Young Living Essential Oils

Young Living essential oils have been a HUGE blessing in my family’s life! We use essential oils on a daily basis in our home. Here are just a few of the ways we love to use them:

Lavender for burns, sunburns, insect bites and I use it in my wonderful homemade coconut oil sugar body scrub

Lemon in water for helping our PH become alkaline and I have been drinking two drops in a large glass of water before bed and have found that it actually helps me sleep at night!

Frankincense for wrinkles, skin tags, coughs and fibrocystic breasts

Peace and Calming is my favorite scent and I use it around the outside of my ears if I have allergy drainage that is causing ear ache. I also use this blend in my homemade coconut oil deodorant.

Thieves is used in literally every room of our home! It is in our diffuser and diffused in the rooms of our home regularly. The Thieves hand soap is at our sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms. The Thieves Household Cleaner is diluted and used as my kitchen counter spray cleaner, mop and bathroom cleaner. The Thieves Spray is used anytime we feel an illness come on…we spray the back of our throats with it. The Thieves oil is also awesome for dental care. We like the mouthwash and toothpaste and the oil can be directly applied to mouth ulcers to heal them quickly. We also love the Thieves hard lossenges and use them to ward off illness as well.

My husband swears by the Sleep Essence capsules. They make him drowsy, sleepy and have improved his sleep.

The Copaiba Shampoo whipped out my son’s horrible dandruff in only a few uses. It is wonderful! 

Please let me know if you have any questions, are interested in learning more or becoming a distributor so you can purchase the oils and other wonderful Young Living products at wholesale. You won’t regret it and your family will thank you!!!

Torie Morris
Young Living Member # 1108045
www.youngliving.com

*This information is not intended to diagnosis or treat any illness

Spritzers: The Perfect Soda Alternative

These tart-sweet spritzers are a welcomed soda replacement in our home. My eight year old begs for one every day. I don’t feel guilty at all to oblige! 

Kat’s Favorite Flavored Spritzers 

from: The Truth About Beauty by Kat James

Fill a glass 2/3 full with plain seltzer (carbonated water) and some ice. Add an ounce of unsweetened cranberry juice and several drops (to taste) of plain or flavored stevia such as vanilla or lemon. If you don’t have the cranberry juice you can use the stevia alone. Add a slice of lemon or lime (I love to squirt lime into mine!)

Here are some other variations…the flavor combination possibilities are endless:

*Make a Fresca-like drink like this:
add a drop of Young Living (YL brand are food grade and the only I recommend) grapefruit essential oil to the plain seltzer with a squeeze of lime along with stevia to sweeten.

*Do half green tea/half seltzer for an extra lift (you can buy green tea concentrates that are even decaffeinated)

*Use cocoa extract with vanilla stevia & even add half & half to make an “egg cream”

Coconut Oil & Sugar Body Scrub

This is my newest creation. You will love, love, love the smell combination of these essential oils together. It is heavenly!

1 part virgin coconut oil – 1/4 cup
2 parts sugar or salt (sugar for normal to dry skin or salt for oily skin) – 1/2 cup
about 15 drops Young Living Sandlewood essential oil
about 10 drops Young Living Lavender essential oil
about 10 drops Young Living Neroli essential oil

Place the coconut oil (it will be solid like shortening) in a bowl & add the sugar. Drop the essential oils in & mash everything together with the back of a spoon. Mash & mix until well combined. Store in about a 4 -6 oz size jar with lid.
Rub onto dry skin & rinse in bath or shower.

Homemade Face Cream

My face is so thankful that I discovered this recipe from Elliot Homestead. It will make your face greasy so I use it only at night before bed.

Things to love about this stuff:

It is much, much, much more economical than store bought face cream
It is made with natural, healthy ingredients
No toxic chemicals and words that I cannot pronounce going onto my skin
It really does make your skin feel as soft as a baby’s bottom

Homemade Face Cream

1 Tb coconut oil (seriously how did I ever live without this stuff..I use it for everything!)
3 Tb shea butter
2 drops of tea tree oil aka melaleuca oil (I use Young Living for all my essential oils)

Basically you just smash all ingredients together with a spoon and mix well. Store in a jar with tight fit lid. I think this amount fit into a small 2 oz jar that I purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs. I also buy my coconut oil and shea butter from there. Tea tree oil is antiseptic and antimicrobial which is wonderful, but if it irritates your skin simply try a different essential oil such as lavender. 


Homemade Essential Oils Hair Growth Spritzer For Women

This formula really stimulates hair growth including new hair growth. It really does work! I have seen my hair grow in noticeably thicker since using it for a few months now. I think it smells fantastic as well. I am a distributor for Young Living brand essential oil and highly recommend them for purity and superior quality. I found the recipe here. The recipe included here is for women, but there is one for men too at the link.

Here is what you need to make a small spritzer bottle like this (I used a spray bottle that came in a toiletries travel bag):

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4 oz fractionated coconut oil (I didn’t have this so I used V6, which is a carrier blend that does include fractionated coconut oil, from young living)
8 drops Lavender
8 drops Rosemary
8 drops Ylang Ylang
8 drops Clary Sage

Place the carrier oil and all essential oils in a spray bottle. Shake before use. I wash my hair every other day and since this makes my hair very oily, I use it at night before bed only on the days that I know I will need to wash my hair the next day anyways. It will make your pillow greasy too, so if you like, cover it with a towel. Let me know if you try this!

Homemade Essential Oils Hair Growth Spritzer For Women

This formula really stimulates hair growth including new hair growth. It really does work! I have seen my hair grow in noticeably thicker since using it for a few months now. I think it smells fantastic as well. I am a distributor for Young Living brand essential oil and highly recommend them for purity and superior quality. I found the recipe here. The recipe included here is for women, but there is one for men too at the link.

Here is what you need to make a small spritzer bottle like this (I used a spray bottle that came in a toiletries travel bag):

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4 oz fractionated coconut oil (I didn’t have this so I used V6, which is a carrier blend that does include fractionated coconut oil, from young living)
8 drops Lavender
8 drops Rosemary
8 drops Ylang Ylang
8 drops Clary Sage

Place the carrier oil & all essential oils in a spray bottle. Shake before use. I wash my hair every other day & since this makes my hair very oily, I use it at night before bed only on the days that I know I will need to wash my hair the next day anyways. It will make your pillow greasy too, so if you like, cover it with a towel. Let me know if you try this!

Wonderful Homemade Deodorant

Healthy, economical & hard working. Coconut oil is antibacterial. Baking soda is an odor fighter. The arrowroot powder or cornstarch helps keep you dry. This has replaced store bought deodorant for me.

6-8 cups unrefined/virgin coconut oil (I buy the gallon bucket from here)
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)

a few drops of your favorite essential oil, optional (examples: lavendar, tea tree, citrus etc.)

Mix the soda & arrowroot together then mash in the coconut oil. Mix well for several mins by mashing with the back of a spoon. Store in a lidded glass jar as it can melt when the temperature is hot.