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DIY garbage disposal fresheners

Ever wonder what that funky smell is coming from your kitchen sink? We’re not exactly sure what it is either, but we do have the solution—DIY garbage disposal fresheners!

This easy DIY takes less than an hour, including cleanup! It’s all natural and completely safe for the environment, and the fresheners will make your disposal smell as fresh and clean as a meadow of daisies!


Supplies: 

Rosemary essential oil

1 cup baking soda

¾ cup liquid Castile soap

½ cup salt

30 drops essential oil

¼ cup water

Measuring spoon (we used a tablespoon)

Yield: approx. thirty 1-inch fresheners

Directions: 

1. Combine baking soda and salt in a bowl.

2. Add Castile soap and essential oils. See our scent ideas below!

3. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture reaches the texture of wet sand.

DIY Garbage disposal fresheners

YL tip: If you add too much water, the mixture won’t pack together or dry properly. Add more baking soda and salt to get the texture of wet sand.

4. Pack the mixture into the measuring spoon.

YL tip: To get your freshener out of the measuring spoon, tap the spoon lightly on the counteruntil the contents slide out. Be careful! The mixture hasn’t dried yet, so it might be fragile.

5. Let the fresheners dry for about 24 hours.

6. Store in a sealed glass jar, and keep dry.

To use: 

Put 1-3 fresheners in your garbage disposal. Turn the faucet on a steady cold stream, and run the disposal for up to one minute.


Four tips for keeping your garbage disposal fresh: 

  • Run it often, even when there’s nothing in it, to keep all its parts moving.
  • Always use cold water—hot water can melt grease, which causes clogs.
  • Avoid putting certain things down there, like grease, bones, large fruit pits, and foods that expand when wet, like rice or pasta.
  • Grind small pieces of food thoroughly by running the disposal for longer than you think—a few seconds doesn’t cut it.

Disposal freshener essential oil combos

Classic Clean

20 drops Thieves® essential oil blend

10 drops Lemon essential oil

Citrus Herb

10 drops Rosemary essential oil

10 drops Grapefruit essential oil

Spearmint essential oil

5 drops Peppermint essential oil

5 drops Lemon essential oil

Freshen Up

10 drops Purification® essential oil blend

10 drops Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil

10 drops Spearmint essential oil

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New year, new diffuser blends: Stay motivated with a blend for every month

The new year sparks a surge in setting and achieving goals! Maybe you’ve got your sights set on climbing a mountain, finishing a scrapbook from cover to cover, or building a successful business. But when February rolls around, does your New Year’s energy dim ever so slightly? Ignite your motivation each month with a fresh diffuser blend to keep your goals on track!

January diffuser blend

As you assemble your goals, diffuse a blend bundled with these essential oil favorites. Start your year with this brisk, inspiring mix of Northern Lights Black Spruce, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Tea Tree essential oils.

2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil  2 drops Peppermint essential oil  2 drops Rosemary essential oil  1 drop Tea Tree essential oil

February diffuser blend

Love is in air—especially when diffusing this romantic blend of Ylang Ylang, Tangerine, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™ , and Cedarwood essential oils. Remind yourself that when you truly love yourself, you can achieve anything!

2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil  2 drops Tangerine essential oil  2 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil  2 drops Cedarwood essential oil

March diffuser blend

Positive surroundings pave the way for a fruitful year! Send a fresh, bright, clean scent wherever you are with this blooming blend. It features Lime, Purification®, Spearmint, and Lemongrass.

3 drops Lime essential oil  3 drops Purification essential oil blend 2 drops Spearmint essential oil  1 drop Lemongrass essential oil

April diffuser blend

Spring cleaning has arrived! Declutter the negativity for easy breathing and laser focus. Put the finishing touches on your space by clearing the air with soothing, inspiring scents like the lovely Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oil blend.

3 drops Lavender essential oil  3 drops Lemon essential oil  3 drops Peppermint essential oil

May diffuser blend

Just like the flowers are in full bloom, so are your goals. Diffuse a spicy, fresh blend of Eucalyptus, Bergamot, Frankincense, and Patchouli essential oils for notes of inspiration and upward growth.

3 drops Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil  3 drops Bergamot essential oil  2 drops Frankincense essential oil  1 drop Patchouli essential oil

June diffuser blend

While you’re soaking in free vitamin D, treat your senses with fresh, floral, sweet notes. Match the sunny weather and positive attitude with this happy aroma, thanks to Lemon, Rosemary, Neroli, and Grapefruit essential oils.

3 drops Lemon essential oil  3 drops Rosemary essential oil  2 drops Neroli essential oil  2 drops Grapefruit essential oil

July diffuser blend

Electric evenings filled with barbecues, fireworks, and lawn gatherings? Must be July! Ignite those nostalgic summer nights by diffusing a warm, sweet blend of Citrus Fresh™, Vetiver, Black Pepper, and Cedarwood. Who knows—it may reignite your goal-getting spirit.

2 drops Citrus Fresh essential oil blend  2 drops Vetiver essential oil  2 drops Black Pepper essential oil  2 drops Cedarwood essential oil

August diffuser blend

Before fall arrives, enjoy nature with fun in the sun! Go for a hike, plan a picnic at the park, or camp under the starry night sky. Keep the outdoor vibes flowing with an invigorating blend of Citronella, Pine, Blue Cypress, and Wintergreen essential oils.

3 drops Citronella essential oil  2 drops Pine essential oil  2 drops Blue Cypress essential oil  2 drops Wintergreen essential oil

September diffuser blend

Appreciate all you’ve accomplished, but then focus on that final push to achieve your goals. Bring on that back-to-school energy with inspiring scents of Peppermint, Frankincense, and Cardamom essential oils.

3 drops Peppermint essential oil  3 drops Frankincense essential oil  3 drops Cardamom essential oil

October diffuser blend

Welcome the brisk breeze and layered attire with a warm, cozy blend, featuring the star players in your oil arsenal: Northern Lights Black Spruce, Clove, and Marjoram. Keep your diffuser running throughout the month to support you as you go for your goals.

3 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil  3 drops Clove essential oil  3 drops Marjoram essential oil

November diffuser blend

’Tis the season to give thanks! Maybe someone helped shape you into your amazing self. Diffuse this sweet treat of Roman Chamomile, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark, and Stress Away™ as a reminder to show appreciation to yourself and others you invite into your surroundings.

3 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil  2 drops Nutmeg essential oil  2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil  2 drops Stress Away essential oil blend

December diffuser blend

Jingle bell rock your way to the end of a successful year with a seasonal scent! Diffuse a festive blend of Christmas Spirit™, Cypress, Pine, and Wintergreen in celebration of your success and the start of a new year of goals!

3 drops Christmas Spirit essential oil blend  3 drops Cypress essential oil  2 drops Pine essential oil  2 drops Wintergreen essential oil

Keeping simple habits such as diffusing each day can propel you to achieve bigger goals. Infuse your life with nature’s favorites scents in your quest to success!

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29 DIY cleaners with Thieves Household Cleaner

Thieves® Household Cleaner. You know it, you use it, and you love it. If you don’t love it yet, you will after your cleaning is transformed by its strength and versatility.

This powerful, ultra-concentrated, plant-based solution is a helpful and naturally derived chore companion—helping you clean everything from wood floors to shower doors. And the best part? It doesn’t have any of the harsh chemicals you’ve removed from your lifestyle. That’s right, you don’t have to worry about what’s in Thieves Household Cleaner. It’s perfect to use around everyone in your whole family.

Tips for using Thieves Household Cleaner

Thieves Household Cleaner is safe to use at a 15:1 dilution or higher for most non-porous surfaces. One capful of Thieves Household Cleaner is equal to approximately ½ tablespoon, so ½ cup of water mixed with one capful of cleaner yields a 15:1 dilution.

  • Most cleaning applications use 30 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner—more concentrated dilutions may be necessary for some uses.
  • For best results, mix only the amount of cleaner that you will need to use right away.
  • Before using Thieves Household Cleaner, do a small spot test in an inconspicuous location, especially on wood, plastic, fabric, and granite.
  • Do not use this product on soft plastics or vinyl.

29 DIY cleaners with Thieves Household Cleaner

We made 29 cleaners with less than one bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner! With 60-65 capfuls of the cleaner in each 14.4 fl. oz bottle, we had plenty to spare even after making each of these solutions. Keep reading to find out how to use Thieves Household Cleaner in all areas of your home!

Thieves Household Cleaner

Kitchen cleaners

1. Trash can scrub

Clean stains and deodorize!

  • Empty trash can and fill with water.
  • Pour 1-2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner directly into the can (1 capful for a small can, 2 for a large one).
  • Let sit for several hours.
  • If needed, scrub stubborn stains with a brush.
  • Empty can and wipe dry.
  • For an ongoing fresh scent, place a few drops of Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil on a cotton ball and put it in the bottom of the trash can before replacing the liner.

2. Stovetop cleaner

Tackle light and heavy degreasing.

  • In a spray bottle or bowl, combine the following:
  • Apply with cloth to remove buildup; when grease is gone, wipe clean with a damp cloth.

3. Garbage disposal refresher

Refresh the disposal with a clean scent!

  • Pour one capful of Thieves Household Cleaner down the disposal.
  • Let sit 5 minutes.
  • Add ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup white vinegar.
  • Let sit until fizzing stops.
  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil; pour down the drain.
  • Turn on disposal and run cold water for 30 seconds.
  • Pour 3 drops of Purification® essential oil blend in the disposal for an extra-fresh scent.
Purification essential oil blend

4. Wood cabinet polish

Polish your cabinets and eliminate buildup!

  • In a spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:
  • Apply evenly to cabinets with a damp cloth.
  • If cabinets have heavy buildup, extra scrubbing may be required.

5. Dishwasher cleaner

Clean the inside of the dishwasher!

  • In the bottom of the dishwasher, add the following:
  • Run empty dishwasher through a full cycle. Do not add detergent.

6. Oven scrub

Scrub away baked-on food!

  • In a spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:
    • ½ cup white vinegar
    • ½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • ½ tablespoon dish soap
    • 2 drops Thieves® essential oil blend
  • Avoiding the heating elements, sprinkle baking soda liberally on the bottom of the oven, and then spray with Thieves Household Cleaner and vinegar.
  • Let sit until it stops bubbling.
  • Scrub stubborn spots with a sponge.
  • Wipe the rest of the cleaner off with a damp cloth and rinse well, making sure to remove all baking soda
essential oils for colds and congestion

7. Microwave cleaner

Make your microwave sparkle!

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, mix the following:
  • Microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Wipe down the microwave using a damp rag—the heat and steam from the solution in the bowl should make removing grime easy.

8. Stainless steel cleaner

Make the outside of appliances shine like a mirror!

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
    • ½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Buff the cleaner into the stainless steel with a damp, lint-free cloth.
  • Wipe off excess with a clean, dry cloth.

Bathroom

9. Soft scrub for porous materials

Polish your bathtubs, toilets, and sinks!

  • In a bowl or spray bottle, mix the following:
    • ½ cup baking soda
    • 5 tablespoons liquid castile soap
    • ½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • To use: Apply the mixture with a damp cloth or brush and scrub away.
Lemon essential oil

10. Cleaning fizzies

Remove buildup from toilet bowls and stubborn shower floors!

Ingredients

Instructions

1. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix evenly.
2. In a separate bowl, combine water, essential oils or blends, and V-6.
3. Pour liquids into a large bowl and whisk together until combined.
4. Use mixture to fill ice cube tray or candy mold about three fourths full. If mixture expands and spills over mold, gently replace into the mold.
5. Let sit overnight to dry in room temperature area. When dry, pop tablets out and store in a glass jar.
6. When needed, put a tablet in the toilet bowl, hard-to-clean bottles, or sink full of dishes to help clean and deodorize. Let tablet sit in bowl, bottle, or sink for 20-30 minutes to fizz and dissolve. Once dissolved, flush or rinse out.

11. Prevent shower soap scum

Get rid of water droplets!

12. Shower head/faucet cleaner

Remove gunk and mineral buildup! 

  • In a plastic bag, mix the following:
    • 1 teaspoon Thieves Household Cleaner
    • ¾ cup white vinegar
  • Attach the full bag to faucets and fixtures with rubber bands.
  • Leave for several hours.
  • Scrub with a coarse brush if needed to remove hard water stains.
  • Rinse well.

13. Shower door deep-clean

Keep your shower doors free from residue!

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
  • Spray liberally onto the surface and scrub with a sponge to remove spots.
  • Rinse well and dry.
Thieves dish soap

Living room

14. Couch and upholstery cleaner

Deodorize and clean minor spots!

  Combine 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1-2 cups baking soda. Mix well.

  • Let sit for 24 hours to thoroughly combine.
  • Add 5 drops of Lavender essential oil for an extra boost of freshness.
  • Sprinkle lightly over furniture and wait 1 hour.
  • Use a stiff brush and back-and-forth motions to work the cleaner into the fabric; then vacuum up the excess.

Tip: You can also use this technique on car upholstery, mattresses, carpets, and rugs.

15. Ceiling fan cleaner

Wipe off dust and built-up grime!

  • In a spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 2 cups water
  • Wipe dust off fan blades, light fixture, and ceiling mount with a damp cloth.
  • Dip the same cloth in the solution and thoroughly wipe down the blades to remove built-up dust.
  • Dry with a clean cloth.
  • Try this on your air vents, bathroom vents, and anywhere dust gathers!
Lavender essential oil

16. Carpet spot cleaner

Remove spills and spots. 

  • In a spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 6 cups water
  • Mix well, apply to the spot, and blot with a clean cloth. Repeat until stain is gone.

Kids

17. Kids’ furniture spray

Keep high chairs, strollers, and changing tables clean! 

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
    • ½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 4 cups water
  • Spray liberally onto plastic and metal and wipe clean with a damp cloth or rinse with water.
  • Test a small, discrete spot before applying cleaner to fabrics.

18. Car seat cleaner

Get solid and fabric surfaces of car seats stain free. 

Mix 2 drops of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle.

  • Spray plastic and fabric lightly and wipe with a soft cloth.
  • To clean the harness, mix a small amount of baby wash with 2 cups of water.
  • Gently wipe with a soft cloth.
  • Avoid hard scrubbing or soaking.
  • Let everything dry completely before using.

19. Wall art remover

Remove crayon murals from the walls.

  • Apply a splash of Thieves Household Cleaner and 3 drops of Lemon essential oil to a damp rag.
  • Wipe drawings off the walls.
  • Repeat until the art is gone

Multipurpose cleaners

20. “Get it all done” spray

Wipe countertops, doorknobs, light switches, and more.

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 2-3 cups water
  • Spray liberally and wipe with a damp cloth.

21. Glass cleaner

Clean mirrors, windows, windshields, and car windows!

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
  • Spray onto glass and wipe away streaks with a soft cloth.
Citrus Fresh essential oil blend

22. Tile and laminate floor cleaner

Clean tile and laminate floors! 

  • In a bucket, mix the following:
    • 1 tablespoon Thieves Dish Soap
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 1 gallon warm water
  • Use this mixture to mop your tile and laminate floors!

23. Deep cleaning scrub

Scrub stubborn bathroom and kitchen stains.

  • In a glass bowl, mix the following:
    • ½ capful of Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • Form a thin paste.
  • If the cleaner is too thick, add more Thieves Household Cleaner. If it is too runny, add more baking soda.
  • Apply with a clean cloth or a sponge, scrub surface thoroughly, and rinse clean.

24. Whiteboard eraser

Make marker smears disappear.

  • Apply a few drops of Thieves Household Cleaner to a damp washcloth.
  • Wipe board clean.

25. Glasses cleaner

Create a streak-free outlook on life!

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
    • 1/4 cup witch hazel
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 drops Thieves Household Cleaner (use a Glass Dropper to get the right amount)
    • 2 drops Lemon essential oil
  • Spray on lenses and wipe with a clean, lint-free cloth.

26. Car interior spray

Get a spotless interior!

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 2-3 cups water
  • Spray dash, cupholders, console, interior handles, and more! Then wipe with a damp cloth.

27. Wood floor cleaner

Shine and polish hardwood.

  • In a bucket, mix the following:
    • 4 cups water
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 5 drops Orange essential oil
  • Mop your wood floors!
Orange essential oil

28. Reusable water bottle rinse

Get the funk out of your water bottle!

  • Pour ½ capful of Thieves Household Cleaner into your bottle and top off with water.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Scrub the inside and outside well; then rinse several times with water.

29. Blinds cleaner

Wipe off dust, fingerprints, and grime!

  • Mix the following in a bowl:
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 1 cup water
    • ½ cup white vinegar
  • Use an old sock as a cleaning mitt.
  • Dip the “mitt” into the cleaning solution; go over each slat until they’re all clean.
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Slice, slice, baby: 5 pie-inspired diffuser blends

Sugar and spice and everything nice makes a good pie, but it doesn’t do much for health! Between baking, hot cocoa, and long nights in, it can be hard to reach your winter wellness goals. But don’t worry—you can keep your hands off the sweets while still indulging in the scents of homemade desserts!

Say goodbye to your sugar high and stop worrying about unhealthy artificial ingredients when you take a slice of these holiday-ready diffuser blends.

Pumpkin Pie

Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Clove, oh my! Add in Ginger and Cardamom, plus a little bit of Orange to give a zesty kick, and you’re on your way to a perfectly pumpkin diffuser blend. Give it a try to spice up your home!

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon, Stress Away™, and Cedarwood combine in this citrus blend to mimic the scent of smooth lemon filling and fluffy meringue. Its bold and welcoming aroma is sure to add a cheerful note to any party!

5 drops Lemon 2 drops Stress Away 1 drop Cedarwood

Key Lime Pie

Key lime is a cool citrus delight that might as well be lemon meringue’s hip younger cousin! Stress Away, Lime, and Lemon work together in this fresh and bright diffuser blend to bring you an aroma reminiscent of the classic favorite!

4 drops Stress Away 3 drops Lime 3 drops Lemon

Apple Pie

Craving Grandma’s famous apple pie? You’ll smell that flaky, crispy crust and warm, golden filling when you mix Cinnamon Bark, Lemongrass, Grapefruit, and Bergamot! Childhood memories of orchards and caramel apples will occu-pie your mind when you whip up this classic blend!

Golden Peach Pie

Orange, Valor®, and Cedarwood star in this pie diffuser blend! The bright cheer of Orange and the woodsy hints of Valor and Cedarwood are sure to make any room smell absolutely peachy!

4 drops Orange 4 drops Valor 3 drops Cedarwood

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DIY garbage disposal fresheners

Lemon essential oil uses | Young Living
Thieves essential oil blend uses | Young Living

Ever wonder what that funky smell is coming from your kitchen sink? We’re not exactly sure what it is either, but we do have the solution—DIY garbage disposal fresheners!

This easy DIY takes less than an hour, including cleanup! It’s all natural and completely safe for the environment, and the fresheners will make your disposal smell as fresh and clean as a meadow of daisies!


Supplies: 

Rosemary essential oil

1 cup baking soda

¾ cup liquid Castile soap

½ cup salt

30 drops essential oil

¼ cup water

Measuring spoon (we used a tablespoon)

Yield: approx. thirty 1-inch fresheners

Directions: 

1. Combine baking soda and salt in a bowl.

2. Add Castile soap and essential oils. See our scent ideas below!

3. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture reaches the texture of wet sand.

DIY Garbage disposal fresheners

YL tip: If you add too much water, the mixture won’t pack together or dry properly. Add more baking soda and salt to get the texture of wet sand.

4. Pack the mixture into the measuring spoon.

YL tip: To get your freshener out of the measuring spoon, tap the spoon lightly on the counter until the contents slide out. Be careful! The mixture hasn’t dried yet, so it might be fragile.

5. Let the fresheners dry for about 24 hours.

6. Store in a sealed glass jar, and keep dry.

To use: 

Put 1-3 fresheners in your garbage disposal. Turn the faucet on a steady cold stream, and run the disposal for up to one minute.


Four tips for keeping your garbage disposal fresh: 

  • Run it often, even when there’s nothing in it, to keep all its parts moving.
  • Always use cold water—hot water can melt grease, which causes clogs.
  • Avoid putting certain things down there, like grease, bones, large fruit pits, and foods that expand when wet, like rice or pasta.
  • Grind small pieces of food thoroughly by running the disposal for longer than you think—a few seconds doesn’t cut it.

Disposal freshener essential oil combos

Classic Clean

20 drops Thieves® essential oil blend

10 drops Lemon essential oil

Citrus Herb

10 drops Rosemary essential oil

10 drops Grapefruit essential oil

5 drops Lemon essential oil

5 drops Peppermint essential oil

Freshen Up

10 drops Purification® essential oil blend

10 drops Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil

10 drops Spearmint essential oil


What scent combo do you love for your kitchen?

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DIY garland: Spruce up your holiday decor!

DIY garland - Sprue up your holiday decor

Ready to deck your halls with holly, jolly decor? Turn your home into a holiday heaven with a DIY garland!

Curling up on the sofa to admire the lights on the tree, hanging stockings above a cozy fire, and baking homemade gingerbread men are memorable, must-do Christmas activities. Now you can enjoy all this holiday magic surrounded by your favorite essential oil aromas!

Whether you craft a strand for yourself or gift some garland to a friend, these unique DIY garlands fill any space with a little extra holiday spirit

Pine Tree Paradise Garland

From choosing which beautiful tree you’ll take home to placing the last present under its decorated boughs, a fresh pine tree is a hallmark of the holidays! Invite in its fresh scent with this holiday-ready garland.

Pine essential oil in the snow

Spray ingredients

  • 4 ounces distilled water
  • 2 ounces witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
  • 18 drops Pine
  • 9 drops Cedarwood
  • 9 drops Peppermint
  • 4 drops Spearmint

Instructions

1. Choose your string and your felt ball colors. We recommend using 1 mm unwaxed cotton cord. Try alternating between dark green, heather gray, and olive green felt balls for a forest-inspired look!

2. Find the length of your garland. Take your string and drape it where you want the garland. Measure it to make sure you have enough string and felt balls to reach the desired length and leave about 15 extra inches on the end of your thread when you cut it.

3. Thread the balls on the string. Time to get threading! Tie a loop in one end of your string. Next, thread on your first felt ball using a sturdy metal yarn needle. Secure the bauble by tying a knot in the string. About 3 inches down, tie another knot for your next felt ball to rest against. Continue this pattern of knot, bauble, knot for a cute, quirky design with space between each felt ball! Finish it off with a second loop so your garland is ready to hang.

4. Make your Pine Tree Paradise spray. Put 2 ounces of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to help your oils blend with the water. Next, add 18 drops of Pine, 9 drops of Cedarwood, 9 drops of Peppermint, and 4 drops of Spearmint to the spray bottle. Pour in 4 ounces of distilled water, and you’re ready to wrap up your project!

5. Spray your garland. Spritz your garland and invite in that evergreen scent! Every time you walk in the room, you’ll be reminded of cozying up with loved ones under the glow of the tree.

Pop of Peppermint Garland

Sprinkle some sweetness into your decor with this candy cane-inspired garland. Drape it around your tree or hang it above your window for an added pop of color!

peppermint essential oil with actual peppermint

Spray ingredients

Instructions

1. Choose your string and your colors. We recommend using 1 mm unwaxed cotton cord. For soft, delicate colors, use white and pink felt balls. If you want a little more warmth, switch out the pink for a cozy red!

2. Find the length of your garland. Take your string and drape it where you want the garland. Measure it to make sure you have enough string and felt balls to reach the desired length and leave about 12 extra inches on the end of your thread when you cut it.

3. Thread the balls on the string. This is the fun part! Tie a loop in one end of your string. Next, use a sturdy metal yarn needle to pull the string through your felt balls, alternating between colors for a peppermint-inspired pattern! Finish it off with a second loop so your garland is ready to hang.

4. Make your Pop of Peppermint spray. Put 2 ounces of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to help your oils blend with the water. Next, add 20−22 drops of Peppermint, 11 drops of Cinnamon Bark, and 11 drops Orange to the spray bottle. Pour in 4 ounces of distilled water, and you’re ready to wrap up your project!

5. Spray your garland. Blast some Christmas tunes as you spritz your DIY felt ball masterpiece. Waltz into a winter wonderland as you enjoy your peppermint-inspired decor!

Winter Woodlands Garland

From homemade pies to hand-knit stockings, there’s something dreamy about an old-fashioned holiday. This country-inspired garland will make you feel like you’re walking over the river and through the woods with the lights of the house glowing just up the trail!

Spray ingredients

Instructions

1. Choose your string and your colors. We recommend using 1 mm unwaxed cotton cord.. Alternating warm red, cream, and a forest green makes a beautiful, rustic take on classic holiday colors!

2. Find the length of your garland. Take your string and drape it where you want the garland. Measure it to make sure you have enough string and felt balls to reach the desired length and leave about 12 extra inches on the end of your thread when you cut it.

3. Thread the balls on the string. Tie a loop in one end of your string. Thread on a red ball using a sturdy metal yarn needle. Next, thread on a cream felt balls and then dark green. Continue this pattern until you reach the end of your string. Finish off your project by tying a second loop at the end of your garland.

4. Make your Winter Woodlands spray. Put 2 ounces of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to help your oils blend with the water. Next, add 8 drops of Pine, 8 drops of Sacred Sandalwood, 7 drops of Jasmine, and 7 drops of Juniper to the spray bottle. Finish it off with 4 ounces of distilled water, and you’re ready to wrap up your project!

5. Spray your garland. You’re almost done! Simply mist this woodland blend on your garland to finish up your holiday decorating.

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Gift Giving For Him

Do you have trouble finding the perfect gift for the men in your life? This class is all about identifying the kind of men you are surrounded with and picking gifts to make them feel loved and appreciated… because even if they don’t admit it, guys like to feel special too!

Why choose Young Living?

D. Gary Young was an amazing man, husband, and father whose mission was to bring the highest quality products to every home in the world. In carrying out his mission, Young Living has products perfect for every member of your family, and the guys are no exception! To learn more about Gary’s mission and his Seed to Seal promise to you and your family, go HERE!

For Every Man

No matter if the man in your life works in an office, on a farm, a gym, or Wall Street… he should still smell good, right?? Shutran is the PERFECT blend for EVERY kind of man.

Shutran is a blend of ten different essential oils specifically designed for men to boost feelings of masculinity and self-confidence. This blend is also found in our entire line of Shutran products, giving your man everything he needs to stay fresh and clean from head to toe.

  • Shutran Essential Oil – perfect to use as a cologne.
  • Shutran 3-in-1 Men’s Wash – a multi-purpose shower gel that cleanses everything from head to toe.
  • Shutran Bar Soap – 100% plant-based soap containing activated charcoal, which gives it amazing deodorizing and cleansing properties.
  • Shutran Beard Oil – specifically formulated to soften facial hair while moisturizing the skin underneath.
  • Shutran Shave Cream – contains hydrating oils and moisturizing botanicals used to reduce razor burn and nicks by delivering a frictionless shave.
  • Shutran Aftershave Lotion – a blend of Shutran oil, coconut, argon, and jojoba oil along with dandelion extract and aloe vera to calm and soothe skin after shaving.

You can use all these products to create a custom gift set for every man in your life!

DIY Cologne

We mentioned that Shutran is great to use as a cologne, but maybe your man wants a scent of his own. It is super easy to do it yourself by grabbing one of these roller bottles and some V-6 vegetable complex to use as a carrier.

Oils like Pine, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Valor, Cypress, and Cedarwood are a great starting point for crafting those custom blends. Here are a couple recipes from the Young Living Blog that you could start with.

Instructions

  1. Combine oils in an empty 5-ml bottle until your essential oil blend is balanced. Aim for 30-45 drops of oil in total.
  2. Once you like how the blend smells, fill the rest of the bottle with V-6.
  3. Insert the roller fitment and put the cap on.

Swaggering Pirate

For a deep and spicy scent, this rich combination adds just enough mystery.

International Spy

Experience a spicy kind of clean with just a hint of sweet – perfect for all undercover operations.

If you pop over to the blog, you can find printable labels for each recipe!

DIY Beard Oil

Is your man rocking a great beard? Maybe he likes to keep it neat and sleek, or he is going for the shaggy, burly look. Either way, keeping that facial hair smooth, clean, and smelling fresh is key.

Shutran Beard Oil is a great choice and if you are not a DIYer, it is the best choice! However, making beard oil yourself is another way to create a perfect scent and use oils specifically targeted to your man’s needs. If you want to take a shot at this DIY, consider giving some of these oils a try…

  • Bergamot – a calming oil that also supports hormonal balance and is uplifting
  • Cedarwood – woodsy, yet a little sweet, and great for conditioning
  • Cinnamon or Clove – provides a spicy, warm, comforting aroma
  • Lavender – great for the hair and skin
  • Lemon – energizing and uplifting… but also photosensitive, so use only at night
  • Peppermint – pairs great with Lemon for the perfect get-up-and-go scent
  • Pine – a woodsy scent for wherever you go
  • Rosemary – a fresh, invigorating scent that goes great with any other oils listed here
  • Tea Tree – amazing properties for maintaining healthy skin and hair and reducing the appearance of blemishes… yes, men get them too!

To make your beard oil, all you need is one ounce of carrier oil and 6-10 drops of any combination of essential oils listed above. Combine these in a 1-ounce glass dropper bottle and use after a shower when the beard and skin are fresh and clean.

An Active Man

Do you have a man in your life who is always on the go and needs a little boost? Let’s hook your active man up with some Ningxia Red to give him the energy he needs and some oil-infused supplements that will help all those muscles and joints function with ease.

Ningxia Red is a powerful antioxidant supplement and just two ounces a day will support your man’s immune functions, liver functions, eye health, and give him that boost of energy he may be needing. Add in a tube of Ningxia Nitro and a can of Ningxia Zyng and you’ve just created an energy bomb sure to get your man through his busiest days.

  • Ningxia Nitro provides a way to support mental alertness, fitness, and overall performance.
  • Ningxia Zyng is a sparkling beverage that provides a hydrating and invigorating burst of energy with only 35 calories!

When your man needs more targeted support, add in some supplements that will help support muscle recovery and joint function!

  • Agilease supports healthy joint flexibility and cartilage health, perfect for those with an active lifestyle.
  • BLM supports normal bone and joint health and contains the essential oils of Idaho Balsam Fir, Wintergreen, and Clove.
  • Sulfurzyme supports almost every major function in the body, contains MSM** and Ningxia wolfberry powder.

**Do a quick Google search on the powerful benefits of MSM!

Easy Does It…

When your active man goes a little overboard and is a little too active, you can also gift him some products that will aid in his recovery.

Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream provides temporary relief from minor aches and pains that are associated with strains, sprains, bruises, backaches, and even arthritis. It contains nothing but plant-based goodness that will penetrate deep into those muscles and joints, proving to be an instant solution for effective relief.

If you prefer gel over cream, grab the Cool Azul Sports Gel, which is also great to use before and after physical activity.

The Active & Fit Kit will provide your recovering man with everything he needs all packed into a convenient carrying case! Not only will he get the Cool Azul Sports Gel, but he will also receive 5-ml bottles of Deep Relief, RC, Thieves, Copaiba, and Peppermint Vitality essential oils + 3 AromaGlide roller fitments, making application a breeze.

An Outdoor Man

Maybe your man prefers to head into the great outdoors instead of going out on the town. If so, we have him covered too! Since essential oils come from nature, it makes them the perfect outdoor scent (or even repellent) for any man heading out into the woods.

Start off with a bar of Sacred Mountain Moisturizing Soap. This soap is soothing and great for dehydrated skin and contains Sacred Mountain essential oil, which is a blend of Black Spruce, Ylang Ylang, Idaho Balsam Fir, and Cedarwood.

Make your own custom DIY Outdoor Scent using any combination of woodsy scents such as Pine, Cypress, Cedarwood, or Northern Lights Black Spruce. If possible, choose oils from plants that grow in the area in which you live. All you need is about 20 drops mixed with 2 ounces of water in a spray bottle.

Finally, you can add a bottle of Young Living’s Insect Repellent. All- natural ingredients, pure essential oils, and no synthetic chemicals make this a great choice for keeping your man pest-free while he is enjoying the great outdoors. For convenient application, try the new Insect Repellant Wipes!

A Manly Man

Is your man always working on some new project, building or fixing something, or always getting his hands dirty? Then your man needs Lemon essential oil in his life! Seems like a simple gift idea, but this one little bottle is a powerhouse oil and can do so much! Here are some ideas . . .

Hand Scrub

If your man works with his hands, they get dirty! Mix ½ cup of sugar and 2 tbsp of your favorite carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil), then add in 15-20 drops of Lemon essential oil. Store in a glass container and use about 1 Tbsp per use. This combo gets those grimy, greasy, sticky hands shiny clean in no time.

Goo-B-Gone

Lemon oil is great for removing the sticky residue left behind from adhesives, grease, sap, or anything else your man may come in contact with. Simply add a few drops to a cloth and watch the goo be gone.

Odor Eater

So… your man probably gets a bit stinky at times. Whether it’s the damp clothes from being in the woods, the odor of fresh fish from a day on the lake, the musty smell from being in the garage, or the shoes (nothing more needs to be said about the shoes), Lemon will become your man’s best friend for keeping things smelling fresh and clean.

Make a spray using equal parts water and vinegar (1 cup each) and adding in 5-10 drops of Lemon essential oil. Use on clothes, hunting or fishing gear, or your husband as needed.

Make a powder by combining 2 Tbsp of baking powder with 10 drops Lemon essential oil and sprinkling 1 Tbsp in each shoe.

Gifting the Starter Kit

If you have a man who falls into one or more of the categories we covered, then consider just gifting him an entire Premium Starter Kit. It’s your “one and done” for the man in your life who just does it all. You may even have more than one man in your life; consider breaking up the kit into 14 individual gifts! Here are some ideas:

  1. Diffuser & Peace & Calming – for the man who can’t turn his brain off at night.
  2. Lavender – for the man who tosses and turns before falling asleep.
  3. Lemon Vitality – for the man who loves social gatherings and tasty treats.
  4. Frankincense – for the meditation-minded man.
  5. Peppermint Vitality – for the man who needs an energy boost.
  6. Citrus Fresh Vitality – for the man who loves all things wellness.
  7. Thieves Vitality – for the man who needs #ImmuneSupport
  8. DiGize Vitality – for the man who loves to eat and needs #DigestiveSupport
  9. Raven – for the man who appreciates breathing. #ApplyOverLungs
  10. PanAway – for the man who likes to work out. #ApplyToMusclesAndJoints
  11. Roll-on top & Valor – for the man who could use a little more courage or a boost in self-esteem.
  12. Roll-on top & Stress Away – for any living, breathing man.
  13. Thieves Household Cleaner & Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier – for the man who is always getting dirty.
  14. Two NingXia Red packets – for the man who needs an energy boost.

Get the Best Deal

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Who wants to pay full price when you can get the same thing at a discount?

Young Living has several options to help you get started and snag the best deal possible. Even if you already have your own Young Living account, there are still some money-saving tricks you need to know!

Shoot me a message or click here and I can walk you through the options.

A Few Side Notes

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  • Information obtained here is meant for educational and informational purposes

ONLY, and to motivate and empower you to make your own wellness journey basedon your own research and partnership with your healthcare provider.

  • The statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended

to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

DIY

Gift Giving For Her

This class is all about creating unique gifts for special women and incorporating products from one of the best companies out there. Yes, we’re talking about Young Living!

diffuser jewelry

If you’re feeling a little stumped on what to get the special women in your life, jewelry is always a good choice. Diffuser jewelry, on the other hand, is an even better choice. Pair that diffuser jewelry with a bottle of essential oil and you have just STOLEN HER HEART! But why?

  • wearable item/gift that is also sentimental, especially when you can put on your FAVORITE scent
  • timeless
  • appropriate for people of all ages
  • suitable as a gift for any occasion
  • can suit any personality
  • good for all body types and skin tones
  • great way to apply essential oils and have it last for hours and even the entire day
  • makes it easy to wear oils that may make your skin sensitive to light when applied directly. For example, citrus oils, when applied topically, make your skin extra sensitive to sunlight and you should avoid exposing that area to the direct sun for 12-24 hours after application.

As you can see, it doesn’t matter who the person is, how well you know them, or what the special occasion is… diffuser jewelry is an easy and perfect gift to give.

ADD AN OIL

Gift her an entire bottle of her FAVORITE oil or a few samples that are perfect for her lifestyle. With one drop of oil on her jewelry she can stay uplifted, confident, energized, and happy all day long.

DIFFUSER JEWELRY SHOP

One of my favorite shops for diffuser bracelets is a mom and daughter team called Rock + Oil Fusion. You can find their beautiful and affordable jewelry HERE! Another great place for diffuser jewelry is Put On Love Designs! Check them out HERE! Additionally, you can take a look at what Amazon has to offer. Just be sure you are only using the best oils with the jewelry – when we are gift giving we should only be using safest, most pure essential oils.

OIL SUGGESTIONS

  • Orange & Tangerine – calming in nature with a beautiful citrus scent.
  • Grapefruit – uplifting to the spirit.
  • Citrus Fresh – brings joy to children.
  • Joy – brings joy to the heart.
  • Christmas Spirit – great any time of year and brings on feelings of happiness.
  • Bergamot – turns grief to joy.

DIY perfume

Did you know perfume can be detrimental to your health? The term “fragrance” on labels can be a combination of over 300 harmful chemicals that the company doesn’t have to disclose. This is often why people get headaches when they smell synthetic perfume. It is better to play it safe and create your own perfume with natural and effective essential oils that you KNOW are safe. Not only are these perfumes safe, but their aromatherapy can take you from feeling down and out to happy and confident in a matter of seconds.

Check out these beautiful bottles provided by Silver Orange Boutique on Etsy. You can order these through her shop HERE, fill them with your favorite essential oils combo, and gift them to anyone whose day you want to turn around.

When using a spray bottle for your perfume, add your essential oils and then top with alcohol, like vodka. When using a roller bottle, simply add your essential oils and top with a carrier oil such as V6 from Young Living. Adjust the amount of essential oils used based on your preferred scent. The recipe ideas listed below are for a 10ml bottle.

Bon Vivant – “Somebody who loves life.”

  • 5 drops Joy, 5 drops Geranium, 10 drops Tangerine
  • 5 drops Joy, 15 drops Lemon
  • 5 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce, 5 drops Orange, 2 drops Rose
  • 10 drops Oola Fun, 10 drops White Angelica

Rilassante “Relaxing”

  • 10 drops Stress Away, 10 drops Orange
  • 10 drops Lavender, 5 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Orange
  • 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Stress Away, 10 drops Valor

Amor “Love”

  • 12 drops Ylang Ylang, 8 drops Orange
  • 6 drops Grapefruit, 6 drops Sandalwood, 6 drops Jasmine
  • 10 drops Ylang Ylang, 10 drops Idaho Blue Spruce

bath soak

Women often spend more time caring for others than they do caring for themselves. A gift like this will go a long way because it gives them the opportunity to enjoy some self-care. Please note: this bath soak can also be used as a foot soak.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 bags Chamomile tea
  • 1 c powdered milk
  • 1/4 c cornstarch
  • 1/4 c baking soda
  • 10+ drops of your favorite essential oil {or to preference}

DIRECTIONS

Mix dry ingredients & whisk in essential oil until smooth. Add mixture to jar & allow to “marinate” for 24 hours.

Oil Suggestions for a Relaxing Soak

  • Lavender
  • Stress Away
  • Frankincense
  • Bergamot
  • Orange

Oil Suggestions for a Cleansing & Energizing Soak

  • Myrtle
  • Juniper
  • Thyme
  • Lemon
  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus

soothing scrub

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Body scrubs make your skin look refreshed and rejuvenated by removing dead skin cells. Exfoliation also helps moisturize as it allows for the easy absorption of a skin moisturizer into your now healthy skin. Be sure to avoid applying too much pressure when using your scrub. Use a body scrub a few times a week.

ENERGIZING BODY SCRUB

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-2 Dry OOLA tea bags – “Energy: Peppermint Rush Organic Black Tea” (purchase HERE)
  • ¼-½ cup Jojoba oil
  • 15 drops Orange Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Cypress (optional)
  • 1/4 – 1 tsp beet juice (for pink coloring – optional)

Mix the ingredients in a cute mason jar, tie a ribbon around the top, print off a nice recipe note card and gift it to someone special.

picture & a goodie

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One of the best ways to celebrate a woman for her hard work is by capturing a precious moment and giving her a memento she can cherish for a lifetime. Print out her favorite photo or one that will melt her heart. She won’t forget this gift because it will keep reminding her of the love she has in her life. Pair the photo with an essential oil or a lip gloss. She will remember how thoughtful you were every time she smells that scent or puts on her gloss.

Favorite Oils for Her:

  • Clary Sage – creates a calm and relaxing environment.
  • Dragon Time – can help promote feelings of stability and calm during cycles of moodiness.
  • Lavender – a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. Perfect for a calming scent in the diffuser or in your daily moisturizer.

Savvy Lip Gloss Favorites:

  • Abundant
  • Embrace
  • Journey
  • Maven

Check out all the options HERE! Keep scrolling to find out how you can order these on your very own YL account at 24% off retail!

Get the Best Deal

Who wants to pay full price when you can get the same thing at a discount?

Young Living has several options to help you get started and snag the best deal possible. Even if you already have your own Young Living account, there are still some money-saving tricks you need to know!

Shoot me a message or click here and I can walk you through the options.

a few side notes

  • Information obtained here is meant for educational and informational purposes

ONLY, and to motivate and empower you to make your own wellness journey based

on your own research and partnership with your healthcare provider.

  • The statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended

to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

DIY

Holiday Gift Giving Made Easy (with DIYs!)

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Let’s take the stress out of holiday shopping this year! I have some ideas for you that are perfect for anyone on your list. You can either grab the ready-to-go products on your next order from Young Living and have them shipped right to your door OR take advantage of the DIY recipes and get crafty! Don’t forget that when you order through the Essential Rewards monthly box program you get bonus freebies and points back that you can exchange for MORE goodies!! No matter which option you choose you’re still giving the gift of wellness and sharing the best with the people you love!

Seed to Seal

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Not all essential oils are created equally. When you shop with Young Living you are getting quality products backed by a ‘Seed to Seal’ guarantee that you won’t find anywhere else. You can expect that Young Living will provide you with only the BEST!

  • plant material that is grown on corporately-owned farms or carefully vetted partner farms (that you CAN visit!)
  • sustainable farming and sourcing practices, providing the purest oil
  • great care taken to preserve and protect natural resources
  • hand-weeded fields and ZERO use of pesticides
  • oils that retain all their natural constituents and therapeutic properties
  • use of food-grade distillers with state-of-the-art design and distillation methods
  • low pressure and low temperature distillation, without the use of solvents or synthetic chemicals
  • rigorous testing on each batch by internal labs and third-party facilities
  • oils that are carefully reviewed through every step of production in order to meet or exceed industry safety and purity standards (beyond organic!)

And the best part… if the oils do not meet these high standards they are rejected and will not be bottled as a Young Living product. Now that’s amazing!!

Pretty in Purple

Price Point: $ to $$$

Anyone else an #allthingslavender kind of gal? Young Living has a full array of lavender-infused products that you can mix and match to create custom gift sets for any lady on your list. Take a peek!

  • Lavender Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Lavender Shower Gel
  • Lavender Lotion
  • Lavender Bath Bombs
  • Lavender Lip Balm
  • Lavender Foaming Hand Soap
  • Lavender Oatmeal Bar Soap
  • LavaDerm Cooling Mist

Go all out and grab them all for someone OR grab a few and divide them up into multiple gift sets! I’ve got a spa-themed gift idea I think you’ll love…

  1. Order a bottle of Lavender Lotion, a pack of Lavender Bath Bombs, and four Lavender Lip Balms ($63 wholesale).
  2. Order a set of these 2 oz. containers HERE ($1.17 each).
  3. Head to your nearest dollar store and grab four cute gift bags.
  4. Add one 2 oz. bottle of lotion, one bath bomb, and one lip balm.

For right around $20 each, you just created a spa-themed gift set any woman would love! Feeling like you want to get creative and add a little more lavender to the mix? Whip up a batch of DIY Lavender Bath Melts to include with each set.

Merry & Bright

Price Point: $$$

Brighten up someone’s holidays this year by getting them ready for the next season with Mineral Sunscreen, LavaDerm After-Sun Spray, and Coconut Lime Body Butter! These are already made for you and easy to grab!

If you didn’t already know, traditional sunscreen can have some pretty harmful ingredients inside. Sunscreen may not be a common holiday gift, but trust me, your recipient will thank you when they realize how valuable of a gift this really is. You’re giving the gift of wellness! If you’re feeling crafty try your hand at some DIY Whipped Body Butter. It smells incredible!

Smile Pretty

Price Point: $ to $$

“All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…” so we gotta keep them nice, right?! Who doesn’t want a healthier, whiter smile? Give the gift of Thieves!

All of Young Living’s toothpaste is fluoride-free, made without harsh chemicals or synthetics, and gentle on enamel. Grab your favorite tube and pair it with Thieves mouthwash and dental floss. Hop on Amazon and grab some cool bamboo toothbrushes and kick your gift up a notch!

By ordering a 5-pack of 2 oz. tubes of Arombright and grabbing some small plastic containers to split up the mouthwash, you can whip up several gift bundles at a great price! Take a look…

  • 2 oz. Thieves Aromabright – $5.75
  • 2 oz. Thieves Mouthwash – $2.58 (combine 1 oz. mouthwash with 1 oz. distilled water; price includes cost of plastic container)
  • Thieves Dental Floss – $3.00 (when purchased as a 3-pk)

Add in a toothbrush and you are still under $15! What a practical gift or stocking stuffer! Want to add a little more? Make a DIY Throat Spray using the leftover mouthwash OR just use your Thieves and Lemon essential oils.

The Gift of Self-Care

Price Point: $ to $$$

I am loving the fact that I can grab full-size products and gift them as is OR divvy them up to create multiple gifts, aren’t you? #smartshopper

These oil-infused goodies would make the perfect self-care gift – because we all know how hard it is to make yourself a priority! Give them everything they need from head to toe!

  • Satin Mint Face Scrub
  • LavaMint Softening Foot Scrub
  • Lavender Mint Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Lavender Lip Balm

Want to divvy these up? You can! Young Living shampoo and conditioner is extra thick and concentrated so many people dilute it 50/50 with water. Even diluted it still works great for cleansing and conditioning.

Grab those 2 oz. containers we talked about earlier and add 1 oz. of shampoo/conditioner to each and fill the rest with water. By doing it this way, you can get EIGHT gift-size bottles of shampoo and conditioner out of one, making them only $3.70 each! And that includes the cost of the 2 oz. container!

Grab these ½ oz. jars for just $0.29 each and include a sample of both the Satin Mint Face Scrub and LavaMint Softening Foot Scrub. It may seem like a small amount but a little goes a long way! Package all this and a lip balm in one of these mesh organizers and you’ve got adorable little gift sets perfect for anyone on your list… all for under $25!

Feeling up for another homemade recipe? You could also include an amazing DIY Hand Scrub for silky smooth hands all year round.

Cozy Up

Price Point: $ to $$$$

This gift set would be perfect for any bookworm, homebody, tea- lover, teacher, or neighbor on your list!

Pair one (or more) of these with a cute mug or a warm fleece blanket:

  • Slique Tea
  • Cinnamon Bark Vitality
  • Lemon Vitality
  • Diffuser & Thieves

To keep it super cost effective, grab an affordable mug from your nearest dollar store, fill it with some colorful paper shred and tuck in two Slique tea bags ($1.62) and a bottle of Lemon Vitality ($6.25). That’s less than $10! #teachergift

Throw in a little jar of oil-infused honey and they will love you forever! Place ¼ cup of honey in a jar and add 5-8 drops of Cinnamon Bark Vitality, Lemon Vitality, or Thieves Vitality for flavoring. This goes so well with a hot cup of Slique tea!

Want to add a little flare? These little 2 oz. glass jars from Amazon and mini wooden honey dippers would be adorable in this gift bundle!

Shutran Man

Price Point: $$ to $$$$

Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the men in your life. I have a special gift set just for them. Shutran is the PERFECT blend of ten different essential oils specifically designed for men to boost feelings of masculinity and self-confidence. This blend is also found in Young Living’s entire line of Shutran products, giving the men in your life everything they need to stay fresh and clean from head to toe. Simply choose the ones that fit into your budget and you’re good to go!

  • Shutran Essential Oil
  • Shutran Bar Soap
  • Shutran 3-in-1 Men’s Wash
  • Shutran Beard Oil
  • Shutran Shave Cream
  • Shutran Aftershave Lotion

Once again, you could easily divide up the full-size products into sample sizes to create multiple gift sets or add in a DIY option to stretch those dollars!

Ageless Beauty

Price Point: $ to $$$

Your mom, daughter, sister, or grandma (any lady!) will love Young Living’s line of Orange Blossom products! It will keep their skin healthy and glowing! Pick one or all of them for a great gift bundle!

  • Charcoal Bar Soap (with Orange Blossom)
  • Orange Blossom Facial Wash
  • Orange Blossom Moisturizer

Feeling a little more DIY with this one? Try making an incredible Overnight Face Serum.

Our Furry Friends

Price Point: $ to $$$

We can’t forget about those fur babies! I love that Young Living hasn’t forgotten about them either. Our animals are just as susceptible to all the harmful toxins in our everyday products as we are. Thankfully there is a safer alternative for them! Young Living has an entire Animal Scents collection of pre-diluted essential oils you can use directly on your pets, along with shampoo, ointment and pet chews. This is the perfect collection to gift to your own pets or even your friends’ pets. Take some samples to your local veterinarian’s office; I’m sure they would love it!. #brilliant

Again, grab full products for each recipient OR divide them up and make multiple gift bundles for under $20 each! Let’s do a little math and break this one down…

  • Animal Scents Shampoo – $16.25/8 oz. bottle = $2.03 per ounce
  • Animal Scents Ointment – $24.75/6.3 oz. container = $3.93 per ounce
  • Animal Scents Pet Chews – $20.25/10 ct = $2.03 per chew
  • Animal Scents T-Away – $16.75/15 ml bottle = .05 per drop
  • Animal Scents ParaGize – $11.00/15 ml bottle = .04 per drop

Need container ideas? Try these:

Wrap each pet chew in it’s own food-safe cellophane bag or add a DIY element and make your own Sweet Potato Puppy Muffins using the recipe from prouddogmom.com.

Fresh from the Kitchen

Price Point: $ to $$$$

Know anyone that loves to cook or bake? How about someone that loves to eat? This is the perfect gift AND it’s easy on the budget too! Once again, head to your nearest dollar store and grab a mixing bowl, some spoons and spatulas, maybe add in an oven mitt or apron and your favorite cookbook. Pair that with some Young Living Vitality oils and BAM! You have a deliciously, affordable gift set.

There are over 45 oils to pick from in the Vitality line and many at varying price points – you can grab Lime Vitality for as little as $5.75 wholesale! You can decide which ones will work for you but here are some member favorites…

  • Lemon Vitality
  • Basil Vitality
  • Rosemary Vitality
  • Orange Vitality
  • Peppermint Vitality
  • Lavender Vitality
  • Cinnamon Bark Vitality

If you want Young Living to do the work for you just grab the Vitality Culinary Kit. It includes six of the most popular Vitality oils as well as a high-quality stainless steel mixing bowl with a silicone lid, four stainless steel and silicone utensils (whisk, spatula, scraper, and serving spoon), the Vitality Culinary Cookbook, and a bamboo oil rack. #easy

If you’re in the mood to whip up a DIY then grab a couple mugs, some marshmallows, some Vitality oils, and attach the recipe for Holiday Hot Cocoa.

Get the Best Deal

Who wants to pay full price when you can get the same thing at a discount?

Young Living has several options to help you get started and snag the best deal possible. Even if you already have your own Young Living account, there are still some money-saving tricks you need to know!

Shoot me a message or click here and I can walk you through the options.

DIY

Simple, natural holiday DIYs the whole family will love

usage & safety

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 (Moderate)

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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