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!!

What's the best that could happen?? 

A little self care diy...you matter, too...

Question for you...do you like the way others treat you? 

Now tell me...how do you treat yourself? Is there a correlation? See any similarities?? ;)

Let's do some self care, shall we?  It's more important than we think...you can't give to others if you are trying to pour from a cup with a hole in it...

DIY Glow Serum 
Ditch all the other moisturizers and serums because this one is the game-changer! Apply morning and evening for healthy, glowing skin. (PS - CBD Beauty Boost has been nicknamed ‘Botox in a Bottle' so you know it's good!)
DIY Vitamin C Facial Toner 
Vitamin C and Geranium are a dynamic duo when it comes to brightening the skin. Try out this simple toner as we head into the warmer months!
  • 2oz glass dropper bottle
  • 1&1/2 tsp Organic vitamin C powder 
  • 5 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 3 Tbsp distilled water
  • Splash alcohol-free witch hazel (optional for more oil-prone skin) 
  • Mix vitamin C powder into the water until dissolved, then add Geranium and top with a splash of witch hazel (optional). Use morning and evening or as desired. Store up to 2 weeks at room temperature or longer in the fridge.
Healthy Hair Recovery 
Whether you're dealing with hormonal needs, postpartum hair loss, recovery from acute illness or something else, here is our Healthy Hair Recovery Protocol that can help your hair get back to its glory days! 
  • NingXia Red
  • SulfurZyme Powder
  • Inner Beauty Collagen
  • Mineral Essence 
  • Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Hydrosol
  • Rosemary, Cedarwood and Lavender Essential Oils
Orange Creamsicle Body Scrub 
This simple DIY leaves your skin silky smooth and its dreamy 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 Orange or Tangerine essential oil 
  • 10 drops Vanilla oleoresin 
  • Mix Orange & 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 the DIY Present TIme Body Butter. 

Present Time Body Butter 
Take care of your skin with this simple, customizable DIY Body Butter. Try mixing floral oils like Neroli, Jasmine or Geranium 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 
  • 10 drops Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil
  • 15 drops Neroli or Geranium essential oil
  • 20 drops Tangerine essential oil
  • OR use 45 drops of Present Time Essential Oil Blend 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!
Spring is finally here, at least according to the calendar...get outside and enjoy that sunshine! The mud will be here in full force here in Maine soon enough! ;) 

Be well,