DIY Skincare ( Free Recipe Printable)

It is safe to say that you have heard of, and maybe even used, a product or two from companies like Revlon, Maybelline, Aveeno, Dove, Estee Lauder, L’Oreal, or The Body Shop. Many of these products have so many unknown ingredients, as opposed to the limited number of known, natural ingredients. They also cost a lot more than you will spend to make your own.

There are just as many or more toxins in our personal care products as our cleaning products.  Many of these harmful ingredients are in the form of synthetic, cheap fillers. Synthetic means fake, not real. Our bodies do not know what to do with fake stuff. We were not created that way. Our liver is our body's filter and when we dump so many of these synthetics on and in our bodies it increases our toxic load.

Good news!  With just a few simple changes we can decrease the toxic load on our bodies that are so harmful to our health.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I am not here to diagnose, treat, or cure anything. This is for informational purposes only. Join our newsletter and get your free guide, 5  Steps To  Healthier Living.

One really SIMPLE and RELIABLE way to have products that are safe and free from harmful chemicals is to make them yourself! Making your own products and infusing them with Young Living pure essential oils is a COST-EFFECTIVE way to get premium products. BETTER products for a FRACTION of the cost. 

Essential oils are not all created equal. So many oils on the market are  filled with cheap fillers making them no better. Young Living is the largest essential oil company in the world, has been around the longest, and the only one with Seed to Seal Promise. You can learn more about Seed To Seal HERE

Regular cleaning is an important part of healthy, youthful skin; however, you can overdo it. Dermatologists agree that over-washing can lead to irritation and lack of moisture. If you have overly oily skin, you should wash your face in the morning and evening; if your skin is on the drier side, stick to once daily, in the evening.  Always wash your face after workouts to prevent breakouts.

TIPS to get the most out of your cleanser.

1) Take your makeup off before you cleanse. Most cleansers won’t remove all of your makeup, so start with an oil-based makeup remover.

2) Avoid drastic temperature changes while cleansing. According to dermatologists, that whole  “Wash with HOT to open your pores and then finish with COLD to close your pores“ thing is a myth and it can actually cause irritation.

3) It is a good idea to cleanse your face in the shower. Mild steam can help soften hardened oil in pores.

4) Alternate your cleanser three times a week with a gentle face scrub. Do more or less depending on how your skin feels. The Satin Mint Facial Scrub is A-MA-ZING for exfoliation. The exfoliating beads are made of jojoba beads, which are gentle yet effective and refreshing. A total life hack to wake up quickly!  


During the winter months, I know MY skin needs some EXTRA lovin’. Adding Jojoba oil to your cleanser can give it just the love it needs. Oh, and by the way, Jojoba is pronounced ho-ho-ba. Who has been saying that wrong this WHOLE TIME?

Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help to tame chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba oil help in skin repair. One other positive feature of Jojoba oil is its similarity to human skin oils, its use can trick the skin into thinking it has produced enough oil and thus will balance oil production without promoting acne or other skin problems.

Essential oil benefits.

Frankincense gives your skin a youthful appearance.
Lavender essential oil is calming, soothing, and cleansing to the skin.



½ cup unscented Castile soap

1 cup distilled water

2 Tbsp. jojoba oil or sweet almond oil

15 drops  Lavender essential oil

15 drops Frankincense essential oil


Combine all ingredients into a 16 oz jar, mix, and enjoy!


A simple Amazon search for “foaming soap containers” will get you what you need.


Have a DIY Make N’ Take get-together with a few friends. Make your own mini facial cleansers to take home. Search “Travel Soap Bottle Mini Liquid Foaming Castile Dispenser” on Amazon to see what is available for container options. The holidays are a perfect time to get together and make meaningful unique gifts.  Let's chat if this sounds like fun.


MODIFIED RECIPE for 50 ml foam dispenser.

1 Tbsp Castile soap

2 Tbsp water

½ tsp jojoba oil

3 drops Lavender essential oil

3 drops Frankincense essential oil



Do you feel like you’re doing all the right things but your skin is STILL oily!? Using a toner may help.

The biggest argument in favor of using a skin toner is that it restores your skin's pH balance. Due to the alkalinity of soap, it causes our skin to be less acid after cleansing. When the skin needs to work in overdrive to regain its more acidic natural pH level between five and six, it may overproduce oil. Using a toner can help quickly return your skin to its proper pH level.

An alcohol-based toner strips off natural oils, so it is important to use a gentle alcohol-free toner. Make your own toner with a few easy-to-get, highly beneficial ingredients and essential oils that will transform this average toner into a premium product. Use your toner after cleansing and before moisturizing.

Vitamin E is both a nutrient and an antioxidant. Vitamin E oil prevents the formation of wrinkles by blocking free radical damage. It treats wrinkles by boosting collagen production, a connective tissue that keeps skin elastic and supports new skin cell growth, and speeds up cell regeneration. If you are more prone to acne, use less or omit this from the recipe, as it is heavy on your skin.

Witch hazel is a plant native to North America and parts of Asia that has been used for centuries for its skin-soothing properties. Its powerful antioxidant and astringent benefits are known to help speed healing, prevent signs of aging, stop cellular damage that can lead to skin cancer, and eradicate bacteria that live within the pores of the skin.

Essential oil benefits.

*Frankincense gives your skin a youthful appearance.
*Tea tree has been used for centuries by the aborigines to cleanse the skin. Caution: this oil can be drying to the skin.
*Cypress supports healthy skin. *Use with caution during pregnancy.
*Geranium promotes healthy, clear, glowing skin.



2 oz container of choice

2 oz Witch hazel

½ tsp Vit E  

3 drops Frankincense (optional)

3 drops Tea tree (optional)

3 drops Cypress

3 drops Geranium


Fill 2 oz bottle ¼ an inch from the top with witch hazel. Add Vit E and essential oils. Shake well before use.

**Have you ever used a toner before? Are you excited to start using one?



Are you dying for a relaxing SPA treatment? Making your own mud mask is an affordable way to feel pampered and treat your skin to what is deserves.

The minerals in mud are highly effective for absorbing oil from deep within the pores as they dry, trapping oil in the mud. Mud is often used to detoxify and tone skin and is used as an anti-inflammatory agent for skin disorders.

Some other benefits of mud include: reducing signs of aging, improving circulation, shrinking large pores, rinsing away blackheads, and helping to clear acne. Please note that the mud will draw out some moisture from your skin as it dries, so it is recommended that you follow up with a moisturizer. ART Light or Intensive Moisturizer are two great moisturizer options from Young Living’s skincare line.

Essential oil benefits.

Spearmint moisturizes and refreshes the skin.
Tea Tree has been used for centuries by the aborigines to cleanse the skin. Caution: this oil can be drying to the skin.
Lavender has a calm and soothing effect on your skin.



Bowl for mixing

4 oz canning jar

About ¼ cup dead sea mud

1 drop Spearmint

1 drop Tea Tree

1 drop Lavender


Apply a thin layer of mud mask on cleansed skin.
Leave the mask on your face for at least 15 minutes, or until it dries.
Avoid facial gestures while the mask is on your face. The mask may crack.
After 15 minutes, rinse your face with warm water.

Amazon is a great place to order Dead Sea mud for your mud mask. Search for 100% Dead Sea mud.

What is your dream SPA treatment?



What is the goal of an eye serum? To firm your eyes, decrease wrinkles, and reduce bags and dark circles under your eyes. RIGHT!? No one wants to look in the mirror and be reminded of a raccoon or think, “OMG, it looks like I haven’t slept in DAYS!”

NOPE. Not me. Time to say BYE BYE to sad eyes and HELLO to bright eyes.

One celebrity secret is argan oil, but you definitely do not have to be a celebrity to take advantage of this one. It is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin and reduce the visibility of wrinkles. SIGN ME UP! With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is ideal to give skin a natural boost. YES. PLEASE.

Almond oil is very popular in Southeast Asia and in the Mediterranean region where the almond tree was first domesticated. It has gained huge popularity in the beauty industry. Here are two of the main reasons I like to use it: first, it creates smooth skin, and second, it reduces dark circles under the eyes. According to an article released by “Natural Living Ideas,” some see reduced dark circles in as little as two weeks after applying under the eyes regularly.


Essential oil benefits.

- Sacred Sandalwood is very similar to Frankincense. Calming and soothing. Provides a youthful appearance to your skin.
- Blue tansy is a rare botanical in the chamomile family. It has become celebrated for its use in luxury skincare products. Contains skin-cleansing and moisturizing benefits.
- Geranium promotes healthy, clear, glowing skin.
- Frankincense is popular for its ability to maintain radiant skin and to smooth the look of healthy skin.
- Lemon contains antioxidants and is refreshing, cleansing, and beneficial to skin.



2 oz dropper jar

1 oz Almond oil

1 oz Argan oil

3 drops Blue tansy or 3 drops Sacred Sandalwood

10 drops Geranium

10 drops Frankincense

5 drops Lemon - Add only for a nighttime eye serum as Lemon oil can cause sun sensitivity.


Fill 2 oz container with Almond and Argan oil.

Add in essential oils and mix.

Use ring finger to apply under eyes in am and pm.


I hope you enjoyed learning easy ways to make your own skincare products that are free from synthetic chemicals that are so harmful to you, your family, and even your pets. It is easy peasy and cost-effective to make your own. Grab your printable with all the recipes below.

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Learn Essential Oils On the Go With Textable Classes

You're busy, I am busy, we are all busy!!


What if you could learn more about essential oils and how they could fit into your life in a more convenient way?

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Introducing textable classes where you can learn on the go on your own terms.

No pressure just simple text over a few days or a rapid text campaign, your choice to tell you what you need to know without the fluff!!

Here are several of the classes available right now.

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5 Best Essential Oils For Sleep

5 Best Essential Oils For Sleep
I know're busy. You run all day long tending to your family, working a job, or running a business. You fall into bed each night exhausted. 


You lay awake with your mind going ninety to nothing. You toss and turn and in the morning you feel like you worked all night in a salt mine.

I've been there. I have tried many things to help me sleep better over the years. Some things worked, some didn't.

Until now.

Sleep deprivation is becoming a public health epidemic as more people struggle with not getting enough rest. Not getting enough sleep is linked to car and work accidents. Insufficient sleep leads to depression, weight gain, metabolic issues, premature aging, low-grade inflammation, mood swings, and reduced quality of life. 

Did you know that you can die from sleep deprivation before you starved to death?  It takes about 2 weeks to die from starvation while 10 days without sleep could kill you.

Many factors can affect your sleep:
  1. 24-7 access to technology
  2. Work schedules
  3. Stress 
  4. Sleep disorders
Cortisol is the primary stress hormone. This is the fight or flight hormone that gives our bodies enough energy to survive dangerous situations. When cortisol level increases it triggers a release of amino acids from your muscles, glucose from the liver, and fatty acids into the bloodstream. this is then secreted throughout your body, peaking in the morning and dropping at night to help us get to sleep.


Our busy lives are so full of stress, poor diets, and lack of good sleep that this "natural" timeclock is disrupted and our cortisol levels are high all day long.

High cortisol levels  have been linked to:
  1.  Adrenal fatigue
  2. Hormonal imbalance 
  3. Elevated cholesterol
  4. Elevated blood sugar
  5. Heart disease
  6. Decreased Sex Hormones
  7. Mood swings
  8. Depression
  9. Weight gain
The good news is there are EASY steps you can take to improve your sleep. A good healthy diet, of course as well as avoiding stimulants, keeping your blood sugar stable, and exercising will help support a more restful night's sleep. 

Using therapeutic grade essential oils is another easy safe way to help you sleep like a baby.

Essential oils don't just smell pretty they have tons of amazing properties. Each oil has its own set of organic compounds that make that oil unique. Many essential oils have several different chemical compounds, so one essential oil can be good for many different things.  Some contain antioxidants that create an unfriendly environment for free radicals that come from outside the body. Tobacco, smoke, toxins, pollutants that damage your body's cells and DNA by altering their chemical structure are all free radicals. ( No wonder we have trouble sleeping!)

Essential oils can provide oxygen to the cells. They support the circulatory, endocrine, digestive and nervous systems. They can increase energy, help with stress, mood management, improve focus and help you relax and sleep.

It's almost as if God knew what he was doing when he created plants and trees!!

 I only use Young Living essential oils. They are the biggest essential oil company in the world and the leader in the industry. Young Living is the only company with the Seed to Seal Promise. A good quality therapeutic essential oil makes all the difference. Buying a bottle of cheap oil gives you cheap oil. You will NOT get the same results.

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How do you use essential oils to help you get a good night's sleep? Well, there are three ways you can use essential oils.

At night I usually diffuse essential oils and put them on my feet and wrist. Remember everyone is different. What works for me may not work for you. BUT these 5  essential oils or blends I have found to work for many people. So experiment a little and find what works for you.

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Known as the swiss army knife of essential oils. It is very calming. Studies show participants who diffused Lavender oil at night ranked their sleep 20% better than the placebo group. You can use it by its self or mixed with another oil.


AHHH, relaxing, soothing Cedarwood. It helps the brain to STOP processing. It stimulates the limbic region of the brain which is the center of our emotions and memories. The limbic system is only activated by the sense of smell. This is why essential oils can be so powerful. 
 I am working on a webinar about essential oils and the limbic system. If you are interested in that comment below and I will keep you updated. It is fascinating!!

I use Cedarwood and Lavender together on my feet or diffuse them or both!


I have only recently started using this and it is my new favorite. I have been using it by itself with a carrier oil but you can blend it with the Lavender and Cedarwood too. Vetiver comes from the Vetiver plant in India. It can calm your nerves with its earthy smell and it helps to relax the nervous system. 

 Vetiver is a very thick oil so you have to warm it a little to get it to come out.  I carry it in my pocket or.....

** NOTE- Just like anything else there are safety guidelines to follow with essential oils. There are some oils you have to use a carrier oil with when applying to your skin.  I use a carrier oil with just about every essential oil. I like how it feels and feel like it absorbs better and makes the essential oil go further.

A few carrier oils you can use are: 

Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Jojoba Oil
V6 from Young Living


I always say if it's good enough for Jesus, its good enough for me :)

Frankincense has a sweet, warm balsamic aroma that helps to refocus the mind, overcome stress. It helps clear the mind to get a good night's sleep.
Stress Away is a blend of Copaiba, Lime, Vanilla, Cedarwood, Lavender, and Ocotea. It helps to relieve daily stress and anxious feelings, promotes relaxation, and restores equilibrium.

Many more essential oils can help you get a good night's sleep. The best way to find out what works best for you is just to experiment.

When you are ready to start experimenting with essential oils the first step is to become a  member of Young Living. When you become a member there are several different starter kits to choose from. The premium starter kits give you the biggest bang for your buck at 50% off. You can read all about the starter kits HERE

Use my referral link to get started and I will send you a welcome kit to get you started right away with your oils. 

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12 Ingredients To Avoid In Your Personal Care Products.

12 Ingredients To Avoid In Your Personal Care Products.

The ingredient list on our personal care products can be downright scary. With so many listed and many of them, you can't pronounce much less know what they are.  Try this--take a few of the ingredients listed and search on Google with the words "dangers of" in front of it and see what happens. It's shocking and to be honest, makes me a little mad. 

These ingredients can be even more harmful to our children! Their little bodies are still growing which makes some of these ingredients even more dangerous.

Many of these ingredients are known as endocrine disruptors, which means they jack up your hormones. I don't know about y'all but my hormones don't need any more jacking up than they can be already!!

What exactly are endocrine disruptors?

They are naturally occurring compounds or man-made substances that can mimic or interfere with hormones in the body. They may turn on, turn off, or modify signals that hormones carry. In other words, wreak havoc on our bodies. Many of these ingredients are synthetic, which means fake. Our bodies were not created to filter out the fake stuff. Our liver, our body's biggest filet can get overloaded making us feel sick, sluggish, and downright tired.  You can read more about endocrine disruptors at 

Here is the list of 12 ingredients to watch out for.

Propylene Glycol and Butylene Glycol--The EPA consider this so toxic it requires gown, gloves, and goggles when burying. They also warn against skin contact to prevent brain, kidney and liver abnormalities.

Parabens- Methyl, Butyl Propyl and Ethyl.Used as preservatives. Not always labeled. Used in deodorants and other skincare products and have been found in breast cancer tumors. May contribute to male sterility, hormone imbalance in females and early puberty.

Phthalates-Usually not listed on the label but in many products. Health effects include damage to the liver and kidneys, birth defects and decrease sperm counts.

Sunscreen chemicals: These are common ingredients in sunscreens. They are known to be free radical generators and are believed to damage DNA and cause cancer.





Another really big ingredient to look out for is fragrance. It can mean hundreds of different chemicals that they do not have to list. If you see fragrance listed, it's not good!

Ingredients matter Y'all!!

You can learn more about the ingredients used in some of the products you use  at

With just a few changes you can greatly reduce these potentially harmful ingredients. Even if only half of these warnings are true, why take a chance?

What steps can we take to make sure we are not using these ingredients in our homes?

Be more careful about what we buy by reading the ingredient label.

Make Your own products using essential oils. ( Don't worry it's easy and usually has just a few products)

Buy from a trusted source. Young Living has more than just essential oils. There are over 600+products to choose from and you don't have to worry about questionable practices or ingredients.

You never have to worry about Young Living products because they don't use questionable ingredients EVER. You can read more about ingredients you will NEVER find in Young Living products. 

Why Young Living?

Young Living is the largest essential oil company in the world. They set the standards and are the leader in the essential oil market and the only company with The Seed to Seal Promise. They go above and beyond the regular standards to bring pure safe products.  You can learn more about their Seed to Seal promise by watching this short video.


You can get started today with a company that goes the extra mile to make sure their essential oils are pure therapeutic grade essential oils that are safe for you and your family. Young Living also has a program called Essential Rewards where you can earn FREE essential oils and Rewards Points to use for future orders. It is the best way to get started. It's optional... but A NO BRAINER.

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Start your own wholesale account with Young  Living using my referral link at and as my gift to you, I will send you a $25  cash back or a diffuser, your choice. I will also send you a sweet welcome packet to help you get started quickly with your oils and get you plugged into our Facebook group so you can learn how to use your oils right away. 

Just making a few changes can greatly reduce the number of harmful ingredients in your home.

Now that you know better, you can do better!

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14 Easy Essential Oil Recipes for Fall.

It's FALL YA'LL and by now I am sure you have pulled out those well-worn sweatshirts, and cozied up to a roaring fire.Our sense of smell is so powerful so no matter where you live you can transport yourself to a fall getaway just by adding this wonderful essential oil blends to your diffusers. 

  I know some of you may love your candles.... I feel ya. I used to love them too until I learned more about how harmful they can be and you don't get any added benefit at all as you do with essential oils.
Besides smelling heavenly, essential oils can help support so many of our body systems. Many oils contain monoterpenes, sesquiterpene, and terpenes which are naturally in the plants, trees, shrubs that the oil is distilled from. These organic  natural compounds can have many health benefits.  So, my friends, it's a win-win

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These fun Fall recipes all use  Young Living Essential Oils...well because they are the largest essential oil company in the world. They have been around for 25 years and they are the only ones with The Seed To Seal promise. You can read more of that right at
Enough of the gabbing already, let's get to it!!




So not only will your house smell awesome this fall but you will be getting the health benefits that many of these essential oils deliver.
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When you use my referral link you will also get a welcome packet from me to help get you started using your essential oils. We can also add you to our Facebook group where you will learn even more. You can have all the oils in the world but if you don't know how to use them what good are they?
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Don't worry, starting a wholesale account is just that. You do not have to participate in the business side of Young Living at all. In fact, approx 80% of people who start an account do so for the discount. You can read more about becoming a member  at
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I hope you find a recipe you want to try. If you have any questions at all, you can message me right from here or comment on this article.

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