Winter Diffuser Blends To Diffuse For the Holidays

These are some yummy smelling blends for your diffuser! I am loving Gingerbread House and Cookies for Santa! Let me know if you try any of these and which is your favorite!

If you don’t have oils yet, use this link to get started today: https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/start?sponsorid=3471989&enrollerid=3471989

To learn more about why I choose Young Living over all of the other brands, you can watch an Oils 101 class on our blog here: http://thejoyfuloilers.com/essential-oils-101-class/

To find out what comes in a starter kit, click here: http://thejoyfuloilers.com/oils/

To get your oils by Christmas Eve, be sure to get your orders in by December 15h, 2017! Have an awesome holiday season, friends!

Raise Your Vibration with Northern Lights Black Spruce

I’m in love with this aerial shot of Young Living’s Northern Lights Black Spruce farm. 😍🌲❄️ This is where one of my favorite essential oils comes from. Northern Lights Black Spruce is a very high frequency essential oil, reported to be as high as 500 MHz. (Rose is 320 MHz!) Some of my most profound healings and meditations have occurred while I was wearing this oil on my heart, ajna (3rd eye) and crown chakras. I also love it on my base chakra and up and down my spine. It helps me feel grounded in the Earth and connected to God at the same time. I *literally* feel my teeth vibrating while experiencing a very deep sense of peace and love, like God is coursing through every cell of my being. It’s incredible. If you are wanting to enrich your prayer and/or meditation practice or raise your vibration on a daily basis, I highly recommend Young Living’s Northern Lights Black Spruce oil. It’s truly magical. ✨

If you don’t have an account yet, I’d be happy to walk you through the process. Visit www.thejoyfuloilers.com/oils to learn about the best way to get started today, and of course I am always here to answer your questions via email or Facebook.

Using Essential Oils to Heal Emotionally from Sexual and/or Ritual Abuse

I debated whether or not to share this online, because it’s deeply personal and I’m usually one to shy away from certain topics on social media. As much as possible I try to keep things light and positive, because while I acknowledge that there is pain and darkness that cannot be avoided I prefer not to marinate in it. (I believe that what we focus on expands, another topic for another day.) However the overwhelming number of posts I’ve seen on Facebook over the last few days from men and women alike have inspired me to open up (a little) and share my #metoo

I’ve dragged deep, heavy shame around with me since early childhood. I didn’t tell a soul until I was 17 years old. My abuser walks free in the same city I’m raising my own babies in.

When I finally had the courage to speak up, the police department said it was too late. My parents sent me to several different therapists. The last I went to was cold and dismissive. She basically told me not to feel special; 1 in 3 women have been or will be sexually abused. Here, have some Zoloft. 😡

I’m now 34 years old and only in the last couple of years have I found coping mechanisms that actually work for me. SARA essential oil blend is now one of them. SARA is an acronym for sexual and/or ritual abuse, something that is clearly more rampant than many of us ever imagined. 😔💔

I got this oil last month and I am very glad that I did. It’s a very powerful tool for recovering from painful experiences because it opens up the root and sacral chakras, balancing emotions and relaxing you into a space where you can deal with past traumas. It allows acceptance of the memories so you can release them and move forward. This also works with repressed memories that are literally stored in your cells. It plants the seeds for emotional freedom and peace. I am using this essential oil blend in conjunction with the oils in Young Living’s Feelings collection (especially Release, Forgiveness and Inner Child), frankincense, prayer, meditation and a supportive network of healers and friends who love me. To everyone out there suffering silently there are many tools and healing modalities available out there that can help you when you’re ready. Oils just happen to be one of my favorite. 💖 Love to all of you!

Stay Above the Wellness Line with Young Living’s October 2017 Promos

****** US OCTOBER PROMOS ******

Happy October, friends! Wooohoo, it’s FALL! The leaves are showing signs of changing and crisp mornings and cooler weather are rolling in, finally. Before we know it, it’ll be Christmas, but let’s not even think about that yet.   Instead, let’s take a look all the products in this month’s promos, which are geared towards keeping us all well and happy during this cozy season.

Cinnamon Bark Vitality 5-ml* (100 PV): Aside from pumpkin spice (obvi), is there anything more Fall than cinnamon? That’s why this Cinnamon Bark Vitality is the perfect promo for this month. Add a drop to your oatmeal or incorporate it in your baked goods to enjoy its spicy, delicious flavor, or add it a vegetarian capsule and take it as part of a daily health regimen. As an important part of Thieves and Inner Defense, you probably knew that it supports a healthy immune system, but did you also know that it helps support healthy digestion? That’s a fun Fall fact. 

Raven 15-ml* (190 PV): It’s inevitable; as the cooler weather comes in, our respiratory system takes a hit. So for those times when you’re in need of support in that area, or you just want to enjoy its refreshing aroma, put Raven in your diffuser and breathe freely. A blend of Ravintsara, Lemon, Wintergreen, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Radiata, it’s also great when applied topically to your chest or throat, where it will provide a cooling, comforting sensation. For those of you familiar with Raven, what’s your favorite way to use it or the diffuser recipe we all need to try with it this Fall? Let us know in the comments!

DiGize 15-ml (190 PV): Remember when I mentioned baked goods when I was talking about Cinnamon Bark Vitality? Well, sometimes the richness of the food we eat during Fall can be a bit taxing on our digestive systems. DiGize to the rescue! Rub a few drops of DiGize on your stomach to help ease digestive discomfort, or do it right after a meal to support healthy digestion! Seriously, I’m sure I don’t have to tell all of you how amazing DiGize is. 

Breathe Again Roll-On (250 PV): Ahh, Breathe Again. This roll-on is a must have for Fall (and as we roll on into Winter – pun slightly intended). With the shift in seasons and our immune and respiratory systems working overtime, the invigorating and refreshing aroma of Breathe Again will help you be at ease in cooler weather. Not only that, it’s great to apply on your chest before a workout or any other strenuous physical activity. I always keep a bottle of this in my purse during Fall and Winter, so I’m pumped that it’s part of the promos this month. Who else loves the Breathe Again roll-on? I know I can’t be the only one! 

Super C Chewable Tablets (300 PV): Our immune system needs all the support it can get, and even though we’re diffusing Thieves and doing our normal wellness routines, we still need a little extra help sometimes (especially as it gets colder). That’s where Super C Chewable Tablets comes in. Let’s take a look at the technical description from Young Living: “Super C combines pure Orange essential oil with a proprietary blend of camu camu, acerola, cherry, and rose hips fruit powder to create a powerful immune-supporting supplement. Together, these premium ingredients deliver desirable polyphenols, carotenoids, and optimal amounts of vitamin C in a convenient chewable tablet.” Basically, it’s really, really good for you and will give your immune system that extra boost it desperately needs this time of year.

To earn these FREE items, you simply need to place an order that meets the PV (point value) amount for whichever items you want. Note, you have to hit these PV totals ***in a single order***.  So one order of 100 PV, 190 PV, 250 PV or 300 PV. Generally speaking, 1 PV=$1 for most things. I recommend doing this on Essential Rewards so you also get points back for your order in addition to your freebies, so that next month you can get even MORE freebies!

Here’s the full breakdown of October’s PV promos:

100 PV:
Cinnamon Bark Vitality 5-ml*

190 PV:
DiGize 15-ml
Raven 15-ml*
Cinnamon Bark Vitality 5-ml*

250 PV:
Breathe Again Roll-On
DiGize 15-ml
Raven 15-ml*
Cinnamon Bark Vitality 5-ml*

300 PV:
Super C Chewable Tablets
Breathe Again Roll-On
DiGize 15-ml
Raven 15-ml*
Cinnamon Bark Vitality 5-ml*

*Remember, in order to get the Essential Rewards Exclusive 5-ml Cinnamon Bark Vitality and/or the Essential Rewards Exclusive 15-ml Raven, you have to be enrolled in Essential Rewards (ER) and have an order that meets the PV requirements for those items. The extra bonus of meeting these PV amounts with your ER order is that you get even more ER points to spend later.

So there they are, the fabulous Fall promos for October. What are you most excited about getting? Are there any of these promos that you haven’t tried before? I’m stoked on the free cinnamon vitality, since it’s one of the spendier vitaity oils! I have been diffusing this one like crazy!

Thanks for joining us, and I hope you have an absolutely wonderful and amazing October!

Forgiveness, Emotional Release and a Guided Meditation

Hi, friends. This blog post isn’t strictly about essential oils, but they do come into play.  The reason for this post is that I have been noticing an increasing amount of people living in darkness, feeling lost and hurting, and if that’s you, I want to help you. You will need to keep an open mind as this stuff may be completely outside of your paradigm. If it doesn’t resonate with you, that’s ok. It took me a while to come around, too.

My teacher, Brahman Kyrie of The Brahman Project and Shanti Mission San Diego, runs a Satsang every Sunday morning at EVE Encinitas. You will hear many different definitions,  but Satsang is simply a gathering of people seeking truth and light.

This Sunday’s theme was forgiveness. The exercise of forgiveness is one of the fastest ways to raise your vibration, maybe because it opens up the heart chakra (which is closely linked to the crown shakra) and lets God in (or love or light or source energy or whatever you want to call it.)

Forgiveness is not so much about “losing” or “giving in” or “letting people off the hook” as it is about freeing yourself from pain and suffering. Tony Robbins says “Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.”

Whether we’re consciously aware of it or not, many of us carry past hurt around. It literally lives as programming in our cells. (Science is finally waking up to this truth that spiritualists have known for thousands of years.) This anger, hurt and pain can close up our hearts and feel a lot like brick walls going up around to protect us. When we let go, we can start to chip away at this brick wall, and once it collapses we can let in the light and connect to who we really are. We can be truly free to give and receive love.

On the drive to Satsang two mornings ago, I had no idea what the theme would be, but I did know intuitively that it would require surrender on my part. While my husband drove us to Encinitas I dug through my oil bag and pulled out 4 essential oils: Release, Believe, Humility and frankincense. I rubbed Release over my solar plexus and navel chakras (front and back), Believe on my crown, heart and solar plexus, Humility behind my ears, on my crown and on my heart, and I used frankincense along the entire length of my spine from base to the top back of my neck, on my 3rd eye, on my entire face and on my crown. (If I had them with me, I would have also used Surrender and Forgiveness.)

I had an extremely profound experience at this Satsang, and a HUGE emotional release. (At one point in the video you will see Brahman Kyrie attend to someone sobbing in the front row. That was me.) I had a really good cry and let go of a whole lot of stuff I didn’t know I was still carrying around. When I left, the heaviness in my lungs was gone and I felt so much lighter!  I hope this guided meditation can help you in the same way. If you have essential oils, I encourage you to use them before pressing play, though in the meantime the meditation is great all on its own. In case you’re wondering what Brahman Kyrie is doing with her hands (because I wondered the same when I was brand new) she is sweeping our energy bodies and removing the gunk. It’s energy work, much like reiki.

Here is the recorded Satsang. For the best results, please watch/listen to this in a quiet place where you won’t have any interruptions, and sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair with your legs uncrossed (unless you’re in lotus position.) If you have essential oils for grounding and/or emotional release, use them beforehand, but again, it will still be powerful without. The oils are just a very effective tool to help the process along.

If you try this guided meditation and it helps you, please consider donating to Brahman Kyrie’s organization here: http://www.thebrahmanproject.com/donations-1/

If you are local to northern San Diego county, feel free to join us at Satsang every Sunday morning from 8-10 a.m. at EVE Encinitas on Coast Highway. It is open to all people regardless of faith or anything else. If you see me say hello. I always have essential oils with me if you need some help connecting.

Thank you for keeping an open mind and reading/watching/listening. Sending healing love and light to everyone, everywhere! May all beings be happy and free.

Why Your Brain Links Smells To Memories and How To Release Negative Emotions

Hey friends! Ever wonder why a smell can take you back to a moment in time? Well,  I’m gonna drop some science on you today! My freshman year of college I learned that the limbic system of the brain plays a major role in interpreting and channeling intense experiences, particularly memories of fear or trauma. This is super basic Psych101 stuff.

The amygdala and hippocampus are 2 parts of the limbic system that play a huge role in emotional processing, and they just happen to be situated less than an inch away from the olfactory nerve. This is why the smell of churros can shoot you back to that childhood trip to Disney or a certain cologne reminds you of your crazy ex boyfriend. 

Olfaction (smell) is the sense that is physically closest to the limbic system structures of the amygdala (which is involved in experiencing emotion and influencing behaviors and activities) and the hippocampus (which encompasses memory—working and short term.)

The amygdala is a key player in storing and releasing emotional trauma, and aromas can have a profound effect on both. Essential oils in particular can be very powerful tools in releasing emotional trauma you may not even be consciously aware of.

Young Living oils, because they’ve been properly distilled from clean plants—contain biochemicals, like sesquiterpenes, that increase blood oxygen levels in the brain. This oxygenation coupled with the power of aroma stimulates and affects the amygdala in ways that facilitate the release of stored emotional blocks, both in the subconscious mind and in our body systems. Incredible, right?

I have been using Young Living’s “Feelings kit” to aid in my emotional release, among other empowering things like feeding my mind and stepping up my spiritual practice. Release oil has had such an impact on me that I’d say if you can’t spring for the whole Feelings collection right now, at least get Release oil into your tool box. Diffuse it when you sleep, rub it over your liver area, or just breathe it straight from the bottle. Just do it a few times a day consistently and see what happens. 

P.S.- If you’re not yet a Young Living member and don’t have a person you know and trust to guide you, feel free to join our tribe of Joyful Oilers. You can use this link to sign up now or visit this page for more information on getting started. Bye for now!

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. 🙂