World Book Day

Today is World Book Day. Now I know many of us bloggers write book reviews so I’m curious to know what are your all time favourite book and have you come across any good reads recently?

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Make Your Own Essential Oils

Feeling crafty? Why not try making your own essential oils this weekend?

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IMG_0001Recipe from Willow and Sage by Stampington

Making your own essential oil is easier than you think. Gather dried herbs and oil of choice. Dried herbs are better than fresh to prevent mold. 

Here are some single oils you can infuse along with their healing benefits. 

Calendula Oil–Use for any skin remedies, like in lotion or facial oil.

Peppermint Oil–Wonderful for relieving aches and pains. It can be used as a massage oil or added to bath water. If you have a headache, rub a bit on your wrist and breath in the healing aroma.

Rosemary Oil–If you have hair troubles, such as poor growth, lice, or dandruff, rosemary is a great option. Add the infused oil to shampoo or use as a hair mask. 

Lemon Balm Oil–Lemon balm is a natural astringent and has antibacterial properties, which are amazing for healing cold sores and other skin…

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Therapeutic Lavender Oat Scrub

It is very important that we take the time to look after ourselves especially if you live with chronic illness and this lavender oil scrub shared by Melinda Sandor from looking for the light is the perfect way to treat yourself..

Looking For The Light

Willow and Sage by Stampington

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This itch-relief scrub is therapeutic on so many levels. It contains sugar to help exfoliate, oils to help hydrate, and oatmeal to help alleviate any irritation. The ground lavender buds are optional but they do add some spa-like qualities-yes, please.

You Will Need

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • Blender/Food Processor
  • 1 TB. dried lavender buds
  • Mortar & pestle
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 TB. sweet almond oil
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 TB. coconut oil softened
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Bowl
  • Airtight jar/Container

To Make 

Add the steel-cut oats to a blender or food processor and pulse until the oats have a powder-like texture. Grind the lavender buds into a powder using the motar & pestle. Combine the oats, flowers, sugar, and oils together in a bowl. Store in airtight jar or container.

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