Essential Oils Guide for Crocheters

The cat is out of the bag! I've been using and experimenting with oils for 3 years now, that I now realized that I need to share it with you! We have experimented with oils to help with Physical, Spiritual and Emotional Wellness. 

Crocheting is a huge emotional boost for me, I enjoy it so much that I tend to crochet all the time to relax. I'm a little introverted and don't say much, so I do my "release" through crocheting. I know, I know, I can't keep it bottled up, and that is my Resolution! Open Up!! 

Many of us crochet for leisure, and for some it has turned into a business or a full on hobby that it is starting to take a toll on our hands, neck, back and shoulders. That is just the physical aspect, I just finished with my Christmas orders that I barely made by the deadline! So, on top of the physical pain, I was getting very overwhelmed and stressed out to make my deadline. I normally design my own patterns, and some I have had to purchase patterns for yarns I'm not experienced with, this caused a lot of eye strain for me due to my limited vision. 

So, I hope my guide to Essential Oils will help you create a calm, stress-free and painless environment the next time you pick up your hook! 

ALL of these oils are in the Premium starter kit! When you order your kit, you are saving over $150 AND get a free 5mL Citrus Fresh Vitality Oil! As always you get to enjoy the 24% Wholesale Discount on your orders AND Essential reward points to spend on more oils for free!
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Achy/stiff Hands & Wrist
Panaway (2 drop)
Copaiba (2 drop)
*Dilute EO w/ 6 drops V-6 Oil and apply.

Crocheter’s Elbow, Sore Neck & Shoulders
Panaway (1 drop) 
Lavender (2 drops) & Peppermint (1 drop)
*Dilute EO w/ 6 drops V-6 Oil and apply.

Dry Nails and Cuticles
Frankincense (1 drop) and Lavender (2 drops)
*Dilute EO w/ 6 drops V-6 Oil and apply.

Sanitize Hooks
Thieves (1 drop)
*Dilute with 1 oz distilled water. Dip a washcloth in mixture and clean all your hooks.

Stress discomfort
Stress Away (4 drops)
*Diffuse for 30 minutes
*Rub one drop on temples

Frankincense (3 drops) and Lemon (4 drops)
*Diffuse for 30 minutes
1 drop Frankincense, 3 drops Lemon diluted with 6 drops V-6.
*Rub around neck and inhale hands.

Peppermint (4 drops) and Lemon (4 drops)
*Diffuse for 30 minutes.
1 drop of each diluted with 2 drops V-6 Oil.
*Rub around neck and inhale hands.

Peppermint (1 drop)
*Dilute EO w/ 4 drops V-6 Oil and apply on temples.
2 drops under tongue*

*disclosure - these oils and suggestions are ONLY Young Living Oils. If you are substituting with a different brand or purchased from department stores, DO NOT use internally. Read your labels to make sure it does not include chemicals. Not all 100% therapeutic oils are actually 100% pure. 

Sparkly Scrubby Dish Mat (FREE Pattern)

I got some pretty yarn to play with a few weeks ago! First up is a new sparkly scrubby yarn!!

I searched for a new design that hasn't been done yet, so what better project to do to go with the other free dish scrubby projects than to have a dish mat to go with it?

I found myself having to take breaks making this as it is very rough on your hands but trust me, the end result is beautiful!

So, without further ado, here is the pattern!

Red Heart Sparkly Scrubby Yarn
Sugar n Cream Cotton Yarn
J Hook
Yarn Needle

Finished Size: 19" x 13"

Gauge is not important

Ch - Chain
Hdc - Half Double Crochet

Note: You will double strand crochet for this project with one strand scrubby and one strand cotton.

Chain 51.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc  in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2-28: Hdc in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn.

Autism and Mother's Day!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

Every day at noon, 1 Pattern is featured for $1.00! Below is the featured patterns to look forward to!

Also, for the rest of the Month of April, enjoy a BOGO Sale on my Autism Awareness Stitch ebooks that I created in honor of my autistic son's journey to help with extra little expenses for his treatment. 

Mother's Day Featured Patterns
4/25 - Chunky Dish Carrier
4/26 - Expandable Dish Carrier…/library/expandable-dish-carrier
4/27 - Crocheted Organizer Bag
4/28 - Farrah Fringe Scarf
4/29 - Picnic on the Go

April is Autism Awareness Month. 

To help support our son's Autism Journey you can Buy One Get One Free until 4/30!

Where'd you go?!

Hi everyone! I haven't gone far!

Since the crocheting "season" has slowed down I have been concentrating on working on my book! EEEK! I'm working with a Scout that will be presenting my sample book to MANY publishers this month! I'm so excited to see if I can knock this off my "Vision Bucket List"!

Also, I am in the process of doing Candidacy Screening tests to see if I am eligible for Cochlear Implants. Another EEEK! moment! I'm nervous, excited, scared all rolled into one.

Thank you everyone for continuing to come back and check up on me here and on my facebook page and for your concerns.

I Love You All!!!

What can your Souper Can Caddy do?

Spring is on it's way! It's time to prepare for Spring Cleaning. What a great way to upcycle empty soup cans!

What do you do?

1. Collect your cans.
2. Get your free pattern here.
3. Organize your "stuff".
4. Share your picture, tags, url, etc. on my facebook page here.

I may feature your photo in the pdf pattern with your links (if you have a shop) or sharing on social media.