14 Ways to Help Sick Friends and Family

 Don't just say "call if you need anything." Use these ideas to help sick friends and family and make a real difference during their time of need. 14 Ways to Help Sick Friends and Family ~ Tipsaholic.com #help #sick #illness

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 When friends cancel plans due to the flu, a neighbor falls and breaks a bone, or a family member is undergoing medical treatment, it can be hard to know what to do. Rather than using the well-meaning but generally unhelpful words, “Let me know if you need anything,” take action! Step up and serve those you love in the ways they need most using these ideas for what you can do to help sick friends and family.

 

1. Care packages and gifts

Whether your loved one is near or far, a care package or thoughtful gift like a book or music is a great way to show you care. Drop them at the house or send them in the mail whenever you want to let your friend know you’re thinking of him or her. Moorea Seal has some great ideas for a cancer treatment care package.

 

2. Make a commitment

If an illness or injury is long-term, offering to walk the dog, make sure the trash cans are curbside, water the flowers, mow the lawn, or complete other daily or weekly tasks can be a real help. Mark them down on a calendar so that your loved one knows they can rely on you.

 

3. Babysit

Babysitting a child (or a pet!) might be one of the most valuable services you can offer. Babysitters may be needed during doctor’s appointments or when illness takes a toll. A friend might even appreciate having someone around to sit with their little one while he/she showers or naps. Children with a sick parent will benefit from regular interactions with familiar people, and a parent gains peace of mind when a babysitter can be found in a hurry.

 

4. Run errands

The burden of an illness or injury can make the normal parts of life difficult. Offer to run errands for your loved one or call while doing your own grocery shopping and ask what they need. You may be able to pick up their medications, take their dog to the groomer’s, or return the neighbor’s tupperware.

 

5. Be a chauffeur

A sick friend may need someone to help them to and from doctor visits or may just need someone to take their kids to school or activities. Rather than saying “call if you need me,” be specific about which days you can drive and perhaps offer to do so regularly.

 

6. Make meals happen

Meals are always needed when a person cannot care for themselves or their family. You may want to make a meal yourself or set up a meal service with friends or family using a site or app like Meal Train that makes it easy to see what and when meals will be taken care of.

 

7. Offer distractions and entertainment

Living with an illness or injury can be isolating and depressing. Call your loved one for a random movie night, to take a walk, to go out for pedicures, read a book to them, or just spend a night sharing snacks and conversation.

 

8. Clean the house

Cleaning can be one of the best gifts, particularly for someone who needs a sanitary environment during illness. Friends can sometimes be self-conscious about this, and it may be more thoughtful to hire a cleaning service for them if you think this may be the case.

 

9. Be a listening ear

Sometimes a sick friend may just need someone to talk to. Be the person you’ve always been. Listen to their fears and hopes or just talk about something besides the illness, if that’s what they need!

 

10. Learn what to say — and what not to say

There are a lot of ways to stick your foot in your mouth when someone close to you is suffering. Educate yourself about their illness and how to talk to them about it. Read up on what things are helpful and encouraging to say and which cliché sayings you should avoid.

 

11. Put together activity kits for their kids

A parent who has to spend a lot of time at rest may struggle with keeping their children entertained and content. Put together simple activity kits like these from B-Inspired Mama and give them to your loved one’s kids.

 

12. Help them keep a schedule and remember events

Illnesses and injuries can be distressing enough to make a person forgetful. Offer to call and remind them of special events or help them make a calendar that lays things out clearly. You may also want to help them remember doctor appointments and when to take medications.

 

13. Make videos and take photos

If a person is homebound, they may be missing out on neighborhood events or even their children’s activities at school and want to be included in some way. Offer to make videos or bring photos to their home and talk about the things that are going on outside of the house.

 

14. Help decorate and make arrangements for holidays

Don’t let a sick friend miss out on all of the joys of the holidays simply because they don’t have the energy to decorate or plan parties. Bring a few friends over and spend an evening decorating a Christmas tree or coloring Easter eggs. Help them bake, shop for gifts, and participate in community events they might otherwise miss.

 

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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6 Tips for Hiking with Kids

A walk in the woods as a family is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, and spend time together. Here are 6 tips for hiking with kids. 6 Tips for Hiking with Kids via @tipsaholic #hiking #kids #summerfamilyactivities #summer #hike

6 Tips for Hiking with Kids

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A walk in the woods on a beautiful day is a great way to spend some quality time with your kids. Everyone gets to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise. And it is a way to slow things down a bit and just spend some time together with your kids. To make it a successful adventure, here are 6 tips for hiking with kids.

 

  1. Get the right gear. The right kind of shoes is essential. You will need something sturdy that can handle whatever kind of terrain you encounter. Plus, you will need a backpack to carry some gear. Even for a day hike, you will need to have some essentials on hand such as a first aid kit, a few granola bars and other snacks, and water bottles. Lastly, don’t forget a camera to capture all the memories.

 

  1. Start out small. Kids will need to get use to walking long distance, and you need to judge what they can handle based on their age. A walk along a path at a local park is a good way to begin (Plus, the kids will also get a chance to break in those new hiking shoes). Then work your way up to more strenuous hiking trails.

 

  1. Bring a map. It is always a good idea to keep one on hand just in case. Even if you know the way, sometimes you can get turned around, and a map will definitely come in handy. Get the kids involved and let them read the map and take turns navigating the trail.

 

  1. Have activities on hand to keep the kids occupied. Sing some silly songs…there won’t be many people in the woods to hear, so have some fun with it! Plan an outdoor scavenger hunt to encourage the kids to explore as they walk. Give them a notebook and a pencil, so the kids can document their observations by drawing a picture or writing out a list. By adding some fun to the day, you can keep the kids engaged in the journey.

 

  1. Take a break. Working in some down time during the hike will give kids (and grown-ups) a chance to rest their feet.

 

  1. Enjoy the journey. A hike with kids is a time to talk and to listen. Take the time to look around and really notice the nature around you. Remember the destination is only half the fun.

 

Featured and title image via Better Homes and Gardens

 

I’m Frances. I am a mother, a wife, and a community volunteer. I work as a scientist by day and moonlight as a blogger. Making lists helps me keep everything on track. While I have a good life, there is always room for improvement. Join me as I decorate, organize, and try new things over at my blog Improvement List.

 

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4 Ways to Use Frankincense Essential Oil for an At Home Spa Day

4 Ways to Use Frankincense Essential Oil for Home Spa Day via @tipsaholic #frankincense #essentialoils #eo #youngliving #spa


4 Ways to Use Frankincense Essential Oil for an At Home Spa Day
Frankincense essential oil has been well known throughout history to have beneficial skin care and anti-aging properties. Even the ancient Egyptians used it in a facial mask. Plus, it has a sweet, warm, balsamic aroma, and can help promote a focus mind and relieving of stress. Here are four ways you can use Frankincense essential oil, so your skin and overall well being can also get the benefits. These ideas would be perfect for your next at-home-spa-day.

Bath

Next time you draw up a warm relaxing bath, add a few drops of Frankincense essential oil to the water. While you soak away, you inhale the scent and let yourself visualize and improve your spiritual connection.

Scrub

To take advantage of the skin benefits of Frankincense essential oil, make it into a bath scrub. Combine one cup of sugar, one cup of coconut oil (or another favorite oil), and five drops of frankincense oil. Use the scrub on your feet and legs or any where you have dry skin. This could also be used in areas that have inflammation as long as the skin can tolerate being scrubbed.

Neat

Frankincense essential oil is known to have anti-aging properties. Rub a few drops of the essential oil straight from the bottle, “neat”, on your skin before bed to help with lessening the look of fine wrinkles. This could help lead to beautiful skin.

Body Oil

You can easily make your own body oil. Just combine the Frankincense essential oil with a carrier oil. Jojoba oil is a good one to use as base. This additional oil helps the Frankincense penetrate more deeply. A recommended recipe is 5 drops of Frankincense essential oil in one ounce of the carrier oil. Rub this into the skin. Using this oil could also help with muscle and joint soreness and to relieve inflammation.

Are you ready for your next at home spa day with Frankincense essential oil? Check out these links for more information about how to get started with essential oils or to purchase your own essential oils.

 

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I’m Frances. I am a mother, a wife, and a community volunteer. I work as a scientist by day and moonlight as a blogger. Making lists helps me keep everything on track. While I have a good life, there is always room for improvement. Join me as I decorate, organize, and try new things over at my blog Improvement List.

 

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What to Do When Your Body Feels Out of Whack

Start practicing some of these wellness tips and feel more like yourself when it comes to your health. When your body feels out of whack, start here. What to Do When Your Body Feels Out of Whack ~ Tipsaholic.com #health #dailypractices #wellness

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Sluggish, foggy, fatigued, yucky – these are words we sometimes use to describe our day-to-day health. Often we turn to caffeine or sugar to get us through the day and experience a crash later on. Everyone’s body feels “out of sorts” now and then, but if you feel that your body’s been in a rut and you want to get out, here are some things you can try to get yourself back on track.

 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is one of those super-substances your body loves. It does a lot of the leg work when it comes to how we function and getting the right amount can help our bodies get back on track. The easiest way to get Vitamin D is by being exposed to sunlight, as the body naturally produces the vitamin as a result. But if you’re also trying to protect your skin from damage, the sunscreen you’re using is probably blocking D production as well and you may need to try a supplement or consume more vitamin D foods, fortified or natural. Some of the best sources are salmon and fortified milk.

 

Exercise

This is the tip that makes it on every health improvement list, and it’s there for a reason. Exercise is the number one way to start feeling better and improving your overall health. Take things slow and start with a little bit of walking. Don’t overdo it or you’ll be so sore that you won’t want to move the next day! And remember that any movement is better than no movement at all, whether it is lifting weights while you watch TV in the evenings or just getting up and down from your office chair a few more times in a day.

 

B Vitamins

B vitamins might be what you need if you’re looking for a pick-me-up. B vitamins have been known to promote healthy skin and hair, energy, and kick problems like anemia and “brain fog,” and these are just a few of the benefits. Try eating foods high in the B’s (like eggs, beef, dark greens, and yogurt) or taking a B complex supplement if you’re feeling sluggish.

 

Meditation and relaxation

Stress and anxiety can do some crazy things to your mind and body, and it uses up many of the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Start trying to cut back on the things that stress you out and you are bound to start feeling better. Say “no” more often when it comes to things you really don’t want to do. Say “yes” more often when it comes to treating yourself right and doing things you love. And try spending a few minutes each day in quite thought, or meditation. Meditation can help you learn to quiet your mind and observe more often than you react, which helps to lower your stress overall.

 

Hydrate

Drinking water is the easiest thing you can do, right now, to start feeling better. Water helps “wash” things through your body, including in your digestion, kidneys, bladder, and circulatory system. This means better health, better skin, and more energy. Try filling a pitcher with water and put it in the fridge each morning so you have access to a cold drink all day long, making a goal to get through the whole pitcher. Try adding citrus or flavorings if plain water doesn’t usually appeal to you.

 

Cut sugar

This may sound like the hardest tip on the list, but it may have the greatest payoff. Sugar, specifically sugar that isn’t naturally a part of a food, can really do a number on your body. It’s in so many foods these days that a person really has to make an effort to cut back. Start watching the labels on the foods you eat and stay below 6 grams of sugar per serving as often as possible. The recommended amount of added sugar for the average man is no more than 37.5 grams per day and for a woman, no more than 25 grams. One big way to cut back – eliminate sugary drinks (soda and fruit juice) from your diet.

 

Sleep more

It may seem impossible. You may wonder where you’re going to find the extra minutes. But sleep can do amazing things for your mind and body and it’s got to be a priority! How about putting down your phone 30 minutes earlier tonight? How about watching one less episode of your favorite show on Netflix? How about skipping that last load of laundry or delegating some of the chores to someone else? Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and just knowing that you got that extra little bit of sleep can sometimes help you power through the afternoon doldrums the next day.

 

By using one of these tips, or better yet, combining a few of them, you’re bound to start feeling better. Then maybe you’ll be using words like healthy and energized to describe yourself and you can say goodbye to those sluggish days!

 

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added four kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beauty

 

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The cold, dry weather in winter can leave your skin looking and feeling dull, scratchy and even old.  Sugar scrubs are the perfect way to rejuvenate tired skin, but can cost a small fortune.  The best news for summer?  You can DIY your own sugar scrubs to personalize the scents and benefits for a fraction of the cost.  If you’re looking for a luxury skin care product without the luxury price tag, here are 25 refreshing DIY sugar scrubs you can make right at home!  An added bonus?  They make perfect gifts!


If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyOrange Creamsicle
 – Only four ingredients go into this deliciously fresh and citrusy sugar scrub.  Grab sugar, coconut oil, orange essential oil and vanilla extract and mix it up.  Perfect for summertime!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyGreen Tea – This relaxing green tea sugar scrub can leave you feeling energized and fresh.  Add in your favorite essential oils for even more skin benefits!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyLavender Mint – Here’s a scrub that’s both calming and energizing!  Lavender and peppermint are clarifying and promote skin health.  The light, fresh scent is just an added bonus!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyJoyful Morning –  The base of this sugar scrub is grapeseed oil (common for beauty products and known for helping skin) and Citrus Fresh essential oil.  Add in some Joy essential oil, and you’ve got a sugar scrub guaranteed to start your morning on the right foot.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyRosemary and Lavender –  Both rosemary and lavender are well known purifying essential oils, which make them great for your skin.  This scrub is easy to make and will have a calming, relaxing effect.  If you’re making it for a gift, there are free printable labels at the link as well.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyCoconut Lime – If you’re looking for a new scrub for summer, this one should top your list!  The scent is fresh and subtle, and there’s an added element of shredded coconut mixed in to add texture.  Lime is a known skin brightener as well.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyCandy Cane – A festive DIY sugar scrub is the perfect holiday gift!  Made with peppermint essential oil, this scrub is refreshing, energizing and can actually help with mental balance.  The striped look can be achieved by adding in a few drops of natural fruit juice – like raspberry – for even more fresh scent!  You might want to keep it for yourself when you’re finished.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyPumpkin Spice –  Made with almond oil, both brown and white sugar, along with several common spices and cinnamon essential oil, this scrub smells good enough to eat!  It’s got a warm, rich scent that will have you craving pumpkin pie.

 

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If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyUltimate Skin Scrub – Make this sugar scrub and you’ll likely never need any other kind!  It combines essential oils like frankincense (known to support skin health, purify and clarify) and lavender to soothe and uplift with an amazing amount of natural oils and ingredients that are commonly found in beauty products.  Raw honey and vitamin E, along with jojoba, almond, grapeseed and avocado oils team up for a powerhouse of skin care you’ll love!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyTangerine – You’ll love the fresh, inviting scent of this citrus based scrub.  It’s got only a few ingredients, so it’s easy to make but packs a big punch with it’s citrusy flavor!  You’ll be thinking of sunshine and flip flops when you use this.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyEucalyptus – With just three simple ingredients, this scrub is a snap to whip up.  Eucalyptus has a rich, earthy scent that has calming properties.  It’s also an antibiotic, deodorizing, cooling and energizing essential oil that can aid in circulation – all great qualities for a sugar scrub!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyVanilla Lime – You only need one essential oil to create the delicious harmony of vanilla and lime together!  Use Stress Away for a combination of scents that will calm your mind and uplift your mood.  Combined with the skin nourishing qualities of raw honey, you’ll feel pampered, de-stressed and summery!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyRise and Shine Scrub – A delicious lemony scented sugar scrub is the perfect thing to get you energized in the morning.  Rise and shine with this easy DIY, and you’ll be ready to face whatever the day hands you!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautySleep Tight Scrub – With the soothing scent of lavender, this scrub will ease all the tension of the day away.  Add in some Stress Away or Joy essential oils for a trifecta of calm!  Use this scrub to clarify skin and tuck you into bed at night.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyLavender Lemon – This scrub gives you the best of both worlds – lavender to calm and soothe and lemon to energize and refresh!  Lemon and lavender essential oils calm, soothe and moisturize dry skin, while lemon brightens dull winter skin and leaves you feeling soft and fresh.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyTea Tree Coconut Oil Scrub – While tea tree oil is an essential ingredient to this scrub, you can also add (or substitute) Melaleuca or even a bit of Thieves oil – both have antibiotic properties, purify and heal skin.  So this scrub is perfect for bouts of acne or skin irritation.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyLemon Mint – Both lemon and mint essential oils have the same energizing, refreshing, pick-me-up properties – along with being great for the skin.  With a double dose, this scrub will brighten your mood AND your skin!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyLemon Lime – Use lemon and lime essential oils together for a refreshing, delicious smelling scrub that’ll brighten and smooth your dull skin.  Grate in some lemon and lime peel for texture and scent!  It’s a summery scrub that’ll give your energy a zesty boost!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyPink Lemonade – This scrub is all kinds of summery, girly fun!  Can you guess the secret ingredient?  It’s pink lemonade powder – like the lo-cal drink mix!  That gives it the fun pink color and added exfoliants.  Add in some lemon essential oil and you’ll have a much more zesty, citrusy scent that is sure to help even your skin, leave you feeling soft and make you refreshed and energized.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyCinnamon Vanilla Spice – You’ll love the way your skin smells and feels after this nourishing and delicious body scrub!  Use almond and jojoba oils plus vitamin E for some extra skin care and moisture.  Cinnamon essential oil and vanilla extract give it a rich, warm, spicy scent.  Treat your skin to this scrub and you’ll feel delectable!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyApple Cinnamon – Ready for another scrub that’s good enough to eat?  Here’s one that’ll make your shower smell like fresh baked apple pie!  Use chamomile essential oil for a subtle apple scent and the soothing, calming properties it’s known for.  Add cinnamon essential oil for a warm, spicy scent that perfectly combines with the chamomile.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyGrapefruit Mint – Adding grapefruit zest and juice to this scrub gives it texture, natural aroma, and some extra skin brightening action!  The grapefruit and mint essential oils combined energize, lift your mood and give you the perfect perk up in the morning.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyCucumber Mint – Cucumbers are great for your skin as they offer natural hydration that leaves you extra moisturized.  They’re the star in this scrub, though you also use fresh mint leaves and can add peppermint essential oil for even more clarifying, purifying power.  If you’re a fan of light, subtle scents, this is the scrub for you.  It’ll definitely leave you feeling fresh and clean and brightened.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyMini Sugar Scrubs – Admittedly this recipe doesn’t differ much from other brown sugar based sugar scrubs – just add brown sugar, coconut oil and your favorite essential oils.  What makes this idea different is the packaging, which makes it ideal for making up lots of party favors – perhaps for a spa-style party or sleepover, a bridal shower, or birthday.  Another great idea?  Mix the sugar and oil and divide it up first, then add different oils into the small containers for lots of different sugar scrubs right at hand – a different one for each day of the week depending on your needs!

 

Check out these links for more information about how to get started with essential oils or to purchase your own essential oils.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving

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If you’ve started using essential oils, chances are you want to share your love with everyone around you!  Sometimes it can be hard to get your guy on board – it may seem like a lot of work at first, or he may be skeptical of the benefits.  If he’s convinced essential oils are just for ladies, here are 25 essential oil recipes just for him!  Whip up a few of these and he’ll be just as excited about the mental and physical health benefits of essential oils as you are.  Plus, you’ll save some cash by making these yourself!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving1. Beard and Skin Care Oil – With a few tweaks, you can customize this oil to your skin and beard’s temperament for an easy and inexpensive way to look your best!  For oily skin, use peppermint.  For dry skin and beard use lavender.  Combine with rosemary or cedarwood to promote thicker hair growth! Adding witch hazel can calm skin irritation.  Condition your skin and beard without the greasy feel of lotion.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving2. Beard Oil – If prickly whiskers are an issue you hate dealing with, stir up some beard oil.  Massaging it into facial hair will keep it feeling soft and luxurious, plus it smells like a walk in the woods!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving3. Beard Balm – Tame a wild or unruly beard with some conditioning balm.  It’ll make facial hair softer and more manageable.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving4. Burly Beard Conditioner – Using a combination of oils that promote healthy skin and hair will help with seasonal beard issues, like breakage and dryness.  Mix the oils together with sandalwood, fir, cedarwood or patchouli for scent and a carrier oil and massage it all over the beard daily and your beard will grow faster and break less!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving5. Pre-Shave Oil for Sensitive Skin – If shaving is an ordeal that leaves his face dry or painfully irritated, this pre-shave oil is a great idea!  Sandalwood has both a manly scent and calming for irritated skin.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving6. Aftershave Oil – This aftershave oil is a fabulous blend of spicy, exotic scent, moisturizing properties, and skin protectants that can calm and soothe after the daily shave.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving7. Aftershave Lotion –  Sandalwood, rosehip and chamomile essential oils combine to create the perfect fusion of spicy scent and skin-calming, anti-inflammatory action.  Mix it together with soothing and moisturizing avocado and almond oils and non-greasy, softening shea and cocoa butters.  Perfect for your guy’s skin to keep it soft and supple!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving8. Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream – This cream combines rosemary and peppermint for a super refreshing, minty, smell that will tingle as it energizes and soothes the skin.  It’s shaving cream with a twist!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving9. Vintage-Style Shaving Kit – Create your own pre-shave and after-shave spray with relaxing oils like lavender and empowering oil blends like Valor.  Combine these with a shaving brush, vintage razor and a stand and you’ve got an awesome shaving kit guys will love using!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving10. Bald Balm – With a wonderfully warm, woodsy scent, this balm contains myrrh (among other essential oils) which can heal and protect skin.  Mix up some balm for the hairless man in your life!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving11. Hair Pomade – Here’s basic recipe for all natural hair pomade.  It’s completely customizable according to scent preferences and hair needs.  You can add essential oils that promote hair growth and scalp and hair health.  You can add oils that help with oily skin and hair or that add moisture for dry scalp.  Play with different scents – spicy and unique, citrusy and fresh, woodsy and earthy… it’s all up to you!  This is way more cost effective than buying brand name pomade, that’s not nearly as healthy for your hair.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving12. Grimy Hand Scrub – It’s soap, but amped up.  This awesome hand scrub combines the healing powers of skin protectant essential oils and the exfoliating properties of sugar.  Use Thieves or Melaleuca for extra antibacterial power and citrus for cleansing and purifying properties or mints for boosting energy.  Mix it all up and your guy has a heavy duty scrub for even the toughest jobs!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving13. Men’s Body Wash – Here’s an all natural homemade body wash guys will like using!  The lemongrass has a distinct, yet subtle aroma and the apricot seed powder will scrub grime away while the wheat germ keeps skin moisturized without smelling “girly.”

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving14. Bath Salts for Men – These awesome bath salts can be made in a variety of scents and flavors, so even guys will love using them!  Lemon has great cleansing and purifying properties, Pan Away is wonderful for soothing aches and pains, Stress Away and Peace and Calming can greatly reduce tension and anxious feelings.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving15. Green Tea and Peppermint Bath Soak – Soaking in the tub is traditionally associated with women, but guys won’t be able to say no to this invigorating soak!  Green Tea adds some powerful antibacterial and antioxidant qualities to the bath with a nice, earthy smell while the peppermint gives a nice tingling boost of energy.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving16. Shower Bombs – These peppermint shower bombs are great when you need an extra pick-me-up in the morning.  The peppermint is invigorating and can leave you feeling energized and refreshed.  Plus, you don’t have to take the extra time soaking in the tub.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving17. Deodorant – Spicy-scented and warm, earthy toned oils combine in this deodorant for men.  Using oils like Patchouli, Clary Sage, Bergamot, Cedarwood, and Coriander make this deodorant particularly inviting for men – and can also help with skin health and enhanced mood.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving18. Men’s Blend – Whip up this spray with exotic, woodsy tones and just a touch of citrus.  It contains vetiver and eucalyptus with grapefruit – so can be energizing and calming at the same time.  Use it as a spray cologne or linen spay.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving19. Invigorating Cologne – With the aroma of balsam fir and cedar wood essential oils, the slightly spicy, woodsy smell to this roll-on cologne is just one bonus guys will love. It can also promote energy and mental focus.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving20. Men’s Cologne 6 Ways – Here are some recipes for roller-ball cologne that lots of guys will love!  There’s spicy, woodsy, earthy, musky and outdoorsy – so something for nearly everyone.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving21. Men’s Fragrance – This guide to creating fragrances shows you how to combine scents as base, top and middle notes for a complete scent that will last all day.  There are recipe suggestions for distinctive fragrances that range from spicy to woodsy to tangy and exotic.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving22. Moisturizing Balm – With vetiver and melaleuca oils, this balm has a manly scent that will moisturize and protect the skin either before OR after shaving.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving23. MANhand Salve –  If you know a guy with cracked, dry, uncomfortable hands who doesn’t like lotion, this salve will be right up his alley.  It’s a light salve that combines the healing properties of chamomile or peppermint with moisture rich oil like avocado and almond.  His hands will thank you.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving24. Shoe Powder – With cornstarch, baking soda and your choice of essential oils you can make a shoe powder to eliminate smelly shoes.  Shake the shoes out before wearing them.  Or sprinkle the powder right on your feet for a soothing and calming effect. (Bonus: it works great for stinky carpet!)

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving25. Foot-odor Spray – Of course it’s not just men that suffer from stinky feet, so this foot-odor spray can be used by the whole family!  With rosemary, thyme, eucalyptus and melaleuca essential oils, you can knock that stinky smell out the door.  Add Thieves and Melaleuca for purification and antibacterial qualities.

 

Learn more about essential oils here!

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving

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If you love to make your own gifts for all different occasions, don’t overlook the potential of essential oils to create the perfect present!  Whether you’re looking for an easy way to make a big batch of thank you gifts, a unique Mother’s Day gift, little stocking stuffers or a tailor made, personalized birthday present for nearly anyone, essential oils is a great way to go.  Here are 25 gifts to make with essential oils – all customizable and sure to be a huge hit!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving1. Peppermint Foot Cream –  Your feet will be more energized after treating them to this tingling, refreshing, all natural foot cream.  Make it part of a pedicure gift set by adding nail polish and a file!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving2. Garden Hand Butter – If you’ve got a seasoned gardener on your gift list, they’ll love this soothing hand cream!  It works miracles on dry, cracked, hard-working skin.  Plus, it has a warm, spicy, earthy smell they’ll find appealing.

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving3. Lavender Coconut Body Cream – This body cream smells delicious, has calming properties, and will leave your skin feeling amazing.  It makes a luxurious gift for any birthday or shower.

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving4. Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter – This moisturizer feels like an expensive indulgence, but you can totally customize this DIY recipe and make a ton for all the ladies on your gift list without breaking the bank!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving5. Citrus Sugar Scrub Cubes – This delicious little bite-sized sugar cubes aren’t for eating – they’re for scrubbing!  They’re not only adorable,  they also come in several refreshing colors and scents, making exfoliating fun!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving6. Orange Honey Lotion Bars – These lotion bars smell great, and leave your hands and face feeling amazingly moisturized.  The ingredients are known to promote skin health, and the citrus scent is uplifting and fresh.  Gift them in a small jar, or wrap in pretty paper with twine!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving7. Peppermint Sugar Scrub Bars – These super cute mini bars of exfoliating soap are a perfect Christmas present or stocking stuffer – perfectly scented for the Christmas season!  But you could substitute your favorite essential oils so they’re appropriate for any holiday or season.

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving8. Whipped Shaving Cream – Whip up your own shaving cream recipe with essential oils to add relaxing, energizing or refreshing properties and incredible scents tailored to any man or woman on your gift list.  This version is super light, creamy and fluffy – making it perfectly luxurious.

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving9. Lemon Grapefruit Salt Scrub – Lemon brightens skin and grapefruit is great for skin health, so why not combine them in a salt scrub for exfoliation?  The light, citrus aroma will brighten your day, uplift your mood and leave you feeling refreshed.  Make some for yourself AND the birthday girl!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving10. Stress-Away Bath Salts – These bath salts use the strong calming properties of Stress Away oil to create a spa-like bath soak experience that will promote mental balance and ease away tension.  It’s a perfect addition to a spa gift kit!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving11. Perfect Little Bath Bombs – These colorful, perfectly round little bombs are a gorgeous gift that can be packaged up in lots of fun ways.  Pop a batch in a glass jar, place in a small egg carton, wrap in colored cellophane.  They’ll add some fizzy fun to your friends’ routine and the essential oils can refresh, relax, uplift and energize with any number of different scents!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving12. Stressed-Mom Bath Bombs – Making your own Mother’s Day gifts?  Have a friend that’s a soon-to-be mom?  Or a mommy friend’s birthday coming up?  Give them a jar of awesome stress-reducing bath bombs that are great for the skin so they can have a spa day right at home!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving13. Homemade Bubble Bath – You can create your own bubble bath with any of your favorite essential oils!  Mix and match scents to give it a personal touch and create a “spa day” gift set.

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving14. Lemon, Lavender and Vanilla Body Spray – Give your friends this delectable, mood-boosting spray so they can use it as a body mist, linen spray or room freshener and enjoy the relaxing and uplifting affects!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving15. Brightening Papaya Mask – This brightening papaya mask smells glorious and is super versatile – just add in your favorite citrus and uplifting essential oils (like Joy or Stress Away) and package it in an airtight jar.  Your friends skin will will thank you!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving16. Lip Scrub – Buff up your lips after a long winter with some refreshing, healthy lip scrub!  Make a big batch to use as favors or thank you gifts!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving17. All-Natural Lip Balm – Make a batch of lip balm using this recipe and switch it up for any type of gift you need!  Christmastime?  Make Cinna-Mint!  Mother’s Day?  Try Lavender!  Print out the free labels provided to really dress up your lip balm gifts.

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving18. DIY Lip Gloss – This isn’t your ordinary balm!  It’s got glam, aroma, and healing properties wrapped into one little tube!  For a lip color that smells good enough to eat that can be tailored to produce whatever affects you’d like (lavender for relaxation, peppermint for energy, grapefruit for lip and skin health, etc) make your own gloss the ladies on your gift list will love!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving19. Perfume Solids – These adorable perfume solids make great gifts because they’re completely customizable!  Use favorite scents, or oils that correspond to specific birthday months or seasons.

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving20. Curiously Strong Mints – You can create your own super tasty mints in any color and just about any flavor you can come up with!  An awesome party favor gift, or stocking stuffer.  Make them with specific people in mind – your dad’s favorite flavor for Father’s Day, for instance.

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving21. Soy Candles – Inexpensive and surprisingly easy, soy candles make great gifts!  The recipe is easily adaptable – multiply it to make larger batches, add essential oils in different combinations for different aromas and effects and use jars in different sizes and shapes for gift sets.

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving22. Travel Rollerball Remedies – If you know someone who loves to taking trips, these small rollerball remedies are a perfect gift!  With cure for headaches, general fevers and immune boosters, bruise busters and more, there are lots of tiny first aid tubes ideal for frequent travelers. Make your favorite remedies mini-sized, with bright labels and package them together for a kit any world traveler will get excited about.

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving23. DIY Reed Diffuser – Reed diffusers are actually quite easy and inexpensive to make, though their store-bought counterparts lead you to believe otherwise!  Create a one of a kind gift for your love ones by personalizing scents, containers and colors just for them!  They smell amazing, they add to home decor and they’ve got great health benefits!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving24. Home State Clay Car Diffuser – These clay diffusers are too cute.  Simply cut and shape some clay into your gift recipient’s home state, then hand stamp the word home.  Punch a hole and insert some twine, then wet with a drop or two of your favorite scent.  You could even include a small sample of essential oil scents for them to reapply!

 

Essential oils can help you make the perfect present for anyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Here are 25 DIY gifts to make with essential oils. 25 DIY Gifts To Make With Essential Oils - Tipsaholic, #handmadegifts, #gifts, #essentialoils, #youngliving25. See and Smell Play Dough – Create a unique and fun gift for your favorite kiddos with this play dough recipe.  It’s not your ordinary play dough, though.  The colors and scents match – kids will love playing with this moldable dough that looks and smells good enough to eat!  You can create a whole play dough kit with cookie cutters, stampers, molds and more!

 

Curious about essential oils?  You can read more about Young Living Oils here!

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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5 Essential Oil Recipes You Can Personalize

You can create your own products - from lip balm to shampoo. Learn how to personalize 5 essential oil recipes to suit your own preferences! 5 Essential Oil Recipes You Can Personalize - Tipsaholic, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #health, #diybeauty

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Young Living Essential Oils offer a myriad of benefits, including immune-boosting power, increased longevity and energy, and better mental health.  They’re a natural alternative to common medications and other first aid items and are safe for the whole family.  You can use therapeutic grade essential oils in everything from shampoo to sanitizing spray!  Wondering how?  Take a look at these 5 essential oil recipes, each with alternative oil ideas that can be used for different effects.  It’s easy to personalize your DIY essential oil products for you and your family!

 

1. Lip Balm

Basic recipe: 1 Tablespoon Beeswax, 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, 1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil, 5-8 drops of essential oils.  Method: Melt the beeswax and coconut oil together in a double broiler and stir it well. Remove from heat and add the Vitamin E and essential oils.  Stir well.  Pour into a tube or container and seal.

EO’s (essential Oils) to Add:

Lemon Oil – for a light, citrus flavor and scent that is revitalizing and energizing and purifying and antioxidant qualities.

Peppermint – for a strong, fresh scent and a minty taste that can support liver and respiratory function and increase concentration and mental sharpness.

Lavender – for a sweet, soothing aroma that refreshes and can restore balance and aid in relaxation.  It can also help to soothe and heal chapped, irritated lips.

 

2. Sanitizing Spray

Basic recipe: about 4 oz Witch Hazel with aloe, 1 oz Water, 35-40 drops of essential oils.  Method: Use a glass spray bottle.  Place the essential oil drops in first, then the water, then fill the rest of the bottle with witch hazel to the top.  Place the lid on and shake vigorously to combine.  You may want to shake a bit before each use. (This sanitizing spray is ideal for hands, shopping carts, steering wheels, etc.)

EO’s to Add:

Purification – for a light, neutralizing aroma that can help to cleanse from impurities and soothe skin.

Thieves – for a spicy, musky smell that is well-known for anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and cleansing properties that helps to boost immune system health.

Melaleuca – for an earthy aroma that has all the cleansing properties of Tea Tree Oil and can help to purify and support skin health.

 

3. Deodorant

Basic recipe: 1 Cup Coconut Oil, 1/4 Cup Shea Butter, 1 Cup Aluminum-Free Baking Soda (or Arrowroot Powder), 30-40 Drops of essential oils, deodorant tubes.  Method: Melt the coconut oil and shea butter, stirring until combined.  Remove from heat and add the baking soda (or arrowroot powder).  Mix well.  Add the essential oils.  Use a glass bowl with a spout or a small funnel to pour the mixture into the deodorant tubes and allow it to solidify before using.

Note: you may want to use a combination of essential oils to equal 30-40 drops in order to create the scent and get the desired benefits.  For instance, Thieves, Purification and Melaleuca oils all have purifying and antibacterial properties that would be perfect for deodorant, and you can combine with a number of your favorite oils for aroma.

EO’s to Add:

Lemongrass – for a light, citrusy aroma with earthy undertones that is refreshing and rejuvenating.  It also promotes balance and can improve mental clarity.

Blue Cypress – for a spicy, natural scent that can aid in regulated breathing.  It is known to support the bodies natural response to skin irritation and injury and can promote healing.

Geranium –  for a springlike, flowery scent that is both uplifting and calming.  It boosts skin health and supports the circulatory system, and can revitalize body tissues.

 

4. Foot Scrub

Basic recipe: 1 Cup Epsom Salt, 1/4 Cup Olive Oil, 1 Teaspoon Liquid Castile Soap, 15-20 Drops of essential oils.  Method: Mix all the ingredients together in a glass bowl.  Store in an airtight container.  Use for exfoliating feet, rinse thoroughly.

As with the deodorant above, you may want to combine other oils with either Thieves, Purification or Melaleuca oils due to their cleansing and antibacterial properties.

EO’s to Add:

Eucalyptus – for a gentle and refreshing aroma that can energize as it revitalizes.  It has cooling properties and is very nonirritating.  

Joy – for a luxurious and exotic aroma that energizes and uplifts.  It can inspire romance, togetherness and an overall feeling of well-being.

Angelica –  for a light and soothing scent that can restore happy memories and calm anxiety.  It also relaxes nerves and muscles and releases tension.

 

5. DIY Shampoo

Basic recipe: 1/2 Cup Liquid Castile Soap, 1/4 Cup Canned Coconut Milk, 1/4 Cup Honey, 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, 2 Tablespoons Vitamin E Oil, 40-50 Drops of essential oils.  Method: Mix all ingredients together in a bottle with a lid.  Shake well before each use – lather, rinse.

Again, use any combination of oils to achieve the scent and cleansing properties you desire.  Melaleuca, Purification, Rosemary and Lavender all promote skin and hair health and are known for cleansing and soothing properties.  Thieves is also a strong cleanser and boosts immune system health.  Use these in combination with other oils to get the results you want.

EO’s to Add:

Spearmint – for a soft minty, slightly fruity scent that is a rich antioxidant.  It supports nervous system health and has restorative properties that can lead to a sense of balance and well-being.

Clary Sage – for a mellow, warm, herbaceous scent that is uplifting and relaxing.  It supports healthy mental and emotional states.

Grapefruit – for a fresh, citrusy aroma that is energizing and has mood-enhancing properties.  It is a powerful antioxidant and is very nourishing to skin and hair.

 

For more information on essential oils, read this. And if you would like more information on Young Living essential oils, read this.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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Top 10 Reasons To Try Stress Away Essential Oil

Stress Away Blend is an important part of your essential oil arsenal. Not convinced? Top 10 Reasons To Try Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #StressAway, #youngliving, #essentialoils, #health, #greenliving

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Stress Away Essential Oil blend is a unique and important part of your essential oil arsenal.  It’s meant to combat the normal stresses that crop up during everyday life.  With a natural blend of vanilla and lime, the scent is refreshing and pleasant, but these ingredients also promote relaxation.  Copaiba and lavender combine to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium and other natural ingredients, including cedarwood, reduce nervous tension and feelings of anxiousness.  With this description alone, it’s easy to see why this oil can quickly become an important household tool, but here are even more reasons to try Stress Away.

 

1. Everyone worries.  It’s a fact of life, and completely unavoidable.  Everyone experiences feelings of anxiousness, nervousness and worry.  Everyone.  Stress Away can significantly reduce these feelings, leaving you with a calmer demeanor as you approach your day to day tasks.

 

2. Workplace frustration.  Whether your workplace is your home or in an office, there’s bound to be tension and frustration from time to time.  Conflicts with coworkers or bosses, stressful deadlines, difficult tasks and long hours are only a few causes.  Wear a little Stress Away on your wrists or diffuse it into your office and you’ll feel more peaceful when at work.

 

3. Stress can cause pain.  Experts agree, prolonged stress can have physical manifestations.  Stress causes muscle tension, which can lead to tension headaches and migraines, achey muscles, sore back and shoulders and many other hard to deal with pains.  Using Stress Away daily can relax those tense muscles, calm aches and pains, and give you a feeling of ease.

 

4. Kids.  Need I say more?  Just kidding.  But seriously, kids can have crabby days, too.  And even on their best days kids can become testy and fussy.  Stress Away is the perfect remedy when kids start bickering.  Calm the crankies in no time by diffusing Stress Away at home during periods of known frustration.

 

5. Occasional high-stress situations.  Everyday stress is one thing, but everyone experiences occasional periods of even higher stress.  For events like interviews, being in the spotlight, giving a speech, or meeting people for the first time, Stress Away can create a a much appreciated feeling of peaceful calm.  It also reduces mental rigidity and helps you to feel less anxious.  Dab it on before you leave or use a diffusing locket when you go.

 

6. Painful PMS symptoms.  If you’re plagued with feelings of irritability, unease and anxiousness, along with cramping muscles once a month, Stress Away is a must have.  Calm those clenched muscles and uplift your overall mood by using it topically or drinking it with some water.

 

7. Your teeth and jaw will thank you.  If you suffer from clenched jaw and grinding teeth – even while you sleep – Stress Away can help in a major way.  Dab some behind your ears and on your temples for more relaxed facial muscles and ease your soreness.

 

8. Happy travels.  Car rides can be anything but peaceful.  First, there’s the stress of other drivers and traffic in general.  Add to that any other people in the car, kids or pets and the anxiety of travel grows exponentially.  Calm crankiness by diffusing Stress Away through your air vents.  Kids and parents alike will benefit from the calming affects and travel will be a breeze.

 

9. Calmer pets.  Help your pets feel more at ease when going to the vet or traveling in a plane or car.  Pets get anxious and nervous as well, and by simply applying just a drop or two topically, you can help them feel more at ease at unpleasant times.

 

10. Overall balance.  Restore some much needed equilibrium in your life.  Your mental balance will improve with daily use of Stress Away – along with all of the great physical and emotional benefits.

 

Are you ready to find out more about Stress Away essential oil? Check out these links for more information about how to get started with essential oils or to purchase your own essential oils.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

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Thieves Essential Oil Blend is really handy to have around the house.  Combining cinnamon bark, cloves, rosemary and other botanicals, Thieves is a great disinfectant, purifier, and immunity booster.  There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to put Thieves to good use.  Young Living Oils are therapeutic grade, and can be used as diffusers, topically, or ingested in moderation.  If you’d like some ideas for DIY recipes using Thieves oil, we’ve got you covered!

1. Thieves Tea – Thieves is the main ingredient in this all-natural sore-throat fighting, nasty cold-repelling tea!  Combined with lemon essential oil, honey and hot water, it soothes a sore throat and fights off your impending cold.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

2. Homemade Cough Drops – Create natural cough drops by combining boiling honey with Thieves and lemon.  Use a candy mold to create uniform lozenge-shapes.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

3. Sinus Infection Buster Bombs – Get rid of your sinus infection in a snap!  Using a combination of essential oils in a capsule and then diffused into the air can knock your sinus infection out.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

4. Vapor Rub – Vapor Rub, like Vick’s or Mentholatum, have been a common remedy for head and chest congestion for years.  Make your own rub with soothing shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax, along with Thieves and other oils.  It’s safe for kids and adults and will have you breathing better in no time.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

5. DIY Toothpaste – You can make your own toothpaste with a few different oils and baking soda!  It’s all natural and non-toxic, which makes it a great idea for kids who might accidentally swallow it!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

6. Mouthwash – You won’t believe it, but this mouthwash takes only 3 ingredients!  And one of those comes right out of your tap.  For all the benefits of strong mouthwash without any of the unpronounceable ingredients!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

7. Breath Mints – Cook up some of your own breath mints!  They’ll contain only natural ingredients and attack root causes of bad breath, like tummy problems, dry mouth, stuck on food particles and bacteria.  Plus, it won’t have any sugar like store bought mints.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

8. DIY Clinical Strength Deodorant – Mix together several pantry staples along with coconut oil and essential oil blends (including Thieves oil) and apply as you would store-bought deodorant.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

9. Sugar Scrub – Get rid of flaky winter skin!  Mixing Thieves oil into this recipe for a facial scrub is a great way to add some immunity boosting powers to your skin care routine, along with adding anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

10. Foot Soak – Sprinkle a little in your water when soaking your feet pre-pedicure.  It will take care of any bacteria in the foot tub, soak into your pores and boost general health, and smell great!  There are different recipes for a foot bath that can relax, rejuvenate or moisturize according to your needs.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

11. Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotion Bars – Hand soap can be rough on your skin.  If you’d like a gentle alternative, you can use essential oils to make your own antibacterial bars sans soap of any kind.  Adding coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax really help to soften your skin, protect and add even more antibacterial properties.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

12. Lip Balm – Make your own super-moisturizing lip balm to replace the pricy chapsticks and ointments from the store.  You can flavor it with essential oil.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

13. Foaming Hand Soap – Did you know you can make your own fancy-pants foaming soap?  It’s true!  There’s only three ingredients, but you can add any essential oils you like along with Thieves to create a small you love.  Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

14. Squeeze Bottle Germ-buster – Make your own hand sanitizer that’s all natural and super safe for kids to use.  All you need is aloe vera gel, Thieves, a carrier oil and some water!  Keep those germs at bay without chemicals or alcohol.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

15. Thieves Oil Salve – Whip up this easy concoction and use it to moisturize your hands, spread thinly over cuts or scraps, and banish bacteria!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

16. Anti-Itch Gel – Thieves can be used with coconut oil, aloe vera gel, or massage oil to help with itchy rashes.  This is particularly true for poison ivy or oak problems.

 

17. Bug Spray – Ditch those store-bought bug repellents with all those nasty chemicals!  Most of them clearly state on the canister that they aren’t child-safe.  Make your own with this super easy recipe and a combination of Thieves, Purification and Peppermint oils.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

18. DIY Mold Killer – If your bathroom or damp basement is prone to nasty mold buildup, you can banish it quickly by combining Thieves with other essential oils and distilled white vinegar.  Just put it in a glass spray bottle, shake it up and spray!  It also prevents mold from coming back.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

19. Cleaning Wipes – If you’re a fan of the convenience and ease of cleaning wipes such as clorox or lysol, you can make your own!  Thieves is a key ingredient, along with castile soap and water.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

20. Kitchen Cleaner – This kitchen cleaner is a cinch to make with some common household ingredients – including vinegar.  Add in some Thieves oil for it’s antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

21. WetJet Cleaning Solution – Mix some solution up for your swiffer WetJet!  No need to buy the WetJet solution anymore when you have water, vinegar, castile soap and Thieves oil.  Though this idea is for a WetJet mop, you could easily just add this to a bucket and clean your floors with a regular mop as well!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

22. Toilet Bowl Cleaner – With just some baking soda and Thieves oil, you can easily and effectively clean your toilet bowls.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

23. Laundry Soap – Personalize your laundry soap by adding your favorite essential oils, along with Thieves oil for antibacterials and purification.  Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

24. Playdough –  Add a few drops to your favorite homemade playdough recipe!  Not only will it smell great, but it will absorb through your child’s skin and boost their immune system.  It’s a great way to ward off sickness in kids who are adverse to gargling, oil-pulling, and taking capsules!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

25. Oil Diffusing Pendants – These homemade necklaces can diffuse any oil in a small, personal amount, any time you like!  The DIY recipe includes information for Thieves oil use, which can boost individual immune systems.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

Are you ready to find out more about Thieves essential oil? Check out these links for more information about how to get started with essential oils or to purchase your own essential oils.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

More essential oil uses:

Essential Oil With Hibiscus Flowers          Massage oils           Bottle of Peppermint essential oil

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25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil Blend

This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

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Young Living’s Stress Away essential oil blend is a solution created from natural elements that combine stress-reducing and relaxing properties.  With vanilla and lime as central components, Stress Away also features copiaba and lavender, which are known to reduce mental rigidity.  Using Stress Away regularly can lead to a more balanced mentality, restoring your equilibrium and creating a calming effect.  There are a lot of everyday, simple applications for Stress Away essential oil, so you don’t have to spend a ton of time or effort introducing it into your life.  Here are some examples to get you started.

 

1. Mood Lifting Drinks – Add a few drops of Stress Away to your water while working for a calming affect on nervous tension.

 

2. Headache relief – Use the roll-on applicator to roll Stress Away on the back of your wrists, forehead and/or temples.  It can relieve the tired, achiness stress creates in all of your muscles.

 

3. Reed Diffuser Replacement Oil – You can easily make your own replacement oil for a reed diffuser.  All you need is some Stress Away oil, distilled water and a bit of rubbing alcohol.This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

4. Unwind aromatically – Diffuse a few drops of Stress Away combined with a few drops of Peppermint to unwind and uplift after a stressful day.

 

5. Bath Soak – Add 10 drops of Stress Away to 2 cups of epsom salt.  Place this is a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes to relieve stress.

 

6. Promote better sleep – Put 8 drops of Stress Away with 4 drops of lavender in a diffuser.  Use in your bedroom in the evening to promote healthy, more restful sleep.

 

7. Sugar Scrub – Make this Vanilla Lime Sugar Scrub and scrub your stress and worries away in the shower or bath!This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

8. Calming Cologne – Rub a few drops into your wrists to induce more confident feelings throughout the day.  Plus, it will smell great!

 

9. Topical application – Rub a drop of Stress Away onto your temples and to the back of your neck to ease tension.  Your muscles will feel more relaxed.

 

10. Teeth Grinding Remedy – Dilute 1-2 drops with coconut or olive oil and rub along your jawline.  Your jaw will relax leading to less clenching and grinding.

 

11. Car Freshener (and relaxer!) – Put a few drops of Stress Away on cotton balls and place them in the slats of your car vents.  Turn on the fan to diffuse the freshener throughout the car so everyone riding or driving can benefit!This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

12. Sore neck relief – Roll on Stress Away when you have neck pain – just a quick swipe across the back of your neck.  The tension will ease, relieving the stiffness and soreness.

 

13. Foot cramp relief – Rub just a few drops of Stress Away over the top and bottom of your foot to relax the tension in your cramping muscles.  Once relaxed, the pain will subside.

 

14. Stress Relief Spritz – Mix up some Stress Away with peppermint and distilled water.  Put it in a glass spray bottle and spritz it on when you feel anxious or stressed out.

 

15. Sleep-Spray – Combine oils that you and your kids find relaxing and spray them on pillows for bedtime or nap time!  Stress Away is a great idea for this; combined with lavender it’ll calm kids right down and have them snoozing worry-free.This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

16. Homemade Stress Reducing Deodorant – Use Stress Away when making your own deodorant.  It’s all natural and the lime and vanilla in Stress Away smells amazing.  Plus, you’ll have the calming effects of stress away with you all day long!

 

17. Back pain relief – Use the roller application on your lower or upper back, wherever you have knots and tension.  Stress Away oil will relax your muscles and help ease pain.

 

18. Stress-Away Fidget Balls – If your kids have trouble focusing and are wound up with nervous energy, try this helpful DIY using Stress Away oil.This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

19. PMS relief – You can apply Stress Away to your wrists and temples daily, or you can use it just when needed.  It’ll soothe symptoms of PMS and can even reduce related headaches and cramps.

 

20. Refreshing Fruit Salad – Slice up some fruit and create a splash of “dressing” for the salad with some white wine and Stress Away!  It’s delicious, but even better?  It’ll restore some much needed equilibrium and mental balance.

 

21. Whipped Body Butter – Use Stress Away and other favorite essential oils in this recipe for whipped body butter.  It’ll replace your daily moisturizer and keep your body hydrated while you soak in the benefits of reduced anxiousness, nervousness and tension.This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

22. Bath Salts – Create your own bath salts with Stress Away!  You’ll have a spa-like soak, and your mood will be lifted.

 

23.  Mood Lifting Room Spray – Create an aromatic room spray that smells delicious and causes happiness!  Just mix epsom salts, distilled water and Stress Away and spray around your home for a mood enhancing, stress-relieving, feel-good air freshener.

 

24. Stressed pet help – If you’re traveling with pets, you know they can become fearful, anxious and stressed out.  Calm your pets while driving to the vet, flying to vacation, or simply when they’re anxious at home.  Dilute in a carrier oil and apply one drop onto the front paws.  Or place several drops onto a scrap of cotton fabric and keep it in their pet carrier or kennel.

 

25. Stress-Away Candles – Make your own stress relief candles with beeswax and essential oils.  They not difficult, and can be personalized by adding other oil scents along with Stress Away.

This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

Are you ready to find out more about Stress Away essential oil? Check out these links for more information about how to get started with essential oils or to purchase your own essential oils.

 

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12 Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil

12 Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil - Tipsaholic

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When most people think of Frankincense they think of it being one of the first Christmas presents. It has been used throughout history, in rituals and religious ceremonies, and was once thought of as so valuable that the Romans sent armies to possess it.  But what most people don’t know is that it’s actually very usefully in our modern times. When used as an essential oil, Frankincense can have many benefits.  Here are twelve uses for Frankincense essential oil.

 

1. Help improve the look of skin. Adding a few drops to your face can help combat wrinkles. Also, add it to your favorite lotion for anti-aging benefits.

 

2. Frankincense is perfect for use on scars or cuts to help prevent scarring from occurring. It can also speed up healing.

 

3. It can combat bad breath. Add a little to your toothbrush before you brush your teeth.

 

4. Help support the immune system. Add a few drops to water, and drink it when you are feeling run-down.

 

5. Can help uplift and balance mood. Wear it as perfume or put it in a diffuser to help improve the way you’re feeling.

 

6. Soothes itchy skin. It also helps to rub a few drops on bug bites.

 

7. Rub a littleFrankincense on joints or sore muscles. It can reduce pain after a heavy workout or help with everyday aches.

 

8. Quiet a cough. Just apply a few drops to your neck for a little cough relief.

 

9. Help relieve anxiety. Rub a few drops on your temples next time you feel stressed.

 

10. Can reduce inflammation. Either rub a few drops on the skin or take it internally mixed with a glass of water.

 

11. Combat indigestion. Frankincense can help maintain a healthy digestive system. Just drink the oil mixed with water, or make your own capsules to swallow.

 

12. Get better sleep. Rub a few drops on the bottom of your feet before bed.  Frankincense is known for it’s relaxing properties and can help you fall asleep more quickly and get more productive sleep as well.

 

Are you ready to find out more about Frankincense essential oils? Check out these links for more information about how to get started with essential oils or to purchase your own essential oils.

 

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12 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil for Calming and Relaxation

12 Ways to Use Lavender for Calming and Relaxation - Tipsaholic

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Take a whiff of a bottle of lavender essential oil and you’ll instantly feel just a bit calmer. The smell might remind you of a leisurely hot bath or freshly laundered linen. Lavender essential oil is one of the most versatile essential oils and one of its many uses is to calm and soothe the body and mind. Here are 12 ways you can use lavender oil to reduce your stress, help you sleep better, and much more!

 

1. Put lavender essential oil in a diffuser when it’s nearing bedtime. The calming scent will help everyone in your household feel less restless and more ready for sleep.

2. Rub lavender essential oil on the feet before going to bed to help promote better sleep.

3. When you feel stressed, try rubbing a few drops of lavender essential oil on the base of your neck. You could also put it on your palms or your wrists.

4. Take a relaxing bath with the help of lavender essential oil. Take a cup or 2 of Epsom salts and mix in a few drops of lavender oil. Put the mixture into a tub full of warm water and soak away your troubles.

5. No time for a bath? A shower can still be relaxing when you add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your shampoo.

6. Indulging in a facial scrub at the end of a long day is a great way to relax. Make a homemade facial scrub with rolled oats or sugar mixed with a few drops of lavender essential oil.

7. Put a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow and rub it all over for a good night’s sleep.

8. Need a few minutes of relaxation in the middle of a busy day? Apply a few drops of lavender essential oil on a rag and put it over your eyes.

9. Work can be stressful. Put lavender oil in a diffuser at your workplace to help you relax and feel more calm, so you can focus on your work better.

10. If you often feel nervous and anxious when flying in an airplane, try putting two drops of lavender essential oil on your wrists and inhaling the oil whenever the nervousness bubbles up.

11. Exercise is great for reducing stress, but sore muscles aren’t fun. Mix coconut oil and lavender essential oil and rub it on your sore muscles.

12. Feeling tired? Exhausted feet? Turn fatigue into relaxation by adding five drops of lavender oil to a hot foot bath.

Since everyone can benefit from the relaxing effects of lavender oil, this essential oil should be on the top of everyone’s wish list. It’s also a great beginner oil if you’re new to the world of essential oils.

 

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Top 8 Health Uses for Peppermint Oil

Boost your health naturally with essential oils! Try these uses for peppermint oil to relieve everyday ailments and promote mental and physical health. Top 8 Health Uses for Peppermint Oil via tipsaholic.com #peppermint #health #essentialoils #younglivingoils #peppermintoil


Top 8 Health Uses for Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil is often considered a favorite in the essential oil community. It is promoted by its users as being a help in many aspects of health, particularly when it comes to headache, congestion, and digestion. There are many ways to add peppermint oil to your daily health practices. Try a few of these suggested uses for peppermint oil and see what works for you!

 

1. Headache relief

A headache may be helped with a simple peppermint headache salve like this one from Confessions of An Over-Worked Mom. Rub a bit onto your temples or the back of your neck at the first sign of a headache.

 

2. Oral health

Peppermint makes the perfect breath freshener and may also be good for dental health. Use it as a mouthwash or create a simple and natural toothpaste. It’s a great way to get your mouth clean without any hard-to-pronounce ingredients! Try a toothpaste recipe like this one found at DIY Natural.

 

3. Tummy health

Use a drop or two on your wrists or stomach to help relieve nausea or motion sickness. It is best to use a carrier oil (such as almond or olive) rather than applying the peppermint directly. You may also try adding a drop of peppermint oil to a cup of tea regularly to promote healthy digestion.

 

4. Relieve congestion

Peppermint oil is partially made up of menthol, which makes it a good choice when it comes to relieving congestion. You may add a few drops of oil to a pot of boiling water or your humidifier and inhale the steam, or use the headache relief salve recipe above on your chest.

 

5. Soften lips

Dry, chapped lips can be aided by a good peppermint lip scrub and this recipe from Lemon Peony won’t disappoint. After a scrub, keep your lips moist and minty with a balm you can make yourself as well! Try this one at Eat. Drink. Love.

 

6. Healthy hair

Encourage healthy hair by mixing a few drops of peppermint oil with a carrier oil and massaging it into your scalp. Leave your hair covered with a shower cap for 30 minutes or more a few times a month and dandruff and greasy locks may just become a thing of the past.

 

7. Relaxation

Peppermint oil in a warm bath can help to relax muscles and quiet the mind. Peppermint bath salts are one of the best ways to add these to your tub, and they would make a great gift for a friend or family member in need of a little relaxing as well.

 

8. Mental health

Peppermint oil may also help to improve mental clarity and alertness and decrease stress when inhaled. You may choose to use it on your skin or diffuse oil into the air with a diffuser. And don’t forget the obvious bonus here — your house will smell great too!

 

Peppermint Oil Safety Tips:

Always avoid contact with the eyes. Combining with olive or almond oil to dilute is beneficial in topical uses. Ingesting undiluted peppermint oil is not recommended. Always consult a doctor, particularly if you are taking any medications, as there may be interactions. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a doctor before using any essential oil and it is recommended that peppermint oil not be used during the first months of pregnancy.

 

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