Must-Have Essential Oils for Spring

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. In Pennsylvania, winter can be pretty cold, so the beginning of spring is such a sweet time, when the sun comes back out and people start to get outside and the city comes alive. However, spring can bring with it lots of cleaning and seasonal discomfort. Today I’m sharing some of my must-have essential oils for spring, to help with these problems and more!

Must-Have Essential Oils for Spring Young Living Lavender Lemon Peppermint

Must-Have Essential Oils for Spring

LavenderLemon, and Peppermint: These oils are great for those of you who suffer from seasonal discomfort during this time of year! Combine all three in a roller bottle and use daily to enjoy the this time of year with minimal irritation. Lavender is also great to diffuse at bedtime, peppermint is cooling and energizing, and lemon is great for cleaning. This trio is perfect for spring!

Citrus Fresh: I love the smell of this essential oil blend! It contains orange, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon and mandarin essential oils as well as a touch of spearmint, which makes it smell like spring! Try combining with peppermint or lavender in a diffuser, or add a drop of Citrus Fresh Vitality to your water for a refreshing twist!

Purification: This is one of the best oils out there for cleaning! We used it just a few days ago to help rid our apartment of that “wet-dog” smell after we had a leak. Mix it with baking soda for a natural carpet deodorizer. Diffuse it outside to enjoy a dinner on the porch annoyance-free (it contains Citronella oil). You can also try adding it to a cotton ball and placing in a shoe to remove any smell!

Thieves Household Cleaner: I can’t sing the praises of this product enough! It’s plant-based and non-toxic, so it’s great for all you moms out there. (It’s totally ok to give your kids a spray bottle and have them clean their own bathroom – no need to worry about fumes or dangerous cleaning agents!) It also can replace your entire cleaning closet. That’s right – this one little bottle contains super-concentrated soap that can be diluted a number of ways to make sink & tile scrub, furniture polish, all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, and more!

LavaDerm Cooling Mist: This is perfect for those days when you don’t think it’s sunny enough to wear sunscreen and then regret it later! It contains aloe vera leaf extract and lavender essential oil to soothe overexposed skin, so it’s great for those first few sunny days after a long winter!

 

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DIY Bath Bombs for Galentine’s Day

DIY Cupcake Bath Bombs with Young Living Essential Oils

I’m super excited to share this DIY with you all today. These bath bombs smell awesome, and it’s so fun to watch them fizz up in the bath! I made these in muffin tins with cupcake liners, so  they look super cute, and you don’t need to buy a bath bomb mold (unitaskers = not good). I made these for Galentine’s day this year, but they would also make a great gift for birthdays and Mother’s Day (or a nice gift for yourself). I also love that these DIY bath bombs are so easy and inexpensive to make – I can’t believe I didn’t make them sooner!

DIY Bath Bombs Gift

DIY Bath Bombs

(makes 12 medium “cupcakes” or 8 large ones)

  • 8 oz baking soda
  • 4 oz corn starch
  • 4 oz citric acid* (you can find this easiest on amazon)
  • 4 oz epsom salt
  • 2-3 tsp water
  • 10-20 drops essential oils
  • 2 tsp oil (I like jojoba oil* best, but coconut, olive, or sweet almond oil would also work!)

DIY Bath Bombs Essential Oils

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir to remove any lumps. (Be careful because it can get pretty powdery and you don’t want to inhale anything!)

In a small jar, stir together the wet ingredients (water and oil). If you’re only making one scent, add the essential oils now, but if you want to make multiple scents, you can add them later!

Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring as you go. If the mixture starts getting really fizzy, add the liquids more slowly and stir more quickly. To check if you have enough liquid added, squeeze a little bit together in your hands (it should pack easily and stick together). Add a bit more water or oil if the mix doesn’t pack well.

If you want to make multiple scents, divide the mix into separate bowls and add your oils to each one! Some of my favorite oils to add are lavender + frankincense, lemon + tangerine, and stress away. (I only use Young Living essential oils because of their high quality and Seed to Seal guarantee. You can read more here.)

Pack the mix into a standard size muffin tin with cupcake liners. Make sure to really pack it in there tightly! If you have a second muffin tin, you can also press it into the first one (like you’re stacking it up) to pack the mix in even more.

Let your bath bombs dry for around a day before (carefully!) removing them from the muffin tin. Store in a dry place until you’re ready to use them.

DIY Bath Bombs Packaging

I wrapped these up in some fun tissue paper, packaged a few in each bag, and gave them to all my favorite gals!

I’m including a printable recipe and printable labels, to make it even easier for you all to put together this fun gift! You can also include an instruction sheet with each gift so all your friends can make these cute DIY bath bombs too (it’s the gift that keeps on giving). Just click on the links below to download!

VIEW AND PRINT INSTRUCTIONS

VIEW AND PRINT LABELS

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