30 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

Weight loss final

I have seen so many people have success using lemon and peppermint to assist in their weight loss, so instead of doing it on my own, I decided to organize a challenge!  Who’s with me?

Young Living Oils support your bodies digestive, cleansing and detox functions.

To get your oils and capsules, let me know by Friday, May 30th @10pm, so that I can get them ordered and on their way to us.  If you do not live in the Kansas City area, there will be an extra $5 for packing and shipping.

We will begin our challenge together on June 9th!  We will have a support page to share with each other, and it will also have other helpful tips on there.

How do you take the oils you say?  Well, here’s the plan…

First:  Open an empty vegetable capsule.

Second: Add 4 drops lemon essential oil.

Third: Add 4 drops peppermint essential oil.

Fourth: Fill it the rest of the way with your favorite carrier oil (can be optional)

Fifth:  Snap on the top, give it a shake, and take it down with a full glass of water

You’ll want to do this first thing in the morning and then a second capsule at lunch or in the afternoon when you are trying to fight some unwanted snack time hunger.

We can totally do this TOGETHER!  Please post on the blog page or message me for more information.  emcleod44@gmail.com

*these oils are meant to assist us in our weight loss.  Lemon is detoxifying, and Peppermint helps to curb appetite.  Please eat a normal, well balanced diet and drink LOTS of water while doing this challenge.

Hayfever got me…for a little while




Yesterday I woke up feeling my allergies come at me full force.  Because of the allergy bomb*, I haven’t had really any allergy problems to speak of so far this season.  (which is SO amazing!)  I got up and took my allergy bomb like normal and we headed out to a friends’ farm.  About half way through our drive I wasn’t feeling any relief, so I decided to apply some oils topically because I knew we would be outside all day.  I put lavender on my nose and around my eyes, lemon behind my ears, and applied some breathe again roll-on.  I was able to get some relief from my itchy/ watery eyes, and my head wasn’t feeling so foggy, but I could not get my nose to stop running ALL…DAY…LONG!

By late evening I was SO miserable I was worried I was getting sick.  In the past, my allergies have given me sinus infections quite regularly, and have even turned into summer bronchitis on occasion.  I knew that I did NOT have time for that, so I looked in my handy dandy oily Pocket Reference under “Hayfever”.  I had remembered a friend mentioning to do this if ever the allergy bomb wasn’t helping, so I knew what to look under.  I read through all the suggestions, and found my LEAST favorite oil was to be my saving grace for this terrible situation.

You don’t understand…me and Di-Gize…we don’t get along!  First of all, I can not STAND the smell!  It REEKS of black licorice, and although some of you out there may love the stuff, I do NOT.  Second, every time I have used it when constipated or tummy sick, I have ended up in the bathroom immediately after just 2 or 3 drops.  This suggestion was telling me to take TWO CAPSULES FULL of Di-Gize!  (that’s about 30 drops)

I stood there for a moment, collected myself, and said a prayer…if this was going to help me feel better, well, I was gonna try it no matter what the consequences may be!  (thinking a good visit to the bathroom would be in my near future)

So I did it, I took the 2 capsules full and I waited…and waited…

An hour later I realized I had not ended up in the bathroom, and better than that, ALL my allergy symptoms were GONE!  Yes, GONE! I couldn’t believe it, my “hippy oils” that so many make fun of me for came through again!  Not only was it so HUGE for me to feel better, it also showed me that somehow these awesome essential oils that God designed and gave us just “know what to do”.  Somehow when it needs to get the “sickies” out of me, it sends me to the toilet…and then on the other hand I can take 10 times the amount I usually do,and feel COMPLETELY relieved of my allergies!  SO AMAZING!

So, What’s in Di-Gize?  you say…  It contains 8 different oils to make it a blend and they are: tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise, and patchouli.  I find it so interesting that a blend that is constructed to aid in digestion problems can also help fix my allergy symptoms!

I am SO very thankful I was introduced to Young Living Oils!  If you’d like more info about them, check out my Oils 101 tab or contact me for more information.  I would love to help everyone get these oils in their hands and begin healing and living more naturally!



*the allergy bomb is 4 drops each lavender, lemon, and peppermint in a capsule.



From Disastrous Mess to a lot Less Stress…

Today, I took on the ENORMOUS challenge of cleaning and organizing the room of my oldest two children. (ages 7 & 4) Their room has been a disaster zone for weeks with no time to get it cleaned up, and such a mess that it’s been too overwhelming for them to even start! Generally this process involves LOTS of lost patience, LOTS of fit throwing from the 4 year old, and LOTS of yelling. Today I decided that maybe, just maybe, oils could come to our rescue! The kids were a little slow to get going this morning, so I decided to put a drop of Young Living En-R-Gee on their wrists, as well as diffuse some drops in our awesome diffuser. Then I rolled some Young Living Stress Away on my neck.

En-R-Geestress away

En-R-Gee contains:

  • Rosemary- to energize and reduce mental fatigue
  • Juniper- to improve circulation & aid in detoxifying
  • Lemongrass- to help ignite the lymphatic system & lift spirits
  • Nutmeg- to support adrenal gland for increased energy
  • Balsam Fir- to create feelings of empowerment
  • Clove- to help with memory and overcome fatigue
  • Black Pepper- to stimulate endocrine system & increase energy

Stress-Away contains:

  • Lime- to focus on present moment
  • Ocotea- to balance blood pressure
  • Cedarwood- to calm the mind
  • Lavender- to calm the body
  • Copaiba- to manage pain
  • Vanilla- for it’s sweet smell


I’m not gonna lie, it seemed to take ALL DAY to get their room clean. (ok, not really, but it was awhile…we even had to break for lunch) But, as I sit here tonight, I’m writing this to share with you because I realized that my 4 year old only threw ONE fit!  And I made it through the entire process only losing my patience ONCE! I’m really amazed! I am honestly still very skeptical about the “mood oils”, from what some would call my “hippie oils”, but when they work…I just have to share! It is SO exciting to me to WATCH these oils make a difference in our life and our home! #yloilsrock

If you’d like to learn more about how to get these oils, or more about Young Living, please feel free to message or contact me.