Young Living Essential Oil Promos September 2016

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Hey friends!  I realize that there are only two days left in the month and that perhaps I should have written this post like 4 weeks ago, but here it is nonetheless.  I want to share Young Living’s promos for September 2016!

So for those of you who aren’t familiar with Young Living’s promos, each month Young Living generously gives away free essential oils and oil infused products as a thank you for hitting certain PV amounts. “PV” in this context just means “point value”, and in most cases $1=1 PV.  There are usually 3 tiers for the promo, 190 PV, 250 PV and 300 PV, so the more you buy, the more free product you get.

This month’s freebies are geared towards the active life.  Let’s break down the promos by PV amount, shall we?

When you order 190PV, you also get…  (freebie retail value = $106.25)

15mL Wintergreen
This oil is the key ingredient in the Cool Azul Pain Cream, Deep Relief and PanAway and is known for its cool, tingling sensation.  It’s great for the muscles after you’ve been lifting weights or lugging around heavy children.

5mL PanAway
Panaway is one of my favorites and one that I have to reorder often, since my husband and I use it nightly in coconut oil for massages. It also helps with occasional head pressure, everyday joint and muscle discomfort, and for cramps during “that time-of-the-month.”  (Ladies, you know what I’m talkin about.)  This is a must-have, which is why it comes standard in the Premium Starter Kit, but that little 5 ml won’t last you forever and it is one of the pricier oils, so the fact that it’s free this month is kind of amazing.

15mL Oregano (ER orders only)
Oregano is a fantastic support for the immune system.  I like to put Oregano Vitality in veggie capsules when I am feeling a little under the weather, and it is a must for my immune boosting roll-on blend.  Note: This one is only free if the order is done on your Essential Rewards (ER) order.  (Essential Rewards is a subscription service in which you earn points back on your orders which you can exchange for even more free product.)
When you order 250PV, you also get… (freebie retail value $137.50)

the 190PV promos, plus…
5mL Northern Lights Black Spruce
Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil comes from Young Living’s new Northern Lights farm in British Columbia, Canada. It has an amazingly rich, woodsy aroma that is invigorating but also grounding.  My kids think it smells like Christmas trees, and I would say that’s a fair assessment. So if you have a fake tree in your house and you miss that glorious smell, put this in your diffuser! It’s the best thing ever!
300PV (freebie retail value = $183.22)

You get the 250PV promos, plus…
Ortho Sport Massage Oil
I actually just tried this product for the first time a couple weeks ago.  My husband and I make our own massage oil from coconut oil and PanAway, which we’ve been fine with, and the only reason I ended up trying this was because I got it for free in this month’s promo.  Anyway, GUYS, this stuff is AMAZING.  This massage oil is packed with powerful oils including Wintergreen, Peppermint, Thyme, and Oregano to relieve muscles from a tough workout or even a sore back from sitting at a desk all day.  As well as our DIY PanAway coconut oil concoction works, I think we’ve just found a replacement.  The pump bottle is really convenient for massages, and it doesn’t feel terribly greasy on the skin.  Plus, a little goes a long way, so we’ve barely put it a dent in it even though we’ve been using it a ton!

So those are the September 2016 promos!  Additionally, if you are brand spankin new and haven’t ordered a Premium Starter Kit yet, this would be an excellent time to hop on the train because brand new wholesale members signing up this month will also receive a free bottle of Thieves laundry detergent with their kits.  That’s pretty awesome, right?!  Young Living isn’t just essential oils.  Young Living has tons of essential oil infused products that can replace the toxic things that may be lurking in your home currently.

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Now, if you are brand new and wanting to grab your kit, you can still qualify for the above promos in addition to your free laundry detergent if you want by adding an additional 90, 150 or 200 PV to your Premium Starter Kit (PSK) order.  PSKs are worth 100 PV, and hitting those promos by replacing what you’re currently using with YL products is easy to do.  I get all of my toothpaste, face wash, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, body wash, hand soap, even my dietary supplements through Young Living.  It’s amazing stuff.  Do you have questions for me?  Please feel free to connect with me through any of my social media accounts, listed below, or give me a call if you want.  I could talk oils all day.  Thanks for reading, friends! Until next time…

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20 Diffuser Recipes For Fall

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Hey friends!  I hope you guys are enjoying fall so far!  Me?  Well, I’m just going to have to pretend for now because San Diego hasn’t gotten the memo that it’s supposed to be fall and we’re in the middle of a crazy heat wave at the moment.  But that’s ok, because I can create my own sweater weather in the meantime with my a/c and I can trick my subconscious mind with all the autumn smells wafting through the air courtesy of my diffuser.  Yay for autumn smells!

If you follow me regularly you may recall a recent blog I wrote on scented candles and why you should avoid them like the plague.  Think cancer, asthma and many other terrible things you don’t want for yourself or for your family.  Long story short, most scented candles are highly toxic and release undesirable chemicals into the air, which you then breathe in and take into your lungs and into your blood stream.  It’s not worth it, friends.  Just say no to toxic scented candles!

But smells are such a huge part of our lives, aren’t they?  Especially during this fun and festive time of year?  What’s a girl to do?   Forego dreamy autumn scents in exchange for healthy lungs?  Well, guess what friend.  You can have your dreamy autumn scents and keep your lungs healthy at the same time.  This is where essential oils come in, obviously.  🙂  Today I am going to share with you my top 20 diffuser recipes for fall.  These essential oil blends will be sure to delight you and your house guests, and bonus, they will simultaneously support your health and well being.  So without further ado, I present to you my top 20 diffuser recipes for fall:

  1. Pumpkin Pie– 5 drops cinnamon bark + 1 drop clove + 1 drop nutmeg
  2. Pumpkin Spice Latte– 4 drops cardamom + 2 drops orange + 1 drop cinnamon bark + 1 drop clove + 1 drop ginger
  3. Sweater Weather– 3 drops eucalyptus globulus + 2 drops juniper + 1 drop sage
  4. Mulled Cider– 4 drops orange + 2 drops nutmeg + 1 drop cinnamon + 1 drop clove
  5. Autumn Hike– 4 drops cypress + 2 drops Idaho blue spruce + 2 drops sandalwood
  6. Spiced Chai– 3 drops cardamom + 2 drops cinnamon bark + 2 drops clove + 1 drop ginger
  7. Woodland Walk– 3 drops frankincense + 2 drops Idaho blue spruce + 1 drop cedarwood
  8. Falling Leaves– 5 drops orange + 1 drop patchouli + 1 drop ginger
  9. Orange Pomander– 3 drops orange + 2 drops clove + 2 drops rosemary
  10. Snickerdoodle– 5 drops Stress Away + 3 drops cinnamon bark + 1 drop nutmeg
  11. Thanksgiving– 4 drops Christmas Spirit + 3 drops clove + 3 drops lemon
  12. Cozy Flannel– 4 drops bergamot + 4 drops orange + 4 drops Stress Away
  13. Cider & Donuts– 6 drops Stress Away + 3 drops cinnamon + 2 drops orange + 1 drop nutmeg
  14. Freshly Baked Cinnamon Rolls– 5 drops Stress Away + 3 drops cinnamon bark
  15. Apple Cider– 4 drops Thieves + 2 drops orange + 1 drop nutmeg
  16. Trick-or-Treat– 3 drops grapefruit + 2 drops orange + 1 drop lime
  17. Harvest Time– 3 drops tangerine + 2 drops cinnamon + 1 drop clove
  18. Apple Pie– 2 drops cinnamon bark + 2 drops clove + 1 Stress Away + 1 drop nutmeg
  19. Thanksgiving Joy– 3 drops cypress + 2 drops Northern Lights black spruce + 2 drops sandalwood
  20. Grandma’s Stuffin in the Oven– 3 drops rosemary + 2 drops thyme + 1 drop sage + 1 drop lemon

Choose your favorite combination from above, add water to your diffuser, drop your Young Living essential oils into the water (order them from me right here), and enjoy the warm  fragrance of fall.  I’m really diggin “Cider & Donuts” at the moment.  Ahhhhh….so good.  Have you tried any of these blends for fall yet?  Which one is your favorite?  Let me know in the comments below!  Was this your first time visiting?  Welcome, new friend!  Be sure to check out some of my other blogs and connect with me through any of my social accounts, listed below.  Have a fantastic fall, y’all!

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Introduction to Essential Oils Class in Carlsbad, California 9/30/16

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Happy Friday, friends!  I hope you’re enjoying the second day of fall as much as I am!  I have been  at the Carlsbad office playing with fun fall scents in my diffuser this morning, and now I totally want a pumpkin spice latte or apple pie or something, ha!  Anyway, I just wanted to do a quick post to let my local friends know about a live event I am doing one week from today, here at Drop Talk Live in Carlsbad, Ca.  We are right by the Carlsbad Poinsettia Coaster Station, and we actually share a parking lot with them.  You can see our big, bright Drop Talk Live sign from the parking lot. 🙂 (Drop Talk is the name of one of our oil education groups on Facebook, in case you’re wondering!)
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Next Friday, September 30th, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. I will be teaching a class on the basics of essential oils.  I’ll be explaining what essential oils are, where essential oils come from, the 3 ways you can use essential oils, basic essential oil safety and finally, I will be going through 11 of the most popular essential oils and what they can do for you.  We’ll discuss how essential oils can benefit you and your family through supporting health and emotional well being.  We’ll talk about essential oils for restful sleep, oils for using after exercise, essential oils for increasing energy and mental alertness, essential oils for supporting the immune system, essential oils for helping you enjoy the outdoors when the Santa Ana winds strike, essential oils for supporting healthy weight, essential oils for stress management and so much more.  This is going to be a jam-packed 2 hours of essential oil education, so if you are anywhere near Carlsbad, Ca then please come!  North County, Orange County, San Diego County, I am talking to you! 🙂

We are located at 6862 Embarcadero Ln, Carlsbad, Ca 92011.  The event is from 6-8 p.m. and is adults only.  (If you have a baby in arms or in a sling, that’s ok.)  If you want to use your GPS to get here then use the address of the Carlsbad Poinsettia Coaster Station to get here so that you arrive on the correct side of the building; as I mentioned, we share a parking lot with the transit center.  Once you park, head over to the 3 story buildings right behind you, and you will see our big, bright Drop Talk Live sign.

So far we have people coming from Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Marcos and Valley Center.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  If you’re new around here, I am Crystal Silvas, the girl behind the scenes here at thejoyfuloilers.com.  You can reach me by email at crystal@thejoyfuloilers.com, by cell phone at (760) 658-0655 or through any of my social media accounts, which will be linked to below.  I really hope to connect with you in person!  We are going to have a great night, and I’ll have some fun surprises up my sleeve, so definitely come!  See you soon, friends!

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Hello, beautiful, glorious fall!

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Happy first day of fall, friend!  I don’t know about you, but we have been so ready for this for a while!  We’ve been collecting pumpkins in our home and diffusing our favorite fall scents on the down low for weeks.  (Be on the lookout for a post about that!)  My heart is overflowing with joy and gratitude looking forward to the coming months.  I really love this time of year, and to celebrate I am having a one day special for today, Thursday September 22nd, 2016.  By the way, this is available worldwide.

For all of my friends who grab a Premium Starter Kit from me today, I will personally send you a bonus all natural teeth whitening duo, consisting of Thieves toothpaste and a bottle of Orange Vitality essential oil.  I’m also going to send you a book chock full of information to help get you rolling with your new oily lifestyle.  Additionally, when you sign up for a wholesale membership today (by grabbing a Premium Starter Kit with this link), Young Living is also going to send you a free bottle of Thieves laundry detergent so you can replace what you’re currently using; most detergents on the shelves today are filled with nasty chemicals that are damaging to your health.

By signing up for a wholesale membership with me today you will get twelve bottles of essential oil for supporting health and well being, a diffuser, 2 packets of NingXia Red, 10 sample sachets of essential oil, 10 travel drams, literature, a tube of Thieves Aromabright toothpaste and a bottle of Thieves laundry detergent.  This is well over $400 worth of oily goodness for just $160 plus tax and shipping.  To grab your PSK and claim your free gifts, use this link to sign up for a wholesale membership now.  Remember, you must sign up for a wholesale account to grab a kit.  This does not obligate you to monthly shipments and you don’t have to sell anything ever, unless you want to down the road, but no one will ever pressure you to do that. 🙂  It will however give you a 24% wholesale discount on all orders, which is pretty awesome.

When you order a Premium Starter Kit through me you will be welcomed with open arms into our tribe of Joyful Oilers.  You will then have access to our secret Facebook groups chock full of informative videos and posts.  You’ll be able have fun with us, learn fun new diffuser recipes, and participate in our exclusive Joyful Oiler giveaways for chances to win new products you haven’t tried yet, and so much more.  If you want to hear more about that please connect with me through any of my social media accounts listed below, or give me a call on my cell.  My phone number is (760) 658-0655.  I am happy to answer any of your questions.  I could seriously talk oils all day long.  (In fact, I do!)  I really hope to connect with you soon.  Happy fall, y’all!

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How To Stop Procrastination with Motivation Essential Oil Blend

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As an Aries girl, when I feel motivated to act on my ideas I am truly unstoppable.  Need help starting a project?  I am totally your girl.  Once in a while, though, procrastination strikes.  I lose my steam and then I have piles of unfinished projects allover the place, both literally and figuratively.  A few months ago I ordered Motivation essential oil blend for the first time because I kept hearing rave reviews about its effectiveness.  While I love love LOVE my essential oils, I must say I was a little bit skeptical about the claims people made about this one.  How in the world can an oil stop you from procrastinating?  Read on, my friend.

Motivation essential oil blend was formulated by Young Living’s D. Gary Young to help people overcome their fears and especially their procrastination.  It was created to help people take action in their lives.  Motivation is a blend of Roman Chamomile, Spruce, Ylang Ylang and Lavender essential oils.  Let’s take a closer look at each ingredient to shed some light on why this blend works so well.

  • Roman Chamomile: This essential oil was used by ancient Romans to help them clear their minds and to help empower them before they headed into battle.  This oil is very calming and soothing and is believed to help one overcome their fears.
  • Spruce: This essential oil is very grounding to the body.  It helps to create the balance and opening necessary to give and to receive.  It creates a feeling of empowerment and encouragement.
  • Ylang Ylang: Derived from flowers, this oil may help balance the male-female energies to help you to better tune in spiritually.  It is great for focusing the mind on the present moment, filtering out unwanted noise and bringing back feelings of self-love, confidence, peace and joy. It is also a well known aphrodisiac, ladies.
  • Lavender: Perhaps one of the most well known essential oils on Earth, lavender has traditionally been known to balance the body wherever there is a need.  It may help promote consciousness, health, love, peace and a general sense of well-being.

I love to diffuse Motivation essential oil along with orange essential oil, because orange essential oil is so cheery, uplifting and invigorating.  It works beautifully with Motivation.  I like to add 3 drops of each essential oil to my office diffuser before I get started on writing content or editing pictures.  Sometimes, when I want to nudge my husband to get busy on the honey-do-list, I will add this blend to the downstairs diffuser and he won’t know what hit him.  It springs him into action like no ones business, and after a few hours of extreme productivity he’ll say “Did you put Motivation in the diffuser again?”  Cracks me up every time.  True story.

I also find it helpful to diffuse this blend before starting daunting tasks, like the never ending piles of laundry and dishes.  Sometimes I put it in the diffuser to help me start the dishes, and the next thing I know I’m scrubbing baseboards and tackling the garage.  It’s wild.  Have you tried Motivation essential oil blend?  What has your experience been?  Let me know in the comments below.  If you want to grab your own bottle of liquid Motivation at the wholesale price (24% off) then follow this link to become a member and then add it to your kit.  If you’re already a wholesale member, simply log into the Virtual Office and add it to your cart.  It is so worth it, I promise you.  Thanks for reading, friends!  I hope to connect with you soon.

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Free Thieves Laundry Detergent for New Wholesale Members in September 2016

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Hi friends!  If you have been following my blog for a while then you probably already know what an amazing value Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit is, yes?  In case you’re new around here, let me explain why the Premium Starter Kit (PSK) is the best way to get started with essential oils.

When you order a PSK it automatically makes you a wholesale member, so you get to enjoy wholesale pricing, saving you 24% off the retail price.  Pretty sweet, right?  Also, in case you’re wondering, no, being a wholesale member does not mean you have to sell anything or be obligated to an autoship program.  These options will be available to you if you choose to participate in the future, but the Joyful Oilers  will never pressure you to do that, so no worries!  Here’s what you get when you order the current Premium Starter Kit:

  • 11 bottles of essential oils for supporting the immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, circulatory system, sleep, mood, energy and much more
  • A cool-mist diffuser that doubles as an air humidifier and is made from high quality, medical grade plastic that won’t break down on you
  • 1 AromaGlide fitment so you can make your own roll-on oil bottle
  • 10 mini drams so you can travel with your oils or share them with your friends
  • 10 sample packets
  • 2 pouches of NingXia Red berry juice, chock full of powerful antioxidants
  • Reading materials, a wholesale discount of 24% off and more!

The PSK contains over $325 worth of goodness for only $160 (plus tax/shipping.)  This is a steal as it is, because the benefits you’re getting from these oils are priceless.  But because they love us so much, Young Living is sweetening the deal for you even more this September.  For the month of September 2016, every new wholesale member who buys a PSK this month will also receive a bottle of Thieves laundry detergent.  This also applies to reactivating members who reactivate with a Premium Starter Kit!  I do believe this is only for U.S. members though.

So why use Young Living’s Thieves laundry detergent?  Here are a few reasons:

  • It’s free from phosphates, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, dyes, synthetic perfumes, petrochemicals, fomaldehyde, optical brighteners and other toxins
  • It’s super concentrated and lasts a long time. Just 1/2 a cap full per load in conventional washers and just a 1/4 cap full in HE washers!
  • It’s infused with the goodness of jade lemon, bergamot, clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils.

Conventional laundry detergents are pretty terrible for the environment, and equally terrible for your health, so the sooner you make the switch to this all natural alternative, the better!  Now is a really great time since it’s free with your Premium Starter Kit order.

To order your Premium Starter Kit right now, follow this link and be sure that “member” is checked.  ***This deal does not apply to retail customers and you can only get a starter kit if you become a member!***  My member numbers should already be filled out for you in the enroller and sponsor fields, 3471989.  Remember, becoming a member does not mean you have to sell anything or order monthly.  Got it?  Ok, good!  🙂  If you need more info, feel free to explore my web site or reach out to me with any questions you may have.  I love talking oils and would love to welcome you into our tribe of Joyful Oilers.  Let’s connect soon!

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The Problem With Scented Candles (and what I use instead!)

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I am big on delicious smells, which is why I used to be a scented candle and Scentsy junkie.  I didn’t know what they were made of, and frankly, I didn’t care, because they made my house smell good and that’s really all I wanted.  About four years ago when my family was suffering ill health and I was turned on to the idea that what we put into our bodies actually has an effect on us, I went way down the organic food and wellness rabbit hole.  I learned that it’s not just what we put into our bodies that can cause problems, but what we put on to our bodies, what we drink and even what we breathe.

My research led me to countless articles on the hidden toxins in our homes, so after we got rid of all the pesticide-laden food and GMOs in our cupboards and fridge it was on to our personal care and household items.  I was a bit distressed when I learned that most scented candles and wickless candles (like Scentsy for example) are highly toxic.  I was so bummed, because like I said before, I love love love delicious smells, and I was addicted to the ambiance and experience the candles created for me.  However, after learning what I learned I was unwilling to subject my family to the toxins and had to part ways with my Scentsy burners and scented candles, even the pumpkin spice ones and the ones that smelled wonderfully like apple pie.

So, what did I learn about scented candles that had me so wigged out?  For one thing, most candles are made of paraffin wax, which creates highly toxic benzene and toluene when burned—both of which are known carcinogens, meaning, they may cause cancer.  Environmental pollutants expert Anne Steinemann,  who is a professor of civil engineering and the chair of sustainable cities at the University of Melbourne says that these chemicals can cause damage to the brain, lung and central nervous system and they can cause and contribute to developmental difficulties.  Those are pretty big consequences just to make your home smell nice.

In addition to the toxic choice of wax, most scented candles are made even worse with the use of mysterious, synthetic fragrances.  As I mentioned in a previous post, “fragrance” in most cases is treated as “proprietary information” by the FDA and doesn’t have to be disclosed.  Steinemann said for some people, the effects are “immediate, acute and severe,” while others may not realize they are being effected until they gradually develop health issues.

Chemistry professor Ruhullah Massoudi of South Carolina State University says that “For a person who lights a candle every day for years or just uses them frequently, inhalation of these dangerous pollutants drifting in the air could contribute to the development of health risks like cancer, common allergies and even asthma.”  Often times when people develop health issues over time, like asthma for example, they don’t think to link it to their scented candle use or their exposure to environmental toxins and the problem persists.

So what’s a girl to do?  Have a house that smells stale or—dare I say—boring???  Nope, don’t worry.  You can still have yummy smells, and even ambiance.  Diffusing therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living has completely replaced my scented candle addiction, and besides smelling ah-mazing they have the added benefit of supporting my family’s wellness, both physical and emotional.  And because of Young Living’s Seed to Seal promise I can rest assured that we are only inhaling the concentrated life force of organically grown plants with zero pesticides or mystery “fragrance.”

When you grab a Premium Starter Kit (PSK) you get 11 different essential oils to play around with plus a diffuser so you can smell them all day long in your home or office.  I use different PSK  oils to help me achieve different things.  When I am in relaxing mode I diffuse lavender into the air, especially at bed time, because it goes to work at the cellular level in the body to calm the nervous system, making for a great night’s sleep.  Stress Away is another PSK oil I love for this purpose.  It does for me exactly what its name suggests.  In the morning, I like to use lemon and peppermint together in the diffuser to awaken my mind and oxygenate my body so I am ready for the day.  When the weather is cool and I am looking forward to the holidays, I use Thieves in my diffuser.  Its warm, invigorating scent is reminiscent of fall and winter treats baking in the oven, and it has the added benefit of supporting the immune system during “cold season.”  There are 6 more oils in the PSK that do other wonderful things for me too, but I highlighted a few of my favorites for the diffuser.  When you are ready to ditch your scented candles and grab your 11 essential oils, diffuser and more you can use this link to order your PSK.  If you have any questions please connect with me through any of my social media accounts, listed below.  I could talk oils all day!

Are you already diffusing Young Living essential oils?  What are your favorite oils to put into your diffuser?  Let me know in the comments!

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How Thieves Essential Oil Got its Name and How I Use It To Stay Healthy

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Labor day is already a few days away, most kids are back in school, people are getting back into their routines, the stores are filling up with pumpkins and fall decor and (depending on where you live) the weather may be starting to cool off some.  For many this time of year also signifies the start of something else, something less desirable: the spreading of germs.  Thankfully, there’s an oil for that.  Actually, there are several, but today we’re going to talk about Thieves.

Thieves essential oil is my go-to for maintaining good health in our household.  A powerful blend of cinnamon, clove, rosemary, eucalyptus and lemon essential oils, Thieves oil is amazing at supporting the immune system.  Its name was inspired by the legend of four French thieves in the 15th century who wore a special blend of rosemary, clove and other botanicals while they robbed the dead and dying.  The story goes, when the thieves were caught they were offered a lesser punishment if they would divulge to the king the secret to their immunity, despite being exposed to a highly infectious, deadly disease.  In 1991, Young Living founder D. Gary Young researched these ingredients while studying the history of essential oils in London and recounts the following about the history of Thieves:

“I must tell you that I have read 17 different versions of the Thieves story,” says Gary, “Some that claim there were four thieves and others that claim there were 40! Many of these legends took place in the 15th century, but still others put the date in the 18thcentury. The formulas also varied from one story to the next, but through my research, I was led to four key botanicals that were mentioned again and again. Those ingredients were clove, cinnamon, rosemary, and lemon—four of the same ingredients that make up Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend today.

“The legends speculate that the thieves believed that wearing this special combination of botanicals provided protection while they were stealing. French authorities recognized that there was such value in this mixture that upon the thieves’ capture, they received a more merciful punishment on condition that they divulge the ingredients in their secret formula to the king.

“To round out my modern Thieves formula and add another element of protection, I included eucalyptus radiata, which would have been rare to find in those days.”

As I mentioned in a previous post, disease cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment, and Thieves essential oil help to create a highly oxygenated environment that is unfriendly to bacteria, viruses, fungi and other nasty things.  Thieves essential oil can be used aromatically and topically, and it also comes in a Vitality version to be used internally as a supplement.

Because of the spicy cinnamon and clove essential oils, Thieves is considered a “hot” oil and should be diluted with a carrier oil (coconut, almond, avocado, grapeseed, V-6 etc) when used on children so as to not irritate their sensitive skin.  When my kids have been around coughing, sneezing children we bust out our Thieves essential oil.  Before bed, I rub diluted Thieves on the bottoms of their feet and put some Thieves in their diffusers.  I am a big DIYer, so I also make my own Thieves spray that I carry in my bag.  During “cold season” I bring it with me to school and before my son goes into class I spray him with it.

At the first sign that I may be coming down with something, I take Thieves Vitality in a veggie capsule and I drink it down with water, or I add a single drop to my daily NingXia Red shot in the morning.  Thieves is also great for oral health; I used it to numb my inflamed gums around an impacted wisdom tooth, and many use it (diluted of course) on the gums of teething babies.  In a 1997 study conducted at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, a 90% reduction of airborne microorganisms was shown after diffusing Thieves for just 12 minutes, and 99.3% were gone after 20 minutes!

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Thieves is a blend I love in my downstairs diffuser in cooler weather not only for its immune system supporting qualities but also because it smells wonderfully like the holidays.  The warm, spicy aroma goes to work on the limbic system of the brain and calls to mind cozy fall and winter memories.  I think of my mom’s famous spiral ham covered in cloves and freshly baked Christmas cookies.  When my little nephew wants his mama to add Thieves to their diffuser he asks her for “pumpkin pie.”  The cinnamon and clove really shine in this blend.  It’s a much healthier alternative to the toxic fumes that come out of most scented candles and wickless candles these days, and it pulls double duty since it also cleans the air and boosts immunity.

Thieves Vitality essential oil comes in the current version of the Premium Starter Kit, along with 10 other essential oils.  Thieves essential oil was the first oil I tried from Young Living that absolutely sold me on becoming a wholesale member, not only because of its heavenly smell but because it is SO effective.  It is so wonderful that a whole line of Thieves products was created so people can replace their toxic household cleaners and personal care products with the power of Thieves, but we’ll talk about that another day.

If you have any other questions about Thieves essential oil or would like some support with a specific body system you’re having trouble with, feel free to contact me through any of my social media accounts.  You can email me at crystal@thejoyfuloilers.com or you can friend me on Facebook.  If you are curious about becoming a wholesale member so you can save 24% percent off the retail price, click here to find out more.  I hope you learned something new today.  Have you already tried Thieves essential oil?  What’s your favorite use?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit – Why should you get one?

The best way to get started with Young Living essential oils is to grab yourself a Premium Starter Kit (PSK.)  This is how all of the Joyful Oilers got started, because it’s by far the best value, saving you over $150 versus buying everything separately at the retail price.  Plus when you buy a PSK you automatically become a wholesale member of Young Living, which simply means you get to enjoy wholesale pricing AND (***if you want to***) you are also eligible to participate in Essential Rewards and earning commissions when you share oils.  These last two are totally optional however, and many Joyful Oilers become wholesale members just to get the discount.  Totally fine!

What comes in the kit?

The kit comes with a diffuser (you choose which one!), 11 of the most popular essential oils, a roller, samples, mini bottles for travel, 2 packets of NingXia Red antioxidant berry juice, awesome literature and more!  (See the pic above!) Plus, when you enroll through a Joyful Oiler, you get access to our FB oil groups and an informative handbook to help you get started! 🎉

These are the oils that come in the current PSK and—in a nutshell—what they can do for YOU.

Thieves – a.k.a. the healthy-keeper.  It helps clean the air, boosts immunity, makes our digestive systems work their best, and it basically smells like Christmas.
Purification – gets rid of bad odors and also cleanses the air. It feels amazing rubbed on the outside of your throat when you need extra support in the Winter. I use it as all natural, non-toxic deodorant and I love it in our laundry!
Copaiba – supports the body’s response to injury/irritation, is a driving oil (enhances other oils!), regulates my natural immune responses, can be soothing, promotes youthful appearance from the inside out. ☺️
Frankincense – Incredible for my skin and immune system, eases occasional and minor tension/anxiety, promotes feelings of calmness and balance, and (super awesome) it was given to baby Jesus as a gift. This is a great one to use during prayer and meditation practices, or for a good night’s rest.
 RC – contains 3 different kinds of eucalyptus which have naturally occurring eucalyptol (really good stuff), inspires and uplifts before working out, creates a comforting environment, and is excellent for respiratory support.
DiGize – supports a super healthy digestive system, alleviates nausea and upset/sour stomach, great for occasional irregularity or upset tummies, relief from occasional heartburn
Lemon – naturally highlights hair, all natural de-greaser, maintains energy levels, helps oily skin, calluses, cellulite, detoxing your body, weight loss. The works!
Stress Away – exactly what it says. We roll it onto our wrists and the back of our necks anytime we want it. ☺️ This one makes for one happy mama on busy weekday mornings and in traffic on the crazy, California freeways. And did I mention it smells like key lime pie? Oh yes.
Peppermint – part of the trio that helps me enjoy springtime outdoors, keeps my head happy when it’s under pressure, supports the digestive system, promotes proper nasal and respiratory function, helps curb sugar cravings, and helps me feel more awake and energized! I’m obsessed.
Panaway – so many types of relief. Helps with occasional head discomfort, everyday joint and muscle soreness, and that “time of the month” cramp sucky-ness. A must have for the gym.
Lavender – “the Swiss Army knife of essential oils.” We use it for enjoying the springtime outdoors. It’s also great for relaxation, sleepy cream, a calm environment for kids and grownups, healthy, beautiful skin, soothing summertime skin and so much more!

All of these oils are SO GOOD!  You should get you some.  😉  When you do, use this link to order your PSK so you can be a Joyful Oiler too!  Make sure my numbers are in the enroller and sponsor fields—3471989—and when your order goes through you can expect a welcome email from me and some snail-mail with goodies shortly thereafter.  If you order *this month* (August 2016) you also get a bonus 12th oil, cedarwood, when you join as a wholesale member!  In case you missed my blog all about cedarwood earlier this month, it’s a great oil for restful sleep, gorgeous skin, promoting hair growth and more!  (We put it in our sleepy time roll-ons, shampoo and mascara!)

Do you have any other questions?  Just ask me.  🙂  You can reach me on any of my social media accounts by clicking the buttons below, you can email me, you can add me on Facebook or you can call me at (760) 658-0655.  I love meeting new people, and I sure do love introducing newbies to this wonderful oil life.  Let’s connect soon!

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Deep Relief for when you stay up on Pinterest all night

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It turns out I can’t pin like I could in my 20s.  In my 20s I could stay up pinning til like 2 in the morning and be totally fine the next day.  Now I can barely hang til 11 p.m. and the next day I feel like a truck hit me.  I stayed up late pinning last night and when I woke up my back and neck were so angry with me.  Like, it hurt to move my head.  I am ever so grateful for this magical unicorn of an oil.  I just rolled some on my poor, achy neck and the clouds parted and angels began to sing. This is the stuff right here.  Thank you Deep Relief.  I love you to infinity and beyond! 😄🎉 

So what makes Deep Relief essential oil blend so wonderful?  We talked a little bit about it yesterday.  (It’s one of the essential oils you can earn for FREE this month!)    Deep Relief combines peppermint, lemon, Balsam Canada, clove bud, copaiba, coconut oil, wintergreen, helichrysum flower, vetiver root, and dorado azul seed essential oils in a convenient roll-on bottle.  Together, these oils provide deep and lasting relief for sore muscles, joints and ligaments, stressed nerves and occasional head pressure.  This roll on bottle bounces around between my purse, backpack and gym bag on the daily because it is THAT essential.

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Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients and what they do.

Peppermint aids in the body’s natural ability to fend off inflammation.  It has a soothing, cooling effect and also helps to enhance the effects of the other oils in the blend.  Additionally, it helps the entire blend to quickly penetrate the tissues of the body.

Lemon promotes health, the body’s natural ability to heal itself, physical energy and purification.  It has an invigorating and warming fragrance and has been used historically to support the muscles in overcoming soreness.

Balsam fir creates a feeling of grounding, anchoring and empowerment.  It can also stimulate the mind while simultaneously allowing the body to relax.  When used topically (as you would in this blend) it can help to relieve tired muscles and joints.

Copaiba is extremely high in β-Caryophyllene, a sesquiterpene which is immensely helpful to the body’s natural ability to fight inflammation.  Traditionally, copaiba has been used for muscle aches, stiffness and nervous exhaustion.  It is also known as a “magnifier,” magnifying the effects of the other essential oils it is blended with.

Clove is well known for its powerful numbing sensation and its immune supporting qualities.

Wintergreen contains 99% methyl salicylate, which gives it cortisone-like properties.  It can be very beneficial for  supporting the relief of achy muscles, bones, and joints.

Helichrysum can be cleansing to the blood and may support the circulatory system.  It is an excellent support to bone health as well as to brain health.

Vetiver has a warming effect on the skin when applied topically and can also be stress-relieving.

Dorado Azul has been known to support the hormonal, nervous and respiratory systems and provides an excellent support to the body’s natural ability to relieve inflammation.

Together, all of the above essential oils have a beautiful, synergistic effect which feels amazing on the skin and goes down deep to help you feel good.  Two thumbs up for Deep Relief essential oil blend!  It is liquid gold, so it’s no wonder that Young Living limits purchases of this roll-on to one bottle per account per month—and it STILL goes out of stock pretty frequently.  Not right now though, so grab it while you can!  Did I mention you can get it for free this month if you play your cards just right?  Want to get it at the wholesale price (24% off retail)?  Become a member now by grabbing a kit from me and then add this precious blend to your cart before you check out.  I promise you, you’re going to be like “Hey Deep Relief, where have you been all my life?!”  And then you will be able to be up all night on Pinterest, pinning all the things, until the wee hours of the morning and your neck won’t hate you forever the next day.  And that is my PSA for the day. The end.

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