A big huge thank you for all that came to this class. It was so much fun to plan, but even more fun to commune with like minded individuals who are curious about natural health. By the end of the night we all smelled so good. And the best part ….it was all chemical free!!! Links to the supplies are included in the recipes below. The label templates I used came from this website.
Today I am sharing the details, recipes, and pictures from Friday night’s class. As many of you know it is a dream of mine to be able to teach classes on homesteading and natural health. Hopefully this class was the first of many to come. So don’t worry, if you could not make this class I will most likely have it again next year. If you are curious about how to prepare your own DIY class, I created a video explaining what went into preparing the class. You can view that here.
Many of the products that we made are products that I make and use with my family. We used all Young Living essential oils. If you have any questions about how to get these oils you can e-mail me or read more about why we use them over any other brand here. I have been making DIY products since high school with essential oils and when I started with Young Living I proceeded to use health food grade oils for my DIY stuff and saved my YL brand for health purposes. Then one day it dawned on me that 60% of what I put on my skin and my family’s skin gets absorbed into our bodies. So why wouldn’t I use the best on them. So now Young Living oils are the only oils that are used in this house.
There are so many natural DIY recipes on pinterest that it makes it difficult to choose just one to use. In preparation for this class I researched recipes and then used my knowledge of what oils would work best according to their properties. So here are the recipes that I went with, feel free to use them or refine them to your liking. By the way…. I think my newest flavor of chapstick is my all time favorite. It is so refreshing for summer. Yum!
Chapstick Base – Makes about 15 tubes
1TBLS coconut oil
1TBLS cocoa butter
1TBLS shea butter
1 tsp vitamin e
2 tsp raw honey
Melt these ingredients in a glass jar that is placed in a water bath. I used a small crockpot.
Add 20 drops of essential oil of your choice when top ingredients are melted
We used 12 drops of spearmint and 8 drops of chamomile.
Use a medicine syringe to put the liquid in the chapstick tubes.
Add essential oils
2 drops tea tree oil
2 drops of lavender
1 drops of purification
1 drop of geranium
Fill half your bottle with fractionated coconut oil
Shake before using
Peppermint Cooling Spray
I used these bottles
1 TBLS witch hazel
2 TBLS aloe juice
2 TBLS fractionated coconut oil
20 drops peppermint for cooling
20 drops lavender
10 drops tea tree oil
3 drops of German Chamomile
Fill the rest of the way with distilled water.
***Keep in the fridge for added cooling effect and shake before using.
I used these bottles
1 TBLS Witch Hazel (Jojoba oil also works as an insect repellent)
10 drops of clove
10 drops of Eucalyptus
10 drops of purification
Fill the rest of the way with distilled water
Shake before using
Skin Safe Sunscreen
in a mason jar (that is set in a warm water bath either on the stove or in a crockpot) combine:
¼ cup coconut oil (Natural 5 spf)
¼ cup shea butter
1 TBLS Almond oil
2 TBLS Beesewax
10 -15 drops carrot seed oil (adds extra spf …carrot seed oil on its own has natural 30+ spf)
5 drops lavender
1-3 drops of patchouli (optional)
Add 2 TBLS Non-Nano uncoated Zinc Oxide powder
Place lid on jar and shake to combine zinc. This is so you do not breathe in the powder.
Take lid off and use the immersion blender to whip your lotion.
Use the funnel and a spoon to put the lotion into a squeezable tube
Teatree and Lemongrass Deodorant
In a mason jar mix the following
2 T Beeswax
2 T shea butter
2 T coconut oil
½ T arrow root powder ( cornstarch will work too) to help keep you dry
1 tsp baking soda to neutralize odor ( less or none at all if you have sensitive skin)
10 drops lemongrass
5 drops teatree
Mix and pour into the deodorant tube making sure the plunger is at the bottom.
I cannot forget the desserts….
This was the chocolate mousse I served. So incredibly easy and delicious.
Mason Jar Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecakes Serves 12 4 oz mason jars
2 packs of graham crackers
3 TBLS butter
3TBLS raw sugar
Crush the crackers to a fine crumble (this is great for the kids to do put the crackers in a plastic bag and let them roll them with a rolling pin.)
Add butter and sugar and mix till combines
Put 1 to 2 TBLS of crumb mixture in the bottom of a 4 oz mason jar
Cream Cheese filling:
2 packages of cream cheese
1 8oz container of cool whip
½ cup raw sugar
2 lemons (zest and juice)
Beat all the above in the mixer
Add 2 TBLS in each mason jar leaving just enough room for the strawberry topping.
I used my homemade strawberry jam
Another option is to puree fresh berries and add sugar to your liking.
Put this puree on top of the cream cheese layer and close with the lids and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Overnight is always best.
Have fun planning and entertaining at your own workshop! I would love to hear about it. Just send me an e-mail with all the details!
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As always I am not a doctor…just a mom who benefits from the use of Young Living essential oils. These claims are not FDA approved and I am not here to diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases.