Warming Spices DIY Roundup

Pranarom Certified Organic Cardamom, Black Pepper, Cinnamon Bark, and Clove Bud Essential Oil bottles with bark and leafs.

Cozy Recipes for the Cooler Months

Fall is that wonderful transition season when we begin to slow down after the busyness of summer and start enjoying a little more time indoors. We especially love when the trees change their colors into a beautiful tapestry of reds, greens and yellows.

The season calls for warming spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper and clove. These spices were the inspiration for our fall DIY roundup. We have some great recipes that are perfect for the home and great for holiday gift giving.

Fall Leaves Room Spray

  • 3 Drops of Pranarom Cardamom Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops of Pranarom Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop of Pranarom Clove Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop of Pranarom Ginger Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops of Pranarom Orange Essential Oil
  • 2 T. Witch Hazel
  • 2 T. Distilled Water
  • 2 oz. Amber Spray Bottle

Directions:Mix witch hazel and water together in a glass pourable container. Add essential oils and mix until well incorporated. Pour into spray bottle. Give your room a couple sprays and enjoy the aroma!

Spiced Chai Diffusion Blend

  • 3 Drops Pranarom Cardamom Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Pranarom Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Pranarom Clove Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Pranarom Ginger Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Pranarom Black Pepper Essential Oil

Directions: Add oils to your ultrasonic diffuser with water.

Cozy Massage Oil

  • 6 Drops Pranarom Cardamom Essential Oil
  • 6 Drops Pranarom Orange Essential Oil
  • 8 Drops Pranarom Ginger Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Pranarom Black Pepper Essential Oil
  • Jojoba Oil or your favorite carrier oil
  • 1 oz. Pump Bottle

Directions: Add essential oils to bottle. Top with Jojoba oil. Add a couple pumps to hand and massage on sore muscles.

Fall Harvest Potpourri

  • 3 Drops of Pranarom Cardamom Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops of Pranarom Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop of Pranarom Clove Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop of Pranarom Ginger Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops of Pranarom Orange Essential Oil

2 Cups mixture of the following: Cinnamon Sticks, Pinecones, Dried Fruit Slices (Apples, Oranges, Lemons) or Dried Citrus Peels, Whole Cloves, Dried Cardamom Pods, Star Anise

Directions: Add dried material to a large glass bowl. Toss gently to mix. Add essential oils to bowl and toss to incorporate. Add to your favorite decorative bowl and enjoy. Add more essential oils as necessary to maintain desired aroma.

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DIY Essentials for the Changing Seasons

As the seasons change and the days get shorter, darker and cooler, this can have an impact on our moods. Essential oils can be a powerful tool in your arsenal to get you through the transition. Why? Because essential oils can have a powerful effect on your limbic system. The limbic system is the part of the brain involved in our behavioral and emotional responses. When we breathe in an essential oil, the vapors enter the nose and the receptors send a signal to your limbic system. An example of the limbic system at work would be smelling apple pie and it conjuring up childhood memories of your mother baking or the smell of a certain perfume taking you back to an event in your life. Scents can have a profound effect on our mood. For example, Lavender can promote relaxation while peppermint can be energizing.We’ve rounded up some simple DIY’s for you with essential oils that uplift you, promote relaxation when the stress of the day has been too much, and empower you when you’re feeling down. Morning Sunshine Diffusion Blend Ingredients: 5 Drops Pranarom Lemon Essential Oil 1 Drop Pranarom Peppermint Essential Oil This blend is great for dark autumn mornings: the Lemon adds an uplifting note to your day, and the Peppermint helps clear sleepiness. Add to your diffuser right when you wake up and enjoy! Tranquil Nights Bath Salts Ingredients: 1 T. Pranarom Jojoba Virgin Plant Oil* 5 Drops of Pranarom Lavender Essential Oil2 Drops of Pranarom Frankincense Essential Oil 5 Drops of Pranarom Black Spruce Essential Oil 2 Drops of Pranarom Frankincense Essential Oil 1 C. of Epsom Salts *The Jojoba in this recipe helps keep skin moisturized while you soak in the tub, while Lavender, Black Spruce and Frankincense calm the mind and prepare you for bed. Blend oils together in a glass bowl. After blending, add salts and mix until well combined. Add to a glass jar to store until ready to use. To use, mix in a warm bath and enjoy. Empowering Aromatherapy Roller Ingredients: 10 ml. Pranarom Jojoba Virgin Plant Oil 2 Drops Pranarom Peppermint Essential Oil 5 Drops Black Spruce Essential Oil Add all ingredients to roller ball, give a good shake to blend. Roll onto wrists. Great for emotional grounding, stability, and keeping you sharp and alert. In addition to these DIY ideas. Here are a couple things you can add into your week to help your mood:• Take a relaxing stroll in nature• Do some meditative art• Take a long warm shower• Get a message• Read a book• Do some light yoga• Schedule some time away from technology We hope you enjoy the recipes! Come visit us on social media and let us know what you think. You can find us here: Instagram Facebook Pinterest

Handmade for the Holidays

Give the gift of Aromatherapy… with a personal touch! Nothing says I care about you more than a handmade gift. The thought of taking time to make something with your hands makes the idea of gift giving so much more special. There are so many great things you can make with essential oils.Today we are sharing three simple recipes and some fun ways to package them for an amazingly stylish gift. These DIY’s are not only great for the holidays but can be enjoyed year-round. We hope you enjoy! Coffee Sugar Scrub ½ C. Sugar½ C. Coffee Grounds ½ Vanilla Bean, ground in a coffee bean grinder. 3 Drops of Pranarom Cardamom Essential Oil1 ½ t. Pranarom Jojoba or Sweet Almond Virgin Plant OilAdd sugar, vanilla bean and coffee grounds to a small bowl. Mix them together until well combined. Add oils and stir until incorporated. Add to a glass jar until ready to use. Cocoa Mint Lip Balm 1 T. Beeswax Pastilles1 T. Cocoa Butter2 T. Pranarom Jojoba Virgin Plant Oil10-15 Drops Pranarom Peppermint Essential Oil5-6 Lip Balm TubesMelt beeswax, cocoa butter and oil together in a glass container with a spout in the microwave. If you don’t want to microwave, place glass container in a pot over simmering water. Stir until ingredients are liquid, then add essential oils. Mix well and pour liquid into lip balm tubes, tins, or jars. (makes approx. (6) .15 oz. tubes. We love this one with just mint, but you can try other options as well. Shea Lotion Bars ½ C. Shea Butter¼ C. Organic Coconut Oil2/3 C. Beeswax Pastilles10 Drops Pranarom Spearmint Essential Oil10 Drops Pranarom Orange Essential Oil10 Drops Pranarom Lavender Essential OilSquare Silicone MoldsIn a double boiler (or a large glass bowl sitting on top of a small pot of water), melt shea butter and beeswax over medium low heat. When shea butter and beeswax are nearly melted, add coconut oil (which will melt very quickly). Stir until completely melted then remove from heat. Wait 10 minutes for mixture to cool a bit before adding essential oils. Pour melted lotion base into molds and let cool until completely solid (this will take several hours). Remove lotion bars from molds and store in a cool, dry place. To use: simply rub lotion bars in between your hands to activate. Your body heat will melt/soften the bars. Makes around 3-5 bars.