Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.





Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle

This candle recipe is designed with the breathing and allergy sufferers in mind and has a great combination of four essential oils that all have a wonderful scent and (possible) health benefits. Breathing them in should help open up airways and helps relieve sinus pressure, so if we use them already to help with these things, why not make a candle scented with them as well to take it a little further in our household?

If you are missing one of these oils, you can just add a couple more drops of the others to make up the difference.

Unlike so many of my candles, this one is made with paraffin. If you prefer soy wax, give it a go! (I have not done so, but truly it should work). If you are interested in candle making, you may also like one of gthese DIY candle recipes: Homemade Vanilla Sugar Candle (oh so pretty!), Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle (I love this one! So simple to make!), Homemade Coffee Bean Soy Candle (if you like the smell of fresh brewed coffee, this candle is for you!), How to Make a Candy Corn Candle (a fun candle to make!), Homemade Autumn Spice Soy Candles (probably my favorite on the blog), Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles (simple, simple, simple!)

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle Materials:

• Glass Jar (4-8 ounce size)
• 15 drops Pure Eucalyptus Essential Oil
• 12 drops Rosemary Essential Oil,
• 15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
• 10 drops Pure Lemon Essential Oil
• 1 Brick Paraffin Wax (preformulated)
• 1 Candlewick (with a weighted bottom)
• Wax Adhesive (if desired)
Double Boiler
• Thermometer

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle Directions:

• Fill the bottom half of a double boiler to about one-third full and set the stove temperature to medium to high heat.
• Place the wax brick in the top half and let it melt. This type of paraffin wax is preformulated and will melt easily. You should not need to stir it more than once or twice until you are adding the oils. You do not want to overheat the wax, so keep a close watch on the water in the bottom pot and once it begins to boil, just turn your flame down to low heat. It should take about 10 minutes or so to melt.

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Read the directions that came with the wax for tips on the heat setting, and place the thermometer into the wax so you can keep an eye on that (this said about 150 degrees.)

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Attach the wick to the bottom of the glass jar so it is all ready to go when the wax is ready to pour. You have two options for this: Either use wax adhesive, which is sold in the craft store near the paraffin wax, or you can place a few drops of the hot wax from the pan into the bottom of your jar (seen in photo) and set the clip down in it, holding it in place for a few seconds to secure it on. (You can do the pencil trick to hold it in place, and readjust after you pour your wax mixture, or use a ruler and clothes pin as seen in the photo. Loop the wick around the pencil or ruler to hold it in place.)

• Once the wax has melted and is nice and clear in color, check the temperature with a thermometor to see if it is good, as per the directions listed on the package. It may need to cool a bit before adding the essential oils.

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Add in your essential oils to the melted wax and stir.
• Pour the wax mixture into the jar, until it is approximately ¾ full. You will need more wax later to top off the candle, so reserve some (keep it from the heat, and just turn off the heat for now).
• Adjust your wick if it moved from center.

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Allow your candle to cool for approximately 20 minutes or so, and using a sharp object poke a hole a few times in the wax, (I used the end of my thermometer), close to the wick itself, to remove the trapped air that gets in when you fill it.
• Reheat the reserved wax over medium heat and when it has reached the right temperature again, pour it over the holes in the top of the candle, filling them in and topping the rest of the candle off till the jar is full.

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Allow the sinus candle to cool off for a few hours. The bottom center of the jar should feel cool to the touch when it is ready.
• Trim your wick to approximately ¼” in length.
• Light and enjoy!

Safety tip: never leave a lit candle unattended!

• To print the Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle instructions, click here.

Note: None of this is meant as medical advice. I am not a doctor, and do not play one on the internet. Please consult a physician if you have any questions about using essential oils so your doctor can better explain to you the benefits, possible side effects, and any warnings about essential oils.


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Mica Bunny Soap DIY

Mica Bunny Soap DIY. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. Learn how to make soap using mica powder, this easy step by step tutorial will show you how!





Mica Bunny Soap DIY

If you have wondered how to make your own soap using mica powder, this mica bunny soap tutorial will show you how. It is much easier to do than you would think, and the colors come out lovely.

Making handmade soap is fun and easy! If you are looking for homemade soap recipes, here are a few you might like to try: this snowflake soap is wonderful for the winter season! This tutorial teaches you how to make your own peppermint soap! Another wonderful winter soap to use at home or give as a gift. If you like creamsicles, you may want to learn how to make your own orange creamsicle soap.

For a little bit of luxury, this homemade bar soap recipe cannot be beat: lavender and oats goat milk soap recipe (oh the decadence!) And if you like real flowers in your soap (truly!) try this lovely rose petal soap recipe. It is just wonderful.

Now on to the mica bunny shaped soap recipe…

Mica Bunny Soap DIY. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. Learn how to make soap using mica powder, this easy step by step tutorial will show you how!


Mica Bunny Soap Ingredients:

• 2/3 cup Shea Butter Glycerin Soap Base
• (2) .15cc scoops Cosmetic Grade Mica Powder (Hollywood Pink was used in this tutorial)
• ½ tsp Sweet Almond Oil
• 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Mica Bunny Soap Mise en Place:

Large Glass Measuring Cup
• Silicone or Wooden Spoon or Stir Stick
Silicone Bunny Mold
• Rubbing Alcohol (and spray bottle if needed)

Mica Bunny Soap DIY. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. Learn how to make soap using mica powder, this easy step by step tutorial will show you how!


Mica Bunny Soap Directions:

Mica Powders will stain so make sure you lay newspaper down before using.

• Lay down a covering to protect your work surface.
• Melt approximately 6-8 ice cube sized blocks of soaps in the microwave in a glass measuring cup (more or less until you have 2/3 cup of melted soap).
• Once completely melted, mix in your sweet almond oil and essential oil until combined.

Mica Bunny Soap DIY. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. Learn how to make soap using mica powder, this easy step by step tutorial will show you how!


Mica Bunny Soap DIY. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. Learn how to make soap using mica powder, this easy step by step tutorial will show you how!


Mica Bunny Soap DIY. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. Learn how to make soap using mica powder, this easy step by step tutorial will show you how!


• Now add in your mica powder and mix with a craft stick until the mica powder is completely dissolved.

Mica Bunny Soap DIY. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. Learn how to make soap using mica powder, this easy step by step tutorial will show you how!


• Carefully pour the melted soap into your bunny molds and lightly mist with rubbing alcohol to prevent air bubbles from forming on the surface (optional).
• Freeze for 15-20 minutes and carefully remove each bunny from the molds (they should pop right out of you press up on the bottom).

• If presenting as gifts, you can tie with a ribbon, wrap with cellophane and a ribbon, etc.

Mica Bunny Soap DIY. Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. Learn how to make soap using mica powder, this easy step by step tutorial will show you how!


• These are perfect for display for spring or Easter holiday in a guest bathroom (I can’t be the only one that does that!), gift giving, or to set in a linen closet for a wonderful smelling scent, as well as everyday use!

• To print the Mica Bunny Soap DIY Recipe click here.


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Sea Salt Scrub Recipe

Sea Salt Scrub Recipe. Do you want healthier looking skin? This sea salt scrub recipe is a wonderful blend of Himalayan sea salt and essential oils that will exfoliate dead skin, leaving your skin softer and younger looking.





Sea Salt Scrub recipe

​Do you want healthier looking skin? This sea salt scrub recipe is a wonderful blend of Himalayan sea salt and essential oils that will exfoliate dead skin, leaving your skin softer and younger looking.

A lot of people love to make their own body scrubs, and once you try it, you understand why. They are easy to make, you can customize them to fit your need or just your preference of scent, and they are much less expensive than buying them from those fancy bath stores, and have better, and less toxic ingredients.

Sugar scrubs are the most common form of DIY homemade scrubs, but this post is for a sea salt scrub recipe instead. It exfoliates in the same way the sugar scrub would, but the salts give your body minerals as well, and with the addition of the Jojoba Oil and essential oils added, your skin feels softer, and so much better afterward!

This blend of essential oils is to promote healthier looking skin. The frankincense, geranium, and grapefruit are all really good for you and help keep your body balanced, along with many other benefits, but they were chosen for this sea salt scrub recipe because they all are great for the skin. They will leave you feeling light and uplifted and your skin will thank you.

Sea Salt Scrub Recipe. Do you want healthier looking skin? This sea salt scrub recipe is a wonderful blend of Himalayan sea salt and essential oils that will exfoliate dead skin, leaving your skin softer and younger looking.


Sea Salt Scrub Recipe Ingredients:

• 8oz Glass jar with a lid  (the grapefruit oil can break down toxins in plastic, so steer clear of that.)
• 6 oz. Himalayan Sea Salt
• 2 to 3 oz. Regular Sea Salt (I buy the Morton’s brand)
½ cup Jojoba Oil
• 10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
• 8 drops Geranium Essential Oil
• 8 drops Pure Grapefruit Essential Oil
 

Sea Salt Scrub Recipe. Do you want healthier looking skin? This sea salt scrub recipe is a wonderful blend of Himalayan sea salt and essential oils that will exfoliate dead skin, leaving your skin softer and younger looking.


Sea Salt Scrub Recipe. Do you want healthier looking skin? This sea salt scrub recipe is a wonderful blend of Himalayan sea salt and essential oils that will exfoliate dead skin, leaving your skin softer and younger looking.


Sea Salt Scrub Recipe Directions:

• In a mixing bowl, add in your pink salt first and remove any lumps (just squash them with your fingers).
• Add in the regular sea salt. It should be thinner in consistency and at all lumpy.
• Mix them together well.

Sea Salt Scrub Recipe. Do you want healthier looking skin? This sea salt scrub recipe is a wonderful blend of Himalayan sea salt and essential oils that will exfoliate dead skin, leaving your skin softer and younger looking.


• Add in the Jojoba oil.
• You want the jojoba to coat all of the salt but not have the salt be dripping wet. The jojoba oil is the ingredient that moisturizes your skin but you do not need a ton of it. If the salt is looking super wet, you added to much for the amount of salt. At first, the amount given in this recipe may seem like it will not be enough, but it does spread well all over.

Sea Salt Scrub Recipe. Do you want healthier looking skin? This sea salt scrub recipe is a wonderful blend of Himalayan sea salt and essential oils that will exfoliate dead skin, leaving your skin softer and younger looking.


• Add in the frankincense essential oil, the geranium essential oil, and the grapefruit essential oil. The grapefruit essential oil especially is a very thin and runny oil so count your drops out slowly and carefully.
• Mix those into your salts well.

Sea Salt Scrub Recipe. Do you want healthier looking skin? This sea salt scrub recipe is a wonderful blend of Himalayan sea salt and essential oils that will exfoliate dead skin, leaving your skin softer and younger looking.


• Add the mixture to a jar.

Sea Salt Scrub Recipe. Do you want healthier looking skin? This sea salt scrub recipe is a wonderful blend of Himalayan sea salt and essential oils that will exfoliate dead skin, leaving your skin softer and younger looking.


If you are giving as a gift, you can add a cute ribbon or twine to the jar and a label for an added personal touch.

Note:  If your jar is larger than 8 oz. just use the ratio above for the salts and jojoba oil to make up the difference. It’s does not have to be exact, so do not stress out over it, and just add in a few extra drops of the essential oils.

​If you enjoy sugar scrubs, here are a few you may want to make:
Spearmint Sugar Scrub Cubes (mmmm Minty fresh!)
DIY Grapefruit Sugar Scrub Cubes (so easy to make and so invigorating!)

​And, if you like Grapefruit Essential Oil you may be interested in these Top Uses for Grapefruit Essential Oil.

Note: None of this is meant as medical advice. I am not a doctor, and do not play one on the internet. Please consult a physician if you have any questions about using essential oils so your doctor can better explain to you the benefits, possible side effects, and any warnings about essential oils.

• To print the Sea Salt Scrub Recipe recipe click here.


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