A couple of quick recipes

OK, so I hear there’s a nasty blizzard assaulting my northern friends this weekend.

And while I can’t imagine why you would want to live in a place where blizzards happen how cold it must be there, I can understand what this type of weather can do to our lips.

Young Living has come up with an amazing lip scrub recipe.

 

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Exfoliating Lip Scrub**

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon olive oil

1–2 drops Lavender essential oil or another aromatic essential oil of your choice*

*We strongly recommend NOT using any citrus essential oils or blends, which could be too harsh on exfoliated skin.
** Recipe is from www.youngliving.com

 

I tried this the other day, and I have to say – my lips felt much softer afterward.

The recipe is enough for a few applications, so you can reapply as needed.

 

I also blended Cypress oil and RC oil in my diffuser recently. I love the smell of both of these oils separately, and I was pleasantly surprised at how great they smelled together!

 

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I used 3 drops of each, but next time I will use 4-5 drops of each because I loved the scent, and I am okay with it smelling a bit stronger.

In fact, I think I will go diffuse this again right now.

 

Stay warm northerners!! And check out some of my summer diffuser recipes while you’re cooped up in the house! Maybe the scents will temporarily make you forget about all the white stuff swirling around outside! Be safe!

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Summer Diffuser Recipes – Part 1

Summer diffuser series

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Well, it’s hard to believe, but summer is here!

Ok, technically, not until the 21st.

But I live in Florida, remember? We get a head start on summer. Usually in March.

You know, right after we get over that brutal winter we had from February 15-27th.

Ahem.

So I had so much fun doing the Spring Diffuser series that I thought I’d try out some more recipes for summer.

And, as you’ll remember from the spring series, I like to keep it simple.

Two or three oils, usually commonly used ones.

I tried out this first recipe in the office where I work. I figured it would be a great way to get some feedback on how the blend of oils work together.

My co-workers loved this one.

I think you will too.

Here’s what I used:

 

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4 drops lemon essential oil

4 drops lime essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

 

Now, remember, you can adjust the recipe by adding or subtracting the number of drops of each oil in order to fit your fragrance preference.

If you’re new to essential oils, you can check out Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit. It comes with 11 oils, (including the lemon and lavender used here), and a super cool diffuser.

Or if you already use oils and you’d like to add a diffuser to your home (because, really, we can never have enough of these) – don’t forget to check out some of the diffusers I talked about in the spring series.

Here are the posts in case you missed them:

 

Spring Diffuser Recipes – part 1

Spring Diffuser Recipes – part 2

Spring Diffuser Recipes – part 3

Spring Diffuser Recipes – part 4

 

Let me know what you think of this recipe.

I’ll be back next week with a new one!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Spring Diffuser Recipes – Part 2

Spring diffuser

For this week’s spring diffuser recipe, I used Young Living’s Joy , lavender, and orange essential oils.

 

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Here’s the recipe (which I named Bloom):

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3 drops Joy

2 drops Lavender

1 drop Orange

This combo gave the room a sweet, mild fragrance.

Now, remember – you can adjust the recipe to your liking. For example, if you prefer a strong floral scent, you can add more drops of the Joy oil. Or you can leave out the orange oil altogether.

I added the orange to sweeten the scent up a little, because I do not care for overpowering floral scents. (actually, when I diffused this recipe the first time, I accidentally dropped in two drops of the orange oil. So the citrus smell was more noticeable than I intended.)

And feel free to “up” the number of drops if you want a more powerful fragrance. I tend to be conservative on the number of drops I use. But that’s just me.

If you have a Premium Starter Kit, or if you are planning on getting one, you will already have Joy and Lavender on hand. Orange oil is not included in the kit, but Lemon is, as is Citrus Fresh. Either of those can be used in place of the orange oil. Of course, if you really prefer Orange, that can be purchased separately. It’s a very affordable oil, at just $10.75 wholesale ($14.14 retail).

I used my Young Living diffuser for this one (the one that comes with the Premium Starter kit ), but if you prefer a cool, color-changing diffuser, check out last week’s post for pictures and info on that.

And let me know how you enjoyed this week’s recipe! What modifications did you make, if any? I’d love to try out different variations, so let me know what worked for you.

See you next week with a brand new recipe!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

7 Essential Oils to Help You Beat Occasional Stress

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Stress.
My muscles tense just typing that word.
Oh, and here’s a pet peeve of mine – don’t you hate it when you go to the doctor and they ask “do you have stress?”
Really??
Are we living on the same planet?
Because I don’t think I know of anyone who does not have stress. Even babies. (those dirty diapers can cause a bit of tension)

So why do they ask? Any doctors out there care to clear this up? Because, Doc, if you really want to know about my stress, you should probably have a PhD as well. If you get what I’m saying.
Anyway.

It’s a given that we all experience occasional stress.
So I think it’s great that Young Living offers several oils that can alleviate that stress.
I made a list of the 7 oils that I use the most when I am stressed out.

1- Stress Away
Duh. The name says it all.
Stress Away is a blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender.
I didn’t like the smell of the Stress Away oil at first, but it’s growing on me. I use this oil mostly at night before I head to bed.

2- Peace and Calming
This oil has a more gentle scent, and it contains a blend of Tangerine, Ylang Ylang, Blue Tansy, Orange, and Patchouli oils.
This is a great one to use to promote restful sleep. And if you put a couple drops in your freshly washed hair, it makes your hair soft and smooth!

3- Joy
How you can you not like an oil called Joy? I mean, really.
Joy is a blend of Bergamot, Lemon, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Coriander, and Tangerine.
According to Young Living’s description of Joy, it “brings happiness to the heart”. Awww.

4- Aroma Ease
This is a new oil from Young Living. It promotes calm, and I think it smells yummy.
It contains a blend of Peppermint, Spearmint, Ginger, Cardamom, and Fennel.

5- Lavender
I’ve said it before, but this is probably my favorite oil. I love the smell of lavender, and it really does bring you a sense of peace.
Lavender is a very versatile oil. It’s one of those oils that you carry with you everywhere, because you can use it for just about anything.

6- Ylang Ylang
I’ve made fun of this oil name before.
I know, probably not very nice, but, come on, it just begs to be poked fun at.
This is another oil that I did not care to smell at first. But what’s weird is now I think it smells great.
This oil seems to bring me peace pretty quickly.
And you may remember from a previous post that it can be used to, ahem, encourage romantic feelings.

7- Grapefruit
This one has a sweet smell, and in addition to its calming properties, it can be used to support proper digestion and proper immune function.

Yes, these are the oils that help to give me peace and relaxation.
Want to try one? Or all of them?
You can check them out on the Order Oils page.
There you can see descriptions from Young Living in the product catalog, or you can place an order on the order link.

If you’re an oil newbie, check out the Premium Starter Kit
Three of the oils above are included in the kit, along with 8 others AND a diffuser! Plus you get cool perks when you purchase the kit, such as a 24% discount on all future orders!

Hope your day is as stress-free as possible! Hang in there!

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Lavender Essential Oil

 

Lavender is by far my favorite essential oil. It can be used for so many things, including supporting the immune system during the changing seasons, occasional dry skin and lips, and it is also used to soothe and calm. And it is often added into the wash on laundry day because it smells so great!

I call lavender my “go-to” oil. I carry it with me at all times, and if a situation arises where I need a different oil that is not with me, I use lavender instead.

If you’d like to find out more about lavender essential oil, go here. Once you fill out the form, you will be able to view Young Living’s product catalog.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.