Posts filed under Harmony Essential Living

DIY Beautifying Bath Salts

The wonders of Epsom salt have been well known for hundreds of years and, unlike other salts, has beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind, and soul. Some of the countless health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, relieving skin problems, soothing aches and pains, easing muscle strain, supporting the immune system and drawing toxins from the body. One of the simplest ways to ease stress and stress-related problems is to soak in a tub full of hot water with a cups of these Beautifying Bath Salts.

The essential oil blend as well offers a unique, exotic aroma with a grounding effect that calms emotions, lessens stress, eases body tensions, promotes a restful night’s sleep and overall health.

To purchase these signature health, beauty and home care products ready to ship, come visit our Harmony Essential Living shop online.

DIY Face + Body Spray

Approximately 40 million adults in the US struggle with anxiety and 14.8 million adults are affected by depressive tendencies. That aside, many of us also strive to stay positive amidst daily stresses and disappointments.

That's why we advocate for the use of certified pure therapeutic-grade (CPTG) essential oils as an easy, effective and natural way to relieve tensions and promote emotional health. We formulated our Harmony Essential Living signature line of health, beauty and home care products to cultivate physical well-being and peace of mind.

In this video we share our recipe for Chill Essential Oil Blend, a soothing, edible all-purpose spray for linens, body, face and even your mouth! Just close your eyes, open your mouth and spray for a unique, exotic aroma with a grounding effect that calms emotions, lessens stress, eases body tensions, promotes a restful night’s sleep and overall health.

DIY Cacao Coffee Sugar Scrub

26 seconds is all it takes for the chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream. There's no escaping that what goes on our bodies gets in our bodies and if you can't eat it, it probably shouldn't be on your skin either.

That's why we're delighted to share one of our favorite recipes for indulgent skin care. This chemical-free Cacao Coffee Sugar Scrub is infused with an essential oil blend that naturally exfoliates and replenishes, leaving skin glowing and healthy. 

To purchase these signature health, beauty and home care products ready to ship, come visit our Harmony Essential Living shop online.

Happy Holidays: Giving from the Heart!

Happy Holidays from our hearts and homes to yours!

We love this season because it inspires us to give, and it is in giving that we truly receive.

When selecting what to gift our loved ones, we like to think of what would benefit the whole individual as well as being beneficial to the planet. That's why the best gifts are heartfelt, individual and support the person's transformation and healing.

We invite you to check out this special holiday web series on Giving from the Heart and to stay tuned for more DIY gifts for TLC this season.

To purchase these signature health, beauty and home care products ready to ship, come visit our Harmony Essential Living shop online.

2016 Eco Holiday Gift Guide

Tis the season to be merry and bright! We love this season's emphasis on kindness and giving others what they need to help us all through the dark winter days and prepare for the year ahead.

But in the midst of all the festivities, it's easy to lose sight of our environmental integrity. As we celebrate, decorate, give gifts and travel this holiday season, we also tend to generate a lot of waste and increase our energy use.

A study from the Environmental Protection Agency states that from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, household waste increases more than 25%! The added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons all add up to an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills. Annual trash just from gift-wrap and shopping bags totals to 4 million tons in the US alone. 

However, there are plenty of holiday gift options that create less waste and actually give back to the planet while improving the health and wellness of your loved one's. If you're looking for some inspiration, here are our top picks of eco gifts for every budget!

1) Gift Cards

Give the gift of choice with a gift card to someone's favorite shop (preferably a small/local business) that gives back. It's more personal than cash by showing that you've considered their unique personality. If your special someone is interested in health and natural lifestyles then our RML Gift Card could be the perfect fit!

2) Essential Oils

It may come as no surprise to our community that we're a big advocate for essential oils! They're a great way to give a meaningful gift that empowers family's with natural solutions for their health, beauty and home care needs. The particular certified pure therapeutic-grade brand we use offers fantastic kits with all the basics and plenty of oils that are $20 and under. Email us at info@rainbeaumars.com to discuss how to get top quality oils at the best price or click here to learn more.

3) eBooks

Reducing paper usage does more than saves trees, since pulp and paper mills are also a major source of pollution. So choosing an eBook instead of paperback helps to lower your carbon footprint regardless of the content of the book. But you can take it a step further by choosing an eBook of something that inspires a healthy lifestyle and encourages self-development. For example, our eBook of The 21-Day Superstar Cleanse includes 100+ plant-based recipes, daily wellness advice, sustainable lifestyle practices, yoga poses and fitness tips suitable for health enthusiasts or anyone looking for a fresh start.

4) Digital Gifts + eCards

In addition to eBooks, digital downloads for cards, music, videos, eCourses, apps or memberships are another way to show you care without adding to the landfill. If you're loved one is interested to get started with yoga or deepen their practice, our online catalog of video downloads may be just what you're looking for! For a great deal, check out our ra'yoKa Virtual Fitness System with all series and modules presently 50% off!

5) DIY Gifts

There are many advantages to giving a heartfelt, homemade gift instead of something store-bought. When you do-it-yourself you can choose to use non-toxic, biodegradable, natural ingredients or parts that are a sustainable choice for the environment. You also get to put all your creativity and love into it, making something unique for your loved one. A great choice is to make some homemade beauty and home care products!

In Los Angeles, we're hosting our annual Holiday Gift Making Party to connect in community, libations and celebrations while crafting gifts that nurture health and the planet too.

If you're in the area, email us at rsvp@rainbeaumars.com for details. If you can't attend, click here to check out some of our recipes for a Peppermint Scrub, Hoilday Joy Spritzer and more!

Essential Oil Recipes for the Winter Season

The weather outside may be frightful, but essential oils are a fantastic way to add some holiday joy to the season.

Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the doTERRA Blog to add some spice to the chill of winter. Click the images below to checkout the full recipes.

On Guard® Pancakes Recipe

  doTERRA Blog  :: Submitted by Carmella Papaleo, California

doTERRA Blog :: Submitted by Carmella Papaleo, California

On Guard® Pancakes

Ingredients:
2 ripe bananas
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup flour
¼ cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup plain greek yogurt
¾ cup milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 drop Cinnamon Bark essential oil
½ cup chopped walnuts, optional
¼ cup canola oil
2–4 drops of doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend (depending on how strong you like the taste of it)

Directions: 

  1. Mash bananas in medium mixing bowl; mix in yogurt, eggs, milk, canola oil, vanilla, and doTERRA On Guard.
  2. In large mixing bowl add oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and walnuts; mix well.
  3. Add banana mixture to dry ingredients and mix. Do not over mix.
  4. Spray griddle with non-stick spray, use small ladle to scoop out mixture to griddle. Cook on medium to high heat. Cook as you would regular pancakes, waiting for bubbles to appear then flip.

“My son loves the On Guard pancakes. We will be making this recipe at least once a week throughout the winter."

 

To learn more about how to get certified pure therapeutic-grade essential oils in your kitchen, visit our Harmony Essential Living page.

Cinnamon Spice Salad Dressing

  doTERRA Blog  :: Submitted by Colleen Chalmers, Nevada

doTERRA Blog :: Submitted by Colleen Chalmers, Nevada

Cinnamon Spice Salad Dressing

Servings: 6   Prep Time: 5 mins   Cook Time: 0 mins   Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
1 drop Clove essential oil
⅛ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1 small garlic clove finely minced
¼ teaspoon gray salt or sea salt
⅛ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Directions:
Mix all ingredients and place in jar.

Tip: Serve on bed of baby spinach leaves. Toss with thinly sliced apples, two drops of Lemon essential oil, and top with toasted pine nuts and crumbled goat cheese.

 

To learn more about how to get certified pure therapeutic-grade essential oils in your kitchen, visit our Harmony Essential Living page.

Winter White Hot Chocolate Recipe

  doTERRA Blog  :: Submitted by Jennifer Manganello, Nevada

doTERRA Blog :: Submitted by Jennifer Manganello, Nevada

Winter White Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:
1½ cups almond milk
½ cup canned pumpkin puree
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1–2 drops Clove essential oil
1–2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
½ teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of sea salt, optional
2–3 ounces roughly chopped white chocolate

Directions:

  1. In small sauce pan over medium heat, combine milk, pumpkin, and spices.
  2. Stir constantly until just simmering.
  3. Remove from heat and add chocolate; reserve some for garnish.
  4.  Just before serving, top each mug with whipped cream, white chocolate shavings, and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon. Serve immediately.

To learn more about how to get certified pure therapeutic-grade essential oils in your kitchen, visit our Harmony Essential Living page.

Peppermint Chocolates Recipe

  doTERRA Blog  :: Submitted by Mandi Felici, Virginia

doTERRA Blog :: Submitted by Mandi Felici, Virginia

Peppermint Chocolates

Servings: 28   Prep Time: 10 mins   Cook Time: 5 mins  Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:
1½ cup organic coconut oil
¼ cup raw honey
3 drops Peppermint essential oil
1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 candy cane, crushed

Directions:

  1. Whip solid coconut oil, raw honey, and Peppermint essential oil together with hand mixer. The whipped filling should be white and fluffy when complete.
  2. Refrigerate whipped filling for about five minutes.
  3. Use a small scoop or measuring spoon to make small mounds of mint filling. Press down with spoon or finger to make a flat shape.
  4. Place each piece on sheet of parchment paper on top of cookie sheet. Return mints to freezer until ready to coat with chocolate.
  5. In small saucepan or double boiler, gently melt chocolate chips over low heat.
  6. Take mints out of freezer. Use fork to dip each piece in melted chocolate. Place on top of cooling rack.
  7. For holiday fun, sprinkle with crushed candy cane immediately after coating.
  8. Put chocolates back in freezer to cool until hardened. Serve chocolates immediately or store in refrigerator until you are ready to eat them.

To learn more about how to get certified pure therapeutic-grade essential oils in your kitchen, visit our Harmony Essential Living page.