2️⃣1️⃣ Days of How To’s

We all know that starting out using all these oils can be a little overwhelming because it often feels like we’ve entered into a new world of learning, right? 🧐

Well, no worries...we have an amazing simple 21 Days of “How To’s” coming up to help you get the most out of your oils!

We are going to be covering the bases one by one each day for you to learn all the things! Starting today each of the 21 days posted will be filled with tips and uses on how to make the most of your oils🤗

Everything from DIY’s, oily recipes, how to support emotions and hormones, extending out soaps and cleaners, to simple things like cleaning out our diffusers! It’s going to be a blast, and you’ll come out feeling like an expert!🎊

Who is excited for this? What’s 1️⃣ thing you’ve been wanting to learn more about?

So who is ready to start diving into all the “How To’s” when it comes to using all of our oily goodness? Even us seasoned oilers need reminders😉

Each day will be filled with our best tips and advice as well as simple steps to creating your very own DIYs and getting the most out of Young Living. I will add a link to each days “How To” here in this post for you for convenience.

#1️⃣ of 2️⃣1️⃣ Day “How To’s”

We are kicking this off with a fun topic...How to make a roller!

One of the coolest things about essential oils is the ability to make all sorts of DIY recipes, including your favorite blends! Making your own blend in a roller bottle is a great way for easy application, traveling on the go, and day to day use! It also helps all your oils last and go a long way. You can come up with great rollers such as your favorite perfume, calming blend for both you and/or kids, a blend for focus, skin care, etc!


It’s always better to use glass when making your DIY oily things in order to keep the oils free of any degradation due to improper storage and leaking of any chemicals from plastic containers). The most common size roller bottle used is 10ml.

Here is a good one we like to use: https://amzn.to/2RMiDfV

You can also use an empty YL EO bottle and add a roller top (that YL also sells) to use for your DIY roller bottle: 


How to Dilute:

When making your roller bottle, you want to dilute your essential oils in order to make your oils last a long time. Diluting doesn’t take away from the potency of the essential oil, it’s just mixing it with a “carrier oil” (AKA a fatty oil from the seed of the plant).

Here are our favorite carrier oils to use to dilute:
• YL V6 vegetable oil complex
• Fractionated coconut oil
• Organic jojoba oil (great for face/skin)
• Extra Virgin Olive Oil

And here’s a great useful guide to follow when it comes to diluting oils (referencing the 10ml bottle):

Oil drop dilution percentage:
1 drop — makes up 0.5% of bottle
2 drops — 1%
4 drops — 2%
6 drops — 3% 10 drops — 5% 20 drops —10% 50 drops — 25%

Once you add your oil drops of choice to match your preferred dilution percentage, fill the rest of the bottle with a carrier oil!


Funnel for carrier oil: https://amzn.to/3pHBIfE

Dropper: https://www.youngliving.com/en_us/products/glass-droppers

You can also add some pretty stones and/or flower petals to add some beauty to your bottle!

If you have a favorite roller recipe, share below with us!

#2️⃣ OF 2️⃣1️⃣ Days of How To’s

💙How to make a Balm💙

Young Living has some amazing balms for us; like the Chest Rub, Animal Scents, Rose Ointment, etc. but sometimes it is fun to make your own for specific needs.
So, let’s learn all the things about balms!! They make it super easy to apply oils because they are already prediluted and mixed up for whatever purpose we intend to use them for! No rounding up all your oils every time you need to use them!

💙Here is how to make a Balm👇🏻

All you need is a mason jar (or grab a cute jar from amazon https://amzn.to/3fgcP7j), a fatty oil, and your oils! I prefer to use coconut oil because it is solid, which makes it easy. Make sure you use organic, unrefined, cold pressed coconut oil!

Here are the easy instructions:

1. melt your coconut oil on low heat
2. pour in your mason jar once melted, wait for it to cool a bit...you don't want to add the oils when your coconut oil is hot because it will ruin the properties of your essential oils. when it cools to touch, its safe to add your essential oils.
3. add your oils
4. put the balm in your fridge to harden

💙Some Balm Recipes for you👇🏻

💪🏻muscle rub- use this on your muscles and joints
10 drops panaway
10 drops peppermint
10 drops valor
1/4 cup coconut oil
(If you don’t have all these oils then sub in some other oils)

🧴skin cream - use this when your skin need some extra love
10 drops frankincense
10 drops lavender
10 drops melrose
2 drops helichrysum or geranium
1/4 cup coconut oil

Do you have any other balm recipes you use? Share them with us👇🏻

#3️⃣ of the “How To’s” Series

💙 How to make a spray

I love making Sprays with my essential oils. Sure, we can diffuse our oils all day long, but if you are looking for more of a direct and versatile way to use these oils, sprays are the way to go! You can literally come up with endless ideas and recipes for your DIY sprays. Sprays for your linens, sprays for the stinky workout bag, sprays for your pillow, sprays for the room, sprays for the bugs, sprays for your hair👱🏼‍♀️

The list can go on and on!

💙 How to make a Spray👇🏻

• Fill a 4oz glass spray bottle (can find on Amazon) with purified water
• Add a pinch of salt (emulsifier) or splash of alcohol free witch hazel
• Add your favorite oils
Here are a few recipes for spray; add your water and emulsifier and these oils👇🏻

• 15 drops Lavender
• 15 drops Peace and Calming • 5 drops Cedarwood

• 10 drops thieves • 5 drops Lemon

• 10 drops Citronella
• 10 drops Lemongrass • 10 drops Purification • 10 drops Lavender

• 15 drops Purification

• 15 drops Cedarwood
• 15 drops Rosemary
• 10 drops Lavender

•  10 drops Eucalyptus • 10 drops Lavender

• 15 drops Bergamot • 15 drops Orange
• 15 drops Lavender

• 15 drops Joy
• 15 drops Bergamot • 10 drops Grapefruit

Which spray above is calling your name?
Do you have another recipe to share??👇🏻

#4️⃣ of our “How to Series”

🏮How to mix your own blend

Diffusing is so much more than just making a room smell good. Diffusing oils help support the body’s natural healing responses. Diffusing can assist in immune support, emotional support, a restful night’s sleep, keeping your home purified by keeping the harmful grossness away, and so much more.
The immune blend consists of choosing any 1-2 of these:
• Thieves
• Immupower
• Frankincense
• Lemon
• Purification • Tea Tree
• Melrose
• Cassia

💨 Respiratory Support
• Raven
• RC
• Peppermint
• Dorado Azul
• Eucalyptus (for the adults)
• Sniffleease


NEVER underestimate the power of diffusing oils when it comes to mood and emotional well being. Our sense of smell is directly intertwined and connected to the exact places in our brain that are responsible for emotional response and regulation. Have you ever smelled a certain smell that took you to a place of relaxation or triggered a happy memory for you? That’s because of our fabulous amygdala. Our olfactory nerve is directly connected to this part of our brain that stimulates memory and emotional triggers.

Don’t knock it till you try it! Next time you’re feeling down in the dumps or just not yourself, grab some oils and get to diffusing!

Typically, most oily users will grab 1-2 oils and add 4-5 drops of each into the diffuser. If you can’t think of what to use, go for the name of the oil! Remember, they were specifically formulated to assist the body’s functioning and response to what they were named after! An example would be: If you’re feeling stressed out, grab Stress Away! If you’re feeling mentally blocked, grab Clarity YL makes it so easy!

Some favorite emotional supporting oils are:
• Joy
• Valor
• Peace and Calming
• Stress Away
• Acceptance
• Highest Potential
• Gratitude
• Envision
• Grounding
• Frankincense
• Surrender
• Release
• Motivation

 Whenever diffusing any of these oils, pause for a minute, take a few deep breaths, close your eyes and attach a favorite memory to this moment and smell. That way, each time you diffuse, your brain will trigger the happy memory and emotional response that you have trained it to recognize!

What’s your favorite oil to grab for emotional support??


Okay, so it really comes down to personal preference when diffusing for the smell good effect.  However, there are a couple of tips to get you started. Typically, when diffusing a more floral scent, you don’t want to go too overboard. You can balance many of the floral scents with something more citrus and/or woodsy smelling. For instance, you can add 3-4 drops of a floral and 1-2 drops of a citrus/woodsy smelling oil.

Here’s a quick guide to help decipher...

• Joy
• Geranium
• Yang Ylang
• Patchouli
• Jasmine
• Rose

• Lime
• Citrus Fresh
• Tangerine
• Grapefruit
• Lemon
• Lemon Myrtle
• Orange

• Northern Lights Black Spruce
• Sacred Mountain
• Idaho Blue Spruce
• Believe
• Pine
• Cypress

Man oh man, use them oils before bed! DIFFUSE DIFFUSE DIFFUSE! Grab 1-3 of any of these oils below, use 3-6 drops total, and find your favorite single and/or combo to set the tone for a great nighT’s sleep!

Favorite oils for bedtime:
• Lavender
• Valor
• Cedarwood
• Frankincense
• Peace and Calming
• Vetiver
• Roman Chamomile
• Gentle Baby
• White Angelica
• Rutavala

• Just like smelling certain seasonings while cooking to help you come up with what may work well together, it’s the same with picking out and trying oils to diffuse. Grab a few oils and take some whiffs. Try them out and see! Start out small then go from there! Be sure to write down to remember your favorite oily diffuser recipes!

• Remember to balance-- balance the floral with the citrus and woodsy
• Grab and decipher based on the names of the created blends
• Starting out, stick to around 5-6 drops and if using blends, equally distribute based on each
smell you prefer over the other
• Create a dropper bottle with your favorite blends and place it next to your diffuser for a quick grab!

What are some of your favorite blends to diffuse?

# 5️⃣ of our “How To” Series

How to clean your diffuser

How many of you clean your diffuser?
Let’s be honest, it’s easy to forget. HOWEVER, we really need to be wiping out our diffusers frequently, especially after diffusing oils that tend to be colored (like Blue Tansy) or tend to leave residue/resin behind (like good ole Myrrh). Wiping out frequently will help prevent any build-up. Doing a DEEP clean 1-2x a month is often suggested as well. A deep clean only takes a few minutes, but it will help make that diffuser last longer and will keep it running like new!

Emptying the diffuser
Rinse out with water and wipe clean with the sponge some come with or a soft cloth

DEEP CLEAN (1-2 times per month)-
•Fill the water reservoir halfway to the fill line with filtered water. You can even choose to add 10 drops of white vinegar if you like.
•Run the diffuser in a well-ventilated area for up to 5 minutes
•Turn off and unplug the diffuser
•Empty the diffuser
•Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol or thieves cleaner and clean the ultrasonic plate to remove any extra buildup.
•Rinse the reservoir with water; then wipe it clean and dry up excess water with a soft cloth.
•Another tip: Don’t overfill your diffuser, overfilling can put a strain on the motor.

Who’s ready to go clean out those diffusers? How often do you clean yours??

# 6️⃣ of our “How To” Series

How to make a 🏮Diffuser Bomb☄️

So we learned that you can blend different oils together to design your own favorite blends and one of my favorite ways to use oils is diffusing them💞. Because I use my diffusers so much, (I typically have at least 3 diffusers going at a time) opening up two or three different bottles of oils every time I load a diffuser gets a little time consuming.  One easy and convenient way to use and store some of our diffuser blend concoctions is in a dropper bottle! Having a dropper bottle with your favorite diffuser blend next to your diffuser will keep you from having to go back and forth to your oily cabinet when you want to diffuse. You can also keep a bottle next to your diffuser to store your diffuser water conveniently as well! (A NingXia Red bottle is perfect for this)😉

• First up, order a glass dropper bottle! Here’s a great set: https://amzn.to/3xeBr6n • Or repurpose your empty oils bottles and order just the droppers to fit them:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VL3FSKR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_1V3454F5DH5Z7MVNXKN4?psc=1

• Next up, grab the oils that make up your favorite blend and just how you would distribute your drops with each oil within the diffuser, you distribute each of your oils in the dropper bottle using the same ratio! Keep adding your oils evenly distributed until you fill your dropper bottle! Once your dropper bottle is filled, keep next to your diffuser to have handy and you won’t have to go searching for all your oils again! Easy peasy!

So, now you know how to make a
🏮Diffuser Bomb☄️ share with us your favorite diffuser blend or tip on using your diffuser in the comments👇🏻

#7️⃣ of our “How To” Series

How to use your roller fitment👇🏻

If your first purchase was a starter kit on the bottom layer of the box were two of these tricky little things -- at least they can seem tricky at first! These roller fitments can turn any oil you have into a roller, making it super easy to use! Sometimes it’s nice to get the straight, undiluted oil right on your skin. I love rollers and I find my hubby, George is more likely to use an oil if he can just roll it on😉

Here is a link to video I made to walk you through it👇🏻



Any one really but these are some oils I first popped a roller on👇🏻
• Frankincense - I roll on my face before bedtime to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and I find it helps me rest well💤
• Panaway - to roll straight onto muscles and joints💪🏻
• Stress away - I keep this in my purse for easy access on the go👜
• Peace and Calming - goes on the bottom of the grands feet at bedtime👣

💜Quick Tips:
•Remember to use the black top provided when you add the roller.
•If you need to take the roller off to use the oil in diffuser you can pop it off with the black cap.  

💚Did you know that you can also add a 10 pack of the roller figments to your Subscribe To Save or a Shop order!

💙Which oil are you adding your roller fitments to?

# 8️⃣ of our “How To” Series

❤️ How to make Thieves Cleaner

If you have not yet used the Thieves Cleaner, did you know it's actually the top selling product alongside Ningxia Red? Yup, not an oil, but a cleaner! And, there's a reason why! One bottle of Thieves Cleaner concentrate can be used to make multiple bottles of cleaner!


One of the best parts about the Thieves Household Cleaner is that it’s super concentrated so you can make the bottle last SO LONG! It’s plant-based with a punch! Just ONE bottle of Thieves cleaner is enough to make TWENTY-SEVEN 16oz spray bottles of household multi purpose cleaner! We use it every where in the house🏡

You can find more on the back of the bottle, but here are the main categories:

• regular all-purpose cleaning: 1 part Thieves (1 cap full) to 30 parts water(about 3 cups.) • heavy duty cleaning and degreasing: 1 part Thieves to 15 parts water.
• glass, windows and light cleaning: 1 part Thieves to 60 parts water.


🛀 THE BATHTUB: I am totally in love with outer nee Thieves Scrub; but for you DIY’ers - you can make a thick paste with Thieves household cleaner and baking soda (or mix your Thieves dishwasher detergent with Thieves cleaner--it makes an amazing paste!!). Apply to tub and scrub with a clean, soft cloth or sponge. Let sit 5 minutes and rinse clean.

🧼 THE FLOOR: mix 1/8 cup Thieves dish soap, 1/8 cup white vinegar, and 1 gallon warm water in a bucket. Use to mop floors. I love to add some pine essential oil or orange and lemongrass to my mixture as well for a lovely, fresh scent!

🚰 SINK AND COUNTER: combine 3 cups water and 1 capful Thieves household cleaner in a spray bottle. Spray surfaces liberally with solution and wipe clean.

🪞MIRRORS AND GLASS: combine 3 cups water, 5 drops citrus fresh, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 capful Thieves household cleaner in a spray bottle. Spray mirrors liberally with solution and wipe clean with a lint-free cloth. It's amazing!! No streaks!

🚽 TOILET: combine 1 cup water and 1 capful Thieves household cleaner in a spray bottle. Spray toilet bowl liberally, let sit for 15 minutes, then scrub with a brush. Flush to rinse. Wipe down seat and out surfaces with Thieves wipes. And for a deeper clean, use the same paste as listed above under "bathtub."
🗑 TRASH CAN: pour capful of Thieves household cleaner into trash can, fill with water, and let it sit for several hours. Pour out water and wipe dry. Put 3 drops citrus fresh or purification on a cotton ball and place at the bottom of trash can before replacing liner.

Where are my Thieves Household lovers out there??

# 9️⃣ of our “How To” Series

💊 How to make a capsule

So you may be asking...Oils? In a capsule?
Absolutely! YL oils are made of the highest quality of oils and if you’re looking to maximize general body absorption, taking oils via vegetable capsules is a great way to use! Any oils within the Vitality line are labeled for internal consumption. (Keep in mind, other oils have been safely used internally as well, but to stick with FDA compliancy, YL has labeled internal use oils under the vitality oils line.)


Capsules used are generally made from polysaccharides from a vegetable/ plant based source. The best utilized size to work with is 00, and YL actually sells capsules: https://www.youngliving.com/en_us/products/clear-vegetable-capsules

If we happen to be out of stock, you can also find them on Amazon or possibly your local health food store!

A couple of good general rules of thumb when making oily capsules (to ensure the best absorption and comfort during absorption) are:

1. Starting out, it may be best not to take on an empty stomach. Oils are fast absorbing and especially with spicier oils, taking with food, I find the best way to go.

2. Dilute with your favorite carrier oil! Many people use fractionated coconut oil or olive oil instead of regular coconut oil just because it stays at a liquid consistency and is easier to use. However, giving the coconut oil a good swish or two in your hand once you’ve closed the capsule should liquify it. Also, getting yourself a dropper may help once in liquid form! Everyone is different with diluting ratios but a good way to start is using a 3:1 ratio (3 drops of carrier oil to every 1 drop of EO of choice). Reminder: filling the longer half of the capsule will be way easier to fit all you need within the capsules.

Feel free to mix any blend of oils as well! For example, a trio combo that I take during pollen season is Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint! I put about 2 drops of each with olive oil.  

Who’s made oily concoctions in capsules? What’s your favorite combo to make??