DIY Holiday Gifts with Essential Oils

You know what I love? Christmas!! I love it all…the shopping, the carols, the packages and especially the joyful feeling of giving to others. But sometimes, I’m not sure what to give…you know, for those little gifts for teachers or daycare staff or just that little extra something to add a special touch! Luckily, this year I have lots of DIY gift giving ideas and I’m sharing them below, so check them out! You’re going to find everything from crafts to DIY spa gifts to holiday snacks. Save or Pin your favorite ideas and you’ll be all set!

DIY Spa Gifts & Recipes

Even though I absolutely love the holiday season, I crave a few moments here and there to escape the hustle so I can relax and take it all in. You’ve got to try these awesome bath recipes and I’ve even included a fun recipe for DIY make-up remover pads. You know what’s most awesome about these types of DIYS? They’re free from synthetic fragrances and crazy chemicals! Who really wants to be soaking their body in a bunch of chemicals? Not me! And hopefully…not you!

Oil Ideas: Frankincense, Lavender or Stress Away could be used in place of Joy (but I do love Joy.)

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Smells Like Christmas

When I learned that I could diffuse essential oils to create Christmas aromas in my home, I was thrilled! Just a few drops of Idaho Balsam Fir or Christmas Spirit in my diffuser and I really am feeling the ‘Christmas Spirit.’ Sometimes, I want to get creative with my own DIY diffuser blends and I’m sure you’re going to love these nine recipes! BONUS…when you diffuser pure essential oils, you’re doing something good for your body and mind (and that’s so much better than using candles, waxes and plug-ins with harsh chemicals & synthetics that actually break down your immune system – seriously, they do).

Christmas Diffuser Recipes

DIY Holiday Craft Gifts

I always try to do a few crafts or projects with my girls over Christmas break. Your kids will love helping you create these DIY decorative hand soaps and scented diffuser ornaments. They’re so fun and easy! I’m planning to put on some holiday music and make a whole bunch of the scented diffuser ornaments with my 9- and 11-year-old daughters. They’ll make perfect decorations (or maybe even gift tags) to tie onto our Christmas wrappings this year.

Oil Ideas: Peppermint and Stress Away would be also amazing in the hand soap recipe. For the diffuser ornaments, Idaho Blue Spruce or Christmas Spirit would smell so good as well!

 

Holiday Treat Recipes

If you like to give food for Christmas or if you’re looking for some new holiday hors d’oeuvres, try the holiday herb cheeseball or the peppermint brownies. And you must try the Holiday Spiced Apple Cider…it is so, so good! If you don’t have all of the ingredients on hand or you’re in a hurry, you can make a little easier version by heating up pure apple cider and adding 2 to 3 drops of Thieves Vitality Essential Oil. It’s delicious as well!

 

Free Christmas Spirit Essential Oil

Click HERE to learn how you can order your own Young Living oils and how to get the best deal with 24% off on all of your orders. BONUS – get Christmas Spirit FREE in November & December 2016.

Young Living Premium Starter Kit Deal

With essential oils, it’s all about quality. Like any other product out there, there’s a difference between the quality of brands. Young Living’s Essential Oils are made through painstaking steps of our proprietary Seed to Seal production process which ensures we produce the best, most authentic essential oils in the world. We invite you to any of our farms around the world to see the process for yourself. I’m telling ya, when you smell and use them, you truly feel the difference.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with health, happiness and abundance!

 

Disclaimer: *The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.


 

Natural Support for Your Best Autumn and Winter

The rush of the holiday season is setting in. With all of the meal planning, shopping and holiday preparations, it’s easy to let ourselves get run down. And what about stopping just for a moment to take in the wonder of the season? Your mind, body and wellness will thank you if you just take a few moments each day to take care of yourself. Below, you’ll find tons of awesome tips for natural support this season. You’ll surely see some ideas to help you have a healthier, happier and more grounded holiday season.

DIY’s to Make & Share

There’s nothing better than a thoughtful, homemade gift that you can actually use! Right?!! These three DIYs make perfect gifts for teachers, friends, family and really anyone who could use a little pampering. While you’re at it, be sure to whip some up for yourself!

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Make Your House Smell Amazing…Naturally

I love when I walk into a room filled with the cozy and warm aromas of fall and winter. One of the absolute best things about Young Living’s pure, therapeutic grade essential oils is that we can use them to create wonderful aromas all year ’round. By using Young Living’s essential oils, you’ll be skipping out on the toxic, synthetic chemicals found in most candles, tarts, waxes and sprinkles. Instead, you’ll be breathing in healthy aromas that will lift your spirits and get you in the holiday mood for sure!

Autumn Diffuser Recipes

Natural Support Must-Haves for Ultimate Wellness

As I said before, your bound to push yourself to your limits as you make your way through the season so be sure to support your immune system and body whenever you can. Your body will thank you for using all-natural, chemical-free products so it can spend time doing what it’s supposed to do rather than working to eliminate tons of sugar, chemicals and junk you will find in many products out there.

Here are my top picks for natural support this season:

Thieves Vitality combines Lemon, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Cinnamon Bark, and Rosemary essential oils and can support overall wellness and a healthy immune system* with just a few drops. Add it to your tea, cider or NingXia Red.

SniffleEase™ is a rejuvenating and refreshing blend formulated just for kids.

R.C.™ Essential Oil is a powerful blend of Spruce, Cyprus, and three types of Eucalyptus oils (E. globulus, E. radiata, and E. citriodora). Diffuse or apply it directly before, during, or after your workout.

Raven™ is a cleansing blend of Ravintsara, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, and other essential oils. Raven creates a cooling sensation when applied topically to the chest and throat

Breathe Again™ Roll-On features four types of Eucalyptus essential oils, including Eucalyptus Blue, which is grown and distilled at the Young Living farm in Ecuador.

DiGize™ Vitality™ blends Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli essential oils for a fresh-tasting blend—a perfect follow-up to any meal. Take with water or in a capsule.

Inner Defense™ reinforces systemic defenses, creates unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus, promotes healthy respiratory function, and contains potent essential oils like oregano, thyme, and Thieves® which are rich in thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol for immune support.

Super C™ not only contains 2,166% of the recommended dietary intake of vitamin C per serving, but it is also fortified with rutin, citrus bioflavonoids, and minerals to balance electrolytes and enhance the effectiveness and absorption of vitamin C.*

NingXia Red benefits include support for energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health. A daily shot of 2–4 ounces helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants.*

Life 9™ is a proprietary, high-potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from 9 beneficial bacteria strains that promotes healthy digestion, supports gut health, and helps maintain normal intestinal function for overall support of a healthy immune system.*

Thieves® Cough Drops offer a triple action formula designed to comfort by relieving coughs, soothing sore throats, and cooling nasal passages. Minty, spicy, and sweet without processed sugar, dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives, these cough drops are made with naturally derived ingredients, including Young Living’s pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and menthol from peppermint.

Cool Azul™ Pain Relief Cream provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. Our plant-based formula combines the power of Wintergreen essential oil with our exclusive Cool Azul essential oil blend.

 

Natural Skin Care You Need this Fall and Winter

Let’s face it, fall and winter can highlight some of our least favorite aspects of our skin. A lot of times it’s just that we’re not taking the time to truly care for our skin or we’re using products with chemicals that may be making matters worse. Check out my favorite skin care products which offer natural support all year long.

Orange Blossom Facial Wash is a soap-free facial wash cleanses the skin without stripping natural oils. It contains MSM for softening and Lavender essential oil to soothe skin. I love, love this products and I even stretch it by adding a couple of capfuls to a foaming hand soap pump bottle and filling with water. Works like a charm!

Mint Satin Facial Scrub™ is a water-based exfoliant. It contains jojoba oil, mango butter, MSM, aloe, and Peppermint essential oil to minimize the appearance of pores and invigorate dull skin. I love to use this about every three or four days. 

ART® Skin Care System safely and effectively cleanses, tones, and moisturizes your face to bring out your natural and inherent beauty. Infused with skin-loving essential oils, your face will look and feel amazing with a renewed, radiant look.

Frankincense Essential Oil benefits include maintaining radiant skin. You just have to try it to see for yourself.

Geranium Essential Oil helps to maintain the appearance healthy skin and is an awesome addition to any skin care regimen.

 

Creative and Healthy Recipes for Fall and Winter

Did you know that Young Living’s Vitality essential oils are the perfect addition to your fall and winter cooking and baking? And on top of that, they’re also dietary supplements designed to offer you the natural support you’ve been looking for. They’re a win-win in my book!

Here are three delicious recipes; the perfect cozy compliment to your holiday season!

Disclaimer: *The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.


 

November 2016 Holiday Promotion from Young Living

Essential Oil Freebies for November

It just might be the BEST Young Living holiday promotion month EVER! What I love most about these monthly promotions is that they’re always packed with products you’ll use and absolutely love! Young Living’s holiday promotions are my favorites of the year because it seems like they always make the deal even sweeter and this month is no exception.

Check Out the Freebies…

Sacred Frankincense: Regarded the world over as one of the rarest, most sought-after aromatics available, Sacred Frankincense is grown and distilled in Oman and has a rich, earthy aroma that helps deepen spiritual connections.

MY FAVORITE WAYS TO USE: I love Sacred Frankincense on the crown of my head, wrist or back of neck any time of day. It’s a perfect compliment to meditation, spiritual practice, goal setting or just feeling unstoppable. Add it to your diffuser or place a drop on your pillow at night. It’s also an awesome addition to your skin care regimen; just add a drop to the palm of your hand, rub fingers circularly in the oil and apply to your face (dilute with a carrier oil if preferred).

Myrrh

Beloved in biblical times for its rarity, complex aroma, and use in religious ceremonies, Myrrh is frequently added to skin care products for its ability to moisturize and cleanse dry skin.

MY FAVORITE WAYS TO USE: Myrhh is one of my favorites before bed. It’s perfect to pair with your nighttime skin routine by applying to the face and hands. Apply it topically or diffuse.

Frankincense

Known for its woodsy, balsamic aroma. Diffusing Frankincense during meditation supports grounding and purpose, while applying it topically can help skin look healthy and smooth.

MY FAVORITE WAYS TO USE: Frankincense is hands down my favorite oil and I use it many times per day. I use it on my face both morning and night after I’ve used ART Refreshing Toner and before I use my Sheerlume Moisturizer. It would be perfect paired with any skin care routine. I also apply and inhale Frankincense to center my thoughts, focus on my feelings of gratitude and during meditation or prayer. It smells amazing in the diffuser all on its own or with a drop of Lemon and Peppermint or Lemon and Lavender.

Christmas Spirit

Christmas Spirit is a sweet, spicy blend of Orange, Cinnamon, and Spruce essential oils that recalls the happiness, joy, and security of the holiday season.

MY FAVORITE WAYS TO USE: The diffuser is my ultimate favorite place to use Christmas Spirit. I diffuse this blend nonstop during the holidays. You can also wear it topically or add it to a diffuser necklace to keep that Christmas cheer with you all day. It truly smells like Christmas in a bottle. One of my closest friends describes this blend as “the smell of those paper bags that Santa used to give us as kids…the ones with the oranges, cloves and ribbon candy. It’s just so good!!

20 Essential Rewards Points

Essential Rewards points are earned when your order is placed through the Essential Rewards program. These points can be used like cash toward many of your favorite products!

MY FAVORITE WAYS TO USE: There’s nothing better than saving these points up until I have about 200 to 300 and then splurging on myself, my family members and team. I often purchase my ART Skin Care with my ER Points.

Peppermint Vitality

Packed with an intensely minty flavor, Peppermint Vitality can provide gastrointestinal comfort and normal digestion support, in addition to its bright, cool taste.*

MY FAVORITE WAYS TO USE: I use Peppermint Vitality to freshen my breath, to add some amazing flavor to my water or tea and sometimes I even place a drop on my tongue. You just have to try it to experience the burst of minty freshness! Often, I’ll also use it to add a hint of peppermint to drinks and treats like hot cocoa and brownies.

November Promotion Details

300 PV, Retail Value: $233.16

  • 5-ml Sacred Frankincense:
  • 5-ml Myrrh:
  • 15-ml Frankincense:
  • 5-ml Christmas Spirit
  • Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 20 Essential Rewards points
  • NEW Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Peppermint VitalityTM:

250 PV (Retail Value: $143.36)

  • 15-ml Frankincense
  • 5-ml Christmas Spirit
  • Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 20 Essential Rewards points
  • NEW Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Peppermint Vitality

190 PV (Retail Value: $46.65)

  • 5-ml Christmas Spirit
  • Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 20 Essential Rewards points
  • NEW Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Peppermint Vitality

100 PV (Retail Value: $13.16)

• NEW Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Peppermint Vitality

Last but not least…

When you buy a Young Living wholesale membership with a Premium Starter Kit November 1st through December 31st, you’ll get a free 5-ml bottle of Christmas Spirit! Pop a few drops of this blend in your diffuser and you’ll be feeling the holiday spirit for sure.

Click HERE to learn how to buy your wholesale membership AND get a FREE gift from me!

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Disclaimer: *The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.


 

November Freebies

I am so excited about Young Living’s free gifts for November!! They’ve created the perfect combination of freebies to bring the spirit of the Christmas season into your home. I cannot even believe they are giving away Frankincense and Sacred Frankincense…two of my absolute favorites!! Can’t wait!

Young Living's November Freebies

Free Gifts with 190 PV ($59.54 value)

When you spend 190 PV in a single order during the month of November, you’ll receive 5 ml Nutmeg and 15 ml Orange. Get the bonus 15 ml Christmas Spirit by placing this order as your November Essential Rewards order.

5ml Nutmeg   With its spicy, sweet and warm aroma, nutmeg is a wonderful addition to your cooking repertoire. It is comforting and soothing and helps to boost energy. Nutmeg also supports nervous and endocrine systems and prostaglandin balance.*

15ml Orange   A delicious and refreshing addition to foods and drinks, orange oil is a favorite! It contains the naturally occurring constituent limonene. Try a drop in your water or get creative with this oil. Fun tip: use a few drops and a little honey to make delicious whipped orange-honey butter!

Exclusive Essential Rewards Bonus 15 ml Christmas Spirit essential oil. Christmas Spirit is a festive blend of orange, cinnamon, and spruce essential oils. Diffuse this blend to create a peaceful, joyous and festive holiday atmosphere.

Free Gifts with 250 PV (105.26 value)

When you spend 250 PV in a single order during the month of November, you’ll get 5ml Nutmeg, 15 ml Orange, 15 ml Christmas Spirit (exclusive bonus for essential rewards), plus:

8 oz Ortho Sport Massage Oil   Use Ortho Sport during the holiday rush to soothe your sore and tired muscles.

Free Gifts with 300 PV (257.56 value)

When you spend 300 PV in a single order during the month of November, you’ll get 5ml Nutmeg, 15 ml Orange, Ortho Sport, 15 ml Christmas Spirit (exclusive bonus for essential rewards orders), plus:

15 ml Frankincense   With it’s warm and woodsy scent, Frankincense is great for diffusing during meditation for grounding and purpose. Using Frankincense on the skin may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin.

5 ml Sacred Frankincense   Sacred Frankincense has a grounding and inspiring aroma. It supports and helps to maintain the appearance of healthy-looking skin.

Get Your Freebies!

You can’t go wrong with November’s free gifts from Young Living. If you have a Young Living account, it’s the perfect time to get some Christmas shopping done with your November order. If you don’t yet have a Young Living Retail or Wholesale account, take a minute to learn more and decide which account is right for you. I’d love to help you get started with our wellness products.

Disclaimer: *The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.


 

Unique Teacher Gifts

Useful & Affordable Teacher Christmas Gift Ideas

As an educator and a mother of elementary school-age daughters, I know that it is customary to give a small holiday or Christmas gift to your child’s teacher each year. Over the years I have seen so many creative teacher gifts, but I have never seen a Young Living gift. This year I am planning to gift my daughters’ teachers some Young Living love and I thought I’d share a few ideas with you! These gifts are affordable, useful, unique and I can very nearly guarantee that your child’s teacher will appreciate any of these ideas! Add a nice holiday box of tissue or roll of paper towels and you have a useful and meaningful gift!

Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier

I carry one of these handy little purifiers with me everywhere I go and both of my daughters have them in their desks at school. What I love most about Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier is that is doesn’t dry my hands out and it smells wonderful. A three pack of these for your child’s teacher gift would be very welcome, I am sure!

Homemade Desk Cleaner with Essential Oils!

Homemade gifts for teachers are always a hit and you can’t go wrong with a lovely blue glass bottle filled with 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup white vinegar and add a nice aroma with 24 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil (so cheap to make too!). You can give this gift on its own with a nice roll of paper towels or to make it even better, throw in the bottle of lemon essential oil so the teacher can re-make the spray. This is a nice way to limit chemical exposure for the children during the week because they can use the desk spray instead of chemical wipes. Glass bottles are $1.15 from www.abundanthealth4u.com (buy several and mix up some more gifts).

Thieves® Spray

Thieves® Spray is wonderful for door handles, desk tops, computer mice and any surface that needs cleansing to protect from dust, mold, and undesirable microorganisms.* This small bottle is very concentrated and would be the perfect addition to your child’s teacher’s desk, purse or briefcase. At just $9 this is a very affordable and nice teacher gift option!

Visit my Order Oils page to view ordering options. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about ordering.

homemade gifts for teachers

 

 

Disclaimer: *The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.


 

Christmas Gift Idea for the Woman Who Has Everything

For All of You Doting Husbands and Boyfriends Out There…Here is a Christmas Gift Idea That’s Sure to Impress Her!

As the Christmas holiday quickly approaches and you are stumped for gift ideas, consider giving the special lady in your life a gift that will keep giving in the new year: The Premium Starter Kit from Young Living! The Premium Starter Kit (PSK) comes with 11 bottles of 100% pure essential oils, a home diffuser and lovely samples and learning literature. As my gift to you, I’ll also send you the Quick Reference Guide to Using Essential Oils, three beautiful glass spray bottles for mixing and some essential oil recipe cards to get her started!

Remember when we were children and we would get a gift that we enjoyed playing with? One that continued to bring us joy? Rare that we get that feeling as adults (especially for something affordable like the PSK). Well, that is exactly how I felt about my Premium Starter Kit when it came in June! I was like a kid at Christmas. I wanted to try every oil, diffuse different scents, and before I knew it, I was truly experiencing emotional, physical, mental and spiritual support from the oils. I still feel joy each day when I use my oils or diffuser. Just ask my husband and he’ll tell you that my essential oils are one of the best things that have ever happened to me (besides him and our kids, of course)! To order your special lady this gift, you can pop over to my Order Oils page, click Enroll Me and choose the Premium Starter Kit. While you are at it, you could pick up some stocking stuffers such as Young Living’s chapsticks and lotions! I love helping…so please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.

A Note to Women Out There

Give your poor husband or boyfriend a little hint or even a big one (send him this blog post) that the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living is on your Christmas list this year. If he orders soon, you’ll have it in time for the holidays!

Christmas gift idea for the woman who has everything.

Disclaimer: *The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.