Orange Essential Oil

I love essential oils that are versatile like orange. It slices, it dices! Furniture polish to alert teenagers with smooth skin, stress-be-gone to bug offender. This stuff is good. It also happens to be budget-friendly. Have you noticed how many cleaning products on the market use orange oil? With pure therapeutic grade essential oil, I have control over what else I mix with it. I don’t mix with chemicals that I can’t pronounce, or nasty…

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Pet Marking Be Gone

Could this adorable fuzz ball completely wreck carpeting in pursuit of “claiming” territory as her own? You bet! No matter how many times we’ve tried to get her to go potty on the potty pad (what a concept!) she has this one spot in the back of the living room that she prefers. Lotsa money, scrubbing, and cleaning of the area does not seem to affect her marking habits one bit. Cut to the chase…….

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Cleaning with Essential Oils

Essential Oil Cleaning Solutions It may not be possible or cost effective to avoid all of these chemicals in your cleaning and personal care products, but there are many ways to reduce your family’s exposure to them. Using therapeutic-grade essential oils as a natural household cleaner is a safe, effective alternative to many store bought cleaning products. Some of the best essential oils for cleaning include cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, thyme, spruce, lemon, lemongrass, and grapefruit….

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Using Thieves Household Cleaner

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Thieves Household Cleaner Dilution Chart Based on one capful = Tablespoon   Light degreasing (1:60)  ½ tbsp. cleaner : 3.75 cups water 1 bottle makes 30 quarts of light degreaser Med. degreasing (1:30) ½ tbsp. cleaner : little less than 2 cups water 1 bottle makes 15 quarts of medium degreaser Heavy degreasing (1:15) ½ tbsp. cleaner : little less than 1 cup water 1 bottle makes 71/2 quarts of heavier degreaser Pots & Pans…

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Teenager Attitudes Reversed!

Yup, you saw that right…attitudes reversed, mom of teenagers experiences relief…. film at 11:00 pm.  A Young Living Distributor with 3 teenage boys, all with special challenges, Sylvia was wayyyy past due for some respite from her daily circus of teenage attitude along with the other all-too-familiar traits of Planet Teenage Boy (PTB) citizens. The air was tense, the parents were tense, the teenagers were busy eye-rolling, nit picking at each other, not listening (“Huh?!”),…

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Snap Out Of It Recipe

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You may have noticed my Oil A Week isn’t quite posted this week.  Bummer week, still wishing I could put Abundance Blend on my fig tree out back and create a money tree, cuz we got a dead car, fried electrical wiring in the kitchen, and RIP to my digital camera as well.  So I’ve been strictly following this Snap Out Of It protocol which I invented: 1.  Smear Clarity oil all over my face…

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Peace & Calming

I’m willing to take a stand when it comes to the notion of Peace & Calming® as a major part of my ninja mom arsenal to create an environment of harmony, agreement, calm, serenity, composure, cessation, order, pacification, reconciliation, truce, unity, congeniality, contentment, hush, lull, quiet, relaxation, repose, rest, stillness, and tranquility (I do so love thesaurus.com.) Is there anyone out there who would be opposed to these qualities in their life? Kids, teenagers, dogs,…

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PanAway Essential Oil Blend

Moms with teenagers are surely aware of the extreme need to make the overabundance of pans go away. Some might say that Young Living came through once again for desperate housewives suffering from too much cookware, but they would be wrong. Apparently, anything that supports our bodies in response to the word “ouch” is considered medicinal and regulated by the FDA. I must be under that jurisdiction, as when any “body” in my family cries…

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Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Vitality* is one of those can’t go wrong essential oils, put a drop in a pitcher of water and drink it right up. It supports normal, healthy memory, if I could only remember that part. The fragrance of lemon essential oil promotes clarity of thought & purpose, as well as being invigorating and enhancing to my mood, and that’s a good thing.  Make lemonade with it using Blue Agave (Item No. 3221) natural sweetener….

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Purification Essential Oil Blend

This is my favorite oil to carry with me when going to any hotel, along with an empty small spray bottle. I put water in the spray bottle, put in about 10 drops of Purification, shake it up, and spray away that eau de hotel. I’ve watched enough news programs to know that I don’t want to risk what may be lurking on the bedspread, walls, closet, etc. around my family. I spray them with…

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Mold Relief

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It’s bad enough we have to deal with dirty stinky socks, moms draw the line at the nasty intruder– mold.  You keep rubbing it out, scrubbing it out, and it still manages to creep back like some ugly black death plague invading your home.  The really twisted thing about it is they say mold doesn’t hurt anyone until it’s disturbed.  As in, removing the nasty stuff! I’m so thankful for Thieves, it’s my right-hand man…

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Everyday Oils for, uhhh.. every day

Everyday Oils Collection You’ll always have the benefits of Young Living’s therapeutic-grade essential oils on hand with the Everyday Oils Collection. The oils in this collection will provide ongoing support for your home, health, and body. Enjoy the relaxing benefits of lavender and Peace & Calming, the cleansing power of Thieves and Purification, the comforting touch of Valor and PanAway, and more. This kit is ideal for making oils an essential part of your day,…

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Some things essential oils do

Clean the air of pollutants Purify the water you drink and bathe in Combined with food and nutritional supplements, increases support to cell metabolism & antioxidant action Enhance your skin, hair, and oral hygiene Stimulate and support your immune system Reduce stress and bring emotional balance into your life Enhance your ability to learn new things and remember old ones Supports whole body for fullest living May be used with infants and children as well…

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Animals & Essential Oils

If you have any animal friends or pets (babies), here is some tips from Gary about using them with various animals.  I am NOT an animal doctor, veterinarian, or Dr. Doolittle!  My mom-ness gives me no particular authority about any of this stuff, but I know Gary has used the oils extensively with animals and they helped. Maybe they can help your animal friends. Ear mites in cats and dogs — Purification and Peppermint Ticks,…

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Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender slices, it dices! A boat load of uses in one little bottle of oil. After being in the sun too long, even teenagers find it useful. When mom’s have “had it” and need a major break, we diffuse it or put some in the bath, and restore our sanity.  Everybody loves it so much, Young Living has a whole Lavender Signature Series of soap, shampoo, conditioner to keep that wonderful smell surrounding you daily….

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Essential oils bugs don’t like

Hospitality is good and all, but I draw the line and hosting insects.  Ewww.  Here is a list of some oils to discourage the nasty little things. Ants: Don’t like Peppermint or Spearmint.  I can personally testify to the Peppermint thing, which was the only way I was able to win the war on hordes of ants marching into my home one summer. I drew a line (literally) on the metal threshold of my sliding…

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Common Sense: Get some

My favorite essential oil blend of the moment is Common Sense. I’ve got teenagers, and this stuff does a world of good towards protecting the Earth from their lack of, ahem…. discernment, shall we say.  Kids too, dare I say sometimes spouses, and a significant other or two?  Teenagers with significant others who seem to be a few sandwiches short of a picnic? Get a diffuser, now. Run it all the time in the common…

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Our furry kids…

There is only one kid left around here that I am allowed to call my “baby.”  All of 4 1/2 pounds, her official AKC name is “Slightly A Princess Grace Jubilee,” but she answers to “Gracie,” “muppet,” “frog” (teenager), and “dawg.” Nobody that has a pet can do so without our furry friends having us wrapped around their little paws, our hearts in their pocket, and causing us to act like complete idiots talking baby…

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Sweet smelling carpet

Tip—Fresh Carpet “I used an old plastic sippy cup with a small hole in the lid to make a carpet freshener. I mix baking soda and a few drops of an essential oil, usually Lavender because it’s my favorite, then I sprinkle it around the carpet and let it sit for a minute or two and then vacuum it right up. My carpet is fresh, the room smells great, and the best part about it…

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Carpet nightmares: Chewing gum edition

Tip—Stuck Gum “I found a chunk of gum stuck to our hall shag carpet. It had been there for several months, dried but thoroughly stuck to the fibers. I dabbed Thieves® Household Cleaner on a cotton ball, then rubbed it on the gum and let it sit for a minute. The gum literally just lifted off the carpet. You can rub your fingers across the treated spot. There is no way to tell there ever…

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