Hello wonderful peeps!
Happy Summer! School is OUT for many of us and Graduation 2019 means we officially gave a high school graduate in our house!!!! Last week my oldest graduated high school! The range of emotions that I experienced during that time were unbelievable— and perhaps naively—unexpected! I felt like I was a character in a novel (or maybe soap opera) complete with drama, suspense, crisis, resolution, celebration, and then the necessary recovery! (My boy is the one getting his diploma in the middle, not hugging the Superintendent of our county schools! hahaha)
Maybe you aren’t participating in a graduation this season in your life, but whether you have a major event happening that’s big or even small, supporting your emotional well-being is crucial. We love those pretty bottles... but they don’t do you much good if you don’t bring them with you when & where you need them!
Carrying your oils
One of our Platinum Team Leaders, Andrea Johanson, recently shared an easy & convenient way to carry her own essential oils: “I'm often asked how I carry my oils when I'm traveling or just out and about. One of the things I've used for years (you can see it's well loved) is this tiny case that technically holds 8 of the 5/8 dram sized bottles, but I fill it with a whole lot more. It's a great way to carry all of my favorites without all of the weight! I got mine at Life Science Publishing
.” Thanks, Andrea!
Speaking of Life Science Publishing
, which is a company with resources for Young Living customers, they are currently running a fabulous SALE on ALL of their products! Including the little carrying case mentioned above! This sale is taking place now through Convention (in July) and get this -- there are products that are over 30% off. If you are a preferred member you get an additional 20% off! www.DiscoverLSP.com
Sleep is a HUGE factor in stressful times. Do you struggle with your mind churning? I love diffusing a calming blend on my nightstand. Currently my favorite is Sleepyize + Awaken! (Sounds crazy but Awaken is a blend is to help me dream! And Yes! Sleepyize... the KidScents oil!) Try it! Here are some other options...
R e l a x and C a l m
Another way I love to float off into la-la-land is using the Calm app. Download it for free (app purchase not required and you don’t need to sign up for the free trial), just use the Scenes -- which have multiple options from beaches to rain to wind plus background music or nature sounds. You can set it to play for 15 minutes or more outside the app and adjust the volume!
Listen to your body!
When you’re stressed many times we don’t listen to how much we need to eat—or when we need to stop eating! I had to use DiGize multiple times during the week with company in town and meals at unusual times! Did you know that DiGize is also for emotions? For me, I prefer to put a drop under my tongue (sublingually) and then drink a small glass of water. However, you can also apply to your stomach or liver or kidney, or if that's too odoriferous, layer Peppermint on top of it (making sure to WASH your hands well after so you don't touch your eyes or little ones with that hot oil). If nothing else, apply to the bottoms of your feet and put on socks!
Last week one of our knowledgeable Silver Leaders, Vickie Vo, taught a short 30 minute Zoom video class on the Top 10 Oils Under $25 that Young Living offers. I picked up some fun uses for oils I thought I knew all about... Surprise! There’s always something new we can learn! Below you’ll find a link to the recording, as well as the handout Vickie created. You can read the graphic, but really, spend 30 minutes and listen to some fabulous tips!
Before I go, I wanted to leave you with some fun Summer Diffuser Blends!
Remember -- you can always make these into a room spray! Just grab your 2 oz spray bottle, pick a diffuser recipe and double the drops. Then add 0.5 oz of vodka or witch hazel to the bottle, and top with distilled water. Make sure you shake the bottle before each use!
I hope these are some fun & new tips for you to get through some high stress days or nights. Let me know if you try one of these ideas!
Have a great week!
Suzi Sloan Hersey
Young Living Essential Oils
Oily Educator & Gold Team Leader
Independent Distributor #1532611