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Pregnant??

Hey everyone, it has been a long time since I have posted anything, sorry about that! This last year has been crazy to say the least, mostly because we have welcomed a cute little baby boy into our family! Things are just starting to calm down, he is 4 1/2 months old now, and his big sister is a very helpful 3 years old. Maybe I can get an hour to myself now?? Lol!!

Anyway, when I found out that I was pregnant, I was familiar with a few of the oils that you probably should avoid at that time, because they might cause things like early contractions, or sometimes even miscarriage. Of course I did not want to take a chance that anything would go wrong by using an oil that I didn’t know the effects from. This is why I ordered Gentle Babies Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children from Amazon. This book pretty much tells you what oils are safe during pregnancy and which ones to avoid. It is also a great reference for what to use on and with babies and kids.

Fortunately,  the only symptoms I had to deal with this time were about 4 weeks of all-day nausea. Not that this was minor or fun in the least, but I took the advice from this book and added 2oz. of NingXia Red each morning before breakfast. For some reason it helped, and I could get through the day and was able to eat without feeling horrible. I still like to drink the NingXia every day, just to keep my immunity up and have continued energy throughout the day. Another thing that was really helpful with sudden bouts of ugh feeling was to just smell some peppermint right out of the bottle. Clears your sinuses, too! Bonus!

My advice for anyone that is not too familiar with oils, or maybe doesn’t want to take the time to research them to find out which oils would be great for your specific needs, try NingXia Red. It is a perfect place to start using oils because there are oils mixed in with the juice, and gives support for many different body systems. Just 1-2 oz. per day, how easy is that? 🙂 If you want to get some NingXia but have never ordered from Young Living before, they actually have a starter kit that comes with 2 bottles and 30 single-serving packets of NingXia Red, NingXia Nitro (which is NingXia with a natural energy boost!), and a bottle of Stress-Away essential oil! That is totally my favorite oil because just smelling it is like a vacation in a bottle! After ordering this starter kit, you can order anything else you like from Young Living using your wholesale discount! Woo hoo!

Check out just some of the benefits of this super-juice below!

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Friday Fitness Day!

Ok people- how many of you made New Year’s resolutions to get healthier this year? How many of you have stuck to your resolution so far? 😉

I know it is very hard to stick to a strict diet and exercise plan, but what if you could get healthier without even worrying about that part first?

If you haven’t experienced the world of Essential Oils yet, you are definitely missing out. First of all, read here to find out all the benefits of oils for your overall health and well-being. It is amazing what one drop of oil taken from a plant can do for us! And the best part is the oils are completely natural and straight from plants, nothing else added! Young Living Essential Oils has their Seed to Seal promise (read more about it here) that basically guarantees that nothing else ever gets added to the oils after they are pressed or distilled from the plant. This is why they are the only company I trust to get my Essential Oils from. 🙂

So, if you haven’t gotten your oils yet, and you are totally ready, this month is the perfect time to start! Young Living is offering a promotion for this month only where you can buy a Premium Starter Kit for 10% off! Awesome!

 

Ok, now onto the Friday Fitness part. If you have already started using oils and are loving it, did you know that oils are great to use before, during, and after physical activity? For example, RC is great to rub a few drops on the chest and back of neck before activity to help keep you motivated for your workout. During your workout, maybe add a drop of Peppermint oil to your water for an extra burst of alertness. After, roll on some Deep Relief for those hard-worked muscles, or even some refreshing Cool Azul gel!

I just found out about a new product Young Living offers. It is perfect for those of you who are either already workout buffs and going to the gym every day, or those of you who are just starting! It is called the Active & Fit Kit, and it is a small kit made to take with you wherever you are getting active. It includes:

• Nylon carrying case with seven interior mesh pockets for five essential oil bottles, one Slique Bar, and one tube of NingXia Nitro; an exterior pocket; and a carabiner for easy attachment to any gym bag

• Cool Azul™ Sports Gel, 3.4 oz.

• Deep Relief™ essential oil blend, 5 ml

• R.C.™ essential oil blend, 5 ml

• Thieves® essential oil blend, 5 ml

• Copaiba essential oil, 5 ml

• Peppermint essential oil, 5 ml

• 3 AromaGlide® roller fitments

• Product information card

I love the case because it holds all the oils that you might use when working out, and it clips right onto your bag or even onto a belt loop. Now you don’t have to worry about leaving your oils at home when you go to workout! The product number is 5502, and you can order through your Virtual Office. I am totally putting this one on my next Essential Rewards order!!

Leave me a comment on how you use Essential Oils before, during, or after physical activity! 😀


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December FREE STUFF!

Each month, Young Living offers free items you can receive with your order, just by ordering the stuff you would usually get! They have different rewards each month, and for the rest of 2015, one of the free things offered each month will be a 15ml bottle of oil!! I know I am a little late this month posting about the rewards, but this month has got to be the best free gift I have seen yet- you can get 2 bottles of oil, 30 ER points, AND an Everyday Oils Collection!!!!!!! This is the same set of oils that you got in your Premium Starter Kit! WOW!!! The total value of this month’s 300 PV promotion is over $250! Why not replace some of your oils you have used up, buy a few gifts, try a new supplement, and before you know it, you will get back almost as much as you have spent in FREE oils!!! I am so excited about this month’s promotion! You might want to hurry and place your order, because one of the items that was offered at the beginning of the month as part of the promotion has already ran out, so it was replaced with the 30 ER points. Don’t wait until the Everyday Oils kit is gone, too! :O

December

The gifts you will get with your order depend on how much PV you order each month. PV stands for Product Volume. Each item Young Living sells has a PV. The item’s PV is usually equivalent to the dollar amount of the item if it is a consumable (like oils or lotions). Some things have less PV than dollar amount, like diffusers. When you are viewing an item on the website, or in the product guide, the PV for each item is listed by the price. The free rewards items you can get each month start when your order is 190 PV. For me, this is not very hard to reach! :DThe reward tiers are 190, 250, and 300 PV. Sometimes the value of the rewards is over $100!!!!! When you place your order, the rewards you qualify for will automatically be added to your order, you do not need to add them to your cart, or put in any codes. You are also eligible to earn the rewards both using the Quick Order or Essential Rewards ordering! It’s that easy! Did I mention I love free stuff?


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Thieves Oil- This Post is For Skeptics Only!

skeptics graphicSo, some of you out there might still be a little skeptical about the actual believe-ability, power, and true effectiveness of essential oils, even if you have tried them before. I have to admit, even after I first started using them and did see some results, I was still amazed when I tried a new one for a different use, and it actually worked! Lol! I know there are a lot of people who don’t believe in the power of oils at all, calling them “snake oils” or something similar. I feel really bad for them. Don’t knock it till you try it, right? Well, I personally know one in particular who has a lot of internal issues. They have seen many specialists, etc. and still don’t have things figured out. I gave them a sample of some oils and said, just try them, you might be surprised. I am pretty sure this person went home and threw those samples in a dark drawer. I mean, if you were suffering with something, wouldn’t you want to try anything to get some relief? I know I would, especially if what you were trying was completely natural and plant-based. But that’s just me. This person obviously doesn’t think like that.

Anyways, this post is for the skeptics like my friend. This post has pure photographic evidence that yes, the oils are real, and do work! I am not a doctor or scientist, but I do like some proof sometimes before I invest my time or money on something. So, I did a little experiment to showcase one of my favorite Young Living oils- Thieves. Why is it called Thieves, you may ask? Well, according to Young Living, the name comes from an old legend about four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals they used while robbing the dead and dying. When the thieves got caught, they were asked how they stayed healthy, and they divulged their secret. Thieves oil blend is crafted in the spirit of that legendary combination, and can be found in all Young Living’s Thieves products. Thieves oil’s biggest benefit is to support a healthy immune system.

What I did for my experiment is I took the bottom half of a hamburger bun. I dropped approximately 3 drops of Thieves oil at the bottom of the bun. I then put the bun in a ziploc baggie, with a damp paper towel behind the bun. I then stuck that baggie into my dark, warm pantry for about 2 weeks. Here are the photos:

Thieves experiment Hamburger bun with oil moldy bun paper towel mold

If those photos don’t tell a story, I don’t know what does. I think that the after photo from the experiment should say all it needs to about oils, Thieves in particular! I can’t make medical claims about what the oils can do, but if a hamburger bun doesn’t grow mold in the area with oils, I think you can relate that to real-life situations. 🙂

I love using the Thieves oil everywhere in my house, especially in the Thieves Cleaner that I posted about last week. This cleaner comes as a concentrate with the oil in it, all you have to do is mix it with water and clean everything! I also love the other Thieves products I have tried, such as the throat lozenges, toothpaste, and hand purifier! (find out how to make your own here).

Want to try your own experiments with Thieves? Go here to find out how to get some and show the skeptics in your life what’s up!


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Try DIY Tuesday: Homemade Thieves Hand Purifier

leaves graphicHappy Fall, everyone! It is the first Tuesday in October, and here in AZ that means that you can officially say it’s fall- even though it usually doesn’t feel like it!

Well, with the fall season comes those pesky bugs we all dread. Whether the kids are back in school, the weather change is throwing off your co-workers’ or family member’s immune systems, or extra traveling during the holidays, we all need an extra boost of helpfulness to support our immune systems. I, like most bug-fearing people, would never be caught without some Purell in my purse. Applied after going to the grocery store, pumping gas, before eating a quick snack, you name it, I would clean it. I have become even more cautious after having my daughter and not wanting her tiny little immune system to become compromised from a random excursion out of the house.

Recently, I have been hearing in the news how some of the yukkiest bugs have now started to become immune to these alcohol and chemical “anti-bacterial” sanitizers and soaps because we are all using them constantly. What???!!! Sometimes you just cannot get to a sink to wash your hands with good ol’ soap and water, what is a desperate mommy to do? Continue reading


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Vacation in a Bottle!

Are we glad it’s Friday, or what? Some weeks are just much more crazy than others, and the pressure builds up. Or sometimes you get that unexpected news that just ruins your day. Maybe the kids are just extra cranky and driving you crazy! Either way, wouldn’t it be nice to just escape to a deserted tropical island for a few hours? Enter Stress Away! Stress Away graphic Continue reading


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Brand-New, Totally Exciting Premium Starter Kit!

Just a few weeks ago, Young Living released a brand-new version of their Premium Starter Kit! There are some new oils, and a great diffuser that comes with the kit, as well as some of the favorite, most popular oils of the prior kit! The new kit even gives you the option of choosing between four different diffusers! If you were considering joining the Oily world and experiencing the benefits of Essential Oils for yourself, now is the time, people! 😀 The price of the new Premium Starter Kit (PSK for short) is $160 plus tax and shipping. By getting the kit, you are pretty much getting the diffuser for free, as opposed to buying everything separate! What a DEAL!

The New Premium Starter Kit includes:Awesome PSK graphic

1 set of 10 Everyday Oils, each 5ml-

  • Lavender
  • Copaiba
  • R.C.
  • Thieves
  • DiGize
  • Lemon
  • Panaway
  • Frankincense
  • Peppermint
  • Purification

and 1 Bonus Oil (5ml)-

  • Stress Away

Your choice of diffuser-

-DewDrop (included in price)

-Home (included in price)

-Bamboo ($10 additional)

-Aria ($100 additional)

Each Premium Starter Kit also includes:

  • 2- 2oz sample packets of NingXia Red drink
  • 1- rollerball fitment
  • 10- sample bottles with drop reducer caps to share with your friends
  • 10- assorted essential oil sample packets
  • 10- business cards

One more exciting element of the new PSK is the Flex Oils. These are 5 different oils, that in the event of one of the Everyday Oils becoming out of stock, they will be replaced with one of the Flex Oils, so you won’t experience any delay in receiving your PSK. The Flex Oils are AromaEase, Citrus Fresh, Lemongrass, Orange, or Tea Tree.

If you are ready to get your PSK, click here!