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

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

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!!

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.

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