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“I want women to be liberated and still be able to have a nice ass and shake it.” ~Shirley McLaine
In 2019, I was awarded Business Woman of the Year from my local Chamber of Commerce. I wasn't really expecting it, but I was excited and nervous. I am someone that is more comfortable working in the background than in the forefront. So, when I found out I would have to go in front of a group of people to accept this award, I freaked! I ended up writing a speech that thanked the many people that helped me get this award, but I knew there would be pictures. I knew I would be in a local newspaper, and I knew I wanted to look and feel my best.
That big moment is where this blend comes in. I wanted to make sure that I felt as amazing as the award that I was receiving. Though it’s not how I normally operate, I wanted to feel sexy, confident, and alive, so I really put a lot of thought into a blend. Putting it into a lotion was a perfect way to apply it, and I made sure to put some on before the presentation so I could feel that way throughout the evening.For this lotion, I used a simple 1% dilution rate. That means 6-8 drops of essential oil to 1 oz of lotion. This will let you smell good, perhaps give you a few therapeutic benefits but it is not strong enough to cause any type of skin sensitivity.My strongest oil used is grapefruit. Grapefruit is bright and cheery and makes me feel confident. It also improves mood, gives inspiration, and is a very invigorating oil. It is also a scent that most people appreciate.
My second oil is ylang ylang. To me, this oil feels sexy. I know some people seriously dislike the smell of it, but I am not one of them. I find the oil uplifting and sensual, so if this is an oil you’re not a fan of, try and find something that gives that same feeling, but still mixes well with the other oils.I then added one drop each of may chang and thyme ct. Linlol. I like may chang with grapefruit because it has that citrusy feel with a little bit of earthiness to it. It is also an oil that helps with confidence.Thyme ct. Linalool is different than other thyme oils because it is higher in the chemical constituent linalol than what one would call ”regular” thyme. This chemotype is also safer to use on the skin, and gives courage, is refreshing and therapeutically helps circulation. Which for me was necessary if I'm going to go on stage to get an award.I call this the “Shake It Cause You Got It” blend. I realized I worked hard for this award and I deserved it, but it took me a long time to get to where I was.
Shake It Cause You Got It Lotion1 ounce plain unscented lotion3 drops Grapefruit oil, Citrus sinensis2 drops Ylang Ylang oil, Cananga odorata1 drop May Chang oil, Lisea vubea1 drop Thyme ct. Linalool oil, Thymus vulgaris Mix all the oils in the lotion and apply as necessary. If you’re looking for some great, affordable oils, check out Rocky Mountain Oils here. I highly recommend them and love using their oils in my blend. Amazon has a great unscented lotion base you can add your blend to. It’s a plant-based lotion made with pure botanical extracts and takes the above oil blend very well. Check that out here! As usual, if you would love to try this blend for yourself, but you just don’t have the time or energy to make your own, you can grab a 16oz custom blend from my shop by clicking here. I hope that this blend gives you the confidence to rock your own world and to move forward knowing that oh yes, you are good enough! In fact, you're better than good, you're amazing. Go shake that money-maker!
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Juniper and juniper berries were one of the first plants I ever worked with as an herbalist. Juniper essential oil is also a great part of the plant to work with, and I’ve used it in many of my blends.
A lot of people may think of gin when they think of juniper, but the berries from this tree also has a deep-rooted history as far back as the Roman Empire (and probably even further back than that). They are also used in cooking, medicine, and in some cases, flavoring.
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