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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?

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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“Kicking the New Age Out of Old Age Healing!” Guest post by Common Sense Mom

 

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(Guest post by Stacy McDonald of the Common Sense Mom)

Just in case you wondered, you are not God. If you don’t believe me,  ask your husband. Neither are there little pieces of God scattered throughout the universe.

Splendor. Beauty. Expanse.  As amazing as that rock formation is, God created it; He doesn’t reside in it.

Magical. Breathtaking. Spectacular. As rightly awed as you may be by the beauty of the night sky, remember, God spoke the stars and planets into existence; and when He did so, He didn’t leave a part of Himself behind. God isn’t there. Though, if you watch carefully, you may find His glory being proclaimed (Psalm 19:1).

Healing. Amazing. Soothing. Yes. But, regardless of what the latest health guru tells you, the God of the Universe does not mystically linger in your little bottle of essential oil or supplement. I don’t care what the catchy name on the label says.

God spoke herbs and essential oils into existence at Creation when He formed the plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs and gave them to man (Genesis 1:29), but they are gifts given for our service (Psalm 104:14) and healing (Ezekiel 47:12). Good gifts. Just, don’t look for God there. Instead, open your Bible.

And know your heresies.

Pantheism: “God is everything”

Panentheism: “God is in everything”

You alone are the Lord; You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and everything on it, the seas and all that is in them, and You preserve them all… (Nehemiah 9:6)

Christians have inadvertently relinquished their rights to God’s good gift of natural health and healing, a gift that encourages the body to do what it was intended to do, which is to heal. Many false religions embrace the gift, but reject the Gift-Giver. Or, they try to turn the gift into the Gift-Giver. Christians, on the other hand, rightly embrace the Gift-Giver; but, ironically, they too often devalue His gifts by placing them below man’s wisdom in worth and authority. In other words, they snub the Gift-Giver’s gifts. Both are wrong.

Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. (Jeremiah 17:5)

Arrogant. Futile. Anemic. The gift of natural foods and medicine was given to us by God for an ultimate purpose, therefore they are good and useful, and will serve us well when used properly and with thanksgiving. But, if we don’t reclaim this territory for Jesus—if we continue to eat empty, toxic foods and blindly trust in physicians to be our “miracle makers,” we will become weaker and sicker and find ourselves utterly unable to fulfill our calling.

Asa became diseased in his feet, and his malady was severe; yet in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but the physicians. So Asa rested with his fathers; he died in the forty-first year of his reign. (2 Chronicles 16:12–13)

Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in your time of distress.” (Judges 10:14)

We must remember that all healing comes from the Great Physician, so that is where we should first turn. This is one reason that, when we apply our essential oils, we pray and ask God to use them to heal our bodies. Anointing the sick and downcast with oil is found throughout Scripture. Unfortunately, it is the tendency of our sinful and idolatrous hearts to put our trust in anything but God. We often trust in doctors, pharmaceuticals, chemo, and even created things—gifts intended for our healing (Ezekiel 47:12), but used in a sinful way.

So it came to pass, through her casual harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees. (Jeremiah 3:9)

God is our ultimate provider. In Genesis 22:14, He is called Jehovah Jireh, which is Hebrew for “the Lord will provide.” He is also called Jehovah Rapha, which means God is our healer. When we sing the doxology, we “praise God from whom all blessings flow.” In James 1:17 we’re reminded that “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights.”

We need to stop living like we believe that New Agers, Eastern Mystics, and other false religions “own” the Creator’s gifts. Praise God for what He has given us; live like you believe in God’s graciousness; study and learn how to make His gifts useful for yourself and your family; and glorify Him by using them with thanksgiving, in an effort to strengthen and heal His people, and to further the Gospel.

If Christians would do this, the world would stop associating God’s natural gifts with mysticism, and they would begin to see the power and graciousness of a loving and creative God.

I’m here to help.

If you are interested in using essential oils to care for your own family, I would recommend buying them wholesale. Why pay retail when you don’t have to? It’s kind of like being a Costco member, but without the yearly fee. In fact, there isn’t a fee to becoming a wholesale customer at all. The only requirement is the purchase of a starter kit. Find out more HERE.

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils!

Get started now!

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By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom 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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Make Your Own Dusting Powder

Make Your Own Dusting Powder!

This is a follow-up post to the Make Your Own Deodorant Spray by Stacy McDonald. You can click here to view.

 

With all the reports about the questionable use of talcum powder, why not make your own body powder? It’s economical, customizable, and easy! Package it in a cute tin, inside a sealed bag, or in a fancy salt shaker with a bow, and you have a great homemade gift!

In a zipper bag, add 1 cup of any of the following: arrowroot powder, betonite clay, cornstarch, or baking soda. (If using betonite clay, be sure to add a portion of one of the other ingredients, to make it more fine and silky).

Then, add up to 20 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil, or blend. Be mindful not to breathe any powder or dust during blending.

Put finished mixture into container with a tight fitting lid.

Nice Essential Oil Choices

For women:

Blends: Harmony, Sensation, Gentle Baby, Abundance, Motivation, Sacred Mountain, Joy, or Release.

Singles: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Frankincense, or Geranium.

For Men:

Blends: Sensation, Mister, Motivation, and Harmony

Singles: Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Lemon, Orange

For Baby:

Singles: Lavender, Lemon

Blends: Gentle Baby

Buy Your Oils HERE

Why pay retail when you can purchase at wholesale?  You can learn more about shopping wholesale here.

 


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Make Your Own Spray Deodorant

Make Your Own Spray Deodorant

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This is a wonderful alternative to the homemade stick deodorant recipe that I posted. Some found that they were having sensitivities to the baking soda base and so this offers another wonderful option and is very time friendly for those of us on a tight and busy schedule.  It takes a matter of mere minutes to make and there is NO clean up! That’s right, you read this correctly, NO clean up.  I don’t know about you but that alone is exciting enough for me.

I cannot take credit for this recipe as it belongs to Stacy McDonald over at Your Sacred Calling.  She has been kind enough to allow me to share her recipe with all of you.

Thank you so very much for the awesome recipe Stacy :D

 

Stacy’s Spritz Deodorant

These blends incorporate oils known for their antibacterial properties and they smell wonderful! I also like the fact that I’ve read several intriguing articles about studies being done on frankincense and cancer! What a good place to put frankincense! And these cute little bottles are small enough to throw in your purse for any “spruce ups” you feel the need for during the day.

Use one of the following blends in the above recipe or have fun creating one of your own.

Mediterranean Nights

  • 14 frankincense
  • 7 bergamot

Rainforest Dream

  • 10 drops orange
  • 7 vetiver
  • 3 drops frankincense
Stay tuned for an upcoming post of Stacy’s wonderful Dusting Powder Recipe to use along with your homemade spray deodorant!

To get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils!

Get started now! referenceguidesmallBy the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on Scentsable Living 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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