The BEST DIY lip balm with essential oils!!

The BEST DIY lip balm with essential oils!!

Hi friends!!! Recently my mom and Aunt came to see us for my son’s 5th birthday (Party in the Park! Great, cheap birthday party idea…blog about that coming next!).  I recently got both of them to fall in love with my essential oils, so I knew they would LOVE making these lip balms! My aunt really enjoyed it, especially choosing which oils we were going to pair together.  We chose Peppermint & Orange, Grapefruit & Lemon, and we made 5 Purification sticks to treat cold sores and such.  It was our first time making these so we weren’t expecting stellar results… but SHOOT!!! These are great!  I gave some to my friends at Easter and they can’t stop talking about how much they rock.  If you’re looking for a great recipe… trust me… this one is it!  You can just use my combinations as a reference, but choose which oils you like best!

What you need:  (I bought all my stuff off of Amazon except for the EOs).

  1. 3T Beeswax
  2.  2T Coconut Oil
  3.  1T Shea Butter
  4.  20 empty lip balm tubes (save yourself the hassel of reading reviews on a million different empty tubes like these.   These ones are perfect, cheap, and they do not leak.  They’re clear so you can see how much you have left and you can dress them up with some cheap Target washi tape later)
  5.  10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  6.  10 drops Orange Essential Oil

These ingredients will make 20 tubes.  So if you want to make 10 tubes of one mix and 10 tubes of another blend, then just half the recipe.  That’s what we did! We had five tubes left over so those became our Purification treatment sticks.

What to do:

Add your beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter to a double boiler.  When it is completely melted, add in your essential oils and stir.  Use a syringe (a kids medicine dropper works great!) to transfer the mix from the double boiler to the lip balm tubes.  Fill to the top and place the cap on.  Let cool on the counter for 30 minutes and then transfer to the refrigerator for 30 minutes.  Then use, enjoy, and share!

NOTE:  We halved this recipe so we only used 5 drops of each essential oil.  If you’re doing a citrus blend like we did, I would suggest keeping the drops at 10 and 10.  Ours was pretty weak in flavor and I think its just because the citruses aren’t as strong as the peppermint per se.

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You can mark the lids with sharpie and/or dress them up with some Washi tape.  That was my attempt lol I never claimed to be perfect! But it was good enough for my family and friends who just like getting free stuff 🙂

Clean up note:  Do not just stick your empty oil bowl in the sink and try to wash it.  It will be a mess.  When the bowl is warm, wipe it out thoroughly with a paper towel.  Then wash it in the sink…. a lesson I learned the hard way!

I hope you enjoy these as much as me and my friends are! Even my son Parker has claimed one as his own 🙂  Thanks for being here! Follow my group Oils & Us on Facebook to see what else we’re up to. And as always, we’d love for you to join us! Sign up HERE! with your premium starter kit and don’t forget to ask about this month’s incentives! We’re always giving something away so don’t miss it! 🙂  Happy Oiling!

Essentially,

ME! ❤

DIY Lotion Bars with Essential Oils

DIY Lotion Bars with Essential Oils

Hi my friends!!! Today I wanted to share a really fun project that I did with the boys.. my four year old just loves his oils lol Lotion Bars are something I’ve been seeing a lot of on Pinterest and with the dry itchy skin of winter, they seemed like the perfect invention!  So I chose a recipe that sounded good and ordered all of my ingredients from Amazon.  Heads Up:  There are SO many cute cute silicone molds to choose from and they’re all so cheap!  This rose mold that we used came out just beautifully 🙂

So how do you use a lotion bar?  You just pick it up and massage it with your hands.  The bar will melt into your skin and leave it soft and smelling like heaven ❤ I also rub the bar up and down the dry spots on my legs and arms too… and my son, Parker loves to hold them and take a big whiff of his hands.

Here’s how to make it!  So super easy!  This is the second batch I made since the first came out sort of greasy and a little harder than I’d like.  So this second batch was perfect!

Melt the following in a double boiler:

2.5 ounces of coconut oil (I used unrefined because I like the coconutty smell in my bars)

2 ounces of Shea butter

2 ounces of Bees Wax

About 20 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oils.  Some of the combinations we liked were Orange EO and Grapefruit EO, Lavender EO and Lemon EO, and Rosemary EO and Peppermint EO.  All came out so so awesome!  Adjust your number of drops to your preferences.  The first batch we used about 16 drops and the smell wasn’t as strong.  These roses are Lavender lemon and we used 8 drops of lemon EO and 16 drops of Lavender.  The aroma is perfect!

**Add the essential oils to your mix once it is melted.  Give it a quick stir and then pour it into your molds.  Let them sit on the counter for about 15 minutes to set up and them move to the fridge for an hour.  They will be ready to pop out of the silicone molds to start using or to gift wrap and give away!

I just brought a couple to my new Army wife friends at our Cards Against Humanity game night 🙂 Of course they loved them and had never had a lotion BAR before… it’s such a cool, new idea!

A quick word on clean up:  While the oils are all melted in your double boiler, wipe them out with a paper towel before trying to wash them in the sink.  In the first batch, the oils set up when they hit the water and coated my sponge brush.  A huge pain in the ass.  Second batch was much easier to clean lol

Leave me a little note if you try these and like them! 🙂

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DIY Whitening Mouthwash!

DIY Whitening Mouthwash!

Good morning friends!! It’s a snow day here in North Carolina (which means we got a dusting of snow and some ice and the city shut down)… which compels me to make things with essential oils and mason jars!  Its my kind of SAHM type fun lol 🙂  Mouthwash sounded like a great DIY!  We haven’t bought it in years because it’s so expensive for something you just spit out.. not to mention full of all kinds of ingredients I can’t pronounce, let alone desire in my mouth.  So, I came across a Pinterest recipe for some DIY mouthwash.  It called for salt as the medium to dissolve the oils.  I followed that, but the salty taste was REALLY unpleasant.  So I adjusted the recipe and used baking soda as the medium for the essential oils and it is fantastic!

Baking Soda for mouth care:

1.  Balances levels of acid to help treat and prevent halitosis

2.  Discourages the formation of plaque to help prevent gum disease.

3.  Promotes healing to soothe ulcers and sores

4.  An effective whitening agent to help remove stains from the teeth

Young Living Thieves Essential Oil (lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, cloves, rosemary):

Whiter teeth, healthy gums, prevents halitosis, heals cold sores and fever blisters, and increases energy!

Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil:

Whitening, refreshing, antibacterial, and minty fresh smell!

** At only a few cents per drop, my half pint jar of mouthwash only cost me about 88 cents to make.  And I feel completely safe and happy using it!

TO MAKE:

1.  Put 1 teaspoon of baking soda into your jar.  Add 4 drops of Thieves EO and 5 drops of Peppermint EO.

2.  Add one cup of water.  Replace lid and shake.  Done!

** You can adjust the number of drops of your oils as you prefer.  Thieves is more cinnamon-like and peppermint is, of course, more minty! I personally like the minty-ness, so I went more Peppermint heavy 🙂

Enjoy!! and feel free to leave a comment or question!

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Have a great day and happy oiling!! 🙂