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Medicine Cabinet Purge: How I Threw Away An Entire Trash Bag of OTCs and Personal Care Products


Hello Fall! It’s time for some fall cleaning (it can’t wait until spring comes around again). I love having the windows open this time of year and getting motivated. I’ve been tackling a few projects that I haven’t gotten around to in quite some time around the house.  I conquered my closet last week, and now I’m working on room by room going through some things and purging things we no longer are needing. Yesterday I went through our bathroom closets and the linen closet where we keep anything from games, to band-aides, to towels, and anything else we can stuff in and still miraculously make the door shut. Needless to say, I’m still working on that one, but I DID get the medicine/personal items portion under control.  Baby steps.

I was SHOCKED by how many products we simply no longer use after 8 months of using Young Living essential oils! What things did I purge? And what did I replace them with? 

  • Lip Balm (Coconut oil or YL lip balm)
  • Bite Ointment (Purification* or Lavender*)
  • Allergy Meds (Lemon*, Lavender*, and Peppermint*)
  • Wart Remover (Frankincense* or Oregano)
  • Skin Repair Lotions (Replaced by coconut oil and Lavender*)
  • Fever Cooling Pads (Peppermint*)
  • First Aid Creams (Lavender* or Purification*)
  • Nausea and Indigestion Meds (Peppermint* or DiGize)
  • Sleep Aids (Lavender*, Peace and Calming*, Tranquil)
  • Laxatives/Stool Softeners (Lemon* Oil in Water, Peppermint*, DiGize, Ningxia Red*)
  • Antacids (Peppermint*)
  • Vapor Rub (RC and Raven)

* Indicates it comes in the Premium Starter Kit

It felt GREAT to get rid of a lot of these products that were taking up spaced and haven’t been touched for months.  I love a good purge, don’t you?

It honestly floors me that we are able to get rid of so many of these products, and even save money by using essential oils for enhancing our immune systems, helping with relaxation, supporting the digestive system, and so much more!

Do I still LOVE our pediatrician/family doctor and appreciate his skill and wisdom? Absolutely!  But do I love having a natural and safe alternative to most of our health needs? INDEED!


How about YOU? Are you looking for natural ways to help your family’s health needs? 

I would highly recommend looking into Young Living essential oils.  They have made a huge impact on our family and so many others close to us. I could share stories all day long… My pharmacist friend who no longer takes allergy meds after 7 years, a friend who no longer uses anti-anxiety drugs, another friend who’s son is able to focus better in school, a friend who is able to use oils over powerful migraine meds…it’s incredible!


You can’t go wrong with Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit for everyday needs (There’s more about the Premium Starter Kit over here), so through the end of the month, I’m hooking you up with a special gift for signing up. You’ll get a Thieves Hand Sanitizer, Cap Labels, and The Primary Usage Guide, which is SUCH a great resource for starting out with essential oils.



There are easy step-by-step instructions for signing up right here, just leave me a comment to let me know you’re signing up and I’ll get your freebies to you!  Questions?  Happy to help!  Leave me a comment or email me at 4tunate.net {at} gmail



These statements are based on my own experience and resources. Not everyone may experience the same results, but I hope you and your family do! The above is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent disease or evaluated by the FDA. I do receive a commission on sales when you sign up, which is a little boost of motivation to share. However, the main reason I’m telling you about our family’s experience with essential oils is because of their positive impact on our family.

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Healthy Homemade Lemon Hummus


Welcome to the second stop on the second day of the Essentially Summer Recipe Tour! If you are coming over from The Pennington Point, welcome! Lisa is sharing a delicious recipe for guacamole using Lime essential oil. You should definitely check it out! I hadn’t really considered making homemade hummus. Little did I know what I was missing in flavor and freshness!  And you can control your ingredients by taste preference, know what your eating, and make the portion size to your liking.  Well worth the trade for the convenience of the grocery store container hummus! Plus this recipe is simple enough to pull off in 15 minutes or less!  hummus-recipe-ingredients One bit of advice that I followed that I think made a difference in texture and flavor of this recipe was to peel the skin from the garbonzo beans before blending it in the food processor or blender.  It comes off easily with a little pinch. My boys would have had a blast with this part if they would have been home. It was a tad tedious, but part of me enjoyed freeing these little beans from their skin. Kind of like taking off your jean shorts that are 1 size too small from last summer at the end of the day.  {Just a random illustration, not from experience or anything. Ahem.}  easy-hummus-recipe-lemon-homemade See how happy they are?  Freedom! So we all know hummus is super nutritious, but you want to know what takes this recipe to another healthy level?  It’s made with Lemon Essential Oil from Young Living. {Stop.  Don’t even think about ingesting that oil you got at the health food store.  You don’t know what’s in there.  Don’t. Just don’t. – Young Living Essential Oils are the only oils that are safe and approved to ingest.} So while you are dipping your yummy fresh veggies and pita chips in this yummy hummus dip, you can also benefit from the amazing properties of the Lemon Oil.  (This oil is 1 of the 11 oils that come in the Premium Starter Kit.)


Here’s all you need to know about making this easy homemade hummus dip! 

Are you ready to jump in to this wonderful world of caring for your family with therapeutic grade essential oils? The time is now! Click here to learn more or contact the person who introduced you to the “Essentially Summer” blog recipe series! :)


Be sure to check out all 35 posts in the “Essentially Summer”  blogger recipe series, click here.

Next up on the tour is Jennifer from Sweet Makes Three who’s sharing her recipe for Easy Blender Salsa using more awesome Young Living citrus oils!

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Lacing Up the Running Shoes Again…

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Sunday I laced up my running shoes again.  It was time to finally get moving and get some of my endurance back.

In the early winter, I was running 2 miles without dying, and starting to finally find some enjoyment in running.  Starting over isn’t easy to say the least.  I’m back to running/walking in intervals, and mentally struggling through each leg. My goal of running an entire 5K and now it seems so far away again.

However, I can’t focus on the miles ahead and how long it’s going to take me.  I have to focus on putting one foot in front of the other.  I have to focus on being thankful for a body that can exercise again. I have to focus on the beauty of spring surrounding me to distract me from the pain of being terribly out of shape. I have to fight the voices in my head telling me to give up and that I’m not good enough. I have to focus on this being good for my body and health.  I have to focus on how I’ll have no regrets of doing it when it’s all over with. I have to focus on just doing it.  The miles will come. 

Lacing up my shoelaces, getting outside, looking ahead – One workout at a time.

This isn’t just about me and my health, it’s about being healthy for those around me, and setting an example for my boys. (Which can I just say they ran an entire 5K without stopping with Brad on Sunday?  Phenomenal.  Their endurance, energy and fitness continues to amaze me.) 

How about YOU?  Have you ever had to jump back into fitness after time off?  How did you motivate yourself? How did you get your stamina back?  

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