How to get 11 gifts for under $15 AND a free diffuser!

Split a Premium Starter KitDIY Gift Alternative:  Split A Kit

I love making DIY gifts with essential oils for the holidays!  Handmade gifts at the holidays are a great way to save money and give thoughtful gifts.  That being said, November and December can be busy and stressful and it’s easy for time to get away from us.   A great way to save time AND money on holiday gifts is to ‘Split A Kit’!

How To Split A Kit

Buy a Premium Starter Kit (which saves you 50% of off the retail price) and give ONE essential oil to each member of your family or your friends.   You can even add a little something to make it extra personal or a few DIY ingredients with recipes to make some of their own bath and body goodies.

  • Lavender– give it to your favorite person in need of good sleep and relaxation. Add a sleep mask and a ½ pint mason jar filled with Epsom salts with a note to add 8 drops of their Lavender essential oil to their Epsom salts for relaxation bath salts.
  • Peppermint– add a package of gourmet hot cocoa with a note to add a drop of peppermint for the perfect steaming cup of minty hot chocolate.
  • Lemon – include a glass water bottle for enjoying essential oil infused water
  • Frankincense – perfect for the meditation or yoga enthusiast in your life, include a yoga block or yoga socks.
  • Thieves – give to your favorite teacher, perfect for keeping immune system boosted!
  • Purification – perfect for the dog lover in your life, include a holiday themed dog collar.
  • DiGize – know a foodie? Maybe they over indulge on occasion – give them the gift of good digestion with DiGize.  Include some empty veggie capsules for easy consumption.
  • Copaiba – gift to your favorite tea drinker. A drop of Copaiba in your tea makes every cup the perfect wellness drink.
  • R C – a drop of RC on the throat and chest makes for a comforting end to the day, throw in a pair of fuzzy socks for the ultimate end of day coziness.
  • Panaway – for the athlete, the cubicle dweller, or anyone with joints and muscles. Include a mini bottle of your favorite carrier oil, like Almond oil, and a note to combine a few drops of Panaway with a few drops of carrier oil and massage into neck and shoulders.
  • StressAway – pop the aromaglide roller fitment from the kit on this bottle and give it to your most stressed out friend, with a note to roll it over wrists and neck.

That’s 11 gifts for only $160, only $14.50 per gift!  You can add the extra items, or not, or add different items specific to the recipients – use your imagination!

But wait, what are you going to do with the diffuser?  Gift it to someone who needs it, or keep it for yourself, no need to play favorites 😉

I hope that you can see this is a great way to give unique, useful and thoughtful gifts that are truly natural and support your friend and family’s wellness!

You can grab a Premium Starter Kit to split right here:  Young Living Premium Starter Kit

25 Ways to Use One Drop of Essential Oil – Easier than DIY!

25 ways to use one drop of essential oilMaking my own skin care products and health remedies with essential oils is something I really love to do.  Sometimes, though, I don’t want to make anything – I just want the benefits of my essential oils!  These are the times I’m reminded of how powerful essential oils can be, and that just a drop is all you need.  When you want to leave behind the DIY projects with the coconut oil, beeswax, melting pots, veggie capsules, etc – here are some terrific ways to experience the benefits of essential oils with just one drop*!

*I will only use 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living, you can learn more about Young Living oils and how to get them at wholesale prices HERE

Lavender Essential Oil

  • One drop on the bottom of your feet before bed to support good sleep
  • Rub one drop into your cupped palms and inhale deeply for a calming effect
  • Support your respiratory system by rubbing one or two drops into the back of your neck

Citrus Essential Oils

  • A drop of Lemon in your water to help cleanse the body
  • A drop of Citrus Fresh in the wash machine to freshen up your laundry
  • A drop of Citrus Fresh on a rag to clean up scuff marks from the floor
  • A drop of Grapefruit in your water to help suppress the appetite

Joy Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of Joy rubbed over your heart to improve your mood
  • A drop of Joy rubbed into wrists as perfume

Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) Essential Oil

  • A drop of Tea Tree on a blemish will clear it up quickly
  • A drop of Tea Tree on a cold sore
  • A drop of Tea Tree rubbed into feet to maintain healthy skin

Thieves Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of Thieves in your hot tea to support your immune system
  • A drop of Thieves rubbed into the bottom of feet to boost immunity

Purification Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of Purification on a cotton ball put in the bottom of the trash bin to neutralize odors
  • A drop of Purification rubbed on a bug bite to stop the itch

Peppermint Essential Oil

  • A drop of Peppermint rubbed on the back of neck to help cool down on a hot day
  • A drop of Peppermint rubbed across the stomach to support proper digestion

Frankincense Essential Oil

  • A drop of Frankincense rubbed into the chest to support the respiratory system 
  • A drop of Frankincense rubbed into cupped palms and inhaled to relieve stress, can also improve meditation 

PanAway Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of PanAway rubbed into joints to support healthy joint and muscles 
  • A drop of PanAway rubbed over muscles after a big workout

StressAway Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of StressAway rubbed into cupped hands and inhaled to calm the mind
  • A drop of StressAway rubbed into wrists as perfume

Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil

  • A drop of Eucalyptus Radiata in the corners of your shower to create a respiratory system supporting, spa-like shower

Learn More About Essential Oils

  1. Find out how to buy essential oils at wholesale prices (24% off retail), and get a free sign-up gift!
  2. Learn about even more uses for the 10 most popular Young Living essential oils.

DIY Lavender Baby Balm

Lavender Baby Balm
Lavender Baby Balm

Diaper rash.  Skin irritations.  Scrapes and scratches….All things that you baby’s soft and perfect skin will encounter at some point.  Up until very recently I used standard diaper rash cream and ‘natural’ baby lotion to address these issues.  Unfortunately many of these products, even those labeled ‘natural’, contain harsh chemicals and petroleum products.  They also tend to be pretty pricey.

The alternative I’ve started to use is a very simple, 3-ingredient baby balm that can be used for all these things.  This balm cleared up my 8 month old baby’s irritated skin in days.  Now I slather it on him after every bath.  I’ve also used this balm to soothe a scrapped chin which healed up in no time.

Coconut oil – antiviral and antimicrobial properties, moisturizing

Beeswax – antibacterial and antiviral benefits, acts as a barrier and protects skin

Lavender – soothing for skin irritations

DIY Lavender Baby Balm

  1. Melt together the coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler
  2. Remove from heat and add essential oils
  3. Mix all together and pour into a glass jar

Apply liberally and as needed!

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Oregano Essential Oil Pasta Sauce

Red Meat Sauce with Oregano Essential Oil
Red Meat Sauce with Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano essential oil has many therapeutic uses.  It contains strong immune-enhancing properties and supports the respiratory system.  Whenever I feel my immune system needs extra support, I immediately take a veggie cap with 4 drops each of Oregano and Thieves essential oils.  I’ll also rub a blend of Oregano and Thieves oils mixed with a carrier oil on my feet when colds are hitting friends and family and my immune system could use a little boost.  Oregano is one of my go to immune boosting oils, and it is also a great addition to my no-pasta meat sauce!  I love a good red meat sauce.  We don’t eat grains in our house so we typically have this sauce over spaghetti squash or steamed broccoli.  Before using essential oils I made this sauce with regular dried oregano – since adding Oregano essential oil to the sauce, it has become a family favorite.  The Oregano essential oil really punches up the flavor and gives it more zest.

Red Meat Sauce with Oregano Essential Oil

  • 2 lbs meat of choice (I like either ground beef, italian pork sausage or a mix of the two)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion – chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 1 Box (26oz) Pomi chopped tomatoes
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil – chopped
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 drops Oregano essential oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Melt the coconut oil and saute onions until translucent over medium heat, add garlic and stir until fragrant (30 seconds-ish)
  2. Add meat and mix until meat is browned (5 minutes-ish)
  3. Add dried basil and Oregano essential oil, stir into meat mixture
  4. Stir in chopped tomatoes and tomato paste
  5. Let simmer for 20 minutes, before serving stir in fresh basil and season with salt and pepper to taste
  6. Serve over roasted spaghetti squash or steamed broccoli – Enjoy!

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DIY Moisturizer: Joy Body Balm

Joy Body Balm
Body Balm with Joy essential oil

I love body lotion.  It hasn’t been easy to find natural lotion options with ingredient labels I can understand, much less pronounce.  I really want to be able to pronounce and understand everything that is in my body products.  Especially since the skin is your largest organ and anything that comes into contact with it can potentially make its way into your body.  I decided it was time to make my own moisturizer.  By combining the uplifting and refreshing oil blend, Joy, with just a couple natural ingredients you can create a simple and enticing body balm.

Joy, has quickly become one of my favorite oils.  It is a blend of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Coriander, Tangerine, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose.  Slathering on this Joy Body Balm in the morning elevates my mood and leaves my skin soft and smooth.  joy essential oil

Joy Body Balm

DIY MoisturizerMelt the coconut oil and beeswax together in a glass jar placed in a small pot of water.  Once completely melted, remove from heat and add Joy essential oil.  Stir and pour into a clean glass jar (I like these glass jars).  Depending on your climate, the balm may be softer or harder when solidified – coconut oil melts at 76 degrees and the beeswax helps it remain solid.  Here in Chicago it is pretty hard, so I use a little cheese knife to scoop it out of the jar.

That’s it, so clean and simple!

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