New Mom, Who Dis

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We brought JJ home and it was like hysterical that someone left us in charge of a tiny human when we literally didn’t even know how to burp a child before this. However, we were ready to do whatever it took and were already so over the moon in love with this little babe. We had no clue what we were in for. Not a clue. Nobody can prepare you for parenthood. Even when they warn you about the ups and downs you’re like “yeah whatever I got this.”

Narrator: she, in fact, did not have this.

The first few weeks seem like cake because newborns are so lethargic so JJ was chill af. There wasn’t much fussing just sleep (for long stretches), eat and poop. I remember Jerry and I were thinking we nailed it already. This is great! Love this. We have an easy kid! The nighttime is a little rough, whatever, we can do this! Then by week three of no sleep and JJ starting to come to a bit (and fuss like nobody’s business, self-diagnosed colic by his mom) we were like okay we’re dead meat. Walking zombies. Somebody send him back! Totally kidding, but this definitely crossed my mind a time or two.

I think the first thing I had to come to terms with was that my life was totally and completely changed. I no longer mattered. That to do list I lived by never got done – at least in the time frame it used to. That morning cup of coffee was always room temp. Even your meals are up in the air. I couldn’t just run out real quick to do something, I had to now factor in baby J and his 400 lb car seat. The thought of leaving my house with him gave me anxiety because I didn’t know wtf I was doing and he was like a timebomb to me. Every cry I was like WOAH woah woahhhh. Loling, it’s so true. The nighttime legit scared us because Jerry and I slept like the dead and now we were up at all hours of the night trying to figure out why this tiny human was crying. I would actually look at people and be jealous that they were going to have a full nights sleep. I remember calling my mom crying like “Is this my life now? I’m just a slave to this baby boy?” It’s actually hard to remember now but I most definitely had a case of the baby blues.

Here I am now at 6 weeks and here to tell you that things get easier. I am figuring out JJ and he is figuring me out as well. Don’t get me wrong, it was instant love at first sight with him but that first smile really is something else. It’s like okay here we go, I’m doing something right (with tears streaming down my face). There is truly nothing like that first smile. Good Lord. The bond we have is like none other. I idolize him and he idolizes me back. Now I know what his cries mean, when he wants to lay and play and when he’s tired. We have a routine now and omg was I craving a routine. Like I said, we are getting to know each other more and more each day and it’s an incredible type of love I’ll never be able to explain. Me and Jerry just stare at him like “can you believe we made him?” There’s good days and bad days. Like right now I’m half awake because JJ’s room turned into a night club last night, but such is life.

Throughout this journey I think the most important thing that I have learned is that nobody knows what they are doing. Don’t compare yourself or your baby to others during this time – or any time for that matter. There is no right or wrong way to do this. I wanted nail this gig right off the bat. Like, good joke, nobody nails this and everyone cries – and now I get it. You are learning so much about yourself during this time, it’s insane. I am like 1000x more sensitive, more compassionate, and more aware. My anxiety spiked naturally. Mental breakdowns are necessary and so is self-care. Don’t forget about you. Go get your nails done or a massage and don’t feel guilty about it! It truly takes a village so if someone is offering to watch the baby, take the offer. Take it always.

Anyway, I’m not here to tell you how to act because, again, I have no idea what I am doing but I do know one thing and that is that this is the best job I have ever had in my whole entire life and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. It is absolutely trying and I’m sure every single stage has it’s challenges but the joy this little man brings me is so worth it. So, for the moms out there who are having themselves a day, I hear you, I see you and I am you. We gotta stick together in this crazy, wild journey because we all we got.

The Basic Kit

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I always, ALWAYS believe one of our Premium Starter Kits (oils & diffuser, Thieves, NingXia or Savvy) is THE BEST way to jump in with Young Living. It comes with everything you need to get started on your new lifestyle.

However, if you want to start with just CBD, or have a specific oil & supplement regimen you wish to start with, or you simply desire to handpick from various product families, the Basic Kit can be an EXCELLENT option!! For example, I have had a few people grab the basic kit so they can also purchase our holiday items or Black Friday sales.

The Basic Kit is like a Costco membership (except you actually get a membership gift).

Here are the gifts …

Stress Away™, 5 ml
AromaGlide® Roller Fitment
Thieves® Hand Sanitizer, 1 oz. sample
Thieves® Mints
2 NingXia Red®, 2 oz. samples

 

The Young Living Starter Kit for Beginners

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Oh the things you can do with your starter kit.

First and foremost, toss your amazon oils. They are not 100% natural, they are not seed to seal, they do contain additives, which is why they are so cheap. I would much rather pay for a product I know is 100% natural. I use these oils and products on myself, my home and my family so the all natural aspect is very important to me. I know I sound crazy but you will notice the difference as soon as you start using YL. Watch your mind, body, soul, skin, hair, attitude, etc. improve.

There is usually confusion in regards to buying the kit as opposed to just one or two oils from me. Here’s why I strongly recommend the kit…

Sure, you can use lavender and stress away every night because you have trouble sleeping. However, each and every single one of the 12 oils and products in the PSK have a purpose and I’m here to let the world know! With the purchase of this kit, you open the gates to a healthier way of life. You can now purchase anything from YL at WHOLESALE.  You are now a part of a community of oilers who want to help you learn more about this lifestyle and all the ways in which you can utilize your kit and more. One of the largest factor is the cost. Many of you want just the valor and stress away for your anxiety or the frankincense for your skin. If you were to order these oils alone they would total close to or over $100 while the kit gives you them and more (like even a friggin diffuser) for $165. It’s a no-brainer. So when I push the kit, I am truly looking out for your health and most importantly your pocket. Swear.

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Okay so now check out all of the ways in which you can use your kit. This isn’t even all of it guys, I would need to publish a novel if I truly listed out all of the ways.

Starter Kit Challenge

+ Add frankincense to your skin creams to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
+ Rub peppermint on your temples when you feel a migraine coming on OR add it to your beverage to curb your carb craving!
+ Drop thieves under your tongue when you feel a cold brewing.
+ Acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion? Drop digize under your tongue.
+ Add peppermint to your tea to curb your late afternoon sweet tooth.

+ Apply valor behind your ears when panic and fear approaches.

+ Add lemon to your water, tea and even to your Chicken piccata! This helps to detoxify the body.

+ Congested? Rub raven on your neck and chest.

+ Add raven to your shower to open you up!

+ Everyday drink 2 oz ningxia, 40 oz water, 5 drops lemon

 

Below are blends that you can either diffuse or create rollers with. Consider this a beginners guide. There are many more concoctions, I just want to get you started.

Note: You can use as many drops as you want, I use this as a guideline for how I diffuse and blend. If you are creating rollers, add a carrier oil to fill the rest of your roller. [visit My Finds for supplies to purchase for dirt cheap off of Amazon]

*For babies and children use 3 drops of oil and the rest carrier (1 drop EO to a table spoon of carrier oil)* *For dogs, rub 2-3 drops behind ears.*

Sleep10 lavender, 10 stress away, 5 valor. 3 peace+calming

Anxiety 7 valor, 5 peace+calming, 5 stress away/ Pop a roller top on your valor and apply directly to wrists and neck when panic arises

Allergy 10 peppermint, 10 lavender, 10 lemon

Immunity 10 thieves

Tummy 10 digize, 10 peppermint

Headache. 15 peppermint, 6 panaway

Sniffles. 10 raven, 7 thieves, 5 peppermint

Aches + Pains. 10 panaway, 10 peppermint

Focus. 10 copaiba, 7 lemon, 7 citrus fresh, 5 stress away

Under Eye/Skin. 10 frankincense, 5 lavender

Another thing that comes with your starter kit is the Thieves cleaning solution & Thieves hand sanitizer. Toss all of your cleaning products people! Add half a packet of this solution to an amber glass spray bottle, again My Finds, and fill the rest with water. This is now your new cleaning solution, au naturale. Toss the bleach, windex, etc. Oh the money you will save on cleaning supplies. $$

Ningxia Drink: Give this packet a go in the morning as a coffee replacement or for an energy boost before a workout or late afternoon. If the taste is too sweet, dilute it with water and add some of your lemon oil to it.

If interested in the kit, you’re one click away from changing your life for the better. I post so many oil articles for everyone to use, so please utilize them! Oily Articles

 

 

 

 

Monthly Oily Business Planning

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If you are a part of this business, you know that the opportunities are endless. If you are just starting off – welcome, you are in for a real treat. We do what we love and we get paid for it. Seriously how amazing is that? I work from the comfort of my own home making my own schedule. It absolutely does not feel like work to me and I am forever grateful I chose this life.

Now these are the ways in which I plan my month. I want to reiterate that this is YOUR business and you can run it however you want! However, I have found that these business basics have helped me to build and create the amazing community I currently have and you know how the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it!

 

Starting off each month

Each month your OGV goes back to 0. Don’t be discouraged! You’ll get back to where you were and then some. This is why we strive to get our downlines on ER, so that your OGV jumps back up and our downlines keep on ordering. How do you get them on ER? Keep them educated. All they know is the starter kit, right? We know YL is so much more. We will get to sharing in a few.

Rank.
Now you want to see where you are, where you need to be and how you are going to get there.

How? Log into your account and check out your virtual office. Click on rank qualification. Select which rank you are working towards and scroll down. There you will see how what you need in order to get there. This is also where you can see the commission received for each rank. Take some time to explore your VO guys, there is a plethora of resources and helpful information in there.

Now we plan!

How are you going to get there? Do you need another leg? Set some goals.

Here is an example of how my goals look pretty much every single month. I am currently running for GOLD so I am really focusing on one leg that needs some love and will get me there. Your goals will depend on your rank and where and how you are trying to build, etc.

Regardless of what your goals look like, WRITE THEM DOWN. Seriously hang them on your wall. Mine are in my planner so I come face to face with them every day. I’m a planner freak. Your Virtual Office will keep you on your toes as well as it tells you how much you need to hit each rank for that month per my previous post. I am constantly checking that.
– Sell 6 kits
– Get 10 on ER
– 2 events
– Find another business leg
– Grow gold leg by 2k

 

Set a date for a class!

That is the hardest part! Keep it simple and have a kit handy so that the people attending can check it out. Don’t want to host alone? Team up with someone who loves oils just as much as you do. Have them invite their friends as well. Whatever you do, JUST DO IT. Even if you do not sell kits, you are staying relevant, keeping people educated, and gaining new prospects. I’ve had a ton of people hop on ER at my events and to me that is just as rewarding as slinging a kit.

Keeping it simple.
These events can cost you next to nothing. Have some wine and a few apps out. I find the less extravagant and laid back the better. Sometimes I will literally tell people to come in their pajamas.

Ideas.
Whatever we make – body scrub, lip balm, room spray, etc. – I make sure that we are incorporating the starter kit oils so that they are more inclined to learn more and grab the kit. For those guests at your events who already have the kit, have all of your other YL products out so they can learn more about them and hop on ER!

Search the groups!
If you search in any of the business groups you will find so many class ideas that have been previously used. Make them your own! The resources that are provided to us by this wonderful community are insane so use them!

Create content

Love and share consistently! I really cannot stress that enough. Even if it is every other day you are posting about these oils, post away. Your followers will find it hard to trust you if you are just posting once in a blue moon or post a ton then stop. Stay consistent! For every oil post, have 5 personal posts that follow so you aren’t overloading your viewers and they are getting to know your genuine self as well.

We know that we use YL every day in every aspect of our lives but our friends on social media do not. What I do is make sure I snap a pic each time I use one of my YL products so I can have content for each day.

Keep it personal.
Use your own pictures and experiences. The more relatable you are the better. I see so many girls posting MLM products that are simply graphics and it is such a turnoff to me. In my mind I assume they don’t even use the product because they don’t even have a picture to prove it. Using personal imagery also makes it feel so much less salesy (because it isn’t salesy, its genuine). Like I am actually applying my Frank to my face right now and you bet your ass I am snapping a pic to share on my insta story. Why not?? Frank has changed the game for my skin. It’s literally RUDE not to share how amazing these are. Everyone needs oils guys.

Get a thick skin.
There are haters out there and I get it. You might’ve even been a hater at one point before you actually tried YL. Don’t let them get you down. Keep doing you, for real. Where have you ever gotten in life worrying about what others think of you? We aren’t hyping up leggings that we have never even tried on before, we are literally sharing the YL oils and products that we use and love every single day. I think of it this way, those who have time to hate on oils must be pret-ty miserable with themselves and have entirely too much time on their hands. I’m too busy building people up, I don’t have time to tear ppl down. You don’t need those people. Trust me.

Keep in touch!

Don’t just sell a kit to someone and then ghost them. Send them a welcome bag with a roller and a welcome email. Get them excited!! After all, they just spent a decent amount on a kit, they must be pretty serious about making this life change. Every single person who received the kit is overwhelmed and what happens when you are overwhelmed? You push it to the side for a rainy day (that never comes). Our job is to walk our downlines through the kit making it as simple as possible for them.

I always text them to make sure they got the kit, are in Love + Tansy and starting their journey the right way. I have a blog post that explains the starter kit in a pretty thorough way. I also send a brochure in my welcome bag that me and my talented bestie created.

Make sure your new downlines are not only in Love + Tansy but welcomed. Shout them out! Make them feel as welcomed as possible.

Don’t make it just about oils! Get to know them better. Become better friends, you have oils in common now! Also, by getting to know them you can see what oils or products could help them out. My downlines aren’t just my downlines, they are my friends. I have reconnected with so many people through oils and for that I am so, so grateful.

Prospects. WRITE THEM DOWN. For real, anyone who has ever expressed any interest in oils … write their name down. Invite them to your events. Alert them when you have a kit sale going on. Obviously don’t badger them because we in no way want to be pushy or salesy. But keep them on your radar. Comment something non oily on their posts. Just be you and be genuine.

Downline maintenance.

This is a necessity. Definitely the most tedious and time consuming, but a necessity nonetheless.

Run through your whole downline.
There are so many ways you can view your downlines too, by personally enrolled, date enrolled, etc. Explore by clicking the reports tab at the top!

Here are the things you are going to want to look out for.

☑️Who isn’t on ER, tag them in something you think they need. Shoot them a text and let them know if they need to reorder or order anything else they get everything at wholesale.

☑️Did everyone’s ER process for the month? If not, reach out to them and let them know!

☑️Make sure all your business legs hit 100 PV so that they can get paid their commission.

☑️Look to see who is making regular quick orders NOT on ER … did you know if you catch a quick order you can get it converted to ER? When you text/call them let them know “hey I noticed you just placed a quick order for 130 dollars ….did you realize if you change that order to ER you get money back in shipping??

☑️Is someone close to hitting a promo? Text them and let them know! Tell them to add on for the promo! Call them and let them know .. “did u know u can do x amount more and get free products?”

Run a kit sale!

Most of my personally enrolled downlines grabbed their kit during a kit sale. That is just what I have experienced so I make sure to run my own kit sales at least once a month.
You can run your own because you’re the business owner! That is the beauty of this business. What I do is usually offer a DIY or money back with the kit purchase and simply Venmo them upon purchase. All tax write offs!

I am currently offering the Rose Ointment back to the next three people to grab their kit from me. What I did was add 3 rose ointments to my ER for this month. It’s the same as offering $25 back except I am getting the ER points for it!

Canva is the bomb for creating beautiful templates and free so download that app and use away!

 

Finding your business legs

Be on the lookout for personally enrolled who love their oils and spend each month. These are the people who are going to want to join the business. I always reach out to them in the most genuine way possible letting them know that there is a business side of YL and if they are interested in learning more let me know and I can go through it with them. It isn’t weird or salesy. It’s legit my job. Why wouldn’t you want to bless someone with the same opportunity you were blessed with? Set up a 1-1 with them. People are busy so what I do is send them an email explaining to them the business side and the 100 PV monthly requirement.

Below is the email I send. Feel free to use!

Okay so here are the only requirements for you to be in the biz.
– Love and consistently share your oils (people are always watching and will reach out to you).
– Spend 100 PV monthly (you must do this every month in order to be considered “business” and rank up and earn the commission). You already so this so that should’t be a problem.
– Be willing to teach and educate your downlines. This is the easiest part because once you use oils you won’t shut up about them. Hosting wine nights, posting on your insta story, etc. So many ways to love and share. Plus you have a whole team of ladies behind you that will support you.
If you are interested, amazing. The opportunities are endless. This will be my full time career for sure. Welcome to financial freedom.

You get what you give

What you put into this business is what you are going to get out of it. If you are hoping to pay a bill or two, you will prob spend a few hours a week on your business – and that is fine!

Everyone is different and moves at different paces. If you are like me and this is your full time job, you will treat it as such and put in the hard work and determination you would at any other full time gig.

Check out the compensation plan that highlights the ranks, incomes and average hours worked. I am currently running for Gold! These numbers are real. I know it is hard to believe but they are 100% real and absolutely attainable. Even the Royal Crown Diamonds are normal people just like us – they just worked their asses off and treated something that they love as a business.

Using the PSK on Little People

So I have a 3 week old and I am over the moon. I’ve been oiling for quite some time now so I used oils throughout my pregnancy and I honestly don’t know how people do life without them. I had an easy pregnancy and an even easier delivery.

Here I am, a new mom, oiling my little mans up. So far it has been amazing. Each oil in the kit provides support for me and baby JJ. Let me tell ya how. Start by checking the dilution chart below. If I’m being honest, I barely dilute, I just make sure I use only 1 drop on the little homie.

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Diffuser: Add this to the babes room and get yourself one too! I have a diffuser in every room but I’m extra.

Peace + Calming: This is JJ’s favoriteeeee calming oil. He responds to this one the most. I’ll diffuse this at night in his room and after a nightime bath I apply to his forehead. During diaper changes I’ll apply some to the bottom of his feet.

Valor: Being a new mom is scary. Valor relieves my anxiety. I diffuse this at night and apply to neck and wrists during the day. I cannot live iwthout this oil. Sometime’s I will add this to JJ’s nighttime diffuser.

Frank: This is applied to both mine and JJ’s forehead for focus and centering. Sometimes we just need a reset – most especially when baby boy is crying and it takes me forever to figure out why. Oiy.

Panaway: After birth my back was off. I hear this is common. Panaway for all of the aches and pains.

Stress Away: I mean, need a say more? Mom, bring this in the shower with you – when you can actually take one – and drop away. Rub all over your neck. This scent is unreal so I will diffuse during the day to keep baby J (and myself) from freaking out.

Lavender: Seriously what is lavender not good for? For JJ, I’ll let him sniff this when he is all out of pocket. For me, the uses are endless but that is for another post.

Raven: Sniffles and coughs? Raven baby. Dilute and apply to chest and bridge of nose for the little one should they be snotty and agitated. This oil opens you right up. I always say it’s similar to vicks vapor rub in both smell and use.

Peppermint: I’ve had post partum hormonal headaches. I am not sure if it is my hormones or lack of sleep that I got going on here but pep on the temples is immediate relief. I don’t use this on baby love.

Citrus Fresh: For JJ’s hiccups! This dude sucks down his bottle in such an urgent manner he legit gets hiccups after every feeding that keep him from falling back asleep. Letting him sniff this helps the hiccups subside.

Thieves: Immunity! During the day I will open a window and diffuse this in JJ’s room – if the weather is nice enough for the window to be open – to get the germs out. Obviously nobody wants to try and be a mom when you have a friggin head cold so I use this on myself daily. Rub on your neck and wrists every single morning to stay above the wellness line. Diffuse with other oils for an amazinggggggg fall scent.

Lemon: I add this to my water during the day to curb my cravings. Trying to get my body back to where it was before pregnancy.

Digize: When JJ is constipated I will rub this on his back. Also, after birth mom usually has a terrible time going to the bathroom. I add this to my tea and rub on my stomach to get me moving along.

Ningxia Packets: I take one of these every single day. SO MANY BENEFITS, one including a natural boost of energy. What mom doesn’t need that, am I right?

Thieves Hand Sanitizer and Spray: This is in JJ’s diaper bag so where ever we go I can make sure unwanted germs stay the F away. I favor the spray because it is so quick and easy to use on yourself and all surfaces such as shopping carts and coffee shop tables.

Thieves Cleaning packet: I use this to clean my whole house. JJ could literally lick the table and I won’t have to worry about toxins and chemicals in his mouth that he would’ve gotten from the wood cleaner, windex or bleach.

 

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Oils//Afterbirth

 

Newborn

A little bit of an opened life 9 capsule sprinkled in her milk once a day

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13 month old

2 oz of Ningxia
1 life 9
1/2 tsp of Sulfurzyme powder

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Age 2-9
Multigreens: 2 a dayMightyVites: 2 a day
MightyZymes: 1 a day
Omegagize: 2 a day
Super C: 1/2 a tablet
Mineral Essence & Mindwise: I just puts some in their Ningxia in the morning.

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Age 3-4
mightyvites -2
Super C -1 or 2
Multi greens in smoothies
Life 9 in yogurt
Ningxia in morning

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Age 5 +
2 Multigreens
1 digest & cleanse
2 Sulfurzyme
1 Agilease
1 super c
1 life 9
mindwise packet
Ningxia Red + drop of endoflex
At meals she does essentialzymes-4

 

 

The Waiting Game

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I’ve got a feeling I’m going into labor in the next few days, maybe even today, so I wanted to document the feels. So many feels.

It is still hard for me to believe that there is a child that looks like Jerry and I in my stomach right now. Like how? Currently this babe is just bumps and kicks and limbs poking at my ribs. Seriously, a miracle.

I’m 3 days late and being such a baby about it. I go back and forth. Some points of the day are all “it’s cool, I’m cool, I’ll enjoy this sleep”. For real when I wake up I’m like, okay only a few more days of this so savor it! Then I’ll have times where I’m all “is this just me now? am I pregnant forever”? I know, I know – relax. Cut me a break! It’s been 10 months! I’m a newbie here and swore I was going early. FYI: don’t ever assume that. Big mistake. YUGE mistake.

I think it’s because I have time to feel all the feels over and over and over again. Every night I go to bed and I assume I’ll wake up to painful contractions. Is it sick I’m like excited for them? LOL, Meg. Nah. When it doesn’t happen, the feeeeeels come in. Jerry’s so good about it, and for the most part I will be until my evil twin pokes her head and is like YO LET’S GO.

I’m nervous, I’m excited, I can’t wait to meet you, I hope I like you, I hope you like me. Are you going to like Jerry more than me like Joe does? Life will change forever, I’ll need to find a new routine and change spikes my anxiety, do I have anxiety right now? Oh Christ last thing I need is my anxiety right now. Is this all normal? What is taking so long? Maybe I’ll never dilate enough?

These are the thoughts that consume me on the reg. Jerry and I are so ready but are we? Loling at this brain right now. I’m sure these thoughts are normal and if not, oh well – here they are.

The truth is, I am so unbelievably grateful for this journey. I thank God every day that my body was able to do this. To make this miracle that is going to be half Jerry and half me. Life is going to change for sure but it is for the better and we are so ready for this. I am ready at least. Poor Jerry looks like he’s seen a ghost every time I joke and tell him “THIS IS IT! IT’S THE BIG ONE”!! It makes me laugh because in those moments I know he cares just as much as I do  and guys don’t always show that. He’s going to kill the dad game.

Now let’s get this show on the road, homie. I want to kiss your face.