Handmade for the Holidays

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Give the gift of Aromatherapy… with a personal touch!

Nothing says I care about you more than a handmade gift. The thought of taking time to make something with your hands makes the idea of gift giving so much more special. There are so many great things you can make with essential oils.

Today we are sharing three simple recipes and some fun ways to package them for an amazingly stylish gift. These DIY’s are not only great for the holidays but can be enjoyed year-round.

We hope you enjoy!

Coffee Sugar Scrub

½ C. Sugar
½ C. Coffee Grounds

½ Vanilla Bean, ground in a coffee bean grinder.

3 Drops of Pranarom Cardamom Essential Oil
1 ½ t. Pranarom Jojoba or Sweet Almond Virgin Plant Oil

Add sugar, vanilla bean and coffee grounds to a small bowl. Mix them together until well combined. Add oils and stir until incorporated. Add to a glass jar until ready to use.

Cocoa Mint Lip Balm

1 T. Beeswax Pastilles
1 T. Cocoa Butter
2 T. Pranarom Jojoba Virgin Plant Oil
10-15 Drops Pranarom Peppermint Essential Oil
5-6 Lip Balm Tubes

Melt beeswax, cocoa butter and oil together in a glass container with a spout in the microwave. If you don’t want to microwave, place glass container in a pot over simmering water. Stir until ingredients are liquid, then add essential oils. Mix well and pour liquid into lip balm tubes, tins, or jars. (makes approx. (6) .15 oz. tubes. We love this one with just mint, but you can try other options as well.

Shea Lotion Bars

½ C. Shea Butter
¼ C. Organic Coconut Oil
2/3 C. Beeswax Pastilles
10 Drops Pranarom Spearmint Essential Oil
10 Drops Pranarom Orange Essential Oil
10 Drops Pranarom Lavender Essential Oil
Square Silicone Molds

In a double boiler (or a large glass bowl sitting on top of a small pot of water), melt shea butter and beeswax over medium low heat. When shea butter and beeswax are nearly melted, add coconut oil (which will melt very quickly). Stir until completely melted then remove from heat. Wait 10 minutes for mixture to cool a bit before adding essential oils. Pour melted lotion base into molds and let cool until completely solid (this will take several hours). Remove lotion bars from molds and store in a cool, dry place. To use: simply rub lotion bars in between your hands to activate. Your body heat will melt/soften th
e bars. Makes around 3-5 bars.

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Warming Spices DIY Roundup

Cozy Recipes for the Cooler Months Fall is that wonderful transition season when we begin to slow down after the busyness of summer and start enjoying a little more time indoors. We especially love when the trees change their colors into a beautiful tapestry of reds, greens and yellows. The season calls for warming spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper and clove. These spices were the inspiration for our fall DIY roundup. We have some great recipes that are perfect for the home and great for holiday gift giving. Fall Leaves Room Spray 3 Drops of Pranarom Cardamom Essential Oil 3 Drops of Pranarom Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil 1 Drop of Pranarom Clove Essential Oil 1 Drop of Pranarom Ginger Essential Oil 3 Drops of Pranarom Orange Essential Oil 2 T. Witch Hazel 2 T. Distilled Water 2 oz. Amber Spray Bottle Directions:Mix witch hazel and water together in a glass pourable container. Add essential oils and mix until well incorporated. Pour into spray bottle. Give your room a couple sprays and enjoy the aroma! Spiced Chai Diffusion Blend 3 Drops Pranarom Cardamom Essential Oil 2 Drops Pranarom Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil 2 Drops Pranarom Clove Essential Oil 2 Drops Pranarom Ginger Essential Oil 1 Drop Pranarom Black Pepper Essential Oil Directions: Add oils to your ultrasonic diffuser with water. Cozy Massage Oil 6 Drops Pranarom Cardamom Essential Oil 6 Drops Pranarom Orange Essential Oil 8 Drops Pranarom Ginger Essential Oil 2 Drops Pranarom Black Pepper Essential Oil Jojoba Oil or your favorite carrier oil 1 oz. Pump Bottle Directions: Add essential oils to bottle. Top with Jojoba oil. Add a couple pumps to hand and massage on sore muscles. Fall Harvest Potpourri 3 Drops of Pranarom Cardamom Essential Oil 3 Drops of Pranarom Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil 1 Drop of Pranarom Clove Essential Oil 1 Drop of Pranarom Ginger Essential Oil 3 Drops of Pranarom Orange Essential Oil 2 Cups mixture of the following: Cinnamon Sticks, Pinecones, Dried Fruit Slices (Apples, Oranges, Lemons) or Dried Citrus Peels, Whole Cloves, Dried Cardamom Pods, Star Anise Directions: Add dried material to a large glass bowl. Toss gently to mix. Add essential oils to bowl and toss to incorporate. Add to your favorite decorative bowl and enjoy. Add more essential oils as necessary to maintain desired aroma.

Stocking Stuffer Season Is Here!

Need some small gift ideas? We have you covered! So, what exactly is an immune system? Our immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defend our bodies against infection. With the pandemic still upon us, now more than ever is the importance of keeping our immune system strong. When our immune system is functioning properly, we are able to fight off diseases, viruses, infections and more. So, what can we do to build our immune system so we can continue to lead a happy and vibrant life? Mistilia Diffuser First let’s talk about our Mistilia diffuser. This product has been a hot seller! Perfect for that busy person in your life that’s on the go and likes portability. This mini diffuser fits easily in your bag, backpack, or car for on-the-go aromatherapy. It can be used with our hydrosols for a refreshing and hydrating facial treatment, or with any of our essential oils. Hydrosols Our hydrosols come in two sizes and thirteen different varieties. We love the 1 oz. size for gifting. It’s the perfect size for stockings! You could also put it together with a Mistilia diffuser, a couple essential oils, and maybe a candle or face towel for the perfect self-care spa basket. Precious Oils Rollers Perfect for stockings, these mini roll-on essences are pre-diluted in certified organic jojoba oil and fitted with a stainless-steel rollerball for safe and easy application. We have them in a variety of options: Frankincense, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Rose Otto, Sandalwood, Vanilla. These are perfect for the essential oil lover who likes a little luxury in their life. Holiday Diffusion Blends We also have our limited-edition holiday diffusion blends in three different scents. These make great stocking stuffers or bundle the three together with a diffuser for a special gift. Inner Harmony: Fresh citrus, sweet floral and deep woodsy notes. Spicy Pomander: Bright citrus, warming cinnamon and clove. Winter Trees: Bold blend of conifers and bright refreshing peppermint. If you like the idea of handmade gifts, check out our DIY blog post A little something for everyone. Let’s bring on the holiday cheer!