Stop the Faucet

kleenexSo this was me for the past 3 days. Blowing my nose nonstop. Banned to the couch to sleep elevated. Desperate for sleep. Desperate to stop the constant running faucet on my face, that was a nice shade of pink, painful to the touch, and now covered with dry peeling skin. You know what I’m talking about. Oh it’s so miserable!

I was desperate to avoid using synthetic remedies. I don’t do that any more!! I threw them all out. I hate the side effects and possible harm to my body! Some of them gave me night terrors and left me feeling “high” for days! No joke! Personally, I don’t know why anyone would pay good money to feel that way, but that’s none of my business! ūüėČ

I did everything I could think of. I do use Young Living Essential Oils, and normally they help me return to normal rather quickly. But this time was different!

So… two Kleenex boxes and a roll of toilet paper later… it hits me… NASAL SPRAY! Normally I’m not one to use it because it always burned my sinus cavities terribly. I searched for a recipe to make my own! This is what I came up with.

I found an old saline nasal spray bottle (2 oz) of my husband’s, washed out of course. (You can get a nice nasal misting bottle at your local health food store or on Amazon.) I first added a pinch of Himalayan salt. Why? ¬†Well, the salt will help oils absorb better in the water solution and not sit on top of the water. You will still need to shake before each use though. Also, he salt to this solution will moisturize¬†the mucosa and supports its natural regeneration, making it more difficult for the bacteria and viruses to nest and develop into an infection. Why Himalayan salt? Because it’s REAL salt with the minerals our body needs. I do not recommend the useless white table salt for this recipe. (You may wish to research the benefits of Himalayan salt vs the pretty white table salt.)

I then added 6 drops Lavender, 4 drops Frankincense, and 3 drops Tea Tree oil – all of which help to support a healthy nasal and respiratory system, and can help with seasonal relief as well. Think spring! Next I topped it off with distilled water. You want water free of any impurities, especially since you are spraying it into your head!

Recipe below.

Let me just say this……… WOW! Oh. My. Word. My nose was doing the happy dance! Why did I not do this sooner!!?? I must be a glutton for punishment and suffering!! With the first use I immediately felt 50% better. BONUS: It did not burn! It was comforting and soothing. I sprayed again just before bed. I actually slept… with my mouth shut… and no need to stuff my nose with tissue to stop the “running faucet”! TMI, I know.

I learned the hard way. Don’t do that! Make this up and get ahead of it! From now on I’ll just spray once a day, every morning, as part of my morning routine. Think preventative maintenance. It’s smart, says the gal that went through all that!! <kicking myself still>

Oh.. by the way, Lavender and Frankincense are in the Premium Starter Kit! I would recommend purchasing Tea Tree Essential Oil as a future purchase.

LIGHT BULB!! This¬†just popped in my head! If anyone reading this blog post purchases the Premium Starter Kit through my link from now, 3/31/16 to 4/15/16, I will send you a bottle of Tea Tree Oil FREE! That’s a $34.21 retail value! You might want to jump on that before I rethink it! J/K! Killer deal, seriously! I just really want you to try this recipe! ūüėČ

Here’s the above recipe:

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The Vitality Line… it’s here!

 

vitalitylineI am so incredibly excited to tell you about Young Living’s new Vitality line of essential oils! They were created to¬†enhance the company’s essential oil offerings and expand usage opportunities and possibilities.

The new Vitality line of oils offers the same 100-percent therapeutic-grade essential oils Young Living has been distilling for more than 20 years. The line up of oils are listed below, which include 27 of¬†Young Living’s most popular essential oils in four distinct categories: ¬†Herb, Spice, Citrus, and Supplement, with plans to expand and add additional oils in the near future.

The 27 Vitality oils are in 4 categories are:

1. Herb Vitality dietary essential oils: 
4. Supplement Vitality dietary essential oils:

This Vitality line is intended for dietary supplement and culinary use, and provides the freedom to share and explore some of Young Living’s best-loved essential oils in a variety of nutritious and delicious applications.
Click to start now!

If you would like to get started with Young Living, please Contact Me Here!¬†If you are ready to jump in… that’s great!! I would love to have you join me and the amazing group that I’m in, that offers support, continuing education, online classes, webinars, and so much more! Click¬†GET STARTED¬†to order your Premium Starter Kit… which is 10% off for this entire month!

Enjoy Vitality, and add to your life!

My Salad Hates Me

So I went to a local Young Living class last night in a town not too far from me. They held the class at a restaurant. I decided to just get a salad from the salad bar… keep it light was my plan.

I chose spinach as the base and topped it with a few add ons… egg, onion, chickpeas, carrots, sunflower seeds, and a few croutons. Just a few! I drizzled about a large tablespoon of Ranch Dressing on it. I love Ranch! ¬†(I know… not the most healthy choice, … but it was better than pizza or a burger and fries, right?).¬†

Half way into this small salad I started to get some major discomfort in my belly, and by the last bite I was flat out miserable! ¬†I love salad… but it sure didn’t love me back last night! ¬†I don’t get this response upon eating salad every time, but occasionally. Was it the spinach? Any way… I was feeling so… so… gassy!! Ok, I’m sorry… but don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about! LOL! ¬†My belly instantly felt full and extended… and if it weren’t for my Spanx you would have thought I was 6 months pregnant! Oy!

Well let me tell you what I turn to for digestive system balance wellness, and comfort… Young Living’s fabulous Essential Oil blend, Digize.

Per Young Living’s website, “DiGize‚ĄĘ is one of Young Living’s exclusive and proprietary dietary supplements. This unique blend contains Ginger, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, and Juniper essential oils, and includes naturally occurring constituents like menthol, citrol, and zingiberen. Use DiGize with every meal, along with Essentialzymes-4‚ĄĘ (a supplement YL offers, equally amazing. We should all be taking a digestive enzyme by the way), to support a daily wellness regimen*.”

Ingredients: 

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)† leaf oil, Ginger (Zingiber officinale)† root oil, Peppermint (Mentha piperita)† leaf oil, Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma)† aerial parts oil, Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)† seed oil, Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)† leaf oil, Anise (Pimpinella anisum)† fruit oil, Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)† leaf oil

‚Ć100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil (I ONLY use YL EO’s! I did three months research before deciding on YL as my source of EO’s. Do your own research. Don’t settle for junk oils with chemicals and fillers! This is why YL is the only source for me:¬†http://www.seedtoseal.com)

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You should consider trying Digize. I recommend keeping it on hand when you are out and about. I especially love that Young Living now makes it available in the Premium Starter Kit, along with 10 other most commonly reached for oils, and more!

For complete details of the Premium Starter kit simply click this pic!

My new favorite…

Ok, ok… How can anyone have just one favorite essential oil? For me, that’s impossible. I have been aware of this blend from nearly day one, (I’ve been using Young Living EO’s for 15 months now) but it has now gotten my full attention and I’m not really sure why.

rcI have been told by several people that over time, your body will tell you which oil to grab for. Crazy sounding, I know, but it’s true. Listen to your body! Lately, my body has been telling me to reach this one… ¬†R.C. !

What is in R.C. essential oil? There are nine different essential oils in Young Living’s R.C. Blend. They are listed below along with a brief description of each oil.

  • Eucalyptus Globulus – one of many eucalyptus essential oils.¬† It is primarily used to support the respiratory system; and to soothe muscle discomfort after exercise.
  • Eucalyptus Radiata – one of many eucalyptus essential oils.¬† It is primarily used to for cleansing and purifying.
  • Eucalyptus Citriodora –¬†contains 40-80% citronellal and has several chemotypes.
  • Myrtle¬†– supportive of the respiratory system, skin, and hair, it has been researched for its effects on glandular imbalances. It is also helpful for meditation and lifting the spirit.
  • Pine –¬†first investigated by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, pine is soothing for stressed muscles and joints when used in massage. Eucalyptus globulus shares some of the same properties, and the action of both oils is synergistic when they are blended.
  • Marjoram –¬†beneficial for occasional simple nervous tension.
  • Lavender –¬†can help you relax, wind down before bed and even ease stress. Its balancing properties create a relaxing and harmonizing environment.
  • Cypress –¬†beneficial for oily or troubled skin. Grounding and gets things moving!
  • Peppermint –¬†one of the most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comforts.
  • Tsuga¬†–¬†from the Canadian Hemlock Tree. The oil is distilled from the needles and twigs of conifer trees.

What a powerhouse blend … And it smell soooo good!¬†

Rub R.C. on your feet or chest before exercise to uplift and inspire, or massage three drops on your feet before bedtime to encourage an atmosphere of comfort. R.C. can also be used in place of Aroma Siez‚ĄĘ in Young Living‚Äôs Raindrop Technique¬ģ.

I especially love to apply it on each side of my nose in the morning to really wake me up and harmonize my respiratory system! Try it! It’s one of 11 essential oils in the¬†Premium Starter Kit.

I wish you were here in person to experience R.C. for yourself. I’d gladly share it with you! I think you would agree how energizing this blend is.


R.C. is included in the Premium Starter Kit: Click to get yours!

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.

I’m lovin’ the new kit!

If I weren’t already with Young Living, I’d sign up and get this kit TODAY! No joke. Seriously, this kit is perfect, in my opinion, though I was crazy about the kit available when I started.

This Premium Starter kit has the addition of Copaiba, R.C., and DiGize! No longer in the kit is Tea Tree, Citrus Fresh, and Joy… though… in the event of an out of stock oil, Young Living will substitute with one of these oils – Tea Tree, Aroma Ease, Lemongrass, Citrus Fresh or Orange. No sense in holding up your kit on one oil! Sensible decision I feel.

You also get a rollerball, literature, sample packets, oil bottles to share a sample with others, 2 samples Ningxia Red, and the fabulous Dew Drop diffuser (I’m crazy about this diffuser! They are all nice, but this one I like especially after having tried a few others. Very easy to clean!). Diffuser choices are good!

And the design… wow!! Well thought out and SO beautiful! I don’t want to take it out of it’s box now. It’s so pretty!

You get all that is pictured above for $160 plus S&H. Oh, and access to a simply fabulous group of like-minded people, here to help you on your healthy changes journey! We offer unlimited support, private forums, continuing education, webinars, online classes, your very own wholesale account to save 24% off all future orders, and more!

Label Makeover!

Oh, and let me take a moment to say this… I LOVE THE NEW LABEL DESIGN! Thank you, Young Living! Now I can see how much precious oil I have left!

Peek-a-boo back!

I would be blessed to be the one to welcome you to Young Living. Should you wish to come aboard, CLICK HERE to order your kit!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. You may click to contact me here. 

It’s here, it’s here…

So… this box came yesterday…

I pre-ordered Young Living’s NEW Premium Starter Kit about a month ago, as it was pre-launched to their members only. Let me tell you… I am so stinkin’ excited!!

It’s beyond beautiful! Young Living really knocked it out of the park! The thought and design that went into this… the upgrades… this is THE most amazing collection!

So… let me show you what’s inside the box! … oooooooh!!¬†

Open the beautifully designed “treasure chest” and see 10 spectactular oils staring back at you! Oils included: Thieves, R.C., Purification, Peppermint, Panaway, Lemon, Frankincense, Lavender, Copaiba, DiGize, which are all wrapped in their fancy new vibrant labels with peek-a-boo windows and an open back to see your liquid gold levels!

Lift up the first layer and there’s like a secret panel below. Lift that.. and there you’ll find more treasure!

In the lower level of the box you’ll find a bonus oil of Stress Away… 2 Ningxia Red samples (Amazing Stuff!), 10 sample bottles to share your oils with someone, sample oils packets – 2 each of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Thieves and Peace & Calming, a roller ball to use on an oil of your choice for ease of application (I placed my roller ball on my Panaway ), and 10 business cards.

Oh, and we can’t forget the Dewdrop Diffuser! Though I haven’t tried this diffuser yet, I have heard many wonderful reviews. I’ll be hooking it up today! All mentioned here for $160 plus S&H. WOW!!!

I promise I will keep you posted on the official release to the public date, which is supposed to THIS MONTH… the month of JUNE!!!!

I’d love to personally welcome you to Young Living! In addition to having the world’s leader in essential oils, you will have access to unlimited resources, private forums for discussion, extensive continuing educational classes online, local classes and support (if you are near Flint MI), a special welcome package with reference materials (from me personally), and more. You are never alone!! Support is key, and we want you to have confidence in using your essential oils… and you won’t lack in that area should you decide to come aboard with me.

I’ll keep you updated on the official launch date of the new starter kit. Come back here to order online.¬†ORDER HERE!

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