Tame That Beard

Whether you're celebrating No Shave November, dropping strong hints for a wildly-bearded friend, or looking for a gift for that hirsute someone, try this recipe. If you don't have a double boiler, use a large Pyrex measuring cup with spout in a pan of water.

Beard Oil Recipe

2 T Beeswax Pellets
2 T Jojoba
1 T Shea Butter
1 T Argan Oil
4-5 drops Vitamin E Oil
20+ drops Essential Oil

Sweet & Woodsy Essential Oil Blend
8 drops Idaho Blue Spruce
6 drops of Valor
4 drops Frankincense
2 drops Rosemary
2 drops of Bergamot
-or-
10 drops Northern Black Spruce
-or-
8 drops Cedarwood
8 Tea tree
8 Rosemary

Add first 3 ingredients to a double boiler. Once it is completely melted, turn off the heat and set the pan aside. Quickly add in the Argan oil, Vitamin E oil and essential oils, then give it one last stir. Immediately pour the mixture into your chosen container. Let the balm set, cool, and solidify for at least two hours, stir well, then cover with a tight-fitting lid.

(Recipe and graphic courtesy of Meredith Sears Brantley at The Mix.)

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Make This for Holiday Smooth Sailing

We can all use a bit of “chill out” from time to time, especially during the holidays. Try this Chill Out Roller Blend, or gift it to your favorite hostess or coworker.

Chill Out Roller Blend

In a 10 ml roller bottle add:

3 drops Grapefruit essential oil
3 drops Orange essential oil
2 drops Lemon essential oil
1 drop Bergamot essential oil

Fill with favorite carrier oil and roll on when needed.

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(Recipe and graphic courtesy of Meredith Sears Brantley at The Mix.)

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DIY Fix for Stains

Did you mess up your favorite shirt cooking for Thanksgiving or that church party? Fix it easily with this great recipe, courtesy of Meredith Sears Brantley at The Mix.

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DIY Holiday Decorations Made Easy

DIY Scented Pinecones

Find 2 pounds of good sized pine cones, a large plastic bag, and pick out Young Living essential oils of your choice. Suggestions: Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Nutmeg, Orange, Pine, Spruce, Juniper, Peppermint, or Christmas Spirit.

Place half of of the pine cones in the plastic bag and sprinkle with a total of 15 drops of your chosen oils, add the rest of the pine cones and add another 15 drops of oil.

Add in optional cinnamon sticks, dried orange peels or eucalyptus leaves. Close bag tightly and shake. Let sit for 1-4 weeks, shaking bag 1-3 times a week.

(Recipe and graphic courtesy of Meredith Sears Brantley at The Mix)

A Decadent DIY Gift Idea

Another great gift idea for the giving season! Find a darling little bottle in your local craft or antique store and fill it with this yummy Rosemary Smoothing Body Oil. Add a bow and make someone happy!

Rosemary Smoothing Body Oil

5 TBSP. Macadamia Nut Oil
2 TBSP. Sweet Almond Oil
1 TBSP. Shea Butter
1 tsp. Vitamin E oil
20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Directions:
Fill a medium sized pot 1/2 way full of water.
Place a glass pyrex bowl with a spout in the water and turn the stove top on to medium heat.
Add macadamia nut oil, sweet almond oil and shea butter to bowl.
Allow to melt.
Remove from heat and add vitamin E oil and rosemary oil and lavender oil.
Pour into a 4 ounce bottle.

 

(Recipe and graphic courtesy of Meredith Sears Brantley at The Mix.)