Get Crafty #1 > Let's Make a Roller Bottle Blend




Hi, friends!

Welcome to my very first GET CRAFTY blog post for The Crafty Oilers site!

Today we are going to talk about Roller Bottle Blends!!

I love to make my own roller bottle blends!
I use them personally, I roll them all over my family, I sell sets of them sometimes, and quite often I will pull one I use personally out of my purse and give it away to a friend who needs it.

The very best part about roller blends:
they are ridiculously EASY to make!

All you need to make them are:
1. an empty roller bottle
2. a carrier oil
3. essential oils

(read on through this post for resources & links, some of them are affiliate links)

Start by adding the oils that you will to use for your blend, x number of drops of this, x number of drops of that...

After your oils have been added fill your roller bottle up to the top using the carrier oil of your choice (see my favorites details below).

Secure your top in place & you're ready to roll!

(I told you it was ridiculously easy!)

And the best part!!!
When you run out, just wiggle the roller tip top off & fill it back up again!!!
Yippee!!!



Here are recipes for three of my FAVORITE Roller Bottle Blends:


For Immunity Support
(*starter kit oil)

10 Drops *Frankincense
10 Drops *Thieves Blend
10 Drops *Lemon
3   Drops Oregano

Roll this on the bottom of your feet, up & down your spine and on the back of your neck.


For Respiratory Support
(*starter kit oil)

10 Drops *Raven
10 Drops R.C.
5   Drops Eucalyptus Globulus
5   Drops *Peppermint
3   Drops *Lemon

Roll this on the bottom of your feet, on your chest & neck (front & back) and a little dab on the tip of your nose.

For Stress Support 
(*starter kit oil)

10 Drops *Lavender
10 Drops *Valor
5   Drops Gentle Baby (or *Stress Away, or *Peace & Calming)

Roll this on the bottom of your feet, inside your wrists, on your neck (front & back) and behind your ears. I also roll this blend on my cuticles for support for stress AND healthy nails.


Did you notice how many of those oils are included in the Premium Starter Kit?
Yep!
That wellness toolbox is full of goodness!!!

You can find more roller bottle blends by following my Crafty Oilers board on Pinterest, you can also follow my Instagram for oily tips & recipes as well.

Don't have a Premium Starter Kit yet?

Click this link or message me and I will send you step by step instructions.
I'll be with you every step of the way. ❤

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Resources.

The following items are products that I have purchased, use personally & recommend to my friends.


Here are my GO TO roller bottles:

Clear Vivaplex with stainless steel balls. 

These are the best ones that I have used!!





I also love the Vivaplex Cobalt ones as well.




These are really pretty & very popular right now, but the balls are tight and the oil does not come out as freely as those other two I shared above. Some people love this because your roller lasts longer.


PrettyCare Rainbow Essentail Oil Roller Bottles




Carrier Oils that I use:


InVivo Fractionated Coconut Oil





Molivera Fractionated Coconut Oil







InVivo Sweet Almond Oil




Molivera Sweet Almond Oil






Something else that I LOVE to do is recycle my empty oil bottles and reuse them as roller blends!
I wash my empty bottles & run them through the dishwasher, then I use Lemon Essential Oil to remove the sticky label.

I fill my recycled bottle just as I would the roller bottles above and use the Young Living *AromaGlide Roller Fitments as my top. (*also included in the starter kit)
Young Living sells these in packs of ten, let me know if you would like to order some.



Thanks for stopping by to Get Crafty with me, friends!

I'll be back to talk about making some SOAP using essential oils soon!

Take care!
Mwah,

Mandy

The UPGRADED 2019 Premium Starter Kit




The last time the Young Living Premium Starter Kit was updated was in 2015, it was an exciting time! That kit has served us SO WELL a first introduction to the oily lifestyle. It has helped get oils into SO many new homes. 

And now in 2019, kit is changing again! 
This time, it's a HUGE UPGRADE
The price of the kit has increased $5, but Young Living has added $90 worth of MORE products!!!

Back in 2015, Valor and Peace & Calming, two of Young Living's most famous and sought-after oils, were removed from the kit due to sourcing issues and sustainable, ethical farming practices. 

In 2019, THEY'RE BACK!

If you're new to these oils, here's a little bit about them:

VALOR:

- A blend of some fancy, expensive oils (& a great way to get your daily Frankincense in for cheap!)
- It's one of the most popular scents. 
- Referred to as a "chiropractor in a bottle" because of the support it provides for our bodies and minds
- Promotes LESS snoring by putting 1 drop on the big toe!
- Promotes feelings of bravery. We all get scared or anxious sometimes, this is an oil for EVERYONE! Mamas, this one is awesome diffused at night for kids who struggle with fear at bedtime...also think: first day of school, dance recital, big soccer game, test-taking days, trying something for the first time, airplane flights, new daycare or church nurseries, anything where an anxious heart could use a little help.
- Helps with occasional soreness! Runners, swimmers, pogo-stick jumpers, this one's for you. Add it to some PanAway and Copaiba....it's SO good.
- This oil is a beautiful blue color & looks so neat when used in a clear roller bottle (click on "get crafty" at the top of this site for recipes)

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PEACE & CALMING:

- A gentle, sweet blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy
- Diffuse this oil to freshen the air, especially in rooms where children play or study
- Apply to the bottom of feet before bed as part of a bedtime ritual for your whole family
- Dilute for a calming back massage before naps or bed
- Add 4-5 drops to 1 cup Epsom salt for a calming bath at the start of the day or as part of an evening routine
- Add to Young Living Bath & Shower Gel Base for a cleanser your entire family will love


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AND THAT'S NOT ALL!!

In addition to those Peach & Calming and Valor Oil Blends, the upgraded 2019 Premium Starter Kit also includes some extra goodies!

- It has a newly designed outer sleeve
- New tray that folds into a neat design and can stand
- Copaiba was removed due to supply restraints. (took away ONE oil, replaced it with TWO rockstar oils -- yep, we'll take it!)
- Citrus Fresh Oil Blend is now included as a vitality oil
- Underneath your oil tray, there is now a Thieves Hand Purifier with the Ningxia Packets, Thieves Cleaner Sample AND Stress Away. Also underneath the tray of oils is TWO roller fitments and the Peace & Calming.
- Also now included is a New lifestyle booklet to get new members started off on the right track! You are going to LOVE this publication!!

With the new design of the kit, extra goodies and adding the elite Valor and Peace & Calming (giving you now 12 oils in the kit), that's an increased value of $90!!! 
Total, the kit is now worth over $400.

ALL THAT EXTRA VALUE, and the price is only increasing $5.
Price of the new kit: $165!!! 

Ready to grab your upgraded 2019 Premium Starter Kit? 
Message me for more details, 
I'll be with you every step of the way!





Meet Mandy, The Crafty Oiler



Welcome, friends! 

I’m Mandy, The Crafty Oiler.

For the past ten years I have shared adventures on my lifestyle blog, Crafty Southern Mama. A couple of years ago my sister and I teamed up to co-author this blog and we have a great time sharing our projects, family adventures and how we are just trying to live the best darn southern life that we can while juggling life.  #itgetscrazy 

This past year I decided to begin another new adventure as a Young Living Independent Distributor and team leader. To help make it easier to reach people about the amazing benefits of essential oils and working with this fabulous company, I have branched out from being The Crafty Southern Mama and added The Crafty Oiler to my resume.

When I bought my Young Living premium starter kit three years ago, I bought it to get a discount on my oils...period! I actually even said I don’t like MLM companies & I was NEVER going to be interested in doing the business side of this company. 

As a matter a fact, if you had told me back in 2016 when I bought that Young Living Starter Kit that I would be TEACHING essential oils classes, I would have thrown my head back and laughed out loud!

But, have you ever noticed what happens sometimes when you say the word NEVER!
Yep…here I am!
#neversaynever

I am a busy wife & mama of three great kids, four crazy dogs, a few cats & a rabbit...I'm just trying to do the very best that I can to keep my busy family healthy. Serving others is important to me. I'm a helper by nature and after three years of slowly realizing the full amazing benefits of these essential oils, it's only natural that I want to help other people realize it too! I still don’t like MLM companies, but I LOVE being a part of the Young Living family and helping people live their very best, healthiest life! 

This website is about sharing.

I'm just here to share why these oils are so important to me.

Grab some coffee or a glass of wine and let's spend some time together learning about how essential oils can help you & your family stay healthy & well all year long!
Please contact me anytime with questions or click this link to begin your Young Living Essential Oil journey, I'll be with you every step of the way!


**Disclaimer**
I am not a medical professional, and cannot treat, cure or diagnose you.
This information is for educational purposes only. Always consult a doctor first. 
 I am simply here to share some of the wonderful and amazing ways Young Living Essential Oils have helped my family to be healthier and happier!

What Are Essential Oils and How Do They Affect Our Bodies?



Essential oils are the most powerful part of the plant. They are the aromatic liquids found within shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, resins, and seeds. Some people like to call essential oils “nature’s living energy” because they contain unique constituents that provide a host of benefits.
"Plant juice" works too!  

The easiest and most simple way to explain it is to think about when you see a rosemary plant (or any plant), and you take the leaves and rub them between your fingers.
That smell you get on your fingers?
THAT is the essential oil of the plant.

Most essential oils are extracted from plant sources using steam distillation and are highly concentrated, making them far more potent than dried botanicals. Essential oils are volatile, which means that the scent of the oil rises quickly into the air.

In humans, they provide support for EVERY SYSTEM in the body: your skeletal system, your muscular system, circulatory system, your muscular system, circulatory system, endocrine system and your hormones, respiratory system and immune system. They support brain health and healthy weight. They are used extensively for emotions and for spiritual support in your prayer life.
An oil in a diffuser can soothe a child’s tough day at school and provide a calming effect when you’ve had a stressful day at work. Oils can also be used as an alternative to toxic cleaning chemicals in the home.

Therapeutic Grade Young Living Oils do the following:
  • Reach EVERY cell in your body within 20 minutes when applied topically
  • Eliminate toxins from your body
  • Regenerate DNA
  • Release emotional trauma, relax and clear the mind
  • Transport nutrients to starving human cells
  • Act as powerful antioxidants
  • Increase oxygenation
  • Remove toxins & purify the air
  • Increase negative ions in the area which inhibit bacterial growth
Have you used essential oils before?
What are some oils that you use the most?
My most used oils are:
Thieves (I mean, of course!!), Lavender, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Bergamot, Progessence Plus Serum, Endoflex, Gentle Baby (this is my “stress away”) & the Joy blend.


Photo used with permission from The Happy Oilers group, an upline of The Crafty Oilers.

How Do You Use These Essential Oils?




You absolutely DO NOT need to be an aromatherapist to use them! There are three basic ways to use essential oils. You can use oils aromatically, topically, and some can even be taken internally.
Tests have shown oils reach the heart, liver, and thyroid in 3 SECONDS when inhaled; they were found in the bloodstream in 26 SECONDS when applied topically. Expulsion of essential oils takes 3-6 hours in a normal, healthy body.

Aromatically

One way to use essential oils is aromatically. Many of us have had a time where a smell triggers a memory—freshly baked bread, pine needles, or spring flowers can easily take you back to positive times in your life. Essential oils are the same!
1.Place a couple of drops in the palm of your hand. 2.Rub your hands together. 3.Cup your hands over your nose and mouth and inhale deeply.
Diffusing is the most popular way to use essential oils aromatically. By creating a fine aromatic mist, diffusers allow you to create a spa like atmosphere and enjoy the benefits of essential oils in any environment. Young Living offers a wide variety of diffusers, and when you enroll as a new member, you will receive a diffuser in your Premium Starter Kit.

Topically

Essential oils can also be applied to the skin. This is known as topical application. Topical application is a great way to support your skin because essential oils are easy to use and provide quick benefits. If you have never used essential oils, one great area of the body to apply them topically is to the feet. They can be found in the bloodstream in 26 seconds when applied topically.

Internally

Some people choose to use essential oils internally by adding them to water or liquid, placing them in a capsule, or taking one of Young Living’s oil-infused products. Peppermint Vitality, for example, can help promote healthy bowel function and support overall digestion when taken internally. Within 20 minutes of using an essential oil they will affect every cell in the body!! These oils are labeled as Vitality oils (with a white label) – which are safe for consumption.

Why Young Living?





Why Should You Get Your Oils From Young Living?

(And this is a big WHY)

Essential oils are available EVERYWHERE it seems – you could pick them up at the grocery store if you wanted to!! So why would you choose Young Living when you can get oils much cheaper at the store??

First and foremost, Young Living is a wellness company.

We are committed to helping you live your healthiest life!

To help you live a toxin-free lifestyle, Young Living offers personal care products, household products, makeup, and baby products that you can trust to ensure that you and your family can benefit from naturally derived products for every part of your day.

Young Living Essential Oil is Grade A

Before I started using Young Living oils I used to buy lavender oil for about $4 a bottle the the grocery store. This oil always smelled nice in my bath, but it never really had any significant effect on my body.
This is why:

In the US, there is no rating system for essential oils. The closest we get is an FDA requirement that in order to label a bottle of essential oil as “pure” or “therapeutic grade” the contents of that bottle must contain only 5 percent of actual essential oil...FIVE PERCENT!!

All the oils in the world fall into one of 4 categories: Grade A, Grade B, Grade C, and Grade D.

  • Grade A • therapeutic, made from organically grown plants and distilled at low temperatures
  • Grade B • food grade, but may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, chemical extenders, or carrier oils
  • Grade C • perfume oils that often contain adulterating chemicals. They usually use solvents, for example, hexane, to gain a higher yield of oil per harvest. Solvents can be cancerous, and are in many store bought oils. They also may be diluted 80-95% with alcohol.
  • Grade D • floral water – which is aromatic only and is usually a byproduct of Grade A distillation. After all the oil is pulled out, the leftover trash water is sold to companies which will fill 5% of the bottle with this “leftover trash water”, fill the rest with carriers, and label it “pure”.

Grade A is the only true pure oil!

Grade D would be like pouring a glass of orange juice and then diluting it 95% with water before you drank it! It wouldn’t have the full benefits of orange juice (like, blah...hardly at all). That’s why you want to use Grade A oils.

Other companies sell oils more cheaply because they can save money in other ways. If you spray your crop with pesticides, you have more crop to distill. If you use a chemical solvent to extract the oil, you pull more out. If you dilute it with a cheaper oil or a carrier oil, you stretch the oil you have distilled. Most essential oils are sold more cheaply because companies cut corners.

Before you purchase oil, check to see if the company grows their own plants, owns their own fields, and controls the entire process from Seed to Seal-from the farm to the sealed bottle. Pesticides, pollution, previously farmed land-all of it can affect the quality of an oil.

Why would you go the extra step of using an oil to get away from chemicals – and then use an oil laden with chemicals?
That makes no Frankincense!
Here’s a huge reason to choose Young Living above all the other companies out there:

All of Young Living’s oils are Grade A!

Young Living is the world leader in essential oils. We believe that your family deserves to harvest the benefits of nature’s solutions every day, without compromise. Our commitment to purity and stewardship is embodied in a unique process we call "Seed to Seal".
It’s a promise of integrity. No other company can match what Young Living does to ensure the purity and potency of the highest quality essential oils on the market.

Young Living founder, Gary Young has said that he never makes an oil for profit, he makes it for a purpose!

Seed to Seal means each plant is hand-weeded, there are no pesticides used, no chemicals, and no weed killers. The plants are harvested at their peak at farms that we own all over the world. They are then put through a vigorous testing processes. Then they go from the farm directly to your home.
Seed to Seal is not a slogan, it’s a promise.
I don’t know of any other company out there that can say all of that! And because of that, they guarantee the oils that you are getting are truly pure!