Essential Oil Based Gifts for the Whole Family

Friday October 27, 2017

Beard oil

For the Little Ones

 

Lavender and Eucalyptus No Cook Play Dough

2 1/2 cups of plain (all-purpose) flour

1/2 cup salt

3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

2 tablespoons of cream of tartar

1 1/2 cups of boiling water

Organic lavender essential oil

Organic eucalyptus essential oil

Natural Coloring (optional)

beet root powder- pinky purple

match tea, chlorella or spirulina powder - green

 

1. In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, cream of tartar and vegetable oil and mix together.

2. Slowly add the boiling water to the bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.

3. Remove the play dough from the bowl and divide into two equal portions.

4. To one half of the play dough, add a few drops of lavender essential oil and to the other add the eucalyptus. Add natural coloring, if using.

5. Knead the two batches until the color is mixed through evenly and the play dough is smooth.

6. Seal when not playing.

 

 

For the Men

 

Conditioning Beard Oil

Beard oil is great for all stages of beard growth, particularly the early stages when it can be extremely itchy. As the beard gets longer, beard oil helps keep it manageable and soft.

 

Beard oil consists of two ingredients: a carrier oil and scent.

 

Common carrier oils that many of the best beard oils share are jojoba, argan, sweet almond and coconut oil.

 

Essential oils are the ones that spice up the beard oil. You can be super creative and mix different essential oils just remember that less if often more when it comes to essential oils.

 

Store in a one ounce dark bottle with a dropper lid.

 

Instructions:

1.Get a dark glass one ounce bottle with a dropper lid.

 

2. Determine what carrier oil or oils you want to use.

3. Time for essential oils

Usually, few drops of essential oils are more than enough to give the desired scent to the beard oil.

4. Shake it

 

A few Combinations to Get Your Creativity Flowing:

 

Deep Woods

1 oz. of jojoba oil

6 drops cedar wood essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

2 drops tea tree essential oil

1 drop rosemary essential oil

1 drop sweet orange essential oil

 

Squeaky Clean

1 oz. argan oil

4 drops of tea tree oil

2 drops of sweet orange oil

2 drops of peppermint oil

 

 

For Her

 

Rosemary Spearmint Sugar Scrub

Rosemary essential oil has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties good for acne-prone skin. Peppermint is has topical pain relieving properties. Together the scent is uplifting and stimulating for both skin and mind.

 

2 drops of rosemary essential oil

2 drops of spearmint essential oil

1/4 tsp spirulina for coloring (optional)

 

Directions:

In a bowl or large 1 L measuring cup mix together the sugar, oil and recipe ingredients.

 

Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

 

Ingredients:

Spray bottle

Small metal muffin tin

Witch hazel

1 cup citric acid

2 cups baking soda

20 drops eucalyptus essential oil

 

In a glass or metal bowl, mix the citric acid and baking soda. Add the essential oils and mix well.

 

Pour the witch hazel into the spray bottle and spritz some onto the top of the powder mixture. Quickly fold in witch hazel with powder. Continue to spritz and mix until the mixture packs together easily. Make sure you don’t get it too moist or the mixture will begin to fizz.

 

Scoop the mixture into the molds tightly then flip them over onto a clean, hard surface and tap the bottom to release the steamers. Allow them to dry for at least 24 hours.

 

You can wrap these in craft paper bags with instructions:

 

Pop one of these on the shower floor and the hot water will release the soothing eucalyptus into the steamy air.