How's your aim?

How's your aim?
 
 
When you crack open a bottle of Young Living essential oils you will discover a lot of WOW.   
One of the WOWs is the orifice reducer.
The what?   Stay with me. 

This is the silicone top that is there to help you adjust how much oil comes out of the bottle.  
 
It is a big deal.    
 
Young Living makes the best orifice reducers in the industry, hands down.   
It's the little things that underline integrity over and over and over.     
 
Silicone will not deteriorate and will not leach into your oils
This amazing little piece allows one drop to come out.   
 
You see, Young Living uses orifice reducers that are unlike any you can find in the world.   
The oil drips from the tiny hole to the SIDE of the main center hole.  
The center hole let’s the air in.     
 
The small holes are why you can control the drip from a Young Living bottle.   
Other oil companies have the oil come out the center.    
    
This makes it much harder to control how often the oil gets either stuck and you have to shake the bottle to get any out or the oil pours out too fast.  
Shaking the bottle is easy to do partly due to habit and hurry.  
 
It is a big deal with our oils because when we shake the bottle it forces oxygen molecules to mix with the oil.   This shortens the shelf life.   
So get in the habit of rolling the bottle between your hands, and turning the bottle so the little hole is down.   
Don’t ‘help’ the oil come out.   
Pause…..
 
Ready for a tip or two?  
When you crack open your bottle, locate the tiny hole and draw a arrow or dot by it so that you can find it next time.   This will help a ton when you are aiming for a capsule and want the oil to gather inside and not on your hands or the sides.     
 
When you are using thick oils—such as Vetiver or Myrrh, remember to put the oil bottle in your pocket or bra for a few minutes to warm it up.   
This might not be an issue in the summertime as much as it is in the winter, or if you live in a warm climate.  
But, it Minnesota it is a big deal! 
 
I have been known to wait over a minute waiting for one precious drop of Vetiver to come out.   
I LOVE Vetiver in the diffuser at night.   
Most nights I fall asleep on God while Dave is praying.   
He says God doesn’t mind….
So, waiting for those drops might take minutes, but, patience is a virtue right?   
We all need more of it.   
And, yes, it is when you are waiting for the gold that happens with each drop.  
And in the end, it is so worth it.   
 
After all, we can't hurry gold. 
That drop may make the difference between sleep and counting sheep.  
It sure does for me.   
So, I will wait and choose to aim better.  

#realtoolswithsidebenefits
 

"I don’t do scents…"

"I don’t do scents…"
Have you had someone tell you that they are ‘sensitive to scents, or can’t do scents’ before?   
It is a common comment.

I just smile... because they just don't know.   
I came into this not knowing either.   
 
The reason they don’t 'do scents' is because they have smelled synthetic fragrances, and their body is screaming NO!!! 

They interpret that no into ‘I don’t do scents’
Our bodies are amazing.    
They  just know.    
God built them that way.   
The more you are around pure, that more your body will be happy.    
Inside and out.
 
Here is my response.   
" What happens when you cut open an orange?   
Does your body react to the scent? "   
In 7 years, I have never had anyone say yes to this question.  
Not one time.  
Of course not!   Why?    
Because the orange is pure.    Nothing added.
 
Enter Young Living.   Same thing.    Lovingly placed inside a brown bottle just for you.   
 
Speaking of Oranges….
Glutathione! Have you heard of it?
 
It is the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent disease.    
When you study glutathione you will soon uncover that it is the secret to prevent aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia and necessary to treat everything from Autism to Alzheimer’s disease.

Hmmm…
There are more than 89,000 medical articles about it —
Here's my surprised face...
So what is it?
Oh, just the mother of all antioxidants, the master detoxifier and orchestra director of the immune system.

The good news is that your body produces its own glutathione. Hooray!!
The bad news is that poor diet, pollution, toxins, medications, stress, trauma, aging, infections and radiation all deplete your glutathione. **sigh**

Asking for a friend…
What's this got to do with Orange?
Sit down.   
Young Living Orange essential oil can help support HEALTHY levels of Glutathione in the liver!! 
It's like a little ninja warrior for your hardworking liver.
How do you support your liver with Orange oil?
8 wonderful drops each day over your liver.  
You will smell wonderful, and your liver will be smiling.

If you want to know more on how you can support your body, we would love to chat.  

#realtoolswithsidebenefits
 
 

You only get one pair....

You only get one pair....
We are asking a lot of our feet...
They willingly take us wherever we tell them to go and in the process encounter a lot of stress. 
A reminder to take better care of them for us all!   
I saw a 2014 survey that was taken where 8 out of 10 Americans have experienced a foot problems (https://www.apma.org/files/APMA2014TodaysPodiatristSurveyAllFindings.pdf
 
One noted that they found that most people don’t care for their feet as much as other parts of their bodies…. 
We oilers are different.   
We are learning a different way!   
We know that the our feet have over 3000 pores ready and waiting for oils!
 
So how can we up our game and take better care of our feet? 
 
If your feet are used daily (which they probably are!), give them a little TLC daily.      
Daily equals consistency....
This could be using the Young Living LavaMint Softening Foot Scrub. 
This scrub not only helps exfoliate (hello summer sandals), but hydrates. 
It helps refresh and revive tired feet. 
I have gotten into the habit of Animal Scents Ointment on my feet nightly.   
How about you??
 
Soak your feet. A good Epsom Salt + Essential Oil Foot Soak can really help you tired feet while also supporting a detox of your body. That’s right! An Epsom Salt foot soak helps pull the toxins out. Win-win! Add your favorite oils to further your support. Peppermint, Panaway, Lavender, and Stress Away are a few of our favorites!
A great unwinding habit before bed.   
Pull the stress out and sleep better too!
 
Don’t wear too tight of shoes. 
Comfortable shoes are worth the health of your feet.     A couple of summers ago, I had a big foot issue that meant only 1 pair of sandals worked for 6 months or so.   I then discovered the meaning of comfort first over cute.   
 
Try on the Legs-Up-On-The-Wall Yoga pose after a long day.  Start with a few minutes and work your way up. 
 
Take care of your feet. You’ve only got one pair! 😉 

#realtoolswithsidebenefits

Oh my head

Oh my head
Head Tension?
Head tension is an often complaint when it comes to needing solutions from your essential oil arsenal. 
When your head is hurting, you need something that is going to give you relief quickly.   Just like all of us are different, each of us have found a different 'go to' when things aren't feeling right.   
 
A few options to begin with from your Premium Starter Kit: 
-Peppermint. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you dilute your Peppermint with a carrier oil. If not, you can apply neat (right out of the bottle). Apply to your temples, behind your ears, and if needed to the base of your neck. You can also diffuse Peppermint in your home. A little is all you need as Peppermint is a very potent essential oil. 

-Panaway. If Peppermint doesn’t seem to be matching up with your body’s chemistry and what you need, try Panaway. This blend has some incredible oils that can help relieve head tension. Apply topically the same way as Peppermint.   Some find it very effective with a drop under the tongue.   
 
-Frankincense Vitality. Apply a drop underneath your tongue. Do this daily for overall vitality, but it can also reduce the occurrence of head tension. 
 
Other products that you may find helpful for head tension: 
-Deep Relief Roll-On. This is another amazing blend of oils that you can apply in the same areas as Peppermint or Panaway. 
 
-Valor. Sometimes our head tension is actually created from our body being out of alignment. Use Valor down your spine daily to help support the alignment of your body. 
 
Our bodies are all compromised differently. It may take a few tries of different oils until you find the one that works for you! 

Isn't a supplement a supplement?

Isn't a supplement a supplement?
Did you know?  
 
Around 90% of the supplements you can buy are not fully bioavailable because they are synthetic.   
While science will tell you that your body will readily absorb a synthetic version just as well as a natural form, they fail to tell you that your body won’t readily recognize a synthetic version.  
 
When you consume a synthetic, your body does not know what to do with it.   
You simply pee or poop it out and your $$$ goes right down the toilet. 
 
Young Living is different for a couple of reasons.   
First, they use whole food sources in fruits, veggies, herbs, and roots in each supplement.  
Second, they infuse many of their supplements with essential oils.  
Essential oils are extremely volatile and very small in their molecular structure, making them an excellent vehicle to increase the bioavailability of the supplements.
 
The essential oils themselves are different than any you can purchase on the market because they are the true unaltered botanicals, allowing for a true ‘entourage effect’ which means the whole of the oil is used, there is much greater synergy that occurs within our bodies.   
 
The combination of whole-plant nutrition infused with unaltered essential oils give you dietary supplementation through Young Living which is second to none.   
 
Bioavailability simply means a proportion of a nutrient that is digested/absorbed and metabolized in the body.
 
There is a HUGE difference between Young Living supplements and regular store-bought supplements. Young Living supplements have an 80% + absorption rate compared to conventional supplements, which only have a 30% absorption rate---That is a 50% increase you guys!! 
Short story, less $ and more effective.  YES!  I'm in! 

The difference in these supplements is in their bioavailability and their essential oil content. Dr. Gary Young was the first to formulate nutritional supplements with essential oils.
Essential oils infused into a supplement make the nutrients and vitamins more bioavailable in the body. This means the body can absorb them and use them as nutrients.

Are you wondering how it works? Essential oils help increase the absorption of other nutrients on a cellular level and they help remove waste from the cells, which helps detoxify them, in turn causing the cells to function at a higher level!  
The oils draw in the nutrients to the cells.    It’s just amazing….

 So... the bottom line is that you should 100% be taking Young Living’s supplements over your store bought ones!  
You can trust that your body will recognize and use every single bit of the goodness.  
 
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