While we having been exploring our own semi-crunchy journey for a little over four years now, we know that many people in our family still think we are a bit on the hippie wagon. Yet and still, I’m always looking for ways to get our family and friends on a more natural journey of their own. One of the ways I love to do this is by introducing them to essential oils. They are so versatile and amazing that it’s no wonder that people typically fall in love with them after just a few uses.
Here’s a really easy DIY essential oil project to try. Only 3 ingredients. Melt, mix, and pour- that’s all it takes to make this fantastic essential oil soap that moisturizes, exfoliates, and soothes skin. Plus, of course, there’s a free PRINTABLE with recipes for 25 essential oil blends to customize soap that you can use for yourself, share with your team, or use as a class handout. Find the recipes here
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No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts! They’re a great way to add aromatherapy to your shower! Shower steamers are really very easy to make and only take a few ingredients. The basic recipe is 1 cup baking soda , 1/3 cup distilled water, and 25 drops essential oil. Yep, the recipe is very simple. I think the really fun part is choosing which fun shape you want to make and which essential oil blends to use. Find instructions here
Beard oil? Yes, you heard me right. If this is the first time you hear about beard oil, bear with me. Men really do use it! Not only does it work for those beard masterpieces that almost require a comb to manage, but it’s also great for your man featuring a 5-day scruff look as these beard oils also help moisturize and nourish the skin beneath the hair!
If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a great stash of essential oils and are always looking for ways to use them. With the holidays coming up, I decided to make a bunch of DIY essential oil recipes to share with family and friends. Let me just tell you how much money this is going to save me! Woot! Plus, I love the idea of giving loved ones healthy, non-toxic products that they can use as toiletries or in their home. (For more natural gift ideas, check out this post.)
Mamas, it’s standard operating procedure that when our littles get sick, we don’t sleep. Right? Especially when that illness is accompanied by a cough that won’t quit. Growing up, Vicks VapoRub was a staple in our medicine cabinet, but that goop is loaded with toxic chemicals. The good news is there’s always a natural alternative to just about every malady your little might encounter. This rub is no exception. It’s made with Cypress and Lavender essential oils create a safe, soothing blend that will help your young guns to relax and promote sleep, and makes a great gift for the mamas in your life. TRUST ME – they will thank you when (not if!) the time comes and they’re dying for some shut-eye! Get the recipe here.
The ultra-minty combination of aloe and peppermint feels tingly and refreshing. Plus, an aromatherapy blend of lavender and peppermint essential oils clears your mind so you can relax. It’s a great combination for not only your feet, but also your spirit. Helping you to relax, reset, and recharge, so you can take on the world again. Find the recipe here
This is a perfect one to do with the kids. All you need are clothespins, a little roll of cork, glue, some bling, your imagination, and you’re in business. Pair them with a sample or two of your favorite essential oil, and you’ve got a solid gift that keeps on giving. Just put a few drops on the cork, attach to your car vent, and breathe. Grab the full “how to” here.
This is the absolute best homemade aromatherapy playdough to help ease stress and anxiety. Easy to customize and make your perfect scent with info about 20+ calming essential oils and 15+ soothing aromatherapy recipes. Super easy to make, uses common ingredients you probably have in your kitchen, in vibrant colors that won’t stain your skin, and stays soft & pliable for months. Find the recipe here
Commercial soaps have so much junk in them, are loaded with synthetic fragrances and chemicals and many are drying and irritating to the skin. Not this one, AND it’s made without using lye! Homemade soap is a CLASSIC gift – one that never gets old and the scent possibilities are endless. I love this one using dried lavender and essential oils. Grab the tutorial here.
Aren’t these labels these so cute!! They’d be great for make & takes, and of course, they’d make great Christmas gifts for oily friends and family! There are labels for spray bottles, 5ml bottles, 10ml roller bottles, and 15ml bottles. You can get labels for just one kind of bottle, or get several sets of labels so that all your bottles coordinate. Love these!! click here to check out these essential oil bottle labels
Inside our basket we included Nature’s Truth Essential Oils, a pair of fuzzy socks (who doesn’t love fuzzy socks!?), DIY Homemade Bath Bombs, DIY Homemade Room Spray, and DIY No-Sew Rice Heating Pack. Everyone always wants to make sure that their houses look and smell amazing for company, so we bust our butts cleaning every last detail and cooking food for 3x the amount of people we invited. While the get together goes off without a hitch and no one realized that you completely forgot to scrub an entire section of the baseboards in the kitchen, you melt into a puddle of exhaustion the second you close the door behind the last guest. This type of exhaustion needs pampering and that’s exactly why this is the perfect hostess gift.
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
In my 5ml headache roller I use: 7 drops each of Panaway, Pepermint and Frankincense. I have daily migraines and this has helped reduce the need for migraine meds to just a couple times a month. I start rolling on my forehead, temples and back of my head/neck area as soon as I feel pain. I use every couple of hours as needed! Just double the amount of drops for each and fill with your carrier oil ( I use fractionated coconut oil)!
Regarding sore joints, my husband is a runner, and I have used various concoctions of lavender, lemon, and peppermint for his feet, especially when he was trail running long distances. We would put the oils in an espsom salt foot bath and he would find relief. As a rub, I like adding clove and helichrysum to a mix of lavender and/or peppermint. (Sorry I don’t have any specific recipes off-hand but found or altered many of mine from “The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy” book by Valerie Ann Worwood.) I hope this information helps and doesn’t further confuse.