Oils & Spoils

Essential Oils, Handcrafted and Vintage Jewelry, and Other Spoils

Focus on What You Have

"When people have a problem, they focus on what they lost. Animals focus on what they have." - Randy Ricketts, DVM, February 26, 2018 Hubs and I were sitting on a bench, looking over what he calls "the table of... Continue Reading →


A Toast to Essential Oils 101

My sweet friend, Pam, inspired this post, as well as the speech I gave on Essential Oils 101 last week at my local Toastmasters club meeting. I had originally planned to write this post and then use it for notes... Continue Reading →

Now That’s a Savvy Starter Kit!

Disclosures and Disclaimers I love me some essential oils, and I love me some mineral-based makeup. Tell me I can get both at an awesome price AND a Young Living Essential Oils membership, and I am beyond excited! Today, Young... Continue Reading →

Make and Break 8 – Beard Oil and Luxurious Lavender Bath Salts

This Make and Break installment features a few stocking stuffers I made last month. I'd call these a Make: Beard Oil and Luxurious Lavender Bath Salts. The other goodie in the featured picture is Moisturizing Lavender Lemongrass Spray, the recipe... Continue Reading →

Bye 2017! Hopeful and Equipped for 2018.

Yesterday, my friend Lori won Instagram with this post: If 2017 were a person it would definitely be Felicia. As in, Bye Felicia! Difficult as 2017 was for me and my tribe, and as much as we really want 2018... Continue Reading →

Pinterest’s Watching Me

Seriously, I think Pinterest is spying on me. I present my emails as evidence. It's been a while, but if I remember correctly, when I created my Pinterest account, I chose items of interest from a list, which Pinterest would... Continue Reading →

Make and Break 7 – Soothing Lip Balm

Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Right after I made inhalers for my sweet friend Mary, I whipped up a batch of lip balm, hoping to provide some relief for my husband and myself. Disclosures and Disclaimers The wind... Continue Reading →

Make and Break 6 – Inhalers

My sweet friend Mary made my day twice when she asked if I could make her a couple of inhalers to help with alertness and sinus congestion. I love that she asked me and that she also gave me a... Continue Reading →

Customize Your Essential Oils Start

The international essential oils market exceeded $6 billion in 2015 and is expected to nearly double, to $11.5 million in the next 5 years.  The growth in the essential oils market is largely due to increased demand for natural and organic... Continue Reading →

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