20% off the best essential oils on the planet!? YES PLEASE!

In my time with Young Living, I have *never* seen a 20% off sale and today through Thursday the 26th at midnight you can get EIGHT of them 20% off! You can get ALL of these oils for less than $30 right now! If you’ve been on the fence about essential oils, or are wondering if Young Living is *really* different from other oil companies, now is the perfect time to give these oils a try! So, what’s on sale and what does it offer you!?
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Eucalyptus Radiata – Eucalyptus is well-known for respiratory health. Eucalyptus Radiata is a key ingredient in Young Living’s “Breathe Again – Roll On” oil. $14.80 Wholesale. $19.47 Retail.
Thieves – Proprietary to Young Living. You can’t get this oil anywhere else! It’s a blend of Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, and Rosemary. Think winter wellness. Think boosting your body’s natural response to invaders. (Remember what I said Eucalyptus Radiata was good for?) I use this one on my kids before we leave the house for school every morning. $27 Wholesale. $35.53 Retail.
Lavender – The aroma of Lavender is well-known for creating a relaxing, restful environment. We use Lavender every single night in my house for my kid’s (and mine and my husband’s!) bedtime routines. Lavender was the oil that made me a believer in essential oils. If you get overwhelmed with life, try Lavender. *wink wink* $18.80 Wholesale. $24.74 Retail.
Peppermint – Mmmm, Peppermint. Wonderful in an after exercise muscle rub. I love this one as a mid-afternoon “Pick-me-up”. The scent is so energizing and invigorating to the mind and senses. We also love to use this one on our bellies or chests if we’ve ate something we shouldn’t have. (Read between my lines here. *wink*) 17.20 Wholesale. $22.63 Retail.
Lemon – Lemon helps eliminate odors in the air. Add it to your evening moisturizer to reduce the appearance of blemishes. Add to conditioner to smooth and shine look of your hair. The smell of Lemon in the air instantly brightens my mood – so fresh and revitalizing! $9 wholesale. $11.84 Retail.
Orange – Uplifting and used for emotional balance! Fill any room with a sense of peace, harmony and creativity. Put a drop of Orange on your toothpaste for natural whitening. I love using this one behind my ears and on my chest on an overwhelming day or right before bed. Also – Orange in the bedroom. Enough said. I can get you more info on that. 😉 $8.60 Wholesale. $11.32 Retail.
Grapefruit – Sweet and Invigorating. Promotes feelings of satisfaction, playfulness, and joy. Grapefruit improves skin texture and TONES skin. $13.40 Wholesale. $17.63 Retail.
Lemongrass – Relaxing aroma. Great in that post workout muscle rub with Peppermint. I add a drop to my wash cycle and on the dryer balls I toss in with laundry. Clothes smell so bright, fresh, and clean. $9 Wholesale. $11.84 Retail.

Create your Retail Young Living account at tinyurl.com/dakotaburgess

and order any/all of these oils at the 20% off retail cost now until Thursday at midnight!

OR – If you’d like to get these oils at the Wholesale Cost and continue to receive 24% off *ALL* future orders, create a Wholesale Account and purchase a Basic Starter Kit with a bottle of Stress Away for $45 and you will receive the Wholesale Cost on ALL products forever!

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I hope you *love* trying out these oils as much as my family adores them! They’re a game changer. Who doesn’t want to feel rested when they get up in the mornings? At the very least, do yourself a favor and grab a bottle of Lavender. You can thank me later. 😉

Wellness – because you’re worth it.

Wellness is the word of the day in my house lately. How can I support my family’s wellness, ESPECIALLY this time of year with school and cold weather season in full swing? Oils.

Begin your wellness journey with the Premium Starter Kit featuring the Premium Essential Oils Collection between today and Halloween (no tricks, just treats!) and I’ll send you an *additional* three FREE oils! Christmas Spirit, Lime Vitality, and Citrus Fresh Vitality are 3 of my favorite oils outside of the starter kit oils and they are ahh-mazing for this time of year!  

💜 The Premium Starter Kit with the Premium Oils Collection contains 11 of Young Living’s most popular essential oils along with a diffuser to help purify your home.

🌱 Frankincense: Skin Health and Spiritual Grounding – smooth and maintain the look of healthy skin, refine your sense of purpose, and create a relaxed, comforting environment. Highly versatile.

🌱 Lavender: Skin Health and Balancing – Versatility makes this oil a must have for every home! Ease skin irritations, create a calm, relaxing environment.

🌱 Lemon Vtality: Add a bright, fresh, dynamic flavor to all of your sweet and savory dishes! Rich in levels of the antioxidant D-Limonene. Oral health.

🌱 Purification: Ditch harsh chemical-based sprays! – Freshen the air and eliminate odors. Add to skin care products to moisturize skin and promote healthy skin appearance or to epsom salts and enjoy a foot soak. Apply before going outdoors for an annoyance free experience.

🌱 Copaiba Vitality: Promote overall wellness. Oral health. High levels of beta-caryophyllene.

🌱 Peppermint Vitality: Intestinal Function, Gastrointestinal Comfort and Digestive Support – Supports digestive efficiency and healthy gut function. Add to pre-workout drink for an energizing start and to support exercise performance.

🌱 RC: Contains three species of Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is well known for respiratory support. Apply before exercise – RC’s energetic aroma will help you feel motivated! Use in an after workout massage.

🌱 Digize Vitality: “Big Guns” of Digestive System Support –
Support healthy digestion. Promotes overall wellness. (Serotonin is produced in the gut! Which means when digestion is off, so is emotional health!)

🌱 Thieves Vitality: Immune System and Respiratory System Support – Balance overall wellness. Oral health.

🌱 Panaway: Cooling sensation when applied to the skin. –
Soothe tired muscles and joints. Use in a muscle rub.

🌱 Stress Away: Emotional Health – Soothing, calming, refreshing, relaxing aroma helps put stress at rest in a fast-paced world.


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You’ll get me as your biggest supporter (and thousands of other oilers as a support system!) to empower you to use your oils to their fullest potential safely and effectively.

The diffuser plus the 14 essential oils have a value of well beyond $340. You get it ALL (plus some! Visit my home page to see what other fun benefits your earn!) for $160!!(Yeah, I’m that wife and mom. I love numbers. I crunch them all.the.time. These oils are so worth it at retail cost, but this !!!)

To purchase your Premium Starter Kit:

👉Visit tinyurl.com/dakotaburgess

👉Select Member

👉Click Continue x2

👉Choose your Diffuser Kit featuring the Premium Essential Oils Collection. (I highly recommend the Dewdrop Diffuser*!)

👉Continue Enrollment and Activate Membership! (Essential Rewards monthly order NOT required.)

Your kit along with the 3 FREE essential oils – Christmas Spirit, Citrus Fresh Vitality and Lime Vitality will be shipped directly to your home within 5-10 business days. 🎉💜 *Christmas Spirit, Citrus Fresh Vitality, and Lime Vitality freebies exclusively through me, Dakota Burgess.

To learn more about the Premium Starter Kit featuring the Premium Essential Oils Collection and Dewdrop Diffuser, watch this quick 7 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTPfqCBqdPk&t=13s

If you’re skeptical, send me a message.  I’d be happy to tell you all about how I’d lost hope on everything, the nitty gritty of our wellness journey and how this kit changed everything for my family. These oils rock, y’all. If I had known then what I know now, I’d have made this investment years ago.

Choose wellness. You’re worth it.


Should you fear the cleaners in your home?

I’ve made it my mission to make people aware of the toxins surrounding us. What they choose to do with that information is entirely their choice! But – are you aware of the toxins lurking in your home?

What’s your favorite cleaner? Below is a list of the cleaners I used to keep on hand in my home. I’m a bit mortified at the information I found on the Environmental Working Group website.

Pine Sol – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/2852-PineSolAllPurposeCleanerOriginal#.WbqWNsiGOM8

Murphy Oil Soap Original Formula- http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/349-MurphyOilSoapOriginalFormula#.WbqWcMiGOM8

Murphy Oil Soap All Purpose Cleaner – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/3328-MurphyOilSoapMurphyAllPurposeMultiSurfaceCleaner#.WbqWg8iGOM8

Clorox Bleach – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/2576-CloroxBleachRegular#.WbqW2ciGOM8

Windex – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/1418-WindexAdvancedGlassMultiSurfaceCleaner#.WbqXFMiGOM8

Lysol Disinfectant Wipes – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/1216-LYSOLICDisinfectantWipes#.WbqXSMiGOM8

Comet Powder – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/2228-CometDisinfectantCleanserPowderwithBleach#.WbqYBsiGOM8

Kaboom Toilet Cleaner – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/2285-KaboomFoamTasticToiletCleaner#.WbqYSsiGOM8

All of the above listed cleaners are linked to a health concern of some kind. Endocrine (hormone) disruptions, reproductive disruptions, respiratory disruptions, cancer, etc.

Most, if not all, of the above listed cleaners have poor ingredient disclosures. It is not mandated that every ingredient be listed on the label in the cleaning product industry. What in the world? The ingredients that *are* listed in these products are scary enough. I don’t even want to begin to imagine the level of unknown we’re dealing with for the ingredients that aren’t listed.

Guys, there’s over 100,000 chemicals on the market today. Only approximately 15% have been tested and have health and safety data available for them. That means there’s roughly 85,000 chemicals being used that we as consumers have NO idea the consequences of being exposed to.

According to the American Cancer Society, at best 10% of cancer is genetic. That means 90% of gene mutations that lead to cancer are caused by environmental factors. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. The number of new cancer cases is expected to rise by 70% over the next two decades.

Those statistics are terrifying. I’m afraid for the generations to come if there is no change. You can exercise and eat right all day long, but these chemicals still exist if you don’t eliminate the products that contain them. Can you control the environment outside of your home? I doubt it. But you *CAN* control the environment inside your home. You can be the gatekeeper. You are the only person that can make that decision.

I’m not saying your’re not going to get cancer if you quit using these chemical-laden products. I’m not saying you will get cancer if you use these chemical-laden products. (You bet there’s more than just cleaners at play here! We’re going to cover those, too. But for the sake of not writing a novel on one blog post, this one is exclusive to cleaners.)

But if you could make the decision to be the gatekeeper to your home, would you? If you could begin eliminating products from your home that we already know do harm, would you?

Thieves Household Cleaner hands down gets my vote. Every single day. Not only do I know what ingredients are being used, because Young Living feels very strongly about transparency and letting the consumer know what they’re *really* getting, the price on it is a fraction of other organic, “clean” cleaners. The price point alone is worth it, AND it is multi-purpose. No other cleaner needs to lurk in household cupboards anymore.

I’ll break down the cost comparison for you real quick. I am a wholesale member.

  • Wholesale price of Thieves Household Cleaner 14.4 ounce bottle: $22
  • Dilution ratio per Young Living : One part cleaner to 30 parts water
  • Spray bottles of cleaner utilized from one bottle of concentrated cleaner : 14
  • $22 divided by 14 = $1.57 per 30 ounce spray bottle

I’m not here to tell you this is the only option on the market to reduce chemical exposure, but it is by far the best cleaner I have found. No more worrying if one of my boys squirts the bottle right in his brothers face or right in his mouth. Because yes, that has happened. No, I don’t encourage it. But in this house, surviving motherhood means not hovering over every little thing they do. (They’d still do it anyway.)

Only you can decide what’s best for your family. You have an intuition. For my family, I am *so* thankful to have found something that’s affordable AND 100% plant derived.

Be an advocate for your family. You won’t regret it. I promise.

*Visit my home page or message me to learn how to get wholesale pricing for your family.


Then life happened.

Life is crazy. I haven’t even looked at a blog post in over a week. I feel like a failure! I had big plans for the blog over the last 14 days, but then life happened.

There wasn’t a set winner(s) of the 100 Followers Game for blog features, so I’m going to put that on hold for a bit! Totally have just been overcome with a ton of stuff lately that I need to put my focus elsewhere.

We were blessed to be able to pick up and take the boys to Sandusky to experience Cedar Point for the first time a few days ago. It was amazing, I’d never been and the boys are already asking if we can plan our trip for next summer! But laundry has piled up. Apparently I can’t empty that laundry basket if my life depended on it. The house didn’t side itself when we were gone. I mopped the downstairs floors for the first time since the remodel started and it took me half the dang day. Pre-school orientation. School registration. A random date night (because when you’re brother texts and tells your husband he can baby-sit, you say YES!). Dry wall. Cleaning up after the dry wall. The one time I tried to turn on the computer and get work done the power went out. Getting Young Living Welcome packets in the mail to new members. Keeping the tiny tyrants alive and thriving.

Time consuming and exhausting. Especially the last part. (Haha.) And I can’t keep up with the blog right now. EEEEK. But I’ll be back! I hope everyone has an awesome Labor Day!

Until next time.


100 Followers!? Game Day 3

My life got crazy the last few days with classes, a jewelry party, grocery shopping, and the tiny tyrants and I totally forgot to take the time to come back and blog! Hopefully you guys will forgive me! 😉

Currently my favorite inspirational quote is:


It changes depending on where I am in life, but right now this one gets the fire burning in my soul. 😊

Game Day 3: Netflix Series – 50 points each recommendation

Anybody have Netflix? My husband and I finally broke after months of just watching YouTube with the kids. We couldn’t stand watching one more kid push around tractors in dirt. I mean, really. The tiny tyrants won’t play with their very expensive tractors, but they’ll watch other kids play. I don’t get it. Blows my mind.

So, we watched The Ranch together and loved it. We laughed so hard. I highly recommend it for anyone who doesn’t mind swearing or excessive drinking, haha.

Anyway, we’re on the hunt for a new Netflix series to watch. What do you recommend?

Have an awesome Friday!


100 Followers!? Game Day #2: Inspire

Happy Tuesday!

J over at Beauty’s Expert Amateur is the *only* person who asked me a question from my 100 Followers “Random Something Game: Day 1“. Remember – the first 5 bloggers to reach 500 points will be featured on my blog the week of September 4th. If you want in on that, be sure to participate throughout this week!

J’s question: People always say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, there doesn’t seem to be any choice in the matter! Would you want your children to be like you, and if not, why not?

This one makes me sit back and really think. I’ve thought about this one for over 24 hours. And here’s what I’ve come up with:

Yes and no! Yes because I’ve overcome some really ugly things already in this lifetime and I’d like to believe I’ve come out a stronger, better version of myself. I’d love to see them pursue a lifestyle with Young Living, live lives full of purpose, wellness, and abundance, and for them to have the same desire to help others achieve the burning desires in their hearts. No because I don’t wish for my worst enemy to feel the way I did in my darkest days. I can’t imagine the way my mama felt when I thought there was no way out, and I hope and pray that none of my children ever feel that there’s no help left.

Thanks so much for your question(s), J! AND! This 2 part question really made me say hmm and feel a little vulnerable, so you’ve also earned the 50 point bonus leaving you with a total of 70 points so far! Congratulations, you are in the lead for being featured on my blog!!

Today’s “Random Something Game”:

What’s your favorite inspirational quote?

I love feeling inspired. It makes me want to take on my day with real purpose and abundance. 50 points earned for every inspirational quote shared. I CANNOT wait to see what inspires everyone! I’ll share mine tomorrow.