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Add about 10-15 drops of any of these essential oils: Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Rosemary, Lavender, Clove, Cinnamon, Peppermint (decide what scents you love) to a baking soda paste (about 1-2 cups of baking soda with about 1/2 c water until it’s pasty like putty). Place in a pretty silicone muffin tray to dry for about 30 minutes. Pop out and store in a pretty bag with a ribbon. (Beware use with children. These are “hot” oils and could irritate lungs.)
One of my favorite ways to use essential oils is around my home– to clean, cook with, and make my home smell like a spa. Which got me thinking about what I’d give to someone who is moving to a new home. It’s hard to put together the perfect housewarming gift these days: food is fun but with all the various special diets out there it can be tricky; candles are pretty but hello allergies; soaps and cleaners are handy but yikes, chemicals! Don’t worry, I’ve got your back– here’s an allergy friendly, useful, and chemical free gift basket idea for the ultimate housewarming gift!
While it may not look a lot like Christmas around here yet, it’s sure beginning to smell like it! My daughter Britta and I decided to do a little experimenting yesterday to come up with a blend of essential oils for diffusing that would make the house smell “merry and bright!” I’ve been diffusing it non-stop ever since. It has definitely given me a much needed mental boost. My grinch-like mood has been greatly improved….much to the delight of my family. :-)
It’s useful whenever you have to send gifts to numerous little ones at one time, to make them similar enough but different, too. Under $20 gifts are almost always acceptable for kids. You can even keep it under $10, especially if you’re gifting to other mom’s kids. With that in mind, the following kinds of Christmas gifts are really going to ignite your lucky youngster’s love for essential oils.
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.
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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
**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.
We recently bought essential oil aroma diffuser, so husband looked for essential oil. He found this set! Very satisfied with these various kinds of essential oils. I love it! We tried 3 of these already, lemon grass, eucalyptus and lavender. One of our favorite is the eucalyptus, very helpful and beneficial to my husband when he got cough and colds past few days. I always turn on our humidifier so he can get relaxed.
Easy 3 ingredient salt scrub exfoliates, moisturizes, & nourishes skin. My favorite thing is that there are 18 recipes for essential oil blends to customize your salt scrub!! blends include: cellulite helper, calm skin, muscle soother, grapefruit & fir, mojito, invigorating, rosemary & lavender, sea breeze, lemonade, good times, Hawaii dreams, autumn breeze, sweater weather, gingerbread, candy cane, and Christmas tree. So fun!! These would make great gifts! Find the recipe here