Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DIY Coconut Oil Pulling CHEWS!

I saw a post someone had made about something similar to this on a YL FB group I'm part of.
They had used cake pop molds - I had this small silicone star ice cube tray and it worked PERFECTLY!

All you'll need to make these -

Coconut Oil - Virgin Unrefined is the best kind, this is solid at room temp and melts around 74F

A mold

Essential oils to add some extra punch!

Coconut oil pulling claims many benefits including strengthening removing toxins from the mouth, restoring gum health and whitening teeth - but I came up with an recipe that can be even MORE TRANSFORMING.

Young Living oils Thieves & Orange claim mouth health benefits as well,
Thieves to boost immune system and orange claims to help in whitening as well.

I thought this sounded like a tasty combination
In Thieves oil clove is a strong component, mixed with the orange and coconut flavors it turned out amazing!

The step to make these couldn't be easier.
You can't go wrong, you can measure out the oils to your liking
I used 1/4 cut coconut oil
8 drops of Thieves & 4 Drops of Orange and made 12 chews

I melted the coconut oil in a metal measuring scoop set in a hot bowl of water.

It melted pretty fast, I then poured the oil in a cup with a spout, mixed the essential oils in & stirred.
Poured the oil mixture in my star-shaped molds and popped them in the fridge to cool. 

When they were solid again, I popped them out and store them in a glass jar in the fridge (so they won't accidently melt if my kitchen gets too warm.

What to know more about Young Living Essential Oils? What to buy them at wholesale price? Drop me a line here or email me at and I can give you more info!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

My First YL Essential Rewards order!

I joined the monthly order program, that allows me to earn credit back (10% to start off!) for each monthly order I make! There are just SO MANY amazing products I want to try out, I figured this made the most sense for me!!!

Watch my Unboxing video here:

My first order!

 Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste

Lavender Lip Balm

White Angelica Oil Blend

Envision Oil Blend

Lemon Oil

Orange Oil

Valor Oil Blend


If you are interested in learning more please email me at

Signing up as a wholesale member is easy... 

2. You choose WholeSale Member, you add my #2386086 

3. You choose what starter kit you want.  You can sign up for ER now or skip & and do that later {or never!}.

THE ULTIMATE STARTER KIT is what I got and by far the best deal.  And you're in!
If you want to be on my team, you can email me with ANY QUESTIONS ANYTIME and I'll find the answers for you. 

4. Once you order with my number (email at and let me know) then I can add you to our groups private FB page that you can ask any and all your oil questions and learn so so much!! I love it, all the ladies & men are so HELPFUL there!!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Me and My Two-Year-Old's FAVORITE THINGS | January 2015

I tried to make a YouTube video with our Jan favs on my Sublime Jen YT Channel.. and videos are such a headache for me to make :(  I love love looking back on them, but my camera quality sucks, I think it's filming then and find out when I go to edit it wasn't, or the sound is horrible... or Cannon is making SUPER loud background noise.

So I just don't think it's do-able for me. I take a bazillion pictures (and video) but sitting down to do face-to-camera YT videos -- I suck at it.

I do still like documenting what we're loving each month, so I'm gonna share via blog instead.

Here are a few still shots for the video-that-will-never-be  to prove I did in fact try.

I LOVE LOVE looking back on the monthly lists of our favorite things. I'm finding filming & editing to be something I can't find the time for (or don't want to find the time for I guess)  Taking pictures and typing at my leisure takes MUCH LESS time, and it don't do YouTube for the views (although I LOVE getting comments & feedback) so I may not get any "views" on the blog either, but I'll have this documented for me.

I still take tons of video, because those are amazing to watch, but when they'll get put together & put on YT (if ever), I don't know. They'll be on my family video channel.


Young Living Oils!

- This is big.  I took the leap in joing YL, and honestly using EO for the first time EVER in January.  January 1 to be exact.  I JUST wanted the difuser and want Lavender and wanted to replace my candles with something more natural & healthy for my family to breathe.

I've enjoyed the scent benefits SO MUCH. But have been amazed all the other things I've been using oils for! I've learned so MUCH from my "team" and the FB group I've joined.

Oils amaze me more & more each day.

Read my First Month With Young Living post to learn more!

Glass drinkware

I've been wanting a LifeFactory water bottle for a long time (still do) but they're so expensive!!
I found one similar at Gordmans and scooped it up. This is perfect for water all day, I don't have to worry about plastic chemicals leaching (except for the cap is plastic, and I'm not sure if it's BPA free :/)  For now until I can bring myself to purchase LF this will do.  I love drinking water with Lemon Oil in it & because of the acidity that can not be put in plastic. This is perfect.

Also another glass found at Gordmans -

A glass tumbler (came with a plastic cap & straw, I replaced with a stainless steel straw I had).  This is so cute! I LOVE the pink ombre color {hello, look at my hair!} and it was only $2.99!  I think I need to go get more!

LifeFactory 9oz bottles

Now, I can't bring my self to buy a 22oz for $25 for myself, I DID purchase 3 9oz bottles through the Citrus Lane shop for my kids.  CL had an awesome sale for subscribers - $20 off a $60 purchase.  I also had a $20 credit, so I got three bottles ($14.95 each), a pack of sippy cup lids and a book (see later, one of C's favs) all for like $22. THAT I could justify.

These bottles have been PERFECT for my older kids' lunches.

3 Ring Binder-style 12x12 Scrapbooks!

Have these always been around? Why have I been using POST BOUND books for so long, they're a pain in the butt, hard to arrange pages and do not hold near the amout these 3 Ring albums do!

I got my first one as Christmas gift.  I got the We R Memory Keeper in "Tangerine"  but I found a couple similar at Hobby Lobby (when they're 50% off they're only $10!)

Love Love!! I still have so many finished pages that need albums - can't wait to pick up more!
I love the little tag on the side to mark the contents.

The Honest Co. Stain remover

I heard great things about this Honest Co. spray from Carla The BubbleLush {in one of her videos}
I needed something more than Shout! Which wasn't cutting it anymore for us.

I purchased this when they had a free shipping promotion, and also got a All-Purpose Spray & Chest Rub as well. 

Which are both also great, but the STAIN REMOVER is super great! It's gotten all the stains out I've tried it on so far & I love the Lavender Scent & the great ingredients! - I'm still thinking about doing their subscription.



#1 fave since Christmas morning has to be.....
TRAINS, more specifically wooden trains (&train tracks) and even more specifically Chuggington trains!

He got these three Chuggers in his Christmas stocking, and honestly he would of been happy to stop there..he was so so happy with them!

 - And in Jan I found this little train table on clearance at Gordmans (man, I've been shopping there a lot!) and it's perfect for all this stuff.

Paw Patrol
He went through a faze in Jan where all he wanted to do was watch Paw Patrol, He turned 2 on Jan 8 and he was sick with an ear infection ON his birthday :/  And pretty much only wanted to sit and watch Paw Patrol, he also has two small PP toys (they're so hard to find!) that he loves to play with.

This is the book I ordered from the Citrus Lane Shop, they have it on clearance.
It's a big board book, with simple words and Cannon LOVES it. We read it every night & all through the day sometimes.

Oogaa Silicone bowls
These are awesome. They're so durable, won't break when dropped. I love the most the fact that they're not plastic, there is no harmful chemicals that can leach into your childs food if you put hot food in them to cool!

We have two bowls and need more!

Chobani Greek Yogurt sticks
He's only tried the strawberry, but he LOVES these!

Sesame Street Fizzy Tub Colors

Little bath bombs that turn the bath water colors.
Everynight we have to use these. He always wants at least two. Mixing the colors is fun (two per bath, mix them all and you'll get grey water :p)

What are some of your toddlers favorite things?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

My First Month of Young Living Oils!!!

My Young Living journey has just started, I decided to take the leap and join on to become a wholesale member January 1, 2015.  It was honestly kind of an impulse decision, not something I had been dreaming of doing forever, but when the urg hit it all came together.

Just in December I went to a Bath And Body works candle sale and picked up 5 of their 3-wick candles.  They smell so good. I was so excited.  Then a week or later I go to Whole Foods and smelled a diffuser with lavender oil and fell in LOVE.  I decided to go back home and research oils more and found lots and lots of info out there.  I started reading about all the holistic benefits of oils, so many testimonials.

I also learned some more facts about candles (not all) & air fragrance products but a lot of the ingredients can me carcinogenic and hormorne disruptors and can cause reproductive problems.
Oils are just plant derivative oils!  Candles smell great, but harm our bodies, Oils smell great & help our bodies!

I looked into the two leading big guns in the industry and decided to join Young Living.  They've been around for a long time, I really liked all the videos I saw Gary Young in (founder of YL) and I watched all about their  Seed To Seal process that pretty much sold me on NOT buying oils from Whole Foods or any other store that sells them, I wanted to get the BEST.

I initially wanted to use oils to diffuse but was really interested in learing more about using them topically or ingesting them.  I feel 100% confident that these oils are safe.

I've only been using them for a month but I've had positive experiences with getting the winter sickness out of my house, getting my rowdy toddler to bed earlier & to sleep more soundly, treating headaches, getting rid of a planters wart and feeling more energized in the morning.  - ALL FROM the initial oils I got in my starter kit.

Follow me on Instagram to see my journey with using essential oils in my everyday life!
My Instagram:  Sublimejen you can also search the hashtag #sublimejenYoungLiving


I chose their Premium Starter Kit and it came with an AMAZING diffuser, 11 oils, a couple samples of their NingXia Red juice {yummy, totally plan on ordering more, I felt a definite pick-me-up in my energy when I drank them}, and a few sample packs of oils to share as well as an informative product guide.

I really liked the fact that I could join YL as a "Wholesale Member" and immediatly save 25% off retail on ALL items and could order at me leasure and not have any obligation to buy each month or ever again, or to have to "sell" anything to anymore.  I didn't want to join on to sell to others.  And I still don't have that desire..I'm only a month in, but I DO LOVE sharing whats working for us and how much I love these oils so far and would love to help my friends and family with their needs in such a natural way!

I couldn't be happier so far.  I even joined their Essential Rewards program.  I wasn't going to at first, but I quickly realized I was GOING to want to try more oils & blends and they have a whole line of skincare, home care, supplements -- all with OILS!  If I was going to be buying more I might as well earn points to get more free things!

So I see myself getting hooked, and I'm pretty excited to try new things each month.

My first ER (Essential Rewards) order is on its way and I'm ordering more Lemon oil.  This is probably the most used oil in my kit ( along with Lavender) I drink a couple drops in my water each morning and have noticed a significant boost in my mood/energy (and decrease in my coffee consumption!) and it tastes great!   I'm also ordering Orange oil, Theives toothpaste (OMG THEIVES - I can't even get into right now, what an amazing product THEIVES is -- learn more here.), I'm also ordering a couple of their oil bends (Valor, Envision, White Angelica (supposed to be another great one for relaxing at bedtime)) and Lavender Lip Balm.  SO SO EXCITED to get more goodies. I'll post about them when ! get them!

If you are interested in learning more please email me at

Signing up as a wholesale member is easy...

1. You go here:

2. You choose WholeSale Member, you add my #2386086 

3. You choose what starter kit you want.  You can sign up for ER now or skip & and do that later {or never!}.

THE ULTIMATE STARTER KIT is what I got and by far the best deal.  And you're in!
If you want to be on my team, you can email me with ANY QUESTIONS ANYTIME and I'll find the answers for you.

4. Once you order with my number (email at and let me know) then I can add you to our groups private FB page that you can ask any and all your oil questions and learn so so much!! I love it, all the ladies & men are so HELPFUL there!!