DIY All Natural Play Dough

Lindsay GrimesDIY

It is raining today, and Carsen and I can get cabin fever when we stay inside. So this morning we made all natural oil-infused play dough! It was a fun, easy, kid-friendly DIY… Although Carsen still didn’t love getting his hands dirty. He cracks me up! You can make this play dough with just two ingredients, but if you want to add color there is a third. Grab those littles, a mixing bowl and get ready for some really soft, relaxed smelling dough that could keep your kids busy for hours… Or if you have a toddler like me, minutes 🙂 What You Need: – 2 cups Arrowroot Powder (you can use cornstarch) – 1 cup of Young Living’s Lavender … Read More

Wellness Wednesday: Removing Toxins From Our Homes

Lindsay GrimesWellness Wednesday

This will be the first post in a series on how to live and maintain a life of health and wellness. Too many of us wait until we need to treat our body’s symptoms because of a sickness or crisis, without making the overall lifestyle changes that will enable us to live truly healthy lives. In this series, we will hear from women who are experts in their field of work, who will give us tips on how to live and maintain a healthy life all around. We do not need to wait until we are desperate for change, we can start now to help prevent. My hope is that we will find a few takeaways from each installment in … Read More

Oily Tip Tuesday: Peppermint

Lindsay GrimesOils, Oily Tip Tuesday, Premium Starter Kit

Young Living offers over 70 single oils and 70 oil blends. That is a lot to choose from! So they have picked 11 of those oils to bundle together and sell at a huge discount in the Premium Starter Kit! For week two’s Oily Tip Tuesday, we will discuss Peppermint. Peppermint has a wonderful, refreshing, uplifting aroma and is very potent and pure. Just one drop delivers the effectiveness of 26 cups of pure peppermint tea! USES: – Highly regarded for soothing digestion – Supportive of the respiratory system – Promotes healthy intestinal function – May improve concentration and mental sharpness – Helps curb appetite – Enhances the flavor of food and water – Cooling spray for summer or times … Read More

DIY Summer Spray

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Oils

I’m so excited to share this DIY Summer Spray recipe today! Those flying annoyances love me and the summer time is especially bad. Normally, I’m covered, but with this summer spray, I haven’t had any problems! Plus, this recipe is chemical free and totally safe for me to spray on Carsen’s skin and clothes. This recipe is easy to make! You can have it finished in just a couple of minutes.   What You Need: – 10 drops Purfication essential oil* – 5 drops Lavender essential oil* – 5 drops Peppermint essential oil* – 1/4 teaspoon vegetable glycerin – 1.5 ounces witch hazel or vodka (I used vodka) – 2 ounces distilled water – 4 ounce spray bottle (I use … Read More

Oily Tip Tuesday: Lavender

Lindsay GrimesOils, Oily Tip Tuesday, Premium Starter Kit

For the next several weeks, I would like to give you some great information about each oil that comes in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. Young Living offers over 70 single oils and 70 oil blends. That is a lot to choose from! So they have picked 11 of those oils to bundle together and sell at a huge discount. 90% of what people run into on an everyday basis could be addressed using these oils. Today let’s talk about Lavender. It takes 170 pounds of plant material for 1 pound of lavender oil. As a wholesale member/distributor, you can actually visit YL farms and participate in plantings and harvest. Lavender is the most adulterated of all essential oils, … Read More

DIY Lavender Linen Spray

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Oils

Quite possibly the easiest bottle of smelly goodness you will ever make! I love my linen spray and use it daily. I spray it on our sheets. I spray it on my son’s car seat. And I randomly spray it in the house and in the car. Lavender has a sweet, floral aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Lavender’s aroma is great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime; add to bath or diffuse to create a calming and comforting environment. Are you ready for the easiest recipe ever? What You Need: – 4 oz spray bottle (I use glass, because I’m working hard to move away from plastic) – Distilled water – Splash of witch hazel or vodka – … Read More

DIY Deodorant

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Oils

I’ve wanted to make my own deodorant for a long time, but never got around to it. I was too tired, too lazy, not enough time, chasing a 17 month old, didn’t have all the ingredients… the list could go on. But after I talked with my friend, Steph, on the phone the other day I decided to take the plunge. Now, let me say… I need quick and easy (giggle). I don’t have much time in the day to be mixing ingredients and being Betty the crunky homemaker. So my “recipes” aren’t complex. This DIY Deodorant is one I’ve seen many places. There are definitely recipes with more ingredients that are probably great (maybe even better because they use … Read More

A Month of Celebration and Giving!

Lindsay GrimesOils, Premium Starter Kit

May is a month of celebration in our family. It’s Carsen’s birthday (May 11th), our wedding anniversary (May 11th), and my birthday (May 22nd). I love the celebration of Life and everything that birthdays stand for. While I often receive during my birthday month, I want to take the month of May and use it as a time to GIVE. So, from May 1 through May 31, I would like to give a bottle of Thieves Spray to everyone who signs up with a Premium Starter Kit through me. We love this stuff because it is alcohol and chemical free! It has a Peppermint and Cinnamon smell and not only can you use this on door handles and shopping carts, … Read More

Why We Picked Young Living

Lindsay GrimesOils

In our home, we exclusively use Young Living essential oils. After my husband’s stint in the hospital on our honeymoon, initially due to an ear infection which triggered C. Diff (clostridium difficile), I had to find an alternative to over the counter medicines and some antibiotics. I strongly encourage everyone to do their own research and make sure you are comfortable with the natural remedies you choose for your family. For mine, I knew Young Living was the essential oil company we had to go with. There was just no comparison. Here are my Top 10 Reasons Why We Decided to Exclusively Use Young Living:   1. Young Living owns their own farms. From acres of sweet lavender in Utah … Read More

Elderberry Syrup

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Oils

Elderberry Syrup is a must-have preventative to keep on hand during the winter season, especially for littles. Since I’m working my way to “Crunchy” status, I decided I didn’t want to buy Elderberry Syrup from the store. After some research, I found a recipe that used Young Living essential oils that I have tweaked here and there to make it to our liking. This powerful concoction can help boost the immune system and keep sick days to a minimum. Elderberries are rich in vitamins A, B, C and are a traditional remedy used for hundreds of years. They are known to have high antioxidant activity and the bioflavonoids and other proteins in the juice of the berry destroy the ability of … Read More