Adaptiv Calming Blend is doTERRA’s star blend when it comes to stressful situations, like the crisis we are currently facing! On their site, they say, “Adaptiv Calming Blend oil is perfect for life’s most stressful moments. Useful when a big meeting is coming up, or for other important events, Adaptiv Calming Blend helps improve sustained attention while easing the body and mind.”
The only thing is… when you have mobility problems, baths can be a very rough time. Before I developed my mobility problems, I loved showering. It was my precious destress time in the day. After developing mobility problems, shower and baths have become torture! The physical instability, the vertigo, the insane amounts of sheer agony that I go through to endure a shower have made it the worst part of the day. That, my friends, is downright saddening. I miss loving showers.
I got myself some Adaptiv Calming Blend a few weeks ago. I LOVE the scent! It is so nice! It’s not a sweet, sleepytime type of scent. It’s not quite a cheery, bright and uplifting scent. It is oddly right there in the middle between the two. The scent is bright yet calming and a delight to use! It IS very calming and I love it! Something else I love is soapmaking and using artisan soaps. It doesn’t matter if I am making soap on my own from scratch or using a premade melt and pour base and adding colors and/or scents with my son having a fun craft project, I adore the process! The only thing that’s been lacking is the glorious Adaptiv Calming Blend in a soap. doTERRA has a few other awesome scented soaps, like Citrus Bliss Soap and Serenity Bath Bar. But, alas, no Adaptiv. But I would so enjoy an Adaptiv soap and kept thinking about how it would make shower times a little less stressful and more enjoyable again. So, I decided to tackle the problem on my own, and my son wanted to help! We got our Adaptiv bottle and some melt and pour soap base and got to work! It’s glorious and wonderful and I had the best shower that I have enjoyed in over year, thanks to this soap! Try some for yourself!
Molds for soap. They should be able to withstand the heat of melted soap. I regularly use bread and candy molds for mine and it works great! Silicone molds pull away easily when the soap has hardened.
Melt the soap according to the instructions on the pack. If you don’t have any instructions, I start with cutting the soap into ice-cube sized chunks and put into a microwave-safe bowl. Then I microwave for 1 minute at a time until about half of it has melted. Then, I go down to 30 seconds at a time until it is about 3/4 melted, then 15 seconds at a time until it is completely melted. Stir between each microwave session. The 2-pound block took about 4 minutes to melt, including time spent stirring.
Carefully pour into your molds. It’s hot, so be careful!
Allow the molds to sit undisturbed to cool and harden.
When the soap has hardened, remove from the molds and store. If you use a bread loaf pan, as I did, or some other large pan, you will need to cut it into usable sized bars before storing.
To close, this soap was very quick to make and enjoyable to use. My batch was ready to use within a few hours and I was able to enjoy it in the shower the same day that I made it. My 10-year-old had a good time helping to make it with me, but if your children join you to make this recipe, please be careful! Melted soap is very hot and care must be taken to avoid burning little fingers! That said, most kids I have ever seen always enjoy being able to use something that they made with their own hands. Melt and pour soap making is very rewarding for kids who are old enough to understand the safety measures needed, and they love using it at bath time! Enjoy!
When you are out of On Guard+ Softgels, use this handy dandy DIY recipe to create your own while you wait for your next shipment to arrive! It is easy to make these with essential oils you probably already have in your collection! Please only use CPTG doTERRA Essential Oils for internal use/ingestion! You can tell if your CPTG doTERRA Essential Oil is safe to consume if it has a “Supplement Facts” section on the label. If you aren’t sure, ask your Wellness Advocate! This recipe is a lifesaver when I run out of On Guard+ Softgels and need one before my next shipment arrives!
Do you wish you had On Guard cleaning wipes? They are super easy to make! Who’s going to make these?
This is SUCH an easy DIY.
Start with quality paper towels 🧻 cut the roll in half unless you’re using a tall container. You can also un-roll and fold them up to fit into an old baby wipe container. A LOT of paper towels will squeeze into a baby wipe container when they are wet, so fold PLENTY!
Add paper towels to container and pour the mixed liquid over them. Flip if needed to disperse. If using folded paper towels, flip often and press them down then add more on top and repeat until the container is full.
The hardest part is getting the cardboard center out if you aren’t using folded paper towels. You can do this easily by adding the roll to your container and starting with a little water in the middle. I like to do this first to not lose any oils/cleaner. Once you have the cardboard out, you’ll simply pull your wipe from the center of the airtight container!
Remember, warm water is much more pleasant to work with than chilly and cold water! If your wipes dry out a little, you can always add a little extra water (a tablespoon or two) to re-moisten. Just pull a wipe out when you need it! I like to have two wipes containers: one for surfaces and one for skin!
When you just NEED your foaming hand soap and your LRP delivery hasn’t arrived yet, there’s a DIY option! It’s almost as good as the original, but let’s be honest… nothing could ever replace doTERRA’s on Guard Foaming Hand Wash! Even so, this recipe will really work great in a pinch and these days, hand washing needs to be something we all do regularly and often, every day. Here’s that recipe to tide you over until your LRP order arrives…
DIY onGuard Foaming Hand Soap
2 Tablespoons of liquid castile soap (substitute any liquid soap or shampoo, natural is best)
1 Tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil (substitute any emollient oil like almond, avocado or castor)
10 drops of onGuard Essential Oil Blend
Add ingredients into any foamer pump bottle you have and shake or swirl to combine. Slowly add water to fill, leaving space at the top for the foamer pump. Swirl together gently to combine while minimizing bubbles in the bottle (don’t shake!).
To use: Pump once or twice into the palm of your hand, no water is necessary to start. Wash at least 20 seconds as normal, rinse clean and dry hands after.
In the midst of this outbreak, sanitizer has become a commodity! So much of a commodity that it is literally sold out in most stores! Never fear! doTERRA’s onGuard Sanitizing Mist is truly a pleasure to use AND it is effective, containing the amount of alcohol recommended by the CDC. You can get your onGuard Sanitizing Mist here.
Sometimes, even with the best supply chain, things still get sold out temporarily. If you can’t get your hands on sanitizing mist and need some immediately, don’t go spending hundreds on the Black Market! (Yes, there are actually people out there spending ridiculous amounts of money on tiny amounts of sanitizer…) Just make some yourself! If you aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty with a little DIY, here is an effective sanitizer recipe that is pleasantly moisturizing and smells great!
If you can’t get your hands on the Apple Liquid Extract or Liquid Glycerin, don’t worry! You can safely substitute Aloe Vera Juice, Aloe Vera Gel, Fractionated Coconut Oil or Castor Oil for either or both of those ingredients in this recipe.
DIY onGuard Sanitizing Mist
For each 1 oz. spray bottle (if making more than 1 oz. at a time, multiply the recipe by the number of ounces.)
My husband has an undying passion for butter mints and I have an undying passion for doTerra essential oils, so I combined the two to create this amazing butter mint recipe! Use your favorite Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil for flavoring. Continue reading Recipe: Butter Mints