This is what happened when I went live in a Facebook group that had over 11,000 people in it...

This is what happened when I went live in a Facebook group that had over 11,000 people in it...
Guess what I did the other day?!

Me – the one who used to panic even at the thought of talking to more than 10 people at once, me - the one who used to feel like passing out just holding a microphone…I went LIVE in a Facebook group that had 11.500 people in it!!

It was AWESOME!!  I had waited for this opportunity for months, and I knew that doing it was important for me and for my business. Last Monday I put make up on for the first time in weeks and had a consultative meeting (that streamed live on facebook) with a business strategist.  

The centre of my universe are my boys – I love kids, and for a decade my last two businesses were centred around teaching children (first, infant sign language, and then STEM using LEGO® bricks).  Yet still, I couldn’t see how my love of kids aligned with my love of essential oils, and my new passion of toxin-free living.  

Sometimes the answer to something that puzzles you is so close, that you just can’t see it! After chatting to this lady for a few short minutes I began to see everything falling, slightly chaotically, into place!! I suddenly saw, with great conviction, how much I could offer ‘my people’. I began to finally see the wood for the trees! 

Here are those people that I think I can help…

๐Ÿ’œThose that want to lead a healthier lifestyle, but don’t know where to start.
๐Ÿ’œThose that might be on a budget and want advice on making simple changes that are affordable.
๐Ÿ’œThose that want an easy button to embrace a cleaner life style while keeping kids included, invested and interested?
๐Ÿ’œThose with babies and toddlers that are sleep deprived and frustrated – I would love to begin sharing about infant sign language again!
๐Ÿ’œAnd also those parents with slightly older kids that want to empower them to make healthy choices and smart decisions for themselves, like I have done with my boys.  

I want to help you take the puzzle out of achieving family wellness, and I want to make it fun and playful too!

Help ME to help YOU!

Help ME to help YOU!
I want to support you the best way that I can by making sure you are getting as much, or as little, contact and information from me as you wish. In order to best serve you, I have put together this questionnaire ๐Ÿ“ƒ - it shouldn't take too long to fill out, it is only 4 little questions...โณ

AND - to make sure it is worth your while - I will add your name to a prize drawing for a $25 credit to your account ๐Ÿฅ‚ (if you are already a YL member) - but, if you have not yet joined, I will send you $25 towards your enrollment kit ๐ŸŽ‰. What do you think? I am excited!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Also - as a bonus, if you go to the blog post below this one, and let me know which text series you'd be interested in receiving, I will add your name to the prize draw again (once for each topic).  I am pretty bad at maths, but those odds seem pretty good to me?!

See the questionnaire below...

Need a quick recap on the starter kit oils?

Need a quick recap on the starter kit oils?

What on Earth is an iTOVi?

What on Earth is an iTOVi?

iTOVi is a scanning device that ranks galvanic skin response (GSR) measurements. Galvanic skin response is also referred to as electrodermal activity or skin conductance testing. The iTovi measures those reactions through bioimpedance technology, the same technology commonly used in fitness trackers. During a scan, the iTOVi uses this technology to send stimuli to the body, and can recommend the oils/supplements that would be most appropriate. The makers of iTOVi have scanned all the Young Living oils and supplements, and have a record of all the products’ frequencies; in this way, the iTOVi is able to use this library to match up the scan results to product recommendations.

Let’s look at it another way… have you ever rubbed your feet on carpet and shocked someone?  Yes? This is because we, as humans, are designed to conduct (and produce) electricity.  It is because of this phenomenon that the iToVi scanner can measure your unique electrical frequency and compare it to the frequency of Young Living’s supplements and oils.

iTOVi doesn’t diagnose or treat disease. It’s not going to tell you what is wrong with you, and obviously it isn’t a replacement for medical care. However, you will notice that what comes up in a scan usually makes a lot of sense, and aligns with what you already know about your body. For example, if you’ve been eating a lot of things you know you shouldn’t, you won’t be surprised that it comes up with products to support digestion or detoxification. If products like Ningxia Red, Immupower, Thieves or oregano show up on your scan, you will likely know your body is fighting something.

Scans address short and long term issues. The results that come up first, usually the top three, reflect short term issues. The products that are lower on the list, are usually long term issues. In order to adequately support our body’s systems a protocol must be followed for longer than a day or two, much the same as with pharmaceuticals; taking one or two doses of a medication isn’t likely to have much of an impact.  That is why only scanning every 30 days or so is recommended (there is NO harm in scanning more often, it’s more about ensuring consistency in the use and application of the oils and supplements recommended by the scan) .  The only time you should scan more often than recommended, is if there is a crisis of some kind – an accident, a sudden illness or an emotional trauma.

Because the scans read our bioenergy, it will offer us guidance to support our emotions and body systems in order to empower us towards our goals of overall wellness. We, ourselves, cannot perceive the order of protocols we need to move through, but our bioenergy can “speak” to us through the scans.

It is widely accepted in many wellness communities that health issues are rooted in unresolved emotional issues. Those “top three” results are vital. Addressing unresolved issues cannot be accomplished by following a protocol for a day or so and then changing it up. It is recommended that the top three results be looked up in the Emotions & Essential Oils book, in order to assist in recognizing and addressing the emotional roots.

You can learn more about the iTOVi by clicking on the link below.

If you would like to have a scan, please let me know.  If you are local, I can meet you anywhere, but, even if you aren’t local, iTOVi has a network of wonderful people throughout the country that are willing to scan other Young Living members.  You just need to let me know, and I can help you.  The scan itself will only take a few minutes.  You can expect to remove any Fitbit or Apple watch (or similar devices) and stand with feet apart, while holding the small device in the palm of your hand.  The scan takes less than 3 minutes and the results can be texted or emailed to you.

First published July 23, 2019

100 Uses for the Premium Starter Kit

100 Uses for the Premium Starter Kit

Add several drops to your favorite brownie mix.
Add several drops to some chocolate and coconut oil to make peppermint bark.
Add 1 drop to water to keep you from overeating.
Add a couple drops to your mop bucket.
Place one drop in your mouth to freshen breath!
Drop under tongue to increase alertness.
Place 1 drop in the toilet if you need a little help going.
Place a drop on your thumb and press it to the roof of your mouth for stuffy sinus relief.
Deeply inhale from the bottle when head and neck tension are present.
Rub up and down spine to help reduce a fever.
Inhale from bottle to settle an upset tummy or add 2 drops to 2-3 oz water and drink.
Add one-two drops to water and drink ½ hour before yard work or exercise for stamina.
Add to diffuser with a couple of ice cubes to help cool down a room!
Add one drop to coffee with creamer
Put a few drops and some water in a spray bottle and spritz on in the hot weather to keep from overheating
Put a drop on a cotton ball in your linen closet (or any closet) to keep it smelling fresh!

Add a drop or two to 8 oz of water each morning for a morning detox flush.
Diffuse with Lavender & Peppermint for seasonal relief.
Put 1 to 2 drops neat onto something that is sticky-it helps get the goo off!
Add drops to butter and drizzle for an amazing fish dish!
Use a few drops on a cloth to get child graffiti off of the walls.
Remove ink from fabric by applying oil and running the item through the washer.
Use to remove sticky gunk from items in place of Goo Be Gone.
Dilute and rub in armpits when fever is present.
Inhale from the bottle to help calm your tummy when on a boat.
Dilute and rub behind the ears to help with cabin pressure relief when landing after a flight.
Lemon for removing gum in kiddos hair!
Add 20 drops to a glass of water to provide Urinary Tract support
Mix a couple drops in your olive oil for an infused flavor
Use in chicken dishes for a refreshing flavor
Add a few drops to baking soda for a homemade soft scrub to use on sinks and tubs
Add a drop or two to your laundry soap to make your laundry come out smelling fresher
Add a drop or two to your wool dryer balls for fresher smelling clothes!

Use to soothe bug bites and stings.
Rub into your scalp to promote hair health.
Add one drop to a new tube of mascara to help grow lush lashes. Also stretches the life of the mascara!
Rub onto sunburned skin to help soothe.
Apply to big toes nightly (using vita flex chart) to help assist with sleep.
Apply to the back of your neck when you’re crossing time zones along with Cedarwood.
Add to some coconut oil for a boo-boo cream ready to go.
Keep a bottle in the kitchen near the stove to soothe occasional burns.
Add a drop to Earl Grey tea, or to a latte.
Diffuse for a great night’s sleep.
Rub onto kids’ feet with a drop of carrier oil to help promote deep sleep.
Soothes minor scrapes, bumps and cuts
Add to warm Almond Milk with Cinnamon and a little honey to promote Sleep.

Use on fatigued muscles (combines well with copaiba and peppermint).
Use on joints to relieve pain
Rub over lower abdomen to relieve cramps. Top with Copaiba to intensify the effect!
Throw fitment on it and rub on back of neck for nursing neck.
Use with fitment to rub on temples to help migraines.
Combine with copaiba and carrier oil to rub on growing kiddos legs for “growing pains” or shin splints.
Add to Epsom salt for a soothing detox bath.
Mix with Copaiba, Frankincense, Peppermint and coconut oil to make a muscle rub.
Have your massage therapist to rub it into your muscles to reduce pain afterwards
Melt down some coconut oil, let it cool and add 10-15 drops of Panaway (amount depends on size of container) to make a muscle rub (can add peppermint too!)

Put in your facial lotion and prepare to look like an angel!
Sniff from bottle to ground yourself when feeling overwhelmed or unsure.
Apply to the spine for a happy immune system.
Apply over any joints.
Apply neat to scars daily and watch them fade.
Apply neat to underside of jaw and neck to reduce sagging skin.
Apply 1 drop to the crown of your head before meditation.
Apply over chest and/or diffuse before bedtime when you’re feeling under the weather or need a little help in the respiratory department.
Diluted frankincense dabbed under the eyes to depuff and look awake and rested
Mix with Stress Away and Lavender in a 10 ml roller top with carrier oil for a “calm mom” blend.
Mix w lemon + lavender (1:1:1) for a magic line & dark circle eraser
Helps soothe sore throats

๐ŸŒฟCitrus Fresh
Add to your diffuser to make your kitchen feel cleaner than it is.
Put a few drops on cotton balls and leave overnight in stinky shoes and in the bottoms of trash cans.
Put a drop on the inside of toilet paper roll in your bathroom for a fresh scent every time the roll spins!!
Add a drop or two to water and drink up for antioxidant support, great taste, and a gentle detox.
Add to your diffuser along with Peppermint to uplift you when you’re feeling tired.
Diffuse to knock down cooking odors after dinner.
Add a couple of drops to wool dryer balls for fresh laundry.
Mix with baking soda and water to make a killer tub scrub.
Mix with raw sugar and cold pressed coconut oil for a fast, amazing sugar scrub to use in your nightly bathing routine. Makes an awesome gift too, and leaves skin so soft and smooth.
Make a DIY room freshener spray
Mix 8 drops in ½-1 cup of baking soda, sprinkle on carpets. Let sit 10 mins and vacuum for refreshed carpet.
Add a drop or two to your wool dryer balls for fresher smelling clothes!

๐ŸŒฟStress Away
Take this via capsule and it’s like having a glass of wine!
Rub a drop on each shoulder when you’ve been at the computer too long.
Pop that roller cap in it that came with your kit, and roll it on.
Keep in your car for those days you want to run someone off the road.
Roll this on your wrists right when you wake up-helps to keep that positive attitude up!
Combine with Lavender on your wrists to relax when the deadlines are looming.
Bathe in it – add a few drops to epsom salt for dreamy bath.
Diffuse during sleep for a restful night.
Rub on dogs fur to relieve stress from thunder, fireworks, trip to vet, etc.
Rub on wrists or behind ears for a perfume.
Diffuse in the car when picking up children from school
Diffuse or rub on back of neck at night to help with sleep
Make a roller with stress away and lavender plus carrier oil and keep it in the car to keep you calm while driving!

Press one drop onto the roof of your mouth when feeling occasional head tension.
Add 1-2 drops to a tea bag to support your immune system and soothe a sore throat.
Apply to bottoms of feet nightly for immune support.
Clean with it – check out Thieves Household cleaner will change your life!
Dilute and rub on outside of neck for immune support and to soothe scratchy throats.
Keep a bottle or even an empty in the kitchen to sniff while cutting onions! Helps to keep you from tearing so much!
Mix with Witch Hazel and water to a make spray. Spray on child’s head to prevent lice.
Thieves tea: Honey with 2 drops of thieves and 2 drops of lemon, add hot water and stir

Take via capsule for tummy troubles (provides almost immediate relief).
Rub in a circle around belly button to either 1. Get things moving (clockwise) and 2. Stop the movements ya feel? (counter-clockwise)
Rub on tummy to relieve car sickness.
Dilute and massage on feet of a colicky baby.
Add to a roller bottle with peppermint for a happy tummy.

Add one drop to each corner of your shower to help open airways.
Make a DIY chest rub with coconut oil.
Use topically on your chest prior to exercising.
Heat water, add two drops to the bowl of hot water put your face over the bowl with a towel on your head for a clearing effect.

Gives courage
Amazing aftershave/perfume
Helps with snoring
Improves spinal alignment (chiropracter in a bottle)
Boosts memory
Aliviates tension

๐ŸŒฟPeace and Calming
Great for kids, can even calm tantrums
Great for nervous dogs
Alleviates nocturnal teeth grinding

๐ŸŒฟThieves Spray
Cleans doorknobs and shopping trolley handles
Clean tables in restaurants before eating
Ask me in person for another use I have for it (shhh)

๐ŸŒฟThieves Household Cleaner
Mix ½ packet/1 capful with distilled water and 5 drops of lemon in 16 ounce spray bottle for an awesome general cleaner.
Mix 1 packet/2 capfuls with distilled water and 5 drops of lemon in a 16 ounce spray bottle for an awesome degreaser.
Mix ½ packet/1 capful with 3 cups water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 5 drops Citrus Fresh in a spray bottle for a great glass cleaner.

๐ŸŒฟNingXia Red
Add to Zyng for a refreshing pick me up or alone for the same
Add to water with ½ teaspoon of Sulfurzyme…tastes great.
I love adding Nitro and a LaCroix water to some Ningxia for a pick me up.
Drink with a drop of Thieves when you’re feeling a cold or flu coming on.
Drink 1-2oz daily as an antioxidant, vitamin and mineral rich maintenance dose.
Add to any smoothie for a nutritional boost — bonus: freeze leftovers into popsicles for your kids.
Add to vodka for a hangover free drink – I need to try this!
Pop sachets in the freezer and then cut the tops off for easy popsicles
Vision support

And, in case you have a kit from prior to 2019 – here is some info on copaiba

Take 4-6 drops of Copaiba Vitality in an empty vegetable capsule for joint support.
Drop 2 drops under your tongue to calm nerves, worry or fret.
Add to any other oil to intensify its effects.
Rub on gums of a teething baby.
Take 1 drop with spoonful of honey to soothe your throat.
Apply with lavender and frankincense to soothe irritated skin
Apply over that zit that inevitably pops up on picture day.
Put on that knee that bugs you and then add panaway on top
Add 1-2 drops to your coffee or tea each morning
Rub 1 drop around eyes to help tighten skin
Use in place of CBD oil, works similarly
Add extra drop to Stress Away for added effect
Diffuse with lavender or Stress Away for sleep support

Spray on door knobs and handles when there’s been sickness in your home
Spray shopping cart handles before shopping
Spray tables and menus when eating out
Can be used in a pinch to help purify your hands
Spray public toilets before going potty
I personally have used this on my throat to help clear up a sore throat super quick. (Tastes nasty, but works well!)

First published March 13, 2019
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