For all you ladies out there who have had a baby in the last year, OR are currently pregnant… you can score some awesome freebies from Amazon when you Create an Amazon Baby Registry! I had my baby in October … Continue reading
This post is to all out there who have their kit, but want to know what they can do with it! I will go over , and tools that are oh-so helpful in getting the most out of YL’s oils, additional oils that are must haves to try next, and my favorite/daily uses for the oils in the kit!
Tools for the Oil User
By far the most important tool you can have as a new oil lover is to buy either the Reference Guide for Essential Oils Soft Cover 2014 or Hard Cover 2014! Or if you prefer, check out this book in app form for Android/Google and App format for iphone! This reference guide will help you through your oils. It not only shares with you the chemistry of how oils work, but they also tell the main purposes of each oil and blend and you can also look up your ailment and see which oils can support you. This is a must!
Next, I love to store/display all my oils in this Nail Polish Rack on my counter top. I am sure you could put one of these in your cabinets too.
You MUST get a glass water bottle to take full advantage of ingesting certain oils to support your health! I recommend Ello 20-oz Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve (Pink Squares) but there are tons of glass water bottles around (Target has some cute ones too).
These Roll on Glass Bottles are a must have. I use them to stretch my oils! ** It’s important to use tinted glass bottles as they block the UV rays from scrambling the molecules in the essential oils, therefore making them less effective. You can find brown, blue, purple and the ones above are green.
These 2 oz are a must have for making your own sprays and other concoctions you come up with. You can get all sizes. I use the 2 oz mostly, but 4oz are great for sunscreen, the 16 oz would be good for house cleaning products or things you use a lot of! the 1oz are great to carry on the go!
I use babyfood jars for my creams but if you don’t have those handy, I would get Medium Amber Glass Jar for your homemade rubs like my facial cream, ZZZ massage cream, or respiratory support cream. If you want to make creams and such to give away, I would encourage using these 2 oz. Round Favor Tins .
New Must Have Oils to Try:
I love cedarwood in a diffuser (3 drops) to promote a restful sleep. I put in roller bottle (20 drops) and rub bottoms of feet to help concentration, clear head and focus, even for your littles who need help with this during school time. Only $11 for a large bottle (15ML or 240 drops)!
R.C. is a great blend to support healthy chest, nasal and sinues! I diffuse when we are stuffed up. I rub on areas that need to loosen up! Only $10 for a small bottle (5ML or 80 drops)
Peace and Calming is WONDERFUL for promoting a sense of calm among your children. When they are wild, I diffuse this. Also, in Grace’s nursery, I diffuse every night 2 drops, plus 2 drops of lavender! $15 or so for a small bottle. TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
DiGize is a must have. I LOVE it for supporting our digestive system! It helps to alleviate bloating, excessive gas, nausea, that stuffed feeling or pressure, and relief of occasional heartburn. I just put my finger on the top of the bottle and rub under my tongue. I have it in a roller bottle, diluted with olive oil too and rub on kid’s tummies $33 for a large bottle.
Favorite Uses from the oils in my Premium Starter Kit:
Honestly, I sat on these oils for like 6 months or so before I started using them consistently. I am so glad I finally broke open the goodness and used them!
***Blend equal drops lemon, lavender and peppermint in diffuser to alleviate scratchy eyes, throat, nose, etc). You can also use 6 drops of each in roller bottles filled with carrier oil of your choice and apply ‘raccoon eyes’ on your face and down your neck by your ears.
Your Home Diffuser is easy to work! Press once for it to diffuse constantly, press twice for it to alternate 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off, and press and hold down if you want the light to go off on either setting.
As of Feb 2015, we were paying $150 a month for satellite direct TV/DVR and Internet. Well Matt and I just graduated Financial Peace University, and we are looking to cut some costs…
And we scored a major deal! We decided to cut Satellite TV and buy this Roku 3 Streaming Media Player and Amazon Basics Cable Bundle for less than $85 (including the cable you need to connect)! And it’s free watching of our favorite shows and movies after that! We are Prime Members. If you aren’t already, you need to sign up! Start Free Trial Now!
Hopefully this will keep our family from watching too much TV and save us $120 EACH MONTH!
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If you don’t mind used clothes, there is this AWESOME deal going on right now from an online used kids clothes site, Schoola! Here is how you can get free kids clothes…
1. Click my referral link here and sign up-you will receive $15 free credit! It’s added, don’t worry! You’ll see it when you check out. If you check out, I get $15 for my future orders! YAY!
2. If you shop quickly and order in 30 minutes or less, apply HURRY as the promo code during check out, you’ll get free shipping! Some people have even reported getting an additional 25% off their order but I didn’t see it before checking out. If you add more the $15, there is a possibility of 25% coming off!
3. Use your own referral link and share it with your friends to earn free money for clothes! It’s a win win win!
Yay free clothes! I scored some dress pants for my 7 year old! He’s so tall and growing so quickly!
I just got back from a Kohl’s Victory Shopping Sesh (with Ben and Jojo) where I scored these jean shorts for only $2.71!
click here to either print out this coupon or use it on your mobile. It does say in the fine print up to 8 pairs of denim bottoms (not just jeans) so the lady at the counter had to specially take off $10 PER PAIR!
Get your coupon and go get some cheap clothes! You can always donate what you don’t need personally!
Hope you can find some cute stuff and save some money!!
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Enjoy-get your little ones some great, classic toys for Christmas 🙂
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I grew up one of nine kids so money never flowed freely in my house growing up. I am so grateful for this because I have always known the value of a dollar.
Now that I run our household, I try to coupon, price match with weekly circulars, stretch our food and toiletries, make my own stuff, etc. For the last year, I have heard a ton about essential oils and how much easier they can make your life! But the good oils are quite expensive especially when you are on a tight budget. SO I wanted to share with you three main ways to save money with essential oils: 1. Go with the good stuff 2. Stretch your Oils 3. Find your supplies at the right stores 4. You save in doctor bills and over the counter medicines. … Go with the Good Stuff First of all, I choose to use Young Living essential oils because of quality, potency, purity, business practices and the integrity of the creators/owners. You get the best results with high quality oil like this! You would have to use much more off brand oil to get the same results. Read more on why I choose YL. BUT, because of the potency of YL oils, I hardly ever (if ever) use it neat (which means without being mixed with a carrier oil). I almost always use my oils mixed with either olive oil or coconut oil. Carrier oils not only help your oils to last longer, but they help spread the oils to reach further.
Stretch your Oils Here are some roller bottles that I use-they save you money! So not only are you using your carrier oil to stretch your oh-so-potent essential oils, but the roller spreads it on evenly so it can spread the oil further (one drop of oil can be spread across 4 ft! I buy the tinted glass ones because the clear ones let UV light through, which can actually make the teeny tiny molecules of the essential oils (the ones that are small enough to penetrate and treat you on a cellular level) bigger and therefore less effective. I of course learned this after purchasing like 40 clear ones… oh well! I use these rollers for my allergy stick, sleepy stick, and calm down stick. They are great if you want to mix a few of your oils together, or just highlight one, like my Frankie stick. We love frankincense for so many reasons, but it is one of the most expensive ones, so we usually dilute it in olive oil to stretch it. Matt usually wears his as cologne or as a great mood booster.
Where to Shop for Supplies? It’s easy to get overwhelmed and spend spend spend on supplies for your oils. I would suggest starting small with a few rollers until you get the hang of things and see the health benefits of what you are doing. I use these rollers and I just use Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil . The thing with essential oils is, you MUST buy glass. This is because essential oils will eat away plastic-just watch what citrus oil can do to Styrofoam! Then I would purchase spray bottles and jars. The cheapest place I can find for all my glass bottles, jars, etc is Abundant Health. And if you know other oil users or people who want to start-the best way is to buy in bulk! You can get some serious discounts and save on shipping!! Using coconut oil is a must for essential oils ‘creams’! If you have a Costsco membership, you can usually find it cheapest there. But if you are like me and spend wayyyyyy to much money when you walk in Costco, you can find it online here or if you participate in the food drop, Azure Standard, that is by far the cheapest route to go. I cook with it too so we order a lot of it! For all the bottles, I wrap just plain ol’ masking tape around it and label the oil with a sharpie. Eventually you could order lip balm tubes, metal jars to sell or gift and make money that way! In fact, if you are interested in sharing the oily love with others, with Young Living, you can potentially get paid to use their oils. Unlike most companies, the more people you tell about your oils and get them to sign up under you, you can get a commission off of their mutual love for oils. You could potentially get your oils for free!
Save on co-pays and pharmacy! Certain times of year are the WORST for your bank account because your kids bring home any and every virus, flu, cold, pink eye, etc that’s out there! Read about our “sickagedon” last fall. We spent over $2000 over Sept and Oct in co-pays ($20 each time!), medicine and a hospital trip for my poor, de-hydrated Mikey! To think of the money we could have saved (and trauma avoided!) using EOs…. Since we have started using oils, we have not gone to the doctor once. Not once. Well yes, once-but that was for a well visit and we didn’t have to pay for those! We have seen EOs help with stuffy noses, headaches, respiratory probs, and dropped a few fevers and are in the process of helping a UTI and sinus probs for the hubby! I have banished my plantar wart (ew!), helped with sleep for all of us, my heartburn, headaches, Matt’s snoring, anti-itch for bug bites, healed bruises overnight and the list. Goes. On. So that’s it! That is how I actually SAVE money using Essential Oils, PLUS I feel better giving my family safer and more natural ways to heal.
So What Now? Order a starter kit! It is very easy to get started. My enroller and sponsor number are already typed in so I am the person you would come to with questions or help to get you started! If you would like a step by step document to walk you through signing up, click here. I highly recommend the Premium kit because the value is unbeatable! For the oils alone, it would cost over $150-plus you get a diffuser and membership (which is like taking 24% off the rest of your future orders). The upfront cost is $150 (remember the investment is so worth it!).
REP Theme 2014-2015: Recipe for Joy
Each year, REP has a theme, something to keep as a guideline in our prayers as a community. My first year it was, “Cultivating Christ” using plants, soil, water, son, etc as metaphors for the Gospel message of God’s love for us, our prayer life, going to church, etc. We had sprouts and watering cans on our nametags and each child’s name was written on a little sprout in a row of brown construction paper soil for our Door Tags.
The following year, our theme was, “Shine Christ’s Light.” We discussed light and how important it is in our lives-that we need light for so many things! Our opening night prayer, we had the church dark/dim until a certain time where we talked about how light helps us see clearly, feel safer, etc. Then we turned a lamp on and took off the lampshade. We told everyone that we are called to be like lamps without lampshades-shedding the light of God’s truth and love to a sometimes dark world. Then we passed out little finger flashlights at the end of the prayer service as reminders.
We had light bulb shapes for adult’s name tags and a huge light bulb shape with little lightning bolts with the student’s names written on them for the door tags.
This year our theme is: The Recipe for Joy! We will talk about how each of us, young and old, have a desire for joy and happiness. Many of us search for happiness in food, or video games, or popularity, or clothing, etc. But God gave us a recipe for joy in the Bible. He gave us the Beatitudes and have taught us to pray. We will discuss the “ingredients” for a joyful life (going to Mass, praying by yourself and with others, learning about our faith, being kind to others, etc).
Our Prayer Kits will be used every week, giving the children a hands on opportunity to grow in their relationship with Christ.
The door tags will be a large mixing bowl and each child will be an ingredient shape (egg, measuring cup, spoon, etc). The catechists and volunteers will where name tags with spatulas and whisks on them.
I will be posting pictures of what we come up with when that time comes! Keep this upcoming year in your prayers as I will keep you in mine!