Essential Oils for Fun in the Summer Sun

SUNSCREEN Young Living Essential Oils

Our high today is 91 with thunderstorms starting at 2:00 p.m and going all the way through the night!!! How HOT is it where you live??? What are you doing to beat the heat??? If you’re headed to the beach or the lake to celebrate the 4th of July weekend, you’ve probably packed sunscreen in your bag.  Why apply harmful chemicals that are found in store-bought sunscreens when you can make one that is actually good for you and your family!!! I was excited to find this recipe for sunscreen in the Lemon Dropper files to share with you for the Continue Reading →

Worry never fixes anything ~ Ernest Hemingway

#OolaYLChallenge Faith Young Living

Challenge 5: Faith Welcome to day five of the #OolaYLChallenge! Today we’re exploring the fifth “F” of Oola—Faith.  Although “having faith” means different things to each individual. In general, faith is rooted in gratitude, humility, and an understanding of your greater purpose in the world. With our lives today being so chaotic and stressful, it’s easy to lose faith.  We over-analyze and over-think every situation.  Our lives are crazy-busy and we have a hard time falling asleep because our minds won’t shut up!!!  We worry over every detail of the previous day, what is coming up the following day, and Continue Reading →

Thieves: Best smelling non-toxic cleaner EVER! Seriously!!!

2016-05 Limited Time Thieves Cleaning Set

If you guys don’t go and buy this Thieves cleaning collection right this second, I don’t think we can be friends anymore. I’m serious. This is a gateway product. The product that everyone tries and then ends up using to replace every nasty smelling, toxic chemical filled cleaner under their sink. I’m serious. Thieves Cleaner (best smelling cleaner ever) and Citrus Fresh, (best smelling oil blend ever), packaged up cute with a glass spray bottle and a great little booklet so you know exactly how to use the cleaner. Seriously. You guys. Order this. Now. If you’re not already a Continue Reading →

#OolaLife: Reach your true, unlimited potential.

Young Living Essential Oils

Challenge 4:  Focus on the fourth “F” of Oola—Field. Today’s #OolaYLChallenge is to find at least one way to give your all to the job you have, whether your job is being a student, a stay-at-home parent, or you have a professional career.  Maybe you don’t love your job, but it pays the bills.  Every time you make the most of your current situation, you get closer to having an #OolaLife. Are you lucky enough to have your dream job?  I was very fortunate in that my dream job was to be a stay-at-home Mom.  My husband was a college Continue Reading →

#OolaYLChallenge – Family: Focus on Your Relationships

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#OolaYLChallenge 3: Family Today the challenge was to focus on the the third “F” of Oola—Family.  This was an easy challenge for me, because my family is my EVERYTHING!!!! One of the questions in the challenge was, “Have you ever felt like your presence is a present?”   My answer to that is an enthusiastic, “YES!!!!” Often our family will plan time together instead of purchasing presents. Last year as a Mother’s Day gift my sister and I took our parents to the Missouri Botanical Gardens to visit the Butterfly House. Then we took them to ride the St. Louis Carousel Continue Reading →

Being in debt is a very un-Oola way to live your life!!!

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Challenge 2: Finance Wow, two tough challenges in a row!!!  How does #OolaYL know exactly what my struggles are in life?!?!?! According to #OolaYL, in the same manner that eating fewer calories than you burn is a simple approach to managing your weight, spending less money than you make is a simple approach to managing your finances. Apparently being in debt is a very un-Oola way to live your life!!! Of course! I totally get that.  It’s a concept that I easily understand….and yet….somehow my husband and I just keep getting farther and farther behind on our credit card bills!!!  Continue Reading →

Oola YL Challenge: Love your body!!!

#OolaYLChallenge

Today is the first day of the 21-Day Oola YL Challenge!!! Challenge #1 was “Fitness”….but there’s a twist to the challenge that I wasn’t expecting.  I thought Oola YL was going to challenge me to do 10,000 steps today, or some other “get up and move” challenge. Instead today’s #OolaYLChallenge was to think of three things you love about your body. Whoa, whoa, WHOA!!!!  That’s a hard one!!!  It would be easier to get in 10,000 steps today!!! I see my friends who are always hitting the gym and getting their 10,000+ steps in, and I feel embarrassed because I Continue Reading →

Greeking Out! Young Living has 3 New Tasty Recipes for Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is as versatile as it is delicious! Check out Young Living’s three new essential oil infused recipes to add a little Greek to your diet. Visit Young Living’s blog for three new Greek yogurt recipes!!! Dill Veggie Dip Yogurt-Filled Einkorn Crepes Greek Yogurt Coleslaw

Non-Toxic Spring Cleaning with Thieves Household Cleaner

Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner for all natural non toxic Spring Clean

Spring Cleaning…..where do I even begin???? This meme from someecards.com says it all.  Hahaha!!! Seriously though, I have always hated cleaning any time of the year because of (1) the nauseating smell of the toxic fumes from cleaning products; (2) the horrible headaches and respiratory issues I would get from inhaling said toxic fumes; (3) the way cleaning products would cause my skin to be itchy and raw with severe eczema; and (4) worrying about the long-term health issues of being exposed to products that contain known toxins and carcinogens…..then worrying even more about the unknown dangers because thousands of Continue Reading →

Essential Oils vs. the Dark Side of the Perfume Industry

Essential Oil Perfumes

Perfumes can be both intoxicating and seductive.  Many perfumes evoke deep emotions or sweet memories. However, there is a dark side to the perfume industry to which you may not be aware.  Commercial perfume manufacturers are allowed to withhold information on their ingredients to protect trade secrets.  Many of the secret ingredients are potentially hazardous synthetic chemicals (mostly petrochemicals) that are known toxins and carcinogens. More than 95 percent of the chemicals in synthetic fragrances are derived from petrochemicals. These chemicals include: benzene derivatives, aldehydes, phthalates, and a slew of other known toxins that are capable of causing cancer, birth Continue Reading →

Have a Healthy Smile!

Thieves Oral Care Products from Young Living for a Healthy Smile!

When I was researching for the Essential Oils 101 class that I teach for John A. Logan College, one of the subjects I wanted to present was about toxins in our personal hygiene products and how to find all-natural, non-toxic solutions. One of the shocking things I discovered was that there are particles of plastic added to my family’s favorite toothpaste.  Yes, little balls of plastic!!!  According to Crest, polyethylene plastic is in your toothpaste for decorative purposes only. That’s right, the only reason plastic is in there is because it looks cool. Personally, I think it is NOT COOL Continue Reading →

SAFE & Effective Foaming Hand Soap!!!

Young Living Foaming Hand Soap, Item #3674 Independent Distributor #1934177

When I was researching for the “Non-Toxic Life & Home” segments of the “Essential Oils 101” class that I teach through John A. Logan College, I discovered the dangers of triclosan in hand soaps, toothpaste and other personal care products. It completely freaked me out!!!  I immediately threw out the anti-bacterial hand soaps, toothpastes and other products in our home and replaced them with all-natural products!!! I learned that as early as 1978, the FDA proposed a rule that would have prohibited triclosan (and other toxic chemicals) from being used in hand soaps because it was NOT SHOWN TO BE Continue Reading →

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions, Using Essential Oils to support your New Year's resolutions.

Let’s be honest, I’m having a lot of TROUBLE with my New Year’s resolution to get fit.  I signed up for the ‪#‎ONEChallenge‬, which is 1,000 miles in 2016!!!  What the heck was I thinking?!?!?!  I’ve NEVER been an athletically active person!!!  Couch potato is a much more accurate description!!! Right now I’m WAY behind on my daily goals, so if I’m going to meet my January goals I really have to get motivated during the last week of the month!!!  Actually, I’m diffusing “Motivation” right now….hoping it will help me get moving today!!! What were your New Year’s resolutions?   Continue Reading →

Back to School Essentials

Back to School with Young Living Essential Oils

I was out walking this morning and the neighborhood was sooooooo quiet. I got to thinking about how sorry I feel for kids nowadays. It’s still summer and they’re already back in school. Each year it seems like their school year is starting earlier and earlier.When I was young school didn’t start until after Labor Day. (Wow, when did I get old enough to start using the “When I was young…” phrase!!! Haha!!!) If your kids are back in school, there are a number of essential oils you can use to support them and keep them healthy.    

Why I LOVE being a Lemon Dropper!!!

Lemon Droppers, Brand New Twist, Young Living Essential Oils

Becoming a Lemon Dropper was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for my life!!! Forget the fact that essential oils have dramatically improved our life both physically and emotionally. Being a member of this “tribe” has touched my soul in such an amazing way. “People. That’s what this business is about. Everything else, the health, the money, the rewards, the perks, the events, it’s all icing. The people are the core of the Lemon Droppers and they will always be.” ~~ Lindsay Moreno Lindsay Moreno is the founder of the Lemon Droppers. She is an AMAZING woman, a Continue Reading →

How to have Calmer, Happier, Healthier New Year!!!

Young Living Premium Starter Kit, Member #1934177

I’d love to help you have a calmer, happier, healthier New Year!!!  Comment below, or send me an email, about what physical and emotional issues you are dealing with. I’ll help you figure out which essential oils can help!!!  The Premium Starter Kit includes: Everyday Oils Collection: 10 of the most versatile essential oils, (Retail Value $163.16) Home diffuser, (Retail Value $98.68) Citrus Fresh (5 ml / Retail Value: $20.07) And more! PLUS when you purchase the Premium Starter Kit through me (Member #1934177): You can receive one of my favorite essential oil blends: Peace & Calming  (5 ml / Retail Value: Continue Reading →

Brrrr, Winter’s Here!!! Keep Your Family Healthy with Thieves

Young Living's Thieves Essential Oil

Brrrrr!!!  Oh man, Ameren CIPS is going to love billing us this month. The forecast calls for a high of only 1 degree tonight. I really, really, really can’t wait until Spring!!!!!   I’m trying to keep us healthy through this wicked winter.  I’ve added Young Living essential oils to our daily routines which will keep our immune system strong and kill germs before they have a chance to make us sick! Our son Jeff, who is the Head Football Coach at Lindenwood University, always says the best offense is a good defense!!!  (Go Lynx!!!) Here are some of the things Continue Reading →

Wishing You a Calmer, Happier, Healthier New Year!!!

Young Living Essential Oils can help you keep your New Year's Resolutions!

My New Year’s Resolution is to have a calmer, happier, healthier year!!! What’s at the top of your resolutions list? I need to focus on #7 and #8 in 2015.  Then I need to work on #6 and #9 so I can do #10. Are you interested in how essential oils can help you have a calmer, happier, healthier  New Year? I’d love to talk to you about how essential oils have dramatically improved our lives and how they can help YOU!!!  Just “Like” Peace, Love and Joyce on Facebook then send me a message about issues you’d like information about. Continue Reading →

Enter to WIN a Silhouette Gift Basket Valued at $100

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My Silhouette Challenge friends have joined together to offer you a chance to WIN this great Silhouette Gift Basket.  (Retail Value $100) Tweet daily for extra entries! Good luck!!!     a Rafflecopter giveaway If the Entry Form doesn’t appear, just click on this link to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway These women are all incredibly talented. Visit their blogs for inspiration! Trisha | Black and White Obsession Becky & Glenna | My Paper Craze Kristy | Please Excuse My Craftermath… Melissa | A Prudent Life Sarah | Creative Ramblings Michelle | Weekend Craft Melissa | Silhouette School Kelly | Simply Kelly Designs Sharon | Bringing Creativity 2 Life Randi | Sowdering About In Continue Reading →

Prepaid Subscriptions for Paper Pumpkin – Great Gift Idea

Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up! is now offering prepaid subscriptions for Paper Pumpkin, our monthly subscription craft kit program. This is such a fabulous gift idea for your Mother, daughter, even sons and dads, or a dear friend that is always difficult to buy for! Great for Mother’s or Father’s Day, graduations, birthdays, retirement gifts and more! Every month they will receive a fully designed project kit that arrives in a delightful box filled with stamps, ink, and paper, with everything pre-cut and ready to assemble. All that needs to be added is adhesive. They’ll be amazed at what great things come in Continue Reading →