Celebrating Easter with Essential Oils
Spring is finally here! I am so happy about hearing the birds chirping, the sun shining and being able to plant my flowers and bringing color to my world. I am so ready for this change of season. Tomorrow is Easter as well. With that, I was inspired to share with you a couple of things I am doing on Easter and using my ZAQ essential oils.
For dinner, my family tends to like ham. I found this great recipe from bringmebliss. I found it to be so good and I hope you will as well.
Spice up Your Ham this Easter with a Unique and Easy Glaze!
I grew up eating ham and I love eating it on Easter Sunday. You can't go wrong with this combination of honey, mustard and oils.
1 cup honey
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 drop clove essential oil
1 drop ZAQ Sweet Orange Essential Oil
1 toothpick dip clove essential oil (literally dip it into the EO bottle and then dip it into the recipe…otherwise it could be too much with a whole drop!)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well until mixed.
Drizzle the glaze over your ham 20 minutes before it is done cooking. Return your ham to the oven and cook uncovered for the remaining 20 minutes. If desired, reserve some of the glaze to drizzle over ham portions at the dinner table.
While dinner is cooking, here is a fun Easter activity to do with the kids or even other adults!
Easter Egg Bath Bombs With Essential Oils (From Danielle of Hippie in Disguise)
Here’s how to make them:
- In a bowl combine: 2 cups of baking soda, 1 cup of potato starch (you can also use cornstarch or cream of tartar), 6 tablespoons of Epsom Salts (you can also use sea salt).
- If you want to make differently scented bombs, then separate the mixture evenly into a few bowls — we separated into four bowls.
- Crumble approximately 2 teaspoons of dried flowers into each bowl. We did different combinations to get different colors. For example, a pink egg from wild roses, and a green egg from blue hydrangea. Make sure to finely crumble the flowers because the bits will go down the drain in your bath. You don’t want to clog it up.
Add 7-10 drops of your favorite essential oils to each bowl. (I use ZAQ essential oils which are very high quality so I didn’t need many drops.) You can try:
- Lavender for balance and serenity are calming.
- Wild orange is energizing and refreshing.
- Eucalyptus is great for opening up the airways - especially if you have congestion or a cold.
- Tea Tree is a natural antiseptic, is soothing and smells great.
- Add 2 tablespoons of melted (liquid) coconut oil to each dry mixture, if separated into four bowls. (Overall you would add 6-8 tablespoons to the entire mixture).
- Using a spray bottle or a teaspoon to very slowly add water and mix, only add water until the mixture is crumbly but will hold together if you squeeze it in your hand. At this point, it can be pressed into your Easter egg molds (those plastic egg types you can buy anywhere). Pack the molds fully and firmly so that as they dry they will hold shape. I let ours dry in the egg mold for 2 days although 1 day was probably enough.
- Gently open the molds. A few of our eggs crumbled from overexcited hands, so be careful.
No surprise, the children couldn’t wait for Easter to use the bath bombs. We found they worked really nicely. They didn’t fizz around (you need to add citric acid to the recipe if you want fizz, but citric acid can be hard on the skin so I don’t add it to my recipe) but they smelled really good and easily melted into the bath water. The crumbled flowers floated to the surface of the bath and made the bath water extra fancy. The coconut oil was soothing on the skin and the essential oils gave off a delightful and calming aroma.
Have a wonderful Easter!