DIY Recipes

DIY Bath Bombs

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So I’ve been making stuff with my essential oils for about a year now…….I’ve made creams, deodorant, shower soothers, lotion bars and lots of other chemical-free yummy stuff!  I finally perfected my BATH BOMB recipe!!  I’m excited because I’ve been experimenting for awhile and things were just coming up short either they weren’t fizzy enough, or not bright enough colored, not scented enough, etc. BUT now I’m posting a recipe that really works and is easy.  It may still take a few tries for you get it down but you will & then you can make your own #Lush inspired bath bombs 🙂
Just an FYI if you like the Karma scented bath bomb from Lush then use these oils to scent your bath bombs:
  • Bergamot
  • Patchouli
  • Orange

A few other favorites are:

  • Peppermint
  • Lavender
  • Stress Away (Young Living blend)
Ingredients
  • 2 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup epsom salt
  • 5 tbs almond oil (or apricot kernal)
  • 30 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oils
  • 1 tbs water
  • mica powder to color
  • **optional** non-toxic glitter

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Instructions
  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients, then mix into the dry. Mix quickly as you pour the wet ingredients in as the water will start to react. Make sure to mix very well.
  3. If using glitter, sprinkle some in the molds, then promptly scoop in the mixture and press down.
  4. Let them sit in the molds and dry for at least 24 hours.
  5. You can leave out if using within a few days, but it is best to store bath bombs in air tight packaging long term, so they will hold their scent well.

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ENJOY~

Andrea

 

 

Mitten Hot Spots

Small Business Saturday in the Mitten!

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It’s time to take that Black Friday energy and support small, local businesses in your community!!

Here is great list of hot spots around the #Mitten:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Shop local this holiday season & GIVE back to your local community in a BIG way 🙂

Enjoy~

Andrea

 

DIY Recipes

Feeling Under the Weather?

DIY Immunity Boosting Tea

So I woke up this morning and my throat felt like someone stabbed it with a knife……then I took a deep breath in and my chest felt heavy.  Ahhhh the joys of living through the four seasons in the Mitten 🙂  I’m not sure if its allergies or what but I am a BUSY working mom and nobody’s got time for this crap!  Last winter when I first fell in love with these little wonder bottles of essential oils-I discovered adding a drop of lemon & thieves blend oils to my green tea.

AMAZING results!  Sore throat…..gone!  Congestion…….breaking up!  Energy………coming back!

Starting to feel a bit under the weather…. Slightly congested?  READ BELOW:

This is my go-to-combo:
Green tea                                        1 cup
Honey                                             1 tablespoon
Lemon essential oil                      1 drop
Thieves blend                                1 drop
#youngliving #healthymama #thieves #naturalremedies #essentialoils #diy

Cheers to Good Health!

Andrea~

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Get Ready For Some Natural Energy!

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Got energy drinks?

I hate to admit it but I used to drink Red Bull…..and enjoy it!  What I did not enjoy were the side effects like the jitters from the caffeine high or the crash I felt a few hours later.  It’s been almost one year since I was introduced to Young Living and all of its amazing natural products.  It feels so good to be using products that are not only chemical free but made from pure, natural ingredients!

Get ready for some NingXia Zyng!  Let’s spotlight one of Young Living’s new products called NingXia Zyng.  NingXia Zyng is a sparkling beverage that is very light and refreshing. You will not only feel hydrated but also a “Zyng” of energy. Zyng gets it Zing from its proprietary blend of black pepper and lime essential oils. It also contains wolfberry in a puree form along with white tea extract. With a fruitful hint you may taste the pear and blackberry juice concentrates.  NingXia Zyng only contains 35 calories per serving which is 8.4 ounces. Talk about invigorating all of your senses, you are going to love this new drink. NingXia Zyng has no artificial sweeteners, additives or preservatives. It is sweetened with natural stevia.

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This is my obligatory disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and they have not been evaluated by the FDA. My blog may contain some affiliate links to help support the continued education from this blog.

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Crafty Girls and Their Essential Oils!

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Making ‪#‎DIY‬ essential oil roller blends tonight with my niece Emma 😎

We had a blast making all these custom roller blends tonight!! Recipes to follow 😎 my personal favorite was the new focus blend…..peppermint and orange essential oils 🌿🍋 ‪#‎youngliving‬ ‪#‎peaceloveeo‬ ‪#‎rollerblends‬ ‪#‎essentialoils‬ ‪#‎aromatherapy‬ ‪#‎joinmyteam‬ ‪#‎oilyfamilies‬

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RECIPES:
Focus Blend-

  • 10 drops Peppermint
  • 10 drops Orange

Happy Dancer Blend-

  • 10 drops Lavender
  • 8 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Jasmine

Good Vibes Blend-

  • 8 drops Valor
  • 8 drops Frankincense
  • 8 drops Joy

Relax Blend-

  • 10 drops Valor
  • 10 drops Peace & Calming
  • 10 drops Lavender

Deep Relief Blend-

  • 8 drops PanAway
  • 5 drops Stress Away
  • 3 drops Valor
  • 3 drops Peace & Calming

SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) Blend-

  • 8 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 8 drops Orange
  • 6 drops Christmas Spirit

Mom’s Tool Kit Blend-

  • 8 drops Peace & Calming
  • 8 drops Stress Away
  • 6 drops Joy

Exhaustion Blend-

  • 7 drops Eucalyptus
  • 5 drops Rosemary
  • 3 Grapefruit

Mental Clarity Blend-

  • 6 drops Lemon
  • 4 drops Rosemary
  • 2 drops Cypress

Roller Bottles make the topical application of oils super easy. Depending on the recipe you add your drops of oils in a roller bottle, and then fill it up the rest of the way with carrier oil. 

Plant Guru Carrier Oil Variety Pack 16oz PRO

Carrier oils are a must-have if you plan to use essential oils for anything other than homemade cleaning products. A carrier oil is simply a liquid vegetable oil of some sort that is used to dilute the very concentrated essential oils.

My favorite carrier oil is Apricot Kernal Oil.  Other options would include olive oil (kinda greasy, but it works), avocado oil, sweet almond oil, and fractionated coconut oil.

You can usually find these at your local health food store, or Amazon carries them.

*Fractionated coconut oil is simply coconut oil that has had the long chain fatty acids removed from it. The benefit of FCO is that it stays liquid at room temp, and is a lot handier to use for essential oil applications than regular coconut oil, which is usually solid at room temp.

Use a carrier oil if you are applying a “hot” essential oil like Oregano or Peppermint, as well as well you are applying essential oils to a child or someone with sensitive skin.

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Well……start rolling it up 🙂

Andrea

 

 

 

DIY Recipes

DIY Lemon & Honey Organic Sugar Scrub………Heavenly!

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This is a DIY lemon & honey sugar scrub to keep your skin glowingly happy!  It’s a great exfoliate for dry skin and has lots of moisturizing power built in with coconut oil.

It is ideal for mature skin and will also help fade age spots and sun spots.

The lemon oil is known for its clarifying and cleansing properties.

You can use it on your hands, body or face.

The organic coconut oil and raw honey will deeply moisturize your skin.

The organic sugar will gently exfoliate dead cells and will leave your skin refreshed.

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of organic  sugar
  • 8 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 1/2 cup of unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of raw honey

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Instructions:

  • Mix the organic sugar with the coconut oil and honey
  • Add the lemon essential oil
  • Use 1 tablespoon of scrub at a time and rub the paste in your palms until loosened
  • Gently massage for 3 to 5 minutes on wet skin and rinse with warm water

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Your skin will be gently exfoliated and look radiant

Use weekly as a part of your beauty routine 🙂

Try it, your wallet and body will thank you!

 

We recommend Young Living for the essential oils.

 

Enjoy~

Andrea

DIY Recipes

DIY Sleepy Time Roller

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Love these sleepy time roller blends! Filling orders tonight and loving using my washi tape to jazz things up 😎
I use these oils and oil blends in mine:
8 drops Lavender
8 drops Cedarwood
6 drops Peace & Calming
6 drops Valor

*Fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil
**Apply to wrists, behind ears and to bottom of feet before bedtime 😎
#peaceloveeo #youngliving #essentialoils #mittenmindset #washitape #diy
Enjoy-Andrea

 

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Foaming Hand Soap #ChemicalFree

DIY Foaming Hand Soap
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So listen up…….I decided about 8 months ago to ditch the Bath & Body Works, and all the other fun, smelly and perfectly packaged hand soaps!  It was SO HARD because I’m a product junkie.  And we like to buy our fancy, store bought products right?  WELL have you taken the time to read the labels and research a little about what your putting on your body?  Your skin is the biggest surface area and your really contaminating yourself every time you put on that pumpkin spice body soap or lotion.
When I first started using Young Living essential oils I was overwhelmed…..where would I start with making my own products.  Then I just started replacing one product in my bath and beauty routine.  It was easy and I felt this sense of accomplishment like I was checking things off my list.  I have been doing replacement buying with the oils……meaning I’m actually saving $$$ using my oils to make #chemicalfree products I used to pay big bucks for at Macy’s and Target.  AND I’m getting better results 🙂
Ingredients:
  • A Foaming Soap Dispenser (Amazon Prime-you must get a membership for your DIY stuff)
  • 2 Tbs. of Dr. Bronners Soap (Target, Amazon or any health food store)
  • Distilled Water
  • 1 tsp. of Almond Oil
  • 8 drops of Young Living essential oils
Instructions:
  • Fill the soap dispenser with water about 3/4 of the way
  • Add the soap and almond oil
  • Add 8 drops of any essential oil
  • Add more water to fill bottle

My favorite blends:

  • Thieves with the peppermint Dr. Bronners Soap
  • Lavender and Tea Tree with unscented Dr. Bronners Soap
  • Orange and Lemon with unscented Dr. Bronners Soap
  • Peace & Calming II with unscented Dr. Bronners Soap 

This is so easy & makes great gifts too-ENJOY!!!

 

DIY Recipes

Lavender Lemonade!

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Can you believe that August is almost over??  This summer has flown by but I’m not ready to let it go just yet……we still have about 4 weeks left of our #MittenSummer and I’m making the most of it.  This recipe is perfect for any party or gathering and it’s healthy and refreshing.

~Lavender Lemonade~
This Lemonade is amazing! Its so refreshing-perfect for boating or camping the #Mitten


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cup of Fresh Squeezed Lemons
  • 8 cups Water + 3/4 cup Water
  • 3/4 cup Raw Cane Sugar
  • 3 Drops of YL Lavender Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops of YL Lemon Essential Oil

Instructions:

  • 1st put the sugar and 3/4 cup of water in a small sauce pan and warm over medium heat till the sugar is dissolved
  • Set aside and let cool
  • Squeeze the lemons and add to a GLASS pitcher then add the water
  • Once the sugar water is cooled add the Essential oils to it
  • Stir then add to the lemon water
  • Serve over ice and ENJOY!!!

Can be stored in the fridge for 4 to 5 days