Ubiquitous Fragrance Ruins Everything

F R A G R A N C E.

Candles, sprays, plug ins, hand soaps, perfumes, cleaning supplies, etc. all have sweet scents, but none of it natural . Ughhhhh!!!!

– The word “fragrance” can hide any combination of 3000+ chemicals that companies engineer in the lab. Cosmetic manufacturers do not have to disclose smells since that is considered a trade secret. Even many of the so called “essential oils” were lab created. Yupp…they are all fake.

– The majority of candles contain paraffin, a petroleum waste product. They are a suspected cause of cancer, can cause respiratory distress.

– The toxins released from candles are as detrimental as second-hand smoke.

Now, I use Young Living essential oils in a diffuser. Since I started avoiding fragrance, I have noticed less sinus problems. I thought I was doomed to a life of congestion. Not anymore!

Make your oils last longer


When you look at the size of a bottle of essential oils, you might think,

“That is such a little amount of oil!”

I am constantly telling people to measure the bottle in the number of drops instead of ounces. A 5-ml bottle has about 90 drops and a 15-ml bottle has about 200-250 drops (depends on the viscosity).

However, there are other ways to make your oils last even longer.

1. Make a roller bottle. 10ml-sized glass bottles can be purchased inexpensively via Amazon. They have stainless steel roller ball top, making application quick and easy. Just add 10-20 drops of the essential oil of your choice, and fill the rest with a carrier oil like jojoba or sweet almond oil. This dilutes the essential oil but doesn’t reduce the effectiveness because one drop is so powerful. You extend the life of your oils and have a super simple way to apply them on the go.

2. Use the lowest setting on your diffuser. My Desert Mist diffuser (from Young Living) that can run for up to 10 hours! On the lowest setting, it cycles on and off at intervals, allowing the few drops that I put in to last almost all day.

3. Use diffuser jewelry to carry the aromatherapy benefits with you everywhere you go. Google search diffuser necklaces or bracelets and you’d find a lot of options to consider, including easy DIY options. I have made bracelets with accent lava beads. These hold the oil and it’s scent last a day or two.

Palmarosa and Lemon for your Laundry

I used to use conventional dryer sheets or fabric softeners because I equated the floral scent to mean my clothes were freshly clean.

I was surprised to learn that these things have ingredients that may be irritants or carcinogens (aka bad stuff). And after I started making non toxic replacements like essential oils on dryer balls, my skin had less breakouts! Go figure.

I like Palmarosa + Lemon on my dryer balls because it’s citrusy and floral all together. My clothes smell like spring 😊.

Fun fact: Once known as Turkish geranium oil or Indian geranium oil, palmarosa was used for centuries by the Turks to adulterate the more costly Turkish rose oil 😏.

The Feelings Collection #bigemotions

The Feelings Collection

The Feelings™ collection features six essential oil blends that inspire feelings of emotional well-being when diffused. Use in the morning and evening to promote peaceful thoughts and spiritual harmony.

Harmony™, 5 ml
Forgiveness™, 5 ml
Inner Child™, 5 ml
Present Time™, 5 ml
Release™, 5ml
Valor II™, 5 ml

-VALOR has been used to help empower the physical and spiritual bodies, bring courage, confidence and self-esteem and has also been nicknamed a chiropractor in a bottle.

-HARMONY is used to establish spiritual and emotional harmony within us as well as bringing a harmonic balance to the chakras of the body, allowing us to feel safe and secure.

-FORGIVENESS may help people move past barriers in life by bringing them to a higher spiritual awareness of their needs. Using this oil can lead one to forgive, forget, let go, and go on with their lives.

-INNER CHILD may stimulate memory response and help one reconnect with their inner-self leading to emotional balance. When a child experiences trauma or abuse, they disconnect with their inner child and this can contribute to a manifestation of issues that are often labeled as a mid-life crisis.

-RELEASE can enhance the release of memory trauma from the cells of the liver, where anger and hate emotions are stored. It also helps to release frustration.

-PRESENT TIME was specifically blended to help bring people into the moment. We must live in the moment in order to heal. We cannot live yesterday, we cannot live tomorrow, we must live today.

The oils in this kit are blends containing several incredibly wonderful and powerful oils like Angelica, Rose, Sandalwood, Hyssop, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, and Frankincense along with many more.

This kit isn’t just for people with crazy pasts who desperately need emotional support, this is for people who feel mundane, or are ready to make a change, or want to be more emotionally healthy!

The great thing about blends is that they are ready to diffuse! I put 2-3 drops of Forgiveness or Harmony in the diffuser if the hubs and I have had a disagreement. It helps me to let go of the negativity that was causing the feelings of discontentment.

Essential Oils for Winter Time

During wintertime, the cold weather affects our bodies in different ways. For example, this is the time when a lot of people get sick. Others are dealing with emotional issues related to the shorter days. And another common problem is dry skin.

Here are some essential oils that can help your body deal with whatever issues that may arise.


  • Great for skin health
  • Has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Able to soothe irritated skin


  • Has antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial properties
  • Powerful immune boosting properties
  • Strengthen your immune system


  • Has antibacterial properties
  • Helps boost energy
  • Supports alleviate sad feelings

Eucalyptus Radiata

  • Has antimicrobial properties
  • Great for respiratory health


  • Has immune boosting properties
  • Helps to improve your mood
  • Supports balancing emotions


Wintertime Diffuser Recipes

Warm Relaxing by Fire: 2 drops Frankincense + 2 drops Orange + 2 drops Cinnamon

Be Well: 3 drops Thieves + 2 drops Lemon

Super Immunity Booster: 3 drops Thieves + 1 drop Frankincense + 1 drop Oregano

Uplifting your Mood: 2 drops Lemon + 2 drops Eucalyptus Radiata