Men’s Health DIY

Prostatitis is an infection that causes a burning sensation when passing urine, pain and tenderness in the pelvic area and lower back pain, fever, and exhaustion.

This blend will only help to relieve symptoms and you need to see a medical professional to make sure that nothing more serious is going on.

Prostatitis Blend
15 drops Cypress
15 drops Frankincense
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Myrrh

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil of your choice.

Apply over the abdomen and lower back as needed.

Here’s a blend to help keep that hair attached to your head (ladies this can help you too!).

Hair Stay There Blend
24 drops Rosemary
18 drops Cedarwood
14 drops Geranium
12 drops Peppermint
8 drops Lavender
40 drops carrier oil

Combine in a 5mL bottle. Apply daily before bed or just after showering. Put 4-7 drops in the palm of your hand and gently massage throughout the scalp, paying attention to areas of thinning hair or balding spots.

Here’s a cologne recipe to try. You’ll be one of my favorite people to smell if you wear this since I love Bergamot.

Earthy Spice Cologne
18 drops Bergamot
13 drops Siberian Fir
10 drops Clove
8 drops Lemon

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply to pulse points.

Men whose beards need a little TLC, this beard balm this recipe is for you.

Beard Balm
2 teaspoons beeswax
1 teaspoon Shea butter
3 teaspoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E
2 drops Cedarwood oil
2 drops Melaleuca oil
2 drops Rosemary oil

Combine all ingredients, except essential oils, in a glass container.

Place the jar in a saucepan with one to two inches of boiling water.

Stir ingredients until melted and thoroughly combined.

Remove from heat and let rest for 3 minutes.

Add essential oils and stir.

Pour mixture into an empty tin or airtight glass jar.

Let balm rest 1-2 hours before using.

This cologne blend is super simple and you don’t even need to make it a roller bottle if you don’t want.

Lime Delight Cologne
2 drops Lime oil
1 drop Vetiver oil

Rub the Vetiver over your heart, layer the Lime over top. Dilute with a carrier oil if you have sensitive skin.

To make this a roller bottle use 20 drops of Lime and 10 drops of Vetiver in a roller bottle and then fill with a carrier oil of your choice.

Cardiovascular health is important for both men and women. Heart disease is a major killer of people throughout the world.

This blend helps to improve circulation, reduce stress, and can aid in lowering blood pressure.

Heart’s Ease Blend
30 drops Lavender
30 drops Clary Sage
15 drops Wild Orange
15 drops Rosemary
8 drops Marjoram

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil of your choice.

Apply this blend to your feet, pulse points, or over your heart.

Make sure to continue to follow any recommendations that your health practitioner has given to you and let your health practitioner know you are using essential oils.

Women’s Health DIY

Over on my Instagram, I spent a lot of time focusing on Women’s Health. Here are some of the DIY posts that I did over there.

Menstruation Blend

15 drops Rosemary essential oil

10 drops Marjoram essential oil

10 drops Clary Sage essential oil

Combine all of the ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. You can massage this blend over your lower back and abdomen for relief from abdominal cramping and lower back pain.

Menopause is a time when the hormones in a woman’s body get all out of whack. This blend helps to relieve some of the many symptoms that come along with hormonal imbalance.

Hormonal Balance Blend

15 drops Clary Sage

15 drops Geranium

15 drops Bergamot

Combine all of the ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Massage the blend over your lower back and abdomen.

What is Menorrhagia? It’s a menstrual period with an excessively heavy flow. Here is a blend that can help you deal with menorrhagia.

Menorrhagia Blend (Excessive Bleeding Blend)

10 drops Cypress essential oil

5 drops Helichrysum oil

5 drops Spikenard essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply to the abdomen during heavy bleeding.

Cramps can ruin anyone’s day. Here’s a blend to help prevent/soothe them.

Prevent Cramps Blend

15 drops Marjoram essential oil

10 drops Lavender essential oil

5 drops Clary Sage essential oil

Combine in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply to lower back, abdomen, and feet as needed.

He’ll Never Know…you have PMS with this blend. It even helps with menopause symptoms.

He’ll Never Know Blend

12 drops Geranium essential oil

6 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil

4 drops Clary Sage essential oil

Combine in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply to the lower abdomen and lower back as needed.

Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows elsewhere in the body. This condition can lead to debilitating pain. Endometriosis affects about 10% of women.

If you are one of the many women who have Endometriosis or just experience extremely painful periods this blend is for you.

Endometriosis Blend

20 drops Cypress essential oil

5 drops Clary Sage essential oil

5 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply to the abdomen during your menstrual period.

Once a woman starts going through menopause hot flashes can become the evil in a woman’s day. One minute you feel fine and great, the next minute you feel like your body is on fire but it’s a fire on the inside.

Here is a blend to combat those hot flashes, it can be made into a roller bottle or a spray.

Beat Hot Flashes Blend

20 drops Clary Sage essential oil

20 drops Geranium essential oil

15 drops Cypress or Peppermint essential oil

If making a roller bottle combine all ingredients in the bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Massage into the abdomen, chest, upper arms, and lower back.

If making a spray combine all ingredients in the spray bottle and use either distilled water or witch hazel. Spray over your body during a hot flash.

Here is another blend to help deal with PMS. It’s great to use on days when your life just feels like a hot mess.

Cool Your Hot Mess Blend

12 drops Wild Orange essential oil

9 drops Clary Sage essential oil

6 drops Geranium essential oil

6 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply over pulse points throughout the day and take a deep breath. You will get through the day.

Are you trying to have a baby? Do you want to attempt to enhance your fertility? Here’s a blend to try.

Fertility Blend

12 drops Clary Sage essential oil

10 drops Fennel essential oil

7 drops Geranium essential oil

8 drops Lavender essential oil

8 drops Bergamot essential oil

bonus: add 3 drops Rose essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply to the lower abdomen twice daily. Concentrate over the ovaries and uterus.

Next week’s post will feature the oils and supplements that doTERRA has that focus on Women’s Health.

Anti-Inflammatory Blend

This anti-inflammatory blend is something I created myself for myself in order to combat some terrible inflammation in my feet and ankles due to bug bites that happened while I was living in Augusta, GA. I found out the hard way that fire ants and fleas are not fun things to live and deal with.

I made this roller bottle of oils that would be not only skin nourishing but also would treat the inflammation that was giving a bad pair of cankles. It worked wonders and now I am only dealing with a little bit of discoloration left from the bug bites.

Anti-Inflammatory Blend

3 drops Frankincense

3 drops Wild Orange

3 drops Lemon

3 drops Marjoram

3 Drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

Fill the rest of the roller bottle with Jojoba Wax/Oil

The reasons I used these specific oils was that each had properties that were useful in my current situation.

Frankincense – has analgesic properties, is an anti-inflammatory and is a cicatrisant (skin healing).

Wild Orange – has analgesic properties, is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, has astringent properties, and enhances skin penetration of oils.

Lemon – has analgesic properties, is anti-inflammatory, has astringent properties, and enhances skin penetration of oils.

Marjoram – has analgesic properties and is anti-inflammatory.

Melaleuca (Tea Tree) – has analgesic properties and is anti-inflammatory.

Jojoba Wax/Oil – I used jojoba because it a skin nourishing oil, but you can use whatever carrier oil you prefer.

 

Skin Sensitivity

Dilute

  • A category of essential oils that should be mixed with a carrier oil. The carrier oil will help “carry” the essential oil into the skin.

Neat

  • A category of essential oils that can be applied topically without dilution because of their extremely mild chemistry.

Sensitive

  • A category of essential oils that should be diluted for young or sensitive skin.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

All info from www.doterra.com/US/en/brochures-magazines-doterra-living-fall-2016-essential-oils-for-beginners

Basic Terminology

Essential Oils

  • Natural aromatic compounds extracted from seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils contain natural and unique properties that can have powerful benefits for your health and overall wellness.

CPTG ® (CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade ®)

  • doTERRA quality protocol in which each batch of oil undergoes a multi-phase chemical composition inspection.

Carrier Oil

  • A lipid-based substance used to dilute essential oils, doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil is an excellent carrier oil option because of its long shelf-life, non-greasy texture.

Distillation

  • The process of extracting essential oil from plant material.

Cold Press Distillation/Expression

  • Most commonly used method for obtaining citrus oils. This process uses a mechanical press to squeeze essential oils from plant parts.

Steam Distillation

  • The most common distillation method. This process uses low-heat pressurized steam to circulate through plant parts and extract oils.

 

 

 

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

All info from www.doterra.com/US/en/brochures-magazines-doterra-living-fall-2016-essential-oils-for-beginners