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Essential Oils 101!

If you are somewhat local to me check out my next Essential Oils class! If you’ve been talking to another member of the Extraordinary Essentials team they will get the credit for you coming! Door Prizes & a free Make & Take! Bring a friend & get an extra entry for the door prizes! For more info see graphic below or check out the event FB page.

Ningxia Red & Slique Essence

I NEVER thought I would want to drink Ningxia Red every day. I mean, I was not interested in trying this stuff when I bought my starter kit. Not in the least.
Little by little though I have come to love this stuff. I joined a challenge to drink Ningxia Red every day in July. I skipped one day a couple of weeks ago while I was waiting on my new bottles to get here. A couple of mornings ago life was a bit chaotic & I walked out the door without drinking it. I regretted it all day. My mind was way more scattered. More so than usual. And I was much more tired than I have the rest of the month when I drank it in the morning.
I almost could not believe the difference the consistency in drinking it has made.
I’ve also found a new best friend. I add a drop of Slique Essence blend to my Ningxia. Why is it my new best friend?
Well let me tell you. I have the biggest sweet tooth. I am a southern girl who likes her sweets & carbs. Unbelievably my cravings have greatly diminished, and when I do eat something sweet I find myself not even wanting it & unable to eat as much of it. Seriously. For example, I LOVE chocolate covered peanuts. Like I could eat an entire bag at one sitting love. I bought some at Target & when I opened the bag I could only eat about 8 of the peanuts. And we’re not talking clusters, but single peanuts. Seriously blowing my mind. More info on NingXiaRed. More info on Slique Essence.

What I’m Replacing

I was dropping off a bottle of Purification for someone a few days ago to her husband. When he paid me he commented, “That’s an expensive little bottle.” I laughed it off and replied, “Oh that’s the good stuff.” 

But it got me thinking. At first it does seem essential oils are expensive. I get it. When I first started learning and researching them I thought the same thing. Why would I pay over $20 for one little bottle? 
Except now I realize what all one little bottle of 250 drops can replace. So I thought I would do a post and share everything I use Purification for and compare what it has replaced.
Febreeze – $5.00
Antiseptic – $4.00 – $5.00
OTC Acne Medication – $7.00 +
Wart Removal – $7.00
Bug Spray – $10.00 +
OTC Sore Throat Medication – $8.00 +
Yes one bottle has replaced not just one of those, but all of those and then some, and I would still have plenty left in the bottle. I also use it in stinky shoes & sweaty laundry. Over $40 which does not even include tax. With 250 drops of one essential oil blend, I can treat my family without chemicals for less than if I bought just those 5 things.
If you are considering essential oils, do your research and see how you can use just one oil. You will be amazed at how versatile essential oils are. 

Learning More about Essential Oils

I’ve shared about essential oils over the past month. (I almost can’t believe I managed 31 posts in October.) And here’s the thing. It’s okay to be skeptical. It’s okay if you worry that people will think you’ve become a hippy. All you want is to do what is best for your family. I get it. We are so inundated with conflicting messages that it’s difficult to know what path to take sometimes when it concerns our health. It is also perfectly alright if you don’t believe in natural remedies.

For me personally I am so thankful that I have found natural remedies with essential oils. I am a quiet person and rarely share my opinions or thoughts on things. Now I find myself  holding my tongue so not to offend people when I hear them discussing medications. The last thing I ever want to do is offend someone or push my own convictions onto them. I no longer believe long term medication usage is the wisest choice when it can be avoided. You can’t witness chronic illnesses continually treated with medications that destroy a body without it changing your perception. But that is my personal conviction. In the end we have to seek God, make our own choices and support each other in love. I never want to make someone feel wrong or offend them because they choose something different. And I hope others will respect me enough to do the same.

Two books have been invaluable as I have learned more and more about essential oils.

The Essential Oils Pocket Reference by Life Science Publishers is a guide to not only Young Living Essential Oils, but also lists of medical issues and what oils can be used to treat them. It also includes includes chapters on Safety, Applications, Raindrop Technique, and Vita Flex.

Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart Ph.D goes into not only how essential oils were used during Biblical times, but also details the chemistry of essential oils and why they work.

If you are interested in learning more about essential oils I will be glad to discuss them with you. Just leave a comment below or click the email link in the sidebar. 

Disclaimer: If you are under the care of a physician, before using the oils, please inform them of what you are using to make sure it is okay with your plan of care. 

 

Thieves Household Cleaner

I began using the Thieves Household Cleaner a couple of months ago and I can’t imagine going back to the chemical cleaners again. 

Thieves Household Cleaner is an all natural, non-abrasive cleaner. Buy an empty spray bottle and dilute the Thieves cleaner according to the directions. I use it to clean the kitchen and bathroom with no harsh chemical scent that causes headaches. AND it works as well if not better than anything found in the store. Plus it smells like Christmas. 
Thieves Household Cleaner contains Thieves essential oil blend as well as lemon oil for extra cleaning power.