The Young Living Starter Kit for Beginners

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Oh the things you can do with your starter kit.

First and foremost, toss your amazon oils. They are not 100% natural, they are not seed to seal, they do contain additives, which is why they are so cheap. I would much rather pay for a product I know is 100% natural. I use these oils and products on myself, my home and my family so the all natural aspect is very important to me. I know I sound crazy but you will notice the difference as soon as you start using YL. Watch your mind, body, soul, skin, hair, attitude, etc. improve.

There is usually confusion in regards to buying the kit as opposed to just one or two oils from me. Here’s why I strongly recommend the kit…

Sure, you can use lavender and stress away every night because you have trouble sleeping. However, each and every single one of the 12 oils and products in the PSK have a purpose and I’m here to let the world know! With the purchase of this kit, you open the gates to a healthier way of life. You can now purchase anything from YL at WHOLESALE.  You are now a part of a community of oilers who want to help you learn more about this lifestyle and all the ways in which you can utilize your kit and more. One of the largest factor is the cost. Many of you want just the valor and stress away for your anxiety or the frankincense for your skin. If you were to order these oils alone they would total close to or over $100 while the kit gives you them and more (like even a friggin diffuser) for $165. It’s a no-brainer. So when I push the kit, I am truly looking out for your health and most importantly your pocket. Swear.

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Okay so now check out all of the ways in which you can use your kit. This isn’t even all of it guys, I would need to publish a novel if I truly listed out all of the ways.

Starter Kit Challenge

+ Add frankincense to your skin creams to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
+ Rub peppermint on your temples when you feel a migraine coming on OR add it to your beverage to curb your carb craving!
+ Drop thieves under your tongue when you feel a cold brewing.
+ Acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion? Drop digize under your tongue.
+ Add peppermint to your tea to curb your late afternoon sweet tooth.

+ Apply valor behind your ears when panic and fear approaches.

+ Add lemon to your water, tea and even to your Chicken piccata! This helps to detoxify the body.

+ Congested? Rub raven on your neck and chest.

+ Add raven to your shower to open you up!

+ Everyday drink 2 oz ningxia, 40 oz water, 5 drops lemon

 

Below are blends that you can either diffuse or create rollers with. Consider this a beginners guide. There are many more concoctions, I just want to get you started.

Note: You can use as many drops as you want, I use this as a guideline for how I diffuse and blend. If you are creating rollers, add a carrier oil to fill the rest of your roller. [visit My Finds for supplies to purchase for dirt cheap off of Amazon]

*For babies and children use 3 drops of oil and the rest carrier (1 drop EO to a table spoon of carrier oil)* *For dogs, rub 2-3 drops behind ears.*

Sleep10 lavender, 10 stress away, 5 valor. 3 peace+calming

Anxiety 7 valor, 5 peace+calming, 5 stress away/ Pop a roller top on your valor and apply directly to wrists and neck when panic arises

Allergy 10 peppermint, 10 lavender, 10 lemon

Immunity 10 thieves

Tummy 10 digize, 10 peppermint

Headache. 15 peppermint, 6 panaway

Sniffles. 10 raven, 7 thieves, 5 peppermint

Aches + Pains. 10 panaway, 10 peppermint

Focus. 10 frank, 7 lemon, 7 citrus fresh, 5 stress away

Under Eye/Skin. 10 frankincense, 5 lavender

Another thing that comes with your starter kit is the Thieves cleaning solution & Thieves hand sanitizer. Toss all of your cleaning products people! Add half a packet of this solution to an amber glass spray bottle, again My Finds, and fill the rest with water. This is now your new cleaning solution, au naturale. Toss the bleach, windex, etc. Oh the money you will save on cleaning supplies. $$

Ningxia Drink: Give this packet a go in the morning as a coffee replacement or for an energy boost before a workout or late afternoon. If the taste is too sweet, dilute it with water and add some of your lemon oil to it.

If interested in the kit, you’re one click away from changing your life for the better. I post so many oil articles for everyone to use, so please utilize them! Oily Articles

 

 

 

 

Oils//Afterbirth

 

Newborn

A little bit of an opened life 9 capsule sprinkled in her milk once a day

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13 month old

2 oz of Ningxia
1 life 9
1/2 tsp of Sulfurzyme powder

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Age 2-9
Multigreens: 2 a dayMightyVites: 2 a day
MightyZymes: 1 a day
Omegagize: 2 a day
Super C: 1/2 a tablet
Mineral Essence & Mindwise: I just puts some in their Ningxia in the morning.

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Age 3-4
mightyvites -2
Super C -1 or 2
Multi greens in smoothies
Life 9 in yogurt
Ningxia in morning

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Age 5 +
2 Multigreens
1 digest & cleanse
2 Sulfurzyme
1 Agilease
1 super c
1 life 9
mindwise packet
Ningxia Red + drop of endoflex
At meals she does essentialzymes-4

 

 

Trimester #3. The 72 Year Pregnancy.

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It’s finally real. I promise you I thought I would be pregnant for the rest of my life. The fact that I am 32 weeks is so surreal. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried (a lot), I’m happy, I’m sad. I’m not exactly sure I can even recall what I ate for breakfast this morning tbh.

Thinking back on this journey it’s such a miracle that we even got pregnant. It isn’t an easy thing to do and the stars aligned for sure. This overwhelms me with gratitude, I truly wouldn’t change it for the world. I used to be so frustrated that I had to carry the baby for almost a year while Jerry’s life remained the same but now I actually feel bad that he doesn’t get the chance to experience these kicks and leaps happening in my stomach. I mean not to mention, it’s pretty bad ass that my body is not only is growing a human but somehow I’ll find the strength to push it out into the world. Then raise it? Who let this happen? Do I get a lifetime supply of wine after?

Now don’t get me wrong, pregnancy isn’t a cake walk and I don’t exactly enjoy all of it. If we’re being honest, I don’t enjoy most of it. It’s a wild ride. Oh and in the summer *L-O-L*. I really should’ve listened to the moms who would tell me “oh God you have a lonnnngg summer ahead of you” because it is in fact the longest summer of my life. I am not kidding you people that don’t even usually drink are drinking. Walking to the beach is a funny joke too because you really can’t breath to begin with and your body temp is already at 1000 degrees, so. People tell you SO MANY THINGS. Ah you’ll be fine! Eat your way through it! But that doesn’t really appeal to me. Idk maybe the thought of gaining 100 lbs on top of being a social recluse is scary to me? Working out is a huge release, love my Orange Theory classes. There’s highs and lows. Just gotta go with it.

At this point I have had enough. I’ve been through the first tri nausea and the second tri bliss. I have exactly 2 months left and I am trying my best to enjoy but I really just want to meet this baby. Dare I say I’m excited for labor? I know all of you moms out there are friggin cringing. “Omg enjoy this time alone, self-care, take a nap!” I’m sorry but that just isn’t me. I’m not a patient person, I self-care to the max regardless of being pregnant or not, and I don’t nap. Like ever. Fucking sucks but my body like refuses naps. If pregnancy isn’t for you, that is fine. I hear ya sista sledge. That doesn’t mean we aren’t grateful. I am beyonnnnddd grateful. Every day I thank God for this miracle. Sometimes I’ll be like holy shit how did this happen.

What I’ve learned.

For the love of God please do you. Do what makes you happy, not what makes your mom, significant other, or friends happy. If you don’t want to go somewhere, don’t. If you need a day off, call out. I think it is easy for people to chalk off pregnancy as simply carrying around a human for 10 months. Not the case. Your body is no longer yours. Your brain is at a rapid decline. Your shit scheduled isn’t even the same. Oh AND absolutely everyone in the world is going to get on your nerves at some point so just breathe. Huff some oils baby. It’s not going to work because it just is what it is I just want to prep you. Your significant other won’t get you, your mom forgets about her pregnancy so she won’t get you. Just don’t expect much because your hormones are going to win this one. They always win. You have to take care of YOU. Connect with those who get you. I promise, it’ll make you feel so much better.

Feeling a cold coming on?

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Okay, I know you all think I’m this crazy witch because of my obsession with essential oils and you are absolutely right, I am.

I don’t know maybe it’s because my immune system was absolute dirt before I started using them. Dirt. I would get a sinus infection twice a year and have to go on antibiotics. The z-pack stopped working for me. It got ridiculous. Thieves has changed my life and I’d be shell fish not to share this with you. My doctor has even asked me where the hell I’ve been.

I’ll keep this short and sweet because if you’re reading this you probably feel a cold coming on and your patience is running thin.

Feel a cold coming on? DROP EVERYTHING AND MAKE THIS IMMU BOMB. NOW!

  • 4 thieves, 3 oregano, 2 frank, 2 lemon + carrier oil of your choice.
  • These go into an empty capsule … Empty Pill Capsules
  • Freeze them and take 2 every 12 hours.

My Routine

First off, before you get to this point, use thieves every single day. Make a roller or grab the thieves pre-made one. Every single day I roll on the back of my neck and down my spine. It smells like cinnamon. Also, ditch your cleaning products because the toxins they contain are garbage for your immune system and replace with thieves cleaning supplies. They’re inexpensive, 100 percent safe for you and your family and they last forever.

  • Immu bomb capsules A$AP rocky.
  • One drop of thieves oil under the tongue morning and night.
  • Thieves tea! Thieves vitality, lav vitality then I add lemon oil, raw honey and 2 droppers of Mineral Essence.
  • Diffuse thieves all throughout the house so nobody else gets sick.
  • Load up on lavender. You need some rest and relaxation to kick whatever is creeping.

Supplements

  • Super C: Take one every day but double up on it when you feel it coming on or even if you’re in the thick of it.
  • Inner Defense: 2 in the morning and 2 at night.
  • ImmuPro: Take one tablet at night! Contains melatonin and will knock you out.

Decongestant Oils/Routines

  • Raven, thieves, peppermint and eucalyptus on your chest.  Diffuse them. Hold them. Love them.
  • Melrose drops in shower and on palms (inhale).
  • Purification. Rub this on your congested areas such as you sinuses and your neck. Helps to drain out the ick!
  • Steaming hot water on a hand towel, drop all decongestant oils on there and place on your face. Let the steam open up your sinuses.

Other oils that can help with cold prevention is lemongrass, tea tree, oregano, ginger, rosemary and thyme. Make a roller out of these bad boys to use every single day.

Pregnancy + Oils

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YL is HUGE in prenatal care. I have been so, so thankful for my oils to help support my body while it’s working hard to create a child. There’s a lot out there when it comes to what is and isn’t recommended during pregnancy. You are the keeper of your body so you should do what makes you feel comfortable and create your own regimen. This is mine. I make my decisions based on science backed articles discussing Young Living oils specifically and only. We all know that essential oils vary greatly between companies, so please, please please do not use oils you got from amazon, the grocery store or the mall, it really wouldn’t be applicable to the quality of oils we get from Young Living and not even remotely as safe.

Progessence Plus: Okay, I love this. Grabbed this to use for hormone support especially for us trying to get pregnant. This is to be use as you are trying to conceive and throughout your first trimester as the combination of high estrogen and progesterone levels suppress further ovulation during pregnancy, (preventing miscarriage). Progesterone is a female hormone important for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. If a pregnancy occurs, progesterone is produced in the placenta, and levels remain elevated throughout the pregnancy. The  Progesterone also encourages the growth of milk-producing glands in the breast during pregnancy. Use through first trimester may increase your nausea, headaches and moodiness but it is well worth it to have that support.

Lemon, Digize + Gentle Baby (Heartburn): Dilute Gentle baby and rub along your neck. Dilute Lemon on your breastbone.

Lavender, Peace + Calming II, Frankincense: Diffuse, rub, inhale. Drop of lavender on your wrists and collarbone. Drop of any of the oils above on the bottoms of your feet an hour before bed.

Spearmint and Aromaease (nausea): For those blessed with first trimester nausea, rub a few drops over your liver, sniff it, diffuse it. Ningxia and Super B were my game changers when it came to nausea.

Claraderm Spray: To soothe your vajeen area, sorry if TMI but 15 lbs of baby pressing on your parts does not feel good! This stuff also helps prepare your lady parts for birth, strengthening your downstairs to prevent tearing. Start spraying at 33 weeks a few times a day.

Clary Sage: Have this on deck for around your due date. This helps regulate contractions naturally. If you are late, this is a natural way to get the baby moving along. Diffuse during labor!

Body Butter: I made this for myself and my best gal through her pregnancy. Shae butter, cocoa butter, jojoba, frank, lav, and gentle baby to prevent cellulite and to soothe your baby all at the same time. All of these oils are great for your babe so rub away every single night.

NINGXIA. Cannot say enough about drinking Ningxia every damn day. Packed with nutrients and antioxidants to give you natural energy. Personally, I am not completely done drinking coffee, but I had to cut down my intake. Ningxia really helped me make it through while I was nauseous. SO good for you and the baby.

White Angelica + Valor: Emotions. Hormones. A lot of it during pregnancy and White Angelica keeps me so grounded. Diffused for sleep or during a bath or whenever!

Mineral Essence: drops in your tea at night. Crucial for our bodies in this time. Has a yucky taste but I played with it and found its best with hot tea at night.

Peppermint (headaches + nausea): This one is on the “use cautiously” during pregnancy list but I am so thankful for it! When an oil is on this list, it’s important to look at WHY it is there. Peppermint, when rubbed on the belly *can* flip the baby. Okay, so I’m not rubbing a bottle of peppermint on my belly every night, because, well why would I do that? When my hormone headache occurs, I rub pep on my temples and neck and instant relief!

Slique Bar (Tropical Berry Crunch): You might not be able to eat most things or any things EXCEPT for carbs. I was able to get these bars down, I actually looked forward to eating them. Your sweet tooth will be in full force so the little bit of chocolate in this really does the trick.

Einkorn Granola: Another snack you might be able to get down that is actually beneficial for you and your baby boo’s health. Add to some organic granola or munch on it alone! Me and my husband cannot get enough of this stuff.

Seedlings Line: Start stocking up now! Honestly knowing all of the chemicals in baby products (lotions, etc.) I won’t use anything but YL products on my kids. Super affordable, all last forever and can be diluted to last even beyond that.

Sheerlume: This is for the dark spots, also known as Melasma, that you tend to get on your face during pregnancy. This stuff is WILD. Works almost instantly.

Prenatal Supplements

VitaFusion Prenatal Gummies: Amazon! I get them shipped monthly and they’re cheap as dirt. Satisfies my sweet tooth craving as well. Conventional prenatals such as these don’t take into account that you are an individual and have different needs. This is where YL comes in. UPDATE: Trimester 3 and I am so over taking these.

Super B: You are going to be extremely fatigued so these are amazing support for drowsiness and nausea. Unfortunately, B vitamins are not stored in the body and they must be replenished daily. For pregnancy, you should insist on folate vs folic acid in your prenatal wellness regimen for the absolute best your babe can get and this supplement has just that.

Super Cal: Contains all of the calcium and minerals your baby needs to develop their teensy bones and teeth. How friggin cute. This supplement is amazing for the integrity and structure of your bones and teeth as well!

Super C:  All the vitamin C! Our immune systems are suppressed during pregnancy and I love having this supplement to keep me above the wellness line, free from the nasty headcold. You aren’t able to take antibiotics when you are sick so Super C it up!

Inner Defense: This is my everyday immunity supplement because you really can’t take much when you are pregnant so basically I am making my immune system a brick house. Now many do not take this every single day but I definitely am during this pregnancy. I mean let’s face it, I probably will forever.

Multigreens: You and your babe need your daily source of greens in this bioactive sea vegetable energy source for vitality. The combination of bee pollen and essential oil blend helps to increase assimilation of the nutrients with an excellent choline source for energy production. Some people dump 2-3 of these capsules in their morning smoothie.

Life 9: Pregnancy = irregular BM’s.Take this guy at night!Life 9 is a proprietary, high-potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from nine beneficial bacteria strains. You see, there are microbes in the lower intestinal tract that help us digest food, fight harmful bacteria, and regulate the immune system. But sometimes an imbalance of microbes occurs, leading to running to the bathroom… if you get my drift … and other health problems.

Olive Essentials: Heart health and overall well being. Each capsule of Olive Essentials has as much hydroxytyrosol as a liter of extra virgin olive oil, delivering a concentrated amount of this invaluable compound.

Illumineyes: So what they don’t tell you is that pregnancy leaves you blind. This capsule supports your eyes and skin with the powerful ingredients featuring lutein and zeaxanthin. Yhis proprietary formula helps reduce eye strain, protects eyes from damaging blue light, and maintains vibrant skin. IlluminEyes can also help support your eye health in the long-term—vitamins A and C both have properties that may help reduce eye health deterioration commonly related to age.

ImmuPro: Idk about you but I am doing whatever I can to avoid any illness going around. Seriously, carrying a child is enough effort in itself. These chewy tablets not only keep you above the wellness line, they’re BOMB for sleep. Take these at night because they deliver melatonin which encourages restful sleep by promoting the body’s natural sleep rhythm.

 

The Receiving End of Addiction

  I feel terrible for those who suffer from addiction. I think it is such a terribly sad and painful thing to go through and my heart breaks for those who have to walk that road every single day. I wish addiction wasn’t a thing. My heart also breaks for people like me as well. […]

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I feel terrible for those who suffer from addiction. I think it is such a terribly sad and painful thing to go through and my heart breaks for those who have to walk that road every single day. I wish addiction wasn’t a thing.

My heart also breaks for people like me as well. Those who have to walk a road without a brother, sister, mom, dad, cousin, best friend, etc. I could go on and on because everyone is touched by addiction in some way no matter how close to home it is. I will say that the closer to home it is, the more it hurts. The addict might be somewhere far away, still managing to cause you panic, fear and anxiety or the addict could be in your very own home just not present because of the substance abuse. No matter where he/she is, you will still think about them every single day. Worry about them on the reg. The worst part is, you are the one feeling everything. The addict is numb. The addict doesn’t give a fuck because the only thing that consumes their mind is themselves. You know it isn’t who they really are which makes you sad, lonely, and helpless. Not being able to sleep because you are not sure where the addict is ruins your whole next day (sometimes week). You’ll probably find yourself driving around town to locate the addict and make sure he/she is still alive. Haven’t received a text back in days … is he/she dead? Are they alone somewhere? Is it my fault he/she relapsed?

This to me is where the inner conflict comes in. You want to grab them and punch them in the face but you know this isn’t really them. “Do you know what you are doing to me???!” This is not your dad. This is not your brother. Your mom would never do this if she was sober. How can we abandon someone we love? When is enough, enough? How many chances can I give before I throw in the towel and cut this person off? I honestly do not know the answers. I really wish I did but I don’t think there are any. I attend Al-Anon often which helps me out a ton. I also go to therapy. It helps me to realize that there really isn’t a right or wrong way to handle the addict and the terrible sleepless nights, the tears, the pain and anxiety that come along with it. I wanted to scream when I learned that. My mind is so black and white/matter of fact that I really wanted someone to tell me exactly how to handle this. I wanted someone to tell me it is okay to not answer this persons phone call. There are times I find myself irritated that I even have to go to Al-Anon or therapy because of this person. The truth is, everyone has their own ways of handling this nightmare.

Through all of these tangled emotions that come along with addiction, please don’t forget yourself.

While we want to give all that we can we have to leave some for ourselves. You have to protect yourself. I am currently pregnant making some pretty tough decisions that are good for me and my baby. Becoming a mom has changed my whole way of thinking and I think it has hardened me a bit to the bullshit life (and people) brings. Life is short and I think my standards have heightened. If something is causing me anxiety/depression it has to go. No matter who/what it is. Again, these decisions are not easy but I make them to protect myself and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. I wish so badly that things were different but they aren’t and life isn’t perfect. I have given a lot. So, so much. I feel like it’s time to give back to me. This is how I feel today and I might not feel this way tomorrow or even next year but right now I am going with it.

The Oily (get you summer ready) Cleanse

beach body

Summer is around the corner and although I’ll have a beachball for a belly, I still want to maintain my figure as I have been “trying to” all winter. Obviously eating clean and exercising is the formula for a tight beach bod (sucks but it’s true). However, many of us are not where we want to be right now and here’s what I got for ya. Peep the cellulite scrub for those who have been going to town this winter. Go head ladies, nothing wrong with that baby!

Cleansing Capsules.

  • 3 drops peppermint/curbs sugar cravings
  • 3 drops grapefruit/supprts your metabolism
  • 3 drops lemon/helps to detoxify
  • Fill the rest of the capsule with a carrier oil of your choice.
  • Prepare in bulk, then freeze. Take 2 a day for 2 weeks.

Cleansing Beverage.

  • 3 drops peppermint/curbs sugar cravings
  • 3 drops grapefruit/supprts your metabolism
  • 3 drops lemon/helps to detoxify
  • Drop oils into 8 oz glass of water and drink twice a day.

Slique Tea.

  • A product of YL I came to love.
  • Contains polyphenols, which may be useful as part of a guilt-free weight-management regimen when combined with a healthy diet and physical activity. This unique blend is enhanced with 100% pure therapeutic grade Frankincense powder.
  • Bring 8 ounces of water to a rolling boil, let cool for 3½ minutes. Place one pouch in a cup, mug, or filter and add water. Steep for at least 3 minutes. Add your favorite Young Living essential oils as desired. Use daily before and after workouts, with meals, or any time you need a natural boost.

Coffee Cellulite Scrub. [Coffee scrubs exfoliate your skin your skin and stimulate blood circulation and lymph flow, while the caffeine has a tightening effect. Grapefruit EO contains large amounts of enzyme bromelain, which helps to break down the cellulite.]

  • 10 grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup of raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup coffee grounds (more if you wish, but it’s strong)
  • 3 table spoons of coconut oil