12 Days of Christmas doTERRA Contest – by Kimberley Milousis
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Five PRetty Things

On the fifth day of Christmas dōTERRA gave to me
Five pretty things

When something’s homemade with love and care, it’s special. Today is all about having fun with DIY. Making your own essential oil products and essential oil foods is a fun and cost-effective way to bring natural health into your life. And, if you give them as gifts, it’s a great way to help bring natural goodness into the lives of your family and friends too.

The Prize

2x Sparkly Spray Bottles
3x Radiant Rollers

How To Enter

Step 01 – Read the Education content below. It’s simple and fun today!
Step 02 – Complete the Fifth Day of Christmas Quiz.
Step 03 – If you have any questions about the lesson, ask in the Comments.

BONUS ENTRY
In the comments below, post a DIY recipe with essential oils which no one else posted yet. If you’ve made it, share how it went!

Education

Did you know you can make… snacks flavoured with essential oils? …how about cleaning products? …and spa treatments? Wow! Getting into DIY is a fun and affordable way to live a healthy and luxurious life. Let’s explore some possibilities together.

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Essential Oil DIY Recipes. Have fun and save money while getting better results. Lemon Vinegar Cleanser: Simple and Powerful. Mix lemon oil with vinegar and water in a glass spray bottle. Spray & clean! Cheaper, healthier, stronger. Gingerbread Cookies: Add a burst of Christmas charm to this gluten-free, sugar-free gingerbread cookie recipe with Cinnamon, Ginger, & Clove oil.

If you’d like to know how to make the Lemon Vinegar Cleaner, check out the recipe here.
If you’d like to know how to make the Gingerbread Cookies, check out the recipe here.

To find a full list of DIY how-to guides, check out doTERRA’s DIY blog here.
To find a full list of food recipes, check out doTERRA’s recipe blog here.

Note: Have dōTERRA’s blog links open while doing today’s quiz!

Fifth Day of Christmas Quiz

Quiz Question:
Costing less than 5 cents per drop, doTERRA’s Lemon Oil is the cornerstone of hundreds of DIY recipes. What are 6 different recipes you could use dōTERRA’s Lemon Oil in? (At least one needs to be a cleaning product and at least one needs to be a food recipe!)

How to answer:
Email response to empoweredeoteam@gmail.com.

Announcing The Winner

Linda Sroka

Congratulations on winning
2x Sparkly Spray Bottles
3x Radiant Rollers

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51 thoughts on “doTERRA Gave To Me…”

  1. Bonnie McColeman

    For my food DIY: I juice 3 carrot 1red bell pepper, then put in blender with 2drops of ginger, 2 drops clove, and a scoop of DōTERRA vegan protein powder. Delicious

    My Cleaner DIY: I use Lemongrass as a nail polish remover. Works like a charm

  2. Here is a recipe if you are constipated or you want to clean out your colon or digestive system. Once you have massaged your stomach (you do not need to lay down, but it is more effective if you can lay down), you need to be very very near a toilet, as once it comes, it comes.

    Lemon Salt Water Flush Recipe

  3. Although these recipes come from the DōTerra website, I use them faithfully. I always use half OnGuard with half whatever scent I like – usually lemon or grapefruit.

    DIY all purpose spray cleaner
    Ingredients
    ¼ cup white vinegar
    1 ¾ cups water
    30 drops doTERRA essential oils

    DIY foaming hand soap
    2 tablespoons unscented liquid castille soap in a foaming soap bottle (I refill my OnGuard ones)
    1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil (although the recipe calls for this, I didn’t like how it felt so I now omit)
    10 drops favourite essential oil – again, half OnGuard, half usually grapefruit or ylang ylang
    Water

  4. My favourite DIY is the immune-boosting FLOOM roller!

    10 drops of Frankincense
    15 drops of Lemon
    10 drops of On Guard
    10 drops of Oregano
    10 drops of Melaleuca

    I sometimes add some Arborvitae as well and make a FLOM one for my kiddo that is more diluted and doesn’t have Oregano. Love it, especially at this time of year!

  5. I make capsules for indigestion/heartburn/bloating. I put 2 drops peppermint and 2 drops fennel in each capsule. When needed I take 1 capsule with a full glass of water. They work instantly!

  6. OK, I am fairly new to doTerra so I have only found and done 1 DIY and that was this week…

    Add drops of wild orange and peppermint to pine cones and put in a bowl for a refreshing Christmas decoration. If you found these outside, bake in 300 degree oven for 30 minutes or so to kill any bugs. I bought my unscented cones with sparklies at Michael’s craft store here in Canada at 50% off – $5. I reached into my oil box and pulled out the oils and dropped them in. Put them in a nice glass bowl and put out in my living room. The hilarious thing is my husband said that very day that the thing I had in there for fragrance (not Doterra) – he didn’t like it. It was a no argument marital moment to happily say…no problem dear, I can get rid of that! Thanks to Bobbi Perisic who is teaching me about the TOXINS in those things…they are all going out of my house!

  7. Mouthwash (for mouth ulcers)

    100ml bottle

    5-8 drops Cobiaba
    8- 10 drops Tea Tree(Melaleuca)
    8- 10 On Guard
    50 ml boiled and cooled purified water
    50ml Glycerin

  8. Oe! This is one of my favourites – learnt it at Oil Camp!
    Why? Because our whole house is wood and I have my piano to take care of!

    Away with Mr. Min and doing my own Lemon Wood Polish!
    1/2 cup olive oil (I prefer FCO – not so sticky)
    1/2 cup vinegar
    20 drops doTERRA essential oils (I prefer Lemon or Wild Orange)

    Instructions:
    Add oil and vinegar to Amber glass spray bottle.
    Add 20 drops of Lemon essential oil.
    Shake well before each use.

    Apply to microfiber cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean.
    Repeat when needed (in my case, once a month works perfect!)

    1. Aveline - EL Admin 2

      That’s a great idea Karina – I often found when I cleaned my piano the varnish started to wear, so it makes sense that oil (from olives and essential oils) would help replenish it!

  9. I love making muffins. I add peppermint oil to chocolate muffin mix , and to vanilla muffins I add either wild orange, or cinnamon, or lemon EO.
    When I make my kefir smoothie I sometimes add peanut butter and some peppermint drop.

  10. Manuela Aspeling

    I love cooking with eo’s. Love doTerra’s rosemary potato mash.
    But this Watermelon sorbet is my absolute favourite summer recipe

  11. Sensory training
    Since having a certain virus that’s been doing the rounds around the world and having lost my sense of smell, sensory training has helped me regain some perception of smell.
    Every day, at least twice a day I smell the following oils in order (cupping method) :
    Lavender
    Lemon
    Clove
    Eucalyptus

    Hopefully in the coming months, I’ll regain my full sense of smell ?

  12. Chocolate Cornflake candy
    1/2 tablet Parafin wax,, 2 cups Chocolate Chips, 1 cup Peanut butter, 1 cup Icing Sugar,
    1 tsp Vanilla, 4-5 cups Corn Flakes, 4-8 drops of Peppermint oil(depending on your taste)

    Melt in double boiler : wax, then add chocolate chips, mix well , then add peanut butter mix well,
    then add icing sugar and vanilla, and peppermint oil, again mix well, then add cornflakes and mix until well coated.
    Drop by spoonful onto waxed paper. let cool and refrigerate..eat when ready

  13. PARFUME – FOR 5ML
    VETIVER – 8DR
    SIBERIAN FIR – 6DR
    JUSMINE – 6DR
    WILD ORANGE – 16DR
    FR. COCONUT OIL – 35DR
    VODKA 45% – 10 DR

  14. I make a very simple linen spray. The amount of essential oil varies based on preference but I usually fill a pretty amber mist bottle with 10 drops each peppermint, lavender, and lemon. Fill rest with distilled water and voila! The recipe could be altered with any EO!

  15. Lemon Dust Wipes
    You can make reusable dust wipes with lemon. Lemon oil adds an extra dose of cleansing power and furniture polishing to reusable dust wipes.

    The dust wipes will help:
    *Purify surfaces
    *Polish wood furniture
    *Remove dust that is slightly greasy from cooking

    Ingredients
    2 cups distilled water
    25 drops Lemon oil
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 tablespoon white vinegar

    Directions
    1. Cut 3–5 flour cloth towels into fourths or quarters.
    2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and add all cloths.
    3. Soak in liquid mixture until there are no dry spots on the cloth.
    4. Ring out each cloth until it is damp and no more moisture comes out.
    5. Tightly roll up the cloths and store them together in an air-tight container.
    6. If cloths happen to dry out before you use them, dampen with water before use.
    Tip: To reuse simply wash used cloths and re-apply ingredients.

    Reference: doTerra website

  16. Aquila Tendon

    I use lemon oil for my homemade all purpose spray 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 1/2 cup of water and 5-10 drops of lemon

    I also use lemon oil with water and a bit of soap for my mop

    I love diffusing lemon for a fresh scent in my home (often with clove or another spice)

    FLOOM bomb spray for my throat

    In my homemade soaps too with Castille soap or other melt and pour bases with lemon peel

    FLOOM bomb in pill format

  17. GREEK SALAD DRESSING
    extra-virgin olive oil
    red wine vinegar
    lemon oil
    Dijon mustard
    garlic
    dried oregano.

    Simply combine the ingredients in a bowl with a wire whisk
    or shake them up in a jar…

  18. I am interested in trying out this recipe for the garden in the spring/summer/fall. If anyone has tried this already I would love to hear your feedback.

    https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy/natural-garden-spray

    One of the trickiest parts of building and maintaining a healthy garden is keeping pests out. Conventional insecticides contain harmful chemicals that could be dangerous to pets or family members. Luckily, essential oils contain powerful properties that can help keep your garden bug-free, the natural way. This simple DIY uses the power of Peppermint oil to ward off unwanted visitors, keeping your home and garden happy.

    Ingredients
    16 ounce spray bottle
    15–20 drops Peppermint oil
    Water

    Instructions

    Fill a 16 ounce glass spray bottle with water, leaving an inch or so of room at the top.
    Add 15–20 drops of Peppermint oil and shake well before each use.
    Apply spray to every plant in your garden, making sure to cover the stems and undersides of leaves as well. Spray again after each rainfall.

    Note: To help kill weeds, you may substitute eight ounces of water for eight ounces of vinegar in this DIY. If you choose to do so, do not apply directly to garden plants, and use white vinegar only. Apple cider vinegar emits a sweet smell that fruit flies love, and can make a pest problem much worse.

  19. bath salts DYI gifts
    4 cups Epsom Salt
    1 cup of pink Himalayan salt crystals
    40 -60 drops of essential oils ( I use different combo’s depending on who I am gifting too )
    lavender , wild orange , adaptiv , elevation , vetiver
    4-6 tbsp dried herbs or flowers

  20. Zits & Blemish Roller Ball
    10 drops Lavender
    10 drops Tea tree
    5 drops Rosmary
    3 drops Lemon
    Mix oils together in a 10ml roller ball with fractionated coconut oil

    I use lemon in so many ways!! This is an example of an easy self care use; it’s such an easy roller to make & it works quite well! I have made it for a few refils lol.

  21. I love using my lemon in my water on the daliy to help cleanse my body and help with weight loss.

    DIY Recipe: DIY Lemon Salt Scrub
    1/1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
    1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut oil
    20 drops of Lemon
    Mix, Store in a mason jar and voila its ready when you are.
    I have done this but also added peppermint… great combo.

  22. Louise Gaudreau

    What I do with my empty bottles.
    Shower Sugar Scrub
    1. I put all my empty essential oil bottles in a large glass jar with sugar…the sugar absorbs the leftover oils in the bottles.
    2. When the jar is full I take out the bottles and I remove any excess sugar.
    3. I then dump the sugar in a bowl and mix with coconut oil and fill small glass jars.
    The smell is beautiful, boost your mood and feels awesome on my skin…??

  23. Lemon Body Scrub

    1 Cup Sugar
    1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
    Lemon Essential Oil or any oil of your choice, I have made it with peppermint, lime, tangerine, wild orange.

  24. MY Diy is the wood furniture polish
    It is amazing
    Ingredients

    ¼ cup olive oil

    ¼ cup vinegar

    10 drops doTERRA essential oils

    Recommended oils: Wild Orange, Arborvitae, or Lemon.
    Instructions:

    Add olive oil and vinegar to glass spray bottle.
    Add 10 drops of essential oil.
    Shake well before each use.
    Apply to microfiber cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean. Repeat every two to three months or as often as needed.
    Oil camp is amazing the take aways and learning are the best!

  25. Lemon Kale Chips
    Ingredients:
    1 large bunch kale, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 drops Lemon oil
    Salt & pepper

    Instructions:
    1. Preheat oven to 200° F.
    2. Wash and dry kale thoroughly.
    3. Combine olive oil and Lemon oil in large mixing bowl.
    4. Add kale and toss. Make sure kale is well coated with oils.
    5. Once coated, place on baking sheet in single layer.
    6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    7. Bake on the center rack for 45–50 minutes or until crispy.
    (Recipe taken from doTerra website)

  26. Arlete Cevada-Marcos

    I love this Soothing Salve recipe and make it often with Easy Air and/or Eucalyptus to use as a “Vick’s VapoRub” type of respiratory salve. Works great!

    SOOTHING SALVE

    Ingredients
    ½ cup grapeseed oil
    ½ cup almond oil
    2 tablespoons beeswax
    ½ tablespoon vitamin E oil
    5 drops Lavender oil
    5 drops Cypress oil
    5 drops Melaleuca oil
    5 drops Frankincense oil
    5 drops Eucalyptus oil

    Instructions
    Melt beeswax in double boiler.
    Once melted, add grapeseed, almond, and vitamin E oil until melted.
    Once combined, set aside for two to three minutes.
    Add essential oils and stir.
    Pour in container and allow to set for two hours.
    To use, apply to skin or on chest.

    1. Arlete Cevada-Marcos

      And for a food recipe, here is a yummy and refreshing treat using lime and I also add wild orange. I put a lot less sweetener and they are still delicious. Enjoy! 🙂

      Citrus Coconut Popsicles

      These popsicles are a fun and cooling recipe to make with the family on any hot summer day.

      Ingredients
      1 can full-fat coconut milk
      1 cup orange juice
      ⅓ cup (or to taste) agave or sweetener of choice
      1–2 drops Lime oil

      Instructions
      1. Blend coconut milk, agave, and Lime oil.
      2. Pour mixture into popsicle mold, dividing evenly.
      3. Place in freezer for 10 minutes, then top with orange juice.
      4. Freeze again for 30 minutes.
      5. Insert popsicle sticks. Continue freezing until firm.

      Tip: If you have any coconut shavings or lime wedges on hand, those add beautiful color and flavor to the popsicles.

  27. Thank you so much for this prize!

    I can’t wait to make some new recipes using the rollers and spray bottles.

    Last week I made “Dashing through the Pines” room spray. It is amazing!

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Le-Anne 10 months ago
This one has saved me a lot with my kids. Can be used as a bum spray as well.
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Linda 10 months ago
Thank you so much for this prize! I can't wait to make some new recipes using the rollers and spray bottles. Last week I made "Dashing through the Pines" room spray. It is amazing!
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Arlete Cevada-Marcos 10 months ago
I love this Soothing Salve recipe and make it often with Easy Air and/or Eucalyptus to use as a "Vick's VapoRub" type of respiratory salve. Works great! SOOTHING SALVE Ingredients ½ cup grapeseed oil ½ cup almond oil 2 tablespoons beeswax ½ tablespoon vitamin E oil 5 drops Lavender oil 5 drops Cypress oil 5 drops Melaleuca oil 5 drops Frankincense oil 5 drops Eucalyptus oil Instructions Melt beeswax in double boiler. Once melted, add grapeseed, almond, and vitamin E oil until melted. Once combined, set aside for two to three minutes. Add essential oils and stir. Pour in container and allow to set for two hours. To use, apply to skin or on chest.
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Arlete Cevada-Marcos 10 months ago
And for a food recipe, here is a yummy and refreshing treat using lime and I also add wild orange. I put a lot less sweetener and they are still delicious. Enjoy! :-) Citrus Coconut Popsicles These popsicles are a fun and cooling recipe to make with the family on any hot summer day. Ingredients 1 can full-fat coconut milk 1 cup orange juice ⅓ cup (or to taste) agave or sweetener of choice 1–2 drops Lime oil Instructions 1. Blend coconut milk, agave, and Lime oil. 2. Pour mixture into popsicle mold, dividing evenly. 3. Place in freezer for 10 minutes, then top with orange juice. 4. Freeze again for 30 minutes. 5. Insert popsicle sticks. Continue freezing until firm. Tip: If you have any coconut shavings or lime wedges on hand, those add beautiful color and flavor to the popsicles.
Wanda 10 months ago
Lemon Kale Chips Ingredients: 1 large bunch kale, washed and torn into bite-size pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 drops Lemon oil Salt & pepper Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 200° F. 2. Wash and dry kale thoroughly. 3. Combine olive oil and Lemon oil in large mixing bowl. 4. Add kale and toss. Make sure kale is well coated with oils. 5. Once coated, place on baking sheet in single layer. 6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 7. Bake on the center rack for 45–50 minutes or until crispy. (Recipe taken from doTerra website)
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Tammy 10 months ago
MY Diy is the wood furniture polish It is amazing Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup vinegar 10 drops doTERRA essential oils Recommended oils: Wild Orange, Arborvitae, or Lemon. Instructions: Add olive oil and vinegar to glass spray bottle. Add 10 drops of essential oil. Shake well before each use. Apply to microfiber cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean. Repeat every two to three months or as often as needed. Oil camp is amazing the take aways and learning are the best!
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Heather 10 months ago
I added my own notes after making this as gifts last Christmas
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Heather 10 months ago
I made this whipped body butter for gifts last Christmas. I added my notes along the way!
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Krystle 10 months ago
Lemon Body Scrub 1 Cup Sugar 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil Lemon Essential Oil or any oil of your choice, I have made it with peppermint, lime, tangerine, wild orange.
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Louise Gaudreau 10 months ago
What I do with my empty bottles. Shower Sugar Scrub 1. I put all my empty essential oil bottles in a large glass jar with sugar…the sugar absorbs the leftover oils in the bottles. 2. When the jar is full I take out the bottles and I remove any excess sugar. 3. I then dump the sugar in a bowl and mix with coconut oil and fill small glass jars. The smell is beautiful, boost your mood and feels awesome on my skin…??
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Melissa 10 months ago
I love using my lemon in my water on the daliy to help cleanse my body and help with weight loss. DIY Recipe: DIY Lemon Salt Scrub 1/1/2 Cup Epsom Salt 1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut oil 20 drops of Lemon Mix, Store in a mason jar and voila its ready when you are. I have done this but also added peppermint... great combo.
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Emma 10 months ago
Zits & Blemish Roller Ball 10 drops Lavender 10 drops Tea tree 5 drops Rosmary 3 drops Lemon Mix oils together in a 10ml roller ball with fractionated coconut oil I use lemon in so many ways!! This is an example of an easy self care use; it's such an easy roller to make & it works quite well! I have made it for a few refils lol.
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Wanda 10 months ago
Nice! I like this.
10 months ago
bath salts DYI gifts 4 cups Epsom Salt 1 cup of pink Himalayan salt crystals 40 -60 drops of essential oils ( I use different combo's depending on who I am gifting too ) lavender , wild orange , adaptiv , elevation , vetiver 4-6 tbsp dried herbs or flowers
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Sophia 10 months ago
I am interested in trying out this recipe for the garden in the spring/summer/fall. If anyone has tried this already I would love to hear your feedback. https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy/natural-garden-spray One of the trickiest parts of building and maintaining a healthy garden is keeping pests out. Conventional insecticides contain harmful chemicals that could be dangerous to pets or family members. Luckily, essential oils contain powerful properties that can help keep your garden bug-free, the natural way. This simple DIY uses the power of Peppermint oil to ward off unwanted visitors, keeping your home and garden happy. Ingredients 16 ounce spray bottle 15–20 drops Peppermint oil Water Instructions Fill a 16 ounce glass spray bottle with water, leaving an inch or so of room at the top. Add 15–20 drops of Peppermint oil and shake well before each use. Apply spray to every plant in your garden, making sure to cover the stems and undersides of leaves as well. Spray again after each rainfall. Note: To help kill weeds, you may substitute eight ounces of water for eight ounces of vinegar in this DIY. If you choose to do so, do not apply directly to garden plants, and use white vinegar only. Apple cider vinegar emits a sweet smell that fruit flies love, and can make a pest problem much worse.
Reply
Linda 10 months ago
GREEK SALAD DRESSING extra-virgin olive oil red wine vinegar lemon oil Dijon mustard garlic dried oregano. Simply combine the ingredients in a bowl with a wire whisk or shake them up in a jar...
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Aquila Tendon 10 months ago
I use lemon oil for my homemade all purpose spray 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 1/2 cup of water and 5-10 drops of lemon I also use lemon oil with water and a bit of soap for my mop I love diffusing lemon for a fresh scent in my home (often with clove or another spice) FLOOM bomb spray for my throat In my homemade soaps too with Castille soap or other melt and pour bases with lemon peel FLOOM bomb in pill format
Reply
Linda 10 months ago
Lemon Dust Wipes You can make reusable dust wipes with lemon. Lemon oil adds an extra dose of cleansing power and furniture polishing to reusable dust wipes. The dust wipes will help: *Purify surfaces *Polish wood furniture *Remove dust that is slightly greasy from cooking Ingredients 2 cups distilled water 25 drops Lemon oil 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon white vinegar Directions 1. Cut 3–5 flour cloth towels into fourths or quarters. 2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and add all cloths. 3. Soak in liquid mixture until there are no dry spots on the cloth. 4. Ring out each cloth until it is damp and no more moisture comes out. 5. Tightly roll up the cloths and store them together in an air-tight container. 6. If cloths happen to dry out before you use them, dampen with water before use. Tip: To reuse simply wash used cloths and re-apply ingredients. Reference: doTerra website
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10 months ago
I LOVE this!!! I have been looking for a Lysol wipe replacement and this is it!!
Tara 10 months ago
I make a very simple linen spray. The amount of essential oil varies based on preference but I usually fill a pretty amber mist bottle with 10 drops each peppermint, lavender, and lemon. Fill rest with distilled water and voila! The recipe could be altered with any EO!
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Irina 10 months ago
PARFUME - FOR 5ML VETIVER - 8DR SIBERIAN FIR - 6DR JUSMINE - 6DR WILD ORANGE - 16DR FR. COCONUT OIL - 35DR VODKA 45% - 10 DR
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Darlene 10 months ago
Chocolate Cornflake candy 1/2 tablet Parafin wax,, 2 cups Chocolate Chips, 1 cup Peanut butter, 1 cup Icing Sugar, 1 tsp Vanilla, 4-5 cups Corn Flakes, 4-8 drops of Peppermint oil(depending on your taste) Melt in double boiler : wax, then add chocolate chips, mix well , then add peanut butter mix well, then add icing sugar and vanilla, and peppermint oil, again mix well, then add cornflakes and mix until well coated. Drop by spoonful onto waxed paper. let cool and refrigerate..eat when ready
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Carol Byett 10 months ago
Sensory training Since having a certain virus that's been doing the rounds around the world and having lost my sense of smell, sensory training has helped me regain some perception of smell. Every day, at least twice a day I smell the following oils in order (cupping method) : Lavender Lemon Clove Eucalyptus Hopefully in the coming months, I'll regain my full sense of smell ?
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