As always, and even more so in 2020, the holidays can be a stressful time. No matter how much we LOVE this time of year with all of the cozy sweaters, hot chocolate, and sparkly lights, stress can creep up on us when we least expect it. Remember to take care of yourself, friend! Self-care is crucial during these times, so here are 3 fun DIY stress-free holiday recipes for you to try out. Try one or try all!
Not only are these DIY crafts great for you, but they would also make the cutest gifts for the women in your life!
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3 DIY Stress-Free Holiday Recipes
1. DIY Bath Salts
Relaxing in a bath is just what 2020 ordered. Epsom salt baths have so many great benefits including softening rough and dry skin and exfoliating dead skin cells. And when adding soothing essential oils to the mix, it's sure to help you destress.
Here is one of my favorite recipes:
1 cup Epsom salt
1/4 cup of liquid (fractionated) coconut oil
5 drops of doTERRA's Lavender essential oil
6 drops of doTERRA's Eucalyptus essential oil
Combine Epsom salt, coconut oil, and essential oils. Mix together. Store in an airtight jar. Add to bath when ready to soak your worries away.
2. DIY Bubble Bath
If you're going to take the time to draw up your relaxing bath, you might as well go all out, am I right? Let's add some luxury to it and create an all-natural DIY bubble bath recipe.
1 cup unscented castile soap
1/2 cup vegetable glycerin
2 tablespoons of water
15 drops of Serenity, Balance, Eucalyptus, or Lavender essential oil (you can put any relaxing essential oils or even mix them up!)
Combine castile soap, vegetable glycerin, and water into a glass bowl. Add essential oils and stir until well combined. Pour into a glass container. Add 1/4-1.2 cup of the bubble bath mixture to warm, running water.
Dim the lights, turn on the diffuser and a spa/meditation playlist...and soak in all of the calm vibes. ENJOY!
3. DIY Room Spray
Here is my favorite thing about room/linen sprays...they are SUPER easy to make. That's my kind of DIY project. With only 2 ingredients, you can add calmness to any room. It's literally the easiest DIY stress-free holiday recipe out there. Here are two of my favorite holiday room sprays that also serve the purpose of bringing relaxation and calmness to any space.
Merry & Bright
This is the perfect spray to use in the living room or playroom to get all of the happy and calming vibes during the day.
8 drops doTERRA's Citrus Bliss blend
8 drops doTERRA's Douglas Fir
2 drops doTERRA's Cardamom
2 drops doTERRA's Frankincense
Combine water and essential oils in a 1oz Spray glass spray bottle. Shake before spritzing throughout the room!
Baby, It's Cold Outside
This room spray is ideal for the bedroom! Even the title makes me want to cozy up in my blankets to "Netflix & Chill!" - because with the hubs deployed right now, that's pretty much the only thing happening in my bed these days ;). Use this combo at night as the oils in this mix will having everyone getting a restful night's sleep.
10 drops doTERRA's Lavender
6 drops doTERRA's Siberian Fir
2 drops doTERRA's Cypress
2 drops doTERRA's Vetiver
Combine water and essential oils in a 1oz Spray glass spray bottle. Shake before spritzing throughout the bedroom and even on your linens.
Enjoy the Holiday Fun & Stay Stress-Free
I know that there can be tension and even heartache during these times. Whether you are in a happy place or sad place this holiday season, there is no reason to add stress to that mix. I hope that you can find time to care for yourself so that you are able to enjoy this season.
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