Scentsable Living

Choosing a healthier way of life, the "scents"able way.


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Essential Oil-Infused Wine

Did you know that you could enhance the experience and flavor of a good glass of wine simply by adding essential oil to the moment? Have I peaked your interest? Well then let me share with you what I have learned…

When selecting a wine, I learned that there are a few categories and terms to choose from. Terms such as woodsy, warm, crisp, fruity, floral, etc… You can do the same with essential oils and pair them accordingly. Let me show you how:

Riesling, for example, would pair well with a fruity essential oil such as mandarine, tangerine, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, jade lemon, or a fruity blend such as Citrus Fresh.

A woodsy wine would pair well with cedarwood, juniper, spruce, or fir.

A more floral based wine could pair lavender, rose, geranium, etc…

When talking about pairing essential oils with wine, there are two ways to enjoy this combination. One is simply inhaling the paired essential oil by running a diffuser in the desired room. The other would be to add to your glass, bottle, or recipe of the chosen drink of choice. Here are a few fun recipes to try.

 

 

The wonderful thing about adding essential oils to the evening is that they don’t interfere with the wine, they enhance it. May you take delight in trying something new with your next glass of wine.


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Young Living Halloween Roundup

Well, it’s right around the corner! Next week actually. I began looking into some healthier alternatives to the traditional treats and thought to share them with you.

Here we have a fun drink and snack with Witch’s Brew and Fruit Spiders.

 

Sink your teeth into this nutritious treat called Ogre’s Overbite.

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Also take time to enjoy these festive treats of Thieves-Infused Pumpkin Seeds and Halloween Popcorn!

 

Annnnnnd then there’s the trips to the bathroom after all of the fruit and healthy eating, lol. So how about some Halloween Poo Brew and a Trick or Treat diffuser blend to keep the house (ahem, and bathroom) smelling ummmmmm, not so scary, HA!!!

 

Finish the night with this Monster Repellent. Talk about cute! The kids will love them! Use the Monster Repellent for little ones who think there’s a monster in the closet, or under the bed. Or for the overactive imaginations that will soon follow Trick or Treat.

Happy Halloween from Scentsable Living!

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Basic Lip Scrub Recipe

What is a lip scrub? Have you ever wondered who came up with this idea or why? Well I’m not sure who created the first lip scrub but I am thankful they did.

A lip scrub is an exfoliating product designed specifically for removing dead skin cells from the sensitive lip area. When the skin on the lips becomes excessively dry, it tends to flake, peel or chap. This is where the lip scrub comes in.

A lip scrub helps to exfoliate the area, bringing the new, soft skin to the surface. It moisturizes while it exfoliates. Another bonus to using a lip scrub is that it can enhance the staying power of your cosmetics such as lip liner, lip gloss and lipstick.

There are many over-the-counter options readily available but I tend to stay away from the chemicals. Besides, it’s so easy to make your own with a few simple ingredients such as honey, sugar and oil. Oh, and a cute lip scrub container to store your recipe in. Of course you can add additional ingredients to the basic recipe such as essential oils for aroma, flavor, and additional skin nourishing benefits so let me share a few fun ideas with you.

Here is the basic recipe:

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  • 3 Tbsp. sugar (can be brown or white) – sugar makes a wonderful exfoliator that is gentler on the skin compared to salt.
  •  1 Tbsp. olive oil (or oil of choice) – a fatty oil like olive oil will provide needed moisture for the lip.
  •  1 Tbsp. honey – known to moisturize and heal dry, cracked lips

Mix together the olive oil and honey, then add in the sugar. Stir until you have a thick consistency and then add to your lip container with airtight lid.

Lip Scrubs by the Season: Using Essential Oils

So after a  while, you may find that you’d like to jazz up your homemade lip scrub. This is where essential oils come in! Depending on the season, or mood that you’re in, you can add essential oils to the recipe to give it a little fun boost.

Spring: Try some skin nourishing floral essential oils such as lavender, geranium, ylang ylang, jasmine, rose, etc…there are plenty of other floral options to choose from as well.

Summer: Summertime makes me thing of citrus. Consider essential oils of lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, etc…even consider mixing them up to create a blend of your own.

Fall: Cinnamon bark, nutmeg, ginger, clove, come to mind to name just a few.

Winter: Add a little peppermint, wintergreen, pine, spruce, cinnamon, you name it.

The possibilites are endless when it comes to whipping up your own lip scrub. You can even add pumpkin spice or pure vanilla to the recipe. Play around with it, and most of all have fun! As long as you have the basic ingredients, you have all that you need to get started.

—> Just an FYI on essential oils though. They aren’t all created equal and I do not recommend putting just any brand on your lips. I would hate to see a reaction take place so please trust and know the brand that you are using. Young Living is the only company I trust with my family. You can read more about this company here, along with their Sources, Science and Standards, their global farms and more.  <—

 

 

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YL Diffuser Blends – Fall/Winter

Do you smell it? The crisp freshness of autumn leaves, the cinnamon and spice baking blends, and the hint of evergreens with freshly fallen snow? Bring all of these favorites indoors with essential oils, your diffuser, and the following blends.

 

We will continue to update as new recipes come in so visit often, and we hope you enjoy!


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DIY Body Butter

Be kind to your hard-working skin! This homemade body butter recipe will leave your skin moisturized and soft, thanks to rich cocoa butter and coconut oil. We love its whipped consistency that goes on smoothly and feels light to the touch.

Whipped Body Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup organic solid cocoa butter (do not use lotion)
  • 15 drops of your favorite topical/aromatic essential oil (we love Cedarwood, Lavender, and Frankincense essential oils)­

Directions

  1. Warm a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, then add coconut oil and cocoa butter. Melt until completely liquefied, about 4–5 minutes.
  2. Pour into a glass mixing bowl and place in refrigerator for 30–45 minutes to cool and just set but not harden.
  3. Stir in essential oils.
  4. Using an electric hand mixer, whip until firm peaks form, about 10 minutes.
  5. Gently transfer to a seal-able jar or container. Store at room temperature to avoid melting or solidifying.
  6. Massage into dry skin!


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Scentsably Clean Dishes

Did you know there was an order to hand washing dishes? Believe it, or not, many don’t. I sure didn’t. At least, not until working in the food industry.  I thought as long as the sink was filled with hot soapy water, and the dishes were washed, cleaned, and rinsed, it was all good. I guess this could still hold true, but once I learned the order it certainly made things go much smoother. And now my kids know it too!

So today I thought I’d share what this order looks like and how it’s done. Oh, and hey Mama’s, you could even forward this to your children and have them put it to the test, (wink).

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  1. Scrape dishes of food remains and rinse. Then clean sink of the food remains by rinsing out the sink and using the garbage disposal.

  2. Next, fill the sink with hot soapy water, using a squirt of concentrated dishwashing liquid. As hot as you can stand it. Wearing rubber gloves can help you to use slightly hotter  water.

  3.  Be sure to have a nylon brush and a cotton cloth handy. Soapy steel-wool pads are good for some pans, but never use on nonstick one.

  4. Place dirty dishes in stacks, in the order in which they will be washed (see below for this order). Some people do this in the second basin, or on the countertop, or both.

  5. After washing each item, rinse in clean hot water. NOTE: Change the water regularly so that you aren’t washing with dirty water.

  6. Dry dishes with a cloth, and have plenty of clean ones at hand in case you need to change it out.

  7. Wash out sink, rinse, and wipe dry.

What is the Correct Order for Doing Dishes?

  1. Glasses – always do special glasses that you treasure, separately. Either put it to one side and do it last, using fresh water, or do it first and then put them safely away.

  2. Lightly soiled dishes – saucers, jugs, side plates.

  3. Cups and mugs are next.

  4. Then plates (after food remains have been scraped).

  5. Cutlery and Silverware

  6. Cooking dishes and pans.

Thieves Dish Soap

Choosing a dish soap isn’t easy. There are soooo many to choose from when at the grocery store. I want something strong enough to clean my dishes, but also gentle enough to leave my skin feeling good. I don’t want harsh chemicals, especially if my kids are helping, so I prefer natural, plant-based options. This is my absolute favorite, it’s called Thieves Dish Soap. It’s highly concentrated which means a little goes a long way. It’s gentle on my skin, gets the dirtiest of jobs done, and smells sooooo good thanks to essential oils such as Jade Lemon, Bergamot and Thieves, which is a blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary.

Doing a dirty job doesn’t mean it has to smell bad. The essential oils in this dish soap are uplifting and welcoming. So while washing dishes, I am receiving an aromatherapy experience too. I consider this to be an awesome bonus! 🙂

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So there you have it! Scentsably clean dishes with an aromatic experience as an added bonus. So tell me, did you know there was an order to washing dishes? If it’s different from this order, share with us how you do them. We’d love to know. 🙂

 

 


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