Candles and oils

And so it begins!  Last week I shared with you all about my plunge into the world of essential oils and aromatherapy.  This past weekend I took the opportunity to do a little mixing and playing to see what I could come up with.

One of the first things that I wanted to experiment with was using the oils for therapeutic uses and healing the body.  Foot rubs and massages are pretty common around our house so I thought to myself, why not make a massage oil to help melt the aches and pains away.  I added a little lavender and some vanilla to my carrier oil and tested it out over the past few days with my sweetie to some pretty good reviews.  It smelled wonderful and was quite relaxing for not her but me as well.

I also decided to do a craft project with my kids and make some scented candles too.  We picked up some wax from the craft store, found some candle dyes and set out to make some really cool and smelly candles.  With a little bit of experimentation  we got the colors figures out and set to work on making our candles.  The kids had a blast choosing the colors and scents for their creations and putting it all together to make the final product.  And I have to admit, I had a good time too!  We ended with some light green vanilla candles, a bright red cinnamon one and a darker green vanilla-lime creation.

With each experiment that I do, I am even more thrilled with this choice of exploration and I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the oils set that I ordered as well so that I can play even more.

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