I'm back with the tutorial I promised last Friday!
Pictured above I'm gathering my supplies from Plant Therapy:
and my little funnel.
What I want to make today is a natural antihistamine.
Here's my case study, me...
Last October I was going to have a home party gathering and was stressed about it, the skin around my lips turned red, started to itch like crazy, which then turned into little blisters around my lips that broke open, then my lips dried out and cracked. It was miserable! I did everything I could think of to get relief but nothing seemed to help. This went on almost continuously for six months. Every time I'd get a little stressed the same thing would happen...
I'd read that Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint combined with a carrier oil make a great antihistamine for skin related alergies, I had nothing to lose so I got out my essential oils and mixed them together with a carrier oil and used it three times a day. Within 24 hours my lips and skin around them were no longer itching or inflamed and were healing!
I'm using a roller bottle for my homemade blend. I think they are wonderfully convenient for applying finished essential oil blends to ourselves and loved ones. I added three drops of each Lemon, Peppermint and Lavender essential oils to the roller bottle, 9 drops total. Essential oils are pure plant essences and very strong, a little goes a long way.
Next I used my little funnel to top off the roller bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
The dark green color of the glass roller bottle is perfect for storing blends of essential oils. Essential Oils need to be kept cool and stored in a dark place so they don't oxidize. If and when oxidation happens the essential oil can become irritating to our skin, so be sure to store your oils properly for a long shelf life.
Next I added the roller ball and top, gave it a good shaking, then printed a label with the name, ingredients and date I created it.
I no longer need to apply this blend three times a day but I do use it every couple of days. I also diffuse Lavender and other calming/relaxing blends of essential oils at home each day.