February 27, 2010

March 2010 Promotions

These are such great promotions for March
I had to post them here!
Stress Away and Pan Away are two
of my favorite oil blends!
Enjoy!

GET A FREE STRESS AWAY™ ROLL-ON & A JOY™ ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND!
Stress Away & Joy Promo

Winter is coming to an end, and spring is just around the corner! Get ready with two of Young Living's most uplifting products!

From March 1 to 31, 2010, when you place an order of 175 PV you'll receive a Stress Away roll-on and a 15 ml Joy essential oil blend absolutely free. That's a retail value of $79.27.

Stress Away Roll-On is a unique blend of vanilla, lime, copaiba, and other pure essential oils that relieves daily stress, encourages relaxation, and reduces nervous tension. Joy is an uplifting blend of pure essential oils that creates magnetic energy and brings joy to the heart.

Don't miss this chance to put a "spring" in your step—even before all the snow melts from the ground!

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • Offer valid 12:00 a.m. MT March 1, 2010 to 11:59 p.m. MT March 31, 2010.
  • Limit one free stress away roll-on and one free 15 ml bottle of Joy essential oil blend per order.
  • Offer valid on all orders of 175 PV or more. No limit on qualifying orders.
  • Offer available to Young Living independent distributors, preferred customers, and retail customers.
  • Valid on phone, Essential Rewards, and web orders only.
  • Offer does not apply to Essential Reward point redemption orders.
  • PV not earned for free product.
  • Customer responsible for shipping costs associated with free product.
  • Offer valid in the US and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering your country.
SAVE 10% ON PANAWAY® ESSENTIAL OIL
10% Off PanAway Promo

Get 10% off all 5ml PanAway® essential oil blend purchases March 1–31, 2010. sku 3391

PanAway® is a soothing essential oil blend containing eugenol, a constituent used historically to numb gums.** Also containing wintergreen and clove, PanAway® aids the body's natural response to irritation and injury.*

PanAway is an ideal companion to Ortho Ease® Massage Oil, copaiba essential oil, and Relieve It™ essential oil blend.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent and disease.

** Modern scientific research has not yet validated these historical claims.

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • Offer valid 12:00 a.m. MT March 1, 2010 to 11:59 p.m. MT March 31, 2010.
  • No limit per customer.
  • Offer available to Young Living independent distributors, preferred customers, and retail customers.
  • Valid on phone, Essential Rewards, and web orders only.
  • Offer does not apply to Essential Reward point redemption orders.
  • Offer valid in the US and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering your country.

February 26, 2010

All My Gray Hair


My first gray hair was found when I was 21. I didn't even find it myself, my lifelong hairdresser did. Then, to make matters even worse, I was recently informed during my last haircut that EVERY SINGLE HAIR COMING INTO MY HEAD IS GRAY. I suppose that's better than losing my hair, but still. However- short of turning back time, there is not a whole lot I can do. I color it on my own and have tried no less than a dozen products to try to moisturize and manage my color and texture-changing locks. I've spent a lot of money and hadn't used anything worth sharing until last week.
I chose to make the investment in Rosewood Moisturizing Shampoo. For the first time in many years I am happy with my hair! What a difference. It feels soft, the curls hold better, it's not frizzy and I actually feel good about it again. The bottle is not inexpensive but I only need a small amount (less than a quarter-sized circle) and I expect it to last a long time. It will be totally worth the continued investment.
Here's an added bonus- I can actually pronounce the ingredients on the bottle and I know the essential oils in there are therapeutic grade and do more than just make it smell good.

*Remember, each person is different and while I cannot promise the same results for everyone, I would absolutely recommend this product. None of this is approved by the FDA- just in case you were wondering. :)

February 24, 2010

I Love Thieves!


Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Thieves. I love everything about it from the story behind the name to what it tastes like to how well it works. It is the one oil I think every household should have.
What I didn't realize was how much I actually use Thieves or in how many ways- until I was talking to a friend about it. Here goes-
I've traded in my Mrs. Meyers household cleaner for the Thieves household cleaner. (It smells great and I only need a capful with a bucket of water. The formula was even recently improved)
I've moved from Method soap to Thieves foaming hand soap. (It doesn't dry out my hands and my kids actually want to wash their hands)
I started using the mouthwash and immediately noticed fresher breath in the morning and less tartar build up on my teeth. It's also great for swollen gums. I'll have to try the toothpaste next.
I use the hand sanitizer daily- I little goes a long way, it smells great and it doesn't dry out my hands.
The Thieves spray comes in especially handy when I get the phone call that a child who was recently been over for a play date is sick. I go right into the playroom and spray all the toys!
I've tried the Thieves dental floss- it was too thick to fit in between my teeth but tasted good.
Thieves lozenges. I've tried both the soft and hard. My opinion- the soft ones are a bit dry and like Tums- better as an Altoid-type replacement. The hard ones are great in lieu of a mint or gum and are fantastic if you have a sore throat.
And of course there's the Thieves oil. The kids get it every day, I put a couple of drops under my tongue daily and have used it directly on cancer sores or infected cuts.
I think if there were Thieves coffee I'd drink it!

*These statements are not supported by the FDA and are not intended to treat or diagnose any disease. However, I commend those of you who have taken your health and well-being into your own hands!

February 16, 2010

Stress....Away!


Those of you who know me have probably heard me say, "there's nothing like a good fight with your husband or a nasty stomach bug to drop a couple of pounds." While true, neither of these items are especially comfortable. At least with a stomach bug you know that at some point it will just go away. When having a fight- you have to go through the motions of actually having the fight, calming down, and then making up. The making up part is always fun, but the stress leading up to it is just that- stress.
I don't like stress. It puts me in a bad mood, makes my jaw clench, my shoulders tense up, muscles hurt and on occasion I have trouble getting to sleep. When these things happen, I'm cranky. And I don't like to be cranky.
The tricky part is that with the winter weather, no gym membership with babysitting services, and few opportunities to do more than take a few deep breaths, I often feel like I'm stuck. I'll suddenly find my jaw clenched or my left shoulder up around my ear! I can't even imagine what it's doing to my insides- especially over long periods of time.
So, while I can't avoid all stressful activities for the rest of my life, I have learned to do a couple of things.
1- I stop doing or temporarily stop thinking about whatever it is that's stressing me out.
2- Prioritize what can and can't be done now and therefore what will have to wait.
3- Take several deep breaths. (I'd try a yoga pose or two but my 2 year old would see that as an opportunity to start climbing on me and turning my relaxation into a joy ride)
4- Whip out my Stress Away or Peace & Calming.

Stress Away usually wins for the quick fix because it's always in my bag and often, mysteriously, I will find my jaw tightly clenched while driving with all 3 kids. I quickly apply it to my neck so I can smell it any time I turn my head.

Once, after a fight with my husband, I was folding laundry with my jaw so tightly clenched it was giving me a headache. I put a little Peace & Calming on my arms near my pulse points. With each article of clothing I folded I smelled the P&C and within about 20 minutes my jaw was unclenched. The fight wasn't over, but I felt better. More in control and less stressed. It's not rocket science, but it did feel like magic- the power of nature's awesome essential oils.


*This information is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions nor is it supported by the FDA. It's only my story and experience put into words to be shared.

February 13, 2010

Frankincense on the BBC


I love Frankincense! I originally bought it to help with my son's asthma but after just a few days found that Oregano really worked best for him to build respiratory function. I held on to the bottle and wasn't really sure about what to do with it next. As I was working through my Eczema journey with my youngest son, I had read that Frankincense is an immuno-stimulant, anti-depressant, anti-tumoral, supportive of respiratory function and great for the skin. I tried it for Eczema and saw great results. Now, 6 months later, there are no patchy Eczema spots at all on my youngest son's skin. He still gets dry, but I suppose that's to be expected. Once again my bottle of Frankincense was about to go back on the shelf for a little while.
Not so fast! This past Tuesday there was an online article on BBC.com asking if Frankincense could be a cure for cancer. What a miracle that would be if science could take hold of a natural product and use it for such good. The 2nd half of the article says this:

Cancer hope

But immunologist Mahmoud Suhail is hoping to open a new chapter in the history of frankincense.

Scientists have observed that there is some agent within frankincense which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells to close themselves down. He is trying to find out what this is.



"Cancer starts when the DNA code within the cell's nucleus becomes corrupted," he says. "It seems frankincense has a re-set function. It can tell the cell what the right DNA code should be.

"Frankincense separates the 'brain' of the cancerous cell - the nucleus - from the 'body' - the cytoplasm, and closes down the nucleus to stop it reproducing corrupted DNA codes."

Working with frankincense could revolutionise the treatment of cancer. Currently, with chemotherapy, doctors blast the area around a tumour to kill the cancer, but that also kills healthy cells, and weakens the patient. Treatment with frankincense could eradicate the cancerous cells alone and let the others live.

The task now is to isolate the agent within frankincense which, apparently, works this wonder. Some ingredients of frankincense are allergenic, so you cannot give a patient the whole thing.


Dr Suhail (who is originally from Iraq) has teamed up with medical scientists from the University of Oklahoma for the task.

In his laboratory in Salalah, he extracts the essential oil from locally produced frankincense. Then, he separates the oil into its constituent agents, such as Boswellic acid.

"There are 17 active agents in frankincense essential oil," says Dr Suhail. "We are using a process of elimination. We have cancer sufferers - for example, a horse in South Africa - and we are giving them tiny doses of each agent until we find the one which works."

"Some scientists think Boswellic acid is the key ingredient. But I think this is wrong. Many other essential oils - like oil from sandalwood - contain Boswellic acid, but they don't have this effect on cancer cells. So we are starting afresh."

The trials will take months to conduct and whatever results come out of them will take longer still to be verified. But this is a blink of the eye in the history of frankincense.

Nine thousand years ago, Omanis gathered it and burnt it for its curative and cleansing properties. It could be a key to the medical science of tomorrow.

Part of me fears the potential possibility of mass-production of a synthetic clone, but perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself.
What I will say is this- thankfully, cancer does not run in my family. It does however have an historical presence in my husband's which concerns me for my children. We are still years away from having definitive answers, but all things considered it would be worth adding a little Frankincense to our daily oil usage. Especially for my little ones.

February 3, 2010

My Toddler and his Fever

I love trying new things- especially when it comes to oils. The catch- that usually means that there's a reason other than "just for fun." Earlier this week, the reason was a fever. It was a low fever- about 101. Something my youngest child has not had in well over a year. He hadn't been feeling well the night before and his nose was stuffy. I shouldn't have been surprised that he was feeling warm and a little lethargic.
For a fever, there are two oils suggested- Peppermint or Balsam fir. For kids, I like to use Balsam Fir as it is not a hot oil and doesn't require dilution before putting it on the skin. So, I grabbed my bottle and put about 3 drops in the palm of my hand and then rubbed it on the back of his neck and behind his ears. We sat on the couch and watched Word World. About 20 minutes later, my little guy was up and running around playing like normal. That was the first time I'd used Balsam Fir for a fever- what a great result.
I did follow up with Raven on his feet and RC on his chest to block any more congestion and am happy to report we had a full day of toddler energy and activity and a restful night the following night. He still has his cold, but there is no fever and as he was being chased by his older siblings around the house clearly he has all of his energy!

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*These statements are not approved nor supported by the FDA. They represent my own experiences and are not meant to treat or diagnose a serious medical problem.