Heyyy!! Its summer and I’m so stinking happy to be spending allll the days outside with the kids and having friends over and just doing all the summer things.
It’s been seven months now since I got my YL starter kit – and what. a. difference.
When I first got my kit, I assumed Young Living was just an essential oil company that had Thieves cleaner and some diffusers.
But its so. much. more!
In the last 7 months we have switched almost everything out for a cleaner, oil-infused YL version. I used to wonder how someone could need an oil order every month…but the answer is that its so much more than oils!
So I just wanted to share one of my May orders with you to show you how we use YL’s oily products in every part of life and why I’m so excited to be a business building member and get to be a part of the natural, non-toxic living movement!
So, as I mentioned this is just one of my monthly orders!! John and I actually each have our own account. I made the decision to go this route right when I decided to share YL, because you can use your spouse’s account as one of your six “legs” and ear commission on it. Win win for business builders!!
So my first order this month I believe had Thieves laundry detergent, hand soap refills, lavender chapstick, and thieves wipes.
Then this was my larger order!
Let’s start with the actual Essential Oils in this order. I have a confession. I didn’t actually buy any of the four oils you see pictured above: Geranium, Patchouli, Lavender, and Blue Cypress. Yep. Didn’t pay a dime for them. They were all four free as part of YL’s May promotions for Essential Rewards members!
So if you’re looking for a strategy to get free essential oils for life, look into purchasing all of your household needs from YL and get your oils thrown in as a bonus.
Blue Cypress and Geranium are new to me, so I’m excited to start diffusing them and look up some cool uses on Pinterest!
however is a favorite and one we use a lot of. Lavender is known as the Swiss Army Knife of oils because its so diverse. Its awesome for lots of things, but here are my personal favorites.
- burns ( we have a lot of those around here – wood stove, cooking all the time because I love food, being a boy mom, need I say more?) it helps reduce inflammation and promote healing much faster than other options!
- sleep – there’s research on lavender aiding in sleep quality, helping us to get into a deeper sleep and stay there which allows our bodies to recharge and recover much better. I have a diffuser in everyones bedroom and lavender is a favorite for nighttime. I also have a back rub blend I use for the babes with lavender, cedar wood, and a drop of valor.
- calm – lavender has a long term history of being used medicinally for calming in those with anxiety, depression, mode swings, etc. Its a key component of one of our favorite “tantrum tamer” blends: Peace & Calming!
- skin – with its antibacterial properties lavender is great for preventing bacteria from entering pores and helps a lot with acne. I use lavender, patchouli, and frankincense in equal parts as a face oil for healthy skin.
is another favorite of mine because I use it in my skin blend like I mentioned above!
Ok guys! I’m so excited about this one because its brand new to me this month! I’ve seen a ton of people rave about Zyng Bombs but never tried. Well, verdict is in. They good! So stinking refreshing and the perfect afternoon pick-me-up! Who knew getting my daily dose of antioxidants would be this delicous?!
Doesn’t this look so good? My kids love these too and call NingXia “kid wine” which is hilarious and I have no intention of correcting them anytime soon. I just started buying NingXia in pouches and sticking the box in the freezer. I pull a few pouches out for 5 minutes until they thaw a bit and boom – a healthy, antioxidant rich “popsicle” for the win! They think I’m a fun mom again just like that.
I use lots of this!
Probably 2 a month because I’m a giant wierdo and do all dishes by hand cuz I think they get cleaner and I like it. But for modern folk YL does have Thieves dishwasher pods too! Just think about all that chemical residue on our dishes from toxic soaps?! No thank you! This is one super easy way to reduce exposure for the tiny little hands and mouths in my house.
Who here knows about charcoal?!
Charcoal soap actually absorbs toxins and removes impurities from skin. Perfect for us since we practically live in dirt alll day long. I’ve been ordering this for several months now but got it for free this month as part of promos. It’s great for acne too!
This right here has been SO popular lately with summer coming and all the headlines about the detrimental effects of sunscreen!! So I’m not an expert but I’ll try to sum up what I know about this topic ( aka I am literally going to copy and paste the info from YL’s site because they are actual experts)
Made with ingredients you can feel good about, Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion provides protection against UVA and UVB rays without harsh chemical ingredients. Instead, the non-greasy sunscreen offers broad-spectrum SPF 10 protection using naturally derived plant- and mineral-based ingredients, including non-nano zinc oxide—a physical UV blocker. The lightweight formula goes on smooth and stays water- and sweat-resistant for 80 minutes, so you can feel comfortable while you stay moving. With hypoallergenic ingredients and skin-loving essential oils—such Helichrysum, Carrot Seed, and Sacred Frankincense—this gentle sunscreen rubs on smoothly without a white residue, so you can effortlessly add it to your time outdoors.
It comes in SPF 50 too but we are pretty dark so 10 is perfect for us.
Hey guys – putting on my nurse hat for a minute! Wiping out bad bacteria is good! Wiping out good bacteria is BAD! And thats what happens when we use typical disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
Thieves purifies by wiping out the bad stuff while leaving our good bacteria undisrupted and intact. This is SO important for gut health my friends. I keep little bottles of this stuff everywhere for when we are out and about and don’t want to use chemical soaps in bathrooms.
If you’re like me you probably never realized how many things you use in a day that are full of chemicals. Gum, mints, yup. Another easy switch to something thats actually beneficial for the normal flora that should be in our mouths.
Legend says that grave robbers used a secret oil blend to avoid the plague back in the daaaayyy, and they were offered pardoning on one condition: give up their secret oil blend recipe. And this is where the name Thieves came from.
But if you’re more science than legend, google “Thieves comparison” and be ready for a jaw drop.
I roll this baby up and down our spines daily for immune support.
By now you’re probably thinking: she should wash her hands or clean her nails or get a manicure. Yes, she should. But its gardening season.
Ok, so I’ve been using mineral makeup my whole adult life and thought I was using a “clean” makeup. I was SHOCKED to learn my super expensive mineral makeup had talc in it. Which made it pretty easy to switch right over to YL’s Savvy Minerals line.
How to use misting spray: Spray 2-3 mists onto your brush, then dip it into your minerals, swirl, and apply for a mineral makeup that actually stays all day and covers evenly.
This is new to me this month! But I keep hearing how amazing it is so I wanted to try. Its super lightweight and so far I’m a fan. I’ll have to see if I notice any big differences a month from now. It smells awesome and orange oil is a happy mood oil, so what better way to start the day?
OK, last but not least! This was another freebie this month but I’ve already been using it since I started with YL. Toothpaste can be incredibly toxic, and I always bought more expensive natural brand from Target, but once again I learned by using the EWG app that it wasn’t as clean as I thought. So I switched our whole family over to YL toothpaste and love it.
What we brush our teeth with is going directly into our bloodstream and as the label says, this one isn’t going to have anything bad that comes with that.
And story time, someone actually asked me what kind of toothpaste I use a few weeks ago because I apparently have white teeth. I am a HUGE coffee drinker so I was v flattered. Go aroma bright!
Thats it! My big order for May. As you can see its about so much more than oils. Having a YL membership is basically having a CostCo membership but for crunchy people.
The ever favorite Thieves Household Cleaner is on sale for the rest of today and SO many new members are jumping on board with the oily lifestyle for the first time ever. Its so much fun! Getting people started is something I really enjoy, and feel like its the perfect time to be a YL member 🙂
Happy last day of May!!
Check out my blog posts over on the business page to see more about YL and the awesome opportunities that come with.
Oh, and did mention I’m offering $25 cash back today for any new member? If you know you’re ready, follow this link and send me your PayPal email – I’ll send you $25 cash back, get you plugged into our FB group and have a welcome email with all the details coming your way!