DIY Recipes, For Fun, gift ideas

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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Uncategorized, Why Doterra Essential Oils

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.

 

 

DIY Recipes, For Fun, gift ideas

Strawberry-Lime Sugar Scrub Recipe -DIY

This Strawberry-Lime Sugar Scrub smells like fresh strawberry jam and is even easier to make. A nice treat for yourself with all the holiday hustle and bustle, or place it in a cute mason jar, and give it as a gift.

Ingredients:

1 cup freeze-dried strawberries
1 cup raw turbinado sugar
⅓ cup organic virgin coconut oil
â…“ cup fractionated coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 drops of Lime essential oil

Instructions:

  1. In a large plastic bag, add strawberries and crush with a rolling pin.
  2. Add crushed strawberries and sugar into large bowl.
  3. In a microwavable glass cup, add the organic virgin coconut oil and place in microwave for 15 seconds or until melted.
  4. In the glass cup with melted virgin coconut oil, add Fractionated Coconut Oil, vanilla extract, and Lime essential oil. Stir until combined and add to bowl with strawberries and sugar.
  5. Stir until everything is combined. If mixture looks too dry, add 1 teaspoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil at a time until consistency is right.
  6. Store in airtight container.
  7. To use, take a handful of scrub into hands and rub together until sugar dissolves. Rinse under warm water and pat dry.

ENJOY!!!

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DIY Recipes

Band Aid in a Bottle – Myrrh Skin Care Spray Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 7 drops of Myrrh
  • 3 drops of Lavender
  • 5 drops of Cedarwood
  • 3 drops of Helichrysum
  • just under 1oz (28g) of aloe vera gel
  • 3ml (72 drops) of Solubol Dispersant (you can add upto 5ml if you need to disperse oils more in the aloe vera.
  • 1-30oz. glass spray bottle

Directions & Tips

– Combine all ingredients into the glass spray bottle. Make sure to mix it well by shaking it.
Tips & Info:
– this blend is great for spraying onto small cuts and scrapes (after washing it with soap and water).
– All these ingredients are wonderful for calming inflammation, promoting and supporting healing as well as reducing germs and infection.
– for the aloe, make sure its water based (it’s more liquid like texture to it), as it will help with the spraying aspect of the recipe.

 

DIY Recipes, Essential Oil Roller Recipes

Chill Out Blend- just in time for the Thanksgiving Weekend…

Add the following amounts to a 10ml Essential Oil Roller

  • 8 drops of Lavender
  • 8 drops of Bergamont
  • 8 drops of Lime
  • 4 drops of Sandalwood

Top with a carrier oil such as:  Fractionated Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil

Wishing you and yours a very Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!!!

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Top Ten Essential Oils to Have in Your Home.

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1. LAVENDER

The calming essential oil. Apply a drop of lavender essential oil to the temples or diffuse aromatically to help ease tension and for a more peaceful sleep. A drop can also be used to soothe minor skin irritations as it helps skin recover quickly.

2. PEPPERMINT

Peppermint has many uses, one of my favorites is as a natural energy-booster Peppermint also promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing – just dilute a drop with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil and rub on your chest or simply diffuse it aromatically. I love pairing it with Wild Orange in my Diffuser for a mid-afternoon energy boost.

A drop of doTERRA essential oil can also be added to a glass of water to help alleviate occasional stomach upset too. I use doTerra because it has been certified as therapeutic grade oil, and is safe for consuming.

3. FRANKINCENSE

The King of the Oils!

Frankincense has many uses, including helping to build and maintain a healthy immune system. Just rub a drop on the back of your neck each morning. That simple routine can also help promote feelings of peace and relaxation.

In addition, frankincense is great for the skin! I use it in my moisturizer on a daily basis as it is often used to reduce the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenate the skin.

4. BREATHE

Breathe essential oil will help you do just that – breathe easier. This blend was designed to maintain clear airways and breathing and it does a great job of supporting overall respiratory health. It also helps minimize the effect of seasonal threats – I can’t do without it once everything starts blooming.

Just add some to your diffuser or dilute and rub a drop or two on the chest and back.

5. MELALEUCA

A lot of people know melaleuca as tea tree essential oil. It’s well-loved by many, and for good reason! Melaleuca is renowned for its cleansing, soothing and rejuvenating effects on the skin. (It’s in my face wash.)

Melalecua also helps purify and freshen the air and protect against environmental and seasonal threats. There’s a reason it’s a must-have for natural cleaning!

6. DIGESTZEN

DigestZen aids in the digestion of foods, soothes occasional stomach upset and maintains a healthy gastrointestinal tract. Rub a drop on your stomach, add a drop to a glass of water, or, if you’re feeling brave, put a drop under your tongue for amazingly fast relief. I also have had success with inhaling the scent from the bottle to relieve nausea.

7. DEEP BLUE

This blue essential oil is helpful for soothing sore muscles and achy joints. Use it pre- or post-workout for a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth to problem areas and to support healthy circulation to muscles and joints.

8. OREGANO

Oregano is a wonderful (and powerful) cleansing agent. When it comes to the body, oregano is one powerful oil. It has immune-enhancing benefits and is an excellent source of antioxidants. It even supports healthy digestion and respiratory function. Plus it makes a great addition to homemade soups and sauces.

9. LEMON

doTERRA lemon essential oil smells just like a fresh lemon. I love adding a couple drops to my water for it’s wonderful flavor and its ability to naturally cleanse the body and aid digestion.

Lemon can be used in the diffuser to cleanse and purify the air and surfaces, promote a positive mood and support healthy respiratory function. It can even soothe an irritated throat. Lemon essential oil is great for so much!

10. ONGUARD

This special doTERRA blend is excellent at supporting healthy immune function – rub a drop on the bottoms of your feet each day. You can also diffuse it aromatically to protect against environmental threats and purify the air.

You’ll love the energizing, uplifting aroma.

These essenital oils and blends are AMAZING on their own, and in combination with each other. My personal fav as an allergy sufferer is to combine Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint and make it into a roller and apply to the bottom of my feet, inside my wrists or diffuse as it has made a HUGE difference with my allergy symptoms.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, would like to know more about Essential Oils, or if you would like to get these 10 essential oils for your home.