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

Our Most Precious Gift- Our Seedlings

As many of you know I am a mom. A mom of four boys no less! Being a mom is the most rewarding, challenging and down right hardest thing I have ever done. These little bundles of joy are our babies, our seedlings and we would do anything for them. When we bring them home for the first time we want to give them the best of everything; the purest, healthiest and cleanest of every product we expose them too. That is our goal. Then reality sets in and most of our preconceived notions go flying our the door.

Until know! The amazing Young Living brand that people know and have been using for years has expanded to include a “Seedlings” line meant for your sweet, sweet baby. You no longer have to worry about exposing your child to the chemicals found in most brand name baby wipes, diaper rash creams, lotions and more!!

Young Living’s Seedlings line offers expertly created, essential oil-infused baby products that have been safely diluted for babies’ sensitive skin. Free from harmful ingredients, the line’s gentle, plant-based formulas have been specially created to carefully comfort infants and give parents peace of mind.

So lets look real quick at what is really in a brand name “Simply Clean” baby wipes.

Water Helps remove impurities from skin
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract Aloe Vera
Caprylyl Glycol A skin conditioner and mild preservative
Malic Acid A pH adjuster
Sodium Benzoate Preservative used block bacteria inside the pack
Sodium Citrate A pH adjuster
Tocopheryl Acetate A synthetic Vitamin E oil.
Coco-Betaine A cleansing agent and is associated with irritation and allergic contact dermatitis.
Fragrance  Fragrances are mixtures of undisclosed ingredients and many people are allergic to them.  Fragrance mixes often contain diethyl phthalate, which is associated with hormone disruption. Fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress, and potential effects on the reproductive system.
Polysorbate 20 It is an emulsifier that keeps ingredients from separating.  It is produced by using carcinogenic ethylene oxide, which may contaminate the final product with carcinogenic1,4-doxane.

Now after reading all that who wants to wipe their babies bum with them!!?? Not this girl! I am a big advocate of knowing what you are putting on your body and these ingredients do not sound like things I want to put on my body! Now let’s look at Young Living’s Seedlings Baby Wipes.35653949851_50f09f979a_z

Young Living Seedlings™ Baby Wipes are ultra-soft and comfortable. The soothing formula leaves skin moisturized, soft, and smooth while providing gentle and thorough cleansing without drying your infant’s delicate skin. With key ingredients are Apple fruit extract, Soapberry fruit extract, Aloe, Calendula extract, and Lavender essential oil, now that sounds better to me!

These gentle baby wipes can be used on any part of your infant’s skin. Soft, thick, and versatile, these wipes can handle a diaper change or a lunchtime cleanup. Vegan friendly, this mild and gentle formula contains cleansing botanicals and 100 percent pure essential oils and is specially formulated to minimize the risk of common allergic reactions.

Not only are these wipes amazing for your babies bum, they have numerous other uses as well! You can use them to remove your face makeup at the end of the day, they are great for wiping up sticky hands after meals and they can be used to replace your toxic dryer sheets! Imagine that, no more nasty dryer sheets and your clothes are going to smell great!

So now as a mom we have an amazing avenue to have the best and purest products for our babies. Click on my photo to go to my personal Young Living website to order your Seedlings products. If you would like to become a wholesale Young Living member read my post “Understanding the True Value of Premium Starter Kits” (Jan. 21).

Cheers!

In Grace,

HaLee

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To Fall in Love with Frank

We all go through a time in our lives when we fall in love. It might be knew love, it might be old love, it might be rekindled love. Well, I have a NEW love and his name is Frank! (Don’t tell my hubby!) Franks real name is Frankincense and let me tell you his story.

Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii) is considered a holy oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years and was one of the gifts given to Christ at his birth. Frankincense is mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian scroll from approximately 1500 BCE, that documents its use. I just love the history of Frank, it truly warms my heart to know that that this oil was given to my Savior at his birth. Every time I diffuse Frank or use topically the sweet aroma grounds me to my God.
Frankincense is derived from the gummy sap that oozes out of the Boswellia trees, respectively, when their bark is cut. The leaking resin is allowed to harden and then scraped off the trunk in tear-shaped droplets; it may then be used in its dried form or steamed to yield essential oils. It is edible and often chewed like gum. It is also extremely fragrant, particularly when burned or diffused. 5324015063_905550e980_z
Frankincense essential oil  has a broad range of uses, from enhancing spiritual and meditative practice to use in beauty routines. Frankincense has an earthy, uplifting aroma that’s perfect for grounding and spiritual connectedness. Create a safe and comforting environment by diffusing this oil’s empowering aroma, particularly when you are seeking purpose or engaged in prayer or meditation. In addition to elevated spiritual experiences, Frankincense can help you maintain the appearance of radiant skin. Its ability to smooth the appearance of healthy skin explains why it is used in many natural beauty products.
I use Frank everyday on my face and love the results. I use a synergy  of Frank, Lavender and Copaiba essential oils in a roller ball with grape seed oil. (Recipe below) I also use Frank neat on my forehead each night. I apply one drop on my forehead and then gently rub it over my whole face. My skin has never felt or looked so good!! Also if feel a clogged pore coming on I put a dab of Frank on it and it keeps it from ever erupting! I Love Frank!5469204697_4237b7b092_z(1)
There are just so many great uses for Frank….. Invite elevated spiritual experiences every day by diffusing this oil in your home or office. Add Frankincense to your daytime lotion or night cream for a custom moisturizer that highlights your natural beauty. Incorporate Frankincense into your yoga ritual by diffusing this oil during your routine and following up with a post-practice massage. I also just love to use Frank as a personal scent! One drop Frank on my wrist with one drop Patchouli smells divine!
So don’t hold back any longer! If you have not started your romance with Frank, today is the day! Frank is also included in the Premium Starter Kit so you get to enjoy him right away when you become a Young Living member!! To sign up to become a member click on my picture and you will be taken directly to my personal Young Living page and you will be able to sign up there!!
Cheers!
In Grace,
HaLee
My Daily Face Oil Recipe
7 drops Copaiba
5 drops Lavendar
5 drops Frankincense
Grape seed oil or carrier oil of chose
10 mL Roller Ball
Make a synergy of essential oils in 10mL roller ball and then top with you favorite carrier oil. Use morning and night after you wash your face with a warm clean towel.

Lets Talk Chemicals

In our modern day society we are exposed to hundreds of chemicals everyday. Chemicals that have been created by man to serve a life enriching purpose. Or so that is what we have been told……

The truth is these chemicals are actually killing us, they are slowly poisoning our bodies little bit by little bit. It only takes 26 seconds for chemicals you put on your skin to enter your blood stream. So when you dip your hand into bleach water you are absorbing all those chemicals directly into your bloodstream. Lets take a closer look at bleach so we can really understand why it is so bad to use.

The most obvious danger of Chlorine Bleach is printed clearly on the label. It is a heavily corrosive material capable of irritating the eyes, skin and respiratory tract often by simply inhaling the gases it releases. This inhalation has been noted to deteriorate the lungs and esophagus lining. These side effects may not occur to a noticeable extent with each exposure, but the impact is never good, especially over a long period of time.

It is important to note that there is no FDA-type organization that regulates the cleaning products you buy. Instead groups such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) make warnings of the use of these items publicly available. Under the assumption that consumers will continue to use Chlorine Bleach within their households, the following safety precautions are widely recommended:

  • Dilute the chlorine bleach with water. The lower concentration poses a potentially lesser risk of unwanted exposure.
  • Wear a safety mask and rubber gloves when working with bleach as a preventative measure.
  • Only use chlorine bleach in a well ventilated area to allow for sufficient air flow and to prevent the unwanted gasses from remaining stationary in the working space.
  • Never mix chlorine bleach with any other household cleaners.

The fourth and final recommendation is particularly worth noting because mixed with common ingredients -such as ammonia -found in many other household cleaners the fumes produced can become even more lethal and potentially fatal. Nose bleeds, neurological disorders, headaches, shortness of breath and chest pain, are just a small number of the potential side effects that can be experienced.

So after reading all that why in good heavens would you ever want to use bleach or have it in your home!! I have four young boys that I can not even imagine exposing them to all those horrible things. But now here is the truth, I have exposed them. I have been exposing them for many years but those days are GONE!! Bleach will no longer be in my home. Along with a plethora of other toxic cleaning products. They are all out!!! Out to the garbage never to be used again.

All I use now is Thieves Household Cleaner. This stuff is truly top notch and amazing. One 14.4oz bottle at wholesale price is $22.00 and makes 29, 30 oz. bottles at $1.32 each. You cannot buy any chemical ridden cleaner for that cheap!! The Thieves Household Cleaner comes as a concentrate and then you get to create the cleaning products that you use and love!

Suggested Ratios According to Usage

  • All-purpose cleaner: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2–3 cups water.
  • Degreaser: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2 cups water. For heavy cleaning, use half or quarter the amount of water. If necessary, use a cloth to apply Thieves Household Cleaner undiluted. After cleaning, wipe the area with a cloth dampened with water.
  • Glass and mirror cleaner: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner, 5 drops Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 3 cups water.

Another thing that I love about Thieves Household Cleaner is that I can give a bottle of Thieves All-Purpose Cleaner to my four year old son and he can go to town helping me clean house! I do not have to worry about him being poised by toxic chemicals! It is so wonderful!

Thieves Household Cleaner has an amazing smell too. It is sweet-and-spicey scent, no more toxic fumes that you have to hold your breath around. Thieves Cleaner contains Clove Bud Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Cinnamon Bark Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata Leaf Oil, and Rosemary Oil. Yum, yum, yum it has never smelled so good to clean my home!!

 

This all-purpose cleaner can be used on any surface in your home for dusting, spot cleaning, scrubbing, or any other cleaning need. Wherever you use it, you’ll feel good knowing it’s safe to use around everyone in your family, including pets. Spot test in an inconspicuous area before applying this product to woods, plastics, fabrics, and granite. If staining or damage occurs, discontinue use on the material.

So start your journey today of having a clean chemical free home!! Young Living offers a amazing Thieves Premium Starter Kit which includes:

  • 15-ml Thieves
  • Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste
  • Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
  • 2 Thieves Cleaner
  • 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
  • 2 Thieves Spray
  • 2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
  • 5-ml Stress Away™
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

This packed full kit is only $160 when you become a Young Living Member. You can click on my photo on right hand side of page to go directly to my personal Young Living site! If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at any time!  If you are just checking out this blog and would love to learn more about Young Living Essential Oils, send me your email address and I will connect you with great resources!  I look forward to hearing from you!

Cheers!

In Grace,

HaLee

 

P.S. Here are some great Thieves Household Cleaner recipes!

Everyday All-Purpose Cleaner

In a 32 oz. high-quality and hard plastic bottle mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 15-20 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  3. Fill the rest with water

Window and Mirror Cleaner

For this cleaner, it is advised to use a 16 oz. glass spray bottle, because Lemon essential oil will be added and citrus oils can erode plastic.

Mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 5 drops of Lemon essential oil
  3. 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  4. Fill the rest with water

Deep Clean Scrubbing Solution

In a glass jar mix the following well to form a thick paste to clean sinks and tubs:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 1 cup of baking soda

Wood Floor Cleaner 

In a 16 oz. glass spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 5 drops of Lemon or Orange essential oil
  3. 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  4. 1 tablespoon of Castile soap
  5. Fill the rest with water

Tile and Grout Cleaner

In a 16 oz. glass spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 5 drops of Purification essential oil and/or Lemon essential oil
  3. 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  4. Fill the rest with water

Goo Cleaner

Add 1-2 drops of Lemon essential oil to any surface with stubborn “goo,” such as, gum, oil, grease spots, crayon, marker, stickers and more!


Refrigerator Refresher

After using the Everyday All-Purpose Cleaner seen above, freshen up your refrigerator by adding 3 drops of Lemon essential oil to a cotton ball and placing it inside.


Room Freshener

In a home diffuser add the following:

  1. 4 drops of Lemon essential oil
  2. 4 drops of Purification essential oil
  3. Fill to the line with distilled or purified water

 

Here Goes My Oil Toil!

Well after many failed attempts I finally finished my blog page!! Whoot! Whoot for me!! I am so excited to finally be able to write my first post! 🙂

So lets begin…..As you can see from my page I love Young Living essential oils. They are in my opinion the best quality essential oils in the business. Now please do not feel that if you use another brand of oils you will not find useful information here. You will!! Just remember that when I am talking about essential oils I will be talking about Young Living unless otherwise stated.

My journey with Young Living essential oil began about year ago. To say the least in the beginning I was a complete skeptic!! The only reason I purchased a Premium Starter Kit with Dewdrop is because my husband told me to! I had attended a Young Living 101 party at my friends house and liked the concept but didn’t buy into it. A week went by until I had a chance to tell my husband about all I had learned. He looked at me like, ‘are your crazy? Buy it’!! So I did!

The first three months as a “Oiler” were not very exciting for me. I loved my stater kit but did not do much more than diffuse essential oil. It wasn’t until about the fourth month that I REALLY started to get into it. My up-line leader was a great recourse and continually shared amazing information. I also started to follow Jen O’Sullivan of Facebook and loved her posts!! With in no time I was using essential oils all day everyday. I was diffusing, applying topically and taking internally. My family fell in love with oils too!

My hope for this blog is to share my new love and journey with Young Living essential oils. I hope to lead you to become just as passionate as I am. So here is to our first steps together!! Cheers!!

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”–Lao Tzu

 

In Grace,

HaLee