Festive holiday diffuser and roller bottle blends!

Fill your diffuser with Vanilla & Christmas Spirit and grab a mug of Peppermint cocoa because it's time to get festive! No matter what holiday (if any!) you celebrate this time of year, these fun and festive recipes, DIYs and diffuser blends are certain to create a cozy, welcoming winter home. 

A great diffuser blend can set the stage for whatever you have going on this season. Create a cozy home, bring in some bakery vibes, reminisce with the feelings of a frosted forest, or set the stage for a long winter's nap! ;)

Popular Winter Candle Dupes 
It's not just visible decorations that bring those warm, welcoming winter feelings, it's the scents as well - cinnamon, spruce, orange, and spice. We ditched the toxic candles for oils years ago, so here are our top 10 candle-inspired favorites! 

  • Mulled Cider: 4 Christmas Spirit + 2 Grapefruit + 2 Clove + 3 Bergamot
  • Fresh Balsam: 4 Idaho Balsam Fir + 3 Cedarwood + 2 Eucalyptus
  • Frosted Cranberry: 4 Cinnamon Bark + 4 Stress Away + 3 Ylang Ylang
  • Twisted Peppermint: 4 Peppermint + 3 Idaho Balsam Fir + 3 Vanilla
  • Marshmallow Fireside: 4 Stress Away + 2 Clove + 2 Nutmeg + 2 Lemon + 2 Peppermint
  • Tree Farm: 3 Northern Lights Black Spruce + 4 Idaho Blue Spruce + 2 Pine + 3 Bergamot
  • Tis the Season: 4 Frankincense + 3 Cinnamon Bark + 3 Orange
  • Fireside: 4 Patchouli + 2 Tangerine + 3 Vetiver + 2 Orange
  • Candy Apple Fruitcake: 4 Christmas Spirit + 3 Orange + 2 Peppermint + 3 Vanilla
Diffuser Blends for Gatherings 
It's the season of gatherings and get togethers, so fill your diffusers with any of these blends to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests! 

  • Warm Welcome: 2 drops each Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark
  • Powder Room: 5 drops Bergamot + 2 drops Orange + 2 drops Nutmeg + 1 drop Clove 
  • Fireside Chats: 4 drops Ylang Ylang + 4 drops Vetiver + 2 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • Around the Table: 4 drops Joy + 4 drops Orange + 2 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • Grandma's Kitchen: 4 drops Christmas Spirit + 4 drops Lemon + 2 drops Stress Away
  • Goodbye Hug: 4 drops Lavender + 4 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce + 2 drops Orange 
Holiday Movie Diffuser Blends 
Colder weather and cozy homes are the perfect combination for curling up by the fire with your favorite movie. Try one of these holiday movie inspired blends! 

  • Elf: 4 drops each Vanilla, Orange, Peppermint
  • It's a Wonderful Life: 4 drops Frankincense, 6 drops Joy
  • Miracle on 34th Street: 4 drops Idaho Blue Spruce, 3 drops Cinnamon Bark, 2 drops Orange, 3 drops Vanilla
  • The Polar Express: 4 drops each Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon
  • Charlie Brown Christmas: 2 drops Wintergreen, 4 drops Cinnamon Bark, 3 drops Vanilla, 3 drops Orange
  • Christmas Vacation: 4 drops each Stress Away, Peppermint, Vanilla
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas: 4 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Spearmint, 5 drops Vanilla
  • Home Alone: 3 drops each Clove, Vanilla, Cardamom, Orange
  • Love Actually: 4 drops each Joy, Bergamot, Orange
  • The Holiday: 6 drops Christmas Spirit, 4 drops Vanilla
  • The Family Stone: 4 drops each Frankincense, Peppermint, Vanilla

How about a few holiday rollerball recipes?! Make some for yourself and make a few for friends. It takes just a minute to make up some rollerballs and then you have them on hand when you need them! All recipes are for a 10mL roller bottle. Add essential oils and top with a carrier oil! It's always an option to increase the drops of oil for a stronger scent.

  • Gather Roller (A great choice for gatherings + sharing with friends.): 10 drops Lavender, 8 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce, 7 drops Frankincense, 3 drops Cinnamon Bark 
  • All is Calm Roller (For that peaceful night of sleep! Roll onto temples & wrists.): 10 drops each Lavender, Vanilla, Valor
  • Joy to the World Roller (Wear this on your neck or wrists to combat the hustle & bustle of the season.): 10 drops each Joy, Tangerine, White Angelica, 5 drops Vanilla 
  • Do You Believe Roller (A lovely, festive blend that supports all the emotions this time of year can bring.): 15 drops Believe, 10 drops each Idaho Grand Fir, Lavender, Tangerine. 
  • Winter Wellness Roller (Stay well this holiday season, roll this on spines and bottoms of feet daily.): 15 drops each Thieves, Lemon, Frankincense, 10 drops Oregano or ImmuPower
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles Roller (This roller is your best friend if the motion of travel makes your belly dance!): 15 drops each Peppermint, Spearmint, Eucalyptus Radiata.
  • Easy on the Eggnog Roller (Upset tummies from too much sugar around the holidays? Roll this one right on around the belly button!): 15 drops each DiGize, Peppermint, Lemon
  • Son of a Nutcracker Roller (Too much wine at the holiday party last night? Roll this on your temples and back of neck!): 15 drops M-Grain, 10 drops each Peppermint, Panaway, 1 dropperful CBD Drops.
Most of all, enjoy the moments. That's where the true magic lives. 

Holiday home DIYS for you and for gifting!

Looking for some fantastic holiday gift and DIY ideas? Look no further! I have gift cards available for the amazing modalities I offer, as well as wellness scans. Exciting news: a brand new healing sound table will be arriving this week! Are you curious about the healing power of sound and frequencies? Take some time to research it - you'll be amazed at what you find!

Winter Wonderland Thieves Cleaner 
Are you ready for the easiest DIY that will fill your whole home with the scents of the season?! ! All you need is Thieves Household Cleaner and either a bottle of Christmas Spirit or Winter Nights. This also makes a cute gift. Simply put a festive glass spray bottle, a bottle of Thieves Cleaner, and a bottle of Christmas Spirit in a cute basket for an instant gift!
  • To a 16oz glass spray bottle add:
  • 1-2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 10 drops of Christmas Spirit or Winter Nights essential oil blend
  • Fill with filtered water
  • Option to add 10 drops of Vanilla as well for an extra cozy boost.
DIY Room Sprays 
This simple DIY will make your home feel cozy and makes a beautiful gift paired with a fresh rosemary plant, festive dish towel, Winter Nights Foaming Hand Soap or a fresh fir wreath!
  • Winter Solstice: 10 drops each Thieves + Idaho Blue Spruce + Vanilla 
  • Holly Jolly: 10 drops each Tangerine + Christmas Spirit or Winter Nights
  • Silent Night: 10 drops each Lavender + Frankincense + Valor
  • Baking Cookies: 10 drops each Thieves + Vanilla
  • Frosted Forest: 10 drops Idaho Blue Spruce + 5 drops each Pine + Cedarwood + Peppermint
  • Twisted Peppermint: 10 drops each Peppermint + Vanilla + Ylang Ylang
  • Add essential oils to a 2oz glass spray bottle, add a splash of witch hazel & top with water! Spritz on all the things! 
Winter Wonderland Tree Spray 
Here is a spray that you can spritz on your trees, garlands (fresh or artificial!) and stockings to make things smell festive and cozy.
  • To 2oz spray bottle, add:
  • 20 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce 
  • 10 drops of Cedarwood 
  • 7 drops of Orange 
  • 5 drops of Cinnamon 
  • Fill the bottle with witch hazel, vodka or water and shake before each spray. Spritz everywhere for a festive tree scent. 
DIY Chai Spice & Candy Cane Forest Hand Soaps 
If you love to DIY, these are a fun way to cozy up your home, make great host gifts and are simple to whip up to accompany the changing of the seasons.
  • Foaming hand soap bottle or recycle a YL one!
  • 2 Tbsp Liquid Castile Soap 
  • 20 drops essential oils*
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E oil 
  • Add essential oils, Vitamin E oil and Castile Soap to the bottle, then top with water leaving 1" at the top
    • Chai Spice: 6 drops Cardamom + 4 drops Cinnamon Bark + 4 drops Clove + 4 drops Ginger + 2 Vanilla
    • Candy Cane Forest: 10 drops Peppermint + 5 drops Vanilla + 5 drops Ylang Ylang
Holiday Spice Wool Dryer Balls 
There's something about the smell of warm clean laundry fresh from the dryer - especially when combining Thieves Laundry Soap and essential oil infused wool dryer balls! 
  • Organic wool dryer balls
  • Essential oils of choice: Christmas Spirit, Peppermint + Vanilla, Cinnamon Bark + Orange, Stress Away + Peppermint, Cardamom & Orange
  • Add 4-5 drops of essential oils to each dryer ball.
  • Let the dryer balls air dry for about an hour or to speed up the process you can dry them alone. This will allow the oil to absorb into the wool and not transfer to your clothes. 
  • When it's time to dry your clothes - toss the dryer balls into the dryer with your clothing. Refresh the oils every 4-5 loads or more often if you prefer a stronger scent.
Scented Holiday Cards 
This simple holiday hack will give your family and friends (and your post carrier!) an instant jolt of goodness retrieving your cards from the mail!
  • Printed Holiday Cards
  • Envelopes
  • A gallon zip lock bag
  • Cotton balls or pads
  • Your favorite essential oils! Try Christmas Spirit, Joy, Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Orange or any combination!
  • Place a few drops of oil on a cotton ball or pad, oil side down in a zip lock bag. Add your cards to the bag and zip closed overnight. 
DIY Oil Infused Bottle Brush Trees 
Give your bottle brush trees a little something extra this year - infuse them with festive essential oils! 
  • Large pitcher or jar (big enough for your trees)
  • Distilled water
  • Witch hazel 
  • Oils of your choice. Try Believe, Christmas Spirit, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Winter Nights, Orange or Pine
  • Bottle brush trees 
  • Fill the jar or pitcher almost full of water and add a splash of witch hazel. Add about 20-30 drops of oil and stir with a silicone or metal spoon. Hold your tree upside down for about a minute in the water, then take it out and let it air dry! 
Spiced Orange & Cranberry Garland 
How about a new tradition!?. It is beautiful, smells amazing, adds a festive touch to any room and is so easy to make!
  • About 5 oranges or a mix of oranges, clementines, and grapefruit for varied sizes and colors
  • Essential oils: Christmas Spirit, Cinnamon Bark, Vanilla, Clove, Believe, Thieves
  • Fresh cranberries and cinnamon sticks
  • Slice your oranges in circles to ¼ to ½ inch in thickness and arrange them on a non-stick surface or parchment paper. Pour 2-3 drops of essential oils on each slice, then set them in a cool oven and turn the temperature onto the lowest setting your oven will allow. (If your oven does not go below 300, set it there and use a wooden spoon to prop the oven open slightly and allow some heat to dissipate.)
  • Leave the slices in the oven for about 5 hours, then shut the oven off and leave the oranges in there overnight or until completely cool. They will be fairly dry, but will continue to dry out over time. You don't want to over dry them in the oven because they can start to burn!
  • Once they are dry, string them with some twine, alternating with a few varying sized slices and a cranberry or two, a tied cinnamon stick, whatever you like! Hang them in your home for some delicious smelling holiday cheer!
Here's to an incredible week filled with magic and love, my friend.

A little holiday diy and gifting help!

I don't know about you, but I have no idea where October went, and November seems to be disappearing in much the same way...So hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week, then the holiday season is officially here. Are you ready? Here's a little help with more ideas coming over the next few weeks for foods, drinks, creating that holiday home even when you are cleaning, along with diffuser and roller blends...

Have fun with these simple DIYs that bring all the festive, holiday feels! Great to make for yourself to celebrate the season, but they also make pretty great gifts! Simply triple (or more) the recipe, place in your desired container, add a festive ribbon and/or label, and voila!

Under The Mistletoe Breath Spray
This little bottle will be your mistletoe BFF!! Perfect to pack in your purse, backpack or even stash in your car, this simple breath spray will have your breath feeling fresh whenever you need it!
  • 10mL glass spray bottle
  • 3 drops Peppermint Vitality essential oil
  • 2 drops Spearmint Vitality essential oil
  • 1 tsp Thieves Mouthwash, optional
  • Filtered water
  • Put all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake well. Spritz into your mouth as desired! 
Candy Cane Lip Scrub
This simple lip scrub is perfect for all your mistletoe moments this season!
  • 5 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops Vanilla oleoresin 
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil*
  • Combine oils and coconut oil, then add sugar. Apply nightly to lips in a circular motion. Wipe off with a dry towel. Store in a glass jar. To make this extra special and creamy, whip the coconut oil in a stand mixer or handheld mixer until it is fluffy!
Winter Nights Holiday Body Scrub
If the North Pole had a signature scent, this just might be it! This simple DIY leaves your skin silky smooth and its scent is perfect for the season. Make it for yourself and/or package it up with a cute ribbon and gift it to a friend!
  • 1/4 cup organic fractionated coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 15 drops Winter Nights (or Northern Lights Black Spruce) essential oil blend
  • 10 drops Vanilla oleoresin
  • Mix Winter Nights & Vanilla with fractionated coconut oil in a glass container, then add organic cane sugar and stir until combined.
  • To use, massage into skin in a circular motion and rinse well. After exfoliating, moisturize with Young Living's Winter Nights Hand and Body Lotion. 
Peppermint Latte Coffee Scrub
This simple DIY is always a crowd pleaser and is great for winter hands, especially when followed with the Very Vanillamint Body Butter.
  • 1 cup organic ground coffee 
  • 1 cup cane sugar 
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 
  • 10 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops Vanilla Oleoresin (or EOs of choice - Cardamom, Thieves, etc.)
  • Small glass jar(s)
  • Mix coffee grounds and sugar together, then add melted coconut oil and essential oils. Mix well and place in a glass jar. Top with burlap and tie with twine and a sprig of fresh rosemary for a festive gift! 
Vanillamint Body Butter
There really is no substitute for the Very Vanillamint Set, but if you missed out, then this DIY is your next best bet!
  • 8-12 ounce glass container glass container 
  • 1/2 cup solid refined, organic coconut oil 
  • 1/2 cup organic mango butter (or a mix of shea butter and mango butter)
  • 1/2 cup organic jojoba oil 
  • 5 drops Spearmint essential oil
  • 10 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 15 drops Vanilla essential oil
  • Place coconut oil and shea butter in a bowl and whip with a handheld or stand mixer until fluffy and smooth. Slowly add in the jojoba oil, then the essential oils, mixing as you add. Whip for about five minutes or so. The longer you mix, the fluffier it will become!
Easy DIY Bath Bombs
If you missed out on the new Sweet Maple and KidScents Bath Bombs or want to DIY-it for a custom scent, this recipe is for you! 
  • 1 cup baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup citric acid 
  • 2 Tbsp epsom salt 
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 20-30 drops essential oil(s) of choice*
  • 1 tsp water or more if necessary
  • Silicone molds or large ice cream scoop
  • In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, and epsom salts. Stir well. In a smaller bowl combine coconut oil and essential oil. Slowly whisk wet ingredients into dry. It should reach a crumbly consistency.
  • Your mixture is ready when you can mold it into a shape and it sticks without coming apart. If it is too crumbly, add in water, 1 tsp at a time. Mixture should be dry but able to hold a shape. To shape your bath bombs either pack them into your molds or a large ice cream scoop. Leave in the molds overnight, then remove carefully and place on a baking sheet to dry. Oil pairing ideas: Peppermint + Vanilla, Lavender + Peppermint, Lavender + Vanilla, Eucalyptus + Lemon, Believe + Vanilla, Gratitude + Tangerine

If you are like me, and diy-ing just isn't your thing, this is for you...These also make great stocking stuffers or small gifts for neighbors, teachers, hosts, etc. Pro Tip: Buy a 3 pack of foaming hand soap, the Under the Mistletoe Lip Balm Set, or the Sweet Maple Bath Bomb set to save money and time! Three gifts in one when you separate the sets!
For more gift ideas check out the ‘Holiday Gift Guide' resource!

Lavender Essential Oil + Eyelash Curler
  • Lime Vitality + Cocktail Shaker
  • Peppermint Vitality + Coffee Mug +/- Homemade Powdered Cocoa Mix 
  • Gentle Baby + Swaddle Blanket
  • Purification Essential Oil Blend + Wool Dryer Balls 
  • Cinnamon Bark + Festive Tea Towel 
  • Thieves Essential Oil Blend +Loose Leaf Tea 
  • Rosemary Vitality + Olive Oil +/- Measuring Cups or Spoons
  • Lemon Vitality + Glass Water Bottle
  • Peppermint Essential Oil + Cork Yoga Mat 
  • Stress Away Roll-on + Good Book or Movie
  • Joy Essential Oil Blend + Diffuser Jewelry
  • Christmas Spirit Essential Oil Blend + Ornament
  • Winter Nights or Christmas Spirit Foaming Hand Soap + Fresh Rosemary plant
  • Sweet Maple Bath Bomb + Cozy Socks or Slippers +/- Lip Balm
  • Lip Balm + Beanie or Headband