by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy
Last month I shared my new love for DoTerra Essential Oils. Since receiving my kit, I’ve been watching videos, taking online oil camp classes, and going to meetings to learn as much as I can. It sounds like a lot, but really it’s just another fun networking opportunity. Less than twenty minutes a day is all it takes to focus on one oil or blend, and learn the many ways it can be used.
In the past several years, I’ve learned to make bath scrubs, lip balm, soothing oil blends, and many other items. And who can forget SuperGirl’s recipe for lavender bath salts?
Just before I signed up last month, I went to a class on wellness. As we were leaving, our hostess gave each of us a small pine cone that looked more like flower, and asked which oils we’d like. She put a few drops of Elevation (a mood lifter) and Arborvitae (a purifying oil) on my cone and I left in my car for weeks. It was my own little air freshener without artificial fragrances.
See what I mean? Endless possibilities.
This past weekend I found these adorable jars shaped like beehives, so of course This Girl had to get them, right?! I think it goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway here) that I also grabbed up a box of epsom salts and smiled all the way home.
Here’s how easy it is to make a soothing bath soak: One cup epsom salts. Ten drops oil. For. Realz.
And the beautiful part is that you can blend several oils together. I like to choose complimentary oils to boost the effects. I made two separate salts. I like to call them my Bee Good to Myself Bath Salts.
The DoTerra blends of OnGuard and Serenity offer a relaxing aroma while purifying and sanitizing the local environment, offering protection against stress and illness.
AromaTouch and Breathe combine to open the airways and allow for peaceful breathing, giving relief to stressful holiday moments.
The oils can also be diffused, used topically (use a drop or two of fractionated coconut oil to enhance the absorption).
In the salts, just add the drops to the epsom salts, stir, and let sit. Add half a jar (or all of it) to warm running water for an aromatic and soothing bath.
Yup. It’s really all that simple. And really all that beneficial.
And because they’re so easy and inexpensive, they make great gifts.
How do you like to give the gift of relaxation through the holidays? [To others and yourself!]
With a peaceful heart and a happy house,
And Frankly, My Dear . . . : That’s all she wrote!