BABIES IN BLOOM!
Spring is all about new life, which makes it the perfect theme for a baby shower! And it doesn’t have to be complicated. From invitations to party favors, these do-it-yourself crafts and recipes will help you create a sweet celebration any mom-to-be will cherish forever.
Invitations Scent? Check!
What better way to get friends and family in the mood for a baby shower than with some fresh and breezy invites?
2 to 3 quart- or gallon-sized sealable plastic bags
4 to 6 cotton balls and a variety of essential oils
We recommend using Young Living Joy™ Essential Oil—a cheerful, inviting blend of citrus and florals. Or you can create a DIY blend of three essential oils, such as two drops of Jasmine, two drops of Eucalyptus Globulus and one drop of Peppermint.
Fill out your invitations and address your envelopes, but don’t insert the invitations into the envelopes.
Place the invitations and envelopes into multiple plastic bags, depending on how many different scents you want to use.
Apply the essential oils to 2 or 3 cotton balls and place inside the bags and seal firmly.
Keep bags closed for at least 24 hours to create lightly scented invitations that are ready for the mailbox.
Breathe It In
To set the perfect scene for your springtime baby shower, throw open those windows and get inspired! Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the morning breezes are cool and clean. So why not follow suit with a few colorful and scented paper garlands featuring handcrafted flowers and baby booties?
Scented Paper Garland
Lightweight craft paper in spring colors
Mini pompoms in spring colors
Yarn in spring colors
Plain or colored clothespins
A gallon-sized sealable plastic bag
4 to 6 cotton balls
A favorite Essential Oil (Our pick is a custom blend which will transform your home into a clean-smelling, relaxing haven. It’s made with 2 drops each of Young Living Grapefruit, Lavender and Ylang Ylang Essential Oils.)
Serve your shower guests a round of treats that are as pretty as they are delicious. Here are a couple of recipes that showcase some of the season’s most refreshing bounty and Young Living’s Vitality™ Essential Oils:
1¼ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice, pits removed, pulp added
½ cup local honey and ½ cup water for sweet syrup
1 drop Lavender Vitality
2 drops Lemon Vitality
6 cups of water
Squeeze lemons into a glass pitcher. In a saucepan, combine honey and ½ cup of water. Heat honey mix over very low heat, stirring until it combines with the water, creating a syrup. Add 1 drop of Lavender Vitality and 2 drops Lemon Vitality into the honey syrup. Pour the honey syrup into the lemon juice and add 6 cups of water. Stir well and serve over crushed ice.
Lemon Cupcakes with Orange
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
1½ teaspoons vanilla
1½ cups flour
1¾ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup milk
3-4 drops of Lemon Vitality
1 cup butter, softened
For the Frosting:
3½ cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk (more or less to get correct consistency)
1-2 drops Orange Vitality
In a mixer, cream butter and sugar together. Add 1 egg and beat until incorporated. Blend in second egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and mix thoroughly. Add milk and lemon juice and pour batter into lined muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
When the gifts are all unwrapped, send your shower guests home with this Uplifting Lemon Mint Super Scrub. The sugar in this simple handmade mixture gently exfoliates dry skin while the Lemon and Peppermint Essential Oils rejuvenate tired hands and feet.
Lemon Mint Sugar Scrub
1¼ cups granulated sugar
½ cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Zest from half a lemon
Peppermint Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
In a bowl, mix together 1¼ cups granulated sugar, ½ cup coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, zest from half a lemon, 5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil and 5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil. Pack scrub into 4-ounce jars with lids tied with colorful pastel ribbons.