The Infamous Kits/How to get Started

In order to get started with YL you have a few options. Each of these options provide you with a membership which means you get everything YL at wholesale, whenever you want, right through your account. No monthly commitment (unless you want to join our Essential Rewards program which is BOMB).

Premium Starter Kit

This is the best way to get started and the most bang for your buck. FO SHO. It comes with oils, product and a diffuser for $165 when it is worth over $600. If you want to dive deeper into detail check out my article, The Young Living Starter Kit for Beginners

Haven Starter Bundle

This kit comes with 4 oils, a pretty diffuser and dropper bottles for $135. This kit is only available for a limited time! Lemon, lavender, peppermint and peace + calming are the bomb ass oils. 

CBD Starter Kit

This stuff is just. Guys, I love CBD. There is no other way to put it. Anyway, it comes with the drops (my personal fav), the roller and the bomb for $165. Here is more on it – The CBD Starter Kit.. a gift from the heavens above.

Thieves Cleaning Kit – $125 right now. I cannot.

This is the way to go if you are looking to ditch and switch out your toxic cleaning products for all natural ones. Do me a favor and google the ingredients in your cleaning products and the harmful affects they have on your body. It’s insane.

Ningxia Kit – $135 right now.

Ningxia is our red drink that is good for literally all of the things. I could go on for days about its benefits but I’ll just put it in a nutshell. It is jam packed with antioxidants. So powerful that you only need 2 ounces a day! This isn’t a popular way to get started but you absolutely could!!

Kidscents Little Oiler Started Kit! – $135

EEEEKKKKKKKK!!!! It’s here!!!!!!!! A BRAND NEW STARTER KIT geared towards babies and kiddos!!! And, until Sept 30th, new members will get a FREE KidPower oil!!!!!!!!!
And ya get free shipping too!!
This comes with a Feather the Owl diffuser, which also has a nightlight and sound machine!
Includes a set of 5ml bottles of Sleepyize, Owie, Geneyus, Sniffleease, and Tummygize and two roller fitments to pop on any oil you want for easy application! Read more!

Basic Kit – 25 bones right now! 

The Basic Kit is like a Costco membership (except you actually get a membership gift and there is no monthly commitments). 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 a great option! This way you can grab anything else at wholesale at point of purchase, essentially creating your own kit! Learn more here, The Basic Kit

Sign me up, baby!

The CBD Starter Kit.. a gift from the heavens above.

Late January 2020 YL made an announcement that almost brought me to tears. Dramatic, I know but it’s true. I literally couldn’t wait to call my husband because CBD had become such a huge part of our lives – we literally use it on my dog. You know that elephant on your chest or the feeling of chaos in your mind? Dreaded anxiety. CBD has become one of my many tools in managing my anxiety. In my research I have found that it is good for other things as well which is just an added bonus.

So let me tell you a bit about CBD. Not in the nuerotransmitters scientific kind of way (I’ll let you do that research on your own if you want) that is simply just not my strong suit nor how I talk. So here we go. CBD is found in marijuana and the hemp plant. It is responsible for balancing the systems in our bodies, one being your nervous system. You hear of so many people with autoimmune disorders turning to CBD due to the systems it affects.

CBD will not get you high, will not give you cotton mouth, will not increase your appetite. That is THC’s job and the THC is extracted from the hemp plant and removed, leaving only CBD. You feel calm without feeling high. It’s like a nice warm hug. My shoulders relax, my mind stops racing and the feeling of doom subsides.

Systems CBD affects//


Okay so the kit. It comes with a roller, a dropper bottle and muscle balm. We partnered with Nature’s Ultra – a company we trust and love – who provides the CBD and adds our most calming YL oils to them for extra effect. Just as we are with our oils, so we are with our CBD. Do your research. CBD is blowing up. You are seeing it all over, however, you get what you pay for and Lord only knows what is in the $10 dropper bottle you got from the random gas station on your way to the shore. Yikes.

The kit is $165 and will get you your YL membership (which means you can reorder or order anything you want from YL at wholesale – no monthly commitment whatsoever, relax). I know you will want to re-up on your dropper bottle so I highly recommend just grabbing the kit. If you are already a member, this is available to you for purchase right through your account!!! Ugh, that still makes me smile.

🌿 Roller: I uses this throughout the day⁣⁣⁣⁣- rolling on my neck and along my spine.
🌿 Balm: as needed on pain points ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🌿 Droppers: at night or even during the day if my anxiety is strangling me

Feeling a cold coming on?


Okay, I know you all think I’m this crazy witch because of my obsession with essential oils and you are absolutely right, I am.

I don’t know maybe it’s because my immune system was absolute dirt before I started using them. Dirt. I would get a sinus infection twice a year and have to go on antibiotics. The z-pack stopped working for me. It got ridiculous. Thieves has changed my life and I’d be shell fish not to share this with you. My doctor has even asked me where the hell I’ve been.

I’ll keep this short and sweet because if you’re reading this you probably feel a cold coming on and your patience is running thin.


  • 4 thieves, 3 oregano, 2 frank, 2 lemon + carrier oil of your choice.
  • These go into an empty capsule … Empty Pill Capsules
  • Freeze them and take 2 every 12 hours.

My Routine

First off, before you get to this point, use thieves every single day. Make a roller or grab the thieves pre-made one. Every single day I roll on the back of my neck and down my spine. It smells like cinnamon. Also, ditch your cleaning products because the toxins they contain are garbage for your immune system and replace with thieves cleaning supplies. They’re inexpensive, 100 percent safe for you and your family and they last forever.

Decongestant Oils/Routines

  • Raven, thieves, peppermint and eucalyptus on your chest.  Diffuse them. Hold them. Love them.
  • Melrose drops in shower and on palms (inhale).
  • Purification. Rub this on your congested areas such as you sinuses and your neck. Helps to drain out the ick!
  • Steaming hot water on a hand towel, drop all decongestant oils on there and place on your face. Let the steam open up your sinuses.
  • Immu bomb capsules A$AP rocky.
  • One drop of thieves oil under the tongue morning and night.
  • Thieves tea! Thieves vitality, lav vitality then I add lemon oil, raw honey and 2 droppers of Mineral Essence.
  • Diffuse thieves all throughout the house so nobody else gets sick. If you can open the windows for a few mins please do.
  • Make your immunity roller with thieves, lemon and frank. All of these oils are amazing support for your immune system.
  • Load up on lavender. You need some rest and relaxation to kick whatever is creeping.
  • Drink your ningxia!!! Cannot stress that enough. It’s unreal for your body.


  • Super C: Take one every day but double up on it when you feel it coming on or even if you’re in the thick of it.
  • Inner Defense: 2 in the morning and 2 at night.
  • ImmuPro: Take one tablet at night! Contains melatonin and will knock you out.

Other oils that can help with cold prevention is lemongrass, tea tree, oregano, ginger, rosemary and thyme. Make a roller out of these bad boys to use every single day.

The Young Living Starter Kit for Beginners


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.


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 frank, 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 hand spray & Thieves hand sanitizer.

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

Sign me up, baby!




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

13 month old

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

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.

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


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



Trimester #3. The 72 Year Pregnancy.

third tri

It’s finally real. I promise you I thought I would be pregnant for the rest of my life. The fact that I am 32 weeks is so surreal. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried (a lot), I’m happy, I’m sad. I’m not exactly sure I can even recall what I ate for breakfast this morning tbh.

Thinking back on this journey it’s such a miracle that we even got pregnant. It isn’t an easy thing to do and the stars aligned for sure. This overwhelms me with gratitude, I truly wouldn’t change it for the world. I used to be so frustrated that I had to carry the baby for almost a year while Jerry’s life remained the same but now I actually feel bad that he doesn’t get the chance to experience these kicks and leaps happening in my stomach. I mean not to mention, it’s pretty bad ass that my body is not only is growing a human but somehow I’ll find the strength to push it out into the world. Then raise it? Who let this happen? Do I get a lifetime supply of wine after?

Now don’t get me wrong, pregnancy isn’t a cake walk and I don’t exactly enjoy all of it. If we’re being honest, I don’t enjoy most of it. It’s a wild ride. Oh and in the summer *L-O-L*. I really should’ve listened to the moms who would tell me “oh God you have a lonnnngg summer ahead of you” because it is in fact the longest summer of my life. I am not kidding you people that don’t even usually drink are drinking. Walking to the beach is a funny joke too because you really can’t breath to begin with and your body temp is already at 1000 degrees, so. People tell you SO MANY THINGS. Ah you’ll be fine! Eat your way through it! But that doesn’t really appeal to me. Idk maybe the thought of gaining 100 lbs on top of being a social recluse is scary to me? Working out is a huge release, love my Orange Theory classes. There’s highs and lows. Just gotta go with it.

At this point I have had enough. I’ve been through the first tri nausea and the second tri bliss. I have exactly 2 months left and I am trying my best to enjoy but I really just want to meet this baby. Dare I say I’m excited for labor? I know all of you moms out there are friggin cringing. “Omg enjoy this time alone, self-care, take a nap!” I’m sorry but that just isn’t me. I’m not a patient person, I self-care to the max regardless of being pregnant or not, and I don’t nap. Like ever. Fucking sucks but my body like refuses naps. If pregnancy isn’t for you, that is fine. I hear ya sista sledge. That doesn’t mean we aren’t grateful. I am beyonnnnddd grateful. Every day I thank God for this miracle. Sometimes I’ll be like holy shit how did this happen.

What I’ve learned.

For the love of God please do you. Do what makes you happy, not what makes your mom, significant other, or friends happy. If you don’t want to go somewhere, don’t. If you need a day off, call out. I think it is easy for people to chalk off pregnancy as simply carrying around a human for 10 months. Not the case. Your body is no longer yours. Your brain is at a rapid decline. Your shit scheduled isn’t even the same. Oh AND absolutely everyone in the world is going to get on your nerves at some point so just breathe. Huff some oils baby. It’s not going to work because it just is what it is I just want to prep you. Your significant other won’t get you, your mom forgets about her pregnancy so she won’t get you. Just don’t expect much because your hormones are going to win this one. They always win. You have to take care of YOU. Connect with those who get you. I promise, it’ll make you feel so much better.

Pregnancy + Oils

pregnancy and oils

YL is HUGE in prenatal care. I have been so, so thankful for my oils to help support my body while it’s working hard to create a child. There’s a lot out there when it comes to what is and isn’t recommended during pregnancy. You are the keeper of your body so you should do what makes you feel comfortable and create your own regimen. This is mine. I make my decisions based on science backed articles discussing Young Living oils specifically and only. We all know that essential oils vary greatly between companies, so please, please please do not use oils you got from amazon, the grocery store or the mall, it really wouldn’t be applicable to the quality of oils we get from Young Living and not even remotely as safe.

Progessence Plus: Okay, I love this. Grabbed this to use for hormone support especially for us trying to get pregnant. This is to be use as you are trying to conceive and throughout your first trimester as the combination of high estrogen and progesterone levels suppress further ovulation during pregnancy, (preventing miscarriage). Progesterone is a female hormone important for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. If a pregnancy occurs, progesterone is produced in the placenta, and levels remain elevated throughout the pregnancy. The  Progesterone also encourages the growth of milk-producing glands in the breast during pregnancy. Use through first trimester may increase your nausea, headaches and moodiness but it is well worth it to have that support.

CBD: I love CBD, it has changed my anxious life. Many are unsure about taking it during pregnancy and while BF – do your own research and do what you feel comfy with. I will remain ingesting and applying CBD when I get pregnant again. (I didn’t know about CBD with JJ)
Lemon, Digize + Gentle Baby (Heartburn): Dilute Gentle baby and rub along your neck. Dilute Lemon on your breastbone.

Lavender, Peace + Calming II, Frankincense: Diffuse, rub, inhale. Drop of lavender on your wrists and collarbone. Drop of any of the oils above on the bottoms of your feet an hour before bed.

Spearmint and Aromaease (nausea): For those blessed with first trimester nausea, rub a few drops over your liver, sniff it, diffuse it. Ningxia and Super B were my game changers when it came to nausea.

Claraderm Spray: To soothe your vajeen area, sorry if TMI but 15 lbs of baby pressing on your parts does not feel good! This stuff also helps prepare your lady parts for birth, strengthening your downstairs to prevent tearing. Start spraying at 33 weeks a few times a day.

Clary Sage: Have this on deck for around your due date. This helps regulate contractions naturally. If you are late, this is a natural way to get the baby moving along. Diffuse during labor!

Body Butter: I made this for myself and my best gal through her pregnancy. Shae butter, cocoa butter, jojoba, frank, lav, and gentle baby to prevent cellulite and to soothe your baby all at the same time. All of these oils are great for your babe so rub away every single night.

NINGXIA. Cannot say enough about drinking Ningxia every damn day. Packed with nutrients and antioxidants to give you natural energy. Personally, I am not completely done drinking coffee, but I had to cut down my intake. Ningxia really helped me make it through while I was nauseous. SO good for you and the baby.

White Angelica + Valor: Emotions. Hormones. A lot of it during pregnancy and White Angelica keeps me so grounded. Diffused for sleep or during a bath or whenever!

Mineral Essence: drops in your tea at night. Crucial for our bodies in this time. Has a yucky taste but I played with it and found its best with hot tea at night.

Peppermint (headaches + nausea): This one is on the “use cautiously” during pregnancy list but I am so thankful for it! When an oil is on this list, it’s important to look at WHY it is there. Peppermint, when rubbed on the belly *can* flip the baby. Okay, so I’m not rubbing a bottle of peppermint on my belly every night, because, well why would I do that? When my hormone headache occurs, I rub pep on my temples and neck and instant relief!

Slique Bar (Tropical Berry Crunch): You might not be able to eat most things or any things EXCEPT for carbs. I was able to get these bars down, I actually looked forward to eating them. Your sweet tooth will be in full force so the little bit of chocolate in this really does the trick.

Einkorn Granola: Another snack you might be able to get down that is actually beneficial for you and your baby boo’s health. Add to some organic granola or munch on it alone! Me and my husband cannot get enough of this stuff.

Seedlings Line: Start stocking up now! Honestly knowing all of the chemicals in baby products (lotions, etc.) I won’t use anything but YL products on my kids. Super affordable, all last forever and can be diluted to last even beyond that.

Sheerlume: This is for the dark spots, also known as Melasma, that you tend to get on your face during pregnancy. This stuff is WILD. Works almost instantly.

Prenatal Supplements

VitaFusion Prenatal Gummies: Amazon! I get them shipped monthly and they’re cheap as dirt. Satisfies my sweet tooth craving as well. Conventional prenatals such as these don’t take into account that you are an individual and have different needs. This is where YL comes in. UPDATE: Trimester 3 and I am so over taking these.

Super B: You are going to be extremely fatigued so these are amazing support for drowsiness and nausea. Unfortunately, B vitamins are not stored in the body and they must be replenished daily. For pregnancy, you should insist on folate vs folic acid in your prenatal wellness regimen for the absolute best your babe can get and this supplement has just that.

Super Cal: Contains all of the calcium and minerals your baby needs to develop their teensy bones and teeth. How friggin cute. This supplement is amazing for the integrity and structure of your bones and teeth as well!

Super C:  All the vitamin C! Our immune systems are suppressed during pregnancy and I love having this supplement to keep me above the wellness line, free from the nasty headcold. You aren’t able to take antibiotics when you are sick so Super C it up!

Inner Defense: This is my everyday immunity supplement because you really can’t take much when you are pregnant so basically I am making my immune system a brick house. Now many do not take this every single day but I definitely am during this pregnancy. I mean let’s face it, I probably will forever.

Multigreens: You and your babe need your daily source of greens in this bioactive sea vegetable energy source for vitality. The combination of bee pollen and essential oil blend helps to increase assimilation of the nutrients with an excellent choline source for energy production. Some people dump 2-3 of these capsules in their morning smoothie.

Life 9: Pregnancy = irregular BM’s.Take this guy at night!Life 9 is a proprietary, high-potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from nine beneficial bacteria strains. You see, there are microbes in the lower intestinal tract that help us digest food, fight harmful bacteria, and regulate the immune system. But sometimes an imbalance of microbes occurs, leading to running to the bathroom… if you get my drift … and other health problems.

Olive Essentials: Heart health and overall well being. Each capsule of Olive Essentials has as much hydroxytyrosol as a liter of extra virgin olive oil, delivering a concentrated amount of this invaluable compound.

Illumineyes: So what they don’t tell you is that pregnancy leaves you blind. This capsule supports your eyes and skin with the powerful ingredients featuring lutein and zeaxanthin. Yhis proprietary formula helps reduce eye strain, protects eyes from damaging blue light, and maintains vibrant skin. IlluminEyes can also help support your eye health in the long-term—vitamins A and C both have properties that may help reduce eye health deterioration commonly related to age.

ImmuPro: Idk about you but I am doing whatever I can to avoid any illness going around. Seriously, carrying a child is enough effort in itself. These chewy tablets not only keep you above the wellness line, they’re BOMB for sleep. Take these at night because they deliver melatonin which encourages restful sleep by promoting the body’s natural sleep rhythm.

The Receiving End of Addiction

  I feel terrible for those who suffer from addiction. I think it is such a terribly sad and painful thing to go through and my heart breaks for those who have to walk that road every single day. I wish addiction wasn’t a thing. My heart also breaks for people like me as well. […]



I feel terrible for those who suffer from addiction. I think it is such a terribly sad and painful thing to go through and my heart breaks for those who have to walk that road every single day. I wish addiction wasn’t a thing.

My heart also breaks for people like me as well. Those who have to walk a road without a brother, sister, mom, dad, cousin, best friend, etc. I could go on and on because everyone is touched by addiction in some way no matter how close to home it is. I will say that the closer to home it is, the more it hurts. The addict might be somewhere far away, still managing to cause you panic, fear and anxiety or the addict could be in your very own home just not present because of the substance abuse. No matter where he/she is, you will still think about them every single day. Worry about them on the reg. The worst part is, you are the one feeling everything. The addict is numb. The addict doesn’t give a fuck because the only thing that consumes their mind is themselves. You know it isn’t who they really are which makes you sad, lonely, and helpless. Not being able to sleep because you are not sure where the addict is ruins your whole next day (sometimes week). You’ll probably find yourself driving around town to locate the addict and make sure he/she is still alive. Haven’t received a text back in days … is he/she dead? Are they alone somewhere? Is it my fault he/she relapsed?

This to me is where the inner conflict comes in. You want to grab them and punch them in the face but you know this isn’t really them. “Do you know what you are doing to me???!” This is not your dad. This is not your brother. Your mom would never do this if she was sober. How can we abandon someone we love? When is enough, enough? How many chances can I give before I throw in the towel and cut this person off? I honestly do not know the answers. I really wish I did but I don’t think there are any. I attend Al-Anon often which helps me out a ton. I also go to therapy. It helps me to realize that there really isn’t a right or wrong way to handle the addict and the terrible sleepless nights, the tears, the pain and anxiety that come along with it. I wanted to scream when I learned that. My mind is so black and white/matter of fact that I really wanted someone to tell me exactly how to handle this. I wanted someone to tell me it is okay to not answer this persons phone call. There are times I find myself irritated that I even have to go to Al-Anon or therapy because of this person. The truth is, everyone has their own ways of handling this nightmare.

Through all of these tangled emotions that come along with addiction, please don’t forget yourself.

While we want to give all that we can we have to leave some for ourselves. You have to protect yourself. I am currently pregnant making some pretty tough decisions that are good for me and my baby. Becoming a mom has changed my whole way of thinking and I think it has hardened me a bit to the bullshit life (and people) brings. Life is short and I think my standards have heightened. If something is causing me anxiety/depression it has to go. No matter who/what it is. Again, these decisions are not easy but I make them to protect myself and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. I wish so badly that things were different but they aren’t and life isn’t perfect. I have given a lot. So, so much. I feel like it’s time to give back to me. This is how I feel today and I might not feel this way tomorrow or even next year but right now I am going with it.

The Oily (get you summer ready) Cleanse

beach body

Summer is around the corner and although I’ll have a beachball for a belly, I still want to maintain my figure as I have been “trying to” all winter. Obviously eating clean and exercising is the formula for a tight beach bod (sucks but it’s true). However, many of us are not where we want to be right now and here’s what I got for ya. Peep the cellulite scrub for those who have been going to town this winter. Go head ladies, nothing wrong with that baby!

Cleansing Capsules.

  • 3 drops peppermint/curbs sugar cravings
  • 3 drops grapefruit/supprts your metabolism
  • 3 drops lemon/helps to detoxify
  • Fill the rest of the capsule with a carrier oil of your choice.
  • Prepare in bulk, then freeze. Take 2 a day for 2 weeks.

Cleansing Beverage.

  • 3 drops peppermint/curbs sugar cravings
  • 3 drops grapefruit/supprts your metabolism
  • 3 drops lemon/helps to detoxify
  • Drop oils into 8 oz glass of water and drink twice a day.

Slique Tea.

  • A product of YL I came to love.
  • Contains polyphenols, which may be useful as part of a guilt-free weight-management regimen when combined with a healthy diet and physical activity. This unique blend is enhanced with 100% pure therapeutic grade Frankincense powder.
  • Bring 8 ounces of water to a rolling boil, let cool for 3½ minutes. Place one pouch in a cup, mug, or filter and add water. Steep for at least 3 minutes. Add your favorite Young Living essential oils as desired. Use daily before and after workouts, with meals, or any time you need a natural boost.

Coffee Cellulite Scrub. [Coffee scrubs exfoliate your skin your skin and stimulate blood circulation and lymph flow, while the caffeine has a tightening effect. Grapefruit EO contains large amounts of enzyme bromelain, which helps to break down the cellulite.]

  • 10 grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup of raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup coffee grounds (more if you wish, but it’s strong)
  • 3 table spoons of coconut oil


My First Trimester. Though beautiful, not exactly rainbows and daisies.

baby 2


In fact, it was terrible. I’ll say it.

Please, please, please keep in mind that every single pregnancy is different and absolutely everyone has their own experiences, thoughts and feelings. I just want to share mine so that those who are going through it don’t feel so alone.

So I had a wine + oils night at my house (shocker) on January 24th and called mags before to tell her my body is acting strange and I know my body pretty friggin well. Bring a pregnancy test when you come over tonight. I’m not going to take it until Tuesday because I’m not even late and I don’t want to waste your test. Everyone leaves and after 3 glasses of red, I pour my last one out knowing damn well that it was going to be my last for a very long time. Went upstairs, took the test and almost fell off the can.

Emotions. I was so unbelievably excited I woke Jerry up (12:30am to be exact, poor dude) and he is like hold up I thought you were getting your period (TMI). I had every single symptom, so I did as well, hence why I almost fell off the pisser. This is also why we bought puppy Joe off Bob the bartender after a Sunday day load at Cuddys Brookline. Now I had a puppo and a human on the way. Did not sleep a single wink that night. So many thoughts and emotions, not an oil in the world could help me.

“Omg I am SO grateful, this is unreal. I guess I’ll tell my mom? Is it too early? Wow. Do I take another test? Could it be wrong? Like holy smokes. Jerry goes right back to sleep. I do not sleep a wink. Cried the whole next day because I was so happy/emotional/overtired.

Shell shock. This being my first pregnancy, I think what you don’t factor in is how much your life will change when you actually do get pregnant. My world was just flipped upside down with joy, gratitude, so much love, all the tears and fear. It’s like breaking up with your past life, which I was totally ready for but not at the same time if that makes sense.

There’s the whole, your life was a big party and social events aren’t exactly ideal anymore (I’ll say it). Social events in the first trimester when you are trying to keep it a secret and not throw up are crippling to say the least. It was my birthday weekend so I had all the dinners that could ever be planned so that was fun. Especially if you are sick and tired like I was. I could barely eat or keep my eyes open. My patience was nonexistent. Scratch that, it was in the negatives. The “morning sickness” was actually “all day sickness”. I didn’t even like to be around me. I would literally sit in my car and cry because I was so frustrated at how I felt and I didn’t want to be dramatic about it – as if crying in my car wasn’t dramatic enough. It truly was like waking up every single morning with a stomach bug sprinkled with the flu with a food poison cherry on top. Every single day. For about 2.5 months. Couldn’t use or smell any of my oils. Super B and Ningxia became the only things I could take down and not want die after. Carbs were cool.

My mom never experienced this illness so she was like “omg get over yourself”. Jerry didn’t get it so I started to feel alone and hated myself for not being this glowing pregnant woman skipping around and whistling. Please reread that. Your partner is not going to get it and it is not their fault. They aren’t the one going through these hormonal, body and life changes. That was the toughest for me to swallow because I always have had such an easy time expressing my emotions to loved ones that when both my mom and Jerry didn’t get it I felt so alone. Am I going mad? Thank God for mags. I called her after an exhausting dinner and was like dude what is wrong with me??? She brought me back down to earth real quick.

Don’t get me wrong, there wasn’t a day that went by that I wasn’t SO grateful and in love with my baby, the connection for me was instant. It was just really hard to even think about that when the only symptoms you have are nausea, fatigue, sore tits and severe mood swings. I was no longer in control of my body and emotions.

All worth it. The 8-week appointment was incredible, it became real. Of course you have the whole “what if there’s nothing in there” anxiety chat with yourself because if you say it out loud people think you’re insane. The heartbeat had me sobbing until the minute I pulled back into work. We were like wow this is a true miracle. God has seriously blessed us. How can we be so lucky? My best friend is literally living in my stomach.

So what I want to say is that the hunnies going through it right now, I get you. If you don’t feel good you don’t feel good. It is OK to let yourself get a little frustrated. Our feelings are very important. They count. They matter. Feel it and don’t feel bad about it. I’m not saying walk around hissing at people because you can’t eat let alone smell food because that’s just mean. Just keep pushing through and reminding yourself that the second trimester is euphoric (for most, sorry for those who have sickness the whole 9 months, you literally deserve a friggin holiday dedicated to you) and you are taking part in a miracle. Not many can say that. I am in the second trimester now and it really is all they say. This crazy, hormonal journey is so, so worth it. I never feel alone and I think about him/her all the time. I truly cannot wait to hold this babe and teach him/her that they can literally do and be anything that they want. The world is yours baby M.