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Yoga Mat Spray with Essential Oils

If you follow me on instagram @thesavvyoiler, you may have seen my “flipagram,” video where I showed how to make your own yoga mat spray with Young Living Essential Oils.  It is really easy and actually fun to do!  I love making my own everyday household cleaning products, because I know what is going in them.  This spray is ALL-NATURAL and CHEMICAL-FREE!  You will also find making your own will save you LOTS of money!

For more information on cleaning with Young Living Essential Oils, check out my post, “Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils.”  For more information on how you can SAVE money with Young Living Essential Oils, check out my post, “How to SAVE Money with Essential Oils.”

Yoga Mat Spray

What you need – 

  • 1 2 oz. spray bottle – I always suggest using dark glass bottles.  Plastic bottles can sometimes leach chemicals, especially if you’re using citrus oils.  Also, dark bottles are preferred, because they help protect the essential oil.
  • 1 funnel – I only had a plastic one to use for this recipe, but I only used it for adding the distilled water.
  • Witch Hazel
  • Melaleuca Alternifolia also known as Tea Tree essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • 1 Small towel

Why Melaleuca (Tea Tree) oil?

Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) oil is a very powerful essential oil known for promoting cleansing and purity.*  It can be found in many of Young Living’s beauty products, because of its refreshing properties.*  It is a very gentle oil, even for sensitive skin.

Why Lavender oil?

Lavender oil has a sweet floral aroma which makes it a wonderful addition to many cleaning recipes.  Lavender being one of the most versatile and gentle of the essential oils can also be used for cleaning and purifying.*

How to Make Yoga Mat Spray

  1. Using a glass spray bottle and funnel, fill the spray bottle 3/4 of the way with distilled water
  2. Fill the remaining bottle with Witch Hazel leaving a little room
  3. Add 15 drops of Melaleuca (Tea Tree) oil to the spray bottle very carefully or with a glass dropper
  4. Add 10 drops of Lavender oil to the spray bottle very carefully or with a glass dropper
  5. Attach the sprayer back onto the bottle and shake well and gently
  6. Spray yoga mat thoroughly
  7. Wipe down with a small towel
  8. Enjoy your clean yoga mat and its lovely aroma!

Interested in learning more?

Are you interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils?  Send me an email and I will respond back from our team’s Oil Moxie website with more thorough and helpful information!  I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you!

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎
 

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Essential Beach Oils

School is out!  Summer officially begins June 21st!  Besides hitting the beach with our swimsuit, beach towel, flip flops, sunscreen, sand toys and a cooler with refreshments, we are making sure to pack our essential oils!  Young Living Essential Oils are an amazing natural alternative to many traditional store-bought products as you may have seen in my post Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils.  If you are looking for a more chemical-free and toxin-free lifestyle, you will love these ideas for the beach or summertime!

beach oils

What oils are going in the beach bag?

Lavender

It is the “Swiss Army Knife” of essential oils, meaning it can be used for just about everything!  It is one of the most gentle oils included in the Premium Starter Kit.  We primarily use Lavender for skin support and relaxation.*  It is great for everyday irritations associated with being out in the sun, in the sand and in the salt water.*

Peppermint

This is another oil that goes just about everywhere with us.  I feel like everyday I am finding a new use for Peppermint!  We use it regularly for supporting normal digestion.*

Purification

You never know when you might need Purification!  We use it for “purifying” and cleansing the skin.*  It sometimes provides an added benefit to the skin when combined with Lavender.*

Pre-Mixed Oil Recipes

Besides the individual bottles of essential oils we are bringing to the beach, we also will be bringing our pre-mixed oil recipes!  Check them out below!

Strawberry Lemonade

Nothing like a cool refreshing beverage while sitting on the hot beach!  This is a new one I can’t wait to try!  I found this recipe directly from Young Living’s website.

Mix the following in a glass pitcher and enjoy!

  • 2 cups of pureed strawberries
  • 4 cups of distilled water
  • 1 squeezed lemon
  • 5 drops of Lemon essential oil
  • Mix well and add agave nectar or honey to taste

Water in Ear

This seems to be a regular occurence in our family, so we are going to have a mixture already prepared.

Mix the following in a 2 oz. glass oil bottle and rub around the outside of the ear every 15 minutes as needed.  Remember to NEVER drop oils inside the ear.

  • 5 drops of Purification essential oil
  • 5 drops of Melrose essential oil
  • Fill remaining bottle with a carrier oil
  • Shake well

Insect Deterrent

There’s nothing more annoying than insects when you’re trying to enjoy a beautiful day outdoors!  This is something we especially need near dusk at the beach.

Mix the following in a 4 oz. glass spray bottle and use as needed.

  • 1 oz. witch hazel
  • 30 drops of Citronella essential oil
  • Fill remaining bottle with distilled water
  • Shake well

After Sun Spray

This is a great soothing spray that also helps repair the skin from being out in the sun all day.*

Mix the following in a 4 oz. glass bottle and use as needed.

  • 25 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • Fill remaining bottle with a carrier oil
  • Shake well

Photosensitive Essential Oils – 

Make sure to ALWAYS read the Young Living Essential Oil bottle labels and follow all directions!

photosensitive

I hope this post was helpful!  I am looking forward to packing my beach bag now!  Summer can’t get here soon enough!

If you have any questions about getting started with Young Living, feel free to contact me at any time.  Check out my order oils page for more information too!  I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you!

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎
 

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DIY Lavender Linen Spray

One reason I love Young Living Essential Oils so much:  They are so versatile!  Once you start getting comfortable with oils, you will want to use them for EVERYTHING!  It feels great to get rid of my store bought products and make my own.  It can be really fun too!  The best part though is with DIY products – you KNOW what is going in them!  I know with Young Living’s “Seed to Seal” process, I am using 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oils.  I trust using them on myself and my whole family.

Check out my DIY Lavender Linen Spray – 

DIY Lavender spray

First, I add 15-20 drops of Lavender essential oil to a 4 oz. glass bottle purchased from Abundant Health.  For this particular spray, you do not need a glass bottle, because Lavender is not a citrus oil.  Citrus oils are known to breakdown plastics.  I prefer to use glass for most of my DIY items, but that is completely up to you.

This recipe can be tweaked to “make it your own.”  It is important to add a pinch of Epsom Salt, because it helps to disperse the oil into the water.  Since oil repels water, if you don’t add the Epsom Salt, it will just stay clumped together in one place.

After the Lavender essential oil and Epsom Salt, just fill the rest with distilled or purified water, shake well and spray!   It really is as simple as that!  I spray the mixture over my sheets and pillow right before bedtime.

Why Lavender?

Lavender essential oil will freshen your linens, promote relaxation and restful sleep!  Lavender is a very gentle oil and can be used on the whole family.

Since Lavender is so versatile, it is included in the Everyday Oils Collection of the Premium Starter Kit.  It is an important one to have on hand at all times!  Its uses are endless.  Click on Premium Starter Kit to learn more.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any time.  I would love to hear from you and have you join me on this oil journey!

Thank you,

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎
 

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DIY Spring Essential Oil Roll-On

Are you ready for Spring-

We are ready and preparing with our DIY Spring Essential Oil Roll-On.  I personally love this combination of oils, because of the support they can provide the sinuses and respiratory system.  This could benefit MANY people during the springtime!  But, even though this is a very common recipe, it’s important to remember what works for one may not work for another.  What is so great about essential oils is, you can tweak recipes to make them your “own,” or just find something completely different that works for you!  I definitely recommend investing in a helpful oil book if you are already using oils.  A book where you can look-up just about anything and it will give you detailed suggestions for oil use.  If you are not yet a Young Living member, I do give a FREE gift to all new enrollees ordering the Premium Starter Kit.  Please see my order oils page for more information.

Spring Essential Oil Roll-On Recipe – 

springtime sinus support

Steps 1-3

Start with a dark glass bottle either one recycled from another oil or one you have purchased.  Check out my blog post Reusing Essential Oil Bottles to see how I clean and reuse my bottles.  If you are looking to purchase new bottles, Abundant Health has a large variety to choose from.

Once you have your bottle, add 30 drops of Lavender, 30 drops of Peppermint and 30 drops of Lemon Young Living Essential Oils (all are including in the Premium Starter Kit).  You can just line up the oil hole with the bottle or use a glass dropper to be more precise.

lavender drops Peppermint Drops Lemon drops

Step 4 

After you’ve added all 3 essential oils, top off the rest of the bottle with a “carrier oil” or “seed oil” of your choice.  My family uses Young Living’s V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex.  This is made with Coconut, Sesame, Grape, Sweet Almond, Wheat, Sunflower and Olive oils.  It blends into the skin really well without leaving an oily residue and won’t clog pores.  It also won’t stain clothes or fabrics, which is a huge PLUS!  If you do not have V-6, you can use another seed oil such as, Coconut, Sesame, Jojoba, Almond, etc.

V-6 TOP OFF

Step 6

Lastly, after the essential oils and V-6 or other carrier oil is added, then put your roller fitment onto the bottle with the cap.  I prefer using Young Living’s AromaGlide Roller Fitments, because they are made of metal.  Many roller-balls are made of plastic, which is not safe to use with citrus oils, because they can actually erode the plastic.  Once the roller and cap is on, you can shake the bottle lightly or roll it between your hands to mix the oils up throughly.  After you are done, add a label!

ROLL-ON

Ready to use!

We use this roll-on on the back of our necks, wrists or on our Vita-Flex points on the bottom of our feet.  We love the convenience of this bottle too.  It can very easily fit in a purse, bag or even pocket!

Other Options for Spring Sinus and Respiratory Support

Essential Oils – Breathe Again, Copaiba, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Raven, Ravintsara, R.C., Roman Chamomile, Sacred Frankincense, Thieves and more!

  • Diffuse your choice of oils by following the directions on the bottle label
  • Put a few drops of oil in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and inhale as needed
  • Add several drops of oil to a cotton ball and place it near an air vent
  • Put 2-3 drops of an oil in a spoonful of honey and take orally *ALWAYS check your bottle label to make sure the oil is a dietary supplement and if so, follow the directions accordingly
  • Add a few drops to a glass of milk or juice and drink
  • Add a few drops to a vegetable capsule and add a carrier oil if needed to take orally

*For more information on oil usage and safety, check out my page – Oil Usage and Safety Tips

Contact me if you have any questions or if you are interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils.

Thank you!

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.AbundantHealth4U.com

2.   www.YoungLiving.com

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎
 

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