This DIY make n’ take class is all about bath bombs and includes an easy for everyone recipe so that anyone can pull them off!
Bath bombs are a simple way to promote a luxurious, relaxing, spa-like atmosphere for your bath. They are quick and easy to make, and can be enjoyed by the entire family. They also make great gifts for weddings, baby showers, birthdays, or as a way to let someone know you are thinking about them.
2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid
10–20 drops essential oil of choice
100 percent pure witch hazel in spray bottle
Mold (Plastic, silicone, or metal)
Optional: Natural coloring (We used Mica Powder, which can be foundhere.)
Tuesday Tip-off! Not only does Arborvitae protect against environmental and seasonal threat, but it also naturally repels insects!!!
Why Eating Five Meals a Day Might Be Right for You
If you’ve tried to lose weight in the past, chances are you’ve heard the advice to eat smaller meals, more frequently. The idea behind it is that you end up eating fewer calories but what you do eat is spread out over time so that you don’t feel as hungry throughout the day. In reality, sometimes just the opposite is true when you eat more frequently. Eating five to six meals a day can make it easier overeat, because you eat more frequently and have too many calories in each meal.
However, this is not to say that the whole idea should be thrown out the window. The benefits of eating every two to three hours are simple: it can give you more energy, and help reduce cravings for unhealthy foods. It also provides your body with the nutrients you need and can prevent overeating, when done correctly. And, eating smaller meals can help you lose weight if you choose healthier foods and practice portion control.
This is one of my favorite recipes. BONUS: It works great, and It makes your makeup brushes smell amazing!! Are your makeup brushes in need of some deep cleaning? This makeup brush cleanser is super easy and only takes three simple ingredients.
Tuesday Tip-off! Melaleuca is renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on your skin. It Promotes a healthy immune function and protects against environmental/seasonal threats.
The doTERRA diffusers are an ideal asset to keep in your home or office. Depending on what essential oils you diffuse, they purify the air you breathe and freshen the space with oils infused to meet your needs, which can range from calming and promoting sleep, to waking and grounding the mind by reducing feelings of stress and anxious feelings. A grounded mind can have a profound impact on your level of creativity and innovation.
Regardless of the type of diffuser you have, learning how to clean your diffuser is important to ensure its longevity. If left for too long, essential oils or any leftover water can corrode and ruin your unit, and can also negatively affect your aromatic experience when there’s an array of essential oil residue in the diffuser—imagine trying to diffuse Basil after diffusing Spikenard first!
Pigment (such as organic beet root powder or mineral makeup)
Note: This is enough to fill two standard lip gloss tubes. You can find empty lip gloss tubes online and at local beauty stores.
Place all ingredients, except for essential oil, into a glass jar
Place jar in a saucepan with one to one and a half inches of boiling water
Once melted, remove and let cool for two minutes
Add essential oil
For color, add pigment and stir until combined
Note: Start with a little and add more until you get desired color
6. Using a dropper, transfer into the lip gloss containers. If it starts to get too thick, place . glass jar back in warm water to melt
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Tuesday Tip-off! Known for its uplifting and mood-lightening attributes, Clary Sage essential oil is also widely used by women to soothe monthly discomfort associated with their menstrual cycles. Diffuse Clary Sage to help promote feelings of relaxation, allowing for a restful night’s sleep.
Essential oils can benefit your everyday life in every room of your home, and the nursery is a great place to keep certain products on hand. Whether you’re just starting a family, or creating a special room for a new child, here are a few examples of how you can use doTERRA CPTG® oils in your nursery.
Lavender—One of the many benefits of Lavender is its calming properties. Lavender oil has been used for centuries to soothe skin, ease feelings of tension, and promote a relaxing atmosphere. Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and mist sheets to promote feelings of restful sleep.* You might also try diluting a drop of Lavender with coconut oil for a soothing bedtime massage.
doTERRA Touch™ Kit—doTERRA’s Touch oils come in convenient 10 mL roll-on bottles and are diluted with fractionated coconut oil—ideal for sensitive skin. Keep a bottle of Lavender, Frankincense, Melaleuca, doTERRA Breathe®, and DigestZen® Touch in a drawer for easy access to meet your family’s needs.
EO Diaper Cream—This simple 3 ingredient Diaper Cream uses Lavender and Melaleuca oils to soothe skin from irritation. Melaleuca, or Tea Tree oil, is another product known for its skin-benefiting properties, making it a great addition to this DIY. Apply cream as needed for cooling relief.
doTERRA Balance® and Roman Chamomile—Both of these oils provide calming, grounding effects. Diffuse these oils during the day or at night to ease feelings of tension or nervousness, and to add a pleasant aroma.
doTERRA Daily Nutrient Pack®—The little ones aren’t the only ones spending hours at a time in the nursery every day. Mom and dad need the benefits of essential oils too in order to keep up with all the excitement. Store a bottle of xEO Mega® and Microplex VMz® nearby to support your body’s natural functions and help provide the energy you need throughout the day.*
There are few things worse than tangled hair—it can often lead to a tender scalp and lots of unnecessary hair stuck in your brush. Detangling Spray is a great way to get your hair tangle-free. Marshmallow root and apple cider vinegar are natural detanglers and essential oils add additional benefits to help keep your hair healthy and beautiful.
Let cool slightly and strain through cheesecloth or wire strainer.
While warm, pour into bottle and add conditioner, apple cider vinegar, and essential oils.
Shake until combined.
To use, spray generous amount on wet hair and comb through.
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Tuesday Tip-off! Manuka essential oil has a rich, spicy, herbaceous fragrance that can relieve feelings of stress and promote relaxation.
Finding Contentment and Stability with doTERRA Peace and doTERRA Balance
Learning how to use essential oils to help adjust and manage common emotions can be a powerful tool. Whatever emotions your unique set of circumstances may bring to your life today, most everyone has a strong drive and desire to feel peaceful and centered. The doTERRA Peace® Reassuring Blend and the doTERRA Balance® Grounding Blend are both beautiful blends that uplift and evoke feelings of balance and contentment to help with the daily challenges you face.
If you are a worrier or often leave tense situations feeling overwhelmed, you may sometimes feel powerless to help yourself or change the situation. But, with doTERRA Peace in your oil collection, you already have one possible answer. Simply smelling the aroma of doTERRA Peace can help bring you back to the mindset that you can face whatever comes your way. Here are some of our favorite uses:
Put a few drops of doTERRA Peace in a diffuser necklace, lava bead, or even on a cotton ball in your cup holder in your car. This way, the power to counteract any negativity is just at your fingertips, whether you have the bottle with you or not.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, diffusing doTERRA Peace is also a great way to change your environment from one of worry to rest.
When you wake up with a potentially stressful day ahead, apply a few drops of doTERRA Peace on your feet, wrists, and heart to feel calm and peaceful from the start.
Included as one of the oils used in the AromaTouch® Technique, doTERRA Balance is a great blend to keep on hand. Created with the purpose of grounding emotions, doTERRA Balance is formulated with emotionally beneficial essential oils that work together to create a sense of calmness and well-being. Some of these essential oils include: Spruce, Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Frankincense. When applied to the skin or diffused, doTERRA Balance can ease anxious feelings and create a soothing and calming environment—encouraging relaxation. Some of our favorite uses of doTERRA Balance include:
When faced with occasional feelings of anxiousness, apply doTERRA Balance on your wrists and neck to calm and soothe.
Before going to bed, apply doTERRA Balance to the bottom of both your feet. This calming and soothing blend will encourage a restful night’s sleep.
For a relaxing and restorative bath, add a few drops of doTERRA Balance along with some Epsom salts to the warm water.