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.  

Starter Kit Recipe: Thieves Immune Support

Young Living Thieves Essential Oil for Immune Support

Starter Kit Recipe: Thieves Immune Support  Thieves essential oil supports your immune system, supports healthy lung function, and is excellent for oral hygiene! Immune System Support: Roller Bottle Add 10 Drops Thieves Essential Oil to a 10ml roll-on bottle. Fill with fractionated (liquid) coconut oil, or your favorite carrier oil. Apply to your spine and / or the Vita-Flex points on the bottoms of your feet 1 – 3 times each day. When you need additional immune support, add 5 drops of Oregano and / or Thyme essential oil to the roller bottle. Immune System Support: Hot Tea Add 1 drop Continue Reading →

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 →

SAFE & Effective Foaming Hand Soap!!!

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 →