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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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)
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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.

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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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Young Living March 2020 Promos
Learn all of the Young Living March 2020 Promotions, what each oil will support, and how you can get the most for your money.

Young Living March 2020 Promotions!

Young Living March 2020 Promotions are amazing.

You’re going to love them!

Learn all of the Young Living March 2020 Promotions, what each oil will support, and how you can get the most for your money.

Bag

Can we just pause for a moment and look at how cute that bag is?!

How perfect for spring!

I am excited to give mine to the first new member signing up with their Premium Starter Kit and Essential Rewards using this link in March!

Valor

Valor is commonly referred to as a chiropractor in a bottle.

While I’d never trade it out for an actual chiropractor all together, it has gotten me through some rough times for sure.

This is also an amazing oil to help your emotions and bring courage.

Clarity

Clarity is one of my favorites!

It helps me stay focused and gives me a little energy boost.

I also like to rub it on my temples if I feel the start of a headache coming on.

JuvaFlex

JuvaFlex provides liver support.

It is said that the liver is where we store anger and hate.

Whether you believe that or not, we can all agree it’s a super important part of our health, and we must take great care of it.

JuvaFlex in a veggie capsule will be so kind to your liver and therefore your overall health!

Gentle Baby

Gentle Baby is great for your skin, calming your emotions, and will be something I use on my “mama marks” for sure when my free bottle arrives in a few days!

Thinking of Getting a Premium Starter Kit?

This is your month!

With each new member’s Premium Starter Kit and Essential Rewards combo in March, you’ll get the free bottle of Valor promotion plus a free bottle of Lavender lotion!

That’s just one more quick ditch and switch to a safe product right away!

Know Friends in Need?

When you share with two friends this month, Young Living will give you a $100 thank you check and a 15mL bottle of Dream Catcher.

When you share with four friends, Young Living will give you a $200 thank you check, and you’ll get a lava bead bracelet and special Celebration blend.

Think about it.

You help four new families have four generations of health and wellness and you get a big thank you.

How amazing is that?

Plow & Hearth

Not a Member Yet?

Click here and get your Premium Starter Kit with Essential Rewards.

Remember, you’ll get a free bottle of Valor and a free bottle of Lavender lotion as a welcome!

Final Thoughts

I love how Young Living goes out of their way to do these wonderful things for us.

Incentives are fun, but knowing you’re helping families learn about the only pesticide and synthetic free way of living is such a gift!

Thank you, Young Living for being the best of the best!

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Traveling tips during cold and flu season and walking away unscathed is much easier than you may think. Here we share our best wellness tips.

Traveling During Cold and Flu Season

This family of ours loves travel, and my husband has to do it often for work, so traveling during cold and flu season happens to be our specialty.

It can be simple and super low-cost.

This works for us every time.

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Preemptively Strike and then Keep Attacking

Boost your immune system before, during, and after you travel.

Here are our top body boosters we never leave home without:

Plow & Hearth

The Trip There

Will you be around a lot of other people who don’t live in your home on the way there?

If so, this little trick is amazing.

Mix a bit of Rose Ointment (a very small amount goes a really long way!) and 1 drop Thieves essential oil.

Rub around the outside of your nostrils to help block airborne germs.

Sanitize

Store-bought sanitizers actually lower your immune system function and destroy your hormones.

Skip it.

Instead, stock up on Thieves Hand Sanitizer.

It kills 99.99% of germs, supports your immune and respiratory system, and leaves those beautiful hormones alone.

Bonus?

The little ones here fit into all those cute little travel holders like this one (who even knew they had something like this?!).

The New Digs

Wherever you stay, set up like you’re ready to do battle.

  • Diffuser with Thieves ready to go
  • Hand Soap, shampoo, body wash, etc. from Young Living (everything else is synthetic and lowers immune function) or invest in the Bon Voyage Travel Pack here–we love ours!
  • Raven roller next to your night stand
  • Inner Defense next to your night stand
  • Plenty of water for your glass water bottle
  • Lemon essential oil

Coming Home

Changing clothes and showering as soon as you get home will help reduce the germs that linger on clothes and hair.

Get your diffuser going, take an Inner Defense, drink some lemon water or add some of the Vitality Drops to your water, and turn in early so you can let your body recover from your time away from home.

The next day or two, follow up with continued diffusing and taking Thieves in a capsule, honey, or in Thieves tea.

Gaiam Wholesale Program

Final Thoughts

Traveling with Young Living means you can enjoy your trip and your time settling back in at home after your time away.

It’s such a relief to know that we don’t have to feel panicky or nervous about travel during the sickest times of the year.

We have the only pesticide and synthetic free way of life boosting our bodies!

And that is something for which our family is forever grateful.

Don’t have the Young Living lifestyle in your home yet?

With over 600 lifestyle products, you’ll be completely covered and your wallet will thank you, too since the concentrated products provide a much more frugal and safer lifestyle than shopping in store.

Follow this link to get your fresh start.

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Wish you could get rid of a canker sore naturally without breaking the bank and all while making your immune system much stronger? Here's how!

Canker Sore GONE Naturally

We’ve had the best relief from a canker sore naturally with this quick and simple remedy.

It’s saving us a ton with each healing only costing around fifty cents!

Simplest Option

We grab a little organic coconut oil (in a glass jar like this one) and put one drop of Thieves essential oil blend in it.

Thieves is what we call a “hot” oil, so it needs to be diluted.

The standard rule is around 4 drops carrier (what we’ll call the coconut oil) to one drop essential oil.

Be Consistent!

The same way we don’t exercise once and assume we’re at our goal weight, we don’t put one drop on the sore and expect a miracle.

You may, however, notice it shrinks noticeably.

Don’t stop applying!

We find we need to apply it around four times to get rid of it, but we have also been pesticide and synthetic-free for almost four years.

Nutritional Options that ROCK

We get canker sores for a reason, right?

Since we’re all about digging to the root and attacking that rather than just putting a bandaid on the symptom, we add Inner Defense to our wellness arsenal.

Inner Defense is a capsule with Clove, Thyme, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus Radiata, Rosemary, and Cinnamon Bark oils in it.

These oils are all measured out in such a way that packs the best punch.

We are always successful knocking out the root cause of a canker sore with Inner Defense!

Oral Care

Two other amazing ways we fight back against the canker sores that pop up from time to time is by creating a healthy environment in our mouths.

Thieves Spray (in the Premium Starter Kit!) and Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash (here) are two unbelievable strong defenses against canker sores in our home.

Even better?

In my oily tribe Facebook page (for my members–I love you so!!), we have a fantastic hack to dilute the super concentrated mouthwash and the spray to get them to stretch and work just as well!

Final Thoughts

Skip the over-the-counter $18 tiny tube of side effects!

Why waste your money on something like that?

You can only use it for one specific use and for a certain amount of time before it expires.

Even worse, those products only tear down your body with synthetic ingredients.

With Young Living products, there so many uses and you’re strengthening your body.

This way you not only overcome this issue, but also to create a stronger immune system the next time a germ is lurking!

Get started on your Young Living pesticide and synthetics-free life here!

You’ll get immediate access into our oily education tribe and you’ll be sent a free essential oils reference guide app so you know just how to use all your oils and what to use when!

Wish you could get rid of a canker sore naturally without breaking the bank and all while making your immune system much stronger? Here's how!

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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?

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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!

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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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How to Take Care of Your Diffusers No ratings yet.

This quick tips guide will help you take care of one of the most precious items in your home and for your health--your diffusers.

What Kind of Diffusers?

Did you know there are two different kinds of diffusers?

1. Ultrasonic

This is your Aria, Rainstone, Feather the Owl, Desert Mist, Lantern, and other diffusers with an ultrasonic plate.

These use ultrasonic vibrations to put oil into the air.

They also have a great humidifying effect, which is especially wonderful in dry weather.

Many people say to watch adding citrus oils into diffusers because they’ll erode.

This is why I choose Young Living medical grade plastic and only Young Living oils. The purity and diffusers matter.

I’ve tried getting cheap diffusers off Amazon, and they eventually fail me every time.

Now, I just save my money and get the real deal through YL to avoid having to constantly replace the others.

2.Atomizing

This is for the AromaLux and any other diffuser with an atomizer.

An atomizer gives you the scent for your home that we have come to love, but it also has therapeutic and healing capabilities.

It breaks down the oil put into it and puts out small particles that are easier for your lungs and body to absorb.

Which Kind of Water?

The instructions always suggest distilled, but what if you’re a diffusing queen like yours truly and don’t want to lug huge distilled water jugs home from the store each week?

Our family chose another route that affects the quality of our water both in our diffuser and that we drink each day: reverse osmosis.

You can get a whole home reverse osmosis (see an example here) or one to place under your kitchen sink (see an example here).

This ensures we are breathing in and drinking in only the best water available sans prescription meds, heavy metals, and other chemicals.

Cleaning Your Ultrasonic Diffuser

Best practice is rinsing and wiping your diffuser after each use. The type of deep clean that follows is suggested 1-2 times per month.

  1. Turn off and unplug diffuser.
  2. Wipe out the reservoir with a wet cotton cloth.
  3. Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and clean the ultrasonic plate to remove any extra buildup.
  4. Rinse the reservoir with water, wipe it clean, and dry up the excess water with a soft cloth.

Cleaning Your Atomizing Diffuser

  1. Turn off and unplug diffuser.
  2. Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and swab to clean ALL areas of the diffuser.

Troubleshooting

  1. Check for power: if the light turns on, the power is working.
  2. Listen for fan: fan should be audible when diffuser is working.
  3. Make sure air vent isn’t obstructed or damaged.
  4. Check ultrasonic plate: if no bubbling is seen after water is added, the ultrasonic plate may need to be replaced.
  5. Check lid: if it’s not flush with the body, it won’t work properly.

Need the Only Pesticide-Free Oils in Your Life?

Click here to see how to get started.

Once you’ve followed the instructions here, I’ll send you your very own Essential Oils Reference Guide to make life as a new oiler simple.

You’ll also be added to our exclusive community called Life+Oils where you get private coaching, online teaching, and support from like-minded people with lots of testimonials to pull from every day!

Choosing the right person to walk you through this is important to your success. I’d love to be that for you!

Always feel free to write to me at andrea@graceblossoms.com.

This quick tips guide will help you take care of one of the most precious items in your home and for your health--your diffusers.

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Simple!

What you’ll need for your breakfast shake:

  • NutriBullet (get yours here)
  • 1 Young Living NingXia Nitro (Get 24% discount on this and all YL products mentioned here)
  • 1 drop Favorite Young Living Vitality Oil (I like Peppermint)
  • 8oz. Organic Almond Milk
  • 1 TBS Elderberry Syrup (I use this one)
    1 TBS Young Living MindWise
  • 2 Scoops Young Living Balance Complete
  • 2 TBS Cacao Powder (I use this one)
  • 1 banana

Put in liquids then powders. Blend.

Energy

The Nitro, Peppermint, and protein from the Balance Complete not only helps you stay fuller longer, but these are a great combination for giving you a boost first thing in the morning.

Take your Young Living oil-infused Super B vitamin and OmegaGize alongside this for even better results with more bioavailability because they’re oil-infused!

Depending on how early you wake, this can help you hold off on coffee until the better time of 8 a.m. or after when your adrenal glands are able to “wake up.”

Sweet vs Bitter

I liked the taste of this, but my husband wanted a little more sweetness to it.

Put a little honey or maple syrup in to take the edge off if you’d like.

Immune Strength

The ingredients in this breakfast shake are amazing for strengthening your immune system.

It’s a much better start for your body than something like cereal yet takes about the same amount of time to put it together!

Need these Powerful Oils?

Click here to learn more about our over 600 safe and amazing products.

You’ll also want to get on the Essential Rewards program to save money and get the most from your Young Living account! Learn more about Essential Rewards here.

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Safest Dog Shampoo

Mix all ingredients. Wash dog.

It’s THAT simple!

Hattie’s Experience

Toxins, additives, and synthetics in dog food, treats, and care products like dog shampoo are lessening our pets’ lifespans.

When we’re striving to live a toxin-free life, it’s important to remember our K9 friends as well.

Thankfully this doesn’t have to break the bank in order to get great pet care.

Dog Shampoos

While we live by the Furminator with our Siberian Husky, Hattie, we also have to give her a good scrub every now and again.

Thankfully, Young Living gives us an amazing, concentrated option where we can get three safe bottles in one with the AnimalScents Shampoo!

Simply get a foam pump bottle like this one, put a third of the bottle of shampoo in, filling the rest with water.

You can even add a little T-Away in there from our AnimalScents line if you’d like.

This blend will help calm your pup, which is great for dogs like ours, who tend to get stressed during a bath.

Our Husky, Hattie (and I) loved this easy DIY because it was thick enough to lather up in her thick fur, yet there was enough of it to wash her really well twice!

Hattie is a big dog.

She also likes to play in the dirt and mud with our boys and prefers to live outside in most weather, so she was extra filthy.

If you have a smaller dog, mainly inside you could get four or five washes out of this. Maybe more!

Best Part

The best part is knowing there weren’t any synthetic fragrances in either of our dog shampoos that could really harm our sweet pup.

The oils are only from Young Living, so we know they’re 100% safe for her.

Why buy oils anywhere else when Young Living is the only one that meets all of the following criteria: never sprays their plants, never adds synthetic fragrance, only 100% oils.

Get Oils Here

Not getting a 24% discount yet?

Not utilizing the 25% back on top of that with Essential Rewards?

Click here for help. 

This link will also be extremely useful in starting the journey.

Need step-by-step directions? Click here.

Take the very best care of your dog with the only synthetic and pesticide free shampoo with the safest ingredients available.
Take the very best care of your dog with the only synthetic and pesticide free shampoo with the safest ingredients available.

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50 Uses for Thieves Household Cleaner No ratings yet.

New School Clean

Thieves Household Cleaner is the best and most cost-effective way to clean your home.

Long gone are the days of my mama sending me outside to play while she cleaned the house all rubber-gloved up to her elbows.

Now, I joyfully hand the Thieves Household Cleaner to my kids and say, “Let’s clean!”

Strong…in a Good Way

This cleaner literally strengthens the immune system and lungs while you clean.

Where else in this world can you find a safe, strong, yet immune-boosting cleaner for your house? Nowhere!

Thieves Household Cleaner Uses

  1. Fruit flies/gnats
  2. Bleach Alternative DIY
  3. Stainless steel scrub
  4. Safe Clorox-type wipes
  5. Vents
  6. Outlets
  7. Toys
  8. Exercise equipment
  9. Clean your washing machine
  10. Clean blinds
  11. Add to Rainbow Vacuum
  12. Add to power washer
  13. Clean whirlpool tub
  14. Clean your car inside
  15. Removes smells from bathrooms
  16. Jewelry cleaner
  17. Scrubbing paste
  18. Stain remover
  19. All purpose Cleaner
  20. Heavy degreasing
  21. Fruit + Veggie wash
  22. Dishwasher pod DIY
  23. Dishwasher detergent
  24. Laundry detergent
  25. Pots and pans soak
  26. Windows + glass cleaner
  27. Walls
  28. Hardwood floors
  29. Carpet cleaner
  30. Fabric cleaner
  31. Wrinkle release
  32. Mattress cleaner
  33. Laundry pre-treat
  34. Wood furniture cleaner
  35. Granite
  36. Stove
  37. Shower
  38. Sinks
  39. Tub
  40. Toilet
  41. DIY foaming hand soap
  42. Mirrors
  43. Dish soap
  44. Tile and grout scrub
  45. Fridge/freezer deep clean
  46. Disinfect garbage can
  47. Glass sliding door tracks
  48. Mold removal
  49. Pet stains
  50. Furniture polish

Final Thoughts

The amount of money we save every year from this plant-powered cleaner is unbelievable.

Love that we can always clean without ever having to worry about dangerous chemicals.

If you’re needing Thieves Household Cleaner, the best place to start is the Premium Starter Kit and the Essential Rewards program.

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Toxin-Free Mascara No ratings yet.

Toxin-Free Mascara DIY

Ingredients

4tsp aloe vera gel

2tsp coconut oil

1 tsp cosmetic grade beeswax 

1-2 capsules of activated charcoal or cocoa (1/2 tsp)

2 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Lavender, and 1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oils

Clean and empty mascara tubes

1.) Melt coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler (or in a glass over a saucepan).

2.) Add aloe vera gel and activated charcoal or cocoa (charcoal for black/cocoa for brown).

3.) Add essential oils. These will keep your lashes healthy, promote growth, and best of all, keep your mascara fresh!

4.) Pour into empty mascara tubes.

That’s it!

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Toxin-Free Sink Scrub No ratings yet.

Toxin-Free Sink Scrub

A good, toxin-free sink scrub can be such a helpful tool in the kitchen!

It is unsettling how toxic they are!

Thankfully, there’s a simple answer. 

Ingredients:

2 C Baking Soda

2 caps of Thieves Household Cleaner

10 drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil (we only trust Young Living)

Directions:

Mix together in a jar like this one.

Rinse the sink to make sure it’s wet.

Sprinkle in the sink and scrub with a toxin-free sponge. This one is my favorite.

Formulated with the power of Young Living’s Thieves oil blend, you can get a deep clean without dangerous or synthetic ingredients.

Thieves Cleaner also includes the scent of Lemon essential oil for an even more uplifting aroma.

Big Problem

The only “A” rated sink scrub still has so many disturbing synthetic fragrances and fake oils.

Long story short, this is very dangerous for your family.

This is not enough. We demand 100% toxin free.

The Answer

With the Premium Starter Kit, jump start your toxin-free journey with 11 oils, a diffuser, and a packet of Thieves Household Cleaner .

(Need to get a toxin-free starter kit? Click here: Young Living Starter Kit)

Half of that packet (or two caps if you’ve gotten the actual bottle) of liquid gold will do the trick.

The Recipe

Ingredients:

2 C Baking Soda

2 caps of Thieves Household Cleaner

10 drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil (we only trust Young Living)

Directions:

Mix together in a jar like this one.

Rinse the sink to make sure it’s wet.

Sprinkle in the sink and scrub with a toxin-free sponge. This one is my favorite.

Formulated with the power of Young Living’s Thieves oil blend, you can get a deep clean without dangerous or synthetic ingredients.

Thieves Cleaner also includes the scent of Lemon essential oil for an even more uplifting aroma.

About THHC

You’ll love the sweet-and-spicy scent and serious cleaning power of Thieves Household Cleaner.

This all-purpose cleaner can be used on any surface in your home for dusting, spot cleaning, scrubbing, or any other cleaning need.

Wherever you use it, you’ll feel good knowing it’s safe to use around everyone in your family, including pets.

Final Thoughts

This is just one way of many that I have found to use my Thieves Household Cleaner (one of 12, technically!).

I am so forever grateful for our Premium Starter Kit that changed our family’s health for the better.

The sink scrub DIY above is so simple, makes a lot (a little goes a long way), and it’s super-effective!

I like scrubbing it at night after the final load is loaded in the dishwasher, so we can wake to a clean and fresh-smelling kitchen.

Enjoy!

Andrea 🙂

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Facial scrub can be so beneficial-if you’re not destroying your skin with toxins.

Try this DIY to make sure you’re only sloughing off dead skin cells and not damaging your face.

1/2 C baking soda
4 TBS hempseed oil
10 drops of the following:

 Orange essential oil
Bergamot essential oil
Lavender essential oil
5 drops Young Living Cypress essential oil
5 drops Young Living Tea Tree essential oil.

Mix together and store in a glass jar. Make sure to apply gently. Let the scrub do the work!

Top 3 Reasons to Use a Facial Scrub

(If you haven’t gotten your 24% discount on your toxin-free wellness box yet, click here: Young Living Starter Kit)

1.) Removes dead skin and makeup that makeup remover and face wash alone can’t completely wipe away.

2.) With a truly clean face, your moisturizer, oils, acne treatment, etc. will be more effective.

3,) Removes any rough patches to reveal nourished, glowing skin.

Best Place to Start

As yourself the following:

1.) Is your facial scrub on this toxic list? 

2.) Do you have a facial scrub? 

While many on the market have harmful substances in them, don’t lose hope.

Thankfully you have some great options for a clean and safe toxin-free scrub!

Option 1:

Daily Scrub

If you want to scrub daily, you’ll need something extra gentle.

Try this DIY to make sure you’re only sloughing off dead skin cells and not damaging your face.

1/2 C baking soda
4 TBS hempseed oil
10 drops of the following:

 Orange essential oil
Bergamot essential oil
Lavender essential oil
5 drops Young Living Cypress essential oil
5 drops Young Living Tea Tree essential oil.

Mix together and store in a glass jar. Make sure to apply gently. Let the scrub do the work!

You can choose whichever essential oils you need for your particular skin, but I chose these because I have oily skin that is prone to breakouts.

Hempseed oil is the only carrier oil that doesn’t break out my face, and I find that this ratio of baking soda and hempseed keeps the scrub super gentle.

Option 2:

If you’re looking for a scrub 2-3 times per week, this Satin Facial Scrub is where it’s at.

Polish and prep your skin with this naturally derived face scrub.

Made with apricot seed powder,Satin Facial Scrub gently exfoliates your face to lift and remove dry, dead skin cells and reveal bright, even-looking skin.

Use it to start the day or to take the day off; whenever you reach for it, you’ll leave a clean, smooth slate for the next step in your skin care regimen.

This exfoliating scrub was formulated to bring you a natural way to cleanse and reveal glowing, radiant skin.

With a new formula and carefully selected ingredients—including mango butter and raspberry extract, you’ll feel confident adding this gentle face exfoliator to your skin care routine, along with Young Living’s other naturally derived personal care products.

Plus, it has pure Peppermint essential oil for a minty scent and tingly fresh feel.

Option 3:

In store and online options from EWG that are listed as safe can be found here.

Final Thoughts

Choosing skincare products are vital to aging properly and to your overall health.

I love that I can create products like facial scrub using common household products and my Premium Starter Kit.

How to Get Oils and Oil-Infused Products in Your Life

As you read through the blog, you’re likely learning very fast that Young Living Essential Oils have rocketed our family into toxin-free living.

You can read our family’s testimonial and learn more about how to get started with Young Living, click here.

I hope you find these toxin-free options helpful and enjoy the baby-soft face that comes with truly amazing products!

Many Blessings!

Andrea 🙂 

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Welcome to your go-to for DIY recipes that will wipe out the toxins in your home and actually work!

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Healthiest Hand Soaps on the Planet No ratings yet.

Healthiest Hand Soaps on the Planet

Hand soap should be simple, not full of endocrine disruptors.

Today you’ll learn about the healthiest hand soaps on the planet.

Option 1: Pre-made

The “safe” hand soaps at the store are purposefully leaving out a few key pieces of information.

First, that the plant material they’re using was sprayed heavily with pesticides.

Second, they’ve added fragrance.

Those “essential oils” they infused them with are actually just fragrance pretending to be healthy oils.

These soaps are amazing because they’re concentrated! Simply put 1/4 of the mixture into a foaming hand soap bottle. One of these covers just about every sink in the house for us!

You can also get a refill bottle so you never run out!

Option 2: DIY

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Fill dispenser approximately 1/3 of the way with castile soap (if you made the laundry detergent , dish soap, or makeup remover, you already have this!)

2.) Fill the rest (slowly or it gets bubbly really fast) with purified water (we use the water from our reverse osmosis system).

3.) Add 10-15 drops of your essential oil.

The Problem

One winter break, I worked for a company that sold all things smelly-good.

Lotions, candles, soaps.

Now we know better.

In the News

First, CNN reported on chemicals from antibacterial soaps that had been banned.

We pressed on and found cancer causing chemicals lurking in soaps.

The irony isn’t lost on me.

What cleans us on the outside makes us filthy on the inside.

Is Your Soap Harming You?

(If you haven’t gotten your toxin-free toolkit and 24% discount on all nonGMO products that make DIYs like the one below possible yet, click here: Young Living Starter Kit ).

The first step is to understand what toxic is.

Fragrance, synthetics, pesticide-filled.

Thankfully Young Living brings us truly safe products.

Most Trusted Source for the Healthiest Hand Soaps

Our family’s most trusted source is Young Living.

The best part is the 24% discount and 25% back on each purchase!

I absolutely love Thieves Hand Soap!

How to Buy from Young Living

You’ll notice we use Young Living in our home as you read this blog. It has completely changed our life!

If you want to learn more about how to get the best deal, click here.

Final Thoughts on the Healthiest Hand Soaps

With our skin being the biggest way toxins get into our bodies, it is such a relief to know that we can immensely limit our daily intake (and our children’s!) with such simple solutions.

Vote with your dollars!

We can stop companies from selling products that fill our bodies with junk.

Stop the rise of disease.

Make a difference.

My hope is that as more and more of us stop using the toxic products, we can collectively make a change.

We can make a place for our children and grandchildren where their only options are safe ones.

What a beautiful world that would be.

These are the healthiest hand soaps on the planet, and you'll love how cost-effective, safe, and even health boosting they are!

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Toxin-Free Deodorant No ratings yet.


Toxin-Free Deodorant

OLD NEWS: Our deodorant is killing us.

But there actually are options that don’t harm you or leave you stinky!

Option 1: Premade

No matter how safe other companies say they are, if they are spraying the plant material used with pesticides of any kind or adding fragrance, you’re not any healthier than you were before.

Thankfully, Young Living offers multiple deodorant bars for you to use.

I particularly like using my Essential Rewards/Loyalty points to get it for free!

Option 2: DIY

INGREDIENTS:

From onemomandablog.com:

2 4oz Canning Jars

1/4 C Baking Soda

1/4 C Organic Arrowroot Powder or Non-gmo Cornstarch

4 TBS Organic Coconut Oil

1 TBS Organic Shea Butter

12 drops Thieves Blend Essential Oil (OR Peppermint)

12 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Mix baking soda and arrowroot powder

2.) Melt coconut oil and shea butter. Add in to the baking soda and arrowroot powder mixture

3.) Add in essential oils and stir until incorporated

It will be runny. It will solidify eventually, but to speed up the process, feel free to put it in the refrigerator for about a half an hour.

Apply with fingers after showering.

Answers

No toxins. Works amazingly well. Keeps sweating to a minimum.

(If you haven’t gotten your toxin-free toolkit and 24% discount that makes DIYs like this possible yet, click here: Young Living Starter Kit )

The best part? You know every ingredient!

Before I can give you the good news, you know I have to break your heart just a little bit.

If it’s from anywhere other than Young Living, you’re dealing with pesticides, synthetics, and fragrance–all recipes for hormonal disaster

What deodorant are you wearing?

What are you letting your teens wear?

How are we setting up their (and our) future health?

Do you see yours on this list? I did!

AXE–I taught middle school and have basically tasted this in the air it hangs so heavily there by the lockers between classes.

I’m not surprised to see it listed as something we need to beware of putting on our growing children.

Now that we see where greed has gotten the consumer, let’s decide instead of anger, we will fight back with taking our business elsewhere.

Note:

If you made the Dishwasher DetergentLaundry Detergent, Fabric Softener, Lip Balm or Makeup Remover, you already have most of your ingredients!

Want to know how to go toxin-free using essential oils? Click here!
Enjoy!

Want to know how to live toxin free? Click here!

This toxin-free deodorant DIY and the amazing options from Young Living will make natural deodorant shopping a cinch!

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Toxin-Free DIshwasher Detergent

Once upon a time, I thought there would never be a dishwasher detergent that actually got my dishes clean.

You know…company-is-coming-over -this-is-not-a-drill clean detergent.

Before we get too far into the story, I’m assuming you’re here for the DIY, so look no further!

Silicone ice cube trays with lid

1 1/2 C Washing Soda

1 C Citric Acid

1/2 C Baking Soda

1/2 C Sea Salt

2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner

20 drops NonGMO Grapefruit essential oil

Add all ingredients in a bowl and stir well.

When you add the Household Cleaner, add a small amount at a time and stir quickly.

It will start to foam up, but that’s okay. Keep stirring.

Then, press the mixture into silicone ice trays with lids.

HELPFUL HINT: Use 1/4 C Vinegar and 10 drops Young Living Lemon essential oil as your rinse aid!

Problem…Unsolved

I had switched to “Green” brands thinking this would fix things.

Nope.

White, filmy nastiness that was embarrassing to get out of the cupboard.

Strong smells still. Rewashing every dish by hand, which you know I don’t like doing.

My new “safe” ones were listed as toxic!

I felt defeated.

In that moment, I heard every person who ever said, “Everything gives you cancer anymore. Just get what works…”

But there was hope!

Finally. Answers!

Option 1:

(If you haven’t gotten your toxin-free wellness kit yet, click here: Young Living Starter Kit)

Every couple months, I throw this simple recipe together. It’s my favorite by far.

One cube per load does the trick!

What you need (each is a link to my favorite, tried and true supplies!):

Silicone ice cube trays with lid

1 1/2 C Washing Soda

1 C Citric Acid

1/2 C Baking Soda

1/2 C Sea Salt

2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner

20 drops NonGMO Grapefruit essential oil

Add all ingredients in a bowl and stir well.

When you add the Household Cleaner, add a small amount at a time and stir quickly.

It will start to foam up, but that’s okay. Keep stirring.

Then, press the mixture into silicone ice trays with lids.

HELPFUL HINT: Use 1/4 C Vinegar and 10 drops Young Living Lemon essential oil as your rinse aid!

Option 2:

If you’ve never met the power of Thieves, you’ll be amazed at all it can do.

Because we love Thieves as an immunity booster in our house, we weren’t surprised when we learned it was in their amazing Dishwasher Detergent.

Option 3:

I recently learned that a capful of Thieves Household Cleaner works great in the dishwasher, and it’s true!

That makes 11 toxin-filled bottles I have ditched for this one cleaner!

How to Get Oils and Oil-Infused Products in Your Life

As you read through the blog, you’re likely learning very fast that Young Living Essential Oils have rocketed our family into toxin-free living.

How to Get Essential Oils

You can read our family’s testimonial and learn more about how to get started with Young Living, click here.

Final Thoughts

It doesn’t have to be confusing and frustrating to find a way to conveniently clean your dishes!

You have options, my friend.

Clean, safe, toxin-free options!

Many Blessings!

~Andrea 

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Top 2 Safest Dish Soaps

The soap you use on your dishes matters, so we have found the top 2 safest dish soaps for your health.

Simple Answers

Your hands are covered in the soap you choose.

The food you eat sits on the dishes meaning your family ingests all the chemicals store soaps leave behind.

Thankfully, you have options!

(If you haven’t gotten your toxin-free wellness kit yet, click here: Young Living Starter Kit)

Option 1: Trusted Source

My all-time favorite trusted source for all things non-toxic is Young Living. 

Their Thieves Dish Soap is strong but safe.

The best part is that it is super concentrated, so it lasts a good while.

You’ll love how it attacks grease and leaves your dishes a true clean.

Option 2: My Favorite DIY

This recipe is fast to make, and it works so well that I love having the ingredients on hand for any time I run out of Thieves Dish Soap!

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients and fill the rest with water.
  2. Add a foam top to your canning jar to stretch this.

Final Thoughts

It’s a great feeling.

Watching our boys drink from water bottles cleaned in safe soap, eating their meals from dishes I know are truly clean, but I shudder at what I’ve put into our bodies over the years.

I’m so grateful for so many safe options, especially with how well the Young Living and DIY work!

I hope this has helped you create toxin-free dishes stress free!

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These top 2 safest dish soaps will be working for your health, not against it like all other soap options on the market today.
These top 2 safest dish soaps will be working for your health, not against it like all other soap options on the market today.
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Toxin-Free Laundry Detergent

Toxin-free laundry detergent is a key component to your family’s health.

Unfortunately neither the store nor the specialty “safe” detergents can give you a true, healthy option.

Let’s jump right into the DIY that saves our family a ton each month!

Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent

INGREDIENTS:

2 gallons of hot water (not boiling, just hot from the tap)

1/2 C Super Washing Soda

1/2 C Baking Soda (great way to get more use from what you bought if you made the  fabric softener)

1/2C Thieves Laundry Detergent

20 drops Essential Oils (lavender is our favorite)

2.5-Gallon Jar

Procedure:

1.) Add 1/2 C Super Washing Soda to your 2.5 Gallon Jar.

Pour in enough of the hot water to be able to dissolve and stir.

2.) Pour in 1/2 C baking soda and stir to dissolve

3.) Fill bucket with the rest of the hot water. You must do this before step 4 or your mixture will be super bubbly.

4.) Add in 1/2 C Thieves Laundry Detergent and stir gently

Pour 1/3 C then pour into your washing machine or detergent drawer.

If you see some of it settling over time, that’s okay! Just stir before use. It will break up in the wash. We have used this successfully in both a regular washer as well as an HE.

Grateful

Wasn’t it odd that something in the store made to smell great made me nauseous?

I guess because of this, I wasn’t too surprised to find how dangerous they are.

The worst part?

Some of the most common brands that scored an “F” on the ewg.org scale are made for babies.

Babies!

Brand new respiratory systems, hearts, brains all developing while snuggled in toxins.

The cherry on top? They charge an unsightly amount for 90 loads, call it “Free and Clear,” and even concentrate it to give it to us in tiny little bottles.(You’ll find Fabric Softener does the same thing).

Top Offenders

Like me, you’ll probably find your detergent doesn’t fit into your healthy lifestyle, either. Check it out:

Ewg.org Laundry List

Take Babyganics for instance. The word “baby” is right in it!

Fragrance Free? White bottle? Well played, Babyganics.

And how about Dreft!?

The detergent we’re supposed to wash all our newborn clothes in before the baby arrives to avoid allergic reactions to detergents that also scored an “F”…what??

Even the words “Green” lead the consumer to be confused thinking we’re paying extra for something great, when in fact, we simply are not.

Option 1: Top Pick

The top pick outside of DIY is the only brand I can always trust.

Thieves Laundry Detergent packs a serious punch with the amazing power of Thieves essential oil blend!

Option 2: My Favorite DIY

If you’ve got five minutes (yes, it literally takes only five minutes…or less!), you can have chemical-free laundry detergent that works great and leaves your clothes feeling good, too.

For only around $3 per month!

At a fraction of the cost, this is a quick and easy way to not only save on the budget, but also save your family from breathing in toxins. (Find the companion Fabric Softener here).

Get Essential Oils to Jumpstart Toxin-Free Living!

You’ll find Young Living products all over this blog because I believe in them and the quality that only Young Living offers.

I know their products will not be altered in a way that will ever harm my family, and we love what the oils have done for our family’s health.

Learn more about the best way to get started with oils by clicking here. 

Final Thoughts

It’s a good feeling to know this is one more way I can love my family and take care of their health.

After facing childhood cancer in our home, we know the reality of how sick the toxins lurking in the grocery aisles are making our world.

We find peace of mind in this simple switch.

It’s a little different.

It’s a lot less overpowering in smell, but those changes are so unbelievably worth the health of our family.

A toxin-free laundry detergent is key for your family's health, and these two are simple, affordable and the best you can get!
 

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