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I have been a busy bee behind the scenes here at The Hippy Homemaker! You haven't seen me posting as often during these last 6 months because I have been working on a new book! My previous book, “The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama and Baby: Safe and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Children,” is a great reference for Mothers looking to use essential oils safely for their whole family. I decided that my next book needed to be an essential oil book for EVERYONE. “The Beginner's Guide to Essential Oils: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started,” was written with the essential oil newbie in mind, but has information and 100 recipes for every oiler, whether new or experienced!
I polled Facebook and y'all chose this recipe
There are 100 awesome recipes (Yes! You read that correctly!) in this new book and choosing just one to share with y'all seemed like too daunting of a task to take on by myself, so I polled Hippy Lovers on Facebook and y'all picked…drum roll, please…Antibacterial Cleansing Wound Spray! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for this awesome recipe from the book!
30 essential oil profiles + 10 carrier oil profiles
When choosing 30 essential oils to profile in this book, I decided to pick my favorites that are super versatile but also affordable! There are a lot of great essential oils, but some can be a lot more expensive than others. I know that if you are just starting out your essential oil learning journey that it's a lot easier if you are able to afford the essential oils that are used in the recipes in this book! I have also profiled 10 of the most popular carrier oils to help you learn which are great for all your essential oil diluting needs!
100 recipes for health, emotional well-being, and around the home
What would a great essential oil book be without recipes to get you started using your oils for yourself, your family, and even your home! This book consists of 100 recipes divided into five categories for your:
- Physical health
- Emotional well-being
- Personal Care
Antibacterial Cleansing Wound Spray
The first step to healing a wound without infections is cleaning it properly. With this antibacterial spray, you can quickly clean any wound, whether you're at home or out in the wilderness.
SAFE FOR ALL AGES
- 1/4 cup witch hazel
- 1 Tbsp. aloe vera gel
- 1 tsp. vegetable glycerin
- 6 drops geranium essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops rosalina essential oil
- filtered water, to fill
- In a 4-ounce spray bottle, mix the witch hazel, aloe vera gel, and vegetable glycerin with the essential oils. Gently swirl to blend.
- Add enough distilled water to fill the bottle.
- Shake well and spray onto open or dirty wounds. Gently pat dry with a clean cloth or towel. Follow with Antibacterial “Owie” Salve. Store any unused spray in a cool, dark location.
For extra healing benefits, substitute lavender or calendula hydrosol for the distilled water. Both are known to help boost tissue regeneration, soothe inflammation, and treat wounds.