Make your own Sugar Scrub

I love making Sugar Scrub as a quick gift. You can make any combination of scents depending on who it’s for! It leaves your skin silky smooth and smelling divine. 

Original Recipe: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-candy-cane-sugar-scrub

WHAT YOU NEED
¾ cup white sugar
½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
12 drops doTERRA essential oil

Tip: In place of white sugar, you could use sea salt. In place of Fractionated Coconut Oil you could use almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil.  You could try coconut oil, but it will smell like coconut and you’ll need to melt it. Fractionated coconut oil is ideal as it’s non greasy, liquid at room temperature and it has no scent.

WHAT YOU DO
1. Combine sugar, FCO and essential oil in bowl.

2. Stir to combine. It should have the consistency of a slushy, add more FCO if it’s too dry and more sugar if it’s too wet.

3. Pour mixture into a jar. Top with a circle of fabric and secure with a rubber band. Add some ribbon around for a festive effect.

4. To use- scoop out a bit of scrub and rub it on your hands and/or body. Wash off.

Note: Choose an essential oil to best suit your needs. For relaxation, try Lavender or doTERRA Lavender Peace®. For a mood boost, try Wild Orange, Citrus Bliss®, or Peppermint. Please always make sure the oil is one that is safe to be used topically.

Would you like to get access to doTERRA essential oils at a 25% discount? Then click HERE to join my Lavender Squad and become a doTERRA member. If you are already learning about doTERRA with another oil educator please go back to them.


Make your own Snowman Bath Bombs

Here is a super easy and super cute Christmas gift idea! Bath bombs are quick and easy to make, and they look adorable. You can find citric acid at your local supermarket, although you mind have better luck with finding it in bulk in a health food store on online.

Original recipe: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-fizzing-bath-bombs

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 cup citric acid
1 cup baking soda
½ cup cornstarch
8-10 drops of doTERRA essential oil

WHAT YOU DO:

  1. In bowl, place citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and oil.
  2. Add eight to 10 drops of the essential oil or blend of choice.
  3. Mix well with spoon until soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of damp sand.
    Note: If the mixture is too wet, try adding a little more baking soda and cornstarch until consistency is correct.
  4. At this point, you may add dried food coloring, dried herbs, or flower petals to mixture.
  5. Place mixture into round ice cube spheres (you can get them from Kmart). Pop them out and then wrap them in glad wrap asap. If the air get to them they absorb the moisture in the air and go puffy.
  6. Put the wrapped bath bomb into a clear plastic bag. Secure with a ribbon. Decorate with a snowman face. For the “carrot nose” you can use either an orange permenant marker, or I colored a white label with an orange marker and cut out the long triangle.
  7. To use, drop in tub or shower and allow to dissolve.
Note: Choose an essential oil to best suit your needs. For relaxation, try Lavender or doTERRA Lavender Peace®. For a mood boost, try Wild Orange, Citrus Bliss®, or Peppermint. Please always make sure the oil is one that is safe to be used topically.

Would you like to get access to doTERRA essential oils at a 25% discount? Then click HERE to join my Lavender Squad and become a doTERRA member. If you are already learning about doTERRA with another oil educator please go back to them.


Make your own Glass Cleaner

I love this spray so much! It smells ‘minty fresh’ and does a great job at cleaning my windows and mirrors. I love that I can make my own cleaners which are natural, safe and effective. 

Glass Cleaner

Recipe thanks to Frank&Myrrh

2TBsp vinegar

1 TBsp vodka

5 drops doTERRA peppermint essential oil

Put in an 8oz glass spray bottle and add water to fill the spray bottle. Shake bottle before you use it.


Make your own Bathroom Tile Cleaner

One of the reasons that I fell in love with my oils is because I can use them to make natural non-toxic cleaning supplies. I am the kind of person who gets a sneezing fit from bathroom cleaners. My poor husband used to have to do the bathrooms and he would have to wear ski goggles (the chemicals burned his eyes!) and a breathing mask. I then couldn’t use the bathroom for the next three days or even leave the door open because just walking past would set me off. Needless to say, our bathroom didn’t get cleaned as much as it should!

One of the first things I made when I got my oils was this bathroom tile cleaner (shared thanks to Frank&Myrrh). I was blown away by how fresh and amazing it was, and how quickly it worked.

Now before you all think I’m a total slob I just want to clarify that when we moved into our house I was 7 months pregnant and chasing around a very active 18 month old. Needless to say I wasn’t exactly in any state to be doing a serious clean. So please don’t judge me too harsly for the photo! But here you can see the middle tile has been cleaned using the oils, and the tiles around it have not. This was a crappy photo I took on my phone and it has not been altered at all.

Does it work? Yes.

Does it smell amazing? Yes.

Was I so excited that it worked that I went out and bought a scrubbing brush and then did the other bathroom that afternoon? YES!

One other thing I want to point out is that our skin is the largest organ in our body. Look how quickly it absorbs things like lotions and oils. When you clean your bathroom with chemicals, then a few hours later get in there butt naked and add hot steamy water…you are taking a CHEMICAL SAUNA. I don’t know about you but that is a scary thought.

Bathroom/tile cleaner

2-3 TBSP bicarb soda

3 drops clove or on-guard

3 drops lemon

Mix them together in a bowl and then add enough vinegar to make a paste.

Apply to your bathroom and leave to sit for a few minutes, then scrub away.

Optional: Do a happy dance in your sparkly clean bathroom!


Make your own Bathroom Cleaner

This is my go-to daily bathroom spray. When I’m in the shower and am waiting a minute for my conditioner I quickly spray some of this and then  give the shower a quick wipe down. It smells divine and does a great job. While the kids are the in bath I spray it on the tub and let them wipe it down, they think it’s pretty fun! Remember to use a glass spray bottle as the oils will corrode plastic, and so for safety reasons please keep the bottle out of reach of children. Glass bottles + tiles = not a good idea around kids. 

Bathroom cleaning spray

Recipe from Doterra

15 drops clove

15 drops lemon

Put in an 8oz glass spray bottle and add water to fill the spray bottle. Shake bottle before you use it.