when worlds collide: what my 80 year old accountant and I have in common

Today we got our taxes done, which is always a stressful time for us. Being that I’m self-employed, it’s always a mystery if we’re setting aside enough for taxes. As our 80 year old accountant was doing our taxes, he saw Young Living on my income spreadsheet. He proceeded to say that he still plays tennis regularly and that he drinks “that red drink in the big bottle” from Young Living to help support his joints as he plays. He continued to tell me how he’s noticed a positive difference in his body since he started taking it.

That “drink in the big bottle” is NingXia Red from Young Living. NingXia Red benefits include support for energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health. A daily shot of 2–4 ounces is a whole-body supplement that helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants. I also drink NingXia Red every morning (2oz) and also notice a difference in my body, specifically my energy levels. … 

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kids blends: owie

Sometimes our kids take a little tumble and need some soothing to their little bodies. This blend is perfect for that. Lavender is soothing to the skin, Tea Tree is also used for the skin for its cleansing properties and White Fir is soothing to the muscles. Young Living no longer sells White Fir, so if you’re not able to source it you can do three drops of each of the other oils.

In a 10mL roller bottle blend:
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Tea Tree
2 drops White Fir
fill the remainder with your favorite carrier oil (I recommend fractionated coconut oil or Young Living’s V-6 blend)… 

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sleepy blend rollerball recipe


This has become one of my favorite combinations before bedtime. I love it so much that I’ve made a blend in a 15ml bottle to keep by my bed to put in my diffuser. If you would rather have the blend as a rollerball – here you go! It’s super easy to make and you’ll just rub it on your feet and wrists before you slip under the sheets. Sweet dreams.

In a 10mL roller bottle blend:
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Bergamot
10 drops Cedarwood (or Lavender)
fill the remainder with your favorite carrier oil (I recommend fractionated coconut oil or Young Living’s V-6 blend)… 

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kid blends: focus

Focusing while doing homework can be a challenge for most kids…let’s set them up for success! This blend is full of energizing and uplifting oils (but in a good way!) that can help your child when working homework or even on test day. Apply this blend to the base of the skull or feet before they do their homework or take a test.

In a 10mL roller bottle blend:
2 drops Black Pepper
2 drops Grapefruit
4 drops Lime
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Rosemary
fill the remainder with your favorite carrier oil (I recommend fractionated coconut oil or Young Living’s V-6 blend)… 

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can I get a little focus??


We can all use a little bit of help in the area of focus sometimes, am I right? This blend is energizing and is perfect for studying, working or simply when you need some extra focus. You can apply it to your forehead, behind your ears, to the back of your neck or rub it in your palms and inhale it aromatically.

In a 10mL roller bottle blend:
20 drops Orange
20 drops Peppermint
fill the remainder with your favorite carrier oil (I recommend fractionated coconut oil or Young Living’s V-6 blend)


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travel bed spray


Soon, hubby and I are going on our 15th anniversary trip and you better believe I will bring this bottle with me! I think nearly all of us have that hesitation with traveling and sleeping in a bed that is not our own. You just never know how clean it is or what unwanted guests are there. My friend Jodi posted this recipe a while back after an unfortunate hotel experience and I wanted to share it with you. This is perfect because it’s a small bottle, perfect for travel – you can even take it in your carryon if you need to (just as you would any other liquid)…. 

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essential oils 101


Today I came across one of the best audio recordings to get someone started in the realm of natural living through using essential oils. Sarah hits on such great topics like: why Young Living vs. oils at the store? how do they work? how do I use them? and more.

So today’s post is super simple. If you’ve been wanting to know more about essential oils, how you can trade out the chemicals in your home and how to stay above the wellness line by using essential oils – take a listen here. And when you’re ready to give oils a shot, I’d love to help you out. You can purchase a starter kit here or enroll as a retail customer without a kit (but the kit is 50% off, so it’s the way most people start out).

Once you’ve listened to the audio, I’d love to know your favorite takeway so be sure to leave a comment below.

happy blend rollerball recipe


We can all use a little bit of extra happy in our lives. I am smitten with this blend. This is my favorite blend to wear as a perfume and keep in my purse at all times for when I need some extra uplifting. I normally rub this blend on my wrists and behind my ears.

In a 10mL roller bottle blend:
10 drops Joy Blend
10 drops Bergamot
10 drops Grapefruit
fill the remainder with your favorite carrier oil (I recommend fractionated coconut oil or Young Living’s V-6 blend)… 

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paleo peppermint mocha


Paleo Peppermint Mocha

8-10oz coffee
dash of your favorite non-dairy milk
1t cocoa powder
2t maple syrup
1 drop Peppermint Vitality

Simply mix all of the ingredients. You can customize the taste by changing the amount of milk, cocoa or syrup. This blend was just perfect for me. I personally chose to put them in my individual-sized blender to froth the milk but you can also simply use a whisk to do so or choose to not froth the milk at all. An extra bonus with the peppermint oil in addition to it tasting great is that it supports normal digestion and helps with gastrointestinal comfort. Yay for that!

I personally use and trust Young Living as my source for essential oils. They have a line of essential oils that are labeled for internal/dietary use called the Vitality line. When I speak about ingesting essential oils, the only brand that I can recommend from my experience is Young Living. There are many opinions about ingesting essential oils and the French school of thought is the route I go: some essential oils are safe for internal consumption. Young Living’s integrity and quality is so important to me and I love their Seed to Seal process. The fact that I can visit the farms and see how the oils are produced speaks volumes to me. If you’d like to learn more about essential oils, I’d love to talk to you more about them and how to purchase them or click here to learn about becoming a wholesale member.

calming bath soak


It’s time to start making your DIY Christmas gifts! These are SUPER easy, inexpensive and something everyone can use!

Calming Bath Soak:
Combine 4c epsom salt, 1c baking soda and 25 drops lavender in a bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes for the lavender to soak into the epsom salt. Take 10 baggies (mine are 3×5″ and fit perfectly) and put 1/2c of the mixture in each baggie. Make a cute label with some scrapbook paper and you’re all set!… 

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