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…


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.




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.


Find Supplies Here: Wool Dryer Balls

Or purchase pre-made Here: Etsy Page



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.


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.


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

Purchase Here & Make sure that your Sponsor ID is: 10737783 (Melanie Paramore)



Whether you make your gift or buy a Young Living holiday bundle, you can feel good about your gift giving this year! You are bringing non-toxic joy into the lives of your loved ones.

**Keep your eye on this blog for upcoming announcements on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. They are going to be EPIC!

Happy Holidays From Petey and I!








You Down with CBD? Ya, You Know Me!

There are so many misconceptions about CBD oil out there right now. Heck, it isn’t even legal to grow medicinal CBD plants in all 50 states just yet. Thankfully however, It is legal to consume CBD products nationwide.

CBD is the medicinal cannabinoid of the cannabis sativa plant. More commonly known as Hemp. CBD is also found in recreational cannabis but in generally much smaller amounts. Nearly all cannabinoids have been found to have healing properties, however CBD has the widest range of medicinal uses. CBD products are legally mandated to have less than .3% of THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid) and therefore they will not give you the “high” that recreational cannabis does. It also will not show up on a drug test.

Because of the lack of overall consumer knowledge on the subject of CBD, this industry has been hard to regulate for quality as well as price. A lot of times you need to try out different companies, and research their growing methods, before you land on one you like and works for you. For us, Botana is the brand. They follow the same strict standards that Young Living does by growing organically and bringing only the purest product to their consumers.

Here is where I am going to get sciencey with you, but stick with me! I promise it will be worth it…

A lot of times people look for a product with a high number of CBD milligrams. They think, the higher the mg content, the more potent. In fact, many products that have high CBD levels are extracts that lack any of the other beneficial cannabinoids present in the plant (CBN,CBG, Terpenes, etc.) Botana is one of only a hand full of companies using an advanced alchemical process, spagyric extraction, which helps capture all the other beneficial minerals in the plant. When all of these minerals are present and combined together their potency multiples from the “entourage effect.” In the end, Botana products are 6-10 times more effective then similar products, with tinctures being 95% bioavailable when taken sublingually. It’s also worth noting, before selling their own products, Botana was (and still is) a top organic hemp producer for a number of different companies. Pure hemp + Pure extraction = Potent results! So in fact, MG is important, but not the only factor worth considering when choosing which product will bring the best results.

There are many different ways to use CBD products; tinctures you take orally when needed, capsules to take daily, massage oils, baked into food/confections, salves to rub into sore muscles etc. The why you need it should determine the how you take it.

Personally we love:

CBD Hemp Oil Capsules taken nightly to help with overall body inflammation as well as getting a great nights rest. You will see the effect after a few consistent days of taking the capsules since the cannabinoids need to build up in your system for the full benefit.

CBD Capsules

Stress Response Tincture taken sublingually when needed. You know those days/times! It tastes like a plant, but shouldn’t it? That’s how you know you are getting the pure goodness.Stress Response CBD

CBD Hemp Salve rubbed into our sore joints and muscles for an instant relief. This stuff is WOW guys. Just make sure you spend about 2 minutes rubbing it into the area needed so you know it has the best absorption rate.




Do we have you intrigued yet? If so, take 10% off ALL Botana’s products by using our promo code BOTANA10 and see for yourself!