Human Pinatas Everywhere!

IBGpinataSo today I’m going to share with you a very special essential oil from Young Living. My little helper that keeps me from seeing “human pinatas” everywhere and wanting to knock the snot out of them!  JUST KIDDING!

But seriously… If you live on the planet Earth, you too have days when you feel especially overwhelmed and drained. Our adrenals are maxed out, leaving us feeling like crap!

With Idaho Balsam Fir I find great adrenal support when I feel that my cortisol levels are elevated. Cortisol is the “fight or flight” hormone that our adrenal glands produce. For many their cortisol production is stuck in the “on mode” due to hectic lifestyles, careers, family stressors, busy schedules, etc. It’s no wonder we feel worn out!  IBF to the rescue!

How do I use it? I apply it to my pulse points – my wrists and carotids (along the sides of my neck), and brain stem (back of upper neck, at hair line)… but I don’t stop there. To enjoy the full benefits of this amazing oil, don’t forget to BREATHE it in!! The warm aroma is so soothing and rejuvenating to the body and mind. Its grounding, yet stimulating. Within minutes I’m feeling like myself again… and I can put down the bat and not hurt anyone!

Also… it’s an excellent support for the respiratory system, urinary system, immune system, and promotes healthy join and cartilage health. WOW!

The naturally occuring constituents beta-pinene and camphene are found in this essential YLIBFoil. Idaho Balsam Fir is an important ingredient in several of Young Living products such as BLM, Animal Scents Ointment, Deep Relief Roll-On, Believe, Gratitude, Transformation, and En-R-Gee.

I do recommend diluting essential oils before applying them topically, especially if you know you have sensitive skin or are applying on children. Diluting with a carrier oil (coconut oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, just to name a few) also makes your oils last longer and spread easier over your skin.

Did you know? The best time to harvest IBF is in the winter months. Gary Young harvests it in Idaho (obvious, I know), a few miles south of the Canadian border. He has found that the fir needles contain the highest amount of essential oil during this time of year.

Click here to watch a video of the harvest!

If you are not a member of Young Living and would like to be, the best way to start is with the purchase of the Premium Starter Kit. (The best bang for your buck!… you get your own wholesale account which gives you a 24% discount of all future orders!) Idaho Balsam Fir is not in the kit. I do recommend ordering it as one of your first purchases after you receive your starter kit.

diffuserP.S. For the remainder of April, anyone enrolling with me by the purchase of the Premium Starter Kit, will receive a stainless steel diffuser necklace as pictured here. Design may vary. My gift to you! You will love to wear your favorite Young Living Essential Oil in your diffuser pendant! I do!

Any questions, let me know!

Make Your Own Soap!

Hey everyone. Today I’m going to tell you how to make this liquid handsoap. It’s so easy! In fact, I have no reason to claim as to why I put it off for this long. “Why, Wendy, why?” I ask myself that often.

Any way… I’m sure glad I saved these foaming soap dispensers! You can buy them online on Amazon or visit your local Bath and Beyond store… or you can save them or ask your friends or family to save them for you. If you do that, be sure to show them how simple it is to make their own… lol… then maybe they will do the same and stop using the BAD-FOR-YOU chemical-filled soap from the store!

This recipe is real simple. You probably won’t need to write it down.

  • 2 Tablespoons of liquid Castile Soap (You can use Dr. Bronner’s. I found this brand on Amazon; great reviews and it was a little cheaper.)
  • 8 to 10 drops of whatever Essential Oil that floats your boat! (I only use Young Living, and today I’m using Thieves! Great germ killer!)
  • Top with water! This dispenser is 8 oz.

Now shake & use! That’s it!! Nice foamy soap that smells great!! I told you this would be simple! … and a great savings too! I’m all being frugal, except for when it comes to a few things… and that would be food, drink, personal care products, health products, and my ESSENTIAL OILS!

Other essential oils I might use in the future when I refill my soap dispensers would be Rosemary, Orange, Lemon, Purification, or Lavender. I think Thieves with Orange, Rosemary with Orange or Lemon would be great combos, or Lavender and Lemon too! Looking forward to trying these combos next time!

If you do not have essential oils, I can help you with that! Learn about Young Living’s HIGH standards and distillation process here: SEED TO SEAL

Ready to get started with Young Living? Visit my page Let’s Get You Started!  After that, we will get you plugged into our online private groups for additional education, training and support… as we really want you to know how and to feel confident in using your oils! I also love to send special welcome packages to all I introduce to Young Living. If you have any questions, just let me know.

My dog had a “episode”

RosiePosieSee this sweet dog. Her name is Rosie (aka Rosie Posie) and she’s been with us one year this month. Rosie is a purebred Australian Shepherd and she turned 10 yrs old this past January. Her previous owner passed away and the daughter worked too many hours and didn’t feel it was right for Rosie to be alone all day. It was a fluke that I came across the rescue post… or was it? I like to think it was meant to be! The decision to adopt a senior pet is one of the best we’ve ever made! Yes, that’s my plug for pet adoption/rescue! Do it if you can!

Back to what I was saying… yesterday Rosie walked, or should I say, wobbled into the kitchen and appeared disoriented and scared. I knew instantly she was having “convulsion” activity. We’ve seen this before. Over 15 yrs ago we had a retriever named Zeke that suffered from this. I’ve learned alot since then!

I instantly asked my daughter to grab my Frankincense Essential Oil.  I don’t know if I applied it right, but it worked! I put several drops in my hands and rubbed it on her rear paws. Then as I laid on the floor with her I put my hand near her nose so she would gently inhale the oil fragrance. I had my hand about 6 to 8 inches away as I know a dog’s nose is super sensitive. She tolerated it surprisingly well, in fact, I believe it calmed her down in addition to stopping the convulsing.

Why did I use Frankincense? 

Well, I’ve studied essential oils for a year now… the same length of time I’ve been with Young Living. Frankincense is known as “the big guns”. What a power house of an oil! I have several reference books and have studied at great length. I suggest you do the same!

I have many reference books. If you would like to know what books I refer to, please contact me.

And why did I apply Frankincense to her paws?

When essential oils are applied with pressure to the reflex (or vita-flex) points, electrical impulses are released. These impulses carry the essential oils up the nerve pathway and into specific areas of the body. This in turn releases energy to support the systems of the body. (Looking at this Vita Flex chart I now notice the spot  for application concerning the brain. Rosie got all points yesterday.)

Vita-Flex points work for us humans too! Have a runny nose? Apply a few EO’s to your feet, focusing on the toes! Crazy? I know! But it works!!

In my studies on Frankincense I have learned it is the Essential Oil of choice for any kind of brain disorder. What a fascinating oil that God has given us!!

Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil
Young Living’s Frankincense

Frankincense has a molecular makeup that includes sesquiterpenes, that are able to cross the blood/brain barrier. These sesquiterpenes stimulate the limbic system of the brain and other glands within the brain, promoting memory and releasing emotions. (This oil has also been a huge relief for me concerning my own emotional needs!) Frankincense slows down and deepens the breath.

The therapeutic properties of Frankincense oil are antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, expectorant and more.

You can do your own research on Frankincense. Personally, I only use and recommend Young Living Essential Oils (YL’s is proven to be the highest frequency because of their Seed to Seal process! Essential oils are not all the same! Don’t buy that lie!) because of their integrity and commitment to purity. Visit Seed to Seal to learn more…. and you’ll see why I will use nothing but Young Living! “Seed to Seal” – It’s not just a slogan.

Young Living’s latest blog post about essential oils and pets: Essential Oils and Pets: A Quick How-To

As for Rosie’s activity we witnessed yesterday… my plan is to apply the Frankincense a few times a week, maybe every other day… and wait and see. I’ll keep you posted as to if she has one again… or maybe she won’t?

Rosie – you are only 10 yrs old and we love you so much!  We knew our time would be limited with you from day one, but know this… we will do our best to keep you healthy so you can enjoy your golden years to the fullest.

My side kick

Young Living has a premium starter kit for $150 that includes the fabulous Frankincense Essential Oil!! …. and 10 other essential oils, a diffuser, and samples. The purchase of this kit will also open your very own wholesale account which will save you 24% off retail prices.

As of today, June 1, 2015 –

Young Living is having a Summer Kick Off special on the premium starter kit! While supplies last! Contact me if you have any questions! Click the graphic to get your kit!  I look forward to learning along side of you! KIT SALE