Ashley’s Tue. Scents
Wow! December is officially upon us! “Happy Christmas!” as my 6 year old likes to say. Can you believe it is only 24 days away?! You’ve probably already started your shopping and can feel the hustle and bustle revving up inside you! Before you let that take over your mind, lets stop and remember what Linus from Charlie Brown said.
This month I thought it would be fun to share some simple, yummy and fabulous things we do and enjoy around Christmas, with an “oily” touch added.
We have an Elf on the Shelf and our elf is Stewart. He gets into all kinds of mischief, including my oils! We use oils on our kids often but they sure thought it was funny Stewart used them too;) Stewart especially loves Joy, Christmas Spirit & we even caught him getting a Raindrop last year after a long trip from the North Pole! I wish I could find the picture!
You can make a cute little Christmas ornament with old bottles too. Just wrap a cute piece of ribbon or twine around the neck of the bottle and hang on the tree! Joy is my favorite!
Healthy & Happy
Thieves Salve: Coconut oil mixed with 20 drops of Thieves. Apply to bottoms of feet before putting on shoes and socks or on your chest on the way out the door.
Respiratory Rub: 2 Tablespoons coconut oil mixed with 6 drops Lemon, 6 drops Peppermint, 10 drops RC and 2 drops of Thieves. Apply to chest or bottoms of feet before leaving for the day.
Thieves Foaming hand soap: 3-4 tablespoons Liquid Castille Soap, 6 drops Thieves EO, few drops of Vit E oil (optional) and fill remaining with water leaving enough room for the pump.
Diffuse: Combine a few drops of each Christmas Spirit and Orange when stuck inside with the winter weather. Try thieves and Lemon to boost your immune system. Lavender and Cedarwood for a restful, silent night of sleep.
For the foodie
Brownies: Add about 4-5 drops of Peppermint essential oil to your favorite brownie mix for a delicious holiday twist! Warning: Make these to take somewhere or you may eat them all yourself!
Homemade Hot Chocolate: Here’s a gluten and dairy free recipe with 3 simple ingredients! I must try this soon! http://www.sarahbakesgfree.com/2014/12/dairy-free-hot-cocoa-mix.html?showComment=1418788262787#c2186004071932694863
Or you could add a drop of Peppermint to regular hot chocolate!
Lemon Meringue Pie Chex Party Mix: http://www.livinglocurto.com/2015/03/lemon-meringue-pie-chex-party-mix/
Fruit dip with Cinnamon bark essential oil: could be yummy!
Great gift ideas for anyone you love and appreciate. These are just a few of my favorite oily gifts that I love to use myself but there are many more ideas out there!
Relaxing Bath Salts:
2 C Epsom salts
½ C course sea salt (I like pink Himalayan Crystal Salt)
2 Tablespoons favorite carrier oil (Jojoba, Coconut or sweet almond oil)
10-15 drops Lavender EO
Mix up and put in a cute jar with a ribbon!
Homemade Body Wash:
Check out this recipe I found on shakentogetherlife.com!
Mint & Sea Salt Foot Scrub:
1 and ½ C sea salt
1/3 C sweet almond oil
3 drops Peppermint EO
3 drops Spearmint EO
You can make any of your favorite combos. My favs:
Joy & Orange
Valor & Believe
Stress Away alone!
Abundance & Believe
Whipped Body Butter:
This one is a little more involved but if you have a little time it’s still easy and they will love it because it is fabulous and smells wonderful! Here’s an 8 minute video on how to do it!
For more great gift giving inspiration check out this website with so many great recipes!
Merry Christmas & abundant blessings,