Scentsable Living

Choosing a healthier way of life, the "scents"able way.

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Sharing in the midst of Summer Vacation

Summertime is here, isn’t it exciting!?! Here come the road trips, family vacations, family reunions, fun in the sun, memories, and more!

Do not put your business on the shelf during this time, instead this is the time to have fun and find creative ways to incorporate it in! Here are a few ideas:

Business in a Bag

Have an “Oil Tote” with you at all times. Exchange it out and make it your purse, aka “Business in a Bag” for the summer. I have this one and love it!
This Presentation Tote Carry Bag from KRE Publishing is sturdy and durable. I love that it’s easy to display the entire Premium Starter Kit in one bag. I have all of the oils in the bottom row,  my business cards, roller blends, etc… in the upper three pouches. On the back side there is a clear sleeve which I carry the Product Guide in and a side pouch for a water bottle.
The inside of the bag is spacious and well lined. I use the inside to keep samples and purple bags on hand as I look for ways to share the YL Opportunity with others. I also use it to carry my personal belongings such as my wallet, and products that I use on an everyday basis as well.
Going to the Beach? Toss in your YL Mineral Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Lavaderm After Sun Spray and more…you’ll be all set with a bag that is fully functional for both business and play!

Conversation Starter

When out and about, find ways to talk with people. A smile and hello is all you need in order to begin. If you are at the beach this summer, you are certain to be surrounded by people for several hours. They may see your bag, the products you are are using, and more. Watch their body language, if they are looking at what you are using, offer to share a little with them. Look for an opportunity to offer a sample and business card. Connect with them on social media so that you have their contact information or carry a notebook to gather their information for a future follow-up on how they liked the product.

I have a friend who made a DIY spray to keep insects away during their family reunion. People began asking her what it was and she had an open opportunity to begin sharing.

If this company is a way of life for you, then you’ll be taking the products everywhere you go, right? So use them, openly and publicly, look for opportunities to share and talk with others, and have fun making summer memories with your loved ones in the process!

Contact Information

Gathering information is so important if you want to follow up with them and it’s a must. If you are sharing product with them, wouldn’t you want to know how it was working for them? How will you do this if you do not have their information?

Follow Up – This is KEY!

You will hear network marketing professionals say the same thing over and over again. The key is in the follow up. For one, it lets them know you care and were serious in your follow through. And secondly, it shows that you are professional. Should they join your team and decide to grow a business in the future, they will always remember that first contact and they will model the example you have set forth.

What to Carry in Your “Business in a Bag”

  • Business Cards
  • Notebook and pen for contact information, notes, ideas, etc..
  • Samples and product information to share
  • YL Product Guide – This is fantastic to use in teaching a quick, impromptu, 101 Class.

Sarah Harnisch teaches the Purple Bag method. This is an excellent way of sharing, teaching, and following through with a prospective new member.


Have fun this summer, make memories, and find ways to share along the way! Your growth will reflect this and you’ll be glad that you did! 

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Holiday Catalog 2017 is HERE!

It’s here! It’s here! Young Living’s holiday catalog is finally here! Browse through and learn about some of the incredible items by clicking on each picture.


You can view the full U.S. catalog lineup here.

To view the holiday catalog in your country use this link here. When ordering as a new member, be sure to enter in the following number as the Sponsor and Enroller I.D. 1289082. Let me know if you have any questions and have fun shopping!


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NingXia Red Starter Kit

Premium Starter Kit with NingXia Red, $170



Power your life with a delicious blend of nutrient-rich wolfberry puree, superfruit juices, and pure essential oils. Formulated to support wellness for every lifestyle, NingXia Red® is a unique, powerful drink that will help you make the most of every day. This Starter Kit includes favorite NingXia Red products, including our top-selling cognitive fitness booster, NingXia Nitro™!

Your Starter Kit includes:

  • NingXia Red 2-pack
  • 30 NingXia Red Singles (2 fl. oz. ea.)
  • NingXia Nitro
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources



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Basic Starter Kit


Young Living Basic Starter Kit, $45.



The Basic Starter Kit offers a beginning selection of sample products you need to begin experiencing the wellness, purpose, and abundance Young Living has to offer. The kit also contains the literature you’ll use to successfully promote Young Living Essential Oils.

Your Basic Starter Kit Includes:

  •  Stress Away™ 5-ml (see image below)
  •  AromaGlide Roller Fitment
  •  Thieves® Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample
  •  10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  •  10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  •  2 NingXia Red 2-oz. samples
  •  Product Guide and Product Price List
  •  Essential Oils Magazine
  •  Essential Edge News
  •  Member Resources

Stress Away EO


Ready to get started??? Then let’s get going! Click here to order and welcome. 🙂



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You Can Do It! A Family Integrated Home Business


I would like to share with you a guest post by Stacy McDonald who has been a wonderful mentor to me along the way.  I have been with Young Living for a little over 2 years now, and although I began it for personal use, there is something called the “accidental paycheck” that I stumbled upon and grew very excited in sharing with others about using essential oils, and the wonderful benefits my family and I have received.  If you are interested in learning more about Young Living essential oils after reading this post, please contact me so we can talk. And now, here is Stacy…


Most families are separated during the work day, whether or not they want to be. Dad goes off to work. Maybe mom does too. If mom stays home with the children, there is often a harsh financial sacrifice.

But, what if your family could stay home together and work together on a family business? What if you could do it without some huge financial investment, without hours and hours of time and focus? What if mom could get it started by basically doing what she’s doing anyway (using and talking about her essential oils), and dad could help in the background if he wanted to – until her business exploded and he decided he could come home and be with the family all day, every day! Yeah. Really.

dreamstime_xs_29536991 home business faith family workIn 2010, when a friend sent me my first sample of oils, I discovered the huge difference between the essential oils I had been using and Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. I was blown away by the difference.  I had always assumed all oils were basically the same; but, the amazing results we began to experience proved me wrong!

Young Living oils are so pure and so expertly grown and distilled…this is what made the difference! We used them for cuts, scrapes, bruises, cold sores, ear aches, dizziness, headaches, attention span, sleep, snoring, pain management, stress, wart removal, fungus, household mold issues, air cleansing, pregnancy, muscle cramps, PMS, blemishes, bug bites, and the list went on! My husband stopped calling them my “snake oils” and started asking me what oil would work for whatever his needs were! Ha!

But, beyond the health benefits, we discovered that God had more in store for us! He not only wanted us to use the oils for ourselves, He also expected us to share what we had discovered with others! And, in the process, we found that Young Living was an amazing source of additional income for us, as well as for our family and friends!

dreamstime_xs_35663389 mom baby computerA Stay-at-Home Mom’s Dream Business

As I used my oils in everyday life, I started to get questions from others. Eventually, people wanted to know how they too could get started using essential oils. All I did was give them my member number, so that they could list me as the one who referred them (as their enroller). I quickly discovered just how generous Young Living’s referral program was!

A Family Integrated Business

As a homeschooling mom and pastor’s wife, I was convinced that I didn’t have time to “sell” anything. So, I resisted the “business” aspect of Young Living for quite a while. I simply used my oils and wrote about them on my blog.

At first, I just earned enough to cover the cost of my oils, plus a little extra; but, as I became more deliberate with my sharing habits (offering samples, giving gifts, talking and writing about the oils etc.), it became clear that I was building a growing, thriving organization.

LilyanaNetworking Moms Unite!

And it only got better! Other homeschooling and stay-at-home moms—moms who absolutely loved their oils—started to contact me with questions about how to make Young Living a home business. Some of them had already “accidentally” earned paychecks. Others were interested more out of necessity—they needed more income in their households for various reasons (husband’s layoff, medical needs etc.).

Before I knew it, James and I had a strong, growing group of leaders in our organization who were in turn establishing their own strong leaders. And we continued to grow…like crazy!

Stay-at-Home Daughters

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Jessica McDonald, Young Living Senior Star

Recently, our 23-year-old daughter established her own business in our organization, Therapeutically Yours. We found this was a wonderful way for her to earn an income from home—an income from a business she will be able to take into her future marriage. And all that she’s learned about essential oils will be invaluable to her in  her own family someday.

At the same time, we are able to help her build—we work on it together as a family. Even our youngest children like to share with others how much the oils help them!


Which brings me to another great reason to make Young Living your family business! The very business structure of Young Living is based on biblical principles. That isn’t to say that Young Living is a “Christian company,” or that it’s run by all Christians, but the business model itself requires that you help others. You cannot succeed in Young Living unless you help others to succeed. If you focus only on yourself, you will never get anywhere. It’s just the way it works.

Which also makes it ideal for helping your children to establish their own business—a business that is ultimately tied to your business, making it easy to invest in their success. It’s a win-win situation for everyone!

Five of our adult children have now established businesses in our organization. Some are thriving and others are just getting started, but they all have reachable goals; and we’re able to invest in their success in a way that also helps us to reach our own personal goals for the future too!


McDonald VI Family
Young Living Silvers


Blanchard Family
Young Living Senior Stars


Hector Family
Young Living Silvers


Sanford Family
Just Getting Started!

Reasons to Consider a Home Business with Young Living

  • Low cost investment (Your only initial investment is a $150.00 starter kit containing products you use!)
  • Stay-at-home mom (and daughter) friendly
  • Stay-at-Home Dad (and son)-friendly
  • Homeschool family-friendly
  • Invest as much or as little time as you want!
  • No bookkeeping
  • No inventory to manage
  • No employees to manage
  • No shipping
  • Self-paced efforts
  • Helps and serves others
  • Finances your family’s healthy lifestyle
  • Tax benefits
  • Travel opportunities (visiting and volunteering at one of the farms would make a great homeschool field trip!)
  • You’ll have help to establish and grow your business by people who have an incentive to teach you everything they know!
  • You decide how much you want to make by how much time and effort you put into it
  • A chance to develop a residual income that offers more time for family and ministry, as well as old age security

Whether you’re simply interested in earning your first Accidental Paycheck or your family is ready to establish a thriving Young Living business, I am here to help you get started!

People get involved in Young Living as a business for various reasons. Here are a few:

  • A desire to help and bless people
  • Need extra income
  • Get out of debt
  • Education costs
  • Looking to build a residual income
  • Vacation/Travel

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!


By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

~Thank you so very much Stacy for the opportunity to do a guest post today.  If you are interested in getting started with Young Living and have any questions, please feel free to contact me. ~