The DIY January Jumpstart

Are ready to explore some healthy tips to get your wellness journey started off right? 

I know that some healthy lifestyle choices are hard. Do you struggle to order the salad over the burger? Lack motivation to get your booty off the couch and get some exercise? Been there! But guess what?! YL makes it easy to make healthy choices and you are going to discover how in this post! 

**Before we get too deep, I want to remind you that...I'm just like you. I am not a doctor. I am not here to diagnose, treat, or cure any of your illnesses. The content I cover is for informational purposes only and is presented from my own studies and experiences. Now then, let's get started!

Oils & the Bible

The wise men brought three gifts to the baby Jesus: gold,  frankincense, and myrrh. He was King, so gold makes sense, but why frankincense and myrrh?  Why were these given to baby Jesus and what makes them so important and special? Historically, essential oils or aromatic oils were used by Egyptians as early as 4500 B.C. Scripturally, oils appear in the Bible time and time again, often referencing olive oil, but the oils we are about to explore are also all mentioned.

In addition to their historical significance, these oils offer numerous benefits for modern-day use. Sandalwood, also known as aloes, has a warm and woodsy aroma, perfect for relaxation and enhancing member experiences in spas and yoga studios. Cassia, with its unmistakable fragrance, is commonly added to hair products and diffused during the fall and winter months. Cedarwood, mentioned over 20 times in the Bible, is revered for its comforting and uplifting aroma, making it a popular choice for men's aftershaves and colognes.

Each oil in the Oils of Ancient Scripture collection offers unique benefits for mind, body, and spirit. From promoting healthy-looking skin to creating a calming atmosphere for meditation and prayer, these oils are a beautiful addition to any essential oil collection. Experience the power and history of these ancient oils for yourself by adding the Oils of Ancient Scripture collection to your daily routine.

Cooking with Oils...Your intro and my favorite fall recipes!

Learn how to enhance your cooking with essential oils in this blog post. Discover the techniques to infuse your food with robust flavor and safely substitute essential oils for commonly used ingredients. Best of all, you can save money by using essential oils in your recipes instead of buying expensive dried herbs and spices from the grocery store. Get creative and try infusing oils into butter, salt, olive oil, and even water for added flavor. Plus, enjoy a collection of delicious fall recipes that incorporate essential oils, such as Cinnamon Apple Chips, Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars, and a Pumpkin Spice Latte. With this blog post as your guide, you'll have the confidence and knowledge to cook with Young Living essential oils and create flavorful dishes all year round.

Five Ways to Support Your Immune System

Here are the basics of how our immune system works and provides insights into recognizing signs of a weakened immune system. It emphasizes the importance of supporting the immune system all year round, rather than just during certain seasons. The blog post suggests various ways to support the immune system, including herbal remedies, incorporating immune-boosting foods into our diet, using Young Living Essential Oils, taking quality supplements like Master Formula and Super C, and making positive lifestyle choices.

Our Back to School Routine...

Our Back to School Routine...
As parents, we make decisions every day to ensure our family's well-being. But how do we know we are making the best decisions?  Do you ask yourself this question as often as I do?!

You can keep researching until you find the answer you need, or you can take advice from someone you already know and trust.  This is exactly what I did...researched ways to make our back-to-school season easier and asked every experience mom I know for advice.  I compiled everything I learned regarding our routine that will help you.  Ready? Let’s start with our morning...

The one set of Thieves you'll want to invite back over and over....

Discover the power of Young Living's Thieves blend, formulated by their founder, D. Gary Young. This unique blend of essential oils has a rich, spicy aroma and is scientifically evaluated for its effectiveness. With key constituents like eugenol, eucalyptol, and linalool, Thieves offers antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial support. 

Thieves not only supports our physical health but also our emotional well-being. It helps combat brain fog, clears the mind, and energizes our spirits. This blend is perfect for promoting clarity and can be applied over the throat or liver for best results. In addition to the essential oil blend, Young Living offers a range of home and personal care products infused with Thieves, including cleaners, soaps, toothpaste, and more. 

Incorporate Thieves into your daily habits for a clean and healthy lifestyle. Use Thieves Vitality in your wellness and cooking routines by adding it to capsules, beverages, or breakfast options like oatmeal. You can also include Thieves in your natural home care routine by using it in laundry, making cleaning sprays, or freshening carpets. When it comes to wellness and acute care, dilute Thieves and apply it to the feet or chest, diffuse it, or add it to a relaxing bath. With its versatile uses and testimonials from satisfied customers, Thieves is a must-have essential oil for any home.


Autumn Handbook

Discover the ultimate guide to all things fall with this extensive blog post. From DIY decor to festive diffuser blends, you'll find plenty of inspiration to create a cozy atmosphere. Learn how to make a Halloween diffuser cauldron or autumn pumpkin using your favorite fall essential oils. Try out Anthropologie-inspired blends for your diffuser, roller, or spray. Get creative with projects like chai spice wool dryer balls, a pumpkin succulent diffuser, a festive wreath diffuser, DIY scented pinecones, and cinnamon pinecone fire starters. Make your home smell like fall with homemade cleaners and room sprays like pumpkin spice Thieves cleaner and vanilla spice room spray. Enjoy delicious fall recipes, including pumpkin bread, apple pumpkin butter, and fall beverages like pumpkin spice latte and maple cinnamon latte. Finally, engage your little ones with activities like pumpkin pie play dough and a DIY clay leaf tray. Embrace the season and make your home a haven of fall aromas and decorations with these ideas from the blog post.

Candles vs. Diffusers...the great debate!

Learn how to fill your home with the scents of the season using diffusers instead of scented candles in this informative blog post. Not only do essential oils smell incredible, but they also have a positive impact on your health. By diffusing Young Living's high-quality, therapeutic grade essential oils, you can support your immunity, respiratory system, healthy sleep, focus, mental clarity, and emotional well-being. Unlike scented candles, which emit volatile organic chemicals that can contribute to poor indoor air quality and have adverse health effects, Young Living products do not contain harmful fragrances. Take a simple step towards a healthier home by switching out scented candles for diffusers and try some delightful fall diffuser blends like Mulled Wine, Pumpkin Clove, Falling Leaves, and Sugar Cookies. Click the provided shopping links to get started with Young Living essential oils and the necessary accessories for diffusing.

Back to School Wellness

Back to School Wellness
My kids went back to school last week.  We were sad to hang up our beach bags but ready to return to our routine and our sweet little island school.   

This school year, your kids may be heading out the door or heading back to school, the “homeschool room” or the kitchen table. Either way, they will still need support. So let’s chat about a few things to have on hand. 

How to Get the Best Hair, Skin, and Nails!

Are you ready? We are about to dive right into the basics of the integumentary system. In other words, we are going to talk about your hair, skin, and nails - and how to support them! 

So often we look at our hair, skin, or nails and think it only needs support from the surface, but that is not the case! Now don’t get me wrong, taking care of those things topically matters. But what I want to challenge you with today is to focus on what’s happening on the inside and how it affects what you see happening on the outside

Our body is a complex web of interworking systems. When your liver is abused, you might start to notice it in the color of your skin. When your gut isn’t working properly, you might start to notice things like psoriasis or eczema. When your hormones are imbalanced, you might start to see an increase in acne or hair loss. See how it all connects? 

Well, don’t let that overwhelm you. We will discuss the basics of the integumentary system so you can see the whole picture. Then we will talk about some of the WORST things you can do and some of the BEST things you can do for your hair, skin, and nails. We want you to leave feeling more empowered than ever! Ready to dive in? Let’s go! 

Fun in the Sun

While summer is one of the most amazing times of the year, it brings unique challenges. How do you best care for and support your body during this season?  How do you protect your skin from the sun or rehydrate after long days in the water? How can you keep those pesky bugs away or survive the traveling stresses that arise on family vacations and adventures?

If you want easy answers to these questions, I have the best-kept secrets for summer travelers like you! This post is about setting you up for success on the hot summer days and your travel journeys. 

So, let's just dive right in, shall we?

Bones, Muscles, and Joints...How to Support the Musculoskeletal System

Our bodies were made for movement, but sadly so many of us deal with issues in this department. Joint stiffness, muscle aches, deteriorating cartilage, inflammation, swelling, and the list goes on. Nobody wants to spend their days focused on pain, right?! So let’s unpack some ways we can support our musculoskeletal systems. 
We are going to cover the basics and get you set up to start making some positive changes. You’ll know how this system works, what things you may want to avoid, and what things you might want to start implementing. Let’s get started! 

Gardening and Oils

I have been waiting for MONTHS to talk to you about gardening.  As soon as the temps started to rise here in Florida, I was itching to start my garden back up.  I know plenty of people enjoy seasons, but I find any temperature lower than 60 degrees offensive, lol.  

Without waiting any longer...let's dive into gardening with oils.

So you’re a gardener...or maybe a startup gardener! Wherever you land, there are some basic things that seem to apply to everyone during the stages of their gardening journey.
Things like weeds, pests, and bad harvests show up in every garden, every year. But this class is going to be your ticket to tackling even the hardest of seasons. You’ll have tricks up your sleeve that will help you succeed from the day the seed goes into the ground until the day you harvest it. 
Using essential oils in the gardening process helps us garden in a way that results in fruits and veggies that have been lovingly cared for in the most organic way. You can even achieve that affordably, sustainably, and without the use of harsh chemicals, friend! 

Summer Social

This post will give you some cool summer secrets and teach you how to use AMAZING Young Living products to enhance your summer experiences!

Every good meal starts with a yummy starter, so let's begin with some appetizer recipes. Appetizers give your guests teaser bites of delicious flavors while they mingle and wait for the main course! Put all those garden-grown and farmers' market veggies to great use with these recipes!

Surviving Summer

Our school has an extremely late spring break...mid-April.  I love that the weather will be warm during our break, but having that time off together this late in the year has us all ready for summer.  We threw together our favorite late Florida spring break/summer survival tips, including our favorite oils and products that will save you this season. You will hear how to survive the great outdoors with fantastic skin-loving products, tasty snacks, and easy DIY recipes.  Next, we will dive into surviving all those summer cookouts with oil-infused recipes that everyone will love. 

Gift Guide for Moms!

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and we have some great ideas that will help you show every mother in your life how special she is to you! Whether she needs a little time to relax, some extra energy from taking care of all the things, some time for pampering, a little emotional TLC, or just some good old-fashioned rest, here are a few ideas that we love!

All Things Thieves

Health and wellness is on the rise but many products that are being advertised as “safe” and “all-natural”, are anything but.  The packages are pretty and the labels are clever, but the more you dig, the more you find out. Let me help you decide what’s truly safe and give you the tools you need to start making simple swaps for a healthier home. 

The American Lung Association explains how many common household cleaning products can lead to health problems like eye and throat irritation, headaches, respiratory issues, allergic reactions, worsened asthma, and possibly even cancer! Yuck!! We don’t want that. 

DIY Perfuming Basics

Did you know that wearing perfume or cologne is a confidence booster?! People say they feel more confident when they have a killer scent on. Some people even feel ‘naked’ when they forget to put it on during their daily routine. Whether you're a daily wearer or you only apply for special occasions, we all know the power of smell.  They can transport us thru time and space to grandma's kitchen, or a sweet childhood memory out in nature with friends or family.  They can also leave a lasting impression of US on others.  The smell of your tantalizing perfume will linger in their mind..... 

Unfortunately, cosmetic fragrances, body sprays, lotions, and perfumes are not all they are cracked up to be. 

Yep.... there are toxic chemical synthetics lurking in there too. Cancer 
is not sexy. Disrupted hormones...not sexy. Infertility. Not sexy. So how can you smell like a goddess safely?!

I've got your back, once again.

Simple Swap: Massage oil for lubricant...v-day special

A pretty important ditch & switch...
As the gatekeepers of our homes, we have such a great opportunity to bring in healthy products and create healthy habits for ourselves and our families. This month, we're making a simple swap with a big impact. Ditch personal lubricants and use nontoxic massage oils instead!

When it comes to physical intimacy, there are many things that can help or hinder us in the process. One simple way we can enhance our experience with products that don’t harm our health is with this line of massage oils. For use as a personal lubricant, Relaxation or Sensation Massage Oil would be a great choice.

Creating a Cozy Atmosphere

When preparing your home for the holidays, it’s important to set the mood and create an atmosphere that feels “homey” and inviting for your guests and your family. Don’t grab the typical sprays and plug-ins you find in the stores. So many are filled with absolute junk you do not want floating around the air. The same rings true for most household cleaners.
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