3 Must Have Winter Wellness Recipes

by Laura on November 14, 2015

The air is finally cooler here in Austin….halleluuyyeerr!

So I’m feeling the fall air and whipping up our 3 MUST HAVE Winter Wellness goodies for the family.

We all get a little dry skin so were making a super simple creamy body butter.


Whenever congestion hits I want to be prepared and not have to  scramble to find comfort. I love these DIY vapor discs. They are simple to make, and are amazing at relieving congestion, and help support the respiratory system in the upcoming winter months! Make sure you store these in a good airtight container or freezer bag.


You can never go wrong with a DIY Thieves throat spray, which can easily double as antiseptic spray for surfaces on the go. Make sure your placing this in a glass spray bottle.

3 must have Winter Wellness Recipes for your home. Body Butter, Vapor disks, Throat spray. Young Living Essential Oils.

We only use Young Living 100% Therapeutic Grade Oils ’round here! Click HERE to learn more!



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Ultimate Detox Drink Challenge

by Laura on November 4, 2015

Ultimate Detox Drink Challenge!!! – November 15th!!
For anyone with health and wellness/ weight management goals, I thought it would be fun for us to try it together for a month and then compare notes. Anyone up for it? We will begin November 15th, to allow everyone to gather the supplies.

Join me on Facebook to follow our journey!!

My amazing upline leader, Niccole Perez,  shared with us her ultimate detox drink!
Many of us have weight management goals, and I have something to help with those goals. Now, I am a big advocate of a healthy diet and exercise, but the closer someone gets to their goal it seems the harder it is to reach.

Enter the “Ultimate Detox Drink!”

I did some research on unsweetened (important detail) cranberry juice, and citrus essential oils for my weight management goals and I am so very glad I did.

Supplies Needed:

  • Unsweetened Cranberry Juice
  • Lemon, Orange, and Grapefruit Essential Oils
  • 240z Glass or metal cup (citrus oils break down petrochemicals, stay away from plastic and Styrofoam)

Directions:  drink this concoction first thing in the morning, mid-day, and then again in the evening.

It is incredibly refreshing, helps me drink plenty of water, and has many health benefits. 10 days ago I started this combo, and let me just say that I’m feeling better and better about heading to the beach in 10 days!

Do you Need Essential Oils? Click here to learn about Young Living Oils, and why I wouldn’t choose another brand for our families health and wellness! Become a wholesale member or leave you email address in the comments to place an order and i’ll send you information.

I love to help people achieve their wellness goals!

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Detox your Body and Have Winter Wellness

by Laura on November 1, 2015

The day after Halloween is the perfect time to start a sugar detox and start getting ready for the fall months!

I have the biggest sweet tooth, but training your body to get off of sugar is the best feeling! I will not buy sweets like cookies, because I know I’m weak. I’d be the first to eat the whole bag! The kids Halloween candy is about to quickly disappear in the trash as well.  How do you handle the candy overload from trick or treating?

 Sugar plays a HUGE part when we start talking about body wellness.

  • Sugar can prime your body to developing diabetes
  • Sugar can make your organs FAT. Sugar triggers your liver to store fat, which eventually lead to fat globules developing on organs.
  • Sugar is bad for the heart! Diabetes and heart disease are closely related and connected.
  • Sugar creates tense blood vessels, which can lead to high blood pressure and strokes in the long term.
  • Sugar can make you an addict…A Sugar Addict! Sugar triggers the release of dopamine and opioid causing a “feel good” moment and the urge to have more. JUST SAY NO!
  • Sugar confuses the brain by saying”I’m not full”. In my case creating a ravenous beast :)
  • Sugar also creates a thriving environment for cancer and can hinder healing in the body.

It takes about one week for your taste buds to re-regulate post no-sugar. After that first week you will notice the difference in the way food tastes! Fruit is more amazing than ever.

While coming off of a sugar laced lifestyle I love to incorporate a few of my favorite Essential Oils to help promote a natural and gentle detox process, and increase my immunity as well.

My favorite oils that I use to Detox are:

Lemon  – Lavender – Grapefruit – Peppermint – Oregano

Detox and body wellness with essential oils. Immune Boosting Naturally 1. Lemon

Citrus oils stimulate white blood cells to defend the body against  infections. They also have detoxifying properties that are beneficial to the liver.

Everyday uses for Lemon :  Add 2 drops of lemon to your water to aid the lymphatic system. Only use a glass or metal drinking cup. Citrus oils are powerful at breaking down petrochemicals. You can also add 2 drops of lemon to the soles of your feet to experience similar effects.

2. Lavender

Lavender has a calming scent which makes it great for relaxing the nervous system and support that system. It can increase focus, relaxation, support discomfort in the body, and great for applying to skin abrasions.

Everyday uses for Lavender: Apply two drops to your wrists and rub the back of neck as well to support the adrenals and nervous system or apply to the soles of feet before bedtime.

3. Grapefruit

Grapefruit is antiviral, antiseptic, detoxifying, and supports the digestive system and skin. It refreshes the mind and is very uplifting.

Everyday uses for Grapefruit : Add 1-2 drops to water to aid the lymphatic system, create a body moisturizer by mixing 2-3 drops of oil  per 1 tsp of coconut oil.

4. Oregano

Oregano is a very powerful anti-bacterial oil! It is very high in anti-oxidants.

Everyday use for Oregano: Add one drop into a tsp of honey to soothe a sore throat, or add to coconut oil with same ration to create a natural hand sanitizer. You can also add to the soles of feet.

5. Peppermint

This is an amazing oil for cleansing the lymphatic system, supporting weight loss, supporting the digestive system, and increasing focus. Also great for the  respiratory system.

Everyday use for Peppermint oil: Apply one drop palm, apply to the roof of your mouth by using your thumb. Rub the leftover oil to your temples and back of neck. This is a “hot oil”, if you experience painful warm sensation rub in a carrier oil, to dilute.  Should be used with caution in children under 18 months old.

If you want more information about Essential Oils and how to get started visit HERE !!

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17. How to become Oily

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+ If your interested in becoming a member, click here As a member you enjoy 24% off retail prices! You will also be joining an amazing team with dedicated Facebook pages, weekly calls, inspiration from leaders, and tons of resources to help guide you on your oily journey!

Young Living Premium Starter Kit

For wholesale:

+    Think of this as a one-time Costco membership fee, only you get tons of amazing oils, a diffuser and so much more. Costco only gives you coupons.
+   No renewal fee; simply purchase a minimum of $50 of product (PV) per year and your account stays active.
No order minimum! You can order whenever you like, as often as you like at 24% off retail prices.
+  Although wholesale customers are called “Distributors” you are not signing up to sell oils and there is absolutely no pressure to do so! If you do want to make this a business we offer a monthly business class and are happy to get you signed up!
+  You will receive a member number to share with friends and if they order using your member number, you’ll receive compensation. This is just a great perk because it’s hard not to share the oils with your loved ones.
When choosing a starter kit we recommend the Premium Starter Kit (NOT International unless you are!). This is hands down the best bang for your buck and includes:

+ Everyday Oils collection (1 – 5 ml Digize, 1 – 5 ml Frankincense, 1 – 5 ml Lemon, 1 – 5 ml Lavender, 1 – 5 ml, Peppermint, 1 – 5 ml Purification, 1 – 5 ml Panaway, 1 – 5 ml Copaiba, 1 – 5 ml Thieves®, 1 – 5 ml R.C. $163 value) + BONUS Stress Away 5-ml )

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+ Pick your own diffuser – It works as a humidifier, atomizer, air purifier and also has an optional glow setting. Perfect for little ones!! We have ours going in the kitchen all day. Choose from the home diffuser (has intermittent and regular settings, fun floral design), dew drop diffuser (goes straight for 4 hours, clean design), bamboo diffuser (more modern look) and the aria diffuser (gorgeous glass diffuser, led light show, spa sounds, three different timer settings, remote control)


+ Welcome to Young Living booklet, Essential Oils at a Glance user’s guide, Distributor Resource Guide, S.E.E.D. Sharing for Success booklet
+ AromaGlide Roller Fitment
+ Two Lavender Sample Packets, two Peppermint Sample Packets, two Peace & Calming Sample Packets, two Lemon Sample Packets, two Thieves Sample Packets, Sample Packet Business Cards
+ Two NingXia Red 2-oz. samples
+Distributor Agreement, Product Guide and Product Price List.

For retail:

– No starter kit required.
– Order products whenever you would like (but pay 24% more than a wholesale customer).

Please check out our Team’s page for more resources! –> We Can Oil It

As part of your Oily Journey, only YOU can be your BEST   HEALTHCARE  ADVOCATE! Only you can be in charge of your healthy and your families health. Knowledge is power! I encourage everyone I talk to about oils to research and read reputable sources for information. The following books are a few of my favorites to begin your journey with!

Recommended reading: Each of these books have helped guide me on my oily journey!
+ Gentle Babies by Deborah Raybern –> an absolute must for mamas, this has great info on using oils and supplements during pregnancy as well as on infants and older children. Also, it’s a quick read and a resource I reference daily!
+ Essential Oils Pocket Reference–> this contains history about essential oils and biblical uses of oils, which I find fascinating, but it also breaks down each individual oil and each blend to explain the properties and uses. It also has a section where you can search by condition to find out which oils would be appropriate.
+ Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils


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Miss Ainsley is now  8 months old! This little babe has definitely changed our family dynamic for the better. As this is our third child, I had grand ideas about how raising her would be. For starters she would be sleeping through the night. This would happen of course by her lying down and drifting […]

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  Our family has anticipated this day for 10 months now…the birth of our third sweet baby. Finding out that you are pregnant for the third time, with a 9 year gap since your last little babe, was shocking to say the least. I think MM and I experienced every emotion: shocked, sad, anxious, excited, […]

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Miss A’s Modern Girls Nursery

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I would’ve sworn by this day that Miss A would be here already! However she has been so content in my belly and is no rush to come out. I hope this just means shes going to be the most relaxed baby ever and never cause a fuss…. Miss A will currently live in the […]

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