Learning a new language

Learning a new language
When you're new to using Young Living essential oils, start slow because these oils are far more potent and powerful than any other oils on the market!
We often think that more is better, but in this case, less is more.  

Act like you have bottles of liquid gold and put away that heavy hand.  

For example, if you read a diffuser recipe that calls for six drops of Peppermint oil,  start with three until you know how oils work with your unique body.  

In order to experience the mind expanding benefits of a essential oils, be sure to use them consistently.   Come up with daily routines (yes,  every single day!) for using your oils, and soon you'll see how much they support you.   Trust us, you can't make up the results you will see, and consistency is key.

Let’s talk some terminology…

Remember, like all things new, there's a learning curve here.  So be kind to your brain as it absorbs this new info.  It's very much like learning a new language!

HOT OILS
This means when you put the oil on your skin, it feels like it's hot and may give a burning or tingling sensation.  These oils are not literally “hot” but their reaction feels hot.  So how do you use hot oils?  You dilute them!    
Examples of hot oils:    cinnamon bark, clove, thyme, peppermint, oregano, lemongrass, and thieves.
 
PHOTOSENSITIVE
Keep out of the sun for 8 to 10 hours when using photosensitive oils on your sun-exposed skin, so you don't burn.  OR, as we say it, put the oils where the sun doesn't shine if you want to use them during the day.
Think of these essential oils like vampires, ideally kept in the shade and best used on your skin at night.   Apply them before bedtime and tomorrow you'll wake up refreshed and beautifully bright looking.
Examples of photosensitive oils:  lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, bergamot, tangerine, citrus fresh, stress away, peace and calming.

CARRIER OILS
 Here’s  a way to remember this one:  carrier oils will CARRY the essential oil in it, like a vehicle taking the celebrity for a ride.  Carrier oils are typically found in your kitchen, and Young Living makes their own, too, called V-6.  It is a wonderful blend of these carrier oils: fractionated coconut oil, sesame seed oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, wheat germ oil, sunflower oil, and olive oil.   
When we make ointments and creams, we typically use hard cold press coconut oil, shea butter, or coconut butter to carry the essential oils.
Examples of carrier oils:   olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil.  

DILUTING
Because essential oils are highly concentrated, blending them with a carrier oil helps to both dilute the essential oil and disperse it onto and into the skin.  This is super important for use with babies and little ones!

Newborn – 6 months:  1 drop essential oil to 1 Tbs carrier oil
6 months – 2 years:   Dilute 1:4
2 years – 6 years:   Dilute 1:3
6 years – 12 years:  Dilute 1:2
 
Young Living has a full line of ‘pre-diluted’ oils made for children.   They are in the KIDSCENTS line.   
You will soon discover making rollerballs of your favorite combinations make them portable and ready whether you have a bug bite, head tension, tummy aches, stress, etc.   

This is a new way of life, and you will soon wonder how you ever did life without these oils.
That is exactly how we feel.   
 

What if there was a easy button to start simplifying your life?
 

Love on your skin...

Love on your skin...
Essential oils can either be applied to the skin neat (without dilution) or diluted with a carrier oil.   Always be sure to choose a good quality, unrefined, organic carrier oil.  Just like with essential oils, carrier oil quality is so important since you're applying these on to your skin-- your largest organ.  Young Living has a wonderful carrier oil blend called V6.   
A carrier oil is fatty oil, that has large molecules so it slows absorption of the essential oil.
 
A carrier oil doesn’t make them “less strong,” 
anymore than wearing sunglasses makes solar rays less bright.
 
It filters the intensity and slows the absorption of the oil into the skin.  
The tiny essential oil molecule has to ping pong between large and small to get in.  
If your skin turns red, don’t panic. Just use a carrier like olive or coconut oil. I never know how my body will respond from one day to the next. It doesn’t mean the oil is making you sick, it just means it’s doing what it was designed to do—
go after stuff!
 
When we apply oils topically to our skin, they are quickly absorbed by our pores and hair follicles and move into the bloodstream.  From there, the party starts, and they’re dispersed throughout the various systems of our bodies to support our overall health.  

For example, let's say you're cooking dinner and suddenly you get too close to a hot pan.  You grab your lavender and apply it “neat” straight from the bottle to help soothe your skin.  Other oils may need to be diluted first.  Babies, young children, and elderly have more delicate skin and need to be diluted more.  The same holds true for essential oil newbies.   This is a new world for you in comparison to the chemicals you had been using, and your body is waking up with every drop!

Many people like to create roller bottles with their favorite recipes and add carrier oil so they are portable and ready to go whenever you are!   (trust me, you will soon go no where without a tool from your toolbox at hand)   
 
Ready to roll

Some of you are DIYers, and others wish that they would be the recipient of someone’s DIY/ craft night (that’s me)  
Either way, find what works for you.   Young Living has several beautiful ready to roll roll-ons waiting for you.   Valor, Breathe Again, StressAway, Thieves, Tranquil, Deep Relief, and Rutavala.  
 
Where do I put them?

Common areas to apply essential oils are the inside of your wrists, the back of your neck, knee pits 😊 or on your temples.  These are your pulse points where oils can absorb quickly and work the fastest.   

Another great place to apply oils is the bottom of your feet -- which have many nerve endings and over 4000 of the largest pores on your body.  
Applying oils here allows your body to easily disperse the oil throughout your system to wherever it is needed.  This is especially helpful when using oils on kids and babies.  

Other times, for physical issues, I tell people to put the oil as close as the location.  For example, apply DiGize in a clockwise motion on your tummy if it needs help settling down.   Apply PanAway to sore muscles.   Tea Tree can be dabbed undilute on to a pimple that just popped up overnight, when your body decided you're 14 again.
Start with a carrier, and you will see how your body responds.   You are going to love the results!   When you discover the results of peppermint on your knee pits on a hot sticky summer day, your view will never be the same.   

What if there was a easy button to start simplifying your life?

Do you need to Diffuse the Situation?

Do you need to Diffuse the Situation?
“What's that beautiful smell?”   is something you'll soon get used to hearing because anytime someone comes over and you have your diffuser going,  they're bound to smell the beauty.  
We all want our house to smell great,  but what if on top of smelling great, we could feel great too?  
 
It's time to say bye bye bye to those toxic candles, plug-ins, scented room sprays, and chemical-filled incense sticks, and instead diffuse essential oils.  
 
Think of your diffuser as a wellness delivery system to dispute those tutti- frutti,  lovey- dovey, happy scents into the air and throughout your home.
 
Aromatic use of essential oils is a simple, convenient, and powerful way to use oils anytime, anywhere.   
You need not use a diffuser-- just open your bottle and inhale to enjoy and experience the benefits of essential oils immediately.   
You can even wear your oils in diffuser jewelry, so you can be your own diffuser, or apply them to your hair.  
 
Did you know that our sense of smell 
is 10,000 times stronger than any of our other senses?  

Other senses like touch and taste must travel through our body by neurons in our spinal cord before reaching the brain, but our olfactory response is immediate.  
Basically, our noses go straight to our brains, which is why breathing in oils can be so effective, and is how these liquid plants can affect our emotions.  

Have you ever gotten a flood of emotions when you walked by someone at Walmart who was wearing your grandma’s perfume?  The memories of your grandma are hooked to that scent.   Think back to your high school science class, and you'll remember that your limbic system controls your emotions, your mood, and your memory.  
This is why if you're trying to impact anything related to the brain (memory, mood, focus, sleep, stress) you'll want to use your oils aromatically.   We never underestimate the power of aromatic use of essential oils, since the oils we inhale can directly affect what our brain does to our entire body.  And that, is why it's always a good idea to “diffuse the situation”  
 
Just like oils, not all diffusers are created equal.  

When selecting a diffuser, you'll want to select one with high quality, high-density grade of BPA free plastic.  Otherwise, your oils can leach petrochemicals from your diffuser reservoir into the air, canceling out all the benefits of the perfectly created oils you're diffusing.  
How crazy would that be?
 
Young Living diffusers are made of polypropylene, which is the same type of polymer used in medical devices, and they've been thoroughly tested in our labs to ensure that nothing breaks down when in contact with the essential oils.   
Remember to only diffuse essential oils in a cold- air diffuser, since heating them can alter their chemistry and reduce the benefits.  
 
We love Young Living diffusers not only because they're beautiful, but also because their runtimes and light settings can be customized, they function as humidifiers, and they come with an excellent warranty.
 
 smelling not required 

Because the chemical components of essential oils produce a direct response on the body, nature takes the wheel so that even people without a sense of smell can still enjoy all the benefits of essential oils!
 
Do you love candles?   I did too...  
Click here to find out why I ditched them and found a cheaper, more effective option!

What are you using to cut your grass?

What are you using to cut your grass?
 
Repeat after me, 
not all essential oils are created equal.
Let's discuss why Young Living.  

We love that essential oils are all the rage and are no longer considered weird hippie voodoo.  Countless brands of essential oils can now be found everywhere, from grocery stores to gas stations,  promising all kinds of things. 
The problem is, you don't actually know what's inside those bottles.  
They might be deluded, impure, or not even what they're claiming to be at all.

Price is what you pay but value is what you get.
Young Living essential oils may cost you more than those cheapie oils on the shelf at the store, so let's breakdown why this is and how they are an amazing value once you understand the difference.  
You aren't cheap.  
You deserve the best.
Put down that $3 bottle of lavender oil.
Today, many essential oil manufacturers make synthetic oils in a lab that can smell EXACTLY like the plant they claim to be from.  Your nose may not know the difference,  but your body does.  
Unfortunately, the essential oil industry is highly under-regulated, and there are many tricks of the trade used to mass produce inexpensive oils.  
Essential oils can be cut with synthetics, floral waters can be labeled as “essential oils,” oils can be extracted from plants using toxic solvents that leave chemical by-products in your oil,  and the list goes on.  These products will not help you have a healthier body, mind, or home:  instead they can be quite dangerous to your health.  
 
Purity is important, because if you purchase a product that isn’t, you won’t get the results you could get. 
Aside from the toxins and other chemicals you’ll likely encounter by using an inferior product

impure oils just don’t work.
 
That might lead you to think that essential oils don’t work. In reality, they do. 
You just happened to use something that didn’t have the ability to work.
 
It’s like trying to cut your front yard with a pair of scissors.   Crazy right?  
Most people have no idea that those scissors (the second-rate oils) are the wrong tool.   They do understand that lawn mowers are better than scissors for cutting grass, 
but they don’t understand that a higher quality oil is a better tool for anything related to your health and wellbeing.
  
Would you rather 
Eat a burger from McDonalds or an Angus burger I cook for you on my grill?
Would you rather drive a brand new Kia or a brand new Mercedes? 
Folgers or Starbucks?
Coach or First Class?
 
See.   We understand quality differentiation in every area of life. Essential oils are no different.
 
Ready for more?   
We start with what we call an ‘oil map’.    
It helps you see the benefits available for you right where you are.   

A Powerful Health Trend

A Powerful Health Trend
Have you ever peeled an orange and smelled that beautiful mist in the air?

Have you ever felt rejuvenated by the scent of pine trees while on a walk in the woods?

Have you ever felt happy after breathing in the aroma of a fresh bouquet of wildflowers?

Have you ever tasted that minty fruit fresh flavor of peppermint in a smoothie and felt refreshed?

If you have, then you've experienced essential oils.  

Essential oils are much more than beautifully scented plant juice!   These oils are called essential because plants need them to live.  We think they’re essential to have in your home too.  

Essential oils are the aromatic liquid within the leaves, petals, roots, grasses, bark, seeds, and stems of plants. They can be extracted using steam distillation, resin tapping, or cold pressing.   

Lemon rinds, rose petals, eucalyptus leaves, and frankincense resin are all examples of beautiful parts of our world that can produce essential oils.   Oils are created by God, placed in nature for purposes from helping the plant survive and thrive to improving your wellness.   

Oils are often referred to as the lifeblood of the plant,  since they protect the plant from environmental elements like weather, insects, fungus, and disease.  The way oils protect plants in the same way they can protect you too.
 
For thousands of years people in many cultures have relied on essential oils and have used them in a multitude of ways for countless ailments and issues.  As more and more health practitioners, doctors, scientists, and users like us venture into this world of ancient knowledge, essential oils are no longer the missing link in modern medicine.  

Integrating oils into your life allows you to make your emotional, physical, and mental health a priority in the most natural way and it doesn't have to be overwhelming.  

Each plant in nature is linked to specific health benefits.  It takes a lot of plant material to yield a tiny amount of oil-- a whole lot!  It takes up 1 pound of peppermint to make a 15 ml bottle of Peppermint oil, or 50 rose flowers to make just one drop of Rose oil!  This is why essential oils are so highly concentrated and potent-- up to 70 times more powerful than the original plant for dried herbs.  This is also why you only need to use a small amount; just one drop is often enough.  

Ready for more?   We start with what we call an ‘oil map’.    It helps you see the benefits available for you right where you are.    Click here to try it out!   

A Great Place to Begin...


The Little Oilers Starter Kit is a member favorite! It comes with an adorable Feather the Owl diffuser and 5 oils from the KidScents line. The diffuser doubles as a sound machine and a nightlight— perfect for kiddos!  You will quickly fall in love the soft music, nature sounds, waves, and light changes on his belly.   

The most common ways to use oils with children are aromatically and topically. Aromatically just means diffusing or inhaling from your palms or the bottle. When diffusing around children, I always recommend starting with just 1-2 drops of each oil and increasing from there. 

Learning to use oils on children can sometimes be overwhelming, so never hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions—that’s what I’m here for! But I also wanted to share one of my favorite resources for using oils on the little ones—a book called Gentle Babies by Debra Raybern. It has so many great tips and education for supporting your kiddos naturally! 
Using oils topically means to apply them directly onto the skin. It is important to properly dilute oils as needed when applying topically on babies and children. This is the dilution guide recommended by Young Living when applying oils topically to babies and children.

My favorite thing about our Little Oilers Kit is that all of the oils come pre-diluted. So, when you’re using the Little Oilers collection on children 2+ years old, you do not have to dilute further. Hello, easy button!
 
The first oil from your kit that I wanted to share about with you is SleepyIze. This oil is one of the most loved oils in the Little Oilers Kit because when supporting a little person’s body, one of the best things they can have is a good night's sleep.

This oil is a blend of some of the best calming and relaxing oils such as Lavender, Roman Chamomile, and Sacred Frankincense. The oils in this blend are perfect for winding down before a nap or bedtime and can also help with restlessness or big emotions. And even though this is considered a “kid’s oil,” many adults love to diffuse this blend in their room at night while they sleep too. (you will soon discover that everyone in the family are sharing these!)
 
This is a great oil to diffuse at night and let your kiddos touch the talons to turn on Feather.   It will soon be a naptime/nighttime routine.  
 
 Owie was formulated specifically for all of the boo boos that comes along with childhood. Most parents like to keep this one in the diaper bag or backpack so it is always on hand for whenever an accident happens! To use this oil, just apply one drop to any minor skin irritation, bump, cut, or bug bite! 

GeneYus oil is also known as “focus in a bottle”! This oil is a game changer for anyone that has trouble focusing on or completing a task! My favorite way to apply this oil is to place one drop on the back of the neck (over the brain stem) before heading to school. You can also apply on the wrists when you really need to concentrate or diffuse when doing homework!
 
SniffleEase is a blend of oils that supports healthy breathing, including Eucalyptus, Marjoram, and Peppermint. This oil is great for keeping little lungs healthy and easing the sniffles as the seasons change. I would recommend taking one of the roller tops that comes in your kit and adding it to this oil for easier application. The easiest way to apply this one is to roll on the chest, back, under the nose, or feet of your little!

TummyGize is also another member favorite for children and adults. It is perfect for keeping those grumbles away and settling even the tiniest of tummies. Pop one of the roller tops on this bottle and roll around the belly button when needed!
 
YOUNG LIVING MEMBER BENEFITS
Something to consider...
There are some amazing benefits beyond your 24% wholesale discount that come with the Little Oilers Kit. You gain access to education and our growing community.  
 
Young Living also has an amazing subscription called Essential Rewards. Through Essential Rewards (or "ER", as I call it) you can create a monthly Wellness Box for yourself & mix n match products every month based on your household needs. It's a HUGE savings on the wellness & clean living products that you need and your monthly wellness subscription box gives you 10%-25% back in YL Cash.
 
Ready to get started?    click here   Then look for "other premium kits"  
You will soon find this is one of the best decisions you ever made for your littles, and you :) 

February wellness--- yes, please!!


Where convenience + savings brings a smile!
  
Here are 7 ideas for your Young Living Wellness Box this month! Each box is geared towards a certain theme - you can grab a box in its entirety, or mix and match! One of the things I love most about Young Living is that you can completely customize your Essential Rewards wellness box order - from the date it ships to what’s inside your box each month. 

 And don’t forget, if your order is 100 PV+ you will earn FREE shipping! Also, if you order a purchase of 50 PV+ through Essential Rewards, you'll earn an additional 10%-25% back in YL store credit, giving you even better pricing on your wellness, home and body care needs!  
 

HAPPY HORMONES
With the day of love fast approaching I thought I would share a box completely dedicated to hormone support! What better way to say I love you to your body than to make sure you are keeping those hormones balanced and in check. Dragon Time and Mister are two perfect blends for that! 
 
Dragon Time Essential Oil| item #3327 | $52.25
Orange Essential Oil | item #3602 | $11.50
 
 


SEASONAL STAPLES 
 
Sulfurzyme is a Young Living customer favorite and also known as the hair, skin and nails supplement. It makes for happy joints at movement at our house as well. I love that you can take it in capsule or powder form. Remember the powder contains a prebiotic which makes for happy tummies. A great way to take it is to add the powder to your NingXia Red shot - tastes like a yummy treat! Or mix it up to create the 'red drink' and drink it all day long. Click here to learn about the red drink 
 
Sulfurzyme Capsules | item #3243 | $61.50
Sulfurzyme Powder | item #3241 | $49.25
 
 

CORE DEFENSE
Supporting your body with key nutrients has never been more important. I love that Young Living uses the cleanest form of vitamins and that they add essential oils to their supplements for better absorption into our cells! The Super C vitamin comes in a tablet or chewable form, and the Super Vitamin D is a dissolvable tablet for under your tongue.
 
Super C Tablets | item #3242 | $30.75
Super C Chewable Tablets | item #3240 | $34.00
Super Vitamin D Tablets | item #28972 | $31.00
 


KID CARE

Ningxia Red is not just a supplement for adults - kids LOVE it too! It is a great way to support their little immune systems. And speaking of supporting, kids experience lots of emotions throughout the day and KidPower oil is great for helping process their feelings and balance their energy!   It smells like a dreamsicle, you will be sharing it with them, for sure!
 
KidPower Roll-On | item #33179 | $34.00
Ningxia Red Singles - 30ct | item #3525 | $90.50
 

 

DITCH AND SWITCH
I love that Young Living makes Ditching & Switching (ditching toxic and switching to clean) so easy! They are literally a one stop shop for anything you could possibly need for your home.
 
The Thieves Laundry detergent is super concentrated so a little goes a long way. You can use the purification oil to give a boost to your laundry soap or diffuse it in the kitchen to purify the air! And the Thieves Dish soap is a great kitchen swap for getting rid of the harsh chemicals, plus it can double as a stain remover! 
  
Thieves Laundry Soap | item #5349 | $30.75
Thieves Dish Soap | item #5350 | $14.50
Purification Essential Oil | item #3389 | $16.50
 

CANDLE SWAP
For our candle swap box this month we are going to recreate the Anthropologie Volcano Candle using our beloved essential oils. All of these oils smell great by themselves but this specific blend combination is divine!  
The recipe calls for: 3 drops Orange, 3 drops Grapefruit, 2 drops Geranium, 2 drops Lime and
2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce
 
 
Orange Essential Oil| item #3602 | $11.50
Grapefruit Essential Oil  | item #3560 | $18.00
Geranium Essential Oil  | item #3554 | $44.25
Lime Essential Oil | item #3074 | $13.00
Northern Lights Black Spruce Essential Oil | item #5313 | $25.50
 

LOVE AND ROMANCE
And last, but certainly not least is a Love & Romance Box! These are 3 of the best oils for the bedroom. Sensation helps with getting in the mood. Cypress is known to increase blood flow. And Black Pepper is perfect for bringing in the heat, if you know what I mean!  
 
Sensation Essential Oil | item #3420 | $35.50
Cypress Essential Oil | item #3530 | $20.50
Black Pepper Essential Oil | item #3611 | $20.00
 




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Remember to put your glass down

Remember to put your glass down
Are you carrying stress walking through, a pandemic, adjusting to working from home, caring for an elderly parent,  a special needs child, a consuming job, difficult relationship you are navigating?  

It seems like we are always grasping for something to stay afloat…. 
In the meantime, we fall through; exhausted with one nostril above the waves. 
(I have listened to the song ‘Oceans’ by Hillsong literally thousands of times). click to listen

Our own health suffers, our view is foggy, relationships suffer, marriage is strained as we juggle and cope. 
We feel like we have been run over by a semi-truck a few times…
And we live life with an empty cup, trying to eek one more drop out of the cup.

Our friendships, relationships, conversations, are mostly centered around the weight of the latest storm we are in.
The situations on the front burner are sizzling. 
We view everything through stress filled glasses.
Always reaching and grasping. 
All the while our own knees are wobbling, and we are trying to support without ever feeling like “we’ve got this”
This IS our story.  Is it yours?     
Maybe this is how you feel...  watch this
How long can you keep hanging on? 
We are offering to come along side you, and walk with you in this journey, and help you to “remember to put your glass down.”     

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