Snow Cream

In North Texas we usually don’t get much snow.  We usually get ice which is no fun!  Today we got tons of good, powder snow.

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We decide to try and make Snow Ice Cream.  We set a large bowl out on the patio table and let snow accumulate.  After the bowl was full, we brought it in.  We made several different flavors.

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Orange Dreamsicle (you could also try Lemon, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lime, Citrus Fresh)

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Chocolate Peppermint

We also made Chocolate and Vanilla

 

Snow Cream

Ingredients:

8 cups of fresh snow

1 cup of any kind of milk

1/3 cup of sugar

1 tablespoon of Vanilla

For Chocolate: 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder

For Chocolate Peppermint: 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder, 2 drops of Peppermint Young Living oil

For Dreamsicle: 8 drops of Orange Young Living oil

 

Directions: Whisk together the milk, sugar, vanilla, flavorings of choice.  Add 8 cups of fresh snow and stir well.  That’s it!  Enjoy!!

 

The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Ever, Ever!

The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Ever, Ever!

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup grass fed butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut crystals or sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons coconut milk (really any milk you prefer)
  • 3 ripened bananas
  • 2 cups flour (I used Young Living Einkorn mix)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • About 1/2 bag chocolate chips (totally your preference on how much you like)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the sugar and the butter in a large bowl.  Add eggs and blend.  Add milk and bananas, mix.  Now add flour and baking soda and mix.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spray loaf pans with non-cook spray and spoon it into pans.

Bake for 40 minutes.  You should be able to insert a knife into the middle of the loaf and the knife should come out clean.

Enjoy!!!!!

Enjoy!

 

Why I choose to use Young Living Einkorn Mix…

Ingredients: Whole grain einkorn flour (Triticum monococcum), Brown rice flour, Amaranth flour, Tapioca flour, Sorghum flour (Sorghum bicolor), Dhokla flour (Indian flour made from chickpeas)

Flours now days are so processed and altered that they are no longer good for us.  Young Living is growing the very best Einkorn Wheat and I have loved baking with this mix.

Do you want to try some?  Go to beta.youngliving.com and my member # is 1483642.  If you have any questions about it, let me know!  peacejoyandoil@gmail.com

A New Tradition and A GIVEAWAY

We have found something new to do in our house for birthdays.  We have several birthdays in August and this year I wanted to try something new to make our oldest son feel special for his birthday.

It is called The Birthday Blessing

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It comes with a wooden cake that you can put out for the entire birthday month or get it out the week of and put it in a place of significance.  When they see the cake set out the month of their birthday they will get excited.  It’s like saying, It’s time to celebrate you!

It also comes with a journal.  The journal has places to fill in how they have grown, changed, and attach a picture.  I had my son fill it in so that we could see how his handwriting changes each year.  It will also be neat to see how his wording changes.

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When filling out the journal my son and I sat down at the table together and it gave us time to reflect over the year and for me to encourage him and help him see how much he has changed.  By the end he was sitting much taller and more proud!

I wish I would have had this from the beginning with all 3 of my kids!

And the wonderful ladies over at The Birthday Blessing want one of you to have your very own, for FREE!

Ways to enter:

1. Go Like The Birthday Blessing on facebook!

2. Go Like Peace Joy and Oil on facebook!

3. Follow my blog!

Please leave me a comment and let me know how many ways you entered.  The giveaway will end September 29th at midnight.  I will draw and announce the winner on September 30th.

Sorry, I’m late announcing the winner!  The winner is Jacy Phillips!!!!

September Super Savings

If you have been holding out for any reason on trying Young Living Essential Oils.  Now is the time!!!  Never before has such a great value been offered.  Young Living for a very Limited Time is offering an even greater value in the Premium Starter Kit by replacing Purification with DiGize and replacing Frankincense with Sacred Frankincense for the same great price.

For a Limited time

And because I am trying to reach a goal it works out to your advantage, because I am offering freebies for anyone who enrolls for a Premium Starter Kit with me this month.

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To top it off I am doing another drawing depending on how much you spend.  So just by buying the Premium Starter Kit you will be entered once into a drawing for a $25 gift card and you will be entered once into a drawing for 1 bottle of Ningxia Red, 1 box of Ningxia Nitro or 14 packets of Ningxia Red.

SEPTEMBER PV BONUS

If you were to purchase a few additional items along with your PSK (premium starter kit) to make it 200PV  you will be entered 3 times into the drawings listed above and Young Living will send you Free stuff as well.

September YL Promo

Wow!!!!  This seems to good to be true, but I assure you it is true.

So, to recap if you buy the PSK you will receive 12 oils, a diffuser, a roller ball attachment, oil samples, samples of our amazing Antioxidant drink Ningxia Red, a reference book, capsules and you will be entered in Two drawings.

If you add a couple items to your order and spend 200 PV you will receive everything mentioned above + be entered in both drawings but you will earn more entries into the Ningxia Red drawing and Young Living will send you Raven 5ml EO and more Essential Oil Samples.

Raven is one of my go to oils in the Winter.  It is one of the oils that kept my son from getting bronchitis this past year.  The Oil Samples are great to keep in your purse, to take on trips or to pass out to friends.

If you are overwhelmed, you are not alone.  Send me an email and I will take care of you peacejoyandoil@gmail.com.

If you are ready to get started click here.

Attention: Pilots

I went to Starbucks yesterday to sit and fill out some paperwork before picking my kids up from school.  There was only 1 table available in the whole place so I take my seat and start filling out the papers.  (squirrel)  I over hear the 2 men sitting next to me talk about how they are pilots and that one has Vertigo (Cedarwood) and the other struggles with allergies (LLPC) and getting stuffy.  They both talk about how they are not supposed to fly when they aren’t feeling well or when they are on medicine.  There was a little wall between us or I would have told them all about Young Living Essential Oils.  (I probably wouldn’t have, but like to think I would have)

It did inspire me to make this…

Attention: All Pilots

If you are a Pilot or know a Pilot, please share.  Young Living offers a natural alternative!  No more missing flights!!

Get started here.

Oily Dog

Everyday is National Dog Day in our home!  We have the most loved, spoiled rotten, 90lb lap dog.  He really is the best dog though.  He lets our children climb all over him.

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I love him so much I even share my Young Living Essential Oils with him.  That’s right even our dog is Oily!

When I use oils he will follow me with his nose in my hand.  He loves his oils.

An Oil A Day Keeps the Vet Away

When Champ had a wound under his eye I applied Frankinsence and Lavender and then applied a warm compress.

When it is storming outside I apply Peace & Calming right behind his ears and lays down and goes to sleep.

When he has gas I rub peppermint or DiGize on his stomach.  He is a Boxer, this is often!

I spray his bed down with a Purification spray that you can find here.  I also spray this on him when we he is outside longer than just going to the bathroom.

 

So your Premium Starter Kit is great for your WHOLE Family, even the fur-babies!

Get your own Premium Starter Kit here.

 

 

 

Skin Care

Finding a skin care product that I love is not an easy task.  I have very sensitive skin and have tried so many things that claim to be natural or good for sensitive skin.  They all burn or turn my face very red, make my eye hurt, breakout in a rash…….

When I joined Young Living a year ago I saw the ART skin care line and wondered, but I really wanted to hear more testimonies about it before trying it.  So, I listened to anyone that brought it up and asked lots of questions.  I never came across anyone that said anything negative about it.

I received it in July and was so anxious to get started.  I took a before picture.  The awesome thing is that it hasn’t even been a month yet and I am already seeing results.  So I had to share.  These pictures were taken in the exact same spot and have not been edited.

ART Before and After

I wanted to share my love of theses products and hosted a class for a few friends to come try them.

ART Beauty Class

ART Beauty Class

A*R*T

Age Refining Technology Beauty Class

(these steps are for a class so they can try them, this is not my daily routine)

Step One: Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Gentle Foaming CLeanser

Young Living’s A·R·T® Gentle Foaming Cleanser cleans the skin without irritation or dryness and contains no harsh astringents. Its powerful foaming action gently lifts and captures makeup and oils, leaving the skin feeling clean, hydrated, and soft.  Retail: $43.09  Wholesale: $32.75

How to Use: Splash face with warm water. Dispense and lather a small amount of cleanser from pump. With wet hands, massage gently over face. Rinse thoroughly. To be used twice daily for a refreshing cleanse in the morning and a thorough cleansing at night. Suitable for all skin types. For maximum benefit, immediately apply Day Activator in the morning and Night Reconstructor in the evening to freshly cleansed skin.

Ingredients: Contains gentle surfactants (made from corn and coconuts) that are emulsifiers, foam producers, and cleaning agents. These “surface active agents” also bridge the gap between oil and water in products: sodium lauroamphoacetate and sodium methyl cocoyl taurate. Also contains skin-supporting essential oils of frankincense (Boswellia carteri), sandalwood (Santalum album), melissa (Melissa officinalis) Lavender (lavandula angusifolia) and German chamomile (Matricaria recutita). Natural vitamin E and green tea leaf extract provide antioxidant power as well.

 

Step Two: Satin Facial Scrub Mint

Satin Facial Mint Scrub

Satin Facial Scrub™ Mint is an advanced cleansing formula designed for normal skin. It cleans, nourishes, and stimulates without damaging the skin’s natural pH balance. Safe, gentle ingredients help to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin for a fresher, smoother appearance. Contains MSM, antioxidant vitamins, and botanicals. Retail: $21.38  Wholesale: $16.25

How to Use: Apply Satin Facial Scrub™-Mint directly to moistened skin in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly, pat dry.

Ingredients: Deionized water, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, jojoba (Buxus chinensis) wax beads, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), sorbitol, glyceryl stearate, peppermint (Mentha piperita)†, aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) gel, stearic acid, algae (Gellidiela acerosa) extract, rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) extract, chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), retinyl plamitate (vitamin A), sodium PCA, shea butter, grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract, zinc oxide, mango (Mangifera indica) butter, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), sodium hyaluronate, tocopheryl linoleate, allantoin, hydrolyzed wheat protein and hydrolyzed soy protein.  Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils

 

Step Three: Purifying Toner

Purifying Toner

A·R·T® Purifying Toner helps support cleansing by removing unwanted oil, dirt, and impurities that can accumulate on skin. This remarkable formula includes frankincense and sandalwood for their ability to revitalize skin, lemon and peppermint to cleanse and energize, and melissa and lavender to soothe and balance.  Retail: $31.58  Wholesale: $24

How to Use: After cleansing with the A·R·T® Gentle Foaming Cleanser, sweep Toner over face with a cotton ball. Can be used in the morning and again in the evening. For best results, apply the A·R·T® Day Activator or Night Reconstructor cream over the Toner.  Shake well before use. Suitable for all skin types. For external use only. Store in a cool, dry place.

Ingredients: Deionized water, SD alcohol 38-B, pentylene glycol, hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) distillate extract, glycerin, boswellia carterii† (frankincense) oil , santalum album† (sandalwood) oil, citrus limon† (lemon) peel oil, camellia oleifera leaf extract, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, lavandula angustifolia† (lavender) extract, melissa officinalis leaf extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, retinyl palmitate, allantoin, polysorbate-20, mentha piperita† (peppermint) oil. Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oil

 

Step Four: Day Activator or Night Reconstructor

Day Activator

An extraordinary day cream, the ART Day Activator contains the superior Photolyase enzyme that uses visible light on damaged DNA. This light-bodied, water-based face and neck cream absorbs quickly and is perfect for wearing underneath makeup and sunscreen.  Retail: $76.97  Wholesale: $58.50

How to Use: Day Activator: Apply in the morning after cleansing. Using fingertips, massage a generous amount (usually two to four pumps) of Day Activator over face and neck regions as needed. Suitable for all skin types. For maximum benefit, Day Activator should be used with Young Living’s Gentle Foaming Cleanser and Night Reconstructor Cream. Day Activator should be reapplied after prolonged sun exposure.

Ingredients: Day Activator: Deionized Water, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Lycium Barbarum‡ Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil And Shea Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Squalane, Dimethicone, Benzoic Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Chamomilla Recutita† (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium PCA, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Algae Extract and Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) Extract, Plankton Extract, Micrococcus Lysate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Lecithin, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Extract, Santalum Album† (Sandalwood) Oil, and Boswellia Carteri† (Frankincense) Oil

Night Reconstructor

Night Reconstructor is a powerful night recovery moisturizer that contains the unique endonuclease enzyme. This medium-bodied, water-based face and neck cream contains enhanced moisturizers for maximum hydration. Retail: $76.97  Wholesale: $58.50

How to Use: Apply in the evening after cleansing and toning. Using fingertips massage a generous amount (2 to 4 pumps) of Night Reconstructor over face and neck regions as needed. Suitable for all skin types.

Ingredients: Deionized water, pentylene glycol, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, betaine, lycium barbarium‡ seed oil, cetearyl alcohol, meadowfoam seed oil and shea butter, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, phenoxyethanol, chlorphensin, xanthan gum, sodium stearoyl lactylate, carbomer, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tocopheryl acetate, polysorbate 20, squalane, dimethicone, benzoic acid, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, sodium hyaluronate, camellia oleifera extract, chamomile recutita (matricaria)† oil, retinyl palmitate, sodium pca, chlorella vulgaris extract, algae extract and mugwort (artemisia vulgaris) extract, micrococcus lysate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, pamitoyl tetrapeptide-3, lecithin, grape (vitis vinifera) seed extract, santalum album (sandalwood)† oil, and boswellia carteri (frankincense)† oil. Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oil ‡NingXia wolfberry

 

Step Five: Sheerlumé Brightening Cream

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Illuminate your complexion with Sheerlumé Brightening Cream—an advanced formula powered by a proprietary blend of Young Living’s pure essential oils. Combined with sophisticated, plant-based ingredients, Sheerlumé will visibly brighten and balance your skin tone. Use morning and night to unveil a radiant, flawless-looking complexion.  Retail: $98.36  Wholesale: $74.75

How to Use: Apply a thin layer of Sheerlumé™ on clean skin—face, neck, or hands. For best results, use morning andnight either alone or under your favorite Young Living® moisturizing cream. Caution: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Coconut alkanes, Caprylic/capric triglycerides, Glyceryl stearate SE, Cetearyl alcohol, Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) root extract, Sodium stearoyl lactylate, Hydrocotyl (Centella asiatica) extract, Theobroma grandiflorum seed butter, Physalis angulata extract, Batyl alcohol, Alcohol denat., Cococaprylate/caprate, Plumeria acutifolia flower extract, Sodium PCA, Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) seed oil, Terminalia ferdinandiana fruit extract, Lilium candidum leaf cell extract, Sodium citrate, Lonicera caprifolium (Honeysuckle) flower extract, Citric Acid, Malva sylvestris (Mallow) extract, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf extract, Primula veris extract, Alchemilla vulgaris extract, Veronica officinalis extract, Melissa officinalis extract, Achillea millefolium extract, Lonicera japonica (Honeysuckle) extract, Sodium phytate, Tocopherol, Vetiveria zizanoides† (Vetiver) root oil, Callitris intratropica† (Blue cypress) wood oil, Artemisia pallens† (Davana) flower oil, Santalum paniculatum† (Royal Hawaiian sandalwood) wood oil, Eugenia caryophyllus† (Clove) bud oil, Jasminum officinale (Jasmine) flower extract, Daucus carota sativa† (Carrot) seed oil, Mentha spicata† (Spearmint) leaf/stem extract, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil, Boswellia sacra† (Sacred frankincense) oil, Melissa officinalis† (Melissa) leaf oil, Tanacetum vulgare† (Idaho tansy) extract †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil †100% pure absolute

 

ART

*If you are signed up for Essential Rewards you can get the ART Essential Rewards Kit for $125 wholesale!  This is a savings of $48.75 Wholesale and a savings of $103.61 Retail!!!

“By combining the timeless knowledge of essential oils with the latest skin care technology, Young Living has produced a system that will revolutionize the industry and provide extraordinary results.  Our passion for purity, quality, and integrity guarantees your skin will benefit from the very best.”

– Mary Young, Executive Vice President

 

I would love to help you get started click here.

The BEST most ECONOMICAL cleaner EVER!

This post will forever change you!  Well, maybe the way you clean your house…

My friend Catherine and I want to share our love for Thieves Cleaner!

Thieves Cleaner

Thieves cleaner is a green, ecologically friendly, plant-based cleaner containing Thieves and lemon Young Living quality essential oils.  Safe for use around children and pets.  It is perfect for cleaning practically everything in your house.

We have both thrown out all other cleaners and use Thieves for everything.  EVERYTHING!  From fruit to our toilets…  You simply buy empty spray bottles from the dollar store or home improvement store and follow the chart on the bottle for diluting.  Add water!  I have a spray bottle in my kitchen and each bathroom.

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We will also share other natural ways to replace things like room spray, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, hand sanitizer, throat spray, goo gone, etc.

Do you know the story behind Thieves?

The oils or herbs were used by thieves who robbed the dead and dying during the plague of the 15th century and who never contracted the disease. The Young Living Thieves cleaner is patterned after this formula that offered protection during a time when 50 percent of Europe perished from the plague.

Thieves is a Young Living essential oil blend. What are the five oils used in Thieves? (Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus (E. radiate))

Thieves essential oil blend was found to have a 99.6% kill rate against airborne germs!

 

Here are a couple testimonies.  So you can see we are not alone!

Thieves cleaner

“The Thieves Household cleaner has been absolutely wonderful.  I’ve had it since March and it’s not even 1/2 gone.  I literally use it for EVERYTHING, from cleaning the kitchen floors to washing produce!  I love that it’s all natural, chemical free and won’t be harmful to my family.  Not to mention it smells amazing!”  -Julia T.

 

and another…

Thieves scrub

 
CARPETS
thieves carpet cleaner
In the past we have spent a lot of money on having our carpets professionally cleaned.  It is a hassle, they use chemicals and we can’t walk on our carpets for a day.  Ain’t nobody got time for that!  My hubby found a great deal on a Hoover carpet cleaner and decided it was worth it to try so that we could clean our carpets ourselves.  We put thieves cleaner in the top, where it says to put solution and we were amazed at how well our carpets came clean and how good the house smells after.  NO CHEMICALS!
Another great thing about this cleaner is that it affordable!!!  It is so concentrated, you only use one capful per spray bottle.  So, it lasts for-ev-er!!!
Did I mention it was safe for to use with children and pets?!?!  My daughter threw up all over my car and herself and as soon as I pulled in the driveway, I ran inside and grabbed my thieves spray bottle.  I sprayed it all over her, her chair, the car, the carpet…every nook and cranny!  It got rid of the smell and any sign that anyone has ever thrown up in it.  This is huge, because I probably would have had to get a new car if not (wink)!
Since it is safe for Children and Pets…I love to mop my kitchen floor with it.  I don’t have to worry about the dog licking it or the kids walking around barefoot on it.
Thieves Hand Sanitizer
thieves the germ killer label
hand sanitizer recipe hand sanitizer ingredients
Natural Room Spray, say goodbye to Febreeze and Lysol that are laden with chemicals that are not safe for us!
DIY Room Spray
Purification will kill odors, not just mask them.  It also kills fungus and mold!!!
detergents
You can also apply to stains or as presoak to get rid of bad smells or urine.
Follow our Clean Your Home pinterest board here.