Monday, April 4, 2011

Sleepy Oil Recipe

I designed a logo for a friend last year and got a sweet thank you in the form of a gift certificate for a local spa.  After treating myself and my sister to pedis, I spent the rest of the gift certificate on essential oils.  I think I purchased about 12 or 15 different oils.  I just love essential oils and mixing up little lovelies with them.  Last night I made a calming oil blend that I applied all over, and it helped me drift right off to sleep. :)  Always make sure you avoid your eyes when applying.  Don't ingest this oil blend - for external use only!!

Ingredients
1/3 cup oil* (I used grapeseed)
5 drops vanilla essential oil
5-7 drops lavender essential oil

Directions
Pour oil into a clean plastic or glass container.  Make sure your container has a lid!  Add essential oil 1 drop at a time, vanilla first and then 5 drops of lavender.  Shake well (put the lid on first!!) and sniff.  Add more lavender, 1 drop at a time, shaking and smelling as you go.  Apply!

This would make a great gift!  To make a coordinating body scrub, simply add 3-4 TBSP of brown sugar to the recipe above and store in a wide-mouthed plastic container with lid.

*I use whatever oil I have on hand.  I always have olive oil and almost always have grapeseed oil.  I would not recommend using canola oil or similar oils.  I have also used sweet almond oil, which is lovely.  My favourite right now is grapeseed for a couple of reasons: (1) my skin likes it, (2) doesn't smell too oily, (3) absorbs quickly, and (4) it's not too greasy.



Linking up with some great parties!

29 comments:

Ashley@EisyMorgan said...

Oh what a cool idea and what a great thank you for your design, yes please:)! Thanks for the recipe:) Stopping in Lady Bug Blessings party! Nice to find your blog, newest follower!

Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP! I love meeting new bloggers so stop by and visit to see how I am creating a healthy home for my family if you get the chance! I'm your newest follower!

By the Bluegrass said...

Thanks for sharing this...I bet it smells wonderful and is very calming!
xo,
Sena

notyet100 said...

mmm,can smell this,..-)

Berta said...

Great idea, thanks for your points on different types of oils.

Jessie said...

Great idea. I LOVE lavender!!!

Natalia Lynn said...

This is a great idea! And awesome to make it into a scrub. I love this kinda stuff I can make myself. Thanks so much for linking up! I hope to see you back some more! I am your newest follower here!

Christine said...

this sounds awesome!! I love lavender at bedtime. I sometimes put a few drops of essential oil into a water bottle (full of water) and spritz it onto my pillows.

Patricia Torres said...

oh fab idea!! the logo looks very very pretty.. *sigh*.. Im sure that smells awesome!!

Rachael @ The Little Birdie said...

That sounds AH-MAZING!! I have been on a huge lavender kick lately, and even made myself some spa masks with rice & lavender... yum!

I host a linky party every Tuesday on my blog, The Little Birdie. I would love it if you would stop by and link this up! I have lots of mommies in need of some R&R, haha! Here's the link to this week's party:

http://littlebirdiebaby.blogspot.com/2011/04/tutorial-tuesday-linky-party-bamboo.html

Hope you'll join us! P.S. I'm your newest follower! :)

Mary said...

You did a really great job! Thank you sharing it with Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

Brandy J. said...

I really want to try this! Thanks for the recipe.

Rachael @ The Little Birdie said...

I'm so glad you came to link up at The Little Birdie! I am featuring your Sleepy Oil on my Saturday Linky Party Favorites! :)

Tammy @ Type A said...

i gonna make this and rub it all over my 3 year old! better work! lol thanks for sharing this at my party!!

Christina said...

What a neat idea! I've never tried this!

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

MessyMissy said...

The effect of lavender on the body (physically and emotionally) is incredible. That oil mixture sounds fantastic. Thanks for linking up to Marvelously Messy....be sure to stop in next Monday for another party!! :-)

SewHappyGeek said...

I couldn't help myself - I just had to feature this on Feature Friday! Thanks for sharing!

Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

I'm so going to have to try that. I looooove lavender.

I'm a new follower from the UBP. Nice to meet you! Hope you can stop by and say hi. :)

Wife on the Roller Coaster

Cat said...

Awesome recipe. I usually mix lavender with orange oil to sleep. I'll have to try the vanilla. What do you think of Vitamin E oil to mix with? I've been using it lately. I hope it doesn't negatively effect the essential oils.

I found you throughout Passionately Artistic's party. New follower.

Maria Matter said...

brilliant, thanks so much for sharing this!!!

very merry vintage style said...

This sounds lovely! Thanks so much for linking up to my Share the Love link party!
Mary

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Grand idea--love lavendar! Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.

AllieMakes! said...

I just love Lavender oil! I make "Monster Away" spray for my little bug and spray it about an hour before bed time... She crawls herself into bed without question if I do it! I will def be adding vanilla in the next batch! That is fantastic!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful. Thanks for linking up at I Made It! Monday at Ninth Street Notions. Can't wait to see what you have this next week.

Baby Making Mama said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Wow, thanks so much for linking to my What I'm Makin Monday, I didn't even know anyone linked up to my little linky until now!

I'm going to try to make this. Can you use vegetable oil? (sory if that's a dizy question, I'm not very domestic yet).

glamourpuss said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments! Some people have asked about other oils...

Vitamin E oil - I sometimes will break open a capsule of this and add to my main carrier oil. I find that I have to "dab" it on though because the Vitamin E oil is so sticky and thick. I am not sure if any of the properties in the oil will affect the essential oil properties.

Veg Oil - I like to stick with the natural, light-textured oils like olive oil. Basically, I don't like to use anything that would be used for deep frying haha!

Krafty Kat said...

This sounds so relaxing! Thanks for sharing this week!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

*Sniff sniff* I can already smell the loveliness!!! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays... This would be great for a spa gift package!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Sweet almond oil would be great with this...you are right!

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice! Hope to see you back this week

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