April Newsletter – Living Essentials

Spring is in the air!

That means it is time to think about spring cleaning.

While spring cleaning seems like such an easy task, it can be quite daunting.

 

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You have that stack of magazines piling up that you never read, or a closet full of old clothes that don’t fit. We hang onto far more objects than we need, based on HOPE, and instead of them motivating us, they turn into feelings of guilt and shame. You HOPE that you will find time to read or you HOPE you will lose that extra 20 lbs. But what happens when you don’t find the time to read or lose the weight? You feel guilt and shame and then you are stuck in a vicious cycle.

Hanging on to things can be easier but far more detrimental than releasing them. No one said growth was easy! Using Release oil will help you let go of negative emotions so you can progress in a more effective and efficient way. Inhale this oil daily as you take a few deep breaths and visualize eliminating one object at a time until the whole pile is gone.

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 Spring Cleaning In Your Home!

Another HUGE but SIMPLE way to get rid of the bad and bring in the good is to invest in the Thieves Line. I have a special class planned just for you that will help you do JUST that. I will cover a few scary ingredients that are hiding in your cabinets that cause health problems like cancer, difficulty sleeping, or losing weight. I will show you how to make SIMPLE swaps in your home and provide EASY DIY recipes that will blow your mind when you put them to the test.

CLICK HERE to join this FB class.

I will have a special giveaway for one lucky person who attends this class LIVE.

 

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ALL THINGS THIEVES, Friday, April 20th…9:00pm CST

 

With spring also come some really fun and exciting festivities. Mother’s DAY!

I know it is over a month away BUT it is time to start planning ahead to get ready for Mother’s Day, which is May 13th this year. I have an exciting class prepared for you about “Gift Giving For Her.” It highlights unique ideas to create special gifts that will make any woman in your life feel loved and appreciated.

CLICK HERE to join this FB class.

I will have a special giveaway for one lucky person who attends this class LIVE.

 

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GIFT GIVING FOR HER, Tuesday, April 24th…9:00pm CST

Celebrate Mother’s Day early and get yourself or a friend a Savvy Minerals Makeup Kit. It is a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

The kit comes with:

One foundation (with four options to choose from)

One blush to complement the foundation color you selected

Three eyeshadows

A foundation brush

A misting spray to allow you to apply flawless foundation

Peppermint infused lip gloss

A 5ml bottle of Lavender oil perfect for healthy skin

This is the best makeup kit that will both eliminate harmful toxic chemicals that are in her current makeup and enhance her natural beauty.

Wondering what foundation will match your color best?

Visit this website to help determine what foundation color will be perfect for the special mom in your life. https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/c/savvy-minerals-by-young-living#tutorials

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Spoil her this Mother’s Day

Now that we have covered some fun stuff, let’s dive into an essential oil that will take your work-life to the NEXT LEVEL.

 

This month’s Business oil is Acceptance.

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A blend of over 20 oils that will encourage feelings of self-worth when inhaled. Acceptance blend contains oils high in sesquiterpenes like Frankincense and Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood, and calming oils like Tangerine and Lemon. It even contains ROSE oil, which is a very expensive oil with a frequency over 300 mHz.

Get down to business when you diffuse Acceptance all month long. Diffuse 3-6 drops of Acceptance 1-3 times a day for an hour. Repeat the positive affirmation “I am capable, I am deserving” as you diffuse and inhale this beautiful oil.

 

YOUNG LIVING PROMOTIONS

The Young Living monthly promotions are great this month as they promote wellness in many areas. 

Taking advantage of the YL promotional items is a great way to try new products or stock up on your favorites.

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Receive these products FREE when you spend 300 PV in one order this month. (Retail Value: $138.82) 

Allerzyme™ – a vegetarian enzyme complex that promotes digestion. You may be eating healthy, but if your digestive enzymes aren’t getting those nutrients to your bloodstream, organs and cells, then you aren’t receiving all the benefits of that healthy diet. Therefore, Enzymes are a great addition to your daily regimen to promote the elimination of toxins, the absorption of nutrients, help break down difficult-to-digest protein and sugars like gluten, casein and lactose. Taking a digestive enzyme allows the body to devote its attention to supplying more metabolic enzymes so the organs and tissues can carry on their daily work.

Indications to take Allerzyme: For the relief of occasional symptoms such as fullness, pressure, bloating, gas, pain, and/or minor cramping that may occur after eating.

Take 1 capsule three times daily just prior to all meals or as needed. Do not give to children under age 12 years.

Dryer Balls – Wool dryer balls are a great way to decrease drying time and help keep your clothes fresh without having to use dryer sheets. Dryer sheets are filled with harmful chemicals. Instead of using dryer sheets, toss a few dryer balls in your laundry and dry. Once your laundry is dry, remove one of the wool balls and apply 5-8 drops of your favorite scent to the wool ball. Put the ball back in the dryer and turn it on for another five minutes. Tea Tree is a great option.

15-ml Tea Tree – Tea Tree is one of the most widely used and extensively researched essential oils. It has cleansing properties and a refreshing scent. This versatile oil can be used for everything from home cleaning solutions to skin care.

  • Add to water in a small spritz bottle to refresh linens and towels.
  • Diffuse to combat stale or offensive odors in the home.
  • Combine with citrus scents such as Lemon or Lemongrass to create a natural deodorant.
  • Use Tea Tree’s cleansing properties for homemade soaps and moisturizers.
  • Apply to skin as part of your nighttime routine.
  • Comb through hair for added shine and freshness.

• Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives: 15-ml Fennel – Fennel has a rich aroma reminiscent of anise, which gives Fennel oil its licorice-like scent. Its sweet, spicy aroma has a long history of encouraging grounding feelings, making it an important part of Young Living’s Dragon Time™ Massage Oil and Prenolone® Plus Body Cream.

  • Diffuse at work or while studying to create a grounded environment.
  • Reduce the appearance of pores by applying a neutral facial toner and 1–2 drops Fennel on freshly washed skin.
  • Use Fennel’s cleansing benefits by adding a few drops to a gentle facial cleanser.

• Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives: 5-ml Basil Vitality supports the cardiovascular system and musculoskeletal system. It is a popular oil to use in food flavoring. You’ll get a brighter flavor using an essential oil over dried herbs and you won’t have to worry about having fresh herbs on hand or them perishing before they are used.

  • Flavor your favorite pasta sauce recipes with Basil Vitality. Add Rosemary Vitality or Oregano Vitality for even more flavor.
  • Add to deli salads, Asian- or Italian-inspired soups, and custom salad dressings or vinaigrettes to share with family and friends.
  • Boil pasta noodles in basil-infused water for a subtle flavor.
  • Pair with lime juice and melons, such as watermelon and cantaloupe, for a fresh summer treat. For a more complex flavor profile, garnish with feta.
  • Mix with a mild tea, such as chamomile. Add a dash of honey to sweeten the experience.
  • Add a drop to a supplement capsule for cardiovascular support.

Receive these products FREE when you spend 250 PV in one order this month. (Retail Value: $91.78)

  • Dryer Balls
  • 15-ml Tea Tree
  • Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives: 15-ml Fennel and 5-ml Basil Vitality

Receive these products FREE when you spend 190 PV in one order this month. (Retail Value: $73.03)

  • 15-ml Tea Tree
  • Bonus Essential Rewards exclusives: 15-ml Fennel and 5-ml Basil Vitality

Receive these products FREE when you spend 100 PV in one order this month. (Retail Value: $14.47)

  • Bonus Essential Rewards Exclusive 5-ml Basil Vitality ™

 

Looking to learn more about essential oils and all the other great products Young Living has to offer? Hop over and request to join the Living Essentials Hangout on Facebook to learn more!

Happy Spring friends!

Love, Jenifer

The Day the Sun Stood Still…Homeschooling Today – Four Part Series

Did you wake up today planning to battle five kings? Probably not. But homeschooling parents stare into the face of the enemy on a daily basis. Maybe for some, the battle looks like a little one who refuses to pick up their pencil and get to work or maybe it’s that nagging feeling that you’re not “enough” when it comes to teaching your children at home.

Maybe today you have your sword drawn to that whisper of comparison. Doesn’t it seem as though everyone is doing a better job at this homeschool calling than you are? Maybe the daily tasks at home are piling up and laundry and dishwashing won out over your focused attention on homeschooling.

The Gibeonites, were a mighty people. Their surrender to Israel was not due to weakness. They committed to loving and honoring the same God of the Israelites. So when they were faced with battle, they cried out for help from the Israelites and Joshua.

They might have expected Joshua to refuse to come to their aid. But Joshua had made them a promise. He promised to let the Gibeonites live, despite their deception. Not only did Joshua refuse to take their lives, he would also not stand idly by and allow these five kings to destroy them.

Just as the Gibeonites called out to Joshua, Christ stands in the gap for us today. He knows the battle that is waiting for us just around the corner. He is prepared to step in and fight and protect us, despite our shortcomings. On the days were we feel lack, He is our plenty. Just as Joshua stood with the Gibeonites, you can step out into whatever today holds for you with Jesus at the ready, right beside you. Joshua walked with confidence and defeated those who came against the Gibeonites. Scripture tells us he walked in confidence because God had already given his enemies over to him.

Don’t walk in fear today. Walk in the confidence that the Lord has called you to this homeschooling journey. Joshua walked in victory over all of these kings and their countries. Why? Because God was fighting for Israel, just as He fights for us. God gave Joshua all the daylight he needed to defeat his enemies. Take the daylight God gives you today and fight whatever battles come your way.

Reading for today: Joshua chapter 10

Missed part one? Click HERE.

 

Deception…Homeschooling Today – Four Part Series

The Gibeonites knew what was coming for them. They had seen what Joshua and the Israelites had done at Jericho and Ai. They were determined to not meet the same fate. They hatched an elaborate plan of deception. And Joshua fell for it hook, line and sinker.

Want to know the biggest issue here? Not the Gibeonites’ deception. The problem starts with Joshua and the men of Israel. Joshua acted in his own strength and wisdom, or so he thought. He had this all figured out. God had already told him that all of this land across the river Jordan belonged to the Israelites. All they had to do was to cross over and take it. God was on their side, how much easier could this get?

The Gibeonites offered up the evidence that they had traveled from a distance…mere crumbs of dried bread remaining, cracked wineskins, tattered clothing and sandals…at first glance it was all very convincing. Solid evidence it seemed, but the problem came when Joshua wasn’t willing to look deeper. Joshua didn’t consult the One who’s counsel mattered most.

How often do we as homeschoolers walk this same path? We make decisions day after day that affect the present and the future of our homeschool journey. We make decisions regarding curriculum and methods with so many outside influences filling our minds.

We look to fellow homeschoolers for wisdom, we are swayed by the latest catalog that arrives in our mailbox, or a speaker we heard at the recent homeschool convention we attended.

Just as Joshua made a swift decision regarding the Gibeonites, how often do we react rashly without ever seeking God’s guidance regarding our homeschool decisions? Chances are you are homeschooling right now because you felt God’s calling on your family. But have you continued to seek Him in the daily, small decisions? Have you prayed specifically and asked the Lord to guide you in the ongoing choices that are placed before you?

Scripture reminds us in Joshua 1:9, “…the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go”. For Joshua that meant Jericho, Ai, Gibeon.

For us as homeschoolers, that means our homeschool classroom or the kitchen table, where we sit with our little ones and crack open those math and history books.

It means He is with us at that homeschool convention when we are overwhelmed with choices and can’t decide. He is there when we feel like we are doing it all wrong and just need the wind to change in the right direction. Seek Him when it’s time for the next decision, big or small. God has called you and remains faithful to guide you.

Reading for today: Joshua chapter 9

March Newsletter – Living Essentials

 

Well it is officially March. It may not feel like spring where you live but all the spring activities are coming up quick and you need to be prepared! Read on for some great tips, special announcements, upcoming classes and of course the YL PROMOTIONS in store for you this month. They are SO awesome and SO needed this time of year.Things are busy here at our house. Our oldest daughter is getting ready to go on an international trip soon, I’m trying to get my thoughts together about summer plans and trying to get myself out of our dinner RUT…my family might revolt if I don’t find some new vegan recipes…ha! Looks like this Bon Voyage kit below will be perfect for Ellie, time to stock up on sunscreen NOW for summer….you know it could sell out quickly once the first rays of warm sunshine call us outdoors…and as for my meal planning….I’ll keep you posted! I’m excited to try a new meal plan suggested by my friend Kim. Check it out HERE if you’re vegan too!

Whether you’re headed out of town for a weekend or a full week over spring break, you will want to be prepared with a few YL favorites for travel.

 

Bon Voyage is a travel set filled with personal care products that come in a compact travel bag. I actually use an older version of the Bon Voyage bag to hold my Savvy Minerals Makeup.  #Winning

All products are TSA-compliant. Now that is what I am talking about. #convenience

 

 

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Bon Voyage item #: 4699 $56.50 WS 51.25 PV

  • Thieves® AromaBright Toothpaste, 60ml
  • Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, 29.5ml
  • Thieves Dental Floss
  • Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash, 60ml
  • Young Living Toothbrush
  • Lavender Shampoo, 60ml
  • Lavender Conditioner, 60ml
  • Cinnamint Lip Balm
  • Morning Start™ Bath & Shower Gel, 60ml
  • Genesis™ Hand & Body Lotion, 60ml
  • ART® Light Moisturizer, 10g

 

Mineral Sunscreen Lotion 3oz item #20667 $26.75 WS 26.75 PV

 

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Mineral Sunscreen Lotion provides protection against UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn without harsh chemical ingredients. The non-greasy sunscreen offers broad-spectrum SPF 10 protection using naturally derived plant- and mineral-based ingredients, including non-nano zinc oxide—a physical UV blocker.

I love the hypoallergenic ingredients and skin-loving essential oils—such as Helichrysum, Carrot Seed, and Frankincense. The lightweight formula stays water- and sweat-resistant for 80 minutes and it rubs on smoothly without a white residue. Thank goodness! I’m pale enough, I don’t need to look like a ghost after application.  #NoGhostSunscreen #NoCasperPlease

 

Business Oil of the Month

Abundance

 

Abundance item #3300 $38 WS 38 PV 

Whether you are unemployed, a stay at home mom, a secretary, waitress, professor, doctor or any other type of professional, YOU NEED THIS OIL. There are a few oils and blends that fall into the unicorn category and this is definitely one of them.

Have you heard of the “law of attraction?” It is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. If you keep your thoughts positive and put positive energy out into the universe, you will get back positive. If you do that AND use Abundance oil, you will get back All.Good.Things. Talk about a game changer.

Abundance will work for every aspect of your life.

Use the hashtag #GROwithAbundance this month on your social media account so you can join the rest of the community using Abundance and so that I can follow all the great things going on in your life.

Apply or diffuse this oil every day in March and see your world shine around you. Don’t believe me? Test it out. I dare you.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Did you hear about the NEW Premium Starter Kit (PSK) for the U.S.?

RC and Purification have officially been replaced with Raven and Citrus Fresh.

 

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Raven™ is a powerful blend perfect to diffuse or apply topically pre or post exercise and before bed.

Single Oils Contained in This Blend:

  • Ravintsara is a cross between clove and nutmeg. Great for energy.
  • Lemon promotes physical energy and is great topically on your lungs.
  • Wintergreen contains 99% methyl salicylate which makes it great to apply to chest and joints pre or post workout.
  • Peppermint is soothing and cooling.
  • Eucalyptus radiata gives you a spa-like experience when used or diffused.

Application: Dilute one to two drops and apply to reflex points of the body. Apply topically to lungs and throat. Diffuse or put on pillow at night. Pairs well with Thieves. Not recommended for small children.

 

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Citrus Fresh™ is a blend that may help to enhance the feeling of well-being in children. It is relaxing and calming and it smells SO good. Think citrus with a hint of mint.

Single Oils Contained in This Blend:

Orange brings peace and happiness to the mind and body.
Tangerine is calming to the nervous system.
Mandarin promotes happiness. It is also refreshing, uplifting, and revitalizing.
Grapefruit is balancing and uplifting to the mind.
Lemon promotes health and physical energy.
Spearmint is uplifting to one’s spirit.

Application: May be applied on the ears, heart, and wrists or worn as a perfume or cologne. Dilute with V-6 Oil for a full-body massage. It may also be added to water for a relaxing bath. It is excellent for children, though dilution with V-6 Oil is highly recommended.

Safety Data: Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after use.
In addition to the new oils, the PSK will now come with a sample of Thieves cleaner instead of the essential oil sample packets. **HALLELUJAH**

I am so excited that our friends get to try out how magical this cleaner is right away. This one ounce sample can easily make two 16 oz spray bottles of toxin-free all purpose cleaner.

 

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YL is also pulling out all the stops by allowing us to purchase a box of TEN Thieves Household Cleaner sample packets. I can’t wait to send these to some friends with a little note about how much I appreciate them and hope they enjoy this wonderful cleaner.

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If you thought that wasn’t enough, you can now order the PSK with the Desert mist diffuser for $160 100PV on quick order only. This is a great way to get a new diffuser, try the new oils, and restock your favorite oils.

The Desert Mist diffuses continuously for 5–6 hours on High mode, 8 hours on Low mode, and 10 hours on Intermittent mode.* It also offers 11 individual light settings, including a candle-like flicker mode.

*Run time may vary based on essential oil type and number of drops used.

 

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Upcoming Classes:

  • Toxin Free Living (101)
  • Savvy Minerals Makeup
  • Essential Rewards

Keep an eye out for emails with links to join me and your fellow oilers for these exciting and informative classes.

Young Living Promotions:

HELLO Spring Cleaning. Fill up your Essential Rewards cart with your favorite items like NingXia Red, Multigreens, and Abundance and receive these everyday must haves for FREE. You must reach the PV value in a single order to qualify for promotional items.

 

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300 PV (Retail value – $154.27)

Hope is a blend of Melissa, Myrrh, Juniper, and Spruce. It gives a feeling of peace, security, and achievement. Who doesn’t want that!? Apply this one to your, chest, heart, temples, back of your neck, and wrists. Use it as an beautiful perfume or cologne. Put 4-8 drops in your diffuser and inhale for feelings of going forward with hope and achievement.

Thieves Cleaner with 16 oz Spray bottle – One bottle of this concentrated Thieves Cleaner is enough to make twenty-nine 16 oz spray bottles. Generic cleaners contain Phthalates which interfere with hormones and are carcinogens. NO THANK YOU. I’ll always use my Thieves cleaner that is SAFE and EFFECTIVE. It is naturally derived, smells great, and I can use it on EVERYTHING.

Thieves Cleaner contains two different sulfates that are derived from coconut oil and sugar. These sulfates are considered surfactants, which contain a molecule that loves water and a molecule that hates water. That means the Thieves Cleaner sticks to the surface and grabs the oil and then washes away easily with water. #ScienceIsCool

Thieves Dish Soap – A little goes a long way. Don’t be fooled by few bubbles while washing. This is a powerhouse cleaner infused with Jade Lemon, Bergamot, Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, and Rosemary essential oils. It contains one of the most gentle surfactants around, often used in baby shampoo, called Decyl Glucoside. Perfect for the most sensitive skin.

BONUS ER 15 ml Citrus Fresh –  We just talked about this one above, so I don’t need to repeat how amazing it is!

BONUS ER 5 ml Lemon Vitality – Add a drop of Lemon Vitality to your water, food, or daily wellness capsule to add flavor, promote overall wellness, and support your liver and lymphatic system.

250 PV (Retail value $76.67)

  • Thieves Household Cleaner with 16 oz Spray Bottle
  • Thieves Dish Soap
  • BONUS ER 15 ml Citrus Fresh
  • BONUS ER 5 ml Lemon Vitality

190 PV (Retail value $47.36)

  • Thieves Dish Soap
  • BONUS ER order only  15 ml Citrus Fresh
  • BONUS ER order only 5 ml Lemon Vitality

100 PV (Retail value $8.22)

  • BONUS ER order only Lemon Vitality

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Have you joined our BRAND NEW group, Living Essentials Hangout? This is a place where you can invite your friends and family to learn more about the Premium Starter Kit and membership. Have you had friends that had oily questions but you didn’t know how to answer them because you were still learning too? Then this group is for the BOTH of you! Request to join and add your friends!

Here’s the Link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LivingEssentialsHangout

 

Hope your month is off to a great start!

Love,

Jenifer & Bryan