The Boytim Bunch

The Boytim Bunch

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May Promotions

This month's promotions are pretty....well...awesome! 
Let's learn a little about some of the free stuff avaliable this month. 

Melrose Oil is a blend of essential oils that has powerful cleansing properties. Melrose is typically used for soothing skin but it is also great of combating odors and deterring those summer time buggers. So support healthy skin and keep away the bugs (without toxic deet) - seems like a win-win to us! 

Manuka oil can be added to your favorite skin care products to support healthy looking skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. I don't know about others out there but we make our own skin care products. I have a wonderful oil blend I make up that I learned years ago called "Drops of Gold". I use only Young Living oils of course. The lady I learned it from is over 60 years old now and people still think she is in her 40's! Manuka oil has some amazing chemical properties (remember my prior post about how important it is to have your oil distilled properly so you get all those chemical properties and aren't paying for low grade essential oils!? If not - read about that here ). 
Some of those properties include Limonene. Limonene has been reported to have anti-cancerous effects, and increases the enzymes of the liver concerned with detoxification. D-limonene has been used clinically to dissolve cholesterol-containing gallstones. There are over 50 other chemical properties in properly distilled Manuka - check some of them out yourself! 
Linalool, Terpinen-4-ol, and Leptospermone just to name a few. 

Cedarwood essential oil is high in sesquiterpenes which helps deliver oxygen to the brain. Many of the oils are useful for delivering oxygen to the brain and other body parts. This is important for cellular health and brain wellness. Disesase cannot live in an oxygen rich environment.  Cedarwood is thought to stimulate melatonin so it's wonderful to diffuse at night for those restless sleepers (like me!). Cedarwood is mentioned in the Bible for it’s purifying and cleansing properties. Leviticus 14:49 says “And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.  
  It has been noted many times for its medicinal uses. We use Cedarwood in our hair care products since it is great for stimulating hair growth. Hubby really likes the woodsy smell too :) 

All this and a DIFFUSER! It doesn't get much better than that

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Young Living April 2016 Rewards



What does all this mean? Free stuff! Who else does this?!

 If you place a 190 pv order you get over $99 worth of free products! 
Place a 250 pv get over $135 worth of free stuff and a 300 pv order gets you over $250 worth of free products! 

(P.S. You must be on essential rewards to get the bonus rewards exclusive - but even if you just place a regular order you still get free stuff!)

pc: Katie Boytim (thanks kiddo!)

Monday, February 08, 2016

The Best Essential Oils Out There

I know I haven't talked much about Young Living oils on our blog - I was not sure people would be interested. We have been using them for over 11 years now and I just keep being impressed to share them here. These oils are amazing. The Lord gave us herbs to help us on our journey and the fact that Gary Young has developed the BEST technique for getting the most out of those herbs just gives all the more glory to the Lord! It is fascinating to learn about the oils and realize the potential in these little bottles. Did you know it takes 60,000 roses to make just one ounce of Rose oil? So you can see why one little drop of Rose essential oil is enough. It contains thousands of roses in that one drop! Of course, that is only if you have true therapeutic grade essential oils - don't let other fool you. 


But Why Young Living?
Did you know that herbs need to be cultivated at certain times of day to get the most therapeutic benefit from the oil?
Did you also know that the plants need to be distilled at specific times, pressures and temperatures to ensure that all the constituents from the plant are transferred to the oil?
Lets take Cypress oil for example:
According to the Essential Oils Desk Reference, “cypress requires a minimum of 24 hours distillation at 265° F and 5 pounds of pressure to extract most of the therapeutically-active constituents. If distillation time is cut by only two hours, 18 to 20 constituents will be missing from the resulting oil.”
In addition -  “most commercial cypress oil is distilled for only 2 hours and 15 minutes! This short distillation time allows the producer to cut cost and produces a cheaper oil. . . Sadly, it results in an oil with little or no therapeutic value."
So before you decide that essential oils don't work - try the real thing!

Young Living is the ONLY company with the Seed to Seal process. They own most of the farms, they weed BY HAND and use their own oils for pest control. The oils are always gently distilled without the use of chemicals. Please don't think you are getting this with your local health food store grade oils. Those oils can be distilled using chemicals and can also be mixed with other low grade oils and still be called "Lavender" or "Peppermint"! 

Young Livings oils are 100% therapeutic grade oils and are tested both by Young Living and a third party to ensure they meet therapeutic grade standards.

Check out the Seed to Seal process HERE .

"What do I do with my oils when I get them"
We use them for EVERYTHING! Thieves was our intro oil. We put it on the kids feet at the first sign of a cold. We diffuse it during the winter. Thieves kills 99.96% airborne bacteria! This stuff NEEDS to be diffusing in your home during the cold and flu season. We use Panaway on our aching muscles. Headaches in our home get peppermint oil. Our little guy gets Stress Away when he is fussy with teething. They can literally be used for anything. And all the above mentioned oils are included in Young Livings Premium Starter Kit - including a diffuser! Young Living has the best and most affordable starter kits around. This month (February), for the first time ever, the kits are 10% off! They are already an amazing deal with $300 worth of oils for $160 but this month the price is $144! 

The Premium Starter Kit includes:

5 mL bottles of:

Lavender (for skin irritations, relaxation, headaches and coughs),
Peppermint (for muscle soreness, headaches, fever and digestive issues),
Lemon (for detoxification, cleaning and good for sad times - very uplifting),
Frankincense (for coughs, lung health, youthful skin and spiritual connection),
PanAway (for pain and inflammation),
Peace & Calming (for relaxation and good sleep),
Thieves (for immunity and colds/flus),
Purification (for mold/fungus/infections, insect bits, and to deter insects),
Valor (for spinal issues, snoring, great to use to hold a chiropractic adjustment)
Joy (for happiness and love)
A home diffuser (a $96 value. We use our daily - its Bella's job to start the diffusers each day)
A bonus oil! 5 mL bottle of Stress Away (we love this oil - use it on the kids a lot. It smells fabulous) 
Aroma Glide roller fitment (to turn any oil into a roll on)
10 sample packets total of Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming, Lemon, and Thieves for travel or sharing with family and friends
2 NingXia Red 2-oz. samples (a yummy antioxidant supplement)

Ready to hope on board? 
You can get Young Living Essential Oils in two ways.

as a Wholesale Member - the best deal bar none. No requirement to sell or meet monthly quotas or anything like that.

or as a Retail Customer via the Young Living website (don’t recommend it because you don’t get the discount!)
I highly recommend joining as a Wholesale Member, even if you’re a beginner. Wholesale Members get access to the Premium Starter Kit, and they get an amazing 24% discount off every product you order. There are no tricks or gimmicks, no automatic charges to your credit card, etc.

As a wholesale member there is NO requirement to sell but......
if you’d like to earn some extra income…

As a wholesale member you do have the option of sharing the oils in order to earn commissions. Being a part of Essential Rewards (monthly autoship - not required for a wholesale account!) will earn you free products. I have, at this moment, over 200 points on my account. That is $200 worth of free products I can cash in! It's truly an amazing deal! If this is something you are interested in we would be blessed to help you get started! Get your family involved and make it a home business!

How to get started:


By purchasing an enrollment kit. There are three options but the Premium Starter Kit with the diffuser is by far the best value. I am here to answer any questions and to help you break into that box and start using those oils! And did I mention that these kits are 10% off this month!

Lets get going:

Pop over to this page - it should have my member number (793588 in case there is a glitch and something did not work right!) filled right in!

Fill in all your information

Select your enrollment order. This is where you will pick your starter kit. I highly recommend the oils kit with diffuser but the Thieves kit and Ninxia kit are pretty popular also.

Set up your optional  Essential Rewards Program. This is not a requirement! It is a rewards program where you can earn points for free products (who doesnt LOVE that thoug!), get reduced shipping rates and start earning commissions if you would like to share the oils with others. You can change this order each month and do not have to get one of the ER "kits". For example - I rarely get a kit - I usually get single oils or oil blends or my beloved Thieves blend which we use for EVERYTHING on the farm from killing fire blight on our trees to castrating our pigs (I know - TMI right?!)

Agree to terms and conditions

CONFIRM YOUR ORDER - some people miss this and end up not fully signing up. To confirm, this will log you in and will show you your order again and make you enter your payment information again.


Thats it! You are signed up. And signed up under us! We are available anytime through email, telephone, texts. I give occasional classes and am working on more ways to support our team. Any feedback on how to best support you guys is greatly appreciated! 
Happy to help answer any questions or find out the answer for you if we don't know! 

Okay - now I have shared the oils. Plan on more posts about how we use the oils in our daily lives - along with pictures of the kids too - cause we got lots of cute kids and I know you would miss those on this blog if it just became about oils. So you will get oils and cute kids! 



Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Update and reactivating our blog!

Hello all! We really do plan on having regular posts again :)
Here are some pictures to catch up!
We had a great time in Nebraska again this year going to the Providential History Festival. With the exception of Nanny being hospitalized for 14 days - everything was wonderful. We took our friends the Nutts with us and everyone just had a blessed time. The kids entered the table display contest again this year . The Million Volt Man - Dr Irwin Moon was the theme. They didn't win first place but they did a great job on their display!


Card celebrated his 11th birthday at the cabin in Mahoney state park in Nebraska

Everyone had a great time at the pool in the park. Since we went before Labor day this year, it was still open! 


This is the before picture
and about 2 seconds after! 

Katie and Lewis enjoyed a dance at the English Country dance again this year. They get better and better each year! 

Lewis helping Card set up his chess table. A chess master played 10 people at one time. Card was 3rd one out but Lewis held on quite a bit longer. 


Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Well, with Instagram and whatnot, it seems we don't update this much! Sad for our family in PA though as they don't have Instagram and therefor never get to really see updated pictures of the kids. I am going to teach Katie how to do this and hopefully keep it updated :)

First off, we welcomed our newest little blessing, Robert Lee Boytim, into the world Jan 1st, 2015 (birth story to follow below ):

Boytim Blessing # 7

Robert Lee Boytim
Robert -“Shining with Fame”: Lee -“Prosperous One”
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me
Psalm 13:5 & 6

Photos by This Little Light of Mine Photography

                                                                             
Our little man arrived on a rainy New Year’s Day 2015. He weighed 8 pounds and 15 ounces & was 21 inches long. As promised, I waited until after Christmas so as not to spoil the midwives Paula and Lisa’s plans. Sadly though, midwife Leah was stuck at the gate and, since little Robert made it into this world so quickly, she missed the birth. We missed having her here – maybe next time J  The birth story will be included below the pictures for those interested.









Robert was due around December 22nd. Paula asked me to please not go into labor on Christmas so I endeavored to wait on account of her. When I went in to see her on the 30th she informed me I could have the baby any time now. I brought my current supplements I was taking and asked her if she thought any of them could be holding up labor. She said no but was interested in my findings about vitamin C. Our family had recently been sick and had been on a high dosage vitamin C protocol. In researching my supplements, I found a study done by a doctor on large doses of vitamin C (Sodium Asorbate) during pregnancy. He did this study on 300 women and had some amazing findings. Many of the women reported “pain free” labors and he did not have any hemorrhages. The babies were called the “C babies” in the hospitals because they were so much more alert and active.
I laughingly told Will that maybe I would not even know I was in labor.
Well, January 1st I woke up at 8:30 am with an “uncomfortable” feeling (for lack of better words to describe it). I thought it must be the beginnings of labor so I went to the potty and went back to bed to rest. In two minutes I was back up pacing the floor. It was just too uncomfortable to lie and I was feeling a bit like pushing. Will asked me what I was doing and I said “I don’t know. I haven’t had any contractions but I feel like pushing”. At this he jumped up and called Paula. She asked him if he wanted her to come check me and he said “I want you to come deliver this baby!”. She headed this way but called to talk with me on the way. She asked me to tell her about these feelings that were not contractions. I told her I had not had any contractions but just had a pushy feeling every 2 minutes. She told me to go sit down somewhere. Will was madly trying to fill the pool. The kids were running around so excited and trying to do all the things that were on their list on the front of the fridge. We made my labor tea (which I did not get to drink) and just did little things. I would run to the kitchen to help them and every two minutes I would run back to our bedroom to look out our glass door and rock back and forth moaning. I was not hurting, just working really. Lisa got there first and we waited on Paula. When Paula came in she asked me if I wanted her to check me. I said “No! You are just going to say I am only like 3 centimeters dilated and I have to do this all day”. She told me she did not think she was going to find me 3 centimeters dilated. So she checked me and found me 9 centimeters dilated and with a bulgy water bag. She said “you better get in that pool if you want to deliver there”. The pool was only 1/3 of the way full! I got in and sank down. Paula informed me that if I started pushing right then I would have to stand up to deliver the baby as the water was not deep enough and the baby would hit air before water (babies don’t take a breath until they hit air so I would either need to be fully under the water or stand up to deliver). I looked at Will and said “Paula says I can’t have the baby until the pool is deeper!”. In my mind that was exactly what she said. I did wait to push for a few more minutes so the pool was fuller. Robert came into the world quickly and easily with a few pushes. Bella wanted to be the first one to know what the baby was so she got to look and announce that it was a boy! I had been in “labor” for 61 minutes from start to finish! I looked at Will and said “I could so do this again!”. I don’t know for sure if the Vitamin C I was taking helped but I will sure be trying it out again if the Lord so chooses to bless us with another little one! And I am stocking up for my girls and future daughter-in-laws! The Lord was truly so good to us with this quick and easy birth and a beautiful healthy baby boy.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! O all you people, every nation, shout his praises; for so great, yes, so magnificent has been the loving kindness he has shown to us. And the truth of the Lord is everlasting – give the Lord all praise; and the truth of the Lord is everlasting – give the Lord all praise.
                                                                                                                                                                     Doxology Psalm 117C

Thursday, October 23, 2014

July 2014

Some of our July activities

target practice

Crossfit Kids Camp - this was the end and they were getting coach Brad

Thomas loves him some pate...

all the kids dressed up for church

how exactly does this happen....?

and this! Look at those cheeks!