Do your children love to make gifts but you find yourself dreading the mess or struggling to find the needed items?
Look no further, enjoy this potpourri of ideas that will entertain the kids and bring smiles to the recipients!
Sensory Play Dough
1 c flour
1/4 c salt
1 T cream of tartar
1/2 c warm water
5-10 drops essential oil of your choice
OPTIONAL: food coloring and glitter (I choose not to since dyes can effect some children)
Mix flour, salt, and cream of tartar. Add water and essential oil. Store in zip-lock bag and re-use as desired.
This makes a great gift for kids!
We can work together on which oil to pick for each child in your life so it can be personalized for your needs. Citruses are uplifting, Lavender and Serenity are calming, Aromatouch and Deep Blue provide comfort for muscles and joints, Intune helps people focus and there are many more options.
Sweet Orange Body Scrub
1 c brown sugar
1/4 c coconut oil
7-8 drops wild orange essential oil
Combine thoroughly in a GLASS jar, add a label, a ribbon then share or enjoy yourself.
Citrus oils seek out and destroy petrochemicals, which is why we use GLASS when working with any citrus oil. That is also what it does for our bodies, detoxifies naturally.
For an experiment, put 1-2 drops any citrus oil on some styrofoam and watch it eat it.
5 Tablespoon aloe gel
8 Tablespoon water
8-10 drops On Guard (protective blend)
Mix together and place in a good quality plastic squeeze bottle. Did you know that when you use alcohol based sanitizers, you actually strip your hands of a protective layer which leaves you more exposed than you started with? PLAIN soap (not antibacterial) and water is the absolute best to rid of the germs we gather but when we are out and about, this is a good alternative to washing.
Essential Oil Neck Wrap
Tube, dress socks or other fabric in the shape you desire3 c flax seeds or rice
2 to 4 drops desire essential oil
Pour flax or rice into sock and knot the end or sew fabric into the shape you desire. Fill and slip-stitch the end closed. Warm in the microwave for 2 or 3 minutes. Add 2 to 4 drops essential oils to the wrap. Place on the neck and relax!
To help you sooth tension in your neck muscles, try Peppermint, Wintergreen, Aromatouch or Deep Blue. For a more relaxing sensation to help you rest, Peace, Lavender, Serenity and Petitgrain are great options.
4 T coconut oil
1 and 1/2 tbsp beeswax pastilles
10 drops Lavender essential oils
4 oz glass jar
Note: You can do it without the beeswax but it is best to add it in to maintain consistency in the balm. Especially if you live in a warmer climate.
Use a double boiler on low heat to melt all ingredients (except essential oils).
Remove from heat once melted and add essential oils.
Fill jars and let cool for a couple of hours to firm up.
This is super inexpensive and such a great and easy gift for all of those in your life who has little ones. Lavender is a calm and soothing essential oil. This can be used for a diaper balm, lotion, an ouchie/burn cream, or a sleep/message rub. So many uses for one basic recipe!
Would you like to learn more about how other essential oils can help you? You can contact me or read more here Guide to essential oils.
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