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If you missed the meeting this week, I shared a presentation on the toxic chemicals in our cleaning products, which I have printed at the end of this letter. Then Sonia demonstrated how to make laundry detergent and Thieves cleaner. Everyone went home with a jar of laundry detergent, and those who brought spray bottles, went home with a bottle of Thieves cleaner.

Our thanks to our upline leader, Carol Littmann, for bringing Thieves Cleaner so we were able to make the detergent and spray bottle cleaners!! Not only did we not have enough of our own but we also could not find any from those we called before emailing Carol.

Our thanks to our upline leader, Renee Yeo, for sending Fast and Fabulous: 150 Uses booklet as a thank you to new members. It is the complete guide to tried and true aromatic, topical, and supplemental uses for Young Living Essential Oils.


Thieves Cleaner in Spray Bottles

Since we use our Thieves Cleaner spray bottles all the time throughout the day, we keep one in the kitchen and one in each bathroom.

Place one capful of Thieves Cleaner in your spray bottle that has been filled with filtered, distilled, or well water. Use to spray down sinks, counters, door handles, toilets, floors…

Thieves Laundry Detergent

We found the following ingredients at our local grocery store, Dierbergs, and hardware store. Following the recipes, I have listed websites for these products.

5 gallon bucket-ask your local grocery store to save an icing bucket for you

4 cups water

1bar Castile soap chopped or grated

1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

½ c Borax

5-6 ounces Thieves Household Cleaner

3 T

Bring 4 c water to simmer

Grate or chop soap into simmering water

Stir continually until melted-takes approximately 5 minutes

Fill bucket half full with hot tap water

Add melted soap

1 c Arm Hammer Super Washing Soda

½ c Borax

5-6 ounces Thieves cleaner

Stir until dissolved

Fill bucket with hot water to just below top

Cover and let sit for 24-36 hours to thicken

Add 3 T Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing

An immersion blender is very helpful for this recipe, but any wooden spoon will do. To use, fill empty liquid laundry detergent bottle ½ full of your liquid cleaner and ½ full of hot tap water. Top load machines use 5/8 cup per load. Front load HE machines ¼ cup per load.

If you have a high efficiency washer, this recipe is good for 640 loads of laundry. Costs less than 6 cents per load!

Consider writing this recipe on the outside of your bucket with indelible marker.

Foaming Shampoo and Hand Soap

Carol Littmann made her own foaming hand soap filling 1/3 of the pump dispenser with unscented Castile liquid soap (about 1 cup), 1/3 distilled water, and 5-20 drops of Thieves. If you were making this for shampoo, you could drop in your favorite scented YL oils.

Also to make her YL shampoo go further, Carol uses 4 ounces of YL shampoo and 4 ounces of water and places it in the foam bottle. But she said that her son thought it should be diluted more than that. Just play around with it until you get at the consistency you prefer.

Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing-really good for whitening clothes since 1883-does turn white after sitting overnight

Diane Drinkard pointed out that Dr. Bronner’s products evangelize pagan Eastern religion on every product. In searching for another castile soap I found these sources:

Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Fragrance Free soap Since 1839, Kirk’s master soap makers have formulated this hypoallergenic skin care bar with all natural coconut oil. Kirk’s makes handfuls of creamy lather even in the hardest water. Yet it rinses with thrilling ease and no drying residue. Skin is left beautifully soft and healthy. Ideal for every member of the family, by the sink or in the bath. Free of Sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, parabens, phthalates, EDTA, and gluten.

Kirk’s Castile Liquid Soap A blend of Aloe (conditioning and moisturizing), Chamomile (conditioning, moisturizing and cleansing) and Soapwort (cleansing) enhances our rich Coconut Oil Liquid Soap formula. Gentle, effective and safe for daily use. (I just saw the other ingredients in this soap and thought we better investigate some of them.)

Organic Unscented Liquid Castile Soap This site also carries the Foaming Soap Bottles for making your own Young Living Shampoo or hand soap.

Gallon Liquid Castile Unscented Soap

Dr. Woods Castile Liquid Baby Mild Purified Water (Aqua), Saponified Coconut and Olive Oils (with retained Glycerin), Hemp Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Rosemary (Rosemarinus Officinalis) Extract. Formulated with a naturally healthy coconut and olive oil base, our Castile soap produces incredibly rich lather that allows for a deep, refreshing clean and effortless rinsing. Our ingredients are gentle enough for all skin types and beautifully balanced for face, body and hair.

What Is Castile Soap

Castile soap is a soap made with fat of purely vegetable origin, rather than animal fats such as tallow. This type of soap has historically been highly prized and viewed as a high quality soap, which is gentle on the skin and useful for a range of other applications. Many stores sell castile soap, and this soap is a specialty of several regions in Europe, where it is made with various traditional ingredients. It is also possible to purchase this type of soap base for the purpose of blending your own soaps.

This soap is said to be named for the Kingdom of Castile, a region in what is now known as Spain. Evidence seems to suggest this soap actually originated in Northern Italy, and spread outwards from there, although this soap is so ancient that it is a bit difficult to pin down the precise details of its history. In Castile, the soap was made with olive oil only, and some people differentiate between capitalized Castile soap, made with olive oil, and lower case castile soap, made with other vegetable oils.

Although olive oil is the traditional base oil, the soap can be made with coconut, hemp, avocado, almond, walnut, and many other vegetable oils. The composition of the soap will vary slightly, depending on which base oil is used. In pure form, the soap is white, hard, and odorless. Many soapmakers also make a liquid version, which is odorless and pale cream to white, often thickening in cool weather.

Once the base is made, castile soap can be scented with various floral ingredients, blended with oatmeal and other coarse materials to assist with exfoliation, or treated in other ways to create soap with specific purposes. The soap is often used as a hand soap in fine hotels, and the soap can also be used as a general body soap, a shampoo, or a general cleaner. These soaps can be used to wash clothes, scrub floors, bathe pets, and in a variety of other situations when something needs to be cleaned.

This type of soap is often highly prized because it is made with natural ingredients, appealing to people who want to be environmentally conscious. It is also very gentle, suitable for people with sensitive skin along with delicate surfaces and fabrics ranging from soft stone to silk. Some people like to blend their own soap, using a base and essential oils.


Darlene and Lisa Haney recommended for foaming soap dispensers. When I went to their site I found that they have a gallon of Liquid Castile Unscented Soap, Beeswax, oils, rose water, butters, lye, powders, salts, soap colorants, seeds, spray bottles, glass jars and bottles, roller bottles, dropper bottles, perfume bottles, nail polish bottles, pet dispensers and much more.


A friend of our friend had been using a Doterra product on her grandson to keep him focused and calm. She asked what we would recommend. Sonia said GeneYus and send a bottle to her. This is her reply: Dear Candy and Sonia, Thank you so much for the incredible service you gave me for the oil!!!! Brenda was so excited!! The packaging was so nice and it was so incredible that you thought to include a roller ball for the oil!! She loves the oil and she says it is working on her grandson!!!  I am enjoying the peace and calm!! It smells so good!!! Thank you for everything!

KidScents GeneYus Praising God for Gary Young and his team for creating this blend of oils for helping young minds remain calm and focused.

Ingredients Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Boswellia sacra† (Sacred frankincense) oil, Callitris intratropica† (Blue cypress) wood oil, Cedrus atlantica† (Cedarwood) bark oil, Picea pungens† (Idaho Blue spruce) branch/leaf/wood oil, Bursera graveolens† (Palo santo) wood oil, Melissa officinalis† (Melissa) leaf oil, Picea mariana† (Northern Lights Black spruce) leaf oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil, Commiphora myrrha† (Myrrh) oil, Vetiveria zizanoides† (Vetiver) root oil, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil, Santalum paniculatum† (Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™**) wood oil, Cananga odorata† (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Hyssopus officinalis† (Hyssop) leaf oil, Coriandrum sativum† (Coriander) seed oil, Rosa damascena† (Rose) flower oil † Contains nut and coconut/palm ingredients

I spent a considerable amount of time sharing the blessings of Young Living’s products with the salesman who was writing up an order for our bathroom vanity and gave him lavender to help boost his immune system and respiratory system.

Be thinking of who you can invite to our January 22 Respiratory Wellness Event.

I wrote down all the information for GeneYus for a contractor that came to measure for the top to our bathroom vanity to help his son remain calm and focused on his schoolwork.

Be thinking of who you can invite to our February 19 All Good Things with Young Living Products event.

Recently a friend and team member shared how her children are just not interested in the Young Living business right now. Her daughter-in-law just had a baby. I recommended gifting her with Young Living’s Seedlings products- Baby Wipes, Diaper Rash Cream, and Baby Oil, Calm.

Coming Soon: Baby Wash and Shampoo, and Baby Lotion. Hopefully these will be available for our Young Living Baby Shower event!

Parents make hundreds of decisions about the health and happiness of their family each day. With so many products and promises to choose from, Young Living Seedlings™ is designed to make it simple for parents to find pure, gentle products infused with baby-safe essential oils to care for their littlest, most vulnerable family members. The soothing, plant-based formulas use infant-safe essential oils and are free from harmful ingredients to help you gently comfort and care for your little one. With essential oil-infused products made by experts and diluted to a strength safe for your baby, Seedlings leaves you with peace of mind and your baby feeling snug and secure.

All of you need to be thinking ahead of all the new and expectant mothers you can invite to our Young Living Baby Shower event on June 18.


1. You can only make one autoship order per month. It is not from your autoship date to the next autoship date; it is per month. For instance if your autoship date was September 21, you can change your October autoship order anytime after September 21, but you must wait until October 1rst to manually process your order. As there can only be one autoship order per month.

2. A Premium Starter Kit only counts as an ER order if an additional minimum order of $50 is placed. So essentially for the upline leader to receive ER on the new enrollee’s first months’ order, the new enrollee must place an additional minimum order of $50.

The enrollee also benefits, as the additional minimum 50PV for the Premium Starter Kit enables them to begin getting their ER. So essentially, a new enrollee does not begin receiving ER until they place their first ER order, as the Premium Kit is not considered an ER order. And it starts them on the count down to get their loyalty oils and to reach that 24 month marker when they begin receiving 24% back in ER points.

3. If someone signs up under you, and they want to place an additional order, the upline leader needs to call YL to combine the two orders in order to save on shipping.

4. Although quick orders do not benefit the person ordering, they still benefit upline leaders.

5. You may set up to have your checks mailed or deposited directly into your bank account. Young Living charges a processing fee for both methods.


Around the 10th of October, you will be receiving our first edition of You May Prosper Monthly.


Launching your business is all about recruiting! Our next meeting is only 18 days away, so be sure to invite family, friends, church members, co-workers, bible study buddies… Let’s get going on building our team!

If you are able, please bring some snacks!

October 16 Replacing Toxin Ridden Personal Care Products with Healthy Ones

October 23 The Harvest from Building Your Business: Leadership Ranks, Maximizing Profits, Compensation Plan

Love, The Summers Family


My Home Was A Toxic Chemical Dump

I think Merriam Webster defined wellness best as the quality or state of being in good health; especially an actively sought goal, and lifestyles that promote wellness.

From the beginning of our marriage, I endeavored to provide my family with healthy foods and a healthy lifestyle. Staying away from processed foods, I made most everything from scratch with a wide array of meats, vegetables, and fruits from a wide variety of ingredients. To maintain a healthy environment I vacuumed my house and mopped my kitchen floor every day, cleaned my bathroom twice a week, used a clean dishcloth every morning, and washed loads of clothes after they were worn. Yet it never occurred to me that I was cleaning with harmful chemicals.

This was probably due to the fact that I grew up with the exterminator coming every few months to spray our business and home for bugs, spraying our country home with DDT for bugs, killing ants with chlordane, spraying tick repellent on our skin, applying straight aluminum chloride for deodorant, fertilizing our lawn regularly, and using the strongest cleaning products on the planet to clean our home. The thought that these products were not good for us did not even occur to my parents. After all, my father worked with synthetic chemicals all day long.

With this background it stands to reason that I would follow suit when I began a home for my family. Thankfully, though, God turned my heart away from all those products towards a healthier way of life. I thought that I was doing well by not using those products in my own home. Later in my marriage, I even went so far as to replace my cleaners with vinegar, and then Young Living Thieves cleaner. But it was not until this year when I read The Chemical Free Home by Melissa Poepping, and Sarah Harnisch’s GamePlan, that I realized the vast amount of chemical exposure we incurred everyday from the cleaning and personal care products that I purchased for my family.

Stunned by the disclosure that the average person applies 300 chemicals to their bodies every single day! I began flipping over and reading the labels on our dish soap, laundry detergent, bath soap, hair shampoo and conditioner, skin cream, moisturizer, lotion, cologne, cosmetics, deodorant, shaving cream, and aftershave. Aghast at all the ingredients I could not pronounce, I began searching online for the dangers of these chemicals to our bodies. What I discovered was horrifying!

Our Laundry Detergent

The laundry detergent I used to wash my family’s clothes contained toxic chemicals that came with these warnings: DANGER! CORROSIVE TO EYES AND SKIN. If swallowed call poison control center IMMEDIATELY! If on skin, IMMEDIATELY wash with soap and get IMMEDIATE medical attention. Do not breathe. Contributing factor of staph infections. Skin irritant. Highly toxic when inhaled or ingested causing damage to your eyes, skin, and lungs. Can cause endocrine disruption, hair loss, cataracts, mouth ulcers, ulcers in respiratory tract, and headaches. Repeated inhalation or prolonged exposure can lead to tooth erosion, cough, sore throat, damage to nasal septum, bronchitis and chest pain. Can cause blisters and burns. To prevent skin damage, flush skin with soap and water for at least 15 minutes. Wear protective gloves and clothing to prevent skin contact with substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Store without drain or sewer access. If spilled wear respirator.

While looking up the dangers of these ingredients, I found this about one of the ingredients in a laundry detergent I had used most of our married life.

The EPA (Environment Protection Agency) considers this solvent a human carcinogen. This is taken directly from their website: 1,4-Dioxane is used as a solvent. Acute (short-term) exposure to high levels of 1,4-dioxane has caused vertigo, drowsiness, headache, anorexia and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs in humans. It may also irritate the skin. Damage to the liver and kidneys has been observed in rats chronically (long-term) exposed. Tumors have been observed in orally exposed animals. EPA has classified 1,4-dioxane as a Group B2, probable human carcinogen. [3]

The article then said that there were at least 2 known carcinogens in that detergent; not one natural plant based ingredient.

Our Dish Detergent

From there I went to my dish detergent and found that the ingredients came with these warnings: a corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. Can cause organ toxicity. Linked to birth defects. Can kill cells in tissues. Strongly irritating and corrosive. Can cause severe burns and permanent damage to tissue. Affects brain and nervous system. An endocrine disruptor. Can cause damage to bladder, acute pulmonary edema, is an irritant to skin, and depresses central nervous system. Toxic to kidneys and nervous system. Causes nerve damage. Accelerates Alzheimer’s. The dyes are carcinogenic.

For the first 34 years of my marriage, I washed all my dishes in these synthetic chemicals, manufactured in a chemical plant. Had my hands in the stuff several times each day that was absorbed through my skin. Then I placed my family’s food on the cutting board and plates I had just washed with these synthetic chemicals so we ingested them, as well.

I also washed clothes in toxic chemicals nearly every day of each week. That meant that we had been breathing these chemicals in our home each day. Throughout the day we were also breathing them from the clothes that we carried on our bodies wherever we went. If this were not bad enough, when we perspired their diffusion into our bloodstream was accelerated. And now that live on a farm, the run off from these cleaning products is seeping into our ground water and into our well. I was stunned to realize that our home was truly a toxic chemical dump.

Chemicals that Companies Keep Secret

If the chemicals listed on the products were not bad enough, Melissa M. Poepping, author of The Chemical Free Home states that

The Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 grandfathered in an estimate 65,000-100,000 chemicals currently on the market today allowing companies to keep their ingredient lists a secret.

Vast Increase in Cancer

It is ‘unthinkable that women would knowingly inflict such exposures on their infants and children and themselves if products routinely used were labeled with explicit warning of cancer risks’ says Dr. Samuel Epstein, chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition

Since the 1940’s, the incidence of non-smoking cancers in the U.S. during the 1990’s increased as follows: Prostate Cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma 200%, Thyroid cancer 155%, Adult brain and nervous system cancer 70%, Female breast cancer 60%, and Childhood cancer 35%.

The American Cancer Society estimates a 50% rise in cancer rates by the year 2020.

According to the U.S. Government and the product manufacturers, the following is only a partial list chemical poisons found in personal care products, not common household cleaner, that are inhaled and absorbed by the body before you even eat breakfast!” Air Freshener, Bath Soap, Body wash, hair Shampoo, Hair conditioner, Skin Cream/Lotion, Shaving Cream, Aftershave Lotion, Rash/Acne Medication, Moisturizer, antiperspirant, Cologne, Deodorant, Hair Spray, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softener, Chlorine Bleach, Cosmetics, Perfumes, and Anti-bacterial products

Pitching and Switching

Ironically, when writing our farm newsletter to our customers this past spring, highlighting the fact that we do not use chemical applications on our farm’s soil, plants, or animals, I never considered all the chemicals our family applies to our bodies each day. I even went so far as printing statistics that exposed the far reaching consequences of chemicals- the great increase in cancer in our country.

Although I had been so careful to feed my family healthy foods, urge good exercise through hard work, and protect them from the pesticides and insect repellants that I inhaled as a child, I never considered the detrimental chemicals in our cleaning and personal care products.

Disheartened by my negligence in investigating the ingredients of the products I was bringing into my home, I asked the Lord to heal our bodies from the far reaching, long-term effects from these chemicals. As caretaker of my family’s health, I profusely apologized to my family for my grave negligence, and then began pitching the synthetic toxins and switching them out with plant based pure therapeutic essential oils products form Young Living.

Just as lung cancer does not develop suddenly but arises from the cumulative effect of tobacco smoke in the lungs over years of exposure, neither do diseases suddenly develop nor body systems fail. The damage occurs over time, day-by-day. The condition of our health results from the daily choices that we make. And although the food we eat and the exercise we give our bodies are extremely vital to over all health, when I considered how our bodies are made, I realized that what we breathe and absorb through our skin is even more important.

In truth, every product we use either supports wellness or destroys it.

I know that all of you are concerned about your family’s health and that you would all agree that you want to live a more chemical free life. If you come to one of our upcoming events, our family will show you how we switched over to products that benefit our bodies, our minds, and overall well being with the plants God gave us for our health.


Introduction Young Living Products/Business Opportunity

  • Fenton MO
  • Meet & Greet & Refreshments 6:30 pm
  • Event 7:00 pm
  • Presentations of Essential Oils/Wellness Products/Business Opportunity

October 16 Introduction to Young Living Products/Business

We will contrast the harmful toxins in the personal care products we were using with the healthy Young Living Personal Care Products we now use.

October 23 The Harvest from Building Your Business

Leadership Ranks, Maximizing Profits, Compensation Plan, Record Keeping

November 6 Introduction to Young Living Products/Business

November 13 Thanksgiving to God for His Essential Oils

December 4 Holiday Savvy Mineral Make Overs

We will contrast the harmful toxins in the cosmetics we were using with the healthy ingredients in Young Living’s Savvy Mineral make up.

January 15 Introduction to Young Living Products/Business

January 22 Respiratory Wellness and Work Out Products

February 12 Introduction to Young Living Products/Business

February 19 All Good Things with Young Living for the Ones We Love

March 12 Introduction to Young Living Products/Business

March 19 March Wind Doth Blow As Our Skin Glows with YL Skin Care

April 16 Introduction to Young Living Products/Business

April 23 April Showers Bring May Flowers On Young Living Farms

May 14 Introduction to Young Living Products/Business

May 21 Wedding Shower with Young Living

June 11 Introduction to Young Living Products/Business

June 18 Baby Shower with Young Living

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