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How I Make Cute Essential Oil Roller Bottles!

How I Make Cute Essential Oil Roller Bottles

I posted a few pictures on my Instagram and Facebook recently about these cute bottles my daughter and I have been making for gifts, and I had SO many questions and lots of people contact me!  So I thought I’d put all the info here in case you have questions, too.

Machine

We have a Cricut Explore Air 2 (affiliate link), which is a vinyl cutting machine.  Any vinyl cutting machine will work, that is just the one we have, and we LOVE it!  We can create artwork from either the laptop, or my daughter can do it from her iPad.  If I make something on my laptop, I can save it to our Cricut Design Space ‘cloud’, and she can open it up on her iPad if she wants to print what I’ve made, too!  It has Bluetooth, so it’s nice because we don’t have wires all over the place.

cricut explore air 2

Artwork

For our artwork, we use different cute fonts we’ve found.  There are lots of free fonts at dafont.com, and my daughter has even found some cute fonts and even graphical elements on Canva. (On Canva, you have to create the artwork, download it, then upload it to your Cricut Design Space, or whatever designer your vinyl cutter uses.)  Another place I love finding (paid) fonts is Creative Market.

If I’m just doing something with a font (and no graphical design elements, such as a shape), I can install a new font I’ve found on my computer, and then Cricut Design Space can pick it up so I can use it right in the designer.  If I am doing something WITH a graphical element, I will make the design in Photoshop, then upload it to Cricut Design Space.

Vinyl

I have been loving the Cricut Gold Glitter Vinyl for our bottles!  Another brand of vinyl we love for projects is Oracle, we’ve purchased it from Amazon.  (I’ve only bought iron-on Oracle vinyl, so I don’t know what their glitter vinyl looks like in person!)

cricut gold glitter vinyl

Bottles

The bottles themselves have been one of the most fun parts!!  They look mermaid-y, and they’ve been perfect for the projects we’ve worked on!  We purchased these bottles on Amazon (affiliate), and they are adorable in person.  I will say the rollers are a little stiff when you first begin using them, and they need several good uses before they start to loosen up.  Ahhh, the price to pay for a cute bottle, ha!

Roller Bottles

Recipes

I thought I’d add the recipes for the 2 rollerballs shown above!  My daughter made the ‘Bliss’ rollerballs for a Christmas party she had for some girlfriends over break.  They are 11-years-old, and she decided she wanted the rollers to smell like a Root Beer Float, ha!  Isn’t that what every 11-year-old wants to smell like?!  We used 5 drops of Stress Away and 5 drops of Wintergreen, and we filled the rest with carrier oil.  These are highly diluted.  :)  But they smell JUST like Root Beer!

For the ‘Joy’ rollerballs, I used 5 drops of Joy essential oil and 5 drops of Orange essential oil, and again filled the rest of the bottle up with carrier oil.  They smell awesome and are especially great to use on these freezing, gray, cold days we have been having!  It’s like sunshine in a bottle!  ☀️

I think that’s about it, if you have a vinyl cutting machine, it’s really pretty simple and straightforward!  It has been a fun little activity for us to do together over break!!  Now I’m obsessed thinking about what other cute things we can come up with.  😉

If you still need essential oils, you can get your own starter kit here!!

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Lemon Oil to the Rescue! Cleaning a Dirty Cold Air Return

Cleaning the Film on a Dirty Cold Air Return with Lemon Oil

So this is gross.  And embarrassing.  🙈 But I’m going to share it with you anyway!!  I’ll take one for the team on this, okay?!  Haha!!

I love a clean house.  Like when my house is clean, I feel a little euphoric.  When life starts getting crazy and then I clean my house, all becomes right in the world!  Does anyone know what I’m talking about?!  #CleaningNerdsUnite

The other day I looked up at this cold air return vent in my back hall off my kitchen, and it was FILTHY!  We try and vacuum the dust off it regularly, but it’s right off the kitchen and the garage, so it gets this dirty film on it that does NOT wipe off (or so I thought)!

I honestly thought I was going to have to buy a new vent, but when I got up there and felt it, I thought, “I bet my Lemon Oil will take this off!”

Lemon is fantastic for cleaning, especially things that are sticky (yes, even gum in the hair).  I simply put a few drops of my Young Living Lemon Oil on a paper towel, and voila!!! AMAZING.  No scrubbing, it simply wiped off.

I’ll let the video speak for itself!!!

Do you have any cleaning hacks with essential oils?  Please share them in the comments – I’m always up for a new cleaning tip!!  And if you need help getting started with your OWN oils, I’d be honored to help.  Check out the Premium Starter Kit or don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.  😊

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Sleepy Dust and Oils – The Secret to Great Sleep!

Sleepy Dust and Oils - The Secret to Great Sleep!

It’s time to let you in on a little secret called ‘Sleepy Dust’ – I had heard of this several years back and just filed it in my back pocket.  Recently I just started using it along with my essential oils to help me sleep better, and IT IS AWESOME!  I did a Facebook Live on my page a couple weeks ago, you can watch my video below:

The quick version is that, especially if you are waking up between 2:00 – 4:00am, it’s likely because your body is releasing a flood of stress hormones (adrenaline) and waking you up.  Putting a pinch of ‘sleepy dust’ under your tongue, which contains just what your body needs to calm down in the form of salt and sugar, can put those stress hormones to rest and help you fall back asleep quickly.  Read more about how and why Sleepy Dust works here.

You can use 5:1 or 6:1 ratio of sugar to salt… so for instance, you could use 5 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt for your mixture.  Keep it in a resealable bowl by your bedside so it’s nearby if you wake up in the middle of the night.

I recently realized if I put a pinch of this under my tongue BEFORE I go to bed (I usually do it right before I brush my teeth), I either don’t wake up at all, or I can’t remember waking up because I was so out of it when I did, haha!

When I combine using Sleepy Dust with using my favorite essential oils for sleep, those are my BEST NIGHTS OF SLEEP!!  Here are some of my most favorite oils to calm my body down before bed:

  • Tranquil Roll On
  • Stress Away
  • Cedarwood
  • SleepyIze
  • Lavender

There are many others you can try, but those are my faves.  To use the oils, I choose one of them and put it on my wrists, the back of my neck, and behind my ears.  Then I put a pinch of Sleepy Dust under my tongue, and it is sayonara until tomorrow!!

(If you have Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit, you already have Stress Away and Lavender!!)

Some other tips I find helpful to get a good night’s rest (I sound like an old person, but these are really helpful for me!!)

  • Make sure your room is cool.  We turn down the temp at night in the house, and it really helps.
  • Block artificial lights in your room, whether they are coming from outside or even something in your room like an alarm clock.
  • Don’t look at a screen too late!!  I realized a while back if I use my computer or phone before bed, I ALWAYS have a much harder time falling asleep.  Shut down those devices well before you want to go to bed.
  • Don’t drink too much too late – this means waking up to use the potty!
  • Don’t eat a heavy meal too late – it’s hard to sleep when it feels like you have a lead balloon in your belly!

Not sleeping well is an issue that affects so many of us, these small changes can REALLY help calm your body down so you get a better night of sleep.  I’d love to know if any of these changes help you or if you have more tips to share!!

And if you still need oils in your life, grab a Young Living Premium Starter Kit, and you’ll already have 2 of my favorite oils for sleep, Stress Away and Lavender!!

Please share if you got value from this post – good sleep is definitely a difference-maker! ❤️

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

A Day in the Life with Young Living Essential Oils!

A Day in the Life with Young Living Essential Oils

So many people are hearing more about and are intrigued by essential oils nowadays, it is awesome!  But I know it is an investment to get started, and many times people don’t know exactly how they will incorporate them into their day.  They want to try them, but they don’t want to waste their money by having them sit in the box!  I get it!!

So I recently did a Facebook Live on my Facebook page about how I personally incorporate oils into my day, specifically the oils in the Premium Starter Kit since that’s what most people start with.  In the video, I share very practical tips of different ways we use the oils every day!  Now Young Living has WELL over a hundred oils, so I also regularly use oils outside of the 11 that come in the kit.  ;)  But it truly is the best way to get started, and I use these kit oils ALL THE TIME.

Join me for my class below to learn what a typical day might look like around here with oils – we don’t know how we’d live without them!

Whenever you’re ready to take the leap and purchase Young Living, I would love to help you.  I offer support, access to our private resource website and community, and of course some free gifts.  ;)  You can enroll here or contact me here with any questions – I’m happy to help, and I’m happy you’re here!

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.