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DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

DIY Bath Bomb Recipe
Bath Bombs make affordable gifts!
Save money and create your own luxurious bath bombs. These bath bombs are so easy to make and you will be an expert in no time. Bath bombs are a safe way to enjoy essential oils in the bath that also benefit your skin and muscles.
When you combine Baking Soda (Bicarb Soda) and citric acid and then put into water they form a chemical reaction that produces carbon dioxide.
Most of the ingredients you will require can be found in your kitchen already, if you need supplies we have got you covered with our DIY Bath Bomb Kit or to purchase ingredients separately, CLICK HERE

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine corn starch, citric acid, epsom salt, baking soda, mica powder (optional), and dried orange peel. Whisk to incorporate completely.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together coconut oil, essential oil, and water.
  3. Very slowly add the oil mixture to the dry ingredients. Pouring slowly helps make sure the mixture fizzes as little as possible. Mix together until it resembles wet sand and everything in fully incorporated.
  4. Transfer the bath bomb mixture into bath bomb moulds, making sure to press the mixture tightly into each mould half. Overfill a little to ensure that the two pieces stick together when pressed together. Press the mould pieces together and twist until closed.
  5. Allow the bath bombs to dry for at least 24 hours.
  6. To remove the bath bombs from the moulds, tap the outside of the mould gently and twist each side of the mould and pull apart to remove the bath bomb.
  7. Store bath bombs in an airtight container or wrap in plastic wrap.
  8. To use the bath bomb, simply drop it in water and watch it fizz and dissolve.

Feel free to omit the dried orange peel and try out one of the following blends

RELAX SLEEP ZEN
3 drops Vetiver 5 drops Roman Chamomile or Vetiver 4 drops Lavender
3 drops Lavender 4 drops Lavender 4 drops Lime
1 drop Clary Sage Optional add in: lavender petals 2 drops Spearmint
1 drop Bergamot
Optional add in: lavender petals

Perfect Valentine’s Day Blends

Valentines Day Blends

Looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day Blend or DIY Project?

We have a couple of great ideas for for that perfect perfume Blends, Diffuser Blends or Massage Oil.

Perfume Roller Bottle Blends 

Choose your preferred blend and add the following oils to a 5ml Roller Bottle or double the drops and add to a 10ml Roller bottle, then top with carrier of choice, we prefer (FCO) Fractionated Coconut Oil.

For Her

Sensual

  • 2 drops Whisper
  • 2 drops Passion

Femme

  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang

For Him

Gentleman

  • 6 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Cardamon
  • 4 drops Sandalwood
  • 4 drops Patchouli

Manly

  • 3 drops Pink Pepper
  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • 4 drops Sandalwood
  • 4 drops Wild Orange

Diffuser Blends 

Night Goddess

  • 2 drops Whisper
  • 2 drops Passion
  • 2 drops Citrus Bliss

I love you

  • 1 drop Cheer
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Wild Orange

Sexy Time

  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Wild Orange
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang

Love Potion

  • 1 drop Clary Sage
  • 2 drops Lime
  • 2 drops Juniper Berry

At Anita’s we have a range of Aromatherapy diffusers available to purchase and essential oils.

Massage Oil Blends

Love

  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Wild Orange

Beautifully floral

  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang

Relax

  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 drops AromaTouch
  • 2 drops Copaiba

We recommend adding the essential oil drops to a dropper bottle or container and top with FCO .Make sure you have enough FCO to cover the area your are massaging 🙂

Self Love

Celebrating Valentine’s day solo this year? No problem, Anita’s Oil Essentials  have got you covered.Why not choose either our Foot Soak or Body Scrub? Or heck, why not both, you deserve it….

Foot Soak

  • 1 cup of Epsom Salt
  • 5 to 8 drops essential oils Water

We recommend either one oil or a mix of oils.

Some ideas include AromaTouch, Ice Blue, Peppermint, Wild Orange, Lavender

Add your drops of essential oils to the Epsom Salts and add to your foot bath or bowl with warm water

Put your feet in and relax and unwind while you give your feet some love.

Body Scrub

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil
  • 15 drops essential oils

Anita’s recommended oil combinations

  • Ginger and Lime
  • Peppermint and Citrus Bliss

Mix together and store in a jar and use to give your body a good scrub.

Pls note, we recommend using these blends all year round, we could all do with a little more love…..

Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day….  

Supa Salve (Healing Balm) Kit

Supa Salve Healing Balm
Our Supa salve (Healing Balm) is the perfect replacement if you currently use Vaseline products as this recipe doesn’t contain petroleum jelly. Our Supa Salve can be used all over the body to help heal and soothe wounds, skin irritations and much more. It is handy to have some made up for your first aid kit and it is extremely easy to do.
 
This recipe will make a lovely soft salve that smells amazing and is full of healing ingredients. You can change the consistency by added more or less beeswax.
Did you know that we sell the ingredeints in a kit ready to go? All it needs is the essential oils added to it. CLICK HERE for the Supa Salve (Healing Balm) Kit. Or if you would prefer to purchase these items in larger quantities, CLICK HERE
 

Ingredients

Instructions

1. Add carrier oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax to a glass bowl, heat until completely melted, using either a microwave or the double boiler method. (Double boiler method– place bowl on a pot of gently simmering water and stir frequently; Microwave method– heat in short bursts on low, stopping and stirring frequently). Remove from heat.

2. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.

3. Transfer into container of choice. We recommend using our 100ml Clear glass cream jars or something similar. 

4. Place into the fridge or freezer to set (this will reduce the chance of graininess developing over time).

To Use

Scoop a small amount of super salve and apply sparingly to areas as required.

How do you use Crystals with Essential Oils?

Gemstone Roller Bottles

This is a question I get asked so often, How do I know what crystals to use with which essential oils?

1. Choose your Crystal

Many people including myself choose crystals and essential oils intuitively. What this means, you take a moment to choose oils and crystals that you are drawn to, trust me your body knows what it needs!

Once you have chosen your crystal, you can then research the many healing properties of this crystal, this will help you identify why you were drawn to this particular crystal at this time. Why did you choose this crystal? What are you needing? How does it resonate with your current situation?

2. Choose your Essential Oil

Now that you have chosen your crystal and found why you need it, it is time to pair it with your desired oil.

To ensure the crystal and oil gives you the best result, you need to understand the desired end result you are after. We recommend have an Essential Oils reference guide on have to help you to return as specific concern, if it is emotions you are working on we recommend using the Essential Emotions book.

E.g. If you have chosen red jasper as your crystal and found that after researching perhaps you need it for confidence, then go to the Essential Emotions book and choose an oil or a couple that it suggests for confidence.

3. Using your Crystal and Essential Oil Together

I find the best way to use crystals and essential oils together is in an essential oil roller bottle, you can choose to use crystal chips inside the bottle or a gemstone roller top or even both. You may also choose to hold your crystal during meditation while diffusing your chosen Essential Oil. We also have a range of Aromatherapy Diffuser available.

 

Utilising Essential Oils When Treating Colds and Coughs

woman with essential oils

Having a cold and cough isn’t exactly the most worrying thing in the world, but it can be quite annoying to deal with. Not being able to speak and going through the day with a runny nose can be frustrating. Luckily, there are a few natural remedies that you can try out at home. Essential oils can be a great way of improving your overall condition.

This isn’t surprising as evidence points to essential oils being fairly effective as an aid in treating the common cold and occasional cough, even with preventing them. Many cultures also promote the use of essential oils throughout history as a remedy, so it’s definitely worth a shot if you want to ease any distress and sniffles you’ve been undergoing.

Keep reading to know how to choose the essential oils and how you can utilise them.

Check Single Oils

Single oils can be quite potent as you gain the pure benefits of them. Some people tend to prefer getting singles and using them on their own. However, you can also attempt to make your own custom blend using the singles you’ve purchased by mixing them up. Just be wary of the difference in scents and benefits.

Here are some of the best oils that can help with colds and coughs:

  • Bergamot. Bergamot can help in decreasing the cortisol levels of a person, which helps in reducing the inflammation that colds and coughs can bring. This essential oil is best known for regulating and improving heart health and cholesterol levels.
  • Tea Tree. Tea tree is known for being potent protection against different viruses, preventing sinus infections and respiratory issues. It can free up both your nose and throat, and it does help that it smells quite minty and fresh.
  • Lavender. Lavender is one of the more popular types of essential oils, though it is well-deserved thanks to the benefit and scent that it can give. Lavender can help in reducing cortisol, just like Bergamot, and it’s generally soothing. You can still get a wink of sleep if you decide to pick up some lavender while you’re sneezing and coughing.

Explore Oil Blends

If you’re looking for an oil blend to get different kinds of benefits from multiple liquids, it can be as simple as putting together different single oils. However, there’s also premade mixes available that can help you get over the cold and cough that you’re dealing with.

There are essential oil blends that were specifically made for improving the body’s immune support and cleaning it out. You can also opt to get a mixture that was curated for improving rest and relaxation even with a bit of an ongoing sickness. 

Use the Essential Oils

There are a number of ways of how you can use the essential oils while nursing a cold and cough. One of the most popular ways that are perfect for more sensitive noses and skin is through diffusion. Having the oils aerated makes it easier to breathe in. 

There are also some oils made for topical applications, directly putting the drops onto the skin. Be sure to check the label before you do so and test just one drop of the blend to gauge your personal skin sensitivity.

Conclusion

Essential oils don’t require much fuss in terms of use, but some research and patch tests would help ensure that you get a good experience out of them. Soon enough, your cold and cough will be gone, allowing you to fully enjoy the smell of the essential oils.

Looking for essential oils in Perth? Anita’s Oil Essentials in Australia supplies aromatherapy accessories and essential oils that can help throughout your cold and cough. Order today!

Using Plant-Based Oil Healing for Headaches and Migraines

woman holding essential oil

Many of our common body aches and pains can be solved by plant-based oil organics. While the advancement of science and medicine has helped treat illnesses and conditions successfully. Plant-based aromatherapy accessories are now also used for natural healing that does more good for our bodies.

Do you suffer from headaches and migraines regularly? Do you want to try a more holistic and natural approach to your pain issues? Here are details about plant-based oil healing that can help you.

Plant-Based Essential Oil Relief

Our years of working with essential oils have shown that they are versatile healing agents. Our essential oils can help with sleep, inflammation, and anxiety. They work equally well as oil balm applications, diffuser scents, or handy pendants that you can smell to relax anytime.

These methods work well to ease heavy migraines and headaches triggered by stress, anxiety, exhaustion, or other extreme conditions. You can use them for a cold compress to the head or as a warm compress on the back of the neck to relax your nerves.

Just as these elements can trigger and lead to debilitating headaches, oils can trigger relaxation and brain-calming effects to gradually reduce the intensity of bad migraines. These methods may be more beneficial to health than the standard pharmaceutical solutions that can be toxic to organs when used excessively.

Certain Precautions

When using our oils for the first time, take necessary precautions, especially for headaches and migraines. The strong herbal scents may surprise you. Start small and gradually increase until you can breathe it in without any problems.

Also, while generally non-toxic, some oils carry extra precautions as well. Peppermint oil is off-limits to kids and people with heart problems because of its chemical composition. Rosemary oil, which comes in three different varieties, has varying effects on pregnant women, persons with epilepsy, and people with high blood pressure. Even lemon oil causes phototoxicity or extreme sensitivity to sunlight, so avoid the sun when you’ve used it on your skin.

Our Roster of Essential Oils

Lavender oil provides effective headache relief, fitting for headaches from stress and anxiety. Many clinics use this organic oil for other illnesses and health conditions as well.

Lemon oil effectively provides relief to tension headaches while maintaining a level of alertness.

Peppermint oil has menthol, and it has been around for a while for its analgesic properties that help reduce nausea and nasal and sinus congestion issues. It reduces the heavy headache pain and helps the person relax and calm down.

Roman chamomile oil provides soothing and relaxative fumes to calm the muscles, relax the body, and reduce inflammation in the body. It may help as an essential oil for sleep.

Rosemary oil offers relaxing and calming properties that can help migraine and headache sufferers, similar to the properties of peppermint or eucalyptus oils, despite being off-limits to certain individuals.

Final Notes


Plant-based oils can be used for better health. These essential oils are effective against headaches and migraines, providing a more healthy and less toxic approach compared to pharmaceutical drugs that may not be as effective as organic products.

Anita’s Oil Essentials offer these healing aromatherapy accessories and products as safe and plant-based alternatives to common headache and migraine issues. Some people don’t respond well to pharma-based solutions and may heal better with organic methods. Call us for more organic-based solutions to your recurring health issues today.

The Purpose of Different Types of Crystals: Explained

crystals

Many have long been fascinated with crystals and gemstones because of their healing and energetic properties. They are popular stones, especially for people interested in spirituality, energy work and feng shui. Crystals not only add aesthetic value because of their different colours and shapes, but they also provide other purposes related to life and surroundings. 

If you are interested in knowing more about the different types of crystals and their purposes, we will explain them in this article. It’s essential to know these details, so you can only buy ethically sourced crystals and those that can support healing and positive energy. 

Let’s get to it! 

1. Rose Quartz Can Activate Love, Forgiveness and Compassion

Rose quartz crystals are associated closely with the Heart Chakra, making it ideal for activating love, forgiveness and compassion. It can help release toxic energies and emotions, making it easy for you to forgive and understand situations. If you want to promote these kinds of positive emotions inside your home, try placing rose quartz in your living room or dining area. 

2. Yellow Tiger Eye Can Help Release Fear and Anxiety

Yellow tiger eye crystals, also known as the tiger’s eye, is a stone that promotes harmony and balance. It is said to be the ultimate power crystal that can help release fear and anxiety. If ever you are feeling this way, add a piece of yellow tiger eye crystal to your accessories to absorb the negative energy. Yellow tiger eye crystals can also drive inspiration, perspective and good luck. 

3. Clear Quartz Can Support You to Manifest Your Intentions

This kind of crystal connects to every Chakra, and it gives powerful energy to amplify your intentions. You can use clear quartz crystals for things that you have particular intentions for. For example, your refrigerator stores food that can nourish you; if you place clear quartz crystals here, you enhance the nourishment you receive from your food. 

4. Amethyst Can Provide Serenity

Amethysts are perfect for meditation because they carry calming and serene energy to help you unwind and relax. This crystal balances the Crown Chakra, and it can also boost your confidence. When you are meditating, place amethyst in your area to promote more peace and serenity. 

5. Rainbow Fluorite Crystal Can Absorb and Neutralise Negative Energy and Stress

If you are looking for crystals that can absorb your negative energy and stress due to your work or studies, try placing rainbow fluorite crystals on your working area. This kind of crystal is perfect for those who are working from home right now. It is also helpful for grounding and harmonising. Moreover, it opens and stimulates the Third Eye Chakra, and the green colour fluorite cleanses and purifies the Heart Chakra. 

Conclusion

Surprisingly, crystals can add value and help improve your life. By knowing the purpose of the different types of crystals, you can choose the right one you prefer or need. Just remember to put your crystals in good energy areas, such as your dining area, living room, main entryway, or your altars, so that you can experience their maximum effect. Now that you know more about crystals, it’s time to look for your perfect stone. 

Aside from essential oils, Anita’s Oil Essentials can provide you with different crystals and gems choices in their shop. We have various crystal chips on our crystals and gemstones collection that promote different kinds of positive energies. Browse our collection and place your order with us today! 

Tea Tree Essential Oil: Here’s Why You Should Diffuse It

tea tree essential oil

Essential oils have gained so much popularity over the years. There are many kinds to choose from, yet one of the most popular ones is tea tree oil. 

Tea tree oil is part of the myrtle part family, and its name comes from James Cook, a sea captain who travelled to Australia. The captain was given tea to drink, which was made from the melaleuca tree leaves. He named it tea tree, and that name has stuck since then. 

Tea tree essential oil is produced by distilling the tree leaves. It has a fresh smell and is known for its medicinal qualities. 

The Benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil

  • It contains properties that can fight bacteria, viruses and fungus.
  • It is known to be an immune system stimulant as it can help the body fight off infections. 
  • It can clear up colds and flu, as well as other respiratory problems and conditions. 
  • It can be used to clean shallow wounds. 
  • It has properties to relieve aches and pains. 
  • It contains ingredients that can kill off head lice. 
  • It can clear up acne. 

Reasons You Should Use Tea Tree Essential Oil with a Diffuser

You can also gain specific benefits when you use tea tree oil in a diffuser. For one, it’s safer than steam, especially if you have small kids at home. By diffusing, you get to enjoy a safer way to reap its benefits. 

Another thing is, if you suffer from allergies, diffusing tea tree oils can help and is better than taking medications. You’ll notice your breathing improving right after!

Diffusing tea tree oil can also freshen the air and add some moisture to the room. That way, you don’t need to buy air fresheners that usually contain chemicals and harmful ingredients. Commercial air fresheners are usually well-tolerated by those who are perfectly healthy. But if you have seniors, kids and pets at home, you may want to do away with these and just go with tea tree oil.

Another reason you should get tea tree oil is that it can help relieve snoring. This is because by diffusing it, you can help yourself or a loved one breathe easier, and that can reduce snoring. 

How to Use Tea Tree Essential Oil Effectively

One thing to keep in mind to get the most benefits out of tea tree oil is to invest in high-quality essential oil. You can guarantee this by researching properly or buying from trusted suppliers, such as Anita’s Oil Essentials. 

When you get tea tree essential oil, make sure you don’t expose yourself to it when you’re pregnant or nursing. Also, it shouldn’t be used by kids under six months of age. 

Conclusion

Now that you know the benefits of tea tree essential oil, what’s stopping you from getting one? As mentioned, make sure you get a high-quality one to get the most benefits out of it. There are many brands of tea tree essential oils on the market today, and it can be overwhelming. Take the time to research to know the best places to buy, especially if you plan to order it online. 

Get your essential oil supplies in Perth here at Anita’s Oil Essentials. We only offer high-quality essential oils, including tea tree oil. Shop now and experience the benefits of tea tree!

Essential Oils: Choosing the Right Oils for Your Children

baby

Essential oils have become necessary to many homes over the years as they are used for many purposes. Manufacturers come up with many oil types: essential oils for sleep, stress, and body pains. Meanwhile, some manufacturers use oils to produce perfumes, to give extra fragrance to different body products like creams and body washes. They can also be found in some beauty care products to serve as natural antioxidants.

While essential oils are generally safe for children, you should know which ones contain ingredients that are safe for use. Read more to discover how to use essential oils safely with your children. 

Essential Oil Extraction and Safety

Essential oils are extracted from plants that are rich with beneficial effects on the body. The valuable compounds from these plants are extracted through water distillation or cold pressing during the manufacturing process.

After extraction, some manufacturers may add these natural compounds to a carrier oil to expand their volume and make them safe for use. Some manufacturers use pure plant compounds. In this case, it’s best to avoid oils that have been mixed with other chemicals like synthetic fragrances and other oils.

To make sure that you buy high-quality oils, check each product’s label and look for these items: the name of the plant, its Latin name, the specific part of the plant that was used, and what process of extraction was used.

Essential Oils and Children

When using essential oils on children, you should be extra careful as they are more likely to experience adverse reactions. To help you use essential oils wisely, consider the following guidelines in applying oils to your children.

What to do:

  • Keep essential oil bottles and vials out of reach of children and in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.
  • Test the oil before use. Apply a small amount of oil to the skin and wait at least 24 hours for any allergic reaction or inflammation before using it again.
  • Seek advice from a healthcare professional if you have any questions about using essential oils on your child.
  • Only buy oils from reliable stores that clearly state their procurement and manufacturing processes.

What to avoid:

  • Do not apply undiluted oils directly to the skin. When applied directly to the skin, pure oils can be very harmful, no matter your age. It’s best to dilute essential oils down to at least 2.5 per cent. Pure essential oils can be added to carrier oils or lotions to create a safe mixture.
  • Do not use undiluted oils in the bath. The concentrated form can lead to rashes or inflammation because oil and water do not combine well.
  • Do not let them swallow oils. Being highly concentrated, oils can be hazardous.
  • Using peppermint oil on children below three years old can raise the risk of seizures.

Conclusion

Essential oils are typically thought to be risk-free. However, if applied directly to the skin or swallowed, they may negatively affect certain people, especially children. Use oils wisely, and consult with healthcare professionals to make sure you and your family are safe.

Are you looking for credible stores to buy essential oils for babies? You are on the right page! Anita’s Oil essentials use and recommend essential oils which are naturally safe and purely effective. Choose from our oil collection of quality aromatherapy and essential oil accessories and essential oils and good oil fashion customer service! Try us today!

How Yoga Can Be Best Practiced with Essential Oils

yoga practice

Countless individuals have used essential oils for thousands of years, but their popularity continues to skyrocket even more due to their inherent capacity to serve as health treatments.

Oils can be used in a variety of ways. When it comes to improving a yogi’s experience, each oil has its own characteristics that impact mood and energy. Essential oils for yoga may add a little enchantment and shine to your lesson, and each yoga practice is transformed into a unique experience thanks to essential oils.

Aromatically, topically, and internally are the three significant ways that oils may be utilised. Additionally, they come in different forms and different smells that serve their individual purpose. Here are some methods of how yoga is best practised with essential oils:

#1: Make Use of a Diffuser or Spritz The Room

A diffuser is the most apparent method to include oils. It may softly hum during your session, filling the room with a pleasant scent. You may also use 1 cup of water, 1/4 cup of witch hazel (or vodka), and 15-30 drops of your preferred oils to spritz the room before a session.

#2: Mix Essential Oils to Your Massage Oils

If you’re a yoga instructor or doing yoga in a group, offering pupils a mini-massage at the start of savasana could be an excellent idea. Using a delicate blend of your choice, you may create a more meaningful and joyful encounter. Lavender and chamomile oils, for example, are known for their soothing properties, whilst peppermint and citrus oils are more uplifting.

#3: Inhale, Inhale, Inhale

At the start of the class or as they settle into Savasana, place a drop of oil in your hand. To warm and activate the oil, rub your palms together, cup your hands over your face, and take a deep inhale through your nose. Exhale while releasing the hands, then repeat two or three times more. You may also dab a drop of oil on your temples or the back of your neck. 

This brief ritual can set the mood not just for the session but for your whole day.

#4: Hydration is Key

After each session, give yourself a drop of essential oil. To hydrate and nourish, just infuse with water and consume. Peppermint (a fantastic pick-me-up oil) or lemon (a purifying oil) might be suitable alternatives depending on your purpose.

#5: Make a Disinfectant Blend

Make a mat spray with one cup of water, 1/4 cup witch hazel, 12 drops of tea tree oil, and 8 drops of either lavender or lemongrass oil for fast sanitisation. After each session, spray and clean your mat with it.

Conclusion

Now that you have learned all these tips, it’s time to get into the excellent habit of incorporating essential oils into your daily yoga practice. Beyond the practice of yoga, however, the use of essential oils can expand to the different aspects of your life, from fitness, diet, and overall lifestyle. Reap the benefits fully as you continue these methods, day by day. Namaste!

Are you looking for the best essential oils in Perth? Anita’s Essential Oils is a family-run business that’s dedicated to supplying quality aromatherapy accessories. Begin your journey to healing and browse our collection now!