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/

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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.

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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

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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)

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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.

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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

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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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Yummy On Guard Scookies

Combine the deliciousness of scones, sugar cookies & On Guard

Makes 3 dozen

Ingredients

1 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup, softened butter

3 tablespoons applesauce

2 tablespoons milk (almond milk works great)

5-6 drops of doTERRA’s On Guard essential oil blend

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

2 cups whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons white sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

In large bowl, combine first 10 ingredients and blend well. Slowly stir in whole wheat flour.

Shape into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.

Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over each cookie.

Bake in pre-heated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.

(Tastes great with icing glaze as well)

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DIY: Aromatherapy Jewelry for Your dōTERRA Essential Oils

Make your own Aromatherapy Jewelry 

Aromatherapy jewelry is a great way to experience the power of aromatherapy throughout your day. What’s even better is that you can easily make your own aromatherapy jewelry right at home. There is no need to be a crafty person—this DIY project is fun and easy for everyone to do. So go grab some friends (and of course your essential oils) and get together to have a fun girls’ night making homemade jewelry.

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But first, what is aromatherapy jewelry? The jewelry itself is made out of natural clay that can absorb essential oils (such as terra-cotta). You can also find aromatherapy jewelry that is made out of glass or wood (view examples here and here). You can make any type of jewelry you desire: earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, beads,  etc. Once the clay is sculpted and dried, you can add the essential oil or blend of your choice to the jewelry. The oil absorbs into the clay and allows you to smell and experience the power of essential oil aromatherapy throughout your day. It’s like your own personal diffuser that goes wherever you do!

Here is a tutorial on how to make necklace pendants, but you can use this same technique to make car air fresheners, Christmas ornaments, key chains, and more. They make wonderful presents as well.

Editor’s tip: Store your scented jewelry when it is not being worn in your linen closet or dresser drawers to keep fabrics smelling great.

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Materials:

  • Terra-cotta clay (you can find terra-cotta clay that you can bake in your oven or air dry at most large craft stores)
  • Sand paper
  • Stamps (small—no more than 1 inch in diameter)
  • Shish kabob stick (or toothpick)
  • String
  • 1-1.25 round cut-out object (can use caps left over from hair products, bottle caps, cookie cutter,etc.)
  • Rolling pin (or pen/pencil will work)
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum foil
  • Wax paper

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Directions:

1. Grab a handful of terra-cotta clay and rub in palms of hands until it’s soft and pliable.

2. Place a piece of wax paper on the table.

3. Use the rolling pin to roll out the clay until it’s 1/8 inch thick.

4. Take your round object for cutting out circles and press firmly into the clay to make the pendant.

5. Remove the excess clay from the cut out pendants. Take each pendant and stamp the design into clay.

6. Once you have stamped the pendants, take your shish kabob stick (or toothpick) and make a hole in the pendant. Make sure the hole is big enough to fit two strands of string into.

7. With the left over clay, make a few small round beads and put a medium to large size hole in the center of it.

8. Once all the pendants have holes, place them on a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil and bake or air dry according to the specifications provided with your clay.

9. If baking in the oven, be careful to not overbake. They may seem bendable as soon as you take them out of the oven, but they will harden once they cool completely.

10. Once cool, use sandpaper to lightly smooth away any rough edges. It will temporarily change the color of the clay, but it will return to normal once essential oils are applied.

11. Take your string and cut it to your desired length. You might want to add 4-5 extra inches just to be safe. You can always cut the string shorter later on.

12. Take your pendant and put both ends of your string through the hole. Pull the ends through and put them through the loop. Pull tight. This will help your pendant lay flat on your chest.

13. If you want a shorter necklace that can easily be taken on and off, follow steps 14-15. If not, just tie the two strings together.

14. On one end of the necklace tie a knot a couple inches down. Place a bead on next and then tie a knot on top of the bead so the bead is securely in place. On the other end of necklace, tie a loop that is large enough for the bead to fit through. Cut off any extra string. To take your necklace on and off, simply put the bead in the hole that will act as a clasp.

15. Your necklace pendant is done! Now let’s add the aromatherapy element to it.

16. Put 1 drop of your preferred essential oil onto the pendant. Rub the oil around.

That’s it! Your necklace is ready to wear so you can enjoy mood-enhancing essential oils throughout the day! If the scent begins to fade, you can add another drop to the pendant. Remember that a little essential oil goes a long way. 1 drop is plenty.

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