Creating a Chemical Free Home Made Easy

24
Apr
2017

Creating a Chemical Free Home Made Easy

Who wouldn’t want to create a Chemical Free Home to help live the best life we can?

Potentially dangerous chemicals can be found in every room in your home – and many are being used which are causing great problems for our family.  

Synthetic fragrances, found in household cleaning products, perfumes, nail polish, and plastic food containers contain Phthalates.  These have been found to interfere with testosterone and estradiol, a hormone that affects breast development. Studies have found that women who develop breast cancer have higher levels of certain types of phthalates than women who are cancer free. (SOURCE)

And it gets worse when you consider the toxic chemicals in our personal care products!

From antiperspirants to perfumes, from toothpastes to skin care products, Americans have been unknowingly poisoning themselves and their families with hundreds of chemical compounds that the body is unequipped to deal with.  Chemical free should be our goal for our family.

Just one example are Parabens. Parabens possess estrogen-mimicking properties that are associated with increased risk of breast cancer.  They are found in all types of personal care products – and they are harming you every time you put them on – sometimes multiple times a day.

Our indoor air quality is very toxic when you include burning candles, using plug in wall scents and all the product we use thinking we are “cleaning our home” but in fact, we are poisoning ourselves.

Most experts agree that anyone serious about experiencing improved health today and in the long-run must begin to replace products made with toxic chemicals, and use personal care and household products that are safe for the body.   I began making chemical free changes about four years ago, even ditching my all-item favorite perfume and my life has been dramatically altered for the better.

If you could use products that are simpler, less-expensive, and more effective than the toxic products you are currently using wouldn’t you at last want to give them a try?

Now is the time to make a change and I want to help you get the best deal – because I am all about being frugal as well as putting our health at the top of the list.

Step One

Grab a Young Living Premium Starter Kit – my favorite it the Premium Starter Kit with the Home Diffuser #5462.

Premium Starter Kit

This kit comes with 11 bottles of pure essential oils that have endless uses, from emotional support, cleansing the skin, immune support, freshening the air, and promoting wellness. 

It also comes with a fabulous diffuser that will rock your world  – my house is never overcome with nasty chemical odors anymore, but instead – we breathe in essential oils that actually help our emotional state and aren’t poisoning us.

You also get some sample bottles, cards and two samples of my favorite anti-oxidant drink, NingXia Red.

Here’s what you get:

  • Home Diffuser
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Purification® 5-ml
    • R.C.™ 5-ml
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

And in May, every new member with a Premium Starter Kit purchase, receives a FREE 15 ML of Tangerine.

FREE Tangerine oil

Step Two

Grab the Brand New Thieves Home Cleaning Kit (#20421) – it’s the perfect introduction to natural cleaning and provides you with a foundation of cleaning tools and supplies to utilize Young Living’s 100% pure essential oils. It includes the tools you’ll need to clean and protect your home without using harsh, chemicals.  

Thieves Home Cleaning Kit

It contains:

  • Citrus Fresh™ Essential Oil Blend 5 ml
  • Lemon Essential Oil 5 ml
  • Pine Essential Oil 5 ml
  • Purification® Essential Oil Blend 5 ml
  • Thieves® Essential Oil Blend 5 ml
  • Thieves® Household Cleaner 14.4 oz.
  • Carrying Case
  • Stainless Steel Bucket
  • Amber Glass Spray Bottle 16 oz.
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Cleaning Recipe Booklet

Step Three

Add Thieves Foaming Hand Soap 3 pk – so you can replace the chemical filled version you are using now with an all-natural, plant based formula!  It’s one of my favorite products.

Step Four

Start your journey on replacing items in your home with plant-based options by joining Young Living’s monthly box subscription program, called Essential Rewards.  You will earn a percentage back on your order each month and you can use toward free products – plus you will also get FREE products in your order from Young Living, depending on your order level.

Essential Rewards Program FREE products

Step Five

With this bundle I’ve put together, you will be grabbing over $390 worth of amazing items for your and your family for only $275.25 – saving $115 – plus you’ll be earning 10% back on your very first purchase, when you join Essential Rewards!  That’s 27 points towards free product.

Here are the FREE bonuses for May – if you want you can even add a few more things to your order and snag the 300 PV level – getting over $200 worth of product for free.

May 2017 Young Living Promos

And here’s the best part – I am offering $25 CASH BACK when you purchase your starter kit and join my community – where I offer support, guidance and a bucket full of great reference material to empower you as you start this new journey!!

Young Living new member special

Now is the time to create a chemical free home – you will NOT regret it, I guarantee it.  I offer a 30 day money back guarantee on the starter kit – so there’s no risk.  I want you to be happy and get the same wonderful benefits I have received over the past four years.

Ready to hop on the oily train?  You can check out more info here, where I have some great information and options on other starter kits.

Or if you are ready to get this box of goodness on it’s way to you PRONTO – go here and get started!  

I am excited for you to get started- it will change your life!

50 Years of Life, Motherhood & Marriage

19
Apr
2017

50 life lessons

I turned 50 earlier this month – a huge milestone.  

When we reach these milestones it gives opportunity to review our lives and really see what God has done and what he continues to strive to do in our lives.  Reflection brings many emotions as well as growth, and I thought I would share some of what I’ve learned over the past 50 years about motherhood, marriage and just life in general.

GRACE, GRACE, GRACE and more GRACE

I am learning I am the one I need to give more and more grace to.  I am certainly not perfect, but my expectations of myself certainly reach far beyond human capacity at times.  My husband is very good at reminding me of this.  I am not supermom, super wife, nor super friend and certainly make a ton of mistakes, but God’s grace covers it all.

Laughter is Healing

If you were in my daily life you’d discover I can be pretty darn serious.  I am learning to lighten up and find more fun in my life.  As a strong personality with huge goals, I can find it hard to relax and just have fun – but implementing a Sabbath is helping me keep balance in this area and have fun.

It’s Not About Me

This took me years to understand.  Many things in life really have nothing to do with me, but we can often take things personally.  Stepping back out of situations that arise and truly examining them has helped me in my marriage, motherhood and outside relationships.

Self-Care is Not a Bonus

In mothering especially, we give and give…. and if you are not filling yourself up, it will show in ugly ways.  For me, my temper is short and I tend to not be very positive.  Taking a run, getting a massage or coffee with a friend need to be scheduled by me!  No one is responsible for my self-care except me.

God is my Priority Daily

Things just do not go as smoothly if I don’t give my first few minutes of my day to the Lord.  Finding quiet to pray and get my head on straight for the day impacts myself and my family.  I’ve went through seasons where I’ve missed my morning quite time and they have been very lonely.

Apologies are Powerful

I am stubborn and it has taken me a long time to realize that an apology is so powerful in taking ownership of our actions.  I am still a work in progress in this area, but have come a long way.

A Smile Carrys Weight

When all else fails – smile.  I have been told I have a great smile and it makes me smile even more. I know I can shift an awkward moment by smiling, touch a heart of a friend who is struggling with a smile and give kindness to a stranger too.

Authenticity Trumps All

We’ve all lived in seasons where we try to not let others in, to see the ugly, messy side of our lives.  But it always – always backfires. I have found freedom in allowing others to see my messy side, the side that is not all that great and to know I am far from perfect.  I know God can use my ick for Him.

Never say NEVER!

When you think you are in control of your life, you’d better think again. We said we’d never do a few things – one is we’d never have more kids, however – here we are with a seven year old.  God did an amazing work in us to soften our hearts toward adoption.  We know now that our lives are for HIS glory, not ours and we are open to what He has in store for us – regardless if we think we are prepared, equipped or ready.

Take Care of Your Body

At 50, I am in the best health of my life – hands down!  After suffering from life-long depression and medicated for over 20 years and Lupus, an autoimmune disease, I have successfully found healing and restoration of my body. It took work, education and perseverance, but it was so worth it.  I now help others find that same power and it is pretty amazing.  I plan to live another 50 years and I imagine God will do amazing things with my life – all for HIS Glory!

Celebrating Easter as a Family

10
Apr
2017

easter celebrations as a family round up

This week is one of remembrance and celebration.  

Family time is where our focus is and I wanted to share some wonderful ways to keep the focus on Easter, Jesus and also add in a little fun.  

We do untraditional baskets, so I hope you will enjoy the post on how you can be creative without all the candy.  My seven year old is going to have fun making some lego easter eggs too.

I can tell you, I will be printing out a few Easter coloring pages and enjoying some quiet time – how about you?

#1: Having a Christ-Centered Easter: Ideas for Families

Having a Christ-Centered Easter: Ideas for Families

#2: Fun Easter Minute-to-Win-It Game Ideas

Fun Easter Minute-to-Win-It Game Ideas

#3: 41 Easter Crafts About Jesus

41 Easter Crafts About Jesus

#4: LEGO Easter Eggs and Basic Brick Building Idea for Kids

LEGO Easter Eggs and Basic Brick Building Idea for Kids

#5: Christ-Centered Easter Books and Resources

Christ-Centered Easter Books and Resources

#6: 250+ Unconventional Easter Basket Ideas: Themed Baskets For Kids of All Ages

250+ Unconventional Easter Basket Ideas: Themed Baskets For Kids of All Ages

#7: Easter Traditions for the Christian Family

Easter Traditions for the Christian Family

#8: You’ve Been Egged!

You've Been Egged!

#9: Free Easter Coloring Pages

Free Easter Coloring Pages

#10: 100+ Christ-Centered Easter Ideas

100+ Christ-Centered Easter Ideas

Sad News: Compassion Update

28
Mar
2017

Sad News: Compassion Update

For the past two years, we’ve been sponsoring six girls from India through Compassion with the affiliate commission I earn from Amazon when you make a purchase using my link.

It is with a heavy heart that I have to share our sponsorship with them has ended. Over the past few months I was made aware of a situation in India with the current government which did not look good for outside organizations who help the poor inside the country.  

Unfortunately, I got final word of the devastating news that Compassion must close its sponsorship program in India. It breaks my heart, but I have to believe God has bigger purposes. I choose to believe that. He will work it all out for good.

I sat down to write final goodbye letters to our girls and wasn’t quite sure what to say. Goodbyes are hard, but we wrote a short note and my son made a drawing on their letters.

Compassion Girls in India

I received final photos of the girls, which we will keep and I will continue to pray for them. If I could ask you to please pray that parents, especially those of these girls, will continue to put a priority on education and that they will be encouraged to attend school and not fall behind in their studies.  

This is a huge part of what our sponsorship did with these girls in India. They got a great education, which can make a huge difference in their future.

I wanted to update you all with this news and let you know I am currently working with Compassion to find six girls at another location that our blog can sponsor. I will share an update as soon as I get it.

In the meantime, please know that the funds collected through shopping through my Amazon affiliate link will still be set aside and given to Compassion. I believe in this organization and am proud to collaborate with them in helping to care for those who need it in all parts of the world.

Thank you so much for your faithfulness to use the Amazon link when you shop and to help make a difference in the lives of these girls.

My Top 12 Favorite FREE Printables

20
Mar
2017

My Top 12 Favorite FREE Printables

I have rounded up some of the cutest and most practical free printables for you to use in your home and to make life a bit easier. We all need a bit of “easier”, don’t you think?

I didn’t include my FREE Weekly Household Planner here in this list (because you likely already know about it), but it is my top favorite for sure. Here are some great printables that include many areas of home management. I hope you find a few new ones to brighten your day! Which will you print out first?

#1: 31 FREE Printables for Pretend Play

31 FREE Printables for Pretend Play

#2: Six Beautiful Scripture Printables

Six Beautiful Scripture Printables

#3: Fitness Planning Printables

Fitness Planning Printables

#4: FREE Financial Printables

FREE Financial Printables

#5: FREE Printable Recipe Binder

FREE Printable Recipe Binder

#6: FREE Vision Board Printables

FREE Vision Board Printables

#7: FREE Printable Weekly Planners

FREE Printable Weekly Planners

#8: FREE Journaling Printables

FREE Journaling Printables

#9: 4 FREE Seasonal Cleaning Checklists

4 FREE Seasonal Cleaning Checklists

#10: Prayer Journal FREE Printables

Prayer Journal FREE Printables

#11: FREE Printable Chore Chart

FREE Printable Chore Chart

#12: FREE Printable Menu Planner & Shopping List

FREE Printable Menu Planner & Shopping List

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