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January 2016 Young Living Promotion!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  2016 is off to a great start with January’s Young Living Promotion!  The past few months have been AMAZING with the FREE items Young Living gives with qualifying orders.  It is even better if you are an Essential Rewards (ER) Member.  If you are interested in learning about ER, click on Essential Rewards for more information. I have been a little M.I.A. lately, but I assure you, I am still wild about Young Living!  The last several months, like most people’s, have been VERY busy and I’ve been spending much-needed quality time with my family.  It has been relaxing, refreshing and rejuvenating, but I’m BACK with lots of blogging to do!  😉

What are these January FREEBIES? January Freebies

As a Young Living member, the first of the month is a very exciting time!  Why?  There is a new promotion introduced for those who place an order.  I have to tell you after a few years of being a member, these have been getting better and better!  In order to qualify, you must order 190 PV, 250 PV, 300 PV and now a new tier is introduced 400 PV!

Check out what’s FREE this month – 

190 PV Order – 1 bottle of Peppermint essential oil (15ml), 1 bottle of Rosemary essential oil (15ml) and ER member exclusive 1 bottle of Tea Tree essential oil (5ml).  Retail Value – $63.48

250 PV Order – 1 bottle of Peppermint essential oil (15ml), 1 bottle of Rosemary essential oil (15ml), Morning Start Bath Gel (8oz) and ER member exclusive 1 bottle of Tea Tree essential oil (5ml).  Retail Value – $88.15

300 PV Order – 1 bottle of Peppermint essential oil (15ml), 1 bottle of Rosemary essential oil (15ml), Morning Start Bath Gel (8oz), Evergreen Collection and ER member exclusive 1 bottle of Tea Tree essential oil (5ml).  Retail Value – $166.44 

400 PV Order – 1 bottle of Peppermint essential oil (15ml), 1 bottle of Rosemary essential oil (15ml), Morning Start Bath Gel (8oz), Evergreen Collection and ER member exclusives 1 bottle of Tea Tree essential oil (5ml) and additional Essential Reward points.  Retail Value – $166.44

Peppermint Essential Oil

“Peppermint essential oil has been widely studied for its potential health benefits.*  It is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort.*  Also, peppermint essential oil may support performance during exercise.”*  We use Peppermint daily in our house and it is one of our many favorites!  If you don’t think you would have a use for it, trust me, you’ll find one! 😉

Rosemary Essential Oil

“Rosemary essential oil helps support a healthy lifestyle regimen and well-being.”*  It is in many of Young Living’s products, such as, Thieves, En-R-Gee and JuvaFlex essential oil blends and Essentialzymes-4 and Inner Defense.

Tea Tree Essential Oil (ER Member Exclusive)

This oil is FREE for ER members with a qualifying order.  “Tea Tree essential oil helps maintain a healthy-looking scalp and hair and reduces the appearance of blemishes.”* Keep your feet and toenails happy and healthy by applying Tea Tree oil as needed.*

Morning Start Bath & Shower Gel

Enjoy your essential oils while you take a bath or shower with this gel that gently purifies and cleanses the skin and energizes you for the day ahead.*  Morning Start Bath & Shower Gel contains a combination of Peppermint, Lemongrass, Rosemary and Juniper essential oils.  I have not tried this one yet, but it sounds intriguing!

Evergreen Collection

This is a 5ml bottle collection of Northern Lights Black Spruce, Pine and Idaho Blue Spruce essential oils.

When Northern Lights Black Spruce was introduced at the Young Living 2015 Convention, I knew this was going to be a good one!  I love it in the diffuser for its fresh, outdoorsy and invigorating scent.*  It is an ingredient in Valor II and like Valor II and the original Valor, it feels amazing massaged on the neck, spine and bottoms of the feet.*  It also can be added to skin care products or used alone to support healthy skin.*

Have you smelled real authentic 100% pure Pine essential oil?  WOW!  If you love the woodsy aroma, you will love Pine!  Many people love it for its scent, but did you know it also can be used for soothing stressed muscles and joints?*  This is a great oil to have on hand and to mix up in your own roll-on blends.

If you are looking for an oil to relax the mind and body, Idaho Blue Spruce is for you!*  Add it to your diffuser as you wind down for the night or massage it on those exhausted muscles!*  LOVE this one!

Additional Essential Rewards (ER) Points

If you are an ER member and you place a 400 PV order or more you will receive extra ER points!  How does this work?  You will receive your normal points for your ER order and then Young Living will reimburse your shipping into ER points.  These points are used like cash for future orders!  I cannot tell you how many products I have received FREE for being an ER member!

As always, contact me with questions or for more information!

Happy Shopping!

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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Back to School Essentials with Young Living

One of the best things you can do before the start of the new school year is to invest in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit.  I wish my family had essential oils when my kids were babies, but I am SO glad that we have them when they begin school.  Besides the typical back to school essentials, don’t forget your Young Living Essential Oils!

(Click on graphic for better viewing)Back to School

Why the Premium Starter Kit?

The Premium Starter Kit includes 11 essential oils.  10 of these oils are considered “Everyday Oils” because of their versatility for daily use.  They are some of the most popular and best-selling oils.  They are the oils my family uses everyday.  Check out my order oils page for more information on the Premium Starter Kit.

*Always read your bottle labels, check out Young Living’s Web site for more information or contact member services for specific instructions.  If you are pregnant, nursing or under a Doctor’s care, speak with a Doctor first.  For children, make sure they are of appropriate age and are supervised by an adult when using these products.  Always remember for children – DILUTE, DILUTE, DILUTE.  

STRESS AWAY 

Oh, how I love Stress Away!  It is the first product to contain the unique combination of Lime and Vanilla pure therapeutic-grade essential oils.*  It also includes Copaiba and Lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium.*  It was created to combat normal everyday stress that may creep up into daily life.*  Click on My Morning Routine with Essential Oils to see one way I use Stress-Away daily.

Back to School with Stress Away

  • Attach an AromaGlide Roller Fitment and roll the oil generously on the wrists and the back of the neck for the first day of school jitters or before an exam.
  • Diffuse 4-6 drops in a diffuser in the morning before school.
  • Apply 1-2 drops to a diffuser necklace or bracelet before school and enjoy the relaxing aroma benefits all day.  Check out my Etsy Shop for diffuser necklaces.

PURIFICATION

This sweet, refreshing scent instantly deodorizes and neutralizes the air with it’s unique blend of Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Tea Tree and Myrtle essential oils.*  It also supports healthy looking skin and allows you to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free.*

Back to School with Purification 

  • Diffuse 4-6 drops after school when the kids come home smelling like they have been playing all day.
  • Add 1-2 drops onto 2 cotton balls and place them inside stinky shoes.
  • Put 3-4 drops onto wool dryer balls and throw them in the dryer with clean school clothes.
  • Mix a few drops with a daily moisturizer to improve the appearance of healthy looking skin.
  • Before an outdoor field trip, make a mixture of Purification, distilled water and witch hazel into a 2 oz. glass spray bottle and spray all over body to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free.
  • Massage 1-2 drops onto the armpits for a natural deodorant.
  • Diffuse 4 drops of Purification with 4 drops of Thieves a few days per week for the ultimate healthy immune support.

LAVENDER

Lavender, the “Swiss Army Knife” of essential oils.  Everyone needs and can use Lavender!  It is popular for its calming, soothing fragrance, which can add a fresh scent to any room.*  It also makes for a relaxing addition to bathwater and can compliment many skin care products, body washes and/or shampoos.*

Back to School with Lavender

  • Diffuse 4-6 drops before bedtime to help calm the mind and body for restful sleep.
  • Add 4-6 drops to 1 cup of Epsom salts and pour mixture into warm running bath water to help wind-down after a long day.
  • In a 4 oz. glass spray bottle, add 15-20 drops of Lavender with a pinch of Epsom salts and distilled water and then spray mixture every night on bed linens for sound sleep.  Click on DIY Lavender Linen Spray for more information.
  • Put 3-4 drops on wool dryer balls for a natural fabric softener and a lovely calming scent.
  • Mix a few drops with a daily moisturizer for smooth healthy-looking skin.
  • During season changes, add 1-2 drops to a q-tip and rub it to the insides of the nostrils.

R.C.

R.C. is an invigorating blend of Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Myrtle, Spruce, Peppermint, Pine, Lavender, Marjoram and Cypress.*  It creates a cooling and comforting spa-like experience when massaged with a carrier oil onto the skin.*  It also may provide support for a healthy respiratory system.*

Back to School with R.C. 

  • Diffuse 4-6 drops to breathe freely and comfortably.
  • Massage a few drops with a carrier oil onto the chest and feet after physical activity to uplift and inspire.

THIEVES

Thieves is a powerful one-of-a-kind blend of Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Rosemary and Eucalyptus Radiata.*  It’s main purpose is to support healthy immune and respiratory function and it contributes to overall wellness.*  This is a back-to-school favorite and a must-have to use daily!

Back to School with Thieves

  • Add 1 drop with 4 drops of a carrier oil to a vegetable capsule and take once daily.
  • During the fall and winter months, make “Thieves Tea” with 1 mug of hot water, 1 drop of Thieves, 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil and add honey for taste.  Click on Thieves Tea for Immune System Support for more information.
  • Invest in all of the Young Living’s Thieves products to support healthy bodies all year long!  They are:  Thieves toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, hand soap, bar soap, hand purifier, household cleaner, wipes, laundry soap, dish soap, fruit and veggie cleaner, lozenges and mints!

LEMON

Lemon contains the naturally occurring constituent limonene which is a key component in many Young Living products, because it may help to support a healthy immune system.*  It is known to energize and cleanse the body too.  It also may support a healthy circulatory system.  Many people like to enhance the flavor of beverages and foods with Lemon essential oil.

Back to School with Lemon

  • Put 2 drops into a vegetable capsule and take 3 times daily or as needed.
  • Use to make “Thieves Tea.”  (See Thieves above)
  • Add 1 drop to the morning glass of water for a refreshing and energizing healthy drink.
  • Make Strawberry Lemonade for the kid’s lunchbox!  Add 2 cups of strawberries with 4 cups of water, 1 juiced lemon, 5 drops of Lemon essential oil and honey for taste.

FRANKINCENSE

Frankincense contains the naturally occurring constituent alpha-pinene which is a key ingredient in many of Young Living’s blends.*  It has a warm and woodsy aroma that helps the body relax, feel grounded and balanced.*  It can also help the appearance of healthy skin and it feels great massaged onto the body after physical activity.*

Back to School with Frankincense

  • Before school, add 1-2 drops to a diffuser necklace or bracelet to ease occasional stress throughout the day. (My favorite!)
  • Diffuse 4-6 drops in a home diffuser during homework time to increase attention and concentration.
  • Inhale Frankincense from the bottle after lunchtime to help refocus and regroup.
  • Massage a few drops with a carrier oil to the bottoms of the feet to alleviate nervous energy.
  • Add a few drops to a daily moisturizer for supporting healthy skin.

PANAWAY

PanAway is a stimulating blend of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint essential oils and the naturally occurring constituents methyl salicylate, gamma-curcumene, menthol and eugenol.*  It is the ideal oil to apply after exercise or any other physical activity.*  It creates a soothing, cooling sensation to help relax a tired body.*

Back to School with PanAway 

  • Apply a few drops with a carrier oil to an area of need after sports, exercise or physical activity.

DIGIZE

DiGize is a Young Living exclusive blend of Ginger, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli and Juniper essential oils and it contains the naturally occurring constituents menthol, citrol, and zingiberen.*  DiGize can be taken with meals to support a daily wellness regimen.*  It compliments the Young Living nutritional supplements while supporting a healthy digestive system.*

Back to School with DiGize

  • Put 1 drop in a morning glass of milk or juice to help ease everyday stomach butterflies.
  • Add 1-2 drops with a carrier oil to a vegetable capsule and take once daily for digestive system support.
  • Put 1 drop under the tongue after eating cafeteria lunch food!

COPAIBA

Copaiba is a single oil that promotes overall wellness and may be an important part of a daily health regimen.* This oil includes the naturally occurring constituents beta-caryophyllene and alpha-humulene.*

Back to School with Copaiba

  • Mix 1 drop with honey and hot tea to support overall wellness.
  • Add 1-2 drops to a vegetable capsule to magnify the properties of another Young Living Essential Oil.

PEPPERMINT

Peppermint is a favorite for many!  It is a very powerful essential oil which may help support normal gastrointestinal function and the body after exercise or other physical activity.*  According to Young Living, “Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort.”*

Back to School with Peppermint

  • Add a drop to a morning glass of water or tea to help wake up on those early school mornings.
  • Put a drop under the tongue after meals for supporting healthy digestion.
  • Put a drop on the tongue to freshen breath between meals.
  • Add 1-2 drops with a carrier oil to a vegetable capsule daily to promote healthy digestive function.

Beyond the Premium Starter Kit – 

Once you have a Premium Starter Kit, I would also highly recommend these items when the kids go back to school:

  1. Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier – It contains powerful essential oils and moisturizing emollients to clean and purify hands.*  Perfect for the backpack or lunchbox!
  2. KidScents GeneYus Essential Oil – Add a few drops to diffuser jewelry to increase focus and concentration throughout the school day.*  KidScents oils are formulated and pre-diluted specifically for kids!
  3. KidScents SleepyIze Essential Oil – Before bedtime massage to the bottom of the feet for a peaceful nights rest.*
  4. KidScents MightyVites Chewable Tablets – The “multivitamin” every kid needs daily!  It contains super-fruits, plants and vegetables that deliver the full-spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients for children’s developing bodies.*

Just to name a FEW!!

Are you ready for the new school year?

Let me know how I can help you.  Feel free to contact me at any time and I will do my best to reply as soon as possible.  Young Living has created a whole new way for us to live or should I just say, it’s been there all along, they just make it easier for us.  I love knowing my family is using 100% pure, natural products to help us live healthy and well lives!  Come join us!

Thank you for checking out my post!

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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August 2015 Young Living Promotion

Hello August!  Hello to a new Young Living Promotion!  Every first of the month, Young Living rolls out a new promotion available for both Retail Customers and Wholesale Members.  In order to receive the FREE items for the month, you just have to meet the minimum PV requirements in a single order.  A LOT of times, this is an EASY thing to do.  Who doesn’t love FREE stuff?  If you are a Wholesale Member and an Essential Rewards member, you get even more FREEBIES.  Click on Essential Rewards for more information about Young Living’s optional monthly auto-ship program.

Check out the promotion for August ’15 – 

FREE forAugust '15

Promotion Breakdown

190 PV Standard Order – 1 bottle of Peppermint essential oil (15ml).

190 PV Essential Rewards Order – 1 bottle of Peppermint essential oil (15ml) and 1 bottle of Basil essential oil (5ml).  Retail Value – $42.43

250 PV Standard Order – 1 bottle of Peppermint essential oil (15ml).

250 PV Essential Rewards Order – 1 bottle of Peppermint essential oil (15ml), 20 bonus Essential Rewards points and 1 bottle of Basil essential oil (5ml).  Retail Value – $62.43

300 PV Standard Order – 1 bottle of Peppermint essential oil (15ml) and Longevity Softgels.

300 PV Essential Rewards Order – 1 bottle of Peppermint essential oil (15ml), Longevity Softgels, 20 bonus Essential Rewards points and 1 bottle of Basil essential oil (5ml).  Retail Value – Up to $104.21

Peppermint Essential Oil

If you are using Young Living Essential Oils, you will quickly realize this is an oil you cannot live without!  Peppermint is also an oil GUARANTEED in-stock at all times by Young Living!  We order it on a regular basis for our home.  We specifically use it to support healthy digestive function.*

Basil Essential Oil

Basil essential oil is commonly used as a dietary supplement to support health and wellness.*  Most people even use it as a substitute for the dried herb and add it to their favorite Italian dishes.  As soon as you pop open that bottle, you know you are smelling pure Basil essential oil thanks to Young Living’s Seed to Seal process.

Longevity Softgels

We have not tried these yet, but I’ve been eyeing them for awhile.  They are one of Young Living’s BEST sellers!  Each bottle contains 30 capsules with Frankincense, Clove, Thyme and Orange essential oils.  By taking one of these daily, you are providing yourself optimal antioxidant protection, thanks to Clove!*  Also, Longevity can help to strengthen the body’s systems to prevent effects from aging, diet and the environment.*  Longevity Softgels also support healthy brain and cardiovascular as well as cell regeneration, liver and immune function.*  Whew!  These sound pretty amazing!

Bonus Essential Rewards Points  

If you are an Essential Rewards member, this month with a qualifying order, you will receive 20 bonus points!  If you are familiar with the point system, you know that 20 points works like $20 to spend on a future purchase.  This is just one reason it is beneficial to be a Wholesale Member on the Essential Rewards program!

Let me know if you have any questions!  Feel free to contact me at any time!  If you are just checking things out and are interested in enrolling, check out my order oils page.

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 March Essential Rewards!

Check out what my family ordered from Young Living this month for our March Essential Rewards.  Click on Essential Rewards (ER) to learn more about this program. March ER

What is Aroma Siez Essential Oil?

It is an essential oil blend made with Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint and Cypress.  This is an oil only used topically.  It can be massaged with a carrier oil right on an area of need.  It is typically used for tired muscles and ligaments after exercise, but can also be used on everyday aches from the body being exhausted or tense from occasional stressors.*  Aroma Siez can help by promoting normal body circulation.*

How do we use Aroma Siez?

A few weeks ago, my young son woke up with a stiff neck and shoulder.  The first oil I remembered to use was Aroma Siez massaged with a carrier oil.  As you may know, we use Young Living’s V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Complex for our carrier oil.  It massages into the skin leaving it smooth without a greasy residue.  Aroma Siez along with V-6 will be the first thing we grab next time any one of us wake up with a stiff neck!

What is Frankincense Essential Oil?

If you’ve heard anything about essential oils, you are more than likely familiar with Frankincense.  Frankincense can be used for MANY things.  It is most commonly used for skin support and relaxing the mind and body.*

How do we use Frankincense?

If you’ve been following my blog, you know how much I love my diffuser necklace!  Check out my blog post – Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace.  So far, my favorite oil to wear is Frankincense.  I love its sweet and warm scent, but most of all, I love its calming and relaxing properties.*

What is Lemon Essential Oil?

It is a powerful antioxidant containing 68% dlimonene for supporting a healthy immune system.*  It also can be used for supporting digestion, everyday stress, weight management and skin.*

I did purchase Lemon essential oil sample packets this month too.  These are great to carry on-the-go, because they very easily slip into a purse or even wallet.  I sometimes even carry the samples to share with others too.

What is Peppermint Essential Oil?

Peppermint is known for its minty aroma, but can potentially have many health benefits for the body as well!*  It is most commonly used for supporting a healthy digestive system.*

What is Animal Scents Ointment?

It is an ointment that contains Sesame, Palmarosa, Wheat, Carrot Seed, Geranium, Patchouli, Coriander, Idaho Balsam Fir, Myrrh, Melaleuca alternifoila, Rose Hip, Ylang Ylang and more!  It is a powerful soothing ointment used to protect an animal’s minor skin irritations.*  The ingredients are very gentle and safe.  If you are looking for a chemical-free, all-natural option, this would be a great choice!

How do we use Animal Scents Ointment?

Well, we do have pets, BUT I have heard so many great things about using this ointment on dry cracked feet.  I have to get these feet ready for spring and summertime!  This is my first time ordering it and I am really looking forward to trying it out!  I will keep you posted!

Everything I ordered this month, except the ointment is in the Premium Starter Kit.  They call the oils in the kit, “Everyday Oils,” because literally, you can use them every day.  Everything I just mentioned here is just the tip of the iceberg.  The uses and benefits for these oils are never-ending.  We have been very satisfied with the results of incorporating these oils into our daily lives.

If you want more information on the Premium Starter Kit and why I encourage it, check out my order oils page.  Also, click on Essential Rewards if you are interested in learning about Young Living’s Essential Rewards program.  It is an OPTIONAL auto-ship program, but with many extra added bonuses!  Check it out!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any time.

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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DIY Spring Essential Oil Roll-On

Are you ready for Spring-

We are ready and preparing with our DIY Spring Essential Oil Roll-On.  I personally love this combination of oils, because of the support they can provide the sinuses and respiratory system.  This could benefit MANY people during the springtime!  But, even though this is a very common recipe, it’s important to remember what works for one may not work for another.  What is so great about essential oils is, you can tweak recipes to make them your “own,” or just find something completely different that works for you!  I definitely recommend investing in a helpful oil book if you are already using oils.  A book where you can look-up just about anything and it will give you detailed suggestions for oil use.  If you are not yet a Young Living member, I do give a FREE gift to all new enrollees ordering the Premium Starter Kit.  Please see my order oils page for more information.

Spring Essential Oil Roll-On Recipe – 

springtime sinus support

Steps 1-3

Start with a dark glass bottle either one recycled from another oil or one you have purchased.  Check out my blog post Reusing Essential Oil Bottles to see how I clean and reuse my bottles.  If you are looking to purchase new bottles, Abundant Health has a large variety to choose from.

Once you have your bottle, add 30 drops of Lavender, 30 drops of Peppermint and 30 drops of Lemon Young Living Essential Oils (all are including in the Premium Starter Kit).  You can just line up the oil hole with the bottle or use a glass dropper to be more precise.

lavender drops Peppermint Drops Lemon drops

Step 4 

After you’ve added all 3 essential oils, top off the rest of the bottle with a “carrier oil” or “seed oil” of your choice.  My family uses Young Living’s V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex.  This is made with Coconut, Sesame, Grape, Sweet Almond, Wheat, Sunflower and Olive oils.  It blends into the skin really well without leaving an oily residue and won’t clog pores.  It also won’t stain clothes or fabrics, which is a huge PLUS!  If you do not have V-6, you can use another seed oil such as, Coconut, Sesame, Jojoba, Almond, etc.

V-6 TOP OFF

Step 6

Lastly, after the essential oils and V-6 or other carrier oil is added, then put your roller fitment onto the bottle with the cap.  I prefer using Young Living’s AromaGlide Roller Fitments, because they are made of metal.  Many roller-balls are made of plastic, which is not safe to use with citrus oils, because they can actually erode the plastic.  Once the roller and cap is on, you can shake the bottle lightly or roll it between your hands to mix the oils up throughly.  After you are done, add a label!

ROLL-ON

Ready to use!

We use this roll-on on the back of our necks, wrists or on our Vita-Flex points on the bottom of our feet.  We love the convenience of this bottle too.  It can very easily fit in a purse, bag or even pocket!

Other Options for Spring Sinus and Respiratory Support

Essential Oils – Breathe Again, Copaiba, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Raven, Ravintsara, R.C., Roman Chamomile, Sacred Frankincense, Thieves and more!

  • Diffuse your choice of oils by following the directions on the bottle label
  • Put a few drops of oil in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and inhale as needed
  • Add several drops of oil to a cotton ball and place it near an air vent
  • Put 2-3 drops of an oil in a spoonful of honey and take orally *ALWAYS check your bottle label to make sure the oil is a dietary supplement and if so, follow the directions accordingly
  • Add a few drops to a glass of milk or juice and drink
  • Add a few drops to a vegetable capsule and add a carrier oil if needed to take orally

*For more information on oil usage and safety, check out my page – Oil Usage and Safety Tips

Contact me if you have any questions or if you are interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils.

Thank you!

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.AbundantHealth4U.com

2.   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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Reusing Essential Oil Bottles

Are you starting to become oil savvy and have a collection of empty essential oil bottles?  DO NOT THROW THEM IN THE GARBAGE!  YOU CAN RESUSE THEM!  Follow the steps below to see how I prepare the bottles to be reused!

Step

The first step is to gather up all of your empty essential oil bottles.  You can do them all at once or just pick a few to do together.  I decided to use our empty Thieves bottles and the one empty Peppermint bottle I had.  You can see Thieves is a favorite in my household and we have been using it a lot this season!

Step

The second step is to carefully remove all labels.  On the back of each Young Living bottle label there is a “peel here” printed small.  If you start to pull from there, sometimes it will come off nice and easily.  If you still have residue, no worries!  I will show you a few great tricks in step six and eight.  For now, just leave them be.

Step

The third step is to open the bottles by removing the lid and drop reducer.  Once the drop reducer is off, you may be able to get a little more oil from the bottle.  What do you do do with it?  Well, there are many options, but I will tell you my favorite way to use up each and every last drop!  I make relaxing and refreshing epsom bath salts!

Start with a large glass jar or container.  I say glass, because some of the citrus oils can erode plastic.  Then fill the jar about 1/3 or 1/2 of the way with epsom salt.  Then split up the bottles in 2 groups.  I take one group of open bottles and dump the remnants into the jar of bath salts.  Once all the oil is out, toss the bottles, lids and drop reducers in the jar too.  The epsom salts will absorb any remaining oil.

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The fourth step is to add more epsom salts.  Fill the jar, but leave room at the top to do the next grouping of bottles.  Then take a second group of bottles and dump their remnants and toss in the bottles, lids and drop reducers.

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Put the lid on the jar and tighten it.  Then begin shaking it very delicately and make sure everything is moving around well.  It’s very important to do this lightly, because the essential oil bottles and jar are glass.  Shaking it around helps to disperse the remaining oil more evenly throughout the epsom salts.  After that just let it sit for an hour or more.

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Now onto the sixth step – we are getting there!  Carefully dump the jar into a glass bowl, so you can sift through to get out all of the bottle pieces.  As I take out everything, I try to get as many salts as possible out and off of the bottles.  Then place the bottles and pieces in a separate bowl filled with water and a half capful of Thieves Household Cleaner.  The salt helped to absorb the remaining oil and the water with Thieves cleaner will help to clean the bottles for reuse.  If you are doing this at home and do not have Thieves Household Cleaner, another option would be vinegar and water.  I let everything sit for about 20 minutes.

For step seven, it is time to get the salts back into the jar.  You could very easily use a funnel for this.  I only had a plastic funnel and I just preferred to use a makeshift one instead to be sure no harmful chemicals leached from the plastic.  Remember, as I stated in step three, some citrus oils can erode plastic.  So, I erred on the side of caution and did it this way.  If you have a better option, by all means, go for it!

After everything has been sitting in the bowl with water and Thieves cleaner for awhile, I then pick up the pieces and gently rub away any label residue.  I did not have to do step eight, because the Thieves cleaner worked well at getting all of the leftover residue off.  If you are doing this and still have residue, Lemon essential oil works great!  I use this oil all the time for any stubborn gunk that won’t budge!  It is amazing!

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For step nine, I dry off all the pieces.  I sometimes leave them overnight upside down on a dish drying rack.

Now that the bottles are all emptied and freshly cleaned, I can decide what to do with them.  In step ten, I show how you can take an old bottle and exchange the lid for a roller-ball and cap.  Young Living makes their own, which fit the bottles perfectly.  They are called AromaGlide Roller Fitments.  I mainly use roller bottles for pre-diluted oils or to create my own oil blends.

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For step eleven, I completed putting all the clean bottles back together.  Now, here are some of my favorite ways to reuse them –

  1. Mix up a sleepy-time blend of Lavender, Peace & Calming and Cedarwood essential oils with V-6 and a roller fitment
  2. For those everyday aches, we use Pan-Away and Valor essential oils with V-6 and a roller fitment
  3. Create bottles specifically for the kids, pre-diluted and ready to use
  4. Make bottle samples as gifts for family and friends

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Step twelve is pretty simple, but fun!  It is an optional step, but if you like getting creative, now is your chance!  I love labeling my jars, containers and essential oil bottles.  I didn’t go too crazy with this one pictured, just because the jar is decoration enough and there wasn’t much space for a label.  Sometimes it’s fun to use ribbon or twine, especially for a gift.

I hope you found this post helpful! Contact me if you have any questions!  I would love to hear from you!

Thank you,

Amy 

 

*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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