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10 December 2019

DIY Essential Oil Gifts From Simply Earth

Learn how to make several DIY essential oil gifts from the December 2019 Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box.  This box includes oils and supplies to make 6 different recipes that are perfect for gift giving.

Have you started your DIY gifts for Christmas yet?  I'm about half done with mine.  I'm giving a small collection of DIY essential oils gifts, including solid lotion, lip balm, and air fresheners.

  How to make 6 easy essenital oil gifts at home. These are great Christmas ideas for teachers, for friends, or even for Mother's Day or another holiday. Learn how to make a lip balm, roller blend, air freshener, coffee sugar scrub, and more products. Combine them for a simple basket set.  DIY homemade gifts are easy to make these with these recipes. #essentialoils #diy #gift #diygift


The December Simply Earth Recipe Box has a gift giving theme.  It has 6 DIY recipes that you can make and keep for yourself or give as a gift.

You'll have plenty of essential oils in your bottles, so you can double or triple these for gifts.  You can make several of the coffee scrub, but you'll probably need to buy more coconut oil for that one.

05 December 2019

How to Make Loofah Soap at Home Mint Chocolate

This adorable mint chocolate soap tutorial teaches you how to make loofah soap at home.  This is an easy DIY soap making idea that's perfect for beginners.  The mint chocolate scent smells amazing and is made with a natural fragrance oil blend.

If you are still looking for last minute DIY Christmas gifts, learn how to make loofah soap at home with this easy mint chocolate soap recipe.

 How to make DIY mocha mint loofah soap. This easy recipes uses melt and pour soap for round bars of soap. It scrubs and exfoliates the skin.  This has a natural fragrance oil blend with peppermint essential oil and cocoa absolute. Use mica to color it. If you need gift ideas, try this easy glycerin soap techniques.  Easy tutorials that you can try at home. #soap #looofah #loofahsoap #meltandpour #peppermint


This adorable soap looks and smells like boutique soap, and they'll never guess how easy it was at make at home.  It will be our little secret, ok?

This also makes a great soap for yourself.  I've been using this soap for a few weeks since I made it, and I absolutely love it.

The loofah exfoliates, and my skin definitely needs it in the winter.  It smells absolutely amazing, too.  I used a natural fragrance oil blend from Right Note called Mocha Mint.  It is a blend of a natural chocolate fragrance oil and peppermint essential oil.

It smells heavenly.  I use it a lot for soaps, wax melts, and in my diffuser.

03 December 2019

Glitter Snowflake Soap for Kids


How to make a fun and easy glitter snowflake soap for kids.  This easy melt and pour recipe is perfect for beginners.  It makes a great stocking stuffer, especially for the Frozen fans.

Have you seen Frozen 2 yet?  We have not.  Yet.

I can't wait to take Dakota to see it.  She's 12 now, so she's kind of on the older end of the Frozen craze.  She wasn't very excited for it, but I reminded her that I'm in my 30s and I really want to see it.

I'm a big Disney fan, and I loved Frozen.  My daughter loves the princesses, and I agree that they are pretty fun.  I'm trying to raise her to be a strong woman, so I love how Frozen shifts from the prince saving the princess to sister saving sister.


The soundtrack was amazing too.  Dakota and I sing along and know all of the words to the songs (and the entire movie if I'm being honest here).  We listened to the songs in the car for years after the movie came out.

Frozen 2 inspired me to make these cute glitter snowflake soap for kids.  Since Christmas is coming, I wanted a really easy recipe that you can make even if you've never made melt and pour soap before.

This is a very basic recipe, but it's really cute with the fun mold and glitter.  The glitter is optional, but it makes this soap more fun.  

29 November 2019

Easy Ways to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas With Essential Oils

Easy ways to make your house smell like Christmas with essential oils. These simple DIYs will make your home smell great this holiday season. Use them when you are entertaining to set the mood.

I like having a nice smelling house. Back in the day, I make wax melts and candles and used those to make my home smell good. With three people with allergies and asthma, I've had to switch to essential oils to make my house smell good.

I change the scents through the year. In the summer, I use a lot of fruity scents. Now that it's almost Christmas, I'm using winter scents like cinnamon, peppermint, other mints, and earthy essential oils.

How to make your house smell like Christmas. Use natural ingredients and essenital oils in these recipes. This includes several DIY recipes for candles, wax melts, simmering potpourri, air fresheners, sprays, and more ideas to make your home smell great for entertaining. Lift your spirit and make hour house smell good with cinnamon, fruits, spice, orange, clove, and even a pine tree and greenery. #essentialoils #christmas


Using a diffuser is probably the easiest way to use essential oils to make your house smell like Christmas, but that's not the only way. I found the best essential oil DIYs and recipes to make and use for a great smelling house.

I use my diffuser the most and also wax melts. I will make a simmer pot if I'm going to be home all day, but I usually have to run a kid here or there at least once during the day.

Easy Ways to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas With Essential Oils


What is the Smell of Christmas?

The smell of Christmas is probably different for each person. The smell of cookies baking and of a ham baking smell like Christmas to me, but I don't think I wanted a baked ham scented candle.

When I'm thinking of Christmas scents, this is what I have in mind:


  • Pine or evergreens
  • Chocolate
  • Gingerbread
  • Fireplace
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Orange
  • Cranberries
  • Apples

Essential Oils

Before we start with all of the different ways to make your house smell like Christmas, let's talk about essential oils.

I use Crafty Bubbles/Right Note essential oils (they are rebranding, so you'll see both labels in photos here). I've been using them for over 10 years.

They just released several sets of essential oil and natural fragrance oil blends that I am in love with. Many artificial fragrance oils bother my asthma, but I've been diffusing these natural blends with no problems.

The Holiday Favorites has:


  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Candy Cane
  • Gingerbread
  • Mocha Mint
  • Apple Pie
  • Holiday Biscotti

They also have a Fall/Winter set with:


  • Christmas Splendor
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Eucalyptus Spearmint
  • Citrus Blast
  • Mint Blast

I also use Simply Earth essential oils.

They have several blends for Christmas:



Diffuser

Using a diffuser with essential oils is the easiest way to make your house smell like Christmas. This is how I use oils to make my house smell good most of the time.

I use a basic URPOWER essential oil diffuser. I like it because it lights up, so I don't forget to turn it off. I actually have two of them because I like it so much.

You can use one of the blends I mentioned above or create your own. Pink Fortitude has five great Christmas diffuser blends and Natural Living Ideas has 10 Christmas essential oil blends to try and A Home to Grow in has 25 must have Christmas essential oil blends.

If you're using a lot blends, I recommend cleaning your diffuser often so they don't smell off. Learn how to clean an essential oil diffuser without vinegar.

Room Sprays

Room sprays are another easy way to make your home smell like Christmas. Some essential oils can discolor fabrics, so I never recommend using them on a couch or chair.

I like to use 2 ounce spray bottles so I can make several a time and change scents with my mood.





There are so many ways to make a Christmas scented room spray. Here are several recipes to inspire you.




Stovetop Potpourri

Stovetop potpourri or simmering potpourri is a fun way to make your home smell good. It uses spices, herbs, and essential oils to create a blend that you simmer on the stove for hours at a time.







If you want to have this on hand to make quick or give as a cute handmade gift, you can use dried fruits and spices and store them in a jar. This makes a cute teacher gift so she can use it in her home over Christmas break. Learn how to make a Christmas simmer pot jar.




Potpourri

For a light scent, create a mix of potpourri and set it in a pretty bowl to scent the room. These also make great teacher gifts because she can get it before school is over for break. Add a few drops of essential oils and mix it up for a little extra scent.







Candles and Wax Melts

Wax melts and candles are an easy way to make your home smell like Christmas. Just put a few in your wax warmer and your home will smell great in no time.







Air Fresheners

If you want a light scent all the time, you can make a natural air freshener with essential oils. These are ones that I've made in the past. Switch the essential oils to your favorite Christmas blend.








Warm Drinks

Make your home smell amazing naturally (without essential oils!) by making a warm drink. If you're having a party, these drinks will make your home smell great, and you'll have a yummy drink for your guests.








I also switch to Christmas scented cleaners in the winter. I like the Mrs. Meyer's Christmas scents, so I use those for hand soap and for dish soap.

How do you make your house smell like Christmas?


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How to make your house smell like Christmas. Use natural ingredients and essenital oils in these recipes. This includes several DIY recipes for candles, wax melts, simmering potpourri, air fresheners, sprays, and more ideas to make your home smell great for entertaining. Lift your spirit and make hour house smell good with cinnamon, fruits, spice, orange, clove, and even a pine tree and greenery. #essentialoils #christmas

































26 November 2019

How to Make Christmas Wax Melts With Essential Oils

Scent your home naturally this holiday season with these easy to make Christmas wax melts with essential oils.  I used a holiday set of essential oils and natural favor oils to scent my wax melts with.

I've always been a huge fan of wax melts and candles.  I started making candles and wax melts over fifteen years ago before I moved to DIY bath and body products.

I used to burn candles all the time, but then my cat stepped in one and wax got everywhere.  Luie was fine from the candle, but I'm pretty sure the bath afterwards scarred him for life.  I know it scarred me for life.  Literally.  He sliced my hand pretty good that night.

 How to make natural Christmas wax melts with essential oils. Use your DIY wax melts in a burner or warmer. They have soy wax and are scented with essential oils. Get creative ideas for cute home made wax melts. Use this unique pretty ornament molds for fun shapes. Christmas wax melt recipes. #christmas #waxmelt #essentialoils


That's when I started making wax melts.  I like them better because I can turn them off an on without worrying about the wick tunneling.  

They are also a lot easier to make since you don't have to worry about wick size and testing so much.

This Christmas, I wanted to make some wax melts with the new Fall and Winter set of natural essential oil blends from Right Note.

I also wanted to give some as gifts for friends and therapists this year.  Yes, we started therapy again.  We have two so far and one more starting soon.