Everyday Oils Make-n-Take

I had heard briefly about make-n-takes prior to going to convention, but after attending convention decided this was something I wanted to incorporate with my team. I love the idea of learning how to make products that are chemical and toxin free for my family to use, but honestly the idea of going at it solo terrified me. As a newbie to the natural world, it scared me to make my own products so I knew that this wasn’t just an issue for myself but likely my downline also. So, my first make-n-take was easy not just for me (scared remember?), but also for my team. I also used this as a way to introduce people specifically to the everday oils by choosing three products using oils from the kit.

Everyday Oils Make-n-Take

The first thing we made was a Lavender Bath Soak. I had already been thinking about doing bath salts when this awesome DIY recipe was posted by Young Living on their facebook page.

Lavender Bath Soak Ingredients without Container

I decided to go with Lavender as my essential oil choice because it was in the everyday oils collection and is very relaxing. Personally, I love taking a bath when I am trying to relax and unwind from a long day. Another great option for relaxation from the kit would be Peace & Calming.

I set up stations for each item we made and had a different leader at each station to help with the instructions as well as answer any questions.

What you will need:

– A jar to hold the bath soak (I got these 12 oz Clear PET Plastic jars from Abundant Health 4 U for $.88/each. )
– Baking Soda (purchase at Target on my usual weekly run)
– Sea Salt (purchased at Target on my usual weekly run)
– Epsom Salts (purchased bulk at Costco)
– Young Living’s Lavender essential oil

Here’s how you do it:

1.  Add 1/4 cup each of sea salt, baking soda and epsom salts to the container.
2.  Add 10-15 drops lavender essential oil to the top (I like to do this in the middle and again on top to help with mixing).
3.  Shake up container with lid on to mix ingredients well.

Lavender Bath Scrub containers
The labels were picked up at Office Max and I picked one that would fit on all three containers. I used the Avery website to make my own labels and think they turned out pretty cute!

Next up, I decided to make Thieves foaming hand soap. I wanted to know how to make this for myself and figured it was a great way to introduce people to the amazing benefits of using Thieves essential oil.

Thieves Foaming Hand Soap Station

What you will need:

– A foaming hand soap dispenser.  You can reuse one that you already have or you can purchase a new one.
– Liquid Castile Soap (I used Dr. Bronners) – I got mine at Sprout’s when it was 25% off
– Vegetable Glycerine  – got mine at Sprout’s also
– Young Living’s Thieves Essential Oil

Here’s how you do it:

1.  Add 2-3 Tablespoons of Liquid Castile Soap to your soap dispenser.
2.  Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerine. This step is not necessary, but I believe you will find the soap drying without this ingredient.
3.  Add 10 drops of Thieves oil.
4.  Slowly fill your container with water.  Be sure to leave enough room for the large pump (otherwise you will have a spill over)
5.  Gently shake to combine all ingredients.

Thieves Foaming Handsoap Containers

The third item I decided to go with was a Peppermint Lip Scrub. I chose this after seeing a friend post it on facebook and it sounded good enough to eat!

Peppermint Lip Scrub Ingredients

 

What you will need:

– Small 1oz glass jars from Abundant Health
– White Sugar (bought Organic Sugar from Target)
– Coconut Oil Virgin & Unrefined (Bulk at Costco)
– Honey (Bulk at Costco)
– Young Living’s Peppermint Essential Oil

Here’s how you do it:

1.  Fill the jar 3/4 the way with sugar.
2.  Top off with a tablespoon of coconut oil and a tablespoon of honey.
3.  Add 4 drops of peppermint.
4.  Mix & enjoy!

No really, lick your lips delicious kind of enjoy!

Peppermint Lip Scrub

Hope this helps you successfully plan your very first make-n-take!

11 thoughts on “Everyday Oils Make-n-Take

  • November 13, 2015 at 4:37 pm
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    Hi, I’m planning a make and take for people looking to make holiday items. Would you mind telling me how much you charged for each item? Or did you have them pay a flat rate to attend the party? Thanks!

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    • November 19, 2015 at 11:40 am
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      Per item. I try to keep all items under $5 and try to keep make-n-takes to being around $15-20 total. I charge for the entire event so $15-20

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  • November 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm
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    Love your recipes and directions! Thank you for sharing. When you add the coconut oil to the lip scrub, is it solid or do you melt it to mix it in? Thanks! =)

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    • November 19, 2015 at 11:41 am
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      I warm it up by putting the amount needed in a jar of hot water in a smaller jar.

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  • December 2, 2015 at 8:40 am
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    How often do you recommend using the lip scrub? I made some of this & was going to basically use it like lip balm but maybe that’s not correct.

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    • December 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm
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      Typically with a lip scrub, you don’t use it nearly as often as you would a lip balm. The lip scrubs pull on the dead skin while a balm will nourish the skin.

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  • December 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm
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    Do you think it would be ok to make the lip scrub using plastic containers? Trying to be cost effective, and from what I understand Young Living peppermint EO is okay to use in plastic. TIA!

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    • January 11, 2016 at 10:38 am
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      It would probably be okay, but I just tend to err on the safe side.

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      • January 13, 2016 at 5:08 pm
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        I love your ideas!! I’m making the peppermint lip scrub, but the honey is not mixing nicely with the coconut oil. Any tips for me?!

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        • January 21, 2016 at 4:33 pm
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          Is it raw honey? And is the coconut oil liquid or still in it’s solid state?

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  • March 24, 2016 at 12:48 pm
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    I love this!! going to make all~

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