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.

Information on Essential Oils

Essential Oil Spotlight – Basil

Basil:

(Ocimum basilicum)

The spicy, yet herbal nature of Basil makes it a versatile oil that can be used to promote focus and alertness, or to add a little extra flavor while cooking.

Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to reduce anxious feelings. Basil provides great benefits to both the mind and body due to its high linalool content, making it an ideal application to help reduce feelings of tension when applied to the temples and back of the neck. The aroma of Basil helps promote a sense of focus and a stress-relieving experience.  Basil is commonly used in cooking to add a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes.

Primary Benefits:

  • Helps to keep the skin looking clean, clear, and healthy

  • Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings when diffused

  • Supports cardiovascular and nervous system health when consumed internally

Uses

  • Diffuse to promote a sense of focus while studying or reading.

  • Combine with Geranium and Wild Orange essential oils for an uplifting aromatic massage.

  • Add to your favorite dishes for a refreshing taste.

Aromatic Description

Warm, spicy, herbal

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DIY Recipes

Dryer Balls- DIY-Gift Idea-Hostess Gift

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to make your own wool dryer balls that can last for many years and can easily be scented with doTERRA essential oils leaving your fabrics fragrant and soft.


What You Need:

  • 100 percent wool yarn or other 100 percent animal yarn
  • Pantyhose

Upcycling Idea: Reuse pantyhose with runs in them

Directions:

  1. Take the end of the yarn and wrap it around your middle and index finger 10 times. Remove it from the fingers and wrap 2–3 times around the middle (it should look like a bow). This will be the start of your ball.
  2. Continue tightly wrapping the yarn around the start, working toward making a round shape. Once your ball is roughly the size of a tennis ball, cut the yarn and tuck the ends into the sides of the ball. Repeat this process until you have created four or more balls of yarn.
  3. Cut one leg off of the pantyhose. Place one ball into the bottom of the leg and tie a knot right above the ball to secure it in place. Repeat until all the balls have been added and secured.
  4. Once the balls are tightly secured in the pantyhose, put them in the washer (can be with a load of dirty laundry) and wash on the hottest setting. This will allow the yarn to felt. Felting will make the yarn fuse together, resulting in a solid ball. Once washed, dry the balls thoroughly in the dryer at the highest heat setting.
  5. After the balls are completely dry, remove them from the pantyhose and they’re ready for use! Before drying your next load of laundry, add your favorite doTERRA essential oil to 4–6 dryer balls, toss them in the dryer, and enjoy the soft, fluffy, wonderful-smelling fruits of your labor.

Tip:

  • 2–3 drops of essential oil per ball should last a few loads. Add more drops if you would like a stronger scent.

Fun Laundry Tips:

  • Crumple up aluminum foil into a ball and toss it in the dryer with the wet laundry to get rid of static cling.
  • For an even extra burst of essential oils in your clothing, place a wash cloth with a few drops of essential oil into your dryer. It will come out smelling beautiful!
  • Add a few drops of Lemon essential oil to your wash cycle to help remove grease and oil from fabrics.

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DIY Essential Oil Gift Ideas for the Holidays

🎄HOLIDAY DIY KIT🎄

These great oils and make some holiday goodies for your friends, family, party hosts & teachers!

Shopping List

Siberian Fir, Cassia, Wintergreen, Peppermint and Wild Orange Essential oils

2oz Spray Bottles

Clear Plastic Ornaments:
Available at Michael’s

Flour, salt and epsom salts

Ribbon, gift tags and anything else for wrapping them up!

That’s it! Super simple and your friends will love them!!