Thieves Household Cleaner


A clean, beautiful home invites family and friends to come together. But when your cleaning leaves a strong, chemical scent, others might not want to gather. Create a welcoming home that’s safe for everyone with the fresh and inviting scent of Thieves® Household Cleaner.

Formulated with the power of Young Living’s Thieves oil blend, you can get a deep clean without dangerous or synthetic ingredients. Thieves cleaner also includes the scent of Lemon essential oil for an even more uplifting aroma. Chores will feel like less of a chore with the sweet-and-spicy scent and effective cleaning power of Thieves Household Cleaner.
This all-purpose cleaner can be used on any surface in your home for dusting, spot cleaning, scrubbing, or any other cleaning need. Wherever you use it, you’ll feel good knowing it’s safe to use around everyone in your family, including pets. Spot test in an inconspicuous area before applying this product to woods, plastics, fabrics, and granite. If staining or damage occurs, discontinue use on the material.
Suggested Ratios According to Usage
All-purpose cleaner: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2–3 cups water.
Degreaser: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2 cups water. For heavy cleaning, use half or quarter the amount of water. If necessary, use a cloth to apply Thieves Household Cleaner undiluted. After cleaning, wipe the area with a cloth dampened with water.
Glass and mirror cleaner: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner, 5 drops Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 3 cups water

How to Use
Suggested dilution ratios are included on the label. Before cleaning upholstery, fabric or carpet, perform a spot test with the Thieves® Household Cleaner in an inconspicuous area. Shake bottle before using for maximum benefit.

Not recommended for internal consumption. Keep out of reach of children. Store away from excessive heat and direct sunlight.

Water, Alkyl Polyglucoside, Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate, Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate, Thieves [Eugenia Caryophyllus† (Clove) Bud Oil, Citrus Limon† (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum† (Cinnamon) Bark Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata† Leaf Oil, and Rosmarinus Officinalis† (Rosemary) Leaf Oil], and Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate.
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

Today I thought I’d share about Thieves Household Cleaner from the Young Living Essential Oils web site. If you would like to purchase this product please use my member number when you order #12906611. I look forward to doing business with you.


Foaming Face Wash Recipe


This is a recipe that I’ve been using when I wash my face. It feels good, and definitely gets my face clean. I use Lavender, Frankincense, and Tea Tree Essential Oils in this recipe, but you can substitute oils that you might like better.




1/2 cup Castile Soap


2 Tbs Jojoba oil, or carrier oil of choice. I sometimes use grapeseed oil


30 drops essential oil


1 cup Distilled water. I usually use tap water, but distilled is better, because there are no chemicals in it.


Oils needed:


15 drops Lavender Essential Oil


10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil, I usually get Frankincense Vitality Essential Oil which can be found here.


5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil


Directions :


First put oils in


Put in distilled water


Put in jojoba oil, or carrier oil of your choice.


Now add Castile Soap.


To use:


Put 2-3 pumps in your hand, gently wash your face using small circular motions, and rinse clean.


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Thank you much have a great day! May God bless you!


Face Serum Recipe


LogoandpictureToday, I’m going to share my face serum recipe with all of you. I like this recipe, because when I started using it my cheeks weren’t as red as they usually were. I love that. It feels good on my face, and not like it has a bunch of oil on it, and I like how it smells. Need: 10 oz glass roller ball bottle Jojoba, or grapeseed oil 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil or Frankincense vitality essential oil. 5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil Directions: Add 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil Add 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil Add 5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil Now fill rest of the way with carrier oil of your choice. Jojoba oil or grapeseed oil. Leave room at top for roller top. How To Use: Cleanse Face Use Toner Apply 1 drop serum to forehead, cheeks, and chin Massage in using small soft upward strokes. If you would like to purchase these oils from Young Living Essential Oils web site go to, and please use my member number when you order #12906611.

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Snoqualmie Falls Pictures

Last Monday I went with a friend to take pictures at Snoqualmie Falls. We had lots of fun taking pictures, and seeing how beautiful the waterfall was at this time of year. Yes it was cold, but we managed. It also didn’t rain while we were there, which is a plus for this area in the Northwest.

We were doing an assignment for a photography class that we are taking. The assignment was to put our camera on shutter speed priority, then take two pictures. One of the pictures we were to take at the fastest shutter speed we could, and the other picture we were to take at the slowest shutter speed we could. After that, I just started taking pictures at the shutter speed that I liked the most, which was 1/60 of a second. My slowest was 1 second, and the fastest was at 1/4000 of a second. I saw quite a difference in the pictures. The picture just above was taken at shutter speed of 1/100 of a second with an aperture of f10, a focal length of 46mm, and an ISO of 200. I did edit it, but didn’t have to do much.

The picture above was taken at the fastest shutter speed that my camera would allow, 1/4000 of a second, and I had to edit for exposure, and contrast quite a bit because it was very under exposed. The camera set the aperture at f 5.3, I set the focal length at 45mm, and the ISO was set at 200It did turn out pretty good though. I love it.

I took the picture above using the slowest shutter speed my camera would allow, 1 second, and no amount of editing could make this picture look any better. It is quite over exposed, and I don’t really like it much. The camera set the aperture at f 36, I set the focal length at 46mm, and the ISO was set to 200. But, for the sake of the assignment, I kept the picture.

So I took the picture above at 1/6 of a second, and I like the way the water looks. The camera set the aperture at f 36, the focal length I set at 46mm, and the ISO was set at 200. This was one of the better pictures, except for the stuff in the foreground.
All in all, I totally enjoyed this assignment quite a lot. I learned quite a bit also. I am looking forward to doing the next assignment which is on the ISO setting. I will let you know how that one turns out.

I Learned: God Showed Me


I wrote this back in October of 2012, and I thought this would be a good time to share it, and remind myself of where my identity comes from, and how much Love God has for me. I know that He is where everything I need comes from. He is my everything.
First, I learned that I don’t need lots of “friends” to feel accepted in life. My acceptance comes from God. My identity is in God, and He is all I need to feel like I’m accepted, and that I matter, and that I’m loved. From there, I’m able to Love others the way God intended me to love them. If I let God’s love get poured into me, and I let it flow through me to those around me then I’m doing what I’m supposed to do. Second, I learned where my loyalties should lie. First they start with the Lord, and my relationship with Him, then it goes out to my family and my real friends, who have become like family to me. If I am doing it any other way, then I’m not living in accordance with the word.
I never realized how much God loved me until recently, and let me tell you, the feeling of actually accepting the fact that I am so dearly loved by my heavenly Father is so Freeing. God has been so good to me, and has done so much for me, and I didn’t even realize how much He loved me, and how much more He wanted for me. Now that I do, I will start doing things a little differently. That, and the fact that there are people that I need to make a clean break from, that were not a good influence on me, is why I’ve deleted my facebook page with an excess of 400 people on it.
I’m going to start by putting God first in my life, and I’m going to let Him pour His love into me, so that I can start loving those around me in the proper way. I Praise God for teaching me this, and for showing me who my true friends are, and for showing me that I need to learn to love my family and friends with His unconditional Love, and not just my human love. God is Good!
Thank you Lord, and I Praise Your Name Above any other name. Amen!!!

Scriptures of Encouragement


I published these on August 14, 2010 on my blog at God’s Grace Is Sufficient.

About God’s Comfort:

Psalm 34:17-18

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort

Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Here are some other verses of encouragement to read.

Isaiah 26:3
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Psalm 91:2
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Psalm 91:4

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Psalm 91:15

He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Psalm 103:11-12

For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Psalm 103:17

But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you , saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

John 10:10

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Romans 8:1

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 8:26

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:31

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:38-39

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Philippians 1:6
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Philippians 4:19

But my God shall supply all you need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
These are verses that have helped me, and I thought I would share them, so that others could be encouraged by them. What I did with them, is I wrote them out on Index cards, and I took those index cards out and read them every night… Sometimes out loud, and sometimes just to myself.

What About This Day

This was originally written on Feb 3, 2018

Well, on Thursday I had my stress echocardiogram. I was a bit nervous when I went in, but everyone was so nice to me. I didn’t have an asthma attack either.
When I went back into the room, I told the nurse about my concerns when it came to my asthma, and she was good at calming that concern. I would be allowed to get off the treadmill when I needed to. I, because I’m very modest, asked if I could keep my bra on. The answer was no. I then asked if any men were going to be working with me, and she assured me that the one male that was working that day wouldn’t come in unless I was having an asthma attack or heart attack. I felt better about that. She left the room so that I could change into the gown with the ties in front.
After the nurse came back in she hooked me up to the cardiogram machine, and the ultra sound stuff. The person who was doing the ultrasound came in and took some pictures of my heart. I had to lay real still on my left side. That is my bad hip side, so I was quite uncomfortable.
After the pictures on the ultrasound machine it was time to get on the treadmill. I was supposed to go as long as I could, the time to shoot for was 10 minutes. I did make it for 7.5 minutes. The nurse started the machine, and right away it went on a small incline. After a bit it went faster, and more incline. I was ok so far, but then the speed went faster, with more of an incline. I almost couldn’t walk fast enough, but I was not going to run. Like I said I lasted for 7.5 minutes.
When I was done on the treadmill I had to quickly lay back down on the table on my left side. The ultrasound person took a bunch more pictures. I got to see my heart valves and such working double time on the ultrasound. It was fascinating to watch.
I don’t get to know the results until the 21st of this month, so I will continue this story then. I wish I could get in sooner, but new patients can’t get in any earlier. I guess I can have pacience. I will know soon enough if I have a problem with my heart, or if I am doing just fine.
Thank you for reading my blog. May God bless you all. Keep the joy of the Lord in your heart.

Photography Lessons


So today I learned some new things when it comes to photography. Some of those things are kind of confusing, like how to use histograms to correctly expose a picture.
You see I barely understand how to read a histogram, but I’m supposed to imagine a black and white scene to figure out if my histogram says I need to fix my exposure or not. Yikes I say. I did learn how to use the exposure correction feature though. It’s quite interesting. You have a line with +5 to -5 with a 0 in the middle. Kind of like a number line. You adjust aprature, shutter speed, and ISO until you have a reading of 0. That way you are less likely to get a picture that is under, or over exposed.
I hope I learn quick what to do with a histogram. If I don’t learn it now, it’s not a big deal. The teacher of this class says I can always go back to it later in the year, and I might understand it then. I’m looking forward to that.
I’m having fun with this class. There is no pressure, no grading, and you are given time before going on to the next lesson to get a better grasp on what you are learning. I think I will be a better photographer when this class is over come January 1, or should I say December 31st.
Well, thank you for reading my blog. I enjoy writing these short blog posts for you all. I’ll be back tomorrow.



Hello, my name is Julie Reynolds. I’m a Young Living Essential Oil Distributor. I thought I would tell you a bit of my story before I start blogging. I recently bought my starter kit, and was right away excited. I read everything I could get my hands on, and stores lots of recipies in my Pinterest account. The big day came. I got my starter kit. I right away started expirementing with it. Lots of fun!

About the 3rd or 4th week I started to expirement with recipies. I made a face scrub using lavender EO. It felt good. My face started looking good. Then I decided to put the oils in my lotions etc. My skin looked great, the dryness in my arms dissapeared. I finally got more bold, and made my own body wash, face wash, toner, and body, and face lotions using my essential oils, all the while increasing my stash. I love the fact that I can have nice skin without using all kinds of chemicals to get it feeling and looking good. 

I’ve even made some roller top bottles for sleep, breathing support, and others. I’m sleeping better than I’ve slept in a long time. I’m also breathing better through my nose than I can ever remember. Young Living Essential Oils have change me for the better. On this blog, I will share recipies and uses for the oils that have been good for me, and have helped me.

I will be sharing stories about my life, my photography, and my Young Living Essential Oils. Most of what I’m going share will be about my Young Living Essential Oils. I so enjoy doing these three things, and sharing about them.

Julie Reynolds, Photographer, Oil Lover, and yleo distributor