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
⅓ 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!!!

strawberrylimesugarscrub

 

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, For Fun

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!!

 

Diffuser Blends & Recipes, DIY Recipes

How To Maintain Your Diffuser

Depending on what essential oils you diffuse, they purify the air you breathe and freshen the space with oils infused to meet your needs, which can range from calming and promoting sleep, to waking and grounding the mind by reducing feelings of stress and anxious feelings. A grounded mind can have a profound impact on your level of creativity and innovation.

Learning how to clean your diffuser is important to ensure its longevity. If left for too long, essential oils or any leftover water can corrode and ruin your unit, and can also negatively affect your aromatic experience when there’s an array of essential oil residue in the diffuser….. imagine trying to diffuse Basil after diffusing Spikenard first!

To keep your diffuser in perfect running condition for years to come, clean your diffuser after each use by wiping it out and letting it dry before using it again. For a quick clean, it is a good idea to diffuse Lemon oil for a short time. This makes it easier to clean out any residue or water lines before you wipe it out. For diffusers that do not use water, make sure to rinse out the nozzle with tap water and then wipe it clean.

We also recommend that you deep clean your diffusers once a month or as needed. Do so by following these steps based on the type of diffuser you have:

I personally use, doTerra’s diffusers, as I have found they do a really great job releasing the oils into rooms of all shapes and sizes!

Here are a few tips below:
How to Deep-Clean an Ultrasonic Diffuser (for Aroma Lite, Lotus, Lumo, or Petal diffusers)

  1. Turn off your diffuser.
  2. Fill the water reservoir halfway to the line with clean water.
  3. Add 10 drops of pure white vinegar to the water reservoir.
  4. Turn it on and let run for 3-5 minutes, allowing the vinegar to disperse throughout.
  5. Drain the water reservoir completely.
  6. Dip a cotton swab in white vinegar and wipe down the edges of the water reservoir as well as the ultrasonic mist chip.
  7. Rinse the water reservoir with clean water.
  8. Wipe the reservoir with a dry cloth and let air dry before using it again.

 

How to Deep-Clean a Nebulizing Diffuser (for the Aroma-Ace diffuser)

  1. Completely submerse the quick-change top in rubbing alcohol for 30–60 minutes.
  2. Wipe clean with a dry cloth.

Keeping a clean diffuser allows for the best possible experience in using your doTERRA essential oils aromatically.

 

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!!!

doterraoils