How to Make Meditation Essential Oil Blend Rolls: A simple blend of essential oils to encourage focus, peace, and clarity.
With an endless supply of things to distract us from, it can be difficult to find the time or clarity for meditation. But as difficult as it can be to get there, there are many benefits to taking regular meditation breaks. It's like a break from the flow of stimulation that's constantly struggling to get your mind's attention. This simple blend of meditation essential oils can help get you in the mood for meditation, thereby encouraging relaxation and increasing your mind and body's ability to cope with stress.
There are a large number of essential oils available that can be used in blends to encourage feelings of peace and relaxation, or to increase clarity and focus. This blend of meditation essential oils is only one possible combination for this purpose. For more ideas, check out AromaWeb's article, Meditate with essential oils.
For more information on the potential benefits of meditation, check out this overview from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. New to meditation? This Mayo Clinic article shares some simple techniques to get you started.
About the ingredients
A super stable carrier oil, MCT is an odorless, fully liquid oil derived from coconut. MCT is a staple ingredient in commercial skin and hair care products, but it also has many benefits for artisan formulators. MCT can be paired with any scent, tinted with any color, and will stay fresh for long periods of time.
The deep, woody aroma of angelica root shines brightly in our exquisite CO2 extract. The extract is liquid at room temperature, which makes it easy to work with and pleasant to use. Angelica root acts as a base note in blends and perfumery, blending well with flowers, spices, citrus fruits and other woods. Herbal aromas such as basil and sage work especially well with CO2 extract from angelica root.
Safety note: Angelica Root Select CO2 extract is highly phototoxic due to its high bergapten composition (approximately 1.5%). This is about 20 times larger than the bergapten found in its essential oil counterpart. We strongly recommend that you take this into consideration before incorporating Angelica Root Select CO2 Extract into any topical leave-in formulation. For such applications, it is recommended to avoid exposure to sunlight or UV for at least 12 hours.
As traditional sources of sandalwood dwindle, our responsibly produced organic Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil remains a sustainable resource. The magnificent trees that are used to produce our organic Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil thrive in Hawaii where they are managed by a reputable family forestry organization.
The beautiful aroma of ylang ylang essential oil has a deep, fragrant and exotic scent that is appreciated for its use in perfumery and skin care. In aromatherapy, ylang ylang is often used to discourage fear and anger. It is believed to promote a sense of security and positivity.
Roman Chamomile is famous for its use in calming formulations and is often used in applications intended to soothe both the skin and the mind. The sweet, apple-like aroma of Roman Chamomile makes it a delicious addition to any formulation.
Also known as lemon balm essential oil, lemon balm essential oil is often used in skin care formulations to balance hydration and tame oily skin. We added a handful of drops of lemon balm oil to our cleansing balm to make it very pleasant for oily and combination skin.
makes twelve 1/3 ounce roller bottles
*NOTE: Angelica Root Select CO2 extract is highly phototoxic due to its high bergapten composition (approximately 1.5%). This is about 20 times larger than the bergapten found in its essential oil counterpart. We strongly recommend that you take this into consideration before incorporating Angelica Root Select CO2 Extract into any topical leave-in formulation. For such applications, it is recommended to avoid exposure to sunlight or UV for at least 12 hours.
- Measure and pour the caprylic capric triglycerides into the mixing container.
- Add essential oils and co2 extract. Mix well until blended.
- Transfer to roller bottles, then attach rollerballs and corks.
Use and packaging
- Our glass bead bottles make it easy to apply the mixture. If you prefer, the essential oil blends can be packaged in glass dropper bottles.
- To use it, roll the bottle over the wrists or pulse points and inhale deeply.
Shelf life and stability: Please note that formulations shown here on The Natural Beauty Workshop have not been tested for stability or shelf life, and may not be suitable for commercial use as is. For more information on the shelf life, stability and use of preservatives, see the following article in our information library.
Looking for more essential oil inspiration? Consult our past publications, Three blends of essential oils to refresh mind, body and spirit and Blends of essential oils for natural deodorants.
We all dream of flawless, glowing skin, but with new products constantly hitting the shelves and the seemingly endless skincare advice out there on the Internet, it’s not always easy to figure out the skincare routine that’s going to work best for you. You know the basics — drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, and wash your face, but what about everything in between ? Luckily, there’s no need to shell out couleurs of cash on any magical procedures or expensive creams to achieve flawless skin.
We spoke with dermatologists and top beauty experts to put together a list of some of the best skincare tips. From choosing the right cleanser for your skin type to the importance of cleaning your makeup brushes, these easy tricks — plus some top-tested product picks from the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab — will help guide you to glowing skin ASAP.
' For oily or acne-prone skin, a salicylic gel or benzoyl peroxide wash works great, ' says Dr. Ava Shamban, a dermatologist in Santa Monica. ' For dry mature skin, use either a moisturizing glycolic or milky cleanser. For skin with brown ateliers or melasma, use a brightening wash, such as an alfa hydroxy acid cleanser. '
' The best times to moisturize are right after you get out of the shower and right before you go to bed, ' explained Dr. Janet Prystowsky M. D., an NYC-based dermatologist. Avoid lotions with heavy fragrances and make sure you find a moisturizer gentle enough for every day use with zero irritation.
Dr. Tzu says figuring out how to avoid touching your face is very important. It doesn’t just spread bacteria and cause breakouts — it can lead to scarring, an increase in wrinkles, and even the flu or other viruses.
Every skin professionnel we spoke to emphasized the importance of hydration. ' A lack of water means less radiance and more sag, ' says Dr. Mona Gohara, a dermatologist in Connecticut. She suggests choosing products ( cleansing, moisturizing, and anti-aging ) that have hydrating formulas. And, of course, drink around eight glasses of water a day.
Don’t just watch out for the sun — getting too close to heaters and fireplaces can also wreak havoc on your skin. ' It causes inflammation and collagen breakdown. I recommend staying at least ten feet away, ' explains Dr. Debbie Palmer, a New York dermatologist. So next time you’re roasting chestnuts or s’mores over an open fire, take a step back.
' We lose 50 million skin cells a day, and without a little extra nudge, they may hang around leaving the skin looking sullen, ' says Dr. Gohara. tera fight this, you should ' choose a product that is pH neutral so it doesn’t dry as it exfoliates. ' And don’t just stop with your face — the skin on your body needs exfoliation, too.
A balanced diet is important, but there’s more than one way to give your skin vitamins. There are also topical antioxidants, which are serums and creams that contain ingredients that nourish the skin ( think vitamin C serum ! ).
' These can really help to repair the skin from sun damage, ' says Dr. Palmer. Not sure how to use them ? The best time to apply them is right after cleansing so that your skin can soak them in, or they can be layered under your sunscreen for added protection.
Though it’s tempting to grab a coffee the minute you wake up, Joanna Vargas, a skincare facialist in NYC, says choosing the right beverages can be a game changer. ' Drink a shot of chlorophyll every morning to brighten, oxygenate, and hydrate your skin. Drinking chlorophyll also helps drain puffiness by stimulating the lymphatic system, so it’s also good for cellulite. '
If you’re not keen on downing a shot of the stuff, chlorophyll supplements can be found at many drugstores and health food stores. She also advised drinking green juices with lots of veggies in them : ' It will transform your skin in a matter of days — and it helps oxygenate the skin and stimulates lymphatic drainage, so it’s de-puffing, too. '
' Your skin has a natural barrier to retain moisture, and essential to that is omega-3 fatty acid, ' Joanna advises. ' Flax seeds on your salad or even walnuts will be an instant boost to your omega-3, thus increasing your skin’s ability to hold onto moisture. ' And be sure to eat a diet low in foods with a high glycemic index ( simple and complex carbohydrates ).
tera fight épidémie and clogged pores, Dr. Prystowsky recommends washing concealer and foundation brushes once a week. For brushes you use around your eyes, she recommends twice per month, and for any other brushes, once a month is fine.
Here’s how : Put a drop of a mild shampoo into the palm of your hand. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water. Then, massage the bristles into your palm to distribute the shampoo into the brush. Avoid getting the metal part of the brush wet/or the base of the brush hairs because the glue could soften and the bristles could fall out. Rinse the shampoo out and squeeze out the water with a towel. Lay the brushes on their side with the bristles hanging off the edge of the counter to dry.
' Many people feel they only need to protect themselves on sunny days or when visiting the beach, ' says Dr. Palmer. ' But the truth is that we need to protect our skin even when we’re driving a car, flying in an airplane, or running errands. It’s the daily ultraviolet exposure that contributes to the visible signs of aging. ' What kind of sunscreen is best ? Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or greater — and remember that it needs to be reapplied every 2 hours.
We’re talking SPF makeup, sunglasses, and broad-brimmed hats. ' Preventing sun damage is a million times better for your skin than treating it after the fact, ' says Dr. Prystowsky.
' Fad products and fancy ingredients are fun to try, and sometimes they work well, ' says Dr. Prystowsky, ' but usually they’re off the shelves just as quickly as they’re on them. ' Find a cleanser and moisturizer that you know work for you, and keep them at the core of your routine.
It’s not just about getting eight hours a night. Skin will also benefit from regularly using clean silk pillowcases. ' The material glides easily and prevents creasing and wrinkles, ' says Jesleen Ahluwalia, M. D., a dermatologist from Spring Street Dermatology in New York City. ' Silk is also easier on hair — it helps avoid tangles and breakage. ' Better hair and skin while you sleep ? Yes, please.