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DIY bath salts

Yesterday on my Insta I shared with you the super fun process of making DIY bath salts! After you all voted, it was an overwhelming YES for me to post this recipe on the blog! SO HERE I GO!

I rolled up at Target and was able to get the majority of my ingredients for fairly cheap! $11 dollars for 12 four oz canning jars (use glass or stainless steal to store your new bath salts in, anything else will ruin the integrity of the essential oils!), a HUGE ol’ bag of Epsom salt for about $8, and I was all set! For fun, I added organic dried flowers from amazon! $5 without shipping for a cute baggy of dried rose and lavender petals! And a 16 oz bag of organic pink Himalayan salt from HomeGoods $3!

From there, I would put three parts Epsom salt to one part pink salt and flower petals! Once that was all happy in the jar, I’d add 5 to 10 drops of my favorite essential oils! Everything from Christmas Spirit and Orange, to Lavender and Cedarwood made it into these little jars! My mom’s favorite combo was Inner Child and Bergamot! SO floraly and relaxing! Depending on who likes what scent, I will let my friends smell and decide which one they would like to take home! I added ribbon and a gift tag to each one and DONE! In theory, each gift cost me roughly $3 to make!😍<<<<<<<<
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TO GET: Mason jars

Epsom salt

Essential oils of your choice, I used YL oils of course! Check out this link to get your hands on some!

Optional: Pink Himalayan salt

Dried flower petals, I got mine from Amazon!

Ribbon and gift tags

A sharpie to label! (I was too forgetful to remember what I’d put in each jar! Lol)

Oily Crash Course!

Here is your PSK quick guide!!! THIS right here will help you pull your oils out and start using them.

Still unsure??? Just turn your diffuser on and choose ONE of these below!!!

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YOUR 11 NEW BEST FRIENDS….COME MEET THEM!

+Lavender – considered “the swiss army knife” of all oils and you will likely find yourself reaching for it often. Just a drop may help soothe minor skin abrasions, and a drop in a new tube of mascara can result in fuller, longer eyelashes. Lavender can also be used for the following things: Combine Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint to support healthy respiratory function and help you enjoy the seasons with ease. Lavender is very calming and we use it to support a good night’s rest!

+Lemon Vitality – can be used for a variety of things, including cooking (lemon pasta), baking (lemon bars), and for a balanced health and wellness regimen. A drop or two of Lemon can also help you get sticky, hard to remove items or residue off of windows and other surfaces with ease. We also clean with Lemon often! Talk about the entire house smelling wonderful. Lemon is very cleansing for our bodies and sometimes we use this topically on problem areas on our skin, too! Talk about versatile!

+Peppermint Vitality – this is one of the oils that I will never find myself without and is always in my purse for on-the-go support. I use it to support healthy digestion, as part of healthy weight management, in the diffuser to give us a little pick me up and more! It is my go to oil for head tension as well!

+Copaiba Vitality – is a great driving oil, meaning it adds extra power when applied on top of any oil. It can also be taken internally to promote wellness as part of a daily health regimen. I love to make a Copaiba tea with one drop of the EO in hot water! One of my favorite ways to use this oil is making a Copaiba Epsom Salt Bath – combine 5 drops of oil with 1 cup of Epsom salt to unwind at the end of the day.

+Purification – a blend of Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Myrtle essential oils, is great for removing any offensive odor in your home or car. Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place inside those sports bags, garbage cans, stinky shoes and more! We also love to add a few drops to our wool dryer balls when placing our clothes in the dryer. It leaves our clothes smelling fresh and clean!

+Panaway – Trust me when I say that this oil right here just might become your favorite! It’s a perfect companion after a workout, or a lifesaver for those days that you’ve overexerted yourself physically. This blend of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint essential oils can be used in a massage to help ease muscle discomfort.

+Digize Vitality – is a blend of Ginger, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, and Juniper essential oils that was formulated to aid healthy digestion. It’s rich unique aroma and taste can be calming and comforting. This oil is one that goes with us every where, especially when traveling! You can use it as a dietary supplement in your water to help support a healthy digestive system.

+RC – Everyone who has lungs should own this oil! This blend of Spruce, Cyprus, and three types of Eucalyptus (E. Globulus, E. Radiata, and E.Citriodora) essential oils packs a big punch! It’s robust scent is a great way to perk up and it’s energetic aroma will help you stay motivated throughout the day. One sniff and you’ll know why people don’t want to find themselves without this blend. Awesome for pre and post workouts, amazing for overall respiratory support!

+Stress Away – It pretty much does what the name suggests!!! Understatement! It helps bring relief to everyday stresses we all can feel. This blend of Copaiba, Lime, Vanilla, Cedarwood, Ocotea, and Lavender essential oils smells amazing and when diffused or applied topically provides a calming aroma and feeling.

+Frankincense – is known as the “holy anointing oil” and is arguably one of the most recognizable essential oils due to its wide range of supportive properties, as well as being one of the gifts given to baby Jesus. It is highly useful in supporting the skin. It’s a great add to facial moisturizers, diffusing for meditation, focus and grounding of emotions.

+Thieves Vitality – is one of Young Living’s most popular oil blends and has a spicy scent and flavor. Smells like Christmas!!!
This proprietary blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils may help support a healthy immune system and promote overall wellness.
We apply a drop to the bottom of our feet daily to help support a healthy immune system.

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A FEW CHEMICALS TO AVOID

The Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 grandfathered in an estimated 65,000-100,000 chemicals currently on the market today.
What does that mean to you?

Simply put: these chemicals have not had any safety testing and we know very little information about their effects. Of the chemicals tested, toxic labeling is required only if 50% or more of the animals tested with a chemical die. Doesn’t that sound awful? Under the TSCA, manufacturers are protected by trade secrets laws that allow them to keep their ingredient lists a secret.

 

22154484_10211417066365992_2218164131808171920_nThere are so many chemicals in our everyday products that are harmful to our health and bodies without us even knowing. The best thing to do is EMPOWER people and EDUCATE everyone on what to avoid and how to avoid it. Here are a few to be aware of:

+Fragrance:
Short term toxicity can include coughing, skin irritation, rash, wheezing, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and irritability. Long term toxicity can include cancer, lung disease, heart disease and reproductive disorders.
Found in: scented candles, perfumes, lotions, and more

+Triclosan:
Used in many formulations as an antibacterial agent to prevent or reduce bacterial contamination and registered as a pesticide by the EPA. Topical absorption of triclosan has shown disturbances to the endocrine system, and is believed to lead to birth defects and uncontrollable cell growth
Found in: soaps, deodorants, cosmetics, shave gel, first aid spray, kitchenware and children’s toys.

+Phthalates:
A low cost endocrine disrupting chemical that in lab studies has shown to interfere with hormone production in rats and mimic estrogen in human studies.
Found in: plastic food packaging, lotions, skin moisturizers, fragrance, cleaners, glues and nail polish.

+Formaldehyde:
This is a known carcinogen and recognized as such by the Cancer Institute. Exposure can cause eye irritation, asthmatic response, skin irritation, headaches and nausea. Long term effects include cancer and possibly leukemia. Although products generally contain small amounts, when this chemical is used in many common everyday household items in addition to being present in our wood, sheetrock and furniture, our exposure adds up. To make things even more alarming, this isn’t an easy ingredient to find. The ingredients that formaldehyde make up are often listed as it’s fragmented name.
Found in: baby shampoo, pet shampoo, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, sunblocks, cosmetics, baby wipes, toothpaste, and more.

Thanks to consumer awareness, the sale of chemical household products is slowing down from a previous GROWTH rate of 10% annually. Perhaps a new DIY ingredient savvy generation is to thank!

I happily traded out all that yuck for the Thieves cleaning line and haven’t looked back! img_0576

They have it all, and it doesn’t smell all chemical-y and LIKE it will asphyxiate you!

Chemical free cleaning is the easiest benefit of essential oils for me to talk about. I started using them for a few different reasons, but it’s obvious when you come to my house that I needed to work on getting the chemicals off of our cleaned surfaces.  It always made me cringe a little, using Febreze around the house, breathing in that and other cleaning products because I just knew that the smell had to be a bunch of chemicals combined. Once I really started learning about the dangers of conventional products I started acting on that uneasiness. I am NOT a DIY girl, especially with cleaning products. But, it was what I decided to do and you know what? With the right tools…

1/They’re actually pretty easy
2/They’re actually cheaper than store bought
3/They’re not dangerous to me, or my family! Plus our dogs – always have to remember them! Not dangerous for her either.

And that’s reason enough for me!

Check out the product guide for a look at the whole Thieves cleaning line!

 

FALL IS COMING 

Fall, while as AMAZING as it is, can be a difficult season on your physical and emotional health. The days are shorter, it is getting cold in most parts of the country, and people all around you are spreading some yucky things around. 
During any season there are basics to keep you healthy. However, you may be doing everything “right” and still need a little extra support to get you through these autumn days. Whether diffusing, applying topically, or taking internally, essential oils can help you strengthen your physical wellness, improve your emotional balance, and fill your home with safe, purifying products.
Here’s some ideas!
Utilize the Power of Thieves:
– Diffuse Thieves essential oil blend day or night to help purify and humidify the air. I also have this in a roller bottle for easy topical use! 

– Clean household surfaces with Thieves Wipes or Thieves Household Cleaner.

-If you’re on the go, help sanitize the air with a squirt or two of Thieves Spray.

-Keep Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier in your car, at your desk, and in your purse or bag for a quick and easy cleaning.
Support the Body’s Natural Defenses:
– Citrus oils such as Citrus Fresh™, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, and Tangerine help support the body’s natural defenses. Plus, the fresh, vibrant citrus scents can also help boost your mood during short winter days.

– Mountain Savory™ Oil revitalizes and stimulates the body and has strong purifying properties.

– Clove Oil is an important ingredient in Thieves and helps support the body’s natural functions!

– Also try the Oregano, Thyme, ImmuPower™, and Purification® oils! 
Support Respiratory Health:
– Young Living Respiratory Blends R.C.™,Thieves Cough Drops, Breathe Again™ Roll-On Oil, Peppermint Oil eases tension along with Myrtle and Pine, supports healthy respiratory function!
 Get a Good Night’s Sleep:
– Take a soothing bath before bed with some Epsom salts and Peace & Calming® or Dream Catcher™ to promote relaxation.

– Diffuse Lavender, Cedarwood, Harmony™, Valor®, Gentle Baby™, Trauma Life™, Stress Away™, or Angelica Oil to help bring a peaceful night’s slumber.
To get started with oils today! Check out the menu at the top of the page! 

Why Young Living?

I care about what I’m putting IN my body, so shouldn’t I also care just as much about what I’m putting ON my body? I was happily surprised when I started researching Essential Oils, I found that Young Living owns their own farms to grow their own plants all over the world. Most of the other oil companies buy from farmers. Young Living distills 100% of their own oils. That means YL can stand by their quality from beginning to end. They call it the “seed to seal” guarantee, which means a lot if I am going to be putting them on my body and my families’ bodies. They can say with a 100% guarantee that they know what is in those precious little bottles and that they are 100% pure. From the time the seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle, they apply the most rigorous quality controls possible to ensure that you are receiving essential oils exactly the way nature intended. YL has been around for over 20 years and they are clearly the leader in the industry. So they have had the opportunity to learn from mistakes or change what isn’t working.
YL is more expensive compared to other brands and oils you can purchase at Whole Foods or on Amazon. Aromatherapy has become quite a fad, and an ever-growing number of marketers, seeing its money-making potential, have jumped on the essential oil bandwagon, looking for an easy way to make a lot of money. They’re finding innovative ways to sell anything they can call aromatherapy. mostly, what you find are cheap imitations: some sort of oil base to which they’ve added synthetic chemicals to create a fragrance.

If you buy a cheaper oil, chances are you’re not even getting what you pay for. You must remember that aromatherapy is about more than just the smell. The $5.00 to $10.00 bottle of Frankincense you get at the health food stores might smell fine to you, but there’s no way it will provide you with the therapeutic benefits of YL’s Frankincense oil. And I guarantee you there will be an expiration date on that bottle but not on any of Young Living’s bottles.

While some of these so-called aromatherapy products present a pleasing fragrance (at least to a chemically-oriented nose), can cover unpleasant odors, and may have some limited value in relaxation, they have no real value for true aromatherapy. In some cases, these so-called aromatherapy products can create serious health problems, from allergic reactions to irritations to chemical burns and they should definitely not be ingested.

There are at least 200 different companies marketing essential oils in North America. However, there are many grades of essential oils, and most essential oils available in the United States are of the lowest grade and quality. Only when using a Young Living 100% pure-therapeutic-grade oil will you see significant benefits. So when you ask me why I chose YL, the answer is simple, I can trust what’s in these bottles!😍

This may sound crazy, but I think I’m seeing a difference since using EOs 

As I am getting more used to my Premium Starter Kit, I’m realizing that I have managed to find so many uses for them, and that there are already new healthy habits happening in my home. Whenever I get home the diffuser goes on and I oil up to decompress to do homework. Like clockwork. My body knows what it needs that day. Some days I’ll support it by applying RC to my chest, or Lavender to my temples, maybe even Thieves to my feet (I’m feeling cold season quickly approaching, and I’m not about to get sick!). Nonetheless, I am so blessed to have stumbled upon these guys when I did. I feel more confident at work, school, home, life, literally every aspect of my life. REALLY THOUGH!


No joke, yesterday I got my first flat tire ever and I LAUGHED IT OFF. Granted, Jesus is amazing and made the situation, sooo I was supported 100% of the time because He’s amazing. I had friends to comfort me, people to help me, and love all around. But I got home and I was still in disbelief that I kept my cool. I oiled up with lots of Lavender and just went on with my day. WHAT?! If that would have happened this time last year, I would have probably cried, called AAA, cried, then asked my dad to come help me because I was useless and missed class.

P.S. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a bit of a drama queen. Lol, yeah, I know, isn’t that OBVIOUS?! But also along with that comes almost incapacitating fits of fear and self doubt and loneliness and OVERTHINKING. NOW, get this, that hasn’t happened to me for a while now and honestly, I’d love to blame self growth, but I think a bit of it might honestly be the oils….. 

I was sceptic of the mental wellness side of these guys but man, they have kept my brain on some tippity top levels lately! And I’M SHARING BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE WHO NEEDS TO HEAR THIS!

Message me if you have ANY questions! There is no such thing as a bad question when you are trying to understand what amazing things these oils are capable of. I’m trying my best to keep you all updated on my wellness journey, so hopefully as midterms are quickly approaching, I won’t disappear off here! Love you all! xoxo💕

For more info on how to get started with EOs, please click here -> Oils

Why essential oils?

 

WHY YOU NEED OILS IN YO LIFE!!!

1. Replacing Harmful Toxic Products:
Air quality of air inside our homes is 5-7 times more toxic than outdoor air It takes 26 seconds for toxins you smell or apply to fully enter your bloodstream. (It takes just as fast for EOs to enter your blood stream and start doing damage control!)

2. EO’s repair your damaged cells!
They actually enter your bloodstream, find the receptor sites that have been damaged by harmful toxins or sickness and REPAIR them!

3. Taking Preventative Care:
Like the above point, EOs have properties that keep our bodies functioning the way they were made to function.

4. Emotional Support:
STRESS STRESS STRESS. I don’t need to tell you how horrible stress is for our whole entire wellbeing. From past to present to future emotional support, EOs help the body release unwanted tension.

5. They smell fan-fricken-tastic:
I’m currently diffusing Lime + Stress Away + Tangerine + Spearmint because IT SMELLS SO FREAKING GOOD!

6. Why Young Living? SEED TO SEAL
Young Living is the ONLY oils company in the world that has control over every step from planting to bottling. They are the only ones that can fully claim that their essential oils are pure.

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Let’s talk about alkaline, guys.

Disease can’t grow in an alkaline body. 🌿
Our bodies thrive when our pH is balanced (which is between 6.0 and 7.5 on a scale of 0-14). This means we need to have the right amount of acidity and the right amount of alkalinity. This problem is, most of our diets (mine for sure!) is highly acidic. 

Coffee, meats, grains, processed foods and sweets are some examples of acidic foods. This can be rough on our body if there is too much. It can lead to unwanted ailments and serious health problems. (I strongly recommend everybody Google these concerns.)

Some examples of alkaline foods include: leafy greens and other veggies (not nearly as delicious as cheesy bread). Surprisingly, Lemons are extremely alkaline-forming in the body. (Hello lemon essential oil in the water!) Supplementing lemons into your diet can help cleanse your digestive system, ignite your metabolism and neutralize excess acids. 

So ultimately, when our body is nice and balanced, it makes it tougher for yucky bacteria and stuff to grow because that stuff thrives in an acidic environment! 🤷🏼‍♀️ Something to think about! 🌿✨

DIY spa day

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If you’re looking for oh so soft skin, and a relaxing mind clearing time. Benefits of this easy to make recipe is fully hydrated skin and a happy you! But seriously, this recipe is like walking on clouds so listen up!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 Mason Jar

1 Cup Epson Salt

1 Cup Quick Oats

1/2 Cup Baking Soda

15 Drops Peace & Calming Essential Oil(Or Lavender/Stress Away! These will also work well!)

 

Recipe:

Grind Salt and Oats in a Coffee Grinder Until Fine.

Next Add Baking Soda and Essential Oil.

Add 1 Cup of This Mixture into Warm Water and Soak for 30 Minutes!

and Enjoy! ❤

 

 

Premium Starter Kit

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I am absolutely in LOVE with the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living. If you are new to essential oils, this kit really is the perfect introduction. Not only is it the most cost effective way to start your oil journey, but there are so many uses for this kit! So let’s start with what comes in the kit.
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The Premium Starter Kit comes with a total of 11 bottles of essential oils PLUS your choice of a diffuser and some samples. The price of your kit will vary depending on which diffuser you choose, but if you choose the basic diffuser it will cost $160. This kit allows you to have a wholesale membership, which means that you save 24% on all future purchases! You will also have access to our team’s secret Facebook groups, webinars, classes, graphics, and more. This is just too good to be true!

Here is a list of the included oils and a little bit about what each one does!

  • Thieves Vitality: Supports healthy immune function. It may also support a healthy respiratory system and contribute to over wellness when taken as a dietary supplement. You can add this to a glass of warm water or tea.
  • DiGize Vitality: Contains peppermint, ginger, and fennel, plus several other essential oils. You can use this with meals to support over all well being. You can use to support healthy digestion.
  • Peppermint Vitality: Supports gastrointestinal system comfort. It promotes healthy bowel function, enhances healthy gut function, and maintains proper efficiency in the digestive tract.
  • Purification: You can diffuse this to freshen air and eliminate odors. You can use this oil on your skin to improve appearance for healthy looking skin. It can be used as a bug spray and is soothing when added to a bath.
  • Copaiba Vitality: Helps supports the body’s response to injury/irriation. It is a driving oil, which means it helps other oils to be even more effective. It can be super soothing and promote youthful appearances.
  • Lemon Vitality: Helps you to maintain good energy, healthy skin, and is a natural body cleanser. This is a main ingredient in Thieves and NingXia Red.
  • PanAway: A best-selling blend containing wintergreen, helichrysum, clove, and peppermint. You can apply topically after exercise to soothe muscles. This is the perfect blend to relieve head discomfort, muscle soreness, and monthly cramps.
  • R.C.: Contains three varieties of Eucalyptus, plus several other essential oils. You can rub on chest or feet before exercising to create an uplifting and inspiring aroma. This blend is perfect before bed because of it’s peaceful nature.
  • Frankincense: This oil is incredible for your skin. It can help ease tension and promote calmness and balance. This is a key ingredient used in Boswellia Wrinkle Cream and Brain Power.
  • Stress Away: A unique blend of vanilla, lime, copaiba, lavender, and other essential oils that helps relieve daily stress, reduces nervousness, and promotes relaxation.
  • Lavender: A popular essential oil known for it’s ability to produce calming. Many use this to help promote a restful night sleep. It can be added into your favorite shampoos, lotions, and products. Mix a few drops into your epsom salts to compliment a luxurious bath.

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Are you ready to start your journey with Essential Oils?? I would be thrilled to have you on my team. I promise you that I will be with you every step of the way. We have an amazing supportive system here and you will absolutely fall in love with our community!

+ Go to the Young Living Sign-Up page: SIGN UP HERE!
+ Make sure you’ve checked Young Living wholesale member! (The wholesale will get you 24% discount for life!)
+ Enter this number 12551062 in the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID areas
+ Fill out your information and be sure to include your email. I can contact you this way and add you to our private Facebook group.
+ Choose your kit or products. The premium starter kit is the way to go, my friends! It’s $160 but is $300+ in products.
+ You can sign up for Essential Rewards when you order, only if you want. Essentially it means you will spend right around $50 a month ($100 a month if you are selling). You will start building up points which equal free products! You also will receive cheaper shipping, 20% back in points towards free products, and the ability to receive all bonus’s and commissions!

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