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DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

Top Essential Oils for DIY Lovers

Something for my DIY + essential oil friends: Essential Oils for DIY lovers. These are my top must have oils. Sometimes my body, energy level and mood needs a little extra support! 

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Party time:

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1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

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3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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Top Essential Oils for DIY lovers

Hello fellow DIY lovers!!! 

With the studio renovation in progress (follow #helloredreno), I’ve never been so grateful for the power of essential oils! As a DIY enthusiast, I always have one project or another going on and as a DIY blogger, the process from start to finish takes a little longer. Know what I mean? I ALWAYS ALWAYS have my essential oils within reach! Why would it even matter? Well, here are some of my favorite must have essential oils when it comes DIY.

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Peppermint Vitality – energize! Add a drop to morning coffee or a cold glass of water (be prepared – it’s powerful). It’s gonna wake you up! essential oils @diyshowoff

Diffuse for an energizing scent and to enhance concentration…that tip “measure once, cut twice”? It’s so easy to work on auto-pilot and make mistakes. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need a poke to bring me back to mental clarity and alertness. 

peppermint essential oil #diy Peppermint is also cooling. I like to add a couple of drops to a 2 oz. spray bottle. Spritz the back of my neck when working in the heat or feeling overheated. It’s so refreshing. Store it in the fridge. A must have for working outdoors in the summer! 

DIY Cooling Mist

Keep calm & cool off! DIY cooling spray @diyshowoff

Paint fumes? I always opt for a low or no VOC but the smell of paint can be brutal. Add 10-15 drops or so of Citrus Fresh to a gallon of paint to help neutralize the strong odor.

citrus fresh essential oils #diy

Carpet freshener: I like to mix 5-10 drops in a cup of baking soda to create a DIY carpet freshener. Sprinkle before bed, vacuum in the a.m. LOVE it! (Purification or Citrus Fresh). 

Speaking of fresh. Choose a scent you love (lavender would work too!) and freshen up the mattress!

#DIY essential oils

Lavender: Life can be crazy and busy. Sometime my brain has trouble turning off at the end of the day when there’s so much going on. Lavender in a relaxing bath, on my feet and temples.  I like to keep a DIY linen mist spray bottle on the night stand. 

Young Living essential oils @diyshowoff

Lemon – cleaning power! Sticky residue? A drop of lemon oil will dissolve the sticky mess like magic! 

lemon essential oils #diy

DiGize – When we’re working on a DIY big project, meal time is usually on the go or last priority which means we’re grabbing something quick and it’s not always a healthy choice. DiGize is my best friend and I’m never without it! NEVER! I either apply topically around my belly button or for faster relief, I will add a drop to water (1 oz – shot glass size), hold my nose and ‘down the hatch’. Instant results! 

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PanAway + Copaiba – after a long day, DIY can be quite the work out. Vibrations from power tools = stiff arms. I’ll usually add a drop of PanAway to a squirt of V6 (carrier oil) and just rub it in as needed. Soooo soothing! Tip: Add a drop of Copaiba to magnify! 

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Stress Away – Dealing with complicated project details, timelines, budgets, things not working out as planned? “Stress Aways” says it all. They should sell it by the gallon. Bathe in it! Sprinkle some on yourself. Douse your spouse. Whatever it takes. This smells amazing too…a little like vacation to me. You need it! 

Young Living essential oils @diyshowoff essential oils @diyshowoff

Clean up: Thieves Household Cleaner is the best clean cleaner out there, in my opinion. This cleaning concentrate has no harsh chemicals and packs a powerful punch of cleanup and your lungs will thank you! 

Thieves household cleaner #diy

If you’re an avid addicted do-it-yourselfer too, you might want to consider adding some essential oils to alleviate the symptoms and side effects that accompany DIY! Or if you already are, are you in Salt Lake City as we speak?! Let’s connect! 

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Haven’t added essential oils to your home yet? CLICK HERE to learn more about getting an amazing brand of high quality oils. I’ll also connect you to some fun and helpful communities on Facebook. You may even recognize some of your favorite DIY bloggers in the groups! It’s an amazing community of friends! I also teach classes regularly so they don’t just sit in the box and I’m offering a 2ND DIFFUSER when you purchase one of the Premium Starter Kits HERE! One for your home, one for your tool box! 

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Hi friends! I bet everyone is just knocking out the DIY projects left and right! Right? lol Or are you enjoying a leisurely summer vacation? There’s time for both! If you have a DIY project to share, link up below and show off that creativity and hard work! 

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

What’s New with You?

Working on getting back to old school blogging! More about the friendships and getting to know you! 

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Party time:

Let’s get this party started! 

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1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only and YOUR IMAGES ONLY. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only. Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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What’s New with You?

 Hi DIY friends! How was your weekend? Okay. So something has been on my mind. And it’s just time to hit ‘publish’ and hope for the best because the time for caring what others think is standing in my way! 

Today is less about DIY and more about connections and friendships. I was just thinking about how much I miss being more personal and less “article” like with blogging when the realization hit me from the back of my subconscious that … “hey, it’s your blog! You’re the #girlboss. It can be whatever you want!” I think part of it is I felt the need to rebrand. Because it’s a DIY blog. DIY day and night, right? Well, waiting around for that day to arrive (the rebranding) has only pushed my goals back and halted progress. So, why not just start today?

Color Lover's Room Makeover - dining room reveal @diyshowoff (navy, chartreuse, blush and gray for a soft but colorful fresh new look) #colorlovers #birchlanecolorlovers #TheMinecolorlovers #mintedcolorlovers

My blog doesn’t have to be an online magazine filled with beautifully staged images for every post (although who doesn’t love that – reason to ::swoon:: 24/7?!), but there’s no reason for me to feel like I always have to keep up or play the comparison game or feel ‘less than’ because I haven’t done a project or posted in a while or hired an assistant or paid a writer. Right? This blog started as a journal and introduced me to some pretty sweet and amazing online friends. That’s the place I’m looking to be again. That’s the part of blogging that I treasure. The friendships. I’ve always strived for authenticity and it’s time to own it. I miss the simplicity and that’s what I’m working to reclaim. 

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Yes, my blog developed into a full time career. What a blessing! What a dream come true! Yes! Yessssssss! But the biggest part of that happening is my readers! You! I miss the part where friendships developed first, the business part being a perk. I hope to get back to that place of getting to know you! My goal is to get back to the friendship part of blogging, without worrying about SEO, page views and getting caught up in the next best way to promote a post, gain the most followers or heck, to even be sure followers see what I post. I’m thrilled that you found your way here and we can consider it serendipity at this point! 

Soooo, back to the beginning – In case it’s been a while or we haven’t ‘met’, I’m Roeshel or Shelly. I answer to both. I’m a blog author, mom, wife, daughter, sister and grandma (known as Nannie) to the sweetest little boy and I just love life!!! I am blessed!

Roeshel @diyshowoff

Currently going on with me: I’m renovating a studio/office/efficiency apartment space. It’s a work in progress and a slow one at that but I love the process so I don’t stress over deadlines. Well, I’m not completely convinced of that last sentence yet! ha! (Pssst. There is progress on the studio, so of course more on that coming soon! #helloredreno)

Oh and as you read this, I might even be at the zoning office facing the unknown so keep me in your thoughts today. I have no idea what to expect!

I’m also working towards a certification to be completed in July that is pushing me outside of my comfort zone. More about that another time. I’ll across the country for a convention later this month and to be honest, I suffer from travel anxiety and I don’t want to go but I force myself because I know I’ll have regrets if I don’t. lol Do you do that too?

I try to remember to savor every precious moment but at the same time, I feel like if I can just get through crazy June, I can relax, unwind, go at my own pace and enjoy summer!

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So just for today and perhaps something regular, let’s get to know each other again or work on getting re-acquainted. No matter what brought you here today, I’d love to just know a little about you. Who are you? What’s going on in your life? What’s on your mind?  Let’s connect the old fashioned way, in the comments below or find me on Facebook if that’s easier for you. Tell me something about YOU, your day, your plans, your life, your dreams. 

And maybe there won’t be any comments. And that’s okay too. Because I’m putting it out there. I’m pushing my fears aside and taking the leap of faith that you will reply and we’ll become better acquainted and hopefully good friends. I’m believing that something greater than us brought you here today for a reason, to introduce us. Have a happy day and a wonderful week! 

I look forward to re-connecting or e-meeting and getting to knowing you!

That DIY Party – Summer Edition

That DIY Party time!

Summer and DIY go together so well, don’t they? Nice weather, longer days and motivation! What’s new with you? Show off your creativity by linking up or check out the links and be inspired by what everyone else is doing!

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

Yards Sale Finds: Repurpose & Refresh

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Party time: 

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1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

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3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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Yardsale Finds and Repurposing

Repurpose something old! It’s that time of year! It’s a great time to hit the yard sales and estate sales. Scoop up fun inspiration for making something old new again. Check out these repurposed, upcycled and refreshed ideas!

Chandelier – one of my favorite DIY projects from the past. It does require a lot of TLC for the plants. I also love the idea of solar lights in place of plants. 

Chandelier Planter

DIYShowOff chandelier planter

Light Fixture – DIY at your own risk. Always make sure to use non flammable materials and to consult an electrician.

Globe Light Fixture

globe light cover

Repurposed Pallet – learn how to choose one that’s not chemically treated and plant a mobile herb garden.

Pallet Garden

vertical pallet herb garden

Or fill it with flowers for a beautiful outdoor feature.

Flower Pallet Garden

flower pallet garden @diyshowoff

Industrial milk can side table – look for unique pieces to repurpose!

DIY industrial milkman side table @diyshowoff summer patio DIY industrial milkman side table @diyshowoff summer patio

Tea cups for planters. 

Succulents in Tea Cups

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And a bundt pan too…

Patio Table Umbrella Planter

Update wooden candlesticks with paint. It’s a great way to add a colorful accent to your decor. 

Candlesticks

colorful painted wooden candlesticks Candlestick Centerpiece at diyshowoff.com DIY candlestick update at diyshowoff.com  Give a thrift store treasure a brand new look…

Serving Tray Makeover

chevron serving tray makeover

Basket wall – my studio is still a work in progress but there’s a new collection on display… 

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Grab a lamp and give it a makeover with a good scrubbing or paint and a new shade.

Lamp Makeovers

Lamp makeover at diyshowoff.com

New collections: I love these brooches on display!

Brooch Wreath

how to make a jewelry wreath

 

Gallery wall! A collection of thrifted and vintage artwork is one of my favorite ways to dress up a wall. So much interest and personality! 

Gallery Walls

DIY striped gallery wall tutorial @diyshowoff gallery wall at diyshowoff.com mixed media gallery wall at diyshowoff.com eclectic gallery wall stairway gallery wall gallery wall Christmas decorating thrifty gallery wall gallery wall

Furniture makeovers – the power of paint is an awesome way to rescue old furniture. 

Dresser Makeover after DIY Dog Bed labeled-dresser farmhouse kitchen diyshowoff side table makeover Hospital Bedside Table Makeover tutorial plastic picnic table makeover steamer trunk coffee table painted upholstered chairs flea market step stool makeover @diyshowoff DIY Show Off step stool makeover

What are you latest greatest favorite yard sale treasures?

Show Off Your Creativity

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That DIY Party

Sunday fun day and the between of another weekly link party for showing off your creativity or browsing the links for inspiration for you next DIY idea. Welcome, DIY friends! 

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DIYShowOff weekly recap:

5 weekend DIY projects

easy DIY tshirt tote bag tutorial at diyshowoff.com summer cookout raspberry lime essential oil infused popsicle recipe DIY skin nourishing lavender & ylang ylang essential oil infused sugar scrub for maintaining healthy skin @diyshowoff LCR dice game tutorial

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5 Easy Weekend DIY Ideas

I was just looking back to gather a collection of favorite DIY ideas and thought I’d share a round up here with you too! Here are 5 easy weekend DIY projects for inspiration. Gather up your supplies and get creative this weekend! 

With summer right around the corner, this DIY tote is so much fun. Grab a tie dyed version  or your favorite band, something well-loved one and make your own t-shirt tote. You won’t believe how easy it is!

easy t-shirt tote

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Summer = BBQs and parties at our place. This large size LCR lawn dice game is so much fun! 

large LCR lawn dice tutorial

DIY giant outdoor LCR dice game tutorial

Are you health-conscious about what you put into your body? Me too! You’ll love these fruit and yogurt popsicles! Ditch the tubes of frozen sugar water and customize your own favorite fruit blend!

Summer Recipes

Plan Your Summer Cookout: Raspberry Lime essential oil infused Popsicles recipe @diyshowoff diyshowoff raspberry lime popsicle recipe

With all of the sun, summer is a great time to exfoliate. Whip up a batch of sugar scrubs for you and your friends. 

DIY sugar scrub

DIY skin nourishing lavender & ylang ylang essential oil infused sugar scrub for maintaining healthy skin @diyshowoff DIY skin nourishing lavender & ylang ylang essential oil infused sugar scrub for maintaining healthy skin @diyshowoff

I love having a fresh herb garden near the kitchen! This pallet garden is STILL holding up after 5 years! I’ve used it for flowers too. But I really enjoy having fresh herbs on hand. Grab a pallet not treated with chemicals and get started! 

pallet herb garden

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See something that inspires a weekend DIY? 

DIY Party Time

Ready to show off some hard work, sweat, tears? DIY feels that way sometimes. Let’s see what you’ve been up to. Share your latest project in the link party below. Looking for inspiration/ Browse the links!

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: A bit of progress in the #helloredreno series – sealing a wood plank shiplap wall

Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad

Happy Mother’s Day, moms! 

spring floral arrangement @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers (DIY floral arranging tips)

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3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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Project Diary Entry #5 – Sealing a Wood Plank / Shiplap Wall

::Snooze:: Okay, not much to report as work and progress on the studio renovation has been slow the past month. The renovation has sort of been on hold for a few weeks while we await our turn on a possible tile installation schedule after we leveled the floor (as you can kind of see in the progress photos below). In the meantime, I sealed the wood plank shiplap wall. 

Bathroom before:

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

Once we removed all of the wall panels (something that was kind of like paneling without the fake wood look), we revealed the original shiplap.

bathroom demo bathroom makeover in progress

Most of which was recovered with drywall but you guys! I couldn’t bear to cover up the original beauty of the back wall. Look at that beautiful wood and all of it’s pretty shades.

bathroom makeover in progress

And it’s filthy! It got a REALLY good scrubbing with SEVERAL buckets of water! bathroom makeover

I consulted my friends at Rust-Oleum who recommended sealing with Zinsser BIN Clear Coat Shellac and sent me a can to give it a go. So it after drying from the thorough scrubbing, I simply applied the shellac with a brush.

Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad

Time lapse just for fun! 

It goes on with a blue/white color but dries to a pretty clear coat. 

Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad

I always thought shellac had a high gloss look which I didn’t want. This finish has a very subtle sheen with very little shine, enough to seal the wood wall for the bathroom and to make it easy to clean.   

Before: Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad

After:

Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad

Beautiful! 

Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad

Progress!

Before:

Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad

After:

Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad

Next up – ceiling and wall paint! And hopefully tile soon! Stay tuned! 

The building has so much historical charm. It’s about one block from our town’s Main Street. The bus stop is literally steps away. There are breweries, the YMCA, shops, restaurants, salons, florists, candy/coffee shop, holiday parades and festivals within walking distance. So fun! If renovation from blah to ahhhhh is your thing, stay tuned!

So subscribe and be reminded of updates as the renovations progress! I’ll share before and after photos, projects underway and updates, plans and design boards, sources and links as they relate as well as fun events going on in and around the downtown area. I’ll be using a specific hashtag on social media to keep things all neat and tidy and organized.

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I welcome your thoughts and ideas! And as always, thanks for your encouragement and support and for sharing in my joy and vision! Watch for #helloredreno !

That DIY Party

That DIY Party: 

Every week That DIY Party showcases YOUR DIY and creativity for inspiring others to give DIY a try. Show off your creativity by linking up below or browse the links for inspiration for your next DIY. 

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1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

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3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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Show Off your Creativity – That DIY Party

Time to show off your creativity – it’s That DIY Party time! How was your week? Filled with productivity? Let’s see what you’ve been up to! Link up to the party below or browse the links and be inspired for your next DIY project! 

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DIYShowOff weekly recap:

It’s almost Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day DIY ideas

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🌷💞🌺 Give her the gift of essential oils to keep her house smelling fresh AND to support her health. 🌻🌼 Best gift ever! When you purchase the Premium Starter Kit from me for her, I add a few gifts to your purchase including something special for you! 🎁 Shop for her here –> http://bit.ly/2pQWvOG and let me know if you have any questions.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year, it’s time for creating special gifts for special women, gifts that inspire warmth and love. Here are some DIY and Young Living essential oil related gift ideas she is sure to love! 

DIY keepsake hand print gift

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Brooch Wreath

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Personalized T-shirt Decal

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Incorporating essential oil products into your gifts will not only lift up the women in your life, but hundreds of families and small business owners will be supported as well. Let’s celebrate the women in your life with something special and let’s infuse it with Young Living essential oils to take your gift to the next level. 

DIFFUSER JEWELRY

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

Let’s break down why diffuser jewelry can be a perfect gift for any special occasion:
1) Diffuser Jewelry is a wearable item/gift that is also sentimental, especially when you can put on your FAVORITE scent. 

2) Diffuser jewelry is timeless.

3) Diffuser Jewelry is appropriate for people of all ages. 

4) Diffuser jewelry is suitable as a gift for any occasion.

5) Diffuser jewelry can suit any personality.

6) Diffuser jewelry is good for all body types and skin tones.

7) Diffuser jewelry is a great way to apply an oil and have it last for hours and even the entire day. 

8) Diffuser jewelry 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, yet perfect gift to give.

Now that we have covered that, I want to stress that giving diffuser jewelry takes your gift up about ten notches from just regular plain ol’ jewelry.

ADD AN OIL

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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.  

FAVORITE DIFFUSER JEWELRY SHOPS

One of my favorite shops for diffuser pendants is my daughter’s shop, The Lunar Fae. Evangeline’s wire wrapped gifts are beautiful and timeless. You can visit herEtsy shop website here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLunarFae

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And Sara from The Courageous Charm has some sweet options too. You can visit her Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCourageousCharm

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FAVORITE OIL SUGGESTIONS

Perfect all time favorite oils to gift to your special lady with her diffuser jewelry are:

Orange & Tangerine – Calming in nature with a beautiful citrus scent.

Grapefruit – Uplifting to the spirit. 

Citrus Fresh – Brings joy to children.

Joy – This floral scent brings joy to the heart. 

Christmas Spirit – Great any time of year and brings on feelings of happiness.

Bergamot – Turns grief to joy.

If you’re new to oiling and don’t have a favorite diffuser jewelry shop YET, share if you’re an earrings, necklace, or bracelet kind of gal. 

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 aroma therapy can take you from feeling down and out to happy and confident in a matter of seconds. 

Here are some of my favorite recipes.

Fill with alcohol when using a spray bottle. Fill with V6 carrier oil if using a roll-on bottle. 

***** Here are some options to make your own perfume *****

Adjust amount of individual oils based on preferred scent. 

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Bon Vivant – “Somebody who loves life.”

In a 10 ml bottle – 5 drops Joy, 5 Geranium, 10 Tangerine.

In a 10 ml bottle – 5 drops Joy, 15 drops Lemon. 

In a 10 ml bottle – 5 Northern Lights Black Spruce, 5 Orange, 2 Rose. 

In a 10 ml bottle – 10 drops Oola Fun, 10 drops White Angelica. 

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Rilassante – “Relaxing”

In a 10 ml bottle – 10 drops Stress Away, 10 drops Orange 

In a 10 ml bottle – 10 Drops Lavender, 5 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Orange

In a 10 ml bottle – 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Stress Away, 10 drops Valor 

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Amor – “Love” 

In a 10 ml bottle – 12 drops Ylang Ylang & 8 drops Orange. 

In a 10 ml bottle – 6 drops  Grapefruit, 6 drops  Sandalwood, 6 drops Jasmine 

In a 10 ml bottle – 10 drops Ylang ylang, 10 drops Idaho Blue Spruce. 

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What is your favorite scent?  Floral? Citrus? Spicy? 

DIY Happy Unicorn Blend

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BATH SOAK

Bath soaks are an easy and useful gift. If someone doesn’t have a bathtub they can use this as a foot 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 give some self love. 

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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

RELAXING SOAK

– Lavender
– Stress Away
– Frankincense
– Bergamot
– Orange

CLEANSING & ENERGIZING SOAK

– Myrtle
– Juniper
– Thyme
– Lemon
– Peppermint
– Eucalyptus

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What is your favorite way to relax? 

Gemstone Infused Roller Blend

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SOOTHING SCRUBS

I know you see this DIY all the time but that is because it’s SOOO good. 

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”
¼-½ cup Jojoba Oil Pure
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. 

OOLA tea can be found on Amazon or through the OOLA website (affiliate link) https://amzn.to/2IRgrJV

One thing I love about OOLA is that for every bag of tea that is purchased, the company GIVES one meal to a child in need.

Organic Passion Black Tea – https://amzn.to/2ELlcSZ

DIY Lavender Ylang Ylang Sugar Scrub

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PICTURE + GOODIE

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One of the best ways to celebrate a woman for her hard work is by taking advantage of this advanced technology to capture a precious moment and give 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 glossy lips. 

Favorite oils for her:

– Clary Sage 15 ml (#3521) – Creates a calm and relaxing environment.

– Dragon Time 15 ml (#3327) – Can help promote feelings of stability and calm during cycles of moodiness.

– Lavender 15 ml (#3575) – Lavender has as a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. Perfect for a calming scent in the diffuser or in your daily moisturizer. 

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Don’t forget to order these products on your very own YL account. Don’t have one yet? Shop HERE and I’ll hook you up!

 

GIFTING A PSK

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We have some great ideas on how you can maximize a  Premium Starter Kit (PSK) for this special occasion.

OPTION ONE

Purchase a PSK and use it as 13 individual gifts.

The PSK comes with 11 essential oils, a diffuser, and a few great samples of other products. 

Let me give you some ideas about who you might choose to receive these gifts. 

1. Diffuser & Citrus Fresh – A friend or caregiver with active children. Gift the diffuser separate if needed.
2. Lavender – Your friend who needs a restful night sleep.
3. Lemon Vitality – Someone who loves social gatherings or detox challenges. #Lemonade #GentleDetox
4. Frankincense – Your favorite Yogi. #mindfulness
5. Peppermint Vitality – Your bestie who bakes. #PeppermintBrownies
6. Copaiba Vitality – Your supplement junkie friend who loves all things wellness.
7. Thieves Vitality – Your child’s teacher, Sunday school teacher, or coach. #ImmuneSupport
8. DiGize Vitality – Your girlfriend who loves to travel. #DigestiveSupport
9. Raven – Your girlfriend who runs marathons #ApplyOverLungs
10. PanAway – Your girlfriend who hits the gym. #ApplyToMusclesAndJoints
11. Roll on top & Stress Away – Any living breathing human being. =)
12. Add the Thieves Cleaning sample to water in a cute spray bottle and gift it to your friend who loves all things clean and tidy.
13. Two NingXia Red packets – The one person you have left. Everyone can use this dietary supplement.

OPTION TWO

2) Give the entire Premium Starter Kit as a gift for a special woman in your life. As you can see from the list above, Premium Start Kit has it all, 13 wonderful gifting opportunities. This is the most effective, affordable, and diverse set of essential oils you can find. 

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Raise your hand if you want one of these kits for yourself!? Get it here —> http://bit.ly/2pQWvOG

YOUNG LIVING MEMBERSHIP

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If you are not yet a Young Living member, you can easily join with any starter kit. I highly recommend the Premium Starter Kit with essential oils. With your no-strings-attached membership, you will be able to purchase YL products at 24% off! You also get special perks through the Rewards program and the ability to share and get your products for FREE! Yup, I said it. It’s not weird. It’s amazing and I have actually get paid to share Young Living products. All of my friends and family are healthier because of sharing, which makes me one happy girl. 

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Order a premium starter kit for yourself using the personal sign up link from the person who invited you. I promise she’ll love getting a message from you asking how to get the kit! 

Then add on any other products you would like for yourself or to give as gifts. Young Living has hundreds of products from essential oils to skin care, makeup, baby and kid products, a pet line, and food and even cookware. If you didn’t see something highlighted in this class  that you are hoping Young Living carries, ASK! We are super passionate about YL and their products!

I have navigated my way through the website enough times ordering for myself that I could probably make a suggestion. If I don’t know, I will ask my helpful community. Someone will be able to get the answers to your questions. #GroupEffort. 

Once you order, we will introduce you to the community and send you a welcome pack with everything you need to get started, including informative reference materials. 

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Premium Starter Kit (PSK) around $160-260 depending on which diffuser or kit you select. 

PSK includes:

Diffuser – Multiple options with different features and price points.
Lavender – Good for rest, relaxation, skin and more.
Raven – Apply to lungs pre/post exercise.
PanAway – Perfect for soothing muscles and joints.
Citrus Fresh – Calming when diffused or applied.
Stress Away – Calming when diffused or applied.
Peppermint Vitality – Supports the digestive system. Food flavorant.
Lemon Vitality – Supports the lymphatic system. Food flavorant.
DiGize Vitality – Supports the digestive system.
Copaiba Vitality – Supports full body wellness.
Thieves Vitality – Supports the immune system.
1 oz Sample of All Purpose Thieves Cleaner – Toxin-Free cleaner for EVERYTHING!
Two 2 oz samples of NingXia Red – an antioxidant nutritional supplement.
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If you want to order any other products right away, I highly recommend ordering through the Essential Rewards (ER) program so you can get ER points back and free gifts. If you would like more information on this valuable program, let me know. It is really the most cost effective way to order and you can cancel ER anytime with no penalty or fee.

SAVVY MINERALS MAKEUP KIT

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Savvy Minerals now comes in a starter kit! So exciting! Start your journey with Young Living by putting your freshest face forward. Choose a Savvy Minerals by Young Living® Premium Starter Kit with a makeup set that has everything you need to create effortless, versatile looks without ever compromising on quality. Our makeup kit lets you choose from four options, with shades selected to complement a range of skin tones and premium products, including our pure mineral foundation, super-pigmented eyeshadows, and universally flattering lip gloss. Create a radiant new look with Savvy Minerals by Young Living today!

Premium Starter Kit includes:

1 Foundation
1 Blush
3 Eyeshadows
1 Lip Gloss
Misting Spray
Foundation Brush
5-ml Lavender essential oil
Savvy Minerals by Young Living Booklet
Introduction to Young Living Booklet

BATH BOMBS

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Made with Lavender oil and Stress Away essential oil, our new essential oil bath bombs are a fun, fizzy way to unwind. We’ve used two of our most popular calming essential oils to create these relaxing bath bombs and filled them with nourishing ingredients and no unwanted additives.

Lavender essential oil—renowned for its soothing and calming aroma—makes the Lavender Calming Bath Bomb perfect for unwinding after a long day, while the Stress Relaxing Bath Bomb is a special treat thanks to the inviting, vanilla-lime scent of Stress Away oil.

These natural bath bombs are made without colorants, synthetic preservatives, parabens, or animal-derived ingredients, making them some of the best bath bombs you can get your hands on! Instead of artificial ingredients and harsh chemicals, we’ve made these vegan bath bombs with a mineral-rich formula and skin-loving ingredients, such as coconut oil and sweet almond oil. That means they’re not only fun and relaxing—they also leave skin soft, smooth, and moisturized.

Curious about the essential oils in these products? Check out the Lavender® and Stress-Away® product pages for more information on Lavender essential oil uses and Stress Away essential oil uses.

SAVVY MINERALS SPRING COLLECTION

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For a limited  time only! Young Living has released some new beautiful colors in the Savvy Minerals makeup collection! SO pretty! https://issuu.com/youngliving/docs/savvyminerals.by.yl_catalog.docx?e=2440491/59448880

MORE ESSENTIAL OIL INFUSED DIY GIFT IDEAS 

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