December 20, 2014

12 Days of Oils Frankincense


Today, I'm talking about a cream that I first tried and the reason I looked at young living essential oils. My four year old had a skin flare up and was diagnoised at the doctor. He prescribed a cortisone steroid cream and it just made it spread worse. So, I tried the essential oils and her skin went back to normal. 


I used 1 cup of coconut oil and whipped it for about 5 minutes. It gets fluffy like a cream and mixed in 10 drops of each frankincense, melrose and lavender essential oils. I apply this as a skin cream and it helps to maintain a healthy glowng skin. 


I used a cute container I found at hobby lobby.  I embellished it with Graphic 45 using the Twelve Days of Christmas line. The center comes from the banners package and the flower from the flowers package. 

The banner I stamped using the stampin up alphabet rotary stamp item 133769 and classic stampin pad in blackberry bliss 133642.

The cream ribbon is from Anna griffin holiday card making kit that I believe was on qvc or hsn. The red checkered ruffled ribbon item #505685 by ribbonFx is from my ribbon stash. 

I layered the elements on top of the kid using dimensional type product in my stash. 

We also have a private group on Facebook that has more recipes and discusses the Young Living Essential Oils.  If you do not already have someone that you purchase the oils through nor a Young Living account currently, pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the group! 

Be sure to check back this month at www.sweetsassydiva.com for more creative ways and Holiday gift ideas to use the Premium Starter Kit.   


Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/krd7j6x If you need help, I can help you with any questions and signup. 

You can also order the bottles separately through me too, although the kit is the best deal at approximately 50% off. Sacred Frankinscence is available in a 5 ml bottle and melrose and lavender essential oil is available in an individual 15 ml bottle outside of the PSK. Melrose is not in the kit. 





December 19, 2014

12 Days of Oils Lemon


Lemon sugar scrub



DIY Lemon sugar scrub recipe: 

2 1/2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of Grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
10 drops of Young Living lemon essential oil

Mix into a glass bowl. Combine liquids with the sugars and incorporate until a paste consistency is achieved. Add more grapeseed oil, if the mixture seems too dry or sugar, if it is too wet.  Even my little girl helped make this one!



I found the cute sugar scrub jars at Hobby Lobby item number 710798.

Spoon the mixed scrub into cute jars. 


We embellished it with a yellow stampin up ribbon and a tag from Graphic 45. It was in the twelve days of Christmas collection g45 chipboard 1 4500740It was adhered with dimensionals to the ribbon. 


This is a great gift to keep next to the sink after gardening, doing dishes or next to the bath. Be careful with applying this in the bath esp to soothe your feet as it can be slippery with the oils. 

We also have a private group on Facebook that has more recipes and discusses the Young Living Essential Oils.  If you do not already have someone that you purchase the oils through nor a Young Living account currently, pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the group! 

Be sure to check back this month at www.sweetsassydiva.com for more creative ways and Holiday gift ideas to use the Premium Starter Kit.   



Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/krd7j6x If you need help, I can help you with any questions and signup. 

You can also order the bottles separately through me too, although the kit is the best deal at approximately 50% off. Lemon essential oil is available in an individual 15 ml bottle outside of the PSK. 



December 18, 2014

12 Days of Oils Citrus Fresh


Himalayan Pink Salt with Citrus Fresh, Honey and Mango Shea Butter Soap. 

DIY recipe supplies: 

  
Himalayan Pink Salt
Citrus Fresh Young Living Essential Oil
Honey and Mango Shea Butter
Silicon mold
Soap dye (optional)

Melt the soap then, add dye and citrus fresh 8-10 drops to the honey soap. 

Pour the melted mango and shae butter into the mold and sprinkle the salt on. 


While it's still warm, layer the honey mixture 


then, cover with remaining mango shea butter. 

Allow the mold to rest until the soap hardens in approximately 30 minutes. Remove from mold and package into a cellophane bag. Dress up with some embellishments or add them inside the stampin up 135853
Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies 



These can also be made into bars instead of these cute guest soap sized individual soaps. 

Citrus Fresh Ingredients

Orange (Citrus aurantium), tangerine (Citrus nobilis), mandarin (Citrus reticulata), grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), lemon (Citrus limon), and spearmint (Mentha spicata).


We also have a private group on Facebook that has more recipes and discusses the Young Living Essential Oils.  If you do not already have someone that you purchase the oils through nor a Young Living account currently, pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the group! 

Be sure to check back this month at www.sweetsassydiva.com for more creative ways and Holiday gift ideas to use the Premium Starter Kit.   


Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/krd7j6x If you need help, I can help you with any questions and signup. 

You can also order the bottles separately through me too, although the kit is the best deal at approximately 50% off. Citrus Fresh essential oil is available in an individual 15 ml bottle outside of the PSK. 






December 16, 2014

12 Days of Oils Panaway


So, I couldn't skip over sharing this in my gift basket. This is a huge go to for me! Especially this time of hear with the hustle and bustle preparing for the holidays! 

Today, we talk about Panaway! A powerhouse blend. 

Ingredients:

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum), clove (Syzygium aromaticum) and peppermint (Mentha piperita).

It's great after exercise or those sprints getting those Christmas sales or not! Maybe even that must have you for our little angel! :) 

There are so many reasons that I reach for the PanAway! 


I like to whip up this bad boy! Here are the goodies that we need for this: 


I picked up a cute jar at the craft store. You also need coconut oil, panAway, peppermint and valor from Young Living. Valor used to be in the starter kit but, now you can add it to your PSK order. I do like it with lemongrass for inflammation too but, again that is outside of the PSK. 

I grab a glass bowl and put 1 cup of coconut oil into it. I whip it with a hand mixer for about 5 min until it's light and fluffy. I then, whip in 10 drops each of panaway, peppermint and valor. :whip it good song by devo playing in my head: 

Once it is fluffy and the oils are well incorporated, put it into the glass container. 

The fun part now!  I called it "Ache be Gone".  I embellished it with Graphic 45 using the Twelve Days of Christmas line. The center comes from the banners package and the flower from the flowers package. 

The center I stamped using the stampin up alphabet rotary stamp item 133769 and classic stampin pad in blackberry bliss 133642.

The green ribbon is from Anna griffin holiday card making kit that I believe was on qvc or hsn. 

I layered the elements on top of the kid using dimensional type product in my stash. 


We also have a private group on Facebook that has more recipes and discusses the Young Living Essential Oils.  If you do not already have someone that you purchase the oils through nor a Young Living account currently, pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the group! 

Be sure to check back this month at www.sweetsassydiva.com for more creative ways and Holiday gift ideas to use the Premium Starter Kit.   


Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/krd7j6x If you need help, I can help you with any questions and signup. 

You can also order the bottles separately through me too, although the kit is the best deal at approximately 50% off. Panaway essential oil is available in an individual 5 ml bottle as is valor. Peppermint is available single as a 15 ml bottle outside of the PSK. 

December 15, 2014

12 Days of Oils Thieves


If you have been following along, I am doing homemade gift ideas using the Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit. As you can tell from the graphic, today is day 3 THIEVES! 

If you have looked on the back of a bottle of hand sanitizer, you will notice a huge long list of chemicals which most you cannot pronounce! Most are alcohol based and even the thieves brand from young living has denatured ethanol SD-38B (denatured with peppermint essential oil). 

I decided to make a version of my own Thieves hand sanitizer. 
 

DIY Recipe:
3 TBS aloe vera gel
2 TBS witch hazel 
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
4 TBS distilled water
8-10 drops thieves young living essential oil

I bought a glass pump container to put the thieves mixture in. 

Step 1:

In a pourable container, mix together aloe vera gel & vitamin E oil and witch hazel. Stir as best you can.  Vitamin E oil is very thick.

Step 2: 

Stir in water & thieves, mix well.

Step 3:

Pour mix into container. This container is 6 ounces. 

We have a video that gives ideas on avoiding the sickies this season with essential oils and what to do, if the sickies strike!  I can add you to the group to view it. 



I used a tag from graphic 45 twelve days of Christmas in chipboard 1. The baker's twine is from the twinery. 

There is a complete line of thieves products from essential oils, cleaning products, hygiene such as dental care etc. 

 
The hand sanitizer, thieves mints and spray make excellent stocking stuffers and stash great in your purse or suit coat for on the go! 

We also have a private group on Facebook that has more recipes and discusses the Young Living Essential Oils.  If you do not already have someone that you purchase the oils through nor a Young Living account currently, pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the group! 

Be sure to check back this month at www.sweetsassydiva.com for more creative ways and Holiday gift ideas to use the Premium Starter Kit.   


Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/krd7j6x If you need help, I can help you with any questions and signup. 

You can also order the bottles separately through me too, although the kit is the best deal at approximately 50% off. Thieves essential oil is available in an individual 15 ml bottle. 






December 14, 2014

12 Days of Oils Lavender


A French Kiss Bubble Bar by LUSH was the inspiration for today's project. 

Here's a video from LUSH showing how they make it. 
http://www.how-to-diy.org/oyBylFiXJMl2QX/Lush-Manufacturing-Presents:-A-French-Kiss-Bubble-Bar.html

According to the LUSH website, The list of ingredients: 

What goes into my DIY recipe: 


Here is our video showing the process: 
Http://youtu.be/fkDcv7ate6c

You can replace both the Cream of Tartar and Sodium Bicarbonate with one ingredient...Baking Powder. The Cream of Tartar mixed with the Baking soda is essentially double action baking powder. You need 1 cup powder. So, either do baking soda and add some cream of tartar, or grab the baking powder. 

I've read some not so positive articles on Sodium Laureth Sulfate and I wanted to avoid this foaming agent. So, I opted for Dr. Bronner's unscented pure-Castile Soap. It won't foam up like SLS but, will still be a luxurious bath. My daughter has eczema so, I wanted to avoid the SLS. Rather counter productive to have the essential oils that help, if I'm adding harsh chemicals. Lol 

3 Tbsp. Castille Soap (like Dr. Bronner's which you can buy unscented)

3 Tbsp. each of Glycerin and Coconut Oil (both lather well and are skin softeners)

4 drops each of Young Living Essential Oils Lavender, Rosemary, and Thyme. Note: you could do this entirely with lavender only. For those purchasing the premium starter kit to complete the 12 days of oils, either use lavender only for this recipe or add on the rosemary and thyme to your order. 

Take half of the mixture and dye with soap colorant. I chose lavender. 

1 tsp. Herbes de Provence sprinkled between or mixed into half of the mixture that you color with bath bomb dye. Additionally, a sprig of lavender for the finishing touch. 

Roll the two colors onto a piece of wax paper creating a log roll. 

Cut log into pieces and twist into a piece of burlap to create a Hershey kiss shape. 

You will want to store these in a cellophane bag to keep it from crumbling. 

TO USE THE SOLID A FRENCH KISS IN THE BATH: Crumble under running bath water. If you’re not using it quickly, package the rest up in cellophane bags, wax or parchment paper. These work best, when they’re slightly moist so, they crumble easily under running water. If you just toss them into a bath, the result is less than astounding. Definitely, crumble these under warm running water.

Lavender is the Swiss Army knife of essential oils and has helped our family immensely. 

We also have a private group on Facebook that has more recipes and discusses the Young Living Essential Oils.  If you do not already have someone that you purchase the oils through nor a Young Living account currently, pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the group! 

Be sure to check back this month at www.sweetsassydiva.com for more creative ways and Holiday gift ideas to use the Premium Starter Kit.   



Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/krd7j6x If you need help, I can help you with any questions and signup. 

You can also order the bottles separately through me too, although the kit is the best deal at approximately 50% off. Lavender is available in an individual 15 ml bottle. 




December 12, 2014

American Girl mini dolls

Amazon has a code for 25% off books so, that means it can be applied to the American girl mini dolls! I scored the 2015 GOTY! 

Coupon BOOKDEAL25 is 1 use per account. 

The rumor is the 2015 GOTY is.... Grace Thomas! 


Picture source unknown. 

I pre-ordered the 2015 goty and it gives a shipping date of January 27th...hope it's sooner than that! 

I'm thinking a nice birthday present, Valentine's Day or if you can hold out until Easter! :)