Making homemade products with essential oils

  One of my favorite things to do with the oils is to make homemade stuff with them.  The more homemade the less chemicals in your products being used by your family. 
   I started by making chapstick.  This is the recipe I use. http:/www.foodyourbodywillthankyoufor.com/2014/02/13/homemade-lip-balm-3-flavors/.  I tweak the recipe a little because I like lemon and peppermint together.  The kids love it!  Abigail is going to be my sales lady someday because she came home with like the orders from friends who wanted it too 🙂                          
  For Christmas I made everyone peppermint sugar scrubs that were a big hit.  Again, super easy and very little time to make them and smell AMAZING!  Your hands feel awesome after using it. http://unskinnyboppy.com/2013/10/diy-peppermint-sugar-scrub/.  
  I also made lotion bars for everyone.  They literally look like a bar of soap that you put in your hand and as it warms up it melts and you can rub it in.   Really moisturizing and lacking all of the extra chemicals in regular lotion.  http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/homemade-lotion-bars. I use this recipe but warm up the ingredients in the oven like the lip balm because I’m always paranoid the microwave is zapping the good out of my ingredients.
    I have moved on from there and made hand soap, dish soap, vapor rub (one of my favorites when sick), sleepy time cream (I use on my feet every night before bed), and kitchen cleaning spray.  My list keeps growing of things I want to try next.  For any of the other recipes check my pinterest young living board.  There are million of ideas for stuff on pinterest.  I wish I had time to try them! Let me know your favorites.  Happy creating! 

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Lavender

Lavender is one of my favorite essential oils!  It’s often called the”first aid kit” of essential oils because it’s so versatile.  Lavender is a very calming and gentle oil. We use lavender in combination with peace and calming or cedarwood to help us sleep.  I also love to use it in a blend that helps soothe dry skin.  We also use it with peppermint and lemon when our allergies flare up. It can be used for burns,  for cuts and bruises, for seasonal relief, for diaper rash, for stress, eczema, sunburn, detox baths and this is just the tip of the iceberg!  On top of all these amazing uses I enjoy defusing it because it smells so good!

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http:// https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/essential-oils/singles/lavender-essential-oil

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Wellness the essential way

This blog is dedicated to discussing the benefits and uses of young living essentials oils.  They have worked wonders for me and my family and I want to be able to share that with others.     My name is Jennee Kolthoff and my young living number is 2030109.

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