Tips for STAYING WELL!!

Tips for STAYING WELL!!
Tips for STAYING WELL!!

First of all, I'm really glad y'all are finally washing your hands lol.

Before I get to the tips, a few things need to be delivered off of my chest an on to this post.
*Authors completely unknown on the following ingenious memes!


Are you like me?  SICK of all the hysteria?  The bi-polar stock market?  People fighting over toiler paper and paper towels?  A SOAP shortage??  (Because apparently hand washing was not that important before???)

True Story: I was in a public restroom a few years ago, lazily looking at the sign "All Employees Must Wash Hands Before Returning to Work" (while I was washing my OWN hands...), when someone exited the stall, sauntered over the the next sink, and rinsed one hand.  I felt like adding "but everyone else can just rinse one hand". :D. Did she really think the dirtiest thing in that public restroom was her apparently urine soiled hand?????

We live in a gross germy world.  Indoors and out.  Viruses that come FROM animals in nature are still yet to emerge.  (Swine flu ring a bell??). And yet God also gave us an intelligent and magnificent creation designed to sustain life.  I'm no scientist, I'm not a health professional, but I read and study and use a lot of common sense.  Unlike the following:


Ha!  Ok, maybe an over-exaggeration, but with the lack of respiratory masks and people buying 300 hand purifiers from the dollar stores, it's not much of a stretch!  They are not buying them for themselves, they are being purchased to price inflate by a gross and greedy amount to sell to people that, in my opinion, the media has underserved by over-reporting.  "Irresponsible Hysteria".  For people like my husband, they are succeeding in creating a panic!  He machine-gun fires the panic vitriol at me daily: 

"The president says all who need to be tested will be, but there aren't enough test kits!" 
"The futures are down 1500 points!"  (or some other kind of market talk...) Ok, he was right there!
"People should stop traveling!" (Except us of course, as we have a trip planned)
"People need to be quarantined!" (Except him of course, as his is far too important and has far to much to do)

Sorry Babe - the damage is already done. People are testing positive long before AND after symptoms. That ship has sailed - literally. The only time people stay put is when they literally cannot move due to being very ill, and then they get up as soon as they can and do their thing.  It has not changed in the past and won't change in the future.  Self quarantine - lol!  Oh sure, I trust the world to "self quarantine" itself. Sheesh! It's here, we will all be exposed.  But why do we fear this more than the standard annual yearly flu epidemics?


What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses (plural) are now new and have been around for a while.  Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause disease in animals. Seven, including the new virus, have made the jump to humans, but most just cause cold-like symptoms.  Even just calling is "Coronavirus" is incorrect.

I know I was having a little fun above, but please know, I do take this seriously, and I am very aware that for some, this poses a very serious risk.  This rodent associated virus is new, and while we currently don't have a natural resistance to it, that does not mean you automatically will succumb! If you are not in a high risk category, and you are taking the good precautions you should always take anyway, my opinion is that you should calm down - trust your body!  Every new virus is one our bodies will learn to resist.  And if your immune system is strong, many of us can fight it off completely or some will fight it while sick off and recover.  Here's more science than you thought you wanted today lol, but I once read a Dr. talk about how Neutrophils work (what the heck ARE they, right?) They are one of the "white" blood cells. He said it's almost like they release their own little version of "bleach", so to speak, in our blood stream to kill invasive bacteria. (Microbes) Learn Here!  

Folks our best defense is a good offense. Just like in sports - work on that offensive line!  You can do so much to keep that immune system strong, or build its strength.

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wash those hands!  Like always, not just now. 
  • Carry your Thieves Hand Purifier and Thieves Spray.  Put them to use!  (Do this every year!)
  • Get enough rest
  • Get fresh air
  • Get some exercise!  Even a little is better than none!
  • Pray or Meditate. Even sitting a few days in silence just to breathe does SO much!
  • Cut down on sugar - work to eliminate it.  Disease LOVES sugar!
  • Eat real food.  Cutting out fast food right now, especially, is so important.  When you prepare you own food, you know who has touched it and breathed on it.  And then when this all passes - keep up this good habit
  • USE. YOUR. OILS! *See my FAVES below! Make SURE they are high quality oils!
  • Take Vitamin B, C, Zinc, and a good Probiotic
  • Use Elderberry Syrup!  (Read why HERE!). Recipe for mine coming soon!
  • Drink your NingXia Red - learn why HERE
  • Check out my fave Young Living supplements that I use daily, all year around (see below)

HOW TO ESSENTIAL OILS HELP?

Soooo many of you have high quality oils, like those from  Young Living  just sitting around, just callin' your name. "Use me, Use me!  I can help you!  (lol)  Oils are not bandaids, and they are not crafts.  They should be used daily.  Like breathing, and oxygen, or just getting outside for heaven's sake - they are for daily use! The help every body system including your immune system -ding ding ding!!  Do you own one of the versions of The Essential Oil Pocket Reference? Just look up any oil, you'll see.  Two of my faves are Thieves  and Immupower.  I'll use one OR the other on the bottoms of my feet daily- all year around.  I use Thieves Vitality internally often. I'm that girl on the plane you see dumping drops of Thieves in my mouth! 


Since we are on heightened alert of the unknown, use your head a bit!  Use Thieves Wipes Thieves Spray and Thieves Hand Purifier while out and about, or keep them in your vehicle and use them when you get back in the car.  Like our Thieves Cleaner, these items are both effective and non-toxic.  Plant based items get their power and fragrance from plants.


Can't find them or can't wait?  Make your own!  My Young Living members get an AWESOME e-book chock-full of diy recipes :D. 


SUPPLEMENTS

I love my oils! But I know I need vitamins, minerals and herbs as I also know my food is not perfect. Unless you very carefully grow all of your own and do not eat one single processed thing, neither is yours.  If you are reading this, you are in a modern society, and we have made some trade-offs.  I supplement my diet and oils with the Young Living carefully created and essential oil infused supplements.  Supplements (and oils!) are not FDA regulated, so unless they are prescription strength, the only thing the FDA will dictate is what is printed on the label.  Nobody except the manufacturer of your supplement tests that what they say is on the label actually IS on the label.  Sometimes you get more, or less (both bad) of what the label says, or you can get something you body cannot assimilate, which creates expensive waste.  A good, reputable company not only self tests, they do voluntary FDA and other third party testing.  Young Living does that AND we also have essential oil infused supplements, synergistically designed to enhance each other.  This increases the uptake and effectiveness of your supplements.  My favorite supplements for my immune system are shown here:  


ImmuPro, Inner Defense, Super C, Life 9 (and I also love Super B) as well as Ningxia Red are part of my daily needs. In fact ImmuPro also helps me sleep!  The essential oil capsule of Thieves, Lemon, Oregano and Frankincense Vitality oils is also a good idea, especially in times like these.   I just read a comment online today wondering why the toilet paper, paper town and rubbing alcohol shelves are empty, but the shelves of supplements are not???? 

Friends, use your head, learn and keep good habits, and live your life!  If someone needs a hug, don't be a jerk - give them one!  If you "accidentally" shake someones hand, then you shook their hand.  If you haven't been taking care to improve immune system, start now.  Seriously folks.... You already HAVE one, so it IS working for you even if you accidentally shook someones hand ;).    But seriously, wash those crazy hands lol!  I have always been a hand washer, and I will always be.  And have fun! I think that improves your immune system too :D
(Stay tuned for the Elderberry Syrups recipe that I LOVE!)



The BEST Free Gift with Starter Kit from Young Living that I've EVER seen! Including our THIEVES Kit

The BEST Free Gift with Starter Kit from Young Living that I've EVER seen! Including our THIEVES Kit
The BEST Free Gift with Starter Kit I've EVER seen!
($80 Value!)

Oh my goodness!!  This is simply the BEST "Free Gift with Starter Kit" that I have EVER seen from Young Living!! For March ONLY, all new members have a chance to get:


VALOR
Lavender Hand and Body Lotion

Valor is one of my favorite and also "must have" essential oils. This amazing blend is "The Oil of Courage", and sooooo much more (Sleep, spine, even labor!). 

Lavender hand and body lotion is an exquisite lotion made only with the very best and safest ingredients. Safe for everyone in the family, long lasting, glorious!!  

These two together would cost you around $80 at the retail level if you were to purchase them on your own, but for the month of March 2020, Young Living will GIVE these to you if you purchase any of our Premium Starter kits and just say "yes" to essential rewards!  Don't let saying "yes" scare you - you can cancel the rewards option at any time - even next month!  Since you want to make SURE you set this one important option up correctly, you'll need my guidance as you set this up, so make sure you get ahold of me to do that!!  (PS:  Don't be bummed if you are already a member - you can legally enroll your spouse and get this!)

Let's look at the Starter Kit Options!


Are you ready to clean with the safest cleanest option?  The THIEVES PREMIUM STARTER KIT has the BEST options to keep you, your family and your environment safe!
(By the way, anyone can get this kit!  But only NEW members get the freebies above)



READY TO BEGIN?  Just click HERE!  Just be sure to message or text 708-670-2066 for help with making SURE you get the FREE $80 in gifts !  

Stay tuned. The next post will be "Tips for Staying Well!"  






Christmas Holiday Diffuser Blends To Make Your Heart Full of Joy!

Christmas Holiday Diffuser Blends To Make Your Heart Full of Joy!
Christmas Holiday Diffuser Blends To Make Your Heart Full of Joy!


Don't you just LOVE the smells of Christmas??  I know I do! On baking day, the house smells yum!!  I used to make home-made chocolate treats, and when I cooked the centers for them (caramel, toffee etc) the house smelled sooooo goooood!!  But that can't be every day, so the non-cooking days in between, I used to fill my home with plug in scenters, wax melts, sprays and candles.  Yessiree - I was the queen of them!  I would light a ton of candles (and freak out the husband!), fill those messy wax melters and spray down every tree and fabric decoration I could.  

(Keep Scrolling - LOTS more diffuser recipes below!)
 
While I had excellent habits in my eating and cleaning life, I never understood how dangerous I was making my home's atmosphere, especially for my young children, as I filled it with fake scenting.  Using Candles and wax melts was the hardest change to make - so I get it if you struggle!

Are you thinking "oh come on, it can't be THAT bad) I will try to help you understand.  Here is a great article on the  Dangers of Plug Ins and also one with several studies on The Environmental Danger in candles.  Not to mention the fire hazard....I tell ya - one reason my husband loves my diffusers is because herfinally won the candle war!! Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus-type way to get the hubs on board with the oils lol!  Just promise him you will be done with Candles!!  If you are ready for this - send Santa HERE!

It's soooo easy to make your home smell yum and also be kind to your endocrine and respiratory systems!!  Especially if you are using a carefully made oil.  Quality matters!  Are you ready to stop the Hormone Disruption? The let's Get Your Oils! 

(You're almost to the recipes!)

Essential oils are way more than just a way to make your home smell wonderful, but many start with that, and while enjoying the delicious smells, they also learn the health benefits too.  For now, let's start with safe scenting.  Below are oodles of ideas for safe scenting!  And if you find one you love, take an old essential oil bottle and make up a batch by taking your favorite recipe times 10 or 20 and filling that bottle! You'll have a handy pre-made mix all ready for your diffuser or or for an easy room spray! (Click HERE For the recipe and more!)  Please note:  These ratios are for high-quality pure first distillation oils only.  Many products on store shelves today will take MANY more drops of essential oil. Quality counts my friends!  

Here is my personal fave:  (for this one, only use about 8 drops of this pre-mix in the diffuser!)



Ok, are you ready to play with some essential oil diffuser recipes?  Here are OODLES OF IDEAS!!








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Like compilations?  This is for you!






ENJOY!  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
-gayle-

Christmas DIY with Essential Oils! Free E-book and Free Printables!

Christmas DIY with Essential Oils!  Free E-book and Free Printables!
Christmas DIY with Essential Oils!  Free E-book and Free Printables!

In my education group, Essential Oil Online Classes,  found HERE, we did a FUN class filled with beautiful Essential Oil infused gift Ideas, both purchased and made via DIY, and this blog post is where you can find the link to the DIY e-book and all the free printables!!  Maybe that's how you found this post...or maybe you found me on social media, or viewed the videos on how to make these 3 things below.  However you got here - WELCOME!!  (By the way, our class in the classroom group had LOTS more ideas, so don't stop at these 3!)



If you want to view the Holiday Gift Giving class in order in The Essential Oil Online Classes group, just search the hashtag #HolidayGiftGiving to view the many ideas!  You can also search #HolidayGiftGiving under  the "topics" tab.  On a desktop, just look to the right of your screen in the Facebook page. From a phone, look just under the happy faces of the group members to see the choice tabs, and slide over to "topics" . If you are not in this free group, join!  All are welcome!



Are you searching for that DIY e-book? Download it here:  DIY RECIPES - PROTECTED FINAL.docx

Looking for my FREE Printable labels from my 3 video's?  

My famous "Christmas Blend!"
(You can sub in Northern Lights Black Spruce for Juniper)

everything else

For everything ELSE shown in the DIY class, here are some options to make this all fun and pretty:

  • How about some recipe cards to print for everything else you saw in the online DIY class?  Here you go!  Recipe_Cards.zip

  • Labels.zip is the file you want to for labels for all of the other recipes!    These are individual labels all on one sheet. These will work for Avery 22807 labels, but you will want to print them on a spare sheet first to compare and adjust.

  • Want some super sweet Gift Tags to go along with the recipe cards and labels from online class?  Go here:  Gift_Tags.zip
 To learn more about Essential oils, go to HelpMeOil.com. Check out the Essential Oil Experience tab, top right!!  Let's get you oiling!  

November Is Full of Abundance, Joy and Hope!

November Is Full of Abundance,  Joy and Hope!  
(And also a few BOGO's!)







With Thanksgiving less than a month away, we’re giving you a few more reasons to be thankful. Inside November’s PV promo, you’ll find 10 Essential Rewards points, soothing Lavender Lip Balm, fall-favorite Thieves, and three inspirational blends to get you in the holiday spirit. 

300 PV tier

Retail value: $157.36
 
Hope™ essential oil blend, 5 ml
  • Uplift and inspire. Diffuse Hope to let the beautiful scents of Melissa, Juniper, and Black Spruce envelop you.
  • Get your mojo back. For a pick-me-up scent, massage a drop of Hope on the outside of each ear.
Thieves® essential oil blend, 5 ml
  • Embrace fall fever. Savor the small things like golden leaves, spiced cider, and the warm aroma of Thieves.
  • Clean with a cozy scent. Add a few drops of Thieves to natural cleaning solutions.
Abundance™ essential oil blend, 5 ml
  • Power up your life! This blend’s bold aroma inspires you to seize your vision.
  • Touch your heart. Apply Abundance—diluted at a 1:1 ratio—to your chest during prayer or meditation.
Lavender Lip Balm (ER exclusive)
  • Introduce a friend to essential oils. Make the unfamiliar familiar to your loved ones by gifting them Lavender-infused lip balm.
  • Winter-proof your lips. Glide on this soothing balm to nourish and protect your smile.
Joy™ essential oil blend, 5 ml (ER exclusive)
  • Boost spirits. Apply a drop or two of Joy to a friend’s wrist for an uplifting scent.
  • Create a happy home atmosphere. Diffuse this blend for a cheery floral fragrance.
10 ER points (ER exclusive)
  • Save on your faves. 10 ER points translates to $10 you can spend on new products.
  • Get a jump on gift-giving. Pay your points forward by using them on a thoughtful present.

250 PV tier

Retail value: $80.06
  • Thieves essential oil blend, 5 ml
  • Abundance essential oil blend, 5 ml
  • Lavender Lip Balm (ER exclusive)
  • Joy essential oil blend, 5 ml (ER exclusive)
  • 10 ER points (ER exclusive)

190 PV tier

Retail value: $60.65

  • Abundance essential oil blend, 5 ml
  • Lavender Lip Balm (ER exclusive)
  • Joy essential oil blend, 5 ml (ER exclusive)
  • 10 ER points (ER exclusive)

100 PV tier

Retail value: $10.00
  • 10 ER points (ER exclusive)
But Wait, There's More!
This is so cool! For the FIRST time EVER, we have ER exclusive BOGO'S!!  However this is only if you on Essential Rewards, and only from November 1 through 15!  

Check these out!!

 
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