• Chemical-Free Cleaning Products

    The Thieves Household Cleaner is one of my favorites because it’s an all-in-one cleaner concentrate. I add a capful of cleaner to a spray bottle, fill the rest with filtered water, and I’m ready to go. Even better, I can hand the bottle to my kids and put them to work! Nothing toxic there to harm their little bodies! This cleaner has replaced ALL the bottles I used to buy at the store! A one-stop-shop, Boom!! The cost of Thieves House Hold Cleaner is about $0.04 per ounce. On average, “green” cleaners are about $0.11 per ounce! Most of the time, I spray my regular Thieves All-Purpose Cleaner to clean…

  • Support Your Immune System Naturally with Essential Oils

    WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FALL BELOW THE WELLNESS LINE? Natural remedies are helpful to our bodies when we are sick, and they are powerful in helping us stay healthy in the first place! Here are some go-to ways I use essential oils to support my family’s immune system. Get that NingXia Red in daily! It’s very high in antioxidants! Get that diffuser going! Diffuse blends like Thieves or RC. Immune Support Diffuser Blend3 drops Thieves3 drops Lemon1 drop Frankincense Apply your essential oils early and often!TIP: Hot oils can be diluted with a carrier oil and apply to the feet. The pores are really big on the bottom of…

  • 30 Budget-Friendly Essential Oils Under $20

    Essential oils are too expensive, they say. Young Living has so many oils that are under $20!!! Did you know there are around 100 drops in a 5ml and 300 drops in a 15ml, depending on the viscosity of the oil. Check out this list of 30 oils under $20! Lime Vitality | 5 ml | $5.75 Clove Vitality | 5 ml | $7.50 Rosemary Vitality | 5 ml | $7.75 Fennel Vitality | 5 ml | $9.00 Christmas Spirit | 5 ml | $10.50 R.C. | 5 ml | $10.50 Jade Lemon | 5 ml | $11.00 Orange | 15 ml | $11.00 Spearmint Vitality | 5 ml |…

  • Beginner’s Guide to Carrier Oils

    Carrier oils are usually overlooked because they don’t contain the therapeutic constituents of other essential oils, but they can play an indispensable companion of topically applied essential oils. Jojoba Oil: Works wonderfully as a skin moisturizer. Non-greasy doesn’t clog pores. Contains vitamin E and B vitamins, which help to treat sunburns and wounds, it has antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, and it contains three fatty acids. Almond oil: Absorbs relatively quickly; leaves a slight hint of oil on the skin. Rich in vitamin E and oleic acid. Good all-purpose carrier oil Fractionated Coconut Oil: Unlike coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil is liquid at room temperature. Absorbs well; leaves skin feeling silky…

  • Lavender Clay Facemask

    In our busy schedules with so much going on, it’s so important to take time for self-care. Turn off all the noise, lower the shades, and spend some time for you! You are worth it, and on the other side, you’ll be stronger than you were before! This simple clay mask is a great way to revive your skin! 1 tbsp European Clay or Bentonite Clay 1 tbsp cold water Few drops of Lavender Oil Mix ingredients together. Thoroughly cover face and neck, allow to sit for 10-20 minutes. Rinse off and apply moisturizer.

  • 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! 🙁 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!

  • Mindfulness

    Guest post by Joshalyn McHargue I distinctly remember the first time I learned about mindfulness. It was during a counseling lecture, and my professor encouraged my classmates and me to make it a consistent part of our lives to avoid burnout. As a counselor in training, I was initially interested in how it could improve my counseling skills. Soon after I began practicing mindfulness, however, I found it to be a helpful tool in my life as a wife, friend, daughter, employee, and well, a human being! Put simply, mindfulness is the intentional act of being fully present in a moment. It involves becoming aware of your thoughts and knowing…