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Get Your Clove On

Updated: Oct 15, 2019

If you're not filling your diffuser with clove this fall, what are you doing in life?! Haha.


Maybe you don't even know what diffusing means. Perhaps you love the smells of fall and all the come with the festive season of spice and sweetness. It wasn't 'til recently that I really bought into this whole essential oil thing, really. I had used them for making homemade bath and body projects, but filling my diffuser seemed tedious- psh... hardly. It was more intimidating than anything else.


What do I blend? How many drops? Oh girl... I got you.


I loved the smells of all my fall candles from good ole you know where... that fragrant place in the mall with all the things good in life. Or is it? I had been getting headaches 4-5 days a week and my sister told me I needed to go to the doctor. However, I had been hearing time and time again that our homes were filled with poison. POISON?! What? Chemicals, toxins and fragrance pollute our homes more than the air outside. Do what? Now you have me listening.


So I did a thing. I rid my home of fragrance. Artificial smell and we are ditching and switching our household products and personal care products, because honestly, I didn't know that they weren't regulated by our government, the FDA.


No one is telling anyone what they can put in our products. And within in 26 seconds of being on our skin, they are absorbed into our bloodstream. Smelly candles are not worth the migraines and the aftermath that my health is probably staring down the barrel at. But in the last month of detoxing my home, I've only experienced 3 headaches- all from other things than fragrance (one time my son took a huge metal bowl and threw it down next to my head- not relaxing the clanking terror that would soon result in my head pounding).

I no longer suffer from headaches from fatigue, dehydration, or even staring at screens for hours... I thought for sure that would be one of those things... y'all it was the darn fragrance in my home. Good bye candles, plug ins and air fresheners... see ya NEVER!


I'll teach you how to diffuse here too and even how to clean a diffuser below.


This month the oil we are featuring is Clove.

 

About

"Clove has a spicy, warm scent that’s instantly familiar because of its connection to fall and winter holidays."



Benefits

  • When taken as a supplement, Clove Vitality essential oil promotes a healthy immune response* and may support overall wellness.*


Uses

Aromatic:

  • "Add it to water in a glass spray bottle and use as a homemade air freshener.

  • Diffuse in your home to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.


Topical:

  • Combine with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and rub onto your neck and back for a rejuvenating massage and uplifting aroma.

  • Put a few drops in a warm bath and enjoy its soothing and invigorating aroma.


Internally:

  • Support your healthy immune system* every day or as needed by adding a drop of Clove Vitality to a vegetarian capsule and taking as a daily dietary supplement.

  • Substitute Clove Vitality for the ground spice in recipes.

  • Bring gingerbread, molasses cookies, and spice cake to life by adding a drop to the batter.

  • Combine Clove Vitality with the Vitality oils Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, and Nutmeg in homemade cider or wassail recipes.

  • Try adding a drop of Clove Vitality to a warm bowl of oatmeal for a tasty, comforting start to your day."- Young Living


Pairs well with

Cinnamon Bark, Grapefruit, Orange, and Nutmeg

 

Diffusing Oils

Here are a few blends to get you started.

If you've never diffused oils before, all you have to do is get your diffuser, fill to the full line with water and then add 6 drops of oils. Most diffuser vary in size and time, so be sure to read the instructions. Some even have some really neat lighting options. If you want to get started with a diffuser, we can help you!


To clean, you'll want to clean about once a week or in between strong blend changes.

  1. Turn off and unplug your diffuser.

  2. Wipe out the reservoir with a wet cotton cloth.

  3. Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and clean the ultrasonic plate to remove any extra buildup.

  4. Rinse the reservoir with water; then wipe it clean and dry up excess water with a soft cloth.

  5. Add water and essential oils; then diffuse away!