My January Essential Oils Order

I love when my monthly box arrives. This month I decided to try the Einkorn Spaghetti. We cooked it the night it arrived! It tastes the same to me as regular pasta and it has a nice texture.

This is everything that came in my box this month:

Orange Essential Oil

I love the smell of this one. It also pairs well with a lot of other oils in the diffuser. It is considered a “happy” oil. Who doesn’t like the smell of oranges?

Pine Essential Oil

I grew up in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. I love the smell of pine trees. This oil takes me back to my childhood.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

This oil is good for so much and I actually really like the smell. It is spa like to me. I love diffusing it.

Valor Essential Oil

I use this on my feet every night before I go to bed. 1-2 drops on each foot and I am out like a lightbulb in no time. It is that good.

RC Essential Oil

This Eucalyptus oil blend really helps open up your sinuses. When a cold or allergy hits, this is great to diffuse. I also really like the smell.

Einkorn Flour

This has been a game changer for us. Brian can eat this and not take a gluten hit. We have been using in so many recipes and love the taste.

Einkorn Spaghetti

We loved it and plan to order more. It has more protein than regular spaghetti as well as more vitamins and minerals.

If you are interested in ordering essential oils or getting started with your own essential oil kit, click here to do so. Young Living has a customized monthly box program that gives you reduced shipping rates and gives you 10-20% back in cash! It really is a good deal. This is what I have signed up for and I am loving it. You can alter your ship dates and what goes in your box all month long. I love the flexibility of it.

Have a great rest of the month everyone!



My November Essential Oils Order

It is hard to believe November is halfway over already.  Yesterday we had our family photo shoot for Christmas Cards and I can’t wait to see the photos.  We found a local photographer who is great with kids and has amazing props.  This year we choose to photograph at a local park and it awesome, but of course there is always hiccups.  For one my munchkin had just woken up from a nap so trying to get him to smile was like pulling teeth.  We probably looked hilarious with all our jumping up and down and waving of the hands to get a 1 year old to show their toothy grin.  Lol

And then I had bought a pair of pants for him and never bothered to try them on before the shoot. Well, they ended up being HUGE on him. So here we are trying to quickly hem tape them and cutting the waist and hem taping that to try and make it work for the shoot. Thankfully everything held but wow the stress…

Which leads me to the purpose of this post.  A bright spot to my weekend was receiving my monthly essential oil order on Saturday.  This month was different though as I didn’t actually order oils.  I decided to try some stuff from their other lines of products.  This month I bought Young Livings hugely popular Ningxia Red juice supplement, their Thieves Cleaner and their Einkorn Flour mix.  Since Brian had such good luck with the Waffle Mix we hoped he wouldn’t react to the pure Einkorn Flour. Read below to see the results of this test.

Ningxia Red

Ningxia Red

As you can see I dug right into the bottle and tried it.  I like it.  Not super sweet, but not so tart that your lips curl.  You only drink 1-2 oz. a day so I drink it like a shot. Some people add a drop or two of extra oils to their juice but for now I will drink it plain.  I am hoping it will help my energy and stamina.  Chasing a 1 year old around is no joke.

Key Benefits:

  • Sustain energy with the combination of select wolfberries and other superfruits. Contains powerful ingredients which are involved in many antioxidant processes and may help prevent against oxidative stress.

    • Delivers citrus essential oils containing d-limonene, a powerful component in citrus oils.

    • Powerful formula includes wolfberry which is touted for its health benefits


Proprietary NingXia Red Blend: Ningxia Wolfberry Puree (Lycium barbarum), Blueberry Juice Concentrate (Vaccinium corymbosum), Plum Juice Concentrate (Prunus domestica), Cherry Juice Concentrate (Prunus avium), Aronia Juice Concentrate (Aronia melanocarpa), Pomegranate Juice Concentrate (Punica granatum) Proprietary Essential blend 50mg Grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract, Orange EO (Citrus sinensis), Yuzu EO (Citrus junos), Lemon EO (Citrus limon), Tangerine EO (Citrus reticulata) Other ingredients: Tartaric acid, natural blueberry flavor, pure vanilla extract, malic acid, pectin, sodium benzoate/natural stevia extract.



Thieves Cleaner

I am hopping on the eco-friendly cleaning bandwagon and trying this.  Which is a big thing for me as I still use bleach and bleach products for the bath and kitchen to kill the “crud”. I am hoping this will convert me away from that.  I bought a pretty cobalt blue bottle from amazon to mix the concentrated cleaner to an all-purpose cleaning ratio.  I really like the smell.  The cinnamon and clove oils in it are great cleaning powerhouses but also smell divine. So much better than the fake overpowering scents from the other cleaning products I normally use.  I also like how it is safe ingredients so I don’t have to worry if I use it around Bryce.

The new Thieves® Household Cleaner has increased cleansing power and an even safer, more sustainable formulation. The new formula contains ingredients from renewable plant and mineral sources, vegetable-based surfactants, and even more Thieves and lemon essential oils for extra cleaning power. Bottle is 100% recyclable.


Water, Alkyl Polyglucoside, Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate, Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate, Thieves [Eugenia Caryophyllus† (Clove) Bud Oil, Citrus Limon† (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cinnamomum Verum† (Cinnamon) Bark Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata† Leaf Oil, and Rosmarinus Officinalis† (Rosemary) Leaf Oil], Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, and Citrus Limon† (Lemon) Peel Oil.

†100% pure YLTG™ quality essential oil



Einkorn Flour

We made Cinnamon blueberry muffins with it yesterday.  Really good!  The flavor was very balanced and the dough had a more typical “wheat” feel than what we get with gluten free flours.  Brian ate TWO of them and didn’t have any reaction at all!! Really amazing.  Einkorn has more protein and much lower gluten levels than typical wheat.

Einkorn is the original “staff-of-life” grain, known as the oldest variety of wheat, which dates back to the beginning of time. Einkorn’s natural genetic code and low gluten levels make it a superior choice because of the compatibility with the human body when compared to the modern hybrid wheat of today. Einkorn grain is easier to digest, so nutrients are better absorbed.


There you have it. Interested in purchasing the above or getting started with your own Young Living Essential Oil kit? Click here for Young Livings order page.


My October Essential Oils Order


It really did feel like Christmas morning this month as I unboxed my order! Big month but also BIG Freebies! I got a huge bottle of Thieves Essential Oil, Clove essential oil and a Home Diffuser for FREE this month! So excited about the free diffuser as I have been trekking the one we have up and downstairs between our living room and Bryce’s room. Now I can keep one in his room which will be great. I have been diffusing Lavender and Peace & Calming in his room during bedtime and it has made a HUGE difference in how fast he falls asleep.

Here is my order below. And if you haven’t placed your order yet this month to take advantage of the freebies, click here to get started.

October Order Cover

Valor II

I ran out of this last month and I notice a difference in me. I put this on my feet before bed and it really helps relax my mind and helps me sleep. Ingredients are below. I will definitely be ordering this every month.

Valor II includes Young Living’s exclusive Northern Lights Black Spruce and Idaho Blue Spruce essential oils, along with Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Vetiver, Cistus, Bergamot, Cassia, German Chamomile, and other oils.

Thieves Hard Lozenges

Containing Thieves Oil, these lightly-sweetened hard lozenges refresh your breath and provide soothing relief to sore throats. With winter coming this is a must to stock up on.

Citrus Fresh Essential Oil

Citrus Fresh™ creates a clean, fresh scent for any environment when diffused. This proprietary and refreshing blend combines Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, and Spearmint essential oils, and includes the naturally occurring constituents limonene, beta-pinene, and linalol.

Christmas Spirit Essential Oil

Christmas Spirit is a sweet, spicy blend of orange, cinnamon, and spruce essential oils that tap into the happiness, joy, and security associated with the holiday season. Perfect to diffuse this time of year.

Peace & Calming Essential Oil

Peace & Calming® is a gentle, fragrant blend of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy essential oils with an aroma that’s comforting and freshens the air. Diffuse to create a calming and peaceful atmosphere throughout the home. Peace & Calming is a must have for every household, especially those with young children.

Lavender Essential Oil

After running out last month, I ordered TWO bottles this month. It really is that good.

Lemon Essential Oil

Love this in the diffuser and have been taking a drop daily to aid my digestive system.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Love this in the diffuser and have been taking a drop daily to aid my digestion system.

Orange Blossom Facial

SO excited to try this. I have combination acne prone skin, and this is supposed to be good for that. Will update this once I try it. Ingredients are below. Great blend of oils.

Deionized water, methylsulfonymethane (MSM), Ningxia wolfberry (lycium barbarum) seed oil, lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)†, patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)†, lemon (Citrus limon)†, rosemary verbenon (Rosmarinus officinalis CT verbenon)†, decyl polyglucose, mixed fruit acid complex, hydrolyzed wheat protein, citric acid, calendula extract, chamomile extract, rosebud extract, orange blossom extract, St. John’s wort extract, algae, aloe vera gel, kelp extract, Ginkgo biloba extract, grape seed extract, and dimethyl lauramine oleate.

YL Lip Balm Trio

I love my Lavender lip balm, and with Christmas coming I figured I would start stocking up on gifts. This will make a nice addition to some gift bags I plan on doing.


My September Essential Oils Order

A perk of my monthly essential oil order is that the packing materials keep Bryce occupied for at least 5 minutes while I gleefully unbox everything. lol.


Here is the peek inside my box. As you can see it is a BIG month. But I also got some of the freebies from this months promotion! And I was able to restock a lot of the essential oils I was low or out of. Check it all out below….

Oils September Order-1

Lavender Lip Balm

Lavender Lip Balm repairs and moisturizes with natural ingredients and infused with Lavender essential oil. I have heard great things about this, and I am a lip balm junkie, so of course I have to try it.

Thieves Dish Soap

New to Young Living’s product line, I am excited to see if this lives up to the hype I am hearing about. With naturally derived ingredients, Thieves® Dish Soap effectively cleans your dishes without chemicals, dyes, or synthetics. Young Living pure essential oils—Thieves®, Jade Lemon™, and Bergamot—work with other plant-based ingredients to leave your dishes sparkling clean.

Everyday Essential Oils Pic

Everyday Oils Kit

I have been a little, um, obsessed about using my oils. In fact, a lot of them are almost out or are empty. Between diffusing, experimenting with recipes, and using on our bodies for our aches and pains I was looking at an expensive re-order. So while looking at my options I saw YL offers this kit at an extra discount for ER members. Score. I get 10 oils in the 5 ml size including ones I don’t have currently. Great. Problem solved. These are the oils in the kit:

  • Lavender essential oil, 5 ml
    • Oh Lavender, you are a favorite!!  My must have for Bryce’s bedtime routine. I ran out (SO not going to let them happen again), so I am VERY happy this has arrived. I rub it on my wrists, behind my ears, and for Bryce on his feet.  I also use this over my sinuses if my allergies are acting up.
  • Lemon essential oil, 5 ml
    • I have been using this to clean Bryce’s highchair tray. Really takes out the stains.
  • Peppermint essential oil, 5 ml
    • I have been using this on my neck at night. Really helps loosen it up.
  • Frankincense essential oil, 5 ml
    • My new skincare miracle worker.
  • Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) essential oil, 5 ml
    • Don’t have this one yet. Heard it is good for a lot especially pimples, bug bites, etc.
  • Joy™ essential oil blend, 5 ml
  • Thieves® essential oil blend, 5 ml
    •  With winter germs coming, this is a must to stock up on.
  • PanAway® essential oil blend, 5 ml
    • For my neck tension. Love this stuff. I put some on every night before I go to bed.
  • Purification® essential oil blend, 5 ml
    • Love diffusing this one. Takes out all cooking smells QUICKLY.
  • Stress Away™ essential oil blend, 5 ml
    •  I LOVE using this to calm down before bed.
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitments, 6 pk.
Clear Vegetable Capsules 250 count

Clear vegetable capsules offer an all-natural way to get a daily dose of essential oils. I tried drinking the weight loss cocktail straight. After taste SO not for me. These are the way to go. No after taste required.

Essential Oil Bottle Labels 1 Set

It’s the little things in life. I now have lots of oil bottles. These are labels that fit on the top of the bottles. Yes please.

Cedarwood Essential Oil 15 ml

People have been raving about this one in the oil chat groups. Amazing for sleep they say and many people claim it has been their game changer for kid bedtime. After I heard that I added this to my order. Game on.

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil’s woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma can be added to your favorite skin care products and applied topically. This essential oil creates a relaxing, calming, and comforting atmosphere when diffused.

Deep Relief Roll-On 10 ml

PanAway and Peppermint oils have really been helping my neck tension. I plan on using this roll-on for on-the-go relief.

Deep Relief essential oil roll-on is a Young Living-exclusive blend of pure essential oils formulated to use for massage after activity. Peppermint, Wintergreen, Copaiba, Helichrysum, Dorado Azul, and other essential oils each play an integral role in this blend.

Peace & Calming II- 5ml 5 ml

Everyone RAVES about this blend so I have to try it. It sounds amazing and also promotes sleep. (notice a theme with my order here – lol)

The gentle aroma of Peace & Calming II includes Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, German Chamomile, Vetiver, Cistus, Bergamot, Cassia, Davana, and Young Living’s exclusive Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oils. This proprietary blend creates a relaxing and pleasant aroma when inhaled or diffused.

Free Stuff

And don’t forget about my freebies! I love FREE stuff! I got Tangerine, Lemon AND AromaLife® FREE this month with my order. Love it.

Have some fun of your own by purchasing some essential oils. Read or order about them here.

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