DIY

Simple, natural holiday DIYs the whole family will love

usage & safety

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AROMATICALLY: Put 6-8 drops of an oil or a combo of oils in your diffuser. The diffuser will send the oil into the air and fill the room with your essential oils.

TOPICALLY: Apply essential oils to your skin.

Diluting first is recommended. A conservative dilution would one drop of essential oil with 10-15 drops of coconut, grape seed, or almond oil and then apply it to your skin.

Citrus oils like Lemon are photosensitive. Please avoid sun exposure for 12 hours after application to areas where you have applied citrus oils topically.

Avoid putting essentials oils in the eyes or ears directly.

INTERNALLY: Young Living oils are pure and are labeled as Generally Regarded as Safe by the Food and Drug Administration. Because of their purity, some men like to ingest their oils to avoid “smelling” like an oil, or to support their body from the inside out.

immune-boosting tea

RECIPE

  • A full mug of warm water
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 drop Thieves Vitality
  • 1 drop Lemon Vitality
  • 1 drop Peppermint Vitality

Stir the vitality oils with the raw honey and drink.

Thieves Vitality supports your immune system. Lemon Vitality supports your body’s natural detox process and supports your digestive, respiratory, and immune systems. Peppermint Vitality supports a healthy digestive system. This combo is a sure way to stay above the wellness line!!

cinnamon-scented pine cones

“Incoming smells are first processed by the olfactory bulb, which starts inside the nose and runs along the bottom of the brain. The olfactory bulb has direct connections to two brain areas that are strongly implicated in emotion and memory: the amygdala and hippocampus. Interestingly, visual, auditory (sound), and tactile (touch) information do not pass through these brain areas. This may be why olfaction, more than any other sense, is so successful at triggering emotions and memories.

The holiday season can likely bring back some really wonderful memories. Cinnamon is a popular scent during the season. If you have had cinnamon around during past holidays and have had great experiences, then when you smell cinnamon, you will likely be brought back to those good memories. You can, of course, sub out any essential oil for the cinnamon. Pick a scent that brings you back to a warm, cozy, happy place.

RECIPE

1. Soak pine cones for about an hour to get rid of critters if you got them from outside.

2. Lay the cones out on a foil-lined baking sheet and pop them in a 200º oven for about 30 minutes. This helps the cones open up.

3. Once they have cooled, place them in a ziplock bag. Sprinkle about 30 drops of Cinnamon Bark essential oil on the cones in the bag. Cinnamon bark/Clove is also a great combo.

4. Let them sit in the bag for 1-2 weeks. Place in your favorite holiday bowl and enjoy the amazing holiday scent!

cinnamon citrus cider

Young Living’s vitality line is perfect to flavor drinks, especially the citrus oils. Citrus oils are cold pressed from the rind. This means the essential oil lacks the citric acid that the pulp juice contains. Citric acid can be hard on your enamel and tummy; it also has a tart flavor. Keep this in mind when you are using citrus vitality oils. The essential oil will give a slightly sweeter flavor like the zest of a lemon.

RECIPE

  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 10 drops Lemon Vitality
  • 10 drops Orange Vitality
  • 3- 5 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality (Test with each drop to see how strong you want it)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks

Add it all to a crock pot or a pot on the stove for a cozy evening drink. Avoid styrofoam cups.

holiday room spray

Replace synthetic and harmful air fresheners with homemade, natural, safe, and effective room sprays. Things like air fresheners are filled with fragrance to make them smell good and cover up odors. The problem with “fragrance” is it can be a lot of chemicals mixed together to create a scent like “White Willow” or “Spring Breeze.” According to the EWG, fragrance is rated as of “Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage, acute aquatic toxicity, respiratory effects, biodegradation.” The non-flammable propellant found in air fresheners presents “Moderate Concern for respiratory effects.” The good news is that you can make your own room spray for a fraction of the cost, without harmful ingredient! In fact, it contains ingredients beneficial to your wellbeing!

ROOM SPRAY BASE

  • 8 oz water
  • 2 oz witch hazel
  • Oils of your choice – see suggestions below

Cozy By The Fire

  • 20 drops Orange
  • 15 drops Cinnamon
  • 10 drops Clove

Candy Cane scent

  • 30 drops Peppermint
  • 20 drops Wintergreen

Sweet Mint Scent

  • 30 drops Peppermint
  • 20 drops Spearmint

Gingerbread

  • 20 Ginger
  • 15 Clove
  • 10 Nutmeg
  • 10 Cinnamon

Spiced Cider

  • 20 Cinnamon
  • 15 Orange
  • 10 Ginger

Christmas Tree

  • 30 Northern Lights Black Spruce
  • 10 Pine
  • 10 Idaho Blue Spruce

bath salts

BENEFITS OF TAKING A BATH

1. LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE

The warm water of a bath can slightly raise your heart rate, increasing oxygenation and circulation. It can also lower your blood pressure for those without prior heart disease.

2. REDUCES PAIN AND INFLAMMATION IN JOINTS

Bathing loosens and relaxes the muscles, soothing aches and pains without any adverse effects.

3. DECREASE STRESS AND IMPROVE SLEEP

A bath before bed can reduce the level of stress and anxiety in the body and improve your mood. This increased relaxed state can calm your nervous system and improve sleep.

4. REDUCE SUGAR LEVELS

Reduce sugar levels from extra holiday desserts. A recent independent study has shown that bathing may reduce sugar levels in the blood, which could help people who suffer from diabetes to manage their weight better.

5. IMPROVES IMMUNITY

Taking a hot bath can kill bacteria and improve immunity. It can also promote slower deeper breaths, increasing oxygenation and improving circulation

6. CLEANSING AND MOISTURIZING

Hot water opens our pores and causes us to sweat, which is the body’s natural way of cleansing itself. Bathing with Himalayan bath salts stimulates circulation, hydrates the skin, increases moisture retention, promotes cellular regeneration, detoxifies the skin, and helps heal dry, scaling, irritated skin.

ADD SOME AROMATHERAPY TO YOUR LIFE AND YOU WILL BE A WHOLE NEW PERSON!

Aromatherapy is using the scents of oils for your wellbeing. As you learned earlier, essential oils have the ability to pass through the olfactory bulb and head right into the brain where your memories are held. They can help calm occasional stressors AND release memories and emotions, bringing you into a calmer state. This is both needed and wanted more than ever during the holiday season.

TRY THESE OIL COMBOS

  • 4 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce & 4 drops Frankincense
  • 4 drops Peace & Calming & 4 drops Stress Away
  • 2 drops Lavender, 3 drops Cedarwood, 4 drops Gentle Baby
  • 4 drops Roman Chamomile & 4 drops Frankincense
  • 3 drops Frankincense, 3 drops Sandalwood, & 3 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang & 4 drops Stress Away

HOLIDAY TIP: Put bath salts and essential oils in a cute clear ornament for a simple yet practical gift.

hot toddy

RECIPE:

  • 1 drop Lemon Vitality
  • 1 tablespoon mild honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz (2 tablespoons) bourbon
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • Black tea bag (optional)

Add one drop Lemon Vitality essential oil to honey and stir. Mix in lemon juice and bourbon. Top off with hot water. ENJOY!

dryer ball snowman

This is the perfect gift for anyone! Who doesn’t do laundry!? Plus, it is such a cute way to provide a safe and effective way to soften and freshen clothes. Fabric softeners and dryer sheets contain chemicals like benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer), benzyl alcohol (an upper respiratory tract irritant), and other chemicals that are known carcinogens, and neurotoxic. These products are intended to get trapped in your clothes, which means they rub on your skin constantly, seep into your pores, and get into your body. These toxic chemicals can cause all kind of health problems. It’s time to cut out those dryer sheets and fabric softeners and make the easy switch to dryer balls. Gifting them is a great way to share health with your friends!!

Write a little note and let them know, “This little snowman will replace the need for dryer sheets. Mr. Snowman eliminates toxic chemicals hiding in your dryer sheets. Toss him in the dryer with your clothes. When the laundry is dry, pull the wool balls out, apply 3-5 drops of oil to the wool balls, toss them back in and tumble for 5 minutes for soft fresh scented clothes.” Include a bottle of any essential oil you wish.

LAUNDRY FAVORITES

  • Purification
  • Lavender
  • Citrus Fresh
  • Thieves
  • Tea Tree
  • Eucalyptus Radiata

peppermint hot chocolate & peppermint chocolate bark

PEPPERMINT HOT COCOA

Choose your favorite hot cocoa recipe (or package), add one drop of Peppermint Vitality, and enjoy! That’s it!

PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE BARK

Use a double boiler to melt your favorite chocolate (ex: Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips). Add 5 drops of Peppermint Vitality to one bag of melted chocolate. Spread it out on parchment paper and put it in the freezer to harden back up. Once hard, break it up into pieces and serve as an after-dinner treat.

pumpkin apple butter

PUMPKIN APPLE BUTTER

1 15 oz can 100% pumpkin puree

1 ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

⅔ cup maple syrup

1 tbs fresh lemon juice

1 cinnamon stick

1-inch pieces ginger, freshly grated

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality

1 drop Lemon Vitality

1 drop Nutmeg Vitality

Bring Pumpkin puree, applesauce, maple syrup, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, and grated ginger to a simmer in a large, wide saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the butter is thick, about 45 minutes. Add vanilla extract and essential oils. Simmer for 10 minutes until butter is a spreadable consistency. Pour into clear jars, cover, and refrigerate.

holiday roller recipes

Change in the seasons, occasional stress, and increased interaction with others can often challenge your body. Make up some of your own blends for quick and easy application of your favorite oils! Use a 5-10 ml bottle, add essential oils, fill with a carrier oil of choice, add roller top, a label, and you’re done!

BE WELL – use this to stay above the wellness line!

10 drops Thieves

10 drops Frankincense

5 drops Immupower

JOYFUL – use this to lift your spirits and find joy this season!

20 drops Joy

CHILL PILL – apply it to wrists and behind ears as often as needed!

10 drops Vetiver

10 drops Valor

10 drops Stress Away

10 drops Lavender

ENERGY -for days when you need that extra pick me up!

15 drops En-R-Gee blend

10 drops Peppermint

10 drops Lemon OR Grapefruit

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