ESSENTIAL OILS APOTHECARY STATION DIY: Bath, Body & Home

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I have so many wonderful essential oils and during the holidays is the perfect time to share them. The challenge to sharing my oils when company is over is that I am usually super busy with cooking and socializing. I decided to set up a small essential oils sample depot in my bathroom so that visitors could sample themselves.  I have a ‘take a sample’ sign on the tray so visitors know that they are welcome to take without asking.The labels were created using an Avery template 22804 glossy white labels found at Staples.  The templates can be found at https://www.avery.ca/design-and-print-online/.  You can also use the sample display just to display your essential oils collection and change the sign to say ‘ask me for a sample’.

My spritz bottle labels included Sweet Dreams, Safeguard, Chill Out,  and Fresh Air. I plan to do a few inhalers with my labels Cheer Up and Get Motivated. The spray samples can sprayed on pillows, scarves, clothing or into the air.

I use only pure essential oils. The bottles are empties, a great way to recycle.  The spray tops come from My Essential Business https://mebcanada.ca/shop/product/mister-top-for-15-ml-30-ml-bottles-5082.  I customize how many drops and add distilled water so the oils do not sit on top of the water.  It is important to shake the bottles often before spraying. The Apothecary Sign came from a download. I opened it in paint and erased the ‘downtown’, added a text box and added Essential Oils. I changed it to transparent and saved it. Next went to Word and added parchment paper image for the page background in word, inserted the image enlarging to fit the page and printed. Voila!

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My sister Adriana was my personal shopper to find the two tired tray.  I have seen them in many places over the last year and when I finally made the decision to buy they were sold out in most places.  This one came from Pier 1. Now you know what I was using it for Adriana.  Thanks again!  I like to keep her curious and she loves to shop! You can click on the images at the bottom of the post to buy yours.

If you are interested in creating an ‘an apothecary sample station’ I can help you get started.  Consider a workshop at your home or mine.  For more information on how I use essential oils for symptom relief and healing visit ‘my green medicine cabinet’. Contact me to book a get together. Get started on your ‘apothecary station’ today. Let me set you up with your essential oils and get a free apothecary station print (shown in my station image above) to frame. Contact me at elisabethlhines@gmail.com to get started.  The apothecary station makes a great gift. Click on the images below to shop for your tiered tray.
   

REMEDIES TO GO: Green Gifting DIY Ideas

My daughter Noël and I spent a lot of time creating these beautiful remedy kits.  They are great ‘green gifts’ to give to the people in your life. It shows that you care about their health and the planet.

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REMEDY KITS DIY:

  • November is a great time to get started on your ‘green gifting’.
  • Get your wooden boxes at the dollar store
  • Get your roller ball bottles at My Essential Business  https://mebcanada.ca/.
  • Design your labels: We created the labels using a table in Word and then printed them onto a one full label sheet (Staples). We cut the label sheet with a paper cutter to fit the bottles. You can use any shape you like.  Avery has many options – http://bit.ly/2Au486j
  • Get your recipes: There are many remedy recipes available on the internet. My daughter and I reviewed them and came up with our own version.  We found that many of the recipes out there were too potent. You can visit this link for a recommended dilution chart –  Noël is the mother of two little ones and I am a holistic wellness practitioner and we wanted to get it right and make it safe. Use this chart to guide you:

dilution chartWhen we made up the babes remedies we made up the dilution in an empty fractionated coconut oil bottle because each roller bottle needed less than a drop.

My daughter and I really enjoyed our mother and daughter time creating these remedies to go kits.

Enjoy your ‘green gifting’! Your friends and the planet will thank you!

 

 

GREEN GIFTING: Healthy For You and Environmentally Friendly

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Last night’s news story about Canada’s garbage crisis refocused my already overwhelming concerns about the amount of waste that we as a generation produce on a daily basis.  I am a big fan of reduce, reuse and recycle, and reducing my environmental footprint. Green gifting, especially with essential oil products, provides an opportunity to use natural symptom relief and natural cleaning options.  Add labels with the recipes you used and recipients can refill the bottles instead of going back to the store to buy more symptom relief and cleaning solutions in new packaging. I am concerned about the world of garbage we are leaving behind for our grandchildren and I know many people are. Every synthetic symptom relief and synthetic cleaning product we use eventually ends up affecting the environment and then it’s inhabitants, animal and human – it’s an unhealthy circle that we have the power to change.

Many people already have a good supply of essential oils at home and when Christmas comes they are shopping for gifts for friends, family, teachers, co-workers and as hostess gifts; wondering what to get.  If you haven’t yet taken the essential oils plunge there are many great November specials to take advantage of to get you started.  Giving a ‘green gift’ that is healthy for your recipient and environmentally friendly tells them that you really care about both. It is also a great activity to do with your children or grandchildren. Invite some friends over and have a DIY green gifting make and take!

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Get started today on ‘green gifting’ today:

  1. Get your oils – elisabethlhines@gmail.com
  2. Get your bottles – https://www.voya geursoapandcandle.com/default.asp (they had everything I wanted in one place) or  https://mebcanada.ca/ (they only had the large foaming soap pumps and I wanted purse sized ones)
  3. Get your FCO (Fractionated coconut oil) – You can get it at both of the above links or https://well.ca or in a healthy supply store.
  4. Get your Castille soap – I used Dr Bonner’s Unscented which you can purchase in a health supply store.
  5. Get your labels – Avery 22807 Glossy White (bought at Staples), Design template – http://bit.ly/2Au486j
  6. Get your recipes: Use the recipes below to get you started. Enroll today with an enrollment kit and get more of my DIY Go Green recipes.

Visit ‘My Green Medicine Cabinet’ at http://mybodycanhealitself.ca/wordpress/?page_id=2914 to see how I use essential oils for symptom relief and healing.

Book a free in person consultation to learn how you can substitute your present symptom relief solutions for healthier and more environmentally friendly options at elisabethlhines@gmail.com.