DIY Recipes

Rainy Day Bath Soak Recipe – DIY

It’s been a rainy start to the week, so I thought I would share with you this relaxing bath salt blend….

Ingredients
  • 10 drops of Lavender Oil.
  • 8 drops of Bergamot Oil.
  • 5 drops of Clary Sage Oil.
  • 2 cups of Epsom Salt.
  • ¼ cup of Baking Soda.
  • ¼ cup of Sea Salt.
  • Dried Lavender (optional)

Directions:

  • Give the jar a good shake to mix all ingredients. Add 1/4 cup to running warm bath water in a tub and enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub.
  • Enjoy!

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DIY Recipes, Summertime & Essential Oils

DIY Sun Spray Recipe (too much sun)

It’s summer time!!! and sometimes that means we get a bit too much sun.

Sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritation. Next time you deal with discomfort from too much sun, try this after-sun soothing spray with essential oils.

Ingredients
1 cup aloe vera juice
¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil (or a carrier oil of your choice)
1 teaspoon vitamin E
8 drops Lavender oil
8 drops Melaleuca oil
8 drops Peppermint oil
Note: You can find aloe vera juice at your local health food store.
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
Shake to combine.
Tip: Shake before each use to incorporate all ingredients. Spray onto skin as needed.
DIY Recipes, Summertime & Essential Oils

Easy to Make – After Sun / Sunburn Spray

We are having a bit of a mini-heat wave in Vancouver these past couple of days and with the sun’s rays becoming stronger, I thought I would share this easy to make After Sun / Sunburn spray recipe with you.

Ingredients
1 cup aloe vera juice
1 teaspoon vitamin E
8 drops Lavender oil
8 drops Melaleuca oil
Note: You can find aloe vera juice at your local health food store.
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
  2. Shake to combine.
Tip: Shake before each use to incorporate all ingredients. Spray onto skin as needed and enjoy its soothing benefits.
Lavender Benefits:
– soothing for the skin
– analgesic (pain relief)
– antihistamine
– antiseptic
– regenerative
Tea Tree / Melaluca Benefits:
– analgesic (pain relief)
– antibacterial
– anti-infectious
– anti-inflammatory
– antiseptic
– stimulant
– regenerative
Peppermint Benefits:
– helps cool
– analgesic (pain relief)
– antiseptic
– anti-inflammatory
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DIY Recipes, For Fun, gift ideas

DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

Maybe it’s because my thermostat is currently broken and it’s cold out…waiting for more snow…that has me thinking about a nice warm bath.

So I wanted to share with you a DIY Bath Bomb Recipe for you to enjoy. Let me know what you think after you try it 🙂

RECIPE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup or arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 cup epsom salt
  • 1/4 citric acid
  • 4 tbsp. of coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. of water
  • upto 40 drops of your favourite essential oils (singular or a combo) and depends on how fragrant you like things to be. *note* if using a combo, the total amount of drops shouldn’t go past 40 drops total (ie) 20 drops lavender & 20 drops chamomile
  • bath bomb molds

Some Essential Oil Suggestions:

  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Wild Orange & Peppermint
  • Rosemary

Directions:

  1. Place the dry ingredients (baking soda, arrow root powder, Epsom salt and citric acid) in the mixing bowl. Stir with a whisk until combined.
  2. Add the wet ingredients (coconut oil, water and essential oil) slowly and stir with a whisk.
  3. When the mixture starts clumping up, it’s time to press it into the bath bomb molds.
  4. Press it firmly into each mold until filled to the brim.
  5. Now let the mixture set in the molds for about 15 minutes.
  6. Carefully remove the hardened bath bombs out.
  7. Store them in a clean and dry plastic container for at least 24 hours before use.

An Example of a Blend/ Combo

Fresh Forest Blend:

  • 15 drops rosemary
  • 10 drops cedarwood
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 5 drops vetiver

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DIY Recipes, Uncategorized

DIY- Bubble Bath Recipe

With cooler weather around us (I got 8 inches of snow in 2 days), a nice warm, and relaxing bath is what I enjoy on these cold evenings, or after playing in the snow.

Below are the ingredients and steps so you can make your own warm,  natural based bubble bath. Enjoy!

Ingredients
1 cup unscented castile soap
½ cup vegetable glycerin
2 tablespoons water
15 drops preferred essential oil
Examples: Balance Blend, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Serenity Blend, or Citrus Bliss if you’d like a rejuvenating bath.
Instructions
  1. Combine castile soap, glycerin, and water into glass bowl.
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Stir until well combined.
  4. Pour into glass container.
  5. To use, add ¼–½ cup of the essential oil bubble bath mixture to warm, running bath water.
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Note: These bubbles are not going to provide big fluffy bubbles that last a long time since it doesn’t contain the synthetic ingredients that create the high amounts of lather or foam. However, this chemical-free bath will provide enough bubbles for a relaxing and therapeutic bath you will enjoy even more.