‘Tis the Season to be Jolly! And Healthy!

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And healthy! And if you’re wondering where to even start with a healthier lifestyle, here’s my story. As you know, I’m a DIY girl. No fear about diving in and giving things a try. So doing the same when it comes to wellness made sense to me. This is what got me started, raised awareness and made a difference in my lifestyle:

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Is what you put into your body important to you? I‘m pretty sure by now that you’ve heard a lot about essential oils, right? ::groan:: and ::eye roll:: <— that was my initial reaction too! lol! What IS all the fuss about? Let me share it with you as short and sweet as I can why essential oils are all the rage for me personally. (Some affiliate links below.)

I am so forver grateful someone shared with me: When I first heard, I thought it was some temporary popular trend and I tuned it out. la-la-la-la-la!!!!!! But nearly 4 years ago on a blogging retreat, two of my blog buddies shared essential oils with me…I have a bit of an issue with traveling which causes some uncomfortable side effects (TMI! you don’t want to know) and the essential oil shared made all the difference! Oh.my.good.NESS! If it worked for that, how else? In my world at the time, my mom and sister were going through treatments for breast cancer. I was ready and open to making healthier choices. Baby steps. Just starting somewhere.

You guys, I’ve had 6 family members diagnosed with cancer in SIX years! I felt so helpless! 

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Essential oils have been around FOREVER and I know that lately they’re ALL THE HYPE but I believe it’s because word of mouth spreads faster these days via social media. They aren’t new. And specifically, Young Living has been around going on 30 years! I was still practically a child (and I’m a grandma now!). That’s not anything bright and shiny and just born. And “Young Living” is THE BRAND everyone wants. Because guess what? Not all essential oils are created equal! What I really love about Young Living is their Seed to Seal Guarantee. They aren’t just buying from a supplier and slapping on a label. Young Living controls the process of planting, harvesting, distilling, bottling, labeling and shipping from their own farms and partner farms from around the world with high standards and lots of testing. In fact,

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Young Living is the #1 essential oils company in the world. I am confident that I am getting the best quality essential oil. One other quick point about Young Living…unlike buying a cheap oil from Amazon or WalMart or even TJMaxx (be aware: even a label with 100% pure doesn’t mean that’s the case), I love that I have support, resources and testimonials from personal experiences to help guide me on my oily journey. I’ve never had to work about my health but now I’m empowered to research, to learn more and to embrace wellness. When someone tells me they tried an essential oil and it didn’t work, I’m pretty sure they tried a fragrance or lower grade, not the quality of Young Living essential oils. 

Nostalgia: Something that is really important to me … creating an environment for my sweet grandson that’s FREE of toxins. Know what else I really love? You know how a certain scent will take you back to a really special memory? I love that he is going to associate those amazing good scents like lavender or clove/cinnamon with his grammy. 

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What is an essential oil anyway? My first uneducated thought: “oh, some air freshening junk that maybe helps you relax, snake oils for hippies”. An essential oil is the substance created by plants for protection against damage, injury, predators, environmental/weather changes. And they work for humans (oh and my dog and that horse too) in much the same way. Whoa! I certainly never imagined that essential oils had powerful health benefits. What? Why haven’t we heard about them before? Why didn’t I know that I could grab an essential oil for relief or health support in so many ways without the synthetic chemicals or side effects? The answer to that is an involved blog post for another day but just because I never knew, doesn’t mean it isn’t so. Essential oils were one of the first medicines! I’m learning so much and I’m so thankful that my friends DID share with  me because it’s made a HUGE difference in our lifestyle, our health, our finances and our home. 

 

Again, why Young Living brand? The history, the quality, the support, the selection (hello essential oils, personal care, supplements, cleaning products and so much more – toxin free products I use every day!), the opportunities (ask me how I’m going to the lavender farm for FREE this fall and how I’ve passed up my blogging income, especially when I vowed I would NEVER promote one of those work-from-home type companies). It’s rewarding having the opportunity to help others make healthier choices too. I see how it really is changing lives. And because I see that for myself personally, I really can’t help but to shout it out to you on my blog on occasion or from the top of my lungs on Facebook! “YOU need these oils too!” 

 

Recommendation:

SO here is what I recommend: THIS DIFFUSER IS THE BOMB! 3-5-10 hour settings, LED lights (including a pretty candle flicker)! Love it!

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…just dip your toe in by purchasing the premium starter kit. Just try and see. This gives you the biggest bang for your buck with NO obligations. It’s the best way to give essential oils a good fair shot to see the benefits for yourself! For $160 (+tax/shipping) you get:

 
  • A diffuser: You’re going to want to diffuse your essential oils into the air so you can breathe in those health benefits and support! What I love: unlike a candle, there are no toxic chemicals or synthetic fragrances. I get to choose the scent I want to diffuse…something uplifting or relaxing, something immune boosting or cleansing, etc. AND I get to control the strength. A drop or two for sensitive noses, more for a POW – my house smells amazing! The diffusers are constructed of a medical grade material that will not break down with the use of essential oils. It also comes with a 1 year warranty.
  • 11 bottles of essential oils: Peppermint (cooling, great for after exercise, occasional head tension, supporting a healthy digestive system), Frankincense (supports healthy skin, meditative/spiritual, promotes a sense of well being), Lemon (energizing and cleansing), Citrus Fresh (I love adding a few drops to freshen up laundry)), DiGize (a must have for supporting a healthy digestive system), Thieves (supports a healthy immune system, very popular oil that because of it’s awesome power is also used in YL’s household cleaner concentrate, bar soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid and dishwasher powder, dental products, hand purifier, etc. too – it’s SO good!), Lavender (relaxing and calming and awesome for all.things.healthy.skin!!!), Copaiba, PanAway (smells like IcyHot, great for after exercise), Raven (supports a healthy respiratory system!), Stress Away (enough said!).
  • A sample of Thieves Household Cleaner (YOU WILL LOVE THIS!!! Cinnamon/clove scent?! Yes please!)
  • Sample bottles and cards to share with others.
  • Sample Ningxia Red (super juice – POW!) 
  • A lifetime wholesale membership – sounds scary but there are no obligations to order ever again. But if you do want to, you now have access to 24% off retail prices! Hurray! Spend 50 pv ($around $50) per year to stay an active member or … hey, go inactive. There is no penalty. You just don’t order again, you walk away free and clear.
  • Friendships and support!
  • The potential to share with others and to make a paycheck – it’s just there, hanging out, yours for the taking IF you want it. No requirements. No monthly quotas. You never HAVE to ‘sell’ or share or speak a word to anyone if you don’t want to. But if you do, you might just get an accidental paycheck! Let’s discuss the details. It’s not like your usual work-from-home multi-level marketing company.
  • Access to a Rewards program IF you decide you love you oils to pieces and can’t live without MORE! Completely optional. I love it because I get things I used to buy at WalMart (but now a chemical free version) and my essential oils delivered to my door and I earn rewards BIG TIME (shopping spree!) but that’s just me. I’m talking about not just essential oils but our toothpaste, household cleaner, deodorant, laundry detergent, lotion, supplements, etc. You have the choice. Decline immediately, sign up if you want some other time or never join it. Up to you!

CYBER MONDAY DIYSHOWOFF PROMOTION:

  • FREE GIFTS! ORDER NOW through November 30, 2018 and receive $25 cash back, a welcome bundle from DIYShowOff (that’s from me to you personally!) WHILE SUPPLIES LAST that includes my favorite educational material so you’re not left in the dark. Hey, those oils aren’t going to do anyone any good sitting in the box. Don’t be intimidated or overwhelmed…we’ve got you covered. I really want to get you all set up and ready to love your essential oils!). Choose one of these holiday gifts (first come, first serve basis)

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CLICK HERE TO ORDER

Not really on board or into essential oils? Young Living is all about a chemical free home and healthy lifestyle. There are more options: 

1. The Premium Starter Kit with diffuser (dewdrop diffuser shown below), 11 oils and samples.  

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2. The Ningxi Red kit (AWESOME daily supplement) and everything shown below: 

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 3. Savvy Minerals Makeup kit…

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4. Thieves Kit – all things Thieves & cleaning, supporting a healthy immune system. 

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CLICK HERE TO ORDER

How? Just go to YoungLiving.com. Be sure that my member#1836762 is in the enroller and sponsor spots, choose your Premium Starter Kit and you’re all set! Want recommendations for more or to learn how you can get free products with your order? Contact me for more info and I can walk you through the sign up process. 

I’m excited for you to join an amazing oily family filled with so much love and support and fun! Can’t wait!

*This blog is sponsored by DIYShowOff & Young Living Essential Oils (Independent Distributor). The information on this blog is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

***Be sure to make your purchase using the enroller/sponsor#1836762 to qualify for DIYShowOff welcome bundle, community, incentives and gifts.

CYBER MONDAY: 

YOUNG LIVING CYBER MONDAY

🎁🎁🎁 CYBER MONDAY  🎁🎁🎁

As if Young Living didn’t spoil us enough on Black Friday with 20% off 50 oils & Diffusers…..they’re doing it again on Cyber Monday!

WHEN: From 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., MT, on Monday, November 26 (ONE DAY ONLY!)

🛍 WHAT: you can save 20 percent on select Thieves®, NingXia, and Savvy Minerals® products!

Here is a full list of everything that will be on sale!!!!!!

⭐️⭐️  Thieves Favorites 

 Dish Soap | 5350D | $11.20
 Foaming Hand Soap Refill 32 oz. | 3594D | $31.60
 Foaming Hand Soap | 3674D | $10.60
 Fruit & Veggie Soak | 5352D | $15.80
 Laundry Soap | 5349D | $23.60
 Dishwasher Powder | 5762D | $20.40
 Household Cleaner 14.4 oz. | 3743D | $18.00
 AromaBright Toothpaste, 4 oz | 3039D | $8.40
 Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash, 8 oz | 3683D | $9.00
 Dental Floss, 1 ct. | 4463122D | $2.60

⭐️⭐️🍷 All the NingXia! 🍷

 Ningxia Singles 30 Count | 3525D | $69.60
 NingXia Red 2 pack | 3042D | $58.40
 NingXia Red 4 pack | 3044D | $104.60
 NingXia Nitro | 3064D | $31.80
 NingXia Wolfberries | 6360D | $20.40

⭐️⭐️ 💋 Savvy Amazingness 💋

 EYESHADOWS

👁 Spoiled | 20784D | $12.20
👁 Freedom | 20856D | $12.20
👁 Inspired | 21022D | $12.20

LIPSTICKS

💄 Adore | 21295D | $18.20
💄 Daydream | 21292D | $18.20
💄 On A Whim | 21293D | $18.20

 Misting Spray, 2 oz. | 21397D | $12.00

 Poppy Seed Lip Scrub | 23749D | $18.20

 FOUNDATION

👛 Cool No. 1 | 20776D | $35.20
👛 Cool No. 2 | 20775D | $35.20
👛 Cool No. 3 | 20773D | $35.20
👛 Warm No. 1 | 20777D | $35.20
👛 Warm No. 2 | 20774D | $35.20
👛 Warm No. 3 | 20772D | $35.20
👛 Dark No. 1 | 20858D | $35.20
👛 Dark No. 2 | 20859D | $35.20
👛 Dark No. 3 | 20860D | $35.20
👛 Dark No. 4 | 20861D | $35.20

⭐️⭐️ AND A DOORBUSTER FROM YLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!

🔴 RED SHOT! 🔴

Young Living has been surprising and delighting us so much. What a legacy Gary left us!! 😍
Young Living is so generously offering this VERY LIMITED holiday treat FOR FREE to the FIRST 65,000 orders over 250PV on Cyber Monday starting at 8AM MST!!! 😱

🔹Essential Rewards: No
🔹Quick Order: Yes
🔹Markets: U.S.
🔹Retail customers: Yes
🔹NFR: Yes. 
🔹Limits: No, while supplies last

*Due to high order volumes, expected order processing and/or shipping, including YL Go/YL Go+, may take longer than usual. Priority will be given to YL Go and YL Go+ members. Your order must be placed by phone or online.

Fall Diffuser Blends and a Flash Sale!

🍁🌻🍂 4 years ago, I purchased one of these with a skeptical mindset and an eye roll. Despite my social and travel fears and very unhealthy lifestyle, I was grateful for my good health. But I definitely took my wellness (only minor complaints and inconveniences) for granted.

WHY:

When my family medical history drastically changed, God answered one of my prayers in the form of a friend sharing Young Living with me and that introduction sparked the beginning of making healthier choices. I’m still a work in progress but I am definitely taking better care of myself, my family and my home from the inside out.

When my order arrived and it truly was a choice that opened the door to better decisions, education and a healthier lifestyle. I am forever grateful that a friend shared with me and now I can’t help but want to share that experience with you! It’s too good not to share and as uncomfortable as it is for me to share sometimes, I’d feel worse if I didn’t! My experience changed the course of our habits and if you’re ready to get started, this premium starter kit is a great way to dip your toe! 

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WHAT: 

Immune boost, better sleep, emotional support, a step towards a chemical free home and more! It was just the jump start we needed in our home to raise awareness when it comes to the toxins we allow through the door and opened our eyes to finally stop procrastinating making healthier decisions and what we put in and on our bodies and to take a close look at the ingredients in our products. 

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The premium starter kit includes: 

  • Your choice of Diffuser
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml (supports healthy skin and relaxation, the Swiss Army knife of essential oils!) 
    • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml (for a healthy digestive system)
    • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml (uplifting and cleansing)
    • Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml 
    • Frankincense 5-ml 
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml (all the things – love this for immune support!)
    • Citrus Fresh™ 5-ml 
    • Raven™ 5-ml (great in the diffuser for opening up the airways!)
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml (ALL THINGS digestive … we just rub this on our tummies)
    • PanAway® 5-ml (perfect for after exercise) 
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml (because … #stress)
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment 
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample (concentrate! We use this to clean just about every single surface in our home. It smells amazing and no toxic fumes!) 
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples (Immune support and energy!!!) 
  • Product Guide and Product Price List 
  • Essential Oils Magazine
  • Essential Edge News
  • Member Resources
  • COMMUNITY
  • DIYShowOff welcome bundle (educational resources and a special gift from me to  you valued at $25)

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You will LOVE Thieves in the diffuser for a warm and inviting fall scented home!

Thieves all the things! Roeshel @diyshowoff #essentialoils

FALL:

a DIY essential oil infused fall room spray recipe that's chemical free and smells amazing! @diyshowoff

And these fall diffuser recipes? Hellooo gingerbread cookies, a walk in the woods, pumpkin pie, spiced chai and a night by the fire! They take the place of air fresheners, scented candles and wax melts in our home: 

Fall Diffuser Recipes

FALL IN LOVE:

And it just so happens, there’s a sale going on. All the more reason to finally get off the fence if you haven’t already.

🎉10% OFF PSK FLASH SALE!! – It’s rare! So exciting!

GET THESE KITS FOR 10% OFF! 🍁 Premium starter kit with the Aria diffuser (5465D)
🍂 Premium starter kit with the Rainstone (5470D) diffuser
🍁 Premium starter kit with the Dewdrop diffuser(5463D)
🍂 Premium starter kit with the Desert Mist diffuser (22397D) 

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And that cutie above? I definitely want to stay healthy and to be around to watch him grow up. He is another big reason for the wake up call to take better care of ourselves and to ditch the toxins from our home. His entire life has included organic options, chemical free products and essential oils. 

This HUGE, amazing, wonderful sale ends September 18th!!!!

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{sale ends 9/18/18}

Okay? Ready to give it a try? Get it —–> HERE using enroller/sponsor #1836762. Once your order for a premium starter kit (no strings attached – no requirements to sell or ever purchase again…although, be prepared to FALL in love!), I’ll add some educational resources and a DIYShowOff welcome bundle with a few gifts from me personally! I can’t wait to get to know you better and welcome you into our amazing circle of oil-lovin’ friends!

Learn more!

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Things to consider: 

September Promotions – freebies when your order hits the 190, 250 or 300 pv levels. The Essential Rewards program is completely optional but recommended. Loyalty gifts, rewards and extra free gifts! Sweet!

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A Clean Home is a Beautiful Home

One thing that I can’t stress enough when it comes to creating a beautiful home is that it begins with providing a safe environment and one way that I lessen the chemical footprint in our home is with the products we use. A clean home is a happier healthier home and we’re able to unwind and relax, right? We can breathe easy! Unless we’re creating chemical clouds and films. That’s no good!

I want to mention I share these products because they’re my favorite and if you use my link below, I will make a small commission and welcome you into our circle of friends for support and education ~ I look forward to getting to know you better!!! But I’m simply passionate about raising awareness so while I’d be honored to hook you up, just take a look and find a way to give them a try – through my link or from someone you know. I want to wrap my arms around you with a big welcoming hug to Young Living products either way! 

I’m all about a Healthy Home!

The Power of Thieves…

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Did you know? Young Living’s proprietary Thieves® essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated and wore a special aromatic combination of clove, rosemary, vinegar, and other botanicals that they believed provided protection while they were stealing. French authorities recognized that there was such value in this mixture that upon the thieves’ capture, they received a more merciful punishment on condition that they divulge the ingredients in their secret formula. 

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Crafted in the spirit of that legendary combination, Young Living’s one-of-a-kind Thieves essential oil blend can be found in all the Thieves products. Featuring the powerful essential oils of Lemon, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary, Thieves imparts a spicy, welcoming aroma everywhere it’s used. And those ingredients smells amazing! Good-bye harsh cleaners that make breathing a challenge!

With the benefits of Thieves oil, including cleaning power and an irresistibly spicy scent, Young Living offers it as an essential oil blend and as an important ingredient in a full range of home cleaning and personal care products, from dish soap to toothpaste. Possibly our most versatile and beloved blend, Thieves products replace harsh chemicals with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and other naturally derived ingredients.

Keeping a clean house doesn’t have to mean using toxic chemicals. 

I can do all of the upgrades and cosmetic changes and I can fill my home with beautiful decorative accessories but when it comes to the basics and cleaning, toxic free living is a must for creating a comfortable, healthy, beautiful home for my family. And this is my favorite line of products. 

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A clean home is a beautiful home.

It just takes small steps to ditch and switch from what I used to use to products with non toxic ingredients. The Thieves collection from Young Living has been a lifesaver. Here are some of my must-have supplies.

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Cleaning favorites: 

We love Thieves Household Cleaner for ALL of the surfaces in our home from floors to countertops to stainless steel appliances including our zero radius kitchen sink to upholstery (it’s recommended to always perform a spot test), windows and mirrors (no streaking!) and bathrooms, yardsale finds and the baby’s toys. I love that it’s in concentrate forms. Snag a few dollar store spray bottles. We have a ratio for every day use and one mixed up for heavy degreasing. 

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Who knew you could have a hand soap addiction? Back in the day I’d hit the sales and stock up never realizing that the ingredients in those “botanical” scents were chemicals and not the real thing! Yikes! I love the lather and scent of this Thieves Foaming Hand Soap. Gentle but effective! There’s even savings on the refill! 

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This is another good one. Oh my gosh! Nobody likes dirty fruit and vegetables. Don’t you just love fresh veggies from the garden and shopping the farmer’s markets this time of year? Have you caught any of the videos circling social media or YouTube about how filthy they can be? ::shiver:: I LOVE a good harvest! But please bathe those beauties before eating! 

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This is another big one for us. We’ve always used unscented detergents when it comes to laundry since one of us gets itchy. lol Sensitive skin calls for products without the synthetic fragrances. Thieves Laundry Soap is all we use now. I love that it’s a concentrate and with an energy efficient machine, I personally only use half the recommended measurement and our clothes are clean! That means this little bottle packs a powerful punch and lasts! 

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Okay, so I may be a bit of a germ-o-phobe when it comes to touching public door handles, menus, highchairs, shopping carts…you name it, I’m not wanting to touch it! Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier is always always in my purse. And if you’re with me, I’ll share a squirt with you too! It’s not drying like the ones I used to carry and it has a refreshing peppermint scent! I share the love and everyone always raves about it. I also like having the large bottle with the pump for picnic tables and gatherings. So handy!

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Oh! And that bar soap? So soft with a creamy lather. Every one of the bar soaps from Young Living feel good on my skin!

Another for ‘on the go’? Thieves wipes! There’s a fabulous DIY recipe floating around as well and I love making those up too, especially in place of the tub of toxic wipes I used to use daily. The spray is also great to have on hand. Public restrooms can be so…so nasty!

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More treasures:

Yes! You will find each and every one in our home. A clean home doesn’t stop at cleanliness. Clean ingredients. If they’re touching your skin or being inhaled, your products need them!

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^^^ Just supplied my dad with a supply of the cough drops. His words…”NOW THAT’s a cough drop!”. Those and the lozenges are powerful!!!…great to have on hand for airports, etc. where  you never know what’s floating around in the air. They’re strong and so good!

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So that’s a little about what you’ll find in our supply cabinets, the key to our clean home!

Even if you’re not a clean freak or if you’re not sure where to start when it comes to taking a step towards a chemical free home, and especially if you are, have you looked at the ingredients in your products? Have you reviewed them on the Think Dirty or EWG app to see where the ingredients fall on the scale for toxins? 

How to get started:

How do you swap out old and chemical based for new and plant based, new and non toxic? This Thieves Starter Kit is the best way to dive in! Young Living makes it easy for you! A collection of Thieves infused products to get you started!

Get them here —> Toxin Free Lifestyle

Go for the Thieves Premium Starter Kit. It’s filled with so many goodies to start your clean home journey. 

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Young Living is proud to offer a complete line of home and personal care products infused with the pleasant, spicy aroma of the proprietary Thieves® essential oil blend! This Starter Kit is ideal for those wishing to replace harmful chemicals in the home with powerful, natural alternatives.

Your Starter Kit includes:

  • Thieves 15-ml
  • Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste
  • Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
  • 2 Thieves Cleaner
  • 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
  • 2 Thieves Spray
  • 2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample 
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

Like getting the biggest bang for you buck? Or simply having your favorites (you choose what you want) shipped to you in a monthly subscription? Join the Essential Rewards program too! I’m all about convenience, rewards for more products and free loyalty surprises as well as free products when your order reaches the monthly promo amounts. It’s just simply a 50 pv order monthly of products you choose (not things you don’t want)! You can cancel at any time. There’s no penalty like there is with other services and you can move the date around each month to work with your paycheck. So cool! 

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When you place your order for the Thieves Premium Starter kit, I’ll be in touch with additional gifts for making your home pretty and include a surprise, an amber glass spray bottle and pretty kitchen tea/hand towel. It’s all a part of the DIYShowOff welcome bundle!

DIYShowOff Thieves Welcome Bundle August

Get them here —> Toxin Free Lifestyle

And a giveaway! 

Want to try a sample? Leave a comment below on the blog about your least favorite cleaning chore and I’ll enter you into a drawing to win a sample. Just to be clear: a sample of the Thieves Household Cleaner concentrate – my a sample of my actual cleaning skills! 😂

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! 

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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

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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! 

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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! 

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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! 

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

Awe! A cute DIY keepsake handprint Mother's Day gift (LED 'love' wood plaque) tutorial @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers

Tea Cup Succulent Plants

tea cup succulent planters at diyshowoff.com

Brooch Wreath

jewelry wreath tutorial

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 

Visit the links below for more DIY gift ideas, share your own essential-oil infused ideas and favorites!

Gift Basket Ideas

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DIY Candy Gifts

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Homemade Hug Essential Oil Roller Blend

Need a hug? Make it essential oil-infused with this DIY homemade hug roll on recipe @diyshowoff. #feelbetter
Sleepy Time Cream

DIY sleepy time gift idea / sweet dreams cream @diyshowoff #youngliving #essential oils

chandelier planter

DIYShowOff chandelier planter

DIY Chocolate Candy Wedding Party Favor Gifts 

DIY Chocolate Candy Wedding Party Favor Gifts 

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Isn’t it funny where inspiration comes from? At times, it’s somewhere completely random or even unknown. I’m thinking the inspiration for these DIY chocolate candy wedding party favor gifts may have been handmade soaps or even those beautiful yogurt bowls I’ve seen on Instagram. To be honest, I’m not sure – I’ve done some searching and haven’t stumbled across anything similar. 

DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea

I made these up as a hostess party gift/favor and got drafted to make up some bridal shower favors. So here’s my DIY tutorial for beautiful chocolate/candy melts. They are so easy! Some affiliate links included.

Supplies I used:  DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea

Total Time: Approximately 30 min. 

Serves: This silicone mold is a large size (3×3 inch). Two bags of melts makes 6. 

What I did:

I transferred candy melts to quart sized baggy (I used two: light cocoa and white) and melted according to package instructions – either in the microwave or in a double boiler. My experience: I carefully set both bags (unzipped) into the microwave on ‘defrost’ for 50 seconds then checked and repeated and re-checked until melted. Instructions warn against overheating and I didn’t have any issue. 

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*Melted candy will be hot. Please use caution!

I set my silicone mold on a small cookie sheet (a tray or something that gives the mold support to be moved and that will fit into your freezer works). 

Once my candy was melted, I added 2-4 drops of Peppermint Vitality essential oil to the melted white candy, zipped the bag and kneaded the baggy to mix. I didn’t do it with both colors, just one. 

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Then I snipped off a bottom corner of the baggy (very small snip!) with scissors and piped the candy into the silicone mold and repeated with the other color. I filled each silicone space with half and half of each candy into each square. 

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Next I gently shook/shimmied the mold to level the melted candy. 

Using the skewer, while candy was still melted, I swirled the colors to create a beautiful unique design where the colors meet. 

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I am in LOVE with how each square is a unique and one of a kind design! I think this was my favorite step! I started out with just more of a zig zag but then discovered that the more swirly, the better.   DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's

Then quickly decorated with icing roses, sprinkles, colored sugar, edible decorations, etc. 

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I placed the tray/silicone mold in freezer to set the candy. It didn’t seem to take long at all…probably about 15-20 minutes if that. Sometime I let it sit overnight if I got busy. 

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Then I removed them from freezer and carefully popped the bars out of silicone mold. 

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I placed them into a bag and secured with a personalized label. 

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Beautiful! I love that each design is unique, don’t you? They’re so pretty, so professional and designer-looking but so easy to create! I can’t wait to make more! 

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So.many.photos! lol But I’m just so happy with how pretty they are! DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's

This batch was a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” theme. 

DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's I whipped up 60-70 of these for a bridal shower but since you can personalize them with any candy melts (so many colors!) and any deco ratings (so many colors and shapes and ideas!), they’d work for not only bridal showers but for Mother’s Day, baby showers, wedding favors, party favors, hostess and teacher gifts, prizes, etc. I made a few every evening over a couple of weeks’ time. I gave a few out as essential oil infused door prizes and at Easter to my family too. I even had my grandson helping me decorate a few!

DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's Warning – not only are they a beautiful sweet treat, they’re so addicting to create! Here is the very first batch that started my madness (without the swirl technique)…

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Need more info on essential oils for dietary use? Read more about why I choose Young Living HERE. xo

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Spring into Essential Oils

Is what you put into your body important to you? Me too! ‘m pretty sure by now that you’ve heard a lot about essential oils, right? ::groan:: and ::eye roll:: <— that was my initial reaction too! lol! What IS all the fuss about? Let me share it with you as short and sweet as I can why essential oils are all the rage for me personally. (Some affiliate links below.)

Spring into Young Living essential oils @diyshowoff Grab a premium starter kit at youngliving using enroller/sponsor #1836762 and receive an awesome welcome bundle! Embrace wellness!

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So grateful someone shared with me: When I first heard, I thought it was some temporary popular trend and I tuned it out. la-la-la-la-la!!!!!! But nearly 4 years ago on a blogging retreat, two of my blog buddies shared essential oils with me…I have a bit of an issue with traveling which causes some uncomfortable side effects (TMI! you don’t want to know) and the essential oil shared made all the difference! Oh.my.good.NESS! If it worked for that, how else? In my world at the time, my mom and sister were going through treatments for breast cancer. I was ready and open to making healthier choices. Baby steps. Just starting somewhere.

You guys, I’ve had 6 family members diagnosed with cancer in SIX years! This has to stop! 

Essential oils have been around FOREVER and I know that lately they’re ALL THE HYPE but I believe it’s because word of mouth spreads faster these days via social media. They aren’t new. And specifically, Young Living has been around going on 30 years! I was still practically a child (and I’m a grandma now!). That’s not anything bright and shiny and just born. And “Young Living” is THE BRAND everyone wants. Because guess what? Not all essential oils are created equal! What I really love about Young Living is their Seed to Seal Guarantee. They aren’t just buying from a supplier and slapping on a label. Young Living controls the process of planting, harvesting, distilling, bottling, labeling and shipping from their own farms and partner farms from around the world with high standards and lots of testing. In fact,

Young Living is the #1 essential oils company in the world. I am confident that I am getting the best quality essential oil. One other quick point about Young Living…unlike buying a cheap oil from Amazon or WalMart or even TJMaxx (be aware: even a label with 100% pure doesn’t mean that’s the case), I love that I have support, resources and testimonials from personal experiences to help guide me on my oily journey. I’ve never had to work about my health but now I’m empowered to research, to learn more and to embrace wellness. When someone tells me they tried an essential oil and it didn’t work, I’m pretty sure they tried a fragrance or lower grade, not the quality of Young Living essential oils. 

Nostalgia: Something that is really important to me … creating an environment for my sweet grandson that’s FREE of toxins. Know what else I really love? You know how a certain scent will take you back to a really special memory? I love that he is going to associate those amazing good scents like lavender or clove/cinnamon with his grammy. 

roeshel @diyshowoff grandmas rock!

 

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What is an essential oil anyway? My first uneducated thought: “oh, some air freshening junk that maybe helps you relax, snake oils for hippies”. An essential oil is the substance created by plants for protection against damage, injury, predators, environmental/weather changes. And they work for humans (oh and my dog and that horse too) in much the same way. Whoa! I certainly never imagined that essential oils had powerful health benefits. What? Why haven’t we heard about them before? Why didn’t I know that I could grab an essential oil for relief or health support in so many ways without the synthetic chemicals or side effects? The answer to that is an involved blog post for another day but just because I never knew, doesn’t mean it isn’t so. Essential oils were one of the first medicines! I’m learning so much and I’m so thankful that my friends DID share with  me because it’s made a HUGE difference in our lifestyle, our health, our finances and our home. 

Young Living essential oils @diyshowoff

Again, why Young Living brand? The history, the quality, the support, the selection (hello essential oils, personal care, supplements, cleaning products and so much more – toxin free products I use every day!), the opportunities (ask me how I’m going to the lavender farm for FREE this fall and how I’ve passed up my blogging income, especially when I vowed I would NEVER promote one of those work-from-home type companies). It’s rewarding having the opportunity to help others make healthier choices too. I see how it really is changing lives. And because I see that for myself personally, I really can’t help but to shout it out to you on my blog on occasion or from the top of my lungs on Facebook! “YOU need these oils too!” 

Seed to Seal

SO here is what I recommend: THIS DIFFUSER IS THE BOMB! 3-5-10 hour settings, LED lights (including a pretty candle flicker)! Love it!

essential oils @diyshowoff

 

…just dip your toe in by purchasing the premium starter kit. Just try and see. This gives you the biggest bang for your buck with NO obligations. It’s the best way to give essential oils a good fair shot to see the benefits for yourself! For $160 (+tax/shipping) you get:

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  • A diffuser: You’re going to want to diffuse your essential oils into the air so you can breathe in those health benefits and support! What I love: unlike a candle, there are no toxic chemicals or synthetic fragrances. I get to choose the scent I want to diffuse…something uplifting or relaxing, something immune boosting or cleansing, etc. AND I get to control the strength. A drop or two for sensitive noses, more for a POW – my house smells amazing! The diffusers are constructed of a medical grade material that will not break down with the use of essential oils. It also comes with a 1 year warranty. Spring into Young Living essential oils @diyshowoff Grab a premium starter kit at youngliving using enroller/sponsor #1836762 and receive an awesome welcome bundle! Embrace wellness!
  • 11 bottles of essential oils: Peppermint (cooling, great for after exercise, occasional head tension, supporting a healthy digestive system), Frankincense (supports healthy skin, meditative/spiritual, promotes a sense of well being), Lemon (energizing and cleansing), Citrus Fresh (I love adding a few drops to freshen up laundry)), DiGize (a must have for supporting a healthy digestive system), Thieves (supports a healthy immune system, very popular oil that because of it’s awesome power is also used in YL’s household cleaner concentrate, bar soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid and dishwasher powder, dental products, hand purifier, etc. too – it’s SO good!), Lavender (relaxing and calming and awesome for all.things.healthy.skin!!!), Copaiba, PanAway (smells like IcyHot, great for after exercise), Raven (supports a healthy respiratory system!), Stress Away (enough said!).
  • A sample of Thieves Household Cleaner (YOU WILL LOVE THIS!!! Cinnamon/clove scent?! Yes please!)
  • Sample bottles and cards to share with others.
  • Sample Ningxia Red (super juice – POW!) 
  • A lifetime wholesale membership – sounds scary but there are no obligations to order ever again. But if you do want to, you now have access to 24% off retail prices! Hurray! Spend 50 pv ($around $50) per year to stay an active member or … hey, go inactive. There is no penalty. You just don’t order again, you walk away free and clear.
  • Friendships and support!
  • The potential to share with others and to make a paycheck – it’s just there, hanging out, yours for the taking IF you want it. No requirements. No monthly quotas. You never HAVE to ‘sell’ or share or speak a word to anyone if you don’t want to. But if you do, you might just get an accidental paycheck! Let’s discuss the details. It’s not like your usual work-from-home multi-level marketing company.
  • Access to a Rewards program IF you decide you love you oils to pieces and can’t live without MORE! Completely optional. I love it because I get things I used to buy at WalMart (but now a chemical free version) and my essential oils delivered to my door and I earn rewards BIG TIME (shopping spree!) but that’s just me. I’m talking about not just essential oils but our toothpaste, household cleaner, deodorant, laundry detergent, lotion, supplements, etc. You have the choice. Decline immediately, sign up if you want some other time or never join it. Up to you!
  • FREE GIFTS! ORDER NOW and receive a welcome bundle from DIYShowOff (that’s from me to you personally!) WHILE SUPPLIES LAST that includes my favorite educational material so you’re not left in the dark. Hey, those oils aren’t going to do anyone any good sitting in the box. Don’t be intimidated or overwhelmed…we’ve got you covered. I really want to get you all set up and ready to love your essential oils!)
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Not really on board or into essential oils? Young Living is all about a chemical free home and healthy lifestyle. There are more options: 

1. The Premium Starter Kit with diffuser (dewdrop diffuser shown below), 11 oils and samples.   essential oils and chemical free living @diyshowoff  2. The Ningxi Red kit (AWESOME daily supplement) and everything shown below:  essential oils and chemical free living @diyshowoff  2. Savvy Minerals Makeup kit… essential oils and chemical free living @diyshowoff

This deal expires 03/31/18… essential oils @diyshowoff #1836762 at youngliving.com 4. Thieves Kit – all things Thieves & cleaning, supporting a healthy immune system.  essential oils and chemical free living @diyshowoff essential oils and chemical free living @diyshowoff

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How? Just go to YoungLiving.com. Be sure that my member#1836762 is in the enroller and sponsor spots, choose your Premium Starter Kit and you’re all set! Want recommendations for more or to learn how you can get free products with your order? Contact me for more info and I can walk you through the sign up process. 

I’m excited for you to join an amazing oily family filled with so much love and support and fun! Can’t wait!

*This blog is sponsored by DIYShowOff & Young Living Essential Oils (Independent Distributor). The information on this blog is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

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DIYShowOff Fab and over 40 Favorite: Savvy Minerals MakeUp

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” ~Coco Chanel

A little detour from DIY home improvement and decorating today as I share a little about one of my new favorite things!  It’s a tad long but very informative and if you wear makeup, please take a minute to scroll through! 

fab and over 40 favorite makeup

“26 seconds after exposure, chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the human body. The average woman applies 300 chemicals to her body a day – 80 before breakfast.”

I still hardly recognize my new round, fuller…mature face in selfies! lol! But hey, I am loving the new Savvy Minerals makeup collection! 

 

Our skin is our largest organ and what we put on it matters, including makeup! All of those chemicals over time are going to catch up with us. Time to ditch the toxins in your makeup bag and get your game on because this was Made. For. You!

I’m wearing:

Warm 2 foundation
I Do Believe You’re Blushing blush
Eyeshadow: Inspired and Residual
Jet Setter eyeliner and Determined Eyeshadow (brows)
Lipstick: Daydream
Lipgloss: Embrace

what are savvy minerals

As I work to rid the chemicals and toxins from my home, one area that I kept putting off was my makeup bag and I knew the facts: Skin is my body’s largest organ. The stats: the average woman applies 300 chemicals to her skin per day, 80 before breakfast. Yikes! But man, I’m the type to not leave the house without makeup. I’m just not that confident in my “natural” beauty. It feels more “natural: scary to all the people to me. 

 

Get your Savvy Minerals makeup collection —> HERE!

Last summer I attended the Young Living convention and got to see the Savvy Minerals makeup line first hand. I ordered a few pieces at a time and despite my initial hesitation at applying mineral makeup, I have grown to love (no… LOVE in capital letters!) my Savvy Minerals makeup collection. 

Now, I am (ahem) over 40 with imperfect skin, occasional breakouts (darn you, wacky hormones!), dark circles (thanks thin skin gene) and a few sun spots. Not to mention I’m now looking at a few wrinkles as well. I really didn’t think mineral (powder) makeup was for me. It sounded awfully drying and cake-y! Right? Well, I was wrong! 

It’s been about 8 months now and I have to tell you, I wake up and before I head downstairs, I brush my teeth and apply my makeup. It feels good! I did a quick video on my routine. It takes me about 10 minutes from start to finish. 

Get your Savvy Minerals makeup collection —> HERE!

There was a little bit of a learning curve, a little adjustment to go from hiding behind a thick chemical mask of makeup to a pretty natural non toxic application that feels like I’m wearing nothing but I’m SO pleased this this stuff! It’s not difficult! It’s just different! It’s not air brushed/photoshopped/fake looking. It’s real and natural and I don’t know – you really have to experience it to understand. But if you’ve been looking for a makeup without the toxic ingredients, if you have sensitive skin, if you’re embracing a chemical free lifestyle and making healthier choices (and even if none of that applies to you) – THEN Savvy Minerals is worth a shot because what we apply to our skin is absorbed and ingredients DO matter.

Happy to know: Savvy Minerals are not tested on animals. 

NO animal testing! mineral makeup

And ladies, just taking this baby step with me makes me feel like we’re changing the world! Let’s do this! Doesn’t it make you so angry that there are even ALLOWED to be harmful ingredients in products we use and apply to our bodies?! It should!

Savvy Minerals are free from harsh toxins, nano particles, paraben, gluten, fillers, talc and so much more! Wellness never looked so good!

Get your Savvy Minerals makeup collection —> HERE!

Here’s a little more info about the Savvy Minerals makeup collection: 

You NEED this makeup! Savvy Minerals

Ingredients matter: What’s not in Savvy Minerals makeup?

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What IS in Savvy Minerals makeup?

Ingredients like: Kaolin clay, jojoba oil, mica, aloe, pure essential oils, aspen bark extract, arrow root powder, sweet almond oil, beeswax, sunflower oil, vitamin E. mineral makeup ingredients

Young Living not only chose not to put the common “yuck” ingredients inside our makeup, they chose to put the GOOD stuff in there so we can actually have benefits to wearing Savvy Minerals! Check out some of these benefits! No wonder several people have reported calmer, smoother, less irritated skin after wearing Savvy Minerals for a few days! mineral makeup ingredients

Want to hear a cool fact about Aspen Bark? Check this out! Not only does Aspen Bark have skin softening properties but it is a natural preservative allowing us to use it instead of those nasty parabens!

mineral makeup ingredients

Lip Gloss is so trendy right now. Let’s talk about a few things – Did you know that the brighter the color and the longer the wear, the more toxins may be in the formula? And what about those lip glosses that are slick and oily feeling? You can attribute that to the petrochemicals. What?! We lick our lips, eat our food, and sip our drinks all while wearing the stuff. Why would I ever apply anything but the cleanest, more pure ingredients to my MOUTH? Savvy Minerals is made with natural ingredients that you can feel good about licking!

These lip glosses also contain pure peppermint essential oil which gives you a fun little tingle. Wear these alone or layered over your favorite Savvy Mineral lipstick.

lip gloss

What exactly is misting spray? You can see from these benefits that your skin will crave this stuff and you’ll get a better coverage and longer wear from your Savvy Minerals Makeup.

misting spray

And now you can actually get the Savvy Minerals premium starter kit – an entire collection for just $150! It includes:

  • 1 foundation
  • 1 foundation brush
  • 1 blush
  • 3 eye shadows – Eye shadows are one of the most fun tools in your makeup bag. Savvy Minerals offers a couple of matte as well as shimmery choices for your eyes. Unlike other brands, the shimmery colors are very forgiving on mature skin (ahem). You must give them a try! Apply a little shadow for a natural look or build the color for a more dramatic look, utilize the misting spray for a bolder look. 
  • 1 misting spray
  • 1 5 ml lavender essential oil – supports all things healthy skin (and it’s relaxing and calming too!)
  • 1 lipgloss!

Isn’t that an amazing deal?! Of course you also get:

  • the wholesale membership which means you have lifetime access to wholesale prices with no further obligations. No yearly fees, etc. No need to cancel anything, no automatic charges to your credit card. No products you didn’t order showing up at your doorstep. NO obligations to sell. I think it’s just like my membership to Sam’s Club but lifetime instead of yearly. Both give me access to shop! That’s it. 
  • but…Your girlfriends are going to want in on this secret as well, so when you are a member, you have the option (OPTIONAL) to have them get Savvy Minerals using YOUR member# as enroller/sponsor! Again, you do NOT have to sell. Sharing is optional. 

work from home

You get pretty excited about makeup or be a makeup enthusiast and you already know you want to share Savvy Minerals with all of your friends. You can totally get your makeup paid for or earn money on the side. Some people have even made Young Living a full time career. The Young Living Compensation Plan is the most generous in all of direct selling and network marketing. You can go here to look at the Income Disclosure Statement to see some of the average monthly paychecks people are getting. Just an FYI, I’m a Young Living Silver leader. I did earn a free trip to the Young Living lavender farm too! It’s amazing!

Get your Savvy Minerals makeup collection —> HERE!

Okay, So there are 4 kits to choose from:

Cool #2

Cool 2 Savvy Minerals chemical free makeup

Warm #2 (this is me and I LOVE these colors!) The unscripted is perfect for green eyes and the embrace lip gloss is a shimmery nude shade. 

Warm 2 Savvy Minerals chemical free makeup

Dark #1

Dark 1 Savvy Minerals Makeup

Dark #4

Dark 4 Savvy Minerals Makeup

When you purchase your Savvy Minerals makeup collection using enroller/sponsor #1836762 at YoungLiving.com, I also send you a DIYShowOff welcome bundle directly from me to you that includes:

 

  • $20 product credit
  • cute makeup bag
  • my favorite educational resources
  • AND you have access to our online community – NEW friends! Yay! 

Are you warm or cool?

If you are undecided if you are Warm or Cool, here are some helpful hints from Royal Crown Diamond April Pointer:

1. Check Your Veins — Push your sleeves up and look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Are they blue or green? If they look more blue, you likely have cool undertones. If the veins look greenish, you’re warm.
2. The Jewelry Trick — Think about whether you look better in silver or gold jewelry Typically, ladies with cool undertones look better in silver and platinum metals, and warm-toned women look better in gold.
3. The Neutral Test — Think about what neutral shades flatter you best. Does your skin, eyes, and face look better in bright white and black hues, or ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades? The first means you’re probably cool-toned, and the latter, warm.
4. Eye and Hair Color — Your natural eye and hair colors can help figure out your coloring. Customarily, cool people have eyes that are blue, gray, or green and have blond, brown, or black hair with blue, silver, violet and ash undertones. Conversely, warm-toned women usually have brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blond, red, brown, or black hair. Their hair tends to have gold, red, orange, or yellow undertones.
5. The Sun’s Effects — When you’re out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden-brown, or does it burn and turn pink first? If you fit into the first category, you’re warm-toned, while cool tones tend to burn.

Still not sure? Here are some more tips from Kathi Glaze Williams:
If you know your seasonal colors, then this may help you.
Basically, there are light and dark cools and light and dark warms. Light and dark cools are summer and winters.
Winters are dark cools and tend to have rich and intense hair and eye colors and look great in bolder shades like black and red.
Summers are light cools and look best in pastel shades like rose, periwinkle and sage. Your coloring tends to be more delicate.
Autumns are dark warms and look beautiful in the fall colors of moss, rust and terracotta. Think about leaves and spices.
Springs are light warms (ME!) Best colors are ones that match our eyes but we love to wear turquoise, watermelon and salmon.

One more tip! Gold is warm and Silver is cool. If you have a piece of fabric, like a shawl, wrap yourself in it and see which one makes you look better. Which color evens out your skin tones and make your eyes stand out?

Do you know what tone you are?

I have a darker sort of olive complexion so I’m ‘warm’.

  warm or cool makeup

Get your Savvy Minerals makeup collection —> HERE!

Savvy Minerals makeup

Ps. Young Living also offers a wide range of skin care products all made with the same standards as our Savvy Minerals Makeup. No matter your skin type or your age, there’s something for everyone, for every face! Two of the must haves when using Savvy Minerals is ART Renewal Serum and ART Light Moisturizer – my absolute favorites! Other products I love: Orange Blossom Face Wash and Boswellia Wrinkle Cream!

art gentle cleanser art light moisturizer art renewal serum art toner

Get your Savvy Minerals makeup collection —> HERE!

 

 

DIY Air Freshener (Handmade Gift Idea)

I was at a holiday make & take event recently and one of the handmade gift ideas was a diffuser ornament using water beads which lead to a discussion on her inspiration from Keri and her winter fresh air fresheners. Check out the original tutorial at Shaken Together Life.

DIY {essential oil infused} Air Freshener

DIY essential oil infused air freshener gift idea  

And THAT inspired me. I adjusted it just a teensy bit to fit my style and did a quick video for my friends and thought I’d share here with you today too!

Supplies I used:

(some affiliate links) 

Tools:

scissors, hot glue/gun

What I did:

See more essential oil DIY ideas here, here and here!

 

DIY Essential Oil Gemstone Infused Roll-on

Fluff up the couch cushions, put your feet up (are those holiday socks?!) and grab your hot cocoa (peppermint-spiked, right?), we’re going to show you {at least} EIGHT GREAT handmade holiday gift ideas! There’s a blog hop (THIS is it!) then a fun online holiday event with giveaways! You don’t want to miss it! So many gift ideas, you’ll gather a collection to nearly fill the unlimited file space in your Pinterest folder. Okay, maybe a little less than that. Still – TONS of inspiration coming your way! 

handmade holiday ideas

And I’m sharing an essential oil AND gemstone infused roller bottle recipe I call “Comfort & Joy”…because ’tis the season! Hey, if we’re to pull off “merry & bright”, we’re gonna need a little “comfort & joy” to make it happen. Am I right? 

Dedication:

I feel like I might have stolen this idea from my daughter. I’m pretty sure we were talking and she mentioned it and then I ran with it. So thank you, Evangeline, for being so gracious and for being the creative inspiration behind what I’m about to show off and claim as mine, or at least my version, for my handmade holiday project below.  

Handmade Gift Idea: DIY Essential Oil Gemstone Infused Roll-on

diy handmade essential oil gem infused roll on holiday gift idea

Supplies:

(Head’s up! Full disclosure: I’ve included some affiliate links! Shop ’til you drop! ::wink::wink:: but seriously, if you’re just hanging out waiting for the right time…get.oils.NOW! Today. They’ve changed my life and I think they’ll do the same for you!)

diy essential oil gem stone infused roll supplies

 

Okay, back to the topic at hand. Supplies: 

  • roller bottles (similar ones here
  • Ylang Ylang essential oil (Did I mention that quality matters? Not a Young Living member? WHAT?! We need to talk! Get the kit & membership and join our awesome community of oily bloggers and friends HERE! You need oils and we need you in our community and know what? I’ll hook you up with some sweet holiday surprises because Santa told me you were good this year!)) 
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Carrier oil (liquid coconut oil or try Young Living V6…choose something clear. You’ll want to be able to see the gemstones!) 
  • amethyst and rainbow fluorite chips (check for them at my most favorite shop in the whole entire world: The Lunar Fae)

Get busy: 

It’s pretty self-explanatory but here we go! Pictures and everything! After all, I take my responsibility as DIY blogger seriously! 

Step #1: I added the gemstone chips to the roller bottle. diy essential oil gemstone roll on

Step #2: Then dripped 10 drops of Ylang Ylang + 10 drops of lavender + 1 drop of peppermint into the bottle. Think happy thoughts and good intentions! Positive vibes and lots of love! diy essential oil gem stone recipe

Essence:

Comfort & Joy blend…

  • Amethyst = calming
  • Rainbow fluorite = harmony
  • Ylang Ylang = relaxing & romantic
  • Lavender = mood booster & relaxing
  • Peppermint = positivity & peace

Note: Choose your own oils and create a blend personal to you. Remember some oils have color like amber, yellow or blue. Same with carrier oils. Normally I would have chosen to pair the florals with something citrus-y but I didn’t want to take away from seeing the gemstones, so I altered my recipe and chose what I felt worked nicely. 

Step #3: Next I topped it off with carrier oil. diy essential oil and gem stones

Step #4: And popped in the roller ball, screwed on the lid and decorated with decorative tape and a label. Ta-da! All done!

diy handmade essential oil roll on

It’s a BEAUTIFUL personal handmade gift!

Because – friends don’t let friends wear synthetic fragrances!

BECAUSE WE LOVE YOU!

handmade gemstone infused roll on recipe

What a beautiful gift idea for friends and family (if I don’t say so myself) and a super sweet stocking stuffer! I’d be stoked to get it and your friends will too! It smells SO pretty! Uh…so comforting. So joyful! 

diy essential oil gem infused roll on

You’ll have to let me know if you try it and what you think! 

Shake and apply topically by rolling on to wrists, behind ears, neck…wherever you desire! But avoid eyes. And inside of ears. And mouth. I don’t recommend that. Probably not very tasty.

Smell pretty & enjoy!

Or give! Make one for you and one for a friend. Give the gift of essential oils and handmade pretties, not carcinogenic synthetic uglies! 

Be inspired:

Visit these lovely, oily blog friends and their handmade gift ideas:

handmade gift ideas @diyshowoff

Scented Gift Tag Printables by One Project Closer

Mulling Spices Gift by Shaken Together

Melt-in-your-Mouth Butter Mints by Unskinny Boppy

Scented Sachet Ornaments by Here Comes the Sun

Gemstone Infused Roll-on by DIY Showoff – you are here!

Infinity Diffuser Bracelet by Practically Functional

Leather Tassel Keychain Diffuser by Making Lemonade

Easy DIY Holiday Candles by Eat Sleep Be

What a bunch of crazy amazing creatives! I love those girls! Don’t forget to join us. Be joyfully oily! (More info HERE.)

You’re invited:

Then BE SURE to join us at the Handmade Holiday event Dec. 6th at 9 p.m. EST (or catch it later at your convenience) on Facebook by clicking “going” here—> A HANDMADE HOLIDAY event

handmadeholiday

Get Cozy for Fall – DIY recipes and ideas

It’s all about fall and the best time to get cozy this season with essential oils to promote wellness. ESPECIALLY this time of year.  all about fall essential oils recipes and DIY Ideas

Welcome Fall

If you’re new to essential oils and need more info, see more HERE. It’s a membership much like the one I purchase at Amazon and Sam’s Club (familiar with those?) but you actually have something to show for the life time membership fee (11 oils + diffuser + DIYShowOff welcome bundle). No obligation to sell (it’s there if you want it, ignore it if you don’t). No obligation to ever buy again (but now you have access to wholesale prices for life if you do, ignore it if you don’t). The kit is a fantastic deal to get you started and a great way to give them a try. That’s it! So easy, right?

all about fall essential oils recipes and DIY Ideas

Okay…back to DIY! If you’re all into essential oils already, here are some great DIY recipes and ideas for fall:

DIY cocoa mint lip balm recipe

DIY spiced autumn sugar scrub recipe all about fall essential oils recipes and DIY Ideas

autumn diffuser blends

all about fall essential oils recipes and DIY Ideas

DIY warm vanilla room spray recipe

all about fall essential oils recipes and DIY Ideas

spiced pumpkin creamer

all about fall essential oils recipes and DIY Ideas

butternut squash soup

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cinnamon rolls

all about fall essential oils recipes and DIY Ideas

Ohmygosh! Can’t you just smell those amazing fall scents now? Not the synthetic perfume kind. The real honest to plant goodness with healthy benefits, smelling good and promoting wellness! 

If you’re ready to jump in with both feet, join the Essential Rewards program too and begin earning points for free oils and products right away. There are loyalty gifts for milestones. YOU choose what YOU want each month with a minimum 50 pv order (unlike a lot of popular subscription boxes). You choose a date that works for you. And you can cancel at any time. There is NO penalty. What do I recommend? Grab some V-6 carrier oil, check out the Savvy Minerals make up line, a bottle of the amazing Thieves Household cleaner, a bottle of Christmas Spirit essential oil blend. Do some window shopping to see the selection of over 580 items! Wow! Here are some more ideas: 

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DIY Fabric Freshener

Do you love homemade products as much as I do? I feel like it has that luxury boutique vibe. Bonus: you know exactly what’s been added and personalize the ingredients to fit your own likes and preferences. With my goal to create a chemical free home, I switched to a laundry detergent without chemical and synthetic fragrances. I also use wool dryer balls in place of toxic dryer sheets. Then I saw a recipe for a fabric scent and fresh booster and adjusted it just a bit. 

DIY essential oil infused laundry fabric softener tutorial

What I used: (affiliate links for my exact products)

DIY essential oil infused laundry fabric softener tutorial

What I did:

 

Add all ingredients to stainless steel bowl and mix thoroughly with a stainless steel whisk. That’s it! How easy was that?! Transfer to glass or stainless steel container. *Note: Use stainless steel/ceramic/glass when using citrus essential oils. 

Usage: Add 2-3 scoops to laundry in the washing machine basin either before or after adding clothes then begin wash cycle.

DIY essential oil infused laundry fabric softener tutorial

Thoughts: The scent is super faint but fresh and subtle and laundry feels softer! 

DIY essential oil infused laundry fabric softener tutorial

“Loads of fun!” DIY essential oil infused laundry fabric softener tutorial

Adaptation from original recipe via Fun Easy Recipe.

Thieves Laundry Soap & Wool Dryer Balls DIY essential oil infused laundry fabric softener tutorial

Want to know more about essential oils and chemical free living?

Take a look —> HERE or comment below. 

Check out how you can join me in taking the first steps to creating a healthier lifestyle with Young Living Essential Oils at diyshowoff.com

Essential Oil Infused Summer!

Summer is my favorite season! Beautiful warm and breezy days, outdoor fun, swimming, walks, sunshine, summer rain storms and longer days. That dose of vitamin D makes me happy!!! And I love that Young Living has some awesome products to go hand in hand with making summer more enjoyable and I want to share some of how I use YL in our home during the summer. Take a look… summer fun with essential oils @diyshowoff

Flip flop ready feet! Who lives in bare feet, sandals or flip-flops all summer long? Here are some great tips for pretty feet!

summer fun with essential oils @diyshowoff summer fun with essential oils @diyshowoff summer fun with essential oils @diyshowoff

Essential oils for my fur babies too! Soothing for my Rosie during fireworks and thunderstorms or even just for ‘hyper’ dog! lol 

calming essental oils for pets during fireworks and thunderstorms

Headed to the lake? Enjoy boating and fishing with these tips! (That first one might be helpful for in the car or airplane too!) 

summer fun with essential oils @diyshowoff

We keep a bottle of peppermint + distilled water in the fridge for cooling. Perfect for a spritz to the back of the neck when over-heated!  summer fun with essential oils @diyshowoff

Another great way to keep cool? Essential oil infused popsicles! 

raspberry lime frozen yogurt

I love referring to these summer diffuser recipes all season long. Summer diffusing! I’ve even been known to be diffuse citronella on the patio. I love sitting out there when it’s nice except when the pests start buzzing around. Which of the below diffuser recipes will you diffuse first? summer fun with essential oils @diyshowoff

Eat, drink and be merry! It’s time for summer picnics and BBQs! Try your essential oils in your recipes. What are some of your favorite ways to spice up an existing recipe? Yum! Try these essential oil grilling marinades – perfect for summer!

summer fun with essential oils @diyshowoff

Cool summer drinks! If you’ve been to my house, you know I add essential oils to many different drinks. These look so good!!! 

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Another fave: 

How fun! Get free graphics, tips and ideas for hosting an essential oils party with a chocolate & massage theme @diyshowoff

More Summer Recipes & Ideas

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I personally have the type of skin that tans easily but I’ve accidentally gotten too much at once too and LavaDerm Cooling Mist promotes healthy skin. It’s a refreshing blend of skin-loving ingredients such as aloe, Lavender, Northern Lights Black Spruce, and Helichrysum to gently support healthy-looking skin. Its mild and gentle formula lightly moisturizes while also soothing and rejuvenating skin. Incorporate its refreshing feel and calming aroma into your nighttime routine or use it as needed throughout the day. The compact and convenient design of this skin moisturizer spray makes it easy to store wherever you need it, whether in your purse, travel bag, bedside table, or office desk. If you’re sensitive to the sun, it’s a must have. Takes the sting away! 

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And speaking of too much sun. Young Living just released an After Sun Spray! It’s thixotropic! That means you can hear the liquid when you shake the bottle but it sprays on in a more solid gel-like form and rubs in easily. It’s good for all things healthy skin including bug bites, cuts and scrapes. Another summer must-have! 

Promote healthy skin with LavaDerm™, Young Living’s refreshing Lavender spray. It’s made with skin-loving ingredients such as aloe, Lavender, Northern Lights Black Spruce, and Helichrysum to gently support healthy-looking skin. Its mild and gentle formula lightly moisturizes while also soothing and rejuvenating skin. Incorporate its refreshing feel and calming aroma into your nighttime routine or use it as needed throughout the day. The compact and convenient design of this skin moisturizer spray makes it easy to store wherever you need it, whether in your purse, travel bag, bedside table, or office desk.

But as Benjamin Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. So I have this newly released product on hand as well…Mineral Sunscreen Lotion! Made with ingredients you can feel good about, Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion provides protection against UVA and UVB rays without harsh chemical ingredients. Instead, the non-greasy sunscreen offers broad-spectrum SPF 10 protection using naturally derived plant- and mineral-based ingredients, including non-nano zinc oxide—a physical UV blocker. The lightweight formula goes on smooth and stays water- and sweat-resistant for 80 minutes, so you can feel comfortable while you stay moving. With hypoallergenic ingredients and skin-loving essential oils—such Helichrysum, Carrot Seed, and Frankincense—this gentle sunscreen rubs on smoothly without a white residue, so you can effortlessly add it to your time outdoors.

Promote healthy skin with LavaDerm™, Young Living’s refreshing Lavender spray. It’s made with skin-loving ingredients such as aloe, Lavender, Northern Lights Black Spruce, and Helichrysum to gently support healthy-looking skin. Its mild and gentle formula lightly moisturizes while also soothing and rejuvenating skin. Incorporate its refreshing feel and calming aroma into your nighttime routine or use it as needed throughout the day. The compact and convenient design of this skin moisturizer spray makes it easy to store wherever you need it, whether in your purse, travel bag, bedside table, or office desk.

We keep a DIY version of ‘outdoor’ spray on our patio table or right inside our back door. I spritz the dog before she goes out. Hubby sprays himself before walking down to the garden or working in the yard. And we haven’t needed special pet collars or pricey chemical-laden doses.  summer fun with essential oils @diyshowoff  

And then Young Living JUST released an Insect Repellent – DEET free and EPA approved. No more blood sucking mosquitoes! Don’t let bug bites ruin your family’s outdoor fun this summer! Young Living’s Insect Repellent is clinically proven to repel mosquitoes and other tiny invaders using only 100 percent naturally derived, plant-based ingredients.

Made with ingredients you can feel good about, Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion provides protection against UVA and UVB rays without harsh chemical ingredients. Instead, the non-greasy sunscreen offers broad-spectrum SPF 10 protection using naturally derived plant- and mineral-based ingredients, including non-nano zinc oxide—a physical UV blocker. The lightweight formula goes on smooth and stays water- and sweat-resistant for 80 minutes, so you can feel comfortable while you stay moving. With hypoallergenic ingredients and skin-loving essential oils—such Helichrysum, Carrot Seed, and Frankincense—this gentle sunscreen rubs on smoothly without a white residue, so you can effortlessly add it to your time outdoors.

Summer’s a fun time for road trips. I LOVE this combo! Add it to a wooden clothespin or felt with a clothespin to clip to the vehicle’s air vents! 

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Oh yes, Thieves ALL THE THINGS!  summer fun with essential oils @diyshowoff

Looking to add essential oils and chemical free products to your life? Join me! I am so passionate about creating a chemical free home (baby steps) and would love to connect with you to go into more details. Learn more and get your own HERE! (or HERE) and I’ll be in touch with a welcome gift and more. Enjoy a happy summer!!! I look forward to getting to know you!

summer fun with essential oils @diyshowoff

Happy Unicorn {Essential Oil-Infused} Roller-Blend Make & Take and Giveaway

Earlier this week I shared the anniversary of the journey to a healthier me and this week, a few friends gathered with me to celebrate with a happy hour/make & take and I wanted to share a few of the highlights…

unicorn essential oils make and take

“Being a person is getting too complicated. Time to be a unicorn.”

unicorn essential oils make and take

The DIY Make & Take:

Magic Unicorn essential oil Make & Take @diyshowoff

Magic Unicorn Blend

What we used: (some affiliate links below)

*Note: I only recommend Young Living essential oils. See below for more info. 

unicorn essential oils make and take

What we did: 

Add 10 drops of each essential oil (Joy, Bergamot, Grapefruit) to the roller bottle, top off with carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, V6 or carrier oil of your choice). Secure the rollerball fitment and lid. It has a pretty perfume-y smell with an uplifting scent. WARNING: Citrus essential oils are photosensitive. Do not apply if you’ll be out in the sun or apply topically where the sun don’t shine! 

unicorn essential oils make and take

More Details& Ideas

unicorn essential oils make and take

Bergamot//Bergamot’s aroma is tart yet sweet and uplifting yet relaxing.

Grapefruit//sweet, invigorating aroma that members enjoy for its ability to encourage feelings of joy, satisfaction, and playfulness.

Joy//invites a sense of romance, bliss, and warmth when diffused. When worn as a fragrance, it invites togetherness.

Light (essential oil infused) refreshments included: Beverages consisted of guest’s choice of Ice water bar with citrus Vitality essential oils (use glass or stainless steel containers), Sangria, Pink Moscato. 

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Fresh fruits in rainbow colors and fruit dip. Fruit dip: 1 large container of greek yogurt, 8 oz. cream cheese, a splash of vanilla extract, sweetener to taste, lemon Vitality essential oil. I blended ingredients with my hand mixer and refrigerated until served. 

Magic Unicorn essential oil Make & Take @diyshowoff

Sweet Potato/Beet Chips (2 bags) with dip. Dip: No photo…oops! But SO good! I hand mixed 8 oz. sour cream, 3/4 cup of avocado mayo, onion powder/garlic powder to taste, sea salt to taste, fresh dill and about 5-7 drops of dill Vitality essential oil. Yum! 

Magic Unicorn essential oil Make & Take @diyshowoff

Party Favors: You can’t see them around the water bottle in the photo below but these are perfect for applying essential oil and wearing as a hair accessory or bracelet. Get them here and you’ll have lots left over for welcome gifts, incentives, etc. —>{elastic knotted hair elastics}

unicorn essential oils make and take

Prizes: Nitro packets and Wolfberry Crisp Bars. 

unicorn essential oils make and take

Raffles: Just an idea of some fun raffles I put together: (Most items found at Michaels).

Magic Unicorn essential oil Make & Take @diyshowoff

Fun Game: Also search Google and print: “What’s Your Unicorn Name”.

unicorn essential oils make and take

We also covered some material from a Balancing Healthy Emotions with Essential Oils. 

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May Promo: OH MY GOODNESS! If you’re not a member of Young Living yet, get them now! Use Enroller/Sponsor ID#1836762 at youngliving.com to get a welcome bundle from DIYShowOff (see details here). 

Spring into Young Living essential oils @diyshowoff Grab a premium starter kit at youngliving using enroller/sponsor #1836762 and receive an awesome welcome bundle! Embrace wellness!

 

The giveaway: Share a happy moment from your week in the comments below to be entered to win. Giveaway runs now through May 31st at midnight EST. Winner will be randomly drawn and announced here June 1st, 2017. Winner will receive the roller blend above and a $25 Amazon gift card. 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! MY RANDON WINNER PICKER PLUG IN CHOSE THE WINNER. AND THE WINNER IS…

SAMANTHA! “I got to go to my prenatal appointment and hear my precious baby’s heartbeat and got to plan the ultrasound for my gender reveal!”

CONGRATULATIONS, Samantha! I’ll be in touch! 

unicorn essential oils make and take

Pin for later reference:  thanks! xo

magic unicorn essential oil blend

Love your essential oils? Check out these awesome essential oil infused summer recipes and ideas HERE

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