• My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Molluscum Contagiosum

    These little bumps popped up on my toddler’s back. I didn’t pay too much attention for a while because they didn’t bother him. When they were still there after a month or so later, Mommy got busy. I did some research and learned that Lemon Myrtle essential oil works great for Molluscum Contagiosum. Sure enough! I diluted a few drops with a little olive oil and put it in a roller bottle. Then I rolled that on him. Just a few days later, the bumps were gone!!!! They tried to come back one more time, but just a little more lemon myrtle did the trick. What an easy way to…

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Bug Bites

    We live in Texas, so there are bugs EVERYWHERE. And almost all of them bite!! Ants, mosquitos, spiders, assassin bugs, and on and on! Thankfully, Young Living has an essential oil blend that we LOVE for relieving the itch! It’s called Purification, and it’s a combo of Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree oils. I just rub it on a bug bite, and it helps draw out the poison! My kids love it too, and they apply it themselves! For a particularly bad bite, which we were pretty certain was a black widow bite, we used Purification, Basil oil, and Bentontite clay. I was prepping us to head…

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Toothaches

    When a tooth hurts, you want it fixed NOW. I’m so thankful to have Young Living oils to use while I’m waiting to get into the dentist! My favorites to use are:Panaway – I dilute this blend with a little olive oil and rub it right on my cheek. Clove – I dilute this blend too, and rub it on my gums where it hurts. Dentists use clove too, in their numbing agents! Thieves – Thieves has clove in it, so I use this when needed too! I also loved Clove for my little teething babies – I diluted it a ton (like 1 drop oil to 20 drops olive…

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for a Fever

    Fevers in my babies used to scare me so badly!! When my baby daughter had a bad reaction to a vaccine, her fever climbed high so quickly she had febrile seizures. SO scary!! Alternating Motrin and Ibuprofen wasn’t doing much – we literally prayed her through that night, and I lost count of how often I called the nurse line. Now, for a normal fever from a sickness, I don’t freak out. The body is doing its job! I want to help support the body as it fights off the sickness, and not suppress the fever. Essential oils are PERFECT to help the body stabilize, and fight off the sickness…

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Sunburn

    I love the sun, and sometimes I mis-judge how much time I’ve spent in it! ūüôĀ Thankfully, Young Living lavender essential oil is my friend and helps my skin heal quickly! [Don’t use any brand but Young Living on burns! Any additives will make the burn worse. Some brands use lavandin instead of actual lavender oil, and that’s not helpful for the burn either!] I just rub lavender straight on the burn, and reapply a few times if need be! Easy peasy! Want to get your own oils? Click here to get your starter kit!

  • Young Living Starter Kit Oils & What To Do With Them

    Essential oils have many wonderful uses! I am continually amazed at how powerful they are, and how many things I can use them for! If you don’t have your starter kit yet, you can get it here!¬† –> Young Living Starter Kit Canada Young Living offers a wonderful starter kit filled with 11 fabulous oils. Let’s take a quick tour and meet them! Oil #1: Lavender! In Aromatherapy, lavender can be used topically: * to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis * or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation * or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold…

  • I’m an Accidental Oil Tycoon (and You Can Be One Too.)

    When we came home from our first year of full-time volunteer ministry in 2013, my dad asked what we were going to do next. ¬†His question pertained to paying the bills. ¬†¬†I joked, “Well, dad, we’re in the oil business!”. ¬†¬†Little did I realize how much that joke would morph into reality. I had, hesitantly, joined Young Living the year before. ¬†I wasn’t convinced essential oils would actually do anything, but I was willing to give the oils a shot because a naturopath doctor I trusted highly recommended them. ¬†¬†By the next year, I was completely hooked, and telling everyone I knew about oils and about the amazing things we…

  • Visit the Young Living Farm in Ecuador with me!

    We recently had the opportunity to travel to the Young Living farm in Ecuador! ¬† The entire trip was an amazing experience, so come along with me for the ride! Young Living pampers its members! ¬†We stayed at the Hilton in Guayaquil, ate delicious catered meals, and enjoyed this YL swag bag! ¬† (The phone chargers caught the attention of airport security on the way home, but they let me keep it lol). ¬† The sunglasses are made of wood, so I can add oils to them and have diffuser sunglasses! We took a tour of the city, including a market to purchase souvenirs and this local city park. ¬†Instead…

  • How to Use Your Essential Oil Diffuser!

    Diffusing essential oils is an awesome way to make your home smell great without the use of artificial – and toxin filled – sprays and plug-ins. ¬† Some of our common air fresheners are VERY toxic – they rate a 9 (on a scale of 1 – 10) on the Toxic scale, according to the Think Dirty app!! ¬†We need to get these OUT of our homes, and using an essential oils diffuser is a great way to do it! ¬†Not only will your home smell better, but the air quality will improve! ¬†Essential oils can actually clean the air, providing a boost to your respiratory system! It’s important to…