Melt and pour soapmaking is the process of melting a preexisting soap base, most often adding color and fragrance or essential oil, then pouring the soap base into a mold. Once fully hardened, the result is a bar that is able to be used right away. A lovely thing to get the kids involved with too!
Cut the soap base into (approximately) 1 inch chunks, and melt the soap base in the microwave on 30 second bursts, stirring between bursts, until the base has fully melted. You can also do this on the stove in a double boiler.
Mix 5 drops peppermint and 5 drops breathe into the liquid.
Divide the melted, scented soap base in two separate containers.
Add red soap colorant to one of the jars. You can use as little or as much red as you like.
Get out your soap molds! Fill each layer by color one at a time–Put down one layer of white soap base, and pop in the freezer for 15 minutes. Then add a layer of the red base only once the white one has hardened, and back in the freezer. This will get even/clean layers between the red and the white!
Let harden in the freezer. Pop out and cut into smaller slices for gift giving, and wrap in parchment paper and tie with red and white string!
Check us out on instagram @dailyessentialco to see a video instruction of this Recipe, under DIY Holiday Gifts!
Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States (or 18.1% of the population), making them the most common mental illness in the U.S.
Only 36.9% of those suffering from anxiety disorders receive treatment, despite them being highly treatable
People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.
Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.
It’s not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
Whether experienced severely as described above or low-level due to life’s stressors, anxiety symptoms can be eased with the help of essential oils.
Using the power of plants in a habitual way is a good practice to start when feelings of anxiety arise. Relaxation techniques may produce modest short-term reduction of anxiety in people with ongoing health problems. These techniques have also been shown to be useful for older adults with anxiety. Adding aromatherapy via essential oils to your relaxation techniques is a great practice to start now and continue as a way to calm your emotions and feelings wherever you are feeling anxious.
While a bit of trial and error can be necessary for finding your essential oil go-to’s, here are a few popular individual oils recommended for stress and anxiety:
While any of the above (and others!) are lovely essential oils for reducing anxiety, I like to have a few of my favorite anxiety reducing essential oil recipes already on hand and ready to go. I mix the oil blends in 10mL rollerballs, making topical application quick and easy for when I need them. Then I can apply a rollerball to my temples and the back of the neck, then practice a breathing or mindfulness technique. Paired together, the two greatly reduce and ease my anxiety symptoms.
Below are two of my favorite oil recipe blends I always keep on hand for those moments of anxiousness. Add each of the below to a 10 ml rollerball, and fill ½ way with fractionated coconut oil before assembling the final product.
4 Drops Serenity
4 Drops Balance
2 Drops Vetiver
2 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Bergamot
2 drops Lime
3 drops Sandalwood
These blends also make great diffuser recipes so you can enjoy the benefits of your oils aromatically too. Aromatherapy is a powerful tool for boosting mood, promoting relaxation, and creating a calm environment.
Essential oils can help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and provide additional support in developing relaxation techniques. However, it’s important to remember that if you’re suffering from severe anxiety and depression symptoms to talk with your doctor or a healthcare professional to ensure you get the support you need.
Confession: I’m a beauty product junkie. But one thing my beauty product loving heart doesn’t love so much? All the toxic ingredients found in many of those products gracing store shelves. Fortunately, essential oils provide a natural, effective, AND cost-saving alternative. Here are a few of my favorite DIY beauty recipes using essential oils.
Natural Makeup Brush Cleaner
4 oz water
2 drops of doTERRA On Guard cleaner concentrate
2 drops of Purify
Mix essential oils with water. Swirl brushes through mixture and clean thoroughly. Rinse with clean, cold water. Let dry.
DIY Eye Makeup Remover
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Lavender
doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
Add Frankincense and Lavender to 10mL rollerball, then fill remainder with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil. When removing eye makeup, simply roll on your finger, apply to the eye, and remove with a soft cloth.
DIY Face Wash
3 drops Lemon
5 drops Lavender
2 drops Melaleuca
7 drops Frankincense
Unscented Castile Soap
In a foaming pump, add essential oils. Next add a few drops of unscented castile soap and top with distilled/purified water.
Anti-Aging Face Serum
7 drops pure Vitamin E
2 drops Frankincense
1 drop Patchouli
2 drops Lavender
4 drops Helichrysum
Mix together ingredients together in 2oz Amber dropper bottle. Then fill remaining bottle with Jojoba oil. Apply several drops to face, neck, and chest AM and PM.
Blackheads Be Gone
2 drops Lemon
1 Tsp Baking Soda
Mix to a paste and apply to problem areas. Leave mixture on for 20 minutes then wash off.
Love Your Lashes
5 drops Cedarwood
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Rosemary
Vitamin E Oil
Add essential oils to empty mascara tube. Fill remaining tube with half Vitamin E Oil and half V6 Oil. Shake before use and apply to clean lashes AM and PM.
Essential Oils to Add to Your Facial Moisturizer
Add a few drops of any of the above oils to your facial moisturizer when desiring their added benefits.
Hair Detangler Spray
15 drops Lavender
15 drops Rosemary
1 Tbsp doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
In a 4 oz bottle, mix ingredients together. Top with water, shake, spray, and comb through hair! Mixture is awesome for scalp and hair health, plus it smells amaaaaazing.
Strong Nails and Healthy Cuticles
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Myrrh
10 drops Lemon
doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
Mix 10 drops of each oil into a 10mL roller bottle. Fill the remainder amount with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil, then rub onto cuticles and nails at bedtime.
See how easy, amazing and versatile these natural products are? Essential oils are AMAZING for easy beauty DIYs, and when you join The Daily Essential Co, you’ll get amazing support that won’t just make you even more beautiful, but you’ll learn how to become more empowered to use these AMAZING gifts from the Earth each & every day!
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Self care moments are the key to keeping yourself together in your daily life. As Jonathan Van Ness from Netflix’s Queer Eye says, “How you take care of yourself is how the world sees you.”
So- for all of September, we’re going to hosting #selfcareSeptember around The Dailly Essential Co. And we’re going to give you one more little hot tip… You need the dōTERRA Touch® Kit in your life. I’ll “touch” on just a few of the reasons why, babe.
1. This kit features nine–NINE--of doTERRA’s most popular, versatile, and loved essential oils. We’re talking immune support, easing tension and muscle soreness, stress relief, cleansing and purifying, soothing skin irritations, digestion aid, and more. All packed into this one kit. So here’s what’s included:
Roll on chest to clear airways when sick, pre-exercise, or before bedtime
Roll onto sore muscles and areas of tension as needed
Apply to the stomach or bottoms of feet after eating a large meal
Massage on the temples throughout the day to balance mood or apply to appearance of skin imperfections
Rub on the bottoms of feet of a restless child before bedtime
Roll on bottoms of feet and inside shoes for a fresh aroma and feeling or apply after shaving to soothe and cool skin
doTERRA On Guard®
Apply to chest or feet when seasonal threats are high or use on palms of hands to purify skin
Apply a small amount to hands and rub together for cleansing benefit
Massage oil onto back of neck for a cooling sensation and to relieve feelings of tension.
2. The oils come already diluted in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil. (Meaning they’re ready to use straight out of the box. *Cue audience cheers*) Now, I know diluting your oils isn’t necessarily hard, but it is an extra step. And you’re busy. And sometimes remembering those dilution ratios off the top of your head feels like more trouble than it’s worth. So whether you’ve got sensitive skin, are wanting an option safe for kids, or are looking for a pre-diluted option, the dōTERRA Touch® Kit strikes the perfect balance between sensitive and effective.
Essential oils are something we love to use around our home, on our bodies, in our recipes, and definitely with our children! But because children and babies are more delicate than adults, you have to be so careful when it comes to applying and diluting! Essential Oils and getting started can be SO overwhelming to people and we totally get it, this is why we LOVE The Touch Kit!
3. Speaking of busy, the 10 mL roller-ball makes for easy, quick application. Simply apply to touch points such as the back of the neck, wrists, and feet, and let the oil do its job. (Hint: Rollerballs are also great to toss in your purse and take with you on-the-go.)
If you attended the doTERRA Diamond Retreat at doTERRA HQ in July of 2019 and are looking to download the corresponding handout to The Daily Essential Co’s Leader Jenna Rammell’s presentation, here . you. go.
If you’ve been lucky enough to purchase our Anxiety or Allergy Make & Takes, which are filled with beautiful label files, but also include such helpful resources like class handouts, teaching notes and even scripts for you, as a host & instructor, to keep your class participants highly engaged and ready to buy.
The labels you’ll need to purchase for these classes are:
T O I L E T BOWL BOMBS- CLASS NOTES: Make as a GROUP- Participants can take 1-2 home, and it’s preferable for you to make some ahead. We recommend using this a freebie for the class, since its single use for them. If making, have this recipe at beginning of class so they can dry in time to bag up and take home
Also easy to make a big batch for yourself at home- same recipe, all for yourself. 1) Add 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup citric acid, and 20 drops peppermint and 20 drops lime essential oil to a mixing bowl. Mix well, breaking up any clumps with the back of your spoon. 2) Add 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar and 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide (3% kind) to a small spray bottle. Slowly spray vinegar/hydrogen peroxide onto dry mixture. You may not need to use all the vinegar/hydrogen peroxide. You’ve added enough when it feels like slightly damp (not wet) sand. It should clump together when you squeeze it into a ball, but it should also break apart easily when you drop it into the bowl. (see step 5 above for more details) 3) Scoop fizzy mixture into silicone ice cube tray and press firmly into each opening. One batch should yield about 10-12 toilet cleaning fizzies. Let dry overnight (or up to 2-3 days, depending on the humidity in your home). Make sure completely dry before attempting to remove them from mold. 4) Store in an airtight plastic container (PET plastic #1 or HDPE plastic #2). If it doesn’t clump together, then add a little more liquid until it does. If it doesn’t break apart easily when you drop the clump into the bowl, then the mixture is too wet, to correct it, add a little more baking soda and citric acid.
Watch as Amber Landry from The Daily Essential Co explains what the Loyalty Rewards Program is from doTERRA and how you can use the program to get free essential oils or other doTERRA products just for purchasing under your wholesale member’s account.
Do you have less-than healthy daily habits you’d like to change? Are you still confused at how essential oils and doTERRA’s premium natural supplements could help change your life?
It’s a very exciting time to join The Daily Essential Co. We’re thrilled to announce that for the first-time ever, doTERRA has created one our favorite healthy habits kit as an enrollment kit. That means you get wholesale (think Costco) pricing on premium essential oils & blends all year long while also enjoying high-end natural supplements for a fraction of the cost if they were sold separately.
The basis for making health decisions and staying on TOP of our health and preventing instead of only caring about our health as a reactionary step. Small steps every day lead to dramatic changes in life & health.
That’s the reason for our excitement about this natural supplement & essential oil healthy habits kit from doTERRA. In this kit, you’ve got incredible value AND the keys to start implementing a daily routine that leads to a healthy lifestyle, which we believe is the true key to proactive health care. We call is self-care at the cellular level, which we know everyone needs.
In what we call our “Lifestyle Ladder” you can clearly see that habitually healthy activities are the foundation of productivity in managing one’s health. With this Daily Health Habits kit from doTERRA, you’ll get every product you need to practice the below healthy behaviors each & every day.
Here’s what a typical day should look like during this challenge:
Apply 1–2 drops of Balance to the bottom of your feet when you wake up.
Apply 1 drop of Frankincense under your tongue.
With breakfast, take one Terrazyme®,one PB Assist®, and doTERRA Lifelong Vitality
Use a citrus oil in your water throughout the day. Dr. Hill suggests Lemon, Tangerine, or Grapefruit.
With lunch, take one Terrazyme.
Appply Deep Blue® Rub after strenous activity in the afternoon (or when needed).
Diffuse doTERRA On Guard®, add one drop under your tongue, or take a doTERRA On Guard® Softgel.
With dinner, take one Terrazymeand doTERRA Lifelong Vitality
Diffuse your favorite oil for relaxation or apply to the bottom of your feet. We suggest Lavender or doTERRA Serenity®.
And as a member of The Daily Essential Co, this month only, you may join us in our private Facebook community and be entered to win more than $1,500 in prizes JUST for purchasing this kit and getting in on resetting your habits. We’re giving away everything from $100 to LuLu Lemon to an Apple Watch. There’s no better time to reset and practice new health habits than right now.
If you’ve been following me recently, you know that I’m back on taking one of my very favorite doTERRA products, our natural supplements.
Just like in this post about the Life Long Vitality supplements over here, I feel SUCH a difference in my energy, skin and hair health, sleep…basically, everything when I’m on them! And here’s why I’m telling you about them again… it’s an even better time to get started with them now because this month when you order them we are giving away prizes from lululemon, an Apple Watch and more!** It’s seriously so cool, and I hope you’ll join us, even if you’re just wanting to learn more about them. Also, it’s a no-lose proposition… doTerra will totally refund your entire purchase if you don’t feel a difference because they’re that confident in them!! I’m THAT confident in them. They’re real, real life-changing. I’m sharing a testimonial from someone else that’s not me below, so keep reading for that, and to see how to WIN!
But if you’ve ordered from me or another TDE member before, just add the supplements to a new order this month, keep your receipt, and READ on… because this is where it gets exciting!
That’s right! We’re giving away HUGE prizes just for ordering the Life Long Vitality supplements from doTERRA through me. If you’re already a member of The Daily Essential Co, you’re going to want to add the LLV kit to your LRP this month. If you aren’t a member yet, zero worries! You can still join us, learn about how truly AMAZING these all-natural plant-compounds are for you AND WIN!
Step 2. Join Us in The Daily Essential Co members-only Facebook group from April 1-15th for information on resetting your body through daily habits.
Step 3- Show us proof of your LLV (that’s what we call our supplements) purchase and be entered to win amazing prizes. Bonus prize levels for proof of orders over $125 and EVEN more bonus prizes for orders over $200. All those prizes & details can be found in the private member’s FB group.
Step 4- FEEL better because you’re putting premium supplements in your body that contain no filler and have incredible amounts of bio-available (which means your body absorbs it) plant compounds and essential oils, nutrients and more.
Here’s one of my favorite testimonials from someone using our Life-Long Vitality supplements for just a few weeks:
“I had two ruptured discs in my neck, pinching a nerve with pain radiating from my neck to my fingers. Surgery was scheduled. After about 10 days on LLV the pain was gone. The doctor said I had likely reduced the inflammation enough to let my body heal on its own. The surgery was cancelled. This was almost 5 years ago, and I’ve been taking the LLV every since.”
So… these products work. There are hundreds if not thousands of testimonials that are similar to this story… and more than that, there are people worldwide who have made the choice to improve their health daily using these supplements.
Wouldn’t you want that for yourself? I want it for you. And there is NO better to time to try these top-selling doTERRA products for your health and your family’s health. If you aren’t completely wow-ed by them, you can get your money back. And KEEP the prizes that you win in The Daily Essential Habit Reset giveaway!
HI babes! We are so excited to introduce you to Daily Health Habits – a community guide to wellness by The Daily Essential Co!
The goal: -To get our users focused on the baseline of their health by purchasing and getting regular with our Lifelong Vitality Vitamins! -To introduce new enrollments to our community by inviting them to get started with us and the Lifelong Vitality Pack!
How it works:
There are different prizes being given for different amounts of PV placed – the more PV the more expensive the prize – it’s going to be so fun to spoil our members!!