My Essentials

Howdy! If we are going to be friends there is something you need to know about me. I LOVE shopping! Like seriously. It is kind of a problem. I am slowly coming to terms with the fact that I may indeed be a certified shopaholic. I blame my mother HA!

But do you know what I like even more than shopping? ONLINE SHOPPING! You mean I don’t have to stand in a long line with a raring to run toddler? Where do I sign up??? I am pretty much having a love affair with Amazon Prime. As far as I am concerned, it is like the greatest thing ever invented. If you order from Amazon and you are not signed up for Prime, try their one-month free trial. It will blow your mind and you will never look back. My orders show up in two days, sometimes even the next day. Furthermore, their customer support is on point. They are so helpful and accommodating.

Anywho, here below I have included links to some of my favorite things – or my essentials, if you will – that I just have to share with you, because I love these things! There are also links to some material like books that I find really useful and worth the money if you are a perpetual student of life and love learning. Enjoy. XO

**Disclaimer: I am a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Some of the links below are to products found on Amazon as well as to other websites, some with affiliate programs where I earn a small commission, and some without. I am sharing these items first and foremost with you, because I truly love them and can personally recommend them. I would never share something that didn’t meet my picky standards.


Essential Oils

Young Living’s beautiful Premium Starter Kit is truly a life-changing health tool. I cannot recommend it more as it has changed the way my family and I deal with sickness and boosting our immune systems. These therapeutic essential oils offer a natural approach to traditional medicine and I am happy to give you more information and guide you on your journey. Connect with me to learn more and/or get started with oils!


When beginning with essential oils, I always recommend diluting your EOs with a quality carrier oil. I personally love this fractionated (liquid) coconut oilas it is really well-priced for 16 ounces and comes with a pump, which makes filling roller bottles so much easier, quicker and cleaner! Get your carriers with pumps!


I also really enjoy using sweet almond oil as my carrier oil for face serums and in DIY sunscreen as it naturally has about a 5% SPF. I really like this one with the pump.




These 10ml glass rollers are TO DIE FOR. I am absolutely in love with them. They scream, “Fun! Happy! Summer! Vibrant!”. Not all rollers are created equal but the stainless steel balls in these work well and PrettyCare includes extra freebies like 2 funnels, 3 extra roller balls, an opener and 24 sticky labels (such a bonus).


These 4 oz. glass jars hold 8 tablespoons and are perfect for making up natural chest rubs, pain rubs, deodorants, body butters, etc. The amber color helps keep out sunlight, therefore, preserving your essential oils for longer.


Reading Material

You Are a Badass is such a fun read! Jen Sincero gets right to the point and definitely makes you laugh. This book really helped me gain my self-confidence and sass back!




This is a quick and easy read and really got my mind thinking about my purpose in life. It took me maybe fifteen pages or so to get into it, but once I was I couldn’t put it down.



This is an awesome book that shows how consistent small changes can lead to huge results over time. I had a hard time putting this one down.




This Essential Oils Pocket Reference is the perfect tool for getting to know more about Young Living’s beautiful essential oils! It gives you the properties and details of each single oil and blend and you can also search specific ailments to see what oils are recommended for support! If you are a nerd like me, you will love that it gets into the history of oils as well as dilution, safety, etc. It is definitely a must if you are serious about creating healthier rituals using EOs and sharing your knowledge with others.

 I LOVE Oil + Glass. It has beautiful recipes for making your very own natural products using essential oils. It has DIYs for every area of life from home & garden to pregnancy & birth to emotions & the mind to aches & pains to babies to skincare.