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Satin Facial Scrub

September

In celebration of Young Living’s 20th anniversary, Young Living is offering a different product on the 20th of each month at 20% off.  This month, September, Young Living is offering its Mint Satin Facial Scrub for 20% off.  The exciting part is that it has been extended to TWO days, September 19th AND September 20th!

I love this facial scrub.  It leaves my skin feeling clean and smooth after washing, and does not feel as though it had been exfoliated with harsh abrasives. Nor does it leave my skin feeling stripped of natural oils.

Young Living’s Satin Facial Scrub (Mint), is a gentle exfoliating scrub, designed for normal skin, that gently eliminates layers of dead skin cells with a revolutionary formula of jojoba beads and other natural ingredients.  It can be used as a drying face mask to draw impurities from the skin. Pure therapeutic grade peppermint essential oil is added to soothe and refresh the skin.

How To Use:

Apply Satin Facial Scrub™-Mint directly to moistened skin in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly, pat dry.

Ingredients:

Deionized water, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, jojoba (Buxus chinensis) wax beads, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), sorbitol, glyceryl stearate, peppermint (Mentha piperita)†, aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) gel, stearic acid, algae (Gellidiela acerosa) extract, rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) extract, chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), retinyl plamitate (vitamin A), sodium PCA, shea butter, grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract, zinc oxide, mango (Mangifera indica) butter, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), sodium hyaluronate, tocopheryl linoleate, allantoin, hydrolyzed wheat protein and hydrolyzed soy protein.

Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils

Order:

If you are already a member with Young Living, simply go into your account and place your order on the 19th and 20th of this month (September 2014).

Satin Face Scrub – Item# 3735

Retail: $21.38/Wholesale: $16.25

(not including the 20% off)

If you are not currently a member with Young Living and are interested in more information, please leave me a message to contact you or visit here to get started.


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Around Our Home with YL Joy E.O.

Joy Revised♫♪♫ I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart! ♫♪♫

Yes, this essential oil blend makes me want to sing.  Why? Because it is uplifting, and smells wonderful (as I break out in song again :) ).  Our sense of smell can have such a profound affect on our brains and is something received by the entire body; well received by the body when using pure-therapeutic grade essential oils like Young Living.

So, continuing on with my “Around Our Home with YL Essential Oils,” series I will be sharing how we use Joy essential oil blend in our household.

UPLIFTING/STRESS/SELF-CONFIDENCE: On days when I need a little “pick-me-up” this is the blend I reach for. It consists of mood boosting essential oils like lemon, ylang ylang, geranium and more.

WORN AS A FRAGRANCE: I love the way this blend smells! I apply to my pulse points or in my diffuser necklace and wear it all day long in place of perfume. On days where I may feel a little grouchy, Joy helps me from being short tempered.

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FEMININITY: The wonderful blend embraces the feminine with uplifting oils such as that of cistruses like bergamot, lemon, and tangerine combined with a hint of the exotic with Ylang ylang, coriandor, palmarosa, and blended with the romantic florals of rose, geranium, Roman chamomile and jasmine.  Joy exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness. It makes it perfect to wear in place of perfume but also a nice one to have diffusing throughout the house as well.

SKIN CARE: Joy essential oil blend is very soothing to the skin and is excellent to use in a homemade deodorant. Here is a DIY recipe for a solid, and also one for a spray. It’s also wonderful to use when bathing. I love making these awesome DIY bath fizzies.  You can also add a few drops to an unscented body lotion or in a something like coconut oil to give a soothing massage. Joy can also be used to help soothe itching from dry skin to poison ivy.

SORROW/GRIEF: Joy is gentle, and uplifting. When it is applied over the liver and diffused into the air it can help with strong emotions such as sorrow and grief.  While grieving is a process we will all go through at some point in our lives, this essential oil blend can be of help to manage these emotions better. Nursing homes who diffuse this essential oil blend have noticed an change in the mood of their residents.  They are uplifted, and happier.

TENSION: I like to rub a little Joy into my shoulders and lower back when dealing with tension, stress and strain.  It helps alleviate lower back pain during “that time of the month.”

HORMONAL BALANCE: Speaking of “that time of the month,” the ups and downs and fluctuation of hormones can be greatly managed with this essential oil blend.  I witnessed my niece who had just entered into puberty, go from crying to smiling simply by placing a diffuser necklace around her neck with a couple drop of Joy.

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We find new uses for our essential oils all the time, and these are just a few of the ways that we use Joy essential oil blend around our home.  We would love to hear how you incorporate it into your daily life so please leave a comment sharing your favorite use for Joy. 

“In Our Home” Series

The following are from past posts in this series.

Lemon

Lavender

Frankincense

Peppermint

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Autumn is in the Air: Spice Up Your Home With Essential Oils

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I absolutely LOVE this time of the year! The crisp, cool air, the sweatshirts in the evenings, harvesting and the scents of cinnamon as my zucchini bread bakes in the oven, the list goes on and on.  I also LOVE diffusing essential oils that can make the entire home smell of this wonderful season.  Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, orange…it’s all so warm, welcoming and wonderful! But did you know that when diffusing essential oils, the family and guests are benefiting from SO much more than an amazing aroma in the atmosphere?

Essential oils offer much more than a simple scent to a room. They are known for cleansing and purifying the air.  And when breathed in, they offer many therapeutic benefits. 

Let’s take a look at some of the awesome reasons why one would consider essential oils in the home. Take a look at some of the known benefits for each essential oil featured above.

Fall is in the Air

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Cinnamon Bark: The warm, spicy aroma of cinnamon has been sought throughout the ages both as a valuable commodity and for its ability to improve wellness. Cinnamon is thought to promote healthy cardiovascular and immune function, and acts as an antiseptic.

 

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Christmas Spirit: Don’t let the name throw you :)  This is an amazing essential oil blend consisting of citrus, and spice, and a hint of evergreen.  I LOVE diffusing this one for both Fall and Christmas. It is very uplifting, and may be valuable in protecting against airborne viruses and bacteria.

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Clove: Has a sweet, spicy fragrance that is stimulating and revitalizing. Clove is the highest-scoring single ingredient ever tested for its antioxidant capacity on the ORAC scale.

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Orange: This essential oil has a rich, fruity scent that lifts the spirit while providing a calming influence on the body. Orange brings peace and happiness to the mind. It is rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene and aids in maintaining normal cellular regeneration.

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Nutmeg: has a sweet, warm, spicy scent similar to the spice commonly used in cooking. It has comforting and soothing benefits.  Nutmeg also can help boost energy, and supports nervous and endocrine systems.

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Ginger: has a warm, spicy fragrance that is energizing. Supportive of the digestive system, ginger is commonly used to soothe, comfort, and balance digestive discomfort.

Favorite Combinations

Orange Spice: 10 drops orange plus 3-5 drops cinnamon bark.

Christmas Spirit smells perfect all by itself.

Pumpkin Pie: 5 drops cinnamon bark, 1 drop clove, 1 drop nutmeg

Autumn Zest: 6 drops orange, 3 drops clove, 2 drops cinnamon bark

Not only does the home smell absolutely amazing, but your family and friends will be blessed with some awesome benefits from breathing in the essential oils that are diffusing in your home.

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What are some of your favorite choices for fall? I’d love to hear from you.

 

 

The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.


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The Best Way to Get Started with Young Living

Premium Starter Kit

What is the BEST way to get started with Young Living?

The Premium Starter Kit

Why?

  1. You SAVE money purchasing as a kit – you cannot purchase the Everyday Oils Collection alone for that price. And the Home Diffuser retails for close to $100 on it’s own. (See image above)
  2. You SAVE money on future orders – you will save 24% on all product when you sign up with the starter kit.
  3. FREE Quick Reference Guide for Essential Oils – this book is such a wonderful way to get started in learning how to use your essential oils.  With the purchase of this kit, I include this book as a special thank you from me to you so that you can continue to learn how awesome your essential oils really are.
  4. Essential Rewards Program – you have an opportunity to participate in this program as you budget in your essential oils monthly which allows you to earn points toward FREE product.  You are actually rewarded for shopping. (optional)
  5. Business Opportunity – you have the opportunity to earn money by sharing your love for essential oils with those around you (optional).

What Comes in the Premium Starter Kit?

Everything you need to help revamp your medicine cabinet into a wellness cabinet. What you see in the image above is what comes in your Premium Starter Kit, you will receive:

  1. The Everyday Oils Collection.  This kit contains ten 5 ml bottles of Young Living’s most popular essential oils.  The retail price on this kit alone is $163.16.
  2. The Home Diffuser.  Enjoy the aromatic comfort and protection of essential oils by using the Home Diffuser.  The retail price on the Home Diffuser is $98.68.
  3. The Basic Starter Kit.  This is your Wholesale Membership, qualifying you to SAVE 24% on Young Living products.    It also contains some great literature to help you get started using your essential oils, a 5 ml bottle of Stress Away, samples of 5 different essential oils, and 2 packets of NingXia Red.  On its own, the Basic Starter Kit is $40.

For only $150, the Premium Starter Kit is a great value for your money! (Item No. 4672)

Get Started Today!

You can sign up as a wholesale customer with Young Living today by clicking here.

What Are You Waiting For?

 Begin your journey to living a healthier lifestyle the “scents”able way today!

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Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.


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Say Hello To Fall With Young Living’s September’s Promo

September Promotion

Say hello to fall with these cool weather favorites that are sure to get you through this season.  For the month of September, when you place an order that meets the following requirements. You will receive some awesome product to help keep you and your family healthy this season. Amongst them is a 5Ml bottle of Raven, and the following boxes of samples which contain 10 packets each of Thieves, Lavender and Peppermint.

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300 PV Reward

Retail Value: $131.52
Place an order for 300 PV or more and get:
Raven: An invigorating blend of Lemon, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Eucalyptus Radiata, and exotic Madagascan Ravintsara essential oils, Raven’s cool, aromatic scent is great for diffusing in classroom and office spaces. Rich in menthol and eucalyptol, Raven is comforting during cooler weather.
Essential Oil Sample Packets: Filled with 0.25 ml each of our most popular essential oils and blends, our 10-packs of Essential Oil Sample Packets are great for sharing with others or for tossing into a purse or backpack for single use on the go or in the classroom. This promotion offers 10-packs of three top favorites:
Lavender can create an environment of tranquility.
Peppermint can invigorate the mind and body.
Thieves is formulated to support healthy immunity.*
$20 Enrollment Voucher: This free, transferable $20 enrollment voucher is an ideal tool for sharing Young Living and bringing new energy to your organization. Look for a discount code in the notes section at the bottom of your qualifying 250 PV order invoice, which you may then give to a new member to help offset the cost of any Starter Kit. To redeem the voucher, the new member must sign up online, select a kit, and enter the voucher code upon checkout, allowing him or her to enjoy a generous first-order discount!
NingXia Nitro: NingXia Nitro is a naturally derived cognitive fitness booster, enriched with Korean ginseng, green tea, yerba mate, D-Ribose, and our proprietary Nitro™ Alert essential oil blend.* These convenient, shareable tubes make NingXia Nitro easy to drink by itself or be easily mixed into NingXia Red!

250 PV Reward

Retail Value: $80.53
Place an order for 250 PV or more and get a free 5-ml bottle of Raven; a 10-pack each of Lavender, Peppermint, and Thieves sample packets, and a $20 enrollment voucher.

190 PV Reward

Retail Value: $60.53
Place an order of 190 PV and receive a free 5-ml bottle of Raven and a 10-pack each of Lavender, Peppermint, and Thieves sample packets.
September Promo II

Raven is an incredible essential oil blend consisting of Ravintsara, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Wintergreen and Lemon.  It is wonderful for supporting the respiratory system from such illnesses as pneumonia, asthma, and influenza (to name a few).  My mother-in-law was able to cut the duration of her pneumonia in half by diffusing this essential oil blend in the home as well as apply to her feet.

Thieves is another powerful essential oil blend, this one contains Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus and Rosemary.  We diffuse this one in our home throughout the fall/winter months to help keep airborne germs at bay and to also help support our immune systems. Receiving these in sample packets makes it easy to toss into the purse for on the go, and to also have on hand to share with others.

You can read how we use Peppermint and Lavender around our home by clicking on each.

Don’t miss out on this amazing offer!

Not a member with Young Living?  Contact me today so I can help you get started on your journey toward a healthier, happier, chemical free lifestyle the Scentsable way ;)


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Around Our Home with YL Peppermint E.O.

Peppermint RevisedContinuing on with the series of “In Our Home” I would like to share how we use Young Living’s peppermint essential oil around our home. :)

HEADACHES:  There are a few ways we use peppermint for headaches, one of them is applying a drop to our finger and simply swiping across the forehead. Another is by placing a drop on our tongue, pushing to the roof of our mouth and holding for a couple of seconds.

FEVER: Peppermint was the very first essential oil I had ever learned about and fever was the very first time we actually used it and were absolutely amazed at how quickly it worked.  We have used it several ways.  The first time we used peppermint for fever was by placing 3-5 drops in a bowl of lukewarm water and sponge-bathing around the back of the neck, forehead, abdomen and bottoms of feet.  Another way we’ve used it is by simply placing a drop on the bottoms of the feet and rubbing it in.  This is the oil we reach for in those moments.

SINUS PRESSURE/SINUS HEADACHES: I am the sinus sufferer in our home and my husband gets them occasionally. We have found that a swipe of peppermint across the forehead, across the back of the neck, and under the cheekbones helps to relieve pressure and alleviate the building headache.  Another way we like to use peppermint for sinus pressure is to apply a drop to a finger and rub along the upper gums (makes a nice breath freshener too :) )

MUSCLE ACHES/PAIN: Peppermint essential oil is known for its cooling, soothing affect and is an excellent choice to use for sore muscles, aches and pain associated with overuse, strained or tense muscles.  We love to use it after a strenuous workout, especially when we know we will be feeling it the next day.

CHEST RUB/COLDS: One thing peppermint is especially known for is its menthol.  Simply breathing it in can open the nasal passages and airways.  This makes it an excellent oil to mix with a little coconut oil or olive oil and apply to the chest and/or upper back.  Another wonderful way to use it when out and about is to apply a drop to the palm of your hand, rub together, and than cup over the nose and simply inhale for a few minutes.

CONCENTRATION: Studies have been shown that diffusing peppermint into the air while doing paperwork at the office, or studying for a test can actually improve the minds ability to retain information.  It stimulates the brain to allow for better concentration.  We like to diffuse it during our homeschool hours, especially on days when waking the brain for class seems to be quite a struggle.

INCREASED ENERGY: Yes, you read it right.  Peppermint essential oil can help boost your energy which makes this an awesome choice before working out or going on a run, or simply for that mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Prior to a workout or run, I like to apply peppermint to the inside of my wrists, bottoms of my feet, and also a little on my chest to help open the lungs for deeper breathing. For a quick pick-me-up, I like to breathe directly from the bottle, or place in my hands and inhale it that way.

UPSET TUMMIES/NAUSEA/DIGESTION: Peppermint is fantastic for soothing upset tummies when ill or nausea from things such as motion sickness. One way we use it for things such as this is by applying a drop and massaging around the tummy.  Another is by putting a drop into a glass of water and sipping on it.  Depending on the time of year or what we feel like having, the cup of water may be cold or we may add hot water and sip like a tea. This is wonderful for digestion as well.

COOLING MIST SPRAY: I mentioned earlier that peppermint is cooling and soothing.  When added to a spray bottle filled with water, it makes a wonderful cooling mist spray for hot summer days when working in the garden, playing outside, roofing, doing construction, etc….you could make a bottle and bless someone who works out in the heat with something like this and they will be sure to thank you.

VARICOSE VEINS: I have a couple of bulging, purple, painful varicose veins on the back of my left leg and when they are bothering me I like to rub a drop of peppermint on them.  They tend to find relief with the peppermint and the bulging diminishes.

ALERTNESS: I guess I could’ve included this in with concentration but preferred it stand out on its own for a reason.  Alertness became very important to us when my husband began working night shifts.  He was having trouble staying awake on the road and the hours were taking its toll on him.  I looked up in our Reference Guide for Essential Oils and peppermint was a recommended essential oil.  In those moments when he felt drowsy, he would have the bottle of peppermint essential oil right there in the console.  He simply removed the cap and breathed it in directly from the bottle.  Peppermint essential oil is different from say peppermint candy, it is pretty strong when breathing out of the bottle.  It’s definitely something that would quickly snap you back into alertness, at least it did for my husband.

COOKING/TEA: There are quite a few ways we use peppermint in the kitchen, from using it as a flavoring in our water to making sweet treats. Did you know that peppermint essential oil can help remove nitrates from your drinking water? You can check it out here. For a cup of tea, I love to put a drop of peppermint in a mug of hot water with a little honey as a sweetner, yummmm (Fun Fact: Did you know that one drop of peppermint essential oils is equivalent to 26 cups of tea? Pretty cool, huh!).  Or how about a cup of hot cocoa with a drop of peppermint, we like to call it our Christmas Cocoa. Please be advised that I would only recommend a therapeutic grade essential oil for ingestion, it will say on the label whether it can be taken internally as a supplement or not so before considering adding it to your water and ingesting, know the source of your essential oil.  For more information, you can read my post called Essential Oils: Not All Created Equal.

HOUSEHOLD CLEANING: For quite a few recipes for using peppermint essential oil around the home, click here.

CRITTER CONTROL/ANT REPELLENT: Something I have found to be interesting is that while we human beings thoroughly enjoy the smell of peppermint, rodents and insects do not.  Which make it perfect as natural way for keeping pests out of the home and garden.  Use can use peppermint for rodent control and also for keeping ants at bay.

GARDENING/INSECT REPELLENT: This essential oil not only helps with everything mentioned above, but yes, it can be used in the garden as well.  Peppermint can help keep certain insects and aphids from eating your vegetation and it can also be used as a garden tea to help strengthen the plant for a more bountiful harvest.  Here are some ideas for using peppermint in your garden. Garden tea recipe, How To Use Essential Oils in Your Garden Pt. I, How to Use Essential Oils in Your Garden Pt. II, and make your own Insect Repellent.

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We find new uses for our essential oils all the time, and these are just a few of the ways that we use peppermint essential oils around our home.  We would love to hear how you incorporate it into your daily life so please leave a comment sharing your favorite use for peppermint essential oil. 

“In Our Home” Series

The following are from past posts in this series.

Lemon

Lavender

Frankincense

Please consider following Scentsable Living to stay up to date with the latest.

 

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