Friday, August 1, 2014

Quality Always Matters

  The Ancient Essentials blog has been a bit too quiet lately, but there has been quite a bit on my plate. I hope to soon share posts and testimonials on hormonal balance and emotional support with YLEOs. For today, I thought I'd blog a simple post sharing the new Seed to Seal website that Young Living Essential Oils recently launched [Click on image below]. Quality essential oils are an ongoing topic of debate right now, so how appropriate is it that Young Living is providing us detailed steps to share their process of producing essential oils. Honesty and integrity speaks for itself.


http://seedtoseal.com/en

  Their new website contains videos and step by step summaries of each step they take to ensure their customers only the highest quality of essential oils. In the words of Gary Young, "If you don't know your seed, you don't know your oil." These steps are essential to a pure oil. If any step of the way is compromised, or left undone, then the quality of that oil cannot be guaranteed and should not be used internally or topically. While Young Living has full control over the production of their oils, many others are merely broker companies - not producers. This is why I give a word of caution to anyone who is seeking other essential oil brands just because they are cheaper. Cheap = Cheap. Don't take that risk on your own health. When you take the time to find out what it is involved in producing a pure and unadulterated oil, you will realize it is not cheap at all to make. It is worth the investment for the safety and health of your own self and family to commit to a company that cares about you. Young Living has shown that commitment time and time again. They don't settle for less when it comes to their products and their customers.
  In addition, through the wholesale membership and the Essential Rewards program offered by Young Living, you will find that you can save quite a bit if you are a regular buyer of essential oils. The wholesale membership grants you 24% off products ($50 a year in oils maintains your wholesale customer status) and gives you free access to join the Essential Rewards program at anytime, which is $50 in oils a month to maintain. The Essential Rewards program offers you discounted shipping and the ability to receive 20% back on your orders every month (I've been doing this for the past several years and LOVE this program! At the end of every year, I have free points racked up on my account and am able to purchase a ton of oils and products! It's basically like Christmas!). Now isn't that a savings? So, when it comes to essential oils, do your research. Know your company. Know your producer. Learn what it takes to create a pure essential oil and the real costs of it. Lastly, I finish this post with a graphic of the top reasons why I encourage others to choose Young Living Essential Oils.



To get started using therapeutic grade essential oils for you and your family, I recommend purchasing the Premium Starter Kit! You can begin enjoying wholesale prices AND a large selection of essential oils at the same time. This is a great way to begin incorporating the most versatile essential oils into your daily life. I also personally send you with an essential oil gift when you become a wholesale customer under me. It's my way of saying "thank you!" and supporting you in building your own natural medicine cabinet. I am always holding giveaways every month for those who become wholesale customers with Ancient Essentials. Feel free to comment or message me to find out which oils I am giving away this month! :)

By the way, I am not a doctor. I just a woman who uses essential oils in her daily life with family and friends. The information provided on Ancient Essentials 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.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Budget Bug Repellent Spray


This past week, I was shopping at my local organic and health food store and noticed an elaborate display for bug repellent sprays and creams. I am sure they all smelled wonderful, but the prices weren't too exciting. Most of them were around $10 for just 2 to 3 ounces of liquid. I went home to figure out how much I am saving by making my own bug repellent spray. I came up with the recipe below and, after doing the math (how much each 15ml essential oil bottle costs wholesale, how much per drop of the roughly 300 drops in each bottle), I calculated that my 1 ounce bug repellent spray came out to $2.40! Even if I doubled it, it would still be super cheap: $4.80! This is a great way to keep on budget, but still have a high quality product.

Purification is a blend of Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, Lavandin, and Melaleuca. It is widely know that Citronella is an insect deterrent and a good sanitizer and deodorizer of surfaces. It can even be combined with Cedarwood to enhance its effect. The other oils in this blend are very purifying  and cleansing to the skin which makes them safe and gentle to use. Peppermint and Clove are also known as oils for deterring bugs and the Peppermint gives a great cooling sensation to your skin.

Budget Bug Repellent Spray

1 oz. spray bottle
1/4 tsp Epsom Salts
20 Drops Purification
10 Drops Clove
10 Drops Peppermint

First, place the Epsom salts in the bottle and drop the essential oils over it so that it soaks in the oils. Then, fill the bottle with distilled/purified water and you are good to go! When I spray this over my arms, legs, and neck, I usually use my hands to really rub it all around so that I don't miss any spots.

I use this spray whenever I visit my in-laws who live out in the country. During summer evenings, their porch is filled with very large mosquitoes hovering about! I was able to sit outside to enjoy the night air and, although the bugs were flying around, not one of them landed on me. Success!


The great thing about this recipe is that two of the oils (Purification and Peppermint) are included in the starter-kit when you become a Young Living wholesale customer - and a 15ml bottle of Clove is only $15.25 with wholesale pricing!

I only use Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils because of their high purity. Many essential oils on the market today are adulterated and are not put through a Seed to Seal process that Young Living lives by. I highly recommend these essential oils for their outstanding purity and also because, simply put, they really work. I began my journey over two years ago with Young Living EOs and have never looked back. They are remarkable!

To get started using therapeutic grade essential oils for you and your family, I recommend purchasing the Premium Starter Kit! You can begin enjoying wholesale prices AND a large selection of essential oils at the same time. This is a great way to begin incorporating the most versatile essential oils into your daily life. I also personally gift you with an essential oil when you become a wholesale customer under me. It's my way of saying "thank you!" and supporting you in building your own natural medicine cabinet.

By the way, I am not a doctor. I just a woman who uses essential oils in her daily life with family and friends. The information provided on Ancient Essentials 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.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Essential Oils for Job Interviews

 

We all know that job interviews leave us a nervous wreck. That's where I was last week as I prepared for my first-ever official interview at a nearby elementary school. I knew I was going to need to slather myself in oils to get through it. The essential oils listed below are what I used to calm my racing heart and mind, as well as focus my thoughts.

1. A drop of Valor on bottom of each foot, rub it in gently. Then, place a drop on back of neck. Valor contains Frankincense, Spruce, Blue Tansy, and Rosewood. I usually use this one for back and pain issues, but every now and then I find it incredibly strengthening for emotional purposes.

2. Practice deep, slow, rhythmic breathing as you are applying these oils.

3. Apply some drops of Cedarwood on bottoms of feet and then along your temples. Place a drop in palm of hands and cup them near your nose breathing it in 10 times.

4. Apply a drop of two of Stress Away along neck, temples, and wrists. This blend contains Cedarwood, Lime, Vanilla, Lavender, Copaiba, and Ocotea. It is sweet smelling and helps reduce tension.

5. Lastly, place a drop of Lavender on forehead and on wrists.


During the interview, although still naturally nervous, I felt more grounded and clear-headed. I have a habit of needing to fidget when I am wrestling with anxiety. This time, I wasn't fidgeting at all, but I felt relaxed and focused enough to even look the ladies who interviewed me in the eye. I also managed to speak in complete sentences, which is rare for me when I am riddled with nervous energy! These essential oils are definitely in my cabinet for any future interview experiences.

The sense of smell is the only one of our five senses directly linked to the limbic region of our brain, which is our emotional control center. Since this system is directly connected to the parts of the brain that control heart rate, digestion, blood pressure, breathing, stress levels, sexual arousal, and hormone balance, the use of therapeutic grade essential oils in aromatherapy can have profound physiological and psychological effects on our physical and emotional well-being.
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What happens when you’re stressed? There is an actual, measurable, physical response to it. Stress and anxiety are known to sap our energy, affect our skin, aggravate our muscles and nerves, disrupt digestion, affect our sleep, and make us more prone to illness and disease. So, the stress-related health issue you’ve been dealing with isn’t “all in your head.” But what is in your head, along with essential oils, may help you deal with it!
Therapeutic grade essential oils may offer a powerful and safe form of therapy for emotional healing without the dangerous side effects of anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications.

I only use Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils because of their high purity. Many essential oils on the market today are adulterated and are not put through a Seed to Seal process that Young Living lives by. I highly recommend these essential oils for their outstanding purity and also because, simply put, they really work. I began my journey over two years ago with Young Living EOs and have never looked back. They are remarkable!

To get started using therapeutic grade essential oils for you and your family, I recommend purchasing the Premium Starter Kit! You can begin enjoying wholesale prices AND a large selection of essential oils at the same time. This is a great way to begin incorporating the most versatile essential oils into your daily life. I also personally gift you with an essential oil when you become a wholesale customer under me. It's my way of saying "thank you!" and supporting you in building your own natural medicine cabinet.

By the way, I am not a doctor. I just a woman who uses essential oils in her daily life with family and friends. The information provided on Ancient Essentials 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.