First, I have to say the party was super fun! Everyone loves to take something home with them. Most people I have told about essential oils are eager to try them in some way and this is a great way to do that.
Second, it is a great way to introduce people to essential oils - even if they are a little unsure or just don't know much about them.
Third, these products are awesome, safe and make great gifts to give for birthdays and Christmas.
This was my first make and take, so I learned a lot. In our home, it makes sense to keep the party somewhat small even with a make and take, because you need space to make all your goodies.
We made foaming hand soap, non-toxic bug repellant and lip balm. I found many great recipes online. You can find some really easy ones at Homemade Mommy. I also found lots of other recipes on Pinterest. You can find my Young Living Pinterest board here.
I took several of these recipes and made a few tweaks of my own to accommodate what I had on hand.
I really wanted to make a sunscreen because the chemicals in sunscreen are one of my biggest concerns, but I couldn't get my hands on enough carrot seed oil to make enough for the group.
I had four guests and each guest paid $10 for the cost of supplies used. Each person went home with a 5 oz. bug repellant, 8 oz. foaming soap and 2 tubes of lip balm. I have to say, this lip balm is awesome. You should go make some right now. Right now.
My mom is a big user of a popular lip balm that is considered to be more healthy. The ingredients list actually looks pretty good to me, although I'm no expert; however, at $3 bucks each, it can become expensive to stock the entire family. And mom likes one in the car, one in the purse, one in the living room, one in the bathroom, one by her bed, and one by her desk.
With the ingredients we used on our lipbalm, these are about $1 each. They make great gifts, and you can make them in any oily flavor you like.
If you haven't checked out some of these recipes, follow the links above. You will love what you find, especially if you enjoy making your own stuff. Our 9 year old helped me in the party - and she LOVED making her own lip balm, soap and bug spray. So fun!
Everyone was able to choose the oils they wanted to use from the oils that I have on hand. They loved smelling all the different oils and learning about what they're used for.
One person at the party commented that she just spent $8 on a bottle of hand soap for her kid's bathroom because it was a healthier soap. Our foaming hand soap cost about $3 per bottle. And you can pronounce every single ingredient and know exactly what you're putting on your skin.
Here are the recipes for you to try!
You can learn more about Young Living Essential Oils here.
If you want to know more, leave me a comment. I'd love to hear from you!