As part of my goal to take better care of myself this year, I've started using essential oils. I'm a HUGE fan of aromatherapy (smells can take me back to a moment instantly and they can calm and energize me), so this seemed like a natural thing for me to start dabbling in! Essential oils are extracted from botanicals through steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing and can offer many cosmetic and health benefits. Let me share with you some really simple beginner DIYs you can make for yourself and for your home with essential oils PLUS I'm sharing a FREE graphic file so that you can make your own pretty labels for your finished creations.
Before I had kids, I loved making my own skincare with natural products and essential oils. Fast forward to about 10 years later, and I've got the essential oils DIY bug again! This time, I did some research and decided that the best bang for my buck would be purchasing a Young Living Starter Kit by becoming a Young Living Member. This seemed like a no-brainer to me because I really don't have to commit to purchasing anything else if I don't want to, plus I got a whole lot of essential oils, a diffuser, and more for a great deal.
If you're interested in trying these essential oils and getting some free gold foil vinyl labels for your EO DIYs from me, check out the bottom of this post!
I didn't choose to enroll in the monthly Essential Rewards program yet, but I might in the future to take advantage of their monthly deals. I really like that this is completely optional and I didn't feel pressured to do it or sell anything if I didn't want to.
I've loved experimenting with the Dewdrop diffuser and the different blends of EOs that make our home smell divine.
I liked diffusing oils so much, that I purchased a second diffuser as shown in the photo above so that I could diffuse EOs in another room of the house! (You can find this pretty ceramic diffuser right here.)
Another favourite essential oil DIY so far? Handmade roller bottles! Aren't these cute?! I made the labels myself with my Cricut machine and gold foil vinyl, and I found the green & gold roller balls right here. You can keep them in your purse and roll them on your wrists or temples when you need aromatherapy relief.
To make these, simply put 10 drops of your favourite essential oil or essential oil blend in a 10ml glass bottle like these. Fill the remainder of the bottle with fractionated coconut oil (I found mine here). Pop on a roller top & lid, and you're ready to go! I used lavender EO for my "relax" bottle, RC EO (a blend of soothing oils to help lung function) for my "breathe" bottle and peppermint EO for my "energize" bottle. All of these oils come with the Young Living Starter Kit with Dewdrop.
Here's how to make the simple aromatic room spray and relaxing epsom salts for your bath shown in the photo above:
For the room spray, add 10-15 drops of your favourite essential oil to a glass spray bottle. I've added some lemon & lavender EO to my "refresh" bottle. Add 1 Tbsp witch hazel to help the oils mix, and then top everything with distilled water. Spray as desired as an instant room refresher.
To make the relaxing espom salts, put some unscented epsom salts in a small mason jar. Add in 10 drops of your favourite oil, and mix. Use a few tablespoons of the salts in your next bath for a soothing escape. I've used lavender EO in my "relax" jar of salts.
Want to make the pretty gold foil labels for these essential oils with your cutting machine, too? You can right-click on the image below and save it to your computer. Then, import the image into the Cricut Design Space program and convert it to a Cut File. Make sure to size the graphic in Cricut Design Space so that it's about 3 inches wide. The top two labels are for the larger spray bottle and mason jar, and the smaller three will fit 10ml roller bottles. Cut on gold foil vinyl like I did, or cut on the desired vinyl colour of your choice!
If you are interested in signing up as a Young Living member and purchasing a Starter Kit like I have, I'd love to make you a set of these labels on gold foil vinyl with my Cricut and mail them to you as a "thank you"!
To get your labels from me, simply follow the instructions below and make sure to enter my number (13816406) as your sponsor and enroller in order for me to send you the vinyl labels. Note: I will make a small commission every time you order.
- Go to https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start
- Click on "MEMBER"
- Choose your country and language
- Under "Who introduced you to Young Living?", choose "I was referred by a member and have their ID numbers" and enter my ID number for bot the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID: 13816406
- If you want just the Starter Kit like I have so far, choose "Option 1: Sign Up with a Starter Kit" on the next screen and choose your Starter Kit (I have the Premium Starter Kit with Dewdrop and highly recommend this)
- You could also choose "Option 2: Set Up Your Monthly Order" if you want to place a monthly order and get more rewards and discounts
- Then "Continue Enrollment" and fill out all of your shipping and payment info
That's it! I found shipping to be extremely quick here in Alberta and I'm really happy with the products so far.
Watch this video to learn more about these essential oil DIY ideas:
Now tell me: Have you tried essential oils and how do you use them? I'd love to get your ideas as I keep experimenting with mine!
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