My friends and clients are constantly messaging me asking for my recommendations of the safest, healthiest products, resource books, DIY tools, and more. While this list changes, I will try to update this page with my current favorites based on the current research available.

Cookware Recommendations

Cast Iron Cookware


Glass Cookware

Stainless Steel Cookware

Food Storage Recommendations

A great step toward detoxifying your home is removing plastic storage containers, water bottles, etc. For food storage you can switch to glass. Containers for food storage and school lunch options are below:

Lifestyle Recommendations

Cleaning supplies

Thieves Cleaner by Young Living

This is all I use to clean every single thing in my home. Wood floors, granite countertops, showers, tubs, toilets, sinks, windows, mirrors, laundry stains, carpet stains, etc., with the occasional addition of baking soda for scrubbing power and Young Living’s lemon essential oil for degreasing.

One concentrated bottle of Thieves cleaner will last you approximately 6 months and will replace all of your cleaning products. To learn more visit my Understanding Essential Oils page or message me at with all of your questions about these links, purchasing, etc. If you purchase something, send me a message so I can add you into my private essential oils, supplements, and detoxifying the home educational pages, send you a welcome gift, and help you use it all!

Recommended Castile Soap to make toilet bowl cleaner and bath/shower/sink scrub with baking soda and Thieves cleaner –

Detox Baths

To boost the immune system and detoxify the body, increase magnesium, and sulfate levels, and boost methylation pathways. If in the thick of healing, these can be done daily (we gave my daughter daily detox baths starting at 16 months old when her healing journey began). If feeling under the weather these can be done multiple times a day.

Before and after swimming

Water Filters

Household furnishings, mattresses, rugs, etc.

• Nest Bedding – 
• Happy Planet –
• Nontoxic –
• Earth Weave –
• Rawganique – –
Some great resources to research this further are:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• Environmental Working Group – – they have a healthy living home guide with great information
• Super Natural Home by Beth Greer ( – This is the book I purchased 12 years ago that helped me detoxify my home and opened my awareness

My current favorite Protein Green Smoothie

Serving 1
Source: Amy Stanford Nutrition


Blend together until smooth

Another Protein Green Smoothie Option

Serving 1
Source: Amy Stanford Nutrition


  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein, grain free, unflavored –
  • About 1/4 a scoop of Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel, Chocolate Coconut -
  • 1 tablespoon organic flax (freshly ground by you) –, or hemp seed –
  • 1 tablespoon organic, raw nut butter (other than peanut) – – can omit
  • 1– 2 cups leafy greens – lacinato kale
  • 1 teaspoon Chlorella powder (my favorite – – or Spirulina powder (my favorite –
  • 1⁄4 – 1 whole organic banana
  • 1⁄4 – 1⁄2 cup organic frozen strawberries or mixed berries (optional)
  • 1-1⁄2 – 2 cups water or organic unsweetened nut or seed milk
  • Ice

Blend together until smooth

Book Recommendations for parents working on healing their children

  1. Healing the New Childhood Epidemics – Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies by Kenneth Bock, M.D., and Cameron Stauth –

2. Nourishing Hope for Autism, ADHD, Learning and Development Delays – Nutrition and Diet Guide for Healing Children by Julie Matthews, BS, NC –

3. Healing and Preventing Autism, A Complete Guide by Jenny McCarthy and Jerry Kartzinel, M.D. –

4. Louder Than Words, A Mother’s Journey in healing Autism by Jenny McCarthy –

5. Super Natural Home by Beth Greer –

6. The Autoimmune Solution – Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases by Amy Myers, M.D. –

7. The Autoimmune Solution Cookbook: Over 150 Delicious Recipes to Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases –

8. Gut and Psychology Syndrome, Natural treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Depression, Schizophrenia, by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD –

9. Breaking the Vicious Cycle, Diet for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, and chronic diarrhea by Elaine Gottschall B.A., M.Sc. -

10. The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates and Linda Schatz –

11. The Autism Vaccine, The Story of Modern Medicine’s Greatest Tragedy by Forrest Maready –

12. Evidence of Harm by David Kirby –

13. The Vaccine Book by Robert Sears, MD –

14. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations by Stephanie Cave M.D. –

15. Wild Fermentations by Sandor Katz –

Recommendations for my Oiler’s for Life family or anyone looking for great resource books to learn more about Young Living essential oils! These are some of my favorite books!

1. Essential Oils Desk Reference Eighth Edition – Large volume –

2. Essential Oils Desk Reference Eighth Edition Pocket Reference –

3. Lucy Libido Says…..There’s an Oil for THAT: A Girlfriend’s Guide to Using Essential Oils Between the Sheets (1) (Volume 1) –

4. Essential Oils Animal Desk Reference –

5. Gentle Babies: Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children (10th Anniversary Edition) –

6. Betsy Bosom’s Baby Book: A Girlfriend’s Guide to Using Essential Oils from Bellies to Babies (Lucy Libido) –

7. Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils (2019 Edition) –

8. Essentials: 50 Answers to Common Questions about Essential Oils by Lindsey Elmore –

9. 75 Answers to Common Questions About Essential Oils and Supplements –

10. Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple: God’s Love Manifest in Molecules by David Stewart

11.Healing Oils of the Bible –

Here are some great DIY recipe books for using your Young Living Essential Oils!

1. Essential Oil Make & Takes: Over 60 DIY Projects and Recipes for the Perfect Class Paperback – April 23, 2017 –

2. French Aromatherapy: Essential Oil Recipes & Usage GuidePaperback – May 26, 2016 –

3. The Chemical Free Home 1 –

4. The Chemical Free Home 2 –

5. The Chemical Free Home 3 –

6. Chemical Free Home 1, 2, and 3 Bundle –

7. Oil and Glass –

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