Oily Life Hacks #1

Most of us enjoy the Young Living Lifestyle.  We have the Thieves Foaming Handsoap in every bathroom, we diffuse oils throughout our home, and we greatly enjoy the supplements from YL.  Pretty good right?  Absolutely!  But, what if we could do it better?  What are those little things that you want to know to enhance your YL Lifestyle? 

You are reading the first installment of Oily Life Hacks.  This series is designed to help you get the most out of YL every oil-loving day.  So, where do we start?  Do we talk about travel?  Not today, check in for a future installment for that one.  What about enjoying our oils with our kids?  Well, that could be a whole series in and of itself. 

What if today we can help you solve a problem that you will absolutely encounter if you use oils for any length of time?  What do we do with all those empty bottles?  Do you throw them away?  No!  Do you recycle them?  Yes, but not right now. 

If you’re like us, you end up with a bunch of empty bottles that you don’t’ want to get rid of.  We become oil bottle hoarders.  “What if there is another few drops in there?”  “What if I can’t get that oil anymore and I don’t want to forget the smell of it?”  “I’m sure there are a few molecules left. . .”  “I had some fond memories with that oil . . .”  Okay, the last quote you’re probably not thinking about with DiGize!  But what about something as simple as lavender?

Here is what we suggest that you do:

  1. Soak the bottles in purified room temperature or cold water (hot water will cause the oil to evaporate). Don’t be afraid to leave the dropper orifices and tops in there as well. 
  2. With clean hands or clean kitchen tongs, remove the bottles and, orifices, and tops after they’ve had a chance to sit for a while. Make sure to swish them around a little as you’re taking them out.
  3. Pour the water into a clean sealed container or water bottle (preferably glass) or simply straight into your diffuser.
  4. You can also pour the water into a mister/small sprayer for an awesome bedspread spray or simply something to spray around a room.
  5. If you just soaked one of your favorite bottles and like the colors, graphics, etc., put one of the roller stoppers in the bottle that comes in your Premium Starter Kit. You now have a happy vessel for a happy blend that you may want to create.  We use Harmony, Joy, White Angelica, and Valor (Yes, that’s a touchy subject) to create our “Happy Oil Blend.”
  6. You can also use the bottles for other thinks like storing seeds for the spring, etc. Get creative!
  7. With the bottles that you don’t want, that you don’t’ want to use for a roller, a blend, or anything else. Simply recycle them.  The planet will thank you and so will your spouse because your recycle bin will smell a lot better!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this first installment of Oily Life Hacks.  Stay tuned for more and feel free to leave a comment with suggestions on what you’d like to know about! 



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