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Christmas is a time of sentimental traditions and happy memories. Like many of you we won’t be celebrating the same ways this year. Public celebrations, and large family gatherings are temporarily on hold this year. This is one reason we are focusing on introducing you to blends that can bring the spirit of the holidays into your home, and possibly trigger those happy memories of years past. Tonight’s post is the first in a series of posts we will do over the coming week. We recommend that you order any oils you would like for the holidays by December 8th.
If you come to our home you will most certainly smell the festive scent of Sugar Plum Fairy. Lexi diffuses it, and recommends it, at every opportunity that she has. It is a classic blend of familiar holiday blends, and a pleasing scent for most everyone.
YL: Peppermint essential oil provides a familiar, recognizable scent, but Peppermint is so much more than simply a nostalgic, fresh aroma. This oil can be diffused to create a stimulating, focused atmosphere for daily tasks. You can also apply it topically to create a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, which can be very soothing after hard physical activity. We recommend using Peppermint aromatically or topically any time you want to add a pleasant variety to your routine.
YL: Orange essential oil has a sweet, bright aroma reminiscent of a blossoming orchard of orange trees. Start your day with an uplifting burst of liquid sunshine by diffusing Orange as you get ready in the morning. With just a few drops, you can fill any space with a sense of peace, harmony, and creativity. Orange is delightful on its own, and you can also combine it with complementary oils such as Grapefruit, Cinnamon, Neroli, and Patchouli.
YL : Cinnamon Bark essential oil’s warm and comforting aroma exudes a familiar scent from the naturally occurring constituent cinnamaldehyde. Cinnamon Bark plays an integral role in our proprietary, top-selling Thieves® essential oil blend, where it is combined with Clove, Lemon, and other essential oils for a signature aroma. There’s no doubt that Cinnamon Bark is a favorite during the winter season, as its sweet and spicy scent evokes memories of the holidays. For a festive note, diffuse Cinnamon Bark with Clove, Frankincense, Nutmeg, Orange, or Tangerine. Cinnamon Bark can also be applied topically if diluted properly to avoid skin irritation.
In the spirit of the holidays, we are also selling pre-blended room sprays and rollers. Sprays and rollers are each custom blended, carefully measured, and delivered in UV ray protecting amber bottles. Giving you all the benefits of the festive scent without the need to blend yourself or purchase oils separately. Sprays and Rollers are available directly from All About Health and Oils. Message us, comment, or email to claim yours today.
Happy Holidays and please let us know how we can support your essential oil needs.
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COVID, Colds, Flu, Asthma, CF, and even pollution. There are so many things that effect how easy (or not) it is to simply breathe. Lexi has both asthma and CF, and the winter months are particularly hard on her. I’ve always been very aware of the effect of what candles we burn have on her, and recently I’ve done a lot of research on the effects of oils on breathing. I do not like when I see someone post things like “I can cure an asthma attack with these simple oils…” No, and if someone you follow posts something similar, make sure that you stop following them immediately! Oils can impact everyone differently, and anyone with integrity should always encourage you to work with your medical team, and explore oils with caution, when you have severe medical conditions. Ensure that your oils are pure, understand how the blends you are using are made, and never be afraid to ask questions.
All that said, let’s talk about blends and breathing. As always I come to you with my experience, and you can trust that the blends I am writing about are tested and used in our home. My personal research led me to the impacts of diffusing eucalyptus to help improve respiratory health. Diffusing eucalyptus has multiple benefits beyond respiratory health, and I’ll share a few random ones with you below.
Today I want to focus on respiratory health. There is a constant state of coughing in my home, and this isn’t anything new, but in a COVID world every cough comes with a stare and a fear. I believe we all have heightened awareness for our health and the health of everyone around us. For my family I chose Young Living’s RC Essential Blend to help manage our respiratory health issues. This does not replace inhalers or breathing treatments. RC has become another tool to improve health and quality of daily life.
The image above does a wonderful job of outlining the multiple benefits of RC. Lexi’s Cystic Fibrosis means that she has a build up of mucus in all parts of her bodies. Eucalyptus helps her by reacting with the mucous membranes and naturally helping to thin the mucus and reduce mucus production. This will benefit anyone suffering through a respiratory illness. As the mucus thins it is easier for the ill person to cough it up and expel the mucus. Of course use caution if you have experienced any allergic reactions to eucalyptus, as this may have the opposite reaction for you.
Did your grandma ever tell you to go grab the Vicks VapoRub when you weren’t feeling well? Did she have a keen awareness that Vicks used eucalyptus as an active ingredient to sooth what ills you? Probably not, she simply knew it worked. Weather you are using Eucalyptus via the diffuser, or creating a message oil or soothing lotion, the benefits of eucalyptus essential oil remains as beneficial as in your grandma’s days. Why use essential oils instead of grabbing a jar of Vicks? For me it is about purity. When possible simplifying and removing additives, means that my family is obtaining the benefit without all of the additional unknowns. When you have allergies, or have a complex medical condition, many times you may not have the positive effects of a treatment because of all of the additives in a treatment. In addition if you are taking a large amount of medications for a medical condition, it is important to know how any additive may react to the medications that your doctor has prescribed.
I caution friends when using essential oils for many reason. The blend above, used in my small home office, blends two drops of RC with two drops of Thieves. Anything more would be extremely overpowering, and override any benefit that I would be receiving from the oils. When people talk about the risks of essential oils there are ways to mitigate risks, and as the consumer it is critical that you be aware. Below are best practices that I recommend to friends when incorporating essential oils.
While RC is my current breathing oil of choice there are many other Eucalyptus containing Young Living Essential Oils. You can also buy Eucalyptus Oil in it’s purest form. Below are a few of our most prominent Young Living Eucalyptus Oils and Blends.
From YL: Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil comes from the leaves of an evergreen tree native to Australia. Part of the Myrtaceae plant family, Eucalyptus Radiata is steam distilled. Its distinctly fresh aroma is sharp and clean, sparking a sense of refreshment and renewal. Popular in salons and spas, Eucalyptus Radiata oil promotes a stimulating and rejuvenating environment anywhere it’s diffused. The soothing scent makes Eucalyptus Radiata the perfect addition to any bedtime routine when applied to the chest or back. It is found in many of Young Living’s most popular products, including Ortho Ease® massage oil, Breathe Again™ Roll-On, and R.C.™ essential oil blend.
From YL: Eucalyptus Blue is grown and distilled on Young Living’s farm in Ecuador. This essential oil is high in eucalyptol, which has a calming and invigorating scent when diffused.
From YL: Raven™ essential oil blend is a cool, refreshing combination of Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, Peppermint, Ravintsara, and Wintergreen essential oils. A chilly, minty blend with sweet undertones, Raven creates a cooling sensation and provides a comforting aroma when applied topically to the chest and throat. Like an effervescent breeze through a grove of eucalyptus trees, Raven provides a refreshing aromatic experience when diffused or inhaled directly. The naturally occurring constituents eucalyptol, menthol, and methyl salicylate provide an invigorating and empowering experience, particularly before or after a workout or when winding down for the evening.
From YL: Thieves® essential oil blend is a powerful combination of Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, and Rosemary essential oils that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. As one of our most popular products, it’s no wonder Thieves is included in so many of our home cleaning and personal care products. It is a key ingredient in Thieves® Household Cleaner, Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier, Thieves® Wipes, and Thieves® Foaming Hand Soap. Thieves is your go-to for an invigoratingly clean and spicy scent that smells more like fall baking than harsh cleaning formulas.
From YL: R.C.™ is a powerful blend of Cypress, Spruce, and three types of Eucalyptus oils (E. citriodora, E. globulus, and E. radiata). Diffuse or apply it topically before, during, or after your workout. You can also combine R.C. with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for an invigorating massage. This creates a relaxing, spa-like experience and can help when your day demands that you be out and about earlier than usual. Its robust scent will help you perk up as your day begins. R.C. is also a great substitute for Aroma Siez™ in Young Living’s Raindrop Technique®.
From YL: Gesundheit! When sniffles and stuffiness hamper your little one, reach for KidScents® SniffleEase™, relaxing, quieting aroma. This Young Living exclusive is formulated for children ages two and up and can be applied directly to the chest or throat. A gentle blend of Eucalyptus, Palo Santo, and R.C.™, SniffleEase’s aroma helps ease feelings of discomfort and supports the feeling of normal, clear breathing.
From YL: When the weather turns cold outside or you’re not feeling like yourself, Wish You Well helps you and your family stay comfortable, purifies your air from stuffy odors, and provides an aroma that supports the feeling of normal, clear breathing in any stale environment. Designed by Young Living aromatherapy professionals, this kit helps you feel like yourself again. DiGizeTM VitalityTM, R.C.TM, and Thieves® essential oil blends each offer sweet solace when you need it most. Neatly housed in a Young Living custom- designed zipper pouch, this kit is as eye-catching as it is helpful. It’s conveniently sized to go anywhere and ready to get you back into the world!
I hope this posted helped you learn a bit about the use of oils to improve respiratory health. The greatest compliment you can give is following our blog. If you have any questions, concerns, or topics you would like to learn more about please let me know.
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Are you new to oils and trying to figure out how to do it on a budget? We absolutely understand that struggle. When shopping for oils quality is important, and sometimes that comes at an extra cost. However there are ways to significantly reduce the cost, but still create a supply of oils to have on hand for you and your family. This blog is going to be a mix of the pros and cons of getting a membership, as well as an introduction to four low and moderately priced memberships that we’ve designed for our followers.
We joined Young Living because of the support of an amazing sponsor, who was encouraged by Lexi’s story and wanted to help her find oils to improve her quality of life. Like many people, the more we used them the more we loved them. What I can appreciate after having joined Young Living, and having sold other products before, Young Living truly provides a membership and not a poorly vailed scheme to get you to sell things. Yes, as a family we have made the decision to offer products to sell, but that is because Lexi enjoys oils and is trying to find her way in the world.
When I first looked at the membership program I was overwhelmed by the signup process. Picking what level I wanted to join at seemed like a lot, but I quickly realized that the package you choose has absolutely nothing to do with your overall membership. It simply means how much do you want to invest on day one. Understanding that our friends and followers probably aren’t wanting to invest hundreds of dollars in a membership, Lexi and I have designed a starter program really targeted at what we know people might be looking for. That link will be at the bottom of the blog.
Yes membership has it’s benefits, and the primary benefits that you are going to take advantage of are free shipping and 24% off. As soon as you become a member you will enjoy a 24% discount, have access to products not available for purchase by nonmembers, and can access additional special incentives. Even if you are only buying a couple oils a month that can add up month over month. Each month when you place an order over 100 points you will also get free shipping. You do get free products and extra benefits when you place a 100 point order each month, but if you don’t place the order there aren’t any penalties and you aren’t at risk for loosing your membership. The order is called your essential rewards. You schedule it each month and pick your delivery day. You can change what you order every month, and you can change your shipment date or cancel it anytime. While researching our customized options, we provided you with a sample essential order, that is full of what we use almost everyday.
For our local friends and family when I post that I’m placing an order on X day of the month and that if you want to add to our order there will be no shipping that’s how we do it. We are adding your order to our essential order. We also waive the taxes as a thank you to deciding to order with us. If we run a special and have enough local buyers that is also when we offer free shipping, because we are combining orders and if we aren’t paying shipping you shouldn’t either. If we place individual orders for you, or if you are too far for pickup or delivery, there is always a shipping charge. Individual orders will usually be for large orders, or items at risk for selling out where we would not encourage you to wait a week or two.
The primary benefit for the traditional oil user is the 24% discount. If you enjoy oils, and sustain an order of over 100 points either personally or combined with others, the free shipping and free products are also going to be tremendous incentives. If your a random oil buyer, or even have a $20 or $30 oil per month budget then a membership probably makes no sense for you. Your much better off to place an order, and if your local to us wait for our monthly orders and enjoy our benefit of free shipping.
We are a special needs family, and oils have fundamentally been life improving for us. We continue to grow and expand to learn more of the hundreds of oils available, their uses, how to blend them, and more. We enjoy sharing that with all of you and appreciate your support of our little family blog and business. No matter if you are a paying customer, a supportive friend, or an engaged blog follower we appreciate you. We will continue to be here to answer questions, share what we learned, fulfill your essential orders, and sponsor your membership if that is the journey you pick.
Below is a link to the membership options we reviewed above. There are more options out there and we have provided two links. If after thinking about all things you decide that a membership is right for you, look at both and see what best fits your needs. We are here to answer any questions. If you do choose to become a Young Living Member, please consider allowing us to sponsor your membership through the links below. As sponsors there are additional benefits that we receive, and your support is greatly appreciated. If you have questions about sponsorships, and what additional support we provide don’t hesitate to ask.
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