How to Join me in The OIL Nation

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The first time I had ever heard about using essential oils was online.

I wasn’t really sure what they were and since I didn’t really know anyone in real life using them they kind of seemed a little hokey to me and I didn’t give them too much thought.

It wasn’t until a friend of mine that I had known through blogging online for several years took the time to really help me understand what they were, why I might want to give them a try and how best to use them that I decided to look at them again.

As you know I spent all of 2014 fighting some major health issues that began in 2013.

If it hadn’t been for my friend, I likely would not know the benefits of essential oils and I surely wouldn’t be sitting here today telling you why I love them so, so much.

The best part of this essential oils journey for me has been The OIL Nation.

I can’t emphasize it enough how important it is to have the right kind of support when you are starting out.

I am thrilled to know that so many of you have already chosen to become part of my team, it is so much fun getting the opportunity to share another part of my life with you through the OIL Nation!

When you sign up through me you will get a super amazing deal on everything you need to get started in taking control over your own family’s well being.

Plus I have a ton of great educational resources and other goodies that I want to send you, including a $20 Amazon Gift Card, just for choosing to join me in this oily journey.

But as awesome as all of that is (and it is REALLY an awesome offer) you will also gain free access to an exclusive community of other oil users that you can only be invited to when you sign up using this special link.

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So you might be wondering what is so great about the OIL Nation?

When you first sign up for Young Living it can all be a little overwhelming.

You don’t want to make any mistakes and you might not be sure even how to begin your oily journey.

The OIL Nation has an abundance of resources to help you get started. This is a place to ask questions, share oily testimonies, and find resources to use as you share about oils!

Our team is huge, and that means you will find lots of encouragement no matter where you happen to be on the road to wellness, purpose and abundance.

It seems like everywhere I look I am hearing about one person or another coming down with something and I just want to reach out to each and every one of them and let them know my secret to helping keep my household in optimal health.

Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: I have just got word that Young Living is changing the ways that we can run our promos and that probably means the Amazon Gift Card that I usually offer will be going away. If you want to take advantage of the very best deal around to get started, then I suggest ordering today before the gift card offer goes away for good.

It has been a year since I first took a leap of faith and placed my own Young Living Essential Oils order. Now that I am using Essential Oils in so many ways to better my own health and wellness as well as my family’s, I can honestly say that all my original doubts about whether these oils work or not have vanished! While there are lots of companies that sell essential oils, not all oils are created the same!

Almost every bottle of essential oil on the market claims to be “Pure Essential Oil”, but that claim can legally be made if there is as little at just 5% of the actual essential oil from the plant in the bottle. There is also no regulation for how an essential oil is to be extracted. Companies are free to use high-heat, high-pressure, and chemical-solvents to extract more from the plants, and still slap whatever label they want to on the oil.

In fact, the majority of essential oil companies buy their oils from an oil broker. The company isn’t actually involved in the process of cultivating the plants or extracting the oils at all.

Young Living was the only company (probably because they were the pioneers in the therapeutic essential oils market) that has their own farms, can absolutely guarantee that no pesticides or herbicides were used in the growing of any of their oils (they use essential oils for pest control and they do all of the weeding by hand), has their own testing equipment, only uses the first distillation of oils instead of adding chemicals to get more out of the plant.

I went ahead and ordered the Young Living Premium Everyday Oils Kit a year ago and have shared my experiences using them ever since.

How to sign up for your starter kit and The OIL Nation

If you get a premium Young Living starter kit (which is, on its own, a really great deal at $150) …..

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…..then I will ALSO mail you a super helpful Essential Oils Reference Guide (you can look up almost anything in it and see which oils have been used to help with that problem), a set of essential oil labels to keep your oils organized, other educational resources, AND I will give you $20 Amazon Gift Card!

I’m using all of my commission that I would make off of your purchase to give you these freebies because I truly believe that you will absolutely fall in love with these essential oils as much as we have!

Oh, and one quick thing. You get ELEVEN 5 ml bottles with this deal. Several people always ask each time I talk about this starter kit if it’s just the samples. Nope, you get everything in the picture below with your kit including the 11 5 ml bottles of oils!

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If you are ready to buy a starter kit, then be sure to sign up as a wholesale member (with one of the premium starter kits) through the instructions below by November 30th to take advantage of these freebies!

1. Head over to the Young Living page here and fill out your information.

2.  Be sure the “Wholesale Member” option is checked so that you don’t end up paying retail prices (which are 24% more than wholesale).

3. Be sure the “sponsor ID” and “enroller id” say 1580039 (so that I can send you your free book!)

4. If you do not feel comfortable putting in your social security number (this is only for tax purposes if you decide to turn this into a business) then you can get an EIN from the IRS in just a few seconds here and use that number instead (the IRS just needs to be able to connect some number with you for tax purposes).   They need a Social Security Number or an EIN because if you make $600 or more per year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail (which is required by law). Young Living will never share this info with anyone.

5. Select which starter kit you want to get. My recommendation would be the Premium Starter Kit (and that’s the one where you get all of the freebies!) Those are the oils that I use almost every single day! You can get the kit that’s $150, or you can get a kit for $160 with the bamboo essential oil diffuser!

6. I’d recommend skipping the Step 3 (Optional) part of the sign-up process. I’ll send over an email with more details on that part of things after you sign up (if you’re going to be purchasing products monthly then it’s a great program that will give you credit back with each order and save you on shipping costs).

7. Go through the checkout process.

8.  After you sign up, send an email to krsawicki@yahoo.com mentioning the code “SDSOILS” and letting me know that you signed up through this promotion so that I will know to send you your freebies!  Feel free to ask any questions in the email and I will also help you find the information that you need.

IMPORTANT:  This promotion is only available when you sign up with the sponsor ID and enroller ID as #1580039.  Also, if you recommend this promotion to a friend (or group of friends) and they sign up too through this promotion then please let me know so that you can get credit for referring them.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Does signing up make me a “distributor”?

Nope! You are not required to sell anything at all to anyone. When you become a wholesale member, you get a special link that you can share with friends and get credit from their purchases, but there are no minimum sales amounts at all. In fact, 90% of the wholesale members in Young Living don’t do the business side at all. They are buying from Young Living because of the quality alone.

Am I required to make a minimum purchase each month?

There are absolutely NO minimum monthly purchase requirements. To remain a wholesale member, you have to make $50 worth of purchases per year to keep your membership. But if there’s a year that you don’t make a $50 purchase, you can reinstate your wholesale membership discount by just placing a $50 order.

If you do find yourself making regular purchases each month, then Young Living has a rewards program (called Essential Rewards) where you can make a nice percentage back in product credit each month on all of your purchases. So that’s a neat program to join if you find that you *want* to purchase regularly (but it’s not a requirement for being a wholesale member).

Why should I buy from Young Living instead of other essential oils companies?

It does seem like a new essential oils company pops up every day, doesn’t it?

I can’t speak to the quality of other companies, but I can say that Young Living was the only company in my research of essential oil companies that could answer all of my questions about purity in a way that was satisfactory to me.

Young Living was the only company that has their own farms (in the regions where the plants should be grown), could absolutely guarantee that no pesticides or herbicides were used in the growing of any of their oils (they use essential oils for pest control and they do all of the weeding by hand), has their own testing equipment (they do both in-house and 3rd party testing, and use many different testing methods not just GC/MS which only tests for certain chemicals, not whether those chemicals are synthetic or not), and only uses the first distillation of oils instead of adding chemicals to get more out of the plant.

Young Living also was the only company that was directly in charge of essential oil farming operations. Every other company I researched goes through some kind of an “oil broker” to buy their oils. They have to trust that the oil broker is telling the truth, who has to trust that the essential oil distilleries are telling the truth, who have to trust that the farmers are telling the truth about what they say they are doing.

With Young Living, you just have to trust one company instead of several.

I feel like it’s a trust step either way (anyone could be lying) but I felt the most comfortable trusting Young Living since they are a full-disclosure company. ANYONE can visit the farms, participate in the harvesting and distillation, view the Young Living labs, and see the entire process. That’s not an option with any other company.

How will I know which oils to use for what?

One of the benefits of getting a starter kit through this promotion is that you also get to join our private Facebook group that’s specifically for questions about essential oils!

The reference guide that I’m giving away as part of this promotion is also a HUGE resource. You can look up almost anything in it and see which essential oils and supplements can be helpful.

Does Young Living only sell essential oils?

The answer to this one was suprising to me when I first got my starter kit! Young Living actually has an entire line of personal care products, supplements, meal replacements, energy drinks, and more! Almost every product incorporates essential oils (for example, frankincense is absolutely wonderful in facial products), but there’s a wide variety of products available.

Please let me know if you have any other questions at all and I will do my best to answer them!

Shamrock Shake Recipe

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My family looks forward to this time ever year because it is the one time when they can enjoy a Shamrock Shake!

I on the other hand cringe at the financial and nutritional cost of enjoying such a treat.  In fact last year we practically choked on our Shamrock Shakes when the bill was around $20!!

But this year we can enjoy the much anticipated taste of the minty shakes for just a few dollars and know exactly what is going into each of the shakes.

Shamrock Shake Recipe

Shamrock Shake Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream or 2 cups soy ice cream
  • 1 1/4 cups 2% low-fat milk or 1 1/4 cups soymilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract or 1-2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil*
  • 8 drops green food coloring

Blend it all together until it has a nice creamy texture and all of the food coloring has been evenly mixed in to give it that nice green tone.

*Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: I only use and recommend ingesting Young Living Essential Oils. Not all oils are made the same, but I trust Young Living and their Seed to Seal policy. You can find out how to save 24% on your essential oils here.

Winter to Spring Kohl’s Fashion

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2.4 Winter to Spring Kohls Board DOLLARSSENSE

One of the ways that I stretch my wardrobe is by choosing pieces that I can use in more than one season.

Simply switching out the shoes or accessories is usually enough to take a winter outfit and turn it into the perfect spring outfit like this one.

  1. Mudd Button-Front Tunic, Mahogany Cherry – $32.99
  2. Sonoma Life Leggings, Black – $11.99
  3. Candie’s Slouch Boots, Brown – $29.97
  4. Candie’s Ballet Flats, Cognac – $24.99
  5. Croft & Barrow Open Front Cardigan – $27.99
  6. Croft & Barrow Paisley Tassel Scarf – $18.99
  7. Sonoma Life Hobo Bag – $42.00
  8. LC Conrad Filigree Bracelet – $20.00
  9. Filigree Oval Pendant Necklace – $26.00

*These prices are subject to change. Please check that you are paying the price you want before completing the checkout process.

Copycat Starbucks Banana Nut Bread

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Allow me to say up front that this Copycat Starbucks Banana Nut Bread is dangerously addicting ;)

I love all the Copycat Starbucks recipes that I have shared here, but this copycat starbucks recipes is probably my very favorite.

Banana Nut Bread IngredientsINGREDIENTS
2 cup Flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 cup mashed ripe Bananaa (3-4 small bananas)
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
2 tbsp Milk
1 Egg
1/2 cup chopped Walnuts
1/3 cup chopped Pecans

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 325.

Grease a loaf pan and dust with flour.

Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt until combined.

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In another bowl, mix the egg, sugar, and vegetable oil until combined.

Add the dry mixture to the egg mixture and stir until blended.

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Add the milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas and mix well.

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Fold in chopped walnuts and pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

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Top with remaining pecans.

Bake for 60-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Banana Nut Bread

Copycat Starbucks Banana Nut Bread
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Ingredients
  • 2 cup Flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1½ cup mashed ripe Banana (3-4 small bananas)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup chopped Walnuts
  • ⅓ cup chopped Pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Grease a loaf pan and dust with flour.
  3. Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt until combined.
  4. In another bowl, mix the egg, sugar, and vegetable oil until combined.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the egg mixture and stir until blended.
  6. Add the milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas and mix well.
  7. Fold in chopped walnuts and pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  8. Top with remaining pecans.
  9. Bake for 60-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

More Copycat Starbucks Recipes:

Copycat Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Copycat Starbucks Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake

Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade Drink

Starbuck’s Petite Vanilla Bean Scones

You might also be interested in some of my other recent recipe posts.

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Free Photo Mug (2 Days Only)

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The Benefits of Essential Oils Twitter Party!

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If you have visited this site before you probably already know that I have jumped on the Essential OIls Bandwagon and  am enjoying the ride!

If you are curious to learn more about the benefits of essential oils and why so many are choosing to use them instead of other over the counter medications and household cleaners then you are going to want to join me at this party!

Learn all about our special Starter Kit Bonus if you are ready to jump on board with me!

I am super excited to team up with some other awesome oily bloggers to share with you the benefits of Essential Oils!

When: Join us on Thursday, March 5th at 9PM ET for our #theoilnation Twitter party! We’ll be discussing all things oily, including home remedies, cleaners, and more! We have some awesome oily prizes ready for you! Make sure you RSVP below (You must RSVP to be eligible to win prizes)!!

Hashtag: #theoilnation

Hosts: Make sure to follow all of the hosts! :)  DebtFreeSpending, I am That LadyLife is PoppinNatural & ThriftyCentsable ShoppinMake and TakesShe Lives Free,  Saving Dollars and SenseMommies with CentsFrugality For LessPink When Barefoot on the Dashbaord, and Surviving the Stores

Rules: Winner must be a USA or CA resident, 18 years of age or older, and MUST be present at the Twitter party to win.

Prizes: (1) 15oz. bottle of Thieves essential oil blend, (1) 15oz. bottle of Orange single essential oil, (1) Lavender lip balm, (1) Slique Tea (25 count), and (1) LLP Prize Pack (Includes (1 or each) 15oz. Lavender, 15oz. Lemon, and 15oz. Peppermint Essential Oils.

RSVP: Enter your Twitter Handle Below.

Join us on Thursday, March 5th at 9PM/ET for our Essential Oil Twitter Party! Just follow #theoilnation on Twitter!