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You don’t have to stress about cracked heels on your feet this spring. Try this nourishing foot mask made with Bergamot essential oil (and other feet-friendly ingredients) for nourished and beautiful feet.

Why use a foot mask? Since our feet have the most pores per square inch than any other area of the body, it is important to remember to treat the feet too! What you put on the feet will absorb into the rest of the body, so do your best to gather high quality, organic ingredients for this foot mask.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup organic Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons organic raw honey

2 splashes doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

1 stalk organic celery

6 drops Bergamot essential oil

Notes about ingredients used:

  • The probiotics in Greek yogurt help deliver beneficial proteins and the lactic acid it contains rids the surface of old cells, making way for radiant, fresh skin.
  • Celery is rich in zinc, which helps to repair dry, cracked skin. Celery also carries vitamins and is cleansing and detoxifying.
  • Raw honey is a natural humectant, contains beneficial enzymes and antioxidants, and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Bergamot essential oil is calming and soothing to the skin.

Directions:

  1. Grate stalk of celery and drain excess moisture in strainer or with paper towel.
  2. Add celery and remaining ingredients to food processor or blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Ready a wet washcloth or sit by tub.
  5. Apply mask immediately to entire foot with fingers or brush.
  6. Let sit 15–20 minutes while enjoying mask’s cooling sensation and the calming effects of Bergamot essential oil.
  7. Rinse off and enjoy your nourished and moisturized feet.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

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

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

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.
You can find their blog here

makeupbrushdiy

Are your makeup brushes in need of some deep cleaning? This makeup brush cleanser is super easy and only takes three simple ingredients!

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil

5 drops Melaleuca essential oil

5 drops Grapefruit essential oil

Directions:

1. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil and essential oils into a small bowl.

2. Swirl your brush in the Fractionated Coconut Oil for 30 seconds, or until you see the makeup stored in your brush start to come out.3. Rub in a circular motion on the palm of hand to help get the makeup out.

3. Rinse the brush under warm water. Gently squeeze brush bristles until clean, and the water runs clear. Please note: Make sure to point the bristles down when running under water. Direct water contact may loosen the glue where the bristles are attach and shorten the life of your brushes.

4. Let your newly cleaned makeup brushes dry on a towel for 4 hours, or until dry. Repeat once a month, or as needed.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

 

garbage-disposal

Does your garbage disposal need a little refreshing? With everything that goes into the disposal, odds are that odors could be accumulating in there. Try this simple DIY recipe to make your own garbage disposal refreshers to help freshen, clean, and deodorize your garbage disposal.

 

Ingredients: 

2 cups baking soda

1 cup salt

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup liquid castile soap (any scent)

30 drops Lemon essential oil

 

Editor’s note: Liquid castile soap is a vegetable-based soap commonly found in health food stores. Dr. Bronner’s is a popular one. Look for unscented.

 

Directions:

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. Grab a tablespoon measurement device and scoop packed spoonfuls onto parchment paper.

5. Once the mixture has been scooped, let dry for 24 hours or until they are hard. One batch should make about 36 garbage disposal refreshers.

6. Put into glass jar and use the next time you do dishes! Just put 1-3 refreshers into the garbage disposal and turn it on. You will immediately smell the refreshing Lemon essential oil.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

rosehiprecipe

There’s nothing more refreshing than a glass of rosehip iced tea on a warm summer’s day. What if we told you that your favorite summer beverage could also be enjoyed as a frozen treat? Inspired by our Repair & Protect Collection, we have a simple DIY popsicle recipe that’s as healthy and refreshing as it is delicious. Packed with lemongrass, rosehip and aloe – the same nutritious key ingredients found in our Repair & Protect products – these popsicles will tantalize your taste buds while they feed your skin with a potent dose of antioxidants. repair_protect_products_v3

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 cups of water
  • 6 rosehip teabags
  • 4 lemongrass teabags
  • 1/2 cup of aloe juice
  • 4 Tbsps. of organic cane sugar or honey to taste
  • 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries and/or blackberries
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves
  • Popsicle mold

Directions:

  1. Boil 6-8 cups of water.
  2. Pour water into a large glass pitcher. Add the teabags and let them steep until the water has cooled to room temperature (about 20-30 minutes).
  3. While the water is still warm, remove the teabags from the pitcher and add aloe juice, cane sugar (or honey). Stir well to ensure all the sugar dissolves completely. Squeeze in lemon juice.
  4. Add a few select pieces of berries and mint leaves to the bottom of the popsicle mold. Fill the remainder of the mold with the herbal tea mixture. Place the popsicles in the freezer on a flat surface and leave for approximate 2 hours or until frozen.
  5. Remove the popsicle mold from the freezer and dip the bottom of the mold in warm water for a few seconds for easy removal of the popsicles. Serve & enjoy! This recipe makes approximately 6-8 popsicles.

 

This post was written by Christie Pike from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

Happy Monday Green Spa-ers,

We were excited to see last evening at The Grammy Awards 2014 that Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Chrissy Teigen all went for natural looks for evening! We’re hosting a Champagne Make-up Workshop February 7th 2014, where we’ll have our experts on hand to recreate these looks for you. Want Katy’s, Chrissy’s, and Taylor’s look? You got it. Anyone else? We can do it! We’re most proud of using all natural brands sans chemicals and we’re even more excited of our access to the area’s best make-up artists. We celebrate natural make-up looks, and can make you appear like you’re barely wearing any, all while enhancing your real-life beauty.

Also, In honor of our Sweet 16 anniversary in March, we’re doing make-up workshops where we start by getting teens to learn the best inside make-up tricks from the get-go. Let’s skip the struggle of mismatching colors and tones and go straight to The Green Spa where we will color match your teen (and you too!).

 

We are very excited that Melissa Fiore, who has done the make-up for the Knicks City Dancers and the cult classic TV show “The Walking Dead” is at The Green Spa tonight, December 11th. Her mission: to talk to you about bringing your glowing inner beauty out. Tell Melissa what makes you feel stunning. Do you want to work on your eyes, lips, cheekbones, or facial highlighters? Perhaps you want the secrets to looking like you’re not wearing make-up, when indeed you are!

Here are some examples of the kinds of looks Melissa can create tonight:

Learn how to look like you’re not wearing any make-up at all!

Learn how to take your make-up from ‘office’ to ‘happy hour’.

The pouty lip. Learn how to make your lips look fuller without the filler!

The Smokey Eye. Great for New Years Eve or for when you’re feeling sultry and dramatic

Get the glam. Learn how to accentuate your lips, cheeks, and eyes so that it all comes together resulting in the best you.

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