Young Living Promotions for October 2016 – How to get FREE essential oils this month

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Hey friends!  Happy October!  This is one of my favorite times of the year, and Young Living has made this month even sweeter with this month’s promotions.  They have added a brand new 100 PV tier which is great for those of you on Essential Rewards.

If this is your very first time reading my blog and you have no idea what I’m talking about, no worries.  Let me explain.  Every month Young Living offers free essential oils and oil-infused products to wholesale members who hit certain PV amounts within a single order.  PV in this context just means “Personal Volume.”  With most essential oils $1=1 PV.  Does that make sense?  If it doesn’t, just connect with me and I’ll try to explain it to you better. 🙂

Usually you have to buy 190, 250 or 300 PV worth of stuff in a single order to qualify for the free promotional items, but this month they have started a new 100 PV tier just for participants of Essential Rewards!  Ok, so let’s go through each tier and the products you’ll earn FOR FREE this month.

When you order 100 PV on an Essential Rewards order you will also get…

5 ml Lavender Vitality

Lavender essential oil is renowned for its calming and soothing properties. Lavender Vitality is the same essential oil with a different label.  It is labeled for use as a dietary supplement, meaning it is regarded as safe for consumption by the FDA.  Lavender can be used in many recipes to add a light floral accent.  My favorite ways to use it are in lavender lemonade when it’s hot out and in a vegetable capsule along with Peppermint Vitality and Lemon Vitality on spring days when the air is heavy with pollen! I also love lavender in my diffuser for a good night’s sleep, and so do my 2 kiddos!

Retail value of freebies at 100 PV Tier: $15.46

When you order 190 PV  in a single order you will get…

5 ml Palo Santo

Palo Santo aka “holy wood” has been used by the indigenous people of the Amazon in rituals and ceremonies for the purifying and cleansing of evil spirits, misfortunes and calamity.  It’s great for emotional balance and helps support the immune and nervous systems.  Many people use it to help with spiritual awareness and for focusing during meditation while simultaneously clearing the space of negative energy.

plus 5 ml Lavender Vitality and 5 ml Clove Vitality if the 190 PV order is on ER

Clove is a great oil for immune system support, which is why it is a key ingredient in Thieves essential oil blend. I have also used it on an impacted wisdom tooth for its wonderfully numbing properties.  I have been using this one a lot for my fall diffuser blends too!

Retail value of freebies at 190 PV tier: $70.39

When you order 250 PV in a single order you will get…

The 190 PV items plus…

Thieves Fruit & Veggie Spray

This Thieves infused spray is a great way to clean your fruits and vegetables before eating them. It’s quick, convenient and efficient!

When you order 300 PV in a single order you will get…

The 250 PV items plus…

14.4 oz Thieves’ Household Cleaner

Thieves Household Cleaner is one of the first products I used from Young Living before I became a member myself.  It is SO versatile and I love that it doesn’t hurt my lungs or make me feel light-headed.  It’s super concentrated, so a bottle lasts several months.  It’s October and I am still using the one I bought in the beginning of January!  I like to put a cap full into a spray bottle with distilled water for general cleaning and I like to make a soft scrub of it with baking soda for tougher jobs, like the stovetop after a pot boils over and crusts on to the range!  Bathrooms, kitchens, floors, baseboards, door knobs….this stuff handles it all.

New Zealand Wool Dryer Balls with 5 ml Lavender

Ok, this one is really exciting!  Maybe you know this already and maybe you don’t, but dryer sheets are very toxic to the lungs and they’re a fire hazard.  Wool dryer balls on the other hand are a safe and all natural way to soften and fluff up your laundry.  Add a couple drops of lavender essential oil to them and they also make your laundry smell like a dream.  I would suggest to you that if you want to grab the 300 PV promo items, do it sooner rather than later because this one is very likely to go out of stock.  Many of my oiler friends are putting in multiple 300 PV orders to earn this promo more than once so that they can give these out as Christmas gifts!

Retail value of freebies at 300 PV tier: $147.39

Do you want to take advantage of these promos but you’re not yet a Young Living member?  No worries, I can help you out with that!  When you grab your Premium Starter Kit, that counts as a 100 PV order, so if you add on to your kit order until it reaches 190, 200 or 300 PV you will also get the promo items for that tier (minus the Essential Rewards exclusives, unless you join that too.)  For the month of October, new members who get their Premium Starter Kit will also get a bonus 12th bottle of essential oil—a 5 ml bottle of oregano!  Oregano is so great for maintaining wellness and supporting the immune system.  On those rare occasions I start to feel under the weather and neglect to nip it in the bud, oregano is a great one to put into veggie capsules along with Thieves to help my body heal itself faster. It’s also a great one for skin tags, warts and moles!

If you’re ready to dive in and grab your Premium Starter Kit this month, use this link to order through me.  When you order through me you will also receive additional materials in the mail to help get you rollin with the oily life, and if you’re on Facebook you will have access to our top secret essential oil education groups where there is an abundance of information for you to learn.  I like to post videos in my Joyful Oiler Facebook group with exclusive content you won’t see on this website, just for my fellow Joyful Oilers, and we’ve got some fun giveaways lined up for this month, so grab your kit and join us!

If you have any questions at all, feel free to connect with me through any of my social media accounts, which will be listed below, or if you’d prefer to chat on the phone, that’s fine too.  I hope to connect with you soon!

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How To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally with Thieves toothpaste

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If you’re like most people, you probably want white teeth and you’re probably not aware of how toxic toothpaste is.  This is a pretty big deal because—while toothpaste isn’t meant to be eaten—swallowing small amounts here and there does happen to the best of us, even if we think we’ve rinsed thoroughly.  It also trickles down your throat in small amounts straight to your bloodstream, and that can’t really be avoided. Toothpaste is regulated as a cosmetic and safety testing for cosmetic products can be pretty lax, unfortunately.  It is not uncommon to find harmful ingredients lurking in your personal care products, even in your toothpaste and teeth whitening products.

Your typical toothpaste from the store contains nasty things like triclosan, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, fluoride, Propolyene Glycol, Diethanolamine (DEA), microbeads and other undesirables.  These toxic chemicals have been linked to bone disorders, antibiotic resistance, numerous types of Cancer, Alzheimers, migraine headaches, gastrointestinal disorders, damage to brain tissue, organ tissue toxicity and this scary list goes on and on and on.  Teeth whitening products are also bad for your health and can actually damage your gums and tooth enamel leading to gum disorders and severe pain.  It’s best to avoid these toxins, but don’t worry, you can still have white teeth!

My family uses Young Living’s Thieves Aromabright toothpaste, which we love because it doesn’t contain fluoride, SLS, Triclosan, artificial sweeteners, colors or anything else.  It has a coconut oil and baking soda base and combines the power of cinnamon, peppermint and spearmint essential oils.

Here are some of the benefits to using Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste:

  • Supports healthy-looking gums and teeth with naturally derived ingredients.
  • Removes stains.
  • Provides long-lasting fresh breath.
  • Provides a refreshing minty taste with 100 percent pure essential oils.
  • Contains no sulfates, synthetic dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives.

Some oily friends of mine shared that if you add a drop of Young Living orange essential oil to the top of your toothpaste before you brush it helps whiten your teeth even more, so I’ve been doing this for a couple of weeks now.  I regrettably didn’t think to take a “before picture” but my husband has said my teeth are looking whiter, and they definitely feel cleaner and smoother.  It’s even removing those stubborn stains from all of those pumpkin spice lattes, and I’m not even having to put bleach in my mouth.  Thieves Aromabright + Orange EO for the win! 🙂

Young Living has a whole line of oral care products, including Thieves mouthwash, Thieves dental floss and several kinds of toothpaste to choose from.  They even have kids’ toothpaste, but I haven’t ordered it because my kiddos like the Thieves Aromabright just fine, and since it doesn’t have any scary ingredients in it, I’m totally ok with them using it.

Have you tried any of Young Living’s oral care products?  Which ones do you like the best?  Let me know in the comments, and if you have any questions for me, let’s chat.  You can reach me through any of my social media accounts, listed below.  Want to get Thieves toothpaste at 24% off?  Click here to learn more about becoming a wholesale member so you can enjoy all of the benefits Young Living has to offer.  Thanks for reading, friend!  Until next time…

 

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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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Einkorn Flour – Young Living’s Alternative to Modern Wheat Flour

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If you’re here, you’re probably aware that Young Living is the world-leader in essential oils, but did you also know that Young Living’s offerings go far beyond essential oils?  Young Living’s farms produce plants which go into a number of wellness supporting products, including non-toxic cleaning products for your household, personal care products (ie: toothpaste, shampoo, face wash, lotions etc), essential oil infused supplements and even food.

Einkorn wheat is one of the many plants grown at Young Living’s farm in Mona, Utah, where you’ll find nearly 1,400 acres of pristine land filled with aromatic herbs and flowers.  Einkorn is known as the oldest variety of wheat, the original “staff-of-life” grain referred to in the Bible, so it has a completely different genetic makeup than modern day wheat.  Einkorn is not hybridized like modern wheat is.  It has only 14 chromosomes (versus modern wheat’s 42) which changes its gluten structure making Einkorn much easier to digest.

Modern wheat has gone beyond just hybridization and is now being contaminated by genetically modified varieties.  Ever wonder why so many people have food allergies and sensitivities these days?  One reason is because modern “food” has become unrecognizable to the human body and is treated as a foreign substance, causing inflammation, resulting in disease.  Coupled with the GMO takeover of the modern food supply in the US, hybridized wheat has wreaked havoc on public health.  It’s no wonder people are sicker than ever.

Recognizing the need for easier-to-digest alternatives to modern wheat flour, D. Gary Young took Einkorn grain, ground it up and brought Einkorn Flour to the table.  You can substitute Einkorn flour for wheat flour in a 1:1 ratio, using it wherever flour is called for.  (Pro tip: Einkorn flour doesn’t absorb as much liquid as the other stuff, so try reducing the liquid in your recipes by about 20%.)

Why use Young Living’s Einkorn flour instead of conventional flour?

  • Einkorn is considered more nutritious than modern wheat, based on the higher level of protein, essential fatty acids, phosphorous, potassium, pyridoxine, and beta-carotene.
  • Einkorn only has 14 chromosomes, so it has a different gluten structure and is easier to digest than modern day wheat.
  • Einkorn is a hulled wheat, whereas modern wheats are not.  The hull can protect the grain from stray chemical contamination and insects.
  • Einkorn offers higher vitamin B6 content, twice the vitamin A, four times more beta-carotene and lutein, and five times more riboflavin.
  • Einkorn is very low in gluten, and the gluten that is there is in a form that is easier to digest.
  • Unlike most wheat flour alternatives which contain weird ingredients like xanthan gum (a thickener derived from GMO corn), the only ingredient in Young Living’s Einkorn Flour is whole grain Einkorn Flour, backed by Young Living’s Seed to Seal practices which exceed organic standards for purity and sustainability.
  • Einkorn wheat is not hybridized.  It is a true, ancient grain.  It is grown just as nature intended in its pure, original form.
  • Young Living’s Einkorn is grown on pristine land without the use of harmful pesticides and Agrichemicals, resulting in a pure, clean product healthy enough for the whole family.

Disclaimer: Given all that, I should mention that Einkorn flour is not gluten free, and whether or not it is suitable for people with Celiac or other gluten-allergies remains to be seen.  There is hope, however, but please proceed with caution.  The gluten in Einkorn has a different genetic structure, so many people who have difficulty digesting the proteins found in most gluten can digest Einkorn with no trouble.  As a person who is not allergic to gluten but is sensitive to its effects (mainly lethargy and bloating) I can say that I have no problems when I use Einkorn flour.  My family has happily made the switch and it has been wonderful for us.  I plan on sharing some of my Einkorn flour recipes as the cooler weather makes its appearance this fall, so stay tuned!

If you’d like to try Einkorn flour for yourself, you can use this link to purchase some.  The wholesale price is for people who have purchased a Premium Starter Kit, so if you’d like more info about that just let me know.  You can scroll down for my contact info.  For those of you already using Einkorn flour, what has been your favorite use so far?  Let me know in the comments!

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Disneyland Adventures: Lavender essential oil to the rescue!

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Don’t you hate it when you’re in your hotel room at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel making last minute butterfly hair accessories for your Ella Disneybound and you accidentally get scalding hot glue on your fingers?  Yeah, me too.  I am SO glad I had this little travel-sized dram of Young Living lavender essential oil in my purse.  Take that, hot glue gun!  Lavender is awesome for skin support of all kinds, so I’ve also been using this on my sun-kissed face after these long, hot Disneyland days.  And—as if it couldn’t get any better—I’ve also been putting it in my diffuser to help my kidlets relax into sleep while we’ve been on vacation.  (It’s not always easy falling asleep when you’re a little kid staying at the Disneyland Resort!)  Three cheers for lavender essential oil!  

Young Living Essential Oil Giveaway!

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Have you been curious about Young Living essential oils but don’t know where to start before you invest in a Premium Starter Kit?  Maybe you’re thinking “Why can’t I just buy oils from the grocery store?” or “Why should I choose Young Living over all of the other brands?”  We get it.  There’s a lot to think about, and ain’t nobody got time for that.

That’s why our essential oil education group was created.  It’s a place where you can explore these questions (and more) at your leisure.  There you will find videos, articles, testimonies from other Young Living essential oil users and thousands of friends ready to answer your most burning EO related questions.

Right now is a really great time to join our oil group because for the last few months or so we have been giving away a bottle of Young Living essential oil a day (Monday through Saturday) to lucky winners allover the world.  Yes, this giveaway is open to anyone in the world (unless you’re already using Young Living oils through some other team—sorry!  We have to keep this special for our team members and people brand new to Young Living.)

How it works is every morning (except on Sundays) we post a picture of a Young Living essential oil from the Premier Aroma Collection along with a description of what that oil can do for you.  However, the name will be blurred out, so you will have to dig around a little bit so you can figure out what the mystery oil is.  Some are super easy, and others will be a bit more challenging.  When you know the answer, comment on the photo in the giveaway thread and if you guess correctly, your name will be entered into a drawing for that oil.  The winner is announced the next day (or Monday morning for our Saturday oils.)  It’s really fun and a great way to learn about oils you haven’t tried yet.

We’ve given away NINETY-THREE bottles of essential oil so far, and we still have a bunch more to give.  So do yourself a favor and get in the group!  It is a secret Facebook group, so you must be my Facebook “friend” for me to add you.  Not my FB friend yet?  You can add me by clicking on my Facebook profile here and sending me a friend request.  Once I’ve accepted your request, it is helpful if you mention to me that you want into my oil group.  I don’t add people to the group all willy nilly.  🙂

And please don’t worry.  This group is strictly a tool for sharing oily wisdom and our goal is not to hard sell you.  That would just be annoying.  😉  Not sure what essential oils are and want a little bit of background before you join the group?  No worries.  You can get a brief run down on the home page of this website.  I hope to connect with you soon, friend!  And to those of you already following along and playing every day, good luck to you!

p.s.- Are you on Instagram?  If you are, you should totally follow @thejoyfuloilers.  We post teasers to the giveaway oils every day, but you do have to be in the Facebook group for your guesses to count!

A Visit To Young Living’s Family Farm in Mona, Utah!

 

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A question I hear A LOT, is “Why Young Living essential oils?”  Well, for me, the short answer is purity, integrity and transparency.  It’s the Seed to Seal promise.  Before I was introduced to Young Living essential oils I used to buy a brand sold at an online herb store and at my local health food store.  I bought them because my family went fully organic in 2012 and those particular oils I bought had a USDA organic label on them.

One day, I was alerted to the fact that these oils were not exactly what I bargained for; they were being sold as fragrance, and even the USDA organic peppermint oil had a warning not to use it internally.  Upon further investigation at the FDA’s website, I learned that those oils could be labeled organic if the oil component of the liquid was from organic plants, but that they could add other ingredients (such as synthetic fragrances) without disclosing those ingredients since that is proprietary information.  There is something called the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) which says that ingredients must be labeled on packages, however “This law is not allowed to be used to force a company to tell ‘trade secrets.'” and according to the FDA’s website, “Fragrance and flavor formulas are complex mixtures of many different natural and synthetic chemical ingredients, and they are the kinds of cosmetic components that are most likely to be ‘trade secrets.'”

Because of the way essential oils are treated by the FDA, it is SUPER important to know where your oils are coming from.  See the picture at the top of this post?  That’s where my clary sage comes from. 🙂  (Pardon the quality; I took all of these pics on my phone because I forgot my hubby’s DSLR at home.)  I just got back from Utah a few days ago where I got to visit the Young Living family farms in Mona.  While I was there I got to see fields of lavender, clary sage, melissa, german chamomile, goldenrod, yarrow and more.  I can’t even begin to tell you how yummy it smelled.  So fresh and filled with an aliveness!  Good vibes for sure.

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My friends and I also visited the distillery while they were distilling juniper and blue yarrow, and we saw the bottling plant.

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If you ever happen to be cruising down I-15 through Mona, Utah, please do yourself a favor and stop at the farm.  It’s family friendly, gorgeous and it even has a cool visitor’s center where you can buy stuff and take it home right then.  Who doesn’t love instant gratification?

I mean really, how pretty is this place?!

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The beautiful thing is, you don’t have to be a Young Living member to visit it either.  You can tour the greenhouses, walk through the fields, watch the distillation process and even watch them bottle the oils.  While I was there I even got to help plant some yarrow, which was awesome.  What other essential oil company in the world offers that kind of transparency?  This, my friends, is why I choose Young Living for myself and for my family.

If you’d like to hear more about the Seed to Seal promise, you can check out the Seed to Seal website.  If you’re not yet a Young Living wholesale member, what are you waiting for?!  Go grab your Premium Starter kit and I’ll help get you rollin with the oily life. If you get confused during the sign up process (remember: you have to choose the *first* option that says “save 24%” to get a kit), give me a call and I’ll walk you through it.  My phone number is (760) 658-0655 and my member number for the enroller/sponsor fields is 3471989.  I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about Young Living and one of its many farms.  I hope to connect with you soon!

 

Present Time

 

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This morning when I was driving Jeffrey bean to school Chloe was lamenting the fact that her birthday is 4 months away. “It’s gonna take sooooo long,” she whined, “I WISH it could already be October!” Jeffrey (age 7) looked very thoughtfully at her and said “You know, you shouldn’t wish your days away. Just be thankful. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” I think this tidbit of wisdom was lost on little Chloe, but it had a profound impact on me and I can’t stop thinking about it. I so needed to hear that today. Maybe some of you do too, which is why I’m sharing. Be blessed, my friends.

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The Joyful Oilers do the Vista Farmers Market Wellness Fair

Vista, Ca not only boasts some of the mildest weather on Earth but it is also home to one of San Diego’s best farmers markets.  With 53 different farms sharing their fresh, local produce, 18 plus artisans selling their wares and numerous food vendors, the Vista farmers market is definitely one of the better farmers markets north county has to offer.  The Vista farmers market takes place every Saturday in the parking lot of the San Diego County Courthouse Complex  which is located at 345 South Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92083.  Conveniently located just south of the 78 freeway, the Vista market is open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., rain or shine.

Once a month the Vista farmers market hosts the Vista Wellness Fair, an event featuring local experts, healthcare providers and wellness products which can help you and your family explore alternative methods of achieving optimal health.  Last month The Joyful Oilers hosted our first Young Living essential oils booth at the Vista Wellness Fair, and—despite the unexpected rain that day—we liked it so much we decided to make it a regular thing.  We went back again yesterday and had a wonderful time chatting with other Vista locals.

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It was a gorgeous June day.  The sun shone brightly but the sea breezes kept the temperature beautifully moderate.  We brought along gorgeous diffuser jewelry by our dear friend and fellow oiler Alex Rymal, who specializes in upcycled vintage jewelry.  She is a true artist in every sense of the word!  We offered brand new essential oil customers their choice of diffuser necklace or diffuser earrings when they purchased their Premium Starter Kit from us, plus some other goodies to help get them rollin with the oily life.  We hook our people up. 😉 Aren’t these pieces gorgeous?!

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The Joyful Oilers will definitely be returning to the Vista Farmers Market Wellness Fair.  For the remainder of the year this event will be taking place on the 3rd Saturday of the month, so the next one will be held on Saturday July 16th, 2016.  8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Come out to see us!  We love talking essential oils, wellness, or anything really.  We love meeting new people. 🙂  If you’re not already using Young Living essential oils, this event is also a great place to grab your premium starter kit since we usually throw in fun extras (like diffuser jewelry loaded with the oil of your choice!)  Plus you get to take home our exclusive essential oil handbook so you can start learning all about your oils even before your kit arrives. Well, I hope we get to meet face to face soon, if we haven’t already!  In the mean time, let’s connect on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, or if you’re local to San Diego county, let’s grab a smoothie or something.  Stay oily, my friends.

 

Chocolate, oils and wine. Oh my!

 

Chocolate, oils and wine, oh my!

Last night I hosted a couple of The Joyful Oilers and a few of their friends for a ladies’ night in featuring chocolate, wine and the best essential oils on Earth.  We had ladies from Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, La Jolla and the greater San Diego area.  It was a delight for the senses.  We had the diffuser going and we had a variety of organic wines to choose from.  I sipped on red wine infused with Lime Vitality and Orange Vitality essential oils, which made for a tasty sangria like beverage.  I baked Peppermint Vitality infused brownies and organic, gluten free, dairy free chocolate chip cookies. The cookies were also grain free and vegan, but you’d never know it.  I made a yummy cheesecake dip infused with Lemon Vitality essential oil for our organic fruit, and of course we had a cheese platter.  There were many chocolates to choose from, and we had some savory snacks to break up all of the sweetness.  It was a super yummy night.

We talked about why we choose Young Living essential oils over all the other brands on the market, because of their Seed to Seal guarantee, the fact that they own their own organic farms and their transparency.  We talked about how the FDA treats essential oils as “fragrance” under the larger umbrella of “cosmetics” so even essential oils labeled as USDA organic can contain ingredients other than essential oils and they don’t have to disclose it.  Oils sold as “fragrance” are exempt under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) because “This law is not allowed to be used to force a company to tell ‘trade secrets.’ Fragrance and flavor formulas are complex mixtures of many different natural and synthetic chemical ingredients, and they are the kinds of cosmetic components that are most likely to be ‘trade secrets.’”  This is why it is so important to know and trust your source, especially if you intend to use these products on your body or in your food.  Please, please, PLEASE do not ingest essential oils you buy at the store.  In fact, most oils you buy at the store (even “organic” ones) will say right on the label “NOT FOR INTERNAL USE” and this is because they are sold as fragrance.

Young Living is the only company to have a line of essential oils made specifically for ingestion.  They have the Vitality line, a line of essential oils bottled and labeled for dietary use. They are FDA approved as dietary supplements, something other essential oil companies cannot say.  Hint: this is what I used to create some of the yummy treats I made for last night’s chocolate, oils and wine night.

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Speaking of yummy treats, I’ll share with you one of the recipes I created for last night’s event.  Here is my Peppermint Vitality infused brownie recipe:

Peppermint Vitality Infused Fudgy Brownies

Ingredients:

-1 cup organic unbleached all-purpose flour
-3/4 cup organic Dutch-process cocoa
-2 cups sugar
-1/4 teaspoon salt*
-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
-1 teaspoon espresso powder
-3 large eggs
-1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
-1/4 cup melted coconut oil
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-4 drops Peppermint Vitality essential oil

*Increase the salt to 1/2 teaspoon if you use unsalted butter.

Directions:

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9″ x 13″ pan.
  2. Put all of the ingredients into a large bowl in the order in which they’re written. Stir, then beat the mixture until it’s smooth.
  3. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake the brownies for 25 to 30 minutes, or until they’re just barely beginning to pull away from the sides of the pan.
  5. Remove the brownies from the oven; let them cool completely before cutting. 
  6. Enjoy! This recipe yields about 2 dozen 2″ brownies.

If you’re not into baking stuff from scratch or if you have dietary restrictions, you can always use your favorite box mix and add your drops of Peppermint Vitality essential oil to your own batter before baking.  We won’t tell. 😉

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So all in all, last night was pretty awesome, so much so that The Joyful Oilers are already planning the next one in June.  If you are local to the greater San Diego area and want to come to the next one, get in touch with your favorite Joyful Oiler for all of the details.  Or if you’d like to host one in your own home with your own friends, let me know and I can help you out with that too.  Thanks for reading!  xoxo