Dietary essential oils!!!!

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We’re excited to introduce Vitality™ dietary essential oils, our brand-new line that gives you a new way to discover the versatility of our pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils!

Perfect for adding flavor to your favorite foods or using as dietary supplements, the Vitality dietary essential oil line gives you the freedom to share and explore some of our best-loved essential oils in a variety of nutritious and delicious ways. 

With four distinct categories—Herb, Spice, Citrus, and Supplement—we invite you to explore Vitality dietary essential oils.

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It only takes 26 seconds….

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Topical Application:

The application of essential oils directly to the skin.

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When we talk about putting essential oils on your skin, we are only referring to Young Living oils! We can not attest to the purity of other companies. When you see an oil in the store that says it is 100% pure, the reality is manufacturing guidelines state that only 5% of the oil in that bottle needs to be pure! The rest can be synthetic and man made chemicals which can make you very sick! Some bottles directly state to NOT apply them to your skin! So please be safe and research before you decide to put any oil in your body that you are not 100% sure is safe!!

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When we discuss essential oils in ANY context, we must advise you that we are NOT medical doctors. None of this information is meant to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any condition. Essential oils can be a great addition to our wellness tools but please, if you have a medical issues notify your MD and work with them to find a solution.

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Safety with essential oils is imperative!  NEVER get oils in your eyes or in your ears.  If you do happen to get any oil in your eyes or ears, do NOT use water to rinse it out.  Use a carrier oil around the edges of your eye or ear to help pull the oil out. Oil and water do not mix.


Young Living Essential Oils

Any time you hold a bottle of Young Living’s powerful essential oils, you are holding the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals that can be diffused, inhaled, applied topically, incorporated into massage, or taken internally.  Topical application of oils is one of the safest ways to use oils on children and pets as you can get the benefit to the area needed without having to worry about other areas.   Our essential oils are powerful and effective when used in the right way and for so many ways!   Young Living  is  made up of people—including moms, dads, students, and professionals—who seek lives of wellness and fulfillment.  With that in mind, if you have any questions about our quality commitment towards our products, feel free to visit www.seedtoseal.com!


Flex Points

Did you know that there are vita-flex points all over the body?  Three primary places to look at and apply oils are the feet, ears, and hands! The feet are a great place to start as they tend to have the largest pores allowing for quicker absorption. If you are new to oils, start with just a drop or two increase from there if needed.     Side note, if you are wanting the benefits of a specific oil but are not a fan of the scent, the feet are a great place to apply that oil!


 

Neat Vs Diluted

You can apply essential oils in one of two ways; neat or diluted. When applying an oil “neat” to the skin, we mean directly from the bottle to the skin without being diluted. With many oils, applying them neat is no issue however there are several that I would NOT apply neat. These would be “hot” oils and by “hot” we mean oils that may cause redness, irritation, or a burning sensation when applied.

When discussing applying oils diluted, you may hear us discuss “carrier oils.” A carrier oil is a fatty, cooking oil you might have in your pantry – like olive, grape-seed, coconut, or almond. There are a few reasons for diluting an essential oil:

1 – If an oil is considered “hot” then the carrier oil helps to lesson the affect on your skin without diminishing the therapeutic affect.

2 – A carrier oil can be used to help with the application of an oil or just to help your oils go further. If you are wanting to massage an oil into a tight muscle, then the use of a carrier oil allows the oils to spread more.


Photo-Sensitivity

Some oils are sensitive to direct sunlight.   When this happens, your skin can become irritated, more so if you are fair skinned.  The best places to apply these such oils, if you know you will be out in direct sunlight, would be under clothing or on the bottom of your feet.  Photosensitive oils can include many of the citrus oils including lemon, orange, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, angelica, etc.


Questions

If you have any questions please don’t be afraid to post and ask over the next few days while the class is open. We have lots of available resources if you have any questions or if you just want to read testimonials from those already using oils!

Get started on your oily journey now!

What are you trying new this month?

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Jade Lemon & Black Pepper!!!

Place a drop of Jade Lemon in the palm of the hand, cup hand over mouth and nose, and inhale deeply to enhance focus, improve clarity, and support concentration.

Black pepper has a pungent, crisp aroma. Taken internally, it may support the digestive system and can add a peppery twist to recipes like glazes, soups, marinades, and more!

A new mindset will create new results!

Welcome to 2016!

How amazing is this year going to be!!!!  What do you want to accomplish this year??  What are your New Year’s Resolutions??  Be healthier?  Be more active?  Be happier?

We all start the year off with the best intentions.We are going to start going to the gym, going to start eating healthier.  But what do we ALL see within the first few months of the year (of course with a few exceptions).

People fall off the bandwagon!!!!

Why do we do this?  Because we decided that we wanted to eat the entire elephant all at one time.  We started big instead of starting small.  In order to KEEP those great resolutions, we have to take little bites, create “HABITS!” Then, we can keep our resolutions longer than just the first couple months of the year!

 

What are some habits that you can start with Young Living Essential Oils?

Put the oils out where you will see them!!!!

Once they are in sight you’ll start thinking of them first. New habits take deliberate thought, seeing them helps.

– Use lavender and frankincense to your face lotion to use on your face each morning and night.

– Add a drop of stress away in your coffee each morning.

– Add a citrus oil (lemon, grapefruit, orange) to your glass of water.

– Add Purification to the Diaper pail every time you empty it out.

– Drink 1 or 2 oz on Ningxia Red every morning.

– Use the Thieves Spray on the grocery cart when you have your children with you, never know what your children are holding onto or putting their mouths on.

– Rub a drop of peppermint in your hands each morning and inhale – a definite pick me up.

– Make a room spray for each room instead of buying air fresheners from the store.

 

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Am I Deserving of Thanks?

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I just recently started blogging and last night I was browsing through some blog groups on Facebook.  I came across a site that sounded interesting so I clicked on it to see what was being written about.  The first post I read was “I Am NOT a Veteran and Here’s Why” by It’s not me, it’s you.

As I read through her post, she talked about how being a military spouse is not the same as being in the military itself. That Veteran’s Day is for the service members that have signed their name on the dotted line to do what’s needed, no matter what, for our country.   And I would have to agree with her.

I have seen the military from different sides. I grew up as a military brat (up until my senior year of high school). I joined the service within 4 months of graduating and served four years.  During that time, I was married to another service member.

Growing up military had its ups and downs.  We moved around a lot; I got to meet a lot of people; I got to visit a lot of different places.  But I also spent a lot of time without my dad around.  A lot of the friendships I had over the years were short-lived; we moved every two to three years.  Being an outgoing, social butterfly type of person, I loved the travel; I loved meeting new people.  So I enlisted in the US Navy right out of high school.

Within a year of enlisting I was married to another military member. We would have discussions / heated debates over whose job was more important. He was a Navy Seabee and under times of war, they would fall under the US Marines. He did construction for his everyday job but would also do field exercises and weapons training.   Myself, I had a desk job doing meteorology.  My job was to gather meteorological and oceanographic data to assist the forecasters in their job.  This information was used to brief pilots, to organize search and rescues.  My job may not have been as exciting as sitting in a fox hole on a training exercise, but was just as important.

After long discussions, we both decided to end our enlistments and head closer to home and attend college. My official last day of service was September 3rd; my ex-husband’s was September 17th.  This was in 2001.  He was on terminal leave and arrived home from overseas the night before the towers were hit.   We sat with fingers crossed for my ex husband, waiting to find out if he was going to be called back or not. Neither of us were reactivated.

For a long time I was very proud of my service, it was a feather in my hat. I had done what so many others were “scared” to do.  I signed the dotted line to serve my country.  I made a lot of mistakes and did a lot of growing up with the military as my safety net.  I got married, had my oldest son, and traveled to some places most only dream of.

But with everything that has happened over seas since then, I find it harder and harder to brag about being a veteran.  (And as I write this, I can feel myself getting emotional.)  I served my 4 years, but in my mind, my time was fairly uneventful.  I had a desk job I went to day to day and did meteorology and oceanography; there were no big, life altering events.

I do still stand up at sporting events when they want to recognize our Veteran members; usually after my husband has poked at me.  But I have seen what so many others have gone through, the lives lost, the physical and emotional strain and damage so many others have endured, and at times I just don’t feel as deserving to be called a Veteran.  I don’t feel like I did anything of significance to help with the wars and battles our nation has fought since 9/11.

With that being said, I am very proud to grown up as a military brat.  I am more than proud of my dad who served for 20 years. .  I’m proud to serve my country for 4 years.   I have many friends and family members who have served and still serve.  I’m proud to be a Veteran.

 

 

The Mirror Before Me

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Please do this; Don’t do that
Listen to me; I don’t want to talk to you
Dress up for this; Dress down for that
Those are too big; These are too small
Too good for that one; Not good enough for this one
Smile more often; Don’t be so friendly
Open up and let them in; Would you shut up, you talk to much
Live a little; Stay at home
Make more money; Make a good life
Be a good mother; Get a social life
Don’t go to far; Get out of my hair
Try your hardest; That’s not good enough
Show your true self; Where’s the makeup and polish
Dress up some more; You look like a ….
Buy them gifts; Don’t show that you’re broke
Actions show feelings where words just plain hurt
Soft like a rose with the thorns in my side
Killing me softly and loving me harshly

Have you ever wondered why people are the way that they are?
I’m learning who I am.
What does the mirror say about you?

OMG – I LOVE LAVENDER!!

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I have an extremely, strong willed 3 year old little girl who, 6 months ago, refused to settle down in the evenings for bedtime. You want to talk about a bedtime fight…..Yelling, screaming, throwing things. We tried everything. Laying with her till she fell asleep; letting her stay up longer till she was more tired. We finally started letting her just fight it out in her room with the door shut (she hadn’t figured out how to open doors yet). This bedtime “battle” would normally last easily about an hour and a half. Out of desperation I went to Facebook to ask for advice. I needed something to help. My husband and I were both running out of ideas to help her calm down in the evenings so that she would go to sleep with less of a fight.

Different things were suggested and we talked about different options, nothing seemed like it would really work. We knew our daughter and knew that many of the tips just wouldn’t work for her stubborn little self.

Then someone mentioned Young Living Essential Oils and offered to mail me a sample of Lavender oil, something natural and safe for our little girl. What could it hurt to try a free sample? Worst case it didn’t work and we kept looking for solutions. Best case, it works and our nightly stress level would drastically drop.

I received the sample and that night I put a little behind each ear. Within 30-45 minutes, she was quiet and ASLEEP!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! We didn’t know if it was a fluke; maybe she was just overtired that night and that’s why our “battle” was so much shorter. Used the sample again the second night. AGAIN!!! Our battle was only about 30 minutes.

Now that was about 6 months ago. Today we have our Oily routine for bedtime! We have her “perfume” have we put on her wrists and the back of her neck. Her “perfume” is a blend of Lavender, Cedarwood, and Almond oil in a roller bottle. We add a few drops of Lavender to her nightlight/diffuser and we turn on her music (nature sounds with classical music). Most nights, she’s out like a light after a short period of time and then there are nights that we know she lays there for at least an hour before falling asleep, but that’s OK, she’s quiet and calm.

Lavender and many of the other oils have become an amazing part of our daily routine and I can’t imagine our days without them. What Essential Oils have your tried? What’s your story? I’d love to hear it!!!