Over the months we have tried various ways to use the oils in our home and I have Instagrammed our favorites along the way. This post is a collection of our favorite, tried and true recipes/uses.
All Purpose Spray: This is my go to all purpose bathroom spray. I use it as a baby wipe spray, for a quick spritz and swipe of the bathroom sinks and counters, walls, floors... You name it, I will spritz and swipe it. It works great for quick cleanups and smells great. Nothing like a little aromatherapy while cleaning! Feel free to change up the essential oils as you like.
Face Wash: This one is especially good for acne prone skin. I used my hand mixer to mix up 1/4 of chilled coconut oil with 15 drops of Purification and 15 drops of Lavender. If acne is more prominent, then add 30 drops of Melaleuca A essential oil instead. Massage this on and then remove with a warm, wet cloth. You can also use the Lavender essential or the Purification neat on blemishes to soothe the skin. If you need extra moisurizer, this cleanser doubles as a moisturizer. Sweet!
Luxury Lotion Bars: Disclaimer, I made my lotion bars really soft. You would want to add less oil to yours if you want a more solid lotion bar, especially now that summer is here. In this batch I used1 oz each pure beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter, 1/4 cup olive oil and 8 drops each Young Living lavender, frankincense, and Joy. Gently melt the beeswax, cocoa butter and olive oil together, then remove from heat before adding Shea butter. Add the essential oils at the very end, allowing the mixture to cool slightly before adding. Pour into molds and cool. Enjoy!
Lemonade: We love this drink! I make this almost everyday. It helps me keep me hydrated and gives me that extra energy boost in the mid-afternoon. I mix the above ingredients into a 1.5 quart pitcher of water and sweeten with liquid stevia as needed. Sometimes we don't sweeten it at all. Sometimes I use grapefruit essential oil or orance essential oil along with the lemon. Try it and then tweak as you like.
Simple Kitchen Cleaner: This is super easy to mix up for spritzing and swiping the counters. Cuts grease, disinfects and I don't have to worry about my children helping me clean. Awesome.
Foot Rub Spray: My kids love the Peace and Calming essential oil blend. It smells so good and sends them right to peaceful slumber. For my little glass spray bottles, I dissolved a scant 1/4 cup of Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes into 1/4 cup of hot filtered water. I allowed that to cool and then added approximately 20 drops of Peace and Calming blend of essential oils. Poured that into cobalt blue spray bottles. This is what we use to give the little ones foot rubs at night. They love it when we add this into their bedtime routine.
If you have tried any of these, I would love here what you think. And if you would like more information on Young Living Essential Oils, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Thanks for reading!
Chelle @ My Blue Daisy.