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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.‎
 

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.‎
 

My July Essential Rewards!

This month has been crazy!  I have been off the radar, because I am just trying to savor every moment with my kiddos before school starts again.  I cannot believe it’s right around the corner.  My July Essential Rewards order included oils to help start off the new school year on the right foot!  I’m sure my August Essential Rewards order will include even more for the upcoming school year!  This is the time to stock up!

Click on Essential Rewards to learn more about Young Living’s optional (but, great!) monthly auto-ship program.

Check out what I ordered – 

July ER '15

Thieves Essential Oil

By now you know, Thieves is the essential oil to have on hand at ALL times, especially during the school year.  It is Young Living’s own blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils.  It also contains the naturally derived constituents limonene, eugenol and eucalyptol.  This unique oil can help support a healthy immune system and help to maintain overall wellness.  It is used as a dietary supplement and makes for a great addition to some foods and beverages.

Valor II Essential Oil

Who has gotten their hands on Young Living’s newest additions – Valor II and Peace & Calming II?  I am so excited about these!  It’s nice to have a very comparable option when one is out-of-stock.  Valor and Peace & Calming have been favorites for many!  Since Young Living only wants to provide the BEST quality, there has been a limited supply do to unforeseen weather conditions affecting the harvest.  Young Living decided to formulate these two new blends which may provide the same benefits as their predecessors and work complimentary together.

Valor II is a blend of Ylang Ylang, Rosewood, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Matricaria, Idaho Blue Spruce, Frankincense, Vetiver, Cistus, Bergamot, Cassia and Davana oils.  It also includes the naturally derived constituents linalol, alpha-pinene, camphene and limonene.  Valor II has a calming and uplifting aroma.  It can be diffused or applied topically.

GeneYus Essential Oil

Did you know, you can now purchase the essential oils from the KidScents Oil Collection individually?  I know this was great news for many!  This collection includes 6 oils specially formulated for children which may help common ups and downs of childhood.  GeneYus is an oil blend in the kit.  I purchased it for my young son for the new school year.  I am very excited to try it out.  It may help young minds focus and concentrate (especially great for those school projects).  I plan to apply it to his diffuser necklace in the morning before school.  I will keep you posted on how we like it!  😉

Check out the KidScents Oil Collection – 

KidScents (3)

Interested in learning more?

I would love to hear from you and answer questions you may have about enrolling with me for Young Living.  Feel free to contact me and I will send you an email from our team’s Oil Moxie website with more information.

Thank you!

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

2.  Young Living Product Guide 2015

*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 June Essential Rewards!

My June Young Living Essential Rewards (ER) order arrived!  I love receiving my monthly shipments!  ER is an OPTIONAL auto ship program where you can earn FREE points to use like cash on future purchases.  For more information, check out my Essential Rewards page.

Check out my June order – 

Free for June '15

Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash

We have been using Thieves Mouthwash since last fall and after some getting used to, we now LOVE it!  If you are looking for a natural/chemical-free mouthwash, Thieves is definitely one to get!  It contains a special blend of pure essential oils which help to support the teeth and gums.*  You can read more about it in my post – Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash.

NingXia Nitro

I have been hearing so many wonderful things about NingXia Nitro, so I thought now was the time to take the plunge and try it out!  I have not had one yet, but I am sure you will see a blog post about it in the near future.

NingXia Nitro comes in a box with 14 – 20 ml single-serve tubes inside.  Each tube contains pure essential oils along with natural ingredients to provide you with an energy boost or a “pick-me-up.”* I know being a mother of young ones, around midday, I am ready for a nap!  These will be great to have on hand when that exhaustion sets in!  Some other benefits of NingXia Nitro are:  increasing mental fitness, cognitive alertness, physical acuity and enhances athletic performance and endurance.*

Shutran Essential Oil

Since June is the month for Father’s Day, I decided to purchase Shutran essential oil as a gift!  This is a special blend specifically designed for men.  It contains Ocotea, Ylang Ylang, Hinoki, Coriander, Davana, Lavender, Cedarwood, Lemon and Northern Lights Black Spruce oils and exclusive to Young Living – Idaho Blue Spruce.  Because of its appealing aroma, many men use it as a cologne.  Who wouldn’t want a natural cologne without any harmful synthetic ingredients?!? Also, Shutran is beneficial for supporting a healthy mind and body.*  It also can help boost feelings of masculinity and confidence.* Young Living suggests adding topically 2-4 drops to the wrists twice daily or as needed.

Interested in learning more?

Feel free to contact me at any time!  I would be happy to email you more information from my team’s Oil Moxie website.

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.‎
 

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.‎
 

April 2015 Young Living Promotion

Most Young Living members eagerly await the announcement of the new monthly promotion!  What are the promotions?  The first of every month, Young Living reveals FREE products you can receive with a single order purchase of 190 PV or more.  If you are already a member, you can find out information about these promotions in your email, in the Virtual Office or from your “upline/enroller.”  If you are not a member, you can still participate in these promotions!  To get started, check out my order oils page where you will see the Premium Starter Kit.  If you purchase the Premium Starter Kit, it is 100 PV.  Add 90 PV more and you can start earning the FREE items for the month.

For April, the FREE items are –  Lavender essential oil and a 3-pack of Thieves spray.  As an added bonus for Essential Rewards (ER) members, you will also receive 1 bottle of Wintergreen essential oil and orders of 300 PV or more will receive 10% back in ER points to use like “cash” for future purchases.  Click on Essential Rewards to learn more about Young Living’s optional monthly auto-ship program.

Celebrate the departure of winter with these spring essentials –

Free for April 2015

Here are the details – 

190 PV Standard Order – 1 bottle of Lavender essential oil (5ml).  Retail Value – $26.61

190 PV Essential Rewards Order – 1 bottle of Lavender essential oil (5ml) and 1 bottle of Wintergreen essential oil (5ml).

250 PV Standard Order – 1 bottle of Lavender essential oil (5ml) and a 3-pack of Thieves Spray.  Retail Value – $57.86

250 PV Essential Rewards Order – 1 bottle of Lavender essential oil (5ml), a 3-pack of Thieves Spray and 1 bottle of Wintergreen essential oil (5ml).

300 PV Essential Rewards Order – 1 bottle of Lavender essential oil (5ml), a 3-pack of Thieves Spray, 1 bottle of Wintergreen essential oil (5ml) and 10% back in Essential Rewards points.  Retail Value – $107.86

What is Lavender Essential Oil? 

I’ve said it before and I will say it again:  Lavender is the “Swiss Army Knife” of essential oils.  As Young Living states, “it is the most versatile of all the essential oils.”  It is most commonly used for relaxing the mind and body, promoting sleep and aiding in skin support.*  The benefits of this oil are limitless.

What is Thieves Spray?

This all-natural convenient spray is perfect for spring cleaning or for on-the-go!  If you haven’t already, check out my blog post – Spring Cleaning with Young Living Essential Oils.

The spray contains pure grain alcohol, deionized water, Thieves essential oil blend, fractionated coconut oil and soy lecithin.  It’s great to clean small surfaces, such as, doorknobs, shopping carts and toilet seats.  It also can work to clean your hands in a pinch!

What is Wintergreen Essential Oil?

This oil is an exclusive gift to Essential Rewards members this month who meet the PV requirements in a single order.

Wintergreen has a fresh, sweet and minty aroma.  It is beneficial in soothing head tension and muscles after exercise.*  When diffused it brings springtime indoors!

10% Back in Essential Rewards Points

If you are an Essential Rewards member and place a 300 PV order, you will receive 10% more back in Essential Rewards points.  You can receive up to 50 points!  50 points works like $50 to spend on Young Living product!  It is a fantastic deal!

If you have any questions about April’s promotion or are interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils, feel free to contact me at any time.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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.‎
 

Thieves Tea for Immune System Support

If you really want to provide fast and effective immune support, here is a recipe to try!*  This is probably not something to drink everyday, only on those days you want extra support for your immune system.* There are different variations to this recipe, but below you will see the most common one used. You can alter it as much as you want as long as Thieves and Lemon essential oils are included (this is where you get the best support).  Some like to add other essential oils, such as Peppermint.  Others even like to add this combination to their favorite herbal tea blend too.  The options are really endless!  Make it your own for the best taste!

Why Thieves and Lemon?

Thieves, as you will see in many of my posts, is the essential oil to have at all times – especially during the fall and winter months.  It is a special blend created by Young Living.  It is made with Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.  You can find Thieves in many of Young Living’s products.  It is a great safe and natural alternative for many store bought items.  Check out my new post, “Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils,” to see how we clean our house with Thieves!

Lemon is a great addition to the Thieves Tea not only for taste, but because Lemon contains D-Limonene a powerful antioxidant.*  Check out my post, “Young Living Lemon Essential Oil,” to learn more about this amazing oil!

Thieves and Lemon are both included in the Premium Starter Kit.  They are must-have oils that can be used everyday.  Check out my order oils page for more information.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any time!

Thank you!

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.‎
 

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

Step

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.‎
 

6 Winter Diffuser Musts!

I feel like we have officially entered full-blown winter season, maybe because it looks like a blizzard outside here in the Midwest!  Well, here I will tell you what Young Living Essential Oils my family has been diffusing like crazy!  Here are what we believe to be “6 Winter Diffuser Musts!”

Immune Support

Thieves and ImmuPower are our musts for immune support.  We usually alternate them during the winter months or as needed.

Thieves is an essential oil blend made up of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary.  This blend is best known for its cleansing abilities and eliminating airborne bacteria.  It is highly effective in supporting a healthy immune system and good health.*

ImmuPower is an essential oil blend made up of Hyssop, Mountain Savory, Cistus, Camphor, Frankincense, Oregano, Clove, Cumin and Dorado azul.  This powerful essential oil creates a protective barrier and increases positive energy.*

Diffuser Directions

  1. Pick either Thieves or ImmuPower 
  2. Add 6-8 drops of one of the essential oils to the diffuser
  3. Fill the rest of the diffuser with distilled or purified water
  4. For Thieves diffuse up to 10 minutes 3 times daily and for ImmuPower diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily

Purify and Cleanse

Purification and Lemon are our musts to purify and cleanse the air.  We combine both of these essential oils into our diffuser.  Click on, “Homemade Air Freshener with Essential Oils,” to see another way we use this combination.

Purification is an essential oil blend made up of Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Melaleuca, Lavandin and Myrtle.  It is best known for its ability to cleanse impurities from surroundings while deodorizing and neutralizing the air.*

Lemon is a powerful single essential oil.  It is best known for its uplifting fresh aroma, its antioxidant and cleansing properties as well as its support for the nervous system.*

Diffuser Directions

  1. Add 5 drops each of Purification and Lemon to the diffuser
  2. Fill the rest of the diffuser with distilled or purified water
  3. Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily

Respiratory Comfort

R.C. and Raven are our musts for respiratory comfort.  We alternate them during the winter months or as needed.

R.C. is an essential oil blend made up of Eucalyptus globulus, Myrtle, Marjoram, Pine, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus citriodora, Lavender, Cypress, Spruce and Peppermint.  It is best known for its respiratory support especially during the cold winter months.*

Raven is an essential oil blend made up of Ravensara, Lemon, Wintergreen, Peppermint and Eucalyptus Radiata.  It also is known for its comforting properties and support for the respiratory system.*

Diffuser Directions

  1. Pick either R.C. or Raven
  2. Add 6-8 drops of one of the essential oils to the diffuser
  3. Fill the rest of the diffuser with distilled or purified water
  4. Diffuse either R.C. or Raven up to 30 minutes 3 times daily

Uplift and Refresh

Sometimes during those winter months, you need to uplift and refresh your mood and Joy and Lemon are our musts!  Click on, “My Morning Routine with Essential Oils,” to see another way in which I personally use Joy daily.

Joy is an essential oil blend made up of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Coriander, Tangerine, Jasmine, Roman chamomile, Palmarosa and Rose.  It is uplifting and refreshing for moods and inspires happiness all around.  It is the perfect oil to diffuse for everyday stress or if you need a little more energy to get you through the day.*  It’s also known to enhance romance and togetherness.*

Lemon as seen above is known for its “uplifting and refreshing properties,” which makes it a perfect addition to this diffuser combination!

Diffuser Directions

  1. Add 5 drops each of Joy and Lemon to the diffuser
  2. Fill the rest of the diffuser with distilled or purified water
  3. Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily

Blues Buster

Sometimes being stuck indoors for days on end during the winter months can make a person feel “blue.”  We call this trio our, “Blues Buster.”  Orange, Lavender and Frankincense in the diffuser are our musts!

Orange is a multi-purpose single essential oil.  It is commonly known to support a healthy immune system, promote relaxation and positive emotions.*

Lavender is the most well-known single essential oil.  It is the, “swiss army knife,” of essential oils.  It is commonly used for relaxation and occasional sleeplessness.  It also can reduce everyday stress of the mind and body.*

Frankincense is one of the oldest single essential oils.  It is commonly used to increase spiritual awareness, calm and soothe the body and mind while providing support to the nervous system.*

Diffuser Directions

  1. Add 4 drops each of Orange, Lavender and Frankincense to the diffuser
  2. Fill the rest of the diffuser with distilled or purified water
  3. Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily

Relax and Sleep

Lavender and/or Peace & Calming are our musts to help us relax and sleep.  We usually alternate them in the diffuser during the winter months or as needed.

Lavender as seen above is commonly used for relaxation and occasional sleeplessness.

Peace & Calming is an essential oil blend made up of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli and Blue Tansy.  Just as the name states, it is commonly known to help bring peace and calm to the mind and body.  It is perfect to diffuse after a long day to help you wind down.

Diffuser Directions

  1. Pick either Lavender or Peace & Calming
  2. Add 6-8 drops of one of the essential oils to the diffuser
  3. Fill the rest of the diffuser with distilled or purified water
  4. Lavender or Peace & Calming can be diffused up to 1 hour 3 times daily

Not a Member of Young Living? 

Do these diffuser blends sound wonderful to you, but you have yet to begin your journey with Young Living?  No problem!  I would be happy to assist you!  Check out my order oils page for information.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any time!

Thank you!

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.‎
 

Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash

I just received Young Living Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash in my November Essential Rewards order.  After seeing the reviews, I was really excited to try this product!  It is a great alternative to conventional mouthwash, because it is 100% natural and made with 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oils.  PLUS, it is alcohol-free!  This is the mouthwash you want to support healthy teeth and gums!

Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash contains these Essential Oils –

  • Peppermint – freshens breath, plays a role in improving taste and is soothing
  • Clove – used in the dental industry to numb the gums
  • Spearmint – a powerful and rich antioxidant
  • Lemon – consists of 68% dlimonene which is a powerful antioxidant and is very purifying and refreshing
  • Cinnamon – has a strong ability to improve wellness and promote health and is soothing to the gums and teeth
  • Vetiver – contains calming and stabilizing properties
  • Rosemary – has a slightly medicinal aroma and can enhance flavor

How to use Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash?

  1. Brush your teeth as you normally would (I highly recommend AromaBright Toothpaste – made with 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils that helps support healthy gums, strong teeth and a confident smile)
  2. Rinse mouth with one tablespoon or capful of the mouthwash for 30-60 seconds or as needed.
  3. Keep stored at room temperature.

My Personal Tips

  1. Some people think the taste is great, but can be overpowering at first to some, however, it’s easy to get used to it.  Do not give up after one use!
  2. If the taste of your first capful is too strong for you, fill the cap with half mouthwash and half water.
  3. Another great idea is to pre-mix your mouthwash in a 16 oz. or larger bottle.  My recommendation is to do 8 oz. of mouthwash and 8 oz. of water.  This makes it more convenient and allows you to get more use from your bottle.
  4. Wait at least 30 minutes to eat or drink anything after using or you may still notice the taste.
  5. Not only is it an effective mouthwash, but it is equally effective poured on your toothbrush and brushed in a circular motion on your teeth and gums.
  6. It may help to alleviate tooth sensitivity.
  7. Great for gargling during the fall and winter months!

If you want to purchase Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash, please click on order oils or on the graphic below.  Don’t hesitate to contact me at any time if you questions!  I would be happy to help you!

Thank you!

 

 

 

*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.‎