Cold weather season also means cold and flu season. Have you ever received a get-well soon care package from a loved one? If so, it most likely made you feel super special that someone was thinking of you. This DIY care package is made with essential oils and all-natural ingredients. If you like making handmade gifts, use essential oils (or are thinking about using them) keep reading for how to make a DIY all-natural get well soon care package. Download the free printable labels to create an easy handmade gift!
Disclaimer: This post is an extension of my own personal research and experience. It is not to be used in place of medical advice. The author disclaims all liability in relation to the use of this information. The statements made in this post have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). The information in this post is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information provided in this post is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with your physician, and should not be construed as medical advice. See my full disclaimer here.
If you want to learn more about essential oils and in-depth information about using them, be sure to check out my post, 12 Details You Need to Know Before You Start Using Essential Oils.
WHERE TO BUY ESSENTIAL OILS
I only use Young Living essential oils because the quality and their method of distilling produce the best essential oils available on the market today. In fact, Young Living has a Seed to Seal guarantee that surpasses any other oil company’s guarantee of the quality and purity of their oils. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’d rather pay a little more guaranteed quality oils than paying a little less for cheap oils that may or may not provide the same benefit.
Also, Do Not Buy Young Living Essential Oils from Amazon, Ebay or other third-party sites.
The reason I only buy oils directly from Young Living is the same reason I wouldn’t buy a designer handbag from the back of a van on a street corner. It’s probably not the real thing or has been tampered with in some way. You wouldn’t want to apply or ingest an “oil” that someone put something strange in or receive a bottle of “water” instead of oil (trust me, this happens all the time!). Please don’t be the one that gets scammed by buying essential oils anywhere other than Young Living!
Now that that’s out of the way, here are few more facts & benefits that Young Living offers:
- YL offers many membership benefits, including monthly essential oils, rewards programs to earn FREE product
- Young Living is also the only essential oil company that is approved by the FDA with a special line of Vitality oils and products
- YL has 22+ years of experience and is the only oil company that owns their own farms
Signing up to become a Young Living Member is really easy!
Here are quick step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for a Young Living account and a few tips & tricks to get your FREE products!
Ready to live the essential oil lifestyle with me? YASSS! This will be one of the best things you could do for yourself right now!
To try Young Living, go here (keep reading for a special gift from me when you sign up through my link!)
Select to become a Member.
I signed up as a member so I could get the starter kit, the discount, and the option to sell the products later. Since I started using oils in March 2016, I have enjoyed tons of FREE products from being a member. I take advantage of the essential rewards where they basically give you money back to buy more products AND they send you free stuff every few months just for using the essential rewards program.
Here’s what the starter kit contains:
- Diffuser of your choice (dewdrop is pictured above and my favorite one)
- 11 different bottles of essential oil (includes their most popular oils!)
- Sample essential oils (to give to friends & family – or just keep selfishly for yourself, hehe)
- 1 roller fitment (pop this on one of the bottles for a fast roller ball bottle!)
- Literature on the oils
A Special Gift From Me
If you go through my link to sign up for a Young Living account (as a member), here’s what you get for FREE from me:
- 50 All-Natural Skin Care Solutions Using Essential Oils EBook ($17.97 value)
- Essential Oils Roller Bottle Recipes Cheat Sheet ($2.97 value)
- Printable Labels for 10ml Roller Bottle Labels for Essential Oils – 31 Printable Labels in Pink, Black, & Teal ($4.97 value)
Get everything above ($27.94 value) for FREE when you sign up through my link below! Once you’ve signed up, just send me an email with the subject line “Claiming my oil freebies” and I will send your freebies!
DIY All-Natural Get Well Soon Care Package
I’m sharing this recipe because I believe everyone should try using essential oils. I used to be one of those people that thought essential oils were a joke (I thought they were used to make things smell good and that’s about it). I didn’t know they support health and wellness or would change the way I use many pre-made products going forward.
WHAT CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS
My friend and Young Living essential oils rep, Devin, introduced me to essential oils in Spring of 2016. I purchased an essential oils starter kit, even though I was still a non-believer of the benefits, but I was curious if all the good things everyone says about them was true.
One month after investing in my first essential oils starter kit, my littles got the dreaded 24-hour stomach bug.
My son started vomiting in the middle of the night and I emailed Devin (she is in a different time zone than me so she was still awake, thank goodness). She suggested diffusing certain oils and a roller ball combination to rub on his belly and bottom of his feet. I used the methods she suggested (and only those methods) and sure enough, my son stopped vomiting 4 hours later. He woke up the next morning energetic like nothing happened!
But I was still skeptical…I know, I know. I still wondered if it was just a fluke. Then my daughter got sick a week later (while we were on vacation!) but I was smart enough to bring my oils with me (using this handy little travel bag). I used the same methods I did for my son and sure enough, 4 hours after the vomiting started, she was better.
I. WAS. AMAZED.
Another way that I found essential oils to have amazing support was by using essential oils to keep the bugs away. My daughter is a magnet for mosquitos (she’s always had this problem since birth) mosquitoes just love to bite her so much and she always had a slight reaction to mosquito bites. Her skin would swell up and it would take days for the swelling to go down.
In the past, we tried many different chemical bug sprays and the only chemical spray that worked on her was OFF! Deep Woods – which I hated using because it had 25% DEET (can you believe they make a spray with 40% DEET???). I cringed having to spray her with that stuff, loaded with harmful chemicals. If you aren’t familiar with products with DEET, just to give you an idea of the harmful chemicals, the bug spray we used on our daughter has warnings that its contents are “HAZARDOUS TO HUMANS” and you must “wash clothing before wearing again” if sprayed on/near clothes.
The essential oils spray that we used all summer long provided another validation that using essential oils are really beneficial. I used handmade, all-natural essential oil bug spray on my daughter all summer long and she did not have ONE bug bite. We traveled to lots of places heavy with mosquitos too (Rotan Honduras, Mexico, and Florida)! It was another amazing AH-HA moment.
So this is what all these essential oil users were talking about!
I use essential oils for many preventive measures, including dietary, aromatic, supporting a healthy immune function, creating a soothing and relaxing atmosphere, and improving appearance for healthy looking skin. I also use it for all of my cleaning products (be sure to check out this Chemical-Free Car Wash Kit and this post with 15 Cleaning Products You Don’t Need (and what to use instead).
Handmade Essential Oils Get Well Soon Gift Basket items:
- Peppermint Lip Balm – recipe from Simple Made Pretty
- Headache Roller Ball – recipe from Simply Stacie
- Tummy Ache Roller Ball – recipe from Redefined Mom
- Immunity Roller Ball – recipe from Living Wright
- Cold and Flu Shower Bomb – recipe from The Idea Room
- Cold and Flu Bathtub Detox – recipe from Your Beauty Blog
- Natural Vapor Rub – recipe from Wellness Mamma
- Disinfectant Spray – recipe from The Things We Make
- Natural Hand Sanitizer – recipe from Wellness Mamma
Supplies to make the DIY All-Natural Get Well Soon Care Package:
Get everything you need to make the most out of your essential oils with these 15 Incredibly Useful Supplies for Your Essential Oils.
- Lip Balm Containers
- Roller Ball Containers with metal rollers (I also use empty essential oil bottles with these snap on rmetal roller balls)
- 4 oz Jars or Cellophane Treat Bags
- 2 oz Glass Spray Bottles
- Card stock (use white or other fun colors)
- Ingredients for each essential oil recipe (beeswax, coconut oil, epsom salt, essential oils, etc)
- Paper Mache Box
- Box filler (I shredded scrap blue card stock in my paper shredder to make my own paper filler)
As I mentioned above, I re-purpose my old 5 ml Young Living essential oil bottles as roller bottles so I’ve included labels for both bottles in the free printable.
Labels Included in the Free PDF (labels have black trim/font so you can print on your desired color card stock/label paper):
- Cold and Flu Shower Bomb Labels (3)
- Cold and Flu Bathtub Detox Labels (3)
- Organic Lip Balm Labels (9)
- Natural Disinfectant Spray (3)
- Natural Hand Sanitizing Spray (3)
- All-Natural Vapor Rub Labels (3)
- Roller Ball Labels for Headache, Tummy Ache and Immunity Support (3 each)
Grab the free printable care package labels HERE (if you are a current subscriber, please check your last email from me for the access instructions).
Want even more essential oil goodies?
Get 50 Skin Care recipes and printable labels in my eBook, 50 Easy All-Natural Skin Care Solutions Using Essential Oils.
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