Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Aromatherapy Give-Away!

Let's start the New Year with a Give-Away!

2 winners will be selected! One will win a Wellness Mist Spray of choice (Hot Flash, Lavender, or Clear focus). The second winner will win a hot process, all nature Soap of choice.

To participate in this give away, just post a link to your favorite AncientOils item from www.AncientOils.co or www.MyAncientOils.com on your facebook, twitter or blog. Then, comment below with the link of your post.

Give-Away ends Jan 15, Midnight. The winner will be announce on Facebook and contacted through Facebook.

*Don't forgot to Share this Give-Away with you Friends!

Cool Hot-Flashes with essential oils!

Essential oils for Hot Flashes:
    Peppermint - Cooling
    Clary Sage - Hormonal Balance
    Dragon Time Blend - easy PMS and Menopause symptoms
    EndoFlex - balancing endocrine system, Hormones and improves metabolic function 

 Looking for Quality Essential oils click here!

* Information is for educational purposes only!  This information is not intended to prescribe, treat or cure.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ancient Oils - Black Friday Sale 20% OFF!

Ancient Oils for Body Mind and Spirit
Pamper your way to Wellness!

  • Goddess Blend Bath Salts
  • Bath Bombs in 15 different Fragrance.
  • Lotion Bars
  • All Natural handmade Soaps
  • Natural Soy Candles
  • Whipped Shea butter
  • Wellness Aromatherapy
  • Aromatherapy for Spiritual Growth

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New at Ancient Oils!

My husband had a bad cold at turned into bronchitis so I though I would give him a Menthol bath bomb to help ease his discomforts.  Needless to say, HE LOVE THEM!  So, then I thought why not add them to my shop.  They're natural, therapeutic and feel so good!

As here we go...  Cooling, Soothing Bath Bomb with Peppermint, Tea tree and Icy Menthol Crystals. Great for achy, tired muscles or as a well deserved Foot soak (Foot Fizzes). This blend may also help to bring temporary relieve to discomforts during the cold and flu season.

These Cool, Soothing, Luxurious bath bomb treats are made with Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cornstarch (just a dash for a silky feel), Avocado oil, pure therapeutic essential oils, Shea and Cocoa butter, Menthol Crystals and skin safe Mica.

Each pack contains 6 bath bomb weighting approx. 1.5 oz ea.

For more information visit www.LivingVibrations.CO

Use: 1-2 in bath tub or 1 for a foot soak.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Create Your Own Spa Products!

This is actually a pretty good resource, from pampering bath treatments, to rich, soothing creams and butters and aromatic home fragrance products -- The Handcrafter's Companion is a priceless reference collection of product recipes designed to create a relaxing spa atmosphere in your own home.   Click Here!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rosehip Jasmine Bath Bombs

Rosehip Jasmine Bath Bombs
are almost ready for Ancient Oils' Test Group!
OMG, the scent is intoxicating!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Rosehip Jasmine Bath bombs.

Just made some Rosehip/Jasmine Bath bomb with Avocado oil. The scent was intoxicating and my skin feels so soft. I will be making more soon!

To learn about the benefits of Avocado oil for the skin visit... http://www.med-health.net/Avocado-Oil-For-Skin.html

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Aromatherapy Workshop!

We are approaching the season of gift giving, fill stockings, wrap boxes, and pile presents under the tree. We love giving homemade gifts, especially the type meant to pamper the ones we love. Making your own stocking stuffers and beauty goodies is easy. Whip up a batch of handmade lip balm, roll-on perfume, or bath bombs to treat a crowd. Concoct a luxurious body butter or fragrant milk bath to treat someone special.

At this workshop you will make handmade bath and body gifts to share with your friends and family or keep for yourself!   Nov 9,  10:30 - 1:30  $45 at  LivingVibrations in Mason Ohio

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Aromatherapy Gifts!

The Holidays are quickly approaching, why not visit MyAncientOils for Natural Aromatherapy Gifts ideas for family and friends, or just for a well deserved pampering treat. 
Etsy fans can find me on AncientOils

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Altar Project at Living Vibrations!

Our lives have become so busy that we often forget to make time and space for what is meaningful in our lives.

In this workshop you get to explore what really matters to you whatever that may be and create your own personal shrine to bring that into focus.

You will learn how to create a beautiful shrine from paper clay which is quick and easy to mold. Then we will use paint, collage, and found objects to decorate and embellish your sacred space.
We explore together color, symbols and imagery to enhance the meaning of you shrine. These processes are accompanied by group sharing’s and reflective self explorations.

Shrine building is a creative process which will inspire you, hopefully in an ongoing dialogue, to focus and remember and engage with your hearts voice.

2 day workshop, Sunday Oct 20 & 27
Host by Lilly DelValle & Tanya Robinson
Location:  Living Vibrations, Mason ohio
Cost for workshop: $45

Picture is of a Finish Altar project (created by Tanya Robinson).  This Bast Altar use approximately 1/2 a block of clay and stands about 6' tall the Runes and crow were only make of the same block of clay.  So image what you can create with a full block. Plus we will have addition blocks of clay for only $5.   Plan out your design and get ready to create!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Product! Fair Maiden Facial Clay for Teens!

In designing this mask, I was so concern with over drying skin, so it only contributes to scarring.  By using hydrating Aloe Vera gel as a base, the mask is nurturing for the skin while the seaweed and Australian Clay help to balance the oily and acne prone skin.  It really turned out to be a winning combination! 

This Fair Maiden Mask was design for a teenagers ever changing skin to help bring balance without over drying the skin. It is design to balance and restore the skin's natural vitality. May also help to soothe and rejuvenate damaged, irritated or aging skin. This blend contains Aloe Vera gel, Lavender floral water, Seaweed powder, Australian Olive green clay and enhanced with essential oils.

or visit www.MyAncientOils.com

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Root Chakra

The Root Chakra (sanskrit name: muladhara)

The Chakras is all about the "I am," primal need for survival and helps us meet our basic needs. When this chakra is out of balance, it can be overactive or under active.

When experiencing an underactive Root Chakra you may have of Paranoia, Aggression, Mania, Nervousness, Fear. It this case 'Red' is the color of choice.
Stones of choice: ruby, bloodstone, red jasper or agate

However, if it's overactive then you may experience feelings of Apathy, Weakness, Depression, Passivity, Lethargy; in this case try the color 'black' to Ground, Stabilize and Balance root chakra.
Stones of choice: black tourmaline, onyx, obsidian stones



 Root Chakra Balancing Bath Salts from Ancient Oils

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mandalas in Pshychology

Did you know...
The psychologist Carl Jung noticed that mandala images often emerged in dreams and paintings during analysis of his patients. His research led him to the conclusion that mandalas are an archetypal expression of the self and wholeness. Jung would ask his patients to draw mandalas and discovered that they were very powerful tools that could be used to reveal the processes happening in the unconscious. He found that drawing mandalas was also very therapeutic and stimulated a sense of inner harmony in the artist

 Jung’s first mandala

A patient’s drawing of a mandala

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rose Essential Oils

Rose Maroc Absolute is a very popular oil in the perfume and aromatic industry. Aromatherapists also credit it with being an exotic aphrodisiac, an emollient in skin care products, and a balancer of the spirit.

Bulgaria has over a 300 year tradition in essential rose oil distillation. Approximately 4000 kilograms of petals are required to produce 1 kilogram of pure rose oil. Its exotic nature and value were appreciated in ancient times by the Greeks, Chinese, Indians, Persians and Romans. All documentation indicates that their medical applications of the essential oil were identical to those that exist today.
  For more information visit AncientOils.etsy.com
According to Essential Oils Desk Reference, 4th edition;
Rose offer's the following medical properties:  anti-inflammatory, relaxant, reduces scarring, antiulcer
Uses for Rose oil: hypertension, anxiety, viral infections (Herpes simplex), skin conditions (scarring, winkles), ulcers

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Aromatherapy Give Away!

All natural, Aromatherapy Blends Give Away from Ancient Oils
'Peace & Calming' All Natural essential oil blend is a blend of Therapeutic Grade essential oils that are all known for their healing and pain relieving properties. Aromatherapy is extremely effective as a natural alternative modality to ease headache tension. It's an ideal choice for those that can't use over the counter medicines or simply prefer to avoid commercially headache medications.

Peace & Calming helps to soothe tension headaches after a long day at work. This uplifting, soothing blend offers the benefits of Tangerine to lifts up your spirits, peppermint is known for it pain relieving properties, Lavender and chamomile for their relaxing, calming properties, along with other essential oils to give you that Peaceful, Calming feeling you deserve.

The winner will be drawn at random on Monday afternoon so your entries must be in by Sunday Evening, May 26!

To enter just repost or share your favorite Ancient Oils product on facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest and comment below with the link!
The Prize is a Peace & Calming Roll-on!
Great for easing tension headache at the office!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

What is up with all the controversy on Witch hazel?

What is up with all the controversy on Witch hazel?

It's too drying... Hurts the skin... Causes more skin issue...

As always no two oils (in this case extracts) are made alike. True natural Witch hazel extract is Common witch hazel is produced by extraction, soaking dried parts of the plant in a water-alcohol solution which draws the medicinal components of the plant cells into the solution. This is why most witch hazel solutions have 14% alcohol content; but just 14% enough to cleanse and disinfect without drying.

Again, all witch hazel extraction solutions are not created equal in that some manufacturers use a lower quality alcohol which is harsher on the skin and this is why some people refuse to use witch hazel. Unfortunately, the Witch hazel you purchase over the counter can contain up to 39% of alcohol, sometimes more.

So how will you know what you're getting?
Read the label! You are looking for 14% alcohol content with no preservatives or added ingredients.

What about Alcohol free Witch hazel?
Alcohol free Witch Hazel is not really Witch Hazel, and as such provide little to no antiseptic qualities.

Spot and blemish control
Soothe and heal diaper rash
Soothe poison ivy and poison oak
Soothe chicken pox blisters
Varicose vein relief
and Shrink bags under the eyes

How to use dab a little on with a cotton ball for spot treating
or fill a 2 oz spray bottle and spritz away!

Nature's Blessings to you all!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Zap your Zits:

Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil) offers antiseptic properties that can help in the fight against skin blemishes (acne).Just dab a little onto the blemish twice a day.

If the area becomes to dry, alternate with Lavender essential oil. Lavender essential oils also has some antiseptic properties but is less drying and will help to nourish the dry spot.

 Looking for therapeutic grade essential Oil?
 Visit YoungLiving

Monday, April 1, 2013

Essential oils for Varicose Veins

Helichrysum Essential oil for Varicose Veins

The Essential Oil Desk Reference (EODR) recommended Helichrysum to help dissolve and reabsorb the congealed/ coagulated blood that causes the blue color in the veins which is known to help all sorts of medical ailments from ridding the body of scar tissue and stretch marks to relieving the pain of arthritis, regulating blood pressure, and reducing varicose veins.

The pictures below are before and after images of a women who suffered from painful varicose veins. She mix 50 drops of Helichrysum in 8 ounces of an all-natural lotion base and applied it to her legs for six weeks. This is a great example of the power of Helichyrsum Essential oil.
* Looking for Helichrysum Essential oil visit http://www.youngliving.org/lkasier

Also visit AncientOils to check out "Flowing Vitality" massage oil with Helichyrsum and Cypress.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Playing with Scents and Colors!

Today I created a soap to match the Dark Kiss Fragrance Lotion and shower Gel. What do you think?

Dark Kiss Handmade Lip Soap - made when ordered!
Other Fragrances: Rose Bouquet, Honeysuckle, Hyacinth, Gardenia, Rose Geranium, Lavender, and Jasmine and many others.
With or without natural colorant.

Will be posted on AncientOils Soon!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Goddess Bath Salts:

 Bath Salts to balance individual Chakra and
Represent the embodiment of each Governing Goddess

Gaia Goddess of the Earth and Grounding for Root Chakra
Yemaya African Goddess of Emotional Surrender for Sacral Chakra
Athena Greek Goddess of Intuition for Solar Plexus Chakra
Quan yin, Eastern Goddess of Compassion and Self Love for Hearth Chakra
Saraswati Hindu Goddess of Expression for Throat Chakra
Sophia Greek Goddess of Inner Knowledge for Crown Chakra

Monday, March 4, 2013

DIY: Bath Melts for Mother's Day!

DIY: Homemade gifts are especially treasure by those receiving them. So, here is a simple recipe for creating your very own Nurturing Bath Melts.
You will need:
  • 2 oz. Cocoa Butter
  • 2 oz. Shea Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure beeswax
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops Chamomile (or Eucalyptus, lemongrass etc.) essential oil
  • Ice cube tray (to use as mold or pretty little candy molds)

Place butter and beeswax in a measuring then place in microwave at 50% for 1 minute intervals, checking often!

Once the butters are all melted add the essential oils, mix well and pour into the mold and let sit. When the Bath Melts are solidified, package them beautiful with jars with ribbons or Muslin bags.

To use just drop one (or half of one) to a tub of hot running water.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Flashless Photograph...

Photographing products can be tricky. I've tried taking pictures indoor and outdoor, with and without flash. All the pictures below where taken without flash. I do think they may be the best yet.
What do you think?

Light Box without flash

Indoor without flash
Indoor without flash
Outdoor without flash

Sunday, January 27, 2013

What are energy therapies?

What are energy therapies?

According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), this category of complementary therapies involves the use of various types of energy fields. In general, the goal of energy therapies is to bring energy into the patient or balance the energy within a patient.

There are many kinds of energy therapies, some which use treatments such as light, sound, and magnets. These treatments are relatively easy to measure. Other kinds of energy therapies, such as Healing Touch, Reiki, Qigong, and therapeutic touch, are "intended to affect energy fields that purportedly surround and penetrate the human body." These therapies cannot be as easily measured or researched.

Even though the results of these therapies have not been measured quantitatively in a reliable way, some new instruments, such as the superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) are showing promise for research with energy therapies.

Moreover, and importantly, many of the techniques used in energy therapies come from practices in shamanistic and Asian traditions with thousands of years of use. For example, more than 2,000 years ago, Asian healers believed that the flow and balance of life energies were important in maintaining health, and that illnesses were due to energy imbalances. They developed therapies and practices, such as acupuncture, yoga, and Qigong to correct these imbalances. Modern energy therapies such as Healing Touch are based on the same principles.
By shared by http://takingcharge.csh.umn.edu For full Articles click here!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Spiritual House Cleansing in time for the New Year!

Performing a spiritual or energetic cleansing of a home balances the energy in the home.   When a home or space is out of balance you may feel unease, irritated or even depression.  Some people experience physical aliments like headaches, nausea that quickly subsides after leaving a space.  A homes can become imbalance due to the energy left behind.  If the home was occupied by people who argued all the time or a traumatic event occurred in the home, the residual energy of those past events may linger in the home.  

In essence, you are clearing and blessing the space to make it a much more pleasant place to live, work, or use. There are many ways to perform ritual cleansing. The following is a simple method that has worked for me over the years:

Smudging a house: 

  • Leaving a window or door open to the outside in the last room; I start in the West and move around the directions in a counter clock wise motion: I do this around the house, room to room repeating the counter clock wise motion in each room. So, I am in a sense spiraling around the house. I use the wand to push the smoke around each room: up, down, in corners, under beds, in closets, everywhere.

  • Again Focus on your intent. In the last room focus on the negativity leaving your home; never to bother you or anyone else again; it helps to ask that the negativity is removed from the Earth entirely. Ask that it Evolve into a higher, more positive energy form.

  • Next, repeat the whole thing but going East around the directions in a clockwise motion. You are now focusing on attracting whatever positive energies you want in your home and even room to room. Happy, jovial conversation can be envisioned in the dining room. Relaxed, content emotions for the living room..... whatever you want or need around you.

  • The only final thing is to be careful of sparks and cinders, as well as the Smudge Bowl can get hot; be careful of holding it and of where you put it down.. Always be very conscious of what you are doing when using fire.
Try it, I think you will find it rewarding on many levels. Enjoy

For Smudging Sprays visit:   AncientOils.etsy.com

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rose oil for calming nerves...

Rose essential Oil  (Rosa damascena) has a beautiful, strong floral and sweet fragrance that is intoxicating and highly romantic.

Rose oil has been used for skin care for thousands of years, it is perfect for dry or aging skin. But did you know that Rose essential oil helps to lift ones emotional state? 

Rose oil helps bring balance and harmony with stimulating and uplifting properties that create a sense of well-being and self-confidence.  Rose essential oils also has the highest vibrations (at 320 Hz.) of any essential oil. 
A study conducted by Srinakharinwirot University in Thailand suggests that rose oil, when used aromatically, causes the mind to be relaxed and calmed significantly more than a placebo. This indicates that rose oil can be used to treat nervous conditions, like anxiety or panic disorder, and can be helpful when used in combination with massage or meditation.
Using rose oil as complementary medicine for someone with a nervous disorder is a safe and effective way to help alleviate their condition without interfering with other medications. Rose oil is unique in that is is both a relaxant oil as well as possessing the ability to stimulate the senses. This allows rose oil to be used without concern for the mental clarity of the user.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tip for Cleopatra Skin!

Cleopatra as well as other beautiful, intelligent women have bathed in milk for centuries. While it may seem like a way of pampering oneself, there's actually a reason why the milk is good for your skin. The lactic acid in milk is an alpha-hydroxy acid, which helps cleanse the skin and release dead skin cells.  This allows for new healthy skins cells to surface.  Skins looks radiant and nourished. 

You can experience this with a simple milk powder face mask.   Just mix... 
  • 2 tablespoons of dry milk powder with 
  • 1/2 tablespoon water.  
Mix to form a thick paste. Apply to face avoiding eye area. Wait 10 minutes and rinse. It's that easy.
You can add fine ground oatmeal to soothe sensitive skin or honey for added exfoliation.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How can aromatherapy help me?

Linda Smith is the founder of the Institute of Spiritual healing and Aromatherapy and the "Certificate Clinical Aromatherapy" Program that I trained through.  Offer potential clients ask, "How can aromatherapy help me?"  All the while, associating aromatherapy with nice smelling, bath and body products, pampering.  Although true, that is but a small portion of Aroma-Therapy.  Aromatherapy is a complementary medical modality used for balancing the body energy frequency so the body is in an optimal state for self healing,

In the Sept/Oct issue of 'Energy Magazine' I came across an article entitled 'Aromatherapy Coaching' writing by Linda Smith.  In this article Smith describes the goal of energy work...
In the healing process our goal is to activate the body’s energies toward a dynamic state of equilibrium and balance. Our work both as energy therapists and aromatherapists, therefore, is to find those combinations that enable the client to move towards that state of harmony and balance—one of harmonic resonance. We literally are looking for the right frequencies. Therapeutic essential oils produce coherent frequencies that are naturally tuned to the health of our bodies. These compounds literally “sing” the right tune to the body’s cells.
I though this was perfectly stated and wanted to share it with you.   Until next time... I wish you Love & Light for a beautiful New Year!

* For the full article see Energy Magazine Sept/Oct Issue

Lilly DelValle K.
Holistic Practitioner
at Living Vibrations
Mason Ohio