Monday, November 13, 2017

Host a DIY Holiday Gifts Party!

This is a great time of year to get friends together and make some oily goodies! 🎄 We all need gifts for teacher, co-workers, family and friends this time of year. 🎁 How special it is to give something homemade by you with love and essential oils. ❤️ It’s easy to host and everyone chips in for materials. Then, make a night of it where everyone brings a yummy treat or tasty sip to share and have some fun getting crafty! 🥂

Here’s what I’m making this season, and making it is always more fun with friends.

❄️ Layered “Peppermint Patty” Bath Salts
(makes 6 8oz jars)
3 cups Epsom salt
3 cups Pink Himalayan Salt
20 drops Stress Away
16 drops Peppermint
Put epsom salt in one bowl, pink salt in another, divide EOs between each bowl and mix, scoop into layers in jar of choice. Optional - finely grate cocoa butter and sprinkle in the salt for additional moisture.

❄️ “Snickerdoodle” Whipped Sugar Scrub
(makes 5 4oz jars)
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup granulated or organic fine sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
15 drops Stress Away
10 drops Cinnamon
2-3 drops Nutmeg (optional)
4 drops Vitamin E
Add everything to stand mixer with paddle attachment and whip on medium for about 2 minutes, or until at desired consistency. Add 1/4 cup of brown sugar and mix on low until just combined.

❄️ Vanilla Mint Lip Balm
(makes 14 tubes, about 10 round pots)
1 1/2 TBSP Beeswax pellets
1 TBSP Shea Butter
1 TBSP Cocoa Butter
1 TBSP Coconut Oil
1 TBSP Sweet Almond Oil
1 TBSP Castor Oil (optional)
6 drops Vitamin E
12 drops Stress Away
8 drops Peppermint
Using a double boiler, melt all ingredients except Vitamin E and EOs over medium heat. I like to use a pint size canning jar in a pot of water, and if you don’t use it all you can save your base for later. When combined, allow to cool a bit and add the Vitamin E and EOs and stir. Using a plastic pipette (or pour carefully from container with spout) transfer to desired container, I prefer pots! If you use tubes, I find the consistency works better by using 2 TBSP of beeswax and eliminating the castor oil. Alternatively, you can add a couple drops of EOs to each lip balm container vs to the main mixture. This works great to allow guests to customize their own lip balm with different EOs.

Supplies List:
8oz jars (I usually get them local at Ace Hardware)
4oz jars (I usually get them local at Ace Hardware) Epsom Salt (often find better price at Costco) Pink Salt Coconut Oil Beeswax Shea Butter Cocoa Butter Almond Oil Castor Oil Vitamin E Lip Balm Containers Plastic Pipettes Labels for Lip Balms (or use 1”, 1.25” or 1.5” round) Labels for Jar lids Wooden Scoops to tie to outside Or these wooden spoons Baker's Twine