Sacred Self Care

Are you taking care of yourself darling?

It’s that time of year where we realize, as we are sharing our light and giving love to others, we also need to give love to ourselves. I wanted to share a couple fun DIY recipes with you for a day of self care and pampering. So pour yourself some wine, champagne, infused water, or green juice because it's time to take your self care to level 33! That's right!

I'm a big fan of being pampered, but sometimes I don't want to spend a fortune on it! These super savvy money saving recipes are sure to be a hit and I can’t wait to hear how you like them!

Peppermint Facial

Peppermint Facial Mask

Ingredients

-1 egg

-1 tsp Jojoba oil

-1 to 2 drops doTERRA Peppermint

Instructions

-Beat the egg with a whisk or a fork. and then mix in jojoba oil, and peppermint.

-Use your fingers to lightly apply the mixture to the face, avoiding your eyes and surrounding area.

-Leave on the mask for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with cool water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Lavender Foot Bath

Lavender Foot Bath

Ingredients

-Large bowl or basin for soaking your feet

-warm water

-1 tsp powdered milk

-3 to 5 drops doTERRA Lavender

-dried or fresh flowers

-crystals of your choice

Instructions

-Fill a basin big enough for hands or your feet with warm water

-Mix powdered milk and essential oil together in a small dish.

-Add mixture to the water basin and stir

-Add in any fresh or dried flowers, or crystals

-Soak tootsies for 10-15 minutes, or longer if you just cant get enough!

I like to think my self care is pretty on point, but sometimes going the extra mile makes an even bigger difference. Is there anything you have been dying to read? Maybe take a trip to your local library and borrow that book that’s been on your mind. Uplevel that foot bath to a full blown zen bath and read in the tub! I’m always game for a decadent soak and a good read!

While you’re thinking of things that light you up, maybe you want to journal on it. If you’re not sure what lights you up on the self care spectrum, peruse the pages of Essential Goddess, and discover your favorite flavor of Self Care. Since you’re at it, why not mix up some magic in your diffuser with a brand new diffuser blend?

Sacred Self Love

I hope that you decide to make yourself a priority and give yourself the gift of Sacred Self Love. There is no one on earth who knows you better, understands you more, and wants you to succeed more than you do, dear.

Basil

Basil is a culinary must-have that has been used to enhance the taste of food of cultures across the world. This herb is part of the mint family and is great for adding a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrées. Though Basil oil is known for its culinary benefits; it also has a variety of uses for both the mind and the body.

The basil plant and Basil oil is rich with linalool, a naturally occurring chemical, which is beneficial in decreasing feelings of tension when applied to the temples and reducing anxious feelings when diffused. Diffusing Basil oil can also help to promote a sense of mental alertness and focus. This well-rounded essential oil is a great addition to a kitchen, study area, office, or travel bag for on-the-go convenience.

Diffusing Basil oil has many powerful benefits and can be used to improve a variety of different situations. Basil oil has the capability to promote a sense of mental alertness and lessen anxious feelings when diffused. Try bringing your diffuser and Basil oil to work with you and then diffuse it when you are feeling tense or are at the end of a long work day and are seeking feelings of relief. If you or someone you know is having difficulty focusing when studying or reading, diffuse Basil oil to promote a sense of focus and mental alertness.

If you are looking for a great Basil oil diffuser blend, try combining Lime, Bergamot, and Peppermint with Basil. This blend will not only give you the benefits of Basil oil, it will also provide you with an invigorating aroma that will positively affect your mood with stimulating and refreshing properties.

Basil oil is a wonderful way to spice up a variety of meals—especially Italian meals. From creamy pastas to your favorite orzotto, don’t forget to add an herbal kick by incorporating Basil oil into your Italian cuisines. The Basil plant is a commonly used herb in cooking because of its flavorful benefits. By adding a drop of Basil oil to your meals, you can create a culinary masterpiece that will be tasty and refreshing.

Looking for another recipe to try? Try this Mushroom basil Fettuccine!

The flavor in this easy pasta comes in large part from Crimini mushrooms and toasted pine nuts, subtly influenced by just a bit of Basil and Black Pepper oil. You may be asking why we use the essential oils in this recipe when the plant and spice are both so readily available in the store. The answer is simple: for their internal benefits. The Basil essential oil supports your nervous system and cardiovascular health, while Black Pepper essential oil can help support health circulation and contains important antioxidants.* As an added bonus, if made with egg-free noodles this dish makes a great vegan meal.

Ingredients 4 servings fettuccine noodles 3 garlic cloves, minced ½ onion, chopped Sea salt, to taste 300–350 grams brown mushrooms (Italian or Crimini) 1 drop Basil oil 1 drop Black Pepper oil 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons pine nuts Fresh basil leaves, to garnish Instructions

  1. Using a damp paper towel, wipe each mushroom to remove any dirt, or lightly rinse the mushrooms with cool water and pat dry with paper towels. Do not soak the mushrooms as they will retain too much water to cook properly.

  2. Chop onion, and mince garlic. Cut mushrooms by trimming and discarding thin slices from the end of the stems. Slice the mushroom from top to stem to your desired thickness.

  3. Cook pasta according to package instructions in salted water.

  4. As pasta is cooking, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a pan. Roast onion and mushrooms in the heated oil for about 10 minutes, or until mushrooms are golden and the onion is clear and soft. Add garlic about 2 minutes before lowering heat, watching carefully so as not to burn. Remove from heat.

  5. In another pan, toast pine nuts until golden.

  6. Once pasta is al dente, drain. Mix together 1 tablespoon olive oil with 1 drop Basil and 1 drop Black Pepper oil. Pour oil mixture over noodles, and toss until evenly coated.

  7. Add mushrooms, onions, garlic, and pine nuts to the noodles and mix until combined. Salt to taste.

  8. Serve hot, topped with fresh basil.

Tips: Add red pepper flakes for more color and heat.

Charcoal Lemonade

Summer time is creeping up on us, and let me tell you, I am excited! Summer is one of my favorite times of the year, because I love making lemonade! So of course, I just had to share this happy new addition to my mushroom arsenal with you today. A lemonade that could actually make you feel better, not worse? The Mushroom Lemonade with Charcoal & Chaga is your occasional, all-in-one support for digestion, skin wellbeing, and detox! Free from the sugar-packed ingredients of a typical lemonade, this jet-black powder combines the antioxidant properties of chaga with activated charcoal for digestive support and lemon to assist hydration and skin wellbeing, to help you glow from the inside out.

Why pair charcoal, chaga, and lemon? Think of these ingredients as the three amigos – supporting detox, digestion, and skin wellbeing in tandem. Chaga supports immune function and gut wellbeing and is rich in antioxidant properties. Activated charcoal is a popular ingredient often used to support detox and lemon is beloved for hydration and digestive support often touted for its use to support skin wellbeing. These three ingredients are incredible all on their own. Pair them together and you have a body-loving force.

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It’s the easiest – and tastiest – way to occasionally realign your habits and feel good from the inside out! With a touch of sugar-free sweetness from monk fruit and acerola for additional vitamin C, we’ve created a super-charged lemonade without sugar. Keep in mind that this Lemonade is not for use by children. Consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, lactating, taking medication, have a medical condition or are planning a surgery. Do not take at the same time as medications or supplements, as charcoal may reduce their effectiveness. Keep out of reach of children.

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Tangerine

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Tangerine has easily become one of my favorite essential oils. Not only is it a wonderfully refreshing oil, but it is also soothing to muscles and joints! Who would have thought, right? Let's dive in and take a look at some of the wonderful ways you can use Tangerine Essential Oil.

Tangerine has a long history of use in Chinese culture and herbal health practices. The essential oil supports healthy digestion and metabolism. Tangerine has a sweet, tangy aroma, similar to other citrus oils, that is uplifting. Tangerine is known for its cleansing properties, and for supporting a healthy immune and respiratory system. Tangerine essential oil can be used to help soothe anxious feelings and manage stress. A popular and flavorful addition to desserts and drinks—from water to fruit smoothies—Tangerine can be used in any recipe calling for citrus fruits.

Tangerine fruit grows on the Citrus reticulata tree, an evergreen that bears bright orange, sweet citrus fruit and white flowers. Because of the sweet scent and taste of the tangerine fruit, it is commonly used for desserts, beverages, and spreads. The tangerine fruit is also frequently eaten plain, because it is easy to peel and considered a juicy, delicious snack. Tangerine essential oil is taken from the peel or rind of the tangerine fruit through the process of cold expression. While the process of steam distillation uses heat to extract essential oils from plants, the process of cold pressing extracts the oil from the rind of the fruit.

Uses

  • Add 2–3 drops as a flavoring in cake and cookie recipes

  • Add 1–2 drops in water, smoothies, teas, or lemonade for flavoring

  • To energize and uplift mood, place 1–2 drops in the palm of your hand, rub together, and cup over the nose and mouth for 30 seconds or diffuse throughout the room

  • Apply to flex points or abdomen to promote feelings of happiness. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize sensitivity if needed

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy digestion and metabolism

  • Cleansing and purifying

  • Supports a healthy immune system

  • Aroma uplifts mood

The sweet flavor of Tangerine oil comes in handy when you want to add a tangy kick to baked goods. Consider adding two to three drops of the oil to your favorite cake, cookie, or scone recipes, and enjoy the sweet, exhilarating flavor that Tangerine oil can bring to your most beloved sweet treat. For a deilicious recipe that uses Tangerine essential oil, check out these Tangerine Cranberry Scones. Whether for breakfast, brunch, tea, or dessert, these delightful indulgences are just the ticket.

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Tangerine Cranberry Scones

Ingredients

Scones 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt| 4 tablespoons salted butter, cubed 1 tablespoon grated tangerine zest 1 cup chopped dried cranberries ¾ cup plus 4 tablespoons heavy cream

Glaze 1 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon grated tangerine zest 1 tablespoon tangerine juice 3 drops Tangerine oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large glass bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, and salt. Cut the butter into the mixture using a pastry cutter or fingers until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Add the tangerine zest and dried cranberries.

  3. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and add ¾ cup of the heavy cream. Mix the dough together. It should have a slightly dry texture, but not crumbly. Add an additional one to two tablespoons of heavy cream if the dough seems too dry.

  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it for one minute. Form the dough into a round one-inch thick, and use a knife or a pizza cutter to cut the round into eight equal wedges. Arrange the wedges in a round, but about one inch apart, on the baking sheet.

  5. Brush the wedges with four tablespoons heavy cream and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the scones are golden and the edges are lightly toasted.

  6. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, tangerine zest, orange juice, and Tangerine essential oil in a glass bowl. Drizzle on top of the warm scones.

Tip: Serve the scones warm.

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Essential oils like Tangerine that have high levels of the monoterpene limonene are often known for their ability to have stimulating and enhancing effects on mood. The stimulating and mood-enhancing effects of tangerine can be experienced by using the oil aromatically—diffusing or inhaling the essential oil. When found in essential oils, limonene is also known for its cleansing and purifying properties, which makes it helpful for cleansing surfaces around the home.

As a sweet, citrus essential oil, Tangerine blends well with a variety of oils for diffusion. When you want to embrace the scents of fall, consider blending Tangerine oil with warm, spicy oils like Cinnamon Bark or Clove. You can also blend Tangerine oil with other citrus oils like Bergamot or Lemon for a bright, uplifting aroma. The tangy scent of Tangerine essential oil can also blend well with mint essential oils like Peppermint or Spearmint.

Did you know that Tangerine was such a versatile essential oil? I can't wait to hear how you plan to use Tangerine in your health and wellness routine!

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Matcha for Wellness

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Did you know that in Japanese "cha" means green tea, and "ma" means powder, thus matcha translates literally as "powdered green tea". Sometimes it's the simple things in Life. Preparation and consumption of matcha entered mainstream culture through the Zen Buddhists, who were very aware of its meditational benefits, which brought them a greater sense of clarity and well-being and I'm so excited to share my favorite Matcha with you!

I'm super obsessed with Four Sigmatic's Mushroom Matcha! And no... it doesn't taste like mushrooms! What's unique about Four Sigmatic Mushroom Matcha?

  • It has 1 gram of dual extracted Lion's Mane per serving

  • It's organic, ceremonial grade matcha

  • There's 250mg of organic ginger per serving

  • You can make it hot, cold or even mix it in your ice cream!

In addition to the brain health, memory, and creative benefits associated with both matcha and Lion's Mane, they've included the powerful adaptogen astragalus to protect your body from stress, and a hint of ginger to improve digestion and flavor.

Matcha tea's vibrant green color comes from chlorophyll, nature's best detoxifier that helps to cleanse our bodies at molecular levels by increasing our blood's ability to deliver oxygen and other nutrients to our cells. I'll definitely drink to that!

If you're looking to curb your daily coffee intake, matcha is a superb choice for the morning or afternoon. While matcha contains caffeine, it also contains L-theanine, a relaxing amino acid, resulting in a feeling of balanced energy for your whole body. There aren't many drinks out there that can make you feel energetic, calm, and focused all at the same time but Mushroom Matcha is pretty much, everyday magic.

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TrimShake

If you love making shakes and smoothies at home, you are going to love this! dōTERRA Slim & Sassy TrimShake is a convenient and delicious weight management shake mix that provides essential nutrients and only 70 calories per serving! Blended with water or nonfat dairy, almond, rice, or soy milk, TrimShake can be used as part of a weight-loss strategy of reducing daily caloric intake and burning fat stores through exercise.

A lean, trim body composition is a reflection of a healthy lifestyle that includes eating right and staying physically active. Eating right means eating appropriate quantities and eating quality foods that include a healthy ratio of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and vitamins and minerals. A healthy diet of fresh, whole fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy proteins provides the body with the resources it needs for energy production, growth, and immune and other metabolic functions.

Too much food can be unhealthy. Fat cells function as the body’s energy storage units. Excess calories not converted to energy or used as building blocks for growth and repair can be converted to lipids and stored in fat cells. When the body has used other more readily available energy stores, fat cells release stored lipids as fuel for energy metabolism. Maintaining a lean body composition requires storing fewer excess calories in fat cells and increasing the release of calories stored in fat cells to be used for energy production. In other words, to keep fit and trim, we need to eat less and exercise more. We also need to eat smarter.

Slim & Sassy TrimShake includes the patented weight-loss ingredient EssentraTrim®†, which research has shown to help manage cortisol—a stress hormone associated with fat storage in the abdomen, hips, and thighs. Slim & Sassy TrimShake also includes Solathin, a special protein extract from natural food sources that supports an increased feeling of satiety. Available in natural chocolate and vanilla flavors, TrimShake blends well with water or milk and provides 8 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber per serving.

Primary Benefits

  • Provides a convenient low-fat, low-sodium, low-calorie, sugar-free, lean alternative that is a good source of fiber for individuals trying to lose fat or maintain a lean body composition through calorie reduction and exercise
  • Helps manage the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which is associated with the accumulation of fat, particularly around the stomach, hips, and thighs
  • May help control stress-induced appetite, overeating, and carbohydrate cravings
  • May help support blood sugar levels already in the normal range and enhance energy levels while helping to alleviate fatigue commonly associated with dieting and exercise

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Directions for Use

Blend one scoop of shake mix in 1/2 cup of almond, rice, or soy milk, or water until smooth and creamy. Also blends well with fruits and vegetables. For unique flavor options, blend one drop of your favorite doTERRA essential oil in shake. Serve chilled.

Vegan Option- V Shake

The decision to eat vegetarian or vegan is a lifestyle that is gaining popularity and is a huge commitment. Everyone needs to eat the proper ratios of nutrients to maintain a healthy weight and the decision to eat vegan makes it a bit more difficult. There are plenty of whey-based diet shakes on the market, but not as many that cater to vegan-minded people.  dōTERRA Slim & Sassy V Shake is a convenient, completely vegan-friendly, delicious weight management shake mix that provides essential nutrients and only 74 calories per serving. V Shake blends well with water or rice, soy or almond milk and provides 7 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving.

Are you excited to try TrimShake or V Shake? Let me know in the comments which one you are most excited to try!

DIY Christmas Ornament Crafts

Everyone can use some extra peace and tranquility this holiday season. Give the gift of relaxation through essential oils. Today I am sharing two different Essential Oil Ornament Recipes that are Sure to please your friends and Family!

DIY Bath Salt Ornaments

Disguise an aromatherapy Epsom salt bath treatment as a festive Christmas ornament! When it's not decorating your tree, this ornament will double as a therapeutic addition to your warm bath. Just take the top off and pour it in. Customize the color and aroma of each ornament for everyone on your Christmas list!

IngredientsRound plastic ornaments1 cup Epsom salt (you may need more or less depending on the size of your ornament)5–10 drops favorite doTERRA essential oil Instructions

  1. Mix desired amount of Epsom salt in bowl and add some skin-safe colorant if desired
  2. Add dried herbs or flower petals to mixture for color and added aroma
  3. Add the essential oils of your choice; mix well
  4. Add the bath salt to plastic ornaments until full
  5. Once full, put the top of ornament back on
  6. When ready to use, add desired amount to warm bath

DIY Salt Dough Aromatherapy Ornaments

Adding a personal touch to your presents has never been easier with these aromatherapy salt dough ornaments and gift tags. These ornaments can be given as a wrapping accessory on a present and can then easily be transformed into an ornament for your friends and family to enjoy for many years to come. You can even add essential oils to the ornaments to add some aromatherapy elements. There are multiple ways to decorate, too. You can stamp on an image, paint it, or leave it plain. Either way, your friends and family will love and adore this homemade gift. Ingredients4 cups all-purpose flour1 cup salt1 ½ cups warm waterFavorite doTERRA essential oils Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Pour flour, salt, and warm water into large bowl.
  3. Using your hands, knead until all ingredients are well-incorporated and dough is smooth.
  4. If mixture is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until dough comes together.
  5. Roll out dough on floured surface until ¼ inch thick.
  6. Using cookie cuters, cut out desired shapes and place on cookie sheet  lined with parchment paper.
  7. Using a drinking straw or toothpick, make a hole in top of ornament for threading string.
  8. Place in oven until hard, approximately 1 hour.
  9. Once hard, remove from oven and cool.
  10. Decorate with paint, string, or glitter. Add essential oils by placing one drop on each ornament and allow it to soak in.

Tip: Add some decoration to your ornaments by stamping them. Just place stamp on ink and carefully place on ornament to transfer design before they dry. Note: Baking the ornament will turn the dough slightly brown and may "puff" up some of the ornaments. If you prefer, you can also air dry the ornaments for 2–3 days to help the ornaments remain white and flat.

DIY Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Looking for a festive and fun way to spread Christmas cheer? Try this fun DIY Candy Cane Scrub made with Peppermint essential oil! This scrub takes only a few ingredients and can easily be customized with your favorite colors and essential oils! If you are wanting to make your own gifts to exchange this year, I can promise this will put you on Santa's Nice list! Ingredients¾ cup white sugar½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil 12 drops Peppermint oil Skin safe food coloring Tip: In place of white sugar, you could use sea salt. In place of Fractionated Coconut Oil you could use almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil.  Instructions

  1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.
  2. Divide mixture equally into two bowls.
  3. In one bowl, add red skin safe food coloring.
  4. Layer red and white scrub to create a ‘candy cane’ effect.

Let me know how yours turns out! Merry Christmas!

Lemongrass

Grown by family farmers in Southern India, lemongrass produces a smoky, citrus essential oil that offers a variety of benefits to the user. For years, lemongrass has been used in Asian cuisine for soups, teas, curries, and seafood. However, the uses for Lemongrass oil extend far beyond the kitchen. With a pungent aroma, Lemongrass essential oil is a favorite for massage, offers purifying benefits for the skin, and promotes a positive outlook. It can also support healthy digestion when used internally. Whether applied topically, used aromatically, or taken internally, the uses and benefits of Lemongrass oil are widely diverse.

One way to experience the benefits of Lemongrass essential oil is by diffusing the oil in your diffuser at home. Consider diffusing Lemongrass oil when you want to overpower feelings of nervousness, or eliminate mental fatigue. Diffusing Lemongrass essential oil can also help promote a positive outlook and heighten your awareness. Another benefit of diffusing Lemongrass is the refreshing, herbaceous aroma of the oil. If you want to experience the aromatic benefits of Lemongrass essential oil but don’t have time to diffuse it, place one drop in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, and inhale softly for up to 30 seconds or longer as desired.

The aldehydes in Lemongrass essential oil also make Lemongrass useful for naturally repelling insects. Diffusing Lemongrass oil or even using it topically can help keep bugs away. Diffuse Lemongrass essential oil inside or outside on your porch or patio to keep away mosquitos and bugs. If you are worried about keeping bugs off of your body, rub or spritz Lemongrass oil on your skin before you go outside.

Did you know that Lemongrass essential oil can help support healthy digestion when taken internally? The chemical makeup of Lemongrass includes aldehydes, which are known for their ability to maintain healthy gastrointestinal function when ingested. To reap these benefits, add a few drops of Lemongrass to your food or beverages to add flavor and provide dietary support. You can also place a few drops in a doTERRA Veggie Capsule to promote healthy digestive function. You can even combine Lemongrass essential oil with Peppermint oil in a capsule to support healthy gastrointestinal function and maintain healthy digestion.

Since Lemongrass is a soothing oil, it is commonly used for massage. The refreshing aroma combined with the oil’s soothing properties make it a popular choice for massage therapy. It also holds purifying benefits for the skin, making it a desirable oil to use during massage sessions. If you use Lemongrass essential oil for massage, dilute it with a carrier oil like doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil. Apply the diluted oil to muscles and joints for a soothing sensation that makes for a tranquil massage. The soothing properties of Lemongrass oil also make it helpful for the body after physical activity. Consider applying Lemongrass essential oil topically where needed after a hard workout to utilize the soothing properties of the oil. You can also dilute Lemongrass and apply it after a long run for a refreshing feeling. No matter what kind of workout you choose, Lemongrass oil can help soothe the body after exertion during physical activity.

Possibly one of the most common uses for Lemongrass is in culinary settings. For many years, Lemongrass has been a common ingredient to add flavor to Asian soups, curries, beef, fish, teas, and more. It is also widely used in baked goods or candies in the food industry because of its distinct flavor. If you want to utilize the powerful flavor of Lemongrass essential oil, consider adding a few drops to entrees or meat dishes. Looking for an essential oil recipe that uses Lemongrass oil?

Warm and satisfying, this soup is great for any occasion.

Coconut Lemongrass Red Lentil Soup

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 large onions, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped or pressed
  • 1 tablespoons fresh ginger root, minced
  • 1–2 drops Lemongrass essential oil
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 4 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups dried red lentils
  • 4–6 handfuls baby spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Tip: Add some brown sugar for a sweeter curry taste.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat coconut oil over medium heat; add onion, garlic, and fresh ginger. Cook until onion is translucent then add carrots and sauté 5–7 minutes.
  2. Add tomato paste, curry powder, and red pepper flakes; cook for another 1–2 minutes stirring constantly until all vegetables are coated and flavors combined.
  3.  Add vegetable broth, coconut milk, diced tomatoes, and lentils. Cover and bring to a boil on medium high heat; reduce to simmer (low heat).
  4. Add Lemongrass essential oil and cook for approx. 30 minutes until lentils are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add spinach and stir until wilted.
  6. Garnish with 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro and 1 tablespoon sour cream.

How do you plan to use Lemongrass? Let me know!

Spearmint

Spearmint, scientifically known as Mentha spicata, is a perennial plant that has been used for centuries for its health-supporting properties and pleasant flavor. In the Middle Ages, spearmint was scattered on the floor to get rid of rodents and encourage good health. Aside from its refreshing and commonly recognized flavor, Spearmint has a wide range of impressive benefits. You’ve most likely experienced spearmint flavor in candy, toothpaste, chewing gum, or tea! I love Spearmint Essential Oil, as it is versatile and smells so refreshing!

It’s sweet, refreshing aroma helps evoke a positive mood. The Spearmint plant, Mentha spicata, is an herbaceous perennial that is a member of the Lamiaceae plant family. This plant is characterized by its ovate to lanceolate dark green leaves, and its terminal spikes wherefrom grow tiny, lilac, pink, and white flowers.

When taken internally, this essential oil has an ability to ease occasional stomach upset and support overall digestive health. Try using some Spearmint oil to brighten up your day. Spearmint oil consists of chemical components such as carvone and limonene. These organic constituents have energizing and uplifting properties. Use Spearmint oil topically or aromatically to receive the mood uplifting benefits of these components. Compared to Peppermint, Spearmint is a gentler option to use on children and those with sensitive skin.

One of the strongest benefits of Spearmint oil is that it promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset. When experiencing periodic stomach discomfort or after eating a large meal, dilute one drop of Spearmint oil in 4 fl. oz of liquid and drink. Spearmint oil can also be taken internally by dropping the oil into a Veggie Capsule and ingesting. Before leaving your house for the day, apply Spearmint essential oil to your toothbrush before you brush your teeth. Once you’ve bushed your teeth, you will be ready to take on the day with fresh breath and a hint of mint in your mouth. Spearmint oil is an ideal essential oil to incorporate in oral care routines due to its ability to freshen breath and cleanse the mouth. I do this daily, and boy let me tell you, it certainly gives you an extra little kick and super fresh breath!

After reading or studying for long amounts of time, use Spearmint essential oil topically to help promote a sense of focus. Diffusing Spearmint oil will also help promote a sense of focus and will help uplift mood. For the best diffuser results, place three to four drops of Spearmint oil into the diffuser of your choice and enjoy the minty aroma as it elevates your mind and mood.

Tangerine and Spearmint Garbage Disposal Refreshers

Don’t live with stinky garbage disposals any more. These Tangerine and Spearmint Garbage Disposal Refreshers clean and deodorize your garbage disposal in one easy use.

Ingredients: 2 cups baking soda 1 cup salt ½ cup water ¼ cup liquid castile soap (any scent) 15 drops Tangerine or Wild Orange oil 15 drops Spearmint oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine baking soda and salt into bowl.
  2. Add castile soap and essential oil into mixture.
  3. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time while stirring with hands until it forms into the consistency of "damp sand." It should stay together when you press it together. If you add too much water just add some more baking soda and salt until the consistency is right.
  4. Pack mixture tightly into a small silicone mold. If you don’t have a silicone mold, just grab a tablespoon measurement device and scoop packed spoonfuls onto parchment paper.
  5. Let mixture dry for 24 hours or until hard.
  6. Put into glass jar and use the next time you do dishes! Just place 1–2 refreshers into the garbage disposal and turn it on. You will immediately smell the refreshing and cleansing aroma.

This also makes for a wonderful craft to make together with the kiddos! I always love getting my son Daen involved in anyway I can, so that he can learn by doing! Since we homeschool, I find this is a great science lesson, and of course it involves kids getting their hands into things!

Emotionally, Spearmint encourages us to be confident, promotes a sense of clarity and courage, and helps us with communicating clearly. This aligns with and helps to open the throat chakra, and encourages you to speak your truth.

Are you a fan of Spearmint? Let me know if you plan to add this oil to your arsenal!

Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is in 2 days, and I'm sure you are still looking for some delicious recipes to whip up! doTERRA has so many amazing recipes and I'm stoked to share these with you today! You're going to have everyone wanting to spend Thanksgiving with you after they taste these beauties!

Citrus & Herb Butter Roasted Turkey

Ingredients:

Citrus & Herb Butter

  • 4 drops Wild Orange essential oil
  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

For the Turkey

  • 14–16 pound turkey, thawed
  • ½ large orange, cut in two wedges
  • 1 lemon, cut in quarters
  • ½ large granny smith apple, cut in two wedges
  • 1 garlic head, cut in half
  • 5 sprigs of sage
  • 5 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary

Instructions:

For the Butter

  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and stir together thoroughly. Set aside.

For the Turkey

  1. Preheat oven to 500° F
  2. Rinse turkey inside and out. Pat skin dry and place in a roasting rack inside a large roasting pan. Stuff the cavity of the bird with the orange, lemon, apple, garlic, and herbs.
  3. Tuck wing tips under the turkey.
  4. Use fingers to carefully loosen skin around the entire bird. Take ¼ of the butter mixture and rub it, thoroughly, under skin making sure to coat as much of the turkey as possible. Brush remaining butter mixture over skin, making sure to cover the entire turkey.
  5. Sprinkle breast and legs with salt and pepper and tie legs together with kitchen twine.
  6. Roast turkey on the lowest rack at 500 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn oven down to 350 degrees and insert probe thermometer into the thickest part of the breast. Cook until thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  7. Note: Cooking time depends on the size of the turkey.
  8. Remove from oven and cover with foil. Let turkey rest for approximately 30 minutes before carving.

Sweet & Spicy Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 10-ounce bag fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ⅓ cup honey or white sugar
  • 3 drops Wild Orange essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine ingredients, excluding Wild Orange essential oil, into a saucepan.
  2. Bring up to boil and then lower temperature to a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool. Add Wild Orange essential oil. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Honey Thyme Roasted Carrots

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds carrots peeled, tops removed
  • ¼ cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 drop Thyme essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F
  2. Grease a baking sheet. Add carrots to center of pan. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together ingredients and pour over carrots. Toss until evenly coated. Lay carrots in a single layer. Bake for 30–45 minutes, until fork tender. Stir after 20 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 13.5-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 drop Cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops Clove essential oil
  • 2 drops Ginger essential oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pre baked pie crust

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F
  2. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour into a par baked pie crust in a 10-inch round pan.
  3. Bake for 27 minutes
  4. Note: It will look underdone at this time, don’t worry. Refrigerate at least
  5. hours uncovered. Pie will thicken and “set.”
  6. Top with fresh whipped cream.

Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving, full of Gratitude, Friendship, and Love!

Fresh Tropical Smoothie

No matter what time of year it is, I am always down for a nice fresh, tropical smoothie! This recipe is super easy, and of course can be enjoyed as a healthy treat, or tweaked into an alcoholic beverage. Whatever floats your boat, I definitely think you will enjoy this!

Ingredients

1 scoop vanilla TrimShake1 cup unsweetened original almond milk½ cup frozen pineapple½ cup frozen mango½ cup coconut Greek yogurt (or a yogurt of your choice)1 banana2 drops Wild Orange Essential Oil

Directions

  1. Blend until smooth.

And that's it! Play around with this recipe, using other fruits, and berries too! There are so many healthy ways to treat yourself! I can't wait to hear what you come up with!

Ginger

Ginger is best known as a digestive aid and for helping to ease occasional indigestion and nausea. This oil is much more versatile than you may imagine, and I can't wait to dive into it today! Ginger essential oil can be applied topically or inhaled to help reduce feelings of nausea. During a long car ride, diffuse or place a drop of ginger in the palm of your hand and inhale. I love adding 2 drops of Ginger to my Good Girl Moonshine! 

The warm, earthy nature of Ginger essential oil makes it useful for massage. When you want a stimulating or warming massage, dilute Ginger oil with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil and apply topically. Due to its chemical makeup, Ginger oil is known as a soothing essential oil. Essential oils like Ylang Ylang and Myrrh oil share similar chemical components with Ginger oil, and are also known for their soothing properties.

Like these all-too-short autumn days, this diffuser blend is rooted in earth rhythms (Sandalwood, Ginger) and full of bright, uplifting bright sunshine (Elevation, Ginger).

Autumn Elevation diffuser blend:

  • 4 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 drop Ginger
  • 2 drops Elevation

For centuries, ginger has been an integral ingredient in many recipes, particularly for Asian dishes. When you want to add the sweet, spicy flavor of ginger to a meal, you can simply use Ginger essential oil in the place of whole ginger in your favorite recipes. For an exotic meal featuring Ginger oil, try this recipe for Steamed Shellfish in Aromatic Asian Broth, which combines the powerful flavors of Ginger, Lime, Black Pepper, and Coriander oil.

Ginger oil is also very useful for baked goods like ginger snaps, banana bread, pies, and more. If you are looking for a Ginger essential oil recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth, take a look at our recipe for Mini Pumpkin Pies. This is the perfect recipe for the holidays, and uses the warm, spicy flavors of Clove, Ginger, and Cassia oil to put a twist on a traditional dessert.

Get to the store and gather the ingredients for these skewers immediately--you'll be glad you did. Lemon and Ginger essential oils give just the right something to push this already marvelous recipe to star status. These Shrimp and Mango Skewers (and we don't say this lightly) are sure to become a tried and true favorite.

Health Highlights:

  • Shrimp: Low in calories and high in protein, shrimp can give us important nutrients like vitamin B, and even antioxidants. The antioxidants found in shrimp can help combat free radicals reduce inflammation. When you are looking for a source of protein that contains a small amount of fat and an impressive amount of nutrients, shrimp should be your go-to.
  • Coconut Milk: Often used as a substitute for cow’s milk, coconut milk not only tastes delicious, but it includes key vitamins and minerals like vitamin C and E, as well as iron and calcium. While coconuts tend to contain a lot of fat, they include fatty acids like lauric acid, which may help to protect the body from harmful viruses or infections when consumed.
  • Mangoes: As a wholesome fruit, mangoes are a smart addition to any recipe. With plenty of fiber, folic acid, and vitamin A, eating a mango can provide several health benefits. The amounts of vitamin A in mangoes can help support healthy growth in your bones, while the fiber in mangoes are helpful for promoting proper digestion. Whether you enjoy a plain mango for breakfast, or add some fresh mango to a recipe like our shrimp skewers, this fruit can provide you with important nutrients you need for the day.

Ginger Shrimp & Mango Skewers with Paleo Crema

Prep time: 1 hour

Cook time: 5 mins

Total time: 1 hour 5 mins

Serves: 2-6 For the Shrimp

Marinade:

  • 1 pound shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined with tails cut off
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2-1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 full lemon's worth of zest
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 drop Ginger essential oil
  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 3 heaping tablespoons fresh, chopped cilantro
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

For the Skewers:

  • 2 mangoes
  • Wooden skewers, soaked for at least an hour before grilling so they don't burn

For the Crema:

  • Half a tin of full-fat coconut milk (if you have coconut cream that works great too!)
  • All of the juice from the zested lemon
  • 2 drops Lemon essential oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 heaping tablespoons fresh, chopped cilantro

For garnish:

  • 3 heaping tablespoons of fresh, chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Start with the shrimp. Put all ingredients for Shrimp marinade into a gallon-sized plastic bag and shake mixture until evenly coated. Leave shrimp to marinate for 1-24 hours.
  2. Begin marinating skewers at least one hour in advance of grilling.
  3. The crema can be made hours in advance or right before grilling. Put all of the crema ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Before you are ready to begin grilling, cut mangoes into chunks and thread the skewers, alternating shrimp and mango.
  5. On a hot grill, cook the skewers for 2-3 minutes per side, leaving the skewer alone until you flip it so you can get those gorgeous grill marks. The most common way to to ruin shrimp is to overcook it. Watch it carefully.
  6. Put skewers on a serving platter, drizzle with loads of crema and cilantro, and watch the oohs and ahhs turn into mmmms of delight as they are devoured.

Note: Add greens and slivered almonds or cashews to this recipe to create a lovely salad!

Share with me how you are using your Ginger Essential Oil!

Cardamom

Known as the “queen of spices” in the cooking world, Cardamom is a popular spice used around the globe in a variety of dishes. While cardamom is a flavorful, distinctive spice, the essential oil that comes from cardamom seeds has uses that reach far beyond the kitchen. With calming and soothing properties, Cardamom essential oil can ease digestion, promote feelings of clear breathing, alleviate stomach discomfort, and more.

The chemical makeup of Cardamom essential oil makes it a calming oil—allowing it to provide soothing effects for the digestive system when ingested. Cardamom oil can be used to slow down muscle contractions in the intestines and to ease bowel looseness, which is why it is commonly taken to aid in digestion. Consider taking Cardamom oil internally when experiencing occasional feelings of stomach discomfort, or after over-indulging at dinner. When taken internally, it is best to dilute one drop of Cardamom oil in 4 oz. of liquid.

Freshly ground Cardamom seeds are used widely in the culinary world; you can use Cardamom oil in place of cardamom seeds to enhance the flavor of many recipes. The minty flavor and scent of Cardamom has made it a popular ingredient in traditional Indian sweets and teas. It is also used in curry dishes due to its warm, spicy aroma and flavor. As a companion to coffees, teas, sauces, and pastries, Cardamom is truly “queen of the spices.” Next time you are cooking, consider adding Cardamom oil to breads, smoothies, meats, and salads to enrich food flavor and to aid digestion.

Through Co-Impact Sourcing®, doTERRA ensures the quality and efficiency of the harvesting and distillation process that the cardamom seeds undergo. Close relationships with growers and distillers in Guatemala allow doTERRA to produce a high quality, potent oil through a proprietary distillation process.

Looking for a way to use Cardamom in the kitchen? This Cardamom essential oil recipe with molasses and oatmeal will be your new favorite once you give it a try!

Hearty Cardamom Oatmeal-Molasses Rolls

Even if you think you don't have time to make bread, you do for these delicious mouthfuls! While they require two rises, the actual prep time is small and the steps are straightforward. The rolls have just a touch of sweetness from the molasses, a hint of spice from the Cardamom essential oil, a subtle crunch from the sunflower seeds and oats, and nuttiness from the whole wheat flour. Whether for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or New Year's Eve, we know you and your family will adore our Hearty Cardamom Oatmeal-Molasses Rolls.

Health Highlights

  • Sunflower Seeds: Vitamin E and folate are two nutrients in sunflower seeds that can help reduce cardiovascular health risks. Sunflower seed also contain magnesium which has been known to support a healthy mood and uplift individuals suffering from depression.
  • Rolled Oats: Oats are a good source of fiber and can aid in lowering bad cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that a diet including whole-grains, like Oats, can be helpful in lowering blood pressure.
  • Molasses: This syrup has proven to be a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals in the blood stream and are powerful components that can reduce free radical damage in the body.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (dark or light is fine)
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cups rolled oats, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup Kerrygold Irish butter, cut into cubes (Besides being cruelty-free, the higher fat content in the Irish butter makes the rolls flakier, and counteracts the muddiness whole wheat flour can sometimes add)
  • 2 tablespoons unsulphured molasses
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal + 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4-1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 tablespoons melted butter for brushing tops of rolls
  • Makes 12 rolls- we recommend doubling the recipe!

Directions:

  1. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm water with a pinch of sugar. Let stand until bubbly. If it doesn’t get bubbly, throw it out and get some new yeast.
  2. Scald milk (we just put ours in the microwave) then add it to the butter in your mixing bowl. When butter has melted, add brown sugar, rolled oats, sunflower seeds, molasses, and salt. Blend thoroughly and cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add flax + 3 tablespoons of water and mix well. Add two drops of Cardamom essential oil. Add the yeast and mix to incorporate it. Then mix in the wheat flour and 1 ½ cups of the all-purpose flour. Add what you need to of the remaining ½ cup of flour until the dough loses its sheen. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Leave the dough in its bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of two hours. It can sit overnight as well. Don't be alarmed if it doesn't look like it has risen; it doesn't rise a lot.
  5. Turn out the chilled dough on a floured work surface and knead or fold and turn the dough slightly. Cut dough into 12 balls. Press each ball into a flat rectangle with your fingers, then roll up and tuck ends under. Place seam-side down in a well-buttered 9 inch round pan. (We used a pie dish.) Brush all over with melted butter and sprinkle with rolled oats and sunflower seeds. Let rise for about two hours in a warm place. Again, don't be alarmed if they don't rise a lot; they will rise the most while in the oven.
  6. Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until rolls are nicely browned and sound hollow when you tap their tops. Remove from the pans and brush generously with remaining melted butter. Let cool on a rack for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Serve warm…with more Kerrygold Irish butter.

What do you think? A new fave? Comment below and let me know what you are most excited about when it comes to Cardamom Essential Oil!

Cassia

If you are a fan of Cinnamon, you will be a fan of Cassia! These essential oils are similar, but certainly have their differences! Some oil manufacturers actually label their Cassia as Cinnamon to cut costs! No bueno! Extracted from the bark of a Cinnamomum cassia plant, Cassia is a warm and spicy essential oil with a myriad of benefits that can help the mind and the body. For centuries, this sister to the cinnamon spice has been used internally to maintain physical health and aromatically to support emotional well-being. One of Cassia oil’s most prominent health benefits is its ability to promote healthy digestion when used internally. Today I am sharing the benefits of Cassia, as well as a few recipes you are sure to love!

Cassia is also a popular ingredient when making many different entrees, breads, and desserts. This spice is flavorful and can be used to replace cinnamon in a variety of food items. Along with its digestion benefits, Cassia oil can be taken internally to support healthy immune function and to maintain cardiovascular health. Cassia oil is also a powerful agent when used aromatically. In small doses, its strong and spicy aroma can be used to create an uplifting atmosphere that will promote emotional health. The fragrance emitted from Cassia is recognized anciently in the Old Testament for its powerful scent and calming properties. Due to its caustic nature, Cassia oil should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin and can be very strong when inhaled directly.

On an emotional level, "Cassia brings gladness and courage to the heart and soul. It helps those who hold back and try to hide. When a person avoids being the center of attention, Cassia can restore their confidence." - Emotions & Essential Oils

One of the main chemical components of cassia bark and Cassia oil is cinnamaldehyde. This natural chemical is responsible for producing Cassia oil’s warm and spicy aroma. A recent study incorporated in the doTERRA Science Blog suggests that cinnamaldehyde also acts to support healthy molecular function in the kidneys when taken internally. Internal use of cinnamaldehyde is also known to have potential colon benefits.

Exfoliate your skin with this do-it-yourself Festive Fall Sugar Scrub with Cassia oil. This customizable sugar scrub is a wonderful way to soften your skin while also enriching your senses with the fragrances of autumn. In this DIY, you can blend the rich scents of Cassia, Ginger, and Clove essential oils for an uplifting and rejuvenating look and feel your skin will want to thank you for. This sugar scrub is also a great gift for friends, birthdays, baby showers, teacher gifts, or simply showing someone you are thinking of them.

Inspire your senses with this choice doTERRA diffuser blend using Cassia oil. Place 2 drops of Cassia, 4 drops of Wild Orange, and 2 drops of Siberian Fir oil into a diffuser for a refreshing aroma. With Siberian Fir’s calming effect and Wild Orange’s energizing aroma, this diffuser trio is a stabilizing blend you will not want to miss out on.

Cassia essential oil has a wonderful spicy fragrance and can help promote healthy digestion and immune function. Don’t throw away your pumpkin seeds after making jack-o-lanterns this month! Simply roast them in the oven with salt, olive oil, and 1-2 drops of Cassia essential oil for a delicious treat. Below is a beautiful recipes for tasty Cassia Pumpkin Seeds!

Are you excited to add this spicy oil to your collection? It's definitely one of my fall favorites! Comment below and let me know how you are using Cassia in your home!

DIY Bath Bombs

Recharge your body by indulging in a doTERRA Essential Oils diffused bath. Follow these quick and easy DIYs to create unique bath bombs, perfect for at home spa nights. Spice up your average bath bomb with your favorite essential oils, herbs, and flower petals. When you’re all finished, drop one into your bath and fizz your stresses away. Use these DIY  recipes for self-love, your next class, or a girl’s night in! Creating a spa like environment in your home can easily be done using simple household ingredients and essential oils. Bath bombs are a fun way to add excitement to your senses while enjoying the benefits of essential oils. They are also entertaining to use and are loved by both kids and adults alike. Bath bombs are excellent gifts for both adults and children. When making for kids, try adding some color to the mixture. Not only will they love that the water changes colors, but will also love the fizz from the bath bomb. Note: If you don't have a bathtub, these bath bombs can still be effective in a shower. The water will help dissolve the bath bomb and release the aroma of the essential oils into the steam.

Bath Bomb Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 10–20 drops essential oil of choice
  • 100 percent pure witch hazel in spray bottle
  • Mold (Plastic, silicone, or metal)
  • Optional: Natural coloring (We used Mica Powder, which can be found here.)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine baking soda and citric acid.
  2. If using, add ½ teaspoon natural coloring and mix well.
  3. Stir in essential oils.
  4. Spray the entire surface of the mix with witch hazel and mix with hands. Continue to spray and mix rapidly until the mixture holds together.
  5. Quickly press the mixture into desired mold, making sure it is firmly packed. Let mixture set in mold for 20–30 seconds. Gently tap the mold to release bath bombs.
  6. Let dry for 30 minutes or until they are firm and do not fall apart.

Great Oils to Use:

  • Lavender & Eucalyptus
  • doTERRA Serenity®
  • Frankincense & Sandalwood

Below is a simple video tutorial to make these bath bomb recipes. If you don't have any molds to create the bath bombs, you can get  Bath Bomb Molds here. If you are using this recipe at a Make & Take class, you can download recipe cards for your guests too!

Fizzing Bath Bombs

Ingredients

1 cup citric acid1 cup baking soda½ cup cornstarch½ cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil8–10 drops favorite essential oil Note: Citric acid can be found at most major supermarkets in the canning section. Tip: You could also use almond oil or olive oil in the place of doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Instructions

  1. In bowl, place citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and oil.
  2. Add eight to 10 drops of the essential oil or blend of choice.
  3. Mix well with spoon until soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of damp sand. Note: If the mixture is too wet, try adding a little more baking soda and cornstarch until consistency is correct.
  4. At this point, you may add food coloring, dried herbs, or flower petals to mixture.
  5. Place mixture in silicone molds. Let sit 24 hours before removing from mold.
  6. To use, drop in tub or shower and allow to dissolve.

Note: Choose an essential oil to best suit your needs. For relaxation, try Lavender or Serenity. For a mood boost, try Wild Orange, Citrus Bliss, or Peppermint.

Confetti Bath Bombs

Rejuvenate after a long week with these Confetti Flower Bombs infused with Citrus Bliss Invigorating Blend. Add it to your bath and enjoy the bubbling, fizzling effect as the bath bombs disinegrate in the water.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 10 drops Citrus Bliss
  • Sprinkles
  • Food Coloring

Tip: If you don't have a silicone mold, use cupcake liners. 

Instructions

  1. Place citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and Fractionated Coconut Oil into bowl
  2. Add Citrus Bliss
  3. Mix well until soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of mildly-damp sand and should hold together when pressed. If mixture is too wet, add baking soda and cornstarch
  4. Add food coloring and mix until color is evenly distributed
  5. Press mixture firmly into silicone mold and sprinkle the top with your favorite party sprinkles. Let dry for 24 hours before removing from mold
  6. To use, drop in tub full of water and allow to dissolve completely

Let me know which recipe you tried and what oils you used!