Lemon Honey Garlic Salmon

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 cluster of cilantro 

1 lemon

1 lime

1 orange

Organic honey

Paprika

1 filet of salmon 

*gluten, dairy, soy free*

Preheat oven to 400. Line a pan with tin foil. Mix the garlic, cilantro, lemon juice and lime juice in a bowl with a pinch or two of paprika. Cut the salmon filet into individual sized pieces and line the bottom of the tray with your salmon. I prefer wild caught salmon. Spoon the garlic cilantro mix onto the salmon filets and top off with a pinch of salt and pepper. Lay thinly sliced orange slices on top of the salmon and drizzle your honey over the top of everything. Wrap up the foil and bake for 20 minutes or until done. 

Tip: for added benefits I use a drop or two of lemon and black pepper vitality essential oils. You can find more info here.

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After: 

  
Enjoy! 

 

Strength in Vulnerability

  
When you think of success- what do think of first? Money, time, family, a nice home, nice cars, vacations, etc? Those items may be what our society deems as evidence of success- but the true question is what defines success for you on an individual level? 

During my time in college as I was looking into the world of teaching so many times we came across the idea that all children are unique in terms of potential, ability and talents yet all are capable of success in their own measures. As we grow and mature as part of the society around us we loose sight of those very differences that outline what ‘success’ means to each of us individually. Now, don’t get me wrong, I personally find a lot of motivation in seeing what opportunities others have opened up for themselves and desiring to obtain that opportunity too- however- I only strive for those that I know will bring joy and happiness to my quality of life. My view on obtaining those opportunities is simple. We each have a unique set of skills and by implementing them to the best of our ability we can push life to the next level. 

But what if while you are reading this you are saying to yourself- yah sure- that’s great and all, but if I only had the time I would make the changes needed to get myself to the next level. I would challenge you to think do you really not have the time or do you simple have a fear of vulnerability? It’s a brash question- but one I ask myself daily when faced with any fork in life’s road. Do I really have an obstacle in my way or am I just afraid of the risks involved with making it happen.

Human kind feels a natural tendency of threat when we are placed in a vulnerable position. But not al vulnerability is bad- on occasion it might just be the very place you find your strength. Think about it- how many great leaders has our world known- how many of them got where they were through struggle, adversity, discomfort, unease? It is through these feelings and positions of vulnerability that great strength and clarity of what our hearts want can be found. 

If you find yourself stuck at a fork in the road- I challenge you to define your own personal successes and allow the position of vulnerability to provide clarity to your hearts desires and your inner strength. When we are weak, so are we strong. 

Tidbit: when I need an extra pick me up of strength and encouragement I like to diffuse valor, grounding and clarity- you can find more info on oils here

-Chelsea 

Choose Gratitude 

  
Today is a day for gratitude. I woke this morning with a calm heart,  rolling over  to see my husband still fast asleep. As I got up to make a coffee I remembered our hotel room had a patio that looked out over the ocean. I grabbed a robe from the closet- my cup of coffee- and my phone and headed or to the patio to relax for the first few moments of the day. 

Sounds nice right? 

It was- but let me let you in on a secret. I skipped a few steps. You see- I woke this morning with a calm heart but also a headache from having wine too late the night before. I rolled over and my husband was fast asleep taking up most of the bed. I got up to make a cup of coffee, put in too much water and the cup was too smal which resulted in spilled coffee all over the counter. I grabbed a robe and went out to patio and listened to all sorts of noises as I attempted to relax viewing the ocean for the first few moments of the day. 

Interesting comparison huh? Same story- same morning. One that approaches the day with a perspective that allows the nuances from each day dictate the mood of the morning and cause frustration and the other approaches the morning from a perspective that chooses gratitude and openness allowing emotional stability and grounding throughout the afternoon. 

The truth? Both stories are real. After I finished my coffee, my husband and I applied some valor essential oil for focus and headed down to the beach for early morning meditation. My focus for the morning was gratitude. Despite how things may seem- whether or not you are where you planned to be or if things are going your way- there are moments in life where we must choose gratitude above all. If I were to tell you my life today is perfect- that would be far from true. However, if I were to tell you I had plenty to be greatful for- you couldn’t get closer to truth. 

Choose gratitude. In all things- every day- choose gratitude. Step back and look at your life from the side of the road- watch your loved ones, friends, family, successes and experiences and be greatful and count them as the blessings they are. 

-Chelsea 

DIY: Fabric Fresh

As part of our family’s journey to a chemical free home, we threw away all commercial fabric fresheners. We used to use them all the time with kids playing in our house, two dogs, a weightlifting husband, and the normal day to day smells. However, once I learned of the toxicity and damage the chemicals in those cleaners posess – there was no way I wanted those things near my family! Now we use this recipe for ‘fabric fresh’- a completely DIY toxin free fabric freshener that is safe for our family and our pets. Enjoy!

FABRIC FRESH 

1/2 cup baking soda

Young Living Essential Oils of your choosing

  • I used lavender, purification, cedar wood and thieves 

Distiller water 

A glass spray bottle 

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Step 1: mix half a cup of baking soda with about 30 drops of essential oils in any combination of your choosing. 

Step 2: pour the mixture into the glass bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water

Step 3: close the bottle and shake to mix- always make sure to shake before use so the spray top doesn’t get clogged. 

Step 4: COVER YOUR HOUSE! Spray on blankets, dog beds, pillows, in closets etc and enjoy the beautiful fresh smell of your home! 

  
 

Christmas Morning Every Month

Getting an essential rewards delivery is like Christmas morning once a month!!! 

Today I got my February essential rewards order in the mail!!!  Here is what came inside: 

Mirah Shave Oil- for the husband! He loves the oils and a smooth shave! 

Deep Relief- for the husband!  Soothing for those achy muscles after a good lifting session! 
Breathe again- also for the husband (anyone sensing a theme here?! ūüėČ)  for the respiratory support especially as we head into spring! 

Shampoo and conditioner – my favorites! Keeps my hair bright and shiny!! 

Dog shampoo- for the pups! They break out in hives from any commercial brands! 

Deodorant and soap- because why stop at shampoo?!

A few of my favorite oils but the one I am most excited for………the holy grail of all essential oils…………. 
Rose.  Did you know rose oil has one of the highest frequencies available? Rose is the end all be all of oils and I am so excited to have my hands on it!!! Stay tuned for more benefits on rose oil! 

 

Getting Started: A Career with Young Living

So.. Why Young Living? The following excerpt comes from the Young Living website itself. However, you can also find MY REASONS Рhere.

“Have you ever wanted to truly own your time‚ÄĒand your life? What if going to work every day was exciting and enjoyable, and you no longer had to wonder how you were going to pay the bills? Young Living‚Äôs generous compensation plan gives you the power to take control of your future and build a business that will change your life forever.

Being a Young Living member goes beyond simply building a thriving business, however. You will also enjoy extensive networking opportunities, exclusive hands-on experiences, and a strong sense of community. Some of the unique benefits of Young Living membership include:

Generous Compensation: Young Living offers an industry-leading compensation plan with generous commissions and bonuses. Compensation Plan Highlights (PDF)
Wholesale Pricing: Save 24 percent off retail pricing on Young Living products, and save even more money with exclusive specials and promotions every month.
Essential Rewards: As a member, you are eligible to enroll in the Essential Rewards program and earn as much as 20 percent off each order in Essential Rewards points.
Exclusive Experiences:¬†Participate in unique events such as the Global Leadership Cruise and our annual International Grand Convention, and experience our¬†Seed to Seal¬ģ¬†process firsthand at farm harvests and plantings.
Community: Enjoy a close-knit community of support. In addition to your sponsor, the entire Young Living family is ready to assist and encourage you in your journey.
Education: Young Living provides ongoing health education opportunities through conventions, seminars, and newsletters to keep you informed and assist you in your wellness progress.
Recognition:¬†As you expand your organization and advance toward the prestigious rank of Royal Crown Diamond, you will enjoy special recognition for your accomplishments and leadership!”
Become a member now by clicking  here and following the steps listed! Any questions- shoot me an email at happyoilerhaines@gmail.com or comment below!
Not interested in building a business yet? Enroll as a customer and receive our products at retail pricing with flexible monthly purchasing options- you can enroll as a customer here. Any questions- shoot me an email at happyoilerhaines@gmail.com or comment below!
-xoxo Chelsea

Purchasing a PSK

Here are the steps to ordering …. When your are ready , click the following signup link¬†and follow these steps:

Signup Link: Order Here

1. Be sure to check Wholesale Member to earn your 24% off any future orders.

2. Then choose the Premium Starter Kit that you want- example: Bamboo/Aroma Diffuser ($160), etc

3. Go ahead and just say No Thanks for Step 3 about Essential Rewards. No need to worry about that right now!

4. Now’s a great time to add anything else you want. I recommend Deep Relief, Breathe Again, Peace & Calming and a few (okay, a lot of) others Follow the process all the way through to the end, where you will receive TWO confirmation emails! One confirming that you signed up, and another confirming your order. Let me know if you don’t get that order confirmation email for any reason.

Let me know if you have ANY questions at all or have any other specific aches/pains/issues she will want advice on which oils to use, I am an open book!!

You can reach me by emailing me at happyoilerhaines@gmail.com or you can comment below and I will help you there too! ūüôā

I can’t wait to add you to our oily family! This is the first day of a whole new journey!

-xoxo Chelsea

What is the Premium Starter Kit?

The Premium Starter kit is the bread & butter of Young Living!! If you haven’t heard, the Premium Starter Kit of “PSK” is the ABSOLUTE BEST way to get started! It is how I got started and so many of the wonderful ladies/families in my oily world! I recommend it to EVERYONE! Here is the deal:

  • It includes an AMAZING diffuser, which used ultrasonic technology to disperse millions of particles into the air, which is similar to a humidifier but this one is specifically designed for essential oils.
  • The Kit comes with 11 Essential Oils¬†— YES! 11 OILS!
  • The Kit also comes with:
    • sample packets of a few essential oil to take with you or share
    • samples of Ningxia Red – dietary supplement
    • literature and a resource guide on how to dive into your oils.

The best part?! Its $160.00 for the kit with The Dew Drop Diffuser. The oils in the kit alone are worth $183.00 retail value?! So you are essentially getting the diffuser for free! Just one of the amazing reasons Young Living is incredible!

If you are ready to get going, go ahead and either message me at happyoilerhaines@gmail.com or you can visit here to walk through the steps of signing up for your kit!

Here are the 11 oils and what we use them for:

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THIEVES- the healthy-keeper. It helps kill airborne duckies, boosts immunity, makes our digestive systems work their best, and is just the greatest.

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PURIFICATION- gets rid of bad odors and airborne germs, feels amazing rubbed on the outside of your throat. I love it in our laundry and on Toms or any shoes with leather inserts!

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COPAIBA – supports body’s response to injury/irritations. Is a driving oil (enhances other oils!), regulates natural immune responses, can be soothing, promotes youthful appearance from the inside out.

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FRANKINCENSE – Incredible for my skin and immune system, eases occasional and minor tension/anxiety, promotes feelings of calmness and balance (was given to baby Jesus as a gift, so cool!)

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RC – contains 3 different kinds of eucalyptus which have naturally occurring eucalyptus (really awesome!), inspires and uplifts before working out, creates a comforting environment.

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DIGIZE- supports a super healthy digestive system, alleviates nausea and upset/sour stomach. It is great for occasional irregularity or upset tummies, relief from occasional heartburn.

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LEMON- naturally highlights hair, maintains energy levels, helps oily skin, calluses, cellulite, detoxing your body, THE WORKS!

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STRESS AWAY- my favorite! exactly what it says- I roll it onto my wrists and the back of my neck anytime I need.

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PEPPERMINT- helps me enjoy springtime outdoors. Soothes occasional head tension, supports digestive system (one of my go to oils for a sensitive tummy), promotes proper nasal and respiratory function. Love it!

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PANAWAY- so many types of relief with this one! helps with occasional head discomfort, everyday join and muscle soreness, and that “time o’ month” cramp business.. yuck.

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LAVENDER- the “swiss Army knife” of essential oils. We use it for enjoying the outdoors. It is great for relaxation, sleepy cream, a calm environment for the kids, and dry/chapped/irritated or burned skin.

Again- you can get your kit here:Purchasing a PSK

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(**if one of these oils mentioned above goes out of stock due to seasonal constraints or massive popularity, Young Living will substitute “flex oils” in. The oils are Citrus Fresh, Lemongrass, Orange, Tea Tree and Aroma Ease. This means you will get your kit in a normal time frame and not be kept waiting ūüôā **)

Again- you can get your kit here:¬†I’m ready for my PSK!

-xoxo Chelsea