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KIDS CORNER

This space is for everything oily and kid related. My little's have really embraced using essential oils in their lives , we've been  blessed to have used them for everything from a simple bump or bruise to some more serious medical issues. 

The kids love their DoTERRA Kids Collection and as you can see from their photo's , they love to show them off! 

I wanted a fun space for them to be able to share their crafts and experiments with oils; but more importantly a safe place to share their experiences with our followers. 

we've been lucky enough to make some fun things with our oils and look forward to sharing them with you. 

FUN FOR THE FAMILY

RELAXING BATH SALTS

DIY Relaxing Bath Salts for Kids

Before I share our recipe, let me get a few things out of the way. I'm not a doctor or an aroma therapist. I'm a mom sharing something that has worked for our family, for information purposes only. Nothing in this post should be taken as medical advice. Also, keep in mind that most aroma therapists do not recommend using essential oils on kids under the age of 2. So I would not recommend using these salts for kids under 2, or for kids who are likely to try to drink or ingest bath water.

This is awesome: this recipe is kid safe but it's also perfect for adults too. So if you need a fun gift idea for a friend or a relaxing bath yourself after a long day (who doesn't?!), give these a try.

To make your own relaxing bath salts, you will need:

1/2 cup Epsom Salt

2 tablespoons baking soda

1 teaspoon carrier oil (I prefer fractionated coconut oil)

3 drops doTERRA Serenity

Essential oil Glass jar (I use mason jars)

These amounts will make enough salts for a half pint mason jar. You can double or triple the amounts of each ingredient depending on the size of your container. Start by mixing your Epsom salt and baking soda together in a glass bowl.

Set aside. Next, in a small glass bowl, mix together 1 teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil (or your preferred carrier oil) with 3 drops of doTERRA Serenity essential oil.

All of my kids and I love this oil blend. Its super relaxing and calming. I diffuse it myself every night to fall asleep. And I love the fact that doTERRA makes it easy to know that it is safe to use with my kids as it's tested for quality and purity.

Once your oil is mixed, pour it into your Epsom salt & baking soda blend and stir until it is well combined.

That's it! Your bath salts are now ready to go. Store them in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. They will be infused with the calming scent of your essential oils, plus the moisturizing benefits of the carrier oil. Perfect for a night time bath after a long day. To use your new bath salts, simply add a few scoops to your child's nighttime bath. Mix gently with your hand to help dissolve the salts. The warm bath water may intensify the scent, so start with a little at a time. I've found about 1/4 cup works great for us. This new bedtime bath routine has made a big difference for our family. The little Ones are more ready for stories and bed after their relaxing bath, and I'm a much happier mama when bedtime is calmer and less chaos.

TANGERINE PARADISE PUNCH SLUSH 

Take yourself to an oasis of flavors with this sweet, yet tart, tangerine punch.

It’s so delightful, you might find yourself on a beach in paradise ; or the kids think they’re getting a super sugar filled ‘slushy’ when in fact they’re getting a drink that is homemade and controlled by you. Hit the jackpot with this drink!

Ingredients :

1 quart lemonade

3 drops Tangerine oil

1 cup orange juice

2 cups tropical frozen fruit Instructions


Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour juice into pitcher or cup.

FRESH SQUEEZED LEMON AID WITH WILD ORANGE AND GRAPEFRUIT

Delicious and thirst quenching lemonade for those hot summer days! Fun to make with the kids and take to the pool or park , and they can experiment with flavors. 


1/2 c. plus 2 Tbs. granulated sugar

1/2 c. plus 2 Tbs. honey (preferably raw, local, & organic)

8-9 c. water, divided

2 drops orange essential oil (optional)

5 drops grapefruit essential oil (optional)

5 medium to large lemons (or 8-10 small lemons, enough for 1 c. juice)

1 small-medium orange (enough for 1/4 c. juice)

Instructions:

First, make your simple syrup. Combine the sugar and honey with 1 c. water in a small saucepan, and heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved. Allow it to cool to room temperature. Stir the essential oils, if using, into the simple syrup (sugar water mixture).

In the meantime, slice in half and juice the lemons and oranges. To get more juice out of them, use your palm to roll them firmly on the counter top before slicing (Rachael Ray’s handy tip). Though it requires a bit of manpower, I use a simple handheld lemon squeezer like this, but you can use any kind of juicer.

Pour the lemon juice (1 c.), orange juice (1/4 c.), and simple syrup into a large pitcher, and add 7-8 c. cold water to your taste preference. Stir to combine, serve over ice, and enjoy or blend until smooth.

Pour juice into pitcher or cup.

Some other yummy oils you could use would be Lime or Lemon! To add a little punch!