Many of us want more Joy in our lives, I know I do!  I feel like many things in my life bring me joy, so I wondered how a tiny little oil bottle that said Joy on it could bring any to me…

I’m a real skeptic of the “mood oils”.  They have great names like Joy, En-R-Gee, Stress-away, Believe, Grounding and Motivation…just to name a few!  I didn’t really understand how they could work to help, change or improve my mood.

Joy was an oil that I received when I purchased my premium starter kit and signed up for my wholesale discount.  I REALLY didn’t like how it smelled when I opened the bottle, so I put it away in my little oil bag, and there it sat for months.  The aroma was powerful, and I didn’t like it, so I never used it and really didn’t think it could help me in any way.

Well, a friend shared a story about how her cranky 18 month old was having a hard time riding in the car after they’d been driving for quite a few hours.  They were on a road trip, so there really wasn’t any other choice but for her to be grumpy.  My friend decided to try putting Joy on the bottoms of her daughter’s feet to see if it would help her.  She said it was amazing, completely changed her mood, and they made it another hour and a half down the road before they had to stop for bathroom breaks for the other kids.

A week or so later my youngest (11 months at the time) was very cranky when we were at a restaurant with friends.  I decided to try out this Joy oil and see if it could work for him.  I put one drop on his feet and rubbed it in.  IT WAS AMAZING!  His mood changed shortly after that, he made it until it was time for lunch, ate his food, and then played with the other kids for a bit before time to leave.

I was hooked!  I started using Joy oil on myself when I felt grouchy or when I was being short with my children.  I noticed it really helped and would turn my grouchy day around and help my temper with my children because it uplifted my mood.  It helps many people with depression and anxiety, and just helps to raise your frequency to a higher level.

Also, I started diffusing it!  Which let me tell you, makes it smell TONS better than straight out of the bottle.

This beautiful blend produces a magnetic energy that brings joy to the heart, mind, and soul.  It inspires romance and helps overcome deep-seated grief and depression.  The ingredients in this blend of oil are:  Rose, Bergamot, Mandarin, Ylang ylang, Lemon, Geranium, Jasmine, Palmarosa, Roman Chamomile, and Rosewood.  Each oil has a specific job to help bring joy to your heart and mind.  Rose has the highest frequency among essential oils.  It creates a sense of balance, harmony, and well-being and elevates the mind.  Bergamot balances hormones, calms emotions, and relieves anxiety, stress, and tension.  Mandarin is appeasing, gentle, and promotes happiness.  It combats insomnia, stress, and irritability.  Ylang ylang increases relaxation; balances male and female energies and restores confidence and equilibrium.  Lemon is invigoration and can boost immunity and reduce depression.  Geranium stimulates the nerves nd helps release negative memories so that joy can be attained.  Jasmine exudes an exquisite fragrance that revitalizes spirits and brings feelings of love, support, and joy.  It is used to relieve sorrow, depression, and nervous exhaustion.  Palmarosa enhances both the nervous and cardiovascular systems and brings about a feeling of security.  Roman Chamomile combats restlessness, tension, and insomnia.  It releases mental blocks and purges toxins from the liver where anger is stored.  Rosewood is high in linalool, which has a relaxing, empowering effect and gives a feeling of being grounded, stable, and strong.

Joy oil definitely isn’t a fix all, and I have to admit, it doesn’t have these amazing results every single time.  But it does help!

If you want to learn even more about Essential Oils, please click on the Oils 101 tab and listen to the class.  If you’d like to begin your oil journey, please feel free to contact me, and we will get you started!

(information about each oil is taken from the Essential Oils Pocket Reference 5th Edition by Life Science Publishers)

“Ninja Juice” kicks it into high gear!



This stuff right here…this NingXia Red stuff…I just have to say IT IS AMAZING!  My kids call it “ninja juice” and I think that name is quite fitting.  

I began two weeks ago with a NingXia Red 30 day challenge, and I have begun to notice that my energy level has rocketed to a whole new level.  It didn’t happen overnight for me, and it wasn’t some miracle change, but I used to want to always fall asleep around 2pm everyday.  Now I am able to get so much more done in the afternoon because I don’t hit that slump.  


One of the biggest changes in my body I noticed was that my hand no longer hurts.  I injured my hand by falling on some ice back in February, and I’ve been dealing with annoying pain from it ever since!  It wasn’t excruciating, just bad enough to not open jars by myself, have a terrible grip and drop things often, and just generally be bothered by it.  Now I am experiencing very little pain, and have been able to open jars with no problem!  It amazed me!

If you would like more info on NingXia Red and how to get some, just shoot me a message, I’d love to help you!  Give it a try, what have you got to lose?  

Get Back On The Horse




Back in April we went to visit one of my very best friends at her farm.  My children LOVE going there and playing with her children, as well as riding the horses.  It had been quite awhile since they had ridden horses, so I had completely forgotten about O’s horse allergy.  (When he was tested at the allergist, the nurse told me to keep Benadryl on hand when visiting a farm because his reaction was quite severe.)

So he gets on the pony and immediately starts sneezing profusely.  So much that he ends up startling the pony and gets thrown off. (no worries, it’s a short pony and Owen actually landed on his feet!)  He then walks back over to the sandbox and continues to sneeze over and over.  Then I notice that his breathing is getting faster and his face is changing color.  I begin to panic a little realizing that I had no Benadryl with me and no inhaler (not a proud mommy moment).  In my moment of panic I grab my Young Living Lavender Essential Oil.  I rub drops of oil all over his neck and cheeks.  Within minutes his breathing and face start to go back to normal and his sneezing stops.  About 5 minutes later, he is back to normal and ready to get back on the pony!  He was able to ride with no more issues!
owen horse allergyYoung Living Essential Oils have been life changing for our family.  Shoot me a message if you are ready to change and start this oily journey.  Or sign up to get your own starter kit using the link below and I’ll send you an awesome welcome bag!  (worth $40 retail)