Top Essential Oils for DIY lovers

Hello fellow DIY lovers!!! 

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

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

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

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

DIY Cooling Mist

Keep calm & cool off! DIY cooling spray @diyshowoff

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

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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! 

Yardsale Finds and Repurposing

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

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

Chandelier Planter

DIYShowOff chandelier planter

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

Globe Light Fixture

globe light cover

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

Pallet Garden

vertical pallet herb garden

Or fill it with flowers for a beautiful outdoor feature.

Flower Pallet Garden

flower pallet garden @diyshowoff

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

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

Tea cups for planters. 

Succulents in Tea Cups

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And a bundt pan too…

Patio Table Umbrella Planter

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

Candlesticks

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

Serving Tray Makeover

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

basket wall diyshowoff

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

Lamp Makeovers

Lamp makeover at diyshowoff.com

New collections: I love these brooches on display!

Brooch Wreath

how to make a jewelry wreath

 

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

Gallery Walls

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

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

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

What are you latest greatest favorite yard sale treasures?

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

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

Bathroom before:

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

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

bathroom demo bathroom makeover in progress

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

bathroom makeover in progress

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

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

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Time lapse just for fun! 

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

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

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

After:

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

Beautiful! 

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Progress!

Before:

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After:

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

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

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

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

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

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

iron on vinyl decal how-to Hope is my super power breast cancer iron on decal tutorial

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

diy essential oil and gem stones diy essential oil gem infused roll on

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

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

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

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

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 

DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's

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. 

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

*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. 

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

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!

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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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Decorating for Spring

Hello March! Welcome! I’m so ready for Spring decorating!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Spring! Finally! I’m so in love with the longer days, the sunshine and warmer temps. It’s motivation for Spring cleaning and decluttering, refreshing and creativity! Isn’t it? Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at some past DIYShowOff Spring decorating projects: 

Spring floral centerpiece – I love fresh flowers but a new silk/faux arrangement lasts longer! Bonus: Zero maintenance.

spring floral centerpiece inspiration

Spring succulents arrangement – succulents in robins’ eggs…what cuties! 

Freshen up your home with spring decor! DIY tutorial for spring succulents arrangement! #michaelsmaker

Decorate your Rain Boots  – personalize with vinyl! 

DIY rainboots vinyl decal design tutorial at diyshowoff.com

Spring entertaining – it’s almost time for outdoor gatherings! My dog is already asking for me to move her cushion to the sunlight streaming through the French doors. lol! I can’t wait to be out on the patio.

spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores

Spring mantel – this past mantelscape had so much charm, didn’t it? It’s been a while since I’ve decorated my mantel for Spring but I’m working on one for this year. Check back with me next week. I have an extra mantel to play around! So fun! 

spring mantel @DIYShowOff

Spring bloom pillow cover – freshen up the guest room with some spring accents!

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Create a pretty Spring floral arrangement, add some French accents for a SpringTime in Paris vignette. I’ve never been. This is as close as I’m getting for a while. 

SpringTime in Paris  

decoupage vase @diyshowoff #SpringTimeinParis #michaelsmakers

Spring branch centerpiece – this is about the EASIEST DIY ever! Grab a twig or branch from the yard and give it a coat of spray paint. Add a mini-nest and some eggs. Cheap! Cheap!

spring twig centerpiece tutorial @diyshowoff

Spring centerpiece – add a twist. I love this artichoke nestled in there. 

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

How are you freshening up your home for Spring?

 

Project Diary Entry #4 – Full Bathroom Demo Day

Bathroom DIY Demo

The rooms at the new studio are coming along – soooooo slowly – but getting there. It’s never as fast as I plan or as smooth! Right? Hiccups and unforeseen projects and unplanned expenses. But let’s take a look at the upstairs full bath and how things are coming along! It’s the room with the biggest expense and progress to date. 

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Here are some before pictures. YIKES! What a mess, what a lot of work. Yea, I under-estimated the work needed in here. Okay, let’s get started. 

What would ever lead someone to box in a pedestal sink? That’s one way to hide exposed plumbing. ??? I do love that mirror though. Gotta re-use that somewhere. It’s got the vintage wear and tear that I love!

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Oops. The roof had a leak and that’s been fixed. And it’s a great reason to tear down those ceiling tiles. And why yes, they’ve boxed in the claw foot tub too! What the…? Why?!   DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

There’s even a back door out of the bathroom. One into a bedroom and this one out to the staircase. And carpet. In the bathroom. ::gag::  DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

I love all the little built-ins. Aren’t they charming? That little glass door, the hardware! ::swoon:: So cute! That grate too! I have no idea…is it gas? There’s an old capped gas pipe right there to the left of it. But it’s right in the chimney where maybe the original stove from the main floor below stood. There’s a decent sized closet behind the door there too. So nice! DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

Can’t wait to reveal the cast iron claw foot tub! DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff  I love sconce lighting in the bathroom but will repurpose these cuties somewhere else some day.  DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff  These old faucets! You either get hot or you get cold. There is no “warm” unless you fill the sink. lol  DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

Demo day! Oh man! Here we go! Hold my hand!  bathroom demo bathroom makeover bathroom makeover

Out with the old, that’s for sure! Out with that nasty carpet that’s been glued down to the original hardwood floors. What a mess! Because I want Shaw tile floors in the new bathroom, our installer at A&S Carpet has recommended we remove the old squeaky hardwood and screw down plywood to prepare the base for ceramic tiles. You can see the bathroom vent that was installed too.  bathroom makeover And there was quite a bit of work to be updated. Ugh. Not what I wanted to hear! It’s so hard when money goes into things we can’t see. But more importantly, it’s lifelong peace of mind.  Isn’t it looking so much better all ripped out and ready for reno? bathroom makeover in progress  I’m hoping to be able to re-use this gorgeous tub! I think it may have already been re-glazed once so we’ll see. Budgets have a way of making decisions for us sometimes, especially when un-foreseen expenses arise.  bathroom makeover

We’ve got some new drywall and sub flooring…

bathroom renovation  And look how light and airy it’s looking! So happy!  bathroom makeover bathroom reno bathroom makeover in progress Did I mention that I just can’t cover up all of that old original ship lap? I just can’t! So this wall and all of her rustic charm and pretty colors is staying. It’ll get a good scrub down and be sealed. More on that coming up! bathroom makeover  The floor is all prepped for NEW flooring! I’ll share my choice and some other ideas I have in a design board later this week. I’m also going to clean and seal the exposed brick. I just can’t bring myself to cover up all of the rustic beauty!  bathroom renovation

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

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

#helloredreno

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

Project Diary Entry #3 Color Passive Paint

There’s more progress on the studio and the #helloredreno series. I need to get you caught up. I am a big lover of the power of paint. It’s such a game changer and a budget friendly one at that! There are so many possibilities. Dark and moody, fun and colorful, light and airy, neutral and soothing. Do you gravitate towards specific colors?

library/meeting room before…

library before

So this room. Oy. The color. Yikes. A bit on the aggressive side if you ask me. lol 

blue room

Blue is one of my favorite colors but this shade is just so very…smurf-y. It’s just not my style. blue wall

Perhaps that’s why this color called “Passive”, a pretty and neutral shade of gray from {HGTV} Sherwin Williams jumped out at me. I have painted walls in bright shades in the past and I’m a fan of accent walls, but for the most part, I prefer a neutral wall shade. 

Sherwin Williams Passive Paint Color

Because I like to decorate and redecorate so often. I’ve learned that I prefer a neutral back drop so that as my style changes or evolves, I can easily swap out decor and color schemes to fit my fickle choices. HGTV Home Sherwin Williams Passive

It’s gonna take two coats to cover all of the blue but I’m already feeling soothed! 

paint in progress wall paint

I even put up a few accessories previous owners left behind and what was in my car to help get an idea. Final thoughts? It’s definitely the right color for me. What a difference, right? 

paint after

So pretty! Ugh, this last photo shows just how much work there is to do! I spy a lot of caulking in my near future. And book donating! Stay tuned for a design board and more progress. Follow #helloredreno

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Project Diary Entry #2 – Efficiency Apartment

Hello DIY friends! Happy hump day! Half way through the week! Remember last week when I shared the main floor of the #helloredreno series? Today, I’m sharing the rest of the building. It’s the staircase and upstairs area which now consists of a landing, two bedrooms and a full bathroom. 

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff I’m not really interested in having a full time tenant and landlord responsibilities so my plan is to turn the two bedrooms upstairs into a one bedroom airbnb type rental or efficiency apartment space with a living space and kitchenette.

The stair case…go ahead, drool over it’s beautiful walnut railing, spindles and banister. I do! I love the split staircase, the curves and original charm, don’t you?

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The landing…this will be the entry way into what will be an efficiency apartment. All of the stuff was left by previous owner. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Sometimes. I’m the proud new owner of like four vacuum cleaners. lol 

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Bedroom 1 will become the living room area / kitchenette…

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Bedroom 2 will remain a bedroom…

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And the bathroom before was quite odd. They framed in the pedestal sink and claw foot tub. What the……? And as you can see, first up is some roof repair. 

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Peek after some bathroom demo…more on that next week. 

rustic bathroom makeover

…so lots of renovation to be completed upstairs to turn the 2 bedrooms and bathroom into a 1 bedroom efficiency. 

As I mentioned, the building has so much historical charm! It’s just so adorable. AND It’s about one block from our town’s Main Street. The bus stop is literally steps away. There are breweries, the YMCA, shops, restaurants, salons, florists, candy/coffee shop, holiday parades and festivals within walking distance. So fun!

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

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

Follow the #helloredreno series:

Project Diary Entry #1 

Project Diary Entry #2 

 

Project Diary Entry #1 – Hello Red Reno!

Project Diary Entry #1 – Hello Red Reno! 

A couple of months ago I shared that I’m the proud new owner of this charming property…

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I love it. Just looking at that cute exterior makes my heart beat faster. I still can’t believe it’s all mine! 

I decided that rather than post JUST before pictures and hold off for the after until all projects were complete, that I’d begin posting more here at DIYShowOff more often –  sharing a series of updates in real time, as projects are started or in progress, ideas and plans and thoughts. This post serves as the introduction to the series. #1 – the before as I walked in the door the first time as the new owner. 

So join me on this tour of the first floor. The before photos:

The entry way…

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It’s going to get a little cleaning up. The original pine hardwood floors stay. Isn’t that walnut banister and railing gorgeous? Oh! And lucky me, that’s wallpaper. Several layers. Topped with paint. Lovely. lol I’ll share more about the plan for each individual space in the near future. But can you see the potential?   DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

The building is functional but outdated. From what I can tell, the building was built sometime in the late 1890s. For the past 45 years, it served as an attorney’s office. And when I met him? We had so much in common. I could sense HIS sense of pride in the place and his love for it’s character and we just seemed to be on the same frequency right from the start. Ever experience that? I believe that even played a part in his accepting my offer. 

This first room was his law library/waiting area…

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This next room, his office:

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You know that barn wood on the walls is going to stay. I LOVE it! DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

A restroom…(original 1890s kitchen area) 

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and a back entryway (other half of the original 1890s kitchen area/back door/hobbit door to the front entry/staircase)…

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Now the first floor will be a Connect & Create, Makery + Meeting Space … I’m still pondering the official name. For now I refer to it as “the studio”. It’s small but zoned to accommodate 49 but I feel like that’d be way too sardine-packed tight. For real. That must include the upstairs as well be cause I’ve had nearly 20 people on the first floor and it was jam-packed. For the future, I will limit gatherings to intimate meetings and parties of up to 15-20 people. 

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

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

#helloredreno

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

Fun Valentine DIY Ideas

Looking for a fun DIY Valentine inspired creative project?  Something made with love by your own two hands? I’m ready to get crafty and I’ll be watching the links at That DIY Party for Valenine inspiration but in the meantime, check out a few of these Valentine ideas from DIYShowOff past: 

Fun Valentine DIY Ideas

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DIY felted soap tutorial

DIY felted soap tutorial @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers How to Make Felted Soap @diyshowoff.com #michaelsmakers

DIY essential oil lotion hearts

DIY essential oil lotion bars recipe @diyshowoff

LOVE wall art canvases

cute chippy rustic DIY LOVE letter wall art tutorial @diyshowoff

You Warm My Heart Teacher/Hostess Gift Idea (chocolate peppermint awesome-sauce)

CUTE! Chocolate Peppermint Awesome Sauce - "You Melt My Heart" Valentine gift idea using Young Living Peppermint Vitality essential oil @diyshowoff

free you melt my heart printable gift tags

Free Valentine Printables

owl you need is love and chocolate

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Valentine mason jars

Valentine mason jars @diyshowoff

DIY vinyl decal table runner for glass top table

Valentine dining room decor Valentine table decor

homemade hug essential roll on blend

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

heart ribbon wreath

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keepsake handprint gift

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

DIY striped love you more sign

striped Valentine LOVE sign @diyshowoff.com

and some more Valentine decorating …

Valentine kitchen Valentine decorating DIYShowOff Valentine Mantel Valentine wreath Valentine Mantel

Do you decorate for Valentine’s day? 

Do you send out love notes or small gifts?

Celebrate all things love and glitter and Valentine’s day crafty?

DIYShowOff 2017 Recap

2017 Recap

diyshowoff 2017 recap and highlights

Hello, friends! I’m joining my fellow bloggers in recapping favorite projects from 2017! For me, it was a light year when it comes to projects but that’s about to change! One of the most exciting things about 2017 is this…

I’m the proud owner of a new studio space!

1890s building // workshop

before photos

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I’m not sure what I’ve gotten myself into but 2018 will bring more before and after photos and room makeovers! Subscribe to be notified of updates and follow along on social media. Check out the before photos. Do you see the potential? I love it’s character and can’t wait to dive in!

Home Sweet Home

My favorite project from this past year was joining forces with a talented group of blog friends in the Color Lover’s Series and freshening up the dining room. What a fun partnership! 

Color Lovers Room Makeover

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I loved reconstructing and repurposing an old bird bath we found hidden in the weeds on our property. It’s now

a fountain of flowers

What a treasure! Check out this beautiful cast iron flower fountain in all of her chippy glory! @diyshowoff

…or it was until winter hit western PA. So I’ll be doing some planting again in a few months. What a treasure! Check out this beautiful cast iron flower fountain in all of her chippy glory! @diyshowoff

…and then there was a before and after room makeoverFloorté, enhanced luxury vinyl plank floor by Shaw is a luxury line locking durable, waterproof flooring option and I am in LOVE!

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It’s actually a play room now! This grandma’s house is beginning to look like a daycare center! So, it’s nice to have a spot to keep toys out of the way. I’ll get some new photos so you can see the update. It’s such a great space to play with the light from the windows and the warm durable Shaw flooring. And if I can commit, I’d love to perhaps bring in some more permanent storage solutions in 2018. Perhaps some cabinets or cupboards. Or more open shelving like the DIY pipe shelving in the pantry?  Beautiful Floorté plank flooring classico antico @diyshowoff #shawstyleboard

and I might have dropped the ball sharing a Christmas home tour but I did participate in hosting a festive fall home tour

Fall Home Tour Shaw Floors diyshowoff

Craft Time

This past year seemed to be more craft-related than home improvement as evidenced by my highlights. I love the opportunity to get creative every chance I get and enjoy sharing my projects with you!

flower crown reindeer

DIY holiday handmade gift idea - personalized flower crown Christmas reindeer decor @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers

skeleton couture DIY Halloween Fairy Fashion Show - Skeleton Couture @diyshowoff

Halloween dreamcatcher

Halloween witch dreamcatcher tea party @diyshowoff #madewithmichaels

fall decorating with non traditional colors & fall decor

Fall Home Tour Shaw Floors diyshowoff

doily + hula hoop = BIG beautiful dreamcatcher 

DIY fall dreamcatcher wreath tutorial @diyshowoff

summer gift fun swim tote
DIY personalized pool party tote bag #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff

Easter egg hunt themed mantel

Spring Easter egg hunt mantel @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers #makeitwithmichaels #ad

etching glass

DIY Dremel maker kit engraving glass @diyshowoff DIY Dremel maker kit engraving glass @diyshowoff

spring centerpiece

So pretty! DIY spring floral centerpiece tutorial. Perfect for Easter too! #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff

All Things Essential Oils

I also shared my passion for essential oils + DIY with a few homemade/handmade ideas…

gemstone essential oil infused roll on

diy handmade essential oil roll on

water beads + essential oils // air freshener DIY essential oil infused air freshener gift idea

DIY laundry boost

DIY essential oil infused laundry fabric softener tutorial

happy unicorn roll on // make & take

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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!

summer cook out with essential oils // raspberry lime fro-yo pops summer cookout raspberry lime essential oil infused popsicle recipe

And if you’re looking for something to motivate making healthier choices in the new year, I invite you to join me! When another blog buddy shared her essential oil with me, it raised an awareness and sparked a wellness journey … it took me by surprise but I’m SO grateful AND healthier because of it. I love when my sharing empowers others to make healthier choices too. 

If there’s one thing I really want you to read, it’s this! Because I’m super passionate about raising awareness for living a healthy lifestyle:

A healthier me!

roeshel @diyshowoff

Precious blog memories… 

…take a look at favorite DIY projects from years past! 

2016 DIYShowOff recap 2015 DIY project recap @diyshowoff

 

my favorite DIY year

DIY recap

2013 DIYShowOff Recap

2012 – so many fun projects including an APARTMENT before/after!

 

(Those last two! haha! Blogging, the early years. lol)

Looking for more inspiration from the best of the best? Visit our friend Rhoda at Southern Hospitality

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:

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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

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DIY Holiday Gift Idea: Beautiful Reindeer Decor

Do you love handmade gifts as much as I do? You’re going to want to grab these supplies and whip up this beautiful reindeer decor. It’s the perfect hostess gift, teacher gift or personalize it for secret Santa gift exchange.  DIY holiday handmade gift idea - personalized flower crown Christmas reindeer decor @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers

 

DIY Holiday Gift Idea: Personalized Reindeer Decor

All supplies are available at Michaels! I received a gift card for this project’s supplies. 

Materials I gathered up:

DIY holiday handmade gift idea - personalized flower crown Christmas reindeer decor @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers

  • distressed reindeer plaque
  • holiday florals – check out the aisle filled with festive picks with pinecones, birds, glittery accents, etc.!
  • MORE embellishments – I used a laser cut wooden “Believe” and a painted metal monogram ornament. I didn’t end up using the shatterproof ornaments shown.
  • hot glue/gun 

DIY holiday handmade gift idea - personalized flower crown Christmas reindeer decor @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers

Easy peasy tutorial:

Create a flower crown for your reindeer using the holiday florals. Snip with wire cutters as needed. DIY holiday handmade gift idea - personalized flower crown Christmas reindeer decor @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers

Carefully secure florals with hot glue.  DIY holiday handmade gift idea - personalized flower crown Christmas reindeer decor @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers

Personalize with custom colors, embellishments, a letter – get creative, make it pretty and festive! Attach with hot glue.  DIY holiday handmade gift idea - personalized flower crown Christmas reindeer decor @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers

The finished product:

There you go! A beautiful semi-handmade decorative accent! This is going to be one of those quick crafty projects where you’ll want one for a friend then one for yourself! Or better yet, a better gift is getting together with friends and making one together! 

DIY holiday handmade gift idea - personalized flower crown Christmas reindeer decor @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers DIY holiday handmade gift idea - personalized flower crown Christmas reindeer decor @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers

Michaels is your one stop gift shop this holiday season! From DIY gift ideas to our favorite kids gifts, they have everything you need to MAKE the season merry!

DIY holiday handmade gift idea - personalized flower crown Christmas reindeer decor @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers DIY holiday handmade gift idea - personalized flower crown Christmas reindeer decor @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers