DIY Sensual Massage Oil Recipe

romantic massage oil recipeThis sensual massage oil is SO easy to make, SO economical, and SO aromalicious! It makes a great Valentines Day gift for your sweetie! 

All the essential oils in this recipe were chosen for their ability to inspire feelings of love and romance. 

 
1 ounce organic fractionated coconut oil (or other carrier oil of your choice)
5 drops Young Living Cedarwood essential oil
4 drops Young Living Joy essential oil
3 drops Young Living Bergamot essential oil
3 drops Young Living Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil
1 drop Young Living Clary Sage essential oil

Place all ingredients into a one ounce dark glass bottle. Ideally, let the scents blend for a few days….but sometimes instant gratification is fun too! :)

Perhaps you’re curious why I only use Young Living Essential Oils? Here’s why

Please note that citrus essential oils, such as Bergamot, can cause photosensitivity to the sun. Please do not apply this massage oil to any skin that will be exposed to the sun within 72 hours. 

 

Young Living’s Seed To Seal Process

These videos explain why I only use Young Living Essential Oils. If after watching them you’d like to get your own Young Living essential oils on their way to you, email me and I’m happy to help you design an order based on your current needs/issues/goals AND see if setting up a wholesale account (like Costco, but WAY better!) makes sense for you.

Seed to Seal® Step 1: Seed 

 

Seed to Seal® Step 2: Cultivate 

 

Seed to Seal® Step 3: Distill 

 

Seed to Seal® Step 4: Test 

 

Seed to Seal® Step 5: Seal

Ready to hop on the Young Living Essential Oils bandwagon? Contact me so I can help you design your order to ensure it meets your/your family’s needs! 

Cooking With Essential Oils Recipes: Lavender Walnut Chocolate Bark Recipe

 

lavender essential oil recipeWhy should peppermint bark get all the limelight? This is a nice riff on that traditional bark…for when you want to stand out from the crowd! :)

Ingredients:

8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (These are my favs!)
6 drops lavender essential oil
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 tablespoon Maldon sea salt flakes

Directions:

  1. Melt chocolate in double boiler or a make-shift one (bowl placed atop a pot of water on stovetop).
  2. Remove from heat until the chips are almost completely melted.
  3. Continue to stir the chocolate until the all the chips are melted.
  4. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in lavender essential oil.
  6. Using a spatula, spread chocolate mixture onto an unbleached parchment-lined baking tray.
  7. Sprinkle nuts and salt onto chocolate.
  8. Place tray in freezer for 20 minutes.
  9. Lick spatula and bowl while waiting. :)
  10. Remove from freezer and break into bit-sized pieces. Tip: Cover sheet of chocolate with a layer of plastic wrap when doing this so your hands don’t melt the chocolate as you break it into bark.
  11. Enjoy!!!

Brightening Cream Reviews: Sheerlume

Skin brightening products have been become all the rage recently because of their ability to make skin on the face and hands lighter, thus helping remove the appearance of some skin problems, including the dreaded “age spots” or “liver spots.” Skin brighteners can also create a more youthful, dewy appearance.

The problem with most of the skin brighteners and whiteners on the market is that their active ingredient is hydroquinone or even mercury! (Hello heavy metal poisoning! YIKES!) The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics refers to hydroquinone as “one of the most toxic ingredients used in personal care products.”

Young Living Essential Oils to the rescue!

 

In their continued effort to provide nontoxic alternatives, they introduced Sheerlumé at their annual convention last year. I was thrilled and so excited to try this product that I got it there and then. It is is an advanced skincare solution that combines pure essential oils with a unique blend of alpine botanical extracts to brighten and nourish the skin….sans the toxic hydroquinone. 

Just like all the products in the Young Living skincare line, a little goes along way. The scent and texture are heavenly. One of my dear friends also fell in love with Sheerlumé. She shared with me that for her “applying it is like a moment at the spa!” I couldn’t agree more!

Go here to get some of this good stuff for yourself!

Cooking With Essential Oils Recipes: Chocolate Cinnamon Bark Recipe

chocolate recipes

Why should peppermint bark get all the limelight? This is a nice riff on that traditional bark for the holidays, or really anytime. :)

Ingredients:

8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (These are my favs!)
6 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup goji berries
1/3 cup raw cocao nibs
1/2 tablespoon Maldon sea salt flakes

Directions:

  1. Melt chocolate in double boiler or a make-shift one (bowl placed atop a pot of water on stovetop).
  2. Remove from heat until the chips are almost completely melted.
  3. Continue to stir the chocolate until the all the chips are melted.
  4. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in lavender essential oil.
  6. Using a spatula, spread chocolate mixture onto an unbleached parchment-lined baking tray.
  7. Sprinkle all toppings (nuts, berries, nibs + salt) onto chocolate.
  8. Place tray in freezer for 20 minutes.
  9. Lick spatula and bowl while waiting. :)
  10. Remove from freezer and break into bit-sized pieces. Tip: Cover sheet of chocolate with a layer of plastic wrap when doing this so your hands don’t melt the chocolate as you break it into bark.
  11. Enjoy!!!