Our Therapeutic pillows are all made to order with your choice of prints (cotton, flannel or fleece) to choose from and essential oils to best suit your needs. Whether it is for destressing after a long day at work or to help soothe the pain after a workout, sinus congestion, cramps or a headache. They come in two sizes, small (which is good for the forehead or back of neck) or large (which is good to cover larger parts of the body, such as the shoulders, back or abdomen).
When heated in the microwave the buckwheat, flax seed and barley releases moisture for a portable heating pad that you can bring anywhere to provide moist heat. When cooled in the freezer it providing a cooling effect to help with those aching areas.
Our pillows are filled with buckwheat, flax seed and barley (which hold heat or cold longer than those made with rice) along with herbs and essential oils specifically designed for you and your needs that can be heated or cooled over and over again. These are good either cold (put in zip lock bag in freezer for a few hours) or heated (heat in microwave in 30sec increments).
Our homemade sugar/salt scrubs are made to order and are made with organic sugar/salt, coconut oil and essential oils of your choosing. We can make them in 4oz (which will usually last about a month or two) and 8oz (which usually last upwards of four months). Currently we have lavender, lemon, unscented, honey, vanilla scrubs and peppermint with more on the way.
Enjoy the silky feeling of soft skin with our homemade organic body butters made with Shea butter, coconut oil and essential oils of your choosing. We are currently selling 2oz jars (last about 2 months), 4oz jars (last about 4 months) and 8oz jars (last about 6 months) in lemon, lavender/vanilla, lavender/sage, vanilla, peppermint and unscented. We will be introducing more scents and you let us know if there are particular scent you are looking for.
doTERRA essential oils
Here at Soothing Serenity Therapeutic Massage we use only the finest essential oils made by doTERRA. Not only do they make essential oils, they also make supplements to help with the immune and digestive systems. doTERRA essential oils are currently being used in hospitals around the nation in labor and delivery rooms, emergency rooms and even in the ICU.
doTERRA essential oils are gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.
Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils.
While there is a science to the distillation of essential oils, it is also an art. Distillers not only rely on years of experience, they also employ modern technologies and techniques.
The most common method of extracting essential oils is a low-heat steam distillation process. In this process, pressurized steam is circulated through plant material. The essential oils are liberated from the plant and carried away by the steam. When the steam cools, the water and oils naturally separate and the oil is collected. To ensure the highest quality oil extract with the correct chemical composition, the temperature and pressure must be closely monitored. Too little heat or pressure and the oil will not release; too much, and the oil’s composition and potency will be affected.
Steam distillation is the most common way to extract aromatic compounds (essential oil) from a plant. During the steam distillation process, steam passes through the plant material. The combination of heated steam and gentle pressure causes the essential oil to be released from microscopic protective sacs. As the vapor mixture flows through a condenser and cools, it yields a layer of oil and a layer of water. The essential oil rises to the top and is separated from the hydrosol (floral water) and collected.
Some have asked about the difference between first distillations in comparison to complete distillations. The temperature for steam distilling is usually between 140–212 degrees Fahrenheit. Since different plants require different pressures, times, and temperatures, using this particular distillation method makes it possible to adjust the temperature based on the plant type, making it a very effective and precise way to obtain the purest compounds.
Unlike steam distillation, expression, sometimes referred to as “cold pressed,” does not involve heat. In this process, oil is extracted from the product under mechanical pressure. doTERRA uses expression to extract all of its citrus oils, such as Wild Orange, Lemon, Lime, Bergamot, and Grapefruit, from the rind.
Proper distillation requires a consideration for the uniqueness of pressure, temperature, time, and harvesting practices, each of which may be as diverse as the plants themselves. A poor distillation process can alter or destroy the necessary aromatic compounds that comprise the essential oil, leaving a substance far different from the intended goal and something that would not be used to support health and wellness. For this reason, the best distillation artisans dedicate their efforts and work to only a few select plants. This focused effort develops proper knowledge and experience, helping ensure congruency between the oil chemistry of the plant and its distilled form.
Our throw blankets measuring 6’x5′ are made just for you using fleece fabric and are double sided so not only are they soft, they are also very warm for snuggling on the couch. Your choice of prints when you go to Joannfabric.com. Choose your print and let us know. We will have it made for you within 2 weeks of you placing your order.
Throw blankets make a wonderful gift and can be added to our gift baskets.