Scented body wash is a fun way to wake up your senses in the morning or calm them down at night. Scented body wash can provide valuable nourishment to your skin if it contains the right ingredients. Try making this easy DIY Body Wash with essential oils.
Ingredients 8 ounce glass pump bottle
½ cup unscented Castile soap
4 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
3 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
10 drops of your favorite essential oil
Note: Vegetable glycerin will help the body wash be thicker, creamier, and lather better.
Combine ingredients into glass pump bottle.
Add desired essential oil(s).
Tip: For an uplifting body wash try these essential oils: Citrus Bliss®, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Lime, or Eucalyptus. For a relaxing body wash try these: Lavender, doTERRA Serenity®, Bergamot, Geranium, or Roman Chamomile.
Shake to combine.
Note: Make sure to shake before each use, as the ingredients will separate.
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Tip off!! Apply to the skin while showering and inhale deeply to experience its calming aroma while enjoying its purifying skin benefits. You can also change regular tea to Earl Grey with the addition of Bergamot or apply to the feet before bedtime a calming and relaxing massage.
CALMING ANXIOUS FEELINGS TIPS:
• Take one to two drops of Lavender in a glass of water to help reduce anxious feelings.*
• Apply doTERRA Cheer® to your wrists and neck to promote feelings of optimism.
• Put a drop of doTERRA Balance on your pillow at night to promote relaxation and help soothe worried thoughts.
Hair perfume is a great way to leave those you pass by with the sweet and enticing aroma of essential oils. Lightly spray it on your hair to keep it smelling sweet and fresh. Feel free to switch up the essential oils used in this recipe to create your perfect aroma.
Note: You can purchase rose water at most health food stores in the soap and hygiene aisle.
In fine-mist glass spray bottle, add rose water, vanilla extract, and essential oils. Add more or less essential oils depending on your preference.
Shake and spray on hair as desired.
*Please note that citrus essential oils are photosensitive and can lighten your hair if exposed to UV rays.
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Tip off!! Wintergreen has a warming effect when applied to skin and is excellent to use as a soothing massage. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly and dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
It is important to keep your respiratory system healthy. Exercising regularly, eating well, and getting enough sleep every day are key to helping your respiratory system function properly. Essential oils can also support feelings of clear airways and easy breathing.* If you’re looking for a good way to support your respiratory system, try taking oils like Peppermint, doTERRA On Guard®, Lemon, or Cardamom.* You can also apply doTERRA Breathe® or Eucalyptus (diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil) topically for a cooling, soothing sensation.
If a change in season can throw off your normal groove, try taking TriEase® Softgels Seasonal Blend daily to support your respiratory system through the change.
Cleaning wipes are great to have on hand when you are cleaning surfaces. They are easy to use and great to throw away when you are done. Simply keep them stored in an airtight container and use at your convenience.
Cut paper towel in half widthwise with serrated or electric knife. Use half roll now and half later.
Combine water, Fractionated Coconut Oil, essential oils, and On Guard Foaming Hand Wash in a small bowl.
Pour mixture over paper towels and cover with airtight lid. Let mixture absorb for 10 minutes.
Turn container over and let sit for another 10 minutes.
Remove and discard cardboard tube. Pull wipes from center of the roll when ready to use.
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Tip off Tuesday!! Apply Passion Inspiring Blend to pulse points and heart throughout the day to feel inspired and passionate. Diffuse at work to spark creativity, clarity, and wonder.
During the course of life, many factors can have a negative effect on the health and virility of the reproductive system. Hormone imbalances are common in men and women of all ages, and can be attributed to toxin exposure, stress, lifestyle, and other factors. Common symptoms associated with hormone imbalance include: irritability, fatigue, digestive problems, excessive sweating, food cravings, decreased muscle mass, weight gain, and low libido.
Essential oils can help manage issues related to hormonal imbalance, encourage healthy emotions, and ease away the stress of the day. Lavender, Clary Sage, Geranium, and Fennel have all been used for women’s support in this area. doTERRA Phytoestrogen Essential Complex is a dietary supplement that helps support healthy hormone levels in women throughout all stages of a woman’s life.* There are many other lifestyle factors that can also contribute to a healthy reproductive system, including getting adequate sleep, eating a healthy diet, avoiding exposure to pollution and toxins, and daily supplementation with Microplex VMz.* Microplex VMz contains niacin and vitamin B5, both of which help both men and women make various sex- and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands and other parts of the body.* It also contains manganese, which helps the body form sex hormones.* Vitamin A, selenium, and zinc are included and are important in the reproductive process.* xEO Mega has EPA and DHA, which are important for supporting normal hormone levels.*
Many oils may help ease monthly feminine discomfort associated with the menstrual cycle. doTERRA ClaryCalm Monthly Blend for Women, a specially formulated blend of 12 essential oils, can be applied topically for a soothing effect on the abdomen. Other oils such as Lavender, Clary Sage, and Rose are also helpful.
One way to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy is to exfoliate regularly. Unfortunately, many body scrubs contain unnecessary ingredients and artificial fragrances. This natural 4-ingredient scrub will help eliminate dead skin cell buildup, and simultaneously boost your mood with the help of Wild Orange oil.
High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange oil is also known for its purifying properties and invigorating aroma. Use this scrub in the shower, bath, or as an everyday hand cleanser and enjoy the benefits of smooth vibrant skin.
1 handful slivered almonds
1 orange peel
1 cup of doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
3–5 drops Wild Orange essential oil
Add almonds, orange peel, Fractionated Coconut Oil, and Wild Orange oil into a food processor and mix until ingredients are well combined. Store in an air-tight glass container and use 1–2 tablespoons as needed.
Note: Avoid contact with UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying citrus oils to the skin
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Tip off Tuesday!! Consisting of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood, Console essential oil has a sweet, musky scent which radiates though the room when added to a diffuser. It can also be added to a shirt collar or scarf and smelt through the day.
There are many parts of the nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. This part of the nervous system receives information from your senses, stores memories, and generates thoughts and emotions. When you have a prevalence of peaceful, happy thoughts, you have a greater sense of possibility and happiness. There are many essential oils that can be uplifting and encouraging, such as mint and citrus oils, and that help you stay grounded. Blends in the Emotional Aromatherapy Kit can help you manage negative emotions and move back into a more positive space, so you can refocus on your goals.
The autonomic nervous system regulates functions you do not consciously control, such as heart rate, immune secretions, breathing, and blood pressure. Various stress related conditions are associated with elevated measurements of these vitals. The AromaTouch Technique is designed to bring alignment and peace to the whole body by affecting the autonomic nervous system.
Some essential oils traditionally used to balance or calm the nervous system include Lavender, Bergamot, Cilantro, Frankincense, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Basil, Copaiba, Vetiver, and Wild Orange.*
Conventional dryer sheets contain mysterious ingredients, and can sometimes be expensive. Play it safe and save some money with this reusable DIY containing Lavender oil. Benefit from Lavender’s soothing properties to skin and sweet aroma as you soften clothes and fight off static at the same time.
1 cup hot water
½ cup white vinegar
½ cup baking soda
5–10 drops Lavender oil
5–10 simple sponges
Combine baking soda and hot water in a glass container with a lid and stir.
Add vinegar and mix, then add Lavender oil and stir again until all ingredients are combined.
Fill container with sponges, trimming sponges to fit if needed, and place lid on container.
To use, shake up container, remove one sponge, wring out slightly, and place in dryer with wet clothes.
After dryer cycle place sponge back in container and reseal with lid for future use.
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Tip off Tuesday!! Apply it right on your temples, forehead and the back of your neck at night for a calming sensation that will leave you feeling relaxed and read for bed.
Supporting healthy bones and muscles results in greater health and mobility throughout life. Musculoskeletal discomfort can result from overuse, stress, or other concerns. This can impede movement and discourage you from exercising and enjoying an active lifestyle. Select dietary supplements and essential oils can provide soothing comfort to muscle and joints.
The skeleton supports and protects the body. The skeletal system is made up of over 200 bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Bones provide the basic structure and serve as the framework of your body, protecting organs and enabling movement. Your bones need a constant supply of oxygen, nutrients, and blood to be healthy. The bones also store calcium and produce red blood cells.
Scientists agree that adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. doTERRA offers several supplements with these key nutrients. Bone Nutrient Lifetime Complex provides calcium and vitamin D to support healthy bone density.* Microplex VMz® supports the health of your bones and teeth with calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin D.*
Bones work together with muscles to support and move your body. The muscular system is made up of over 700 muscles, which expand and contract and allow the body to move. Some muscles aren’t under your conscious control, such as muscles in the heart and digestive system. Other muscles are consciously controlled and enable movement.
Bath time is about to get even more fun with these jiggly, jouncy jelly soaps. Not to be mistaken with actual jelly, these jumping jellies work hard to clean and soften skin while providing aromatic benefits of Bergamot, Grapefruit, Cedarwood, and Wild Orange essential oils. These are just as fun to play with as they are to use, so you may want to schedule an extra ten minutes into your morning routine. Please be sure to teach children that even if the soaps look and feel like they might be edible, they are not.
Put unflavored gelatin powder in a mixing bowl, then pour water over the gelatin and stir.
Add doTERRA® Spa Refreshing Body Wash and Wild Orange essential oil. Mix well until combined.
Separate mixture into different containers, then add desired coloring to each. If you want them all to be the same color you can add the colorant directly to the mixture.
Put skin-safe glitter in silicon molds, then pour mixture on top.
Place in refrigerator until firm.
Store in refrigerator before and after each use.
Tip: You can use Bergamot, Grapefruit, or another favorite essential oil in place of Wild Orange.
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Tip off Tuesday!! This week dispense one to two drops in the palm of the hand and rub on clothing, scarves, and coats to experience calming emotions throughout the day.
Many factors contribute to the health of the skin, hair, and nails, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, hormonal balance, and overall health. In general, when the body is healthy internally, this shows externally by having beautiful hair, smooth nails, and glowing skin. Daily supplementation with doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack® can support the integumentary system and promote healthy hair, skin, and nails.
It is important to cleanse and moisturize regularly with products suited to your needs. On Guard® Foaming Hand Wash is a gentle, healthy alternative to harsh soaps that may dry and irritate sensitive skin. When you don’t have water handy, reach for doTERRA On Guard® Sanitizing Mist, which purifies hands by eliminating bacteria and other germs.
Essential oils can be beneficial in cleansing and beautifying hair, skin, and nails. To minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, apply Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend, Rose Touch, Geranium, Frankincense, or Anti-Aging Eye Cream. HD Clear®can be applied topically to promote a clear complexion and reduce breakouts. Correct-X® Essential Ointment helps keep skin clean while recovering from distress.
Keep hair clean and healthy with the doTERRA Salon Essentials® Hair Care system. Each product is infused with essential oils specifically chosen for their nourishing and beautifying benefits on the hair and scalp. You can encourage the appearance of full, healthy hair with Eucalyptus, Thyme, Melaleuca, Cedarwood, Rosemary, or Ylang Ylang.