Unicorn Oil is Here!!!!

🌈 Valor, affectionately known as the “Unicorn oil”, is back in stock after almost two years!!!!! 🦄 Sanity 🦄 Patience 🦄 Focus 🦄 Courage 🦄 Confidence 🦄 Chiropractor in a bottle right here! I love, love, LOVE the Valor essential oil blend!!! It helps me feel confident and secure. Plus it helps me so much physically. (There’s a reason it’s affectionately called “chiropractor in a bottle” This fabulous oil is limited to one bottle per member per month while supplies last.  If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge, I’ll help you get signed up as a Young Living member, then you can add Valor to your Premium Continue Reading →

Deep Relief…..because doing taxes is literally a pain in the neck!!!

Deep Relief…..because doing taxes is literally a pain in the neck!!! Tax Day is just two weeks away…..or is it? When is Tax Day this year??? You would think the answer would be simple, but hey, we’re talking about the US government, so….. Traditionally, April 15th is the last day you can rush to the post office with forms in hand and file your annual return. The reality in 2017 varies across the country. For the majority of taxpayers, the deadline this year for filing and paying taxes is Tuesday, April 18th. Since April 15th falls on a Saturday this Continue Reading →

I Love the Smell of a Spring Thunderstorm!

Severe thunderstorms are forecast for today! Oh how I love the way the world smells after a spring storm. That fresh sharp air and the damp musty earth smell…..LOVE IT!!!! This Spring Rain diffuser blend from Jana’s Apothecary is as close to a spring thunderstorm smell as you can get! In your diffuser add: 3-5 drops Vetiver Essential Oil  (One of my favorite oils!!!) 3-5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil Tip: Vetiver is soooooooooo thick that you can hold it upside-down for what seems like forever and you still won’ get a drop out of the bottle!!!. Some people will Continue Reading →

Progeny’s Potions: Essential Oils for Kids!

Young Living Essential Oils for Kid's Health Issues

This fun “fairy tale” workshop is targeted for Children & Parents, or Grandchildren & Grandparents!  (*Children ages 3 months to 12 years old.) Your child & you are invited to come learn how to use essential oils for a calmer, happier, healthier childhood!!!  “Progeny’s Potions” supports a wide variety of children’s physical and emotional health issues.  The PROGENY’S POTIONS class will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8th at the Merle Norman Studio in downtown Herrin, Illinois. Be sure to let us know if you’d like an invitation!!! We will share about the benefits of each of the essential Continue Reading →

Say “Hello” to soft, spring fresh-smelling laundry!!!!

Young Living Essential Oils, Dryer Balls with Lavender Essential Oil. Spring Special Offer

Say “Goodbye” to musty winter smells and “Hello” to soft, spring fresh-smelling laundry! END OF THE MONTH DEAL from Young Living!!!!! This springtime promotion is just what you need to make your clothes smell fresh and clean, without harsh perfumes or toxic chemicals!!! March 28th–31st at 11:59 p.m. MT, while supplies last*, members who order our Limited-Edition Dryer Balls with 5ml Lavender essential oil will get a FREE 15-ml bottle of Lemongrass essential oil!!!!! No limits!! That means if you buy 5 sets of dryer balls, you’ll get 5 FREE 15 ml bottles of Lemongrass!!!  Now is a great time Continue Reading →

Peace & Calming

Young Living Peace & Calming Essential Oil

You only have a few more days to GET THREE bottles of Peace & Calming!!! So WHY would you want to order three bottles in March??? You’ll want to STOCK UP NOW while Peace & Calming is available, because in the past, once it went out-of-stock it was a long, long, long time before you could order again!!! As of April 1st, you’ll be restricted to one bottle per account per month. Order 3 bottles in March on a Quick Order or on your Essential Rewards order, then you’ll be able to order another bottle of P & C in Continue Reading →

Psalm 23:5 Thou Anointest My Head With Oil

Living Anointed, Oils of the Bible, Essential Oils

“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” Psalm 23:5 King James Version Photo Credit: Whimsical Scripture Art by Monica Welch Print of Watercolor available in the DovetailInk Etsy shop at:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/185529397/psalm-23-whimsical-scripture-art-print?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=christian%20art&ref=sr_gallery_35 Note: I am not affiliated with Dovetail Ink, nor do I receive a commission for referrals.  I simply loved Monica Welch’s Psalm 23 artwork and wanted to share this beautiful piece with my essential oil friends.  

Hello Spring – Let Your Spirit Soar

Young Living Essential Oil Diffuser Recipe for Spring

If knowing it’s the First Day of SPRING isn’t enough to lift you out of the “Monday Blues”, then diffuse these essential oils and watch your spirits soar…..it’s like dancing in a field of flowers, with the bright sun shining on your smiling face and a fresh breeze in your hair!!! In your diffuser add 3 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Grapefruit and 1 drop Ylang Ylang. HELLO SPRING!!!!!!! Are you curious to learn how essential oils can support your physical and emotional health.  My passion is essential oil education and I’d love to help you get started on your oily Continue Reading →

Peppermint Vitality Iced Tea

Premium Starter Kit Recipes: Peppermint Vitality Iced Tea Peppermint Essential Oil supports healthy digestion, cools the body, promotes healthy respiratory function and is a natural energy booster. Enjoy this delicious recipe as a great way to start incorporating Young Living’s Peppermint Vitality essential oil in to your everyday life! Peppermint Vitality Iced Tea 4 Young Living Slique Tea Bags or Green Tea Bags 1/4 c. Young Living Blue Agave 3 drops Young Living Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil (More or less to taste.) 3 Limes Pour YL Blue Agave in the bottom of a 64-ounce pitcher. Add hot water and stir. Continue Reading →

Essential Oils for Fun in the Summer Sun

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 sun protection in the Lemon Dropper files to share with you for 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!!!

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

#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!!!

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 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!

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 →