Essential Oils and Hair Care

Essential oils for your hair?

I’m one of those people that doesn’t like to spend much time on my hair, and I don’t want to put a lot of product in it. I often don’t like how it feels, but mainly, I don’t want to be exposed to all the harmful chemicals that we find in most cosmetics and hair care products. I’ve been looking for natural hair care recipes we can safely use.

Detangling Spray
is a great way to get your hair tangle-free without the sore scalp. Marshmallow root and apple cider vinegar are natural detanglers and essential oils add additional benefits to help keep your hair healthy and beautiful.

Use natural ingredients to keep your hair and scalp toxin freeIngredients:

12-ounce or larger spray bottle
1.5 cups distilled water
3 tablespoons marshmallow root
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons doTERRA® Salon Essentials Smoothing Conditioner
5 drops Rosemary essential oil
5 drops Patchouli essential oil
5 drops Geranium essential oil
5 drops Melaleuca essential oil


Boil water and marshmallow root in small pan.
Reduce heat and let simmer 20-30 minutes.
Let cool slightly and strain through cheesecloth or wire strainer.
While warm, pour into bottle and add conditioner, apple cider vinegar, and essential oils.
Shake until combined.
To use, spray generous amount on wet hair and comb through.


2017-05-18T13:08:10-07:00 April 22, 2017|Healthy Living, Ways to use oils|

Repel mosquitoes with essential oils

Essential Oils for the Beach – Part 1

The number one way I use essential oils at the beach?   Repelling mosquitoes.   Forget Deet and Deep Woods Off.  They do absolutely nothing for me.

I am one of those people who mosquitoes will search out in a crowd.  My companions can be oblivious to the fact mosquitoes even exist, yet I’ll be getting bitten repeatedly.   And the bites I receive are not the little, slightly itchy ones.  Mine swell up to the size of a nickle – sometimes even a quarter – and they burn, sting and itch for a week.

One evening at Ke’e Beach, we set out to watch the sunset.  I wore long pants and long sleeves on the beach in an attempt to thwart the efforts of these flying blood suckers.  But unfortunately I failed to wear rain boots.  I’m guessing they are the only thing that would have prevented the 15 bites I received on my feet and ankles in a matter of only 60 seconds.  I love Ke’e, but vowed to not return until I found a way to keep the mosquitoes away.

Happily, I found it. There is a repellent blend of essential oils that allows me to go out and enjoy the evening without continually slapping and my arms and legs.  Last time I was in Hawaii, I enjoyed 12 days on the beach and in the jungle (including watching several sunsets at Ke’e) and I believe I received only three bites the entire time.  For me, that is amazing. Contact me if you’d like to know more about this fabulous oil blend!

Two ways I use it:  1) Put several drops of the blend in a bottle of a carrier oil.  Mix well and then apply the oil to my arms and legs as I leave the condo.  2) Put several drops in a spray bottle of water.  Shake, and then spray the water on my arms and legs, then smooth the mixture along my skin.  I think the first method is most effective, but sometimes the spray bottle is easier.

2017-05-18T13:08:10-07:00 May 21, 2015|Conditions and Concerns, Healthy Living, Ways to use oils|