DIY: How to Make Fun Soap For Kids

Do your kids ever need a little motivation to wash their hands or body? Why not make it fun for them by creating soap in different shapes, colors, and aromas they enjoy.

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What You Need:

Melt and pour soap base (purchase online)

Soap coloring (purchase online)

Silicone mold (purchase online)

Your favorite doTERRA essential oil (purchase here)

(Great Idea to use Lavender or Serenity for calming bedtime baths)

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Directions:

1. Cut the soap base into small chunks and place into heat-proof glass container.

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2. Place  in a saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water until melted (around 5-10 minutes). To melt it more quickly, place it in the microwave for 15 second intervals.

Note: Use a popsicle stick for easy cleanup.

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3. Once melted, divide the soap base into  glass containers equal 3. Once melted, divide the soap base into  glass containers equal to the amount of colors you want to use.

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4. Add color and essential oils and stir well.

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5. Pour into silicone mold and let rest for 2-3 hours or until hard.

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6. Once hard, remove from silicone mold and enjoy! Just store in a plastic bag until ready to use.

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Published in: on March 15, 2015 at 8:29 PM  Comments (1)  
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DIY: Honey Suckers

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Celebrate by giving a sweet treat to the sweet people in your life! These honey suckers have a delicious rich flavor and can be paired with any of your favorite edible doTERRA essential oils.

You have to try these delicious Honey Lemon Suckers! They are really easy to make and will make a great Valentine's gift.

What You Need:

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup honey

2 tablespoons water

5 drops Lemon essential oil (or any of your favorite doTERRA oils you can ingest)

Hard candy sucker molds or silicone sheet

Sucker sticks

Candy thermometer

You have to try these delicious Honey Lemon Suckers! They are really easy to make and will make a great Valentine's gift.

NOTE: We originally planned on making these suckers with all honey and no white sugar. Unfortunately, none of our attempts at using that recipe were successful. However, you can still try making your own suckers with all honey or maple syrup at home by just boiling them to 295 degrees Fahrenheit or until they reach the hard crack stage.

Directions:

1. Place the sugar, honey, and water into a medium/large pan.

2. On medium heat, stir ingredients together with a wooden spoon until sugar has dissolved.

You have to try these delicious Honey Lemon Suckers! They are really easy to make and will make a great Valentine's gift.

3. Once the sugar is dissolved, place the candy thermometer in your pan and allow it to come to a boil. Let it boil until it reaches 295 degrees Fahrenheit, or the hard crack stage.

You have to try these delicious Honey Lemon Suckers! They are really easy to make and will make a great Valentine's gift.

4. While the candy is boiling, prepare your candy molds by spraying with non-stick spray and adding the sucker sticks. Add sprinkles to the mold if desired.

You have to try these delicious Honey Lemon Suckers! They are really easy to make and will make a great Valentine's gift.

5. Immediately after the candy reaches the hard crack stage, pour into a heat-resistant measuring cup. Add essential oil and stir. Note: The mixture is VERY HOT. Be careful not to burn yourself. 

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6. Carefully pour the mixture into your candy molds. If you do not have a candy mold, you can pour your suckers onto a silicone mat and adding the sticks.

You have to try these delicious Honey Lemon Suckers! They are really easy to make and will make a great Valentine's gift.

7. Twist the sucker sticks to make sure they are fully coated on the back.

8. Let suckers rest for at least 30 minutes before removing from mold. Store in plastic wrap or in decorative bags.

You have to try these delicious Honey Lemon Suckers! They are really easy to make and will make a great Valentine's gift.

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Published in: on February 9, 2015 at 10:14 AM  Leave a Comment  
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DIY Pain Relief Lotion Bars

Pain Relief Lotion Bars

DIY Natural Pain Relief Lotion Bars Pain Relief Lotion Bars

modified recipe from http://wellnessmama.com/

These are lotion bars – not soap – and are not intended for bathing use! Use these bars in the same way as a moisturizing / massage lotion – only they are solid. However, a little will melt to the touch, so the idea is that you apply them to the area you want to moisturize or treat.

These natural pain relief lotion bars smell excellent and work wonders on sore or tired muscles

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup  coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter
  • 1/3 cup  beeswax (can add an extra ounce or two if you want a thicker consistency, which leaves less lotion on the skin when used)
  • 1 tablespoon of Menthol Crystals
  • 10 drops AromaTouch Massage Oil Blend  * (Blend of basil, grapefruit, cypress, marjoram, peppermint, and lavender)

How to Make:

Combine all ingredients in a quart size glass mason jar and carefully place this jar in a small saucepan of water on the stove.

Turn the burner on and bring water to a low simmer. Stir ingredients constantly until they are melted and smooth.

Remove from heat and stir in the menthol crystals and stir until dissolved.

Add AromaTouch Massage Oil Blend and stir until mixed.

Carefully pour into molds or whatever you will be allowing the lotion bars to harden in. I used these silicon loaf molds, though any mold would work.

Allow the lotion bars to cool completely before attempting to pop out of molds. These could be made in different shaped molds or made in a square baking pan and then cut into actual bars.

Note also that it’s essential to use the “double pan” technique when warming beeswax. Don’t be tempted to skip it. The outer pan contains water (which should be simmered but not boiled), the inner contains the beeswax and other ingredients. The reason for this is because it is very easy to overheat beeswax and make it start to burn – and the water controls the temperature that the beeswax is subjected to

How to Use:

Store in a cool or dry place for up to six months (I’ve even had some last as long as a year).

To apply to skin: hold bar in hand and carefully rub on dry skin. The heat of the skin will transfer some of the lotion bar to the skin. I store my lotion bars on a small plate on my dresser and bathroom counter. Add more or less menthol for a more or less potent bar.

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DIY: Solid Perfume Sticks

Make Your Own Solid Perfume Stick

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modified recipe from adelightfulhome.com 

These solid perfume sticks are so easy to make, they are all natural, can be customized with any scent you want, and can be applied throughout the day to keep you smelling beautiful 24/7!

You can also make them in big batches so that you have gifts for many of the women in your family.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
1 tablespooon apricot kernal oil
1/4 cup beeswax pastilles
10 – 15 drops doTerra essential oil (like Lavender, Wild Orange or Whisper Feminine Blend)

Instructions

1. Add beeswax and oils to a heavy duty glass measuring jar (make sure it’s heat proof. Use a canning jar if you are not sure).

2. Place jar in a pot and pour water into the pot so it comes up the sides of the jar (past the ingredients inside the jar).

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3. Warm the water and ingredients over medium heat.

(You could also melt everything in a double boiler instead).

3. Remove from heat, stir in the essential oils and pour into  lip balm tubes.

4. Allow to harden before covering with a lid.

Pretty easy, right?

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DIY: Dish Soap

DIY: Dish Soap

Submitted by Heather Nelson, Utah

This recipe was originally featured in doTERRA’s Winter 2014 Living Magazine.

Everyone uses liquid dish soap so why not make your own? This super simple recipe is great for removing grease, adding shine, and waking up your senses.

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What You Need:

2 cups unscented castile soap

20 drops Lime essential oil

8 drops Lemon essential oil

6 drops Citrus Bliss essential oil

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Directions:

1. Fill a large, clean bottle with castle soap; dilute according to instructions if using a concentrate.

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2. Add essential oils. Shake bottle before each use.

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3.  You’re done! Just add 1-2 tablespoons to dish water for use.

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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls using doTERRA Essential Oils

You will need:

• 2/3 cup raw almonds (soaked overnight)
• 2/3 cup raw walnuts (soaked overnight)
• 2/3 cup raw oat flakes (or Rolled Oats)
• 1 drop of dōTERRA Cinnamon Essential Oil
• 1/8 tsp sea salt
• 1/4 cup preferred sweetener (raw agave nectar, honey, maple syrup, or rice malt syrup)
• 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
• 3 tbsp cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips

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How:

1. In a food processor, process the almonds, walnuts, oats, cinnamon essential oil and salt to a fine meal.
2. Add your sweetener of choice and vanilla and process to combine.
3. Next, add the cocoa nibs (or chocolate chips) and pulse just to combine.
4. Roll the cookie dough into balls about 1 tbsp each (wet your hands if the dough is too sticky) and place them on a cookie pan lined with baking paper. Place the pan in the freezer for about an hour to firm up. Store balls in a tightly covered container in the freezer.

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Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers Made with doTERRA

 Black Bean Burgers Made with Essential Oils

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A healthy grilled meal could be exactly what you need to feel renewed. These delicious and easy black bean burgers with essential oils are sure to be loved by everyone in your family.

Ingredients:

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2 garlic cloves

2 cans or 3 cups cooked black beans (drained and divided)

1/4 cup red bell pepper

1/2 cup yellow onion

2 drops dōTERRA Cilantro essential oil

2 drops dōTERRA Basil essential oil

1 egg

1 cup bread crumbs

Salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Rinse and drain the beans.

2. Put 1/2 of rinsed beans (1.5 cups), yellow onion, garlic, red bell pepper, Cilantro and Basil essential oil, egg, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper into a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.

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3. Combine with the remaining black beans and stir. If the mixture is too sticky, add more bread crumbs until it holds together.

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4. Divide into 4 patties.

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5. Heat skillet/grill on medium heat. Add olive oil.

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6. Heat 6 minutes on each side. Be careful when you flip the burgers as they are very delicate.

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7. While the burgers are cooking, cut up tomatoes, romaine lettuce, or other desired toppings.

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8. Once the burger is cooked, put the burger on the bottom bun, top with lettuce, tomatoes, and desired condiments.

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9. Enjoy!

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DIY: Aromatherapy Play Dough

DIY: Aromatherapy Play Dough using DoTERRA Essential Oils

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The cold weather usually means more time indoors. Entertain your kids this season by turning play time into learning time by making aromatherapy play dough!

This activity is a great way for children to learn about aromatherapy and essential oils. Use a variety of oils and colors to help kids learn new scents.

Some fun essential oils could include: Wild Orange, Peppermint, Lemon, Rosemary, or Lavender to help turn play time into nap time.

What You Need:

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2 cups flour

2 cups colored water

1 cup salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

5 drops essential oils

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Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients, except for essential oils, in a large saucepan  and stir until combined.

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2. Once combined, put over medium heat. Using a spatula, continue to stir ingredients together until it forms a ball.

Note: Don’t overcook as it will lead to dry play dough.

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3. Remove from heat and cool on parchment paper.

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4. Once cool, add 5 drops of your favorite essential oil and knead until thoroughly combined.

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5. You’re done! Just store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for months of fun.

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Non-Alcoholic MINT MOJITO w/ doTERRA Lime

Create your own refreshing Mint Mojito that even the kids can enjoy

INGREDIENTS

Club Soda

doTERRA Lime essential oil

Liquid stevia

1 small batch of mint leaves

DIRECTIONS

Fill a regular glass with club soda. Add 4-7 drops of doTERRA’s Lime essential oil, 10-17 drops Liquid stevia, and 8-10 mint leaves.

Stir & enjoy!

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Homemade Wild Orange Creamsicles

Homemade Wild Orange Creamsicles using doTERRA Essential Oils

Get ready for summer with a homemade, healthy, refreshing treat!

Ingredients:

1 Popsicle tray & sticks

1 cup orange juice (no pulp)

1 cup coconut milk

3 tsp honey

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

5 drops doTERRA’s Wild Orange essential Oil

DIRECTIONS:

Mix ingredients well and evenly distribute into Popsicle tray. Add sticks.

Freeze & Enjoy!

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