BY MARCIA LEONE
I’m pretty new to the Essential Oil scene. I’ve always used lavender for sleep, but never completely delved into the world of oils until I was sent a starter kit by Sarah-Jade Graham aka @essential_oil_mumma. I was dealing with winter school germs and a new baby and looking for a natural solution to keep the germs at bay. Fast forward a few months and I now use oils for everything from surface spray to teething!
So for those new to oils, or wanting some new (surprising) uses, I asked Sarah-Jade to share some of her favourite recipes for the whole family- from body scrub to allergies and nappy wipes to bug bites- I’m a complete convert!
So cost affective and take less than five minutes to make.
2.35L square shape container. I like to use a Sistema one from Woolworths or Coles
1 roll of double length paper towel cut in half or cloth towels if you prefer
2 cups of water
2 tablespoons of Fractionated Coconut Oil. Can be bought from doTERRA and online
1 Tablespoon of Castille Soap. I buy mine from the local health food store
5 drops of Tea Tree Oil
5 drops of Lavender Oil
DIRECTIONS | Cut paper towel in half. Fill the container with the water, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Castille Soap, Tea Tree and Lavender Oil and stir. Place one half of the paper towel into the container and allow to soak up some of the liquid before removing the cardboard insert. Pop on the lid to stop the wipes from drying out.
AROMATHERAPY PLAY DOUGH
A fun way to introduce essential oils with a relaxing aroma to your kids.
2 cups of flour
2 cups of coloured water
1 cup of salt
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
5 drops of essential oil – I like Lavender or Peppermint
DIRECTIONS | Combine all ingredients, except for the essentials oils, in a large saucepan and stir until combined. Once combined, put over a medium heat and using a spatula, continue to stir ingredients together until a ball has formed. Please do not overcook as this will lead to dry play dough. Remove from heat and cool on baking paper. Once cool, add 5 drops of Lavender or Peppermint or whatever oil you choose and knead until thoroughly combined. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
BUG BITE RELIEF ROLLER
With summer right around the corner and being outdoors, bug bites are inevitable. This roller will provide soothing and cooling relief to those itchy bites.
10ml (1/3oz) glass roller bottle
Fractionated Coconut Oil
10 drops of Lavender Oil
10 drops of Peppermint Oil
DIRECTIONS | Add in the Lavender and Peppermint Oil into the roller bottle and fill the rest with Fractionated Coconut Oil to the top. Secure the roller ball and lid to the bottle and shake before every use. Apply to the spots where needed.
SEASONAL ALLERGY RELIEF
Do you get the watery eyes and gasping for air feeling when the seasons are changing? This trio of oils will support you through that.
3 drops of Lemon
3 drops of Lavender
3 drops of Peppermint
DIRECTIONS | Place all three oils into a diffuser with water. Alternatively these three oils can be made into a blend. For an adult try around 10-15 drops of each oil in a 10ml roller and rill the rest with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Shake before every use and apply to the neck pulse points and bottom of the feet.
DIY COFFEE SCRUB
If you love coffee body scrubs then why not try making your own! Affordable, easy to make and leaves your skin super smooth.
Air tight glass jar – I like Kmart for this one.
1 cup of ground coffee
½ cup of brown sugar
¾ cup of Fractionated Coconut Oil
Optional – Your favourite essential oils like Peppermint or Frankincense
DIRECTIONS | Combine coffee, brown sugar together and then add in the Fractionated Coconut Oil and essential oils (if adding them in). Scoop into the glass jar and use when needed.
Sarah-Jade lives with her husband Brett and two boys Duke and Vice. She found her passion for oils after looking for something to support her kids when they were unwell and herself with the hectic demands of mum life! Sarah-Jade has now shares her passion for dõTERRA by empowering others @essential_oil_mumma.
Please note I was very cautious and chose not to use oils on or around Poppy for the first few months, but Sarah-Jade can help you with some reading information and safe, age appropriate oils to use. Marcia x