Category Archives: Young Living Essential Oils

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

It’s back to school time and with that comes the influx of germs which leads to colds and flus. I was super excited to find out that I could make an all natural non-toxic hand sanitizer for my girls by using my Young Living essential oils. My 1 year old is teething like crazy and is constantly putting her hands in her mouth, so Purell is definitely not an option. I am keeping this hand sanitizer in my diaper bag so I have it where ever we go and I can proactively try to combat the germs. I would love to keep my family healthy and happy this cold and flu season.

The secret weapon in this recipe is the Thieves oil. It is a “miracle blend” of five oils: eucalyptus, rosemary, cinnamon, clove and lemon.  It aids in maintaining a healthy immune system to help fight illness. Fun fact: clove kills more than 60 different types of bacteria.

Thieves gets its name from this legend dating back to the Middle Ages:

Century after century, bubonic plague outbreaks decimated the population of Asia and Europe for the better part of a thousand years. Out of this period emerged a legend of four thieves who were captured and charged with robbing the dead and dying victims. When the thieves were tried, the magistrate offered leniency if they would reveal how they resisted contracting the infection as they performed their gruesome acts. They told of a special concoction of aromatic herbs, including garlic, cloves and rosemary, that they rubbed on themselves before committing their crimes.

HandsanitizerThe recipe:

Step 1: Fill a 4oz glass spray bottle with 2oz witch hazel
Step 2: Add 2 tbsp vitamin E oil
Step 3: Add 25 drops Thieves oil
Step 4: Add 10 drops Lemon oil
Step 5: Fill the rest of the bottle with water & shake well

Super easy and so much better for you without the harsh ingredients of other sanitizers!

The Lemon and Thieves oil come in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. If you don’t have your kit yet, you can get one here.

Sleepy Cream & Sweet Dreams for All

If you are a momma who could use more sleep in your life, please keep reading. Let’s be real, moms have a really tough job. I think that anything to make our lives easier should be shared so I am here to tell you about Young Living Essential oils. When I first heard about these oils, I was pretty skeptical. It took a few weeks of seeing people’s posts for me to jump in and purchase a starter kit. I was amazed at how they were helping me: increased energy, putting me to sleep quicker, enhancing my mood, helping me lose a few more pounds and the list goes on. I overall felt healthier. I was so intrigued and continued to research and read about the oils. I then realized I could use them on my girls.

This was around the same time our baby was turning 1. For the past year, she has been waking up every few hours at night. I never could take the cry-it-out method so I would have some late night snuggles, which I didn’t mind. But as she was nearing her first birthday, I really felt myself breaking from the lack of sleep. I wanted my whole family to get better sleep. My 3 year old became a good sleeper after age 2, but she is so full of energy that it still takes a lot of effort to get her to wind down in the evenings.

I was pretty desperate so I started using the oils in our bedtime routine and it changed my life. (So much that I now have the time and energy to blog and to share with all Mom’s!). Both girls are out by 7:30pm and sleep through the night for 11-12 hours.

About an hour before bedtime, I start diffusing lavender downstairs. We then go upstairs for bath time and I add a couple drops of Peace & Calming to the water.

bathtimeAfter bath time the girls get their sleepy cream massages. I continue to diffuse lavender in their rooms as we read bedtime stories and say prayers.

diffuserbedtimestoriesHere is my sleepy cream recipe. All of these essential oils (and the diffuser) come in the Premium Starter Kit (which is how I got started).

Sleepy Cream Recipe:

•3 tbsp Coconut Oil
•10 drops Lavender
•10 drops Peace & Calming
•10 drops Valor
•Mix it up and store in a glass jar.
•Apply like lotion (for babies under 6 months just massage on the feet, however you can diffuse the oils at any age)

sleepycream And there you go, sweet dreams for all!

All of these essential oils (and the diffuser) come in the Premium Starter Kit (which is how I got started).

To grab your starter kit, click here.

Select “Sign up As: Young Living Wholesale Member” (this will get you 24% off forever & always!)

The “Enroller ID” and “Sponsor ID” boxes should already be filled in for you. If they aren’t, my ID is 1903783.

Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address and contact info. The reason you are asked for your SSN is for tax purpose. If you make over $600 a year selling Young Living products you will receive a 1099 form in the mail, as is required by law. Young Living never shares this info with anyone and you are not obligated to ever sell anything if you don’t want to).

Create your password and pin which you will use to log in to your account and order your oils.

Select your enrollment order. This is where you can specify which starter kit you would like. I recommend the Premium Kit with the Aroma Diffuser, which is $160 (bottom row center).

Next, it will ask you if you want to sign up for the Essential Rewards program. I recommend clicking “no thank you” for now.

Click “I agree and next.”

Confirm your order.

Sleepy Cream has changed our lives and I hope it can do the same for you!