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!

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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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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!

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

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!

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

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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

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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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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!

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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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Best Home Health Makeover EVER

BEST Home Health Makeover EVER

The best home health makeover ever is with Young Living’s Thieves Starter Kit.

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Why?

Young Living never sprays pesticides on their plant material.

They never use synthetics in their over 600 lifestyle products.

No one else can make both of these claims.

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What’s in the Thieves Starter Kit?

  • Thieves® 15-ml (Immune and respiratory BOOST!)

A dietary supplement, Thieves Vitality is a powerful essential oil blend.

It may help support healthy immune function and contribute to wellness.

Thieves® AromaBright™ Toothpaste (safest toothpaste)

Free from fluoride, synthetic dyes, and preservatives.

This essential oil toothpaste boasts a minty-fresh flavor for long-lasting fresh breath.

Thieves® Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash (safest mouthwash)

Formulated with naturally derived ingredients.

Thieves mouthwash is effective.

It doesn’t using alcohol, synthetic dyes, or artificial flavors.

2 Thieves® Household Cleaner (safest cleaner; read here to see 50 of my favorite uses)

Combines naturally derived, plant-based ingredients.

Thieves Cleaner provides exceptional home cleaning and purifying power.

2 Thieves® Foaming Hand Soaps (safest soap)

An effective alternative to soaps that have synthetic chemicals.

2 Thieves® Spray

Thieves Spray is a portable cleaning spray.

This is ideal for purifying small surfaces.

It can be used on doorknobs, handles, toilet seats, and more.

3 Thieves® Hand Sanitizer

Get clean hands anytime, anywhere with Thieves® Waterless Hand Sanitizer.

Thanks to its compact size, it’s great for work and travel.

It is the only hand sanitizer without harmful ingredients.

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Stress Away™ 5-ml (proactively handle stress)

This essential oil blend is a distinct mix of vanilla and Lime.

It includes the following:

-Copaiba

-Lavender,

-Cedarwood

The blend creates a natural calm you’ll love.

AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment

Turn any oil bottle into a roller bottle for convenience and to stretch your oils!

These fit on top of both 5mL and 15mL bottles.

We love reusing our old essential oil bottles this way!

Thieves® Mints

No artificial sweeteners, dyes, or preservatives.

Thieves Mints are a choice you can feel good about.

Created with Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend.

Thieves Mints come in a small container, so it’s great to take on the go!

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2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples

Infused with Lemon, Orange, Yuzu, and Tangerine essential oils.

NingXia Red is a delicious daily supplement.

It includes juices and extracts from superfruits.

These include aronia, plum, blueberry, pomegranate, and Ningxia wolfberries.

This delicious supplement packs a big punch.

It supports eye health, cellular function, and energy levels.

Only 2–4 ounces twice daily to support overall wellness.

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A magazine full of tips, recipes, and articles to help you get a jump start.

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What You Get From Me

  • Essential Oils Reference Guide app gifted
  • Facebook education group
  • Facebook testimonial group (with thousand of success stories)
  • Classes either in-person or online depending on distance
  • Monthly mailing with recipe card and letter
  • Monthly email with tips and tricks

GET STARTED HERE

Get your Thieves Starter Kit here.

PRO TIP: First learn more about how we save over $2,000 each year!

Compared to shopping in-store, the Essential Rewards program is amazing!

Read about it here!

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We've gathered up our most useful top ten  natural living must haves so you can make your switch to safer living safe and simple.

Top 10 Natural Living Must Haves

Make the switch to healthy living super simple with these top 10 natural living must haves!

It seems like everyone is going toward safer ingredients these days, but which products are actually worth your money?

These ten definitely hit the mark.

1. Premium Starter Kit + Essential Rewards: Young Living

This is an obvious one, but so necessary it’s at the very top of our list.

No one else offers both synthetic and pesticide-free living.

With over 600 lifestyle products to choose from, you’re getting way more than just essential oils.

Plus, Young Living is concentrated, so it’s like buying in bulk and makes your wallet very happy.

Finally, the Essential Rewards program makes this lifestyle even more financially freeing!

2. Lead-Free Glassware

Ditch those plastic storage bins faster than you ditched candles, y’all!

Petrochemicals leech into your food and harm your body.

It’s easier to find lead-free glassware than you think.

Find our favorite food storage here.

Get our favorite glasses here.

See our favorite dishes here.

Discover our favorite straws here.

Fall in love with our favorite mixing bowls here.

3. Toaster Oven

Kick the microwave to the curb and fast!

The toaster oven (like this one) takes a bit longer, but seems like it’s done in no time once it’s a part of your routine.

Who wants to destroy all the good nutrients in your food and harm your body with extra radiation when you could have leftovers that taste just like dinner last night?

Toaster oven bonus?

Cook, warm, toast…all in one!

4. Outlet Timer for WiFi Router

Adults and children alike are overexposed to radiation from phones, tablets, computers, and WiFi.

This simple timer will allow your family to have the WiFi shut off at a certain time before bed and will turn back on when you need it in the morning or afternoon.

We noticed a huge difference in how the entire family slept without WiFi on all night.

Home all day?

You can still turn it off and on as needed!

5. Blue Light Blockers

With all the time we spend looking at blue light, research is finding our eyes are deteriorating faster than any other generation before us.

Blue light blocking glasses like these for adults and these for kids are super helpful as well as Young Living’s IlluminEyes supplement and NingXia Red!

6. Glass Kettle

I love coffee and tea.

A glass kettle like this one keeps me from ever needing a harmful microwave to warm my water.

Even better, you can avoid drinking petrochemicals from heated plastic coffee makers with a Chemex coffee maker instead.

You can also have richer coffee with a Bur grinder, and avoid bleached coffee filters with this reusable filter.

7. Ceramic Neti Pot

I have a love-hate relationship with my Neti Pot, but I cannot deny the power in it!

I’m sure you’ve heard of some of the dangers of Neti Potting because of our water nowadays.

The glass kettle in number six is a sure way to make sure you have good, boiled water, but suggestion number eight will be even more important.

Just make sure you let it cool down for a long time before you use it!

8. Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration

Have you ever tested your water?

Like, really tested it?

I was shocked when we did our testing.

Our super high filtration system was not that helpful.

Drinking from filtered refrigerators was like drinking tap.

Drinking from the tap…well…not good, friends. Not good at all.

Ideally, a whole home reverse osmosis is best because of how much exposure we have with showering and hand washing.

If that’s out of your price range, a much more doable option is an under-the-sink reverse osmosis with these shower head attachments.

9. Clean Up Your Cleaners

It’s no surprise to learn that household cleaners are seriously dangerous.

Like, reports of holes burned in the esophagus, asthma, and lowered immune system bad.

Why not save yourself a ton of money and health issues?

The best way to do this is to get a refillable mop and the Thieves line.

The Thieves Household Cleaner on its own makes 29 spray bottles just from the one concentrated bottle.

This is the only cleaner in our home.

It kills 99.96% of germs.

Yes, you can use it on all surfaces.

And oh, yes. It smells like Christmas.

10. Clean Your Air

Diffusers are everywhere, but why is using them alongside the only safe essential oils so important?

  • Every hour a candle burned = one cigarette smoked to your lungs
  • Essential oils are only required to have 5% oil in the bottle
  • Young Living is the ONLY company not spraying their plants with pesticides (think Round-Up in your veins within 26 seconds of touching your skin)

If you choose this to make your house smell like home, you’re not only ditching seriously harmful fragrances.

With Young Living in your diffuser of choice, you’re also building your immune system, supporting your mood, memory, bones, cardiovascular health, and more!

Final Thoughts

A safe lifestyle takes a little time to step into, but it’s the best thing you can do for both you and for four generations beyond your own.

You have to protect your family, and thanks to this list, you’ve got a great start.

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If you've been thinking to yourself, "I have my starter kit, now what?" after getting your start with Young Living, here's the next step.

I Have My Young Living Starter Kit, Now What?

If you’re thinking to yourself, “I have my Young Living Starter Kit, so now what?” you’re in the right place!

A few easy steps to success are up ahead!

Step 1: Get Connected

The way Young Living works is by word of mouth.

Some of us love this way of life so much that we tell everyone we know and help you all along for the ride.

Get connected with what we call your “upline leader” and go to classes both online and in person.

Scroll through their Facebook group to learn something new to apply each day (or week-go at your pace!) that’s easy to add to your life.

If you don’t know who your upline is or where their education group is, ask the person who helped you get started.

Get a Reference Guide

I gift the Essential Oils Reference Guide app to each person who gets their kit because it makes life so simple!

Look up what your new oils can do.

Find what oils you need for a certain issue.

I love how empowering this app is for all new oilers!

Just Use Them!

Put them on.

You won’t do it wrong.

I promise.

Diffuse them.

Use three or four drops in the diffuser.

Use them, and then use them some more.

Consistency creates a new habit and a healthy home in this case!

Plan Ahead

Essential Rewards is basically the best things since sliced bread, y’all.

Our family saves SO much more with the Young Living lifestyle compared to shopping in store, it’s unreal.

So, use posts like this, your reference guide, or an iTovi scanner (learn more about them here) to create a list of needs in your home.

Ditch-n-Switch

If you signed up for Young Living because you thought a few natural remedies here and there would be great, guess again!

You get SO MUCH MORE than that!

We ditch the bandaid mentality and switch to a wellness and proactive way of thinking!

Let me just save you lots of time here.

Everything in your house that isn’t Young Living isn’t safe at its core.

How do I know?

Because everyone but Young Living puts one or both of the following in their products: pesticides (they spray their plant material) or synthetics (your body is real and doesn’t handle these well).

Go around the house and create a list of all the products in your home and seek out the Young Living product that will let you get rid of it for good.

Or, if you’re in my wonderful tribe of oilers on Facebook, you can use our cheat sheet in the files section!

Final Thoughts

This lifestyle should be simpler and less expensive.

If you aren’t finding this to be true, talk to your upline about diluting (our products are highly concentrated and like buying in bulk), Essential Rewards, and even a DIY here and there.

This is a hugely rewarding lifestyle that comes with a little learning curve, but one that is simple to navigate if you’ve got a great group to learn alongside!

Need a Tribe?

We’d love to have you!

Get your Premium Starter Kit here.

Ask questions to me directly at andrea@graceblossoms.com.

We’ll take you under our wing and help you learn the ropes!

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With essential oil companies popping up left and right, here's how to spot a fake, and here's who's always got your back.

Essential Oil Key Info: Before You Buy

With essential oil companies popping up all over the place, there are a few things you should know first.

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1. The 26 Second Rule

Anything on your skin is in your bloodstream within 26 seconds.

Yes, this means it alters your DNA.

2. The 5% Law

One more thing before we get into the nitty gritty here.

The law only requires FIVE PERCENT of what is in an essential oils bottle to be actual oil from the plant.

This five percent bottle can be called “pure” and “therapeutic.”

Keep reading to find out what the other 95% is.

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3. Organic Confusion

As consumers we generally see organic as safest, but that is hardly the case when it comes to essential oils.

The 5% law means that the “organic” oils you see on the shelf are packed full of synthetics and fragrance for highest profit.

Your body, very real and non-synthetic cannot handle fragrance or fake stuff, so every little cell in your body freaks out. Not good.

4. Pesticides Matter

Both inorganic and organic pesticides are still just that: pesticide.

And you do NOT want pesticides in your bloodstream.

There is only one company who never sprays their plants, and that’s Young Living.

Want proof?

You’re welcome on any farm, anywhere in the world, any day of the week.

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5. Other Factors

I could go on forever about how Young Living is the only first distillation, zero pesticide, zero synthetics, and zero fragrance company and why all that matters.

However, it really comes down to pesticides.

They’re a big factor when it comes to the crazy-huge rise in disease, and it has to be stopped.

6. One-Stop Shop

Young Living has over 600 lifestyle products all bearing the Seed-to-Seal promise.

Zero junk. 100% oil in every single bottle–whether that’s chapstick, body wash, deodorant, CBD or anything in-between.

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7. Your Vote Matters

When you buy from Young Living only for every cleaning, personal care, and supplement need, you’re saying to the rest of the world, “This is our demand. Real, body-helping products. Or you don’t see a dime.”

8. Less Expensive than In-Store

Young Living is less expensive despite the sticker shock much like when you’re at Costco or Sams for the first time seeing how much bulk costs.

Young Living is simply buying in bulk.

Because of this, I can get 29 household cleaners for $22.

300 times I’ve rid of fever for $21.

Not too shabby considering the store comes nowhere near these prices.

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9. Start Today

The way Young Living works is simple:

  • Choose your wholesale kit (priced $35 and up–click HERE)
  • Choose Essential Rewards for max benefit (read more about it here)
  • Click “accept” when I add you to our education group and become a part of our tribe. We learn together–you’re never alone. It’s amazing!
  • Accept the free reference guide app I send to you, so you know what to use when making the start of this journey SO EASY!

10. Questions?

Email me anytime at andrea@graceblossoms.com.

I would so love to chat oils and healthy living with you.

Our family has been toxin-free for three-and-a-half years as I write this in February of 2020.

All in an effort to stop disease in its tracks, feel better, and keep our six-year-old from relapsing (childhood cancer).

I teach Young Living because I have researched like crazy and cannot find anything else that matches Young Living’s purity, cost, and efficacy.

I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your needs!

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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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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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Sensitive Skin?

For years I was told I had sensitive skin.

Sensitive to what?

They couldn’t tell me.

I was just “born with it,” docs guessed.

Also on the guessing board was that I must just be “prone” to things like acne, yeast infections, rashes, and dry, itchy skin.

I was also told I had oily skin and an oily scalp.

You can see where I’d be a little confused.

The Push

The more I pressed with the question, “...but why?” I only found hard pushback.

Then, at the start of my oily journey, I’d ask if my docs thought I might find some relief looking for the root problem.

No, there’s no way to tell. Until we can learn more about ___(enter issue here)___, here’s a script for ___(insert medicine, antibiotic, cream, etc)___here.”

However, no matter how many of those prescriptions I filled over the next two decades, I’d never even get close to getting better.

In fact, I was getting worse each year.

Empowered

As I steeped myself further into the Young Living community, I read more and more testimonials about people overcoming their sensitive skin when ditching all their products and switching to Young Living’s toxin-free options.

This interested me for a few reasons:

1.) I’d already ditched all dyes, fragrances, and went organic but still had major issues.

2.) I had this new Essential Rewards thing that could help.

3.) I really had no other choice or help.

A Fresh Start

The decision was made to ditch all of my products by taking advantage of the Essential Rewards program.

So, I made a list of what all I needed.

I actually had the entire house plus husband and kid products on this list, but for the sake of the topic of sensitive skin, that part looked a little something like this:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Face Wash
  • Facial scrub
  • Toothpaste/Mouthwash/Floss
  • Moisturizer
  • Toner
  • Makeup (this one particularly freaked me out)
  • Body Wash
  • Shaving lotion/foam
  • Deodorant (also scary to switch)
  • Heat protectant for my 3,000 pounds of hair
  • Lotion (I prefer body cream)
  • Laundry Detergent (assuming since all my clothes are touching my skin, this made sense to me)

Blessing in Young Living

I knew Young Living was supposed to be safe, but I looked up the ingredients anyway.

I couldn’t find anything that would harm me.

In fact, they were the only company I could find who didn’t spray their plants, hand-weeded, and didn’t add anything synthetic to their products, so all systems were a go for Essential Rewards!

Steve (the hubby) and I decided on our budget, figured out which of the products we could stretch (mostly all, as they’re super concentrated), and started in on building a new home like we’d done years ago, but this time we’d do it right.

Results

When you don’t have the budget to buy every single thing in one fell swoop, your rise to normal is a slow progression.

Because of that, I just got used to feeling better without any of my prior symptoms returning.

It didn’t seem like anything miraculous when you’re not exactly in a stage of life where you can focus on yourself, either. Two little boys, a full-time job, friends, family…you get it.

Until one day, years later, I realized just how much better we had become.

Air BNB

Last year, for our ten year wedding anniversary, we took a trip to Boston and stayed at Cape Cod.

We had the cutest little beach house, and it was perfect, except for one thing: the second we walked in the house, we threw the windows open, put all their products under the sink, and after knocking down the intense fake fragrance smell, ran the diffuser like crazy.

We used the towels provided in our Air BNB, and I immediately smelled toxic laundry detergent/fabric softener.

I was nervous, but without any other option, I did what I had to do.

After two days, my skin was itchy, I felt all the symptoms of a yeast infection coming on, and my nose was stuffy.

I was using all of our own non-toxic products.

The only difference was the fragrance in the air and synthetic junk in our towels and sheets.

I had the hardest time sleeping on those sheets and woke well before sunrise just to get out of the bed and away from that intense headache-making smell.

Grateful for Fake Sensitivity

I realized how good I had it with Young Living’s toxin-free lifestyle that weekend.

I can’t believe what a huge shift it was in just a day or two.

Weirdly, I’m glad I had to go back to my old life for just a couple of days.

It hit home even more why my purpose for writing, teaching, and sharing the Young Living lifestyle matters so much.

It further lit my fire to bring this to you every day.

Fight for Your Family

When you’re ready to fight for your family, too, click here.

This will get you started.

I suggest the Desert Mist Premium Starter Kit with Essential Rewards.

The Desert Mist runs up to 10 hours, the Premium Starter Kit will let you ditch all your synthetic fragrances, and Essential Rewards will ensure you get $10 back for this great decision and money back each month as well.

Here are some ideas for what to order in your first months on Essential Rewards.

With your kit, I’ll send you an Essential Oils Reference Guide , and with your permission I’ll add you to our online community of learners where you’ll have access to tons of free resources, education, and like-minded friends learning just like you!

Like always, please email me at andrea@graceblossoms.com for help!

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Young Living Will be Your New BFF

Young Living is a 25 year company, who has over 600 toxin-free and pesticide-free products.

These products will change your life in ten major ways, leaving you feeling like you’ve just met your new best friend.

Here are ten reasons (though this only scratches the surface) of why Young Living Essential Oils company will be your new very best friend.

1. Stress

Stress comes in many shapes and sizes.

It can easily ruin a day, week, month, or year.

But it doesn’t have to.

Pop a roller fitment on top of your Stress Away bottle from the Premium Starter Kit, and you’ll find yourself melting into a calmer version of yourself.

Why?

It’s science, of course!

Simply put, smell goes to the spot where emotions are handled in your brain.

Certain smells (like the Lime, Vanilla, and Lavender in Stress Away), tell your brain, “chill out, friend…you got this.”

2. Cleaning

Okay…no one likes to clean, so why make it complicated with a bunch of cleaners all over your house that don’t even disinfect?

Hard pass!

Grab your ONE bottle that does it ALL: Thieves Household Cleaner!

Read here for FIFTY ways I use this bottle of magic.

3. Digestion

You’ve just had lunch with some friends and your stomach isn’t happy with your choices.

Or…

The meeting you’re in ran much later than you thought and your stomach is trying to attack you for ignoring it for so long…and getting louder by the minute!

Or…

“Mama, Daddy! My tummy hurts!”

Such an easy solution: DiGize from the Premium Starter Kit or the KidScents version, TummyGize.

To knock down the DiGize-y smell, carry a rollerbottle with 10 drops DiGize, 5 drops Peppermint (also in the starter kit), and fill the rest with carrier oil.

Make life much simpler when you pop a roller fitment on top of the TummyGize and keep it in the kids’ bathroom!

Your tummy will soothe faster than you’ve ever experienced, and you’ll feel much better!

4. Immunity

Our old life before Young Living was just a crapshoot.

My goodness. We just sat around waiting for when we might get sick again.

Such a silly way to live!

Now, we have preventative and active measures to get us through whatever illness might come along.

We have been successful in using oils like Thieves from the Premium Starter Kit, ImmuPower, and Inner Defense to kick the sick without gut-harming, liver-harming, brain-harming over-the-counters and prescriptions!

In fact, our family hasn’t had one of those in the house for years!

Even better: our over-the-counter medicine cabinet expired!

5. Energy

No, not the fake, from a can or pouch, synthetic, on-the-run type energy.

We’re talking real, from the inside, “I feel better because I am better” energy.

Adopting the Young Living lifestyle means you’re kicking out the fake fragrances and synthetic dyes and ingredients that bog you down.

Add in our NingXia Red antioxidant drink with a drop of brain, focus, and energy-boosting Peppermint (all in the Premium Starter Kit), and you’re on your way!

I’m a girl in love with her coffee (especially with a drop of immune-boosting Cinnamon Bark oil in it!), but we know coffee is only a temporary fix.

What we really need is ongoing energy, so we can snuggle up around that cup of joe but not become dependent upon him. That’s just not a healthy relationship, Joe. No offense. 🙂

6. Skin

Toxins, especially those floating around in every other product other than Young Living, are a huge reason for premature aging!

Drink water (especially with a drop of Lemon from the Premium Starter Kit!) to boost your skin’s cell turnover, and fill your Essential Rewards order with the ART line of premier skin care or the beloved Orange Blossom line that’s sure to be amazing for even the most sensitive skin.

And speaking of sensitive skin…I was told I had it.

Nope.

My body was simply rejecting the synthetics in all the products I was using before Young Living.

Post Young Living: not an irritation in sight.

One of the best things about sharing Young Living are the skin testimonials.

Especially my friends who have such powerful stories of ridding their kids’ eczema and other rashes and skin conditions. WOO!

7. Sleep

Guess what interrupts sleep?

You guessed it: toxins.

Synthetic fragrance (AKA fake hormones) mess with your body’s ability to regulate so many of the factors it takes to not only fall asleep and stay asleep but also to have good, quality rest!

Along with the toxin-free lifestyle and oils like Lavender, Cedarwood, and supplements like SleepEssence, Young Living also offers you the safest CBD isolate on the planet. No chemicals. No pesticides. Lots of good, quality, sleep!

BONUS: great sleep=more energy!!

You can learn more about CBD here.

8. Focus

Before Young Living I didn’t even realize how foggy my brain was!

Adding brain-health support like MindWise, NingXia Red, and ridding our family of the bioaccumulation from fluoride that harmed our brains with our Thieves oral care, I now feel more clear-minded that I ever have before!

Click here to learn how the Thieves Oral Care line saved my mouth!

9. Mental Health

We shout it from the rooftops to normalize mental health in mainstream media, but what no one seems to realize is that this is only half the problem.

We need real tools to save our mental and emotional health, and we need it now!

The toxin-free lifestyle is the biggest relief you can offer anyone with anxiety, depression, or any other mental and emotional health issues.

From there, you can tap back into that science I was talking about before and do things like the Memory Release technique (click here to read about it) and just simply breathing in certain oils that reroute your brain to literally think and feel better.

This is what we strive for in prescriptions, but our perfect, pesticide-free oils have zero side effects.

It’s been amazing to hear the testimonials of people who have used oil blends like Release, and our CBD oils to regain control of their mental and emotional health.

10. Whole Family Love

Last but certainly not least, Young Living’s 25 years of experience has something for every single person in your family.

From everything I mentioned above to our Seedlings line for babies, KidScents line for littles, AnimalScents for our fur babies, and even serious nutritional support for every age, Young Living offers you a lifestyle like no one else.

The best part is that with the Essential Rewards program, we find we’ve saved thousands every year we’ve taken advantage of this new lifestyle.

We are forever grateful to Young Living for Gary’s vision of Purpose over Profit.

Get Started in the Young Living Lifestyle

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!

Here are ten reasons (though this only scratches the surface) of why Young Living Essential Oils company will be your new very best friend.

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Simple Switches = Clean Kitchen

The biggest myth about toxin-free living in the kitchen is that it has to be complicated and expensive.

That couldn’t be further from the truth, friend!

A quick guide for how to dig into the heart of your home and get rid of any pesticides and synethtics lurking, so you can create a truly safe kitchen.

Dishes

Eating hormone and organ-harming chemicals for dinner?

Here’s what dishes need in a soap: grease-cutting, low in cost, yet safe.

ANSWER: Thieves Dishwasher Detergent and Dish Soap!

These are both concentrated, which means you are buying in bulk but in a small bottle.

They work great and are absolutely safe for your family!

The best part: Young Living never sprays the plants that go into your bottles of oils or oil-infused products.

That makes Young Living’s products one of a kind!

Surfaces

Sink, counters, cabinets, faucets, windows, stove, oven, and floor.

It’s no longer necessary to have 8 cleaners just for the kitchen.

Friend, you only need ONE!!

ANSWER: Thieves Household Cleaner!

29 servings in one bottle makes this cleaner super cost-friendly and again, buying in bulk with only a small bottle.

This cleaner has been proven to kill 99.96% of germs all while boosting your immune and respiratory systems.

There’s no other option for cleaning that does this for you.

Love this cleaner!

Read here for 50 ways to use Thieves Household Cleaner.

Fruit & Veggie Wash

I used to believe it wasn’t necessary to wash my organic produce.

A little dirt never hurt, right?

Then I learned about pesticides and gassing on our organic produce, and it no longer made any sense to give my kids fruits and veggies with only a rinse.

ANSWER: Thieves Fruit & Veggie Wash!

One capful is all it takes.

That means this little bottle will last you a good while!

Cozy Heart of the Home

The kitchen is the heart of your home, and because that’s where people tend to gather, we want it to smell great.

However, we refuse to use synthetic smells or dangerous wax melts, candles, or plug-ins to do it!

Getting a diffuser and filling it with something like Lemon, Lavender, or Citrus Fresh are great in the kitchen.

Or if you’re going for more cozy fall smells, you can diffuser Thieves, Cinnamon Bark, or Orange.

One of my current favorites is Sacred Frankincense and Pine!

Thieves Oil Blend

Finally, keeping Thieves Oil Blend in the kitchen is essential!

One drop in honey, Elderberry Syrup, or NingXia will serve as both a preventative that builds your body to be stronger and healthier as well as a great defense against illness.

Our family has used Thieves to knock out strep, ear infections, pink eye, sore throat, cough, colds, and viruses.

This blend is so amazing that we never go without it and make sure it’s on every single Essential Rewards order, so we always have what we need!

Simple Way to Start

A quick guide for how to dig into the heart of your home and get rid of any pesticides and synethtics lurking, so you can create a truly safe kitchen.

The Thieves Premium Starter Kit is a fantastic way to make your switch to clean living simple.

I love how I can start in the kitchen and move room to room around the house until we’re harsh chemical-free.

It’s such a great and cost-saving rotation with Essential Rewards!

You’ll get what you need for each room and build your wellness arsenal.

It lasts a good long while, so you’ll save a ton!

Get Your Start

This will help you get started : click 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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