Monday, March 27, 2017

Slique in 60 Pledge

At the start of this year my husband embarked on a journey to lose weight and his progress is just too amazing not to share!

How did he do it?  He took the Slique in 60 Pledge!  What exactly is that? 
If you purchase any qualifying Young Living Slique kit once a month for two consecutive months and use the products faithfully and according to directions for 60 uninterrupted days, Young Living promises that you’ll see a change for the better! If you’re unsatisfied at the end of the trial period, they'll give you a product credit equal to the amount of your purchase.





So, in January 2017, he purchased the Slique Complete Kit 

Everyday he took the Slique CitraSlim Capsules as directed. 
Slique CitraSlim includes a proprietary citrus extract blend, which some studies suggest may help support the body in burning excess fat when used in conjunction with a healthy weight-management plan. This polyphenolic mixture of flavonoids offers powerful antioxidants that are touted for their health benefits. This blend may also support the release of free fatty acids, which help break down fat.
 

He replaced one meal every other day with a Slique Shake. 
Slique® Shake is a complete meal replacement shake that provides quick, satisfying, and delicious nutrition. Formulated with Slique Essence Essential Oil Blend, this shake may support healthy weight management when combined with regular exercise and a sensible diet.  In a convenient single-serving size packet, it’s easy to slip into a purse or pocket for healthy eating on the go.  Slique Shake’s berry flavor is great on its own or mixed with almond milk or fruit, and its vegan formula contains no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or GMO ingredients. Instead, Slique Shake is naturally sweetened with Stevia, organic coconut palm sugar, wolfberries, and strawberries. The formula also includes pea protein, quinoa, wolfberry, pumpkin seed protein, and alfalfa grass juice, making it not only a tasty protein shake but an excellent source of dietary fiber as well. Slique Shake also includes a fruit and vegetable blend that provides essential vitamins and minerals that many meal replacement options don’t offer.



If he found he needed a snack, he would enjoy a Slique Bar. 
Slique Bars dual-targeted satiety approach and medley of exotic fruits, nuts, and science creates the perfect functional, nutritious snack to help you feel fuller, longer.


If he found himself struggling with a craving during the day he would chew on Slique Gum.  He just about always added Slique Essence to his drinking water.  Drinking half of your body ounces in water each day in an important part of any wellness regiment, and naturally flavoring your water with essential oils helps one to do that.  Slique Essence combines grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, spearmint, and ocotea with stevia extract in a unique blend that supports healthy weight management goals.


 When he wasn't drinking water infused with Slique Essence, he would add one of these Vitality oils to his water to change things up a bit.



Or he would spice things up a bit with the Slique Tea. 


Want to know more about the Slique Products? You can see the science behind the Slique products and read additional testimonials here.

He also used other Young Living products to help him stay energized all day long, like Young Living's NingXia Red. 

If you have not yet joined our family in the kitchen for NingXia Shots, try one of these delicious recipes.


To get started, log into your Virtual Office and purchase your qualifying Slique kit today!  Not yet a Young Living Member?  What are you waiting for?   Get started today with the purchase of a Premium Starter Kit!  The Premium Starter Kit with NingXia is a perfect introduction into Young Living and will help energize you to reach your weight management goals.  This Starter Kit includes favorite NingXia Red products, including their top-selling cognitive fitness booster, NingXia NitroYou PLUS you will receive a lifetime wholesale membership.  That means 24 percent off your oils FOR LIFE.  Every single order you place is 24 percent off.  To maintain a wholesale membership, you have to spend $50 in a calendar year of products YOU select. 
https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=1570232&enrollerid=1570232&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=member


How do you get your Premium Starter Kit?  Go to youngliving.com, click on “Become a Member”, and fill out the form.  You’ll need a sponsor and enroller number because Young Living is a multi-level marketing company.  Many people tell me they can’t buy from an MLM, but when you shop at Walmart, you’re supporting a CEO’s third home.   When you shop at a MLM, you’re buying local.  You’re supporting my family business.  You’re paying for gas in our car and food on our table.  It’s the best business out there, and one of the most important reasons is you get to see your friends and family financially blessed.  My member ID is 1570232.  For your convenience, you can simply click my personalized enrollment link.

Whatever your wellness goals may be, we'd love to help you achieve them. Please let us know if you need recommendations or direction!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Top 4 Essential DIY Recipes for Dogs

Have you read my post on Essential Oils with DogsThe animals in your care depend on you for everything: food and water, grooming, and general health.  Essential oils are a great way to provide for their needs while showing them love, pampering, and attention.


Pets are susceptible to toxins too, and traditional shampoos are typically one of the worst offenders and loaded with chemicals that are harmful to our pets.  Kick toxins to the curb with this DIY Dog Shampoo and Dry Shampoo. 


Cleaning and caring for your dog's ears is easy with this recipe!



Eliminate that doggy smell and give your dog a fresh, clean scent with these safe, natural ingredients that will pamper your pet!


Spring is here and we all love to get outside and enjoy a little adventure!  Prevent your dog from brining home any hitch-hikers with this Day-Trippers Spritz.  It's great for dog lovers to use too!



Not yet a Young Living member?  What are you waiting for?   Get started today with the purchase of a Premium Starter Kit!  I’m a frugal momma, and it’s the only thing on the Young Living site that’s half off.  If you take the diffuser off, you’re literally getting 11 bottles of therapeutic grade oil for $70!  The kit also comes with bottles to share the oils with your family and friends, an AromaGlide roll-on bottle to apply the oils on the go, and samples of NingXia Red for full system support.  You also get a diffuser with the kit AND a lifetime wholesale membership.  That means 24 percent off your oils FOR LIFE.  Every single order you place is 24 percent off.  To maintain a wholesale membership, you have to spend $50 in a calendar year of products YOU select. 

https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=1570232&enrollerid=1570232&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=member

How do you get your Premium Starter Kit?  Go to youngliving.com, click on “Become a Member”, and fill out the form.  You’ll need a sponsor and enroller number because Young Living is a multi-level marketing company.  Many people tell me they can’t buy from an MLM, but when you shop at Walmart, you’re supporting a CEO’s third home.   When you shop at a MLM, you’re buying local.  You’re supporting my family business.  You’re paying for gas in our car and food on our table.  It’s the best business out there, and one of the most important reasons is you get to see your friends and family financially blessed.  My member ID is 1570232.  For your convenience, you can simply click my personalized enrollment link.


Friday, March 17, 2017

Toxin Free Family



The average person applies 300 chemicals to their body every single day, 80 of those chemicals before breakfast!  Most are from four things – soap, makeup, shampoo, and hair care.  The biggest pollutants in our home are fabric softener, dryer sheets, air freshener plug-ins, and candles.  You are literally poisoning your family every single day with the stuff that you can’t pronounce in your home, like your bright blue dish soap, the cleaner you use on your kitchen counters, processed food, and more.  Health and safety data only exists for 15 percent of all the chemicals out there, even though so many are known to cause asthma or are endocrine disrupters. 

Essential oils are a better way.  They are totally chemical free, steam distilled or cold pressed from pure plants.  There’s nothing in them but that oil, whether it is lemon, tangerine, lavender, peppermint, or others.  There are over a million uses for essential oils.  In this post I will help you kick chemicals to the curb.  It’s easy, simple, and it’s a small change you can take to protect you and your family.  It’s time to take charge of what’s in your house.


DISCLAIMER: I do have to say that I am not a medical professional. The information shared in this class is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any illness, nor is it meant to replace professional medical attention or advice.  Advice and testimonies are all based on use of Young Living brand of oils specifically. Use and application of this information is done solely at your own risk. The FDA has not evaluated these statements contained in this workshop. Please understand I cannot answer any disease/illness related questions.


Our skin is our largest organ.  It is estimated that your skin absorbs approximately 60% of what you put on it (and a much higher percentage of nanoparticles and “penetration enchancers” found in many lotions and sunscreen).  It can take as little as 26 seconds for chemicals applied to the skin to enter your bloodstream.  This is the reason why many medicines are delivered through the skin, most often in the forms of patches or gels.  This method is quite potent and effective at delivering chemicals into our body.  When you skin is warm (such as when you are in a hot shower or washing your hands in warm water), the pores open up which can increase the quantity and speed the rate at which toxins are absorbed. 
It is also common to take medications sublingually (under the tongue) because of the speed at which the medications are absorbed and enter the blood stream.   Some chemicals are even more dangerous when absorbed through the skin or sublingually because they bypass our digestive system, which can metabolize and break down some toxins.  Think for a minute: most antibacterial soaps and toothpastes come with warnings not to ingest.  Why then would you apply it to your skin or swoosh it around in your mouth?  Check your shampoos, bath soaps, toothpaste, and cleaners.
Did you know SLS is a mutagen, which means that in sufficient amounts it is capable of changing genetic information found in cells? It alters skin structure and allows other chemicals to penetrate deeper into the skin. It has been found to cause loss of hearing and eye-sight. It can also damage the immune system and cause skin inflammation.
Propylene Glycol is a byproduct of petroleum and used in antifreeze and hydraulic fluids. Yet, did you know that this toxic chemical is also commonly found in laundry detergents, pet food/treats, baby wipes, lotions, and even some processed foods?!?  Take a look at its MSDS. Here are a few highlights for you: " It may be absorbed through the skin and cause systemic effects similar to those of ingestion... It may affect behavior/central nervous system(CNS depression, general anesthetic, convulsions, seizures, somnolence, stupor, muscle contraction or spasticity, coma), brain (changes in surface EEG), metabolism, blood (intravascular hemolysis, white blood cells - decreased neutrophil function), respiration (respiratory stimulation, chronic pulmonary edema, cyanosis), cardiovascular system(hypotension, bradycardia, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest), endocrine system (hypoglycemia), urinary system (kidneys), and liver." Yet we put this stuff on our babies, feed it to our dogs, and even eat it ourselves?
DEA is a lathering agent used in soaps, detergents, and surfactants. It may also be found on labels as Cocamide DEA, DEA Lauryl Sulfate, Lauramide DEA, Linoleamide DEA, Oleaminde DEA, or TEA (Triethanolamine).  It is found in over 600 home and personal care products. More than 10,000 tons of DEA are sold and consumed in the United States annually.  DEA blocks the absorption of choline, which is a nutrient necessary for normal human brain development, which can cause birth defects and miscarriage. It is also linked to cancers of the liver, kidney, esophagus, and stomach.


When ditching the chemicals, let’s start with the products that you use every day, multiple times a day.  Hopefully you are washing your hands on a regular basis.  Regular hand washing is important in protecting yourself from germs.  However, we want to take care not to poison ourselves while trying to do something that is meant to protect us!  Thieves Foaming Hand Soap is a great alternative that protects without harming!  Thieves Foaming Hand Soap combines the Thieves blend, Lemon, and Orange essential oils with other naturally derived ingredients to clean hands.  Its instant foam makes it easy to lather and rinse.  Your skin will be left feeling clean and refreshed, but never over dried.  And most importantly, it contains no sulfates, dyes, synthetic fragrances, or harsh chemicals.
Thieves AromaBright toothpaste gently brushes away daily buildup and helps combat the effects of unsightly staining.  It’s tough on buildup, but its smooth, plant based formula is gentle on teeth and their delicate enamel.  Peppermint, Spearmint, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils, along with the popular Thieves blend, give this toothpaste a sweet, spicy-mint flavor and freshens breath – all without synthetic dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives.  With AromaBright you can ditch the ingredients in commercial toothpastes you don’t want and keep all the results you do: a deep clean, bright teeth, and fresh breath!


Fabric softener is the #1 cause of indoor pollution.  Whenever you smell that “laundry smell” you are inhaling toxic VOC’s.  In a recent study, published in the August issue of Air Quality, Atmosphere, and Health researchers found more than 25 “volatile” air pollutants – including the carcinogens acetaldehyde and benzene in homes after running a regular laundry cycle with scented liquid laundry detergent and a leading brand of scented dryer sheets.  Benzene causes leukemia and other blood cancers, according to the American Cancer Society.  Acetaldehyde has been shown to cause nasal and throat cancer in animal studies.


Thieves Laundry Soap gently and naturally washes your clothes, cleaning them without any chemical or synthetic residue.  Natural enzymes and powerful essential oils add to the formula’s strength to leave your clothes fresh and clean with a light citrus fresh scent.  The bottle may be small (be thankful you are paying less shipping!), but it is highly concentrated!!!  Use just ¼ cap for HE washers, and ½ cap for conventional washers.  I can get over 100 loads on one bottle in our high-efficiency washer (advertised as 64 loads for conventional washers).

I used to make my own laundry soap (because our kids are sensitive to so many conventional laundry detergents) until I received a free bottle of the Thieves Laundry Soap during a promotion. WOW! I was blown away by the difference in the smell of our clothes. We cloth diaper and despite running the diapers through the wash a few times with our homemade laundry soap, they never really smelled clean. My husbands work uniforms would also require a lot of added scent in the dryer to cover up the sweaty, aircraft fuel odor. There was such a noticeable difference when we switched to Thieves Laundry Soap. Even my husband noticed!


Instead of fabric softener, use wool dryer balls scented with essential oils.  Wool Dryer Balls save you money, energy, and time by cutting the dryer’s drying time - with 4 balls in your dryer, you can cut your dryer time by 25-50%!!!  That is huge for this large family momma that is constantly battling laundry mountain!

Don’t be fooled by “natural” or the green seal of approval.  Green just means that it is environmentally friendly and there is a renewable supply.  You can try looking up just how toxic your household cleaners are at: http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners .  The EPA states that there are 80,000 household chemicals.  Less than 2% have been tested.  Toxins in homes account for 90% of all poisonings each year.  There is a call to a US poison control center every 14 seconds.
In 1993, the American Public Health Association urged manufacturers to phased out the use of chlorine in consumer goods. Chlorine ranks first in industrial injuries and deaths in the US.  In 2000, the US poison control centers reported that chlorine bleach was implicated in injuries to 18,863 children under age of 6.  So why can’t you just use bleach?  Bleach is 3-6% sodium hypochlorite and 94-97% water.  When the sodium hypochlorite evaporates, it leaves water in its place and allows mold colonies to begin forming again in 24 hours or less.  Bleach does not kill mold spores in the air or on porous surfaces.  Bleach can be highly toxic, and is believed by some authorities to migrate to the thyroid where it may replace iodine and may damage or diminish thyroid function




I cannot express enough how much I love Thieves Household Cleaner!  It has replaced every other cleaner in our home!  I love the power of Thieves and the confidence I have in its ability to truly clean the home of any potentially harmful organisms.  Check out this Zone of Inhibition experiment done by Dr. Cole Wooley.  The first petri dish shows the Staphylococcus bacterial growth without essential oils.  Staph colonies cover the entire plate.  In the second photo, Cinnamon Bark essential oil was added to the adsorbing disk at the center of the petri dish.  The bacteria-free circle is very broad.  Some Staph colonies are growing on the periphery, but not in the center.  This is why cinnamon bark is a strong essential oil defense against Staph and other harmful bacteria.  Cinnamon bark is just one of the essential oils found in the Thieves blend!





This all-purpose cleaner can be used on any surface in your home for dusting, spot cleaning, scrubbing, or any other cleaning need. Wherever you use it, you’ll feel good knowing it’s safe to use around everyone in your family, including pets.  Watch this video to see our children cleaning our bathroom with just three capfuls of cleaner.  

Super easy, super effective, and super budget friendly. 
Check out this photo of the Thieves Household Cleaner vs. our 11-year-old couch! 
So thankful we were able to salvage our couch and wait a few more years for the kids to grow up a bit before investing in a new couch!


Of the 884 toxins used in personal care products: 778 can cause acute toxicity, 146 can cause tumors, 218 can cause reproductive complications, 314 can cause biological mutation, and 376 can cause skin and eye irritations.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission states that “Of chemicals commonly found in homes, 150 have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological abnormalities”.  I encourage you to be a label reader!

Thankfully, we as informed consumers have choices.  You do not have to choose to allow toxins into your home.  Our family has chosen to ditch the toxins and have slowly replaced our home with Young Living Personal Care and Household Products. Our kids bathe in the KidScents bath gel (no chemical filled bubble baths for us!) and use the KidScents shampoo.  I love the Lavender Mint Shampoo and Conditioner and the Orange Blossom Face Wash is awesome!  Remember, Young Living products are highly concentrated!  I extend the life of my Shampoo and Face Wash by filling about 1/3 of a foam pump bottle and topping with distilled water.  My husband loves all the Shutran products – Shutran oil instead of cologne, Shutran Bar Soap, and Shutran Shave Cream.


It is estimated that every year, Indoor Air Pollution causes 1.6 million deaths.  That is 1 death every 20 seconds.  The EPA says that pollutants may be 2-5 times and occasionally more than 100 times higher than outdoor levels.  Where does this pollution come from?  Furniture, Paint, and Mattresses may all contribute to out-gassing and increased levels of volatile compounds in the air.  However, synthetic fragrances, such as air fresheners, plug-in deodorizers, and scented candles can emit hundreds of harmful chemicals – and this is a source of toxins that can be easily preventable!


You will find a diffuser in just about every room in our home! By diffusing we have not only ditched the chemicals found in synthetic fragrances, but the oils themselves help to purify the air.  It’s a win-win!!!

Watch the Webinar Version of Toxin Free Family:

https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=1570232&enrollerid=1570232&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=member

By now, if you are not yet a Young Living member I’m sure you are a tad overwhelmed and wondering where to begin.  With a Young Living Premium Starter Kit!  I’m a frugal momma, and it’s the only thing on the Young Living site that’s half off.  I recommend one of the Diffuser Premium Starter Kits.  If you take the diffuser off, you’re literally getting 11 bottles of therapeutic grade oil for $70!  The kit also comes with bottles to share the oils with your family and friends, an AromaGlide roll-on bottle to apply the oils on the go, and samples of NingXia Red for full system support.  You also get a diffuser with the kit AND a lifetime wholesale membership.  That means 24 percent off your oils and products FOR LIFE.  Every single order you place is 24 percent off. 
While the Diffuser Premium Starter Kit is an awesome option for those that want to start detoxing their home by combatting indoor air pollution and making DIY personal and household care products, others prefer the Premium Starter Kit with Thieves.  This kit helps you quickly replace harmful chemicals in your home with powerful, natural, alternatives – like the Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, Thieves Toothpaste and Mouthwash, Thieves Spray and Hand Purifier, and more! 
https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=1570232&enrollerid=1570232&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=member

Others prefer to make the jump into a toxin-free lifestyle with the Premier Package which comes with the Diffuser Premium Starter Kit and Thieves Essential Rewards Kit.  For just $275 you are well on your way to detoxing your home with products valued at $568.35.  What a fantastic value!
When you have decided which kit you would like, go to youngliving.com, click on “Become a Member”, and fill out the form.  You’ll need a sponsor and enroller number because Young Living is a multi-level marketing company.  Many people tell me they can’t buy from an MLM, but when you shop at Walmart, you’re supporting a CEO’s third home.   When you shop at a MLM, you’re buying local.  You’re supporting my family business.  You’re paying for gas in our car and food on our table.  It’s the best business out there, and one of the most important reasons is you get to see your friends and family financially blessed.  My member ID is 1570232.
Curious why our family has chosen Young Living?  Take a few minutes to watch this video:

Learn more by visiting our website: JessicaBaker.VibrantScents.Com


********GIVEAWAY**********
Comment below with a swap you have made in your home (or would like to make). For example, traded out candles for a diffuser and essential oils, or Palmolive for Thieves Dish Soap. On Friday, May 12, 2016, I will choose a winner!

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Essential Oils with Dogs




The animals in your care depend on you for everything: food and water, grooming, and general health.  Essential oils are a great way to provide for their needs while showing them love, pampering, and attention. 





I do have to say that I am not a medical professional nor a veterinarian.  The information shared in this class is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any illness, nor is it meant to replace professional medical attention or advice.  Advice and testimonies are all based on use of Young Living brand of oils specifically. Use and application of this information is done solely at your own risk. The FDA has not evaluated these statements contained in this workshop. Please understand I cannot answer any disease/illness related questions.   





The objective of this class is to share how you can support the health of your dog with Young Living products.  Young Living is the World Leader in essential oils.  Through the painstaking steps of their proprietary Seed to Seal production process, they produce the best, most authentic essential oils in the world.  They are committed to providing pure, powerful products for every family and lifestyle, all infused with the life-changing benefits of their essential oils.  If you are not familiar with Young Living, I invite you to check out their Seed to Seal website: http://seedtoseal.com/

Young Living even has the Young Living Essential Oils Veterinary Advisory Council which provides valuable insight into the development of our pioneering essential oils and oil-infused products.  This professional organization comprises prominent scientific professionals from around the globe, uniting years of experience in natural products.  The council’s unmatched leadership, expertise, and passion for essential oil innovation is redefining the way the world thinks about wellness.  Each year Young Living holds an Essential Oils and Animals Conference where they bring veterinarians, researchers, and animal lovers together for an unforgettable weekend of product training and presentations.  To find out more visit: https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/company/about/younglivingfarms/farm-events/essential-oils-and-animals-conference

 The key to using essential oils with your animals is to always go slowly – don’t rush and don’t push.  Your animal will respond better to essential oils if they are comfortable with you and the odors.  Dogs are much more sensitive to smell than we are.  Less is usually more.  Wear oils around your animals, diffuse in their space, or apply to your hands and let the animals smell them. 




Once they are used to essential oils, dogs can respond well to topical application.  Paws are a great place to apply essential oils, and there are even vita-flex points for dogs.  Try rubbing oils on your own hands and then stroking the dog’s fur.  The hair on animals actually works like a wick to siphon the oils into the skin where they are absorbed into the bloodstream.  Just like in humans, be careful applying oils to sensitive areas and take extra precaution to keep the essential oils out of the eyes.  Always have a carrier oil on hand when using oils on your animals, just in case.  Do not dilute essential oils with water, only oil.  Water will drive the oils deeper into the animal’s tissue and can increase the irritation. 


Did you know Young Living has an entire line of oils that are intended for internal use?  They are called Vitality oils and can be given internally to your dogs.  You may be able to mix the oil into your animal’s food or add the oils to a capsule.  For larger dogs, place the oils into their mouth by pulling out the bottom lip and dropping the oils in.  Remember to use common sense.  Some oils are “hot” and should not be placed directly into the mouth. 

Essential oils tend to be species specific.  An oil that will be most effective when taken internally by one species, may work more effectively for another species when diffused.  Remember, go slow and if you are not seeing the results you desire try a different application method or essential oil.

Your animal’s size affects the amount of oil you should use.  Animal Scents Ointment can seal and protect areas where essential oils have been applied. 


Young Living has nearly 200 different single oils and blends, which is more than any other company out there!  No worries, we aren’t going to talk about all of them.  We’re going to focus first on the 10 most commonly used and versatile Young Living essential oils... we call these the Everyday Oils and they come in the Premium Starter Kit.  Many of you already have a Premium Starter Kit, so you will be able to begin using these applications right away.  If you do not yet have a Premium Starter Kit, I will share with you how you can get one at the end of this blog post. 



Copaiba has some powerful constituents that my help with irritation and injury.  Plus, it has virtually no odor and is mild.  You can apply this oil topically to the location of concern, or you may choose to give Copaiba Vitality in a capsule.  Copaiba is an amplifier.  When you apply Copaiba on top of another essential oil, the effects of the first oil(s) will be magnified.  You know I use this every time I use a rare or expensive oil to get more bang for my buck!




I always say there is a reason Frankincense was given to baby Jesus!  It is my first oil of choice for our young children and my top choice for animals.  Anytime something just doesn’t seem “right”, use Frankincense.  We take Frankincense Vitality daily as part of our wellness regimen, so why not give it to our pets daily too!




Lavender is the swiss army knife of essential oils.  If I do not have the oil I want to use or if I am just not sure which oil to use, I will always try lavender because of its adaptogenic properties.  Lavender is also my number one choice for any skin issues. 




Peppermint is another incredibly versatile oil.  At last year’s Young Living Convention, the speaker told a story about how she adds Peppermint Vitality oil to the water troughs in the fields to support her horses’ digestive systems and as soon as she would drop in the oil dogs from all over would come running and jump into the oil infused water to cool off.  So as you are hiking, sitting at the ball field, or playing at the dog park and spritzing yourself with peppermint infused water to stay cool, don’t forget to spritz your dogs too!




DiGize is a blend designed to support the digestive system.  It can be used topically over the stomach or you can add a few drops of DiGize Vitality to a capsule.  It is great when you dog eats something he/she should not have.  It is also useful to use on car trips!




With Wintergreen and other soothing oils, PanAway is an incredible oil for relieving occasional discomfort.  It can be added to a carrier oil and massaged onto the area of concern to provide relief from normal discomfort associated with aging, as well as occasional discomfort for your active dogs.




Purification can be used to freshen the air and eliminate odors.  For this reason alone many pet owners enjoy diffusing Purification in their homes to remove the “wet dog” smell, and it is fantastic for removing odors from pet carriers, cages, and boarding areas.  You can also apply topically to your dog to help them enjoy the outdoors annoyance free. 




Stress away supports emotional balance in pets and their owners.  It is a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life.  It is a wonderful oil to use to help you dog adapt to a new situation (perhaps a new work schedule, a new baby in the home, or an additional pet being welcomed into the home). 




Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular blends – in fact there is a whole Thieves line of products!  Thieves essential oil blend gets its name from the days of the plague when a band of thieves (robbers) used herbs, spices, and essential oils to keep from catching the plague from the victims who were sick and dying.  It provides powerful support to the immune system.  Slowly introduce Thieves Vitality in dog’s feed, or perhaps in a capsule.  Thieves is a favorite essential oil aroma diffused in kennels.  Use it before and after travel or trips to the kennel, vet, or dog park to support a healthy immune system. 




Lemon has a clean, refreshing scent and is known for its cleansing properties.  Lemon Vitality can be added to your dog’s water bowl (be sure you are using a stainless-steel bowl – because oils break down petrochemicals, never add them to plastic). 



RC is a powerful and invigorating blend of Spruce, Cypress, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Eucalyptus Citriodora.  It Is supportive of the respiratory and immune system.  Diffuse in the area your dog rests at night, or dilute and rub on the fur on the back of your dog’s neck. 

Want to learn more?  Watch my presentation on YouTube!



By now, if you are not yet a Young Living member I’m sure you are a tad overwhelmed and wondering where to begin.  With a Young Living Premium Starter Kit!  I’m a frugal momma, and it’s the only thing on the Young Living site that’s half off.  If you take the diffuser off, you’re literally getting 11 bottles of therapeutic grade oil for $70!  The kit also comes with bottles to share the oils with your family and friends, an AromaGlide roll-on bottle to apply the oils on the go, and samples of NingXia Red for full system support.  You also get a diffuser with the kit AND a lifetime wholesale membership.  That means 24 percent off your oils FOR LIFE.  Every single order you place is 24 percent off.  To maintain a wholesale membership, you have to spend $50 in a calendar year of products YOU select. 
https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=1570232&enrollerid=1570232&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=member

How do you get your Premium Starter Kit?  Go to youngliving.com, click on “Become a Member”, and fill out the form.  You’ll need a sponsor and enroller number because Young Living is a multi-level marketing company.  Many people tell me they can’t buy from an MLM, but when you shop at Walmart, you’re supporting a CEO’s third home.   When you shop at a MLM, you’re buying local.  You’re supporting my family business.  You’re paying for gas in our car and food on our table.  It’s the best business out there, and one of the most important reasons is you get to see your friends and family financially blessed.  My member ID is 1570232.  For your convenience, you can simply click my personalized enrollment link.