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Traveling During Cold and Flu Season
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.

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.


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.


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.

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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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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


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


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.


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 scale are made for 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: 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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