A Peaceful Homeschool Environment

Just typing that title makes me giggle. There are many days the homeschool environment is FAR from peaceful. I do strive for peace, as I am guessing we all do. I have been using essential oils for almost 5 years now and I know many of you do too. We use our oils to help support our peaceful-selves during the homeschool day and have found a few key things that really help us.

Supporting focus…

I have a little roll-on bottle with a label that says chill-out. It contains vetiver, cedarwood and lavender. I usually add about equal amounts of each and some carrier oil. Originally I created this roll-on and researched the oils in this blend for my son Krash. Then I found that it was beneficial for ME too. So, it sits on my desk and honestly I use it even more than he does now.

Other options to help with focus: GenYus, Clarity, Brain Power, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Lime.


A peaceful aroma…

We have a diffuser in the schoolroom and we all enjoy it. I found a blend I love and my kids love it too so it is often in the diffuser. I combine Northern Lights Black Spruce with lemon, bergamot and orange, about 3 drops of NLBS, 2 orange, 1 lemon and 1 bergamot. I am almost always using NLBS as a base and some days I just and some lemon, or one of the others and some days I mix all of them. The NLBS is very grounding and has an aroma I just love. It is a favorite for my kids too.

Our new favorite diffuser is the Desert Mist {shown in the graphic below}, but we also love the Dewdrop diffuser which comes with a Premium Starter Kit!


When the emotions run high…

I have a few things that I love when the stress gets the best of us. Sometimes homeschool is full of emotional children and adults and at times there are battles. For these moments, I turn first to the Lord and ask for HIS divine intervention to help us. Additionally, our oils have a way of helping us during these moments too and we all have different preferences. My daughter loves her Stress Away roll on, my middle son likes Northern Lights Black Spruce, Frankincense and Valor. He often wears a diffuser necklace with NLBS. My older son likes the uplifting aroma of orange, and often combines it with lavender in his diffuser in his room. Personally, I turn to NLBS and Frankincense most often. I also really like Stress Away, Valor, Peace & Calming, Joy, & Bergamot,


What are YOUR favorite oils to use during the homeschool day?

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Happy Oily Anniversary To Us!

February is a special month for a few reasons. It was during the month of February in 2013 that I finally jumped off of the fence and into the world of Young Living!  It was my 1+1+1=1 blog that led me to the lovely friendship I now have with Jodi McKenna, who is the friend who led me to Young Living.  Three years ago I was totally skeptical and only ordered my kit because Jodi convinced me it was worth a try, and there was a great deal that month. I am SO glad I did and only wish I would have ordered it sooner!

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I don’t normally talk much about oils over here but once a year I like to give an update about where we are at and how they have been working for us. This can be short and to the point – my entire family is on board, including my once very skeptical husband. My kids know which oils to reach for in certain situations and each have their favorites.  I have found support in my overall wellness that I am just thrilled about.  I have replaced many of our household products with safer version that Young Living creates {cleaner, laundry, hand sanitizer, hand soap, veggie wash, etc.}.

I write more about our journey on my Oily Little World blog, here are a few posts I have shared this past year…

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Here’s a bit more about my favorite starter kit…



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We also send all new members a welcome package! We send my favorite resource and a handmade bag for your new oils!

    Not so sure about this oil thing? I totally understand. I had EVERY question {seriously, ask Jodi how much I bugged her}. Here is my main info page and here are some more FAQ, and please email me [email protected] with any questions you may have.  Common questions are answered – the biggest being…NO you do not have to order monthly to be a member!  I promise Young Living makes it super easy!  You don’t have to sell anything either, you are free to join just for yourself!
    Ready to sign up on our team, just click here <— that link puts you on my team! {double check the enroller/sponsor number to be 1410471 & choose your Premium Starter Kit}! Email me if you have any trouble, or after you sign up so I can let you select your bag fabric!

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I don’t write about our essential oil journey much here on this blog, but we have now been using oils consistently for over two years now {since February 2013}.  We have many success stories and I am totally happy. We love our oils, even my once skeptical husband! I honestly can’t believe some of the changes we have experienced ~ the biggest one possibly being my husband’s love for our oils now!

We now have a blog dedicated to our oily journey ~ Oily Little World.

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I am a part of an amazing Christ-centered Young Living group led by my friend Jodi McKenna. She is a wealth of knowledge about oils and leads us with a passionate, humble and servant’s heart.We would love to have you join our team if you feel we are a good fit for you. Wise House Oils has loads of support to offer you, you can take a peek here.

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Signing up with Young Living is easy, and I recommend the Premium Starter Kit. The visual version of the Premium Starter Kit is below, this kit is incredible, everything you need to get started is in this kit. You even get to choose which diffuser you prefer {Dew Drop is shown in the image}.

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What should you do now if you want to sign up?

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Not sure yet?

Here are some common questions {I had a LOT of these}

  • Do I have to order every month?  A certain amount? No! You can just order what you need each month.  If you are interested in the business side of Young Living there is a different answer but as a wholesale member who is interested in only purchasing oils for yourself, there is no monthly requirement.
  • Do I have to sell oils?  No! You can be a wholesale member just to get the wholesale prices and support offered to wholesale members!
  • Will they kick me out if I don’t order enough? You only have to order 50 PV {PV = personal volume and is approximately $50} once a year to remain active!  Trust me ~ that’s not hard to do!
  • Wait!  A friend wants to sign up under me, what do I do?  You will have your own distributor number and they just use that!  You’ll be surprised, even if you don’t want to build a business, it might just happen!  There are a few other logistical things regarding earning money with Young Living, so be sure to research that or email to ask if you are interested.
  • What is Essential Rewards?  It is the monthly shipment program that Young Living offers. I use it and place an order every month.  I have a set date and can change what I want to order at any time.  To maintain your Essential Rewards status {and get reduced shipping, credit for free oils, and access to monthly promotions} you have to place a minimum 50 PV order each month.
  • Why would I want to enroll in Essential Rewards? Honestly it is totally up to you! If you maintain 50 PV you are eligible for reduced shipping, and you will earn points redeemable for product.  Being enrolled also helps you remember to keep using your oils and slowly you will gain knowledge and reply on them more and medications and other products less!  That’s what has happened to me!
  • I think I want to build a business! GREAT!  We have a private business builders Facebook group too, we all work together and help each other.  You can email me for more info if you decide you want to build a business!

Other questions? Feel free to leave a comment here so I can answer for all to see in case you have a similar question to someone else.

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