Back to School Focus for the Easily Distracted


Back to School Focus for the Easily Distracted

Do you have a few in your home? Sweet little ones who can get off track in the split of a second? Who struggle to stay on task, follow a list of instructions, or keep focused on even one activity at a time? Or maybe that person is you!

There are times when my mind wonders and I have trouble focusing, so I can completely relate when I see these same struggles come out in my six year old.

I noticed this struggle several years ago and was so grateful to find some natural support using essential oils. Totally effective, no chemicals, easy to use, and amazing results.

We’ve seen better cooperation, less fidgeting, and more focus on tasks. It is pretty amazing how a few oils blended together can help make such a shift.

Want to learn a bit more on what we do? Take a quick look at this video where I share how you can do the same to incorporate it in your daily routine.

Is it time for you to begin looking at other ways to support your family this school year? Now is the best time to hop on board. You can grab a FREE bottle of Cedarwood (one of the recipe ingredients in this focus blend) for FREE in August! Lavender comes in your kit, so if you are wanting to make this blend, just add Vetiver and you are ready to ROCK this school year.

Mental Focus Help for Back to School

If you are looking for some other mental focus support, these are a few oils in my toolbox too. Peppermint comes in your Premium Starter Kit, so you will have that one to try. 

I will also send you some amazing goodies – over $55 worth of freebies, including a $20 Amazon gift card – as my gift to you for joining my community.  

I am passionate about healthy products in our home and Young Living has certainly filled that spot and helped create a journey of wellness that has hands-down been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Don’t wait any longer. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason with your purchase, you can return it to me for a complete refund. That is how certain I am it will impact your family in great ways!

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Letting Go and Moving Forward


Letting Go and Moving Forward

Packing up and moving is not for the weak. It’s a lot of work.  

To push emotions even further, add in selling 80% of your treasured possessions you’ve accumulated over the past 48 years too. It has been a bit crazy the past few months, as we sold our home, sold 80% of our furniture and belongings, and begin a new adventure of life at the beach.

Selling a home is emotional, exhausting, and will often bring you to the edge of insanity. I cannot be more grateful for God’s provision in this season, making it a bit easier than it may have been. I know He’s walking this path with me now as we get ready to say goodbye to many friends and family and are open to His leading.

Today, I’ll share a few of my secrets to managing this season of transition.

Making Room for What You Love: Your Essential Guide to Organizing and Simplifying

This book has been amazing in helping me determine what I want to keep, what needs to go, and how to proceed.

On page 13 of Melissa’s book, there is a poem that I felt so drawn too. I know you will too. It is all the things wrapped up together in one spot that have kept me from ridding my home of those things that do not provide joy to me, but rather a sense of obligation.

"The Things" Poem

These sentences here have saved me a lot of guilt and gave me the ability to release a lot of things!

Surrender Essential Oil

This inviting oil blend helps a person to surrender a controlling attitude, release tension and stress, and create a surrendered state of mind. I have been diffusing this blend and also applying topically to my wrists.

Joy Essential Oil

I have used this oil for over three years – daily! It is my saving grace for helping me support and manage my emotions and keep everyone sane in my home (really, no kidding!). It is incredible for helping to break emotional blockages, which I found plagued me for over 30 years. Place this little gem over your heart daily and it will inspire you.

Valor Essential Oil

This blend helps bring about a spirit of courage, confidence, and uplifts the self-esteem. The smell is amazing too. Every time I am out doing errands I am asked about this oil when I am wearing it. It will ignite your senses for sure and uplift your spirit.

Transformation Essential Oil

This oil is pretty amazing. It has helped me release past memories, especially associated with all the boxes of memorabilia I have been sorting through. This is an emotional experience – and for those who’ve done this before, I know you can relate. The emotions released from this activity can either hurt or help you move forward, and this oil blend can help replace negative emotions with joy, hope, and courage.

Release Essential Oil

I have been using this blend at bedtime in order to help my body process and release the emotions of moving, starting a new phase of my life, and allowing my subconscious to be open to new beginnings. It is one of the most powerful of the emotionally supporting essential oil blends.

Clarity Essential Oil

This blend I received free this month with my order and I love it. It helps promote a clear mind and amplifies mental alertness and vitality. It increases energy when you may be overly tired and brings greater focus to the spirit and the mind. Even if you are not going through a season of change, this oil is incredible for keeping a busy mom grounded and thinking straight in that brain fog!

Stress Away Essential Oil

The name says it all. This blend helps bring about feelings of peace and tranquility to both adults and children  – ahem, yes, children! It is pretty darn amazing! It has helped bring me out of some crazy downhill spirals with my emotions by improving my mental response to situations. I can certainly tell you – when you are in the process of moving, emotions are high in everyone! This is applied and diffused daily!

Into the Future Essential Oil

This blend is particularly effective at helping leave the past behind in order to progress forward with vision and excitement. With all the tasks that need to get done with selling a home, it can easily bring you down and discouraged. This oil has helped keep my spirits up and push ahead through the fear of the unknown and what the future holds. It helps me grab hold of God’s plan and trust Him even more.

We all handle phases of life differently. Maybe you’ve had a recent move and it’s been an especially easy transition – I love that – but if you are looking for some additional support as you transition into a new phase, maybe one of my little essential oils can help. I love that I can simply open a bottle of oil and take a whiff and begin a transformation within 20 seconds. I don’t have to wait, there is no mess, and I can be empowered immediately with an action step.

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All Natural Oral Care Routine for Kids


All Natural Oral Care Routine for Kids

Two weeks ago my six year old visited our dentist for a checkup. Now, I find it strange that he loves going to the dentist, but when I stop to think about it, I shouldn’t be surprised. The dentist has always been a great experience for him and let me share with you why.

He’s had no cavities, doesn’t have excessive tarter scraping, and passes on the fluoride treatment – so it’s a rather quick visit!

We began a natural oral care routine about two years ago and it has been life changing. I shared in my private essential oils education group the day we had our dentist visit about our routine and how effective it was and wanted to share here with you.

Being educated in different alternatives for your family is empowering. That is my heart and passion – to empower moms to care for their families. So let me share our routine with you.

Raw Milk

We began drinking raw milk about two years ago and I do believe it has made a huge difference in the health of my son’s gums, teeth, and overall wellness. I am no scientist but from all I’ve read and heard, the nutrients you get by drinking milk that has not been pasteurized is over the top good! We have a great local dairy that provides great raw milk. I would check into this alternative for your family if you are needing to reduce allergies, have healthier skin, and have brain support. This could be a simple solution.

All Natural, Fluoride-Free Products

We all have been jinxed by thinking we must have fluoride in all our oral care products to keep our mouth healthy and cavity free. It’s completely bogus and I encourage you to do some research. Just Google fluoride and see what comes up for hazards and why you may want to avoid it. We have taken precautions to reduce our exposure to fluoride and using a fluoride-free toothpaste is one area we’ve focused on.

My son loves his Thieves Dentarome Ultra toothpaste – it is his favorite. When he was younger, he did use the KidScents Slique Toothpaste, but he soon wanted to be just like his mommy and daddy, so he began using ours! There is also a Thieves Aromabright version, which he likes, but he prefers the Dentarome Ultra. The great thing is – I have all three types for him to choose from when it’s time to brush.

Why Do I Like These Toothpastes?  

KidScents Slique Toothpaste has both Slique blend essential oil and Thieves blend essential oil in it. This toothpaste tastes GREAT without having any chemicals and unnecessary ingredients. Just stuff to help clean your teeth.  

Dentarome Ultra Toothpaste – I love the taste, texture, and consistency…and my son does too. My husband prefers this version as well. I always get compliments on my bright smile, and I know it is no coincidence that I use this toothpaste which can help keep my teeth sparkly.

Aromabright Toothpaste is also a much loved favorite by many. It has a great consistency and is full of Thieves essential oil.

All these toothpastes have no fluoride, no synthetic dyes, and no artificial colors. Only what you need.


Have you looked at your mouthwash label lately? Um…pretty darn toxic. Many have alcohol and I would prefer to not use alcohol, and I certainly do not want my little guy using a mouthwash with alcohol.  

The Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash is packed with great stuff and no alcohol, synthetic dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives. My husband I use this concentrated mouthwash and love it. It is great to have a fresh and clean mouth with only a tiny bit of mouthwash used. For my six year old we dilute the mouthwash by 50% with distilled water. I mix up his very own bottle and he keeps it near his sink.

A Great Toothbrush

Sonicare for KidsYou can have all the right supplies, but if you don’t have a great toothbrush, it can fail. For my son, we got him a Sonicare for Kids. It is incredible! It is effective at really helping your child brush well. My favorite part is the beeping it gives my son when it’s time to change quadrants in his mouth. He can get his whole mouth clean and has a timer all in one. It has been the best investment – and I love its ease of use, recharging capabilities, and that he likes using it. No more fighting at brushing time.

Want to Improve Your Child’s Oral Care Routine? Or Maybe You Need to Boost YOUR Efforts?

You’ve likely heard me share about my love and passion for Young Living Essential Oils, and maybe you’ve been interested but not quite enough in the oils. Well, this is your time, because you can jump in and grab some great products for your oral care, as well as your home, by incorporating the Thieves Kit into your home. I also love the Essential Rewards program where I get our items delivered right to my door each month and don’t have to run to the drugstore. I have avoided Target runs now for over two years – which we all know how that works – you run into pick up toothpaste, only to leave with $100 in your cart!

This Thieves Kit is amazing and filled with things you can easily replace in your home with a chemical free option.

Thieves Kit

This Starter Kit is ideal for those wishing to replace harmful chemicals in the home with powerful, natural alternatives.

Kit includes:

  • 15-ml Thieves
  • Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste
  • Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
  • 2 Thieves Cleaner  (great for all cleaning, including hot tub maintenance!)
  • 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
  • 2 Thieves Spray
  • 2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
  • 5-ml Stress Away™
  • 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

Isn’t that an amazing way to re-stock your home with chemical free alternatives? I love the Thieves Hand Purifier for back to school backpacks, the foaming hand soap is incredible for caring for your skin, plus you get a bottle of Stress Away oil – you will want to keep that just for you!

And I have an even better surprise for you!

If you are ready to sign up, jump over now and grab your kit to get you on your way!

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Vibrant Living Just Got Easier


Vibrant Living Just Got Easier

I just returned from an amazing road trip with my family through Yellowstone, the Tetons, and Salt Lake City. Watch for a blog post on that next week where I share some fabulous tips to make a road trip much easier!  

Our stop in Salt Lake City was to attend the Young Living International Convention – and it was a blast. They released some new products and I had to share with you all in case you missed it! If you’re not a member yet, scroll down to see a special just for you!

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New Young Living Products for Your Whole Family

I have a few favorites I would love to share with you. These products are game changers in how busy moms can care for their families with all-natural, chemical-free options. I am over the moon thrilled!

AgilEase for Inflammation

I have struggled with joint inflammation over the years, however I have been able to reduce it with diet and other natural means. But never the less, the announcement of this product had me perked up! It will be so helpful for me to support my joints in a way that will keep me on the go and ready for action!

AgilEase is especially beneficial for athletes, as well as middle-aged (I think that’s me!) and elderly people who may experience acute joint discomfort after exercise. AgilEase is a supplement that’s perfect for healthy and active individuals who are looking to promote joint mobility and flexibility through the reduction of inflammation.

Oil Infused Over the Counter Registered Products by Young Living

These two beauties are OTC registered products! An amazing duo!

Cool Azul Pain Cream

Young Living’s Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. The plant-based formula combines the power of Wintergreen essential oil with the exclusive Cool Azul essential oil blend. With two powerful, synergistic active ingredients, this cream provides pain-relieving benefits in two ways: methyl salicylate found in Wintergreen helps alleviate pain deep in the muscles and joints, and natural menthol found in Peppermint provides a cooling effect. If you need relief without synthetic ingredients, Young Living’s Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream is the answer!  

Great for after a long run, hiking, lifting weights, or maybe when you’ve over done it in the yard!

Thieves Essential Oil Infused Cough Drops

The power of Thieves® and menthol in a cough drop! The triple-action formula of Thieves Cough Drops offers comfort by relieving coughs, soothing sore throats, and cooling nasal passages. Minty, spicy, and sweet without processed sugar, dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives, these cough drops are made with naturally derived ingredients, including Young Living’s pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and menthol from Peppermint.

These tasty cough drops are easy to take anywhere you may need relief. Keep some in your purse, laptop bag, or next to your bed at night so they’re always on hand to soothe. I use these anytime my throat is feeling rough or dry and needs soothing. My entire family loves them – even my six year old.

So, any of these products perk you up too?

Maybe it’s time for you to jump in with two feet and join me in this amazing journey of wellness. I know I chat a few times a month about essential oils, or supplements, or my healthy living choices – it’s because I care. If someone had not shared information with me, I would still be in the same hopeless phase of my life and feeling tired, worn out, and stressed.

This means you can get started today with a kit of your choice (essential oils, our amazing NingXia Red antioxidant beverage kit, or our amazing Thieves kit to bring chemical free options into your home!) 

You will also receive incredible support, education, lots of resources, access to our private educational group, informative ongoing classes, both local and online, and free wellness coaching with me.

Ready, Set, GO! Pick a KIT!

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Chemical Free Hot Tub Maintenance


Chemical Free Hot Tub Maintenance

I have been on a mission in our home to use chemical free options for nearly everything – and I do mean everything. From cleaning toilets, showers, hardwood floors, sinks, laundry, dishes, yard spray, and finally we have conquered the HOT TUB! YES!

So, I asked my husband (who is the hot tub maintenance expert in our home) to share how he’s been keeping our hot tub clean and user-friendly with no chlorine or chemicals.

Here He Is Sharing…

I’ll do anything to get my lovely bride to join me in the hot tub for a soak. One of her requirements was for me to drastically reduce the chemicals that we use on a weekly basis, hence my experiment with replacing our Hot Tub Chlorine with Thieves Household Cleaner.

Thieves Household Cleaner

Our hot tub is 300 gallons and over 10 years old – well out of warranty, but has been very reliable over the years. We refill the water and clean the filter every 6 months and we don’t have an ozonator. 

We use the hot tub 1-2 times per week and it’s filled, heated, and maintained year-round. On a weekly basis, I used to add ½ oz. of granulated spa chlorine and check the water chemistry using test strips. The pH and alkalinity usually remained in the correct range and the only chemical I added was the weekly chlorine.

Here’s the disclaimer: I’m not a hot tub salesman or a chemist. I do have extensive experience with my personal hot tub and can accurately measure and predict what is needed to maintain a stable water chemistry. Our water in the Seattle area is fairly soft, but minor hardness adjustment is required during the semi-annual refill.

The New Chemical Free Steps

So here’s how I got my bride in the hot tub more often. During the weekly cleaning, I replaced the ½ oz of granulated spa chlorine with 7-8 ml (1 capful) of Thieves Household Cleaner. If we had a lot of people in the tub for an extended soak, I would usually add another ½ capful of Thieves Household Cleaner immediately after everyone got out. 

After adding the Thieves Household Cleaner, I’d let the jets run for 10 minutes like I would normally do with the chlorine. There was some minor foaming for a minute but this quickly went away. Over the last 3 months, I’ve checked the water chemistry every few days and the only measurable that was different was the obvious lack of chlorine.


The results have been great. No chlorine smell, no skin residue, great water clarity, and my bride joins me in the hot tub more often. On a side-note, I’ll occasionally add a 2-3 drops of Young Living Bergamot essential oil or Young Living Grapefruit essential oil and run the jets for 30 seconds before getting in for a nice chill. You might want to consider Young Living Ylang Ylang essential oil as well. (Ooolala!)

From a cost standpoint, a 2 lb cylinder of granulated chlorine usually cost us about $20.00 and would last about a year. The Thieves Household Cleaner is $22 wholesale and will also last you about a year. If you are on Essential Rewards, it will cost you even less – basically $17.60 a bottle because you’re earning 20% back in Essential Rewards points.

Thieves Household Cleaner Details

Thieves Household Cleaner: A Natural Option for Household Cleaners

Not only do I love that my husband has found Thieves Household Cleaner to be helpful to care for our hot tub, I love that I already use it for so many other cleaning jobs in our house, which means we are not buying another product to take up space!

You will find such great results by replacing your chemical cleaners with this plant-based effective cleaner and your family will love you – and your pets!

Like I said at the beginning of the post, I use the cleaner for all my household cleaning – plus outdoor uses. It truly is amazing stuff.

Thieves Household Cleaner: Ditch the Toxins

If the time if now to start ditching the chemicals in your home, I’d love to help you get started.

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