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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Peppermint essential oil

One of the oldest and well known oil for soothing digestion, peppermint may also support normal digestive efficiency (the whole ability to poop normal thing.). Jean Valnet MD studied peppermint’s supportive effect on the healthy liver and respiratory systems. Awesome for the Morning After The Night Before. I personally can attest that ants do not like it!  I put it on the metal threshold of my sliding glass door and the ants stopped their marching…

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Basil Essential Oil

Absorbing all the information about essential oils can seem overwhelming. So I am starting a weekly series on a different essential oil each week.  Even at a weekly pace, this series will take more than 2 years to complete!  That is my point of this whole website. Nobody learns about everything overnight. One step at a time, experimenting with different oils which seem to fit you and your family’s needs, and you will soon find…

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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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Supplements, nutrition, eat better, yadda, yadda…

So you get out of bed feeling like a slug. Yuk. Lose the Starbucks, honey, we got way better stuff to put some pep in your step. Possibly, using these supplements on a regular basis sort of cancels out the french fries….  I think. Everyday Nutrition and Essential Oil Supplements Hectic schedules and increasing personal demands make eating a well-balanced diet seem impossible. The average person consumes only a fraction of the recommended nine daily…

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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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Vegetarian Lasagna

This stuff is good, and even I can make it!  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil • 2 cloves garlic, chopped • 1 red onion, chopped • ½ to 1 drop oregano essential oil • ½ to 1 drop basil essential oil • 20 oz. fresh spinach • 32 oz. marinara sauce • 2 c. ricotta cheese • 16 oz. mozzarella cheese • ½ c. fresh Parmesan cheese, grated • ½ c. Italian parsley, chopped •…

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