I know I have been MIA but schedules are crazy right now, lots and lots going on and I just haven’t had a chance to post. I am really excited to be able to share some homemade gifts that I was able to make today for a friend. Her schedule is worse than mine and she didn’t have a chance to get together so we could make them together. I offered to make them to save her some precious time plus it allows me to play with my oils!
I made some Grapefruit and Orange Soap Bars, Lavender Linen Spray and some Peppermint Bath Salts. The grapefruit and orange soap bars just smell amazing anything citrus is a favorite of mine. A spray of lavender linen spray on your pillow before bed – ahhhhh and to help waking up some peppermint bath salts.
Grapefruit and Orange Soap Bars:
Lets gather what you will need ~
- Young Living Grapefruit Essential Oil
- Young Living Orange Essential Oil
- Goat Milk Soap Base (I snagged mine from Michael’s because I was under a time crunch but can easily be ordered online)
- Red Moroccan Clay Powder (optional)
- Molds (I used the square and rectangle plastic mold, but you can use silicone molds as well)
- Glass 2 Cup Measuring Cup (or other microwavable glass bowl/container
- Spray Bottle with rubbing alcohol
To make two square or rectangle molds cut 8 squares (if using the Michael’s base) and place them into the glass measuring cup. May need to adjust based on the size of your molds. Melt the base in the microwave in a glass bowl in 30 second increments until fully melted. Stirring vigorously add in 1/4 teaspoon of Red Moroccan Clay Powder and continue stirring until fully mixed. You can omit the Red Moroccan Clay Powder it will just leave the soaps white instead of the pinkish tint it will get with the Red Moroccan Clay. Let the soap and clay cool slightly.
Next add in 12 drops or YL Orange Essential Oil and 12 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil and stir until fully mixed. Pour it into the plastic base then sprayed with alcohol to help get rid of any bubbles. To cool quicker you can pop into the fridge for 20 minutes or just let cool on your counter for a hour to two and then pop out of the base by squeezing the sides evenly until it releases.
This makes 2 plastic squares. You will need to play with the recipe to make other designs, shapes, larger/smaller ones. Silicone molds also work really well for these.
Lavender Linen Spray:
Let’s get what we need ~
- 2-Ounce Spray Bottle
- ½ ounce Vodka or Witch Hazel
- 1.5 ounce distilled water
- Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
Pour vodka or witch hazel into spray bottle; add in essential oil and distilled water. Ensure there is room left to add in the spray top back in. Put spray bottle top on and swirl lightly.
You just spray it on your curtain, in the air, anywhere you want to freshen things up. Maybe even on your pillow before bed to help with relaxation! *
Peppermint Bath Salts:
What will you need?
- 1/4 cup Epson salt (I used really small mason jars that wouldn’t fit much more than 1/4 cup)
- 1/2 tsp Franctionated Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil or Sweet Almond Oil
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda (optional
- Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil (You could also use lavender, stress away or joy, so many options)
Mix all of the above in a mason jar. For best results, add oils to the Epson salt, mix thoroughly, then let the mixture dry before adding baking soda.
Note: Baking Soda is Optional; the ½ tsp of carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil) helps the Young Living Essential Oils mix better but if you don’t have it you don’t have to use it to make it.
Add the entire mixture to your bath and ahhhh refreshing and invigorating.
The wrapping was simple I had some clear bags on hand and always have a little ribbon. I added a porous ornament and put a couple drops of Young Living Christmas Spirit Essential Oil too.
So many options for homemade gifts and they are easy to alter to what you have on hand. The rich smell of Young Living Oils and gorgeous homemade items that look like they were bought and not made.
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