Monday, September 2, 2019

Sugar Lip Scrub

This delicious, natural, exfoliating lip scrub will leave your lips feeling smooth and rejuvenated, and can be customized with any of your favorite essential oils. For extra soft lips, apply lip balm after the scrub.

Ingredients
4 teaspoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons virgin coconut oil
3 teaspoons honey
2 drops Peppermint oil
2 drops Wild Orange oil

Note: This recipe makes a little less than ¼ cup. Either portion out the mixture into several air-tight containers, or adjust the recipe to fit the container you have.

Instructions
  1. Mix brown sugar, coconut oil, and honey in small bowl.
  2. Add desired essential oils.
  3. Stir until ingredients are combined.
  4. Put contents into container(s) of your choice.
  5. Apply to lips as needed.

Italian Bread Dip

Try making this delicious and easy Italian Bread Dip for an appetizer or side dish during your next meal.

Ingredients
¼ cup olive oil
1–3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar to taste
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese (optional)
1–3 drops Oregano oil (start with a toothpick and progress toward drops for desired flavor)

Instructions
  1. Gently mix together all ingredients in a bowl large enough to dip into.
  2. Dip favorite Italian style bread into bowl and enjoy.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Scented pencils

Just in time for back to school, did you know you can make scented pencils and erasers using essential oils? It works great! How fun to send off the kids with pencils smelling like their favorite calming, uplifting, grounding, or focus boosting blend.

These and super easy. First, use non-toxic, natural wood, or recycled paper pencils, and non-toxic erasers.

Next add 20-30 drops of essential oil to a cotton pad and put it and your pencils and erasers in a plastic zipper bag.  Wait for a couple days and open the bag and your pencils and erasers will smell like whatever oil you placed on the cotton pad. The longer you keep it in the bag, the stronger the scent. You can add more drops after a day or so for maximum effect.


French cucumber salad recipe

This French Cucumber Salad with Marjoram essential oil is healthy, refreshing, and bursting with wholesome, delicious flavors.

Ingredients
1 avocado, diced
1 tomato, diced
½ red onion, sliced
½ cucumber, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 toothpick Marjoram oil

Instructions
  1. Combine avocado, tomato, red onion, and cucumber in bowl. Set aside.
  2. Pour olive oil into small bowl and mix in toothpick dipped in Marjoram essential oil.
  3. Combine olive oil mixture and vegetables.
  4. Add lemon juice and stir.
  5. Top off with salt and serve immediately.

Back to school


It is almost back to school time. 

Let's welcome the new school year with some new or renewed healthy oil habits.

Did you know that essential oils can be used to help your system avoid illness? They can also be used to calm symptoms such as coughs and aches, if you are sick. Essential oils can help with those seasonal threats that are coming in the fall! 

How about focus during school and for homework? YES, essential oils to the rescue! 

Then there is the sleep, getting back to a good bedtime routine, grab those oils and start the year out great! 

Here is a guide to help you stock up and be prepared.



Thursday, July 18, 2019

OnGuard hand sanitizer

This doTERRA On Guard hand cleansing spray is an easy and convenient way to clean your hands. Keep a bottle in your purse, car, or office for any time you need it.
I made a bottle today to prepare for an upcoming backpacking camping trip!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
Water

Instructions
  1. In a glass spray bottle, combine aloe vera and doTERRA On Guard.
  2. Fill the rest of bottle with water. Shake until combined.
  3. To use, spray on hands and rub together.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Essential oils for summer

One of the best parts about summer is getting outside in nature as much as possible.  There are so many oils that can make our experiences that much more enjoyable and keep some of those summer weather annoyances at bay.  We have a backpack stocked up so we can just grab and go. 

Outdoor Oil Must Haves
  • Deep Blue Rub: Soothes after a long hike
  • Lavender: Promotes restful sleep
  • TerraShield: Protects from bugs
  • DigestZen Softgels: Alleviates an upset stomach
  • TriEase Seasonal Blend: Provides relief when seasonal threats are high
  • Peppermint Beadlets: Supports clear breathing, cooling
  • Lip Balm: Keep your lips moisturized
  • doTERRA On Guard Toothpaste: For overnight and camping trips
Tip: TerraShield Repellent Blend has been scientifically shown to repel insects more effectively than other synthetic insect repellents. Apply several drops to exposed skin and openings in clothing before outdoor activity.

Tip: Apply a couple drops of Peppermint essential oil to the bottoms of the feet and a drop to your drinking water to cool your body during a hot day.


Active Lifestyle
  • Mito2Max Energy & Stamina Complex: Great for increasing energy level and endurance
  • Slim & Sassy TrimShake: Provides essential nutrients and helps manage weight
  • LifeLong Vitality Pack: Helps maintain overall health and wellness
  • Deep Blue Rub: Soothes muscles after physical activity
Tip: Take Mito2Max before a long run or any physical activity for increased energy and endurance.

After Sun Oils for Soothing and Healing
  • Melaleuca
  • Lavender
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Peppermint
  • Helichrysum