Essential Oils for Dudes: Beard Oil

Real men use essential oils. If your beard is feeling a bit scraggly, itchy or straw-like, try this beard oil to help improve the overall look, feel and texture. It also helps reduce split-ends!

Continue reading “Essential Oils for Dudes: Beard Oil”

Advertisements

Essential Oils 101: Seven Everyday Recipes

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of getting your Young Living Premium Starter Kit, opening it for the first time and gazing at the beautiful bottles found inside!

But then you might start to panic and wonder what you’re going to do with all these oils! Never fear, here are a few easy ways to make the most of your Premium Starter Kit!

ODOR ELIMINATING DIFFUSER BLEND

Purification Young Living Essential Oil Lavender Young Living Essential OilNow that you’ve got a beautiful new diffuser, use it to clean and freshen the air without the harmful chemicals that candles and other air freshener products have.

  • 5 drops Purification oil
  • 3 drops Lavender oil
  • Fill diffuser with distilled water, then put in essential oils
  • Breathe easy!

Recipe courtesy of Essential Oil Obsessed

Lemon Vitality Essential OilLEMON WATER

Lemon water is such a great way to wake up in the morning. It doesn’t have the sour bite that lemon juice has, but all the wonderful benefits!

  • Add 1 or 2 drops of  Lemon Vitality to water
  • Shake or stir depending on your container, but please always make sure it is made of glass (plastic and oils don’t play nice together)!
  • Enjoy!

NATURAL DEODORANT

This was one of the first DIY beauty/cosmetic products I tried. It was love at first sniff! I feel so much better knowing that I’m avoid all the gross chemicals of traditional deodorants and antiperspirants. You don’t want that stuff getting into your body

  • Purification Young Living Essential Oil1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 10 drops Purification oil
  • Mix ingredients using a stand mixer or by hand (you may need to melt coconut oil first, but it’s not necessary)
  • Store in a glass container (I use a mason jar)
  • Place mixture in the fridge for several hours to set
  • Apply to arm pits with fingertips

If the mixture ever becomes too runny for you (perhaps during the hotter summer months), just put it back in the fridge for a couple hours.

Recipe courtesy of Annie’s Simple Life

FACE LOTION

Frankincense Lavender Young Living Essential OilThis DIY lotion feels amazing on my face! Although Tea Tree is not included in the current version of the Premium Starter Kit, I add it to my lotion to support blemish fighting!

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 7 drops Lavender oil
  • 7 drops Frankincense oil
  • 1-3 drops of liquid Vitamin E (optional)
  • Whip all ingredients together
  • Store in glass container
  • Place in fridge for several hours to set

Recipe courtesy of Unexpected Elegance

OILS ON THE GO! DIY CAR DIFFUSER

Stress Away Young Living Essential OilEveryone loves a nice smelling car! But those traditional car air fresheners are GROSS. But you can easily make a felt diffuser to use in your vehicle. No automobile is complete without a tree-shaped freshener hanging from the rear view mirror… this one is just a little less toxic:)

  • Cut felt into any shape you’d like
  • Hang on your rear view mirror and put a few drops of your favorite EO on the felt. Try Stress Away… perfect for an unexpected traffic jam or fussy kids!
  • Reapply as needed. (It’s not uncommon to add more when it’s hot outside, the oils burn off faster in the heat!)

IMG_1170

Shameless plug… Visit my Etsy shop if you want to buy one!

OUTDOOR SPRAY

Thieves Peppermint Purification Young Living Essential OilHere in Michigan, bugs and outdoor critters are a pain in the butt! I’ve taken this outdoor spray camping and just on everyday outdoor excursions.

  • 6 oz witch hazel
  • 10 drops of Peppermint oil
  • 10 drops of Thieves oil
  • 5 drops of Purification oil
  • Put all ingredients into an 8 oz spray bottle (glass or stainless steel)
  • Shake to mix before each use

Recipe courtesy of Crystal and Co.

NIGHT TIME DIFFUSER BLEND

Lavender Young Living Essential OilNight time is one of my favorite times to diffuse lavender because it’s so calming! Try this night time blend if you’ve got a snorer in the family (I have to raise my hand, I’m the one sawing logs in our house).

  • 3 to 5 drops of Lavender oil
  • Optional oils in your Premium Starter Kit: Stress Away, Frankincense
  • Place in diffuser with water about a half hour before you go to sleep or run the diffuser when you hit the hay!

Other oils to consider adding to your night time routine: Cedarwood, Vetiver, Peace and Calming (I or II), Chamomile… the possibilities are endless!

It’s always good to keep in mind that oils affect people in different ways. For example, Lavender knocks my husband out at night, while Cedarwood is more effective for me. Try different combinations to see what works for you.

How to get these essential oils

These seven recipes don’t even begin to scratch the surface of all the ways that essential oils can be incorporated into your everyday life. With the Premium Starter Kit, you can get the biggest bang for your buck when getting started with essential oils. Young Living chose these eleven oils for a reason – because they are so versatile!

If you haven’t signed up to become a member of Young Living yet, I hope you’ll consider joining me on the journey to wellness. Click here to join. If you sign up using my member # 3869797, I will include some special goodies and resources!

Did you like these seven everyday essential oil recipes? If so, I can publish more ways to use the oils found in the Premium Starter Kit!

 

ESSENTIAL OIL 101 RECIPES: NATURAL Deodorant

I’m still a total newbie when it comes to essential oils and green/DIY beauty products. I purchased my Young Living Premium Starter Kit more than a month ago and I still feel a bit overwhelmed about how I’m going to do with ALL these oils.

Since some of you may be experiencing the same thing, I thought I’d share some of the easy recipes I’ve been trying with the oils in my kit.

deodorant-list

NATURAL DEODORANT

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 10 drops Purification
  • Mix ingredients (may need to melt coconut oil first, but it’s not necessary)
  • Apply to arm pits with fingertips. Store in a glass container

NOTE: Natural deodorant isn’t typically an antiperspirant, like we’re used to with traditional products. You will still sweat (that’s a good thing… it’s your body’s natural way of getting toxins out of your body)! Good news – your sweat will smell lovely!

Thanks to Ann from Annie’s Simple Life for this recipe.

More essential oil 101 recipes coming soon! Do you have any suggestions?