My mom has a very special recipe book. Inside this book you will find handwritten recipes that my Italian grandma used through the years. My mom made copies of these handwritten recipes for me and my siblings, and even though my grandmother passed away when I was very young, it kind of takes my breath away every time I see her handwriting. There's just something really special about seeing the recipes my grandmother chose to document in her recipe book.
I know that some people might be more tech savvy, and have a more technically advanced way to organize their recipes, but I guess I'm sort of "old school" and like to have a hands on version. Plus, in today's day and age of texts, emails, and apps (all of which I do use and love😉)...it's still always sweet to see something hand written.
I had oils on my brain while browsing through the "dollar section" at Target the other day, and when I spotted an adorable recipe card holder I couldn't pass it up. Why not organize my oil recipes like I would regular cooking recipes?
I assigned each recipe card divider with an oil found in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit (the 11 oils are: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Copaiba, Frankincense, Panaway, DiGize, R.C., Thieves, Purification & Stress Away), and I've started going through and collecting the recipes I've found (since starting oils) that correspond. At this point I am keeping this recipe card box simple and just using recipes that highlight each individual oil. For me, this project is still a work in progress as I go through handwriting recipes I've saved to my phone or highlighted in books, and I honestly wish I would have done this organizing sooner! 😊
If you are new to oils this is a great way to familiarize yourself with each oil, and even get you inspired to research each oil to fill up your recipe box. If you've been using oils for a while, this is just a great way to organize your collection of recipes in an easy to share and personal way. Remember, the recipes don't have to be complicated to be effective!
A great place to start collecting oil recipes is the Young Living website. On the Young Living website, (under the products tab), you can type in the name of each Oil you are interested in and under the product description you will find a handful of ways you can start using your oils right away. Then I would reach out to your oil friends (your upline & this awesome Cedar & Flora community are great places to start), so you can accumulate more tried and true oil recipes that people have had success with.
There are also great Instagram accounts created by ladies in this Cedar & Flora team where they share the recipes they use in their daily lives. Take a minute to check out & follow these accounts for daily recipe information:
Even if "old fashioned" recipe cards or binders aren't your thing, I hope you're inspired to organize your recipes in a way that works for you, so that you use your oils and they don't just sit untouched in the Starter Kit box 😊
Your Oil Loving Friend,
For more inspiration on how my family uses Young Living oils in our home follow me on Instagram @anotheroilyaccount
Interested in starting your own oily adventure with me? Here's my quick link to order your own Young Living Premium Starter Kit: bit.ly/2jsAi5r