Health & Beauty Recipes

NEW Savvy Minerals make up

posted by Kristin October 14, 2017

Every few months Young Living releases new products and reminds us how awesome they are:) We’ve got new products, new make up, new gift sets and many items to get excited about.

 

This summer we launched our new Savvy Minerals make up line. It’s non toxic, free of harsh chemicals. There are beautiful colors that will make you look flawless. They’re continuing to build upon the products released during the summer, and FINALLY releasing mascara.

 

We have new brushes (made with high end fibers!), new mascara, a lipstick, 2 new lip glosses, a beautiful holiday clutch with a travel brush and eye shadows, and a new cool eyeshadow in an army green shade.

 

May I suggest that every woman needs the new Savvy clutch? It’s adorable! Black clutches go with nearly every outfit. So for the woman in your life who’s hard to shop for, this is a wonderful idea! To get your hands on any of these items, don’t delay! They will sell out fast. Click here to order!

 

Savvy Minerals Foundation

posted by Kristin July 4, 2017

The new make up line, Savvy Minerals, is available to order and it’s amazing. What’s awesome about it? The whole make up line is cruelty free. The products do not contain talc, bismuth, mineral oil, paragons, gluten, nano particles, palates, dyes, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colorants. It scores very low, usually between 1-3, on the EWG scale.

 

Did you know that the average person contacts 300 chemicals everyday. Eighty of those chemicals are before breakfast. Wow…just wow.  Make up is a major contributor to household toxins. You can now apply make up with confidence! This make up is safe. Your skin will thank you!

 

Check out all the cool new shades of foundation!

Wholesale price: $44

Retail price: $57.89

 

Benefits:

  • Minimizes pore appearance
  • Brightens complexion
  • Absorbs excess oils
  • Enhances natural beauty
  • Long lasting, all day wear
  • Ideal for sensitive skin
  • Vegan friendly foundation formula
  • Not tested on animals

 

If you’re already a Young Living member, simply log into your virtual office and place any Savvy Minerals product on your order. You’ll get wholesale pricing, YAY!! Also, the Savvy Minerals make up line is now available on Essential Rewards. Customize your monthly box for an additional product credits that range between 10% and 25%!

If you haven’t ever had a Young Living account, now is the time to get started! You can click here, open a retail account, and choose all the products you want, including Savvy Minerals! If you’re interested in becoming a new member,use the link above and choose your Premium Starter Kit, then add on any additional products at wholesale prices!

Seedlings

posted by Kristin June 15, 2017

This week is Young Living’s annual convention. Every year they throw one heck of a party! They always exceed my expectations, but this year is over the top (and I’m not just talking about the Carrie Underwood concert). Each year, this is the time the new products are announced, which creates a heap of excitement among us distributors. 2017 is going to be out of control!! I’ll be introducing you to these awesome new products over the next days. There were two new product collections that are game changers. Let’s chat about the first must have product line!

 

Young Living has made a new line of products specifically formulated for tiny kiddos called Seedlings! How cool is this? Now, as a mom, you can confidently and easily care for your kid without the worry of harsh chemicals, additives and synthetics. Many moms are busy and can’t find the time to browse Pinterest for DIY soap, shampoo, lotions etc. Young Living has made things so easy for moms (and dad’s too!)

 

The new Seeding products include a baby lotion, baby oil, baby wash and shampoo, baby wipes, diaper rash cream and a linen spray… Yes, ALL OF THOSE ARE NEW PRODUCTS! That’s everything a mom needs to take superb care of their kid! These are going to make amazing baby shower gifts too. New moms can feel confident knowing that Young Living is looking out for the health and wellbeing of their family.

 

You can be confident with Young Living’s new Seedling products made with your kiddo in mind. The standards are set high, very high. There’s no better time to join the Young Living family than now. I would be honored to help you begin to create a home with more plant based, natural products and less chemicals. Simply click here to get started.

 

 

Lavender and Lemon Linen Spray

posted by Kristin May 22, 2017

Have you ever wondered what’s actually in your commercial room spray? If you knew, you probably wouldn’t want to know. Those artificial chemicals are cheap and can cause health problems. It’s not necessary to have in your home, around your family, because there are easy alternatives available.

 

One Christmas break from college I moved home to work at a popular smelly lotion and candle shop in my local mall.  At the end of each day I’d have an awful headache, especially around the spice smells. Ugh! I knew from that moment on I couldn’t handle room sprays, air fresheners, potpourri or candles.

 

I was hesitant to try essential oils at first because of my previous bad experience with smelly things. I thought for sure they would give me another awful headache. To my surprise, I had no headache. Actually, I felt better. I was so thrilled, I kept adding to my oily collection which quickly turned into an addiction!

 

This linen spray can also be used as a room spray. It’s very easy to make, cheap and better than the commercial chemical filled alternatives. To order your Young Living Starter kit, simply click here and you’ll be on your way!

 

DIY Glass Cleaner

posted by Kristin May 5, 2017

I admit, I dislike cleaning so much that I have a cleaning lady. But I do LOVE making my own cleaning products, and it’s really easy!

 

If you enjoy DIY projects, you will certainly enjoy this glass cleaner. It works just like a commercial widow cleaner but lacks the harsh chemicals. No burning eyes, no coughing spells, no irritation at all.

 

It’s a no brainer these days. Natural DIY cleaning products are cheap and easy to make! If you are interested in DIY cleaning products I’d recommend the Thieves Premium Starter Kit or the Premium Starter Kit with Everyday oils. Click here to choose your starter kit!

 

Coconut Lime Body Butter

posted by Kristin April 27, 2017

Close your eyes and imagine eating Key Lime Pie on a tropical beach. That is Young Living’s Coconut-Lime Replenishing Body Butter in a (coco)nut-shell. It. Is. Delicious.

 

So…why do you need this product (besides its heavenly smell)? First of all, it is non-greasy! I hate that feeling right after you use a lotion or potion and you feel like you are going to slip right off the chair you are sitting in. This is not the case with this Coconut-Lime creation. Not only is it non-greasy, but it absorbs into the skin really nicely and leaves the skin feeling nourished and refreshed.  The ingredients were chosen specifically to deeply moisturize the skin and help your skin maintain a youthful appearance.

 
Let’s talk a little about some of the ingredients: Mango Seed Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, Cupuacu Butter, Jojoba oil, Rosehip Oil, Coconut Oil, Aloe, as well as the following Young Living essential oils: Lime, Lemon Myrtle, Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, and Spearmint.

 
Mango and Cupuacu butters are exotic and highly prized butter known for nourishing the skin. Mango butter is similar to Shea and Cocoa butters, but with a slightly different fatty acid content. It is found in the rain forest from the seed kernel of the Mango tree and helps restore and maintain moisture.

 
Cupuacu butter uses essential fatty acids to help the skin maintain a healthy and youthful appearance. It has a high water absorption capacity, which makes it wonderful for long-lasting hydration. Cupuacu trees are found in the Brazalian Amazonia, and the butter is made from the seeds of the fruit.

 
Sunflower Seed Oil is light and won’t leave the skin feeling greasy. Rosehip oil contains important skin nutrients such as Vitamins A and E, along with essential fatty acids. Aloe not only hydrates the skin, but also soothes it.
This vegan body butter is filled with skin-loving plant based ingredients and was made without parabens, petrochemicals, colorants, or animal-derived ingredients.

 
Young Living’s Coconut-Lime Replenishing Body Butter has seven different citrus essential oils, all high in the naturally occurring chemical constituent Limonene. Just as a quick refresher, citrus essential oils are extracted through cold pressing from the rind of the fruit, and like all essential oil, are extremely concentrated.
I am so excited for those of you who have already ordered the BRAND NEW product to get it in your hot little hands! I heard one member describe it as “Summer for Teachers,” but for me it is like eating calorie-less Key Lime Pie on a beach with no alarm clock, every time I use it. I cannot wait for you to enjoy it!

 

To get started, click this link. I’d love to help you get started on journey to a more natural lifestyle!

Essential Beauty Serum and Tranquil Roll On

posted by Kristin April 1, 2017

I’ve recently discovered an amazing Young Living product, an uncommon item that most people have never heard of. The Essential Beauty Serum has been the best thing that’s happened to my skin in 30+ years! It’s a blend of Cedarwood Bark Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Blue Cypress Wood Oil, Rosehip Seed Extract, Jojoba Seed Oil, Lavender Oil, Myrrh Oil, Clove Flower Bud Oil, Tocopherol, Wolfberry Seed Oil, Lecithin, and Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood.

This serum is made for dry skin. It can be used directly on the skin, however I choose to add a drop of the serum to the Sandalwood Moisturizer to make it spread more even on my face. Improving the dryness of my skin has significantly decreased the amount of breakouts. This is the best my skin’s EVER looked. This 15ml bottle is at a great price point of only $20.25 for members. I use only 1-2 drops at a time, so one bottle has already lasted a few months.

If you have dry, acne prone skin please consider giving the Essential Beauty Serum a try. It’s one of my new favorite things.

 

Tranquil has been game changer in the world of insomnia. In the past I had a terrible time sleeping. I couldn’t turn my brain off at night. It would routinely take me an hour or more to fall asleep. Now I roll a bit of Tranquil (Lavender, Cedarwood and Roman Chamomile) on my wrists, behind my ears and a small amount on my chest and I’m out like a light! While there are many options for insomnia, this one has worked the best for me .

These are two of my favorite Young Living products. If you’d like to get started on this journey, click here! Pick your Premium Starter Kit (a diffuser is a MUST), and add on a few oils. You never know what your new favorite could be!!

Hair tonic with essential oils

posted by Kristin February 2, 2017

You may have noticed that your hair care products are full of nasty chemicals. Or maybe your hair care products are damaging to your hair. Did you know it’s very easy to make your own hair care products with essential oils? This amazing hair tonic recipe will leave your hair healthy,shiny and happy. With this new recipe you will be able to keep your hair soft naturally, without unnecessary chemicals.

A good hair care routine can be affordable, healthy and versatile. After the hair tonic is made, use those essential oils for other recipes! Face masks, serums, acne treatment and epsom salt baths can be a simple way to incorporate those essential oils into your beauty routine. Homemade beauty products also make great gifts. Get creative and show me what you’ll be creating!

Get started today with Young Living by clicking here!

Coconut Lime Body Scrub

posted by Kristin September 5, 2016

Easy peasy gift that you can whip up in 5 min. Also, this is way cheaper and nicer than what you’ll find at the store.

 

COCONUT LIME BODY SCRUB

Melt 1/4 cup of coconut oil

Add 1 cup of granulated sugar

Stir together well

Take off the heat

Add 1 tbsp shredded coconut

Add 8-10 drops of Young Living’s Lime Essential Oil

 

You can make big batches of this so easily and they make for cute gifts on the fly. Now’s the season to stock up on canning jars. I printed these labels at home using Avery labels. Get creative and make the packaging cute too 🙂 Hopefully, you’ll have a little extra left over for yourself. You’ll be amazed at how silky smooth your skin feels after just one application. Pampering yourself with a home spa night is never a bad idea.

Pink Himalayan Grapefruit Soap

posted by Kristin January 23, 2016

This was the most popular soap we made at a recent soap making party. I’ve posted about this recipe once before…but it’s SO GOOD, I’m going to tell you about it again!  I have one in every bathroom and a few extras for gifts. This soap is really easy to make, looks cute and smells amazing! The pink himalayan sea salt exfoliates the skin and has several minerals for an added health boost. Experts use it to cook with and spas use it in their skin treatments.

Grapefruit essential oil is great for smoothing and tightening skin. The scent it uplifting and light.

Here’s the recipe:

*Melt 4oz shea soap base. I use a glass pyrex measuring cup that’s easy to pour into a mold. Heat in 2o second increments to avoid burning the soap base.

*Pour soap base into a 4oz mold.

*Add pink himalayan sea salt to your preference. I used about 1 teaspoon or so.

*Add 4 drops of grapefruit essential oil. This is a light scent, so your preference might be to add more.

*Stir together and set in a cool place to get firm.

*Recipe makes 1 bar of soap

The soap base cost was $1 /bar of soap. I bought 10lbs of soap base for $40 and that will make 40 bars of soap. At retail price the grapefruit essential oil is $20.77, if you’re a current member it’s only $16.75 for the 15ml bottle. A 15ml bottle contains 280-300 drops of essential oil. That makes a lot of soap! Grapefruit oil is also great to add to dryer balls, drinking water, lotions and smells lovely when diffused. The Pink Himalayan Sea Salt came from Homegoods, one of my favorite stores. They also carry so many cute gift bags and tags if they’re going to be a gift for a special someone!

 

I hope you enjoy one of my very favorite soaps:)