Scentsable Living

Choosing a healthier way of life, the "scents"able way.


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Ring in the Holiday Season with Easy Make-n-Take Gift Ideas

‘Tis the season! I LOVE this time of the year! And I LOVE homemade gifts to give and receive! They are special, they are heartfelt and they are one-of-a-kind.

May you enjoy these fun recipes as you create memories together in the kitchen this year.

And let’s not forget our diffusers while we’re in the holiday spirit! Spruce up the atmosphere and add a little holiday cheer with these Scents of the Season diffuser recipes.

10 Diffuser Recipes-Square

 

Last but not least, here is a wonderful gift that keeps on giving. It’s where the learning and fun begin. Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit is a gift of health, of wellness, it says “I Care.” Not only that, it’s a wonderful kit equipped with all the right necessities for the DIY person who loves making their own home remedies, spa products, and more.

You can learn more about this incredible kit here.

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May you peak around every corner of this season, taking in all the wonder and excitement. May you spread the holiday cheer, uplift someone’s spirit, and share the the joy! May you be a blessing to those around you.

Merry Christmas!


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DIY Body Butter

Be kind to your hard-working skin! This homemade body butter recipe will leave your skin moisturized and soft, thanks to rich cocoa butter and coconut oil. We love its whipped consistency that goes on smoothly and feels light to the touch.

Whipped Body Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup organic solid cocoa butter (do not use lotion)
  • 15 drops of your favorite topical/aromatic essential oil (we love Cedarwood, Lavender, and Frankincense essential oils)­

Directions

  1. Warm a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, then add coconut oil and cocoa butter. Melt until completely liquefied, about 4–5 minutes.
  2. Pour into a glass mixing bowl and place in refrigerator for 30–45 minutes to cool and just set but not harden.
  3. Stir in essential oils.
  4. Using an electric hand mixer, whip until firm peaks form, about 10 minutes.
  5. Gently transfer to a seal-able jar or container. Store at room temperature to avoid melting or solidifying.
  6. Massage into dry skin!


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Cooling Mist Spray

~ Tanya Patterson ~

Oooooh, the hot summer days are upon us and as excited as we are to have them here, some days are just a little “too” hot.  Especially during fourth of July week in TN where we visit every year.  This recipe is courtesy of Stacy McDonald over at The Common Scents Mom and it has been tried, tested and approved by my active boys who love to be outside, even in the heat.  I hear, “Mom, can you spray some cooling mist on me, I’m really hot?” as a common phrase around here now, instead of, “I’m hot, do I have do play outside?” 😀

Cooling Mist Spray Recipe

  • 4 oz. glass spray bottle
  • 5 Young Living Wintergreen essential oil
  • 25 Young Living Peppermint essential oil

Directions: Add the essential oils to the spray bottle, and fill the rest of the way with water.  Shake to evenly disperse the oils and than store in refrigerator until ready to take with you.  Toss into your bag and away you go.  When you are ready to use, spray the back of the neck, back, and arms.  Can spray forehead if careful enough to stay away from eyes. (It also helps refresh and rid that “stinky boy” smell from sweating and playing, until it’s bathtime).


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Bath Fizzies

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Tonight I spent time with some wonderful ladies for a “Spa Night” and we made some fun spa recipes to use at home.  This one is one that I’d like to share with all of you, it’s called Bath Fizzies.  These are wonderful for personal use, or to give as a gift.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Epsom salt
  • 10-15 drops essential oil of your choice (I used Peace & Calming but I also love using Sacred Mountain or Stress Away too)
  • spray bottle filled with 2 oz. water (you can use as is or add 6 drops of food coloring for the color of your liking)
  • cookie sheet or container to lay your finished Bath Fizzie on to dry.

Directions

  1. Stir together citric acid, baking soda, Epsom salt and cornstarch.
  2. Mix together through a fine sieve or flour sifter to combine thoroughly.
  3. Add 15 drops essential oil and use fingers to break it up into the mixture so as not to ball up.
  4. Use your spray bottle to slowly moisten the mixture as you try to form it into balls along the way (it is VERY important not to soak your mix but to just barely dampen it.  You only want it moist enough to hold together but not wet enough that it starts fizzing and expanding, we learned this all too well tonight).
  5. Pack into round balls (about the size of a medium egg).
  6. Place on cookie sheet to air dry.
  7. Let dry overnight, than put into container to store or give as a gift.
  8. Use 2 per bath.

Be Creative, Have Fun

You can do quite more than you think when making homemade bath fizzies.

  • For children you can pack a small toy inside that will leave them a fun bathtime surprise!
  • For the one you love, try adding a little heart or something cute.

The possibilities are endless so enjoy, be creative and have fun! Oh, and don’t forget to share what you packed YOUR bath fizzie with.

This post would not be complete without a thank you to my dear Sister-in-Christ, Chris for a fun evening.