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Click HERE for a simple walk through on how to buy the safest essential oils and start a toxin-free lifestyle with Young Living.

Why Young Living Only?

  • Zero pesticides
  • Single distillation
  • Soil hasn’t been touched by pesticides in 50+ years
  • You can go to any farm in the world to see for yourself
  • Zero synthetics
  • Zero fragrance
  • ONLY essential oil
  • BECAUSE YOU ARE READY TO TAKE BACK YOUR HEALTH!

5% Rule

There’s a rule that says companies only have to make sure 5% of the oil in their bottles is actual essential oil to be considered “pure and therapeutic.”

Organic oils can even have synthetics and fragrance added to them under this rule, and do.

Young Living oils are the ONLY oils who never adulterate* their oils and have 100% never changed essential oil.

*I consider spraying plants with any pesticide as adulterating the oil.

Why Care About Pesticides?

Anything you put on your skin is in your bloodstream in 26 seconds.

Choosing an essential oil company outside of Young Living ensures you’ll have those pesticides coursing through your veins as well.

Why spend your money on a temporary fix that makes a long-term problem?

Learn fast truths and how to get the safest oils on the planet.  Add value to your home and budget. Feel better. Live well.

What About Organic Pesticides?

When I say ZERO pesticides, I mean ZERO.

Not even organic pesticides.

Young Living is hand-weeded (or sheep-weeded in some cases like the France Lavender farm!) and this is their above-and-beyond calling they call Seed-to-Seal.

Are They Expensive?

The amazing part about Young Living is the concentration of the oils and over 600+ lifestyle products.

For example, the household cleaner makes 29 spray bottles.

One 15mL bottle of oil has around 300 drops in it.

When you buy a Young Living lifestyle item, you’re adding immense value to your home and saving a ton!

Learn fast truths and how to get the safest oils on the planet.  Add value to your home and budget. Feel better. Live well.

How Do I Know Which Oils I Need?

Most people start with the Premium Starter Kit. It comes with 12 oils, a diffuser, and some samples of other lifestyle products at around half the cost as a bundle/kit.

These 12 oils are called our “Everyday Oils,” and the kit itself comes with a 24% discount on all products for life.

From there, the iTovi scanner {click HERE} and Essential Oils Reference Guide {click HERE) are two must-haves for taking on your new life of proactive living.

How Often Do I Have to Order?

That’s up to you.

Our family can’t possibly pass up the thousands of dollars we save every year with the loyalty program called Essential Rewards (read about it HERE).

You can order once in your whole life and never again, you can order with Essential Rewards, or anywhere in-between.

Do I Have to Sell this Stuff?

Nope.

I personally tell everyone I know (including you!) because it feels like a deep down serious moral obligation to let people know there’s a safe way to live with all the disease in this world. You can be a part of one of the greatest changes in someone’s life, and that’s big.

You decide how and when you share, AND if you do, Young Living will send you a thank you check. No strings. No immediate business you’re roped into. Simply a, “Hey, you helped save a family. Thanks!” bonus check!

You can learn how to utilize the Young Living referral program HERE.

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What if I Need to Talk This Out?

Email me at andrea@graceblossoms.com, and I’ll answer any questions you have.

This is about YOU.

It’s your decision. Your lifestyle change.

We will go at YOUR pace, within YOUR budget, and with ZERO weird pressure.

I’m Totally Ready. What’s the BEST Way to Start with Young Living?

Premium Starter Kit and Essential Rewards. (Get started HERE).

I will get an email confirming you’ve gotten started.

You’ll have immediate access to our education group online. This is our tribe. We lift each other up. Learn together. Ask questions. And most importantly have FUN!

You will never be alone in this new lifestyle!

Hope to meet you soon!

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The Miracle that Brought Me Home

The miracle that brought me home is one I don’t share a ton, but is one of the most amazing things that’s ever happened to me.

I never thought it would happen, but then it did: the amazing God-breathed miracle that brought me home to my babies.

Hello, Motherhood

The moment they laid my baby in my arms, I was toast.

How could I leave this little miracle?

How could I have ever said that teaching would be what I wanted to do after he was born?

I had no idea how I would feel, and I was officially stuck.

My husband sadly said there was no way we could swing my being a stay-at-home-mom.

Financially we’d solidly built our life to be a two-income home.

I Prayed

I knew I could trust the LORD to bring me home.

I’m not even going to pretend for a second that I didn’t have doubts, but I prayed.

A lot.

The years kept passing by.

The Deal

I asked my husband if he thought I could come home again.

I asked every year since my oldest was born.

Fast forward five years later.

I asked again.

He said there was no way, and that he really needed me to stop asking.

This just wasn’t going to happen for us.

And, he admitted, every time I asked, it hurt him to say no.

So, I promised that I wouldn’t ask him ever again.

Halfway through Year 6

I sat at the end of my driveway about to pull away from my home for yet another time.

To look back at their dark bedroom windows knowing all I’d miss again.

I couldn’t bring myself to push the gas pedal.

I went to pray like I always did, but this time I was mad.

God! You know this hurts me! God, you can fix this. You can stop this pain. Please, God. Stop this pain. I can’t do it anymore. I can’t do it without you, and I cannot keep living like this. It’s breaking me, LORD. You made me like this. I wanted to teach. You made me this mother; God! Please bring me home! I’m out. I’m sick of trying to fix our budget and make extra on the side and do everything I can to provide for myself. I clearly can’t do it, so it’s Yours. I give it to You. I’m out!”

All the way to school I cried my eyes out, which was nothing new.

I dried up my tears, and taught until I finally came home for Christmas break.

I couldn’t even get too excited for Christmas because I knew after two weeks I’d be ripped away from my home again.

Where my heart belonged.

Where I belonged.

My Own Christmas Miracle

For some reason, as we sat in the basement wrapping Christmas gifts, I felt an inward nudge. A push to ask if I could come home.

No. I’d promised.

I felt that it again.

“Baaaabe?”

So I told him I didn’t really want to ask, but for some reason felt like I had to.

I apologized profusely, but said I just have this weird feeling I need to ask one more time.

“Can I come home after this school year?”

“Yes.”

“What?”

“Yes.”

“You know this isn’t funny to me. Are you serious?”

“Yes.”

“Why are you saying this?”

“I don’t know. I just know we can do it. You can come home. Yes.”

Home With My Babies

I don’t know why the Lord kept me teaching six years, and I don’t need to know.

What I do know is that every day with these boys is a dream.

Every single day we learn and laugh and play.

I even fold every tiny little inside out piece of clothing with a big fat smile on my face.

Sometimes I just break down with tears of joy over how my Father works.

Would I be as grateful if I’d gotten all I wanted six years before?

I wish I could say yes, but maybe not.

So, I’ll stop writing now.

My seven-year-old is snuggled up next to me reading a book, and I’d like to praise God for His perfect ways and see what this little bug is doing.

I never thought it would happen, but then it did: the amazing God-breathed miracle that brought me home to my babies.

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Best Essential Oils for Sleep No ratings yet.

Best Essential Oils for Sleep

We have the best essential oils for sleep. This is one of my favorite natural remedies.

Why are they so effective?

They address root causes instead of being bandaids. It’s quite magical.

The best essential oils for sleep for babies and adults and some of the best practices for using oils for your wellness.

Anxiety + Depression

Oils like Lavender, Frankincense, Lemon, and Valor all in the Premium Starter Kit help us with anxiety, a common root cause of sleep issues.

Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Valor, Citrus Fresh help us with depression, as it’s another reason we find ourselves struggling to sleep.

If you’re thinking you’ll just run to the store and pick up some oils, here’s why that’s a super dangerous decision.

The best essential oils for sleep for babies and adults and some of the best practices for using oils for your wellness.

Stress

I don’t know about you, but if I’m stressed, my mind is racing.

That leads to my eyes wide open for hours.

So, I like to add oils to my Essential Rewards orders that can help with stress for many reasons, including sleep.

Some of my go-to essential oils for stress are Stress Away (Premium Kit), Tranquil, Release, and RutaVaLa.

Here’s a list of healthy ways to promote sleep through relieving stress:

The best essential oils for sleep for babies and adults and some of the best practices for using oils for your wellness.

For Children

Our kids have been so blessed with the best essential oils for sleep.

It’s become such a part of our routine, they know exactly where to grab what they need and how to apply it.

Here are some of our favorite sleep tips for children:

  1. A toxin-free home, good nutrition, and a routine bedtime are all key to good sleep. 
  2. SleepyIze from the KidScents Line is great to do a light nighttime massage. 
  3. A couple drops of Peace & Calming on a favorite stuffed animal they snuggle with at night, so they can breathe in the goodness as they unwind during storytime. 
  4. A drop or two of Lavender and Stress Away in a warm bath before bed is a great way to start calming down before bedtime.
  5. Massaging your oil of choice like Tranquil on the soles of their feet will help them fall asleep as well. 
  6. Dream Catcher Blend: Helps to open the mind, enhancing dreams. Helps children sleep more soundly.
The best essential oils for sleep for babies and adults and some of the best practices for using oils for your wellness.

How to Get This Goodness in Your Life!

To avoid the “Bandaid Effect” where we throw an oil on just to get us down one time, I highly suggest reading this.

When you’re ready to see your options, you can walk through everything, step-by-step here.

If you have any questions, I’d love to hear from you!

Email me at andrea@graceblossoms.com and we’ll connect.

I have such fun meeting you all and helping you through this new lifestyle!

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5 Ways Young Living is a Less Expensive Lifestyle No ratings yet.

5 Ways Young Living is a Less Expensive Lifestyle

There are 5 amazing ways that Young Living is a far less expensive lifestyle than the one you’ve been passed down from generations before.

These are five ways Young Living is a less expensive lifestyle than the toxic life the stores and other "safe" products offer.

1. Concentrated

First and foremost, it’s important that you understand the huge difference between YL and any other oil/lifestyle company. Read more about that here.

Now that you know why it can only be Young Living, here’s how it also benefits your wallet.

Most every single product is highly concentrated.

Just take a look at some comparisons:

These are five ways Young Living is a less expensive lifestyle than the toxic life the stores and other "safe" products offer.

2. No More Over-the-Counters

The toxicity of the fake, wannabe OTCs not only cost a ton more than Young Living.

They don’t even hold a candle to YL’s strength and effectiveness!

Comparison shop here:

These are five ways Young Living is a less expensive lifestyle than the toxic life the stores and other "safe" products offer.

3. Ditching Co-Pays + Prescriptions

Once we snagged our Essential Oils Reference Guide Desk Reference and applied its knowledge to our toxin-free life, things changed rapidly.

Where we had co-pays that were followed by prescriptions (costing even more while harming our bodies), we no longer need that route.

Are we thankful we can pop in and get a checkup? Sure!

Will we run into the hospital for a sling or cast if our kid breaks his arm? Obvioiusly.

But we’re no longer bound by the “must find out what my kid has” mentality.

We take care of things with our oily arsenal.

They’re gone faster.

They show up less.

We just feel…better.

How has this been the less expensive lifestyle all along?

Why didn’t someone tell us?

4. 25% Back + Free Shipping + Promos

This loyalty program of ours; she’s a keeper.

Can you imagine a rewards card at any store where you get $25 back on a $100 order?

Then at that $100 order getting free shipping?

And then knowing if you liked the group of free items that you could bump up your order to hit promo levels with things you need anyway?

Check out some basics on how our family saves so much on this less expensive lifestyle each year since we stopped going to the grocery and opted for the monthly Essential Rewards program with Young Living.

These are five ways Young Living is a less expensive lifestyle than the toxic life the stores and other "safe" products offer.

5. Referral Link

If you have a wholesale account with Young Living, you automatically get a referral link.

The same way I can refer someone to my apartment building and get cash or a discount on next month’s rent, I can give my link to someone wanting this lifestyle.

The only break in the link between the apartment analogy and YL is that with Young Living, I then get a kickback every time that person orders whereas I only benefit once from my apartment referral.

Read here how to get the most out of our referral program whether you’d like to earn casually or consistently.

By the Numbers

We added up how much we spent the first year we only bought Young Living.

Then we added how much we spent the year before with doc co-pays, running to the pharmacy, over-the-counters, and buying everything else we get from YL at the store.

How much did we save?

Over TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.

It’s $2,000 less to live a life that won’t harm my organs, immune system, or hormones?

OKAY!

*I did not count in any of the money I made from sharing the referral link. Simply comparing orders from YL with life before it.*

How to Get Started

Click here to see how it all works.

Want to look into a day in the life of an oily family? Here’s one of many examples.

Want to see more into what it looks like to share this lifestyle? You can read about my YL journey here.

Need to talk to me directly and ask questions?

Email me at andrea@graceblossoms.com any time. I’d love to hear from you and get to work alongside you for healthier living!

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Grow Your Lashes Fast!

Want to grow your lashes fast?

It is an achievement, my friend.

Having safe materials with which to do this, is an even bigger achievement.

Have you seen what’s in mascara?

It’s a nightmare. Forget it.

Not near these peepers!

Lash Grow Boosting Serum

First, any essential oil won’t do. They’re super dangerous even when they’re legally allowed to say 100% pure!

Read here about who our family picked after 9 months of research and why it can only be them. No one else even comes close.

In an empty mascara tube like this one, put in the following:

  • 5 drops each Cedarwood, Lavender, and Rosemary
  • Fill the rest with organic castor oil like this one

Shake and apply to clean lashes in the morning and night.

You can also use this on your eyebrows before bed!

An amazing serum to grow your lashes fast, the best and safest mascara, and a curler you'll wonder how you ever did without!

Safest Mascara

Have you researched what’s in even the “safe” mascaras?

No thank you!

I only trust Young Living for my makeup, too!

Their Savvy Makeup line has both a volume and lengthening formula to choose from.

You can get yours here.

Best Eyelash Curler

I’d never tried a heated curler before, but now that I have, I won’t ever go back!

You’ve got to check out this heated eyelash curler.

It’s super fast to heat up but doesn’t get scary hot.

I get the best results when I put on my YL mascara, curl, put on a second application, then curl again.

An amazing serum to grow your lashes fast, the best and safest mascara, and a curler you'll wonder how you ever did without!

Getting your Safer Lashes

We want to avoid the bandaid mentality. Read more about that here.

Then you can take a look into what it means to live toxin-free including this amazing lash serum and mascara combo.

Questions or need to talk about it in depth a little more?

Email me at andrea@graceblossoms.com and we’ll connect. I love hearing from you!

An amazing serum to grow your lashes fast, the best and safest mascara, and a curler you'll wonder how you ever did without!

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Escaping the “Bandaid Effect” for Healthy Living No ratings yet.

Escaping the “Bandaid Effect”

The bandaid effect is the opposite of healthy living.

Your kid falls down, but there’s no scrape or bump or bruise in sight.

They insist they need a bandaid.

It’ll make them feel better. They just know it, Mama.

So you hand them their favorite character bandaid, kiss their boo boo, and magically they’re off running full speed.

We do this as adults, too.

Don’t believe me?

Take a look.

This post explains what the bandaid effect is, how it affects healthy living, and what you can do instead for your overall wellness.

Everyday “Bandaids”

Ever find it frustrating that those cough drops and syrups don’t actually make your cough go away?

That your muscle cream doesn’t fix the strain?

When your sensitive toothpaste doesn’t stop the pain when you drink a cold glass of water?

That’s because the world around us is all marketing us toward the bandaid effect.

A fascade.

A temporary fix.

This post explains what the bandaid effect is, how it affects healthy living, and what you can do instead for your overall wellness.

Root Causes

Raise your hand if you’ve asked a doctor what caused your illness just to hear they don’t know or there’s no known root cause.

We’ve been taught for generations to treat symptoms.

We now hold onto this idea to the point of not knowing what else to do.

Most every time someone reaches out to me about an essential oil, they’re really asking for the bandaid effect.

“Can you recommend an oil for sleep? For acne? For reflux?”

Why are you facing these issues?

Stress? Trauma? Gut issues?

I’m definitely not a doctor, so where do we go from there?

Responsible for Self

We’ve (unfairly) pushed the responsibility of our health onto our doctors then we’re frustrated when all they can give us are prescriptions for symptoms.

It’s time to step up our responsibility and do the hard work.

What does it take to advocate for your health?

You’ve got to get a few of your ducks in a row.

This post explains what the bandaid effect is, how it affects healthy living, and what you can do instead for your overall wellness.

1. Your Lifestyle Products

You can read more about it here, but long story short, everything on the shelves made to look safe and healthy is greenwashed, which is a fancy word for a lie.

Hormonal, immune, organ, and overall body-destroying. The cleaners, washes, makeup, lotions–you name it– are all a marketing scheme.

They sell you a lotion with chemicals that dry your skin. Guess what you need more of?

And those chemicals? It’s perfectly legal even though they’re harmful to your body.

So, we switch to Young Living. Read here to find out why, after 9 months of research, that our family can only land on YL an no one else.

2. Your Food

Pesticides are a bigger problem than we realize.

They’re taking the nutrition right out of the food we need to survive.

I agree that organic (or even better biodynamic) foods are more expensive, and that can make things difficult.

Esepcially on a tight budget.

But here’s the great news.

Young Living as a lifestyle is about $2,000 less expensive per year than traditional in-store shopping (read all about that here).

Looks like your organics budget just blew wide open, friend.

This post explains what the bandaid effect is, how it affects healthy living, and what you can do instead for your overall wellness.

3. Digging Up Roots

You know how your body feels.

And you know its history best.

If you can find a doctor who will dig in alongside you and supplement you instead of medicate you, you’ll be blown away by how much progress you’ll find.

It took far too long for me to find my doctor. Actually, my friend found him, and now I tell everyone about it!

Check out our doc’s mission statement:

Our mission is to restore optimum function to the body in order to help our patients experience life to its fullest. By removing stressors to the nervous system through chiropractic adjustments, nutrition supplementation, and neurofeedback, we aim to release the innate ability of the body to self-heal and thrive.

To put this into perspective, I fought cystic acne with meds and then finally with my own natural route (applying oils topically) for 17 years in total.

After changing up the type of doctor I saw, I’m almost completely clear-skinned only 8 months later.

And we did it all with zero meds.

This post explains what the bandaid effect is, how it affects healthy living, and what you can do instead for your overall wellness.

You Can Do This!

After hearing a woman in one of my oil classes say she’d have to ask her doctor if she could look into possible root problems, I knew I’d need to write this.

This is your body.

No one else’s.

You can live well because your body was fearfully and wonderfully made to be healthy!

Get Started with this New Healthy Lifestyle!

Your next step toward escaping the bandaid effect is right here.

It’ll walk you through each step and show you all of your options.

However, if you’re in need of some one-on-one conversation to help you through or to get some questions answered, email me any time!

andrea@graceblossoms.com.

I love to hear from my readers. to help your families live and feel like we do is a blessing.

I hope to talk with you soon!

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PetroChemical Cleanse to Cut Fat

I’d never heard of a petrochemical cleanse before this year.

I’m super excited to share the journey I’m on with you!

Even better?

You’ll get exclusive group support, easy and clear directions, and see real results for this cleanse when you get your supplies here.

You'll love how easy and amazing this petrochemical cleanse is! You'll find directions, a help group attached, and more!

What is a PetroChemical Cleanse?

It wipes out the toxins stored in your fat cells from years of exposure and helps smooth the cellulite on your thighs, hips, and waistline.

It can even drop some inches, which I’m always down for!

What Do You Need?

Read here about why, after 9 months of research, and over four-and-a-half years using Young Living, we can’t bring ourselves to use any other oils (or lifestyle products) but YL.

Supplies you’ll need:

  1. Citrus Fresh oil blend
  2. Ledum (or JuvaCleanse) essential oil
  3. Grapefruit essential oil
  4. One bag of 00 vegetable capsules (I use Young Living’s Vegetable Capsules)
  5. Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil (you can read all about this here!)
  6. A glass jar with a lid like these which I like to keep handy for times just like this!

Your full ingredients list with amounts and directions are in our exclusive group for supporting our members when you shop here.

You'll love how easy and amazing this petrochemical cleanse is! You'll find directions, a help group attached, and more!

Important Notes

Don’t skip the Grapefruit capsule.

You’re breaking down toxins and you need the Grapefruit oil to escort that nastiness right out of your body.

Without the Grapefruit oil, you’ll feel rough because those toxins won’t be leaving your body but instead having a little party on your insides.

If you’d like, this would be a great time to supplement with other antioxidants like NingXia Red, or applying Thyme and Clove essential oils to the bottoms of your feet after you apply your cleansing oils.

Drink lots of water.

Flushing requires a “flusher,” and what better to tea, up with the Grapefruit oil than good, ole fashioned H2O?

You'll love how easy and amazing this petrochemical cleanse is! You'll find directions, a help group attached, and more!

Ten Ways to Seriously Beef Up Your Results

  1. Working out and eating clean
  2. Dry brushing to stimulate your lymphatic system and helping the cleanse a ton (directions here)
  3. Measure out your water. On a normal day, drinking about half your weight in water is good, so bumping it up a bit will be great!
  4. Add a Fascia Blaster like this one to your targeted zones during the cleanse after you apply your Citrus Fresh/Ledum (or JuvaCleanse)/Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil combo.
  5. Add products from the Young Living Slique line to your 6 week cleanse.
  6. Make this the time you choose to get to bed around the same time each day. Use oils like Peace & Calming, Stress Away, and Valor (all from the Premium Starter Kit) to diffuse and apply topically before bed for better rest.
  7. Add in Young Living’s Essentialzymes or Essentialzymes-4 right before your biggest meal of the day. I’ve been amazed at what adding enzymes to my diet can do!
  8. Ditch and Switch your products to Young Living’s cleaning and personal care during and after your cleanse to help reduce and seriously knock out sources of petrochemicals.
  9. Stop drinking from, storing, and eating off plastic. Never put essential oils into plastic!
  10. Find times of quiet for deep diaphragm breathing to reduce stress and allow your body to soak in the goodness and release the gunk!
You'll love how easy and amazing this petrochemical cleanse is! You'll find directions, a help group attached, and more!

Plateaus

If you plateau, take that as a sign your body has pulled as many toxins out of that area as it can.

This is a one-time protocol.

That means consistency matters.

Long Term Benefits

Once or twice a week for a lifetime can help your body purge the toxins that continue to find their way in.

You’ll not see those obvious changes like you did during your cleanse, but that’s okay.

We know from the cleanse that big things are happening.

Your energy levels and how you’ll feel overall will be all you need to keep this as a part of your weekly routine.

You'll love how easy and amazing this petrochemical cleanse is! You'll find directions, a help group attached, and more!

Before + After?

It’s always fun to see how far you’ve come, isn’t it?

Measure around your target areas.

For example, measure around the belly button and at the hips for your stomach.

Measure the widest spots everywhere else.

Keep track of your progress, and get excited for doing something so great for your health!

Getting Your Supplies + Support

Click here for a step-by-step walk through of how to get going.

Questions ?

Let’s talk!

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Best Dry Brushing for Optimal Health No ratings yet.

Best Dry Brushing for Optimal Health

The best dry brushing for your health is right here!

It’s simple when you have the right tools and this printable that includes the instructions from this post!

Benefits of Dry Brushing

I learned this the hard way.

I’d gotten a dry brush but hadn’t used it regularly.

Until I found lumps in my breasts.

Praise God they were only cystic fibroids.

Though painful, I was able to dry brush, and they went down immediately. The pain was gone within a few days.

I’m forever grateful for the power of dry brushing!

This simple post has directions and best practices with a free printable on how to dry brush to boost your overall wellness.

Some other benefits include:

  1. Reducing cellulite
  2. Exfoliating
  3. Stress reduction
  4. Cleaner pores
  5. Improving circulation
  6. Stimulating the lymphatic system (what did a number on my fibroids!)
  7. Makes for a stronger immune system (especially when you use Young Living oils in conjunction!)

Directions

You’ll need some Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil, which you can read about here.

You will also need some Lemon essential oil. Read here about why it should only come from Young Living for the safest oils on the planet (zero pesticides, fragrance, synthetics, and more!).

Snag the printable and follow the arrows with gentle, even strokes.

Remember, consistency is key to results.

This simple post has directions and best practices with a free printable on how to dry brush to boost your overall wellness.

How to Get the Oils

Getting the oils is simple. This link will walk you through each step and explain your options for purchase.

If you have any questions at all, let’s chat! I’m just an email away andrea@graceblossoms.com.

I love hearing from my readers and helping you get set up. We can connect, and you’ll be really thankful when you start your oily journey all the support you’ll receive (that you choose how much or how little of!).

Happy brushing!

This simple post has directions and best practices with a free printable on how to dry brush to boost your overall wellness.

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Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil

Have you tried Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil?

I love it, so let’s jump in to learn all about it!

Sourcing

Did you know that women apply over 300 harmful chemicals before breakfast?

And here’s the scary thing: on the whole, people are actually trying to cut back on toxins.

So, we buy the earthy labels that say words like, “non-GMO” and “natural” and even “100% therapeutic” yet use other harmful pesticide-sprayed plant material, fragrance, etc.

Because of this struggle, we only use products like Cel-Lite Magic because it comes from Young Living.

You can read all about why we only use YL here.

Cel-Lit Magic Massage Oil is detoxifying, pure, and can help with problem areas of cellulite when you need it.

Benefits

Young Living’s Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil does the following:

  1. Detoxification
  2. Cleansing
  3. Improving skin texture
  4. Enhances circulation
  5. Provides nutrients
  6. Helps reduce the appearance of fat and cellulite

What’s in It?

Like all other 600+ products from Young Living, every ingredient is fragrance-free, synthetic-free, toxin-free, and pesticide-free.

Here’s the ingredients list:

  • Caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut oil)
  • grape seed oil
  • wheat germ oil
  • sweet almond oil
  • olive oil
  • Grapefruit essential oil
  • Cypress essential oil
  • Cedarwood essential oil
  • Juniper essential oil
  • Clary Sage essential oil
Cel-Lit Magic Massage Oil is detoxifying, pure, and can help with problem areas of cellulite when you need it.

How to Use It

It’s super simple!

Just massage on locations where you need some firming and toning. You can use in massage or you can even add it to bath water. Just make sure to shake it up before you use it!

Another great way to use it is after dry brushing. Grab your free printable for detox dry brushing with this oil here.

How to Get this Massage Oil

Now that you know why it has to be Young Living for the safest option, click here to see what your options are for getting this oil in your life.

Please message me with any questions you have at andrea@graceblossoms.com any time!

I love chatting with my readers and hearing how I can help you get your oils!

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Easy Home Detox

This easy home detox will rock your socks, friend!

Having a toxin-free home is so much easier and less expensive than I expected.

I can’t wait to teach you how to do it!

This super easy home detox will rock your socks, friend! We'll dig into each space in your home to rebuild a safe place for your family.

Detox Your Air

A typical home is 3-5 times more polluted than the most industrialized and populated cities.

Here’s why:

  • Air fresheners/candles/wax melts/plug ins/room sprays
  • Laundry detergent/softeners
  • Household Cleaners/disinfectants
  • Greenwashed products

We only use Young Living products for this reason, so I’ll be sharing ditch-n-switches with them throughout this post.

This super easy home detox will rock your socks, friend! We'll dig into each space in your home to rebuild a safe place for your family.

It’s Easy

The switches are simple!

The best thing about these products is that they’re concentrated.

300 drops of oil in a 15mL bottle. 16 bottles of laundry detergent in one. 29 cleaners in one!

You’ll save money and make your body stronger right away.

Every bottle you ditch for Young Living is a trade from harm to health.

What candle, detergent, or cleaner makes your lungs and immune system stronger?!

This super easy home detox will rock your socks, friend! We'll dig into each space in your home to rebuild a safe place for your family.

Clean Your Kitchen

The plates your food touches.

The counters and sinks and hands that need cleaned.

The oven and stove that need scrubbed.

Everything you’ve got now, even if it’s got an “eco friendly” label, is dangerous for your health.

Like your air clean up, your kitchen products dilute, too saving you lots!

The simple swaps:

This super easy home detox will rock your socks, friend! We'll dig into each space in your home to rebuild a safe place for your family.

Boldly Change Your Over-the-Counters

“An infectious disease specialist…Dr. Louis B. Rice, warned, ‘There are strains out there (bacteria), and they’re becoming more and more common, that are resistant to virtually every antibiotic we have.’ Antibiotics may crumble before these ‘germs on steroids,’ but essential oils do not. The multitude of chemical constituents that make up essential oils present bacteria with a puzzle that cannot be solved. The mosaic of hundreds of chemical constituents simply do not allow for bacterial resistance,” (LifeScience).

Ever wonder why that petroleum-based chest rub doesn’t actually fix your cough?

Or why your synthetic muscle rub doesn’t actually make your pain go away long-term?

I could go on forever, but the answer is: they’re not real.

They’re a fake.

A bandaid.

Young Living’s over-the-counters and natural remedies with their pesticide-free oils has created a home for us over the last 4 years that will never be the same.

This super easy home detox will rock your socks, friend! We'll dig into each space in your home to rebuild a safe place for your family.

Straighten Out Your Hormones

Ladies, hear this: common doesn’t always mean normal.

PMS is not normal.

Men, hear this: your hormones matter.

What are the most damaging items in your home?

Personal care products, makeup, cleaners, and fragrances.

We slather on over 300 chemicals when we’re getting ready for the day let alone all we use the rest of the day.

This super easy home detox will rock your socks, friend! We'll dig into each space in your home to rebuild a safe place for your family.

Here’s How to Make the Swap

Go here to make the switch.

It’s simple, you’ll have tons of support, and you will love how great you feel!

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Our Journey with Essential Oils

Hey, friends!

I love it when you ask me about oils because there’s so much goodness to share.

And you’ll never believe what happened to make me a full-on oily mama!

Our journey with essential oils wasn't always easy, but finally figuring out this one simple standard changed everything.

My Rock Bottom Moment

There I was.

Passed out on the bathroom floor.

I was crazy sick.

My body was so weak I collapsed in a heap.

When I woke, I wasn’t sure how long I’d been out.

Nothing the doctor gave me was working.

Everything from the drug store failed me.

Steve said, “What about that box of oils? Didn’t you say they’re supposed to help with stuff like this?”

Oh yeah…those oils…

That day I learned how powerful Young Living oils are.

The DiGize and Thieves blends from my Premium Starter Kit was powerful.

It kicked my stomach flu fast.

I was hooked.

And I’ve never looked back.

Our journey with essential oils wasn't always easy, but finally figuring out this one simple standard changed everything.

What Are Essential Oils

Essential oils are volatile liquids, which sounds bad but is actually really good because… English.

They’re the smelly good parts of plants that are distilled or pressed out.

Essential oils work how the blood in our bodies works.

Sealing the cut, protecting the wound, providing nutrients and oxygen for cell regeneration, and guarding against harmful microorganisms.

We Love that Essential oils:

  • Boost immunity
  • Support our defenses
  • Strengthen immune, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous, and other body systems.
  • Help maintain normal cellular regeneration
  • Elevate mood
  • We use them as antiseptics (topical use only)
  • Are chock full of antioxidants
  • Smell amazing
  • Pump oxygen goodness into our bloodstream
  • Boost stamina and energy
  • Help you relax
  • Manage stress and frustration
  • Do wonders for the aging process
  • Lift brain fog
  • Promote overall health, vitality, and longevity
  • Are great for focus and concentration
  • Encourage proper nasal function
  • Support the lungs and sinuses

The oils are just the beginning.

There are over 600 lifestyle toxin-free products that work better than anything we ever had in our cabinets before.

Even better?

Everything is concentrated, so it’s like buying bulk.

However, this is in smaller bottles and saves more than in store!

Our journey with essential oils wasn't always easy, but finally figuring out this one simple standard changed everything.

Choose Wisely

This will tell you all you need to know about why I very carefully chose Young Living for our journey with essential oils.

There’s no other brand that even comes close.

The Seed to Seal Promise is something Young Living stands upon.

They believe in purpose over profit.

And we see it in our home every single day.

When you read this graphic, I’d encourage you to really think about what each of these truths about Young Living really means for your family’s health.

Simply amazing!

Our journey with essential oils wasn't always easy, but finally figuring out this one simple standard changed everything.

How to Use Essential Oils

You guys, it’s super easy.

I promise.

Questions?

You’ll have a direct line to me and tens of thousands of people to weigh in on anything you’d like to ask.

Here are the basics:

Our journey with essential oils wasn't always easy, but finally figuring out this one simple standard changed everything.

Carrier Oils

Don’t let carrier oils freak you out.

They’re easy as pie.

Fatty oils like olive, coconut, jojoba, almond, grapeseed, etc. all work.

Use what you’ve got in your pantry for now.

You’ll figure out which carriers you like best as you learn more.

You’ve got this!

In our education communities we provide simple dilution ratios for babies, kids, and elderly to make life even easier.

All Parts of the Home with the Whole Family

My husband, the kids, and I have all learned together on this journey with essential oils.

For Grace Blossoms readers, you can read about the monthly special that’s the most economical way to get your oils right here

Our journey with essential oils wasn't always easy, but finally figuring out this one simple standard changed everything.

I don’t think I could ever fully express how important Young Living is to us.

We breathe easier, fight germs better, and are all around healthier than we ever knew we could be.

You can even follow us through a day in the life of an “oily family” right here!

Ready to jump right in? This is a “how to” .

I’d love to connect with you and help you along. Please reach out with any questions through email at andrea@graceblossoms.com.

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Why I Chose Young Living

Why I chose Young Living went like this.

As a slap to the face, a new and ugly truth stung me to the core.

I’d been greenwashed.

Hard.

I chose everything so carefully.

All the white, clean, fresh, natural bottles.

And they had all been big fat lies.

With oil companies popping up like crazy and cheap oils lining grocery store shelves and social media posts, why Young Living?

Mama on a Mission

There’s something you should know about me as we become friends here.

I’m not your average mama.

I, Andrea Dawn Marshall, am a childhood cancer warrior mother.

I’ve seen things no parent should ever see.

And I don’t play games when it comes to my kids’ health.

So you can imagine the anger that bubbled up inside when I began peeling back the onion of toxic junk in our home I had thought was so safe.

Even more so the war path I set out upon when I learned 90-95% of all cancers are toxin-caused.

And the all out battle plan I drew up when I learned my brand new baby’s cancer was one of the 95%.

With oil companies popping up like crazy and cheap oils lining grocery store shelves and social media posts, why Young Living?

Nine Months of Research

No one.

I couldn’t find anyone who wouldn’t spray their plant-based products with pesticides.

Who refused synthetics.

I stood alone in a store aisle with the weight of fighting off relapse with tears streaming down my face.

Then I remembered.

My friend used YL oils.

What if they were different than these other oils full of junk and pesticides?

With oil companies popping up like crazy and cheap oils lining grocery store shelves and social media posts, why Young Living?

About a Year Later

The friend who helped me get the best oils on the planet heard I’d walked away from teaching to come home to my boys.

She asked if I’d like to tell people about Young Living however I felt most comfortable.

I’d get a huge part of our home’s needs covered financially.

Cleaning, personal care, over-the-counters, natural remedies, makeup, kid care, and dog care.

All covered when I helped other families become healthy, too.

About a year-and-a-half later I was more than covering this part of our budget.

After taking away a large chunk of our financial stability, this felt amazing.

Even better, we were healthier and paying almost no co-pays anymore.

We saw other families changing and becoming healthier.

I fell in love with this company and their mission bigger than I ever thought possible.

With oil companies popping up like crazy and cheap oils lining grocery store shelves and social media posts, why Young Living?

Getting to a Farm

I couldn’t believe it!

I’d made it to the Mona farm in Utah.

I got to see the distillation, the growing, the baby plants, the fields.

And I can’t wait to see more all over the world!

This is me taking the picture and my friend, Laurie, who helped me get started is in the purple shirt.

That trip changed how I viewed not just YL but every company I shop with.

If they could create what they do without pesticides or synthetics or fragrance, so could everyone else.

They became my new standard.

I saw with my own two eyes, deep in the heart of those beautiful mountains, on a gorgeous day in Utah what I was sharing here on my blog and in person with the people I care about most.

And it felt good.

With oil companies popping up like crazy and cheap oils lining grocery store shelves and social media posts, why Young Living?

Nerd Alert: I Love the Distillation Process!

Laugh it up, friends.

I’m nerdy for distillation!

It is, in a word, fascinating!

With oil companies popping up like crazy and cheap oils lining grocery store shelves and social media posts, why Young Living?

I learned more about how our founder studied ancient distillation practices as I breathed in the lavender being distilled that day.

Okay, this is going to sound crazy, but…

The whole farm smelled like Fruity Pebbles, and everyone was at max chill.

Lines like crazy. Hours of waiting. And yet…total…calm.

With oil companies popping up like crazy and cheap oils lining grocery store shelves and social media posts, why Young Living?

I was in awe of the huge drums, the oil I could smell and see being made, the steam coming up through the grates.

There were no words.

I just kept walking, eyes wide, taking in all of the careful process.

All too clear was the reason why I could never go back to the way I used to do life.

They’re the first company I’d ever seen actually care about my family’s health.

This was a big deal after all we’d been through.

Our Family’s Blessing

With oil companies popping up like crazy and cheap oils lining grocery store shelves and social media posts, why Young Living?

A Fresh Start

Wonder what it looks like to live this lifestyle?

Here’s a day in the life of an oily family for you to see if it would be a good fit for you!

Heard enough and ready to get started? This page can help you get rolling.

No matter where you are or what you need I’m here for you, friend.

I stand behind this company because they have helped us so so big.

Email me any time at andrea@graceblossoms.com. I’d love to get to know you and help your family feel as good as we do!

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A Day in the Life of an Oily Family

How I wish I’d been taught to be an oily family when I was making my home from the start!

I’d love to have you come on in! Welcome to our home!

Here’s what it’s like to live this oily life.

Wake Up!

Good morning!

We love how the vitamin D tastes! It just melts on our tongues. Yum!

Ever wonder what using Young Living really looks like? What an oily family really does with all those oils? Here's your chance!

I don’t know about you, but we just don’t drink enough water if we aren’t super intentional about it.

So, we fill up our water bottles first thing (we’ve been loving these bottles!) and put a drop or two of Lemon oil in there to help boost our immune system and help us drink more water.

Ever wonder what using Young Living really looks like? What an oily family really does with all those oils? Here's your chance!

In the Kitchen

We start our morning in the kitchen cleaning up after breakfast.

What I love about Thieves Dish Soap is how concentrated it is. We get lots of bottles from one!

It also knocks out grease like an old pro.

Ever wonder what using Young Living really looks like? What an oily family really does with all those oils? Here's your chance!

With two boys and a dog, killing germs and cleaning dirty hands is important.

Being able to split this one soap into four is even better.

I just grabbed these foaming hand soap bottles from Amazon, poured a fourth of the concentrate in, and filled the rest with water.

Ever wonder what using Young Living really looks like? What an oily family really does with all those oils? Here's your chance!

Want to guess how many cleaners we had in our house before Young Living?

After clearing out the old and replacing the new I later found 14 bottles in the basement, so…

No telling what we were doing with all those cleaners!

This one does it all.

You can read more about it in 50 Top Ways to Use Thieves Household Cleaner.

Ever wonder what using Young Living really looks like? What an oily family really does with all those oils? Here's your chance!

Diffusers

We need the house to smell nice, these homeschooled little nuggets need to focus, and mama needs some chill.

So, we diffuse…all day long!

We had lots to choose from, but Desert Mist is my fave because it’ll diffuse 12 hours.

I’ll put Purification blend in the boys rooms because boys stink and Purification fixes that.

I’ll add something cozy in my room like Orange and Idaho Grand Fir to boost immunity and purify the air, and then some GeneYus from the KidScents line in the homeschool room for the boys.

Isn’t the Desert Mist so pretty?!

It comes with one of our starter kits, too!

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Shower/Get Ready

Here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve got going on in the bathrooms fully transferred over to Young Living.

Zero synthetics. No pesticides. Absolutely no filler or fragrance!

How’s that for hormonal strength?!

This is for Mama, Daddy, and boys:

  • Deodorant
  • Bath/Shower Gel
  • Oral Care
  • Makeup & Remover
  • Shaving Oil
  • Haircare
  • Beard oil
  • Perfume
  • Hormone support
  • Skincare
  • Anti-aging
  • Maximum Strength Acne Treatment

It’s crazy to think about all of these in the toxic form that looked so harmless before going into our bloodstream.

It’s such a relief to know everything we’re using is truly safe.

Ever wonder what using Young Living really looks like? What an oily family really does with all those oils? Here's your chance!

Supplements

The drug mindset is to use a specific medicine or whatever it is forever (i.e. if I take a vitamin C tablet today, I’m locked in for life).

We’ve adopted the supplement mindset with Young Living.

We take what we need when our bodies need it, and don’t stress when we don’t.

That’s why we use our Essential Rewards orders to add to our arsenal of health; now it’s there when we need it.

How do I know when to take them?

It tells me on the side of the bottle.

As I’m writing this it’s during the pandemic and it’s winter.

So we’re using Super Vitamin D and other immune boosters from Young Living right now!

Ever wonder what using Young Living really looks like? What an oily family really does with all those oils? Here's your chance!

Laundry

I’ve long given up on being on top of laundry, but I do feel great about what I use on our clothes!

First of all, Thieves Laundry Detergent dilutes out like crazy, which you can read about here.

That saves us lots each month!

Then, we use this laundry freshener or these safe fabric softeners to make life easy.

It’s crazy how our air quality changed when we got rid of old detergents and softeners!

Ever wonder what using Young Living really looks like? What an oily family really does with all those oils? Here's your chance!

Heading Out with the Family

I’ll pack Young Living Einkhorn granola, water bottles, Young Living sunscreen, Young Living bug spray, and Young Living after sun to make sure we’re ready to go.

Of course we’ve always got those must-haves with kids, like this first aid spray, Owie blend, and lots of bandaids because…kids.

Ever wonder what using Young Living really looks like? What an oily family really does with all those oils? Here's your chance!

This is just a small sampling of the over-the-counters Young Living provides to make our life easier.

We also really rely on the Full Spectrum CBD!

Ever wonder what using Young Living really looks like? What an oily family really does with all those oils? Here's your chance!

Dinner, Unwinding, and Bedtime

We’ve got our lineup of Vitality oils (those we can ingest) for cooking.

To unwind, the boys’ rooms will get their diffusers refilled with their nighttime oils.

What’s really cool is that since their rooms were diffusing immune boosting and air purifying oils all day, they’re settling down into a an amazing space for optimal sleep.

Of course I keep my standbys in the hall for anything night time can bring:

  • PanAway for when we’ve got growing pains (in the Premium Starter Kit)
  • SleepyIze when it’s tough to fall asleep
  • Seedlings Linen Spray to prep pillows for easy rest
  • Thieves Chest Rub in case I hear the start of a cough in the night
  • Peace & Calming for night time wind down in their diffusers and backs of their necks. (in the Premium Starter Kit)
Ever wonder what using Young Living really looks like? What an oily family really does with all those oils? Here's your chance!

Easy as Pie

Remember getting your first place?

Running out to grab all of your basics?

This time you get to do it right and save tons of money in the process.

We took advantage of the Essential Rewards program to save a ton and budget best, and boy does it work! You can read all about it here.

If you’re ready to get rolling and can see this lifestyle fitting right into your very own, this is your next step!

If you need a one-on-one conversation, I’d absolutely love to hear from you! Let’s connect by emailing me at andrea@graceblossoms.com.

Ever wonder what using Young Living really looks like? What an oily family really does with all those oils? Here's your chance!

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How to Get Young Living Essential Oils + FREEBIES!

How to get Young Living Essential Oils and the amazing freebies is simple!

I’ll walk you through how in this post!

This post walks you through how to get Young Living oils, what their toxin-free lifestyle really looks like, and what your options are.

High Value, Lower Cost

By now you’ve read about our journey with essential oils and why it absolutely had to be Young Living.

Maybe you could picture yourself making the switch to this new lifestyle after following our family through a day in our oily life.

However you landed here, know you’re in the right place for a healthy change and to save tons of money compared to your old, toxic lifestyle.

This post walks you through how to get Young Living oils, what their toxin-free lifestyle really looks like, and what your options are.

First Decision: Wholesale or Retail

We were so sick of putting bandaids on everything and were ready for a real change.

Because we didn’t want to be roped into anything where we were forced to sell or spend any certain amount, we made Young Living fit our lifestyle.

Retail means to buy at full price.

Wholesale gives you discounts and the ability to choose the monthly program to budget (which you can read about here).

Becoming a Wholesale Member

Wholesale makes the most sense if you’re looking for more than just an oil or a bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner.

You’ve got a few different kit options here:

This post walks you through how to get Young Living oils, what their toxin-free lifestyle really looks like, and what your options are.

Diffuser Choice with Kit

If you choose the oils kit, you can pick a diffuser.

Here’s a quick break down of each, so you know which you’d like to choose. You get the diffuser FREE in the Premium Starter Kit!

This post walks you through how to get Young Living oils, what their toxin-free lifestyle really looks like, and what your options are.

Key Words You Need to Know

When learning how to get Young Living oils, there are a few words to know.

Wholesale: Save 24 – 44% off retail pricing on Young Living products.

You can save even more with exclusive specials every month.

There are no monthly minimum purchases with the wholesale discount, and you never have to sell anything to anyone.

Essential Rewards: If you choose wholesale, you’re eligible to enroll in the Essential Rewards program and earn as much as 25 percent back from each order in the form of points.

These points can be used like cash to get free products!

Farm Visits: No other oil company gives you the opportunity to experience our Seed to Seal process with a visit to their farms like Young Living does.

You’re welcome to show up at any Young Living farm anywhere in the world, anytime!  I love being on a YL farm. It’s an amazing experience I highly recommend!

Strong Community: At Young Living, you’ll have a close-knit community of support.

In addition to me, our Young Living family is ready to hear your questions.

When you use this link to get started, you’ll get a welcome text and an invite to join our private, members only groups on Facebook.

It’s a great way to learn at your own pace alongside likeminded people.

You can ask questions, get recipes and tips, and snag exclusive education found nowhere else!

Education: Young Living provides ongoing educational opportunities through events, newsletters online, and in person to keep you informed and assist you in your wellness progress.

I also provide private classes.

Ask me how you can attend anywhere in the world, for absolutely free!

This post walks you through how to get Young Living oils, what their toxin-free lifestyle really looks like, and what your options are.

If You’re Ready to Purchase, Here’s How:

1.  Head over to the Young Living page here and fill out your information.

2.  Make sure “Wholesale Member” is checked so you don’t end up paying retail prices.

3. Be sure the “sponsor ID” and “enroller id”say 3929342  so we can stay connected, and I can get you hooked up with all the freebies! You’ll see my name, Andrea Dawn Marshall there, too.

4. Select which starter kit you want to get. My recommendation would be the Premium Starter Kit. I use these oils routinely!

5. Go through the checkout process.

BONUS Step 6 (COMPLETELY OPTIONAL!)

Start getting YL freebies now!

Here’s an example of what our monthly freebies look like, but the point amounts are always the same for being eligible for the free products each month:

This post walks you through how to get Young Living oils, what their toxin-free lifestyle really looks like, and what your options are.

Frequently Asked Questions

DOES SIGNING UP MAKE ME A “DISTRIBUTOR”?

Nope! You aren’t ever required to sell.

When you become a wholesale member, you get a special link you can share with friends and get credit from their purchases, but there are no minimum sales amounts if you choose to use it.

In fact, 90% of the wholesale members in Young Living don’t do the business side at all. They’re buying from Young Living because of the quality.

WHAT ABOUT MINIMUM PURCHASES?

There are NO minimum monthly purchase requirements.

To remain a wholesale member, you have to make $50 worth of purchases per year to keep your membership.

But if there’s a year that you don’t make a $50 purchase, you can reinstate your wholesale membership discount by just placing a $50 order.

If you do find yourself making regular purchases each month, then Young Living has a rewards program (called Essential Rewards) where you can make a nice percentage back in product credit each month on all of your purchases.

So that’s a great program to join if you find that you *want* to purchase regularly (but it’s not a requirement for being a wholesale member).

WHY SHOULD I BUY FROM YOUNG LIVING INSTEAD OF OTHER ESSENTIAL OILS COMPANIES?

It does seem like a new essential oils company pops up every day, doesn’t it? 

I can’t speak to the quality of other companies, but I can say that Young Living was the only company in my research of essential oil companies that could answer all of my questions about purity in a way that was satisfactory to me.

Young Living was the only company that:

  • Has their own farms (in the regions where the plants should be grown)
  • Could guarantee that no pesticides or herbicides were used in the growing of any of their oils (they use essential oils for pest control and they do all of the weeding by hand). Organic is not pesticide or herbicide free. It’s a step down.
  • Has their own testing equipment (they do both in-house and 3rd party testing, and use many different testing methods not just GC/MS which only tests for certain chemicals, not whether those chemicals are synthetic or not)
  • Only uses the first distillation of oils instead of adding chemicals to get more out of the plant.

Young Living also was the only company that was directly in charge of essential oil farming operations.

Every other company I researched goes through some kind of an “oil broker” to buy their oils. Even if they’re “sustainably sourced,” that’s not something you want.

This post walks you through how to get Young Living oils, what their toxin-free lifestyle really looks like, and what your options are.

They have to trust that the oil broker is telling the truth, who has to trust that the essential oil distilleries are telling the truth, who have to trust that the farmers are telling the truth about what they say they are doing.

With Young Living, you just have to trust one company instead of several.

I felt the most comfortable trusting Young Living since they’re a full-disclosure company.

ANYONE can visit the farms, participate in the harvesting and distillation, view the Young Living labs, and see the entire process. That’s not an option with any other company!

HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH OILS TO USE FOR WHAT?

One of the benefits of getting a starter kit is that you also get to join our private Facebook group that’s specifically for questions about essential oils!

My weekly usage tips and recipes will text straight to you making life even simpler!

DOES YOUNG LIVING ONLY SELL ESSENTIAL OILS?

The answer to this one was surprising to me when I first got my starter kit!

Young Living uses their pesticide-free, synthetic-free, fragrance free, people over profit model to create over 600 lifestyle products.

Most all of these are concentrated, so it’s like buying bulk in small bottles saving you lots in the process.

Thanks so much for reading and please email me at andrea@graceblossoms.com for any other questions!

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How I Kicked My Microwave to the Curb

I’ll never forget calling my mom back in college freaking out because my microwave had just died.

“How will I make popcorn now, Mom?”

Oh, she had a good laugh about that one, friends. She still reminds me of it to this day (17 years later) it tickled her so much.

Why do we think we can’t live without this thing?

Thankfully, I kicked mine to the curb, and I’ve never looked back.

Here’s how.

Kicking my microwave to the curb was one of the best things I ever did for my family's health. Here's how I did it and never looked back.

The Science

According to Life Science, ” In a study conducted by Dr. Radwan Farag, dean of Biochemistry Department at Cairo University, he discovered that just two seconds of microwave energy destroys all the enzymes in food, thus increasing our enzyme deficiency and altering the frequency of the food. It appears that heating food containing proteins in the microwave for ten minutes changes the molecular structure of the food, creating a new, harmful type of protein.”

How did we end up using something originally used in WWII for radar projects to cook our food?

“In the mid-1940s, Dr. Percy Spencer of Raytheon Corporation noticed the candy bar in his pocket had melted after testing a vacum. This piqued his curiosity, which gave him the idea to put popcorn kernels near the tube. The popcorn popped all over the office, which brought about the invention of the microwave oven, (Life Science). “

Kicking my microwave to the curb was one of the best things I ever did for my family's health. Here's how I did it and never looked back.

Too Many Reasons to Ditch

In my effort to switch to a toxin-free lifestyle, this had to go.

Changing the structure of our food?

Decreasing nutritional value?

Seeds that have been microwaved won’t even sprout?

I was ready to make a change. Fast.

To Heat Liquids

This was my favorite switch. I’m such a coffee and tea drinker that I had to have something safe for my cozy beverages!

It was easy to switch to a glass kettle. We use this to make tea, coffee, oatmeal, hot chocolate, and anything else we need.

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Reheating Food

I don’t know how we were ever swayed away from a toaster oven.

Everything in it comes out better than it ever did in the microwave. Whatever were we thinking?

This toaster oven makes life simple. We heat up anything from leftovers to my DIY recipes for lotions and lip balms.

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But What About Popcorn?

So what about my college self and her need for popcorn?

My health has been thanking me for years since ditching the microwave popcorn.

Do you know what’s in that stuff?

I just grab some regular old organic kernels like these, two tablespoons of coconut oil, and toss them into a stainless pot on the stove with some Himalayan sea salt. I

n just a few minutes I not only have popcorn, but this kind tastes way better than the faux microwaved junk ever did!

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Fight Back Against Electromagnetically Polluted Environment

Thankfully we have high frequency essential oils that can support our cells to be healthy even after living in a world of electromagnets.

Valor and Frankincense from the Premium Starter Kit are great ones.

Also try Harmony, Grounding, Brain Power, Melrose, Clarity, ImmuPower, and Present Time.

We know that essential oils are in our blood stream within 26 seconds of touching our skin, so make sure to only use Young Living’s.

You don’t want to put pesticides, synthetics, or fragrance into your bloodstream!

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Get Started With Young Living

No minimums.

Discount subscribe and save if you like.

Over 600 lifestyle products that are the safest on the market.

Our family saves thousands each year using only Young Living because everything is not only making us healthier, but it’s also highly concentrated!

When you click this link to get started, I’ll reach out to you and set you up in our education spots.

From there, each month you order, you’ll receive a newsletter and laminated recipe card to make your toxin free journey much simpler!

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Mom Gifts No ratings yet.

Mom Gifts

Being a mama in her birthday month, I thought I’d toss together a quick list of mom gifts. You can save share it depending on your needs.

Moms work hard.

Get her some fun gifts that will fit her lifestyle.

Because Coffee Makes the World Go Round

  1. No more cold coffee with mom gifts like this! And it’s stainless, so you can add a drop of Peppermint for energy and focus or Thieves to boost her immune system!
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Tote all Day, Wine all Night

2. First of all, how cute is this tote? Second of all…is it just me, or would a bottle of wine inside the bag make this the perfect gift?!

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Fizz and Relax

3. Help your favorite mom unwind with an invitation to her bathtub! Pair this with Young Living toxin-free Stress Away bath bombs, and you’ll have put together a wonderful gift!

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The Mom that Runs Cold

4. We’re at home a lot right now, and in the winter being cozy is key. Try these Acorn slippers that are super warm yet durable and cute! Tuck some yummy tea inside with a cute mug to complete the gift!

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Mom on the Go!

5. Moms do it all. Run the errands, clean the house, educate the kids, and play taxi. Gifting her a great pair of comfy shoes would be amazing! Add this Calm CBD Roller to help her hold it all together!

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Massage Her Cares Away

6. Hours bent over kids, running here and there, and keeping the house together leaves Mom’s muscles in need of some care. Try this unbelievably thoughtful gift to knock out the soreness, and be sure to pair it with Relaxation Massage Oil.

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The Culinary Mom

7. Got a mama who loves all things food? This fruit-infused water bottle and a culinary kit will be something she’ll love getting any time of year!

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A Beautiful Mama

8. For the mom that’s got it together, this manicure set and toxin-free makeup will go well together!

I would love it if someone got me these because they’re usually the last thing I’d buy in my busy list for the family!

The Cozy Homebody Mama

9. Okay…this is totally me. I’d love these gifts, so if you’re reading this and you’re my people…hint hint…wink wink. 🙂

First of all, fleece-lined leggings...whaaa? One in every color, please!

Throw in a bottle of Gratitude to put in my diffuser, and I’d be one happy girl!

The Fit Mama

10. Every fit mom could use a cooling towel like this one, some non-slip headbands, and the world’s best CBD Muscle Rub for recovery!

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Last But Certainly Not Least

Moms are the gatekeepers of their home.

One gift that you can be 100% sure she’d love is a Young Living membership. With no minimum purchases, you can get her a kit to start her off right.

Let her know your friend Andrea will take great care of her and each month she orders, she’ll get a laminated recipe card to make life easier.

Click here to get her started!

Mom gifts can be hard to figure out, so this list will make your time shopping much easier for a present you know she'll love!

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Easy Deodorizing Spray No ratings yet.

Easy Deodorizing Spray

While I love my Thieves Household Cleaner and Thieves Spray for pre-made, easy deodorizing spray, this one is a way to stretch your oils and put them to good use!

This easy deodorizing spray is great for anywhere in your home and will be a simple addition to your toxin-free home.

Where Can You Use It?

The kitchen and bathroom are often sources of odors and bacteria, but you can also use this to freshen up linens, closets, drawers, shoes, pet crates, and storage bins!

The Quick Deodorizing Spray DIY

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus Globulus
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 32 oz distilled (or otherwise purified) water
  • 32 oz. spray bottle

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fill the spray bottle with water first then add in oils.
  2. Mix deodorizing spray by shaking.

Why Young Living Oils?

  1. The only option for pesticide-free plants (yes, this includes organic pesticides!)
  2. Zero synthetics added.
  3. Zero fragrance added.
  4. You can see all of this with your own two eyes when you travel to any of the farms around the world.

Need Young Living Oils at Discount?

Click here.

From there, you can choose how you’d like your discount to look.

I’ll message you a welcome, add you to my education group, and you’ll be up and running.

From there, you’ll receive a newsletter and laminated recipe card for each month you order to help you get started strong.

Need extra help?

Reach out! I’d love to hear from you! My email is andrea@graceblossoms.com.

Happy spritzing!

This easy deodorizing spray is great for anywhere in your home and will be a simple addition to your toxin-free home.

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Easy Natural Laundry Freshener No ratings yet.

Easy Natural Laundry Freshener

There are some simple ways to find easy natural laundry freshener that will make your family healthier.

This super simple and healthy natural laundry freshener will be the best thing you'll do for your laundry and your family's health!

Laundry Freshener Quick DIY

There is nothing new about the idea of scented laundry.

Our ancestors used to dry their clothes on rosemary or lavender bushes to scent them.

It was also popular to lay sprigs of lavender between the clean linens in cupboards to keep them smelling fresh.

Unfortunately companies have turned this beautiful practice into a toxin-laden dryer sheet we think we can’t live without.

Gratefully, we can!

Enjoy this simple DIY from The Essential Oils Reference Guide:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 drops Lavender or Lemon essential oil (safest oil choice here)
  • 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add ingredients to a dryer ball or wash cloth and toss into the dryer with your clothes.
This super simple and healthy natural laundry freshener will be the best thing you'll do for your laundry and your family's health!

Laundry Detergent Recipe

Want to make laundry detergent for super cheap each month and keep your family safe?

Try this recipe!

We love it!

Other Oily Favorites for Laundry

Some of our favorites to add to the laundry also include the Purification blend, Lemon, Christmas Spirit, the Thieves blend, and the Joy blend.

With 300 drops in each bottle, you can see how great this stretches.

It’s so easy to avoid the use of toxic and body-harming dryer sheets when you’ve got Young Living in your life!

Why Young Living?

  1. The only pesticide-free essential oils (yes, this includes organic pesticides!)
  2. Zero synthetics added
  3. Zero fragrance added
  4. You can see all of this for yourself when you visit their farms all over the world.

No one else can offer this to you.

Read here to see your options for how to get this goodness in your life!

This super simple and healthy natural laundry freshener will be the best thing you'll do for your laundry and your family's health!

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Most Effective Natural First-Aid Spray

As a mom to two ornery little boys, it’s important for me to have the most effective natural first-aid spray on hand at all times.

I need this to be cost-effective, easy to keep on hand, and it must travel well.

I also want it to be as safe as possible because I know what’s on the store shelves is full of sketchy synthetics that can harm my boys.

Read here about the only choice our family makes for safe lifestyle needs.

This simple and most effective natural first-aid spray is easy to make, stores well, travels great, and has helped our boys a ton!

Quick DIY

I love this simple DIY from The Essential Oils Reference Guide:

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  • This first-aid spray is for minor cuts and abrasions. If you have a serious cut or wound, consult your physician.
  • Pour distilled water into spray bottle. Add the drops of essential oils, and shake to mix.
  • Clean all cuts and abrasions thoroughly and then spray the area with the first-aid spray.
  • You may want to cover the area with the sterile gauze to which you have applied 3 drops of Lavender.
  • This application should be repeated 2 times daily as necessary.
  • After 3 days, you should allow the cut or abrasion to be exposed to the air, if possible.
This simple and most effective natural first-aid spray is easy to make, stores well, travels great, and has helped our boys a ton!

Must Know Info:

I can only suggest Young Living essential oils because:

  1. They’re the only pesticide-free grown essential oil (no, not even organic pesticides)
  2. There are zero synthetics added.
  3. There are no fragrances added.
  4. I can see all this with my own two eyes (and have) by going to the farms all over the world myself.

If you don’t have access to these superior oils from the company that pioneered oils in our country, click here.

Your Support will Look Like…

I’ll reach out to add you into my private group and weekly education texts so you’ll never have to do this alone.

You’ll also be able to message me directly to ask any questions.

Finally, I send everyone who made a purchase the month before a monthly newsletter and laminated recipe card, so you can start your health journey right away!

Our family hasn’t been the same since we started Young Living.

We’ve completely detoxed our home, and this has lead to wellness beyond what I even knew possible!

This simple and most effective natural first-aid spray is easy to make, stores well, travels great, and has helped our boys a ton!

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Acne’s Dirty Truth Doc’s Won’t Admit No ratings yet.

Acne’s Dirty Truth Doc’s Won’t Admit

It took me fifteen years to discover acne’s dirty truth.

That’s a heck of a long time to suffer with something unnecessarily.

Seven different doctors, and years of seriously cystic and painful acne.

It wasn’t until I was 37 and on my seventh and last desperate option I finally learned the truth.

There's a big problem with how we treat acne today, and it's wrapped up in acne's little secret your doctors won't admit.

If I Hear It’s My Hormones One. More. Time.

Within seconds of dermatologists looking at my skin, they were writing on their prescription pad.

Hormones.

Because the dirty little truth is: that’s as deep as their guess gets.

Why?

Because they’ve figured out ways to manipulate our hormones to make acne go away.

Most of the time.

Until they met me.

Root Cause

It wasn’t until I started to detox my home that I realized I may have a root cause under my “hormonal acne” that docs refused to discuss with me.

When I’d say things like, “What about my acne’s root cause? What’s making my hormones act this way?” they’d either change the subject or just flat out tell me they had no clue.

When I’d suggest we dig in and try to figure it out together, they’d laugh.

Yes, laugh.

One even rolled his eyes.

There's a big problem with how we treat acne today, and it's wrapped up in acne's little secret your doctors won't admit.

Seventh Time’s a Charm

What did this seventh doctor do that no one else would do?

He looked at my entire body including emotions, brain function, and spinal alignment.

I took a friend’s suggestion to try a chiropractor who also does functional medicine, and that’s when my world opened up.

Emotions + Overall Health

I’ll break this down more in later posts, but for now, I’ll share that muscle testing, emotional release, supplementation, and spinal adjustments were my path to leaving acne behind.

I’m seven months into my treatment after walking through 15 years of sickness, and I can’t believe how far I’ve come.

Now, I can use my toxin-free maximum strength acne treatment to knock out anything that creeps up before ovulation and my cycle.

I’ve never had my skin look this good.

It’s still not where we’re going to end up, but I cannot believe I’ve come so far!

How to Move Toward Cystic Acne Freedom

The biggest step I took toward health was going toxin free.

This post is a really important read for anyone looking to make things right with their skin.

There's a big problem with how we treat acne today, and it's wrapped up in acne's little secret your doctors won't admit.

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Guiding Reluctant Readers (with Book Suggestions) No ratings yet.

Getting Reluctant Readers Loving Books

While your child may be one of the reluctant readers, remember that we were created to love a story.

This means there’s hope for your sweet child, friend!

We know reading matters because it works our brain, keeping it active and sharp.

It also helps in literally every other form of learning, so it’s a crucial part of education.

In a lot of ways, schools today aren’t set up for lifelong readers.

But that’s okay because with a few ideas I’ll share here, you’ll be able to fix that in no time.

Lead by Example

What if, as the parent, you’re not a reader?

I’d like to say that’s okay, and in some ways it is, but then again…monkey see monkey do is a real thing.

What would you like to learn more about?

What kinds of movies do you tend to enjoy?

Get to the Library

Head to the library with your child and let them see your vulnerability with the librarian.

Show your child how you’ll go about adding in reading to your life. It will go a long way, I promise.

What if you’re reading all the time and your child could care less?

First, let me say you’re on the right track. Keep it up. Openly read in the same space where they are.

Talk to them about what you’re enjoying or learning in your current read.

Reading is meant to be social, so bringing them into your world will be huge for their budding desire to read.

Read to Them

No matter their age, read aloud.

My boys were read to from the womb, but their ornery little selves would’ve rather body slammed each other most of the time.

This former Reading teacher’s heart was broken.

How couldn’t they love it like me?

Mama Took Action!

I started reading books with adventure and ones that were funny right there in the middle of their play.

They acted like they weren’t listening, but over time guess what happened?

Little bottoms scooted in close. Snuggles happened.

They started to love stories.

If you’re wondering if I felt like a lunatic reading aloud to the air at first, yes. Yes, I did.

But it was totally worth it.

Encourage Ownership

Creating your child’s bedroom home library is huge.

They can set up a little bookshelf in a special space, and they are now owners of books!

This is one reason why I love doing the book trail to the tree at Christmas.

Our boys get most of their books from the library, but they have special books in their rooms and they read them over and over and over again!

Leave Books Open Where they Eat

If your kids are like mine, they’re non-stop.

Eating is the only stopping point.

So, with the suggestion from a friend, I left picture books open to the most exciting pages on the table.

It wasn’t but minutes until they were pushing the book toward me asking me to tell them what was going on in the fun pictures.

Pick Fun Books

To my chagrin, my boys could’ve cared less about Laura Ingalls Wilder.

They didn’t want to hear the stories I was excited to read to them…yet.

I had to look hard for things that interested them, but with one caveat: it had to have a good plot.

Look, no one wants to listen to a story if it doesn’t have some twists and turns. It’s just the way we’re made.

Some books that got their interest right away are still our favorites to reread today.

  1. The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt

This book cracks me up. My kids, too. Even my husband, who prefers to read about his Ohio State Buckeye solely can get into this one. Heads up: your reluctant readers may start calling you a fuzzy little butt. You’ve been warned.

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2. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

The silliness of this one gave us inside jokes about “tummy troubles,” and I never knew if, during a dinner of tacos, one kid would bite into a spicy taco and set the house ablaze.

There’s also a sequel to this one, which builds excitement for reading, a key to lifelong love of stories!

If your family likes these books, you’ll also like the other books by Adam Rubin like Those Darn Squirrels (and sequels) and Robosauce!

Solid action steps to take with reluctant readers and plenty of book suggestions to get your child on the way to loving books!
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3. Dog Man by Dave Pilkey

I vividly remember laughing out loud along with my seven-year-old on the very first page of this book.

That was it. He was hooked.

If your new or reluctant readers love graphic novels, take heart.

It’s a story. It’s text. I may not be the next great American novel, but they’re doing it.

They’re feeling successful.

It matters! Encourage it!

Don’t Stop Here!

This is a series, which was the best of all. Once he had the first one, we were right back at the library grabbing the next one just like it.

This gave me the opportunity to show him other graphic novels like Lunch Lady.

It wasn’t too long (maybe a year?) until those graphic novels weren’t quite enough.

He realized he’d get more meat from a deeper novel.

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4. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

A smaller read aloud with pictures every few pages will be a great step up from the graphic novels.

Please don’t discredit pictures in books.

Until our children can solidify their visualization skills, books with pictures are so helpful to keep interest .

How to Use the Pictures

Use these pictures to your benefit!

Let them look over the picture. Notice things about them alongside your child. Show them you like pictures, too and add in how they’re helping you understand the story.

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a great one because it’s got lots of twists and turns and your child will also be able to feel emotion for a main character.

Roald Dahl is a great one, too because you’ll be able to read other famous books of his like The Witches and James and the Giant Peach.

You can talk about how the same author shows his special author’s craft throughout his books and bonus fun: they’ve got movies!

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5. The Prince Warriors by Priscilla Shirer

When your former reluctant readers are ready to tackle his or her own book, Priscilla Shirer writes a book series that my son couldn’t put down.

Better yet, he was pushing them on me the second he’d finish, and held me accountable big time!

“Mama, I’m half way through the second one. Are you almost done with the first?”

He shared this book series with his best buddy (who also loved them), and he was off and running.

Solid action steps to take with reluctant readers and plenty of book suggestions to get your child on the way to loving books!
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In the End

We worked so hard for it.

A full-blown, book-loving kid.

Who still plays the heck out of Minecraft and climbs trees and splashes in creeks.

Whose math, social studies, and science skills improved because of the gradual years of gently guiding him into the love of reading.

Solid action steps to take with reluctant readers and plenty of book suggestions to get your child on the way to loving books!

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