Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Chemical-Free is the Way to Be

Creating a chemical free home wasn’t completely on my radar a few years ago. I mean I made some decent choices (so I thought), but then there was the whole cleaning with bleach thing which I wouldn’t even have bat an eye at. Yikes! 

Enter Thieves EVERYTHING! When you know better, you do better, right? We started thinking about how we could switch out some of the so called "natural" store bought brands of things like laundry detergent, hand soap, hand sanitizer, facial care products, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, body wash, body lotion, supplements and so many other products.

One of our absolute favorite switches was chucking every single household cleaner we used and purchasing only the Thieves Household Cleaner instead. It cleans every single surface in our home, even windows without streaking. It's truly amazing AND affordable. We really love the Laundry soap too. I add a drop of Purification to it right into the washer and our clothes smell so good and aren't filled with chemicals. Oh and the hand purifier... Have you tried it yet? It's so silky. Much different than what I'd tried in the past. I could go on, but you get the idea.

So, what is the first product you did the good ole Ditch and Switch with to help create a Chemical-Free Home?

Saturday, September 3, 2016

"Real" Brothers

5 days after meeting for the first time

These two. People often ask if they’re brothers. No, “REAL” brothers! Well, there’s nothing more real if you ask me. Their bond is so strong. It started on day one too. Family is made by choosing to love, by commitment and fierce determination to stick together. There’s nothing easy about the life we live, but our family is as REAL as they get. They are REAL brothers!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Laundry Promo

1. Every NEW member enrolling with a PSK will receive Thieves Laundry Soap.

Reactivations - Members who have been inactive for 12 months or more are eligible for this with reactivation. 12 months means the following
Member’s last order was on or before August 31st, 2015.
They became “inactive” during August 2016 or before.
Reactivating member must reactivate with a PSK.
Reactivating members must call into member services
Enrolling Members. (Be sure you call WITH them to be certain they remain in your group).

2. Members who enroll 3 or more new members and/or reactivate members (per parameters above), will receive Thieves Laundry Soap with their October ER order. *** To ensure we send to the right individuals we will ask qualifying members to set ER dates on or after 10/7. DO NOT forget to change your date after it processes in Sept, if set between the 1st-7th.

3. Members who enroll new members and/or reactivate (per parameters above) FIVE or more members will be entered into a drawing for $2000.00 towards a washer and dryer of their choice. For every enrollment and/or reactivation above five, they will receive an additional entry into the drawing. (The vendor who makes our laundry soap reached out to YL to offer this promo. I think this is awesome! Thank you vendor.)
Young Living will reach out directly to the drawing winner and work with them to finalize the purchase. Winning member will be responsible for applicable taxes and any dollar amount over the $2000.00 prize limit.

**This is a US only promotion. 
More information and sharable graphics will be shared through he normal YL comm channels.

New Essential Rewards Program

We all know the value of being on Essential Rewards. I mean who doesn't want free stuff? Well, this month they've made it all even sweeter. Check out these graphics for an explanation. I love this generous company. Not only do they help us to get the chemicals out of our house, but they reward us for doing it. Pretty amazing if you ask me!

Here are the September promos to kick it off...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Have you met my friend Einkorn?

Yummy granola that won't hurt my belly!? Uh, yes please. Young Living isn't just oils. As a company, they care about what we put in our bodies in general. This Einkorn Granola that was launched at Convention is delish!!! It is made with Einkorn wheat, the oldest grain there is. YL grows it the way God intended. I generally have belly issues with wheat, but not with Einkorn. What a yummy breakfast. Only 6 grams of natural sugar in the granola too. I downed my daily dose of NingXia and I'm ready for the day!

Friday, August 26, 2016

I Scream You Scream

I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream! Kendra @thepunkymunky knows how to do ice cream right. Check out this deliciousness. 

What's your favorite way to cook with your vitality oils?


1.5 c. milk

1 c. Sugar or Honey (I did 1/2 cup each)

5 egg yolks

Pinch of salt

1.5 c. Heavy Cream

3/4 c. Grape Juice 

Juice of 3 Lemons

3 drops Lavender EO 

3 drops lemon EO 

3 drops lime EO 

1. Heat 1 cup of the milk, pinch of salt, and the sugar (or honey) in a pan on med. heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. 

2. In a bowl whisk the egg yolks. Scoop 1/2 cup of the milk mixture in with the yolks whisking constantly until late smooth. 

3. Pour the egg yolks into the pan, and stir constantly over med high heat until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens. 

4. Remove from heat, and pour into a bowl. Whisk in the remaining 1/2 cup of milk, heavy cream, grape juice, lemon juice, lavender EO, lemon EO, and lime EO.

5. Refrigerate until chilled.

6. Once chilled, put into your ice cream freezer.

7. Enjoy! .

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Belly Breathing

Did you know that shallow breathing is a trauma response? Funny when you figure out that you don't breathe right. It effects your vagus nerve which controls your parasympathetic nervous system. It can even effect digestion. It's something that stems from holding your breath due to trauma. Do you clench or grind your teeth also? I may or may not do that too 😁Taking 5 breaths in while filling your abdomen, holding for one count, and then breathing out to 5 while bringing your abdomen back in can help. It can even lower cortisol, your stress hormones. I'm starting the practice of doing this 5 times a day for a sequence of 5. And it looks like yoga might be my new best friend. Goes hand in hand, for many reasons. Join me.

This is a great video to show your kids too...