Thursday, May 19, 2016

Melaleuca Alternifolia & Quinquenervia - What's the Difference?

Melaleuca Alternifolia & Quinquenervia - What's the difference?

My first experience with Melaleuca was buying Tea tree from the health food store to make homemade cleaners quite a few years ago. I knew it was great used as a natural cleaning agent. Once I started using Young Living oils the only use I had for tea tree was to spot treat blemishes with a tiny bit of this essential oil. Other than that I didn't know much about this oil. 

I just recently acquired Melaleuca QuinquenerviaIf you're anything like me you've wondered why do we have two different Melaleuca oils from Young Living? So let's dive in and look at the difference between the two and similarities. 

  • They're both from the myrtle family
  • They're both steam distilled from the leaves
  • They both support a healthy respiratory system

  • It's also known as tea tree essential oil
  • It's in the everyday oils collection from young living so you get it in the starter kit when you sign up.
  • From Australia & France
  • Referred to as narrow leaved paperback: grows around streams on swampy flats
  • Fresh/crisp aroma helps maintain healthy looking scalp & hair
  • Reduces blemishes
  • Apply to feet and toenails as needed
  • FOUND IN: Purification, melrose, rose ointment, claraderm

  • From Australia
  • Commonly known from the broad leaved paperbark tree
  • It's from a small/medium size tree of all spice family, it gets 20 m high
  • The oil is used in cosmetics in Australia
  • Supports skin health
  • supports a healthy bladder
  • FOUND IN: Melrose

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I find they both smell distinctly like tea tree, there's no denying that. However I find the Melaleuca Q is a bit more mild. Do you own both? Do you have a favorite? Are either of these on your wishlist? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Orange, Tangerine and Beramot - What's the Difference?

What's the Difference?

I'm always curious what's the difference with products that are similar. Today we are looking into three citrus oils: Orange, Tangerine and Bergamot.

First let's talk about the similarities:

  1. All 3 are cold pressed from the rind
  2. All 3 can cause photosensitivity
  3. Bright and fresh
  4. All from the citrus family
  5. These are to be used topically or aromatically

  • FOUND IN USA, South Africa, Italy and China
  • Wholesale $10.75
  • Retail $14.14
  • Sweet, peaceful aroma, can fill the room with peace and harmony
  • FOUND IN: Abundance, awaken, Christmas spirit, Citrus Fresh, Envision, harmony, into the Future, Kidscents Toothpaste, Peace and calming, Power Meal
  • I love to put olive oil in a roller bottle and put a few drops of orange oil in it. We apply this to our tummy everyday to keep ourselves above the wellness line.


  • FOUND IN Brazil
  • Wholesale $16
  • Retail $21.05
  • More concentrated intense aroma than orange. Bright & tangy
  • FOUND IN: Awaken, Citrus fresh, dream catcher, Inner child, peace and calming, relaxation massage oil, Super C, ningxia red


  • Wholesale $27
  • Retail $35
  • It is believed that Christopher Columbus brought it to Italy from the canary Islands
  • known for it's flavor in earl grey tea
  • light and citrusy scent is uplifting and relaxing 
  • a lot like orange, but has underlying floral 
  • FOUND IN: Awaken, clarity, dragon time, dream catcher, gentle baby, harmony, joy, progessence plus and white angelica


Young Living has recently come out with their vitality line. You can get Bergamot, Tangerine and orange in the vitality collection. Which means you can use these oils as supplements. Orange is fantastic in your ningxia. Tangerine is great in popsicles and maybe you want to spruce up any cup of tea by adding bergamot to it? Just some suggestions.

I would love to know if you have all three of these which one is your favorite, or which one is on your wishlist! Let me know in the comments below. It's hard for me to choose. Maybe I'd pick tangerine because it's so bright, orange for my tummy to keep me above the wellness line, or bergamot because I'm a huge fan of earl grey. The decision is too tough. I choose all of them. 

Want to watch the video about what the difference is check this out: 
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Frankincense - What's the Difference?

Frankincense - What's the Difference?

Young Living has different products with frankincense in it. I wanted to compare a few of them today. When I first signed up one of the first questions I had about Frankincense was, what is the difference between Frankincense and Sacred Frankincense.Why did Young Living have two? As my collection grew I discovered Frankincense Resin. Recently Young Living has added the vitality line and Frankincense is one in that collection. So let's compare them and learn what the difference is. 

1. FRANKINCENSE (Boswellia Carterii) 15 ML
  • Wholesale $73.50    Retail $96.71
  • Is in the Starter kit when you sign up
  • steam distilled from gum resin
  • To be used topically/aromatic
  • May elevate life
  • Great in beauty routine
  • Earthy/uplifting for grounding/spiritual
  • Great when seeking purpose/engaging in prayer/mediation to enhance the experience.
  • I LOVE to diffuse this during my morning prayer/devotional time. I also love applying it during prayer.
  • FOUND IN: Awaken, brain power, forgiveness, Highest Potential
  • Gift to Christ when he was born
  • Holy Oil from Middle East

2. SACRED FRANKINCENSE (Boswellia Sacra) 15 ML
  • Wholesale $89.75      Retail $118.09
  • Steam distilled from gum resin
  • supports healthy skin
  • To be used topically and aromatically
  • Young Living is first to make oman Sacred Frankincense to be available to those outside of Saudi Royals/priviledge oman
  • Rarest most sought after aromatic in existence
  • Gary Young did 15 year of research, 15 trips to Oman - through meetings and negotiations to bring this oil outside of Oman
  • FOUND IN: Freedom Sleep, Freedom Release, Common Sense, Rutavala, Progessence Plus, ART, Sheerlume
  • PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH AND GOOGLE THIS OIL: there's only so much I can say. But this is an Incredible oil for your body! One I don't want to be without!


  • Wholesale $16.25        Retail $21.38
  • When burned in Young Living Resin Burner Frankincense vapor creates sacred atmosphere enhances meditation, reduces stress/tension and uplifts you spiritually
  • I love burning this because the scent will linger longer than one day. It's amazing! 
  • Such an amazing experience
  • Be sure to clean off burner a few minutes after you turn it off because it can be tedious to clean

  • Wholesale $ 29.75               RETAIL $39.14
  • Support well being and normal cell health
  • To use as dietary supplement
  • 1-2 drops in a vegetable capsule
  • Can also add to water or ningxia red

Do you have any of these in your collection? If so let us know in the comments below which one is your favorite. Are any of these on your wish list? I'd have to say that Sacred Frankincense is one I don't want to live without! That's for sure! 
Did you want to get your hands on some frankincense and change your life? CLICK HERE

Check out my video on what's the difference here:

Thursday, April 28, 2016

10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas with Essential Oils


With Mother's day around the corner I thought I would share some gift ideas to celebrate mom. 

Want to splurge on mom this mothers day? This is the gift. It's a great way to help mom jump into essential oils and give her everything she needs to get started. It includes 11 essential oils (Lemon, peppermint, lavender, frankincense, tea tree, thieves, joy, PanAway, Stress away, citrus fresh, purification), a home diffuser, two samples of ningxia red and other goodies.  Not signed up with Young Living yet? Get one for you and one for her.

Mom can wear her diffuser jewelry all day long and enjoy its benefits. The diffuser necklaces are so cute. And I love these essential oil bracelets. They come in different colors so you can order them in moms favorite color.

So now mom has her oils, a case for her to carry her oils with her on the go is a great option. Here's a couple I like. You can order them from young living or others companies have them too.

Joy or stress away are great options to make in a spray bottle. Find out her favorite scent and mimic that with essential oils for her.

Want to really splurge for mom? She will be blown away with Rose oil from Young Living. This has the highest frequency of all the oils. Can't do Rose oil? Try Jasmine, it's about half the cost of Rose oil and still extremely luxurious. You can watch me unbox my Rose oil for the 1st time here:

Want to make mom a luxurious facial serum?  You can watch my recipe video here:

You'll need epsom salts and some relaxing essential oils like lavender, or sandalwood. This is beautiful when given in a Ningxia Red Bottle. So easy, simple and calming. 

8. Coconut Body Butter
Want to make mom the most luxurious hand cream? Here's the recipe:

9. Young Living Lip Balm in Cinnamint, vanillamint, grapefruit or lavender
These are super hydrating and you can feel good you are giving mom the very best. 

10. Young Living LBriante Lip Gloss 
These come in 3 different shades with 3 different essential oils on the different ends. Mom will love pampering herself with this lipgloss.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

MORE Spring Diffusing Combos using Young Living Essential Oils

Looking for more inspiration this spring?  Let's add some essential oils to our diffuser to invigorate our home and inspire us!  Sometimes we can get into the same routine of what we diffuse. Thought this would be fun to share some new combinations you might not have tried yet.

If you don't have one of these essential oils find one that is similar and use that one. Or you can just skip it. You can also tailor the scent to the desired amount of drops that you like. It really is customizable.  I got this inspiration from a member in my downline. She had posted some fun diffusing combos. So let's celebrate spring with some refreshing non-chemical scents.  

1. Must Have Trio 

  • This is a must have trio of essential oils if you are experiencing seasonal sniffles.
  • 5 drops of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Lemon Essential Oil

 2. Tropical Punch 

  • This should almost be a summer one, since it's so fun. 
  • 5 drops of Young Living Orange Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Tangerine Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Lime Essential Oil

3. Spring Break 

  • 5 drops of Young Living Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Orange Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Stress Away Essential Oil

4. Back Porch Blend 

  • When the sun goes down you may not only wish to diffuse this combination but apply it as well for those outside annoyances
  • 5 drops of Young Living Citronella Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Purification Essential Oil

5. April Showers
  • This is a fresh springtime scent for sure!
  • 5 drops of Young Living Lemon Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil

6. May Flowers
  • Such a popular Favorite
  • If you're a floral girl this is the one for you
  • 5 drops of Young Living Jasmine Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

7. Naps on a porch
  • Such a cozy/relaxing Blend
  • 5 drops of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Chamomile (German or Roman) Essential Oil
  • Clary Sage

If you have a fun spring diffusing combination, be sure to share it with us in the comments below. What is your favorite out of these? I think Tropical Punch is my favorite, although naps on a porch might be fun to diffuse tonight. Looking forward to hearing from you guys.

Want to see the video about these combos? Check out this video: 

Want to see more fun spring diffusing combos? Check out this video:

Thursday, April 21, 2016

VITALITY OILS - What's the Difference?


Young Living came  out with Vitality oils! The bottles are all 5 ml and they look a bit different. So what's the difference? 

Well I heard someone explain it to me comparing it to coconut oil. You can purchase coconut oil for your body moisturizing needs in a certain part of the grocery store. However you can also purchase coconut oil in the grocery section where food is purchased. It is the same coconut oil, just one is labeled for food consumption and one is labeled to be used topically. Essential oils are essentially the same. The vitality oils are the SAME oil that is inside the regular labeled oils HOWEVER it is labeled differently for different use. So let's talk about the different uses.

REGULAR OILS (as I'm calling them)
You can apply topically
  • 2-3 drops on area and massage
  • dilute if needed
  • create roll ons to use
  • add a couple drops in bathtub
  • add a couple drops in shampoo or in creams

  • 2-3 drops in palm and inhale
  • breathe straight out of bottle
  • a few drops in bowl of hot water and cover head with towel
  • put a few drops in your diffuser

  • perfect for culinary/dietary use
  • add to food for a delicious kick for concentrated flavor
  • add in capsule for supportive properties
  • great in ningxia, water, recipes or capsules
So how do you know if you have a vitality essential oil? It will be clearly labeled with a white label. 

What if you don't have any oils that are labeled for supplemental use. Well just as a reminder the oils that are in the regular labels ARE THE EXACT same. You just can't tell/recommend others to use the REGULAR oils for uses other than topical/aromatic. 

Hope this post makes sense and helps you on your oily journey! 
Remember we're all in this together!

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Monday, April 18, 2016

March 2016 Favorites


This month is long over but I thought I would share with you some of my favorites this month. I love sharing all the products I am loving. Let's start with some essential oils. I am a huge fan of Young Living Essential Oils. I love their seed to seal promise. I use them everyday!

Here are the SINGLE OILS I'm loving:


This month I've been drinking a whole lot more water since adding 1 -2 drops of young living grapefruit vitality essential oil to my water. It's so uplifting and refreshing. Be sure to only use this oil in a glass bottle or stainless steel. Citrus oils are not great to use in plastic. It can actually break down the plastic, and you don't want to be ingesting that. yuck!

2.  HINOKI ESSENTIAL OIL (get it here)

This is a new oil in my collection. I find it a mild woodsy scent.  I almost found it has a lemony scent. According to Young Living's website: 'Hinoki comes from Japanese cypress and has a rich, invigorating citrus aroma that can increase spiritual awareness. Historically, Hinoki essential oil was used to refresh the soul.'  I love to apply it to my forearms. I find it extremely calming.

BLENDS  I'm loving:

1. JOY ESSENTIAL OIL (get it here

A few nights this month I had some stressful days. I decided to take some epsom salts and  Joy essential oil and put those in my bath. So incredibly relaxing. Let's just say I was a lot happier after a bath with joy essential oil. It honestly is such a happy blend. Joy essential oil is a blend that has: Bergamot, yang yang, lemon, coriander, tangerine, jasmine, roman chamomile, palmarosa and rose essential oil. Those together is a delightful blend. It creates a warm, comforting aroma that inspires a romantic atmosphere.


I had a Dentist appointment this month. Let's just say Dentists are not my favorite people to visit. I was so nervous I added some peace and calming to my diffuser necklace. I thought maybe that would work great and I could inhale the aroma to calm me down during such a nerve wracking situation. Little did I remember that they put this bib on you that completely covered my diffuser necklace. So note to self: apply peace and calming EVERYWHERE...not just in a diffuser necklace when heading to the dentist. 

Peace and Calming is a blend that has tangerine, orange, yang yang, patchouli and blue tansy. It's such a comforting/fresh aroma.


I just unboxed this in March in my march Essential Rewards unboxing. It quickly became a favorite. This is the most delightful perfume. I love applying it to my wrists each day. So grateful I got this order. I wish I had ordered it earlier. Lady Sclareol is a blend that has geranium, coriander, vetiver, orange, clary, bergamot, ylang ylang, sandalwood, sage, jasmine, blue spruce, spearment and hinoki.


VALOR SOAP (get it here

This is such a nice soap. A friend of mine said this is the creamiest of all the young living soaps. I haven't tried all of them so I can't vouch for that. However I do REALLY love this. Also if you're a huge valor fan this is a great way to get valor since it's out of stock. I heard it's probably going to be out of stock until the fall. I love valor and love to use it daily. A viewer on youtube actually recommended cutting the soap in 1/4 to make it last longer. I loved doing this. My soap is lasting much longer. So happy tour this tip.


I've been loving this workout. I've been doing the 21 day fix. But this is a ton of fun to get your cardio workout in. Of course this is a dance workout. So I won't be posting pictures or videos of me doing it. haha! But it's a lot of fun, and the time goes by really quickly.


This is a newer favorite for me. I just acquired a pandora bracelet a couple months ago. I feel like I'm always late on the trends. But I got so excited when I realized I could get special charms for special occasions, trips or from friends/family.  Here are some of my favorites so far. It's a bracelet in the works. Do you own a pandora bracelet? What's your favorite charm? Let me know. Not all the charms are from pandora, some I got from amazon. I always make sure they are sterling silver. 

I got these colored pave beads on amazon. They're so fun. I love choosing different colors to put in between each special charm. They sparkle and are so pretty.


SOCCER CHARM because my kiddos are in soccer this season FROM AMAZON


EPCOT BALL WITH MONORAIL. This is a charm from Pandora Disney





JIM BOB HAGGERTON is my favorite youtube right now. He's a chiropractor who has a passion for health and wellness. He usually does periscopes each week and uploads those to youtube. They are always insightful and I always learn something new while watching them.

If you want to watch my favorites for this month you can via youtube. 

Let me know in the comments below what you've been loving! I love to encourage others as we're all on this journey together.

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