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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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I want to begin this post with a huge THANK YOU to each of you, the followers of this blog. This month I celebrate my 1st full year of working with Plant Therapy. I am privileged and honored to share with each of you each week. I have enjoyed getting to know many of you and look forward to meeting the rest! In celebration of this time – Plant Therapy has graciously agreed to offer you a chance to WIN 1 of 3 Christina’s Top 14 Package. A package they let me select to share with the winner!!

 

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Now on with the Mother’s Day Extravaganza

They are the women who give us life or take us into their hearts, fix every scrape with a kiss and spend endless hours comforting, cleaning and sacrificing so that our lives are a little better. These woman aren’t superheros (although they should be) they are Mothers! They come in every shape, size and color and most people wouldn’t trade theirs for the world. Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Let’s get started on a few project to pamper your favorite Mama and show her just how much she means to YOU!!

 

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Solid Perfume : A lovely solid perfume to make your mom feel extra special! You can follow my recipe idea or create your very own fragrance. Apply by wiping finger over perfume and dabbing on pulse points. Enjoy!

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

  1. Add beeswax to glass container, double boiler or other melting apparatus
  2. Once the beeswax being to melt, add the jojoba
  3. Once the waxes are melted together, remove from heat.
  4. Working quickly, add 25 drops balance synergy & 4-6 drops Patchouli
  5. Allow to cool

 

Moisturing mist for your Mother www.essentailoilblogging.com

Moisturing mist for your Mother http://www.essentailoilblogging.com

Moisturizing Body Mist: Did you know that Fractionated Coconut Oil has the ability to be sprayed? Create a moisturizing mist that can be used when you’re just out of the shower! Mom is going to have soft, glowing skin!

What you’ll need:

*Use caution with Lime and use NO MORE than 4 drops per ounce of carrier to avoid problems in the sun. For more information on phototoxic reactions, please read this article: Sun Safety If you choose not to use lime, try sweet orange instead for a “creamsicle” scent!

What you’ll do:

  1. Add coconut oil to your sprayer bottle
  2. For each ounce of coconut oil, add 4 drops Spearmint, 2 drops of lime and 2 drops of vanilla CO2
  3. Shake a bit to combine
  4. Spray on skin & rub in

 

Inhalers are an easy but thoughtful gift to give to your Mom. They are a great way for Mom to think about you each time she uses one and their easy to take along in her purse or pocket!

Personal inhalers are a great way to show Mom you care!

Personal inhalers are a great way to show Mom you care!

Tension inhaler:

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

  1. Follow the steps in this video:  Personal Inhaler
  2. Add 10-15 drops of Tension Relief OR 5 drops of black pepper and 10 drops of sweet orange
  3. Cap up & have your mom sniff as needed to reduce tension

 

Up & at ’em inhaler:

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

  1. Follow the steps in this video: Personal Inhaler
  2. Add 10-15 drops of Energy Synergy OR choose from one of the other energy recipes above
  3. Use 5 drops either peppermint, spearmint or rosemary and 10 drops of either sweet orange, lime or lemon

 

Not feeling crafty, but need a super easy Mother’s Day Gift? Try Peppermint Foot Cream and offer your mom a foot rub!! Use this diffuser blend to help her relax and enjoy her special day – after all, think of everything she has done for you!

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Thank you for honoring your mother this Mother’s Day! If you have questions, concerns or comments please being touch with us via email at Aromatherapist@planttherapy.com or come on over and join our Facebook page Safe Essential Oil Recipes where you can meet other essential oil users and share recipes and ideas! We look forward to seeing you soon…


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DIY Insect Shield Candles

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I first got this idea when I was at Target and I found these adorable little tin buckets. They were spring themed and so all of them were 50% off. They were originally ONLY $1 so I got  each for $.50!!!!!! I was so excited to make my Insect Shield outdoor candles with them. Not only will you be able to spend your summer outdoors with the bugs not bothering you, but you will do it in style 🙂

What you will need:ingredients

  • Soy Wax– about 5 cups (Can use Beeswax too)
  • Candle Wick
  • Candle Holder (The link HERE takes you to a nice option too!)
  • 50-70 Drops Insect Shield (Or your favorite essential oil for any occasion)
  • Pan
  • Glass container with spout

Directions:

Add the wax and the essential oils in your glass container with spout. 5 cups

Add a small amount of water to the bottom of your pan and put on medium heat. Put the glass container in the pan.photo2

Allow wax to melt while stirring.photo1

Once wax has melted, slowly pour the wax into your candle holder. I put a little sticker on the bottom of the candle wick so it would stay down!photo3

Make sure the candle wick is centered. Pour until to the desired height. Let dry. When ready to use, simply light the wick and as the wax starts to melt, ENJOY the aroma (or the fact that the bugs aren’t biting you 🙂 )!!!!!

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Aren’t these just absolutely cute?!?!?!???

I also love this idea as a bridal shower gift using Sensual 😉

naturalscentedcandlesHow fun to put these small candles around your house or bath for a romantic night! All that is missing are some rose petals! More one how to do these romantic candles on another post 🙂

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Keep yourself protected from all those pesky little bugs during the summer with Plant Therapy’s Insect Shield or Ban the Bugs!


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Organic Mother’s Day Special

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Plant Therapy has a new Organic Set. We would like to help you celebrate your Mothers by offering our Top 6 Organic Essential Oil Set for $5 OFF today ONLY!!! This is a savings of over 15%! Enter *coupon code organicmothersday at checkout.

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*Coupon expires today, 5/8/13, at 11:59 pm MST. Only one coupon per

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Foot Exfoliate and Scrub

Summer is quickly coming and that means SANDALS! After you have been wearing socks and shoes all winter, and your skin is dry, your feet aren’t looking so pretty 😦

I have found a foot exfoliate/scrub that will help get your feet looking BRAND NEW! Your feet look soft and smooth. You can use whatever essential oil will best fit your needs, but for mine I did Soft Skin Synergy!

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What you will need:

Directions:

Mix first 4 ingredients in glass bowl. Put Cocoa Butter in a small microwavable safe container and microwave until melted. Add the food coloring and essential oils to Cocoa Butter. Add Cocoa Butter mixture to dry ingredients. Stir really good (I used my hands to mix). Then add to the molds. Make sure you press really hard in the molds ! Let dry until molds are easily popped out, about 3 hours.

Once they are completely dry, I went and sat on the edge of my bath tub and scrubbed the bottom of my feet. I then rinsed my feet. They were are so soft! I love that the Cocoa Butter leaves a small amount of butter on them and the salt does a nice soft scrub. This is great for getting your feet ready for the summer!

beforeafterAs you can see I don’t have bad heels at all but you can still tell a little difference. I will be using the scrub as a daily exfoliator. I love the way it feels and the smell!

I used the droppings from the scrub to rub my hands down and anything else that needed exfoliated. I loved it!

left over scrub

The smell of the Soft Skin is divine! Next I want to try Tingly Mint! I bet that would feel amazing!

???What essential oils would you like in YOUR foot scrub???

What a GREAT Mother’s Day present! Put them in a cute container and write a note! The Mother’s in your life will love you and their feet will love you MORE 😉

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DIY Essential Lip Balm

I have a friend that raises bees way down in the back country of South Carolina, USA.
She makes all sorts of goodies that she sells at local specialty shops.
(with the help of her bees, of course!)
One thing that I love is her beeswax lip balm. I was able to get the recipe from her so I could try my hand at one of
her wonderful creations. I could not believe how incredibly EASY and FAST it was to make! She only makes them in peppermint but the aroma combinations are endless.
My favorite was Cappuccino, a mixture of Vanilla and Coffee essential oil. YUMMY!!
My husband enjoyed the tingling sensation he got from the Peppermint.
Some great ideas would be Lemon, Key Lime, Mandarin, Spearmint, Wintergreen, and Tingly Mint
You could even try mixing Vanilla and Orange to create a Creamsicle Lip Balm!
The sky is the limit!
What you will need:

Each tube holds 1 teaspoon of balm.

Heat 1″ of water in a small saucepan over med -low heat.
In a small jar, mix the coconut oil with the beeswax.  Pop open the vitamin E capsule and add the liquid to the mixture.
Stir until everything is completely melted.
Right before you remove the mixture from the heat, add your favorite essential oils.
Depending on which essential oil you choose, the amount you will need will vary.
For example, Peppermint and Cinnamon, have a much stronger aroma than Vanilla and Coffee, so you would use less Peppermint and more Vanilla.
Start with 10 drops and go from there.
Dab a small amount of the mixture with your finger, and apply to your lips to test the strength of the oil.
If the mixture starts to harden before you can pour it into all of your containers, simply put the glass jar with the liquid back into the hot water to re-melt.  As you can see above, it started to cool before I could even snap a photo! Once the mixture is in all of the containers, let it sit on the counter until firm, about 20 minutes.  Store in a cool, dry place.
Notes:

This ratio can vary if you find it to be too hard or too soft. It is definitely not an exact science, it is what you prefer.

Personally, I like this consistency.  It leaves a perfect “coating” of balm on my lips with out it feeling like it is caked on.
As I was trying out the recipe, I made one batch with a little bit of honey.  I had a hard time getting it to mix with the oils.  I would still recommend it, but with caution.
You can also add a small amount of Shea or Cocoa butter, if you are not allergic to them.
This would be a great gift for anyone! Make a large batch and print of cute labels for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Father’s Day, Christmas and so many more!
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Homemade Gelatin Air Fresheners!

Mmmmmmmmm. These smell divine! In my search for homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, I found THIS post about homemade Gelatin Air Fresheners using essential oils! Who would have guessed?! I think they are beautiful and they smell wonderful, perfect for Mother’s Day!!!

What you will need: 

  • 1 once granulated or powdered gelatin (Will be available on posergy.com 4/27 )
  • 2 cups water divided into (2) 1 cups
  • 1 Tbsp of salt
  • 20-30 drops of you favorite Essential Oils (I used Sensual and Tranquil)
  • Food coloring You only need like one or two drops. I think I added to much! (optional)
  • Heat proof container to put gelatin air fresheners in
  • small sauce pan
  • Stick to stir gelatin with

Directions:gelatin making

Bring one cup of water to a boil in the small saucepan. Add the gelatin. Whisk until smooth and gelatin has dissolved. Once gelatin is dissolved add the salt and second cup of water. Set aside.

Add the essential oils and food coloring to the jar. Dump the gelatin mixture on top and stir. Allow to cool.

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Aren’t these great! They smell so good and I think they are  so cute. I used a large size gelatin to get a texture. I wanted to be able to stir mine when the smell got low. I love the way it turned out. They kind of look like the Crystal Air Fresheners. Nobody would guess that you made these yourself. Plus, they are not full of all of the toxic perfumes!! Your Mothers, and everyone else in their lives, will thank you!!!!

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DIY Perfume Lockets for Mother’s Day

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Wouldn’t you just love to have perfume with you wherever you go. There are a lot of people that use there favorite scent of essential oils for perfume. What essential oil would you use for perfume?

I saw a post HERE and thought these DIY perfume lockets were just gorgeous! Plus, you get to carry your perfume with you wherever you go! And what a perfect gift for the Mother’s in your life. Not only will they love the jewelry but they will also love the perfume!

What you will need:

Directions:directions

Add the Beeswax, Meadowfoam oil and essential oil into the jar. Put it in the small saucepan with a little bit of water on medium heat. Continue to stir until beeswax melts. Carefully pour mixture into locket. Let sit until cooled. To use, simply rub the perfume surface with your finger and then dab on your skin.

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So have I talked you into try it yet? Throw on your necklace and throughout the day and night refresh you perfume!

Have you thought of what essential oil you would want to use? Give us some ideas!

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