Treat – Yo – Self! Oily Guide To Pampering

I would venture to say that the majority of us don’t take enough time to pamper ourselves. Maybe on special occasions, or as a gift from someone else but definitely not often enough. This post is here to change that! Read on to find out some easy DIY ways to pamper yourself using essential oils.

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If you have read any of my posts, or follow my social media at all, you know that we love epsom salt essential oil baths around this house. It’s probably a little excessive, but I am not sorry. It makes us feel better! Just mix up to 15 drops of EO in with about a cup of epsom salts and dump it in the tub before you get in.

Had a bad day? Take a bath with Release, Joy, Lavender or a combination of all

Feeling sick? Take a bath with Thieves, Frankincense and Copaiba

Just back from the gym? Bathtime with Panaway, Copaiba and Peppermint for recovery of your sore muscles

You get the drift. (See our post Therapeutic Baths for more recipes)

But what other ways are there to pamper yourself using essential oils?

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Face masks aren’t just for teenage sleepovers. They are rejuvenating and great for your skin. Take a look at two of my favorite recipes for DIY face masks.

Feeling a bit dry or have you been exposed to the elements and need a little TLC? Try out this recipe: 

◊ 1 tablespoon honey

◊ 1 tablespoon lemon juice

◊ 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

◊ 1 tablespoon powdered cinnamon

◊ 2 drops Nutmeg essential oil

◊ 2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl to form a thick paste. The paste should have a consistency that sticks to your skin. Add lemon juice or other ingredients as necessary to reach your desired thickness. Apply the paste to your entire face or to affected areas. After 20 minutes, rinse off the mask and pat dry.

A little too oily and need to dial back the shine? Try this one out: 

◊ 5 tablespoons organic aloe vera gel

◊ 20 drops Lavender essential oil

◊ 10 drops Tea Tree essential oil

◊ 1–2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil

Directions:

In a bowl, combine aloe vera with Lavender, Tea Tree, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils. Once the mixture is blended, apply it to your face. Apply moisturizer if desired. Store any leftovers in an airtight glass container for 15–20 days.

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Sugar scrubs are great to smooth out rough dry skin. I love this for my winter dry hands and especially for my callused feet. Luckily it is super simple to make!

◊ ¼ cup + 2 TBS V-6 Vegetable Complex

◊ 5 drops Bergamot essential oil

◊ 3 drops Lavender essential oil

◊ 2 drops Sacred Sandalwood essential oil

◊ 2 drops Wintergreen essential oil

◊ ¾ cup raw sugar

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix V-6 oil with essential oils. Add mixture to raw sugar in a larger bowl and combine thoroughly. Store in an airtight jar.

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Grab a partner and have a good ‘ol fashion two person massage “train” AKA take turns!

Relaxation Evening DIY Massage oil

◊ 10 drops Peace and Calming essential oil

◊10 drops Lavender essential oil

◊ 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil

◊ 4 oz fractionated coconut oil

Add essential oils to a 4oz pump or squeeze bottle and fill the remainder with the fractionated coconut oil. Use as much as desired. This combo will really help set the mood for a good nights rest.

Sexy Time Massage Oil (I mean… I HAD to)

◊ 10 drops Sensation essential oil

◊ 10 drops Orange essential oil

◊ 10 drops Cypress essential oil

◊ 4 oz fractionated coconut oil

Add essential oils to a 4oz pump or squeeze bottle and fill the remainder with the fractionated coconut oil. Use as much as desired. This massage blend is all about getting that libido going, enjoy!

Don’t Make me DIY!

Don’t want to spend any time DIYing and would rather have the products ready to go whenever you need them? Thankfully, Young Living has thought of everything. They have product lines that cover all your pampering needs.

Bath / Shower: 

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Lavender & Stress Away Bath Bombs, Citrus Fresh and Easy Breeze Shower Steamers

 

Skin Care:

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ART Skincare System (Cleanser, Moisturizer & Tone

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ART Renewal Serum, Sheerlume, Beauty Masque, Creme Masque & Lavamint Softening Foot Scrub

Facial Care: 

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Mirah Luminous Cleansing Oil, Acne Treatment, Orange Blossom Moisturizer, Orange Blossom Facial Wash, Essential Beauty Serum

 

Massage: 

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Relaxation, Sensation, Cel-Lite Magic, Ortho Sport, Ortho Ease & Dragon Time

 

*There are many other products that I am sure we will get into on the blog, including; an entire Men’s Care Line, Dental Care Line, Makeup Line, Soaps, Bath Gels, Shampoos, Conditioners, Deodorants, Sports Gels, Insect Repellents, Skin Soothing Sprays, Pain Relief Sprays….. and more.

**Check out the Young Living website for product details and consider getting your very own Starter Kit complete with a Wholesale Account to order at a 24% discount off of retail prices.

Yes I want a Starter Kit! – Click Here

 

Enjoy your pamper session, whether it’s DIY or pre-made goodness. It’s all the same in the end… a good relaxing time spent unwinding with self love. You deserve it!

 

 

 

 

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Bow-Owch! – Oily Pet Care

A crazy 68% of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). I am not surprised, because we love us some animals and have 2 dogs of our own, a Corgi named Zoey and a Chihuahua Dachshund mix named Stewie (pictured in the main photo).

The goal for us in using essential oils, and CBD oil, is to create a healthier happier lifestyle for our family using non-toxic products. If we use these magic potions on ourselves and our family members, why wouldn’t we extend that love to the littlest members, our furry kids the pets. Luckily we can!

Most oils are safe to use on and around your pets, but it is important to dilute essential oils when using them on our littles and avoid applying oil around the animal’s nose, eyes and genital areas. Take a look at the dilution guide below for reference and always start low and slow with introducing a new oil to your pet.

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Young Living even has their own line of pet products and oil blends specifically formulated for what your pet needs. The Animal Scents line. Bonus! … A portion of all proceeds from Animal Scents products goes to support Vital Ground, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the habitat of grizzly bears and other wide-roaming wildlife. Rarr!

A few reasons you may need oils in your pets’ life: 

Anxiety:

We touched on this in our “Calm Down Dawg” post about CBD oil and your pets, however there are great EOs you can use to help as well. On high anxiety days like the 4th of July or New Years Eve, or even every morning if your pet has separation anxiety, arm them with a coat of calming oil. Take a couple drops of essential oil mixed with coconut oil in your hands and rub it behind their ears and along their coat. You may also apply this mixture to the bottoms of their paws. The coconut oil is healthy for their fur and the EO will help calm them during fireworks etc.

**The Animal Scents line has an oil called T Away formulated for this exact reason. It is a blend of 20+ calming and happy oils to help your furry friend get through those moments of anxiety. Apply as stated above.

**If you have Lavender on hand, that is a simple oil that can help big time. Diffuse it in the main room to give your little one a sense of calm throughout the day.

Stinky Breath:

We love them, but don’t necessarily want their kisses all the time cuz PEE-YEW that’s stinky! There are several ways you can combat this problem using essential oils and YL products.

Oil in their water –  Put a drop or two of oil in their water dish so they can lap it up and tame that breath. The two best oils to use for this are Peppermint and Orange.

Toothpaste – All of Young Living’s toothpaste options are safe to use on your pet. I recommend the Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste. Apply directly with a finger brush (if your animal will let you).

Mouth Spray – DIY a mouth spray with the following recipe: 4oz glass spray bottle, 1 cap full of YL’s Fresh Essence Mouthwash, 1 drop of Peppermint or Orange and fill to the top with distilled water.

Pests:

Parasites – These pests can infest your pet’s intestines and do a number on their system. Animal Scents ParaGize is a blend of Ginger, Spearmint, Peppermint, Lemongrass and others to help support your animal’s digestive system and keep it above the wellness line. Take 1 or two drops with a carrier oil and rub it on your pet’s stomach in a clockwise fashion. Make sure to dilute for smaller species/animals.

Fleas / Ticks / Bugs – Let your pet roam free outside with the knowledge that they are protected from irritating pests with the Animal Scents blend RepelAroma. This blend is similar to what you would use for your own bug spray. Made with Citronella, Idaho Tansy, Palo Santo, and Tea Tree oils you can either make a spray to have handy or rub on their coat with 2-4 drops and a carrier oil. If you are comfortable with it you can also add a couple drops to their water bowl and allow them to drink the oils.

Wound Care:

Our four legged pals may get a little adventurous or rough house around and end up with a cut or scratch that needs attention. The last three oils in the Animal Scents oil line are made to work together in a 3-part-system to help support the healing of wounds on your animal. Make sure to wait a few minutes between each application of oil on your pet. Let the body absorb the previous oil and watch for any reaction before moving onto the next.

  1. PuriClean helps with purifying and cleansing the wound area to prep it for healing. It is made with oils such as Lemongrass, Cistus, Tea Tree and Pachouli to name a few. Pop a roller top onto the bottle to apply directly to the area of concern for a larger pet or drop 1-2 drops in your hand with a carrier oil to apply on those that need dilution. You can also add 8-10 drops in a 1 oz spray bottle with distilled water for a quick skin-cleansing spritz.
  2. InfectAway does exactly what the name says! This blend helps to keep harmful infections at bay and supports a healthy recovery. You will find oils like Myrrh, Palo Santo, and Octotea in this blend, along with a few other power house oils. You can use 1-2 drops topically on the area after you apply PuriClean or make another spray bottle with the same dilution ratio as stated above.
  3. MendWell is the last oil to apply. It will help with proper blood flow to the wound, which we know is key to the healing process. This blend includes oils like Lavender, Hyssop, Hinoki, Frankincense and Myrrh. Application is the same as before. You can either apply directly via a roller top, dilute in your hand, or you can make your own spray.

And More!

The love that Young Living has for your pets doesn’t end there. There are several other animal centric products that they carry. All non-toxic so you can make sure your little buddy has only the best. These products include dental chews, cat treats, shampoo and ointment.

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**Life hack – This ointment is amazing for humans as well. I use it on my dry/cracked hands and it’s a lifesaver. It’s a great alternative to the regular line rose ointment which is a little pricer.

In your quest for doing what is best for your pet, we hope that you consider trying these all natural products. You can purchase the Animal Scents line through your Young Living wholesale account (if you have one) or contact us directly to sign up for one today!

 

Yes! I want a Young Living Starter Kit!

 

 

Traveling Oily

I don’t know about you guys but for us, the holidays include a long road trip every other year. Driving 17+ hours with two little ones is going to require a whole lotta Jesus, and a few oils.

Here is what I am packing and planning for this travel season…

ON THE ROAD

CAR DIFFUSER – Whether it is the clip on type that goes directly on your air vent (hello adorable YL diffuser this season) or its a cup holder mist diffuser, this is a must have! Thieves and Purification if you have a sicko in the family and you don’t want to breathe in their circulated germ air. Throw a little Lemon and Peppermint in there to keep you alert while driving. Drop a few drops of Release, Lavender, Stress Away or Peace & Calming if the kids are fighting in the back seat. Just make sure that the driver isn’t heavily affected by the sleepy properties of these oils (Starbucks run).

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HEAD TENSION RELIEF – Because, driving. Strict concentration for hours on end is bound to result in a little head tension. This is why I always pack a few tried and true oils to help out in this situation. M-Grain is the go-to in our household and we roll it on directly from the bottle onto our temples and across our forehead. Then take a big wiff of the bottle to get those good fumes directly to your brain. If you don’t have M-Grain, Peppermint and Copaiba are helpful as well.

GETTING ANTSY – Circulation is a big issue when you are sitting down for long periods of time. Grab a roller and make a blend, or put a few drops in a jar with lotion, to help get your blood flowing while driving. Cypress, Copaiba, Peppermint and Lemongrass are good oils to use. Rub your legs, ankles and feet with your roller or lotion before you start driving. It’s always recommended to take breaks to get up and walk around as well. This would be a good time to apply your oily concoction.

MOTION SICKNESS – I have always struggled with motion sickness, especially in the car. Citrus oils and Peppermint are great ones to grab when the feeling hits. Huff them straight from the bottle or make a roller to put behind your ears and on the inside of your wrists. You can also use Digize or Tummygize (Kids line) on your stomach to help tame that tummy. Rub clockwise with a little bit of carrier oil.

If you have all the following oils available, then definitely make this rock star roller ahead of time: Peppermint, Lavender, Frankincense, Chamomile, Myrrh and Ylang Ylang, 15-30 drops in a 10ml glass roller bottle topped with a carrier oil.

IN THE AIR

PERSONAL DIFFUSER: Young Living has a great small portable personal diffuser that you can pack right in your carry on bag and use at your seat. Press a button and a little puff of mist comes out and disperses. This is MONEY on an airplane for lots of reasons. Airplanes and their recirculated air will getcha when half of the plane is singing the same Christmas song (Oh Snotty Night, or We Wish You a Merry Cough-mas). Put a couple drops of Thieves in your diffuser and puff out a few times every hour and you will keep your own personal air space cleansed and purified. If you have a tough time sleeping on planes, put in a few drops of Lavender, Stress Away, Peace & Calming, Valor or Cedarwood and puff puff puff. You will be lulled to sleep.

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YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT YOUR DESTINATION

I don’t go anywhere overnight without bringing my Young Living Diffuser. We are going to be surrounded by a whole lot of people all day for 10 days straight and are going to need all the immunity tricks we have. Overnight, I will be diffusing Raven, Frankincense, Lavender, Stress Away and Tea Tree. Not all at once, but in different combinations to boost our immune / respiratory systems, and help us sleep. During the day Thieves, Lemon, Tea Tree, Frankincense and Citrus Fresh blends will be going in the main living space to purify the air and keep everyone above the wellness line. A diffuser is a huge tool in your oily arsenal while traveling.

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Holiday Diffuser Blend

I also bring a couple of my favorite everyday rollers with me and keep them in my purse. They are 15-30 drops (kid 15 – adult 30) in a 10ml glass roller bottle

WELLNESS ROLLER – Apply along the spine and on the bottoms of the feet every morning / night and before going out to large public places. Frankincense, Lavender, Tea Tree, Thieves, Copaiba & Lemon are my lineup.

HAPPY ROLLER – Because, family. We all need a little WoooSah when we are surrounded by people for long periods of time. This happy roller is a little inner peace in a bottle. Apply to your inner wrists, over your heart and on the bottle of your big toes. Stress Away, Orange, Peace & Calming, Joy, Frankincense and Release are all great oils for this bottle. Bonus! These oils smell amazing and you can low-key be wearing your WoooSah roller as a perfume. In a pinch, or at night before bed, you can apply Frankincense neat to the bottom of your big toes to help you center yourself and relax.

TIP/TRICK – If you don’t want to bring all of your EO bottles, or if it’s just a short trip, you can put up to 30 drops of an oil in a small 1ml dram (comes with your Starter Kit). There are also great oil travel case options on Amazon or directly from Young Living. They have pockets to make sure the bottles don’t roll around or tip while traveling.

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We hope that you all have a very HAPPY HOLIDAY and most importantly, TRAVEL SAFELY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Toxic Laundry Tips? Don’t Leave Me Hangin’!

For years now we have been using free and clear laundry detergent to make sure that we are eliminating as many chemicals in our household as possible. Some of the worst offenders to our health are the chemicals that we come into contact with on a daily basis. Chemicals that we are willingly putting into our bodies via our largest organ, the skin. Dangers found in lotions, soaps, and laundry detergents just to name a few. This is a simple switch that you can do (most stores will have free and clear brands as an option for comparable prices) and you can feel good about taking a proactive step towards a healthy future for your family.

For more info on the common chemicals and harmful ingredients in laundry detergent, all you need to do is Google it. There are countless articles.

One of the missed components of a free and clear detergent is the fact that there isn’t any scent to the soap. Therefore, if you are cleaning a load of stinky clothes, then …. well it’s harder to eliminate the funk. Those fragranced detergents are mainly just masking it with their scent. Raising a little boy, I started to realize that my laundry needs a little something “extra” to make sure that all the stink gets out and I am dressing him in clean, fresh smelling clothes.

Laundry Detergent:

Young Living sells their own Thieves line of Laundry Detergent that is plant based and completely free and clear.  To me, Thieves smells like Christmas, and kills all the nasty germs so I highly recommend it. Make sure you have a YL wholesale membership for your 24% off! Check out my post on the Premium Starter Kit for more info on grabbing a membership and kit – PSK

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DIY:

If you are interested in making your own, here is a recipe that I love…

  • 2 cups Super Washing Soda + 2 cups Baking Soda – I use Arm & Hammer brand for both
  • 1 bar soap (Dr. Bronner’s or Kirks) finely grated. I use a cheese grater
  • 20-30 drops YL essential oil. I typically use Lemongrass, Thieves, Lavender, Purification, Citrus Fresh or a combination of these.
    • I use Lavender in any of my linen loads and my kids clothes for calm and restful sleep
    • Lemongrass is a popular one for the classic clean laundry smell
  • Store in a sealed glass container in your laundry room.
  • Use 1 tablespoons for each load.

Do you already have a free and clear brand that you love? No problem! Add EOs directly to your liquid detergent cup before you dump it into your washing machine. I suggest adding about 4 drops to each load.

Dryer Balls:

What about those handy dryer sheets that soften and de-static your laundry? DITCH THOSE TOO! They are just as terrible for your health, if not more so, and there is a very easy solution…wool dryer balls!

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Purchase Here: Wool Dryer Balls

Reasons wool dryer balls are the answer:

  • Zero toxins!
  • You can tailor the smell to whatever essential oil you want. I love Lemongrass, Lavender, Purification, Thieves, Gentle Baby, Citrus Fresh and Stress Away. Just drop 5 drops of EOs directly onto the wool balls before drying.
  • Buy them one time, and then never have to again!
  • They are highly absorbent, quickly absorbing moisture from the clothes and cutting dryer time.
  • Less static! (Tip: to reduce the static even more, you can put a few safety pins on your dryer balls)

*Bonus – Just leave them in your dryer for the next load and try not to lose them in your pant legs… guilty of that happening a time or two.

Stain Removal Tips:

Spray your Thieves Household Cleaner directly onto the stain, sprinkle on some baking soda and scrub with an old toothbrush.

Make a DIY stain roller for on the go! Take a 10ml glass roller ball and fill it with straight concentrated Thieves Household Cleaner. Add 5 drops of lemon essential oil to the roller and pop the top on. Keep it in your purse for those whoopsies that happen when you are out and about. Untitled design (19).png

 

 

Cheers to ya’ll keeping the laundry smelling fresh, your skin healthy and clean, and the red wine in your glass!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homemade Playdough

My heart fills up whenever I am creating with my son. I was raised by an extremely talented artist of a mother and we always had materials for crafts in the home. Fimo Clay to make tiny figurings of our imagination, construction paper to build 3D playgrounds for our paper dolls, paints of every color to perfect our school projects. Crafting is a passion of mine and I want to pass that down to our kids.

So when it comes to playdough, why not make it, and make it better!

Paxton is 4 and loves to squish and squash playdough through his fingers, make snakes and boulders and build burgers to pretend to feed us. I love feeding his imagination. Tonight he asked if we could make purple playdough, and so we did….kinda grayish playdough… but the color is not whats important! (Purple Fail)

As with most things in our life, and this blog, I look for ways to incorporate the goodness of essential oils. Playdough is a great medium to add oils to. The batch I made included 10 drops of EOs, 7 Thieves and 3 Peppermint. This blend will put you in the Christmas spirit all while fighting off those nasty germs on your toddler’s hands. Both of these oils are included in the Premium Starter Kit.

Ingredients

1 Cup Flour12 Cup Salt2 Tsp Cream of Tartar1 Cup Water1 Tbs Veggie Oil

Directions

1. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium saucepan

2. Add all of your wet ingredients in

3. Put the pan over medium to low heat and continuously stir with a large spoon until it clumps around your spoon in the right “playdough” consistency (sorry really no other way to describe that…)

3.5. If you plan on making the entire batch one color, then go ahead and add your dye to the saucepan while you are stirring. It makes for a much easier time mixing it in. If you want to make several different colors, then wait and mix in after you have separated out your dough.

4. Lay the dough on wax or parchment paper and knead out any clumps that may be in there.

5. Add the essential oils of your choice, about 10 drops to preference.

**It’s better to add in the essential oils after the dough has cooled, as heat burns off the therapeutic benefits of essential oils.

Here are a few suggestions from the Starter Kit:

Purple Playdough – Lavender (I made this one for Pax’s classroom)

Blue Playdough – Stress Away

Yellow Playdough – Lemon

Red Playdough – Thieves and Peppermint (Christmas blend)

Green Playdough – Peppermint

Orange Playdough – Citrus Fresh

 

This is a great activity to do with your family members while you gather this holiday season. Keep the little ones busy as they help you make the dough, and then for hours playing afterwards!

Happy Creating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oily Gift Guide

The holidays are coming in HOT and we need to jump on the train before it runs us over. Most years I am a procrastigifter (noun: a person who procrastinates gift shopping to the last possible moment and ends up printing off a picture of what WILL come in the mail the week after Christmas)

This year is different, Hallelujah! I have decided to share my love of oils and the benefits that come with them with all my friends and family members. Hopefully they won’t read this until after Christmas because SPOILER ALERT, they might be getting some of these things…. move along Mom…. move along.

I took major advantage of the Young Living November Essential Rewards promotions and bought almost all my gifts through my wholesale account. Some may call this a selfish move, I call it savvy, because I got back $196 worth of product FO FREE and yes I am keeping them. I also got back like $50 worth of points for a future order! Everyone wins here.

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Let me break down some gift ideas for you…

BUY

The Manly Man

Need something for the man in your life? Try a Deep Relief Roller (Peppermint, Lemon, Balsam Canada, Clove, Copaiba, Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Vetiver & Dorado Azul) for sore muscles and pair it with a charcoal bar soap for a deep cleanse after a workout.

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The Extras

What about multiple teacher/babysitter gifts? Grab a bag of 4 chapsticks and 4 shower steamers, open them up, mix & match and throw it in a gift bag with a favorite relaxing oil like Lavender or Peace & Calming or a DIY bath salts jar.

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The Fast-Paced Friend

Know someone who is on the go a lot and needs a little self care? Grab the holiday gift bundle of Young Living’s personal diffuser and 5ml Lavender. Don’t like lavender? Pair the diffuser with another calming oil such as Stress Away or Peace & Calming. Do they travel a lot? Pair it with Thieves so they can keep the germs away on airplanes and in hotels.

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The Commuter

Does one of your family members have a long commute to work? Give them a beautiful car diffuser and one of your favorite oils. I suggest Christmas Spirit because it smells amazing and is full of “happy” oils to brighten their mood and their day.

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The Classic 

A classic gift is a mug with hot cocoa or tea. Spice up this one with a Vitality oil or two that tastes great in a hot cup. Peppermint for cocoa, Lemon and Thieves for tea.

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Stocking Stuffer Jackpot

Grab a set of oils to make up your favorite trio and put them in a candy cane holder.

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Allergy Trio – Peppermint, Lemon, Lavender

Immunity Trio – Thieves, Lemon, Frankincense

Beverage Trio – Orange, Lemon, Peppermint

The Christmas-aholic

Is there someone on your list who is a Christmas-aholic like me but has a fake tree? Get them a diffuser ornament so they can enjoy the true smells of Christmas without the allergies and mess of a real tree. Diffuse oils like Christmas Spirit, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Pine and Cinnamon Bark to put the magic in the air on Christmas morning.

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DIY

To go along with my awesome purchased presents, I am also going to DIY the heck out of some gifts for everyone. Here are great ideas that will make your people happy all while keeping your wallet in tact.

Super simple Christmas diffuser garland:

Take wool felt pom poms, yarn and a large needle and string them in whatever pattern you want! Tie a loop on each end to help with hanging. Pair the garland with a bottle of oil so your loved one can put a few drops on the pom poms and enjoy during the holidays. I suggest Pine, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Peace & Calming , Peppermint or Christmas Spirit.

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Find Supplies Here: Wool Felt Pom Poms, Yarn, Needle

 

Dryer Ball Snowman:

Package 3 wool dryer balls in a see through plastic gift bag and draw a cute little snowman face on it. Make a construction paper hat and a ribbon scarf and viola! Add an oil to round out the gift. I would go with something simple and classic like Citrus Fresh or Purification to eliminate odors. Thieves to kill germs.

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Find Supplies Here: Wool Dryer Balls

Or purchase pre-made Here: Etsy Page

 

Candle:

Candles are great because everyone loves them and you can personalize it to the recipient of the gift. Find the right container to speak to their personality and pick an oil that will help them with whatever they may need.

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Read our how to guide on making your own toxin free candles here:

For The Love of Candles

 

Bath Salts:

A mason jar of therapeutic bath salts is sometimes just what the Dr ordered. Most people don’t take the time to pamper themselves but they will carve out time to use a gift. I know I have a few people on my list that fit that category.

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Recipe: 1 1/2 Cup Espsom Salts, 1 Tbls Baking Soda, 15 drops Essential Oil

Find Supplies Here: Epsom Salts, Baking Soda, Mason Jars

Read more about therapeutic baths, including several recipes, from this past blog post:

Relax, Unwind & Soothe

 

Santa Baby

The ultimate gift for others or for yourself is the Premium Starter Kit. It comes with 11 of the most popular oils, a quality diffuser and samples of the Thieves Household Cleaner and Ningxia Red. Your wholesale account (included) allows you to purchase future orders at a 24% discount! Plus it comes with a personal Let’s Begin kit from us at Home of the Wise, and connection to an amazing community of oilers with a wealth of knowledge to get you started on the right foot.

Check out the details of the PSK here on blog: Young Living Starter Kit

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Elevate Your Frequency

When you hear “the power of positive thinking” what do you think about? Some people are very invested in this philosophy and live by it, more power to you! Others are hesitant to play too much into it, I hear you too! Let me break it down into something simple everyone can get behind.

Everything is made of energy, we are no different.  That energy can be physically measured in MegaHertz (MHz) and is basically a measurement of how quickly our cells can regenerate in our bodies. Scientific studies have shown that in order for our bodies to stay healthy we need to stay above 58MHz. Disease begins when a body is at 58MHz, cancer happens at 42MHz and death begins at 25MHz. A typical healthy body will have a frequency range of about 67MHz to 78MHz.

**Additional info on the body’s frequency (quoted below) as well as amazing information on Biofeedback found here: https://bit.ly/2DlQtig

“THE HEALTHY BODY

Genius Brain Frequency 80–82 MHz
Brain Frequency Range 72–90 MHz
Normal Brain Frequency 72 MHz
Human Body 62–78 MHz
Human Body from Neck up 72–78 MHz
Human Body from Neck down 60–68 MHz

Thyroid and Parathyroid glands 62–68 MHz
Thymus gland 65–68 MHz
Heart is 67–70 MHz
Lungs 58–65 MHz
Liver 55–60 MHz
Pancreas 60–80 MHz

THE DISEASED BODY

Colds and the Flu start at 57–60 MHz
Disease starts at 58 MHz
Candida overgrowth starts at 55 MHz
Receptive to Epstein Barr at 52 MHz
Receptive to Cancer at 42 MHz
Death begins at 25 MHz

FOODS

Fresh Foods 20–27 Hz
Fresh Herbs 20–27 Hz
Dried Foods 15–22 Hz
Dried Herbs 15–22 Hz
Processed/Canned Food Zero Hz”

There are so many things throughout the day that will effect your frequency levels, What you eat, what you think, what you touch etc. For example, negative thoughts have been found to decrease the energy frequencies in your body while saying a prayer can increase them. They have even gotten pretty specific with it, saying that a negative thought decreases your frequencies by as much as  -12MHz while a prayer can increase it by +15MHz. Just touching a cigarette was shown to decrease by -17MHz and smoking one was a whopping -23MHz. All the more reason to put those down Ya’ll!

So it would benefit us all to increase those frequencies right?! I talk a lot about “Staying above the wellness line.” How do we do that?

To combat the inevitable negatives you will come into contact with during the day you need to be conscience of the positives you can accumulate along the way. Eating healthy foods (up to +27), surrounding yourself with positive people and using essential oils as a few examples.

Essential oils have the highest frequencies of any natural substance studied, with ranges from 46MHz all the way to 580MHz! You can use essential oils topically, aromatically, or internally to help support your body’s frequency.

See the chart below for measurements (in MegaHertz) of several Young Living oils.

YL EO Frequency

Negative thoughts sometimes are hard to put aside 100% so if you find yourself in that funk, catch it, stop it, and think about something that makes you smile. You have a new reason to do so! Easier said than done I am sure, so here are a few EO suggestions that help support a happy you.

Blends:

Joy – A blend of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Coriander, Tangerine, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Palmarose & Rose

Stress Away – A blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea & Lavender

Release – A blend of Ylang Ylang, Lavandin, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Spearmint, Lemon, Blue Cypress, Davana, Kaffir Lime, Ocotea, Jasmine, Matricaria, Blue Tansy & Rose

Valor – A blend of Black Spruce, Camphor, Blue Tansy, Frankincense & Geranium

Peace & Calming – A blend of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli & Blue Tansy

**Alternative – Take a look at the single oils included in these blends and mix/match your own or use one at a time.

Diffuser Recipes (in drops):

3 Orange & 3 StressAway

3 Citrus Fresh & 2 Frankincense

3 Lavender & 2 Frankincense

3 Lemongrass & 3 Lavender

3 Release & 3 Stress Away

2 Joy & 4 Orange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References: Dr. Robert O. Becker “The Body Electric” & Study by Bruce Taino of Taino Technology, an independent division of Eastern State University in Cheney, Washington in 1992