Alternative Essential Oils for Peace & Calming and Valor

If you haven’t heard the news, two very popular Young Living essential oils are currently out of stock. Unfortunately, due to the unpredictable and excessive rainfall this past season, the harvest for the botanicals that are used in Peace & Calming and Valor were smaller than expected. So…these two oils will be out of stock until about mid-to-late September.

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If you are like me, you are probably crying at the thought of being without Valor or Peace & Calming for the next few months, but don’t you worry…I have some alternatives for you!!

Alternatives for Peace & Calming

I think Peace & Calming should be diffused in EVERY single house with young kids. Just saying! While it is out of stock, try a 5 ml bottle of Gathering! Young Living describes Gathering as:

Gathering™ helps overcome the chaotic energy that bombards our everyday life and clouds our focus, thus diverting us from the path leading to higher achievement. Gathering combines galbanum and frankincense oils from resins used by Moses for incense with sandalwood to help gather our emotional and spiritual forces so we can achieve greater unity of purpose.

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Tip…pick up these roller ball bottles to take your favorite oils with you everywhere without taking the full bottle of oil!

Alternatives for Valor

Having this oil out of stock makes me REALLY sad. My son uses Valor every single day before school. Thankfully, Young Living has a few alternative choices for us to try until Valor comes back into stock. Those oils are:

5 ml Magnify Your Purpose

Magnify Your Purpose™ is a specially crafted blend of essential oils that stimulates creativity, desire, focus, and motivation. It helps foster a positive attitude, encouraging you to rise above adversity, seize the initiative, overcome procrastination and self-pity, and magnify your life’s purpose.

5 ml Envision

Envision™ stimulates creativity and resourcefulness, encouraging renewed faith in the future and the ability to maintain the emotional fortitude necessary to achieve goals and dreams. Sometimes in life, for a variety of reasons, people suppress their internal drive. Envision helps awaken and renew that drive to overcome fear and begin experiencing new, more rewarding dimensions.

15 ml Inspiration

Inspiration™ includes oils traditionally used by the native peoples of Arabia, India, and North America for enhancing spirituality, prayer, meditation, and inner awareness. It creates an aromatic sanctuary for those seeking quiet meditation and spirituality.

I’ve personally used Envision and I absolutely LOVE it! Especially when I diffuse it. I have yet to use Envision on my son to see if he likes it as much as Valor, but I can definitely attest to the fact that it is a great oil that everyone should consider getting! Especially if you like to use a diffuser <— and you should diffuse them!

Becoming a Wholesale Member

If you are going to use essential oils, you should really consider becoming a wholesale member. You save a TON of money on your oils and when you purchase a premium starter kit, you get some freebies from me too! My April 2015 freebies are:

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Got questions?? Click on the Contact me button at the top and ask away!! Want to sign up?? Go HERE!

Every Home Needs Lavender Essential Oil

“Look. Rash. Someone gave me the mati”

“Here put some Windex on it”

Just like that lovable Greek family and their constant need for Windex, I find myself using my Young Living Lavender oil for just about everything too! It’s gotten to the point that my kids ask for lavender oil or they bring it to me because they even know that lavender is good for just about everything!

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What Does Young Living Say?

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations.

So…what do I use it for? I mean, I did compare it to a very quotable line from a popular movie and well…I use it for everything. For real. I one time touched the inside of the oven and burned my finger. Normally my husband tells me to dip my finger in mustard. Apparently mustard is supposed to help, but mustard makes me gag. So I don’t like to do that, but I did put lavender on the burn. Other uses for Young Living Lavender oil:

  • Common cuts – kids are good for getting these…Bella is so rough and tough…I swear I use the most lavender with her!
  • Calming – one drop is all you need to help wind down at the end of the night.
  • Lip Scrub – great beauty product!
  • Stress reducer – we all have stressful moments, add a little lavender to your bath water and relax!
  • Skin Irritations – it’s getting to be that time of year where skin irritations will be happening all the time…dab a little lavender on them!

Why Young Living?

Not all lavender essential oil is created equal. I’m not going to bad mouth another company, but I will say…do your research. You want to make sure that what you are using is pure. Check out the Young Living Seed to Seal commitment and I think you will see why I chose this wonderful company. If, after that, you still have questions PLEASE ask! I would be more than happy to answer any questions you have and tell you all about how to become a wholesale member! Right now I have an awesome incentive for those of you that do decided to become a wholesale member…you’re going to love it!

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It’s never too late to get started on your oily journey!

DIY Lip Scrub with Young Living Essential Oils

One thing that drives me absolutely crazy, especially during the harsh winter months, is when I have to deal with dry, flaky and chapped lips. I’ve tried every single lip balm on the market and nothing really helps with that issue. It’s like my lips soak it in and an hour later (or less sometimes) my lips are back to the way they were. Not too long ago, I made a hand scrub using my essential oils and it got me thinking, why don’t I make a lip scrub?!?

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DIY Lip Scrub with Young Living Essential Oils

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 oz. Cocoa Butter, melted
  • 3 tsp. Olive Oil
  • 4 drops Young Living Lavender Oil
  • 4 drops Young Living Peppermint oil


Directions

  1. Place 1 oz. of cocoa butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 25 second intervals, stirring after every interval. I purchased a 1 oz. container of cocoa butter at Hobby Lobby. You can also find it online.
  2. Place all of your ingredients in a bowl and stir. If you need to, add a little bit more olive oil, but don’t add too much…you want this to be scrubby!
  3. Add your lip scrub to a cute little air-tight jar.

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I can’t rave about this scrub enough! If you want an extra scrubbier scrub, use brown sugar. When making a lip scrub, I really thought long and hard about which of my Young Living essential oils I wanted to use and then it hit me, I had to use lavender. Lavender is very soothing to your skin. I chose peppermint because I love the smell of it! I used it this afternoon and my lips are so soft and they look great! Definitely try this!

Young Living essential oils are the best essential oils on the market. They offer a wonderful Seed to Seal process that just can’t be beat. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!! Right now, I am offering some major incentives for those people who sign up for a wholesale membership. See the image below for more details!

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How I am Increasing My Energy Level!

As a stay at home mom with two very active kids that keep me running constantly, I need all the help I can get in the energy department. Especially since I do not like coffee at all. Shoot, just the smell of coffee makes me sick. You should have seen me when I was pregnant with my daughter…I pretty much forbid coffee from entering our house. It was that bad! And since I am really trying to give up my Diet Coke addiction, I needed to find something else that would help me in that department.

Well guess what…I found something! I’ve been using Young Living Essential Oils for about a year now. The positive changes in our life, since using essential oils, has been amazing, to say the least. So being that I like a more natural approach, I started to see what Young Living had to offer. That’s when I found the Super B tablets.

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The Young Living Super B tablets contain 8 essential B vitamins to increase energy levels and promote the nervous and cardiovascular systems. Each tablet contains:

  • Thiamin (vitamin B1)
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
  • Niacin (vitamin B3)
  • Vitamin B6
  • Folic Acid (vitamin B9)
  • Vitamin B12
  • Biotin
  • Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5)
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Selenium

I’ve been taking the Super B tablets for a few weeks now and I have to tell you, I’ve never felt better. It is definitely supporting my energy level nicely! I find that I am drinking a lot more water at home, which is a good thing. I haven’t given up pop altogether yet, but I have stopped drinking it at home. I am hopeful that drinking all this water at home will become second nature for me while I am out at a restaurant!

At any rate, supporting your cardiovascular health, while also promoting a positive outlook and healthy energy levels, is important for every one. No one likes that 3 pm sluggish feeling!

If you are interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils please contact me. I would love to set aside some time to discuss my love for these oils and oily products!

How to Release Negative Emotions Naturally

“Your dad has Cancer.”

I still remember the day those words were said to me. I was sitting on my bed and while part of me already expected to hear that news, there was that small part of me that was hoping it was something totally different. That was a little over 6 months ago. 3 months after being diagnosed, he passed away. To say I have a lot of negative feelings and emotions built up would be an understatement. While I understand what happened and what he had was not really treatable because of how aggressive it was, there’s that other part of me that still can’t believe he’s passed away. He had health issues (heart attacks, strokes, etc) throughout my entire life, but he always got better. He would go in for his procedure, come home and be fine for years. So when I found out he had Cancer and even after I was told the kind of Cancer he had and I heard what the doctors were saying and I was reading what Google had written, there was still that tiny part of me that thought maybe, just maybe he would be that person they right medical journal articles about. The guy that beat the unbeatable Cancer. But he wasn’t.

Since then, I’ve noticed that I have really been holding on to negative feelings and emotions more than ever. I’ve told you before how I am very much into essential oils. I’ve seen first hand how they have better my life and my family’s life. So I started to research the different oils to see if there was one that could help with my negative feelings and emotions. I mean, do you know what it feels like to be tense all of the time? To feel a tightness in your forehead and wishing it would go away so you could relax and be happy? If not, you’re lucky. I came across Young Living’s Surrender oil.

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What immediately drew me to this oil was the description…here’s a portion of it:

Surrender™ is a calming, soothing blend formulated for individuals who feel a need to be controlling. It helps quiet troubled hearts so that negative emotions can be released. Surrender may also help return feelings of equilibrium and inner strength.

Um…that description is me to a T. So I purchased the oil and used it for the first time today. I didn’t think much of it at the time. I was busy rushing my son out to school, making my daughter breakfast and breaking our garage door. Yep. I broke the garage door this morning. You see, today was trash day. My husband was out of town for work and I had to take the trash out. Which is fine, but I didn’t realize my husband stood a few planks of wood up by the garage door track. See where this is going?? So I open the garage door, turn around and grab the garbage and by the time I turned back to the garage, the door was being pushed off the track. I immediately start texting my husband that he needs to come home, I can’t get this to close properly, etc. As he was trying to walk me through it, I just had a complete meltdown and cried and cried. It was the straw that broke the camels back for me.

Later during the day, I started to think about it. Right before I broke the garage door, I put the Surrender oil on. My hysteria during the garage door debacle was not because of the garage door…it was a release of all the negative emotions I had built up. In fact, I put the oil on again this evening and I just felt relaxed and calmed. I felt calm. This has definitely become my new favorite oil!

If you would like more information on this oil or other oils that Young Living has to offer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to speak with you! Like I said before, Young Living essential oils have truly changed my life for the better.

Oh and I did finally get the garage door closed and almost back on the track. There is a hole in the door though…oops!