DIY

Lavender Calming Paw Protector

Thank goodness for Paw protector. Our sweet Little Hugo cut his paw on some Icy snow today leaving crime scene looking blood prints all over the deck! Luckily I have some paw wax to slather on his paw and he was good to go.

Snow Dog: Hugo The Leonberger

Not only do we need to protect our babies from the chapped cold, Many common deicers are dangerous for dogs, and can irritate their paws and even cause serious illness if ingested. This wax prevents the dogs from absorbing deicer into their bodies and you can wipe and re apply when heading in and out of the house. It is also safe for them to lick. Scared of essential oils or just do not have them on hand? It is not required to make this recipe and you can still keep your doggies paws safe. Lavender Essential oil helps heal their paws and keep the skin soft and smooth as well as calms those puppies down making it an added benefit.

Let me know if you give it a try!

Calming Paw Protector:

Essential Stiles Paw Protector

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. (approx. 2 tbsp.) olive , sunflower, or sweet almond oil
  • 2 oz. (approx. 2 tbsp.) Coconut Oil
  • 1 oz. (approx. 1 tbsp.) Shea Butter
  • 4 tsp. Beeswax Pellets
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2oz tins or Mason Jar lids (Baby Food lids work too!)

Paw Wax Instructions

  1. In a small pot – or double boiler – over low heat melt the oils, Shea butter, and beeswax. Stir continuously until all is melted and well blended.
  2. Pour the mixture into tins.
  3. Let them cool on the counter until hard.
  4. Cap and label.
  5. Keep away from extreme heat.
  6. Use within 1-2 years.
DIY, Individual Oil

DIY Essential Oil Body Butter

Tis the season for DRY CRACKED SKIN!!!! It is the WORST! I am in the pool for the majority of my work day which already dries out my skin and then it is followed by the cold dry air of winter as a double whammy.  Thank goodness for this wonderful Essential Oil DIY recipe that has been able to moisturize and sooth my skin. I used Lavender which has been shown to help with wound healing in Rats and Frankincense is shown to help with tissue remodeling which makes them great oils for healthy skin.
DIY Whipped Body Butter
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Shea butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa butter
  • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil (not FCO)
  • ¼ cup grape seed oil (or other light oil on hand)
  • 10-20 drops of essential oil (Lavender and frankincense really helped my skin)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, except the essential oils, in a small pot or double boiler.
  2. Gently melt and stir over medium-low heat until the mixture is liquid.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to partially set up. (you can place in the fridge or freezer to speed this process) We put it in the cold garage as to not take up precious refrigerator space!
  4. Once the mixture is partially set, add the essential oils of your choice, and whip with a hand mixer or stand mixer until the body butter is fluffy and stiff peaks have formed.
  5. Spoon into a jar and apply anywhere on the body. Or, gift as a gift!

Let me know how it turns out in the comments below!

DIY

Christmas Bazaar Lip Balm!

Good Morning Everyone! I wanted to say thank you for all your support yesterday with our Holiday Bazaar! Especially my sweet Dad who hung out with me most of the day. I wanted to share our Lip Balm Recipe with you all! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday and Please let me know what questions I can answer for you about all your essential Oil needs!

 

LIP BALM

What you need:

1 tbsp beeswax pellets
1 tbsp coconut oil
1.5 tsp shea butter
7 drops peppermint Essential oil
5 drops Citrus Bliss Essential OIl
Dropper/Funnel
Double boiler
Chapstick tubes

Directions

Measure out your beeswax pellets, coconut oil and shea butter.
Add them into a double boiler and heat on low until everything melts down to liquid form.
Once melted, remove from heat and let it cool for about 2 minutes.
Now add your peppermint and vanilla essential oils, drop by drop and stir well
Using a dropper, fill up your chapstick tubes. This recipe will fill about 10 chapstick tubes.
When you’ve filled all the tubes, place them on a tray in the refrigerator to set for about 15 minutes.
Keep a tube in your purse, drawer, pocket or any easily accessible location!

Enjoy and keep yours lips nice and smooth all year long!

Diffuser, DIY

Cute Kids and a Fake Tree?

 

We use a Fake Tree for now. It is tall and beautiful and pre-lit! All the things I look for around Christmas, Easy. The only thing we miss is the fresh tree smell. So PROBLEM SOLVED! We made these adorable diffuser ornaments with Douglas Fir and Siberian Fir. They Smell amazing and we get to personalize them every year to keep the memories alive! If you make some drop the pictures in the comments and lets see how creative you are! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Ingredients

1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Corn Starch
3/4 cups water
15 drops Douglas Fir/Siberian Fir or Holiday Joy Essential Oil
Optional: glitter, food coloring, Puffy Paint

Instructions

Heat all ingredients, minus Essential Oil and optional items, in small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir continuously. In a few minutes it will begin to boil( If adding food coloring, add now) and then, within 5 minutes it will thicken and form a ball of dough. Remove from heat and stir in Essential Oil and perhaps some glitter.


Once cool (not longer hot at all), roll out, using extra cornstarch to prevent sticking and use cookie cutters to create ornaments. . For extra sparkle, add glitter on top when rolling out dough. You can also use stamps to put impressions into the dough, I Pressed the kids hand prints in the dough after.
Move to cookie sheet with spatula, then puncture ornament hole using a large toothpick or skewer. Decorate with puffy paint or other acrylic pain.

Allow to harden 24 hours, flipping after 12 hours.
Store extra air tight in a zip lock bag. (I suck out the air like a weirdo haha)

DIY

Natural wax warmer wax!?

So, who else has multiple wax warmers around their house?

Most of the fragrance/perfume smells would make me queasy, but there were a few that I loved and before I found diffusers I would have my warmers going to kill that musty wet dog smell!

So, now that I know that the word fragrance can have millions of cancer causing toxins I have not been using my warmers and they are sitting there begging for some love!

My solution: Another Essential Stiles DIY!

Christmas Joy  SCENTED WAX MELTS


Time: 5–10 minutes active; 2–3 hours inactive

Difficulty: Easy

INGREDIENTS AND MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • 2 oz. beeswax pellets
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 10 drops orange essential oil
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • Cupcake tin or silicone ice cube tray

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Melt together the coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler on the stove, stirring frequently. Once completely liquid, remove from heat.
  2. Stir in the essential oil using a bamboo skewer.
  3. Pour mixture into molds (I use cupcake tins), and then set aside to cool.
  4. Once cooled and solidified, you can remove the wax melts from the molds and use them in your candle warmers.
Diffuser, DIY

Trunk or Treat DIY Body Scrub, Slime, Calming Balloons

We had a blast hosting our first Vendor table at our local Macaroni Kids Trunk or Treat! We had “What is that Smell” Slime, pumpkin spice body scrub, Monster repellent spray and calming stress balloons!

If you weren’t able to make it to our booth no worries! I am willing to share all our recipes! Drop a comment below (Facebook Comment, Instagram Comment, Re Tweet or Blog Comments) IF and WHEN you make one of these awesome recipes OR if you met us yesterday at our Trunk or Treat for an opportunity to WIN a Follow up GIVEAWAY!

One Winner Will Get A Free bottle of Lemon and a 5 dollar Starbucks Card! 

Monster Slime 6 dollars or DIY :

1 Cup School Glue (Clear or White)

1 Cup Water

10 Drops of oil of choice ( we used Lavender, lemon and Peppermint)

Food coloring, glitter or confetti (any decoration of choice)

Mix together well

Then Add

1 Cup Liquid Starch (STA-Flo)

Stir until one Blob and then Kneed until the texture you desire.

Fix its : Too sticky, add more liquid starch

Breaking: Add hand lotion (Doterra lotion works great!)

Too Runny? Pour out excess water and add some glue!

HAVE FUN!

Body Scrub 6 dollars or DIY: Pumpkin Spice

1 cup Sugar

1 cup FCO or Coconut oil

5 drops of Clove

5 drops Cassia

5 drops Orange

3 drops cardamom

Whisk or stir until well blended and store in air tight container!

Get skin damp and rub in a circular motion over arms, legs and body avoiding sensitive areas let sit for 30 seconds before rinsing with water!

 

Calming Stress Balloons 3 dollars or DIY:

Find empty balloons

Fill with 2/3 C rice with funnel

Add 3 drops Lavender

Tie off and squeeze!

Monster Repellent Spray 10 dollars or DIY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

See Monster Repellent Blog post Here!

 

Diffuser Blend and DIY Reed Diffuser:

See Reed Diffuser Recipe HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

Diffuser, DIY, Individual Oil

Feeling Gross!

IT HAPPENED! My 9 month old was crawling around on the floor at the doctor and the next day he was sick! We used his open airways blend (Cardamom, Frankincense and FCO) and diffused breathe, but on Sunday he secured my fate by sneezing his green snot all over my eyes and mouth! I really hate calling in sick because in my line of work there are more people affected then just me.

Menthol containing Essential oils are starting to have some supporting research showing they have a positive effect with inhalation on “mucus clearance in chronic airways obstruction.”

Menthol containing Essential oils are : Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Breathe, Deep blue and spearmint!

So for today’s post I will outline what I did to make myself functional and feeling better in 3 days!

Breathe Vapor rub stick on the chest and feet to open my airways!

On guard throat drops: AMAZING!

On Guard beadlets

Diffuse on Guard and breathe with serenity

Apply motivate and cheer in the morning and as needed through the day

Drink Starbucks citrus defenders and Lime water with raspberries

Use Elderberry drops (Thanks to my colleague Becky!)

And Lastly the use of my home made eucalyptus shower melts!

Here is the recipe!

To make your own shower melts you will need:

1 1/2 cups cornstarch
20 drops Breathe essential oil
20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
1 Tablespoon Witch Hazel (optional)
Food Coloring (optional)- DID NOT USE!
Water – 3 to 4 tablespoons to start, more will likely be needed
ice cube tray or silicone molds
medium size bowl
mixing spoon

 

Step #1 – Add your cornstarch, essential oils, witch hazel and food coloring to medium sized mixing bowl. Stir. It will be very powdery and clumpy.

Step #2 – Add water, starting with 3 Tablespoons. Mix well… it will start as a dry, crumbly mixture. Add water a few drops at a time and mix well. Then a few more drops and mix some more. Repeat until you get JUST past the crumbly point and the color is mixed in. If the mixture gets too wet, add a little more cornstarch.

Step #3 – Spoon the paste into the ice cube tray or silicone mold. Gently tap / shake to work out the bubbles. Freeze for at least 1 hour.