Problematic Monthly Struggle

I am tempted to use so many euphemisms for the female monthly cycle, but I will try to restrain myself so that nobody starts throwing rotten tomatoes at me. 😉 Cut to the chase: ideas for help: Moodiness: Essential oils of bergamot and clary sage work to improve overall mood, keep you even-tempered, and lift the spirits. Irritability: If you find yourself generally nasty, look into obtaining some geranium essential oil. The Blues: If you tend more towards…

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Relaxing Bath Recipe

Young Living beauty tip consultant, Dr. Luba Vozar, Phd, has recommended a wonderful blend of Young Living essential oils to create a restoring, aromatic bath: 2 drops pine essential oil 5 drops orange essential oil 5 drops lavender essential oil 1/4 cup honey Mix essential oils in the honey. Fill tub with water and add the honey mixture. Stir well and relax in heavenly aroma.

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Orange Essential Oil

I love essential oils that are versatile like orange. It slices, it dices! Furniture polish to alert teenagers with smooth skin, stress-be-gone to bug offender. This stuff is good. It also happens to be budget-friendly. Have you noticed how many cleaning products on the market use orange oil? With pure therapeutic grade essential oil, I have control over what else I mix with it. I don’t mix with chemicals that I can’t pronounce, or nasty…

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Pet Marking Be Gone

Could this adorable fuzz ball completely wreck carpeting in pursuit of “claiming” territory as her own? You bet! No matter how many times we’ve tried to get her to go potty on the potty pad (what a concept!) she has this one spot in the back of the living room that she prefers. Lotsa money, scrubbing, and cleaning of the area does not seem to affect her marking habits one bit. Cut to the chase…….

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Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

pumpkin cookies

Pumpkin Cookies 2 eggs 1 ½ cup softened unsalted butter 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 ½ cup Blue Agave 3 ¾ cup whole-wheat flour 1 ½ tsp baking soda 1 drop Young Living clove essential oil 1 drop Young Living nutmeg essential oil 2 drops Young Living cinnamon essential oil 1 cup solid pumpkin 1 ½ tsp baking powder 1 cup carob chips (optional) ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional) Mix together all wet ingredients…

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Harmony Essential Oil Blend

Well known for balancing and grounding properties, Harmony essential oil blend is my favorite to diffuse in order to calm the troops, establish world peace, and reduce cranky siblings from getting on each other’s last nerve. The spruce essential oil in Harmony blend is suppose to be the same frequency as prosperity—bring it on! Some have suggested applying it to sternum as well as inhaling this blend directly for a similar effect.

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Holiday Mini Kits

A great way to share the power of essential oils is by gifting others with one of our three Holiday Mini Kits. Relaxation Mini Kit (Item No. 4871): My personal favorite and even approved of by citizens of Planet Teenager (gasp!)  This kit comes with Idaho Blue Spruce (Item No. 3093) with its pleasing evergreen scent, the everyday essential blend Peace & Calming (Item No. 3393 for the big 15 ml bottle), and Sacred Mountain…

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Peach Mango Breakfast Smoothie

1/2 cup frozen peaches 1/2 cup frozen mangos Young Living cinnamon bark oil essential oil (to taste) 2 scoops Young Living Balance Complete 12 ounces water Put ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Frozen fruit gives the smoothie a cold, thick consistency but can be replaced with fresh fruit. Makes 1 serving

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Strawberry-Lavender Body Scrub Recipe

3 – 4 drops lavender essential oil (lemon or rosewood is nice too) 1 cup fine sea salt 3 ripe strawberries 1 Tbsp. V-6  Massage Oil or almond oil. Pour salt into a bowl, add the essential oil and strawberries or raspberries and mash together. Rub a small handful of the salt mixture over your body in brisk, yet gentle circular motions – spending extra time on knees, elbows and heels. Use a very light…

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Vetiver Essential Oil

 Vetiver Essential Oil: This ninja mom puts vetiver essential oil on her big toes every day to fight that nasty nemesis………Uh, I don’t remember, I got distracted. Adults & ninja moms can suffer from this lousy problem, it’s not limited to fidgety elementary school kids. We just show it differently, since we can’t get up and run around the classroom a lot. Feeling “scattered.” Hard to concentrate (never mind the toddler jumping all over you…

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Cleaning with Essential Oils

Essential Oil Cleaning Solutions It may not be possible or cost effective to avoid all of these chemicals in your cleaning and personal care products, but there are many ways to reduce your family’s exposure to them. Using therapeutic-grade essential oils as a natural household cleaner is a safe, effective alternative to many store bought cleaning products. Some of the best essential oils for cleaning include cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, thyme, spruce, lemon, lemongrass, and grapefruit….

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Using Thieves Household Cleaner

thieves household cleaner

Thieves Household Cleaner Dilution Chart Based on one capful = Tablespoon   Light degreasing (1:60)  ½ tbsp. cleaner : 3.75 cups water 1 bottle makes 30 quarts of light degreaser Med. degreasing (1:30) ½ tbsp. cleaner : little less than 2 cups water 1 bottle makes 15 quarts of medium degreaser Heavy degreasing (1:15) ½ tbsp. cleaner : little less than 1 cup water 1 bottle makes 71/2 quarts of heavier degreaser Pots & Pans…

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R.C. Essential Oil Blend

I tried to find out what R.C. stands for in R.C. essential oil blend. Couldn’t find anything. Maybe it stands for Really Cool, which it is.  R.C. blend is my go-to oil for any normal, healthy breathing that I want to do as a part of my wellness lifestyle.

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Release Blend

release anger

We carry negative energies on our liver. Kinda makes sense, since the liver is the place that cleans out all the “junk” from our bodies. Release essential oil blend is good for exactly that – releasing – anger and frustration from the liver to support normal emotional well being.  Release blend is one of the most powerful oils supporting emotional well being. I would be remiss if I didn’t pass on to you what I learned…

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Emotional Support For Teenagers

Any mom with teenagers can recognize the teenage need for emotional support and stability. As I like to say about the mood swings: “Are we up, or are we down?” Here is a tried and true method for keeping on top of that emotional roller coaster called adolescence. Chocolate chip cookies are also highly recommended.

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Di-Gize Blend

Nothing can trash a great outing with kids like tummy complaints. Di-Gize essential oil blend is the standard I reach for, whether it’s kids, myself, or a friend.  My kids knew which oil this one was when they were little (right up there with Peace & Calming, another ninja mom lifesaver.)  Di-Gize blend is my starting point, as in “put this on while I figure out if there’s anything else I wanna use.”  It’s been…

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Angelica Essential Oil

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Angelica essential oil (Angelica archangelica) has soothing qualities that are relaxing. In Germany, angelica was historically referred to as the “oil of angels,” in part because of its ability to calm, restore happy memories, and bring peaceful sleep. Useful for normal, healthy digestive and respiratory support. Angelica is rejuvenating and energizing for ninja moms, particularly following having a normal, healthy childbirth. Emotionally, angelica essential oil can have a grounding effect for persons prone to being…

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Abundance Essential Oil Blend

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Abundance Blend is a good-stuff magnet. Our thoughts and intentions enhanced by fragrance create a positive environment called the “law of attraction” which basically means you are open to good stuff and good stuff is attracted to you. The shift in our hearts and minds toward a sense of abundance and gratitude rather than scarcity is a powerful working force in our lives. Most people tend to live from a sense of never having enough,…

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Be Nice To Your Liver

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Your liver is a very important organ in your body. According to WebMd.com “The liver’s main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins important for blood clotting and other functions.” Young Living Essential Oils…

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