Is health truly expensive??

Sharing some wisdom from the great guys at Oily App today.

Health is simple…it isn’t always easy, but it’s simple. It’s a choice…every day, every meal, every product, every shopping trip.
Your body already wants to function properly. Are you helping or hindering it?

Get this…you’re more likely to be contaminated inside your home than outside of it! Stay with me here...

Have you heard of the 1976 Toxic Controlled Substances Act? No? Let me ask you this:  How many members of our federal government or members of congress do you think have studied chemicals and toxins?? 
This act did a few things. 
  1. If a toxic chemical was already being used, it was allowed in without rigorous safety testing – they were grandfathered in, no matter how good or harmful they might be. 
  2. The animal testing criteria was if half of the animals did not die when creating/using/testing the product, the chemical could be put in products you put in your mouth, use in your house, on your children, etc. It’s a little strange…not really a responsible baseline and we have no idea what they were thinking but…
  3. That other “f” word - fragrance - it’s the junk drawer for chemicals and toxins. If you see that F word anywhere – remember that it is a code word that means it is a patented chemical concoction of stuff and they don’t have to tell you what it is because it’s a trade secret. 
Greenwashing is tricky savvy marketing. The personal care industry is estimated to be a hundreds of billion dollar (650+) industry within the next few years and huge percentage of that is estimated to be “green”.  I was a Mrs. Meyers user until I learned that it is owned by a big company, is not organic, is marketed as healthy…but it is not…
Sadly, you have to research and be your own best advocate for you and your family. But that’s what I’m here to help with. It is so important that you know the source of your favorite products and that you can thoroughly trust them to have your best interest first. Product and people over profit is hard to find these days.
Let’s talk about areas you are likely to find toxins in your house right now… 

*1.  Personal care – Hair, skin, lotion, deodorant, wrinkle cream, toothpaste, shampoo, hairspray…generally stuff you use daily to help you look better, feel clean, smell good…it’s not just the ladies! Aftershave, shaving cream, deodorant, beard oil for the guys... Most of that stuff has warning labels. Do you read them?  Toothpaste – harmful if swallowed - it’s in your mouth – even adults swallow some. Not to mention, fluoride is a well-known neurotoxin and several studies have shown that children exposed to it had a lower IQ and suffered impairment in neurological development…
Remember half the animals had to not die….anything that goes on your skin goes into your body. Your skin is your biggest organ, but it is full of holes. Skin is porous. If it goes on, it goes in – you put something on your skin, 20-30 seconds later it is in your body...doesn't matter if the substance is harmful or good for you. It works the same way.

*2. Vitamins and supplements. Several years ago ingredients in big box retailers products were studied and it was found that some products had unrecognizable DNA in it…that’s code for trash. Spam and  bologna…are just a conglomeration of things…you ate it, caused you to poop, went right through you…same with Flintstones kids vitamins - just candy colors and sugar…Centrum vitamins have been found in septic systems completely whole...

Profit first is the cheapest way possible to produce products. Nutrition shakes,  Ensure - we give these to people who are sick, but there is more sugar in those than in  many candy bars, just empty dead calories we think are healthy. But remember, just because a product is in the store or says it is healthy, doesn’t mean it really is. 

*3. Household cleaning supplies. Household products are loaded with fragrances. Febreeze was designed to get rid of pet odors, but no one wanted it when it was first tested because…it had no smell, so they added the scent to drive the smell up. If it smells clean, it is clean right?? No! Remember the toxins thanks to the Toxic Substances Control Act, fragrance, and half animals not dying… 

*4. Scents and smells – candles, air fresheners, crazy sprays and aerosols, plug ins, burners, smells meant to make you happy or feel a certain way…are full of toxic chemicals, but also be careful of fake essential oils.  Yup, synthetics can be  labeled as essential oils. Nothing says the oil has to be pure from nature…it can be purely synthetic, too. You get what pay for…and all oils not created equal…

If you think health is expensive, take a look at cost of not being healthy…You can pay some now or whole lot later. Tell me, is it cheaper to change oil in your car now than to not change the oil and then end up replacing the motor when it blows up?

We spend money on candles, products to clean our house, on vitamins, supplements, toothpaste, shampoo, 15 cleaning cocktails, make up, and more…The cost of change is simply the hassle of making the change itself. 
Here’s the deal with ditch and switch, YL has 600 plus products…CBD, cleaning products, supplements, personal care, insect repellent, pancake mix,  snack bars, baby products, pet products and so much more.  Simply take the money you are spending in the big box stores and spend it on healthy alternatives instead, from  your very own online store!  No need to find new money! You just don’t buy any more dryer sheets…use dryer balls instead...those dryer sheets are toxin when they are heated. Thieves laundry detergent is so concentrated it lasts a super long time. That Thieves cleaner is just .69 a bottle once you break down the cost and just one bottle of oil will last so much longer than that candle and will support your body’s health instead of destroying it. What about bath bombs or shower steamers?  Simply put oil on washcloth, rub on floor of shower for relaxing spa shower or put some oil in Epsom salt and put in your bath! 
Health is not easy, it requires discipline,  but it’s simple. You can change the health and wellness of your family by just making one decision at a time, even if they are small decisions. They say  the only way to eat an elephant is in small bites...Lock arms with me and my community and together we can bring tremendous change and blessing in your family and those you love. That’s what I’m here for.
Ready to take the step? 
Share three areas in your health or lifestyle that you would like to change and let’s work together and start making those small changes. 

Winter Self-Care DIYS


How about a few WINTER WELLNESS + SELFCARE DIYS? If you are like me, you could definitely use a little slowing down, and a whole lotta TLC right now...

Winter Wellness Oral Spray 
This little bottle will be your winter companion! Applying oils topically and diffusing are both great health habits, but there is even more benefit to using oils as dietary supplements. Try out this Winter Wellness Oral Spray to give your immune system a little TLC! 
  • 10mL glass spray bottle 
  • 1 drop each Longevity Vitality, Thieves Vitality, Frankincense Vitality
  • 2 drops Orange Vitality, Lemon Vitality
  • Splash Thieves Mouthwash, optional
  • Filtered water
  • Add all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake well. Spritz into your mouth daily or as desired! 
Raindrop Oral Spray 
Sometimes our defenses need a little extra boost, and this combination of oils is our go-to when we need something a little ‘more.' The Raindrop Massage Technique is a powerful health tool, so we're using that same combination of oils on, around, and in our bodies when we need it! 
  • 10mL glass spray bottle 
  • 1 drop each Oregano Vitality, Thyme Vitality, Peppermint Vitality, 
  • 2 drops each Lemon Vitality, Orange Vitality 
  • Splash Olive Oil
  • Filtered Water
  • Add all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake well. Spritz into your mouth daily or as desired! Note: this one may tingle a bit! 
Raindrop Detox Bath Again, with this powerhouse blend of oils! This is a great practice when defenses start to go down or whenever you need a boost. Feel free to also reach out to set up your very own Raindrop session! You won't regret it.
  • 1 cup magnesium flakes 
  • 3 drops each Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Marjoram, Cypress, Lavender
  • 2 drops Peppermint, Wintergreen, Aroma Siez
  • Add oils and magnesium together in a glass jar and mix. Place the jar under hot, running water to diffuse out into bath water. Soak as long as possible! 

New Year's Perfume Spritz 
Enter the new year with a cozy, refreshed personal scent! 
  • 10mL glass spray bottle 
  • 20 drops each Kidpower & Spearmint
  • 5 drops Vanilla
  • 2 drops Wintergreen
  • Fill with Witch Hazel
  • Add all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake well. Spritz onto wrists and neck before heading out the door!
Winter Nights Shower Scrub 
This simple DIY leaves your skin silky smooth and its incredible winter scent is perfect for the winter days. Follow with the DIY Body Butter for smooth, happy winter skin!
  • 1/4 cup organic fractionated coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 15 drops Winter Nights essential oil blend
  • 10 drops Vanilla oleoresin
  • Mix Winter Nights & Vanilla with fractionated coconut oil in a glass container, then add organic cane sugar to the bowl and stir until combined. To use, massage into skin in a circular motion and rinse well. After exfoliating, moisturize with Young Living's Winter Nights Hand and Body Lotion or DIY Body Butter. 
Present Time Body Butter 
Take care of your winter skin with this simple, customizable DIY Body Butter. Wait til you try mixing floral oils with spruce and tangerine...
  • 8-12 ounce glass container glass container 
  • 1/2 cup solid refined, organic coconut oil 
  • 1/2 cup organic mango butter (or a mix of shea butter and mango butter)
  • 1/2 cup organic jojoba oil 
  • 5 drops Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil
  • 10 drops Neroli or Geranium essential oil
  • 15 drops Tangerine essential oil
  • Place coconut oil and shea butter in a bowl and whip with a handheld or stand mixer until fluffy and smooth. Slowly add in the jojoba oil, then the essential oils, mixing as you add. Whip for about five minutes or so. The longer you mix, the fluffier it will become!
TLC also includes community. Mark those brand new calendars or planners now for the second Sunday of every month at 2pm to join us here at my house for Sunday Fun Day! We kicked it off last weekend and dove into the Healing Oils of the Bible. Everyone had a blast and is looking forward to our next gathering! You can't be fully well without a community you do life with. Even if it isn't this community, find a group that fits you, and make some new connections. You will be healthier for it.