The Holiday handbook

The Holiday handbook
Hello and welcome to the happiest time of the year!    I wanted to give you some awesome recipes and ideas to get you in the festive mood!    
Fill your diffuser with Vanilla & Christmas Spirit and grab a mug of Peppermint cocoa because it's time to get festive! No matter what holiday (if any!) you celebrate this time of year, these fun and festive recipes, DIYs and diffuser blends are certain to create a cozy, welcoming winter home. Doing some gifting? We also have some great wellness-focused and handmade gift ideas for you too!



Under The Mistletoe Breath Spray

This little bottle will be your mistletoe BFF!! Perfect to pack in your purse, backpack or even stash in your car, this simple breath spray will have your breath feeling fresh whenever you need it!

* 10mL glass spray bottle (

* 3 drops Peppermint Vitality essential oil

* 2 drops Spearmint Vitality essential oil

* 1 tsp Thieves Mouthwash, optional

* Filtered water

* Add all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake well. Spritz into your mouth as desired! 

Candy Cane Lip Scrub

This simple lip scrub is perfect for all your mistletoe moments this season!

* 5 drops Peppermint essential oil

* 5 drops Vanilla oleoresin 

* 1/4 Cup White Sugar

* 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil*

* Combine essential oils and coconut oil, then add in sugar. Apply nightly to lips in a circular motion. Wipe off with a dry towel. Store in a glass jar! 

To make this extra special and creamy, whip the coconut oil in a stand mixer or handheld mixer until it is fluffy!

Winter Nights Holiday Body Scrub

If the North pole had a signature scent, this would be it! This simple DIY leaves your skin silky smooth and its dreamy winter scent is perfect for the season. Make it for yourself or package it up with a cute ribbon and gift it to a friend!

* 1/4 cup organic fractionated coconut oil

* 3/4 cup organic cane sugar

* 15 drops Winter Nights (or Northern Lights Black Spruce) essential oil blend

* 10 drops Vanilla oleoresin

* Mix Winter Nights & Vanilla with fractionated coconut oil in a glass container, then add organic cane sugar to the bowl and stir until combined.

* To use, massage into skin in a circular motion and rinse well. After exfoliating, moisturize with Young Living's Winter Nights Hand and Body Lotion. 

Peppermint Latte Coffee Scrub

This simple DIY is always a crowd pleaser and is great for winter hands, especially when followed with the Very Vanillamint Body Butter.

* 1 cup organic ground coffee 

* 1 cup cane sugar 

* 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 

* 10 drops Peppermint essential oil

* 10 drops Vanilla Oleoresin (or EOs of choice - Cardamom, Thieves, etc.)

* Small glass jar(s)

* Mix coffee grounds and sugar together, then add melted coconut oil and essential oils. Mix well and place in a glass jar. Top with burlap and tie with twine and a sprig of fresh rosemary for a festive gift! 

Vanillamint Body Butter

There really is no substitute for the Very Vanillamint Set from Young Living, but if you missed out, then this DIY is your next best bet!

* 8-12 ounce glass container glass container ( 

* 1/2 cup solid refined, organic coconut oil ( 

* 1/2 cup organic mango butter ( (or a mix of shea butter and mango butter)

* 1/2 cup organic jojoba oil ( 

* 5 drops Spearmint essential oil

* 10 drops Peppermint essential oil

* 15 drops Vanilla essential oil

* Place coconut oil and shea butter in a bowl and whip with a handheld or stand mixer until fluffy and smooth. Slowly add in the jojoba oil, then the essential oils, mixing as you add. Whip for about five minutes or so. The longer you mix, the fluffier it will become!

Easy DIY Bath Bombs

If you missed out on the new Sweet Maple and KidScents Bath Bombs or want to DIY-it for a custom scent, this recipe is for you! 

* 1 cup baking soda ( 

* 1/2 cup citric acid ( 

* 2 Tbsp epsom salt ( 

* 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

* 20-30 drops essential oil(s) of choice*

* 1 tsp water or more if necessary

* Silicone molds or large ice cream scoop

* In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, and epsom salts. Stir well. In a smaller bowl combine coconut oil and essential oil. Slowly whisk wet ingredients into dry. It should reach a crumbly consistency.

* Your mixture is ready when you can mold it into a shape and it sticks without coming apart. If it is too crumbly, add in water, 1 tsp at a time. Mixture should be dry but able to hold a shape. To shape your bath bombs either pack them into your molds or a large ice cream scoop. Leave in the molds overnight, then remove carefully and place on a baking sheet to dry.

Oil pairing ideas: Peppermint + Vanilla, Lavender + Peppermint, Lavender + Vanilla, Eucalyptus + Lemon, Believe + Vanilla, Gratitude + Tangerine



Winter Wonderland Thieves Cleaner

Are you ready for the easiest DIY that will fill your whole home with the scents of the season?! Say hello to this festive Thieves Household Cleaner recipe! All you need is Thieves Household Cleaner and either a bottle of Christmas Spirit or Winter Nights. This also makes the cutest gift. Put a festive glass spray bottle (, a bottle of Thieves Cleaner, and a bottle of Christmas Spirit in a cute basket for an instant gift!

* To a 16oz glass spray bottle ( add:

* 1-2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner

* 10 drops of Christmas Spirit or Winter Nights essential oil blend

* Fill with filtered water

* Option to add 10 drops of Vanilla as well for an extra cozy boost.

DIY Room Sprays

This simple DIY will make your home feel cozy and makes a lovely gift paired with a fresh rosemary plant, festive dish towel, Winter Nights Foaming Hand Soap or a fresh fir wreath!

* Winter Solstice: 10 drops each Thieves + Idaho Blue Spruce + Vanilla 

* Holly Jolly: 10 drops each Tangerine + Christmas Spirit or Winter Nights

* Silent Night: 10 drops each Lavender + Frankincense + Valor

* Baking Cookies: 10 drops each Thieves + Vanilla

* Frosted Forest: 10 drops Idaho Blue Spruce + 5 drops each Pine + Cedarwood + Peppermint

* Twisted Peppermint: 10 drops each Peppermint + Vanilla + Ylang Ylang

* Add essential oils to a 2oz glass spray bottle (, add a splash of witch hazel & top with water! Spritz on all the things! 

Winter Wonderland Tree Spray

Here is a spray that you can spritz on your trees, garlands (fresh or artificial!) and stockings to make things smell festive and cozy.

* To 2oz spray bottle (, add:

* 20 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce 

* 10 drops of Cedarwood 

* 7 drops of Orange 

* 5 drops of Cinnamon 

* Fill the bottle with witch hazel, vodka or water and shake before each spray. Spritz  everywhere for a festive tree scent. 

DIY Chai Spice & Candy Cane Forest Hand Soaps

We can't get enough of creating custom hand soap scents. These are a fun way to cozy up your home, make great host gifts and are simple to whip up to accompany the changing of the seasons - Chai Spice is lovely for the Thanksgiving season and Candy Cane Forest is wonderful for winter or holidays! 

* Foaming hand soap bottle ( or recycle a YL one!

* 2 Tbsp Liquid Castile Soap ( 

* 20 drops essential oils*

* 1 tsp Vitamin E oil ( 

* Add essential oils, Vitamin E oil and Castile Soap to the bottle, then top with water leaving 1" at the top

  * Chai Spice: 6 drops Cardamom + 4 drops Cinnamon Bark + 4 drops Clove + 4 drops Ginger + 2 Vanilla

  * Candy Cane Forest: 10 drops Peppermint + 5 drops Vanilla + 5 drops Ylang Ylang

Holiday Spice Wool Dryer Balls

There's something about the smell of warm fresh laundry fresh from the dryer - especially when combining Thieves Laundry Soap and essential oil infused wool dryer balls! 

* Organic wool dryer balls (

* Essential oils of choice: Christmas Spirit, Peppermint + Vanilla, Cinnamon Bark + Orange, Stress Away + Peppermint, Cardamom & Orange

* Add 4-5 drops of essential oils to each dryer ball.

* Let the dryer balls air dry for about an hour or to speed up the process you can dry them alone. This will allow the oil to absorb into the wool and not transfer to your clothes. 

* When it's time to dry your clothes - toss the dryer balls into the dryer with your clothing. Refresh the oils every 4-5 loads or more often if you prefer a stronger scent.

Scented Holiday Cards

This simple holiday hack will give your family and friends (and your post carrier!) an instant jolt of goodness retrieving your cards from the mail!

* Printed Holiday Cards

* Envelopes

* A gallon zip lock bag

* Cotton balls or pads

* Your favorite essential oils! We recommend Christmas Spirit, Joy, Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Orange or any combination!

* Place a few drops of oil on a cotton ball or pad, oil side down in a zip lock bag. Add your cards to the bag and zip closed overnight. 

DIY Oil Infused Bottle Brush Trees

Give your bottle brush trees a little something extra this year - infuse them with festive essential oils! 

* Large pitcher or jar (big enough for your trees)

* Distilled water

* Witch hazel 

* Oils of your choice! We love Believe, Christmas Spirit, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Winter Nights, Orange or Pine

* Bottle brush trees ( 

* Fill the jar or pitcher almost full of water and add a splash of witch hazel. Add about 20-30 drops of oil and stir with a silicone or metal spoon. Hold your tree upside down for about a minute in the water, then take it out and let it air dry! 

Spiced Orange & Cranberry Garland

This is one of our favorite things to do every year. It is beautiful, smells amazing, adds a festive touch to any room and is so easy to make!

* About 5 oranges or a mix of oranges, clementines and grapefruit for varied sizes and colors

* Essential oils: Christmas Spirit, Cinnamon Bark, Vanilla, Clove, Believe, Thieves

* Fresh cranberries and cinnamon sticks

* Slice your oranges in circles to ¼ to ½ inch in thickness and arrange them on a non-stick surface or parchment paper. Pour 2-3 drops of essential oils on each slice, then set them in a cool oven and turn the temperature onto the lowest setting your oven will allow. (If your oven does not go below 300, set it there and use a wooden spoon to prop the oven open slightly and allow some heat to dissipate.)

* Leave the slices in the oven for about 5 hours, then shut the oven off and leave the oranges in there overnight or until completely cool. They will be fairly dry, but will continue to dry out over time. You don't want to over dry them in the oven because they can start to burn!

* Once they are dry, string them with some twine, alternating with a few varying sized slices and a cranberry or two, a tied cinnamon stick, whatever you like! Hang them in your home for some delicious smelling holiday cheer!



Popular Winter Candle Dupes

It's not just visible decorations that evoke warm, welcoming winter feelings, it's the scents as well - cinnamon, spruce, orange, and spice. We ditched the toxic candles for oils years ago, so here are our top 10 candle-inspired favorites! 

* Mulled Cider: 4 Christmas Spirit + 2 Grapefruit + 2 Clove + 3 Bergamot

* Fresh Balsam: 4 Idaho Balsam Fir + 3 Cedarwood + 2 Eucalyptus

* Frosted Cranberry: 4 Cinnamon Bark + 4 Stress Away + 3 Ylang Ylang

* Twisted Peppermint: 4 Peppermint + 3 Idaho Balsam Fir + 3 Vanilla

* Marshmallow Fireside: 4 Stress Away + 2 Clove + 2 Nutmeg + 2 Lemon + 2 Peppermint

* Tree Farm: 3 Northern Lights Black Spruce + 4 Idaho Blue Spruce + 2 Pine + 3 Bergamot

* Tis the Season: 4 Frankincense + 3 Cinnamon Bark + 3 Orange

* Fireside: 4 Patchouli + 2 Tangerine + 3 Vetiver + 2 Orange

* Candy Apple Fruitcake: 4 Christmas Spirit + 3 Orange + 2 Peppermint + 3 Vanilla

Diffuser Blends for Gatherings

It's the season of gatherings and get togethers, so fill your diffusers with any of these blends to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests! 

* Warm Welcome: 2 drops each Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark

* Powder Room: 5 drops Bergamot + 2 drops Orange + 2 drops Nutmeg + 1 drop Clove 

* Fireside Chats: 4 drops Ylang Ylang + 4 drops Vetiver + 2 drops Cinnamon Bark

* Around the Table: 4 drops Joy + 4 drops Orange + 2 drops Cinnamon Bark

* Grandma's Kitchen: 4 drops Christmas Spirit + 4 drops Lemon + 2 drops Stress Away

* Goodbye Hug: 4 drops Lavender + 4 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce + 2 drops Orange 

Holiday Movie Diffuser Blends

Colder weather and cozy homes are the perfect thing for curling up by the fire with your favorite movie. Try one of these holiday movie inspired blends! 

* Elf: 4 drops each Vanilla, Orange, Peppermint

* It's a Wonderful Life: 4 drops Frankincense, 6 drops Joy

* Miracle on 34th Street: 4 drops Idaho Blue Spruce, 3 drops Cinnamon Bark, 2 drops Orange, 3 drops Vanilla

* The Polar Express: 4 drops each Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon

* Charlie Brown Christmas: 2 drops Wintergreen, 4 drops Cinnamon Bark, 3 drops Vanilla, 3 drops Orange

* Christmas Vacation: 4 drops each Stress Away, Peppermint, Vanilla

* How the Grinch Stole Christmas: 4 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Spearmint, 5 drops Vanilla

* Home Alone: 3 drops each Clove, Vanilla, Cardamom, Orange

* Love Actually: 4 drops each Joy, Bergamot, Orange

* The Holiday: 6 drops Christmas Spirit, 4 drops Vanilla

* The Family Stone: 4 drops each Frankincense, Peppermint, Vanilla



How about a few happiest holiday rollerball recipes?! Make these for yourself and make a few for some friends. Take a minute to make up some rollerballs so that you have them on hand when you need them! All recipes are for a 10mL roller bottle ( Add essential oils and top with a carrier oil! Option to up the drops of oil for a stronger scent.

* Gather Roller (A great perfume for gatherings + sharing with friends.): 10 drops Lavender, 8 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce, 7 drops Frankincense, 3 drops Cinnamon Bark 

* All is Calm Roller (Great for a peaceful night of sleep! Roll onto temples & wrists.): 10 drops each Lavender, Vanilla, Valor

* Joy to the World Roller (Wear this as perfume on your neck or wrists to combat the hustle & bustle of the season.): 10 drops each Joy, Tangerine, White Angelica, 5 drops Vanilla 

* Do You Believe Roller (A lovely, festive perfume blend that supports all the emotions this time of year can bring.): 15 drops Believe, 10 drops each Idaho Grand Fir, Lavender, Tangerine. 

* Winter Wellness Roller (Stay well this holiday season, roll this on spines and bottoms of feet daily.): 15 drops each Thieves, Lemon, Frankincense, 10 drops Oregano or ImmuPower

* Planes, Trains & Automobiles Roller (This roller is your best friend if the motion of travel makes your belly dance!): 15 drops each Peppermint, Spearmint, Eucalyptus Radiata.

* Easy on the Eggnog Roller (Upset tummies from too much sugar around the holidays? Roll this one right on around the belly button!): 15 drops each DiGize, Peppermint, Lemon

* Son of a Nutcracker Roller (Too much wine at the holiday party last night? Roll this on your temples and back of neck!): 15 drops M-Grain, 10 drops each Peppermint, Panway, 1 dropperful CBD Drops.



Whether you are hosting family and friends, having a night at home with your family or just want a little something fun and festive in yoru day, try out these delicious food and drink recipes! 

Peppermint Brownies

This might be the simplest essential oil recipe ever... Just add 4-5 drops of Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil to your mix (or from scratch recipe!) after you add the wet ingredients and bake as directed.

Once cooled - use your favorite holiday cookie cutters to create fun shapes. Optional to top with a layer of chocolate frosting (with or without a few drops of Peppermint Vitality) or powdered sugar. These are fun to make for parties, neighbors or just because!

Peppermint Mocha

* 2 cups strongly brewed coffee or espresso

* 2 cups milk of your choice 

* ¼ cup cacao powder (you can also use 2T cocoa powder + 3 oz dark chocolate chopped)

* 4 tablespoons maple syrup or raw honey

* 3-4 drops Peppermint Vitality

* Pour milk into a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Whisk in the cacao powder (or whatever chocolate you're using) and the maple syrup. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer uncovered for 5-10 minutes, whisking as needed until smooth.

* Remove from the heat and when slightly cooled add 2 drops of Peppermint Vitality (the flavor is bold, so start with 2 drops and add more if you want!) Place the peppermint cocoa mixture and the coffee in a Vitamix or other high-powered blender (or use a handheld frother), and blend on medium speed for 30 seconds until frothy. Divide into 4 mugs, top with whipped cream, marshmallows, or both!

Eggnog Chai

* Chai Tea Bag & water to prepare it

* ½ cup eggnog

* 1 drop Nutmeg Vitality

* 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality

* Ground Cinnamon

* Prepare Chai Tea according to directions. Heat eggnog on the stove or in the microwave until it's hot to your liking. Once the tea is prepared the eggnog is heated, combine in a mug and let cool slightly, then add a drop of Nutmeg Vitality. Use a hand-held frother, blender or electric milk frother to combine.

* This serves one, so you can double or triple if you need to, top with a sprinkle of Ground Cinnamon and enjoy! You could easily make this with coffee and can add sweetener to taste like honey or maple syrup if you want.

Homemade Hot Cocoa

'Tis the season for Jack Frost nipping at your nose! Wind down and warm up with your favorite mug brimming with homemade hot chocolate. You can add any Vitality oil to your recipe, but these three are our favorites - Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa, Lavender Hot Cocoa, and Peppermint Hot Cocoa! Or whip up some Mexican Hot Cocoa for a festive twist!

* Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa

* 4 cups milk of your choice

* 8 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

* 1 tsp vanilla extract

* 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil

* 1 drop Nutmeg Vitality essential oil

* 1 drop Clove Vitality essential oil

Lavender Hot Cocoa

* 4 cups milk of choice

* 8 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

* 1 tsp vanilla extract

* 4 tsp honey, or more to taste

* 4 drops Lavender Vitality essential oil

Peppermint Hot Cocoa

* 4 cups milk of your choice

* 8 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

* 1 tsp vanilla extract

* 4 tsp honey, or more to taste

* 2 drops Peppermint Vitality essential oil

Champurrado Mexican Hot Cocoa

* 4 cups milk of your choice

* ½ cup honey or agave

* 2 Mexican chocolate tablets

* ¾ cups masa harina (corn flour)

* 2 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil

* 2 drops Orange Vitality essential oil

For all recipes:

Heat all ingredients, except the oils, in a pot over the stove, until just hot. Don't boil. Remove from heat, add the essential oils and stir to combine. Serve in your most festive mugs and top with whipped cream, marshmallows, a candy cane, or all of the above!!

Holiday Mocktails

If you're having a party this season, these mocktail recipes are sure to impress! Family and guests will be so smitten with their look and taste that they won't even miss the alcohol!

NingXia Red Rosemary Mule

* 2 ounces NingXia Red

* 6 ounces ginger beer

* 1 drop Rosemary Vitality

* Rosemary sprig

* Pour all ingredients into a copper mug full of crushed ice. Stir well to mix and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Holiday Mary

* Lemon wedges

* Sea salt

* 6 ounces tomato juice

* 1 drop Black Pepper Vitality

* Toothpick swirl of Lime Vitality

* Toothpick swirl of Celery Seed Vitality

* Toothpick swirl of Lemon Vitality

* 1 drop hot sauce

* Celery stick (optional)

* The toothpick method allows you to get a more subtle flavor with the Vitality oils. Simply dip a toothpick in the oil and swirl through your ingredients.

Salt the rim of a highball or old-fashioned glass. Fill with ice and set aside.Squeeze a lemon wedge into a shaker and drop it in. Add tomato juice, Vitality oils, a dash of hot sauce to taste, and ice to the shaker. Shake gently to mix. Strain into prepared glass and garnish with celery or your favorite Bloody Mary toppings.

Cranberry Mojito

* Mint leaves

* 1 teaspoon honey or sweetener of choice

* 1 drop Peppermint Vitality

* 1 drop Lime Vitality

* Splash of cranberry juice

* 1 can NingXia Zyng

* Fresh cranberries

* Lime wedges

* In a tall, sturdy glass, place a few mint leaves, the sweetener, a squeeze of lime, Peppermint Vitality, and Lime Vitality. Use a muddler to crush the leaves & combine the flavors. Add ice to the glass. Pour a splash of cranberry juice and stir.

* Fill glass to the top with NingXia Zyng. Garnish with cranberries, more mint leaves, and a lime wedge.

NingXia Red Punch

* 1 bottle NingXia Red

* 4 cups apple cider

* 2 cups pomegranate juice

* ¼ cup honey or simple syrup

* Sliced apples

* Pomegranate seeds

* Cinnamon sticks

* In a punch bowl, pour NingXia Red, apple cider, pomegranate juice, and honey. Add fruit and cinnamon sticks. Mix well. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to serve. The longer the fruit soaks in the liquid, the more the flavors will combine.

* Serve in short glasses garnished with more apple slices, pomegranate seeds, and cinnamon stick stirrers.

Spiced Cinnamon Cider

A steaming mug of cider is the perfect remedy to cold, wintry days. Serve it after a day of sledding or an evening of caroling to warm up guests from the inside out.

* 8 cups apple juice or cider

* 4 cups orange juice

* 1 cup pineapple juice

* 9 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality

* 6 drops Cardamom Vitality

* 4 drops Clove Vitality

* 4 drops Nutmeg Vitality

* 3 drops Citrus Fresh Vitality

* Sliced oranges

* Cinnamon sticks

* Add all ingredients to a large pot and stir to combine. Heat until simmering. Simmer for 30 minutes. Serve warm in a mug. Garnish with sliced oranges and cinnamon sticks.



Our favorite gift ideas for everyone on the nice list! These also make great stocking stuffers or small gifts for neighbors, teachers, hosts, etc. Pro Tip: Buy a 3 pack of foaming hand soap, the Under the Mistletoe Lip Balm Set, or the Sweet Maple Bath Bomb set to save money and time! Three gifts in one when you separate the sets!

For more gift ideas check out the ‘Holiday Gift Guide' resource!

* Lavender Essential Oil + Eyelash Curler

Lime Vitality + Cocktail Shaker

Peppermint Vitality + Coffee Mug +/- Homemade Powdered Cocoa Mix 

Gentle Baby + Swaddle Blanket

Purification Essential Oil Blend + Wool Dryer Balls ( 

Cinnamon Bark + Festive Tea Towel ( 

Thieves Essential Oil Blend +Loose Leaf Tea ( 

Rosemary Vitality + Olive Oil +/- Measuring Cups or Spoons

Lemon Vitality + Glass Water Bottle

Peppermint Essential Oil + Cork Yoga Mat ( 

Stress Away Roll-on + Good Book or Movie

Joy Essential Oil Blend + Diffuser Jewelry

Christmas Spirit Essential Oil Blend + Ornament

Winter Nights or Christmas Spirit Foaming Hand Soap + Fresh Rosemary plant

Sweet Maple Bath Bomb + Cozy Socks or Slippers +/- Lip Balm

Lip Balm + Beanie or Headband



Whether your kiddos are coming out of school for a few weeks or you just want some simple, fun activities for the season, here are some of our favorite festive crafts to do together this season!

Clay Leaf Dish

This simple craft gets everyone outdoors and can even be a school project with just a little imagination! It makes a lovely oil tray or a handmade gift.

* Air dry clay ( 

* Craft paper 

* Rolling pin

* Craft paint (we like the metallic colors! ( + brushes

* Modge Podge gloss or other sealer ( 

* Various leaves from your yard

* Cut out a piece of air dry clay, then roll it out onto craft paper to about 1/2 inch thick, making sure your leaf will fit. Then, press your leaf (vein side down) onto the clay. Remove the leaf from the clay, and cut around the outline with a knife, then remove the excess clay from around your imprint.

* Go around the perimeter of the leaf and gently press the sides up and in to create a small edge. Allow the clay to air dry and harden on a baking rack for 24 hours.

* Paint! Once the paint is dry, cover with a coat of Modge Podge gloss, then dry for 24 hours. After the sealer is dry, have your children sign the back and write the year. 

Essential Oil Infused Play Dough

This is a fun one to get your children to make with you OR to make and surprise them with after school!

* 2 cups flour (can use gluten-free if desired)

* 1 cup salt

* 2 tsp cream of tartar

* 1 Tbsp olive or coconut oil

* 2 cups cold water

* 5 drops essential oil: Lavender, Peace & Calming, Tangerine, Believe 

* Natural food coloring (, optional

* Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, oil, and water in a medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the dough has reached the right consistency.

* Let cool, split into 3 balls, and knead in essential oils and optional food coloring until it is distributed evenly throughout each ball of playdough. Store in airtight container.

We hope you enjoy this Holiday Handbook. May your days be merry and bright!!
I also have labels you can print out at home for your thieves cleaner bottles!! Woohooo!    Just ask! 
Be blessed and as always, thank you for supporting my small business! You are appreciated! 
Casey Forte

DIY Deodorant

DIY Deodorant
Did you know that our body is meant to sweat.  That's a huge way our body gets rid of the toxins we are exposed to daily.  Years ago, I changed from heavy duty antiperspirants, that rarely even worked, to a healthier, homemade version!  Antiperspirants contain aluminum, to stop the sweat,  which is a huge no no for our health.  Did you know that aluminum is a huge cause of breast cancer?  They don't advertise that well known fact.  What can you do instead?  

Say no to conventional deodorant and say hello to natural, effective homemade deodorant that really works. It's easy to make, last for months, and only takes minutes to make!

This is a recipe I have used for years and honestly, it's the best I've ever tried!  Discover the luxury of deodorant made from your own home. Coconut oil, essential oils , baking soda and corn starch are combined to create a healthy, all-natural alternative to store-bought deodorants. You can even choose the scent!

The recipe is as follows

5 TBSP cold pressed organic coconut oil
1/4 C Baking Soda
1/4 C Corn Starch (can sub arrow root)
20 drops Young Living Essential Oils of choice (I love to use stress away or lavender, but you can choose what you like)

Mix this all together and store in a glass jar.  This can also be put into an empty deodorant tube and kept in the fridge if you like that sort of thing.

If you need to order some oils for this recipe, I got you!

Happy healthy day to you! 

Back to my roots!

Back to my roots!
Well, lots has been going on recently and I'm so grateful for it all.   Life is full of change and growth, if we allow it.    Yesterday was a huge day for me. I did something I said i would "never" do.   I moved back to Ocala, Fl.  The town where i spent most of my adult life.  The town I said I had to leave because I outgrew it.    Well, God has a sense of humor because I'm back 6 years later.    I'm back, but with a different mindset. a different side of town, a different attitude.  And I'm grateful for all of it.  Every single thing!  ❤️ 

That being said, I'm still doing what fuels my heart.  Sharing a healthier lifestyle that includes a lot of wonderful ways to use plants!  I've been with Young Living now for over 7 years and my passion in the products and company has only gotten stronger.    Why?  Because they freakin work wonders.  Because, I keep seeing lives TRANSFORMED by the use of these products.    Because my life has been transformed, and I've been given another shot at life. A do-over, I believe.  A reset!   But that came at a cost of changing the things and ways I used to do and be.  A cost I would gladly pay over and over.   The transformation is fulfilling in ways I can't explain in words but only feelings ❤️     

Hurt. Pain, sorrows, past regrets, past struggles, past shoulda, coulda, wouldas. All of these things happen to everyone. Yep, every single person. The difference between being burdened and free is simply learning to RELEASE! Let go. Allow.
In those things comes peace. In those things comes freedom. In those things comes joy. But you gotta let that shit go first.
I challenge you to drop some of the past burdens you’ve been carrying  for way too long and learn to allow new, better experiences to fill your heart and mind instead. 


Hello, July! 

Let the fun begin - it’s officially summer! Grab your sandals, floppy hat, and head outside. Time to soak up those rays and bask in the glory of warmer weather, fun get-togethers, vacations, county fairs, and more. And don’t forget your oils! Start each day with a smile when you give these fruity diffuser recipes a try… 
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  • Product Spotlight
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Monthly Gifts with Purchase

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Recipes Using Your Monthly Gifts




July Wellness Box Ideas

As the summer continues, do yourself a favor and have your favorite oils and YL products on hand. Make sure to login and set up your monthly wellness box to reflect the plans you’ve made! 
Find the items you want, and click “Add to Loyalty Order.” Add at least 50 PV to your box and you’ll earn points to spend on future one-time orders! Add at least 100 PV to your box and you’ll automatically get a freebie added to your cart!
You can then hop on and pick new items for the next month and save items for later. It’s simple and completely customizable. Here are some ideas for your July box… 

Young Living in the Kitchen

I don’t know about you, but I am all about a tasty summer salad. You get to enjoy those garden-fresh ingredients while not overloading your stomach. Plus - it’s healthy! It’s a win-win.
If you want to take it up a notch, do yourself a favor and whip up this simple vinaigrette. You can even play around with the Vitality oil and take it in a different direction. Try it and let me know what you think! 
Fun Fact: 
Orange Vitality essential oil is cold pressed from the rinds of the fresh, juicy fruit. It also provides digestive and immune support when taken as a dietary supplement.

Product Spotlight

Babies want to enjoy the summer too - so we can’t forget about them! Their skin deserves to be washed in something gentle and beneficial to their bodies. Ditch the stuff filled with synthetic fragrances and harsh chemicals and replace it with something you can love and trust… like Seedlings Baby Wash & Shampoo. It’s formulated without sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes. Oh - and it can be used on older kids and adults too!


Important Announcements

The long-awaited 2022 U.S. & Canada Convention products are here!
See what’s new in essential oil blends, plant-powered nutrition, and skin care staples. Ordering opened up to non-attendees on June 20, and products will be available on loyalty/monthly orders beginning July 1. No order limits apply, so snag as many as you want while supplies last! To see the new products, go here: 
Starting Friday, July 1, our U.S. and Canada customers and brand partners will notice a price adjustment across all Young Living products, bundles, and collections. This adjustment will allow us to continue delivering the best oils and oil-infused products to you regardless of shifting economic conditions. To learn more, go here: 

Upcoming Events & Classes

Beauty School is back in session in Dallas as a live event! It includes the first-ever Beauty Banquet, a special recognition dinner for you and your team! It is also the first in-person Beauty School in almost two years, so they’re putting extra care into the kind of fun that you can have only on site, including professional headshots with makeovers, massages, and more. Come to fun classes, sample products, and do some work (and play) out of the house! Go here to learn more and register: 

Thanks for getting to the bottom of this email and as always, I'm here as your personal shopper and guide for all things YL!     If you're ready to start your journey of wellness, just reply to this email or call me. 352-427-2497.  Here's a link to some of my fave items 
I look forward to your call!     Blessings and light to you and your family.  

Casey Forte

May is for Mothers

May is for Mothers


Hello, May! 

We are already five months into the new year, spring is in full swing, so sit back and take in all the beauty around you! The breathtaking sunsets, the smell of freshly-cut grass, and the sound of kids laughing in the distance. We have so much to be grateful for this season… including our wonderful mothers! 
Here is a fun way to share your oils with those special ladies in your life… add some twine and a gift tag and you’re good to go! 
Star or flag this message so you can refer back to it all month long! 
You’ll hear all about… 
  • Monthly YL Gifts with Purchase + Recipes
  • May Wellness Box Ideas
  • Young Living in the Kitchen
  • Product Spotlight
  • Important Announcements
  • Upcoming Events

Monthly Gifts with Purchase

When your order hits one of these PV levels you will receive the corresponding products for FREE! Look at everything you get for free when you hit 300 PV!     
 *Receive the Subscription Exclusives when your order is placed through the monthly subscription program, which is the best way to save money and support your health. If you need more details on this, let me know!

Recipes Using Your Monthly Gifts


May Wellness Box Ideas

Young Living is more than just essential oils. It’s a gateway to a lifestyle filled with wellness, purpose, and abundance. If you haven’t ditched the toxins in your home - do it now! Start with one room and tackle one area at a time. Then set up a wellness box to arrive at your doorstep with safe replacements.
Simply log into your account, find the items you want, and click “Add to Subscription.” Add at least 50 PV to your subscription box and you’ll earn points to spend on future one-time orders! Add at least 100 PV to your subscription box and you’ll automatically get a freebie added to your cart!
You can choose to have those items arrive monthly OR stretch them out to every two or three months - up to you. Don’t want them in your box anymore? No problem! Just delete them and add in what you DO want. It’s simple and completely customizable. Here are some ideas for your May box… 


Young Living in the Kitchen

I shared an easy bath salts recipe with you earlier, now try your hand at a homemade ice cream recipe using some of our well-loved Vitality oils! 
What are these oils good for? 
  • Lavender Vitality: contains antioxidants and may provide immune support when taken as a dietary supplement. It can also be added to foods and beverages giving a delicate, floral flavor that combines well with citrus and herbs
  • Spearmint Vitality: provides digestive and general wellness support, and can be used to add a fresh, minty flavor to soups, sauces, and teas.
  • Lemon Vitality: contains antioxidants, provides immune and circulatory support, and can be used to add a fresh flavor to food and beverages.


Product Spotlight

As we inch closer and closer to swimsuit season, I know many of us have fitness and healthy eating on the brain. Well, Slique Essence might be just the oil blend you need. Look at everything it can help with…
You can use Slique Essence between and during meals regularly throughout the day whenever hunger feelings occur. Try it and let me know what you think! 

Important Announcements

Rise to Rank is an exciting, new rank-up challenge that rewards you for growing your business. The goal is simple: Achieve Executive or Silver rank by June 30 and earn an exclusive reward! Go here for more info:
On Friday, April 22, the Professional Accounts program was discontinued. This means Young Living will no longer accept new Professional Accounts applicants. However, existing Professional Accounts customers have no need to worry; nothing will change for them. They’ll still enjoy the same special product offering and pricing they’ve enjoyed in the past. To learn more about this important update, please review the FAQ here:

Upcoming Events & Classes

Young Living convention is back - in-person and virtually!  Welcome to the first-ever Young Living North American Convention! Just like our Asia Pacific, European, and Latin American regions have their own conventions, the annual convention held in Salt Lake City will now be utilized by our North America region to host their own convention - geared to the North American audience.
Registration is open and will remain open until May 13, 2022, for in-person tickets, or while availability lasts. There is no capacity limit for virtual tickets, and they will remain available through June 10.  
Join us in Salt Lake City, UT at the Salt Palace Convention Center, or virtually, June 15-18, 2022! 
Pricing for in-person tickets is $225.
Pricing for virtual tickets is $50.
If you're looking for something a little closer to home and want to build some relationships, check out my meetup group.  I have events scheduled and everyone is welcome!     

Thank you for getting this far!   I thoroughly enjoy helping others thrive.  Please feel free to reach out by replying to this email, or sending me a text or call at 352-427-2497.   I look forward to hearing from you!
 Blessings and love to you and as always, be kind.

Casey Forte