10 Christmas Traditions for Teens and Adults


Most Christmas traditions are centered around little kids. Growing up we would always go to the mall to sit on Santa’s lap, read holiday picture books together, and scatter reindeer food (aka granola mixed with glitter) all over the front lawn.

But now that all the kids in our family are in our teens and twenties, none of these activities are options anymore (except for feeding the reindeer, i will never let this tradition die.) Everyone still wants to have fun together, but it’s hard to think of anything to do that is holiday themed. So I made this list of new Christmas traditions for grown up kids and adults!


Christmas on a Zero Dollar Budget


How do you make the Christmas gift exchange interesting and fun when your kids have become adults or almost adults? Especially when most of them are still students or are on a very tight budget? I know the usual – everyone draws a name, but sometimes that can get kind of get dull. Everyone opens their one present…that they asked for…and are expecting. You might as well just buy a present for yourself and call it a day.

Well, I got this idea last year and I ran it past my family – including grandparents – and they went for it! I proposed that every member of the the family give a gift to every other person in the family. That’s right, a present for everyone. Only here’s the clincher: it HAS to fall under one of these four categories.


Coconut Lime Body Butter


This is the yummiest smelling lotion ever. I’m addicted to it. Every time I slather this on it stirs up daydreams of lying on the sand at a tropical beach sipping something fruity from a coconut cup.

Plus it doesn’t hurt that I can make it in just minutes using only two ingredients that were already in my kitchen. The coconut lime scent is perfect for summer, or in the winter when you need the motivation to survive until summer (if you’ve ever lived through a Minnesnowta winter, you understand what I’m talking about.)


How to Use R.C. Essential Oil


R.C. is a blend of Spruce, Cypress, Marjoram, Pine, Lavender, Myrtle, and Eucalyptus

Spruce – supports skin and emotional wellness

Cyprus – supports the circulatory system, and lymphatic system

Marjoram – supports respiratory system, and relieves minor aches and pains

Pine – supports respiratory system, and excretory system

Lavender – supports respiratory system and skin wellness

Myrtle – supports respiratory system, and immune system

Eucalyptus – supports respiratory system, and immune system

When you combine all of these oils you have the blend R.C., which is known for its ability to support the respiratory system and encourage proper nasal function!!

Apply Topically- Rub a couple drops all over your face, neck, and chest to support your respiratory system. You can apply it as often as every 20 minutes if you are feeling especially crummy, but for daily use it only needs to be applied once or twice!
Aromatically – You can inhale the oil directly from the bottle, put it in your diffuser, or place a few drops on some cotton balls to fill the room with the oil. Sometimes I like to swipe a couple drops directly under my nose so I can keep smelling it while on the go!
Homemade Chest Rub – Support your respiratory system in an all natural way with this chest rub! The only two ingredients you need are coconut oil and R.C. essential oil.


How to Use PanAway Essential Oil



Panaway is an original creation from Young Living
and contains a blend of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint
All of the individual oils in this blend are beneficial to your body!
Wintergreen – helps support healthy muscular and skeletal systems
Helichrysum – helps support healthy muscular and circulatory systems
Clove – helps support healthy muscular and immune systems
Peppermint – supports the circulatory system and relieves minor aches and pains
Combining all of these oils leaves you with the blend called Panaway, which is most commonly used to penetrate the skin to soothe soreness after strenuous activity. But there are a couple different ways to do this, and I have listed them below!


How to Use Purification Essential Oil


Purification Oil is known for
its ability to cleanse and neutralize
disagreeable odors.
This oil is a blend consisting of…
Citronella – relieves minor aches and pains, and supports endocrine system
Lemongrass – supports circulatory system, and urinary system
Lavandin – supports respiratory system and skin
Rosemary – supports immune system, and excretory system
Tea Tree – supports skin wellness, and immune system
Myrtle – supports skin wellness, and respiratory system
When you combine all of these oils you get the blend Purification. It smells like summertime, fresh and citrusy, and it most commonly used to eliminate bad odors! It can be used on anything – your body, your home, your pets…..basically, you’re never gonna have to deal with stinky smells ever again.
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