Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oils of Ancient Scripture - Part 3

We will be wrapping things up today by looking at four more Oils of Ancient Scripture, but be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series.

To learn more about Seed to Seal, read about my recent trip to one of Young Living's farms in Mona, Utah.  

Essential oils are becoming more common place today.

With their varied uses we see their benefits to mankind becoming more and more mainstream. In ancient times when these oils were used often, they were highly regarded and treasured. May we treasure the gift of essential oils God gave use and use them daily. We must remember that scripture is full of meanings that we have no grasp of because we do not live in that time period.  Just because the practice of using essential oils may be new to you, or another “group” has used God’s gift improperly calling it New Age or something else, this should not deter us from following God’s word.

Of the many oils we have just learned about, some were given to Jesus during his ministry, why? God created the many actions for these oils, for their physical attributes, yes; but also for their action in supporting our mind or feelings, our emotions. 

I encourage you to research each oil, not only the ones we have just studied for their benefits to our feelings and discover why God had them given to Jesus at particular times in His ministry. 

The Young Living Lifestyle is waiting for you!  When you are living the Young Living lifestyle, every aspect of daily living is enriched through the use of the essential oils and the many oil-infused products. The time is now. NOW - for getting your nutrition habits in order, NOW for using and experiencing YL essential oils and the many other essential oil infused products in your daily life, NOW for learning how incredible our oils are, how the hope and possibilities are endless. Now is the time. What are you waiting for??’

Well you are probably waiting for me to tell you HOW!  

Let me share with you how I began… with a YL Premium Starter Kit.  It’s $160.  It’s the only thing on the Young Living Website that is half off.  If you are a frugal mama like me, this is the best bang for your buck. It comes with 11 bottles of oil (including Frankincense) and a diffuser.  As a member you will receive wholesale pricing, saving 24% or more with specials.  No obligation to sell, give classes or enroll others as members, but you’ll want to.

Go to  click on “Become a Member”, and fill out the form.  Congratulations on taking the next step in achieving your wellness goals!  I'll be contacting you shortly to walk you through your starter kit oils and get your welcome package in the mail to you.  

The Oils of Ancient Scripture retails for $262.83, but as a member you pay just $199.75.  It's also 199.75PV, which means if you grab the Premium Starter Kit and the Oils of Ancient Scripture, you'll only need one additional item (perhaps a lip balm to survive these winter months) to reach 300PV and receive your Free FRANK!

I recommend ordering the kit on Essential Rewards.  Essential Rewards gives you 10-25 percent back in free products when you sign up to place an order every month. Earn points toward future product purchases with every Essential Rewards order. As your months with Essential Rewards increase, so do your rewards!  You are free to change the products you select for your order each and every month, the date can be adjusted when you will be out of town, and you may also force the processing of your AutoShip order is needed sooner. I have been an essential rewards member since my start with Young Living and have received thousands of dollars in free products. It is the best program of its kind with any company. And besides you're going to use these products on an ongoing basis so why not have them delivered with generous cost savings every month.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oils of Ancient Scripture - Part 2

If you missed Part 1 be sure to check it out, but let's dig right into our next three oils of the Bible.

See you tomorrow as we finish up Part 3 of Oils of Ancient Scripture.  

Friday, October 27, 2017

Oils of Ancient Scripture - Part 1

Our journey with Young Living began nearly four years ago.  We were battling some pretty significant health challenges and after chasing after the medical approach for 6 months I went to a class and heard a naturopath share James 5:14 where it says, “Is any sick among you, let him call for the elders of the church; let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord”.  At that time it hit me like a brick.  I had been praying.  I had a desire to follow God completely and for him to heal us.  So why was I putting so much faith in something man made and discounting the power of God’s creation? God is the creator of all, including essential oils. I am very grateful the founder of Young Living, Gary Young, began a search years ago to find, and ultimately grow and deliver to us the very best essential oils so that we today may experience their many benefits as people of ancient times did.

Today many people desire to follow God completely.  They live by high moral standards, adopt modest dress codes, help others sacrificially, BUT, like I used to, when it comes to their wellness, they discount the power of God’s creation. 

There are over 600 references to essential oils and/or aromatic plants in the Bible.  Maybe it’s time we take a closer look at scripture and read what God has to say about using these great gifts.

On Day 3 of creation, God established vegetation upon the earth.  From grass to the fruit tree, to the herb, to the vegetables we enjoy.  God then says that man is to have dominion over all the earth. For us to fully accomplish this we must take time to carefully study these plants and their potential for enriching our lives.

Let's take a look at some of the essential oils of Ancient Scripture.

Join us for Part 2 tomorrow as we continue to explore more oils of Ancient Scripture and take dominion.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fall Flash Sale

Young Living, oh how I love thee ❤️ Have you heard the wonderful news?!?  Young Living is offering 20% off many of our favorite oils!  If you have not tried Young Living yet, now is the time to Fall in Love 🍁🍂🍁

Thieves was one one of my very first oils that I used and I have countless testimonies of using this oil.  Have you heard the story of Thieves and how some grave robbers used a blend of spices similar to those in this oil blend during the plague in Europe?  'Tis the season to get Thieves going in your Diffuser!  

Lavender, Lemon, and Peppemint I diffuse together, especially as the seasons change.  Plus all three are super versatile oils!

Orange is my happy oil :)

Grapefruit because I have had six kids and have goals 💪👊

Lemongrass is a key ingredient in Purification, smells wonderful, and is so versatile.

Plus, with all those oils you can try some of these awesome Diffuser blends!

I have hundreds of testimonies I could share about these oils, but really you just need to try them for yourselves and see what they do for you.  I'd love to come alongside you and help coach you so you can achieve your personal wellness goals.  

***UPDATE - The sale may be over, but you can still Fall in Love with these YL favorites!  Several of these oils are in Young Living's Premium Starter Kit, which is the only thing on YOung Living's website that is half off.  Plus, by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit you will become a wholesale member and save 24% off retail on all future purchases!  That's a deal!!!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Dryer Ball Tutorial - Save time, money, and your health!

I love these kiddos to the moon and beyond, but they sure know how to play hard and dirty clothes!  There are days our dryer runs nearly nonstop all day to keep up with Mount Laundry.  Growing up my mom always used fabric softener sheets, so when I moved out I naturally used fabric softener sheets too.  Then I read some ugly statistics.  Fabric softener is the #1 cause of indoor pollution.  Whenever you smell that “laundry smell” you are inhaling toxic VOC’s.  I can't imagine how toxic my home must have been after a full day of laundry 😱 YUCK!  It's no wonder we struggled with so many respiratory problems and chemical sensitivities.  In a study published in the August issue of Air Quality, Atmosphere, and Health researchers found more than 25 “volatile” air pollutants – including the carcinogens acetaldehyde and benzene in homes after running a regular laundry cycle with scented liquid laundry detergent and a leading brand of scented dryer sheets.  Benzene causes leukemia and other blood cancers, according to the American Cancer Society.  Acetaldehyde has been shown to cause nasal and throat cancer in animal studies.  No thanks!  For a long time I didn't use anything in the dryer, but then Young Living did a promotion where I received some dryer balls for free.  Hip hip hooray!!!  One load with them and I was in love ❤️

With four dryer balls I cut drying time by 25-50%! By adding Lavender essential oils to the dryer balls I had beautifully scented laundry again 😃. Slowly my dryer balls disappeared (#becauseboys).  As a frugal mama I learned how to make them myself.  It's quick and easy to whip up a few wool dryer balls to save you money, time, and your health!

You'll need to find 100% wool.  This is perhaps the hardest part of the whole process 🤣. I went to Hobby Lobby and they have 3 rows of yarn but only one teeny tiny section of 100% wool yarn on the very bottom. 

Start your ball by wrapping the yarn approximately 20 times around two fingers, then slip it off, fold it in half, and continue wrapping, taking care to make sure it is nice and tight.  Wind the yarn round and round until your ball is about the size of a tennis ball.  When you have your ball the size you want, cut the string and tuck the end securely into the ball.  

Repeat until you have made 4 balls or more.
Place the first ball into the toe of a pair of pantyhose or tights and secure it there with a piece of acrylic yarn (do not use wool – you don’t want this to felt).  Continue adding the balls one at a time to your pantyhose, securing each one. Toss the pantyhose “snake” into the washer (the hotter the water the better) and then into the dryer (again, the hotter the better).  The fibers at this point should have fused together, and it should be smoother and tighter.  You can repeat washing and drying if needed.  Congratulations, you just made your own wool dryer balls!  Add 3-4 drops of your favorite essential oil combination (we love lavender and purification!) and add toss them into the dryer with each load of laundry.

For more ways to kick toxins to the curb and protect your family, visit 
Toxin Free Family.  To learn more about Essential Oils click on the Young Living tab at the top of my blog or Become a Member and order here.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Top Gifts for your Savvy Lady

Young Living recently released its Holiday Catalog and it sure is beautiful!  It has a little something for everyone, but today I want to help you find the perfect gift for the Savvy lady in your life 💃🏻

I have too much jewelry... said no lady ever!  Look, smell, and feel great with this Lava Bead Diffuser necklace and bracelet set.  Treasure of the Season Essential Oil blend contains two varieties of Frankincense, plus Cinnamon Bark and Idaho Balsam Fir to create a festive, peaceful environment.  

Add some sparkle and shine with the new Savvy Minerals Holiday Collection featuring 4 new eye shadows, Rockin Lip Gloss, a travel sized eyeshadow brush, and Savvy Minerals branded clutch.

Then treat her to some artisan crafted chocolate.  This is no ordinary chocolate.  The dark chocolate is sourced exclusively from Ecuador and spiced with Young Living Essential Oils.  She'll enjoy and treasure the sophisticated flavours.

Finish the night with an at home spa experience, relaxing in a jacuzzi tub with bath bombs infused with the vanilla-lime scent of Stress Away essential oil blend or calming scent of Lavender essential oil.

Already a member? Add these products to your Monthly Essential Rewards order to earn points back in free product.  If you are not yet a Young Living member, become a member your way!  Custom design your first order by following the simple steps below:

To learn more about Young Living Essential Oils click on the Young Living tab at the top of my blog or Become a Member and order here.

Friday, October 13, 2017

5 Recipes to Embrace Fall

Oh how I love to see summer collapse into fall! Pumpkin spice, jumping in leaf piles, front porch rocking, hayrides, campfires, and cooler days... Enjoy my top 5 recipes to welcome fall into your home! 

1.  A good book, a rocking chair, and a hot cup of coffee with some Spiced Pumpkin Creamer...

2.  Rake the leaves and come inside to warm up with a savory bowl of Butternut Squash Soup...

3.  Invite fall into any room with this Warm Vanilla Room Spray...
4.  Pamper yourself this Harvest time with the Spiced Autumn Sugar Scrub and a hot bath...
5.  As the dry air moves in show your lips some love with this Cocoa Mint Lip Balm...

To learn more about Young Living Essential Oils click on the Young Living tab at the top of my blog or Become a Member and order here.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Nature is our Classroom

We have hiked around the same lake nearly everyday for the last 2 months.  Nature speaks so many lessons if only we take the time to stop and listen.  By studying creation, we learn about our Creator!

We have enjoyed the beauty of the blossoming flowers and butterflies drinking of the sweet nectar.

We have observed creatures great and small...

and studied evidence of their existence left behind.

We have looked high and low.  We have sat and we have listened.

We have enjoyed the sunrises and sunsets; the miracles that bookend each day.

Oh, if only you could hear the stories these woods have heard as sisters skip along.

There is a place for books and worksheets, but the lessons learned on these trails are ones not easily forgotten.  I'll leave you with this poem to ponder.

The Tables Turned

Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books; 
Or surely you'll grow double: 
Up! up! my Friend, and clear your looks; 
Why all this toil and trouble? 

The sun above the mountain's head, 
A freshening lustre mellow 
Through all the long green fields has spread, 
His first sweet evening yellow. 

Books! 'tis a dull and endless strife: 
Come, hear the woodland linnet, 
How sweet his music! on my life, 
There's more of wisdom in it. 

And hark! how blithe the throstle sings! 
He, too, is no mean preacher: 
Come forth into the light of things, 
Let Nature be your teacher. 

She has a world of ready wealth, 
Our minds and hearts to bless— 
Spontaneous wisdom breathed by health, 
Truth breathed by cheerfulness. 

One impulse from a vernal wood 
May teach you more of man, 
Of moral evil and of good, 
Than all the sages can. 

Sweet is the lore which Nature brings; 
Our meddling intellect 
Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things:— 
We murder to dissect. 

Enough of Science and of Art; 
Close up those barren leaves; 
Come forth, and bring with you a heart 
That watches and receives. 

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mommyhood is hard...

Let's face it, some days just keeping the kiddos alive can be downright exhausting.

There are times when I feel like my little 2 year old and wish it were socially acceptable to sit on the ground and throw a fit.  Within the course of any given day I can be a lawyer, police officer, doctor, nurse, chef, maid, teacher,  chauffeur, and so much more, all while running on little to no sleep. Most days I can't even pee without little fingers reaching under the door.

These sweet little faces rely on me for everything.  Yes, being a mommy is hard, but it is so worth.  And I've discovered a little secret I want to share with you.  

These little bottles of oil, they work!  They help me to think clearer and move with ease so I can keep up with my kiddos.  They keep my immune and respiratory system strong so I can show up to my most important job everyday. 

This bottle of NingXia Red fuels my body with the nutrition it needs to go 100 mph all day long chasing these wild lil ones.  

It was not an easy decision for us to get started with Young Living.  At the time we had four children and my husband was furloughed, meaning we did not have any income there for a while.  But we saw the value and potential in these precious bottles and so we made some sacrifices and sold some things to be able to afford them, and I am oh so glad I did!  What a difference they have made in our lives!  

When the days get long and weary, look into the eyes of your precious children, keep calm and oil on!  You are worth it!  They are worth it!

To get started is simple.  Go to and click "Become a Member".  Enter my member #1570232 as your Enroller/Sponsor.  I will come alongside you, educate you, empower you, and cheer you on! We have a wonderful team of moms just like you.  Choose the Premium Starter Kit - it's the only thing on the YL website that is half off and you will use these oils everyday.  You may want to add the NingXia Red Essential Rewards kit.  I take NingXia Red everyday.  Try it for 30 days and feel the difference.  You can then add something else you have had your eyes set on or continue with check out.  Congratulations!  You have just discovered the greatest gift God gave mom besides their children and the Word of God!