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.

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Etsy Canada Online Holiday Pop Up Market – Nov 13th – 15th, 2021

Cove Essentials will be participating again in the Etsy Canada Holiday Online Pop Up Market on: November 13th – 15th, 2021

Important Links are posted below and I really look forward to seeing you there.

Lookbook: https://issuu.com/theetsymarket-vancouveretsycollective/docs/the_etsy_market_vec_holiday_virtual_pop_up-2

Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/U9BohHwl

Instagram: instagram.com/vancouveretsyco

Market Page: theetsymarket.etsy.com/vancouveretsycohol21

Bath Salts made with all natural ingredients and pure essential oils

Just one of the many gift boxes available.

Quite possibly my favourite essential oil rollers. They’re great to help you relax, unwind and recharge.

DIY Recipes, health & wellness

5 Essential Oils For Cold / Flu Season

5 favorite essential oils for cold and flu prevention + why they work:

  • Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
    Contains terpinen-4-ol, a potent natural component for reducing germs
  • Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
    Rich in nourishing linalyl acetate, shown to calm stress and inflammation
  • Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus radiata)
    Famous for high quantities of 1,8-cineole, which can help clear congestion
  • Frankincense Oil (Boswellia carterii)
    High in ɑ-pinene, known to reduce germs and soothe inflammation
  • Green Mandarin Oil (Citrus reticulata)
    Full of d-limonene, proven to support immunity and reduce germs

While these aren’t the only oils you can use to support your immune system / overall health during cold & flu season, but they are a great place to start.

Diffuse Blend 1:

Diffuse the following oils to help purify the air and reduce germs. 

  • 5 drops of frankincense oil
  • 5 drops of green mandarin oil  

Diffuser Blend 2: 

  • 6 drops Green Mandarin Oil (Citrus reticulata)
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus radiata)
  • 5 drops Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Directions

Diffuse this blend periodically throughout the day to keep your energy and immunity strong.

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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