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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!


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.


Danielle Guess


Thieves Laundry Soap Hack


Thieves Laundry Soap Hack

From making my own detergent six years ago to buying the most expensive, ready made laundry detergent, has been an adjustment! No, a money tree didn’t sprout up and no, I didn’t decide to sacrifice safe ingredients for whatever the fad was. I learned a hack that saved me time and money! Double win for a Mom on a mission.

After seeing how my baby’s skin reacted to traditional detergents bought form the supermarket, I said “Tootle loo!” to toxins in our laundry routine. At the time, I was far from someone who cared what ingredients were in my home. That was until the rashes just wouldn’t go away. I watched precious baby skin turn angry and fragile.

Someone spoke up and said “Fragrance in cleaners can do that.” I didn’t get offended, I was relieved! So far the only suggestions were to use this cream or that prescription. But that was the surface level. Deeper than the eye can see, the ingredients in our topical and airborne household products seep in.

Do yourself a favor. Look up the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Search their site for the ingredients in your products. You might be surprised to find your detergent doesn’t even have an ingredient list. Yikes! What are they hiding?!

Have you been convinced? Could the rashes, coughing, allergies, headaches, and hormone issues in your home be from products you’re using?

I was shocked. Took me a while to get over the “WHAAAAT am I allowing in my home?!” freak out to subside. Then, I took it one step at a time. Come to find out the homemade detergent that I was using wasn’t as clean as I thought. I ditched it and switched to Young Living’s Thieves Laundry Detergent!

But I didn’t love it at first! As someone who stands behind the company as a distributor, I thought for sure I would be a liar if I said “Oh, this is the best detergent ever!” So, I didn’t lie. I figured out a way to make it work for us.

Thieves Laundry Soap Hack #1

  • Pour 16 oz of the Laundry Soap into a glass jar with lid.

  • Add 3 tablespoons of Thieves Household Cleaner to the original detergent.

  • Fill with water and swish around.

  • Use as directed on the label for your washing machine.

You will double the cleaning power of the Thieves Detergent and save double as well! From $0.25 cents a load to about $0.15 a load for a front loading HE washer. That’s pretty good!

A wholesale member pays $29.50 for a bottle of laundry detergent. See now why I said it’s the most expensive I’ve ever bought?! BUT, as is, the detergent will wash 64 loads for a normal washer and 128 for a HE washer.

Use the hack above, do some math, and you now are able to wash 128 loads for a normal washer and 256 for a HE washer! Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog! All the frugal Mommas just did a dance!

EDIT! The above recipe worked great, so I wanted to see if I could stretch it further!

Thieves Laundry Soap Hack #2

  • Split an entire Laundry Soap between 3, 32 oz glass pump bottles.

  • Fill the now empty container with water and pour one each into the glass jars.

  • Add 2 tablespoons of Thieves Household Cleaner to each jar.

  • **Special Treat! Add in your favorite oil! I used 25 drops Citronella into each jar.

  • Use 2 pumps per load of clothes.

Ready for this, frugal friend?! $0.08 per load! For a plant based, all the frills, non toxic, smells GREAT detergent!

I haven’t been this excited about a deal since Target $1 spot was actually everything a dollar!

Purchase your detergent>> Here

I’ll add you to Your Wellness Tribe community FaceBook group, send you some goodies, and be ready to help you make some more switches in your home!