May 24, 2015

Homemade Essential Oil Bug Spray

The weather is beautiful outside, but dealing with the bugs is not so fun. If you aren’t a fan of store bought bug spray because of all of the chemicals in it, you can make your own with Young Living essential oils for a bargain! Based on the recipe below and current member price of oils, it comes to only $1.28!

Materials and Essential Oils:
  • 2 oz spray bottle (or more, just adjust the drops accordingly)
  • 6 drops of Purification essential oil blend
  • 6 drops of Citronella essential oil
  • Distilled or Purified water

Remember to shake the DIY essential oil bug spray bottle before use and try to keep it out of the heat for too long (it will eventually evaporate).

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Disclaimer: Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products, ideas and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

March 4, 2015

Dragon Time Essential Oil Blend

Have you heard of the essential oil blend Dragon Time?

If not, this is an excellent one to add to your next Essential Rewards order, or for a regular order if you don’t use ER yet (which you should really get on because you can earn FREE products with it).

So, why is it so amazing?

As stated on the Young Living website, “Dragon Time is a blend of calming and soothing essential oils, including clary sage, which contains natural phytoestrogens – the perfect choice for women’s emotions during special times and needs. Its balancing properties make it a perfect choice for supporting normal, healthy emotions during the female monthly cycle. Dragon Time is recommended for young and mature women.”

Dragon Time is a blend of: Clary sage, Fennel, Lavender, Marjoram, Yarrow, and Jasmine.

I use this instead of other things for “that time of the month” to help. I just put a drop or two on my stomach, legs, and back as needed. I’ve also diffused it during this time as well, so it is a mixture of finding what works for you. If you are looking for a natural alternative for menstrual cramps, PMS, and the other issues with it, this may be an option that you want to try.

If you’ve tried this or have questions, comment here or e-mail me!

Disclaimer: Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products, ideas and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

December 11, 2014

Christmas Spirit Essential Oil Blend

Christmas Spirit is a sweet, spicy blend of orange, cinnamon, and spruce essential oils that taps into the happiness, joy, and security associated with the holiday season. With Christmas Spirit on hand, simply open a bottle and start diffusing!

How to Use:
For aromatic use. Diffuse or sprinkle on logs in the fireplace, on Christmas trees, on cedar chips, pinecones, or on potpourri. Use all year round for feelings of the Christmas Spirit.

*Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, contact your physician. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children. 

December 5, 2014

Essential Oils to Help Studying

Young Living Essential Oils can be used to help with studying. If you have final exams coming up, have kids that need a little bit of extra help staying focused to study, or help you to concentrate on whatever you are doing, there are oils for that!

  • Diffuse in the room to help improve concentration. Can also add Lemon to it for a great combination!

  • Contains 12 oils synergistically combined to help promote mental focus, clarity, and alertness.

Peace & Calming
  • Contains Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy. Used together, these can help reduce stress and tension.

Brain Power
  • Contains Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Melissa, Frankincense, Blue Cypress, Lavender, and Helichrysum. This powerful combination helps give your brain a boost with essential oils that are high in sesquiterpenes. Use this blend to clarity your thoughts and have better focus – perfect for studying or doing homework.

  • Contains Rosemary, Juniper, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Idaho Balsam Fir, Clove, and Black Pepper. This powerful blend of essential oils revitalizes and helps to restore mental alertness, boosting energy.

Whichever you use, be sure to use it while you study and then also right before you take the test. Aromas used in this way can help to remember what you were studying while you take the test.

Have you tried essential oils to help study or stay focused? Which are your favorites? Share with us below in the comment section! 

November 29, 2014

DIY Essential Oil Reed Diffuser

Supplies needed
  • Small glass container
  • Reed diffuser sticks or bamboo skewers
  • Water
  • Essential oils
  • Rubbing alcohol or vodka

  • Mix together about 1/3 cup water and 1 Tbsp rubbing alcohol or vodka in glass container.
  • Add 20+ drops of essential oil and mix to combine.
  • Trim reeds to desired height.
  • Put 6-10 reeds in the diffuser solution.
  • Place reed diffuser in an area of your home where it is unlikely to be knocked over. Check weekly to rotate reeds and to see if more diffuser solution needs to be added. Discard after 8-10 weeks.

*Keep out of the reach of children.

October 11, 2014

DIY Hair Clarifier with Essential Oils

Young Living Essential Oils used for your hair is incredible, and if you haven’t tried it yet, this is the perfect opportunity for you to try it!

  • Mix ¼ cup vinegar with ¾ cup water in a clean bottle.
  • Add a couple drops of Rosemary or Thyme essential oil and shake/stir to combine.
  • Use it as a rinse in the shower after shampooing and before conditioning.
  • Repeat no more than once a week for fresh, clean hair.

DIY Scented Pinecones

It is Fall, and this is the perfect time to make some fun DIY scented pinecones with Young Living Essential Oils!

Materials and Essential Oils:
  • 2 pounds of pinecones
  • Large plastic bag
  • Suggested essential oils (you can pick one or more than one, it is up to you!):
    • Cinnamon Bark
    • Clove
    • Cedarwood
    • Nutmeg
    • Orange
    • Pine
    • Frankincense
    • Spruce
    • Myrrh
    • Juniper
    • Peppermint
  • Optional items:
    • Cinnamon sticks
    • Dried orange peels
    • Eucalyptus leaves

  • Place half of the pinecones in the plastic bag and sprinkle a total of 15 drops of your chosen essential oils.
  • Add the remainder of the pinecones to the bag and sprinkle another 15 drops of your chosen essential oils.
  • Add the optional cinnamon sticks, dried orange peels and eucalyptus leaves.
  • Close the bag tightly with twist-tie or string, and shake.
  • Let it sit for 1-4 weeks, shaking the bag 1-3 times each week.