After a year of using and loving essential oils I finally got around to hosting my first make and take party at my house Saturday night. SO much fun and I will definitely be making this a regular thing. We made Thieves Wipes, Room Freshener and Roller Balls.
A make and take is basically using your essential oils to make DIY home and body products that are natural and chemical free. They are easier than you think to make and work even better than the store bought equivalents for usually a fraction of the price.
I had bought supplies for 10 and ended up having 6 people show. So it worked out great. This time I didn’t charge to generate interest, but next time I will charge around $10-15 a person to cover costs depending on the recipes. Below is a picture of the supply table. It is always a good idea to have multiple measuring cups, spoons, etc. on hand to allow multiple people to make recipes at the same time.
My husband is an amazing chef and made some wonderful desserts for us. I only managed to get a picture of the cookies, but don’t they look divine? I also made a Limoncello Sangria that was out of this world good.
The first recipe we made was Thieves Cleaning Wipes. I used Ziplock Containers and labeled the containers with Chalkboard Labels. Here is the recipe to try yourself. It came out amazing and I have already used them to clean my kitchen sink and bathroom.
Thieves Cleaning Wipes
- 2 Cups Vinegar
- 2 Cups Distilled Water
- 4 TB Thieves Cleaning from Young Living
- 1 Roll of Durable Paper Towels
- Combine vinegar, water and Thieves Cleaner in a bowl and mix.
- Cut the paper towels in 1/2 (or use select a size paper towels). Pour one half of the liquid mixture over each half. Put the lid on and shake to combine.
- Use to clean small messes.
Next we made a Room Spray. These came out awesome and I already have made another one as there are so many uses for these! You can use them for the bathroom, or as a linen spray, mood booster, stink eraser, etc. Versatile is the name here. I bought bottles from an online aromatherapy supply store and they worked great. Amazon would be another great place to source them from. I allowed my guests to use oils of their choice and most did 1-2 oils for a nice blend. Citrus oils are great ones to use for this and they are economical as well.
Room Spray using Essential Oils
- 4 oz. Glass Spray Bottle
- 3.5 oz. Distilled Water
- Add 20 drops Essential Oils
- 3 tsp. Grain Alcohol, Witch Hazel, or Vodka
Combine in a spray bottle, shake and spray!
The last recipe was a make your own rollerball station. I did’t get pictures of that but it worked great. Just give guests a rollerball, 2-3 recipes to choose from, and the essential oils and carrier oil to fill the rollerball with. I bought laminated labels from an online shop, but you can easily use a label maker, chalk labels, or even a marker in a pinch to label the bottle.
Now don’t forgot to allow your guests to experience other oils and products while they are there! I had a sniff station set up for people to look at, and I had other favorite Young Living Products of mine out with literature available for people to take home.
Overall it was an awesome time and I think my next one will be a holiday themed open house concept where people can come over and make recipes up for holiday gifts, etc. Please consider holding a party yourself and just remember to have fun! It is great to get friends together to catch up and talk about a shared interest.