Self-Care Sunday

Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and relaxation.

This morning I decided to actively indulge i some self-care.  Here's what I did:

I made a DIY Face Mask!  

Here's the recipe
2 teaspoons bentonite clay, 2 teaspoons water (I used Young Living's Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Hydrosol) (Rose Water can be used as well, be creative!), 1-2 drops of a skin loving essential oil (I used Frankincense).  Mix together until smooth, apply with fingertips to the face, let dry, wash off with warm water and washcloth, pat skin dry.  Skin may be a little red for a few minutes.

I hadn't done this in a while so I did a light application.  While my mask was drying I took a relaxing, soothing bath with a with a Lavender Bath Bomb!

After removing the mask, drying off I completed my facial using my favorite Young Living facial products !

I mix all three together and apply to neck and face.

Young Living’s Essential Beauty™ Serum for dry skin contains essential oils like Blue Cypress and Lavender, known for their ability to restore the skin’s natural moisture balance.

ART® Renewal Serum is an intricate blend of exotic orchid extract and essential oils that benefits the most delicate areas of the face. This serum is formulated to deeply nourish, hydrate, and help maintain a youthful appearance.

ART® Intensive Moisturizer, is a deep, ultra-hydrating lotion recaptures the qualities of younger-looking skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helping skin feel smoother and more pliable.

To finish off my morning, a delicious Slique Shake !  Slique Shake is a complete meal replacement shake that provides quick, satisfying, and delicious nutrition. Formulated with Slique Essence Essential Oil Blend.  Mind Wise supplement that supports brain health and cardiovascular health.   NingXia Red juice which supports energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health.  MegaCal™ is a wonderful source of calcium, magnesium, manganese, and vitamin C. MegaCal supports normal bone and vascular health as well as normal nerve function.  Use Lemon Vitality Instead of zesting or juicing,  for a convenient way to use this great flavor.  Last but not least fresh greens and strawberries from a local farm.  

Happy Oiling Until Next Time !

Irene

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ESSENTIAL OILS 101



WHAT IS AN ESSENTIAL OIL? 

Essential oils are the aromatic liquids found within shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, resins, and seeds. Some people like to call essential oils “nature’s living energy” because they contain unique constituents that provide a host of benefits.  Most essential oils are extracted from plant sources using steam distillation and are highly concentrated, making them far more potent than dried botanicals.

Essential oils are volatile, which means that the scent of the oil rises quickly into the air.  They are also versatile, with a wide variety of uses.  Some people use essential oils to enliven an environment,  support different body systems, or just for their great aroma.  If you still don’t know where to start, rest assured that each essential oil is labeled with instructions for use.

WHAT CAN ESSENTIAL OILS DO FOR YOU?

Enhance your physical wellness (support every system in the human body) Inspire a positive emotional state Purify your home Refine you skin Create a deep spiritual awareness 

 HOW DO WE USE THEM?

INHALATION

One of my favorite ways to use essential oils is aromatically. Many of us have had a time where a smell triggers a memory—freshly baked bread, pine needles, or spring flowers can easily take you back to positive times in your life. Essential oils are the same!

Place a couple of drops in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, cup your hands over your nose and mouth and inhale deeply.

Diffusion is another great way to use essential oils aromatically. By creating a fine aromatic mist, diffusers allow you to create a spa-like atmosphere and enjoy the benefits of essential oils in any environment. Young Living offers a wide variety of diffusers, and when you enroll as a new member, you will receive a diffuser in your Premium Starter Kit.

TOPICALLY

Essential oils can be applied to the skin by itself or with a carrier oil.  If an oil is uncomfortable, add a carrier oil.  The safest place to start is on the bottoms of the feet.  AVOID the eyes, mucous membranes and private parts !

INGEST

The Vitality Oils are specifically labeled for ingestion.  Use Vitality Oils to enhance the aroma and flavor of both savory and sweet foods.  Use in a recipe, in a capsule or directly onto the tongue.

WHY YOUNG LIVING

Young Living owns farms all over the world.   For more information about our seed to seal process,  click here:   seed to seal

WHAT IS A PREMIUM STARTER KIT ?

The Premium Starter Kit features 12 essential oils that can be used from day into night.  They can support every system in the body.  The kit also includes a diffuser, a Thieves Hand Sanitizer, a Thieves Spray, and Samples of our Ningxia Wolfberry juice.  Read on to learn more about these products.

CITRUS FRESH 

This scent is invigorating, clean, and uplifting. A Drop in your water or seltzer is delicious and gives a nice dose of antioxidants. I use several drops of Citrus Fresh in my DIY dishwasher Powder.  Citrus Fresh and Lavender together in your diffuser creates a great uplifting aroma !

DIGIZE

So the smell of this oil is not one of my favorites. However, it is a good reminder that we don’t just use oils for their smell. This works amazingly for any gastrointestinal issues. You can take internally in a capsule or apply topically to your belly.

LEMON

Start your day off with a glass of water with 1 to 2 drops of lemon essential oil. Lemon helps flush the system and is excellent for kidney and bladder support. Lemon is high in antioxidants.  Lemon is also great for boosting your immune system. Make a tea with warm water, local honey and 1 drop of lemon and 1 drop of thieves. This tea is great for overall immune support. If you feel under the weather, this is a great beverage to help support your immune system.

PEPPERMINT

This is another one I like to drink with a little warm water. One drop is plenty!! This is great for the digestive system.  It is an energizing  oil and great to use in your diffuser, it blends well with lemon for focus.  If you are someone who tends to get sleepy while you’re driving you can put this in a car diffuser.  If you have discomfort in the head and neck area, you can apply peppermint to the back of your neck or on your temples. BUT peppermint is strong, so you would want to dilute with a carrier oil if you feel any discomfort.  Peppermint is also part of a “seasonal discomfort” blend. Some people take 3 drops each of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint and Copaiba and apply it topically or take it internally in an empty gel capsule. You can also diffuse this blend.

THIEVES

The staple of life!! This blend is in all of our cleaning and dental care lines.  The oils in this blend have been used for thousands of years.  It is highly regarded for its immune supportive and cleaning benefits.  A drop a day on the bottom of the feet or running it through your diffuser daily will help boost your immune system!  Diffuse this blend to clear the air and you can apply it topically to everyone’s feet just before bed.    Try this in your diffuser for immunity:  Thieves, Lemon and Frankincense !

FRANKINCENSE

Frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times and only those who had great wealth possessed it.  Mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus, frankincense was “used to treat every conceivable ill known to man.”

I cannot say enough about Frankincense. I use it daily for skin care and for emotional support !  

LAVENDER

As mentioned this is part of the seasonal discomfort blend of lavender, lemon, Copaiba, and peppermint.  This oil is also great for relaxation and sleep support. Great to add a few drops into your children’s baths, or a drop on their pillow to help with sleep. Lavender blends well in the diffuser for relaxation with Cedarwood or stress away.  Lavender is also fantastic for skin support.

How about a Lavender Bedtime Spray?  4 ounces of water, 4 ounces of witch hazel, 10 drops of Lavender and 10 drops of Stress Away.  Whisk together ingredients and pour into glass spray bottle.  Spritz on linens at bedtime.

PANAWAY

This oil is excellent for reducing muscle tension. I love this in the bath with Epsom salts or applied topically to any areas of discomfort with a little coconut oil. You can also apply to the back of the neck to reduce head and neck discomfort.

Sore Muscle Soak

Ingredients

2 cups Epsom salt

1/2 cup baking soda

10 drops Lavender essential oil

10 drop Panaway essential oil

Directions

Draw a warm bath.

In a glass bowl, add the Epsom salt and baking soda and stir gently.  Add 10 drops each of Lavender and Panaway essential oils each to the Epsom salt mixture.  Stir the Epsom salt-essential oils mixture into the warm water in the bathtub.

Soak for 20 minutes.

PEACE AND CALMING

Be mindful that sometimes this oil can have the reverse effect on a few people.  If you apply it and become energized rather than calm, you might be better off using a tree oil, or earthier blend like Valor. 

RAVEN

This oil is excellent for respiratory support and clearing the sinuses. Mix a couple of drops with coconut oil and use it as a chest rub.  It will help you open up.    Another great use is simply putting this in your diffuser either by itself or with a little added lavender. 

VALOR

Valor is amazing for emotional balance and meditation. It is often referred to as chiropractor in a bottle.  When I apply this oil to my wrists, rub them together and breathe deeply, I feel grounded and relaxed.  Its a great way to start my day.

Valor is part of the “have a good day” protocol.  This is how I start my day :

Valor – rubbed on the bottoms of the feet, or a drop put on one wrist, and then rub both wrists together.  

Harmony – a single drop, rubbed over the solar plexus area (above the belly button).

Joy – a single drop rubbed over the heart.

White Angelica – a single drop in one hand, rub the hands together, and brush over the head (lightly touching the hair, over the face, onto the shoulders, the chest, brushing all the way down the body, lightly touching the body, right over the clothes, as though applying an “angelic shield.”

THIEVES HAND SANITIZER AND THIEVES SPRAY

Don’t forget there’s a bottom portion to your starter kit.  It’s includes the Stress Away, Peace and Calming, Thieves Spray, Thieves Sanitizer, and Ningxia Red Juuice..  

Thieves sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs and bacterias.  It’s easy on your hands thanks to the added aloe and it smells great.  Thieves Spray can be sprayed on anything. My favorite uses when traveling by air are to spray my seat and tray table.  It dries quickly so I can use it almost anywhere ESPECIALLY public restrooms !

NINGXIA RED JUICE

This beautiful nutritious drink comes in your kit with two samples. This is a whole body nutrient that is high in antioxidants and balances the body‘s pH. Ningxia red is full of super fruits including the wolfberry.  Here are a few benefits - Cardiovascular support, immune support, circulation improvement, overall wellness support, and an excellent dose of antioxidants. Most people drink 2 ounces a day.

DIFFUSER INCLUDED !

A diffuser is included in your starter kit and you get to pick which diffuser you'd like.  You will LOVE diffusing your oil.  It's simple !  You put tap water into the diffuser, add 5 to 8 drops of an oil.  Your will soon figure out how many drops you like.  

The Premium Starter Kit is $165 for the 12 essential oils, a diffuser and the samples mentioned above.  You will get access to our private facebook group, an essential oil pocket reference book to guide you and other sign-up bonuses !

Get started here  

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Bring Some Thieves to Work or School

Here are a few tips on how to use Thieves products to help you and your family stay above the wellness line.

- Put a bottle of Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier in your purse, briefcase or lunchbox.  Reminder:  Use right before you eat lunch or anytime during the day.

- Rub a few drops of Thieves Essential oil on the bottom of your feet before heading out.

- Have a Thieves Lozenge or cough drop with you and use when your throat feels "scratchy" and suck on it as needed.  They can be strong so remember, you can put it back in the plastic wrapper and use it again later.

- Use the Thieves Wipes (or make your own, Recipe below) to wipe down desks, keyboards, door handles, etc.  

- Use the Thieves Spray to spray door handles, spray in the restroom before entering the stall to clear out the old yuck, and on any surface you feel may need a little cleaning.

- Put some Thieves Mouthwash in a little spray bottle to keep your breath fresh or sooth your throat.

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Support Your Immune System During Germy Seasons

The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, or prescription for any disease. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader.

Let's All Stay Well during this Germy Season !

Every change of season, especially during the colder months germs are everywhere. Don't you wish sometimes you could live in a bubble? We can all take a few measure to take care and support our immune systems.

To name a few:

Wash your hands frequently. Thorough hand washing is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent the spread of germs. Young Living has a the Thieves product line that is ideal for this. Try Thieves Foaming Hand Soap for an all-natural hand cleaner.

Use hand sanitizers. Germs lurk everywhere and you are not always able to get to a sink. Thieves Hand Sanitizer and Thieves Spray are perfect for anytime you are away from home and in public places. They can be used when you are unable to wash your hands.

Thieves Hand Sanitizer was formulated with the legendary Thieves essential oil blend, combined with all-natural, plant based ingredients in a convenient solution that kills 99.99 percent of common illness-causing germs.
Contains aloe vera and vegetable glycerin to lightly moisturize for baby-soft skin.
Contains no petrochemicals, mineral oil, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, dyes,
preservatives, or toxic ingredients

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick

Cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves Spray or Thieves Wipes are good natural options to either wipe or spray on germy surfaces.

Examples:
Shopping cart handles
Door knobs
Light switches
Phones and headsets
Computer keyboards and mouse
Pens and office supplies
Sinks and counter tops
Bathroom doors
Public toilet seats and flush handles
Hand rails
Escalators
Elevator buttons
Money and credit cards
Restaurant buffets and tables
Car doors
Gas pumps
and more.

There may be times when the Thieves Hand Sanitizer or other Thieves products may be out of stock, or, maybe you just love making your own recipes. Here are a few DIY recipes:

DIY Hand Purifier
2 oz clear aloe vera gel
1 oz distilled water or witch hazel
1 capsule of Vitamin E oil
15 drops Young Living Thieves Essential Oil

Combine all ingredients in a 3-ounce plastic bottle. Apply to hands as desired.

DIY Hand Purifier 2
2-3 oz bottle
vodka
Aloe vera gel
10 to 15 drops Thieves essential oil blend or (5 drops of Clove Essential Oil, 4 drops of Lemon Essential
Oil, 4 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil, 2 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil, 2 drop of Rosemary
Essential Oil)

Fill bottle 1/4 to 1/3 full with vodka.
Add 10 to 15 drops Thieves or other combo of essential oils
Fill bottle the rest of the way with aloe vera gel and shake well.
Apply to hands as needed.

Spray Sanitizer (for hands and surfaces)
1. In a 3 oz spray bottle, add 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
2. Add 2 TBS witch hazel or vodka.
3. Fill with water and shake well.
Another option would be to add 1 TBS Thieves Household Cleaner.

DIY Disinfecting Spray Cleaner
1 1/4 cups water.
1/4 cup white vinegar.
1/4 cup vodka
15 drops Thieves essential oil or (5 drops of Clove Essential Oil, 4 drops of Lemon Essential
Oil, 4 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil, 2 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil, 2 drop of Rosemary
Essential Oil)

DIY Thieves Cleaning Wipes
These DIY Thieves cleaning wipes are convenient, great for fast clean-up, require little to no time to make, and do not use any harsh chemicals!
All you need is:
-Paper towels
-Thieves Household Cleaner
-Thieves Essential Oil
-Water
-An air tight container (preferably glass or stainless steel)

Directions:
• Cut the paper towel roll in half with a knife and set it inside the container.
• In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of water, 2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner, and 10 drops of Thieves essential oil. Pour the mixture over the paper towel roll.
• Once the paper towel roll is wet, you will be able to easily lift the cardboard tube out from the middle and you can start pulling the paper towels out, just like store bought cleaning wipes!
• Make sure to seal the container with a lid once you are done using them.

TIP: Before mixing the Thieves Household Cleaner and Essential Oils in the water, pour 1/2 cup of the water in center of paper towel so it absorbs into the brown cardboard. Wait about 5-10 minutes, gently remove the cardboard from the center. Mix the THC & EO with the remaining water and pour all over the paper towels. Otherwise a lot of the THC & EO are wasted because they absorbed into the cardboard center. I also add 5 drops of Lemon EO to give it that wonderful lemony scent.

Thieves Household Cleaner - An all-purpose, environmentally friendly cleaner with lemon essential oil for added cleaning power. Keeping surfaces clean is important when defending a healthy immune system.

Thieves Spray - comes in a convenient, 1-ounce, take-anywhere spray bottle. It is ideal to clean surfaces where multiple hands touch. Spritz on countertops, lunch tables, door handles, armrests, mouse and keyboards, toilet seats, and any surface that needs cleansing to protect from  undesirable microorganisms.

Thieves Wipes are also wonderful for cleaning surfaces as well. Easy swipe to clean those shooing cart handles and door knobs.  Young Living has a full line of Thieves products. Be sure to check out the whole line.

Other Ways To Support A Healthy Immune System

Diffusing oils is a good way to freshen the air in the home. Thieves, Immupower, Christmas Spirit, Tea Tree, Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Purification, Eucalyptus, Clove are a few choices but there are many more.

Thieves, Immupower, Exodus II - Rub oils on the bottom of the feet, in capsules, in tea

Have a cup of Thieves Tea
1 cup hot water or herbal tea
1 drop Thieves essential oil
3 drops lemon essential oil
Honey to taste


Probiotics 70% of your immune system is housed in your intestinal flora. It is a really good idea to support your gut and immune system with a good probiotic. Young Living has Life 9, a proprietary, high-potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from 9 beneficial bacteria strains to promote healthy digestion, support gut health, and help maintain normal intestinal function for overall support of a healthy immune system.

Life 9 includes 9 probiotics for full-spectrum gut support:

1. Lactobacillus acidophilus
2. Bifidobacterium lactis
3. Lactobacillus plantarum
4. Lactobacillus rhamnosus
5. Lactobacillus salivarius
6. Streptococcus thermophilus
7. Bifidobacterium breve
8. Bifidobacterium bifidum
9. Bifidobacterium longum


Take your probiotics before bed and at least 2 hours away from taking Inner Defense or other oils in capsules.

Inner Defense
Packed with Thieves blend, Inner Defense also contains oregano and thyme for an extra powerful punch.
This potent essential oil supplement has been designed to support the body's systems.


NingXia Red

NingXia Red is a wonderful support for the immune system. It is full of healthy ingredients. 1 oz. of NingXia Red has the same amount of antioxidant levels as:
34 large onions or
100 oranges or
814 blueberries or
22 medium carrots or
10.85 pounds of spinach or
55.33 pounds of almonds or
59 broccoli florets or
73 medium strawberries or
93 apples or
130 tomatoes


Raindrop on your feet !

Have you ever done a Raindrop, just on your feet? I apply each one of the oils, in the sequence that I would use in a Raindrop on the back. I appy mostly to the bottoms of the feet, but using what's left on my hands to also rub the tops of the feet. This is so beneficial for tired, painful feet!
The sequence is: Valor, oregano, thyme, basil, wintergreen, cypress, marjoram, peppermint, Aroma Siez, and Ortho Ease.


I use about 2 drops of oregano and thyme, and about 3 - 4 drops of each of the other oils, on each foot.

If you have ever wished to have a full raindrop session just reach out to me.



Stay healthy my friends,

Happy OIling, Until Next Time - Irene

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Last Minute Gift Ideas and Seasonal Diffuser Recipes

Are you needing some last minute gift ideas ?  Here are a few Holiday Gifts on a Dime 

Making bath salts is incredibly easy!

One of my favorite things to make with essential oils is home-made bath salts. These are way more powerful even than the expensive bath salts you’ll find at specialty shops, and when you make them yourself they are way cheaper!
What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup epsom salt
  • ¼ cup sea salt
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 8-10 drops of essential oil (see below for ideas)

Depending on the size of your tub, use about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of this salt blend per bath.  Combine the following ingredients. Once mixed well, store the bath salts in a glass container. Tie a Bow around the container !

For bath salts to help you get in the holiday spirit, try Christmas Spirit (it has orange, cinnamon, and spruce oils). For relaxation, try Lavender or Peace & Calming. To ease muscle aches, Aroma Siez or PanAway.  Sacred Mountain is a great blend to promote a mood of contemplation.

Room Sprays

2 oz. Glass Spray Bottle or PET Plastic Spray Bottles

1/2 tsp witch hazel (to help emulsify the essential oils in water)

Distilled Water

10-15 drops of essential oils

Cozy by the Fire Room Spray:  5 drops each of Cinnamon Bark, Orange and Clove Essential Oils.  Shake well before spraying into air.

Sugar Scrubs

1/2 cup raw sugar

1/4 cup Virgin Coconut Oil

4 oz. Glass Jar

6-8 drops of essential oils of your choise.

Joyful Sugar Scrub:  4 drops Joy and 3 drops Peppermint Essential Oils

A Few Diffuser Blends For You 

Personal Reflection - 5 Drops Lemon, 3 Drops Frankincense

The Best Air Ever - 4 Drops RC, 4 Drops Purification

Frosted Window Panes - 6 Drops Christmas Spirit, 3 Drops Peppermint

Fallen Snow, Spirits Bright - 3 Drops Stress Away, 3 Drops Wintergreen, 3 Drops Peppermint

Happy Oiling - Until Next Time

Irene

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Let's Talk About White Angelica Essential Oil Blend

Let’s talk about the essential oil blend - White Angelica.  With the Holiday Season fast approaching and we are in the presence of many people, such as parties, shopping, etc., we want to stay centered and avoid negative emotions.  White Angelica Essential Oil is a spiritual oil blend that has ten therapeutic grade oils. When I think of White Angelica, I think of having the power and protection of an Angel sitting on my shoulder.  If you feel like you need protection from negativity, White Angelica is your "go to."

Essential oils are nature’s living energy.  When I open a bottle of essential oil, I think of it as a bottle of living molecules.  Plants use essential oils to protect themselves against harsh environmental conditions as well as invaders. When we use essential oils, we are using their protective and restorative properties.

White Angelica comprises of single oils that have traditionally been used as a form of spiritual protection and for emotional cleansing. The blend includes the following…

• Geranium helps release negative memories, thereby opening the mind. It is also great for  nurturing the heart.

• Bergamot helps to uplifts the mind and ease tension.  

• Sacred Sandalwood is calming and emotionally balancing and is used for stress and unwinding. Also called Aloes.

• Myrrh promotes spiritual awareness and is uplifting. Myrrh was one of the spiritual oils given to  Jesus when he was born.

• Coriander has been used since Ancient Egypt. It may support healthy assimilation of thoughts. This is important when making choices and moving forward with plans..

• Melissa helps to calm and balance emotions.

• Ylang ylang promotes a sense of relaxation and may help balance male and female energies. It is highly supportive for self-love.

• Northern Lights Black Spruce helps to release emotional blocks, bringing about a feeling of balance and grounding.

• Hyssop helps to harmonize emotions.

• Rose has a very high frequency level of 320MHz. It creates a magnetic energy that attracts love.   It helps to open up the heart chakra.

HOW TO USE WHITE ANGELICA:

1. Direct inhalation.

2. Make an aura protection spray.  Place 8-10 drops of White Angelica blend in a 2oz spray bottle with distilled water.  Spritz over head, shoulders and body.

3. Apply it onto your skin. Apply to shoulders, along spine, on crown of head, on wrists, behind ears, or on base of neck.

4. Diffuse in a room.

5. Add 4-6 drops epsom salts to bath water

6. Wear it in a diffuser pendent

White Angelica is Item #3428 and is $28.75 for a 5 ml bottle.

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STAY PROTECTED MY FRIENDS !

Happy Oiling-Until Next Time-

Irene O'Connor

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Aromatherapy For The Soul

Let's discuss aromatherapy for our soul and how to keep emotions balanced which will in turn support our immune systems as the weather starts to get cooler.  What is Aromatherapy for the Soul?  What comes to mind for me is a deep-seated emotional response that hits when you smell a certain aroma.  For instance, the first time I inhaled Neroli essential oil, it was like an instant addiction, the fragrance was intoxicating and it touched my soul with comfort and relaxation.

Scents have the ability to influence the person as a whole - body/mind/spirit.  The therapeutic effects of essential oils are much more than just supporting the various systems of the body.  Essential oils stimulate the mind, the soul, and the body's energy.  

Inhaling essential oils stimulates the olfactory system, the part of the brain connected to smell, including the nose and the brain. Molecules that enter the nose or mouth pass to the lungs, and from there, to other parts of the body. ... In this way, essential oils can have a subtle, yet holistic effect on the body.

Selecting essential oils for emotions is not as easy as selecting an oil for a particular physical discomfort.  Emotions, such as sadness and feeling stressed, are relative terms describing how someone feels.  Aromatherapy is beneficial for both with the aim to bring about harmony and peace.

So why am writing about this?  Because as we approach the latter part of the year, we will start to focus on the upcoming holiday seasons.  Like it or not, we get overwhelmed and stressed.  For some, the holiday seasons bring sadness due to loss of family members or friends.  It is also the start weather changes and it seems many people get affected by some sort of illness.  But why?  Change of season and the start of the holiday craziness can start to lower our immune systems.  More and more the evidence is accumulating that our emotional health can have a profound effect on our physical health.

Remember the old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?"  Here is your emotional prevention - The Feelings Kit !  Follow this simple procedure to clear yourself of negative thoughts and feelings.  Gary Young once said "Use the Feelings Kit.  Apply feeling oils before work and every night before bed.  Do this for 30 days and you will change your life."

1.  Valor should be the first oil used.  Apply 3 drops to the bottom of each foot.  It helps balance the energies within the body.  Valor gives one courage, confidence and builds self-esteem.  "I choose to feel an inward peace full of safety, protection and courage"

2.  Harmony is an exquisite blend that allows energy to flow throughout the body.  Apply 2-3 drops to abdomen.  "I create a greater harmony within my body, mind and soul"

3.  Forgiveness has a high electrical frequency which may help release negative memory and emotions in order to forgive and forget.  2-3 drops around naval or wear as a perfume.  "I allow myself to feel and handle all my experiences with love and joy"

4.  Present Time has an empowering fragrance which gives a feel of being "in the moment".  One can only go forward and progress when in the present time.  2-3 drops over thymus (upper chest) or wear as perfume.  "I allow myself to be in the moment and stay in control of my life in the here and now"

5.  Release will aid in letting go of negative emotions.  Place 2-3 drops over the liver (under the rib cage on right side).  "I allow myself to let go of the pain and hurt that no longer serves me"

6.  Inner Child  was specifically designed for us to reconnect with our inner child or our inner self that is at the core of who we are.  Place 1 drop on the thumb and place on the roof of the mouth.  This blend helps one reconnect with their inner-self and identity to find emotional balance.  "I am strong and choose to fill my body, mind and soul with courage and peace"

Happy Oiling - Until Next Time

Irene O'Connor

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Just Checking In - How's Everyone Doing?

I wanted to send some current ways I am using Young Living !  Please feel free to reach out at any time you have questions !

My favorite drink for that afternoon slump !  Combine a can of Ningxia Zyng, 2 oz. of Ningxia Red and a tube of Ningxia Nitro into a glass with a cup of ice !  Feel free to add a drop or two of any of the Young Living Vitality Oils, such as citrus fresh, orange, lemon, or Thieves,  

I made a roller for a friend of mine who was having some muscle tension in the shoulder area.  Here's what I did:  15 drops of Aroma Siez Essential Oil Blend and 15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil.  I filled the rest of the roller with Grapeseed oil.  Aroma Siez is a blend used in the Raindrop Technique.  Aroma Siez is a blend of:

Basil - is relaxing and supports fatigued muscles

Marjoram - beneficial for occasional simple nervous tension

Lavender - can help you relax, wind down before bed and even ease stress. 

Peppermint -soothing and cooling 

Cypress - helps relieve muscle cramps and improve overall circulation.  

What have you been diffusing?

My new favorite is 4 drops of Citrus Fresh and 3 drops of Peppermint !  Citrusy and uplifting !

Support your immune system with 4 drops Thieves, 2 drops Lemon and 2 Drops Peppermint !  

And support your sleep and relax with 4 drops of Lavender, 3 drops of Orange and 3 drops of Vetiver or 4 drops of Lavender, 3 drops of Peace & Calming and 2 drops of Valor.

What do you do when you run out of dishwasher detergent?
You make my own !  Here’s how:
2 cups washing soda
2 cups Borax
1/2 cup kosher salt or epsom salt (reduces the effects of hardwater)
15–20 drops of essential oils
(I use a small organza bag of rice in container to absorb moisture.)
I fill one container in dishwasher with powder, second with a cap of Thieves household cleaner & a cup of vinegar over dishes. 

Did you know that Young Living is giving away a FREE Hand sanitizer if you reinstate your Young Living Account by August 31st?

Did you have an account with Young Living, and then you didn't order for a long time and your account went inactive? Guess what? You can reactivate right now by placing a 50PV ($) order and Young Living will also send you a FREE Thieves Foaming Handsoap!!! This, just in time to stock up on all the wellness products you need for the best Fall ever!!!

Here are some great things to grab for fall to meet a 50pv (50 $) Order:

Thieves Roller + Thieves Cleaner + FREE Thieves Hand soap = 52.25pv

Citrus Fresh + Thieves Hand Sanitizer +Thieves Ultra Toothpaste + Thieves Mouthwash + Sacred Mountain Moisturizing Bar Soap = 51.50pv

Thieves Cleaner + Thieves dish soap + Thieves Laundry Soap + FREE Thieves Handsoap = 65.50pv

Lemon + Lavender + Peppermint + Thieves Hand Sanitizer + FREE Hand Soap = 62.75pv

For more suggestions call or text me (973) 713-3871. To place your order, call Customer Care at 800.371.3515 and reactivate with 1026399 as sponsor and enrollee!

Until Next time ~ Happy Oiling

Irene O'Connor

Enroller/Sponsor #1026399

Facebook and Instagram -  @yleonaturesglory

Twitter:  @ioconnor52

email:  ioconnor52@gmail.com

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Live Your Passion Rally and Killer New Products!

I was SHOCKED when I saw how many products were being released today!  It’s August, and the only thing that can cure the post-convention blues is to Live Your Passion! This Live Your Passion Rally, we’re celebrating the spirit of the convention: the excitement and the passion for all things Young Living with the launch of some killer new products.  All products are available to be added on ER September 1 and Quick Order August 10. ER points can be used to purchase these products 6 months following the launch.

What is a Live Your Passion Rally?
Once every quarter, the Live Your Passion Rally events allow thousands of Young Living members and potential members to come together in cities or cyberspace all over the world to feel inspired and energized.

Thieves Teeth Whitening Sachets (US Only):

Thieves Whitening Toothpaste now comes in a convenient, single-use sachet perfect for travel or for giving out as a sample. This gentle toothpaste is formulated with essential oils and other natural ingredients. The whitening blend of silica, hydroxyapatite, calcium carbonate, and perlite cleans your teeth and leaves a lasting brightness and freshness.

Item No.: 27739  Size: 10 individual sachets, 1 gram each

Seedlings Calm Essential Oil (US Only):

When diffused, the harmonious blend of Lavender, Coriander, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium provides a sweet and soothing scent that helps your little one unwind—especially at bedtime.  Item No.: 26019  Size: 5 ml

Protein Power Bites (US Only):

This advanced, high-protein snack is loaded with good-for-you ingredients and a remarkably rich blueberry-lemon flavor. Snag a Protein Power Bite for a healthy on-the-go breakfast, midday snack, or workout supplement.  Item No.: 25655  Size: 18 count    

St. Maries Lavender (US Only/Limited Time Offer-while supplies last):

Cultivated for 20 years by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young himself, St. Maries Lavender is back for a limited time as a small batch. This Lavender essential oil represents years of careful work to resuscitate failing French lavender and return it to its natural splendor.

Item No.: 27073  Size: 5ml   

Celebration (Limited Time Offer-while supplies last, Global, Quick Order Only):  a rich, earthy, herbaceous blend with an aroma that elevates emotional well-being and supports a harmonic balance. Formulated by D. Gary Young, Celebration was formerly offered exclusively in Europe to highlight the market’s grand opening in 2014.Item    No.: 5207  Size: 5ml

Vitality Dietary Essential Oils:

Cooking with essential oils was something I used to be terrified of! (Heck, for a long time I was afraid to ingest them at all!) But when I decided to try and experiment, I was BLOWN AWAY at how amazing the flavors were and how much the infused my dishes with flavor, rather than flavor sitting on top of the food like dried herbs.  But the Vitality line has been missing some major culinary players...until now! (Oh! And health benefits! )

Caraway Vitality (CA, US):

Along with a balanced diet and exercise, Caraway Vitality’s natural talent as an appetite suppressant makes it a weight-management must-have.   Item No.: 27396  Size: 5ml

Cumin Vitality (CA, US):

Cumin is a cleansing support superstar, delivering internal cleansing properties and support for your body’s most important detoxifying organs, like the liver, kidneys, and digestive system.  Item No.: 27399  Size: 5ml

Parsley Vitality (CA, TW, PH, JP, HK, AUS, MY, US):

With a daily drop of Parsley Vitality, you can take advantage of the benefits of this EO triple threat: internal cleansing, antioxidant properties, and overall wellness, as well as the crisp, bright flavor of fresh parsley.  Item No.: 26266 Size: 5ml

Cilantro Vitality (CA, AUS, JP, US):

Keep your defense systems at 100 percent and do your overall wellness a favor with just a couple daily drops of Cilantro Vitality.  Item No.: 26944 Size: 5ml

LAST BUT NOT LEAST ~~

Cool Gray Pouch (Global):

Tote your essentials and a trio of your oil favorites in this fashion-forward pouch. It features a vegan leather exterior with a silver-print YL logo front and center.  How to Order: On August 10, order on www.YoungLivingGear.com.

*NFR and APO are also eligible to order these products as they are not considered dangerous goods.

Which product(s) are you most excited about?!   Excuse me while I run and order allllllll the oils!!!!

Happy Oiling -  Until next time - Irene

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Back to School with Kidscents and Feather the Owl Diffuser

Its almost back to school time and I know that raising kids can be a challenge.   You can rely on Young Living products to help keep your kids above the wellness line !  Follow along on these next several images to learn more about some of Young Living’s Kidscents products - essential oils developed and diluted especially for children, bath and body products as well as a few supplements !   And let's not forget our new, adorable Feather the Owl diffuser !

Never leave home without it! This Kidscents essential blend is a soothing option for your child.  Apply Owie™ topically to improve the appearance of your child’s skin.

SniffleEase™ is a rejuvenating and refreshing blend formulated just for kids. Add a roller fitment to SniffleEase and roll-on chest or feet for easy application.

Make bedtime go smoother by applying SleepyIze to back of the neck, feet, or wrists every night! Diffuse SleepyIze™ at bedtime for a peaceful aromatic environment.

GeneYus™ is an excellent blend to diffuse for young minds that are focusing and concentrating on projects.

TummyGize™ is a relaxing, quieting blend that can be applied to little tummies.

KidScents® Bath Gel is a safe, gentle soap that cleanses and protects sensitive skin. Formulated with MSM, aloe vera, antioxidants, and pure Lemon, Cedarwood, and other essential oils, this liquid soap is pH balanced for children’s skin.

Contains:  Natural Ingredients   Therapeutic-grade essential oils   No mineral oils. No synthetic perfumes   No artificial colorings   No toxic ingredients

KidScents® Shampoo contains no synthetic perfumes, colors, or toxic ingredients. The natural components in this shampoo—aloe, MSM, Chamomile, and Tangerine and Lemon essential oils—effectively and gently cleanse without causing irritation.

Contains:  Natural Ingredients.  Therapeutic-grade essential oils.  No mineral oils. No synthetic perfumes.  No artificial colorings.  No toxic ingredients

KidScents® Slique™ Toothpaste uses Thieves and Slique Essence essential oil blends to gently clean and protect teeth. This safe and effective blend promotes healthy teeth without the use of fluoride, dyes, synthetic colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives.

KidScents® Lotion contains safe, gentle ingredients to moisturize and soften sensitive skin. The premium blend of MSM, shea butter, aloe vera, and pure Cedarwood, Geranium, and other essential oils supports healthy-looking skin for children of all ages.

Contains:  Natural Ingredients.  Therapeutic-grade essential oils.  No mineral oils.  No synthetic perfumes.  No artificial colorings.  No toxic ingredients

LET US NOT FORGET OUR SUPPLEMENTS !~

LAST BUT NOT LEAST -  INTRODUCING:  FEATHER THE OWL DIFFUSER

        

Feather the Owl. This exclusive, custom-designed ultrasonic diffuser functions as a humidifier, aroma diffuser, night-light, and white-noise machine—owl in one!  Kid friendly and simple to use, Feather the Owl features multiple diffusion from low to high, 10 different LED light options, and 5 white-noise sound options.  Each diffuser comes with a 5 ml bottle of Lavender essential oil.

Did you know?

From a Harvard Study: “Use dim red lights for night lights. Red light has the least power to shift circadian rhythm and suppress melatonin.” Simply using the RED option on Feather the Owl will improve your kiddo's sleep, melatonin level, and that means happier kiddos !

HOW ABOUT THIS STARTER KIT FOR BACK TO SCHOOL !

  


Makes a great gift idea.   If your already a member no need to add the basic kit section.   Not a member, please contact me, I will be glad to help you get started.  

Until Next Time - Happy Oiing ~ Irene O’Connor

ioconnor52@gmail.com / Call or Text 973-713-3871







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August Freebies !

Back to School with our favorites!

        

Let's get ready for back to school!

The August promos are everything you need to get back into the swing of school and to transition from summer to fall.  I want to make sure that everyone is ordering the best way which is on Essential Rewards, our monthly wellness subscription box 

If you’re not on it yet, watch this short video: https://vimeo.com/213122690  Are you on YL GO? This is YL’s version of Amazon Prime Shipping ! You pay a yearly flat rate and get reduced shipping year around.



Citrus Fresh (5ml & ER exclusive)

This blend is a combination of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, lemon, mandarin and spearmint.  Diffusing this oil will help eliminate odors, an boost moods! Citrus Fresh can also help stimulate the right brain to amplify creativity and well being. Like lemon, this oil (also a vitality) is high in limonene too so a great oil for overall wellness - your DNA will love this oil - let’s just say that!


TummyGize (5 ml & ER exclusive)

Already pre-diluted and ready to put on those unhappy tummies! But this is not just for the littles! Anyone can use TummyGize. Similar to DiGize for all things digestion, but I like the aroma much more and the spearmint in there is key for us! This is one we keep on hand always in our wellness cabinet. If you really want to prep for fall, since you are getting this for free add KidScents SniffleEase and Kidscents GeneYus to your ER order! Happy tummies, no sniffles, and oils to make you a genius and help you or your kiddo focus?!! YES, please!!


Super C Chewable

Vitamin C for the win. Super C combines Orange essential oil with a blend of camu camu, acerola, cherry, and rose hips fruit powder to create a super powerful immune-supporting supplement. Together, these ingredients give us polyphenols, carotenoids, and optimal amounts of vitamin C. It's chewable, it's convenient, it's what you'll be loading up on throughout fall and winter. Take 1-3 daily, or as needed. This is perfect for adults and kids!

Thieves Roll On

How many of you LOVE the roll-ons?!! So easy to use! For my kids I roll on their feet and spine. My older kids will even use them on their own! The power of Thieves in a roll-on friends - let’s be honest. Friends don’t let friends live without Thieves. Thieves Vitality is supportive of the immune system. Using Thieves daily is part of our wellness routine. I am super excited about the freebie this month.

Thieves Waterless Hand Sanitizer

The power of Thieves in a hand sanitizer but without the petrochemicals, parabens, sulfates, or other harsh chemicals that wreak havoc on your health! It is light weight, non-greasy, and easy to use. Kills 99.9 percent of germs, sanitizes the hands, formulated without gluten, nourishes the skin, and is formulated without GMO ingredients! Great for purses, backpacks, and around the house!

Woodland Creatures Set

These were FAVORITES from the advent calendar and now they are available to us for free! Cute accessories that hold your kiddos hand sanitizers so they are styling for school and healthy to boot! If you are like me and you have kids or grandkids who will each need to accessorize with a Woodland creature, just add a 3 pack of the hand purifiers to your ER order and you will be set!  Extras for everyone!

Enjoy the Free Promos this Month !  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Happy Oiling !

Irene


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New Convention Products

Check out all the new Convention Products by clicking on the Sway link below !

https://sway.office.com/6epE74fROVgs5Zpf?ref=Link

HOW TO GET YOURS :

Monday, July 22, at 10 a.m., MT you will be able to log on and grab all of yours!

There are no purchase limits on these products, and they are not available for Essential Rewards order or point redemption. We anticipate these products being available on ER in August but will keep you posted on any changes to that timeline. More information on all of these products will be shared as soon as it becomes available!!

+ Peace & Calming Roll-On $43.75 | 43.75PV

+ Davana essential oil $39.75 | 39.75PV

+ Feather the Owl Kids Diffuser $49.75 | 24.75PV

+ Thieves Whitening Toothpaste $11.50 | 11.5PV

+ CinnaFresh Deodorant $12.75 | 9PV

+ CitraGuard Deodorant $12.75 | 9PV

+ IlluminEyes Supplement $32.75 | 32.75PV

+ Olive Essentials Supplement $32 | 32PV

+ Shadow Essentials Eyeshadow Palettes: Sahara Sunset $55 | 55PV

Natural Quartz $55 | 55PV

Royal Winter $55 | 55PV

+ Dual Lash Brush $18 | 18PV

LIMITED EDITION PRODUCTS

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LAST, BUT NOT LEAST !!!  CBD OIL !

Look at what we have!

SEED TO SEAL® CERTIFIED

Every stage of our production process, from our farms in Colorado to our bottling facility in Utah, has been rigorously tested and approved by Young Living’s Seed to Seal® quality standards.

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HIGH-QUALITY CBD

The CBD market is currently flooded with synthetic, poorly cultivated, and untested CBD, but Nature’s Ultra is different. You’re getting pure, safe, and legal CBD with 0% THC.

VEGAN APPROVED & GLUTEN FREE

Our CBD products do not contain any animal byproducts and we've made a commitment to our customers to never do any animal testing.

CBD VERSUS THC

It’s important to note that while some people confuse CBD with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is also found in the cannabis plant, the two are different. CBD is not psychoactive and does not cause the euphoric side effects commonly associated with THC. That means you can use CBD products without having to worry about THC causing any sort of reaction.

While CBD and THC both bind to the CB-2 receptor, they interact with the CB-1 receptors in different ways. Because of its molecular structure, THC is able to bind directly with CB-1 receptors. When this bond is formed, the reaction creates signals that are sent to the brain, which results in the the psychoactive effects of "getting high." Research shows that CBD does not bond directly with CB-1 receptors*, and its presence can even negate the bond between THC and the CB-1 receptors, effectively neutralizing the psychoactive effects induced by THC.

*Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4120766/

Let me help you sign up so you have access to these goodies.

HAPPY OILING !  

Until next time - Irene

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Grounding and Connecting to Mother Earth

After a wonderful weekend of meeting new people and learning new techniques for clearing energies, I've been paying more attention to my plants, weeds (not weeds) and the earth.  I had an idea to create an essential oil rollerball that would help with a morning meditation to connect with nature and ground to the earth.  The Three things I though of was, which essential oil, which crystal and which yoga pose.

1.  The Essential OIls.

There are many grounding essential oils.  All tree oils are grounding (think of the deep roots trees have).  Here are a few ideas: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Black Spruce, and Cypress, just to name a few.  Vetiver and Patchouli are also grounding.  

However, what came to mind first is our beloved blend of Valor.  Valor is a very grounding essential oil blend and balances the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional energies of the body when applied to shoulders and/and feet.  

It is an amazing blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Camphor Wood, Geranium, and Frankincense, Valor has a woodsy, grounding aroma.  Use it to greet each morning with positivity and focus.  

Moss Agate

2.  The Stones:

There are many grounding stones and crystals, a few examples would be, Hematite, smoky quartz, black tourmaline, and pyrite just to name a few.  

What came to me was Moss Agate !  Moss Agate carries a strong connection with nature, giving its healing and nurturing energy to you. It teaches us to appreciate and enjoy each moment we have with the Earth, helping us to set an intention for healing the planet. Associated with the root and heart chakra, Moss Agate also helps facilitate the release of old habits and fears to inspire growth. 

BUT I had no Moss Agate chips for my Rollerball.  I do have Tree Agate !  The Tree Agate healing properties help to deepen your meditation practice, especially if you take your peaceful contemplation outside during a forest bathing session. Instead of going on a typical hike that takes you from Point A to Point B, simply wander through the woods and take in all of beauty and wonder of Mother Nature and its incredible complexity. Feel your spirit vibrating with a white healing light that helps dissolve any arrogance and inspires feelings of gratitude for nature’s abundance.  How Perfect !

3.  The Yoga Pose

Next, the yoga pose called, Tree Pose.  What better way to greet the day and connect to nature and the earth than tree pose.  

Tree is an awesome standing balance for beginners to work on to gain focus and clarity, and learn to breathe while standing and keeping the body balanced on one foot.  How to do it: Start with your feet together and place your right foot on your inner left upper thigh. Press your hands in prayer and find a spot in front of you that you can hold in a steady gaze.

Hold and breathe for 8-10 breaths then switch sides. Make sure you don’t lean in to the standing leg and keep your abdominals engaged and shoulders relaxed.

If you have trouble keeping your balance, just stand in Mountain Pose.   Mountain Pose is the base for all standing poses; it gives you a sense of how to ground in to your feet and feel the earth below you.  Mountain pose may seem like "simply standing," but there is a ton going on.  How to do it: Start standing with your feet together. Press down through all ten toes as you spread them open. Engage your quadriceps to lift your kneecaps and lift up through the inner thighs. Draw your abdominals in and up as you lift your chest and press the tops of the shoulders down.

Feel your shoulder blades coming towards each other and open your chest; but keep your palms facing inwards towards the body. Imagine a string drawing the crown of the head up to the ceiling and breathe deeply in to the torso. Hold for 5-8 breaths.

Bringing it all together:



There you have it !

20 drops of valor, a few energetically charged tree agates and grapeseed oil to fill rollerball.

Apply where needed (bottom of feet and top of head.  Imagine a string pulling your head up to the sky and pulling your feet down to the earth.  Feel strong and grounded.)

Now to practice tree pose outside in nature !

Affirmation: I am balanced & stable, healthy & whole, & home on earth.

Interested in a class pairing Essential Oils, Crystals / Stones, Chakras & Yoga ?  Please click the contact tab and send me a message !

Until next time - Happy Oiling

Irene

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My New Favorite Aromatic Bath Salts and a DIY Clay based Deodorant

I have been pondering the use of Borax in my bath water and have seen many posts on facebook from women using borax in their bath and having good results with personal skin conditions.  As I was looking through one of my Aromatherapy Books (I have many LOL) I found an interesting recipe for Aromatic Bath Salts.  The recipe is amazing, however I did substitute the sea salt for epsom salt as I did not have sea salt at the time.  My skin felt silky smooth. 

Aromatic Bath Salts

1 cup sea salt (I used epsom salts)

1/2 cup borax

1/2 cup baking soda

1/2 teaspoon essential oil (your choice) (approx. 20-25 drops)

Mix the salt, borax, and soda together and add the essential oil, mixing well to combine.  Use 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the bath salts per bath.

DIY CLAY DEODORANT

I've started teaching myself Microsoft sway.  Its new and its like a fancy cool blog.  I just finished my first one on a homemade Clay Deodorant.  I love this recipe and works really well.  Check it out for yourself  and let me know what you think !

https://sway.office.com/GGcMQYOeoWMvVmGl?ref=Link

Happy Oiling Until next time

Irene

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Tips for Strong, Healthy Fingernails

To keep your fingernails looking their best:

Keeping fingernails dry and clean is important, as this prevents bacteria from growing under your fingernails.  Prolonged contact with water can contribute to split fingernails.  Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves when washing dishes or cleaning.   If you are not cleaning with Young Livings Thieves Products you need to !  Did you know that anything that gets on your skin (intentionally or unintentionally) is absorbed into you bloodstream within seconds ?

To maintain healthy fingernails, avoid injuries, and improve nail appearance, try the following tips:

Keep your nails clean and dry.

Avoid nail-biting or picking.

Apply moisturizer to your nails and cuticles every day.

File your nails in one direction and round the tip slightly, rather than filing to a point.

Cut Your Nails After Your Shower or Bath

Don't remove the cuticles or clean too deeply under your nails, which can lead to infection.

Don't dig out ingrown toenails. See a dermatologist if they become bothersome.

Avoid nail polish removers that contain acetone or formaldehyde.

Bring your own instruments if you get frequent manicures.

If you have artificial nails, check regularly for green discoloration (a sign of bacterial infection).

Eat a balanced diet and take vitamins containing biotin.

Did you know that Sulfurzyme, supports Healthy Nails ?



Moisturize Your Nails

Your nails will get dehydrated just like your skin, especially if you’re using nail polish remover on them on a regular basis. When you’re putting on your body or face moisturizer, add a bit on to your nails, too!

Some Fun Recipes !

NAIL BUTTER:

2 Tbs. Beeswax

2 Tbs. Cocoa butter

3 Tbs. Jojoba oil

1 Tbs. Grape seed oil

20 drops essential oils, 4 drops each of—rose, carrot seed, rosemary, geranium & sandalwood.  Combine beeswax, cocoa butter, jojoba & grapeseed oil in a saucepan & warm on low heat in a double-boiler until cocoa butter & beeswax have melted. Remove from heat & add the essential oils. Stir well, let cool slightly & pour into jars. Use a Q-tip swab or orange stick to get a small amount of cream from the Jar. Apply to nails & massage with fingers.

(I chose to use 20 drops of the Gentle Baby Blend.) 


NAIL OINTMENT:

1 jar Young Living Rose Ointment

10 drops olive oil or Young Livings V-6

4 drops Geranium oil

2 drops Palo Santo

4 drops Citrus Fresh

4 drops Myrrh

Scoop out Rose ointment into a stainless steel double boiler. Warm the ointment until it melts. Remove from heat & pour into glass measuring cup with a pouring spout. Add V-6 oil and essential oils, swirl gently with a toothpick. Pour back into Rose ointment jar, re-label or pour into smaller jars, and label to give as gifts. Using a cotton swab, apply a small amount to nail bed and massage in, twice daily.

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SUPPORTING HEALTHY NAILS:

Melaleuca alternafolia, Oregano, Myrrh, Purification, Thieves, Thyme & Ravensara

Happy Oiling !  Irene

Credit to:  Nancy Sanderson 

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Exciting June Promotions and a few Delicious Diffuser Recipes

With this month’s PV promo, find new summer must-haves and dad-worthy faves to celebrate the important men in our lives all month long. Place your qualifying order and receive NingXia Nitro®, your best friend for conquering any mountain, hitting any trail, and making the most of any adventure. If a woodsy escape is not in your near future, diffuse Northern Lights Black Spruce and breathe in the great outdoors from your own living room. At the end of your most active days, treat those tired feet with cozy, exclusive YL-branded socks! Enjoy all of this and more with your June order.  (If you have any questions, please contact me.  Just click on the "Contact" button on the upper right ! )

300 PV tier

Retail value: $166.13

14-pack of NingXia Nitro

  • Need to be on your A-game before heading out on your next adventure? Look to NingXia Nitro to boost your energy, so you’re ready to climb the nearest mountain.*
  • Take pocket-sized NingXia Nitro with you on your travels. You never know when you’ll need an extra kick of energy and clarity!*

NingXia Nitro-branded socks

  • After a full day of work or play, your feet need a little TLC. Sport these NingXia Nitro socks as you kick back and relax.
  • Show off your YL pride with these NingXia Nitro-branded socks.

Peppermint Cedarwood Soap

  • Begin your day with this cleansing and invigorating soap.
  • Use Peppermint Cedarwood Soap to arm your skin with added moisture—a must-have before heading out into the sunshine.

15 ml Lime essential oil

  • In a rut with your summer plans? Diffuse Lime while planning your next adventure and get inspired by Lime’s fresh, creativity-boosting aroma!
  • After a long day in the summer sun, add Lime to your nighttime moisturizer. Summer skin needs all the love it can get!**

ER Exclusive: 5 ml Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil

  • This essential oil is also a skin lover. Pair with your moisturizer and enjoy healthier-looking skin.
  • If grand summer adventures are not on your agenda, bring the woodsy outdoors inside when you diffuse Northern Lights Black Spruce.

ER Exclusive: 15 ml Citronella essential oil

  • Topically apply Citronella essential oil and take a hint of citrus-herb summer sweetness with you wherever you go.
  • Nothing says summer like the scent of Citronella. Diffuse Citronella out on the back patio to clear the air for pest-free gatherings and barbecues.

250 PV tier

Retail value: $88.83

Peppermint Cedarwood Soap

15 ml Lime essential oil

ER Exclusive: 5 ml Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil

ER Exclusive: 15 ml Citronella essential oil

190 PV tier

Retail value: $75.01

15 ml Lime essential oil

ER Exclusive: 5 ml Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil

ER Exclusive: 15 ml Citronella essential oil

100 PV tier

Retail value: $26.32

ER Exclusive: 15 ml Citronella essential oil

DIFFUSER RECIPES FOR SUMMER

Night Spa (From your Starter Kit ! )

3 drops Frankincense

3 drops Panaway

3 drops Raven

3 Drops Stressaway

Ocean Breeze

3 drops Bergamot

3 drops Lavender

2 drops Rosemary

1 drop Eucalyptus

Lake House

4 drops Frankincense

3 drops Cypress

2 drops Orange

1 drop Lemon

Creamsicle

6 drops Orange

3 drops Stressaway

Berry Lemonade

7 drops Lemon

2 drops Lemon Myrtle

2 drops Valor

Happy Oiling - Until Next Time

Irene O'Connor

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

**This essential oil can cause photosensitivity. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 48 hours after applying product.

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A History of Mothers Day Ideas and DIY Recipes

First a little history of Mother's day.  I never knew this !  I thought this was a made up holiday formulated by the Greeting Card Companies !!

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s.Mother's.

(For more reading:  https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-da... )

 

A Few More Oily Gift Ideas:

ART Skin Care is 10% off May 1st-3rd   

Young Living’s ART® Skin Care System safely and effectively cleanses, tones, and moisturizes your face to bring out your natural and inherent beauty. That is the beauty of ART®!

The ART® Skin Care System includes: 1 Light Moisturizer (30ml), 1 Refreshing Toner (4 fl. Oz) 1 Gentle Cleanser (3.38 fl oz.)  Price: $101.70USD   Item # 5363D

Fall in love with our new, limited-edition Body Butter Collection! This exclusive collection features four 0.8-ounce body butters formulated with our mango and cupuacu butter base and infused with pure essential oils:

  • * Lavender to calm and ease
  • * Stress Away™ to relax and unwind
  • * Valor® to ground and refocus
  • * Vanillamint to soothe and cool

They’re made from 100 percent plant-based ingredients and are formulated without parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, and synthetic dyes and colorants.  Price: $59.75USD   Item # 26752

For Mother's Day why not give mom or yourself or a favorite Aunt the "Gift of Wellness" with a Premium Starter Kit !

I have been using our oils for over 10 years now, and guess what? I still use them everyday. They have helped my family tremendously with supporting immunity, helping me through some very sad times and supporting my furry friends.
Right now I am offering $25 back for getting started !  That makes this kit $140. 

Here are a few basics:

A Desert Mist Diffuser,  12- Essential Oils, 1- Thieves hand sanitizer, 1- Thieves Spray, Samples of NingXia Red drink, out exclusive antioxidant beverage

Thieves: Immune support
Di-Gize: Digestive support (promotes healthy gut flora)
Lavender: Emotional Support, Relaxant, Sleep aid
PanAway: Muscular support (think a natural bengay or icy hot)
Peppermint: Digestive support and Increases Focus
Stress Away: Emotional support
Lemon: Uplifts mood, Invigorating and great to clean with
Raven: respiratory congestion - supports the sinuses and respiratory system
Frankincense: Emotional Support, Skin support (think anti-aging)
Citrus Fresh : Cleans the air, a natural bug repellent, odor remover
Peace & Calming : Calms the mind and helps you relax
Valor: Feelings of encouragement and helps with great sleep

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Did You Know ?

AT HOME:

From the cleaning products you use to the toothpaste in your bathroom cabinet, your home is the place where total wellness begins. Make your home a sanctuary for your family with all things real and chemical-free.

HEALTHY & FIT

  You work hard to eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise. Put the power of complete wellness into your hands, Young Living has a line of essential oils, supplements, and product solutions designed to support every system in your body.  Love the mindwise for cardiovascular and brain health !

PERSONAL CARE

When it comes to beauty, who knows better than Mother Nature? Our personal care, skin care, and beauty products are infused with the purest essential oils and suitable for all ages. And don't forget about the Saavy Mineral make-up line !

THIEVES

With the benefits of Thieves oil, including cleaning power and an irresistibly spicy scent, Young Living offers a full range of home cleaning and personal care products, from dish soap to toothpaste. Possibly the most versatile and beloved blend, Thieves products replace harsh chemicals with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and other naturally derived ingredients.

NINGXIA RED

Young Living NingXia Red benefits include support for energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health. A daily shot of 2–4 ounces helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants.

SLIQUE

Young Living’s powerful line of Slique weight-management products can help you see positive results in just 60 days! As you incorporate Slique into your diet and exercise program, you’ll be able to maximize your results and discover a slimmer you.  This is my breakfast replacement and I add the NingXia Red plus a lot of other Young Living Supplements!

YL SEEDLINGS LINE

Young Living’s Seedlings™ line offers essential oil-infused baby products that have been safely diluted for babies’ sensitive skin. Free from harmful ingredients, the line’s gentle, plant-based formulas have been specially created to carefully comfort infants and give parents peace of mind.  Love the baby wipes for makeup removal and can be used as dryer sheets.

Try this 6-month plan to better health !

       

How can you get all the freebies ?  Click on Essential Rewards in the virtual office or  contact Member Services  1-800-371-3515

AND this month for Team Members who are existing and new Essential Rewards members, we have a special raffle going on.  See below for details.

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WHAT ➕  Win a Young Living Beauty bag  FULL of product & samples, with your April Essential Rewards Order.

.➕ WHO ➕ Essential Rewards members - current & new. 2 boxes are available, so 2 winners will be chosen.

.➕ HOW ➕ Process your April Essential Rewards order by April 30th to be eligible to win.
1 entry - Enroll in Essential Rewards / 1 entry - 50 - 189 PV      2 entries - 190 - 249 PV        3 entries - 250+ PV
.➕ DETAILS ➕  Must fill out the google doc: https://forms.gle/Sr4wjvJnzrQq7dBN8  but ONLY AFTER your April ER has processed.

Box #1  ART Beauty Masque, 1 masque, Mirah™ Luminous Cleansing Oil, 10 samples, Sandalwood Moisture Cream, 10 samples, Savvy Minerals by Young Living® Lipstick, Icon, Beauty School Hair Ties, 4-pack, 1 - 5 ml AmorEssence Essential Oil, Lavender Lip Balm & sm. essential oil bag

Box #2  Chocolate Masque & Fan Brush, Coconut-Lime Replenishing Body Butter, 10 samples, ART® Intensive Moisturizer, 10 samples, ART® Refreshing Toner, 10 samples, 1 - 5 ml AmorEssence Essential Oil, Lavender Lip Balm & sm. essential oil bag

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New Products Announced at Spring Rally

I apologize for just getting this info out there to you all.  If you are on Facebook or Instagram, I am guessing you have already seen this.

Learn about the new products launching following April’s Live Your Passion Rally!  Available on Quick Order today!

https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/c/new-f...

  • Australian Ericifolia (Melaleucaericifolia) – Item 3522
  • Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Hydrosol – Item 26940
  • Aloha Hydrosol Kit – Item 27250
  • Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Kit – Item 27251
  • Makeup Remover Wipes – Item 24503
  • Solid Brush Cleaner – Item 24504
  • Brush Cleansing Pad – Item 25005
  • Body Butter Collection – Item 26752
  • Back To Nature Bundle – Item 27375
  • Gary Young Legacy Bundle – Item 27695

Visit YoungLivingGear.com for the following new items:

  • Reusable Tote
  • Water Bottle

COMING SOON!

  • Insect Repellent Wipes

1. Australian Ericifolia: Young Living’s newest essential oil is available for purchase on Monday, April 8! Commonly known as “Lavender Tea Tree,” this oil synergistically combines the benefits of Tea Tree with the soothing nature of Lavender. Its versatility means it’s great to use in your skin care routine, as a chest rub, in your hair, and on skin irritations.

Australian Ericifolia Essential Oil 5ml Item #3522

Wholesale- $35.00 PV 35 Retail- $46.05

Quick Order only. Available on ER beginning May 1.

NFR: Yes APO: Yes

2. Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Hydrosol: Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Hydrosol, which comes in a convenient spray bottle, is a distillation water produced during the distillation of our luxurious Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil. During the distillation process, the essential oil is separated from the hydrosol. Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Hydrosol contains many of the same beneficial constituents as the essential oil, which means you’ll get many of the same skin-loving benefits.

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Hydrosol Item # 26940

Size: 3.7 fl oz

Retail Price: $16.45 / PV: 12.5 Wholesale Price: $12.50

Quick Order ONLY. Available for ER on May 1st.

Limit 1 per month

3. Aloha Hydrosol Kit : Share your love of our new Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™ Hydrosol by spritzing some on your wrists and sporting a YL- branded natural wood sticker on your phone or reusable water bottle. Our aloha sticker is flexible, biodegradable, and dishwasher safe. Apply it anywhere you’d like to show off some aloha spirit! Dab it with a drop of oil or spritz it with some hydrosol and enjoy the warm, woodsy aroma anywhere.

Item No.: 27250

Wholesale Price: $16.50 / PV: 12.50

Quick Order only. ER beginning May 1.

Orders will be limited to one item per account per month.

4. Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Kit

The Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Kit includes our brand-new hydrosol, a 5 ml bottle of this popular essential oil, and our new YL-branded wooden sticker. We’re excited to offer Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood in two forms: hydrosol and oil. You can keep your skin glowing while bringing the aroma of the Hawaiian islands into your home!

The spray is superb for moisturizing the skin or freshening linens. It’s more potent essential oil is best for targeted use on skin or in your aromatherapy practice. Pair these complementary products and receive the full royal treatment! These kits are limited time offers, so hurry while supplies last! What’s New URL: www.youngliving.com/April2019LYPRNewProducts

We are offering this kit at a 10 percent discounted price—get it while supplies last!

Item No.: 27251

Wholesale Price: $102.75 / PV: 99

Quick Order only. ER beginning May 1.

Orders will be limited to one item per account per month.

5. Body Butter Collection: Fall in love with our new, limited-edition Body Butter Collection! This exclusive collection features four 0.8-ounce body butters formulated with our mango and cupuacu butter base and infused with pure essential oils: Lavender, Stress Away, Valor, and Vanillamint.

Body Butter Collection

Item No.: 26752

Size: 4 0.8-oz. jars

Wholesale Price: $59.75 / PV: 59.75 Retail Price: $78.62

Quick Order only. ER beginning May 1.

U.S. and APO only

6. Savvy Minerals Makeup Remover Wipes: Young Living developed Savvy Minerals Makeup Remover Wipes to gently and effectively remove makeup and leave your skin feeling soft, clean, and refreshed. Convenient packaging and a rinseless formula make these wipes handy for traveling or for throwing in your purse while on the go!

Makeup Remover Wipes item # 24503

Size: 1 package, 30 count

Wholesale Price: $18.00 / PV: 18 Retail Price: $23.68

Quick Order only. ER beginning May 1.

7. Savvy Minerals Solid Brush Cleaner: Our Savvy Minerals Solid Brush Cleaner uses natural ingredients and essential oils to gently and effectively deep clean your makeup brushes. This plant-based soap includes shea butter, jojoba oil, and moringa seed oil to extend the life of your brushes and keep them looking brand new!

Solid Brush Cleaner Item #24504

Size: 1 solid bar

Wholesale Price: $20.00 / PV 20 Retail Price: $26.32

Quick Order only. ER beginning May 1

8. Savvy Minerals Silicone Brush Cleansing Pad: The Savvy Minerals Silicone Brush Cleansing Pad helps clean makeup, oil, and impurities from your Savvy Minerals brushes. Pair this pad with our Savvy Minerals Solid Brush Cleaner and in a few easy steps, you’ll have brushes free of impurities. Clean brushes mean your makeup and skin will look fresh and fabulous!

Silicone Cleansing Pad Item No.: 25005

Size: 1 cleansing pad

Wholesale Price: $12 / PV: 12 Retail Price: $15.79

Quick Order only. ER beginning May 1.

9. D. Gary Young Legacy Bundle: Starting today we want to celebrate Young Living’s legacy! For 25 years Young Living has created the highest quality essential oils and spread the joy of living a toxin -free life! To honor you, Young Living, and our beloved founder D. Gary Young, we’ve created the D. Gary Young Legacy Bundle. Our new bundle is all about the basics—items fundamental to YL. Inside you’ll find a copy of D. Gary Young: The World Leader in Essential Oils and a Seed to Seal® 10 ml kit with Lavender, Tea Tree, and Peppermint. What better way to honor Young Living’s legacy and our Seed to Seal quality commitment! The D. Gary Young Legacy Bundle is available for Quick Order at noon, MT, today until midnight, MT, on Monday, April 8. Bag your bundles before they’re gone!

Wholesale Price: $67.50 / PV: 55

Item: 27695

10. Great Outdoors Kit: Get back to nature with Young Living’s new Great Outdoors Kit, your go-to for outdoor adventure! Start with our trusted Insect Repellent to help keep bothersome bugs at bay. Pair it with Citronella essential oil, a component of and a great complement to our Insect Repellent. Top it off with our all-natural Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, which protects you from damaging UVA and UVB rays without the use of harsh chemicals found in many commercial sunblock brands.

Contains: Insect Repellent, Citronella, Mineral Sunscreen 50spf

Wholesale Price: $79.75 / PV: 79.75 Retail Price: $98.89

Item: 27375

11. Insect Repellent Wipes: Individually wrapped and easy to apply, Young Living’s new Insect Repellent Wipes offer portable, spill-proof protection you can carry in your bag, purse, backpack, glove box, or back pocket. Look for our new wipes this spring!

COMING SOON! Wholesale Price: $27 / PV: 27

12. Reusable Shopping Totes (U.S. Only): Check out our gorgeous reusable shopping tote! Whether you’re headed to the grocery store, packing a picnic lunch, or hitting the gym, this bag’s totes got you covered! Get 10 percent off until midnight on April 8!

There is no PV associated with this one-time offering, which is

available only while supplies last. Head to YoungLivingGear.com today!

$6.00

13. 25 Years Young water bottle (U.S. Only): We’ve created an exclusive water bottle featuring our 25 Years Young logo as a keepsake for this memorable year and an easy way to ditch plastic water bottles. 

Get 10 percent off until midnight on April 8!

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The New Improved Dewdrop Ultrasonic Diffuser and some Spring Diffuser Recipes!

Follow the link to see the you tube video about the NEW IMPROVED dewdrop ultrasonic diffuser.  It has several different colored light features including the candle light flicker mode.  Four power settings - High, Low, Intermittent and off. 

The Dewdrop Diffuser comes with free 5-ml bottles of Tangerine and Peppermint essential oils.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lccIIvcbWI&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0nGpI4_FNVhVR3R_0pQBF0AcYc8-zDXNlg6KO5V5wPykEeAUKE2iMZS4E

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March 2019 PROMOS !

  

With March’s PV promo, we have natural, scrub-ready cleaning companions for your spring-cleaning jobs! Tackle grime with Thieves® Household Cleaner and bring a spicy freshness into your home while diffusing Thieves® essential oil blend. Enjoy these products and more!

(If you have any questions about Essential Rewards and how you can get these FREE products, please contact me.  Just click on the "Contact" button in the upper right-hand corner)

Orange Vitality:  Add a burst of citrus joy to your favorite cake recipes with Orange Vitality!  Add it to your morning green drink and savor the hints of crisp citrus that pack not only a punch of flavor but also immune system support and antioxidant properties.

Thieves Dish Soap:  Wash your dishes with an uncompromising kind of clean that leaves your hands and dishes free of chemicals and residue.  Add a couple of drops to water and clean your jewelry for a quick shine!

Thieves Vitality:  Refresh and revitalize musty carpets by adding 5 drops of Thieves to a cup of baking soda. Combine and let sit overnight until the oil is absorbed. Sprinkle over carpets and vacuum thoroughly for a room you won’t want to leave.  Diffuse in your living room to fill your home with a rich, invigorating aroma that’s sure to make guests and family eager to linger.

Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak:  Use Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak to safely clean your fruits and veggies without leaving behind any cleaner residue or taste.  Fill a small spray bottle and take it with you wherever you go!

Thieves Foaming Hand Soap:  Wash up at the kitchen sink before, during, and after meal prep to keep hands clean and food odors at bay.  Little ones adore the spicy gingerbread scent of Thieves Foaming Hand Soap. Keep a bottle within reach at the bathroom sink to make it easy for kids to fall in love with good washing habits. 

Kunzea Essential Oil:  Purify the air around you by diffusing Kunzea along with Purification® essential oil blend. Bask in a clean you can smell and feel.  Apply this oil to your chest for a breath of fresh air that reminds you spring is just around the corner.

Thieves Household Cleaner:  14.4 fl. oz., with YL-branded microfiber towels   Ready to show household grime who the boss really is?  Use Thieves Household Cleaner with our all-purpose microfiber towels and get ready for a crisp clean that shines.  Say goodbye to finger smudges as you use this cleaning duo on everything from door handles to faucets.

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HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED FLUID RETENTION ?

Oh my goodness.  I got a call from my dad last week and he ended up in the Emergency Room with an overnight stay.  He has since been released and he is fine :)   However, needless to say, self-care went out the window.  Sitting on a chair for hours, not drinking enough water and being just plain worried caused my calf to swell.  YIKES that's not good :O  Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil, Grapefruit, Tangerine and Cypress essential oils to the rescue!  I used a teaspoon of the massage oil with added drops (about 1-2 each) of the grapefruit, tangerine and cypress topically and proceeded to massage my calf in an upward motion.  This combination helps the Lymph System do its job.  

Then internally, I took a Clear Vegetable Capsule (you can purchase from Young Living) and put drops of Grapefruit, Lemongrass and Tangerine Vitality essential oils into the capsule, followed by a large glass of water.  I can tell you this...I was up all night releasing ! LOL.  For information on how to take oils internally, please refer to your Essential Oils Reference Book or contact me via the "Contact Me" button in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Note to self:  Always remember self-care, especially when caring for others.  

My website:  www.bit.ly/IrenesYLinfo

To Purchase Essential OIls:  www.bit.ly/IrenesYL

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Roman Chamomile Back in Stock !

Keep Calm for the news I am about to share...Starting today, Monday, January 28,  you will be able to once again order Roman Chamomile!!! Other than a monthly promo last year, this favorite oil has been out of stock for quick a while!

While supplies last you can order up to 3 bottles per account only on Quick Order.

Item # 3512   Wholesale Price $41.00  41 PV

Retail Price $53.95   

What is Roman Chamomile used for?  Roman chamomile essential oil can be used topically, aromatically, and even internally to treat a wide variety of health issues. It can be used to treat digestive issues, calm the nerves, soothe skin problems and more! 

The high ester content of Roman chamomile essential oil makes it ideal for calming the nerves and relaxing the mind. If you’ve had a long day or are feeling anxious, sad, angry, overwhelmed or stressed, chamomile can help.

Roman chamomile can be diffused throughout your home, added to a bath, or mixed with a carrier oil and used as a relaxing massage oil. For a quick way to combat stress on-the-go, it can be inhaled through our with a personal inhaler or it can also be mixed with water in a spray bottle and lightly sprayed on sheets and pillowcases to promote a peaceful sleep.  Mixes well with Lavender.

If you're getting your Roman Chamomile today and get all 3 bottles (per limit) don't forget to add something else or a few things to your Quick Order, so you can get at less one of the monthly promos.

I got mine, did you?

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HAVE YOU HEARD ? THE PREMIUM STARTER KIT HAS BEEN UPGRADED !

  Now with   and   and 

Introducing the upgraded, brand-new Premium Starter Kit ! With the start of a new year, Young Living wanted to deliver a new look and feel for this kit, which is a better Young Living introduction than ever, with 12 oils instead of 11!

CHECK OUT WHAT IT INCLUDES
-- PanAway...
-- Citrus Fresh Vitality
-- Lavender
-- Raven
-- PEACE & CALMING
-- VALOR
-- Frankincense
-- Thieves Vitality
-- DiGize Vitality
-- Peppermint Vitality
-- Lemon Vitality
-- Stress Away
-- 2 roll-on fitments
-- THIEVES HAND PURIFIER
-- 2 NingXia Red sachets
-- Thieves Household Cleaner Sample
-- Updated educational tools
-- Diffuser

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?
 It’s truly an awesome kit. Valor and Peace and calming are some of my favorites.   Signing up with this kit is only $165.  But, I'm so excited, I am offering $20 back on any new sign ups through the end of January.  That makes this kit only $145 ! 

Join me on the path to wellness.

Get Started Now ! 

Happy Oiling !

www.bit.ly/IrenesYL

Enroller/Sponsor:  1026399

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Surviving the Holidays with Essential OIls

The Holidays (Starting with Thanksgiving) is supposed to be one of the merriest times of the year !  Unfortunately, the busy nature of the holidays can also bring along a gift-wrapped box of NERVES.....

Relaxation

Nervous tension prepares body for fight or flight.   Sometime it is hard to turn our brains off at night. We think of what to do next or while traveling, it is often hard to get a restful nights sleep. When our body is not able to get restful sleep, we are more likely to have a compromised immune system, lack focus and struggle with our emotions.  You want oils that are relaxing and calming.   From you Premium Starter Kit, Lavender, Stress-Away Frankincense and Lemon.

A combination of Lavender, Vetiver and Cedarwood is very helpful. So is Lavender and Stress-away combined. My new favorite is Vetiver, Lavender, Cedarwood and Orange.

Additional oils that can help: Valor, Release, Peace and Calming, Tranquil Roll-on are helpful. Sleepyize (from the kidscents collection) at bedtime for a peaceful aromatic environment.

Travel

Many of us travel during the holidays.  Here are some essential oils you won't want to be without!

Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint:  support head tension, promote open airways, stay alert, and relieve occasional motion sickness with this combo.  Sure to brighten moods!

Digize:  Keep your digestive system on track as you eat lots of family meals and goodies!  May also help with occasional motion sickness.

Citrus Fresh: is an uplifting, refreshing aroma that you can diffuse to transform home, and in the car while traveling!  Citrus Fresh and Peppermint go well together !

Panaway:  Soothe those sore, achy joints and muscles that come along with unfamiliar sleeping arrangements and long drives.

Shopping

Shopping can be challenging with long lines, crowds and decisions !  AND sometimes we have a run-in with the famous stressed shopper - that person who has been shopping way too long - you know the one !  Maybe a little Christmas Spirit essential oil or Joy oil can help !  These two may help with irritability and frustrations.  Other oils for crankiness, sedating and calming are Frankincense, Lavender, Peppermint, Release, Forgiveness, Acceptance.

THE AROMATIC BATH, MASSAGE, SPRITZ AND DIFFUSER

Bath:  Choose an essential oil that will help you relax and mix it epsom salts (or your favorite salt, i.e.  Dead Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt.) Run your bath water and add your essential oil salt mix.  Soak for about 15-20 minutes to get the most benefits.

Recipe for a nice soak:  1 Cup Epson Salt, 1 Cup Sea Salt, 1/4 Baking Soda, 20 drops of essential oil.

Massage:  Giving yourself a gentle massage with oils before bed will help relax and relieve tension.  Applying the oils to your feet and temples can have a calming effect.  Use a carrier oil (coconut, olive, etc.) when close to the eyes.

Young Living's Relaxation Massage Oil is wonderful.  

Spritz:  If you don't want essential oils on your skin, why not make yourself a spritz!  Take a 4 oz. spray bottle, 15 drops of your preferred relaxation oil, 1 teaspoon witch hazel (some people use vodka, this helps disperse essential oils throughout the spritz).  Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water.

Diffuse:  Diffuse with a cold-mist diffuser.  This can have the same calming effect as a bath.

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What a Deal !

 Hello my beautiful non-oiling friends and oily gift seekers !

Here is my sale.  If you haven't jumped on the oily train yet, let's get these essential oils into your home!

From now until December 15th you will receive $25 back from me which makes the kit $135 ! 

Eleven (11) oils, a diffuser, samples, and a community of support and education for $135 ?  You CANNOT beat that price.   AND the first 4 people to join will also receive a free bottle of Christmas Spirit.  The perfect oil for the upcoming Christmas season!!

Here's what you get:

Desert Mist Diffuser or Dewdrop™ Diffuser

  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Citrus Fresh™ 5-ml
    • Raven™ 5-ml
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
  • *(Vitality oils can be used for cooking, in your water or in a capsule)
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample (clean your house from top to bottom with only this product !)
  • 10 Love It Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples (A whole body nutrient drink full of anti-oxidants)
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oils Magazine
  • Essential Edge News
  • Member Resources
  • Once you've signed up you'll get access to our group where we teach classes, share tips and tricks, and talk all the oils all the days long, you will be fully supported!

     So let’s get you you started.

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    1.  Click my link: bit.ly/IrenesYL

     2.  Choose Member for the 24% discount.

    3.  Choose the Desert Mist Kit or Dew Drop Diffuser (my favorite is the Desert Mist diffuser.  This diffuser will run continuously for 5–6 hours on High mode, 8 hours on Low mode, and 10 hours on Intermittent mode.  Eleven (11) individual light settings, including a candle-like flicker mode.)

    4.  Use the selected Premium Starter Kit as my first Essential Rewards order and sign me up for an Essential Rewards subscription. *If you check this box, please skip Step 2. (By clicking this box, Young Living will give you a credit of $10 on your account !)

    5.  (optional)   “Add More Products”  If you want to add additional items do so now or skip this step.

    6.   Follow the steps to continue enrollment.

    7.  Once you place your order, I’ll send you an email and we can get you your $25

    Wellness—Using Young Living products to bring wellness to your life !

    Purpose—Taking a moment to reflect on what truly matters !

    Abundance—Sharing our vision of wellness and purpose with our families, friends, and communities !

    Yours in Wellness, Purpose and Abundance,  Irene

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    Chakras, Crystals and Essential Oils



    ESSENTIAL OILS,  CHAKRAS AND CRYSTALS

    WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY: 

    Aromatherapy can be confusing to the lay person. As “natural things” have become more popular and aromatherapy became a buzz word, commercial interests began to slap the term “aromatherapy” on everything that had a fragrance.

    What is fragrance?   The term “fragrance” can be used for any number of aromatic chemical concoctions. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 5,000 different fragrance chemicals — in countless combinations — are used in products today.

    What is Aromatherapy?  Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance physical, emotional, mental or spiritual well-being.

    WHAT IS A CHAKRA:

    The seven chakras are the centers in our bodies in which energy flows through.

    The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.

    These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow. Chakras are each thought to govern a unique emotional and spiritual state. How energy flows through these centers greatly affects us. Balanced chakras allow energy to flow freely, promoting health, vitality, and harmony. But life experiences such as illness, trauma, and stress can cause imbalances which block the flow of energy. These imbalances produce a wide array of ailments & disturbances and can result in chronic illness, disease, and habitual patterns of thinking, feeling, & behaving.

    Blocked energy in our seven chakras can often lead to illness, so it’s important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely. Fortunately, chakras can be cleared, rebalanced, and energized through yoga, Pranayama (breathing), meditation, energy work and essential oils.

    Using Essential Oils, Crystals and Chakras Together for Physical & Emotional Support

    When used in conjunction with aromatherapy, a gemstone can be used with a single essential oil or blend with the intention of reaching a healthier emotional state.  Its all about keeping things simple.  The suggested essential oils and crystals given below are only suggestions.  If a different essential oil or stone/crystal calls to you, then use that.  Nothing is set in stone (a little pun) !  Just have fun and play ! 

    1. Identify your need.

    2. Identify an essential oil that offers the support you are looking for.

    3. Identify a gemstone that offers the support you are looking for.

    4. Use them together!

    **The essential oil of Harmony opens all Chakra centers and Lavender brings harmony to all centers.


    ROOT:  located at base of the spine. Color association is Red.  This Center provides energy for the legs, kidneys, lower bowel and the adrenal glands.  Element is Earth.

    Emotional/Spiritual issues are about being rooted and grounded in life.  Its about the basic life force that holds us to earth and has to do with survival/personal safety.

    Crystals:  earthy colored.  Hematite, black tourmaline, bloodstone, red jasper, smoky quartz, carnelian, and tigers eye.  These will assist in grounding.

    Essential Oils:   Aromas that have grounding and connecting properties.  Basically all tree oils are grounding.

    Cypress - promote a sense of security and grounding

    Patchouli - calming, relaxing aroma during meditation or yoga

    Vetiver - has an earthy, balancing aroma

    Sacred Mountain - promotes feelings of strength, empowerment, grounding, and protection when diffused. (Black spruce, Ylang ylang flower oil, Balsam Canada needle oil, Cedarwood bark oil)

    SACRAL: located in lower abdomen between naval and genitals. Associated with sex organs, bladder, circulatory system, prostate & womb.   Element is water.  Color association is Orange.

    This energy center is about relationships with people, money and things.  It is known as the emotional center, the center of creativity and center of sexuality.  This energy center keeps a person in a relationship with the Universal Energy and helps to express the divine creativity in one’s life.

    Crystals:  colors that range from milky white to golden, even amber hues.  Carnelian, Moonstone, golden topaz and rutilated quartz.

    Essential Oils:  Oils for the second chakra are fairly interchangeable with those that affect the first.

    Cedarwood – Grounding, helps to harmonize and soothe the mind. Helps to counter nervous tension.

    Cypress – Helps increase circulation and has focusing effects on the mind.

    Clary Sage – Calming, stress relieving, used for hormone balance and circulation.

    Frankincense – Considered a holy anointing oil of the middle east, helps lift the spirits, relaxes muscles and strengthens the immune system.

    Geranium – Used for improving circulation, fosters a sense of peace and well-being and helps with hormone balance.

    Orange – Uplifts the emotions, helps with circulatory issues.

    SOLAR PLEXUS:  located between naval and base of sternum.  This center supplies ener

    gy for the stomach, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, upper intestines and the middle of the back.

    Element is fire.  Color association is Yellow.

    The emotional and spiritual issues are about personal power, ego and self-esteem. Issues are related to whether a person feels “empowered” or “powerless”.

    Crystals:  Yellow citrine, Calcite (yellow or golden) Sunstone and malachite.

    Essential Oils:  Oils that affect the digestive organs, nerves and the mind.

    Lemon –Stimulates immune function, helps with circulation and digestion.

    Ginger – Digestive aid and digestive disorders.  Also help with muscle discomfort.

    Peppermint – Supports muscle discomfort, curbs appetite, clears the nasal passages and clears the mind.

    Sandalwood – Enhances deep state of meditation and helps remove negative thinking.

    HEART:  located in the center of the chest. This center supplies energy for the thymus gland, which supports the immune system, the shoulders, arms, breasts, the circulatory system and the upper back.

    Element is air.  Color association is Green (also pink).  This center is where emotional and spiritual issues surrounding love, nurturing, forgiveness and compassion most strongly affect us.

    Crystals: Rose Quartz, Green Jade, Watermelon Tourmaline, Aventurine

    Essential Oils:  Essential oils that are good for the heart and lungs.

    Lavender – Calming and relaxing.  Relief of minor body discomforts associated with daily life and nervousness.

    Marjoram – Soothes muscles and supports the circulatory system.

    Rose - Brings balance and harmony to the heart.

    Joy (blend)– Produces a magnetic energy to bring joy to the heart, mind and soul.  Inspires romance and helps overcome deep-seated grief and sadness.


    THROAT:  Located at the base of the neck. This center supplies energy to the throat, neck, thyroid and parathyroid.

    The emotional and spiritual issues are about self-expression and communication. It is about speaking your truth and expressing concerns, opinions and creative ideas.  When a person “swallows” their truth and refuses to stand up for what he/she believes in, this center may become compromised and may manifest as physical problems in the throat.

    Color association is blue.  Element is the Ether. (Etheric Energy)

    Crystals:  Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Celestite, Sodalite and Sapphire.

    Essential Oils: that support the breath.

    Frankincense – see above

    Lavender – see above

    Myrtle – Supports the respiratory system; it is elevating and helps to soothe anger.

    Peppermint – Helps clear nasal passages and clears the mind.

    Rosemary – Stimulates memory, and opens the conscious mind. Supports respiratory system.

    BROW:  Located above and between the eyebrows.  This center supplies energy for the eyes, ears, nose and the brain.

    This center is about intuition (inner knowing or seeing), wisdom and vision. This center helps one to see where he or she is headed and what they are doing with their lives, (clarity of thought). As a person makes it a habit of connecting to spirit, this center becomes stronger and more vibrant in color.

    Color association is indigo blue.

    Crystals: Clear Calcite, Purple Fluorite, Azurite and Amethyst.

    Essential Oils: that relate to the mind, the head and the nervous system.

    Juniper – evokes feelings of health, love and peace. May help to elevate one’s spiritual awareness.

    Lemon – See above.

    Pine – helps to sooth mental stress, relieve the feeling of anxiousness, and revitalize the entire body.

    Myrrh – has a gentle calming affect and can be used to instill deep tranquility and inner stillness and peace.

    Clarity (blend) - The oils in this blend are known for their ability to help increase mental alertness.

    CROWN:  Located at the top/crown of the head.  This center supplies the brain and the pineal gland and provides energy for the skeletal, muscular and skin system.

    This is the highest center of connection to the Universal Energy so it’s about one’s spirituality and spiritual path in life.

    Color association is Violet/White (also gold or white).  Element is thought/cosmic energy

    Crystals Clear Quartz, Herkimer diamonds, Amethyst, Lepiodolite and Moldavite.

    Essential Oils: these oils also relate to head and nerves, also helps to create a spiritual atmosphere.

    Frankincense – see above.

    Lavender – see above.

    Petitgrain – Uplifts and refreshes, reduces mental fatigue and improves memory.

    Vetiver – Grounding, stabilizing, calming and relaxing. Helps lift the occasional blues and sleeplessness.

    White Angelica – Increases aura around the body to create a feeling of protection.

    Make your own Chakra Balancing Roll-on

    Glass Roller Bottle

    Fractionated Coconut Oil

    2 drops of each: Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon & Peppermint.  

    Clear Quartz:  Opens all chakras
    Activates crown chakra, clarity of conscoiusness
    Balances and heals emotional wounds at the heart chakra

    Rose Quartz:  Loving energy to the heart chakra
    Balances energies of all chakras

    If you would like to schedule a class to create your own roll-ons with essential oils and stones, please contact me.  Or if you would like to purchase a roll-on, crystals and sample of an essential oil(s) to create your own, please contact me.

    References: The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall; Sent to Heal and Anoint, Linda L. Smith; Reference Guide for Essential Oils, Connie and Alan Higley

    Happy Oiling - Until Next Time - Irene OConnor (Your Young Living Upline Support)

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    Many of you may know of my passion for essential oils. And some of you may not. Either way, I wondered if you would take a moment to complete a survey. This survey will only take a minute. It's 10 quick yes or no questions. By you taking the survey, it will help me tremendously to understand how I can better assist those who want to learn about essential oils.

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    Spring is in the Air - Lets DIY Spring Cleaning

    It's getting to be that time of year again, when here in New Jersey, we can open our windows and get down and dirty with Spring Cleaning !  Several people have asked me for recipes so I will attach some of my favorites!

    But first, why choose an essential oil based, non toxic cleaner?

    1.  To reduce toxic chemicals in the home.

    2.  To keep toxic chemical exposure away from the most vulnerable...children and pets.

    3.  To reduce indoor air pollution.

    4.  To reduce exposure to chemicals which can cause respiratory distress.

    5.  To reduce exposure to endocrine disruptors.

    6.  To reduce exposure to carcinogens.

    7.  To reduce exposure to neurotoxins.

    8.  To save money.

    Quick question - Do your cleaning or personal care products contain fragrance?  Did you know that "Fragrance" is considered a trade secret?   Many manufacturers can use a wide variety of chemicals (sometimes over one hundred) to make up their signature scent, but they don't have to list them in the ingredients !  Given this fact, the total number of chemicals you are using may be much larger than what you may think.

    THE RECIPES

    Note:  one capful of Thieves Cleaner = approx. 3/4 Tablespoon

    DIY Soft Scrub:  1 cup baking soda; 1-1/2 Tablespoons Castille Soap; 1-1/2 Tablespoons Thieves Cleaner; 1 Tablespoon White Vinegar; 10-15 drops essential oils of your choice.  Mix all ingredients together.  Stir continuously when adding vinegar as it will "bubble" when added. Store in sealable container Suggested oils:  Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Orange, Lemon, Citrus Fresh, Pine, Tea Tree, Thieves.  I like to mix 5 drops each:  eucalyptus, peppermint and orange.

    Thieves Wipes:  2 cups distilled water, 2 capfuls of Thieves Cleaner, 1 roll Viva Brand Paper towels cut in half with serrated knife; 5 drops each of Thieves, Lemon and Tea Tree. Place the half roll in a large, empty coffee can or other container, leaving cardboard in roll.   Mix all the liquids in a measuring cup and then poured over roll in container.  Once the liquids are added the cardboard will shrivel and easily be pulled out.

    Do you have a pet?  I have a French Bulldog with lots of folds on his face.  I use a wipe after each meal to clean the folds because over time, they can get a very yeasty smell!  

    All Purpose Cleaner:   1-2 capfuls of Thieves Cleaner.  2 cups water.  Combine ingredients and store in spray bottle.  Cleans every surface.    You can add a 10-15 drops of Pine, Lemon, Purification, Tea Tree or other essential oil of your choice.

    Did you know? You can bathe your dog in Thieves! For a quick clean, I spray my dogs with my All Purpose Cleaner and wipe them down with a soft cloth.  As an added bonus, I found that it can eliminate outdoor blood sucking critter annoyances. 

    Floor Cleaner:   1 cup white vinegar, 1/4 washing soda, 1 Tablespoon Thieves Cleaner, 2 gallons hot water.  Combine all ingredients, stir well to dissolve washing soda, mop as usual.

    Did you know that Young Living has Essential Rewards Kits?

    Log into your virtual Office.  Click on Essential Rewards and then Click on Change Order. 

    Click on Opportunity tab and you will see the 3 Essential Rewards Kit.

    1.  Everyday OIls Essential Rewards #4731  $133

    2.  Ningxia Red Essential Rewards #4893  $187

    3.  Thieves Essential Reward # 3697  $118

    Here is what the Thieves Kit includes:

  • Thieves essential oil blend, 15 ml
  • Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste, 4 oz.
  • Thieves Household Cleaner, 14.4 oz., 2 bottles
  • Thieves Mouthwash, 8 oz.
  • Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, 8 oz., 2 bottles
  • Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, 1 oz., 2 bottles
  • Thieves Spray, 1 oz., 2 bottles

  • MARCH PROMOTION - Place your qualifying order this month and receive these great products free !

    (The ER Exclusives are for those participating on Essential Rewards.)

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    Let's Bring Some Thieves To Work and School

        

    With all the talk on the news about illness, I wanted to talk about wellness !

    Here are a few few suggestions for you to provide extra immune system protection for your family during the remainder of the winter months.

    • Put a bottle of Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier inside your lunchbox.  This will remind you and your children to use it right before eating lunch.  Make sure to tell the kids not to throw it away !
    • In the morning before you put on socks and shoes, put a few drops of Thieves oil on the bottom of everyone's feet (including yours) before heading out the door.
    • Have everyone carry a Thieves Lozenge with them.  Remember, when you feel that "scratchy or funny" feeling in your throat, pop a lozenge.  They are strong, so you can always put it back in the plastic and wrap back up for a second use.
    • Instead of toxic sanitizing wipes, carry some Thieves wipes with you to wipe down surfaces on desks, computer keyboard, etc.
    • Thieves Mouthwash in a little spray bottle is great to freshen up the breath or help a scratchy throat as well.
    • Don't forget your Thieves Spray to help freshen the air in public restrooms.
    • For mom's and dad's, an Inner Defense a day to keep the doctor away !
    • Don't forget to throw a Ningxia Red packet into the lunchbox for immune support and energy boost! 

    To find out more about Thieves and Ningxia red:  https://irene.vibrantscents.com

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    Lets Talk About Dry Brushing

    I recently starting dry brushing my skin before my morning shower.  I've noticed that my skin feels softer and I just feel better.  

    What is Dry Brushing?

    Dry Brushing has many potential benefits from smoother skin to helping with lymphatic drainage.  Dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like.  Brushing the skin in a particular pattern with a dry brush, usually before showering.  The skin is lightly brushed toward the heart, starting at the feet and hands.  

    How Does it Work?

    Dry brushing stimulates the body’s circulation and lymphatic systems.

    What is the Lymph System?

    The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.

    Technique: How to Dry Brush

    1. Starting at the feet, I lightly brush the bottoms of my feet and up my legs in long, smooth strokes. I typically brush each section 5-10 times.  For lymph flow, I always brush toward the heart/chest area where the lymph system drains. As a good rule of thumb, always brush toward the center of the body.
    2. Repeat the same process with the arms, starting with the palms of the hands and brushing up the arm toward the heart. 
    3. On the stomach and armpits, brush in a circular clockwise motion.

    Your skin may be a little pink afterward, but it shouldn’t hurt—if it does, you need to lay off the pressure! Avoid sensitive areas such as open cuts, abrasions and any patches of eczema or psoriasis.

    Replace the brush every 6-12 months as the bristles will eventually wear out. I also recommend washing the brush every few weeks to remove dead skin cells.

    Quick Tip

    After my shower, I use Cell-lite Magic massage oil to continue the effects of the dry brushing.

    Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil is detoxifies and cleanses skin while improving skin texture. In combination with massage it can improve circulation by flushing lactic acid from the muscles resulting in improved body function. Massage facilitates the flow of lymphatic fluid which carries metabolic waste away from muscles and internal organs;and much more of course.

          

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    Have you heard? Young Living has new starter kits with Saavy Make-Up!

            

    AVAILABLE FEB. 1st (1 per person): Are you ready to ditch and switch to a mineral makeup that is good for you? I think every single Savvy Minerals user needs TWO foundation colors to blend and to accommodate seasonal changes. So, choose your kit and ADD one more foundation. It’s really wonderful how you can create a PERFECT MATCH for your skin with this line and get a completely custom look!

    For more information about Saavy make up: https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/c/savvy-minerals-by-young-living

    To purchase:  https://irene.vibrantscents.com

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    Essential Oils 101 - Part 2

    In Part 1 we reviewed how to use essential oils and safety issues.  In Part 2, I will take you through the Premium Starter Kit Oils using them 24/7.

    So...How's YOUR day going? Let's talk about it !

    Start your day!  

    Do you do a morning meditation?  Put a drop of Frankincense in you palm and rub hands together, then inhale deeply for a deeper spiritual experience.

    Now, get your diffuser going with Peppermint and Lemon essential oils for an uplifting aroma!  Don't forget to drink your Ningxia Red juice to fortify and support a healthy immune system.  Before leaving the house, apply Thieves to the bottom of each foot (1-3 drops) to keep yourt immune system going strong.

    Whether you are headed out to work or taking the kids to school, keep everyone calm in the car.  Use your car diffuser with Stressaway, Lavender or Frankincense or combinations of each.  This will help to soothe the before school crazies/jitters or when facing the morning traffic.

    For concentration at work or helping kiddos with their homework, diffuse some Lemon and Peppermint for concentration.  

    Did you hit the gym today?  Do the kiddos participate in sports?

    For sore, overworked muscles try some Panaway.  Apply 1-3 drops of Panaway mixed with a carrier oil on the sore area.  For low back crankiness, use the Panaway first, then layer with Lavender, Peppermint and Copaiba.  

    How about those stinky sneakers!  Purification to the rescue.  Add a drop or two onto cottonballs and place in sneakers.  

    Anyone have a stuffy nose?  Use the blend of RC to help clear the nasal passages.  Use in the diffuser along with some Lavender.  Enjoy the aroma!

    Digestion issues?  DiGize and Peppermint are your go to's.  

    End your day!

    A warm bath with epsom salts and Lavender/Stressaway is a good way to unwind.  

    Frankincense with your evening prayers.

    A FEW RECIPES:

    LOOK AT ME GROW 5 Drops Panaway 5 Drops Copaiba V6 to dilute Rub on effected area 1-3x day 

    SNIFFLES Diffuse 3-5 Drops Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Copaiba

    BARKING COUGH 3-5 Drops RC  3-5 Drops Lavender 

    SWEET DREAMS Diffuse 3-5 Drops each of Stressaway, Lavender, Copaiba

    IMMUNE SUPPORT 3-5 Drops Frankincense  3-5 Drops Lemon  Or 3-5 Drops Thieves, Purification and Lemon

    This is a quick overview of the Premium Starter Kit.    There are so many uses for this kit, it is why we start our Oil Journey here.  Let me know if I can help you to get started on your journey!   https://irene.vibrantscentscom  

    Your Premium Starter Kit Includes:

    • Dew Drop Diffuser
    • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
      • Lavender 5-ml
      • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
      • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
      • Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
      • Frankincense 5-ml
      • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
      • Purification® 5-ml
      • R.C.™ 5-ml
      • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
      • PanAway® 5-ml
    • Stress Away™ 5-ml
    • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
    • 10 Sample Packets
    • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
    • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
    • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
    • Product Guide and Product Price List
    • Essential Oil Magazine
    • Essential Edge
    • Member Resources

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    Welcome to Essential Oils 101




    Greetings and Happy New Year!

    My resolution for 2018 is to help people improve their health and happiness by using essential oils EVERY SINGLE DAY!

    If you’ve been confused about what essential oils are and why people like using them, then listen up and prepare to be amazed! Need respiratory support?  Digestive support? Emotional support? There’s an oil for that!

    This is a two-part series that is designed to educate those of you who have already purchased your starter kit, and those of you who are sitting on the edge of the pool wondering if you should dip your toes into the water!

    I’m going to cut to the chase and give you basic information - no need to get technical - you’ll  have plenty of time to learn the in’s and out’s of using oils once you EXPERIENCE them, so let’s get oiling!

    PART 1 "THE BASICS"

    Where do essential oils come from ?

    They are distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, rinds, resins, and herbs.

    Why should I use essential oils ?

    Essential oils support our health in a natural, chemical free way. They are Mother Nature’s Medicine Chest. Through the ages people have used herbs and oils as remedies with no side effects.

    Grab any bottle of pain reliever, sleep aid, or digestive support you have in your medicine cabinet and read the ingredients BUT MORE IMPORTANT read the precautions.

    Now, grab a bottle of Young Living Essential Oils for muscle discomfort, relaxation or digestion. See the difference?

    Why should I use Young Living Essential Oils ?

    Young Living owns farms and partners with other farms all over the world, which means they are in full control of what goes into the soil, when the crops are harvested and how the plants are distilled to get the most therapeutic grade of oil into each and every bottle. There are no fillers. There are no solvents. There are no preservatives. There are no pesticides. Just pure essential oil.

    How do I use essential oils ?

    Smell them! Wear them! Eat them!

    Aromatic: Smell the essential oil directly from the bottle or your hand, or use a cold water diffuser.

    Topical: Place a drop on your palm and rub the essential oil onto the back of your neck, bottom of your feet, wrists, spine, top of the head, or anywhere there is a need. If you apply an oil and it feels uncomfortable, simply add carrier oil or lotion to calm the area.

    Internal: Young Living's consumable oils are easy to identify: They are called Vitality and they have white labels. The Vitality oils are an exclusive line of Young Living Essential Oils that can be used topically or ingested. To ingest them you can add a drop or two into an empty capsule and top off with a carrier oil, use a drop under your tongue, add a drop to a glass or stainless steel water bottle, or add a drop to honey or another edible item.

    A fascinating fact:

    Tests have shown that essential oils reach the heart, liver and thyroid in three seconds when inhaled AND they were found in the bloodstream in twenty-six seconds when applied topically.

    Carrier Oils

    Carrier oils help dilute an essential oil, but they don’t reduce the effectiveness of the essential oil. Some of the most common ones are: Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil. Look for organic, cold pressed, pure, and unrefined carrier oils. Young Living has a wonderful blend of carrier oils that is called V-6.

    Essential Oils and SAFETY

    Never EVER put oils in your eyes, ears or nose. If an essential oil gets into your eye, put a bit of carrier oil in the corner of your eye and the carrier oil will dilute the essential oil within minutes. Do NOT use water.

    Citrus oils are photosensitive - they react to the sun by turning your skin a tan color (its temporary) so you wouldn’t want to wear the wonderful fragrance of orange oil around your neck and then go out into the sun.

    Most adults don’t have a problem with skin sensitivity, but if your skin shows redness or feels hot, simply add a drop of carrier oil the and discomfort will ease up within minutes.

    Dilute oils on children, because their skin is more permeable and absorbs the oils more quickly

    If you already have your starter kit ….. try the following suggestions:

    Regroup and refresh by adding a drop of PEPPERMINT to your hand, cup over your nose and breathe deeply. Rub the rest on the back of your neck with carrier oil for a quick pick me up!

    Recipes to use with your Premium Starter Kit:

    Topical Recipe:

    Take care of tired muscles and joints by rubbing on one drop of PANAWAY™ with carrier oil.

    Internal Recipe:

    Add 1-2 drops LEMON VITALITY™ to your glass or stainless steel water bottle and fill with cold water and enjoy!

    Diffuser Recipe:

    In your cold water diffuser add 3 drops each Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint for a delightful diffuser blend.

    There you have it!

    Stay tuned for Part 2:  So...How's YOUR day going?  Let's talk about it !

    Let me know if I've piqued your interest and you'd like to order your very own Premium Starter Kit!  

    Your Premium Starter Kit Includes:

    • Dew Drop Diffuser
    • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
      • Lavender 5-ml
      • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
      • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
      • Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
      • Frankincense 5-ml
      • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
      • Purification® 5-ml
      • R.C.™ 5-ml
      • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
      • PanAway® 5-ml
    • Stress Away™ 5-ml
    • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
    • 10 Sample Packets
    • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
    • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
    • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
    • Product Guide and Product Price List
    • Essential Oil Magazine
    • Essential Edge
    • Member Resources

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    Give the Gift of Health and Wellness this Holiday Season

    For those of you wondering how I got started on the essential bandwagon here’s the package I started with. The premium starter kit.

    $160 Wholesale (Over $300 value!)

    An extraordinary value that offers a comprehensive introduction to the power of essential oils, the Premium Starter Kit is the perfect option for those who are serious about transforming their lives.

    Receive special sign-up gifts from me!

    Your Premium Starter Kit Includes:

    Dew Drop Diffuser

    Premium Essential Oils Collection;

    Lavender 5-ml

    Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml

    Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml

    Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml

    Frankincense 5-ml

    Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml

    Purification® 5-ml

    R.C.™ 5-ml

    DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml

    PanAway® 5-ml

    Stress Away™ 5-ml

    AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment

    10 Sample Packets

    10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards

    10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles

    2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples

    Product Guide and Product Price List

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    CYBER MONDAY AT YOUNG LIVING

    You thought Black Friday deals were good. Wait until you see the deals for cyber Monday. A little birdie told me one of 

    Stay tuned for a Cyber Monday surprise!  The deals may involve something red and is VERY good for you.  

                 If you are a member - Have Fun Shopping!

    If you are not a member and want these incredible products at 24% discount, and you perhaps want to give someone you love the gift of health this Holiday,

    •It’s simple!

    •Go to youngliving.com

    •Click on “become a member”

    •Add my sponsor/enroller number #1026399

    •Screen 2 lets you pick out your kit

    •Screen 3 adds your mailing info

    •Screen 4 collects your payment info

    •And you are off and running!


     WELCOME TO YOUNG LIVING!

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    Tips, Tricks and Recipes

    Genius idea - make flavored toothpicks with your empty or almost empty oil bottle.

    "Dr Stewart once said if you don't like the smell of an oil, carry it in your pocket for three or four days until your frequency starts to match, then smell it again and see if you like it." (Sarah Harnisch)

    As the air gets crisp, turn on your diffuser. Here are two great blends I found in "Rediscovering Nature's Essentials":

    AHHHHH
    4 drops R.C, 4drops lemon, 2 drops Frankincense

    IMMUNE BOOST
    4drops orange, 4 drops Frankincense, 2 drops cinnamon bark

    Rollers are some of the best ways to use your oils. Family fun projects for your children who are old enough to help out. Let them make their own labels. Get them involved and learning how to care for themselves naturally.

    School Days Immune Support
    10 d Thieves
    5 d Frankincense
    5 d Oregano
    5 d Thyme
    Fill 10 oz. roller bottle with Young Living's V6 Massage Oil or a good organic carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil.

    YOUNG LIVING IS MORE THAN JUST OILS!

    Happy Oiling, Until next time!

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    Lets Talk About NinXia Red

    Ningxia Red® is a whole body supplement for a more healthful life experience. The wolfberry, also known as the goji berry, is known for having high antioxidant properties. A daily shot helps support better energy and normal cellular function, as well as whole-body health and wellness.   One ounce has the antioxidant equivalent to eating 4lbs of carrots or 8 whole oranges!

    "Young Living Ningxia Red benefits include support for energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health. A daily shot of 2–4 ounces helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants.*" ~ Young Living

    What are the Documented Uses for Ningxia Red Wolfberry Juice?* Aging, antioxidant, supports healthy brain function, provides healthy source of energy to combat occasional fatigue, cleansing, supports healthy digestion (enzymatic activity), supports healthy eyes (antioxidants), supports healthy immune system and healthy function of the heart, liver, kidney and pancreas*. Longevity, memory, natural detox, reduces stress by providing essential nutrients.

    What Healthy Body Systems are Supported? Immune and Digestion.

    How do I use Ningxia Red Wolfberry Juice?

    Drink one ounce daily or as needed. For detoxification or to support the immune system, drink 2 ounces per day or more. Shake well before pouring and refrigerate after opening.

    What is in Ningxia Red Wolfberry Juice? 

    Ningxia Red wolfberry juice combines natural ingredients as well as essential oils to provide a healthy delicious drink. A brief description of each ingredient

    • Whole Organic Ningxia Wolfberry Puree (lyceum barbarum L). The Puree retains more of the health-supporting benefits during bottling.
    • Blueberry Juice Concentrate (Vaccinium corymbosum) has a very high level of antioxidants. Blueberries support a healthy immune system.
    • Plum Juice Concentrate (Prunus domestica) also high in antioxidants and has a high level of Vitamin C.
    • Cherry Juice Concentrate (Prunus avium) Rich in antioxidants.
    • Pomegranate Juice Concentrate (Punica granatum) also has a very high level of antioxidants. Pomegranate supports a healthy cardiovascular system.
    • Aronia Berry Juice Concentrate (Armonia melanocarpa) or chokeberry is a rich source of phenolic anthocyanins, vitamins, trace minerals and antioxidants.
    • Organic Stevia Extract is an alternative sweetener which has a low-glycemic value.
    • Dark Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera) - water extracted. Grapes contain flavonoids that are very powerful antioxidants and resveratrol which has been shown to increase expression of three genes all related to longevity.
    • Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon) consists of 68 percent d-limonene. It has cleansing and purifying properties.
    • Tangerine Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata) contains esters and aldehydes that are calming. Rich in d-limonene it helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle regimen.
    • Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) is rich in the d-limonene and may support cellular function. Also has calming effects and may be used for feelings of peace.
    • Yuzu Essential Oil (Citrus junos)

    Also contains water, tantaric acid, natural blueberry flavor, malic acid, pure vanilla extract, pectin, and sodium benzoate to maintain freshness.

    YOUNG LIVING IS MORE THAN JUST OILS!

    Happy Oiling,  until next time!

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    WHAT'S IN YOUR SHOWER GEL?

    Did you know the average woman applies over 300 chemicals PER day on her body?  About 89 BEFORE breakfast!  Did you know that the largest organ on your body is your skin and in 26 seconds everything that you put on your skin is absorbed into your body and hits every organ in your body?  WHEW!  Scary.

    Young Living Bath & Body Gels are free of chemicals and synthetic preservatives and contains plant-based ingredients.

    Dragon Time Bath & Shower Gel:  Geranium, Tangerine, Sage, and Clary Sage essential oils are combined with Young Living’s Bath & Shower Gel Base to bring you this calming and soothing shower gel.

    Evening Peace™ Bath & Shower Gel refreshes the skin and calms the mind. Essential oils such as Coriander, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium invoke feelings of serenity and relaxation to soothe and nourish the skin.

    Infused with pure Lavender oil, Lavender Bath & Shower Gel cleanses, soothes, and relaxes your skin. It’s free of chemicals and synthetic preservatives and contains plant-based ingredients such as coconut oil and star anise.

    Morning Start™ Bath & Shower Gel will help you feel refreshed every day with the power of pure essential oils. Peppermint, Lemongrass, and Rosemary uplift and energize, while Juniper purifies and cleanses the skin.

    Sensation™ Bath & Shower Gel contains several pure essential oils, including Ylang Ylang and Jasmine for a soothing, relaxing experience.

    Young Living’s Bath & Shower Gel Base is the perfect way to nourish and cleanse your skin. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the gel base for your own luxurious custom bath or shower gel.

    YOUNG LIVING IS MORE THAN JUST ESSENTIAL OILS!

    GET STARTED TODAY!

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    LET'S TALK ABOUT THIEVES!

    Let's Talk About Thieves Household Cleaner, Laundry Soap, and Foaming Hand Soap!

    Do you still have chemical based cleaners in your home? Do you know how many? Let's just say you have ten and each is $3. Thats $30 in chemical based, TOXIC cleaners!

    Thieves Cleaner is only $22 (wholesale) and makes over 45 spray bottles worth of cleaner, which comes out to $0.05 per ounce! It can be used on virtually every surface of your home and has been tested against mold and found to work better and be stronger than Bleach or other multi- purpose cleaners.

    Thieves Foaming Hand Soap is another one of my favorites!  It makes a great lather!  With a plant-based, instant-foam formula, skin is left feeling clean and refreshed but never over-dried. Plus, you’ll love the lingering citrus-spice aroma of our proprietary Thieves® blend of Clove, Lemon Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary.  I order the 32 oz. Thieves Foaming Handsoap refill.   This gives you 4 refills at a savings of approximately $3.38.  

    Thieves Laundry Soap makes 64 loads of laundry in a HE washer, contains natural enzymes, leaves no residue, and smells amazing!

    Mainstream cleaners, hand soaps, and laundry soaps contain KNOWN cancer causing agents, formaldehyde, hormone disruptors, SLS, SLES, ALS, and Triclosan.   These are things we are putting in our bodies everyday, when using mainstream products! It's scary to think about all the chemicals we use everyday!

    I'm so thankful that Young Living provides SAFE, plant based alternatives to these products! I switched to Thieves products and couldn't be happier!

    Isn't it comforting to know that you don't have to padlock a cabinet or worry about  kids getting into these products!

    Happy Oiling!

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    NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY IS APPARENTLY A THING! WHO KNEW?

            =      

    Sooo... in honor of this very exciting day, if you *finally* grab yourself a Premium Starter Kit to kickstart a cleaner lifestyle, I will send you one of Young Living's brand new Savvy Minerals lipsticks for FREE.   you pick the color!

    This lipstick looks incredible and you are NOT eating lead... or any of the other nasty stuff 99.9% of the lipstick out there has in it.  Give it a try!  Offer will end Midnight Monday, July 31st.  

    Click here or shoot me a message.  http://irene.vibrantscents.com

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    NOW IS THE TIME TO GET STARTED WITH YOUNG LIVING!

    NOW IS THE TIME TO GET STARTED WITH YOUNG LIVING! HERE'S WHY:        

    FACTS & STATISTICS-Your skin is your largest organ, anything you put on your skin intentionally or unintentially is absorbed and reaches every cell within 20 minutes.- Every year there are more than 7 million accidental poisonings in American and 75% of these involve children under the age of 6.

    - There are more then 84,000 chemicals used in the United States and only 2% have been tested for safety to humans & domestic pets.

    WHY CHOOSE YOUNG LIVING?

    Young Living is a universally known, household name that is revered and respected for the countless benefits it brings to humanity. Propelled by the world’s purest essential oils and oil-infused products, along with our passionate commitment to empowering individuals to whole-life wellness, we champion the modern essential oil movement. A global, purpose-driven wellness revolution is underway, and Young Living leads the charge.

    YOUNG LIVING IS MUCH MORE THAN ESSENTIAL OILS:

                  

     We are all about chemical free cleaning products.  All natural, essential oil infused supplements, oral care, bath and beauty products and we even have an all natural line of mineral make-up!

           


    Get Started NOW!  Here's how:

      


    -Go to youngliving.com and use my member number as Enroller/Sponsor# 10206399 or go to:  https://tinyurl.com/YLIreneOConnor

    -Choose your Premium Starter Kit

    It's as simple as that to get started! 

    AND don't forget about the Essential Rewards Program!  It's a way of building your oils cabinet by starting to swap out some of the toxic yuck in your home.  Check it out!

    The Essential Rewards Program -   Make sure you are never without your must-have Young Living Products!  Automatic shipments delivered hassle-free right to your door!  Even more advantages:  discounted shipping, exclusive bonuses, rewards points for free products, exclusive loyalty gifts!


    YOUNG LIVING IS MORE THAN JUST ESSENTIAL OILS!

    GET STARTED TODAY!





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    I'M SO EXCITED! HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW SAVVY MINERAL MAKEUP?

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Many companies claim they are toxin free but if you dig deeper you will find they have things such as talc, bismuth, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, and/or synthetic fragrances. Oh my!

    Savvy Minerals is 100% toxin free!

    Just to compare a few top brands:

    - Many popular mineral makeups contain bismuth (some people are very reactive to bismuth even though it's a natural substance)

    - A popular toxic free company contains talc (some people are very reactive to talc even if it's asbestos free)

    - A very popular "all-natural" department store brand contains octocrylene (not good at all)

    - Avery popular department store brand contains parabens and synthetic fragrances (not good at all)

    Note: Most cosmetic companies contain problematic or potentially problematic ingredients. No company is perfect. To date I've yet to see a more fully natural toxic free line than Savvy Minerals. You can see a full list of ingredients on their website at www.savvyminerals.com under each product.

    Are you excited to try a kit of our new makeup, but you're not yet a wholesale member? Well, here's your chance for just $150.75!  Here's how:

    To sign up for membership in Young Living: head to https://tinyurl.com/YLIreneOConnor and make sure number 1026399 is in the enroller and sponsor fields to join my team, then follow the instructions below:

    Make Up Starter Kit

    Grab your Basic Starter Kit ( Item# 5460) for just $45 which includes:

    Stress Away Essential Oil (5 ml.)  (the name says it all!)

    2 packets of Ningxia Red (super wow drink for all overall wellness)

    Sample bottles

    Sample oils

    Wholesale Membership with huge discounts on products

    Add one of each of the following products in the color of your choice to your order:

    Foundation

    Blush

    Eyeshadow

    Multitasker (brow, liner, shadow)

    Lipgloss

    Misting spray

    HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT SAVVY MINERALS FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SKIN TONE... Here are some tips for selecting the right foundation color for YOU...

    (posted by DrSharnael Wolverton)

    1. Check Your Veins

    Push your sleeves up and look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Are they blue or green? If they look more blue, you likely have cool undertones. If the veins look greenish, you’re warm.

    2. The Jewelry Trick

    Think about whether you look better in silver or gold jewelry Typically, girls with cool undertones look better in silver and platinum metals, and warm-toned women look better in gold.

    3. The Neutral Test

    Think about what neutral shades flatter you best. Does your skin, eyes, and face look better in bright white and black hues, or ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades? The former means you’re probably cool-toned, and the latter, warm.

    4. Eye and Hair Color

    Your natural eye and hair colors can help figure out your coloring. Customarily, cool people have eyes that are blue, gray, or green and have blond, brown, or black hair with blue, silver, violet and ash undertones. Conversely, warm-toned women usually have brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blond, red, brown, or black hair. Their hair tends to have gold, red, orange, or yellow undertones.

    5. The Sun’s Effects

    When you’re out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden-brown, or does it burn and turn pink first? If you fit into the former category, you’re warm-toned, while cool tones tend to burn.


    WELCOME TO A TOXIN-FREE BEAUTY LIFE!

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    8 ESSENTIAL OILS TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY!

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    MOIRA ASKS: DO YOU ENJOY THE OUTDOORS?

    Nothing beats the feeling of sun and wind on your skin and the smell of the campfire.   With all the good, comes the unexpected like outdoor flying and crawling annoyances or perhaps skin redness and irritation.   Why not bring your essential oils with you into the great outdoors!

    Your Essential Oils First Aid Kit

    DiGize essential oil helps support a healthy digestive system.  Did you eat bad food?  Add 1-2 drops in an empty gelcap and take internally or rub a drop on your abdomen diluted with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or Young Living's V6 massage oil. 

    Lavender essential oil is soothing for skin that has been in the sun too long.  Lavender and Purification are great for easing the itch from insect bites.   

    Lemon essential oil is refreshing and rehydrating.  Add a drop to your drinking water. 

    Peppermint essential oil is a cooling oil.  Here's a refreshing, cooling spray:   10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil in a 2 oz. spray bottle, 1 teaspoon of witch hazel and fill the rest with distilled water.  Spritz on the back of your neck, but never in your face.  Use peppermint as a digestive aid.  Dilute a drop of peppermint with a good carrier oil and massage on tummy.  (not for children under 3 months of age)

    Panaway essential oil may help reduce the swelling for bumps and bruises.  Panaway is also great for those sore muscles.

    Purification essential oil is great as a repellant for those flying annoyances.  Fill a 4 oz. spray bottle with 20 drops of Purification.  Shake bottle and spray onto clothing and skin before going outside. 

    R.C. supports the respiratory system.  When used in combination with Lavender and Lemon may create a great respiratory support. 

    Thieves essential oil blend was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.  Don't forget your Thieves Spray and Hand Sanitizer! 

    Animal Scents Ointment is loaded with skin soothing essential oils, such as Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) and Myrrh, .  It helps to seal wounds and soothes chapped skin.

    Additional Recipe:

    Chill Out Roll-On

    10 drops Stress Away essential oil

    10 Drops Lavender essential oil

    Liquid coconut Oil or Young Living's V6 massage oil

    10 ml. glass Roll-on bottle.  Add essential oils, then fill with liquid carrier oil.  Put on roll ball top.  Roll on wrists or behind ears. 

    Happy Breathing

    8 drops RC essential oil

    5 drops Lavender essential oil

    5 drops Lemon essential oil

    Liquid coconut Oil or Young Living's V6 massage oil

    10 ml. glass Roll-on bottle.  Add essential oils, then fill with liquid carrier oil. Put on roll ball top. Roll on wrists or behind ears. 

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    GET STARTED ON YOUR WELLNESS ADVENTURE NOW!

    When you sign up today and get access to my secret facebook group for education and sharing oily ideas!  I will also send two oily booklets and a few other surprises!


    HAPPY OILING UNTIL NEXT TIME!


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    What is the Raindrop Technique?


    What is Raindrop Technique?

    Raindrop technique is a powerful technique using essential oils that was developed by D. Gary Young in the 1980s. It combines several modalities to bring balance and support body systems on a physical and emotional level.  This technique involves applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the spine, neck and feet. The session lasts about an hour however the benefits may last up to a week or more.

    Combining several holistic techniques, described below, creates a synergistic effect for the body. The three modalities are:

    • Aromatherapy – Raindrop technique uses seven single essential oils, two blends and one essential oil massage blend during the session. 
    • Vita-Flex Technique –  It is an ancient Tibetan methodology meaning "vitality through the reflexes".  Slight pressure applied to the body creates an electric charge that is therapeutic to the body.
    • Feather Stroking - This is an effleurage-like movement, similar to one that is used in massage, though the Raindrop Technique is not massage. 

    How does Raindrop get its Name?

    • Essential oils are dropped about 6 inches above your spine.  It is like a rain drop gently striking your spine. It is very relaxing and comforting.

    What are the benefits of the Raindrop Technique?

    • There are numerous benefits of the Raindrop Technique. Here are just a few:
    • Balance and Re-align the Energy Centers of the Body
    • Non-Manipulative Technique
    • Reduce Stress and Minor Anxiety
    • Aid the Body's Natural Response to Irritation and Injury
    • Support Healthy Immune System
    • Emotional Well Being and Release
    • Help Detox the Body Systems
    • And more!

       The Raindrop Technique kit includes:

    • seven Single Oils (5-ml bottles)
      • thyme
      • Basil
      • Peppermint
      • Oregano
      • Wintergreen
      • Cypress
      • Marjoram
    • Two Oil Blends (5-ml bottles)
      • Valor™
      • Aroma Siez™
    • Also Contains
      • 8-oz. Ortho Ease® Massage Oil
      • 8-oz. V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex

        The Raindrop Technique collection also includes a mini brochure that teaches you how to perform the Raindrop Technique on others.

      • Visit YoungLiving.com/Raindrop for a video tutorial and other supportive tools.

    Happy Oiling - Until next time ~ Irene

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    Self Care When Dealing with Difficult Situations

          MOIRA IS BACK!

    Hi Everyone!  Its been a while since I last posted.  It has been a very trying few months while dealing with multiple family situations. 

    I want to share this with you because it helped me.

    Take Care of YOURSELF!

    ESSENTIAL OILS:

    Clarity oil to get focused. 

    Gathering helps to organize the multiple tasks you have running through your head.

    Stress Away is my go to when I find myself getting hyper and when I am interrupted time after time.  Just put some Stress Away on your hands and inhale deeply.

    Joy essential oil blend really helps when sadness overcomes you.   

    Sacred Mountain essential oil blend is great for promoting feelings of strength and grounding.  I use it on the bottom of my feet to help me feel strong, like a tree! 

    Valor or Valor II  essential oils blend is another one I use to make me feel more confident and balanced.  

    Acceptance When trying to adapt to new changes or taking on a lot of new ideas, use this essential oil to help you with those changes.

    Peace & Calming is a great blend to promote peace & calming! 

    Sleep can be an issue when a person is under pressure.   Lavender, Cedarwood and Vetiver are great for relaxing before bed time.

    DIY Relaxing Bath Salts
    4 cups of Epsom Salts
    12 drops of Lavender
    6 drops Cedarwood
    Glass Jar

    Directions:
    1. Pour Epsom Salts into the jar and drop essential oil on top of the salts.
    2. Seal and Shake to blend well.
    3. Add 1/2 to one cup of the salt mixture and add under warm running water.
    3. Soak for 20-30 minutes.
    3. Drink plenty of water after enjoying your relaxing soak.

    Supplements for support: Super Cal, Super B, Super C, Mineral Essence, OmegaGize, NingXia Red, NingXia Nitro, NingXia Zyng

    Stay Calm, Keep Smiling and Happy Oiling!

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    MOIRA IN LOVE

      

    DID YOU KNOW the legend of Cleopatra records how she used the exotic aroma of rose petals to entice Mark Anthony into her bedroom, and we all know how that worked out!

    Since ancient times, people have used scents to seduce and set the mood for romance. You can wear an aphrodisiac essential oil as a perfume, diffuse, make a spray, or enjoy a massage with your partner.

    How the aroma of scent works:

    When an essential oil is inhaled - fragrance goes into the nose - it hits the olfactory nerve pathway, and goes directly to the limbic system of the brain - also known as the ancient brain which invokes responses such as emotions, memories, love and romance.

    A few suggested essential oil singles and blends for romance:

    Single Oils

    Clary Sage is captivating, full of prosperity of the spirit.  It has benefits for both the physical and psychological aspects of mankind, while also promoting contentment in a loving heart.  Aromatic Influence: Clary Sage may calm and enhance the dream state, helping to bring about a feeling of euphoria.

    Geranium resonates with Mother Earth.  It encompasses the energy of the feminine.  It is a fragrant oil that has a balancing effect on hormones.  Aromatic Influence:  Geranium may help release negative memories and take us back to peaceful, joyful moments.  It may help balance the emotions and lift the spirit. 

    Jasmine is known in India as the "queen of the night".  Women have treasured it for centuries for its beautiful, aphrodisiac-like fragrance.  Jasmine may have the ability to call the angelic realms close, and to be able to transmit our souls joy and love to the universe with a clear and pure heart.  Aromatic Influence:  Jasmine is uplifting to the emotions.  It may help to promote powerful, inspirational relationships.

    Neroli is itself pure spirit, representing the purity in all things.  It is always loving and peaceful.  Aromatic Influence:  It encourages confidence, courage, joy, peace, and sensuality.

    Patchouli has sedating, calming and relaxing properties.  Aromatic Influence:  May have some influence on sex and physical energy.

    Rose vibrates with the energy of universal love, operating in the light of unconditional love and giving.  Aromatic Influence:  Rose is stimulating and elevating to the mind, creating a sense of well-being.  Its fragrance is almost intoxicating and aphrodisiac-like.

    Ylang Ylang shields and guides the passion of love and true emotion, while allowing a tender awakening of that sensual part of our being and spirit that can embrace all things.   Aromatic Influence:  Ylang Ylang influences sexual energy and enhances relationships.  May help stimulate the adrenal glands.  Brings back feelings of self-love, confidence, joy and peace.

    Blends

    Joy contains single oils of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Rosewood, Lemon, Mandarin, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa and Rose.  Aromatic Influence:  This blend of oils promotes feelings of love, self-love and confidence.  Remember, the energy of love is the true source of all healing.

    Lady Sclareol contains single oils of Geranium, Coriander, Vetiver, Orange, Clary Sage, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Spanish sage, Jasmine, Idaho blue spruce, Spearmint, and Hinoki which was especially created for women to enhance the feminine nature and provide a relaxing experience when diffused.  Aromatic Influence:  Because of the aroma of this blend of oils is so seductive and arousing, it promotes feelings of excitement and romance.

    Sensation  contains single oils of Coriander, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Jasmine, and Geranium to encourage feelings of love and affection. It creates a feeling of excitement and romance. 

    How about some Bath Gel or Lotion?

    Sensation™ Bath & Shower Gel contains several pure essential oils, including Ylang Ylang and Jasmine for a soothing, relaxing experience.

    Sensation™ Hand & Body Lotion is a moisturizing cream that contains several pure essential oils revered by Cleopatra. Ylang Ylang’s aroma encourages relaxation, and Jasmine’s aroma enhances feelings of femininity.

    OR using Young Living's Unscented Bath and Shower Gel, create your own.  6-8 drops of essential oil in a teaspoon of bath gel.

    Create your own massage oils with Young Living's V6 vegetable oil or carrier oil of your choice.  5 drops of essential oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil.

    Make a room spray with 10-20 drops of essential oil of your choice in a 2 oz. spray bottle.  (shake well before using)

    References:  Aromatherapy for the Soul by Valerie Ann Worwood and Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley (2013 edition)

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    MOIRA WISHES EVERYONE A VERY HEALTHY, HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

       I love Vetiver.  I found this recipe on-line and thought I would share with you. 

    We all need to relax a bit!  Vetiver loves connecting us to the earth in ways that make us feel alive, present, healthy, and whole. It’s a wonderful oil to use for massage, which can help us in much the same way.

    Vetiver Massage Oil

    • 1 oz (30 ml) vanilla-infused jojoba wax
    • 6 drops Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)
    • 2 drops Geranium (Pelargonium roseum x asperum)
    • 2 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

    Make your massage oil in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle.

    *NOTE:    Phototoxicity is a reaction to sunlight, which can cause burning, blistering, and discoloration (abnormally dark patches and red areas) of the skin. Some essential oils are termed “phototoxic,” since they increase the likelihood of a phototoxic reaction. Bergamot is one of these oils.  Bergamot is safe for topical use at 2.4 drops per oz (30 ml) of carrier.  The Bergamot in this massage oil is well below that level.


    Aromatherapy for Fun and Socializing

    Use the following blends in one of these ways:

    • Massage your solar plexus, neck, and shoulders.
    • Pour a few drops into the palm of your hands and inhale deeply.
    • Mix 20 drops of the blend into your warm bathwater and soak for at least 15 minutes.
    • Wear it as a perfume.

    Essential Oil Blend to Enhance Playfulness

    6 drops orange essential oil
    3 drops bergamot essential oil
    3 drops basil essential oil
    2 teaspoons carrier oil

    Aromatherapy to Increase Laughter

    5 drops orange essential oil
    5 drops grapefruit essential oil
    1 drop lemon essential oil
    2 teaspoons carrier oil

    Aromatherapy for Socializing

    Enliven yourself for social situations with this aromatherapy blend:

    3 drops basil essential oil
    3 drops peppermint essential oil
    6 drops grapefruit essential oil
    2 teaspoons carrier oil


    The information in this newsletter is for educational purposes only. Consult a professional healthcare practitioner as appropriate.

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    MOIRA SHARES THANKSGIVING DAY DIFFUSER BLENDS

         MOIRA SAYS "HAPPY THANKSGIVING"

    A few gratitude quotes for the holidays:

    "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them." John F. Kennedy

    "Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." Eckhart Tolle

    "Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude." A.A. Milne


    Spicy, warm essential oils can add a fragrant aroma to your holidays. Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger are natural choices for aromatherapy this time of year.

    Here's a blend that you can diffuse for a holiday aroma:

    12 drops orange essential oil
    3 drops clove essential oil
    3 drops cinnamon essential oil
    2 drops nutmeg essential oil

    Gratitude Blend

    A blend for thankfulness 

    2 drops basil essential oil
    3 drops rosemary essential oil
    3 drops sage essential oil
    4 drops lavender essential oil
    6 drops grapefruit essential oil

    Diffuse the blend or add a few drops to a bath or a massage oil.

    Joy Blend

    Diffuse this blend to promote feelings of joy:

    4 drops cypress
    2 drops white fir
    2 drops sandalwood

    or diffuse Young Livings essential oil blend:  Joy

    After Mealtime Digestion Blend

    6 drops ginger essential oil
    4 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
    2 drop lemongrass essential oil

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    MOIRA SAYS: CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONAL, PORTABLE FOAMING HAND SOAP!

    Do your kids participate in sports?  Do you travel?  Does the soap in public bathrooms make your hands feel dry?  Then why not create your own foaming hand soap?  Its portable for sports events, traveling, and just plain healthy!  My grandsons are on a wrestling team in school and my daughter makes this recipe for the kids. 

    Start with a 50 ml or just under 2 oz. foaming soap container  (I purchase bulk at SKS Bottling)

    2-1/2 TBS. Castille Soap

    1/4 tsp. Aloe Vera Gel (to soften hands)

    Distilled Water

    15-25 drops of Young Living Essential Oils of your choice or combination of oils

    I find that diluting with water prevents the pump from clogging

    Make sure to leave a little space at the top of the container so the ingredients won't overflow when you screw in the cap.

    I don't bother measuring when I make foam soap—the ratios aren't too important here, so approximations are okay.

    Some suggested oils, Thieves, Purification, Tea Tree, Lemon, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lemongrass

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    MOIRA IS WONDERING WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT TAKING A SALT BATH?

      

    COOL FACTS ABOUT SALT

    Salt is mass-produced by evaporation of seawater or salt lakes and also by mining rock salt.  We need salt for our bodies to function properly.  Minerals from salt are absorbed through the skin.  When you use them in a bath, your body absorbs the nutrients to create a therapeutic effect.  

    Dead Sea Salt is extremely rich in minerals and trace elements.   It helps with aches and pains, reduces tension and increases relaxation.  It also helps to support skin conditions.

    Epsom Salts is primarily made up of magnesium and sulfates, rather than sodium and chloride.  It helps support the skin, eases aches and pains, detoxifies the body and calms the nervous system.

    Himalayan Pink Salt is the most healing, and worth the price.   It is said to be the purest form of salt available.  Because of its extremely high mineral content, it supports skin, eases aches and pains, helps lower blood pressure, detoxifies the body and calms the nervous system.

    Sea Salt  is harvested from the ocean and dried by the sun.  It contains trace amounts of minerals, including iron, magnesium, calcium, potassiuim, manganese, zinc and iodine.


    If you want an incredible spa experience, add some essential oils to your bath salts! 

    Here is what you will need:

    1. Container for your Salts
    2. 1-1/4 cups of bath salt of your choice or combination of salts
    3. ¼ cup baking soda (to help soften the water)
    4. 8-10 drops of essential oil or oils of your choice.  Ask yourself, what is the purpose of this bath?  What is your mood? Are you sore from a workout?

    Combine ingredients and shake to distribute.  As you fill your tub with water, portion out about 1/4 to 1/2 cup or a fistful of your essential oil infused bath salts under the running water.

    Relax in the tub for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!

    Suggestions:

    Uplifting oils:  Citrus oils, geranium

    Grounding oils:  Sacred Mountain, Frankinscense, Idaho Balsam Fir, Valor II

    Sore or achy muscle oils:  Idaho Balsam Fir, Panaway, Aroma Siez

    Relaxation oils:  Lavender, Stress Away, Frankincense, Peace & Calming II

    Relax & Rejuvinate

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    Staying Healthy During The Fall / Winter Months!

        

    THE GOLDEN TOUCH 1 KIT CAN HELP SUPPORT A HEALTHY IMMUNE, RESPIRATORY, DIGESTIVE AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEM !

    This is one of my favorite kits for the changing seasons. It is not mentioned a lot, but it sure helps support our health to keep us above the wellness line.

    The kit contains SEVEN bottles of essential oils each designed to support many of the body's systems.  When your systems are supported, they will continue to promote wellness, vitality and organ function.

    •  Add 1–2 drops to a gel capsule and take it as a dietary supplement every day—or whenever you need it.
    • Give your water a twist and add 2 drops of DiGize Vitality and 1 drop of Peppermint Vitality.
    • DiGize Vitality is a great complement to Essentialzymes-4. Take both before every meal to support your wellness.*
    • Flavor honey with 2–3 drops of DiGize Vitality for a sweet, spicy treat without the refined sugar.

    EndoFlex Vitality: Endocrine system support.  Keep up with your overall wellness and day-to-day schedule with help from EndoFlex™ Vitality™. Young Living’s EndoFlex Vitality essential oil uses a base of sesame seed oil and adds our proprietary blend of essential oils for wellness support.  This unique blend includes Spearmint, Sage, Geranium, Myrtle, Nutmeg, and German Chamomile essential oils.

    • Take daily with a gel capsule. Combine 1 drop EndoFlex Vitality with 1 drop of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex.
    • Add a drop or two to 2–4 oz. of NingXia Red® for a quick shot of this blend.
    • Create a drink that uplifts and invigorates by adding EndoFlex to our sparkling NingXia Zyng™. Use this essential oil-infused beverage to jump-start the day or make it through the afternoon slump.
    • Combine a drop of oil with a large cup of warm tea or tall glass of water. If you find a drop overwhelms the flavor, dip a toothpick in the oil and swirl it in your drink.

    JuvaFlex Vitality:  Liver supportive.   The liver is your toxin filter, help keep it clean !  This blend consists of   Fennel, Geranium, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile, Blue Tansy, and Helichrysum essential oils.

    • Take as a dietary supplement daily to support overall wellness.
    • To support wellness, take with JuvaTone 2 times daily between meals.
    • Add to your favorite green smoothie or juice. 

    Thieves Vitality: Thieves is a powerful blend of oils that can support the immune system.  Thieves blend consists of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils.  Additionally, Thieves Vitality may also help support a healthy respiratory system when taken internally.           

    • Add 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take daily or as needed as a dietary supplement.
    • Put a drop or a swirl of Thieves Vitality essential oil in your morning juice, tea, or coffee. The spicy, sweet flavor will also give your morning beverage a flavor boost.
    • Add a drop to oatmeal, granola, or other cereal to elevate your breakfast.
    • Take a shot of NingXia Red® with a drop of Thieves Vitality for a quick, spicy boost to your daily NingXia Red shot.
    • Include a drop of Thieves Vitality in a cup of warm water or milk to add it to your wellness regimen.

    Melrose:  Melrose is a blend of essential oils with powerful cleansing properties that supports healthy skin. (integumentary system)   This blend  consists of Tea Tree, Naouli, Rosemary, and Clove.   Apply topically on distressed skin or add a drop or two to your daily moisturizer to reduce the appearance of weather-worn skin.  Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.

    Raven:   The oils in this blend support the respiratory system.   This blend consists of Ravintsara, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, and other essential oils.  You can diffuse or apply directly to the chest or back to enjoy the cooling sensation of Wintergreen and Peppermint essential oils.     Diffuse Raven in any stuffy environment for a fresh, crisp atmosphere.

    • Dilute with V-6 oil and massage it onto your chest and neck during the cold-weather season for a comforting aroma.

    • Apply it to your feet as part of your bedtime routine. 

    • Add a few drops to a hot bath or shower for an invigorating experience.

    • Dilute with V-6 oil and rub it on your chest and the back of your neck before an early morning workout to promote the sensation of deeper breathing.

    • At night, you can apply a drop or two on your pillow for restful sleep.  Alternate with R.C.   Not intended for children under the age of 6 without the advice of a health professional.

    RC:  The oils in this blend support the respiratory system.  This blend consists of Spruce, Cypress, and three types of Eucalyptus oils.   

    • Rub R.C. on your chest and the back of your neck before an early morning workout to promote the sensation of deeper breathing.

    • Use R.C. with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for a foot or back massage after your gym routine, outdoor adventure, or yoga practice to enjoy a refreshing scent.

    • Add a few drops to a hot bath or shower. The warm water will calm and soothe you, and the oil will diffuse with the steam for an invigorating and empowering experience.

    • Brighten your outlook during early morning errands by applying R.C. to your chest and wrists. • Apply R.C. topically with V-6 oil to your chest in the evenings for a refreshing respiratory experience.

    Recipe:

    Thieves Tea:

    Ingredients:

    1 mug of hot water
    1 drop Young Living Thieves Vitality blend oil
    3 drops Young Living Lemon Vitality essential oil
    Honey to taste

    Directions: 

    Add your oils to a mug of hot water, the add honey to taste!

    DIY Homemade Chest Rub

    All Stuffed Up Rub

  • ¼ cup Coconut oil
  • 20 drops RC
  • 5 drops Rosemary
  • Combine & Store in Glass jar, rub on chest as needed. (During summer months, store in refrigerator to keep it solid)
  • Diffuser Blend:

  • 4 drops RC
  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 4 drops Frankincense
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    General Safe Usage Guidelines:

    • Some oils can cause skin sensitivity.  Dilute with a carrier oil; in most cases dilution is not required
    • Generally safe for children over 2 years of age
    • Generally safe for pregnant women, but consult your doctor if in doubt. 
    • Keep out of the reach of children.
    • Do not use near fire, flame, heat or spark.

    For more information and to contact me: 

    https://irene.vibrantscents.com

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    MOIRA HAS BEEN A LITTLE FRAZZLED- Part 2

    My last blog post addressed uses of essential oils for "frazzled" nerves. Here are some great Young Living Supplements to support our immune systems and overall wellness during times of stress.

    Stress can be the underlying reason for many of our ailments. It lowers the immune system, causing us to get sick and acquire pain in the body. Stress enables us to function in a balanced manner, and while under stress we can’t see the many symptoms it conjures up. WebMD explains stress as: “…any change in the environment that requires your body to react and adjust in response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you — and many things that you do yourself — put stress on your body. You can experience good or bad forms of stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts.”

    SUPPLEMENTS:

    NingXia Red – chock full of antioxidants and infused with citrus oils, very high in d-limonene, a potent detoxifier.  NingXia Red along with other dark red berries in NingXia Red, protects brain cells, improves neuron communication, and enhances neuroplasticity.  Neuroplasticity is the brains ability to form new connections and respond to situations that arise & change.

    Mineral Essence – is an ionic mineral complex containing over 62 trace minerals enhanced with essential oils.  Ionic mineral are the most efficiently absorbed form of minerals in the human body.It contains calcium and magnesium which is very important in supporting mild and occasional stress and anxiety.  Minerals are best absorbed in the evening.

    Super B – during times of stress, your body consumes significant quantities of B vitamins, often depleting the body of its stores.Super B contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 and key minerals.B vitamins are essential for emotional and mental wellness.  They are key in the production and balance of neurotransmitters in the brain as well as the products of red blood cells.

    MegaCal – contain magnesium and calcium which are vital in nerve signal transmissions along with minerals (Mineral Essence) and essential fatty acids (OmegaGize), Magnesium, when combined with calcium is very relaxing to the nervous system.

    OmegaGize is a fish oil complex derived from deep sea fish from the cleanest waters on the planet.  High doses of fish oil have been shown to support brain health.Since the brain is made mostly of fats, it requires essential fatty acids DHA & EPA (both in OmegaGize) for optimal function.  DHA particularly supports memory and concentration, EPA particularly supports normal behavior and mood.

    Juvatone, Juvacleanse or Juvaflex and/or Juvapower provides liver support:

    - Liver and Gallbladder: the seat of our emotions, specifically anger and resentment

    - Liver efficiency: the key to clarity of mind and emotions, wellbeing

    - Stressed and overworked Liver: irritability and crankiness, restless and unable to sleep, but feel groggy and ‘hungover’in the morning

    - Excellent for restoring balance between the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems

     -Excellent for the blues and anxiety

    - Support for insomnia and sleeplessness

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    MOIRA HAS BEEN A LITTLE FRAZZLED! ( Part 1)



    What can we do when we are frazzled and under stress?

    Essential Oils can Help!

    When you smell an essential oil, the olfactory receptors in your nose immediately respond and send signals to your brain, these signals are sent to the limbic system—the part of the brain involved in emotions and memories.

    Just smelling an essential oil causes chemical changes in the brain. The oils go straight from the olfactory nerve directly to the limbic area of the brain – the “reptilian” brain -- which is the home to not only the emotional center but it also houses the neurons for the organ system of the body.

    Fear and trauma can produce conditioned emotional responses that unless released will limit ability to live life to the fullest and can hamper our ability of the body systems to function properly, 'particularly the immune system. This can result in unexplained pain or illness, the blues or other psychological illness.

    The Blues & Stress

    Stress:  A certain amount of stress is necessary to function efficiently.  Stress is only negative when unwanted.  Prepares body for fight or flight. (Oils that are relaxing, calming or sedative)

    SINGLE OILS

    Vetiver- Grounding, calming, stabilizing

    Cedarwood- Calming, quiets nervous tension

    Lemon- Promotes an overall sense of well-being

    Orange- Brings peace and happiness to the mind and body and joy to the heart.

    Ylang ylang- Stress reduction and calming.  Brings back feelings of self-love, confidence, joy and peace.

    Bergamot- Calming, uplifting and refreshing. 

    Lavender- Relaxing, overall emotional balance

    Neroli- Calming and relaxing to the body and spirit. 

    Rose- Stimulating and elevating to the mind, creating a sense of well-being.

    BLENDS

    Believe- Calms and grounds the spirit.   

    Surrender- Calming, relaxing and balancing.

    Peace & Calming- Promotes relaxation and peace during times of stress.

    Tranquil Roll on- Calming and relaxing to the nervous system.

    Stress-Away / (Stress-away Roll-on)- Formulated to help relieve everyday stresses and tensions.

    RECIPE-   LIQUID SLEEP:

    Roll-on blend

    20 d. Lavender, 15 d. Valor, 12 d. Stress Away, 6 d. Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, 6 d. Vetiver.Combine in roll-on with 25 drops carrier oil and roll on feet at night as needed.

    THE BLUES:  takes on a whole range of melancholic dispositions:  mood swings, loss of interest, sadness, grief, remorse & shame.  (Oils that are neurotonic, energizing & balancing)

    SINGLE OILS

    Bergamot- Calming, uplifting and refreshing.

    Basil- Relieves mental fatigue.  Encourages a positive outlook.

    Frankincense- Helps improve attitude and uplift the spirit.  For emotional healing may induce feelings of emotion stability.

    Orange- Brings peace and happiness to the mind and body and joy to the heart.

    Petitgrain- Uplifting and refreshing.  May also stimulate the mind, support memory and gladden the heart.

    Rosemary- Stimulates memory and open the conscious mind.

    Lavender- Relaxing, overall emotional balance

    Peppermint- Traditionally used for upset stomachs.  A pick-me-up for the nervous system.  Peppermint raises the spirit; it stimulates and soothes, uplifts and calms.

    BLENDS

    Christmas Spirit- Creates a feeling of security.  May help supports the Nervous System and emotionally balancing.

    Citrus Fresh- Enhances the feeling of well-being.  May be useful for relaxing, calming and to encourage restful sleep.

    Gentle Baby- Aroma of this blend is relaxing and calming.   

    Joy-  Promotes feelings of love, self-love and confidence. 

    Peace & Calming- Promotes relaxation and peace during times of stress.

    Valor II- Diffuse Valor II for an inspiring and calming aroma or apply topically to experience this empowering and uplifting fragrance.

    White Angelica- contains pure Melissa and Bergamot essential oils, promotes feelings of protection and security when diffused, and can be used to guard against negative energy.

    RECIPE-  DIFFUSER BLEND:

    Down in the Dumps

    4 drops Citrus Fresh, 4 drops Joy & 2 drops Frankincense

    STAY TUNED FOR PART 2,  SUPPLEMENTS FOR SUPPORT EMOTIONS




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    Its Back to School Time and You Know What Every Parent Fears - Critters in the Hair!

     MOIRA SAYS: YIKES!  THERE'S CRITTERS IN MY KID'S HAIR!

    Conventional treatments contain many questionable chemicals.  A safe alternative can be found using essential oils.

    Critters in the Hair Shampoo Recipe

      4 drops eucalyptus
      2 drops lavender
      2 drops geranium
    1 tsp V-6 or coconut oil
    mix and massage into scalp and cover with disposable shower cap.  Leave on for 1/2 hour then shampoo with Lavender shampoo and rinse as follows:   

    Critter Rinse:

    2 drops eucalyptus
    2 drops lavender
    2 drops geranium
    1/2 oz. apple cider vinegar
    8 oz water
     Mix into container with lid.  shake vigorously, then pour over hair making sure every strand is rinsed.  This should be done leaning over bathtub or sink.  Not recommended if you are still in the bathtub as critters may cling to other body hairs.  Dry naturally.  repeat daily until critters and eggs are gone.

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    Have you ever encountered a stinky bathroom?

     

    Yikes!  Moira wants to know if you want to clear the air in the bathroom? 

    Here's a great recipe to use "before you poo". 

    BEFORE YOU POO SPRAY

    2 OZ. SPRAY BOTTLE

    2 OZ. DISTILLED WATER

    20 DROPS EACH:  LEMONGRASS, GRAPEFRUIT, BERGAMOT

    COMBINE WATER AND ESSENTIAL OILS.  SHAKE WELL BEFORE EACH USE.  SPRAY IN THE TOILET BEFORE YOU GO. 

    THE ESSENTIAL OILS WILL CREATE A FILM OVER THE WATER IN THE TOILET AND KEEP THE STINK WHERE IT BELONG


    Basic Room Spray Recipe

    2 oz. Spray, 1 tsp Witch Hazel / vodka, (The vodka or alcohol in the recipe helps the essential oils and water to mix more thoroughly, and helps the homemade air freshener to dry faster. You could omit it if you like, but I really think it results in a better end product. My favorite tip? If you don’t keep a lot of alcohol in your home, simply use vanilla extract. It adds extra punch to the recipe)

    10-15 drops Essential OIls, Fill remainder with Distilled Water.

    Some Suggestions: 

    Purification & Lemongrass

    Peppermint, Spearmint & Orange

    Lavender, Lemon & Geranium


    Happy Oiling!  Irene OConnor

    Young Living Independent Distributor

    Enroller/Sponsor #1026399

    http://irene.vibrantscents.com

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    Moira's Oily Escapades

    I would like to introduce Moira, my beloved kitchen helper.  Moira and I will be posting periodically about all our oily escapes.  Hope you enjoy!

                                       

    On this day,  Moira ran out of her Young Living Dishwasher Powder. (A plant-based formula infused with Thieves, Lemongrass, and Orange essential oils, this advanced cleaning formula works hard, smells great, and does it all without synthetic surfactants, artificial fragrances, dyes, or phosphates.)

    What did she do? She washed her dishes the old fashioned way, by hand, and used her Thieves Dish Soap! (With naturally derived ingredients, Thieves® Dish Soap effectively cleans your dishes without chemicals, dyes, or synthetics.)

    ALTERNATIVE IDEAS:

    1.  Use Thieves Household Cleaner in your dishwasher.                    

    2.  Make your own Dishwasher Tabs:

    2 cups Washing soda or Baking soda (cuts grease, great all-purpose cleaner), 2 cups Borax (natural cleaner and disinfectant), 1/2 cup Kosher salt or Epsom salt (reduces the effects of hard water)

  • 1/2 cup vinegar (added cleaning power, liquid to help bind the ingredients)
  • 15-20 drops of Lemon essential
  • Mix all the ingredients together with a spoon. (The addition of the vinegar will cause a little fizzing, but not much.)  Mixture will start sticking together and resemble wet sand.  Transfer the mixture into two ice cube trays and press down until each ice cube compartment is hard packed with detergent. If you packed them all down really well, you should use all of the mixture in those two trays.  Put them in a dry, sunny spot (preferably one you won’t see so you won’t be tempted to touch them before they’re good and dry) and let them sit for at least 24 hours.  When they are good and hard and DRY, unmold them from the trays and store in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
  • To Use

    Add 1 tablet to your dishwasher detergent compartment along with a cap of Thieves Household cleaner.  (We have 2 compartments in our dishwasher, we use 1 tab. in the wash & a cap of Thieves Household Cleaner in the pre-wash compartment)

    . NOTE: IF YOU HAVE HARD WATER (like I do) A VINEGAR RINSE AGENT IS CRUCIAL TO AVOID CLOUDY GLASSES AND DISHES.  Moira uses vinegar in place of jet-dry.

    Contact me:  Irene OConnor

    Young Living Independent Distributor

    Enroller/Sponsor #1026399

    http://irene.vibrantscents.com


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