The day she said yes!

21 years ago (Oct 26, 1995) I lost the most important man in my life, my dad to cancer. It didn't define me but it changed the person I am today. It was a lonely time, as we clung on to Hope. We hoped we would find a cure, a doctor who had the magic solution, a miracle. Sadly, we didn't get the answers we had hoped for. What I do know, is my Dad is in a better place and some day we will be reunited in our eternal heaven. 

2 1/2 years ago this past February, I joined a company that was focused on health and wellness. I was looking for natural safe alternatives to scent sensory packs I was making and selling while providing childcare out of our home. I thought the business I started from the ground up, Play2learn Sensory Packs, was the reason I was placed on this earth. To help others learn through play. While it definitely was fun and exciting there was more to my story. 

What Young Living has done for my family in 2.5 years is more than I could have ever dreamed. After 27 years, my husband was able to get off his prescription meds for respiratory support with the help of essential oils and supplements from Young Living.  To say YL has changed his life, is an understatement. 

A year ago, I finally took the plunge and was able to remove over 50 toxic chemical cleaners in our home and replaced them with 1 concentrated cleaner, Thieves Household Cleaner~ that can do the job of them all. The precious bodies of our young daughters have been impacted by it. We maybe can't see all the physical impacts yet, but someday when they enter their child bearing years we will.

If it doesn't yet matter what type of laundry soap you are washing your clothes with, or the body wash you are choosing to wash your children with, it should. In this game called life, there are many things we cannot control, but what we choose to put on our bodies is one that we can.

When it came time to choosing an essential oil company it was an easy decision. Young Living is the global leader in essential oils. Gary Young, has pioneered the way, with his 30+ years of experience. He is a man of integrity that strives to find the purest of ingredients. When best selling products went out of stock due to a supply issue, he refused offers from 3rd parties to replace an ingredient we were missing, why? Because he cares more about the Young Living members then he does about the profit. The products he could have attained to solve many issues from 3rd party suppliers were not up to his standards and for that reason a best selling product that kept the company from earning thousands and thousands of dollars went out of stock for well over a year. 

Gary Young, ~makes products for a purpose, not a profit. If you would like more info, check out this link>>>>> 

To me, Young Living is a lifestyle change. Yes we have some oils, actually a lot of oils well over 200 singles and blends, but we also have so many other things as well. Top notch supplements infused with essential oils, fabulous personal care products for adults and kids.  Even products to help your furry 4-legged friends. If you are a fitness buff or someone who is working toward a health goal, YL has you covered. With over 500 SKUs there is something for everyone. 

First and foremost, I did not decide to become a member and share all the amazing things about YL for the paycheck, lets get that out of the way. Sure the money is a nice after thought and I was able to retire from my day J.O.B. but YL gave my family much more than just a paycheck. 

It has given my husband the ability to live his life without hesitation that he needs his prescription meds. From the time in my womb, my daughters were supported in our home without the use of harmful chemicals. It is their way of life and they don't hesitate to share that with anyone. My daughters are little tiny beings I aspire to be like everyday. Their conviction of living chemical free lifestyles pushes me to be better and do better. 

So why say yes and choose my Young Living team?? I am glad you asked. 

You see we are not just your average "team" our YL team is an extension of our family. When it's 10pm and your little guy comes down with something and can't sleep, I am here to help offer hope. When you are ready to travel across the country with 3 kids in tow and need all the oily help you can get, I am here. When you can't get out of bed and still have to function at that thing called life, I am here. You not only get 500+ other like minded oily friends, but you also get to be a part of a family where we raise each other up and support one another, whatever your oily journey may be. We are not like other companies, I don't just "sell things" I offer hope and education to empower you to make health and wellness decisions for your family. It is my true passion.  In a world where I once felt lost and hopeless, I can now offer others hope, and it makes my heart truly sing. 

You will never be a dollar sign, you will never be just another sign up and I don't plan to go anywhere, I will be here next year when you decide your ready or next week when the time is right. 

So, please I urge you when you are shopping "teams" and oil companies, consider this. I am in it for you, all you have to say is yes!


If you would like an insider look at our Oily family, please by all means contact me and I will give you a 1 week guest pass to see how amazing we truly are. 

Young Living Independent Member, member/sponsor# 1647574

Please if you are considering joining an oiling team, contact the person who introduced you. They should get the credit. 

If that team happens to be the YL Oilers, let me know once you sign up as I have a free gift for you to help you on your oiling journey. 

Happy Oiling!
~Miranda Dietrich, Gold Leader
YL Oiler Team Captain
Wife. Mom. Oily Guru.  

DIY Oily Baby Gift Ideas

You know someone who had a baby, maybe it's their first or baby#3, so what can you get them that won't get lost among all their other gifts??

How bout some incredible mom/baby must haves that will keep on giving long after the party is over!

These are just a few of my favorites:

*Debra Raybern's ~
Gentle Babies Book 
found here>>>Gentle Babies Book

*Melissa Poeping's ~
Chem Free Home 3 Baby Recipe Booklet
found here>>> Chem Free Home 3 Booklet

amber glass roller bottle 

Tip: for infants or babies I like to use anywhere from 1-10 drops of essential oil to 10ml of carrier oil, it depends on the essential oil I am using, and the sensitivity of the child

amber glass massage oil bottle 

*Bottle of Young Living Essential Oil Lavender and Gentle Babies to make all sorts of great things

To get your own oils or score yourself a wholesale account that allows you to $AVE 24% off, click here>>>>

to get carrier oil click here>>>jojoba organic cold pressed carrier oil 

You can print at home cute little labels from I like to use Avery Label #8293

they are 1 1/2" diameter

You can even add a cute stroller/car seat toy that could also double as an essential oil diffuser, place 1-3 drops of essential oil on it and you have a traveling infant friendly diffuser, great for stroller rides or car trips.

Add the cute labels to your bottles, place the items in a cute basket and your done! A gift you can feel proud to give.  

Easy Peasy DIY Sun Guard Lotion

I have been searching for a DIY Sun Guard lotion recipe and I think I finally found it!

The original post can be viewed here.

I have tweaked it a little to include some awesome Young Living Essential Oils that are great for healthy skin support. 

All you need is 6 ingredients:
1. Raw Shea Butter 2TBSP
3. Coconut Oil 1/2 C
4. Beeswax 1/4 C
5. Vitamin E Oil 1 tsp
6. Zinc Oxide 2 TBS

 and 3 Young Living Essential Oils:
1. Helichrysum 5 Drops
2. Lavender 15 Drops
3. Carrot Seed 20 Drops

*To order your Young Living essential oils at wholesale (24% off) by joining as a member go here and click sign up: 

First combine the top 5 ingredients in a double boiler method on medium heat on the stove top 
Stir and continue to heat till melted

Once melted remove from heat to cool e bit-while this is happening combine the 3 essential oils and zinc oxide together in a glass container with lid. I like to use a pint size ball canning jar for this. 

Then it's time to add the liquid that has cooled for a couple of minutes. Place the lid on tight end shake line nobody's business. (music optional)
Make sure you can't see any zinc floating . Once it's all mixed in you're ready to fill your containers. 

I found these awesome colorful silicone refillable containers great for the lake or travel. They are even airport travel approved! (3oz) 

One batch makes about 8oz so I did have some extra (I made a double batch) and also filled some 4oz glass jelly jars

I used Avery Label Size # 8293 and printed my own labels at home.For the smaller silicone bottle tops I cut them down with a paper punch similar to this: paper punch 

And that's it! You have yourself some chemical free Sun Guard lotion you can feel good about putting on yourself-your kids-even your pets!

**Update: Update: we have been using the sun guard lotion this past week, it has been working awesome and I have no complaints from my kids. It is definitely less greasy compared to the diy spray recipies. We still use both, the lotion for the face and the spray on the body. (the spray is much quicker when you have 10 kids to lube up) I highly recommend the lotion recipe to anyone else looking for a safe, less greasy chemical free alternative and I do really love the silicone tubes I purchased from amazon, expensive but they are easy to fill and squeeze as the lotion is a bit thicker.

To learn more about how to enhance your home, health and beauty using essential oils and to get your oils at wholesale pricing (24% off) visit

Contact me if your ready to make a change that will begin the rest of your life as a healthy happier you! 

Miranda Dietrich 
Young Living Independent Distributor 

Thieves Household Cleaner

It's only 10:30 a.m. and I have already found three uses with Thieves Household Cleaner.  THHC is such a part of our daily lives.  Today I used it to clean my eye glasses-my bathroom mirror and my daughters earings.
There are dilution ratios right on the back of the bottle.  Best part it's super duper concentrated so a bottle lasts a very long time. 
I have 3 spray bottles made up with different parts of THHC for easy use.
1. Easy cleaning 
2. Light Degreasing
3. Heavy Degreasing 

The easy cleaning is mainly used for windows and mirrors-leaves a streak free clean every time!

The light degreasing is great for countertops-tables-cleaning your microfiber or leather (just spot check first) I also use this dilution for dusting (who am I kidding I don't dust often-but when I do it works amazing!)

The heaving degreasing is awesome for toilets-showers-getting bugs off the windshields and so much more. I will often spray these harder to clean areas first then do my countertops while the cleaner sits and gives it a bit of time to work first, leaving less work for me ;)

You can find some fun printable household cleaner labels from Lavender Lobby. They print on Avery Label #6464, 6-up.  I plan to make up THHC all purpose light degreasing spray bottles for each of my kids' classrooms this year. I will send along a roll of paper towels as well in place of the chemical laden wipes they request. 

My kids love to help clean and I welcome that as THHC is safe not only for kids but our furry pets too! The other day I gave my kids a bucket of warm water with a splash of THHC and they gave their outdoor toys a car wash. 

If you are in need of spray bottles check out these options, 16oz-Glass Bottle 

One of the reasons THHC is so incredible is that it is made with Young Living Thieves Essential Oil. 

Thieves is an essential oil that helps support a healthy immune system. Thieves is one I make sure that I never run out. 

I am a licensed childcare provider and a busy married mother of three. THHC and Thieves Essential Oil are both on my Young Living Top 10. They help keep our family clean and healthy all year long. 

If you are ready to begin chemical free living-then THHC is a great place to start.

THHC Item #3743
14.4oz of concentrated goodness (a bottle lasts my household about 6mo)
Retail Pricing $28.95  

You can also become a YL member and get your products at wholesale pricing (24% off)!

Member Pricing $22.00

To learn more or to sign up visit

Contact me if your ready to make a change that will begin the rest of your life as a healthy happier you! 

Miranda Dietrich 
Young Living Independent Distributor 


Look what's back in stock?!?!?
Stress-Away Roll On!!!!

Item #4472
PV 28.75
Retail Pricing $37.83

Wholesale Member Pricing only $28.75!
I don't ever leave home without this one. It's the perfect travel companion in the car with little ones or when you get stuck in traffic. I have several friends that keep it in their desk drawers at work.
I also found relief for my caffeine withdrawals when I cut the tie with Diet Coke. I just applied it on my brainstem and temples as needed.
Stress-Away is one you definitely do not want to run out of, so stock up now, while it's back and get one for your friends' birthday coming up too.
Afterall, who doesn't have a little stress in their lives they could use some help with.
To get yours for wholesale pricing visit and get ready for some stress-free days to follow :)

Contact me if your ready to make a change that will begin the rest of your life as a healthy happier you! 

Miranda Dietrich 
Young Living Independent Distributor 

Mineral Makeup

Can I just say I am in love with my new Chem Free Sweet Savvy Mineral Makeup that Melissa Poepping, YL Crown Diamond has created!!

I'm wearing:
1. Sensible Lipstick topped with Embrace Lip Gloss 
2. Tan (Warm) Foundation 
3. Smashing Blush
4. Wanderlust Eye Shadow for highlighting 
5. Diffused Eye Shadow for color 
6. Jet setter Eyeliner
7. Diamond Dust Veil 

I applied them using a set of brushes I bought from Sephora "Tools of the Trade" (found in JC Penny's)  

They come in a carrying case great for travel. 

I chose to apply the mineral makeup wet using distilled water in a fine mist glass spray bottle spiked with frankincense essential oil, which is amazing for all over skin support. 
2oz Glass Spray Bottle 
Frankincense Essential Oil, YL #3548

It all went on so easy and really complimented my skin tones. 

I highly recommend this mineral makeup line to anyone looking to enhance their Chem free lifestyle on a sweet & savvy budget!

To order visit

To learn more about how to enhance your home, health and beauty using essential oils and to get your oils at wholesale pricing (24% off) visit

Contact me if your ready to make a change that will begin the rest of your life as a healthy happier you! 

Miranda Dietrich 
Young Living Independent Distributor 

#chemfreeliving #sweetsavvyminerals #ylhappymama #fivestars #yleo


There are two great things in a person's life, the day you were born and the day you discover why.

My "why" started back was when I was little. Helping my little brother get home safely from school, cleaning my sisters room, consoling a friend when her brother passed unexpectedly. Bringing a smile to my moms face. 

I truly feel my passion is to help others. 17 short months ago, I was introduced to Young Living Oils. At first they were just a way to scent my sensory packs I was creating and selling. Soon I learned there were many health benefits to oiling. Essential Oils fit perfectly to our Chemical free lifestyle we were already living.

I was quickly absorbed by learning how to create things we were already using with Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. From foaming hand soap to hand sanitizer, it was easy and cost effective. Oiling fits into our health, wellness and cleaning budget with room to spare. 

It just made sense. From day one I was eager to share our successes with oiling big and small. Sharing with others the way they have helped my own family. There is nothing more rewarding than helping others achieve their health and wellness goals. 

If you are looking for that something to help bridge the gap on your health and wellness journey or just want to explore Chem Free Living, it's easier than you think. 

I'm here to help-you just need to ask and I'll lead the way. 

Contact me if your ready to make a change that will begin the rest of your life as a healthy happier you! 

Miranda Dietrich 
Young Living Independent Distributor 

Diffuser necklaces

I recently attend the Young Living Silver Club in Utah (another post to come) and we had the opportunity to attend the annual Lavender Days Celebration. While attending I visited the vendor booths and decided I would try to find something for my girls. We have 3; Addisyn 8, Ainsley 6, and Ahlera 4. It isn't hard to shop for them but I wanted to get them something really special. I came across a diffuser jewelry booth, I felt like I hit the jackpot! I had recently attended the Spirit of Wellness event in St. Cloud, MN and was introduced to Diffusing Mamas, Essential Oil Aromatherapy Jewelry. They use solid 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel and completely reusable washable pads to put the EOs on.

To learn more about Diffusing Mama's visit them on FB. I promise you won't be disappointed. They also offer custom orders and engraving options. Perfect gift options for the oiling addict in your family.

The diffuser necklaces pictured above have a stainless steel magnetic closure. They open up to the washable re-usable diffuser pad where you can drop your essential oils on. I choose the stretchable colored rubber for chain options. They feel durable and will also be easy to take off and put on without needing assistance. My girls love oiling just as my as their mama and were sooo excited to get these!

I first learned about diffuser jewelry when I began my journey with Young Living Essential Oils. Not only can most oils be applied topically, but you can also wear your oils using diffuser jewelry and have them with you at all times. Diffuser jewelry is a great way for kids to have their oils with them at school, the park or for traveling. They also make great diffuser options for pets as well. We have had many ahh haa moments with eos that have been life changing. We now live a life by design and not by default.

Happy Oiling :) 


"When you focus on all your blessings and the good of people around you, there's nothing to complain about. Nothing." 

It is hard seeing those that forget to count their blessings.  Their pure focus is on negativity whether it be marriage, work, lack of sleep or kids. 

Instead put all that negativity aside and focus on the good in life and begin to experience a life with Oola. 

#summermustread #oola #focus

To order your copy of Oola click HERE

My journey to Oola, began with discovering Young Living Essential Oils. We have had many ahh haa moments that have been life changing. We now live a life by design and not by default.

Happy Oiling :) 

Tip 6 of 365~DIY Handsoap

DIY Super Easy Foaming Hand Soap

I recently mixed up a couple batches of foaming hand soap-they smell amazing and it is so easy to do. 

All you need is 2TBS Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Soap~I used Unscented Baby-mild

You can find Castile soap at Target, Health Food Stores and of course, Amazon

Add 8-10 Drops of your favorite Young Living Essential Oil~ I used Citrus Fresh in one and Lime in the other. 

Fill with water and that's it!

You can purchase foaming hand pumps from Abundant Health4U

To learn more about Young living Essential Oils visit my website 

~helping drOp at a time

Happy Oiling!