My daily essential oil routines sometimes change, but I thought that I would go over how I use them on a daily basis.
In the morning, I apply my moisturizer and then do my makeup and get ready for work.
Once I get to work, I use various combinations of essential oils in my diffuser.
I wear different scents mixed with a carrier oil in a roller bottle. My emotional state has been in flux most centered on grief and sadness and some feelings of anxiety. These particular oils provide an uplifting aroma and help get me through the work day.
I have a couple other rollers I keep in my purse for emergency use in case I feel some head tension coming on or need an energy and focus boost to get over and through the late afternoon wall.
I tend to take baths and showers in the evening because I find them relaxing. I use my own DIY foaming body wash, sugar scrubs, and relaxing bath oils. Occasionally, I will switch out my sugar scrub for clay masks or Himalayan Salt Scrubs. I also use my own homemade bath bombs, which reminds me that I need to make another batch soon.
My night time routine is pretty intense. After I take a bath or shower, I apply moisturizer and an under eye serum for dark circles on my face. I also use a belly firming cream on my abdomen and stretch mark cream on my hips, lower abdomen, and thighs.
I am currently on a sleep restriction regime to help with insomnia and find myself puttering around my office/studio doing things until midnight so I usually have my diffuser going with various combinations and have been digging a mixture of mint oils with citrus ones.
Once I am ready for sleep, I diffuse oils that help to promote relaxation and sleep. I use a Sleepy foot rub. Then its lights out for me
In this essential oils make & take workshop we will be focusing on using essential oils to make bath bombs!!! The workshop will be at my house in South Philly.
Read more about making bath bombs on my blog: http://www.jennifervatza.com/jennifers-oily-blog/bath-bombs-are-the-bomb
Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
Class limited to 10 people due to space and supplies.
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I've been tinkering around with bath bomb recipes for the past couple of weeks and finally made some tweaks to the recipe and it was mostly successful aside from packing a couple of the molds too tight and the contents expanding and bursting, quite literally, through the seams.
Here is the recipe that I am currently using:
First you mix all of the dry ingredients (including glitter and dried flowers) and then add the Sweet Almond Oil, Bath soap food coloring, and Essential Oils and mix it together. Then you spray the mix with water until it is moist, but not soaked. This can be the tricky part. When well mixed, you simply pack this mixture into a plastic bath bomb mold and pack tightly, then let it dry. Do not pack too much into each mold as they will expand and leak out the sides.
I just tested out the bath bombs tonight and I give them two thumbs up. The water was a deep purplish-blue, the glitter was the right amount (I learned last time that there is such a thing as too much glitter, who knew?), the scent was lovely, and my skin feels nice and soft.
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