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June 2015

DIY Recipes

Father’s Day #DIY Recipe-Beard Balm!

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If you have a bearded man in your life in need of a little moisture, this #DIY Beard Balm is a MUST HAVE!  The best part is you can customize the scent combo you like best just by choosing the essential oils that you want to use in the recipe-I chose Cedarwood and the blend Valor by Young Living.

If you’d asked me a few years ago if I would, at any point in my life, be making DIY Beard Balm, I would have laughed at you. But oh, how things change. I’ve gotten a little #DIY happy with my personal care products lately, after I got fed up with all the chemical-filled products out there I decided to take matters into my own hands and start making my own!  And since Father’s Day is right around the corner I thought this was a cool gift 🙂

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Lotion & body butters were my first products to replace with natural ones……..bye bye Bath & Body Works.  I have also replaced most of my cleaning products at home with ones I make using Young Living essential oils!

Typically, beard oil is made from a carrier oil mixed with essential oils. The carrier oil varies – it can be grape seed, almond, jojoba, even avocado – but I chose jojoba because it’s known to be the champion when it comes to moisturizing. Jojoba oil is perhaps the best massage oil on earth. A little goes a long way and for people with body acne is a welcome non-comedogenic option. Hence, beard balm instead of oil.  A little dab of this beard balm leaves the beard soft, shiny and lightly scented with a clean, spicy scent.

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Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil’s woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma can be added to your favorite skin care products and applied topically. This essential oil includes sesquiterpenes and its powerful scent creates a relaxing, calming, and comforting atmosphere when diffused.

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Valor® Essential Oil is an empowering combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Renowned for its strengthening qualities, Valor enhances an individual’s internal resources. It has also been found to help energy alignment in the body.

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Check out the recipe!

Ingredients:

4 TBS Beeswax

4 TBS Shea Butter

2 TBS Cocoa Butter

2 TBS Jojoba Oil

4 tsp Almond Oil

10-15 drops Cedarwood Oil

10-15 drops Valor Blend Essential Oil

*This is a great-manly blend that works perfectly in guy-specific products! Add it to beard products, shaving soaps, or lotions- anything that you want to have a bit of a manly edge.

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Combine all of the ingredients except for the essential oil in a heat-safe bowl. Transfer the bowl to a double boiler (or similar setup) over medium heat.
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Melt the ingredients into a smooth liquid, stirring occasionally. It will take a few minutes for all of the beeswax to completely dissolve.
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Add in your essential oils!
Carefully pour the mixture into lidded jars….. filling each about ¾ of the way full.
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Finish each jar with a label and you’ve got the perfect Father’s Day gift! Rub a small amount between your fingers and smooth over beard and facial hair.

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ENJOY! :)

 

Young Living Essential Oils

Summer Hair Care #DIY Recipes with Young Living Essential Oils!

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Rejuvenate Your Hair with These Easy DIY Recipes

You don’t have to choose between enjoying the sun and taking care of your hair!  It’s boating season for many in Michigan and we will be hitting the beaches and pools too so take care of those luscious locks.  Michigan summers mean sun, chlorine, wind and if not taken care of properly your hair will be a giant mess.  Keep your hair looking it’s best with these EASY and chemical-FREE #DIY #YoungLiving hair recipes!

DIY Dry HairSpritz

For dull or dry hair, spritz this recipe all over throughout the day to keep it from looking worn and brittle, especially Ylang Ylang - Young Living Essential Oilsif you are planning a day in the sun.

Add all ingredients in a 12-oz. spray bottle. Shake well before spritzing over hair, avoiding the roots.

DIY Detangler

Summer activities can tangle up your hair……..spent too much time on the paddle board? Smooth outRoyal Hawaiian SaRoyal Hawaiian Sandalwood - Young Livingndalwood hair-craziness with this detangler!

Put conditioner into a 12-oz. spray bottle. Add distilled water and shake. Add essential oils and shake again. To use, spray on dry or damp hair, focusing on the ends.

DIY Highlights

Remember using Sun-in??  I was addicted to that stuff and it was filled with chemicals!  If you want to use a chemical-FREE way to get naturally looking summer highlights listen up 🙂   Lighten any hair color with this recipe for sun-kissed highlights. Be conservative with darker hair to avoid brassy Citrus Fresh - Young Livinghues.

Add all ingredients into a 12-oz. spray bottle and shake to combine. To use, shake well and spritz throughout hair when spending time in the sun. Start with a small amount to avoid over-drying hair.

Enjoy these summer days & nights-XO

Andrea

Young Living Essential Oils

Animal Scents Oil Collection-Chemical Free Products For Our Pets!!

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Your pets are like family…..so pamper them like it!! #AnimalScents shampoo from Young Living is non-toxic, all-natural and formulated especially to pamper your friends from paws to tail. It contains five powerful essential oils which are blended to gently cleanse, increase luster and enhance grooming. It’s highly concentrated and smells AMAZING!! #PeaceLoveEO #YoungLiving #MittenMindset

Essential Oils are not just for humans……..Young Living has some wonderful products and oil blends made exclusively for our beloved pets.

Animal Scents Oil Collection!

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You purchase these oils as a collection or purchase them individually!  That’s right, no more waiting for all oils or purchasing extras that you don’t need. Just simply pick out the oils that work for your family, add to your Essential Rewards and they get delivered to your door 🙂

If you are still looking for the full collection, you can stock up with the following

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  • Animal Scents™ Oil Collection
    • 15ml PuriClean™
    • 15ml Infect Away™
    • 15ml Mendwell™
    • 15ml ParaGize™
    • 15ml RepelAroma™
    • 15ml T-Away™

animal scents care kit

  • 6.3 oz Animal Scents™ Ointment
  • 8 oz Animal Scents™ Shampoo
  • 14.4 oz RepelAroma™ Spray
  • 6 pk. Spray Bottle Applicators
  • 6 pk. AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment

 

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Which oil blends come in the Animal Collection?

  • PuriClean™ — Cleanses and refreshes the skin.
  • Infect Away™ — Supports a healthy skin barrier.
  • Mendwell™ — Supports healthy skin repair.
  • ParaGize™ — Helps promote healthy digestion.
  • RepelAroma™ — Helps animals enjoy the outdoors without annoyance.
  • T-Away™ — Helps animals cope with emotional blocks and supports a new level of emotional freedom and joy.

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How do you use the Animal Collection from Young Living?

  1. PuriClean™: Add 1-2 drops to the affected area to support proper cleansing. Use an AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment to apply a generous amount to clean the affected area. Put 8-10 drops in a 1-oz. spray bottle with distilled water for a quick skin-cleansing spritz.
  2. Mendwell™: Massage 1-2 drops on the affected area. Use an AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment to apply a generous amount to promote wound healing.*
  3. ParaGize™: Add 2-4 drops to water.
  4. Infect Away™: Add 1-2 drops to the affected area to support proper healing. Put 8-10 drops in a 1-oz. spray bottle with distilled water to support wound-healing properties.
  5. RepelAroma™: Apply 2-4 drops to your hands and pet onto your animal’s coat. Add to a spray bottle and spritz generously on your animal’s coat or skin to keep bugs away. Diffuse to keep pests away from certain areas in the home or small areas outdoors.
  6. T-Away™: Add 1 drop behind each ear to calm during times of grief or agitation.* Diffuse for 30 minutes 3 times daily to support positive emotional perseverance. Use an AromaGlide Roller Fitment to apply to the bottoms of paws or on the flanks.*

Unfortunately you will only be able to get one a month, so make sure you get these in your #EssentialRewards shipment.

Stay tuned for some of #OilyPetRecipes as I will be making a flea collar soak next!

Happy Oiling~

Andrea

**Modern scientific research has not yet validated these traditional claims.  This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.