Bee Well Kids Recipe Week

Hi! We are so overwhelmed and grateful for the amazing response we have had from our customers from our Bee Well Kids Collection! This week on Instagram and our blog, we'll be giving you some recommendations for use, but first a few necessary disclaimers: 

These recipes are not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any illness. Always consult your health care provider before use beginning a new health support routine and remember to always dilute. We will provide suggestions and some guidelines for dilution, but the ultimate decision of what you use and how much you use with your family is up to you! Check with your up-line and resource books for additional recommendations and information. 

There is a wide level of published safety guidelines for using essential oils. Some experts recommend extremely conservative dilution rations of no more than a .25% - 2% dilution even for adults (4 drops of EO in a 10 ml Roller bottle of carrier oil). However, you have probably also seen more liberal recommendations. If you are uncertain how much you should use, always start with less and watch for any sensitivity, you can always add more EO to your blend!  (Most experts do not recommend using any essential oils on babies under 6 months.) 

For your reference here is a dilution guide. Please refer back to this when making your blends! 

For a 1% dilution in a 10 mL roller bottle add 2 drops* of essential oils. 

For a 2% dilution in a 10 mL roller bottle, add 4 drops* of essential oils, fill with carrier oil. 

For a 3% dilution in a 10 mL roller bottle, add 6 drops* of essential oils, fill with carrier oil. 

For a 5% dilution in 10 mL roller bottle, add 10 drops of essential oils, fill with carrier oil. 

For a 10% dilution in a 10 mL roller bottle, add 20 drops of essential oils, fill with carrier oil 

For a 25% dilution in a 10 mL roller bottle, add 50 drops essential oils (not a recommended amount for children) 

*Consider blending all the oils you wish to add first in an empty essential oil or dropper bottle, then add the desired number of drops to your roller bottle and dilute*

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Essential Holiday -- Comfort & Joy (in a cup)

Comfort & Joy (in a cup) 

Comfort and Joy (in a cup)

 

'Tis the season to cuddle up by the fire with a warm drink in your hands, so why not gift a beautifully easy drink jar to your favorite friends this year? Include a bottle or dram sample of your favorite essential oils to compliment to drink mix with our easy recipes below? Get the Comfort and Joy Labels on our Essential Holiday Round Label Sheet and combine them with our Essential Holiday Recipe Cards to share your recipes and instructions! 

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

In a 4 oz Glass Mason Jar Combine:

1 T Finely chopped or grated milk chocolate

¼ cup dutch baking cocoa

¼ cup organic sugar

Include a bottle or sample of Peppermint Essential Oil with the following suggested instructions:

Combine contents of jar with 2 cups warm whole milk (or almond milk) Add 1 drop *peppermint essential oil. Divide between 2 mugs and enjoy!

Comfort and Joy Hot Cocoa Mix

Mulled Cider

Making your own mulling spice blend is easy if you can hunt down the ingredients! Check thebulk spice section at your local grocer, or skip the hunt and cheat a big with a premade blend.Divide into jars, include with a sample of your favorite essential oils and you are good to go!

In a 6 oz glass mason jar combine:

2 cinnamon sticks (chopped)

6 whole star anise

¼ cup cloves

¼ cup allspice

Include a bottle or sample of Orange Essential Oil with the following suggested instructions:

Add 1 T and 1 drop *Orange Essential Oil per cup of apple cider. Simmer at least 15 minutes. Strain mulling spices before serving.

Tea Gift Set

We love this easy and thoughtful gift idea! For our Comfort and Joy Tea Set, we picked up a favorite loose tea blend at the farmer’s market this weekend. Include loose tea sachets,  honey sticks, and a bottle or sample of your favorite *Lemon Essential Oil for the perfect warm-me-up gift. 


*Avoid Peppermint Oil if pregnant or nursing. Please make sure your essential oils are labeled as food grade or safe for ingestion. 

Essential Holiday Merry and Bright Hand/Body/Face Scrubs

There's no need to relinquish your soft hydrated skin to the cold, dry air of winter with these three super simple body scrubs that take literally minutes to make! They are make the perfect holiday or hostess gift this Christmas. Leave one by the bathroom or kitchen sink this winter season to leave your house guests an unexpected pampering treat! 

Merry and Bright Body Scrubs

Classic Sugar Scrub (for face)

In a glass mixing bowl combine:

1/2 cup organic sugar, 1/4 cup organic coconut oil, 10 drops essential oils (lemon for skin brightening, lavender for soothing irritating skin, or peppermint for an invigorating tingle and to sooth sore muscles)

Coffee + Sugar Scrub (for body) 

1/4 cup organic coffee, 1/4 cup organic sugar, 1/4 cup organic coconut oil, 1 T Vegetable Glycerin, 1 t vitamin E oil, 10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil 

Sea Salt Lavender and Rosemary Scrub (for hands) 

1/3 cup Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, 1/4 cup Organic Olive Oil, 1 T Honey, 1 t dried lavender, 10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil, 5 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil. 

Mix ingredients, store in a glass jar, top with a Merry and Bright Label from our Essential Holiday Collection and be the hero/heroine of the hand scrubs this Christmas!