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.


Must Have Fall & Winter Items

Must Have Young Living products for the fall and winter!

Germ season is here. Here are some products that will help you and your family get through the winter season intact.

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R.C. Essential Oil: Contains Eucalyptus Globulus, Myrtle, Marjoram, Pine, Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Lavender, Cypress, Black Spruce, and Peppermint essential oils. Diffuse or rub R.C. on your feet or chest to encourage an atmosphere of respiratory comfort.

Peppermint Essential Oil: Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort. Diffuse or apply topically for a refreshing and comforting aroma.

Thieves Essential Oil:  Contains Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils. When taken internally, Thieves supports healthy immune function and may help maintain a healthy respiratory system. To take Thieves internally: put 1-2 drops in a capsule with carrier oil, add 1-2 drops to warm water and honey (add an optional drop of Lemon essential oil), add 1-2 drops to 1-2 ounces of NingXia Red, or add 1-2 drops to a spoonful of honey.

NingXia Red:  Combines the extraordinary wolfberry superfruit with pure Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils, along with blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices. These powerful ingredients are involved in many antioxidant processes and may help prevent against oxidative stress. Enjoy 1-2 ounces of NingXia Red daily (try it with a drop of Thieves essential oil blend) to energize, fortify, and revitalize the body and support overall health and wellness, from head to toe.

Thieves Hard Lozenges: These soothing Lozenges are powered by Thieves for extra strength and effectiveness. Plus, these lozenges are free from artificial flavors, dyes, and preservatives.

Thieves Spray:  Keep this stuff in your purse and use it to spray down door handles, toilet seats, shopping cart handles, restaurant tables, or anything else with a “gross factor.” This is a perfect on-the-go cleanser!

Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier:  Use as an on-the-go hand cleanser. Apply a nickel-sized amount to the palm of the hand and rub until completely absorbed. Another on-the-go must have item!

Thieves Foaming Hand Soap:  Cleanse, defend, and condition the skin with the therapeutic-grade essential oil blend Thieves, pure lemon and orange essential oils, Aloe, Ginkgo biloba, and vitamin E. Dispensed as a rich foam, Thieves Foaming Hand Soap contains gentle ingredients so it can be used often without drying or stripping the skin.

Cinnamint, Grapefruit, and/or Lavender lip balms: Protect, repair, and moisturize lips with these yummy and nourishing lip balms. I personally LOVE the Lavender Lip Balm.

If you are looking to order any of the above, click here to get started!  October is a great month to do so as you can get a FREE Diffuser with your qualifying order!!

There’s An Oil For That

This summer I became so desperate over Bryce’s constant colds and sickness that I did something out of character for me. I ordered an essential oils kit from young living. I had been following a coupon blogger and she had been posting here and there about how essential oils was helping her son keep healthy. After Bryce got Strep Throat, a sinus infection AND an ear infection all in one month I broke down. I figured what the heck this can’t hurt and ordered one. To be honest, I was desperate for something, anything to work. I did some reading about the kinds of oils that are on the market because I knew nothing of this stuff and I did some price checks real quick. I went with Young Living because of the price, the therapeutic grade (which means they have no additional chemicals or additives and they’re safe to ingest) and the reputation of the organization. They have been around for over 20 years.

At first I was only using them in the diffuser, but then I noticed that the peppermint combined with lavender and lemon oils was completely helping with all of our allergy issues. So then I started applying oils topically and noticed that Panaway helped relieve my sore, stiff neck when I rubbed some on. And Lavender oil has helped my kid go to sleep all this week in 10 minutes vs. the 45 minutes it usually takes (so EXCITED about this one) All I have done is put a drop or two of oil on his feet. And In the morning I like to diffuse lemon and peppermint oils to help us wake up while we get ready. Best of all we are staying illness free so far. SOLD!

Curious about how essential oils can boost your health and immune system naturally? Below is a chart that breaks down some of the uses for Young Livings most POPULAR oils. Most of these come in the starter kit. I know I was very skeptical in the beginning and worried I was going to be locked into an autoship or something when I purchased my kit. It is SO NOT LIKE THAT. You can purchase the kit and never make another purchase the rest of your life. Or you can purchase oils here or there. Or purchase all the time. Whatever floats your boat. What I will tell you is that you will fall in love with the oils like I have. ALL these oils can be used for everyday needs. And the diffuser makes it so easy to incorporate the oils into your life. That is why becoming a member and purchasing a kit is worth it. You get the Everyday Oils Collection AND the diffuser plus a bunch of other cool stuff for pretty much what the price of the oils alone is retail.

The kit is on sale till August 31st for $150. If you would like to order or read more info on how the membership works, click here.

And once you get your kit I will be more than happy to send you some info on how you can use the oils and answer any questions you may have.


In the meantime, you will find me today at home playing around with oil combos in my diffuser while trying to keep my very active 1 year old entertained. Happy Sunday everyone.