Dudes & Oils – Ron

Lindsay GrimesDudes & Oils

I started a series titled “Dudes & Oils” on January 5th, because I feel there is a misconception around essential oils. I believe many men hear “essential oils” and totally check out, assuming they’re just for women! But men use essential oils as well! I sought out some mighty great men to interview about their journey into using essential oils. If you have a guy in your life who is hesitant to start using oils, have them read these! It just might help them get over the hump, whatever it may be. Previous interviews: Josiah Randy Jared Today, I’m sharing my interview with Ron Tucker. Ron is a part of The Oil Aisle and has become a friend through Facebook. … Read More

Dudes & Oils – Randy

Lindsay GrimesDudes & Oils

I started a blog series titled “Dudes & Oils” last Tuesday. I feel there is a misconception around essential oils. I believe many men hear “essential oils” and totally check out, assuming they’re just for women! But men use essential oils as well! I sought out some mighty great men to interview about their journey into using essential oils. If you have a guy in your life who is hesitant to start using oils, have them read these! It just might help them get over the hump, whatever it may be. Previous interviews: Josiah This week, I interviewed Randy Andrews. I briefly met Randy at the 2015 YL Convention when I road with his wife, Mardi – a new crossline … Read More

DIY: Sun Lotion

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Oils

I meant to share this recipe when summer started, but life got busy! So here I am mid-August sharing with you an all-natural Sun Lotion recipe my friend, Somer, made for Carsen and I that we absolutely love. Please note, I have not made it. I’ve just used it. We have spent many a days outside in the back yard and pool side to really appreciate this sun lotion. I love knowing I’m putting an all natural lotion on my son that will help maintain his healthy looking baby skin! It smells fabulous and goes on easily. The texture is soft and a bit oily. But it has kept my son’s skin his beautiful WHITE self. Ingredients: – 1/2 cup … Read More

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

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

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

10 Reasons Why We Love Our Home Diffusers!

Lindsay GrimesDiffusers, Oils

Fragrance is the substance of memories. THE SCIENCE PART: Research shows that when inhaling the pure constituents in these essential oils, it can stimulate the olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brain’s limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind. Hence, in less than a second, a scent has the power to activate a number of physical and emotional responses. This causes the pituitary gland to be stimulated and release chemical messages that travel via the blood to your glands and organs that create physical body responses. That is why inhaling the oils can have a great affect on emotions. The nose is the only way to reach that part of your brain. Guess what? Harsh chemical … Read More