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Sleepytime Balm Formula

Sleepytime Balm Formula

Remember this easy-to-make formula when you have overly-excited children on your hands–or when you could use a good nightís rest yourself!

The author swears by this sweet-smelling balm that you simply apply to the temples before bedtime. She says itís amazingly effective, but gentle enough to pacify even the most irritable, restless little ones.

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup all-vegetable shortening, at room temperature
10 drops essential oil of orange
2 drops essential oil of ylang-ylang
1 drop essential oil of vanilla (optional)

1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whip together, using a small spatula or whisk.

2. Apply a dab of balm to your temples after cleansing your face and just prior to bedtime. May be used daily, if desired.

3. Store in a glass jar in a cool, dry place for up to three or four months.

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Adapted from 50 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Stephanie Tourles. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from 50 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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12:35AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:42PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

thanks

6:02AM PDT on Jul 12, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:27AM PST on Jan 19, 2010

Awesome thanks!

4:59AM PDT on Jun 15, 2009

thanks...
Kabin
Konteyner

2:12PM PDT on Mar 24, 2009

There definitely IS essential oil of vanilla. I have several in my collection. Some are absolutes (solvent extracted) and some are CO2's (CO2 extracted). The CO2's smell amazing, but are very expensive. Try to find an organic one.
I am an owner of a natural bodycare company, and I use the CO2's in my products - they're great!
Ashlee
BotanicalRootsOnline.com

2:11PM PDT on Mar 24, 2009

There definitely IS essential oil of vanilla. I have several in my collection. Some are absolutes (solvent extracted) and some are CO2's (CO2 extracted). The CO2's smell amazing, but are very expensive. Try to find an organic one.
I am an owner of a natural bodycare company, and I use the CO2's in my products - they're great!
Ashlee
BotanicalRootsOnline.com

9:26PM PDT on Aug 31, 2008

I repeat
The is no such thing as Essential Oil of Vanilla.
There may be a man made Perfume.
How are you going to extract essential oil from Vanilla beans? Think about it
It would be dearer than Rose absolute.

Nearly all Vanilla extract (alcohol based) is artificial derived from wood pulp. Vanilla was the first artificial flavour made sometime in the 1890s-1900s

6:35AM PDT on Aug 30, 2008

I have been using Yougn Living Essential Oils for 5 years and some are digestable. They have help with many aliments you can go to my home page or go here directly:

https://www.youngliving.org/juanalacubana78

These oils are truly amazing! Check it out and see for yourself.... did you know that most "essential oils" sold in health food stores are loaded with petrochemicals (up to 35% is additives even with the label of PURE essential oils on it, and it's all legal.).... Question is would you put these kinds of oils on your body or skin... it does go into your body. I would not... We do enough of that to ourselves daily. Contact me if you have any questions at all... Stay well! ~~Jenn~~

8:28PM PDT on Jun 23, 2008

Mountain Rose Herbs has a great variety of herbs and oils. Everything you need for all natural, organic products. www.mountainroseherbs.com

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