Easy DIY's

Easy DIY's

I’m so excited to talk to you about some easy DIY’s today. If you search online you will find a plethora of recipes and concoctions to get you going. I’m going to share just a few today to help you get inspired to try creating your own goodies for around the house. Let’s get started! The first is my Calming Bath Soak. So easy!

Some other great pampering DIY’s are:
Lotion Bar Hair MaskBody ButterLavender Oatmeal Bath Soak

How about DIY’s for travel? I’ve got you covered there too. I make this bed spray for when I travel. It is a blend of relaxing oils to help you sleep as well as oils that are beneficial when you’re in a bed that’s not your own. I will say, this bottle isn’t quite large enough so now I make it in a larger spray bottle for travel. I also like to take this sleepy roller with me!

I could go on and on, but let me just list a few of my other favorites before we go.

I also share some of my other favorite DIY’s here on my website or Young Living has a plethora of DIY’s for you as well. Have fun DIY-ing – let me know what your favorite oily DIY is!

Let's Chat About Healthy Hair

Let's Chat About Healthy Hair

Okay, so maybe none of us will look like Rapunzel, but we can all use products that support healthy hair. Let’s start by talking about some oils and other products that are supportive to healthy hair:

Cedarwood essential oil – helps with body, strength and healthy growth.

Lavender essential oil – helps with strength, healthy growth and is supportive to the skin on the scalp.

Rosemary essential oil – supportive to the skin on the scalp, healthy growth and overall healthy looking hair.

For the essential oils: Apply 1-2 drops of oil to hands, and then massage into hair and scalp before bath or shower; then shampoo and rinse as normal. Or add 10-15 drops to your shampoo bottle, mix thoroughly and shampoo as normal.

Sulfur – Sulfur has been known as a building block of healthy hair (as well as skin and nails). Young Living has a supplement in either capsule or powder form called Sulfurzyme that can help support healthy hair, skin and nails.

Stay away from SLS {Sodium Laureth Sulfate}. Sulfate is not the same as Sulphur. SLS is is a harsh detergent that strips hair of buildup and natural oils, which can lead to breakage. Sulfur is a natural mineral found in the body that aids in essential functions, including healthy hair growth. Be sure to check the labels on your shampoos – Young Living has a handful of shampoo options without SLS, including the Lavender Volume Shampoo for thin hair.

Make some DIY Hair Mask, it will leave your hair soft and smooth while taming flyaways.

DIY some detangler based on your hair type, I’ll be trying these for my daughter…who gets horrible knots in her hair! These recipes include essential oils to help with the hair type that you have.

If your hair is dull or naturally dry, you can use this spritz to keep it looking healthy (another DIY, I love easy DIY’s!)

I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips. There are so many great oils and products that can help with healthy hair – don’t be afraid to try some out!

Tips for Hosting a Make & Take

Tips for Hosting a Make & Take

Make and takes are a great way to get together with friends and get crafty. They can take a bit of work to put together but in all that I’ve done, I’ve never seen someone who has looked sad to be there. Everyone has a great time and makes what they want. I charge for materials for my make & takes. Feel free to be generous and pay for supplies if you want to have a crafty night with friends and you’re able to financially do so. Per Young Living’s policies, you can’t charge for the essential oils. Because of that, I add up the cost of the bottles, labels, etc plus my time to prepare and that is the cost that I apply to each item or event as a whole if there is a flat fee.

I’ve done make and takes a few different ways: 1) a list of items to choose from, make whatever you want in whatever quantities and each item is priced individually or 2) we have X number of items to make, you make them all for a flat fee. Both work well, it just depends on what you want to do and how much prep you want to have.

The first thing you want to do is decide what type of make & take you want to have. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • themed rollerball make & take – kids, overall wellness, massage oils, romance
  • gift giving make & take – sugar scrubs, bath salts, Thieves cleaner, rollers, invisible gum, bathtub scrub, travel bed spray
  • immune system make & take – Thieves cleaner, hand spray, immunity roller, throat spray

You want to make sure that you have the recipes somewhere to make it easy for your attendees. I normally make little tent cards with cardstock with the recipes on it to place by each “station”. People can take a picture with their phone of the recipes so they can remake them later. If I’m doing a larger rollerball class – for example I have done a class where you make 10 rollers for a flat fee – then they get the whole sheet of recipes to take home.

Some of my favorite resources for make and take supplies are:

Now let’s get to the recipes. These are some tried and true favorites from make & takes I’ve held at my house:

  • sugar scrub – 1c organic sugar, 3T fractionated coconut oil, 2T olive oil, 6 drops essential oil. Combine, adding more olive or coconut oil until it’s the consistency that you want. Add to a glass jar and use a small scoop to scrub your hands, elbows and feet.
  • bath salts – 1.5c epsom salt + 1/2c baking soda + 6-8 drops essential oil. Blend and use 1/2c-1c in your running bath water. I love storing mine in empty NingXia Red bottles or ball glass jars.
  • makeup remover – 1T coconut oil, 3 drops non-toxic shampoo, water – fill a 4oz glass bottle. Shake gently then apply with a cotton pad to remove makeup. You don’t have to rinse.
  • foaming hand soap – 2T castille soap, 8 drops essential oil, water.
  • Thieves household cleaner (by far the easiest DIY) – 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and water in an 8oz or larger spray bottle. Shake and spray.
  • invisible gum – 2-3 drops Peppermint Vitality in a mini spray bottle. Shake & spray in mouth.
  • happy roller blend – 10 drops of Joy blend, Bergamot and Grapefruit essential oil, fill the rest of the bottle with carrier oil.
  • sleepy roller blend – 10 drops of Frankincense, Bergamot and Cedarwood (or Lavender) essential oil and fill the bottle with carrier oil.

Have a great time creating with friends! Leave a comment with your favorite make and take ideas and recipes!

Money Saving Hack: Orange Blossom Face Wash

Money Saving Hack: Orange Blossom Face Wash
One of my favorite money saving hacks is to make the Orange Blossom Face Wash into a foaming face wash. This saves money and reduces waste. It’s super easy to do. You just fill up a foaming pump bottle about 1/5 of the way with the face wash then the rest with water. Give it a good shake and then pump. I do this for my kids so they don’t waste as much and having it come out already foamed helps them to get a good larger on their face. You can make about 12 bottles of face wash at just over $3 per bottle! This will last us a good long time. I love how soft my face feels after the Orange Blossom Wash.

Have you tried this hack yet?? Are you going to??

Easy Diluting of Oils and Adding a Roller Ball

Diluting oils and adding a roller to the bottle is easy! Let's learn how to do this in the quick video I shared here:

As you saw, making a roller is really easy. Dilution ratios are on all of the colored labeled oils, because those are labeled for topical or aromatic use. How do you know where to apply the oils? Normally, it will be self explanatory. If you’re using an oil for head tension, rub it on your forehead. If you’re needing digestive support, rub around your belly button. If the area isn’t as clear, a great place to apply the oils is to the bottoms of the feet. The pores are larger there plus there are Vita flex points on the bottoms of the feet to nearly every part of the body – so when in doubt, apply to the bottoms of the feet. Normally recipes will list where to apply or you can check your oils reference guide as well. I hope that helps!
 
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