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Youngling Digestive Support Using Essential Oils

This is a testimony about TummyGize. It is part of the kids scents collection.

KidsScentsMy almost 3 year old generally has digestive issues and it becomes worse when traveling (We are currently across the Globe in India, the land where my husband and I were born)

As a mom, my focus often is whether he is able to eliminate effectively as it leads to other issues… A commonTummyGize topic for moms, right  :-)

He had not pooped for 2 days, one day of travel and one day after we reached and he was clearly uncomfortable. I had been applying Tummygize on his belly and rubbed it in a clockwise direction at night and his bowels have been regular. Now, I am kicking myself for not using it at home when he struggles. I got this specifically for travel and it is quite effective.

 

Have you used any of the KidsScents Collection?

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Are All Essential Oils Created The Same?

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I often get asked why can’t I buy Essential Oils from the local market or why do I have to pay 20 something $ for a bottle of Lavender instead of $9.99. Read on…..

The Essential Oils industry is one of the most fast growing ones and is expected to double in the next 5 years. It is supposed to reach a $50 Billion mark by the year 2020.

Why is it gaining so much popularity? Because people like you and me are demanding healthy toxin free products and see the benefits of essential oils. So, ofcourse everyone wants to jump into the band wagon. Why? to make $ ofcourse…But is the company on the right really meeting the needs of the consumer by providing a cheap $9.99 bottle of EO and claiming that it is good.

Here is what Nicole Dodge, a fellow oiler wrote about that..The picture is also taken by her…

How do you get a $9.99 bottle of essential oil? One of two ways:

1. Buy plants from farmers on the cheap. Which begs the question: how do you get cheap plants? Just ask your local farmer: Spray them with chemicals to keep bugs off and weeds away so you don’t have to pay people to tend the fields (exactly why I love our local organic farmers!! It is a labor of love!!)

2. Dump chemicals into the still during distillation (the process where you get the oils out of the plants) to speed up the time it takes to get the oils out of the plants. Time = money. Unfortunately for the companies that do this, they don’t realize that essential oil distillation is a science, and without the science, you can actually harm the heck out of people’s bodies. (How do you know, Nicole?? Well, I’ve seen it first-hand.)

This is your Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the year. Don’t waste your money or risk your health. Young Living is the *only* essential oil company that owns its own farms and partners with trusted growers. They are the only ones that control the process from the seed to the bottle. They are the only company with over 20 years of experience with essential oils. They don’t really have competitors because literally no one else comes *close* to this sort of knowledge when producing oils.

So this is your PSA–when you are ready for oils, save yourself the time, frustration, and energy. YL is the best stuff on the planet. And as for those diffusers. Company on the right, if I need a pillow, maybe I will call you. But leave my essential oils outta this relationship

Please read and see the Seed to Seal Process with your own two eyes. I refuse to put any other oils on my the body’s of my family and on myself especially while pregnant. Young Living is a life Style company and it stands for its standard of products. It has changed our lives and it will change yours as well. Are you willing to come on this journey of wellness and health with me?

I can show you how to get started and get 11 oils, a free high quality diffuser all for just $160. A total retail value of over $300 for just $160. Send me a message and I will get you started.

 

 

Fall Must Haves For Immune Support

Fall is upon us. This is often the time I stock up on necessities for the winter like a squirrel  😆 I really do think prevention is better than cure and work on supporting our immune system starting NOW. Here are a few things that we do in terms of diet, supplements and EO’s.

  1. Physical Activity – Movement is so important.  Any kind.. Really, if all you canPhysicalActivity do is move your arms, do that. It allows the body to detox and keep functioning efficiently. Be outside as much as you can even when the weather turns.

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    – Related to physical activity is getting enough Vit D. We get Vit D from the sun and honestly, we don’t get enough of it.  An average adult needs at least 2000 – 5000 IU’s a day. A child needs a min of 500 IU’s a day. I like the Innate Choice Brand or Biotics Brand personally.
  2. Diet – Eating lots of green leafy vegetables and fruits will be really good for your system. I love making a smoothie early in the morning to get the fruits in. Ayurvedic system believes that eating fruits on an empty stomach prevents diseases.Also, processed sugars and processed foods are better to avoid as much as you can. We only do natural sugars like Honey, Maple syrup or Jaggery ( an Indian form of molases) that too only in limited quantities.DogSleeping
  3. Sleep – Oh sleep fairy, come and visit us every night. A good night sleep can be the cure for almost anything, right. We often use the aid of EO’s like Lavender and Cedarwood to help us sleep well.
  4. Supplements: Good quality supplements in conjunction to Essential Oils can be a huge treat for your body’s natural abilities to heal. I am going to list them in no particular order of importance. It is also important to have these consistently, everyday for you to see results.

    Fish Oil / Flax Seed Oil – A good quality fish oil or flax seed oil ( for vegetarians or vegans) is a must. I like the Green Pastures brand…
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    Probiotics – It is a must everyday as a good gut health is key for good health. I like Life 5 from YL. But Innate Choice is another great brand.Inner Defense – Even though I don’t consider this to be a supplement, we keep this handy at all times in the Fall and winter months. They go well with the probiotics.


    Greens
    – I think we don’t get enough greens in a day. Multigreens by YL is a good supplement to have.


    Vit C – 
    Vit C is so helpful to keep the immune system up. I like the Chewable Vit C from Young Living. It is derived from wholesome foods like acerola cherry and is a great way to supPrintport your immune system daily. It is great for children and adults alike.

    NingXia Red – I have written many posts about NingXia Red. It is that good for your wellbeing. It is full of antioxidants and antioxidants are great to fight free radicals that you come in contact with everyday. This in combination with Thieves Vitality is a must for healthy immune system.

  5. Essential Oils – Lets talk about EO’s to support the immune system through the Fall.

Thieves or Thieves Vitality – We never leave the home with applying Thieves to our foot or take a drop of Thieves Vitality with NingXia Red every single day. This is my first go to for prevention and support.

R.C. – It is a blend of Eucalyptus, Lemon etc. Smells divine and is great to apply to the chest pre and post workout or before bed time. It is especially important if you need extra respiratory support.

Raven – It is another blend that I often like to use in conjunction with R.C. I love applying this to the chest and the back while applying R.C to either the foot or the spine. It helps support the nasal passages.

Breathe Again Roll-On – Conveniently made in a roll-on bottle for easy application. Another thingPrint we stock up on in our home for Fall and Winter.

Frankincense – If I have a favorite oil, it is Frankincense. It is something we use daily to support the immune system as well as for calming the nervous system.

Lavender – It has so many uses and one of them is supporting the immune system. It is a wonderful thing to apply to the lymph nodes to help them drain when your respiratory system needs support.

Purification – This blend purifies the air and so diffuse it a lot during the Fall and Winter.
I can write about many other EO’s, but this is a good check list to have at home for the winter.

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A few other useful items to keep at home are Thieves Cough Drops. It is made with natural ingredients with no artificial sugars. It relieves the nasal passages and can be cooling for the throat. It is become one of my favorites. I even sometimes use it as a breath Freshener.

Hope you found this useful. This is what I use for my family to support us and hoping that you will as well. If you are an avid Young Living Oil user, fabulous and hope this is a good resource for you.

If you would like to get started with Young Living, the best way is to get started with getting a Premium Starter Kit as a whole sale member. You can get many of these oils that I have mentioned with the kit + Diffuser + 2 sample packs of NingXia . The value for for the kit if you purchase them individually is over $300 + so it is a good value. Plus you get the educational support from my team and the ability to purchase any of Young Living’s products at 24% off.

Make sure to type 1723841 where it asks for Enroller and Sponsor number so you can be on my team.

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Young Living October 2016 Promotion

One of the reasons I love Young Living as a company is because of the generous gifts they give to members. Take October for instance, there are so many awesome promotions this month, that I am almost overwhelmed in figuring out how to write about it.

First of all, they have included a new tier of promotion for spending 100PV ( basically equals to the $) which is brand new. Secondly, I love that you get the Thieves household cleaner (a must in every household if you want to go toxin free) and Thieves Fruit and Vege Spray and Dryer balls + more

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I wanted to describe what each of these products can do.

Lavender Vitality: I love adding Lavender Vitality to my Lemonade or Fruit smoothie. It is a great way to support all body systems. One of my favorite uses is to add to a capsule for seasonal discomfort.

Palo Santo: It is a plant from South America that has been used by the Incas to cleanse and purify negative energies. It is great for spiritual development and calming the nerves. Another wonderful use that I discovered is to add it to my camping spray to have a pest free outdoor experience.

Clove Vitality: Clove is wonderful for supporting the immune system and overall wellness. It is fabulous to support oral health and adding a drop to honey can soothe your throat.

Thieves Fruit and Vegetable Spray: These days, even organic produce has residue in them. Spraying your fruits and vegetables especially when on the go can have you eating them in no time after a quick rinse. It is super effective as it has the combination of Thieves Oils + Lime Oil.

Wool Dryer Balls: Now, why can’t we just use the dryer sheets instead. The popular dyer sheets have endocrine disruptors. Read this article by Huffington Post on common household items that contain estrogen mimicking chemicals that disrupt hormones. Use wool dryer balls – add a drop of Lavender or Purification EO to it and see your clothes comes out super clean :)

Thieves Household Cleaner: You can get the squeaky clean without dangerous chemicals or synthetic ingredients. We have replaced this for all the cleaning supplies we have at home. It is super concentrated so it lasts a long time. I love non toxic cleaning supplies for the same reasons as why I WILL NOT use dyer sheets. With the skin being the largest organ which will absorb everything that it comes in contact with, I am very particular about what I use at home including cleaning supplies.

Having a small child at home, I never have to worry about whether he will get into my cleaning cabinet because even if he does, it is super safe.

For current members of YL, we have another great opportunity to get Free Gifts. If you have never been on Essential Rewards (which is the monthly autoship program allowing you to get points for all the essentials that you might normally buy – you can cash that for most products) you can get Thieves, Lemon and Digize for placing an ER order for just 100PV.

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Thieves EO: Can’t live without Thieves in our home. We use this every day for boosting our immune system.

Lemon EO: It is super cleansing and is one of the most versatile oils I have known other than Lavender.

Digize EO: It is a blend that is helpful in regulating your  digestive system and for overall wellbeing.

Are you NEW to Young Living? Would you like to get started with Young Living and be a part of our awesome Harmony & Vitality Team. It is super simple – Just go to Young Living and add 1723841 where it asks for Enroller and Sponsor Number once you click on I have the member ID.

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Do Essential Oils Get Resistant Like Antibiotics?

Recently, this question has come up many times probably because there is so much sickies going around already  :-(  Winter has not even begun  :-(

As usual, I started digging around to find the answer with research evidence even though intuitively, I know that the answer is that Essential Oils don’t behave like drugs. First of all, why is this topic of resistance important..

meds“The loss of antibiotics due to antimicrobial resistance is potentially one of the most important challenges the medical and animal-health communities will face in the 21st century,” says Dr. Cyril Gay, the senior national program leader at the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service. Newer and newer strains of resistant bacteria develop that cause more sickness.

This one talks about the fact that 80% of antibiotic usage is for animal husbandry. Basically, the increased use of antibiotics with live stocks to help with the unsanitary conditions has created resistance to it not only for the animals but also for the farmers and in some cases, to treating diseases that they have not even encountered. In this study, they show that using various essential oils like Organo, Rosemary, Thyme helped in treating the disease and even limit the spread of salmonella.

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They found evidence that Staph infections healed faster with Tea Tree Oil than treated with conventional methods. Another study points to the reduction of spread of MRSA ( a highly prevalent infection in the healthcare setting) simply by using Lemongrass EO in a hand gel. They also saw that tea-tree oil clears MRSA from the skin as effectively as the standard treatments to which bacteria appear to be developing resistance.

This is really important especially these days when FDA has shown that antibacterial soaps can be harmful. I wrote a blog post related to this recently.

Web-New-Kit-OilsSo, why do Essential Oils not develop resistance…

  • No two batches of EO’s can be the same because each harvest is different (depends on the soil conditions, rain, sunlight etc) each plant has a different DNA like humans. Due to these factors, it is not possible to develop resistance to bacteria.
  • Each drop of EO contains thousands of molecular constituents that work with each body differently. Hence, they do exactly what the body needs whether to preserve good flora or clear an infection.
  • Dr. Nicole M. Parrish, associate professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine says “phytonutrients” are chemical compounds derived from plants that have a range of health benefits, “including promoting tumor killing and increased resistance to infectious diseases, and they have been used as health-promoting agents by many cultures for several millennia.”Plants produce essential oils to help protect themselves from infections, heal damage, repel pests or attract insects that serve them. Hence their healing properties isn’t really surprising.

Here is another study that talks about this written by NCBI

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