What is Essential Rewards?

So we all know that vegetables are good for us, right? But if we eat one piece of broccoli do we feel better? Does it change our life? Are we healthier? Not really. Natural health is no different, so it’s always a good idea to try it for a few months. (At least!)

Enter, Essential Rewards. Because while you’re upgrading your healthy lifestyle, why not earn free stuff doing it?? ūüôĆūüŹĽ

The first three months you earn 10% back in points (free money to use on products) on the amount of PV you order on ER. If you buy 100 PV of stuff, you get 10 ER points. If you buy 300 PV worth of stuff, you get 30 ER points. Then your ER earning power goes up after the 3rd month:

4-24 months 20%
25+ months 25%

There are SO many benefits to ER:
Reduced shipping
Earn points
Pick your own products
Pick your own ship date
Earn monthly promotions
Cancel anytime (really, no questions asked and no penalty to cancel!)

I’ll even call with you if you ever decide to cancel. I got your back. ūüėČ

***Remember, Essential Rewards isn’t a way to spend more money, it’s a way to replace your toxic chemicals each month with YL products, like the Thieves line!!!***

The average household spends an average of $150 per month on personal care products, and household products (like soap, cleaner, toothpaste, makeup etc.) But where else can you get FREE products and 10-25% money back on the things you’re already buying anyway? The great news is you only need to spend 50 PV a month to keep it active. Easy peasy!

Back when I used to buy my cleaning products, toothpaste etc at Target, I’d walk in for just the one or two things and end up spending hundreds on all the other stuff that caught my eye. Being on ER has saved me lots of money because I make less Target trips now. And my necessities are sent right to my front door. Win win!

If you need help signing up for ER just let me or your enroller know and we’ll walk you through it! ¬†To read a little more about Essential Rewards (ER), visit our ER page. ¬†Thanks for stopping by!

Spring Cleaning Without Toxic Chemicals On A Budget

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

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

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

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

We use it in the following ways:

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

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

The Best Non Toxic Dish Soap to Wash Your Dishes Naturally

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Young Living 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. ūüôā

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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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. ūüôā ¬†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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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! ¬†ūüôā ¬†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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