• Tips + Tricks: Essential Oils with Uncle Harry's


    Time to learn what makes essential oils so essential. We teamed up with Stephanie Lee, the artist behind the blog Make and Tell, to find out how to use our chosen oils to their highest potential. Whether we're using lavender oil for calming our nerves, the muscle-relaxing properties of peppermint oil, or eucalyptus oil as an anti-inflammatory, we can't get enough of our oils.



    Sugar Scrub

    Needed:
    -1 tbsp. brown sugar
    -1 tsp. of coconut oil
    -a few drops of essential oil
    -small jar or bowl for storage



    1. Take your coconut oil and warm slightly between hands so it's slightly soft. Add to the brown sugar.

    2. Blend the coconut oil and brown sugar mixture until it forms a chunky paste. Using a spoon to mash everything together should be enough to blend it, but if needed you can always pat down with your fingers.



    3. To help thin the mixture out and give it scent, add in a few drops of your preferred essential oil.  We used a mixture of grapefruit and lemon.



    4. To use, gently rub onto your lips in a circular motion to help exfoliate dry skin and rinse off. Store in a cool place when not using!



    Room Spray

    Needed:
    -spray bottle
    -distilled water
    -high-proof clear alcohol
    -essential oils

    1. For a simple, therapeutic room spray, mix 3 parts alcohol to 1 part distilled water. (The alcohol helps the water mix with the oils better.)

    2. Drop your preferred essential oil mix into your spray bottle. For a scent that will last, at least 30 drops of essential oils are recommended. Get creative with your scents, too!

    3. Give your finished bottle a good shake and mist wherever you'd like a burst of essential oils.




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