Monday, September 21, 2015

Lemon Peas Recipe

Add some zing to your sauteed vegetables with Young Living Essential Oils! Here's how:

What You Need:

• 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 cups frozen peas, thawed and drained
• 2-3 drops Lemon essential oil (or other essential oil of your choosing)
• Salt to taste

What You Do:

Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add the peas. Cook until softened, 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and add salt and Lemon essential oil to the pan. Adjust seasonings to taste and serve warm. Enjoy! smile emoticon
(Also works great with Asparagus or Green Beans!)

How Do You Earn Free Young Living Essential Oils And Products? Easy! Join Our Essential Rewards Program!!

When I learned that I could get FREE Young Living Essential Oils and products, I knew I had to learn more! The program is optional and is truly amazing.  Everything you purchase on ER (Essential Rewards) earns you points, which you can redeem for FREE products! ER is similar to a monthly autoship program.  The minimum you must spend is 50PV per month, however, that is really easy to do. Just choose a few of your favorite oils, nutritional supplements, or personal care products and set the shipping date for any day between the 1st and 25th of the month. You can change your ER order anytime up until the night before your order processes and ships.

To get started with Young Living Essential Oilsyou simply choose your Starter Kit. The Premium Starter Kits are the best deal, as you will receive our Everyday Essential Oils kit with 10 oils, a bonus Stress Away essential oil, 2 packets of NingXia Red, essential oil sample sachets to share, and a Diffuser for 50% off retail.

When you sign up with me, not only do you get the most amazing oils on the planet . . . you become an important member of our amazing essential oils family!  We offer ongoing support, lots essential oil information and resources, an interactive Facebook group, monthly giveaways . . . and, we’re a great group of people, too! It’s a fun and rewarding experience to dive into the world of essential oils AND have the tools to use them in a safe and effective way.  Join YL today!  Many of us work from home full-time, so we are available to assist you with whatever you might need!

ESSENTIAL REWARDS . . . is an "optional" monthly autoship program for wholesale members. When enrolled in ER, you get reduced shipping, priority on essential oils, plus you earn points back to use on future purchases. The minimum to spend is 50PV a month (for most oils $1=1PV), you can cancel at any time and you can even skip one month out of 12 in a calendar year. When enrolling in ER, you pick the autoship date as well as the essential oils or products you would like to receive that month.


1. Is it free to sign up for this program?  Yes

2. What are the requirements?  You must spend 50 PV per month. PV = Point Value. For almost all of the YLEOs $1=1PV. For other YL product the PV may be a bit less.

3. Can I change my order every month, or do I have to order the same thing?  You can change the products in your ER shopping cart each month and you can even adjust the shipping day as needed.

4. What are the benefits of the ER program?  Points: For every month you are enrolled in ER you earn PV or points to redeem for free YLEOs. Months 1-6 earns you 10%, months 7-12 earns you 15% and month 13+ earns you 20%. For example, if you are new to ER and spend 100PV you will get 10PV points added to your "ER bank".

Shipping: Flat-rate shipping up to 5lbs, the reduced rate shipping for each lb thereafter.

Priority: Essential Rewards members receive priority on low stock products.

5. How do I know how many points I have accumulated?  You can call Young Living, or when you log into your Virtual Office your ER points are highlighted in a colorful box marked 'Essential Rewards Points Balance'.

6. How can I redeem my ER points?  To redeem your points, call Young Living, use the Live Chat feature (current VO), or redeem them online with the new Virtual Office.

7. Is there a max as to how many points I can redeem?  Yes, you may use up to 350 points at one time and no more than 350 points per month.

8. What if I want to cancel at any point?  You can cancel at any time, but we encourage you to redeem your points first. If you cancel before you redeem your points, you will lose what you have accumulated. 

9. Is this program required in order to be a Young Living Wholesale Member? No! It is just a fantastic option for those that want to earn free essential oils and other YL products.

If you have any questions about Essential Rewards, or anything else Young Living, you can log on to, or send an email to:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

6 Simple Ways to "Green" Your Lifestyle

You might be under the impression that going green means taking difficult and expensive measures like installing solar panels all over your roof or giving up the family car for a smart car. If you have ever tried taking three kids and a dog to the park in a smart car, you will likely prefer to forget going green altogether; however, there are lots of ways to make greener choices, and these good decisions add up to a green lifestyle for you and your family. 

Here are 6 simple changes to help you green your lifestyle and save yourself some money in the process:

1. Think About Alternative Replacements

As your light bulbs blow out, install more efficient compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. These use far less energy than incandescent. When it’s time to replace the refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, or water heater, look for Energy Star certified appliances. For your next roof, think green materials like tile, single-ply thermoset, or metal.

2. Find New Ways to Reduce

If possible, bike to work or at least to the corner store. Do you live in an area without sidewalks? Put some pressure on local officials to provide bike paths for safe cycling. Is your destination simply too far to bike? Consider carpooling. When these options are simply unworkable, plan to combine your weekly trips into one and reduce your vehicle’s environmental impact.

3. Rethink How Your Family Heats and Cools

Heating and cooling bills account for 40 percent of your home’s energy costs, so it’s the perfect place to target green initiatives for huge improvements. Start setting your thermostat at least two degrees cooler in the winter and two degrees warmer in summer for a savings of about 10 percent.

4. Examine Your Laundry and Dishwashing

About 85 percent of the energy to wash clothes goes into heating the water. Wash laundry in cold water and, when possible, use a clothes line or drying rack instead of the dryer. Use the most water efficient setting on your dishwasher (usually the lowest setting) and forgo the heat dry cycle.

5. Construct a Greener Landscape

Planting drought-resistant greenery means you can have a beautiful landscape around your home without having to water. Is landscaping too expensive? Water plants with gray water collected in containers from rain or recycle your bath water. The soap is actually a natural pesticide, so you’ll also cut the need to buy and add harmful chemicals.

6. Learn to Shop Local and Buy Used

Every time you buy a new item, it contributes to more manufacturing. Manufacturing uses tons of power and often dumps countless waste products into the environment. Book and magazine publishing also costs trees. Instead, depend on the local library for your reading needs and cancel magazine subscriptions for greener online mags.

Support local growers at farmers’ markets and produce stands, which in turn eliminates transportation of goods to supermarkets. Additionally, when you can, buy used products. It’s usually cheaper and always has less impact on the environment.

Also, recycling whatever you can, or donating what you no longer need will keep those items from ending up in a landfill. Daily, small changes add up to make big changes in the environment.