Thursday, July 17, 2014

Stress Away

If I HAD to pick one essential oil to smell all day, every day, I would pick Stress Away.  It's a sweet combination of lime, lavender, and vanilla and oh-so-YUMMY.  I diffuse it a lot, but I also keep these handy little roller bottles with me at all times.  I use this oil most on the toddler.  For some reason, he HATES getting his diaper changed.  I think it's more because he has to lay still for a few minutes than anything else.  Stress Away is a staple on his changing table and has been for months now.  A little rolled behind his ears and he is calm as a cucumber.

I use Stress Away in the car a lot too.  Being cooped up in a car with 3 kids = stress.  I either roll it on everyone or put a few drops on a cotton ball and stick that in the air vents.  I'm in heaven with the smell AND the calmness of everyone in the car.

Another way I use it is when I have a headache.  Typically, my headaches are stress induced.  In addition to applying PanAway or Peppermint on my forehead and temples, I apply Stress Away on the back of my neck and on my wrists.  It helps so much!

While Stress Away isn't one of the Everyday Oils, it still comes in the Premium Starter Kit as a bonus oil.  You also get a roller top to put on it if you want, which makes it crazy easy to use.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


It's the name of an oil I don't even know how to pronounce, but it has suddenly become a part of my daily oily routine.  I was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes, so managing my blood sugar and insulin levels is key.  My doctor put me on medicine to help, but I found this essential oil that will help do the same (but BETTER!). 

I just put 1 drop under my tongue morning and evening.  This is very new for me, so I don't have a miraculous testimony just yet, BUT I can already tell a big difference in my sugar cravings.  Today, I didn't think about sugar even once.  No soda, which has become an addiction once again.  I give Ocotea two thumbs UP! 

Essential Oils : Is it just another trend?

What are your thoughts on this?  Is this burst of popularity of essential oils just another trend that has peaked and will slowly fade away in the next few years? 

{photo by Young Living : flickr}

When I first heard of Young Living essential oils, I was intrigued.  Everything I heard about the company and the products - specifically what they could do for my family - had me sold.  Something all natural.  An alternative to drugging my children for every snotty nose and cough.  Something that friends - people I actually knew - were having great results with. 

The rise in popularity in essential oils has exploded!  I'm not sure why.  I can't explain it.  But I'm so thankful our family was lead to using them and I pray daily for God to lead more families like my own to them as well.  

This sudden surge hasn't only caught everyone by surprise, but Young Living was caught a little off guard as well.  I think they've done a fabulous job working at getting all of the products that have gone out of stock back, plus attaining more farmland to grow more plants and trees.  They have jumped on hiring new people to help with customer service and have made some crazy awesome changes.  

In my eyes, and in my home, essential oils aren't just a trend.  They have changed our lives.  And I hope you would look into your medicine cabinet and see that there are safe, natural alternatives for everyone.  With no expiration dates like drugs have, we will have Young Living Essential Oils in our home forever.  Not just for this year. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A sweet soul

My Great Great Great Great Great Aunt Peggy went to be with Jesus last week.  I always forget if she was 3 Greats or 5.  The family line seems to fade somewhere.  All I know is that she was one of the strongest women I know.  Stubborn, but strong, with a heart of gold.

She was 98 years old.  NINETY EIGHT.  I can't even imagine the life she has seen.  The change she has witnessed.  The good times and the bad times she has experienced.  All in 98 years time.  We miss her dearly, but I know that heaven gained an strong soldier.  An angel who has a sweet family to watch over.  Future grandbabies who will love to hear stories of her faith and life.  What a legacy she has.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Website Launch and a GIVEAWAY!

I'm a wishy washy kind of girl.  I've had a website for my oils for a while now and just now launched it.  I debated on rebranding.  Making ONE blog.  ONE website.  ONE brand.  But I can't decide on it all.  Welcome to my brain!!!!!  I have such a hard time making decisions!  So, I have this blog AND I have my business website that will help you learn about essential oils and to contact me if you have any questions.  If you look near the top of this page, right under ERIN HILL, you'll see "keep it simple essentials".  Click on that and it'll take you right to my website. 

I had to make my oily journey SIMPLE.  I'm a simple girl.  I lead a simple life.  And essential oils can be complicated.  There are so many oils with so many uses.  I like to keep it simple and stick with the basics.  I want to help you not be overwhelmed, but to also get you the right resources you need for your journey. 

The cool thing about my group is that you'll have access to private groups with over 1400 members to help you along your way.  Not just me.  I'll be there to guide you.  I'll be your go-to, but you'll have so much support that you'll never feel alone!  How cool is that?!?!

So, jump on over to the site.  Let me know what you think.  If you leave me a comment here, you'll be entered to win a FREE 5ml bottle of lemon essential oil!