Originally published July 2013. Edited November 2015.

Just in case you wondered, you are not God. If you don’t believe me, ask your husband. Neither are there little pieces of God scattered throughout the universe.

Splendor. Beauty. Expanse.  As amazing as that rock formation is, God created it; He doesn’t reside in it.

Magical. Breathtaking. Spectacular. As rightly awed as you may be by the beauty of the night sky, remember, God spoke the stars and planets into existence; and when He did so, He didn’t leave a part of Himself behind. God isn’t there. Though, if you watch carefully, you may find His glory being proclaimed (Psalm 19:1).

Powerful. Amazing. Soothing. Yes. But, regardless of what the latest health guru tells you, the God of the Universe does not mystically linger in your little bottle of essential oil or supplement. I don’t care what the catchy name on the label says.

New AgecroppedGod spoke herbs and essential oils into existence at Creation when He formed the plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs and gave them to man (Genesis 1:29), but they are gifts given for our service (Psalm 104:14; Ezekiel 47:12). Good gifts. Just, don’t look for God there. Instead, open your Bible.

And know your heresies.

Pantheism: “God is everything”

Panentheism: “God is in everything”

You alone are the Lord; You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and everything on it, the seas and all that is in them, and You preserve them all… (Nehemiah 9:6)

Christians have inadvertently relinquished their rights to God’s good gift of natural health, a gift that encourages the body to do what God designed it to do, which is to use the immune system to heal itself. You see, the immune system is a tool given to us by God, and the plants God gave us at Creation are designed to complement and nurture it.

The vitamins and minerals, enzymes, amino acids, proteins, essential oils, and millions of other intricate necessities infused into the plants and trees are not there by accident! They were weaved into Creation by a loving Father for the purpose of serving His children.

“Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.” Ezekiel 47:12

Remember, all of these things work together to provide nourishment to our bodies, which keep all of our body systems, including our immune system, running like well-oiled machines.

Many false religions embrace the gift, but reject the Gift-Giver. Or, they try to turn the gift into the Gift-Giver. Christians, on the other hand, rightly embrace the Gift-Giver; but, ironically, they too often devalue His gifts by placing them below man’s wisdom in worth and authority. In other words, they pridefully snub the Gift-Giver’s gifts. Both are wrong.

Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. (Jeremiah 17:5)

Arrogant. Futile. Anemic. The gift of natural foods and remedies was given to us by God for an ultimate purpose, therefore they are good and useful, and will serve us well when used properly and with thanksgiving. But, if we don’t reclaim this territory for Jesus—if we continue to eat empty, toxic foods and blindly trust in physicians to be our “miracle makers,” we will become weaker and sicker and find ourselves utterly unable to fulfill our calling.

Asa became diseased in his feet, and his malady was severe; yet in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but the physicians. So Asa rested with his fathers; he died in the forty-first year of his reign. (2 Chronicles 16:12–13)

Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in your time of distress.” (Judges 10:14)

We must remember that all healing comes from the Great Physician, so that is where we should turn. This is one reason that, when we apply our essential oils, we pray and ask God to answer our supplications (James 5:14). Faith, obedience, and prayer are crucial.

Since we’re to obey God and not trust in our own understanding, if He wants us to anoint ourselves with oils while we pray, or if He wants us to dip ourselves in the Jordan seven times (2 Kings 5:10; John 9:6,7), we must believe and obey!

Anointing the sick and downcast with oil is found throughout Scripture. Unfortunately, it is the tendency of our sinful and idolatrous hearts to put our trust in anything but God. We often trust in the Internet, in doctors, in pharmaceutical companies, in immunizations, in chemo, and even in created things—gifts intended for our good, but used in a sinful way. Some of us even put our trust in essential oils! It’s is all idolatry!

So it came to pass, through her casual harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees. (Jeremiah 3:9)

James wrote in his epistle that if someone has a need, we should call the elders of the church to anoint them with oil and pray! Scripture is clear that God hears and answers simple prayers of faith!

“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up…” James 5:14-15
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God is the ultimate Provider. In Genesis 22:14, He is called Jehovah Jireh, which is Hebrew for “the Lord will provide.” He is also called Jehovah Rapha, which means God is our healer. When we sing the doxology, we “praise God from whom all blessings flow.” In James 1:17 we’re reminded that “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights.”

We need to stop living like we believe that New Agers, Eastern Mystics, and other false religions “own” the Creator’s gifts. Praise God for what He has given us; live like you believe in God’s graciousness; study and learn how to make His gifts useful for yourself and your family; and glorify Him by using them with thanksgiving, in an effort to strengthen and edify His people, and to further the Gospel.

If Christians would do this, the world would stop associating God’s natural gifts with mysticism, and they would begin to see the power, provision, and graciousness of a loving and creative God.

I’m here to help.

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.

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10 drops Cypress
10 drops Geranium
12 drops Frankincense
8 drops Lavender

 

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.

Two weeks ago, James and I arrived home safely from our all-expense paid trip to Croatia and Paris. Our two-week excursion was preceded by business-building efforts with our team in Glasgow, Scotland where Shael and James Haram are doing a fantastic job sharing God’s gift of oils in the UK!

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Then, we headed to Split, Croatia (again, a little early, for some extra R&R), and stayed at the Radisson Resort with a balcony overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

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Over the next few days, we took a ferry and toured the island of Brach; sampled numerous gourmet, fresh seafood dishes; and explored the 2000-year-old ruins of a medieval fortress with the most as.2015-04-09 16.30.39

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We also visited Diocletian’s palace, and walked along the coast enjoying the breeze, beauty, and aromatic scents of the ancient city.

After the rest of the Young Living Diamonds arrived, we moved to the 5-star hotel, Le Meridien Lay Split, also overlooking the exotic Adriatic Sea.

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Over the next few days, we explored together the island of Hvar; enjoyed a beautiful organic meal on the countryside; and experienced a ribbon cutting ceremony (after helping to plant helichrysum on Young Living’s newest farm in Croatia).

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Young Living gifted us with stylish jackets, nice button down shirts, and a big bag of free oils and NingXia Red (why did I pack mine again?).

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Kim Prather and I planting helichrysum on the new farm!

Young Living then chartered a jet for all the diamonds to travel to Paris, France (Yes, we almost died in a plane crash, but I digress) where we stayed at the exquisite L’Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris.

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Young Living gifted us with passes to tour the historic city’s most popular sights, but we opted to do most of the site seeing on our own.

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The grand finale included an exclusive Diamond dinner at the French baroque style castle, Château de Vaux le Vicomte. After dinner, we were invited to the veranda to enjoy our own personal fireworks display over the beautiful gardens.

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There’s no way I can describe to you all the blessings of this trip, but feel free to (if you haven’t already) browse our Facebook photos and catch a glimpse of the beauty of Europe.

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A few years ago, I would never have dreamed we would be experiencing such a wonderful opportunity. Achieving Diamond last fall was stunning, but the beauty of it all is that any of you can accomplish the same thing. And we would be honored and eager to join you in your efforts to get there! Just let us know!

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So thankful to the Lord for Young Living’s generosity and quality commitment to their customers, their staff, and their leaders!

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.

2014 was a great year for the Common Scents Team! Not only did James and I achieve the rank of Young Living Diamond, so did Kim and Ryan Prather, one of our leader families (a month before we did!)! We also had many ranking up to Platinum, Gold, and Silver, with more families not far behind! It’s been exciting to see so many Christian families catching the vision of a healthier lifestyle!

But, one ofFamilyBusiness the things I love about our Young Living business is the way that, in addition to helping families take control of their own health, we’re also helping equip families to become financially free. In today’s economy, there are Christian families who are struggling, especially those who are convicted that Mom should be home raising the little ones, rather than pursuing a career outside the home.

Today, I want to introduce you to my friend, Katrina Stidd, a Young Living Gold who joined our team during a financial crisis in her family, hoping only to earn enough money to pay for her essential oils.

stidd4Now, just three years later, Katrina and her husband, Derin, are enjoying an income they never dreamed possible; and they’re doing it from home, together! What a wonderful New Year’s gift! Now, instead of leaving his family each day to work a dead end job that was earning only a fraction of their Young Living check, Derin Stidd is home permanently, pursuing ministry, and working together with Katrina and their children to multiply their business growing efforts.

Enjoy their story…

Stacy blog When you started with Young Living did you believe this would ever be possible?

stiddkatrina No! But we are SO excited!! You know, when we began our Young Living business, I was absolutely convinced it wouldn’t ever be “anything.” I just wanted to cover the cost of my oils. We needed the additional income, but I truly did not believe it would happen. Yet, here we are, two years later, living a dream!

Stacy blog So tell me exactly how you got started with Young Living? What’s your story?

stiddkatrinaOur story is a little painful. We joined Young Living three years ago. In the beginning, our financial situation was so bleak that we didn’t have one spare penny to build our oil stash or replace what we were using. We were careful to ration the few oils we had; so, the thought of a $50 monthly investment on Essential Rewards was an impossibility to me.

To say we were living paycheck to paycheck would be an understatement… it was far more serious. Between my husband’s two retail jobs and his part time position as pastor/church planter, we were thankful for the days when we had food on the table…because sometimes we had none. In addition to juggling disconnect notices, we often scraped for change to buy what we needed for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for our family of six.

We would have been homeless several times, had it not been for family help. Two years ago, on October 2, I was sharing with my sister my exhaustion over our financial situation. She mentioned that she could help me use my Young Living membership to earn referral bonuses to pay for my oils, and then potentially earn a part time income, as well. She told me she was making a few hundred dollars each month, and I was astonished. That would change our whole world (by the way, this same sister later went on to achieve the rank of Diamond!).

My husband was extremely hesitant. We had already attempted several other home businesses and this appeared to be no different. Still, I was convinced we had no choice. So, with my husband’s blessing, on November 2, 2012, the same month baby number five was born, we jumped in with our first Essential Rewards order.

I started sharing on Facebook all the ways we were using our oils. I made a list of friends who I thought might be interested and started contacting them. And, much to my amazement, people were interested! In fact, many friends signed right up!Woman And Young Girl In Kitchen With Laptop And Paperwork Smilin

Soon, we were covering our monthly order! And, three months later, my business began to explode! The next month, during a budget crisis conversation with my husband, I informed him that I would be able to cover the car payment. He was stunned. From that point forward, my Young Living check continued to rapidly grow, and became a significant portion of our income.

With each bAutumn Girl enjoying nature on the field. Beauty Girl Outdoors renchmark, from covering the cost of our own oils to paying major bills, we grew more hopeful. But, we didn’t truly begin to realize the amazing potential of this business, until we hit the rank of Silver.

That’s when we began to really dream…dream of buying groceries as needed, paying our utility bills with ease, paying off our mountain of student loan debt, and taking vacations we’d never been able to afford. But the biggest dream is one that just become a reality. The dream of bringing my husband home from the world of retail, so that he could pursue full time ministry without also bearing the burden of family finances.

Just two years after we started this journey, my husband has ended his employment, and we are looking at a completely open plate. When people want to determine what someone’s true goals are in life, they may ask the question: “If money were not an issue, what would you do?” 

We find ourselves facing the reality of that question. It’s beyond exciting, intimidating, exhilarating, challenging, and truly beyond any scenario we ever dreamed.

Stacy blog Do you think your story is unusual? Is this type of success really possible for most people or did you just luck out?

stiddkatrinaI am meeting more and more people who have found financial relief, freedom, and the ability to dream as a result of their Young Living business, so I must truly answer that I do not believe our story is unusual in the context of Young Living. In the world otherwise, among our friends and family who still think we’re crazy, it is incredibly unusual. The average person does not build a residual income.

However, within Young Living, this level of achievement is absolutely possible for anyone who is determined enough to never stop until they arrive. And I’d like to make it clear that we achieved this without giving up our family’s priorities. We probably could have built faster if we had made other decisions with our time along the way. However, during the last two years, we moved twice (including a difficult transition lasting multiple months), I delivered baby #5, and I homeschooled our oldest three children. So, these results were achieved at a healthy pace, all while ensuring that our priorities were in check. 

I’m still in utter astonishment each month when we receive our check, which is now more than my husband and I have ever made collectively during any single month in our almost 12 years of marriage. We give God all the glory, and we’re beyond thankful for every blessing – even the simple blessing of buying groceries as needed and paying utility bills before they are late. We thank God continuously for His abundant provision, and we’re excited to see what the next few years hold. After all, we are looking at literally a whole world of possibilities!

Stacy blogThank you, Katrina, for sharing your amazing story with our readers! It was truly inspiring! May God continue to use Young Living to bless Christian families with the ability to improve their health and become financially free! And may He help us to remember our duty to use it to His glory!

Katrina and her husband, Derin, live together with their five children in Indiana and look forward with hope and excitement to what God has prepared for them in 2015! You can visit Katrina on Facebook at Scents, Sense, and Cents.

 

 

 

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.

The reformulated ART Skin Care System is finally here!

The closer I get to 50, the more I wish I would have paid more attention to how I treated my skin when I was younger! That being said, since I started using Young Living’s essential oil-infused beauty products I feel like I’ve been making up for lost time…literally! My skin has never felt more nourished and bright!

ART facial care productsI love that I don’t have to feel guilty about what I’m putting on my face, and it smells amazing – I can’t wait to cleanse my face in the evening!

Meeting advanced skin care technology with nourishing botanicals and pure essential oils, this effective, simple, three-step system is perfect for all ages!

Much like an artist prepares a canvas, Young Living’s ART Skin Care System uses skin-loving oils and natural ingredients to have you feeling refreshed, renewed, and absolutely radiant. That is the beauty of ART.

ART GENTLE CLEANSER uses a mild foaming action to lift and capture impurities without irritating the skin or stripping its natural oils.

ART LIGHT MOISTURIZER works with your skin to help retain and maintain proper hydration. The proprietary blend of essential oils and natural ingredients will leave your face feeling soft and supple.

ART REFRESHING TONER removes any residual impurities without drying out the skin. With a perfect blend of essential oils, our toner will help balance your skin’s natural pH.

For those over thirty, I also recommend my own regiment of Wolfberry Eye Cream and Boswellia™ Wrinkle Cream for extra moisture.

Boswellia™ Wrinkle Cream nourishes skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Its primary ingredient methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) supports collagen to improve skin firmness and minimize fine lines. Essential oils geranium, myrrh, sandalwood, and ylang ylang soothe and soften the skin, while frankincense and wolfberry oil enhance collagen formation.

Wolfberry Eye Cream™ may be applied morning and evening to ease the appearance of puffiness and dark circles around the eyes, and to promote skin tightening. Wolfberry Eye Cream is formulated from oil that is carefully extracted from the seeds of the Ningxia wolfberry. Rich in vitamin E and linoleic acids, wolfberry oil has unusual chemistry that makes it ideal for nourishing and hydrating skin. It is highly regarded by Asian women for its regenerative properties and its ability to protect aging skin and add luster to skin tone.

Check out ART’s Frequently Asked Questions:

ART FAQ

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.

Try rubbing Peace and Calming on the bottom of your feet before bed or during stressful moments. When my youngest son was little, he liked to come into my room every evening, jump up on my bed, and put his feet in the air. “I’m ready for my peace and calming!” he would squeal!

He loved it then, and he loves it now; and he knows that, along with praying with Daddy before bed time, the oils help him drift off to sleep, comforted and soothed. And his room smells so relaxing! relaxation spa set with candles, essential oils, towel, pebbles

My daughters love the calming scent of essential oils when things are hectic or emotions are running high, especially during special times of the month. My personal favorite is vetiver, but I’ve listed other favorites at the bottom of this page.

Good ways to apply oils for this purpose are to massage into the bottoms of the feet, diffuse into the air, rub into temples, or place a drop around the edge of your mattress before bed. You can also fill a 2 oz. glass spray bottle with water and 20 drops of your favorite oil, and mist the room, sheets, pillows, and carpet before bed.

Other calming oils:

Cedarwood

Frankincense

Lavender

Spikenard

Present Time

Sandalwood

RutaVala

Make your own pillow spray by adding to a squirt bottle:

  • 2 oz.  – vodka (you can use filtered water, but alcohol dries faster when sprayed)
  • 15-20 drops  of the essential oil of your choice
  • 1-2 drops myrrh

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.

 

throatsprayemmaI have been known to be a little paranoid about “choking hazards,” so I’ve never been a fan of throat lozenges, especially for children. That’s why this throat spray is my favorite! And it can be used as needed throughout the day or night. I love that!

Are you in a choir? This spray is great to help clear the throat before singing!

Soothing Throat Spray*

1/4 oz. Vodka
1 1/2 oz. Purified Water
10 drops YLTG Thieves Essential Oil Blend
5 drops YLTG Peppermint essential oil
5 drops YLTG Lemon essential oil
2 drops Stevia or 1 tsp. honey
2 oz. glass spray bottle

Blend together and store in a 2 oz. dark glass spray bottle (available HERE). Spray 1-2 squirts on the back of the throat for soothing relief.

*I only recommend using Young Living Therapeutic Grade (YLTG) Essential Oils in this recipe, since they are pure enough to be ingested, and lower quality oils may 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.

Essential oils will transform your way of life!

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.

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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.

Q: What are essential oils?

A: Essential oils are liquid, volatile, organic compounds that come from the flowers, shrubs, trees, roots, and bushes that God gave us at Creation. These are aromatic oils which have been carefully extracted through steam distillation or cold expression; and, are highly concentrated. The fact that they are volatile means that they pass off readily into a vapor – that’s what makes them aromatic. Read more HERE.

Q: How do you use them?

A: There are many different aromatherapy models for using essential oils. The one that Young Living and our family personally adhere to is the French model. This includes inhalation, topical use, and oral consumption.Lilyana

  • Inhalation – Inhale straight from the bottle, rub a drop between your hands and breathe in deeply, mix with water and spray into the air, or better yet, use a cold air diffuser (a good one comes with your starter kit).
  • Topical – Apply essential oils directly to your skin. Certain (spicy) oils should be diluted with a fatty oil (olive oil, coconut oil etc.). Also, dilution is recommended when using essential oils on children.
  • Internal Use – Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils that are labeled as “supplements” are considered GRAS and can be used internally. Certain oils can be placed in an empty gel capsule, dropped directly on the tongue, or added to honey or your favorite beverage. Many people find them great for cooking! Read HERE why it’s important to only use Young Living oils in this way.

Q: Are they safe?

A: While essential oils are safe to use, and a natural part of any plant, they should always be handled with care. They are a concentrated and potent form of the plant’s beneficial properties. You should think of them like any other remedy you might keep in your house. Make sure to store bottles out of the reach of curious children and pets.????????????????????????????????????????

Q: Where should I store my oils?

A: Essential oils should be kept out of direct sunlight as UV rays can damage the chemistry of the oils. This is true for fatty oils in your house too, such as olive oil for cooking. Young Living oils are packaged in amber bottles to help protect them, but be mindful of where you set them in your house. Storing them next to a window, in your car, or on top of the microwave is not recommended, as they will lose some of their potency if they are exposed to extreme temperatures.

Q: Do essential oils expire?

A: With the exception of citrus oils, Young Living’s essential oils do not have expiration dates. They will evaporate over time if the lid is not properly secured, but they will not spoil. However, if you dilute your essential oil with a fatty oil to apply it, any leftover mixture could go rancid over a period of time. It is recommended that you only mix what you need at the time of application.

Q: Why spend more for Young Living oils when I can buy them cheaper somewhere else?

A: Do you realize that if I put ten drops of lavender in a bottle of sweet almond oil most people would smell it and think it was a “pure” bottle of essential oils? They wouldn’t know the difference. That’s what often happens. People believe they’re getting a “great deal” on their $7.00 bottle of lavender; when, in fact, some have discovered that they just spent $7.00 for ten drops of an inferior essential oil.

In addition, it is very likely that even those ten drops have no real value, and may even be adulterated with synthetics! In this case, they are getting ripped off!

Do some research. You will find that most essential oil companies are just brokers. They’re buying their oils from various sources around the world in barrels, and they’re bottling it themselves. Most oils are perfume grade and are cut with other chemicals. It is scary when you consider that people may try to use those oils on their children the same way I’m using my Young Living oils. I have to stress the purity issue out of a concern for your safety!

Most essential oils on the market are not “therapeutic grade,” and most are not 100% pure, regardless of how they are labeled. The problem is that these terms are not regulated by anyone. So, all I can do is tell you what WE mean when we use the term “therapeutic grade,” and then invite you to compare that definition to other companies. See Young Living’s Seed to Seal process HERE.

In fact, as far as I know, Young Living (YL) is the only company that owns their own farms and distilleries; so that right there disqualifies most other companies.

Red Flags

Here are just a few red flags to check for on a bottle of essential oils. If you see these terms, beware. Do yDangerWillRobinsonour research:

  1. DO NOT INGEST – If a bottle of food-based oils (cinnamon, peppermint, oregano etc.) is labeled this way, in my opinion, that is a red flag. YL oils labeled as “supplements” are GRAS (generally regarded as safe) for internal consumption by the the FDA. (Recently, the FDA required Young Living to choose only one method of application per label, so, because of that, you may find some exceptions to this.)
  2. DO NOT APPLY TO SKIN UNDILUTED – Certain “spicy” oils should be diluted, but many YL oils can be applied neat (undiluted). If a mild oil like lavender or frankincense has this type of warning I would beware.
  3. $$$ – Quality essential oils cost money to grow and distill. If a bottle of lavender costs you $5.00, I would bet it is either cut with a carrier oil (which means you’re getting ripped off) or it contains synthetic fragrances or chemicals.
  4. EXPIRATION DATE – Properly stored essential oils (excluding citrus) do not go bad. If an essential oil has an expiration date, it could mean it is cut with a carrier oil (which will eventually go rancid).

Check out Young Living’s 5 step Seed to Seal™ process: Seed – Cultivate – Distill – Test – Seal.

What Does “Therapeutic Grade” mean and is the term regulated by any outside organization?

What is the difference between Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils and other popular brands of “pure” essential oils?

How can I get a starter kit and will that qualify me for wholesale prices?

How much do I need to purchase per year to maintain my wholesale status? Answer: Only 50 pv (approximately $50.00)!

What do I do if I get essential oils in my eye or if the oils irritate my skin?

If I join the Essential Rewards program to earn free products, what is the minimum I have to spend each month, and what other benefits do I get?

What oils are the most important when getting started?

 

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.