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ID# 1371852   Sign up for Young Living with Danie

I am a born & raised Minnesotan currently residing in Bemidji, MN after spending 5 years in Kansas City, MO. I am the daughter of the One True King & love Jesus with all my heart. I am a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mum & a wife to my husband who can always make me laugh, even when I’m mad at him. Nature’s wellness are my passion! I occasionally nerd-out about all things Smallville, Outlander, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Fable & Paleo. Some of my loves include reading, Fall, hammocks, farmer’s markets & the movie Tangled. I am a complete tom-boy, four-wheeling in the woods is my description of a perfect Sunday afternoon. The most important thing you need to know about me is that I snort when I laugh.



ID# 1617694  Sign up for Young Living with Mariah

Greetings, from Bemidji Minnesota!

Let me tell you a little about how I was introduced to Young Living essential oils. It all started out of curiosity! I would hear my boyfriend’s sister, Danie, talk about YL oils. She would talk about how Copaiba works wonders for her husband’s occasional back pain and how she would put some oils on her dog every now and then. As Danie would pass by, the aroma from the oils alone was enough to spark curiosity! I admired her lifestyle and how committed she was to Young Living and their products. Thankfully, for Christmas she gave me a sample of the Peace and Calming oil and a tube of lip balm that she made herself; the ingredients included lavender oil and her parent’s (Brenda & Brett) beeswax! I used the Peace and Calming oil when I was on our flight to Hawaii, and to my surprise, it worked! It calmed my nerves and put me at ease. I use that oil topically on my feet every night to help me sleep and before exams too.

As I became more interested, I asked Danie a million and one questions about YL and their products. Thankfully, she is patient and is more than happy to help! Eventually I purchased the Premium starter kit (recommended) and I too was on a journey to a healthier lifestyle! It was very overwhelming at first, but with the internet and Danie as sources, I was able to get the information I needed to make me more comfortable with my decision. As weeks progressed I couldn’t be any happier with my choice to give these oils a chance. To give you a little idea of what these oils can be used for, I will tell you how I include them in my everyday life.

Lavender lavender lavender…one of my favorites! I use one drop mixed in with my face lotion to help with dry skin and moisturize. I also put a couple drops in my shampoo and mix it in with my body lotion. I put it on the bottoms of my feet or on my shoulders to help sleep at night.

Lemon is my second best friend! I put 1-2 drops in my water every day. I use a lot of lemon, grapefruit and orange in my water. Tea Tree oil treatments with warm olive oil for my hair (tips only) once a week for dry/damaged hair. Copaiba for my occasional soreness, Panaway for sore/tense muscles. My favorite to put in the diffuser are Theives and Purification- cannot get enough of it. There are many many uses, these are just a few examples.

Remember Young Living offers more than just the oils. They have all natural vitamins/supplements, beauty products, cleaning products and more! I love their tooth paste and Thieves household cleaner! It lasts forever, smells heavenly, and doesn’t give me a headache. With that, I hope to hear from you soon and don’t forget there is no thing as a ‘stupid question’ so ask away!

Take care.


ID# 1441783   Sign up for Young Living with Sara

Hi everyone! My name is Sara and I live in Park Rapids, MN with my fiancé, 1 year old son, and puppy. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and I now run and operate an in home daycare. Some of my hobbies include hanging out with family, scrapbooking, fishing, camping, swimming in the lake, working with children, and growing fresh, organic produce in my garden.

I began researching essential oils while I was pregnant with my son. Like any other parent, I wanted nothing but the best for my children. This is why I started looking in to living a healthier life- and essential oils were included in that. Like many other people, I was skeptical at first and thought the oils were just another “fad” but I fell in love and couldn’t believe what they really could do and now I use them everyday.

I now use essential oils on everything; from health & beauty products, to preventing sicknesses. I use them to make my own cleaning products, deodorant, toothpaste, laundry soap, body wash, face wash, and more! It’s not only cheaper to make my own products, but it’s also healthier because they don’t contain all the chemicals and toxins, like the ones from the store.

I not only use them to keep my family healthy and well, but also for the daycare. I diffuse purification and lemon or lavender to mask the stinky diaper smell. The oils have truly made a difference in my life and I hope they can do the same for you!



ID# 1452382   Sign up for Young Living with Brenda

Hey there! My name is Brenda! My daughter is Danie, she introduced me to essential oils & I have loved them ever since! I was born and raised in Northern Minnesota and love it here, wouldn’t trade places for the world. I work at the school & love my job. My husband & I have many hobbies to keep us busy, especially & most recently, beekeeping! We have a large organic garden on our homestead that we plant & tend to every year. We participate in the local Farmer’s Market every Wednesday & Saturday to sell our honey & sometimes the produce from our garden. Some of my favorite things include tennis, seashell hunting, A Christmas Carol movie, going to garage sales and eating the peas right off the vine!

We have two dogs, a golden retriever named Dakota, and a papillon named Nikki. They are our kids, along with the bees, now that our human children have grown and flown the coop. My favorite essential oil is Citrus Fresh, it smells so good & I love to diffuse it!