Essential Oils Recipes that You Can Make
Did you know that use can use your Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to make your own body care products & gifts?
Here are some interesting and easy-to-make recipes that come in handy at home and make inexpensive, healthy and fun gifts!
Bath Salts, Lip Balm, Body & Dusting Powder, Anti-Wrinkle Cream, SaltGlow, Exfoliating Foot & Body Scrubs, Gel Air Fresheners, MassageOils.
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Distributor testimonials and recipes:
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Here are a few of my favorite recipes that I give as gifts frequently - Sondra McBride
3 parts Epsom Salt2 parts Baking Soda1 part Sea SaltMix together and add:Essential Oils as desired (Approx. 10 drops per 1 cup of Epsom Salt)Coloring as desired (Powdered food grade coloring works well)
1/4 cup of herb infused oil (almond, sesame, jojoba, etc.)1/4 oz. of BeesWax
Melt the above using a double-boiler or very low heat. When beeswaxis completely melted, remove from heat and allow to cool a little.Then add 10-20 drops of essential oil as desired and coloring ifdesired. Beet powder and other herbs can be used for coloring.(Increase the amount of beeswax to approx. oz. if you like your lipbalm more solid)
BODY & DUSTING POWDER
3/4 cup arrowroot powder1/4 cup cornstarch25 drops of essential oilIn a blender or with a mortar and pestle, mix very well. That's it!!!
2 oz. Jojoba oil25 drops of essential oils of your choice
The essential oils of lavender, geranium, neroli, rosemary, rose, andfrankincense are historic "antiaging" ingredients for mature skin.Jasmine, myrrh, carrot seed, and helichrysum also rejuvenate theskin, encouraging new cell growth. Since jojoba oil also containsnatural wrinkle removing qualities, it is a natural for a base orcarrier oil to add the essential oils into. Mixing and matchingcreates a natural synergy. Example: Lavender has its own attributesas does helichrysum have its own. However, when they are mixed,instead of 1 and 1 making 2, they magnify each other to the tune ofperhaps 5 or 6 or more. This oil may be used day or night or bothfor a truly enhancing and youthful appearance.
1/4 cup Kosher salt1/4 cup Epsom salt1/4 cup sea salt2 oz. Hazelnut or Jojoba oilApprox. 20 drops of essential oil of your choice (can use a blend ofoils)
ALMOND / OATMEAL EXFOLIATING FACE SCRUB
1/2 cup raw almonds1/2 cup ground oatmeal20-25 drops of essential oil of your choiceGrind almonds to a fine texture in a food processor or grinder, addground oatmeal and essential oil and mix well.
Wet face. Add 1 tsp. of the scrub to your palm and moisten withwater; apply to face. Massage in a circular motion over face andneck. Rinse well with cool water. Use as a regular face wash or asneeded to exfoliate.
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EXFOLIATING FOOT & BODY SCRUBS
Exfoliating foot and body scrubs have become very popular. And nowonder-notonly do they feel good to apply, but they leave the skin feeling softand wonderful afterwords! Try experimenting with different essential oils orblends or try combining different exfoliating materials until you findyour own personal favorite.
* Pour 1/4 cup of either coarse sea-salt, fine sea-salt, or raw sugar ina bowl (Note: while salt works very well as an exfoliating agent, it cansting if it gets into open cuts or sores, so be sure to either warn recipientsto only use on unbroken skin, or use sugar as your exfoliator instead).
* Add 1/4 cup of sweet almond oil and stir together. If desired, add thecontents of two gel-capsules of vitamin E (optional) and stir.
* Add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend and stir.
* Pour the mixture into either a small wide-mouth glass jar, or in a 4oz. plastic salve container.
To use the scrub, place a small amount in the palm and scrub overmoistened skin. Rinse off in a shower or tub (Note: the oils in this scrub canmake the floor of the bathtub or shower rather slippery, so use extremecaution while rinsing off so you don't fall).
* Use ultramarine powders or other natural powders and oil-solublecolorants to color your scrubs.
* Try using different coarsenesses of salt or sugar to createprogressively smoother scrubs (ie, a coarse "buffing" scrub, followed by a fine"polishing" scrub) with different essential oils to help relax in each scrub.
* Try using brown sugar, table salt, or white sugar as your exfoliatingagent instead of sea salt (or try combining two or more exfoliatingagents) to get a different feel for your scrub.
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GEL AIR FRESHENERS
These naturally scented gel air-fresheners are great for the home, thecar, the office, or anywhere else you desire. They also make greatinexpensive gifts that you can share with anyone.
* Dissolve two envelopes (2 Tbsp.) of unflavored gelatin in 1/2 cup ofboiling water (this may take up to 5 minutes).
* Add 1/2 cup of ice-cold water to the gelatin mixture.
* Add 10-15 drops of the essential oil or blend of your choice.
* Add 3-5 drops of food coloring (if desired).
* Stir in 1 Tbsp. of salt, or 10-15 drops of a natural grain alcohol ifdesired (the salt or alcohol helps inhibit mold from growing on thegel).
* Pour the gel mixture into 2 oz. salve containers, 1/3 oz. lip glosscontainers, or used baby food jars.
* Close the containers or jars, and allow to cool overnight (do notplace inthe fridge, or your food will absorb the scent.
* Decorate the containers or jars as desired.
To use these gel air fresheners, open the container, place on a warmstove-top (not the burner) while cooking, or simply place the opencontainer on the counter or a shelf inside your home, or in a cup-holder insideyour car.
* Try creating layered gels by filling a jar 1/2 way with one color ofgel, allowing that to cool for a couple of hours, then pouring another colorof gel on top of that..
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NATURAL LIP BALM
This creamy lip balm recipe is a lot of fun to make! You can make justone kind, or you can experiment and create several different flavors. Lipbalm also makes a great addition to any gift basket!
* Beeswax: This can be found at local health stores, craft stores, orcandle-making supply stores. It is available either in its naturalgolden color, or it is also available in a bleached white color. It can bepurchased either in blocks that can be grated with a cheese grater toget smaller pieces that are easier to work with, or it can also be purchasedas small pellets. For this recipe you will need one tablespoon.
* Cocoa butter: This can be found at many health stores, or any otherstore that sells soap or lotion making supplies. You will need about one-halftablespoon for this recipe.
* Sweet almond oil: This can be found at many grocery stores and healthstores. You will need 4 teaspoons for this recipe.
* Honey (optional): This gives your lip gloss a sweeter taste and smell.You can use up to one teaspoon for this recipe.
* Vitamin E (optional): This can be found either as capsules in mosthealth and grocery stores, or it can also be found as a liquid in many drugstores. You will need either one capsule, or 3-4 drops of liquid for thisrecipe. Besides being an antioxidant, Vitamin E is also a natural preservativeand will help your lip balm last longer.
* Essential oils: These not only give your lip balm its own unique scentand flavor, they also add the benefits of the essential oil you use to yourlip balm creation. Some favorite essential oils to use are peppermint (withor without honey), or one of the citrus oils (such as orange, lime, lemon,or grapefruit) along with the honey (one caution about the citrus oils-theyare photosensitizing and can increase the risk of sunburned lips if this lipbalm is worn while out in the sun). Because lip balm is worn on the lipsand might end up in the mouth, make sure they are Therapeutic Grade such as Young Living produces. You will need about 5-10 drops of essential oil for thisrecipe.
* Pack grated beeswax or beeswax pellets into a Tablespoon sizemeasuring spoon until it is packed level with the top, then dump the beeswax intoa heat-proof measuring cup (such as a PyrexT brand measuring cup).
* Pack cocoa butter into a one-half-tablespoon size measuring spoonuntil it is packed level with the top, then dump cocoa butter into the measuringcup with the beeswax.
* Add 4 teaspoons of sweet almond oil to the beeswax and cocoa butter.If a sweeter lip gloss is desired, add up to 1 teaspoon of honey.
* Place the measuring cup in a large frying pan that is filled with 1"of hot water.
* Place the frying pan and measuring cup on the stove and turn theburner on low.
* Stir the mixture in the measuring cup with a popsicle stick or bambooskewer every couple of minutes until the wax is completely melted (about15-20 minutes).
* Turn off stove and carefully remove the measuring cup from the fryingpan and place the measuring cup on a towel on a counter-top or table.* If desired, stir in the contents of 1 capsule of vitamin E (or 3-4drops liquid vitamin E). Stir in 5-10 drops of your desired essential oil orblend.
* Pour the mixture into lip balm dispensers, lip gloss containers, orany other small jar or container. This recipe will fill 4 or 5 containers.You may find it easier (and cleaner) to either use a small dropper totransfer the mixture into the small containers, or to use a small funnel to helppour the mixture into the small containers without spilling on the side.
To make this lip balm into a softer, shinier lip gloss, try adding ateaspoon more sweet almond oil, and a teaspoon less beeswax (orexperiment with your own proportions to find something you like).Create fun labels for your lip balm creations using 2" x 4" labels. Setup your labels so that two labels fit side-by-side on each 2" x 4" label,then cut the label in half after printing so you have two labels that eachmeasure 2" x 2". This size fits perfectly on our white lip balm dispensers.
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Massage oils make fantastic personalized gifts for weddings,anniversaries, birthdays, or any other special occasion. Give a single bottle, orcreate a massage gift-pack with several varieties of oils.
* Pour one ounce of pure vegetable oil in a small cup or bowl (oneounce equals 1/8 cup, 2 tablespoons, or approximately 30 milliliters). Someoils that work well for massage are V-6 Mixing Oil (a blend of sevendifferent vegetable oils available from Young Living Essential Oils), grapeseedoil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, or sesame seed oil.
* Add 15-30 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend to thevegetable oil and stir together. Some oils that might work well eitherindividually or as part of a blend are listed below.
Calming & Relaxing: Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Myrrh, or Ylang Ylang.
Invigorating & Energyizing: Cypress, Fir, Juniper, Lemon, Nutmeg, Orange, Grapefruit or Peppermint.
Romantic: Rose, Jasmine, Clary Sage, Rosewood, or Ylang Ylang.
* Pour the combined oils into a one-ounce amber glass bottle, aone-ounce plastic bottle, or into two half-ounce plastic dropper bottles.
* Create a label or gift-tag that says what kind of massage oil it is,what the ingredients are, and how to use it (for example, your label orgift-tag might read: "Peaceful Moment Massage Oil: Contains pure grapeseed oiland natural essential oils of Lavender and Chamomile. Apply to desired areaand massage oil into the skin.").
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Message courtesy of and compiled by Barbara Rozen
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Have fun making your own wonderful personal care products and gifts that your friends & family will love!
Disclaimer Notice: The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition. Please see a qualified health care provider for medical treatment.