Essential Oils – What’s the Hype?


There’s a buzz on the street.  You’re in the grocery store, at the gas station, dropping your children off at school, and one thing keeps coming up…….Essential Oils.

“My aunt had blood sugar issues.  She’s doing great!”  

“My skin has never been clearer!”

“I’ve removed all the chemicals in my home!”

“I have SO much energy now!”

Have you heard testimony’s like this before? I’m sure you’re thinking, “What’s the big deal,” right?  I’m naturally a skeptic.  Also, as a very busy full-time teacher and Mommy, my time is limited. It takes a lot for me to “jump” on board with the new, latest thing. In summary, I wouldn’t take the time and effort to share this with if I didn’t believe in the power of essential oils!


When I was first introduced to essential oils, I had one goal in mind.  I wanted to find a way to improve my family’s health, naturally and efficiently. There were so many questions I didn’t even know where to start. If you’re interested in essential oils, but don’t know the basics, here are the answers to the fundamental questions.


Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritual and emotional uplifting properties. Seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants are primarily extracted through careful steam distillation but also through cold pressing. The purest essential oils are far more beneficial than the botanicals from which they were extracted.  Each drop is a highly concentrated, therefore containing all of the ingredients, in which it was extracted from,  powers. Below is an example of what one bottle of your favorite oil, may contain.



Essential oils are not only used for fragrance or massage.  Every oil or oil blend is unique. Each bottle, depending on the composition of its ingredients, can have a variety of uses.  Essential oils are a natural and non-toxic alternative that protect you and your loved ones from the dangerous chemicals used in our everyday lives. There are four main categories in a person’s daily lifestyle in which essential oil can be incorporated.





Essential oils are a simple change you can make to replace items in your beauty, cleaning, health, and emotional/spiritual routines.   


Essential oils are made up of minute molecules that are quickly absorbed. Each oil has a unique chemical composition of terpenes, esters, oxides, alcohols, phenols, ketones, and aldehydes. These components interact with bodily systems, and depending on the essential oil support various systems of the body.¹  These components allow oils to enter your body through inhalation and absorption through your skin.Essential Oils have shown to be beneficial in a person’s social-emotional and physical health. According to, ” Many studies of essential oils have found that they have antibacterial effects when applied to the skin. Some essential oils have antiviral activity against the herpes simplex virus. Also, studies in rats have shown that different essential oils can be calming or energizing. When rats were exposed to certain fragrances under stressful conditions, their behavior and immune responses were improved.”²  To learn more check out, “A Scientific Look at Seed to Seal.”


I personally only trust Young Living Essential Oils due to their Seed to Seal® promise. In my personal experience, I have found out that other companies aren’t careful about the creation of their products.  They do limited testing, and the oils they sell have often been exposed to chemicals and other pollutants, which is what you don’t want for your family. Young Living makes sure that each oil goes through a series of tests to determine the purity and potency of our essential oils after distillation.  These tests can quickly determine if the oils have been subjected to dilution, cutting, or adulterated processes. Oils that exhibit even the slightest hint of possible adulteration or tampering are rejected. Additionally, tests confirm that the optimal level of beneficial constituents is present in each batch. Any oils that do not meet established levels are discarded. Young Living only seals and ships oils that meet both purity and potency standards. Young Living uses its internal labs, in addition to third-party audits, to verify that Young Living purity and potency standards are met. (click here to purchase essential oils).



Each bottle of Young Living essential oil is labeled with directions. These instructions vary based on location. Please consult with the product label for appropriate use guidelines. Make sure to use carrier oils, when suggested. A carrier oil ensures that EOs applied topically are comfortable, and prevents waste due to an excessive application. Vegetable shortening, butter, margarine or petroleum derivatives (petrolatum jelly) should not be used.  Oils that are considered “hot” oils should primarily be mixed with a carrier oil. Hot oils” are oils that, when applied to the skin, can cause a hot or burning sensation. Examples of “hot” oils include cinnamon, clove, lemongrass, peppermint, oregano, thyme, Exodus II, and Thieves. Try always to conduct a “patch test.”  To perform a “patch test” do as follows:


1. Apply 1-2 drops of EO to on the forearm.

2. Observe for 1-2 hours

3. Usually, reactions occur within 5-10 minutes.

4. If you experience a hot or burning sensation or if you develop a rash, add V-6 carrier oil to the affected area as often as needed

Here are some quick tips when using Essential Oils.


WHEN Is the right time?

Simple answer…..NOW!!  Essential oils can are used for something as simple as cleaning or something as complicated as emotional support.  Our world is full of toxins that are poisoning your family daily.  Purchasing essential oils is quick, simple, and easy to do.Ones of the best things about oils are that a little goes a long way!  Only one to two drops of an oil in a cleaning product, beauty product, or even your morning water, reaps SO many health benefits! Already have your kit?  

WHere can I purchase essential oils?

Buying essential oils is simple, and you can do it, right here, on Modifying!  Click the link below for a step-by-step guide on how to purchase oils your and your very first Premium Starter Kit!

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Sleepy Cream

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Do you or your loved ones toss and turn during the night? Does someone always wake up feeling unrested and cranky? Sleepy Cream can help! My daughter, Lainey, used to have HORRIBLE night terrors. Her grandmother suggested using Lavender Oil on the bottom of her feet. We were desperate and started applying lavender every night. After a week, her night terrors disappeared! This miracle sparked my interest. I began researching and “Sleepy Cream” was then created! Night terrors are no more, and now we ALL get a good nights rest!

How to Make Sleepy Cream

The first two ingredients you will need to make “sleepy cream” is coconut oil and cocoa butter.  Coconut oil is my FAVORITE carrier oil because of its versatility and texture. The antibacterial properties of coconut oil also protect the skin from potential pathogens. Cocoa butter has a heavenly smell and is a fabulous moisturizer for the skin.  

To begin, you will need to fill a saucepan 1/3 full of water and place it on the stove over medium-low heat.  As the water is warming put 1 cup of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons cocoa butter in a glass bowl.  Slowly lower the bowl of coconut oil and cocoa butter into water (if you have a double you can use that, instead). 

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Allow the two ingredients to melt completely.  It usually takes around 3 to 5 minutes. Once melted remove from heat and stir gently.  After stirring, place the melted mixture into the freezer for 8 to 10 minutes.  The coconut oil and cocoa butter will be “squishy” in the middle.  The outside edge of your concoction may be solid, but no worries… will mix up just fine once you begin blending.

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Now it’s time to whip it up!  Using either a standing or hand mixer, mix the contents of the bowl until it turns to a fluffy consistency.  If you find hard pieces simply fold them in and continue to mix until all is well blended. 

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Next, add the magnesium and essential oils.  Add one tablespoon of magnesium and mix with mixer.  Once the magnesium is blended add 20 drops Cedarwood, 20 drops Stress Away, 20 drops Lavender, and 8-10 drops Vetiver essentials oils. Once essential oils are added, mix one final time. TipI always wait to add the magnesium and essential oils after I have the coconut oil and cocoa butter blended to the consistency I like.  There have been times when my cream was either not harden enough or something (temperature, humidity) caused it to not “whip up” the way I preferred.  When this happens simply remelt the mixture and try again.

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Finally, place your cream in an oil-safe plastic or glass container to store for later! To use for improved sleep, apply to bottom of feet at bedtime for an awesome and interrupted night.  Sleepy cream can also be used as a calming body butter or hand cream!  It’s great for winter months when you have dry or cracked hands. Enjoy!


Sleepy Cream Ingredients

  • 2 T cocoa butter
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 T magnesium oil
  • 20 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 20 drops Stress Away essential oil
  • 8-10 drops Vetiver essential oil
  • Pot filled 1/3 full of water or double boiler
  • Glass bowl
  • Glass or oil-safe plastic container

How to Make Sleepy Cream

  1. Combine cocoa butter and coconut oil in glass bowl. Fill a pot on the stove 1/3 full with water, and place the glass bowl into the water.
  2. Turn the stove onto medium-low heat, and melt the contents of glass bowl on the stove for about 3-5 minutes. You want the water to be at a gentle simmer, not boiling, so lower the temperature if needed. Stir the contents of the jar every so often to help everything combine.
  3. As soon as the ingredients are melted and combined, remove the bowl from the water.
  4. Place the glass bowl into the freezer.
  5. After 8-10 minutes, remove bowl from freezer and blend contents with standing or hand mixer until fluffy.
  6. When mixture is fluffy, add magnesium oil and blend with mixer.
  7. Once magnesium oil is evenly dispersed, add Lavender, Vetiver, Cedarwood, and Stress Away essential oils and blend with mixture a final time.
  8. Scoop the mixture into glass or oil safe plastic container and rub on bottom of feet at night or use as a calming hand/body moisturizer. 

Have any questions? Have a “Sleepy Cream” success story? Do you make your own version of sleepy cream? SHARE BELOW!  I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Throbbin’ Noggin’ Roll-On

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Need an alternative for your little ones throbbin’ Noggin’?  Check out this video tutorial to learn how to make this awesome (and Effective) roll-on!

Essential Oils-Emotional Balance

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Balance Emotions with Essential oils

Essential oils have the ability to directly access and affect the brain’s limbic region, the center of emotion and memory. Many oils can be used to create a positive emotional state, help soothe grief, create an environment of relaxation at the end of a long day, and much more. Sometimes a busy schedule and the demands of daily life can make it nearly impossible to relax. Chronic stress can bring a host of health issues, including poor digestion, insomnia, weight gain, headaches, and more.  Do you sometimes toss and turn at night? Essential oil products can help soothe your mind and body, bringing tranquility and restfulness to your bedtime when occasional stresses or preoccupations keep you awake. Combat the emotional and physical toll of the stress in your life with our pure, relaxing essential oils.

The following essential oils and essential oil blends through diffusion, direct inhalation, and massage, have shown to help support and maintain overall emotional health.  They are listed by each emotion name, following which oils have shown to ease or promote each one.

Addiction Basil, Bergamont, Clary Sage,  Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Ocotea, Rose, Vetiver

Aggression Bergamont, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood (Atlas), Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

Anger Bergamont, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Roman Chamomile,Cedarwood (Atlas), Clary Sage, Eucalyptus Radiata, Forgiveness, Geranium, Ginger, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mryhh, Neroli, Patchouli, Release, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Stress Away, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Apathy- Basil, Bergamont, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Ginger, Jasmine, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Rose

Burnout- Bergamont, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Ginger, Helichrusym, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Stress Away, Vetiver

Confusion- Basil, Bergamont, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Clarity, Cypress, Helichrusym, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Stress Away

Dissappointment- Basil, Bergamont,  Cardamom, Cypress, Chamomile(German & Roman),  Clary Sage, Cypress, Forgiveness, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Helichrysum, Hyssop, Jasmine, Joy, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange,Stress Away, Rose

Fatigue(emotional/mental)- Basil, Cardamom, Cinnamin, Clove, Coriander, Eucalyptus Radiata, Ginger,  Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Juniper, Orange, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Fear- Basil, Bergamont, Cedarwood, Chamomile(Roman),  Clary Sage, Cypress, fennel, Frankincense,Hyssop,  Lavender, Lemon, Sandalwood, Stress Away

Fidgety Basil, Cedarwood, Chamomile(Roman or German), Clarity, Lavender, Vetiver

Frustration- Bergamont,  Chamomile(Roman or German), Ginger, Helichrysum, Joy, Lavender,  Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Stress Away

Grief- Bergamont, Chamomile(Roman), Jasmine, Joy,  Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Palo Santo, Rose, Sandalwood, Stress Away

Hysteria- Chamomile(Roman & German), Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Peppermint, Stress Away, Tea Tree

Impatience- Chamomile(Roman & German), Clary Sage, Frankincense, Lavender, Peppermint

Indecision-Clarity, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus Radia, Lemon, Patchouli, Peppermint

Jealousy– Jasmine, Rose

Irritability Chamomile (Roman), Clary Sage, Lavender, Lemon, Joy, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Stress Away, Vetiver

Mood Swings- Cardamom, Cedarwood, Geranium, Joy, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli,  Stress Away, Ylang Ylang

Negativity Bergamont, Chamomile (Roman & German), Helichrysum, Hyssop, Joy, Lavender,  Lemon, Neroli,  Orange, Palo Santo,  Peppermint

Nervous– Chamomile (Roman & German), Clary Sage, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium,  Joy, Lavender,  Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Palo Santo, Peppermint, Rose, Sandalwood, Stress Away, Vetiver

Panic- Angellica, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Ylang Ylang

Sadness- Jasmine, Joy, Stress Away, Rose

Shyness- Black Pepper, Ginger, Jasmine, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose, Neroli, Ylang Ylang

Stress Bergamont, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Joy, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Palo Santo, Pathchouli, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Stress Away, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Worry- Cardamom, Chamomile (Roman & German), Clary Sage, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Joy, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Palo Santo, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Stress Away, Vetiver

 How do I choose what’s right for me?

There are so many oils listed for each emotion and yes, it can be a little overwhelming. I know that buying can be intimidating, but trust me, it’s SO worth it!  I was VERY skeptical in the beginning.  I was given my starter kit as a graduation present.  If you aren’t quite sure about oils, but would like to try them out, I would definitely recommend purchasing a Premium Started Kit.  This includes all the basics you need to begin such as a diffuser and the Everyday Essential Oil Kit.  The Everyday Essential oils include every home’s must haves, such as lavender, lemon, tea tree, frankincense, and more.  You save over $250 when you make this purchase!  Also, if you purchase the Premium Starter Kit, you will save 24% on all other Young Living oils and products (click here to learn why I choose Young Living Oils)! 

A great way to narrow down which ones you would like to purchase first is to self-reflect. Here are steps to decide which oils you would like to purchase to support your emotional health.

Step 1: Make a list of the most troublesome emotions

The best place to start is to reflect on why you seeking help at this time?  What emotions are you, or the person you are wanting to help, currently battling at this time? Unfortunately, most people aren’t having difficulties with only one emotion in their lives.  I recommend writing the top 2 to 5 emotions you feel may need so assistance.  

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Step 2: List oils only in your most worrisome emotion

To save time, only list the oils that are recommended for the emotion you are most experiencing.  It will make step 3 a lot easier!


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Step 3: Compare lists and Mark recurrent oils only

The third step is to look at your second most occuring emotion and as you review the list, ONLY mark oils you see n each one.  For instance,  Bergamont is listed as an oil used to help stress, as well as negativity; therefore, I checked my list.  I did not check Clary Sage, however, because it was listed for stress, but not negativity. Continue to follow this step until all lists are compared.

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STEP 4: Highlight repeated oils

Now that you compared and mark the recurrent oils, you are able to see which oils are most needed for your personal emotional state.  Highlight each ones so you are able to clearly decipher which oils may be best to invest in, at this time. For instance, in the below list I can see oils I may want to purchase are bergamont, roman chamomile, joy, lavender, and peppermint.

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Step 5Research and purchase

These steps are a great way to narrow down which oils may assist your current emotional needs, however, it is best to do your own research.  I personally prefer Young Living Essential Oils due to their seed to seal® promise of purity, as well as the integrity of the company (click here to learn why I choose Young Living Oils)!   Here are some resources to learn more about essential oils.



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I will be the first to admit that I used to be a skeptic and refused to believe that essential oils worked.  I had a family member that became involved and begged me to listen. I thought, “Oils….are you kidding me?  Natural Cleaning? That is ridiculous!  There’s no way I’m rubbing anything on my child’s feet/chest/head…that’s insane! A drop of Thieves™ under my tongue….okay, this is crazy!”  After researching and using some of these products,  I realized that oils are truly an amazing gift given to us from God.   Personally, my and my family’s overall health and wellness has improved since we have begun using oils.  In today’s world, we are exposed to toxic substances in food, clothing, cleaning, and beauty products, and even our water. Essential oils are a simple, natural, and non-toxic “modification.” There are thousands of recipes which are extremely quick and easy to make. Even the busiest mommies can make these small changes to their cleaning, health/wellness routines due to the simplicity of these recipes.


Young Living is a company that has built their business on a promise. They promise they will provide the safest, cleanest, and purest oils in the world. These oils have the power to change the way you feel emotionally, physically, and mentally.  

Ready to dive into an improved lifestyle?

Begin my journey today!

I will say that starting my journey of natural living was one I will never regret! Essential oils are NOT a fad or trend……they ARE the answer to staying above the wellness line.  By making this small change you will:

  • Protect you and your family from TOXIC and HARSH chemicals
  • Save money by creating beauty/cleaning/health products that are SAFE and EFFECTIVE and ECONOMICAL
  • Promote mental clarity/restore the body’s harmonic balance(more energy, better sleep)
  • Get peace of mind from implementing natural health/wellness for your family

the best way to start your Journey is with the Premium starter kit

 An extraordinary value that offers a comprehensive introduction to the power of essential oils, the Premium Starter Kit is the perfect option for those who are serious about transforming their lives.

Your Premium Starter Kit Includes:

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Premium Starter Kit


  • Home Diffuser
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint Vitality™.5-ml
    • Lemon Vitality™.5-ml
    • Copaiba Vitality™.5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Purification® 5-ml
    • R.C.™ 5-ml
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
    • Stress Away™ 5-ml

      Everyday Essential Oils included in Premium Starter Kit

      Everyday Essential Oils included in Premium Starter Kit

    • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
    • 10 Sample Packets
    • 10 Love It? Share It!Sample Business Cards
    • 10 Love It? Share It!Sample Oil Bottles
    • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
    • Product Guide and Product  Price List
    • Essential Oil Magazine
    • Essential Edge
    • Member Resources

One or more of the following essential oils may be substituted in the event of sourcing constraints or supply considerations: AromaEase™, Citrus Fresh™ Vitality™, Lemongrass Vitality™, Orange Vitality™ and Tea Tree.



Follow these simple steps to begin your oily journey!

page1enrol1. Click here to sign up ——->Essential Oil Sign-Up   (You will see page below)

2:Choose —>  your MembershipCheck   the “Member” box

3. Sponsor and Enroller– The “Sponsor ID” and “Enroller ID” should be automatically entered, but if not, type in 1744375 for BOTH the “Sponsor ID” and “Enroller ID.”  After completed click “Next” button at the bottom of the page.

4.Enter personal information (name, address, city, state, zip, email, phone number)

5. Enter sign-in information -(create username, passwords, 4 digit pin)

6. Enter Tax information-When you purchase your kit you also have the ability to sell Young Living yourself! If you choose to do so,  and you make over $600 selling Young Living products, you will receive a tax form in the mail. (your social security number is required for tax purposes, only.  It is 100% safe and WILL NOT be shared or used for any other purpose).

7. Check the “Terms of Use” for Young Living. When completed click “Agree and Continue.”starterkitenroll


8. Choose your “Starter Kit” and diffuser. To be a wholesale member, you must sign up for a starter kit.  It is the best VALUE and includes all the oils you need to begin.

erenroll9. Select if you would like to participate in Essential Rewards – This is a GREAT program.  You set up what oils you want for the month and ER automatically sends your order on the date of your choice.  You earn points for FREE items, as well as qualify for a higher discount rate the longer you are enrolled.  You can add items each month to transition into your natural lifestyle.


10. Click “Continue Shopping” to add more products OR click “Enrollment Checkout” to go to enter your checkout information.

11.  Enter your billing information– address, shipping method, and credit card information.

12. Place your order– Review your order and then click “Activate and Place Order” (and get excited) to have it shipped! 


Need some more help ordering you essential oils???  If you would like to see a step-by-step sign-up  VIDEO tutorial click HERE


You are now ready to “modify” your life for the better!


My oils are on the way!!! what do I do now??safeoils

Make a plan of action!

It is a SUPER exciting time!  Your oils will be at your home before you know it!  Here are some things you can do to begin your natural living transformation.

1. Review Essential Oil Safety tips!  Essential Oils ARE safe. However, there are proper ways to use them.  Review these quick Tips.

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2. Find some DIY recipes or research “how-to-use” guides.  This way you can dive right in and begin using your oils as soon as they arrive!! Check out my pages for ideas      

       DIY Cleaning Recipes 



3. Purchase other items you may need to create your DIY projects. I have gathered my own Natural Living Toolkit.  All the elements that are included are my “must-haves” a for a toxin and chemical free life.  Click below to see my “Natural Living Toolkit.”                                      

Click here to see the Natural Living Toolkit

4. When the oils arrive, you are now ready to begin your new and improved routine for your family! I am so thankful that you chose to incorporate essential oils into your life!  You will quickly understand the high power of these amazing items!!!



Have a question or want to share a story???  please comment below!  i would love to hear from you!!