Adoption Fundraising

Hello everyone,

First and foremost, we want to say Thank you to everyone for their overwhelming support in supporting our adoption plans. I have had a few recent questions from individuals wanting to know how they can support us and our journey- more than just a ‘like’ on Facebook. Well, to be completely honest, the biggest area of assistance needed as of now is networking and of course, financial. There are many costs involved with adoption including travel, time off work for interstate legal reasons, attorney fees, paperwork fees, and more! And this all before the normal costs of setting up a nursery for a baby. We know this is where God wants us to be and we are confident that things will line up in time, however, I wanted to put all the current fundraising platforms out there in one place…so here it is:

TAX DEDUCTIBLE PAY PAL DONATION: through our Youcaring fund site- you can find that here: 

https://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser-widget.aspx?frid=580982

SUPPORT OUR HOME BUSINESS – PURCHASE AN ESSENTIAL OILS STARTER KIT: 100%  proceeds from this home business are going straight to our adoption fund- we have already added $300.00 this month to our fund from sharing the oily love! You can find that link here:

What is the Premium Starter Kit?

Purchasing a PSK

if you would like more information – please reach out to Chelsea.

PERSONAL DONATIONS: some people have opted to handle donations with us directly – this is more than fine. Please let us know. 

SHARING: if a financial donation or a purchase is not your thing- please consider sharing our profile with your friends, family, church etc. You never know where our birth mother and baby might be. 

 

We feel so loved by the amount of support we have received thus far- but we aren’t at our goal yet… anything you can do will benefit our baby immensely.

-Matt and Chelsea

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.

F091F35A-3DA5-49D4-9881-BE1A3EFA7C1C

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.

6A38D089-C0FD-4CE4-8799-592E806FCBB6

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!

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 9.22.47 AM

-XOXO Chelsea.

Morning Start: My Essentials

Good Morning!

Today I am working my 9-5 day job from our Austin, Texas office. There is nothing like learning how to continue your normal daily routine while on the road. From finding new places to eat, exploring a new town, room service, and still having to go into the office each day- business travel is certainly a world of its own.

As many of my closest friends and family know- I have anxiety issues. So how do you learn you overcome the anxiety and handle business travel like a lady boss?! Well- I am absolutely not a doctor- but I will tell you the little things that have worked for me.

  1. Confidence- you are where you are for a reason. and you are doing what you are doing for a reason. Find that reason and hang on to it with all your might.
  2. Comfort – if at the end of the day – you feel like a movie, room service and a bubble bath in your hotel- do it! pamper yourself if you need to- and don’t be afraid to enjoy it.
  3. Routine- establish small items in your daily routine when you are home that you can easily carry with you when you travel- this will help make the adjustment seem easy!

Here is one of my favorite routine moments for the morning:

FullSizeRender-1

Yup! That’s right a cup of coffee with a drop of cinnamon bark- LOVE IT! When I get that digestive support from the cinnamon I am a happy camper. However, essential oils can add support for emotional health as well – the smell reminds me of my routine at home- which makes the morning adjustment that much nicer.

What is your morning routine?

-xoxo Chelsea

ps: want to give my morning coffee routine a try? Check out the premium starter kit to get started with essential oils here!

 

 

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 – here.

“Have you ever wanted to truly own your time—and 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’s 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® 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

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:

12622011_10207412014716841_3534789081754797232_o

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

12513960_10207412014916846_3700556844177935532_o

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!

12489336_10207315448862755_2110102534433284621_o

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.

12487172_10207412014796843_7073512723259592059_o

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!)

12473971_10207315454302891_4572038070748795771_o

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

12487157_10207315452942857_3734072607986118491_o

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.

12401884_10207315454342892_8272069545948683738_o

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

12473570_10207315455142912_1036277831312871333_o

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

12401933_10207315454542897_6383999323739400606_o

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!

12401960_10207315453062860_3841124164463622512_o

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.

12419051_10207315452702851_1653285668483248884_o

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

IMG_0159.jpg

 

(**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