A friend of mine, Celeste Freeman, over at Living Healed did a wonderful blog post about using essential oils in different things to make great gifts. I really liked her ideas! You can use essential oils in so many great things, and these recipes are really easy to make with very little ingredients!
She hosted a gathering in her home where her guests got to make these to use as gifts, and I think that’s a great idea too. What is better than getting together and chatting, learning more about Young Living essential oils and at the same time putting together things like a body scrub or bath salts or lotion? And other than the oils that she had that come from Young Living Oils, her supplies came from Walmart and Costco.
And I TOTALLY agree with her caption! “Bath Salts are great for relaxing and detox. You just need a cup of epsom salts and 4 drops of your Young Living oil of choice.”
Did you know that epsom salts are also a good source of magnesium? They are! And magnesium is something that we need.
She also has this to say about bath salts – “The epsom salts disperse the oils in the water. So many possibilities! Glass bottles would be ideal for these, you can get some at Abundant Health. If you use plastic just make sure it has a #1 in the recycle triangle on the bottom and don’t use any citrus oils or blends with citrus.”
In other words, you can make a spray using just epsom salt bath scrub, oil, and water! I’ve seen other recipes to make sprays, and they use more ingredients. Personally, the easier the better, right?
You can go to the Abundant Health website by clicking here and they have lots of different sizes of bottles.
And how many of you love using sugar scrubs when you are in the shower? She’s got a great recipe for that too, and says that it’s a lot like having your own spa in the comfort of your own home!
And last but not least, what about making your own lotion using essential oils? Yup, she’s got a recipe for that too!
She says that coconut oil solidifies below 75°. And that it makes a wonderful lotion. She also loves cooking with coconut oil. But she wants to let you know – you need to make sure you get cold pressed organic. She likes Nutiva and buys it by the gallon at Costco. (I have GOT to get a Costco membership soon! lol She’s not my only friend who has said great things about Costco!)
Other supplies you might want:
Fabric to embellish the jars, labels and markers.
Gather some friends together, or maybe family (great for a mother to gather her daughters about her and teach them about being frugal and making your own great bath products! lol and for us homeschooling mothers, it makes a great hands on science lesson too!)
Celeste has lots of great information on her blog – go check it out! And she also has a facebook fan page, too. On both her blog and her facebook fan page, you will find lots of tips! (oh and by the way – if you click on any of the recipe pictures, it will take you to her blog too! )
I love learning new things from all my fellow Young Living Oils distributors, and have also made a lot of great friends too! And I can’t wait to make some of these (or all of these) gifts to give to my friends and family using MY favorite Young Living Essential oils. What are some of your favorite YL oils?
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