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!
🙌🎉💄💋 💄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 firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks for reading. Bye for now!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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!
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.)
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!
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.
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.
A lot of my friends are pregnant right now, and I have been getting a ton of questions about which essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy. I have been directing people to the book Gentle Babies by Debra Raybern, an excellent resource for pregnant women and moms of babies, toddlers and children. And I’ve been sharing samples of one of my favorite baby/kid oils, Young Living’s Gentle Baby blend. (You can read some of my thoughts on it on this blog entry here.)
Of course, using essential oils or not during pregnancy is a very personal choice, and there really is no definitive list of which ones should absolutely be avoided. As with anything during pregnancy, take caution, do your research, and if something goes against your gut instinct then just avoid it for now. 🙂 That said, here is a list of what many people, including aromatherapists, herbalists and physicians say should be avoided during pregnancy:
Basil, Birch, Calamus, Cassia, Cinnamon Bark, Hyssop, Idaho Tansy, Lavandin (a form of lavender, often sold in stores as lavender), Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon and Wintergreen should be avoided during pregnancy.
Additionally, peppermint should not be taken in the 3rd trimester as it may cause baby to flip! Clary Sage has been known to cause contractions, so do not use that until you are in the early stages of labor and you are indeed full term and under a doula or doctor’s care. This is a favorite oil to gift to expecting mamas at 41 weeks and beyond.
Oils which many mamas choose to avoid using on babies are Eucalyptus, Basil, Juniper, Peppermint, Hyssop and Wintergreen.
Again, *you* are the mom or soon to be mommy, so it is ultimately your choice. Before you embark in your essential oils journey, you may even want to consult your healthcare provider. Another resource which is extremely helpful (for EVERYONE, not just pregnant mamas) is the Essential Oils Desk Reference by Life Science Publishing. It is my essential oil bible! I flip through it for everything! Feel free to ask questions of other “oily” moms! We are everywhere and growing in numbers! Do your research, read and if you’re so inclined pray for guidance.
Congratulations, mama! I hope you enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. If you have any other questions, feel free to connect with any of The Joyful Oilers on Facebook or shoot me an email at email@example.com. If YOU are a Joyful Oiler, ask your questions in our secret Facebook group and someone will jump on and answer you. Thanks for stopping by! Bye for now!
p.s.- Don’t have an oil person in your life yet and need a kit? You can use this link to grab your Premium Starter Kit and become a wholesale member right now. 🙂
Now through April 30, 2017 you will receive a free all natural teeth whitening duo when you order your Young Living Premium Starter Kit through me! Simply visit youngliving.com, click on “become a member” and use my member number 3471989 in the enroller and sponsor fields. I will send you a welcome email and then confirm your address with you so I can pop your freebies in the mail along with an essential oils welcome guide. You will also get exclusive access to our secret Facebook group just for the joyful oilers where you’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about essential oils. 🙂
If you are on Facebook, be sure to “like” our page at facebook.com/thejoyfuloilers. When you grab your kit you will also be invited to join our exclusive, secret Facebook education group just for the joyful oilers. We teach in there through posts and videos and have member only giveaways that you don’t want to miss out on!
Want to know more about oils before jumping in? Here is an audio of an Essential Oils 101 class for your listening pleasure. 🙂 Enjoy!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with me on Facebook. Thank you for reading. Bye for now!
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 email@example.com or connect with me on Facebook. Bye for now!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to connect with you soon! Bye for now!