Last night, I had the honor of teaching an online class to over 800 women on ways in which the gift of essential oils can be used to enhance, restore, and inspire couples in one of the holiest places in the world…the marriage bed. While I was focused on interacting with this amazing group of ladies, The Common Scents Team hit Crown Diamond! Wow!

When March began, I had no idea whether or not we would actually hit our goals this month—it all seemed like a bit of a long shot, but we knew that if God wanted it to happen, nothing would get in His way. And, with such an amazing group of teams behind us…well, we were eager to see what God would do.

Some of the Common Scents Team in the hot springs at Young Living’s Beauty School 2016

We also knew that our whole team was on board! I can’t fully express to you just how much it meant to us to see so many precious team members—some, we’ve only ever “met” online—rallying around us in such an amazing group effort! The teams within teams uniting their own groups in a giant collective, online pep rally! Again, wow!

Thank you to all of the teams within our Common Scents Organization…because this really is about you! I won’t name each of you and your awesome teams, and risk leaving someone out, but please know that we recognize, love, and appreciate each of you, and we cherish your friendship and your efforts! Thank you!

Stacy McDonald and Kim Prather planting at the farm…in anticipation of explosive GROWTH!

We could not believe the number of Common Scents Team members who ranked up this month! Stars, Senior Stars, Executives, Silvers, Golds, Platinums, and even our newest Diamond!

I was in tears off and on, as the blur of the evening celebration carried on past midnight last night. The excitement, the texts, the encouragement, the FB posts, the cheering, the phone calls! Seriously! Like a virtual YL version of Facing the Giants! Pull together and you just never know what God will do!

Some of the McDonald Clan at convention in 2016

It all started back in 2010 when Tony Tosti, a precious family friend, one of the most knowledgeable and tenacious essential oil advocates of all time, enrolled me in Young Living. I was absolutely not interested in making Young Living a business. But I was passionate about equipping women to take care of their own health, and the health of their own families.

Thank you, Tony (and Suzy) for overlooking my naivety, for convincing me of the reality of Young Living’s Seed to Seal difference, and for teaching me how “the good stuff” (as opposed to what I was previously using) actually WORKS!

See My Life After Exhaustion

Though I was adamant about not wanting “to make Young Living a business,” (See The Accidental Paycheck) God had other plans in mind for our family; and, once my husband got on board and added his gifts of strategy and business inspiration, things started to take off! Still, we had a lot of questions and limited direction on how network marketing worked. Though we often spent those early days re-inventing the wheel, it helped us to better understand the needs of our new business builders.

A relaxing dinner with Marcella Vonn Harting and her husband, Jim at the 2016 Diamond Retreat in Hawaii

Then, soon before achieving the rank of Gold, we contacted our Royal Crown Diamond, Marcella Vonn Harting. I totally connected with her edifying, no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is, YOU-CAN-DO-THIS-YOURSELF approach! And this was a turning point for us –the season when we realized this could really be huge! Since then, Marcella has continued to be an inspiring and encouraging wealth of wisdom and support! Thank you, Marcella, for believing in us!

In addition to our upline leaders, our Common Scents teams-within-teams, and our own amazingly supportive family members, we also have fantastic crossline friends to thank! With encouragement, resource sharing, brainstorming sessions, and the list goes on – the way the Young Living family selflessly supports one another is downright inspiring!

So, I woke up this morning with a full heart and with thanksgiving on my lips. I looked over at James, who must have been having the same thoughts. We are both so overwhelmed with gratitude. God’s grace and blessing in our lives has been staggering, and we are so honored for the opportunity to continue to extend that blessing to those He puts in our path. To God be the glory!

By His Grace and for His Glory,

 

Stacy McDonald

See Your Abundant Family

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Whoa baby! If you’ve never experienced the intoxicating scent of pure rose essential oil, you have something amazing to look forward to! Rose (Rosa damascena) has a delicious, floral, and uplifting fragrance that stimulates feelings of romance and confidence!

Aromatherapy. Essence oil. Spa treatment Beauty Spa treatment. Bowl of water with red rose petals
Considered the “Queen of Essential Oils,” rose oil has been treasured and used for well over a thousand years in beauty treatments, as an aphrodisiac, and for emotional tranquility. Cleopatra used obscene amounts of rose essential oil (as well as jasmine) to allure the men she wanted to attract. I don’t recommend this, by the way, unless, of course, it’s hubby!

Rose oil has the highest frequency of all essential oils, and an ORAC value of 1,604,248! Do your research – this oil is used for way more than feeling frisky!

Damascus Roses are the preferred variety because they have the most intense aroma and highest oil content.

People normally think rose oil is outrageously expensive (and it is one of the most expensive and popular oils on the planet), but did you know that it takes around 60 roses to create a single drop of rose essential oil?
That’s just under 5 dozen roses! So, it takes 10,000 roses per one 5 ml bottle! Imagine if your husband brought you 833 dozen roses for your anniversary! Wow! Wouldn’t you much rather have the intoxicating scent of all those roses captured in one little bottle to use all year long than a bouquet that will wilt and die in a few days? Well, why not?
Closeup of bottle with rose essential oil with falling leaves on wooden background.Trust me, you’ll be hooked!

CLICK HERE to see my how-to video on making your own tub tea at home! You could even add a single drop of rose to the tea bag! Imagine, bathing with 5 dozen roses!

Yes, please.

Beauty Serum

1/2 oz sunflower seed or coconut oil
3 drops frankincense
2 drops myrrh
1 drop rose

Other uses:

  • Apply directly to skin to help moisturize and support the appearance of healthy, youthful-looking skin.
  • Add a few drops to your favorite facial cream for added moisture.
  • Diffuse in your home or bathroom for a spa-like setting and a fresh, soothing aroma.
  • Combine with carrier oil for a relaxing, indulgent massage.Healthy marine bath salts rich in minerals mixed with dried aromatic rose petals for a luxury bath treatment at a spa
  • Place a few drops in your shampoo or conditioner for a floral scent and additional moisturizing properties.

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Emotional bonding, relationship healing, phenols, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, cell memory, receptor sites, oxytocin, the amygdala…how might all these things be related? We are truly fearfully and wonderfully made! The limbic system in the brain supports many brain functions we take for granted: adrenaline stimulation, behavior, motivation, olfaction (sense of smell), and long term memory.

This intricate system, which also influences our autonomic nervous system (heartbeat, breathing, digestive process etc.) and endocrine system (sexual function, hormones, sleep, etc.) is a complex and powerful part of our overall creation!

If you get nothing else from this article, I pray you get this: Emotions affect us physically; so, if you want to be truly healthy, don’t minimize the importance of healthy relationships and emotions!

The first person a child bonds with is ideally his/her mother. Even our experiences in the womb uniquely bond us to the woman who conceived us.

I am enjoying my study on human bonding and how essential oils can be an amazing tool for those searching for answers! Did you know that sesquiterpenes are thought to “delete” garbled information in cellular memory, and that monoterpenes are thought to “reprogram” it? Fascinating stuff!

Be sure to check out the handy chart below that lists a few good “bonding oils” that are high in sesquiterpenes, as well as those high in monoterpenes.

Scents play a powerful role in memories, especially emotional memories. Olfactory input is routed through your amygdala and hippocampus (which process emotion)…” – Dr. Mercola

The first person a child bonds with is ideally his/her mother. Even our experiences in the womb uniquely bond us to the woman who conceived us. The bonding experience continues when a mother nurses, cuddles, and nurtures her little one.

All the senses are engaged. The eye-contact, sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and especially touch involved during this period are all tools God uses to grow a connected child. And because of the way the limbic systems works, the sense of smell can lock it all into the cellular memory.

Healthy bonding with those who God places closest to us is a huge part of what makes us whole. But did you know there are actually physiological changes that take place in the brain? And since essential oils pass through the blood brain barrier, this could be huge in the quest to enhance healthy relationships!

Maybe you didn’t bond well as a child. It’s not too late! God talked about the importance of human connection way back in Genesis. In fact, the very first time God said something was “not good,” was when He referred to a man being alone (Genesis 2:18)! So, human bonding was established as crucial at Creation!

And, since oxytocin, the bonding hormone that scientists agree is the “super glue” of relationship bonding, is released in major amounts during sexual climax (marriage) and childbirth and breast feeding (babies), itwould seem that God had a very specific goal of binding families together in a special way.

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave [cling, fasten, stick, bond] unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” Genesis 2:24

While I’m still in the midst of my study, I thought I’d share a few thoughts (and oil suggestions) to get you started. I’ve  listed below my favorite (so far), tried and true “bonding oils”, but keep a look out for my future workbook where I’ll share some practical bonding exercises that may help you and your family to develop stronger, healthier, bonded relationships!

Human Bonding and Essential Oils from James and Stacy McDonald on Vimeo.

Suggested Bonding Oils*

 

Essential Oils High in Sesquiterpenes Essential Oils High in Monoterpenes Suggested Bonding Blends
Cedarwood Frankincense Brain Power
Sandalwood Grapefruit Three Wise Men
Myrrh Tangerine Transformation
Vetiver Balsam Fir Inner Child
Black Pepper Angelica Present Time
Patchouli Orange Exodus II
Blue Cypress Cypress Sara
German Chamomile Northern Lights Black Spruce White Angelica
Copaiba Black Pepper Surrender
Ginger Bergamot Acceptance
Onycha Neroli Feelings Kit
Hong Kuai Rose of Sharon Release
Galbanum Fennel Sensation
Myrtle Juniper Sacred Mountain
Clary Sage Blue Spruce Harmony

 

Try blending these together:

Frankincense and Bergamot
Sandalwood, Black pepper, and Bergamot
Myrrh and Neroli
Vetiver and Orange
Cedarwood and Tangerine
German Chamomile and Neroli
Sandalwood and Rose of Sharon
Copaiba and Blue Spruce

 

*Be sure to remember that spicy oils should be diluted, and most any essential oil should be diluted when used on young children

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

When your husband says, “Honey, it looks like you had a difficult day; what can I do to help you relax?” Hand him this recipe with a little wink!

And of course, when he walks in the door after a long, hard day at work, remember your home is his refuge. Now you can make it his spa too!

Soothing Massage Oil

2 oz. sweet almond oil (olive oil works too)

6 drops ylang ylang

4 drops geranium

4 drops sandalwood

1 drop black pepper

Pour carrier oil into a clean, dark glass bottle. Add essential oils. Gently shake to blend before each use.

 

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.


None of the statements in this article have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Grumpy mommies train grumpy kids. When we feel run down, it’s very difficult to have a cheerful, energetic attitude; and, as unfair as it seems, it will affect those you care for and train.

In addition, a moody mama is going to find it difficult (if not downright impossible!) to stay on top of the housework, to consistently train the children (without losing it), and to keep a productive, industrious household. Ask me how I know.

Emergency Mode

A few years ago, I found myself realizing that our family had been under well over a year of constant, major stress. We had remained on emergency mode non-stop, running four full time businesses (tea room, gift shop, online bookstore, and publishing an international magazine). In addition, we traveled around the country with our children, speaking at homeschool conferences, all while writing books, having babies, and pastoring a church (yes, this tends to be a family venture).

This was all supposed to be temporary (until we could hire more help); but, until we moved from Houston to Illinois and sold the businesses, things just seemed to get more and more out of control and consuming.

Fight or Flight

We had too much going on, with very little rest or focus on our health. Are you familiar with the fight or flight response? It’s a response mechanism that God gave us to help us to escape danger. Our brain produces a rush of adrenaline, we get a blast of energy, and all our senses go into overdrive. Which is good if you’re trying to run from a bear, but we’re not meant to live in emergency mode non-stop. This stresses our adrenals, and messes with our endocrine system as a whole.

Because of the snowball effect of constant stress, I had no energy, I was moody, and everything seemed to be going wrong. I thought it was just age and that was just how life was going to be; I didn’t realize it didn’t have to stay that way.

All the body systems work synergistically; so, when one thing is off, it affects everything else. That’s why it’s important to do what we can to keep our body at optimum health.

Years later, even after the crazy-life began to slowly dissipate, what I discovered was that my body had already suffered the consequences. The damage was done and it was going to take time to correct it and get back on track. But, for me, it would get worse before it got better. My husband and I had to learn to let things go.

2005 (Age 39)

The photo of me to the right was taken in 2005 during an interview for a documentary and right after the birth of our youngest son. Recently, when reviewing this video, my husband and I were startled to see how ill I looked. I was only 39 years old.

Our Move to the Midwest

In 2006, during the week of my 40th birthday, we moved from Southeast Texas to Central Illinois and settled into a quiet place in the country where my husband had accepted a pastorate. But, while we were relieved to have the burden of multiple businesses lifted, there were parts of ministry life that continued to be very stressful to us both.

Tired in 2008

Just a couple of months after we moved, our oldest daughter, Christa, got married. Having lived in temporary housing for a month, wedding planning took place in the midst of boxes and getting to know our new surroundings. In addition, finances were tight, so eating healthy was sometimes achallenge, and the stress of paying bills weighed heavily upon us both.

Over the next year, I wrote a book that turned out to be quite controversial (controversy is stressful!), continued my speaking engagements, homeschooled my children, and supported my husband’s ministry at our church. Life was full.

Between 2006-2013, three more children were married and ministry life was beginning to take a toll on the health of our family as a whole. The photo of my husband and I above was taken between 2007-2008. I was tired. My husband was tired too; but, as the eternal optimist, it took him a while to notice. This was when I first started to realize something would eventually have to change.

Starting to Notice

While I knew I didn’t feel good, it was so gradual that I figured it was just the aging process, and this was how life would have to be.

nervous systemI had dark circles under my eyes, my skin was pale, my hair was thinning and dry, and note how tired my eyes look. I couldn’t even read to my kids without falling asleep. But as sleepy as I was, I felt like my nerves were on the outside of my skin. I began to avoid driving because I was so jumpy. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

Often, we don’t pay attention to our health until we become afraid of losing it. We accept that slow decline way too early in life because we don’t pay enough attention to the red flags. We are negligent about what we eat, the stress load we accept, and the toxins with which we fill our lives.

Energy for the Good Fight!

Personally, as a Christian, I want to be as healthy and full of life as I can be, so that I have the energy and emotional stability to impact my family and others for Christ. Obviously, our spiritual health is the basis for it all, but I have found that it makes perfect Christian sense to reduce stress when possible and keep my body nourished and well balanced. And, as a mom, when I feel better, I am not as tempted to sin with my tongue or my attitude.

When I’m exhausted or emotionally “buzzed” from fatigue and roller coaster emotions, I find it much more difficult to work hard, avoid sinful responses, be faithful with what I’m called to do, or even to read my Bible!

In February 2010, I found an integrative doctor who helped me find answers. One month later, a dear friend introduced me to Young Living and I joined.

Our trip to Hawaii in 2014 – paid for by Young Living!

The Young Living Journey Begins

In 2010, a friend introduced me to Young Living and I joined. This is when I began my slow journey to wellness. Since then, I’ve had a chance to study, clear my head, and get a little further down the road. So I thought I’d share a bit with you some of the lifestyle changes I made.

In addition to eliminating gluten from my diet, which blood tests revealed I was highly allergic to, I made some major lifestyle changes. I also got serious about detoxing my home and my body. I switched to all-natural cleaning products (I am in love with my Thieves Household Cleaner). I started using Young Living’s beauty/skin products, and I found a more natural brand of makeup.

Part of my daily regiment began to include two to six ounces of NingXia Red, an immune system-supporting antioxidant beverage loaded with nutrition, and natural energy for my tired body!

August 2014

Healthy Choices!

whole food diet, sunshine, deliberate stress reduction, supplements, essential oils, NingXia Red, the Psalms, financial relief, some healthy “down time,” and a focus on the simpler things in life were all part of the changes that finally helped direct me to a healthier lifestyle! And what a difference it has made!

I chose essential oils that helped to support a healthy endocrine system, digestive system, immune system, and central nervous system. I diffused them, inhaled them on my hands, rubbed them into my temples and the bottoms of my feet, and I even ingested my vitality oils in a capsule or a spoonful of honey. Our home smelled amazing and our whole family began to feel more relaxed…and energized. It was a great combination!

Our first-ever true vacation with the kids in August 2014. Thanks to our Young Living lifestyle, we could finally afford it! One week of down-time in a gorgeous, secluded vacation home overlooking Table Rock Lake in Missouri.

With my head cleared and my energy restored, I began to realize that what we put in and on our bodies matters. What we inhale, eat, drink, and slather all of our bodies makes a difference one way or the other. Stress drains us. A lack of sunshine effects us – Vitamin D is important! Many people are all into their supplements, daily exercise, and even essential oils, but they still use toxic chemicals on their skin and in their homes, eat their junk food, smoke, and work themselves silly.

Our Diamond Retreat trip to Paris in April 2015 – paid for by Young Living!

What I discovered, is that Young Living isn’t just about essential oils; it’s a lifestyle change. It caused me to pay more attention to my health and the health of my family. It encouraged me to study and then to start teaching other women all that I was learning about health, diet, wellness, and essential oils. It caused me to realize the importance of the Christian’s response to God’s gift of oils – gifts straight from His hand at Creation.

Our family is healthier because of it. We’ve been able to get out of debt, work together as a family again, reduce stress, and for the very first time, truly relax and vacation together!

God used Young Living to equip our family with the products and the income we needed to enjoy our health and to spend more time together.

And, perhaps, that was the biggest blessing of all.

My 50th Birthday Dinner

I recommend using the following Young Living essential oils, supplements, and products while on your journey to vibrant health!

Starter Kit Oils:

  • Frankincense*
  • Stress Away
  • Thieves

Other Important Oils:

  • Vetiver
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Copaiba

Supplements:

  • True Source
  • OmegaGize
  • Essentialzyme- 4
  • Life 9
  • Alkalime
  • NingXia Red (2-6 oz. per day)
  • Super B
  • Super C
  • Sulphurzyme
  • Endogize
  • Nutmeg

Possible Extras:

  • Progessence Plus*
  • Endoflex*
  • Lady Sclereol*
  • Nutmeg
  • Cortistop
  • Thyromin

*Helps to maintain radiant skin and a healthy emotional attitude!

Watch the video below to find out how my love for essential oils, and sharing them with others, blossomed into a booming (but initially unintentional) business!

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Remember the old “Calgon, take me away” commercial in the 70’s? That lady didn’t need a bubble bath; she needed vetiver! Maybe it’s because I’m a bit of an introvert, but I can go on overload when I’m around crowds for too long. I also have the same reaction to loud or chaotic music or noise.

So, when I get that “feeling”, or when one of my children is having a tough time focusing or is feeling overstimulated by his/her surroundings, we apply a little vetiver to the bottoms of our feet, ankles, and temples (undiluted). Then we inhale what remains on our hands. I love the relaxing result!

A Mother’s Best Friend

A few years ago, I ordered it for one of my daughters who often struggles with sensory overload. When we first opened the bottle, we weren’t sure what we thought; but, once we applied it, we were captivated by the mysterious scent, and found that we really loved it!

Many parents believe that vetiver essential oil (along with a lot of love and Christian nurturing) is a miracle maker. It is making a huge difference in the lives of multitudes of struggling children.

Vetiver is a very dark and viscous (thick and syrupy) essential oil. The aroma is earthy, sweet, and full of life! It reminds me of an early morning walk through a lush green forest filled with damp grasses, ferns, and wild herbs. Like myrrh, vetiver oil has excellent fixative properties; that’s why it’s often used in perfumes.

And Vetiver has a calming and soothing effect on those who need of a good night’s sleep! Just slather it on before bed and enjoy!

The Change of Life

The closer I got to fifty, the more sensitive I became to noise, crowds, and chaos! Once I discovered vetiver, I was in love!

Since vetiver is so thick, and because I only use it topically, I go ahead and dilute it with avocado or sweet almond oil and put one of Young Living’s stainless steel roller balls on the end to make it easy to apply.

And, on those days when my nerves feel like they’re on the outside of my skin, I roll a little bit onto my temples and wrists and inhale the exotic aroma. Mmmmm…

Even if you don’t think you need vetiver yourself, it’s a good oil to have on hand when friends come to visit! You never know who you may wind up helping! And what a great gift idea for an overwhelmed mom! Spread the love!

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

These are some of the easiest and useful homemade essential oil recipes you can make. Your kids will have a blast helping out with these! Use the recipes below to relax, to sooth sore muscles, to nourish dry skin, or to make a fun and unique gift for a friend!

And don’t forget to get creative. Hobby Lobby and other craft stores and online sources offer a variety of glass jars, wooden spoons, and fun bottles and containers for displaying your concoction.

Sleepy Time Lavender Bath

1 C. Epsom Salts or Dead Sea Salts
1 T. Lavender Buds (optional)
20 Drops Young Living Lavender or Stress Away Blend

Luxury “Calm and Comforted” Bath Soak

1 C. Dry Buttermilk
1 C. Epsom Salts or Dead Sea Salts
1/4 C. Baking Soda
10 Drops Vetiver Essential Oil
10 drops Sandalwood

[Very calming. Women dealing with menopause and mothers of special needs children especially like this bath. Also try the Gentle Baby Bath Dream below.]

Gentle Baby Bath Dream

1 T. Dry Buttermilk
1 T. Epsom Salts or Dead Sea Salts
5 Drops Gentle Baby Blend, lavender, or chamomile

Dragon Skin Bath Soak (Not only good for the skin, but it smells heavenly!)

1 C. Almond Oil
Vitamin E (squirt one gel cap into almond oil)
12 Drops Sandalwood or Three Wise Men blend
5 Drops Ylang Ylang
2 Drops Geranium
1 drop lavender, neroli, or rose essential oil

[My favorite way to use this bath oil is to rub it all over my body before getting into a hot bath or shower!]

Soothing Ivy Bath Soak 

9 Drops lavender
6 Drops peppermint
6 Drops lemon
3 Drops geranium
3 Drops chamomile
1 T. sweet almond or jojoba oil
4 cups finely ground oats (use food processor)
1 C. powdered buttermilk
1 cup Epsom salts

Mix together until oils are completely worked into salt mixture (this is a good job for children!). Place in a sealed, glass container to enjoy whenever you need a nice soak!

Midsummer Night’s Dreamy Bath Soak (Romantic!)

10 drops Sandalwood
10 drops Young Living Sensation Blend
5 drops Neroli or Present Time blend
1 drop rose (optional)
1 T. rose buds (optional)
2 C. epsom salts

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Play Time!

The marriage bed is like a playground! It’s a place to make memories and have fun together. A place to sometimes get hot and sweaty and run through the sprinkler, but also a place to experience emotional release, sunshine, comfort…bliss! More than anything though, it’s a place to “become one.”

The Brain: The Most Important Part of Sexuality

Beyond fun, intimacy (and especially climax) causes the release of oxytocin, an important hormone in the brain—a hormone that is known to promote emotional bonding.

Oxytocin, combined with the way essential oils affect the limbic system of the brain (the area that controls emotions and stores memories), make essential oils a powerful and influential bonding tool— even a protection—for the marriage bed.

A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me, that lies all night between my breasts. (Song of Solomon 1:13)

The Intoxicating Bedroom

The custom of scenting the bed chamber is an ancient one that goes back thousands of years! The exotic scents and sensations of essential oils will help make the marriage bed an aromatically rich, exciting, and pleasing experience for you both!

Prepare the Royal Chamber

After cleaning your room, mist the sheets with your favorite pillow spray (recipe below). Please do NOT use any sort of synthetic fragrance on yourself or your bedding! Check out my all-natural cologne recipe HERE.

Just before beginning your evening, start with a warm, lightly scented bath (recipes for tub tea HERE or Dreamy Bath Soak recipes HERE). Pay attention to which oils you chose for your pillow spray, so you don’t have clashing scents in the room!

“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon…” (Proverbs 7:17)

Now, decide which Bedside Oils you’re going to use for the evening and place them in a decorative candy or tidbit bowl on a pretty tray beside your bed. Then, pour your favorite carrier oil (olive, almond, avocado etc.) into a decorative cruet and place beside the bowl for mixing later. Again, consider the oils you’re using in other areas of the room.

You may also want to have on hand glasses for drinks, dark chocolate, whipped cream, fresh berries etc. Prepare any other massage tools you’ll want to use. Playing is fun!

If it’s cold, you may want to warm your carrier oil in a small electric dip warmer ahead of time. I like to make sure my essential oils are never heated, so that they retain their therapeutic qualities. So, if you want to heat your carrier oil, I suggest you apply it to the skin separately from the essential oils.

Engage all the Senses!

Remember to consider all five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell). Scatter unscented soy or beeswax candles around the room or string lights across your bed or ceiling (sight). Turn off bright lights, computers, television, phones, etc.

Turn off the ringer on your phone and play soft music, creating a haven of peace (sound). Even the sound of a running bath can be romantic (but don’t forget it’s running!).

Taste can be an aphrodisiac too! Get creative with that whipped cream, those juicy berries, or creamy chocolate…don’t forget the chocolate!

Adding a little peppermint essential oil to a creamy chocolate massage oil like the one HERE may be just the memory-maker you need for your personal playground! Get creative!

I only recommend Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, since I know and trust their quality first hand, and because lower quality oils may be dangerous.

Ready, Set, Play!


Exotic Pillow Spray

1 oz. vodka
1 oz. purified water
25 drops Sensation Essential Oil Blend (or other favorite single or blend)
2 oz. glass spray bottle

Melt in His Arms Diffuser Blend

6 drops black pepper
2 drops bergamot
1 drop Ylang Ylang

Midsummer Night’s Dreamy Bath Soak

1-2 C. epsom salts
5 drops sandalwood
5 drops Young Living Sensation Blend
3 drops Neroli (optional)
1 drop rose (optional)

Scent-sual Massage Oil*

1-2 oz. carrier oil
15 drops – Cedarwood
10 drops – Clary Sage
5 drops – Ylang Ylang
3 drops – Patchouli
1 drop – Myrrh or Frankincense
relaxation spa set with candles, essential oils, towel, pebbles

Steamy After Bath Rub*

2 oz. carrier oil
15 drops – Neroli
5 drops – Sandalwood
2 drops – Juniper
2 ylang ylang
2 drop black pepper
1 drop jasmine or lavender

“Turn up the Heat” Lubricant (for massage or lubrication)*
1-2 tsp. carrier oil
15 drops Sensation Oil (Or Ylang Ylang)
4 drops black pepper
2 drops bergamot

Exotic Nights Intimacy Rub (for massage or lubrication)*
(Perfect for the bedside oil bowl)

1 tsp. carrier oil
6 drops black pepper
3 drops sandalwood
3 drops Young Living Sensation Blend
1 drop bergamot

*Certain essential oils are considered “spicy,” so check your reference book and dilute with a carrier oil when necessary. And remember, everyone is different, so always have a carrier oil handy for fast and easy dilution, in case an essential oil proves to be too intense for either of you.

Read No Shades of Grey: A Black and White Seduction of the Mind – “Within the realm of marriage, the power of oxytocin is an awesome gift that promotes affection, excitement, and trust; it’s one aspect of the “glue” that God uses to bring two people together as “one flesh.” And within the mother-child relationship it creates a strong, foundational bond that is very difficult to recover if forfeited, neglected, or lost.”

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Did you know that scent can powerfully affect your emotions? Out of all five senses, our sense of smell is the only one directly linked to the limbic system in the brain, our emotional control center. What this means is that scent can impact not just emotion, but the body’s physical response to it. Mood matters.

“A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22)

Your Nose Knows!

When our nose detects a scent, it means that tiny molecules have evaporated from an object and entered the nose. Sincean essential oil is volatile (it basically evaporates at room temperature), its molecules literally leap into the air!

When we inhale essential oils (or anything else), these molecules travel up through our nostrils sending messages to the olfactory system through receptors. The receptors in turn transfer the information from these molecules to the brain. This results in our “sense of smell.”

Memories are Powerful!

The olfactory bulb, which is part of the limbic system, captures information through the sense of smell, helping to record a memory. That’s why you can walk into an antique store and have flashbacks of your grandma’s house; or smell acertain perfume and it reminds you of someone from your childhood or a memory from your wedding day.

Because of this, and the powerful nature of essential oils, many researchers believe that essential oils can be extremely helpful to those sorting through past memories.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!

What happens when you’re stressed? There is an actual, measurable, physical response to it. Stress and anxious feelings are known to sap our energy, affect our skin, aggravate our muscles and nerves, disrupt digestion, affect our sleep, and make us prone to all sorts of negativity. So relax and stop stressing!

Since the limbic system is directly connected to the parts of the brain that control heart rate, digestion, blood pressure, breathing, stress levels, sexual arousal, and hormone balance, the use of therapeutic grade essential oils in our daily lives can have profound overall effects on our general well-being.

Mama Said There’d be Days Like This

When I’m working through a conflict or struggling with a spiritual issue, I often diffuse and apply frankincense, vetiver, or Neroli, and find a quiet spot alone for reflexion. This helps me to focus while I seek God through His Word and prayer.

Obviously, true spiritual healing and forgiveness come only through Jesus Christ, but we all know that negative emotions often cause physical symptoms. Our emotions are part of our physical make up, so it makes sense that essential oils are a benefit to us!

Essential oils help to set a good mood! Our thoughts matter – they affect us physically and spiritually!

“Thoughts are real, physical things that occupy mental real estate. Moment by moment, every day, you are changing the structure of your brain through your thinking.” ― Caroline Leaf, Switch On Your Brain

In other words, essential oils simply support the body’s natural functions! They help the body to do what it’s already designed by God to do – harmonize!

A Well Oiled Machine!

A lifestyle change that includes supplementation, deliberate relaxation, and clean thinking may be exactly what you need to rejuvenate your health! Thankfully, Young Living has many products that will help support your efforts! And I can even help you get wholesale prices, as well as earn points for FREE products!

The following is a list of just a few Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils and supplements that I recommend!

Singles:

Bergamot – Relaxing qualities and an amazing scent – especially when mixed with frankincense! Diffuse in a room with a comfortable chair and enjoy!

Frankincense – This oil just makes me happy! Frankincense contains sesquiterpenes, which stimulate the limbic system of the brain. Create a safe and comforting environment when you diffuse or inhale this empowering oil—a perfect opportunity to collect your thoughts. When you seek purpose or engage in prayer or meditate on God’s Word, use this oil to enhance your experience.

Neroli –  A powerfully relaxing scent used to calm, uplift, and help one sort through emotions. And add a drop to your evening moisturizer to enjoy radiant skin the next morning!

Vetiver – See if this doesn’t help little Johnny pay attention! Rub a drop on the back of his neck or on the bottoms of his feet before school. Moms love this oil for their kids and for themselves too!

In fact, vetiver is a great choice for mom to use during the weeks after childbirth! And a great one to help her cope better during stressful days or to get over upsetting events. Best used with a roller ball, since this oil is viscous (super thick!).

Lemon, Tangerine, and Orange – Happy oils!

Spikenard – Encourages a good night’s sleep and helps calm edgy feelings. This oils was poured on the feet of Jesus during a potentially stressful time.

Valerian – Encourages calm feelings and restful sleep.

Ylang Ylang – Relaxing (yet also arousing) scent often associated with romance and emotional bonding

Blends:

Inner Child – This blend encourages your mind and body to prayerfully deal with unresolved issues.

Peace & Calming – The name says it all!

Sara – Helps to productively deal with past issues.

Stress Away – Promotes rest and relaxation.Feelings2

Tranquil – Contains lavender, cedarwood, and chamomile. All three of these oils have been well documented in helping to induce relaxation.

Trauma Life – This blend aids the body’s normal response to stress and helps you deal with it by promoting a healthy emotional perspective.

The Reconnect Kit – This is a powerful emotional bonding tool. Great for use while building strong, healthy relationships.

Feelings Kit – Blends that focus specifically on the emotions.

In addition to using essential oils, be sure to take care of your body in other ways:

  • Get enough sleep!
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Spend time each day in prayer and reading Scripture
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Avoid processed food, white flour, white sugar, MSG, food dyes, preservatives, and other harmful chemicals
  • Detoxify your home – and try the essential oil-infused Thieves cleaning products instead.
  • Have your progesterone levels checked. Sometimes hormone imbalances are the source of emotional upheaval
  • Take a good multivitamin supplement like Master Formula
  • Make sure you’re getting enough Vitamin D and Vitamin C (I recommend plenty of sunshine, the Orthomolecular brand of Vitamin D-3, and Super C.
  • Use Mineral Essence (a balanced, full-spectrum ionic mineral complex enhanced with essential oils)
  • Use Essentialzyme 4 (enzymes) as well as Life 9 (probiotic) after meals and at bedtime. Good gut health is crucial!
  • Use Super B (a comprehensive vitamin complex containing 8 essential and energy-boosting B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12.
  • Use OmegaGize (an omega3, DHA-rich fish oil complex) daily. Also contains Vitamin D-3.
  • Drink 2-6 oz. NingXia Red per day
  • Sulfurzyme, taken daily, combines wolfberry with MSM, a naturally occurring organic form of dietary sulfur needed by our bodies.
  • Support normal adrenal function! When under stress, the body produces cortisol. When cortisol is produced too frequently, it can have negative health consequences.If that’s the case, you may want to add Cortistop, a dietary supplement designed to help the body maintain its natural balance and harmony.
  • Support normal thyroid function! Mine was underperforming and I didn’t even know it. Thyromin helps to support normal thyroid function. The endocrine system works synergistically, so if one thing is off, it can throw everything off! Read more HERE.

I only recommend Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, since lower quality oils do not have the same constituents and may actually be toxic.

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

DISCLAIMER: God designed the marriage bed to be exciting, beautiful, exhilarating, and EXCLUSIVE! My husband and I have often told those we’ve counseled, “Christian couples should have the most passionate, fun bedrooms in the world!”

That’s why this portion of my website is here. I want to help women experience the breathtaking joy of godly sexual intimacy! While these articles are written for married women, and I’ve tried to be as discreet as possible, please enter at your own risk.

A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me, that lies all night between my breasts. (Song of Solomon 1:13)

I love our bedroom. Not just because it’s been freshly remodeled (though I love that too!); but also because it’s a place of beauty and intimacy – a quiet retreat from the world for “just the two of us.”

I realized recently that, too often, we women spend more time planning dinner than we do planning a night of bonding with our husbands. And then we wonder why we’re having “hamburger helper” love making instead of filet mignon! Throw out the fast food intimacy and let’s do it right!

Use the Five “P”s to get your “love nest” ready for a night of bliss!

  1. Pristine! Declutter your space! Your room doesn’t have to be Pinterest-worthy, but it can be neat and tidy. Dirty laundry and a pile of bills on the dresser are not considered aphrodisiacs. No, really.
  2.  Purify! Make sure your love nest is spic and span! Dust the furniture, clean the master bath, mop the floors, and make sure the sheets are fresh and clean! I recommend Young Living’s essential oil-based Thieves Household Cleaner. You certainly don’t want an awful chemical smell in your sanctuary of love!
  3. Pump! Flirt with him! Create anticipation during the day with notes, texts, and even brief whispers reminding him of what’s in store! If you get to see him during the day, make sure those brief touches count! If possible, give him an enticing foretaste of the sensual pleasures to come. Get creative! Let him dream about the evening ahead!
  4. Primp! Take a shower or bath, do your hair, lipstick, etc. Put more effort into getting ready for your sweet husband than you do anyone else! Use your favorite (or his) “bedroom oils” on your thighs, neck, and under your navel. Ask him if he wants to inhale a little sample…kind of like an appetizer.
  5. Prepare! Here’s where it gets fun! Find a pretty candy or tidbit bowl and put a tsp. of a carrier oil inside (I suggest avocado or sweet almond).Mix in your favorite essential oils for intimacy and place beside the bed for later. (I’ve included recipes below, but you could also use one of Young Living’s pre-mixed blends) 
    All you’ll need to do is reach over and dip your hand into the bowl – no distractions! Your bedside oils can be used for a full body massage,http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-romantic-view-aromatherapy-candles-luxurious-evening-image32520830 lubrication, or “intimate massage.” Live a little!

I arose to open for my beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the lock. (Song of Solomon 5:5)

The Brain and Emotional Bonding

Most “sensually inspiring” essential oils work in part by initiating a warm sensation, stimulating the body, and arousing passion with their rich, exotic aroma of spicy or floral notes.

The custom of scenting the bed chamber is an ancient one that goes back thousands of years! The exotic aroma and sensations of essential oils will help make the marriage bed an aromatically rich, exciting, and pleasing experience for you both!

“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon…” (Proverbs 7:17)

Historically, the euphoric properties of oils like ylang ylang, myrrh, sandalwood, rose, and patchouli have been used to enhance intimacy aromatically and topically.

Myrrh, which in my opinion smells best when blended with other oils, is mentioned seven times in the Song of Solomon! Is it any wonder that some believe Myrrh can help support better balance and enhanced intimacy? Because of its viscosity, it also helps extend the scent of other oils.

Intimacy, and especially climax, causes the release of oxytocin, an important hormone in the brain—a hormone that is known to promote emotional bonding. Nursing mothers even bond with their babies because of this hormone, which is also released during lactation.

This fact, combined with the way essential oils effect the limbic system of the brain, the area that controls emotions and stores memories, turns essential oils into a powerful and influential tool— even a protection—for the marriage bed! Treasure and enjoy these precious drops of joy in a bottle! You won’t be sorry!

A Valentines Day tip for wives only… from James and Stacy McDonald on Vimeo.

I hope these tips have been helpful! Here are a few recipes you can try, but be creative and experiment with what you like best!

Melt in His Arms Diffuser Blend

  • 6 drops black pepper
  • 2 drops bergamot
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang

Hot Summer Nights Massage Oil

  • 1 tsp. carrier oil
  • 6 drops sandalwood
  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops orange
  • 1 drop ylang ylang
  • 1 drop myrrh

Exotic Nights Intimacy Rub (for massage or lubrication)

  • 1 tsp. sweet almond or avocado oil
  • 6 drops black pepper
  • 3 drops sandalwood
  • 3 drops Young Living Sensation Blend
  • 1 drop bergamot

Fire and Ice Intimacy Rub (for massage or lubrication)

  • 1 tsp. sweet almond or avocado oil
  • 5 drops Three Wise Men
  • 3 drops black pepper
  • 3 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 1 drop myrrh

Other Suggested Oils for romance:
These oils can be used for various purposes – and some can be applied neat (undiluted), but when in doubt, dilute and massage! But everyone is different, so always have a carrier oil handy in case an essential oil proves to be too spicy for either of you.

  • Mister
  • Golden Rod (um…this oil speaks for itself!)
  • Sandalwood
  • Cypress
  • Idaho Blue Spruce
  • Shutran (if this is the only blend you get for him, you won’t be sorry!)
  • Black Pepper
  • Peppermint
  • Lady Sclereol
  • Sensation
  • Vetiver
  • Gratitude
  • Three Wise Men
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Black Pepper
  • Peppermint

CLICK HERE for more on the art of intimate touch.

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.