​Copycat Zuppa Toscana Instant Pot Recipe

This is my family's favorite way to eat kale!! 

inspired by Olive Garden Restaurant

  • 6-8 cups homemade chicken broth or water
  • 1 lb Italian sausage, removed from casings or Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage (bulk from Sprouts)
  • 2 baking potatoes, scrubbed and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch fresh kale
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • Grated Parmesan for serving if desired

Plug in the IP with insert set in place.

Press SAUTE and add the crumbled Italian sausage and brown, about 3-5 minutes.

Add the potatoes, spices and chicken broth.

Secure the lid of the IP and ensure the valve is set to SEALING. Press MANUAL and adjust the time to 5 minutes on HIGH pressure. The display will reflect ON while the IP comes to pressure. Allow a few minutes for your IP to come to pressure. Once at pressure, the display will reflect 5 (the number of minutes you initially set) and will begin to countdown to 0 minutes.

When the IP beeps after pressure cooking for 5 minutes, turn the setting on top of your IP to VENTING. Doing so allows the IP to quickly release any remaining pressure (also known as QPR or QR). I use a wooden spoon to carefully turn the setting to avoid close contact with the potential steam. You may also want to turn your IP away from cabinets to allow the released steam to escape freely. The pin at the top of your IP will drop when all pressure has been released and it's safe to open.

Meanwhile, prepare the kale by cutting away the tough core and stem. Slice the leafy greens into slices and place in a bowl.

Open up your IP when the pin has dropped (allow a few minutes for this to happen).

Stir in the kale and half & half. (The heat of the soup will cook the kale without turning it brown.) Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese if desired.

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Instant Pot Chicken & Wild Rice soup (copycat Uncle Ben's)

My husband Tom's granny used to make Turkey and Dressing Soup after Thanksgiving, and I SO wish I had gotten her recipe!! She pretty much threw all the leftovers, including the mashed potatoes into the soup. I hear it was really great!

I turned some leftover chicken into soup with wild rice, and used these copycat organic seasonings to keep it clean.
Instant Pot Chicken & Wild Rice soup (copycat Uncle Ben's)
1 yellow onion, diced
3/4 cup celery, diced
1 cup long grain rice
1⁄3 cup dry wild rice
1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
2 cups water
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Sauté the onion and celery in fat until tender crisp, then add the two types of rice and brown for 1-2 minutes. Add water. Pressure on Rice setting. Let NPR.

When pressure lock drops, open lid and add:
2 cups chicken bone broth
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon dry parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 drop Black Pepper Vitality Essential Oil
additional salt as needed

Simmer for 5 minutes, then add:
2 cups leftover chicken, cubed

Let chicken warm, and then serve with organic butter style crackers. I like the Late July brand.

I used to make a "dirty" version of this soup years ago, and this is as close to that recipe as I have ever made, without all the processed ingredients and preservatives!!
This is the brand I used, and it turned out great.

Chicken & Rice Soup

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Essential Oils For Every Man

Regardless of age or gender, getting and staying healthy is for cool people like you. We asked other men what some of their favorite products for "manly" uses and put it together in a class so you can see how YL can enhance your masculinity, health, energy, and mood.

The information here will appeal to EVERY MAN: the athlete, corporate 9-5'er, outdoorsman, academic, philosopher, musician, life of the party, or any and every other guy. Don't forget to click "GOING." Once you click "going," click on the three dots near the "share" button. Then select "Notification settings," then "All notifications." This will ensure you don't miss any information during the class.

Don't forget to share this link with your friends. The more, the merrier.

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Welcome to YL for Men.

Regardless of age or gender, getting and staying healthy is for cool people like you. Enjoy this men’s class to learn about the most popular products from Young Living and how you can use them every day to live a healthy lifestyle to enhance your masculinity, health, energy, and mood.

Take a moment to hear from some guys who are already using and loving Young Living.

*I am not a doctor. I am not here to diagnose, treat, or cure any of your illnesses. The content I cover is for informational purposes only.


Let's start off by looking at the three ways you can use your oils.

AROMATICALLY: Put 6-8 drops of an oil or a combo of oils in your diffuser. The diffuser will send the oil into the air and fill the room with your essential oils.

TOPICALLY: Apply essential oils to your skin.
I recommend that you one drop of essential oil with 10-15 drops of coconut, olive, or almond oil and then apply it to your skin.

Citrus oils like Lemon are photosensitive. Please avoid sun exposure for 12 hours after application to areas where you have applied citrus oils topically.

INTERNALLY: Young Living oils are pure and are labeled as Generally Regarded as Safe by the Food and Drug Administration. Because of their purity, some men like to ingest their oils to avoid "smelling" like an oil, or to support their body from the inside out.

There is no right or wrong way. Chose one and try it out! Try out each option to see which ones you prefer.

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Purity is EXTREMELY important when it comes to health products. When you use products that are pure, you will have longer lasting results.

Products that are formulated with synthetic ingredients may only provide a short-term result and can cause damage to your body.

When you use natural and PURE ingredients or products, they are effective and you don't need to worry about harmful side effects.

Young Living goes above and beyond organic standards to provide natural products that work. YL farms on land without the use of pesticides, hand weeds fields, and tests its essential oils multiple times in its million-dollar labs to produce products with the purest and highest quality chemical constituents. If a batch doesn't meet these HIGH standards, YL will not bottle it up and send it to you.

Check out more about their seed to seal process at www.seedtoseal.com.

Now that you know more about the TLC that goes into these precious oils, let's dive into some popular favorites that you can use regularly to live a vibrant, healthy life.

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This blend is perfect to use to soothe muscles and joints. Think of all the things you do that require fortitude, energy, and commitment--- lifting weights, playing football, yard work, or house repairs on your Honey-Do-List.


- Take one to three drops of PanAway, mix it with a carrier oil and apply to the area you want to bring soothing relief.

Is today "leg day" at the gym? Apply to your legs before and after your workout.

Get it?


How else could this oil be used to help guys?

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Lavender - every man’s swiss-army-knife oil. I know you have one of those, so I know you know what it means to be a Swiss-Army-Knife oil.


Basically, if you have NO idea what to use, your phone is dead so you can't access your reference materials, and your YL friend isn’t around to ask, just use Lavender aromatically or topically, or Lavender Vitality internally.


- Diffuse 4-6 drops before bed to calm you for a restful night's sleep.

*Parenting tip - Don't forget to use it with your kids, too!

- Apply one drop to any skin that needs some extra TLC. Dilute when starting out. #OuchHotGrill


Who here could use a little more sleep?

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Raven, a happy breathing oil.


- Mix one to two drops in your hand with a carrier oil and then apply to neck and chest.

Times to apply topically or to diffuse:

  • Pre/post workout, during practices, or on game day
  • At night before bed
  • In the winter time, regularly

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A blend that smells nice and gets the job done. It can combat funky odors or calm you down.

Make a little spray with a 2 oz bottle of water, 20 drops Citrus Fresh, and add a pinch of salt to help mix the oils.


- Spray on stinky surfaces: shoes, a gym bag, a dog bed, couches, car seats, trash.

- Put 4-6 drops in your diffuser and use in your office, in the car, or at home.

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A very grounding oil. You may or may not be into meditation. If you are, this is your go-to oil to use while you meditate. It allows you to free yourself from that brain chatter so you can feel a little more grounded.

If you don't meditate, consider looking into it. It actually can increase your performance at work and in relationships.


- Diffuse or apply a drop to your wrists and inhale.

- Add a drop to your aftershave cream for youthful skin.

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Same oil, different label: Young Living has two product lines for its essential oils. The colored bottles indicate topical and aromatic uses on the label. The white-labeled bottles are the Vitality line. The Vitality line labels offer internal dietary recommendations.


- Add one drop daily of each of the following Vitality oils to your NingXia Red to support your body systems.

*I'll talk about NingXia Red in a minute!

You can also put one drop of each in an empty gel capsule if you prefer that method.

Look at all the body systems you can support with these five oils!


DIGIZE Vitality

Supports your digestive system.



Supports your digestive, nervous, and respiratory systems, muscles and bones, and skin.


COPAIBA Vitality

Supports your cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems, muscles and bones, emotional balance, and skin.


LEMON Vitality

Supports your digestive, immune, and respiratory systems.


THIEVES Vitality

Supports your immune and nervous system.

Essential Oils For Men Young Living Individual slides are available in "webinar slides" lesson, where the text added to the graphic highlights one oil at a time. I recommend only considering using the individual photos as an option for a live webinar and not the facebook class. One graphic/post feels less overwhelming than five individual posts in a FB class.

NingXia Red is made up of 25% pure NingXia Wolfberry, a powerful antioxidant supplement in the form of a juice that you should take every day to support your body, energize you, maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and support eye health. The other 75% is filled with beneficial fruit juices and a few essential oils, making this a supplement drink like nothing else on the market.


- Take 1-2 ounces 1-2 times a day.

*Young Living offers a NingXia Red Premium Start Kit.

It includes

2 bottles of NingXia Red

1 box with 30 2 oz packets for on-the-go

1 box of NingXia Nitro (14 - 20 ml tubes)

NingXia Nitro: a quick pick-me-up without sugar or caffeine overload. It is infused with essential oils, botanical extracts, D-ribose, Korean ginseng, and green tea extract. NingXia Nitro supports alertness, as well as cognitive and physical fitness.

*Don't forget to add some Zyng to your order.

NingXia Zyng is a carbonated energy drink. It's tasty and effective without giving you the jitters and then the crash that comes after you drink the other energy drinks you are used to drinking. NingXia Zyng delivers added vitamins, 35 mg of naturally occurring caffeine, and only 35 calories per can. It's a sweet, guilt-free boost for your early morning, long afternoon, or anytime you need a little Zyng!

*The Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit comes with two 2 oz packets of NingXia Red.

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Every single day, our lives are filled with all kinds of occasional stressors.

Work #DeadLines

Driving #RoadRage

Finances #SoManyBills

Relationships #WhatDidIDoNow?

What if you could take in a sniff of something and it could calm you down instantly? Stress Away is like a little magic potion that can calm your nerves in minutes. When you feel like life is pulling you in all different directions and you aren’t sure how you are going to calm back down, use this oil.


- Take the lid off the bottle and take a few sniffs.

- If you know you get worked up in the car on your commute home, get the Orb diffuser with the USB plug and diffuse in your car.

- If you need the kids to chill out before bed so you can get alone time with your significant other, diffuse away with Stress Away & Lavender. =)

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Ok, so here is the deal with ER. It is a program that allows you to order a monthly wellness box with products of your choice. Order the same thing every month, or change it up.

So why would you want to order products every month?

You can't just take a supplement one time or use one drop of oil and think you're good to go.

Health is a lifestyle, which means you need to consistently take supplements or these other tools to live high above the wellness line.

Young Living wants to spoil you with goodies, so it offers some great perks when you join the Essential Rewards program.

When you order on ER, you get points back (to order other products using the reward points you've earned through ER), free loyalty gifts, free promotional items, and the ability to order ER kits at an even bigger discount!

Essential Rewards is an optional program, but I strongly encourage you to join right away. You won't regret it, I promise. If you do need to cancel, there's no hassle: you just call Young Living and they can cancel your monthly order.

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Our members join ER right away for all of the reasons and for the perks I just mentioned. Here is a suggestion for ordering some popular products you will want to try:


MONTH 1 - NingXia Red.

I talked about this earlier in class! NingXia Red is an antioxidant supplement that creates an unfriendly environment for free radicals. Save $30.75 when you order the NingXia Red ER kit.


MONTH 2 - Shutran Line.

This is a men's line with body care products.

Shutran™ 3-in-1 Men's Wash 3oz or 8 oz

Shutran™ Bar Soap

Shutran™ Shave Cream

Shutran™ Aftershave Lotion

Shutran™ Beard Oil

Shutran™ Essential Oil 15 ml - Use as cologne, literally a babe magnet.


MONTH 3 - Supplements

Life 9 - a probiotic to support gut health.

Alkalime - a supplement to balance your pH levels.

PowerGize - specially formulated to help individuals of all ages boost stamina and performance. PowerGize helps sustain energy levels, strength, mental and physical vibrancy, and vitality when used in addition to physical activity.

AgilEase™ is perfect for individuals who are looking to gain greater mobility and flexibility by reducing inflammation. It supports your muscles and bones.


Here is an article with even more must-haves for every man.



What products do you want to try first?

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Take a minute to hear from a few men about how they use their Young Living account.

Supporting your health on a regular basis is not only sexy, but it will save you so much money in the long run.

Here's the reality: You are either going to spend money now to stay healthy, or you will spend even more money later when your health starts to decline.

The PSK offers a cost-effective way to get all of these effective products in your hands to start incorporating them into your daily health routine.

Starting with the PSK will allow you to order all future products at a 24% discount.

You also get discounts on Essential Rewards bundles. I mentioned this before.

You will have access to a private FB community where we offer support and encouragement and a place for you to ask questions.

Most importantly, you are supported by me. I am dedicated to helping you with your health goals. I offer a three-month wellness plan to help you get started and to help you and your family use your starter kit to its fullest.

When you order in the next 24 hours, I will send you a welcome pack with reference materials to help you get started and a few things to make oiling easy.

Click on this link to order your own PSK and get started on the Rewards program


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Now I know you may be thinking, "Is this one of those pyramid schemes?" No, it's not.

Pyramid schemes are not legal. Young Living's business model is called Network Marketing or MultiLevel Marketing and is 100% legal and people are successful at building a lucrative business using this business model.

While you don't need to start a YL business to order and enjoy Young Living products, I wouldn't be a good friend if I didn't tell you about the business opportunity YL offers.

Stick with me through the end of this post and I promise you won't hate me. You might actually give me a high five.

_______ Time to get the wheels turning! _______

If you are a living, breathing human being, you know that networking is so important in everyday life and in business. For people's entire lives, they are building relationships, connect with others, and offer help, suggestions, or recommendations to those in need.

If you lost your job, you'd better believe your buddies would reach out to anyone they have networked with over the years to help you find a new job! When you try a new restaurant and love it, you tell your friends about it.

Young Living encourages its members to use the same principle to share its products around the world.

When members like you tell friends about products they love, the referring member makes a $50 bonus for each friend who orders a PSK. When your friend joins the Essential Rewards program and continues to order every month to support health and well-being, you make a commission off of every single order placed. This is called residual income. You share once and you get paid on that effort for anything and everything the new member orders. New member after member, month after month.

It's like telling your buddy, Joe, about the new grill set you got off Amazon and getting a $50 bonus when Joe goes and buys the same grill set from Amazon. Then, you get a commission every time Joe orders ANYTHING from Amazon in the future, all because he used your member number the first time he ordered.

Then a few weeks later, Joe has a BBQ and his buddy Mike sees him using his fancy new grill set to flip burgers. The grill set conversation leads to spices and ends with Mike ordering his own grill set off Amazon and spices like Joe's. When Mike orders using Joe's member number, Joe gets a bonus, just like you did when Joe ordered.

Here is the twist that literally makes this a genius business model.

When Mike gets the grill set and spices, Joe gets the bonus but the best part is, YOU ALSO GET A BONUS! You make a commission off of everything that your friend Joe orders from the company AND you get a commission off everything Joe's friend Mike orders from the company, until the end of time.

It gets better...

This business is will-able. That means, when you pass away, you can leave your business to your family. Your family will continue to receive those residual income paychecks every month until they pass it down to their loved ones. It's the work that keeps on providing.

Imagine working hard now to be able to provide for your family and future generations, forever. Now, this is a career worth the work.

If something happens to you and you can't work in your current job, will the paychecks keep coming to provide for you and your loved ones? If you die, can you leave your job to your family so they can live financially stress-free?

Take a minute to think about the advantages of recurring income and a business that will pass down to your heirs.  You can read our full Income Disclosure statement at youngliving.com/ids

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Take a minute to see how this opportunity is affecting and blessing people all over the world.

"It's never too late to start working towards your dreams."

If you want more, check out this great video that gives a CPA's perspective on building a Young Living business. It's funny and will get your wheels turning.

Thank you so much for checking out this information and for investing the time to learn more about how to find wellness. You DESERVE health and wellness and I want to see you achieve it.

Before you leave, let’s make sure you get connected with the oils you want.  There are two ways to do that!

Go right now and contact the person who shared this link with you.  They'll forward you a link to sign up directly on their team.  

If you found my post another way, simple click her and create your account with me as your Enroller and I'll help you out with all the goodies, education and support you're gonna want! Thanks, again, for the opportunity to share these amazing oils and opportunity with you!

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All About Essential Rewards

Want to connect with me right now and get a special DIY Spring Spray recipe collection?  Text HELLOSPRING to 918-486-9022 and I'll send it right over! 

Not a member yet?  Let's get that fixed right away!  You need these oils!!

First, if an OilWell Team member shared this link with you, contact them for their sign-up link.  If you found us another way, use this link to join our team and get your kit shipped right away!  When you do, you'll have access to our entire suite of training videos, tutorials, and oil education groups absolutely FREE! And, even better, you'll be joining a fun community of holistic DIYers, life-long learners, and a happy, caring community that will support you as you learn more about how to use these amazing products, and get the most value out of them as well!  That's what Oil WELL is all about!  Let's do this

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It's National Lipstick Day!!

Let's look at a few ways you can choose the best for yourself and your family!  Of course, we believe Young Living is the best!! 

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Anointing Yourself For Breakthrough!

Did you know we can learn to anoint ourselves or others with essential oils for emotional support while believing for a breakthrough? It is a powerful, yet simple way to practice biblical anointing in modern times.  Gary Young says, “There’s nothing you can’t do with oils to make your life better.” And, I agree. So, grab an empty bottle and mix up one of these recipe options, after prayerfully considering which one you might like most!  If you've never used essential oils, you can click here for more info, or to get started with my training team.

I started using this blend in 2015, right after learning of the death of my biological father.  It was a deeply painful time for me emotionally, and I used oils to support myself daily as I worked through the emotional processes of rejection, cruelty and abandonment.  Here's a little clip about how I used it at that time, and still do today:

Why did we use Joy, Valor and Release in the blend?

  • Joy Blend helps us to release grief and disappointment and to pursue freedom!
  • Valor Blend encourages us to embrace life from a place of strength, confidence and growth!
  • Release Blend can assist us in opening up to what is possible, connecting with our purpose, and accepting the conditions and timing of life. It can also help us to be more open to recognize and receive unconditional love and truth.

Here are the recipes:

  • Original Recipe: Joy, Valor, Release & a carrier of your choice.
  • Equal parts of those 3 oils to half the bottle (usually between 20-30 of each) and the other half of the bottle as carrier oil (Stacey prefers Emu Oil). Pop on a rollerball if desired!
  • Resistance Recipe: Joy, Valor, Release, JuvaFlex & no carrier (This would be for those who tend to physically resist, hold stress in abdomen).
  • Mix to your liking/body chemistry. JuvaFlex and Release are both very powerful. My personal blend contains 30 drops of Joy and Valor, 20 drops Release, and 3 drops JuvaFlex.
  • Resistance Recipe 2: Joy, Valor, Release, Surrender & no carrier (This would be for those who subconsciously resist change, self-sabotage, etc.) Again, mix to your liking/body chemistry.

We believe the oils work best when combined with prayer. Use them on your person as you feel led, by inhaling or diffusing, anointing heart, wrists, head, etc. Continue using this blend and speaking the scriptures until you feel and see a shift in your attitudes and situations!  I have prepared a downloadable document for you to print and use as you pray through your obstacles and believe for breakthrough.  Just click here, download and print.

The following are a few scriptures to speak, and pray, as you seek the God of the breakthrough for His perfect plan for you! These scriptures are only a starting place, a jumping off place, if you will. There are many more in the printable document linked here.

Feel free to go where the Spirit leads you in prayer...  I'm in agreement with you for total breakthrough!  When you get yours, please use the contact form above to let me know!

Ephesians 1:17-19   ESV

…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might…

1 Corinthians 10:13  ESV

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

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Singapore! It's time to start your wellness journey!

RevOILution is back! Follow us to find out how you can be part of Singapore's largest natural wellness expo! Speak to our Young Living representatives and take part in activities to start you off on your wellness journey. Or, simply order your Premium Starter Kit, and then attend the sessions to learn how to use your products!  To begin, click here.

Young Living RevOILution Wellness Expo

Don't postpone your holistic living experience! Register here:  www.revoilution.sg  Set up your online account here before you attend and you can skip the lines at the event: https://goo.gl/Jyn1Z9

Ready to build a business?  Get an Aria Diffuser for FREE in the month of July, by simply enrolling a minimum of 10 new members, each with an Essential Rewards order in the same month! For more enrollment rewards, view flyer here: https://flic.kr/p/UZqFcL 

Earn a free Aria!!

Take a look at our full catalog here: 

Young Living Singapore Product Guide

We would be honored to help you get started on your wellness journey! We have a strong corporate support staff in Singapore, ready to help you learn, grow, and establish a strong financial future with Young Living.

Business Information

For inquiries and concerns on the Young Living compensation plan – commissions and bonuses

Classes & Events (events.sg@youngliving.com)

For training and event inquiries

Marketing (marketing.sg@youngliving.com)

For promo, contest or program related inquiries or concerns

Phone: +65-6391-0170 / 6911 0211
Fax: +65-6835-9420

Will Call (Store) Hours:
Mondays through Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Savvy Beauty Natural Mani/Pedi Gift Sets

Beauty may only be skin deep, but caring for your skin starts with some of your body’s most basic functions. That’s why taking care of your skin, hair and nails is more than simply applying serums and creams. Keeping your integumentary system (responsible for skin, hair and nails) at its best also requires proper sun protection (hello YL Mineral Sunscreen!), plenty of sleep, and a healthy diet that includes a variety of vitamins and minerals.

A diet full of healthy, unprocessed food is an easy way to care for your skin at its structural level, and lots of Young Living supplements also contain ingredients that support healthy-looking skin, hair and nails. We'll look at one of those great supplements in a moment, but first let's cut some crazy toxic chemicals (like "get OSHA involved" hazardous!!) from your beauty routine with this simple tip!! 

One of the things I love to do is keep my toenails painted, but I hate the chemical exposure of polish and polish remover.  And when we traveled recently, my Zoya polish remover leaked and I needed a quick solution to get my chippy paint off my toes!  If your Facebook newsfeed is full of Young Living friends like mine is, you've probably seen the posts about using Lemongrass essential oil to remove nail polish.  I decided to give it a try, because in my town there is no place to get a non-toxic nail polish or remover and I didn't have time to run to the city.  And, guess what?!  It totally worked on me, just like it did on my friend Teri!! 

Photo Credit:  Teri Hoben

In fact, it worked so well, I've decided this is a #hack I'm going to be sharing with my new Star rank team leaders as a recognition gift!! Here's how you can share this affordable gift with your teams, and potentially introduce them to some new products, while you teach another layer of the chemical free lifestyle!  

From the VO, order the following:

15 ml or 5 ml bottles of Lemongrass essential oil

Rose Ointment:

Animal Scents Ointment:

You will also need the following supplies to complete the gift sets, (I purchased mine from Amazon).

Clear Plastic Jar (Pack of 50) for the ointment samples:

Black Nail File (Pack of 50):

Savvy Minerals Savvy Beauty Nail File

Organza Bags (Pack of 50):

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If you love to make custom mailing labels, here's the link to Avery's online templates where I created the mailing labels and note cards for this gift set project!  It's totally simple to create beautiful and professional labels in just a few minutes using this site.  Afterwards, download the templates to your computer, and check them for accuracy.  Then print as desired!! 

Customize the labels with your favorite font and pick a cheery bubble mailer like these that I love to send to my team...

Pink Bubble Mailers (Pack of 50):

Avery 5164 Mailing Labels:

Organza Bags (Pack of 50):

Black Nail File (Pack of 50):

Clear Plastic Jar (Pack of 50):

Rose Ointment:

Animal Scents Ointment:

Lemongrass Essential Oil:

Pink Bubble Mailers (Pack of 50):

Avery 5164 Mailing Labels:

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Creating Your Savvy Minerals Beauty Boutique Workshop

Thinking of hosting your own Savvy Minerals Beauty Boutique?  Here are a few ideas to get organized and make your event a success!!  

This post may contain affiliate links for which we may receive commissions, compensation, or credits from clicks on links, or purchases associated with Young Living Essential Oils. Thank you for helping to support our team website, and Marketing Scents subscription so that we may share information with Team Young Living. Be sure to grab the Resource Pack of printables pictured at the bottom of this blog post!! The FAQ sheet has a complete rundown of how to share the make-up in a sanitary and organized manner!!

You will want to start with freshly washed faces, so be sure to have your ART Skincare products available to wash those beautiful faces!! If you want some basics on prepping for presenting the ART System, check here.

Next, you will want to have basic moisturizers like the ART Light Moisturizer and the ART Renewal Serum. These provide a fantastic primer base for Savvy Minerals!! These can be ordered through your Virtual Office as existing members. For new members, please contact the person who shared this link, or join our team by clicking this link.

Oil Posse has created some fantastic postcards for use in your classes. You can have these printed through VistaPrint, or if you are a member of the OilWell Group, contact me for discount pricing.  You can also print the ORD Savvy Mineral graphics on card stock to use during the classes! 

Or, hand out these Class Clipboards with a Savvy Minerals shopping list you can download here...

Savvy Minerals Beauty Boutique Class Clipboards

Photo credit and shopping list creation credit: Reagan King      

Don't those look great on the clip boards?!  You can also use the Seedlings Baby Wipes to remove make-up and ART Refreshing Toner works well as a secondary cleanser for make-up removal.

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Take Before & After photos in natural light, if possible!  Your members and prospective members will be excited to share their transformations with others!

Photo Credit: Codie-Lyn Kahler

Now for the shopping list:  

Sending samples to your team leaders in other areas:
Cosmetic Jars for Foundation, Multitasker or Eye Shadow (50 Pcs)

Savvy Minerals 50 Pc Cosmetics Jar for Foundation

If you can't purchase several sets of the YL brushes for classes, consider purchasing a few of the less expensive brush sets, and then use the Savvy brushes for display. Opening the Kabuki Brushes on Tammy Boley & The OilWell Team Facebook page, and showing how to make samples for your team:

I purchased two kinds of brushes, and am pleased with the quality of these for temporary brushes.  I will be replacing them with our Savvy Minerals brushes as soon as they are in stock!

Kabuki Brushes

Savvy Minerals Kabuki Brushes

12 Pc Brush Set with Eye Brushes

Savvy Minerals Brush Set

Disposable Lip Stick/ Lip Gloss Brushes for use in class

Cosmetic Rounds for removing make-up, applying toner, etc.

Savvy Minerals Cosmetic Rounds

Personal Make Up Mirror for the color matching sessions

Savvy Minerals Personal Make Up Mirror

Sample cups aka; Mini baking cups (to place powdered makeup in).  We have found that simply using disposable plates works just as well.

Savvy Minerals Unbleached Mini Baking Cups

Plate to hold sample cups selected by client:

Savvy Minerals Natural Palm Plate for Samples

I love having an organized and beautiful space.  If you've attended Beauty School, use your travel case as an organizer and display for your collection!

Savvy Minerals Young  Living Beauty School case

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Here are some ideas for setting up your boutique:

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And finally, here's the full Resource Pack: My Savvy Beauty: Savvy Minerals Beauty Boutique Printables Resource Pack  In this pack you will find the following PDF documents to print:  

  • How To Host a Savvy Mineral Beauty Boutique Checklist
  • Why Choose Savvy Minerals Make-up
  • Savvy Minerals FAQs
  • Savvy Minerals Printable Shopping List by Reagan King (I made this my cover)
  • Savvy Minerals Beauty Boutique Digital Shopping List

Print each one of the documents, and assemble your book!  Mine looks like this, printed in color, and spiral bound at the local UPS store:

Resource Pack for Savvy Minerals Beauty Boutique class

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Clean Up Your Beauty Routine With Savvy Minerals

Ladies, are you ready to clean up your beauty routine with Savvy Minerals?! Who knew the hidden toxins lurking in our make-up and the sneaky way labeling laws help the company and not the consumer? Not this gal!! But now that I know, I choose better for myself and my family. Young Living recently introduced Savvy Minerals, the brainchild of YL Member Melissa Poepping! I immediately made the switch!! So did a bunch of folks, including Kristin Cavalarri, who says "Young Living is a brand you can always trust."

For years, Melissa wondered how to purchase clean make-up, and when she couldn't find it, she worked hard to formulate her own!! Young Living saw the need for Savvy Minerals and offered to buy her brand!! Isn't that amazing?!  I love a company that will listen to it's members, and adjust it's product line to meet the demand for truly CLEAN products!! Savvy Minerals is free (as in zip, zero, zilch) of the following harmful ingredients:

  1. Talc
  2. Bismuth
  3. Mineral Oil
  4. Parabens
  5. Gluten
  6. Nano Particles
  7. Phthalates
  8. Synthetic or Lake Dyes
  9. Petrochemicals
  10. Synthetic Fragrance
  11. Synthetic Colorants

Here are some simple tutorials to help you get started or introduce your friends to Savvy Minerals:

Start by being a product of the product! Learn the product line and try the products on yourself!! They are amazing, provide great coverage and are simple to use! Here's a tutorial on placing your first order!  As you listen, write down your color preferences, so you can create your first order here.  After the video, check the graphics for color names and options!

When choosing a foundation, think about this...  If your wrist veins are blue in tone, choose the cool color foundations, and if then tend to be more green, then choose the warm tones.  Dark tones are recommended for people of color.

If you are in love with that famous NARS blush color mentioned in the video, I Do Believe You're Blushin' is the color for you!!  It's the one I chose with Warm 2 for my skin tone, and I love the combination!  Ready to order right now, aren't you?  Yup.  Me, too!

If you're like me, bronzer is not something I've been using, because it was just one more layer of chemicals I felt I didn't need. Know what I mean? Now, we have a clean option!! Check out this tutorial on how to correctly contour using Savvy Minerals!

And here are the color options, which I especially love, because every woman DESERVES to wear a crown!!

Now what about eye shadows? Did you know you can use eye shadow to enhance the color of your natural eye color? A good general rule is to use eye shadows that are the opposite color of your eye color on the color wheel. For example, I have green eyes. On the color wheel, green is opposite of red, so I typically try to wear eye shadows with reddish undertones to help make the green in my eyes stand out. I love a good plum, maroon, and browns with warm tones for my green eyes! For blue eyes, shadows with a more orange undertone will make your eyes POP! Try a pretty copper, gold, or warm brown. Brown eyes are the most versatile (in my opinion) and can pull off a lot of different colors. I have found the plum, blues, and bronzed browns can really make brown eyes stand out! (Thanks, Haley!)

Remember singing, "I love my lips" with the Veggie Tales crew?  Well, I didn't feel that way because knowing that most lipsticks contain leadbeetle partsmercury, and other stuff I just don't want to apply to my face!! 

I love that our Lip Gloss stays intact without a nasty, toxic chemical reaction to keep it there!! And no crushed beetle body partsbeaver bum excretions, or other gross ingredients that don't belong on your beautiful face!! Or mine.

Last but not least, don't skip this product!! This is the secret sauce to making mineral make-up look GOOD on all skin types!! Check out the video above if you didn't catch why you must have the Misting Spray!! Plus, the essential oils in this formula make an amazing natural fragrance, and people will be asking what scent you are wearing!!

Okay, so we all like savings right? Sometimes we talk ourselves out of spending money on things because we THINK we are spending a lot. Well, I am not typically a couponer or a price matcher but I thought I would compare and contrast the cost of YL's makeup with a few other leading companies.

Here are my interesting finds for the basic things we all buy when we think of makeup:

Young Living Savvy Minerals (Wholesale Price):
Eyeshadow (one color)-15.25
Lip Gloss-27.50
(w/out Lipstick-$130.25; w/out Lip Gloss-$125.50)

BeautyCounter Makeup (non-consultant price):
Foundation (powder)-$41
Lip Gloss-$29
(w/out Lipstick-$167; w/out Lip Gloss-$168)

Bare Minerals Makeup (Retail-only option):
Eyeshadow (Palette)-$45
Lip Gloss-$18
(w/out Lipstick-$132.50; w/out Lip Gloss-$134.50)

So, as you can see: 1.) Young Living's makeup is NOT expensive; 2.) Hello, INGREDIENTS??? :) I mean, the stuff I can trust is really no more then the stuff I can't trust. Maybe you get a tad more (like multiple eyeshadows or a duo blush pack) but I am happy to get quality over quantity. :)

AND BEST POINT OF ALL: Neither of these other 2 give me POINTS BACK when I order!!!! With my YL order I can add these to my ER order, get 25% back (if you're just starting you will get 10% and work your way up) which is $38.25 back on an order of $153!!!!! So, what does that? Does Target? Ulta? Amazon?Just something to chew on. :) Feel free to share this. :) End of math lesson. (Original author unknown)

The bottom line is, Savvy Minerals is a great deal!! And, when you create an account here, and then share your link with others, Young Living will reward you with sweet cash bonuses for every person who places an order as well, so it's a win-win, cause then you can afford MORE MAKE-UP!! :-P  Want to learn how to share Savvy Minerals as an income producing activity?  Watch for my next blog post!

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All About Lemon!

We love the fresh taste of Lemon Vitality Essential Oil!! Check out this recipe, along with all the details in our infographic!!

Simple Vinaigrette


  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 2 drops Lemon Vitality essential oil
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


Whisk all ingredients together until well combined.

Pairs well with mixed green salad, chicken, Young Living Organic Dried Wolfberries, parmesan, and walnuts.

To order yours, click here!!

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Achieve Your Goals By Creating the Right Mindset

Today is the best day to evaluate where you’ve been, where you are, and where you want to be. Goal setting is a powerful process for envisioning what you’d like to accomplish and motivating yourself to make that vision a reality.  Our team leaders are super effective at coaching on identifying your Chazown, or Vision, and then making a step by step action plan to achieve the things you're dreaming about!! We even have yearly retreats for our team to do just that!!

You may already be familiar with the SMART method of setting goals, one of the best ways to start:

  • Specific—Goals should answer specific questions of who, what, where, when, and why.
  • Measurable—Goals should be quantifiable so you can track your progress.
  • Attainable—You should be able to evaluate whether your goals are realistic.
  • Relevant—Goals should be relevant to your life at this time.
  • Time Related—Goals should have a deadline to keep you on track and focused.

For example, instead of “I want to get in better shape,” try a specific, SMART goal, such as “I want to exercise after work, five days a week, for the next three months.”

Whatever your goals are, you can use essential oils and our training to help you define (or refine) your goals, remove emotional blockages, and solidify your resolve to achieve them.  We'd love to help you!!

Define Your Goals

When setting your goals, there are several essential oils that can help you gain vision and clarity about what you’d like to achieve, including:

Awaken—Inspires awareness of limitless potential

Believe—Encourages feelings of strength and faith

Brain Power—Clarifies thought and focus

Clarity—Promotes a clear mind

Common Sense—Enhances decision making

Dream Catcher—Boosts the ability to realize your desires

Envision—Renews faith in the future

Grounding—Clarifies; provides balance and enhanced spirituality

Highest Potential—Inspires self-confidence and purpose in life

Inspiration—Enhances spirituality and meditation

Into the Future—Empowers you to leave the past behind and confidently move forward

Motivation—Helps overcome fear and procrastination

Oola Balance—Enhances a positiveoutlook

Present Time—Provides focus on the here and now

Remove Blockages

The following essential oils may help remove stumbling blocks, enabling you to set and achieve your goals.

Acceptance—Encourages feelings of self-worth; helps overcome denial and procrastination

Forgiveness—Enables you to forgive yourselfandothers

Harmony— Provides harmonic balance to the body

Hope—Restores faith

Humility—Fosters deeper spiritual and emotionalawareness

Inner Child—Helps you connect with your authentic self and find emotional balance

Release—Encourages you to let go of anger and frustration

SARA—Helps soothe deep emotional wounds and traumatic memories

Surrender—Enables you to cast off inhibitions

Transformation—Helps replace negative beliefs

Trauma Life—Aids in the release of emotional trauma

White Angelica—Promotes feelings of protection and security

Achieve Success

Once you’re clear about your goals and plan of action, you can utilize the following essential oils to help you achieve success.

Abundance—Attracts prosperity and magnifies joy and peace

Gathering—Keeps you on the path to higher achievement

Gratitude—Supports emotional and spiritual progress

Joy—Brings happiness to the heart

Live with Passion—Fosters optimism and enthusiasm

Magnify Your Purpose—Stimulates creativity and motivation

Oola Grow—Helps you move forward

Sacred Mountain—Promotes feelings of strength and empowerment

Valor®—Promotes feelings of strength, courage, and protection

As always, we would love to hear from you! Leave a comment on this blog post to share how you use Young Living essential oils to help set and achieve goals, or use this contact form to get in touch with us today, and let us walk with you through goal setting and achievement!!

—Guest post written by Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager, with adaptations by the OilWell Team

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How To Use Essential Oils for Emotional Health

In the hustle and bustle of today’s world, it can be difficult to maintain all those good intentions about living a more healthy lifestyle, especially for adults who have been through, or are working with the adoption, foster care, and advocacy system, many of whom have not been taught the skills to effectively deal with their own "family of origin" dynamics. But healthy living doesn’t have to be hard. Our team works with you to process and release the emotional stresses of life.  Let me explain.

We first met a friend, we'll call Charlotte, at a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Oklahoma event.  Charlotte, as we will call her, was a quiet, compassionate woman in her mid-thirties.  As a child, she was subjected to the worst types of abuse and neglect, homelessness and had the burden of caring for her younger siblings the best she could.  Within a few minutes of specialized coaching and emotional bio-scan testing, Charlotte felt compelled to schedule a session using the Aroma Freedom Technique with myself, and a few of our other leaders, Carman and Michelle, pictured below with another convention attendee.  We found a quiet place to work, and began the process.

Within just a few minutes, Charlotte was able to pinpoint two blockages that were keeping her from fully engaging in her family relationships. She identified the emotions relating to feeling unlovable and being unable to have truly lasting, healthy relationships. A healthy family dynamic seemed to be the most unreachable goal for Charlotte.

We used a few simple techniques, and a specific combination of essential oils that assist in the Aroma Freedom process, as developed by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Benjamin Perkus. As we talked, the tears began flowing and she was able to forgive and begin to let go of the painful circumstances of her past that were negatively affecting her present, and keeping her from the bright future God had for her. Charlotte's mindset quickly shifted to the assurance that should COULD have a healthy, loving and lasting relationship with her spouse and children. Her hope was restored!!

She left the session with a newfound confidence and freedom. Since the session, she has continued to work on her emotional health with her starter oils and some specific emotional freedom practices and support from our team! Because of this personal freedom, she can more effectively advocate for children in her role within the CASA organization, and assist children, families, and her fellow volunteers within the advocacy program in learning emotional health strategies and healthy self-care practices!!

Charlotte's story is just one example of the service we can provide to individuals, and groups. Our team holds regularly scheduled in-service trainings and fundraisers for groups like CASA of Oklahoma. We also serve the individuals with our essential oils team in the AFT process, scripture based affirmation coaching, and of course, essential oils education and presentations in person, and in exclusive online communities daily. And, as our team trains you, YOU will be able to serve others in the same way!  There's nothing like watching a person's eyes light up with revelation as they step into emotional freedom and capture hope for the future!! Changing hearts and lives is the best part of what we do!

Are YOU ready to learn simple techniques to support your physical, mental, emotional and social health? If so, we're ready to help you get started today! Simply contact me, or use the link to join our team and begin the oily journey that we truly believe will impact every of your life for the better!

What's your favorite emotional support oil, and how do you use it? We'd love to know!!

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Got Stress?

Got STRESS? Here are a few things you can do in the natural to pair faith with works of wisdom:

#1: Download the Calm app and schedule breathing sessions EVERY DAY. It works. You can pair your favorite relaxing essential oils with it. This works!!

#2: Get a Premium Starter Kit and Young Living's Calcium/Magnesium supplement or some other type of effective magnesium (not pills, seriously), and take it religiously. Magnesium not only calms the physical body, but it supports normal blood pressure, and helps us get restful sleep.

#3: Enforce healthy boundaries: Say NO. It's time. It really is.

#4: Make things more simple. Everywhere you can, it's time to let others carry the load. Cooking, cleaning, lawn care, whatever!! Pass it off so you are not physically exhausted while you are fighting physical, mental, emotional or spiritual battles!! God TOLD David not to fast during the battle, or he would lose!! So, use wisdom and know when to let things to!!

#5: Let people love on you, and you love on others!! Just being present, face to face, talking, comforting, and reassuring and receiving that back will help you relax, both internally and externally.

#6: Roll our secret sauce stress blend on the neck, over the heart, and on the back of the neck throughout the day. This will help YOU hold that peace. Want to know what we recommend? Click here and get more oils info!!

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Eight Essential Oils to Inspire Creativity

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