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Summer Essential Oil Crafts for Teens

Keeping up with your teenagers is no easy task, especially during the summer months when the weather is warm and the free time is plentiful. And finding things you can do with them to get in some quality time is even more difficult!

But how much fun would they have making their own beauty products with natural ingredients you can feel good about?

We’ve put together our favourite craft ideas here, specifically with teens and pre-teens in mind. What teenage girl doesn’t love fun bath and beauty products?!

1

Bath Bombs

  • 120 ml Epsom salts
  • 240 ml baking soda
  • 120 ml citric acid
  • 5 ml water
  • 20-30 drops essential oil
  • 15 ml oil (olive oil)
  • food colouring (optional)
  • bath bomb mould

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl with a whisk or fork until well blended.
  2. In a separate container, mix water, olive oil, food colouring and essential oil(s) of your choice.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, a little at a time.
  4. Once the ingredients are all mixed, press the mixture into your moulds.
  5. Remove carefully from moulds and let dry at least 24 hours.

You can purchase moulds online specifically for bath bomb balls, or you can use a variety of other types of moulds for fun shapes. Ice trays, candy moulds, and gelatin moulds come in fun shapes and work perfectly for this craft.


Try one of the following blends of oils in your recipe, or mix it up with some of your own.

Bedtime Bath Bomb

  • 20 drops lavender
  • 10 drops Ylang Ylang

Energising Citrus Bath Bomb

  • 10 drops orange
  • 10 drops bergamot
  • 5 drops grapefruit

2

Lip Balm

  • 50 ml beeswax
  • 50 ml coconut oil
  • 5 ml vitamin E oil
  • 20-30 drops essential oil(s) of your choice
  1. Microwave beeswax and coconut oil in a glass container in 15-second increments until completely melted.
  2. Let mixture cool about 10 seconds.
  3. Add vitamin E oil and 20 or more drops of the essential oil(s) of your choice.
  4. Fill lip balm jars completely (mixture will shrink slightly as it cools).
  5. Let set at room temperature or pop it into the refrigerator.

Your custom lip balm will be set and ready to use in a matter of minutes! Try the following oils in the recipe for your preferred blend, or experiment with your own. You can’t go wrong!

Cool Mint Lip Balm

  • 20 drops peppermint
  • 5 drops lavender

Summer Citrus Lip Balm

  • 10 drops orange
  • 10 drops grapefruit
  • 5 drops lemon

Healing Lip Balm (for chapped and dry lips)

  • 10 drops frankincense
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 2 drops Essence of Arcadia Healing Blend

Snickerdoodle Lip Balm

  • 15 drops cinnamon
  • 5 drops frankincense

For even more fun flavours and added colour, try adding a couple pinches of your favourite Kool-Aid powdered drink mix.

3

Magic Lash

Girls of all ages will love this neat little concoction for longer, thicker lashes!

  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops rosemary
  • olive oil
  1. Drop the essential oils into an empty mascara bottle.

  1. Top it off with olive oil, careful not to overfill.

Best when used once daily at bedtime to promote healthy lash growth.

4

Bubble Bath

  • 120 ml cup castile soap
  • 10 ml raw organic honey
  • 5 ml vitamin E oil
  • 20 drops essential oil(s)
  • 10 ml vegetable glycerin (for suds)

Simply pour all ingredients into an empty bottle and shake. That’s it! Use at bath time for luxurious suds with skin-rejuvenating oils.

Here are some wonderful essential oil combinations to use in your bubble bath, but as always, it’s fun to experiment with your own!

Sleepy Suds

  • 10 drops lavender
  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 5 drops clary sage

Spa Bubbles

  • 10 drops eucalyptus
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 5 drops bergamot

5

Car Freshener

The most effective car freshener you’ll ever use – and only 2 ingredients!

  • baking soda
  • 20 drops essential oil(s)
  1. Mix your essential oil with enough baking soda to fill your jar ¾ full.
  2. Pour your mixture into a glass jar and cover with a scrap of cotton fabric.

That’s it! Place it in the cup holder or under the seat of your car and enjoy fresh, deodorised air. When the scent starts to weaken, add a few more drops of essential oil.

Plan Your Craft Day

These craft ideas are fun for the whole family and can keep your teens and pre-teens occupied for hours. Use them to plan an entire day of activities or plan to make one project every weekend. Either way, your kids will love the results, and you’ll be glad to teach them to make things the whole family can use!

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