Essential Oils & Focus

Essential oils are much more than pleasant aromas; they carry complex compounds that interact with our brain’s limbic system, influencing emotions, memory, and cognitive function. When harnessed strategically, these oils can enhance focus and productivity.

Young Living offers a selection of essential oils known for their ability to stimulate mental alertness and support clarity:

  1. Peppermint (Mentha piperita):
    • Known for its invigorating aroma.
    • May boost mental clarity and focus.
  2. Lemon (Citrus limon):
    • Uplifting scent that promotes a positive mood.
    • Can aid in maintaining focus.
  3. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis):
    • Herbaceous aroma with potential cognitive benefits.
    • Traditionally used to enhance memory and concentration.
  4. Frankincense (Boswellia carterii):
    • Calming yet grounding scent.
    • Supports overall mental well-being and focus.

This shopping list includes a Premium Starter Kit, with all but one of these oils, additional popular oils, AND a diffuser!

Essential Oils & Focus for Children

Young Living has their own line of oils for kids to support their sleep and focus! Check out this cute bundle with oils already diluted for children and a diffuser!

Young Living’s Commitment to Quality

Young Living stands out in the essential oils industry due to its commitment to purity and authenticity. The brand’s Seed to Seal® process ensures that every step, from seed cultivation to bottling, meets rigorous standards for quality and sustainability. This dedication resonates with individuals seeking reliable and effective products for focus enhancement.

Incorporating Young Living Essential Oils for Focus

  1. Diffusion:
    • Fill your workspace with an invigorating aroma by diffusing 3-5 drops of peppermint and lemon essential oils.
    • Consider blending rosemary and frankincense for a more focused ambiance.
  2. Topical Application:
    • Create a DIY roller blend by combining a carrier oil with a drop each of lemon and frankincense oils.
    • Apply the blend to your wrists or temples for an on-the-go focus boost.
  3. Inhalation:
    • Carry a personal inhaler with a drop of rosemary oil.
    • Inhale deeply whenever you need a mental pick-me-up.
  4. Workspace Atmosphere:
    • Diffuse your chosen oils throughout your workspace.
    • Combine lemon and rosemary for an environment conducive to creativity and concentration.

Long-Term Benefits of Essential Oils for Focus

  1. Enhanced Productivity:
    • Regular use of focus-enhancing oils can create a conducive environment for efficient work.
  2. Mood Elevation:
    • The uplifting properties of oils like lemon and peppermint can help maintain a positive attitude.
  3. Stress Reduction:
    • Frankincense’s calming effects contribute to stress relief, further aiding in concentration.
  4. Cognitive Wellness:
    • Consistent use of essential oils known for cognitive support, like rosemary, may offer long-term benefits to brain health.
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Essential Oils & Sleep

Finding peaceful sleep in our busy lives can be challenging. However, nature offers a solution: essential oils. Lavender and cedarwood essential oils are known for their calming effects, and combining them in a diffuser can help you unwind and sleep better.

In this guide, we’ll explore the science behind these oils, provide step-by-step instructions for creating a diffuser blend, and provide links for essential oils, roller bottles, starter kits, and diffusers.

The Science Behind Essential Oils and Sleep

  1. Lavender Essential Oil:
    • Calming aroma that relaxes.
    • Reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and cortisol levels.
  2. Cedarwood Essential Oil:
    • Warm, woody scent with sedative properties.
    • May stimulate serotonin release for mood regulation and sleep.

Creating the Perfect Diffuser Blend


  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • Ultrasonic Diffuser
    Mix and match items in your shopping cart to fit your needs! I ordered the diffuser + oils kit almost 10 years ago and have been using them ever since! These diffusers come with a 1 year warranty (unlike other brands!) but mine have lasted much longer than just a year!


  1. Choose Your Diffuser:
    • Select a high-quality ultrasonic diffuser.
    • Find options [here](insert your affiliate link).
  2. Add Water:
    • Follow manufacturer’s guidelines for water level.
  3. Add Oils:
    • Add 5-7 drops of lavender oil.
    • Add 3-5 drops of cedarwood oil.
  4. Set the Mood:
    • Run diffuser 30-60 minutes before bedtime.
  5. Customize Your Blend:
    • Adjust oil ratios to your preference.

Benefits of Lavender and Cedarwood Diffusion

  1. Relaxation:
    • Combined aromas induce relaxation.
    • Eases stress and anxiety.
  2. Enhanced Sleep Quality:
    • Promotes a deeper sleep cycle.
  3. Mind-Body Harmony:
    • Aromatic experience aligns mind and body.
  4. Uninterrupted Sleep:
    • Cedarwood’s sedative nature reduces awakenings.

Prioritizing restful sleep is crucial. Lavender and cedarwood essential oils, when diffused together, provide a gentle remedy. Incorporating this blend into your bedtime routine creates a sleep haven, reducing stress and promoting rejuvenating sleep. Listen to your body’s reactions and adjust the blend as needed. Explore essential oils, roller bottles, starter kits, and diffuser options to kickstart your journey to serenity.

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June Giveaways, Tips & Tricks

This month’s gifts from Young Living and me are here to help you enjoy your summer! The DIY recipes on the June postcard are six of my summer favorites that I have used for over 8 years!

Gifts with Purchase from Me

When you order 100pv+ between June 1 – June 30, (giveaway over, sorry!) you will receive labels for these 3 spray bottles and 2 roller bottles!

Ready to make oily summer DIYs? Here is a link to spray and roller bottles on Amazon! (Video showing how to apply the labels coming soon!)

Gifts from Young Living with Purchase

During the month of June…

With an order of 190PV or more:

If your order is a Subscribe to Save order you’ll also receive a free 5mL Stress Away, and 10 extra Loyalty Rewards points

5 mL KidScents Owie essential oil blend:

  • Pop a roller top or spray top on this skin soothing blend so you and your kiddos (or you!) can reach for this bottle anytime you need to soothe owies! 
  • I use it especially in the kitchen and keep one in my purse for playground owies.

5 mL Stress Away essential oil blend (Loyalty orders)

  • Vacation in a bottle. That’s what Stress Away oil blend is! Diffuse this oil, roll it on your wrists and chest, add to bath salts. No matter how you use it, Stress Away is a summertime staple!

With any order of 250PV, you’ll receive free: 

5 mL Citrus Fresh Vitality essential oil blend:

  • Spice up all your favorite summer drinks with a little Citrus Fresh Vitality! This blend of Lemon, Tangerine, Mandarin and other favorites can elevate any dish. And since Vitality oils are the same as their non-Vitality counterparts, you can apply and diffuse this cheerful blend too! 

Citronella essential oil:

  • Enjoy the outdoors annoyance-free with this household staple! Whether you whip up a spray, attach a roller top directly to the bottle or use it in DIYs, you can’t summer without Citronella!

With any order of 300PV, you’ll receive a:

Viya Travel Diffuser:

  • Take your favorite scents everywhere you go with this USB travel diffuser!
  • Fits in cupholders and plugs into USB lamps at hotels!
  • Runs for 5 hours!

With a Loyalty Rewards order of 400PV, you’ll get everything above plus:

Super Vitamin D tablets:

Did you know that Vitamin D is essential for hormone balance, healthy bones and teeth and a strong immune system? This health powerhouse is truly a foundational supplement and should be a part of your daily routine! 

LavaDerm After-Sun Spray:

This gentle, cooling spray is perfect for tender skin that has seen a bit too much sun. It is also a great item to keep in your first aid kit to soothe scrapes, bites or any other skin need!

Gift With Purchase & Loyalty Rewards FAQs:

  • What is the gift with purchase?
    Basically the best way to order ever! You purchase products and YL sends you free ones! Each month you’ll have new picks for every tier. What’s a tier? Basically, the more PV (product volume) you order, the more free products you receive!
  • Order at least 100 PV to qualify for free gifts.
  • Order at least 50PV to qualify for Loyalty Reward points.
  • Every time you increase your order volume (up to 400 PV) and qualify for a new tier, you receive free products.

Earn points on products
Not only do you receive free goodies, but if you place a 100 PV+ order each month with the Loyalty Rewards program, you’ll also earn points on each purchase, which you can redeem for future products.

Earn exclusive gifts
If all those perks weren’t enough, subscribers receive a free loyalty gift as a thank you each time they reach a benchmark anniversary of 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months of ordering!

How to order:

Log into your Young Living account and use the search bar to find oils to make your roller bottles! Add to card and check out! Easy peasy!

Don’t forget to fill out the Google form to let me know you’ve ordered 100pv+ to receive your roller bottle and spray bottle labels!

Happy Summer, oily friends!!


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Top 6 Favorites for Winter Wellness

I am so grateful to have all of our favorites on hand for the upcoming winter season! I start stocking up early just in case some go out of stock! Here’s are our family’s favorite products for winter:

1. RC and Raven

These 2 essential oils are very similar — both support our respiratory system! I prefer the scent of Raven to diffuse (love the lemon!) and keep RC on hand to mix with a carrier and rub on the kid’s chests and feet as needed.

2. DIY Chest Rub and/or Thieves Chest Rub

When I started using YL years ago, there wasn’t a chest rub option so we made our own! Here’s the recipe. Now YL has an option that is so much easier to use on the go!

3. Super C Chewable and Vitamin D (sourced and made with top ingredient and our very own essential oils!)

4. NingXia Red is YL’s  whole-body supplement. This sweet and tangy drink includes wolfberry, which is touted for its health benefits. NingXia Red is packed with superfoods to support overall wellness. The benefits of NingXia Red include support for energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health. A daily shot of 2–4 ounces helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants.

5. Thieves – we use them all!

  • Thieves Cough Drops (as needed)
  • Thieves Essential Oil (diffuser)
  • Thieves Foaming Hand Soap (in kitchen and bathrooms)
  • Thieves Cleaner (to clean bathrooms and kitchens)
  • Thieves Hand Sanitizer

For most of these Thieves items, check out the Thieves Kit!

6. Breathe Again (roll-on) – Breathe Again is a supercharged version of R.C. blend I use to get my nose feeling back to normal! It is so easy to roll on my chest to help me breathe easier in my chest and through my nose!

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DIY Chest Rub

If you’d like a soothing and petroleum-free version of the classic cough and cold soother, try this recipe! We’ve been using it over six years and keep it on hand every winter! If you prefer a ready made version, check out YL’s Chest Rub!

It is super easy to make! All you need is:

Lemon and Peppermint come in this starter kit with a diffuser!

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Menu Planner

Hi, friends!!

I’m loving this meal planner for our family — it is saving me so much time in the kitchen! I’ll sit down every Thursday or Friday and fill it in for the following week. It is laminated and easy to wipe clean to reuse each week.


I start by checking
– the freezer for protein or frozen veggies,
– the pantry for ingredients for sides,
– and the fridge for any fresh veggies/fruit we need to use right away!

Then I made write in meal ideas and make my shopping list!

I just took a MS template and edited it a bit to fit our needs. This summer I’m using it as a list of meal ideas — many meals we will choose from the list, then cross off the meal after it is all gone!

I hope this helps you too!

— Dayna


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DIY Play Dough with Essential Oils

We have been home SO long and needed something new to make together! So this morning the kids and I made this DIY Play Dough that I found on the Young Living Blog — and it was SO easy!

I remember my mom making it with my brothers and I when I was little! She would double the recipe so that there was plenty. This recipe is enough for 3 children to each have a ball of dough.

The kids loved getting to choose any scent from our starter kit — Abbey chose Lavender (purple bottle), Jared chose Citrus Fresh (he loves how it smells!) and I chose Peace and Calming for Colby (because he woke up a bit grumpy today!)

The only ingredient you might not have on hand is the Cream of Tarter!

DIY play dough essential oils

The kids got to choose from 12 oils in this starter kit and some other ways we use them in our family! After trying another brand of essential oils, my Abbey broke out in a rash. So we found Young Living, I learned how they plant, harvest, and distill without adding any fillers — and our family has been using them for almost SIX years!

Here are our favorite roller bottles with the oils in our starter kit. There are SO many uses and DIY options!



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Black Friday Winners!!


Thank you to all of my Oily Family who participated in the Black Friday drawing!!

Here are the winners:

Cathy S.                       Lucy T.

Dinah P.                      Veronica R.

Billie A.                        Eva M.

Maria B.                       Kim B.


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DIY Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

for you

The last few winters my family has added Elderberry Cough Syrup to our winter wellness routine!  It has helped us so much and if you do a quick Internet search you’ll see all the benefits of this amazing herb — Vitamins A, B, and C are just a few benefits you’ll get from this syrup!

In the fall we start taking 1/2 – 1 tsp for kids and 1/2 – 1 tablespoon for adults right before we drink our NingXia Red every morning.  It became expensive to buy fresh syrup ($25/pint) so I began making my own with my Instant Pot!  It is SO easy!


  • 1/3 cup elderberries
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1 drop Young Living Ginger Vitality Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Young Living Cinnamon Vitality Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Young Living Clove Vitality Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Young Living Lemon Vitality Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Young Living Orange Vitality Essential Oil


  1. Pour elderberries and water into your Instant Pot.  (Don’t add the honey yet or the essential oils since boiling destroys the properties!)
  1. Set the manual time to 5 minutes.  After the time is up, turn it off and just let the pressure come down naturally.
  1. Let the liquid cool.
  1. Strain the liquid into a glass storage jar and discard the elderberries.
  1. Add the honey and essential oils.
  1. Way to go!! You have homemade elderberry syrup!   We store our syrup in a glass jar in the fridge and take it daily in the fall. Some sources recommend taking only during the week and not on the weekends to boost immunity.

Makes 16 ounces.

This is a family recipe and not personal medical advice.

Need Young Living Vitality Essential Oils that you can ingest?! 

Here’s how to order — choose the kit that fits your needs!

No minimum orders or commitments!

1) You can get the Premium Starter Kit with 12 oils & diffuser and add on the oils from the recipe!


2) You can get the Basic Kit with lots of goodies including the delightful Stress Away blend — and just add the essential vitality oils from the recipe! You will need to add Orange Vitality, Lemon Vitality, Clove Vitality, Cinnamon Bark Vitality, and Ginger Vitality Essential Oils!

basic kit

Using the link above, I will get to be your sponsor and help you with your oily questions! I will also send you a Welcome Bag full of goodies you need to get started on your oily journey!

While you wait on your amazing oils to arrive, check out these yummy recipes that use several of the same vitality essential oils found in my Elderberry Syrup!

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New Summer 2019 Products!

Every summer 40,000 people travel to Mona, Utah to see Young Living’s Lavender Farm and attend a convention full of so many fun workshops!!

I’ve gone at least 4 times, maybe 5, and every year I love jumping in the lavender! The beautiful lavender surrounded by the mountains is just breath taking!


It is also fun to see exactly were our oils come from — from planting the perfect seeds to distilling and bottling the oils — and is really fun to watch!

planting in 2016

(Pregnant self “helping” plant at Mona Farm, 2016)

2017 farm

(Distillery at Mona Farm with travel buddy, 2017)

Also every summer YL releases new products! Here are what the YL researchers, testers, and scientists have created for us this summer!!

25-Years - Copy Chivalry CinnaFresh-Deodorant CitraGuard-Deodorant Davana Feather-the-Owl-Diffuser IlluminEYES Olive-Essentials Peace-_-Calming-Roll-On Savvy-Minerals-Dual-Lash-Brush Savvy-Minerals-Eye-Shadow-Palettes Thieves-Whitening-Toothpaste

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