Essential Oil DIY - Craft

  • Natural Scented Play-dough with Spearmint, Lavender and Orange Sherbet

    With the school holidays just around the corner we thought we would share a little natural DIY dough recipe. We have teamed our dough up with some natural textural bits and bobs to add to the experience. Twigs and seed pods also work well, especially if you are making an echidna. 
    • 1/2 cup salt
    • 1 cup plain flour
    • 2 tbs cream of tartar
    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 1 tbs oil
    • 3 drops liquid food colouring (or number of drops to achieve desired colour)
    • 5 drops of pure essential oils ( we made one batch and split into three and made one with 1 drop of pure orange essential oil, one with 1 drop of pure spearmint essential oil and one with 1 drop of pure lavender essential oil) 
    Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined and playdoh texture is achieved. 
    Note: If you wish to divide this into three different colours / scents like we did, simply mix all ingredients together first (except essential oils and colouring) and then once mixed, divide playdoh into three and then add colour and essential oil to each one separately. 
  • DIY Courage Beads

    If you are looking for a little something to help build confidence in the first few weeks of school, this simple idea might be worth a try. 

    By creating matching beaded treasures for you and your child,  you can share the 'courage' needed for the first few weeks. Simply drip a couple of drops of your favourite calming blend on both trinkets and your child can feel connected to you every time they stop to inhale the essential oils from their beaded creation. Knowing that you too are breathing in that same scent can foster a comforting sense of connection. 

    You will need: 

    - String or twine

    - Natural timber un-painted beads (cedar are particularly nice!)

    - Your favourite calming blend, orange, lemon myrtle, lavender, sandalwood etc. 


    Simply string into a necklace, bracelet, keyring, charm and drop with a couple of drops of essential oil. Wear when you need a little courage. 

    Beads can be purchased online or from your favourite craft supply store but must be un-coated or will not absorb the essential oils. 

    Have a happy first week back. x


  • Christmas Essential Oil Scented Pine Cones

    Nature's beautiful solution to a sustainable, woodsy Christmas hanging decoration. A delightful way to scent your rooms, either hanging off hooks, door knobs or the humble tree. 

    The cones need to be soaked for at least one hour but preferably overnight, in 150ml water with up to 25 drops of essential oil. Choose highly odoriferous essences such as ginger, clove, cinnamon, geranium or patchouli. Another good choice may be cedar-wood as it is a longer lasting oil. To keep the cones fragrant, you will need to soak them every 7 to 12 days. Left over fragrant water can be strained into a diffuser for use. x

  • Vintage Closet 'Moths Away' DIY

    Cedar-wood ornaments adorned with clove oil can keep those pesky moths away from your favourite woolens…. 

    Back in the day, you might have stuck hundreds of cloves into an orange and hung it to deter moths. Here is a modern take on a vintage idea. …… You can drip clove oil onto cedar balls and cedar rings and it will have the same result! 

    We have used some cotton twine to decorate our ornaments and make them easier to hang.

    If you want to get even more tricky, you could also drip cedar-wood or orange essential oils with the clove for a more complicated Aroma.

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