Gift Idea #30 Christmas Tree Reed Diffuser Glass Ornament

These Christmas tree reed diffuser ornaments are easy and inexpensive gifts to make.  But don’t just gift them to others…purchase a couple of extra boxes of glass ornaments and make enough to hang on your own tree, wreath and garland.

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Gift #6 Essential Oil-Infused Sugar Scrub

Essential Oil-infused Sugar Scrub – yet another reason you will love your premium starter kit. Get started here. Http://bitly.com/Penny-YL

Need a gift for someone who is on their feet all day (a teacher, nurse, mom)? This essential oil infused sugar scrub is a gift that will give their feet a little TLC. This Sugar Scrub will exfoliate and moisturize leaving their feet soft, smooth and smelling great.

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Gift #4 Bookmark With Diffuser Tassel

Frankincense, was one of the three treasured gifts that the wise men gave the baby Jesus. Let your church friends and religion teachers know how treasured they are to you. Give them a bookmark with a diffuser tassel and add some drops of Frankincense to one of the sample oil bottles from your starter kit. This oil is spiritually uplifting, good for prayer time, meditation or bible reading.Read More »

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

A couple of years ago, I asked my husband for the Young Living Premium Starter Kit for my birthday. I had read some amazing things from people who were using them and I wanted to begin my “oily” journey. Since then, my husband and I have made many wonderful changes in our lives. We learned about toxic chemicals that were in many of the products we used daily and have switched to the wonderful Young Living products. My only regret is that I hadn’t started my journey sooner.

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Transplant Time

20170924_124232[1]I’ve sown my seeds, they are growing, and I am looking forward to transplanting them outdoors. But, are they ready to transplant? If I transplant them too early they will have a tough time adjusting to their new environment and may die. If I wait too long, they can become root bound in their container. When it comes to deciding when to transplant seedlings, I consider them ready to transplant when they have two to four true leaves.Read More »

A Time to Plant

envisionWhere do you want to plant your seeds? You can plant your seeds outdoors, directly into the garden or you may want to plant them indoors. Seeds planted outdoors may be more vulnerable to disease, insects, and bad weather. I prefer to plant my seeds indoors. I use a seed starting tray, but you can also use small containers with drainage holes.  It is a good idea to clean them first. I like to avoid toxic cleaners so I clean mine with plant based Thieves household cleaner. Whether you sow your seeds directly into the soil outdoors or start them indoors, it requires the same basic elements… soil, water, and light.

Soil

If you are planting your seeds outdoors, you will want healthy organic soil made of decaying materials such as leaves, grass clippings and compost. The soil should be fluffy and hold moisture, but also drain well. Healthy plants grow in healthy soil.

When planting seeds indoors, I fill clean containers with a seedling mix made of peat moss, and perlite to hold enough water and allow oxygen to flow.

Water

Whether you plant your seeds indoors or outdoors, your seeds need to be kept moist.  I prefer to use rain water that I collect in rain barrels to avoid chlorine from the city water.

Light

Once your seeds sprout they will need plenty of  light. When growing indoors I use grow lights that simulate the full spectrum of the sun. I leave them on for 12 – 15 hours per day.  This helps my seedlings grow as strong and healthy as they would in true sunlight.

Planting your seeds in the soil and watering them is the easy part.  Waiting patiently and attentively is the hard part.

Our Little Lesson from the garden: Words are seeds. What are you planting? Positive words bring positive growth. Speak positively. Laugh. Love. Dream. Envision the future.

My oil of the day is Envision.   It’s scents stimulate my feelings of creativity and resourcefulness, encouraging renewed faith in the future and the strength necessary to achieve dreams.

-Penny