Young Living Essential Oils Canada - Meet Tonia and Colin McArthur
5 years ago we never would have imagined that Young Living Essential Oils would be the company that set us free in so many ways. At the time we lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and had big dreams of one day retiring to the Okanagan in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. But that was something that we did in our 50's and seemed so very far away.
Young Living Canada made that dream a reality and so much sooner than we ever imagined!
We have always been advocates for wholesome and organic foods, alternative health, great wine and a good time. Colin worked in the fitness industry inspiring others to eat better food and exercise smarter and Tonia worked with special needs children by day and had a wine tasting business at night. We had careers in fields that seemed to align with the things that mattered to us yet we didn't feel healthy, happy or fulfilled.
In our spare time we had been making big changes to our diet and home lifestyle in an effort to remove as many, if not all of the toxins and synthetic chemicals from our home. This included our cleaning supplies, personal care products, perfumes and fragrances, shampoo, conditioner, skin care, beauty care and everything in between.
We considered the ways that our bodies were absorbing the products we were using and threw away candles, air fresheners, linen-sprays along with any and all cleaning products with ingredients we couldn't pronounce. Then we were introduced to worlds top essential oil producer Young Living Essential Oils Canada and we finally found the answer we were looking for to substitute almost every last product and the transformation was complete.
We could now provide ourselves, our friends and ultimately our family a cleaner environment to live in
We purchased our Young Living Premium Starter Kit and began diffusing therapeutic grade essential oils to purify the air in our home naturally and added scent that was not only non-toxic for us to be inhaling into our bodies, but also beneficial to our health and wellness.
This was a very new concept we were excited to introduce to everyone we knew!
We had been using essential oils for many reasons prior to finding Young Living but never had we truly explored all of the many benefits each little bottle could have on us. Peeking through our Young Living Canada Product Guide, we eventually decided to try the non-toxic Thieves Household Cleaner, which is now all we use on every surface in our home including toilets and mirrors! We substituted our dish soap, hand-soaps, laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and much more for Young Living's amazing products. We began to experiment with DIY recipes to include the power of our essential oils for things like deodorant, dryer sheets, doggie shampoo, skin care products, outdoor sprays and much more.
Young Living Essential Oils Canada has allowed us to take control of the products we are using in all aspects of our lives and we can rest assured that anything being absorbed into our skin is not full of synthetic chemicals our bodies are unable to process properly.
Finally, the last piece of the puzzle fits right into place and we are all happier and healthier than we have ever been. It's no surprise then that we began to share our experiences and love for the products with others. We both freed ourselves from the chains of our 9-5 and became full time Young Living Independent Distributors after and are very proud to be introducing the products and lifestyle we love to as many like minded people as we can! Oh yea, we also moved the Kelowna 15 years ahead of schedule!
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Young Living takes its stewardship of the planet and its inhabitants very seriously.
They diligently scrutinize every step of their production process to bring you the purest
products earth has to offer. It's called Seed to Seal. It's not a slogan; it's their
Looking for a natural alternative? We are so excited to share Health Canada approved
ways to use the following Young Living™ oils, now approved as Natural Health Products (NHP)!
In addition to the topical and aromatic benefits of these oils, they can relieve symptoms
associated with common ailments, as well as restore, maintain,
and support good health. See More Uses
Cough or Cold
Are you suffering from a cough or cold? Try any one of the following essential oils to help
reduce the symptoms of a cold and cough.
Strains and sprains can be all too common, especially when you lead an active lifestyle.
These essential oils can assist with the relief of joint or muscle pain associated with sprains,
strains and rheumatoid arthritis.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and deeper lumps such as cysts or nodules. Approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 expereince at least minor acne and the costs associated with the treatment of acne exceed $3 billion.1
WHAT IS ACNE CAUSED BY?
Acne can be caused by many factors which is why it is so difficult to diagnose the source of the acne. Simply put, overactive oil glands produce too much oil and combine with skin cells to plug pores. When the pores in the skin become plugged, bacteria on the skin multiply, causing skin lesions. It commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life - the glands are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females.2
WHY IS MY ACNE GETTING WORSE?
There are many factors to consider. The following is a list of things that can make your acne worse:
Changing Hormone Levels
Skin issues (clogged pores, bacteria, excess oil, dead skin)
Food with a high glycemic index (bread, rice, pasta)
Our best suggestion would be to eat as clean and healthy as possible and look for natural remedies to help balance your hormones.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN?
Generally speaking, most acne sufferers turn to prescription drugs or chemical treatments for their acne. The issue that we have with that is these products ypically contain harsh chemicals that have side effects or just don't work at all.
Essential oils will:
Tackle the root of the problem and are gentle on the skin
Kill Bacteria on the skin
Soothe and protect the skin from irritation and stress
BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR ACNE
Sometimes keeping your skin as clean as possible just isn't effective enough in the fight against acne and little boost is needed. We never advocate for the use of the heavily marketed products that can be purchased over the counter as they contain heavy amounts of chemicals and synthetic that actually contribute to the problem. If you recall one of the reasons people get acne is because of unbalanced hormones. Using hormone disrupting products to treat your acne prone skin can actually make things worse. What we would recommend is for you to use a natural product that is gentle on your skin and doesn't mess with your hormones.
Cedarwood has a long history of use as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin. Cedarwood essential oil can alo help to treat and protect your skin against unsightly acne. It prevents clogging of the pores of your skin and protects it from intrusion by harmful particles and bacteria.
German Chamomile can help to calm inflamed skin conditions including acne, rashes, stings and burns. It is the oil you would turn to if you wanted to treat specific conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
Helichrysum is a plant that is apart of the sunflower family which has historically been used for skin. When made into an essential oil it is know by other names including 'everlasting' and 'immortelle'.
PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL FOR ACNE
Patchouli oil has long been used in traditional Asian medicine, especially in Malaysia, China, and Japan. It is used to treat skin and hair problems, such as dermatitis, eczema, acne, dry chapped skin, dandruff, and oily scalp.
Each 5ml bottle of Young Living Canada's AromaEase contains 85 drops of essential oils and can be added to your essential oil collection for 24% off the retail price by signing up for your very own membership! It's quick, easy and free. Get started today!
Young Living Canada Natural Health Product Feature: German Chamomile
This essential oil from Young Living is the essential oil of Tonia's dreams! A gorgeous scent, this thick blue essential oil requires only a single drop in your diffuser, only a drop or two in your epsom salt bath and only a drop or two in your sugar scrubs or body salves! It has a soothing and heavenly scent that we just can't get enough of and we're so grateful to have this Young Living essential oil not only available in the Canadian Market but also Health Canada Approved as a Natural Health Product or NHP.
In Aromatherapy, German Chamomile can be used:
For symptomatic relief of acne and boils
To relieve minor skin irritations, cuts, bruises and burns
As a nervine and calmative
To help relieve joint and muscle pain associated with sprains, strains and rheumatoid arthritis
To help relieve headaches
As a carminative and antispasmodic for symptomatic relief of digestive discomfort
What an incredibly important list of reasons to stock your shelves with this 5ml bottle, I mean, can you believe those approved claims? The calming aroma is enough to make your sigh and your shoulders slouch with comfort and joy! We have made soothing sugar scrubs that just smell so sweet and soft and a lip balm that is divine. It's a good thing we ordered two bottles as soon as we had German Chamomile available in Canada because we just love it that much!
German Chamomile from Young Living is just as potent as their others and so remember that a little bit goes a long way! 85 drops in each 5ml bottle means you can soothe plenty of stressful days and tummy upsets for $46.00 with a FREE wholesale membership from Young Living! Find out more about our sugar scrub, salves and lip balms we made by clicking the links.