Monday, November 6, 2017

Holiday Class: Recipes for Cocoa, Truffles, Orange Garland, Play Dough, Bath Soak, Ornaments, Room Fragrance, Egg Nog, Winter Wassail and More

Welcome to class!


Hi friends!!! We are so so excited to bring you this class tonight! We love the holidays so much, and there is so much festive cheer about to come your way!! So go fill your diffusers with some Christmas Spirit and join us for this class filled with some fun DIYs and recipes, winter wellness tips, and all the oily holiday inspiration! We may even have some Christmas music playing in the background behind these screens!!

Tell us—where are you joining in from tonight?!?!


Here are some of our favorite products to support our immune systems during the winter months!! As the air gets colder and the days get shorter, we can use all the extra support we can get!! 

Here are some of our oily must-haves!

RC—our favorite friend for respiratory support. Combine it with lemon and thieves in the diffuser or mixed in some coconut oil and rubbed on your chest. SO GOOD!

Frankincense—the powerhouse! Frank supports all the things. Immune booster, emotionally grounding, skin support! Seriously, all the things wrapped up in one!!

Thieves—hello immune booster! If you aren’t putting this on your feet and your kiddo’s feet daily, you should!! Seriously, this is your everything oil when it comes to all things immune support! I can’t imagine going through the winter (or a single day!) without it! I always stock up!!!

Breathe Again roller—all the respiratory support in a convenient and easy roller! This goes on our chest everyday for some extra support!

Lemon—this is just a great all around oil! Diffuse it to cleanse the air. Put a drop or two of lemon vitality in your water. Great immune support!

Eucalyptus Radiata—the best relief!! Put a few drops in the bottom of your shower before hopping in, and you wont be disappointed!

What are some of your winter must-have oils?!


We’ve talked about our oily must-haves, but let’s talk about some of our other favorite products for immune support!

Inner Defense—This supplement is everything! Inner Defense and Master Formula are great ways to have the strongest possible immune system so that you can power through new germ exposure and all that goes on with a change in the climate! I grab Inner Defense immediately if I feel something coming on!

Master Formula—we already mentioned it, but seriously, this is like all that great multivitamin everything that you need in your life each day!! This is the best for maintaining wellness and giving your body what it needs everyday 

Ningxia Red—can we talk about immune support without mentioning our favorite red juice?! I don’t think so!! This is one of the best investments for your health—trust me!! Use it for immune support, to be proactive against all the germs coming our way, for energy, antioxidants, supports brain health, supports joint health, supports hormone health, blood sugar support, curb sugar cravings—I mean, NEED I SAY MORE?!

Life 9—gut health is super important when it comes to your immune system!! Up to 80% of our immune system resides in our gut, so it’s super important that we give our guts what they need! Taking a daily probiotic and flooding your body with healthy bacteria can go such a long way to protect your immune system!

What are some of your favorite products for immune support?!?


It’s one of my favorite things to be able to give this gift of wellness to so many others! The holiday season provides so many opportunities to be able to get these products into the hands of the people that I love so that they can experience them for themselves!

Here are some great gift ideas for you!

For your friends—consider a desert mist diffuser, some of the beautiful Savvy lipglosses, Mirah shave oil, harmony, lavender and stress away bath bombs!

For your new mom friends—Seedlings baby wipes and baby oil, the Kidscents shampoo, Joy, Lavender, Gentle Baby—there are so many great choices! The possibilities are endless!

For your friends that love working out—Deep relief roll on, Ortho Ease massage oil, Panaway, Tranquil roll-on

For the kid’s in your life—the Dino Land or Dolphin Reef diffuser (they are so fun!!), grapefruit oil, Peace & Calming, Kidscents oils, etc.

Or consider making some gifts for friends! I love to make wellness rollers for people in my life, oil-infused bath salts in a cute mason jar, body butter—whatever it takes to get these products I love into the hands of the people that I love!

What oily gifts are you giving this season?!


There are so many products to choose from to gift our friends and family—so many little stocking stuffers that make great gifts!! I give away the Young Living lipbalm to people like they are candy, either in the set or split up. The rollers also make wonderful stocking stuffers—Breathe Again, Tranquil, Deep Relief, Stress Away. I mean, who wouldn’t want those?! Some bath bombs or a Savvy lipstick! Chocolessence—cause who doesn’t want some dark chocolate infused with essential oils?! Personal mist diffuser, holiday room spritz, Thieves mints, Savvy minerals holiday collection… Seriously, there are so many choices!

What stocking stuffers are you giving away?!


I don’t know about you, but the holidays always seem to bring me some fun some opportunities to get all glammed up! And with Savvy minerals makeup, Young Living makes it super easy!! 

With so many foundation colors to get your color perfect—from light coverage to full. So many beautiful bronzers and blushes. Eyeshadows and eyeliner and multitasker and MASCARA! There are so many choices!

Here are some of my favorite makeup products for a fun, glammed up look! The new Savvy holiday set comes with four AMAZING eyeshadow colors for all the glitz and glamour, whether for a daytime look to a full-on night out on the town look! And the Rockin’ lip gloss is the perfect burst of color for this festive time of year! Also loving the Maven and Journey lip gloss colors! Lipstick colors to suit your every mood! I mean, literally all we need, right at our disposal!

And all the makeup is toxin free, and free of talc, bismuth, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, and synthetic colorants. WINNING!

What are some of your favorite Savvy products?!


Buddy the Elf may be all about spreading Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear, but I also think you can spread that good cheer with some fun holiday-inspired diffuser blends as well!!

Here are some of my favorites!

Candy Cane:
5 drops peppermint
3 drops stress away

Gingerbread Cookies:
3 drops ginger
3 drops cinnamon bark
2 drops clove
1 drops nutmeg

Silent Night:
5 drops cedarwood
3 drops stress away

Oh Christmas Tree:
4 drops pine
2 drops Idaho blue spruce
2 drops cedarwood

Apple Cider:
4 drops thieves
2 drops orange
1 drop nutmeg

Cozy by the Fire:
3 drops Cinnamon bark
2 drops orange
1 drop clove
1 drop nutmeg

What are you favorite holiday inspired diffuser blends?!


Is it really the holiday season without some warm, festive drinks to hold in our hands?! This is a recipe that kids and adults alike will love!!


4 cups unsweetened almond, dairy, or other milk of your choice
8 TBSP unsweetened cocoa
1 TSP vanilla extract
4 teaspoons honey, or more to taste
4 drops Peppermint vitality essential oil
Optional: Add some strong coffee or espresso to turn this into a tasty peppermint mocha!


Heat 4 cups of milk in a saucepan on medium-high heat
Add 8 TBSP of unsweetened raw cocoa, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 4 tsp honey; whisk until smooth.
When warm, remove from heat and stir in 4 drops Peppermint vitality essential oil.
Serve and enjoy! Serves four!

Who’s making some peppermint hot chocolate?!?!?


This is one of my favorite holiday treats!! I look forward to some egg nog each and every season! It is so flavorful, and that delicious hint of nutmeg just makes me swoon! And you can make from scratch incorporating your essential oils!

6 large eggs
1 cup sugar
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
6 drops Nutmeg vitality
optional: ½ cup to 1 ½ cup bourbon, rum, or cognac


1. Separate the eggs, placing the yolks in one bowl and the whites in another. Cover the whites and refrigerate until needed (or freeze if aging the eggnog for longer than a day).
2. Whisk the yolks with the sugar: combine the yolks and the sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk by hand, or with a mixer, until the mixture is smooth and creamy, and it has lightened to a lemon-yellow color.
3. Whisk in the milk, cream, and liquor (if using): pour the milk, cream, nutmeg vitality, and liquor into the bowl with the egg mixture and whisk until combined.
4. Cover and refrigerate: cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. The more liquor you add, the longer it will keep—non-alcoholic eggnog should be consumed within a day. Eggnog with liquor will last up to a week.
5. Whisk the egg whites: just before serving, whisk the reserved egg whites in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer at high speed until the whites form stiff peaks.
6. Fold the egg whites into the eggnog: transfer the beaten egg whites to the bowl with the eggnog and gently fold or stir the whites into the base—this gives the eggnog a frothy, extra-creamy texture. Some of the egg whites will also float to the top, like a cappuccino foam.
7. Serve the eggnog: transfer the eggnog to a pitcher or punch bowl. Serve in individual glasses. Optional: grate additional nutmeg over the top.

Serves six! It is festive and fun sure to be a delight for yourself and any guest 


Sharing a steaming cup of wassail with friends and family is a great way to celebrate the holiday season. This festive beverage can be made even better with the inclusion of the delicious flavors of Clove, Cinnamon Bark, and Tangerine essential oils! Try and make this essential-oil infused recipe to set the mood for any holiday season.


6 cups Apple Cider/Apple Juice
2 cups Pineapple Juice
5 drops Clove Vitality essential oil
5 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil
5 drops Tangerine Vitality essential oil

Optional ingredients:

(try one or a mixture of any of the below)

4 TBSP dried wolfberries
1-2 Slique Tea bags
2 oz. Ningxia Red
2 drops Ginger Vitality essential oil
2 drops Nutmeg Vitality essential oil


Add all ingredients to a 3-quart pot. Turn stove to medium/high and heat until hot. Serve and enjoy!

For added benefit, set the pot to simmer to keep your home smelling festive throughout the day. You may need to add 1-2 drops of additional oils if the mixture stays on the burner for many hours—as you are essentially diffusing these ingredients into the air.

I love drinking wassail during the holiday season! It is so festive and so tasty!!

Do you think you’ll try it?!


Are you ready for a treat that’s rich, chocolaty, and has a seasonal twist? This recipe is simply perfect to impress your guests during the holidays! 


6 ounces dark chocolate (at least 50 percent cacao), finely chopped
1 TBSP coconut oil
1 TBSP YL yacon syrup
1/3 cup coconut milk
Pinch of sea salt
2 drops Cinnamon Bark vitality
2 drops Ginger vitality
1 drop Clove vitality
1 drop Nutmeg vitality
Unsweetened cocoa powder for rolling


1. Place the chopped chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and set aside.
2. Combine the coconut oil, yacon syrup, coconut milk, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer (do not boil).
3. Pour mixture over reserved chopped chocolate. Let stand 1-2 minutes, and then stir gently until completely melted and smooth.
4. Stir in the vitality oils.
5. Refrigerate until mixture is just set, about two hours.
6. With a small scoop or spoon, make 12 balls, rolling each between the palms of your hands to smooth.
7. Place about ¼ cup of cocoa powder in the bottom of a shallow plate or dish. Roll each truffle in the cocoa until coated.
8. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to firm and serve.
9. Truffles can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 weeks; let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before serving.

My mouth is watering just thinking about these!!!! Any other chocolate lovers out there?!


Have you seen the new holiday catalog?! Goodness, there are so many amazing products out there to celebrate this holiday season!!

Here are some of the things that I am LOVING!

+ The Essential blends set—comes with thieves, citrus fresh, deep relief, and joy! Makes the perfect gift for loved ones (or yourself!)
+ Lip balm set—they are all great, but HELLO VANILLAMINT!
+ Yoga kit!!
+ Animal scents cat treats (gotta have some love for our kitties!) and the animal scents dental chews!
+ Bath bombs relaxation set!
+ New makeup brushes!! They are seriously the softest and most amazing makeup brushes that I have ever used!!
+ Chocolessence—DARK CHOCOLATE INFUSED WITH ESSENTIAL OILS! Can you sense my excitement?!?!? THE BEST THING EVER!
+ AromaSpinner set
+ Gentle mist personal diffuser
+ Holiday room spritz
+ Savvy minerals holiday collection
+ Black spruce and white light scent sets
+ Vitality tea sets

I mean, there are just so many amazing options both for gifts, and to bring even more holiday cheer into our homes!

Have you seen the new holiday catalog yet?! What did you order?!


This is one of my favorite things to do every year—make a holiday garland from dried oranges (and you can use other citrus fruits as well!) infused with essential oils! Not only does it look so beautiful and festive, but it smells amazing! And it is so easy to make!! 

Slice a few oranges about ¼ to ½ inch in thickness. Arrange them on a non-stick surface or parchment paper. Pour 2-3 drops of essential oils on each orange slice (I love to do thieves, clove, or cinnamon bark!) Set them in a cool oven and turn the temperature onto the lowest setting your oven will allow. Leave the slices in the oven for about 5 hours, then shut the oven off and leave the oranges in there overnight or until completely cool. They will be fairly dry, but will continue to dry out over time. You don’t want to over dry them in the oven cause they can start to burn!

Once they are dry, string them with some twine, and hang them in your home for some holiday cheer 


Here’s a fun way to get in the holiday spirit and have some fun with the kids!! Make some peppermint play dough!!!


2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 cups water
2 TBSP oil
4 TSP cream of tartar
Canned beets or red food coloring
Peppermint essential oil

Put all of these ingredients except the peppermint oil in a medium saucepan and stir constantly until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the pan (about ten minutes).

Divide the dough in half, using either the juice from the canned beets or red food coloring to color half the dough. I love to leave the other dough the natural color, and it looks like a candy cane!! Of course, you can always use additional colors to get the desired results. Add in four drops of peppermint into dough half and work it through!! Smells so good as the kid’s play!

Some other fun options for play dough: Christmas spirit, Thieves, Orange

Who is going to make some play dough?!?!


This is a fun activity to do with your kids, or on your own to bring some festive cheer to your home! Go out and gather some pine cones. Make sure they are clean before laying them on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake at 200 degrees F in oven for 30 minutes. Wait for them to cool and transfer to a gallon sized Ziploc bag. Add about 30 drops of your favorite essential oils and leave bag sealed for 1-2 weeks. The longer you wait, the stronger the smell. Place out just in time for your holiday celebrations!!


There is nothing so fun as creating some fun holiday traditions that can get the whole family involved!! Here is an awesome DIY tutorial on making your own ornaments infused with your favorite essential oils!!

Here are the supplies you need:

+ Terra-cotta air dry clay (you can get it at any craft store, or on amazon!)
+ Parchment paper
+ Rolling pin
+ Holiday cookie cutters
+ Stamps for ceramics or clay
+ Bamboo skewer
+ Ribbon, twine, or other decorative string
+ Essential oils of your choice—Christmas Spirit, Cinnamon Bark, Frankincense, Pine, Clove, and Orange are great holiday oils!


Spread out a length of the parchment paper
Roll the clay out until you’re satisfied with the thickness: we recommend 1/3 inch or thicker.
Cut the clay with cookie cutters
Use stamps to make designs and oil wells in the ornaments
Use the skewer to carefully poke holes through the ornaments to thread ribbon for hanging.
Let the ornaments air dry for 48 hours.
Thread the ribbon through the hole, and add essential oil to the wells and allow it to soak in, and then hang!

Festive, fun, and smells so good!!! Do you like to make your own ornaments?!


Let’s be real—the holidays can be a stressful time of year. There always seems to be more to do, and sometimes we can use a bit of a break! What better than a bath? Soaking in the hot water with some Epsom salts and essential oils?!


You have to try this evergreen bath soak! Yes, it smells amazing and will make both you and your bathroom smell so festive! But these oils are also emotionally uplifting and soothing to tired and sore muscles.

What you need:

2 cups Epsom salts
5 drops Idaho Blue Spruce
5 drops Juniper

Add the drops directly to the salts, give the salts a little stir, and then mix into bath water!

Smells so dreamy and feels so good!!!

What are some of your favorite bath soak combinations?!


We were super excited to teach this class tonight because we just love the holiday season so so much! We hope that you learned a lot and have some new things to add to your holiday cheer, but we want to hear from you! What are some of your favorite holiday traditions, whether they be something you do now or something you used to do as a kid?!


Thank you so much for joining us for this class filled with so much holiday cheer! We hope this class has given you some fun ideas on preparing for the winter months, as well as stocking up on gifts and being holiday ready!!

What are you most looking forward to this holiday season?!

Have a great night, friends!!!

I am an independent distributor of Young Living.  Patti Friday Kennedy #12680967
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