Here's to Good Mornings (And New Blog Content)

It’s 2019 and like everyone else in the world, we thought it was time for change! New Year, New Blog (content)!

It’s obvious how much we all LOVE Young Living and our oils, but there is SO much more to our way of life that we decided to expand. In 2019 you can expect a mixture of lifestyle posts along with our tried-and-true oily posts! We can’t wait to share healthy recipes, toxic-free living how-tos, baby tips, workouts we love, mind and emotional wellbeing pointers and just good ol’ tips to make life easier. Sound good? If you have something you’d love to hear about, let us know! I’m sure one of us has experience with it.

Here’s to Good Mornings!

We are right there with you, Mr. Pug! Pass the coffee!

We are right there with you, Mr. Pug! Pass the coffee!

To start us off, let’s chat about mornings! I know some people can jump out of bed and start the day ASAP. News flash – that’s NOT me! But, I have learned over the years (especially after a couple of very energetic baby boys) about how to make my mornings a little better.

Be Kind to Your Future Self

One thing that has helped me the most is getting everything done the night before that I can. I think of it as present to my morning self. I make sure milk cups are clean, out and ready to go, the dishes are washed (they’re at least in the dishwasher clean from an overnight wash!), the kitchen is clean, the boys clothes are already laid out for the day and my oldest has a lunch packed for PreK. These things might sound silly to some but it makes my morning run a lot smoother while taking care of my littles. If things are organized and ready to go during my groggy moments of reaching for coffee and Ningxia Nitro (check out all of our Ningxia Nitro tips here), then I’m more likely to stay on task and time!

Gratitude is a Great Way to Start the Day (And So is Planning Ahead)

Now, what do I do for me specially? At my first moment of being coherent, I always try and think about my day. As I plan it in my head, I think about what I need to do as I give thanks for another morning. Giving thanks for my day and planning it in my head gives me a sense of gratitude and ambition to get things done. I work from home (Young Living full-time) so planning my day is super important. It helps me get everything done I need to without feeling overwhelmed.

You cannot change the past but you CAN mold your future. Do this every day and watch as your life transforms.

Diffusing for the Win

Current Diffuser Love: Northern Lights Black Spruce + Orange. Treat yourself to this little slice of heaven.

Current Diffuser Love: Northern Lights Black Spruce + Orange. Treat yourself to this little slice of heaven.

The next task: get that diffuser running! What I pick totally depends on what kind of mood I’m in, but this really helps wake me up. Our sense of smell is so stimulating so use that as your secret weapon for a good morning! For the last few weeks I have been all about Northern Lights Black Spruce and Orange oil. I use about 5 drops of NLBS and 4 of Orange. It’s a little slice of heaven on earth! BONUS: It helps keep my kids calmer and get along better!

Great Mornings: Condensed Version

So - condensed version? Get things done the night before and be thankful for another morning even if you’d rather stay in bed! Easy, right?

What are your tips for early mornings? I’d love to hear all about it! I’m soo open to new tricks.

Happy New Year everyone and I hope you enjoy the path the blog is taking!

DIY Essential Oils for Back to School

We’ve reached our final course...errr this series: Back to School DIY. As you’re settling into your new routine, you may just be inspired to do some DIY projects, and we are here to help with some of our fav recipes. Much like our diffuser post, these recipes will take you from Good morning to Goodnight.

So, class, are you ready? Let’s get started!

Smooth(ie) Sailing: Rise N Shine Smoothie

Make mornings easy with this quick and tasty breakfast treat. 

Make mornings easy with this quick and tasty breakfast treat. 

Need Breakfast at the push of button? Enter the Rise n Shine Smoothie. We award this one bonus points for being delicious and nutritious. Switch up ingredients to customize to your family’s tastes. Vitality oils, milks and fruits can all be swapped for your favs.

Everyday Wellness: Germy Hand Kid Soap

Feeling DIY-inspired? Try this wellness-boosting, Thieves-powered foaming hand soap. 

Feeling DIY-inspired? Try this wellness-boosting, Thieves-powered foaming hand soap. 

While we love Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, this recipe is a great DIY alternative if you’re feeling creative. Either way, you’ll be supporting your family’s wellness with the power of Thieves.

After School Anti-Smell: Stinky Kid Spray

Keep this spray with you anywhere stink can happen: aka EVERYWHERE.

Keep this spray with you anywhere stink can happen: aka EVERYWHERE.

Purification (obvious alert) purifies the air. That means that it can even refresh things like middle school boy bedroom, volleyball bag or mysterious minivan odors. Don’t leave home without it.

After School Snack: Dreamsicle Fruit Dip

Ease into homework time with a yummy snack: Dreamsicle Dip + Fruit. 

Ease into homework time with a yummy snack: Dreamsicle Dip + Fruit. 

Treat your students to a sweet treat after school that’s not packed with sugar or strange ingredients. Fruit + this yummy Dreamsicle dip will please even picky eaters. Want to make it even healthier? Replace the cream cheese with Greek yogurt and the powder sugar with agave, honey or stevia.

Night Night: Sweet Dreams Cream

Relax...Sweet Dreams Cream to the bedtime rescue! 

Relax...Sweet Dreams Cream to the bedtime rescue! 

We will share anything that helps kids have a good night sleep. Just apply this cream after evening bath to help your kids relax. It’s an easy way to use oils with your family and with Lavender and Peace & Calming II, it’s bound to invite (you guessed it) Sweet Dreams fast.

Class Dismissed 

Thanks for attending our Back to School crash course! Do you have any Essential Oil DIY inspiration to share? We’d love to hear from you!

Stay tuned, we'll share September Promo details soon!

Essentials Oils for Back to School: Smells like School Spirit

Today we’re continuing our back to school series. Behind? Here’s your review cheat sheet:

Ok, now class is back in session. And we’ll continue our back-to-school series with a pop quiz. (Nope, we’re not messing around;) Quick: what’s one of the easiest, most efficient ways to use your oils?

Tick, Tick, Tick...Time’s up!

If you said “diffusing” gold star for you! Just remember: Effective + Easy + Cost Efficient = Diffusing.

Even if the smell is not as strong as commercial candles or waxes, you and your family are getting wonderful benefits. That’s because your diffuser breaks down each oil into micro particles that stay in the air for hours. That’s getting your money’s worth – and with minimal effort!

Here are our top oils to diffuse throughout a busy school day. Enjoy (and pay attention, there could be another quiz next week)!

Diffuser Oils for the School Year

We believe diffusing oils is one of the best ways to brighten your family's day! 

We believe diffusing oils is one of the best ways to brighten your family's day! 

Essential Oils for Your Morning Routine

Wake up and smell the oils! Try these two refreshing blends to begin each day with a bang.

Joy Essential Oil Blend

Joy was one of the first oils we ever shared on the blog. That’s because this blend has been bringing us Joy for a long time. Diffuse to deflect early-morning grumpies and promote emotional balance.

Motivation Essential Oil Blend

Start the day (or study session) off with the power of Motivation. It helps support emotional balance and ward off fear and procrastination.

Mood Support

Beat first day (and beyond) jitters with these mood-boosting oils. Enjoying aromatic benefits on-the-go is easy, you can:

  • Apply a few drops to your hands, rub them together and inhale deeply
  • Wear an oil as a perfume or cologne
  • Wear a diffuser necklace or bracelet

Stress Away Essential Oil Blend

Stress Away is a wonderful everyday perfume. It offers much-needed emotional support with a zesty, lime-infused scent.

Tip: To use as a perfume, apply oil with a roller ball to your neck, wrists and inside your elbows.  

Valor Essential Oil Blend

There’s really no way to talk about this blend without reviewing a vocab word first.

Valor(n): strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter what is laid before them; personal bravery.

Now you know why we love this oil?! Apply it to the back of the neck, temples and/or inside the wrists. It can be a great companion for all those moments of uncertainty.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood supports emotional balance and promotes a calm mind. It’s perfect for the school year: it helps maintain concentration and tackle the unknown.

Homework Time Oils


Give your students a natural boost with these oils. They help support your brain’s ability to focus.

Peppermint + Lemon

Peppermint can energize and focus your attention. Diffusing peppermint with lemon oil is one of our favorite study tips. Plus, these oils come with the Premium Starter Kit, so newbies, this is great recipe to start with!

Brain Power Essential Oil Blend

This oil is very high in sesquiterpenes (yes, that is another vocab word, look it up!). Sesquiterpenes play a role in dissolving petrochemicals (these are bad things, look it up!) and therefore increase normal receptivity in the brain and increase the amount of oxygen received. More oxygen to the brain = a happy, more functional, less foggy study session!

Bedtime Oils

Smell that? It’s time for bed! Create a peaceful routine to end the day with these relaxing oils.


This is a VERY popular oil for aiding relaxation. We love to diffuse it and apply it to the bottom of our feet before bed. You can even put a couple drops on your pillow for continued benefits.

Tranquil Roll On

Put yourself and your kids in a tranquil state with this easy to use roll on. Apply to the bottom of the feet, back of the neck and/or temples. ZZzzzz

Peace & Calming Essential Oil Blend

Bid farewell to stress and welcome relaxation with Peace & Calming II. This oil is gentle enough to diffuse through the night, even for little ones.

Any Questions?

Let us know if you need more back to school diffuser tips! Leave us a comment and we’ll help as soon as we can!