If you want to create along with me for DIY Month every September (and all year round!), then you will need a handful of ingredients. I love to make my own household and beauty products! It can save money, give complete control over the ingredients included in products, and give the ability to create custom products tailored to each person's unique preferences. I'm definitely a DIY-er, so I have a shelf stocked with ingredients to help me create everything from my own shaving cream to tinted lip balm, and so much more. I am sharing this list of products with you so that you don't have to go hunt down everything yourself. I've done a pretty good job of finding the best quality for the best price and so this list should be helpful to you.
Most importantly!! IF you don’t have your essential oils yet, go get your premium starter kit HERE (YES that includes an awesome diffuser with 11 oils! Such a great deal!) If you need a little more info before you buy your essential oils, read here.
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This list is a great start to having a fully stocked DIY pantry.
Carrier Oils Needed:
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Kitchen/Household Items Needed:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Witch hazel (or vodka)
Corn starch/arrowroot powder
Kosher salt/Pink Himalayan Salt
Molds (for soapmaking and other things)
You can get your amber glassware from a couple of different places. It's recommended to use glass containers with Young Living Essential Oils. Got Oil Supplies has fantastic prices on all their amber glass bottles, fitments, etc. Even though you pay shipping it's usually less expensive than Amazon! Plus they ship orders super fast AND you can get fitments and sprayers that fit directly on your empty essential oil bottles, which is super cool if you like to re-use like I do! You can order from Got Oil Supplies at this affiliate link that says Check out our New Essential Oil Products Now >>>>
Or, obviously, Amazon has a ton of amber glass and other helpful containers to choose from and Prime is just so easy:
Mini Roller Bottles (love these!)
Amber Glass Spray Bottles
Foaming Soap Dispensers
4oz. Mason Jars With Lids (Get them at walmart--I cannot find any decently priced mason jars online. I have searched!)
If there is anything you feel should be added to this list just leave me a comment and I'll try to get it added! It's great to have a comprehensive list you can bookmark and find all your DIY needs easily as you need them.
I wanted a great basic muffin recipe that I could use as a base for adding many different flavors and with ingredients I usually have on hand!
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter with 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup applesauce
Optional 6 drops Vitality Essential Oil (Lime, Orange, Lemon, etc..)
Mix in dry ingredients until just combined:
1 & 2/3 cup flour (white, wheat, einkorn, whatever)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
Add in any other ingredients (dried fruit, nuts, etc..)
Bake at 350* until done (~25 minutes)
I love this recipe because it adapts to anything I want to make. Just a simple, basic muffin recipe that never fails. I've made peach muffins, key lime, lemon poppyseed, orange pecan cranberry, and I'm sure there will be more.
Tested and Approved! The 3 flavors below are YUMMY.
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