Insect repellent was something people hardly take notice of until the recent mozzie Zika outbreak. Try visit any pharmacy in Singapore you will find empty shelf where insect repellent used to be almost ignored.
Next to insect repellents, smarties like us will then Google to find alternative to insect repellents. So next the hunt for one of the core ingredient to make natural repellent – witch hazel. And guess what? Even that or its family nowhere to be found. Fortunately, I have been keeping stocks for my skincare.
It occurred to me that having alternative somehow is an advantage as it allows various option in absence of one. I would opt for facial toner or mist as an alternative as it lasts on the skins for hours.
Here I’m sharing with you my version of insect repellent:-
Witch hazel (if unavailable, you may use facial toner)
Citronella essential oil
Cinnamon essential oil
Clove essential oil
Immune defenser essential oil (available at www.naturaltouchtherapy.com)
Pain away essential oil (available at www.naturaltouchtherapy.com)
Method : Fill 3/4 of the spray water with distilled water. Add equal parts of all essential oils as stated (depending on the size of the bottle – 5 drops each for every 5ml). Fill the rest of the bottle with witch hazel. Shake well and its ready to be use.
To use : Spray on skin area and clothes. While pleasant to our nose, the mozzies just cannot stand the scent 🙂
Continue reading A lesson from the current Zika outbreak
Catching up with another fellow reiki master was refreshing. This lady has been going natural and organic since the day I knew her. One thing I’m impressed with is her passion in creating her own recipe for beauty lotions and toiletries using essential oils and the way she incorporates essential oils in her daily life, such that she is able to sense the frequency level of energy from just a drop of the essential oil.
To begin with, our catching up session was filled with our updates of the past 2 years after she left to Qatar to accompany her husband for his relocation of work. She shared a lot on her personal experience with essential oils. I shared with her my share of experience on the same, especially on my essential oil blends that I’ve created. Allowing her to try, she started with my Brain Booster blend. A few inhale she was able to name all the oils for the blend. Most importantly, she said the blend has a very high intense vibration that she felt it on her crown cakra.
Next she went on to try my Serenity blend. Again she felt the vibration but this time at the frontal part of the brain. She reminded me of something which I’ve almost long forgotten what was taught by our Reiki master that if you infuse intention into something which beneficial it will raise the vibration of the frequency energy level. How could I forgotten that! Especially when I personalised each and every blend of these oils.
By now I’m certain that I know this awesome lady not by chance but somehow it was predestined to be friends and met again on that particular moment.
And one thing I certainly can be sure of that this journey into essential oils is my calling 🙂
After a long deep thought, I’ve decided to come up with these four scrubs :- Rise & Shine, Sweet Dreamz, Mind Alert and Ache No More.
These scrubs are formulated with Epsom salt, Himalayan rock salt, coconut oil and essential oils.
Epsom salt has the ability to flush out uric acid and toxins from the muscles and joints, reduces inflammation which causes arthritis and rhemeutism. Himalayan rock salt has natural properties that removes dead skin cells as well as cleanses the aura, while coconut oil strengthened and protects skin tissues and get rid of dead skin cells. By infusing essential oils, it amplify the therapeutic effect of the bath scrub as a whole.
Rise & Shine – consists of lemon and grapefruit essential oils to awaken and uplift the spirit. Great to use in the morning.
Mind Alert – consists of lemon, peppermint and rosemary essential oils to energise the body and mind for better concentration and focus. Great to use in the morning, especially for students and for those who need a quick perk-up for meetings or events.
Sweet Dreamz – consists of rose geranium and lavender. Soothing and relaxing for the mind especially after a hard day work. Great to use in the evening or before bedtime to promote better sleep.
Ache No More – consists of peppermint, clove, wintergreen and helichrysum that have properties to relieve pain and aches. Great for arthritis and rhemeutism.
Continue reading 100% Natural Bath Scrub
If you thinking of a perfect give for friend or colleague what would that be?
Would you consider home spa set as gift?
Recently, I package a set for a colleague as a farewell gift compromises of the following:
A massage oil, DIY body scrub, DIY perfume, lavender essential oil and peppermint.
If that’s not all, they came in a box filled with potpourri infused with lavender essential oil.
If you searching for some ideas perhaps this video might help.
Continue reading Aromatherapy home spa as a gift
In my previous posts, I’ve shared on how I was impressed by a friend who creates her own skincare products using natural ingredients and essential oil. Feeling inspired, I attempted to follow suit and now there’s no way I would turn back to buying from stores.
I’m going to share one which I named Aromatherapy Honey Salt Bath Scrub. It contains the following :-
Epsom salt – flushes out uric acid from the muscles and joints hence relieves pain due to arthritis and rheumatism
Himalayan pink salt -nourishes the skin
Sweet almond oil – easily absorbed into the skin, softens and removes dirt accumulated in the skin pores and hair follicles
Evening primrose oil – improves skin elasticity and smoothness
Orange essential oil and honey cleanses the skin without drying it out
Geranium essential oil – consists anti-inflammatory properties particularly effective against edema, swelling of the skin due to fluid build up