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Yoga is a great way to increase your physical and emotional well-being.  Whether you’re an extreme yogi or are just beginning, a good yoga mat spray is a must.


Ingredients:
3/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup alcohol-free witch hazel or white vinegar
Glass spray bottle
 
Note: Not all yoga mats are treated the same. Using essential oils may ruin some yoga mats. Spray a test patch on a small part of  your mat first to make sure it doesn’t affect it.
 
Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
  2. Shake until combined.
  3. To use, spray on mat and wipe dry with towel.

 

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7 May 2017

DIY: Solid Perfume

Enjoy the many benefits of essential oil in a long-lasting solid perfume. Just simply add your favorite essential oil to the mixture and pour into any container of your choice for a personalized perfume you will love.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons beeswax
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
20 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend

Directions:
Add beeswax and Fractionated Coconut Oil to glass jar and place in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
Stir ingredients until combined (around 5-10 minutes).
Once melted, remove from heat and let rest for 3 minutes.
Add essential oil and stir.
Pour into containers.
To use, apply small amount to skin.
Note: Pour perfume into an empty locket or metal container for easy on-the-go access.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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Featured in the Spring 2016 edition of Living magazine

Have too many empty essential oil bottles? Turn them into art instead.

WHAT YOU NEED: 

  • 6X6 wood plank stained or unstained
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Foam brush
  • 3 empty 15 mL essential oil bottles, labels removed
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Dry lavender twigs, or any other plants
  • Sandpaper
  • Glue gun

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Apply a thin layer of green paint on the front of the wood plank. Let it dry.
  2. Sand the surface to create an antique look.
  3. Cut 3 ribbon pieces long enough to go around the bottle, then glue two ends of the ribbon together.
  4. Evenly glue the bottles to the wood plank.
  5. Place dried or real plants in the bottles.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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Looking for the perfect spring/summer room spray? This Spring Fling spray is light, fresh, and has a touch of sweetness and tart.

Ingredients:

20 drops Lemon
20 drops Grapefruit
20 drops Lime
Distilled water
Glass spray bottle

Directions:

  1.  In a glass spray bottle, add essential oils and top with water. Depending on the size of your spray bottle, you may wish to add more essential oils. That’s all! Just give that bottle a shake and spray to your heart’s content.

 

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A wedding day is one of the most important days in an individual’s life. Make sure you’re prepared on this special day with an easily stowable doTERRA key chain that holds up to 8 of your favorite oils.
We Recommend:
Balance: place on back of neck to help with nerves
Lemon: add to your water as a pick-me-up
Wild Orange: rub on bottom of feet for an energizing and revitalizing aroma
Helichrysum: apply topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes
DigestZen®: take internally to soothe occasional stomach discomfort*
Deep Blue®: rub on temples and neck for a soothing massage
Bergamot: diffuse in room while getting ready to promote a cheerful and calm atmosphere
Ylang Ylang: apply on wrists, neck, or over heart during the  honeymoon
Other things to have on hand:
  • bandages
  • tissues
  • sewing kit
  • lip stick
  • water proof mascara
  • hand wipes
  • perfume
  • oil blotters
  • hairspray
  • deodorant

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Shield your strands with a heat protectant spray made with Clary Sage and Geranium essential oils. Easy to make, this DIY spray will have your hair feeling full and healthy.
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
2 teaspoons doTERRA® Salon Essential Smoothing Conditioner
1 cup water
5 drops Clary Sage essential oil
5 drops Geranium essential oil
Small spray bottle
Directions:

  1. Pour half of water into spray bottle.
  2. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil, sweet almond oil, conditioner, and essential oils into bottle.
  3. Add remaining water and shake well.
  4. To use, apply one spritz to hair and work it through until hair is lightly coated. Style as normal.

– See more at: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-heat-protecting-spray#sthash.xvIvG55V.dpuf

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Warming neck wraps are a terrific gift to give during the holidays. They can help soothe sore muscles and enhance relaxation. When used with essential oils, they can provide additional relief and aromatherapy benefits. Below are three tutorials on how you can make your own warming neck wraps that vary by skill level. Even if you don’t consider yourself a crafty person, you will be surprised at how easy it is to make your own. No matter your skill level, you will be able to find a tutorial that’s right for you. Have fun!

ADVANCED LEVEL
Materials Needed:
½ yard flannel or cotton cut into two 8 x 20 inch pieces.
6 cups flaxseed or rice
Sewing machine
doTERRA essential oil(s)
Directions:
  1. Cut fabric into two 8 x 20 inch pieces.
  2. Place right sides (pretty sides) together and pin along edges.
  3. With right sides together, sew ¼” seam all the way around the fabric leaving a three-inch opening on a short end and turn right sides out.
  4. Divide the length of the fabric into four equal sections and mark with a fabric marker.
  5. Loosely fill the first quarter with two cups of rice or flax seeds.
  6. Sew on marked line. Repeat until all four sections are filled.
  7. Sew opening closed and you’re done.
  8. To use, microwave for two to three minutes and add 2 drops of essential oil on the outer fabric.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
Materials Needed:
Kitchen Towel
6 cups flaxseed or rice
Sewing Machine
doTERRA  Essential Oil(s)
Directions:
  1. Fold towel in half longways (hot-dog style).
  2. Sew around the edges leaving a three-inch opening. Turn right side out.
  3. Loosely fill with flax seeds or rice.
  4. Sew opening closed and you’re done.
  5. To use, microwave for two to three minutes and add 2 drops of essential oil on the outer fabric.
BEGINNER LEVEL
Materials Needed:
Tube or dress sock
3 cups flaxseed or rice
doTERRA essential oil(s)
Directions:
  1. Pour flaxseed or rice into sock.
  2. Tie a knot and you’re done.
  3. To use, place in microwave for 2-3 minutes and then add 2 drops essential oil.
Tips:
  • If you smell burning while microwaving your heating pad, you are microwaving it too long. Try cutting down the heating time or lowering the power setting to 50%.
  • Use the leftover fabric to make hand warmers.
  • Homemade heating pads make great gifts. Give a heating pad with a bottle of your favorite doTERRA essential oil to friends and loved ones for a practical gift they are sure to love!
Editors Note: If you don’t have a microwave, you can heat your heating pad by putting it in an oven-safe dish and heating it in the oven at 150 degrees for 15 minutes. Remember to set a timer and to frequently check your heating pad to make sure it doesn’t get too hot and become a fire hazard.
CAUTION: The heating pad will be very warm and can burn you if you heat it for too long. Start by putting your heating bag in the microwave for 1 minute, and then increase by 30 second increments until you have achieved your desired temperature. If you accidentally heat it for too long, let it rest until it becomes cooler. You might also want to place a wash cloth or towel against your skin to act as a barrier and to ensure you don’t get burned in case you heat it more than you intended.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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hand-cleansing-spray
This doTERRA On Guard hand cleansing spray is an easy and convenient way to clean your hands. Keep a bottle in your purse, car, or office for any time you need it.
 
Ingredients:
4 ounce spray bottle, glass
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
20 drops doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend
Water
 

Directions:

  1. In spray bottle, combine aloe vera and doTERRA On Guard.
  2. Fill the rest of bottle with water. Shake until combined.
  3. To use, spray on hands and rub together.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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sweetcassarole
With Thanksgiving just around the corner we thought we would share some delicious holiday recipes, but with a healthier doTERRA twist. The first recipe is a Sweet Potato Casserole with pecan topping and spiced with doTERRA Cinnamon essential oil. This side dish is sweet, creamy, and highlights many fabulous fall flavors.

Health Highlights:
Most holiday meals leave us feeling sluggish and maybe a little guilty, but there is a silver lining to this tasty Thanksgiving treat. Check out some of the health benefits that this casserole contains:

Sweet Potatoes: Though they are “sweet,” these vegetables still offer plenty of nutrients. Due to a low glycemic index, sweet potatoes can be helpful in maintaining energy and controlling blood sugar, which is helpful for everyone, especially those with diabetes.

Orange: The fiber, potassium, and vitamin C in oranges help support heart health. Increasing potassium intake can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Nutmeg: Nutmeg can act as a sedative, and helps with inflammation, muscle pain, arthritis, and more.

Ingredients:
4 cooked sweet potatoes, peeled
3/4 cup canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 orange, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste
4 drops Cinnamon essential oil

Pecan topping:
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 drops Cinnamon essential oil

Directions:
Place cooked sweet potatoes, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, nutmeg, orange juice, and Cinnamon essential oil into a large bowl.
With a hand mixer, blend until everything is combined. If desired, you can add more maple syrup or essential oil.
Spread into an oven-safe dish and set aside.
Combine all topping ingredients until pecans are well coated. Sprinkle on top of sweet potatoes.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until pecans have slightly browned. Serve warm.

Tip: For additional deliciousness, drizzle maple syrup on top.

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