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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!

Throat Drops with dōTERRA Oils

Throat Drops with dōTERRA Oils 0

Homemade and natural throat drops are surprisingly easy to make, and useful in soothing dry and itchy throats. This recipe includes Lemon and Ginger oils, but feel free to try Spearmint, Cinnamon, Clove, or Peppermint oils.

Ingredients
¾ cup water
¾ cup honey
3 drops Lemon oil
1 drop Ginger oil
1 tablespoon ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) powder

Instructions

  1. Add honey to water. Heat over medium heat in a saucepan until mixture begins to boil. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of pan where it will not touch the bottom or side. Continue boiling until water mixture reaches 300°F on the thermometer, stirring constantly.
  2. Reduce heat immediately and allow mixture to cool for 5–10 minutes, or until the consistency becomes syrupy.
  3. Add Lemon and Ginger oil, stirring to combine.
  4. Dust candy mold with ascorbic acid powder. Pour honey mixture into molds and allow to completely cool.
  5. Remove from molds and dust again with ascorbic acid powder to keep the drops from sticking together once stored.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

Tip: You can find ascorbic acid at your local health food store, or online.

Festive Fall Sugar Scrub with dōTERRA Oils

Festive Fall Sugar Scrub with dōTERRA Oils 0

Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate and soften your skin and can easily be customized using different types of sugar, salt, oil, and essential oil. This festive fall sugar scrub is gentle on your skin and has a delicious spicy fall aroma. This scrub is naturally white in color but can be changed with natural, skin-safe, food coloring.
 
Ingredients
¾ cup white sugar 
4 drops Cassia oil
4 drops Clove oil
2–4 drops Ginger oil
 
Tip: You can use brown sugar or sea salt in place of white sugar and almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil in place of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
 
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Stir until the mixture is the consistency of a slushy. You may need to add more sugar or Fractionated Coconut Oil for desired consistency.
  4. For separate colors, divide scrub into bowls separate bowls and add color then carefully pour each layer.