Germ Phobes Unite!

September 4th, 2014
Have I mentioned lately I’m a germ phobe?! Full blown! Working with kids! Interesting choice you might say. Have I mentioned strep throat and some sinus stuff is going around the school? So I’m in full paranoid mode and of course immediately have a sore throat, achy congestion etc. At this point hard to tell without a Dr how much is the inner germ phobe and how much is reality… because you know… my reality is my perception….. so I’m bathed in Thieves last night at church to the point that people start sniffing and asking if that smell is me… me mortified sliding under the chair….. but healthy still! So I put thieves on my feet with my usual foot rub and crash for the night. Of course I wake up at 3 am congested. So I’m doing the Lavender and Peppermint on the ears, gargling Thieves mouthwash, spraying Thieves spray, applying Breathe Again, Durado Azul etc. I even took Lemongrass and Peppermint in my water bottle because hey… strep is caused by staph and Lemongrass has been proven effective on staph… have I mentioned germ phobe?!

So tonight I remember I bought Copaiba for my pain cream for it’s incredible ant-inflammatory but what else can it do? According to the Essential Oils Pocket Reference… I should have brought this home years ago… why? Multiple back injuries, kidney stones, sinus infections, ulcers from nsaids prescribed to manage back pain…… all things that made start looking at alternatives to traditional medicine because traditional medicine wasn’t working and surgery kept being thrown out there. I’m not a fan of surgery. I don’t like pain. So I started investigating. I listed on the picture the wording from the Essential Oil Pocket Reference on what it does…. but in plain English…. anti-inflammatory… we all get that one…. anxiolytic = anti-anxiety, mucolytic = capable of dissolving, digesting, or liquefying mucus….. I think the rest are pretty self explanatory.

I immediately threw this in the diffuser with my thieves. LOVE it. Young Living’s Copaiba can be ingested so I think it’s going in the water bottle tomorrow along with lemongrass and peppermint because I hear horseback riding is the Friday fieldtrip…. indoor arena… no chance of allergies kicking in there… nope…. none ;)

Copaiba

 

Frugal

August 31st, 2014
Have I mentioned I’m a single parent? In my quest to give us the best life possible, I try to make healthy choices in all areas of our lives. So trust me when I say I can take frugal to all new levels. So a few of my friends not into oils were kind of kind, but curious about my new venture into becoming an independent distributor. It’s simple. I LOVE the products. I did the math. What does that mean? To manage my back pain, I was using an obscene amount of aranacare. It’s an excellent product, but at an average price of $8 for 2.6 ounces, it adds up. Plus it didn’t last through the night so my sleep wasn’t awesome… which you know… single parent… no back up… I need my sleep. So here’s the math… in each 5 ml bottle which is what you get in the premium starter kit, there is 85 drops. In the 15 ml bottles there are 250 drops. So lets look at my pain cream. I use organic coconut oil that I buy from a food co-op, but trust me…. I’ve shopped…. Sams & Costco have the same values. Mine equals 2.50 per cup. For the Pain cream I use 10 drops of each because… I’m old and I need more pain management. So 10 drops of Panaway 3.00. 10 drops Valor .90. 10 drops Peppermint .90. Those oils are all in the premium starter kit. Stopping right there it is $7.30 for a full 8 ounces. But I personally add Lemongrass… so 10 drops of Lemongrass .50. And I plan on adding copaiba… because you know… old….so 10 drops $1.70. That still only adds up to $9.50 for 8 ounces. That is an all organic pain cream that I can control the ingredients and tweak them to fit my pain levels and it works all night long….. so $9.50 for in my opinion a better product versus what would equal $21 for 8 ounces of Arnacare. It’s a no brainer.

Skincare … same thing… for an all organic face cream that I can customize to my skin needs it is $7.35 for 8 ounces. I don’t think you can find a non chemical ladened….all organic skin cream containing frankincense for anywhere near that. And my skin looks REALLY good considering you know…. I’m old….

So it is frugal and healthy which means wise decision for us to use these products. Becoming a member/independent distributor means I save 24% off retail. I have never been pressured to sell. I am only given tons of helpful information and support. Gained new friends. It’s a wise move for my family. I’m blessed and thankful.

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A New Way To Clean

August 5th, 2014

Most of you have known for years I’ve looked for alternate healthy ways to clean.  I am happy to say I have found a new one! Thieves!   Works!  Smells so good!

THIEVES CLEANER v1.1