Our First Garden, And Why It Took So Long For Us to Try

Growing Better is about more than just essential oils (though I’m clearly obsessed). It’s about our journey to being better, healthier, happier people. And hopefully, it’s a place of encouragement and information that helps others do the same! Today, I want to share a bit about my first garden experience. I’ve always wanted a garden….

DIY Natural Bug Spray

It’s just about that time of year again. Warmer weather means longer nights, outdoor dinners, and of course those pesky bugs. I’ve never been a huge fan of chemical solutions to anything, but can we just agree that bug spray is the worst.  I mean seriously. It’s disgusting. It’s filmy, stinky and just plain gross. So naturally,…

Review: Simply Bodhi

We’ve all seen the new pop up oil shops all over the Internet, but are they legit? What about their quality and testing standards? I recently had a chance to try out some oils from Simply Bodhi, one of those shops. I also got to chat with their founder a bit about his process and…

Why I still like Young Living

Like I’ve said, I don’t know where I will land after this journey. To be honest, I will likely be scattered across the board. Do you buy all of your food from the same brand? I sure don’t. This post was not going to be published until I finished reviewing the other organizations on my…

Why I’m loving Plant Therapy

I’m a researcher at heart. It’s in my nature to investigate. So when I started my journey into oils, the floodgates opened.  I’m still looking into companies, but let me just say: I love Plant Therapy. Seriously. If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m not huge into the MLM companies. Not because their products are…

The challenge: Moldy Bread

So, if you’ve done any amount of essential oil reading or research, I’m sure you’ve heard about the moldy bread challenge.  Basically, you take a piece of white sandwhich bread, place 1-2 drops of oil on the corner, and wait for the mold to grow. I’ve seen this commonly done in the YoungLiving groups that…

Essential Oil Comparison: Why Choose?

January of this year, we decided to get healthy—I know, very original. It all started with Whole30, which I recommend to anyone who needs a factory reset in the whole healthy eating world. I could go on, but that’s a different story. Today, I want to chat about oils. A great friend of mine introduced…