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BOGO Day 3 – Tips, Recipes & Uses

I love bogo week!! So far I have purchased every day, it is such a great way to keep my stock up at a low cost, I also earn points on the item I purchased!! This means I can get the more expensive oils for FREE!! Its like the gift that just keeps giving.

Check out all the great tips from doTERRA below.19990575_1407073759414599_5353719518874302096_n

PastTense Uses and Benefits

The selected essential oils that make up the PastTense tension blend are ideal for mind and mood. When applied topically, the PastTense essential oil blend helps promote grounded and balanced emotions. For quick access to these powerful benefits, apply PastTense to your neck, shoulders, or behind your ears.

Is your to-do list stacking up while your time is winding down? When you have too much to do and little time to do it in, feelings of stress can often be the unwanted product. Keep those stressful feelings at bay and welcome in calm feelings by applying a little PastTense oil. The PastTense essential oil blend is designed to help ease stressful feelings and is great for tense moments.

Take your PastTense oil with you wherever you go! PastTense was designed for convenient essential oil emotional support. Its 10mL roll-on structure is easy to carry in a pocket, purse, backpack, and much more. Next time you foresee a stressful situation, don’t worry; just keep your PastTense oil close for quick and convenient application when needed.

One of the best ways to overcome tense feelings is through massage. After a stressful day, massage PastTense into your shoulders, neck, and back for a cooling and soothing sensation. The PastTense essential oil blend will aid in releasing stressful feelings and is a perfect companion for a deep massage. Dilute PastTense with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to help maximize the reach of the blend while minimizing skin sensitivity.

Stressful situations are all around us, but that doesn’t mean we need to be stressed. Before your next test or public presentation, make sure to apply PastTense oil to your temples and the back of your neck. Applying PastTense oil will help calm your emotions and lessen anxious and stressful feelings.

Does traveling make you feel uneasy? You’re not alone. Traveling by plane, car, or boat can often bring on anxious or tense feelings. Before or during traveling, apply PastTense to your wrists. The grounding and soothing properties of this blend will help calm emotions, allowing you to relax and enjoy your journey.

Stay calm and keep your emotions in check during important meetings by using PastTense. Before a significant meeting, apply PastTense oil to the bottoms of your feet. The oil will absorb through the feet and allow your body to receive the benefits of PastTense faster. The PastTense essential oil blend will aid in decreasing tense and stressful feelings and will help you feel emotionally balanced during your meeting.

When experiencing a big life change, make sure to have PastTense oil close by. Big changes can be full of fun surprises, but they can also cause an increase of stressful and anxious feelings. Topically apply PastTense behind the ears to quickly reduce some of the negative feelings that accompany change.

Help your body and mind relax and unwind before taking a test. Apply some PastTense oil to your neck, shoulders, or behind your ears to help ease feelings of tension before an important exam. This will help reduce adverse emotions so that you can focus on the facts that really matter.

Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed every once in a while? When you’re experiencing an influx of stressed or tense feelings, use PastTense. The PastTense essential oil blend contains Lavender, Chamomile, and Frankincense. These ingredients have strong calming properties and will aid in calming emotions.

 

Peppermint Oil Uses and Benefits

Looking for something strong and natural to freshen your breath with? Mix a drop of Peppermint oil with a drop of Lemon essential oil in water, take a sip, and swirl it around in your mouth for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse. One of the key ingredients to this mouth rinse is the menthol found in Peppermint. Menthol has been used for centuries for its ability to cleanse and freshen. When you use a drop of Peppermint oil in your mouth rinse, the menthol is what gives it a fresh and minty kick. This powerful and fresh element is why Peppermint is found in many oral health products today. When using this Peppermint mouth rinse, you will experience a pleasurable, cooling feeling your mouth will love and you will walk away confident, knowing that your breath smells just as good as it feels.

Peppermint oil is a culinary wonder and has been used to add a fresh boost to meals in kitchens all across the world. However, Peppermint is not just limited to cooked dishes; it also makes a great addition to any drink or smoothie. Try adding one to two drops of Peppermint essential oil to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist. By adding the flavor of Peppermint oil to your morning smoothie, you can start your day feeling more refreshed than ever.

Don’t forget to get creative with your water, too! Add one drop of Peppermint with a cut fruit for a deliciously infused water. Peppermint oil makes a healthy addition to any drink because it helps promote healthy respiratory function and clear breathing, and by adding doTERRA Peppermint oil to the drink of your choice, you are encouraging healthy respiratory function in your body* while simultaneously adding a delicious flavor to your drinks.

Peppermint can be used aromatically to enliven the senses and promote a feeling of energy. This powerful oil can be extremely beneficial on its own, but when you add the right combination of essential oils to Peppermint, you get a wider variety of beneficial results. Try placing one drop of Peppermint oil in the palm of your hand, add one drop of Wild Orange essential oil and one drop of Frankincense essential oil, and inhale. This simple aromatic recipe is perfect for a mid-day pick-me-up.

Including Wild Orange and Frankincense in this Peppermint mixture adds to its aromatic benefits. Wild Orange carries a sweet and fresh citrus smell that is used to uplift the mind and body, while Frankincense is valued for its ability to promote feelings of relaxation. By combining these two essential oils with Peppermint’s soothing properties, the blend becomes an aromatic powerhouse that will have you feeling relaxed and energized for the tasks ahead.

Sometimes feet just get dried out. It happens, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it. Try this do-it-yourself Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion and show your feet how much you appreciate them. This is a simple and light lotion that includes natural ingredients like Peppermint and Melaleuca (Tea Tree) essential oils. After a long day, there are few things better than taking a seat and giving your feet the cooling sensation that this DIY lotion brings. For best results, try applying this lotion generously to your feet and then putting socks on before you go to bed. Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion will not only leave your feet smelling fresh, it will transform your sandpaper heels into a silky dream.

If you are looking for a way to share the benefits of Peppermint oil with your friends, try making and sharing this DIY Candy Cane Sugar Scrub. This festive sugar scrub helps exfoliate and moisturize the hands, feet, and body, and it makes for a great seasonal gift. Not only will the scrub produce soft and smooth results, but its Peppermint oil base will provide a soothing sensation wherever it is applied.

Being outside in the sun can be a great way to uplift your mood, but sometimes too much sun exposure can quickly end your fun. Try this homemade After Sun Soothing Spray to maintain healthy-looking skin after too much sun. This soothing spray is filled with three powerful essential oils that calm and soothe irritated skin. One of the primary oils used in this spray is Peppermint. Peppermint is a perfect after-sun essential oil due to its high content of Menthol. Menthol is an organic substance in peppermint plants that will give your skin that cool and soothing feeling it needs after a hot day outdoors. Melaleuca (Tea Tree) essential oil and Lavender essential oil are two additional ingredients in this DIY that will improve the appearance of skin.

Looking for a long-lasting way to smell the sweet and minty aroma of Peppermint oil? Use this simple yet invigorating diffuser blend and enjoy this fresh aroma in your home, office, classroom, gym, or wherever you choose to go. To make this blend, combine 2 drops of Peppermint, 3 drops of Grapefruit, and 2 drops of Sandalwood into a diffuser. Using Peppermint essential oil in your diffuser will produce a cooling, invigorating vapor. Additionally, the grounding and mood-enhancing properties of Sandalwood and the uplifting benefits of Grapefruit will work well with the soothing and relaxing effects of Peppermint to produce an energizing and calming aroma that all will enjoy.

Peppermint oil makes a great addition to many dishes, especially treats. Try using this Black Bean Brownie recipe with Peppermint oil and put a nutritious and delicious spin on the traditional chocolate brownie. At first, making a sweet treat with black beans may seem a little off-putting, but don’t worry, black beans have a very mild flavor and are extremely rich, creamy, and full of protein. Once you venture out with this recipe, you won’t want to go back. To create an extra pop of flavor, add a couple drops of Peppermint essential oil for a delightful and refreshing flavor.

The soothing components found in Peppermint essential oil make it a desirable oil for massages. Try adding Peppermint to your massage experiences and enjoy the pleasurable cooling feelings it brings to your skin while immersing yourself in its sweet and relaxing aroma. A great massage companion to Peppermint is Lavender. This combination will produce optimal soothing feelings that will add to any massage. You can also try adding Peppermint essential oil to your shampoo or conditioner for a stimulating hair massage that will provide the pampering your scalp deserves.

Looking for a way to repel bugs and spiders in your house? Luckily, Peppermint oil provides a perfect solution to ward off those creepy crawlers. Many bugs and spiders dislike the potent smell of Peppermint, consequently, Peppermint essential oil is used as a home remedy to repel bugs naturally. Try placing 1–3 drops of essential oil on a cotton ball and position them in the corners of your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, laundry room, or wherever you think these unwanted guests might be.

If you or someone you know has trouble staying awake during long meetings or would like a natural method to feel alert, Peppermint oil used topically and aromatically can help. Because of the invigorating and cooling effects of pure Peppermint oil produces when it comes in contact with skin, Peppermint is an ideal oil for staying attentive and aware. In order to create this extra boost, place 1–2 drops of Peppermint on your finger tips and then place your fingertips on your temples and rub. This will help give you the natural sense of alertness you desire when you need it most.

 

Peppermint Black Bean Brownies

Health Highlights:
Since these aren’t your typical brownies, the ingredients contain some pretty impressive health benefits. Here are just a few health highlights of Black Bean Brownie ingredients.
Black Beans: Black beans contain a substantial amount of fiber, which can be beneficial for diabetics. Studies show that type 1 diabetics with high fiber diets can achieve lower blood glucose levels, and those with type 2 diabetes can improve their blood sugar and insulin levels with a high fiber intake.[1]
Coconut Oil: Studies have shown that coconut oil can help improve cardiovascular risk factors, which could lead to a reduced risk of heart disease long term.[2]
Honey: Honey contains phytonutrients that contain antibacterial and antiviral properties that will boost the immune system, making it easier to fight against the flu and common colds.[3]
Ingredients:
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 large eggs
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips, divided
 
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, in blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into large bowl and stir in ½ cup chocolate chips.
  4. Pour into greased 8×8-inch pan and top with ¼ cup chocolate chips.
  5. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Green Tea Peppermint Sugar Scrub

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Matcha Green Tea powder
  • 1 tablespoon green tea leaves
  • ½ cup coconut oil Few drops of Peppermint essential oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, matcha, and green tea leaves.
  2. Add coconut oil and Peppermint; mix well. Add more oil if you like your scrub to be more moisturizing.
  3. Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 month (2 months if refrigerated).

DIY: Lip Balm

Ingredients:
1 ounce beeswax
1 ounce coconut oil
1/2 ounce shea butter
1/2 ounce cocoa butter
Lip balm containers
Note: This recipe makes 3 ounces of lip balm so make sure you have enough containers. This recipe will make 20 lip balm tubes. You can always reduce the batch size by cutting the recipe in half.

Directions:
    1. Line up empty containers. If you are using a lip balm stick, make sure it ihas been twisted down.
    2. Measure butters and oils and place in glass jar.
    3. Fill a large saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of water and bring to a boil.
    4. Once boiling, add glass jar to center of saucepan.
    5. Stir every few minutes until ingredients are melted and combined.
    6. Once wax is melted, remove from heat and let sit 3 minutes then add essential oils.
    7. Pour mixture into lip balm containers and let cool.

If you would like to make tinted lip balm, move to the next two steps.

  1. Add a pinch of colored mineral makeup until you get your desired color. Stir until combined.
  2. Pour tinted lip balm into containers and let cool.

DIY: Shaving Cream

***This includes 2 oils from the BOGO. Day 1 and day 3***
Ingredients:
1/3 cup shea butter
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
5 drops Sandalwood essential oil
Directions:
    1. Place all ingredients except for essential oils in double boiler.
    2. Once melted, remove from heat and let sit 3 minutes.
    3. Add essential oils and stir until combined.
    4. Let shaving cream rest until hard.

Tip: You can put it in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.

  1. Using hand or stand mixer, whip shaving cream until light and fluffy.
  2. Place in container of choice.

DIY: Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion

***This includes 2 oils from the BOGO. Day 1 and day 3***
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon beeswax
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
4 tablespoons shea butter
1 tablespoon  virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
Directions:
  1. In small glass container, combine all ingredients except essential oils.
  2. Place in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
  3. Stir ingredients until combined (around 5-10 minutes).
  4. Once melted, remove from heat and let rest 3 minutes.
  5. Add essential oils and stir.
  6. Let mixture come to a solid. To quicken process, place in refrigerator.
  7. Once solid, use an electric mixer to whip lotion.
  8. Gradually come to high speed and whip for 3-4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  9. Place in container. To use, rub on heels to help soften and soothe them.

DIY: Herbal Hairspray

Ingredients:
8-ounce glass fine mist spray bottle
1 cup water
4 teaspoons sugar
Tip: Use more or less sugar depending on how strong you want the hold to be.
Note: Feel free to customize the essential oils to your preference. You can use one or all of the essential oils listed above. However, be careful using citrus oils as they can lighten your hair if exposed to UV light.
Directions:
  1. In saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring heat to boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. Pour essential oil into glass spray bottle and add cooled sugar water.
  3. Use as you would any other hairspray.

DIY: Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Ingredients:
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
Skin safe food coloring
Tip: In place of white sugar, you could use sea salt. In place of Fractionated Coconut oil you could use almond oil, grapeseed oil or olive oil. 
Directions:
  1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.
  2. Divide mixture equally into two bowls.
  3. In one bowl, add red skin safe food coloring.
  4. Layer red and white scrub to create a ‘candy cane’ effect.

DIY: After Sun Soothing Spray

***This includes 2 oils from the BOGO. Day 1 and day 3***

Ingredients:
16-ounce glass spray bottle
1 cup aloe vera juice
1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E
Note: You can  find Aloe Vera Juice at your local health food store.
Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
  2. Shake to combine.
Tip: Shake before each use to incorporate all ingredients. Spray onto skin as needed and enjoy its soothing benefits.

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