Meet Marg Recoskie


Welcome to my site! My  name is Marg Recoskie, but many of you know me on Facebook as Maggie Rekowski.  I am the blogger at where I write about various subjects including diet, exercise, recipes, my travel diary, and of course, my love of essential oils.  I also have some groups and pages on Facebook, all dealing with living a healthy lifestyle.

It's long been my dream and passion to help others achieve happiness and health, because I know what it's like to not have either. That's why I chose to share my love of essential oils with the world.

It's no secret that chemicals and toxins can make you sick - and being sick affects your mood and personal wellbeing. While I am not a doctor and can't diagnose, treat or cure anything, I present informative materials which you can discuss with your own doctor and decide if they are right for you.

Since I have been using Young Living essential oils I have been able to sleep better, keep focused throughout the day, and have more stamina and energy than in the past. I find they help with eczema, colds, coughs, and pain due to sprains, strains and rheumatoid arthritis. My skin has never felt softer or looked healthier since I started using essential oils in my skincare routine. I also use essential oils for headaches and minor skin irritations, as well as making my house smell fantastic.

I wish someone had told me about Young Living essential oils many years ago!

I enjoy hobbies like wildlife photography, birding, enjoying nature, travelling, writing, knitting and reading. My husband and I spend summers in Canada and winters in Texas and Arizona. So during the winter months, my Canadian phone will be turned off, but you can always reach me by email or on Facebook.

So that's me in a nutshell. You can find out more about me and see the things I love on my personal Facebook page:

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Thieves® Dish Soap

Thieves® dish soap cleans dishes effectively without the use of chemicals, dyes, or synthetics. Cleanse your dishes with plant-based ingredients & a blend of essential oils.

Thieves® Laundry Soap

A premium, gentle formula that cleans your clothes, leaving a fresh citrus scent without any chemical residue.

Thieves® AromaBright Toothpaste

A premium, all natural toothpaste with the cleansing benefits of Thieves®. Its safe and effective formula supports healthy gums and strong teeth.

Thieves® Hand Soap

Thieves, lemon, and orange essential oils combine with other natural ingredients to be a gentle alternative to other soaps.

ART® Renewal Serum

An intricate blend of exotic orchids and essential oils that helps soothe and protect the most delicate areas of the face.

Thieves® Fruit & Veggie Spray

Safely and effectively wash produce with the cleansing power of Thieves and Lime essential oils.

Thieves® Hand Purifier

Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier helps cleans and purify hands with a blend of Thieves® and Peppermint oils.

Thieves® Mints

Cool, invigorating, and sugar-free ingredients contain the power of Thieves and Peppermint essential oils to help freshen your breath.

Lavender Mint Shampoo

Plant-based, safe, and environmentally responsible. Invigorating and suitable for all hair types.

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Cleaning spray ideal for small surfaces. Use on hard surfaces like toilet seats and door knobs.


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Looking for a natural alternative? We are so excited to share Health Canada approved ways to use the following Young Living™ oils, now approved as Natural Health Products (NHP)! In addition to the topical and aromatic benefits of these oils, they can relieve symptoms associated with common ailments, as well as restore, maintain, and support good health.
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With a long history of being beneficial ingredients in cosmetics, you can use any of these oils to help with the relief of symptoms of acne or boils.

Bergamot Cedarwood German Chamomile Helichrysum Lime Myrtle Patchouli Thyme Vetiver


Whether you experience pain everyday or just occasionally, lift your spirits and your day by using essential oils for headache relief.

Angelica Aroma Siez Basil Bergamot Black Pepper Citronella Clary Sage Eucalyptus Globulus German Chamomile Jasmine Laurus Nobilis Lavender Lime Marjoram Neroli Rose Spearmint

Digestive Discomfort

When you feel digestive discomfort, experience the freedom of reaching for a natural alternative with pure essential oils that can act as a carminative and antispasmodic.

Angelica AromaEase Aroma Siez Basil Bergamot Black Pepper Cardamom Clary Sage Citronella Deep Relief DiGize Fennel German Chamomile Ginger Helichrysum Lavender Lime Marjoram Melissa Neroli Nutmeg Orange Patchouli Peppermint Rosemary Sage Spearmint

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Strains, or Sprains

Strains and sprains can be all too common, especially when you lead an active lifestyle. These essential oils can assist with the relief of joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains and rheumatoid arthritis.

Angelica AromaEase Black Pepper Cedarwood Celery Seed Citronella Clary Sage Clove Cypress Deep Relief Eucalyptus Globulus Fennel German Chamomile Ginger Helichrysum Jasmine Laurus Nobilis Lavender Lime Lime Marjoram Nutmeg Peppermint Pine Rosemary Sage Thyme Vetiver

Stressed and Uptight

Get ready to face the day head-on, with a fresh new feeling. Use any of the eleven essential oils below with their relaxing properties to help calm your nerves and enjoy the day.

Angelica AromaEase Aroma Siez Basil Cedarwood Celery Seed Clary Sage Deep Relief Grapefruit German Chamomile Helichrysum Jasmine Laurus Nobilis Lavender Lime Marjoram Melissa Neroli Nutmeg Orange Palmarosa Patchouli Peppermint Pine Rose Sacred Frankincense Sage Spearmint Stress Aaway Thyme Ylang Ylang

Burns, Cuts, Bruises, and Other Minor Skin Irritations

These essential oil alternatives are great products for everyday use with minor skin irritations, cuts, bruises or even burns. Fill your home with pure products you can feel good about.

Bergamot Cedarwood Clary Sage Fennel German Chamomile Helichrysum Marjoram Myrrh Patchouli Rose Rosemary Sacred Frankincense Sage Thyme

Eczema and Dermatitis

Dry, itchy, sore skin is a thing of the past! Essential oils are here to help you find relief from eczema and dermatitis so you can enjoy the confidence of smooth, supple skin.

Bergamot Helichrysum Marjoram Myrrh

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 Back To School

Back To School

If you or your kids are heading back to school soon, then you should read this. 

I always loved getting out to buy new school supplies. After a full summer of no school, I was anxious to get back. Probably just because it was a change in routine again. I guess I was getting bored with all that free time, even though I kept myself busy. 

But every time I went back to school, I managed to get sick numerous times throughout the school year. I wish I knew then what I know now! 

Essential oils, specifically Young Living essential oils, can help you stay healthy, improve your immunity, increase your concentration and retention of information, improve your mood, eliminate toxins and chemicals (and their health risks) in your home and your life, improve the look and feel of your skin, help with weight management, and much, much more. 

As a teacher you can diffuse essential oils to help your students concentrate and/or settle down. As a student, you can also diffuse essential oils to relax, sleep better, concentrate and focus more fully, retain information easier, energize yourself for those all-nighters when you have to study for exams, and keep you less stressed when having to prepare papers, give presentations or write exams. As a parent, you and your family can reap the same benefits. 

But essential oils are for much more than diffusing! 

I wrote a whole blog post about this on my personal blog site. I hope you take a moment to check it out so you can see just what essential oils can do to help you manage your school year. 

Some of my other posts include:

Essential Oils - What Are They?

What to Look for When Buying Essential Oils

Improve Your Life with Young Living Essential Oils

A Healthy Way to Do Laundry 

There are also DIY recipes for things like foaming hand wash, face serum and more. Check out my personal blog here.


 Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is oftentimes referred to as "The Swiss Army Knife" of oils. Why the comparison to a Swiss Army Knife? It's because Lavender:

  • is our most popular single essential oil
  • is so beneficial that it has a multitude of uses

Just like a Swiss Army Knife, Lavender is very versatile and can be used for many different purposes.

I personally use it in my skincare regimen, and honestly, my face feels incredibly softer and my skin texture is so much smoother, I don't know why I didn't try it before! Want to know my secret recipe for Face Serum? Ssh, don't tell anyone! Here it is:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (organic)
  • 1 tsp. liquid vitamin E
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops geranium essential oil

Mix all together and store in a glass jar. When kept cool, it will solidify, when warm it will melt - use it whichever way you like.  When you want to get some out of the jar, use a cotton swab to keep the mixture from getting tainted with germs and impurities from your hands.

NOTE: Because this mixture's base is coconut oil, a very enriching oil all by itself, this serum is...well...oily. But do not be afraid to use it, especially on mature skin. If your skin is dry, has wrinkles, or just needs freshening up, this hydrating serum will benefit your skin immensely. It will go on oily, of course, but that will soak in, leaving your skin soft and supple. If it still appears too oily after 10 or 15 minutes, just blot some off. All of the ingredients are so beneficial to maintaining healthy skin. Your skin will thank you.

I also use Lavender on other parts of my body to help maintain healthy skin.

Another great use for Lavender is in a diffuser - in your home, office, schoolroom, or even in your car. Yes, there are USB diffusers you can even use in your automobile (Hint:  you can plug one into your computer as well to take advantage of it while working or studying)! For a home diffuser, just add about 5 drops to a diffuser full of water - more or less, depending on your own preference. The whole area will smell divine!

And Lavender is also great at helping to reduce the symptoms of a cold or cough.

When you massage Lavender essential oil into your skin - for larger areas, dilute with a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil, avocado oil, olive oil, apricot seed oil, etc. (please use organic ones) - it can help relieve joint and/or muscle pain associated with strains, sprains and even rheumatoid arthritis!

Feeling a little overwhelmed at the end of the day? Why not soak in a Lavender bath? The DIY recipe for Lavender Bath Salts is so simple, even a child can make it in less than 5 minutes!

  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 10 drops of Lavender essential oil (or you can use any oil of your choice, but Lavender will help relax you at the end of the day)

Pour the Epsom salts into a glass jar, add the Lavender essential oil on top, place lid on jar. I would suggest shaking it up just a bit, and letting it sit at least 24 hours before use. Then, just pour the whole lot into a hot bath, while the water is running, so the Epsom salts will easily dissolve.

Do you get headaches? Lavender can help with that too!

Also, if you're like me and sometimes forget to take the laundry out of the dryer (you know the clothes don't smell so good after that), you can make a Linen Spray (use it on any cloth, really) and make your clothes smell amazing. Here's the simple recipe (it makes a lot!):

  • 1 1/2 cups distilled water
  • 1/2 cup vodka (try to get 90 proof - this helps the spray to dry quickly)
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • reusable spray bottle

Place water and vodka in bottle.  Add Lavender essential oil. Place sprayer lid on top, shake it up, and spray on clothes, bedding, curtains - whatever needs freshening.

NOTE: Put some in a 1 or 2 oz. glass spray bottle and take it to the gym with you. Spray it in your smelly gym shoes and on your gym clothes. That way when you get home your gym bag won't knock you out with odor! Or spray a bit in the air to freshen your room.

A simple trick we used in the real estate business during an open house was to arrive early and place a couple of drops of essential oil on each of the light bulbs in every room. We even used different scents for different rooms. Thieves, with its spicy aroma, was great in the kitchen - made us think something delicious was baking. Purification, with its citrusy smell, was great in the bathroom, making it smell clean and fresh. And Lavender was awesome in the bedroom, making everyone feel so relaxed! It made the houses smell amazing!

With such a varied selection of uses, it's no wonder Lavender essential oil is called The Swiss Army Knife of Oils! Why not try some today? You'll be glad you did.

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