I’m so excited to start this new series featuring a ton of #BossBabes on our team. The first is Sam, who I actually didn’t know in person but finally got to meet when I went out to Portland last year! This is us with Kari Lewis, who we both signed up with!

January #BossBabe | Meet Sam Calhoun | www.theoiladventures.com

So let’s get to it… Tell me a little bit about yourself
David and I met at Eagle Fern Camp in 2007. I had just graduated and he was going to be a senior. We didn’t reconnect again until 2009. I seriously saw him and knew I was going to marry him. It was love at second sight, haha. But that meant somehow we had to actually be friends. He finally knew he wanted to date me like 6 months later while we were both working at camp. The rest is history.

I’ve been a stay at home mom since June 2016. Landon is 7 months old today and that is so crazy to me. While doing oils, I’m also learning how to be a purposeful mom and housewife. I don’t want those to be my only identity, but if they are, I want to live those out well to those who know me.

What makes me happy right this moment is that David works from home 2 days a week. I know moms do it 5 days a week or even more if their husbands are serving the country. But gosh, I’ve been blessed and cannot take it for granted with him being home to work and help me at the same time.

Other things that make me happy are anything Disney related. Obvi. And making our home feel like home. It’s an absolute forever work in progress as I do not have an eye for decorating. Thankful for Joanna and Chip Gaines for inspiration!

How long have you been using YL?
Since September 2014

What is your go-to diffuser combo?
Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint… I think it’s good all year round!

What’s your highest rank?
Silver

What got you started using oils?
I needed help with seasonal sniffles and David needed help sleeping better… The rest is history!

What got you started doing the business? What’s your why?
I went into the business blindly because I waited so long for my kit. I thought, let’s just jump all in without waiting this time and see what happens! My WHYs consists of: to pay off our house and student loans, buy a safer family car, pay off my parents debt, pay off my in-laws debt, donate to music programs in Portland school districts, donate to camp and church, donate to foster programs and lastly (and selfishly) a trip to Disneyland.

What YL oil can you not live without?
How can anyone choose one? Definitely Frankincense. If I could choose one product it would definitely be Ningxia. I thought I could last in-between orders of not having it and gosh was I wrong. Our immune systems were so so down without it. Never again!

What has been the best part of doing the business?
I really didn’t see this as a job at the beginning because I just didn’t know what it looked like. It’s so fun to see people in my downline reaching their goals and dreams of bringing their husbands home. The Silver Retreat was also so eye opening and a wake up call. The possibility of this business lit a fire in me and made me so pumped for the future!

Advice for someone just starting to use oils?
If a certain oil doesn’t work, don’t give up! Everybody is different and there always more than one option for any issue you want oils for. Don’t be afraid to ask for different suggestions!

Advice for someone just starting to pursue the business?
Fall in love with your oils and when something works, share it! Note: fall in love with your oils. People know when you’re in it for the money so share personally. You have to love essential oils and truly care about other people and their wellness. Make sure people know you love essential oils and that they can go to you for all their essential oils questions anytime!

 

Thanks for sharing with us Sam! And stay tuned to see who next month’s #BossBabe is!

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Something I’ve seen going around is how you can now order Young Living oils or products from Amazon, Walmart or other companies. But here are three reasons of why you should just say no, no matter how tempting it is.

Just Say No To Ordering On Amazon | www.theoiladventures.com

1. These come from third party sellers. And there is no way to know if they have already been opened, diluted and resealed. It’s crazy easy to buy lids with the seals attached and just push it on. So when you buy straight from Young Living, you’re paying to guarantee the quality of the products. And saving a few extra dollars isn’t worth losing the quality or diluting the products with cheaper knock offs. Watch this video to see just how easy it is!

2. Buying through Young Living’s site as a member is the lowest price YL offers. If you’re getting an oil “new” on a different site for cheaper than what Young Living sells, it’s a guarantee it has been tampered with.

3. You have no idea how old the oil is or how it’s been stored. Young Living’s oils are the best out there but if they’re not stored properly, they can go bad over time.

So when buying oils, make sure you’re getting them straight from the source! Need help signing up  to order? Let me know!

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December 2016 | Young Living Promos | www.theoiladventures.com

If you haven’t seen Young Livings promos for December 2016 yet here they are! And for doing your order on essential rewards you’ll get the added bonus of Tea Tree starting at 100pv and Nutmeg too if you do 190pv, 250pv or 300pv! What’s all included?

Abundance – A diffuser blend supposed to promote prosperity, joy and peace? Yes please!

Excite – Only available with the 300pv promo tier, it’s a brand new oil for the busy holiday season. I think it will be perfect to diffuse while wrapping all those gifts!

Orange Vitality – A drop in tea, chocolate recipes, or any baked good to add some citrus flavor and a ton of wellness benefits!

Nitro – For that extra boost on your afternoon slump

Nutmeg – Diffuse alone or with Christmas Spirit and Peppermint

Tea Tree – This oil your skin has been craving

 

December 2016 | Young Living Promos | www.theoiladventures.com

Have you gotten your ER order ready? Sign up or Sign in now to make sure you get these Young Living exclusives.

 

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There are always ways to give oils as gifts to friends and family this holiday season for those who love or have never even tried oils before. If you’re needing holiday gift ideas? I got you covered.

For any and everyone:

Essential Oils Holiday Gift Ideas | www.theoiladventures.com

Christmas spirit is an awesome gift to give to any and everyone because it smells divine and you really can never get enough during the holiday season! As a bonus, add a diffuser necklace or scarf to use as a wearable diffuser!

For the new mom or mama to be:
Essential Oils Holiday Gift Ideas | www.theoiladventures.com

It’s pretty crazy what toxic chemicals are found in beauty products, but it’s even worse for baby products. Our tiny humans need safe products and thats where Young Living steps in. Combine Gentle Baby or Lavender with a swaddle or stuffed animals, Tender Tush with some Honest Company diapers, or even just gift shampoo, bath gel or lotion!

 

For the Fitness Lover:

Essential Oils Holiday Gift Ideas | www.theoiladventures.com

Young Living’s Active and Fit Kit includes the must have oils for every fitness lover. They’d would also love a supply of Ningxia Red, Nitro, and any supplements!

For the Yogi:

Essential Oils Holiday Gift Ideas | www.theoiladventures.com

A glass water bottle & Citrus Fresh Vitality is great for getting a yoga lover to drink up. Maybe even a new mat, spray bottle, Tea Tree, and Lavender so they can make their own yoga mat spray!

For the Animal Lover:

Essential Oils Holiday Gift Ideas | www.theoiladventures.com

Like the yoga mat spray, a bottle of Purification and glass bottle is a must have to any pet lover. Spray the stink away! But also include the Animal Scents Dental Pet Chew and Ointment!

For the Newlyweds:

Essential Oils Holiday Gift Ideas | www.theoiladventures.com

Sensation Massage Oil, Sensation Essential Oil, Orange, Shutran. Must haves for those newlyweds or those who want to feel like newlyweds again. You should also gift this to yourself and your own significant other! 😉

For the Chef:

Essential Oils Holiday Gift Ideas | www.theoiladventures.com

Young Living’s Vitality line are all necessary for the chef in your life. By adding Einkorn Flour, a cookbook, cute dish towels and wooden spoon, you’ve got an entire gift ready to go!

For the Boss Babe:

Essential Oils Holiday Gift Ideas | www.theoiladventures.com

Boss Babes are in need of extra loving during the holidays because they never seem to get time off. Simple ideas include a diffuser necklace or bracelet along with an oil like Envision, En-R-Gee or Motivation. A pack of Thieves Cough Drops just because a Boss Babe can’t let sickness get her down.

Do you have anything on your list that you want to be gifted to you? Let me know in the comments

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Christmas Spirit alone is all you really need in your diffuser but if you want to change things up a bit here are five diffuser combos to try out:

Christmas Essential Oil Diffuser Combos | www.TheOilAdventures.com

Goodbye Grinch
4 drops of Peppermint
4 drops of Christmas Spirit

Silent Night
2 drops of Lavender
2 drops of Stress Away
2 drops of Frankincense

Snicker Doodle
3 drops of Stress Away
2 drops of Cinnamon Bark
1 drop of Nutmeg

Christmas Tree
2 drops of Christmas Spirit
2 drops of Northern Lights Black Spruce
2 drops of Pine

3 Wise Men
3 drops of Frankincense
2 drops of Myrrh
3 drops of Orange

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