Friday, September 30, 2016

Car diffuser giveaway ends Friday at midnight

Thanks to all those who have entered. All entries and double entries from Facebook shares will be put into a bowl and the winner drawn via a Facebook live video late Sunday evening. Good luck to you all!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Blending for YOU!

Have you ever thought of blending some of your oils together?  Like a blend to help you sleep better.  Just exactly what is the best way to go about blending.  Well, there is a specific science that makes blending easier.

First, let's talk about synergies!  In her book, French Aromatherapy, Jen O'Sullivan talks about the fact that blending your oils together in a glass bottle and letting them sit for 24 hours before using allows the constituents of the oils to blend properly.  This creates a blend that will work much better than throwing the oils together and using right away.  This is true for blends that you want to put into your diffuser as well.  If you have a favorite blend for your diffuser, say....peppermint and orange, for a good pick-me-up for your morning, mix those two together the day before.  You'll notice a difference even in the diffuser product!!

When you are blending, make sure you DO NOT blend together other blends.  If you are really interested in learning about blending, the best way is to take an aromatherapy class.  If you can't do that (they are usually expensive), the next best thing is to learn from those who HAVE taken the class and are sharing their knowledge.

I follow a blog called EssentialFamily and her post of blending includes a couple of charts that are super helpful when you want to blend.  It includes a list of oils that blend well with each other.  There is also a chart showing Blending Factors that help you with ratios.  You can read her entire post HERE.  

So, grab those oils, think about the blends you might way to try and go for it!!  Just remember to use glass bottles!!  This is a good reason to save your empty bottles!!

After you have made some blends, come back and tell us the blends you made.  You may just be able to help someone else!!

Friday, September 16, 2016

You win by showing the love!

How would you like to win something?  You would?!  Great!! would be nice to know WHAT you would win, right?  Well, this certainly is a sweet prize and your odds of winning are WAY better than the lottery.  That purple bulb thing is a diffuser for you car.  It plugs in and can be rotated to level.  It produces a fine cool mist to disperse your essential oil.  AND the best part is that your prize will include a FREE 5 ml bottle of Stress Away.  I couldn't think of a better oil to have while you are driving.  That will give you 80 drops of Stress Away goodness!  You'll only use 1 to 2 drops each use. are the contest rules:

  • Enter your e-mail address to the side where it says "Follow by Email"  You'll be able to see each important essential oil post that we make this way AND we NEVER share your address with anyone!!
  • A Comment below that you signed up is appreciated but not required.
  • Want to win extra entries?  Share this post on your Facebook page with the hashtag #WinTheDiffuserContest and you will get an extra entry into the contest.
  • Contest will run until midnight PT on September 30st. 
  • Winner's name will be pulled on October 1st and will be posted on this blog.
  • Winner must respond with their mailing address within 48 hours of winning or forfeit.
  • A new winner will be pulled if the first winner doesn't reply within 48 hours.
  • We are not responsible for entries that do not follow the instructions completely.
  • Sorry, the contest is only open to US residents due to shipping costs.
When you are done entering, take a minute to wander around our website.  You'll learn a lot.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A better Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Fall is in the air!  I already have leaves falling on the driveway and the air seems to have changed as well!!
You know what that means?  Yup!  It is time for Everyone to start selling their version of a pumpkin spice drinks.  BUT, do you really know what you getting?  Do those drinks really have what you want? Well, let me tell you that one of the most popular drinks has everything BUT pumpkin in it!!  Here is a graphic from one of my favorite online gals!  Food Babe!!

As you can see from her graphic, there is some 'not-so-great' stuff in there!  If you would like to read her whole article (which is really good, BTW), click HERE.  
WHAT ARE YOU TO DO WITHOUT YOUR LATTE????? is a wonderful recipe here that uses GOOD stuff and uses Young Living Vitality Essential Oils.........  Goodness to add to your morning coffee!
Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Creamer 
*3 cups Organic Whole Milk or your milk of preference....coconut, almond, etc
*1 1/2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
*1 1/2 tbsp Molasses
*6 tbsp Organic Pumpkin purée

*5 drops Cinnamon Vitality Essential Oil
*3 drops Nutmeg vitality Essential Oil
Pour all ingredients into saucepan on medium heat and stir until all ingredients are combined. Pour into container and keep in fridge. Stir before each use!
You can also use heavy cream or a dairy free "milk" if preferred.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Low cost Pumpkin Latte

Well, it is that time of year again.  Popular coffee stores have brought out their Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  BUT, they have lots and lots of calories!!  So, here is a low-cal version that you can use in your diffuser.  Mmmmmmm.........