Fall 🍁 That time of seasonal change and beautiful colored leaves. But here in the Chicagoland are it also means crazy weird changes in temperature - like some days 80 and other days snow within the same week!! Seriously!!
With all that change, my family and I need some extra system support. And of course Young Living knew this and made a Sale just for me! Well and a million other people who love oils.
Just in case you finish this little oily nerd snippet and want to order some the Sale runs until 11:59 p.m., MT, on Thursday, October 25. Seriously, who doesn't love 20 percent off Young Living’s five best-selling essential oils.
🍁15 ml Lavender, 15 ml Peppermint, 15 ml Thieves, 15 ml Cedarwood, and 5 ml Valor are all 20% off! 🍁
So let's chat about each of these bottles of AWESOME!!
AKA "The Swiss Army Knife" of the EO world... In case you have never owed one of those beautiful red multifunctional pocket pieces, it simple means that it has soooo many uses. From skin care, to a drop on a cut or burn, to my kiddos sleep routine, to my bath salts, lotions, and all things stress relieving and relaxing. I literally have bottles all around our house. There's one in the laundry room because it's PERFECT for adding to my WOOL dryer balls and fragrance free detergent! In my bathroom, because all women need this for their adrenals!!! Upstairs, so when my 4 crazy bunch of small people need to chill? Lavender! And when a Bedtime diffuser oil is needed? Lavender! I keep one in my purse, cuz when my body doesn't like adapting to the change in seasons? Lavender! Just swipe some of this under my nostrils or dropping some in a face mask before going to work on the yard, is so my jam. It's powerful! Calms, relaxes, balances & emotionally helps to deal w/ anger & frustration. And don't worry Animal lovers this is definitely one to have on hand fur you fur babies too. Lavender is amazing. Seriously Google it!!
However, the big problem with most Lavender Essential oils is that the crop is highly adulterated, there's 3x as much sold as what's grown... Ummm I can do math and those numbers don't add up. What does it really mean? That almost none of it is actually pure and some of it isn't even from plants at all!!
If you know me, you know what Soap Box I'm about to hold myself back from. So instead of a crazy rambling tangent, about how we should be able to trust what we buy to be actually healthy and not full of chemicals pretending to be good things... I'll just say I'm oh so thankful for Young Living farms, partner farms & their incredible Seed to Seal promise!
There is nothing like the fresh, aroma of peppermint! It awakens my day like no bodies business. It is also a vitality oil so we use it to support our digestive system. And speaking of using the vitality, I have 3 words for you PEPPERMINT HOT COCOA!! I'll post my recipe for that in the next few weeks! When my head is throbbing or i all blocked up, I put a drop on my thumb and press it to the roof of my mouth. It also helps me break those afternoon cravings for all the chocolate, sugary stuff, and baked goods around my house this time of year!! I keep a little bottle in the car for when we travel cuz, I don't do well with all those bombs and turns.
This oil is also a driver. What that means is, if you want other oils to go deeper, layer this one on top. We use this at the end of our Raindrop and modified Raindrop routines. Don't worry I'll spell out that in a later post. All in all Peppermint packs a punch, it'll cool you down, energize you, and open you up! So invigorating!
You know the whole reason my entire family smell like an amazing fall day all the time!! This oil is a blend passed down through the ages!!! Seriously, check out the ALL THINGS THIEVES post to learn about its Dark Age origins. So why Thieves all the time? Cuz its an Immune system power house. Want to know the trick to my family's wellness over the winter months and heck any month? Thieves! We Diffuse it! We roll Thieves on EVERYDAY, right on the bottoms of our feet! Heck the kids do it themselves at this point, even my toddler know how. My hubs put Thieves Vitality Essential Oil (same exact oil - white label with ingestion instructions) in his morning tea with honey and Lemon Vitality Essential Oil too!! It's great for oral health as well! I love to diffuse it with peppermint around the holidays! Young Living even has an entire cleaning line all things Thieves! Because nothing gross and nasty can grow or live near Thieves!!! And my kids can clean it and we can eat off it without any concern of what they are absorbing or ingesting!!!
🧠 🌲Cedarwood🌲 🧠
Cedarwood is a must in both our focus and sleep roller blends! Not only do we love the calming, earthy smell, but it's properties are not to be overlooked. Anyone like to love on their brain health? Well Cedarwood is the oil for you then! High in Sesquiterpenes this oil makes your brain happy. Known as poor man’s Frankincense, it is calming, grounding, and wonderful for sleep. It supports the body’s production of melatonin so we use this to sleep like the dead! Little Halloween humor anyone? I means its only a week away, I couldn't help myself. Trevor loves this in his beard oil, which I need to make more of because No Shave November is coming soon. And I like my hubby looking more like a sexy lumberjack then wild woodsman. And for the girls and I, our mermaid hair detangled has a bit of cedarwood to promote long locks. One of our fave diffuser combos is Lavender and Cedarwood. So to say we like this oil is an understatement.
Valor - I am in awe that this oil is on sale… not sure I have ever seen Valor on sale. I mean it was so amazing that when it was out of stock for like 2 years, people referred to it as Valorgeddon! Why was it out of stick? Well, because YL doesn't just make stuff to make money. It has to meet the standards for both quality and sustainability. One of the ingredients, Rosewood, went onto the Endangered plant list and YL won't kill a species for oil! No one should, but many companies still sell stuff with it in their products, so its either fake or their naughty lawbreakers of the Lacie Act! ANYWAYS.... it took 2 years but they reformulated it to have the same properties as the original. And let me tell you, this blend is a MUST HAVE, NEVER WITHOUT kinda thing in our home!!
It is a gorgeous blend that includes the following single oils:
+ Black Spruce (balance and grounding)
+ Camphor (grounding)
+ Blue Tansy (overcoming anger and promoting a feeling of self-control)
+ Frankincense (elevating mind to overcome stress)
+ Geranium (peaceful and relaxing)
Valor is a BRAVE oil. And it also is one of the main oils in my daughters focus and "You Can Do It!" roller. My hubby loves it for sleep and its in his "Freedom" roller, to break through a rough patch or tough start to a day. It's in my toddler's "Separation isn't Forever" roller. And in my "Why does my Back Ache" cream. Needless to say we all put it on frequently. When we apply it for emotions, it gets Inhale Valor and then put on both wrists, holding the wrists together, until we feel the body "shift" as in, more relaxed, calmer and more focused.
This blend was formulated to balance energies and instill courage, confidence, and self-esteem. It helps the body self-correct its balance and alignment.
Valor can be used to release emotions such as: Aggression, Defensiveness, Fear of Conflict, Inability to Cope, Losing a Battle, Persecuted, Resignation, and Withdrawn.
It is also in the Young Living Raindrop kit! Raindrop oils are so powerful and have a huge impact on not only our physical wellness but our emotional wellness.
So if that doesn't make you jump on this 20% off sale, you might need an oil like "Common Sense" too! I'm being serious it's totally a thing!! And yes we have it, for all those moments I stare wide mouthed at the people in my house and wonder "What are you thinking right now?" Or better yet, "Are you even thinking right now?"
And because I can't help but give my two cents. If I was to add in my other Fall Favorites, they would have to include: