Back to School in a Box Part Two

My Wellness Journey

In part two of our Back to School series I want to start by sharing our family wellness story. It goes back to 2007 when we were eating a traditional junk food diet of just about whatever we wanted. Breads, cakes, sodas, chips, casseroles laden with high sodium cream of chicken soup and of course topped with cracker crumbs and grated cheese. And yes…donuts with sprinkles, we served donuts of all kinds at every college bible study we hosted at the University of Alabama.  Get your Jesus and donuts on Friday night.

donutIt was our ice breaker and little did we know that all the food we ate at church fellowships and bible studies and to be honest at home day in and day out was wreaking havoc on our health. Back then we didn’t have any health goals, other than my youngest son and I being healed.  We desperately needed healing.  Little did we know our prayers would be answered and our lives would be turned upside down.


In February 2008, we made a trip out to Kansas City where my son and I were both misdiagnosed with multiple things..and we started intensive therapy/treatment for it, his by proxy and mine was right there at the treatment center 6.5-7 hours a day, every day of the week. Twelve hours away from my family and my home.  This led to issues with my bone marrow and to say I was in need of a miracle would be an understatement. I was desperate.  Thankfully just in the NICK of time, my Christmas miracle came.  Yes, it was right after Christmas on January 5th, 2009 to be exact, but it happened in HIS timing and I felt a heat come over my body during praise and prayer and I knew I had just been healed miraculously!! The lab work the next day reflected the healing and the oncologist was astounded. I was released from the cancer center and from having to have a bone marrow biopsy to prove I needed to have a transplant. What transpired AFTER all this was a journey of learning one step at a time what health is. God poured His wisdom out and has been so patient as we walk it out in baby steps.


A friend gave me a bottle of Thieves cleaner around 8 years ago and not only did we LOVE the results for everything we tried it on but we loved the smell! I still had no idea who Young Living was as a company. So fast forward another year and half or so when we started using Thieves oil in a diffuser, I just couldn’t get enough of the amazing smell of Thieves!!  Again still not as a member, we had NO idea the options or benefits! It wasn’t until the summer of 2011 that I found myself at a complete strangers home (now my dear friend and enroller/sponsor, Jeanne Schloesser) learning all about the premium starter kit. I was all over it! Of course, my hubs who ran an emergency room wasn’t keen on me using the oils topically, so he let me know that I could use them on me but not he and the kids.  Over time though, the oils became a mainstay in our home and daily life and he conceded as he himself could see that there was something to it. It’s important to note, our son asked for prayer faithfully and he did in fact receive a healing. God is so amazing. We had made lots of changes to our home, including cleaning, nutrition, and trying to incorporate exercise into our daily life. We were doing our part and the Lord was so kind to us to walk us through step by step.

The first part of our wellness journey  was Thieves cleaner! I love helping people understand the reason why it is SO important to stop using traditional cleaners that have toxic lung and mucous membrane irritants, as well as all the other health hazards they pose. The hit we take when we are in contact with these toxic chemicals, much of which is banned in Europe, is something no one seems to think about.  It’s important to use something else.

Ditch & Switch to Thieves

Not only do you get the fun of tossing all those chemical laden bottles of cleaner that are taking up precious space all over your house, you get the satisfaction of replacing it with just ONE bottle of cleaner!!! Seriously the easiest decision EVER! Then your house smells a-mazing!!! The all purpose cleaner is only $22 wholesale for one small bottle and it does it all!! 14 30 oz spray bottles for $22, yes please! Windows, mirrors, floors (yes, even our hardwoods), counters, bathrooms, grout, laundry …and the list goes on!! If you buy the Thieves premium starter kit with membership you can get not one, but TWO of the cleaners PLUS a whole host of Thieves products: a 15 ml Thieves cleaner, mouthwash, toothpaste, 2 hand sanitizers, 2 sprays, 2 foaming hand soaps a 5 ml stress away, 2 ningxia red pouches, and 10 small sample sachets of five different oils. It is an awesome way to get started but for what most Americans spend in ONE YEAR to clean surfaces ($155) you would be spending and getting enough Thieves cleaner concentrate for a year PLUS all the other goodies!! No need to buy cleaners or stain remover any more! You will have what you need for the year to clean PLUS all the extra goodies!!

thieves kit.jpg logoAll this for only $160 plus tax and shipping? YES. Isn’t that amazing? This Thieves box would come to your door giving you MANY options for back to school!!!! Ditch and switch to Thieves at the start of this school year and I know you will be glad you did! Click here to start a wholesale membership with Thieves that will allow you to purchase at 24% off when you get ready to order again!! Part three in the Back to School series will cover the next part of our journey…Ningxia Red!! Stay tuned!!!

If you haven’t read Part One yet…click HERE. 


  • August 15, 2016 - 1:13 pm

    Kathy Denson - Thank you for sharing! Great information!!ReplyCancel

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