30 Reasons To Drink NingXia Red Juice

Do you know what Young Living’s number one BEST selling product is?  Believe it or not, the answer is not an essential oil.  Young Living’s best seller is actually NingXia Red juice!  Hint: if you’ve purchased a kit some time within the last couple of years your kit came with 2 packets to try.  So why NingXia Red?  Why do so many people across the globe buy so much of it?  It’s because of the wolfberries it’s made from!

NingXia wolfberries are a very special type of goji berry grown in the Ningxia region of north central China.  It is one of the best superfoods on the planet!  It’s no wonder that many of the people of Ningxia Hui Autonomous region live well into their hundreds!

NingXia wolfberries boast a stunning nutritional profile rich in over 21 essential minerals plus vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and E.  It is also extremely high in antioxidants.  NingXia Red juice is a supplement drink made from these wolfberries along with blueberry juice, pomegranate juice, apricot juice, raspberry juice and lemon, orange and yuzu essential oils. Here are 30 reasons why you and your family should be drinking NingXia Red juice every single day!

NingXia Red juice has been known to combat premature aging, increase energy and strength, help you look and feel younger, support a healthy blood pressure, maintain healthy cholesterol levels, help stabilize blood sugar, restore healthy sexual function, help manage weight, relieve headaches and dizziness, improve the quality of sleep, support vision and eye health, optimize cardiovascular health, inhibit lipid peroxidation, support the body’s natural ability to resist dis-ease, enhance and support immune function, protect DNA, provide antioxidant protection, build strong blood, support those with chronic dry cough, support joint health, improve lymphocyte count, redice menopausal symptoms, ease morning sickness, enhance fertility, strengthen muscles and bones, support normal kidney function, improve memory, support healthy liver function, alleviate anxiety and stress AND it can improve digestion!

Not to mention it comes from whole food sources and has a low glycemic index of just 11, so it doesn’t spike the blood sugar!  In addition to its 21 trace minerals and 18 amino acids, NingXia Red juice is also rich in ellagic acid, polyphenols, flavanoids, beta-carotene, vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and E.  It gives all natural energy without harmful stimulants, caffeine etc.  It is so good!

You can get it in glass bottles or in packets.  I love to keep bottles in the fridge, but I also love the convenience of the packets!  One packet contains 2 servings.  Each serving is just 15 calories but jam packed with nutrition.  As I mentioned before, you get two packets to try in your Premium Starter Kit!  If you’re not yet a member, I encourage you to grab your kit and join today.  Everyone should be using oils and drinking NingXia Red as part of a wellness regimen, along with healthy diet, ample sleep and plenty of exercise.

Please contact me with any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them!  Shoot me an email at crystal@thejoyfuloilers.com or connect with me on Facebook.  Thank you for reading.  Bye for now!

 

Spring Cleaning Without Toxic Chemicals On A Budget

Back before I knew any better, I used to buy my household cleaners from Costco or the grocery store.  I had no idea that my cleaners were negatively and significantly impacting our indoor air quality.  It’s no wonder my toddler son had so many respiratory issues and was on breathing treatments before we gave toxic food and toxic cleaners the boot.  This is a lot of peoples’ problem, but sadly most people aren’t aware that it’s an issue.

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health studied nearly 3,000 ingredients in common household products and found that 884 for them are toxic and 314 cause biological mutations.  218 cause reproductive harm. 778 are toxic to the human body specifically, and 146 cause cancer tumors and are BANNED in most other countries but perfectly legal in the United States.  THIS is why it is so SO important to do your own research and not just assume something is safe because it’s on a store shelf.  These carcinogenic chemicals are very likely lurking in your cabinets, and their residues are entering your kids’ bodies when they walk barefoot across your floor or touch your windows or sit on your toilet.  And they don’t need to be.  There IS another way, and it’s super easy and affordable.

My family uses Young Living’s Thieves Household Cleaner.  The smaller bottle of it is only $22 for wholesale members and it is highly concentrated, so it lasts a very long time.  We typically get about 20 bottles of all-purpose cleaner out of it, which comes out to about $1 per bottle.  I challenge you to find an organic cleaner that inexpensive at the health food store!  You won’t!

Thieves Cleaner is plant-based and does not contain any of the synthetic, endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in your typical household cleaner.  There is no bleach, not harsh detergents, no sodium lauryl sulphate, no dyes, no synthetic fragrances, just pure plant-based goodness and the yummiest smelling essential oil blend ever.  It harnesses the power of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, rosemary, lemon and other citrus oils.  It smells like Christmas and it is so wonderful.  My kids literally beg to help me clean the house and they take turns spraying it on to different surfaces and wiping away….and I am totally confident that they are not being poisoned in the process.

We use it in the following ways:

  • All-purpose cleaner: 1 cap of cleaner to 1 quart of distilled water in a spray bottle
  • Floors: 1 cap of cleaner to 6 cups distilled water
  • Carpet: 1 cap cleaner to 6+ cups distilled water
  • Fabrics: 1 cap cleaner to 2 cups distilled water. (Just be sure to spot test first!)
  • Window & Glass cleaner: 1/4 tsp cleaner to 1 qt distilled water in a spray bottle
  • Tub & tile: 1 cap cleaner to 1 cup baking soda, mixed well.
  • Pots & pans: 1 cap cleaner to 3 cups distilled water
  • Hand cleaner: equal parts cleaner and distilled water
  • Fruit & veggie spray: 1 cap cleaner to 3 c. distilled water in a spray bottle
  • Laundry: add 1-2 caps cleaner to each load. (We do this if we run out of Thieves Laundry Soap)
  • Walls: 1 cap cleaner to 2 cups distilled water
  • Dishwasher: 1 cap in dishwasher detergent compartment

Can you see how this stuff is such a great value?  It literally replaces every cleaner I used to buy, and it’s safe to use around little kids and pets AND it smells amazing.  It’s a win win win win!  Are you already using Thieves cleaner?  What are some of your favorite uses for it?  If you aren’t already a member, click here to become one and then grab a bottle of Thieves cleaner at the wholesale price of $22.  Questions?  Shoot me an email at crystal@thejoyfuloilers.com or connect with me on Facebook.  Bye for now!

4 days left for FREE 15 ml Frankincense!

Hello, friends! March is already ending in just a few days, which is just CRAZY to me.

I just wanted to pop in and share the March promos with you because you still have a few days to snag some great oils for FREE. In case you’re new around here, Young Living does promos every month where they reward you with FREE oils and products when you spend certain PV (point value) amounts. PV is typically dollar for dollar, so $1=1 PV. It’s a great way to grow your collection without breaking the bank. 🙂

This month, when you hit 300 PV ***in a single order*** you get $184.22 of free product, including a 15 ml bottle of FRANKINCENSE (whaaaat?!), a 15 ml bottle of lavender, a 5 ml of blue cypress, Thieves fruit & veggie spray and (if this is done on an ER order) you also get a 5 ml bottle of lime Vitality. Lime Vitality is exactly the same as lime essential oil. It’s just got a white label on it to let you know you can use it as a dietary supplement.

Here is what you get for free at the different tiers:

100PV on ER retail value $7.57

5mL Lime Vitality (ER Bonus)
This oil is great in water or NingXia Red, and it’s REALLY awesome in guacamole!  It’s also great for skincare and supports the respiratory and immune systems.

190PV retail value $56.59

Thieves Fruit & Veggie Spray
This convenient spray harnesses the power of Thieves and lime essential oils to get your fruits and veggies squeaky clean.

5mL Blue Cypress (ER Bonus)
Blue Cypress is a great woodsy oil that is soothing to the skin. It works on the emotions by restoring balance. It is grounding and helps instill a feeling confidence. It’s also great for respiratory support and is an excellent support to the circulatory system.

250PV retail value $87.51

190PV promos, plus…
15mL Lavender 
The swiss army knife of essential oils. My family orders this one every single month, so getting one for free this month is pretty awesome!  We love it for supporting healthy skin and restful sleep. My kids ask for it in their diffusers every night before bed.
300PV retail value $184.22

250PV promos, plus…
15mL Frankincense
The big bottle of Frankincense costs nearly $100 so this is an ah-MAZING deal! If it was good enough for baby Jesus, it’s good enough for us! Did you know that Young Living is the first and ONLY company in the world to obtain permission to export this revered oil to the Western world? There’s no other like it! I use it to smooth out the look of my previously sun-damaged skin and for grounding during meditation.

So there you have it!  March’s promos are pretty amazing.  If you’re new around here and you don’t have your Premium Starter Kit and membership yet, no worries!  You can grab yours now by using this link.  You can totally participate in the March promo by adding another 200 PV (points value, $1=1 PV in most cases) to your shopping cart before you hit “activate and check out.”  Your kit comes with 5 ml bottles of lavender and frankincense (plus 10 other great oils and a diffuser) but you will probably run out of those two staple oils soon and the 15 ml bottles for FREE will totally come in handy!  Questions?  Connect with me personally on Facebook by sending me a friend request, “like” our Joyful Oilers Facebook page to be alerted when new blogs are up or shoot me an email at crystal@thejoyfuloilers.com.  I hope to connect with you soon!  Bye for now!

Spring is in the air! These oils can help you better enjoy your time outdoors!

Aaaah, spring time is upon us at long last!  The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, the flowers are in full bloom, and there is pollen on the breeze.  Spring is in the air, if you catch my drift.  If you are a person who tends to get itchy and sneezy being outside during the spring season, this essential oil trio is for you.  I never experienced this reaction to the outdoors until after I was pregnant with my daughter, but now I am very much susceptible but I am so glad I was introduced to this dynamic trio.

When you want to stay your happy, breathing easy self no matter what is out there in the air, these three oils can offer you the support you need.  Just add 5 drops of lavender, 4 drops of lemon and 3 drops of peppermint essential oils to your cold water diffuser.  By the way, all three of these oils and a cold water diffuser come in the Premium Starter Kit, so if you haven’t already you can grab yours here by clicking on this link.  Be sure to click “wholesale membership” as it’s the only way to get a kit and 24% off your oils. 🙂

Diffusing this trio is great when you’re at home or at the office, but if you’re on the run, you can take Lavender Vitality, Lemon Vitality and Peppermint Vitality essential oils in an empty veggie capsule topped with avocado oil or an edible carrier oil of your choosing.  (Note: Young Living’s Vitality oils are the only essential oils which have been specifically labeled for ingestion as a dietary supplement and approved by the FDA, so please do NOT try this with other essential oil brands, even those labeled as organic. You can read more about why that is here.) I personally love the convenience of squirting Young Living’s V-6 oil from the pump bottle or filling a glass eye dropper bottle with my favorite local organic avocado oil. Either one will do!  If your reaction to being outdoors is very severe, you can also add Copaiba Vitality to the mix, which by the way is also included in your Premium Starter Kit.

Some people like to apply these oils to the bridge of the nose topically, but I do not recommend doing that as lemon essential oil is photosensitive, meaning it can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.  If you want to take these oils on the go but are not comfortable ingesting them, you can pre-mix this trio in one of your mini glass drams (from your Premium Starter Kit) and carry it in your purse. Then when you need support, simply drip a drop of your pre-mixed blend into the palm of your non-dominant hand, rotate your hands together a few times clockwise and then inhale deeply from your hands with a few deep breaths.  You can do this as needed.

I hope you enjoy some time in the sunshine this spring season!  Let me know if you’ve tried this trio and what you think!  It smells wonderfully together, and I think you’ll love it if you haven’t tried it already.  Thanks for reading, friend!  Bye for now…

 

The Best Non Toxic Dish Soap to Wash Your Dishes Naturally

Every single day all around the world—and especially here in the United States—people are inadvertently poisoning themselves while engaging in seemingly harmless tasks such as washing their dishes.  Before embarking on our journey to cleaner living, my own family bought the giant sized Dawn dish soap from Costco.  It was relatively cheap and familiar, so we bought it.  We simply didn’t know any better, and we never gave a second thought to it not being healthy for us because why would it be on the shelf if it was so dangerous?   However, after we switched to organic food and started researching related topics, our eyes were opened to the fact that many of our everyday products are chock full of harmful chemicals, and in our country it’s perfectly legal.

According to the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning, Dawn dish soap gets a big fat D.  It contains ingredients known to cause respiratory issues and asthma, skin allergies and irritation, harm to the environment, and—worst of all—cancer.  You will notice that if you flip your bottle of Dawn dish soap over, you will not see a list of ingredients, because they don’t want you to know what they’re hiding in there, but by looking at it you can see that it has bright blue dye in it, and you can probably smell that is contains fragrance.  If you want the full list of ingredients you have to visit their web site and really dig around.

Most dish soaps on the market are made up of surfactants, preservatives, fragrance, color and other active and nonactive ingredients.  Here is a basic list of common dish soap ingredients that should be absolutely avoided:

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS): This is an emulsifier and foaming agent, and the ingredient that makes your soap have bubbles.  SLS, a surfactant, is linked to Nitrosamines, a potent carcinogen that causes your body to absorb nitrates, another known carcinogen. Over 40,000 studies in the PubMed science library include information on the toxicity of this chemical.
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES): According to Mercola.com,  SLES, another surfactant, is often contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a byproduct of the manufacturing process that is “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” It may also cause negative effects in the kidneys, liver and central nervous system according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Propylene Glycol: This ingredient is widely found in soaps, baby shampoos, cosmetics etc, despite the fact that the MSDS sheets warn users to avoid skin contact. It is linked to liver abnormalities and kidney damage.
  • Methylisothiazolinone: According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep site, this widely used preservative is associated with allergic reactions.  Additionally, lab studies on brain cells of mammals suggest that it may also be neurotoxic (poison to your brain.) Methylisothiazolinone can also be very irritating to the skin, and it goes through your skin into the blood stream and into your brain while you scrub away at your dishes.
  • Fragrance: Artificial “fragrance” can contain hundreds, even thousands of different chemicals, including phthalates, manmade chemicals that can negatively affect estrogen and testosterone levels in humans.  According to the EWG’s Skin Deep app: The word “fragrance” or “parfum” on the product label represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients used as fragrance dispersants such as diethyl phthalate. Fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system.
  • Triclosan: This was first developed and  registered as a pesticide in 1969 to kill microorganisms, but since then many studies have shown it to be a potent endocrine disruptor (harming endocrine system/thyroid function) and harmful to the reproductive system. It has also been linked to cancer, asthma, allergies in children and eczema.   Unfortunately, it accumulates in your fat for long periods of time and can be found in most peoples’ blood, urine and breast milk samples.  Additionally, it lingers for 12 hours after use, so even after you’ve washed your dishes and rinsed them well, this poison remains and you are likely ingesting it, as your kids. When it enters your system, it can cause bacterial resistance, much like what happens when you over-use anti-biotics.

Chances are you are currently using a dish soap that contains one or all of the above ingredients, and every time you go to wash your dished your are saturating your hands in these chemicals and they are going into your body.  And even though you’ve rinsed thoroughly—more than once—you are still ingesting trace amounts of these chemicals and your are breathing them in.  By the way, even many of the supposed “natural” brands at the health food store contain many of the above ingredients, or slightly altered versions of them with slightly different names but the exact same effects.

I personally am not ok with poisoning myself and my family for the sake of clean dishes.  When we first went on our journey to rid our home of toxic chemicals, I was making my own dish soap, and it was ok but not very convenient.  Fortunately for me, I found Thieves dish soap and that’s what we use now.  It takes getting used to at first because it does not bubble up—but remember, this is a good thing as the chemicals that cause dish soap to foam up are very, very bad for your health.  Our dishes are still getting clean and a little Thieves dish soap goes a long way because it’s super concentrated.

Thieves dish soap gets my family’s dishes squeaky clean without the use of chemicals, dyes or synthetics of any kind.  It uses the power of seven different essential oils (bergamot, jade lemon, clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary) from the best essential oils company on Earth, Young Living.  Young Living essential oils is a referral based company, meaning you can’t just go buy it in the stores; you must become a member or customer by being introduced by a current Young Living member.  You do this by visiting YoungLiving.com and inputting the member number of the person who introduced you as your enroller and sponsor.  If you don’t have a person, I’d love to welcome you to our Joyful Oiler family!  My member number is 3471989.  If you have any questions regarding Young Living, or Thieves dish soap or anything else, feel free to shoot me an email at crystal@thejoyfuloilers.com.  Otherwise, have fun exploring the blog.  Thank you so much for reading!  I hope you throw out that toxic dish soap and replace it with Thieves dish soap now.  Bye for now…

Young Living Slique CitraSlim Weight Loss Supplement: My 1st Day!

I cashed in some of my Essential Rewards points to get a  box of Slique CitraSlim for FREE and they arrived yesterday. I just started them this morning, so let’s see how this goes!

Today’s Weigh In – 2/8/17

Here is a great Facebook live video by Lindsey Elmore explaining the science behind the Slique CitraSlim capsules:

The Slique CitraSlim capsules are supposed to burn fat, reduce oxidative stress in the body and support a healthy metabolism, so I’m SO excited to see how these work for me.  I am 1 week into my weight loss journey and I’m wanting to release around 40 lbs.  You can follow my weight loss journey in more detail on my family blog, if you are so inclined. 🙂

This is what the packets look like:

And these are the ingredients:

I am really happy that these don’t contain caffeine, since I am in the process of weaning off of it.  I will update this blog next week so you can see if it helped me at all.  Wish me luck!

Free Peace & Calming Essential Oil Blend with Dew Drop Premium Starter Kit through January 31, 2017

Click on this picture to order your Premium Starter Kit with Dewdrop Diffuser now!

At last Saturday’s Young Living Live Your Passion Rally, it was announced that Young Living is generously gifting brand new members a bottle of Peace & Calming when they sign up for a wholesale membership with the Dewdrop Diffuser Premium Starter Kit (pictured above.)  Seasoned oilers are going cuckoo CRAZY for this deal (and wishing we could be brand new members to take advantage of this too) because Peace & Calming is one of the most LOVED and COVETED oils, and it just came back in stock after a whole year of being gone.

Peace & Calming was one of the first Young Living oils I tried that really convinced me to make the Young Living switch.  (That and the Thieves blend, which I know I’ve mentioned before.)  In case you haven’t heard my story, I had been using a popular brand of organic oils from Sprouts, our local health food store.  I had been using them for years and years despite never getting any results from them.  I don’t know why.  Maybe because the USDA organic label gave me the warm fuzzies, or maybe because I thought they might someday start working.  Ha!  But he grocery store lavender essential oil never helped my kids fall asleep, and when I diffused it, it actually bothered the back of my throat—despite having that USDA label.  I found out WHY that was later, but I digress.

A mama friend from my kids’ school invited me over to her house and let me use her Young Living Peace & Calming and lavender essential oils to make a sleepy time roll-on blend for my kiddos.  I was skeptical, since I had zero exciting results with my previous oils.  But I loved the smell and they didn’t bother the back of my throat, so I gave them a whirl.  I was SHOCKED and AMAZED that the sleepy time blend actually worked on my kiddos, who had until that time given me nightly grief at bedtime.  Mamas, I know you know what I’m talking about.  After doing a lot of research and learning about Seed to Seal and Young Living’s beautiful, organic farms, I made the switch to Young Living permanently and I use their oils exclusively.  I finally got my Premium Starter Kit and became a wholesale member of Young Living.

Peace & Calming (which does not come in the kit) quickly became one of my favorite oils, and I listened to my oily friends and bought it every month so I could have it when it inevitably went out of stock.  This oil is so precious that Young Living limits each account to one bottle per month when it is in stock, and even then it disappears quickly.  In fact, you can’t buy it right now! But you can have a bottle of it if you order your Premium Starter Kit with Dew Drop Diffuser between now and January 31, 2017 by 10:59 pm MST OR if you participate in this month’s 300 PV Promotion.  

When you grab your Premium Starter Kit with Dewdrop Diffuser, they are giving you a bottle of one of their best loved oils—valued at retail $45.72—for FREE.  That’s amazing.  You’re paying $160 plus tax and shipping but getting around $400 worth of great stuff.

This is why we love Peace & Calming so much:

  • It’s a sweet smelling blend of ylang ylang, orange, tangerine, patchouli and blue tansy essential oils that promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace and emotional well-being.
  • It helps to dampen tensions and uplifts the spirits.
  • Used on the bottoms of feet or in diffusers, it helps promote a good night’s sleep—even in kids!
  • It helps to calm overactive and difficult-to-manage children. It was a Godsend when my kids were home over winter break and REALLY excited for Santa to come!
  • It helps support those with depression, anxiety, stress and insomnia.

If you’re new around here and you’re not sure what to expect with your Premium Starter Kit, here is a brief overview of what will be delivered to your door (in addition to the free Peace & Calming if you order by January 31, 2017):

Young Living Premium Starter Kit with Dew Drop Diffuser

 

  • A high quality diffuser that doesn’t heat up your oils so that the therapeutic qualities are retained
  • 11 bottles of therapeutic grade essential oils (plus a bonus bottle of Peace & Calming if you order between 1/21/17 and 1/31/17.)
  • 2 packets of NingXia Red juice, a powerful antioxidant supplement drink made from wolfberry (goji) juice, blueberry, pomegranate, apricot, and raspberry juices and infused with lemon and orange essential oils. NingXia Red supports immune function, liver function, eye health and can increase energy!
  • A wholesale membership so you get 24% off everything. No you don’t have to sell anything and no, autoships are not required! These options are available, but not required!
  • 10 glass drams so you can take your oils to go or give samples to your friends.
  • 10 sample sachets, so you can take oils to go or give samples to your friends.
  • An AromaGlide roller fitment, so you can turn one of your oils into a roller bottle.
  • A bunch of literature, including an EO magazine and Product Guide.

The current kit oils (in the United States) include:

  • lavender (sleep, skin, relaxation, allergy trio, “swiss army knife” of oils, etc)
  • frankincense (cellular health, brain health, grounding, anxiousness, wrinkles, sadness etc)
  • lemon (clarity, detox, weight loss, part of allergy trio, non toxic cleaning etc)
  • peppermint (sugar cravings, weight loss, circulation, alertness, headaches, allergies etc)
  • copaiba (soothes inflammation, oil magnifier, throat soother, skin, hair etc)
  • PanAway (for sore muscles, achy joints, bone health, bruises, cramps, etc)
  • Thieves (immune support, toothaches, non toxic cleaning, killer of germs, etc)
  • Purification (kills bad odors, lice prevention, bug bites, acne, freshens air etc)
  • R.C. (respiratory comfort, lots of eucalyptus to open up lungs, coughing, stuffiness etc)
  • Digize (digestive support whether your pooping too much or not enough, kidney support etc)
  • Stress Away (a tropical vacation in a bottle, great for anxious, sad and stressed out people. I use it before I get into my car because driving in Southern California stresses me out.)

So there you have it.  If you have any other questions about the Premium Starter Kit, Peace & Calming, or anything else, please feel free to reach out to me.  You can click the following link to order your kit through me right now: https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/start?sponsorid=3471989&enrollerid=3471989  Please note that you must choose the wholesale membership option to get a Dew Drop kit and the Peace & Calming oil. The sign up process should just take a few minutes, and yes, they will ask you for your social security number or tax id number; this is because it is law when you have a wholesale account, but they will only use this information if you decide to sell and other people use your number to buy kits through you AND you earn over $600 in a year.  Only about 7 or 8% of us wholesale members do that though, so no pressure! 🙂

Thanks so much for reading.  I hope you take advantage and grab your kit today!  Have a wonderful week! 🙂

 

 

One of my favorite essential oils for staying in the present moment

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” -Lao Tzu

One of the intentions I set for myself in 2017 is to be more present. It’s easy to fall into the trap of dwelling on my past failures, and for as long as I can remember, even easier for me to stress over future events that may or may not even happen. My kids have taught me that pure joy and contentment live in the NOW, another reason I’ve made meditation a bigger priority for myself over the last few weeks.

I’ve been using Present Time essential oil blend to help anchor myself in the present moment. It’s a blend of bitter orange, black spruce, ylang ylang and sweet almond oils. The ancient Egyptians used citrus essential oils for stabilizing and strengthening the emotions, promoting peace, confidence and awareness. Ylang ylang increases relaxation, balances male and female energies, and restores confidence and equilibrium. Black Spruce fosters a sense of balance and grounding, and can open up and release emotional blocks. Almond oil adds a rich source of Vitamin E, and according to Ayurveda (an ancient holistic healthcare practice in India) it is considered a nutrient for the brain and nervous system.

I’ve been applying this oil blend topically over my heart to open up that chakra and it has really helped me to stay grounded. Plus it smells amazing. Have you tried this one out? If so, let me know in the comments!

Young Living’s AMAZING January 2017 Promo!

WOW!  Happy, happy new year to us!  Young Living is really kicking off 2017 with a bang!  My jaw just about dropped when I saw January’s promos.  Ah-mazing!

For those of you who are new around here, Young Living does promos every month for different PV (personal volume) levels. Generally, 1 PV equals about $1. 100 PV is around $100 and so on.  When members order at certain levels, they earn FREE essential oils.  Here’s what we get this month for the different  tiers/levels:

When you order 100 PV you get:

5 ml Citrus Vitality (Exclusively for Essential Rewards orders)

Retail value = $9.54

When you order 190 PV you get:

15 ml Eucalyptus Globulus

5 ml Basil Vitality (ER exclusive)

5 ml Citrus Fresh Vitality (ER exclusive)

Retail value= $42.76

When you order 250 PV you get:

15 ml Joy

15 ml Eucalyptus Globulus

5 ml Basil Vitality (ER exclusive)

5 ml Citrus Fresh (ER exclusive)

Retail value= $97.69

When you order 300 PV you get:

5 ml Peace & Calming (!!!)

5 ml Helichrysum (!!!)

15 ml Joy

15 ml Eucalyptus Globulus

5 ml Basil Vitality (ER exclusive)

5 ml Citrus Fresh Vitality (ER exclusive)

Retail value= $241.44

Let’s go through each oil so you can know why this is such a good deal. I mean, at the 300 PV level you’re getting $241.44 worth of free stuff, and it’s extremely valuable free stuff.

Citrus Fresh Vitality – This is a blend of orange, tangerine, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit and spearmint essential oils. Vitality oils are labeled for use as a dietary supplement and can be used to flavor your water and support various body systems. I like to diffuse it to help stimulate right brain activity and get my creative juices flowing. It is elevating, uplifting, cleansing and detoxifying. You can also use it to help support a healthy weight as grapefruit has been shown to dissolve fat.

Basil Vitality – Basil Vitality is another oil that may be ingested, if desired.  Use it to add flavor to your soups and sauces, or take it in veggie capsules to help ease occasional head pressure.  Use it in your diffuser to help ward off mental fatigue and to help support your respiratory system. Use it topically to soothe insect bites.

Eucalyptus Globulus – This variety of eucalyptus is famous for its ability to support the respiratory system. It’s also soothing to aching muscles, so use it in an epsom salt bath after a good workout. It helps to promote health, well being, purification and supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It also smells awesome; diffuse it in your home to create a spa like atmosphere.

Joy – If you know anything about frequency, Joy is a high vibrational oil and an absolute staple for emotional well being. A beautiful blend of rose, bergamot, mandarin, ylang ylang, lemon, geranium, jasmine, palmarosa, Roman chamomile and rosewood, Joy produces a magnetic energy that brings joy to the heart, mind and soul. I like to wear it on my heart when I’m feeling blue, and I like to gift it to people who are grieving. It has a romantic, floral aroma, perfect for adding to the bath or the diffuser.

Helichrysum – This is a very precious essential oil that can do amazing things. It is wonderful for the bones, joints, bumps, bruises, the nervous system etc. It detoxes, supports a healthy circulatory system, healthy skin and so much more. Google helichrysum and prepare to have your mind blown.

Peace & Calming – Peace & Calming is pretty much summed up by its name. It is wonderful for calming overactive children after a particularly exciting day. It is great for a restful night’s sleep—especially for those of you who aren’t fond of lavender for that purpose. It’s great for calming the nerves and shaking off the blues. A blend of blue tansy, patchouli, tangerine, orange and ylang ylang, this oil helps to dampen tension and uplift spirits. This one is well loved by Young Living enthusiasts and so quantities are limited to one bottle per account per month when it’s available, and it’s usually only around for a month or two out of the year. So if you want this one, you need to get it through this promo while supplies last.

As for the essential rewards exclusives, they are only available when the promos levels are reached on ER orders.  In case you’re not sure what ER is, it is Young Living’s Rewards program where you subscribe to monthly orders and earn points back on the things you buy which you can then use to get free product. If you find yourself ordering $50ish or more every month, then Essential Rewards (ER) is the way to go so you can earn even MORE free stuff and get cheaper shipping. For more about ER, you can click here.

So, are you going to take advantage of January’s incredible promos? I sure am. My advice to you is to act sooner rather than later because I have a feeling that supplies may not last long—especially for that Peace & Calming. It really is a magical, unicorn of an oil!  Well, that about sums that up. Happy New Year everyone!

Lose weight for GOOD in 2017 with the Slique in 60 Challenge!

Weight management can be yours in 2017! Are you ready to be transformed into a healthier new you? Then join the 2017 Slique in 60 Challenge starting January 9, 2017. You can find the details on Young Living’s website here.

Have you tasted the yummy Slique Shake that was released last June? The Joyful Oilers love that it is packaged in individual servings and can be added to water! I know many of us are already planning how we will detox and get back into shape post-holiday. Well, registration is now open for the Slique in 60 Challenge starting January 9th. There is plenty of inventory so stock up as needed.

The results and inches lost have been outstanding for those who have started this system since it debuted at convention this year. Go ahead and get registered and order your product now so you will be set to go!

Please read the rules and how this works and make sure that you get the desired Slique kit that you want to begin this January 9 with thousands of other YL members who are motivated to look and feel better in 2017!

To get 24% off your Slique products, become a wholesale member. You can do that by ordering a Premium Starter Kit from any of the Joyful Oiler leaders. You can find them here. Click on your leader’s photo to find out how you can order through them. Once you’re a member, you’ll be invited into our secret Facebook groups where we can share along with your journey.

Happy New Year, everyone!