This is my monthly wellness box from Young Living🙌🏼 You may be wondering why there is only ONE bottle of essential oil— isn’t YL allllll about the oils??? I got the one bottle pictured for free✨ #justsayin
Don’t get me wrong, I ❤️oils and my fam + I use them for all.the.things. but I’m not buying them by case full each month. And here’s why. You use ONE DROP of #yleo at a time. These are pure + potent + the real deal. They last. We have a nice toolkit of oils built up and now they are available to us as needed. #plantsarerad
Back to my box. Young Living is about so much more than “just” being the word leader of essential oils. I love using one company to buy all.the.things. that I would already be buying somewhere else. It’s like hitting the easy button. And the smart choice button. And the the-integrity-of-this-company-rocks button #heyohhh .
The most delicious protein powder + shake mix that actually tastes like a treat? Yes please. An all natural deodorant that is safe for my daughters growing + developing body? Yes please. We never want to run out of that, and I’m even ok with my 6 year old declaring she NEEDS deodorant too. #completelysafe#noharmfulingredients .
Cheers to this lifestyle I have found and I love!! Cheers to helping others to these choices too. ❤️❤️❤️#lovingit#monthlybox#wellnessbox#healthandwellness#liveyourbestlife#healthychoices#betterchoices#easybutton
Hello there folks! My name is Tailor & my life forever changed last year(2017) when I was introduced to Young Living essential oils! I always thought essential oils were to make your house smell good but they actually have a ton of therapeutic value! They support our bodies systems in the same way the essential oil supports the plants! There is literally an oil for everything & they keep you above the wellness line! I've learned that every day products we use are full of toxins that are slowly poisoning us. Thankfully, Young Living has alternatives to those products & they are 100% plant based! They go the extra mile to make sure you get the best of the best! I want everyone to experience the awesomeness of Young Living essential oils!
This weekend while @briancusick and I were cleaning out some boxes in the basement, we came across some GEMS ya’ll. Anyone remember flip phones?!?? Well...meet my very first cell phones.
On an unrelated note, now my 3-year-old has a cell. 😳And she’s been calling her Gram Nancy and Grampy Lloyd on the regular. OH the conversations they have had. 🙈😂
Baby fingerprints beware. Thieves Household Cleaner and I are coming for you... all of you. (Swipe to see the after!) Some days the light is juuuuust so, and I run around chasing baby fingerprints all day. I’m thankful I have this bottle of goodness to clean with. For once I use it, my kids are going straight back to that window or tabletop. And when they touch it I know it’s been cleaned with something that’s safe and free of harsh chemicals.
Oh yeah. And it’s CHEAP ya’ll. Like. Cheaper than the dollar store. Ask me about it. Sharing is caring. 😘
When you jump up from the coziest nap to get the big off the bus and then find this sitting in the rocking chair and completely forgot you ordered it and it totally makes the dang day!! I’m too excited to care about grammar and punctuation and run on sentences. Because, LOOK HOW CUTE!! #plantsarerad#moxieandvalor#plantjuiceisLIFE
Every time Leo passes a new milestone, I also pass my own. This photo was taken on my own 6 month “birthday”...the day marking 6 months after I did the hardest, most beautiful, significant thing I’ve done in my life. 6 months of feeling the power of this body, the way God made us to participate in the divine creation of a new life. Birth. Renewal. Life. The evolution of mother.⠀
Mamas, do you realize the power that you’ve allowed to pass through you in carrying and birthing a child? Do you look at your body with wonder? The evidence of your power is everywhere, seen in your strong hips and the arms you carry your children with. In the way you nourish your baby straight from the body God gave you. Our souls are tied to these physical bodies. We can’t have one without the other. So, see your beauty. Observe yourself and absorb the details, and most of all respect your you-ness. Let all creation sing. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
I was going to do a live video opening up our monthly order, but I got impatient and decided this was quicker 🙃
If you’re nosy and want to know what we got this month, I listed it below 👇
Starting from the top:
- Seedlings baby wash + lotion for a baby shower gift
- charcoal bar soap (can’t wait to try this! Especially good for post-workout showers)
- mountain mint deodorant, I just put it on and it feels so minty fresh 🤩🌿
- PanAway essential oil that a friend added on!
- Sacred Mountain 😍, my new fav blend (ylang ylang + tree oils = all the emotional support)
- Life9 probiotics x2, because I convinced @mahalojon to start taking them as well (he loves em, by the way)
- Thieves fruit + vegetable wash, for clean produce 🍎🥦🍒🥒🥕
- Thieves cleaner, because we use it for everything and finally ran out of the one we bought in January 😳🤩
- Einkorn granola, this order came on Friday, and I’m not going to lie to you we already ate all of it.
- spearmint oil (free)
- ravintsara oil (free)
- aroma siez oil blend (free)
- wintergreen oil (free)
We looooove essential rewards so much (we got those 4 free oils and $50 back in points just from this order alone). If you’re wanting more info on what the monthly box system is like, let’s chat!
Thank goodness for this little potty. Moms, if you don’t have one of these things, run to Amazon IMMEDIATELY and grab one. Because back seat potty emergencies are legit. And ain’t no one want to clean that up 😬😳 💩
Another rainy, dreary day. Monday’s are already rough, add the rain and it’s downright depressing.
But today my kids and are jumping in the puddles. You can’t always avoid them. So might as well embrace them. No sense dwelling - jump with us!! Let’s crush another round of Monday blues together!
This Summer has been a whirlwind and I have been exhausted. I barely made it to meet the teacher night last week. I begged Jesus to give me enough strength to get out of bed. I said a few more quick prayers, lathered on my oils, and he provided the strength (and joy) to do one more thing. And here’s the thing. I’ve been exhausted, not because there’s too much on my plate, but because I’m doing it (or attempting to) do it all on my own. I finally came to the end of my self, and cried “I can’t do it! I CAN’T be a good worker, a good Momma, a good wife, a good friend, a good daughter. I CAN’T DO IT”. God was like “Yeah. I know. You can’t. You need Me”. 😭😭😭😭So I left my house, to leave the distractions and piles of laundry calling my name, for some quiet with Him. He was right. I DO need Him. #duhMcFly I can do all the things he’s called me to do ONLY when I’m filled up enough by him, to pour it out for everyone else. // I use to be weirded out by the “emotional” or “spiritual” side of using essential oils. But that’s dumb. How fun is it that God created plants to have such an amazing impact on our brain and our emotions. Do you get weirded out when you have a headache during your quiet time, take some ibuprofen, which allows you to focus more on His word than the pounding in your head? No way! You are super thankful for modern medicine! So before I got started, I layered on my oils and prayed. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 I applied Joy on my heart and prayed God would help me find my Joy in Him and Him alone. I put Grounding on my wrists and asked God to quiet my mind and thoughts so I could focus on Him. I dabbed Loyalty behind my ears and praised God for being faithful to me, even when I am not faithful to him. I asked that he would grow my faithfulness. A drop of Valor in my hand and inhaled a couple times. I begged God to give me His strength in my weakness, because I can’t do a damn thing on my own. I had such a raw and refreshing time with the Lord. I left feeling alive- filled up and ready to pour it out again, for His name’s sake. How freakin cool is it, that God created these plants to be incredibly powerful?! He’s so creative! #intelligentdesigner#plantsarerad
I haven’t worn much makeup ever since discovering all the yuck stuff in there that can mess with our bodies. But over the past few months I’ve been slowly switching over the little bit that I do have to toxin-free, and I looove it!
My daily items are:
- Savvy Minerals multitasker (in dark) for my brows, sometimes for eyeliner if I want a little something extra
- Savvy Minerals blush (in captivate) for the cheeks (literally my favorite blush I’ve ever had)
- stellar gaze mascara from Pacifica brand (with a little lavender essential oil mixed in for healthy lashes!)
Makeup was something that I used to get overwhelmed about when people told me about all the bad stuff in there 😬 so I’m super thankful to have found Young Living, and to be educated on all the safe alternatives. Making better choices doesn’t have to be complicated, I promise!
How’s your heart? One of my favorite friends asks this question sometimes. And it’s a good one. It’s one that usually makes me think, “wait, I don’t know actually.” It’s a question that I’m coming back to constantly in this season of digging deep into my soul, trudging along this road back to the way our awesome creator made me to be. I’m learning to sort through things I thought I needed, and say goodbye to the weight of the unnecessary. I’m learning to actually remember to ask myself this question.
How’s your heart?
Eucalyptus, such an incredible plant 😍🌿When it’s steam distilled & concentrated into an oil, it’s wonderfully cleansing, invigorating, and calming all at the same time! I literally can’t get enough... I could also paint it every day for the rest of my life and not be mad 😝
Also friends! Comment below with a plant or flower you’d like to see me paint... I’ll choose one this weekend and I’ll even mail you the original painting just for fun 🤗❤️
You know it’s getting serious when you have a meeting with your tax lady to talk about how best to structure your business bank accounts and records 😱
Just over a year ago when I decided to dive head first into this business, I never could have predicted I would be here. Now, as my girls BOTH prepare for school this fall I’m faced with an even bigger opportunity for growth. It’s going to be a weird adjustment, but I’m ready for it. A chance to take part of my brain, heart and soul back for myself. And I love that I can do it around their schedule. The best of both worlds - momtrepreneurship at its finest.
So here’s to you, wherever you are in your journey. May you be blessed in your endeavors, too. Whatever they may be. ❤️
Where are YOU from? Or your family? What’s your heritage? Tell us and send us a family recipe! We’re touring the world one meal at a time, leaning about new cultures and foods and flavors. We’ll tackle a new one each week and share our journey.
Thanks to my friend Lindsey for this rad idea!!
Why am I wearing PANTS?! Second day in a row. Horrible wardrobe choices. Hello, heat wave! 🤦🏽♀️🙈 I’m gonna go ahead and blame it on the fact that I’m a #mainegirlatheart . Heat waves be rare there, k? Can’t take it out my brain 🤪
Our morning routine is filled with chasing toddlers to get them dressed. Making sure they eat something healthy to power their brains and bodies at school. But we also have a regimented oily routine we follow to help prepare them for the day ahead. Excuse the mess my hair and face currently are... 😬...but here’s our morning oily routine!!
Today, I’m thankful for: Generous hearts who insisted on helping to lift up my day. . .
The sweetest friend who sits & listens, while wholeheartedly embracing the craziness of my children with a huge, joyful smile on her face. .
And, of course, Gods gift of oils to help promote calm & balance in the chaos of my day, because patience surely is not my thing.
Everyday, it takes a village, a whole lot of prayers for grace & a whole lot of plants. ☀️🌱 #plantsarerad#godissocreative
I finally have my favorite skin line up back in my hot little hands!
When using skin products, a rule of thumb is to go thin to thick.
I start with ART toner before the warm water. It smells like angel kisses in case you're wondering. Then the ART foaming cleanser. Then to finish off at night time, the ART intensive moisturizer. Also, angel scents here. It is so thick and moisturizing without being to heavy or greasy.
I usually roll frankincense neat on in the mornings and every week or so I do a clay mask with apple cider vinegar and skin oils like geranium, tea trea, Manuka, lavender or cedarwood.
@younglivingeo has so many essential oil infused products that work with our bodies instead of against them like so many toxic products on the market.
Did you guys know that every living thing has frequency? A healthy human body has a frequency of 62+ MHz, and we can up our frequency when we consume things that have high frequency (aka, plants and real whole foods).
Processed foods, negativity and trapped emotions all bring down our frequency. Not to mention the stress that is so “normal” these days for every human we meet. Common does not mean good.
Our emotions and thought life are also tied to our physical bodies through frequency (and many other amazing pathways), so pay attention to how your body responds to certain things.
There’s a tonnn that I could say about this, but I’ll keep it simple. Surround yourself things that raise your frequency. Eat real food. Breathe in the plants. Open the windows for some fresh air. Use distilled plant extracts (aka, essential oils). Surround yourself with positive, healthy people. It may just rub off on ya.
This is the face of a very exhausted momma. And a child who’s energy far surpasses me on a daily basis. While sissy snoozes, she tests me. The Lord must be trying to get me to work on being patient... oh the thanks I shall give him some day. 😬😍
If you were anything like me when you first received your Premium Starter Kit, you’re probably thinking to yourself now what the heck do I do with all these oils?!
So let’s take a closer look at each one shall we?
Lavender. Calm + relaxing. I love diffusing this with stress away or frankincense. Great sleep support when paired with cedarwood or orange. Also great for cuts, scrapes, bites and burns!
Frankincense. Very grounding and awesome immune support. Make yourself a roller with lavender + Frank 10 drops of each + top it with some carrier oil (jojoba or rosehip) + apply to your face morning & night for a healthy, youthful complexion.
Lemon. Love adding this to my water first thing in the morning as it acts as a gentle detox. Also great to pair with lavender + frankincense in a roller topped with fractionated coconut oil for a more gentle immune support. Roll onto spine and bottoms of the feet. Also great at removing sticky things aka stickers from my toddler.
Raven. Awesome respiratory support. Use it with some coconut oil and make your own “Vick’s” when you feel a bit stuffed up. (Not recommended to use on smaller children).
Citrus Fresh. Love diffusing this one in my kitchen and using a couple drops on a cotton ball to place in my bins in my bathrooms to get rid of any nasty smells.
Panaway. Great for using on those sore muscles after a workout. Apply a drop or two with some coconut oil and massage in.
Peppermint. Great oil for digestion or when your feeling nauseated. Add a drop to your water or inhale directly from the bottle. Use a drop to add a little flavor to your coffee or cocoa. Not recommended to use while nursing.
Thieves. Feel like your coming down with something? Make a thieves tea with warm water, lemon and some honey. Use a few drops and make your own ‘thieves spray’ by adding some unscented witch hazel and distilled water to a glass spray bottle. Also smells like Christmas suuuhhhh good!
Copaiba. Great oil enhancer and good to use for inflammation. I add this to a roller and apply it to my son’s jaw line when he’s teething along with lavender and orange eo.
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I was scrolling through Instagram yesterday when I happened upon a breathe roller that @graceandgoldendrops posted (really love this community). If you saw my post yesterday you know I was looking for some sniffle relief. It was like this post was talking right to me. So I ran to my oil supply and made this roller right away and applied to the bridge of my nose and all over my forehead. I was blown away by how quickly the swimming under water feeling in my face started to go away. So I kept rolling throughout the rest of the day and the support it provided was incredible. If your looking for some seasonal relief make this roller!
12 drops peppermint and eucalyptus radiata
6 drops lemon, lavender, r.c.
Top with jojoba oil
You could also just make using even amounts of lemon, lavender, and peppermint which all come in your starter kit.
Too tiny to carry a backpack, but this girl is READY for her first day at school camp. I mean, if big sister can do it? Surely she can. 😉
My heart can’t keep up. Love these little ladies to the moon and back and back again.
I loooove diy, but I know not everyone has the time or energy to spend on it. I get it. Your time is totally worth the pennies if you’d rather buy your products than make them! Young Living makes it easy too because we know we can trust them with things that are safe for our family, and they have a killer autoship program that makes it way affordable.
The autoship is kind of like having a box in their warehouse with your name on it every month. You can put whatever you want in that box (oils, makeup, household cleaner and supplies, baby products, supplements, whatever) and you can get it whenever you want. And then they give you 10% back in points to spend on free stuff. Then after 3 months, they start giving you 20% back 😳 (it’s literally crazy).
So for all you diy-ers....my laundry soap recipe is in my highlights. And if you hate diy but want a nontoxic alternative, check out this guy 👆 which comes super concentrated (aka, you can dilute it to get tons out of there).
YL, I looooove you.
My kids are really working on their sharing and decided I should get the sniffles too! So drinking lots of wellness tea (hot water with a drop or two of Thieves and lemon), using my Breath Again roll-on, and diffusing (r.c., Thieves and lemon). What do you do when the sniffles have you feeling down?
Mondays can be rough. In this house we just returned from vacation with friends, and daddy got on an airplane to go back to work. Can you say...transition day?? Anyone with kids know what that’s like... But we always have a choice. Today, choose to be excellent. To rise above. To treat yourself to the best coffee ever if that’s what it takes! Let’s crush this Monday, shall we? #motivationmonday
Sometimes all you need is underwear and a killer view of the mountains. Baby biscuits don’t hurt either 😘
These girls had so much fun this weekend. Detaching from our normal routine can be SO hard - sleep in particular eludes us on the road - but the joy of watching them open up, giggle and snuggle with some of our very best friends is worth all the trouble.
Until next time, #friendcation2018 . We’re already excited!
It seems as though an unexpected guest came back in our carry on luggage from California... the sniffles. Thankfully my wellness kit contains SniffleEase. One drop on their chest when their sniffles need support! This oil gets used all the time in our home and I’m sure even more so once school starts in a few weeks! #sniffles#yleo#respitorysupport
The most common question I get about essential oils is what to use for anxiety. And I completely understand, because getting a handle on my emotions has been the biggest, most tangible benefit that I can see since implementing essential oils in my life. There are so many I turn to when I’m struggling emotionally - frankincense, valor, northern lights black spruce, and more - but in recent weeks, I’ve made it a goal to sit down with the feelings kit oils every night, which are pictured above. And honestly, it’s been a really transforming and healing process. The truth is, essential oils can profoundly impact our bodies AND minds. Not only can they help release cellular memories stored anywhere in the body, they can also directly stimulate the limbic system, which is in the center of your head and controls your emotions, attitude, motivation, mood, instinct, and more 💓 The sense of smell is unique from all of your other senses, because your nose is essentially an extension of your limbic brain, connecting straight to your olfactory bulb!! With that being said, inhaling essential oils DIRECTLY affects the emotional seat in your brain where traumatic memories are so often stored; and they can be insanely beneficial in helping us unlock the subconscious, hidden emotional patterns that control our lives and hold us back from the manifestation of our full potential. When we release these patterns, we can regain control over our lives, because our beliefs, our attitudes, our repressed emotions, they shape who we are and determine how we see the entire world. And I think that’s pretty freaking cool. For more info about emotions & essential oils, check out Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils by Carolyn Mein. And if you have questions or want to hear my routine/practice with the feelings kit, please reach out, I’m an open book! 🤗
We haven’t posted in sometime. We’ve been working on some life changing things & it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Here a beautiful Platycerium we snapped a shot of over @pueblo.life. Stay tuned for the exciting plant adventures to come!
Every night at bedtime Meredith gets to choose a “friend” to sleep with. She has several she rotates but it’s most always a Care Bear from the bucket I’ve given her from my childhood.
Tonight, after she picked hers, she said very seriously to me “mummy, I want you to have a friend to sleep with, too. I don’t like you to be alone. Take mine.” 😭😭 I told her how thoughtful she was but that I had Tucker and daddy - I wouldn’t be alone.
Her response? “And God. He’s always with you too. Don’t forget Him!” You’re right sweetie. He is. But thanks for sneaking this little friend in here for me anyway 😘 and tucking him into my sheets just so. Gosh how I love you. #sleeptight
These are some of the products I used to use on and around my kids. And it’s just a handful.
When I discovered the Think Dirty app my perspective on “good” products completely changed. How could these products be safe for my babies if they contained harsh chemicals that could disturb their hormonal balance, endocrine systems and more? It just didn’t compute that they were labeled for children... So, month by month we switched. Every time I ran out of a bottle of something I replaced it with something better. At our house we’ll accept anything that scores a 3 or less, but if you rate above that? You aren’t getting purchased. You aren’t worth the risk to the health of my family.
What products do you have in your home that you’re looking to ditch? Let’s see how they rank and work together to find a better way! ❤️
Kidscents:: pre-diluted and ready to go for little ones. I have a roller top on ours for easy application. 👌🏻
My big kids are heading to my parents’ house for a couple of nights and these are going too, because you just never know with kids. 🤷🏼♀️ #especiallyadelise#sleepyizeherentirebody#kiddddding
This time last year, I was coming off of my epilepsy medicine and it was a terrifying time for me. The drug was so fierce that it took 3 months to wean off slowly, causing crippling withdrawal side effects like anxiety, panic attacks, migraines, mood swings.. and I lived in fear because I never knew when/if I’d have another absence seizure. But looking back on it now, I’m filled with gratitude. I would’ve never in a million years suggested to stop taking my seizure medication. I was terrified of what the outcome might be, and I wasn’t willing to take the risk until I absolutely had to. How would my life be different had I not? Well, I’d probably be close to 200lbs by now (I was 175 when we started weaning off). My body would still be dangerously deficient in Vitamin D & Calcium. My hair would still be brittle, thin, and falling out (hence why I had a pixie). I probably would never have been allowed to have children. And I can only imagine how my personality & attitude would be vastly different than it is today. I used to suffer from depression a lot (probably because the lack of Vitamin D – your brain needs that sh*t & I didn’t know better) but it’s still a mystery how these drugs can affect you as a person. And it makes me wonder.. How many people out there are on 2, 3… 7 different medications because they don’t know any better? They don’t know there might be a plant out there that has a beautifully healing innate nature? And as a society we’re told to go to the experts every time we don’t know what to do, & to do exactly what they say, because we have no grasp on how to care for our own damn selves?! Yeah, I’m passionate about natural living, about plant-based medicine & supplementation, about getting people to understand the sheer significance of cutting toxic chemicals out of their lives for good, because I’ve seen the other side of a toxic lifestyle and I am RUNNING FULL FORCE in the opposite direction. With that said, I thank God for every struggle I faced last year, every roadblock, every mean doctor, every bad medication, every seizure, I thank Him for the growth He forced me into, for opening my eyes to the truth, the beauty, the wonder of His medicine.
This is the lineup you get in the PSK 🙌 11 of the most versatile, usable oils so you can jump right in and get a full bite of the oily life. This starter pack takes the guess work out of incorporating these plants juices into your everyday life. And as soon as you sign up, I’ll plug you into several different discussion groups, education, and a welcome packet on the way to your door.
If you’ve been wondering how to get healthier, how to put wellness on the front burner again: this is it. This lineup is your new tool box to make changes.
Check out my stories if you want more details on exactly what comes in the kit, I’m going over everything later today.
I get asked all the time “why Young Living?”
And my answer is always because of their ‘Seed to Seal’ Promise.
To me, this is what sets them apart from all of the other essential oil companies out there.
Seed to Seal is Young Living’s promise of integrity, purity and dedication. And therefore knowing this, we as consumers never (ever) have to second guess or worry about what products we choose to put on and into our bodies.
Just feeling so incredibly grateful today because of this. 🙌🏼🌱
📷: @younglivingeo #lavenderandvalor
Our house is literally covered in vines on one side and I’m not mad about it at all. I pulled some off the other day so I could paint from observation and I have to say.. it’s so much more fun! Maybe one day we’ll own a giant greenhouse full of the most beautiful plants and I can just spend all my days studying & painting them !! Hey, a girl can dream right? 😍🌿🎨
Last night I woke up at 2am for no reason and just couldn’t bring myself to fall back asleep. It used to be these waking spells were filled with worry. About som thing with the kids. Our finances. Something new I was nervous about.
Last night I realized my thought stream has changed. I wake full of energy. With ideas. With drive. With excitement for what’s ahead. With all the things I want to pour out for my family, friends and loved ones. I can’t fall back asleep because my brain is too busy dreaming of what’s to come.
Despite waking in the morning with less sleep than I’d like, my body and brain are energized and buzzing and ready to tackle the day.
What are you dreaming of? What are you chasing when you wake in the morning? Run after it. With all your might and love and persistence. It’s yours. #workfromhomemom#brainpower#powerofdreams
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