Create Your Own Custom DIY Salves the Easy Way!

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Spark Naturals sells 100% pure essential oils, essential oil blends and related natural aromatherapy products. Their goal is to to help people bring balance into people’s lives through the use of essential oil extracts and other high quality health related products that combat the world’s cocoon of toxins, pollutants, and hazardous chemicals.

About Spark Naturals Essential Oils.

I recently discovered the company, Spark NaturalsSpark Naturals sells 100% pure essential oils, essential oil blends and related natural aromatherapy products. Their goal is to to help people bring balance into people’s lives through the use of essential oil extracts and other high quality health related products that combat the world’s cocoon of toxins, pollutants, and hazardous chemicals.

Unlike some essential oils companies, Spark Naturals is not an MLM company. However, they do offer the same products along with better pricing and availability as other similar essential oil companies.

Create your own custom DIY salves the easy way with Spark Naturals' base Foundation Salve. This salve is fantastic for those of us who want to create our own custom DIY salves, but prefer not to have to start out buying a ton of ingredients in bulk. This salve is a great way to make and mix your own products. All you need to do is heat the base and then add your own oils!

Easily create custom DIY salves with Spark Naturals!

I was especially excited by Spark Naturals’ base Foundation Salve. This salve is fantastic for those of us who want to create our own custom DIY salves, but prefer not to have to start out by buying a ton of ingredients in bulk. Spark Naturals’ base Foundation Salve is a great way to make and mix your own products. All you need to do is heat the base and then add your own essential oils!

To get you started, I recommend 12 drops of essential oil to 1 oz. of base. You can try ginger essential oil with this base for a warming sore muscle salve! Or mix 12 drops of ginger essential oil with 1 oz. of one of their carrier oils for a simple sore muscle massage oil.

And Spark Naturals’ base Foundation Salve is 100% natural. It’s made from 100% Pure Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil and Vitamin E. That’s it! You can buy Spark Naturals’ base Foundation Salve online here. Or shop from their full line of pre-made salves here.

Sparks Naturals sells essential oil kits for making your own DIY cleaning products, cold & flu relief products and more!

In addition to the salves offered at Spark Naturals, they also sell essential oil kits for making your own DIY cleaning products, cold & flu relief products and more!

And, they also make it easy to get started with aromatherapy! Start shopping now and save up to 20% off their current sale products. You can also use coupon code: share15 for 15% off.

If you’re interested in homemade salve recipes that are a little more complex, you can find all of my salve recipes here. Make your own from scratch or use them as a springboard for inspiration for making your own custom DIY salves.

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Simple DIY Breathe Easier Salve Recipe for Sinus Congestion with Printable Labels

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How to Make a Simple Salve for Sinus Congestion - DIY Homemade Breathe Easy Salve Recipe and Printable Labels

Have sinus congestion from the common cold or nasal allergies? Then try out this simple diy recipe for creating your own homemade salve to help you breathe easier. It’s made with a combination of 100% pure Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemon and Eucalyptus essential oils that come pre-mixed for you ready to use! Simply apply the finished salve under your nose to help clear nasal passages.

Homemade Cold and Chest Congestion Recipes - A Simple DIY Breathe Easy Salve Recipe

Homemade Breathe Easy Salve Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. Beeswax Pastilles
2 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
.15 oz. Eden’s Garden Breathe Easy Synergy Blend Essential Oil

Directions:

Using a digital kitchen scale weigh out the beeswax pastilles in a glass measuring cup. Melt beeswax in the microwave. Once thoroughly melted, carefully remove from the microwave using a pot holder and place back on the scale. Measure out the sweet almond oil and mix well. Finally stir in the the essential oil blend.

Now slowly pour the salve into containers of your choice. This recipe will yield approximately ten 1/3 oz. lip balm pots. (As with any product, do not use if you are sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients and discontinue use immediately if irritation occurs.)

How to Make a Simple Salve for Sinus Congestion - DIY Homemade Breathe Easy Salve Recipe and Printable Labels

Since listing ingredients on smaller containers is difficult, I opted to package my salve inside 3″ x 4″ Clear Zipper Poly Bags which are much easier to label. I then hand drew my own labels to add a special handmade touch, printed them onto sticker paper and then affixed them to the bags and tucked the salve inside each one.

How to Make a Simple Salve for Sinus Congestion - DIY Homemade Breathe Easy Salve Recipe and Printable Labels

You can print your own labels for this project by downloading my printable PDF label sheet and the salve recipe here. My printable labels are free of any branding so it makes them perfect for gifting to someone you know who may be sick or suffering from allergies. Include them in Christmas stockings or gift in a “get well” basket!


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DIY Bug Repellent

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While summer is still a few weeks away, that didn’t stop me from being eaten alive by mosquitoes and biting flies this past week while working outside in my garden. I did find this lovely snail (pictured below) while digging holes for my cucumbers though, so despite the bites, this tiny garden surprise almost made up for them.
Garden Snail (c) Rebecca D Dillon http://www.soapdelinews.com
Here he is crawling along the column base on my porch. I ended up tossing him across the yard into the strip of grass on the other side of the sidewalk in hopes to keep him from wandering back toward my garden. In the meantime, since a garden does need constant care to flourish, I’ve gone back to using my handmade natural Lemon Mint shea butter soap and I haven’t been bit since.
The chemicals found in most bug and insect repellents really put me off, plus they tend to smell bad. So I like to make my own. Making your own mosquito repellent is really quite simple. There are a handful of essential oils that are useful for keeping biting insects away, many of which smell pleasant alone, or when combined with other oils. These natural essential oils include: Tea Tree, Citronella, Palmarosa, All Eucalyptus, All Cedar, Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, and Lemongrass. To make your own insect repellent, simply combine about 2% of your choice of essential oils known for repelling mosquitoes and other biting insects with a carrier oil like jojoba, rice bran, or even olive oil. If you’re looking for a less greasy oil, try using fractionated coconut oil. If oil is too greasy for you, try mixing your essential oil blend in distilled water and a little bit of emulsifier. Or mix your essential oil blend into your favorite unscented lotion. Some fun essential oil blends crafted to keep insects away include citronella, lemongrass, and lavender. Or try eucalyptus, peppermint and lemongrass. Lavender and tea tree is another good one, though tea tree oil can be a bit potent and often reminds me of paint thinner. You could also try combining lavender and geranium or cedar and sage which is more masculine in scent.
A great place to buy organic essential oils online at a great price is Mountain Rose Herbs. But if you prefer to buy a pre-made product, you can try the Lemongrass & Citronella Bug Repellent from Way Out Wax available from Mountain Rose Herbs. This 100% natural bug repellent is soy based and contains all natural lemongrass and citronella essential oils known for dissuading mosquitoes and black flies from troubling your outdoor pleasure.
If you’d like to learn more about essential oils and their uses, I recommend reading the book Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to The Use of Aromatic Oils In Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health and Well Being by Julia Lawless.

And for those serious outdoorsy types, you may also want to try out Ojas Ayurveda’s Anti-Itchy Spray also available from Mountain Rose Herbs. It’s essential in treating Poison Oak, Poison Ivy and Stinging Nettles after exposure and contains an all natural blend of Organic Calendula and Mugwort extracts, organic Grain alcohol, organic Apple Cider Vinegar, filtered water, organic Menthol Crystals, Dead Sea Salt and a proprietary blend of organic healing essential oils. During the entire month of June, Mountain Rose Herb’s is offering this amazing Anti-Itcy Spray at 10% off.

For more ideas on creating your own natural diy bug repellent products, check out the article, Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipes and Other Ways to Deter Biting Insects from June of last year. Or learn how to make an easy Bug Away Handmilled Soap. Also, don’t forget to check out my handmade Exfoliating Lettuce Gardener’s Soap for clean, soft hands after digging in the dirt! (You can read a review of this amazing handmade goat milk soap here.) And learn how to make your own DIY Herb Markers!

What’s your favorite product to use to keep mosquitoes and biting flies away?


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Essential Oil Blend for Acne

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Acne an issue? Mix up a homemade anti-acne essential oil blend to help target and heal acne blemishes!
Simply combine 1oz. castor oil – you can also substitute any carrier oil such as jojoba or even fractionated coconut oil as they are non-greasy feeling – 4 of drops tea tree oil, 3 drops of lavender essential oil, 6 drops of rosemary essential oil, and 3 drops lemon essential oil in a glass container and mix well. This combination of tea tree, rosemary, lavender and lemon essential oils are known for their ability to fight acne due to their antiseptic properties, while lavender’s anti-inflammatory properties help to ease redness and speed healing. Apply a small amount to affected area as needed with your fingertips or a cotton swap as needed as a spot treatment.
I also recommend apple cider vinegar for tough acne. Simply combine one part apple cider vinegar, one part witch hazel, and three parts green tea and mix well. Spritz on face or apply with a cotton ball as a toner after washing your face.
For quality, organic essential oils, I recommend shopping with Mountain Rose Herbs.

What types of natural products do you use as part of your face care regimen?


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