Basic Aromatherapy Class Using Premium Starter Kit Oils

Learn how to have healthy glowing and youthful skin, sound mental health and overall wellbeing using Young Living’s pure essential oils through our Basic Aromatherapy Class.

The class will be conducted via Zoom on October 24, 2020, 3 PM. To pre-register, send us a message at our Instagram account or Facebook account! Open for non members of YL, Hush Oil Lala, and Oilista Manila members.

See you!


EO 101, Health

Essential Oils 101 – What Are Essential Oils

“The best form of medicine truly is integrative – one that combines the best of modern and complementary medicine, with preference to the safet, least invasive, and most effective remedy first.” – Dr. Scott Johnson, Surviving When Modern Medicine Fails, page 9

Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds and volatile liquids extracted from different parts of plants. Plants naturally use these compounds to ward off pests/predators as in the case of lavender hence, it’s a perfect mosquito repellant; to attract helpful animals such bees, as in the case of neroli flowers of bitter orange trees; to heal itself from wounds as in the case of frankincense which lets out resin when its bark is cut (essential oil is obtained from the resin); and to communicate with other plants when a threat is coming as in the case of most flowering plants. Essential oils play a major role in the plants’ survival and has been a subject of scientific interest for medicinal potential. Thus, essential oils, when pure, isn’t just for making your house smell like spa. When used right, essential oils can help alleviate physical and psychological conditions.

Depressed? Diffuse bergamot or frankincense.
In pain? Apply peppermint infused massage oil on your temples and back of neck.
Can’t focus? Peppermint and lemon.
Chest rub? RC or eucalyptus plus any oil in your kitchen, apply on chest.
Mosquitoes? Lavender, citronella, lemongrass, and peppermint
Can’t sleep? Lavender, marjoram, clary sage, frankincense.

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The list goes on.

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Easy DIY Playdough Infused with Essential Oils

Hi all. You know what’s a nice way for kids to enjoy essential oils? Infuse them into homemade playdough! Here’s a fun and super easy recipe that you can make with your kids. Enjoy!

1 c all purpose flour
1/4 c rock salt
1 T cream of tartar
1 T grapeseed oil
6-10 drops essential oil of your choice (I used Geneyus for this batch)
3/4 cup boiling water
Food color (optional)

Mix all the dry ingredients in a glass bowl. In a separate glass, mix the carrier oil and essential oils. Add the oil mixture into the dry ingredients and fold using the spatula. Add the food color in the boiling water and let it boil.

Add 1/4 up of the coloured boiling water into the mixture and fold again using the spatula. Then, slowly add the rest of the water into the mixture and continue folding. When the mixture is cool enough, try to mix using your clean hands to asses the consistency. Based on my experience, the 3/4 cup water is good enough. 🙂

Let your kids play with it! I used Geneyus, a Young Living proprietary blend, for this playdough so that they can happily play with the dough while also enjoying the benefits of this blend.

I used Geneyus for this batch of playdough.
We stored some of it in airtight containers while the rest, well, kids couldn’t resist playing with it already.
My kids with the freshly made playdough. 🙂

Make your own all-natural deodorant with this recipe

One of the annoying things about living in a tropical country is perspiring a lot and smelling like you have not showered for a week though you take your bath twice a day like the next person. To be honest though, I don’t like my arm pits to smell like the regular deodorants I find in the grocery and drugstores neither. The scents or the synthetic fragrance they add in the deodorants give me headaches, and believe me, I’ve tried most of them already. Headaches, each time.

Thus, I am so happy when my Aromatherapy mentor taught us how to make our own all-natural deodorant using stuff that I have in my pantry and my stash of essential oils. Promise, they are so easy to make, it will only take around 5 minutes to make them.

What you will need:

2 tbsp cornstarch

1 tbsp baking soda (Note: important to use this much only especially if you have sensitive skin. Using more can darken your pits.)

3 tbsp coconut oil (VCO or fractionated coconut oil is preferred)

5 drops of tea tree

5 drops of citrus essential oil (optional, but I added for skin lightening effect)

1-2 tbsp of grated beeswax/beeswax pellets (Use 2tbsp if you want stiff deodorant, otherwise, stick with 1 tbsp only.)

Combine the dry ingredients first. Then add the essential oils into the coconut oil on a separate glass container. Melt the beeswax. Add the coconut oil and essential oils into the liquid beeswax, then add into the dry ingredients. Whisk until smooth and fully mixed. Add the mixture into the silicon mould if you want them to dry solid with shape, or add into your glass container. Allow to harden before use. If you used 2 tbsp beeswax, you’ll have stiff deodorant. Keep in the fridge when not in use, to also extend shelf life. This can keep for at least 6 months. 🙂

Below are some of the photos for your reference:

I melt my beeswax pellets using this chocolate melter pot. Since it is made of aluminum, I don’t add the essential oils into the pot but I mix them in a glass container along with carrier oil instead.
I used this heart-shaped silicon mould for my deodorant.
Use a whisk to make sure that all ingredients are fully mixed and smooth.
It might take a few hours for the mixture to harden. You may also put your mixture in an empty dry deodorant container or upcycle your empty one.

Update: I have been using this for a few days now and this deodorant works!!

DIY, Uncategorized

What makes lava stones great essential oil diffusers?

Scoria or lava stones make great essential oil diffusers due to its porous property and ability to retain the aroma for hours. Choose ones that have not been dyed on.

What are lava stones?

Lava stones are currently gaining popularity among essential oil connoisseurs and newbies alike because these may be used to diffuse oils. But what exactly are lava stones and what make them great essential oil diffusers?

Lava stones are technically known as scoria. Scoria is a naturally occurring rock that formed when lava from a volcano solidifies or “crystallize”. The holes in scoria were formed due to gas escaping from the cooling lava. These holes make the lava stone “porous”, thus, making them highly absorbent to essential oil.

Naturally occurring scoria rocks are usually black, reddish brown to rust-orange.  Colored ones that were already dyed on are now being sold in the market but because some dyes can react with essential oils, I prefer the natural black ones when assembling diffuser jewelries.

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Culinary Experiments with EOs

Make Yummy Longganisa Sausage at Home by Adding Rosemary Essential Oil

My kids don’t like store-bought longganisa, Pinoy’s version of sausage. But they love the ones I make at home. You know why? Because it is yummier! My secret ingredient – YL rosemary essential oil. Sharing with you my recipe for longganisa:

1/4 kg lean ground pork (I like using lean but you may also choose ones with 20% fat for juicier longganisa)
1/2 tbsp rock salt
4 tbsp brown sugar (use brown as it adds color to your longganisa)
1/2 garlic (about 4 big cloves), pounded and minced
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 drops YL rosemary essential oil

Add everything in a mixing bowl. Then using your clean hands, mix the ingredients until you no longer feel the gritty texture of sugar. I usually mix by putting the mixture inside my palm and pressing into fist or you can do “kneading” technique as you would knead a dough. I do this for about 10 minutes. This part is important as you need all the flavours to mix evenly in the mixture. Put inside the ref to chill. After one hour, they are ready to be moulded into patties or sausage. Slowly cook in water + cooking oil mixture. Serve with slices of tomatoes and cucumber plus vinegar with chilis. 🙂


DIY Idea for Christmas: Diffuser Tree Ornaments

Diffuser tree ornaments for Christmas that I made using lava stone, wooden beads, and crystals.

Diffuse your fave essential oils around your Christmas tree with these handmade tree ornaments. Each tree ornament has lava stones that may be used for diffusing your essential oils. Just drop the oils on each lava stone and let soak. Suggested oils to diffuse are: Christmas Spirit, Pine, Northern Lights Blue Spruce and Thieves.

This is a set of 6 #handmadewithlove diffuser ornaments.
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Skin Healing and Anti-itch Balm Recipe

Skin healing balm consisting of cocoa butter, beeswax, essential oils of tea tree, lavender and elemi, vitamin E, and coconut oil.

I prefer making my own skin care balm for my family especially for my kids because that way, at least I know that the balms consist of ingredients that are safe for them.  I also find making them extremely relaxing especially when mixing the essential oils. For today, I made our own skin healing balm because all of us in the family are quite prone to rashes and itch due to allergies.

For the recipe, I used the one, with some modification, lifted off of Jen O’Sullivan’s book, Essential Oil Make and Takes.  For those who don’t have the copy of the book, here’s the recipe with slight modification:

Skin Healing and Anti-itch Balm Recipe

1 1/2 tbsp beeswax pellets

2 tbsp cocoa butter

5 drops each of lavender and tea tree essential oils

10 drops of elemi essential oil

3 tbsp coconut oil

5 drops of Vitamin E (excluded in the book)


  1.  Melt the beeswax and cocoa butter like you would melt chocolate, in a double boiler.  I used a Pyrex glass in a water bath and an induction stove to easily control temperature.  I did not allow the water to boil so much because the Pyrex glass tends to dance around when it does.

2. Once the beeswax and cocoa butter have melted, turn off the stove and add the coconut oil. Stir to mix using a glass rod or a stick.

3. In a glass jar, mix the essential oils and vitamin E by swirling the jar.

4. Add the cocoa butter + beeswax + coconut oil mixture while still hot into the glass jar containing the essential oils and vitamin E. Cover the jar then swirl to mix thoroughly.  You may also use the rod for mixing.

5. Let the mixture cool.

The recipe produces a runny balm because I wanted it that way for easy application on skin. If you want a stiffer balm, add 1/2 tbsp more beeswax.


This recipe may also be used for making skin moisturizer to achieve softer feet and hands. For my feet moisturize, I use lavender, palmarosa, and elemi essential oils.

Welcome to Oilista Manila

Young Living Experience Center, Philippines

When Young Living Philippines opened early this year, I knew I will be in BGC, Taguig City more often than before – that’s how much I love our essential oils. The Experience Center showcases all the essential oils, diffusers and other wellness and household products that are currently available in the country. If you are an oiling newbie, this is the place to visit to experience all the other oils outside of your premium starter kit. Bring your family and friends with you!

If you aren’t part of our Young Living yet, let me know so I can personally coach you on how to be a member and get the oils at member price.

Here are some of today’s snapshots of the Experience Center:

Plenty of couches to seat on while waiting for your order to process. Some of the diffusers are turned on so the atmosphere inside is relaxing. There is also a diffuser inside the loo – it was diffusing Digize! Haha!

I came to pick-up my Essential Rewards order for this month which consists of my favorite oils for sleep (cedarwood); mental focus (peppermint and lemon); and immune support (Thieves).

There is a large screen on the wall for audiovisuals – it was playing the life of Gary Young and his travels around the world.

This is the counter where orders are processed. As you can see, at least 3 diffusers are turned on.

I have a Lantern Diffuser like this one at home. Isn’t it pretty? This diffuser has different light modes just like the Desert Mist (photo below).

These are the oils that come in a premium starter kit (PSK). Each PSK also comes with a Dewdrop diffuser (latest model), two packs of Ninxia wolfberry shots; roller fitments (to upcycle empty EO bottles into roller bottles); Thieves household cleaner pack; an product guide and small 2ml dram bottles to use when sharing about the oils to your family and friends.

This is the Everyday Oil Kit which you can buy when you are replenishing your PSK oils.

Erected on the wall perpendicular to 25th street is a floor-to-ceiling display for essential oils, each with information card. They are open so you can sniff them while inside the center.

This is a replica of the equipment used in steam distillation of plants to produce essential oils. Did you know you would need 3 pieces of lemon to produce a drop of pure, therapeutic grade lemon essential oil?!

Finally, if you would like to sign up for membership with Young Living and get your first PSK, you may do so using the shortened URL below:


Send me a message if you have questions about membership, our team Oilista Manila and Young Living. I’d be happynto send you materials to read for your own due diligence. 🙂