Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling

I’ve been asked several times this week at what age did we start taking the kids to the dentist. Around age 5 is when we chose Their pediatrician checked their teeth, tongue tie, and overall oral health prior to that.

Oral health is so very important to me. 👏🏻 I’ve heard it explained as your mouth is a window into the health of your body. Heart disease, gut issues, respiratory function, pregnancy and birth complications can show symptoms in the mouth.

For this reason we practice oil pulling at home, brush teeth with non toxic (fluoride, SLS, and dye free) toothpaste, and use a homemade mouthwash. (You should floss too! We aren’t perfect there. According to every dentist and hygienist, you should also floss daily.)


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Oil Pulling… what’s that?

Short answer: Using a fat soluble oil (coconut oil is our choice) as a mouth rinse for 15 minutes daily has helped us heal cavities and mouth sores and overall increased the health inside our mouth. (Thus leading to a slew of other health changes!)

Now, before you think I’m selling you a cure all for complicated mouth issues based solely on personal experience, let’s look at the history: 3,000 years ago, Ayurvedic practices prescribed oil pulling (actually holding sesame oil in the mouth for 5 minutes) to help with mouth sores and other extensive ailments like allergies and headaches. Later in the 90’s, it wasn’t brought back into popularity but with the spotlight being on cold pressed coconut oil being used.

Give it a shot! What can it hurt to try out? My family’s twice yearly dentist visits have proved helpful without cavities for 11 years of having 3 kiddos and many years for myself given that I used to have chronic cavities (like every dentist visit!).

If your current smile isn’t a picture of health, you can still make changes!

Life Essentials

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Life Essentials

When I hear “free” I think “what’s the catch?”. So here’s the deal with 100% transparency. I have a wholesale account with Young Living where I get 24% off retail prices. Opened by purchasing a Starter Kit of oils. When I started, I was dabbling in direct sales with another wellness company selling herbal blends and supplements. However, with that company I couldn’t let my friends and family in on the same value I was getting. So I really wasn’t making anything since I just gave them my discount.

With Young Living, anyone can get a wholesale account and no one is required to purchase a certain monthly amount or sale to keep that discount. Everyone is able to purchase at the same value I do, and I’m also making a commission that allows me to stay home and grow this as a business.

24% off retail is great! “But wait, there’s more!” {cue the cheesy game show music}. I DO choose to order monthly, because my family loves YL products (yep, more than oils!) and it saves me from having to go out to the stores or find products that meet our toxic free/ethically made standards.

Monthly autoship boxes from YL let me pick what I want and need, and I get free products monthly when purchasing a certain amount. 50 is the minimum. 100 starts the free products.

AND MORE than that, I get 25% back off my purchase in points to use later! What the what?!?!

So lets say I spend $300 in products a month (I do!). That’s already saving about $100 from retail prices. Then, I get free products (this month it’s $97.48 worth). NEXT UP that 25% back in points… 75! If you wanna do the math, that means the value of my $300 order is halved with discounts and freebies!


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In July, I cashed in a TON of points and got all of the things above. Makeup that I’ve been wanting to try. Our essentials: detergent, dish soap. Plus toothpaste, hand sanitizer, supplements skin/hair care. Free. FREE! I still can’t get over it, and I’ve been getting a monthly box for four years now.


Want your own box? Wholesale members: Login to your account. Not a member? Make that first Starter Kit of oils your first monthly box! I’ll help you curate your next one according to your Wellness needs.

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Danielle Guess

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Weed Killer

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Weed Killer

Gardening without toxins was not on my radar. Until seeing first hand the effects it had topically on a family member’s skin, and seeing how others were careful about what they put into the soil around their home.

News about the effects of Roundup (both in our bodies and killing precious bees), unexpected places you might find it (most non-organic food, breakfast cereal, etc.), multimillion dollar lawsuits won by cancer victims, and so on have been a HOT topic this last week!

In short, Roundup is overused, and it's main ingredient glyphosate is extremely toxic.

So what can we do?

Well if you are concerned about what other's use of it is doing to you and your family, educate yourself!

Also, eat Organic!!!! Don't be fooled by the Non-GMO labeling. Non-GMO does not mean chemical, herbicide, or pesticide free! Buy products with the Organic label or with ingredient lists that specify they are Certified Organic.

Fun Fact: Young Living does not use any herbicides and hand weeds their plants! 

This all natural and safe weed killer works!


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RECIPE:
30 oz spray bottle
1 gallon white vinegar 
1 tbsp Thieves Dish Soap
1 tbsp Salt (I used Himalayan pink salt)
*Double or triple the recipe to fit into a yard sprayer.

Add the Thieves soap and salt to the spray bottle. Then fill with vinegar! Easy Peasy!

Spray onto your weeds, making sure to avoid any leaves of your flowers or plants you want to thrive. This weed killer doesn't know the difference! Spray during a time of day when the sun will be the strongest. This helps to dry out the weeds. Then come back the next day to pull them up.

It's never been easier to ditch your toxic weed killer!

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