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How and Why to Detox Your Armpits

How and Why to Detox Your Armpits to Reduce Odor and Sweating

Our armpits can get really clogged up, causing odor and extra sweat, especially when switching from toxic deodorant with aluminum to natural deodorant. So, what’s a girl (or boy) to do? Why, detox those pits, of course!

How and Why to Detox Your Armpits to Reduce Odor and Sweating

What the Heck Am I Talking About?

Well, conventional deodorant contains harmful ingredients like parabens and aluminum-compounds, which block the pores of the underarm from producing sweat (it’s in all antiperspirants). The aluminum-compounds work by forming a temporary plug within the sweat duct that stops the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface. However, it’s not healthy for the underarms, which contain a lot of lymph nodes that are directly connected to the breast. These compounds can mimic estrogen in the system and estrogen can promote the growth of cancer cells.

I Wanna Be Safe and Natural, But I Don’t Wanna Sweat and Stink!

I hear ya, neither do I! Most would probably consider me to be quite crunchy, but I don’t wanna smell like B.O. or look like I like in a compound in the woods, either. So, if you’re like me, you switched to natural deodorant (see my recipe here) and were all happy with yourself for being safer, but the sweat and stink got WORSE. Ick, ick, ick! I live in the South, where women have to put on makeup and do their hair to go the grocery store, so smelling like I’d been camping for a week was NOT okay. I was embarrassed and couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working and the baking soda in the deodorant, which is one of the most important ingredients to get rid of the odor, was irritating the fire out of my skin. Thankfully, I discovered arm pit detoxing!

How to Detox Your Armpits

Detoxing your armpits is super easy, not painful and it WORKS. Once I started doing it on mine, the odor was gone, my skin was happy, and there were days I didn’t even need deodorant!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Make a paste out of the clay and ACV and apply to your underarms. Leave for 20 minutes, then either wipe or wash off in the shower. Do this once or twice a day for several days and try the natural deodorant again. Continue to do this until you feel like your skin is handling the baking soda well, and is no longer smelling or sweating too much. You will sweat some, but it shouldn’t be an embarrassing amount.

Dry Skin Brushing

Dry Skin BrushingTo really kick up the detoxing, try doing some dry skin brushing on your armpits. Dry skin brushing is a gentle detox technique where you use a special dry skin brush (where to buy) to massage the lymph nodes and release toxins. The key is to always brush towards your heart, and do it very gentle so as not to irritate or scratch the skin.

Does Shaving Irritate Your Skin?

If you’re like me and have very sensitive skin, then shaving everyday in the summertime is SO painful. Since I started detoxing my pits and using an epilator, which is a small machine that tweezes hair, I’ve had very few bumps and ingrown hairs.

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How to Go Green and Rid Your House of Toxins

How to Go Green and Get Clean with Safe, Natural Products and Essential Oils

Imagine you’re in your bedroom, getting dressed for the day, and you hear your toddler rummaging around in the kitchen. ACK!!! You know he might have his hands on your Comet or Lysol, or worse yet, Drain-O, so you run like lightning to find him doing exactly that. Thankfully you got there just before he started squirting something in his mouth. Crisis averted for now, but not forever!

Go Green and Get Clean in 2016 with Essential Oils and Safe, Natural Products!

When I started this blog in 2011, I was on a mission to rid my house of toxic chemicals as I was pregnant with our second child (now I’m preggo with #4!) and I did not want to have to worry that my children could literally be at death’s door just by getting into the chemicals under the sink. Because let’s face it – kids are stinking smart. Many can figure out how to break the child safety locks or even how to open them (all my boys have done both!). There’s no guarantee they won’t get into some of the most poisonous products on the market in your own kitchen.

So, I am passionate about going green and natural in the home, and I did a whole webinar class to talk about how I do just that! Enjoy the webinar video below, and the class notes and slides.

What Exactly Are Essential Oils and How do They Help Our Bodies?

Essential oils are the lifeblood of aromatic plants. Have you ever broken open the leaf or stem of a plant and seen a fluid come out? (raise hand). Or peeled into an orange and your hands smell like oranges for hours? Well, when you take the precious fluid from aromatic plants, containing the plant’s therapeutic properties, and extract it with steam distillation, what you end up with is an essential oil!

They can effectively combat the damaging effects of toxins, impurities and harmful substances in and around our body.

They are very powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants create an unfriendly environment for free radicals that our bodies are in contact with daily. Free radicals come from sources outside your body, such as tobacco smoke, toxins, or pollutants, and can damage our bodies’ cells, proteins, and DNA by altering their chemical structure.

EO’s work synergistically WITH the body to help it heal itself because they are recognized by the body as nutrients, unlike synthetic chemicals which the body recognizes as foreign substances.

For more in-depth information on how to use oils in everyday life and why you’d want to, hop over to this post on my blog for more.

All About Young Living Essential Oils and Why Brand Matters

What can essential oils do for you and me? As you’re about to see, they do a LOT more than just smell good!

I started using essential oils in 2011 in my homemade cleaning and bought the cheapest stuff I could find on the internet to save money. They seemed nice, but once I learned that they could also be used on the body to support things like our immune systems, I found the cheap stuff just wasn’t working. I had no idea why and gave up on essential oils for health for two years!

Then, in 2014, I was introduced to Young Living from my friend, Genevieve at Mama Natural. And wow! For the first time EVER, they actually worked, straight out of the box. So what gives? What is quality so different from company to company?

Well, it’s because the essential oil market is booming! People are tired of conventional methods that just aren’t cutting it, and want something natural.

Global essential oil market is expected to reach $12 billion by 2022, up from $6 billion in 2014, according to recent market research.

Why? 2 reasons.

  • Growing consumer awareness regarding health benefits associated with EO’s & supplements
  • Growth in the organic product industry has also prompted many people to want to ditch toxic chemicals in their homes

Does that sound like you? Is that why you started using essential oils?

An exorbitant amount of plant matter is required to make a single ounce of essential oils, yet there is a ton of demand.

So, here’s the kicker. Unfortunately, many essential oil companies have been looking for new ways to develop essential oil substitutes created from essential oil compounds, which results in a lot of undereducated consumers looking for that inexpensive, cheap essential oil and thinking that what they’re getting is pure and natural, when it’s not. It’s made in a lab with chemicals, not harvested from a plant.

What’s Special About Young Living?

Young Living is a 21-year-old, billion dollar company that has was founded on the principle that nature has powerful, natural substances from PLANTS to meet the needs of the 21st Century family! Young Living owns and runs hundreds of acres of sustainable, organic farmland and essential oil distilleries in Utah, Idaho, Canada, France, Ecuador, Peru, Croatia, and Oman! Young Living is currently doing business in almost every nation around the globe, and is among the fastest growing direct sales companies in the U.S. with about 100,000 joining each month in the U.S. alone! Our company was founded by Gary Young, who has invested 34 years in the research and development of essential oils. Together with his wife and company CEO Mary Young, he is continually blazing new and exciting trails all over the world to promote the ongoing success and development of Young Living.

Popular Cleaning Products are Toxic

According to the Environmental Working Group, the U.S. law allows manufacturers of cleaning products to use almost any ingredient they wish, including known carcinogens and substances that can harm fetal and infant development. And the government doesn’t review the safety of products before they’re sold. YIKES!

  • Fumes from some cleaning products may induce asthma in otherwise healthy individuals. A large and growing body of evidence links frequent use of many ordinary cleaning supplies at home or on the job with development of asthma and other respiratory problems. It is already known that cleaning product fumes may trigger attacks in persons previously diagnosed with asthma.
  • Common cleaning ingredients can be laced with the carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane. Other products contain preservatives that release low levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde.
  • Children born to women who held cleaning jobs while pregnant have an elevated risk of birth defects, according to a 2010 study by the New York State Department of Health.
  • Some cleaners can cause chemical burns and poisonings as well as less severe irritations and allergies. Severe physical reactions signal that consumers should take care anytime they use these products.
  • Despite these health concerns, cleaning product labels often do not give consumers enough information about their ingredients to allow people to make informed decisions on which ones are safer and which ones might harm their health.

Investigating the full range of risks of cleaning products to public health and the environment should be an urgent priority. Yet the problem remains largely hidden from the view of the American consumer.

Sound chemical policy is critical to identifying and removing from commerce harmful chemicals in everyday products like cleaning supplies. Learn more about cleaners here at ewg.org:

This is the reason I started my blog – I wanted to rid my house of dangerous cleaning chemicals when I started having children because I didn’t want my kids accidentally poisoned. So, what’s the good news? It’s that making your own non-toxic cleaning products from home is so safe the worst thing that might happen is a stomach ache! And they actually work and they are EASY PEASY to make.

All About Purification Essential Oil Blend

Purification Essential Oil Blend

Purification is a blended oil of citronella, lemongrass, lavandin, rosemary, melaleuca, and myrtle

I love to diffuse it in the house when it doesn’t smell quite right – like after cooking fish or emptying the trash! Great to use in the bottom of the trash can.

I also use it in my homemade deodorant and have found it to be very effective as a natural outdoor spray. It is also great at getting rid of unwanted microorganisms and any skin issues that may occur while outside playing. Many use it when their immune systems need extra support. I love to use it on my homemade cleaners as well, it makes the house smell so fresh and clean and I love that it’s not toxic, synthetic fragrance!

Here are my recipes on the blog that use Purification:

All About Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Blend made from cinnamon, clove, lemon, and rosemary, and eucalyptus based on a really cool medieval legend.

Thieves smells so good with the cinnamon and lemon in it, so it makes an excellent household cleaner. It is a powerful germ fighter, so use it all over the house by just mixing it with castile soap and water to make a cleaner, or mix it with just water and a pinch of salt and put in a spray bottle to spray door handles, countertops and more.

Thieves Household Cleaner - A Natural, SAFE Cleaner that Actually Works and Smells like Christmas!

Thieves Household Cleaner – The MAC Daddy of Natural Cleaning Products!

Not a DIY person? Then you’ll love Thieves Household Cleaner!

Thieves Household Cleaner has cleansing power and safe, sustainable formulation. The new formula contains ingredients from renewable plant and mineral sources, vegetable-based surfactants compliant with the Green Seal and EPA Design for Environment (DfE) standards, and even more Thieves and lemon essential oils for extra cleaning power. Bottle is 100% recyclable.

Dilution ratios: light degreasing 60:1; medium degreasing 30:1; heavy degreasing 15:1; floors 100:1; walls 30:1; upholstery, fabrics, carpet spotting 40:1; carpet 100:1; glass 320:1; pots and pans; 100:1 hand cleaner 1:1.

Use on grease, bathrooms, countertops, windows, upholstery, fabrics, carpet, glass, pots & pans, and even the body!

Citrus Oils are Great for Natural, Safe Cleaning!

Citrus Oils are Great for Natural Cleaning!

Citrus essential oils like grapefruit, lemon, orange, tangerine and the blend Citrus Fresh are bright, uplifting oils that purify and cleanse, kill germs, and boost the immune system. It is also nice to drop in a glass of water and drink.

They are know for lifting stuck-on particles, a natural Goo-Gone – use to get off stickers, get gooey things out of carpet and upholstery, cut through odors, add to your natural cleaning products, and more!

They leave an incredible, bright and fresh smelling scent, and are even great to use in your diffuser to help with a stinky room (teenage boys anyone?!).

Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak - a natural and safe way to clean your produce

Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak

Young Living’s Fruit & Veggie Spray safely and effectively washes produce with the cleansing power of three exclusive essential oil blends—DiGize, Thieves, and Purification. When combined with the other naturally derived ingredients, produce is easily and conveniently cleaned.

Just add Thieves Fruit & Veggie to a basin of water: soak, rinse, and enjoy eating your fruits and vegetables as nature intended.

Thieves Laundry Soap - Effective, Hypoallergenic and Safe for the Whole Family!

Thieves Laundry Soap

With a plant-based formula, Thieves Laundry Soap gently and naturally washes your clothes, cleaning them without any chemical or synthetic residue. Natural enzymes and powerful essential oils add to the formula’s strength to leave your clothes fresh and clean with a light citrus scent.

Thieves Laundry Soap can be used in all washers, including high-efficiency, and its highly concentrated formula (6X) will provide around 64 loads with just 32 fl. Oz (946 ml).

DIY Air Freshener Spray with Essential Oils

DIY Air Freshener Spray

Remember – with every therapeutic-grade essential oil that you inhale, you are uplifting your mind, body, and spirit! Not so with chemically-made perfumes and products that create a toxic load on our bodies! Did you know that burning a scented candle for one hour in your home has the same effect on your health as smoking a cigarette? If all you change in your home is diffusing and inhaling a couple of Young Living essential oils a day and get rid of your scented candles, air fresheners, scented waxes, reed diffusers, and perfumes, you will be significantly contributing to your health and well-being both in the short-run and long-run!

  • 1 2 oz. glass spray bottle (where to buy)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 10 drops of your favorite odor zapping oils (orange and rosemary, Purification, Citrus Fresh, Thieves, sage and lavender – all are nice combos)
  • Fill with water

The salt helps to emulsify the solution so the oils don’t just sit on top. You could also use 80 proof vodka for a stronger solution.

Of course, this is multi purpose – you can spray it on surfaces to zap germs, too! You can even spray on your hands. Keep near the toilet for a poo-b-gone spray!

Thieves Wipes and Spray for Easy, Safe and Natural Cleaning

Thieves Wipes and Spray for EASY, Safe, Natural Cleaning

Young Living makes an entire line of cleaning products using Thieves essential oil. They are all non-toxic, safe, natural and biodegradable!

Thieves spray will purify germs and clean surfaces, but it can also be used on your hands as a hand sanitizer, spray in your mouth when have a sore throat or as a breath freshener, and to clear the air!

Thieves® Wipes are ideal for use on door handles, toilet seats, and any surface that needs cleaning to protect from dust, mold, and undesirable microorganisms. Keep a pack handy in your bathroom, kitchen, car, office, or anywhere else you want to keep your environment clean.

I mean, what other cleaning products out there can you also use on yourself to get well and boost the immune system? Anything else would be poisonous!

DIY Baking Soda Cleaner Recipe

This is my favorite upholstery and fabric freshener, as well as extra scrubbing power in the bathroom. It’s just baking soda and essential oils – can’t get easier or cheaper than that! It’s great to have around when potty training, too, whether it be the furry kind or the cute kind. Tip: save your Parmesan cheese container the next time you empty it on a plate of spaghetti (anyone guilty out there?) or spice container because it makes a perfect shaker container for our Baking Soda Freshener.

  • Baking Soda (enough to fill whatever container you’re using – for me, it was about 2 cups)
  • 10-15 drops of any of the following essential oils: Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Purification (a blended oil of Lemongrass, Rosemary, Melaleuca, Myrtle, Citronella, and Lavandin) or Thieves (a blended oil of  Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus)
  • Fill it halfway with baking soda, drop in 10-15 drops of your choice of oils (unless your container is bigger than my 16 oz. one) and shake.
  • Then, fill the rest up with baking soda and lightly shake again. Done!

Young Living's Premium Starter Kit - the BEST Way to Get Started with Essential Oils!

I want to briefly emphasize that the results you heard about tonight were with Young Living oils. Has anyone here ever tasted Velveeta cheese before (raise hand)? Or has anyone here ever eaten a fine European cheese (raise hand)? Is there a difference? I used to use the cheap essential oils from different websites & the health food food, but after switching to Young Living, I can attest that they are truly the “fine European cheese” of essential oils! Now let me tell you how I have personally saved hundreds of dollars using these products, while getting BETTER RESULTS than I even used to with synthetic products.

Today, you can get some of the oils we talked about today – that’s lemon, Thieves, Di-Gize, and Purification – in a kit called The Premium Starter Kit, along with 7 other oils, for a total of 11 oils. In some cases, Young Living may substitute one of these oils with melaleuca, orange, lemongrass, or AromaEase. Young Living will give you an additional FREE 5 ml bottle of Stress Away oil, a few samples of our amazing nutrient infusion, NingXia Red, and a FREE Dewdrop essential oil diffuser valued at $98.68 when you purchase this kit!

Those who get this kit will also have the privilege of getting wholesale pricing on any Young Living products they purchase in the future, and it is the first step to take for those who are concerned with the economic trends in our country, and would like to explore the Young Living business opportunity. This kit costs $160 ($170 with the Bamboo diffuser, $205 with the Raindrop diffuser, or $260 with the Aria diffuser), and either you will see dramatic results in your home and with your family with these essential oils and save money by not having to purchase a ton of new chemically-manufactured products for your body and home, or we will give you your money back! Alternatively, essential oils may be purchased individually at the full retail price.

No matter what we say, there are 3 types of people reading this post. The first type is thinking “NO. Thanks, but no thanks, this probably isn’t for me”. We understand – don’t feel bad about saying no. We want to thank you, regardless, for taking time out of your busy schedule to be here tonight! You still want to feel better, look younger, and live longer right? I recommend that you test out an essential oil as a NEW CUSTOMER to Young Living and I promise you that if you don’t get the results you expect, you will get your money back.

Young Living's 6 Premium Starter Kit Options

The second type of person is not only serious about using natural solutions for their home and body, but is ready to try our products risk-free right now! If this is you, then congratulations! And we want to help you get the most out it. You will want to get our Premium Starter Kit. Again, this kit comes with each oil that we talked about tonight. You will also have the privilege of getting wholesale pricing on any Young Living products you purchase in the future and earning an income with Young Living if you so choose. When you purchase this kit, not only will you receive detailed information on how to use each oil, but you will receive the FREE bottle of Stress Away oil and essential oil diffuser!

Young Living's Essential Rewards Program Explained

The third type of person KNOWS you want to try the oils and become a member, and you’d like to order on a regular basis to keep your family well and healthy for the long term. If that’s you, then I recommend the Essential Rewards program! You may also be interested in the business side of Young Living, and if that’s the case, then you can join my team. I’m making a full-time income on a part-time salary and it is greatly helping my family’s monthly budget!

So, what exactly is this program?

Young Living’s monthly program where you order 50 PV per month or more and earn 10-20% of your order total back in points AND get reduced, flat-rate shipping. Use those points as cash to get free oils!

How to Earn Points Back

When you’re with the company:

  • 1-6 months, you get 10% back in points
  • 7-12 months, you get 15% back in points
  • 13+ months, you get 20% back in points

I have literally gotten more than $1,000 of products for FREE using my essential rewards points! Crazy!

That’s all folks! Thank you for joining me on this green and clean adventure!

To get started with Young Living and to join my team, read more here or click right through to Young Living!

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Winter Wellness with Essential Oils and the Golden Touch Kit

Winter Wellness with Essential Oils and the Golden Touch Kit from Young Living - Webinar Notes and Slides

Let’s learn about the top seven essential oils that will support your immune, endocrine and digestive systems to keep you healthy and well, even while it’s cold and dark outside!

Winter Wellness with Essential Oils and the Golden Touch Kit from Young Living - Webinar Notes and Slides

 

When You Give Your Body the Support It Needs from Nature, It Can Then Heal Itself - How to Empower Yourself with Knowledge to be Healthy!

We’ve gotta start with a little disclaimer info…I am not a medical professional. The information shared in this class is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any illness, nor is it meant to replace professional medical attention or advice. Advice and testimonies are all based on use of Young Living brand of oils specifically. Use and application of this information is done solely at your own risk.

I am not an expert, and the great news is, you don’t need to be an expert to make better choices for your health and wellness! It just takes some research and experimentation. There are many wonderful reference guides, books and resources available about how to use essential oils. Find them at places like Amazon, Life Science Publishing, and abundanthealth4u.com. Ask your sponsor for more details and which books are their favorites!

I believe that when you give the body the support it needs, it can then heal itself.

What Exactly Are Essential Oils and How do They Help Our Bodies?

What are Essential Oils and Why Do We Use Them?

Essential oils and essential oil infused supplements help antioxidant support in our body.

Essential oils are steam distilled or pressed from plants – from the leaves, roots, bark, stems, rinds or seeds.

They are much more concentrated, and therefore, more potent than dried herbs. 1 drop of peppermint oil is the same as 26 cups of peppermint tea! 1 drop of lemon oil is the same as 16 lemon rinds!

They are the lifeblood of the plant that initiates regeneration into the cells. They support the immune system of plants, and they work the same for humans. Anything that our blood does for us is what the essential oils do for the plant.

Essential oils can quickly penetrate the tissues of the skin, and from there diffuse throughout the body in the blood and tissues

They can affect the body at the cellular level by supporting cellular health and normal cellular regeneration and by supporting the immune system.

Essential oils work synergistically with the body to support normal body processes because they are recognized by the body as nutrients.

Oxygenate the cell, support the body’s natural detoxification processes, make cells more permeable, defend against unwanted guests in our bodies. Some can cross the blood brain barrier, like Cedarwood, Vetiver, and lavender. Those oils are helpful for supporting ALL body systems ­- skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, nervous, respiratory, lymphatic, urinary, reproductive and integumentary body systems.

Each oil, just like every living thing, carries a scientifically measurable frequency.  Essential oils have the capacity to raise your body frequency. The more you are applying oils on yourself and family, the higher your body frequency and the potential for better overall health increases. Use them often for best results.

Essential oils also carry an antioxidant value called the ORAC score. ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity which is basically the oils capacity to inhibit free radicals. When you think of an antioxidant what do you think of? Blueberries. Well, clove essential oil contains the highest ORAC value at over 1 million vs. blueberries at 2400.

All About Young Living Essential Oils and Why Brand Matters

So, there are a ton of essential oil companies out there, with new ones popping up all the time. How do you know which one to trust? 

YL is the oldest, most trusted, most well-respected EO company in the world. With more than 25 years of research experience, we are the only company with our own farms, offering a Seed to Seal guarantee.

This Seal to Seal guarantee is the heart of YL’s commitment to purity and authenticity.

From the time the seed is planted until the oil is bottled, Young Living provides the most rigorous, quality controls possible to ensure that every one of their members and customers receives the oils exactly as they were intended by nature with as many molecular components as possible.

Essential Oils are HOT Right Now!

The global essential oil market is expected to reach $12 billion by 2022, up from $6 billion in 2014, according to recent market research. Why? Two reasons.

  • Growing consumer awareness regarding health benefits associated with essential oils & supplement
  • Growth in the organic product industry has also prompted many people to want to ditch toxic chemicals in their homes

An exorbitant amount of plant matter is required to make a single ounce of essential oils, yet there is a ton of demand.

Unfortunately, many essential oil companies have been looking for new ways to develop essential oil substitutes created from essential oil compounds, which results in a lot of undereducated consumers looking for that inexpensive, cheap essential oil and thinking that what they’re getting is pure and natural, when it’s not. It’s made in a lab with chemicals, not harvested from a plant.

How Young Living Began

Two decades ago, Gary Young started Young Living from very humble beginnings on a remote farm in Idaho, using a pressure cooker for a distiller.

Young Living has grown into the world-wide leader in pure, therapeutic grade essential oils (not made in a lab, but from plants!) with over $1 billion in revenue annually, with a presence in markets and with farms all over the globe.

Young Living is a purpose-driven company, bringing greater wellness and abundance to people all over the world.  In fact, their mission is to bring oils into every single home in the world! In 2014, their active members and sales more than doubled!

Golden Touch Kit from Young Living - to Help you Stay Strong All Winter Long!

Now we’re going to discuss the Golden Touch kit! This is a really neat kit that is designed to provide immune protection all throughout the year, especially during the winter. The oil blend formulas in this collection have been specifically created to take advantage of essential oil constituents that support many functions of the body. THe oils we will learn about tonight are:

  • Di-Gize™
  • EndoFlex™
  • JuvaFlex™
  • Melrose™
  • Raven™
  • R.C.™
  • Thieves®

All about Di-Gize Essential Oil Blend - All About Digestion

BLEND: Ginger, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, and Juniper

○ Uses:

  • Supports normal digestion
  • Add to a gel capsule and swallow (DiGize Vitality)
  • Add 2 drops DiGize™ Vitality and 1 drop Peppermint Vitality to water for a stimulating beverage.
  • Use with every meal along with enzymes like Essentialzyme­s-4™ to support a wellness regimen.
  • Use as a dietary supplement in water when traveling abroad.

I use this oil on a regular basis as I need a lot of digestion support. I have a lot of food sensitivities and this helps so much when I eat wheat accidentally. I put it in a capsule and swallow. I highly recommend this oil!

All About EndoFlex Essential Oil

EndoFlex™ can help you maintain overall vitality with a proprietary blend of essential oils that support the endocrine system. The endocrine system includes pineal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus, gastrointestinal tract and adrenal glands.

It has a base of sesame seed oil, spearmint, sage, geranium, myrtle, nutmeg, and German chamomile.

JuvaFlex Essential Oil Blend
Juvaflex combines Fennel, Geranium, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile, Blue Tansy, and Helichrysum essential oils for a unique blend that works well with JuvaTone tablets and DiGize essential oil blend.

It’s a great blend for a healthy liver!

All About Melrose Essential Oil Blend - Great for the skin!

Melrose™ provides a protective barrier against skin challenges. When diffused, Melrose can help dispel odors.

Contains Tea Tree, naouli, rosemary, and clove.

I LOVE this oil and use it daily as in my family, we unfortunately have a lot of skin challenges due to food sensitivities and leaky gut, which I’ve been working for years to fix. This oil really helps to soothe my skin so I get better faster. It has a medicinal scent, with the combo of the rosemary and tea tree oils.

Raven Essential Oil Blend - Perfect support for the lungs and sinuses

Raven™ is a combination of deeply soothing therapeutic grade essential oils that will provide comfort when applied topically to the chest and throat or diffused.

It is great to give your respiratory system some help, as the eucalyptus and peppermint oils in it really help to open up the sinuses and nose. I diffuse it often because I love the scent, it is so uplifting and refreshing.

It contains ravintsara, lemon, wintergreen, peppermint and Eucalyptus radiata.

R.C. Essential Oil Blend is Incredible for the Respiratory System!

R.C.™ Essential Oil is a powerful blend of Spruce, Cyprus, and three types of Eucalyptus oils (E. globulus, E. radiata, and E. citriodora). Diffuse or apply it directly before, during, or after your workout. Its energetic aroma will help you stay motivated when you hit the weights, treadmill, or bike.

You can also combine Young Living R.C. oil with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for an invigorating massage. This routine creates a relaxing spa-like experience and can even help when your day demands that you be out and about earlier than usual. Its robust scent will help you perk up as your day begins.

Suggested Uses:

  • Rub on your chest and back of the neck before an early-morning workout.
  • Use with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for a foot or back massage after your gym routine, outdoor adventure, or yoga practice.
  • Place a few drops in 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. oil to your chest and wrists.

All About Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Now we will talk about Young Living’s most popular and well-known oil blend, Thieves!! It is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. I like to say it smells like fall and Christmas. It is inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying, Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products.

With the benefits of Thieves oil including cleaning power and an irresistibly spicy scent, Young Living offers it as an essential oil blend and as an important ingredient in a full range of home cleaning and personal care products, from dish soap to toothpaste. Looking to make your home smell as clean as it looks? Diffuse Thieves oil throughout the house for an aroma that makes every room smell more like fall baking than harsh cleaning formulas.

Suggested Uses:

  • Refresh musty carpets by adding 5 drops of Thieves to a cup of baking soda; combine well and let sit overnight until the oil is absorbed. Sprinkle over carpets and vacuum thoroughly.
  • Diffuse 6–8 drops of Thieves to help create an environment of peace and security. Customize your Thieves experience by adding a few drops of Orange, Tangerine, or Nutmeg essential oil.
  • Put a few drops of Thieves essential oil blend in a capsule and swallow with water to support your immune system

Put in a few drops of Thieves essential oil blend in your dishwater or dishwasher to thoroughly clean dishes and eliminate odor

How to Save 24% Off on Essential Oils!

Now, of those of you reading, who are already Young Living lovers and users?

If not, then you probably fall into one of three categories.

The first, is that you’ve realized throughout this class that this really isn’t for you and you aren’t interested in trying these oils and products. And if that’s you, that’s okay! Saying “no” is good and probably the best decision for you.

The second is that you’re interested and would like to give these oils a shot! If that’s you, then I suggest you start with this Premium Starter Kit so that you can try the oils, supplements and diffuser and see if they work well for you and your family, to see if they are a good fit.

The third we will talk about a little later.

Now, I want to share with you how you can get the Golden Touch kit at the wholesale price, which is 24% off of retail, and that’s with a Premium Starter Kit!

Young Living's Premium Starter Kit - the BEST Way to Get Started with Essential Oils!

Young Living’s oils are not sold down at Whole Foods or your corner Walgreens. The oils and products sold there are much less potent, and some are even adulterated. But Young Living’s oils are very high quality, therapeutic grade oils.

The way that Young Living has decided to sell them is through individual members sharing with others – they don’t pay for an advertising department and use us instead so we can offer you support. When you buy oils in store or online from just anywhere, you won’t get a team of support helping you learn how to use the oils. And especially when you join my team! We offer monthly Facebook classes, webinars, promotions, giveaways and blog posts so you are always learning!

You can purchase an Everyday Oils set for $163 and that would be the retail price. No sale or discount. But there’s a much cheaper way to get them and that’s as a wholesale member!

You can actually get this Everyday Oils set, plus a home diffuser, PLUS this little starter kit with an extra oil in it, Stress Away, Ningxia Red samples, and little sample sachets you can share or throw in your purse, all for $160! You save over $150 this way. At the same time, you automatically become a wholesale member which means you get 24% off everything! Become a wholesale member here!

Now, don’t let the term member scare you. There are no monthly minimums or order requirements. In order to keep your membership after one year, you just need to purchase about $50 worth of products the next year. If you don’t want to, that’s fine! No one is going to hunt you down – there are no penalties or cancellation fees and you could reinstate your membership at any time.

Young Living's 6 Premium Starter Kit Options

Check out Young Living’s 6 options for Premium Starter Kits! There is the:

  • Dewdrop Diffuser (great for small bedrooms and offices)
  • Rainstone Diffuser (a luxurious diffuser with a remote and spa music)
  • Bamboo Diffuser (great for larger bedrooms and small living rooms, kitchen, dining room, etc.)
  • Aria Diffuser (the mac-daddy of all diffusers – comes with changing LED lights, a remote and spa music, and is good for larger living spaces)

Young Living's Essential Rewards Program Explained

Now, remember those three categories I mentioned earlier? The third category is that you KNOW you want to try the oils and become a member, and you’d like to order on a regular basis to keep your family well and healthy for the long term. If that’s you, then I recommend the Essential Rewards program!

Once you’re a member and find you’ve really been able to replace your medicine cabinet and cleaning supplies with essential oils, it really makes sense to join the Essential Rewards program and anyone who does gets a free Diffuser Necklace, this is retroactive as well.

So, what exactly is this program?

Young Living’s monthly program where you order 50 PV per month and earn 10-20% of your order total back in points AND get reduced, flat-rate shipping. Use those points as cash to get free oils!

How to Earn Points Back

When you’re with the company:

  • 1-6 months, you get 10% back in points
  • 7-12 months, you get 15% back in points
  • 13+ months, you get 20% back in points

Design Your Own Program

You can change your order every month, it does not have to be their recommended kits or products. You can change your ship date each month, too! Can’t do it one month? Get a grace month! No contract, no fees, no penalty fees.

I’ve used over 1,ooo points, which means I’ve gotten over $1,000 of free oils and products! I love the program.

Click Here to Buy Your Premium Starter Kit!

 

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Essential Oils for Love, Romance and Beauty

Essential Oils for Love, Romance and Care Webinar Notes

I love using my essential oils to help with romance and love! They are wonderful for supporting the emotions and lifting the mood with the natural, safe aroma. They are also safe and healthy for

Essential Oils for Love, Romance and Care Facebook Class

Empower Yourself With Knowledge!

We’ve gotta start with a little disclaimer info…I am not a medical professional. The information shared in this class is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any illness, nor is it meant to replace professional medical attention or advice. Advice and testimonies are all based on use of Young Living brand of oils specifically. Use and application of this information is done solely at your own risk.

I am not an expert, and the great news is, you don’t need to be an expert to make better choices for your health and wellness! It just takes some research and experimentation. There are many wonderful reference guides, books and resources available about how to use essential oils. Find them at places like Amazon, Life Science Publishing, and abundanthealth4u.com. Ask your sponsor for more details and which books are their favorites!

I believe that when you give the body the support it needs, it can then heal itself.

What Are Essential Oils?What are Essential Oils and Why Do We Use Them?

Essential oils and essential oil infused supplements help antioxidant support in our body.

Essential oils are steam distilled or pressed from plants – from the leaves, roots, bark, stems, rinds or seeds.

They are much more concentrated, and therefore, more potent than dried herbs. 1 drop of peppermint oil is the same as 26 cups of peppermint tea! 1 drop of lemon oil is the same as 16 lemon rinds!

They are the lifeblood of the plant that initiates regeneration into the cells. They support the immune system of plants, and they work the same for humans. Anything that our blood does for us is what the essential oils do for the plant.

Essential oils can quickly penetrate the tissues of the skin, and from there diffuse throughout the body in the blood and tissues

They can affect the body at the cellular level by supporting cellular health and normal cellular regeneration and by supporting the immune system.

Essential oils work synergistically with the body to support normal body processes because they are recognized by the body as nutrients.

Oxygenate the cell, support the body’s natural detoxification processes, make cells more permeable, defend against unwanted guests in our bodies. Some can cross the blood brain barrier, like Cedarwood, Vetiver, and lavender. Those oils are helpful for supporting ALL body systems ­- skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, nervous, respiratory, lymphatic, urinary, reproductive and integumentary body systems.

Each oil, just like every living thing, carries a scientifically measurable frequency.  Essential oils have the capacity to raise your body frequency. The more you are applying oils on yourself and family, the higher your body frequency and the potential for better overall health increases. Use them often for best results.

Essential oils also carry an antioxidant value called the ORAC score. ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity which is basically the oils capacity to inhibit free radicals. When you think of an antioxidant what do you think of? Blueberries. Well, clove essential oil contains the highest ORAC value at over 1 million vs. blueberries at 2400.

Young Living's Seed to Seal Commitment to Quality

So, there are a ton of essential oil companies out there, with new ones popping up all the time. How do you know which one to trust? Well, I got started when I

YL is the oldest, most trusted, most well-respected EO company in the world. With more than 25 years of research experience, we are the only company with our own farms, offering a Seed to Seal guarantee.

This Seal to Seal guarantee is the heart of YL’s commitment to purity and authenticity.

From the time the seed is planted until the oil is bottled, Young Living provides the most rigorous, quality controls possible to ensure that every one of their members and customers receives the oils exactly as they were intended by nature with as many molecular components as possible.

Global EO market is expected to reach $12 billion by 2022, up from $6 billion in 2014, according to recent market research.

Why? 2 reasons.

Growing consumer awareness regarding health benefits associated with EO’s & supplements.

Growth in the organic product industry has also prompted many people to want to ditch toxic chemicals in their homes.

Does that sound like you? Is that why you started using Essential Oils?

An exorbitant amount of plant matter is required to make a single ounce of Essential Oils, yet there is a ton of demand.

Unfortunately, many essential oil companies have been looking for new ways to develop essential oil substitutes created from essential oil compounds, which results in a lot of undereducated consumers looking for that inexpensive, cheap essential oil and thinking that what they’re getting is pure and natural, when it’s not. It’s made in a lab with chemicals, not harvested from a plant.

Two decades ago, Gary Young started Young Living from very humble beginnings on a remote farm in Idaho, using a pressure cooker for a distiller.

YL has grown into the world-wide leader in pure, therapeutic grade essential oils (not made in a lab, but from plants!) with over $1 billion in revenue annually, with a presence in markets and with farms all over the globe.

YL is a purpose-driven company, bringing greater wellness and abundance to people all over the world.

In fact, their mission is to bring oils into every single home in the world!

In 2014, their active members and sales more than doubled!

Romantic Massage Oils with Natural Ingredients and Essential Oils

You don’t always have to leave the house and spend a ton to have a romantic, spa experience at home! Start with a luxurious massage oil like Relaxation or Sensation massage oils.

Relaxation is going to have both a relaxing effect with the ylang ylang, lavender, and bergamot; and a stimulating effect with the spearmint, peppermint and coriander.

Sensation has two essential oils – rosewood and jasmine which are very romantic scents. It helps to get women in the mood

Massage wherever desired and enjoy spending time with one another!

Create an Atmosphere of Romance with Essential Oils

Creating an atmosphere of relaxation and romance is as easy as diffusing essential oils. You could also use these oils to massage on the body or put in a spray bottle to make a body, hair or sheet spray!

Combinations to try:

  • Ylang Ylang and Bergamot (very romantic, could add Cedarwood or Palo Santo for more depth)
  • Joy and Lemon (happy and uplifting, while also romantic)
  • Stress Away and Peppermint (very relaxing with a bit of stimulation)
  • Release and Ylang Ylang (relaxing and flowery)
  • Joy and Lavender (lifts the mood and relaxes)
  • Sensation (seductive, very romantic)

Sensation Essential Oil Blend from Young Living

Sensation is a wonderfully fragrant, powerfully romantic blend that is extremely uplifting and refreshing. It was formulated to enhance the enjoyment of special moments, if you catch my drift (wink, wink).

It contains coriander, ylang ylang, bergamot, jasmine and geranium so it has a very flowery, romantic scent with a bit of spice from the coriander.

Dilute with your favorite carrier oil (coconut oil makes a very nice personal lubricant!) to create an all-natural, safe and stimulating massage oil or personal lubricant. It would also be wonderful to diffuse.

Suggested application – inner thighs and other personal areas.

Sensation Hand and Body Lotion

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.

Contains ylang ylang, coriander, bergamot, jasmine, & geranium essential oils.

Romantic Body and Sheets Spray with Essential Oils

Avoid the body and linen sprays and perfumes found in stores that are loaded with toxic chemicals and irritate the respiratory system, and opt to make one yourself with just essential oils, water and a dash of salt! This is a romantic and refreshing blend that will stimulate and relax the mind at the same time.

Supplies:

  • 1 two ounce glass spray bottle (where to buy)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 10 drops of your favorite romantic essential oils
  • Water (about 2 oz.)

Instructions:

  • Drop the pinch of salt in the bottom of your spray bottle
  • Add the 10 drops of essential oils.
  • Fill the rest with water.
  • Shake well. Shake well before each use.

There are so many oil combinations you can try, but here are the two most romantic blends that Young Living has formulated.

Lady Sclareol™ was designed as an exquisite fragrance. A seductive blend of nature’s most aromatic and skin-pampering essential oils, Lady Sclareol creates a beguiling and alluring perfume. It contains Geranium, Coriander, Vetiver, Orange, Clary, Bergamot, Ylang ylang, Royal Hawaiian™ sandalwood, Spanish sage, Jasmine, Idaho blue spruce, Spearmint, and Hinoki. Wow, what a blend!

Again, Sensation is a blend of coriander, ylang ylang, bergamot, jasmine, & geranium.

Essential Oils for the Ladies for Emotional and Hormone Balance

Let’s get honest, girls, most of us have a hard time getting in and staying in the mood. Sometimes our minds wander as we check off our to-do lists and think about the huge pile of dirty laundry and dishes. We need extra help to focus, but sometimes it’s much more and is a hormonal issue, where our estrogen and progesterone levels are not well balanced and we have little to no desire at all. Get your hormones in check with these two blends.

Dragon Time™ is a blend of calming and soothing essential oils, including clary sage, which contains natural phytoestrogens – the perfect choice for women’s emotions during special times and needs. Its balancing properties make it a perfect choice for supporting normal, healthy emotions during the female monthly cycle. Dragon Time is recommended for young and mature women. It contains Clary sage, fennel, lavender, marjoram, yarrow, and jasmine. It helps to balance estrogen.

Progessence™ Plus serum is a pure, harmonizing serum that is designed specifically for women. Along with wild yam and vitamin E, Progessence Plus is formulated with Frankincense, Bergamot, and Peppermint essential oils for optimal results.

Personal Testimony – I use Progessence Plus during that time of the month every month. It has regulated my periods – (sorry if this is TMI, but…) I have normal flow (was extreme before), no more cramps and my moods are much more balanced. I can’t live without this little bottle, and neither can my husband! It helps to balance progesterone. I have also noticed a nice jump in my romantic desires!

I apply 2 drops to each of my forearms (per the directions) during the whole time of the month.

Essential Oils for Men from Young Living

Even though it’s harder to talk about, sometimes even men need a confidence boost when it comes to romance. Here are two oils that have very masculine scents, but are also emotionally strengthening and empowering.

Shutran is an empowering essential oil blend that is specially designed for men to boost feelings of masculinity and confidence. Its inspiring aroma appeals to both men and women, and although used like a cologne, Shutran does not contain any synthetic ingredients. Instead, it is formulated with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils, including the exclusive-to-Young-Living Idaho Blue Spruce, a refreshing, invigorating essential oil to both body and mind.

It contains lots of manly oils like Idaho blue spruce, Ocotea, Hinoki, Ylang ylang coriander, Davana, cedarwood, lemon, and lavender.

Valor is an empowering combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Renowned for its strengthening qualities, Valor enhances an individual’s internal resources. It has also been found to help energy alignment in the body.

It contains spruce, rosewood, blue tansy and frankincense in a base of coconut oil.

 ART Beauty Masque from Young LivingThe ART® Beauty Masque is a premium, orchid-based formula designed to nurture skin and leave it looking healthier and more radiant. Our blend of exotic orchid petals and pure essential oils nourishes and fortifies the most delicate areas of the face, helping promote a more vibrant and youthful appearance. Suitable for all skin types.

The Premium Starter Kit with Young Living - the best and easiest way to get started with essential oils!

See my Premium Starter Kit unboxing video here!

There are 6 Premium Starter Kit Options with Young Living

Now, of those of you reading, who are already Young Living lovers and users?

If not, then you probably fall into one of three categories.

The first, is that you’ve realized throughout this class that this really isn’t for you and you aren’t interested in trying these oils and products. And if that’s you, that’s okay! Saying “no” is good and probably the best decision for you.

The second is that you’re interested and would like to give these oils a shot! If that’s you, then I suggest you start with this Premium Starter Kit so that you can try the oils, supplements and diffuser and see if they work well for you and your family, to see if they are a good fit.

Now, I want to share with you how you can get these products as wholesale prices, because they are not sold down at Whole Foods or your corner Walgreens. The oils and products sold there are much less potent, and some are even adulterated. But Young Living’s oils are very high quality, therapeutic grade oils.

The way that Young Living has decided to sell them is through individual members sharing with others – they don’t pay for an advertising department and use us instead so we can offer you support. When you buy oils in store or online from just anywhere, you won’t get a team of support helping you learn how to use the oils. And especially when you join my team! We offer monthly Facebook classes, webinars, promotions, giveaways and blog posts so you are always learning!

You can purchase an Everyday Oils set for $163 and that would be the retail price. No sale or discount. But there’s a much cheaper way to get them and that’s as a wholesale member!

You can actually get this Everyday Oils set, plus a home diffuser, PLUS this little starter kit with an extra oil in it, Stress Away, Ningxia Red samples, and little sample sachets you can share or throw in your purse, all for $160! You save over $150 this way. At the same time, you automatically become a wholesale member which means you get 24% off everything!

Now, don’t let the term member scare you. There are no monthly minimums or order requirements. In order to keep your membership after one year, you just need to purchase about $50 worth of products the next year. If you don’t want to, that’s fine! No one is going to hunt you down – there are no penalties or cancellation fees and you could reinstate your membership at any time.

The Essential Rewards Program with Young Living

Now, remember those three categories I mentioned earlier? The third category is that you KNOW you want to try the oils and become a member, and you’d like to order on a regular basis to keep your family well and healthy for the long term. If that’s you, then I recommend the Essential Rewards program!

Once you’re a member and find you’ve really been able to replace your medicine cabinet and cleaning supplies with essential oils, it really makes sense to join the Essential Rewards program and anyone who does gets a free Diffuser Necklace, this is retroactive as well!

So, what exactly is this program?

Young Living’s monthly program where you order 50 PV per month and earn 10-20% of your order total back in points AND get reduced, flat-rate shipping. Use those points as cash to get free oils!

How to Earn Points Back

When you’re with the company:

  • 1-6 months, you get 10% back in points
  • 7-12 months, you get 15% back in points
  • 13+ months, you get 20% back in points

Design Your Own Program

You can change your order every month, it does not have to be their recommended kits or products. You can change your ship date each month, too! Can’t do it one month? Get a grace month! No contract, no fees, no penalty fees.

Use over 200 points, which means I’ve gotten over $200 of free oils and products! I love the program.

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New Year, New You with Essential Oils – Webinar Notes

New Year, New Healthier YOU with Essential Oils - a FREE Webinar!

We all want to be thin and look amazing in a swimsuit, right? But getting to that point can certainly be h.a.r.d. hard! Temptation for food that is less than ideal comes at us from all angles, and our jobs and lifestyles keep us sedentary. Then the weight control products that are out there are nothing less than dangerous – full of caffeine, ephedrine, frankenfood and more. But there is a better way! Come learn how essential oils and products infused with oils can help support your metabolism and endocrine system so you can be healthy and the right way from the inside out. No gimmicks, no crazy program. Just real food and products from nature herself.

New Year, New You with Essential Oils - a full class

I did a webinar on this and here’s the video!

And here are the slides and notes from the webinar!

(for the beginning of the webinar, please go see the slides from my Discover Essential Oils class, here)

No Diets Needed, Just Real Food

Just Real Food, Please!

The importance of eating real food cannot be understated when it comes to your health and weight management. No diets are necessary when you are eating food that your body can actually use as fuel!

Real food is defined as something that contains all real ingredients and in general, there are 5 or less ingredients. Focus on the INGREDIENT labels, not the nutritional labels. Know what you are eating!

Organic is best as when we eat foods grown with pesticides and herbicides, trace amounts do get into our systems and contribute to toxic buildup in our bodies over time.

Check out the EWG’s Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists – they are the foods that are grown with the most chemicals (like apples and berries) and should be avoided if not organic, and the ones that are safer to eat non-organic (like bananas and avocados).

Some tips: shop the perimeter of the grocery store where the produce, meat and dairy are.

Biggest complaint of eating real, organic food is that it’s more expensive. It’s not fair, but organic farms are not subsidized by the government and they have to pay extra fees and taxes. But it’s about priorities – many are happy to pay hundreds of dollars a month for TV, internet and phone services, but won’t pay more for good food. Something else in the budget may have to be sacrificed – but if you don’t pay for real food now, you’ll pay for it with your healthcare bills and quality of life later.

Click here to read more on real food! 
Where to find real food for less.

Young Living's Slique Tea and Slique Essence Essential Oil Blend

Slique Tea and Slique Essence

Slique Tea is an exotic drink from Young Living that has been formulated with natural ingredients to help support individual weight goals. This blend is rich in flavonoids, a dietary compound generally associated with helping maintain certain normal, healthy body functions. It also contains polyphenols, which may be useful as part of a guilt-free weight-management regimen when combined with a healthy diet and physical activity. This unique blend is enhanced with 100% pure therapeutic grade Frankincense powder.

Contains: Jade oolong tea, inulin, ocotea leaf (Ocotea quixos), Ecuadorian cacao powder, vanilla essential oil, frankincense powder (Boswellia sacra), and natural stevia extract.

Slique Essence Essential Oil Blend combines grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, spearmint, and ocotea with stevia extract in a unique blend that supports healthy weight management goals. These ingredients work together to help control hunger, especially when used in conjunction with Slique Tea or the Slique Kit. The pleasant citrus combination of grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon essential oils adds a flavorful and uplifting element to any day with the added support of spearmint that may help with digestion. Ocotea essential oil adds an irresistible, cinnamon-like aroma to help control hunger, while stevia adds an all-natural sweetener that provides a pleasant taste with no added calories.

Slique Slim Caps - a natural way to maintain a healthy weight

Slique Slim Caps

Slique Slim Caps contain two powerful, patent-pending formulas that combine essential oils, dietary fibers, and other key ingredients into a dynamic, dual-action weight-management supplement. When taken as directed, Slique Slim Caps may help in managing satiation—which plays a factor in weight gain.

Healthy Snacking with Slique Bars (coated in dark chocolate!)

Slique Snack Bars – All Real and Tasty!

I have tried these myself and they are delicious! They are a great way to replace dessert if you are accustomed to having something sweet after a meal.

To support any weight-management plan, Slique® Bars are loaded with exotic baru nuts and wholesome almonds, which promote satiety when combined with protein and fiber. We also use a potato skin extract that, when ingested, triggers the release of cholecystokinin in the body, increasing the duration of feelings of fullness.

Slique® Bars deliver essential nutrients from a unique superfruit blend of golden berries and wolfberries, plus pure Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Orange essential oils. This dual-target satiety approach and medley of exotic fruits, nuts, and potato skin extract create a nutritious, stimulant-free snack to help you feel fuller, longer.

  • High in fiber
  • Gluten-free
  • No trans fat
  • No preservatives
  • Manages satiety
  • Potato skin extract triggers the release of cholecystokinin (CCK) in the body, increasing the duration of feelings of fullness.
  • A mix of exotic nuts and berries, featuring baru nuts, golden berries, and wolfberries, delivers delicious taste and promotes fullness when combined with protein and high levels of fiber.
  • A proprietary essential oil blend of Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Orange essential oils helps moderate cravings.

Ingredients: Organic dark chocolate (Cane sugar, Chocolate liquor, Cocoa butter, Soy lecithin, Vanilla extract), Baru nuts, Almonds, Honey, Chicory root inulin, Dates, Coconut, Cacao nibs, Golden Berries, Bing cherries, Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum), Quinoa crisps, Chia seeds, Potato skin extract, Sea salt, Vanilla† (Vanilla planifolia) essential oil, Sunflower lecithin, Orange† (Citrus sinensis) peel oil, Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)† bark oil

Slique Gum with Frankincense Resin

Slique Gum

This gum is very different that the gum you are probably used to…but that’s a good thing because it’s made of all real ingredients and doesn’t contain harmful things like aspartame.

Ancient travelers throughout the Middle East used raw frankincense resin for its nutritional content and ability to help control hunger. Slique™ Gum offers those same benefits in a modern delivery system that helps control food cravings and improve oral health.

Frankincense Resin (Boswellia frereana), Gumbase, Isomalt, Sorbitol, Natural Flavors, Calcium Stearate, Natural Sweeteners, Colors (Red Cabbage Juice, Turmeric,), Slimming Fresh Mint Essential Oil Blend: (Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) Oil, Spearmint (Mentha Spicata) Leaf Oil], Xylitol

Slique Assist Kit - an easy way to tackle weight management, naturally and safely

Slique Assist Kit

The benefit of getting these products in a kit is that you’ll get them for a bundled, cheaper price that if you purchase the items individually. For a little assistance slimming into the new you, Slique™ Assist includes the Slique Maintain collection, plus Slique Bars and Slique Gum. This kit includes: (1) Slique Tea (4) Slique Gum, 8 ct. (1) Slique Essence (2) Slique Bars, 6 pk. This can only be purchased through Young Living.

Slique Advanced Kit - A Fast Track to Natural Weight Management

Slique Advanced Kit

The perfect way to put your weight-management goals on the fast track is to jump ahead with Slique™ Advanced. This collection contains the Slique Assist collection, plus Slique Slim Caps. This kit includes: (1) Slique Tea (1) Slique Slim Caps, 30 packages (4) Slique Gum, 8 ct. (1) Slique Essence (2) Slique Bars, 6 pk

Slique Complete Kit - The Complete Way to Have a Healthy Weight Naturally and Safely

Slique Complete Kit

The ultimate collection for healthy weight management and optimal nutritional support, Slique™ Complete contains everything found In the Slique Advanced collection, plus Balance Complete™ meal replacement shakes and NingXia Red®.

Balance Complete Meal Replacement from Young Living

Balance Complete Meal Replacement

Balance Complete™ is a super-food-based meal replacement that is both a powerful nutritive energizer and a cleanser. Offering the benefits of Ningxia wolfberry powder, brown rice bran, barley grass, extra virgin coconut oil, aloe vera, cinnamon powder, and our premium whey protein blend, Balance Complete is high in fiber, high in protein, and contains the good fats, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals needed for a nutritionally dynamic meal. Balance Complete also features Young Living’s proprietary V-Fiber™ blend, which supplies an amazing 11 grams of fiber per serving, absorbs toxins, and satisfies the appetite while balancing the body’s essential requirements.

Pure Protein Complete - A natural, safe protein drink for active people!

 

Pure Protein Complete

This protein powder makes a delish drink! Combine it with fruits, chia seeds, flax oil and other healthy bits to create a delicious drink that you can have on the go.

  • Excellent source of protein – 25 grams per serving!
  • Supports the body’s need for protein
  • Provides a full range of Amino Acids including: D-aspartic acid, Threonine, L-serine, Glutamic acid, Glycine, Alanine, Valine, Methionine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Lysine, Histidine, Arginine, Proline, Hydroxyproline, Cystine, Tryptophan, and Cysteine
  • Protein metabolism support
  • elevATP or Ancient peat and Apple extract supports ATP production, the energy currency of the body
  • No trans fat
  • rBGH-Free Whey
  • Soy-Free
  • Supports muscular system
  • Supports body in building lean muscle
  • Supports ATP production
  • Delivers amino acids
  • Supports energy levels
  • Post-workout muscle recovery

29.4oz/833gm

Digestion Help - Support Your Digestive System with the Cleansing Trio from Young Living

Digestion and Tummy Help – Cleansing Trio Kit

Digestion is key for proper weight management and overall health. It is so important that our bodies are able to assimilate the food we eat, otherwise it is stored in the cells as waste or eliminated. We cannot properly assimilate food that contains ingredients that are hard to digest (sugar, processed grains and dairy). A healthy digestive system is important for the proper functioning of all other systems because it absorbs nutrients that are used throughout the body.

Cleansing Trio™ Kit contains the products you need to begin improving your health through cleansing your system and eliminating waste by specifically supporting normal liver function.* Augmented with herbs that are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, fiber, and essential oils, the Cleansing Trio will give you new energy and an improved sense of well-being.

Kit includes: Essentialzyme, ComforTone, and ICP.

Essentialzyme – Essentialzyme™ is a bilayered, multienzyme complex caplet specially formulated to improve and balance digestive health and to stimulate overall enzyme activity to combat the modern diet. Essentialzyme contains tarragon, peppermint, anise, fennel, and clove essential oils to improve overall enzyme activity, reduce pancreatic stress, and support healthy pancreatic function.

ICP – ICP™ helps keep your colon clean with an advanced mix of fibers that scour out residues.* ICP provides ingredients such as psyllium, oat bran, and flax and fennel seeds to form a combination of soluble and insoluble fibers. Enhanced with a special blend of essential oils, the fibers work to decrease the buildup of wastes, improve nutrient absorption, and help maintain a healthy heart.* ICP provides three grams of soluble fiber and one gram of insoluble fiber per serving.

ComforTone – ComforTone® (capsules) is an effective combination of herbs and essential oils that support the health of the digestive system by eliminating residues from the colon and enhancing its natural ability to function optimally.* Because it supports normal peristalsis (the wave-like contractions that move food through the intestines), ComforTone is ideal for strengthening the system that delivers nutrients to the rest of the body.* It also contains ingredients that are beneficial to liver, gall bladder, and stomach health.*

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12 Essential Oils of Ancient Scripture (the Bible) – Webinar Notes and Video

12 Essential Oils of Ancient Scripture by Sara of My Merry Messy Life

Essential oils, though trendy now, are nothing new! In fact, there are over 200 references to them in the Bible, and there is evidence of them being used as far back as 3500 B.C. They are just as useful, if not more so, for us now as they were then. In this post, I’ll walk you through the Bible as we discover where 12 of the most popular oils of that time were found.

12 Essential Oils of Ancient Scripture - The Most Popular, Most Important Herbs and Oils of the Bible

Here’s my webinar where you can see a video of the whole class, 12 Essential Oils of the Bible!

It All Started At the Beginning of Creation…

Plants are mentioned at the very beginning of the Bible

It all started in Genesis, where right from the very beginning of the creation story, plants and herbs are mentioned. Plants are not only fundamental for our planet, they are intimately tied to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of people since the beginning of time. These passages support that notion.

Ezekiel 47:12 (KJV): “Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail.  They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary.  Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.  

Revelation 22:2 (KJV): “In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month.  The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”   

Essential Oils were Used Extensivley For Incense and Prayer in Ancient Times

Herbs, Oils and Essential Oils were Used for Incense and Prayer

Oils were essential to daily living back in Biblical times. In fact the word “oil” appears in the King James Version of the Bible 191 times – more than the words believe, grace and joy!

This doesn’t take into account the times generic references like odors, sweet savors, perfumes, balms and ointments were used. It also doesn’t include incense burners or even spices, which could include some fragrant herbs. Now, of course, not all of these oil mentions in the Bible were essential oils. The cruder olive oils were used for lighting of their lamps. The first press olive oil was used for cooking and flavoring of foods.

There are some mixed opinions on whether fragranced oils (early versions of essential oils) were truly essential oils or olive oil that was heavily infused with different herbs and plants. Distillation pots have been found as early as 3500 B.C., so it would be possible but no one knows for sure. Regardless, the 12 oils that I talk about in this kit are important and sacred plants because they are mentioned in the Bible and they were used in concentrated form.

Some of these fragranced oils were to make incense. I don’t know about you but I used to love incense but most are used with cheap and toxic fragrance chemicals. In fact, some people that today’s incense should never be used in the presence of young children due to its danger!

Ancient incense was very important and sacred.

Biblical References to Incense

In Exodus 30:34-35, the Lord actually gives Moses a Holy Incense recipe:

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Take fragrant spices—gum resin, onycha (on – ee – ka) and galbanum (gal – ba- nem) —and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts, and make a fragrant blend of incense, the work of a perfumer. It is to be salted and pure and sacred. Grind some of it to powder and place it in front of the ark of the covenant law in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy to you. Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves; consider it holy to the Lord. Whoever makes incense like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from their people.”

Later, in the book of Numbers, we learn by Aaron burning this incense along with prayer and intercession and it helped stop a plague that had killed nearly 15,000.

Numbers 16:46-50 New International Version (NIV)

Then Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer and put incense in it, along with burning coals from the altar, and hurry to the assembly to make atonement for them. Wrath has come out from the Lord; the plague has started.” So Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst of the assembly. The plague had already started among the people, but Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for them. He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped.

The incense was burned in the temples day and night without ceasing.

Holy Anointing Recipe from the Bible using Essential Oils

Oils were Used for Anointing in Ancient Times

Oil was also used for anointing and healing.

In Exodus, God also gives Moses a Holy Anointing Oil Recipe. I think it’s so cool that God is giving out recipes 🙂

As you can see, this one includes

  • Myrrh,
  • Cassia (cash – ah),
  • Cinnamon,
  • Calmus,
  • and it’s made in olive oil.

God says: “Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil. Then use it to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law, 27 the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand. You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy. Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests. Say to the Israelites, ‘This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come. Do not pour it on anyone else’s body and do not make any other oil using the same formula. It is sacred, and you are to consider it sacred. Whoever makes perfume like it and puts it on anyone other than a priest must be cut off from their people.’”

If you’re interested, 500 Shekels is about 12.5 lbs, and a hin is 1 gallon. So this recipe made up about 24 quarts of oil! You can imagine the cost of this oil blend! You can also see that this is a strong oil! Because of the chemical components of this oil would have been excellent cleaner, supporting the priests’ immunity as they were exposed to disease and handling animals daily. It was also supposed to cleanse the spirit. This blend was also put on wafers and unleavened bread and eaten, which shows that essential oils were used topically and internally.

Young Living’s Exodus II Essential Oil blend contains all four of the essential oils in the original recipe plus a few more for good measure. 

The Importance of Anointing

Now, let’s back up for a minute and talk about the practice of anointing which was big in Biblical times and unfortunately has become lost in today’s church.

The origin of anointing was from the shepherds of the day. Lice and other insects would often get into the wool of sheep, and when they got near the sheep’s head, they could burrow into the sheep’s ears and kill the sheep. So, ancient shepherds poured oil on the sheep’s head. This made the wool slippery, making it impossible for insects to get near the sheep’s ears because the insects would slide off. From this, anointing became symbolic of blessing, protection, and empowerment.

The New Testament Greek words for “anoint” are chrio (cree-O) which means “to smear or rub with oil” and, by implication, “to consecrate for office or religious service”; and aleipho (E-life-o), which means “to anoint.” In Bible times, people were anointed with oil to signify God’s blessing or call on that person’s life. A person was anointed for a special purpose—to be a king, to be a prophet, to be a builder, etc.

It is clear that a true Biblical anointing was not a small dot of veggie oil applied somewhere but a true anointing was usually more than that. It was usually a considerable amount of oil.

The Anointing of Aaron

Leviticus 8:10-12 -10: Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and everything in it, and so consecrated them. He sprinkled some of the oil on the altar seven times, anointing the altar and all its utensils and the basin with its stand, to consecrate them.  He poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him to consecrate him.

The Anointing of Saul

1 Samuel 16:12-13: Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.” So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David.”

1 Samuel 10:1:  “Then Samuel took a flask of olive oil and poured it on Saul’s head and kissed him, saying, “Has not the Lord anointed you ruler over his inheritance?”

The Anointing of David

1 Samuel 16-12-13: Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.” So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David.

The Anointing of Jesus

John 12:3:  “Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.”

Jesus and the Disciples Anointed People

When Jesus sent out his disciples, they relied on oils as well! 

Mark 6:12-13: They went out and preached that men should repent. And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.”

And finally, God Himself anoints Jesus. In Hebrews 1:8-9, God says to Christ as He returns triumphantly to heaven, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,” and God anoints Jesus “with the oil of gladness.”

The Amazing Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

Let’s start with an oil that is considered probably the most spiritual oil in the world, Frankincense. It’s been used in religious ceremonies for thousands and thousands of years.

The oil is extracted from the Boswellia (“Bos-WELL-ey-ah”) tree. The tree needs to be at least 40 years old before you can extract 1 drop of oil from it. In Biblical times, 40 years was very significant as it symbolized one generation. It also grows in the toughest conditions, even in dry soil and usually in rocks.

Egyptian tradition considered Frankincense to be a cure-all.

Ancient uses – holy anointing oil, enhance meditation, transitioning to death, embalming, perfume, anoint newborn sons of kings & priests. This is why it was brought to Jesus’s birth.

Suggestions on How to Use – Rub on chest and over lungs for a calming effect. Breathe deeply for emotional support. It is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for healthy looking skin. Diffuse for overall grounding and focusing effect. It is also in the Longevity supplement as some people like to ingest Frankincense Vitality oil for its health benefits. Anoint yourself, loved ones or sick individuals during prayer.

Biblical References to Frankincense Essential Oil

It is one of the most frequently mentioned healing oils of the Bible. It’s directly named 22 times. But we also see 54 references to holy incense, which I mentioned earlier, which included Frankincense in its recipe. The name itself is the word incense translated in Greek and Hebrew.

So, I’ve already shared the Exodus Holy Incense recipe but the most famous reference of Frankincense is in:

Matthew 2:11: And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”

It is also the last oil mentioned in the Bible! Revelations 18:13:And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.”

Myrrh Essential Oil and Its Health Benefits

Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh is actually from the frankincense family and it’s steam distilled from a resin. It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records from an ancient Egyptian list of prescriptions and recipes. It was also listed in Hildegard’s medicine, a book written by a highly regarded herbalist. It contains sesquiterpenes (ses-qua-tur-pains), which stimulate emotions and oxygenate the brain.

Ancient uses – fixative to prolong the life of fragrances of perfumes & ointments, used on umbilical cords, oral hygiene, inhaled during labor, and to make your outdoor environment comfortable.

Modern uses – is a very powerful antioxidant and so healthy for the skin – apply to cracked lips and fatigued skin. It is a helpful aid to meditation. Today, myrrh is widely used in oral hygiene products. Myrrh has a whopping ORAC of 3,193,813 (TE/L).

Myrrh is in several Young Living skin products and in the oil blends Gratitude, Humility and Hope.

Biblical References to Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh is the most popular and most mentioned oil in the Bible, mentioned 157 times! For good reason, too, because this oil is a fixative one, meaning that it helps other oils to hold their fragrances. It was used as a preservative. It was included in the Holy Incense and Holy Anointing oil recipes – why? Because it was a preserver. And it smells so good!

It is the first oil to be mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 37:25 and the story of Joseph.

“And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.”

Esther 2:12: “Myrrh makes a big appearance in the book of Esther. To be prepared as a bride for the King, Esther massaged with the oil of myrrh for six months. Emotionally, this oil provides a feeling of security, well being and balance. Since Esther was an orphan, perhaps preparing herself with this oil for so long helped to heal some of those emotional wounds before she got married.”

“For so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women.


It was also one of the first and last oils to be received by Jesus, first at his birth and last at the cross where it was offered in wine just before he was crucified to numb the pain of crucifixion but he didn’t take it.

Jesus’ mother Mary would have appreciated the gift of Myrrh as well since it was known to help women in postpartum with issues like stretched skin and stretch marks. It was also helpful to rub on the umbilical cord of the newborn to help the wound.

You can also read a lot about Myrrh and how it’s sweetness is compared to the love of God.

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Cedarwood Essential Oil and Its Health Benefits

Cedarwood Essential Oil

This oil is steam distilled from the bark of the Cedarwood trees. It has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. It is from the Pine family and we steam distill the bark to get the oil. Egyptians used this oil to embalm the dead and it was used in traditional medicine and incense in Tibet. It’s also the highest in sesquiterpenes, a whooping 98%,  and stimulates positive emotions.

Ancient uses – spiritual cleansing, disinfecting temple instruments, cosmetics, skin issues, to stimulate the mind and emotional cleansing, used with various medicines, embalming.  The “cedars of Lebanon” were used to build Solomon’s temple – fragrant and long lasting.

Modern uses – calming and grounding, helps support healthy skin, stimulates calming and peaceful emotions, great to diffuse before bedtime or big events.

Cedarwood is an important ingredient in Brain Power™, Grounding™, Highest Potential™ Essential Oil Blends, and Cel-Lite Magic™ massage oil.

Biblical References to Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood is mentioned 25 times in the Bible, in 8 books of the Bible.

Leviticus 14:49: “And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.”

Psalm 104: 16: “The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted”

Cypress Essential Oil and Its Health Benefits

Cypress Essential Oil

Cypress leaves and branches were a source of medicinal oil from ancient Egypt. You can almost tell by smelling the oil how powerful it can be – cleansing, clearing and supportive.

Ancient uses – The doors of St Peter’s cathedral are 1200 years old and are made out of Cypress.  They have no signs of aging which shows the durability of Cypress. The Island of Cypress is named after the tree – the custom of planting Cypress trees in Mediterranean cemeteries symbolized life after death – even today many cemeteries are graced with beautiful Cypress trees. Legend says the cross of Jesus was made of cypress wood. The Greek word Cypress means “live forever.”

Modern Uses – Cypress essential oil has a herbal, piney aroma promotes a sense of security and grounding. It is stabilizing and helpful for calming angry emotions.  It is also beneficial for oily or problematic skin. And can be invigorating when applied to tired or sluggish legs.

Biblical References to Cypress Essential Oil

Genesis 6:14: “So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.” (referring to Noah’s ark!)

Isaiah 14:8: “Indeed the cypress trees rejoice over you, And the cedars of Lebanon, Saying, ‘Since you were cut down, No woodsman has come up against us.’”

Sandalwood Essential Oil and Its Health Benefits

Sandalwood Essential Oil

This oil smells DIVINE! It is so soothing and is fantastic mixed with Orange oil for an aftershave or unisex cologne. This oil has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, and it is also high in sesquiterpenes at 90%! It’s used extensively in perfumes because of it’s rich and sweet fragrance. It is steam distilled from the bark of the Sandalwood tree.

Ancient uses – support lymphatic and cardiovascular system, calming the nerves, skin revitalization, aphrodisiac, meditation and prayer, and religious ceremonies and used in embalming. It was a treasured aromatic substance.

Modern Uses – Sandalwood is comforting and relaxing. It is a beautiful addition for skin care, aftershave, and perfume. Very popular in colognes… of course synthetic versions but women love the smell! Sandalwood is calming and emotionally balancing and is used for stress and unwinding. Sandalwood is in several Young Living oil blends including Brain Power, Gathering, and Inspiration.

To purchase this oil by itself, it is now sold as Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, and still has a rich, sweet, warm, and woody aroma that is sensual and romantic. The S. paniculatum tree is native to and found only on the island of Hawaii, where Young Living has a partner farm that practices sustainable reforestation farming management principles. Used traditionally as incense in religious ceremonies and for meditation, this oil is uplifting and relaxing. It is valued in skin care for its moisturizing and normalizing properties.

 

Biblical References to Sandalwood Essential Oil

Mentioned in the Bible several times… it was known as Aloe but the plant is what we now call Sandalwood.

Psalm 45:8: “All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia (CASH – AH); from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.”

John 19:39:  “And there came also Nicodemus which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pound weight.”

Cassia Essential Oil and Its Health Benefits

Cassia Essential Oil

It is steam distilled from the branches, leaves, and petioles of the tree.

Ancient Uses – ingredient in Moses’ holy anointing oil. It is rich in biblical history and is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, the “Ebers Papyrus” dating from the 16th century BC. Historically, it was used for a natural remedy to support healthy immunity. Cassia is found in Young Living’s oil blend Exodus II.

Modern Uses – Supports feelings of well-being, some like to use as a perfume. High in antioxidants with a 15,170 on the ORAC chart. Always mix with a carrier oil since this is a hot oil and can cause skin irritations.

Biblical References to Cassia Essential Oil

Cassia is mentioned in the Bible over 50 times, and it’s included in the Holy Anointing Oil recipe from Exodus!

Exodus 30:24 – “And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin.”

Psalm 45:8 – “All your robes are fragrant with myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.”

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Spikenard Essential Oil and Its Health Benefits

Spikenard is a very spiritual oil and comes from the same plant family as Valerian.

Ancient Uses – It has been used in Egypt, and by priests and kings, as anointing oil and to induce mediation. It was very expensive and only people of high ranking had it. It is distilled from the plant roots. It was highly regarded in India as a perfume, health-supporting herb, and skin tonic. 

Modern Uses – Spikenard, a health-supporting herb and soothing oil, supports relaxation with a calming scent. Spikenard is high in antioxidants with an ORAC of 548,266

Helps with calming and soothing emotions… great skin support and can be used as a natural perfume.

Biblical References to Spikenard

Spikenard is mentioned about 17 times in the Bible. Here are a few of them!

Song of Solomon 1:12 – “While the king is at his table my oil of Spikenard send forth its fragrance.”

Song of Solomon 4:13 – ‘Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates with pleasant fruits; camphor (cam-fur) with spikenard.”

Most famously, John 12:3  – “Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.”

Hyssop Essential Oil and Its Health Benefits

Hyssop Essential Oil

Hyssop means “holy herb” in Hebrew. It has an earthy and woodsy aroma that is slightly sweet and was very popular in Biblical times – known for cleansing. It is steam distilled from stems and leaves.

Ancient Uses – used for spiritual cleansing –  it was used to cleanse, purify and even to “forgive sins.” It has been used for meditation and rituals as well. Hyssop has an approximate ORAC of 209,167.

Modern Uses – Hyssop is ImmuPower which supports a healthy immune system and Relieve It, which can help for occasional body soreness. Hyssop is also great for overall emotional health.

Biblical References to Hyssop

Hyssop is mentioned a dozen times in the Bible.

Psalm 51:7 7: “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” (David, after he committed adultery)

Exodus 12:22: “Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning.” (Passover; very protective oil)

Myrtle Essential Oil and Its Health Benefits

Myrtle Essential Oil

Myrtle is derived from Latin, the word means “chaste beauty.” It is steam distilled from leaves and has a clear, fresh scent, similar to eucalyptus.

Ancient uses – religious ceremonies, purify from ritual uncleanliness. Myrtle oil supports the respiratory system, skin, hair and nails, it has been researched for its effects on glandular imbalances including thyroid. It is also helpful for meditation and lifting the spirit. High in antioxidants and balancing of the female and male energies.

Dr. Pineal, a world known researcher of the uses of therapeutic essential oils, studied Myrtle for balancing glandular system and thyroid. Singers love this oil because it helps to clear the voice.

Biblical References to Myrtle Essential Oil

Mentioned in the Bible six times. In Esther 2:7, Esther is referred to as Hadassah which is the Hebrew name for Myrtle!

Nehemiah 8:15:And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.”

Isaiah 55:13: “Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

Cistus (Rose of Sharon) Essential Oil and Its Health Benefits

Cistus Essential Oil

Rose of Sharon or Cistus essential oil is found in the fertile plains between Jaffa and Mount Carmel in Israel. Sharon is the Mediterranean coastal plain between Joppa and Caesarea. In the time of Solomon it was a place of great fertility. Since Cistus looks like a rose, there the name is derived. It has soft, fruity smell with honey overtones. It is a calming and uplifting oil that stimulates the five senses.

Ancient Uses: Cistus was first noticed by shepherds thousands of years ago. Sheep and goats grazing in the fields would pick up the gum of the shrub in their coats. The shepherds noticed that cuts and scrapes returned to normal quicker when they rubbed their hands in the gum trying to get it out of the coat! Historically it was also used for respiratory support.

Modern Uses: Cistus essential oil is spiritual oil and has been used for centuries for meditation. It opens the third eye and oxygenates the brain. Calming and uplifting, it is helpful for finding emotional balance and in counseling. 

Cistus is in ImmuPower, which contains oils that support a healthy immune system. It has an approximate ORAC of 38,648.

Biblical References to Cistus Essential Oil

Jesus is referred to as a “Rose of Sharon” in many verses, which refers to Cistus. The cistus plant looks like a rose, but doesn’t have any thorns, so a bride

Song of Solomon 2:1: “I am a Rose of Sharon, a lily of valleys.”

Isaiah 35:1 “Let the desert and dry region be happy; let the wilderness rejoice and bloom like a lily!” (it was also referred to as a lily)

Onchya Essential Oil and Its Health Benefits

Onycha Essential Oil

Onycha means “nail,” “claw,” “hoof,” and also “onyx,” a precious stone. The form “onycha” was perhaps chosen to avoid confusion with “onyx,” the stone. It is an essence that’s extracted from the gum resin. When it is mixed with alcohol it is referred to as tincture of benzoin. Benzoin tincture was used for over 200 years in hospitals prior to World War II as an antiseptic and historically was used for respiratory support.

Its spicy and hot aroma is soothing and calming. Onycha has a wonderful aroma of vanilla because it contains vanilla aldehyde, also found in the vanilla plant. It is steam distilled from the resin of the tree.

Ancient Uses: Onycha essential oil was known as a cleanser, which was why it was part of the Holy recipe. It made sure the area used for sacrifices was free of disease, cleansed and purified.

Modern Uses: Onycha oil also can cleanse and purify the spirit. It helps to promote feelings of liberation and freedom. Calming the emotions, wound cleansing, support healthy looking skin. It also stimulates the five senses: touch, feeling, hearing, sight and taste. Helps co-dependents find more balance. Benzoin is a “warm” oil that may supports emotions and blistered, chapped and weathered skin.

Available only in the 12 oils of ancient scripture kit. Do not diffuse, it may plug up the diffuser.

Biblical References to Onycha Essential Oil

This plant only shows up in Exodus 30:34 as an ingredient of the sacred incense.

Galbanum Essential Oil and Its Health Benefits

Galbanum Essential Oil

Ancient Uses: Galbanum essential oil is ancient anointing oil and was commonly combined with frankincense as holy incense. Spiritually it was used to enhance meditation by the ancient Egyptians and by Moses and Christ. Holy incense was to be burned 24 hours a day in temple.

One of the most interesting things to note about this oil, is the fact that is significantly increases the vibrational frequency of other oils despite the fact that its own frequency is not very high (56)! When it is combined with other oils like frankincense or sandalwood, the frequency rises dramatically.

Modern Uses: Galbanum supports the immune, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and other body systems. It is also useful as an aid for troubled or mature skin. Galbanum has an earthy aroma. It is called a sacrificial fragrance that allows for the shedding of old ideas and attitudes. Its odor helps in seeing the path ahead. It is grounding, yet leads to a surrendering to God.

Biblical References to Galbanum Essential Oil

This plant only shows up in Exodus 30:34 as an ingredient of the sacred incense. Why was this lowly, earthy oil included in the Holy Anointing Oil Recipe? Some believe it represents the sinners who needed redemption, that it balanced the blend of oils. 

The 12 Oils of Ancient Scripture (Bible) Kit from Young Living

So there you have it! The 12 Oils of Ancient Scripture (Bible). These do come in a very special kit from Young Living. It contains the 12 most significant oils found in the Bible, PLUS a special CD where Young Living founder, Gary Young, draws on his travels to biblical lands and explains the twelve oils.

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How to Have Superhero Immunity with Essential Oils & Supplements

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For essential oils basics, please click here to read my Essential Oils 101 class.

Oregano Essential Oil - A Powerhouse for the Immune System

Oregano includes the naturally occurring constituent carvacrol. I suggest Googling carvacrol and you’ll see the amazing things it does in our bodies! Oregano, when taken as a dietary supplement, supports a healthy lifestyle regimen and may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods and your favorite savory recipes. Oregano is an important ingredient in ImmuPower™ and a key oil in the Raindrop Technique®.

Sacred Mountain Essential Oil Blend - A grounding, woodsy scented oil that supports the immune system!

Sacred Mountain is a blend of spruce, ylang ylang, Idaho Balsam Fir, and Cedarwood. This oil is very stabilizing and grounding and has such a relaxing, peaceful scent! The spruce, fir and cedarwood are wonderful for the respiratory system and overall immunity. As an added bonus, it helps balance emotions and deal with stress!

Frankincense and Lemon Essential Oils keep your immune system healthy and strong and are safe enough for children and infants!

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) includes the naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid (which again, I suggest Googling that constituent), and has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. Diffuse Frankincense during meditation for grounding and purpose. Applying this oil topically may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin especially on the face of those who are aging, and is excellent to use for massage after activity.

  • Inhale frankincense essential oil after lunch to spiritually refocus.
  • Rub frankincense essential oil on the bottom of your feet to help alleviate nervous energy and support the immune system

Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene. Lemon may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. It is cleansing, energizing and provides both immune & circulatory support

Mineral Essence - an important supplement for overall health and immunity

Mineral Essence™ is a balanced, full-spectrum ionic mineral complex enhanced with essential oils. According to two time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling PhD. “You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” Ionic minerals are the most fully and quickly absorbed form of minerals available.

ImmuPower Essential Oil Blend - powerful immune system support

Blend of Hyssop, Mountain Savory, Cistus, Ravintsara, Frankincense, Oregano, Clove, Cumin and Idaho Tansy

This is one of my go-to oils for when I don’t feel right. I put it on the bottoms of my feet 4 times a day until all feels right again.

Suggested Application:

  • Topical – around navel, chest, temples, wrists, under nose, or on Vita Flex points on the bottoms of the feet
  • Aromatically – diffuse up to 30 mins/3 times a day

Raven Essential Oil Blend - support the respiratory system with this powerful blend of eucalyptus and other oils!

Raven – Blend of ravintsara, lemon, wintergreen, peppermint, and eucalyptus radiata

I love this oil because it is uplifting with the lemon, peppermint and wintergreen and the eucalyptus really helps to support my sinuses.

Great blend for head tension and for the respiratory system.

Due to the wintergreen and peppermint, this is considered a hot oil, so dilute heavily.

Longevity Essential Oil - powerful antioxidant support for the immune system!Longevity™ essential oil contains antioxidants. May help protect the skin with applied topically. ESSENTIAL OILS: Thyme, Clove, Orange, Frankincense. 
Antioxidants help the body fight off free radicals which we are constantly coming into contact with through the chemicals found in our foods, homes, offices, cars, and from stress.

Inner Defense - An amazing supplement from Young Living that supports the immune system!

Contains clove, oregano, thyme, lemongrass, lemon, eucalyptus radiata, rosemary and cinnamon bark.

Packed full of powerhouse essential oils that are strong germ fighters. Diluted in virgin coconut oil and beeswax, this is a way to take the oils internally when you feel an illness coming on. Take 1-2 capsules a day or more when immune support is needed.

Super C Supplement - Whole Food Vitamin C Chewable tablet - all natural!

Super C combines pure Orange essential oil with a proprietary blend of camu camu, acerola, cherry, and rose hips fruit powder to create a powerful immune-supporting supplement. Together, these premium ingredients deliver desirable polyphenols, carotenoids, and optimal amounts of vitamin C in a convenient chewable tablet.

Thieves Spray and Hand Purifier - convenient way to keep germs away without triclosan or other toxic ingredients!
Here are two easy and convenient ways to stop germs, and they are natural and safe! Unlike antibiotic products in the store that contain triclosan (a carcinogen), these germ-fighters are powered by the Thieves essential oil blend.

Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier – it smells wonderful and works to cleanse and purify the hands when there is no access to water.

Thieves Spray – can be used on grocery shopping carts, toilet seats, doorknobs, countertops, and the hand to protect from dust, mold and undesirable microorganisms and some even use it in their mouths when they have a sore throat! This small bottle is perfect for traveling or keeping in your purse or backpack.
The Premium Starter Kit from Young Living - the Cheapest and Easiest Way to Get Started with Essential Oils

The Premium Starter Kit – the Cheapest and Easiest Way to Get Started

Now, I want to share with you how you can get these oils, because they are not sold down at Whole Foods or your corner Walgreens. The oils sold there are much less potent, and some are even adulterated. But Young Living’s oils are very high quality, therapeutic grade oils.

The way that Young Living has decided to sell them is through individual members sharing with others – they don’t pay for an advertising department and use us instead so we can offer you support. When you buy oils in store or online from just anywhere, you won’t get a team of support helping you learn how to use the oils. And especially when you join my team! We offer monthly Facebook classes, webinars, promotions, giveaways and blog posts so you are always learning!

You can purchase the oils we just discussed for $163 and that would be the retail price. No sale or discount. But there’s a much cheaper way to get them and that’s as a wholesale member!

You can actually get this Everyday Oils set, plus a home diffuser, PLUS this little starter kit with an extra oil in it, Stress Away, Ningxia Red samples, and little sample sachets you can share or throw in your purse, all for $160! You save over $150 this way. At the same time, you automatically become a wholesale member which means you get 24% off everything!

Now, don’t let the term member scare you. There are no monthly minimums or order requirements. In order to keep your membership after one year, you just need to purchase about $50 worth of products the next year. If you don’t want to, that’s fine! No one is going to hunt you down – there are no penalties or cancellation fees and you could reinstate your membership at any time.

Click Here to Buy Your Premium Starter Kit!

All the Options to Get Started with Young Living with a Premium Starter Kit

All the Options to Get Started with Young Living with a Premium Starter Kit

There are now six Premium Starter Kits that Young Living offers. The only thing that differs between the first four you see in the picture are the diffusers – one is a Dewdrop (reaches about 200 sq. feet), next is the home (250 sq. feet), Bamboo (350-400 sq. feet) and the Aria (reaches about 400 sq. feet, plays yoga music, has LED colored lights, and a remote!).

The other two kits are the Thieves Starter Kits and the NingXia Red Premium Starter Kits.

The Essential Rewards Program from Young Living - Save Money & Get FREE Oils and Products!

The Essential Rewards Program – Save Money, Get FREE Oils and Products!

Another way to save money that you’ll want to look into, is the optional, and I stress optional, Essential Rewards program. You get a monthly shipment on your doorstep of your favorite products from Young Living and earn store credit and get reduced shipping at the same time!

Think of Essential rewards like a frequent flyer program, or like Kohl’s cash. When you’re purchasing every month (which is easy to do when you see how well these oils work!), you’ll earn points back from your purchases that you can use as cash in the Young Living store. For instance, this past year I’ve earned about 700 points, which is $700 worth of FREE products! I have saved so much money, and am saving even more now that my percentage is at 20%

I’m also giving everyone who joins this program an aromatherapy necklace as well!

 

DISCLAIMER: Yep, I gotta say it. So, here it goes! I am not a medical professional. The information shared in this class is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any illness, nor is it meant to replace professional medical attention or advice. Advice and testimonies are all based on use of Young Living brand of oils specifically. Use and application of this information is done solely at your own risk.

I am not an expert, and the great news is, you don’t need to be an expert to make better choices for your health and wellness! It just takes some research and experimentation. There are many wonderful reference guides, books and resources available about how to use essential oils. Find them at places like Amazon, Life Science Publishing, and abundanthealth4u.com. Ask your sponsor for more details and which books are their favorites!

I believe that when you give the body the support it needs, it can then heal itself.

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Seven Powerful Statements & Oils to Use to Crush Negative Thinking

Seven Powerful Statements and Oils to Use to Crush Negative Thinking

Our words and thoughts are so much more powerful that we realize. Once I learned to start mastering my thoughts and words and not let them be the master of me, I found I was achieving success in all the areas of my life! So here are seven simple things you can say daily to train your brain to think positive, successful thoughts and not negative, self-sabotaging ones.

Seven Powerful Statements and Oils to Use to Crush Negative Thinking

“I’ll never finish that!” “Where’d all the time go?” “More dishes to wash? ARGH!” “I’m so sick of all of this laundry!” “I didn’t get around to working out AGAIN today, ugh. I feel like a failure.” “Oh man, I shouldn’t have eaten that, why’d I do that?” “I am so tired!” “These kids are driving me crazy!!” “I’ll never succeed at this. I don’t even know why I’m trying.”

How do you feel after reading statements like that? Excited? Motivated? Ready to crush your goals and make your dreams happen? Hmm, I think not. I feel blech just writing all that negativity, let alone saying it. These are the kinds of thoughts that I let rule in my mind and heart all day long every day. It’s no wonder I struggled with being happy and content with my pretty awesome life (I really had no reason to complain) (read my other post on how I conquered complaining!).

What is the Oola Life?

So I was really excited to attend a personal development seminar put on my the Oola Life company in Las Vegas, NV last week. I have done a ton of personal development over the past two years, really peeling back the layers of my heart, mind, emotions and intentions and faced things I was afraid to face about myself. But once I did, I found FREEDOM and have been able to break through things like negative, limited thinking, complaining, envy, jealousy, fear and more. It has helped my businesses (blog and Young Living), my marriage, my mothering and my JOY. It is so worth it!

How to Make These Statements, Bands and even Essential Oils WORK to Renew Your Mind

Psalms 139:33 says, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.” We can train our brains and our thoughts, just like we train in the gym and work out. In fact, it’s necessary for overall health and wellness. I really don’t believe we are born knowing how to believe the best, the good, the positive. We are born like animals – fighting for survival and for our own needs and it’s something we are supposed to unlearn as we grow into civilized toddlers and children from our parents. So, train your brain just like you train your body!

Oola Affirmation BandsOne of the things I loved about the Oolapalooza conference was the positive affirmation bands we were given and the sentences written on them. They are so powerful! I wholeheartedly believe in saying them morning and night outloud to yourself everyday until you see a shift in your mind to believe these statements. Once you believe them, you’ll start to LIVE them out naturally in everyday life. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7)

Post Positive Statements Around Your House

I also believe in writing these statements down and putting them up around your house where you are likely to have negative, self-sabotaging thoughts – like the bathroom mirror (women!), the kitchen sink, the washing machine, the playroom, your office, etc.

There is also a set of essential oils called the Infused 7 that was created for each of these statements and area of life. They coincide with Oola’s book where they write about having balance in seven key areas of life – Fitness, Finance, Field, Faith, Friends, Fun, and Family. So, you can get out the oils, smell them as you say the statement, put on your band and start your day off thinking about how you will succeed in that area instead of thinking of all the possible ways you mightn’t. (read more about these oils here)

7 Positive Affirmations for Each Area of Life

FITNESS: “I am fit, healthy, disciplined and strong.”

Even if you feel blech and know you aren’t healthy, say it anyway. Know what will happen? When you go to pick up that can of soda or donut, that thought will pop up – “I am fit, healthy, disciplined and strong.” Next thing you know, you’ve got the strength to resist temptation! Try it! Bring your oil along with you, too, and smell it as a reminder. It sounds weird, but the olfactory senses are connected to the limbic system of the brains that controls emotions and memory.

FINANCE: “I am financially free and living abundantly.”

Are you drowning in debt? Spending way too much? Struggling to pay the bills? Say it anyway and wear the band! Next time you go to buy something you really don’t need, that thought will pop up and you’ll be able to put the item back or click off of Amazon and do something else.

FAMILY: “I am unconditionally loving, patient and respectful.”

I struggle with patient with my kids (what parent doesn’t?) So, I’ve said this one to myself a lot and it’s been working. Instead of blowing off steam, I’m better able to calm down by diffusing my Oola Family oil (and others like Stress Away, Release, Grounding) and saying this to myself. It may sound like weird voodoo, but just wait till you try it!

FIELD: “I am pursuing my purpose in life.”

Do you feel like you’ve lost your purpose, direction or dreams? Do you even dream any more? Then this statement and oil is for you. Say it and you will open up your heart and mind to discover your purpose.

FAITH: “I am grateful, humble, and fully connected.”

Oh, how I love this one! It works no matter what your beliefs are or where you are on your faith journey.

FRIENDS: “I am blessed with empowering, healthy relationships.”

Toxic relationships are just that, very very toxic. It is SO important to surround ourselves with people who inspire us to be better, live better, think better.

FUN: “I am pursuing the joys of life.”

A powerful one to say to remember that life is short and fun is part of the balance, too!

Here is the Periscope broadcast I did on these positive statements, too! (follow me there at @MerryMessyLife for more inspirational tidbits).

How do you feel about saying positive statements? Think it’s something you can try? I hope so. It has made a world of difference for me!

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DIY Whipped Tallow Balm – for Smooth Skin

DIY Whipped Tallow Balm Recipe - for buttery, smooth skin!

A recipe for an all-natural, super soothing and creamy homemade tallow balm so you can have buttery, smooth skin!

DIY Whipped Tallow Balm Recipe - for buttery, smooth skin!

Season change can be signified by several things.  Falling leaves, cooler temperatures, pumpkin spice everything and dry skin.  Inevitably my skin lets me know that winter is on it’s way.  I have never been big on lotions but as I’ve gotten older I’ve found that my skin really does need that extra oomph, especially during the winter months.  Since switching to a more natural line up of skin care, I’ve also found that my skin does well with oils.  I used to be afraid that oils would cause be to breakout but I haven’t found that to be the case.  Natural oils have softened and soothed my skin, making it appear more youthful and less I haven’t gotten a full nights sleep in two years.  Win!  Today, I’m sharing a simple recipe for an intense healing balm that will help give your skin a youthful glow.

The star ingredient is tallow.  Tallow is the rendered fat from beef.  Tallow is a wonderful fat to cook with and is great in skin care products such as my tallow lotion.  This article goes over the numerous benefits of tallow (for both skin and consuming).  Basically, the same health benefits that you receive internally from eating pasture raised tallow is translated externally to your skin.  Tallow can be rendered in the same way that lard is rendered, subbing pork fat with beef fat.  You can see my tutorial here.  If you’d rather purchase your tallow, I highly recommend this brand.  And of course quality matters.  Let’s get started!

Whipped Tallow Balm - Healing and Anti-Aging

DIY Whipped Tallow Balm Recipe

Ingredients

  • About 1 tablespoon of tallow
  • About 1/8th teaspoon of tamanu oil (read more about tamanu here)
  • 5 drops of Frankincense oil (helps to smooth the skin) (where to get the highest quality Frankincense)
  • 3 drops of Carrot Seed oil (where to get the highest quality Carrot Seed Oil)
  • Optional (for aging and mature skin):  5 drops Lavender essential oil + 2 drops Lemon essential oil

First, whip the tallow.  Sounds difficult, but is pretty simple.  I find that vigorously stirring it with a fork does the trick.  You want to soften the tallow and add air.  If you were to make a larger batch of this you could whip the tallow with a hand or stand mixer.  Add the remaining oils and stir well.  Add mixture to a small glass jar and keep stored in a cool dark place.

I like to apply this sparingly to the under eye area and any other areas of the skin that need some extra attention.  The essentials oil also make this a super useful product to use on skin for any reason when it needs extra support and adds wonderful fragrance without nasty chemicals!.  I love multi-use products!

Please let me know if you give this a try!

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DIY Facial Toner with Apple Cider Vinegar and Essential Oils

DIY Facial Toner with Apple Cider Vinegar

Are you worried about the ingredients in your skin toner and would like a natural, inexpensive and EASY option? Then this recipe is for YOU! Pamper your skin with ingredients found in nature – like apple cider vinegar and essential oils!

DIY Facial Toner with Apple Cider Vinegar

As I’m halfway through my thirtieth year of life I’ve finally come to the point where I’m realizing that I need to take better care of my skin – FUN!  Lately it has been dull and dry.  I’ve also started noticing dark spots on my face from acne scarring and sun damage.  Geez, thirty has literally smacked me in the face!  Note to my former self:  wear sunscreen.  Everyday.

One facial product that has always been a staple in my skin care regimen is toner.  Toner is a liquid product that is applied to the face after cleansing to help remove the last bit of makeup.  Toner also helps soothe the skin and tighten pores.  It’s really refreshing on the face.  Also, toners should not sting!  I’m wincing recalling the Stridex/Noxzema type toner pads that I’d rub on my acne prone teen face.  Ouch.  Be nice to your skin and it will repay you tenfold.

Today I’m sharing a gently and simple DIY toner that your skin will love.  I’ve been using this toner for a couple of months and have been loving it.  I have combination skin that is prone to breakouts and blackheads and I’ve really seen an improvement in my skin.  I’ve combined apple cider vinegar with a few powerhouse essential oils to create a soothing and cleansing toner.  I hope you enjoy!

Making your own skin soothing, pore tightening toner is simple! Check out this simple recipe.

DIY Soothing Toner Recipe

Ingredients

  • About 1 ounce of Apple Cider Vinegar (helps balance your skin’s pH level)
  • About 1 ounce of filtered water
  • 8 drops of Frankincense essential oil (helps to smooth the skin)
  • 8 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops of Lemon essential oil
  • Optional (for aging and mature skin):  12 drops of Cypress essential oil

Mix ingredients in a small glass jar and apply to a cotton ball/pad.  Apply to face and neck area up to twice a day after cleansing before moisturizing.

In my first batch of this, I used 2 ounces of Apple Cider Vinegar but found that too strong for my skin.  It did have a bit of a stinging action which tells me that it was irritating my skin.  The 50/50 mix has made my skin much happier.  You can adjust the ratio accordingly.

Please let me know if you give this a try!