I love the scent of those holiday pinecones in the stores, but unlike this DIY scented pinecone tutorial from Confessions of an Overworked Mom, they are probably not made with real essential oils. Also, I love her idea of sending your kids outside to collect the pinecones—make it a family activity to make them and then deliver to your neighbors to spread cheer.
plus you can color and scent them any way you want– Color a batch sea blue and use a lavender, lime, and spearmint essential oils for a calming and uplifting aroma that smells like a sea breeze. Or color them yellow with a mix of rosemary and lemon essential oils for an energizing scent that makes you looks forward to your morning shower. Or color them pink and use grapefruit, juniper berry, cypress, and rosemary essential oils to help improve cellulite. (more ideas for essential oil recipes on the blog) Find the recipe and step-by-step instructions here
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Favorite Household Oils: Purification, Lemon, and Citrus Fresh are household ROCKSTARS. Yes, they smell as good as the names imply and have so many great uses. We use lemon oil to get stickers and labels off in seconds flat, and diffuse it with lavender for a spa-like scent. Purification gets rid of stinky odors– everything from animals to stinky shoes to laundry that’s been in the washer too long (oops)! Citrus Fresh does all of the above and is also heavenly to diffuse.
**Directions: In one bowl, mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl with a whisk until very well combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Slowly combine wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Note: if the mixture is foaming, you are adding too fast. Keep whisking together until very well combined. Using silicone baking molds, firmly pack mixture in each mold. Let air dry for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. Pop out and keep in an airtight container.
Measure your salt and pour into a large glass bowl. Add your olive oil and mix well with a metal spoon. Add your essential oils and continue to stir your mixture. Slowly scoop into your glass pot. Close tightly with white lid and label. Store in a cool, dark place. Scoop out a silver dollar size of scrub and apply to body. Repeat weekly. This is one of the most pampering DIY essential oil recipes 🙂
i was surprisingly pleased by the quality for such a good price. Granted, I wouldnt actually consume these but for my facial scrubs, baths, candle making and such its a pretty amazing deal. Especially for those starting out and not quite knowing what you'll be using the most. Oils can get expensive and its nice to figure that out before investing in higher quality oils
There are recipes and instructions for bath bombs, perfume, cooling foot cream, soap, whipped body butter, coffee scrub, diffuser necklaces, dryer balls, sugar scrub, mugs, sugar cubes, bath salts, foaming hand soap, gel air freshener, rooms sprays, lip balm, salt scrub, dry body oil, beard balm, men’s cologne, ornaments, heating pad, shower melts, reed diffuser, roller bottles, and lotion bars.
Put your cocoa and shea butter in a double burner. Put on low heat and let the fats melt. Take off of heat and pour your oils into a glass bowl. Let slightly cool and add your vitamin E, olive and essential oils. Put in refrigerator for about an hour or until the solution starts to solidify. Then remove from fridge and whip your solution with an immersion blender until it forms a whipped cream texture. Scoop into your glass pot. Close with lid and store in a dark, cool place. Apply to belly and breasts daily.
Last, but not least, we included our favorite and super popular body butter recipe featuring Frankincense essential oil. It’s luxurious and creamy, yet easy to whip up with only 4 ingredients. Using shea butter, coconut oil, Vitamin E, and Frankincense, a stand or hand mixer is perfect to combine the ingredients together into an unforgetable body butter that everyone will love.
If you’re an essential oil lover like me, you want nothing else than sharing the gift of natural health an well-being with your loved ones: friends, family, relatives, acquaintances… even if you’re invited to a Christmas party or potluck, essential oil gifts make great hostess gifts – and you get to spread the love of essential oils. It’s a win win! You can’t fail with these essential oil presents. 🎁😊
How cute are these?! Set of 20 wood slice tags (each is 2-2.5 inch diameter). Perfect for a gift tag or ornament. Add a few drops of white fir or douglas fir essential oil and even your artificial tree will smell like it was just cut fresh from the Christmas tree farm. Add a couple more drops of essential oil every few days as needed. These look great left natural or you can on them or wood burn them with a message or fun design. Find instructions from Design Mom here on how to make wood-slice ornaments
So if you are like me and want to be frugal in your gift giving but really want to share something that can be helpful to a friend or loved one, I know you will love this post with some homemade gifts using essential oils. You know I am not a big DIYer and really stretch myself when I do, but I have found when I take the time to make gifts myself they mean more to me and I know they are loved by those receiving the gifts.