Positive Effects of Sleeping Naked — The Oily Guru!

If You Sleep Naked Tonight, Here’s The Surprising Effects It’ll Have On Your Body Sleep not only is important for your overall physical health but also very important for your mental health. The human body needs enough sleep in order to be prepared for the daily activities. Sleeping is as important as eating because if […]

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Exploring Helichrysum

Are you familiar with this amazing oil? It’s FREE this month with a 300PV Essential Rewards order and I am loving it so much!

Let’s start at the root. (bad joke?) There are over 600 different species of the Helichrysum plant. However, this post focuses specifically on the genus species  Helichrysum italicum which is used to make Young Living’s Helichrysum Essential Oil. The plant is native to the Mediterranean region and has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. One of the more interesting historical references I read online mentioned that Helichrysum flowers were dried and used as offerings to Greek Gods.

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The flowers from the Helichrysum plant are often referred to as “everlasting” or “immortal” because of their restorative benefits. The fragrance of this oil is uplifting to the subconcious and promotes clarity.

Gary Young said, “If he had to choose only one essential oil for the rest of his life he would choose Helichrysum.” The best and most dramatic story I read online was when his son Jacob fell and was bleeding profusely. Gary dumped an entire bottle of Helichrysum on to the wound and it stopped the bleeding because of the oil’s blood regulating properties. How amazing! How powerful is that!?
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I have been using this amazing oil for the last 6 months and although my story isn’t nearly as intense, I agree with Gary 100%.  If someone told me tomorrow that I only get one oil for the rest of my life I would take Helichrysum. Hands down. I have a history of terrible, no good, VERY BAD cold sores that have destroyed the right side of my top lip. When I’m feeling under the weather I can always tell when one is trying to pop up because my lip will tingle a bit and almost feels like it’s twitching. The last cold sore I had was at the end of June 2016. Coincidentally that happened to be around the time I started using essential oils as a remedy.

I added Helichrysum to my cold sore remedy shortly after that. Whenever I feel that tingling sensation I put 2 drops on my finger and apply it my lip. I have also seen a difference in the scar on my lip, it’s faded tremendously. That makes me one happy oiler with a clear face. 🙂

More information about Helichrysum

Medical Properties: anticoagulant, anesthetic, antispasmodic, antiviral, liver protectant/ detoxifier/ stimulant, chelates chemicals and toxins, regenerates nerves

Uses: Arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, herpes virus, hypertension, blood clots, liver disorders, circulatory disorders, skin conditions* (eczema, psoriasis scar tissue, varicose veins) *also great for clearing acne and reducing scarring

Application:

Topical: (1) Apply 2–4 drops directly on location, temple, forehead, back of neck or outside of ear, (2) Apply on chakras and/or Vita Flex points. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.

Aromatic: (3) Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily, (4) inhale directly

Internal: (5) Take as a dietary supplement.

The information above is from the Essential Oils Pocket Reference 6th Edition by Life Science Publishing. By clicking the link above you can purchase this amazing reference book. I call it my Oil Bible.

To join the revOILution click here to get the information. Let us know if you have any questions, we’re happy to help!

8 OiLY Days of Giveaways!!

Hello loves!! 

In the spirit of Christmas and everything Merry & Bright we are SO excited to present “8 Oily Days of Giveaways!”

 Starting tomorrow, we will post photos on our instagram as well as our facebook page of the FREE product or discount that is available for the day with the purchase of a Premium Starter Kit from us! There will be a limit of THREE available each day, once those have been claimed, that specific giveaway will end for the day and a different one will be offered the following day. At the end of the 8 Oily Days of Giveaways, those who have purchased a Premium Starter Kit from us will go into a drawing for the Grand Prize, loaded with Young Living goodies!

You can purchase a kit for yourself or as a gift for someone else! Our team provides a great deal of education, research, recipe ideas, support and advice for newcomers! We even offer private forums and information about starting your own business with essential oils through Young Living! 

We are really looking forward to these daily giveaways & adding new members to our team!! 

💛 Ashley & Lindsey

Wolfberry Love

 

Hey everyone, Ashley here! It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything on the blog. It’s great to be back in front of the computer screen and writing (typing) about my YLEO love and lifestyle. I want to share with you my love for the Wolfberry! This exotic berry dates back to the Ming Dynasty and was a part of ancient Chinese culture. The delicious red wolfberries, also known as Goji berries or Lycium berries, are native to China, with the majority growing in China’s NingXia Province. Now, If you’re familiar with Young Living then you’ve heard about NingXia Province at least once or twice! 😉

wolfberryYoung Living’s Organic Dried Wolfberries are celebrated around the world for their taste as well as their nutritious benefits because they are packed FULL of antioxidants. They are a sweet, organic snack you can easily incorporate into lots of different recipes. I was dying to try them since I had already enjoyed Ningxia Red, Ningxia Zyng and the chocolate coated Wolfberry Crisp Bars. I know I have mentioned this before but when it comes to Young Living’s Seed to Seal process, you know you’re getting the best quality products, hands down. It’s the biggest reason why I chose to start my journey with Young Living over the other companies out there. Their gentle drying process is what makes the USDA-certified organic wolfberries SO versatile.

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When the package of dried wolfberries arrived in my Essential Rewards order I immediately started looking up ways to cook with them. Young Living’s blog was the first place I visited. (Click here to view their post on Wolfberries) It was early November and I was feeling all the Fall vibes so I decided to go with Banana Bread. I failed to take pictures while baking and the loaf didn’t last long in our house, we ate it up within two days. I will make some more soon and make sure to take pictures! The wolf berries gave the bread the perfect amount of sweetness! The recipe for this delicious bread is below, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! YUM!

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Banana Wolfberry Bread

Ingredients:
3-4 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup Organic Dried Wolfberries
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
a pinch of salt


Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF
2. Sift flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder together, set aside.
3. Mix the brown sugar and butter together using a hand blender (or stand alone blender) until the sugar has completely dissolved.
4. Add the beaten egg and vanilla extract and blend on a low setting until everything is evenly mixed into the batter.
5. Add the mashed bananas, Organic Dried Wolfberries and the remaining dry ingredients to the above mixture and beat for 30 seconds. (You don’t want to over-beat the bananas or they will start to oxidize)
6. Pour the batter into a non-stick (or greased) 4×8 inch loaf baking pan and bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the skewer comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the bread.
7. Let the loaf cool on a rack for at least 20 minutes before removing the bread from the pan.

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Sorry I LImED!

“LIME-EO, LIME-EO, Where for art thou LIME-EO?” -Ashley

Occasionally my fiancé likes having a Vodka & Tonic but ONLY if there is Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice around….yeah, fake lime juice- that’s what I call it. ::insert thumbs down:: The other night I was making us each a cocktail. He didn’t have a taste for wine or Bourbon and he asked for a Vodka & Tonic. Of course I knew to include a generous splash of Rose’s Lime Juice on top. Instead, I suddenly got the urge to tryyyy something new….Call me sneaky but I considered it an experiment.
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I keep my bottle of Lime essential oil around the kitchen for cooking and diffusing in the living room so I wanted to give it a try in My Love’s favorite drink. I decided to 86 the Rose’s and use three drops of Lime Essential Oil. I stirred the drink with a stainless straw, handed it over to him, he took a sip and leaned back in his seat. Nothing seemed  unusual to him, he didn’t make a face or look at me like I ruined our cocktail hour. I make myself a beverage and hurried over to the couch to observe. I am absolutely terrible at “playing it cool” so when I joined him in the living room I kept my eye on the TV but I could see him out of my peripherals as he enjoyed his Essential-Oil Infused Libation. hehehe!

Once I finished my drink and headed back to the kitchen he asked if he could have another one. Now keep in mind, this is before I told him about my experiment…and that he was the guinea pig. I was giggling uncontrollably and had to let the cat out of the bag. He didn’t believe me that I used only Lime Essential Oil and was ready to taste his second drink to compare. He takes the first sip…. smiles, then sits back and says “I can’t believe this is so good!” He proceeded to search Lime Essential Oil on Young Living’s website and found other wonderful uses for the oil. He was most impressed when I explained their processes and how many limes it took to make our ONE 15mL bottle of oil!

Click here to learn more about Young Living’s Seed to Seal Promise. It’s what sold me on using these oils over any other brand I looked into!

+ I have added this link here to explain just a few of the many ways you can use Lime but also for some delicious drink recipes! (just in case my story made you a wee-bit thirsty!)

xo, Ashley 

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Oh Peppermint, let me count the ways I love you!

Hi friends!! This is my first oily testimony and I am over the moon excited to share it with you. It is simply about my number one oil love, peppermint, and why I love it so. My mom says that even from the time she can remember, I have been a child with stomach issues. When I was little I was rocked on my tummy constantly for being, well, gassy. Now, as a grown woman, while I am a little less gassy, the stomach issues still remain. Only worse.

At 25 I had my gallbladder removed. In case you are asking yourself, “isn’t that too young to have your gallbladder removed??”, the answer is yes. I should’ve had a second opinion, but the Dr I believed was trustworthy. (Side note: ALWAYS get a second opinion.) After my gallbladder was removed he said I was fine and I could go back to my normal life with minimal issues, nothing to be worried about. Eat what you want, he said. So, I did. I went back to my everyday life of eating what I wanted to and mostly not worrying because the Dr said so!

Fast forward about 2 years and I am in the emergency room in horrible, horrible pain. I assumed it was period cramping because everything just seemed to feel worse during that time. Well, 6 doctors, 4 ER visits, countless medication trials and a colonoscopy/endoscopy  later, at only 28, they said “Lindsey, you have what we think is a small flare up of Ulcerative Colitis.”

Boom. That was it, that was all it took. I wanted answers and I wanted them right then. I made an appointment with a Vanderbilt doctor to get a SECOND (really a 6th, 7th and 8th!) opinion on all of this and the long and the short of it is that I did not end up having Ulcerative Colitis (thank you LORD!) but I did in fact have a severe, severe case of IBD. He recommended two things and two things only… no more dairy and way less caffeine.

So, the moral of the story is you guys, is that when I found these oils that I love so much, the first thing I researched was what oils help with tummy aches. Peppermint was one of the oils on the list and for me it worked the absolute best. Now, that being said it is by no means a cure. I still take one medication (which is way better than the 4 I was taking) but if I feel any kind of unease, or nausea like symptoms, I simply rub a little peppermint oil on my belly and all is well. But don’t just take it from me, do your own research! I am all the time hoping I can one day get in with a holistic doctor to confirm what I believe these oils have done for me but until that day I will just go with my own faith in them!

Xo, L

How to Buy Oils

If you are interested in joining our team –keep reading– we would absolutely love it if you did!

To enroll with our group, click this link and make sure the number 3978860 appears in both the “Enroller” and “Sponsor ID” fields.

By signing up for wholesale/distributors, you will get 24% off retail prices….which is enough of an incentive to become a member!

Even if you never want to sell- you should still join!! Wholesale is the way to go!!!

If you sign up as a distributor & are actively purchasing you have the option of joining a variety of private Facebook groups/forums.  If you are interested in selling the oils and sharing about the company and their products, we will gladly offer tips and insight on the best business practices to do so! We want you to join our group of extremely passionate men & women who all earn income to help support their families. If that is a goal of yours let us know! We have such a large network with plenty of tools and resources to help you succeed in building your business.

Keep this in mind!! Young Living will reward any person under their Essential Rewards Program as well as the people building a business. Just for taking the time to share your journey with oils with the world they will invest in you and join you in your oily journey.

If you are joining our team here are the things we recommend doing:

+ Purchasing a Premium Starter Kit and picking an Essential Rewards Kit. Essential Rewards is the best way to get a return on your investment. By purchasing a rewards kit you are signing up for a monthly ordering program and you will earn a percentage of points back (10-25%) from each ER order. You can then use those points as cash to purchase Young Living products. You’ll also receive reduced shipping costs. We recommend planning out your family’s monthly oily budget and spend it on your Essential Rewards Order.

+ If you are a part of this monthly program you are able to receive commissions off of growing your own business. Make sure you’re signing up as a  wholesale member so you can take advantage of all the rewards/offers.

xoxo, Lindsey & Ashley

A+ for PPlus!

Hey there, Ashley here! If you’ve read my testimony then you’re aware that my journey with Young Living started roughly 4 months ago. When I tell people how “hooked” I am on their products, I’m 150% NOT joking.

Ladies, listen up! You need to get your hands on a bottle of  Progressence Plus Essential Oil Blend. Period. This product is designed specifically for women. The description on the YL product information page reads that it’s ideal for women over 30, however, I’m a fairly active 27 year old who has always had issues with my monthly cycle since the day my cycle first started at age 13. You may be hesitant to believe my story but if you take the time to read what a few other women shared on my instagram post, then you will see I’m not the only one with an amazing story. I am so very grateful for this product and the relief it’s given me was long over-due.

As I previously stated, I was 13 when I started my (::cringe::) period…for the first time. It was supposed to be a “celebration of me becoming a woman” but instead I was completely distraught. I didn’t want my period!? I don’t care how “prepared” for it I was!! It ruined my 6th grade Spring Break! My mother had explained the gory details, given me books, showed me what products to get and how to use them. She was a huge help and never lost her excitement for me-considering I thought I was dying and would never see the 7th grade. Every day that passed after “the first day” I was ready for it to end and the typical 28-day break from Aunt Flo to begin. After the 12th day of STILL being on my first-ever menstruation cycle I had a feeling I was going to hate that time of month for the rest of my life. Throughout middle school and high school I experienced all the miserable, period-related, embarrassments you only hear about. I will spare you the gory details. Let’s just say I tied many jackets around my waist during school hours and washed a lot of sheets & mattress pads immediately after waking up. :/

By the time I was 19 and in college, I started taking birth-control to help with severe cramps, bloating, duration and irregularity. I’d even had cancerous cells scraped from my cervix. (FYI that is NOT an enjoyable experience!) After 5 years of taking 5 different kinds of birth control because nothing seemed to help me, I took it upon myself to stay off prescription birth control. I used protection when I was sexually active and whatever happened in terms of my monthly period, I dealt with it. Unfortunately, things kept getting worse. I was pretty much against the idea of going to another doctor JUST to be put on another prescription.

Two months ago, I was told my symptoms were identical to someone suffering from endometriosis, which occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside the uterus on other parts of the body. I was already an avid Young Living member and Essential Oil user so I started looking up oil-alternatives to use and asking around. I was told by another YL member that Progressence Plus was the way to go so I immediately ordered it. I have now been using it for almost two months and last month’s period was the BEST it has EVER been in 14 years!  Not only were my hormones a lot more stable, I had my first “normal” 5 day period and I never bled through anything! Even my fiancé could tell a difference in my mood and noticed I wasn’t the least bit miserable for the first time since he’s known me.

If you have any questions about any of the oils we talk about on the blog, let us know and we’ll answer them. We’re all family here and since I have DEFINITELY been sharing my deepest darkest truths you should feel comfortable asking us anything! 🙂

xo, a very happy Ashley.

 

 

 

YL Promos for September

Summer is almost over and Fall is RIGHT around the corner! Even though we have mixed feelings about saying goodbye to the warm sunny days, we sure do love crackling bonfires and pumpkins! (including but not limited to Pumpkin Spice everything.) With that being said– The promos for this month are crazy-awesome (because we love our ER members OR you missed out on your chance last month) we are giving away ANOTHER Aria diffuser this month!

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If you are a new member and you’re interested in ordering more oils after falling in love with your Premium Starter Kit, we strongly encourage you to get in on the FREE rewards program called Essential Rewards. You will get points to spend as cash for every purchase and YL has recently rolled out the most amazing changes! You now receive free oils just for being a member, a gift every three months AND after three months into your membership you’ll start earning 20% back!!! WHAT? YES! It’s so amazing. Members can join ER by simply logging into your virtual office , clicking on Essential Rewards and walking through the steps.

 

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This is our gift to you!


+Essential Rewards Exclusive: Oregano!! Anyone remember the Wellness Bomb? Now you can make your own with everything you have from your kit plus Oregano that you got FO FREE! All you need is Tea Tree!

It seriously keeps getting better. Pictured below are the other Promos for September.

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These are 100% free items that you get for placing a single order that meets the criteria per each promotion.

Here’s a little more about the products:

+ FREE Ortho Sport (at 300 PV): We love this massage oil for sore muscles after working out. Works like a natural icy hot and smells so yummy. In the Winter you can put some on your feet before bed to keep those tootsies warm!

+ 5 mL Northern Lights Black Spruce (at 300 + 250 PV) This is one of our absolute favorite oils! What a heavenly scent! It’s woodsy scent is great to mix with Lavender and Cedarwood but diffusing it by itself is just as satisfying. It’s also an ingredient used to make a very sexy-smelling roller ball cologne for your man!

+ 15 mL Wintergreen (190, 250 + 300 PV): Add to your favorite body lotion for tired sore muscles.

+ 5 mL Panaway (190, 250 + 300 PV): Panaway is one of the oils that come in the PSK. If you were to buy a 5mL bottle without this promo it would be around $45 so why not stock up on other oils and get another one for free!  This oil is great for anyone who is active, or super tense- just rub on your neck at the end of a long day to help alleviate any “head tension.” I usually put it on my feet and lower back. It’s a great oil to have on hand. Add a few drops to epsom salts for a super relaxing bath.

Last but certainly not least:

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Thieves Laundry Soap. Holy Cow. I have never loved a laundry soap so much nor have I ever had my clothes smell so good!! It’s light citrus scent smells heavenly. It will leave your clothes fresh and clean without ANY chemicals OR synthetic residues. (Ashley loves that it doesn’t irritate her skin like the name brand detergents do.)  It washes approximately 64 loads & pairs so well with DIY woolen dryer balls to make your laundry sessions chemical free.
YL is also giving Thieves Laundry soap to any current members who get 3 people signed-up with a PSK this month!!! You’ll also get entered in a contest to win a brand new washer & dryer!!

HOW EXCITING?!?! I can hardly contain myself and I had to share all the oily-goodness! Contact us if you want to become a member!

xoxo, L.

86 RedBull! Gimme NingXia!

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Confession: In the past I could drink my weight in RedBull -gross, right? It was JUST so I could beat that afternoon energy crash. In the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living, I was given two samples of NingXia Red. This sweet nectar has completely replaced my nasty Redbull habit. Not only is it gooooood…. it’s good for you! By combining the Wolfberry and pure essential oils, these 2oz. pouches are packed full of all-natural goodness. They’re perfect for on-the-go and they make 750ml glass bottles you can keep chilled in the refrigerator! Tip: Use a glass or stainless steel cup when drinking these so your body can soak up all the nutrients and not your cup! 🙂

Click here to learn more.

Try the ‘Mommy Mocktail’
Mix one pouch NingXia Red with equal parts soda water and add 1 drop of Grapefruit Essential Oil for a nice afternoon spritzer!

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