May Newsletter

May Newsletter

Happy May! 

It’s the last month of spring and it’s filled with all kinds of wonderful things… starting off with Cinco de Mayo. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a good taco?! Grab some Lime Vitality and Cilantro Vitality and you’ll be good to go. 

We will also be celebrating Memorial Day to reflect upon all the sacrifices that were made to ensure our freedom. Rub on some Gratitude essential oil and speak those words of thankfulness. 

And there’s Mother’s Day - so be sure to love on all the mother figures in your life. They deserve it! I’ve included a recipe down below to help you out. But don't stop there... keep scrolling to check out the Mother's day sale!!


Star or flag this message so you can refer back to it all month long! 

You’ll hear all about… 

  • Important Announcements
  • Monthly YL Promos
  • Upcoming Classes & Events
  • Featured Products
  • Oil of the Month

Important Announcements

2020 International Grand Convention 

Wednesday, June 17–Saturday, June 20, 2020

From Corporate: 

At Young Living, health is at the center of all we do - from keeping ourselves and our families healthy to sharing abundant health with the world. With this as our guiding principle, the safety and well-being of the attendees and employees at any Young Living event is and always will be our highest priority.  

We have been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and reviewing all updates from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the U.S. Department of State. As we look to the coming weeks and months, taking to heart what global experts predict this virus will do and how it will spread, we feel it’s our responsibility to our members, employees, and the general public to make a fundamental change to the format of our International Grand Convention this year.  

For 2020, our biggest annual event will become 100% virtual, utilizing our Virtual International Grand Convention platform, which is already in place.

For only $75, one person per membership can register for the Virtual International Grand Convention to access convention content and place orders for new convention products before they’re released to the general public! 

(IGC registrations will be converted to a Virtual International Grand Convention registration. Any funds previously paid over the Virtual International Grand Convention price of $75 USD will be refunded.)

To register, click HERE


Treat your incredible mom, wife, sister, or another special woman in your life to what she really wants! Save 20% on the ART and Mirah Mother's Day Sets along with four favorite oils. For full details on what's included, CLICK HERE

Welcome Home Starter Kit

Are you ready to get started with Young Living?? Check out the Welcome Home Starter Kit that includes some of our favorite essential oils!! Also a great option for Mother's Day or a GRad gift!

Availability extended through May 31st or while supplies last


Ready to dive into essential oils but not sure where to start? Our advice: Begin with the basics! The Welcome Home Starter Kit has everything you need to infuse your home—and your life—with the power of pure essential oils. Packed with our most popular oils, this kit is a simple way to sample what life is like with Young Living!

Click HERE to learn more about the Welcome Home Starter Kit today!!


Already a Young Living Member? 

Be sure to get in on our Monthly Giveaway

Each month I give away something fun when you share what you ordered on your Essential Rewards order that month!! You can share below after your order processes or if you are on FB you can post in our member group THANKFUL4OILS!


LavaMint Softening Foot Scrub


Monthly Young Living Promos (they are different every month!!) 


When your order hits one of these PV levels you will receive the corresponding products for FREE! Look at everything you get for free when you hit 300 PV!

Who else is excited to get FREE Frankincense, Endoflex and, Deep Relief?!?

Don't get me wrong, I love my longevity and lavender too!!


Level Up in May and earn an exclusive branded cork yoga mat featuring laser-etched alignment guides and a non-slip texture, so you can feel centered and secure during their meditative practice.

Double Up and you will also receive a Meditation bundle: Charcoal Lantern Diffuser (available only during May Level Up) plus 5 ml bottles of Present Time™, Grounding™, and Palo Santo. Get grounded—in style—when you pair one of these “find your focus” aromas with this chic diffuser.

To learn more about how to qualify, CLICK HERE

We are all so proud of you!!!

Classes & Events

Online Classes (just click on class name)

DIY Perfume & Colognes

I'll walk you through some simple steps to create your very own perfumes and colognes. All great ideas for Mother's Day!

For Babies- the Seedlings Line

A study was done that measured over 200 chemicals in the blood of newborn babies umbilical cords. Young Living knows exactly how sensitive your babies are and believes it is important to use 100% safe and effective ingredients. 

Last month I taught a basic essential oil class. I covered the how, why &what of essential oils! This is a video class!!

Do you have trouble finding the perfect gift for the men in your life? 
This class is all about identifying the kind of men you are surrounded by and picking gifts to make
to make them feel loved and appreciated... 
because even if they don’t admit it, guys like to feel special too!
For Gift Ideas For Him: Click HERE.

Upcoming In-Person Events: 

Well as you know we are still in lockdown mode! But we will be planning something fun as soon as we can!!


Featured Products

Lavender Lemonade and Grapefruit Bergamot Vitality Drops

These were released back in January at the New Year Kickoff event and they are so delicious! 

YL Vitality Drops help you stay hydrated by replacing sugary drinks like soda or juice with water, without losing any of the flavor! Just add a small squirt to 8 ounces of cold water. If desired, add more drops according to taste preference.

  • Sweetened with Stevia
  • 24 servings per bottle
  • Contains no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or other ingredients
  • Contains naturally occurring electrolytes & minerals from the Great Salt Lake plus essential oils

Click HERE for more info or to order!

This product is a homogenous, emulsified solution so the essential oils contained in it will not compromise the integrity of the plastic container. Drink up!


Oil of the Month

Stress Away

These last few months have undoubtedly been stressful. We have been crossing through uncharted territories and experiencing unfamiliar situations. We need to be supporting our emotions through all of it, and we can do that with our essential oils! 

As you inhale essential oils, the tiny molecules enter the nasal cavity and pass by the olfactory bulb. Your olfactory bulb is a part of your limbic system and therefore your response to an aroma is going to be emotional before it can be rational. 

Each essential oil has a unique chemical makeup. We can take advantage of that and use essential oils to improve our mood, feel calmer or more energized, or reach a deeper state of happiness. So grab that Stress Away and breathe it in! It’s a blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender and does exactly what the name implies!

 Click HERE to check it out!! 

Check out all the kit options HERE

Are you feeling overwhelmed in life? not sleeping well? 

GET MY SERIES: SLEEP, STRESS  & SADNESSand discover some tips, tricks & oils that can help you stay more calm, relaxed, and grounded during your daily grind and support a better night's sleep and a happier morning.

I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe!

What do I do with all this stuff??

What do I do with all this stuff??

You have begun the journey to reduce the STUFF in your life, in your home. You are ready to enjoy the peace that a decluttered home can bring…

EXCEPT that you have all this stuff to get rid- and you don’t know how???

There are basically 5 options to get rid of the items you have decluttered.

  • Trash
  • Sell
  • Donate
  • Recycle
  • Repurpose 


When I go through my home to declutter and reduce the stuff, I carry a trash bag (or box) with me because I will always come across trash, BUT not everything I no longer want is trash. IF there is an item that is still I useable condition it is not going to go in the trash…

Trash is trash but what do we do with the rest of the stuff? 


This is a great option especially if you are saving up for something, paying off debt, or want to use the money to treat yourself to something special for all your hard work! We have all heard the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!” LOL

If you think you have items that are worth selling, do a quick search, and see what other people are selling them online. Decide if the price is worth your time and go from there.

Don’t know where to sell online? 

EBAY- pretty much anything

AMAZON- pretty much anything

CRAIGSLIST- pretty much anything

FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE- pretty much anything

LETGO app- pretty much anything

POSHMARK- name brand clothing

DECLUTTR- books, CDs, DVDs, Video Games, Tech

ETSY- handmade items, vintage clothing, books, stamps, collections

Now is selling online isn’t your thing, you always have the option of a good old fashioned YARD SALE! (if you have the space to store items until the time is right) This is especially effective if you can get your neighbors to join you and have one big yard sale weekend! People love to visit multiple houses in one location.


If you are ready to just move items out of your house, don’t have enough to sell, aren’t looking to make any money, or would just prefer to bless others- a donation is the way to go! 

So now the question is where to donate?? 

Local drop-off bins are an easy solution– Many local malls and shopping centers have drop-off bins that accept items. Pay attention to the rules on each bin; some are only for usable-quality clothing, others for books, still others for textile recycling.

Other donation centers (some offer drop off bins too) for clothing, household items, and furniture.




Can’t or don’t want to leave your house? Schedule a pick up with the PURPLE HEART at


I have donated many books to our local library. Just call and see when and what types of books they are accepting. Often times they use these books for a fundraising book sale.

OR if you are looking to swap out the books you have for other books, check out BookMooch

CELL PHONES- visit to donate cell phones and chargers that are given to women as 911 only phones for domestic violence


The AMAZON Give Back Box program allows you to mail items that you want to donate in their boxes. Fill a box with the stuff you don’t need anymore. Visit and print out a FREE shipping label!


Recycling is probably not new to you as many places across the country offer it and some even require it. It is the process of recovering scrap or waste and reprocessing the material into useful products. Glass, paper, cardboard, plastic, and metals such as aluminum and steel are all commonly recycled. 


If you are not already aware of what can be recycled in your area do a quick google search “your town” + recycle. 


Often time you can recycle right at your curb through your trash company! But don’t stop there, there may be recycling centers that take other items your trash company isn’t set up for like electronics.


And bonus- if you have enough scrap metal or glass some places will even pay you for it!! So be sure to look in your area.


Office supply stores like Staples, Best Buy and Office Depot give you $2 in-store credit for each printer or toner cartridge returned for recycling. 


Want to go above and beyond to help eliminate waste? Check out these recycling websites: find brands that allow you to recycle their packaging get points for recycling & turn it into savings mail in E-cycling for your computers and technology



Is there something you love and don’t want to part with BUT you aren’t really using? Consider repurposing it!!! 

What do I mean? Think of new ways to use the item or items that make them useful! We can reuse items to create something new or give it new life.

Create a quilt out of old t-shirts, baby clothing or blankets

Old sweaters and flannels can be made into mittens, hats, or scarves.

A fresh coat of paint can bring furniture and household items back to life and give them a new flavor.

You can turn an old ladder into a bookshelf.

The ideas are limitless!! Just google repurpose + “item” and see what pops up!

There are lots of options out there to help you get all that stuff out of your home- don't let it overwhelm you. Just pick one and go with it!!


Love this info? You will love my guide "5 Ways Less is More" check it out here!

One Step Closer

One Step Closer

Do you dream of being debt-free? 

Owing nobody nothing? 

Having the freedom that your paycheck is REALLY yours? Do you dream of the day you can give, spend and save what you decide to?? 

I DO!!

Well, our family one step closer to that reality!! We just paid off the last of our “consumer debt”. No student loan payments, not credit card payments no car payment!! Next up we will tackle that mortgage!!  


I share that to encourage you to join on us this journey to freedom!!


Dave Ramsey says that Taking control of your finances is 80% behavior and 20% head knowledge.


We ALL know what we need to do. We need to make a budget- and stick to it. We need to spend less than we make. We need to save more….


The problem isn’t knowing what we need to do it is actually doing it! 

(and maybe a little guidance in the how to do it)


We have been down that path for sure. We created the plan… and stuck to it for a while…but then we got off the plan. Then we got back on and….


Similar to yo-yo dieting. We became yo-yo budgeters. LOL


What that meant is that it took us longer to get where we are…

And of course, we are still on the journey to FINANCIAL FREEDOM


But we still got here.... and we will finish this journey!


So, if you have given up, taken a different path, made a “bad” financial choice, or found yourself in a bad situation with limited options- YOU CAN STILL FIND YOU WAY!!

The Financial Peace University was a great resource for my family- really ANYTHING by Dave Ramsey is sold biblical- financial advice!


When you change the way you think and believe, 

then you change the way you act.” 

— Ken Coleman


Love this info? You will love my guide "5 Ways Less is More" check it out here!

Do I need to DETOX??

Do I need to DETOX??
Practiced for centuries by cultures around the world, detoxing can help the body's natural cleansing process by:
>>>Allowing the organs to rest
>>>>>>Increase elimination through the intestines, kidneys & skin 
>>>>>>>>>Stimulating the liver to push toxins from the body
>>>>>>>>>>>>Fueling the body with essential nutrients
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Improving blood circulation

"Detoxification works because it addresses the needs of individual CELLS, 
the smallest units of human life,
says Peter Bennett, N.D., co-author of 7-Day Detox Miracle.

But how do we know if we need to detox?
Well, that is a loaded question! A slow buildup of toxins in your body can present symptoms in a variety of ways. Some symptoms you may not even notice… or maybe just that feeling “off”. 
If you are experiencing any of the following, a detox might be in order!
  • Problems sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Cravings- especially sugar cravings     
  • Sluggish elimination
  • Trouble losing weight
  • Irritated skin 
  • Allergies
  • Constant infections
  • Puffy eyes or bags under the eyes
  • Bloating
  • Constantly stressed
  • Feeling “unwell”
  • Menstrual problems
  • Mental confusion
  • Foggy brain
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Obesity
  • Memory loss
  • Lack of vitality
  • Lack of focus
  • Struggle with bad breath 
  • Struggle with body odor
  • Develop Cold Sores often
Physicians have been seeing increasing symptoms of toxicity in their patients over the last few decades. 
If you are considering a detox, abstain from or rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances first. Eliminate food and drinks such as alcohol, coffee, refined sugars, refined flours, and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. 
Also, don’t use chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants, and toothpaste). 
Use plant-based alternatives for all your household, personal and beauty needs. This is why I use Young Living products because they are all plant-based and will not contribute to my body’s toxic load. 
Detoxing my body and the home was instrumental for me getting a handle of my autoimmune issues. Read my story here.
Have you ever done a detox before? 

Love this info? You will love my guide "5 Ways Less is More" check it out here!

Detoxing Your Laundry Room

Detoxing Your Laundry Room

What do you think the number one poison in the family home is?

Laundry soap, fabric softener and dryer sheets!! You are being poisoned three ways; as your washing your clothes, it’s filling your home with chemicals, then you wear your clothes all day long and have topical exposure to your skin, and then the clothes outgas all night long in your closet as you sleep, and you breathe the chemicals in. This all contributes to the chemical load that the body has to detoxify. This is especially an issue when sleeping because at night when the immune system is supposed to rest and repair, it instead has to use its energy to detoxify. The kidneys and liver have to work harder through the night instead of allowing your body to rejuvenate and repair itself.


What happens when your body is chemically overloaded? 

Most of us feel it as lethargy, inability to focus, sleep trouble, chronic inflammation, unexplained pain, fibromyalgia, skin issues, adult acne, hormones, hot flashes, stress, anxiety, and fear. If you face any of these issues, it’s time to kick chemicals to the curb. You can control what you allow within the four walls of your home. You can cross some things off the list by going as close to toxic-chemical free as you can– in your home. 

Since toxins can enter the body not only by inhalation through the respiratory tract, but also by absorption through the skin our bodies receive a double dose from these scented toxic laundry products. In addition, your clothing may appear white and bright because of the chemical whiteners, yet these optical brighteners are a toxic waste by-product and a menace to your health. Skip the harsh chemicals and make this safe and effective whitener. Use it in your laundry and any other surface that needs a little brightening.

So, when life gives you lemons, you make an all-natural whitener!

The synthetic fragrances in our laundry products may seem pleasant, but they are neurotoxic and are endocrine disruptors. Most people don’t get sick immediately by wearing the garments, but the absorption of these chemicals/metals consistently over the long term presents a potential for immune system depression and illness.

Detoxing our laundry is just one step to creating a healthier home and a healthier you!

It is one of the best places to start when detoxing out home because it affects the entire family. Replacing toxic laundry detergent and dryer sheets with toxin-free products means that there is no more wearing clothes or rolling in sheets that are filled with chemicals 24/7. These chemicals are transferred onto your skin and absorb into your body throughout the entire day.  

It is common to see harmful chemicals like Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) in detergents. It is a foaming agent that has been linked to irritation of the skin and eyes, organ toxicity, developmental/reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, and biochemical or cellular changes, possible mutations, and cancer. 

Not sure if your laundry detergent is safe or not? Check the ingredients!


Here are the most common harmful chemicals in laundry detergent products according to Dr. Eric Zielinski: 

>>Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Sodium Laureth Sulfate/ Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLS/ SLES). The main ingredient in, and most common chemical in laundry detergents as well as dish liquid, hand wash, and shampoo, SLS and SLES are surfactants intended to remove soil and as a foaming agent—they were originally developed as garage floor degreaser. Unfortunately, they also inflame skin, eyes, and lungs, and damage internal organs. SLS/ SLES is toxic in the environment as well. SLS is so irritating, in fact, that researchers frequently use it to induce acute skin and eye irritation, so they can measure other substances, such as healing agents.

>>Phosphates. Phosphate exposure is linked to cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and death from all causes in a general, healthy population. Banning phosphates in detergents is a crucial step in saving natural waterways from eutrophication—mineral poisoning that causes high die-off of native marine animal species.

>>Formaldehyde. Yes, the toxic chemical used to preserve dead bodies is in many laundry products and dish detergents. Exposure, even at low levels, from breathing or smelling formaldehyde increases your risk of cancer according to the CDC. It has also caused spots of dying tissue with regular exposure (necrosis), and an immune response consistent with parasitic infection, an allergic reaction, or cancer. The EPA calls it a class B1 probable carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) and says it causes acute toxicity when in contact with skin.

>>Chlorine Bleach. It’s not surprising that bleach is a skin and lung irritant, but most people do not know either how common it is in laundry products or exactly how harmful it can be, not to mention, many people add at least an additional cup to every load of whites. The material data safety sheet from a major bleach manufacturer tells us exactly how dangerous this substance is: Chlorine bleach causes: severe caustic burns to skin and eyes, blindness, pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs that restricts breathing), respiratory failure, and more; use of personal protection equipment is required when using bleach, including a chemical-resistant apron, chemical resistant gloves, safety goggles to protect eyes from fumes, and even air respirators!

>>Ammonium Sulfate. This laundry additive is so toxic, it’s manufacturers recommend not using it indoors! In addition to impermeable gloves, and eye and lung protection, the requirements for use of ammonium sulfate include never allowing the chemical or its empty containers to reach drains or waterways, and it is a category 3 oral, skin, and respiratory toxin.

>>Dioxane (1,4 Dioxane/ Diethylene Dioxide/ Diethylene Ether/ Dioxan). This laundry additive belongs as far away from your home and family as possible. Its liquid and fumes can spontaneously combust; it’s a known carcinogen (known to cause cancer since 1988); it causes skin, eye, and lung inflammation (some irreversible); it should only be used with protective gear including respirators; and once you are exposed (via inhalation, skin contact, or eye contact including fumes in your eyes), it targets the following organs: kidneys, central nervous system, liver, respiratory system, eyes, and skin.

>>Optical Brighteners/ UV Brighteners. Optical brighteners are included in laundry detergents as stain treaters; however, they do not remove stains at all. They coat clothing with a substance that reflects visible light, so you can’t see stains; they are stain-hiders. In addition, it is an eye, skin, and lung irritant; extremely toxic to aquatic life; may spontaneously combust and cannot be in the presence of static electricity—such as that from your clothes dryer; and correct use includes safely discarding any clothing that comes in contact with it!

>>Ammonium Quaternary Sanitizers (Quats/ Synthesized Cationic Surfactants). This cleaning additive, commonly known by teenage food-service workers as “quat”, is known to be corrosive, and it should not be in household cleaning products, as it causes eye, skin, and lung damage. There’s no reason to include these chemicals in laundry detergent.

>>Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (Nonoxynol, NPEs). In addition to many warnings of harm to eyes, skin, and lungs, this laundry detergent ingredient states that prolonged exposure to inhaled fumes or mist may be fatal!

>>Fragrance (Unspecified/ Parfum). Manufacturers are not required to list the ingredients of their fragrances because of a legal loophole. Adding fragrance to detergent gives a false impression of cleanliness without improving the action of the product in any way. The deception goes much further than most people think—due to generations of indoctrination by unethical marketing schemes, studies show that women, in particular, choose products based almost solely on fragrance even when the product is clearly demonstrated to be ineffective at cleaning. Artificial fragrances are usually to blame in cases of chemical sensitivity, allergic reactions, and rashes. Pulmonologists almost universally recommend removing the artificial fragrance from commercial products unless specifically sold as perfuming agents, as our lungs are constantly inundated with harmful, unnecessary fumes. Many are known carcinogens and endocrine disruptors.

>>Dyes. Not only do dyes add no cleaning power at all, but they are also another frequent culprit when unexplained allergies or rashes appear. Many are proven carcinogens and almost all are endocrine disruptors.

>>Benzyl Acetate. This additive is harmful if inhaled or spilled on the skin and targets the kidneys and nervous system.

>>Dichlorobenzene (P-Dichlorobenzene/ Benzene). Benzene has an immediate, highly toxic effect on aquatic life that can continue poisoning the watershed for years to come. The fumes cause optical damage, and it is listed with a carcinogen warning for humans.

So, what do I recommend? 

          The same things you will find in my family’s laundry room!

Thieves Laundry Soapmade of plant-based ingredients and leaves no chemical or synthetic residue

Wool Dryer Balls- 100% Premium Wool Dryer Balls, Eco-Friendly, All-Natural 

Young Living Essential Oils:

         Lemon Essential Oil- Fresh uplifting scent for towels and clothing 

         Purification Essential Oil- My go-to for stinky clothes and animal beds

         Lavender Essential Oil – I love using this for my sheets 

What is in your laundry room? 

Do you have any all-natural tips to share? 

Or are you ready to ditch the chemicals and switch to natural plant-based options??

Love this info? You will love my guide "5 Ways Less is More" check it out here!




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