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 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- 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.
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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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Cooking with Essential Oils, DIY Recipes, For Fun

It’s a very wet, rainy day 🌧 here in #vancouver so a cup of hot chocolate is in order. Check out the recipe below and tell me which #essentialoil did you use…☕

Ingredients

– 1 cup water

– 5 teaspoons cocoa powder

¼ teaspoon liquid stevia or 1 ½ teaspoon powdered stevia (amount of sweetener can be adjusted to taste)

1–2 tablespoons sugar or agave (optional)

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ¼ teaspoon almond extract

– 3 cups almond milk, milk, or whichever you prefer to use.

– use 1 drop of your selected essential oil.

Recommended Essential Oils:

Cinnamon Bark

Lavender

Wild Orange

Peppermint

Cinnamon Bark

Instructions:

Heat water, cocoa powder, and sweetener on stove until ingredients are smooth.

Add vanilla and milk and bring to a simmer.

Pour into your favorite mug.

Introduce flavor by swirling a toothpick dipped in your favorite essential oil.

Tip: For extra creamy cocoa, replace the water with equal parts milk or almond milk.

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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!