Friday, January 22, 2016

Why I love essential oils

As many of you know, healthy living doesn’t come in a nicely wrapped present at Christmas time, like we all would love! I believe that living a happy healthy life requires the body to dedicate itself to exactly that, itself. Lifestyle change is difficult and takes time, but it needs to be something you can be dedicated to do over time.

I have always continued to search for better ways to stay well and fit. That is when I found myself starting to be a fan of Young Living essential oils. My sister-in-law introduced them to me about 3 years ago. All it took was using them a few times before I knew I wanted to invest more time learning about them, which is exactly what I did. 

As many of you know, I love baking. I don’t skimp on rich foods, as we all should enjoy our favorites. After all, we are human. But that comes with regular exercise and a realistic approach to living the life you want. I use these oils in many of my baking recipes because they are FDA compliant and such a wonderful aide to an already positive lifestyle. 

I believe in the power of essential oils because they are a natural byproduct of plants, which many consider God's medicine. They are not man-made products but instead tiny molecules that are easily absorbed into the skin. Once they begin absorbing, they know what to do; deliver oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. They also remove toxins without those often times, harmful side effects of medication. Although Young Living is not intended to prevent, cure or diagnose, I personally use these oils in replace of a physician prescribed migraine medication. I ask myself, why take medication that makes me feel side effects of sleepiness, dizziness, etc. when I can use an all-natural substitute with no side effects? 

In our house, we don’t just use essential oils. We have a multitude of great Young Living supplements that are now a part of my families’ daily life. My favorite is NingXia Red. NingXia Red is the sole reason I don’t need caffeine every morning to keep me going. This was a single life changer for us. Some fun facts about NingXia Red:

-Enzymes and co-factors in the digestion system are found in the minerals and vitamins in NingXia Red
-Endures energy levels throughout the day- plus it has a great taste
-Stabilizes blood sugar as well as help lower blood sugar
-Fights dementia and other forms of memory loss by strengthening the brains neuro-transmitters against pervasive free radical activity
-Adds the essential B-vitamin complex into the body
-Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial support due to containing solvetivone
-Inflammation reduction due to the Wolfberry containing beta-Sitosterol
-Contains the NingXia Wolfberry; high in protein

I could probably go on and on about why we use NingXia Red as a part of our everyday diet. Every Young Living member finds their own favorite products and benefits from those products. The benefits of these oils and their products are beyond amazing. It's true, using them a couple of times is the best way to become a life-long fan.

Of all the oils we have in our home, we use a handful of the same oils 'the most'! Thieves is probably one of the top 2 oils in our house and here is why:

 “Thieves was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims. This proprietary essential oil blend was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health. (Source)

This is another product I could go on and on about. We use it in our diffuser to keep our immune system good and strong, apply to our feet, throat, and neck; especially during the fall and winter when people really start spreading those sicknesses. It is proven to kill over 99% of all airborne bacteria. 

We also enjoy some of these other Young Living’s Thieves products; Thieves foaming hand soap, Thieves household cleaner,  breath mints,  tooth paste, Thieves waterless hand purifier, mouthwash,  dish soap and laundry soap.

We leave Thieves foaming hand soap in our kitchen year round and replace our YL Lavender foaming hand soap in the bathroom come fall. 

In our kitchen, right next to the hand soap you will find the Thieves dish soap, to remove those hard to clean muffin tins, grease splatter and burnt cheese on the pizza pan. I've had pans soak for hours trying to get grease marks off with little success. By using Thieves dish soap, I can merely let the dishes soak for a few minutes and wash clean! It is soft on the hands and all natural. 

Beyond that we use Thieves laundry detergent on all our fine linens and bedding. Knowing you are hopping into Thieves cleaned sheets never felt better! It has the same great smell, which is a pleasure in any room of the house.

In addition to those great products, we use Thieves toothpaste, dental floss and mouthwash to keep our mouth nice and clean. Never want cotton mouth again? Try Thieves toothpaste and mouthwash. It's a great addition to your family when the dreaded 'strep throat' come around. By no means is this a replacement to medication, but it sure soothes those sore throats and helps you to a faster recovery.

Without hesitation, my favorite Thieves product of all is the Thieves household cleaner. If you haven’t tried this, you are missing out. It is the simplest way to clean everything. And it is the most cost effective cleaning product you'll ever purchase. Here’s how I use it:

-Add 1 capful of Thieves household cleaner to the hot water of your carpet shampooer. The house smells phenomenal and the carpets get cleaned, the safe way.
-Add 1 (1/2 Tbsp.) capful to 6 ¼ cups of water to wash your floors. Keep that smell going throughout the house!
-Add ½ cap to 5 quarts of water and clean your windows and mirrors. Window cleaner is made of an abundance of chemicals that draw dust back. No wonders you wash your windows so often.
-Add 1 capful to 2 cups of water to wash your walls during spring cleaning.
-Add 1 capful to 1-2 cups of water for medium to heavy decreasing.
-Add 1 capful with 1 cup of baking soda for a great shower and tile cleaner. Freshness at its finest! 
-Add 1 capful to 3 ¾ cup of water and put into spray bottles for a light degreaser. I also use this for everyday cleaner for cleaning the counters, sinks, door handles, refrigerator, etc.
*TIP: Add a drop or 2 of your favorite citrus oil to add a twist on the clean scent. I like adding Orange and Lemon best!

By cleaning everything, I mean everything. Replace ALL your cleaners with this one products. 

Bottom Line:
You can purchase Young Living essential oils retail from my site by clicking here and choosing 'retail customer'.

To purchase these oils in the most economical way (the way I recommend) you can become a ‘wholesale member’. Before you run for the hills, let me explain what 'wholesale member' means. You receive the exclusive wholesale discount (24% off) all Young Living products and oils. When you sign up, you can simply enjoy the oils for yourself or share with family and friends. No strings attached. No fine print. No required monthly orders. I recommend starting with the Premium Starter Kit because you get an abundance of oils and a diffuser. (And a few free gifts from me for reading my story!) 

Here is the game changer! Young Living isn’t your typical essential oil distributor. Like I mentioned above, there is absolutely NO regular purchase commitment. You don’t need to maintain a certain order amount, and you are not locked into purchasing every month! This was the golden ticket for me. I don’t ever want anyone to HAVE to purchase something when they don’t NEED it. It is all up to YOU.

If you are interested in joining as a wholesale member, click here. If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me via emailfacebook, or using the 'Contact Form' on the left side of the blog! 

Want to learn more? Visit the Questions & Answers page. I hope that page helps you as you consider whether Young Living is right for you.

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