Christmas Fun, Uncategorized

Girt Basket Ideas on a Budget

Are you looking for good, budget friendly gift ideas for Christmas? I put togther a few fun gift baskets for a variety of ages and people. I hope these help you get some ideas. Be sure to watch the video for more details in what is in them and where I shopped.


  • Favorite game
  • Candy
  • Soda
  • Popcorn


  • Family movie (If you can find a Christmas one even better)
  • Cotton Candy
  • Popcorn
  • Candy


  • Coffee
  • Blanket
  • Mug or Trvel Cup
  • Creamer
  • Cookies


  • Blanket
  • Bath Boms
  • Bath Salt
  • Manicure or Pedicure Set
  • Loofah
  • Lotion
  • Spa Masks


  • Coffee Pot, French Press, Cold Brew Kit
  • Coffee
  • Creamer
  • Mugs
  • Cookies


  • Sparkling Cider
  • Cheese
  • Sausage
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Chocolate
  • Romantic Movie

See what all is inside here and put your own togther.

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The Ultimate December Bundle!!!!

Are you ready for The Ultimate December Bundle? NOPE. I don’t think you are!!!! Over $885 worth of products for only $365! You can save $520 this December ONLY!

You‚Äôll get a diffuser, 17 oils, Lavender lotion (winter power house for moisturizing) Super C (immune system support), Life 9 Probiotic (because holidays and food = ūü§Ę,Thieves Cough drops (ahem) and cleaning and body care products that are perfect for getting ready for the holiday season while supporting your immune system, naturally and toxin free!

It includes:
– Dewdrop diffuser
– 5ml bottle of Thieves Vitality
– 5ml bottle of Lemon Vitality
– 5ml bottle of Peppermint Vitality
– 5ml bottle of Copaiba Vitality
– 5ml bottle of Digize Vitality
– 5ml bottle of Lavender
– 5ml bottle of Frankincense
– 5ml bottle of RC
– 5ml bottle of Purification
– 5ml bottle of Panaway
– 5ml bottle of Stress Away
– 5ml bottle of Oregano
– 15ml bottle of Thieves
– 15ml bottle of Lemon
– 15ml bottle of Sacred Frankincense
– 5ml bottle of Nutmeg
– 5ml bottle of Northern Lights Black Spruce
– Life 9 Probiotic
– Two bottles of Thieves Concentrated Household Cleaner
– Two bottles of Thieves Foaming Handsoap
– Two bottles of Thieves Waterless Hand Purifiers
– Two bottles of Thieves Spray
– Thieves Mouthwash
– Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste
– YL membership + access to our amazing community and supportive facebook groups
– PLUS $20 back in points to spend!



If you’re interested, let me know and I can walk you through the process.

Christmas Fun, DIY RECIPES

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas with Essential Oils


Looking for some good ideas for Christmas gifts? Want to share your love for essential oils with your family and friends? Then this class is for you!!! We will go over some fun DIY ‘s that you can make and give out. How about to your mail man or mail women, kids teachers, hairstylist, groomer, chiropractor, or whomever you want to say thank you for being there this past year. I can’t wait to make these and I hope y’all enjoy them too.

OK let’s get started

I love taking baths, especially on cold winter nights with a cup of hot tea. Plus they are great for detoxing. Add a bath bomb with Stress Away and you have one happy girl ūüôā


Does your skin get dry over the winter months? I know mine does and it’s no fun. This bath soak helps to soothe your dry skin making it feel nourished and moisturized again. Aaahhhhh


I know during the holidays when I get to the bedroom all I want to do is crash on my pillow and not move again for another 10 hours. But with the holidays also comes more parties and that means more makeup. I hate going to bed with my makeup on but I know when I’m tired it happens more then I like. These quick eye make up remover pads are great for those nights when I need to get my makeup off quickly before I crash out. Also they do it with no yucky chemicals!!!


Now this DIY takes a little more work and planing but the rewards are great. I think a few homemade hand soaps with some new hand towels is the perfect Christmas gift for someone, don’t you?


Oh my gosh I am so excited about this recipe. My kids love bubble bath but hate all the harsh chemicals in them. This is such a great gift to make your kids . You can add a couple plastic toys in the bottle and it makes it even more fun. Or keep it simple and give it to a friend.


We made some of these and hung them in our fake Christmas tree. So many people thought our tree was real because they could smell it. This is such a great way to make your home smell like a real one but still have the convenience of a fake one. Especially when you live in a dry climate and a real one only last a week ūüė¶


One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is make cookies and goodies to give away. I am not a big fan of the frosting covered cookies, although we have found a pretty amazing recipe, but I prefer to step out of the tradition cookies box and do different things. These next few post will give you some ideas to share Young Living in tasty treats. How about peppermint brownies made with the peppermint vitality oil!?! All I can say is YUM!!!!!!!

I think Santa might like these too.



If your looking for a great dish to take to that friends Christmas party, this is it. An Herb Cheeseball Spread. Not only is it delish infused with vitality oils, but what a great way to share about oils. WIN, WIN!!


Now with all the gifts made and the parties over, it’s time to snuggle up in front of the fireplace and sip a cup of Spiced Holiday Cider. Go ahead, you deserve it!


Of course, one last thing before we end this class, is to share some blends that are amazing for making your home smell like the Christmas Season with these amazing diffuser blends.

10 Diffuser Recipes-Square

I don’t know about y’all, but I am so excited for Christmas. I think I might be worse then my kids….. I hope this class made you excited to make some DIY presents for your family and friends. Maybe you can invite a couple girlfriends over and make a evening of it. If you are not a member with Young Living and came across this class, I’d love to help you out and have you join my team. I love helping fellow members walk their oily journey to better health and wellness. You can start your journey with this amazing Premium Starter kit that comes with 11 very versatile essential oils, a diffuser and lots of samples and extras. Please email me at if you have any questions or go to my link to sign up now. (Link in comment section) What ever you do, I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!


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Blog Posts, Natural makeup

Christmas Gift Ideas with a Twists


I know most of us are starting to think about Christmas gift ideas for our family and friends. I love giving gifts that will help people be healthier as well as something they will actually use. ¬†Let’s face it, we all have been given that one gift that our family member thought we would love but….lets just say it made a great white elephant gift. I love my mother-in-love but she is notorious for doing this to my husband. ¬†I totally understand why. My husband is probably one of the hardest people to shop for. ¬†His interests are so different and what he likes is so specific it makes it nearly impossible to buy for him.

I wanted to help y’all out with some great gift ideas that are a little outside of the normal. These gifts are good for you both for what they can do and for what they are NOT.




If you have been following my blog, you know we have been on a journey to a healthier lifestyle.  So much of what we put on us or in us is filled with harmful chemicals and toxins. Laws for the beauty industry are way behind. Very few of the ingredients in our beauty products have ever been tested.  When you compare what’s happen in the US to the European personal product industry, it’s scary. The European Union, over the past 2 decades had banned more then 1,300 chemicals from product formulas used in personal care products.  They have also restricted the levels of over 250 chemicals in their beauty products.  In that same time, the US has only done a partial ban on 11. Scary right.

So I put together a few categories to help cover everyone on your Christmas list not just gifts they love but gifts that are good for them.


Red Apple Products are
Gluten Free
Allergen Free
Paraben Free
Cruelty Free
No GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms)
Corn Free
Nut Free
Fragrance Free
Soy Free
Lead Free
AND Toxin Free!  Pretty cool right.  If your a guy that has no idea what colors to pic, maybe a gift card for Red Apple might be a good choice for you.

Here are a few of my favorite products from them.


I am in LOVE with Red Apple lipstick and lip liner. ¬† It has out preformed my old traditional full of chemicals lipsticks. ¬†My favorite color is Secret. ¬†It ¬†gives just the right amount color for this lay back girl. ¬†For fancier times, I love Gypsy. ¬†It gives me that darker color but without me feeling painted. ¬†Remember I’m a pretty laid back country girl ūüėČ ¬† I have loved all the colors I have tried and wear them daily. Red Apple gives you a 6 month money back guarantee as well as a great selection of samples that you can buy to see what color you like best. That’s pretty amazing!


RED APPLE eye shadow

In the past, I didn’t wear eye shadow because it would end up burning my eyes. ¬†That is no bueno!! No one wants to be on a nice night out and have their eye start watering and burning. ¬†I just stopped wearing eye shadows all together until I tried RAL. ¬†Now I can get all dolled up and not look like a balling mess by time the appetizers arrive. This is HUGE for me. ¬†I love to wear makeup and now I can. ¬†I feel pretty oh so pretty…..


Don’t worry guys, if you’re not good at wrapping, RAL send their products in these cute bags that will require no additional wrapping. ¬†WIN WIN right!?!



This past year my daughter wanted to start playing with makeup. ¬†I don’t mind her doing this but when I read about all the junk in makeup I want to be sure she would be using a safe makeup. ¬†It is scary to hear how many chemicals our teens are exposed to by just putting on 5 body care or make products. ¬†After hearing this, I chose to only get her good products to play with. ¬†I figured it’s better to train her now about the importance of choosing healthy, safe products.

Red Apple lipgloss

These two colors have become my daughters favorites.  Twinkle Toes and Tiny Dancer.  We actually fight over Tiny Dancer.  Plus what cute names!!!


RAL Eye Shadow

Since my daughter is still young, I choose a couple light shaded of eye shadow for her. These two are great to add a little sparkle and color.  Buttercream and Porcelain


I don’t have any ideas for guys in this category, but don’t worry, I will get them covered in our other lists.

To purchase any of these Red Apple products,  you can go to their home page and for my special readers, I have a special  code YLCG10 to give you a little gift of 10% off.

Also be sure to follow them on your social sites to catch any deals they may have


If you’ve read even one of my previous blog post, you know that I love Young Living. ¬†I have a bunch of great ideas from them.

Gifts for the Ladies

Laundry Set

Wool dryer balls, a bottle of lavender essential oil and a bottle of Thieves Laundry soap.


I know some may think laundry products, not very romantic. However this could be a great gift for a friend, sister or mother. Dryer sheets, fabric softeners and laundry soaps are full of harmful of toxins.  I stopped using them years ago. This is a great way to remove those chemicals but still have amazing smelling clothes.  Now when I smell clothes that has been washed in traditional laundry products, I get a headache. To me that speaks volume to what is in those products. Want to learn more? Check out this post.

Art Skin Care

Young Living has the ART Skin Care System.¬† ART stands for ‚ÄėAge Refining Technology‚Äô.¬†The ART products are formulated with plant-based ingredients and essential oils.¬† I love that we have access to such effective, luxurious, NATURAL skincare without the harmful ingredients found in almost all other skin care systems! I’m sure that special lady in your life would love it too.


Vitality Herbal Essential Oils


The Vitality dietary essential oil line, which as of now includes 32 essential oils, gives you a whole new way to discover the versatility of Young Living’s pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils! Cooking with these oils has been so much fun.  From Blueberry Lemon Vitality oil pancakes, to Black Bean and Corn Salsa made with Lime Vitality oil, my whole family can tell the difference in the taste of our food when we cook with these essential oils.  Pair with a new set of  cute dish towels and you have the perfect gift for that foodie in your life.

Water Bottle and Vitality Oil

My hubby bought me this bottle and I love it. It is a stainless steel double wall bottle that keeps my water cold for hours. ¬†It is great for using with my citrus Vitality Oils because it is not made with plastic which is a big no no. ¬†When it comes to citrus oils, you never want to use them in plastic bottles, so this is perfect. ¬†Now I not only ¬†won’t break it when I drop it, (I do that a lot)but I drink more water because it tastes amazing with my ¬†Vitality Essential ¬†oil in it. A couple of my favorites are Lemon and Grapefruit.


Christmas Spirit & a Diffuser

This essential oil smells AMAZING!!!! It mixes all the smells of Christmas in a bottle and just makes our home smell merry and bright. Plus the Aria diffuser is such a beautiful piece of art in its self, you cant go wrong with this combo.


A Young Living Premium Starter Kit


For the creme de la creme of gifts, the premium starter kit would be that gift. I don’t know anyone that wouldn’t love a kit of essential oils and a diffuser. ¬†OK I’m sure there are people that would rather have something eles, but I wish everyone was using these oils. ¬†They have done SOOOOO much for my family I just want to shout it from the roof tops!!!

Gifts For The Men in Your Life

Nirto, NingXia Red and PanAway


If your guy likes to work out, these 3 items are a must have.

Nitro is great for before a work out.  NingXia Nitro is an all-natural way to increase cognitive alertness, enhance mental fitness, and support overall performance. Its benefits are derived from a wide range of powerful cognitive enhancers, including a proprietary blend of pure black pepper, nutmeg, vanilla, chocolate, yerba mate, spearmint, and peppermint essential oils. Combined with these therapeutic-grade essential oils, Bioenergy Ribose improves physical performance, speeds up recovery, and increases overall energy reserves. Other supportive ingredients, such as B vitamins, green tea extract, choline, and Korean ginseng, are added to sharpen the mind and invigorate the senses. NingXia Nitro is a simple and convenient way to become more focused, support mental acuity, and enhance physical performance. Heck, I love this stuff too.

NigXia Red will help your body recover after a work out. NingXia Red is a delicious superfruit beverage that combines whole Ningxia wolfberry puree; a superfruit blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices; natural stevia extract; grape seed extract; pure vanilla extract; and Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils.

PanAway essential oil blend is a proprietary blend of helichrysum, wintergreen, clove, and peppermint designed to relieve muscle soreness and tension.  If you have localized soreness after gardening, working out, or any other physical activity, PanAway is your friend. This proprietary blend is made of Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils that penetrate the skin and soothe soreness after strenuous activity. Gary Young created the blend after a severe injury to his leg. It can be used to relieve sore muscles and enhance overall well-being.

Gifts for the tween, teen and college kids

Orb Diffuser and Stress Away Essential Oil

I don’t know about you, but homework can be stressful, so why not an Orb diffuser and a bottle of Stress Away. This diffuser conveniently plugs into a USB port and is ready to rock. ¬†Pair that with a bottle of Stress Away, and homework maybe just a little more enjoyable.


 Young Living Lip Balm

This lip balm is the BOMB. ¬†At first I thought it was crazy to spend $4 on a lip balm, but ¬†when I got it, I understood why. ¬†I don’t have to put it on as often because it just stays on my lips. ¬†I use to apply at least hourly but know I apply maybe twice a day. These are great for stocking suffers too.


Orange Blossom Face Wash & Satin Facial Scrub

I think these 2 are must have for every young person. The Orange Blossom Face Wash and the Satin Facial Scrub are great gift ideas.  Both are perfect for keeping your youthful skin glowing and healthy without all the horrible chemicals in traditional facial products.


Northern Lights Black Spruce

This oil has a smell that appeals to almost everyone.  It is on my hubbies favorites list and mine too.  It evokes a spirit of adventure for me and I love how when I smell it I want to go have more adventures.


So there you go, my recommendations for Healthy Christmas Presents for the whole family.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the Young Living items, here is a link to  get you to the site.  You can sign up as a wholesale member and get the amazing Premium Starter Kit or just buy want you want at a retail member.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a blessed night.

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‚ô° Disclaimer ‚ô°
Red Apple sent me the products above, but I all the thoughts and review about them are my own. They are one of my personal fav natural brands and I purchase from them frequently. ‚ô°