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: Soothing Salve

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A good salve can be the base to many amazing recipes. Similar to the texture of petroleum jelly, you can customize this salve with essential oils to meet your needs. Add Breathe to help open up airways, Serenity or Lavender to help you sleep better, or Citrus Bliss for an invigorating moisturizer. The options are endless!

What You Need:

1/2 cup grapeseed oil

1/2 cup almond oil

2 tablespoons beeswax

1/2 tablespoon vitamin E oil

5 drops Lavender, Cypress, Melaleuca, Frankincense, and Eucalyptus essential oils

Note: This salve recipe has an aroma that will help open up your airways. This is a must have during winter months!

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Directions:

1. Melt beeswax in double boiler.

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2. Once melted, add grapeseed, almond, and vitamin E oil until melted.

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3. Once combined, set aside for 2-3 minutes.

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4. Add essential oils and stir.

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5. Pour in container and allow to set for 2 hours.

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6. You’re done! To use, apply to skin or on chest to help ease breathing

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Recipe alternatives

  • You can use any type of carrier oil in replace of the almond oil such as fractionated coconut oil, jojoba, or even more grapeseed oil.
  • You could use coco butter or mango butter instead of the beeswax.
  • This salve should work well on sensitive skin. Do a patch test on the skin just to make sure though. You can always omit Melaleuca if you would prefer not to use it as it can sometimes dry sensitive skin.

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“This is an amazing salve recipe that does wonders for irritated skin!”

Submitted by April Sollars, Tooele, UT

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DIY- Whipped Body Butter

Make your own Whipped Body Butter with doTERRA

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Who doesn’t love soft, moisturized, and healthy skin? But better yet- who doesn’t love getting those results without putting chemicals and artificial fragrances and dyes on their skin!?

The butters and oils used in this recipe and the perfect combination that will leave your skin moisturized for days after applying. Customize your whipped body butter with any essential oil of your choice. This also makes a great gift for anyone!

What You Need:

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1/2 cup Shea Butter
1/2 cup Cocoa Butter
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
15 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil*
15 drops Wild Orange Essential  Oil*

Double Boiler

Hand/Stand Mixer

Directions:

1- Measure all butters and oils in glass jar.

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2- Fill a large skillet/saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the glass jar to the center of the saucepan to melt and combine ingredients.

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3- Stir every few minutes until the ingredients are melted and combined. (10-15 minutes)

Tip: Use a popsicle stick to stir for easy cleanup.

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4- Once everything is melted, remove from heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Add desired essential oils.

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5. Once essential oils are added, let it rest in a cool place (such as the refrigerator) until it has set.

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6- Once chilled, take out of refrigerator. With a stand or hand mixer, start on low and slowly turn the speed higher until the lotion becomes light and fluffy (around 3-5 minutes).

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7- You’re done! Store mixture in a glass jar and keep in a cool place.

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Note: The body butter should be stored in a cool place. If you need to re-fluff the body butter you can simply whip it back up to the consistency you like with a hand mixture.

This whipped body butter makes a great gift and can easily be customized by using your choice of essential oils. The options are endless!

* Citrus oils can cause photosensitivity so we don’t recommend using them if you plan on being in direct sunlight after topical application. The personal care products that dōTERRA produces such as the Salon Essentials, lotions, etc. are a little different. The shampoo and cleansers are wash off products so there is no concern there, as well as the products that stay on such as the lip balm and lotion are found in a small, appropriate amounts that will not cause any phototoxic harm. Because we work closely with experts in formulations, we are able to provide a safe formulation. Essential oils at full strength on their own are very potent and is why they carry the photosensitivity warning.

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Homemade doTerra Sunscreen Bars

Make your own sunscreen with doTerra!

homemade sunscreen bars Homemade Sunscreen Bars Adapted from a recipe on http://wellnessmama.com

Avoid all the chemicals and potential carcinogens in store bought sunscreen!

 It’s also easier to apply, since it is in a bar (use it almost like soap) and easier for kids to do themselves.

 I would recommend keeping it in the cooler if you take it to the beach, because it will start to get soft when the temperature hits the high 80s, but it will store well at room temperature.

I’d also encourage experimenting with how much coverage you want based on how much Zinc Oxide you add to the recipe, as this will be a smoother and thinner (and more waterproof) coverage

Sunscreen Bar Ingredients:

1 cup coconut oil

1 cup shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter (or a mix of all three equal to 1 cup)

1 cup beeswax (can add an extra ounce or two if you want a thicker consistency, which leaves less lotion on the skin when used)

2 tablespoons (or more) of Zinc Oxide (available online or in many stores on the diaper aisle, just make sure it is pure zinc oxide- For those concerned about contaminants or nano-particles, this version has larger particles)

5-10 drops of your favorite doTerra Essential Oil  (I recommend Lavender since its soothing to the skin – especially in cases of burns. Do not use Citrus Oils since most can cause skin sensitivities in the sun.) 

How to Make:

Combine all ingredients (except zinc oxide and essential oil) in a double boiler, or a glass bowl over a smaller saucepan with 1 inch of water in it.

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

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Remove from heat and add the zinc oxide powder and  essential oils.

Gently stir by hand until essential oils are incorporated.

Carefully pour into molds or whatever you will be allowing the lotion bars to harden in. I used silicon baking cups, though any mold would work. This recipe exactly filled 12 silicon baking cups when I made it.

Allow the lotion bars to cool completely before attempting to pop out of molds.

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They can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge or freezer for longer term storage. Keep below 80 degrees or they will melt.

Adjust coverage to your needs and be careful not to burn while determining how long you can spend in the sun with these.

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It is also important to protect your skin internally by making sure that your body has the nutrients it needs to avoid burning, even when you don’t use sunscreen.

Our Life Long Vitality Supplements provide everything your body needs to stay energetic and healthy all year.

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Homemade Deodorant Recipe

Make your own deodorant with doTERRA

*Inspirted from http://www.deliciousobsessions.com

Finally! A homemade deodorant recipe that works… . I gave up commercial deodorants a long time ago, since I knew they were filled with all sorts of toxic ingredients….especially ingredients like aluminum which is known to expedite breast cancer!

DIY: Homemade Deodorant Recipe

2 tbsp. beeswax granules

1¼ tbsp. shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, etc. (I used shea)

1¼ tbsp. coconut oil

½ tbsp. bentonite clay

½ tbsp. baking soda

 5-6 drops each doTERRA’s Lemon, Grapefruit, Purify Blend, Lavender, Patchouli & Frankincense essential oils.

DIRECTIONS

1. In a double boiler, or a small saucepan over very low heat, combine the beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter until melted completely and mixed well.

2. Whisk in the baking soda and be…

3. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes and then stir in your essential oils.

4. Take an old (clean) deodorant stick and make sure the plunger thing is twisted all the way down. Carefully pour your warm mixture into the container.

5. Let sit with the cap off until it has cooled completely. Then, use as normal….

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You get the health benefits of having daily frankincense exposure, the detoxing capabilities of Purify, odor producing bacteria killing effects of the lemon, the cellulite reducing effects of grapefruit, and the grounding effect of Patchouli!

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You can mix & match some of the oils based on preference of fragrance – however –  It is important to realize, that although you can play with this mixture, you will need to have a heavy or low tone oil like Patchouli, Sandalwood, Myrrh, or Vetiver if you want the deodorant to be effective all day.  The heavy oils dramatically lengthen the time it is active on your skin.

Also, if the blend feels too strong for your skin, reduce the Purify and Grapefruit then increase the Lavender.

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The bentonite clay helps with moisture and odor control, as does the baking soda. If you are sensitive to baking soda, I believe arrowroot or corn starch would work just fine, though I have not tried that….

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Have fun!  …and next time you are in the store and a stranger can’t help but sample your aroma you will know why.

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Homemade Baby Wipes w/ Essential Oils

Make your own baby wipes with doTERRA essential oils

With all all the harsh and toxic ingredients found in our personal care items, I was happy to find doTERRA has a recipe for making non-toxic baby wipes! Best container to store them in is the tall, cylinder baby wipes container you can buy at the store.

Cut a paper towel roll in half with a serrated knife.  (Hint - name brand paper towels do work much better)

Place half of roll into container and save the other half for later. Pour the following mixture over roll in container:

2 cups of water

2 Tablespoons doterra Fractionated Coconut Oil

10 drops each of doterra Lavender oil and Melaleuca oil

After the mixture has soaked for an hour or more, remove cardboard from middle of roll and start dispensing with middle towel with the cylinder baby wipe container.

(Cost Evaluation :  It costs $2.89 in doTERRA products to make this blend and there are approximately 56 sheets per paper towel roll = $.05 per wipe!)

Plus – no toxins going onto your baby’s body and the oils will actually help improve any diaper rash or irritation so it would save on purchasing separate creams!

Enjoy!

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Get Clear Skin with doTERRA

Clear Skin with doTERRA

Clear Skin Topical Blend

Clear Skin Essential Oil Topical Blend is a blend of CPTG essential oils; rosewood, eucalyptus globulus, geranium, lemongrass, melaleuca, combined with black cumin seed oil. This non-drying blend dispenses easily from a 10ml roll on for easy application to troubled skin spots. It’s the perfect companion product to Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash

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Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash

Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash leaves skin clean, fresh and radiant. This non-drying cleanse dispenses into airy foam that is gentle on the skin and yet packed with powerful ingredients, including CPTG essential oils and black cumin seed oil, to help keep skin in check.

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Product Description

Designed to thoroughly cleanse the skin of impurities without stripping natural moisture, dōTERRA’s Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash is scientifically formulated to create a harmonious balance for beautifully clear skin. This gentle cleanser gives skin a spa-like treatment with light foaming action and a fresh scent. Powerful yet gentle combinations of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils, blended with other key ingredients, are a
perfect solution for problem skin of all ages.

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Concept


Hidden impurities along with excess sebum clog pores and can lead to many different skin problems. As dirt, impurities and oil remain unresolved on the skin, unsightly blemishes may form along with other possible conditions such as an unbalanced complexion and skin irritation. If not properly cleansed, the problems spread and worsen as time goes by.

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Some products on the market meant to improve the condition of troubled skin end up stripping the skin of its natural oils causing an adverse effect. Many of these products contain harsh and artificial chemicals, fragrances and colorants that irritate skin even more. dōTERRA’s Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash gently reaches into the pores sweeping away dead skin cells and pore clogging residue. The unique combination of natural ingredients is very effective, yet gentle enough for daily use. The foamy cleanser distributes evenly for a
purifying result skin looks and feels clean and smooth.

Primary Benefits

  • • Helps prevent and clear blemishes, as well as evening out skin tone
  • • Provides a great foaming action that easily distributes to clean and banish impurities
  • • Has a natural clean scent for an enjoyable experience
  • • Prepares skin for Clear Skin Topical Blend
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What Makes This Product Unique?


• Formulated with CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils for targeted, essential oil applications
• Specialized skin soothers help to calm irritated skin
• Leaves the skin clean and free of impurities and oily residue without over-drying
• Formulated with dōTERRA’s “NONE OF THE BAD” ingredient philosophy, meaning it does not contain artificial colors, diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde donors, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), toluene, or triethanolamine (TEA). Product not tested on animals

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Key Ingredients


• A combination of CPTG® essential oils geranium, melaleuca, lemongrass and eucalyptus globulos contribute to an unfriendly environment for bacteria and microbes.
• White Willow Bark Extract is beneficial in cell renewal
• Glycyrrhiza inflata root extract, rosewood and candida bombicola help to manage sebum levels
• Soothing properties of black cumin seed oil, CPTG rosewood and lemongrass, combine to help reduce irritation and redness relating to blemish prone skin
• Vitamin A Blend improves overall skin health as it nourishes


Who Should Use this Product?


Anyone wanting to cleanse skin while improving skin clarity, tone and texture.

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Directions for Use
Apply to damp face, morning and evening for gentle cleansing. Rinse with water

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dōTERRA Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash
1.7fl oz/50ml

Consultant price: $15.75
Preferred member price: $16.80
Suggested retail price: $21.00

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dōTERRA Clear Skin Set
1.7 fl oz/50 ml Foaming Face Wash
10 ml roll on Topical Blend

Consultant price: $30.00
Preferred member price: $32.00
Suggested retail price: $40.00

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doTERRA Essential Skin Care: Hydrating Cream

New doTERRA Essential Skin Care product:

Hydrating Cream

with CPTG essential oils
lavender, jasmine, geranium, frankincense

The intensive moisture your skin has been waiting for, dōTERRA’s Hydrating Cream is packed with emollient-rich ingredients and effective anti-aging combatants for smooth and luxuriously hydrated skin. Its creamy formula provides an immediate burst of active moisture without leaving an oily residue.

Carefully chosen ingredients are designed to assist regeneration of mature skin, as well as helping to reduce the visible signs of aging due to both natural and environmental causes.

dōTERRA Hydrating Cream aids in strengthening the dermis and restoring balance to the skin for a more youthful and glowing appearance. Perfect for use day and/or night.

Concept

As we age, our skin’s ability to regenerate and produce essential components for a healthy and youthful complexion are greatly diminished. Mature skin becomes thin and the amount of connective tissue becomes more obsolete over time. Ducts that provide essential moisture to the skin can also become inactive, which causes the skin to become dry and appear weathered. Additionally, dry climates and other environmental factors can contribute to the aging process and the appearance of dry, dull skin.

dōTERRA’s Hydrating Cream assists your skin’s ability to overcome the effects of aging by delivering quality hydrating agents to the dermis. It helps restore the skin’s natural moisture-binding and retaining capacity for proper water levels of skin cells while providing a highly effective and longlasting hydrating effect. Over time and with daily use, this creamy formula helps replenish skins own vital properties, so it is softer, smoother and more naturally beautiful.

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Primary Benefits

  • Assists natural components of the skin in their regeneration process
  • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps restore moisture content in the skin leaving skin feeling supple and smooth
  •  Penetrates the skin evenly and effectively to allow for long-lasting moisture balance for protection against the environment and other external factors

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What makes this product unique?

  • Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils that support healthy skin
  • Perfectly blended natural extracts and emollient ingredients for incredible moisturization
  • Formulated with dōTERRA’s “NONE OF THE BAD” ingredient philosophy, meaning it does not contain artificial colors, diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde donors, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), toluene, or triethanolamine (TEA). Product not tested on animals.
Key Ingredients
  • Milk Peptide Complex™ or MPC is made up of activated natural signaling molecules that help promote regeneration of connective tissue, enhancing skin’s overall structure and appearance.
  • MPC is a derivative of milk, which has been used since ancient times to soothe skin and improve moisture binding capacity. It also helps to plump and smooth the skin.
  • Cocoa seed butter is a nutrient-rich emollient that helps rehydrate dry and mature skin. It is also a protective conditioning agent which supports the skin barrier
  •  Lavender has many benefits for the skin – calming and cellular biogenesis properties help the skin to repair and regenerate and assists in balancing pH levels
  • Jasmine and Geranium have traditionally been used for their skin benefits
  • Frankincense has cytophylactic properties which help in cellular repair and renewal
  • Phellodendron bark helps reduce irritation in the skin
  • Erythritol enhances the overall water holding capacity of the cell, which allows for the skin to retain hydration
  • Algae and Artemisia vulgaris extracts are soothing and reduce redness in skin
  • Vitamin Blend (tocopherol vitamin E, stabilized vitamin A) supports overall skin health
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dōTERRA Essential Skin Care Hydrating Cream
1.7 oz / 50 ml

Consultant price: $34.50
Preferred Member price: $36.80
Suggested retail price: $46.00

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DoTerra’s Invigorating & Calming All Natural Bath Bars

Citrus Bliss Invigorating Bath Bar

Citrus Bliss Invigorating Bath Bar

Product Description
dōTERRA Spa Citrus Bliss Invigoration Bath Bar is a moisturizing bar combining dōTERRA’s Citrus Bliss blend of therapeutic grade essential oils, exfoliating milled oats, and natural emollients from coconut, sunflower, and safflower oils and shea butter. It is free from harsh, artificial fragrances and colors and other ingredients that can be irritating to the skin. The Citrus Bliss blend of essential oils provides an invigorating cleansing experience and makes bathing a blissful and uplifting highlight of your day.

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**Better than a cup of coffee in the morning!**

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What makes this product unique?

  • Formulated with dōTERRA’s Citrus Bliss blend of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Clementine CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils
  • Contains milled oatmeal to gently exofoliate and stimulate the skin
  • Contains conditioning emollients of shea butter, sunflower, safflower and coconut oils
  • Complies with dōTERRA’s “NONE OF THE BAD” ingredient philosophy—does not contain artificial colors, diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde donors, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), toluene, or triethanolamine (TEA). Product not tested on animals

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Serenity Calming Bath Bar

Serenity Calming Bath Bar

Product Description
dōTERRA Spa Serenity Calming Bath Bar is a moisturizing bar combining dōTERRA’s Serenity blend of therapeutic grade essential oils and natural emollients from coconut, sunflower, and safflower oils and shea butter. Serenity Calming Bath Bar is free from harsh, artificial fragrances and colors and other ingredients that can be irritating to the skin. The Serenity blend of essential oils provides a serene, calming cleansing experience. Pamper yourself at the end of a stressful day with Serenity Calming Bath Bar.

What makes this product unique?

  • Formulated with dōTERRA’s Serenity blend of Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, and Sandalwood CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils
  • Contains conditioning emollients of shea butter, sunflower, safflower and coconut oils
  • Complies with dōTERRA’s “NONE OF THE BAD” ingredient philosophy—does not contain artificial colors, diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde donors, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), toluene, or triethanolamine (TEA). Product not tested on animals

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