Welcome, Hogwarts Homies!!

I am so excited you’re here to learn a few easy ways to ‘brew up’ some recipes with essential oils!
Ready to start? Let’s have some fun! 

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Every wizard knows that quality ingredients matter when it comes to potions and brews. There are many essential oil companies out there and what sets Young Living apart from all of them is their ‘Seed to Seal’ promise. It’s the reason I chose them and trust them with my family.

●     YL owns its own farms, which no other major company does. It has partner farms all over the world that have to abide by the same standards.
●     YL won’t plant on soil that has been in contact with ANY chemicals within 50 years. (Organic standards are only three years!)
●     YL picks the absolute best seeds from strong, thriving plants.
●     YL hand weeds and uses its own oils on plants for weed and pest control to avoid harmful chemicals.
●     YL harvests at peak times to ensure you get the highest quality oil.
●     YL distills on-site at the proper temperature, which allows the oils to maintain the highest amount of their naturally occurring constituents as possible, without the use of harsh chemicals.
●     YL tests every batch multiple times, and in multiple ways, throughout the process with state-of-the-art equipment and on-staff scientists.
Any wizard worth his brew knows that safety is of utmost importance. Unless you're a Muggle, that is. Here are a few tips!

YL Oils are the best of the best. Here are a few tips to help you use them: 

  1. Some oils are hot, so dilute with a carrier such as coconut oil or YL’s V-6 complex when using on children, sensitive skin, or anytime you experience discomfort. 
  2. Do not drip essential oils into your ear canal or directly into your eyes. If you do get oils in your eye, stay calm and apply carrier oil, not water. 
  3. When in doubt, dilute and apply to the bottoms of your feet!
  4. Citrus oils can cause your skin to be more sensitive to UV rays. So apply citrus oils where the sun won’t be shining (or a tanning bed)!
  5. Use glass or stainless steel when adding citrus oils to your water. Citrus oils can break down plastic and nobody wants to drink plastic!

  1. Topically: Put a couple of drops right on your skin and rub it in. No need to be precise. Just get those oils on! Worried about sensitive skin or a hot oil? Dilute it with a carrier oil (grapeseed oil, coconut oil, Young Living’s V-6 oil, etc.) and apply it to the bottoms of the feet.
  2. Aromatically: Use them in the diffuser OR inhale them from diffuser jewelry, your hands, or directly from the bottle! It’s that simple!
  3. Internally: Young Living has a special line of oils that are safe to ingest called Vitality oils. Put a few drops into an empty vegetable capsule, a cup of tea, or a glass of water. You can even cook & bake with them! Try some Lemon Vitality in your yogurt or a drop of Nutmeg & Cinnamon Bark into your coffee grounds before brewing. 
Scroll down for a free printable of all the recipes.

You won't need the "Advanced Potion Making" book for these concoctions!

Concocting your own sprays is a great way to eliminate the harmful chemicals found in commercial room and fabric sprays. Some of these chemicals, like BHT, Propylene Glycol, Linalool, and Benzaldehyde(just to name a few) have been found to be neurotoxins, endocrine disruptors, and irritators of the eyes, skin, and lungs. Do a quick Google search on the dangers of these chemicals and commercial room sprays in general. You’ll be surprised!
Essential oils are a charming alternative and can be used in any area of your life. But before we jump into the potions and brews recipes, take heed of this wizardly tip! Always keep Copaiba on hand - it has the power to enhance and magnify the effects of another oil.
For each spray you will need: 
- 4 oz glass spray bottle
- 2 Tbsp witch hazel
 - Distilled water
- 15-30 drops of essential oils
Add witch hazel and essential oils to a glass bottle. Top off with distilled water. Shake well before each use.

Just in case you know a muggle who might need a " memory charm" from the Ministry of Magic:

Obliviate Spray 
 Make those odors disappear from your home with this house-elf approved spray! Gather these two oils for your brew:
  • 10-15 drops Purification
  • 5 drops Lemon
 Spritz this brew on curtains, carpets, and anything else that could use some freshening up or whenever you need a little magic around!

Accio Fall Spray 
Summon this sweet aroma to get in the spirit of the fall season! 
  • 6 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 5 drops Nutmeg 
  • 10 drops Tangerine or Orange
 Spritz around to attract the season of candy and cauldrons! 

Next, let’s make some powerful potion rollers!
Mixing up your own potion rollers is not only fun but also a great way to stretch your oils (and $$$) to make them last longer. Simply pick out your favorite roller recipe and follow the directions below.
  1. Combine essential oils with your favorite liquid carrier oil (i.e. V-6 complex, jojoba, fractionated coconut oil, almond, avocado, etc.) in a 10 ml glass roller bottle. 
  2. Leave a little space to apply the roller bottle without spillage.
  3. Apply as directed in the recipe. 

Sour tummy got you staying home from your visit to Hogsmeade? Use this magic roller recipe for quick relief!
  • 10-15 drops Digize
  • 5 drops Peppermint
  • Rub directly onto your stomach as needed.

Nearly Headless Nick” Roller
Ever felt like your head was going to explode? Maybe you’ve wished it was no longer attached? Try this hocus pocus magic combo!
  • 15 drops Panaway
  • 8 drops Peppermint 
Apply this blend to your forehead, temples, and back of the neck and INHALE! 

Dragon Tamer Roller
 ‘Monthly Dragon’ got a hold of you? It’s hard to stay calm, manage the roller coaster of emotions, and keep it together during that time of the month. But not with this blend! 
  • 15 drops Dragon Time
  • 5 drops Lavender 
  • Roll onto the lower abdomen as needed.

 Diffuse the Situation
Every wizard and witch needs some aroma power to diffuse the situation… but remember earlier when we talked about the harmful effects of room sprays? Candles rank right up there with sprays! Yuck! 
“Most scented candles use synthetic fragrances and dyes that give off dangerous VOCs even at room temperature. Commonly emitted VOCs related to the scent in candles include formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, limonene, alcohol, and esters. These harmful chemicals can cause health problems ranging from headaches, dizziness and allergy symptoms to asthma attacks, respiratory tract infections, and even cancer.”*
Let’s skip the candles and plugin that diffuser instead! You are doing your lungs AND your wallet a favor. Try the following diffuser blends to bring peace, knock your enemy out,   conjure up beauty sleep, power yourself up with energy, and so much more! Read more about what happens when you burn candles at   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12398334 
Nox the Nasties
If only there was a spell that could save you from those sniffles during the change of seasons or help you extinguish that nagging tickle in your throat. There might not be an incantation to chant but this diffuser combo is pretty darn close! 
  • 4 drops Thieves
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • This killer combo will have you back to your normal self in no time!

Brave at Heart
Who doesn’t need some courage before facing uneasy situations like saving the wizard world… or getting on stage with the sorting hat? This diffuser combo will be your secret weapon. 
  • 4 drops Valor
  • 2 drops Copaiba
  • Set yourself up for a successful day. May bravery be on your side!   

Quidditch World Cup
‘Tis the season for cheering on your favorite team. Enjoy this sweet and earthy aroma while you relax on the couch with your favorite snacks and sports team. Simply combine the following and diffuse away:
  • 2 drops Lemongrass
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Spearmint
  • 2 drops Tangerine

Pumpkin Pasties
Power on your diffuser with this seasonal blend, blast the fireplace, and invite your friends over for a glass of Pumpkin Cider or some Butterbeer!
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 2 drops Cardamon
  • 1 drop Ginger
  • 3 drops Thieves

We may not be in a potion class with Severus Snape at Hogwarts but we are brewing up some helpful brews and potions.
When fighting against " he who must not be named"you can get awfully sore. Don't worry I won't leave you hanging on a Cleansweep 7.
What You’ll Need:
  • Glass container
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 5-10 drops Panaway 
  • 2 drops Peppermint 
  • 3 drops Frankincense
  1. Whip the coconut oil with an electric mixer and scoop into the glass container. 

What You’ll Need:
  • Alcohol-free witch hazel 
  • Glass container
  • 5-10 drops Purification
  • 5-10 drops Frankincense
  • 5-10 drops Lavender
  1. Pour the witch hazel into your glass container and add a total of 15-30 drops (about 5 -10 of each oil).  
  2. Shake before each use; then apply to a cotton round or ball to use on your face both morning and night.  
  3. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer.
What You’ll Need:
  • Small glass container
  • Old makeup brush
  • ¼   cup arrowroot powder*
  • ⅛   cup cocoa powder (to add a bit of color)*
  • 5 drops Lavender or Rosemary
*use 2 tablespoons of both arrowroot powder and cocoa powder for a darker color
  1. In the glass container add the arrowroot powder and essential oil of choice; mix well.
  2. Add the cocoa powder slowly to the desired root color. 
  3. Using an old makeup brush apply directly to roots at night and rub in. 
  4. Brush out any remaining powder the next morning and style as usual.

Healthy Butterbeer Smoothie Recipe
Make a homemade Butterbeer Smoothie and feel the magic! This easy smoothie recipe tastes like the Butterbeer sold at Hogsmeade but it’s sugar-free and vegan!

STEP 1: Vegan Caramel Sauce
  • 1 cup dates
  • ¼ cup cashews (roasted or raw)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  1. Place dates and cashews in a bowl or large Mason jar. Cover with 1 cup of hot (nearly boiling) water and allow to sit for 1 hour or overnight to soften.
  2. Drain dates and cashews well.
  3. Blend together dates, cashews, almond milk, vanilla, and salt until smooth and creamy.
  4. 4.   Refrigerate caramel sauce until you are ready to make smoothies.
STEP 2: Butterbeer Smoothie
  • ⅓   cup almond milk
  • ⅓   cup frozen banana (about ½ large banana)
  • ¾ tsp vanilla
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality
  • 1 drop Nutmeg Vitality
  • 2 Tbsp vegan caramel sauce
  • 2 ice cubes (optional: make frozen almond milk cubes and use those)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour 2 Tbsp caramel sauce down the sides of a glass and top with smoothie mixture.
  3. Enjoy!
Hocus Pocus Pumpkin Cider
  • 1 ½ cups apple juice or apple cider
  • 3 Tbsp canned pumpkin puree  
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality
  1. Combine pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice in a small saucepan; heat and stir until warm and fragrant.
  2. Slowly stir in apple juice or cider until well combined.
  3. Heat and stir until warm but not boiling. Remove from heat.
  4. Let it cool a bit and add one drop of Cinnamon Bark Vitality.
  5. Pour into mugs and garnish with apple slices. 
  6. To serve the pumpkin cider cold: cool to room temperature then chill in the refrigerator until ice-cold. Shake well to combine before serving.
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Whether you are part of Dumbledore's Army, a half-blood or even a muggle I hope you enjoyed the potions and brews. If you have any questions, You can comment on this post or email me at outandabouttstyles.com

Happy October!
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