DIY Recipes, For Fun, gift ideas

Salt Dough Ornament DIY Recipe

Adding a personal touch to your presents has never been easier. These ornaments can be given as a wrapping accessory on a present and can then easily be transformed into an ornament for your friends and family to enjoy for many years to come.

There is even the option to add essential oils to the ornaments / gift tags and multiple ways to decorate them too. You can stamp on an image, paint it, or leave it plain. However you decide to create and decorate, friends and family will love and adore this homemade gift. 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt1 ½ cups warm water
  • essential oil (s) of your choosing.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Pour flour, salt, and warm water into large bowl.
  3. Using your hands, knead until all ingredients are well-incorporated and dough is smooth.
  4. If mixture is too dry, add one tablespoon of water at a time until dough comes together.
  5. Roll out dough on floured surface until ¼ inch thick.
  6. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Using a drinking straw or toothpick, make a hole in top of ornament for threading string.
  8. Place in oven until hard, approximately one hour.
  9. Once hard, remove from oven and cool.
  10. Decorate with paint, string, or glitter. Add essential oils by placing one drop on each ornament and allow it to soak in.

Some Tips:

Add some decoration to your ornaments by stamping them. Just place stamp on ink and carefully place on ornament to transfer design before they dry.

Note: Baking the ornament will turn the dough slightly brown and may “puff” up some of the ornaments. If you prefer, you can also air dry the ornaments for two to three days to help the ornaments remain white and flat.

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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5 Day Essential Oil Challenge

5 Day Essential Oil Challenge

My apologies for not posting for awhile…

I am inviting you to take the 5 Day Essential Oil Challenge!
 
Each day, I will post a “challenge” for 5 days showing how you can use one of the Essential Oils in your daily life.
You don’t have to be a member to participate, and you can even be new to using Essential Oils.
Take it one step at a time, and see how useful essential oils can be for cleaning, for self care and how they can help you in your home.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions at all, and I look forward to sharing this experience with you. 🙂
START DATE: August 20th, 2019
END DATE: August 24th, 2019
I will be posting each challenge right here on this webpage.
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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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