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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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Never Have I Ever…

This is such a fun game and so I thought I’d play too! Here are my answers and then let’s see what yours are in the comments below. Did you get a chuckle playing this?


  1. Run out of Lavender – I sure did! I remember running out of my lavender during the WRONG season of the year and calling a friend to see if she had an extra bottle I could buy off of her.
  2. Gotten Oil in my Eye: Whew! Yes! It was on our road trip, as we were driving back to Ohio from Tennessee. I accidentally put a drop of Lemon EO in my eye and WOWZA did it sting! We made an emergency stop at the nearest gas station for a small bottle of whole milk. I had remembered learning that something fatty like milk or oil could help move it out of the eye. I am soooooo thankful to have learned that little handy tip prior to my own incident, lol.
  3. Used Oils on my Pets: Oh yes! My boys had turtles for a while. Our youngest’s turtle came home from the pet store with a cracked shell. As parents, we go to great lengths for our kiddoes because we love them so much. He noticed the crack and felt so bad for his turtle and we just had to save her. I read online that Tea Tree essential oil can clean the area and super glue would seal the crack, so that’s what we did. Oh, and in case you’re wondering….it worked! Mom win!
  4. Used Oils in the Bedroom: Let’s just say romantic nights with my hubby have been taken to a whole new level (wink). But there are others uses in the bedroom as well. How about diffusing an aroma for a peaceful sleep, or mixing up a linen spray, or scented sachets for your dresser drawer. The possibilities are endless!
  5. Dropped a Bottle and Broken It: Oh the devastation! I watched my essential oil slowly going down the drain and I couldn’t save it. Can you relate?
  6. Added Oils to My Food: Yep, yep! This is so much fun. I’ve used them in homemade pasta sauce, lemon coconut truffles, peppermint patties, cocoa, coffee, water (well I guess technically that isn’t food, whoops!), scones, on fish, in ice cream, and more!
  7. Forgotten to Dilute a Hot Oil: Let me just say, you’ll only do this once, lol!
  8. Used Oils on a Plane: Oh yes! I use Valor before boarding the plane, Stress Away as I prepare for take-off and landing, and Thieves while on the plane.
  9. Diffused in my Car: We sure do. We have a travel car diffuser that goes where we go. Who doesn’t like a nice smelling car? Car fresheners give me headaches, essential oils don’t. And I love that we can change the scent whenever we’d like. If it’s a long road trip, Peppermint helps to keep us awake and alert.
  10. Grabbed the Wrong Bottle in the Middle of the Night:  Tired is real, lol!
  11. Offered an Oil to a Stranger: I’m pretty good at this, lol!
  12. Used Oils for Cleaning: Most definitely. See #4 above. I also use them in freshening trash cans, while vacuuming, in my homemade furniture polish and more.
  13. Made DIY Recipes with Oils: Hmmmm, see #4 and #12 for this one. I also use in homemade lotions, facial washes, moisturizers, toners, bath bombs, the list is endless. I love DIY Recipes!
  14. Diffused Oils in a Hotel Room: Yep, yep! Our travel diffuser comes into the hotel rooms with us. Purification is a favorite for insects, they do NOT like this essential oil blend. Also Thieves to help support our immune systems along with some calming essential oils for a good night’s sleep. If I forget to bring the travel diffuser up, we’ll place a couple of drops of essential oils onto a tissue and tuck into the air vents. It works great too!
  15. Added Oils to a Bath: Of course! 🙂 Essential oils for relaxation, or essential oils to help soothe tired and sore muscles after a long day or tough workout.
  16. Used Oils for My Feelings: Oh my goodness, I’m pretty sure my family is thankful for this. Because….women, hormones, all the emotions…need I say more!
  17. Reorganized My Collection: Many times! I’ll never forget being so excited to have rearranged my collection according to how we use each oil only to find that my youngest wanted to color coordinate them instead and surprise mommy!
  18. Shared Oils with a Neighbor: If you know me, you know I share oils with everybody, lol!
  19. Given an Oily Gift: Oh how I love to make gifts! Bath bombs, body scrubs, perfumes, roll-on’s, sachets, foot soaks, and more!
  20. Used Too Many Drops of Peppermint: I guess my question is, who hasn’t? Lol!

Okay, it’s your turn to play. Let’s see your answers in the comments below. Have fun!

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