DIY Christmas Gifts!

Have any of you been sitting there, sipping hot chocolate, trying to come up with ideas of what to buy your friends and family for Christmas this year?

The air is getting chillier (maybe it’s even snowed a few times.)…

…and the brainstorming is beginning. Perhaps with a feeling of sadness as you consider the gifts you want to buy, but can’t quite afford.

(Yes, yes, I realize that it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but it’s always good not to be rushing around like a crazy person on Christmas Eve, right?)

Well, I have a solution for your pre-Christmas-gift depression, and guess where I discovered it! You’ve got it – PINTEREST. (I know, mind blowing, right?)

Thus, joy comes back to my thoughts of Christmas, as I consider all the low cost, do-it-yourself, healthy, from-the-heart options I suddenly have at my fingertips!

So, I thought, why not share some of my favorite DIY recipes that I’ve found? Christmas, after all, is a time for spreading good cheer! So what if I’m starting my cheer a little earlier than most?

So, without further ado, here are my favorite recipes!

Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
Natural Room Spray
Lime Mint Foot Soak

Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream
Hot Chocolate Mix {while this doesn’t include essential oils, why not gift your friend or family member with a small bottle of peppermint to go along with their hot chocolate? It’s delicious!}
Homemade Peppermint Liqueur  {She mentions some links for oils on Amazon, but I do NOT recommend those brands. It is very dangerous to ingest oils that are not 100% Therapeutic Grade. Young Living is the only brand I recommend. So pull out your Young Living 100% Therapeutic Grade essential oil and add that to the recipe instead!}

And lastly, here are a few recipes from my mom’s blog:

Lotion
Bath Soaks
Roll-On Lip Gloss
How to Make Unique Gift Baskets!

I hope y’all have enjoyed these and if you have any favorite DIY recipes that I haven’t listed here, please feel free to share them with me in the comments! I am always on the look-out for more; and really, can one make too many wonderful, beautiful things?

So Merry (early) Christmas, Ma Chérie! Oh, and a happy Thanksgiving too. 😉

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Holiday Wassail

Is there anything NOT wonderful about Autumn? Okay, besides the fact that here in Illinois the Japanese Beetles decide that our house seems like a delightful place to live. Or the fact that snow is just around the corner. Besides all that.

One of my favorite things about Autumn is all the baking! Those who know me well know that being in the kitchen isn’t something I usually love, but Autumn is the exception. I bake pies and tarts and custards and loaves of bread. I whip up cranberry sauces and hot beverages! I love the smell, taste, and look of food in Autumn. “So, why not,” I asked myself, “make something Autumnly delicious (yes, I made that word up) with essential oils?” So I did. It’s a recipe I actually discovered directly from Young Living. Mhmmmm!

Whip it up, heat it up, pour it out, and watch the world become  a little brighter and  happier with each sip.

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Ingredients:

6 c. Apple Cider/Apple Juice
2 c. Pineapple Juice
5 drops Clove Essential Oil
5 drops Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
5 drops Tangerine Essential Oil (Citrus Fresh can also be used)

 

Optional Ingredients:
(Try one or a mixture of any of the below)

4 Tbsp. Dried Wolfberries
1-2 Slique Tea Bags
2 oz. NingXia Red
2 drops Nutmeg Essential Oil
2 drops Ginger Essential Oil

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Add all ingredients to a 3-quart pot. Turn stove to medium/high and heat until hot. Serve and enjoy!
{For added benefit, set the post to simmer to keep your home smelling festive throughout the day. You may need to add 1-2 drops of additional oils if the mixture stays on the burner for many hours—as you are essentially diffusing these ingredients into the air.}

It’s absolutely delicious! My younger siblings begged for more and more. I will definitely be making this recipe all winter! 🙂

meTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now! referenceguidesmall

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a woman who uses essential oils for herself and in her own family. Please know that any information provided on Therapeutically Yours is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Got Blemishes?

There are few things more annoying than waking up in the morning and noticing a blemish. Especially when you’re out of your teens and “that part” of life is {supposed to be} OVER. So what do I do about it?

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LAVENDER. My favorite. It works wonders! Just put a drop directly on your blemish{es} as often as you’d like!

PURIFICATION. This is an oil blend, so a mixture of several different oils including Tea Tree oil. Just dab a little directly on your blemish, and continue to do so morning and evening until it is gone!

FRANKINCENSE. Again, you can put this directly on your problem area. Frankincense has skin rejuvenation power through promoting good cell growth. I swear by it. {it’s also AMAZING for getting rid of and preventing scarring.}

LEMON. This oil is outstanding because it dissolves sebum, kills bacteria, and preserves the acid mantle of the skin! Again, this can be applied directly to blemish as well.

GERANIUM OIL: It is one of the easy-to-try remedies for acne. Germanium oil is not only anti-bacterial, but also anti-inflammatory. It will soothe pus-filled blemishes and help get rid of them soon.

Other Young Living options for Acne/Blemish treatment (or just products that are great for your face!) are, ESSENTIAL BEAUTY SERUM and the A.R.T SKIN CARE SYSTEM. I’ve never used the Beauty Serum, but I’ve had friends who have used it and love it.

I have, however, personally used the A.R.T system and let me tell you, it is AMAZING. Definitely worth the money, and it leaves your skin feeling refreshed and supple. Instead of zapping your face of any moisture whatsoever, you feel replenished and clean. I love it!

So, basically, there are lots of different options from Young Living when it comes to blemish treatment! And let’s be honest, this is something that a LOT of us struggle with. I am so thankful to have found so many essential oils that not only get rid of these annoying blemishes, but in doing so, it helps me feel more  beautiful and confident.

I hope this helps y’all! And, if you have any additional questions, remember to feel free to leave a comment or email me privately at simplyromantique@gmail.com ! I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

meTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now! referenceguidesmall

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a woman who uses essential oils for herself and in her own family. Please know that any information provided on Therapeutically Yours is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

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