October Essential Rewards

What's in my box - October

So I’m up to my elbows in toddler messes, when the doorbell rings.  I do what any normal mom does…drop to the floor and crawl over to peek out the window, avoiding being seen in my stained yoga pants and unwashed face.  My first thought is, “Oh crap, I probably scheduled a playdate and forgot again!” Whew, not our friends or neighbors or those stinking vacuum salesmen again.  Oh wait…it’s my favorite person!

Well, favorite person of the moment at least…the Fed-Ex driver!  I see that beautiful brown box and remember what day it is!  My essential oils are here!  I continue to hide though (bra-less), until the truck pulls around the corner before I swoop out and rejoice in oily delight!

This day, my friends, is Essential Rewards Day!  Each month I participate in this optional autoship program from Young Living, in which I receive products of my choosing.  This is how I stay stocked up, grow my collection, and earn free products.

Here’s my page all about how Essential Rewards works, but now…here’s what was in my last box!

My September Essential Rewards

Thieves® Essential Oil –

As fall and winter approach, I had to stock up on this historic oil that supports my family’s immune system and general health.  Young Living’s amazing Thieves essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four fifteenth-century thieves in France who formulated an aromatic blend composed of cloves, rosemary, and other botanicals to use while robbing graves. When captured, they were offered a lesser sentence in exchange for their secret recipe. Young Living’s one-of-a-kind blend is formulated with pure clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus (E. radiata) essential oils. Thieves blend can be found in many of Young Living’s most popular products and is a safe, natural alternative to harsh chemicals and cleaners such as…

Thieves® Household Cleaner –

I use this to clean everything from floors, toys, toilets, walls, laundry, to fruits/veggies.  I love that it is non-toxic, eco-friendly, and biodegradable (with a 100% recyclable bottle). Consisting of ingredients from renewable plant and mineral sources, vegetable-based surfactants compliant with the Green Seal and EPA Design for Environment (DfE) standards, and even more Thieves and lemon essential oils for extra cleaning power, this all-purpose cleaner is perfect for anybody who wants to naturally protect their surroundings and boost their antioxidant support.  Since it is super concentrated, just a capful or two is all I need in water to clean while being safe and sustainable.

Thieves® Foaming Hand Soap –

This natural hand soap contains the potent Thieves blend and Lemon essential oil, both known for their cleansing properties.  It also has vitamin E, aloe vera, and Ginkgo biloba to moisturize and soften the skin.  Thieves Foaming Hand Soap is formulated with natural ingredients, including the power of Thieves, which has been university tested and found to be highly effective against bacteria.  This informative product page from YL tells you more than I can.  I simply love it and had to buy the bundle of three!

Wolfberry Crisp Bars –

I wanted to try these naturally-sweetened meal replacement bars since sometimes I feed my son better than myself. I read that “these delicious bars will satisfy your appetite, provide an antioxidant boost to your immune system and supply high-quality protein for muscle building.” They are all-natural and certified dairy kosher, as well.  I love that they are sweetened with low-glycemic blue agave sugar so as to not spike blood sugar levels.  With 16 grams of protein per bar and healthy Omega-3s (walnuts), I didn’t expect them to be such a large size.  Yum, I’ll be ordering these again!

Life 5 Capsules –

This is my high-potency probiotic that I love being able to get through Essential Rewards.  Instead of buying my probiotic elsewhere, I am able to get this at a cheaper price (plus earning points for it).  Straight from the product description: “Life 5™ represents the culmination of years of extensive research. Life 5 builds and restores core intestinal health by providing five clinically proven probiotic strains including two advanced super strains to enhance intestinal health, sustain energy and improve immunity. Life 5 contains 8 billion active cultures and improves colonization up to 10 times.”  Boom.  30 capsules per bottle.  I take one a night.

Time to Mention the Free Oils!


You DO NOT HAVE TO order this much, but YL offers freebies if you reach certain orders. These were for September.



Some months I go for the promo items and others I just keep it light.  October’s promotions have me pretty excited though…three free oils! I am hoping to make this happen!


Not only do I already get the wholesale prices on my healthy products, I love earning points that quickly add up to redeem for free items, receiving discounted shipping, and taking advantage of free monthly oils when possible.  I adore having our supplements, toothpaste, etc coming each month, while editing anything else I want/need.  You can, too, you know.  Get started here or ask me for help anytime.  I am currently saving up my points for a fancy-schmancyRose oil.  I’ll keep you posted when I see Mr. Fed-Ex again.  If I ever have a bra on, I may just open the door and hug him.  #fatchance


What’s in your Essential Rewards box this month??

This is my necessary disclaimer that this blog is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure. I am only a mom with an education background. I must let you know that any essential oils statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I simply approve for myself and family of such things that I deem safe, effective, and positively life-transformative. I encourage you all to be informed and empowered with your health. Also, some of my posts may contain affiliate links. When you click them, you help me to cover a small portion of the cost of this blog. I appreciate your support so that I can continue to do what I love. Please note that I only ever endorse products that are in alignment with Odds & Evans’ ideals, my personal use, and those I believe would be of value to my readers.

Amanda Evans

I'm a work-at-home mom, passionate about holistic health and natural living/parenting. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Holistic Life Coach. This nutrition nerd blogs randomly at OddsandEvans.com about clean eating, fitness, homemade product recipes, and other mindful wellness topics.

You may also like...

Please Comment/Discuss With Me!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: