Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

My toddler has a fascination with using my lip balm. She loves using them and pretending she has “wipstick wike mommy.” She doesn’t just stop at her lips, however, she’ll smear it all over her mouth, her chin, her skin around her mouth, and keep going and going and going. Then, she twists the lip […]

Natural, Non-Toxic Bug Spray with Young Living Essential Oils

Spring is here, and that means the bugs return. I’m doing my best to take all the precautions I can to create an all-natural bug spray to prevent their invasion into my home, especially since my Champion of Bug Killing Extraordinaire is currently deployed and half way around the world. We live in North Carolina […]

Seasonal Wellness Support with Young Living Oils

Moving was SUCH a task. I knew the movers were coming to pack us up and I wanted to be fully prepared in advance. This forced us to open up every box, container, drawer, closet and more in the house to evaluate, organize, and purge our stuff. For my son and me, this was pretty […]

Ridiculously Easy Salsa Enchilada Chicken

Even though summer is here, I don’t always want to grill. I’m not a huge fan of having the oven on all the time, but with the weather not getting to “crazy-hot” status yet, I’ve continued to use the oven for dinners as of late simply because it’s easier (and because it doesn’t let as […]

Updated Liquid Calm Recipe with Young Living Oils

While on a brand trip a couple weeks ago, my friend Christine was gushing about an oil combination she uses regularly to help keep her calm and relieve her occasional anxiousness. I use essential oils for that myself, having my own concoction of oils and other products to aid in keeping me calm, but I […]

Respiratory Support with Young Living Oils

Winter months can be particularly cruel for those with occasional respiratory issues. My son is one of those people who finds themselves needing extra support to stay well. I have found using Young Living Oils everyday has helped my family’s overall wellness. Using respiratory supporting essential oils, such as R.C. and Raven, as well as […]

Laundry Detergent with Essential Oils

Let me introduce you to my laundry tackling arsenal, especially after the Pukepocalyse™ of 2014 this past weekend:Two all-important bottles of essential oils, and my mongo, extra huge size of Allen’s Naturally detergent. Boom, baby! I have a hearty love of both Purification and Thieves oils, but the combo of the two in my laundry? […]

Why I Use Young Living Essential Oils

Not everyone will understand my story or my experiences. Not everyone experienced a pregnancy with her husband deployed, a daughter with attention issues. Not everyone will be able to relate to the debilitating thingsĀ burdening my body. Not everyone will understand my “whys” for seeking out a more natural way to live, for both my family […]

Unicorns and Rainbows

I have many weapons in my stress-killing arsenal that have been put to the test these past couple weeks with my husband away. Yesterday, however, I took them all at once. It was that kind of day, friends. And do you know what happened? Unicorns and rainbows happened. Like, eleventy-billion of ’em. It was frickin’ […]

A Week in My Life, Day 2 – Monday

(Ever wonder what I do all day, and how I manage all six of my kids? Heh, me too, sometimes šŸ™‚ A Week in My Life is an experimental series I’m working on this week based loosely on the popular “A Day in the Life” photo diaries in which I plan to chronicle what I’m […]