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The other day I was walking into the store and was hit with the smell of cinnamon. It made me so excited because that scent always puts me in the Christmas spirit.
The only problem with the holiday scented items is they often contain artificial fragrances which can contain harmful things like phthalates. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out a holiday scented home, essential oils are the perfect solution.
I like to use peppermint, cinnamon, clove, and orange essential oils around my home during the holidays. Peppermint is a nice refreshing scent and cinnamon by itself or with clove and orange creates a warming scent. I love both!
I use essential oils in diffusers around my home and in household and personal care products. The options are truly endless. I always have lots of them around. The brand I’ve been using is Nature’s Truth Essential Oils. They have many wonderful scents including the ones I mentioned above.
Nature’s Truth Essential Oils are also easy to find at stores like Target.com, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, and more. You will find them in the vitamin aisle. I recently ordered some from Target.com. It was really easy, affordable, and they shipped quickly.
And this time of year I use a lot of them for homemade gifts, like peppermint bath bombs. Bath bombs are lovely gift for the bath lovers on your list or for yourself to help you relax during the holidays. There are so many available for sell now but the ingredients are often questionable at best. They can also get pretty pricey. Making your own saves you money and allows you to make sure they contain only safe ingredients.
Peppermint Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup epsom salts
- 2 teaspoons peppermint essential oil
- 3 teaspoons apricot oil
- spray bottle with water
- silicone mold
- Mix all of your dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Mix the peppermint essential oil and apricot oil in a pourable container.
- Slowly add the oils to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Slowly spray a little water in the dry ingredients, mixing well after each spray. Water activates the citric acid and makes it fizz, adding the water too quickly will make it fizz.
- Once the mixture feels a bit like damp sand and can hold it’s shape, press firmly into your mold and let dry overnight to 24 hours depending on the size.
- Store in an air tight container.
Put these bath bombs in some cute packaging and they make the perfect holiday gift. You can also switch out the essential oil for other scents and make them for anytime of the year. And click here for even more great DIY ideas using essential oils.
To help you save even more money this holiday season you can get a coupon for $1.00 off Nature’s Truth Essential Oils. Everyone loves to save some money during the holidays!