Wednesday, July 10, 2019

IEOD!


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Do you know what IEOD is?  Well, it is today, July 11th!  

INTERNATIONAL 
ESSENTIAL OIL DAY!  

Why the 11th of July?.....well, that just happens to be the birthday of the founder of Young Living, D. Gary  Young.  Gary is now gone but his business continues at 25 years old.  He was a pioneer in the essential oil business making it was it is today and I am happy to celebrate this day.  EOs have definitely changed the way I think about what is in my home and what I put on my body.

Are you ready to start your own journey with essential oils to make you life better!  If you are, contact us with the little contact me section to the right and we will make sure we start you with excellent information and the best essential oils around!

What is your perfect summer day?

When I think of a perfect summer day it involves a beautiful sandy beach, a bright sunny day, lime green flip flops, a big straw hat and a tropical drink with a cute magenta umbrella in it!  I love magenta and lime green together!
Sadly, you can’t spend every day like this, but you can sip on some iced tea, grab some of those cute umbrellas in the dollar store and whip up some mojito room spray to bring the scent of a favorite tropical drink inside!
You’ll need:
4 drops lime
2 drops peppermint
2 drops spearmint
1 oz witch hazel
1 oz water
Add essential oils to a 2 oz glass spray bottle. Top with witch hazel & water. Gently shake before spraying and imagine you’re at the beach!

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Spring Cleaning our Emotions Part 2

Special Thank you to Heather Hill from The Mix for this awesome info.  If you are interested in any of the oils listed below, let us know through the contact form to the right.
Here is Heather's excellent info on oils for our emotions.
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As a rule, I do not enjoy cleaning, ๐Ÿ˜‰ but there is just something about spring cleaning that I love. It’s such a great feeling after all the clutter is cleared out and everything is fresh and new. As you are clearing out the clutter from your drawers and closets, take a little time for your heart and soul too! Let’s grab a few oils and clear out the emotional clutter that weighs us down.
Did you know that every oil has a physical and emotional benefit? Sniff the oil, your reaction to the scent indicates your need, disgust indicates an emotional need, passion indicates a physical need. You can read more about it in this post by Tracy Moore, originally posted on April 4, 2018, https://www.facebook.com/groups/287620334939604?view=permalink&id=566406713727630
Three oils that I commonly hear people say they really do not like are Fennel, Clove and Oregano. Let’s see how we can do some emotional spring cleaning with these oils!
Fennel has a sweet and spicy scent. Known as the Oil of Responsibility, it promotes confidence and courage, and helps balance emotions. If you need to clear out self-doubt, low self-esteem, or lack of motivation, use Fennel to uplift your spirit and support feelings of courage to look at the part of yourself that lacks love. Those suffering from negative self-image or victim mentality may also benefit from this oil. If you are challenged by weight fluctuations, rooted in feelings of being unworthy of love, it’s time to get your Fennel Vitality out, take a drop under the tongue or at the roof of your mouth and enjoy its sweetness to curb the cravings caused by an emotional attachment to eating. Fennel encourages you to live in integrity with yourself despite the judgment of others.
Try a night time diffuser blend of 3 drops each of Fennel, Basil, Rosemary and Peppermint to promote a good night’s sleep.
Oregano is the Oil of Humility and Non-attachment. An emotional cleanser, it is also physically cleansing and purifying. If you need to clear out negative emotions, you need Oregano.
Oregano releases the fear of completion and thoughts of vulnerability, removes emotional blocks, clears negativity and cuts away negative attachments. Spring cleaning at its best!
Oregano encourages feelings of humility and may help a person to release the need to be right, diminishing harmful forms of pride, let go of unhelpful opinions (or the need to share them in unhelpful ways), and to learn not to cling tightly to the non-permanent. Those who have a need to be “right” all the time or always attempt to convert other people to their fixed opinions can make good use of Oregano. Their strong will makes them closed off to change and unwilling to budge. Oregano can help you break through a strong will. Oregano supports letting go of rigidity, willfulness, negative attachments and materialism.
Make a roller bottle with Oregano, Basil, Rosemary and Thyme to apply to the bottoms of your feet each night.
Clove is hot and spicy and when used aromatically, supports mental clarity involving boundaries. Energetically, mentally, and emotionally, Clove encourages feelings of empowerment and courage to break patterns of being victimized.
Clove may also help a person struggling with codependency, or those who find themselves too dominating or crossing the boundaries of others by also learning to stand independent of others. Are you a pushover? Clove will give you the courage to say “NO”.
Clove can help you reflect on the causes of our self-sabotaging behaviors and assists us in releasing them because they no longer serve us.
Clove blends well with Cinnamon and Orange essential oils. These three oils in the diffuser are divine!
Share in the comments which oil will you use to spring clean your emotions?

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Aroma of Love ๐Ÿ’•

 Dr. Lindsey Elmore is a Pharmacist with a passion on everything oils and more.  I saw this post from her on Facebook and thought that it was something I hadn't really thought of before.  I know that your brain has a fantastic memory for smells but this info took that to a brand new level.  If you want some excellent information, make sure you follow her.  Click HERE for her page.
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Did you know that being in love changes your sense of smell? And that the sense of smell is partially responsible for helping you fall in love. ❤️ 
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In a series of studies, women were asked to smell t-shirts from their partner, a friend, and strangers. Women who were more deeply in love are very accurately able to identify their partner’s attire. However, people who are less in love are also able to identify the shirt of their friend from the shirts ofstrangers. People who are deeply in love are less able to tell their friend’s shirt apart from the shirt worn by a stranger. ๐Ÿ’œ
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This is a theory known as deflection, and it argues that being in love with someone reduces the amount of attention that we give to other suitors. We know it happens with sight. Brain imaging suggests that lovers focus more attention on each other, and we spend relatively less attention to friends of the opposite sex. This study suggests that deflection also happens with the sense of smell. ๐Ÿ’›
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It is not surprising. Mammals recognize potential mates through the sense of smell. The chemical signals that we give off (human essential oils aka pheromones) communicate with potential mates and leads to many different physical and emotional effects. First, the hypothalamus is engaged. Without any conscious thought the hypothalamus changes the our hormones. Not surprisingly, large increases in hormones can be seen in men when they smell estrogen coming through a woman’s skin, and vice versa.๐Ÿ’š
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Some people say that pheromones make us more attractive, but this is not exactly true. Pheromones simply give off the aroma of sexual availability. So, don’t waste your money on perfumes that claim to contain pheromones. They don’t make you prettier, just give off the allure that you are looking for a mate. ๐Ÿ’™
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Get this fascinating snippet: our bodily aroma is actually governed by MHC genes in our immune system. The way the MHC genes combine in our bodies dictates how resistant we are to disease and our brain is naturally programmed to select a mate with a different MHC configuration than our own. This means that we are better able to produce offspring with a more robust immune system. In a study, a professor places t-shirts in cardboard boxes and asked participants to rate the shirts based on intensity, pleasantness and sexiness. The results showed that people consistently liked shirts from people with different MHC genes. ๐Ÿงก
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As the Germans say Ich kann ihn nicht riechen! If you hate the smell of someone. . .you never end up on date #2. ๐Ÿคข
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What else have you learned about the science of love? ๐Ÿ’—

Monday, April 8, 2019

New Things

I just love new things.  Sometimes it is a new Easter outfit.  Sometimes it is something big like a new car or house.  Sometimes it is tiny like new earrings or sometimes something super simple like a new book.  They all give me joy.

Well, today's joy is a couple of new products in the new Savvy Minerals by Young Living Makeup line.  A new brush cleaner and a scrubbing pad to go along with it.  Makes it so easy to give your brushes the proper care! 

Click on the catalog below!


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Spring Cleaning our Emotions

My recent personal life has had a ton of drama and emotional ups and downs with an aging parent.  Toxic environment abounded and daily living was severely altered.  I truly needed this spring cleaning of my own emotions.  So let's talk about oils that can help you to just that.
Oils that can help with releasing some negative emotions in order to be receptive to new experiences are Sacred Sandalwood and Patchouli.
Sandalwood is known for its ability to promote mental clarity (boy I really needed this as well as calming). It helps with focus and remaining calm simultaneously. Getting rid of those jitters is especially helpful when you have a big presentation to give or a situation requiring a lot of emotional and mental effort.  That last part was the best for me, emotional and mental support!
Sandalwood is relaxing and calming, and typically makes the list of essential oils most commonly used in aromatherapy to relieve feelings of stress, anxiousness, and feeling down. We definitely want to spring clean those emotions right out!
Here are a few ways to use Sandalwood.
  • Add to wrists or ankles during times when you feel stressed or overwhelmed 
  • Diffuse for everyone to experience the benefits, or inhale straight from the bottle
  • Drip a few drops into a bath for a relaxing experience

Patchouli is teasingly referred to as a “hippie oil”, but it has some incredible clearing benefits.
Patchouli essential oil, when inhaled, impacts hormones in a way that serotonin and dopamine are released. When these hormones are regulated, they assist the body in releasing feelings of anger and anxiousness.
According to the Essential Oil Desk Reference 7th Edition, Patchouli is “a relaxant that clarifies thoughts, allowing the discarding of jealousies, obsessions, and insecurities.” I don’t know about you, but those are emotions I definitely want to get rid of!
Here are a few ways to use Patchouli.
  • Add 15 drops to a 10 ml roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil like Young Living’s V-6, and roll onto wrists and back of neck
  • Diffuse 5 drops in your diffuser, especially during times of prayer and meditation
  • Add 10 drops to your bath water

How have you used Sandalwood or Patchouli oils?

As always....if you are interested in obtaining any of these emotional cleansing oils, contact us!


Friday, March 29, 2019

Great toxin free sink cleaner!

Thank you to Elizabeth Bailey who shares this!
Does anyone else, start cleaning dishes and think about how dirty your sink might be? Umm, I do!! If you’re like me, I have the recipe for you!
Sink Cleaner
Ingredients
Baking Soda
Thieves Cleaner
Vinegar
First, I take baking soda and sprinkle it all over my sink. Next I mix one capful of thieves cleaner with 4 cups of vinegar. I like to put this in a spray bottle and give it a good shake. I then spray the sink down and let it sit. After about five minutes, I scrub the sink and rinse it with warm water.
I love using this at least once a week. It leaves my sink shiny and grease free. The first time I did this, I could not believe how dirty my sponge was.


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Spot cleaner to go!

This genius idea is for all of you who are food klutzes like me!  How many times have you been out to lunch with friends or family when you go to take a bite and end up wearing the evidence on your shirt the whole rest of the day? Too many to count here! This DIY Thieves cleaner stain stick is super easy to whip up and carry in your purse for just when you seem to be as messy as me!
Fill a 10ml roller ball bottle half way with Thieves Household Cleaner then the rest with purified water. That
's it, so simple and so great to have on hand!

Friday, March 15, 2019

St Patty's Day extra!

What do you intend to do on St. Patty's Day.......do you celebrate by drinking some green beer with your friends.  OR, do you like some green eggs and ham with the kids in the morning.  No matter what you do, make sure you wear a little bit of the green whether you are Irish or not or you may get pinched!  

Here is a special St Patty's Day offer for you as my part in spreading a little bit of the green!  

For anyone who purchases wellness, abundance and purpose with one of our Premium Starter Kits, I'm offering a St Patty's Day bonus!!  You can take your pick of either Eucalyptus Radiata (perfect to support healthy breathing), or Citronella (perfect in sprays to keep summer annoyances away from your outdoor parties.)  They both retail for about $25!!  This offer is good until my available bottles are gone or until March 17th at 11 pm, whichever comes first.

So, which kit would you like?  

The original Premium Starter Kit* features 11 essential oils AND a diffuser along with some wonderful samples.  It is on sale until stock is gone and it sells for $144 (normally $160) plus tax and shipping.   Select this one fast before it sells out!

The updated Premium Starter Kit** features 12 essential oils AND a diffuser along with some samples that I know you will love.  It sells for $165 plus tax and shipping.

Choose which free oil you want with your kit and you have the ability to support wellness in all your body functions and feelings!  Let me know which Premium Starter Kit you think you want and I'll get you started.  I have limited amount of the two free oils (three Eucalyptus Radiata and four Citronella).  Once they are gone, the free offer is gone!

So, celebrate St. Patty's day with a little bit of green that will support your wellness WAY longer than a green beer or egg!


*The Original Premium starter Kit contains the following 5ml oils: Copaiba, Lavender, Lemon, Frankincense, Peppermint, Thieves, Digize, Panaway, Citrus Fresh, Raven, and Stress Away.

**The Updated Premium Starter Kit contains the following 5ml oils: Lavender, Lemon, Frankincense, Peppermint, Thieves, Digize, Panaway, Citrus Fresh, Raven, Stress Away, Valor and Peace & Calming..

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Danger in your mouth



Toxins are everywhere and they are also IN something most of you put into your mouth everyday.

You brush your teeth everyday, but do you have any clue what toxins could be brimming on your bristles while you brush? Many toothpastes on the market include a host of harmful ingredients. You may not believe that a daily dollop of toothpaste could cause harm, but it adds up over time. It is estimated that the average person will use 20 gallons of toothpaste in their lifetime!

Below are 7 Ingredients you want to avoid in your toothpaste.

Fluoride
The fluoride used in toothpaste is sodium fluoride and is considered an over-the-counter drug by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In fact, warning labels are required by the FDA on all fluoride toothpastes and dental care products shipped since 1997. The warning reads as follows:
“Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.”
Today, 95 percent of all toothpaste sold in the U.S. contains fluoride, according to the Fluoride Action Network. However, too much fluoride can cause a condition known as fluorosis that discolors or spots tooth enamel and affects 41 percent of American adolescents, according to the CDC. When you consider that fluoride is added to more than 70 percent of the country’s water supply, suddenly we are dealing with a potential overdose. Opt for fluoride-free brands.

• Artificial sweeteners
Sorbitol, a liquid that keeps toothpaste from drying out, is a laxative that can cause diarrhea in children. Saccharin, another artificial sweetener, has been linked to bladder cancer, brain tumors and lymphoma in rodents. Instead, try stevia or xylitol as natural sweetener alternatives; the latter has been shown to also prevent tooth decay by increasing saliva, thus decreasing bacteria, in the mouth.

Artificial colors
Synthetic colors are derived from coal tar. Only seven colors remain on the FDA’s approved list; all others have been banned. Yellow #5 is under review due to links to hyperactivity, anxiety, migraines and cancer. If your toothpaste contains these, keep shopping.

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
Originally used to clean floors, sodium lauryl sulfate is a detergent known to cause microscopic tears in the mouth (which can lead to canker sores). It’s an ingredient that makes toothpaste foam; look for glycyrrhizin as a healthier alternative.

Carrageenan
Derived from red seaweed, carrageenan is added to thicken toothpaste, but it’s been linked to gastrointestinal inflammation, ulcers and even colon cancer in laboratory animals. While food-grade carrageenan sounds safe, it’s also been linked to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mice.

Propylene glycol
This is the main active ingredient in antifreeze and is used to soften cosmetic products. It has been linked to damage to the central nervous system, liver and heart.

Triclosan
Triclosan is added to personal care products to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. An FDA banon using it in body wash and soaps goes into effect Sept. 6. However, triclosan is still used in the Colgate Total line of toothpastes, according to Consumer Reports. Studies link triclosan to a decrease in thyroid hormones and an increase in antibiotic resistance, as well as tumors in mice.

No photo description available.So what did I do to make sure those ingredients didn't make their way into my body?  I keep my teeth and gums healthy by using Young Living’s AromaBright Toothpaste. It gently brushes away daily buildup and helps combat the effects of unsightly staining. It’s tough on buildup, but its smooth, plant-based formula is gentle on teeth and their delicate enamel.  You know that furry feeling you get on your teeth just an hour after brushing......that doesn't happen with AromaBright.  I have had the best cleanings ever using it and the hygienist has been very pleased.  So, make your hygienist pleased!


Monday, March 11, 2019

Original kit happiness!



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Here is a happy announcement!  Young Living just released the sweetest surprise this morning!
Starting today, at 11 AM CST, the Classic Desert Mist Premium Starter Kit will be 10% off, making the kit $144.  (Originally $160)
This is the original kit that included: Frankincense, Raven, Citrus Fresh, Stress Away, PanAway, Lavender, Copaiba Vitality, DiGize Vitality, Thieves Vitality, Lemon Vitality, Peppermint Vitality. Along with 2 NingXia Red packets and Thieves Household Cleaner sample packet.  AND the Desert Mist diffuser that has 11 light settings and up to 10 hours of diffusing!  
Below is a list that broke this kit down into practical ways you can take and use every item to Spring clean your home and body. 
Are you ready to start your healthy lifestyle using essential oils?  Contact us using the contact form to the right or on Facebook messenger!!  You'll be truly blessed with the start of your new lifestyle.
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Friday, March 8, 2019

Old Standby.


Thieves is getting a lot of attention this month as we share about many of the household uses with the Thieves product line to keep your home clean. Let's not forget to give credit to an old standby, Lemon essential oil, for its effectiveness in helping us stay clean.

Germs on a Plane! Forget snakes, oilers, even the likes of Samuel L. Jackson would cringe at the thought of sneezy, sniffling airline passengers...sticky-handed kiddos...and fellow flyers smuggling stinky to-go food on his flight! We've all been there. Looking around at the gate, our imaginations run wild as we begin to wonder how that 15-minutes between this and the last flight could possibly be enough time to totally sanitize that Boeing top to bottom, right?

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While we always think of Thieves in a pinch when it comes to killing bacteria (I'm sure you've all seen the petri dish tests up against bleach --> BOOM!), use of the oil or spray may be too strong for some in a confined space shared by many people, so Thieves wipes and Thieves Hand Purifier are great alternatives on a plane. BUT, after many flights, I have found that one of the simplest and most cost-effective single oils (also from the Young Living Premium Starter Kit) is KING OF THE FRIENDLY SKIES!
Enter the cleansing action of Lemon oil, the most basic scent we associate with cleanliness, and one most will welcome even on a packed or cranky flight!

On a plane, I'm always pack'n travel tissues and a mini 1oz glass spray bottle filled with 10 drops of Lemon YLEO and topped off with water. If you don't have a spray, just bring your Lemon oil and add a drop straight from the bottle to your tissue and get to work before snapping that seatbelt. Wipe down your hand rests and tray table, and even the TV and controller on those longer flights, and heck, do us all a favor and spray down the lavatory, if you must go in there!

If it's a long or particularly stinky flight, try a drop of Lemon oil on a diffuser necklace or tissue then tuck it into your top jacket pocket (instant aroma-fashion!) then breathe deeply to enjoy the germ-slaying mini diffusion (is that a word?) before take-off! I always wear a round cotton headband on long flights because it doubles as a scarf that can easily be turned into a diffuser around the neck or over the nose and mouth too (ATV lovers who want to avoid inhaling mud and dust on the trails know what I'm talking about here). If the hacking and stinking hits an all-time high on the plane, just apply a drop of Lemon oil to a tissue and stuff it into your scarf then pull it up over your the bridge of your nose and breathe deeply!

Oh, and you may also want to huff Lemon straight from the bottle if there's drama on the plane and you're in a hurry to detach and have peace all the way to your Final Destination (just don't watch that movie before flying). Now, repeat after me: I'm inhaling bright, refreshing, uplifting awesomeness, and exhaling yucky in-flight plane germs, smells and drama!

You might also find the uplifting aroma of Lemon oil to provide positive emotional support if you're down about leaving home or not super psyched about a business trip (must not be for Young Living because convention, team meet-ups, and rank retreats are always fun!) or maybe you're just bummed to be returning from your totally dreamy but too-short vacation! Just sniff and go to your happy place, oiler. You got this and all in one little yellow bottle.

Once your tray tables are up and you've returned your seat to the upright and most uncomfortable position, repeat all the same tips on the way out of the airport upon arrival making sure to help us out with a Lemon spritz in the closest-to-your-gate bathroom and don't forget a wipe-down of your suitcase handle because, a lot of hands have handled that handle by the time you arrive! Hotels, car rentals and Uber rides.....you get the idea, right!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Bad Vibes


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I know that this has happened to me....you know when you enter a room, whether at home or office, and there is just this 'bad' vibe in the room?  Sometimes it just hangs in the air like a heavy blanket.  Well, Here is a way you can help that atmosphere!  Palo Santo Essential Oil!

Palo Santo has a very distinct woodsy aroma which is positive and cleansing. It is found in South America and the name literally means, “sacred wood”.  Many Incans in South America have used it for years to clear the air of negative energy. That is exactly the bad vibe I was talking about!!  

The essential oil comes from the same botanical family as Frankincense and Myrrh. And here is the most interesting part of this oil......Young Living only distills the wood of dead, fallen trees! Peru government governs the harvest.  You'll find that the live trees may NOT be cut.  Only the fallen branches and twigs are harvested. Some say that the wood has to be dead for two years! 

If you are interested in getting your own bottle of Palo Santo, contact us using the contact form to the right.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

ART is my favorite!



For decades I haven't used soap on my face.  Why?  Because I knew soap was drying and I didn't need that!  I also didn't use any kind of foundation type makeup and so didn't need to remove that type of makeup.  Hot water, toner and some moisturizer from a well known makeup company.  As I started to live my more natural lifestyle, I found that the toner and moisturizer I had been using had a number of toxins in it that I just didn't want on/in my body!  You do know that your skin is the largest organ of your body, right?'
I didn't have a good replacement for what I had deleted but my skin didn't 'seem' to notice the change.  Then I noticed something strange happening.  I found that the pores around my nose area had enlarged.  WHAT?  How and why did that happen?  
Fast forward three years to today.  Several things happened to change my skin care regimen.  First I learned from my Young Living Beauty School that after washing your face, you should definitely use toner.  Why?  Because toner helps to tighten your pores.  Well, now, that was an answer.  The second thing that changed my regimen was the Savvy Mineral Makeup from Young Living.  I was NEVER a user of cream foundation because I hated the way it felt on my skin. When the Savvy Minerals entered the scene, I found that the mineral makeup was so light I didn't even know I had it on! And I loved the way I looked wearing it.  But it also presented a new problem for me......how to clean my face with my normal hot water wasn't cutting it.  
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So.....enter in the ART skin care system by Young Living.  It doesn't have any of the toxins that I was trying to avoid.  The cleanser was perfect for removing the mineral makeup.  The toner did its job and my pores around the nose area are back to normal for me!  Then the moisturizer......it feels so wonderful on my skin.  I often add an essential oil to it as well.  Frankincense is a favorite as well as Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood.  Both are excellent for skin support which my older skin needed. 
So, the safe natural solution to remove and cleanse our face at the end of the day is the ART system, in my opinion!  
It is only 3 steps.
  • I gently wash my face with the cleaner. (That bottle has lasted me for months)
  • Tone with the toner (I only use about 5 drops on a cotton ball)
  • And moisturize to begin and end my day on a fresh note. (One little squirt)
The moisturizer is already Infused with essential oils like Frankincense, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Melissa, and Lavender, so I know I am using the best essential oils for my skin.  I just sometimes bump it up with a little extra!

If you are interested in any products we list on our posts, please contact us using the contact form to the right!  We will be happy to help you out!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Steve Martin in my head

So you remember the movie, The Jerk, starring Steve Martin.  One of my favorite clips from that movie is when he runs around screaming "The new phone books are here!  The new phone books are here!"  He was soooo excited.

Well, today I'm excited but for the 2019 Young Living Catalog!  The new catalogs are here!  This catalog will include all the new oils that have been added to our lineup as well as any other new products! 

You can view it HERE.  If you are interested in a catalog of your own, they are $10 including postage from me to you.


Monday, February 4, 2019

My favorite 'F' word!

You thought it would be something else I bet but my favorite 'F' word is Frankincense!  From ancient days, Frankincense has been a highly acclaimed oil and good enough to be brought to baby Jesus. You will find yourself feeling calmer and more grounded by simply removing the top of the essential oil bottle and taking a big whiff! 
Every morning Frank jumps into my moisturizer and give my face the skin support that it craves!  Results?  Beautiful skin!  
Want to support normal cell health?  Just add a drop of Frank Vitality into your Ningxia Red drink or in a veggie capsule.   Who wouldn’t love to support normal cell health with a drop of Frankincense Vitality added to their NingXia Red or in a veggie capsule?!
I've also heard that you can diffuse Frankincense while you are studying and then use it on a piece of diffuser jewelry when you take the test you studied for!  Result....better recall.  Give it a try!

If you are interested in trying Frankincense for yourself, contact us using the form to the right and we can order for you.  BTW.....it is also one of the oils in our Premium Starter Kit!!

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

For the love of Peppermint!

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Oh, Peppermint!!  When you are diffused, your fresh and minty scent invigorates my mind and body!!  You presence on my feet make me energized during my workouts!  You are the perfect complement to sugar scrubs.    When I diffuse you with Lemon and Lavender, you make seasonal breathing so much easier.  Placing you on the back of my neck is not only cooling in the summer but can simmer down a nagging head. 

And you, Peppermint Vitality, I can always count on you to freshen my breath.  You also soothe my stomach after I add you to a glass of water.  When I bake, you make anything chocolate taste amazing. 

We have just touched the surface of you, dear Peppermint!!

If you would like to be able to have your own Peppermint, contact us using the contact form to the right!



Saturday, February 2, 2019

For the love of Thieves!

During the month of February, most people turn their attention to all things we love.  For many it is date nights, roses, chocolates, and family time.  But today, I would like to take some time to express my love for one of my favorite Young Living products.  (I'll post more throughout the month)  
Young Living has a ton of products that I really love from basic essential oils to personal care products that show love to our bodies.  And don't forget products to take care of our home; where our hearts reside.
Thieves.......you were one of the first Young Living blends I fell in love with. Your Christmas-like spicy scent comforts me but I know I can diffuse you any time of year and rub you on the hands and feet of all my family members including the kids!  And, now I can enjoy you in the handy premade roller bottle as well!
I love adding a drop or two of Thieves Vitality to teas, apples, and sweet treats for a boost of wellness.  My mother gets a drop in many of her morning protein smoothies to support her immune system.  My feet see Thieves often at night and in the morning to boost my immune system.  You can also drop some in your Ningxia Red drink to give you a double whammie of immune support.  

To get Thieves for yourself, contact us using the contact form to the right!  With the winter months, you can use all the immune support you can get!!


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Friday, February 1, 2019

Do you have Winter Face?

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In the Pacific Northwest, we experience harsh cold weather on a random basis and not for very long.  BUT, one thing that winter does for most of us is dry out our skin.  Why would that happen in the PNW where we aren't getting the snow and wind like the frigid mid West?  Well.......most all of us are using our heating system which naturally dries out the air in your home.  For those of you living in the other parts of the country where Old Man Winter is making it miserable, your skin is even drier.

Dry skin just looks dull.  Have you ever noticed that?  It just craves a little moisture!  So, let's help it out with a couple of things!  First let's talk about a DIY toner.

This DIY toner works great to restore the skin’s pH, reduce the appearance of pores, and refreshes tried Winter skin. Plus, it feels amazing on the skin and is free from toxic chemicals!! So that is a win-win!

DIY Toner  Special thanks to Leslie White of The Mix for sharing.
Ingredients:
๐Ÿ’ฆ4 oz spray bottle
๐Ÿ’ฆWitch hazel (alcohol-free)
๐Ÿ’ฆApple cider vinegar or ACV
๐Ÿ’ฆDistilled water
๐Ÿ’ฆ15 drops Young Living Frankincense Essential OIl
๐Ÿ’ฆ15 drops Young Living Lavender Essential OIl
๐Ÿ’ฆ5-10 drops Young Living Tea Tree Essential Oil or other skin loving Young Living oils like Manuka or Kunzea
๐Ÿ’ฆ5 drops Young Living Patchouli Essential Oil
Directions:
▪️Add oils and swirl to combine
▪️Fill 1/4 up with witch hazel
▪️Fill 1/4 up with ACV
▪️Fill rest with water
▪️Swirl to combine before use
How To use:
After cleansing face, spray directly on skin or onto cotton round and apply to skin. Let soak in before moisturizing, and enjoy!

Super Easy Moisturizer

One of my favorite ways to moisturize my face is to use Jojoba carrier oil and Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil.  Why Jojoba?  If you look at the Comedogenic chart about carrier oils, it rates them from 1 to 5 with 1 being the best.  Jojoba is a 2 so I know that it shouldn't clog my pores on my face.  

So, every morning I use three to four drops of Jojoba oil and add a drop of the Frankincense.  I know what you next question will be!  Why Frankincense?  Because Frank (my favorite) is superior for your skin support and is wonderful in evening out skin tone.  

To get any of the oils listed in this post, please contact us using the contact form to the right!  We'll get you taken care of!


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Updated!!

How does it make you feel when something you love gets even better?  Can you imagine getting 50,000 extra miles on your car warranty?  How about getting an extra order of fries for the same price as the meal you always get?  How about finding out that it was Senior day at the market and getting 10% off your order?!!!!

Well, our beloved Premium Starter Kit got one of the best upgrades I've ever seen!!  Instead of 11 essential oils, it now has 12!!  AND one of the oils was replaced with one of the most loved oils Young Living offers!!  They also added more of our loved product!  So, what does it have?


Your Premium Starter Kit now Includes:
  • Desert Mist or the Dew Drop Diffuser 
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Citrus Fresh® Vitality™ 5ml
    • Raven® 5-ml
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
    • Valor® 5-ml
    • Peace & Calming® - 5-ml
    • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • Two AromaGlide™ Roller Fitments
  • Sample packet of Thieves Household Cleaner
  • Two NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Thieves Hand Purifier - purse size
  • The Essential Oils magazine sample copy
  • The Edge (Young Living's monthly newsletter)
  • Current product guide
The retail value of this kit is almost $400 and it is only priced at $165!!!! (plus any state tax and about $7 shipping).  It is like a Black Friday sale year round!!  That is almost 60% off the retail price!!  This deal is so good that many existing members buy the kit just to get an extra diffuser and refills of their favorite oils.  

AND........On top of the kit, you get exclusive entry into our private Facebook group with over 2200 members who share and answer your questions.  PLUS, you get the expertise of Leah and Ann to help you along your oily journey.

BUT WAIT........(you knew that was coming right?).........for a limited time, you'll also receive two books on essential oils.  One of them has recipes so you can blend your oils.  

We want you to experience wellness, purpose and abundance!  Contact us using the contact form to the right!!  This will be the BEST bang for your wellness buck this new year.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Do you have kids?

Image may contain: plantIf you have kids at home, you need SniffleEase!  That is a funny word isn't it?!  It just happens to be an essential oil blend that is formulated specifically for our little ones!  Yup, Young Living has our kids covered as well as adults!
As hard as we try as parents, there is just no way you can protect you kids.  They come in contact with all kinds of nasties when the are at school.  They touch other kids, they get dirty, they touch areas without washing their hands.  They just really go through a lot on a daily basis. This is especially true during seasonal changes or winter months, SniffleEase essential oil is key for protecting the wellness that you're try so hard to preserve in your kids.

So, what is in it?
Caprylic/capric glycerides, Eucalyptus bicostata† (Eucalyptus blue) oil, Bursera graveolens†(Palo ) wood oil, Lavandula angustifolia†(Lavender) oil, Hyptis suaveolens† (Dorado azul) seed oil, Cinnamomum camphora† (Ravintsara) leaf oil, Myrtus communis† (Myrtle) oil, Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, Origanum majorana† (Marjoram) leaf oil, Pinus sylvestris† (Pine) leaf oil, Eucalyptus citriodora† oil, Cupressus sempervirens† (Cypress) leaf/nut/stem oil, Eucalyptus radiata† leaf oil, Picea mariana† (Black spruce) leaf oil, Mentha piperita† (Peppermint) oil
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

What does it do?
SniffleEase is famous for:
-Supporting healthy breathing
-Supporting proper immune health
-Supporting healthy skin
-Supporting normal nose, throat, and chest health
...and so much more!

How do you use it?

SniffleEase is one of those oils that is experienced best when applied, diffused, and inhaled directly. 

AND!!......This oil blend is only one in the KidScents Collection that are formulated especially for children and are pre-diluted so they are very gentle to the skin when applied topically.

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If you are interested in SniffleEase or any of the other blends in the Kid-Scents collection, use the contact form to the right and we will answer you right away!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Snacks


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Are you like me?  I happen to not be good at planning my meals.  Here is my scenario....it is about 4:30 in the afternoon and I'm starting to get hungry but dinner hasn't been planned yet and there is no food on the stove yet.  What do I end up doing......I go to the cupboard and grab whatever is quick and pound down some carbs or sweets to take away some of the hunger.  
If you made any healthy eating goals for the year, you have just derailed your goal because of some silly lack of planning.  
Now.....I'm not here to wag my finger at you for cheating and not making your goals!  I'm here with a cool recipe that will help you keep on track!!
Thanks to Amber Ervin & Beth Maycroft of The Mix for this great recipe that uses our Pure Protein Complete powder for a delicious Protein Energy Ball!

Protein Energy Balls
Ingredients
2 cups organic quick cooking oats
2 TBSP organic ground flax seeds
3 scoops of Young Living’s Pure Protein Complete Vanilla or Chocolate
1 cup fresh ground nut butter
¼ cup local raw honey
2 TBSP almond milk
¼-½ cup Enjoy Life Mini chocolate chips
Directions:
1. In a large bowl, mix your oats, flax, and protein powder using a fork.
2. Add your peanut butter and honey. Mix to incorporate.
3. Stir in your almond milk. You may need more. The goal is to make your “dough” moldable but not too wet.
4. Add your chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed.
5. Shape into 1” balls and place on parchment paper.
6. Let sit for 10-15 minutes before transferring to an airtight container.
7. Keep this treat in the fridge.


Friday, January 25, 2019

not GMO!

This morning I got this awesome announcement in my email.

"We’re proud to announce that all Young Living Vitality™ essential oils are now Non-GMO Project Verified! To receive this certification, all Vitality oils passed through third-party verification, auditing, and testing. Canada also received Non-GMO Project Verified certification on all its oils from the Plus(+) line. This distinction is yet another example of our Seed to Seal® quality commitment.
Now, when you visit YoungLiving.com, you’ll notice that each Vitality product page is now proudly sporting the Non-GMO Project Verified logo. The logo won’t be added to our EO bottles for now, but we have the rights to use it in our marketing materials. 
Together, Young Living and the Non-GMO Project are pledging to members across the globe that our bottles of Vitality oil meet the highest standard for GMO avoidance.
We’re excited to move forward with our Seed to Seal story to bring the highest-quality oils to wellness seekers all around the world!"

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