Thieves Spray - Clean all the Things the Smart Way

I loveeeeee our Thieves Spray. It's one of my faves outside of the Starter Kit oils. I use it to spray shopping carts, gas pumps, ATM machines, tables, hands, phones and tablets. Is it antibacterial? Nope. You don't want it to be, friends. It's smarter than that. 🙌🏼🌱 It takes away the bad and leaves the good and the result is a lot more wellness.

TIP - To refill... I put a cap full of Thieves Cleaner in the bottle and fill it up with distilled water. It's so cheap and easy!

Ten Second Chest Rub

I've had an annoying little cough for the last few days that I could tell was about to turn into something bigger. So before I went to sleep last night, I rubbed three drops each of Cedarwood and Eucalyptus (which I always have on hand for a dozen other things) onto my chest and neck. I slept great and feel better today!

I'm thankful for simple, inexpensive tools that help me stay on top of stuff like this. Because... mamas don't get days off. ❤️💪

TIP - I diluted these with a pump of V-6 because I love their aroma. YL oils are really pure so they soak into the skin very quickly. The carrier oil slows down their absorption and helps their aroma last a lot longer!

KIDS - Immune System Support after Easter

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The kids chose (on their own!) to stay away from food dyes this past weekend but they did choose to enjoy some chocolate and special treats! ❤️ This was more than OK with me because I always have a line of defense and offense at the ready to love on their little bodies well while they relax and enjoy their childhood. AMEN.

MightyPro gives them their daily dose of prebiotics and probiotics in pixie-stick-like form. PRAISE. NingXia Red gives them loads of antioxidants and it's basically just delicious juice. HALLELUJAH.

We haven't been to the doctor in almost three years. It works, friends... without fads or all or nothing craziness. So. Easy. So. Effective. That's the YL Lifestyle in a nutshell. ❤️🙌🏼🌱

Thieves Household Cleaner - Stronger Dilution Hack

Did you know that the sprayer from any sixteen ounce spray bottle screws right onto the top of our Thieves Household Cleaner bottles?! This little tip makes it super easy to break out the big guns when you need an extra good clean for a neglected area. I just spray some undiluted on the surface, let it sit for several minutes and use a sponge to gently wipe it clean.

I'll be forever grateful for one safe product that does all the things and the fact that I'm never without exactly what I need. 🙌🏼❤️ It frees my mind up to think about more important things. Like... new dreams, what to make for dinner, the paint color of our new kitchen cabinets... and what they're going to name Baby Sussex. 😂🤷

(Shop our favorite bottles HERE.)

SURVIVE THE POLLEN POST #2

SURVIVE THE POLLEN POST #2 of 2 - Lavender + Lemon + Peppermint

We're wrapping up this mini series on surviving the pollen today with this trifecta! :D It's crazy popular... and there's a reason for that. It. Works. I know it's hard to believe but these three oils together work wonders to help us ease into the spring season feeling great. Here's how we use it in our home.

DIFFUSER
We put three drops of each in the diffuser and keep it going most of the day. It helps all of us to breathe it in and the aroma is so fresh and energizing! Win/Win.

ROLLER
I put ten drops of each into a 10 mL roller and fill it to the top with V-6. We roll it on our wrists, under our nose and on our temples several times a day.

CAPSULE
Sometimes... you just need to take the trio internally. So I put two drops each of the Vitality versions of these plus Copaiba Vitality to enhance their effectiveness. A tiny bit of V-6 tops off the capsule and we take it with a big glass of water. Easy, peasy.

These two posts have been added to our blog so feel free to share them with those you know would benefit from the information!

April Live your Passion Rally - New Products

Say hello to LOTS of beautiful, thoughtful, safe and effective new products from Young Living. Yay!

We are all especially excited about the new oil, Body Butter Collection, Sandalwood Hydrosol Spray and the Insect Repellent Wipes (coming soon)! If you’re using our Savvy Minerals Make-Up… you are going to absolutely love these new additions that make cleaning off your face and brushes easier and more enjoyable. These new goodies are Quick Order only for now and will be available to add to Essential Rewards order on May 1st.

BUT… some have already sold out. So if you have your heart set on certain things… go scoop them up now before they are gone!

Survive the Pollen Post #1

SURVIVE THE POLLEN POST #1 of 2 - Lavender Under Nose Rose Ointment

The pollen, guys. It's starting. 💐💐💐

Have no fear, though! We've got Lavender and we've got Rose Ointment. I discovered this hack by accident out of pure desperation last year. When Anthony put a bunch of Rose Ointment under his nose before going outside... it seemed to prevent a lot of the pollen from bothering him by giving his nose a protective barrier. I added the Lavender because it's so great for easing into the spring season. And... viola! Our Lavender Under Nose Rose Ointment was born. 😂🙌🎉

It's SUPER simple to throw together. Just empty your jar of Rose Ointment into a small bowl, add ten drops of Lavender, mix it up and put it back in the jar. I keep a bit of purple washi tape on top so I know this is the under nose one.

Everyone always asks me if you can just use coconut oil. Of course you can! You can do whatever you want. :-P BUT... the Rose Ointment is extra thick and I think it works better at providing a protective barrier from the pollen.

Day in the Life - April Freebies

Say hello to this month’s freebies! They’re SO GOOD and it is worth mentioning that the 400 PV tier is valued at almost $200. Woo hoo! This means that you are getting 50% of your investment this month back in freebies PLUS another 10 to 25% back in ER Points depending on how long you've been in the program. Sooooo we're basically getting paid to shop from YL!  It's better than any other credit card or store reward program out there. Not to mention that the products are safe and effective and our company does so much good for the world. This lifestyle is affordable for EVERYONE. Don't spend more. Spend better!

Let's look at how a day with these goodies could look for you and your family.

  • Wake up and get some Lemon and Vetiver in the diffuser. It'll help open your ears for intentional listening from Daddy God and your family so you can set the tone for an energetic, positive and purposeful day.

  • Rub two drops of Clary Sage on your lower abdomen to help reduce PMS and menopausal symptoms. PRAISE. You will enjoy the mild spring-like aroma, too!

  • Mix a drop of Goldenrod in your palm with a small amount of YL's 15 SPF sunscreen and massage into your face and chest before applying make-up. It makes a great primer for our Savvy Make-Up and helps to firm up and protect your skin!

  • Take Tangerine to work with you to keep the positive vibes going in your car and office by huffing it out of the bottle or diffusing it with Peppermint. 

  • Send your kids to school with a Lemon and Vetiver roller to help them focus and learn!

  • Split up the Lavender Bath Bombs into two or four pieces and drop one of those in a container of warm water for a relaxing foot soak after work.

  • Get Dream Catcher in the diffuser in the evenings to help everyone wind down and to bring the aromas of a blooming spring garden into your home.

Which ones are you scooping up this month?! How are you going to use them?! Please share your knowledge and excitement with all of us!

Take a Breather Diffuser Combo

We've got a pretty big to do list today as we prepare to get our house on the market in this week! As I stared at my list about an hour ago, I began to notice a struggle to breathe normally. (Because, stress.) So I got four drops of Raven and Lemon in the diffuser and put my head over the top so I could breathe it in deeply.

Sometimes being willing to focus on the most basic human function (breathing) can settle me quickly and get other things into perspective. This morning... it was almost instant relief. As soon as I made this decision and inhaled those oils I could feel my chest open up and my breathing go back to normal.

This Starter Kit combo will stay in the diffuser today! It'll help me and everyone in our home... at the same time... with the same eight drops... for hours! 

Stress Away Shampoo

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This tip is from Jessica Lederer… a Gold leader in Frank and Valor! It’s been well loved in our team exclusive hang out group and we knew it deserved a spot on our blog for the world to see.

Stress Away is an oil that is included in our Starter Kit. It is a blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Lavender, Ocotea and Vanilla. So our Copaiba Vanilla Shampoo & Condition are the perfect base to create your own Stress Away Shampoo! Simply add twenty drops of Lime and ten drops of Lavender to your bottles, shake and ENJOY.

IT’s a great way to add oils to your routine without even realizing it, too. Plus… our hair products are completely plant based which is really important because your scalp absorbs three times faster than any other part of your body. So make sure it’s absorbing none of the bad and all of the good.

Diffuser Comparison Chart

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Do you ever wonder which diffuser would be your best pick for certain rooms and situations?! Young Living has us covered, friends!

This Diffuser Comparison Chart is such a great resource! I always refer to it before I purchase a new diffuser for our home, office or vehicle. It goes over features, square footage covered and more.

Remember... even if you aren't applying your oils topically or ingesting them everyday... breathing them in is SO POWERFUL and it's a great opportunity to get out the stuff that harms (candles, air fresheners, etc.) and bring in the stuff that helps (oils!). 

Download the PDF version HERE.

Not a member yet? Click HERE to contact us so we can help you find the right Starter Kit for your family!

When your Bottles are "Empty"

Have you guys seen this trick before?! It makes its way around the internet several times a year and I'm not sure I ever shared it here. So... here we go!

Simply remove the reducer cap from an almost empty bottle of oil and use this trick two different ways!

1 -The wooden toothpicks can act as little diffusers because they will wick up any drops of oil that are leftover in the bottle. Stick it anywhere in your home (or car) and enjoy the aroma for several days!

2 - Instead of popping mints or gum... use these as little chew sticks throughout the day! They're far healthier and work great. My personal faves are Peppermint Vitality (energy, fresh breath and to curb nausea) and Cinnamon Bark (immune system support and to reduce sugar cravings).

Enjoy knowing you're not wasting any of these precious oils! Every drop matters! 

Laundry Room Ditch & Switch - Post #3 Dryer Balls

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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!

LAUNDRY SCENT BOOSTER
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.

DIY STAIN STICK
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

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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.

THIEVES DETERGENT HACK
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?! 😂🙌🏼 ❤️🌱

AminoWise

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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.

POST WORKOUT TREAT

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

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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.

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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!