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Monday, August 31, 2015

14 Day Challenge

During the month of September, Young Living is challenging its users to get to know each of the oils in the Premium Starter Kit, one oil at a time.  For the next two weeks I will be sharing graphics about each of these oils, hoping that those of you with a kit will follow along and learn with me, and those just learning about oils will find something new and interesting to make you want to know more!!

As always, contact me if you have questions.  And if you need a starter kit, you can purchase one here.  They're still on sale through midnight tonight.

Friday, August 28, 2015

New Thieves Cleaning Products

With every day, I fall more in love with Thieves for cleaning - in July I tried Thieves Cleaner for the first time - we used it to make shower scrub, added it to the laundry, and used the spray to clean the bathrooms, kitchen, and floors.  Both my husband and I agree, we have never seen our showers cleaner, and we love that it doesn't hurt our skin, lungs, eyes, or make us nauseous!

At Annual Convention this past month, Young Living revealed three new Thieves line products - Laundry soap, Fruit and Vegetable Wash, and dish soap.  Now you can literally clean everything in your house with a safe, non-toxic, natural, product that smells AMAZING and supports your immune system at the same time.  It doesn't get any better than that!

Ready to try the Thieves Starter Kit or any other Young Living Products? You can send me a message to let me know how I can help you get started, or you can subscribe for a membership here.

Monday, August 17, 2015

My Oily Education

Someone recently asked me how to get started learning about oils.  As I started putting together a list for him, it got me thinking about all the many, many places I go to get information for myself about how to use my oils.  I wanted to share it here, so that any of you who are wondering how to get started learning about oils might be able to use some of the same resources I do.

As I believe I mentioned before, my first and most powerful exposure to essential oils was the testimony of other users.  Nothing was more convincing to me than someone I know and respect who has been actually using the oils personally.  As I began to research different companies to choose a source, I came across dozens and dozens of blogs written by passionate oil users.  I started following these blogs (I use Feedly to stay updated on new posts) and still continue to learn from them (stay tuned for a future post about some of those blogs).  One thing I was aware of, though, was that these bloggers were not medical professionals (myself included), so it was important for me to also do some learning from a different type of source.  I was introduced to Pub Med which provides some good information about essential oil singles (not specific blends or brands) and their potential health uses, possible concerns, etc.  I continue to go back there for information as well.  I have signed myself up for email newsletters from a variety of alternative medical doctors (Dr. Axe, Dr. Mercola, Dr. Eric Zielinski) and most importantly, I started talking with my medical providers about the oils I was interested in or was hearing about.

In looking for recipes, ideas, or recommendations for DIY products using my oils, I have again found that there are so many different places on the Internet to find this information.  Some offer explanation for why the ingredients work well in a product, some recipes are developed by trial and error of other users.  I have found lots of great eBooks (many free) that provide recipes and information.  There are also great books about the science of oils, information for medicinal use, etc.  I have listed a few of them below.  If you're serious about oils, it's worth the time, effort, and money to learn as much as you can about how to use them!

So do some looking, some reading, and some learning.  And if you decide oils are for you, keep going! If you're interested in learning more about the oils I have chosen to use for my family and myself, please feel free to send me a message!  And if you're interested in getting the same wholesale pricing discount that I get for my oils, you can use this link to order your starter kit!

Back to School

My Fellow Teachers, School Administrators, Child Care Providers, or anyone else who spends their days around children:

I don't need to tell you that Fall and Winter are rough on our immune systems! It seems like every time we start a new school year, my husband and I (both of us teachers) immediately catch some kind of a cold or bug.  Not to mention that fall tends to mean lice season in the schools!!  This year I head into the school year with an ace up my sleeve - my oils!!  I have spent the last couple months stocking up on my favorite calming blends (Stress Away, Valor, Grounding), my cleaning oils (Lemon, Thieves, Tea Tree, and Eucalyptus), my "healthy body" support oils (Thieves, DiGize, Peppermint, Oregano), and my "beat the bug early" oils ( RC, Ravintsara, Basil, Raven).  I spent yesterday making new Lemon Oil All-Purpose Cleaner, Foaming Hand Wash, and a variety of roller ball blends for my kids and myself.  I feel ready to fight off the back-to-school germs.

My kids will be ready for school, too.  We have Sleepyize to diffuse at night to help them stay well rested, Thieves to rub on their backs and feet to help support their immune systems, and Geneyus to diffuse in the morning to help us all be focused and alert.  I have my Tea Tree to put in the laundry to make everyone's clothes smell wonderful, and again, my Lemon Oil Cleaner that they can use to help me clean up without any concern for exposing them to toxins or harmful ingredients.  I am so grateful to have my oils and to have information available to help me know how to use them to make this a great start to the school year.

If you're interested in learning more about the oils I've mentioned above or about the oils I have chosen to use for my family and myself, please feel free to send me a message!  And if you're interested in getting the same wholesale pricing discount that I get for my oils, you can use this link to order your starter kit!