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Let’s get creative!

There ARE ways to eliminate the harsh chemicals from your home one by one.

Let’s get real about washing dishes. 
All this takes is 1 cup baking soda, ¼ cup citric acid, 1 tablespoon doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate, and 5 drops Grapefruit oil. 

Mix them together & place in silicon molds.
Let those sit for 4 hours & voila! Store in an air tight container.

THIS sugar scrub is the easiest thing to make AND it removes the layers of dead skin to reveal your glow.  Plus, it’s actually really relaxing to be able to make your own products for your skin. How cool is that?

1/4 brown sugar 
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil 
10 drops Lime essential oil 
5 drops Ginger essential oil

Whether your meditating or doing your morning stretches, here is a recipe to not only cleanse your mats, but make them smell better than ever. 

Combine  3/4 cup distilled water, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 5 drops Lavender essential oil, & 3 drops Melaleuca in glass spray bottle
Shake until combined
To use, spray on mat and wipe dry with towel

**Make sure to test this on your mat first! Some materials may take differently than others**

If you’re on the go all the time like me, you’ll love this Dry Shampoo DIY.
For light hair: ¼ cup arrowroot powder, 2 drops Lavender essential oil, 2 drops Rosemary essential oil, 2 drops Peppermint essential oil
 
For dark hair: 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 drops Lavender essential oil, 2 drops Rosemary essential oil, 2 drops Peppermint essential oil
Put arrowroot powder, cocoa powder (if using), and essential oils into food processor. Pulse until well combined. Store in glass jar. Easy as pie!

Perfect for a relaxing shower.
Change it up for the seasons by adding different oils!

1 cup baking soda
15–20 drops doTERRA Balance® Grounding Blend
⅓ cup water

 

  1. Combine baking soda and water in a small bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add 15–20 drops (depending on desired potency) to mixture. Stir until well combined.
  3. Pack mixture into small silicone moulds and allow to set overnight.
  4. To use, place a tab in your shower away from the direct flow of water and enjoy the grounding effect of the doTERRA Balance® Grounding Blend.
  5. Store in an airtight container. This will help prevent the volatile compounds of the oil from evaporating into the air. Use within one week.

All the clean, without the harmful chemicals. Use the recipe for streak free glass in your home!

500 mL spray bottle
1 ½ cup white vinegar
½ cup distilled water
8 drops of any citrus oil of your choice (could use LemonLimeGrapefruitWild Orange, or a combination)

Add vinegar, water, and essential oil(s) to spray bottle and shake. You are ready to clean!

This seasonal one is seriously perfect to ignite some festive energy.
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
  1. Mix desired amount of Epsom salt in bowl and add some skin-safe colorant if desired
  2. Add dried herbs or flower petals to mixture for color and added aroma
  3. Add the essential oils of your choice; mix well
  4. Add the bath salt to plastic ornaments until full
  5. Once full, put the top of ornament back on
  6. When ready to use, add desired amount to warm bath

Create in a spa in your home!

1 cup citric acid
1 cup baking soda
½ cup cornstarch
½ cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
8–10 drops favorite essential oil

1. In bowl, place citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and oil.
Add eight to 10 drops of the essential oil or blend of choice

2. Mix well with spoon until soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of damp sand.

Note: If the mixture is too wet, try adding a little more baking soda and cornstarch until consistency is correct.

3. At this point, you may add food coloring, dried herbs, or flower petals to mixture.

4. Place mixture in silicone molds. Let sit 24 hours before removing from mold.

Rosemary  + Spearmint soap is divine.

Items Needed
Olive oil melt-and-pour soap base

Silicone mold
15 drops Spearmint oil
15 drops Rosemary oil
Optional: Dried herbs


Disclaimer: Although these images show fresh herbs in the soap, we highly recommend only using dried herbs. The fresh herbs (although beautiful) turn the soap brown after a few days. 


Instructions

  1. Cut off the amount of soap base you want to use and place it into a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Melt the soap into liquid form in increments of 30 seconds.
  3. Add a handful of dried herbs to the soap mold.
  4. Add Spearmint and Rosemary essential oils.
  5. Mix together and pour into molds.
  6. Let it sit for an hour.
  7. Remove the soap from the mold.

Create your own body wash that suits your current oil personality!

Ingredients
8 ounce glass pump bottle

½ cup unscented Castile soap
4 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
3 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
10 drops of your favorite essential oil


Note:
 Vegetable glycerin will help the body wash be thicker, creamier, and lather better.


Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients into glass pump bottle.
  2. Add desired essential oil(s).
  3. Shake to combine.
These little soap satchels can be used like loofahs and will help clean, nourish, and exfoliate your skin. Plus, they look really cute in a guest bath or kitchen!
4 small burlap bags
1 doTERRA SPA Bath Bar of choice, grated
¾ cup old-fashioned oats
 
Instructions:
  1. Place grated soap and old-fashioned oats into a small bowl and mix until combined.
  2. Divide mixture equally into burlap bags.
  3. When showering, or washing hands, wet the burlap satchel and use as a loofah or hand exfoliator. Add a drop of Grapefruit or Wild Orange for additional uplifting properties.
I just love Geranium EO and this is an amazing way to use it.
1 cup organic virgin coconut oil
1 cup Pink Himalayan (or Epsom) salt
¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
15 drops favorite essential oil
Instructions
 
1. Melt coconut oil in microwave or over double boiler
Once melted, remove from heat
 
2. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil and Pink Himalayan Salt to melted coconut oil
3. Stir until combined
4. Add essential oil
5. Let sit until coconut oil solidifies, stirring every 10 minutes
 
Tip: Put in refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.
Stir until well combined and store in an airtight container
 
6. To use, rub on skin and rinse with warm water