August 2014 Young Living Promotion!!

There is still time for August’s Young Living free product promotion!

August Young Living Promotion

Remember that promotions are open to both RETAIL and WHOLESALE customers who reach the minimum PV levels in a single order!!

300 PV Reward

Retail Value: $128.82

5-ml bottles of White Fir, Eucalyptus Blue, and Peppermint essential oils,

BLM capsules

$15 product credit

250 PV Reward

Retail Value: $62.04

5-ml bottles of White Fir and Eucalyptus Blue

$15 product credit

190 PV Reward

Retail Value: $62.04

5-ml bottles of White Fir and Eucalyptus Blue

White Fir

Not available for purchase as a single oil, White Fir is an August promotion exclusive! This essential oil has long been valued for its woodsy, evergreen aroma, which is perfect for lifting the mind and connecting with spiritual influences. It is also rich in compounds that soothe muscles after exercise or other strenuous activity.

Eucalyptus Blue

Grown and harvested on Young Living’s farm in Ecuador, Eucalyptus Blue has a purifying, balanced scent and is perfect for even those sensitive to other eucalyptus oils. Use in rejuvenating sports massage and spa treatments or diffuse or inhale directly to lift spirits and refresh the mind.

Peppermint

Peppermint is an all-around favorite.  :)  Its high menthol content creates a powerful cooling effect when applied topically, and it can be used to comfort tired muscles after physical activity.

BLM Capsules

A proprietary blend of powerful ingredient—such as MSM, glucosamine sulfate, and manganese citrate—with an essential oil boost, BLM supports normal joint, muscle, and ligament health.

$15 Product Credit

Use this just like cash to purchase your favorite Young Living products!!

 

Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Remove Your Jamberry Nails Naturally – With Young Living Lemon Oil!

Remove your jamberry nails naturally

A few months ago, I went to my first Jamberry party – have you seen these?  They are these wraps that adhere to your nails that are supposed to last 10-14 days.  If you get them on right, they totally last that long!!  You end up having to remove them just because your nails grow out!!

To apply the Jamberry nails, you heat them with a blow dryer or small heater, then you press and smooth them firmly onto your nails.  There is an adhesive on the backside of the wrap that adheres to the tops of your nails.

How Do I Remove Them?

Of course once these are adhered to your nails, the question becomes how in the world do you get them off?!

Jamberry suggests soaking your nails in nail polish remover to get them off if you have worn them more than 10 days (which I do!).

I don’t know about you, but nail polish remover (even the non-acetone kind) leaves my nails and cuticles so dry and awful-looking.  So when I was looking for an alternative, I had read a few different options.  One talked about soaking them off with olive oil, another mentioned soaking them off with water and lemon juice… so I thought, “What about olive oil and lemon oil?!”

Young Living Lemon Oil

Young Living’s lemon essential oil is FANTASTIC at dissolving adhesives.  It’s awesome at getting stickers and tags off of pretty much anything.  I knew it could dissolve the adhesive on these wraps.  I combined it with the olive oil so I didn’t have to use my whole bottle of lemon.  :)

oil and lemon

Recipe and Method

I had a small bowl and poured enough olive oil to soak the tips of our fingers in (both my daughter and I had them on!).  I probably used 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil.  Then I added 10 drops of lemon oil.  From there we simply soaked our nails for about 2-3 minutes!

soaking

Once we thought they were sufficiently soaked, we went nail by nail finding the loose edges on our wraps.  We continued to rub the oil under the broken seal of the wraps until they came off.

Back to Natural Nails!

The process can be a little messy, so just have a paper towel under your bowl, and remember not to PULL the wraps off, just let oil dissolve the adhesive.  After about 5-10 minutes, the wraps were all off, and our nails were undamaged!!

Simply rinse in some soap and water to remove the oils.  Our fingers were nice and moisturized when we were finished!!

Remember that lemon oil is part of the starter kit!

Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Our Back to School Germ Protection Arsenal!

Germ Protection with Young Living

I used to Dread the kids going back to school, and that is Dread with a capital D.  For one, it’s so hard being away from them all day once we’ve gotten to stay home together all summer.  But secondly, back to school means back to germs.  Before oils, my kids seemed to have chronic colds during the school year.  We’d have a snot free couple of weeks here and there, but for the most part, I should have bought stock in Kleenex.  Yuck.

It used to drive me crazy because our kids eat a clean diet and were on immune-supporting vitamins/supplements throughout the year… why did they have to catch every single cold that came their way??  I will say, fortunately, it was really just colds we usually battled, nothing more serious.  But with the colds came the inevitable runny noses and coughs that seemed to go on for weeks (and kept momma up at night!).

Enter Young Living

Last school year was the first time I had Young Living essential oils from the beginning of the school year.  I knew about using Thieves to help protect them from germs, but I had decided to try ImmuPower as well since the reference guide says it is a complementary oil to Thieves.  Because of our results, Thieves and ImmuPower very quickly became my 2 Must Have oils.  You can read more about it in my post, but I believe these two oils helped my kids stay SO much healthier this past school year.  I would rub ImmuPower on their feet and diluted Thieves up and down their spines in the morning and at night on school days.

Two other changes I made last year were replacing our hand soap with Thieves Foaming Hand Soap and sending my daughter to school with Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier. I can’t help but think these two things were helpful as well!

I sent her with Thieves Purifier in her lunchbox in case they didn’t get to wash their hands before lunch (thankfully they did!), but she ended up using it AFTER lunch every day, haha!  It kind of defeated the purpose I guess, but in some ways I thought maybe it could protect her against germs in the 2nd half of the day!

Then every day after school (or after returning from being out and about), they would wash their hands using the Thieves Foaming Hand Soap.  I have read about people thinking this soap has made a difference in keeping germs at bay, and I have to agree!

Wow!

I cannot believe how much healthier my kids were this past year, especially my daughter!  It was her first year in all day school, and I just knew beyond the shadow of a doubt she was going to be home from school again lots.  Guess what!!??  She did not have a single day we had to keep her home because of sickness!  She ran a few low grade fevers throughout the year, but they were always on breaks.  She had a few minor runny noses, but nothing serious, and nothing to keep her up coughing at night!

What About the Lavender?

So if you can see in my photo, I’ve talked about the Thieves Essential Oil Blend, ImmuPower Essential Oil Blend, Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, and Thieves Foaming Hand Soap… I bet you’re wondering how I used the Lavender!

When I first started using the oils, Lavender for Allergies was one of our first success stories (click the link to read about it!).  This year, before spring allergies hit, I decided to start using the Lavender oil on the bottoms of my kids feet (along with the ImmuPower) to see if it would help with spring allergies.

Amazing!

I honestly thought, “Gosh, spring allergies must not be bad for anyone this year.  My kids aren’t even showing a hint of a problem with them.”  Little did I know that it was an awful allergy season for many!  I had no idea because my kids were COMPLETELY and TOTALLY fine.  I KNOW it was the combo of Lavender and ImmuPower on their feet.  And I think keeping their allergies at bay has allowed their bodies to better fight off other things (like germs!) they come against.

Our Back to School Germ Protection Arsenal

So as a wrap up, this is my Young Living arsenal to help keep my kids healthy when they go back to school…

  • Thieves Essential Oil Blend – diluted and rubbed up and down their spine morning and night on school days
  • ImmuPower Essential Oil Blend – one drop on each child, rubbed on their feet morning and night on school days
  • Lavender Essential Oil – one drop on each child, rubbed on their feet morning and/or night during allergy season
  • Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier – sent to school so they can use it when they need (or want!) to
  • Thieves Foaming Hand Soap – put in our downstairs bathroom and in the kitchen, where everyone can use them when we get home from being out and about

I’m still not looking forward to school starting, but now it’s just because I’ll miss my little ones instead of being overly anxious of anything and everything they might catch!

Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Do You Use Young Living? You MUST Try the Lip Balm!!!

Occasionally I need to add a few dollars to my Young Living Essential Rewards order if I want to qualify for one of the monthly promotions.  Generally it’s just a few dollars I need to add, so I like the ‘small dollar’ items for this purpose.  :)

A couple of months ago I decided to add the Lavender Lip Balm to my order and try it for the first time – oh my GOSH!  It is so nice!!!!  So I went to add them to my next order, and the Lavender Lip Balm was out of stock!!  :(  So I ordered the Grapefruit… just as awesome!!

Young Living Lip Balm

I am a former lipstickaholic turned lipglossaholic turned lipbalmaholic.  I can never NOT have something on my lips.  And I am picky about the texture!  If it comes right off or is sticky, I don’t like it.  I don’t like if it smells funny.  I don’t like if it is too thick… you get the picture.

And that is why I LOVE this lip balm!  The texture is silky and smooth, and it does a great job at hydrating my lips!  And of course they smell great!  Young Living makes this lip balm in Lavender, Grapefruit, and Cinnamint.

Anyways, I didn’t want to keep this gem to myself… next time you order, you gotta try this!!  I have them everywhere now… in my kitchen, in my purse, by my nightstand, in my makeup bag… I’m sure I’ll be finding these random places for a long time.  ;)  This lip balm is definitely one of my favorite Young Living products.

Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.