Posted in DIY, Gifts

Creative Gift #7: Epsom Salts Room Freshener


Have you been looking for an inexpensive but creative gift for the people on your list? Try this Epsom Salts Room Freshener. This is great for clients and people on your list who you want to give a gift to but don’t know what to get them or can’t get them a gift over a certain amount. They work especially well in office cubicles, small rooms, bathrooms, dorms, and dining rooms.

What You Will Need

  • Epsom Salts
  • Essential Oils – 2 or 3 of your favorites
  • Spoon
  • Funnel (for pouring salts into container)
  • Container (we prefer Mason Jars but you can use any container)

What You Will Do

  • Pour Epsom Salts into the Container
  • Mix in 10 – 15 drops of your favorite essential oils
  • Stir well to mix up the scents
  • Put cover onto jar and poke holes into it so the scent can come out in small doses (as you can see in picture below, we tend to take our cover off when we want to smell more of the oils)
  • If you would like, decorate the jar and lid.

Note, I mix the salts up each week, to ensure it is at its strongest at the beginning of each week. They typically last several months in our home with the amount of oil we put in them.



Suggested Essential Oil Mixes

Rise and Shine Blend

Great for the bathroom or living room.

  • 5 drops Orange
  • 5 drops Lemon
  • 5 drops Peppermint
  • 5 drop Grapefruit

Study Blend

Great for the bedroom. Don’t poke holes in this lid. Instead, give it as a gift with an instruction card to set it on their desk when working or studying.

  • 10 Drops Rosemary
  • 10 Drops Sage
  • 10 Drops Peppermint

Clear Air Blend

Great for dining rooms and bathrooms.

  • 20 drops Purification
  • 10 drops Lemon

Outdoor Fresh

Great for bedrooms or living rooms.

  • 20 drops Sacred Mountain
  • 10 drops of Rosemary


Posted in DIY, Gifts, Life

Creative Gift # 6: Wedding and Honeymoon Scrapbook

This one isn’t as inexpensive as the other creative gifts can be unless you already have wedding and honeymoon themed scrapbooking items on hand, but it is a hit for the folks receiving the scrapbook. The example pages I share are from a book I created for my parents. I first did 15 pages of wedding day photos and then I did 20 pages of their honeymoon. Since it was for many decades later, I also included what the spots looked like now, as The Berlin Wall is no longer up and one of the empty fields is now a major headquarters skyscraper! I can’t share a lot of pics due to privacy, but I shared the ones that didn’t have personal pictures.

What You Will Need

  • Pictures from the persons wedding and honeymoon
  • Scrabooking items – embellishments, stickers, ribbon
  • 10 – 30 scrapbooking page holders
  • 10 – 30 scrapbooking pages
  • Stories from guests, locations, songs
  • Anything else you can think of that will make the album special.
    • I used the internet to learn about what places looked like today
    • I spoke with guests from the wedding to get memories
    • I included pictures that represented the most special moments


What You Will Do

  • Create!
  • Use your creativity to layout the photos, share the stories, and convey the special moments. There is no right or wrong way to do this! Just have fun.
  • Add a few drops of Oola Fun, Sacred Mountain, or Rosemary and Christmas Spirit into the diffuser to keep inspiration up.


Posted in Gifts, Oils

9 Young Living Essential Oils and Products Under $25 – Ideal for Stocking Stuffers

Looking for some great stocking stuffers? Get your order in now with expedited shipping! Young Living created this great graphic to show us some popular stocking stuffers that you can get for less than $25. Plus follow me on Instagram to learn about oils, Essential Rewards ideas, and more!


Wintergreen 15 ml
• Contains the naturally occurring constituent methyl salicylate
• Is an important ingredient in Deep Relief™ Roll-On, Ortho Ease® Massage Oil, Ortho Sport® Massage Oil, PanAway®, and BLM™
• Has a refreshing, minty, and sweet aroma
• Is a great addition to lotions and ointments that are applied after activity

Satin Facial Scrub, Mint
• Exfoliating scrub that is great for all skin types
• Made with apricot seed powder, which helps to gently exfoliate the face to lift and remove dry, dead skin cells.
• Specially formulated to bring you a natural way to cleanse your skin and reveal glowing, radiant skin
• Includes carefully selected ingredients—including mango butter and raspberry extract
• Infused with Peppermint essential oil for a minty scent and tingly fresh feel

Thieves® AromaBright™ Toothpaste
• Supports healthy-looking gums and teeth with naturally derived ingredients.
• Removes stains
• Provides long-lasting fresh breath
• Provides a refreshing minty taste with 100-percent pure essential oils
• Contains no sulfates, synthetic dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives
• Infused with Peppermint, Spearmint, Cinnamon Bark, and Thieves essential oils

Thieves Spray
• Is a portable essential oil spray ideal for cleaning small surfaces
• Is made of naturally derived, plant-based ingredients to quickly clean and freshen surfaces
• Requires no rinsing
• Is small and portable, making it easy to throw in a purse, backpack, or luggage
• Is perfect for use on many different surfaces, including counters, sinks, toilets, and door handles
• Is great to use around your whole family, including children and pets

Cinnamon Bark 5 ml
• Has a familiar aroma that comes from the naturally occurring constituent cinnamaldehyde
• Is a key part of our proprietary, top-selling Thieves essential oil blend.
• Can be diffused in your kitchen and living room to create a warm, comforting, and inviting environment for your family and guests. For a festive twist, diffuse Cinnamon Bark with Frankincense, Orange, Tangerine, Clove, or Nutmeg.
• Can be applied topically, but as a “hot” oil, requires dilution to avoid skin irritation
Thieves Mints
• Are full of the cool, invigorating taste of Thieves essential oil blend
• Are made of natural, sugar-free ingredients
• Include the power of Thieves and Peppermint essential oils
• Provide a great alternative to freshen your breath

Rose Ointment
• Is a deeply nourishing blend for skin
• Is infused with essential oils: Rose, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Coriander, Myrrh, Bergamot (furocoumarin free), Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium
• Includes Rose essential oil, which improves the appearance of skin texture, and Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia), which works to soothe rough, irritated skin.
• Can be applied to desired areas several times daily

Thieves Hard Lozenges
• Contain a blend of six therapeutic-grade essential oils: Lemon, Peppermint, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Cinnamon Bark, and Rosemary
• Keep the power of Thieves essential oil with you on the go.
• Freshen breath
• Are formulated with pure essential oils and natural ingredients, instead of sugar or artificial flavoring
• Can be used as part of your healthy lifestyle regime

Savvy Minerals Eyeshadow: Crushin’
• Offers rich shades with high payoff and buildable color
• Enhances natural beauty
• Provides long-lasting, all-day wear
• Is ideal for sensitive skin
• Is not tested on animals and is vegan friendly
• Is made with mineral-based ingredients and formulated without talc, bismuth, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, or synthetic fragrances
• Complements any eye color

Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier 1 oz.
• Is enhanced with Thieves and Peppermint essential oils to cleanse and purify hands
• Comes in a convenient and portable bottle
• Is long-lasting and perfect for travel or on-the-go usage

With so many options, you can get something for everyone on your list!

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Posted in Creativity, DIY, Gifts

Creative Gift Idea #5: “Let Me Count the Ways” Mason Jar

I’m back with another idea on how you can bless a friend or loved one this holiday season (though the gift ideas work all year round). Have fun and enjoy the process of creating something from your heart not just purchasing a gift with your wallet.

The MASON JAR! Who doesn’t love the many options available from the mason jar? You can do so many things with mason jars, as you will see in this series. This first idea is one of my favorites and has been a hit in our family. Not only is it inexpensive, but it is something everyone in the family can do and enjoy.



What You Will Need

  • Mason Jar (or other container that will hold papers
  • Paper for writing notes
    • Can be scrapbook paper cut into different sizes or actual note paper
  • Markers

What You Will Do

  • Ensure the paper is cut into note size paper.
  • Write notes of encouragement or reasons why you love the person (such as their ability to laugh even when life is hard or how they always have the right words to say).
  • Fill the jar with notes.
  • Feel free to decorate the outside of the jar.


Here are some variations we have done over the years.


You’ll notice there is a jar above with writing on it and white papers inside. My youngest daughter created this one for me when she was 8 years old. She wrote out my name and used each letter to write a word that she thought of when she thinks of me. Inside she wrote all reasons she is thankful I am her mother. I love to look inside the jar from time to time to remember how much I mean to her.