30 creative ways to use essential oils

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Essential oils–they’re the new must-haves for all things health and wellness, and they’re currently going through a major surge in popularity. I’ve been using them myself for about 6 months now, for everything from aromatherapy to help with sleeping to keeping the kids healthy to clearer skin to flavoring my water.

And, today, I’m sharing even more ways to use them! Today’s post, 30 creative and crafty ways to use essential oils, is the perfect way to merge a love of crafting with an interest in you and your family’s health. There’s just so many reasons to hop on the essential oil bandwagon! I currently am using doTERRA oils, and I’d be more than happy answer any questions you have. I had a LOT of questions starting out (and still do), but I’ve gotten a pretty good grasp on what the oils are and how to best use them, so if you’re on the fence about starting an essential oil regimen, feel free to contact me! Now, onto the crafts…

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diy lip gloss via doTERRA

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soap tutorial via burlap+blue

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diy dry shampoo via doTERRA

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frankincense and cinnamon winter balm via teacups and pearls

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body wash diy via thank your body

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aromatherapy play dough via doTERRA

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air freshener via living chic on the cheap

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aromatherapy jewelry via doTERRA

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body wash via tried and true

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lemon soap via a pumpkin and a princess

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body butter via sarah titus

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lotion bars via doTERRA

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bubble bath via doTERRA

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dish soap via doTERRA 

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candle via amy bayliss

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shower discs via practically functional

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diy natural sunscreen via doTERRA

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lavender bath melts via happy money saver

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diy lip balm via doTERRA

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homemade lip balm via everything etsy

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diy confetti gift wrap {a tutorial}

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My decor and design tastes tend to err on the side of simplicity; I don’t always like a lot of bright color, flash or gloss. But sometimes, y’all, a bit of playfulness and fun feels just right, and these confetti gift wrap ideas definitely fall into that category. I took plain jane gift wrap items-kraft-wrapped gifts, chalkboard tags, and vellum bags, and easily added interest and color with metallic confetti. Here’s how to add some sparkle to your own giftables…

Materials:
Mod Podge Gloss
confetti
paintbrush
gifts, bags or tags to confett-ize

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Step 1: The first step is to decide on your design. As you can see, I did initials for the wrapped gifts (sketching out how I wanted it to look in pencil first), and gave the tag and vellum bag a “dipped” look by painting a strip of Mod Podge on the bottom of each. Add your Mod Podge to your gift…

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Step 2: Liberally sprinkle your confetti over your Mod Podge, then gently shake off the excess. I did this over a plastic bag, but you may want to consider doing this step outside; it does make a mess! Let dry.

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I think the vellum bags are adorable; you could also do this with jute or burlap bags. Wouldn’t these make cute party favors? Or how about adding confetti to paper mache letters to decorate a child’s room? Or add confetti to the outside of balloons? The possibilities are truly endless!

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Have a lovely day!
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creative consultation {one-to-one}

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Last year, I was contacted by two small business owners who wanted me to help them increase their social media reach and press presence, as well as create some tangible goals for the next six months to help them grow. Since one of my passions is helping other Etsy shop/small business owners and bloggers make a living doing what they love, it was a no-brainer for me to say “yes! yes! of course!”

It was such a great experience, that I’m opening up two more slots through Spring for some one-on-one creative consulting. I love sharing what I’ve learned over the years to help others grow as artists, writers and shop owners. Some of the topics we’ll chat about include: authentically reaching your customer base through social media, getting the right press for your niche, cultivating those positive press relationships &  building your brand.

It’s a creative, innovative world we’re living in, and that means lots of opportunities to shine and excel as an artist! Let’s make it happen.

Email me for more! contactburlapandblue(at)gmail(dot)com.

Lastly, I was thrilled to open up February’s Better Homes and Gardens this morning and see this….

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It’s a photo of the feature, so I apologize for the lack of clarity, but still…eek! So exciting. The editor had been trying to work these into an issue since the Fall, so it was great to finally see it in print.

Have a great day!
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