Easter Egg Bath Bombs

Ok so today I am giving total credit to Denise Sawyer of the Wholesale Mommy blog because she has THE GREATEST bath time DIY for kids. I can’t wait to make some of these for little K… for the little girl who is so fickle about her love of bath time, I know these will help on those ‘off’ nights. Denise calls her recipe Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs but in honor of holy week, and that Easter is in 4ish days, I will take the liberties to rename the recipe to Easter Egg Bath Bombs for this week. Plus, now is the time you most likely have all those little Easter eggs lying around to use as a mold.

So without further adu… the recipe from Denise…

All you need to make these fun bath bombs are 3 ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Epsom salt
  • 6+ drops of food coloring
  • 6+ drops of Essential oils (Get your oils here!)

(Note from Kristen: I would not use a citrus oil because of the plastic eggs… lavender or another oil would be better and when they have finished drying out, make sure you store them in a sealed, glass container)

  • Easter Eggs

Ingredients for dinosaur egg bath bombs from wholesomemommy.com

 

You also need some kind of mold – I used some old plastic Easter eggs we keep around for playing games in home school. :) Just make sure the eggs are hinged, or cut the hinge so that you have two separate pieces.  If you don’t have plastic Easter eggs, you can buy soap mold online or at some craft stores.

Since the ingredients in these bath bombs are all safe to ingest, these are great gifts for children – or to make with small children. I’m not saying they would TASTE great, but it won’t harm them if they try to take a taste while using them or helping you make them! :)

All you do is mix the Epsom salt, food coloring, essential oil, and 2 Tbsp of water in a bowl until everything is incorporated really well. You can play around with how much food coloring or essential oils you use until you get the color you want and the scent you want.

Fill both sides of the egg {or mold} with the salts and use the palm of your hand to pack it in tight. Close the two sides of the egg together and then very carefully remove one side of the egg.  Allow the egg to sit out to dry overnight. Remove the other side of the egg and allow the egg to dry on the counter {away from little fingers} for 2 or 3 more days.

Now your eggs are ready for gift packing in clear little gift bags, jars, or for tossing in the tub!

Dinosaur Egg Bath bombs with Epsom salt for kids from wholesomemommy.comhttp://wholesomemommy.com/dinosaur-bath-bombs-healthy-fun/

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St. Patrick’s Day EO Make and Take

Last night I had about 10 girls over for a St. Patrick’s Day Essential Oils Make and Take. It was such a great time! This was my first Young Living party to host and I wanted it to be a fun experience for everyone in attendance. We made 4 different goodies… Thieves spray, a Sleepy Roll-On, Lip Balm, and Peppermint Sugar Scrub. It was great because I really worked to have all the materials ready to go so that when 7:30 arrived, we would be ready to get busy.

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One extra thing that I did was I had brown kraft sacks with my young living business card stapled to them, this allowed my guests to keep their goodies altogether to bring home.

We had a fabulous time and I can’t wait until next time!

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Thai Peanut Chicken/Beef Recipe

This is one of my favorite recipes to eat for dinner… it is super easy, really yummy and crock-pot friendly. It is based on THIS recipe. I have changed it to suit my food allergies but I think it is even better!

Crockpot Advocare Thai Peanut Chicken 

Ingredients:

2 lbs beef stew meat

1 sweet onion

1 red pepper

1 cup natural, creamy Peanut Butter (I use the kind that you actually make in the grocery store)

1 c organic, low sodium beef broth

1 lime (juiced)

1/3 c low sodium coconut aminos (you can use soy sauce but I am allergic to soy)

1 tsp cumin

sprinkle of curry

chopped scallions

crushed peanuts

chopped cilantro

You can serve it over Spinach, arugula, brown rice, or brown rice noodles.  I like serving it over brown rice.

I made this entire dish in the crockpot.    However, this could definitely be done stove top.

In crockpot….   Throw in:

Beef

Chopped onion

Red pepper

In a bowl, combine PB, beef broth, lime juice, coconut aminos, cumin, and curry.   Pour this mixture over the above 3 ingredients.     Walk away.

Cook on high for 3-4 hours.

Serve over any of the above.  Top with chopped scallions, crushed peanuts, and chopped cilantro.

SO YUMMY!

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Special PSK Educator Discount!

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Hey Teacher friends… I am running a special educator discount! When you sign up with a Young Living premium starter kit, I will give you the reference app, 2 rollerballs, 2 sample bottles, AND my DIY thieves spray! I will also help you get started with using the oils and you will also get access to several Facebook groups for continued support! Let me know if you are interested or your can check out the essential oils tabs for more details!

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using the PSK

PSK? Another acronym that I have to translate in my head every time I see it? Yeah, I’m sorry… but at least it stands for something great. And the Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit is something worth knowing all about. I know that when I got my PSK, I was like “How do I use this? I have all these oils that are supposed to do great things but how do I know what to do with each oil and if I get the flu, how do I use them?” I had tons of questions in the beginning and I am still trying to figure all of them out but I want to share what I’ve learned with all of you here.

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First things first, the Young Living Resource Guide is your BFF. It has everything you possibly could need about the oils. There is a new app so that you can have all the info at your fingertips. If you sign up with me, I will give you one of these two resources (your choice) so you can have the info you need.

The second most helpful resource is Pinterest! There are tons of graphics that have information for you to use… all you have to do is type “stomach ache essential oils” or “peppermint essential oil uses”… so helpful!

Also, when you sign up with me you automatically are in a couple super helpful Oily facebook groups. If you have any questions whatsoever, there are tons of people to help you! You can also do searches in the group to find past posts.

The book Gentle Babies is so helpful for mamas and expecting mamas. It helps you know what is safe for babies and for you in pregnancy and post-partum/breastfeeding.

Lastly, I am here to help you! I am constantly learning more too and I love sharing it with others! My blog is a place to come and I will constantly be putting up more information on how to use the different oils.

Here are the oils in the Premium Starter Kit and their uses…

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