SPRAY GIFT SET
Just spritz a little on your pillow to help you sleep.
I make my pillow spray from my own distillation of either home grown or dried leaves of Lemon Balm and Lavender. I add a restful blend of Essential Oils including Lavender, Litsea Cubeba, Bergamot, Marjoram, Frankincense, Clary Sage and Neroli.
Many people find that aromatherapy helps them drift off to sleep. It is thought that inhaling certain essential oils, including lavender, can soothe the limbic system, specifically the amygdala and hippocampus. Scientific studies seem to be backing this up finding that lavender can ease anxiety and depression and also shows strong promise at improving sleep. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3612440/)
A mixture of different oils can be even more helpful. Sleep.org says that “while one essential oil can be beneficial to sleep, a combination of several oils may be even better: a blend of multiple essential oils (clary sage, lavender, and marjoram) was found to be more effective at improving sleep quality than lavender oil alone. ” (https://www.sleep.org/articles/do-essential-oils-promote-good-sleep/)
PALO SANTO SPRAY
Palo Santo means Holy Wood in Spanish. It cleans the air both physically and spiritually. Cultures throughout South America have used it in spiritual practices for centuries. Traditionally, it is harvested from deadwood that has fallen naturally from the tree. Aging of the wood, improves the scent.
Interestingly, Palo Santo is from the same family of trees as frankincense and myrrh, resins that cultures on the other side of the world also use for spiritual practices.
This spray can be used directly on skin, face or hair as a freshener. It can be used as a room spray as a light air cleanser, it can be sprayed before meditation or yoga in the air or on the yoga mat.
The scent of Palo Santo is said to help heal the body and mind of distress. This spray should be used with an awareness of its spiritual and cultural history as well as recognition that supply of this sacred wood will continue to require careful monitoring and husbandry to ensure the continuing survival of the tree.
I make my Palo Santo Spray using several steps. I make both a tincture and an oil infusion using ethically harvested Palo Santo sticks which takes 6 weeks. I mix these with my own distilled rose water, aloe juice and witch hazel. I include Palo Santo essential oil along with complimentary essential oils of rosewood, rose geranium and palmarosa.
ROSE WATER FACIAL SPRAY
I make my own rose water from purchased roses from wild rose (rosa canina) and some of my own roses when available. These are the same roses that rosehip oil comes from. Rose water has been used to beautify the skin by many cultures.
Science suggests that rose water contains beneficial components for the skin that may act as detoxifying, soothing, anti-inflammatory and healing elements. Anecdotally, many people find rose water tightens skin, makes their skin feel smoother and looks dewy without feeling oily.
Along with rose water, I also add aloe juice for healing and witch hazel to tighten pores. I find you can lightly spritz this over your makeup during the day and it refreshes your face without having to wash your make up off.
POO POO POORAY! SPRAY
This marvelous little spray bottle holds the secret to keeping your poop secret too!
All you do is spray a couple of times in the toilet bowl before you go. It creates a lovely smelling barrier on the top of the water, keeping smell where they belong until you flush. It really is a magical little spray in a pretty bottle you can leave near the toilet.
This blend has my favorite essential oil blends of Fir, Lavender, Lemongrass, Rosemary and Peppermint.