March 20, 2015

Ahhh....Stress Away

This is the very special Spring Break edition of Have You Tried It Tuesday #HYTT, brought to you on Friday because, well, its Spring Break and we've been having fun!!

Stress Away is a wonderful blend that comes in the Premium Starter Kit. If you encounter stress in your daily life (so if you're a living, breathing, human being), you'll love Stress Away. Its a calming and invigorating scent that can help to bring balance to your mood and ease tension. If you haven't tried it yet, go get it! Put some on and take a deep breath!

See? You feel better already, don't you?!?!

Enjoy the video!


March 3, 2015

What a Relief!:: Ortho Ease Massage Oil

Its Tuesday! So its time for Have You Tried It Tuesday (#HYTT)!!!
Today we're taking a look at Ortho Ease Massage Oil. If you haven't tried the Young Living massage oils yet, you're missing out! These are wonderful blends pre-packed with essential oils, so all of the guess work is removed. You just have to use them!
This blend can help with sore tired muscles and the over all achyness (yep, I made that word up!) we experience from every day life.

As always, please contact me via the link on the right sidebar if you have any questions. Or go here if you're ready to embark on your Young Living journey! 

Enjoy this week's video! 


February 25, 2015

Essentialzyme = Awesome

This week, Have You Tried it Tuesday or #HYTT is on Wednesday! Yesterday was a snow day here in my neck of the woods. We received a big amount of snow (for us) on Monday. The official total was around 2 inches, but we probably had closer to 3 around our neighborhood. So naturally, we spent some time sledding down our hill on Monday evening. School was canceled on Tuesday, so we had another fun snowy morning and it was all melted by around 5pm.

Bottom of the hill family photo op!
Sledding Fun!

Day 2 snowman. His life was short, but happy. 
So, with all of that fun, our blog installation was delayed a day! :) Family first!

Some of you may remember when I blogged about Enzymes a while back. If not, you can read more by clicking here. Its a good review. Now onto the video! Please ask if you have questions and comment with your successes so we can learn from each other!


Until Next Time!

February 17, 2015

Thieves Essential Rewards Kit

The Theives Essential Rewards Kit is one of the best values Young Living offers. It comes with a whopping 11 yes, ELEVEN, products. You get a 15ml Thieves Essential Oil Blend, 2 14.4oz Thieves Household Cleaners, 2 Thieves Hand Sanitizers, 2 Thieves Sprays, a bottle of Thieves Mouthwash, a tube of Thieves Aromabrite Toothpaste and 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soaps. All of this for 115pv (product value), this is $115 wholesale (and you can't purchase it retail). You have to be signed up for Essential Rewards auto ship to purchase this product. So not only is it a great deal, but you earn ER points on your purchase! I've described each product in the video below and attached my favorite recipe for mixing the Thieves Household Cleaner.


This video is a part of my new Have You Tried It Tuesday series! You can search for videos on facebook using #HYTT 

January 27, 2015

Try Something New!

 I don't know about you, but I get in a rut with my diffuser blends. Sometimes its one oil and sometimes its a combo. About a week ago, I decided I needed to try something new. I wanted uplifting combos for winter that felt warm and cozy, but I needed to break away from my cinnamon, clove and thieves. So I went for it and came up with these two combos. I think the citrus oils add a nice bright scent and the other oils really anchor the scents for a warm, masculine overtone. These are officially husband and little boy approved! I hope you enjoy them as much as we have!

January 23, 2015

Calm Waters Combo :: Dealing with Motion Sickness

I don't know about you, but this cold weather has me longing for the sunny days of summer. I'm ready for road trips to fun destinations, days on the lake with friends and a trip to Salt Lake City (yep, that one is via plane). The only problem with these fun activities is that I get really motion sick. Its bad. Really bad. For those of you who don't know what motion sickness feels like, here is a visual.

Photo Credit: Melissa O'Donohue

Now that we're all on the same page, everyone understands why people like me sometimes dread or avoid travel, even if its somewhere we really want to go. I think the less talked about side of motion sickness is how it affects your traveling partners. Sure, everyone feels bad that you're sick, but for me, I would always feel worse for my traveling companions, namely, my husband. Poor guy, he's so kind and always puts up with my requests to pull over for a few minutes to get out and walk, or my need to roll down the windows (yes, plural) when we're traveling at 70 mph, and always lets me have the window seat on plane trips.
Sometimes I start this combo a few days before my trip to kind of get myself ready for travel. At the very least, I apply before leaving home on the day of travel and carry these oils with me on my trip. I've included Valor and Peace & Calming in my recipe. These oils really help me deal with the anxiety of travel, which for me, contributes to the intensity of motion sickness. I hope this is helpful to you and your family. Do you have a favorite combo for motion sickness? If so, comment below and share! 

**This post is not intended to be medical advice. Its simply the experience of the author. Please consult a medical professional of your choice before starting or stopping any health related regimen. 

January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Wow! My family had a very busy 2014. The end of 2013 and all of 2014 was about growing, stretching and finding our purpose. It was kind of like being on one of those crazy long tunnel water slides. There were twists and turns, we had no idea when it would end, but knew that there was still light because the tunnel was glowing with the light from the outside. Mid year, we started to see the light at the end, things took one more crazy turn and we've landed in the safety of the water in the pool below. We know who we are, our mission is clear and we're working toward our next goal. I'm so thankful for that journey, but I sure am glad that part of our lives is over. God used it as an opportunity for us to learn, make connections and gain perspective. I met more people in 2014 than I would have met in three years without the experiences we had. Those new friendships alone would have been enough reward, but as He always does, God was grooming me to be ready for the next step. And for that, I'm so thankful!

Our family has decided that I will be working from home starting today! We're celebrating this new found freedom of time and we're growing as we learn to better budget our money and our time. This has been our goal since we began our Young Living journey in August of 2011, but its now a reality. In just 3 years and 4 months, we were able to share from our hearts and help others grow their businesses, while growing ours as well. We're not rich, by any stretch, but we have enough, and that was the goal. It started with Wellness. When we started Young Living in August of 2011, we were desperate. We knew that life could be better and that we could live without being at the mercy of allergy season or whatever virus was going around at the time. Once we were living in the freedom of health, we discovered our Purpose. It was to share this amazing gift we had been given. This took a lot of growing on our part. When you have good news to share with your loved ones, they don't always share your excitement. And that is okay. We found that sharing gently, using our oils, offering opportunities to learn more and not being afraid to say "I don't know, let me look that up for you," was key.  (Please note : You can't talk oils in every single conversation or for every time there is an illness. I know its hard because you're so insanely excited about what is happening to you. But that makes people feel like you don't actually care about them. It makes them feel like you have an agenda. And let's be honest, no one likes that.) Now we're experiencing Abundance. Our "extra income" out-grew my take-home pay from my 40 hour per week job. I honestly had no intentions of making the move to just mommy until June of 2015. At Thanksgiving of this year, our little 4 year old man made it abundantly clear to us that he needed more Mommy. We felt like it was just God confirming all of the things he had been preparing us for and it was time to make a move. The funny thing about God's timing is that it rarely syncs with our own timing or ideals about how things will pan out. But His timing is always perfect and you just have to trust and move in obedience.

Is any of my story striking a chord with you? If you would have told me four years ago that my friend would invite me to a class to learn about oils that could help me get rid of allergies, nix asthma, eliminate my son's eczema, help us all sleep better and, oh, don't forget, make me a work at home mom all before my son's 5th birthday, I would have probably stopped talking to you. Because what you were saying would have been NUTS...utterly impossible. But it wasn't impossible and it wasn't nuts. Today, its our reality!

If you're still on the fence about essential oils and want to know more, please contact me. I would love to answer your questions and to have you on my team. My success is not uncommon and I'm not even close to being the fastest grower or the most successful. There are families on my team who have accomplished what took me three and a half years, in under one year! It is possible and it is real. So here's to an AMAZING 2015!