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Are you one of those people who gets excited about Christmas shopping?  Are you feeling calm about all of the events and parties you have coming up over the coming weeks?  Or are you, like me, starting to panic and thinking ‘How am I going to fit everything in? When and where and what am I going to get everyone for Christmas?’

This year I’ve decided to try and make some Christmas presents.

AND they are going to be healthy, fun to make and easy enough for even my kids to make.  In fact, my children are the main reason that I’m giving this a try. I think they might actually enjoy it and its something that we can do together in the fast approaching school holidays!

If you’d like to give the people you care about a present (or three) made with love, that smells REALLY good AND is affordable, then read on.

We will be holding a class suitable for children to make these as gifts for the special people in their lives during the holidays; visit Essential IPCs – Perth for details!  If you cant make it to this class, but you are interested in learning more, then please get in touch and we may be able to come to you (Perth metropolitan area only, email info@greenlifeorganics.com.au for details).

Here are a few great ideas that you can make easily at home with some basic ingredients and a few drops of your essential oils.  We will also be making some of these at some of our upcoming events, including our Holiday Joy event on 29th November.

Sugar Body Scrub

Sugar Scrub

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  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil (or olive, jojoba, or sunflower oil)
  • 10-12 drops of your favourite dōTERRA essential oil or essential oil blend

Mix the ingredients together, and store in an airtight container. Adjust the ratio of oil to sugar to get your desired consistency.

Mix again prior to use if separated. To use, scoop a little out and rub gently over the hands and/or body, paying particular attention to any rough areas, then rinse off.

Apply lotion afterwards for best results.

 Bath Salts

  • 3 cups of coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 1/3 cup bicarb
  • 25 – 30 drops dōTERRA Essential Oils
  • Natural food colouring/dried flowers(optional)

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add essential oils and food colouring/dried flowers, and combine. Store in an airtight container.

Room Spray

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  • 20 – 30 drops of your favourite dōTERRA  essential oil
  • Small pinch of Epsom salts
  • Water to fill
  • 30-50ml glass spray bottle.

Shake before spraying in the room.

Reed Diffusers

  • 1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil (this remains liquid all year and is odourless)
  • 15 drops of your favourite dōTERRA essential oil
  • reed diffuser sticks (rattan is best, although bamboo skewers will also work)
  • glass bottle with small opening

Mix the coconut oil and essential oils in the bottle, filled approximately three quarters. Add the sticks. Flip the sticks over after about an hour to saturate with the scent.

The number of sticks to use will vary depending on the size of the room; more sticks mean more scent and faster evaporation of the oils.

Rotate the sticks every few days to refresh. When the sticks get dusty or clogged, throw them out and replace.

Hand Cleaning Spraydoterra

  • 120ml spray bottle, glass or a high quality plastic
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel or a pinch of Epsom salts or a splash of vodka
  • Water to fill
  • 20 drops On Guard Protective Blend

Mix the On Guard and aloe vera together in the bottle, then fill the rest of the way with water.

To use, spray on hands and rub together.

 

When choosing which oils to use, look at the effects that you want to achieve. Generally, the more simple the better in these situations.

Try lavender to relax and soothe; peppermint to invigorate; and citrus oils to uplift mood.

Mix #1: peppermint, lavender, sandalwood.
This scent is fresh, refreshing, clean, and has a hint of musk.

Mix #2: Citrus Bliss, fennel, vetiver.
This scent is woodsy, sweet, and citrusy.

Mix #3: cassia, cypress, vetiver.
This is a very sweet and spicy scent.

Mix #4: basil, lavender, ylang ylang.
This is a fresh and floral scent.

If this is all a bit too much, you can buy a gift too!

Visit our online store for some Christmas Gift ideas and FREE shipping for orders over $100. Every order will receive a free Healthy Can Be Simple booklet and orders over $100 during November will also receive a surprise gift (while stocks last).

We recommend using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade doTERRA essential oils for all of these recipes.  To find out more click here.