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My Summer Must-Haves from Young Living

Updated: Oct 5, 2022

1). OUTDOOR BLEND is a non-toxic, safe, EFFECTIVE bug repellant!

Outdoor Blend goes on my kids every single day before they head off to forest school. This is important for us because it helps reduce the likelihood of them being bit by a tick. It’s in a base of oil so it stays on the skin longer than a tick spray would. It also allows us to cover the entire body easily while lasting longer.

Not only does it help deter ticks, it also helps repel mosquitoes and fleas naturally with 99 percent active ingredients, plus 1 percent vitamin E.


+ Formulated with essential oils traditionally recommended for their bug-repellent properties

+ Made with 100 percent naturally derived, plant-based ingredients

+ Formulated without DEET, parabens, fillers, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colorants

+ Rubs easily into skin without a greasy or sticky finish

+ Hypoallergenic

+ Pure, gentle formula free from synthetic chemicals

+ Appropriate for use on children

I put together a special summer bundle for you here with all my Summer Must-Haves in one convenient place. If you’re ordering this bundle as a new Young Living member, in the month of June you’re getting a gift from me! Your gift is a DIY recipe book that I absolutely love called Oil + Glass. It’s specific to all Young Living products (so you’re using the best of the best for your family) with various categories like Home & Gardening, Body Woes, Pregnancy and so much more!

Click here to grab my Summer Must Haves!

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This is a blend of soothing essential oils like Idaho Balsam Fir, Tea Tree, Helichrysum and more, that helps promote healthy-looking skin for your child. It is super handy to have on hand for cuts, bumps, bruises. You can get it in the 5ml bottle or as a part of the roller collection in the Canadian market, I love the roller for quick, on-the-go application.

Ever since we had a scare with Joel’s staph infection, I take every cut and scrap a little more seriously now, and we’re going through a lot more KidCare to help reduce the chance of an infection forming. My kids live outside in the summer and naturally, they get hurt! The oils that are in here are designed to help improve wound healing time (which closes the injury, reducing the duration of the chance of a bacterial infection) while also sterilizing the site it’s applied to. I don’t leave home without this oil now and it’s always on hand.


There are so many reasons I use charcoal bar soap, especially in the summer as I’m using more sunscreen and sweating more!

+ Antibacterial and Anti-fungal

Activated charcoal has been proven to be a major player in removing bacteria from the skin. It’s highly effective against Escherichia coli (aka E. Coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), this ingredient also inhibits bacteria and fungus in skin and clogged pores from growing, therefore helping speed up the healing process from acne and skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis.

+ Deep Pore Cleansing

As the sun comes out more and more, we’re loading up on sunscreens but we want to make sure we’re effectively removing that sunscreen at night time! This bar has amazing ingredients that provides deep pore cleaning due to its major adsorbing properties. No, there is no typo here. Adsorbing by definition means the adhesion in an extremely thin layer of molecules (as of gases, solutes, or liquids) to the surfaces of solid bodies or liquids with which they are in contact, or in short, acts as a glue or magnet to extremely small substances and bringing them to the surface. This is why activated charcoal is so doted over by people with oily and clogged skin. By sticking itself to impurities and bringing them to the surface, detoxifying dirty skin is a breeze.

+ Oil-Balancing

Because of it's adsorbant properties leaving skin clog-free, your pores focus less on producing oils for ridding impurities from pores. With continued use of activated charcoal, over time pores appear and become smaller therefore major oil production is no longer needed. Who wants to work overtime anyway? Definitely not your pores.

+ Gentle Exfoliation

Exfoliation plays a crucial part of a healthy skin regimen because it helps get rid of the dull dead layers of skin so that new and healthier skin underneath can shine it's brightest.

Use this as a facial bar and/or as a full body bar!


I NEED this as part of my almost daily skincare routine in the summer when my face is seeing more sunscreen and more sweat. Otherwise, my skin can break out and simply looks less healthy and radiant.

The Charcoal Mask uses Tahitian volcanic black sand to gently exfoliate for softer, glowing skin, while activated charcoal absorbs impurities to detox skin, purify pores, reduce the appearance of blemishes, and restore the appearance of an even skin tone.

Made with salicylic acid, a blend of fruit-derived alpha-hydroxyacids (AHAs), and Peppermint premium essential oil, this mask supports the appearance of softer, brighter, and clearer skin and has a tingling action you can feel which I love after a hot summer day.

Key Ingredients...

+ Activated charcoal: Sourced from China and South Africa, our activated charcoal absorbs impurities, naturally purifies and detoxes skin, and has powerful adsorptive properties, thanks to its very fine particle size.

+ White kaolin clay: Ethically sourced from the United States, our white kaolin clay absorbs excess oil and impurities without stripping the skin of necessary moisture, leaving it matte, soft, and radiant.

+ Gray kaolin clay: Ethically sourced from Spain, this clay has a rich sulfur content, which helps to control skin imperfections.

+ Volcanic black sand: Sourced from Tahiti, this sand is formed from the erosion of basalt volcanic rock. It gently exfoliates the skin, leaving it feeling soft, radiant, and glowing.

+ Fruit-derived AHAs:This gentle, natural blend of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) from bilberry, orange, lemon, sugarcane, grapes, and sugar maple provides five different targeted acids that safely and gently exfoliate by causing the skin to release dead skin cells for a softer, smoother, more radiant complexion.

+ Peppermint premium essential oil†: Peppermint essential oil contains menthol, which soothes and cools.

+ Orange Blossom essential oil blend: Lavender,Patchouli, Lemon, and Rosemary premium essential oils give an invigorating, pleasant citrus aroma

+ Made with activated charcoal and a blend of ethically sourced kaolin clays to lift dirt and oil, purify pores, detox skin, and help restore the appearance of an even skin tone


Our whole family drinks this all year round but, in the summer, we’re using it as a fun and healthy way to keep the kids hydrated. Full of antioxidants (hello, cancer, not today!) we love making it into fun, refreshing smoothies, popsicles and freezies for them to enjoy in the sun.

Ningxia Red is one of Young Living’s top selling products. It speaks for itself when you start drinking it, you feel the difference. It’s one of those products everyone needs to commit to for at least a month Everyone’s favourite berry, the wolfberry is a fan fave (for good reason) and the magic in Ningxia Red. But do you really know everything this miracle berry does? Probably not and to write an entire post rattling off all the benefits of wolfberry would take you hours to read.

Here are a few things you may not realize about wolfberry:

+ Wolfberry vs. Skin Cancer

Every year more than a million new cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancers surface every year.

The Ningxia wolfberry is rich in oxygenated carotenoids that can protect against basal and squamous skin cancers and reduce the risk of melanoma. This acts like a sunblock to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB radiation from the sun.

Fast fact: a study by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, found that people eating diets rich in carotenoids were at much lower risk (33% less) of contracting malignant melanoma skin caner. Malignant melanoma is one of the most deadly and untreatable types of cancers and its incidence has been rapidly increasing within the US.

+ Wolfberry and Liver Detoxification

It’s not surprising that as a powerful antioxidant the wolfberry has significant liver-protecting properties. In Asian tradition, the Ningxia wolfberry has been highly regarded for its hepatoprotective strengths and has been included in a number of popular medicines.

But in addition to its antioxidant action, scientists have discovered that the wolfberry contains a host of newly discovered unique phytochemical that provide protection to the liver and vastly amplify its detoxification powers.

Ready to experience my Summer Must Haves? Grab my bundle here for a fun, healthy and safe summer season!



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