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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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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!!