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DIY: Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion

Are your feet resembling sand paper at all? No worries, we have it covered! This amazing Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion is just what your dry feet need. It is a light and very moisturizing lotion that you can really use anywhere on your body. For the best results, add a generous amount to feet with socks before you go to sleep. You will love the results!
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon beeswax
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
4 tablespoons shea butter
1 tablespoon  virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
Directions:
  1. In small glass container, combine all ingredients except essential oils.
  2. Place in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
  3. Stir ingredients until combined (around 5-10 minutes).
  4. Once melted, remove from heat and let rest 3 minutes.
  5. Add essential oils and stir.
  6. Let mixture come to a solid. To quicken process, place in refrigerator.
  7. Once solid, use an electric mixer to whip lotion.
  8. Gradually come to high speed and whip for 3-4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  9. Place in container. To use, rub on heels to help soften and soothe them.

Tip: For best results, add a generous amount to feet with socks before bed.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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Essential Oil Recipes: Peppermint Chocolates

peppermint-chocolatesIngredients:
1½ cup organic coconut oil
¼ cup raw honey
3 drops Peppermint essential oil
1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 candy cane, crushed
Directions:

Whip solid coconut oil, raw honey, and Peppermint essential oil together with hand mixer. The whipped filling should be white and fluffy when complete.

Refrigerate whipped filling for about five minutes.

Use a small scoop or measuring spoon to make small mounds of mint filling. Press down with spoon or finger to make a flat shape.

Place each piece on sheet of parchment paper on top of cookie sheet. Return mints to freezer until ready to coat with chocolate.

In small saucepan or double boiler, gently melt chocolate chips over low heat.

Take mints out of freezer. Use fork to dip each piece in melted chocolate. Place on top of cooling rack.

For holiday fun, sprinkle with crushed candy cane immediately after coating.

Put chocolates back in freezer to cool until hardened. Serve chocolates immediately or store in refrigerator until you are ready to eat them.

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DIY: After Sun Soothing Spray

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with Lavender, Melaleuca, and Peppermint Essential Oil

Sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritation. Next time you deal with discomfort from too much sun, try this after-sun soothing spray with essential oils.

Ingredients:
16-ounce glass spray bottle
1 cup aloe vera juice
1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E
8 drops Lavender essential oil
8 drops Melaleuca essential oil
8 drops Peppermint essential oil

Note: You can  find Aloe Vera Juice at your local health food store.

Directions:
    1.    Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
    2.    Shake to combine.
Tip: Shake before each use to incorporate all ingredients. Spray onto skin as needed and enjoy its soothing benefits.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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Green Spa’s Top 10 Essential Oils for Summer

ESSENTIAL-OILS

1. Wild Orange

As with many citrus peel oils Wild Orange contains powerful antioxidants that help maintain overall health.

Flavor your iced tea and water.

Add a drop to your water every day for a burst of flavor and to promote overall health.

Put on back of neck for refreshing pick me up or spray around office to keep the energy high and the air fresh. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift the mind and body while purifying the air.

Wild Orange enhances any essential oil blend with a fresh, sweet, refreshing aroma.

It can be taken daily to cleanse the body or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner.
Use in an all-purpose spray to cleanse and purify surfaces.

For an energizing boost, dispense one to two drops in the palm of your hand along with equal parts peppermint and Frankincense. Rub palms together and inhale deeply from palms then rub on the back of neck.

2. Frankincense

The king of oils! Presently getting a lot of attention for its immune support and cancer killing properties. The most precious of ancient oils, Frankincense is highly sought after by modern consumers for its many uses, including immune system support, and mood enhancement.

To use internally – Place 1 drop on roof of mouth

3. Aromatouch or Deep Blue oil, Vitamins and Cream

Deep penetrating Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, Helichrysum, and Osmanthus works together to soothe sore muscles and cool.  Deep Blue is perfect for a soothing massage after a long day of work.

4. Breathe

Use to open up lungs, support healthy lung function.

Battle seasonal allergies.

Promote comfortable sleep.

5. Digestzen

Settles stomach issues and supports healthy digestion. Great for traveling on planes and cruises!

6. Peppermint

Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing.

Promotes digestive health and repels bugs naturally.

Flavors water.

Add to water spray bottle to cool the body off, bring down body temperature and fever.

Put on back of neck to alleviate neck pain.

7. Terrashield

Natural bug repellent

Use directly on body, dilute in spray bottle, add to lotions, diffuse indoor/outdoor for protective shield.

8. Melaluca

Tea Tree oil is a natural anti fungal. Use daily for clear and clean nails and skin.

9. Lemon

Refreshing in water.

Mix with oil on salad.

Natural cleanser for kitchen and office.

10. ON Guard

Take internally daily to enhance healthy immune system.

Diffuse at home and in office to keep germs at bay.

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