Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Join our Challenge!

Spring is literally days away...Are you ready for SPRING CLEANING!!?!  

Jump start your cleaning with a special challenge!  Join us for the 30 Days of Thieves Spring Cleaning Challenge!

Everyday in April, in a Facebook group called "30 days of Spring Cleaning with Thieves Cleaner", we will post a cleaning recipe, tip or trick to help you get your home ready for summer using Thieves Household Cleaner.  And yes, Thieves Cleaner has THAT many uses and more!

Are you with me?
#1 - Tell us you want to be added to the Facebook group by commenting below or contacting us through Facebook.
#2 - Make sure you have Thieves Concentrated Household Cleaner to participate.
#3 - Get ready to have fun cleaning!

  • If you are already a Young Living member, make sure you order or have Thieves Cleaner in your hands by April 1st.
  • If you are NOT a Young Living member, make sure you order the Cleaner from Leah or Ann before the 19th of March (Monday) to have it in time for the challenge.  We can give you a discount off the retail price too!

Cost:  Discounted price is $24.75 plus tax and shipping for the 14oz bottle.   If you are local, Ann or Leah will cover the shipping cost and there is no tax in Oregon.

Facts about Thieves:
NO toxic chemicals, plant based
Safe around animals and kids
Safe on all surfaces
It's super concentrated and just one capful makes a whole bottle of cleaner.  (normal dilution 30:1)
And it smells SO good.

Did you see our post on the Thieves cleaner last week?  Click HERE to see it.  Make sure you do and watch the AWESOME video on Thieves Cleaner.  After hearing the stories, you won't want to use anything else, we don't!.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Where to get the good stuff.

The answer isn't very simple.  You really do need to do your own research.  But, there are lots of suggestions that help you find the company that will best fit you.  Is Young Living the ONLY company with awesome pure oils?  Probably not.  It would be foolish for us to say that.  BUT we am confident that Young Living is providing the purest oil to us through their business model called Seed to Seal.  You can read about their sourcing and more HERE.

You can also read how to research on your own through specific questions you can ask the company you are looking at.  A very in-depth process is described here by Dr. Eric Z.  His article gives you the tools to do this yourself.  He does not give you a list nor does he recommend any particular company.    Click HERE to read that article.

Another resource that I would like to point you to is Jen O'Sullivan and her company comparison list.  Not only is it very detailed but helps you on your way to be diligent in your research.  She personally contacted each company on the chart to get the answers listed there.  You can see it HERE!

So......do you want to know why I put in a picture of Peppermint oil here.  Because it is a very telling oil.  It should smell like a freshly crushed peppermint leaf and NOT like a candy cane.  If it does smell like a candy cane, it is because it is over processed.

Then, there is ACTION.  What is action?  That is "how the oil works".  So, if you find that a certain oil really does something good for you, go ahead and try it from different companies.  Monitor how you react to each brand and choose the brand that works the best for you.  This also means that you will want to see how many drops it takes to give you the same reaction.  Just because you used 4 drops of one brand doesn't mean you need 4 drops of another.  Test it out for yourself.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

It replaces soooo much!

Toxins are all around us.....they are in our cleaners.....and they can cause hormone disruptions.  Think about this....you clean your floors and then you or your children walk barefoot on the freshly cleaned floor.  Yuck!  All those toxins are on your skin and absorbing into your system.

What can you do?  Well......we have an answer for that!  See that little bottle to the left.  That is THE answer.   That bottle may look small (14oz) but it packs a big punch.  Why?  Because the normal dilution is 30:1!  That makes each bottle you make less than $1.

Would you like to learn more about this?  Please listen to
Dr Bob Haggerton talk about toxins in your cleaners and how they disrupt the hormones in your body.   You can start the video at about the 1:30 min mark.

Your kids NEED you to watch this video.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

We ain't got none of THAT!!

When I first started with essential oils, one of my reasons was to get chemicals out of my life!  When I first started to be aware of toxic chemicals, it was Sodium Laureth Sulfate.  I was shocked to find this in many of the products that I used on a daily basis.  I said to myself "This has GOT to stop!"  It was time to stop myself from letting those products into my house.  I AM the door keeper. 

From those first five products in my bathroom, I started to remove and replace with the toxic free versions.  So......now instead of 112 chemicals assaulting me every morning, that number is now ZERO!!!   Yes, you can do this too! 

Want to read about sodium laureth sulfate and it's dark background?  Click HERE to read on the Environmental Working Group's page on this cancer causing agent.

So, what is a person to do when they want to ditch the chemicals and switch to a better option?  Here is where Young living can step in and save the day!  Click HERE to read an awesome article on the ingredients that we DO NOT have in our products! 

Convinced yet?  I hope you are.  When you are ready to jump on the Ditch and Switch train, you let us know and we'll be able to help you out!!  AND not only do we have oils but our Thieves Cleaning products are perfect for getting rid of most of the products you have under your sink as well as dental and dish products.  Since I have been using the Thieves Aromabright toothpaste, I've had the best dental checkups EVER!!

Don't wait......start your path to a better life today.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

NEW kit, NEW diffuser, PERFECT for you!

TODAY is a great day!  Why?  Because we just released the long awaited Premium Starter Kit that features the Desert Mist diffuser. 
I can hear you saying......"What is the big deal?"  Well......many of us have been enjoying this diffuser because it has so many more functions than all the others.

  • Eleven different light settings!
  • Three different time settings up to 10 hours.
  • The Desert Mist is can be added to practically any existing décor and is very stylist.
If you would like to see it in action, CLICK HERE!

Now......to add to the fun, our Premium Starter Kit oils have been updated and we love the changes.  You can see the contents of the kit below.  

AND in addition to that, you are eligible to be a member of our private Facebook sharing group called A Drop A Day.  This 2,000+ member group is full of sharing and question answering for lots of learning.  

AND......you get us!!  We are always teaching about new oils and are available to help you in your journey to wellness!

So, let us help you get started on your wellness journey today!

Your Premium Starter Kit Includes:
  • Dew Drop Diffuser or the Desert Mist diffuser (we highly recommend this one!)
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Citrus Fresh® 5ml
    • Raven® 5-ml
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Sample packet of Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge newsletter

Sunday, February 11, 2018

10 Diffuser Mistakes!

I know that this video will benefit many of you.  Jen O'Sullivan has a wonderful facebook page called JenOSullivanAuthor.  You can see sooo many wonderful videos that teach.  BUT I know that many of you are not on Facebook so wanted you to see this important teaching!

Thank you Jen for your willingness to share. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Fun, Fantastic and Savvy!!

You wear makeup almost everyday, especially if you work.  With the toxic chemicals in makeup (see our other post about that HERE), your skin is assaulted all day long.  We can change that for you with a product that is FREE from those chemicals and easy to use.  Enter Savvy Minerals makeup!!

In our recent Skin Care class the students learned all about chemical free skin care products.  They learned the correct order of skin care and heard how they can improve the texture of their skin and shrink the size of the pores on their face.  Sampling a vast majority of the products we carry helped them know which ones they really loved.  They witnessed a Live demo of the new Savvy Minerals Makeup and were able to color match their skin to choose the right foundation color.  What is more fun than women playing with makeup, right?  It is sooo easy to use!  If I can do it, anyone can!

We are offering this interactive class again!!  We want YOU to learn how to get those nasty chemicals out of your bathroom so we are offering a repeat class! You'll get to experience the same hands on fun!

When:        February 3rd at 7pm
Where:       Ann's home
Class Fee:  $20

AND we are able to make THIS class even better!  How?  Well, it just so happens that on February 1st, you will be able to purchase a Premium Starter Kit (PSK) that is Savvy Minerals makeup!!  That makes you a Young Living wholesale member by getting makeup that you already use!  You'll be able to purchase any Young Living product at the full wholesale discount any time you wish when you get the Savvy PSK.  There are four different Savvy Minerals kits.  Each one has a different set of products.  The kit is fabulous!!!  AND it is the only way you can get the foundation brush outside of the brush set.

The kit includes:
  • Foundation
  • Three Eyeshadows
  • Blush
  • Misting Spray (a perfect companion)
  • Lip Gloss
  • Foundation brush (this brush is amazingly soft to the skin)
  • 5ml Lavender Essential Oil
The retail value on the kit is approx. $250.  
The wholesale value is $190
Your price of the kit is $150!!!!!

When was the last time you purchased 8 quality makeup products for only $150?  

So.......what are you waiting for?  Comment below or contact Ann or Leah on their facebook pages and say "I'm coming!"  We'll even have some oil infused goodies for you to eat and an oil infused make & take project for you to take home!  

The presentation of this Premium Starter Kit is beautiful.  Watch it on this Facebook page.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Do you really absorb chemicals in makeup?

The simple answer is YES!!  This is a big reason why we LOVE our new Savvy Minerals Makeup and Young Living Skin Care.  In fact, we just got done with our Skin Care class last Saturday and we all learned so much.  Essential oils hitch hike on botanicals and offer wonderful benefits for your skin. 

You might like to read this article about chemicals in cosmetics!  HERE

AND......stay tuned because there will be a brand new premium starter kit featuring the Savvy Minerals Makeup.  It will be available on February 1st and is the perfect way for you to enter into membership with Young Living and get wonderful makeup!  Each kit will contain:

One Foundation (you choose one of four colors - Cool 2, Warm 2, Dark 1, and Dark 4)

Then it contains pre-picked colors designed to go with your chosen foundation.
1 Blush
3 Eye Shadows
1 Misting Spray
1 Foundation Brush (these are AWESOME.....so soft! and they pick up the minerals perfectly)
1 Lipgloss

This kit's retail value is somewhere around $250 and will be available to you for only $150!!!

More info about the kit including pictures coming soon!

Here is a video about the kit!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Essential Oils don't work!!

Essential Oils are Everywhere.  Some are very good, many are full of additives making them worthless.  So when someone says that Essential Oils don't work, my first question to them is....Have you ever tried them?  If so, where did you purchase them from?  Many times the answer is that they purchased them from the grocery store.  Therein lies the reason they don't think they work.  BUT.......there is a TON of information out there that proves why Essential Oils DO work!  Read on this awesome article written by Doug Corrigan.  


What do you say to someone when they pontificate that essential oils don’t work? Do you share your experience, only to have them say that your observations are nothing more than the “placebo effect”?

Here are 5 points that help them see the light. The approach I outline below is based on my experiences in the western framework of medicine. My (Doug Corrigan)  Ph.D. is in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and I have spent a good deal of my career developing biomedical tools for the pharmaceutical industry to help them discover new drugs through the western approach to medicine. What I am suggesting is in line with what I believe to be the steps necessary to cause a rational thinking mind to overcome certain barriers that may exist.

1) The Volume of Peer-Reviewed Published Research on Essential Oils- A good first step would be to sit down at a computer with your friend, or ask them to go through this exercise on their own time. First, go to “Google Scholar.” Google Scholar searches the world’s library of peer-reviewed journal articles, and is more comprehensive than PubMed. However, you can certainly go through this same exercise in PubMed.
Type in the phrase “essential oils” in quotations to search for that exact phrase in the title, abstract, or keywords of the papers. That search will return 2 million results. You can also search for “essential oil”, and that will return ~500,000 results. Now, not all of these articles will be about the health benefits of essential oils, but you can peruse from page to page and find an endless litany of titles and abstracts of peer-reviewed research papers about essential oils, their mechanism of action, and their documented health benefits. To get more specific, you can search for the following phrases:

“essential oil” bioactivity
“essential oil” clinical
“essential oil” effect
“essential oil” health
“essential oil” properties
“essential oil” (any specific bioactivity or mechanism of action)

You can also search for the plural form “essential oils” in combination with any of these other key words.
This may be the first eye-opening experience required by your friend to realize that there may be real science behind essential oils.

2) The Track Record and History of Essential Oils - Essential Oils are not new or some fad. Essential oils, plant extracts, and herbal preparations have an astonishing and robust history that extends back thousands of years through many ancient cultures. This is the largest clinical trial in the history of mankind --a clinical trial that was performed on millions of people with different nationalities and genetic backgrounds, over thousands of years. Many of these cultures were disconnected in geography and time and, yet, they all converged on the same conclusion: Plants have amazing medicinal qualities. This is well documented in ancient texts, archeology, and other literature. Western medicine is really the new kid on the block, and because it’s comparatively young, the long-term effects of western medicine are unknown. Egypt (3000 B.C), China (2700 B.C), India (3000-2000 B.C.), Greece (400 B.C.), Rome (1st Century A.D.), Persia (1000 A.D.), Europe (Middle Ages), and France (1800’s – Present) all have volumes of texts that describe the medicinal qualities of hundreds upon hundreds of different plant extracts.

This knowledge was not translated into the modern era until scientists, doctors, and chemists in France began formalizing and advancing this knowledge in the practice of “aromatherapy” in the 19th and 20th centuries. These “fathers of aromatherapy” include individuals such as René-Maurice Gattefossé, Jean Valnet, Paul Belaiche, Jean-Claude Lapraz, Daniel Pénoël, and Pierre Franchomme. During the 1800’s and 1900’s, these pioneers reinvigorated the ancient use of essential oils and plant extracts, and reframed their use into what is now known as aromatherapy. The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) references the prescription of essential oils for certain medical conditions as a standard medical practice, and this is practiced routinely in German and France, with increasing prevalence in the U.K. The U.S. pharmacopoeia is woefully negligent in this area and, in my opinion, requires updating.

In summary, western medicine is the experiment. Natural medicine is tried and true, and there’s plenty of documentation to prove that point.

3) Plant Molecules Form the Basis of Western Medicine - Most people are unaware that the over 50% of modern drug compounds are molecules that are either directly copied or inspired by molecules that are found in natural products, such as plants. When western medicine started in the early 1800’s with the isolation and identification of singular compounds, the cadre of drugs that resulted were derived primarily from plants. Morphine, Codeine, Atropine, Ephedrine, Quinine, Aspirin, Theobromine, and many others were all derived from natural plant sources. Continuing into the 1900’s, and even today, this practice continues. Why? For a variety of reasons, including:

A) Natural compounds are much better at interacting with and binding other natural molecules (like the molecules that make up our bodies) because they are compatible. Naturally derived molecules are more inclined to specifically interact and bind with the shapes that are associated with other natural molecules.

B) There is a symbiotic relationship between certain plants and animals in which plants produce and harbor molecules to sustain and promote health. Therefore, the probability of discovering a molecule in plants that benefits health is much greater than the probability of discovering a drug through screening millions of artificially created molecules designed in a lab.

C) The chemical diversity of molecules in nature is not reproducible by artificial, synthetic means. Many of the chemical structures (i.e., molecular shapes) found in nature are practically impossible to reproduce in a lab. Yet, it is these diverse structures that are needed to design or discover molecules that offer novel bioactivities to treat health conditions.

“Chemists started making libraries of hundreds of thousands to millions of compounds. But they were simple compounds. Mother Nature doesn’t make simple compounds. Mother Nature wants compounds that fit into particular places.” – Dr. David Newman

A comprehensive study by Dr. David Newman (former director of the Natural Products Division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)) showed that over a 25-year period from 1981-2006, 52% of the 1,186 new drug molecules developed and approved by the FDA were directly copied or inspired by a natural product. These FDA approved drugs include pain killers, anesthetics, anti-Alzheimer’s, antidepressants, anti-allergy, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antiviral, and anticancer medications, among many others.

Grasp the ramifications of this quote from the Scripps Research Institute in Florida:
“Natural products remain the best sources of drugs and drug leads, and this remains true today …….Natural products possess enormous structural and chemical diversity that is unsurpassed by any synthetic libraries. About 40% of the chemical scaffolds found in natural products are absent in today’s medicinal chemistry repertoire. Natural products represent the richest source of novel molecular scaffolds and chemistry."

Essential oils are comprised of hundreds of structurally diverse molecules that work together synergistically in our cells. The research of biochemists and molecular biologists has uncovered a microcosm of the interactions that take place between essential oil constituents, and the biomolecules that comprise our cells, as well as the interactions that take place between the constituents

and bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The Mechanism of Action (MOA) has been identified at the molecular level for certain constituents, and there is a great deal yet to discover. The bottom line is there is substantial research that connects the way they work at the molecular level to the positive health effects observed at the physiological level.

4) Modern Day Testimonials – There are literally millions of people benefiting from the use of essential oils today. Young Living alone now has 4 million members. Over the last 2 decades, the growth in aromatherapy has created a very large grass roots community of millions of people who have testimonies associated with the positive health benefits of using essential oils. Testimonial sites, blogs, and social media groups attempt to capture many of these stories, and the sheer volume and consistency of these testimonials provides strong evidence that the health benefits being observed in our modern era parallel those recorded by ancient cultures.

5) I (Doug Corrigan) have witnessed the benefits of using essential oils for my family, especially my children. Because of my western pharmaceutical background, I was very skeptical that essential oils could provide any sort of efficacy. The effects that I have observed in my family, and myself, over the last 4 years has erased any doubt whatsoever in my mind that they do, indeed, work very effectively. Some of the occurrences that I witnessed over the years were miraculous by western-science standards, and could not be attributed to a placebo effect due to the nature of the results that I observed. What’s your story? I think when you combine the four points that I discuss above with your own personal story, a very convincing picture begins to emerge – one that would hopefully intrigue any skeptical individual who is open to learning more.