Learning how to store your essential oils properly will help you preserve your oils for longer and ensure you can use your Young Living essential oils down to the very last drop. To get the most out of your favorite essential oils, we’re sharing Sha Faun’s tip for keeping your essential oils safe!
Sha Faun Enterprises Essential Oil Storage Tips
Let’s start with the bottle.
You’ll notice that your essential oils often come in a dark glass bottle (or, at least, they should!). There are two reasons for this. First, your oils are susceptible to damage from exposure to the sun. The dark glass bottles help block out sunlight preventing damage to your essential oils.
The second reason for the glass bottles is that plastic degrades over time, especially with some of our “hot” essential oils like cinnamon or clove. One important takeaway with glass bottles is when you’re creating homemade oil blends or different products with your essential oils, try and store those in glass bottles and containers.
Keep your lids closed tightly.
No matter how frequently you use your essential oils, it’s important to ensure you’re closing them tightly each time you use them. Essential oils start to oxidize the day you first break that seal. Tightly closing your bottles can help preserve your oils and slow the oxidation process.
Where to store your essential oils
A dark, cool storage place is ideal. Cabinets work great for storing your essential oils in a cool, dark location. If you want to display your essential oils on a cute wall shelf, that’s perfectly fine. Just be sure you keep them out of direct sunlight.
Is cold storage okay?
Essential oils don’t NEED cold storage, but they also won’t be harmed by cold storage. The benefit of putting your essential oils in the fridge is the temperature consistency that the refrigerator provides. If you know you won’t be using your essential oils for a while, feel free to store them in your fridge, which will keep a constant temperature all year.
What about freezing?
Freezing is the same thing for your oils — consistent temps. Not a necessity, but it also won’t damage your essential oils. A cool massage using some cold essential oils sounds great right about now!
What about traveling with essential oils?
Many of us at Sha-Faun Enterprises love to bring some of our favorite essential oils with us when we travel. That oil roller of peppermint oils helps when that jet lag headache kicks in!
A fully enclosed zipper or toiletry bag is perfect for storing your oils while traveling. One word of caution: Don’t place your essential oils in your check bag, especially if traveling between climates. The storage area of airplanes is not temperature controlled, and you don’t want your essential oils going through rapid temperature changes —which can damage your oils.
To learn more ways essential oils enrich your life, start your Young Living essential oil journey with us today!
Just because summer is over doesn't mean the outdoor fun has to stop. Back to school time is challenging for many parents. Between meet-the-teacher nights, working 9-5, and evening extra curricular, you run out of time to spend with your families, or dare we say, relax yourself!
Here at Sha-Faun enterprises, we know this time of year goes by quickly. We wanted to give you a fun and easy activity you can do with your kids while the weather is still nice enough to get your kids outside— DIY Sidewalk Chalk!
DIY Sidewalk Chalk with Essential Oils
What better way to get your kids involved with the basics of aromatherapy than letting their creative juices flow with some homemade sidewalk chalk that smells just as beautiful as their art looks?
We love the idea of making things at home with your kids. The conversations you'll have with your kids while you teach them to mix and pour while making home crafts are priceless. Here's a way to start adding the basics of aromatherapy to the conversation by using Young Living essential oils while you craft with your kiddos!
DIY Essential Oils Sidewalk Chalk:
Special Note: This recipe is meant for one color. If you're making more than one color, repeat this recipe with new cups and spoons!
For best results, allow your chalk to dry in the molds for 24 hours.
Make sure you mix slowly at first. Otherwise, the plaster powder will go everywhere! At Sha-Faun, we tend to make this chalk outdoors, so we don't have to worry about big mess clean-ups inside.
Like any store-bought sidewalk chalk, this chalk washes away with rain or your hose so that your kids can create their art again and again!
To learn more ways to get creative with essential oils, start your Young Living essential oil journey with us today!
No matter how often we tell ourselves that our kids won’t be picky eaters, some things are beyond our control. From sensory processing problems to motor delays, sometimes eating is difficult for kids. But nutrition doesn’t have to be.
All this and more are why we want to share our new favorite children’s product from Young Living...MightyVites!
Because despite eating challenges, you want to know your kids are getting the nutrition they need to grow and thrive!
Here’s the deal with MightyVites!
They are a nutritional supplement packed with food-based vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that taste good!
Young Living knows how difficult it is to get kids to try something—or anything!
Either it looks funny, tastes weird, or is the wrong shade of purple. We’ve all been there. That’s why here at Sha Faun Enterprises, we recommend to all the parents in our lives that they try MightyVites.
Created with kids in mind, MightyVites delivers the nutrients your kids need so you don’t have to succumb to the parent mealtime guilt trap.
In a perfect world, there would be enough time and energy in your day to create nutrient-dense dishes that your kids would happily eat at every meal. But we all know that our time and energy grow thinner by the day, especially with young kids to look after.
Parenting is hard enough.
MightyVites is designed for kids from ages 4-12. Each bottle has 120 wild berry flavored tablets—a 30-day supply.
Young Living was inspired by the popular adult version, Master Formula. Nutrition is important at any age, but especially during those years where the most growth and development happens.
We wanted to take a break from our regular essential oil programming to share this exciting product with you. Help your kids glow from the inside out deliciously and easily!
We know eating doesn’t come easy for all kids. Even adults struggle to find the time to get proper nutrition.
Young Living makes whole foods nutrition accessible for any child. With MightyVites, you can be confident that your child is getting the vitamins and nutrients they need, so you can slow down and focus on getting them to enjoy foods without worry.
How to use MightyVites:
Each serving is four tablets. You can give them all at once or break the dose up throughout the day. At Sha Faun, we usually recommend giving two to your child at breakfast and two to your child at dinner.
Young Living has essential oils and so much more to help you create space for wellness in your life. To learn more, begin your Young Living Journey with Sha Faun Enterprises today!
They say what is on the inside is what really matters. This is true. Your kindness and humanity make you absolutely gorgeous. But did you know what is on the inside also influences what happens on the outside?
If you’ve ever subscribed to the phrase, “you are what you eat,” you’re going to love Young Living’s new Inner Beauty Collagen. Healthier hair, skin, nails, and even gut are a glass of water away with a scoop of Inner Beauty Collagen.
Here at Sha Faun Enterprises, we start our day with a glass of water, and now we start it with a glass of collagen water, and we couldn’t be happier!
Why Young Living Inner Beauty Collagen?
Not all products are made equally. Companies take shortcuts to try and make their products cheaper, especially now when everything is so expensive. But we know AND trust Young Living essential oils, and that brand trust is why we’re so excited to share with you this new product.
Young Living sources only the best ingredients for its products, and Inner Beauty Collagen isn’t any different. Each scoop contains five grams of marine collagen.
Seafood is a healthy and delicious way to get lean proteins and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but there’s a lot left behind to get those beautiful filets on your plate. Young Living’s Inner Beauty Collagen is sourced from the fish skin and scales left over from processing seafood.
They even make sure the suppliers can source their fish back to the ocean so we can ensure that you’re not getting any fillers, harsh chemicals, or unwanted ingredients.
Our world’s oceans offer some of the healthiest food and supplements available. Young Living is bringing that marine magic to you with Inner Beauty Collagen.
Odorless, tasteless, and dissolves easily.
You can mix this into water, your morning coffee, or even a glass of juice, and you’ll taste nothing but your beverage.
With no added sugars, sweeteners, colors, or flavors, you have a clean flavorless product that will boost your beauty from the inside out.
Why Young Living Chose Marine Collagen
Unlike other sources of collagen, marine collagen has a better amino acid profile. It’s easier to digest, and your body can absorb it better.
Marine collagen can help you achieve healthier hair, skin, and nails. And it’s keto friendly!
Benefits of Inner Beauty Collagen.
How to use Inner Beauty Collagen
Simply add one scoop to 8 ounces of your favorite liquid every day.
Add it to:
At Sha Faun, we love to add it to a smoothie for a protein boost that leaves our hair, nails, and skin glowing from the inside out.
Hair and skin care have never been so easy with Young Living. Join us here at Sha Faun Enterprises for more ways Young Living products can help you reach your health and beauty goals!
Diffusers and diffuser blends are among our favorite things to talk about around the Sha-Faun offices. Diffusing essential oils is easy enough for beginners and has many incredible benefits.
Diffusers come in all shapes in sizes, from jewelry diffusers to car diffusers and home diffusers—there is a choice for everyone.
Aromatherapy goes back thousands of years. It's a practice steeped in tradition and backed by research.
Above all, what we love most about diffusing essential oils is how easy it is to get started.
So, without further ado, here is your ShaFaun Enterprises guide to creating your own diffuser blends.
Let's make it easy for you.
To start, pick out your favorite diffuser. Once you have your diffuser set up (using distilled water, hopefully), it's as easy as setting a few bottles of your favorite essential oils next to your diffuser.
You can match your oils to your moods, the season, or even your favorite foods. There are so many oils to choose from, so we will start with just a few categories.
The key to diffusing oils is balancing the oils to create a harmony of aromas. Some oils are base notes, middle notes, and top notes. An easy recipe is to choose one oil from each category.
Base Notes: Base notes add depth and richness to your blends. This scent fades last.
Middle Notes: Middle notes are the heart note or perfume notes since they don't evaporate very quickly. Middle notes stick around in your nose a little longer than top notes.
Top Notes: Top notes are your first impression or what you smell first when you breathe in. Top notes are the first thing your senses detect, but the aroma of a top note fades rather quickly. Citruses are the most common top-note oils.
After learning more about oils, you can start to balance oils based on other categories such as earthy oils, fruit/citrus oils, florals, spicy oils, minty oils, woodsy oils, and so on.
Stick with 3-5 oils per blend and simply count your drops as you add them to your diffuser. There's no pre-blending necessary when it comes to diffusing oils.
Most Young Living essential oil diffusers recommend 5-25 drops of essential oils. The more drops you use, the more potent the aroma at first. But the longer the scent lasts in your room as well.
Let's go with 15 to start.
You could go with an even number of drops across the board, such as 5x5x5. Or you could balance them based on their category: 6 top notes, five middle notes, and four base notes.
No matter your goals with adding essential oils to your life— diffusing essential oils is a great place to start. Your home will smell amazing, and your mental health will get a boost!
We're excited to be your guide on your Young Living essential oil journey! Get started today!
Safe and effective cleaning products are challenging to come by these days. A different product for each surface of your home is impossible to keep track of! With all the different places in our homes that can scratch or get scuffed, we must be careful what we use to keep our homes fresh.
One of our favorite products here at Sha Faun is Thieves Household Cleaner!
Young Living offers Thieves in various products from straight oil to cleaning products, soaps, dish detergents, and more! Thieves is a powerful product that can help you keep your home clean and your family healthy.
Thieves is a blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and rosemary. The combination creates an amazing scent that can help boost your mood and clean your home.
Here are all the ways you can use thieves products to deep clean your home!
Deep Clean your Fridge!
After a long winter, those fridges can get yucky! Using Thieves Household Cleaner, you can create a cleaning spray you can use to wipe down all the surfaces of your fridge. At Sha Faun Enterprises, we take all the stuff out of our fridge every spring and deep clean it to get it sparkling like new again.
Simply mix one capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with two cups of hot water. Using a spray bottle makes it even easier. Use this cleaner to clean the inside and outside of your fridge. We like to empty EVERYTHING out of the refrigerator. That way, we can find the old, expired salad dressings hiding in the back of our fridge and start the season with a beautifully clean and organized space!
Make it more concentrated for the hard-to-clean spots.
Up next are the tough cooked-on stains. This time, add one capful of Thieves Household Cleaner to one cup of hot water for a strong cleaning product that will scrub off the stains and dried food debris from your stove, oven, and microwave.
You might have to spray your thieves cleaning spray on those tough dried-on stains and leave it for a few minutes before wiping them down.
Thieves for cleaning your entire house
We love using thieves for a light dusting spray to give our windowsills and baseboards a good shine. You can use one capful diluted into five quarts of water for a general household cleaner—the more potent the concentration, the stronger the cleaning power. That's the best part! One product can do light cleaning to deep cleaning while avoiding abrasive cleaners and harsh fumes.
You can use thieves to clean:
Since you're deep cleaning anyway, clean out that kitchen cabinet of all your almost empty cleaning products and get one bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner to do your work for you.
For more ways to keep your home healthy and happy, start your Young Living essential oil journey today!
One of the best feelings every year is that first day of spring. You can leave the house without a jacket and feel the sunshine on your face. It's like a weight being lifted off your chest. You can once again hear neighbors mowing their lawns and birds chirping. While the lawn mowing might eventually get annoying, it's still one of those first signs that spring is here!
Flowers start to bloom, trees grow green with new growth, and winter's dark and dreary cold is behind us for one more year.
You get butterflies just thinking about being outside in the warmth again! But what if we told you essential oils could help you bring the freshness and scents of spring indoors!
Freshen up your home from the long winter with these fantastic Spring essential oils!
ShaFaun's Favorite Spring Essential Oils:
Here at Sha Faun, we love florals and herbs in the spring. These wonderful and refreshing oils help us bring the feelings of spring inside. We love diffusing different earthy and floral scents to uplift our moods after a long winter.
Here are some of our favorites for you to try.
Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils:
Diffusing oils with spring scents is a great start to freshen up your indoor spaces, but most of us plan on a few deep cleans this spring. So, here's how you can elevate your spring cleaning using some of our favorite Young Living Essential Oils.
Sha Faun Enterprises Spring Cleaning Essentials:
Young Living Purification Blend:
You can use Purification in your laundry, at the bottom of your indoor trash barrels, and anywhere you feel like you need to remove the dingy stale air of winter. You can use this blend in your essential oil cleaning products for a fresh spring scent that adds a sensory experience to your chore list!
Deep Clean with Spring Scents:
Create a deep cleaning scrub using 1 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of clear, unscented liquid dish soap, and ten drops of your favorite spring essential oils. We love rosemary and lavender together for a refreshing and invigorating scent!
You can use this scrub in your sinks, tile, and even toilet!
DIY Spring Carpet Spray:
Combine 1/2 cup of distilled water and 1/4 cup of witch hazel with 45 drops of essential oils for a linen and carpet spray that will freshen up your home in seconds. We love lemon, lime, and tangerine for an uplifting citrus boost to your linens and window treatments.
When spring is in the air outdoors, but it's still too chilly to open your windows, essential oils can help you bring the feelings of spring inside with aromatherapy.
For more ways to enjoy Young Living Essential Oils this spring, join us as we take you on an essential oil adventure. Start today, and Sha Faun can show you the way!
To answer that question, let's first discuss what essential oils are. Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants such as herbs and flowers.
It takes a lot more roses to get an ounce of rose oil than clove oil from cloves. You can squeeze the rind of an orange and see some of the oils come out. That's why some of the citrus oils tend to be more affordable. You can easily extract more of it from less of the plant.
Essential oils are the essence of a plant.
Here at Sha-Faun Enterprises, some of our favorite oils are on the more expensive side. Frankincense, for example, is one of the most expensive essential oils. Frankincense comes from a tree that is impossible to grow in most of the world. Frankincense only grows in the Arabian Peninsula. It can also only be harvested at certain times of the year. These factors lead to an increased cost for the production, timing, and shipment of this genuinely amazing oil.
Factors that increase the cost of essential oils:
Now that we've painted that picture for you about Frankincense, you can imagine why particular oils are more expensive than others. Here are a few factors that might increase the cost and availability of an essential oil.
Type of plant:
Have you ever played the "love me knot" game with rose petals? Do you remember how thin and delicate those pedals felt in your hands? It takes a lot of flowers to extract floral oils. It takes about 8,000 roses to make one bottle of rose essential oil. That's 30 rose petals in each drop!
Not all oils are extracted using the same method. Some extraction methods are best suited for certain types of plants. Some extraction processes require more plant products or simply take longer.
Common extraction processes:
Harvest and timing of harvest:
Certain plants are very delicate and maybe even a bit fussy making harvesting more challenging. Many flowers only bloom at certain times of the day. If not caught at just the right moment, they close, leaving harvesters to wait until the next day to try again.
Many plants we get essential oils from only grow in certain parts of the world. These delicate oils ship globally in light and temperature-sensitive packaging, increasing their costs.
Why some oils are cheap:
You should carefully read the labels when you see exceptionally inexpensive essential oils. Often these oils are either not pure or are diluted with other oils. If you see the word fragrance on the label, that's not a pure essential oil.
While essential oils are not the least expensive product you can buy, the good news is they last a very long time. You only use them drops at a time. We love and trust Young Living Essential oils as high-quality oils because of their purity standards. Luckily for those of us on a budget, Young Living has a variety of essential oils you can buy for under $30! Some of our favorite, more affordable oils include lavender, sweet orange, peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, and lemon!
There's a lot to learn about essential oils, but Sha-Faun has your back every step of the way. We can help you get started on your Young Living essential oil journey today!
Some fun product hacks you may not have thought of from Christin Pivero, YL Diamond.
Young Living Products with more than one purpose!
Do you have any products you like to hack?
*Clean and rinse thieves spray bottle.
*10-15 drops Peppermint
*10-15 drops Thieves
*Fill with Thieves Mouthwash