It’s that time of year, friends! It seems like most everyone I know has gotten some kind of crud or flu and it’s definitely making its way through the school. I know both my kiddos have gotten it. My parents and nephew were sick for a bit. Even Matt caught a nasty cold on his way back from Chicago. Wear a mask out there, peeps! Orrrr… make some elderberry syrup!

Now if you are new to the benefits of elderberry you are probably wondering, is this just another fad? I can assure you it is not. In fact, people have been using Elderberry (also known as the Sambucas plant!) for hundreds of years for its healing properties. I know it’s helped us stay above the wellness line and supported us in our times of need where we did not have to get antibiotics or prescribed medications. I’m currently taking it so I don’t get sick, and guess who’s the only one in this household to make it this season unscathed by the ickies? This lady, that’s who!

Benefits of Elderberry

There are quite a few reasons to have elderberry on hand. The following are some of the main reasons why this is essential in our wellness toolbox:

  • It boosts the immune system.
  • It helps to fight off colds, the flu, and respiratory infections.
  • Elderberry is loaded with Vitamin A & C.
  • It is full of antioxidants to help combat those free radicals.
  • Aids in digestion.
  • Safe for children.

Now you may have seen bottles of this good, all-natural medicinal liquid gold at the store, but I highly encourage you to try making your own. What?! Make my own?! YES! It’s super easy and it will definitely be more cost effective in the long run. Trust me, I wasn’t a big DIY girl back in the day, but there are so many benefits to taking a little bit more time into products you know will be life changing for your family. Besides, you want to get this goodness into your body before you get sick, and this is a great way to pump your body full of that goodness at a great price.

How to Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup

There are many recipes out there on the interwebs, and honestly, I don’t know where I first got my recipe, but a huge shout out to Annie Hauser for incorporating the Young Living Vitality oils into her recipe, so naturally I add it to mine too! But generally, the measurements are the same – 1 cup of water per 1/4 cup of dried elderberry, 1 cup of honey, and the amount of herbs or oils you wish to incorporate into your syrup.

  • 3/4 cup of dried elderberry. I got mine here. But Mountain Rose Herbs carries them, but usually, they are out.
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of raw local honey
  • Thieves, Clove, Frankincense, Copaiba, Cinnamon Bark, Orange, Nutmeg essential oils. You can use all of these or just some. I start off with a drop and adjust it as I see fit.

That’s it! Here’s my method, which you can also find in my highlights on my Instagram in my DIY stories:

  • Combine dried elderberry and water in a pot. Mix together and then bring to a boil with lid off. Heads up – uncooked elderberry is unsafe and toxic! Keep away from kids and animals!
  • Once it boils, bring the temperature down to a simmer and simmer this liquid with the lid on for about 45 minutes to an hour. You want this reduce by half.
  • After you reduce turn off the heat and let cool.
  • Once cooled smash the berries in your pot with the back of your ladle, spatula spoon.
  • Drain into another container. You can also smash the berries more while draining. You want every ounce of that goodness!
  • Add honey and herbs or oils. Friends, if you don’t have oils, you are making life a lot harder than it needs to be!
  • Put into a mason jar and store in fridge.

Voila! That’s it. Seriously. More than anything it is just a process, but definitely not hard. So what are you waiting for? Click that link above and get you some dried elderberry and make it this weekend. Let me know if you do!

Happy DIY-ing!

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If you follow me on Instagram, then you prob know that Gabriel was sick M-W of this week. Which was a bummer because he was actually chosen as student of the week this week. So only 2 days in the big cozy chair for him! 🙃

Anyway, as of yesterday his little buddy was still out sick. We are 100% sure that is how G got sick, he caught it from his friend, also because G told us that his friend’s older brother was sick when he was over there hanging out. But guess who was back at school yesterday?! YUP. This guy!🙌🏽

We didn’t have to go to the doctor’s office or have him get put on any type of antibiotic, thank God. Not that I’m against doctor and medicine, I know it has helped so many and there is a time and a place for it. (We used Children’s Tylenol 2 of the days he was sick!) It is my personal belief that I try to do everything else before we have to resort to that. Keeping us ABOVE the wellness line is of the upmost importance around here.

So, so, thankful to have been at home to apply, diffuse, & have him ingest all the oils, give him all the elderberry, make him tea, force him to rest, have him take baths, spray Thieves cleaner everywhere he went so we wouldn’t get sick also, and constantly wash sheets & towels. I truly feel like I nursed him back to health and it made my heart soar. 

I’m 100% that his quick turn around was because of all my “weird” ways. Because I am an oiler. Because I am able to work at home because of these oils.

Maybe you are still skeptical about oils. Maybe you think I’m trying to pull one over on you? I can assure you that is not the case. But just know, if you ever wanna chat more about how these oils can support you… you know where to find me.

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One of the first things I encourage people to do when they get their oils is make an essential oil roller. Surprisingly, it is one of the things people are nervous about doing. They are not quite sure what to do and are afraid they will mess it up, which I don’t think is possible. However, there are some oils I would rather NOT pair together. Even so, you can’t really mess it up, and in fact, having rollers are an easy way to travel with your oils and more importantly, they are super easy to make!

Let’s Roll

Essential Oil Rollers
Carrier Oil
Essential Oil

For this post, I decided to use make a small 5ml “Chill” roller. The two oils I used were Stress Away and Lavender. For the carrier oil, I chose Young Living’s V-6. You can use whichever oil you prefer. I use coconut oil a lot in our home but I also really like olive oil and rosehip oil, depending on where I’m applying the oil. 

I decided to roll (pun intended) with a 5ml roller ball that I could attach to the inside of my bag. I bought them off Amazon and buy most of my oil supplies from there, mainly because it is convenient. They came with a nifty little bottle opener and some tiny funnels to help fill them up, but most of the time I don’t even use them. The roller tops are usually super easy to get on and off. Although, be cautious when putting the roller top back on. You don’t want to push on the ball itself. That could cause it to leak. 

So first thing, I gather up all my supplies. I add my oils into the bottle (do whatever you like, I think I did three (3) of each oil), then I add the carrier oil (up to below where you screw the cover), pop the top back on, and screw the cover on. Voila!


Yes, my friend. That is it. Easy. Peasy. Now go! Go make some rollers of your own. What combinations are you excited to try?

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Hey, hey, hey, everyone! If you would have asked me a couple of years ago where I saw myself in the next five years, I’m certain it wouldn’t have looked anything like this.  Sitting here, working from home, drinking coffee and telling you about my job as a leader with Young Living, as well as navigating the waters of starting a spiritually based business, yet here we are! Truth be told, I’ve never felt more aligned or in the flow as I do now.

So why Young Living and how Young Living?

I was first introduced to Young Living oils 12 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. To make a long story short- I loved essential oils and I felt that I was being guided to back to YL because of serendipitous circumstances. I eventually made my way back to YL about a year ago and was fairly certain from the beginning that I wanted to go all-in on the business side. However, the first 3 months though I kept questioning myself, as I am (or used to be) terrible with commitment and was terrified of letting other people down. However, those thoughts left as I started witnessing & experiencing the support of my team & community of oilers in the groups. I had found what I had been searching for! I truly believe I was divinely led… 🙏💖

These oils are life-changing, and I know we all say that, but D A M N… Because of these oils: I’ve gone off one of my medications I’ve been taking since I was 23, we have fewer DR visits, I’m able to help others, I’m growing more emotionally & spiritually, I’m bringing in extra income, I’ve been able to treat my kids to fun adventures without any help from my husband, I’m able to treat my husband more!, I’m making my home less toxic one product at a time, and I’m meeting & connecting with the most beautiful people all over the world! I’m now 100% sure, without a doubt, that I am meant to be here and to help spread this wellness & love.

I look forward to clearing more blocks with the help of this group and growing even more!! There are so many people who need these bottles of healing plant juice and I’m going to help them!

RCD bound 🙌 and so freakin’ excited to walk alongside all of you as you reach your goals!! Let’s do this!!!

*Funny little side note… many of my friends on FB thought Young Living was my new entrepreneurial adventure, because my last name is Young, and they didn’t know it was an actual company! 🤣

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First of all, congratulations on taking that step towards health and wellness for you and your family. It is my hope and joy to provide you with the education and resources needed for you to truly benefit from the magic that these plants have to offer. They do work, my friends! But we have to consistently use them and not just turn to them when we are having an issue. Essential oils are here to keep you above the wellness line! Once you get a hang of that, you will really fall in love with your oils. Because when it comes down to it, it is such a simple way to begin shifting how we look at health and wellness. It is also such and empowering way! This gift from God… he’s provided you the way, you just have to lean in, trust, and use those oils.

So You Have Your Oils, Now What?

So you have your Premium Starter Kit, now what? First of all, I would go through the kit and open every single oil and take a big whiff of each of them. Find the ones that really call to you and start with those. Or maybe you got your kit for a specific reason. Kiddo needs more sleep? Go straight for the Lavender. Sleep, skin support, relaxation, want your room to smell good? Lavender is your girl!

Education Groups

So you’ve sniffed all your oils, now what? I suggest getting plugged into a few of our larger team groups. You can do that here, here and here. Be sure to read through pinned posts and feel free to ask questions. In these groups, you will learn of the many ways we use these oils in our day to day lives. When you hear someone say, “There’s an oil for that!” There really is!
Many of us are also on Instagram, so if Facebook is not your jam, you can find me here. I post a lot of information in my stories and share mini classes there too.

Oily Tool Kit

Below are several items and resources that have helped me in this oily journey. They are items I recommend for ease in use of oils, and if you are wanting to share with your friends and family, there are items to help with that as well. By the way, if you find that your friends and family are already intrigued by your sharing and asking how they can get oils, create your own link here and send it their way. If you are on Essential Rewards spending 100PV you can receive $50 to cover your oil expense all from sharing the love!

Veggie Capsules – to use Vitality oils internally

Fractionated Coconut Oil – to dilute for roller balls and veggie capsules

Roller Ball Bottles – to create a custom blend

1oz Amber Dropper Bottles – to sample fractionated coconut oil

Dram Sample Bottles – to share samples of 1 or 2 non-kit oils


Little Look Book – Includes roller ball and diffuser blend recipes, a page for each oil and details on other products

Starter Kit Magnet – tips for easy use of Starter Kit oils

Essential Oils Quick Reference Guide – a great reference guide that talks about oil safety and use basics

Essential Oil Pocket Reference Guide – a more comprehensive resource

We Love ER Flyer – Essential Rewards basics

Business Flyer – Young Living Business Opportunity Basics


Small Bags for Veggie Caps

6×8 Muslin Bags

8.5×12 Padded Envelope

Shipping Labels for

Printable Lid Labels for Dram Sample Bottles

Washi Tape

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What exactly is in your Premium Starter Kit?

Your Premium Starter Kit Includes:

🌹 Choice of Diffuser (dewdrop pictured)

Premium Essential Oils Collection;

💤 Lavender 5-ml

🌿 Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml

🍋 Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml

💪 Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml

🧘‍♀️ Frankincense 5-ml

💆‍♀️Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml

🍊 Citrus Fresh 5-ml

👃 Raven™ 5-ml

🍕 DiGize Vitality™ 5-ml

🏃‍♂️ PanAway® 5-ml

🛀 Stress Away™ 5-ml

✨ AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment

💧 Sample of Thieves Household Cleaner

🍒 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples

✨ Product Guide and Product Price List

✨ Essential Oil Magazine

✨ Member Resources – Our members-only community and FB groups!


Ready to join my team? Go here!

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These oils are rocking my world and some would say that my enthusiasm for them is just too much. To those people, I give a side eye and disapprovingly say, ‘REALLY?’ I mean, seriously.

They have changed my life!! I’m not even joking here.

I want them to change yours too.

I decided in August of 2017 I was going to get back to using essential oils and honestly didn’t even know where to start or how to make that happen. I knew of a friend that used oils and so I reached out to her.

Wanna know a secret? They weren’t Young Living oils.

Truth be told, I honestly didn’t even want to use those oils. I had tried them YEARS ago and guess what?! I STILL HAVE THEM. (I now keep them to show others for comparison) My point is, I didn’t use them. Something didn’t sit right with me, and we can go into that some other time, but all I know is that I REALLY didn’t want to use those oils again. But I knew I wanted essential oils. I felt a calling as if I needed them. (Which I did!) And I knew I wanted to go into the business side of things as well.

After reaching out to her we could never connect. She would miss my call, I would miss hers… messages didn’t get to me in a timely manner. Basically, the divine stepped in, and am I ever so happy she did! The universe had my back on this one and I know wholeheartedly now that it was all part of a bigger plan.

Between all the back and forth I started seeing a woman (who I now consider a dear mentor and friend who’s online course I had previously taken) start posting on Facebook about Young Living oils. I knew of Young Living!! I loved their stuff. I used Gentle Baby when I was pregnant with my daughter 12 years ago! My chiropractor in St. Louis used them. That was the company I wanted to be with. The company I NEEDED to be with! So I messaged her and not even 30 min later she messaged me back, we connected and I bought my Premium Starter Kit about 2 days later.

Now here I am, months later, still feeling the power of Young Living’s 2018 International Convention that I attended in Utah, and just felt the need to share that these oils are rocking my world.

If you are feeling called to look into a more natural way of being or you are searching for purpose, wellness and abundance, well…you’ve come to the right spot. I would love to connect and chat with you about ALLL things oil.

I would love to help you get started on your oily journey and have these oils rock your world too!

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When you find out that your daughter had a super rough day at school and her heart hurts because “friends” are being unkind, and you are not quite sure how to support her… then you realize you have everything you need.

An ear to listen. Arms to hug her. Encouraging words to help guide her. A mother’s love that lets her know you care and WILL step in if things get worse. And plant allies.

Grounding to help keep me centered.

Release on her heart & liver for her anger and pent up feelings.

Joy diffused in our home to help support both our hearts.

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