9 Outrageous Oils To Make Your Life Explode

  1. “3 Wise Men” – Really?? Are there that many? I’m not so sure. The Bible doesn’t even say there were three of them back then either. However, if this is true, then they are some pretty awesome men, because it “supports emotional equilibrium as it soothes and uplifts the heart.” Teddy bears and chocolate usually do that for me, but those are far less potent than this essential oil blend. It got me…

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Procrastination

The urge to put off, ignore, postpone those things we need to do. My dentist knows about that, I was supposed to go in for a checkup in April, and I finally did it last week. I knew it was the right thing to do, but I dragged my feet like a teenager asked to do just about anything. Procrastination happens when our will gets paralyzed because we don’t do what we know we should…

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NingXia Nitro Cognitive Boost

Ninja Alert!! Ever want to be thinking clearly AND full of energy but NOT shaky? This is a Ninja Mom’s must have! Ningxia Nitro is a healthy alternative to chemical -laden, anti-nutritional energy drinks. Forget the mere 5 Hour Energy drinks –Add NingXia Nitro™ to 2oz of NingXia Red for all-day energy! How to Use This stuff is AWESOME straight up! Consume NingXia Nitro™ directly from the tube or mix with 2-4 oz. of NingXia…

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Orange Essential Oil (Oil A Week)

I love essential oils that are versatile like orange. It slices, it dices! Furniture polish to alert teenagers with smooth skin, stress-be-gone to bug offender. This stuff is good. It also happens to be budget-friendly. Have you noticed how many cleaning products on the market use orange oil? With pure therapeutic grade essential oil, I have control over what else I mix with it. I don’t mix with chemicals that I can’t pronounce, or nasty…

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Pet Marking Be Gone

Could this adorable fuzz ball completely wreck carpeting in pursuit of “claiming” territory as her own? You bet! No matter how many times we’ve tried to get her to go potty on the potty pad (what a concept!) she has this one spot in the back of the living room that she prefers. Lotsa money, scrubbing, and cleaning of the area does not seem to affect her marking habits one bit. Cut to the chase…….

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Using Thieves Household Cleaner

thieves household cleaner

Thieves Household Cleaner Dilution Chart Based on one capful = Tablespoon   Light degreasing (1:60)  ½ tbsp. cleaner : 3.75 cups water 1 bottle makes 30 quarts of light degreaser Med. degreasing (1:30) ½ tbsp. cleaner : little less than 2 cups water 1 bottle makes 15 quarts of medium degreaser Heavy degreasing (1:15) ½ tbsp. cleaner : little less than 1 cup water 1 bottle makes 71/2 quarts of heavier degreaser Pots & Pans…

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Emotional Support For Teenagers

Any mom with teenagers can recognize the teenage need for emotional support and stability. As I like to say about the mood swings: “Are we up, or are we down?” Here is a tried and true method for keeping on top of that emotional roller coaster called adolescence. Chocolate chip cookies are also highly recommended.

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Di-Gize Blend (Oil A Week)

Nothing can trash a great outing with kids like tummy complaints. Di-Gize essential oil blend is the standard I reach for, whether it’s kids, myself, or a friend.  My kids knew which oil this one was when they were little (right up there with Peace & Calming, another ninja mom lifesaver.)  Di-Gize blend is my starting point, as in “put this on while I figure out if there’s anything else I wanna use.”  It’s been…

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Angelica Essential Oil (Oil A Week)

angelica plant

Angelica essential oil (Angelica archangelica) has soothing qualities that are relaxing. In Germany, angelica was historically referred to as the “oil of angels,” in part because of its ability to calm, restore happy memories, and bring peaceful sleep. Useful for normal, healthy digestive and respiratory support. Angelica is rejuvenating and energizing for ninja moms, particularly following having a normal, healthy childbirth. Emotionally, angelica essential oil can have a grounding effect for persons prone to being…

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Abundance Essential Oil Blend (Oil A Week)

abundance blend stylized

Abundance Blend is a good-stuff magnet. Our thoughts and intentions enhanced by fragrance create a positive environment called the “law of attraction” which basically means you are open to good stuff and good stuff is attracted to you. The shift in our hearts and minds toward a sense of abundance and gratitude rather than scarcity is a powerful working force in our lives. Most people tend to live from a sense of never having enough,…

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Be Nice To Your Liver

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Your liver is a very important organ in your body. According to WebMd.com “The liver’s main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins important for blood clotting and other functions.” Young Living Essential Oils…

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Grounding Essential Oil Blend (Oil A Week)

Grounding essential oil blend is an excellent aroma when working with people who are hurting emotionally, including yourself. This essential oil blend causes a sense of confidence to cope with reality in a better way.  I used it myself in grad school, when I knew there would be emotionally intense topics such as domestic violence and child abuse. The Grounding blend helped me stay in touch with myself, balanced and centered, even though I was…

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Trauma Life (Oil A Week)

I carry Trauma Life Blend around in my purse every day. No, I’m not a hysterical person, and I don’t live in a war zone or in eminent danger of any particular kind. Be careful how you respond to the word “trauma“.  The word originally implied “unpleasant experience which causes stress.” (dictionary.com)  Having teenagers constitutes trauma.  My kids will certainly tell you that an upcoming oral report or exam constitutes trauma.  When my kids go…

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Clarity Essential Oil Blend (Oil A Week)

Clarity 3321 bottle

Be Alert. The world needs more Lerts. The world definitely needs more alert moms, and alert teenagers would be a huge blessing to society at large. Clarity Essential Oil Blend may cause a sense of mental alertness and clearness of mind. Our family likes to travel overnight to take advantage of the open roads free of traffic jams. As beautiful as this is, it is also crucial that all drivers are alert and awake at…

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Oils I Used Today

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Peppermint and cedarwood– bar soap — the minty smell helps me wake up in the morning ART Day Activator (frankincense, sandalwood & other stuff) — gives me the appearance of soft, smooth skin Ningxia Red — secret ninja mom powers Omega Blue — wellness lifestyle Thieves – household cleaner, cuz it looked like someone turned on the blender full of tomato sauce without a lid in the kitchen. Not that anyone would actually do anything…

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Frankincense Essential Oil (Oil A Week)

frankincense display

For spiritual awareness, prayer, and meditation, Frankincense essential oil stands alone in its power. This makes sense to me, as people from different religions have highly valued and respected it for thousands of years. Not only is it amazing in spiritual uplifting and strengthening, it’s also used by quite a few ninja moms for the appearance of incredibly soft, smooth, skin. Frankincense essential oil is my go-to oil that I use as a layer along…

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Teenager Attitudes Reversed!

Yup, you saw that right…attitudes reversed, mom of teenagers experiences relief…. film at 11:00 pm.  A Young Living Distributor with 3 teenage boys, all with special challenges, Sylvia was wayyyy past due for some respite from her daily circus of teenage attitude along with the other all-too-familiar traits of Planet Teenage Boy (PTB) citizens. The air was tense, the parents were tense, the teenagers were busy eye-rolling, nit picking at each other, not listening (“Huh?!”),…

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Valor Essential Oil Blend (Oil A Week)

I noticed another Young Living enthusiast/ninja like myself gushing that they wanted to “smear Valor all over myself.” This is not particular to Valor Blend at all, I find that often the concept of smearing [insert YL oil here] comes bursting out of someone who has experienced the amazing-ness of these oils. It is our deep desire for more of that which is good, excellent, exquisite and extraordinary. I could write books on the technical…

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Snap Out Of It Recipe

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You may have noticed my Oil A Week isn’t quite posted this week.  Bummer week, still wishing I could put Abundance Blend on my fig tree out back and create a money tree, cuz we got a dead car, fried electrical wiring in the kitchen, and RIP to my digital camera as well.  So I’ve been strictly following this Snap Out Of It protocol which I invented: 1.  Smear Clarity oil all over my face…

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Peace & Calming (Oil A Week)

I’m willing to take a stand when it comes to the notion of Peace & Calming® as a major part of my ninja mom arsenal to create an environment of harmony, agreement, calm, serenity, composure, cessation, order, pacification, reconciliation, truce, unity, congeniality, contentment, hush, lull, quiet, relaxation, repose, rest, stillness, and tranquility (I do so love thesaurus.com.) Is there anyone out there who would be opposed to these qualities in their life? Kids, teenagers, dogs,…

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Yummy snack on the go

“I discovered a delicious lunch or snack: I add one scoop of Balance Complete™ to ½ cup Greek-style yogurt, a teaspoon of agave, and a sliced banana. This fills me up and keeps me going for quite a few hours. It is a great way to keep hunger at bay and get some calcium and fiber in my diet. The taste is yummy, too.” Luana Navarro

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PanAway Essential Oil Blend (Oil A Week)

Moms with teenagers are surely aware of the extreme need to make the overabundance of pans go away. Some might say that Young Living came through once again for desperate housewives suffering from too much cookware, but they would be wrong. Apparently, anything that supports our bodies in response to the word “ouch” is considered medicinal and regulated by the FDA. I must be under that jurisdiction, as when any “body” in my family cries…

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