If I could go back...

Hey Friend,

Switching gears just a bit for today because I have to share something that I am passionate about...

Essential oils played a huge part six years ago in changing the life path that I was on.

They were the stepping stone that allowed me to leap into something unknown, scary... but empowering.

The gave me back a power I didn't even know that I had... the power to take control over my family's health and wellness!

I have a hunch that you want to harness that same power for yourself...

And for that reason, I will shout from the rooftops for as long as I live, and do everything I can to help others take that leap. You aren't alone.

My only regret was that I didn't know about these way sooner... like when my kiddos were little. 
I was young, easy controlled, went with the flow, did what I was 'supposed' to do, didn't rock the boat.
So I didn't question anything that I was told... just did it cause that's the way you are supposed to do it.
Sound familiar? I hope not, but if it does...

Mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle.... 
Rock the boat. 
Question everything.
Look at the ingredients. 
Read the labels.
Do your research.

So I have to take a minute today and tell you about these oils... created just for your kiddos! (Spoiler alert: You can use them too!)

This little collection has been around for awhile now, but it just got discounted and bundled with this adorable owl diffuser/nightlight/white noise machine. Plus, through the end of the month, it also includes a brand new oil (KidPower) for free! 

If you have ever thought about maybe NOT doing things the way you've always done them.
If you have ever looked for a safer, more natural alternative to supporting your kiddos.
If you have ever longed to be part of a community of like-minded moms and dads.

Friend, this is for you.

Let me give you a quick rundown of the oils included and what they can do for your family...

Bravery in a bottle for the littles! Roll on wrists or spine, or take a big inhale, when you’re going into a new situation and need some courage.

Let’s call this one focus in a bottle. This oil is a game changer for anyone that has trouble focusing on one task! This is a great one to roller on the back of the neck (brain stem) before school work! Throw a few rolls on a leather bracelet or necklace, apply a bit to wrists when you really need to concentrate.

Looove this on little chests and backs! Full of powerful oils like Eucalyptus blue, Palo santo, Lavender, Dorado azul, Ravintsara, Myrtle, Eucalyptus globulus, Marjoram, Pine, Eucalyptus citriodora, Cypress, eucalyptus radiata, Black spruce and Peppermint oils, this is so so needed during the fall and winter to make little lungs happy!

Leave this one out where the kids can grab it whenever they need it. It’s so beautiful to teach them to be in tune with their bodies needs! A swipe on the belly will help pretty much any issue feel better! A blend of Spearmint, Peppermint, Tangerine, Fennel, Anise, Ginger, and Cardamom, TummyGize is the perfect relaxing blend for massaging onto little tummies.

This relaxing bedtime (or anytime!) blend is so beloved for all ages! SleepyIze contains a beautiful combination of Lavender, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Tangerine, Bergamot, and Sacred Frankincense, as well as sleepytime favorites Valerian and Rue! You will adore this blend in your little one’s diffuser at night, and rolled on to undersides of the big toes and down the spine. Perfect for nighttime bonding and snuggles, you are going to LOVE it!!

For allllll the boo-boos!!!! Another one to leave out where the kids can easily grab it when needed! It’s formulated with Tea Tree, Elemi, and other oils which are gentle and perfect for the skin, so keep this one handy for application whenever your little one needs some extra love and care.

Check out the full cost breakdown and savings on these gems!

These are available to grab NOW!
Use THIS LINK to find them. Just click on the Other Premium Kits tab.
Oh, did I mention you'll also be getting a special gift from me?? Yeah, that too! :)

(And, if this particular bundle isn't for you, there are others to pick from!)

Shoot me a message once you've grabbed these so I can formally welcome you to the community!
Need some questions answered first? Just ask! 

Until next time... Blessings!

PS: If you are already a YL member, check out the brand new KidScents roller collection!

The Ultimate Mind Control...

The Ultimate Mind Control...

Did you ever really stop to consider... 
the insane amount of thoughts that go through your mind each day
the insane amount of information your brain processes each day
the insane amount of garbage your mind needs to filter through to find truth...

I am super fascinated by something that God created us with called a Reticular Activating System (RAS)... ever heard of it?

Indulge me for a minute while I tap into my inner science geek...

The reticular activating system is a short, pencil-sized piece of the brain located just above where the spinal cord is attached to the brain. It acts as the gatekeeper of information between most sensory systems and the conscious mind. Simply put, it makes sure you brain doesn't have to deal with more information than it can handle, and it lets information through that you are already focusing on... (spoiler alert, that last part is super important!).

In the first three-ish minutes of THIS VIDEO by Mel Robbins, she gives a great explanation from a scientific standpoint of why this system is so important. This is where I geek out when I can learn about specific ways that God designed us to function and then link it back to Scripture.

"For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." Romans 8:6

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Philippians 4:8

Why do you think God gives us so much instruction regarding our mind and the things that we are to think on? It's like He knew whatever we choose to focus on would become more prevalent in our life. ;)

When He created us, He gave us the freedom to be able to think for ourselves. I am pretty sure you are aware of the fall of mankind... enter sinful nature. So now, by nature, our minds are restless, unruly, and at times, downright evil. 

Ever notice how you don't have to teach a kid to lie? 
Ever notice how you don't have to train your brain to think nasty thoughts?

Those things just seem to come naturally, don't they.

It takes work to "take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." (2 Corinthians 10:5) 
It is a conscious decision to shift our focus to thinking on those things mentioned above.

But it is possible when we give God the ultimate mind control. Does that mean you will never think another negative thought again? Oh, heck no! It is a daily battle. But just like with anything, the more you do it, the easier it will become. And because of the RAS, the more you choose to focus on the good, the more you will see the good.

This passage is from a devotional I use daily called Jesus Calling: Morning and Evening by Sarah Young. 
"Habitual ways of thinking do not die easily. You may need to recapture the same thought many times before you gain mastery over it, but all that effort leads to a marvelous result: increased freedom to think My thoughts and commune deeply with Me. Wait with Me while I renovate you - from the inside out!"

Friend, your mind is a battlefield (and I believe it always will be), but by filling your mind with Truth (His word) and opening yourself up to allow that to transform your way of thinking, one day with God's help you will win the war.

Until next time... Blessings!

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Don't let your routine become routine...

Don't let your routine become routine...
When you bring God into your daily routines, every part of it can be used to glorify Him. Your everyday, seemingly mundane tasks can become special moments. 

Mile-Marker 40...

Mile-Marker 40...

Ok, I don't know if I would call it a milestone, per say, but let's go with it for lack of a better word...

Last month I turned 40. Where are my fellow 40-club friends? Would you consider that a milestone?

I guess to have survived this crazy ride called life for 40 years could be considered a pretty big deal. It felt like just another day, though my family and friends did make it very special for me (this is what happens when we are locked up to long, LOL)...

...but when you reach those (let's call them) mile-marker moments in life, it does cause you to pause and reflect, doesn't it?

For me, it was a moment of looking back and becoming so thankful for everything that God has brought me through. I felt myself being transported back into times in my life that were really hard, only this time I could see things so much more clearly. Having 'made it' through to the other side, I can now see exactly how God was using each situation as a way to grow me or help someone else. Maybe some day I will open up here and talk about all of it, but I can say with assurance had it not been for God's hand on my life I would not be where I am today. 

Having God in your life, or rather committing your life to God's hands, does NOT mean that it will be free from trials, disappointments, heartache, sickness, or utter devastation... it does NOT mean that you will never hit rock bottom, be beat up, broken, or crushed...

It DOES mean that He will use every one of those instances to remold and reshape you into the person that He is creating you to be. Each time you are broken, He remakes you into something better. Each time you are crushed (seemingly beyond repair), He sweeps up the shattered pieces and the dust, breathes new life into them and turns them into something so much more beautiful than they were before. Not one piece is ever wasted.

The most beautiful part about all that, is that He will then cause your path to cross with the paths of others who find themselves in a place where you have already been. If you allow Him to, He will use you and all your painful past experiences to speak directly into the life of someone else... Him working through you to bless them.

"He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us." 2 Corinthians 1:4

The crazy part about how God works sometimes, is that I believe He will cause you to walk through storms for the sole purpose of you then being able to comfort someone else walking through the same thing. It has nothing at all to do with you. Part of being a good steward over ALL the things God has entrusted to us, means accepting the good with the (seemingly) bad. God uses all things for our good and His glory, and sometimes for the benefit of others, they just seem bad to us in the moment.

I challenge you today, friend... whatever it is that you are facing right now... ask God to reveal to you how it can be used for His glory. Take the focus off of you, and look up. Maybe even take a minute to look around. Is there someone else who is facing a similar situation? Or is there someone else who has already come through it and they are stronger because of it?

#1 - There is someone out there waiting to comfort you, God promised it. 
#2 - There is someone out there waiting to be comforted, God promised it.

Your situation either puts you in category #1 or is preparing you for category #2. 

Embrace it.

Gather all the seeds that you can find right now... comfort, understanding, acceptance, perseverance, knowledge, love... and be ready to sow them into the lives of others... some seeds are only found in the storm.

Until next time... Blessings!

Let's get down and dirty...

Let's get down and dirty...

I am so glad that you decided to stick around!

Last week I promised you an awesome freebie, and I know you won't be disappointed! 


While I am not an avid gardener, I do enjoy getting my hands dirty every once in a while. :)

There is something so symbolic about gardening, and I seem to draw so many analogies from the entire process. 

Talk about stewardship, right?!? You have been entrusted with this teeny, tiny, little seed... that is LOADED with potential! Your job is to keep it from dying. No pressure!

Not only that, but as it grows, how you choose to nurture and tend to it will have a direct result on your harvest. 
  1. You can't water it just once a week and expect it to stay hydrated.
  2. You can't feed it nasty fertilizer filled with harmful chemicals and expect it to be wholesome.
  3. You can't tend it a couple times a month and expect it to not get choked out by weeds.
You see, there is more to just keeping it from dying if you want it to actually thrive! 

Are you thriving in life? If your answer is no, ask yourself why. 
Are you being a good steward over your seeds?

I'm going to give you some time to draw your own analogies and maybe ask yourself some tough questions. How do those three points above directly relate to the garden of your life?

You are the seed; if you aren't growing, why? 

Oh friend, we have so much to dig into over the coming weeks and months!


Now, let's chat actual gardening with actual seeds that produce amazing goodness!

Have you ever considered using essential oils in your gardening practices as a safer way of helping your seeds to thrive? 

Things like weeds, pests, and bad harvests show up in every garden, every year. But I have your ticket to tackling even the hardest of seasons. I want to give you some tricks and recipes to keep up your sleeve that will help you succeed from the day the seed goes in the ground ‘til the day you harvest it.

Using essential oils in the gardening process will help you garden in a way that results in fruits and veggies that have been lovingly cared for in the most organic way. You can even achieve that affordably, sustainably, and without the use of harsh chemicals, friend!

To help you get started, I have this FABULOUS 11-page Gardening Journal that I would like to give you for FREE!

You can print the pages you need, and file the rest away for later. Use this over and over again each year as you plan out those tasks that will be profitable, make your list and check it twice, and utilize the safe, effective recipes provided.

You can CLAIM YOUR FREEBIE HERE and it will be delivered right to your inbox! PLUS, I will include the link for my FREE Gardening + Oils Masterclass that will give you insider tips to make your gardening experience pleasant and fruitful. If you are curious about non-harmful ways to keep your pets out of the garden, keep unwanted growers at bay, and how to attract more pollinators to promote plant reproduction, then this is for you!

Once you snag your journal, I would love for you to come right back here and drop a comment below letting me know how you plan to use it. Let's chat it up, and learn from each other as we go!

Until next time... Blessings!

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