What’s in your supplement?

My family has been using Young Living Essential Oils for over a year and a half now.  With the incorporation of essential oils into our lifestyle we have begun to make changes in other areas so that we can maintain healthy bodies, minds, and spirits.

While many essential oils like  Orange, Peppermint, and Lemongrass can be used as supplements Young Living has also crafted an entire line of essential oils, all-natural vitamins, and product solutions designed to support a balanced, healthy life.

Back when I was pregnant with Noah my obgyn recommended a specific brand of pre-natal vitamins because they were quality inspected and tested.  Supplements are not required to have that done so often times there really is no guarantee that the bottle you are purchasing is what it says it is. Young Living’s products all come with the Seed to Seal promise which includes testing by Young Living and a third party so you can rest assured that the supplements you are choosing to put in your body are exactly what they claim to be.

That’s a pretty big deal to Michael Luke and me!

NingXia Red has been a daily part of our lives for over a year now and was the first Young Living product outside of the oils that we tried.

If you have ever been to one of my classes you know that it is my husband’s favorite YL product.  He loves the energy boost without the jitters and drop off that NingXia Red offers.

NingXia Red:

  • promotes wellness, energy, and vigor
  • helps energize/improve energy
  • supports normal cellular function
  • contains powerful ingredients that are involved in many natural antioxidant functions
  • supports good health and overall wellness
  • supports whole-body health support
  • supports normal eye health
  • helps prevent against oxidative stress

Over the past few months Balance Complete has become on of my favorite Young Living products.  It’s delicious mixed with water, milk, or added to a smoothie. Last month I filmed an entire YouTube video devoted to Balance Complete and it’s vegetarian counterpart Power Meal.

Balance Complete is a super food-based meal replacement that is both a powerful nutritive energizer and a cleanser.  Read more about Balance Complete here and if you are using some other protein meal replacement option I challenge you to do a price check and look at the difference in ingredients.  It just may surprise you.

Now, to the most important news of the day…

The-New-PSK-flyer

 

These beautiful new kits became available earlier today and include new, redesigned labels that make it easy to see the oil levels, a brand new and better than ever diffuser/humidifier, eight of your favorite oils that were originally a part of the Premium Starter Kit and three new ones that are some of my personal favorites (R.C., DiGize, and Copaiba).

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Here’s a brief overview of everything included in the new kits…

I would love for you to be one of the first people to receive one of the new Premium Starter Kits.  Why?  Because my family is on a quest to lead a healthier lifestyle and we would love nothing more than to have others join us.  Take proactive measures with your health today.  It all starts with just a drop.

Click here to purchase your Premium Starter Kit or any of the oils listed above individually.  Using this link ensures that you will receive support and education information from me, access to my personal Facebook group where I share valuable essential oil information, AND a FREE bottle of essential oil send directly from me.

If you are wanting to learn more before taking the oily plunge check out my Colorful Droppers Facebook page where I share about essential oils and some of their uses.

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The Mr. and Mrs.

I loved our bedroom at our house in Birmingham.  The soothing blue walls and white bedding  created a calming atmosphere to help us unwind at the end of the day.

Sherwin Williams Rain

Michael Luke and I are enjoying the challenge of creating the same peaceful feeling in our new bedroom.  An apartment is temporary and for the most part people don’t paint the walls and whatever flooring is installed is what you are stuck with.  That leaves us with the coveted beige walls and cut pile carpets.

before bedroom

It’s not necessarily a bad thing though.  It leaves plenty of opportunity to incorporate color in other ways.  Once we finally made it past all the boxes and unpacking… that takes forever, we began planning ways to incorporate color and personality into our bedroom.

To start with we realized that our white bedding just wasn’t going to work here.  It didn’t necessarily look bad but it certainly didn’t do anything to enhance the place.  Plus,it gave Michael Luke an excuse to purchase a new comforter because ours was a weighty down comforter that gets pretty warm during the Summer months.

So, while we were in Birmingham last month visiting with friends we stopped at World Market.  I love the patterns and colors that can be found there.  We went initially to look at draperies but got side tracked when we saw this comforter and pillow shams on display.

bedroom 2

Mr. is my pet name for Michael Luke. So, we felt like they were perfect.

Mr. & Mrs. Pillow

The blue comforter also reminded us of the color of our bedroom walls in Birmingham.

bedroom  A new comforter is a great way to bring in color to the bedroom and it provided us with a springboard in selecting new draperies.  More on that later.  Another plus is that we bought the floor model because this particular comforter had been discontinued.  Which means we were able to get it at a 10% discount!

Mrs. Nightstand

Next up in our master bedroom makeover is draperies and then the addition of more artwork.  One thing is for sure though.  It’s nice to finally have a relaxing and calming bedroom to unwind in at the end of the day.

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Keep Off

 

DIY Insect Repellent 2

 

Last year, our family made the switch to homemade outdoor sprays.  I started out applying the essential oil blend Purification neat to our skin.  Purification is a blend that contains Cymbopogon nardus (Citronella) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil, Cymbopogon flexuosus† (Lemongrass) oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree) leaf oil, Lavandula hybrida (Lavandin) oil, Myrtus communis (Myrtle) oil.  It worked well but required several drops of oil each time so it wasn’t really cost effective.

Next, I tried another recipe that used witch hazel, distilled water, Purification, Thieves, and Peppermint.  We weren’t crazy about it though because the water made the mixture really light and seemed to almost evaporate once it was sprayed on the skin during those hot summer days.

I came across another recipe though and decided to give it a try.  It was really easy and quickly became our family’s go to for insect repellent.  What’s the recipe?

Purification & Grapeseed Oil “Keep Off” Spray

  • 1 3oz spray bottle (you can find it in the travel section)
  • 30 drops Purification
  • 2oz grapeseed oil (found in the cooking section)

bug spray pbto

Mix the Purification and grapeseed oil up in the container and then spray onto skin. It’s that easy!

Grapesee oil is a much lighter oil than olive oil.  It doesn’t fill thick or clog your pores when applied.  It does moisturize your skin though. Michael Luke prefers this recipe over chemical repellents because it doesn’t have that chemical smell to it.  One application lasts for several hours and one mixed up bottle lasted us for a while.

A 15ml bottle of Purification has around 300 drops in it so you could make up to 15 batches out of one bottle.  I’m sure you’ll find other ways to use your Purification though because of it’s great odor neutralizing capabilities and support of the skin system.

Why limit yourself to just one use for it?

To order your bottle of Purification and to learn more about Young Living Essential Oils click here.

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