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A Day In the Life of Our Oily Family: Morning

Young Living Essential Oils have become an such important part of our daily routine.  Today I’m taking you along a typical day for our family to show you our routine and how we incorporate oils throughout our day.

(God’s breathtaking morning artwork….photo cred: my daughter;  our view each morning from our driveway headed to school)

Morning Routine:

First thing I do when I get up every morning is start the diffuser that’s centrally located in the part of our home where we spend most of our time in the morning before we head out to start our day.

I LOVE diffusing Thieves & Orange together.

Why?

Thieves Essential Oil = Supports a healthy immune system

Orange Essential Oil = Happy & Uplifting Aroma ~ Perfect for waking up

{Dewdrop Home Diffuser}

Supplement Time

What I take and why I take each one:

Super B – energy & mood booster

MultiGreens – cause I could never eat that many greens, and our body needs the greens

Inner Defense – immune system support

OmegaGize – this mama has always taken a fish oil supplement..now I have the best one to help support my general wellness! 😉

Agilease – to support healthy joints to keep me moving

Mineral Essence – our bodies depend on minerals to function

MindWise – supports this mama’s brain 😉

NingXia Red – it’s a whole body nutrient drink for overall health & wellness (all 4 of us drink at least 1ounce every single day!)

Fresh & So Clean Teeth Time:

We clean our teeth using products from Young Living’s dental line, including:

Thieves AromaBright toothpaste, Thieves dental floss, and Thieves mouthwash

Why do we use these products?  We have been in the process of ridding our home and our daily routines of as many toxins as possible.  While doing this we have learned a lot about many of the products and foods we were using, and let’s just say it’s kinda scary!

One of the first products we ditched & switched was our dental care products.  It didn’t take a lot of research to figure out how dangerous fluoride & other chemicals found in these were. Some of these linked to causing respiratory issues, cancer, etc.  And just think, most of us are swallowing at least some of these while cleaning our teeth…ESPECIALLY our little ones!! Most of these products even come with warnings not to swallow.  And even if you don’t swallow any of it, they are inside your mouth which is then absorbed still into your body.

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Oils & Other Oily Stuff We Use in the Morning:

We all start our day with at least one oil applied on us.  Here’s the list of some we use:

DiGize – Rolled on around our belly button to support our digestive system

Cedarwood – applied to the end of our brain stem on the back of our head/neck to help us focus on our studies and work day

En R Gee – we apply this up & down our spine; and I bet you can figure out what it supports 😉

Joy – we roll this on our heart for some extra emotional support and our daughter loves it for her “perfume”

Thieves – everyone gets this rolled on the bottoms of their feet and their spine each day before we head out the door to support our immune system when we are around a lot of people and germs during the day

Valor – mama & daddy like this one applied to our shoulders to help us with confidence, especially for those days where we have to make lots of decisions & go thru meetings

Frankincense & Myrhh – I like to take one drop each and rub them on my face before my makeup to help with supporting healthy skin

AromaGuard Mountain Mint Deodorant – in our continued journey to rid our home and bodies of as many harmful toxins as we can, our deodorant was on that list to find a less-toxic option.  The Young Living deodorants are are healthier alternative to the aluminum-based brands we had been using.

Lavender Hand & Body Lotion – this is our go-to for lotion now!  I love it in the summer months, but especially in the winter months when our skin is so dry.  Full of plant-based ingredients AND the smell is AMAZING!

Savvy Minerals Makeup – I have now switched all of my makeup out to using Young Living’s Savvy Minerals and I am absolutely in LOVE!!  My makeup has never looked better, and my face has never felt better!!!  It’s just something about knowing those products that I used to use that are filled with possible toxins aren’t sitting on my skin all day anymore.  Now, when my daughter, who is currently 11 years old, begins to get interested in trying makeup I won’t have to worry about what we are putting on her skin!    And now you can begin your journey with Young Living by purchasing a Savvy Minerals Premium Starter Kit!

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So, as you can see we use quite a bit of essential oils & products in the morning.  We use more throughout the day and our next post will be all about those products.

If you are interested in Young Living Essential Oils I would love to help you!  Young Living Essential Oils have done so much for our family and I would love for you to experience this blessing for your family as well!  Just click on this link which will take you to my essential oils page where you can learn more about Young Living and my family’s oily journey.  On that page you will also find a link to order your own Young Living Essential Oils and get started on your oily journey, but if you are ready now to begin this wonderful oily journey here’s my link to get you started:  my Young Living page

 

 

 

 

 

Get Summer Ready Series – Flip Flop Ready

What’s one of the first things you do to get summer ready?  Well, for myself and my daughter we like to start the summer off with a fresh, new pedicure.  We can’t get to the nail salon as often as we would like, so for the in-between weeks we like to have these recipes made up for us to use at home to keep our feet looking & feeling amazing!

Okay, that’s it for today!  We will be back tomorrow to continue our Summer Series!!

If you are interested in Young Living Essential Oils I would love to help you!  Young Living Essential Oils have done so much for our family and I would love for you to experience this blessing for your family as well!  Just click on this link which will take you to my essential oils page where you can learn more about Young Living and my family’s oily journey.  On that page you will also find a link to order your own Young Living Essential Oils and get started on your oily journey, but if you are ready now to begin this wonderful oily journey here’s my link to get you started:  my Young Living page

Outdoor FREEdom!!!!

Who loves being outdoors? 🙋🏻

Who loves being outdoors and not having to deal with outdoor annoyances? 🙋🏻

Who loves spraying icky bug sprays all over themselves and kiddos? 🙅🏻👎🏼

I’m giving the first person that signs up with me on this amazing oily journey with the Premium Starter Kit a 15ml bottle of Citronella Essential Oil!!!! Along with all of the resource materials & goodies that I provide all of my new members to get them started on their oily life journey!!!

Here’s my fav recipe to use when making our spray bottle of Outdoor Spray.  It stays by the backdoor of our home so that whenever someone is heading out they can easily find it!

I also like to spray around the border of my back porch when I want to head outside for some “back porch sitting & drink my coffee”

We love working in the yard & my daughter especially loves planting new flowers!  I’m SO thankful that I have a healthier, chemical-free option to spray whenever she’s headed out to sit in the dirt and do some planting!!

Our whole family enjoys sitting by the fire at night, but Oh-Em-Gee those outdoor annoyances LOVE us!!  We now can take our outdoor spray with Citronella Essential Oil outside with us!

We also love taking it with us on family outings and vacations!!!

To the FIRST person that purchases their oil kit from me is going to get a FREE 15ml bottle of this AH-MAZING Citronella Essential Oil, so that you and your family can enjoy being outdoors as much as our family does!!

If you are interested in Young Living Essential Oils I would love to help you!  Young Living Essential Oils have done so much for our family and I would love for you to experience this blessing for your family as well!  Just click on this link which will take you to my essential oils page where you can learn more about Young Living and my family’s oily journey.  On that page you will also find a link to order your own Young Living Essential Oils and get started on your oily journey, but if you are ready now to begin this wonderful oily journey here’s my link to get you started:  my Young Living page

National Stress Awareness Day

Did you know?  Today is National Stress Awareness Day.  How many of you have stress? {raising my hand as I type this}

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Some of the statistics that I found while researching stress are alarming to say the least!

  • 44% of Americans feel more stressed today than they did 5 years ago {again, me raising hand}
  • 1 in 5 Americans experience “Extreme Stress” ~ shaking; heart palpitations; depression
  • work stress causes 10% of strokes
  • a 60% increase in productivity over the past 20 years plus stagnant wages equals working harder for less $
  • 3 out of 4 doctor visits are for stress related symptoms
  • stress increases the risk of heart disease by 40%; heart attacks by 25% and strokes by 50%
  • 44% of us are losing sleep because of stress

It’s CRAZY!!!  Stress is literally killing us!!  But, there are some things that we can all do to try and lessen our stress.

Tip #1: Figure out your stress triggers.  You may not be able to change the stress triggers in your life, but if you can identify them then you can work on ways to better handle them.

Tip #2: Change how you plan your time.  Make a daily schedule for yourself.  I am loving this planner because I can include so much more than even just my daily schedule in it.  I can write down my goals, and it even has a place for your vision board!!  I like to write my schedule, or to-do list for the day the night before so that as soon as I get up the next day I know exactly what I need to get done.  This automatically makes my day start better which in turn helps me to be less stressed.

Tip #3: Address some of the causes of your stress.  Like I mentioned in tip #1, you can’t always change the stress triggers, but if you can resolve or improve some of the things in your life you may be less stressed.

Tip #4: Try and accept the things you cannot change.  I’ve always said that everything happens for a reason.  Well, even the bad things or not so pleasant things in your life happen for a reason.  So, you are better off and will be way less stressed if you can approach life with the mind set that some things aren’t meant to be stressed about and then that way you can focus your time and energy on more positive things.

Tip #5: EXERCISE! EXERCISE! EXERCISE!!  I’m telling ya, on the days that I do exercise I feel AMAZE-BALLS!!!  You would think that I would have my bootie in the gym every single day as good as I feel afterwards, but sadly I don’t.  I try, but some days are just a little too crazy, but on those crazy days that I can’t make it into the gym I still try to do something active, even if it’s just walking to the mailbox instead of stopping on the way in from my car, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, etc.

Tip #6: Drink LOTS of water!!!  I notice that on days where I don’t constantly have my water bottle with me drinking it all day then I feel worn down and stressed.  Water is amazing for our bodies and we should all drink tons of it!!!  One of my most fav ways to drink my water is by adding Young Living Essential Oils to it.  I especially love adding about 2 drops of Grapefruit essential oil to my water each day.  It tastes amazing and it also helps to curb my appetite, which means I’m not wanting to snack all day on my kiddos’ cookies!

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Tip #7: Use Young Living Essential Oils on a daily basis to help assist in lessening your stressful life!  I began on this oily life journey over a year ago primarily when I was searching for a healthy alternative to support my son’s seasonal symptoms.  I had no idea the impact they would end up having on my entire family.  We now all use them every single day.  I constantly have a diffuser running in our kitchen, which seems to always be the most popular place in our house.  In the diffuser I like to diffuse our oils that help support a happy, stress-free environment such as Lavender, Stress Away, Bergamot, Believe, Lemon, Tangerine, Joy. I try to keep at least one of those essential oils or blends in that diffuser running 24/7 to keep our home a positive environment as much as possible!  I also like to make rollerball blends with several different Young Living essential oils together to help support my daily life.  I love using these rollerball bottles.

A couple of my favorite rollerball blends that I’ve made and use DAILY include a “be calm” blend which I used lavender, patchouli, stress away and vetiver in it with our amazing V-6 Carrier oil in it.  The other blend I made is my “happy” blend which includes ylang ylang, orange, lavender, stress away and bergamot.  These 2 rollerball bottles stay with me at ALL times!!!!!!  I recently had some dental work done and I had both of them in my hands the whole time during the procedure applying and sniffing as needed!!! My dentist told me when it was over that I could just leave those with her….she LOVED the smell of them so much!!!!

So, I wanted to offer y’all a little something to help out with everyone’s stress on this National Stress Awareness Day.  For anyone that joins me on this wonderfully, amazing oily journey with the purchase of the Young Living Premium Starter Kit I am going to send you one of my special “Stress Free” blends that I mentioned above in one of my favorite rollerball bottles for FREE!  But, this is TODAY ONLY!!!!  Make sure that you head on over to my essential oils page and learn more about what these amazing essential oils and products can do for you and your family.  At that bottom of that page you will see what all I send to you to get your started on your oily life journey (including one of my special rollerball blends!!!!!!!)…and just know that I don’t just sign you up and then abandon you!  NO, I am always here for you and will be sending you emails, texts, connecting with you via our private facebook groups and we have the most amazing community of oily friends that you can always find the help you need!!!

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If you are interested in Young Living Essential Oils I would love to help you!  Young Living Essential Oils have done so much for our family and I would love for you to experience this blessing for your family as well!  Just click on this link which will take you to my essential oils page where you can learn more about Young Living and my family’s oily journey.  On that page you will also find a link to order your own Young Living Essential Oils and get started on your oily journey, but if you are ready now to begin this wonderful oily journey here’s my link to get you started:  my Young Living page

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Vanilla Spice Pure Protein Powder

GUESS WHAT???!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 Vanilla Spice Pure Protein PowderYoung Living Vanilla Spice Pure Protein Powder be 10% OFF starting TOMORROW (the 14th) through September 16th!!! This protein powder is a fantastic way to welcome Fall with Vanilla Spice Lattes, Protein Bites, smoothies and more! 🍁🍂🍁

Pure Protein Complete is a comprehensive protein supplement that combines a proprietary 5-Protein Blend, amino acids, and ancient peat and apple extract to deliver 25 grams of protein per serving!! 💪

I’m super excited about this! I never seem to get enough protein…I’m one of those that would much rather eat the veggies/fruit!! 😉. This has to be the best protein I have tasted 
I’m going go order a couple of bags of this for myself, let me know if you would like for me to order a bag for you as well! I’ll take care of the shipping!!😀

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All About Lavender Essential Oil

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All About Lavender

We absolutely LOVE using Young Living Lavender Essential Oil in our home! There are so many uses for Lavender essential oil that some refer to it as the “Swiss Army Knife of Essential Oils.”

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Did You Know?

  • It takes 170 pounds of plant material to produce 1 pound of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
  • You can actually visit Young Living farms and participate in the planting and harvesting. This is part of the Seed to Seal process that you can see with your very own eyes.
  • Lavender is the most adulterated of all essential oils, so it is VERY important to know what you are getting. So, if you have ever smelled Young Living’s Lavender you will notice the difference in aroma immediately!


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Some of our favorite ways we use Young Living Lavender Essential Oil in our home:

  • diffuse it, especially at night to calm everyone down for bedtime
  • a linen spray, made with lavender, epsom salt and water
  • added to lemon & peppermint in a rollerball bottle for relief of seasonal symptoms
  • a delicious Honey Lavender Lemonade
  • bath salts for a relaxing bath for mommy
  • skin soother, lavender added to coconut oil for any skin relief..we love this coconut oil
  • if we’ve spent a little to long out in the sun, we add lavender to this fractionated coconut oil and this aloe vera juice to make a spray that is soothing

 

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How do you use Lavender in your home?

If you would like to learn more about Young Living Essential Oils you can sign up for our FREE email course where you will receive an email each day for 17 days that will teach you all about the basics of essential oils and our company.  Click the image below to sign up today!

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CLICK ON IMAGE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE EMAIL COURSE!!!!

If you are ready to begin your oily journey now just click on this link.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me!!

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Girls Night Out with Essential Oils Make and Take

We will be having a Girls Night Out Make & Take Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30pm located in the private room at Fuddruckers on Woodruff Road, Greenville SC.  We would LOVE for you to join us and come enjoy a fun girls night out while making your own spa products all infused with Young Living Essential Oils.  You will be making 8 different products that you will get to take home with you and enjoy!!  The cost is $20, which is crazy cheap…that’s just $2.50 per recipe!!  All infused with Young Living Essential Oils and they are all toxin free with no chemicals!!  Make & Takes are SO much fun!!  Not only are you enjoying time with your friends and making new friends, but you are also going to be learning about the many benefits of Young Living Essential Oils!  Never used essential oils before?  That’s ok, we are going to show you everything you need to know to make these and enjoy these 8 products!!!!

Bring a friend and receive a special gift!!!  We’ll also have door prizes you can win!!!  Hope to see you there!!!

RSVP by September 10th to be sure you get a spot!  Payment is REQUIRED to reserve your spot.  Follow this link to reserve & pay for your spot:http://palmettoshabbychic.com/events/4/girls-night-out-make-and-take/

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Free Essentials Oils Class

We will be having a FREE class Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:30pm at Panera Bread on Woodruff Road in Greenville, SC in the Greenridge Shopping Center. We will be teaching you about the basics of essential oils, where they come from, how to use them and how they can benefit your family’s wellness. We will be using Young Living Essentials Oils. RSVP required 
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Come See Us This Weekend at SHE!

My “oily friends” and I will be at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC this weekend for the SHE Show, formally known as The Upstate Women’s Show, with Young Living Essential Oils! Come by Booth #347 and say hi!! We would love to see all of you! We will have a show special!!

Friday, August 5th, 1pm-8pm
Saturday, August 6th, 10am-6pm
Sunday, August 7th, 12pm-5pm

You can also view the dates and times of this event along with other events and classes that I will be doing on the Classes and Events page: http://palmettoshabbychic.com/classes-events/

I Have a Coupon Code I Want to Give to You!

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I’m sure some of y’all have seen my posts about Young Living Essential Oils and what they have done to impact myself and my family in an amazing way! And maybe some of y’all have wanted more information or have been thinking about joining Young Living. Well, I have not one, but TWO $20 vouchers (aka: coupon codes) that I would love to give to two people to get them started on their oily journey!! I would love for you to join me and all of my oily friends! The vouchers do expire, so if you are interested make sure you get in touch with me soon! Here’s a link to the Essential Oils page to learn more about what Young Living Essential Oils are all about:  http://palmettoshabbychic.com/essential-oils/

 

 

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