December - Wow! Where has the year gone? For most of us, this is a really busy month. Getting ready for family - Getting all the shopping done - Going to Christmas concerts - Decorating - Baking - Wrapping - Cooking - Entertaining - the list seems endless! What a wonderful time to use those little brown bottles. Some may say, "I don't have time to use them now" but now is the most important time to use them. Use them to keep you and your family above the wellness line. Use the Oils, take the supplements and drink the Ningxia Red.
Taking your daily supplements and drinking the Ningxia Red will help you through those busy days. Days when you are running all those errands. Throw a pouch of Ningxia in your purse or pocket to give you a little pick-me-up in the afternoon.
Make sure you have a Peppermint/Orange rollerball in your purse for those times you are trying to beat the mall shoppers. When your patience is running short - take time to breathe and roll on those uplifting oils.
The kids can sure be whirlwinds this time of year. So much excitement in the air. That, mixed with so many activities, can be a little overwhelming for them. Try using lavender in a diffuser at nighttime to help them relax. Use Thieves on their feet to help keep away those seasonal yuckies. Take an afternoon to have some fun with them making Oil infused "slime" or play dough - use Peace and Calming to help them relax.
Don't forget to take some "me" time. You need to recharge to keep up with all those activities. Take a long, hot bath using Stress Away Bath Salts. Take a shower with Peppermint Bath Melts for a quick pick-up.
Remember to take some time for you and your spouse. Make a date night. Use your Lucy Libido oils. Don't know who Lucy Libido is? Look her up online. Take her advice and break out the Ylang Ylang, Joy, Sensation and Mister Oils. As the season gets busy, we tend to forget about the most important person in our lives - our partner.
When baking, use the Plus*Line of oils to make those treats extra yummy. Dark chocolate melted with nuts and Orange+ Essential Oil makes a great bark!
Most importantly, take care of your emotional and mental health during this busy time. Christmas can be very overwhelming and even a sad time of year for many. Missing a loved one and memories of Christmas' past can stir up lots of emotions. Diffuse Some Joy, Bergamot, Christmas Spirit or some citrus Oils. Take time to sit quietly and remember them - talk about them and let the oils help you through.
And finally diffuse Frankincense and Myrhh - it will help you to remember the real meaning of this season. Yes, we love all the excitement, gatherings and chaos but remember the Child who lay in a manger and count your blessings.
Good Evening - My name is Lynn Fudge. When I found Young Living it was the year that I turned 50. I was looking for “something” to get me out of the funk that I was in. My sister-in-law told me of the health benefits and I figured I would give it a try. I love all the Young Living has to offer - the health benefits, the financial benefits and the overall empowerment I feel by being apart of this wonderful community. I love sharing Young Living because of what it has done for myself and my family. I share because of all that Young Living offers as a company - the best oils, the best incentive program and, of course, Seed to Seal!
In today’s world, some of the most dangerous things that affect our health are the things we willingly expose ourselves to daily. And some of these things might not be what you expect. In fact, you might be completely oblivious to the fact that the products we use on ourselves, in our home, on our children and in our everyday lives, could be the very things that are contributing to why we’re sick, why we have health problems, why we struggle emotionally, and why we are not living a life full of wellness, purpose and abundance.
Here are some facts about products we use daily
Store bought soaps contain sodium laureate sulcate, a toxic chemical used to remove car grease off garage floors. These damage the skin, as well a being disruptive to the immune system and hormonal health.
Shampoos contain phthalates, chemicals banned in children’s toys but still found in body cleansing products. They are a known endocrine disruptor.
Candles and home sprays contain formaldehyde, which is the number one cancer causing chemical. Inhaling scents from these is equivalent to inhaling second hand smoke.
Store bought laundry detergent and dryer sheets contain alpha-terpineol, benzyl alcohol and camphor. All toxic ingredients that cause central nervous system disorders, loss of muscular coordination, central nervous system depression, headaches, nausea and vomiting.
Woman apply over 300 chemicals to their face and skin daily, including talc, bismuth, paragons, lead, mercury and mineral oil. These chemicals are found in store bought skin care and makeup. They disrupt the endocrine system, are highly carcinogenic and have even been found in tumours.
After using these products on ourselves and our families we develop what is called Bioaccumulation, meaning over time our bodies can no longer breakdown these chemical - thus causing various health issues.
Now that you have been officially Freaked Out! This is where Young Living Essential Oils and their plant-based products come in. It may seem a little overwhelming, but as I seem to be saying a lot lately (and seems to have become my motto) - One Small Step!!
What are Essential Oils?
They are the most powerful part of the plant. They are distilled from shrubs, flowers, tress, roots, bushes, fruit, rinds, resins and herbs. Oils provide support for every system in our bodies - your skeletal system, your muscular system, your circulatory system, endocrine system and your hormones, respiratory system and immune system. 1 drop = 40 million trillion molecules. Your body has 100 trillion cells. Therefore, 1 drop of oil can cover each cell w/40,000 molecules.
Oils can be used as an alternative to toxic cleaning chemicals. Oils can be used extensively for emotions and spiritual support. An oil in a diffuser can soothe a child’s tough day at school and provide a calming effect when you have had a stressful day at work.
There are three main ways to get oils into your system -
Diffuse or inhale the oil - studies show that oils reach the heart, liver and thyroid in 3 seconds when inhaled.
Topically applied with a carrier oil - it takes 26 seconds for oils to enter the bloodstream when applied topically.
Ingested - Young Living has a full line of Plus Oils that have been approved for ingestion.
Essential Oils have a long and storied history.
They were first mentioned by name in the biblical book of Genesis, chapter 37, when Joseph was sold to the slave traders. the carried spicery, balm and Myrrh! Genesis ends with the burial of Joseph’s father anointed with myrrh. Oils are mentioned 1100 times, directly or indirectly, in Scripture.
Some of the oldest cultures on earth used essential oils. The Babylonian placed order for Cedarwood, Myrrh and Cypress. The Egyptians used essential oils for beauty and embalming and they have the oldest recored deodorant recipe made with essential oils. They were even given to the Christ child upon his birth. Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.
So, why are Young Living Essential Oils the best! Young Living Essential Oils are Grade A therapeutic - made from organically grown plants and distilled at low temperatures. There are four grades of oils but Grade A is the only pure oil. Before you purchase essential oils be sure that the company you are getting your oils from owns their own fields, and controls the entire process from Seed to Seal - from the farm to the sealed bottle. Pesticides, pollution and previously farmed land can all affect the quality of the oil. Why start using essential oils for their health benefits and then use an inferior oil One of the things that stands out to me is Young Living’s Seed to Seal process. It is a promise of integrity. Seed to Seal means each plant in hand-weeded, there are no pesticides used, no chemicals and no weed killers. The plants are harvested at their peak. They are then put through a vigorous testing process. Then they go from the farm directly to your home. You can learn more by going to seedtoseal.com.
Why do companies sell oils more cheaply?To save money. If you spray a crop with pesticides - you have more crops to distill. If you use a chemical solvent to extract the oil - you pull more out.If you dilute it with a cheaper oil - you stretch the oil you have distilled.
How are oils made….
I takes a great deal of work to produce a tiny amount of essential oil….
Why does chemical-free living matter to me? Because I have seen the other side of a chemical filled lifestyle. I have seen what it life is like taking 12-14 pills a day. It is scary - just The side effects alone. And I want everyone to know what they are putting in and on our bodies. The number 1 cause of death in Canada is Cancer. In 2012, 74,000 Canadians died from Cancer. 1 in 3 cases are directly linked to poor diet, physical inactivity, weight and chemical exposure. The American Cancer Society says the only 5-10% of cancers are hereditary. Meaning 95% of cancers are under our control. It is what we allow into our homes. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health studied 2983 ingredients in our products at home - and found 884 toxic ingredients. 314 of them caused biological mutations, 218 caused reproductive problems, 778 were toxic to the human body and 146 were known to cause cancer tumors - but they are allowed into our homes. Many of these things are in your cupboards right now! The top 10 most dangerous chemicals in our home: Air fresheners, plug ins and candles. Second - chemical cleaning supplies, dish soap and dishwasher soap. Beauty supplies and personal care products - hairspray, gel, shampoo and deodorant are laden with chemicals. Most deodorants are made with aluminum and we slather it on our lymph nodes for up to 70 years. One of the top pollutants in the family home is laundry soap and fabric softener - you was you clothes, it sits on your skin, it outgases in your closet all night long. That information is from the government, from the US Environmental Protection Agency’t Top 10 Killer Household Chemical Study.
- 60 thousand Rose blossoms provide only 1 ounce of rose oil
- lavender is abundant - 220 pounds will provide 7 pounds of oil
- Jasmine flowers must be picked by hand before the sun becomes too hot on the very first day they open, thus making it one of the most expensive oils in the world. it takes 8 million hand-picked blossoms to produce 2.2 pounds of oil.
- A sandalwood tree must be 30 years old and 30 feet high before it can be cut down for distillation.
- Frankincense when it is tapped from the tree turns to a resin when it hits the air. It takes 3 days to turn it back into a liquid, so the oils can be extracted. Just consider the labor cost for 3 days! But a company can add hexane ( a cancer causing agent) and it will liquify with 1 hour - Cheap!
Dr. Samuel Epstein, chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, says, “It is unthinkable that women would knowingly inflict such exposures on their infants and children and themselves if products were routinely labeled with explicit warning of cancer risks. But they are not labeled!"
Let me tell you how I started my journey - with a Premium Starter Kit. It is the only thing that Young Living sells at 1/2 price. You get 11 bottles of Oil, a diffuser, 2 packets of Ningxia Red, Thieves Hand Purifier and some reading material. And you are off and running on your toxic free lifestyle. Easy Peasy. I then signed up for Essential Rewards to make my Young Living experience even easier.
How many of you have a points rewards card in your purse?What kind of return are you getting on your current card? 1 or 2 percent?Is there a limit to what you can purchase or how many points you can accumulate ?Well here is what Young Living’s Essential Rewards system offers -
You can cancel at anytime.Flat rate shippingYou can change your order monthly and you can change your dateYou have to order a minimum of 50PV to remain active on ER
- We get points on all our purchases
- 10% back for 1-3 months
- 20% back of 4-23 months
- 25% back after 24 months
- Free products every month
- Loyalty gifts and Loyalty Oil every 12 months
How amazing is that compared to your current store card?Each month I order at least 125PV because I have gotten rid of all the chemicals in our home. I no longer go to the supermarket or Walmart for my household cleaners, detergents, personal care products, supplements or makeup. I do not spend more money, I just switch where I spend it. I have kicked chemicals to the curb!So, if you are serious about your health and making a change in your lifestyle, then a Premium Starter Kit with Essential Rewards is what you need.Make the commitment to a healthier you and a healthier family today.
Well, summer has past and the fall has really settled in. The days become shorter, the weather is cooler and often times duller and we tend to spend a lot of time inside. In our colder climate many often experience Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. (and, I admit I am one of them) Feelings of fatigue, Sleeplessness or over-sleeping, feeling disheartened, unexplained aches and pains, irritability, fluctuating weight, anxiety and recklessness are all symptoms of SAD. The past few weeks I have noticed that some of these symptoms have applied to me. I have also found that since I have gotten older the short days seem to weigh on me a lot more. So, now I have found that I have to turn to those little brown bottles to get me through these short winter days. I have also found that it takes a conscious effort to get myself out of this "funk". I have to make a point to use the oils, either apply or diffuse. I have to make sure that I take my Ningxia Red and my supplements. Every person needs to find what works for them - each person is unique - so using different oils (or combination of oils) you will find out what makes you feel better!
Oils like Peppermint, Spearmint, Frankincense, Valor, En-R-Gee, Cypress and Hope are all great oils for mental and physical fatigue. Make a point to diffuse these oils throughout the day. Apply them to your feet, neck or heart.
Oils like Lavender, Peace & Calming and Cedarwood help you relax at night and get a good nights sleep. Diffuse throughout the night. Mix with a carrier oil and apply to your feet at bedtime. Often a good nights sleep helps you cope throughout the day.
Oils like Ylang Ylang, Valor, Hope, Jasmine, Joy, Lime, Tangerine and Orange all help with feelings of disheartedness. These oils are uplifting and joyful. Diffuse them throughout your day. Apply drops over your heart. Drop them in a necklace diffuser or in your car while driving.
Hormonal Oils like Clary Sage, Dragon Time, and Progessence Plus can help with irritability. Using these daily can help us get through the crazy hormone moods that affect us all!
Taking our daily dose of Ningxia Red and the other natural supplements that Young Living offers also helps keep us above the wellness line. And, if you are suffering from the effects of SAD, sickness is the last thing we want! Feeling better health wise goes a long way towards good mental and emotional health.
Did you know that our bodies have a frequency ? Did you know that Essential Oils have a frequency as well? Google it! Daily use oils that have a high frequency - like Frankincense(147MHz), Rose(320MHz), Myrrh(105MHz) and Lavender(118MHz) - help to boost your body's frequency. The higher your body frequency, the better you will feel.
So, as the fall and winter sets in, make a conscious effort to keep the SAD away. Use your oils, take your supplements, go outside, get together with friends or fellow oilers and try to embrace the next season of life.
My start with Young Living was purely a selfish start. When I began my Young Living journey it was for me. I needed something to help me get out of a funk that I was in. I got a Premium Starter Kit and a whole new world opened up. Suddenly I was connected with people from other countries, many of whom were woman. Women who had a whole new perspective on how to take care of themselves and their families. I learned how to remove chemicals from my home. I learned how to take care of my emotional health. I learned how, at 50+, there was an alternate way to stay healthy. I learned about healthy supplements. I learned about toxicity in my body.
So I started to tell others about these amazing little bottles of goodness.
Suddenly, I had my own business.
Suddenly, I was WE.
It is a business of helping others, especially other women. WE are helping each other take care of our health and the health of our families. WE are helping each other become more independent. WE are helping each other climb to the top of this amazing company. WE are rising by lifting others. Young Living is going against everything that you are seeing in the media today. It is empowering women on a whole new level.
Imagine a widow who can share Young Living and still be financially independent. Imagine a single mother who can go on to own her own Young Living business making a 6 figure income. Imagine a young wife and mother who gets to stay at home with her children and still contribute to the family income. Women are rising to the challenge and they are winning!
WE are empowering each other. That is why I picked the name for my website - Empowered by Oils - because that's what this amazing company does. It empowers us to be the best that we can be. It empowers us to take care of ourselves - physically, spiritually and financially. It empowers us to help others because without helping others the business does not work. It empowers us to share these amazing Essential Oils with friends and complete strangers. It empowers us to help others who are not as fortunate, either through our own charity work or through the Young Living Foundation. Overall, it empowers us to be better people. And for that I will be forever grateful.
Having a new baby is such an exciting time! As a mom it can be a little daunting and overwhelming. I know that's how I felt when I had my twins at 24 years old. You have been given these precious lives to take care of and where do you begin? What kind of milk, breast or formula? What kind of diapers, cloth or disposable? TV or no TV? What kind of toys? The choices are endless and only you can make them. Yes, there will be mistakes. No parent is perfect. But, we can learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of others. When my children were born, I did what everyone in my generation did, I used Depatment Store baby products. Products full of harsh chemicals -- no one knew the difference.
Oh Baby - how I wish I knew what I know now!
Young Living has recently released a full line of baby products called "Seedlings". Products that are free from harsh chemicals. Products that, as a parent, you will feel safe about putting on your baby.
Here is what Young Living has to say about Seedlings --
"The soothing, plant-based formulas use infant-safe essential oils and are formulated without harmful ingredients to help you gently comfort and care for your little one. Backed by Young Living's Seed to Seal guarantee, the Seedlings lineup is formulated with your baby's delicate skin in mind, using clean, natural ingredients that'll leave you with peace of mind and your baby feeling snug and secure."
Currently, in Canada, Young Living offers Seedlings Baby Wash, Baby Lotion, Baby Wipes, Baby Oil and Linen Spray. Not only are they great for babies, they are great for adults too. I currently use the Baby Lotion as a hand lotion and the Baby Wipes as makeup remover wipes. So soft and gentle on my skin. Also, imagine spraying your bed linens in the evening with the soft scent of Lavender before crawling into bed. How relaxing would that be?
So, as a parent, take care of the most precious gift that you have been given and use the least amount of harsh chemicals on them as possible. Healthy children become healthy adults.
Here's wishing you a wonderful September.