DIY Men's Cologne

DIY Men’s Cologne

Some men live to conquer Mount Everest and wrestle polar bears, and some would rather roll down hills and make balloon animals with the kids. Whatever your day job or hobbies, this DIY men’s cologne will help you find the fragrance that captures the best version of yourself, whether that be Indiana Jones or James Bond. 

Making cologne from essential oils doesn’t take an ancient discovery or a complicated heist. All you need is your favorite manly oils and a few basic supplies, listed below.
 
Before you get started, let’s take a look at the notes that make up a cologne.

TOP NOTES quickly evaporate as they make initial impressions and are usually the first things you smell.
Examples: Lime, Bergamot, Juniper
MIDDLE NOTES follow quickly after the top notes, tend to be mellow, and create the core of the scent.
Examples: Valor, Pine, Cypress, Stress Away

BASE NOTES are the lingering scents that ground and complement the other notes and are what you smell at the end of the day.
Examples: Cedarwood, Sacred Sandalwood, Patchouli
 

Supplies:

  • Empty 5-ml essential oil bottle
  • V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or carrier oil of your choice
  • AromaGlide Roller Fitment 
  • One of our essential oil blends below or a custom mix you love
  • Custom labels (below)
  • Transparent tape

Instructions:

1. Combine oils in the empty bottle until your essential oil blend is balanced. Aim for 30-45 drops of oil in total.
2. Once you like how the blend smells, fill the rest of the bottle with V-6 (a YL blend of carrier oils) or carrier oil of your choice (I use 100% Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil).
3. Insert the roller fitment and put the cap on.
5. Wrap the label around the bottle and secure with transparent tape.
6. Apply your DIY cologne to your neck and wrists.
7. Smell amazing.
 

Scents to Try:

Whether you want to smell like an adventurer traveling the open seas or a dapper undercover agent, have fun experimenting until you come up with the perfect blend for YOU!

Swaggering Pirate

For a deep and spicy scent, this rich combination adds just enough mystery.
15 drops Bergamot essential oil
8 drops Patchouli essential oil
5 drops Valor essential oil
5 drops Cedarwood essential oil
 
 

International Spy

Experience a spicy kind of clean with just a hint of sweet—perfect for all undercover operations.
10 drops Sacred Sandalwood essential oil
6 drops Stress Away essential oil blend
6 drops Black Pepper essential oil
5 drops Vetiver essential oil
5 drops Cedarwood essential oil

To order any of these essential oils, click on the PLACE AN ORDER tab above or just click here. You'll have the option to order Retail or Wholesale (24% off retail). A wholesale membership offers a variety of Starter Kits, depending on your preferences. The Premium Starter Kit with the diffuser of your choice is my favorite option to get started because if you subtract the cost of the diffuser, you are getting 11 bottles of therapeutic grade essential oils for ~ $70! You only have to order ~$50 a year to remain active. NO  monthly minimum ordering requirements. You can click here and scroll down to watch a video entitled ENROLLMENT IN VIRTUAL OFFICE to learn more.

To read about special PERKS of being a wholesale member under my sponsorship, click here and scroll down to PERKS of Being a Wholesale Member Under My Sponsorship. Call or text me if you have questions. I'd love to talk to you and help you!

Blessings your way,
Linda Hicks
Young Living Member #11740497
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
(c) 210-326-5922

Essential Oils by Trimester ~ A Pregnant Woman’s Guide

Essential Oils by Trimester: a Pregnant Woman’s Guide

Essential Oils By Trimester
The decision to use essential oils during pregnancy can be a difficult one. There are a wide variety of opinions on the matter, often with conflicting and confusing claims.

For example, some women choose to avoid excessive use of these specific oils:
  • Clary Sage or Sage
  • Idaho Tansy or Hyssop
  • Fennel
  • Wintergreen
  • Blends and supplements that contain these oils
However, essential oil usage is a personal choice, and there are no hard-and-fast rules. Just be sure to follow label directions and consult a medical professional with essential oil experience to be as safe as possible. When used correctly, essential oils can help form a beautiful bond between motherhood and Mother Nature.


Young Living - Essential Oils by Trimester, a Pregnant Woman's Guide

To order any of these essential oils, click on the PLACE AN ORDER tab above or just click here. You'll have the option to order Retail or Wholesale (24% off retail for LIFE). A wholesale membership offers a variety of Starter Kits, depending on your preferences (our Savvy Minerals makeup kit, a Thieves home cleaning kit, etc.). The Premium Starter Kit with the diffuser of your choice is my favorite option to get started because if you subtract the cost of the diffuser, you are getting 11 bottles of therapeutic grade essential oils for ~ $70! You only have to order 50 PV a year to remain active. NO  monthly minimum ordering requirements. You can click here and scroll down to watch a video entitled ENROLLMENT IN VIRTUAL OFFICE to learn more.

To read about special PERKS of being a wholesale member under my sponsorship, click here and scroll down to PERKS of being a wholesale member under my sponsorship. Call or text me if you have questions. I'd love to talk to you and help you!

Blowing blessings your way,
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Linda Hicks
Young Living Member #11740497
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
(c) 210-326-5922 

Cedarwood Obsessed: Over 5 Ways To Use

Cedarwood obsessed: Over 5 ways to use it

Want to know a not-so-secret secret (at least not anymore)?  Cedarwood essential oil can help us get lustrous-looking hair like a sea goddess, a luxurious shave with a divine fragrancel, an even-looking skin tone, deliciously soft skin, and the dreamiest bedtime routine (my favorite)! It's the ultimate addition to any diffuser blend, hair treatment, or DIY skin recipe? 

     Treat your tresses

You have to wear your hair every day, so let Cedarwood make it your best-looking feature! Warm a few drops of this essential oil for hair on your palms and fingers and gently rub it into your scalp for healthy-looking hair. It also works as a great substitute when your day is too crazy to wash your hair. Just follow this recipe for an at-home dry shampoo that will have strangers stopping you on the street asking about your gorgeous-looking hair!


Drift to dreamland

Fill your bedroom with the cozy, warm aroma of Cedarwood oil just as the sun is setting; it will give your bedroom the perfect aroma to snuggle under the covers. Use one of our diffusers that that have a candle flicker mode (see my Desert Mist Diffuser blog), unwind with a book, and sneak away into dreams of warm beaches and rocking ships on fantastical adventures.


Lavender essential oil uses | Young LivingHow to use Vetiver essential oil | Young Living    

 Sweet Dreams Blend

5 drops Cedarwood essential oil
4 drops Lavender essential oil
1 drop Vetiver essential oil
 

Soften the appearance of your skin

Here’s another tip for how to use Cedarwood essential oil: Add it to your nightly body lotion, daily face moisturizer, and weekly face mask. Cedarwood has skin-cleansing properties, helps maintain the appearance of youthful skin, and moisturizes and conditions. Make a DIY lotion bar and add Cedarwood for a delicious aroma and smooth skin.


Sweeten your surroundings

Cedarwood oil has the most calm and complementary scent. It softens and warms most essential oils that it blends with, so you can add it to citrus notes, floral accents, or earthy tones and come out with enviable blends. You can create a DIY perfume with a Cedarwood base note to keep its warm and sweet aroma with you always. But it isn’t just there to smell pretty. Cedarwood works to deodorize the air around you and invites a relaxing environment that makes everyone feel at home.

Bottle of Lemongrass essential oil | Young Living

Conquer your campground

You mean there are even more Cedarwood essential oil benefits besides looking and smelling fantastic? That’s right! Add a couple drops to a DIY outdoor spray with essential oils such as Citronella, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Clove, or Lemongrass, so you can enjoy the outdoors annoyance-free.
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To order any of these essential oils, click on the PLACE AN ORDER tab above or just click here. You'll have the option to order Retail or Wholesale (24% off retail for LIFE). A wholesale membership offers a variety of Starter Kits, depending on your preferences (our Savvy Minerals makeup kit, a Thieves home cleaning kit, etc.). The Premium Starter Kit with the diffuser of your choice is my favorite option to get started because if you subtract the cost of the diffuser, you are getting 11 bottles of therapeutic grade essential oils for ~ $70! You only have to order 50 PV a year to remain active. NO  minimum ordering requirements. You can click here and scroll down to watch a video entitled ENROLLMENT IN VIRTUAL OFFICE to learn more.

To read about special PERKS of being a wholesale member under my sponsorship, click here and scroll down to PERKS of being a wholesale member under my sponsorship. Call or text me if you have questions. I'd love to talk to you and help you!

Blowing blessings your way,

Linda Hicks
Young Living Member #11740497
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
(c) 210-326-5922

KIDSCENTS DIFFUSERS ARE A HIT!


To order any of these essential oils, click on the PLACE AN ORDER tab above or just click here. You'll have the option to order Retail or Wholesale (24% off retail for LIFE). A wholesale membership offers a variety of Starter Kits, depending on your preferences (our Savvy Minerals makeup kit, a Thieves home cleaning kit, etc.). The Premium Starter Kit with the diffuser of your choice is my favorite option to get started because if you subtract the cost of the diffuser, you are getting 11 bottles of therapeutic grade essential oils for ~ $70! You only have to order 50 PV a year to remain active. NO  minimum ordering requirements. You can click here and scroll down to watch a video entitled ENROLLMENT IN VIRTUAL OFFICE to learn more.

To read about special PERKS of being a wholesale member under my sponsorship, click here and scroll down to PERKS of being a wholesale member under my sponsorship. Call or text me if you have questions. I'd love to talk to you and help you!

Blowing blessings your way,
Linda Hicks
Young Living Member #11740497
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
(c) 210-326-5922 

VALOR ~ my knight in shining armor!

Learn & Love: All About Valor

I call Valor my "knight in shining armor" because it has saved the day time and time again!
 
There are many other terms of endearment nicknames for this essential oil blend that you might see if searching the web. We all have reasons to fall in love with Valor!

Look at all the body systems Valor® supports......

Cardiovascular system (heart, blood, blood vessels) and lymphatic system (lymph glands, spleen, thymus, tonsils).

Musculoskeletal system (bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscles)

Integumentary system (eyes, ears, hair, nails, skin, teeth, etc.)

Nervous system (brain, nerves, senses, spinal cord, connected with stress and emotions, etc.)

There’s many other reasons why  Valor® is so popular. Its aroma is like no other: refreshing yet comforting, grounding yet inspiring, sweet yet spicy. And, of course, people love its vivid blue color! 

Check out this infographic to learn more about why Valor is one of Young Living's most beloved blends.

Young Living Valor Infographic
 

To order Valor or other essential oils, click on the PLACE AN ORDER tab above or just click here. You'll have the option to order Retail or Wholesale (24% off retail for LIFE). A wholesale membership offers a variety of Starter Kits, depending on your preferences (our Savvy Minerals makeup kit, a Thieves home cleaning kit, etc.). The Premium Starter Kit with the diffuser of your choice is my favorite option to get started because if you subtract the cost of the diffuser, you are getting 11 bottles of therapeutic grade essential oils for ~ $70! You only have to order 50 PV a year to remain active. NO  minimum ordering requirements. You can click here and scroll down to watch a video entitled ENROLLMENT IN VIRTUAL OFFICE to learn more.

To read about special PERKS of being a wholesale member under my sponsorship, click here and scroll down to PERKS of being a wholesale member under my sponsorship. Call or text me if you have questions. I'd love to talk to you and help you!

May you be blessed by what you learn and love,
Linda Hicks
Young Living Member #11740497
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
(c) 210-326-5922 



 
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