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.
DIY Recipes, Uncategorized

Some Exciting News for January

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a lovely holiday and new year celebrations. We started off quiet at my house but got busy and exciting at New Years.

My apologies for not being here as much these past few weeks. A family member of mine had a stay at the hospital (they’re on the mend now) so that took up a lot of my time.

Couple things I wanted to share with you:

  1. I am launching a new wellness line called, Little Gifts of Goodness by Cove Essentials. It will feature bath salt blends with some lovely essential oils blends to help you unwind, detox, soothe and relax. I just started my Etsy shop which you can check out here: http://www.etsy.com/LittleShopoGoodness You can also follow the line on Instagram for sneak previews, specials and more, http://www.instagram.com/little.gifts.of.goodness

I hope everyone has had a good January so far (we’re almost halfway through!) and I am going to post a quick Lavender Bath Salt Recipe for you below. If you try it out, tell me what you think!

Quick Lavender DIY Bath Salt/Soak Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of epsom salt
  • 1/4 dead sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of dried lavender flowers
  • 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1 mason jar (for storing)

Directions:

  1. In the mason jar, add the above ingredients in order they’re listed.
  2. Close the mason jar lid securely, and give it a good shake/mix until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Add 2-4 scoops into your warm bath, let it dissolve and sit back and enjoy a soothing, detoxing and renewing bath.

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Why DoTerra I am Asked…

I get asked this question a lot…Why Doterra???

Here’s WHY I Use Their Essential Oils:

– chemical free
– filler free
– FILLED WITH JUST THE GOOD STUFF ( lavender is actually lavender, peppermint is actually peppermint, lemon…you guessed it! is only from lemons…you see where I am going with this right?)

WHY Membership with DoTerra?

Let me lay out the details so you can appreciate how amazing a membership is.

Benefits of a Wholesale Membership
All purchases are 25% retail price for a year
Opportunity to earn 10%-30% of purchases back in free product (LRP)
Opportunity to get all shipping costs returned in store credit (LRP)

Enroll with me and get
Initial Education/Training through a Facebook Oil Camp – watch video tutorials, practice DIYs, ask questions and participate in Giveaways

Promises
There is NO obligation to sell with a Wholesale Membership
There is NO pressure to buy with a Wholesale Membership

You do not have to buy every month
Memberships are FREE with the purchase of an Enrollment Kit. The LRP program gives credit to members who purchase at least once a month. You can sign up for or cancel your LRP at anytime and there is no minimum purchase amount, meaning any purchase counts!

The Doterra culture is all about community. That means finding a place where you can learn, grow and belong.

If you want to get started with essential oils and would like to learn about my current promotions, message me.

All of my oil kits and memberships come with oil education, support, a welcome gift from me, an invite to my VIP members only oil page on Facebook, and an Oil Camp invite!

If you have any questions, or would like to join, feel free to message me, or comment below, or send an email to: coveessentials@gmail.com

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DIY Recipes, gift ideas, Uncategorized

Post Holidays- Relaxing Epsom Salt and Essential Oils Bath Recipe

If you’re like me, you’re probably tired from all the holiday hustle and bustle. I thought I would share with you a relaxing bath salt recipe to help you unwind and get ready for New Year’s celebrations.

Ingredients:

1 drop of Bergamont

1 drop of Ylang Ylang

1/4 cup of Epsom Salts

Directions:

Draw a warm bath and mix in the essential oils with the 1/4 cup of Epsom Salts. Add salt mixture to the bath and enjoy!

DIY Recipes, Essential Oil Roller Recipes, Uncategorized

Combating Jet Lag- recipe

With the hustle and bustle, and all the travelling plans for the holidays. I thought I would share with you my go to Essential Oil Roller Recipe for Jet Lag.

It fits in a 10ml Roller so you can bring it with you on the plane no problem, and the size is convenient for popping in your travel bag, in the car, or wherever your travels may take you.

What You Will Need:

  • 10ml essential oil roller
  • fractionated coconut oil (or another carrier oil)

 

Essential Oils You Will Need:

  • 8 drops of Grapfruit
  • 8 drops of Citrus Bliss
  • 8 drops of Wild Orange
  • 8 drops of Passion

 

Directions:

  1. Add 8 drops of each of the essential oils listed above to an empty 10ml essential oil roller bottle.
  2. Top up with Fractionated Coconut Oil (or your preferred carrier oil) and seal the roller.
  3. Give it a gentle shake to mix the oils and apply. You can apply the roller to the insides of your wrists, and the bottom of your feet.

Please keep in mind, with citrus oils such as these, to make sure you’re not out in the sun for an extended period of time as it can cause discoloration to where you’ve applied the oil. (i.e.) wait until after sunbathing on a tropical beach before applying the oil.

I hope this helps everyone recover from their travels and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and holiday season 🙂

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Calm in the Holiday Hustle & Bustle

This time of year can trigger some big feelings for so many people. Feeling the need to do it all, family challenges or thinking about the business of the holiday can leave you feeling overwhelmed.

Here are some of my favorite oils to recommend when you feel overwhelmed:

Past Tense – this blend soothes tension associated with overwhelm. Roll it on your neck and shoulders for relief.

Steady – the grounding blend for kids and those who prefer a more gentle impact from their oils.

Balance – the ultimate grounding blend to help you feel present minded and in your body.

Aromatouch – soothes stressed out muscles to help you stay grounded.

Serenity – can you say relaxation in a bottle? Diffuse, diffuse, diffuse!

Basil – relieves heaviness fatigue and hormonal exhaustion. Dilute a drop in your hands and rub over your heart.

Frankincense – The chemical components of Frankincense result in an extremely powerful aroma that can help to dispel negative feelings—like stress. If you are feeling like the pressures of life are weighing down your mood, apply Frankincense to the bottom of your feet. The soothing sensation and aroma will promote feelings of relaxation and a balanced mood.

 

 

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DIY-Creamy Orange & Peppermint Soap Bar

Creamy Orange & Peppermint Soap Bar

Ingredients

  • 3lbs organic white soap base
  • 2 tablespoons Annatto Seeds
  • 2 oz. light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 oz. of Orange Essential Oil
  • 1.4 oz. of Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Silicone Soap Mold (design of your choice)
  • Small spray bottle of rubbing alcohol

Directions

  • Heat your olive oil in the microwave {or on top of stove} for about 20 seconds.  Oil should be very warm but not steaming hot!
  • Place your annatto seeds into your warm oil.  Let your seeds soak overnight {or if you’re the impatient type a few hours, but the color might not be as strong}.
  • Strain the annatto seeds out of your oil and save the oil {this is your colorant}.  You can save the seeds for another use, just rinse them out and let them dry.
  • Cut 30 oz. of your organic soap base into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Place your 30 oz. of soap in a microwavable glass measuring cup in the microwave and heat for 1 minute and 30 seconds.  If you have a few small chunks of soap left stir slowly until melted.  If your soap chunks are still large melt for 15 more seconds.
  • Add 3-4 tablespoons of your annatto seed colorant and stir slowly into soap base until well incorporated.  Don’t worry if the color looks too light, it will darken as the soap hardens.  We don’t want to add too much oil colorant because this can decrease your lather.
  • Let your soap cool.  This is very important.  Let your soap cool down to about 120 degrees, even lower is better.  It will help your essential oils behave better in your soap!  If a skin forms on top of your soap while it is cooling just stir it back into your soap or get a fork and remove it.
  • While your soap is cooling  pour 3/4 of an ounce of your orange essential oil into a small glass bowl.
  • Next add about 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil to the same bowl.  Don’t worry if the peppermint hijacks your orange oil!  The peppermint will be stronger but will fade slightly.  This is normal.  We use the peppermint to create creaminess in the orange essential oil.
  • When you have cooled your soap add your essential oils and stir {not too vigorously, it will add bubbles {air} to your soap} until well blended.
  • Pour soap base into your mold but hold back an ounce or two of soap.  Let set for 1 hour or until the top becomes very firm.  This is your first layer of the soap.
  • After your soap has set sprinkle about a tablespoon of poppy seeds on top of your soap.  Heat the soap you held back {about 10 seconds} and pour over the poppy seeds to help them adhere to the layer of soap.
  • Cut 12 oz. of the remaining soap base and place into the microwave.  Heat for 30 seconds.  This is your top layer.  When soap has cooled down add a few drops of orange essential oil {about 10} and 1-2 drops of peppermint right into your soap base.
  • Lightly score {with a fork or small knife make a series of small lines in the soap, this lets the first layer adhere better} the first layer of your soap.  Spritz some rubbing alcohol on your first layer of soap.  Let sit 5-10 seconds and then pour the rest of your melted soap base on top of your first layer.
  • When the final layer of soap has set sprinkle your poppy seeds on top of the soap.  You can adhere the seeds by pouring a small bit of melted soap over them.