Young Living Starter Kit Updated!

Young Living has launched a BRAND NEW starter kit!  They have added Valor, Peace & Calming, Thieves Hand Purifier, and an extra fitment for only $5 more! The Desert Mist Diffuser kit is now only $165!

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This kit still has all your favorites: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Thieves, DiGize, Citrus Fresh, Raven, Frankincense, Stress Away, and PanAway.  But now they have added Valor and Peace & Calming  to the oil lineup. They are also throwing in a Thieves Hand Purifier to the bottom of the kit with your Thieves Household Cleaner sample and Ningxia Red samples. Oh and did I mention you get a diffuser too?!

Look what you will get when you join Young Living! Valor and Peace & Calming are back in the Starter Kit and everyone loves our chemical-free Hand Purifier!

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Young Living PSKs are full of carefully selected products meant to provide a range of aromatic, topical, and dietary experiences for those who are new to essential oils. There’s a diffuser for every style in these PSKs, so getting started is fun and easy! The brand-new PSKs cost only $5 more than our traditional kits but have more value than ever with all the new updates.

Prices:

Desert Mist™ and Dewdrop™: $165
Rainstone™: $210
Aria™: $265

Purchase a Kit Here.

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STARTER KIT OILS

Here is more information on the oils that come in the kit.

Lavender: Support healthy and glowing skin. I use it in my homemade facial serum as it is moisturizing. Also great for burns and cuts. Just apply a drop straight on it! A lot of ICUs use it to help with occasional anxiety with their patients before and after procedures.

Peppermint: Support and maintain a healthy digestive system and energy levels! Great to apply on your temples when you have a headache and this is my favorite to diffuse to help stay alert.

Thieves: Promote a healthy immune system. Replace: Emergen-c, household cleaner, hand soap, Orajel, bleach, etc. with this. University tested to actually kill airborne germs when diffused!

Citrus Fresh: Remove stinky odors and great refreshing smell! A blend of citrus oils along with spearmint.

Lemon: A powerful detoxifier & antiseptic. Great for alertness & mental clarity. Replace: products that support a healthy complexion, good cleanser for body and home, smells fresh, can help with occasional nausea, immune system support, appetite suppressant…add to water

PanAway: Add it to coconut oil to create a DIY post workout salve to help sore muscles. Replace your Icy Hot with this and don’t look back.

Stress Away: I love this one to wear as a perfume which plays double duty to help reduce daily stress

Frankincense: It promotes a sense of calm and security, Replace your expensive wrinkle serum. This is all you need! I rub a drop straight on my skin at night before moisturizer.

DiGize: It supports normal, healthy digestion! Also helps heartburn and stomach upset. Rub on your tummy or take via veggie capsule.

Raven: One of the best essential oils for decongesting the airways, total respiratory support. Diffuse or apply to your chest.

Valor: This blend was formulated to balance energies and instill courage, confidence and self-esteem. It helps the body self-correct it’s balance and alignment.

Peace & Calming: This blend promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace and emotional well-being, helping to dampen tensions and uplift spirits.

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Ningxia Red

Ningxia Red

A powerful antioxidant drink that contains a super blend of wolfberry, blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils.

Ningxia Red is special because it contains the puree from whole Ningxia wolfberries. Young Living uses all of the valuable parts—the juice, peel, seeds, and fruit—to ensure that each bottle contains the optimal blend of nutrients offered by this extraordinary fruit. You can see this before you shake the bottle.

We’re not talking juice, guys. We’re talking about a whole food supplement which is why you don’t see the blood sugar spikes and other issues commonly associated with juices.

THE FACTS

-The Ningxia wolfberry contains ALL essential amino acids AND is one of the most protein dense fruits on the planet (it contains 13-16% protein by weight!), so not only are you getting all amino acids, but you’re also getting them from a RICH, DENSE source!

-the wolfberry is the highest WHOLE FOOD source of potassium of any known food on the planet

-the wolfberry has been used in traditional Chinese medicine & has been a part of the Chinese diet for over 2000 years.

-Ningxia Red is JAM PACKED with antioxidants…antioxidants fight free radicals that you are exposed to. Ningxia’s ORAC score? Ningxia scored over 30,000. That is one of the highest scores that you will ever find in a supplement!

DID YOU KNOW

Declining potassium levels may be directly connected with increased signs of aging. A multi-year longitudinal study on aging conducted at the University of Missouri measured the potassium levels in 650 subjects over the course of nearly two decades. Researchers found that between age 40 and 60, potassium levels in the body drop by over 13 percent. Ningxia wolfberries are one of the richest known foods in potassium. You may want to research the many benefits of healthy potassium levels for the body to determine if this is something that could have a huge impact on your health!

BEST WAY TO ORDER

The best way to order is to purchase a Ningxia Red Starter Kit for $170.  You will get everything in the graphic pictured below plus a lifetime Young Living Membership.  Click here to purchase.  If you are already a Young Living member order through Essential Rewards and you will get 10-25% cash back on your purchase!

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Ningxia Red Starter Kit -$170

Essential Oils for Emotions

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Did you know that essential oils have the ability to directly access and affect the brain’s limbic region, the center of emotion and memory? Many oils can be used to create a positive emotional state, help soothe grief, create an environment of relaxation at the end of a long day, and much more. Sometimes a busy schedule and the demands of daily life can make it nearly impossible to relax.

Through diffusion, direct inhalation, and massage, Young Living products can become an affirming part of your day. Did you know that our sense of smell is estimated to be 10,000 times more acute than our other senses and sensitive to some 10,000 chemical compounds?  Once registered, scent travels faster to the brain than either sight or sound!

I discovered essential oils soon after my mom died in July of 2015. I was exhausted both mentally and physically and thought what the heck it can’t hurt to try them so I ordered a kit.  It was the best decision I ever made.  They have been amazing for me for multiple reasons but the most surprising one for me was the emotional support I got from using them! I have struggled with anxiety and depression on and off my whole life.   I now use a variety of essential oils everyday and have never felt better! They help with my sleep, and I am an all around happier person.  With an active toddler at home this has been a lifesaver!!

So how does this translate to you? It’s important to remember that our thoughts carry frequency.  When you apply an essential oil on your feet, it can saturate your cells within 60 seconds, stimulating creative thinking and pushing negative energy out, thus increasing the frequencies of the cells throughout the body. In that uplifted state, you can create a new desire to be better tomorrow. You have no limitations but those you choose to accept.

Gary Young likes to say that when you’re using the oils and you have something specific that you are working on, bring your intention, your intent, to it and tell the oils what you want them to do. If you’re looking to mend your broken heart or you’re looking for more energy or you’re looking to be in harmony with co-workers or a loved one just tell the oils what you want them to do and be open to the change that will happen.

How essential oils impact emotions

99% of life’s decisions are made from feelings. When our thoughts are limited by fears, lack of self-worth, and not feeling good enough for more or better, we make decisions that limit our success.  Therefore, if you want your life to be guided by good decisions that lead to health, happiness, and fulfillment, you need to be aware of and in control of your present feelings and to learn how to release the repressed emotions of the past.

Wheel of emotions

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See this picture of the 8 “basic human emotions” we all feel. Essential Oils play a powerful role in Emotional Healing.  We all hold unresolved feelings of pain and hurt which may need to be brought to the surface and let go.

Essential Oils can help your body release stagnant anger, sadness, grief, judgment and low self worth. Those feelings of low vibration cannot coexist with your new high frequency environment of balance and peace that the essential oils help create.

It is important to remember that Essential Oils do not do our emotional work for us. They simply assist in the process.  As feelings surface with the application of oils I would suggest that you use meditation and journaling along with prayer to facilitate the healing process.

Since I introduced essential oils into my life I feel more in control of the rollercoaster. The emotions don’t own me as much as I own THEM.  And that has been priceless for me and why I am so passionate about sharing them with all of you today.

Joy or Sadness

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I love diffusing Orange at work. It is a smell the fellow co-workers like and it helps keep me calm (er) when those e-mails start to pile up.  I wear Joy daily as a perfume – this oil has been immensely helpful in dealing with my depression over losing my parents and dealing with life in general. Joy contains rose oil, which has the highest frequency of any essential oil out there!  Some of the other blends listed in the photo below are Peace and Calming, which is amazing for children, And White Angelica , which is one so many people say helps them cope with life in general.

Trust or Disgust

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There are some great blends and oils listed here. Have you ever smelled an essential oil that you didn’t like?  When I first smelled Frankincense I swear I thought I was smelling a shoe. I am serious.  Everyone reacts different to the scent of an essential oil.  Most smell divine but some take some getting used to. But I had heard it took out wrinkles so I used it on my face anyway every night before bed.  I noticed after a week I felt calmer.  More grounded.  The smell grew on me and caught myself sniffing straight from the bottle.  And yes, it did help my wrinkles! The moral of this story is if you don’t like a smell of an oil it means you need it!

Fear or Anger

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There are some great oils listed here but I am going to concentrate on one specifically because it has literally changed my life. I am talking about Valor Essential Oil. The oils in this blend are Black Spruce, Camphor Wood, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, and Geranium.

It is the most popular blend Young Living sells.  It just came back in stock after almost 2 years of supply issues.  This oil blend changed my life in regards to managing my anxiety and helping me sleep. I rub a few drops into my feet before bed and I swear I hear my mind shutting down. I am so excited to be able to use this oil again!

The Feelings Collection

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What an amazing collection of oils for promoting all the good feels! If you don’t know where to start with the emotional oils Young Living sells, this is a great place to begin. You can use all of these oils alone but they work better together. The kit comes with instructions on how to use them and I will talk about them in detail over the next few posts.

Also this kit gives you a BIG price break over buying all these oils individually. So this reason alone is why I suggest you buy it if you are wanting a number of them. If you were to purchase all 6 bottles separately as a member it would cost $299! The feelings kit is only $175.75 which gives you over $123 in savings! AND you can purchase this on the essential rewards program, which gives you cash back on your purchases – up to 25%. Yes and thank you to saving money, can I get an amen?!? Have I told you how much I love Young Living?

Forgiveness

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Apply Forgiveness around the navel with the right hand going clockwise several times and think of situations where you need to forgive yourself or others. We beat up on ourselves, but everyone makes mistakes. Yet we struggle to forgive our own mistakes and those of others. This blend creates the frequency and the fragrance that stimulates the mind to move past the trauma or the problem. You do not need the other person to be present, because this is an inner adjustment on your part. Forgive that person or yourself and be thankful for the experience and the lesson it taught you. Inhale and apply Forgiveness while going through the process and repeat as often as necessary. How to use: Apply around navel and the heart, or wear as a perfume.

Harmony

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We need harmony in our life but sometimes it goes haywire. Sometimes we’re at dissonance with people, sometimes we don’t get along, sometimes we have different opinions and we’re really strong about ours.  I think Harmony helps us to maybe have a little more leeway when dealing with other people, and hopefully they’ll have a little more leeway with us so we can really understand and be with each other harmonically.

Inner Child

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When you are a child, all things are possible. There are no limitations. When you have found your inner child, you have found your true self. The child in you is your creativity. Often we are unable to progress to our highest potential because we are not connected to our identity. Many complications arise as a result of lost identity from the inner child. You can apply Inner Child on various points depending upon how you are directed: around the navel, over the heart, applied on the sternum, the throat, or behind the ears. I enjoy it on the temples.

Present Time

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How many of us forget to enjoy the moment?!? We all do too frequently.  When we live in the past or dwell on the future, we are not being productive in the present. Energize three drops of Present Time by making clockwise circles on the oil in the palm of your hand and then apply it to your thymus (the gland just under your sternum or breastbone). This will keep you focused on the tasks of today.

Release

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Negative energy goes into the blood and then to the liver, where the toxic feelings can remain trapped. Thus, the liver becomes a storage place for anger, resentment, bitterness, hatred, jealousy, envy, addictions, and a host of destructive feelings. Apply a drop of Release on your tongue to let go of poisonous stored emotions from the liver. Rub Release over the liver area.

Valor

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You should start with six drops of Valor on the soles of both feet at bedtime or whenever you decide to use this kit. I would also suggest Highest Potential along with the Valor. These two blends are effective to erase limited thinking. Valor balances and equalizes the body’s energies, thereby increasing oxygen intake to the pineal gland—the seat of our higher intelligence and intuitive faculties. You will wake up more self-assured and more alive to start the day.

Premium Starter Kit oils

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All these oils I have talked about are amazing, but the oils that come in the Young Living Starter Kit can also help your emotions! Lavender, Stress Away and Frankincense are all amazing to enhance your meditation or to end your day on a positive note.

Buy a starter kit

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If you have never purchased from Young Living before I encourage you to purchase through me. I always recommend you purchase the starter kit because you will start with the most popular oils and it gives you a membership with Young Living so you can reorder oils like the feelings kit at the cheapest price.

Go HERE to purchase.

If you have read this to the end Thank You! To get the benefits of oils just use them! Every day and throughout the day! I make rollers with them for portability; I have bottles by my bathroom sink and at my desk at work and a diffuser in multiple rooms of my home. I wear them, diffuse them and smell them throughout the day.  The more you use them, the more you will benefit.

I dare all of you to take the 30 day oil up challenge. Apply or diffuse essential oils twice a day for 30 days and you will be amazed at the difference you feel!

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My leap of Faith

Today I am flying to Salt Lake City, Utah for the first time to attend Young Living’s Convention.  I will be with Young Living 2 years next month.  I knew that the oils would be fun,  but I truly didn’t know the full extent of how life changing they WOULD be and HAVE been!

There are no words that I could express just how grateful I am to the Lord for persisting in nudging my soul to purchase.  I read and saw about Young Living oils FIVE TIMES over a span of FIVE MONTHS until I finally said YES,  Yes, to better health and yes, to a better life! I want each of you to realize that I want that for you and your family. Where my family was 2 years ago, seems surreal to me.  My mom had died unexpectedly.  I had a chronically sick 6 month old baby that only slept 2-3 hours at a time and I was EXHAUSTED.  My hormones and emotions were all over the place.  I was barely hanging on.  Seriously I look back at those first few weeks when I lost my mom and I honestly don’t know how I made it.  But then a kit of oils arrived on my doorstep.  I started diffusing and wearing them.  I made rollerballs and creams.  And I started to feel better! Still skeptical, I started reading into them and researching.  Amazed at what I saw I decided I had to share.  Adventure In Oils was born that day.

But you see, I didn’t start sharing Young Living with others with the mindset of doing this as a business. I simply shared something I was excited about. I joined Young Living for the sole purpose to support my family’s health. I was desperate as a mother, and willing to try anything, no matter how crazy it sounded. I took a leap of faith. Sometimes we must step out in faith and just move!  So it was with this mindset that I started.  Getting my oils paid for sounded nice but it was not my end game.

But now? Now I see the abundance and freedom that Young Living gives!  Instead of having to use medicines with side effects I can try oils first.  My now growing 3 year old has even started to ask for oils and it is part of our daily routine! And the business? Unlimited opportunity for those that want it.  Whether it is just getting your oils paid for (which is where I am at currently) to making enough to retire now money, it is there if you want it.

So, why am I telling you all this? Because I know somewhere there is someone struggling. You have that thing that you are holding onto wondering if this is it. Maybe its money problems.  Maybe you are facing some major health stuff for or your family and fear is trying to grip where you stare. Maybe you are kicking yourself for not fully embracing oils and even the business because you are still waiting for it all to be perfect.

Stop.
Lean into this.

What is it for you? Where are you staring? Come jump in this intentional faith thing with me, whatever that looks like, I promise it will be the best ride ever!!

Live without regrets

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I will be visiting this farm Wednesday.  So excited!

5 Diffuser Blend Recipes Using Your Premium Starter Kit Oils

 

Diffusing essential oils is one of my favorite ways to use them in our home every day. I reach for different oils depending on what’s going on in our lives. We diffuse in our kitchen to get rid of strong food odors. We diffuse at night to relax before bed. Our whole family loves trying new essential oils and finding combinations that make us feel wonderful and make our home smell amazing!


I hope these 5 starter kit diffuser recipes will inspire you to try your own combinations.

Lemon and Peppermint

This combination of is perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. The bright fragrance is uplifting and energizing. I love this to give me a boost to get through those long hours after school and before dinner.

Lavender and Copaiba

I love this recipe for easing tension. If I’m a little stressed from the hustle and bustle of the day I diffuse floral Lavender and earthy Copaiba to give me some peace and dissolve all my cares away.

Frankincense and Lemon

Diffusing these two oils creates such an atmosphere of quiet reflections. The woodsy, warm, fresh aroma is an excellent choice for times of prayer, quiet, or meditation.

Purification and Lemon

Sometimes things just stink. That’s the way it is in my house anyway. When we need to eliminate odors and freshen the air we diffuse this combination. It has definitely helped us many times after a big gathering of teenage athletes or a dinner gone way wrong.

Stress Away and Lavender

For soothing and relaxing, my family’s #1 choice is this combination of Stress Away and Lavender. The vanilla and cedarwood in the Stress Away blend along with the classic, herbal peacefulness of Lavender are perfect for bedtime. Diffusing this before bed is a great way to wind down after a long day.

Get started diffusing essential oils today right from your Premium Starter Kit!

Why Are Young Living Oils Better?

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A sign at the Mona, Utah Young Living Farm

 

I recently was asked this and I wanted to share with you guys what I found in my research and my own opinion on this question.  Essential oils are a commodity in this world like any other item that is sold to the public.  You will have the good, the bad and the ugly.  Most of the time it is good.  I will never claim that other essential oil companies don’t have good oils.  What I will claim is that Young Living will ALWAYS have good oils.  That my friends, is the difference and why I am a Young Living member and continue to buy their oils.  Trust is a huge thing for me and I never have to worry about the quality of their oils.  With that said, lets get to the story I want to tell you today.

When a plant is distilled for an essential oil there are different avenues a distiller can take to get it to market.  If they distill at high heat and quick time they will get more oil from the plant faster.  This is great for volume.  But it horrible for preserving the therapeutic compounds of the oil.  Most plants need to be distilled at LOW temperatures for a longer distill time to get all the therapeutic compounds out of the plant.  But if the distiller doesn’t care about that but just wants volume than yes, it is 100% oil, but it is not the same quality as an oil that has been distilled at the proper temperature.

Also, this same plant may have different varieties that give different healing properties, which in turn also changes the price. Lavender is a great example.  Most companies will use “Lavandin” in their Lavender oil or blends as it is cheaper.  However, “Lavender Angustifolia” is what is considered “true” Lavender and which has the most healing properties.  It is also a traditionally lower yielding plant.  “Lavandin” is a Lavender plant that has higher yields but different therapeutic qualities.  For example, Lavender Angustifolia will heal burns.  Lavandin will not due to its higher camphor content than can actually make burns worse.  Essential oil bottles should say the name of the plant on the bottle.  Look at this next time you purchase Lavender.  You will want Lavender Angustifolia if you are looking to put on your skin.  Lavandin is fine for perfume or linens.  Not the best for your skin.

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A Lavender Angustifolia field at the Young Living Mona, Utah Farm.  Look at the beautiful deep purple color of the Lavender plants

 

Almost all essential oil batches are bought by big brokers in the market. They in turn take those batches of oil and divide them to sell to different markets.  They may take lavender oil, lace it with synthetics to improve fragrance and yield, label it “Perfume” grade and sell to the big fragrance companies worldwide.  Or a broker may take the lavender oil, add an odorless solvent to increase yield, and sell is to unsuspecting companies that then bottle and sell their “100%” essential oil” to consumers.

You have to remember essential oils are NOT regulated by the FDA.  So there is no standardized testing.  No one is testing all these companies and their bottles of oil. To be honest this is a gray area in the essential oil world.  Companies can get away with labeling a product as 100% even if it is not because who is checking?!?

Now I am not saying every essential oil out there is bad except Young Living. I am sure they are many companies out there with good hearts trying to get the best product they can to the customer.  The truth is though that most of these companies are NOT testing their oils prior to bottling and selling.  They are trusting their brokers and trusting their suppliers that what they are getting is the real thing.

What sets Young Living apart and why I trust them and pay the money for them is that they control the entire process from literally the seed that is planted in the ground to how it is distilled and bottled.  They also test every batch of oil before they bottle to ensure the oil is what it says it is. They actually own their own farms (Gary Young grew up as a farmer and trained in the Lavender fields in France. How many essential oil companies can claim that?)  Young Living grows their plants organically, and then distills them right there on the farm where they can control the distillation time and temperature.  On the oils they have to purchase from outside their farms, they have staff onsite to watch the distill and packaging of oils and then they test it in their and outside labs to ensure it is what they say it is.  Most companies don’t do these extra steps.  It is time consuming and it costs money.

Whatever company you use, be sure to read that label carefully and even e-mail the company to see where they actually buy their oils from. Do they use brokers? Do they own farms? Do they test the oils before bottling?

I hope this has helped clarify things for you.  Young Living is the leader in essential oils and is what I trust to use on myself and my family.   If you are ready to purchase and see for yourself how wonderful essential oils are, please click here for more info and to purchase.

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Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Hi friends! It’s October, which means it’s quite possibly the most beautiful month of the year, in every area, colors, smells, temperature, etc. It doesn’t get much better than October. It does also mean the start of cold and flu season. This past month friends around me have already dealt with hand, foot and mouth disease and possibly strep. So… this post we are going to focus on THIEVES! Most of you probably know how amazing Thieves is but in case you don’t, or in case you’ve forgotten, I’m going to remind you!

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So what kinda name is Thieves for an essential oil? Well, let’s start with a bit of a history lesson.

While there are a few versions of the story they all center around one event, the Bubonic Plague. It is said that, during that time, four thieves went from house to house to rob those who had succumbed to the illness. After the thieves were captured and tried for their acts of robbery, a judge offered leniency if they would share how they were able to be around those afflicted long and often enough to rob them but not be affected by the illness. It’s interesting to note here that, during this time of the plague striking Europe, physicians were seen wearing long black robes, wide brimmed hats, and masks that appeared to have a beak. The reason for doing this is that the masks were said to have contained a combination of herbs, spices, and essential oils that the physicians would breathe in order to keep themselves safe from those afflicted with the illness. Their long black robes were also said to be doused in a similar fragrant concoction and current research continues to build upon this theory. Pretty cool, right?

Thieves essential oil

Thieves is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products.  There is a whole product line using this oil blend.  Everything from Laundry Detergent to Hand Soap.  It is a great way to go chemical free in your home while still protecting your family from the “icky’s.”

Thieves put to the test

So Weber State University conducted a study in 1997.  The results showed Thieves Oil to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria.  The bacteria cultures were exposed in an enclosed area and the Thieves Essential Oils blend was infused into the space.  Within 10 minutes of exposure there was a reduction of:

82% in Micrococcus luteus (bacteria found in water, soil, dust & air)
96% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (sepsis)
44% in Staphylococcus aureus (staph)

Amazing, right?!?  Diffuse this blend in your home everyday to keep your air “fresh.”

How to Purchase

The Thieves oil blend is included in Young Living’s Essential Oil Starter Kit!  This kit gives you a diffuser and 11 oils to play with to get your chemical free journey started.  To purchase click below and follow the prompts. By choosing the Membership option it will give you the best pricing and you will get to stock up on the most popular oils and a diffuser for a discounted price!

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And for the month of October you will get a free bottle of Oregano oil with your starter kit purchase!!

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Young Living Mona, Utah Farm Visit

My husband was in Utah last week for business and decided to make a visit to the Mona, Utah Young Living farm!  I didn’t believe him till he video called me at the farm! I was so jealous as I have not been there yet.  But he did bring me back some wonderful gifts, including fresh dried Lavender, so I can’t be too mad at him….lol

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Fresh Dried Lavender…mmm

 

The farm is open to visitors year round.  You don’t need an appointment (except for the distillery tour – it pays to call ahead), and there is a gift shop on property.  Brian even got to try Lavender infused ice cream!

Since he didn’t plan ahead, he was unsure if he could get a distillery tour.  But he came across a woman who was so nice and offered to give him a tour right then!  Being a chemist, he was fascinated with their distillation methods, equipment and filtration room.  She even showed him the lab room!  He was impressed how impeccably clean everything was and how good condition the grounds were in.  And everyone was so nice he said.  It is definitely worth visiting and seeing first hand the seed to seal process in action.

Some fun facts about the Mona Farm:

-The farm includes nearly 1,600 acres and is home to the largest privately owned essential oil distillery in the world.

– It has been serving the local and Young Living communities since 1995.

– Many different plants are harvested here, both to be distilled into pure essential oils for our members and for botanical research.

– Lavender, Hyssop, Clary Sage, Peppermint, Goldenrod and Einkorn are the main crops grown here.

-All Young Living farms practice organic farming. No chemical fertilizers, no pesticides, even weeding is done by hand!

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I have been a Young Living Member for a year now and love my oils more everyday.  They really have enhanced our families health, wellness and mood.  And this month if you purchase a Premium Starter Kit, Young Living will give you a FREE bottle of Cedarwood Essential Oil with your order!  So that is 12 oils, plus a home diffuser for only $160!  The quality of these oils is amazing and their blends like Thieves, R.C. and Digize will become favorites in your household.  Invest in yourself and your family.  Become a Young Living Member and join the essential oil wellness movement today!

Purchase here and get your essential oil journey started!

My First Make and Take Party with Essential Oils

After a year of using and loving essential oils I finally got around to hosting my first make and take party at my house Saturday night.  SO much fun and I will definitely be making this a regular thing.  We made Thieves Wipes, Room Freshener and Roller Balls.

A make and take is basically using your essential oils to make DIY home and body products that are natural and chemical free.  They are easier than you think to make and work even better than the store bought equivalents for usually a fraction of the price.

I had bought supplies for 10 and ended up having 6 people show.  So it worked out great.  This time I didn’t charge to generate interest, but next time I will charge around $10-15 a person to cover costs depending on the recipes. Below is a picture of the supply table.  It is always a good idea to have multiple measuring cups, spoons, etc. on hand to allow multiple people to make recipes at the same time.

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My husband is an amazing chef and made some wonderful desserts for us.  I only managed to get a picture of the cookies, but don’t they look divine?  I also made a Limoncello Sangria that was out of this world good.

The first recipe we made was Thieves Cleaning Wipes. I used Ziplock Containers and labeled the containers with Chalkboard Labels.  Here is the recipe to try yourself.  It came out amazing and I have already used them to clean my kitchen sink and bathroom.

Thieves Cleaning Wipes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Vinegar
  • 2 Cups Distilled Water
  • 4 TB Thieves Cleaning from Young Living
  • 1 Roll of Durable Paper Towels

Directions:

  1. Combine vinegar, water and Thieves Cleaner in a bowl and mix.
  2. Cut the paper towels in 1/2 (or use select a size paper towels).  Pour one half of the liquid mixture over each half.  Put the lid on and shake to combine.
  3. Use to clean small messes.

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Next we made a Room Spray.   These came out awesome and I already have made another one as there are so many uses for these!  You can use them for the bathroom, or as a linen spray, mood booster, stink eraser, etc.  Versatile is the name here.  I bought bottles from an online aromatherapy supply store and they worked great.  Amazon would be another great place to source them from.  I allowed my guests to use oils of their choice and most did 1-2 oils for a nice blend.  Citrus oils are great ones to use for this and they are economical as well.

Room Spray using Essential Oils

  • 4 oz. Glass Spray Bottle
  • 3.5 oz. Distilled Water
  • Add 20 drops Essential Oils
  • 3 tsp. Grain Alcohol, Witch Hazel, or Vodka

Combine in a spray bottle, shake and spray!

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The last recipe was a make your own rollerball station.  I did’t get pictures of that but it worked great.  Just give guests a rollerball, 2-3 recipes to choose from, and the essential oils and carrier oil to fill the rollerball with.  I bought laminated labels from an online shop, but you can easily use a label maker, chalk labels, or even a marker in a pinch to label the bottle.

Now don’t forgot to allow your guests to experience other oils and products while they are there! I had a sniff station set up for people to look at, and I had other favorite Young Living Products of mine out with literature available for people to take home.

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Overall it was an awesome time and I think my next one will be a holiday themed open house concept where people can come over and make recipes up for holiday gifts, etc.  Please consider holding a party yourself and just remember to have fun! It is great to get friends together to catch up and talk about a shared interest.

ART Skincare Line Review

I don’t know about y’all, but for years I had a hard time finding facial products that actually had a good effect on my skin. Yes, I’d found some that seemed okay for a few days, but then would come that horrible day when I would wake up to discover that my skin had broken out, and I’d realize that the product I had been using had done more to clog and dry out my skin than to nourish or moisturize it.

I have tried everything from Nuetrogena to expensive brands like Boscia, Murad and Glamglow. The expensive brands worked better than the cheaper ones, but they still weren’t what I’d hoped for. My skin still broke out, and I still felt too dry or too oily. Not to mention the “wrinkles” that are beginning to crop up around my eyes, etc. I needed to find a better way!

The last few months I have been experimenting with using essential oils on my skin. First I used Frankincense with a carrier oil on my skin at night. It did help keep my skin clear and brightened my complexion. It even took away a blue beauty mark I had on my forehead! See picture below.

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Blue Spot gone after applying Frankincense Oil Twice a Day on it!

Then two months ago I bought Young Living’s Essential Beauty Serum. I LOVE this product! It has great essential oils in it like Cedarwood and Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood that nourish and hydrate the skin. A bottle is only $20 too which is a steal! Since I have been using this (1-2 times a day) my skin is softer and smoother.

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And now this past month I have purchased The ART Skincare System by Young Living.
Young Living recognizes the incredible power of essential oils, and uses them in all their skin care products. In the ART line they have added frankincense and sandalwood to reinforce DNA renewal and replenish the skin. They also use the legendary wolfberry seed oil, which is known for its superior moisturizing and skin conditioning properties. Add it all together and you have an amazing formula for a truly unique and effective skin care system!

The ART system comes with a cleanser, a toner and a moisturizer. You can use these products alone, or in combination with other Young Living skincare products. I am still using my Essential Beauty Serum at night and layer the moisturizer on top of that. My skin is really starting to glow and smooth out!

Your skin is your largest organ. Treat it with quality products, and natural if you can.
From a former Sephora o’holic that has tried about every skincare brand out there, trust me when I say that the ART skincare line works. I challenge anyone to try it and not like it. It stands up to the best of them – but without ALL those nasty chemicals!
If you are ready to order click the link below.  It will take you to the Young Living website.  Choose retail or member (best pricing) and follow the prompts.
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