What is Essential Rewards?

So we all know that vegetables are good for us, right? But if we eat one piece of broccoli do we feel better? Does it change our life? Are we healthier? Not really. Natural health is no different, so it’s always a good idea to try it for a few months. (At least!)

Enter, Essential Rewards. Because while you’re upgrading your healthy lifestyle, why not earn free stuff doing it?? 🙌🏻

The first three months you earn 10% back in points (free money to use on products) on the amount of PV you order on ER. If you buy 100 PV of stuff, you get 10 ER points. If you buy 300 PV worth of stuff, you get 30 ER points. Then your ER earning power goes up after the 3rd month:

4-24 months 20%
25+ months 25%

There are SO many benefits to ER:
Reduced shipping
Earn points
Pick your own products
Pick your own ship date
Earn monthly promotions
Cancel anytime (really, no questions asked and no penalty to cancel!)

I’ll even call with you if you ever decide to cancel. I got your back. 😉

***Remember, Essential Rewards isn’t a way to spend more money, it’s a way to replace your toxic chemicals each month with YL products, like the Thieves line!!!***

The average household spends an average of $150 per month on personal care products, and household products (like soap, cleaner, toothpaste, makeup etc.) But where else can you get FREE products and 10-25% money back on the things you’re already buying anyway? The great news is you only need to spend 50 PV a month to keep it active. Easy peasy!

Back when I used to buy my cleaning products, toothpaste etc at Target, I’d walk in for just the one or two things and end up spending hundreds on all the other stuff that caught my eye. Being on ER has saved me lots of money because I make less Target trips now. And my necessities are sent right to my front door. Win win!

If you need help signing up for ER just let me or your enroller know and we’ll walk you through it!  To read a little more about Essential Rewards (ER), visit our ER page.  Thanks for stopping by!

Savvy Minerals Makeup Video Tutorials

This summer, Young Living’s makeup line, Savvy Minerals made its big debut!  And all the ladies said amen, because no longer do we have to choose between health and beauty. We can have our cake and eat it too, woot!

As many makeup fanatics will tell you, mineral makeup is a whole different ball game, so here are some videos that can help you make the transition. Now go on with your gorgeous self!

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💄Savvy Five Minute Face

💄Savvy Minerals by Young Living Foundation


💄How to Make Your Eyes Pop with Savvy Minerals by Young Living


💄How to Contour with Savvy Minerals by Young Living

To see the whole line of Savvy Minerals makeup, visit YoungLiving.com. If you’re not yet a Young Living member and don’t care to get a Premium Starter Kit for $160 (diffuser + 11 oils + wholesale discount + more), you can buy a “basic kit” for $45 and then just add on whatever makeup you want. You’ll still get the wholesale price as a member, but you’ll basically be creating your own DIY kit to start out with. To do that, use this link to get started right now. If you need help, shoot me an email at crystal@thejoyfuloilers.com!  Thanks for reading. Bye for now!

 

Introducing Seedlings: Young Living’s Product Line for Babies

Exciting news, friends! You asked for it and Young Living delivered BIG TIME! Young Living finally has a line of products dedicated to our littlest oilers. This line just made its debut at last week’s Young Living International Grand Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Many of the popular baby products you buy at Target or the grocery store are filled with carcinogenic toxins that don’t belong anywhere near a baby’s delicate skin. Even brands like Johnson & Johnson have admitted that their products contained cancer causing ingredients. There aren’t a lot of truly safe baby products out there on the market, sadly. Enter Young Living and their brand new Seedlings line!  This new line includes baby lotion, baby oil, baby wash, baby wipes and diaper rash cream! And it’s all infused with Young Living’s essential oils, the best quality essential oil on Earth.

Here is the 411 on the new Seedlings line by Young Living:

DIAPER RASH CREAM


Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream is made with 100% naturally derived ingredients, including 100%  pure essential oils, botanicals, and non-nano zinc oxide, and is vegetarian friendly. This thick, Lavender-scented cream reduces the duration and severity of diaper rash when applied at the first sign of redness. It soothes on contact, protects your baby’s delicate skin, and acts as a physical barrier to wetness. Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream can be used as a preventative measure before bed or anytime when exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged. The extra gentle, mild formula—developed specially for your infant’s tender skin—seals out wetness and helps balance skin moisture while reducing redness.

KEY INGREDIENTS: Non-nano zinc oxide, Mango butter, Murumuru butter, Lavender essential oil, German Chamomile essential oil, and Helichrysum essential oil

BENEFITS AND FEATURES •Helps relieve, treat, and prevent diaper rash•Reduces the duration and severity of diaper rash when applied at the first sign of redness•Soothes on contact and provides immediate relief•Reduces redness•Seals out wetness and helps balance skin moisture•Protects the skin and acts as a physical barrier to wetness•Rubs in smoothly and gently•Extra gentle, mild formula developed specially for infants’ delicate skin•Made with 100 percent naturally derived ingredients, including 100 percent pure essential oils•Made with non-nano zinc oxide approved for the treatment and prevention of diaper rash•Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic•Vegetarian friendly•Formulated without lanolin, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colorants

BABY LOTION


Keep baby’s skin soft and hydrated with Seedlings™ Baby Lotion, Young Living’s gentle moisturizer specially formulated for infants’ delicate skin. This non-greasy lotion supports moisture barrier function and smoothly absorbs into your baby’s delicate skin, leaving it moisturized, soft, and smooth.Made without alcohol, parabens, synthetic fragrances, or artificial dyes, Seedlings Baby Lotion is formulated with 100 percent naturally derived ingredients and a Lavender-infused essential oil blend to soothe your baby with a light, calming scent and no unwanted ingredients.
KEY INGREDIENTS
Murumuru butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, calendula extract, annatto oil, apple extract, and Lavender essential oil
BENEFITS AND FEATURES •Uses a mild, gentle formula developed specially for an infant’s delicate skin•Prevents dryness by soothing and moisturizing skin•Features a non-greasy formula that absorbs smoothly into skin•Leaves skin moisturized, soft, and smooth•Made with plant-based, naturally derived ingredients•Lightly scented with 100 percent pure essential oils•Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic•Vegan friendly•Formulated without alcohol, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes

BABY OIL


Young Living Seedlings Baby Oil is formulated specially for your infant’s delicate skin. This mild, gentle product contains 100 percent pure essential oils diluted to an appropriate strength, and its naturally derived, plant-based formula is lightly scented with our Calm blend of Lavender, Coriander, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium. Our non-greasy formula moisturizes, soothes, and nourishes baby’s skin. It absorbs smoothly; provides a light, calm aroma; and promotes a relaxing environment. Formulated without mineral oil, it is vegan friendly and suitable for everyday use.

KEY INGREDIENTS
Apricot oil, Prickly pear oil, Lavender essential oil, Coriander essential oil, Bergamot essential oil, Ylang Ylang essential oil, and Geranium essential oil
BENEFITS AND FEATURES •Mild, gentle formula developed specially for infants’ delicate skin•Provides a calming aroma•Non-greasy formula absorbs smoothly into skin•Moisturizes, soothes, and nourishes skin•Made with 100 percent plant-based, naturally derived ingredients•Contains 100 percent pure essential oils diluted in appropriate strength for baby’s delicate skin•Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic•Vegan friendly•Formulated without alcohol, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes

BABY WASH & SHAMPOO


Seedlings Baby Wash & Shampoo is specially formulated for your infant’s delicate skin. This mild, gentle, tear-free formula is 100 percent plant-based. Its naturally derived formula is lightly scented with our Calm blend of Lavender, Coriander, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium. It leaves skin and hair clean and soft and makes tangles easy to comb out. This product is sulfate-free, vegan friendly, and perfect for everyday use.

KEY INGREDIENTS
Calendula extract, Eyebright extract, and Lavender essential oil
BENEFITS AND FEATURES •Extra gentle, mild formula developed specially for infants’ delicate skin•Tear-free •Leaves skin and hair clean, soft, and smooth•Smooths hair and makes tangles easy to comb out•Rinses clean without over-drying skin•Made with 100 percent plant-based, naturally derived ingredients•Lightly scented with 100 percent pure essential oils•Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic•Vegan friendly•Formulated without sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes

BABY WIPES


Seedlings Baby Wipes are ultra-soft and comfortable. This soothing formula leaves skin moisturized, soft, and smooth while providing gentle and thorough cleansing without drying your infant’s delicate skin. Seedlings Baby Wipes can be used on any part of your infant’s skin. Soft, thick, and versatile, these wipes can handle a diaper change or a lunchtime cleanup. Vegan friendly, this mild and gentle formula contains cleansing botanicals and 100 percent pure essential oils and is specially formulated to minimize the risk of common allergic reactions. KEY

INGREDIENTS
Apple fruit extract, Soapberry fruit extract, Aloe, Calendula extract, and Lavender essential oil
BENEFITS AND FEATURES •Ultra-soft and comfortable on infants’ delicate skin•Mild, gentle formula with cleansing botanicals and 100 percent pure essential oils•Soothing and non-drying•Provides gentle and thorough cleansing•Leaves skin moisturized, soft, and smooth•Soft and thick wipe material to handle any mess •Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic•Vegan friendly•Formulated without chlorine, alcohol, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes

Have you tried any of the new baby products yet?  I think these would be a perfect baby shower gift in a cute little basket, what do you think?  Let me know in the comments!  Thanks for reading. Bye for now!

 

DIY All Natural Lavender Linen Spray Recipe

I love, love, LOVE making my own DIY linen sprays with my essential oils.  I use them to quickly freshen a room, my car, bed linens, towels, you name it.  One of the first DIY essential oil sprays I ever made was a sleepy time spray for my kiddos using lavender essential oil.  Sprays are really easy to make and you can play around with different oils, but for simplicity’s sake here is how you make a basic DIY lavender linen spray.

You will need:

The Process:

  1. Add 8-12 drops of lavender essential oil to a 2 oz glass spray bottle.
  2. Add a good squirt (about 1 tsp or so) of witch hazel to the bottle. (This acts as an emulsifier so that the water and essential oil can mix together.)
  3. Very carefully fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water. I like to use the small water dispenser that came with my Aria diffuser.
  4. Give it a good shake before every use. Spray your pillows, sheets, or room to your heart’s content. Enjoy!

Thanks for reading, friend!  By for now. 🙂

DIY All Natural Essential Oil Infused Foaming Hand Soap Tutorial

diy foaming hand soap with essential oils tutorial

I accidentally let us run out of our favorite Thieves Foaming Soap because I neglected to put it on my last Essential Rewards order.  Since I’m not planning to place my big order for a few more weeks I decided to make my own foaming hand soap to hold us over, and it was really easy and came out great!

I found these inexpensive glass foaming soap dispensers on Amazon Prime and had them within 48 hours.  (Gotta love Amazon Prime!)  They are sold in packs of two, so I got the one that had one clear glass bottle and one frosted glass bottle.  I already had a a couple big bottles of Dr. Bronner’s unscented liquid castille soap and lots and lots of Young Living essential oils to choose from, so I just needed to run to the store for some organic vegetable glycerin and distilled water. Want to make your own foaming hand soap? First gather your ingredients.

You will need:

The Process:

  1. Fill your foaming soap dispenser about 5/6 full of distilled water. Important: Pour the water *before* you add the soap to prevent premature foaming and a big ‘ole mess. Ask me how I know.
  2. Add a big squirt of vegetable glycerin. This is optional but recommended as it will act as a natural moisturizer to keep your hands nice and soft. 🙂
  3. Add 20 or so drops of pure essential oil.  For my clear bottle I used about 10 drops of Thieves essential oil blend and 10 drops of tangerine essential oil because I wanted a strong smell. In my other bottle I used lavender and sage because I really like the combination of floral and herbal. You can play around with this to find what you like best. This is the fun part!
  4. Fill the rest of the dispenser with your liquid castille soap, making sure to leave room for the pump! You don’t want to spill your precious essential oils on the counter! (Again, ask me how I know.)
  5. Screw on your pump and gently mix everything together. Enjoy your DIY all natural foaming hand soap!  Let me know if you try this by taking a picture on Instagram and tagging us @thejoyfuloilers.  Get creative and have fun! Thanks for reading guys!

p.s.- DIY not your jam?  No worries. Young Living has got you covered. My family’s favorite is the Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, hence why I recreated it above (with my own twist!) You can get that here: https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/thieves-foaming-hand-soap It’s cheaper if you become a wholesale member first, which you can do by clicking here.

Dragon Time Essential Oil Blend: Before and After

Yup, it’s that good.

Dragon Time essential oil blend is PERFECT for PMS and/or “that time of the month.”  (Or “shark week” as we call it in our house.)  It combines fennel, clary sage, marjoram, lavender, blue yarrow and jasmine essential oils to help ease PMS symptoms and many discomforts of your period including cramps and even irregularity. It also helps balance emotions, alleviate mood swings and ease head tension associated with hormonal imbalance.

Let’s break down the oils that make up Dragon Time essential oil blend, shall we?

Clary sage supports the body’s production of scleral, which is important for balancing your hormones. Clary sage contains a natural form of sclareol, a phytoestrogen that mimics the function of estrogen. It can help with cramps, PMS, circulatory problems and hormone balancing.

Lavender is a natural relaxant which can calm anxious feelings, headaches and other PMS symptoms.

Jasmine can support you when you’re encountering muscle spasms, when you’re feeling blue, when you feel simultaneously nervous and exhausted, and it helps bring out the feminine attributes.

Fennel is cleansing and can also help with spasms/cramps.  It also has estrogen like activity.

Marjoram is calming to the nerves and can also relieve muscle spasms.  It not only helps with painful periods, but it can also help women during menopause.

Yarrow balances the hormones and supports the body’s natural ability to reduce inflammation.

This blend can be used topically (on the skin) or aromatically (such as in a diffuser.) I like to apply it on my lower abdomen with a bit of carrier oil (like coconut or almond oil) to help spread it around.  When cramping is especially intense it is great when combined with a warm compress over the abdomen or lower back.  Many of my friends like to use it on their inner and outer ankles or on the feet.

This is SUCH a great oil for people with uteruses. You can order yours directly from Young Living if you have an account. Wholesale accounts are best because you get them at 24% off the retail price, and you don’t have to order every month or have an autoship if you don’t want to.  (Important: Please do NOT order from a third party such as Ebay or Amazon as they are often times counterfeit oils!) The best way to become a member and get that wholesale price is to grab yourself a Premium Starter Kit, which you can do here: https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/start?sponsorid=3471989&enrollerid=3471989 To hear more about essential oils and why you’d want a kit, you can listen to an Essential Oils 101 Class on our website here.

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