Getting Started with Young Living Essential Oils

Happy Friday, friends!

I know it’s been a while since I posted something, but I’ve been working on a few things that have required some extra attention, and I’ve been focusing a little more on family- so please forgive me.

I didn’t plan to post anything today, but I decided to pop in and do a quick little post on how to get started using Young Living Essential Oils.

I know most of you are familiar with them, and at this point either already use them or have no interest- but I have had enough people asking me about them to take the time to do this.

So here we go! 🙂

First of all, it’s super simple getting started- so if you’re interested in getting started, you can hop on over to Young Living and follow the simple steps & use Member# 1932473! But if you need a refresher on how it works, and the benefits- read on! I will also include step-by-step instructions on how to fill everything out!

Is Young Living Right For You?

Customer or Independent Distributor?

  • Customer(buy at retail pricing – no requirements, no fees)
  • Independent Distributor asCustomer (buy at wholesale pricing – no fees, but there is a $50/year purchase requirement)
  • Independent Distributor asBusiness (buy at wholesale pricing – no fees, but there is a purchase requirement – read more bellow)

Customer

This type of membership is completely FREE to join.

  • No membership fees.
  • No yearly dues.
  • No obligation.
  • No selling.

This type of membership allows you to easily order the oils and products that you need at retail pricing, plus tax & shipping. This membership does not get you wholesale pricing.

Independent Distributor as Customer (Save 24% with Wholesale Pricing)

This type of membership is signed up as “Independent Distributor” and requires the purchase of a starter kit, which you can choose for yourself. They are great kits that range in price from $45 to $260. You only have to purchase a starter kit once, at sign up – and they are useful. The Premium Starter Kit ($160) is a great value, not just because it’s at the top price tier but because you get roughly $300 worth of product! This kit comes with a diffuser (I love mine!) and includes eleven different bottles of oil to get you started, a roll-on attachment, 10 samples packets, 10 sample bottles, and materials to help you become familiar with oils and how to use them. If a diffuser isn’t something you’re interested in, or you already know what things you’d like to order, the Basic Starter Kit ($45) is a great way to get in and then you can begin ordering the products you want at wholesale right away.

  • Save 24% off of retail pricing.
  • No membership fees.
  • No yearly dues.
  • No obligation.
  • No selling required.

Independent Distributor as Business (Save 24% with Wholesale Pricing)

This type of membership is with the intent of making an income! It is similar to the information above, with a few changes. If you love essential oils, chances are that you already share what you know with friends and family. By being a distributor, you can earn a commission when those people (and more!) buy oils from you, or sign up under you. Just like being a wholesale customer, you are required to purchase a starter kit, which range in price from $45 to $260 (depending on diffuser choice). You only have to purchase a starter kit once (same as above). If you wish to earn a commission check, you must also be enrolled in the “Essential Rewards” program. In addition to making a commission and being eligible for payment, you also earn Essential Rewards points that can be redeemed for free products. These points are great for buying gifts, having stock on hand, or treating yourself to something special.

Want to get Oily?

The first thing to remember is that signing up does not obligate you to anything. You will never pay membership fees and you will never be obligated to make a purchase that you don’t want. When you sign up with Young Living essential oils, it is an opportunity for you to explore without worry.

Choose a Starter Kit

You’ve decided that membership is the way for you. That’s great! That means that you will instantly start saving 24% on the products you love to use.

Because signing up as a member opens you up to earning opportunities, Young Living wants to help set you up for success. To do this, you choose a starter kit when signing up as a member.

Kits range in price from $45, all the way up to $260. You can choose any kit. If you already own a lot of oils and a great YL diffuser, you may only need the $40 kit to get you in the door. If you think you’d like to replenish, or take advantage of the deals, a premium starter kit is the way to go.

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The Premium Starter Kit

The Premium Starter Kit is an exceptional value. It includes all you need to get started with Young Living:

A diffuser of your choice, this will determine the price of your kit. There are three great diffusers to choose from to fit your needs and preferences.

-Dew Drop Diffuser ($160 – 34% savings)

-Bamboo Diffuser ($170 – 35% savings)

-Aria Diffuser ($260 – 36% savings & 1 per member limit)
The new Premium Essential Oils Collection kit includes 10 bottles of oil! Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Copaiba, Frankincense, Thieves®, Purification®, R.C.™, DiGize™, & PanAway® ! Plus a BONUS Stress Away™ and an AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment, two Lavender Sample Packets, two Peppermint Sample Packets, two Peace & Calming Sample Packets, two Lemon Sample Packets, two Thieves Sample Packets, 10 sample bottles (these are great for sharing!), and two NingXia Red 2-oz. samples.

In addition to products, your kit contains a host of materials to make your business opportunity a success: Sample Packet Business Cards, the Welcome to Young Living booklet, Essential Oils at a Glance user’s guide, Distributor Resource Guide, S.E.E.D. Sharing for Success booklet, and more.

PLUS! Young Living recently announced that all Premium Kits would also come with an additional FREE 5ml bottle of oil. Each kit will include (at random) Lemongrass, Orange, or Tangerine essential oil! That’s 12 oils you’ll be receiving!

There are other kits to choose from, and any one of them will help you gain member (distributor) status, but this kit is by far the best value – even if you just want to stock up on some great oils!

Visit YoungLiving.com to get started!

Step 1 – Once on the page:

  • Be sure that “member” is selected. (Unless you do not want the 24% discount and would prefer to sign up as a customer.)
  • Check off: “A member referred me, and I have his or her information.” The member number should read: 1932473
  • Fill out your personal information and check that you understand the Terms & Conditions. (This page does ask for your social. The reason it needs this is for legal tax purposes, because you have the ability to earn an income.)
  • Choose a username, password and PIN. Be sure to write these down somewhere safe! You will need them to log in and/or call Young Living’s member services.


Step 2
 – Select Your Kit!

  • If you’d like to maximize your savings, select any “Premium Starter Kit”. These kits are the ones with the Premium Essential Oils Collection, diffuser, extras, and business starter kit. The other kits do not include the Premium Essential Oils Collection (10 oils).
  • If you’re not worried about the additional savings, select any kit that speaks to you.


Step 3
 – Essential Rewards (Optional)

Essential Rewards (ER) is an optional discount program within Young Living. You can choose to sign up now, later, or not at all. By enrolling in ER, you will earn up to 20% back on purchases (starting at 10% and increasing as you stay in the program) as points, which can be redeemed for free oils.

  • If you would like to enroll in ER, you may choose a kit at this time.
  • If you would rather not enroll at this time (or you would, but would prefer to choose specific products, as opposed to a kit) you can simply select “No, thank you” and you may enroll at any time by logging into your Virtual Office.

Step 4 – Shipping and Billing

  • Enter your payment information and continue to complete your signup and purchase.
  • You will have an opportunity to double check all of your information and this will be used when you make purchases moving forward. (You can change it at any time by logging into your Virtual Office.)
  • Click “Activate and Place Order” button, and you are done!

Your membership is all set to go and will remain active so long as you spend at least $50 in a calendar year (on anything you choose.) There are no membership fees or additional requirements.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask! I would love for you to join my team and we can support each other on a healthier journey! We will always stay connected through a special Facebook group full of wonderful, supporting oil lovers!

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Happy Oiling!
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June Yoga Challenge Week Five

Happy Monday, beautiful ones!

Today I bring you our fifth and final week of this little yoga series and I’m honestly kind of glad- because for me, it didn’t go exactly how I had hoped, but it was definitely worth a try and I have lots of plans for more yoga series in the future. Thanks so much for hanging in there with me!

Week Five: June 29, 2015

The Angel Card pulled for this week is: Reward Yourself

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Reward Yourself
“You’ve been giving a lot of yourself lately, and it’s time for you to receive. Make the time to reward yourself in a meaningful way. This balance of giving and receiving is essential to keeping your energy, mood, and motivation at a consistently high level.”

As we close out this series, looking back on all of the cards pulled, I find it so unique that everything went together so nicely. The main focus of this entire series was the balance of giving and receiving to live a healthier life– and it just fell together that way and I think that’s so incredible and definitely meaningful.

If you only take one thing away from this, I hope that’s it you remember that the world needs balance. YOU NEED BALANCE. Give and receive. Love and be loved. Forgive, and allow yourself to be forgiven. Take and give thanks. Do for others, and do for yourself. Work hard, and reward yourself.

Instead focusing on just one pose this week, I’d like to close with a Sun Salutation- and if you’d like, include the other poses we’ve focused on to create your own flow. You can start out with the Sun Salutation, flow straight into warrior, get your boat on, treat yourself to some child’s pose and go right down into corpse!

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I decided that doing Sun Salutation would be best suited for this week because it comes full circle, just like this series has, and I wanted to mix it up a bit.

Again I will say, make time for your body. Give your body time to heal, and nurturer it. It is yours, and it’s the only one you’ll ever be given so be kind to it. Love yourself.

Namaste

June Yoga Challenge Week Four

Happy Monday, beautiful ones!

Today I bring you Week Four of this little yoga series and we are nearing the end! Today we are going to be doing another simple pose but an important one- so let’s jump right into it!!

Week Four: June 22, 2015

The Angel Card pulled for this week is: Listen

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Listen
“Quiet your mind, Beloved One, and listen to our gentle reassurance that everything has been taken care of. Stay in a quiet and receptive state, without worrying about the exact nature of your desire’s manifestation. A quiet mind and body hears us quickly and clearly. This is our request to you: Listen.”

So it’s interesting that this is the card I pulled for today because I have a lot of special people in my life really going through some heavy stuff right now, and I know that it is really difficult not worry when things go terribly wrong- but no matter if we think they are wrong or not, they all serve a purpose much greater than we could ever understand. During these difficult times it’s important to remain faithful and LISTEN. You’ll never know what God is trying to teach you, or show you, or help you to understand if you’re not open to listening.

The pose I’d like to focus on this week is:  Shavasana or Corpse Pose 

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I had planned on using this pose for next week as we finish out our series, but I felt like this was the most appropriate pose to focus on for the card pulled. I know that this is another simple one, but its an important one. This pose is so wonderful for your body. The stillness of the pose allows you to release, let go, give gratitude, be in the moment and listen.

Make time for your body. Give your body time to heal, and nurturer it. It is yours, and it’s the only one you’ll ever be given so be kind to it. Love yourself.

Namaste

June Yoga Challenge Week Three

Happy Monday little beauties!

If you are returning for Week Three, I welcome you back and thank you for continuing to read and if you’re just now checking this out, you can always look back to see weeks One and Two– but whatever the case, I am glad you’re taking time out of your day to read my words. (:

So as we dive into Week Three (can’t believe June is going by so quickly) I am already seeing more and more ways I can improve this little series, but I will just continue to follow the same set up as I have, and tweak it for next time.

Week Three: June 15, 2015

The Angel Card pulled for this week is: Let Your Past Go 

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Let Your Past Go
“The burden of carting your past around has made you weary, Dear One. It’s time to set this burden down. Keep only the lessons and the love, and leave everything else behind. You don’t want it or need it, and it’s now gone.”

I think everyone can benefit from this card. We all face struggles of our past everyday because our past gains a new chapter with every morning that we wake up to- so it’s only natural for us to be in constant battles with our past. (Humans are notorious for second guessing themselves.)

For me, having my daughter really gave me strength on being able to let go and move on. When I first found out I was pregnant, I lost a lot of people in my life, and that lead to feelings of bitterness and anger during one of the most magical times of life. I quickly realized that it was no way to live and by focusing on what had happened, I was missing out on so much that was happening. Sometimes I still have to remind myself that whatever has happened is done. That moment has passed, I can’t go back to it, change it, or remove it- so except that what will be, will be and have peace that it will all work out.

The pose I’d like to focus on this week is: Balasana or Childs Pose

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I chose to focus on this pose because everyone can do it, just like everyone can benefit from our card this week. I wanted to choose a pose that was simple, but restorative and beneficial. I love child’s pose because I feel it’s a little reward during a class generally following a more intense flow. To me it’s a small symbolic gesture of life. When you finish up with a difficult flow, and you know a moment of rest is coming…and in that moment to find your breath, you become grounded at the knees, and you can feel the rise and fall of your chest pressing into your thighs, head rested, simple and joyful- you know you’ve made it through, much like life. It’s a simple pose I am probably putting to much thought into, but it’s one I love.

As usual, I have included a video to help guide you through it. If you haven’t noticed, I have chosen a different instructor each week. This is purposely done so you can have an opportunity to find an online instructor for when you want to practice with the convenience of YouTube!

If you’re keeping up with this, take a picture of your Child’s Pose and share it with me on Instagram or leave it in the comment section!

Let me know what poses help you let go of the past!

Namaste

June Yoga Challenge Week Two

Happy Monday & welcome to week two of our little yoga exploration!

I honestly didn’t really know exactly what I wanted to do when I started this and I figured I would just work it out along the way, but as I sat down to do this weeks posture and card- it just absolutely unfolded before me.

So last week was Week One & it was Giving and Receiving and this week follows up so incredibly nicely with that!

Week Two: June 8, 2015

The Angel Card pulled for this week is: Focus On Service 

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“Your soul desires only to joyfully serve, and to swim in a constant stream of bliss. This stream continuously feeds you everything you need. Put your entire focus upon staying in this stream of giving and receiving in every situation, and in all that you do.”

I thought it was pretty awesome that this is the card that followed last week. By spending time trying to balance out the giving and receiving of last week we can now build from that and focus on service. What I get out this card is that by servicing to others with what talents and gifts I can provide, all of my needs will fall into place. By doing onto others, I will then receive. Let me know what your take on this is.

The pose I’d like to focus on this week is: Navasana or Boat Pose

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I chose this pose because it requires focus, core strength and in my case, endurance. Some times I get so caught up in doing things, I lose sight of the actual meaning of why I am even doing it. So this week as I focus on service, I will truly focus- Why am I here? What is the purpose of this task? How am I making a positive difference in this situation? I will be more aware and grateful for each opportunity I am given, and make the most of it.

If you’re keeping up with this, take a picture of your Boat Pose and share it with me on Instagram or leave it in the comment section!

I want to know some of your thoughts on how this is going so far, so leave a comment! (:

Namaste

June Yoga Challenge

Hello beauties and Happy June!!

For the month of June, I thought I would introduce something new and see how it goes. As most of you know, I really enjoy yoga. It’s been a huge life changer for me- and anyone who has truly jumped into their own yoga journey, understands what I mean by that.

It’s been fun and very difficult at times. I have seasons where I am able to dedicate lots of time to it and others where I really struggle. But no matter where I stand in my current practice, I am always bettering myself with it.

So for the month of June, I thought it would be fun to incorporate a little bit of yoga! So for the next five Mondays, you can expect to kick the work week off with me by following along with my little mini “yoga challenge”. Actually, I wouldn’t even call it a challenge- but more of an exploration.

Each Monday (because I need to start off small) I will give an Angel Card and then I will elaborate on the card pulled. I know a lot of people pull their angel card before Svasana to meditate on, but I like it when classes start off with one. Also, for this particular thing- there isn’t really any other way!  I will also have a weekly pose.

I hope you are able to go with the flow as I work out the kinks through this!

Week One: June 1, 2015

The Angel Card pulled for this week is: Giving and Receiving

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Giving & Receiving 
“The entire universe operates in cycles similar to your inhalations and exhalations. When you only exhale (give) or only inhale (receive), you become out of rhythm with the universe. For optimal health, energy, and replenishment, balance each inhalation in your life with an exhalation.”

What a wonderful card to start out with!
As you go about your week- try and maintain a healthy balance between doing for others, and for yourself. If you’re like me, you’re probably guilty of always saying “YES!” to anything anyone needs and sometimes find yourself completely overloaded —it’s important to remember that it’s okay to say no, and also- it’s okay to ask for help as well.

The pose I’d like to focus on this week is: Virabhadra III or Warrior III 

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I think this pose goes nicely with our Angel Card this week. It’s a posture that is strong, and beautiful. It requires balance in the body, but also in the mind.

Warrior III is a pose I have been focusing on in my own personal practice, and it’s one that I find pretty difficult but I really enjoy it. I have a hard time with balance and this particular pose helps me work on that. Sometimes when I come to the mat I have a hard time being still and in the moment but Warrior III is so difficult for me that if I have ANY distractions I will be all over the place, so I am absolutely FORCED to be completely focused on my posture. It really helps get me in the zone and I like it.

I have also included a step by step video to help you get into your pose- it’s nice to have some guidance, especially if it’s a new pose!

If you’re keeping up with this, take a picture of your Warrior III and share it with me on Instagram or leave it in the comment section!

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see some of your Warrior III pictures this week!

Namaste

Young Living Essential Oils- April Order

Happy Thursday!!

Today I am excited to write to you about one of my favorite topics. ESSENTIAL OILS!

If you’re familiar with me at all, you probably know by now that my family uses essential oils daily for whatever we can use them for. We’ve been incorporating the oils into our daily routines for some time now, and we’ve learned so much about them.

BEFORE I START
D I S C L A I M E R:
The material contained in this post is for my personal use only and should be viewed as such. Young Living’s products are not intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease. I am NOT here to diagnose any disease or disease condition or prescribe any Young Living product. The information provided does not constitute legal advice from Young Living. You should educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed. I just want to share my love for Young Living Essential Oils, and hopefully give you some ideas of how they can be used in everyday life.

I have a lot of people constantly asking me about Essential Oils, what I order monthly and what we use them for. I decided that this month I would do a blog on my order. I am not going to go into explaining what essential oils are, or why I choose to use Young Living in this post (I will go back & do a detailed post on YLEO some other time) but I am going to go through my order, why I ordered it and how much it cost.

Lets get started!! 

Here is a picture of everything I am going to cover. It was a BIG order this month- but I should probably mention that it isn’t all for me. Every month I have family hop on with me, it helps with shipping cost & increases my PV. The higher PV I have a month, the more F R E E stuff I get & EVERYONE loves free stuff! image1

You will see two prices listed– Wholesale/Retail

Peppermint 21.50/28.29
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In our house, we use peppermint for a variety of things- headaches, tummy aches… it’s good for so much but this bottle was purchased especially for the “Weight Loss Trio” (A combination of oils thought to aide in weight loss). The peppermint in the trio is said to help curb the appetite.

Lemon 11.25/14.80
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Two bottles of lemon were purchased this month. Lemon is one of the oils I use the most. We use to help with cleaning, allergies and so much more. The first bottle of lemon was purchased to also go with the “Weight Loss Trio”. Lemon is known to be a good detox oil and is supposed to be used in the “Weight Loss Trio” for just that! The other bottle was purchased to use for the “Allergy Trio”. (A combination of oils thought to help ease the irritations of allergies)

Grapefruit 16.75/22.04
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Grapefruit is a delicious smelling oil- it is uplifting and makes me feel good. The scent is lighter than some of the other citrus oils, in my opinion. It makes my mouth water every time I smell it. This bottle of grapefruit is the final oil in the “Weight Loss Trio” and it said to help boost your metabolism.

Lavender 23.50/30.92
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Lavender is another one we use constantly. Between all the boo boos, and helping us sleep we go through some lavender! It’s so gentle and light and great for so much. It is also in the “Allergy Trio” and exactly why we ran out this last time. We actually ended up with two bottles this month because I got a 5ml bottle for free with the April promo!

Stress Away 29.75/31.25
Stress Away

Stress Away isn’t one I use often, but I have several family members that love it. This was actually purchased for headaches, even though Toby uses it for body aches. You’ll notice that even when an oil might typically be used for one thing- other people use it for different things & that’s one of the reasons this oil journey is so fun!

Orange 10.75/14.14
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Orange was a new one for me this order. Every order I try to include one new Single and one new Blend to help build up our collection. I didn’t really need it for anything, but I’ve read great things about it, and it was very inexpensive. It smells AMAZING. Someone mentioned combining Cedarwood & Orange– oh yes! I passed out, it made me so sleepy. I have been loving that combo at night.

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Gathering was my new Blend for the month. I had never even heard of Gathering until I went to the Spring Fling Expo earlier in the month & it came up on my Zyto Scan. It is said that it helps calm a chaotic environment and if anyone qualifies to try it out- I figure I make the perfect candidate! I have only used it one time, and it was kind of strong. I just did one drop on my right wrist and didn’t even bother doing a drop on the other because it was so intense. It has a very unique smell, and I’m not sure how I feel about it just yet.

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If you are familiar with oils, I am sure you had Valor on your order this month too because it is going away from a while! 😦 Luckily this is on my order every month so I currently have two unopened bottles and my current bottle is about half full! When I first got into oils, Valor was included in the Premium Starter Kit (I wish it still was!) and I did not like it at all!! But now I use ALL the time. It is one of my favorites. I’m kind of stingy with this oil, and basically only use it on myself. I am usually very open about sharing all of my oils with anyone interested…but not this one. I use it when I practice yoga & it’s a very comforting scent to me and I kind of like having one oil all to myself.

Peace and Calming Unavailable
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More sadness– Peace and Calming is also Out Of Stock for a while and again, if you order every month, I am sure this was on your order as well! I almost didn’t get this one, but luckily my order had not processed yet when they made the announcement and I got one! In my opinion, Peace and Calming is a fantastic oil for children, and I know so many mothers rely on it, so I honestly hope they get it back in stock soon. I love it! It also was in the PSK when I first signed on with YL and I know those who restock on the Every Day Oil collection probably wish it was still included.

Aside from the oils, I also got some other goodies this month.

Ningxia Red 2oz. Packets (30 count) 84.50/111.18
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NingXia Red is an antioxidant drink that contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree (blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices) orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils, and some other good stuff that I can’t think of. But it’s loaded with goodness. This is used for our family as an alternative for coffee, and you only need an ounce or two in the morning to get you going. It does come in bottles, but we ordered pouches for easy travel. We also use it when we get sick, an extra ounce or two to help battle all the yuckies!

Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste 9.22/12.14
Aroma Bright Toothpaste

This is a new one for us. I am currently on a journey in my home to rid of us chemically consumed products (I have a blog coming on the transition) and one of the things I got rid of a while ago was toothpaste. But the one I was using wasn’t leaving me feeling very fresh, so I decided to give this a go. I do like it- but it is taking some getting used to because it doesn’t suds up like a typical toothpaste. I might try a different one next time, just to see what else YL offers, but I do like this!

Thieves Spray 3 Pack 23.75/39.14
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I have been wanting these for SO long- but they are always out of stock whenever I go to order. So this month I was finally just going to break down and get the Single Bottle and then the promo for this month was a THREE pack! So I didn’t have to add it my order, and I got THREE FOR FREE. I am so excited to finally have this stuff. If you don’t know anything about Thieves- it’s amazing. It is our go-to oil and we use it everyday. We firmly believe in it and having it with me to cleanse and purify on the go excites me!! Some people use Lysol, we use Thieves… When we’ve got germs floating around or we go to the doctor, or get in a buggy… you can bet that I will now have my Thieves spray in hand!

Anyway, that sums up my order for April. So I hope this gives you a little insight into how oils might could be used in your home. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I could talk about oils ALL DAY. If you’re interested in learning more about oils (I won’t force you into buying anything) let me know and I will have you added to a group of people who can help answer any questions, or address any concerns you may have.

Also, if you’d like to see more post like this, be sure to leave a comment and let me know!
I did make an unboxing video- but as usual, it will be posted later!

Happy Oiling,
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