Etsy Shop Happenings

Over the last few weeks I have been playing in the kitchen to make a couple of soaps and a lotion. Since signing up for dōTERRA oils, I have been inspired to use essential oils as more than just a scent.  Now, I like to use them first as a functional element to support the body and then for their scent.

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For instance, I made a soap using dōTERRA’s On Guard blend (wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary). All of the essential oils used in that blend have antibacterial properties and support the immune system. The scent of the soap is subtle and pleasant. It is still a great alternative to conventional antibacterial soaps as it is non-drying to the skin and void of chemicals.

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Last week, I made another batch of soap using my new soap mold and dōTERRA’s Citrus Bliss blend (wild orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, tangerine, clementine, vanilla). All of the oils used in that blend are known for their disinfecting and cleaning properties. The soap turned out to be unscented, so it is great for people who are sensitive to scents but still want a cleansing and disinfecting bar. Furthermore, since I used my new mold the bars are much bigger and therefore will last longer (they are between 5 and 5.5 oz each).

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On Friday, afternoon I released a face cream/body lotion. I love the way this cream came out. I usually make it in my Blendtec but it is always a pain to clean, so this time I used my immersion blender and it worked perfectly (and was a breeze to clean).  I used dōTERRA’s Geranium essential oil. The geranium essential oil has a floral aroma that is pleasant and not overpowering. It is also known to promote clear and healthy skin as well as regulate oil production. I really like the way the rose hydrosol and the geranium blended together, giving the lotion a nice and delicate flower aroma. This lotion is void of chemicals and preservatives. I used only pure ingredients (coconut oil, cacao butter, grapeseed oil with vitamin E, beeswax, apricot oil, aloe vera gel, distilled water, rose hydrosol, and dōTERRA Geranium essential oil).

To find out more about each product and to purchase please visit my Etsy shop.

If you want to know more about dōTERRA’s essential oils, please email me: millie@ramblingcreations.org

One minute creative recharge

I needed a break from my computer work filled day. So, I took a creative break. If you feel like you also need to recharge or be creative here is a favorite activity of mine.

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Grab a piece of paper and a writing utensil. Without thinking about it write down 10 words that come to mind. Use those words to write a poem (challenge yourself to only add pronouns, verbs and conjunctions).

My 10 words: apple, tomato, cinnamon, peace, finding, beauty, sun, outside, gratitude, now

Finding beauty in a cinnamon apple
Is expressing gratitude for the now
The sun outside finds peace with the tomato

If you are inspired by this activity, feel free to share your poem in the comment below