DIY Recipes, Uncategorized

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.
DIY Recipes, Uncategorized

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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DIY Recipes, Essential Oil Roller Recipes, Uncategorized

Combating Jet Lag- recipe

With the hustle and bustle, and all the travelling plans for the holidays. I thought I would share with you my go to Essential Oil Roller Recipe for Jet Lag.

It fits in a 10ml Roller so you can bring it with you on the plane no problem, and the size is convenient for popping in your travel bag, in the car, or wherever your travels may take you.

What You Will Need:

  • 10ml essential oil roller
  • fractionated coconut oil (or another carrier oil)

 

Essential Oils You Will Need:

  • 8 drops of Grapfruit
  • 8 drops of Citrus Bliss
  • 8 drops of Wild Orange
  • 8 drops of Passion

 

Directions:

  1. Add 8 drops of each of the essential oils listed above to an empty 10ml essential oil roller bottle.
  2. Top up with Fractionated Coconut Oil (or your preferred carrier oil) and seal the roller.
  3. Give it a gentle shake to mix the oils and apply. You can apply the roller to the insides of your wrists, and the bottom of your feet.

Please keep in mind, with citrus oils such as these, to make sure you’re not out in the sun for an extended period of time as it can cause discoloration to where you’ve applied the oil. (i.e.) wait until after sunbathing on a tropical beach before applying the oil.

I hope this helps everyone recover from their travels and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and holiday season 🙂

Diffuser Blends & Recipes, Uncategorized

Daytime Diffuser Blend to Boost Your Health / Immune System

Want to help boost your health / immune system?  Try diffusing this blend during the day, or after the kids come home from school.

🌷🌿🍃

For Adults:

💧 2 drops of Lavender

💧4 drops of Frankincense

💧2 drops of Wild Orange

💧2 drops of Lime

💧 2 drops of Grapefruit

For Kids: (ages 6-12yrs, under 5 use less)

💧 1 drop of Lavender

💧 2 drops of Frankincense

💧 1 drop of Wild Orange

💧 1 drop of Lime

💧 1 drop of Grapefruit

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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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