Laundry Room Ditch & Switch - Post #3 Dryer Balls


We are wrapping up our laundry room ditch and switch today!

Do you know which household product contains the most formaldehyde? Dryer sheets. :-P Why do we use them?! To scent and soften our clothes. Is there another option?! Heck yes! Wool dryer balls!

Simply put a drop or two of your favorite essential oils in three or four balls and throw them into the dryer with your clothes. They do everything dryer sheets do... except cause cancer, skin irritations, respiratory disorders and hormone disruptions. So, yeah. A bit of an upgrade, right?!

Here are a few extra tips...

  • If you still get static when using dryer balls, reduce your drying time! Sometimes over drying will cause static. You can also attach a safety pin to a few of the balls before throwing them into the dryer. But, hey. A little static is better than the side effects of dryer sheets, right?!

  • If you do multiple loads in a day there is no need to add oils every time! I usually do two drops each on four balls for three loads. This costs pennies if you use cheaper oils like Lemon, Lavender, Citrus Fresh, Lime, Orange, etc.

  • These make great gifts! Put four of them in a pretty bag with some Lavender to bless someone else with a toxin free option they'll love and use all the time.

If you missed the other posts in the series... they're linked below!

Post #1 - Hacked Detergent

Post #2 - Scent Booster & Stain Stick

Shop for our favorite dryer balls by clicking HERE.

Laundry Room Ditch & Switch - Post #2 DIY Products

Let's continue our series on laundry room ditch and switch opportunities with two fun DIY products! We're talking... a scent booster and a stain stick. Whoop!

I rarely use either of these because I think the hacked Thieves Laundry Detergent does an awesome job all on its own but for stinky towels or extra stained clothes... they're great to have on hand and they'll prevent you from picking something toxic up at WalMart or Target. Yay!

1 cup Unscented Epsom Salts
2 tablespoons Baking Soda
30 to 40 drops Essential Oils

Mix all of these ingredients together in a small bowl and pour into an airtight container. I reused an old scoop from our Thieves Dishwasher Powder and throw a scoop of this scent booster in with the Laundry Detergent when I want extra smell good clothes, sheets and towels! Some of my favorite oil combos are Citrus Fresh, Lemon/Thieves, Stress Away and Eucalyptus/Lemon.

15 mL Thieves Household Cleaner
15 mL Thieves Laundry Detergent

Add these two ingredients to a 30 mL roller and shake well. Roll onto tough stains right before washing as a pre-treatment.

The 30 mL bottles can be found in our Oiler Must Haves web page. Click HERE to shop. I love them for our Insect Repellent, too. It makes it easier to apply! :)

Laundry Room Ditch & Switch - Post #1 Thieves Laundry Detergent Hack


The opportunity to ditch and switch in our laundry room is HUGE because we're absorbing the products we use to clean our clothes and towels all day long. At night when our bodies are supposed to be resting and rebuilding... we're filtering toxins from our jammies and sheets instead. BLAH. It's no wonder immune systems are so weak these days. This is no coincidence! So let's talk about a hack you can use to get rid of any excuses (time or money) that may be holding you back from more wellness! 

Did you know that you can turn our thirty-two ounce Thieves Laundry Detergent into THREE thirty-two ounce bottles?! You don't pay for water with YL products, friends! They're highly concentrated and still work great when diluted.

1 - Pour 1/3 of your Thieves Laundry Detergent into a thirty-two ounce shampoo pump bottle.
2 - Add two caps of Thieves Household Cleaner.
3 - Add ten to twenty drops of Thieves or Lemon.
4 - Fill to the top with distilled water.

We use three to four pumps in each load depending on how much we are washing. You can even remove the label from your YL detergent bottle and reapply it to your pump bottle so you always know what is inside. SO. EASY.

Purchase these bottles from our Oiler Must Haves web page! Click HERE to shop!

Not a Young Living member yet?! Go back to the person that send you the link to this blog post for their link to order a Starter Kit. If no one sent you here and you want to join with our founder Ashley Sharp… click HERE. You can get a Thieves Starter Kit and be leaps and bounds ahead with ditching and switching with just one purchase!

Quick DIY Thieves Roller

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If you have a partially used bottle of Thieves that is 1/4 to 1/3 of the way full... it's the perfect time of year to fill it up with V-6 and put a roller fitment on top! 

Keep this around where you relax or get dressed and roll it over your chest and feet several times a day all winter long. And... enjoy using your sick days for a vacation. JUST SAYING.  Mmmmmmk?! 😂🙌🏼 ❤️🌱



Let's talk about AminoWise! If you work out regularly... you can call this your little container of blessings because it helps with muscle recovery. It's a complex of amino acids and antioxidants that reduce lactic acid build-up and provide hydration. (Which means you'll be able to sit down without groaning after working out. 😂) It also replenishes essential minerals that we lose when we exercise. Unlike other amino acid supplements, this stuff tastes awesome (like wolfberry lemonade) and contains zero sugar, dyes or synthetic ingredients. It's all plant derived which means your body knows what to do with it. 🙌💪

Here's how I make mine.


1 scoop AminoWise
8 ounces Water
1 to 2 ounces NingXia Red
3 drops Lemon Vitality

Add all ingredients to a glass and top with ice. Enjoy!

You can also use AminoWise to replenish fluids and soothe tired muscles after a run in with a stomach bug. It’s far more nutritious than Gatorade and doesn’t contain harmful dyes, flavors or sweeteners!

Cleaning Tablets & Phones


One easy chore the kids have every few days is to wipe down their tablets with Thieves Cleaner. Whyyyy?!

> Because, gross. They sneeze and cough and breathe on these things and touch them after they've touched all the things.
> Thieves Cleaner is safe for them! In fact... it loves on their immune systems as they use it. WINNING.
> It's the same cleaner I use for everything. I don't have different dilutions for different surfaces. It's one to two cap fulls in this sixteen ounce bottle (and some Lemon and Pine if I'm feeling extra) and DONE. Every surface. Every job. My easy button... and theirs, too!

PS - I also do this to my cell phone when I come home from the gym and after running errands!

Don't wait. ASK.


Don't just wait. ASK.

This year... don't stop at waiting for your breakthroughs. Let this year be the year you actively receive them!

- Joseph Prince

We don't have... because we don't ask. - James 4:2-3

It's human nature to back off from the things in our heart because we aren't getting results. That's why FAITH is so important. We need to be willing to move towards what we want even if we don't see it working out. We need to be willing to believe that God is working out everything for us even if we aren't experiencing it yet. We need to be willing to ask The Spirit where to go, what to do and who to talk to because He always puts us at the right place with the right people at the right time.

Because, friend. If it's still in your heart... IT'S STILL FOR YOU. Don't stop two feet short of gold.

What are you asking God for this year? Tell us! We want to stand with you!

Focus Help - Clarity


I had about an hour this afternoon to do three hours work of work. Can anyone relate? So I needed to make the most of my time at the computer which meant some serious focus! 

My go-to for focus help is Clarity and I always have a bottle at my desk. It's a blend of Basil, Cardamom, Rosemary, Peppermint, Coriander, Geranium, Bergamot, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile and Palmarosa. Those oils work so well together to activate cognitive function while keeping negative, anxious and tense emotions away. 

I simply put a few drops in my hands and massage it into my temples and forehead every few hours. Breathing it in deeply also reigns in distractions! 

DIY Fresh Breath Spray


I shared this DIY tip in my team’s group on Facebook last November but I think it's worth a repeat here publicly because it's SO FAST to throw together and it's SO DANG GOOD. It's a fresh breath spray using our Thieves Mouthwash and Peppermint Vitality!

1 T Thieves Mouthwash
2 drops Peppermint Vitality

Add both ingredients to a 5mL misting bottle and fill with distilled water. Use as desired. I keep one on my purse and one in the kitchen!

Did anyone make this yet?! Who else loves it?! I'm completely obsessed.

Primer Options & DIY Face Cream

Did you know that Savvy Minerals make-up will not work as well without a primer? All mineral based make-up needs more to stick to than your skin so the coverage lasts all day and so you don't need to use as much foundation.

There are several toxic free options from Young Living that'll work great! Check out this slide from our brand new Women's Wellness class (releasing online Monday morning!) for some ideas. If you love the DIY route... a little coconut oil, shea butter and essential oils will do the trick, too! Here's a recipe from one of our Gold leaders (Nina Backes) that you can whip up in just a few minutes.


1/4 cup of Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Shea Butter
20 drops Frankincense
5 drops Geranium
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Lemon
3 to 5 drops Ylang Ylang (FREE this month!)

Mix all ingredients well together in a bowl and place into a four ounce glass jar. Use within two months.

Mirah Sugar Scrub

Want an idea for a quick, last minute Valentine's Day or self care gift?! I adapted this recipe today for Mirah Sugar Scrub and it's DIVINE. Use it on your hands and feet to keep them super soft and glowing. Bonus - It'll make you feel beautiful and excited for some romance! ❤️😘


1/2 cup Organic Sugar
2 tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil
1/2 teaspoon Organic Vanilla Extract
10 to 12 pumps V-6
6 to 8 pumps Mirah Shave Oil
2 to 4 drops Ylang Ylang (FREE this month!)

Mix everything together well in a bowl and store in a covered glass car for up to one month! Feel free to add other oils that'll love on your skin and libido! Follow up with some Lavender Hand & Body Lotion to lock in all the moisture. 


Oil Blends under $30

Having a good stock of oil blends is essential for a Young Living oiler! Blends give you the gift of benefiting from more expensive single oils that you may otherwise never order and they’re so easy to use. The name often clues you in on the support they offer (which is usually emotional, mental and spiritual) and they can be used aromatically and topically in these ways.

  • Diffuse four to six drops.

  • Diffuse three to four drops and mix it with a single oil it contains to stretch it further.

  • Add twenty drops to a 10 mL roller along with ten drops of a single oil it contains and fill it up with V-6 to use as a perfume. This will last you weeks!

  • Massage a drop over your heart throughout the day.

  • Massage a drop into your temples and on the back of your neck each morning.

  • Massage a drop into your scalp in the evenings before bed.

When in doubt… these emotional helpers are best used from the neck up. They have an amazing ability to access the center of our brains where emotions are stored in processed. These oils calm it down and help us to process emotions in a healthier way. So amazing, right?!

Here’s a list of ones I always keep on hand that are under $30.

  • Awaken - This blend is so special because it is actually a combination of five different blends! If you have been wanting to try lots of emotionally supporting oils… order this first. It’s less expensive and gives you a lot for your money!

  • Christmas Spirit - This blend is great all year round. It will give your home all the warm fuzzy vibes and will help you remember all the good parts of your childhood.

  • Citrus Fresh - So much fresh goodness in one little bottle. It’s a combination of several citrus oils and Spearmint and it is just lovely diffused in the mornings to help everyone start the day with energy and positivity.

  • En-R-Gee - The use is in the name! Diffuse this or use it as a perfume in the afternoons to get rid of that slump and to stay focused and energized. I think it smells even better when paired with Lime.

  • EndoFlex - I use this oily daily over my adrenal glands to help me manage stress.

  • Envision - This is a must have, friends! It’s actually under $20… making it an incredible gift for teachers, friends, etc. It helps you to be able to push past fears and insecurities to reach for the life you long for deeply.

  • Exodus II - This blend is a powerhouse for your immune system. It has incredible cleansing abilities when applied to the bottoms of your feet and can calm scattered thoughts when massaged into your scalp.

  • Family by Oola - We often diffuse this in the evenings during dinner time to help us focus on each other instead of the stresses of the day.

  • Field by Oola - If you want some inspiration for your career… use Field by Oola as your daily perfume!

  • Fitness by Oola - Are you struggling with keeping up with your fitness goals this year? Applying this to your feet in the morning will inspire you “get up and move”.

  • Friends by Oola - I like diffusing this during girls nights and when I am feeling alone. It helps to remind me of all the wonderful people in my life that love and support me.

  • Gentle Baby - If you have a baby… you need this blend. Our mamas of littles love massaging it onto their chests while they hold their infants to help soothe them. You can also dilute it and massage it into their feet before naps and bedtime.

  • Gratitude - This is a favorite of mine to use when I am feeling overwhelmed. It helps me to focus on all the good in my life and how God goes before me to prepare good things for our family to walk into freely!

  • Humility - Do you need a little help with more spiritual awareness? It takes getting our eyes off of ourselves and onto Jesus… and this blend always helps me do it.

  • Into the Future - This blend helps you create a calming environment when you take time to look ahead to your hopes and dreams! I love diffusing it at the beginning of a new year or month… anytime you want a fresh start.

  • JuvaFlex - For those nights when you have too many glasses of wine… apply this over your liver to help it process the alcohol more effectively! It’s also a must have for those of us that process more than normal toxins everyday like painters, hair stylists, etc.

  • Melrose - This blend is a must have for clear skin! We also keep it on hand to massage on the outside of our ears to avoid discomfort during the winter months.

  • Peace & Calming II - If you want the effects of Peace & Calming for around $10 less per bottle, you will love this blend. It is great diffused to made into a lotion to use in the evenings before bed.

  • Purification - This is what we all turn to to get rid of odors! A few drops on dryer balls or in your trash can works wonders and it is wonderful diffused after cooking fish or in basements and campers where damp smells can be overwhelming. Lots of our members massage it into their dogs fur after a bath to avoid the wet dog smell, too! You can even use this to make a room or fabric freshening spray.

  • RC - We diffuse this often during the winter months to keep our airways open. It makes a great chest rub when mixed with coconut oil, too! It’s less expensive than Raven so it’s a budget friendly favorite!

  • Sara - This is a powerhouse for releasing deep rooted emotional trauma.

  • Surrender - This is our son’s favorite blend and a favorite among many people with more intense, passionate personalities to help them release the need to control.

Which ones do you have and love? Which one are you ordering next? If you do not know where to begin… start with the one that speaks to you the most and keep adding to your collection. Be sure to order them through Essential Rewards for the best price AND to help you scoop up for freebies each month! If you haven’t upgraded your membership with this free program yet… reach out to your Enroller to learn how. It’s easy and can be done online in just a few minutes!

NingXia Bombs - Two Ways

I used to love a soda or coffee drink in the afternoon… but my adrenal glands sure didn’t (because, moods and horrible sleep) and neither did my pants. When Young Living came out with NingXia Zyngs a few years ago, I saw an opportunity to ditch this habit and upgrade it to something better. It totally worked. Lots of energy. No sugary crash. No brain fog. No jittery nerves. Wins all around, friends!

Since then, I’ve beefed it up with some extra goodies that all provide additional benefits and make it extra tasty. Here are two options that’ll give you lots of sustained energy and brain function right when you need it most everyday… without all the unhealthy dyes and artificial junk.


  • 1 to 2 ounces NingXia Red

  • NingXia Nitro (for 50% of iodine your thyroid needs)

  • NingXia Zyng

  • 2 drops Lime Vitality


  • 1 to 2 ounces NingXia Red

  • 2 drops Lime Vitality

  • 2 drops Black Pepper Vitality

  • Sparkling Water

Either way… add all the ingredients to a glass or stainless steel container filled with ice (no plastic or styrofoam), stir gently and enjoy!

Feel free to double and triple this for a big batch… it’s a crowd pleaser!

Learn why we drink NingXia Red everyday HERE.

  • Click HERE to purchase the stainless straws you see in the photo.

  • Click HERE to purchase the mason jars you see in the photo. They’re the best.

Frank and Valor's 2019 Mission Statements and Vision

Hello, team! Ashley Sharp, here! I founded Frank and Valor four years ago and it has been a joyful, humbling journey full of incredible testimonies, new relationships, personal growth and so many valuable experiences. I am thankful that you clicked over and are taking the time to hear our hearts for you as we enter a new year together. Let’s launch off right away!

Frank and Valor Mission

We are a group of positive people that are intentional about the products that cross the thresholds of our homes and that are excited about using our Young Living memberships in fun and easy ways!

Your top leaders and I have prayed over our Mission Statements for the new year for several weeks now and we all feel a huge pull towards simplifying and getting back to basics in 2019. Having a Young Living membership is a powerful opportunity to bring so much good into our homes and we want to encourage all of you to make this journey fun and easy so you continue to show up for the reason you said YES to a Starter Kit. What does this mission look like? We love using our oils… smelling, rubbing and eating them all day long with confidence. We benefit from Essential Rewards… actively replacing things in our homes with products that help instead of harm. We are excited about using the things that make us look and feel great… and are empowered to talk to those we love most about what we are experiencing. Our community is positive, uplifting and encouraging and we support each other with grace and inspiration!

Business Mission

Our business builders are passionate about Young Living. We want financial freedom enough to push past excuses and we are committed to rising up and figuring out how to embrace the income opportunity in ways that are authentic and meaningful to us and our families!

Statistically… about two percent of Young Living members will reach the rank of Gold or above. The rank of Gold replaces a $68,000 per year income (see the Income Disclosure Statement for more info) which makes it one that opens up so many possibilities for members and families that choose to pursue it. Why do so few reach this rank? It’s hard work. Like so many, I worked twenty-five to thirty hours a week consistently for over four years to reach and secure this rank and most people will not choose and keep choosing that in the midst of an already full life. Because of that, I realized that these “two percenters” needed their own mission statement! One that would unite them and call them up to a level beyond casually sharing with those they love most. After hearing so many testimonies of women that have reached top ranks…. I realized something really powerful. Everyone gets there differently… but they all have the following three things in common.

  • They want it bad enough.

  • They commit to figuring it out.

  • They show up for it everyday.

  • They don’t quit.

Those are the people the business mission statement speaks to and I know that dozens of you are already in our team and are destined for great things like the rank of Gold and beyond. I pray that 2019 is the year that many more of you choose this mission so we can work intentionally together and enjoy bringing more opportunities into our lives and more people into Young Living to experience all the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and financial blessings this lifestyle has to offer them!

A vision is a little different than a mission. It speaks to specific results and includes goals and action steps to get there! The first few statistics below speak to those that are using, loving and casually sharing their Young Living memberships. If we are reaching these numbers monthly… we are fulfilling our Frank and Valor mission! The other statistics below speak to those choosing to be business builders. If we reach these numbers by the end of 2019… it shows us that those of you that say they really want to do the business are actually rising up, owning it and doing it!

2019 Vision

  • 50% ER Participation

  • 160 PV Average Order

  • 4% of Team Actively Enrolling

  • 70% Rounding Up to D. Gary Young Foundation

  • 2,500 Members

  • 20 Silver Leaders

  • 3 Gold Leaders

  • 3 Platinum Leaders

I could never do stuff this big this alone, friends… but together! Together we can do BIG things!

Let’s move on to action steps! In all honesty… what you get out of your Young Living membership and/or the business opportunity is entirely up to you and the choices you make daily. You are your answer! No one else has a responsibility to you to help you get your Starter Kit out of its box or to grow your teams… but it is my heart to give you some resources and opportunities you can use to cover the basics to get you launched off in the direction you want to go. Here is what you can expect to see from us as team-wide resources this year! YAY!

Oil & Product Education & Inspiration

  • 2 to 3 Blogs per Week

  • 3 to 4 Instagram Posts per Week (follow us @frank.and.valor)

  • Announcements on Frank & Valor Hang Out Facebook Group

  • Online Classes on Website

  • Five Days to Master your Starter Kit Training Module

  • Three Days to Embrace the YL Lifestyle Training Module

Business Opportunity Education & Inspiration

  • Monthly Star & Senior Star Features on Blog

  • Monthly Intro to the Business & Top Leader Interview Zoom Calls

  • Five Days of Business Basics Training Module

  • Executive + Facebook Group for Community & Accountability for Top Leaders

None of these resources will cover every topic or answer every question! That is the beauty of the way Young Living is structured. All roads cannot lead back to one person or one system… we need each other! So we hope that these opportunities will be a great starting point for you to continue your journey with your own research or with your active Enroller.

I am by no means disappearing in 2019, but I am reducing my Young Living work hours to four a week so I am freed up to pursue other desires of my heart and to be more present with my family as we embrace lots of new things. Please know that having an active upline that shows up for you in any way is a blessing so many Young Living members do not have. I hope that seeing me work less will help you see the power of residual income and how it is different than a paycheck. If it is something you want… you can hustle and work hard for a season and then embrace more rest, too. I am not special and it didn’t “just happen” for me! I just wanted it bad enough, committed to figuring it out, showed up for it everyday and didn’t quit. This freedom is for anyone that does the same in their own wonderful way!

Keep checking back in the Frank and Valor Hangout Facebook group where we will announce when these resources go live! Remember… you can use everything we make available to you for yourself or to share with others. It’s here to serve you as a resource and to make your life a little easier as you embrace whatever your heart is calling you towards this year.

I am so, so ready to have more fun with all of you this year and to work together to see results that show God off in big, wonderful ways. It’ll be our best year yet and I cannot wait to see what that means for all of us as it unfolds!

Tinted Moisturizer DIY in 10 Seconds!

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Did you know that you can DIY a tinted moisturizer you'll love in like ten seconds?! YUP. It's true!

Just put a tiny pump of either the ART Light Moisturizer (mature, dry skin) or the Orange Blossom Moisturizer (normal to oily skin) in the palm of your hand and tap out a bit of our Savvy Minerals Foundation on top. Rub your palms together to mix them and then massage it gently into your face and neck.

It'll give you a subtle coverage and will keep your skin hydrated all while improving it's texture and evening it's tone. Plus... it's completely toxin free so your babies can snuggle close and your love muffin can kiss it off all day and you won't have to worry. WIN. ❤️😘🙌

Starter Kit Tip: Panaway & Copaiba

Let's talk about some easy relief for tired, sore feet.

I'm not a huge bath person... but I love a good foot soak. My favorite right now is a mixture of PanAway and Copaiba. PanAway helps with occasional discomfort and Copaiba helps with occasional swelling. The two together are a powerhouse! They keep us feeling our best. 🙌❤️🌱


1 cup Unscented Epsom Salts
10 to 15 drops PanAway
10 to 15 drops Copaiba

Mix the ingredients well in a glass container and keep covered. Add about 1/4 cup of the mixture to a basin filled with hot water and soak feet for 15 to 20 minutes. Dry off and follow-up with some Lavender or Genesis Hand & Body Lotion to keep feet smooth and hydrated.

It really works! Enjoy!

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Kidscents GeneYus Blend

The KidScents collection is our easy button, mamas! These bottles come diluted and ready to use for the five most common issues that are trying to drag our kids down from the wellness line. 

GeneYus is one we use daily in school. I put a roller fitment on top of the bottle and the kids roll it on their temples, wrists and on the back of their neck during our school time to help them focus and remember what they learn. If you don't homeschool... put it in your kid's back pack so they can use it at school during the day! Empowering them to care for themselves well so they experience a better life is a great gift. ❤️

PS - Some adults in our team that have trouble focusing use this, too! It's not just for kids. The oils in here are effective and safe for everyone!

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Starter Kit Tip: Thieves and Lemon Tea

Here's a quick Starter Kit tip for you to start your week! 🙌🌱

Add a drop each of Thieves and Lemon Vitality to a teaspoon of honey and stir into your morning cup of black tea. Both are wonderful immune system supporters when taken internally and are so soothing to the throat. It's a simple way to add to your wellness regimen during the winter months... and it's so yummy!

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Using Thieves Spray on the Go!

I'm not a big germophobe but a recent study discovered that there was more disease causing bacteria on one square inch of a shopping cart than an entire public bathroom toilet seat. GROSS. It also discovered that over 50% of shopping carts carry e. coli... which means 💩💩💩, people. (I have no idea why washing your hands is just an option these days.)

Anyway... I always carry Thieves Spray in my purse and I spray down the entire cart before touching it and putting our babes inside. You can refill these handy bottles for less than $1 by using a tablespoon of Thieves Household Cleaner and filling it up with water. So easy... and so effective! We spend a lot of time in stores and we stay well. 🙌❤️🌱 Plants work!

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