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My January “Stayin’ Healthy Box!”

How does my family support our health and wellness?  We enrolled in Young Living Essential Rewards (ER) program to have products delivered to our home every month.  We pick our date and change what we need on a month to month basis.  There are some items we replenish often, there are some new products we throw in there every now and then and sometimes we receive FREE items, because of a promotion or from our ER accrued points.  We started calling this monthly delivery, our “Stayin’ Healthy Box.” 😉

My January “Stayin’ Healthy Box” –

THAT’S A WHOLE LOT OF ORANGE!

Orange Essential Oil is my FREE gift to all new Wholesale Members who enroll with me and purchase the Premium Starter Kit.  Why Orange?  Well, one sniff of Orange and you will be in love!!!  Orange is my go-to when I don’t particularly like the smell of another oil.  I add a drop of orange and voila!  I think it makes a great addition to the Premium Starter Kit.  So, this month, I am stocking up for all my new members!

What are some other ways to use Orange?

  • In the diffuser for a great pick-me-up or energy boost
  • Having guests?  Put Orange in the diffuser with Lemon essential oil and you will have people telling you your house smells AMAZING!
  • Add a few drops to your wool dryer balls to freshen up the laundry
  • Add a drop or two to a carrier oil and massage on the temples or wrists to inspire creativity
  • Add a few drops to your Thieves Household Cleaner to make your home smell fresh and inviting without the chemical scent

V-6 VEGETABLE OIL COMPLEX

Have you been on the hunt for a perfect carrier oil?  I rarely use any other carrier oil besides V-6.  I personally love the consistency of it and I love that it massages into the skin without leaving any oily residue.  If you are using essential oils, you want and need a good carrier oil!

THIEVES HOUSEHOLD CLEANER

If you don’t know about Thieves Household Cleaner, it is time for you to get your hands on some!  It is a chemical-free, all-purpose, oil-infused cleaner.  We use this on EVERYTHING!  Check out my blog post – Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils to see how you can make this work for you!  When my little kids see mom cleaning and want to help, they get their own bottle of diluted Thieves to use!  I love that I can feel confident they are using something safe.

ART REFRESHING TONER

Honestly, when I became a member of Young Living, I wasn’t thinking I would use anything, but the essential oils.  My first few months, I researched and soaked in all I could about all the oils they had to offer.  I then realized I could make a complete lifestyle change with these products and everything was oil-infused!  I’ve heard many wonderful things about the Art Skin Care System and I figured I would give it try.  Well, I’m hooked and my skin loves me for it!  This month I needed to replenish my toner.  I use this every night before bed.  It is cooling and refreshing and makes my skin feel so clean!

SNIFFLEEASE

ALWAYS replenishing this one!  SniffleEase is specifically formulated for kids and LOVED by kids and parents too!  During the winter months, you NEED this one!  We attach a roll-on to the bottle and apply it directly to the sinus area, neck and vita-flex points.  SniffleEase and Thieves work great together!

CITRUS FRESH VITALITY

Young Living threw this one in with my order this month for FREE!  It was a gift for being an ER member.  I have not tried it yet, but I’m looking forward to adding a drop to my morning water or daily NingXia Red shot!

What is on your Young Living wish list?  What are you eager to try this month?

If you have questions about anything, feel free to contact me!  I would love to hear from you!

Blessings,

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎
 

My July Essential Rewards!

What are Essential Rewards (ER)?

CLICK—> here to learn about ER.

As you learned from the link above, ER is an OPTIONAL auto-ship program (not a requirement by any means).  Though if you are anything like me, you will eventually want to join the program to not miss out on FREE product and promotions!  If you have any questions about ER, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I would be happy to assist you!

What did I order for July?

 

V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex

I love V-6!  I think it is the perfect, “carrier oil,” for diluting any of your essential oils or blends!  A carrier also known as a, “base,” or “vegetable,” oil, literally, “carries,” an essential oil into your skin.  These oils alone can have therapeutic properties, so it is important to make sure you are choosing the right one for you.  Some examples of these oils are:  avocado, coconut, jojoba, olive, and sesame oil just to name a few.  V-6 contains most of these and more!  It is made with coconut, sesame seed, grape seed, sweet almond, wheat germ, sunflower seed and olive fruit oils.  I would definitely encourage Young Living’s V-6 as your carrier oil of choice, because it is made specifically for Young Living essential oils and it’s versatility is endless.

So, why do you need a carrier oil anyways?  Some essential oils are considered “hot” oils, which can cause irritation to especially sensitive skin.  To avoid a possible reaction to a hot oil, it’s advised to use a carrier oil with it.  All Young Living bottle labels will inform you if a carrier is recommended.

Another reason you would use a carrier is if you want to massage the oil deeper into your skin.  Many massage therapists and aromatherapists use carrier oils to make sure you are receiving all of the benefits of the essential oil.  It drives it deeper and makes it last longer.

Why do I love to use V-6?  When I first started using Young Living, I primarily used coconut oil.  I had a very difficult time working with it.  I prefer a liquid oil that can spread more easily onto the skin.  I found V-6 to be my favorite for this reason.  Most of the time when you think of putting oil on your skin, you think of the oily residue it will leave behind.  V-6 rubs completely into your skin without leaving any residue.  I also love the bottle it comes in with the pump.  The pump makes it easier to count the specific number of drops you want.

V-6 can be purchased directly through Young Living in either an 8 oz. bottle with the pump included or in a 32 oz. refill bottle.  I have found that the 8 oz. bottle can last you a long time!  Remember a little oil goes a long way!

Oil Bottle Cap Labels 

I was so excited to finally receive these!  I just recently found a new way to organize all of my oils and supplies and these labels were a must!  Keep on the look out, because soon I will have a blog about how I stay organized!

What is included for the labels?  All of the labels for every essential oil and blend Young Living carries!  You even get extras if you are like me and have a few extra bottles of your favorite oils.  They are all color coordinated and fit perfectly on the 5 ml and 15 ml bottles.  No matter where you store your oils, these labels will help you spot what you’re looking for quickly.

Melaleuca (Alternifolia) Essential Oil

This is a new oil for my family.  I cannot tell you how many times I hear to try out Melaleuca (Alternifolia) oil!  It is most commonly known as, “Tea Tree oil,” and used to support a healthy immune system, skin and more!  It is a very gentle oil and doesn’t require dilution.

Lavender Essential Oil

Well, if you’ve been following my blog, Facebook or Pinterest, you’ve heard me talk about how much my family loves Lavender.  We love it so much that we need to stock up on it!  We use it primarily for skin support and relaxation.  Lavender is an, “everyday oil,” included in your Premium Starter Kit.

Thieves Essential Oil (last, but definitely NOT least)

Thieves is an essential oil blend every family should have!  It is highly effective in supporting a healthy immune system.  It’s blend is made with cinnamon, clove, Eucalyptus radiata, lemon and rosemary.  Thieves is an, “everyday oil,” included in the Premium Starter Kit.  This is definitely the oil to have during the fall and winter months, so we are stocking up!

Young Living offers a variety of products with Thieves essential oils as well.  They have Thieves cleaners, which can replace your typical household cleansers while providing a safer alternative without all the chemicals and toxins.  Young Living also sells Thieves hand and body soap, hand purifier, cleansing wipes, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss and lozenges.

If you are wanting to add Thieves to your collection or are looking to get started with your, “everyday oils,” Premium Starter Kit, please do not hesitate to contact me or visit my order oils page.

Sources:

1.  Young Living 2013 Product Guide

2.  Young Living Product Information Page

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎