July News

I'm late to the game, but it's official! My daughter, Evangeline and I will be heading to the Haven Conference August 5-7 and will be revealing a fun partnership along with kicking off a long-time-coming room makeover, something that's been on my mind ever since we bought this house 9 years ago. Can't wait! Now, who will I get to hug at the Haven Conference again this year? 

Haven Conference

New Young Living product reveal! You've heard me share about essential oils but Young Living is about so much more, it's evolved into a lifestyle for our family. You know those subscription boxes for just about everything under the sun? How about one where YOU choose what you want? lifestyle in a box I love ordering my non toxic products including cleaning supplies, laundry and dish soap, beauty supplies, essential oils, etc. monthly and having them delivered to my door! PLUS, I receive rewards for my purchases and promotional items too. It's a no-brainer! Okay, on to the new products! Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff I can't wait to get this essential oil. I DO live my passion so this is the perfect blend to accompany my lifestyle.  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff Ah! FDA approved ingredients! This is a BIG deal and going to provide so much relief for hubby's joints.  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff I haven't received my order yet but I have to tell you, I could have used these earlier this week. Thankfully I was armed with my Thieves essential oil to support a healthy immune system and added a Thieves Vitality, Lemon Vitality and honey to hot water for a soothing 'tea'. I'm back to good as new but will have these in stock for next time!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff It's Mr. DIY who does the cooking in our house and we have modified our diet to exclude pasta. However, we do make an allowance for this ancient grain! Can't wait to try it!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff Snack time!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff and OMGOSH - TREATS! Finding a better alternative to the sweet I used to eat is a challenge. These are going to be awesome!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff For weight management support! I heard it's tastes great too! Berry Breeze? Yes, please! Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff Guess who else is going to be happy? There's something for Rosie too!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff With a big DIY project in the works, this is going to come in handy!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff Designed for men, benefitting women too. POWERgize? Oh man. This is on our order for sure!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff Finally! We've made the switch to ditching the chemicals from washing and drying our laundry but now! NOW, a non toxic dishwasher powder to put my mind at ease, we could be choosing the best foods and placing them on dinnerware cleaned with chemicals doesn't make sense. Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff My beverages consist of essential oil infused water and organic green tea 99% of the time. I love adding this refreshing treat once in a while. It's so tasty and just the boost I sometimes need. (Have I mentioned how a certain 19-month-old grandson can be exhausting? haha!) Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff This is so cool! I spy a bunch of favorites to try!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff I snagged this and it arrived today. Beautiful teal color, a capsule holder (no more spills) and a place to organize supplements. So cool!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff How about this? I LOVE that it matches my kitchen! A place to store and organize the Vitality oils we use for our water and cooking! Hurray!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff Exclusive collection!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff Young Living is providing us with the products that support a healthy, green, non toxic lifestyle. It's something I want for my friends too! Let's connect to discuss the details, the DIYShowOff welcome bundle and all of the support and friendships you'll receive when you become a member too! Read more HERE. Check out how you can join me in taking the first steps to creating a healthier lifestyle with Young Living Essential Oils at diyshowoff.com More news and excitement to share! Stay tuned! 

June Welcome Gift

Yes, this is yet another essential oils story from another essential oils crazed friend (w're everywhere you turn, aren't we?) but I encourage you to still read along even if it's not for you, to not skip past or ignore this time around. It's near and dear to my heart and I hope you'll stick with me today. Thank you in advance, friends! 

Young Living essential oils @diyshowoff

Life outside of DIY: My weeks have been filled with all things essential oils, (did you just groan?!). I heard that! I ask that you bear with me and just read along. It's a lifestyle that's been prominent in our home lately along with sharing in my community, at cancer support groups, vendor events and even a museum soon. It only makes sense that I share here where I have a voice too. This week I hope to share a fun DIY essential oils recipe but before that, I'm sure you've heard a lot about essential oils lately and I wanted to tell you a little more about how Young Living essential oils changed our life. And like most, once you see for yourself, your life is changed. I know. It sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? Like something you may want to avoid, remain in the dark over or write off as "scam-ish". Despite seeming trendy at the moment, it really isn't anything "new". Young Living has been around for over 20 years, essential oils for longer than that. It's not a fad or the 'latest thing'...which is what I thought when I first started hearing about it EVERY.WHERE I turned. Why is that? Because like others I'm sure, I feel compelled to share my story and this goodness, because it's an important part of our lives now too, because Young Living offers something different.

Young Living essential oils @diyshowoff

::eye roll:: Why do you keep hearing everyone gabbing about essential oils? Annoyed? I apologize if you are because that's not my intention at all! I'm so grateful when you stop by to read about DIY and my life and even if this is not for you, I thank you for reading on just to humor me and maybe pass along my info to a friend or family who would be interested. Because there might be someone like me out there who needs this, someone who might be desperate enough to try ANY.THING. Something. Anything to get over an issue they deal with frequently with no answers. 

When I first heard about essential oils my thoughts were "not for me!". I mean, "c'mon, really"? "Really?" If they work as wonderful as everyone claims, why haven't I heard about them before? That's a whole other story but for me, it took TRYing something once. You guys, it really worked. "What the heck?!" I was super-shocked that it resolved my issue, one I had been dealing with for years. Why HADN'T I heard of this before?! It opened my eyes. It raised awareness. And with my family's major health scares in recent years, I believe it was an answer to my prayers.

Young Living essential oils @diyshowoff

Try essential oils and they didn't work? Why did I chose YL? To be honest, because Young Living is what I was fortunate enough to be introduced to first, the brand I first tried thanks to Carrie at Making Lemonade Blog (I'm forever grateful, Carrie!) and then after a little research, learning that they're #1 worldwide, the BEST essential oils an essential oil-infused products, a 20+ year history (wow!) and a seed to seal guarantee, that all essential oils are not created equal (a cheaper brand from say WalMart is not going to have the same health benefits, if any, because of quality)...I decided this was the brand for me. I love DIY, budget friendly projects, thrifty finds and awesome deals but some things aren't worth scrimping on and integrity and quality is important to me. 

"But I don't have $$$ to shell out." I understand that sentiment well. But it IS worth that initial investment of $160 for 11 essential oils, diffuser, samples, rollerball fitment and welcome gifts from me. And for me personally, it has been worth placing a monthly order. Now before you get all..."ah-ha - there you go! It's not just a premium starter kit after all!" ...all I do is simply shift my spending from the store to Young Living for what I was mostly already buying. The best part? We're creating a home environment that is toxin-free. How? There are so many essential oils we grab now instead of opening the bathroom supply cabinet. Instead of purchasing supplements from a big box store, we're getting them from Young Living (and actually...I wasn't really all that into supplements before although I did want to make better choices for supporting a healthy body). Now I clean with a multi-purpose cleaner concentrate that's natural instead of suffering respiratory issues like I did with the store-bought cleaners. Even our laundry detergent is now purchased through Young Living. What else? Deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, facial cleanser, shampoo, conditioner, soap, hand sanitizer, floss...all of those products without harmful chemicals. And guess what?! I earn rewards on my purchases too - BIG rewards, as in 10-20% back for free products with an opt-in essential rewards program (not required). I wasn't getting rewards from the store (or a paycheck for recommending products to friends...but more on that later). And hey, it's pretty nice that those products are delivered to my door. But all I'm asking is that you "TRY" them with all that comes packaged in a Premium Starter Kit. 

Yea, but what's the catch? Aren't MLMs scammy? A premium starter kit is simply the cost of a lifetime membership. That's it. Period. Only with this lifetime membership fee, I actually got nearly $300 in products for $160 to show for that money I spent. There are NO further obligations. I do NOT have to purchase regularly or ever again (except to maintain an active status, but even going inactive has no penalty. I would simply place another order to re-activate each year if I wish to, whenever I am ready. If not, there are no consequences). There's no contract like I have with my cell phone, no penalty if I want to quit...I just fade away and never order again. If I would decide 10 years down the road to order, my lifetime membership will kick in to give me access to the wholesale prices. No need to call and cancel membership or stop automatic payments or anything along those lines. I do NOT have to sell or sign people up. It's actually much like but a lot better than the annual $45 membership fee we pay to Sam's Club to get the bulk/discounted pricing. You purchase a premium starter kit (a fair way to really experience essential oils and the benefits) and you're a lifetime member with access to wholesale prices. It's a no brainer and a win and I breathe easier knowing my family isn't going to suffer long term side effects from toxic ingredients. 

Chemical free living has to start somewhere. Take a look at this LIVE GREEN EARN GREEN video real quick. Isn't that sad? It's up to us as individuals to make healthier decisions because it's not happening with what is celebrity or professionally endorsed. Most times, their bottom line is $$$ and business; not our well-being, not what's best for us and our families. 

Quick recent personal uses: (it's like this every day...a quick look up in my reference guide or connecting with my support team for recommendations for just.about.everything and I'm armed and empowered with natural products and no need to run to the store with resources to guide me). My grandson is going to associate natural essential oils and GOOD scents with grammy and pap. He has such a good head start on living a clean life. We grab oils for supporting the immune system, purifying the air, booboos, wellness, sleep, cleaning, uplifting, adding to cooking recipes, beverages, for occasional stress and more. And those lifestyle changes? They motivated more health conscious choices. Better dietary decisions, a husband who's down 40 lbs. and keeping it off! And that exercise routine I always put off? Okay, you got me. I still put that off! haha! But, I'm working on it! Today, I'm feeling a bit sore from stretching muscles I didn't know existed from a beginner's YouTube yoga routine yesterday for the first time. It's something I'd been telling myself I wanted to start but years later, here I sit. I applied a  motivating/energizing oil yesterday and dove in and today I'll be using another essential oil for after exercise symptoms, if you know what I mean. I haven't struggled with weight issues but that doesn't mean I'm fit. Young Living gave us the kick in the pants we needed. Also just this morning, Russ was complaining about pests on his plants in the garden. It was nice to look in my guide and find a recipe to assist. We had the supplies to make up a chemical-free spray and IT WORKED! It's also nice to whip up a DIY recipe for gifts, samples to help friends, so many different uses. We follow a daily routine. We also discover new uses nearly daily too. 

But how do I know what to use oils for?  Well, unlike buying essential oils from the store where a store associate isn't going to offer any help, once you purchase a premium starter kit from me - I am here to hold your hand to get you started, offer guidance, resources, educational material and an awesome huge online team/community of friends to answer questions and empower you to take charge of promoting wellness for you and your family. Before long, you're retaining that information and have the tools you need to USE your essential oils, not to mention the other products available. Young Living has the largest selection of essential oils, essential oil blends, essential oil infused supplements and products I've ever seen! 

Young Living essential oils @diyshowoff

And you know what makes me sad? Seeing friends with issues that I know would benefit from essential oils because I've experienced it myself.

Even sadder? That I fear or worry about approaching them because of the stigma associated with network marketing business or even essential oils for that matter. I'm an introvert and it really takes stepping outside of my comfort zone (even to write this blog post). However, the new healthier me feels compelled to share. If reaching out means I help one person, it's worth it. 

"I hesitate to buy a kit because then I have to sell oils." Nope. Wrong! I 'accidentally' built a business. Isn't that strange? I don't know anyone who says I want to build an MLM business. "NO. Just NO." That was my mindset. But by sharing how they work for me like I would share my favorite restaurant, listening to friends and family not feeling well and maybe sometimes giving samples...well, it just happened. So random and unplanned. And when I finally personally looked at the compensation plan out of curiosity, I was blown away with the potential. In fact, some of my friends have even retired their husbands. Financial freedom is a possibility. I didn't have to buy some $$$$ business starter kit to get started (the premium starter kit which provides the lifetime wholesale membership is all that I needed). I don't have monthly quotas or inventory. I don't have to hold qualifying parties or achieve a certain level of sales each month. I simply show those I care about how to get their own essential oils. It's not a get rich quick scheme by any means, it's an honest compensation plan and business model. But yes, my paycheck is surpassing my blogging income which had surpassed my healthcare administrative position I held for nearly 20 years. Blogging took 9 years to get to that point. Essential oils? I'm celebrating my 2 year anniversary! But, "you have a blog", some say. "That makes it easier." You'd think so, right? However, it's not my experience. Most readers coming across this blog post will ignore it, others will unsubscribe or unfollow. (Please don't!) That saddens me but success comes from heart-centered sharing, caring and helping others achieve wellness. And before your brain registers the warning "pyramid scheme", let me say...I find that a traditional job more closely resembles a pyramid scheme. In my previous positions, I was working to make the people above me or the company I worked for money. There was a cap on what I could earn. I actually reached that level with 20 years of experience. My position and income level was lower than the person above me who had a lower paying job than the person above them. That sound a lot like the shape of a pyramid, doesn't it? Young Living? My friend, you could join under me today, start building a business immediately and pass me up tomorrow. Not exactly a pyramid shape, is it?

Change is hard: Did you know that I used to be an expensive candle junkie? I love when my home smells good, don't you? I didn't even think about the chemicals I was breathing in. The latest greatest beauty product or $$$ designer perfume? Yep, that was me. And now? I get MORE compliments on my home smelling soooo good along with now feeling "peaceful" (benefits of essential oils with relaxing properties). No flame, no hot wax. A diffuser emits a cool mist of essential oils into the air and shuts off when it's empty or after 4 hours. How cool is that? The same with me smelling better too. Instead of turning away people sensitive to synthetic ingredients in my pricey perfume, I'm asked by strangers what I'm wearing (and of course it's essential oils, a blend I made up myself with health benefits). Isn't that neat? I've never been told I smell like a stinky hippie. lol! People inhale deeply and just ask what I'm wearing and want to know more (for real - in a check out line more than once!). I never even thought about my body absorbing the chemicals I applied topically and how that would affect me long term. And I've always had the metabolism type that could eat whatever I wanted without gaining weight. That does not mean I was healthy or fit. But I'm now taking better care of myself and that feels good. I feel good!  

creating a beautiful home

Closing: Okay, thanks for bearing with me or pacifying me while I got that off my chest. It's important to me to raise awareness and share these unbelievable powerful drops of goodness with others. Even if you are not interested, it's worth looking into a little more. Even if you get them from someone else, I encourage you to just.get.them. (Although research brands to find a quality that will give you results.) And I would be honored to be your enroller and sponsor for Young Living. I look forward to getting to know you better.

Now I can get back our regularly scheduled DIY posts. But first...ready to learn more or get started on your oily journey with my help? I'd like to introduce you to the...

June Welcome Gift: I offer some AH-mazing welcome gifts (valued at $25) with purchase of a premium starter kit using member#1836762 at yldist.com/roeshel from me personally. Once I receive notice that you've made the leap, I will be in touch to customize your welcome gift package to tailor them to fit your personal needs) and get your goodies out to you! (US members only. Friends in other countries - I will be send you a comparable welcome gift). Offer expires June 30, 2016. I know it's a bit of an investment but it's one I've never regretted, it's worth saving for and it's my hope that my readers experience the same wellness too. Thanks for taking the time to read and/or share my blog post today! xo 

DIY Hand Purifier Teacher Appreciation Gift

One of the perks of having essential oils and {make & take party} supplies on hand is having last minute gift ideas. I whipped up this DIY hand purifier for Teacher Appreciation Gifts for the little one's daycare workers. Affiliate links listed below. 

DIY Hand Purifier - teacher appreciation gift

DIY essential oil infused hand sanitizer spray recipe @diyshowoff What I used: feel free to alter the recipe according to your stash of essential oils (use a cleansing/purifying blend).  What I did: I added the following to a 1 oz. glass spray bottle: 5-7 drops of Thieves essential oil, 2-3 drops of Melaleuca, one squirt of V6 then a pinch of epsom salt (to help keep oil + liquid mixed). I then 1/2 filled with distilled aloe liquid, topped off to where the bottle starts to curve at the neck of the bottle with witch hazel. Secure lid, shake and spray. Embellish with decorative tape and a label. Tie on a handwritten note with pretty ribbon.  "Thanks you for your helping hands."  DIY essential oil infused hand sanitizer spray recipe @diyshowoff Learn more about Young Living essential oils here

Hosting an Essential Oils, Chocolate & Massage Party (Graphics and Tips)

Planning a fun get together with friends? In the midst of DIY projects and spring cleaning, I recently hosted a fun gathering of close friends. A day of pampering and friends, chocolate, wine, essential oil and massages. How fun! I spent some time making up some pretty pictures and thought I'd share with my essential oil lovin' DIY ShowOff friends too. You're welcome to use the graphics and ideas below as inspiration for hosting your own event {for personal use only}. You may add your own text to the blank flyer but I ask that you keep my watermark. Thank you! Enjoy! How fun! Get free graphics, tips and ideas for hosting an essential oils party with a chocolate & massage theme @diyshowoff

{Facebook event cover photo} How fun! Get free graphics, tips and ideas for hosting an essential oils party with a chocolate & massage theme @diyshowoff

{use Picmonkey to add your own text including date, time, location, rsvp info}

How fun! Get free graphics, tips and ideas for hosting an essential oils party with a chocolate & massage theme @diyshowoff

{graphics for sharing on your Facebook event page}

A reminder to take care of "you"... How fun! Get free graphics, tips and ideas for hosting an essential oils party with a chocolate & massage theme @diyshowoff

I generally stick to essential oil infused ice water and healthy organic/non GMO refreshments at my gatherings but on special rare occasions, I like to switch things up. Because...chocolate. And wine. Then back to regularly scheduled healthy dietary habits, okay?

{a gentle reminder for the day before your event}

How fun! Get free graphics, tips and ideas for hosting an essential oils party with a chocolate & massage theme @diyshowoff

a wine punch recipe (wine optional, substitutions: Ningxia Zyng, sparkling cider)

How fun! Get free graphics, tips and ideas for hosting an essential oils party with a chocolate & massage theme @diyshowoff

Tips & Suggestions: I only recommend Young Living brand essential oils and products. I invite you to learn more and to get started here. 🙂
  • I have a friend who is a massage therapist but you can hire one to do 10 min. mini massages (hand, foot or neck and shoulders). Allow the massage therapist to bring business cards to distribute and provide the massage oil. (Suggestions: Relaxation, OrthoSport, OrthoEase or V-6 with Peace & Calming or Lavender, etc.)
  • Create a Facebook event page, post a graphic a day or every other day leading to the event. Send a reminder to guests in a personal private message a day or two before the event date. 
  • Host a short & sweet Essential Oils 101 class.
  • Have incentives for joining or bringing a guest handy.
  • Diffuse a calming/relaxing/uplifting essential oil (Suggestions: Lemon+Lavender+Peppermint, Peace & Calming, Stress Away, Citrus Fresh, Grapefruit+Bergamot, Lavender+YlangYlang).
  • Supplies: pretty plates, napkins, glass bottles and straws.
  • Optional: a sugar scrub or bath salt make & take. See recipes here DIY skin nourishing lavender & ylang ylang essential oil infused sugar scrub for maintaining healthy skin @diyshowoff
  • Serve light essential oil infused refreshments (ideas: ice water bar with citrus essential oils, wine punch (shown above) or wine, essential oil infused chocolate - melt chocolate, add a few drops of essential oil and spoon/pour into a silicone mold. Remove and display or wrap in a baggy and tie with a pretty ribbon for use as a party favor. Or get fancy with essential oil infused chocolate cups filled with chocolate mousse. Yum! essential oil infused chocolate mousse @diyshowoff
  • Charge a small fee to help cover massage/etc. costs.
  • Limit space (5-12 guests).
  • Require an rsvp.
If you're not familiar with essential oils, let's talk! Learn more on my Young Living website. Embrace wellness! diyshowoff young living essential oils member#1836762  

Spring DIY Inspiration

Ready for spring? YESSIREE! Bring it on! I recently did a sponsored 'party' for Michaels, a Papercrafting Party Décor Mini Challenge using the expanded assortment of Recollections™ Craft It™ party décor items. Take a look at the photos for ideas for your next spring gathering. Some affiliate links included below.  spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores

orange essential oil infused chocolate dessert cups filled with chocolate mousse spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores  

Make up chocolate 'shot glasses' (SO many great ideas for these!) by melting chocolate, adding essential oils and pouring into silicone molds. Fill with chocolate mousse. I've tried two versions...a more complex recipe using heavy cream, etc. and an easy pudding/whipped topping recipe. The first was a little too rich (but so good) but I prefer the second 'light' version.  spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores spring party-13 spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores

Essential oil infused white chocolate bunnies (just add 4-5 drops of essential oil (I used orange Vitality essential oil) to melted white chocolate. I only recommend Young Living essential oils. spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores

Glass milk bottles are perfect for serving essential oil infused water (and a must for citrus essential oils).  

spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores

Have something creative with a spring theme to share? Link up to That DIY Party to 'show off' your hard work! 

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Happy spring, DIY friends! 

Birthday Celebration & Giveaway!

Birthday celebration time! Way back in 1970 on this day, I was born! (You're doing the math in your head, aren't you? Darn it! lol) I occasionally share a DIY essential oils recipe but today I want to discuss essential oils and Young Living a little more in detail so bear with me. I'm just as passionate about how a few drops of essential oil impacted my lifestyle as I am about sharing DIY projects!  

Young Living essential oils birthday promotion @diyshowoff

Coming up on 2 years ago, a dear blog friend of mine introduced me to Young Living essential oils. Actually, several blog friends! But took me a while to get on board. Too trendy. Just not my thing. I feel fine. They're pricey. Yes, I'm one of those passionate oilers NOW - crazy about Young Living. Why? I went from skeptic for over a year to believer when I finally got desperate enough to give essential oils a try for something I struggled with daily. Yes, daily. I went from working outside of the home in a health care setting to full time working from home and part of that was influenced by occasional anxiety. It was a challenge to leave the house some days. I struggled with it when traveling. Not just out of state, long trips, but sometimes simply with going to the store. On a blog retreat, when rubbing on an essential oil worked instantly, my mouth dropped open. From there it sparked a desire for wellness, using essential oils to promote a healthy new me and a healthy home. I was a die hard $$$ candle, bath and body products and designer perfume kinda girl. I was breathing in and applying toxic ingredients topically and paying big bucks to do so, never really considering the risk. <--- and that was also impacting my family with diagnoses in a big way too.  I suddenly realized, those little things I didn't give a second thought to, were having a negative affect. I'd rather breathe in and apply products to my skin that have benefits, not scary side effects. And I truly want the same for you! I don't care if you get them from me, some other friend or relative, although I do highly recommend Young Living (not all essential oils are created equally!) and it's my birthday wish for everyone to celebrate by giving them a try too! So, here's a birthday special:    And when I see that you ordered a premium starter kit, I will be celebrating you! ::jumping for joy:: ! Young Living essential oils birthday promotion @diyshowoff To sweeten the deal, to celebrate my birthday with DIYShowOff readers, I'm tossing some gifts your way when you purchase a premium starter kit HERE (using member#1836762 as enroller/sponsor), you will get the following birthday promo: Birthday Promo details: • Order a Premium Starter Kit using enroller/sponsor #1836762. • GET $25 (US$) BACK once your order processes. • Gain access to an awesome online support team, make new friends! (I'm hosting some awesome giveaways there all month long too!) • Get a free surprise gift from the birthday girl! CELEBRATE! • Be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card. (Winner will be randomly drawn and announced Thursday, 3/17.) *Offer good TODAY only. Expires 3/15/16 at midnight.  diyshowoff young living essential oils member#1836762 Giveaway! In addition to the above, use the raffle copter below to enter to win a prize package consisting of a mix of DIYShowOff and Young Living essential oils: A homemade DIY gift set of essential oil-infused goodies for you (US friends only due to shipping costs. When/if an international friend wins, an alternative prize will be offered). Giveaway entries close at midnight EST tonight. Winner will be announced/notified Thursday, 3/17. Good luck! 

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NOW for a little lot more, which I did pare down but still feel compelled to share.  For blog friends: A little about why I'm making time to pursue a business with Young Living along side my blogging career: I've been blogging since 2007 and it's quite the journey, isn't it? I LOVE it! I love the relationships that develop (hello, friends!), I love that I've been able to turn what I love to do (DIY!) into a something that I get paid for. #dreamjob! Right? At the same time, it's work. Hard work. It's consistently changing, learning new things. It involves not only getting familiar with the technical aspect, it's the ever-changing world of social media and new programs, it's planning, implementing and completing a project, it's photography and editing, writing and publishing, promoting and marketing, deadlines and creativity. It's JOY and exhaustion. And I am not complaining one bit, just sharing what it takes: lots of time and energy to grow your blog. Then I started using essential oils. It made me realize, a beautiful home starts with a safe environment for my family...a toxic free one. And that fits with my blog's mission. In fact, it's now the biggest part of what I hope inspires you if you're reading this all. If you don't already offer a product, I believe that once you try essential oils, you just might want to share them with your readers too, that it WILL fit naturally with your blog's topics because ... 'HOLY AMAZING-NESS', you're going to fall in love with essential oils and the benefits and you won't be able to keep it to yourself. Feel like it won't be a good fit? First, wellness is a good fit for EVERY BODY. Second, I really feel like essential oils enhance your experience with just about any interest you have. Third, you might just be blown away when your Young Living check passes your blogging income! And fourth, there is an essential oil blend called "Stress Away"...um, hello! haha! For Non Bloggers: Most people share the same struggles...not feeling well, working at a job that has little reward, a home filled with toxins, limited income potential and absolutely 100% no desire to even hear about a network marketing career. <---that last one was me. Young Living is so different. 92% of Young Living members only 'use' the products, love the products. That means, it's not about the money. And I feel that step is most important. If you've put off trying essential oils because "c'mon...it's ridiculous that an essential oil could make any difference with 'my' issues", ::eye roll:: then of course you wouldn't consider the career opportunity. But have you tried Young Living? Or do you skip over any mention because...it just turns you off? The premium starter kit specifically put together with 11 essential oils and a diffuser so that it's easier to really give them a fair trial. And out of those my personal friends (team) shared with, 99.3% LOVE them and use them (yes, I just stepped away to do the math). Um, that's pretty amazing! And of those 99.3%, 84% are sharing (making money) because there are no quotas, no need for a qualifying month to maintain your status as a lifetime member to get your 24% discount. Plus, it's something anyone can do. But know what? There is no obligation. Do you discuss your favorite restaurants, movies and books? Do you get a paycheck when you do? When you refer friends to Young Living, you have the ability to build a business. Most people like me, NEVER want to pursue that option. Until it happens that you do share and you do earn a paycheck then..."well, maybe it's worth looking into a little more". And then? OMGOSH...the potential?! Sign me up!
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Purchase the premium starter kit today at yldist.com/roeshel. (Don't forget the awesome birthday deal!!!) Then share and sign up 1, 3, 20 friends, family members or acquaintances before the end of March using YOUR member# as enroller/sponsor at youngliving.com. WOO-HOO! You just earned a paycheck!

Young Living has an awesome business opportunity that once you purchase the premium starter kit IS available to you! No obligation. No penalty if you don't ever place another order, no penalty if you don't build a business. No HUGE investment. Purchase the Premium Starter Kit, and that opportunity is just simply there. What I want for you is wellness. And Young Living products contribute to empowering you to make healthier choices. The business side? Never required but I'd love to talk to you about it. It's easy. Seriously, so. easy! It truly doesn't feel like 'business' because it's simply sharing from the heart.  And the fact that I have a team of friends (including several blog friends too, in fact) to hold my hand, lead me, encourage and support me...you will have that too!  I use Young Living, I love the products (they've been life-changing for us). I know it can be a lot to spend on something you aren't sure about but I never ever had any regrets for saving for it/splurging. I do regret that I wasn't open to essential oils the first time I heard about them and so, I feel compelled to share. Because perhaps me sharing will help you make the decision sooner.  I'd love to share just how amazing the entire Young Living lifestyle can co-exist with your current career and interests, your lifestyle and how it can take you to the next level of achieving more if you're willing! Let's talk!  Unlike this blog post if you're read my 'novel', I promise I'll let you get a word in. 😉 Enjoy the day! 

Homemade Hug Essential Oil Blend DIY Recipe

Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a hurting friend? Having a tough time of it, having the worst day, feeling under the weather, feelings of loss and grief, or receiving bad news happens to everyone at some point and it's during that time that we need a friend's comfort, encouraging words and warm embrace. My first response is to turn to the power of prayer. Often times, a thoughtful gift, a hand-written note or kind gesture also helps to provide comfort. Have you heard the saying "there's an oil for that?" Make up a little essential oil love to assist with re-establishing a positive energy flow throughout the body, helping relax and calm one’s thoughts. Need a hug? Make it essential oil-infused with this DIY homemade hug roll on recipe @diyshowoff. #feelbetter I put together this homemade hug essential oil blend with intentions of love, encouragement and support for when words alone aren't soothing enough to comfort a broken heart.  Need a hug? Make it essential oil-infused with this DIY homemade hug roll on recipe @diyshowoff. #feelbetter

HomeMade Hug Essential Oil Blend

Ingredients: (some affiliate links) DIY: Simply add 2 drops of each essential oil to the roller bottle. Top off with carrier oil. Add a pinch of epsom salt. Assemble roller ball top and lid. Shake.  Need a hug? Make it essential oil-infused with this DIY homemade hug roll on recipe @diyshowoff. #feelbetter Use: apply over heart or to insides of wrists or unscrew the cap and inhale deeply.  Need a hug? Make it essential oil-infused with this DIY homemade hug roll on recipe @diyshowoff. #feelbetter *Get your Young Living essential oils HERE and I'll include some extra gifts and my favorite educational material (a $25 value) with every purchase of a premium starter kit using member#1836762.  diyshowoff young living essential oils member#1836762 More essential oil DIY related posts:

Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa Teacher Valentine

CUTE! Chocolate Peppermint Awesome Sauce - "You Melt My Heart" Valentine gift idea using Young Living Peppermint Vitality essential oil @diyshowoff A last minute unplanned blog post but these Valentines turned out so cute, I had to share! Little one has four sweet teachers at daycare and we made up these cute chocolate peppermint hot cocoa Valentines this week with a bottle of chocolate peppermint sauce (so good! Add to hot cocoa, ice-cream or desserts). I've included a few affiliate links to the products I purchased/left over supplies from a Love & Romance themed Essential Oil Make & Take Out open house event). 

Chocolate Peppermint Awesome-Sauce Recipe

CUTE! Chocolate Peppermint Awesome Sauce - "You Melt My Heart" Valentine gift idea using Young Living Peppermint Vitality essential oil @diyshowoff

Add 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil to a 2 oz. container. Top off with chocolate syrup and shake to mix. CUTE! Chocolate Peppermint Awesome Sauce - "You Melt My Heart" Valentine gift idea using Young Living Peppermint Vitality essential oil @diyshowoff   Add a label. Optional: tuck into a paper cup with a package of instant hot chocolate, candy, gift card, coordinating straw for stirring and shredded paper filler. Embellish with decorate tape and stickers. CUTE! Chocolate Peppermint Awesome Sauce - "You Melt My Heart" Valentine gift idea using Young Living Peppermint Vitality essential oil @diyshowoff Then make up a bottle for yourself! CUTE! Chocolate Peppermint Awesome Sauce - "You Melt My Heart" Valentine gift idea using Young Living Peppermint Vitality essential oil @diyshowoff CUTE! Chocolate Peppermint Awesome Sauce - "You Melt My Heart" Valentine gift idea using Young Living Peppermint Vitality essential oil @diyshowoff

You Melt My Heart printables DIY valentine

I only recommend Young Living essential oils. The premium starter kit is now on sale for 10% off! Use enroller/sponsor #1836762 at youngliving.com for extra gifts from me personally. Email me at roeshel@gmail.com for more details.  Young Living premium starter kit  

Lavender Ylang Ylang Sugar Scrub

It's that time of year...winter takes it's toll on my skin. But, a few times a week you can find me making up some DIY recipe using my essential oils and I love sharing them here for future reference too. This is a recipe I use for mild exfoliation and skin moisturizing. It's a sweet gift idea and works great for make & take classes. 

DIY skin nourishing lavender & ylang ylang essential oil infused sugar scrub for maintaining healthy skin @diyshowoff

What I use: (some affiliate links) What I do: I fill the container about 1/2-3/4 full of sugar then top it with the grapeseed oil (carrier oil) until the surface of the sugar is covered. Add 2 drops of lavender essential oil and 2 drops of ylang ylang essential oil and stir. I like to leave room to add more sugar if needed and to stir with each use. It makes just the right amount for a gift/sample. Embellish with decorative tape, label, ribbon and mini-spoon.  DIY skin nourishing lavender & ylang ylang essential oil infused sugar scrub for maintaining healthy skin @diyshowoff Adorable, right? DIY skin nourishing lavender & ylang ylang essential oil infused sugar scrub for maintaining healthy skin @diyshowoff DIY skin nourishing lavender & ylang ylang essential oil infused sugar scrub for maintaining healthy skin @diyshowoff Perfect for occasional dry winter skin and smells SO good too!!!  DIY skin nourishing lavender & ylang ylang essential oil infused sugar scrub for maintaining healthy skin @diyshowoff Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home. It's also highly versatile. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse many areas of your life. Ylang Ylang essential oil has a rich, pleasing, and romantic floral scent. Diffuse this calming, relaxing and soothing fragrance or massage into the scalp to increase the appearance of healthy, shiny hair.

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Interested in learning more about wellness with Young Living, essential oils and how to incorporate them into your daily routine? Shoot me an email at roeshel@gmail.com or send me a private message and I'll hook you up! Additional free gifts and my favorite educational material ($25 value) come directly from me when you purchase a Premium Starter Kit using enroller/sponsor #1836762 at youngliving.com. Learn MORE about Young Living essential oils HERE. Young Living premium starter kit  

Holiday Dinner Recipes

Hosting dinner this holiday season? Love the benefits of your essential oils? Add them to your holiday cooking! Here are some mouth watering recipes:  holiday cooking recipes with essential oils @diyshowoff   Homemade Cranberry Sauce: holiday cooking recipes with essential oils @diyshowoff Pumpkin Pie:  holiday cooking recipes with essential oils @diyshowoff Lemon Butter Green Beans: holiday cooking recipes with essential oils @diyshowoff Orange Glazed Honey Ham:  holiday cooking recipes with essential oils @diyshowoff Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes:  holiday cooking recipes with essential oils @diyshowoff Southern Cornbread Dressing:  holiday cooking recipes with essential oils @diyshowoff Sweet Potato Casserole:  holiday cooking recipes with essential oils @diyshowoff Turkey Injection Sauce:  holiday cooking recipes with essential oils @diyshowoff Ultimate Gravy:  holiday cooking recipes with essential oils @diyshowoff Enjoy!!!  Young Living essential oils are so loved and so amazing that they’re sponsoring my blog! Thank you, friends! What a blessing! Interested in joining me? Once you experience essential oils, you’ll not only be embracing wellness (we feel better than ever with this lifestyle change!), you’ll make new friends, be a part of an awesome team and have tons of support/resources so you aren’t left clueless. You’ll also learn of the generous business opportunity that has the potential to create financial freedom if you want it, but no obligation! I’d love for you to join us! You can enroll by clicking here or contact me to learn more. So excited to hear from you! Young Living at diyshowoff.com

12 Days of Christmas Essential Oil Infused Bath Soak Ornament Gifts

Every time of the year is a good time to share essential oils and Christmas is the perfect time to whip up your own DIY homemade gifts. 

12 Days of Christmas

essential oil infused bath soak ornament gifts

DIY essential oil infused bath soak Christmas ornament gift tutorial @diyshowoff

Supplies: (some affiliate links included)

  • epsom salt
  • your choice of essential oils (I only recommend Young Living brand)
  • 12 mini fillable glass ornaments (only use glass ornaments when using citrus essential oils)
  • small decorative Christmas tree
  • battery operated lights
  • ribbon and twine
  • Sharpie
  • mason jar
  • funnel (paper cones work well because you can snip the point to fit into the small ornament opening)
Instructions: DIY essential oil infused bath soak Christmas ornament gift tutorial @diyshowoff 1. Add 2 level (or just under level) tablespoons of epsom salt to a mason jar. 2. Add 1-3 drops of essential oil.  3. Screw on lid and shake, shake, shake it up! 4. Remove top from glass ornament. Using the funnel, transfer contents of mason jar to glass ornament. You'll have to tap. I recommend holding the ornament/funnel over the mason jar.  5. Attach ornament lid and embellish with ribbon. 6. Label ornaments using a Sharpie. 7. Tie ornament onto tree with a piece of twine. *Repeat steps 1-6 for each essential oil. You may want to wash/rinse/dry mason jar between each use when creating a different batch.  DIY essential oil infused bath soak Christmas ornament gift tutorial @diyshowoff

Gift giving ideas:

1 - Give the entire 12 days of essential oil infused Christmas tree to a busy friend who could use some quiet 'me' time. Yes...it's perfectly acceptable to keep it for yourself! Display the tree on the bathroom counter! The battery operated lights provide just the perfect glow for a relaxing bath soak. Set the mood with soothing holiday music. 

2 - Or display the tree at your next holiday essential oil 101 class or holiday party. Bam! Instant guest favors, gifts or prizes.

DIY essential oil infused bath soak Christmas ornament gift tutorial @diyshowoff DIY essential oil infused bath soak Christmas ornament gift tutorial @diyshowoff DIY essential oil infused bath soak Christmas ornament gift tutorial @diyshowoff

3 - They make cute gift-toppers/accessories too!

Creative Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas by 10 bloggers @diyshowoff

A special gift just for YOU! Embrace wellness this season, prepare for winter! Get a the DIYSHOWOFF HOLIDAY BUNDLE (free gifts!) when you purchase a Young Living Premium Starter Kit using member #1836762 at youngliving.com. Why? Everyone I know who has taken that step to get started has no regrets and turns from skeptic to believer! Let's get these drops of oil into your home! 

See more fun holiday essential oil gift ideas from these sweet blog friends: 

DIY essential oil Gift ideas @diyshowoff

Check out these other great DIY gift ideas using essential oils!

Young Living essential oils are so loved and so amazing that they’re sponsoring my blog! Thank you, friends! What a blessing! Interested in joining me? Once you experience essential oils, you’ll not only be embracing wellness (we feel better than ever with this lifestyle change!), you’ll make new friends, be a part of an awesome team and have tons of support/resources so you aren’t left clueless. You’ll also learn of the generous business opportunity that has the potential to create financial freedom if you want it, but no obligation! I’d love for you to join us! You can enroll by clicking here or contact me to learn more. So excited to hear from you!

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5 Thanksgiving Essential Oils

Do things ever get tense at your holiday table?? Diffuse it!

  5 must have Thanksgiving essential oils

Most every Thanksgiving day tradition includes families gathering together around the table, giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.  5 Thanksgiving essential oil blends @diyshowoff It's a day of counting blessings, 5 Thanksgiving essential oil blends @diyshowoff being grateful... 5 Thanksgiving essential oil blends @diyshowoff and spending time with those we love.  5 Thanksgiving essential oil blends @diyshowoff This past year, Young Living essential oils became a big part of our family's lifestyle and I'm so thankful that at a time when I was feeling helpless and praying for answers that I was introduced to Young Living products. We're more health conscious ---> empowered, taking charge of our health, maintaining wellness, feeling better and happier, making smarter choices when it comes to our environment and what we consume.  5 Thanksgiving essential oil blends @diyshowoff 5 Thanksgiving essential oil blends @diyshowoff There are SO many oils I wanted to share for Thanksgiving but these are my favorite 5...Abundance, Faith, Gathering, Gratitude and Harmony...perfect essential oil blends for a Thanksgiving holiday gathering where focus is on a grateful heart and thankful spirit.  5 Thanksgiving essential oil blends @diyshowoff Give thanks. 5 Thanksgiving essential oil blends @diyshowoff

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Be blessed. 5 essential oils for Thanksgiving Abundance™ is created to enhance the frequency of the harmonic magnetic energy field that surrounds us. This higher frequency creates what is called "the law of attraction," which refers to the things we attract to ourselves. Abundance opens us to a wealth of possibilities. Faith™ essential oil blend - This confidence-boosting blend enhances spiritual influences, promoting deeper meditation and a greater sense of spiritual awareness and connectedness. Gathering™ helps overcome the chaotic energy that bombards our everyday life and clouds our focus, thus diverting us from the path leading to higher achievement. Gathering combines galbanum and frankincense oils from resins used by Moses for incense with sandalwood to help gather our emotional and spiritual forces so we can achieve greater unity of purpose. Gratitude™ is a soothing blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils designed to elevate the spirit, calm emotions, and bring relief to the body while helping to foster a grateful attitude. Harmony™ is an exquisite blend that promotes physical and emotional well-being by bringing harmonic balance to the energy centers of the body. The liberating, balancing, and calming essential oils in this blend open us to new possibilities while contributing to an overall feeling of well-being. Do you host Thanksgiving dinner or attend as a guest? Add essential oils to your pumpkin pie recipe, apple cider and find creative ways to incorporate dietary approved (I only recommend Young Living) essential oils into other dishes as well. Add small samples to place settings. Share your supply with others as needed (with all of the good food...essential oils supportive of digestive health are great to have on hand). Complete the ‘mood’ by swapping out chemical filled candles for essential oils with amazing health benefits. Diffuse Light the Fire (perfect for fall)…there so many options to fill your home with healthy holiday scents. Young Living essential oils are so loved and so amazing that they’re sponsoring my blog! Thank you, friends! What a blessing! Interested in joining me? Once you experience essential oils, you’ll not only be embracing wellness (we feel better than ever with this lifestyle change!), you’ll make new friends, be a part of an awesome team and have tons of support/resources so you aren’t left clueless. You’ll also learn of the generous business opportunity that has the potential to create financial freedom if you want it, but no obligation! I’d love for you to join us! You can enroll by clicking here or contact me to learn more. So excited to hear from you! Young Living at diyshowoff.com

Halloween (essential oils) Make & Take Ideas and Graphics

Hosting a fun Halloween themed make & take essential oils class? Me too! I've whipped up a few graphics/printables for the occasion. You're welcome to use them for your event too! Facebook event cover photo: Halloween essential oils Make & Take ideas, graphics and printables @diyshowoff Monster Repellent Printable Recipe Cards - Right click and save to computer, upload into word document, resize to fit 2, 3 or 4 to a page, print on white card stock and distribute to guests with supplies.  Halloween essential oils Make & Take ideas, graphics and printables @diyshowoff Monster Repellent Labels - Right click and save to computer, upload and resize to fit mailing labels or the appropriate size for your spray bottle (I use these 2 oz. glass spray bottles) on regular paper in a word document, print, cut out and attach to spray bottles. Protect labels with packing tape.  Halloween essential oils Make & Take ideas, graphics and printables @diyshowoff

monster repellent printable labels

You'll have to research the recipe for this next one on your own, but here's a graphic if it's something you want to make for your own personal use. Right click, save to computer, upload into a word document to resize for printing. Cut out, secure to spray bottle with packaging tape.  Halloween essential oils Make & Take ideas, graphics and printables @diyshowoff   Halloween essential oils Diffuse: Light the Fire essential oil Refreshments: Add essential oils and products labeled for dietary use to your Halloween recipes, apple cider, witch's brew, etc.  apple cider witch's brew with essential oils fall recipes - essential oil infused make & take class ideas Part 2 @diyshowoff What I love about Young Living: The thing about buying cheap essential oils is 1. They're usually labeled "fragrance grade only" and 2. You don't have the support team to help educate and empower you to take charge of your own wellness. 3. There's no reward system. 4. There's no opportunity to build a business. Did I ever seek out to 'sell' essential oils? NO WAY! But once I learned more, once I experienced the benefits...I can't help but not share.  Learn more about Young Living essential oils, my story and join me in creating a healthy chemical free home HERE. AND! Get the DIYShowOff welcome bundle for free from me personally! Extra gifts, loads of support. If there is one thing I regret, it’s waiting as long as I did to jump on board. It’s worth the investment as it’s motivated us to truly make healthier choices, sparking a new healthy lifestyle. What are you waiting for?  diyshowoff young living essential oils member#1836762

Fall Party Snack Ideas

A recent fall make & take essential oils class prompted a little creativity with essential oil infused recipes. Fall Make & Take ideas @diyshowoff

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins - I love the ease of making Weight Watchers muffins (and the consistency of the batter). Ingredients: essential oil infused pumpkin spice muffins recipe @diyshowoff #essentialoils fall make & take ideas Directions: Simply add a 15 oz. can of pumpkin to a cake mix (I chose French vanilla this time) and mix. Adding water is optional. I did add about 3/4 c. Mix in 2-4 drops of essential oils. Spoon into muffin cups and bake 20-25 minutes. I topped mine with cream cheese frosting and dust with powdered cinnamon or embellish with edible acorn (Hershey's Kiss, Nutter Butter mini for top and chocolate chip...but obviously no longer low cal with toppers). Makes 24 muffins! Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Party Mix Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of each Chex cereal: wheat, cinnamon, honey nut
  • crushed white chocolate covered pretzels (I used 2 small snack sized bags)
  • bag of pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 drops of cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 2 packages of mini waffle bowls (24)
brown sugar and cinnamon fall party mix recipe @diyshowoff #essentialoils Directions: Add everything to a large bowl (with lid) or bag. Shake. Serve in mini-waffle cone bowls.  Apple Cider Punch (adapted from BHG) Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 gal. apple cider
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 750 ml bottle of sparkling grape juice
  • serve over ice with a drop of cinnamon bark or lemon essential oil
apple cider punch recipe fall make & take ideas @diyshowoff Add everything to punch bowl or beverage decanter and stir. Cheese & Cracker Tray - add your choice of essential oils to create a cream cheese spread, a delicious dip or a drop or two to hummus. Add some fresh organic fruit and nuts, etc.  cheese crackers fruits and nuts party tray - fall make & take ideas @diyshowoff Pin for future reference! fall recipes - essential oil infused make & take class ideas Part 2 @diyshowoff See more autumn related ideas at Fall make & take Part 1 (invitation and DIY fall room spray make & take recipe). Fall Essential Oils Make & Take Ideas Part 1 @diyshowoff

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Learn more about Young Living essential oils, my story and join me in creating a healthy chemical free home HERE. AND! Get the DIYShowOff welcome bundle for free from me personally! Extra gifts, loads of support. If there is one thing I regret, it's waiting as long as I did to jump on board. It's worth the investment as it's motivated us to truly make healthier choices, sparking a new healthy lifestyle. What are you waiting for?  diyshowoff young living essential oils member#1836762