Let's talk detox baths...and a 14 day reset

Detox baths can be an incredible way to help your body through acute needs, help with skin issues, or help you and your family get back above the wellness line as soon as possible!
A perfect tool when you or someone in your family is feeling your defenses are going down...or they have already been breached, or are fighting an acute skincare or muscle need. Give your body comfort, support and a little TLC.

The combination of essential oils, baking soda, Epsom salts or magnesium flakes combined in hot water can help flush impurities from your body, helping you process and detox from those invaders, environmental exposures and more. So simple, too. Simply use very warm water, sit for 40-60 minutes, and ideally, sweat during that time. ;

This is a super easy way to use essential oils and also help give your body some magnesium! Magnesium flakes are less processed so those are a great choice,, but epsom salts will work as well.
* 1 cup magnesium flakes (https://amzn.to/3mzayHm)
* ½ cup high quality baking soda (https://amzn.to/499g4Hk) (optional)
* 20-40 drops essential oils of choice 
* Simply add oils to magnesium and mix well. 
* To use, run hot water into the container of salts and let it overflow into the tub!
When adding essential oils to detox baths, you can use your own judgment on the number of drops, but remember that you are using this for an acute need (versus a relaxing soak!). Because of that you want to use enough oil to give your immune, respiratory, or other body system the boost that it needs. For most detox baths, we use around 30 drops of essential oil. When you are making detox baths for your little ones,  usually use about 20 drops of essential oil will suffice. 
The goal with a detox bath is to sit in the bath with the water as hot/warm as comfortably possible. Ideally you are sweating as you soak so that your body is processing (detoxing!) the invaders! You want to sit in the bath for 40 minutes or so, up to an hour. The first 20 minutes will give your body time to remove toxins from your system while the last 20 to 40 minutes will allow you to absorb the minerals in the water and help you emerge from the bath feeling rejuvenated.
Some favorite oils for detox baths include:
* Cypress, Idaho Blue Spruce, Frankincense, Copaiba
* Dorado Azul, Ravintsara, Eucalyptus
* Cilantro Vitality, Lemon, Oregano
* Purification, Thieves, Aroma Siez

Here is a recipe you will swear by for acute immune needs! If you don't have all these oils, use what you have on hand. Feel free to play with the number of drops for a recipe that is exactly what you want! Also,  use tepid water in the presence of a fever for even more comfort.
* 1 cup magnesium flakes (https://amzn.to/3mzayHm)
* ½ cup high quality baking soda (https://amzn.to/499g4Hk) (optional)
* 15 drops Ravintsara
* 6 drops Frankincense
* 6 drops Idaho Blue Spruce
* 3 drops Dorado Azul
* 2 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
* 1 drop Wintergreen
* Add oils to Epsom salt and mix well, then run hot water into the jar of salts/oils and overflow into the tub to mix! 

This curated set of essential oils is a powerful tool for promoting health, wellness and vitality – both proactively and for acute needs since the oils included can be incredible tools for healing! We love using these oils in rollers, massages, and in detox baths.
* 1 cup magnesium flakes (https://amzn.to/3mzayHm)
* ½  cup high quality baking soda (https://amzn.to/499g4Hk) (optional)
* 3-5 drops each Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Peppermint, Valor and Aroma Siez essential oils

If you lived through 2020, then you know that Pine, Geranium, and Lemon are huge players in our arsenal for ‘that which shall not be named.' Grab this recipe to help provide comfort and support for your immune system!
* 1 cup magnesium flakes (https://amzn.to/3mzayHm)
* ½ cup high quality baking soda (https://amzn.to/499g4Hk) (optional)
* 10 drops each Lemon, Geranium
* 15-20 drops Pine

This is a great winter time go-to. Adding oatmeal to the bath is helpful for more acute skin needs, especially for children. Think conventional oat baths but without the fragrance!
* 1 cup organic oats, ground (https://amzn.to/3esZqHN
* ¼ cup organic powdered milk (https://amzn.to/3Hjburg) (or coconut milk) (https://amzn.to/3qvRIlI) (or goat milk) (https://amzn.to/3Jmacxz)
* 1 Tbsp liquid castile soap (https://amzn.to/3pERPMR)
* 2 tsp Vitamin E oil (https://amzn.to/3pvSfEX)
* 10-15 drops Frankincense
* 5 drops Lavender
* 5 drops Helichrysum

This one is incredible for both the skin and for joints! An ACV soak with magnesium is a great way to support active lifestyles.
* ¼ cup ¼ cup magnesium flakes (https://amzn.to/3mzayHm)
* ¼ cup organic oats (https://amzn.to/3pkykIJ), ground
* 2 Tbsp sweet almond oil (https://amzn.to/3pkik9w)
* 10 drops each Cypress, Idaho Blue Spruce, Lavender
* ¼ cup raw organic apple cider vinegar (https://amzn.to/3IuFp10)
* Mix together and add to bath water. Then add ACV to the water and gently mix.

This is a great recipe to tweak for your little ones! You can alter the oils as needed for specific issues, or you can add even less oils for younger children. If your child has trouble staying in the bath, consider reading to them or playing music while they soak!
* 1 cup magnesium flakes (https://amzn.to/3mzayHm)
* ½ cup high quality baking soda (https://amzn.to/499g4Hk) (optional)
* 15 drops Frankincense
* 5 drops Lavender
* 5 drops Oregano
* Simply add oils to magnesium and mix well. 
* To use, run hot water into the container of salts and let it overflow into the tub!

Detox baths are a really wonderful tool to have in your toolbox and can benefit every need that you have. Use the basic recipe above and customize it based on your specific issue at hand:
* Muscle love → Cypress, Idaho Blue Spruce, Oregano, Aroma Siez
* Aches away → Peppermint, Lavender, Clove, Cypress
* Immune needs → Oregano, Lemon, Frankincense, Thieves
* Shark week → Dragon Time, Copaiba, Aroma Siez
* Belly woes → Ginger, Peppermint + Lemon, DiGize
* General detox → Frankincense, Lemon, Aroma Siez, Lavender
Did you catch the news!? We have a brand new experience kit - the Make a Shift Reset Kit! It's available to everyone this month as a one time or Loyalty order. After that, it will only be available to new members of the YL family. Want to join me in a 14 day reset?? I'll be starting again January 15...Snag your kit, reply, and let me know you are in!!

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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.