DIY Essential Oil Teacher Gifts

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School is coming to an end, summer will be here before we know it and before your flip-flop, bathing suit cover-up wearing days begin you need to think about your child’s teacher!  Say thank you for all they have added to your child’s life by making them these special gifts!

DIY EO teacher gifts

Thieves Hand Sanitizer

1/2 Cup Aloe Vera Gel

1/2 Cup Distilled Water

10 Drops of YL Thieves Essential Oil

Stir all ingredients until gel becomes uniform.  You may want to add more water depending on how thick you want your hand sanitizer.

I used emptied and cleaned hotel shampoo bottles for my travel sized hand sanitizer.  To fill them I funneled the hand sanitizer in a soap dispenser pump (good to keep on your desk), then pumped the sanitizer into the smaller bottles.


Grapefruit Bath Salts

1 Cup of Epsom Salt

5 – 6 Drops of YL Grapefruit Essential Oil

In a glass or stainless steel bowl measure salt, add drops, stir, store in glass container.


Citrus Burst Sugar Scrub

2 Cups Coconut Oil

2 Cups Sugar

Zest and Juice from 3 – 4 Mandarin Oranges

15 -16 Drops of Your Choice of Citrus EO

(I used 8 drops Grapefruit, 8 of Lemon)

*This recipe was adapted from my friend Janelle’s Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub*

Using a mixer (or a fork and some elbow grease) whip coconut oil until smooth.  Once coconut oil is smooth and free of chunks add in the other ingredients and mix well.  Store in glass containers.  Use on face, hands, feet or any skin area that is problem or acne prone.  This is also great to use when shaving for swimming pool!

Hope you enjoy these recipes!  Don’t forget to thank your children’s teachers!!!

with heart and health,

Sarahliann

For information on how to get your Young Living Essential Oils for wholesale pricing follow this link!

 

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DIY Chocolate Syrup

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Not really sure if I mentioned this before or not, but my boys love
chocolate milk. I used to get them the powder mix because for some reason I had convinced myself if was better for them. (I think it was just self-preservation… don’t want to be caught squirting it directly into my mouth.) Anyhow, there are actually less ingredients (which usually means better for you) in store bought syrup than the powder mix.

When my little one switched to soy milk the powder would not mix and dissolve as well in the soy as the skim milk. For a while I just bought cartons of chocolate soy milk and cut it with regular soy milk (there is a lot of chocolate/sugar in already flavored milk). And because I like to control the amount of sugar (or at least think I’m controlling it) I needed to start making my own alternative because I was holding firm on the fact that I had never bought chocolate syrup for my boys and I never would.

So here is the super simple Chocolate
Syrup
.

Basically, you make a Simple Syrup and flavor it.

Ingredients

Water

1 cup

Sugar

2 cup

Cocoa Powder

½ cup

Vanilla

1 tsp

Salt

½ tsp

  1. Start by combining Water, Sugar and Cocoa into a large sauce pan (you want a little bigger pot than you think, when it starts to boil it gets bigger).
  2. Over medium heat bring to a boil turn heat down a bit and stir constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved (about 2-3 min).
  3. Take pot off of heat and stir in Vanilla and Salt.
  4. Let cool and pour into squirt bottle or jar for storing in fridge. (I use condiment squirt bottles, they are about a dollar, but an old chocolate syrup bottle would be great!)

And that’s it! You can use it on Ice Cream or anything else you may want a touch of chocolate in/on!

With heart, home and motherhood

Sarahliann