Quick and Easy Gift Idea!

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is actually yesterdays. Oops…if you have a problem with this being a day late then you can go back and read the blog from last week titled “Ugh… I’m Sorry”

Yesterday was my daughters bridal shower. It was an extremely busy, beautiful day. I made sure to ask the blushing bride what she wanted in the diffuser. Her favorite scent is cinnamon

We had food, games and opening of presents, all the traditional bridal shower things. Then as each guest left we gave them a bath salt ornament. These are quick and easy gifts that were a total hit 😊

Here’s all you need:

  • Plastic Ball Ornament – You can get these at your local craft store. Now is the time to purchase for next year.
  • Salt – I like sea salt or Pink Himalayan salt. You can also use Epsom salt.
  • Tea – I generally use Organic Chamomile. This adds a bit of color and is completely safe for the bath.
  • Essential Oils – For these ones we used Lavender but you can add any essential oils that you want to bathe in. For a bath I generally suggest no more than 6-10 drops of whatever oil you like to add.
  • (You can get fancy and add dye like in the featured picture. I think they are super pretty but I’m careful when adding any color. Plus it is a lot more work.)

Funny side note story. There is a reason that you should add the essential oils (EO) to the salts, then the salts to the bath and not just drop essential oils into your bath water then sit down. Ummm… EO’s float. If you’ve added them to the salt then the salt weighs it down to mix with the water. But let’s say you just add EO’s to your water then sit down…on top of the EO’s… ummm… it might make for an uncomfortable bath if you get what I’m saying.

#doyoudōTERRAdaily

How clean are your brushes?

Are your makeup brushes in need of some deep cleaning? This is one of the reasons that we have skin problems. We never think about cleaning our brushes. Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily” is a makeup brush cleanser that is super easy and only requires three simple ingredients.


Ingredients

2 tablespoons doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
5 drops Tea Tree oil
5 drops Grapefruit oil

Instructions

  1. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil and essential oils into a small bowl.
  2. Swirl your makeup brush in the Fractionated Coconut Oil mixture for 30 seconds, or until you see the makeup stored in your brush start to come out.
  3. Rub in a circular motion on the palm of hand to help get the makeup out.
  4. Rinse the brush under warm water. Gently squeeze brush bristles until clean, and the water runs clear. Note: Make sure to point the bristles down when running under water. Direct water contact may loosen the glue where the bristles are attached and shorten the life of your brushes.
  5. Let your newly cleaned makeup brushes dry on a towel for four hours, or until dry. Repeat once a month, or as needed.

And just because I like to have options, I thought you might like a few too…

To Sunblock Or Not To Sunblock…That Is The Question

There is so much in the news about sunblock being vital to avoid skin cancer and now we are hearing that sunblock is the reason for skin cancer, it is very hard to know what is true.

You can find research for both sides of the argument, so who do you believe? I really don’t have the answer for YOU ( I know what I prefer for my family) what I can do is post a few links that I’ve read and allow you to do your own deciding.

I can also tell you from my own experience you can’t believe that all natural sunblocks are actually all natural. Or just because the company adds words like clean, natural or even organic to their product or name of their company that it will be completely clean, natural or organic. I ended up with a chemical burn using Babyganics Kids SPF 50 Sunscreen Spray this winter when I went to Mexico. I have since discovered and app called “Think Dirty” That shows you rating on how clean and natural or how dirty and chemical laden your products are. This one gets an 8/10…you want to keep your numbers low to have a clean product.

Unfortunately I never got a before pic. This is when it was mostly healed

The other thing I can do is give you a recipe for a natural sunscreen that I’ve made, tried and tested it on my sensitive Minnesotan skin, and give it two enthusiastic thumbs up!

Here’s what you need: Grape Seed Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Lavender, Melaleuca, Sandalwood and Helichrysm Essential Oil. A 2 oz spray bottle and distilled water.

I actually did the whole blogger thing and took pics while I was making the blend. I was so proud of myself…well…most of them disappeared somewhere in the digital ether. So here you go just make it and you can take pics yourself if you really need all that LOL

I will tell you that I used this recipe and then went out with my boys paddleboarding for a few hours on a full sun, 90 degree day. I DID NOT BURN!!!! That was amazing! Now I will tell you that this recipe is NOT waterproof and I’m not sure how often to reapply yet. As I figure this stuff out I will let you know.

Now get out there and enjoy summer!