• Essential Oils Cases: Ideas for Portability

    This has probably happened to you too.  I’ve been out and about and something happens.  A bee sting, an ant bite, an upset tummy, or worse.  And I need my oils right then! There are several different options for having your oils with you.  While you’re still building up your stash, the 5/8 dram bottles can be helpful.  You just add your oil of choice to each bottle.  My challenge has been that they leak sometimes.  This hasn’t been a widely-reported issue, so my guess is that it’s user-error. 🙂  Make sure and close your bottles well! I like this keychain case with the 5/8 dram bottles.  Personally, I love…

  • Essential Oil Display and Storage Ideas

    My kitchen counter was overflowing…with essential oils.  So I started keeping some in the bathroom cupboard.  But then I was forever going back and forth between the two places, looking for the oil I needed and forgetting where it was. For Christmas, my hubby got me the perfect gift for an essential oil aficionado like me: a display rack!  I LOVE this rack because it a) looks pretty and b) holds all my oils!!!  I can find an oil when I need it without searching all over the house!  I am excited to share this pretty photo of my oil rack with you! Isn’t it pretty??   It’s actually a…

  • How Peppermint Essential Oil Saved Christmas

    My Christmas Eve disaster was looming. I was curled up in bed with a cramping stomach as my companion. What to do, what to do? I mustered up the strength to twist off the cap on my bottle of peppermint oil.  Not caring that it would sting a little if I used it straight, I rubbed a few drops on my agonized  tummy. After a while, I crept to the bathroom, and sat on the oh-so-comfortable laminate floor, sniffing the bottle. Much to my relief, I started to feel… better. After another few minutes, I returned to bed, a drop of peppermint on my hand, I fell right asleep, and…

  • A Ounce of Prevention: My Daily Routine to Stay Healthy Using Essential Oils

    I get asked a lot to share my daily “sickness prevention” strategies. Natural remedies are helpful to our bodies when we are sick, and they are powerful in helping us stay healthy in the first place! My routine is simple – or I couldn’t keep up with it! Every morning: * 2 oz or so of NingXia Red with 2 drops of Young Living Orange oil and a splash of elderberry mixed in. * I apply a couple drops of an oil blend like Thieves, Immupower, Exodus II, or Longevity to the soles of my feet. (The pores are really big on the bottom of your feet, so it’s a…

  • Young Living Convention Highlights 2014!

    We escaped the summer heat to enjoy the amazing Utah weather for a week in June, and loved our time at the Young Living Essential Oils convention AND the lavender farm!   In this photo, we are planting six month old baby lavender plants!  (aka seedlings).   The lavender plant will take two years to come to maturity.  We acquired some serious appreciation for how much time and WORK it takes to produce the oil in one little bottle of lavender! Our farm visit included a visit to the distillery, where we got to experience first-hand the process of extracting the oil from the plant.  I knew it was complicated…

  • How to Kick the Flu, Naturally!

    Is your Facebook feed as jolly as mine?  I see lots of stories about people with the flu, the stomach flu, or yucky colds.  Bleh! A good friend shared with me about how her dad kicked the flu OVERNIGHT, and so I asked her if I could pass it along to all of you!  She graciously said yes, so keep reading for the regimen she suggested to her dad.   (Remember that we are moms, not medical professionals.   This is not intended as medical advice.)  My friend, Cherie, shared that her dad, who is 72, was told that he had Type A flu yesterday afternoon. They started using the oils…

  • Get a Healthy Jump Start on 2014: Become More Medically Independent!

    2014 ought to be an interesting year in the health care field.  I hear reports, like that 70% of doctors in California aren’t getting on board with Obamacare, and that many are thinking about retiring.   I read other reports like the one about the superbug MRSA on the front page of the Wall Street Journal on Dec 17.   Otherwise healthy people are picking up MRSA outside of the hospital, and they are going into organ failure just hours later.  Scary stuff. Those and other reports like them make me stop and think.  I am thankful for the medical field.  Many, many people wouldn’t be alive without it.  …

  • Restoring the Thyroid: Cherie’s Journey

    If you wrestle with thyroid disease, it can feel like a never-ending cycle of medication adjustments, and lots and lots of management.  Cherie Schnieders has been on an amazing journey of finding restoration for her thyroid through natural means.  She offers hope for many women across the world – join us today at 12:30pm CST on Friday, Nov 15, 2013 for a live stream where she will share her experiences with us.  (If you miss the live stream, the video recording will be available through the same link, hosted on YouTube.) View live stream: Restoring the Thyroid: Cherie’s Journey When I was 33 and had a miscarriage, I learned that…

  • Video: Recovering From Adrenal Fatigue

    Enjoy our first live-stream video recording on recovering from adrenal fatigue using essential oils! (Sorry for the poor quality for my portion – I’ve added an external mic to the shopping list!)