DIY: Essential Oil Blends

Joining Young Living has been one of the best decisions I’ve made this year, they offer a variety of products that promote health and wellness. I use my oils every day, all day long and now I can’t imagine not having them around. I was excited about my most recent essential rewards order that had 2 free oils {aroma seiz & ravinstara} free thieves cleaner, my purchase of copaiba, and these convenient rollerball caps.

rollerball

To make these blends I first cleaned up empty oil bottles I had put aside {don’t trash your empty bottles}, wrapped them with washi tape and labeled with a marker. I followed the recipes below then topped off the bottles with grape seed oil and attached the rollerball caps. Enjoy!

Skin
{apply directly on any skin irritation}
7 drops lavender
7 drops tea tree

Motivation
{apply to wrist, temples, & back of neck when you need a push during the day}
5 drops geranium
5 drops orange
5 drops lavender

Sleep
{apply to wrists, bottom of feet, temples, & back of neck before bed}
5 drops lavender
5 drops cedarwood
5 drops copaiba

Wake Up!
{apply to wrists, neck, and temples first thing in the morning}
5 drops grapefruit
5 drops black pepper
5 drops peppermint

Blessings

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The Official Deodorant Recipe

I’ve known about the harmful chemicals in antiperspirants for a while but I didn’t know what other option I had so I just accepted it. When I received my Young Living essential oils kit I was inspired to use them to make a natural deodorant and I’m so happy I did.

The first step in this process was accepting that I was going to sweat. For many years I chose antiperspirants so that no sweat would leave that area of my body. Yes, completely unhealthy. I made the easiest recipe I could find with ingredients I already had on hand. I melted and combined the ingredients into a mason jar and used a wooden craft stick as my applicator. I did this for a few days and I noticed that I wasn’t smelling the way I had intended to (even after multiple applications) but I refused to give up!

I started doing more research and during this time I learned about Purification essential oil. It doesn’t cover up odors but goes in and kills the odor. Aha! If the odor that comes from our bodies is caused by bacteria leaving, then incorporating this oil would help to combat that smell. It did!

Another thing I didn’t like about the trial deodorant was its consistency. Coconut oil has a low melting point so there were areas of liquid in the jar along with solid parts. What was I going to do when traveling? Add beeswax!

I melted down what I had already made, added beeswax and incorporated Purification into the mixture. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. I have found that I actually smell better than I did when using the antiperspirants. I think this has something to do with letting your body work the way it was designed. I’m so thankful I found these oils. They remove toxins from the area where they are applied so I like to think that every time I apply my deodorant, I’m actually detoxifying that area of my body.

Natural Deodorant Recipe

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup beeswax
1/3 cup arrowroot powder
1/4 baking soda
10 drops YL lavender essential oil
10 drops YL purification essential oil
5 drops YL tea tree essential oil
Deodorant containers

In a double boiler melt down coconut oil and beeswax. Stir in arrowroot powder and baking soda until you reach a smooth consistency then add in oils and stir a few more times. Pour liquid into containers and put in refrigerator to harden. Once they are firm (about 15 minutes) you can move them to your cabinet to store.

This recipe makes enough to fill up three containers and still have a little extra. If you notice a hole in the middle of the container after the mixture has hardened just pour the extra onto it. You can also purchase clear sticker paper to print a label for a personalized touch.

Be blessed!

LG9

Solution for the “Lived-In” Home

vivid

I was planning to wait awhile before sharing Young Living because I wanted to have a complete knowledge of the products and personal experience using them. I realized it would be quite some time before I could try every oil, cleaning product, nutrition supplement, and personal care item. Also, I fell in love with my essentials kit and found so many uses that it’s hard to not share. Although I’ve only scratched the surface with essential oils, I’m convinced we will be together forever. Soon after I received my oils I set a mixture to diffuse before I left our home and when I returned later that evening our home smelled fresh and invigorating. I didn’t know this experience was possible and in my head I was holding hands with an oil bottle suited person and skipping off into paradise. There it was, we had found one another.

We live in an older home that has its own set-in, permanent, everlasting “smell”. Not an odor but a… signature smell. I would mask this with a candle or a wax warmer and the fragrance would last as long as the wax was burning/melting but now I’ve found a solution that outlasts that “lived-in” fragrance. I took to pinterest and essential oil blogs in search of inspiration and I found just that. I learned that you can utilize the oils in your home without using a diffuser. I personally love the diffuser and I want one for every room but I also like being able to take a bottle and spray whatever room I’m in.

I also found cleaning mixtures for all areas of the house and I put them to use. Now I can spray my own furniture cleaner without holding my breath and being concerned if it’s going to make contact with the kids. I can blissfully spray away and inhale the air around me without ingesting unknown chemicals. I know what I put in the bottle, I know what I’m breathing in.

 And now I share with you my latest discoveries…

room

Room Freshener
4 oz bottle
2 oz witch hazel
2 oz water
5 drops of purification

counter

Counter Cleaner
4 oz bottle
4 oz water
3 drops of lemon
2 drops of citrus fresh
5 drops of thieves

laundry

Laundry Freshener
{spray in dryer}
4 oz bottle
2 oz witch hazel
2 oz water
10 drops of lavender

I will be putting more information about Young Living on the blog soon but if you have decided you’d like to join me, click here to sign up for your own wholesale membership! {I signed up with the Premium Starter Kit & highly recommend it}

Be blessed!

LG4