Category Archives: Essential Oil Recipes

Introduction to Aromatherapy Training Webinar on my Birthday!!

Hello,
Last year, I decided to share about essential oils on my birthday  which is twelve days before Christmas and I can’t wait to do it again.  I am so happy to be 57 years old on December 13th with good health and lots of wonderful changes and happiness in my life  therefore I wanted to share my birthday blessings with you by perfume-bottle offering  you a special perfume  that I developed that you will hear on video below. Make sure you have your pen or pencil ready to write it down.

My previous work as a developer for organic cosmetics ( skin care, perfumes, bath and hair products based on aromatherapy) is something I really enjoyed and it makes me  so happy to share it with you in  my song ” Twelve days before my birthday”  as my gift to you while offering my  Live on line Introduction to Aromatherapy Webinar. Below the Video is  the course offer and the items you will need to be in the course because this is a hands on learning experience.

Please email ruth@lorriehargis.com for  information on future “Introduction to Aromatherapy” training webinars.

 

 

In this Webinar you will learn:
What is an essential oil?
Safety with essential oils
Introduction to course essential oils (Lemon, Lavender, Tea Tree, Frankincense, Peppermint Red Mandarin, Ylang Ylang, and many more)
Make a massage oil
Make a soothing balm
Make a bath salt
Make a diffuser blend to uplift you during seasonal changes for your home or office.
Make a detox clay pack.

You will need this booklet for the course:

Recommended Reading- “Using Common Scents,” Booklet by Lorrie Hargiscommon-scents-bundleII

click to order the booklet here – http://www.lorriehargis.com/order.html

 

Masters II Chemistry Students University Montpellier, France

Masters II Chemistry Students University Montpellier, France

When you register for this training you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

I look forward to sharing this Webinar with you!

 

 

Don’t forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents,
Au Revoir,
Lorrie

Christmas Aromatherapy Spritzer ( Daily Essential)

Hello,

It is that time of year when we are bustling around getting all the gifts, cooking and also bringing Holiday Cheer to loved ones and those who need our assistance. I love to use essential oils to help myself to be more motivated to get all  of these things done and enjoy it at the same time. I am very joyful to offer you this Christmas Aromatherapy Spritzer to bring good cheer to all who enter your house or office  during the Holidays.

CHRISTMAS SPRITZER Formulation:

26 drops Inspire Blend- Natures Sunshine

6 drops Frankincense

8 drops Red Mandarin

6 drops Pine Sylvestris ( now in the video I accidentally counted out 8 drops) therefore it is not a challenge to have 6 or 8 drops. It is a Spritzer that is to be used in the air not on the skin.)

2oz water

2oz  glass amber or colored bottle with Sprayer

Place essential oils in the bottle. Add water. Place Sprayer on top and fasten tightly. Roll between hands and shake well. Place label on the bottle. Spray in each corner of the room.

 

 

 

Enjoy the Spritzer and Have a Merry Christmas.

“Don’t Forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents and Join the Common Scents Community to receive four videos like this per month and an Aromatherapy Training Webinar.

 

Au Revoir et Joyeux Noel,

Lorrie

Ointments for Cuts when Gardening

Hello Everyone,
I am out the door to Sri Lanka to see this beautiful island of spices however I first wanted to share this Ointment for Cuts when Gardening because this is the time of year we are clearing out the summer garden and putting in the garden for winter. Each year I make a patch of salve which you can get the recipe for on page 23 and 24 of my book, Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy or you can purchase a ready made ointment like Golden Salve by Natures Sunshine.
Heres the recipe:
1 T. Homemade Salve or ready made (Golden Salve)
1 T. Aloe Vera Gel
3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
6 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

In a bowl,mix the Salve and Aloe Vera Gel until they are blended well together. Add the essential oils and mix thoroughly. You will have a very cool, refreshing salve to the touch. Wash cuts thoroughly and place Ointment on cuts. Repeat as needed.
Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy.

Here is the video

Don’t forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents.

Can’t wait to share with you about Sri Lanka.

Au Revoir,

Lorrie

Essential for Sore Muscles

Hello Everyone,
Back to school  is the time for children, teenagers, and professional athletes to start participating in weekly sporting events such as  football, volleyball, cross country and much more . This can mean sore muscles. There is nothing better than a massage with essential oils to relieve the muscle tension, inflammation and soreness. Essential oils are soothing, anti-inflammatory and analgesic. The first blend that I like to use for sore muscles is Recover blend made with Wintergreen, Camphor, Rosemary, Cajeput, Siberian Pine, Clove, Helichrysum, Juniper berries, Peppermint and Frankincense.This blend combines essential oils that help to reduce inflammation and stimulate circulation which helps to ease pain. By adding more Peppermint to the blend it increases its anti-inflammatory properties. I also have added Lemon to the formulation because Lemon contains Limonene known to break up uric acid and stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems. This helps the muscles to release the uric acid leaving the muscles soothed and relaxed.

Heres the  Essential Sore Muscle formulation:

6 drops Recover Soothing Blend
8 drops Peppermint essential oil
6 drops Lemon essential oil
2oz. Carrier oil

Place essential oils and carrier oil in 2oz bottle. Roll between your hands and until ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Place on sore muscles twice daily.

For Children 6 years and up: Do not use the Recover soothing blend- Use 3 drops Peppermint and 3 drops Lemon in 2oz carrier oil.
Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy, breastfeeding, children, and people with sensitivity to aspirin (salicylate)- this often applies to ADD/ADHD.

Here’s the link for this week’s video on YouTube for Sore Muscles.

 

 

Until next week, Don’t Forget your Essentials, Use Your Common Scents

Au Revoir,

Lorrie

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How to make French Lavender Sachets with Lavender Essential oil: Clean, Fresh, Repelling

Hello Everyone,

After the harvest in June with Joel, I always keep some Lavender to dry  in which I make different things with the dried lavender. One of the things that I like to do with it is make Lavender Sachets. Dried Lavender in France has been used in sachets ( sac originating from Old French) for centuries to scent drawers and closets. It  makes your clothes smell fresh and clean.  The genus of Lavender is Lavandula which comes from the French word Lavere  meaning clean.

It also repels insects such as moths and keeps the woolens from having moth holes. This is truly a daily essential. I don’t like it when I arrive to wear my wool jacket and find their are moth holes in it and I can no longer wear it. The one important thing you have to remember is to freshen up your sachets every 3 or 4 months with Lavender essential oil. This is why I make mine with ribbon ties. Here goes my recipe for Lavender Sachets:

Items that you will need for one sachet:

Ribbon- color of your choice

Fine  Tulle netting that you cut in a circle

Scissors

Glass Bowl

Spoon

2 Tablespoons of dried lavender flowers that you have taken from the stems

20 drops Lavender oil

Enjoy the DIY video:

 

Don’t forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents.

Au Revoir,

Lorrie

Summer Fragrance with Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lavender and Sandalwood

Hello Everyone,

I just love to wear fresh, fruity, flowery and woody essential oils for my personal summer fragrance. When it is hot  as it is France in the summer time this kind of fragrance uplifts, cools and energizes me. As a researcher and developer of Organic perfumes and skin care based on aromatherapy for over 11 years; one of my favorite kind of formulations to develop is perfume.  This isn’t as  easy it seems because there a lot of rules surrounding perfume especially when using one of my favorite sweet, fresh, fruity and flowery essential oils that has a beautiful green color- Bergamot. The reason it is so hard to use is because of its photo toxicity. In September, when I offer my 240 hour Aromatherapy program one of the things that I will be teaching will be how to  safely formulate  perfume and skin care products . This is why in this Summer Fragrance I have only used a very small amount of bergamot.  I also give you pointers on how to wear a perfume in the video. If you do not want to wear it as a perfume you can use it to freshen up your room.

Here is the  Summer Fragrance formulation:

I have placed the essential oils in drops which equals 3% of the formulation

2 drop Bergamot Essential Oil

24 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil

10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

10 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil

89% Organic alcohol= 1.78 ounces

7% Water= 0.14 ounces

1% Organic Vegetable Glycerine= 0.02 ounces

2oz Amber or colored bottle with sprayer.

Mix alcohol, glycerine and water together. Place  alcohol mixture into the bottle then add essential oils. Roll the bottle between your hands to mix the ingredients together. Put on sprayer.

Contraindications- Photo toxic.

Enjoy the video-

 

Don’t forget your Essential Oils, Use your Common Scents,

All The Best,

Lorrie