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Living well!

Hello friends!!!

Essential oils play a huge role in our daily lives!  I cannot imagine my life now without them!  I want quality of life!  I want to live well and accomplish crazy amounts of things!  Essential oils help me daily!!

I tried lots of brands of essential oils before learning about Young Living!  I was on a search for replacements for the products we were currently using from the store.  Products that contained dyes and harmful toxins that I wanted away from!  I bought the oils at the health food store and grocery store and online retailers.  They smelled ok…a bit like a perfume.

Now I know why!  They basically are perfume oils…adulterated and mixed with fillers.  I saw no results…just a pleasant smell! Essential oils are not all the same!


I would never walk into that store in the mall and think I was purchasing a pure product that I could use for supporting my body systems. I will not trust any other company with my family’s wellness!!

When a friend told me about Young Living, I started to wonder what the difference was between those store oils and the YL ones.  Before I jumped in, I wanted to know what the big deal was.

I researched, and it was a HUGE deal!

I was very impressed with the quality promise and the integrity of the company!  This section of the website can give you an inside look at why Young Living’s oils are superior quality and provide superior support to every body system!  Check it out!  I am excited to visit a Young Living farm in the next few weeks!  Check back for an overload of pics and info on my family’s visit!!!


I was even more impressed by the  results I found in YL’s oils.

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Young Living offers a Premium Starter Kit that includes the following essential oils!




I diffuse Thieves almost every day for its immune supporting properties and yummy cinnamon scent!  I place about 10 drops into a spray bottle of water for ridding the home of germs.  Young Living has an entire line of Thieves products from toxin and fluoride free toothpaste to household cleaner that can be used on every surface in the home to hand sanitizer!!

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Lavender is known as the Swiss Army knife of essential oils. We use this one for any skin issue and combine with Lemon and Peppermint for sinus support.  I enjoy diffusing Lavender with Cedarwood at night for a fantastic nights’ sleep!


Peppermint provides gastrointestinal support, headache support.  My favorite use for peppermint is under my nose for respiratory support.  Peppermint vitality (white label) can be added to recipes or a glass of water.  Peppermint can also help to freshen breath!


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Stress Away does just that!  I place a drop or two on my wrists or behind my neck or in the diffuser!

DiGize provides digestive support. I use this one in extreme situations needing quick digestive support!  I rub a drop over the abdomen.  You can put a drop under the tongue or in a glass of water.

Panaway is a great oil for after workout and muscle soreness!

Frankincense is a calming oil.  It provides fantastic support to aging skin! Frankincense vitality can also be added to a Thieves tea.  This is one drop of Thieves, one drop Frankincense, 1 drop Lemon and 1 bag of Green tea.  This is a great, soothing tea for when you feel below the wellness line!

Purification rids the home of smells and can be used for a pest-free summer!  Purification contains citronella!  I place a cotton ball with Purification in our trash cans. I also place a couple of drops in a spray bottle and spray into stinky shoes!  Instead of using dryer sheets, I use wool dryer balls.  I place a drop of Purification and Lavender on the dryer ball before placing in the dryer!

R.C. is a must-have for our family!  When we need respiratory support, R.C. goes into the diffuser and on the chest.

Diffusing is just one way to use essential oils.

The Premium Starter kit comes with a diffuser for using essential oils aromatically.




These 11 oils are so versatile!  There are thousands of uses, and these are the ones I use the most in my daily life!


We diffuse in every bedroom at night because restful sleep is essential! We have 4 kids and love to have them wake up in a good mood!!

Every home needs these oils to ditch the many toxic products we are so accustomed to using!



Scroll down for a link to join my essential oil family!!


A few products I would suggest adding on to the Premium Starter kit include:



Ningxia Red is an antioxidant drink. I drink 1-2 ounces per day. It is amazing the difference I have seen in my energy levels.

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Young Living has everything from toothpaste to shampoo to probiotics and now a non toxic mineral makeup line called Savvy Minerals!

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Essential Rewards has been a huge blessing to us!  We earn points each month (equal to dollars in oils).  This allows us to choose which oils to get for FREE!!!!  It’s simple! By purchasing a minimum of $50 per month, you earn lots of free products and bonuses!  You choose the products in your monthly shipment! You choose the ship date!


Click the link below to get started! By joining Young Living with a wholesale membership, you pay the wholesale price of 24% off retail.  You can log in to your YL account and restock and try new oils, and they ship to your home.  You are only required to purchase $50 per year to keep your account active!!

I am so excited to have you join my oily family! This kit is the only product Young Living offers at half price!! The value is over $340. The Premium Starter kit is only $160.



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Morning and Nighttime Routine

Skincare has not always been a priority for me!  I don’t wear tons of makeup, and I have always washed my face at night.  Actually establishing a routine of caring for my skin issues did not seem important!  Having babies, running a business from our home and having a husband in the ministry make for a tired moma!

A few years ago, I began to notice “issues” with my skin.  I had a few troublesome spots and breakouts have been an issue for me for many years!!

I am still not overly disciplined, which is an area I am working on in many areas in my life! I have 4 kids and some days, I just don’t make the time for myself.


My skincare routine is pretty simple. At night, I remove my makeup and wash my face.  I am not entirely happy with the product I currently use.  It has some questionable ingredients.  I will do a seperate post when I settle on one I love!

The blue bottle in the background is spray consisting of witch hazel, frankincense and lavender.  I spray this on a clean face at night.

Next, I apply eye cream.  I use Young Living Wolfberry eye cream. A tiny bit goes a long way! My under eye area has dramatically improved since I started using Wolfberry. I have no burning sensation (which I have had with other eye creams), and there is no residue, so I use this eye cream in the morning also.

Without fail, even when I am ready to crash, Frankincense comes next. My skin feels amazing since I implemented this step. I put about two drops on my fingertips. Then, I slather this all over my face.  Even when it feels like the Frank is gone, I continue to pat it around my face. I may use a drop here and there on areas that need it. I do this morning and night!! Some days, I add Lavender into the mix on my fingertips with the Frank.

The bottle you see with a gold label is organic Argan oil by Pura dor.  I purchase this from Amazon.  This can be used along with the Frank and Lavender. I use it as a carrier oil for other essential oils as well.

On occasion, I use Young Living Boswelia Wrinkle cream.  This is a thicker cream and contains Frankincense. Again, as with all of Young Living products, a tiny bit goes a long way!  The consistency of this cream makes it great for nighttime.

Young Living Satin Facial Scrub is a minty, gentle scrub, which I use two times a week in the morning shower.

Finally, my routine is not complete without Progessence Plus serum.  This product is for women, specifically over 35.  It makes me feel like a nice person every single day of the month. This goes on my wrists in the morning or early afternoon.  My experience with Progessence may be a bit different than some.  If I use Progessence at night, I am restless.  So, mornings or before 2 pm work best for me.  Many people feel sleepy if they use Progessence in the morning.  The beautiful thing about essential oils is that they adapt to our unique, individual needs!!!

What skincare do you love?  What non toxic brands do you use?