Now more than ever we need to support our bodies and learn to live a healthier lifestyle. I’ve shared before about Young Living and now I’d like to invite you to my first Virtual Zoom Essential Oils 101 Class where you will learn WHY these oils are so important, HOW we use them, WHAT benefitis you can expect to receive and what body systems they support. You will also learn WHERE you can get your hands on one of these Premium Starter Kits!
I urge you to Accept this Invite. There are so many ways you can become a member and start to take control of your wellness!
Learning to deal with my stress after the heart attack was no easy task. Before I was even able to get out of the house to talk to a therapist, I first had to learn how to manage my medicine and my blood pressure without getting stressed out. That was no easy task. Any little twinge or extra beat I felt would send me over the edge. Every extra beat would increase my stress, then the blood pressure went up, and that created anxiety. It was a snowball effect. I was checking my blood pressure every 5 minutes and that just made it worse. I didn’t want to be left alone, and I had my cardiologists number on speed dial. Luckily for me, he provided me with his number. We had to play with my prescription strength a little, and I learned to listen to some meditative music and just Be Still.
It wasn’t long into my recovery when my daughter sent me some essential oils and a diffuser off of Amazon. At that point, I didn’t really know what essential oils were or how to use and why would I. So I started diffusing since I received a diffuser with the gift. Since then, I have learned just how important essential oils are when you are using a reputable company that you can trust to provide pure therapeutic grade oils without the toxins and chemicals most smaller companies produce to make their oils cheaper for distribution. If you are interested you can check out my site because now I share as much as I can how these oils and Young Living has helped change my life and my stress levels. (www.believeinessentials.com)
Here are some steps I took to help with my stress & anxiety, and suggest you give it a try:
Talk with God. I now journal to God every day! My relationship with God has become much stronger and closer. I am now able to recognize His signs and soft small voice. He has told me time and time again that He has a plan for me. I just need to ‘Be Still’ and trust in Him.
Listen to Meditative Music – Give Yoga a Try!
Talk with a Therapist – sometimes just hearing yourself talk it out can help you come to terms with your triggers.
Find your triggers and respond immediately. (Refer back to Part IV for recognizing your triggers)
Invest in some grade A essential oils and do your research! These oils have helped to keep me grounded emotionally and spiritually. They have helped me sleep, given me courage, and helped me release the negative, accept what is, and to forgive. I diffuse the oils, I apply to my body, and I can even ingest oils from Young Living! It is now the first things I grab when I’m feeling stressed!
Look around you and focus on finding the below. This is called grounding. It can help you when you feel like you have lost all control of your surroundings.
Find five things you can see
Find four things you can touch
Find three things you can hear
Find two things you can smell
and one thing you can taste
One of the biggest things my therapist helped me with was having those difficult conversations with the ones you love that are hurting you and probably don’t even know it. That seems easy right, but I learned that the way I was having these conversations was not productive and only made matters worse. What I learned though is a technique that involved sandwiching the information together and not making them feel so defensive right out of the gate. Instead of finger pointing, or raising your voice and telling them they need to do this or that, etc. You calmly ask to talk to them as a friend. Tell them you don’t want them to get defensive because that’s not how you want the conversation to go. You simply want to let them know how it makes you ‘feel’ when they do xyz. Odds are, they do not want you to feel that way and they didn’t even realize. It opens up the conversation for some much needed dialogue and compromising without all the finger pointing and rants that you might be used to that only led to nowhere in the past. Give it a try – you won’t be sorry!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11
I truly hope you have been learning alot in this blog post series! Whether you are a member already, or haven’t quite yet taken the leap of faith, I just want you to know that this has been the absolute best decision of my life! I’m not only in this feeling as I have met so many wonderful new friends on this journey that truly feel the same exact way! When you are ready, I want you to know that becoming a member and signing up with one of Premium Starter Kits is the best and most popular way to become a member!
These Premium Starter Kits provide the most value and are designed specifically to propel you into your toxin-free lifestyle!
EVERYDAY OILS PSK includes 12 of the most popular Young Living essential oils and blends, a diffuser, a generous sample of Thieves Household Cleaner, 2-2 oz. packets of NingXia Red, a travel size Hand Sanitizer and two roller fitments. Even if you are already a member, think about another kit so you can get another diffuser and all stock up on the oils you use most! These kits truly are the best value.
THIEVES PSK is the perfect jump start on your new lifestyle! You will be able to ditch and switch SO many items with only one purchase! It includes toothpaste, mouthwash, household cleaner, hand soap, hand purifier, 15 mL Thieves® essential oil, 5 mL Stress Away essential oil blend, Thieves spray, and a roller fitment.
SAVVY MINERALS PSK will give your makeup bag and beauty routine a major upgrade! This kit includes 1 foundation, 1 blush, 3 eyeshadows, 1 lip gloss, a bottle of Misting Spray, foundation brush, and a 5 mL bottle of Lavender essential oil.
NINGXIA RED PSK is a healthy, superfood experience! Experience benefits of this incredible supplement drink for yourself when you join Young Living with this starter option. Included are 2 bottles of NingXia Red, 32-2 oz. NingXia Red packets, 5 mL Stress Away essential oil blend, a roller fitment, and a generous sample of Thieves Household Cleaner.
Please check back tomorrow as we share some tips on things to remember!
Warm laundry straight from the dryer smells so fresh and clean, but could it be cancerous? That might sound extreme, but if you’re buying your laundry detergent and softeners from the store, there is a good chance they contain carcinogens. On average, laundry detergent products emit 17 toxins that go unlisted on labels, potentially causing problems such as skin irritation, neurological damage, and cancer!
Here are some tips to make your laundry room, and the clothes you wear everyday, much safer!
1.USE THIEVES LAUNDRY SOAP: This little bottle of miracle soap will change your laundry life! It gets your clothes so clean, smells light and fresh, and lasts a LONG time!
2.SKIP THE FABRIC SOFTENER: Did you know that fabric softeners are one of THE most toxic things in your home? Ditch it! A half-cup of vinegar added during the rinse cycle will produce the same results without the toxic chemicals. Wool dryer balls are also a popular alternative! Add a few drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil for a boost of added scent.
3.NATURALLY REMOVE STAINS: Instead of using chemical-laden stain removers, simply pre-treat stains with a combination of washing soda, baking soda, and Thieves Household Cleaner.
4.TRY REAL BRIGHTENING: A little baking soda added to the wash cycle will naturally brighten colors without the clingy chemicals that can irritate your skin.
5.FREQUENTLY CLEAN YOUR WASHER: This helps get rid of soap scum, bacteria, and other icky things that collect in your machine over time. Simply add some white vinegar into a hot water cycle and run. A clean washer will help keep your clothes smelling fresh and will also “detox” your machine from all the past chemicals!
The kitchen is the heart of every home. Switching to a “green” kitchen is not only good for our wallets and the environment; it’s good for our bodies as well! Everything we touch, inhale, eat, and drink has a direct impact on our health, so converting the busiest room in your home is a must. We’ve already discussed Thieves Household Cleaner – that bottle of all purpose cleaner is going to be very busy in your kitchen! Other kitchen favorites are Thieves Dish Soap, Dishwasher Detergent, Fruit and Veggie Spray and Soak, and Foaming Hand Soap!
Come back tomorrow and I will be sharing about the Seedlings and Kidscents Line!
Did you know Young Living has a beautiful line of mineral-based makeup that uses only clean, safe, and nourishing ingredients? You no longer have to sacrifice your health to indulge in high-end beauty products. Treat yourself to some new makeup – you won’t be disappointed! Savvy Minerals by Young Living is formulated without the use of talc, bismuth, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, nanoparticles, or synthetic fragrances colorants, or fillers. Instead, you will find only naturally-derived ingredients such as:
PURE YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS
HIGH-QUALITY, COLOR-RICH MINERALS
ASPEN BARK EXTRACT
Still need persuasion to make the switch? For a more detailed look into the toxic chemicals found in most cosmetics, click this link for an informative video!
Making over your bathroom should be high on your priority list. Everyone here uses at least some of these products every day, often multiple times a day. Most people expose themselves to hundreds of dangerous chemicals before they even leave the house in the morning. A huge selection of personal care products from Young Living makes ditching the bathroom junk an easy transition! Some of the many oil-infused Young Living products to consider switching to include:
I start my day out every morning with so many of these products!
I love the Lavender Volume Shampoo and the Lavender Mint conditioner.
I don’t feel clean unless I’ve lathered up with the Base Bath & Shower Gel! The Base lets you add whatever essential oils you want your body to soak up! For me, it is always Abundance, Orange, and Believe!!! OMG I can’t say enough about this blend and the way this Base Gel lathers!
I also use the Orange Blossom Face Wash and every other day I exfoliate with the Mint Facial Scrub – this is so invigorating and truly transforms my skins radiance!
Then I brush my teeth with the Aromabright Toothpaste. I do have the mouthwash, but admit I don’t use it every day!
Then I move into my make-up area and the first thing I do apply the ART Toner! I follow that up with a couple drops of Frankincense and Lavender directly onto my face and neck paying close attention to those fine line areas. Next step is the ART Renewal Serum, and then the ART Light Moisturizer. And for that extra support around the eyes, I absolutely love the Wolfberry Eye Cream!
I love this ART Skin Care Collection and for only $113 Wholesale!
Check back tomorrow and we’ll be getting into the SAVVY Minerals Line!
“Fragrance” could be one of the most dangerous words in the English language when it’s found in an ingredient list. The word “fragrance” or “parfum” may actually refer to a blend of many undisclosed ingredients all bundled up under the umbrella of one word. In order to protect trade secrets, fragrance gets a free pass from full disclosure. This outdated regulation, designed to conceal ingredients from the eyes of corporate competitors, now does the same for consumers who are inclined to scan labels for harmful ingredients. In 2015, the International Fragrance Association released a master list of more than 3,999 chemicals used by most manufacturers. The list includes carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxicants and numerous allergens (to name a few). A fragrance can be made up of any combination of these harmful chemicals that are absorbed rapidly when inhaled or when they come in contact with our skin.
Trashing your favorite scented products (lotions, scented candles and wax melts, air fresheners, shampoo, etc.) may be a sacrifice at first, but you won’t regret tossing these things. This transition is simple with essential oils! Of course essential oils are much more than just scents, but fortunately, so many of them smell awesome! Get rid of those scented toxins and start experimenting with your diffuser! The aroma combinations are endless, and it’s encouraging to know that these scents are not only safe; they actually benefit your body as you inhale them!
And here’s a great diffusing blend I created just recently called “Signs from God”!!! (2 drops of each: Hope, Frankincense, Hinoki, Believe) Note: Oola Faith essential oil is a blend of Frankincense and Hinoki! I didn’t have Faith, but had Frankincense and Hinoki! Use your App and see what are in the blends, maybe you can make your own favorites too!
Check back tomorrow because we will be talking about products in our Bathroom / Personal Care!
When it comes to replacing the toxic things in your home with safe and healthy alternatives, the Young Living Seed to Seal promise makes this next step simple! There is no need to stress over ingredients and confusing labels. The Seed to Seal promise is priceless – full ingredient disclosure and standards you can trust! The rigorous quality control starts with the seed and continues through every stage of production including cultivation, distillation, and bottling. Young Living owns their own global farms, works jointly with farmers, and extensively tests every oil and product to ensure that it is of the highest quality available. You can rest easy! To read more about science, sourcing, and standards of Young Living, visit www.SeedtoSeal.com.
When we think “chemicals in the home”, our minds immediately go to cleaning agents. These harsh sprays and scrubs may be convenient, familiar, and fresh-smelling, but they are so bad for our bodies! Most of these cleaners have warnings and instruct you to wear gloves and a mask when using. Your safest bet is to never bring them into your home again! Thieves Household Cleaner is an amazing first purchase – this one product replaces dozens of toxic cleaners. This plant based, essential oil-infused concentrate is safe, affordable, and incredibly effective! Depending on the dilution ratio used, prepared Thieves Household Cleaner will cost you around a dollar a bottle! It is the epitome of plant based and green cleaning: it is safe enough for a child to use and has a very pleasant aroma, while being tough enough to tackle greasy messes and stubborn stains. You are going to LOVE this product. Use THC instead of: all purpose cleaning sprays, window cleaners, tile cleaners, upholstery cleaners, bathroom surface sprays, mopping solutions, cleaning pastes, stain removers, carpet shampoo, degreasers, the list goes on!
Here’s a great DIY recipe you can make with your Thieves Cleaner!
Check back tomorrow when I will be talking about “Fragrance” and some great DIY cologne blends and diffusing blends!