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 →

#OolaLife: Reach your true, unlimited potential.

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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 →

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 →

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 →