Beauty/Health DIYs

Vanilla and Spice Room spray 🍁

This is the perfect blend of oils for a slightly spicy, warm, and sweet atmosphere in your home! We sprayed it everywhere when I first made it, and it’s a perfect quick bathroom freshener.

Ingredients:

1. 1 Tbs vanilla extract

2. 5 drops YL cinnamon bark EO

3. 5 drops YL orange EO

4. 3 drops YL nutmeg EO

5. 3 drops YL clove EO

6. Distilled water or pure voldka

7. Small glass spray bottle ( 3-4 oz)

Directions:

🍁 Add vanilla extract and all of the oils in the spray bottle.

🍁 Using a funnel if needed, pour in the water until almost full- leave room for the lid.

🍁 Make sure lid is on tightly and shake. Spray anywhere you desire!


Orange cinnamon lip scrub 🍊🍯

This lip scrub is the best thing. Why? 1. It exfoliates and scrubs off dead skin. 2. It moisturizes. 3. The cinnamon essential oil increases blood circulation, making your lips plumper and pinker! 4. It smells amazing!! You can also use this for super soft, moisturized hands!

1. 2 Tbs sugar (can be white or brown)

2. 2 Tbs olive oil (you can also use grape seed, jojoba, or coconut oil)

3. 2 drops YL orange EO

4. 1 drop YL cinnamon EO

5. Small glass container ( I think I used a 1.5 or 2 oz jar– we get them from amazon!)

🍂 Mix together sugar, olive oil, orange EO, and cinnamon EO in container.

🍂 Wipe any sugar or oil off of the container and rim.

🍂 To use, take a tiny bit and scrub lips gently. Rinse off with a warm washcloth and apply chapstick (Young Living’s cinnamint is the best!). Enjoy super soft, moisturized, and plump lips!


Honey & Spice face mask

The cheery and festive holidays have passed by already, but it is still cold outside, and I’ve been warm and cozy inside! I have a delicious spice – and – everything – nice face mask recipe for y’all that is just faintly warm, and if you accidentally get some on your lips, it is very sweet!

The cinnamon and nutmeg in it help with acne, and encourages a healthy glow, while the honey soothes inflammation and redness. The lemon juice helps to promote clear skin and make blemishes disappear. And, the aloe vera hydrates and soothes redness. If you happen to not have organic aloe vera gel on hand though, it is perfectly fine and you will still get benefits out of the other ingredients. Face masks are so versatile and after you do a little research, going into your kitchen and whipping up something perfect for your skin is super fun and easy! You might be a little apprehensive, because it sounds pretty spicy, but this face mask was perfectly fine for my skin and didn’t burn or irritate it at all. However, if you have sensitive skin, try a patch test first on a small part of your face or hand, and let it stay on for about 10 minutes. If it is a little too warm for your comfort, then you could add more aloe vera or honey to water it down a little.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 tsp of organic raw honey
  2. 1/2 tsp organic aloe vera gel
  3. 1/2 tsp lemon juice ( or 1 drop of YL lemon EO)
  4. 1/4 – 1/2 tsp organic powdered or ground cinnamon
  5. 1/4 -1/2 tsp organic ground nutmeg

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients together in a very small bowl. To get the perfect consistency, you may need to add more of or less of something. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
  • Once you have your desired consistency, spread generously over your face, but make sure you do not put it near your eyes.
  • Leave it on for 15 -20 minutes – now is the time to give your self a manicure, watch a chic flick, or do some girl boss work!
  • Once the time is up, gently scrub off with warm water, and apply a gentle moisturizer afterwards. My favorite is Young Living’s Orange Blossom moisturizer.


Diffuser Favorites!!

In this video I share with you why I like to diffuse and my essential oil favorites for diffusing!

Hope Favorites from Charles and April Mier on Vimeo.


 Minty charcoal face mask

This face mask is smooth, easy to put on, refreshing because of the mint, and leaves your face feeling clean and soft. The charcoal in it draws out the unwanted oils from your skin, but does not leave your face dry. My friends and I had a fun time putting this mask on for sure! Make sure your face is cleansed and toned before applying it. I especially love the YL A.R.T. kit for my skin!

What you’ll need: 

  1. Young Living’s Satin Mint Facial Scrub
  2. 1/4 teaspoon of pure charcoal { we got Charcoal capsules and just broke them open}
  3. Small glass bowl, or paper plate

Directions: squeeze about a 1/2 teaspoon of the Satin Mint Facial Scrub, and mix it with the charcoal in your container. Apply evenly onto your face and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Use a warm wash cloth and scrub it off gently. Use the YL A.R.T. Light Moisturizer or the Orange blossom moisturizer on your face afterward.

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Fabulous festive foaming  hand soap!

This is an awesome foaming soap recipe, with ingredients your probably already have in your kitchen. You can adjust the essential oils for different seasons and holidays such as, Christmas spirit for Christmas , and Orange, clove, and nutmeg EOs for autumn. The glycerin in the recipe is great for autumn and winter, when your hands start getting dry, because it soothes and moisturizes skin.

What you’ll need:

  1. Soap pump bottles { we got ours from discoverlsp.com}
  2. 2 tbs of Pure, unscented, Castile soap { we use the Doctor Bronner’s brand}
  3. 1 tsp of Glycerin { amazon.com}
  4. YL EOs of your choice
  5. Distilled water

Directions:  pour the Castile soap, glycerin, and essential oils in soap bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle 2/3 full with water. Shake and enjoy!

 Watch my video below on how to make Fabulous Festive Foaming Hand Soap too with more details!

Fabulous Festive Foaming Hand Soap from Charles and April Mier on Vimeo.


Aloe Vera Mascara

Whether you don’t wear mascara, but want to still have long, dark eyelashes, or you just need a break from mascara, and still want to have nice eyelashes, this is the recipe for you! It is a clear, natural, homemade mascara that makes your eyelashes darker, longer, fuller, and healthier! Using aloe vera gel, and vegetable glycerin, it hydrates your eyelashes, and promotes growth while looking fabulous!

What you’ll need:

  1. Cold pressed aloe vera gel { click HERE for the one we use}
  2. 100% natural vegetable glycerin {  click HERE for the one we use}

Materials:

  1. 92282b7342d8b018af7497f0b544226bMascara tube and applier { click HERE to see where I got mine}

Directions:

Using the small funnel that comes with the mascara tubes, fill the tube half way with aloe vera gel. Fill the other half with the vegetable glycerin. Remove funnel and snap the plastic insert { that came with } into the mascara tube. Put the applier/lid on and  turn it upside down and gently shake until the liquid is fully combined. Apply like regular mascara  The first couple times that you apply this it might be a little clumpy from the aloe vera gel, but after several uses it will become smooth and easier to apply.

Please comment and share how this worked for you!!


BREATHE!

No one likes a stuffy nose, and with all this pollen floating around in the air, I know that a lot of people are getting the sniffles including my family. If you haven’t tried a nasal inhaler, you really need to try this recipe! They work so well when you put in good, nostril clearing EOs! I have step-by-step pictures below the recipe to show you how to open and put in your EOs to make it easier for you!

What you’ll need:

  1. Nasal inhalers { you can get these HERE}
  2. YL EOs of your choice { 3 drops each. Peppermint and Lemongrass work very well!}
  3. Label { this is optional of course, but I made my own}

Directions: Take off the plastic cap from the top and drop 5-10 drops of your YL EOs onto the cotton wick that is in the inside. Snap the cap back on. Unscrew the top part of the inhaler and place it snugly just inside of your nostril. Do not put it in your nostril far. Take a deep breath through your nose. You can repeat it as many times as needed to get a completely clear nose. You may need to repeat throughout the day to keep your nose clear.

I hope this helped you, and I would love it if you would share what oil blends worked for you the best!

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                               Healthy Ear Oil Blend

After all the holiday treats and sweets, it is always a good idea to keep our immune systems, including ears, healthy and supported by our Young Living EOs! This oil blend for ears is just slightly minty, gentle and is a good blend for supporting healthy ears! I like to use this blend at night after my bed time routine. Its a perfect blend for all seasons!!

You’ll need:

1. 5 drops of  YL Panaway essential oil

2. 10 drops of  YL Lavender essential oil

E33F76D8-6343-4847-B791-CFCBAC13F3A33. 5 drops of  YL Tea Tree essential oil

4. 5 drops of  YL Cool Azul essential oil

5. 5 drops of YL Lemongrass essential oil

6. YoungLiving’s V-6 blend or olive oil

7. A  15ml roller bottle

Directions: drop your oils into the roller bottle first, and then fill the rest of the bottle with olive oil or V-6 blend. Apply your label on it and shake gently before using.

Apply around the outside of the ear and down the side of your neck where your lymph nodes are, and in a ring on the inside of your ear. Use as much as needed throughout the day.

Caution: Do not drop the essential oils inside your ear.

Please comment and share how this awesome Ear Oil Blend worked for you!!


Scrumptious sugar scrub 

This sugar scrub recipe is amazing in so many different ways! It moisturizes your skin, scrubs away dead skin, softens your skin, and not to mention the awesome benefits from the essential oils that you put in it! I like to put a tag or label, on the jar and label what is in it. This one is a perfect DIY for part of a spa kit trio, using some of the other Christmas DIYs I will post too!

What you’ll need:

  1. About 2 cups of sugar { HERE is our favorite!}
  2. Grapeseed oil or Young Living’s V-6 blend.
  3. YL essential oils{ I love the blends; Ylang Ylang and Orange, and Peppermint and Lavender. You can learn more about them HERE}

Materials:

1. A mason jar { click HERE to see the ones we like!}

2. A small wooden spatula or spoon

3. Labels and twine or ribbon {optional. HERE are some plain paper tags. Or THESE ones are cute, simple holiday ones.}

Directions:  Put the sugar in the mason jar a little over 2/3 full.

Slowly pour the grapeseed oil in while mixing it into the sugar. Once it is fully mixed in with the sugar, pour just enough grapeseed oil in to form a shallow pool above the sugar. Add in you essential oils, the more aromatic the essential oils, the less amount you should put in and vise versa for less aromatic essential oils. I use this the most in the shower mostly and come out feeling so relaxed and moisturized! I hope you enjoy!

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And for more details and video on how to make this recipe, watch the video below!

Sugar Scrub – EO Infused from Charles and April Mier on Vimeo.


2.

              

            Dust That Bum!!!

There all kinds of toxic chemicals in our health care and personal care products, including in baby and children’s products too. We deserve to feel safe when changing baby’s diaper, and it is hard to find non-toxic Baby powder, lotion, wipes, and so-on.

So, my mom and I experimented and made a Baby powder together that we really love for my little brother, Charlie!  It is very gentle, smells wonderful, and soothes irritated skin. I especially like to use it on Charlie when he has a ewww diaper! It makes the stink go away!

Young Living also has a Seedlings™ Line of products just for babies! How cool is that? They have a variety of products for babies, that are a little harder to make at home! I list them all  below.

This baby diaper powder is a perfect Christmas gift for a mama-to-be this Christmas, and is a perfect add-on gift with Young Living’s Baby Massage oil, Baby Lotion,  Baby Wipes, and Diaper Rash Cream!

I got this recipe from The Chemical Free Home Book 3

You’ll need:

  1. 1 cup of arrowroot powder { We get this brand HERE}
  2. 2 tbs of bentonite clay { we get ours HERE}
  3. 3 drops of Roman Chamomile YL EO
  4. 5 drops of Lavender YL EO
  5. 2 drops of Frankincense YL EO

kMaterials:

A shaker bottle for powder{ THIS ONE is a good one! And so are THESE}

Let’s make it!

Combine all of the ingredients in the shaker bottle. Shake a little on to your baby’s bums between diaper changes!

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3.

Big Daddy Beard Oil

This DIY EO-infused gift is great for the bearded men in your life, whether it’s your husband, father, grandpa, or uncle! Soften those wiry beard hairs, promote healthy hair growth, soothe skin all while smelling good. My dad calls his beard a beard “diffuser”. This is a great way to inspire healthy emotions, too.

Ok, so on to the recipe now!

Base recipe is 10 ml carrier oil to 10 drops of Young Living Essential oils.

1. Choose a carrier oil. Jojoba and Argan oil are my family’s favorites. They absorb into hair and skin quickly and contain a wide range of nutrients. Almond oil, grape seed oil and Avocado oil are some other choices. Just please don’t use vegetable oil or canola oil! They’re filled with GMOs and pesticides and you don’t want that!.

2. Choose your essential oil(s). There are sooo many options but here are the most popular….

Cedarwood

Rosemary

Lavender

Confier EOs – Northern Lights Black Spruce, Idaho Blue Spruce, Idaho Balsam Fir, Pine

Peppermint

Wintergreen

Tea Tree

Bergamot

Ylang ylang

Shutran

Believe

Australian Blue

Valor

Here are some fun combinations for the bearded men in your family!

6 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce, 4 Ylang ylang

2 drops of Wintergreen with 3 drops of a conifer oil (see above)

5 drops Citrus Fresh and 2 drops Tea Tree or Wintergreen

The Refined Ruffian: 5 drops Bergamot and 3 drops Cedarwood

3 drops Cedarwood, 3 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Peppermint

3. Use a dropper bottle to  combine and store your beard oil concoction and label! {HERE is dropper bottles just so you know!}

You can find more ideas here on Young Living’s blog… https://www.youngliving.com/blog/essential-oils-for-beards/

Have you made a beard oil for your bearded guy before? What did you use? If you’re a bearded guy what are your favorite scents to wear in your beard? Please comment and share at the bottom of this page!!  Just so ya’ll know, we got our label { A.K.A a piece of paper we printed and tapped onto the bottle!} from oilrevolutiondesigns.com.

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4.

Decadent Whipped Body Butter

This Body Butter DIY is a perfect gift during Winter and Fall, because of the dry weather –  and dry weather means dry and cracked skin! Fluffy, soft, gentle, and light, this body butter is almost better than lotion and is a perfect addition to the Scrumptious sugar scrub I posted on day 1 for a spa gift package! It is soothing, non- greasy, and so great for your skin! I really love to use mine after I take a shower, or for a foot massage!

Whipped Body Butter Base

Ingredients:

• 1 cup organic coconut oil { click HERE to see a really good brand we like!}

• 1 cup organic solid cocoa butter (do not use lotion) { click HERE to see the one we get!}

• 15 drops of your favorite Young Living Essential Oil(s)

Materials:

  • 8 oz mason jars { THESE ONES are perfect sizes and our favorite brand!}
  • electric mixer { we use a Kitchen Aid. click HERE to see it!}

Directions

• Warm a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, then add coconut oil and cocoa butter. Melt until completely liquefied, about 4–5 minutes.

• Pour into a glass mixing bowl and place in refrigerator for 30–45 minutes to cool and just set but not harden.

• Stir in essential oils.

• Using an electric hand mixer, whip until firm peaks form, about 10 minutes.

• Gently transfer to a seal-able jar or container. Store at room temperature to avoid melting or solidifying.

• Massage into dry skin and enjoy!

Choose your essential oil additions depending on what you’d like it to do for your gift recipient!

Essential Oil inspiration…

Lavender

StressAway

Joy

Peppermint

Lime and Ylang Ylang { It actually smells like lime and coconut a little bit!}

Neroli and orange { I call this blend “Orange Blossoms”}

Citrus fresh

Cinnamon bark, nutmeg, and orange { great for fall or a person who loves spices!}

Christmas Spirit { perfect for Christmas!}

Frankincense, Myrrh, and Aloes { this blend has amazing properties for your skin!!!! It promotes healthy skin, and helps decrease visibility of natural age spots}

For a video and tips, click HERE!

Please comment and share how you made your Decadent Body Butter and loved this decadent DIY!!

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5.

Herbal Bath Soak

Using dried herbs, epsom salts, sea salt, and Young Living essential oils, this recipe smells amazing, refreshes, relaxes, and rejuvenates.

You might be wondering “What’s is the difference between a bath soak and bath bombs?” Bath soaks are a little bit easier to make since you just mix everything together and ta da! But bath bombs fizz up, and my bath bomb recipe, moisturizes also. So it’s a win-win whichever one you choose!

The epsom salts have magnesium in this recipe, which is known to soothe sore and achy muscles, help heal bruises, and rejuvenate your body! Sea salt is a perfect source of minerals, like potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium. These minerals soak into your body and benefit it because your body needs these minerals to stay healthy!

We added dried herbs to this recipe and my mom calls it her “Bath Tea”! It smells amazing and is so relaxing and perfect for bedtime and needing to de-stress!

So let’s get on to the recipe now!

What you’ll need:

  1. Epsom salts { This brand is our favorite! Click HERE  to view the 5 lb one. Click HERE to view the 19 lb one. We use our epsom salts so fast we get the 19 lb one!}
  1. Sea salt{ click HERE to see the best brand ever!}
  1. About 1/2 cup Dried herbs { We use a mixture of lavender buds, rose petals, and rosemary. You can find this at a tea store, or a health food store. Click HERE to see the organic lavender buds. Click HERE to see the  organic dried rose petals. Click HERE to see organic dried rosemary.}
  1. Young Living essential oils of your choice { I have a list on the bottom of the page for some ideas!}

Materials:

  1. Mason jar or glass container { THIS brand is the one we get}
  2. Label { You can make your own with some paper and tape, or you can get them HERE.}
  3. Small wooden spoon { THIS ONE is good for sugar scrubs and bath salts!}

Directions:

  • Depending on the container you have you will put in more or less of your ingredients depending on its size.
  • In your jar, fill 2/3 of the way up with epsom salts, 1/3 with sea salt, and then about a 1/2 cup of dried herbs.
  • Shake shake shake!! Shake it all together CAREFULLY! I shook it a little too hard without holding the lid well enough and it all went down the sink!! Sadness!!
  • Once it is all combined, add in about 15 drops of your EOs. Use a spoon or small spatula to mix it in.

At bath time, put in about 1/2 cup of bath salts. Enjoy!

Here is some oil inspiration!!

Neroli and Orange { I call this blend “Orange Blossoms}

Stress away and Lime { Smells AMAZING!!}

Christmas spirit and Pine { a perfect Christmas blend!}

Rose, Lavender, and Ylang Ylang { it goes perfect with the herbs you use!}

Ylang Ylang and Lime { It smells a little bit like Lime and

coconut}

Ylang Ylang and Peppermint { it actually smells like candy canes!}

Please comment and share what oil blends you like best, and how you loved this recipe!!

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6.

Room Spray

Feel good about giving the gift of fragrance without all the toxic chemicals that plague commercial products on the market! I list a variety of blends and scents at the bottom of the recipe for all seasons and moods! This is a perfect gift for a healthy alternative from air fresheners like Febreeze and Glade. You can pair this room spray with some of the other DIYs I will post for a home gift package this Christmas!

SPRAY BASE:

•4oz Distilled Water – This is very important as you don’t want any gunk from the tap water to breed.

•2tsp Witch Hazel or Vodka OR a 1/4 tsp of sea salt – Either of these will act to disperse the essential oils into the water better. Alternatively, use homemade vanilla extract to add a warm vanilla fragrance when making room or linen sprays, but plain vodka is just fine too. For personal use sprays (like hair or body spray) use sea salt.

{click HERE to see the witch hazel we use! And click HERE to see the sea salt we love!}

•20 drops of Essential Oils –  there are so many options. See at the bottom of recipe for inspiration!

•4 oz Glass Spray Bottle  { you can get them HERE}

HOW TO MAKE IT:

1.Grab your spray bottle, drop in desired essential oils

2.Add in the witch hazel or vodka and fill with water

3.Give it a gentle shake before use to ensure the essential oils are incorporated

ESSENTIAL OIL INSPIRATION:

•SWEET DREAMS LINEN SPRAY: 6 drops Peace & Calming, 6 drops tangerine, 4 drops lavender and 4 drops cedarwood in a base of homemade vanilla extract (or plain vodka).

•WINTER FRESH SPRAY: 20 drops Evergreen Essence

•CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: 15 drops Christmas Spirit, 5 drops Orange

•MEYER LEMON ROOM SPRAY: 10 drops lemon, 4 drops lemon myrtle, 3 drops orange, 3 drops lemongrass in a base of homemade vanilla extract (or plain vodka).

•KIDS HAPPY SKIN SPRAY: 10 drops Melrose, 4 drops copaiba, 3 drops lavender and 3 drops frankincense in a witch hazel base.

•HAND SPRAY: 15 drops Thieves and 5 drops of Purification in a base of homemade vanilla extract (or plain vodka). If you have dry skin, you may opt for witch hazel instead.

•SKIN TONER: 10 drops lavender and 10 drops Melrose in a base of witch hazel.

*Make your own vanilla extract by soaking vanilla beans in vodka for 6 weeks or more. Then just remove the vanilla beans and strain through a cheesecloth into a glass container. It’s that easy!

Recipe adapted from;  thedroppery.com

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7.

 Scented Wool Dryer Balls

These are perfect home gifts for fresh smelling laundry. Whether you want to use floral, spicy, fresh, Christmasy, foresty, or just about any season and smell you can think of, there’s an oil for that! This is a perfect home gift to pair with homemade room spray {above} for a cozy home Christmas bundle! I hope you enjoy….

What you’ll need:

  • Natural Wool dryer balls{ you can get them HERE}
  • Young Living essential oil{s} of your choice { at the bottom of the recipe I have oil inspiration}
  • a cute jar, basket, or container to store them in. { HERE are some ideas! And HERE!}

Directions:

drop  10-20 drops of your YL EOs onto the wool balls and let them soak in. The more aromatic the essential oils are, the less drops you should put in and vise versa for less aromatic essential oils you have. And that’s all there is to it! Store them in a cute container and pair with a bottle of YL essential oil for a cozy home gift!

When doing laundry, {or when your recipient of the gift is} throw in 3-6 of the balls with your laundry and enjoy!

Essential oil inspiration:

Citrus Fresh { to make laundry smell fresh and citrusy!}

Peppermint{ to make laundry smell fresh and minty!}

Lavender{ to make laundry smell fresh and calm!}

Joy{ to make laundry smell fresh and cheery!}

Ylang Ylang { to make laundry smell fresh and floral!}

Neroli and Orange { to make laundry smell fresh and delicious like orange blossoms!}

Christmas Spirit { to make laundry smell fresh and festive!}

Purification { to make laundry smell fresh and kill any smelly odors!}

Please comment and share your oil inspiration!

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8.

Essential Oil Infused Honey

I can’t even explain how perfect of a Christmas DIY gift this is!! You can pair it with a cute mug and tea bags, or with homemade pastries, or with my EO infused olive oil that I will be posting next. { Shhhh! don’t tell anyone I told you that!}. You can mix up so many different flavors with your EOs for every season and favorite taste! At the bottom of the recipe I have essential oil inspiration for yummy flavors!

What you’ll need:

  • Organic raw honey { THIS is the one we get!}
  • Your Young Living Essential Oils
  • A small glass jar { we used a 3 oz one from hobby lobby that had a airtight seal on it. You can get them HERE also}
  • Popsicle sticks or a wooden honey stick { you can get it HERE}

Directions:

  • For the Base: 5 drops of honey in 1 ounce is what you should start with. If you are doing only one essential oil in your honey, then follow the guideline above that I just talked about unless it is a really strong oil like thieves or lavender. If you are doing multiple oils, then start with a little bit of each and taste test your way through it, to make sure it is not too strong and overbearing. We did 25 drops of lavender in 3 ounces of honey and it was SO strong!!! Don’t underestimate your EOs!!
  • Make sure you mix your EOs and honey together really well so that there isn’t a little pool of oil on the top of your honey. Also after you are done mixing it, make sure to use a different spoon or popsicle stick to taste the honey, so that there isn’t any EOs still on it.

And that is all there is to it!

Essential Oil inspiration:

  • Lavender { start out with 5 drops in 3 oz and taste your way from there}
  • Lemon & Ginger { 15 drops Lemon 10 drops Ginger in 3 oz}
  • Orange & Cinnamon Bark { 15 drops Orange 10 drops Cinnamon Bark in 3 oz}
  • Thieves { Great for supporting your immune system and in teas! Same directions as Lavender}
  • Peppermint { It’s best to start with one drop at a time and taste along the way as you add more!}

Please comment and share how you made your EO infused honey!!


9.

Essential Oil Infused Olive Oil

Here’s another EO-infused Christmas gift for the foodie in your life! There are so many expensive herbal infused olive oils on the market.  Making your own with your YL Vitality oils is inexpensive and easy! Use in Salad dressings, drizzled over pasta, as a marinade or dipping oil for bread. Pair with a recipe card and some fresh baked Einkorn Sourdough bread for a fun gift!

BASE INGREDIENTS AND SUPPLIES:

*Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil { THIS is the one we get!}

*Approximately 5 Drops Young Living Vitality Oil(s) to every 8 oz of olive oil. See inspiration below!

*Glass bottle – {I found mine at Hobby Lobby, but you can get them HERE too!}

HOW TO MAKE IT:

1. Pour your organic olive oil into your choice of container leaving plenty of room for your vitality oils

2. Add your Young Living Vitality oils of choice

3. Taste to ensure the EO amount is just right

4. Add a cute label and a recipe card!

ESSENTIAL OIL INSPIRATION:

Basil vitality

Oregano Vitality

Thyme Vitality

Rosemary Vitality

Lemon Vitality

Black Pepper Vitality

Rosemary + Lemon Vitality

Please comment and share your favorite way to make and give this gift!! Enjoy!


10.

Aroma – Dough

My little siblings {and their friends} love this natural non-toxic EO infused play – dough! The texture is perfect and you can extend the life of the play dough by keeping it in the fridge. You can pick the scent { essential oils} and color { we like to match our playdough color with the color of the oil bottle we are using for it!} for all seasons and moods! This is a perfect EO – infused fun gift for your kids, nieces and nephews,  and grand children! Going to do a meeting but there will be lots of kids without babysitters? Bring this play dough and set up a table/station where they can play and be uplifted by the EOs in the recipe!

What you’ll need:

  1. 1 cup of flour
  2. 1 cup of water
  3. 1/3 cup of salt
  4. 1 tbs of vegetable oil { we used olive oil}
  5. Natural food coloring { HERE is a good natural brand!}
  6. 10 drops of Young Living essential oil of your choice { see bottom of recipe for EO inspiration!}
  7. You’ll want a portable container to store your Aroma dough in. {HERE is a good one for giving as a gift and storing safely!}

Directions:

  • In a saucepan, combine all dry ingredients. Add water and vegetable oil. Over medium to low heat, stir mixture until it thickens { approximately 2-3 minutes}. Lumps can be worked out by hand.
  • Continue to stir the remains lumps.
  • Separate the play dough into individual balls or keep it as one big ball. Add the natural food coloring and essential oils. Smell it often to check the essential oil amount isn’t too strong for little noses.

Essential oil inspiration…

Joy { for a happy playtime}

Orange or Lemon { for a fresh and uplifting scent}

Peppermint { for a minty fresh scent}

Lavender or Peace and Calming { for a calm relaxing playtime!}

Christmas Spirit { for a festive cheery playtime!}

Please comment and share how you made your Aroma – dough!

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BE-a-YOU-tif-OIL Perfume

Every lady should be able to smell lovely and not be worried about what is in there perfume. Perfumes have a TON of toxic chemicals that you really don’t want to put on your body! My rule for food, beauty products, and so-on is that if I can’t pronounce the ingredients, then it probably isn’t very good! Whenever I’m not familiar with the ingredient, I look it up and research it until I know what it is and why it is in my product. This is a perfect EO infused gift for women and girls to smell lovely and be benefitted by the wonderful essential oils used in it! I hope you and the recipient of this gift enjoy this perfume!

What you’ll need:

  1. Organic rose water { THIS is the one we use!}
  2.  3 – 6 drops of Young Living essential oils { I have EO inspiration below like always!}
  3. small glass spray bottles { we used THESE}

Directions:

  • Using a pipette, put in the rose water about 2/3 full. Leave room for EOs.
  • Add in EOs and shake together. Spray on wrists and sides of neck. Label with a tag or piece of paper and tape {which is what I did!} and gift with my Scrumptious Sugar Scrub, Decadent Body Butter, and Herbal Bath Soak!

Essential oil inspiration…

  • Neroli and Orange  { it smells like orange blossoms!}
  • Inner Child { smells very floral and subtle}
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Patchouli

Please comment and share how you made your BE-a-YOU-tif-OIL Perfume!!

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Holiday Diffuser Ornaments / Gift Tags

We found this DIY recipe in our “Throughout The Seasons”  book by Chelsea Bruno & Dana Ripepe.   Not only do you have cute gingerbread-looking ornaments that diffuse your amazing YL EOs, but you can also use it as a tag for your gifts using a cute holiday stamp! I used to make diffuser necklaces from clay and sell them at our YL parties and such, so I know how fun and easy they are to make with endless shape and stamp possibilities! I hope you enjoy this DIY and share in the comment box below how you loved it!

What you’ll need:

  1. Oven- bake clay { You can find it HERE}
  2. Holiday stamps { You can also find them HERE!}
  3. Ornament shaped cookie cutters
  4. Wooden stick to poke holes for strings in the ordaments
  5. String
  6. Parchment paper and baking sheets

Directions:

  • Use a rolling pin to flatten the clay.
  • Cut  out ornament shape in the clay using the cookie cutter.
  • Use the wooden stick to make a hole at the top to be able to add string after it is cooked.
  • Decorate the ornament with holiday stamps.
  • Put parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Place the ornaments on the parchment paper and bake at 275*F for 12 minutes.
  • Let it cool and then add string to the ornaments .
  • Add 1 drop of your favorite YL oil to the ornaments before hanging or using as a gift tag!

Please comment and share how you made your Diffuser Ornament and what oils you used!

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Beach hair. Don’t care.

Palm trees, waves crashing up on the sand, wind blowing through your hair, don’t you wish you were there? I’ve been to the beach many times in Florida, California, and Texas and I absolutely love the salty air, warm sand, and splashing in the waves. But I’ve noticed that when I’m there my hair is more wavy then usual and smells good! Well not everyone can be at the beach everyday so I’ve discovered an awesome hair spritz recipe! This makes your hair smell amazing and help make it wavy because of the salt, and epsom salts in it!

I got this recipe from; “The Chemical Free Home 2” booklet

You’ll need:

1 tsp of Epsom salts{ click HERE for our favorite epsom salt brand!}

1/2 tsp of sea salt { click HERE for our favorite salt brand!}

1/8 tsp of. Citric acid {click HERE for our favorite brand!}

1 oz of neutral spirits{ we used cheap vodka}

5 oz of distilled water

10 drops of YL Lemon EO

8 drops of YL Cedarwood EO

15 drops of YL Lavender EO

10 drops of YL Rosemary EO

4 drops of YL Geranium EO

Directions: Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well until salt and citric acid is dissolved. Shake well before each use and spray on wet hair before blow drying and styling.

Please comment below and share how this worked for you!


Relaxing bath bombs

Hope’s Bath Bombs from Charles and April Mier on Vimeo.

I love these bath bombs! They are really moisturizing, relaxing, fizzy.

I will write the recipe below and also have a video following that on how to make them! I hope you enjoy!

What you’ll need:

1. 1/4 cup of epsom salts { click HERE for our favorite epsom salt brand!}

2. 1/4 cup of citric acid { click HERE for our favorite citric acid brand!}

3. 1/2 cup of Arm and Hammer baking soda { click HERE for our favorite DIY baking soda brand!}

4. 2 tbs of coconut oil { click HERE  for the perfect coconut oil!}

5. YL essential oils { in the video I did 10 drops of orange oil and lavender oil, but some other nice blends are StressAway EO, and Christmas spirit EO}

Materials:

1. Silicone or plastic molds {click HERE for some fun ones!}

{Click HERE for some other good molds too!}

2. Small bowl and whisk

3. A tray to catch messes

4. Container for the bath bombs

Let’s make it!

Mix together your dry ingredients until fully combined. Pour the coconut oil in and mix together thoroughly until you have a consistency of wet sand.

Next, add in your YL Eos and mix together again. Transfer the bowl onto a tray and spoon mixture into the molds. Press down firmly on the bath bombs until there is no more room in the mold to put the mixture in. Leave it in for 3-5 minutes, then carefully take them out. Keep them on the tray and let them sit for 24 hours to harden.

Click “video” for the video, on how to make these with me and more detailed instructions.