Free immune and emotional support? Yes, please!

That time of year is fast know the paced, cooler temps, more "under the weather" days and nights, stress and overwhelm sneak in...

How about a little free support on the emotional and wellness side?? Simply place your monthly order for typical products you use every day in your home, and you will find these goodies in your box when it arrives at your door! My absolute favorite way to shop! No crowds, no lines, no chemicals. ;)

With over 700 species of eucalyptus, as well as chemotypes, common names and different parts of the plant being marketed, it is easy to be confused and most companies are labeling their oil all under the genus of Eucalyptus. That is not only confusing, but it is misleading!
Let’s talk a little chemistry…I hated it in high school. but am absolutely fascinated by it now…

What is a Chemotype?  A chemotype (CT) is a designation that tells you that the species has different chemical constituents. This usually happens because the plant is grown in a different area with a distinct climate that changes the chemistry. 
It’s important to know what you are getting because different species (and chemotypes) may have different purposes. So the uses of eucalyptus will be different and some species may not be suitable for all uses!
So, how do you know what you are getting? Always purchase and use oils by the common name and genus species. And of course make sure they are pure! Remember 98% of oils out there are food and fragrance grade…not pure oils. Nan suggests we choose chemistry over confusion, dependability over deception, and quality over quantity or price, and reminds us to read your labels and don’t be “taken by a snake oil salesman”.  Remember 100% USP on your label means adulterated.

Back to Eucalyptus globulus –  commonly known as Eucalyptus. It is found in RC, Ortho Sport and OrthoEase. Commonly known to support your respiratory system and soothe those muscles after a workout, it may also promote emotional wellbeing by helping you become more aware when and how your proverbial buttons are being pushed…
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution then, apply several drops (2-4) on location, or diffuse
Animals may smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe.
Leave all the stresses of life behind, unless you are like me… You know my love/hate relationship with this one, right?? Hated it for many years…still have days I don’t like it…but I use it anyway… on those days I am drawn to it. Made the mistake of putting it behind my ears before we left for Boston to fly to NC for an incredible couple of days with my girls…just the smell stressed me out on top of the other stress…LOL More work to do…
Others love it for anger, calming, nervousness, argumentativeness, relaxation, restlessness, emotional and mental stress.
Six oils – copaiba (great for irritation), lavender, cedarwood, ocotea, lime and vanilla absolute. My friend, the individual abilities of these oils are incredible. It is worth taking a few minutes and looking into them!
Nan says it will help people and animals let go of learned and genetic patterns to mental, emotional, spiritual and physical stress, bringing awareness to what your sources of stress are and what needs to be changed. Remember, you can’t change what you are not aware of and awareness is 75% of the healing. 
Use neat, apply to neck, wrists, temples or anywhere else you are led. I prefer bottoms of my feet where I can’t smell it…

One of my absolute must haves… Immupro supports your body’s natural sleep rhythm with all the benefits of Melatonin, Wolfberries and Reishi Mushrooms along with chelated zinc, copper and selenium. Science shows chelated minerals are more easily absorbed by your body and we all know how important it is to support your immune system, especially with the coming of winter or when you are stressed.
Easy peasy to use, just chew 1 tablet before going to bed. If stressed, grab 2-4 tablets or 1 tablet as needed.


One of my all time favorites…love that the name of a blend tells us what it can do for us…Containing 19 different oils, Blue Tansy, Geranium, Frankincense, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Coriander, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, German Chamomile, Blue Cypress, Tangerine, Spearmint, Lemon, Davana, Kaffir Lime, Ocotea, Jasmine absolute and Rose Otto oil, this is an excellent blend for so many things in the emotional category..
Calming and balancing, it may help with feelings of abandonment, argumentativeness, shame, betrayal, bitterness, blame, defeated, denial, despair, forgiveness, forgetfulness, frustration, hate, rejection, obsessiveness, overwhelmed, self pity, restlessness, sadness, and transitions.

Nan reminds us that accepting situations, whether physical or emotional, is something you face daily. Remember, when you resist or try to control situations, things usually become worse or blow up in your face!
Acceptance gently helps you to accept challenges so you can move forward instead of facing them with resistance, anger or resentment.

It asks you to be more open and attract new things into your life, whether that is people, relationships or even animals. If you tend to procrastinate or are in denial, Nan says this blend will help.

What are you most excited about receiving this month?? Don't have your free account yet? No worries! You can easily create your own free account and join our FB community. Simply use this link and choose "sign in". Click "create account: and enter your info and email. You should see my name as enroller and sponsor. Then you can explore and learn at your own pace, order if you please, and I am here to help along the way. Don't forget to use the code SHAREYL for 10% off your first time order of 50pv (point value) or more!

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Are you chemically overloaded?

What happens when your body is chemically overloaded?  You may see it in something as catastrophic as cancer. But, most of us feel it in other ways like lethargy, inability to focus, sleep trouble, chronic inflammation, unexplained pain, skin issues, adult acne, hot flashes, stress, anxiety and fear. If you face any of these issues, it’s time to kick chemicals to the curb.

To help you do that, let’s take a quick look at the ultimate tool kit  that supports every system of your body. For more information about each of these oils, visit Nan at Her website is my go to along with my desk reference.
Lavender is one of the most versatile oils, known as the Swiss Army knife of oils, has over 1000 uses...and is also the most adulterated oil on the market. Knowing your source is critical. 

Another great skin oil. Put on your pillow before you go to bed. 
We love it for bruises, blisters, rashes, bug bites, mild burns or headaches and anything we don’t really know what else to use. Spray it on your pillow before you go to bed. Lavender Vitality is great in smoothies, sauces, dressings, homemade ice cream, marinades and drinks!
Emotionally it is used for feelings of abandonment, criticism and helps you not to worry about what you can’t control. (Can people really do that?? LOL)  Relaxing and balancing. Fosters communication, brings clarity and insight. But with any oil, start low and go slow. Oils are powerful...ask Dana about his poison ivy story...

Peppermint vitality supports your gastrointestinal system and digestive tract. One drop will keep you alert while driving or at other times when you need to focus. 
I love it for its cooling effect. I will often drop it on the back of my neck when I am doing a Raindrop session as I tend to get really warm with all the energy that can be released from a client. This has also been my failure oil. Great to have this time of year as kiddos are going back to school as it helps when there is a block to learning a new subject and it helps to eliminate that fear of the unknown. 

Add it to your water, tea, brownies, ice cream, in a veggie cap, or even under your tongue. We will also put a drop on our thumb and put our thumb to the roof of our mouth to clear our sinuses. Dana gets a bit braver and puts it on his  mustache...Remember, vitality and regular are the same oil, just labeled differently to remain in FDA compliance.

Purification is an all time favorite. Have you fallen in love with it yet?? Great for cleaning, refreshing, laundry, pet odors and as an insect deterrent. I love diffusing this one all by itself.

Uplifting and refreshing, diffusing it purifies and cleanses negative emotions (now you know why I love to diffuse it...). Our favorite blue book tells us it is good for anger, being alone,  fear of rejection, fear of seeing, negative or wrong thoughts, recognition and violence.

Thieves vitality – thieves has been proven to kill 99.9% of all germs and bacteria. Do I even need to say anything else? LOL. When anyone even looks or sounds like they might be going below the wellness line, the first thing I do is get this oil in the diffuser and on their feet and spine. Why those places?? The spine is where bundles of nerves run through your body and the feet (and hands) are where they come out. If you put oils in those places topically, you’re covering a lot of ground in the body, even if you don’t know where those germs are hiding out – another reason Raindrop Technique is so powerful as the oils are applied on your feet and back as well.
I put a drop of thieves with lemon, orange or citrus fresh (vitality, of course) in my water or tea and I even have a popcorn recipe that uses thieves! 
Did I mention it is also our favorite way to remove splinters!!?? Simply apply a drop as needed and watch the magic happen.
Think you couldn’t use this emotionally? Guess what? It helps with feeling different, sneaky, or uncertain and is specifically designed to cleanse your mind or environment when you diffuse it. 

Stress Away – you all know my love/hate relationship with this oil. I hated it for over 7 years. Despised it. It was so harsh smelling! But I did put it on my feet because I knew my dislike of it had an emotional element… I giggled when I saw in the blue book that it is for the emotion of cruel…that’s about how I would’ve described this oil before. LOL 
It promotes wellness and is one of the top emotional oils, helping you leave all that stress behind, like from being over tired, irritated, angry, nervous, restless…wonder if it helps with being hangry?? Hmmm... It will also help calm you, bringing peace and natural restful sleep.

Deep Relief comes in a portable roller bottle...just like Stress Away. This makes it easy peasy to reach those places on your back or shoulders!

Wintergreen, helichrysum, clove, peppermint, copaiba, lemon, vetiver, candian balsam fir, dorado azul…powerful oils…but when combined together?? Game changer.

Nan says this blend will help you find emotional and mental patterns that stop you from exercising and/or taking care of yourself emotionally and physically. It may also dig up physical hurts that have gone unresolved including accident prone tendencies, over exertion or over achieving. It will cool anger and frustration that you have with yourself about those patterns.

Remember, anything that is continually overdone or in excess will drain your body and mind  instead of supporting them, even if the initial intention was good.

Last week we said 26 seconds after exposure, chemicals are found in measurable amounts in your body.  The average woman applies 300 chemicals a day – 80 of those even before breakfast!  Of the top ten most dangerous chemicals in our home, number one is air fresheners, those plug-ins or candles. Second on the list – cleaning supplies. 
Ready to take the first step and curious about how you can get this kit and start guarding your home? Message me or comment below. 

Next week we will dive into more detail about the toxins lurking in your cabinets that make their way to your clothing, your floors, your skin, your children, pets and food, also taking a look at greenwashing. Join us Sunday night at 8:15pm in Intentional Wellness.

It takes just 3 seconds...

Just 3 seconds...

That's how long it takes essential oils reach your heart, liver and thyroid from the time you inhale them. They can be found in your bloodstream within 26 seconds after being applied…just like anything else you inhale or apply…Sit with that for a moment…

So, can you use any just any oil? Does quality really matter?
If you walk into a grocery store and look at a box of cereal, you’ll see nutrition facts on the side. However, there are no nutrition facts on the side of oils and no labeling requirements. So that means you have to know and trust the source – the company you are buying from. 
If you see “100% USP grade” on the label of your favorite oil, that means US Pharmacopeia, which means it has been manipulated to fit a standard, so by definition, it is adulterated. Wrigley’s wants all its spearmint gum to taste exactly the same every single time you buy a package, unwrap a stick and pop it into your mouth. Therapeutic oils cannot be played with in any form. They contain a life force and even just a little bit of synthetic material can poison it or even destroy it all together.
So, let me ask you…why would you use an oil laden with chemicals if the entire purpose of using oils is to get away from chemicals?? 
Unfortunately, you cannot have quality without cost. Just think about that hamburger on the dollar menu compared to an organic, grass fed, Angus beef burger…they are both burgers, right? Or…are they?? I read a book called Chew On This to the kids – all about the fast food industry. We learned that the meat (and other parts) of thousands of animals can be found in just one burger…and some of the grain that is being fed to commercial beef actually contains…dead cows!!! Remember mad cow disease?? Yup…You get what you pay for!! We seem to understand that when it comes to burgers and other industries, but not with oils…

Authenticity is why you just can’t buy oils at the grocery store. Authentic means that they do not alter the essential oil in any way during or after the distillation process. Companies can claim they use proper distillation of the plant material and that they don’t alter that process because there is a little unknown secret in the aromatherapy world called fractional distillation and rectification.

Fractional distillation is when a company buys essential oils that have been distilled properly, but then, after the plant material is distilled, it goes through a process that fractions out certain molecules. In the case of peppermint, they will take out the earthy aromatic molecules leaving a much more “pleasant” and sweet smelling final essential oil, not the natural peppermint smell it should have. 

Rectification is where a batch of oil is missing some amount of molecules that causes the smell to be too different from what a consumer may think is "normal". The company adds in molecules from other plants to fix or “rectify” the issue. In the case of a batch of Lavender that isn’t as floral smelling as the last batch, they may add in some molecules from Ylang ylang to help fix the smell.

Consider when you buy an orange, you know that the orange you buy now will taste and smell different from the orange you buy even next week. That is nature. With oils, because they are bottled, your brain thinks something is wrong when it smells different from bottle to bottle. In the world of true unaltered authentic aromatherapy, it is normal to have aromatic differences from batch to batch.

How do you know you can trust Young Living? Simply put – Seed to Seal. It is what sets them apart from all other oil companies. No stripping constituents to make them smell better. No mixing species of the same oil. No weed killers, pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified seeds. No “f” word fragrances we talked about last week. They spend $12,000 per acre to hand weed instead of the industry standard of $60 per acre to spray with pesticides. No solvents are used in the distillation process. No mercury, arsenic, glyphosate, or any poison in the soil because the fields are untouched by toxic chemicals…and more. Want to see the difference for yourself? Check out here to learn more. 
Curious?? How about support for every area of your life at your fingertips? Check out the Make A Shift Essential Solutions kit!  Lavender, Peppermint, Thieves, Purification, Stress Away and Deep Relief, along with a diffuser that is only available in this bundle. And, if you are brand new to Young Living, be sure to use the coupon code SHAREYL at checkout to save 10%! 

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Have an incredible week, my friend.