I have sons. 3 sons. I don't get girly Time or a girly fix very often. So it's a rare Blessing for me get Girl time! My friend Kathleen needed me to borrow her girls while she went to teacher training at her new gig at the girls' school. We painted our nails. We watched movies. I still had Jacob but he was so content to have the girls around, the girls were much more mellow. I created a facial wash for Emily, who in her early hormone state, needed a good face wash. So I put a Tablespoon of YL Orange Blossom Face Wash in a small foaming pump bottle and filled the rest with water. So now Emily had a great face wash, and I gave her a bottle of Tea Tree which I've used as a spot treatment. Sarah was given her nail polish to take home. But for Kristin, I didn't know what to do. She didn't quite have the hormone issues that Em had, nor did she want her nails done with anything but clear. But she's a Girly Girl like me. So I decided to make her something. We decided to make a perfume. I have some small 5 mL rollon bottles. So I took her in to look at my stash of oils, and pick something sweet, and we'd make a perfume. She picked 3 scents she liked, and we put them together with a carrier of sunflower oil. It was Awesome!
We ended up using:
10 drops of Joy
10 drops of Jade Lemon
5 drops of Coriander
I love how it turned out. The Kristin is a wonderfully refreshing sweet perfume of a blend. That kid is a genius!
I have a friend with cats, who blew through her Lemon and Purification in her starter kit. I was looking for something that may help continue to deodorize her home. I came across this recipe in my EOPR section on Diffusing. And I LOVE it! I happily diffused some myself, and then made her a sample and sent it off yesterday!
We've had a ton of rain the last few weeks, especially in the last few days.
My poor dog has been very upset. Princess gets upset when it storms. We use Lavender and Peace & Calming in the diffuser for her. But this past month, in my ER, I bought her some T-Away. It was described to me as being Valor AND Peace & Calming for dogs. Not surprising, it has All the Ingredients of Valor II and Peace and Calming, for a fraction of the price! It's even prediluted with fractionated coconut oil so that it won't bother her skin. And it has Tangerine, Lavender, Royal Hawaiian Sandlewood, German Chamomile, Frankincense, Valerian, Ylang Ylang, Black Spruce, Geranium, Davana, Orange, Angelica, Rue, Helichrysum, Hyssop, Spanish Sage, Lime, Patchouli, Coriander, Blue Tansy, Bergamot, Rose, Lemon, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, and Palmarosa.
We opted to give T-Away a Try.
The first time I broke it out was when she woke me in the middle of the night last weekend, panting and licking her chops, she was nervous. At 3 am! I put a drop between her shoulder blades, and she was snoring by 4 am. Mommy needed a little something more to get back to sleep. The next evening we were slammed with more thunderstorms, so before I even went to bed, I loaded her up, one drop on my hand massaged behind her ears and wiped down her sides. Within minutes, before I even finished writing about it on FB, she got up off the couch and put herself to bed! Storms be darned!
This is a dog who approves of T-Away!
But it hasn't stopped raining. My floor is covered in muddy footprints. My backyard is a swamp.
I couldn't take any more. I had to resort to making my own Sunshine with my Essential Oils.
Today, I have a Guest Poster, my friend Taylor McKinley who is a Young Living Silver. We met last year at Convention. I didn't know her Story, but when I read this, I had to Share.
By Taylor McKinley
My personality leans to the all or nothing type. When we started changing things and I had so much truth poured into me about TRUE health and wellness (not the whole mask a symptom thing I tried to do for over 8 years) I found so much FREEDOM. It was a new hope that I had been blind to.
We have experienced the other side of a chemically overloaded lifestyle in something as catastrophic as cancer so to say there was a little passion behind our changes is an understatement. But I also experienced the results of a chemically overloaded lifestyle in other ways too. I used to get migraines, have a weakened immune system, live in chronic anxiety, struggle with fatigue, have all over the place hormones, struggle so much worse with acne, have little to no energy, and didn't know how much I was struggling to get good sleep.
I love that our lifestyle has completely changed. What we eat and drink, the makeup that I use, the way we filter our water, what I use to wash my face, the cleaning products under our counter. The list goes on and on.
Just think for a second with me through the thought process my friend, Lauren, helped me think through when we started making some changes. What if it's true? What if we get headaches from using toxic chemicals in shampoos, air fresheners and perfumes? What if our kids get sick all the time because they have weakened immune systems from the chemicals we use to clean our houses, the hand sanitizer at school, or the food that they eat? What if we have rampant feritility problems in our country because of the overuse of over-the-counter/prescription drugs, the dangerous ingredients in makeup, or the toxins in our favorite lotions? That we suffer from depression and anxiety because our bodies are so overloaded with toxins that simply need to be cleaned out?
We didn't just change things because it was the new cool thing to do. We didn't have this desire to be the "crunchy" ones of the group. It honestly felt really lonely at the time. But I was willing to do the research and make simple changes for my family to experience radical results. After we experienced the results for ourselves (which started happening after ONLY one week), I knew I wanted to create a community of other women making these same changes. I wanted to create an environment for them to be encouraged instead of alone.
When I quit my job and nursing school, I didn't know what that meant for my life. The identity that I had placed in my future career was gone. I didn't know what was next. All I knew is that He said, "walk with me." I don't know about you, but for me that walking looked a whole lot different than the standard go into debt, get a degree, work 40 hours a week, for 40 years, and live on 40 percent of what I struggled to live on in the first place. Many people didn't understand why I said no to Corporate America or the standard J.O.B. Many still don't and that is totally fine.
But in March, our Young Living team reached a HUGE milestone. Our team has now helped just shy of 200 families and we are projecting that to double in the next few months. That means 200 families making the changes, being empowered, and experiencing results. Our team is now considered a SILVER team which is a title only 0.3% of our company reaches. It means people are grasping the vision of changing other people's lives in wellness, purpose, and abundance. It means I have career that compliments my passion.
Check out these great graphics from our team that includes all the great goodies that you can receive in the Premium Starter Kit.
There are at least three great suggestions for each of the 11 oils you can get for the bargain price of $160. How much do you pay to go to the doctor once? How much is your copay to even speak to them? If you could bring relief to just one of their issues, what would you pay? If you could improve your life, or the life of someone you love, what would you pay? How much is an investment in the health of your loved ones worth?
I hosted a Make-n-Take Class this weekend. And I made this Roll-on Recipe to combat all the winter dreary feelings. I miss seeing the sun this time of year. So why not put our own sunshine in a bottle?! I received this recipe from my upline Leader Val. I made one for myself, and I LOVE it!