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Part 2 // Balance Your Chakras Using Essential Oils

Let's continue our discussion on chakras and essential oils by exploring why you should care!  These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow. Think of something as simple as your bathtub drain. If you allow too much hair to go into the drain, the bathtub will back up with water, stagnate and eventually bacteria and mold will grow. So is too with our bodies and the chakras. A bathtub is simple; it’s physical so the fix is easy. Keeping a chakra open is a bit more of a challenge, but not so difficult when you have awareness. Since mind, body, soul, and spirit are intimately connected, awareness of an imbalance in one area will help bring the others back into balance. Take for example, a wife, who has recently lost her husband. She develops acute bronchitis, which remains in the chest, and then gets chest pains each time she coughs. The whole heart chakra is affected in this case. If she realizes the connection between the loss and the bronchitis, healing will occur much faster if she honors the grieving process and treats that as well as the physical ailment.

Where do I start?

Clearing the chakras begins with the foundation. The first three chakras are the chakras of Matter, starting at the base of the spine. They are more physical in nature. We need to start at the base - or the Root Chakra - on this journey to begin balancing. Here’s a brief overview of the three chakras of matter before we dive deep into the first one on it’s own.

First Chakra: The Muladhara is the chakra of stability, security, and our basic needs. It encompasses the first three vertebrae, the bladder, and the colon. When this chakra is open, we feel safe and fearless. We feel supported, a sense of connection and safety to the physical world, and grounded. ***The lesson of this chakra is self-preservation; we have a right to be here.***

Second Chakra: The Svadhisthana Chakra is our creativity and sexual center. It is located above the pubic bone, below the navel, and is responsible for our creative expression. When this chakra is balanced, we have an ability to take risks, we are creative, we are committed. We are passionate, sexual and outgoing. ***The lesson of this chakra is to honor others.***

Third Chakra: The Manipura Chakra means lustrous gem and it’s the area from the navel to the breastbone. The third chakra is our source of personal power. When this chakra is balanced, we feel self-respect and self-compassion. We feel in control, assertive, confident. ***The lesson of this chakra is self-acceptance.***

First Chakra / Root

Heart Chakra

The Root Chakra, or the Muladhara is the chakra of stability, security, and our basic needs. It encompasses the first three vertebrae, the bladder, and the colon. When this chakra is open, we feel safe and fearless. We feel supported, a sense of connection and safety to the physical world, and grounded. ***The lesson of this chakra is self-preservation; we have a right to be here.***

The Root Chakra is often associated with the color red. Red symbolizes life, vitality, endurance, and appetite – the very drivers of our survival and existence as beings within the universe. 

How do we know if the Root Chakra is blocked or unbalanced? Feelings of loneliness and insecurity, lack of confidence, spacey, feeling unsafe, digestive/excretion issues, and/or experiencing times of instability or change.

Suggested Essential Oils to use with balancing the Root Chakra include: Cypress, Ginger, Cinnamon Bark, Sandalwood, Valor, Abundance, Grounding, Vetiver, Myrrh, Patchouli, Sacred Mountain and Nutmeg. Diffuse and/or apply to base of spine and/or bottom of feet. (Select one or a combination that you are drawn to - there is no right or wrong answer!)

Root Chakra Balancing Recipe: 1 drop Vetiver + 2 drops Myrrh + 6 drops Sacred Frankincense + 4 drops Ylang Ylang + 1-4 small Red Jasper pebbles (optional). Combine ingredients in a small 2 oz spray bottle with distilled or bottled water or into a 5 ml glass bottle with carrier oil. Apply to Root Chakra as needed.

Balancing tips: Meditate outside, sitting on the ground to connect with the earth for this practice. Focus on yoga asanas (poses) that focus on grounding your body. Take a walk in nature. Practice while utilizing the color red, or incorporating a gemstone over the chakra area using a gemstone specific for balance of the Root Chakra: bloodstone, onyx, obsidian, hematite, or tigers eye.

Affirmation / I am connected to all that is around me, this connection gives me a strong foundation and does not hold me back. Security and stability in life allow me to move with both confidence and connection to who I am.

Guided Meditation for Root Chakra

Second Chakra / Sacral

Moving on to the Second Chakra – Sacral. Located just above the Root Chakra, the Sacral Chakra deals primarily with our ability of acceptance, connection, creativity, and sexual health. It deals with our ideals of enjoyment and pleasure. It is located in the lower abdomen, just below the navel. This position connects it to our sense of abundance and well-being. It can greatly affect the physical energy of the body, and when it falls out of balance, one can feel lethargic, tired and mundane. When this chakra is balanced, we have an ability to take risks, we are creative, we are committed. We are passionate, sexual and outgoing. 

The Sacral Chakra is associated with the color orange. Orange reflects a feeling of openness and changing (consider the changing tones of color in the fall – almost all pass through orange). Orange energy is also very sensual, and is able to transform mundane energy into more powerful, bright energy.

Tips for Balancing your Sacral Chakra. Locate it first - Lower abdomen, about two inches below the navel and two inches in. Spend time near or in the water. Practice positive affirmations – “I love life” and “I know that I deserve goodness and joy” are two examples. Practice fluid, changing yoga poses (Seated pelvic circles, butterfly pose, cobra pose). Hula hooping, spinning, and other motion driven exercises stimulate this chakra. Practice while utilizing the color orange, or incorporating a gemstone over the chakra area using a gemstone specific for balance of the Sacral Chakra: carnelian, red garnet, red jasper, red and brown aventurine, ruby. 

Suggested Essential Oils to use with balancing the Sacral Chakra include: Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Rose, Rosemary, Patchouli, Jasmine, Cedarwood, orange, tangerine, geranium, Peace & Calming, Harmony, Inner Child, and Forgiveness; diffused and/or applied slightly below the navel. 

Sacral Balancing Recipe: 7 Drops Orange + 4 drops Ylang Ylang + 2 drops Neroli + 1-4 Carnelian pebbles (optional). Combine ingredients in a small 2 oz spray bottle with distilled or bottled water or into a 5 ml glass bottle with carrier oil. Apply to Sacral Chakra as needed.

Affirmation / I am a sensory being full of creative potential. I embrace life with passion and enjoy plunging into joy and happiness. My senses are alive, aware, and connected.

Guided Meditation for Sacral Chakra Balancing


Third Chakra / Solar Plexus 

The Solar Plexus most common chakra to be out of balance. This chakra is located about two inches above the navel at the diaphragm of the body. Here, this chakra connects us to discipline, desire and gut instincts. It affects the sense of power and comfort one has with their surroundings, and when it is out of balance, the chakra can affect our sense of certainty. Deals with willpower, and is blocked by shame. When this chakra is balanced, we feel self-respect and self-compassion. We feel in control, assertive, confident. 

The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the color yellow. The color represents vibrance, youthful, optimism and energy. At the same time, like a hot yellow sun, the color represents knowledge and wisdom. It’s connected to introspection, intellect and guided autonomy. 

How do you know if your Solar Plexus Chakra is Unbalanced? Weak concentration. Poor memory. Uncentered, uneasy feeling. Skin issues. Fatigue. Colon Issues. Poor self-worth, self-esteem. Low self-confidence. 

Tips for balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra: Locate it: Upper abdomen in the stomach area. Bask in sunlight. Start a bonfire (safely) and sit around it with friends. Talk a walk in the sun. Meditate and practice metacognition (think about how you think). When you meditate on the solar plexus, your focus should be on connecting with your personal power. Practice while utilizing the color yellow, or incorporating a gemstone over the chakra area using a gemstone specific for balance of the Solar Plexus Chakra: amber, quartz, topaz, aragonite, citrine, golden calcite, yellow sapphire. 

Suggested Essential Oils for Use with Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra: Myrrh, Frankincense, Balsam Fir, Lemon, Juniper, Basil, Lavender, Bergamot, Geranium, Ginger, Lemongrass, Harmony, Sacred Mountain, Acceptance, Release. Diffuse or apply to upper abdomen, stomach area.

Solar Plexus Balancing Recipe: 5 drops Grapefruit + 4 drops Lemon + 2 drops Lemongrass + 2 drops Roman Chamomile + 1-4 Citrine pebbles (optional). Combine ingredients in a small 2 oz spray bottle with distilled or bottled water or into a 5 ml glass bottle with carrier oil. Apply to Solar Plexus Chakra as needed.

Affirmation / I love and accept myself. I am willing to stand up for myself in confidence for that which I believe. I have the freedom to make my own choices in life with appreciation of my sense of self. I am connected to the source of all power and it flows through me to encourage the power of others.

Guided Meditation for Solar Plexus Chakra Balancing


Part 1 // Balance Your Chakras Using Essential Oils

This week, we're starting a three part series discussing how you can use essential oils to balance your chakras. Before we start, let's clear the energy around you using sage or sage essential oil to ensure the space you’re in is a positive one.

Here is a simple way to clear your space:⠀
Try making a Clear the Energy spray with the following items: 13 drops of Sage essential oil + 2 oz spray bottle + 1-4 small Clear Quartz pebbles (optional). Fill spray bottle with distilled or bottled water and all the ingredients above or use a 5 ml roller bottle, add the ingredients and fill to the top with carrier oil. Swirl contents before using. Spray it in the corners of your room, over the door frame and throughout the space. Spray it on your mat before you start your yoga or meditation practice.⠀

Or try using a sage stick:⠀
Step 1: Notice funky energy or just want a clear space.⠀
Step 2: Grab a sage stick. You can get them at most metaphysical stores and even at some health food stores.⠀
Step 3: Light it up.⠀
Step 4: Walk around your house with it & create an INTENTION to clear your space. Some people like to walk in a counter-clockwise direction.⠀
Step 5: Run sage under a bit of water to extinguish & place on a fire-proof surface to dry (SUPER IMPORTANT!)⠀
Step 6: Enjoy your now energetically cleared space.⠀


Chakras 

Okay folks, we are going to get right to the nitty gritty. When I first started with Chakras, the hardest thing was trying to understand something I could not see. However, putting them in terms of spinning energies that focus on points of the body and identifying a color and emotion helped me personally.⠀

The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive. Blocked energy in our seven chakras can often lead to illness, so it's important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely.⠀

The belief is that, through essential oils, energy can be generated for the chakra to keep it healthy and balanced. Sometimes one, or more, of the main chakras can be out of balance, or the energies flowing through them may be blocked. When this happens it has an effect on our health either physically, mentally or emotionally. Using essential oils can help stimulate the 'energy centers' and bring them back into balance. Amazing, right!?! What is your experience? Which oils do you use? Comment below.

We'll continue with each of the chakras next week!

Thank you for being here on this journey with me. xo

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All Things Thieves Online Class

As health and wellness are on the rise, you will see many more companies put products on the shelf that appear to be safe and read “all natural,” but are they really all that safe?

In this class, I will break down some of the misleading information out there and give you alternatives you can feel confident using at an affordable price! I’ll even throw in a few bonus DIY recipes. Get ready to shocked when you learn about what is lurking in your cabinets!

Even though some naturally occurring things in nature can be harmful, I want to assure you that throughout this class, when I refer to products or ingredients as "natural," I mean they are NOT harmful to your health and they are completely safe for you and your family. We will talk about all of my favorites from Young Living and I can assure you they are very safe and also very effective. It's an easy ditch and switch in our house and I know it will be for yours as well.  

As the world becomes more aware of what is and isn’t healthy, “all natural” and “toxin-free” products are becoming more and more popular. But are those products really safe? Take a minute and go to your app store and download the app called “Think Dirty.” Sign in and let it take you through the tutorial on how to use the app. I will have you use it throughout class to get more familiar with the products in your house.

The Think Dirty app is an application you can use to scan products and see how they rate in terms of safety. If anything rates a six or higher, I don't touch it with a ten foot pole. If it rates between a 3-5, I check out the ingredient/s that are making it rate that high and also look them up on the The Environmental Working Group website to see why that ingredient is given a higher rating. If that ingredient is the LAST ingredient listed on the product label, I know there is only a small amount in the product. Then I make my own judgment call on whether I want to use the product or not. Products rated 1-2 are completely safe and are my top picks. 

If that feels uber time-consuming, it is a great idea to find a company that has your health in mind and is committed to producing products that are safe and effective.

Enter Young Living.

Just for fun, I want you to collect one product from your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. For example, all-purpose cleaner, shampoo, and laundry detergent. 

Look at those results!

Thank you for being here on this journey with me. xo


Grab your free copy of The Essential Cleaning Guide

I've been working on a new project (an amazing resource for YOU!) and it's finally ready. I am SUPER excited to announce that The Essential Cleaning Guide is available to download. Woot Woot!

How will this resource help you? This guide will break down some of the misleading information out there regarding "all natural" products, and gives you alternatives you can feel confident using at an affordable price!

Does all natural mean it's safe? As health and wellness are on the rise, you will see many more companies put products on the shelf that appear to be safe and read “all natural”, but are they really all that safe?

After you download the guide, I want you to collect one product from your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. For example, all-purpose cleaner, shampoo, and laundry detergent. Have them within reach as you go through this guide. Also, take a minute to download the Think Dirty app on your phone.

Thank you for being here on this journey with me. xo



Using Essential Oils with Dogs

This one is for my dog loving buddies!

I hope you enjoyed this presentation!

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Oils for Dudes!

Welcome, gentlemen, this one's just for you. Incorporating essential oils into your life can be so simple. Take a few minutes to read about essential oils that can help with sore muscles, stress during the day, increase stamina and improve thinning hair. Short on time? Get this cheat sheet.

Thank you for being here on this journey with me. xo

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14 Day Challenge

Alright, grab that PSK, open it up, get those oils out, set that diffuser up, we are going to play, play, play!

First things first, no one is an oils expert, you read that right, not even me. I learned by reading through our groups, books, and experimenting with my oils! There are three ways to use the oils, aromatic (diffusing), topical (on your body), and ingesting (in your body).

Start this challenge by setting up your diffuser, picking a couple of oils from your starter kit and diffuse away!

*Remember, start with like 3/4/5 drops MAX, you can always add more if you want. There is no right or wrong when it comes to diffusing, play around, see what you are drawn too.

Need to wake up? Lemon + Peppermint are an amazing combo!
Want to rest? Lavender + Stress Away
Dreaming of a beachy island? Peppermint + Stress Away
Respiratory support? RC/Raven + Lemon


The possibilities are endless, have fun!
Comment with your favorite combo!
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There are lots of simple things that you can do in five minutes or less to crack open the seals on your bottles of magic.

1- Smell the magic: open the bottle and smell the oil, keep in mind it will smell differently when it's on your skin and in the diffuser. Why is this? Well just like music, oils are made up of different notes, top, middle and base. Which is why we use oils in all different ways, so freakin cool!

2- Hand Cupping: place a drop of the oil in the palm of your hand, flatten your hand, the take your other hand and rotate the oils clockwise (this gets the molecules in the oils spinning, helps them come to life) cover your nose and mouth and inhale. You can also rub any leftovers on your wrists, back of your ears, feet, down your spine. If the oil feels hot, add some carrier oil (coconut, grapeseed, olive oil etc)

3- Diffuser jewelry: you can drop oils right onto the jewelry and diffuse on the go. Some of our favorites are lava stones, leather, cork, felt, these absorb the oils the best.

Thank you for being here on this journey with me. xo


Oils & Emotions Online Class

Oils & Emotions Online Class

Earlier this week I promised a more in depth online class presenting everything you need to know about using oils for emotional health. In case you missed the other presentation, here it is Balancing Healthy Emotions presentation >>>

This class is all about emotions. Emotions can be difficult and even scary. It is so much easier to suppress emotions than to recognize, feel, and process them. However, the ability to recognize, feel, process, and release emotions will enable you to function in a more positive and successful state so you can live free to create the life you desire.

We learn about and develop emotions from birth, through early childhood development and onward. Which means that helping children recognize emotions and learn to process emotions is one of the most powerful gifts you can give as a parent or caregiver.

It also means that if you didn’t develop and utilize effective techniques to process your emotions early on, you may have some catching up to do. Don’t worry. I will give you easy tools to use so you can learn how to process your emotions in a healthy way.

Creative Development // Growing Happy Kids >>>

In this class, I will share popular essential oils that can be used with various emotions. I will also share different techniques to make using your oils more effective for those of all ages. Throughout the class we share where these oils should be applied topically. We used the alarm points listed for each oil from the book "Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils" by Carolyn L. Mein, D.C. 

Get the Aroma Freedom Technique YouTube tutorial here >>>>

Thank you for being here on this journey with me. xo


Balancing Healthy Emotions

Balancing Healthy Emotions

Who is ready to learn more about EMOTIONS?! I know feelings can be hard.  Shoot, I’m totally guilty of stuffing them down, deep down, so I don’t have to feel at times. What if you could use some simple tools to process your emotions in REAL time, so they don’t become giant grenades ready to burst at any time? What if you could help your children and loved ones to process their emotions in a healthy and effective way?

Emotions can be difficult and even scary. It is so much easier to suppress emotions than to recognize, feel, and process them. However, the ability to recognize, feel, process, and release emotions will enable you to function in a more positive and successful state so you can live free to create the life you desire.

Browse through the presentation below to learn more. This information will transform your day to day life and give you the tools you need to process emotions in a healthy and effective way. These tools can be used for all ages and are very effective.

“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.” Roger Ebert

Get the Aroma Freedom Technique YouTube tutorial here >>>>

A MORE in depth online class will be available next week. Stay tuned!

Thank you for being here on this journey with me. xo


Online Class // Gift Giving for Her

Online Class // Gift Giving for Her

Who is ready for a class about making ladies feel loved and appreciated?!

This class is all about creating special gifts for special women and incorporating
products from one of the best companies out there. Yes! I'm talking about Young
Living.

As soon as you surround yourself by a Young Living community, you feel warmth and love. Do you feel it here? If you don't feel it yet, you will.

Incorporating YL products into your gifts will not only lift up the women in your life, but hundreds of families and small business owners will be supported as well. Let's celebrate the women in your life with something special and let's infuse it with Young Living essential oils to take your gift to the next level. 

If you plan to give any women gifts this year, (HELLO, MOTHER'S DAY!!), click below to get access.

Here are some favorite DIY recipes from the class!

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Oh baby! Explore Essential Oils for Baby and Mom-to-be!

Are you expecting? Or do you know someone who is? You may wonder if using oils during pregnancy or with littles is safe. If you use them wisely and pay attention to the guidelines, you can feel good about using them, and from one mama to another, they can be a lifesaver! I used them throughout mine for aches + pains (surprisingly, black pepper is amazing and marjoram, too), nausea (hello, ginger!), mama acne (purification and melrose) and to keep my immune system strong I used thieves everywhere. I included some of my favorite "little" recipes below, and this presentation gets right to the heart of the matter. xo


I made this baby starter package for a dear friend after she had her new baby. The package included sleepytime foot rub, boo boo spray, thieves spray (to clean all those toys that go straight into the mouth), diaper rash cream (no petroleum products!), lavender essential oil and a "happy mama" roll on for her. All items were natural, organic, and specifically diluted for little bodies. Except for the happy mama roller, that was just for her 😍.

Make this as a gift or for your family. Or maybe DIY isn't your thing? Check out this product line >>>

Sleepytime Foot Rub

Ingredients/Materials
Baby Dilution (Ages 6 months – 3 years)

  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 5 drops Young Living Valor®/Valor II® (optional, but a very effective addition)
  • ½ cup cold-pressed, organic coconut oil
  • 4 oz glass jar

Kid Dilution (Ages 3 – 8 years)

  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 10 drops Young Living Valor®/Valor II® (optional, but a very effective addition)
  • ½ cup cold-pressed, organic coconut oil
  • 4 oz glass jar

Scoop coconut oil into bowl and blend with fork or electric mixer to make it fluffy and soft. Transfer to glass jar and mix in essential oils. Application: Massage on feet before bed or nap time (put on socks to avoid getting oils on sheets).

Boo Boo Spray

Ingredients/Materials

  • 7 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 7 drops lavender essential oil
  • 7 drops tea tree essential oil
  • Organic fractionated coconut oil or carrier oil of your choice
  • Distilled water
  • 2 oz glass spray bottle

Drop essential oils into spray bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with equal parts coconut oil and distilled water. Gently roll between hands to mix before each use. Spray directly on boo boo. Apply as often as needed. Don't forget the smooch that makes it all better!

Diaper Rash Cream

Ingredients/Materials

  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Gentle Baby essential oil blend
  • 5 drops Melrose essential oil blend
  • 3 tbsp of beeswax pellets
  • 3 tbsp shea butter
  • 3 tbsp cold-pressed, organic coconut oil
  • 4 oz glass jar

Using a double boiler (if you don't have one, you can simply set a glass pyrex dish over a sauce pan filled with water), melt the shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil over medium heat. Do not boil. Once liquefied, remove from the heat and let cool. Add in the essential oils, adn put the cream in the refrigerator to bring it back to a solid state. Before mixing, let it sit out at room temperature to slightly soften. Using an electric mixer, whip it until fluffy. Using a wooden spatula, transfer to a glass jar. 

To apply, rub some in between your palms first to soften and warm, and apply gently to baby as often as needed. Let your babe smell your hands, too. This recipe is full of calming oils.

Restful Sleep Linen Spray

  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of alcohol (rubbing alcohol or vodka)
  • Distilled water
  • 2 oz glass spray bottle

Add essential oils and alcohol to spray bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled or filtered water. Use a mini funnel when adding witch hazel and water to the spray bottle. Gently roll bottle between your hands to mix. Spray your bed sheets, lovey, etc. 

Happy Mama Roller Bottle Blend

  • 20 drops Joy™ essential oil             
  • 15 drops frankincense essential oil                     
  • 15 drops orange essential oil
  • Organic fractionated coconut oil or carrier oil of your choice
  • 10 mL glass roller bottle

Drop essential oils into roller bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with fractionated coconut oil. Roll bottle gently between hands to mix before each use. Apply to temples, third eye, and wrists.

Love on your littles and enjoy!

Thank you for being here on this journey with me. xo

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Oils & Scripture

Did you know that there are at least 33 different essential oils or aromatic oil-producing plants mentioned in the Bible? There are over 600(!!!) references to essential oils and/or the aromatic plants from which they were extracted in the Bible. Essential oils are also referred to in the Bible as fragrances, odors, ointments, aromas, perfumes or sweet savors. Incense is mentioned 68 times in the Bible. In 54 of these, the oils of frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, and onycha are indicated! There are four references to the oil of joy or gladness and how oils rejoice the heart. 

Using essential oils is a very personal decision much like the beliefs and values each of us hold. We encourage that you explore Scripture, verses or phrases shared in this presentation with kindness and respect. We each walk a spiritual path unique to our hearts and our souls- it is sacred space. Our words can lift us up or take us down. This presentation aims to lift each other up as we discover how oils can enhance our experiences in prayer, worship and study. Practice kindness.

We cannot talk about oils without mentioning plants. After all, oils are the liquid gold of plants. On the third day of creation,  “the earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a third day.”  (Genesis 1:12-13) What a delight to read that God declared plants are good! We can find about 600 references to essential oils or fragrant plants in the Bible.  Oils were used for 3 main purposes: anointing, healing and worship through the use of incense. The first time oils are mentioned is in Exodus 25:6 when God calls upon His people to bring an offering. “oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense”.

When we read on, there are stories of oils and aromatic plants being treasured as more valuable than gold and silver. They are frequently stored with royal treasures (2 Kings 20:13), brought into the holy space of worship in the Tabernacle in Exodus 30:23-25), and used to anoint King Saul and David. Most treasured of all are the essential oils bestowed in celebration and worship of Jesus Christ. Baby Jesus was gifted Frankincense and Myrrh. Later, during his ministry, he was anointed twice with Spikenard.

Fragrance was an integral part of Biblical ceremonies and often something God required of His believers. Moses added spices and fragrant oils to pure olive oil (Exodus 30). Psalms 45 tells us the Messiah will be clothed with the scent of myrrh, aloes and cassia. Paul writes in Philippians 4:18, about gifts that are a “a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.” Incense was another form of fragrance, burned twice daily in the Tabernacle and later in the Jerusalem temple.

These essential oils of the Bible were more than just for scent; they were also used for healing. In Ezekiel 47:12, it is written ““Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will be for food, and their leaves shall be for medicine.” They were often incorporated into ointments and salves.

But that’s not all!  These oils also brought joy and gladness to the heart (Psalm 45:7-8, Proverbs 27:9, Isaiah 61:3 and Hebrews 1:9).  The essential oils of the Bible are high in specific constituents that can actually support emotional and spiritual well-being on a cellular level.

There is also science backing up the strength and the value of the Biblical oils. The three most dominant compounds of the Biblical oils are: Sesquiterpenes, Monoterpenes, and Phenols. There are also ketones, aldehydes, and esters in these oils. Each of them offer benefits for our spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well being.

  • Sesquiterpenes are oxygenating, mood elevating, and deprogram miswritten or garbled codes in the DNA. This compound can stimulate the pineal gland to enhance the spiritual experience. They are also strong supporters of the immune system and boost the body’s natural defenses.
  • Monoterpenes, much like sesquiterpenes, are hostile to microbes and reprogram cells with correct information. This compound can also access the pineal gland to increase the spiritual experience. They are also strong supporters of the immune system and boost the body’s natural defenses.
  • Phenols, ketones, and aldehydes are antiseptic, cleanse receptor sites, and detoxify our bodies whereas esters are calming. Esters help reduce stress and release emotions. Phenols can also support  healthy hormonal balance and body function.

Here's a presentation centered on the specific oils found in the Bible...

Thank you for being here on this journey with me. xo


Spring Cleaning Series // Part 5 - The Bedroom

I keep a cute little bottle of the thieves spray on my nightstand. To keep our bedroom clean and healthy, I spray a light mist onto our sheets before making the bed and then on top of the comforter once it’s made.

You can spray it directly on your dog’s beds, too. Side note-it works great to easily clean up pet accidents, too.

Diffusing thieves in our bedroom, along with using it as a cleaning spray helps to boost our immune and respiratory systems while keeping us on the healthy side of living!

Try this out on your carpet and mattresses...

Carpet/Matress Freshener: Mix 1 cup baking soda and 5-15 drops EO (purification is amazing!) in a 1/2 pint wide-mouth glass jar. Sprinkle on carpet and let sit for a minimum of 15 minutes. Or, you can let it sit overnight, and then vacuum up!. You can also use this on soiled mattresses, as it helps to remove odor and absorb wetness.

Pet Deodorizing Spray: Combine 10 drops cedarwood, 5 drops tea tree, 1/2 tsp. alcohol, and distilled water in a 2 oz. glass spray bottle. Spritz on carpets, dog beds and throughout the room for odor.

Spring Cleaning Series // Part 4 - The Windows & Floors

Have you ever realized how dirty your couches actually are?! Ladies & Gents -- How many times have you found your little one using a pen on your couches? Ever spilled red wine on your favorite couch or chair?

Thank goodness for Thieves Cleaner! In our house, we have saved the day (again and again!) when we use Thieves Cleaner to clean pen, food, daily dirt and grime and other tiny human messes off our furniture. Another great way to use Thieves Cleaner is to use it to spot clean the carpet from both pet and human messes. Just spray and clean like you would any other carpet cleaner! It’s so nice knowing that there aren’t any harsh chemicals going into surfaces of the places that we spend a good chunk of time on.

We also love using Thieves Cleaner (diluted 30:1) for a general cleaner on our toys and other surfaces that get dirty. With the same ratios, we dust our picture frames and other glass, wipe down any shelves, and clean the windows and mirrors too! The options with this cleaner are endless!

Because Thieves household cleaner is naturally derived with plant- based ingredients, and provides exceptional home cleaning and purifying power, it's the only cleaner we trust in our home now. We use it on every surface of our home including our windows and floors.

We HATE streaks on our windows (who doesn’t?) and seriously questioned if Thieves could be used on our windows, but tried and true it leaves the windows clean and completely streak free! It leaves our windows looking more crystal clear than any other window cleaner we've ever used!

We also have to admit that mopping has always been something dreaded, but not anymore! Now we also don't have to worry about the kids or pets eating off the floor.

What about mirrors? It will definitely clean mirrors and glass in general. The scent is so much better than anything we used previously and we love that we can clean with our kids in the room with me and not worry about what they are breathing in!

Also, try these recipes...

Glass, Mirror & Hardwood Cleaner: Mix 1 capful Thieves cleaner, 5 drops citrus fresh EO, 1 tsp white vinegar and 3 cups water in a spray bottle.

Carpet Freshener: Mix 1 cup baking soda and 5-15 drops EO (purification is amazing!) in a 1/2 pint wide-mouth glass jar. Sprinkle on carpet and let sit for a minimum of 15 minutes. Or, you can let it sit overnight, and then vacuum. 

Pet Deodorizing Spray: Combine 10 drops cedarwood, 5 drops tea tree, 1/2 tsp. alcohol, and distilled water in a 2 oz. glass spray bottle. Spritz on carpets, dog beds and throughout the room for odor.

Got Questions?

Let's break down all your questions!

ARE YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS CERTIFIED ORGANIC?

Young Living prides itself on offering the purest and most effective essential oils possible, and they are often asked if their oils are certified organic. The organic certification, while important, is far from the only standard of quality by which to judge essential oils. Young Living practices a unique Seed to Seal® quality process that goes beyond the current organic standard in many ways. At Young Living, they don’t just rely on others to verify the purity of their oils. Young Living works directly with their farms, growers, and distillers to ensure the quality, integrity, and authenticity of every product produced. Their passion and commitment is to produce 100-percent pure, unadulterated essential oils that retain all of the natural constituents and therapeutic properties nature intended. Young Living's Seed to Seal process ensures the purest therapeutic-grade essential oils through careful monitoring of every step of essential oil production—from the time a seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle. Every batch of essential oils, whether cultivated on their own farms or by one of their carefully vetted partner growers, is rigorously tested and subjected to careful review through every step of production and meets or exceeds industry safety and purity standards. Young Living’s dedication to quality ensures that they provide pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils with the complete, optimal blend of plant constituents to provide maximum potency and results. As millions of satisfied members and customers across the globe can testify, Young Living sets the standard for purity and quality in the essential oil industry. While standards and guidelines can vary and be modified, Young Living's dedication to providing the safest, most beneficial essential oils in the world will never change.

DOES YOUNG LIVING USE PESTICIDES?

Young Living does not use traditional pesticides at their farms or their partner farms. Instead they use essential oils as natural pest repellents on their crops. Both Young Living's farm practices and finished products are held to strict standards, and with the measures they have in place, Young Living feels confident that they offer their members the best, purest products available.

WHAT TESTS DOES YOUNG LIVING CONDUCT ON THEIR ESSENTIAL OILS?

Young Living uses its own internal labs and third-party facilities to verify that Young Living purity and potency standards are met. Each batch of essential oil is sent through six rigorous tests and must meet established quality benchmarks to pass through successfully.

  • Mass Spectrometer—Identifies the names of each constituent (plant chemicals) in the oil.
  • Gas Chromatograph—Measures the percentage of constituents in the oil.
  • Refractive Index—Measures the density of the oil using a concentrated beam of light.
  • Specific Gravity—Measures how heavy the oil is as compared to water.
  • Flash Point—Ignites the oil and tests it against standard flash temperatures.
  • Optical Rotation—Measures the molecular structure of the oil.

Once the tests are complete, the results are compared to the vast library of information Young Living has amassed over 20 years. This library of oil data is unmatched in the industry. If the incoming oils do not meet the established profile, they are rejected and not allowed to be bottled as a Young Living product.

WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF YOUNG LIVING OILS?

Young Living’s essential oils do not expire and will maintain their integrity, efficacy, and beneficial properties virtually indefinitely, provided they are stored properly in a dark-glass bottle, upright and tightly sealed, out of sunlight, and in cool temperatures.

CAN I STORE ESSENTIAL OILS IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS?

Young Living recommends that members store essential oils in their original containers. However, if you would like to store your oils in different containers, they recommend using dark-colored glass. Young Living does not recommend storing undiluted essential oils in plastic containers because many essential oils are incompatible with plastic material.

ARE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE FOR USE ON OR AROUND ANIMALS?

Many people successfully use Young Living products with their animals. They offer Animal Scents™ products that are designed for use with animals, including an Animal Scents oil collection.

ARE YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS DISTILLED MULTIPLE TIMES?

Each batch of Young Living essential oil is only processed/distilled from plants once before bottling.

HOW ARE YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS CREATED?

Essential oils are aromatic liquids distilled or extracted from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, and seeds. Most Young Living essential oils are extracted using steam distillation. Their food-grade stainless steel distillers are based on a state-of-the-art design that uses very low pressure and low temperature, which is critical for preserving all of the fragile therapeutic constituents of essential oils. Plants are steam distilled in small batches for extended periods using a special low-pressure, low-heat vertical steam technology. Young Living's citrus oils are cold pressed from the rinds of their designated fruit, such as bergamot, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon. No solvents or synthetic chemicals of any kind are used or added in either method.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE ALLERGIC TO ESSENTIAL OILS?

Essential oils do not generally contain the proteins responsible for allergic reactions, which minimizes the likelihood of an allergic reaction. However, individual sensitivities do vary, and people can still experience sensitivities to essential oils. When using a new essential oil, dilution and a skin spot test is a good idea to ensure that you do not experience any sensitivity to that particular oil.

HOW MANY DROPS ARE IN A 5-ML AND 15-ML BOTTLE OF ESSENTIAL OIL?

There are approximately 85 drops (1 teaspoon) in a 5-ml bottle and approximately 250 drops (1 tablespoon) in a 15-ml bottle.

ARE ESSENTIAL OILS STILL EFFECTIVE AND SAFE TO USE IF THEY HAVE BEEN LEFT IN THE HEAT?

UV exposure will cause the greatest damage to the constituents of essential oils, and heat and light combined will affect them even more quickly. If a package is delivered and sitting on the porch for several hours (or even a few days), but the oils are not directly exposed to UV light, the efficacy of the oils will not be compromised. If the oil is hot, cool it before using. Prolonged exposure to light will cause the oil constituents to change or diminish.

CAN ESSENTIAL OILS BE USED NEAT (WITHOUT DILUTION) ON THE SKIN?

Some essential oils can be used neat on the skin. All label instructions should be followed. Young Living's labels indicate when an essential oil should be diluted. If it is an essential oil that you have never used, dilution and a skin spot test is a good idea to ensure that you do not experience any sensitivity to that particular essential oil.

DO ESSENTIAL OILS CONTAIN THE VITAMINS PRESENT IN THE PLANT?

Due to the distillation process, there are no appreciable amounts of vitamins in essential oils.

DOES YOUNG LIVING PROVIDE TESTING REPORTS FOR ITS ESSENTIAL OILS?

Every batch of Young Living essential oil goes through stringent GC/MS testing to ensure their strict standards are met. These reports are proprietary and regarded as trade secrets.

DOES YOUNG LIVING PRACTICE SUSTAINABLE GROWING METHODS?

Yes, Young Living is committed to being responsible stewards of the environment and take great care to preserve and protect the planet’s natural resources. These core values are evident in their Seed to Seal® philosophy, which promotes sustainable farming and sourcing practices, while enabling them to produce the purest, most potent essential oils in the world.

WHAT DOES YOUNG LIVING DO WITH THE LEFTOVER MATERIAL FROM OIL DISTILLATION?

The remaining material from oil distillation is used in compost.

WHAT IS YOUNG LIVING’S POLICY REGARDING GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOS)?

Young Living takes pride in utilizing the highest quality botanicals for its essential oils and oil-infused products. Every effort is made to ensure that the ingredients in their products are the purest and most potent available. Young Living goes to great lengths to formulate and use non-GMO (genetically modified organism) sources for its products whenever they are both verifiable and available. Although in the majority of cases they are able to certify that Young Living product ingredients are non-GMO, there are instances when sourcing and manufacturing constraints require the use of botanicals and materials that are uncertified or untraceable back to a verifiable non-GMO source. In addition, there are no clear guidelines on unified labeling standards from U.S. government agencies regarding non-GMO labeling. Young Living reaffirms their commitment to offering safe, effective, and high-quality products to their customers and members around the world. They are continuously researching ways to provide the highest quality and most natural products for their members.

ARE YOUNG LIVING PRODUCTS TESTED ON ANIMALS?

Young Living has a policy against testing the efficacy or safety of its products on animals. Young Living’s products are formulated to be safe for nearly all users, and animal testing is neither required nor performed in their product development process.

HOW DOES YOUNG LIVING ENSURE THAT ITS PRODUCTS DO NOT CONTAIN HEAVY METALS?

All raw ingredients used in Young Living products are tested for contaminants, including heavy metals, and must meet strict specifications.

WHY SHOULD I BUY FROM YOUNG LIVING INSTEAD OF OTHER ESSENTIAL OIL COMPANIES? 

It does seem like a new essential oils company pops up every day, doesn’t it?

I can’t speak to the quality of other companies, but I can say that Young Living was the only company in my research of essential oil companies that could answer all of my questions about purity in a way that was satisfactory to me.

Young Living is the only company that has their own farms (in the regions where the plants should be grown), could absolutely guarantee that no pesticides or herbicides were used in the growing of any of their oils (they use essential oils for pest control and they do all of the weeding by hand), has their own testing equipment (they do both in-house and 3rd party testing, and use many different testing methods not just GC/MS which only tests for certain chemicals, not whether those chemicals are synthetic or not), and only uses the first distillation of oils instead of adding chemicals to get more out of the plant.

Young Living also is the only company that is directly in charge of essential oil farming operations. Every other company I researched goes through some kind of an “oil broker” to buy their oils. They have to trust that the oil broker is telling the truth, who has to trust that the essential oil distilleries are telling the truth, who have to trust that the farmers are telling the truth about what they say they are doing.

With Young Living, you just have to trust one company instead of several.

I feel like it’s a trust step either way (anyone could be lying) but I felt the most comfortable trusting Young Living since they are a full-disclosure company. Anyone can visit the farms, participate in the harvesting and distillation, view the Young Living labs, and see the entire process. That’s not an option with any other company.

DOES YOUNG LIVING ONLY SELL ESSENTIAL OILS? 

The answer to this one was surprising to me when I first got my starter kit! Young Living actually has an entire line of personal care products, supplements, meal replacements, energy drinks, and more! Almost every product incorporates essential oils (for example, frankincense is absolutely wonderful in facial products), but there’s a wide variety of products available.

WHY NOT AMAZON OR STORE-BRAND OILS?

Adulterated Oils. The purity of essential oils is vital to not only their effectiveness, but their safety as well. Essential oils are rich in molecules that help carry oxygen, nutrients, and other substances through the cell membranes. Combine essential oils with impure or toxic substances, and they will take those poisons right into the cells of your body. Not only that, but unsuspecting consumers may apply oils only to find that the supposedly pure essential oil irritates because it contains added chemicals and components that are irritating to the skin.

Instead of experiencing the benefits of wholesome essential oils from Young Living, consumers may instead be poisoning themselves unknowingly, or decide that essential oils don't work because they tried using inferior essential oils.

Red flag that your Essential Oils may be tainted
Bargain prices - $9.00 for 1/2 oz. of "pure, organic" lavender oil
or
$25.00 for "pure" frankincense

Young Living Essential Oils does not authorize any of its distributors to sell on online sites like Amazon, eBay or Etsy. So, if you’re buying from those sites, you’re likely buying products that have been tampered with or diluted. Did you know that you can buy unopened, tamper-proof tops for pennies to put onto an already opened bottle? There is no guarantee that what you’re getting is truly 100% pure Young Living oils unless you order direct from youngliving.com.

FAQ - WHOLESALE MEMBERSHIP 

DOES "DISTRIBUTOR" MEAN I HAVE TO SELL SOMETHING?

Absolutely not. This is a big misconception about Young Living because their is an optional income potential for wholesale members. Learn more about the optional income potential with Young Living. We have everything you need to get started, plus free coaching calls from me as your sponsor! It’s what I love to do!

ARE THERE ANY MONTHLY, YEARLY, OR HIDDEN FEES? 

Nope! No tricks or gimmicks or automatic charges to your credit card whatsoever.

ARE THERE ANY MINIMUM PURCHASE REQUIREMENTS? 

You must purchase one of the Young Living Starter Kits to get started, then it’s just a 50PV (product value) per year minimum to maintain membership, but there are no penalties if you don’t.

CAN I BUY A FEW OILS INSTEAD OF THE STARTER KIT? 

To become a wholesale member you must buy one of the start kit options. If you simply want to buy individual oils you can create a retail customer account to do so, but you will be paying 24% more when you do (or 50% more in the case of the oils you’d be getting in the Premium Starter Kit).

IF I DON' T LIKE IT, CAN I RETURN IT? 

Yes. You have 30 days to receive a full refund if you do not like your products.


One of the biggest reasons to become a Young Living member is that you get to join a community of amazing people. I’ll be there throughout your entire journey for support, and you'll be welcomed into the Hello Essentials community! We are all there to support each other and educate every member on how to use their oils. We do educational classes all the time, provide one-on-one support, and do tons of fun giveaways. Start your wellness journey now! 

Can't wait to help you dive in deeper and get going!

With love & gratitude, Jess


My WHY. Learning to Live with Purpose.

Hello! I’m Jess – mama to Reese and Kiera, wife to Rich, an environmental scientist, a nature lover and wellness broker. My passion is helping people and nature, both in my professional career and in my personal life. I have spent my career helping bridge the gap between commercial development and preserving nature. Essential oils have become my way to do the same between all the commercial products in our home and creating simple, products on my own.

First, let me share why chemical-free living means so much to me, so that you can really see where I'm coming from.

Since college, I have battled with food allergies and chronic anxiety & depression. I have taken medications and supplements, and spent so much time trying to find a way out of the misery. Over the course of a decade, I did every wild cleanse (which I’m convinced the masters cleanse is the most masochistic thing on the earth) and tried every diet. Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Raw Vegan, Gluten/Dairy Free, F*#$ It Nothing Works. You get the picture. I’d feel better but then fall off the diet wagon and feel like a failure. I realized that these outrageous “diets” were not a sustainable lifestyle, and certainly did not help improve my mental state.

So I started using what I knew about researching science and applied it to researching my own health. The gut and the brain are connected, upset gut = depressed mind. How did other people change their lifestyle to support a healthy mind and gut? I stumbled onto Intuitive Eating (by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch) and essential oils. I applied these principles to the way I looked at food, at movement and the products that I use on my body and in my home.

The first month after reading their book, I still had bouts of depression and an upset digestive system but I was figuring out how to listen to my body and quiet my mind. I spent time learning how to use essential oils for emotional support and around the house. I cleared out the cleaning products, and one by one replaced them with Young Living products or natural DIY creations.

The second month, I felt like I was getting the hang of it. I learned that intuitive eating and movement, and clearing chemicals from my lifestyle were the answer for me. I noticed how applying a blend of vetiver, lavender, cedarwood & frankincense essential oils decreased my anxiety and improved my sleep. My son slept through the night the first time I diffused lavender for him. Sold. My husband noticed how much money we were saving (mostly because I wasn't being pulled in the Target vortex and spending loads of $$ each time I went in for dishwasher soap)!

Now, I’m passionate about spreading a whole approach to health that includes good food, natural products and lots of love. That's why I am here pouring my heart into building this community. I never would have thought I'd be doing this a couple years ago but here I am. (Note: I am not advocating that we all ditch western medicine and its benefits. It's one part of the puzzle.) I love helping my clients find solutions through Young Living essential oils and essential oil-infused products.

One common theme I encounter when sharing my story with others is most people don't feel like they have the bandwidth to make these changes. They feel overwhelmed and burdened with the idea of adding one more thing to their to-do list. Oof. I get it.

But here's a little secret: make the commitment, believe in it and the rest will happen on its own.

Life is funny like that. ;)

Because when you BELIEVE in something, you will do everything in your power to make it happen. That doesn't mean you won't stumble and get frustrated along the way (you should've seen me when I was starting out...my mind was about to explode with all this information).

It just means that whatever happens -- good or bad -- it will propel you toward your ultimate goal. Maybe that's a little "woo woo" for you, but that kind of optimism and grit has never steered me wrong.

Whether you're just starting out or you've already got it all figured out, I know what it feels like. 

But the real point I want to remind you of is that no matter how you feel or where you're at right now, creating a natural lifestyle is SO possible. We will learn a little bit together, and I'll give you some easy ways to slowly start moving into a natural lifestyle. Not scary, not expensive, and will ease your mind and your body. ❤️ ❤️

Recently, I added an Etsy shop to the mix. I included this gorgeous lip balm as part of thank you gifts for new clients and people fell in love. I started getting requests for more, so I decided to open a shop and make it official. This crazy twist made it so I️ could grow my business in new ways. Sometimes good things happen in ways we least expect it!

So excited to share my story with you! Join me on this journey! 



 

 

"Clean" Beauty / Is there such a thing? YES!

Ahhh makeup!!! Ok, so I know makeup is everywhere and you might be thinking “mine is working just fine”. But is it!? Are you confident that your makeup is 100% free of harmful chemicals? Does your makeup have ingredients in it that are BENEFICIAL for your skin? You work so hard to maintain your health and youthful appearance that you don’t want to undo all that when you powder your nose every morning. 

Do you know how much our skin absorbs topical products? It is believed that our **skin absorbs 60-70%** of the topical products we use. So, it only makes sense if we want to live healthier lives, we would care about what products we put on our skin. Right? That's why I want us to take a look at Savvy Minerals by Young Living™.

You shouldn't have to compromise YOUR HEALTH for beauty and use cosmetics that are full of toxic ingredients! What do I use and love? 

Pure and Unadulterated // Every Savvy Minerals product is carefully made so you can feel fabulous about yourself and what you're putting on your skin. It was developed with the highest standard of purity and quality, giving you a full-line of naturally derived products made without cheap fillers or synthetics!

Facts // Safe & Long-lasting

  • Free from talc, lead, bismuth, mineral oil, parabens, lead, synthetic fragrances & colorants, gluten and mercury!
  • Made in the USA. The brushes are made in Italy.
  • Cruelty-free (not tested on animals) and mostly vegan friendly. The lipsticks and lip glosses contain beeswax, so technically they're not considered vegan.
  • Uses Arrowroot Powder and Kaolin Clay (calming to the skin) to help absorb excess oil and moisture and make your skin feel silky smooth. Most mineral makeups use bismuth (a metal), which can cause irritation and breakouts when worked into pores.
  • Contains Young Living Essential Oils
  • Lasts all day long. You'll look as good at 8 p.m. as you did at 8 a.m.!

What Do You Want To Try First? // Whatever you need, you can find a safe, non-toxic solution in this full-line of products that includes foundation, lip gloss, eyeshadow, bronzer, misting spray, blush, multitasker, lipstick, veil, brush set, eyeliner & mascara! 

Are you warm or cool? Take the quiz!

I have a new online class focused on nothing but enhancing your natural beauty. I’m going to share some shocking secrets with you! A password is needed to access this information, click below to get it ;)

Thank you for being here on this journey with me. xo


DIY Skincare Online Class

Show yourself some love and enjoy this new virtual DIY Skincare class. I'll disclose skin care secrets straight from the celebrities and teach you how to make safe, toxin-free skincare products, each infused with quality essential oils and each requiring just a few ingredients. Can't wait to share this with you. A password is needed to access this information, click below to get it ;)

Here's a sneak peek, and my favorite DIY Skincare recipes!

Ahhh makeup!!! Ok, so I know makeup is everywhere and you might be thinking “mine is working just fine”. But is it!? Are you confident that your makeup is 100% free of harmful chemicals? Does your makeup have ingredients in it that are BENEFICIAL for your skin? You work so hard to maintain your health and youthful appearance that you don’t want to undo all that when you powder your nose every morning. In the next week, I'll have a new online class  focused on enhancing your natural beauty. I’m going to share some shocking secrets with you! Stay tuned, lovelies.

Thank you for being here on this journey with me. xo


Lost that lovin' feeling?!?

I promise, we WILL get to the exciting stuff soon but we have to talk about a few common things that can affect the intimacy. One of the most common sexual dysfunctions is low libido. Once I began talking to other women about this topic years ago, I was shocked at how many were affected by it! We women need to talk about these things and share.

As many as 43% of women and 31% of men have experienced sexual dysfunction. And low libido is at the top of the list.
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9121-sexual-dysfunction

So if you're feeling like you need a little help in the libido department, you are not alone. Many couples struggle with mismatched sex drive. It is helpful to get to the root cause of why your libido is lacking. A few possible reasons could be... Birth control pills. Menopause. Aging. Family problems and stress. Hormonal imbalances. Depression and anxiety. Trauma in your past. Right now, I struggle with even the thought of intimacy after a day spent breastfeeding, carrying a baby around, chasing a toddler, little sleep, and too much coffee...   

It's helpful to have an open and honest conversation about where you stand and what may be the cause. Then, I suggest getting rest and reaching for those oils to decrease any stress and to help you both meet in the middle in a romantic way that you both enjoy. Pray about it on your own and together. Ask the universe to help you bring yourself into a good healthy balance.

I’ll give you some great tips to boost your libido in the below. However, if you happen to be someone who needs to tone it down to meet your partner in the middle, diffuse or take a few sniffs of your Marjoram oil BEFORE you meet up with your honey.

Tip #1 - Set the mood EARLY

Ladies, you and I both know that for women, intimacy starts way before things get steamy. Doing things throughout the day to help get you in the mindset can be just what you need to turn up the heat later.

Let’s chat about some ideas that can help get your mind in healthy place.

Meditate // Take some time to sit and meditate. We need to fit meditatation in just like everything else. 

Pencil It In // Ok, so I know that sounds like the polar opposite of exciting, but when your schedule is crazy busy, sometimes you have to pencil in those important meetings of intimacy.

Put on Something Special // Put on a little something that makes you feel even more beautiful than you already are: clothing, hair accessory, jewelry, make up, curl or straighten you hair, whatever makes you feel more confident.

Send a Flirty Text // I’m not saying send anything you wouldn't want the world to see ( I mean once things are out there, they are out there lol). Things can be accidentally shared or sent to the wrong person so be careful. A simple “Can’t wait to spend an evening alone” might be just enough to get the wheels turning on the other end. Send a favorite picture of your wedding day, or a favorite memory you shared together. Send your favorite Bible verse or one that you share together that brings you both joy and keeps you focused on Christ. Thank Him for each other.

Use your Oils // Use Orange, Sensation, or Geranium to get you feeling good. Apply topically or diffuse.

  • Orange - Brings joy to the heart, peace to your soul, and happiness to the mind.
  • Sensation - Contains Coriander, Ylang ylang, Furanocoumarin-free Bergamot, Jasmine, and Geranium to encourage feelings of love and affection when diffused.
  • Geranium - May help release negative memories and take us back to peaceful, joyful moments. Also helps ease nervous tension and lowers the defenses that may be preventing you from being open and receptive to new ideas.

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*In the comments section, share some tips YOU have for helping set the mood throughout the day to get in the right mindset. 

Pre-Party Prep for the Ladies // No one likes to get between the sheets if they don’t feel clean. If you had a long day, take a few whiffs of Stress Away and hop in a hot shower. Or if take permits, take a long bath.

Use non-toxic skincare products and makeup to get your outside to look and feel like the sexy devil you are inside! 

Next time I see you, we'll talk more about balancing hormones. Until then, keep smiling lovely. You've got this! xo


What's included? The Savvy Minerals by Young Living Starter Kit will be available in four premium collections starting in February 2018. Each collection will include popular products that are complementary to the selected foundation color (Cool 2, Warm 2, Dark 1 or Dark 4).

Each kit will include: 1 Foundation + 1 Blush + 3 Eyeshadows + 1 Lip Gloss + Misting Spray + Foundation Brush + 5-ml Lavender Essential Oil + Savvy Minerals by Young Living Booklet + Introduction to Young Living Booklet + Wholesale Membership. Learn more >>>




Ditch & Switch // Natural Living with Plant Based Products

In today’s world, some of the most dangerous things that affect our health are things we willingly expose ourselves to on the daily. And some of these things might not be what you expect! I sure as heck didn't expect some of the products I thought were safe and green and natural to be hugely toxic - with some crazy misleading marketing.

In fact, you might be completely oblivious to the fact that the products we use on ourselves, in our home, on our children, and in our everyday lives, could be the very things that are contributing to why we’re sick, why we have health problems, why we struggle emotionally, and why we are not living a life full of wellness, purpose, and abundance.

The only company I trust that has products with NONE of the chemicals discussed, that is even better than the “organic” label, and that only contains the purest of plant based ingredients, is Young Living. While they are an essential oil company, they are also a fully-equipped natural products company. They have supplements, beauty products, household cleaning products, stuff for kids and babies, home purifiers, bath and shower products, oral care, and yes - even makeup! This makes it easy to simply ditch the products you’re currently using, and replace it with something Young Living has instead. It is your one-stop-shop for all things you will need for yourself, for your home, for your children, and for your health.

For over 21 years, Young Living has been the world leader in producing and guaranteeing 100% pure and potent therapeutic grade essential oils and plant based products. They’ve got this standard called “Seed to Seal”, which places them in a higher category than any other company in the world. Basically, what “seed to seal” means, is from the time the seed of the plant is sourced, until it is put into an essential oil bottle or a plant based product, Young Living applies the most rigorous quality controls possible to ensure that you are receiving the product exactly the way nature intended it to be. Simply put, the only thing inside the essential oil bottle is the plant itself – no additives, fillers, synthetic fragrances, preservatives, or dyes (which is NOT the same for store bought essential oils, hence why other brands can be dangerous). The same goes for all of their products – the only ingredients within the products are the ones listed on the label, and they are all plant based. Not one single ingredient is synthetic, toxic, or chemically derived.

In fact, you can go to EWG.org or use the Think Dirty app to view the toxicity of the products you are using. Most all products you are using, even the organic ones, have ingredients with levels that rank all the way up to a 10, 10 being the most toxic. With all of Young Living’s products, their ingredients have levels that rank nothing higher than a 1 or a 2. This goes to show and prove that there is no other company out there with safer, higher quality products – products that are also supporting your wellness, and not destroying it. Want more? Sign up for my FREE email course to learn more about updating your lifestyle with natural products. 

One common theme I encounter when talking with clients is that most people don't feel like they have the bandwidth to make these changes. They feel overwhelmed and burdened with the idea of adding one more thing to their to-do list. Oof. I get it. So, let's do it together. We will learn a little bit together, and I'll give you some easy ways to slowly start moving into a natural lifestyle. Not scary, not expensive, and will ease your mind and your body. ❤️ ❤️ But the real point I want to remind you of is that no matter how you feel or where you're at right now, creating a natural lifestyle is SO possible. Just take the first step ;) Start your wellness journey now! 

Can't wait to help you dive in deeper and get going!

With love & gratitude, Jess 

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