Wednesday, May 18, 2022

My Favorite Young Living Products and How We’re Ditching the Chemicals in Our Household

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Although I don’t mention it much on the blog, I’ve been a loyal Young Living customer for three years now.  These last three years, I’ve slowly transitioned many of our household products to Young Living products, and as a result, our family is being exposed to way fewer toxins and chemicals than ever before. 

There are nasty chemicals in every single thing that we use on a daily basis – from perfume to candles to household cleaners to shampoo to dryer sheets – and they can disrupt everything in our bodies from our immune systems to our hormones.  Some can even contribute to health problems. 

Most people think only of essential oils when they think of Young Living, and although those are a huge part of their product line, they also offer tons more products from cleaners to supplements to makeup to toothpaste and much, much more.  All of their products are clean, making them a one-stop shop if you’re looking to ditch the chemicals in your household. 

Young Living used to require enrolling members to purchase an entire starter kit, but they recently revamped their entire system, and now anybody can purchase anything anytime!  So exciting!!  

Since it’s so easy to purchase through them now (no commitment), I thought I’d share a few of my very favorite YL products with all of you in case you’ve been considering cleaning up your home as well!  You can sign up here, or shop the links directly in the post below.

Thieves Cleaner

Thieves cleaner is arguably the most popular YL product ever.  It is awesome.  You can use it to clean and sanitize tabletops, countertops, floors, toilets, mirrors, windows, carpets, upholstery, and so much more!  The best part about it is that it’s safe to use around children because it has no harsh chemicals.  The cleaner in this bottle is incredibly concentrated, so just one bottle makes almost 30 bottles of cleaner.  Yes, y’all.  3-0 bottles of cleaner!!  Just add 1/2 oz. of Thieves cleaner and 16 oz. of water to a glass spray bottle, and you have a single bottle of cleaner that can clean every single thing in your house.  I have used nothing but Thieves in our house for the last three years and I’m still nowhere near done with my first bottle.  (In full transparency, I still use Lysol with Hydrogen Peroxide to clean the countertops after cooking with raw meat, though.  I know some ladies who do use Thieves for that, but when it comes to raw meat, give me all the chemicals to clean it.  Haha.)


Thieves Hand Sanitizer

Thieves hand sanitizer is all of the goodness that Thieves has to offer, but in hand sanitizer form.  I keep it in my purse at all times and it smells like heaven… minus the yucky chemicals that are often added to other hand sanitizers.


Calm CBD Roller

This Calm CBD roller is something that I never ever leave home without… it’s probably my personal favorite YL product!  This roller combines CBD with essential oils Lavender, Orange, Vetiver, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and Eucalyptus and they all work together to create a peaceful scent that can help ease stress and worry. 

When I’m feeling anxious, I roll it on my neck and behind my ears, and within minutes it starts to take the edge off of my anxiety.  It comes in two different strengths – 300 MG and 600 MG – and you can roll it on as much as you need to throughout the day.  I use the 600 MG roll-on and I LOVE it.  As a matter of fact, I’m already on my second roller, and I just bought a third to have when the second runs out.  I’ll never be without it.  This product contains 0% THC so it’s perfectly safe to have and use. 

I’m not going to lie, it is very pricey, but considering each roller lasts several months for me (I don’t have to use it very often), it’s worth the money.  It also allows me to manage my anxiety naturally, and that is priceless.


KidScents KidPower Roll-On

The KidScents KidPower Roll-On is formulated to help support mental well-being by invoking feelings of positivity and confidence.  It smells almost identical to the Anthropologie Volcano candle that everyone loves so much, and it’s SO good that I have started wearing it as perfume!  Perfumes and lotions are some of the worst products on the shelves when it comes to toxic chemicals, so I ditched perfumes and body sprays years ago.  It also comes in a dropper bottle so you can diffuse it and enjoy that Volcano scent!



I started taking Sulfurzyme, a daily supplement, at the beginning of March and it has helped so much with my hair growth.  Sulfurzyme is a blend of MSM (a dietary sulfur) and Ningxia Wolfberry that has loads of benefits.  I have been having trouble with hair loss for the last few years, and I know several ladies who have had lots of success with this supplement, so I decided to try it for myself.

In the last couple of months, I have already noticed a huge difference in my hair growth.  At just a few weeks in, I have loads of baby hairs sprouting up all over my head, primarily around my hair line.  My hair feels thicker and fuller already, and it feels healthier, too.  I’ve also noticed that my hair isn’t breaking off as easily, and it’s also not shedding nearly as much as it was either.  I used to have to clean out my brush every few days, and now there’s hardly anything to clean out.

In addition to seeing a difference in my hair, my eyelashes have also grown exponentially, and they’ve thickened, too.  They are longer than they’ve ever been in my whole life right now, and I’m sure it’s from the Sulfurzyme as I haven’t been using anything else. 

I was hoping it would help my eyebrows grow as well, but so far, I haven’t noticed a difference there.  Mine pretty much stopped growing several years ago, and now they’re sparse and uneven.  Yeesh! 

In addition to supporting hair and skin health, Sulfurzyme also supports joint health, normal range of motion, bone health, circulation, and the immune system.  I can’t speak to the other benefits as I’m not sure it’s something I would notice anyway, but it has definitely helped with my hair regrowth.  It’s also certified vegan friendly, gut friendly, keto friendly, and cruelty free, too.  The capsules have no scent or flavor, and I haven’t had any negative side effects from taking them.

The suggested use is two capsules two times daily, but I’ve only been taking two capsules one time daily, and I’ve already noticed a difference in my hair growth.  One bottle is a bit pricey, but each bottle contains 300 capsules, so it will last around five – six months at the rate I’m taking them, making the cost less around $10/month, or $0.33/day. 

*Please be sure to talk to your doctor before starting any supplements.  I am not a doctor.  ;o)



When I first signed up for YL, they sent this diffuser with my purchase, and it’s still going strong three years later, even after daily use.  It has 11 different color settings including the ever-popular candle-flicker setting (my favorite), and it has three different modes – high, low, and intermittent, so you can choose the amount of oils that are diffused. 

This diffuser is larger than most that I’ve purchased from Amazon, and it fills our kitchen and living room generously with scent when it’s on the high setting.  It’s only $29.95 when you sign up as a member!


Essential Oils for the Diffuser

I have been a candle lover my entire life, but candles are the absolute worst when it comes to chemicals.  I shudder even thinking about it.  When I first started using oils, I wasn’t convinced I’d be able to give up my beloved candles, but all it took was a few months of experimenting and finding combinations/amounts that I truly loved, and boom, no more candles.  I haven’t burned a single candle in nearly two years.  Instead, I’ve been using the following oils to create my own scents, and I love these even more than my candles now!  And the best thing about oils is, you can customize the strength of your scents by adding fewer or more drops to your diffuser.  I like my scents pretty strong, so I tend to use a lot!

Lemon Myrtle – Perfect for spring and summer, Lemon Myrtle smells like a little piece of heaven.  Combine 3 drops of Lemon Myrtle with 2 drops of Vanilla in the diffuser for the dreamiest lemon crème scent!


Lime – Lime is crisp and fresh, and it’s an amazingly energizing scent when you’re in the afternoon slump.  Combine 4 drops of Lime with 3 drops Peppermint in the diffuser for an afternoon pick-me-up!


Cinnamon Bark – Cinnamon Bark is my personal favorite Young Living scent and it’s the only thing I diffuse September through December.  In the fall, I love to combine 4-5 drops of Cinnamon Bark with 3-4 drops of Clove for the perfect cinnamon pumpkin scent… it’s nearly a perfect dupe for the beloved Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin candle.  During the Christmas season, I diffuse it all by itself because it’s just that good.  It smells like a red hot all by itself. 


Clove – Warm and spicy, Clove oil is the perfect fall scent.  As I said before, combine it with Cinnamon Bark in the diffuser to have your house smelling almost exactly like Bath & Body’s Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin.  


Vanilla – Vanilla can be combined with nearly any other oil to give it a perfectly dreamy, creamy scent.  A few of my favorites to pair it with are Lemon, Lemon Myrtle, Lime, Cinnamon Bark, Peppermint, Orange, and Grapefruit, but it’s so versatile it goes with almost everything. 


Peppermint – Another energizing scent, Peppermint is another great oil to diffuse for a little pick-me-up, and it’s also great when you’re feeling nauseated.  I also love it during allergy season because it helps open me up when I’m stuffy.


Essential Oils for Remedies

Not only do oils smell good, many of them also serve other purposes and have many other benefits.  Here are a few of the oils that I always keep in my “toolbox.”

Thieves – Thieves is a powerful blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary and it’s known for its immune support and cleansing properties.  I roll this on our spines every morning to boost our immune systems.  I also roll it on the bottoms of my feet before bed, especially when Brian or the kids are sick.


Digize – Digize is a blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli and it supports the digestive system.  Any time my stomach feels queasy or upset, or even if I’m overly full after a big meal, I roll Digize directly on my stomach for relief.


Lemon – Lemon oil is excellent for removing any kind of sticky residue.  Any time I remove a price tag and there’s a sticky, gummy residue, I drop 2-3 drops on the residue, wait about 30 seconds, and then I wipe it off with a damp paper towel.  The residue just slides right off like magic and makes the product look like new!


Lavender – Lavender is known for its calming properties, and it’s very gentle on the skin.  I massage 1 drop along each jaw line every single night before bed, and it has helped tremendously with my jaw clinching at night.  I do still do it at times, but I’ve found that I do it less frequently since I’ve been using lavender.


And there you have it!  My favorite YL products!  As I said at the beginning of the post, Young Living has revamped their whole system, so you no longer have to purchase a starter kit to sign up as a member.  If you sign up as a member, you get the member discounts, but there is no commitment for you to reorder or sell or anything like that. 

If you’re interested about ditching the toxins in your house and you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me!  

Happy Wednesday, y’all!


  1. I didnt know they were behind the thieves products - will have to check it out!

  2. Do you know if i can get just the calm cbd roller? I don't want a bunch of things, just that. We are replacing things in our house too. Plant based things like hand soap, body wash, etc. So much better for you.

  3. Oh this is a great post! Years ago I had invested into some of these oils and purchased a handful of them, but one day while deep cleaning our house, Jon threw them all away not knowing what they were. I. Was. Devastated. That being said, I loved reading about the lemon, the lavender, Sulfurzyme and the CBD Roller.

    1. Oh no, that is terrible! I would have been devastated, too!

  4. I am thinking it might be time for me to pick back up again with the oils - be perfect for my office/upstairs!


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