Monthly Archives: March 2014

Irene Mae

Today, I am dedicating this to my sweet grandma, Irene Mae Nugent.  Today is the day that she died one year ago… one day before her 98th birthday.  I was very close to her.  I spent many summers with her…. so many good memories. Those memories are treasures to me now… riding horses, eating Wheaties with sugar heaped on them, helping grandma in her yard, grandma teaching me how to drive her blue pickup truck, watching basketball games in the summer evenings and her love of animals and geography.  She was a very independent and spunky little lady!  It is so bizarre to think that she is not here anymore… but I know that she is young again (with red hair) and she is riding horses and having a blast with my grandpa, Hap, and my aunt Laura.  She is also with the Lord!  She is full of joy and peace and no more anxiety.

About six months before she died, she was having trouble sleeping.  I brought some Lavender to her and asked if I could put this on her feet.  I also told her to put it on before bed.  The Lavender essential oil started helping her sleep and when she ran out she said, “Angela, I just need that Lavender.”  Well, we made sure that grandma had more Lavender!   Grandma was able to live independently (with the help of my mom) up until the last week of her life (and she was still sharp as a tack!)

In the hospital, she was surrounded by everyone that loved her… she could not respond anymore but she could hear us.  I brought my Lavender and Frankincense and put some on her feet… you could see her body immediately relax.  It happened so quickly, which I am so glad that she did not have to suffer a long time.  My mom, my sister and cousins — we all got to surround grandma and love on her.  That was so special.

A few days after she died, I was reading about Spikenard.  Spikenard is a form of Lavender and this is also the oil that Mary used to put on Jesus.

John 12:3
Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard (Spikenard or also known as Lavender) an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

I used Frankincense because it is a spiritual oil and it helps with stress and despair. Frankincense is a white resin or gum. It is obtained from a tree by making incisions in the bark and allowing the gum to flow out. It is highly fragrant when burned and was therefore used in worship, where it was burned as a pleasant offering to God.  (Exodus 30:34) Frankincense is a symbol of holiness and righteousness. The gift of frankincense to the Christ child was symbolic of His willingness to become a sacrifice, wholly giving Himself up, analogous to a burnt offering.

I thought this was so cool… I was able to put these oils on grandma right before she went into heaven… the same oil (Lavender) that was used to put on Jesus to prepare him for his burial.  And Frankincense… a pleasant offering.

At the time, I had no idea what these essential oils symbolized, but He knew.  I love that she went to be with the Lord smelling like Lavender and Frankincense!

I am so grateful that we had this little lady in our lives.  And I want to give you hope today… Jesus is real.  He is the kindest person I have ever known.  He loves you today.  I know grandma is looking down today and smiling.

Here is a poem that she had clipped into one of her journals:

“I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough “Hello’s” to get you through the final “Good-bye..”


Getting started

Hey everyone!

I have a lot of people ask me how to order these essential oils and how it all works.  In the past, I have just sent people to my website or told them they could order these off of Amazon as well.   Well, I have been reading about people getting ripped off on Amazon… that is so wrong!  Some of these distributors are emptying out the contents and putting some essential oil back in– diluted with a lot of carrier oil.  So, I am not going to suggest that anymore.  I am going to explain (in the easiest way possible) how to order these oils.. if not from me– please find another Young Living distributor.  I absolutely love these essential oils… they are such a gift from God!

What I like about Young Living is that if you decide to become a member there is no pressure to sell or distribute these oils, there is no required autoship and no monthly fee of any kind. (you only have to spend $50 a year to keep your membership going)  Here are your options:  you can buy these oils whenever you would like at the retail price.  If you decide you would like to start getting a discount on your oils (24% OFF each oil) you can sign up to be a member to do that.  There are three ways to sign up to be a member and you can do any of them depending on which one works the best for you.  The basic starter kit is $40.  I would recommend the premium starter kit below.

I am going to show you below a picture of what you can get in the Premium Starter Kit– I think this is the best deal.  You get so much in this kit… including a home diffuser (the diffuser is normally $98 on its own)  This kid includes :

Everyday Oils collection

(1 – 5 ml Frankincense
1 – 5 ml Lemon
1 – 5 ml Lavender
1 – 5 ml Melaleuca Alternifolia- (Tea Tree)
1 – 5 ml Peppermint
1 – 5 ml Joy™
1 – 5 ml Purification®
1 – 5 ml PanAway®
1 – 5 ml Thieves®
1 – 5 ml Stress Away™

Home Diffuser, , Citrus Fresh 5-ml, AromaGlide Roller Fitment, two Lavender Sample Packets, two Peppermint Sample Packets, two Peace & Calming Sample Packets, two Lemon Sample Packets, two Thieves Sample Packets, Sample Packet Business Cards, and two NingXia Red 2-oz. samples.

This is worth $300…. the cost is $150! 


(Thank you Oily Families for this graphic!)

If you decide later on that you would like to earn points to get free oils…you can always join the essential rewards program.


Signing Up As A Young Living Wholesale Member

1. Go to the website and click on Sign up Here – left hand column

2. Select “Sign Up As: Young Living Wholesale Member

3. The “Enroller ID” and “Sponsor ID” boxes should already be filled in for you.

4. Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and contact info(The reason you are asked to list your social security number is for tax purposes. If you make over $600/year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail, as is required by law. Young Living will never share this info with anyone.)

5. Create your password and pin which you will use to log in to your account and order your oils.

6. Select your enrollment order. This is where you can specify which starter kit you would like (and you know I think the Premium Kit is the way to go!). To become a wholesale member– you must sign up for one of these kits.  To maintain your 24% discount going forward, you only need to spend $50 each year with Young Living.

7. Set up your *optional* Essential Rewards Program. This step can be confusing. Buying one of the ER kits is not a requirement to sign up as a Wholesale Member! This is a rewards program you can opt into to start earning money back to help pay for your oils. At this point, you can skip this step by selecting “No, thank you. I plan on enrolling in the Essential Rewards Program later”.  ( You don’t have to do this at any time if you wish not to)

7. Agree to Terms & Conditions.

8. CONFIRM YOUR ORDER.  It is very important to do this step!

Let me know if you have any questions or need help… enjoy your oils!!

Blessing to you, Angela


I have been hibernating like a bear for the last few months, due to the cold weather and dark skies. Finally, I think there is light at the end of the winter tunnel.. the air smelled like spring last night!  It rained and it smelled delicious… so, I  think that is going to help me come out of hibernation.  Since I am coming out of my cave, I will start to be more active…. walking, running, using weights… etc.   I will definitely be doing more outside and because I am almost 41 yrs. old….I will likely need to turn to my trusty PanAway Essential Oil.   This oil is great for sports injuries,  sprains, muscle and bone pain, bruises, headaches and even broken bones!  “PanAway is an excellent blend of essential oils that was specifically designed for inflammation and pain. It brings additional oxygen into the site of the injured or damaged tissue which accelerates the healing process as well.”


PanAway is a blend of Peppermint, Wintergreen, Helicrysum and Clove.  I love the smell of this oil… it smells like a Wintergreen Lifesaver!

Peppermint- (Mentha piperita), which is calming for nerves

Wintergreen- (Gaultheria procumbens), which has an active constituent similar to cortisone

Helicrysum- (Helichrysum italicum), which is soothing for localized discomfort

Clove-  (Syzygium aromaticum), which contains eugenol, used by dentists to numb gums


I don’t use this oil everyday, but this is the first oil I reach for if I pull a muscle or hurt myself in any way… it is amazing how quickly it does work.  I just apply a couple drops directly on the skin.  I would do this 2-3 times a day.  This can be a hot oil because of the Peppermint and Wintergreen…so you probably want to dilute it with a carrier oil.

Here are some other uses for PanAway:

Dilute 1 part PanAway essential oil to 1 part vegetable oil. Possible skin sensitivity for some users.

• Rub on temples, back of neck, forehead or use as a compress on back.

• Applied on location for sore muscles, cramps, bruises, or wherever it may hurt after exercise.

• Apply PanAway oil topically on an injured area to reduce inflammation and bruising

• Apply PanAway oil topically to sore muscles after exercising

• Rub a drop of PanAway oil on the temples, forehead and back of the neck to relieve a headache

• Mix PanAway oil with massage oil and massage on location to stop growing pains

• Rub 1-2 drops of PanAway essential oil on arthritic hands to lessen pain

• Rub 2-3 drops of PanAway oil at the base of the spine to relieve sciatic pain

• For arthritic pets, massage PanAway oil diluted with V-6 Vegetable on location

This is especially great for kiddos having growing pains… dilute with a carrier oil and massage into the legs.  Plus, your kids will love smelling like a Lifesaver!

Happy (soon to be) spring, my friends!  Let’s get out there and get active!

You can find this oil on my website at

*Sharing experiences with essential oils is an effective way of learning to utilize these powerful gifts from Nature.  With this knowledge we can take control of our personal health.  However, we are required by law in the USA to state, “These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”