Monthly Archives: February 2013

My new toy- the Young Living Home Diffuser!!!

Got my essential rewards order in the mail yesterday (remind me to tell you about essential rewards soon!) and finally got my DIFFUSER!!!

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I was (am) beyond excited!! This thing is so cool!! I made a video showing it off and how to use it, check it out below….

So by now you should be as fascinated by this contraption as I am. Sooooo COOL!!! And the options seem endless. Need to relax? Diffuse some Peace and Calming. Need to focus and get to work? Try Peppermint. Got a house full of sickies? Diffuse some Thieves to knock that out!! Bad odors getting you down? No worries, Purification is here to save the day!

Like I said, endless options.

  Your next question should be “How do I get a super duper cool Young Living Home Diffuser like you, Carolyn??!!!!”

I’m glad you asked.

There are 2 ways to get a super duper cool Young Living Home Diffuser like me.

First- you can click here, go to the product line, and order your diffuser at full price. Quick. Easy. Done.

Second- you can click here, select a starter kit, become a Young Living Independent Distributor, and receive a $40 off coupon for any diffuser + wholesale pricing.

Considering the most you have to spend on a starter package is $40.00, you are basically getting your money back with the $40 coupon, not to mention the GREAT wholesale prices. It’s a pretty sweet deal. There’s no pressure to sell anything as a distributor, but it makes it a whole lot easier to share the healing benefits of Young Living Essential Oils!

If you have any questions or comments on how you diffuse your Young Living essential oils, leave me a comment!!

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Peanut butter smoothie!!!

I loooooove peanut butter. Like, really.

I also love smoothies. Particularly green smoothies with spinach. Flavorless when blended with other ingredients, but full of healthy stuff and tints your smoothie green. That’s just awesome.

On the flip side, I’m not a huge fan of working out. I got a gym membership, and it quickly fizzled into going to yoga class once a week. Because yoga doesn’t make me sweat. Okay, well, I sweat a little… but…. you get the point.

Tonight I decided to work out. Springtime is coming and it’s time to get in shape!! (ha…)

There’s a website that posts workout videos that I used to follow and do the workouts. If you are interested, it’s http://www.bodyrock.tv. Because of the immodesty and sexual nature of a lot of the work out titles and screen shots, I don’t really “promote” this website, and I actually quit following it for several months because it was getting continually worse. It does offer some great, short HIIT workouts that you can do at home with no equipment, and for that reason I decided to try it again today.

ANYWAY… I digress.

So, I tried this 12 minute workout. Which morphed into a 9 minute workout because I died.

I had been laying on the floor for about 5 minutes when I finally caught my breath and immediately began craving a smoothie. That’s what I find funny and quite convenient about working out- I tend to crave healthy stuff. It works out pretty well, I just wish it lasted longer…

Well, I finally got my sweaty self off the floor and into the kitchen to make my smoothie. My spinach smoothie. My spinach-peanut butter-oatmeal smoothie. And it was delicious. Absolutely delicious.

I know you want the recipe now, so here it is…

1 cup of oatmeal, blended into a powder before adding the other ingredients

1 1/2 c. vanilla yogurt

2.5 frozen bananas, broken into chunks

1 c. milk

1 c. peanut butter

1 c. baby spinach

Sprinkle some cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger on top, and blendddddd

It may sound gross, but let me tell you…. this smoothie is delicious!! Especially if you love peanut butter. I shared it with my 2 year old brother, with some leftover for me to drink for breakfast.

Between the oatmeal and peanut butter this smoothie is SOOO filling. It was my dinner after my “work out”, and I feel great!!

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Here’s to smoothies!! And working out…. maybe….

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Homemade Face Cleaning/Makeup Remover Wipes

I HATE washing my face at night. I absolutely loathe it. Wiping off stubborn mascara is not my idea of a relaxing preparation for bed.

I have found make up removing/cleansing face wipes to help the process a lot, but they always leave my face super dry and cause me to break out. I always have to moisturize afterward and even then my skin doesn’t feel right.

Sooo… naturally (literally… naturally… get it? ha.. nevermind) I decided to try making my own! I looked online to get an idea for a recipe, and then tweaked it to my own liking from there. Here’s what I ended up with….

Ingredients

4oz mason jar (Walmart carries these)

15-20 cotton rounds

1/4 tsp castile soap

1/4 tsp organic virgin coconut oil

10 drops of a Young Living essential oil of your choice (recommendations below)

1/3 c. hot water

Directions

Place cotton rounds in your mason jar. In a glass measuring cup, add your coconut oil, castile soap, and essential oil. Prepare some hot water (I just turn on the faucet to let the tap water heat up while I measure the other ingredients), and use it to fill the measuring cup to the 1/3 mark. Swish this around to dissolve the coconut oil and mix thoroughly, then pour over the cotton rounds. Make sure they all are thoroughly saturated, you can add more hot water if need be. Once they are all covered, close the lid tightly.

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Done!

That’s it.

Go wash your face.

Recommended oils….

Tea Tree Oil is great for those prone to oily skin and suffering from acne. It knocks out acne and cuts oil without over drying and damaging skin like commercial cleansers.

Lavender Oil is my FAVORITE oil. Adding it to your face wipes will make them great for dry skin and so soothing. Especially great if you plan on using these before you go to bed, the aroma will have you nice and relaxed and ready to sleep! Lavender will also help with healing acne and acne scars.

Lemon Oil will brighten your face and even your skin tone.

These are just a few suggestions to get you started, but explore and see what oils work for you and your skin! Have fun!

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My Favorite EVERYTHING Cleaner!!

photo (1)After several tries, I think I have nailed an EVERYTHING cleaner recipe that is easy and works for me!! By everything, I mean everything!!! Windows, sinks, counters, bathtubs, walls…. the list goes on and on.

I was using a vinegar/water/essential oil mixture as my all-purpose cleaner and a separate cleaner with alcohol for windows and mirrors, but that seemed like a waste when the alcohol will just add to the cleaning and disinfectant power of the all-purpose cleaner! There’s some debate on the safety of using alcohol, so if you have an issue with using it just make up the difference with water and in my experience it will still get the job done.

The best part is, you should have all these ingredients on hand already! It’s so easy!!

Ready?

Mix equal parts of water, rubbing alcohol, and white vinegar in a spray bottle.

Add about 10 drops of essential oil (see below for suggestions) and a squirt of Dawn dish detergent.

Shake… spray… wipe… breathe in the aroma from the essential oils and stand in awe of your super clean… EVERYTHING!!!

This has given me the best streak free shine on every window and mirror I have tried it on, as well as cut through lots of greasy grime on counter tops. The addition of essential oils totally cuts the vinegar smell and adds to the cleaning power.

There are so many options when it comes to essential oils to add. Here’s a few recommendations…

Tea Tree Oil is great for killing germs and disinfecting. It has a pretty strong odor that people either love or hate it seems. As for me, I tolerate it! Either way, it’s great for safe disinfecting.

Lemon Oil and Orange Oil are great cleaning citrus oils. I can’t get enough of the citrus smell and how CLEAN everything smells when I’m done!! They are both great at cutting grease, and you get some germ killing benefits with the lemon as well.

Peppermint Oil is another germ killing oil. It sure makes thing sparkle and shine, as well as leaving a fresh minty scent! As an added bonus, it’s a natural pest deterrent. Apparently they don’t like the scent as much as I do.

 These are just a few of the many oils you can use to clean your home. There are some people who use nothing but water and essential oils to clean, they are that powerful!

If you are new to the world of Young Living Essential Oils, click the link below to browse the online product line. The Everyday Oils Essential Oil Collection is a great place to start.

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Click here to sign up to receive wholesale pricing and great rewards as an independent distributor, like me! Send me an email at bigsis2many@yahoo.com for more info.

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Essential Oils v. Traditional Medicine

As a proud, new distributor for Young Living, I found this reference page to be SO cool!!!! It’s amazing what these natural GOD made medicines can do without the nasty side affects and risks of conventional drugs. Check it out!!

I_ve Got an Oil For That! Chart

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February 1, 2013 · 2:03 am