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Lower your Stress with Stress Away!

With naturally delicious scents like Lime, Vanilla, Lavender, and more, it’s no surprise Stress Away™ essential oil blend is one of Young Living’s most popular products! When you catch the citrus-sweet scent, you can’t help but stop, take a deep breath, and relax—even with the unfolded laundry, to-do list, and rambunctious children who surround you.

See how you can add even more Stress Away goodness to your daily life with our tips that will make this blend one of your most-used essential oils!

Aria Ultra Sonic Diffuser Young LivingStress Away essential oil with VanillaDiffuse away stress

Diffuse Stress Away when you get home from a long day and take a moment to unwind, relax, or meditate. Having a relaxing moment to yourself can help you refocus your thoughts and remember to invest in the things you can control instead of the things you can’t control.


Care for your beard

Add Stress Away to your beard oil and smell like you just got back from an adventure in an exotic locale. The woodsy, citrusy scent of Stress Away makes it a great neutral aroma that helps you stay fresh. Add a few drops to coconut oil to give your beard a shiny, smooth appearance!



Lime Essential Oil - Young LiivngGet inspired

The bright scent of Lime in Stress Away gives this blend an uplifting aroma that can inspire you while you craft, work, or plan. Help clear a path for greater creativity and diffuse Stress Away at your work desk, in your crafting closet, or in the kitchen!



Unwind with spa time

Add Stress Away to your steamy bath water or to an indulgent foot soak. It’s just the thing to help you calm down and soak up some relaxation after a long day of work or travel! Need more pampering? Pick up a pack of Stress Away Relaxing Bath Bombs for a fun, fizzy experience and a relaxing aroma.


Cedarwood Essential Oil

Love your locks

The Cedarwood in Stress Away gives this blend a grounding, warm aroma that you’ll want to carry with you everywhere. Massage Stress Away into your scalp and hair, and you’ll enjoy the scent wafting around you throughout the day.


Create a sweet scent

Stress Away is unique because it’s the only Young Living essential oil blend that includes Vanilla. The extra sweetness of Vanilla makes this essential oil great for adding a sugary, sweet aroma to blends that smell like you just pulled a sweet treat out of the oven. Check out our Dessert diffuser blends post to get inspired for your own creations!


Take a getaway on the go

Not only does Stress Away come in our traditional essential oil bottles, it also comes in a convenient roller ball package, which means you can take the exotic scents of Lime, Vanilla, and Lavender anywhere! Keep this classic in your purse, bag, car, or desk and apply it to the nape of your neck and your temples when you’re overwhelmed by your to-do list.


Message me or email me for more information on how you can get your own Stress Away!


I get asked this question almost daily, so I thought I would just answer it here. The facts may surprise you!!


Why should you give Plexus any thought when there are a billion other supplements on the market that promise to get you healthy? Why should Plexus do something different, something that other products don't?


Here's what sets us apart:

✔ NO artficial ingredients. No artificial sweetners, chemicals, or dyes. Our products are plant based and Non-GMO. (Do you have any idea how terrible Sucralose and other artificial ingredients are for your body?) 


✔ We don't put a band-aid on things. We get to the root issue. You're tired for a reason. Pumping you with stimulants is not going to fix that long term.


✔ The non-jittery energy that comes from our products is your body naturally regulating itself and correcting system imbalances and lasts ALL DAY. (This is how we're supposed to feel on a daily basis. Your body doesn't want more energy drinks. It wants balance).


✔ Our products are about SO much more than weight loss! (What other products do you know of that can also help with anxious feelings, hormonal imbalances, pain, headaches, blood sugar issues, a myriad of digestive issues, skin issues and more?)




✔ We are backed by Morgan Stanley. The investment company who also backs Google and Facebook.


✔ Plexus Worldwide is DEBT FREE.


✔ We only have a 1% return rate on our products and that's with our 60 day money back guarantee for customers. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say no other company that claims to have your best health at heart can claim the same list. We're the real deal and we have the facts to prove it.

It truly is different from anything else out there and I've tried a lot.👈🏼

Healthy Matters!


A daily multivitamin is a simple and super impactful way to support your healthy lifestyle. But, it can’t be just any multivitamin. With hundreds of nutritional supplements lining the shelves, it’s important to know what to look for. Otherwise, you could wind up with a product that offers little or no benefits.


Throughout the last several years, the nutritional supplement industry has been one of the fastest growing industries in the world—with total revenue expected to reach a whopping $60 billion by 2021.

Growth like this comes with its own set of pros and cons. On one hand, it’s good for technology and industry advances. On the other, it can lead to “bad apples”—products that don’t actually contain the ingredients they claim to on the label, products that include questionable ingredients, or products that don’t deliver on the claims they make.

All this makes finding a trustworthy multi challenging for you, the consumer. How can you tell if your multivitamin will really do what it says? And what’s really hiding in the ingredients list?


The process of researching and comparing products is no easy task. That’s why we like to put everything about our products out in the open. When you make Plexus XFactor Plus your daily multivitamin, you know exactly what you’re getting.


To help you understand what sets XFactor Plus apart from other multivitamins, we first need to throw out a few science-y terms: “bioavailable” and “bioactive.

If you’ve used our products before, then you’ve probably heard us talk about the bioavailable forms of our products’ ingredients. This is a big deal, because this term means our formulations include better forms of nutrients and minerals that can be more easily absorbed by the body–which in turn, gives you the most benefits.

Folate, a member of the B-Vitamin family, is the perfect example. Somewhere between 10 and 40 percent of adults have a genetic mutation that makes it harder for them to convert Folate into its active form, Methylfolate?2,3 It’s a common problem, but still many multivitamins don’t address this the way XFactor Plus does. By using L-Methylfolate, XFactor Plus gives you the form of Folate your body doesn’t have to convert and can utilize right away.

That’s just one example. XFactor Plus is complete with 100 percent or more of the Daily Value of 19 essential vitamins and minerals. Its unique formulation also includes over 50 naturally-occurring trace minerals.


  • Vitamin A (as Beta Carotene and Retinyl Palmitate)
  • Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid and Ascorbyl Palmitate)
  • Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)
  • Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol)
  • Vitamin K (as Phytonadione [K1] and Menaquinone-7 [K2])
  • Thiamine (as Thiamine Mononitrate)
  • Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5-Phosphate Sodium)
  • Niacin (as Niacinamide)
  • Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride and Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate)
  • Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)
  • Biotin (as D-Biotin)
  • Calcium (as Calcium Citrate)
  • Magnesium (as Magnesium Hydroxide)
  • Zinc (as Zinc Citrate)
  • Selenium (as I-Selenomethionine)
  • Copper (as Copper Citrate)
  • Manganese (as Manganese Citrate)
  • Chromium (as Chromium Polynicotinate)
  • Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Glycinate)

Pro tip: XFactor Plus is specially formulated for adults ages 18 and up, but don’t forget about those little ones! XFactor Kids™ is a tasty 2-in-1 multivitamin and probiotic in one that makes it easy to create healthy habits with the kiddos!

Another benefit of XFactor Plus is its proprietary blend of Polyphenols. In a time when gut health has never been more important, XFactor Plus contains our Microbiome Activating Complex–a powerful prebiotic blend that promotes and protects your gut microbiome.*


What’s not in your multivitamin matters just as much as what’s is. XFactor Plus is gluten free, non-GMO, and 100 percent vegetarian. It’s also free of artificial colors, flavors, added preservatives, and even common allergens like milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy.


When you’re trying to build healthy habits, you rely on your multivitamin to fill in nutritional gaps. XFactor Plus offers complete, easy-to-absorb essential nutrients to keep you feeling really, really good!*

Here are a handful of ways XFactor Plus can benefit you:

  • Supports healthy immune function*
  • Supports healthy bones and muscle function*
  • Helps support healthy blood pressure levels already in the normal range*
  • Protects against free radical damage*
  • Boosts energy levels and metabolism*
  • Promotes mental clarity and concentration*
  • Improves mood*                                    

Now that you know what sets XFactor Plus apart from the rest, it’s time to ask: What’s in your multivitamin? Take the XFactor Plus challenge and see how your multi stacks up!







◊The results of an in vitro human gut simulator study suggest that the polyphenol blend in XFactor Plus may have several beneficial effects. Further research, including research conducted in humans, is needed to confirm these preliminary findings.


A Healthy Gut and a Happy Metabolism with Plexus Slim


What’s better than falling in love with a health product tailor-made just for you? Finding one that loves you back!

That’s why so many people have a strong affection for Plexus Slim®. It’s a delicious, low-calorie supplement, packed with the essentials to encourage a healthy gut and metabolism. And…that’s simply the beginning!*


There’s a reason why a Google search for “How important is having a healthy gut?” yields 978,000 results. The term “healthy gut,” is no mere buzz term. The reason the subject is so popular is the increasing awareness of the importance of balance in the gastrointestinal system. Harmony in the gut can lead to better immune health and overall health.

We conducted a recent highly advanced, in vitro study to further investigate Slim’s ability to mimic the human gastrointestinal system. The discovery—that Slim’s powerful microbiome activating formula produced incredible results!

Slim supports healthy gut function by showing love to your gut microbes.◊*

Many gut microbes (despite the perhaps less-loveable name), work to promote positive gut health.  Bacteria can often receive a “bad wrap,” but good microbiota bacteria inside our gut is vital in processes such as digestion, producing essential vitamins, and regulating the immune system.

Over time, dietary and environmental influences and alterations have caused gut microbiota to become (not surprisingly) unbalanced. To remedy these shifts, our bodies benefit from the love of microbiome activating supplements, like Slim, that help to restore balance to the gut.*


There are several aspects of Slim that help support healthy gut balance, including the powerful microbiome activating formula that was shown to increase Lactobacillus by 365 times and Bifidobacterium by 290 times. These microbes that contribute to your overall health work in tandem with Slim’s clinically studied XOSprebiotic.◊*

The results are beneficial indeed, but Slim offers even more TLC when it comes to encouraging positive immune and digestive health.


In addition to providing support for optimal gut health, Slim also contains a microbiome activating formula that can have a positive effect on metabolism. In the in vitro study, it was shown to increase Butyrate by up to 58 percent and Propionate by up to 29 percent. Both are short-chain fatty acids that help to regulate your metabolism.◊*

In addition, chlorogenic acid (from Slim’s green coffee bean extract) can support healthy glucose metabolism.*


In addition to the numerous health benefits of Slim, the mere 5 calories per serving, combined with no artificial colors or flavors is sure to capture your affection. And, who can argue with the delicious raspberry-lemon-watermelon taste?

Finally! A health product that returns your fondness by showing you love in 30-single serve packets ready to help you on your journey to health and happiness.

♢ The results of an in vitro human gut simulator study suggest that Slim’s formula may have several beneficial effects. Further research, including research conducted in humans, is needed to confirm these preliminary findings.




Clean Eating Recipe- Spaghetti Squash Turkey Taco Boats

We've been eating and living very clean over here at our house.  No gluten, no sugar, no dairy, no red meat, no caffeine, no alcohol, no fruit, no toxins. This recipe tastes like you're cheating but you're not!  I got three thumbs up!  Give it a try!  I bet even your picky eaters will like it!  We subbed red bell peppers for green, used almond cheese and added a little chopped olive to ours too.




How to have a truly healthy kitchen


What does your fridge look like? How about your pantry? Let’s get real. Is it full of healthy foods or food that you wouldn’t want to admit you’ve been eating? Or maybe you’re like me and your fridge is nearly empty! It’s time to go shopping.

Transitioning to a real food diet can be hard. If it were easy, there would be fewer health problems and a significantly lower rate of obesity in America

Step 1: Clean Out Your Pantry - Get rid of junky junk-foods. (Yes that means the pop tarts, cereals with more than 5g of sugar and cookies.)
Step 2: Clean Out Your Fridge - Toss out of date and junky-junk foods. (Yes, this means the yoplait yogurt, the velveeta cheese slices and the lunch meat with preservatives)
Step 3: Clean Out Your Freezer - Toss stuff you can’t recognize, stuff with a
paragraph of ingredients, and all the junky-junk. (popsicles with food coloring are the top offender)
Step 4: Clean out your spice rack - Get rid of spice blends that contain monosodium
glutamate (MSG), food colorings, sugar, and anything with the words hydrogenated.
Step 5: Print out the Dirty Dozen Shopping List
Step 6: Brush up your label reading skills
Step 7: Prepare your strategy: Think about healthy meals look like and what you feel
comfortable preparing. Try not to dream plan, be realistic!
Step 8: Prepare a menu plan and grocery list or have someone else do that work
(make sure to plan for your spices)
Step 9: Go Shopping! Avoid the middle aisles, at least skip the cookie, candy, chips, ice
cream, and canned soups aisles.
Congratulations! You’ve made it through the first nine steps!

Download the Dirty Dozen Shopping List here!

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(adapted from from thatorganicmom.com)


Enjoying Guilt Free Holiday Meals



Holidays are all about celebrating good times with family and friends. And, of course—enjoying the delicious, rich, decadent holiday foods—who doesn’t love a good chocolate mousse? With co-workers bringing treats to the office, neighbors dropping off plates of goodies, and sugary treats on display everywhere you shop—there’s no doubt, staying away can be a bit of a toughie. Believe it or not—by following a few simple tips, you can revel in all your favorite foods—without worrying about your waistline!

Going shopping? Eat before you go! You’ll less likely get hungry during your store-to-store shopping. Even if you’re planning on it being a quick trip—make sure to bring along a healthy snack like an energy bar, dried fruit or nuts to hold you over.

Don’t skip breakfast. There’s a reason why it’s the most important meal of the day! Try having a protein-packed gluten-free bowl or your overnight oats! In a hurry? Blend up your favorite Plexus 96® shake before scurrying out the door.

Downsize your plate. The average holiday dinner packs a whopping 3,000 calories.1 Whether you’re at home or at a fete, opt for the smallest plate. A small plate tricks your brain and makes your portion size seem larger. So, aim small—you can always go back for seconds.

Eat the healthiest foods first. Instead of heading straight for the Jell-O casserole or the oh-so buttery garlic bread—grab a bowl of soup, or load your plate with a serving or two of vegetables and salad! Vegetables are high in fiber, low in calories, and help you feel full—making it a win/win for weight maintenance.

Keep tabs on your alcohol consumption. The average alcoholic beverage contains 125 calories and up, depending on the mixer. Try skipping the high-sugar juice mixers all together and consider alternating your alcoholic beverage with sparkling or seltzer water instead.

Share the wealth. When friends pop in with plates full of sugar cookies, keep as many as your family can eat in one day and re-gift the rest to neighbors or colleagues.

Healthy Holiday Fare. at Home Generations of family holiday recipes are the best. It’s easy to keep family food traditions alive by serving healthier versions of your beloved standbys. Here are some ways to help your family stay healthy while still enjoying your favorite festive foods.

Go a little nutty. Nuts are known to be the healthiest kind of calories, especially for children. They’re packed with fiber, and healthy fats to help keep your appetite in check. Keep a bowl of pistachios, chestnuts and walnuts out to snack on—they’re perfect when watching your favorite holiday movie.

Embrace the fruit and veggie platter. Keep snack cravings to a minimum by keeping fresh fruits and vegetables on hand. Serve carrot, and celery sticks with hummus instead of calorie-rich dips.

Start with soup. Try creamy pumpkin soup made with cashew milk, coconut cream, vegetable broth, and unsweetened pumpkin puree spiced with nutmeg, and cloves. Don’t forget to ditch the heavy cream!

Go for greens. A roasted chickpea and kale salad packs a punch. Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber and kale is nutrient-dense. Toss chickpeas roasted with olive oil, paprika and cayenne with kale and top with a tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil dressing. And, wah-lah a beautiful, colorful plate awaits.

Let sweet potatoes shine. Roast the sweet potatoes—drizzle with olive oil, maple syrup, and coconut cream. Top with corn flakes instead of onions for a gluten-free treat high in fiber and vitamin A.

Dress up the dressing. You can eliminate a lot of calories by simply cutting down on the amount of bread in your stuffing. Add veggies like garlic, onions, celery or leeks, and fruit such as apples or cranberries. Punch it up with pecans or hazelnuts. For gluten-free dressing, substitute gluten-free corn bread instead of bread croutons.

Heart-healthy sides. Roast a variety of vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, onions, diced pumpkin, beets and carrots—then toss with balsamic vinegar, toasted walnuts, and kalamata olives.

Green bean casserole makeover. And when we say makeover, we mean makeover. For a super yummy, gluten-free low-calorie dish—cook the green beans with sautéed mushrooms, garlic, and onions in vegetable broth and white wine. Then, add coconut cream, thicken with chickpea flour, top with corn flakes for a bit of a crunch then bake!

Swap the mashed potatoes. Instead, try steaming cauliflower florets and mash with vegetable broth, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, and olive oil. Top with fresh sage, thyme and chives.

Lo-cal nog. Did you know, Eggnog has about 11 grams of saturated fat and about 343 calories per cup? For a healthier version, blend 2 cups of soymilk with 3 ripe bananas, ¼ teaspoon rum extract, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, then top with a sprinkle of nutmeg. And wah-lah! Your scrumptious holiday beverage awaits! For a real kick, add a splash of dark rum. Keep in mind—when celebrating the holidays, and enjoying the festivities—don’t forget to keep up with your exercise regimen! By keeping your activity level up and incorporating healthy foods into your holiday menu—you’ll be able to indulge in your favorite foods without fear of wreaking havoc on your health.

10 tips to control your holiday stress


The holiday season has officially arrived! And with it, endless opportunities to make memories with the people we love. If you’re ready for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are ten quick tips to keep you stress free when planning your oh-so eventful holiday.

Be honest

One of the most effective ways to manage stress is to be honest with yourself and others. Speak up about the kind of time you have, the budget you can spend, or the number of calories you’re wanting to consume—over-committing to something can end up being hard on your body. Don’t be afraid to say no!

Maintain your health habits

You've worked hard this year to prioritize your health—don't give up because the holidays are here! Care for your rockin’ bod—you deserve the satisfaction of flaunting it. In the end, you’ll feel better, and feeling better leads to better decisions which ultimately helps lower stress levels.

Learn your limits

"No" can be difficult to say—especially in response to things we actually like to do. What you might not realize—is the word can actually be a lifesaver during the holidays.

You know your limits! So, worry less about what people think when you say "no," and more about what happens when we say "yes."

Stick to a budget

There’s no escaping it—this time of year is notorious for deals on deals on deals. It’s the infamous time when practically every shopping center starts offering deals and steals that are "too good to pass up."

Keep in mind—one of the most impactful factors to our stress levels are our finances. Don't let yourself get talked out of your budget—even for that shoe sale.

Keep it simple

Whether you're making a meal, or buying a gift—keeping it simple is the way to go. Simple is the new classy!

No need to impress your guests with herb-crusted halibut, or a shiny new convertible in the driveway bearing a giant red bow. Think of what you hope to receive from those you love during the season and reciprocate.

Plan, plan, plan

One way to stay on track with regard to what we eat, or how we spend our resources during the holiday season is by planning. Keep lists and make menus. Write things down religiously. And, try not to stray from what you've planned.

Pro Tip: When you write things down, it becomes muscle memory—which is notorious when getting all your goals accomplished.

Let it go

If you’re at a gathering or a work party, and encounter a difficult conversation—no need to fret! Try changing up the conversation! Pie anyone?

Manage expectations

No need to make everything perfect, perfect, perfect. Go with the flow! Keep it loosey-goosey and manage your expectations. It’s a safe way to keep the stress level down.


Take a deep breath. Walk away. Take a nap. The options for stopping and taking inventory of your feelings are endless and helpful when managing stress. Remember! You’re the only one who can give yourself permission to relax. So, kick your shoes off and cut loose!


Sharing quality time with friends and family is ultimately what it comes down to, and what makes the spirit of the holidays truly shine. So, remember to be in the moment—take a deep breath when Susan breaks your favorite ornament or when John eats the last piece of pie. It’s those memories that ultimately make the perfect holiday.

The people in your life who matter most would rather have a stress free you during the season, rather than an over-the-top meal or a gift way out of your budget. Putting yourself and your needs at the top of your list this season will ensure a healthier, happier you. So, put on your fancy pants, slap on those pearly whites and show this holiday season who’s boss!

Creating a Stress-Free Holiday


The holidays are among us – a time of year that’s known for its busy nature that can lead to quite the load of stress.  After all, you likely have several invitations to gatherings collecting on your counter, a long list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of braving the shopping mall crowds to find the gifts for your loved ones.  All of this, on top of your normal every day life.  It can be overwhelming to say the least.

I wanted to share with you some of my personal favorite ways to navigate this busy, stressful time of year and make this season a lot more enjoyable, less stressful and a time you will remember with fond memories.

These secret weapons of mine include…

Put forth great effort to be present.  It can be difficult, I understand.  It’s almost a reflex to pick up our phones and scroll through Facebook or our email when we have a free moment – do you do the same?  One way I like to dodge this is to leave my electronics in another room.  Don’t even allow yourself the temptation to pick up your phone and disengage from communicating with your gathered love ones.  When I’m feeling particularly scatter-brained, what really helps ground me is focusing on my senses.  What do I smell?  What do I hear?  What do I feel?  Stopping and thinking through what’s going on around you at that very moment really brings you into the present moment unlike anything else.  It’s a wonderful tool to use to dial in and be present – and is a great tool to use year-round, not just during the holidays!

Give up those expectations.  A lot of the stress we put on ourselves this season lies in the notion that we expect things to be perfect.  That’d be lovely, of course – but putting your entire extended family in one house is bound to have something go awry.  Therefore, dropping the expectations of perfection will allow you to be prepared for when something may spring up.  There is joy to be found in each situation, so even when things don’t go exactly as planned – spend your energy finding gratitude in your circumstances and enjoying as much of your time as you possibly can.  Tis the season!

Find time to move.  It’s incredibly important to keep movement in your schedule, no matter how busy you may feel.  Even if it’s just a brisk walk after lunch or dinner – make it a habit to bundle up in your favorite scarf and winter coat to go for a walk alone to clear your mind, or with someone you enjoy being around.  Be sure that you are getting your time outside in nature, breathing in fresh air, while burning off some calories and keeping your heart rate up. 

What are your favorite ways to get some movement in during the cold months?  When I'm not walking my dogs in the neighborhood, my favorite way to get some exercise is to do some Zumba in my living room!!!

As we head into the new year, and you begin to think about making resolutions, please consider signing up for my free "30 days to a New You" email or joining my 21 Day Hormone Reset Group which will begin on January 9th.  Join my email list for the free 30 day program and more information on my Hormone Reset Group.  Hope to see you there!


Easy as Pie! Sweet Potato Pie Shake Recipe

Appetizers, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, cornbread, and now dessert?! Your fork and tummy go through a lot on Thanksgiving. And, as much as you want to save room for one bite of dessert—sometimes it just doesn’t happen. However, when it comes to this holiday—we can all probably agree on one thing…leftovers!

Who needs pie anyways when you have tons of sweet potatoes leftover waiting for you in the fridge? Use them up with this Plexus 96® sweet potato pie shake recipe! With 15 grams of high-quality whey protein—you get the healthy nutrients you need without any of the guilt!

Calling all sweet potato pie fans, let us present to you the best way to use your scrumptious leftovers. By using it in this new Plexus 96® sweet potato pie shake recipe—made with 15 grams vanilla whey protein!PLEXUS 96® SWEET POTATO PIE PROTEIN SHAKE

Serves 1
Prep time: 5 minutes

1 packet of Plexus 96® Vanilla
8 ounces vanilla almond milk (substitute for preferred milk type)
½ cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes (or leftover steamed sweet potatoes)
1 medium frozen, sliced banana
1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ tablespoon maple syrup
Pinch salt
Dash nutmeg


Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth.