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Gingerbread Bath Bombs and Scrub with dōTERRA Ginger

Gingerbread Bath Bombs and Scrub with dōTERRA Ginger 0

These two diy's make a great and easy gift. Enjoy the warming and spicy aroma of Cinnamon and Ginger together in this gingerbread scrub and bath bomb combo.

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

Ingredients
¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
5 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
5 drops Ginger oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon allspice

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined. 
  2. Store in an airtight container. 
  3. To use, massage over skin for 30 seconds or until sugar dissolves, then rinse with warm water and pat skin dry.

Gingerbread Bath Bombs
Ingredients
½ cup baking soda
¼ cup epsom salt
¼ cup citric acid
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon allspice
2 teaspoons fractionated coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon molasses
5 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
5 drops Ginger oil

Instructions

  1. Whisk dry ingredients in a bowl until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients and mix.
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix well. Mixture should be relatively dry but still moldable. 
  4. If the mixture is too moist the bath bombs will lose their fizziness, so spritz with water carefully if the mixture is too dry to hold shape.
  5. Pack mixture into molds and allow to dry for at least 24 hours before removing.
  6. Store in a dry place until use.

Tips: Want to go a step further? Replace the Grapefruit and Wild Orange oil in this Whipped Body Butter DIY with 5 drops cinnamon, 5 drops Ginger, and a splash of vanilla extract for a gingerbread body butter!

Natural Cleansing with dōTERRA Cinnamon

Natural Cleansing with dōTERRA Cinnamon 0

Looking for a natural and effective cleaner? Your search ends here. Place two to three drops of Cinnamon Bark essential oil into a spray bottle with water and you have your very own quick and effective cleaning spray. The natural cleansing properties of Cinnamon Bark oil can be used on a variety of different surfaces, making this spray a great item to have on hand. Cinnamon Bark essential oil spray can also be used as a safe alternative to other surface sprays that may contain harmful and toxic chemicals.
Flavored Toothpicks with dōTERRA Oils

Flavored Toothpicks with dōTERRA Oils 0

Everyone enjoys a flavored toothpick! They are great for freshening breath, cleaning teeth, and fighting off sweet tooth cravings.
 
Items Needed
Toothpicks
Glass jar with lid
10–20 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
Tin to hold toothpicks
 
Instructions
  1. Take glass jar and fill bottom with Fractionated Coconut Oil, about ¼ inch.
  2. For mild cinnamon flavor add 10 drops Cinnamon Bark oil to jar. Add more drops for stronger flavor.
  3. Place toothpicks in jar. Let toothpicks sit in oil mixture for 8 hours or until oil is absorbed. 
  4. After toothpicks have absorbed oil mixture, lay toothpicks on plate and let dry 24 hours. 
  5. Place flavored toothpicks in small tin or glass jar to use when needed.
Note: Try different flavors such as Peppermint, Slim & Sassy, doTERRA On Guard, or Wild Orange. Get creative and try to make your own flavor combination such as Cinnamon Bark and Peppermint, or Peppermint and Grapefruit. The options are endless.
Scented Holiday DIY Pinecones and Cards with dōTERRA Oils

Scented Holiday DIY Pinecones and Cards with dōTERRA Oils 0

The scents of pine, gingerbread, cinnamon, and citrusy orange are almost inseparable from the holiday season. Catch one hint of these aromas any time of year, and you may be instantly taken back to childhood sledding races, homemade gingerbread houses, or sweet memories with family and friends. Capture the nostalgia with these homemade scented pinecones and cards.

Scented Pinecones

Items Needed
Dry pinecones
Your favorite essential oil

Instructions

  1. If pinecones have been collected from outside, cook in the oven at 200 degrees F for at least 30 minutes, or until the pinecones have opened.
  2. Put one drop of essential oil on each pinecone. Some of our favorite oils include Cassia, Clove, Holiday Joy, Wild Orange,Siberian Fir, or Wintergreen.
  3. Place pinecones in a decorative bowl or on your Christmas tree.

Scented Cards
Items Needed
Cotton balls
Plastic or paper bag
Your favorite essential oil

Instructions

  1. Put 2-4 drops essential oil on cotton ball. We suggest Douglas Fir, Frankincense, Wild Orange, Cinnamon Bark, or Holiday Joy.
  2. Place cotton ball inside bag with cards.
  3. Seal bag and let sit overnight.

Tip: You can also make scented wrapping paper using the same directions for the scented cards.

Breath Spray with dōTERRA Oils

Breath Spray with dōTERRA Oils 0

One of the many benefits of essential oils is their ability to add unique flavor to everyday life. Essential oils taste great in recipes, but can also be used to freshen your breath. Create your own natural breath spray with these two easy steps and carry the power of these oils with you wherever you go.

A few oils we suggest for this DIY are Peppermint, Spearmint, and Cinnamon Bark. Each of these oils has internal benefits and provides a tasty refreshing burst of flavor.

Depending on your preference, each oil provides something unique. Peppermint essential oil has a clean, fresh and minty flavor, while Spearmint oil is minty, slightly fruity, and softer than Peppermint, and Cinnamon oil takes on a warmer, spicy flavor. Try all three, or get creative and make your own combination with other oils safe for internal use.

Ingredients
5 mL glass spray bottle
3–5 drops essential oil
Distilled or filtered water

Instructions

  1. Place 3–5 drops of essential oil into your spray bottle
  2. Fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled water
  3. Shake well to combine and spritz in mouth for a refreshing burst of flavor
Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece with dōTERRA Oils

Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece with dōTERRA Oils 0

For a rustic and beautiful fall table centerpiece, fill a hollowed pumpkin with autumn foliage and cut flowers. Use a few drops of Cinnamon and Clove oils to keep your water fresh and your flowers vibrant.

Items needed
1 pumpkin
1 block floral foam
Foliage and flowers for arranging
2 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
4 drops Clove oil
Optional: florist’s tape

Instructions

  1. Carve a hole around the stem of the pumpkin about the size of your floral foam block.
  2. Using a spoon or your fingers, scoop out as much of the pumpkin’s seeds and fibers as possible.
  3. Fill a wide bowl with water, adding the Cinnamon and Clove oil. Set foam block on surface of the water and allow to soak until wet all the way through. Trim the foam block to fit inside of your pumpkin.
  4. If needed, secure foam in place with florist’s tape.
  5. Arrange foliage and flowers as desired, trimming stems at an angle so that they are sharp before pushing firmly into foam.

Tips: If you intend to keep the arrangement out longer than a day or two consider using an upcycled yogurt or similar plastic container in the pumpkin with the foam placed inside so you can refresh with additional water and a few drops of oil as time goes on.