Scentsable Living

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


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Christmas with the PSK: Lavender

Lavender, precious, precious lavender. The Swiss army knife of essential oils that, the jack of all trades. When in doubt, reach for this wonderful essential oil. The good thing is that you don’t have to reach far because it comes with your Premium Starter Kit!

Throughout the centuries, lavender has been known for its calming and relaxing abilities, for its physically and emotionally balancing properties, as well as its ability to help with concentration and mental acuity.

Here are some fun ways of using your 5ml bottle of Lavender essential oil in Christmas gifts this holiday season. Make a lovely linen and pillow spray and pair with a pretty label. Make a relaxing sugar scrub, or even gift the teen young lady in your life with a little homemade makeup remover!

Soothing Skin Spray

Another lovely gift, is a soothing skin spray! For the person who loves to be outdoors but feels the effects of the winter weather, for the loved one going on vacation who will be basking in the sun, for the co-worker who could use a little “pick me up” midday, for the little one who could use a little calming down and on, and on…this is such a versatile gift that anyone can enjoy.

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While working on your gifts, here is a lovely diffuser blend to enjoy! All is Calm, All is bright is a blend of soothing, yet equally uplifting essential oils that help to balance.

Did you know that you can take any diffuser blend and turn it into a room spray? You can! Simply add the desired amount to a glass or stainless steel spray/spritz bottle and fill with water! I recommend a pinch of salt or a little vegetable glycerin to help keep the essential oils evenly dispersed.

Premium Starter Kit

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Don’t have a Premium Starter Kit? What are you waiting for? Order yours today and become a member of Young Living at no additional cost!

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The Premium Starter Kit Spa Experience

Pamper yourself, or someone you love, all with one kit! Here is how to use your Premium Starter Kit for a relaxing spa experience.

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SPA ATMOSPHERE: Create your spa atmosphere by dimming the lights, playing soft music, and diffusing calming essential oil or essential oil blend such as Lavender, Citrus Fresh, or Stress Away.

MASSAGE: Prepare a soothing massage oil by combining a couple drops of PanAway with a little carrier oil, then gently massage into tired muscles and feet to help them unwind from a long day. Whether you spend 30 minutes or 60 minutes on a massage, take your time and allow the aromas, music, and calming atmosphere to take over your senses as you escape the cares of the day.

FACIAL: Frankincense is a wonderful skin supporting essential oil to incorporate into a skincare routine or facial massage. An easy moisturizer can be made with coconut oil and a couple drops of Frankincense essential oil.

FOOT SOAK: Place a few drops of Raven along with 1/2 cup Epsom Salts into a foot bath or bowl of hot water. Allow the feet to spend some time here while casually flipping through your EO Magazine included with the kit.

SPA WATER: Place a drop of any of the Vitality essential oils into a glass of water and serve after the spa treatment.

SPA DRINK: Tear open one of the NingXia Red packets and pour over ice. Slowly sip for a wonderful way to replenish the body.

CLEAN UP: When you are finished pampering, or being pampered, use the Thieves Household Cleaning Packet to clean up. Pour the contents into a spray bottle, fill the remaining bottle with water and begin spraying and cleaning as you go.

Not a member with Young Living yet? What are you waiting for? Grab your Premium Starter Kit and prepare for your spa experience today!


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Lavender

lavpot2Lavender essential oil is steam distilled from its flowering tops.

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Lavender has been used for centuries and is a universal oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body, working wherever there is a need. It is said that “if in doubt, use lavender.” It is one of the few essential oils to still be listed in the British Pharmacopoeia.

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An essential oil, when inhaled, can reach the emotional center of the brain within seconds. This is one of the incredible benefits of aromatherapy. Lavender is a popular essential oil long loved for its calming, soothing fragrance and is very similar to that of the fresh herb —clean, fresh, relaxing, and floral—which is why Lavender has always been such a favorite of gardeners and perfume makers. When diffused, Lavender adds a clean and fresh scent to any room. Many know about Lavender for it’s relaxing benefits but do not realize that it can be used aromatically to help improve cognitive performance as well.

Try this: Want to get away? Create your own relaxing retreat by diffusing Lavender. Not only is its aroma soothing, but it also fills any space with a fresh, clean smell that eliminates odors. You can even freshen the bedroom with a DIY Linen Spray

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Topical Benefits

Lavender offers many benefits when applied topically. It is soothing, relieving, regenerating and relaxing to the skin.

Try this: Unwind at the end of a long day by adding a cup of Epsom salt and few drops of Lavender to a hot bath. Add a few drops to your favorite shampoos, lotions, or skin care products to give your hair and skin extra radiance and for a beautiful smell that lasts all day.

Companion Oils

Lavender pairs well with most citrus oils, also chamomile, clary sage, geranium and ylang ylang.

Lavender EO

 

For more information and a .pdf, click here.

 

Interesting fact: It takes 27 square feet of lavender plants to make one 15-ml bottle of lavender oil. 

 

 


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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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Holiday Catalog 2017 is HERE!

It’s here! It’s here! Young Living’s holiday catalog is finally here! Browse through and learn about some of the incredible items by clicking on each picture.

 

You can view the full U.S. catalog lineup here.

To view the holiday catalog in your country use this link here. When ordering as a new member, be sure to enter in the following number as the Sponsor and Enroller I.D. 1289082. Let me know if you have any questions and have fun shopping!

 


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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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Back-to-School Diffuser Blends

Rise and shine it’s wake up time! Time to get ready for school! And then there’s the one child who wakes up grumpy, no worries, that’s what the Happy Blend and Chilled Kiddoes blends are for.

How about an immune supporting blend with Perfect Attendance, or brain blends to stimulate concentration and focus with the Brainiac Blend or Smartypants. There’s also the No First Day Jitters and Serene Student blend to help calm  them down a little, for a more enjoyable and balanced day for them. And of course, finish the day with the Sweet Dreams blend.

We’ve got you covered for a successful school year! Give these Back-to-School Diffuser Blends a try and celebrate Back-to-School with success.

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