Friday, April 3, 2015

Rainbow Unicorn Bath Bombs

Love making these therapeutic bath treats for after a long run or workout! A blend of lemongrass and lavender work together to ease achey muscles and aid in healing. I used the recipie from my bath bombs in the link below and topped them with unicorn poop frosting. 
The frosting is made with one egg white whipped with a teaspoon of cream of tartar and a pound of powered sugar. I added just enough lemon oil and vanilla to get it moist enough to whip into a moldable fondant frosting.  Separate the white frosting into 6 cups to color.
You can remove & discard the topping before bathing. (It's a little eggy)

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Three steps to all natural body butter.

These were fun to make...and easy too! 
Ingredients:
one part organic cocoa butter
one part organic coconut oil
1/2 part  organic beeswax
Bergamot & Ginger essential oils 


1. Melt the butters, oils, and wax in a double boiler.
2. Remove from heat and add in the essential oils. 
3. Pour into molds & set up overnight. 
 (I used silicone baking molds from a local craft store.)

I am hosting several classes in the next few weeks and would love to share more! If you're interested in learning more about the therapeutic qualities of CTPG essential oils click on the link here and RSVP!  My family is testing out a whole range of dōTERRA products and would love to include you in our journey.  If you have any questions or want samples you can shop here and message me! We love sharing :)


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Valentine's Day Lotion Bars

Today we made cardamom spice sugar scrub, therapeutic bath salts, and delicious lotion bars! The kitchen was messy! Then it got cleaned...then it got messy...cleaned...and one last project wrecked it for the night: 


Valentine's Day body butter bars!

Measure out-
One cup beeswax (I like the natural beeswax from mountain rose herbs ) But you can also get the white refined food grade variety at Whole Foods.
One cup Shea butter (or any butter of your choice, cocoa, mango, etc...)
One cup coconut oil (or any beneficial body oil)
(I only had a half cup of coconut oil, so I used sweet almond oil too)

Put these ingredients into a double boiler or a diy melting device pictured below (assembled from a pyrex 4 cup measuring cup and a sauce pan). Fill the pot half way up with water and put it over med- high heat with the glass container full butters, oils, and beeswax until the mixture melts together. I didn't want to turn it up too high, so the whole process took about 10 min. Pay close attention to the melting process. As the water begins to boil you risk water splashing into the mixture; ruining the batch. Water and oil...haha.

 
These are some of our favorite products to use during dull Minnesota winter days. We personalized this Valentine's Day batch of body butter bars with the Whisper blend from DōTERRA essential oils. Lovely.

I added some food grade shimmer powder to the silicone molds first.  Holiday fun!
Pour the melted mixture of butters, oils, and wax into the prepared mold.
Whisper:One of dōTERRA's most popular blend of essential oils that is personalized by your individual chemistry to make a scrumptious and unique personal fragrance. Whisper is made with rose, jasmine, bergamot, cinnamon, cistus, (check out the link on cistus oil...amazing stuff!) vetiver, ylang ylang, cocoa, vanilla, sandalwood, and patchouli. YUM.


 As the bars cool they get lighter in color and start to firm up... especially
here where it's below freezing... don't worry my house is usually kept around 69 in the winter and a tad warmer than that in the summer and these bars do fine. Whew!
 They pop right out of their mold :) after sitting 12 hours.
Finished bars! All ready to give out on Valentine's Day!



Thursday, January 16, 2014