Healthier Families God's Way

“He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man…” – Psalm 104:14

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Lemon oil and grease stain

 I was so upset I thought I had ruined a brand new shirt. I put it on and noticed it had grease splatter all down the front(when will I learn to wear a apron). I rewashed it just hoping it would come out but of course it was all still there. I had read somewhere that lemon oil helps with grease stains so I ran and got my lemon oil and put it on each spot and then sprinkled the shirt with some Arm and Hammer super washing soda and threw it in the wash with the rest of the clothes and to my amazement it came out perfect. I was so excited. So for those that say Young Living is too expensive and this and that , actually Young Living has saved this family money time and time again. I use them for so many purposes!!!! Message me or email me at tbllrd(at)gmail(dot)com if you have any questions or would like to sign up and start your own journey with Young Living. 🙂 Continue reading

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Update on my health- thyroid and adrenals

I have so much to say in this post so I hope I get it all out as I know just how important it is to many people that are struggling with thyroid / adrenal issues. This is becoming a epidemic I believe. So many are struggling with this and it affects so much of our bodies and lives. I “think” I am finally starting to heal but it is not without a lot of work and focusing on my health.

I am a mother to 10 so putting myself first seems so selfish sometimes but then I realized I actually wanted to be here for my kids. Ya’ know, if we do not take care of ourselves it WILL catch up to us. So first in my new protocol for healing is taking time for self. That may mean different things for different days because with a large family things change quickly. IT may mean a quite devotion time with the Lord(something I want to get back into daily as it makes tremendous difference), just sitting out on our screen porch with a cup of tea(or coffee, something I am trying to work on getting rid of), going out with my husband. I will tell you this, I think this has helped the most. Going out and being with my husband helps my stress level so much. I realize some are not in that season of being able to do that right now as you do not have older ones but it will come.

The next thing I have done has found a good doctor. A NATURAL one! Please choose a doctor very carefully. I realize also that this is very hard these days but they ARE out there. I have found a wonderful. We have to drive a bit to get there but it is worth it! Have correct testing . I know , I know it is expensive but your life is worth it! Pray as God for guidance in this decision. Salvia testing is very important along with antibodies testing to see if you are experiences a auto immune issues like I am.

Next finding the right medicines, supplements, other natural things, and foods that will help you heal. I am using several things and the first time in years do not feel like death when I wake up. I am able to wake up and start my day and be the mother I used to be. I am very thankful the Lord for this. I am using several things from Young Living essential oils. I used Progessence Plus for my low progesterone and to balance my hormones, Endoflex for my overall endocrine system , and the several oils to help stabilize my hormones like Nutmeg(great for thyroid and adrenal fatigue), Ylang Ylang oil has made a huge difference in my mood!!! I also use a few others for different things but those are the most used. Also using supplements , one my natural doctor put me on called Thyroid PX. I am also using Vitex and Sulferzyme(from Young Living, have good enzymes is important). Also keeping your other health issues in check will surely help your adrenals. I have horrible seasonal allergies which is really taxing on your adrenals but I have managed them better this year even though the pollen has been terrible. Sulferzyme mentioned above will help with that and I also use Stinging Nettle. Also using oils Lemon, Peppermint and the most used Lavender for my allergies.

This is what is working for me along with trying to rest and enjoy life. Plain and simple. I am no doctor and cannot tell you what will work for you. I am in no way telling you that. But I am stating what is working for me. It has been a long process of finding what will work. I also want to say while starting some of these I felt WORSE but it was because my hormones were adjusting so please give things time before you decide they are not working. I would love to talk with you if you have any questions and will definitely love to pray for you during this hard road. I am confident the Lord is guiding me in the direction He wants me to go.


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Must Have Oils and Tips

I get the question all the time what are my must have oils. Well here are just a few and why.

Lavender- Lavender can be used for all sorts of things and is very gentle. With lots of little ones in the house it is a must have for me. It is great for burns, scrapes, skin irritations, cradle cap , to relax and get for insomnia. Lavender is used most days in this home. It is cost effective also since it is one of the cheaper oils but don’t let it fool you. It is a powerhouse for so many things.

Thieves- Thieves is also a must have around here. I use it for headaches and I am convinced during the cold and flu season that it is what kept us so well. It is great for infections and viruses and a oil that is great to diffuse. Thieves gets rid of mold as well so it is a great oil to keep around. I put it on my children’s feet when I know something is going around.

Di Gize- Di Gize is a blend of oils like Thieves is. It is great for tummy upset and those types of digestion issues. It works rather quickly and is very effective. It does not have such a pleasant smell but I will address that type of thing in my tips. If you have digestion and tummy issues though you could care less and only want something that works and this is it!!! I have used it on my 7 month old during a episode he was having of terrible gas buildup and it worked well. I would dilute it on a little one though.

RC- RC is another blend. It is great for respiratory and cold issues that you may have. It is great for children and adults who suffer from asthma. We used it during the winter when our little ones TRIED to catch colds for others and it knocked it right out. We have found great success with it and is definitely something I will always have on hand.

Lemon- Lemon is a must have around my home because we love to have it in our water. It is a great liver detox and just keeps things healthy. Great way to get vitamin C. The lemon oil comes from the zest of the lemon so therefore will not harm your enamel.

Progessence Plus- This one is for ME! I had to add it because I have had progesterone issues lately so this is a must for me. This is a must have in my home so I can function and be the mother and wife I need to be.

Peppermint- Peppermint is great for aches and pains and really great for headaches. WE use peppermint a lot in our home as well. With sinus season coming it is also great for clearing the sinuses. WE use peppermint for fevers in our home as well instead of otc meds that cause more harm than good.

These are just some of our must haves. I could go on and on but these are my top ones. I have several more oils and products that we love and feel we must have as well. The longer I use the oils and learn more about them the easier it is to know what to use and how. It is a process. That is the biggest tip I give to others is this chemical free living is a process. Learning about the oils is a process. It takes time but is so very WORTH it for your health and that of your family.

My next tip is that prevention is key. Using Thieves is a preventative measure to try and keep germs at bay.  I diffuse different oils almost daily depending on what I am trying to target. It could be Thieves during flu season, peppermint for sinuses, Balsam Fir or Idaho Blue Spruce for my husband and my thyroid imbalances, Peace and Calming to calm the kids or Lavender for stress relief. On and on I could go. Diffusing is a great way to use the oils for preventative measures. Also placing the oils on the bottoms of your feet is a great way to use them as well.

When using the oils less more often is what is suggested instead of more less often!!! I find this to be very true. When I first started using the oils I WASTED them. You do NOT have to use a lot to reach your desired benefit. These are PURE  oils so therefore you do not have to slather them on.

My last tip would be to have something like essential rewards in place. That way you can slowly build up your oils and get the products you need to acquire a chemical free life. On top of doing that you receive points back for your purchases so it’s a win win situation. If you need more info on essential rewards please let me know.


If you have not joined with Young Living and would like to then please contact me. You can message me here or you can contact me at my email. tbllrdatgmaildotcom(spelled out so I do not get spammed) . Feel free to ask any questions you might have and if you are already a member what is your must have oil?

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Chemical Free Living

 I am learning so much as I go on this journey of chemical free living. One thing I like to share with people is IT IS A PROCESS. It can get overwhelming, especially when you are researching and seeing all these things you can do to get chemicals out of your home. It can seem expensive, time consuming, and just plain overwhelming. It does NOT have to be this way though and I want to share that more than anything with others. Just take things a step at a time. That is why I love how Young Living has things set up. Like their essential rewards for instance. While changing over products I started with things we used everyday like toothpaste , shampoo, soaps, etc.. I put those on my essential rewards along with any other oils I needed and household cleaner. I get points for these purchases so I am actually getting something back but most importantly I am slowly working towards getting nasty chemicals out of my home.

  You are not spending extra money just changing out products. Yes, they may be a little more expensive but what are you sacrificing with the products that are cheap. What health issues are they causing? In the long run are you not saving money? I really believe chemicals are the main thing that messed my adrenals and hormones up so bad. I will have you know just once I stopped using air freshners, plug ins, and candles I stopped having headaches. Those simple steps can save you in lots of areas. I just use my diffuser with the oils we love OR the oils we need at that time. Plus not only does the house smell good we are also getting health BENEFITS.

Then after you are eating REAL foods, getting chemicals out of your home, etc. then you can work on the supplements you need and those sorts of things . It is a process and does not have to all be done at one time. You will be thankful you did it and will see health improvements pretty quickly if you are like me and used lots of chemicals. I am not working on getting a natural make up to replace the toxic kind I use.

Then lastly, just do the best you can. Also I urge others to learn how to take care of their families. God has given us so many things to helps us take care of our families. WE need to know how to do this!! We need to not rely on others to help us but to know how to take care of things. I think this is vitally important. So are you ready to start the road to chemical free living?

It is really easy. You can get rid of the toxic filled chemicals in your medicine cabinet by joining with Young Living and becoming a member. With a premium kit you will receive all the oils you will need in everyday life. I would be here all day sharing stories of how we have used just the everyday oils kit and all the medicines it has replaced. Contact me here if you would like more information.

Slique Weight Loss Program with Young Living

Young Living has set up a safe ,effective, healthy weight loss program. I have used the drops in my water and they actually taste really good and do make you feel full. Plus I am getting the added benefits from the oils in them. Ask me how you can join with Young Living and get 24% off retail price and many more bonuses.


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Since joining Young Living I have heard this many times. And at first really I felt the same way. And yes, some things are more expensive BUT what is in the least expensive things you are using daily?

It is not about adding products to what you already buy but substituting chemical free products. And I want to say since joined with Young Living we have actually saved money. Yes, the toothpaste might be more expensive but what is in that cheaper toothpaste you are using and actually what is in this toothpaste kills bacteria that causes tooth decay, gum disease,etc. So you are actually using preventative means which in the long run with save you TONS of money. And who doesn’t want to invest a little in their health monthly?

When using money on over the counter drugs think about how much you spend during a cold or some type of illness.
As you see in the picture I have a stockpile of otc meds. We usually go right through those and purchase much more every year but not this year!! As you can see none were used! So in the end do I think Young Living is expensive? No Way!!!

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Saving Money With Young Living oils

thI hear all the time, “but it is so expensive”. Well for my family it has actually saved us money . Yes, at the beginning we had to put out money but it has saved us money in the fact that we have not hardly been sick at all. I have relied only on our oils for the most part for everything that has come up. We have saved money by not having to go to the doctor, having 10 children you can imagine how expensive that would be. Not having to buy all those over the counter meds and prescription meds. And just plain and simply not getting sick like everyone else around us has. Yes, we have had sniffles and sneezes and those sorts of things and have tried to get the stomach bug but I have been able to knock them out and for that I am thankful.

Also I have started making our own baby shampoo with just a few ingredients and our dish liquid. So I actually KNOW what is in all that we are using. I also make my wipes solution that I use with my cloth wipes. I want to start making our own laundry detergent soon. Here is links to what I followed for our dish liquid. I used Young Living’s Thieves and Citrus Fresh as the oils. Tea tree would be a great one as well.

Here is what I used for the baby shampoo

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Tips and Tricks about Young Living Essential oils Post 2

-Peace and Calming is great for anxiety and great for children. Use 1 drop per foot. Helps with restlessness.

-You can diffuse clove, cinnamon, lemon, rosemary, and eucalyptus and it kills 99% bacteria in 12 minutes.

-Use wintergreen instead of ben-gay, biofreeze

-For mental clarity, improving memory, brain fog, or studying use Brain Power or Clarity.

-Best oils to purify the air : Thieves, Purification, Lemon, or Citrus Fresh.

-For Thyroid support use Thyromin. Also can add Endogize. It can take more than 240 days to correct a thyroid problem. If still not addressing problems completely you can add Progessence Plus. For Adrenal Fatigue Endoflex and Progessence Plus will help heal the adrenals along with some other products Young Living has. ( I know all this from experience since this is what I am having to use)

-Copaiba is a great anti-inflammatory oil. When layering use Copaiba last because it is great for inflammation. Can use with many different oils when in pain.

-Valor -Good for bruises and can be applied over broken skin.

-Do NOT apply Deep Relief to broken skin.

-When using oils for cooking you need to cook the food first and then add the oils for flavoring so you will still get the health benefits.

-For colds in children under 2 use Myrtle. Over two use RC oil diluted with a carrier oil and for adults apply couple drops to chest and under feet.

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Replacing Chemicals in Your Medicine Cabinet

 If you are interested in using essential oils or learning more then I am sure you realize how toxic and chemical laden many over the counter and prescription meds are . I would like to help you replace those chemicals in your medicine cabinet! We are slowly changing everything in our medicine cabinet over and I have already saw a difference in the health of my family .

 Today we will talk about Thieves. Thieves is a must have and comes in the everyday oils kit. This little bottle of oil has saved my family so far from many of the terrible illnesses going around this winter. We have been very thankful for it, not to mention we all love the smell.

 What is Thieves ? It is a blend of clove – cinnamon bark – rosemary – lemon & eucalyptus radiata essential oils proven to be 99.9% effective killing airborne bacteria

 Thieves can replace many things in your medicine cabinet including Dayquil, Abreva, Robitussin, Orajel, Nicorette, Vicks Vapo Rub, and many many others. It is great for cough, teething ( check reference books for dilution for babies and children), cold sores, gum disease, flu, and much more. Thieves is a wonderful blend and a must have during the cold and flu season.