What’s in your cupboard?

“Making the jump to toxin-free”

So – I had a couple days off this last week to celebrate my wedding anniversary and lets just say “You know you are an adult when you choose to stay home and catch up on cleaning/laundry instead of go anywhere”… … …Well that got me thinking about how many times I’ve been asked recently about the cost of switching all of our household products over to non-toxic young living brands- I made this handy little graphic below to help highlight it. At the end of the day- the fact that the known toxins and chemicals in the store brands can be so incredibly toxic and disruptive to our limbic, neurological and endocrine- makes the decision easy. None of that for my family- we have enough issues as it is! 😉 I wouldn’t put a price on keeping my family healthy however, when it comes to swiping that debit card – the numbers check out. What’s in your cupboard?

Get your own “thieves cleaner starter kit” here. Then, check out these other posts for more information on getting your home started toxin free.

What are Essential Oils? / Ways of Using Essential Oils

DIY Recipes for Essential Oils

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DIY: Carpet Freshener

Do you ever wish there was a simple way to remove stingy smells from your carpet that was safe for both your children playing on the floor and your pets?

Me too- which is why our family uses these DIY recipes for our carpet cleaning needs:

  1. We utilize Thieves Cleaner from Young Living in our Hoover Carpet Cleaner rather than the chemical based cleaners.
  2. After the thieves cleaner cleaned carpet dries- we use a DIY Carpet Freshener Powder.

Want the thieves cleaner? Here’s the recipe. See below for where you can get these ingredients too.

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Ingredients:

Baking Soda

Purification Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil

Mason Jar

(Click here to purchase your oil kit- all three of these are included in the premium starter kit)

Directions:

Pour baking soda into a bowl. Drop 10 drops of each oil into the bowl of baking soda. Using a fork, mix the oil/baking soda mix until the oils are evenly distributed.

Poke holes into the lid of the mason jar. Pour oil/baking soda mix into the jar. Screw cap on. Sprinkle over dry carpet and let sit for 10+ minutes prior to vacuuming up.

(this can also be used on couches/rugs/pillows etc)

Enjoy!

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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! 

  
 

Ways of Using Essential Oils

There are many ways of using essential oils. Each of Young Living’s oils are labeled as either Topical/Aromatic. There is also an entire line of Young Living oils called Vitality that can be used as dietary or internally ingested! Here is some information on how you can start using your oils:

AROMATICALLY:

Diffusing oils can help purify the air and neutralize the air around you from mildew, smoke, and other odors. Diffusing can also help to protect you and your family from harmful things we breathe and help support mood regulation.

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To inhale essential oils, try these options:

  • Place 2-3 drops in your palm and rub you hands clockwise together- this helps activate the molecules! Cup your hands together over your nose and inhale deeply. Enjoy 🙂
  • Add several drops to a bowl of hot water (hot but no boiling please!). Inhale the vapors that rise from the bowl. For an added benefit, place a toll over your head to increase the intensity of the vapors!
  • Apply a few drops to a cotton ball, tissue, your scarf, your hairbrush, or wearable diffuser necklace and inhale periodically. Enjoy!
  • Diffuse your oils in a cold air diffuser. You can find the options for the Young Living Premium starter kit here!

TOPICALLY:

Direct application onto the skin is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to use essential oils. Topical use can be highly effective as the oils can easily pass through lipid membranes of cell walls penetrating cells and dispersing through the body in a matter of minutes! The best places to put them in my opinion? Definitely the neck, over the heart, and the bottom of the feet. The bottom of the feet are full of nerve endings and large pores allowing for faster absorption of the oils.

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TIP: always test the oils on a small area of skin first. As the oils are so pure- they can have different effects on different skin sensitivity levels. Make sure you do what is right for you!

If you don’t want to use the pure oil topically- you can always use a carrier oil! Carrier oils extend oils when applied to a larger area and can also help decrease any skin irritation you may experience. Carrier oils should always be used for children. My favorite carrier oil is coconut oil and vitamin e oil. Other possibilities include grapes oil, sweet almond oil and even good ‘ole olive oil.

 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO ON THE VITALITY LINE AND COOKING WITH DIETARY OILS!

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-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! 🙂

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 🙂 **)

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

-xoxo Chelsea