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The Man’s Beard Oil

I’ve always loved beards on men. There is something so manly and earthy about it to me. The thing was, I didn’t like my man’s beard. It was scraggly, tough and out of control. I hated getting pricked every single time I went to kiss him. So with my husband in mind, I formulated this wonderful beard oil. It has a pleasant smell, not flowery or feminine at all. The best part is how well it works!

As my husband has been growing out his beard, it has gotten fuller and much softer! Plus, it looks much nicer, with less hair going everywhere. Between this and a beard brush, my husband’s beard is looking amazing and best of all, he’s kissable again! Win-win situation for us both. I use a blend of sweet almond, jojoba and avocado oil. There’s a lovely blend of essential oils, with rosemary for hair growth, cedarwood for a manly scent, and lavender to sooth any itching. I think any man would love this blend.

This makes a great gift for any man (with facial hair) in your life. It’s perfect as a gift for Father’s Day, a birthday or Christmas. If you really want to make a nice little gift set, add a beard brush, a beard comb and some beard balm or wax. I hope you try it out!

The Man’s Beard Oil
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Ingredients
  1. 1 oz. avocado oil
  2. .5 oz. sweet almond oil
  3. .5 oz. jojoba oil
  4. 12 drops rosemary essential oil
  5. 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
  6. 6 drops orange essential oil
  7. 3 drops lavender essential oil
  8. 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
Instructions
  1. Add the avocado oil, sweet almond oil and jojoba oil to a 2 oz. bottle.
  2. Drop in all essential oils.
  3. Seal the bottle and turn the bottle a few times to mix the contents.
To apply
  1. After a shower, drop a dime sized amount into your palm. Rub the oil around in your hands and then smooth into the beard, taking care to get to the roots. Leave oil on to soak into the hair.
  2. For best results, apply daily.
Goldilocks Domesticated http://www.goldilocksdomesticated.com/
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Get Well Diffuser Blend

It started! The season where the littles end up with the sniffles and coughs. In our RV, with space so limited, when one gets sick, the others soon follow. There just seems no way to avoid it. However, today I’m sharing one of my little secrets that help my children bounce back quickly. As soon as I notice the sniffles or a cough, I start running this diffuser blend in the RV. 

This recipe came from a moment of desperation last year. We didn’t have our dehumidifier last winter and the children and I were constantly sick (the moisture in the air was causing mold in the RV). I had the essential oil diffuser and some basic essential oils. So I was looking up recipes for a blend that would help us get better. There was one main problem, almost every blend called for eucalyptus essential oil, something that is not recommended for children under the age of 10. Now, all my kids were under the age of 4, so I couldn’t use any of the blends that were called for. So I came up with a safe blend for infants, young children and pregnant mommies.

First off, I chose tea tree essential oil, since it has many benefits, such as anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, etc. However, I’m not a huge fan of the smell, so I decided to make the base an orange essential oil. This helps in cleansing the air, reducing the chance of re-infecting anyone or making someone even more sick. Last of all, I chose to add a drop of lavender essential oil,  to help the children calm down and sleep well during the night and nap times. 

This blend is a huge help for us at home! The children start getting better quickly, they sleep well and I have peace of mind with the orange essential oil helping cleanse the air. Plus, the smell is actually pretty nice! I’m not a fan of the smell of lavender and tea tree essential oil, but they are all I had on hand. The orange essential oil’s smell blends well with the other essential oils, making it something I like and masking the smell of the lavender and tea tree essential oil.

So, the next time you or your children get sick, put this blend on. I think you’ll be surprised at how well this works out. 

Get Well Diffuser Blend
An infant safe essential oil diffuser blend.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 drops orange essential oil
  2. 3 drops tea tree essential oil
  3. 1 drop lavender essential oil
Instructions
  1. Add essential oils to your diffuser with the amount of water your diffuser requires.
  2. Use as needed while sick.
Notes
  1. My diffuser calls for 7-9 drops of essential oil. Your diffuser may call for something different. Adjust amount of essential oils as needed.
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