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A Day In the Life of Our Oily Family: Morning

Young Living Essential Oils have become an such important part of our daily routine.  Today I’m taking you along a typical day for our family to show you our routine and how we incorporate oils throughout our day.

(God’s breathtaking morning artwork….photo cred: my daughter;  our view each morning from our driveway headed to school)

Morning Routine:

First thing I do when I get up every morning is start the diffuser that’s centrally located in the part of our home where we spend most of our time in the morning before we head out to start our day.

I LOVE diffusing Thieves & Orange together.

Why?

Thieves Essential Oil = Supports a healthy immune system

Orange Essential Oil = Happy & Uplifting Aroma ~ Perfect for waking up

{Dewdrop Home Diffuser}

Supplement Time

What I take and why I take each one:

Super B – energy & mood booster

MultiGreens – cause I could never eat that many greens, and our body needs the greens

Inner Defense – immune system support

OmegaGize – this mama has always taken a fish oil supplement..now I have the best one to help support my general wellness! 😉

Agilease – to support healthy joints to keep me moving

Mineral Essence – our bodies depend on minerals to function

MindWise – supports this mama’s brain 😉

NingXia Red – it’s a whole body nutrient drink for overall health & wellness (all 4 of us drink at least 1ounce every single day!)

Fresh & So Clean Teeth Time:

We clean our teeth using products from Young Living’s dental line, including:

Thieves AromaBright toothpaste, Thieves dental floss, and Thieves mouthwash

Why do we use these products?  We have been in the process of ridding our home and our daily routines of as many toxins as possible.  While doing this we have learned a lot about many of the products and foods we were using, and let’s just say it’s kinda scary!

One of the first products we ditched & switched was our dental care products.  It didn’t take a lot of research to figure out how dangerous fluoride & other chemicals found in these were. Some of these linked to causing respiratory issues, cancer, etc.  And just think, most of us are swallowing at least some of these while cleaning our teeth…ESPECIALLY our little ones!! Most of these products even come with warnings not to swallow.  And even if you don’t swallow any of it, they are inside your mouth which is then absorbed still into your body.

Young Living Dental Line

Oils & Other Oily Stuff We Use in the Morning:

We all start our day with at least one oil applied on us.  Here’s the list of some we use:

DiGize – Rolled on around our belly button to support our digestive system

Cedarwood – applied to the end of our brain stem on the back of our head/neck to help us focus on our studies and work day

En R Gee – we apply this up & down our spine; and I bet you can figure out what it supports 😉

Joy – we roll this on our heart for some extra emotional support and our daughter loves it for her “perfume”

Thieves – everyone gets this rolled on the bottoms of their feet and their spine each day before we head out the door to support our immune system when we are around a lot of people and germs during the day

Valor – mama & daddy like this one applied to our shoulders to help us with confidence, especially for those days where we have to make lots of decisions & go thru meetings

Frankincense & Myrhh – I like to take one drop each and rub them on my face before my makeup to help with supporting healthy skin

AromaGuard Mountain Mint Deodorant – in our continued journey to rid our home and bodies of as many harmful toxins as we can, our deodorant was on that list to find a less-toxic option.  The Young Living deodorants are are healthier alternative to the aluminum-based brands we had been using.

Lavender Hand & Body Lotion – this is our go-to for lotion now!  I love it in the summer months, but especially in the winter months when our skin is so dry.  Full of plant-based ingredients AND the smell is AMAZING!

Savvy Minerals Makeup – I have now switched all of my makeup out to using Young Living’s Savvy Minerals and I am absolutely in LOVE!!  My makeup has never looked better, and my face has never felt better!!!  It’s just something about knowing those products that I used to use that are filled with possible toxins aren’t sitting on my skin all day anymore.  Now, when my daughter, who is currently 11 years old, begins to get interested in trying makeup I won’t have to worry about what we are putting on her skin!    And now you can begin your journey with Young Living by purchasing a Savvy Minerals Premium Starter Kit!

Savvy Premium Starter Kit

So, as you can see we use quite a bit of essential oils & products in the morning.  We use more throughout the day and our next post will be all about those products.

If you are interested in Young Living Essential Oils I would love to help you!  Young Living Essential Oils have done so much for our family and I would love for you to experience this blessing for your family as well!  Just click on this link which will take you to my essential oils page where you can learn more about Young Living and my family’s oily journey.  On that page you will also find a link to order your own Young Living Essential Oils and get started on your oily journey, but if you are ready now to begin this wonderful oily journey here’s my link to get you started:  my Young Living page

 

 

 

 

 

Get Summer Ready Series – Flip Flop Ready

What’s one of the first things you do to get summer ready?  Well, for myself and my daughter we like to start the summer off with a fresh, new pedicure.  We can’t get to the nail salon as often as we would like, so for the in-between weeks we like to have these recipes made up for us to use at home to keep our feet looking & feeling amazing!

Okay, that’s it for today!  We will be back tomorrow to continue our Summer Series!!

If you are interested in Young Living Essential Oils I would love to help you!  Young Living Essential Oils have done so much for our family and I would love for you to experience this blessing for your family as well!  Just click on this link which will take you to my essential oils page where you can learn more about Young Living and my family’s oily journey.  On that page you will also find a link to order your own Young Living Essential Oils and get started on your oily journey, but if you are ready now to begin this wonderful oily journey here’s my link to get you started:  my Young Living page

Outdoor FREEdom!!!!

Who loves being outdoors? 🙋🏻

Who loves being outdoors and not having to deal with outdoor annoyances? 🙋🏻

Who loves spraying icky bug sprays all over themselves and kiddos? 🙅🏻👎🏼

I’m giving the first person that signs up with me on this amazing oily journey with the Premium Starter Kit a 15ml bottle of Citronella Essential Oil!!!! Along with all of the resource materials & goodies that I provide all of my new members to get them started on their oily life journey!!!

Here’s my fav recipe to use when making our spray bottle of Outdoor Spray.  It stays by the backdoor of our home so that whenever someone is heading out they can easily find it!

I also like to spray around the border of my back porch when I want to head outside for some “back porch sitting & drink my coffee”

We love working in the yard & my daughter especially loves planting new flowers!  I’m SO thankful that I have a healthier, chemical-free option to spray whenever she’s headed out to sit in the dirt and do some planting!!

Our whole family enjoys sitting by the fire at night, but Oh-Em-Gee those outdoor annoyances LOVE us!!  We now can take our outdoor spray with Citronella Essential Oil outside with us!

We also love taking it with us on family outings and vacations!!!

To the FIRST person that purchases their oil kit from me is going to get a FREE 15ml bottle of this AH-MAZING Citronella Essential Oil, so that you and your family can enjoy being outdoors as much as our family does!!

If you are interested in Young Living Essential Oils I would love to help you!  Young Living Essential Oils have done so much for our family and I would love for you to experience this blessing for your family as well!  Just click on this link which will take you to my essential oils page where you can learn more about Young Living and my family’s oily journey.  On that page you will also find a link to order your own Young Living Essential Oils and get started on your oily journey, but if you are ready now to begin this wonderful oily journey here’s my link to get you started:  my Young Living page

Get Summer Ready with Young Living Essential Oils Series

Can you believe that summer is just right around the corner?  Even though here in the south it is already feeling very much like summer time with the heat and the kids are already out of school!  I’m sure a lot of you will be traveling this summer, spending lots of time outdoors and by the pool, grilling out with family & friends and just making lots of fun, summertime memories!

In this series I’m going to teach you ideas for using Young Living essential oils & products this summer!  You’re going to learn ways to enjoy the outdoors in the sun, get your feet flip-flop ready, food & drink recipes that are perfect for spending the day by the pool, some summer diffuser recipes, and more!

For the next few days we will be learning all about these summer fun ideas & recipes that you can use all summer long!  See you soon!!

If you are interested in Young Living Essential Oils I would love to help you!  Young Living Essential Oils have done so much for our family and I would love for you to experience this blessing for your family as well!  Just click on this link which will take you to my essential oils page where you can learn more about Young Living and my family’s oily journey.  On that page you will also find a link to order your own Young Living Essential Oils and get started on your oily journey, but if you are ready now to begin this wonderful oily journey here’s my link to get you started:  my Young Living page

Wool Dryer Balls with Essential Oils

Ditch the dryer sheets and switch to wool dryer balls with essential oils!!  You won’t be disappointed!!  

How do wool dryer balls work?

Wool dryer balls work by bouncing around in your dryer, lifting & separating the clothing and increasing hot air flow.  This helps to dry your clothes quicker which saves you money on your energy bill.

For a few months now I’ve been on a journey of removing as many harsh chemicals from our home & daily lives as I can.  Fabric sheets are something that I’ve ALWAYS used to soften our clothing, help with having to do less ironing, cut down on the drying time which saves us money on our energy bill.  But, with my research I’ve discovered that they contain very harsh chemicals which stays on the clothing and then is touching your skin all day.  I’m so thankful that I now have these little dryer balls and have ditched those dryer sheets!  I cannot believe how awesome these little wool dryer balls are and how much time they’ve saved me!  My dryer runs probably half the time it used to when I was using dryer sheets.

I love adding a drop or two of our Young Living Essential Oils to each dryer ball.  And I have found a new trick that I’m really excited about and loving.  I put all of my empty lavender essential oil bottles in a glass container with a top and throw in my wool dryer balls when I’m not using them!  My absolute favorite essential oil for laundry has to be Lavender!  This not only gently scents our clothing, but also is another opportunity for my family to receive the therapeutic benefits of Young Living Essential Oils!!  You can read more about Lavender Essential oil here and here!

Where to buy Lavender Essential Oil:

Here’s the link to buy Lavender Essential Oil and any other oils you may be interested in:

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Where to buy wool dryer balls:

 

These are the wool dryer balls that I’ve been using and absolutely LOVE: Wool Dryer Balls

Be prepared to be AMAZED at how quickly they dry and how amazing they feel & smell!!!

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If you are interested in Young Living Essential Oils I would love to help you!  Young Living Essential Oils have done so much for our family and I would love for you to experience this blessing for your family as well!  Just click on this link which will take you to my essential oils page where you can learn more about Young Living and my family’s oily journey.  On that page you will also find a link to order your own Young Living Essential Oils and get started on your oily journey, but if you are ready now to begin this wonderful oily journey here’s my link to get you started:  my Young Living page

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A Little Cook in Training

My daughter has recently found a new love of baking. She wants to bake all the time, and if she’s not baking then she’s looking up new recipes and ideas on the internet with me. She recently found directions for making “Emoji cookies” and talked her daddy into buying some different icings and cookie dough at the grocery store the other day. When they got home from the store she started working on the cookies.
emoji cookiesemoji cookies

She wanted to do them all by herself too! Once the cookies cooled she got busy decorating them. This is when her artistic skills came out (and I know I’m super biased, but she’s a very talented artist!)

They turned out super cute and she very excited when she figured out that the Christmas Tree cookie cutter makes the perfect “poop emoji” cookie when she cut off the trunk portion of the tree.

emoji cookies

While we were looking up new recipes and ideas for baking we found the coolest cookbook that she just had to have. The title is super cute too: The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us by Rosanna Pansino.  I highly recommend this to anyone that has a child in their life that’s interested in baking!  And to be honest, if I didn’t have kids I would love owning this cookbook because the recipes are the yummiest!
cookbook

I’m so glad we ordered it for her because it has some awesome recipes and they are super easy for her to follow along with all on her own…she’s quite the independent cook!

nerdy nummies cookbook

 

 

The first recipe she decided to make from the cookbook was the chocolate chip cookies. Obviously we’ve all had chocolate chip cookies before, but let me tell you, these cookies had to be the BEST ones I’ve ever eaten! They were so moist, soft and just the perfect amount of chocolate and sweetness.

chocolate chip cookies

The next recipe she wanted to try was “Unicorn Poop Cookies”…yep, you heard that correctly, I said “UNICORN POOP COOKIES!!!”  This girl of mine is so silly!

rainbow cookies

Even though this recipe had a lot of different steps involved in making these cookies it really wasn’t difficult.  We had a lot of fun making these together (she actually let me help her with these!)

First, we had to add the coloring to 6 different bowls of cookie dough.

rainbow colors

Then, we rolled each color out into small little balls and let sit in fridge for a few minutes.

rainbow cookies

Next, we rolled each ball out into small strips to make the layers for the rainbow.

rainbow cookies

Then after we put the 6 different colored strips together we shaped the cookies to, of course, look like “unicorn poop”….haha!!!

unicorn poop cookies

After they came out of the oven we let them cool on the rack and then decorated a few of them.  Aren’t they just so pretty?

cookies of the rainbow

Did I mention that the dough recipe was “Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Dough?”  Oh-Em-Gee!!!!  Let me tell you, these cookies were absolutely YUMMY, or NUMMY!!!!!!!!!

unicorn poop cookie

The only problem so far that I’ve seen with us ordering this cookbook is that she wants to bake all the time and the recipes have all been DELICIOUS!!! I mean, bakery worthy, yummy-licious…..so, it’s not helping my clean-eating diet that I’m trying to stay on!!!!

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