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about me

Hello! Welcome to The Common Scents Mom! I’m a Christian mom, grandmommy, author, essential oil enthusiast, hopeless foodie, and Royal Crown Diamond in Young Living. I love to invent new recipes, hug our grand babies, work from home with my husband, and relax with family and friends on our private lake in the country. I’m hooked on fresh herbs, exotic spices, flavored vinegars, and therapeutic grade essential oils. What rocks my world? My husband, James! What gives my life meaning, joy, and purpose? Jesus!

I began using essential oils in 2001 because I wanted to make my own natural perfume and bath products. However, it wasn’t until March 2010 after joining Young Living that I began to experience the powerful benefits of therapeutic grade essential oils. Before that, I hadn’t realized there was such a powerful difference, and that pure, therapeutic grade oils had the potential to do so much more than just smell good!

In January 2011, while my husband still joked about my “snake oils,” I launched The Common Scents Mom. Read about my Life After Exhaustion here.

In the early days, I simply viewed teaching about essential oils as an extension of my ministry to other women; I wanted them to be equipped to take control of their own health, and to be able to minister to their families naturally. I had no interest in a business.

But, soon, the oils began to sell themselves. As others discovered how well they worked, word spread, and I began to receive what I now refer to as “The Accidental Paycheck.” I liked the idea of these “referral” checks, but I still didn’t see the potential ahead.

Eventually, my husband, James, stopped calling my oils “snake oils” and started asking me, “Do you have an oil for this?” He was hooked. It wasn’t long before he also caught the excitement and vision for the business side, and we began working together to grow an organization that is now helping thousands of families experience renewed health and emotional freedom! Stress, toxic chemicals, unnecessary drugs, poor eating habits, and financial hardship all contribute to poor health. The Young Living lifestyle was a game changer on so many levels!

In October 2014, James and I achieved the rank of Diamond in Young Living. And in March 2017, we ranked to Crown Diamond! Finally, in November 2018, we achieved Royal Crown Diamond! We are both passionate about helping to equip families with the knowledge and tools they need to take control of their own health and establish a mindset for success! Find out how this can be you!

It is my goal to live my life to the glory of God, enjoying Him every step of the way!

I believe that our physical, emotional, and spiritual health are crucial to meeting that goal. Here you’ll find information and tips on using essential oils in your everyday living. When God created the herbs, flowers, trees, and shrubs, He blessed us with powerful essential oils that can be used in cooking, promoting health and wellness, cleaning, scenting the home, massage, relaxation, fighting germs, romance, bonding, and dealing with emotions. I can’t wait to share with you some of what I’ve learned!

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