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

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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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

 

Understanding the True Value of the Premium Starter Kits

Before I dive into more essential oil oils, I really feel I need to explain the value of Young Livings Premium Starter Kits. If you are starting to have the inkling that you want to get involved in this wonderful journey of getting your family healthier I need to tell you where to start!

The Premium Starter kits are the only thing on the Young Living site that’s half off. Without the diffuser, you’re literally getting 11 bottles of therapeutic grade oil for $70. You can’t even get them that cheap at the grocery store!!!! Each bottle has around 90 drops of oil in it – that is 90 applications.

The kit comes with……

  • Bottles to share with your family and friends
  • An AromaGlide roll-on bottle to apply the oils on the go
  • Samples of NingXia Red for full system support
  • A diffuser!!!!!!!!!

A lifetime wholesale membership

  • That means 24% off your oils for life
  • Every single order that you place after the kit is 24% off
  • To maintain a wholesale membership you only have to spend $50 in a         calendar year in oils that you select. There is never a membership fee.

That would be like purchasing two bottles of Thieves Cleaner a YEAR!! (I will talk about the amazingness of Thieves Cleaner in another post!!)

How to order……

  • It’s simple!
  • Click on my image on the right side of page. Where it says My Personal Young Living Page.
  • Click on “become a member”
  • Add my sponsor/enroller number (11640771)
  • Screen 2 lets you pick out your kit
  • Screen 3 adds your mailing info
  • Screen 4 collects your payment info
  • And you are off and running!
    WELCOME TO YOUNG LIVING!

What will be coming…..

  • Dew Drop Diffuser (or the style that you chose)
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Purification® 5-ml
    • R.C.™ 5-ml
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • 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

One or more of the following essential oils may be substituted in the event of sourcing constraints or supply considerations: AromaEase™, Citrus Fresh™ Vitality™, Lemongrass Vitality™, Orange Vitality™ and Tea Tree.

Holy biscuits and gravy the Premium Starter Kit is such a HUGE value!! To purchase all these items on their own it would cost $385 or more! But that is not all you will now get 24% off all your future purchases as long as you remain a member!! Whoot!! Whoot!!

Now you have the meat and potatoes of Young Livings Premium Starter Kit, so lets get you signed up!! Click on my image on right side of page to go to my personal Young Living site. 🙂

Cheers!

In Grace,

HaLee

 

 

Lets T’oil Together!

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A Toil of Love is an avenue for me to share the uncountable advantages of essential oils. My passion for oils has grown exponentially and I feel it is truly a blessing being able to introduce more and more people to the powerful mental, physical and emotional benefits. I will use this page to share how I use essential oils with my family and many great ways that my friends and peers use them. So get ready for a roller coaster ride of amazing information!