Crazy Busy Life

Do you often feel like you just do not have enough time in the day? You run from one important task to the next. You are up at the crack of dawn and your head does not hit the pillow till well after dark. Our lives can be crazy. Between work, kids, family, spouses, volunteering, etc we drive ourselves mad!

But stop. Wait. Is this really how God intended for us to live our lives? Did He really want us to constantly feel overbooked and overextended? Were we made to be constantly frazzled, exhausted, and drained? No, I truly believe that we were not. God meant for us to be balanced and focused. We were made to be centered and grounded. But why is this not happening? Where have we gone astray and how can we fix it?

Well I will tell you what has helped in my life. First and foremost pray. Pray and spend time with God. If you do not choose to stay connected with Him it is hard for Him to guide you. Second, I have discovered the crazy power of Essential Oils. They truly do something for our bodies, minds and souls. I cannot believe the calm I feel when I apply Lavender to my wrist when I’m frazzled. Or the grounding I feel when I smell Frankincense.

Essential Oils work directly with our limbic system, and it is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance (Higley & Higley, 1998).

During inhalation, odor molecules travel through the nose and affect the brain through a variety of receptor sites, one of which is the limbic system, which is commonly referred to as the “emotional brain.” This relationship helps explain why smells often trigger emotions. Knowing this, we can hypothesize how inhalation of essential oils can have some very profound physiological and psychological effects!

It is truly profound effects. So if you are finding yourself at the end of your rope. Stressed out and run down now is the best time to try something new. Choose to make the change in your life. God created us to LIVE life not be controlled by the chaos.

If you would love more info on how to change your life please message me!

 

Cheers!

 

In Grace,

HaLee

Exciting Changes!!

So February and March have held some very exciting changes for Young Living and for you! As change can sometimes be hard for us to handle, put on your big girl panties and get ready for the exciting ride!!

First, as I have posted earlier Savvy Minerals Makeup was added as a Premium Starter Kit. This is a huge deal!! Premium Starter Kits are not only an amazing buy, (like almost half price compared to retail) but when you purchase a kit you also get to become a Young Living Member! Can I get a Whoot! Whoot!

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Second, the Desert Mist Diffuser will now be offered as an option in the Premium Starter Kit! This diffuser is downright beautiful and is totally my favorite! I have the Desert Mist in the main living area of our home and love it!

The Desert Mist Diffuser offers multiple settings—High, Low, and Intermittent mode—allowing run times of up to 10 hours, as well as 10 LED colored light options, including a beautiful candle-like flicker mode (this is the mode I love most)!

Third, the PSK’s will now be getting some new oils!! So exciting!! Many of us have been using and loving R.C. and Purification. Unfortunately with them being so popular and being in the PSK you have only been able to buy one per month. YL recognized this shortage and has now decided to replace R.C. and Purification with two other amazing oils!! So starting in March you will receive Raven and Citrus Fresh! Oh yeah! Here is the scoop on these two oils.

 

Raven™ is a cleansing blend of Ravintsara, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, and other essential oils. Raven creates a cooling sensation when applied topically to the chest and throat.

Citrus Fresh™ Essential Oil is a proprietary Young Living blend that combines Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Mandarin oils with a hint of Spearmint. It has an uplifting, refreshing aroma that is one of my very favorites to diffuse both alone or blended with other oils to make my entire home smell fresh and clean.

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Fourth, the essential oil sachets will be replaced with a sample-size sachet of Thieves Household Cleaner. Who absolutely love Thieves Cleaner!!?? This girl!!! I am always giving out 15ml bottles of Thieves cleaner for people to try because this product is life changing!! This one product will be able to replace every toxic cleaning product in your home. Not only is it nontoxic and totally safe for you 4 year old to use (my 4 year old loves to help mommy clean) it also smells fantastic! It is a wonderful spa-like smell every time you clean! And the cost is beyond cost-effective. Because you dilute the concentrated cleaner, the cost ends up being less than anything you can purchase at your local store to clean with. Win! Win!

So this wraps up the awesome changes that our coming our way. If you have any questions please fill free to reach out to me at the contact info above! I love to share and educate!

 

Cheers!

 

In Grace,

HaLee

 

Why You Should Be Using Essential Oils

Essential oils have enhanced lives for thousands of years and they are down right amazing. They offer a variety of benefits from cosmetic and purposes to spiritual and religious use as well as many, many others. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness that can be truly life-changing.

Extracted through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come. Any time you hold a bottle of Young Living’s powerful essential oils, you hold nature’s pure essence.

How To Use Essential Oils

You can access the power of essential oils many ways, but the most common practices include aromatic diffusion, topical application, and dietary consumption. These methods bring the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals to your home, family, and life. My family uses all three ways and the introduction of essential oils has been truly life saving.

Inspire a positive emotional state

Do you love the way the smell from a fresh orange peel brightens your day? Each essential oil’s complex, pleasant, and unique scent triggers emotions and memories, which can help in your search for a more fulfilling and balanced life.

To help you rediscover peace, balance, and joy, use these essential oils and blends for diffusion, soothing baths, massage, inhalation, or topical application. Essential oils that are great for this are, Joy, Lavender, Orange, Peace and Calming II, Peppermint and Jasmine. Lavender is my FAVORITE!

Enhance Your Physical Wellness

Our insane crazy  lifestyles don’t always create optimal conditions for physical wellness. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and an overabundance of environmental toxins can leave the body unbalanced and diminish energy levels. From weight management to supplemental support, our essential oils and essential oil-infused products can provide the targeted solutions you need to restore balance and feel your best. Check out our Slique weight-management system or Vitality line of dietary essential oils to discover the best way to infuse your life.

Feel revived every day with the whole food-based nutrients, powerful antioxidants, and pure essential oils found in Ningxia Red, EndoFlex Vitality and AgilEase.

Enhance Spiritual Awareness

Incense and essential oils from plants have always played an important part in religious and spiritual ceremonies, helping participants transcend the trivial and connect with something larger than themselves. The pure constituents in these oils stimulate olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brain’s limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind. To enhance your spiritual practice, dilute and apply empowering essential oils directly to wrists, feet, and behind the ears or diffuse the oils in a quiet space. Popular essential oils and blends for spiritual focus include: Sacred Frankincense, White Angelica, Live Your Passion and Inspiration.

Purify Your Home

Harsh chemical formulas aren’t your only option when it comes to cleaning your home. Enjoy peace of mind without compromise when you polish countertops, wash sticky hands, and clean laundry with the safe and effective power of essential oils and our Thieves line of products. Some of my favorite include Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves Foaming Hand soap and Thieves Laundry Soap!

Refine Your Beauty Routine

Purge unsafe ingredients from your personal care products and rediscover your natural glow. An ancient beauty secret, essential oils help promote a clear-looking complexion, soften the appearance of signs of aging, and nurture healthy-looking hair. Using naturally derived ingredients, these advanced skin and hair care solutions make it easy to enjoy the beautiful benefits of essential oils every day. Savvy Minerals Makeup, Lavender Hand Lotion and Frankincense Essential Oil are just a few of the amazing products you can use!

So here is the short list, (or rather LONG list!) of why essential oils are so wonderful and why you should be using them. THEY ARE LIFE CHANGING! It is hard to describe how much joy and contentment you will feel once you start your essential oil journey. You will truly be amazed.

 

Cheers!

 

In Grace,

HaLee

Important Things to Know about Oils

1. How many drops are in the bottle?

* 85-100 drops per 5mL.

* 180-200 drops per 10mL.

* 250-300 drops per 15mL
2. When in doubt always follow the directions on the bottle or the instruction that    came with the product.

3. Terms:

*Neat- undiluted

*Hot- means the oil will feel very warm on your skin

*Carrier Oil- oil used to dilute an essential oil (grapeseed, avocado, coconut)

*Diluted- add carrier oil before use

*Aromatic- Diffuse, breathe it in from bottle or from drop in hand

4. Always have carrier oil on hand. Carrier oil is any oily oil and is used to dilute an essential oil.

5. Use Extreme caution with essential oils around your eyes. If you get any in your eye, DO NOT USE WATER TO FLUSH. Doing so will force the essential oil in deeper making it more painful. Use rice milk, regular milk, or carrier oil to flush the essential oil.

6. Never get essential oils in your ear canal. This is extremely painful and the nature of the ear canal will hold the oil for up to 6 hours causing pain. The best practice is to place a drop of essential oil on a cotton ball and tape it over the ear. The oil volatility will get to the area of concern using this method.

7. Essential oils are ok when shipped in weather that is freezing cold or extremely hot. Once opened, they should be kept in a cool dark place.

8. Essential oils are high in monoterpenes, such as citrus oils and Tea Tree, will oxidize faster than others so it is recommended that you keep these oils in your refrigerator.

9. The orifice reducer is the milky plastic part at the top that allows one drop to come out. Never touch this with your skin. Your epithelials (skin cells) will contaminate the oil which will cause it to oxidize faster. Turn the bottle to a 45 degree angle and wait until a drop comes out.

10. Most orifice reducers have the oil come out of the center hole. Young Living orifice reducers us the center hole as an air intake hole and the essential oil comes out of the tiny pinhole located between the center and the outside rim.

 

Remember this is not an all inclusive list of safety and best practice! It is always important to self educate! If you go a single day without learning something new it is a wasted day. Educate, educate, educate! There is a wealth of knowledge on the internet, Young Livings website also has tons of resources. I personally love to follow Jen O’Sullivan Author on Facebook, she constantly shares awesome info. If you ever have a question, please message me! I love to share and educate!

 

Cheers!

 

In Grace,

HaLee

How I Personally Use Essential Oils

So I decided now would probably be a good time to actually let you know all the great ways that I use essential oils! This is not an all inclusive list but gives you a pretty good idea of just how versatile essential oils are and how they can support so many areas of your life!

Muscle and Joint Roller
5 PanAway
5 Copaiba
5 Peppermint
Top 10mL roller with carrier oil
Seasonal Wellness
8 Lavender
6 Lemon
6 Peppermint
Top 10mL roller with carrier oil
Apply around eyes, nose, chest
Magic Eye Serum
7 Copaiba
5 Lavender
5 Frank
10mL Roller
Apply around eyes or whole face morning & night
Weight Support Capsule
4 Lemon
4 Peppermint
Top off with carrier oil, take morning and night

Laundry Scent Booster
15 Purification
15 Lavender
1/2c. Baking Soda
2c. Epsom Salt
Large glass container (Mason Jar)
Add ¼- ½ cup to basin of washing machine
Shoe Freshening Spray
10 Thieves
8 Purification
8 Lemon
Top with water
2 oz spray bottle
Shake well and spray daily

Dry Shampoo
1/4c. cornstarch
1T baking soda
2 Cedarwood
2 Rosemary
1 Tea Tree
2T unsweetened cocoa powder (for dark hair)
Combine and put in shaker

Stomach Issues Support
1-2 DiGize in belly button or rub on stomach.
2-3 Digize in capsule take 1-2 times daily
Monthly Anti-Throat Punch Time
Daily 1 drop per ankle Clary Sage. Has helped me with mood, cramping and regularity.
Wellness Support
Daily 1 drop Purification on feet and rub together.
Esstential Oil ‘Tea’
Hot water 1-2 drops Lemon and Thieves
Hot water 1-2 drops Lemon
Hot water 1-2 drops Lemon and Peppermint
Just mix, match and play around with what tastes good to you.

Yummy Oily Water!
Always us stainless steal or glass
Water 1-2 drops Lemon
Water 1-2 Grapefruit
Water 1-2 Lemon and Peppermint
Once again mix and match!

Young Living Products I use
AromaGuard Meadow Mist Deodorant
Lavender Mint Shampoo and Conditioner
Thieves Cleaner
Thieves Toothpaste
Thieves Mouthwash
Thieves Laundry Soap
Other Random Info!
I have a 4 diffuser in my house; my room, kitchen area and two of my kids bedrooms. I also have a diffuser at work.
My kids LOVE essential oils. They always ask what essential oil is needed to help with whatever aliment they have. (Tummy ache, scratchy throat, head tension, sore muscles)
I use Vetiver and Cedarwood on my third son daily. Both help with focus and calming.
I use Thieves cleaner on EVERYTHING!
409—Thieves Cleaner
Windex— Thieves Cleaner
Tub & Tile—Thieves Cleaner
Hardwoods and Linoleum—Thieves Cleaner

I hope this information helps you with your oily journey! Please ask away if you have any questions!

Cheers!

In Grace,

HaLee

What’s in the Box?? Savvy Minerals Premium Starter Kit Opening

I was sooo excited to get my Savvy Minerals Premium Starter Kit in the mail I just had to open it with all of you!! Here is a quick preview of all the goodies in the box!!

Premium Starter Kit w/Savvy Minerals

*THESE ARE LAUNCHING FEBRUARY 1 at 12:00 AM MST!!!!!!! This is the PERFECT way to get started on your MAKEUP journey even if you are already a member! I cannot wait to snag one!

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Every Savvy Minerals product was carefully crafted so you can feel fabulous about yourself and what you’re putting on your skin. Products developed with an unwavering standard of purity and quality, giving you a full variety of naturally derived products made without cheap fillers or synthetics—and that’s a beautiful thing!

If you haven’t scanned your makeup with the Think Dirty app- do it! You are WORTH making this switch!

A few fun facts:
• Savvy Minerals are free from: talc, lead, bismuth, mineral oil, lead, mercury, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, and synthetic colorants!
• Savvy Minerals are made in the USA (the brushes are made in Italy).
• Savvy Minerals are cruelty-free, gluten-free, and mostly vegan (the lipsticks and lip glosses have beeswax, so they are not considered vegan).
• Savvy Minerals by Young Living uses Arrowroot Powder and Kaolin Clay. Both are calming to the skin, help to absorb excess oil and moisture on the skin and make the skin feel silky smooth. This is important because most mineral makeup uses bismuth, which is a metal mineral that • When worked into the pores – aggravates the pores and causes irritation and breakouts.
• Savvy Minerals lasts ALL DAY LONG… seriously, ALL DAY LONG! You’ll look as fresh at midnight as you did at 9 AM! You can’t put a price tag on health.
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Wholesale: $150.00PV: 100
REMEMBER: If you enroll a friend with a Savvy Minerals PSK, you’ll get a $50 check in the mail the following month! Sign 2 friends up, get $100, and so on. You just need to place your own 50 PV order the month they sign up. So you’re basically getting at least $50 in free YL product. Score!

Kits will include:
1 foundation – choose from Cool 2, Warm 2, Dark 1, and Dark 4 ($44.00)
1 blush ($27.75)
1 lip gloss ($27.50)
3 eye shadows ($45.75)
Foundation brush (not sold separately)
Misting Spray ($15.00)
5 ml Lavender oil ($11.75)

Wholesale membership Total value, excluding foundation brush: $171.75

Listed above are the wholesale prices of each item to show you how much you’re saving with the kit – y’all these are FULL-SIZED!!!!

If you have been wanting to start your Young Living journey this is a great first step! This makeup is great for your skin and for your health! Plus you will become a YL member so you will receive 24% off your purchases!! Then when you sign up for Essential Rewards you will earn FREE products each month when you meet minimum promo amounts and earn points towards FREE products!! Whoot! Whoot! Buying your makeup and getting FREE stuff! I love this company!

Now it’s time to click on my picture and you will be directed to my personal Young Living website where you can sign up to get your Premium Savvy Minerals Starter Kit! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Cheers!

In Grace,

HaLee