What is your focus?

When problems arise what is your strategy? When you focus on solutions and not the issue, its amazing how creative you can be and it helps relieve fear and anxiety. Plus you get great satisfaction from being a solution seeker. The next time you are faced with a challenge give it a try.

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Pain Is Real - But So Is Hope

No one or no situation is hopeless but it sure does feel that way sometimes. I want to encourage YOU that if you are going through something right now, this too shall pass. I always talk about how oils support emotions and they do! Sometimes emotional pain is a signal that something needs to be addressed, released or pruned off. I believe these things surface in the Spring. Just as we clean out our homes we can do an inventory of the emotional junk that needs to go that’s at the root.
My prayer

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Animals & Essential Oils

With the recent social media posts regarding essential oil use and pets, please read this article written by a vet that may address your concerns.

https://mailchi.mp/84d05339fa01/cats-essential-oil...

"Cats would be dropping over dead all over the world, if essential oils were truly as toxic as those reports imply. With the amazing amount of essential oil use in households containing all sorts of animals, I am impressed at the level of safety actually witnessed. Just like with the phenol research, it will matter what quality of essential oil is used. I do not think that synthetics or altered essential oils should be in the same category at all with true and natural essential oils."


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Savvy Makeup Kits are here!

No animal testing and no harmful toxins, this makeup goes on easy with perfect coverage. There are 4 kits available, includes a bottle of lavender, and when you order the Savvy Kit, it provides wholesale privileges for a lifetime. Ask me for details and I can help you get yours.

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Buyer Beware: Essential Oil Labels Can Be Deceiving

Buyer Beware: A popular company on Amazon...this is why we buy oils from a reputable company. This oil isn't just synthetic, or diluted..it's absolutely toxic. Education is important!

To date, every oil analyzed from this company has been a complete fake. This lavender which is labeled as "100% pure lavender oil" and "Therapeutic Grade" not only has ZERO actual lavender oil in it, but also has a synthetic plasticizer known as DiEthylPhalate (DEP) in it at over 24%. Several ...other oils from this company also contained DEP and none of them were actually anything close to an essential oil, despite the label claims.

This oil is mainly a blend of synthetic linalool and synthetic linalyl acetate. As time has gone on, cheaper and cheaper product was used, even to the point of diluting the already cheap, synthetic fragrances with plasticizers.

The products from this company are literally the farthest away from essential oils of just about any products on the market today that are claimed to be essential oils.

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What is the ORAC scale

The ORAC, (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) was developed in 1992 and measures the antioxidant capacities of foods, juices and oils. The higher the ORAC score, the more capable that particular food or oils is of destroying free radicals, thus regarding the aging process.  Blueberries rate 2,400 and Wolfberries 25,300. Clove essential oil rates 1,078,700. Yep, that is not a typo! Thieves essential oil blend contains Clove oil and Ningxia Red drink contains Wolfberries. Contact me to get your oils and Ningxia and start your new wellness journey.

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Why I Use Essential Oils

Essential Oils are a part of my every day life. I don't use them just because they smell good because some don't appeal to my sniffer. I use essential oils because of the "shift" I experience emotionally and spiritually when I simply inhale them. Clearly my body responds well. I am very cautious what I put in and on my body so I chose products that will work with my systems and not against them. Some of my favorites are Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Ravintsara, Eucalyptus Blue, Coriander to name a few. I also enjoy many of the blends such as Magnify Your Purpose, Sensation, Joy, Awaken and Envision. 

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Iodine

Iodine! Did you know that one tube of Ningxia Nitro contains 75 mcg of pure iodine?

Iodine is a mineral that is needed in the diet to ensure that the thyroid works properly.
Thyroid hormones play an important role in a wide range of bodily functions, including metabolism, bone health, immune response, and development of the central nervous system (CNS).

Iodine helps convert thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) to triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). This conversion is important for the thyroid to function properly.

An iodine imbalance can lead to an overactive or underactive thyroid.

Around 70 to 80 percent of iodine is found in the thyroid gland in the neck. The rest is in the blood, the muscles, the ovaries, and other parts of the body.
(Taken from Medical News Today)

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Cozy Up with Clove

Imagine this: You’re inside, it’s dark out, the fire is on, you have a cup of hot chocolate in your hand, a fuzzy blanket on your lap, and your Dewdrop Diffuser is diffusing a magical and cozy aroma with Clove essential oil. Sounds like a great way to unwind from your day, doesn’t it?

With its spicy, warm scent, Clove essential oil is the perfect companion for celebratory moments at holiday gatherings, and we want to help you enjoy this comforting aroma all season long. Read on for tips on how to make your holidays even more inviting and meaningful, including insightful facts and practical uses. With its unique scent, Clove essential oil has the power to set the perfect tone for any fall or winter day. It will instantly put you in the holiday spirit, ready to enjoy some hot apple cider.

The clove flower bud and plant stem are steam distilled to produce Clove essential oil.

Clove is a potent essential oil and is used often for topical application such as in massage oils and personal care products. We recommend adding a drop or two to your hand lotion to keep your skin moisturized during the drier winter months.

orange essential oilClove essential oil’s inviting aroma pairs amazingly with other oils such as Cinnamon Bark, Grapefruit, Orange, and Nutmeg.

It’s an important ingredient in Young Living’s Thieves®and ImmuPower™.

On days when your toes are cold and you can’t seem to shake the chill, draw up a warm bath and add a few drops of Clove for its soothing aroma.

Add 3–4 drops to water in a glass spray bottle and use it for a homemade air or linen freshener to ready your bedrooms for holiday guests.

V-6 Vegetable Oil ComplexCombine it with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and rub it into your neck and back for a rejuvenating massage and uplifting aroma.

Combine 2 drops of Clove with 6 drops of Orange and 4 drops of Cinnamon Bark in your diffuser* for a quiet night full of relaxation and gratitude.

Now you are ready to show off during the holiday season with your Clove expertise!

*Check your diffuser’s oil drop count recommendations and change as needed.

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Fall Calls for Panaway

By the time you've raked one pile... there's a thousand more leaves to be raked.

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What is Raven essential oil blend?

Raven essential oil is supportive year round, but especially in the fall and winter seasons. Raven is a “cleansing” oil blend and contains the essential oils: Ravintsara, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Lemon and Eucalyptus Radiata so you can imagine how great it smells. Ravintsara and R.C. essential oils also promote respiratory health and they all provide a comforting and cooling aroma when applied topically or diffused.


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Essential Oils in hospitals?

This photo says it all. Just hoping they are using 100% pure. There only has to be 5% pure essential oil for it to be labeled "pure". Young Living is the only company with the Seed to Seal promise. Once you experience the scent of a Young Living oil, you will know the difference.

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Dorado Azul

Dorado Azul essential oil has a unique, earthy scent and is from the mint family. It is also called Bush Mint.  Dorado Azul is exclusive to Young Living and Gary Young was the first to analyze the plant, which was thought to be a weed from the native people. It supports the respiratory system and normal hormone function.  You can also enjoy being outdoors and not be annoyed by bugs. It goes well with SclarEssence blend in the diffuser, especially if you are using it for hormone support.

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Protein Balls Recipes - a healthy fast food

No bake energy balls

Tangerine Burst Chocolate Energy Balls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 14

Ingredients

32 pitted dates

½ cup quick oats

¼ cup hemp seeds

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

¼ cup coconut flour

12 drops Tangerine Vitality™ essential oil

Instructions

Process dates in a food processor until they form a thick paste.

Mix in oats, hemp seeds, cocoa powder, coconut flour, and Tangerine Vitality essential oil. The mixture should form a firm dough.

Using a medium cookie dough scoop, roll dough into bite-sized balls.

Roll balls in cocoa.

Store in an airtight container.

Fruit’n’Oats Energy Balls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 14

Ingredients

32 apricots

1 cup wolfberries

½ cup oat flour

2 drops Grapefruit Vitality™ essential oil

¼ cup quick oats

Instructions

Process apricots in a food processor until they form a thick paste.

Chop wolfberries, add to the apricot mixture, and process.

Mix in oat flour, Grapefruit Vitality essential oil, and oats. The mixture should form a firm dough.

Using a medium cookie dough scoop, roll into bite-sized balls.

Store in an airtight container.

Lemon-Basil Energy Balls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 minute

Yield: 14

Ingredients

32 pitted dates

½ cup dried strawberries

2 tablespoons chia seeds

½ cup quick oats

1 drop Basil Vitality™ essential oil

4 drops Lemon Vitality™ essential oil

Instructions

Process dates and strawberries in a food processor until they form a thick paste.

Mix in chia seeds, oats, and Vitality oils. The mixture should form a firm dough.

Using a medium cookie dough scoop, roll into bite-sized balls.

Store in an airtight container.

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FLourless Banana Muffins

FLOURLESS MUFFINS

2 ripe bananas

1 cup of nut butter (I used 1/2 cup almond butter and 1/2 cup of cashew butter)

2 eggs

2 tbsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking soda

A pinch of salt

Optional items: If you want sweeter muffins, add 3 tbsp honey. I did not.

You can add a scoop of vanilla protein powder (I use Pure Protein Complete - Vanilla Spice by Young Living)

Put all in food processor until smooth and spoon into muffin cups. Bake on 400 for about 10 minutes.

You can put in chocolate chips, nuts or chia seeds. I used cocoa nibs, walnuts and 

chia seeds.

Serve warm with coconut oil on top. Makes about a dozen.

#glutenfree #bananamuffins #flourless #muffins #paleo #nibs #healthierchoices 

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Got pet odors?

Diffuse a few drops of Purification blend and your home will have a fresh scent without harmful chemicals. 

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What is Essential Rewards?

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Do You Feel Stuck?

Life moves pretty fast, but if you are like me, my goals and dreams often seem to be far away.  I want it all to happen right now and I don't always enjoy the journey.  Yes, it is a journey. There are many gifts and lessons along the way that are necessary to make us better and are preparation for promotion.  So where is your focus today? Is it on tomorrow or next year?  Write down those glorious dreams, but don't obsess.  Take a hold of today and how you can make it great. 

Diffuse or apply Present Time essential oil blend (Neroli, Spruce & Ylang Ylang) to your VitaFlex points and stay on track.

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Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, and Grapefruit oils: a complimentary trio

I love what essential oils do but I don't like how all of them smell. Patchouli and Ylang Ylang are an important part of my collection but I am not crazy about their scent. I like to experiment and create my own blends. Today I put Patchouli, Ylang Ylang and Grapefruit essential oils in my diffuser.  What a lovely aroma!!

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For the Furry Friends

My pets are my family too so I don’t use products on them I wouldn’t use on myself.Young Living’s Animal Scents® Ointment is a protective, soothing salve designed specifically for external use on animals. The gentle and safe formula is enhanced with pure Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) and Myrrh, two of nature’s most powerful essential oils. It works well for humans too.

A portion of all proceeds from Animal Scents products goes to support Vital Ground, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the habitat of grizzly bears and other wide-roaming wildlife.

Also, here is a dog shampoo recipe from Abundant Health for those who like to create their own products.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. Castile Soap
  • 1/4 tsp. Vitamin E oil
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop melaleuca essential oil
  • 1 drop lemongrass essential oil
  • 1 drop cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
  • 8 oz Plastic Bottle with disc-top cap

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in an 8 oz. Plastic Bottle.

Note: The mixture is watery but works great for keeping your dog smelling great. It can be a support to your dog’s fur and skin.

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Cypress essential oil

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) is especially comforting during the winter season. Its fresh, herbaceous, slightly evergreen aroma is refreshing and restores feelings of security and stability. Cypress is also beneficial for oily or troubled skin. It teams well in the diffuser with one of Young Living's citrus oils. Tangerine is one of my favorites.

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Diffusing Basil & Idaho Balsam Fir

What's in your diffuser? I have Basil & Idaho Balsam Fir. Basil is invigorating, balancing and calming. Idaho Balsam Fir is grounding, relaxing and calming. Balsam Fir is grown at Young Living's Highland Flats Farm in Idaho. Together, these two make a dynamic duo in the diffuser.

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Delicious Soup that Supports the Immune System

I wanted to make a soup with spaghetti squash and include at least one essential oil. I found this recipe:  Lemongrass Shrimp Soup with Spaghetti Squash

bonappetit.com/recipe/lemongrass-shrimp-soup-spaghetti-squash

I used olive oil, instead of vegetable oil and half chicken broth and half vegetable broth. I put my spaghetti squash on the side as well as angel pasta because some of my family members don't like squash. I added 2 drops of Young Living Lemongrass essential oil, in addition to the fresh Lemongrass (from my own plant!) that the recipe calls for.  The squeeze of lime adds freshness. Next time I am going to add a drop of Lime essential oil as well!

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Diffusing Autumn Scents

Try this Autumn combo in your diffuser. If you don't have all of the oils, use what you have and enjoy!

4 drops Orange essential oil

2 drops Lemon essential oil

1 drop Cinnamon Bark essential oil

1 drop Clove

1 drop Nutmeg

You can also put these oils on a cloth and use in the dryer to create a chemical free dryer sheet.

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Cooking with Essential Oils: No Ordinary Sandwich

I had a unique sandwich at Pezzenttino Italian Deli & Market in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City last week. The Rosemary Potato, Braised Leeks, Mushrooms & Gorgonzola Piadine was one of the tastiest creations I have ever eaten. I am not vegetarian but I try to limit my meat consumption. I wanted to recreate something simlliar at home but I didn't have fresh rosemary so I boiled my sliced potatos and finished them on the grill. I mixed some olive oil with a drop of rosemary essential oil (I only use Young Living) with salt and pepper and brushed on the potatoes before and after they were grilled. I also grilled pita bread with the same olive oil mix. I washed some romaine letter and brushed with a mix of olive oil and one drop of tangerine and lemon essential oils. I also grilled the lettuce for a few minutes. I assembled my sandwiches on the grilled pita with the rosemary potatos, grilled lettuce, tomatoes and munster cheese (that's the only type of cheese I had and it worked well with this sandwich). This was different than the piadine I had at Pezzentino's but it was delicious.

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Cooking with Essential Oils

As an essential oils enthusiast, I use my oils whenever I can, especially in my meals to enhance the flavor. Oils are uplifting to me and since cooking is one of my favorite things, the combination is amazing.  I prepared a sauce with ricotta cheese, pesto, a few red pepper flakes, fresh cilantro and one drop of Young Living Lemon essential oil and tossed it with pasta with a side of zucchini sauteed in olive oil and shallots.  So easy, healthy and delicious.  I normally use brown rice pasta to make my dishes even healthier. The lemon oil added a pep in my step for sure!

 

 

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