Hello! My name is Nicole and I’m one of the founders of Tangerines & Thyme. I’m married to an amazing guy (John) who happens to be a cardiac ICU nurse and together we live in Phoenix, Arizona with our two little boys JJ (born 2009) and Christian (born 2011). Some of you may know me from my other venture, Mommy Moxie, where I make maternity hospital gowns for pregnant mamas, Tula accessories for all those awesome baby wearers out there, and other custom items for parents looking for something a little unique.
My holistic health journey actually started a long time ago. I am fortunate enough to have grown up in a household where my own mother was a little ahead of her time; our family lived a pretty natural lifestyle that included limited sugar, no refined grains and very little dairy. We hardly ever saw actual MD’s (more naturopaths) and my parents were quite good at limiting the amount of antibiotics that we took. Thankfully, we were all pretty healthy (and still are). It wasn’t until I moved out of my parent’s house after college that my health changed. Now I know this was due to the introduction of processed foods, sugary soda and other diet changes, but at the time I had no clue.
Although I had dabbled here and there with natural remedies, it wasn’t until the birth of our second son that I really started to overhaul our lives. We eliminated toxic chemicals from our home (including candles, those smelly wax burning units, and cleaners) and started using more natural products. Some of those products were essential oils. I had no idea that there was a difference in the quality of oils and was buying my oils from the local health food store (yes, I know, insert wailing face emoji here). When Diana first mentioned Young Living, I scoffed at the idea of a Multilevel Marketing company concept and oils…until I got my hands on some. Then I was sold. I talk about it more in the video below, but after researching Young Living, I knew that their Seed to Seal guarantee was the only option for me. That was in 2015 and I haven’t looked back, nor regretted a single purchase.
Whenever I have spare time, you can find me reading, sewing, searching through antique stores for vintage goodies such as children’s books and Pyrex, or camping and enjoying the outdoors with my family.
Favorite Oils: Vetiver, Joy, Copaiba, Lavender, Purification and Release
Personal Instagram: mommymoxie
YL Member Number (and clickable sign-up link): 2539183