As you know, a few years ago we moved our family out to the country. Yee Haw! Let me tell you, it has been a life changing experience all around, and that's a good thing. From learning how to put up pasture fencing to raising chickens to growing our own food.

I cook at home all the time now. Honestly, that started because I realized the stores are not that close anymore and we can't even get a pizza delivered. I know! So we make our own. We save money to!

Anyway, we have completely converted from our city selves to country folk, and we love it!

I'm always learning new things. I bake pies, make my own pasta, can our home grown veggies, and grow my own herbs like lavender, rosemary and thyme. Mmmm mmmm! It is very satisfying. 

Not long after moving here I was introduced to essential oils, and I never looked back! For the past few years I have been using them and started replacing my everyday items with essential oils. I am obsessed!

It started out as a DIY kind of thing; making my own soaps, sugar scrubs, lip balms, bug spray (MAN! Does the country have some bugs!) pillow mists, and more. 

I LOVE me a good DIY especially when they smell AMAZING! And it really is fun. 

I made some good ones, and some not so good ones. Laundry soap...FAIL!

Anyway, my point is, once I really started reading up on them, I became more and more interested in how they could help me, my family, and the environment. It became more than just a DIY craft.

Let me explain. 

I don't know about you but cleaning products give me a headache! I had tried replacing some of my chemical laden products for store bought "organic" or "chemical free" brands. Nope! You really need to read the labels, they are not all what they say they are. There had to be another way.

So I started there! Replacing my toxic and chemical laden products with natural essential oils. I mean, if the oils were good enough for baby Jesus!

I started researching and asking A LOT of questions, and then I made the switch! I replaced my counter cleaner with an essential oil called Thieves. 


At first, since I love DIY I made my own cleaner with it. Then I realized that Young Living did it much better so I started buying the Thieves Household Cleaner. It is super concentrated and last for a very long time! A little goes a long way! I just used an amber colored spray bottle, put in a cap full of Thieves cleaner, added some distilled water, and I was ready to clean!

It works GREAT! And bonus...NO HEADACHES! I am no longer using harsh chemicals to clean my home. I use Thieves on my floors, counters, windows, you name it! 

Yaaaas! First step!

Thieves has a whole line of products that can help you replace the toxic chemicals in your home. From cleaning products to personal hygiene. 

I even diffuse it during cold and flu season or just to purify the air in our home. 

Next I decided to go after the chemical laden room sprays and candles. Say it isn't so! Yes, and trust me you will never look back!

Did you know that most candles are made of paraffin wax and when burned they create highly toxic carcinogens? The same found in diesel fuel fumes! 



So I ditched the toxic candles and started diffusing essential oils. I am constantly trying out new oils and blends. 

When I am stressed...

Stress Away blend

When I need to relax...


When I need a mental boost...


The combinations are endless...

Essential oils can also be a more natural alternative for your health as well. 

(please see disclaimer at the bottom of this page)

For instance Panaway is my go to for back and neck pain. I use it with a roller ball and dilute it with a carrier oil, think Icy Hot but it is all natural! 

I take an allergy pill sometimes, we have a lot of animals, and sometimes I need it. But I try to not take them all the time and one of the oils I use when I can is Breathe Again.

Listen, I love living the oily farm life, but you don't have to live on a farm to live that kind of life. It's not about having chickens and farm fresh eggs (although I highly recommend them, yum!), or owning your own land, or even about the oils. (Stay with me) It is about attempting to live a more toxic free life. 

Living like they used to; farm fresh eggs, home grown veggies, whether from your own garden or you get them from the farmers market. It is about cooking at home and not eating out all of the time, replacing chemical laden products with natural alternatives.  Taking small steps here and there to "extend our warranty" so to speak. 

Bottom is about taking care of YOU!

If you would like to learn more about the oils that I use follow this link Essential Oils

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