Monday, May 21, 2018

BC and BM vs SM by YL

I know...the title is a little strange.  BC is Beauty Counter a popular makeup brand.  BM is Bare Minerals. SM is Savvy Minerals makeup and YL is Young Living who sells Savvy Minerals Makeup.  All you have to do is look at the ingredients and you can see that SM is on the lowest side.  Just the minerals and none of the bad stuff.  But aside the ingredients, let's talk about price between the two.  AND if you read at the very end, you'll see that SM is even better because of the Essential Rewards benefits!!  I've been on ER for almost three years.  I don't know of other companies that rewards you like that.  I get 25% back to spend on product on every ER order!!  So.....let's get on to the comparison.  This information was saved from a different blog.  


Ok, so we all like savings 💰 right? Sometimes we talk ourselves out of spending 💰 on things because we THINK we are spending a lot.  Whether you are a couponer or a price matcher or not, let's compare and contrast the cost of Young Living's Savvy Mineral's makeup with a few other leading companies.

Here are some interesting finds for the basic things we all buy when we think of makeup and how Young Living fares!

Young Living Savvy Minerals (Wholesale Price):
💧Eyeshadow (one color)-15.25
💧Lip Gloss-27.50
(w/out Lipstick-$130.25; w/out Lip Gloss-$125.50)

BeautyCounter Makeup (non-consultant price):
💄Foundation (powder)-$41
💄Lip Gloss-$29
(w/out Lipstick-$167; w/out Lip Gloss-$168)

Bare Minerals Makeup (Retail-only option):
🐻 Eyeliner-$17
🐻Eyeshadow (Palette)-$45
🐻Lip Gloss-$18
(w/out Lipstick-$132.50; w/out Lip Gloss-$134.50)

So, as you can see:
1. Young Living's makeup is NOT as expensive as you think!
2. Hello, INGREDIENTS??? 🙂 I mean, the stuff I can trust is really no more then the stuff I can't trust. Maybe you get a tad more (like multiple eyeshadows or a duo blush pack) but I am happy to get quality over quantity. 🙂

AND BEST POINT OF ALL: Neither of these other 2 give me POINTS BACK when I order!!!! With my YL order I can add these to my ER order, get up to 25% back (if you're just starting you will get 10% and work your way up) which is $38.25 back on an order of $153!!!!! So, who does that?
Does Target? Ulta? Amazon?
Nope,  none.

Just something to chew on. 🙂 Feel free to share this. 🙂
End of math lesson! 👨‍🏫"

Thursday, May 17, 2018

What's the difference?

This information was provided by Young Living Education!  My favorite of the three is really reminds you the most of the Euc you smell in over the counter products.  After that I like the scent of Radiata.  Milder and great for the kids in your life.  If you want to try any of the three, you can add your order to mine which goes in by the 22nd of May!  Enjoy!!

Young Living distills three different varieties of Eucalyptus essential oil. That is, 3 of the 700 known varieties existing in the world! Needless to say, we think these three are pretty special!
Every one of the many varieties of eucalyptus share some common characteristics. For example, every member of the eucalyptus family flowers, and they can all be classified as trees or shrubs. While the whole population shares root origin, they are grown around the world and have differences.
Eucalyptus has been of special interest to people since ancient times and has been used for everything from fuel to fragrances. Most species can survive over 250 years, and in the right conditions, many live up to 500 years. Eucalyptus trees can also survive wildfires! Deep inside the tree and roots, these plants have dormant shoots that germinate only under the trigger of heat by flames.
Eucalyptus trees are known for high yield of oils. When the weather is warm enough in eucalyptus forests, they release their oils into the air creating a smog-like mist; and that’s how the Australian Blue Mountains got their name! All three essential oils YL carries are steam distilled from just leaves.
Let’s look at each of Young Living’s three Eucalyptus oils, what blends they can be found in, and some of the characteristics that make them unique.
Eucalyptus Radiata
Eucalyptus Radiata is sourced from Australia and has a bright and pungent, citrusy scent. Eucalyptus Radiata is milder than Eucalyptus Globulus, with a sweeter and more citrus scent. Its cooling, refreshing, and energizing aroma makes it a popular choice to use. It is found in three of Young Living’s popular blends, including Thieves, R.C., Raven, and Ortho Ease.
Usage Suggestions
• Turn your shower into a spa by adding 5¬–10 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata in the bottom of your shower. You can also try adding it to a warm, damp washcloth and placing it just out of direct contact with the water before showering. It will create a cool, refreshing experience—perfect for a post-workout pick-me-up!
• Boost the power of your next foot rub by adding a few drops to Ortho Ease Massage Oil and give your toes a little calming and relaxing love.
• Rejuvenate and recharge in your home or office when you create an inspiring getaway by diffusing Eucalyptus Radiata.
• Kick the stale odors out of closets, attics, and anywhere else they may loom with a DIY room refresher spray powered by Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil.
Eucalyptus Globulus
This variety is sourced from China and has a rich, bold, and earthy scent. Eucalyptus Globulus is the strongest and most intense of the eucalyptus oils. It also has the highest amount of eucalyptol and has a very strong, sharp, and green scent to it. It is popular in personal care products, spa treatments, and DIYs for its cleansing and refreshing properties. It can be found in R.C. and Ortho Sport Massage Oil.
Usage Suggestions
• Embrace the cleansing benefits of Eucalyptus Globulus by adding a drop or two to your favorite facial cream! Be cautious around the eye area, as it can produce a tingling sensation.
• Breathe fresh! Enjoy an uplifting experience by inhaling Eucalyptus Globulus directly or rubbing it on your chest.
• Create a refreshing atmosphere for your next workout! Diffuse Eucalyptus Globulus before or during your next at-home sweat session.
• Give your muscles a break by adding Eucalyptus Globulus to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and using it for a relaxing massage.
Eucalyptus Blue
Eucalyptus Blue is a cross between Eucalyptus Citriodora and Eucalyptus Globulus and has a distinctly herbaceous and calming scent to it that makes it a key ingredient in Breathe Again Roll-On. This exotic single is grown at Young Living’s farm in Ecuador.
Usage Suggestions
• Cool down after a hard workout by adding a few drops of Eucalyptus Blue to your neck.
• Wake up your afternoon by diffusing Eucalyptus Blue in your home or office.
• Diffuse this oil to create the perfect environment for boosting your spirits.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Just for your mom!

For all of you who love to love on your mamas on Mother's Day, here are essential oil ideas that will be sure to please. AND, your mom will love that she can pamper herself!

I know that many of you will send your mamas flowers for mother's day but how long do they last?  Some of those flowers will be fading after about a week, some will last two but then the only thing left is the cheap florist vase.  Here is an idea where you can spend about the same amount of money as that big bouquet and have a long lasting fragrance with added therapeutic value.  A Diffuser and one oil!!  We have many different floral oils, each at different price points.  We'll be able to help you pick one to stay in your budget.

If you are thinking of actually making mom something to thank her for being a great mom, what about Soothing Bath Salts?

Give mom the ability to relax to her heart's content with some bath salts.  Put them in a cute little glass jar and decorate it with a cute label, direction tag and



  • 1/3 cup epsom salt
  • 1/3 cup Himalayan pink salt
  • 5 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • To make the mix look colorful, you can add in some dried flowers, like Lavender buds.
Stir all ingredients in a glass or stainless steel bowl.  Pour into a decorative glass jar.  They can be stored in the glass jar for a long time.  Attach a cute tag with direction on how to use:  Pour 1/2 cup of bath salts in your bath and swirl around with your hand to dissolve the salts. Climb in the tub and soak for as long as the wine lasts!  ;-)

If you want to make up different smelling bath salts, you might try the following combos.

#1 - 
Floral & Citrus

  • 4 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 4 drops Orange essential oil
#2 - Old English
  • 6 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop Rose essential oil
#3 - Spice and Tang
  • 4 drops Lime essential oil
  • 4 drops Lemongrass essential oil
#4 - Oriental bliss
  • 6 drops Jade Lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops Jasmine essential oil
If the diffuser and oil idea sounded good to you but you wanted a little more, treat your mom with a Premium Starter Kit.  She will love you forever with the multitude of DIY's she can do with her new kit.  It is easy to get no matter where you live since it will ship directly to her!  

I'll even send you a cute little card that you can print out and give to her telling her about her new gift.  

Don't delay....Mother's Day is just around the corner.

Get ready for the ticks!

Last summer there was a video going around showing this woman using an essential oil on a tick to get it to remove itself from her leg.  


Trying to remove a tick in this manner will cause the tick to potentially inject you with Lyme or a tick born illness.  Safely remove a tick and then you can use your essential oils to soothe the bite area.  Here is a cool graphic that talks about safe removal!

What essential oils would I use on the bite area.  Why Lavender, of course!  You could also use Tea Tree.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dangers of Terpenes

Sometimes people read something online and then it becomes their mantra.  Let's take a constituent of essential oils for instance.  Terpenes.  Now before we talk specifically about terpenes, let's talk about constituents:  There are hundreds of constituents in the oils but many are grouped in general groupings.  Pure essential oils like Young Living oils can be subdivided into two distinct groups of chemical constituents; the hydrocarbons which are made up almost exclusively of terpenes (monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and diterpenes), and the oxygenated compounds which are mainly esters, aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, phenols, and oxides.  

Now the subject of this post is about Terpenes.  Why?  because I saw a question come up recently in a group I follow about the safety of terpenes.  I know they are safe in essential oils but wanted to know where this idea of them being unsafe same from.  If you search on Google, all kinds of posts come to the top of the search about using cannabis with added terpenes.  Many of those websites are saying how bad terpenes are for you.  Ahhh......

There are something wrong with the connection between adding terpenes to your cannabis and using an essential oil with terpenes.  

  • When you remove one constituent from its normal source and add it to something else, like cannabis, you are affecting the ability of that constituent to correctly interact with other ingredients.  THAT could indeed be bad for you.
So....are terpenes everywhere bad for you.  NO!  They are a primary building block of plants, foods and many vitamins.  Take rain for instance.  Terpenes are released into the air and make rain. has a lot of terpenes.  All sex hormones have terpene.  Add rubber tires to the list and it is impossible to avoid them.

Terpenes in essential oils include Monoterpenes.  These are present in almost all essential oils. According to The Reference Guide to Essential Oils, the action is to inhibit the accumulation of toxins. Monoterpenes also enhance the therapeutic values of other components and are the balancing portion of the oil. They restore the correct information in the DNA of the cell once the sesquiterpenes and and other constituents have done their job. 

What Essential oils that have a High Percentage of Monoterpenes?
Grapefruit, Orange, and Balsam Fir contain high amounts of monoterpenes.

Sesquiterpenes – Delete bad information in cellular memory and are present in almost all essential oils. The chemistry of essential oils tells us that they are the largest group of terpenes known naturally in the plant and animal kingdom!  They are larger than monoterpenes and are very viscous (less volatile) so they are often used as fixatives in the perfume industry. Viscous oils have a longer half-life and blend well with lighter, more volatile oils.

What Essential oils that have a High Percentage of Sesquiterpenes?
Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Myrrh contain high amounts of sesquiterpenes.

Below is a cool graphic that shows the constituents and their abilities.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Cinco de Mayo continues!

May the 5th is gone but you don't have to stop with the goodies!  Here are some cool bars you might like.  They use Lime Vitality essential oil.  Yum!!!

Image may contain: foodMargarita Bars

This recipe is so easy and pleases a crowd. Bring some zing to your fiesta and enjoy this flavorful dessert!

1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups of flour
Dash of salt

4 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup flour
2 cups of sugar
15 drops of Lime Vitality

Fleur de Sel
Zest of one lime

1. Combine all of the crust ingredients and mix well
2. Press into a 9x13 inch pan
3. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes
4. For the filling, combine the flour and sugar. Mix in beaten eggs and Lime Vitality.
5. Pour into the cooled crust.
6. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes
7. Let cool and lightly sprinkle with the Fleur de Sel and lime zest.

(Store in the refrigerator)