Against The Grain
12 Jan 2017Read More
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is Warm and comforting, Cinnamon Bark essential oil’s familiar aroma comes from the naturally occurring constituent cinnamaldehyde. Cinnamon Bark oil is a key part of our proprietary, top-selling Thieves® essential oil blend, combining with Clove essential oil to give Thieves its signature spicy aroma. During autumn and the holiday season, there’s no smell like Cinnamon Bark to evoke memories of fall and holiday celebrations. Diffuse Cinnamon Bark in your kitchen and living room to create a warm, comforting, and inviting environment for your family and guests. For a festive twist, diffuse Cinnamon
15 Apr 2016Read More
Homemade Air Freshener Toxic Dangers of Air Fresheners and Scented Candles Why you should be using a homemade air freshener: Synthetic fragrances may be the most common type of chemical in your house. Air Fresheners, plug-in type deodorizers and scented candles can emit hundreds of harmful chemicals known to be carcinogens, respiratory and endocrine disrupters, and reproductive toxicants, even at low levels. In 2014, Scientific American reported that a study in the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, shows a strong link between exposure to phthalates (chemicals that are found in air fresheners and often plastics) during pregnancy and the child’s future
14 Apr 2016Read More
Why Essential Oils Will Never Be FDA Approved For Medical Purposes What does one have to do to get their drug approved through the FDA? Well, believe it or not, it depends on the amount of money you can spend! But before getting into that, let me tell you the “extensive” process, used by the FDA, to approve a new pharmaceutical drug… The FDA reviews the drug and the clinical trials already performed and decides if the drug’s benefits outweigh its known risks. If so, the drug is approved for sale. Then….oh right, that’s the whole list…. The FDA must spend
13 Apr 2016Read More
Homemade Carpet Deodorizer One problem with deodorizing powder is that their fragrance may irritate members of the household with allergies or chronic respiratory conditions. Get rid of that problem with a homemade carpet deodorizer! Homemade Carpet Deodorizer: Ingredients: 1 1/2 – 2 cups Baking Soda or Borax 20-30 drops of purification 5-10 drops Other Essential Oils for desired Scent Jar with holes in lid Directions: Mix the ingredients in the jar, cover the holes and shake. Sprinkle it on carpet, vacuum immediately or let sit for deeper odors, then vacuum. I love this DIY Carpet Deodorizer, Chemical Free recipe. This homemade
11 Apr 2016Read More
Chemical Free Dishwasher Detergent Many of the ingredients in dish washing detergents aren’t named due to copyright protection! The ones that are disclosed are vague terms like stabilizer, buffer, colors, fragrance and water thickening agent. What do those things even mean?! We don’t even know what is going onto the dishes we are eating off of! Take charge of your families health by going chemical free! This homemade, chemical free dish detergent and Jet Dry recipes is a crucial step in eliminating those cancer causing chemicals in your home! Homemade Chemical Free Dish Detergent: Ingredients: 1 cup baking soda
9 Apr 2016Read More
Chemical Free Oven Cleaner When is the last time you cleaned your oven? I am not an oven cleaner for one reason…the smell! I cannot stand the smell that comes from the cleaner or from he oven when it is in clean mode. It gives me serious anxiety. In the first 7 years I lived in my current home I cleaned the oven a total of 2 times! I have to leave the house because of that smell…that probably isn’t the best idea either….Then I learned that my fears were totally justified! Oven cleaners contain substantial amounts of sodium or
6 Apr 2016Read More
Click the image to sign up for the e-courses you want to take! Thieves® essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying, Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products. With the benefits of Thieves oil including cleaning power and an irresistibly spicy scent, Young Living offers it as an
6 Apr 2016Read More
Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace Giveaway This month I am giving away an Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace! Enter for a chance to win a FREE essential oil diffuser Necklace! The essential oil diffuser necklaces allow you to have the benefits of essential oils around your neck all day. Just put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on the leather inside your diffuser necklace and enjoy it all day! Lavender Blue makes high quality jewelry that everyone can enjoy! How do you get your hands on these oils? You can buy them retail through Young Living or you can purchase a
5 Apr 2016Read More
Essential Oils E-Courses Living Wright is proud to announce the launch of e-courses! We will be starting with an Essential Oils 101 course on 4/08/2016. In the future you can expect courses to help you dive deeper into your essential oils, learn how to make your own chemical free cleaning products, learn how to make your own chemical free personal hygiene products, essential oils for pets, essential oils for kids and much more! I will also add mini courses to help you understand individual oils one at a time! Signing up is easy. Just click here, choose the e-course you
5 Apr 2016Read More
Chemical Free Toilet Bowl Cleaner Toxic Dangers of Toilet Bowl Cleaners: The most acutely dangerous cleaning products are corrosive, acidic toilet bowl cleaners, according to Philip Dickey of the Washington Toxics Coalition. Corrosive chemicals can cause severe burns on eyes, skin and, if ingested, on the throat and esophagus. Ingredients with high acute toxicity like bleach and ammonia, produce fumes that are highly irritating to eyes, nose, throat and lungs, and should not be used by people with asthma or lung or heart problems. Combining products that contain chlorine and ammonia or ammonia and lye pose an added threat because they can
31 Mar 2016Read More
Homemade Bathroom Cleaner Lets talk about comet and how you can make a homemade bathroom cleaner that puts comet into the hall of shame! Comet has 146 chemical ingredients!!!! 146!!!! That’s insane right!? Some, probably most, of the chemical ingredients in Comet are thought to cause cancer, asthma and reproductive disorders. Gross! Homemade Bathroom Cleaner – Homemade Comet Homemade comet is super easy to make and super cheap! A capful of Thieves Concentrate and a shake of baking soda is a powerful, homemade, chemical free cleaner! Bonus…it works better than Comet! More about Thieves Concentrate: Formulated with the power of Young Living’s
25 Mar 2016Read More
All Natural Household Cleaner Moving onto the all purpose cleaners in our homes. Let talk about some of the dangers we have sitting in our cabinets, then I will give you an alternative way to clean your home using all natural household cleaners! 3 Common Toxic Dangers in household cleaners: 2-Butoxyethanol (window & multipurpose cleaner) Risk: sore throat, narcosis, pulmonary edema, severe liver damage, sever kidney damage Ammonia (bathroom, window & jewelry cleaners) Risk: can trigger asthma and chronic bronchitis Beach & Chlorine (scouring powders, toilet bowl cleaners, mildew removers, laundry whiteners Risk: respiratory & skin irritant, hormone disrupter Do
23 Mar 2016Read More
Toxic Dangers of Household Cleaners Lets talk for a minute about cleaning house! When I am cleaning my home, the goal is the make everything a safe, decontaminated area for my children. But, have we been doing it all wrong? When I decontaminate my house, am I using products that are going to aid in the growth of cancer cells in my family? Scary thought right! I’m going to start this series of blog post about the toxic dangers of household cleaners in your home. They are meant to help you, but they are only hurting you! If I had to
21 Mar 2016Read More
Homemade Cleaning Wipes – Chemical Free Chemical Free Cleaning Wipes – Thieves Household Cleaner Another post about our chemical free adventure! The only cleaning product we have in our home is an all natural cleaner called Thieves Household Cleaner. It is made by Young Living and it is amazing! Just so you understand what I mean by chemical free…a very quick story! My sister’s husband was about to clean their sink with a store bough cleaner. She said, “Stop!!! Don’t contaminate our sink with those chemicals!” He says, “I’m sure there are chemicals in Thieves too.” She said, “No, there really
19 Mar 2016Read More
A Natural Solution to Bedwetting I want to preface this one by saying, I can only post this because my son is 7 and doesn’t read my blog! So, what happens on this blog stays on this blog! But, I needed to share our natural remedy for bedwetting blues! Our bedwetting story: My seven year old son, Aaron, wets the bed. He has been to an endocrinologist and a urologist and has had an ultrasound and they have decided his bedwetting is genetic. (His dad wet the bed until he was 11 (sorry Joey)) So, he wore diapers at night (which he
7 Mar 2016Read More
Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet GIVEAWAY How do you get your hands on these oils? You can buy them retail through Young Living or you can purchase a starter kit, which makes you a wholesale member, and buy them at wholesale prices. The oils in the starter kit are amazing and you will need them for many other things (especially if you have kids)! Click here and it will take you to a page that quickly shows you how to go about each option! Enter for a chance to win a FREE essential oil diffuser bracelet! The essential oil diffuser bracelets
6 Mar 2016Read More
10 Orange Essential Oil Recipes Essential Oils are made by distilling the most beneficial part of the plant being used. The most beneficial part of an orange is the peel! The peel contains more than four times as much fiber as the fruit inside, and more tangeretin and nobiletin—flavonoids with anticancer, antidiabetic, and anti-inflammatory properties. A 2004 study on animals suggests that these nutrients may even reduce harmful LDL cholesterol better than some prescription drugs. (Oprah.com) I personally do not have any desire to eat orange peels, I just throw them away. Knowing that orange essential oil is made by
5 Mar 2016Read More
Eliminate Dandruff using Tea Tree Oil My husband had a serious dandruff problem. I looked up dandruff online and found out that Tea Tree Oil might do the trick! So, we added a drop to shampoo he had in his hand and the next day he had no dandruff! Now he adds a few drops of tea tree oil to his shampoo bottle every time he gets a new one and he no longer has a dandruff problem…what an easy and simple solution! Now he still gets to use the shampoo he likes instead of those nasty smelling dandruff shampoos
5 Mar 2016Read More
12 Reasons I Always Have Tea Tree Oil On Hand Tea tree, also known as melaleuca, is a favorite oil of mine. The first time I opened a bottle of tea tree oil I closed my eyes and took a nice deep breath of the aroma seeping out of the bottle…then I coughed and gasped and thought I was going to die because the smell is STRONG! However, I persevered and used it anyways and now the smell does not bother me even a little bit. Some people even enjoy the smell! I wasn’t sure how much I would use tea
23 Feb 2016Read More
Wedding Day Stress Wedding day stress is simply inevitable! I am a wedding photographer so I have been to weddings as small as twenty people in someones backyard to as big as over 100 people at a mansion with a wedding coordinator, designer, caterers, hair and makeup artist etc… One thing that every single wedding has in common…a stressed out bride! Typically they are stressed about two things, getting dressed in time and being in front of all of those people! A few smaller stressors do come along of course like, what to eat to be sure you aren’t bloated
10 Sep 2015Read More
Salt and Sugar for Sleep and anxiety Does the title of this blog make me sound crazy? Salt and Sugar for sleep and anxiety…. I think it sounds crazy! Salt, and sugar, are not recommended in large quantities because of its potentially harmful properties, but it does still have a positive side. A special role in human health has a combination of sugar and salt, explains Matt Stone, the American health researcher and author of several books on nutrition and metabolism. Specifically, this combination in an appropriate ratio can afford people who struggle with insomnia and anxiety, what they need
22 Jul 2015Read More
My Favorite Essential Oils Part 2 Check out My Favorite Essential Oils Part 1! Like I said in part 1, I have so many favorite Essential Oils that when someone ask me, “Whats your favorite essential oil?” I struggle to answer. I have essential oils that are my favorite because I use them everyday, I have favorites because of the changes they have made in my life, I have favorites because of smells, my list of favorites just keeps growing! Last time I featured Jade Lemon Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Cypress Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil and White Angelica Essential Oil. Now onto,
20 Jul 2015Read More
My Favorite Essential Oils I have so many favorite Essential Oils that when someone ask me, “Whats your favorite essential oil?” I struggle to answer. I have essential oils that are my favorite because I use them everyday, I have favorite because of the changes they have made in my life, I have favorites because of smells, my list of favorite just keeps growing! So, Im going to show you a couple of my favorite essential oils today! I will start with my newest favorite: Jade Lemon! Why did I get Jade Lemon Essential Oil? I smelt my moms and loved
19 Mar 2015Read More
The Zyto Scanner WHAT IS IT LIKE TO GET A SCAN? – Getting a ZYTO biocommunication scan is a simple and painless process. Simply place your hand on the ZYTO hand cradle while a scan is run. During the scan, subtle energetic impulses are introduced to your body through multiple input channels including the hand cradle. Your body will naturally respond to this communication and the ZYTO software records each response. Although a few people may be able to sense this energetic communication, most are unaware that the scan is taking place. TYPES OF SCANS – Scans are organized into
7 Mar 2015Read More
Better Sleep with Essential Oils Sleep evades me….unless it is 3pm. Every night I lay in bed awake thinking about the next day and every day I slum around thinking about sleep that night. Thankfully, I now have an oil for that! Actually, not just one oil. There are, in fact, numerous essential oils for better sleep. Now I fall asleep so easily and stay asleep all night! I had to write this so you could have the same sleep experiences I do! Every person is different, the trick is finding exactly which oil you like best. An oil that sends
20 Feb 2015Read More
Essential oils are one of natures best kept secrets. Essential oils are the untapped powerhouses of natural remedies. Most people just don’t know the potential these oils have! If they did, they might stop buying over-the-counter items like painkillers, rash creams and sleep aids. But everyone is a skeptic, including me! I did a lot of research before using these little miracles. So I thought I would give you a few facts that I think you should know about essential oils!
Essential oils have been used throughout recorded history for a wide variety of wellness applications.The Egyptians were some of the first people to use aromatic essential oils extensively in medical practice, beauty treatment, food preparation, and in religious ceremony. Frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh and cinnamon were considered very valuable cargo along caravan trade routes and were sometimes exchanged for gold. You will also find many of these oils in the bible!
Do you know how to see how pure your essential oils are? Or how long your essential oils will last? Or even how much of a plant is needed to produce a pound of essential oil? (It’s more than you think!)
Here’s the skinny on essential oils:
It all boils down to one thing: essential oils are all-natural and cannot be patented. This means that you’ll never see an essential oil in a pharmaceutical drug. Because essential oils cannot be patented, drug companies will not waste money studying them.
What I hear most often and I how felt in the beginning: There are so many oils I don't know where to start!
To help people get started, Young Living has created a Premium Starter Kit. This kit has 11 everyday essential oils in it. With this kit you can do most of the things you are looking to do with your Essential Oils. The kit is highly discounted and once you buy it you are considered a wholesale member which means everything you buy from Young Living there on is discounted.
Most people purchase this kit and start using their essential oils little by little until they get the hang of it. Then one day you will think, "I wonder if there is an oil for that." The answer of course will always be, Yes! Then you will research your ailment and find the oil that is just right for you and purchase it at a wholesale price. Eventually your oily arsenal will be huge and you will notice the lack of pharmaceuticals, chemicals and colds in your house!
18 Feb 2015Read More
Roller-balls are by far my favorite method of applying oils. Whether I’m treating a headache and need to apply an oil to my the temples of my forehead, or trying to treat a fresh scrape that one of my boys has just earned, the roller ball allows a nice, easy, and smooth application. What I really like to do is make my own roller-ball blends!
So I have compiled a list to make your life as easy as mine!
A few things you need to know first:
16 Feb 2015Read More
Its been known for ever that spraying a lavender linen spray on your bed or giving your baby a lavender scented bath will help with sleep. But, does it really help with sleep?
I have soaked my sheets in this lavender linen spray and all I ever got out of it was a nice smell. I also always gave my babies baths with lavender scented soap and I can't say that my kids were the best sleepers....
What We Know Research shows that the scent of lavender eases anxiety and insomnia. In one study done at Britain's University of Southampton, researchers tracked the sleep patterns of 10 adults. For a week, half of the participants slept in a room where lavender essential oil was diffused in the air throughout the night; the rest snoozed in a similar room where a placebo--sweet almond oil--was released. After a week, the groups switched rooms. At the end of the study, the volunteers ranked the quality of their sleep 20% better on average when in the lavender-scented room.
What New Research Shows Psychologists at Wesleyan University asked 31 men and women to sniff lavender essential oil one night--and then distilled water the next--for four 2-minute periods just before bedtime. The researchers monitored their sleep cycles with brain scans. On the night they whiffed the herb, subjects slept more soundly; they also felt more energetic the next morning.
The researchers found that lavender increased slow-wave sleep, the very deep sleep in which the heartbeat slows and muscles relax. During this phase is when the brain organizes memory as well!
Not all products are created equally! The sprays I tried in the past had a wonderful lavender aroma with out a doubt. That lavender aroma had somewhat of a calming effect on me as different smells trigger different things. But, I never felt like I got better sleep...why? Most of these sprays are simply fragrant. The science behind why lavender helps you sleep has to do with the essential oil of the lavender plant and what happens to you when you inhale and absorb the oil from a lavender plant, not just simply smelling the scent.
What to Use For the Best Sleep Results?
Young Livings Pure lavender essential oil. Sprinkle a few drops on a piece of tissue and tuck it under your pillow, or use a diffuser.
To purchase, click here and sign up a retail member or a wholesale member. If you sign up as a wholesale member (which gives you 24% off all purchases) and buy the premium starter kit, it comes with lavender and a diffuser!
If you sign up as a retail customer, search lavender once you're in!
Lavender is what us oilers call the "everything oil". Lavender is one of the most adaptive plants, therefor its oils is very adaptive! Lavender is a go to, must have!
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Origin: Utah, Idaho, France
Extraction Method: Stem distilled from flowering on top
Historical Data: The French scientist Rene Gattefosse was the first to discover lavender's ability to promote tissue regeneration and speed would healing when he severely burnt his arm in a laboratory explosion. Today, lavender is one of the few essential oils to still be listed in the British Pharmacopoeia.
Medical Properties: Antiseptic, antifungal, analgestic, antitumoral, anticonvulsant, vasodilating, relaxant, anit-inflammatory, reduces blood fat/cholesterol, combats excess sebum on skin
Uses: Respiratory infections, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, menstrual problems/PMS, skin conditions (perineal repair, acne, eczema, psoriasis, scarring, stretch marks), burns, hairloss, insomnia, nervous tension
Fragrant Influence: Calming, relaxing and balancing, both physically and emotionally. Lavender has been documented to improve concentration and mental acuity. University of Miami researchers found that inhalation of lavender oils increased beta waves in the brain, suggesting heightened relaxation. It also reduced depression and improved cognitive performance (Diego MA, et al,. 1998). A 2001 Osaka Kyoiku University study found that lavender reducedc mental stress an increased alertness (Motomura, 2001).
Apply 2-4 drops on location
Apply on chakras and/or Vita Flex points
Take as a dietary supplement
12 Feb 2015Read More
A very common question...
Why do I chose Young Living over doTERRA?
My goal here is not to bash any other companies but to have a place to send people who ask this common question and to inform!
I hope you’ll do your own research before deciding… or do some research now, even if you’ve already been using oils for a while. I’m amazed how many people make the switch to Young Living when they really look beyond savvy marketing.
By purchasing any starter kit you will become a wholesale member and get your oils for 24% off! Click here to get started!
Check out the member benefits here!