• 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…

  • 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…

  • Essential Oils for Dogs

    Essential Oils for Dogs

    Our pets experience many of the same everyday challenges that we do in life.  They catch colds and feel stressed.   I’ve been using essential oils on myself and my family for several years now, for a wide variety of needs, and I love that we can use oils on our dogs as well!    There are several important things to know when using oils on pets.   Our pets are smaller than us (generally! lol), and so we will use fewer drops of essentials oils on them.  You can always dilute an oil with water or a carrier oil like coconut, grapeseed, or jojaba.  Methods of Application There are…

  • Did You See?

    Did you see it yet?   Young Living released a brand new Premium Starter Kit today and it rocks the house! They’ve added 3 new oils – RC, Digize, and Copiaba to their already all-star lineup! AND, this new kit is available to members AND non-members! Check out this video I made, giving a quick virtual tour.  It’s a power-packed, beautiful kit!   You also get your choice of a diffuser – the Home Diffuser, Dewdrop, Bamboo, or the Aria, at a fabulous discount! New members can get this new kit (with the home or dewdrop diffuser) for $160, and existing members for $175. If you’d like to get your…

  • FREE Facebook Essential Oils 101 Class – Online on Wed, Feb 25 at 8pm CST!

    As you’ve probably noticed, I love to talk about essential oils.  That might be an understatement.  I LOVE to talk about essential oils.  Why?  Because they have literally revolutionized our lives!   Exaggeration?  Nope!  🙂 This Wednesday, February 25 at 8pm CST, I am co-teaching an online Facebook class, all about essential oils!   You can learn more and get your questions answered, without having to leave your warm house!   (It’s sleeting where I live right now, so I’m REALLY glad I don’t have to leave!) We’re also going to give away a free bottle of Jade Lemon essential oil to participants in our class, and we’ve got a…

  • How are Essential Oils Made?

    Attention do-it-yourself’ers!   When you make things, are you hoping to save money and have a better product?  (read: less chemicals)    When I got into essential oils, it didn’t take me long to go down the “I wonder if I can do this at home” path. The short answer? “Yes, I could.  But unless the zombie apocalypse has started, I won’t.” Want to know why?   I can’t do it better than Young Living!   While the overall process looks simple, it is actually SUPER complicated!  At Young Living, their employees are trained on the distillation process for 6-7 YEARS before they are released to distill on their own!…