Best Essential Oils for Sleep No ratings yet.

Best Essential Oils for Sleep

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

Why are they so effective?

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

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

Anxiety + Depression

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

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

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

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

Stress

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

That leads to my eyes wide open for hours.

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

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

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

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

For Children

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

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

Here are some of our favorite sleep tips for children:

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

How to Get This Goodness in Your Life!

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 Ways Young Living is a Less Expensive Lifestyle

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

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

1. Concentrated

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

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

Most every single product is highly concentrated.

Just take a look at some comparisons:

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

2. No More Over-the-Counters

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

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

Comparison shop here:

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

3. Ditching Co-Pays + Prescriptions

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

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

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

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

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

We take care of things with our oily arsenal.

They’re gone faster.

They show up less.

We just feel…better.

How has this been the less expensive lifestyle all along?

Why didn’t someone tell us?

4. 25% Back + Free Shipping + Promos

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

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

Then at that $100 order getting free shipping?

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

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

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

5. Referral Link

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

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

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

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

By the Numbers

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

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

How much did we save?

Over TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.

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

OKAY!

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

How to Get Started

Click here to see how it all works.

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

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

Need to talk to me directly and ask questions?

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

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Grow Your Lashes Fast!

Want to grow your lashes fast?

It is an achievement, my friend.

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

Have you seen what’s in mascara?

It’s a nightmare. Forget it.

Not near these peepers!

Lash Grow Boosting Serum

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

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

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

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

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

You can also use this on your eyebrows before bed!

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

Safest Mascara

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

No thank you!

I only trust Young Living for my makeup, too!

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

You can get yours here.

Best Eyelash Curler

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

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

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

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

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

Getting your Safer Lashes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Escaping the “Bandaid Effect”

The bandaid effect is the opposite of healthy living.

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

They insist they need a bandaid.

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

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

We do this as adults, too.

Don’t believe me?

Take a look.

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

Everyday “Bandaids”

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

That your muscle cream doesn’t fix the strain?

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

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

A fascade.

A temporary fix.

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

Root Causes

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

We’ve been taught for generations to treat symptoms.

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

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

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

Why are you facing these issues?

Stress? Trauma? Gut issues?

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

Responsible for Self

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

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

What does it take to advocate for your health?

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

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

1. Your Lifestyle Products

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

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

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

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

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

2. Your Food

Pesticides are a bigger problem than we realize.

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

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

Esepcially on a tight budget.

But here’s the great news.

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

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

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

3. Digging Up Roots

You know how your body feels.

And you know its history best.

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

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

Check out our doc’s mission statement:

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

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

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

And we did it all with zero meds.

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

You Can Do This!

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

This is your body.

No one else’s.

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

Get Started with this New Healthy Lifestyle!

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

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

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

andrea@graceblossoms.com.

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

I hope to talk with you soon!

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PetroChemical Cleanse to Cut Fat No ratings yet.

PetroChemical Cleanse to Cut Fat

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

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

Even better?

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

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

What is a PetroChemical Cleanse?

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

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

What Do You Need?

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

Supplies you’ll need:

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

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

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

Important Notes

Don’t skip the Grapefruit capsule.

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

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

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

Drink lots of water.

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

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

Ten Ways to Seriously Beef Up Your Results

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

Plateaus

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

This is a one-time protocol.

That means consistency matters.

Long Term Benefits

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

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

We know from the cleanse that big things are happening.

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

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

Before + After?

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

Measure around your target areas.

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

Measure the widest spots everywhere else.

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

Getting Your Supplies + Support

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

Questions ?

Let’s talk!

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Best Dry Brushing for Optimal Health

The best dry brushing for your health is right here!

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

Benefits of Dry Brushing

I learned this the hard way.

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

Until I found lumps in my breasts.

Praise God they were only cystic fibroids.

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

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

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

Some other benefits include:

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

Directions

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

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

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

Remember, consistency is key to results.

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

How to Get the Oils

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

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

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

Happy brushing!

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Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil

Have you tried Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil?

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

Sourcing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benefits

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

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

What’s in It?

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

Here’s the ingredients list:

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

How to Use It

It’s super simple!

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

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

How to Get this Massage Oil

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

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

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

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

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Our Journey with Essential Oils No ratings yet.

Our Journey with Essential Oils

Hey, friends!

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

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

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

My Rock Bottom Moment

There I was.

Passed out on the bathroom floor.

I was crazy sick.

My body was so weak I collapsed in a heap.

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

Nothing the doctor gave me was working.

Everything from the drug store failed me.

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

Oh yeah…those oils…

That day I learned how powerful Young Living oils are.

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

It kicked my stomach flu fast.

I was hooked.

And I’ve never looked back.

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

What Are Essential Oils

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

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

Essential oils work how the blood in our bodies works.

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

We Love that Essential oils:

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

The oils are just the beginning.

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

Even better?

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

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

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

Choose Wisely

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

There’s no other brand that even comes close.

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

They believe in purpose over profit.

And we see it in our home every single day.

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

Simply amazing!

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

How to Use Essential Oils

You guys, it’s super easy.

I promise.

Questions?

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

Here are the basics:

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

Carrier Oils

Don’t let carrier oils freak you out.

They’re easy as pie.

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

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

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

You’ve got this!

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

All Parts of the Home with the Whole Family

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Why I Chose Young Living No ratings yet.

Why I Chose Young Living

Why I chose Young Living went like this.

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

I’d been greenwashed.

Hard.

I chose everything so carefully.

All the white, clean, fresh, natural bottles.

And they had all been big fat lies.

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

Mama on a Mission

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

I’m not your average mama.

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

I’ve seen things no parent should ever see.

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

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

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

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

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

Nine Months of Research

No one.

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

Who refused synthetics.

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

Then I remembered.

My friend used YL oils.

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

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

About a Year Later

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We saw other families changing and becoming healthier.

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

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

Getting to a Farm

I couldn’t believe it!

I’d made it to the Mona farm in Utah.

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

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

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

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

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

They became my new standard.

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

And it felt good.

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

Nerd Alert: I Love the Distillation Process!

Laugh it up, friends.

I’m nerdy for distillation!

It is, in a word, fascinating!

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

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

Okay, this is going to sound crazy, but…

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

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

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

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

There were no words.

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

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

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

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

Our Family’s Blessing

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

A Fresh Start

Wonder what it looks like to live this lifestyle?

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

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

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

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

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

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Most Effective Natural First-Aid Spray

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

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

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

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

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

Quick DIY

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

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

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

Must Know Info:

I can only suggest Young Living essential oils because:

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

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

Your Support will Look Like…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Diffuser Blends for the New Year

What diffuser blends for the new year are you most excited about using in your home?

Before digging in, this is a must-read about quality and safety when choosing oils!

These diffuser blends are simple, pesticide and synthetic free, immune and respoiratory strengthening, and will brighten your mood and air.

Snuggle Up Diffuser Blend

It’s super chilly out there!

This blend would be amazing in your diffuser curled up with a good book.

Northern Lights Black Spruce is amazing for those winter blues. It’s been known to release emotional blocks and helping you support feelings of balance and grounding.

That makes this a special one to diffuse while you’re walking through difficult times.

Peppermint is fantastic for mental focus and for stimulating our brains, which we can use when the dreary days won’t seem to go away. There’s also a brightness to it that is super uplifting in our home on days like that.

Rosemary is fantastic for mental clarity and focus, too.

This is such a cozy yet clean blend that would be great for those work-from-home days.

These diffuser blends are simple, pesticide and synthetic free, immune and respoiratory strengthening, and will brighten your mood and air.

My Year! Diffuser Blend

I love the feeling of a brand new year.

It’s a time when all things are possible and lends itself to making joyful plans with what we’ll do with this trip around the sun.

In this blend, you’ll find a bright and joyful set of oils that will boost your health in the new year.

Ylang Ylang is amazing for fighting off anger, boosting self esteem, and filters out that negative energy that can hinder our plans for the new year.

Tangerine is one we use for happiness, calming, and helping with anxious feelings or nervousness.

Cedarwood is one we use for calming and purifying. A great one to use in the new year to knock out any old yucky feelings and usher in joy!

These diffuser blends are simple, pesticide and synthetic free, immune and respoiratory strengthening, and will brighten your mood and air.

Fresh Start Diffuser Blend

If there’s any time to clean out the house and start fresh it’s January 1st!

This blend will help purify, kick synthetic fragrance, and boost your family’s health.

Lemongrass promotes mental awareness and purifies. It’s got a crisp smell to it, too!

Lime strengthens the immune and respiratory systems. That’s super helpful in the new year since we’re always fighting off one bug or another during germ season.

Purification blend disinfects the air and neutralizes mildew, cigarette smoke, and any funky odors you’ve got going on in the house.

Spearmint is another oil that opens and releases emotional blocks and brings about a feeling of balance and lasting sense of well-being.

If this kinds of emotional support talk from essential oils is new to you, it would be helpful to look up what the oils do in your limbic system.

There’s some seriously amazing science going on with your emotions at the cellular level.

You won’t regret looking into what you can do for your emotional and mental health.

These diffuser blends are simple, pesticide and synthetic free, immune and respoiratory strengthening, and will brighten your mood and air.

Do You Have Pesticide and Synthetic Free Oils?

How do you know if they’re both?

Your oil company will have to prove that they don’t spray their plants with any chemicals.

They’ll also have to show you that they don’t add anything synthetic.

Gas chromatography doesn’t show this.

Labels certainly don’t show this.

You’ve got to ask the company yourself.

The only one I’ve been able to find is Young Living.

You can see your options and all Young Living offers here.

These diffuser blends are simple, pesticide and synthetic free, immune and respoiratory strengthening, and will brighten your mood and air.

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A New Generation Rising Up to Be Well

Each generation tries to gift their kids a better life. Our generation may be the first to get it all wrong.

From birth, our parents made trade school, college, or some form of secondary education was our top priority .

We’ve handled with those gifts in our own ways.

We reaped those rewards (or paid heavily for them).

But to gift our kids the same, is putting them so far out in left field, they may never get a chance to play ball.

However, it may not be for the reason you’re imagining.

We must be the new generation who rises up to be well and to give our children the gift of wellness for years to come.

Why We’re So Off Base

For decades upon decades, we’ve been told schooling is the only way to get ahead.

However, at closer inspection, take a look at what this generation has that their dial-up parents didn’t.

They’re dripping with information. Lousy with it.

They carry it in their pockets for crying out loud.

Yet we still harp at them that this is it. The one thing that will make or break them.

We have to sound absolutely crazy. They get that education is important. It’s common knowledge to this generation. Common. Knowledge. Nothing to pass along, friend.

They get it.

Meanwhile, cancer rates are soaring, diseases are running rampant, and obesity is a sickness a huge amount of Americans have denied is even a problem.

How in this world do we expect our children to become adults that can use their education if they’re too sick to show up to a job?

We must be the new generation who rises up to be well and to give our children the gift of wellness for years to come.

What Needs Fixing

The main issues are hard to see. Like…really hard to see.

Why?

Every other commercial on the television is pushing the problems and treating them like gifts.

The main issues we need to resolve for our kids are:

1. Food

You’ve heard the old adage: food is medicine.

That’s no joke.

Prepackaged “healthy” foods are immediately unhealthy.

Pesticide-sprayed fruits and vegetables are flat out proven to have less nutrition than organic and chemical free produce.

Our children drink more sugar in one beverage than they should consume in an entire day.

Yet we’re surprised when we see the charts shouting at us that we’re sicker than ever…

The only way around this is to find chemical-free and organic farms that we can buy from to bring costs down. To budget in organics just like we do a cell phone bill.

If you’re reading this in the Dayton, Ohio area or you’d just like to see some great examples, visit Three Trees Farm or Eat Food For Life. Read their websites and about their practices.

This education is priceless.

We must be the new generation who rises up to be well and to give our children the gift of wellness for years to come.

2. Lifestyle Products

We were shocked at how many “safe” products were full of synthetics, fragrances, and pesticides.

How can companies get away with this?

We keep buying it!

We’ve got to look into what we put on our body and in our air, friends!

This is dire. And I do mean DIRE.

The average American home is up to five TIMES more toxic than the most populated and industrialized cities!

It’s no wonder the cause of 95% of cancers is toxins.

Every single hour of burning a candle in your home is the same, toxicologists say, as smoking a cigarette. 

Imagine putting a cigarette in your baby’s mouth.

What do we expect when detergents and soaps marked cancerous and hormone disrupting are marketed to children?

We must be the new generation who rises up to be well and to give our children the gift of wellness for years to come.

Dependency on Medicine

I could talk about this and the lifestyle products for hours, but I’ll be brief.

Somehow we’ve forgotten that medicine is a LAST RESORT.

Somewhere in the last twenty years we decided that popping a pill or dropping acetaminophen in our kids’ mouths every time their temperature goes above 99 degrees is fixing the problem.

Please. We have to stop. Now.

We must be the new generation who rises up to be well and to give our children the gift of wellness for years to come.

Don’t you see?

If you fix the food and lifestyle products issue and you use Young Living to work home remedies then you WON’T NEED THE MEDICINE!

But instead, we toss aside those little square side effects pamphlets assuming that our docs wouldn’t prescribe them to us if those effects weren’t like…the freak accidents, right?

But what you’re not reading (and what your doctor isn’t telling you) is all the little things that are happening to your body every time you take something you could fix naturally.

All those things you did to your body and passed on to your child that they’ll genetically pass on to theirs.

Remember who makes a LOT of money from every prescription or synthetic medicine labeled “natural” the next time you head into your local drug store.

You have a decision to make. A gift to give.

And I get it.

I was afraid to throw the aspirin and acetaminophen away until Young Living proved itself for a year.

But I do urge you to make the decision sooner than later, friends.

We must be the new generation who rises up to be well and to give our children the gift of wellness for years to come.

Where to Start

I’d love to tell you to go out and buy all the white labeled stuff at the store and make yourself a new clean home with a Target cart full of new bottles, but I can’t.

I know because I tried it myself, and it didn’t work. Here’s why.

Step one is to go here .

Get started with making the changes bit by bit.

Need ideas for what to get first?

What to Get

  1. CLEAN YOUR AIR: get a diffuser (I suggest the Desert Mist)
  2. CLEAN YOUR LAUNDRY: grab the Thieves Laundry Detergent. It dilutes out to 16 bottles and you’ll get the recipe when I add you to our Facebook community.
  3. CLEAN YOUR EVERYTHING ELSE: Thieves Household Cleaner is 29 bottles in one. You can get rid of EVERY. SINGLE. CLEANER. IN. YOUR. HOME. No, this isn’t a joke. Yes, it kills the germs. We’ve done it for 4 years. I’d not beat my head against a wall for four years if it didn’t work like a charm…hello!
  4. SET UP A LOYALTY BOX: this will give you a % back on each monthly box you get. You’ll choose what goes in (think oils for remedies and prevention, personal care/toiletries, makeup, supplements, CBD, etc) and remember, most all dilute out to save you tons. What you can’t dilute, you can use your % back to get for free!

YOU CAN DO THIS!

Set small goals for yourself each month.

  1. What can you swap out at the store for a Young Living product?
  2. What can you buy organic this week instead of conventional?

Living on a budget?

You’ll be shocked by how much money is left over for organics when you take out pop/soda, cookies, chips, and prepackaged snacks and stop running to the pharmacy and turn to oils instead.

This will be the most rewarding gift you’ve ever given your family.

When your children are reaping the rewards as adults and teaching their children, your grandbabies, how to create a home the right way, you’ll be so very glad you read this, took action, and never looked back.

We must be the new generation who rises up to be well and to give our children the gift of wellness for years to come.

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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.

Essential Oil Magazine

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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The best home health makeover ever is all in one simple kit and one big lifestyle change that will make your life simpler and more cost effective!

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Top 4 Ways to Reduce Fever Naturally

Top 4 Ways to Reduce Fever Naturally

The top 4 ways to reduce fever naturally is so simple, I can’t believe we haven’t been doing this all along!

I hope this article encourages and leads you to a more natural option even if you’re not fully convinced just yet to ditch the harmful fever reducers.

*Disclaimer: Because of pesticides and/or synthetics in every other oil brand, I can only in good conscience recommend Young Living, who never sprays, but instead hand weeds and allows you on their farms all over the world to see for yourself. No one else offers this.

1.Peppermint

In your Premium Starter Kit, you’ll find one of the most complete oils: Peppermint.

In four drops of a carrier like this one, we put Peppermint on the bottoms of our feet and along our spine.

We do this every fifteen minutes until our temperature is at a more comfortable level.

The last time I did it, I brought my child’s 104 degree fever to 101 in an hour.

By that time, he could get to sleep comfortably.

The next morning, he was up running and playing!

Because fever is one of the most powerful healing responses of the human body, we don’t want to take it away, but we instead want to protect our brain and help soothe and comfort.

We love the gradual cooling Young Living’s Peppermint provides.

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2. Vitality Water

Create your own electrolyte drink without the sugar (immune suppressing), dye, and preservatives.

Young Living’s Vitality Drops have naturally occurring electrolytes from the Great Salt Lake to keep you hydrated.

Not only that, but have you tasted these?

YUM!

**Pro Tip: Glass only.

3. Spine Power!

Lemon and Frankincense, both in the Premium Starter Kit, are two we add to carrier along the spine.

We apply them to the spine because of how many nerves there are along this area of the body and the two carotid arteries and two vertebral arteries found there.

This means better absorption and that the oils are carried better throughout the bloodstream with that kind of artery power behind it pumping from the heart through the body.

Frankincense is a huge support in immune boosting and Lemon is lovely for supporting a detox of all the junk our body is trying to fight.

4. Get to the Root

Oil blends like ImmuPower and nutritionals like Super C Chewables, we are able to work on the root of the problem through a serious support of the body.

Instead of breaking down the gut, where a lot of our immune system is housed, we build up the body with Young Living oils and oil-infused supplements.

Better yet, we’re not destroying our gut health as we work toward bringing our body back up above the line of wellness, so our immune system doesn’t take a huge hit like it does with antibiotics.

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Consistency

Be consistent when trying to lower a fever.

Stay hydrated, well rested, and put the oils on often throughout the day.

Follow the directions on your supplements.

Use your oils a lot.

Feel better.

It’s a simple as that.

The more we stray from gut-harming medicines and focus on the building and supporting of our immune system instead, we’ll find issues like fever are much easier to handle.

The top 4 ways to reduce fever naturally are so simple, much more cost-effective, and don't harm your vital organs like all other fever reducers.

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Top 5 Light Prepper Must Have Items

Top 5 Light Prepper Must Have Items

My husband works closely with China, and while we aren’t panicking about the new virus, we have been thinking about our top 5 light prepper must have items.

Those guys haven’t left their homes in a month.

Would we have what we needed if that were us?

I’m not so sure I’m 100% on board with the full-on prepper thinking, which is why I’ve labeled this light prepping.

Everyone has to start somewhere, right?

Here’s our top 5.

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1. Life Pitcher

We need water, right?

If our source to clean water was somehow cut off, I’d like to know I could give my family one of our most basic needs.

This Life Pitcher would come in handy if the situation warranted it.

2. Immunity Items

Let me be super frank with you.

The immune boosts in the store don’t work.

They have synthetic flavoring, cane syrup, and sugar.

Sugar=lowered immune system.

Not exactly ideal in our current situation, let alone one where we couldn’t get medical attention.

The Thieves line through Young Living is super concentrated but comes in small bottles.

For example…

One bottle of cleaner has 29 spray bottles worth of cleaner!

One bottle of oil is 300 drops!

One foaming hand soap is really three!

In addition, it just makes good sense to get on their Essential Rewards program.

It saves our family over $2,000 per year compared to shopping at the store!

These highly concentrated products last, which is exactly what we’re looking for when preparing for the unknown.

Click the picture below to get your own Thieves Kit.

3. Illness Items

Everything over-the-counter is not only not that effective, but it’s super damaging and immune lowering.

Get these main items in your life that last a good, long while and are highly effective!

Here’s a quick rundown of what our family has used the last three years.

*Note: anything outside Young Living will only further do harm because of chemicals sprayed on plants and/or synthetics added to the final products.

Our family uses the following:

Germs (bacteria and viral): Thieves, Frankincense, Lemon, Inner Defense capsules

Cuts: Lavender, Owie

Chest Congestion: R.C., Raven, Cypress, Breathe Again

Rashes: Lavender, Tea Tree

Stomach Issues: DiGize, Peppermint

Eight of those are in this Premium Starter Kit.

A fast way to have this delivered to you directly: click here.

4. Heirloom Seeds

Keeping heirloom seeds handy in case you’d have to raise your own food is a good idea.

Here are some organic, non-gmo options that will help boost your overall health along with your immunity builders mentioned above.

5. 72 Hour Kit

This has four packs of the must-have items if a serious needs arise.

It will last you three days, and it has all of your basics in one single pack.

This is something I could get on board with, being a light prepper.

I think one of my biggest issues with prepping is imagining a ton of items we may or may not use laying all over the house.

That’s why I love the concentrated Young Living products, the small packages of heirloom seeds, etc.

Final Thoughts

While I may not be fully on the prepper train just yet, I will say having watched the past couple months unfold has made me wonder.

What would our little family of four do if we were bound to our home and couldn’t get out for medical attention?

How would we handle low food, water, or energy?

I may not be lining shelves with canned food just yet, but these five basics could be a way to give us a little peace of mind.

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These are the simplest and most important top 5 light prepper must have items for your home in case your family found themselves in need.

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Handle Stress For Good
Learn a few simple, cost-effective ways to handle your stress naturally and how to equip yourself with your own just right tools.

Handle Stress for Good

Learn how to handle stress for good with these super simple additions to your wellness routine.

Oils

Because of pesticides and/or synthetics used in every other oil company, I can only in good conscience recommend Young Living.

You can learn more here.

  1. Diffuse: Use your diffuser and choose from Lemon, Lavender, Stress Away or Peace & Calming from your Premium Starter Kit. Diffuse 2-3 drops. My favorites are Lavender and Stress away.
  2. Breathe Deep: Put a drop of Trauma Life or Release in your hand. Rub your hands together. Cup over your nose, and breathe deeply.
  3. Roller Bottle: Repurpose an old 15mL oil bottle or get multiple new rollers here. Add 20-30 drops of your favorite stress relieving oil. Then fill the rest with carrier oil like our V-6 oil. Roll on the bottoms of your feet or on the back of your neck.

Nutritionals

  • ImmuPro: has been specially formulated to provide exceptional immune system support. When it’s combined with a healthy lifestyle and adequate sleep to support the body’s needs (youngliving.com).
  • SleepEssence: Combines lavender, vetiver, valerian, and Ruta graveolens essential oils with the melatonin (youngliving.com).

Sleep

Sleep is hugely important to your overall health as well as how you handle emotional and situational stresses.

Try for sleep around the same time each night. Turn off your WiFi and set your phone to airplane mode to get a better night’s sleep.

Massage Oils

Young Living has 7 different massage oils. I recommend the Relaxation Massage Oil or making a quick DIY with one of the stress-relieving blends mentioned above.

For a quick guide, dilute 1 drop essential oil to 4 drops carrier like the V-6 from Young Living.

Final Thoughts

I encourage you to dig into preventing stress rather than waiting until you’re overwhelmed to grab what you need.

This is why it’s so important to have Young Living essential oils wellness arsenal with Essential Rewards.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail, right?

Let’s be proactive to keep our minds sharp, emotions in balance, and stress levels low.

Learn a few simple, cost-effective ways to handle your stress naturally and how to equip yourself with your own just right tools.

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Most Powerful Immune Boosts
The most powerful immune boosts on the market might surprise you, and what you're using now could be lowering your immune system.

Most Powerful Immune Boosts

Where can you find the most powerful immune boosts?

1.DITCH Lysol/Disinfectant Cleaners SWITCH to Thieves Household Cleaner

  • Lysol and those like it are super dangerous and lower your immune function immensely
  • Lysol is a pesticide
  • Thieves Household Cleaner has zero pesticides
  • It kills 99.96% of germs
  • Thieves Household Cleaner dilutes to be around seventy five cents per bottle

2. DITCH Store Sanitizers SWITCH to Thieves Hand Sanitizer

  • Store sanitizers harm genital growth and function
  • Store sanitizers are drying and harm your hormones/endocrine disruptors
  • Thieves Hand Sanitizer has zero pesticides or body-harming ingredients
  • It boosts immune and respiratory system
  • Thieves Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99% of germs

3. DITCH “Vitamin C” OTCs SWITCH to Thieves Essential Oil, Super C

  • The most popular Vitamin C OTC has 7g sugar (hugely immune lowering)
  • Vitamin C OTCs have coloring and “natural flavoring,” which is code for not real in the least
  • Vitamin C OTCs have synthetic flavoring. Your body isn’t synthetic.
  • Vitamin C OTCs have corn syrup solids (um…no thanks)
  • Thieves essential oil blend kills bad bacteria and leaves the good. Put it in a capsule or in your favorite tea for a real immune boost
  • Super C is a Young Living essential oil-infused supplement.

4. Sleep Exercise, Organic Fruit + Veggies + Thieves F+V Soak!

The first two are easy to understand. What’s up with this Fruit and Veggie Soak, though?

  • Organic fruits and veggies gassed with carcinogenic preservatives
  • You can literally see these in the water after using Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak
  • The wash stretches super far and lasts a good, long time saving your health and money

5. DITCH Store-Bought Hand Soaps SWITCH to Thieves Hand Soap

  • Store-bought hand soaps kill all germs, even good
  • They have synthetics, which lowers immune function
  • Store-bought hand soaps have fragrance, which lowers immune function
  • Thieves Hand Soap kills the bad and keeps the good.
  • Thieves Hand Soap has zero pesticides, fragrance, or synthetics

6. Minimize Stress

Stress affects the immune system.

Thankfully, there are a ton of Young Living options for reducing stress.

  • Stress Away, Peace & Calming, and Lavender in the Premium Starter Kit work within your amygdala to literally reduce stress
  • Pray. Lay your cares at the feet of Jesus. I cannot stress this enough as a mama who has had to do this plenty of times!
  • Breathing and exercise

7. DITCH Store-Bought Elderberry SWITCH to Organic and Pesticide-Free

8. DITCH ALL FRAGRANCE

I cannot stress this enough.

Fragrance is one of the scariest chemicals in our homes, and we don’t even know it.

  • Fragrance damages your endocrine system
  • You need a strong endocrine system to have a strong immune system

9. Unscented + Fragrance Free MYTHS

  • Unscented is a term for adding fragrance-masking chemicals.
  • Fragrance-Free is a term for using fragrance for something other than odor.
  • See #8 for why these don’t fit the bill for immune boosting lifestyle

10. Boost Water with Lemon Essential Oil + Vitality Drops

  • Lemon oil (also in the Premium Starter Kit!) is flushing.
  • It’s immune boosting
  • Lemon oil is from the rind. It has a neutral pH and never damages tooth enamel.
  • Vitality Drops will help replace lost electrolytes and make your water taste amazing!
  • Young Living is the only company not spraying any of their plants with pesticides, which get into your bloodstream and wreak havoc. Thank you, God for Young Living!

Final Thoughts

The best way to make these switches is to grab a Premium Starter Kit and utilize Essential Rewards to your ultimate benefit.

This will help you take a huge leap toward a strong immune system.

Make sure to choose Essential Rewards. You will be able to ditch and switch the scary cleaners, personal care products, and fragrances!

Essential Rewards will give you a percentage of each purchase back in points to spend like cash on other safe products you need from Young Living.

This means you are able to completely outfit your family’s health and home with Young Living with most of it being for free.

I can’t wait to hear how these simple switches absolutely transform your home from good to great!

The most powerful immune boosts on the market might surprise you, and what you're using now could be lowering your immune system.

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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.

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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?

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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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How We ATTACK Cough & Congestion

How we attack cough & congestion might surprise you.

We never go to the store, and we’re never given prescriptions.

But this works better than anything we’ve ever tried.

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Supported Lungs

The only pesticide-free essential oils available are all over our home.

We call this our “wellness arsenal” because we believe God made us to be well and created plants for us to use to this end.

The Premium Starter Kit was how we got our family’s start with supporting our lungs.

Taking away all fragrance, cleaners, and replacing them with Young Living’s safe products made a world of difference.

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Oils We Use

Raven from the Premium Starter Kit is where it’s at when we have cough and nasty congestion.

We put one drop of Raven in four drops carrier (fatty oil like avocado, olive, coconut, etc) and rub it over our lungs and throat.

Since consistency is key here, we’ll make a big batch of it and set a timer on our phone or Alexa to remind us.

Lymphatic Drainage

Okay, the name is gross, but goodness does this work!

Here are the simple directions.

Hydration

Lemon from the Premium Starter Kit is super helpful in our reverse osmosis water.

We sip on this in glass only (no one wants to drink petrochemicals from plastic!), and make sure we keep up with this hydration process to help flush all the ickiness out of our system.

Nutritional Supplements

Our biggest successes came when we ditched the drug mindset and adopted a supplement/wellness way of thinking.

What is at the root of this cough and congestion?

Why bandage something without taking care of the cause first?

That’s why we always keep Inner Defense in the house and add it to our Essential Rewards order if we even come close to running out.

The oils in this capsule are a sure fire way to get us feeling better fast.

Neti Pot

Okay, I know what you might be thinking.

And believe me. I feel you.

I have my own love-hate relationship with my Neti-Pot, but let me tell you what.

When you put a drop of Rosemary and a drop of Tea Tree into your solution, the results are unbelievable.

Pro Tip: Use only reverse osmosis water and boil it in a lead-free kettle for optimal safety.

Safe Cough Drops

Dyes, synthetics, and pesticides are doing us zero favors.

Instead, try Young Living’s cough drops or make your own with Thieves and Lemon essential oils from your Premium Starter Kit.

They work amazingly well without anything harming your body while you’re trying to feel better.

Soothe Your Throat

Thieves tea is my jam, y’all.

Steep your favorite organic tea (though I still think Cinnamon tastes best with these oils!).

This helps us break up our congestion.

Then sip to soothe a scratchy throat and enjoy.

Remake as often as needed.

Thieves Tea

  1. Steep tea
  2. Add 1 drop Thieves, 1 drop Peppermint, 1 drop Frankincense, 1 drop Copaiba, 1 drop Lavender, and 2 drops Lemon.
  3. Missing any of those in your oily collection? Just throw in what you do have!
  4. Add honey to taste and waft toward you to open your sinuses and start breathing better!
  5. Sip and remake as many times a day as you need.

We use this to soothe sore throat, stem cough, and for a serious immune boost any time we need it.

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Diffuse!

Grab your diffuser and some Raven from your Premium Starter Kit.

Put a couple drops in and sit right next to it as you give your body some time to rest.

My favorites for cough are Raven, R.C., Eucalyptus Radiata, and Thieves.

Having a diffuser right next to you as you rest or nap is the best way.

That’s a way to make sure you’re feeling better and staying consistent with your oily routine here, so you can be back to normal in no time.

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Final Thoughts

If you’re already living the pesticide-free lifestyle, some of these will be normal for you like taking Thieves Vitality, diffusing, and drinking Lemon Vitality oil in your water.

That’s wonderful!

If not, don’t worry.

It’s something that starts to feel second nature in no time.

Need the lifestyle mentioned with Young Living? Click here.

I’ll be in touch to place you in our oily education tribe, but feel free to ask any questions first contacting me directly at andrea@graceblossoms.com.

Give yourself grace and rest, friend.

Many blessings to you and quick healing when you’re not feeling well!

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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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