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Raindrop Therapy Massage

I decided that before heading back to reality, I needed to get a massage at the local Ennis Spa – the Montana Wellness Center. It’s a tiny little operation but the women who run it are professional, friendly and do wonderful healing work.

A couple of months ago my mom treated herself to their Raindrop Therapy Massage. She said it was blissful…so I signed up.

What is the Raindrop Therapy method?  I had no idea so I looked into it.

Raindrop Therapy, according the spa experts at the Keswick Hall Hotel in Charlottesville, VA  is -

“A specialized aromatherapy massage using over nine essential oils to create both structural and electrical
alignment to the body. Also stimulates physical and emotional harmony and detoxifies the body.”

To read more about it click here.

Needless to say, with my obsession of essential oils, I am eager to experience this.

I will let you know how it was tomorrow.

Have a fabulous Tuesday.

xo,

Ivy

Image via Keswick Hall Hotel

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Comfort a cough with essential oils

My dear husband is suffering from a cold with a dry hacking cough. It’s been keeping us both up at night and so I headed to my herb and essential oil books to find some help. I mixed this up and it seemed to ease his symptoms.

Mix 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 2 drops lemon essential oil with 2 tablespoons of organic honey. (Aura Cacia actually makes a combo essential oil with eucalyptus and lemon..find it here.) Take 1 teaspoon of this and dilute in a glass of warm water. Sip it slowly. You can add a slice of lemon too.

Then massage the back and chest with 3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil and 2 drops ginger essential oil diluted in 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil (any vegetable oil would do).

To do a steam inhalation, you could boil some distilled water, add 3 drops of lavender essential oil and inhale the steam deeply with you head and shoulders covered with a towel. Be careful not to burn yourself.  The lavender has a soothing, anti-inflammatory effect.

Got these remedy from one of my favorite books: The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy. It’s a great practical guide.

Hope you are in good health.

xo,

Ivy

Image: lindseyalyce

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Random project: Soy candles

Don’t ask me why…but yesterday I had a sudden urge to make candles…I know it’s kinda random but it just sounded intriguing to me.

I adore candles and I spend a bloody fortune on them…so I thought why not? I make my skin care products why not make some candles while I’m at it. In all my free time. ha!

So last evening, off I went to the craft store, grumbling husband and whining three-year old in tow, where I found a cheesy soy wax candle kit. I got it anyway, deciding against the gaudy pink dye and synthetic vanilla fragrance.

I wanted to use pure essential oils and no silly colors.

The result…a simple white candle in a frosted glass with the heavenly aroma of lavender and vanilla.

Not too shabby…for my first go. Fun too.

xo,

Ivy

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