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Young Living Everyday Essential Oils for Health, Happiness, and Wholeness

There are tons of products on the market now to help support green, organic lifestyles.  You can add essential oils to your everyday arsenal of products that are easy and extremely beneficial ways to improve your health, mood, and spirituality. I have personally always been a huge proponent of any kind of essential oils and have been using them for beauty recipes, ingesting, and aromatherapy, for about five years now.  Those new to essential oils may wonder what are some benefits of including these tiny vials into my daily routine?

Benefits:

  • Improve your mood
  • Supports weight management
  • Increases energy levels
  • Provides a source of powerful antioxidants
  • Combats toxins in your environment
  • Supports immune system functions
  • Supports digestive functions
  • Cleanse and purify your home
  • Promotes healthy skin
  • Supports healthy hair
  • Provides anti-aging benefits
  • Heightens and activates your spiritual awareness

Below is an example picture of how to incorporate some of the more popular oils into your daily routines, as provided by the Young Living website.

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All of the above benefits sound great? Then you are ready to take the plunge and begin your new health journey with the assistance of quality essential oils. Additionally, Young Living is committed to a high quality product that is meticulously tested and checked to meet above the industry standards. They have coined the phrase from “Seed to Seal” as a way to show they control and regulate every phase of production for each oil and product they manufacture. So the product you are getting is like the Whole Foods of essential oils. The problem with cheaper essential oils is that they are often diluted and can contain non-organic and toxic ingredients mixed in with the “pure” oil. Federal regulations are not strict enough with labeling, so a product labeled as pure or organic might not actually be 100% natural.

With anything, quality can come at a price and that’s what you’re getting with Young Living–the best quality product.  I like to say Young Living is like the “Whole Foods” of essential oil companies. While the price point on various oils may seem high, the best way to save money and get a discount is to become a Young Living Distributor (Wholesale) and you will receive up to 24% off, as well as other perks. There is no obligation to sell and this is not some pyramid scheme (I was skeptical for about a year before joining). Bottom line is, you can become a wholesale seller with ease and take your stab at an amazing financial venture that can be very rewarding. Or, you can simply enjoy the discounts on the products you love. If you want to just go for it and become a wholesale team member, please  visit my exclusive Young Living Distributor page today at:

https://www.youngliving.org/jennifermlane

My Member ID: 2431561

If you still need convincing, then read my FAQ on Becoming a Wholesale Distributor.

Benefits of Royal Jelly

In a constant quest to combat aging and dull skin, I conduct a lot of online research to find some new and natural methods to have illustrious skin. One such search resulted in royal jelly, which is a secretion from honey bees used to feed their young. When it’s time for a new queen bee, the colony selects a few chosen larvae to feed royal jelly to in copious amounts. By feeding the larvae the royal jelly in such large quantities, it triggers the larvae to morph into queens. Sounds a bit gross, but royal jelly is packed with tons of antioxidants and nutrients that can give your skin an amazing glow. Some folks recommend ingesting it raw or in pill form; however, getting fresh royal jelly is the best method. It is quite bitter and it is recommended you consume it with a little bit of honey (naturally). You only need a small amount daily and, it’s good to break off after having it for 30 consecutive days.

Benefits of Royal Jelly:

  • Loaded with antioxidants to support against free radical damage
  • Boost your immune system
  • Boost brain function
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Cholesterol control and more!

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Please check out http://www.bee-pollen-buzz.com/health-benefits-of-royal-jelly.html for more benefits and research on royal jelly.

I buy a small jar of fresh royal jelly at a local honey company called Honey Pacifica. They sell it frozen and once you get it home, it must be keep refrigerated. (You can purchase royal jelly from Honey Pacifica here.) I take a quarter teaspoon every morning with some honey and, once a week I will rub some on my face as a royal jelly mask and leave on for 30 minutes or longer. I wipe off my face with a warm cloth and my skin feels tighter and has a noticeable glow to it. Before using royal jelly on your face, test a patch of your skin to make sure you aren’t allergic.

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*While the European Food Safety Authority has concluded that there are no benefits to consuming royal jelly and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken legal action against companies selling, I still personally have seen benefits in its use. Do your own research and find if its best for you. It is noted, if you are an asthmatic, you should not consume royal jelly. *

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Jade Roller Face Super Youth Tonic

I have been using the Jade Face Roller for a few months now and it has vastly improved the smoothness of my skin while giving me a mini relaxing facial massage. Using Young Living Essential Oils, I have created a wonderful “Super Youth Tonic” I spritz on my face before I do my rolling. The tonic has wonderful essential oil goodies in it to help reduce fine lines, provide antioxidant boosters, improve hydration, and keep your skin squeaky clean.

In a glass small spray bottle (I prefer the amber colored ones), combine the following:

  • 10 drops of Geranium: provides a tightening and toning effect to your skin and helps to fade scars and other spots on the skin
  • 5 drops of Joy: a blend of luxurious oils including jasmine and rose which have been known to help dry and aging skin
  • 5 drops of Rosemary: acts as a preservative so the mixture won’t spoil
  • 10 drops of Carrot Seed Oil: loaded with antioxidants to repair damaged cells from free radicals and helps protect your skin from wrinkles
  • 5 drops of Lavender: great as antibacterial to prohibit acne
  • 6 drops of Frankincense: helps promote healthy skin cell regeneration and keeps existing cells healthy
  • 3 drops of Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia): acts as an antiseptic and antibacterial to zap impurities
  • Fill the bottle with purified water
  • Shake well before each application

Feel free to modify the above or to add your own favorite skin boosting oils to your mixture. Keep in mind your skin’s own sensitivity to oils and always use the oils that work well with your skin and your nose!

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Super Youth Tonic

Since this is a natural, chemical-free tonic, I go through a bottle every 3 weeks since I’m spritzing my face in the morning, throughout the day, and in the evening–similar to a toner. If you do make this mixture, and although Rosemary helps preserve it, I would recommend changing your mixture every month so it’s fresh.

Once you have made your mixture, you can spritz some on your face and gently glide the jade face roller over your face for an extra cooling and relaxing facial massage. The jade roller acts a great skin toner.