Tag: essential oils

Young Living Essential Oil Company Review

Uncategorized October 2, 2018

Hi, my loves!

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If you follow me on Instagram – you will know I have recently been using Young Living essential oils. I’ve used essential oils before, but nothing compared to what Young Living provides.

First off:

What are essential oils? Essential oils are the highly concentrated version of the natural oils in plants.

Why are they important? Essential oils have many medicinal as well as therapeutic properties which can aid in living a more joyous and healthy life.

I’m going to go over what I’ve used from Young Living and what I think of the company as a whole.

So, first of all, Young Living has not only essential oils on their website, they also have skincare products, products for children or your family, and even nutritional products. I however, wanted to start with the oils because that is the basis of all their other products. I kind of stupidly picked my oils if I’m being honest with you, but now that I know what I can use them for, I don’t feel so badly. I picked Cedar Wood, Clove, Spearmint (why, lol), Citrus Fresh vitality (digestible), and ginger.

When I signed up for Young Living, I chose the basic start kit as well which meant I could get a look at some of the other products they sell – which included a sample of their Thieves cleaner, and a vitamin packed beverage called ningxia red. It also included Stress Away, which is one of their famous blends of oils. The packaging and care they took was remarkable, and nothing came damaged or even moved around at all.

Trying the oils was the best part of it all, and I could tell just by taking a smell of the oils that they were very high quality and I was immediately satisfied within minutes. I am so glad I spent the money on even testing out a few random oils because I knew this would lead to me buying oils which could help me out in the long run. I’ve had my oils for about three weeks now and I am smitten. I actually placed another order for Lavender, Lemon, and Inner Child (a blend).

I love to use them topically as much as possible and I have just started to diffuse them. I have noticed my general mindset has changed a lot just by purchasing these oils if I’m being honest. It makes me want to live an even more holistic life and thrive on nature’s gifts instead of ones produced in a factory.

If you are even slightly considering getting into essential oils and a holistic lifestyle with your skincare, household products, nutrition, I recommend looking a Young Living. The cost may be daunting at first but these bottles will last you ages since they are so highly concentrated and pure.

I also encourage you, strongly, to buy the premium starter kit because it is the best value for what you are receiving. I’m going to leave a link to the website just in case you are curious.  Click Here 

I will most likely be posting more on essential oils as I purchase more from Young Living. If you have any questions about Young Living or essential oils in general, feel free to leave a comment below! I’m eager to talk about it!

I hope you all have a lovely rest of your day,

Julie

Lavender Essential Oil Overview

blog, skincare, spirituality May 11, 2018

Hello, my dears!

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This past week has been hard on me, and I have been relying on essential oils more than usual. Essential oils are oils which are derived from various herbs, flowers, and resins of plants, etc. I personally have been using them for about three years now and I can tell that they have played a large part in relieving stress in my life. I personally am lucky that essential oils have an immediate effect on me, so I am able to use them as needed. The essential oil which has had the most influence on my anxiety and stress is lavender essential oil. Lavender is known for calming and relaxing and could easily put me to sleep but it has many other roles as well which I’m going to briefly go over today.

  1. Lavender can be used in aromatherapy. It is a wonderful smelling oil with properties that soothe and calm. It can be used in soap, lotions, or perfumes. You can also make pillow sprays, room sprays, etc to promote sleep and wellness.
  2. It can be used as an acne treatment.  The way lavender works with acne is by being an antibacterial and reducing inflammation. It can also be used as an acne scar healer as well.
  3. A pain reliever. Lavender, when topically applied and used with a massage can relieve many muscle pains!
  4. Improves blood circulation. This wonderful oil has the ability to lower blood pressure and increase blood circulation and is often used for those who have hypertension. You can get the results by using lavender as an aromatherapy tool.
  5. Strengthens your immune system. Lavender is an immunity booster since it has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Lavender was used this way in earlier times to treat infections.

Lavender is also known for treating nausea, aids in digestive flow, and may even prevent cancer from forming.

I highly encourage you to find a use for lavender essential oil in your life. It is such a lovely, natural oil which can provide many reliefs to symptoms, specifically anxiety and worries. Make sure when you are looking for oils though, that you find a high-quality oil so you can get the most benefits.

Until Next Time!

Happy Friday,

Julie

(p.s. Regular posting will resume Sunday.)

 

How To Cope With Loneliness

blog, spirituality, Uncategorized April 25, 2018

Hello, my dears!

I want to make a special post for mental health week. I know I personally have struggled with mental health issues and have constantly been working on my own recovery for the last five years. I want to address a subject which I know we all have experienced at loneliness in at least a mild form. I have suffered immensely from loneliness and choosing to isolate due to my illness so I know it quite well. I’m going to talk about how you can cope with this feeling and learn from it.

Loneliness is a feeling some of us may feel more than others, but we all feel it at one point. Whether it is feeling lonely when you’re alone, or when you’re in a crowded room, it is still valid for whichever circumstance. Loneliness can make us feel sad, uneasy, and many other emotions which should be processed.

The best part of loneliness, if there is one, is that you can change it. The feeling may not go away immediately but you can try. The best way I find my sadness goes away is by being distracted. Distracting yourself keeps you not only busy but engaged by something productive.

Here are a few things I like to do to keep my mind off being lonely:

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  1. Read. Honestly, reading is so helpful because you can escape into another world and find a fictional place or a new found education on a fascinating topic. Find a new book, sit in a comfy chair, and find yourself a cup of tea. This is something you will not regret!

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  1. Doodle. This is something you probably did as a kid, but it is something very creative that anyone can do. You simply sit down, think of something you want to draw and turn it into reality. It’s so much fun and you are using your creative energies on something that will make you smile when you are done.

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  1. Aromatherapy. I’ve talked about this on my blog before but when I feel low I instantly think to light a candle or use essential oils. They are an instant gratification source which I use a lot. Find an essential oil blend to uplift your mood or relax you! I like to set an intention with each candle I light because it provides a chance to turn over your negative mindset and bring positivity into the moment.

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  1. Plan Social Events. I really like to reach out to my friends when I am at the lowest point of loneliness. I know it can be hard, and easier said than done. Text your friend you haven’t reached out to in a while, and see how they are. Even a small amount of communication can bring light to a dark time.

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  1. Get outside. Seriously, if you don’t do any of the other things, simply step outside into nature and enjoy it. Whether it’s for five minutes or five hours, you’ll appreciate what you have and realize that this is all just temporary. Tomorrow can bring on anything and you are blessed to be part of it.

These are just a few ways to make feeling lonely not so lonely. Mental health is not something that ever should be pushed aside. It is a very significant part of who we are as humans and self-care should be a priority in everyone’s mind. I am truly grateful for the help I have gotten over the last several years and I hope if you are struggling, you reach out for help. If you want to add anything else, feel free to talk in the comments! I am listening!

Love Always,

Julie