Essential Oils for Back to School

Can you believe it’s almost August already? The school year is just around the corner! To help you prepare for the school year, I have a bunch of helpful back to school essential oil tips below! You’ll find info for a healthy immune system, the first day jitters, homework study aids, morning and bedtime routine, germy and stinky kids, breakfast and snack recipes, diffuser recipes, rollerball recipes, teacher gifts, and the KidScents product line. :)

Essential Oils for Back to School Header

Help your child wake up for school by diffusing Joy, Motivation, and/or Lemon essential oil!

Rise N Shine

Support your kiddo’s immune system with Thieves Vitality essential oil and NingXia Red!

Essential Oils for the Immune System

Add a few drops of Cedarwood, Valor II, or Stress Away essential oil to a diffuser necklace or bracelet to help your child stay calm on the first day of school!

Essential Oils for the First Day of School

Try diffusing Peppermint, Brain Power, or Clarity essential oil during homework time to support focus, concentration, learning, and memory!

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Apply Tranquil Roll-On, Peace & Calming II, or Lavender essential oil to your child’s feet or back of neck at bedtime. You can also support a restful nights sleep by making a bedtime pillow spray with Lavender essential oil!

Essential Oils for Bed

You can also make a Sweet Dreams Cream – your kid will sleep like a rock!

Essential Oil Cream for Sleep

If your child or teen comes home stinky from recess, gym class, or sports practice, spray their clothes with this mixture of water and Purification essential oil – trust me…it helps!

Essential Oils for BO

Hand washing is the best way to stop the spread of germs. Make your own powerful hand soap with Thieves essential oil!

Essential Oil Hand Soap Recipe

Everyone loves to make their own essential oil roll-ons – kids and teens will love these rollerball recipes!

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Jump start the school day with this essential oil breakfast smoothie! So yummy!!!

Essential Oil Smoothie Recipe

Provide your family a healthy after school snack with this essential oil fruit dip recipe!

Essential Oils Fruit Dip Recipe

Young Living offers gentle, all-natural children’s products. You’ll find everything from toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, shower gel, and vitamins!

Young Living Products for Kids

Young Living offers pre-diluted essential oils that are ready to use for kids ages 2-12 years. Add an AromaGlide Roller Fitment to make application even easier!

Essential Oils for Kids

Help your kiddo get ready for school with this Detangler Spray recipe – it makes morning hair brushing so much easier!

Detangler Spray Recipe

Check out these awesome back to school diffuser recipes! You could also use these ratios to make a roll-on. Your kid should be healthy, happy, calm, and well rested this school year!

Diffuser Recipes for Back to School

Every teacher should have an arsenal of Thieves products at their disposal! This includes Thieves Spray, Thieves Hand Purifier (which is part of Young Living’s August promotion), Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves essential oil, and Thieves Hand Soap. These products would make a great teacher gift basket!

Essential Oils Teacher Gifts

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How To Make An Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace

Inhalation of essential oils is extremely beneficial for our health. Wearing a diffuser necklace with your favorite Young Living essential oil is a great way to combine style and function into one. A diffuser necklace also makes a great gift. Wondering how to make an essential oil diffuser necklace? Read on for an awesome DIY tutorial – I had a lot of fun getting back to my crafty side! :)

How To Make An Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace

What you need to make your own DIY essential oil diffuser necklace:

  • Necklace chain in the length, style, and color of your choosing from a hobby/craft store. I chose a 30 inch chain in an antique brass color. It already had a clasp attached and cost $3.99.
  • Locket/diffuser pendant to match your style from a hobby/craft store. I chose an antique brass filigree heart locket. It included a jump ring for attachment to a necklace chain. I lucked out with a 50% off sale and got my locket for just $1.49!
  • Jazz it up with charms, (also from a hobby/craft store). I chose a wing and charm pendant set in antique brass and silver. The set included a jump ring to attach it to a necklace chain. I also got this for 50% off – it cost me only $1.73!
  • A small piece of felt, leather, or suede (cut small enough to fit inside the locket/diffuser pendant).
  • Tiny pliers or a jewelry tool to tighten the jump rings of your jewelry pieces to your necklace chain.
  • 1-2 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil. I’ve been using Clarity essential oil blend in my necklace. Clarity helps increase energy and enhance the ability to focus – a perfect essential oil blend to inhale at work or while I’m blogging! Smells great too!

Supplies To Make Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace

How to put a diffuser necklace together:

  1. It will take very little time and effort to put your diffuser necklace together. Simply loosen the jump ring on the locket/diffuser pendant and thread it through so that it attaches to the necklace chain. Tighten the jump ring with a tiny pliers or jewelry tool. Do the same with the charm/s that you bought.
  2. Place the small piece of felt, leather, or suede inside the locket/diffuser pendant.

How do you use a diffuser necklace?

Simply apply 1-2 drops of your favorite essential oil to the small piece of felt, leather, or suede and place in the locket/diffuser pendant of your necklace. The scent of some essential oils will last for quite a long time, while others will fade more quickly and will need to be re-applied.

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.

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Young Living March 2015 Promotion

Warmer weather is on its way and Young Living has a new set of monthly freebies for us (that start tomorrow, 3/1/15)! The March freebies are ones that soothe the body as we’re able to become more active this spring (spring begins on 3/20/15). The Young Living March 2015 promotion is available to any Young Living Retail Customer or a Wholesale Member. You get more free product, however, if you are a Wholesale Member enrolled in the Essential Rewards program!

Young Living March 2015 Promotion For Website

190 PV order ($51.65 value):

Any Retail Customer or Wholesale Member who orders at least 190 PV will receive a 5-ml bottle of Marjoram essential oil. If you are enrolled in the Essential Rewards program and spend 190 PV, you will also receive a free 5-ml bottle of Idaho Balsam Fir essential oil.

250 PV order ($71.65 value):

Any Retail Customer or Wholesale Member who orders at least 250 PV will receive a free 5-ml bottle of Marjoram essential oil and a $20 enrollment coupon. If you are enrolled in the Essential Rewards program and spend 250 PV, you will also receive a free 5-ml bottle of Idaho Balsam Fir essential oil.

300 PV order ($117.37 value):

Any Retail Customer or Wholesale Member who orders at least 300 PV will receive a free 5-ml bottle of Marjoram essential oil, a $20 enrollment coupon, and Ortho Ease massage oil. If you are enrolled in the Essential Rewards program and spend 300 PV, you will also receive a free 5-ml bottle of Idaho Balsam Fir essential oil.

*This is the Young Living March 2015 Monthly Promo for the United States.

*In the event that the supplies of any of these items becomes unavailable, Young Living may replace promotional products with products of similar value. 

Young Living’s Marjoram essential oil:

Young Living’s Marjoram essential oil has a woody, spicy aroma. Marjoram is a familiar spice in cooking and it believed to have properties that support normal digestion.

Young Living’s Idaho Balsam Fir essential oil:

Young Living’s Idaho Balsam Fir essential oil can be used to soothe muscles. It may also promote feelings of grounding and empowerment. I love its woodsy aroma!

$20 enrollment coupon:

The $20 enrollment voucher is an ideal tool for sharing Young Living with your friends and family who are wanting to become fellow oilers! Look for a discount code in the notes section at the bottom of your qualifying 250 or 300 PV order invoice. You can give this code to a friend or family member to use when they join Young Living as a Wholesale Member with the Premium Starter Kit. The Premium Starter Kit is normally $150, but with this coupon, they will save $20 and only pay $130 (plus tax and shipping)! To redeem the voucher, the new member must sign up online, select the Premium Starter Kit, and enter the voucher code upon checkout.

Ortho Ease massage oil:

I did a double take when I saw this oil as part of the March promotion. I LOVE the Ortho Sport massage oil and as a result, the Ortho Ease massage oil has been on my wish list for a long time! Ortho Ease contains Wintergreen, Juniper, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Globulus, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Thyme, Eucalyptus Radiata, Vetiver, and Clary Sage essential oil. This massage oil can be applied to areas of the body that are tired from everyday activities.

Not yet a Wholesale Member of Young Living?

Sign up under me with the Premium Starter Kit, add an additional 90 PV worth of Young Living product to your order (the Premium Starter Kit is worth 100 PV; the PV is listed next to each item when ordering) and get the free 5-ml bottle of Marjoram essential oil! PLUS, you will get a free just over $20.00 worth of oiling gifts from me, exclusive access to our Oil Moxie resources, and wholesale pricing (a 24% discount on every order)! No commitments, no catches! Just click the graphic below.

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You Know You Love Essential Oils When…

You Know You Love Oils When

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am completely obsessed with my Young Living essential oils. OBSESSED. And I know that I am not alone with my oil obsession! So, I asked other essential oil lovers to help me fill in the blank for this fun blog post. Here’s what we came up with. If you have things to add, feel free to comment below! :)

You know you love essential oils when _____.

  1. You look at the above graphic and realize that it looks like your bathroom cabinet.
  2. You need a bigger purse so you can carry at least 15 oils with you wherever you go.
  3. Your 3-year-old tells his preschool teacher that she shouldn’t be teaching kids to put chemicals on their hands because there are more natural ways to cleanse the hands – those that include oils!
  4. Your boss announces, “I know she’s here, I smell the oils.”
  5. The barista at Starbucks asks if you work at a florist.
  6. You can’t bring yourself to throw those cute empty bottles away. You use some for your personal oiling creations, but mostly end up with a hoard of empties.
  7. You say “hold on” and dig through your purse to find an oil.
  8. Your son says, “Mom, how many oils do you think you REALLY need?”
  9. People kid you that instead of saying, “there’s an app for that,” you say, “there’s an oil for that!”
  10. You anxiously await for your next Essential Rewards order as soon one arrives.
  11. Your son tells you that with all the different oils you put on him that he is going to turn into a puddle of oil.
  12. You panic when you think you’ve lost one.
  13. You have a never-ending wish list of essential oils.
  14. You wear oils as perfume.
  15. You are insistent that your husband use essential oils and have even applied a drop on him while he is sleeping.
  16. Your doctor tells you, “Just keep doing what you are doing.” :)
  17. You watch a commercial and can name at least 10 oils that you would use.
  18. You have a designated diffuser and stash of oils for the office.
  19. You ask God each day, “Who can I bless with my oils and support today?”
  20. You want to tell the whole world how these little bottles can change your life.
  21. You got a new phone and the first app you downloaded was the ‘Reference Guide for Essential Oils.’
  22. You hear a complete stranger talking and you say “There’s an oil for that!”
  23. You fight to get every last drop out of the bottle and are upset when it’s finally empty.
  24. You panic at the thought of being without them.
  25. Your new favorite book is the ‘Essential Oils Desk Reference.’
  26. You know which oils you would grab if there was a zombie apocalypse.
  27. You can’t wait for your order to arrive and get upset when mother nature delays its arrival.
  28. You can find a bottle of oil in your purse quicker than you can find your phone.
  29. You try to pick up your phone or open a door, but realize that it needs to be wiped off first because it is oily.
  30. Your 6-year-old and 11-year-old ask for specific oils by name.
  31. You know you will never buy another air freshener or candle again.
  32. Essential oils become a non negotiable part of your budget.
  33. The graphic says it all! LOL!

    Sometimes After I Apply My Oils

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  34. You’ve decided to “sell” oils…for a (*gasp) multilevel marketing company…something you NEVER thought you would do!
  35. Your kids ask “Is there an oil for that?”
  36. You’ve made silly oiling mistakes like applying undiluted Lemongrass (instead of Lavender) underneath your nose – WOOO…WEEE!!!
  37. You spend more time figuring out which oils to pack for your trip than which clothes to bring!
  38. You have little oils stashes all around the house, in your purse, in your coat pocket, on the nightstand, etc.
  39. You have so many oils that you lose one from time to time.
  40. People hug you they say, “You smell like oils.”
  41. You’ve used oils for so many different issues that you hardly have to look in your reference guide anymore.
  42. You could talk about oils all day and can’t help but bring them up even when they have nothing to do with the current conversation.
  43. You’ve accidentally gotten essential oil in your eye…more than once!
  44. You answer your Facebook friend’s questions with an oiling suggesstion.
  45. You no longer feel sorry for people who refuse to use essential oils. They are BIG TIME missing out!
  46. You are known as the crazy, obsessed oil lady at work.
  47. You want to give oils as Christmas, birthday, and baby shower gifts.
  48. You buy them without thinking whether your husband cares or not. After all, you NEED them!
  49. You’ll use an oil for support even though it might be a little stinky to you at first.
  50. Minor, everyday issues are longer nuisances, but rather challenges to prove “THERE’S AN OIL FOR THAT!”
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Young Living January 2015 Monthly Promotion

It’s the beginning of the month and that means the start of a new Young Living monthly promotion. And just in time! The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has ended and it’s time to slow down, relax, re-center, and get back on track with the Young Living January 2015 monthly promotions. You can earn freebies whether you are a Young Living Retail Customer or a Wholesale Member. Your freebies are way better if you are a Wholesale Member enrolled in the Essential Rewards program though (so you might want to consider joining as a Wholesale Member and signing up for the Essential Rewards program).

January 2014 Young Living Promotion

190 PV standard order: Any Retail Customer or Wholesale Member who orders at least 190 PV will receive a 5-ml bottle of Spearmint essential oil.

190 PV Essential Rewards order: A Wholesale Member who orders 190 PV for their Essential Rewards order will receive a free 5-ml bottle of Spearmint essential oil and a free 5-ml bottle of Copiaba essential oil.

250 PV Essential Rewards order:  A Wholesale Member who orders 250 PV for their Essential Rewards order will receive a free 5-ml bottle of Spearmint essential oil; a free 5-ml bottle of Copiaba essential oil; plus a $20 enrollment coupon.

300 PV Essential Rewards order: A Wholesale Member who orders 300 PV for their Essential Rewards order will receive a free 5-ml bottle of Spearmint essential oil; a free 5-ml bottle of Copiaba essential oil; a $20 enrollment coupon; plus Sleep Essence.

*This is the Young Living January 2015 Monthly Promo for the United States.

*In the event that the supplies of any of these items becomes unavailable, Young Living may replace promotional products with products of similar value.

Young Living’s Spearmint essential oil:

Young Living’s Spearmint essential oil is both sweet and minty. Spearmint is softer than Peppermint. ItSpearmint helps soothe and support the digestive system. It may also help calm occasional nausea. 

Young Living’s Copiaba essential:

Unlike other essential oils, Young Living’s Copaiba essential oil is tapped directly from the tree rather than distilled. It is often used to support the body’s natural response to injury or irritation. Copiaba is one of those catch-all type of oils as it supports overall wellness. Copaiba nicely compliments other essential oils, which is why it is often seen in many oiling recipes. 

$20 enrollment voucher: 

The $20 enrollment voucher is an ideal tool for sharing Young Living with your friends and family who are wanting to become fellow oilers! Look for a discount code in the notes section at the bottom of your qualifying 250 or 300 PV order invoice. You can give this code to a friend or family member to use when they join Young Living as a Wholesale Member with the Premium Starter Kit. The Premium Starter Kit is normally $150, but with this coupon, they will save $20 and only pay $130 (plus tax and shipping)! To redeem the voucher, the new member must sign up online, select the Premium Starter Kit, and enter the voucher code upon checkout. LOVE THIS!

Young Living’s Sleep Essence supplement:

Young Living’s Sleep Essence supplement is a simple way to support a restful night’s sleep. Sleep Essence combines Lavender, Vetiver, Valerian, Mandarin, and Ruta Graveolens essential oils with melatonin. To use, take 1-2 capsules 30-60 minutes before going to bed.

Not yet a Wholesale Member of Young Living?

Sign up under me with the Premium Starter Kit, add an additional 90 PV worth of Young Living product to your order (the Premium Starter Kit is worth 100 PV; the PV is listed next to each item when ordering) and get the free 5-ml bottle of Spearmint essential oil! PLUS, you will just over $20.00 worth of oiling gifts, a free membership to Oil Moxie, and a 24% wholesale discount on all future purchases from Young Living! No commitments, no catches! Just click the graphic below.

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.

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DIY Hand Soap with Young Living Essential Oils

DIY FOAMING HAND SOAP WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

Remember the Tips for Chemical Free Living blog post that I wrote last month? Well, I am proud to say that Scott and I have continued our bottle swapping journey. Most recently, I swapped our store bought hand soap for a DIY hand soap (made with my Young Living essential oils, of course). All of the ingredients in my homemade foaming hand soap get an “A” rating from the Environmental Working Group. An “A” rating means that the ingredient (or product) possess few/no known or suspected hazards to health or the environment. You gotta love that!

You Will Need:

  • 1 foaming hand soap dispenser (reuse an empty dispenser or you can buy one from Abundant Health)
  • 2 Tablespoons of castile soap (from Abundant Health)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin (from Abundant Health)
  • 10 drops of  your favorite Young Living essential oils (I like Purification essential oil because it comes in the Premium Starter Kit)

DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe:

  • Add 2 Tablespoons of castile soap, 2 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin, and 10 drops of your favorite Young Living  essential oil to your foaming hand soap dispenser. Fill the remainder of the bottle up with water, put the cap on, and ta-da!

Total Cost of Your DIY Foaming Hand Soap:

  • 1 foaming hand soap dispenser: $1.49. You can cut this cost if you have an empty bottle that you can reuse. If you do need to purchase a foaming soap dispenser, keep in mind that this is a one time purchase as you can refill it each time.
  • 2 Tablespoons of castile soap: $0.53
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin: $0.36
  • 10 drops of Young Living Purification essential oil: $0.75 (wholesale member cost).

—> First batch of foaming hand soap (if you need to purchase the dispenser) = $3.13

—> Refill batches of foaming hand soap (since you can reuse the dispenser) = $1.64

—> Did you know that you can make your own foaming hand soap for even less? Here’s how:

  • As a Young Living wholesale member, you can enroll in the Essential Rewards Program. The Essential Rewards program allows you to earn up to 20%  back, which you can cash in for free oils!

 Questions? Just ask! Want to get your own oils? Click here!

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.

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