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Welcome to Riches to Rags by Dori! This is a place where I share my experience with raising teenagers, juggling family and work, essential oils, farm life, chickens, food and more of the things that I love.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Spark Naturals Affiliate Program - Work from Home



Spark Naturals Affiliate Program - Work From Home

I am excited to share with you this NEW opportunity that Spark Naturals is offering. A new refreshing way to make money from your own home. NO FEES!

I have tried for years to figure out a way to make money from home but it always was money up front that I didn't have. Blogging has been perfect for me and has allowed me to stay at home full time. I have three kids at home that just started 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. You don't have to be a computer genius to do it!  

Friday, August 23, 2013

Spark Naturals - One Stop Shop for Essential Oils





Spark Naturals - "One Stop Shop" for your Essential Oils needs.
There are many reasons that I love Spark Naturals. Not only do I love the oils themselves, but I love that they are constantly coming out with great NEW ideas. The added benefit is being able to shop for oils and accessories in one place!  

Before I started using Spark Naturals I had bought my oils from one company and then had to go to two other places to get the accessories I needed, paying shipping three times. 
Spark Naturals has great oils, customer service, cheaper shipping and a coupon code for 10% off your order if you use the code JEDDY.

There is no membership fee or sign up fee to purchase! This is NOT a MLM Company.

 



Here are just a few of the accessories that Spark Naturals offers with many more to come in the future. It is so nice for someone new to Essential Oils to be able to shop in one spot and get everything that they need. It saves a lot of money.
Spark Naturals also offers their bottles in 5ml and 15ml bottles which makes it nice for those who want to try something in the small size before investing in the larger bottle. 


Did you know?

Spark Naturals has an Oil of the Month every month during the year. You get a 15ml bottle for only $15.99 and FREE shipping EVERY MONTH! Augusts Oil of the Month is Shield. You will want this one with the cold and flu season coming up. Diffusing Shield can kill the any airborne germs. I use this EVERY DAY during the Fall and Winter. 


Sign up HERE for the Oil of The Month Club




Essential Oil Kits


Spark Naturals offers some wonderful Essential Oil Kits as well. You can start small or go big! Whatever works best for you and your situation. These are my two favorite kits, one for the beginner and one who wants to jump right in and get what I think are the best of the best. 

Don't wait until someone gets sick in your family, you will want these oils readily available for when the symptoms first start. Be prepared!



Essential 4 Pack 

 A great place to start if you want to only purchase a few oils, these would be the best ones to start out with.  Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon and Melaleuca.

Click HERE for a great list from One Good Thing By Jillee on 40 uses for these four oils. 


 Health and Wellness Kit

This is a wonderful kit containing both single oils and blends that help address emotional health as well as physical health. This kit includes, Lemon, Frankincense, Oregano, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Rosemary, Lavender, Amend (Soothing Blend), Respire (Respiratory Blend), Shield (Protective Blend) and Peppermint. If you are looking for a kit that would work best for taking care of your family this is the one. 
Click HERE to see my post on taking care of your family when they start to get the cold or flu. Remember to always dilute with a carrier oil on children.



My Favorite Blends

1. Jeddy's Blend (Natural Alternative for ADHD)
2. LLP Blend -  Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint.
 ALLERGY LIFESAVER!
3. Respire - Respiratory Blend 
4. Zen  - Calming Blend
5. Lavender and Wild Orange in the Diffuser


Tips on Essential Oils.

1. Always DILUTE with a carrier oil on children. You can use coconut oil, grape seed oil, Almond Oil and EV Olive Oil. 
2. Buy only 100% Pure Essential Oils.
3. Read the bottle, make sure you know how it can be used. 
Topical, Aromatic, Internally? 
4. Keep your oils cool, don't leave them in a hot car. 
5. Visit Riches to Rags by Dori Facebook page and Camp Wander Facebook page for more uses for how to use Essential Oils.  Spark Naturals has one as well. 
6. Don't be afraid to ask questions! There are NO stupid questions.
7. Buy a Diffuser! The whole house will get the benefit.
8. If you use a citrus oil topically, stay out of the sun exposure.
9. Put a drop of Lemon in your laundry while washing. It will smell so good. 
10. Diffuse Lavender in your kids room at night to help them sleep.

I hope you enjoy your Essential Oil journey. I will never be without them again. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Dori












Sunday, August 11, 2013

Doritos Layered Taco Salad with Taco Ranch Dressing







Doritos Layered Taco Salad with Taco Ranch Dressing


"This meal was the best meal you have made in a long time" was the words my kids said when they tasted this. Kids are so honest. It was a huge hit, super easy to make and fast. It only takes as long as it takes to cook the ground beef. It was delicious! My pickiest eater went back two more times. It is a true miracle when that happens. 

I had to refrain from loading up a second plate. I promise you will not be disappointed. The Crunchy Taco Doritos are a must! If you haven't tried them yet they are perfect for this dish. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Back to School with ADHD and Essential Oils







 Back to School with ADHD and Essential Oils


School is quickly approaching and I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things that work for our family during the school year.  My son Jeddy has ADHD and if you haven't read his story you can HERE.  Read some of the testimonials and how this has helped others as well. 

Jeddy's Blend has been a lifesaver for us during this last school year and we are now looking forward to the new school year instead of dreading it.  Jed is now more confident in himself and doesn't have to deal with those daily battles that he used to. This is my number one recommended for the school year along with a few others.