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Thursday, November 5, 2015
DIY Deep Relief...
So, first I want to say that I can not help that I notice certain details, and I know that the formula for Deep Relief changed this year. No announcement was made, but it did go out of stock for a looong time. When it returned I noticed a difference. I looked over the ingredient list and Palo Santo was no longer in it. In it's place was Dorado Azul. Not that it makes that much of a difference, but it made me get to thinking about creating my own DIY Deep Relief. Since it does go out of stock pretty frequently, this is a handy recipe to have on hand.
I ordered these green glass roll on bottles from Amazon. I looked for bottles with a stainless steel roller ball and I like this one a lot. It allows a lot of oil to roll out, so I only roll on a little bit & rub it around.
The recipe has a large base of peppermint, as Deep Relief does. Keep in mind if you are missing some ingredients, you are still going to get a powerful roll-on. In MY opinion, the most important of them are peppermint, clove & wintergreen (which isn't even in the original recipe but it made a HUGE difference getting this recipe to have an immediate effect) Everything else just makes it more fabulous. :-) Because we are not allowed to give exact recipes, I am giving a range of drops, and I am serious, a drop or two either way will not make a difference in the big picture. So here it is:
8-10 Palo Santo
4-6 Balsam Fir
I topped it off with a few squirts of organic fractionated coconut oil and put a frosty snowflake sticker on it, because that's how it feels to me. It is a long-lasting feeling and I am very grateful for this as an option. I am thinking of making this a higher-end item at a make and take...;-) It'd also make a great gift this Christmas for people who are fellow Deep relief fans.
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