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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.‎
 
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My August Essential Rewards!

I just received my Young Living August Essential Rewards order in the mail!  This month I decided to order some things I knew my family would need for the upcoming school year, especially for the fall and winter months.  Are you prepared?  If not, I would love to chat with you.  Feel free to contact me!

Do you know about Essential Rewards (ER)?

ER is Young Living’s monthly auto-ship program.  This is NOT a requirement to become a Wholesale Member.  Once you are a member, I highly encourage checking it out, because it will save you money and earn you FREE items of your choosing at the same time.  For more information, click on Essential Rewards.

What did I order for August?

August ER order

V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex

When I first began using Young Living Essential Oils, I started with the Premium Starter Kit.  To be honest, I had NO clue what to do with the oils as soon as I got them.  They sat on my table for a few days, before I decided to give them a try.  I also was overwhelmed at my choices for a carrier oil.  Most of the essential oils recommend using a carrier oil to dilute the essential oil before applying it topically or using it as a dietary supplement.  Thankfully, I have an amazing “upline/enroller” who made the process of learning much easier.  She recommended starting with the most basic staple in my pantry – coconut or olive oil.  Both of these carrier oils work perfectly fine, but ever since I got my hands on Young Living’s V-6, it is all I will ever use!

V-6 is Young Living’s carrier oil.  It is made with organically grown coconut, sesame, grape, sweet almond, wheat, sunflower and olive oils.  It is used to dilute essential oils or for a massage.  It leaves the skin feeling smooth and nourished.*  What I love most about V-6 is there is no greasy or sticky residue and it will not clog pores or stain clothes!*

This month I ordered the large 32 oz. economy sized bottle to refill my smaller 8 oz. bottles.  I do have to say, this bottle lasts my family of 4 a very long time.  A little goes a long way!

Raven Essential Oil

Raven essential oil is great for the fall and winter.  We use it interchangeably with Ravintsara and R.C. essential oils.  They all provide a comforting and cooling aroma when applied topically or diffused.*  Raven is unique, because it is considered a “cleansing” oil blend.*  It contains the essential oils:  Ravintsara, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Lemon and Eucalyptus Radiata.

R.C. Essential Oil

R.C. is a Young Living best seller!  Since it is a favorite for many, it is now one of the 11 essential oils included in the Premium Starter Kit.  I’d say R.C. along with Thieves essential oil are the top 2 best sellers during back-to-school season!

What is R.C.?  It is an invigorating blend of Eucalyptus Globulus, Radiata, Citriodora, Myrtle, Spruce, Peppermint, Pine, Lavender, Marjoram, Cypress and the naturally occurring constituent limonene.  It creates a “spa-like” or calming atmosphere when diffused or inhaled directly.*  It is cooling and soothing when massaged with V-6 onto the chest and neck and even the bottoms of the feet before bedtime.*  As I said above, we alternate using R.C. with Raven and Ravintsara as often as needed.

SniffleEase Essential Oil

This is a NEW oil for my family!  SniffleEase is one of the 6 essential oil blends found in Young Living’s KidScents Oil Collection.  We were so excited when it was announced these oils were available individually!  We have been eager to try all of them, but SniffleEase was at the top of the list!  You know this will be a great one for the back-to-school season!

So, what is the KidScents Oil Collection?  It contains essential oil blends which were specifically formulated and designed just for kids.  Each oil blend represents a pure and natural alternative that can help comfort children through the common ups and downs of childhood.*

What is SniffleEase?  It is a rejuvenating and refreshing blend of Eucalyptus Blue, Palo Santo, Lavender, Dorado Azul, Ravintsara, Myrtle, Eucalyptus Globulus, Marjoram, Pine, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Cypress, Eucalyptus Radiata, Black Spruce and Peppermint oils.*    It can be applied topically or diffused up to 1 hour 3 times daily.

Interested in learning more? 

I am part of a great team who is here to support you and offer you resources on your oil journey.  The first step is getting started with your Premium Starter Kit!  Check out my order oils page for more information.  As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Thank you!

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.‎
 
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My May Essential Rewards!

My Young Living May Essential Rewards order arrived!  I receive Young Living every month with this optional auto-ship program and it is amazing!  You can change it every month, schedule when it arrives and earn points for FREE product!  Click on “Essential Rewards” for more information.  This month I had a smaller order and I just needed to replenish some of our favorites.  I did order 2 new ones that I am excited to try!  Check it out below!

MAY ER '15

What are some of our favorites?

R.C., Thieves and Peppermint are essential oils we order often.  Thieves and Peppermint we typically use everyday (hence, why they are included in the “Everyday Oil” collection.)  See more of the “Everyday Oils” on my order oils page.

R.C. is perfect rubbed with a carrier oil onto the bottom of the feet or chest for respiratory support or comfort.*  We find this handy in the springtime!  What makes it so effective?  It is made up of a unique combination of oils including, Cypress, Spruce, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata and Eucalyptus Citriodora.

Some of our favorite uses for Thieves are for immune system support and for our spring cleaning.*  Check out my blog post, “Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils.”

I’m not sure who uses Peppermint more in our house?  We love using Peppermint for supporting normal digestion.*

What new oils did I order this month?

Cypress essential oil provides comfort during season changes.*  It can be rubbed with a carrier oil onto the chest for healthy lung function.*  As you may have noticed, it is one of the oils in the  R.C. blend.  Some other uses for Cypress include:  skin support and restoring feelings of security and stability.*

Breathe Again essential oil blend has been on my list of oils to purchase for a long time and I finally ordered it this month.  You can pretty much figure out what this oil is used for by the name.  This blend of Eucalyptus Staigeriana, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Blue, Peppermint, Myrtle and Copaiba is specifically formulated for supporting respiratory health.*  It is  made in a convenient, ready to use roll-on for carrying on-the-go in a purse, bag or pocket.

Thank you for checking out my post!

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

2.  Young Living Product Information Pages

*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.‎
 
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How to SAVE Money with Essential Oils

Most people who want to begin their essential oil journey are often discouraged when they see how much they cost.  It took me 1 year to make the investment, because I was worried about paying $150 for my Young Living Premium Starter Kit.  Now that I have been using Young Living for quite some time, I now understand how much I am actually saving by using the oils for my family’s health, for our housekeeping, DIY homemade items and much, much more!  Here I will explain how you can SAVE money with essential oils too!

COST PER DROP

Why are some essential oils cheap and others more expensive?

If you’ve been exploring online or have been to natural health stores, I’m sure you have seen the varying brands and prices of essential oils.  Why are some more expensive than others?  It is all about one word – QUALITY.  Many oils on the market tend to be perfume or cosmetic grade.  These oils can be dangerous and toxic with no benefits for your health.  Young Living oils are guaranteed 100% pure, therapeutic or medicinal grade.  This may mean more expensive, but your health will not be compromised and you will reap the full benefits of the essential oil.  After researching different companies, I came to the conclusion that Young Living was the BEST for my family.  Their commitment to quality is all in their “Seed to Seal” process.  If the opportunity arises, you can actually visit their headquarters to see the whole unique process for yourself!  So neat!  See the “Seed to Seal” graphic below for more information.

Seed to seal website

Click on, “Why Choose Young Living?” for more details.

How you can start saving money!

As I mentioned above, it took me 1 year to take the plunge and purchase the Young Living Premium Starter Kit.  Why was I set on purchasing the kit?  Why didn’t I just order a few oils to get started?  First and foremost, the Premium Starter Kit is the BEST value.  Young Living offers this kit at less than half of its retail price, because they want you to have the perfect introduction to essential oils.  The kit offers everything you need to truly experience the benefits of essential oils.  It includes 10 Everyday Oils, Citrus Fresh oil blend, a Home Diffuser, a roller fitment, samples and informational packets.  Also, as an additional bonus, I send a FREE gift to new members who enroll with a Premium Starter Kit.  Last but not least, after you purchase a kit, you are considered a Wholesale Member.  You then will receive 24% off of all product purchases with reduced shipping.  There is no obligation to “sell” or do anything else.  You can just enjoy the lower prices!  Click on order oils for more information.

How you can continue saving!

Once you are a member of Young Living there are a few important and fun facts to know before you start using your essential oils.

  1. A 5 ml bottle contains approximately 80 drops of oil and a 15 ml bottle has approximately 250 drops.
  2. Most of the time, 1-2 drops is all you need!  See the “price per drop” in the graphic above.  This helps to visualize how these oils are really “pocket change!”
  3. Dilute, dilute, dilute.  Follow Young Living’s dilution ratios and always read your bottle labels to see the recommendations.  As I said, 1 drop is all you need and this alone proves the power of these oils.   It’s important to dilute for safety, but also it actually makes your oils last much longer!  It spreads them out over a larger area and allows you to use less essential oil.
  4. Young Living Essential Oils do not have an expiration date.  If they are properly stored, they will last forever.  To see where I keep mine, click on, “How Do I Store My Essential Oils?”  I am positive you could go through your cabinet at home and find many over-the-counter products with expiration dates.

How have I saved?

Since I began my journey with Young Living Essential Oils, these are some examples of how I have saved!

  1. I am a Young Living Wholesale Member, so every time I order, I receive 24% off of each item with reduced shipping.
  2. I dilute all my oils when using them topically or as dietary supplements.
  3. My family and I are healthier.  Healthier means less western medicine practices and over-the-counter products.
  4. I have fun experimenting and creating my own DIY items with essential oils which take the place for many household and beauty items.  For example, check out my post, “Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils,” or, “Homemade Air Freshener with Essential Oils.”  Some other DIY items include – perfume/cologne, deodorant and lotion.
  5. We stopped buying candles!  Instead of candles we use our home diffuser to freshen up a room, to provide immune support and much more!  Did you know the Young Living Home Diffuser can cover approximately 1000 square feet?  The aroma is very pleasant, but more importantly, diffusing Young Living essential oils have health benefits candles cannot provide.

Do you see how you can save too?

Introducing Young Living Essential Oils into your life can feel like an adjustment and may seem overwhelming.  Once you get started it becomes easier to understand and you will gradually become more comfortable.  This is why I cannot emphasize enough the importance of starting with the Premium Starter Kit.  The kit plus the book makes learning very easy and fun!  Also, I am part of an awesome group called “Oil Moxie” where oil resources and support are at your fingertips.  You will be included in “Oil Moxie” if you begin your oil journey with me.  You will see in no time how Young Living Essentials Oils will change your life!  From remedies for supporting your health and wellness to DIY household products, the uses and benefits for these oils are endless.  When you breakdown the “price per drop” you can see just how affordable essential oils are and you will eventually see how they are worth every penny.  🙂

Feel free to contact me with any questions.  For more information on enrolling, click on order oils or send me an email and I will respond back from our “Oil Moxie” website.

Thank you!

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.‎
 

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Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace

I am very grateful for being introduced to essential oil jewelry!  Once I saw these amazing pendant diffuser necklaces I knew I had to have one.  Not only are they completely functional, but stylish too!  Who wouldn’t love their own personal diffuser on them wherever they go?!

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I ordered my necklace from Sacred Arrow Therapeutic Jewelry and Gifts. I came across their website on Facebook and started following them on Instagram as well.  I wanted to choose a necklace I could wear everyday, so I thought this one was perfect!  It was simpler than most, but still very beautiful and unique.  The one I purchased is their Signature Pendant Diffuser Necklace, which is stainless steel, tarnish-resistant, hypoallergenic and engraved with their name, “Sacred Arrow.”  The hypoallergenic had me sold, because I tend to have sensitive skin.

Each necklace comes with 3 high quality and non-toxic leather disks where you add your oil.  Some necklaces I’ve seen come with felt, cotton or cork.  I personally love the leather, because it is a more durable material that will last.  I also love the fact that the leather will not destroy any benefits of the essential oil (which is extremely important) and the oil cannot harm the leather either.

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All you have to do is add 1-3 drops of an essential oil to the leather disk and then place it inside the pendant.  Let me just say, the aroma lasts way longer than I expected!  Depending on the oil, I do not have to add more for another week!  Believe it or not, I have been wearing this necklace every single day since I got it!  I love it that much!

So far, I have really enjoyed using Joy and Frankincense in my diffuser necklace.  To see how else I use Joy, check out my blog post, “My Morning Routine with Essential Oils.”

I tend to have occasional everyday stress and these oils have really helped me combat it.  Frankincense is actually a new favorite for stress.  I also really love the sweet and warm scent.

I am looking forward to trying Citronella essential oil in my necklace this summer!  Citronella, as many people know, is a wonderful insect deterrent.  I LOVE summer nights and I don’t want the mosquitos getting in the way of enjoying the outdoors.  I will keep you posted whether or not this is effective!

If you are interested in a diffuser necklace, I highly recommend checking out Sacred Arrow.  They have a great mission too that you can read about more in depth on their website.  Not only do they create stunning jewelry, but they bless people fighting cancer with Sacred Frankincense essential oil by using a portion of their profits to purchase it for those in need.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Feel free to contact me at any time.  If you are interested in essential oils and want more information, just send me your email address and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  I would love for you to join me on this oil journey!

Thank you!

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.‎
 
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