Living Well with Young Living Conference in Kentucky!


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Want some CHRISTMAS SPIRIT? Here’s my SPECIAL PROMO for everyone who signs up for Essential Rewards (placing their 1st ER order) in November or December! In the spirit of Christmas giving, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a brand-new 5ml bottle of Christmas Spirit. Sign-up in November or December to enter! This popular blend can be hard to come by and quantities are limited for purchase, but just for joining ER you can win this ‘bottle o’ Christmas’ for yourself! The aroma is A-MAZ-ING!! In your Virtual Office, click the link for Essential Rewards. Questions? Message me and/or watch this video for further info on the program:


ONE of the awesome things about being part of a team is this:  YOU get lots of benefits!!! The Christmas Spirit drawing above was MY offer to you – but when you sign up for ER, you ALSO qualify for THESE special offers from my incredible upline & team!!!



AND – Anyone that places their first ER order in from now until the end of the month will get this from my upline! “Keep your favorite essential oils handy wherever you go! This ultra-convenient keychain case holds up to eight ⅝ dram or ¼ dram oil vials. The stylish padded case protects the vials, while the sturdy elastic straps keep them securely in place. Perfect for travel, impromptu presentations, and everyday use!” Learn more about it:

As always, when you purchase the PREMIUM KIT, you will receive a great reference guide as a thank you gift from me!

Essential Rewards is a great way to qualify for awesome give-aways like offered above -AND save you money!!!


Wanna learn more about essential oils?

Did you know that Young Living has a youtube channel?

Plus, there is a load of awesome information available at

And, I am hosting Live Facebook classes often. These classes provide a brief overview of the many benefits & uses of essential oils. Message me if you’d like an invitation!



Woohooo! Here are some awesome specials available this month! Pick 1, 2, 3, or all 4!

1) If you would like to purchase Young Living Essential Oils at WHOLESALE prices, now is a great time to do that! I have a $20 VOUCHER to give away! Available to anyone in my downline! First one to claim it & complete enrollment will save $20 off the Premium Starter Kit! PLUS, you’ll receive a 485 page Essential Oil Reference Guide as a thank you gift from me!

2) This Essential Oil Carrying Case is a convenient way to transport up to 30 of your favorite Young Living Essential Oils. Made of durable cloth with a zipper close and a handle, available from at wholesale price $37.50, this case will be my THANK YOU GIFT to my team members who sign up with ESSENTIAL REWARDS in OCTOBER & stay on the program at least 6 months! So, not only will you save on shipping & earn free oils, you get this handy carrying case as a bonus! P.S. This offer applies to my entire downline & their new ER members, too!






Confession time…..

OK. I have a confession to make. I was a skeptic when I ordered my first oils. I didn’t tell anyone about them for a very long time because I didn’t want them to think I was weird. My first order, I payed full retail price for because I did not want to “sign up” for anything. I had been duped into too many multilevel marketing schemes & products in the past. I was busy enough with homeschooling my 7 children & I did not want ‘one more thing’ to consume another minute of my time. Then it happened. I used the oils. I fell in love with the oils. I experienced life-changing results with the oils! I got curious about what other things I could use the oils for, & I placed another order – – this time at wholesale price. By this time, I thought, ‘why would I pay retail when I could pay wholesale? Who doesn’t like saving money?’ But I was still skeptical. I figured someone would bug me about selling or meeting a quota or something. But you know what? No one did. Not once. I happily ordered as a wholesale member for almost 3 years & no one ever pressured me to do more. I was shocked! What kind of company was this, anyway? Answer:  AWESOME! I continued using the oils for a variety of things & grew to love them & the results more & more until I couldn’t help but share my excitement with others. I have never been so impressed with a product of any kind EVER! This was such a blessing! I did not like the idea of going without these incredible oils which had my full & complete confidence after using & researching them for years. The attention the company gives to quality is incredible, the results are amazing, the team is unlike any other; but the NO PRESSURE attitude really stunned me.  My enthusiasm grew. I never intended to build a business. Then, I received this message from a facebook friend: “Do you sell or know anyone who sells Young Living? I’m trying to see if anyone has a $20 coupon to use towards purchase of a starter kit. I’m hearing some great reviews of some of the EOs….” I responded: “Yes, I am a Distributor & I think I might have a $20 voucher you can have. I’ll check…” Truth is, I had received a voucher as a promo item a few weeks earlier, but never thought much about it. I had to look for it when she asked because I had tossed it aside without giving it much thought. I found & she signed up…. Then, BAM! A commission check arrived in the mail! Wait, what? My attention was piqued. Maybe I should look into the business side of YL. I thought “If I earned money with almost no effort, I wonder what is possible if I try?” Answer: My second commission check more than quadrupled my first! WOW! Yeah, but how much trying was I really doing? Besides sharing my experiences occasionally with family & friends in person & online, I held 2 basic classes that month – my upline even provided the script. Seriously. That’s it. My effort added almost $300 to my family’s income that month. Not a bad start, in my opinion! Here’s the thing….I didn’t start out to build a business, but I think God has opened a door here for my family that would be silly for me to ignore. It actually fits very well into our homeschool lifestyle, I don’t have to take up orders, deliver products, or handle inventory. It adds income to our budget, helps me pay for the oils I use, and one of my favorite parts – it allows me to help others! I love helping people! I love sharing what has helped me! My enthusiasm has occasionally been mistaken for salesmanship, but I am no salesman, I assure you. I AM however, a mom very EXCITED to share something WONDERFUL that has benefited MY family in multiple ways. It’s hard to keep a good thing a secret. I don’t try to “sell” stuff to my friends & family, but I DO try to share coupons, special offers, great ideas, and tips with those I love 🙂 (That being said – I DO have some awesome specials happening this month because like I said – “Who doesn’t like saving money?'” So, message me to claim your $20 voucher or free products!) My first commission check was a complete surprise, much like the video “accidental paycheck” done by my friend Stacy. After I received it, I thought I’d set a goal & see if I could earn enough to pay for the oils I am using. That would be like getting them for free, right? What if I took it a step further – that would be like getting paid to use them, right? How cool is that? Then I saw a video about a widowed Christian homeschool mom. That got my attention. Here’s her short testimony Here’s the actual video I saw. After her husband’s sudden death, she was nearly $200,000 in debt and working two jobs to barely put food on the table. Two years later, God used Young Living to drastically change her life.  Whoa. My wheels started turning. How would I provide for my family if my husband couldn’t?  Then I found this:  These were the things that REALLY got my attention: 1) the surprise commission check 2) the video of the widowed homeschool mom 3) the income disclosure statement. Definitely food for thought. Now, I’m looking for someone who would like to try building this business with me. If you’d like more info, please message me & I’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have.10665737_10204059926610595_8511715154789747302_n-2 So, yeah, I confess I AM business building now – but not by “selling something, taking orders, or making quotas” but by sincerely sharing something that is truly incredible, by using a product that has completely & drastically changed our family for the better! I would LOVE to tell you exactly how life changing these oils have been to my family & hope you’ll attend one of my classes to see why I’m so excited. No pressure, I promise! 🙂 Blessings! Real Neat Mom retrowoman3

Think you can’t afford Essential Oils? Think again….


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Everyday Oils – A price breakdown

Have you been introduced to the amazing benefits of Young Living Essential Oils, but think “It sounds great, but I can’t afford them”? You are not alone! However, you may be surprised to discover that purchasing essential oils may actually save you money. You are probably aware of the health value of Essential Oils, but perhaps you haven’t considered how many common products you can replace in your home with essential oils. Then you can see the financial value as well!

Note:  This list originally was a price comparison, between Young Living member prices & prices from & However, due to new FDA restrictions, I’ve had to remove pharmaceutical names. Please feel free to look up prices & compare them yourself or message me for more information.

Here are some important points to consider: A 15 ml bottle of YL essential oil contains 250 + drops, typically only 1-4 drops are used per application. Not only will a YL essential oil bottle last longer & have no side effects, but it has more uses & benefits! For instance, I can use Lemon essential oil for cleaning / sanitizing / polishing, air freshener, produce wash, immune system boost, & water purification. It can be used to soothe corns, calluses, or bunions, improve circulation, eliminate waste from cells, & to enhance the flavors of foods. It is refreshing in water, beneficial for the skin, is a  powerful antioxidant, supports the nervous system, is revitalizing & uplifting! Plus, this one bottle is great for the whole family not just specific ages like many other products. It will not expire if stored properly because Young Living has pure essential oils with no additives or extenders which can go rancid. Young Living is the ONLY brand I trust for my family. They have over 400 all natural, organic, 100% pure Therapeutic Grade oils, supplements, & personal care products – – absolutely the HIGHEST QUALITY oils available anywhere.

Young Living member prices listed below.

1. Lavender Essential Oil – $23.50 ($0.09 per drop)

2. Thieves Essential Oil – $33.75 ($0.13 per drop)

3. Peppermint Essential Oil – $21.50 ($0.08 per drop)

4. Valor Essential Oil – $21.75 ($0.08 per drop)

5. Lemon Essential Oil- $11.25 ($0.04 per drop)

6. Purification Essential Oil – $18.75 ($0.07 per drop)

7. Peace & Calming Essential Oil $32.74 ($0.13 per drop)

8. Joy Essential Oil $39.75 (0.15 per drop)

9. Ningxia Red – $79.75 / 30 ct ($2.65 ea)
5 hr energy – $41.93 / 12 pk ($3.49 ea)
NOS high performance energy drink $20 / 6 ct ($3.33 ea)
Starbucks frappuccino – $10.42 / 4 pk ($2.60 ea)

More Young Living Oils under $20
10. Cedarwood – $11.25
11. Lime – $11
12. Grapefruit – $16.75
13. Orange – $10.75
14. Tangerine – $16.
15. Citrus Fresh – $15.25
16. Black Pepper – $18.75
17. Citronella – $17.75
18. Clove – $15.25
19. Cypress – $19.25
20. Dill – $15.75
21. Eucalyptus Blue $15
22. Eucalyptus Globulus $14.50
23. Eucalyptus Radiata $18.50
24. Fennel – $17.25
25. Ginger – $13.25
26. Goldenrod $14.50
27. Lemongrass $11.25
28. Melaleuca Cajeputi $18.50
29. Nutmeg $13.
30. Palmarosa $19.75
31. Pine $15
32. Rosemary $14.75
33. Spearmint $10.75
34. Wintergreen $17.75
35. Christmas Spirit $20
36. Grounding $16.75
37. Melrose $17.75

Let’s talk about medical bills, office visit co-pays, & insurance premiums for a moment. As a mom of 7 children, cold & flu season has been very costly to our family. I’m the mom that carries hand sanitizer with her everywhere & is a typical ‘germ-a-phobe’. In the words of Ernest T. Bass, I’ve even threatened to “hermitize myself” through the winter months. LOL! I hate it when my kids get sick. I really hate it. They’re pitiful, it breaks my heart when they feel bad, it’s very stressful when the sickness spreads from child to child as it inevitably will, & it can be quite dangerous. On top of watching my babies suffer, each year we would spend THOUSANDS on medical bills during cold & flu season. As a mom, I feel it’s my responsibility to do everything within my power to keep my family safe & healthy. So, I decided to take action. My plan was to invest in essential oils, use them to boost our immune system, & avoid sickness if possible. So far, our number of sick days per year has dramatically decreased, praise the Lord! My family not only has benefited from filling our ‘medicine’ cabinet with fast, effective, natural, safe alternatives, but it is helping my family financially, too. Being a good steward with our health as well as with our finances is part of my job as a wife & mother. As a YL member I automatically save 24%, plus, being an essential rewards member saves an additional 10-20% with reduced shipping and other bonuses.

Still think it sounds great, but can’t afford them? Really, you can’t afford not to!


Real Neat Mom


Why my family likes using Essential Oils



There are oh so many reasons we LOVE using essential oils, but here is a brief list for starters. Young Living Essential Oils:

  1. are great to have on hand in emergencies,
  2. do not expire,
  3. are super concentrated – a little bit goes a long way,
  4. have a huge variety of uses,
  5. are all natural,
  6. contain no additives,
  7. are safe,
  8. work as a compact first aid kit — throw in purse & go,
  9. have no side effects,
  10. are simple, efficient & effective,
  11. were created by God,
  12. have been used throughout history,
  13. provide instant relief,
  14. smell terrific,
  15. but mainly, we like using YLEO because THEY WORK!

EOs are super highly concentrated substances that have been used for thousands of years for their health, cosmetic, & emotionally uplifting properties. Young Living carefully extracts the oil through steam distillation & cold pressing, making them more potent — up to 100 times more — than the natural herbs and plants that they are distilled from which delivers quick and effective results. It requires a huge amount of plants to produce a small amount of essential oil. For example, it takes 3000 lemon rinds to produce 1kg of lemon essential oil & 16 lbs of peppermint leaves to make 1 ounce of peppermint oil. But, because it’s so concentrated, only a drop or two per use are needed. Pure therapeutic grade essential oils can be diffused, inhaled, applied topically, incorporated into massage, or taken internally. We think essential oils are really neat 🙂 Sincerely, Real Neat Mom


About Real Neat Mom

Welcome! I am so glad you stopped by! I am excited (and nervous) to begin my blogging journey! It’s been a long time; I hope I’m not too rusty for the blogosphere 🙂 I’ve always enjoyed writing & there are several topics I am passionate about that will likely show up on my blog from time to time – I think this will be a great place to share various tips & ideas.

What are some of my passions? Well, I’m a Christian, a wife to my wonderful husband of 21 years, a stay-at-home, homeschool mom of 7 blessings, an adoption advocate, and more! Above all, I strive to live my life to the glory of God. I am a work in progress 🙂 I am also very excited to share my family’s experience with Young Living Essential Oils!

I hesitantly began using them about 2 1/2 years ago (yeah, I was a skeptic – Lol!) But now my confidence is so strong & so sure of the benefits of these oils that I want to share what I’ve learned in hopes of helping others, too! My family of 9 uses them daily. We have replaced items in our medicine cabinet, household cleaners, & skin care products with Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. I invite you to join me as I learn more about this amazing gift God gave us in His creation.

Some of the information I share will be personal testimony; some may be borrowed wisdom from my YL mentors such as Stacy, Lori, & Kim (thanks for your support, ladies!). Please note, I am sharing this as a mom who uses essential oils in her own family & who has experienced the benefits first hand. Any information provided on Real Neat Mom’s blog is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself & address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

It’s easy to get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family; I’ll be glad to help you learn how. Purchases can be made at using my member # 1277060.

You will have 2 choices when you order:

Purchase as a retail customer –

  • Order at your leisure and have it shipped directly to your door.
  • Signing up is free and there is no obligation.

Purchase as a wholesale customer / independent distributor

  • Save 24% on retail prices
  • The minimum 1 time cost to sign up as a distributor is $40. The kit comes with a 5ml Stress Away, small samples of 5 of the Everyday Oils, along with samples of NingXia Red! A great value!
  • The only requirement is that you place a $50 order a year to remain an active wholesale customer.
  • Earn free product, be included in special promotions, and qualify for referral bonuses and commissions.
  • PLUS, if you choose to become a distributor using my reference number, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils!

It’s super easy! There is NO obligation to sell. Ever! Seriously, there’s absolutely NO pressure – just one of the many, many reasons I love Young Living Essential Oils 🙂

P.S. You may be wondering about the name Real Neat Mom. According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, the adjective NEAT can have several meanings:

  • pleasingly clean and orderly – (I try to be a neat mom.)
  • undiluted or free from irregularity (Neat is my favorite way to apply essential oils.)
  • marked by tasteful simplicity (I hope to have a neat blog with posts that are simple & brief.)
  • precise, systematic, marked by skill or ingenuity; cleverly effective in character or execution: i.e. a neat idea; a neat solution. (I think the different uses of essential oils are neat.)
  • fine, admirable. Slang. great; wonderful; (When I share ideas & solutions with my children, I often hear “That’s real neat, Mom!” 🙂

I hope you’ll come back often!