Oils & Spoils

Essential Oils, Handcrafted and Vintage Jewelry, and Other Spoils

YLEO’s New Products Are Grand

Nearly 30,000 members attended last week's Young Living Essential Oils International Grand Convention, during which over 50 new products were launched. In addition to several over-the-counter (OTC) products, makeup and baby care lines made their debut. All products contain ingredients... Continue Reading →


Debunking and Testing: Certifiable 3

How many lemons are in a 15 ml bottle of lemon essential oil? Do essential oils expire? How do you test the purity of essential oils? The answers to these questions are just a few of the things I've learned,... Continue Reading →

Herb Your Enthusiasm 2: Determined

I was so proud of myself for finally getting my herb garden started. The next night, a torrential downpour washed my pride away. I was more than a little peeved, wanting to shake my fist at the sky and questioning... Continue Reading →

4 Bottles of Oils on the Wall

  Welcome to the 22nd and last installment of 99 Bottles of Oils on the Wall! This series began a year ago, with each installment featuring information on 5 or less Young Living Essential Oils singles and blends from my... Continue Reading →

Favorite Things & Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

The last few months have been challenging, and I need some happy. While this post has been brewing for a few weeks, the thought occurred to me yesterday that my happy might double as a list of potential Mother's Day gift ideas.... Continue Reading →

Herb Your Enthusiasm

Today was monumental for me. I started my first herb garden and planted a Knockout Rose bush. Why the big deal? Well, the thoughts of how time-consuming a project like this might be and how I don't have my Mom's... Continue Reading →

Happy 2-Year Oiliversity to Me and You!

Last month marked 2 years since I began my essential oils journey. As I started reflecting on the many ways in which I've incorporated essential oils into my everyday life and the ways in which essential oils have helped me,... Continue Reading →

Dimple Dinger Soap: Make & Break 5

I have to credit my friend, Brandy, for being the inspiration behind this divine smelling soap, though the thought behind the bar wasn't scent, but rather a means to diminish the unsightly effects of cellulite. Brandy also came up with... Continue Reading →

Wholistic Health: Certifiable 2

Last week, I completed the first module of The School for Aromatic Studies' Foundations of Aromatherapy course. More than a couple of times, I would find myself with a half hour of free time before ending my day, a half... Continue Reading →

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