Posts Tagged ‘Young Living Essential Oils’

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In my continuing efforts to rid all of the chemical-filled, toxic junk out of my home, I have begun incorporating natural products into as many aspects of my family’s life as possible.

I’ve done well with cleaning up our eating habits, and even completely transformed our medicine cabinet. Now I’ve begun replacing our household cleaning products with items that are natural, are non-toxic, smell amazing, and are 100% safe for my 3-year-old to help me clean with (yay for finally getting some help!!).

Said 3-year-old is often guilty of sneaking some stickers away and mysteriously finding surfaces to stick ’em on that WILL NOT let go of them, no matter how much I pull and scrape to get them off. In the past I’ve used commercial products to remove them and, although the sticker did indeed come off, my furniture ended up being damaged in the process.

Not willing to create ANYmore ugly marks on my wood furniture, I decided to try Lemon essential oil from Young Living, and it is a Godsend…which I knew because of all of the ways I already used it…but THIS was different. My favorite part is that my total cost was $.04 to remove two stickers. That 4 cents possibly saved me:

  • The cost of repairing/refinishing damage done to my table caused by harsh chemicals of commercial products
  • The cost of replacing the table if the damage is beyond repair
  • The cost of buying a candle or knick knack to cover said damaged spots (ok…so I might have done this on occasion)
  • The headache of dealing with damaged stuff just because I wanted to get a Sesame Street sticker off of my coffee table!!

Here is step-by-step how I removed this sticker (to give you an idea of how well-stuck it was—it had been there for 2 years, during which time I have scraped & pulled at it periodically…then finally given up and accepted that it would be there permanently):

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Remove the top from the Lemon essential oil bottle, place my finger directly on the opening, turn the bottle over with my finger still covering the opening…this applies the equivalent of one drop of oil onto my finger. Note: you can alternatively drop 1 drop directly onto the sticker; however, my Lemon oil tends to flow very freely out of the bottle, and I knew I only needed a little bit.

Next: Rub the oil directly onto the sticker with your finger until the sticker is saturated with the oil (takes just a couple of seconds).

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Then: Rub the sticker with a paper towel or other soft cloth (i.e. microfiber, etc.). You may have to rub a little harder in some areas depending how stuck the sticker is.

There was still some sticky stuff remaining after this (but the sticker itself was gone), so I took the same finger I’d initially rubbed onto the sticker and rubbed the remainder of the oil onto the sticky stuff (should be just a teeny bit of oil left on your finger to do this). Then I rubbed it again with the paper towel.

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Ta-Da!!! It was totally gone! For the sake of visuals, in the photos I purposely left the knicks in the table so that you can see where the sticker used to be (if it weren’t for those dang marks on the table I’d never have a clue where the sticker even was).

Young Living’s Lemon essential oil is SO versatile (this is one of the oils that gets used EVERY.SINGLE.DAY in my home)…what’s your favorite way to use it?


Simply Savvy Blog_Jessica

Jessica D. Williams of Rock Hill, SC has experience in banking, the mortgage industry and tax consultation.  She is the Owner of Jessica DeVinney Photography and enjoys serving the Greater Charlotte, NC area—with specializations in Senior, Family, and Wedding Photography.

 

Simply Savvy Blog_Young Living Essential Oils Eyelash Growth

Somewhere between years of eyelash curling, eyelash treatments, and wearing fake eyelashes, my natural lashes began thinning and falling out easier (even while simply washing off my makeup at night).

A few years ago I finally began researching some products promising to condition and grow long, healthy lashes. Many were met with mixed reviews, but I bit the bullet and tried some.

Although I did sporadically see minor improvement, I still experienced the most common side effects with each product (i.e. eye irritation, darkening around the eyes, etc.). And in each case, as soon as I stopped using the product, my lashes went right back to their brittle and falling-out state. Not to mention I was spending entirely too much money trying out all of these different products.

I soon realized that the end definitely did not justify the means and simply gave up. A friend introduced me to Young Living Essential Oils a few months ago, and I immediately fell in love with them. After I made over my medicine cabinet, I began attempting to incorporate these pure oils into the MOST everyday aspects of my family’s life, not just turning to them when we wanted to treat an ailment.

So I did some reading regarding hair conditioning and strengthening using the oils, and have decided to use the oily method to finally get the healthy, full lashes I’ve tried to grow for so long!

Here’s the Eyelash/Eyebrow Conditioning & Enhancing recipe I’ll be using:

Drop 1 drop each of Lavender and Cedarwood essential oils into a new tube of mascara. Apply daily as usual.

Here’s hoping those spidery, Kardashian-esque lashes are just a couple tubes away 🙂

How using essential oils will save you money:

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1 drop of Lavender essential oil = $.09 (calculating 250 drops per 15ml bottle)

1 drop of Cedarwood essential oil = $.04 (calculating 250 drops per 15ml bottle)

1 new Cover Girl Professional Natural Lash Mascara = $1.87 on clearance

Total cost = $2!

Compare that to the average cost of prescription eyelash treatment ($100+), and the average cost of some of the non-prescription eyelash growth products I’ve tried, which was between $20-$40.

To order your Premium Starter Kit from Young Living, just follow these simple steps:

1. Head on over to the sign-up page.

2. Select Sign up as: “Wholesale Member” (this will get you 24% off forever & always!)

3. It should be done for you, but just to be safe, make sure that my member number is both the Sponsor ID & Enroller ID: 2187729

4. Fill out your name, billing & shipping address, SSN, and contact info. (Your SSN will never be used unless you make over $600/year selling Young Living products, in which case they’d send you a 1099 as required by law at the end of the year. And never fear! If you don’t decide to pursue the business end of YL, it will never ever be used.)

5. Read and Check the Terms & Conditions

6. Create a username, password and pin. Write these down so you can quickly & easily access the site again! 🙂

7. The fun part! Select your Premium Starter Kit! I recommend the Aroma diffuser for its farther reach, handy timer, and, well, pretty look. It is only $10 more than the standard Premium Starter Kit.

8. I recommend clicking “No, thank you.” for Step 3. No need to sign up for Essential Rewards at this point!

9. Enter your payment info.

10. CHECK OUT! Be sure you get all the way to the confirmation page.

 

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, and am in no way recommending the use of essential oils in place of any medication prescribed to you by your medical doctor. I am merely sharing my enthusiasm for Young Living Essential Oils, and sharing my and my family’s experiences with using them in our daily lives.


Simply Savvy Blog_Jessica

Jessica D. Williams of Rock Hill, SC has experience in banking, the mortgage industry and tax consultation.  She is the Owner of Jessica DeVinney Photography and enjoys serving the Greater Charlotte, NC area—with specializations in Senior, Family, and Wedding Photography.

 

 

Simply Savvy Blog | Young Living | headache eraser

Sinuses, allergies, lack of sleep, dehydration, the holidays, family visits, school functions, writing content for 4 blogs, re-developing a website, the seemingly endless to-do lists….basically ANYthing I do can, and DOES, result in some type of headache…often.

No matter what the cause, having any kind of headache instantly throws a major curveball in my day (or several days sometimes), and I am NOT a fan of taking any type of medication with regularity for plenty of reasons (side effects, building a tolerance, chemicals, establishing a dependence…just to name a few).

My determination to find a healthy, natural remedy for these headaches (aside from reducing stress) led me to trying a range of essential oils. I had been using essential oils for years for various “home remedy” types of things; however, I was totally oblivious to the idea of creating recipes by using a combination of essential oils.

I, very wisely, purchased a Premium Starter Kit from Young Living Essential Oils and immediately set out to find the perfect headache recipe for me…well, it didn’t take long at all (thankfully!).

Headache Eraser Roll-on

What you’ll need: 1 empty (and clean) roll-on container, Peppermint essential oil, Frankincense essential oil, Lavender essential oil and a carrier oil, which is needed for dilution…I used sweet almond oil.

How to make it: Combine 20 drops of Peppermint, 20 drops of Frankincense, and 10 drops of Lavender essential oils directly into the roll-on bottle, then fill the remainder of the bottle with the carrier oil you choose. Shake well to blend.

How to use it: Roll directly onto the location(s) of the headache.

This eraser has not failed me yet! I have used it 10+ times over the past few months and my headaches have consistently subsided within just a few moments…and totally GONE within minutes.

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I use sweet almond oil frequently to dilute essential oils that I plan to apply topically. I get mine here (paid link).

Roll-ons allow me to take, and use, my essential oil recipes anywhere I go. I have had consistent success with these (paid link).

To order your Premium Starter Kit from Young Living, just follow these simple steps:

1. Head on over to the sign-up page.

2. Select Sign up as: “Wholesale Member” (this will get you 24% off forever & always!)

3. It should be done for you, but just to be safe, make sure that my member number is both the Sponsor ID & Enroller ID: 2187729

4. Fill out your name, billing & shipping address, SSN, and contact info. (Your SSN will never be used unless you make over $600/year selling Young Living products, in which case they’d send you a 1099 as required by law at the end of the year. And never fear! If you don’t decide to pursue the business end of YL, it will never ever be used.)

5. Read and Check the Terms & Conditions

6. Create a username, password and pin. Write these down so you can quickly & easily access the site again! 🙂

7. The fun part! Select your Premium Starter Kit! I recommend the Aroma diffuser for its farther reach, handy timer, and, well, pretty look. It is only $10 more than the standard Premium Starter Kit.

8. I recommend clicking “No, thank you.” for Step 3. No need to sign up for Essential Rewards at this point!

9. Enter your payment info.

10. CHECK OUT! Be sure you get all the way to the confirmation page.

 

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, and am in no way recommending the use of essential oils in place of any medication prescribed to you by your medical doctor. I am merely sharing my enthusiasm for Young Living Essential Oils, and sharing my and my family’s experiences with using them in our daily lives.


Simply Savvy Blog_Jessica

Jessica D. Williams of Rock Hill, SC has experience in banking, the mortgage industry and tax consultation.  She is the Owner of Jessica DeVinney Photography and enjoys serving the Greater Charlotte, NC area—with specializations in Senior, Family, and Wedding Photography.

 

Pain Cream Recipe Using Young Living Essential Oils

As unfortunate as it is, I have recently realized that I am indeed getting older (boo!) and am experiencing more and more general aches and pains.

I, quite often, have mid-back pain (I’d love to think it’s just from sleeping on a bad mattress, haha) that I have simply been tolerating because I can’t stand the thought of taking pain medication on a regular basis. I had tried several topical creams to relieve it, but they were comprised of nothing but chemicals I couldn’t pronounce, and realized that I had NO CLUE about what exactly it was I was putting onto my body.

After doing some research, I found that there were quite a few homemade pain creams out there that were made up of totally natural ingredients. I read through, what seemed like, hundreds of reviews and testimonials of these products improving the pain and general health of many people.

So I decided to give it a chance, and ordered the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living Essential Oils, and the day I received it was the day my family’s physical, mental and spiritual health began improving….sounds a little dramatic, but that is the TRUTH.

One of the first things I made was the pain cream I’d read so much about. I whipped it up and had my husband apply it to my back, and within minutes the pain in my back and across my shoulders was totally GONE! And not to mention, I smelled amazing.

Here’s the recipe I used:

3/4 c organic, unrefined coconut oil (paid link)

10 drops each of PanAway, Valor and Peppermint

I heated the coconut oil in a glass bowl in the microwave (didn’t take long since it liquefies at 75 degrees). Removed the bowl from the microwave, added the oils, stirred very well (some even whip it together using a hand mixer when the coconut oil is a little more hardened), then poured the mixture into a glass jar (which was an empty coconut oil jar).

NOTE: to make the recipe a little more concentrated, use 2 Tablespoons coconut oil as opposed to 3/4 c.

This pain cream works well on muscle soreness from exercise as well.

For ordering information click here.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, and am in no way recommending the use of essential oils in place of any medication prescribed to you by your medical doctor. I am merely sharing my enthusiasm for Young Living Essential Oils, and sharing my and my family’s experiences with using them in our daily lives.


Simply Savvy Blog_Jessica

Jessica D. Williams of Rock Hill, SC has experience in banking, the mortgage industry and tax consultation.  She is the Owner of Jessica DeVinney Photography and enjoys serving the Greater Charlotte, NC area—with specializations in Senior, Family, and Wedding Photography.