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DIY Lotions Bars with dōTERRA Oils

DIY Lotions Bars with dōTERRA Oils 0

DIY/Make 'n Take Lavender Eucalyptus Lotion Bars 

Dealing with dry skin? We’ve got you covered with our Lavender Eucalyptus Lotion Bars. These lotion bars are not only simple to make, but do wonders for dry skin. Made with beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter—plus being infused with doTERRA Lavender and Eucalyptus essential oils—will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized throughout the day.

These lotion bars are super simple to make, provide a great opportunity for a DIY Make 'n Take class, and make perfect gifts for holidays, showers, weddings, etc.

If you thinking about gifting these lotion bars, the packaging you choose can be an added bonus for whomever you decide to gift them to. A few different packaging ideas include: an organza bag with a homemade label attached, wrapping the bar in burlap and twine with a sprig of lavender.

We chose to do Lavender and Eucalyptus, and though the combinations are limitless, here are a few scents we think you might also enjoy:

Ingredients (Makes 4–6 bars)

  • 1 cup beeswax
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup shea butter
  • 10–15 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 10–15 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
    • Dried lavender and eucalyptus (optional)

Directions

  • Combine and melt (microwave or double boiler) beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter. 
  • Add Lavender and Eucalyptus essential oils.
  • Pour or spoon into mold of choice.
    • Note: If using dried ingredients, sprinkle into mold beforehand.
Soothing Salve with dōTERRA Oils

Soothing Salve with dōTERRA Oils 0

A good salve can be the base to many amazing recipes. Similar to the texture of petroleum jelly, you can customize this salve with essential oils to meet your needs. Try adding doTERRA Breathe to help maintain feelings of clear airways, doTERRA Serenity or Lavender to promote a good night rest, or Citrus Bliss for an invigorating moisturizer.

 
Ingredients
½ cup grapeseed oil
½ cup almond oil
2 tablespoons beeswax
½ tablespoon vitamin E oil
5 drops Lavender oil
5 drops Cypress oil 
5 drops Melaleuca oil 
5 drops Eucalyptus oil
 
Instructions
  1. Melt beeswax in double boiler.
  2. Once melted, add grapeseed, almond, and vitamin E oil until melted.
  3. Once combined, set aside for two to three minutes.
  4. Add essential oils and stir.
  5. Pour in container and allow to set for two hours.
  6. To use, apply to skin or on chest.
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.

Clay Facial Mask with dōTERRA Oils

Clay Facial Mask with dōTERRA Oils 0

Help cleanse and nourish your skin with this easy clay mask. It is great for all skin types and can be customized with your favorite essential oils. This recipe makes enough for one facial mask and should be applied to skin at least once a week for best results.

 
Ingredients
2 teaspoons bentonite clay
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 drop Lavender oil
1 drop Melaleuca oil
 
Note: Bentonite clay can be purchased at your local health food store. Do not use a metal bowl or spoon with bentonite clay as it can make it less effective.
 
Instructions
  1. Combine clay and vinegar in bowl and stir until well combined.
Tip: For a thicker mask, add an additional ½ teaspoon of clay.
  1. Add essential oils.
  2. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the areas around eyes and mouth.
  3. Let dry for 5–15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water and follow with moisturizer.
Razor Relief Serum using dōTERRA Oils

Razor Relief Serum using dōTERRA Oils 0

Shaving may be essential, but razor bumps are not. Provide relief to your skin with this Razor Relief Serum enhanced with calming doTERRA essential oils that will help your skin look and feel beautiful.
 
Ingredients
¼ cup rosewater (can be purchased at health food stores)
5 drops Lavender oil
5 drops Melaleuca oil
5 drops Helichrysum oil
5 drops Myrrh oil
 
Instructions
  1. Place Fractionated Coconut Oil and rosewater in glass spray or pump bottle. 
  2. Add essential oils and shake.
  3. To use, spray directly on skin or place two to three pumps in palms and rub on affected skin.
Clay Facial Mask with dōTERRA Oils

Clay Facial Mask with dōTERRA Oils 0

Help cleanse and nourish your skin with this easy clay mask. It is great for all skin types and can be customized with your favorite essential oils. This recipe makes enough for one facial mask and should be applied to skin at least once a week for best results.

 
Ingredients
2 teaspoons bentonite clay
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 drop Lavender oil
1 drop Melaleuca oil
 
Note: Bentonite clay can be purchased at your local health food store. Do not use a metal bowl or spoon with bentonite clay as it can make it less effective.
 
Instructions
  1. Combine clay and vinegar in bowl and stir until well combined.
Tip: For a thicker mask, add an additional ½ teaspoon of clay.
  1. Add essential oils.
  2. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the areas around eyes and mouth.
  3. Let dry for 5–15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water and follow with moisturizer.