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11 Unbelievable Life Hacks from Our Apothecary

11 Unbelievable Life Hacks from Our Apothecary

For the first time ever we're releasing these tips from our secret vault! Get amongst them before we change our minds...

Cold Sore

Apply a drop of Melissa essential oil to the affected area at the first sign of a cold sore.

Blind Pimple

  1. Mix 2 drops of Rosemary Highland into a tsp of Green Clay.
  2. Blend the Clay/Rosemary Mixture with just enough water to create a paste.
  3. Apply the paste overtop of the blind pimple and leave on overnight. 

Dandruff

  1. After you’ve washed your hair, place 1-2 drops of Geranium Rose on your fingertips and massage into your scalp.
  2. Repeat this as needed to keep dandruff at bay. 

Thinning, Lusterless Hair

  1. Place 2-4 drops of Rosemary Highland into the palm of your hand and rub the bristles of your hairbrush in it. 
  2. Brush your hair from roots to tip. Repeat daily for best results. 

Uncomfortable Gas/Bloating

  1. Take 1 drop of (*Our Certified Organic) Sweet Fennel in a tsp of Honey.

*If you're going to ingest essential oils, ensure they are 3rd party Certified Organic (read this article for more information)

Over Heating and Hot Flashes 

  1. Keep a bottle of Peppermint Hydrosol in your fridge and spritz yourself in times of need.

Swollen & Itchy Insect Bites

  1. In a 10 ml Roll-On bottle, combine 5 ml Witch Hazel, 1 ml German Chamomile and 4 ml Highland Lavender.
  2. Apply to affected areas as soon as possible after you’ve been bitten. 

Tired, Puffy Eyes & Dark Circles

  1. In a 30 ml jar, combine 5 drops Rosemary Highland & 3 drops Helichrysum with Aloe Vera Gel.
  2. Keep in the fridge and apply around the eye area as needed**

**Be mindful not to get essential oil in the eye. 

Heartburn

  1. Take 1 drop of (*Our Certified Organic) Cardamom in a tsp of Honey.

*If you're going to ingest essential oils, ensure they are 3rd party Certified Organic (read this article for more information)

Wrinkled Clothes & No time to iron

  1. Spritz clothing and/or linens liberally with Rose Bulgarian Hydrosol, shake and smooth the wrinkles out and allow a few moments to hang dry (or blow dry if you’re pressed for time).

Bonus, your clothes will smell heavenly ;)

Chronic Sty in the Eye

  1. Create a spritzer to use on eye compresses (essential oils should never come in direct contact with the eyes). Combine a small squirt of natural baby shampoo with 2 drops Rosemary Highland and 2 drops Helichrysum essential oils at the bottom of a 30 ml spray bottle. 
  2. Fill the bottle with either Witch Hazel, Helichrysum Hydrosol or Distilled Water. Shake well.
  3. To use:
  • First, gently & carefully cleanse the eye area with a natural baby shampoo. 
  • Spritz two cotton pads with your spray, and gently lay them over closed eyes**. Place a heat pad or heated eye compress overtop. 

**Be mindful not to get essential oil in the eye.

Another very important step to combatting sties is taking a daily supplement of essential fatty acids.