May 12, 2015

Non-Toxic Bug Repellant

Happy May! I don't know about you, but these last few weeks have been crazy at my house. We've been preparing for summer, wrapping up school activities and spending a ton of time outside in the SUN!!! So with all of this fun outside time, it reminded me that we needed something to help keep the bugs off of our bodies. The rule of thumb at our house is that we only smash bugs if they're 1) inside our house, 2) biting us or 3) on our food. I think that's pretty fair...my son doesn't like this rule when he comes across the very smashable and always annoying June Bugs in the summer, but we stick to it.
You're probably in the same boat I was in...I want the bugs to stay away, but I don't want to use chemicals to make it happen. Well, fret no more, I have an answer for you. We've been using this solution for about 3 years now and its been wonderful!! We use it at home in the yard (or the hammock), at the lake, at the pool, at the ballpark and at picnics at the park. I carry a small bottle of it around in my bag and we reapply as necessary (especially when we're sweating or playing in water). This is also our sunscreen too!


AND I have a bonus video for you! Its the latest in the Have You Tried it Tuesday series. We're staying in the bug theme and talking Basil. I recorded it right after the last video, but its been stuck on my phone and I JUST figured out how to get it off of there and uploaded for your viewing pleasure. 


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April 10, 2015

The Many Uses of Peppermint

Well, hello there!

I hope your Spring is off to a great start!! The trees have leaves again and the flowers are blooming! Its a happy time at my house! We love spending time in the garden getting our flowers planted and will start planting veggies once it warms up a little bit more. We love being able to spend time outside enjoying nature. But with nature comes some bugs and bees. We love both for their role in our garden, but don't really want to be in close contact with them. So check out this week's video and let me know what you think by commenting below!




p.s. I totally recorded this video on Tuesday, just forgot to post until Friday! I'll be using some Brain Power momentarily! LOL!! Enjoy!!! :) And remember to search #HYTT for other videos!




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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!


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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! 


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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!

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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.


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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!