Holiday DIY Projects

This holiday season, try your hand at creating some fun essential oil inspired gifts.



Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Looking for a festive and fun way to spread Christmas cheer? Try this fun 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.

Ingredients

¾ cup white sugar

½ 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

Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.

Divide mixture equally into two bowls.

In one bowl, add red skin safe food coloring.

Layer red and white scrub to create a ‘candy cane’ effect.






Bath Salt Ornaments


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.

Ingredients

Round plastic ornaments

1 cup Epsom salt (you may need more or less depending on the size of your ornament)

5–10 drops favorite doTERRA essential oil

Instructions

Mix desired amount of Epsom salt in bowl and add some skin-safe colorant if desired

Add dried herbs or flower petals to mixture for color and added aroma

Add the essential oils of your choice; mix well

Add the bath salt to plastic ornaments until full

Once full, put the top of ornament back on

When ready to use, add desired amount to warm bath






Essential Potpourri


Potpourri is an easy way to bring the essence of fall into your home. Simply gather some favorite spices and herbs, place them in a bowl, and add a few drops of essential oil for an amazing aroma.

Recommended Ingredients Orange Peels Star Anise Bay Leaves Cinnamon Sticks Vanilla Beans, cut into small pieces Cardamom Seeds Dried Apple Slices Candied Ginger Whole Cloves All Spice Whole Nutmeg


Tip: Pick a few of the recommended ingredients above for a simple potpourri.


Recommended Oils: Cinnamon Bark oil Cassia oil doTERRA On Guard® Vetiver oil Wild Orange oil Clove oil Ginger oil Cardamom oil






Aromatherapy Salt Dough Ornaments


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.

Ingredients

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup salt

1 ½ cups warm water

Favorite doTERRA essential oils

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Pour flour, salt, and warm water into large bowl.

Using your hands, knead until all ingredients are well-incorporated and dough is smooth.

If mixture is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until dough comes together.

Roll out dough on floured surface until ¼ inch thick.

Using cookie cuters, cut out desired shapes and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Using a drinking straw or toothpick, make a hole in top of ornament for threading string.

Place in oven until hard, approximately 1 hour.

Once hard, remove from oven and cool.

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.

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