It's time to relax and have some Spa Time relaxing in your bath with your favorite luxurious bath salts.
Here are some favorites that you can try. Easy to make, and if you have the right essential oils you will get the best results.
Excellent in a bath (mix 3-4 drops of White Angelica in 1/2 cup sea salt or Epsom Salts, add to running bath water).
In a large bowl, mix to combine: 6 parts coarse sea salt; 3 parts epsom salts, to soothe tired muscles and reduce inflammation; and 1 part baking soda, to soften waters and alleviate skin irritation. ...
Add a few drops of essential oils, and combine.
Depending on what issues you would like to soothe, add essential oils of your choice.
Now that your children are back to school it is a good time to stock up on some all natural and pure healthy tips that will help you get through the year. Dodging the colds and flu that seem to hide behind the corners at school. Ways to keep your home environment germ free. And ways to protect your child from bringing those germs home with him and attacking everyone in the family.
Make note that these suggestions are all natural, and so you don't have to worry about using something with chemicals and solvents. Pure and healthy.
I have found that Young Living's essential oils nip the cold in the bud. Yes, a therapeutic essential oils can have a tremendous positive effect on strengthening your immune system, and pushing those nasty germs out of your body. Simple and easy.
You can turn around what used to be a 7-10 day cold/ virus into 1-2 days max. I did that recently with a sore throat that was on its way to a full blown cold. I had a stash of Inner Defense, which is actually Thieves in a bottle, and taking 3 capsules a day for the next couple of days , I got rid of that sore throat. The doctors will tell you there is not much you can do for a virus and that it has to run it's course, but that is not the case. This really works and you do NOT have to go 7-10 days with that lousy sore throat, cold, cough, congestion. Nip it in the bud withYoung Living essential oils.
We love to use Thieves essential oil blend. We rub it on our feet at night. Diffuse this oil in our home, in a cold air diffuser, by doing this the molecules of the oil will literally digest the germs that float around the environment. Thieves has an entire family line of products that protect ourselves. We also love the Thieves Foaming Hand soap. Great for the kids to use when they come home from school. One good pump from the bottle and water will rinse off those germs that they get at school.
The Thieves spray is great for sore throats, or keeping your throat clear and strong.
Thieves lozengers help if you have a dry throat. The Thieves cleaner is perfect to keep your entire house germ free and smelling terrific.
So get started with these Thieves products. We massage Thieves every night before bedtime on the bottoms of our feet. Also if you need help sleeping try Lavender essential oil, or Peace and Calming. Peace and Calming is excellent if you feel anxious about school. Peppermint oil is great to use to stay alert while doing homework. Get a cold air diffuse and plug it in during homework time. It makes all the difference.
Your kids will thank you for taking the time to help them with their studies.
Also create healthy snacks for them for school and after. Use fresh fruit and veges and dips and whole grains.
Also YOung Living has a great energy drink, Ningxia Red Juice. This drink supports your immune system and using Ningxia Nitro along with it you can get an all natural energy boost for sports and exercise. It also serves to focus attention.
For many, this time of year can be hectic and exhausting. Between juggling busy school schedules, meeting deadlines, and everything else on your plate, having a sharp mind to stay on top of it all is crucial. I’m excited to share five practices I have recently discovered that support my mental focus and increase my energy levels:
1. Before going to sleep, I slice ¼ of a cucumber and add the slices to 12 ounces of water, then leave it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, I add a few drops of Citrus Fresh essential oil blend to the cucumber-infused water and drink it within 10 minutes of waking. I’ve discovered that drinking this refreshing beverage at the start of my day uplifts and wakens my body systems—after all, the brain’s functions are dependent on proper hydration!
2. Every day I try to take 15 minutes to calm my mind and focus my thoughts. Meditation can be as simple as sitting quietly or concentrating on your breathing. Meditation has been practiced for centuries and is known for unique benefits such as increased awareness, decreased stress levels, and heightened mental clarity. I often diffuse Clarity essential oil blend or Peppermint essential oil to enhance my reflection time.
3. Sometime around my midday meal, I like to take advantage of a few cognition-supporting supplements. NingXia Nitro is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up, full of beneficial ingredients like D-Ribose and Korean ginseng extract. I also like to give my mind an extra boost with MindWise, Young Living’s new advanced brain wellness serum. Providing generous amounts of vitamin D, CoQ10, ALCAR, and GPC, MindWise is my go-to supplement for supporting my mind and memory.*
4. In addition to stimulating multiple areas of the brain, music helps minimize background noise and distractions. I have found classical music to be my ultimate distraction reducer. Whether I am at work, completing household chores, or simply relaxing, listening to my favorite composers keeps my mind motivated and engaged.
I’ll share my fifth tip with a special recipe on Monday, September 15, so be sure to visit the blog again soon! Until then, leave a comment with your tips for staying sharp and alert during the back-to-school season, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a free bottle of MindWise! Three winners will be randomly selected and announced in my September 15 post. Good luck!
—Blair Lloyd, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Associate
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Chaotic mornings often lead us to either wolf down an unhealthy breakfast or skip the meal altogether, but neither will give your body the pep you need to make it through your day! In my last post, I shared a few tips to support energy and mental focus throughout the day, and today I offer my final suggestion—a delicious and fortifying morning meal, so you can start off on the right foot.
To create a recipe that is low in gluten and provides both fiber and protein, I have integrated Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Spaghetti into a savory breakfast. You can cook fresh spaghetti or use leftover spaghetti from a previous meal.
½ box of Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Spaghetti, precooked
In a large saucepan, combine garlic, flaxseed, olive oil, and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring continuously.
Add spinach and tomatoes to saucepan and cook until tomatoes become tender.
Drop Basil and Lemon essential oils into the pan and mix thoroughly.*
Place the cooked spaghetti directly into the pan and stir until all the pasta has been integrated into the sauce. Once pasta becomes warm, remove from heat.
In a separate pan, cook eggs as desired (over easy or poached is recommended). Divide pasta onto two plates and place the eggs on top of each serving.
Voila! You now have a unique, simple, and satisfying way to start the morning. This recipe can be customized too—simply swap out the vegetables for your own take on this easy-to-make breakfast.
We would love to hear how you have incorporated the new Einkorn products into your favorite recipes. Leave us a comment and share your newest meal idea with us!
In our last blog post, we challenged members to share their tips for staying sharp during the back-to-school season. Our randomly selected winners are: CassieK, Distributor; Sammye L., Senior Star; and Linda D., Distributor. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated!
—Blair Lloyd, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Associate
* Although heating essential oils may diminish their beneficial properties, the oils used in this recipe are for flavor only. If desired, you may add the essential oils after the spaghetti is already warmed.
I just recently had to have an emergency gallbladder surgery. They had to do a vertical cut which I have had before and know just how long it takes to heal from this. A vertical cut goes through all your abdominal muscles and just takes quite a while to heal up.
In the past I would definitely need 24 hour care to lift me up from a sitting position and help my me move my legs up and down. And for sure I would need help lifting anything heavier than 10 or 15 lbs. This time I tried something different with the Copaiba oil I had not done before. I would always put Copaiba oil on for inflammation topically but had not really stuck to an ongoing internal use protocol.
We all have been taught from Gary Young and Marc Schreuder etc.. that it's the # 1 best of all the oils for inflammation. So this time, I would put around 8-10 drops in a little shot glass of water and drink it twice a day. It's such a gentle oil and it hardly has any taste. It has a very gentle woodsy smell. If any accidentally gets into your eyes, there is no burn at all.
Anyhow my surgery date was July 1st. After only 2-3 weeks from the date of my surgery I felt like I had NO surgery at all!! I found that I could lift things, I was able to drive myself and I could easily get up and down. I only had help for 2 days when I got home from the hospital on July 7th and I hardly needed help even then.
Normally a vertical cut surgery would take easily 2-3 months where I could manage on my own without bad pain We have been taught that Copaiba is like Helichrysum on steroids meaning it a serious anti inflammatory medicine with no side effects. Well all I can say is I am sold! I am living proof in how effective, safe and powerful it really is.
Now I take it every day because I know without doubt that I have lots of inflammation. Everyone has inflammation really. Gary Young has taught us it is the base of all disease no matter what. So if we get rid of the inflammation, then we do not have a body environment that disease can develop in!
Copaiba comes from a tree in Brazil. It is the only oil that is not steam distilled from the plant material either. They cut a hole into the tree and the oil comes pouring out like out of a tap!
So for anyone having any kind of surgery, or who has any injury or even respiratory distress, like Asthma I cannot recommend for you to start taking Copaiba internally. Something I prefer to do is to buy 2-3 bottles of it and pour them into an empty 2 oz glass bottle with an eye dropper. I just squeeze some into the eye dropper and put it right into my little shot glass and add a little water. I am going to attach a great scientific testing results chart of just how potent Copaiba oil is compared to the other anti inflammatory oils for the moderators to put into the archive files for you all to see. I will also post my testimonial to the essential oils testimonial site at: http://www.oil-testimonials.com
We are so so blessed to have use of these most magnificent Young Living oils! Again I laugh when people say the oils are too expensive! Expensive is not being able to work for 3 months, expensive is having to pay huge dedictibles and co pay for anti inflammatory drugs that give us awful side effects. Think again if $43.00 is too much to totally heal yourself after a big surgery!
Blessings of great radiant health and longevity for us all!
For those of you still waiting to experience the FREEDOM Kit, here is an alternative to dealing with stuck emotion, grief and trauma...
APPLYING THE FEELINGS KIT IN YOUR DAILY LIFE
By David Stewart (Based primarily on notes taken on Gary Young’s talk September 19, 2008, at the first Young Living European Convention, Vienna, Austria)
It has been said that when there is a conflict between reason and feeling, human beings will always side with feeling. According to Gary Young, 99% of life’s decisions are made from feelings. Therefore, if you want your life to be guided by good decisions that lead to health, happiness and fulfillment, you need to be aware of and in control of your present feelings and to learn how to release the repressed emotions of the past.
Most of our feelings from day to day are not responses to current happenings. They originate from the programming in cellular memory that was imprinted by the emotional experiences of our past that we were unable to understand, process, and resolve at the time.
These forgotten traumatic experiences function as live programming in our bodies, affecting every aspect of our lives and particularly in the area of how we make decisions. When our thoughts are limited by fears, lack of self-worth and not feeling good enough for more or better, we make decisions that limit our success. Limited thinking leads to limited decisions that lead to a limited life far short of the God-given potential we actually possess.
By focusing on fixing your feelings, you can fix most aspects of your life - physical, mental and spiritual. Essential oils are perfect vehicles to help you in this task because their molecules pass directly to the emotional brain and can bring us into contact with the issues we have long forgotten and enable us to deal with them and resolve them once and for all. When we clear our emotional baggage, we clear the way to manifest our true and highest potential.
According to Gary Young, Thought equals frequency. Essential oils absorb our thoughts. They are registered in the oils as intent. Intent is directed energy. When you apply an intent-energized oil on your feet they can saturate all of your cells within 60 seconds, stimulating creative thinking and pushing negative energy out of the cells, thus increasing the frequencies of the cells throughout the body. In that uplifted state you can create a new desire to be better tomorrow. You have no limitations but those you choose to accept. Gary says, Use the Feelings Kit. Apply feeling oils before work and every night before bed. Do this for 30 days and you will change your life. The Feelings Kit, which was out of stock for some time, is available again in a modified version. It contains six oil blends: Valor, Harmony, Forgiveness, Release, Present Time and Inner Child. Here is how Gary instructed us to use them at the Vienna Convention:
*Valor*: Put Valor Oil on the soles of both feet at nighttime along with Highest Potential. These blends are effective to erase limited thinking. Valor balances and equalizes the body’s energies thereby increasing oxygen intake to the pineal gland - the seat of our higher intelligence and intuitive faculties. You will wake up in the morning more self assured and more alive to start the day.
*Harmony*: Massage one drop of Harmony Oil on each of the energy center points of your body. There are seven of them along the spine: Coccyx, Sacrum, Lumbar, Dorsal (heart), Cervical (where neck meets shoulders), Medulla (hollow place at center base of skull) and Pineal (center of forehead). You can also massage Harmony on the crown of the head. Harmony balances the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems which, in turn, gives us progressive creativity and feelings of confidence. The biggest sin is not having confidence in yourself, says Gary. He who lacks confidence lacks life.
*Forgiveness*: Apply Forgiveness Oil around the navel with the right hand going clockwise several times and think of situations where you need to forgive yourself or others. We beat up on ourselves, but everyone makes mistakes. Yet we struggle to forgive our own mistakes and those of others. Unforgiveness is one of the most common roots of physical, mental and spiritual disease. Unforgiveness does not make the offending party sick. It makes us sick.
Forgiveness is for our own benefit. It is accomplished in five steps.
(1)Forgive yourself for allowing the person to affect your health and happiness. (2) Forgive the other person for any harm he or she may have caused you (This need not be done directly with the person being forgiven, but is an inner adjustment on your part). (3) Give the other person permission to forgive you. (4) See the good in the situation. (5) Be thankful for the experience and the lesson it taught you.
Inhale and apply Forgiveness Oil while going through these steps and repeat as often as necessary to clear the feelings of unforgiveness.
*Release*: Negative energy goes into the blood and then into the liver for cleansing where the toxins can remain trapped. Thus, the liver becomes a storage place for anger, resentment, bitterness, hatred, jealousy, envy, addictions and a host of destructive feelings. Apply a few drops of Release Oil on your tongue to release the poisons of stored emotions from the liver. Rub Release over the liver area. Drink lots of pure water and do a liver cleanse.
*Present Time*: When we live in the past or dwell on the future, we are not being productive in the present. Energize three drops of Present Time by making clockwise circles on the oil in the palm of your hand and then apply it to your thymus (the gland just under your sternum or breastbone). Besides keeping you focused on the tasks of today, this can also help you financially by increasing your abundance consciousness in the present.
*Inner Child*: When you are a child all things are possible. There are no limitations, says Gary Young. When you find your inner child, you have found your true self. The child in you is your creativity. Apply one drop of Inner Child onto the pad of your thumb and then place your thumb onto the roof of your mouth. This opens the cranial sutures and stimulates the pineal, pituitary and other organs of the emotional brain that occupy the space just above the roof of your mouth. Walking backwards while you have your thumb in your mouth looks stupid but it changes the rotation in the pelvis, elongating the spine and decompressing the discs in your back. Thus, you can clear the nerve channels for energy to flow smoothly throughout your brain and body.
In conclusion, Gary said, Use the Feelings Kit morning and night for 30 days. You will feel enthusiastic. Your life will be full of excitement. And people will be drawn to you like a magnet. (Note: The Feelings Kit is available from Young Living Essential Oils as Item 3124.)
The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole
responsibility of the reader.