Winter Wellness

Are you prepared for winter? Check out some of these essential oils, and consider adding them to your next order. If you haven’t placed your order this month, I’m including the promotional giveaways below.

Not currently a Young Living member? Feel free to email me for details on placing an order and how you can save up to 24% off retail, while earning free rewards.





Family Reunion

This weekend, we took a family trip to visit my husband’s parents and his extended family. Cousins from Wisconsin and Seattle also flew in with their families, to join in the festivities, and make it a family reunion. We missed seeing a couple of family members, but for the most part, everyone was there. Throughout our trip, we took trips out to the local winery and brewery, but the highlight was getting a chance to see our nephew’s first baby, Keegan. He is simply perfect in every way.

Here is a picture of most of us out on the Family Farm in Augusta, MO.



Bob & Ellen (far right), my mother and father in law, run and manage the orchards from their century+ old farm in Augusta, MO. If ever you’re in the area, be sure to call to see what’s in season. They have large orchards filled with various apples, peaches and berries throughout the year, and of course pumpkin season is always fun on the farm. Throughout the year, Ellen makes and sells a wide variety of preserves, and her apple butter is hands down the best I’ve ever had! You can contact them through their website to place orders to ship direct.

Augusta also has several wineries, shops, and bed & breakfast locations. My favorite stop in town is Kate’s Coffee. The owners are so nice and accommodating to guests, and they have a large variety of fresh baked quiche’s and sandwich offerings daily. Their coffee is fantastic, but just a bit more special since they serve it in a french press. After you’re done there, check out the antique and home decor shop up the street. Just beautiful. You can also peek in and see the studio and work of Sam Stang, an incredible glassware artist, who features handblown work in galleries across the country.

New Product: Infused 7


The new Infused 7 kit is coming!

Join our founder, Gary Young and the OolaGuys for a free webinar to learn more about the new Young Living “INFUSED” line. Learn what inspired Gary to create these amazing blends and how to use these oils in unlocking your best self by living your life INFUSED. This webinar is offered 5 times on April 6th to meet demand and for your convenience. Register for the time that works for you here:

Essential Oils 101: Oils, Recipe Sharing and More!

classflyer-modified copyJoin me at my home on April 12th at 2pm, or April 13th at 10AM for an Essential Oils 101 Workshop. This is a very special event, designed to provide education for individuals exploring the option of adding Essential Oils for Home, Health & Wellness. RSVP Required.

Guests will discover more about essential oils and how easy it can be to live a chemical free lifestyle. Recipes, tips and live demonstrations will include: Laundry Detergent, Foaming Hand Soaps, De-tangler, and Thieves household cleaner.

I will be offering Zyto Compass Scans for $25 (or free with a 50pv order) after the event. This biometric reader will aide in identifying supplements and oils to support your health and wellness goals.

Please indicate your day of preference when reserving space: April 12th, 2pm or April 13th, 10AM. Feel free to invite your friends.

For details and to RSVP, please visit our Facebook Event Page.

Sharing of the Green: Luck Not Required

New Young Living Thieves Product Guide

Thieves Premium Starter Kit | 1841814

I love thieves products! Essential oil, household cleaner, toothpaste, mouthwash and more.

A couple months ago, I even cleared out all of my glass, granite, all purpose, bathroom, and other harsh home chemical cleaners. I was able to replace them all with a single bottle of Thieves Household cleaner. I’m blown away at how much better this product is compared to everything else I was using. The best part, it only takes a single capful to 2-3 cups of water in a spray bottle to get the results I need.

Check out the booklet below on the Thieves product line, and feel free to message me for details on more.

To find out more about Young Living’s Thieves Line of Products and how to detoxify your home, click on the following link, or contact me at

DIY Hand Sanitizer

I hope your Valentine’s Day is off to a great start, like ours. We opted to celebrate out yesterday, and sit this one in to enjoy a family day in the comforts of home.

Winter is still in full swing around this neck of the windy suburbs.  So when we are out, I always like to have a little extra protection on hand. If you are anything like me, you’ve probably noticed that the costs for all these little things are really adding up these days.  So I’ve tried to make an effort to help out by making my own household products, wherever I can.  In addition, this is just one more area where I can limit what chemicals I’m exposing my family to.
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After searching through, and trying a number of DIY hand sanitizer recipes on Pinterest, I finally came up with my own blend, that really seems to fit the consistency, and absorbency, I was looking for.  I use it before and after touching grocery carts, doors or other questionable surfaces. There are two options, depending on if you like a gel consistency or more fast absorbing, liquid.  Here’s the recipe:

8oz Aloe Vera Gel (or Aloe Juice.  Either can be found at your local natural foods store)
1tsp Witch Hazel
10 drops Thieves Essential Oil
5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Four-2oz travel bottles with snap tops, or Two-4oz pump bottles.

Mix Witch Hazel and essential Oils in bowl, until suspended. Add Aloe Gel, and blend well. Pour in to four-2oz travel containers or two-4oz pump bottles.

I like to keep one at my sink (4oz), one in my purse (2oz), and in the boys’ travel pack (2oz).

If you are interested in purchasing the oils used in this recipe, or finding out more about Young Living Essential Oil Products, feel free to contact me through my email below.

Katra Knoernschild | Distributor #1841814
Dose of Joy | Young Living Essential Oils


Choose Your Mood: Diffusing Oils

Bring the sunlight inside, clean the air, or create a relaxing spa-like atmosphere before bedtime.  Young Living’s diffusers provide a method to simply and effectively disperse essential oils in to the air, and eliminate the need for many chemical filled household products.

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With several models to choose from, our most popular model, the Home Diffuser, it is available alone or comes free with our Premium Starter Kit (you can upgrade to the Bamboo diffuser for a small fee).  With its rose-inspired design, ultrasonic technology breaks any mixture of essential oils and water into millions of microparticles, disperses them into the air, and activates the powerful plant constituents found in Young Living essential oils. Custom designed with ambient light control, and alternating 30-second on/off and continuous run settings, Young Living’s Home Diffuser can transform any space into a spa-like atmosphere.

Today I’m bringing the sunshine in with Lemon and Peppermint.  The combination is great for brightening the mood and focusing my mind on work.

Diffuse Your Situation |

The Bamboo Diffuser pictured above, utilizes ultrasonic technology to break up the mixture of essential oils and water into extremely fine micro-particles and disperses the ingredients in essential oils into the air. It provides an excellent method of calming and moisturizing to build a healthy, natural, and pure living environment.  It also features an LED light, and timer settings for 1 or 4 hours of continuous diffusion.  The diffused molecules cover up to 30 square meters with this model.  Perfect for our transitional family spaces.

Purchased alone, many of our diffusers include single oils.  The real bargain is part of the Premium Starter Kit, where you’ll receive 11 oils and several samples, with access to wholesale purchasing.

Feel free to contact me for details.  If you already own your diffuser and kit, enjoy some of these great oily combinations.

Coming Soon: Dose of Joy at Perfectly, Imperfect Me!

Recently, I was invited to share our Diffuser Necklaces, Oil Stands and Naked Carrier Salves at a new studio opening in Oswego, IL.  Below are a few pictures of product being prepared for presentation.  Perfectly, Imperfect Me is scheduling their grand opening for February 8th, but they have already begun to offer a number of classes for sign-up.  Check out their schedule by visiting their Facebook page.  Stay tuned for a class hosted by Dose of Joy next month.  Exciting times!

Below I’ve included a few product photos:

photo 1-3All Diffuser Necklaces include a leather pad for oil drops.  Two drops of Young Living Essential OIl can last up to 2-3 days on the leather pad, then add more as needed.


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Close up of Live, Laugh & Love and Tree of Life Diffuser Necklaces.

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Essential Oil stands.  5ml & 15ml insets.  Purchase elevated tiers, and stack your tray in from or on top to create different height stands (Two tier heights available.  Designed to prevent separation from the base).

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Naked Carrier Salve going through the cooling process.  Combine with essential oils, as needed to create custom blends of salve bases, or use in place of a traditional carrier oil, when needed.