Can’t believe it’s DECEMBER!

Living Essentials 101

Hello friend!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to use your Gratitude oil to be grateful for every moment. 

Taking my Inner Defense pills like crazy over here to stay 100% healthy! They have made a HUGE difference. Have you tried them? What has been your most effective product for staying healthy this winter? 

Save this link so you can reference back to it all month long! 

This is what I will cover:

+ 10 oils for Self-Care – Don’t skip this part!

+ Featured oil of the month

+ Monthly YL promos – THEY ARE GOOOOOD

+ Help 5 

Important Announcements:

There is still time to order holiday catalog items for yourself or as gifts. Check out the items HERE: https://issuu.com/youngliving/docs/holidaygiftguide_us_sm_0818_issuu

Get your orders in EARLY! If you want your packages to arrive by Tuesday, December 25, we suggest placing your order by the following dates depending on your chosen method of shipping: 

  • Thursday, December 6, 11:59 p.m., MT
    • YL Choice Mail (Smartpost, OnTrac, and First Mile) 
  • Monday, December 10, 11:59 p.m., MT
    • FedEx Ground 
  • Thursday, December 13, 11:59 p.m., MT
    • YL Go and YL Go+ FedEx Ground 
  • Wednesday, December 19, 11:59 p.m., MT
    • FedEx 3-Day 
  • Thursday, December 20, 11:59 p.m., MT
    • FedEx 2-Day Air 
  • Friday, December 21, order cutoff
    • FedEx Overnight 
Top 10 Oils for Self-care
  1. Lemon: Diffuse for a clean uplifting scent. 
  2. Lavender: Apply to feet and diffuse before bedtime. 
  3. Peppermint: Diffuse for an uplifting aroma. Combine with Lemon for focus and concentration. YAY for mental health
  4. Frankincense*: Diffuse or apply to forehead for grounding, meditation, or prayer. Also, add a drop with Lavender to your face moisturizer for a youthful appearance. * Free 15 ml Frankincense this month when you place a 400 PV order! 
  5. PanAway: Apply to feet after a long day. 
  6. Raven: Diffuse for a SPA experience. Use on your chest before and after exercise.
  7. Thieves/Thieves Vitality: Diffuse Thieves for a peaceful cinnamon winter scent. Add a drop of Thieves Vitality to your daily NingXia Red* to support your immune system. *This stuff is a game changer for daily living. If you want more info, let me know! 
  8. Copaiba: Diffuse or apply for calming and relaxing your body. 
  9. Citrus Fresh:  Diffuse for a calming and uplifting atmosphere.
  10. StressAway:  Roll on your wrist and inhale whenever you feel occasional stress! 

Do these oils look familiar? You should have them! =) If you use all these daily, you will DEFINITELY feel taken care of and relaxed. 

Usage directions:

  • Diffuse 4-8 drops in a diffuser
  • Mix in your palm 1-2 drops of essential oil with a nickel size carrier oil and apply to skin for comfort

Featured oil of the month: Joy 

Joy has a beautiful floral scent. It is a blend of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Coriander, Tangerine, Jasmine, Roman chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose. 

This time of year can be especially overwhelming and busy. Whether you are a stay at home mom or dad, hold down a corporate job, or are building your own Young Living business, Joy oil will keep your spirits lifted and is sure to carry you joyfully through the end of the year. 

  • Add 3-4 drops of Joy essential oil to your diffuser or a drop onto your diffuser necklace and bracelet to uplift your mood.
  • If you are feeling sad, USE THIS OIL!
  • Dilute or use fewer drops if the scent is too strong. 
December Promos

GOOD GRACIOUS, THE YL PROMOS ARE GOOD! 

400 PV level 

15 ml Frankincense: I already talked about this one under “10 oils for self-care.” This one is pricey, so any time you can get it for FREE, TAKE ADVANTAGE. YL is so generous!

D. Gary Young: The World Leader in Essential Oils book: Reflect on our foundations. This impactful book, written by Young Living Co-Founder and CEO Mary Young, gives an expansive overview of the life, passions, and achievements of Young Living Founder D. Gary Young.

5 ml Gathering: Bring loved ones together. When diffused, it provides a tranquil and welcoming space for everyone.

5 ml White Angelica: This oil protects you from negative energy around you. Put a drop or two in your hands and glide your hands over your entire body as if you are covering it in a shield of White Angelica and then enjoy the wonderful scent! 

5 ml Joy: The featured oil of the month in this newsletter! See the details above! 

Bonus* Essential Rewards

15 ml Pine: Fake tree this year? Bring the pine scent into your home by diffusing Pine oil. 4-6 drops in the diffuser should do it! 

5 ml Lemongrass Vitality: Add 1-2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take as a dietary supplement to support your overall wellness.

*Receive these two oils when your 400 PV order is placed through the Essential Rewards program, which is the best way to save money and support your health. If you need more details on this, let me know!   

Help 5…December

Help 5 Bonus

When you earn five points, you’ll receive two festive YL-branded mugs in white with red speckles.

Details here: https://www.youngliving.com/help5

Earn 1 point by enrolling a new member with a Premium Starter Kit, 1 point by enrolling a member in Essential Rewards for the first time*, and 1 point by reactivating a preexisting member with a Premium Starter Kit. (A preexisting member must have been inactive for over 24 months.) 

*New Essential Rewards enrollment includes members you get back on the program who have not been on it for six months or more.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Love, Jenifer

Can’t believe it’s been five years…

Do you know what happened on October 21, 2013? I sat down at my computer, purchased a Premium Starter Kit and became a Young Living. It’s been a fun five years! Wow…..

In honor of my anniversary month, I wanted to share a little with you. I don’t think I can type a “short” post when it comes to the things I love. 😉If you’ve been around here long enough you know that. HA!

You might be a YL member yourself or maybe you’ve been watching from the sidelines. Either way, thanks for letting me share not only our family life with you, but our oily life too.

When I first heard about Young Living from my friend Beth, I knew immediately that I wanted to get my hands on these oils. We had some things going on in our home and we desperately needed respiratory support….

I felt guilty about spending the money because we were in the process of adopting MinLan. Every extra dime we could tuck away was dedicated to bringing her home. After continuing to see my friend have success with her family’s needs, I knew we needed what YL could offer.

I jumped in and never looked back. I realized that not only could these oils help my family, but they could help bring MinLan home too.

And boy did my friends show up. Those that had even a slight interest in all things oils, jumped in and joined as members with me to help us bring MinLan home. I still hear stories today from my oily friends that the reason they joined with me in the beginning was to help with our adoption.

Tears……

Friends you will never know how much that means to me. We get the honor of raising the most AMAZING little girl….her laugh, her hugs and her spunky little attitude are just almost more than I can handle. You said YES to a kit and a membership and unknowingly helped bring us the greatest gift. You helped rescue her from a future with no hope in a country that saw no value in her life. We can never thank you enough.

Our business continued to grow and we were able to bring John Preston home. You walked with us through that hard season of stepping out in faith when we had no idea where the money was going to come from. You helped us fundraise, you shared our story, you joined our Young Living team….all to help us bring our boy home.

And you never left us. You stuck around when we came home and things got harder by the minute. You stuck around when we were trying to navigate what our new normal was supposed to look like. If you’ve watched here through Facebook, you’ve seen how much he’s changed. He’s not the same little boy he was. We still take things one day at a time but oh the difference two years has made. He’s learning what FAMILY means…something he had never known. You are a part of that.

These last five years have also brought so many friendships. I remember a time when meeting people “on the internet” was the weirdest thing I had ever heard of. HA! Now, I consider friends I’ve made online to be some of my most treasured friendships. Young Living has brought so many amazing people into my life….many I would have never met. Some of you, I only knew casually until Young Living intersected our lives. Now we do LIFE together…all because of oils. Amazing…

I’m so thankful for that Facebook post that introduced me to Young Living.

And now I’m thankful that I get to do life with a team of almost 400 families. They are working to make things better for themselves and their children. They’re not just some strange folks on the internet, they’re family.

I get to help people everyday…that’s my job. I mean if I get to TALK to people and HELP them, then I’m pretty much in hog heaven. HA! 🤣

So I say all that to say, Happy Anniversary to me. 😍 I’m so thankful for the positive changes we’ve made over the last five years. I’m so thankful for the members I get to help.

If you’ve been watching from afar, jump in friend. Start making some healthy changes. I am honored to help you. Take a look over at www.jeniferparris.com/membership for more details on how our family got started. There are so many of you that I want on this journey with me. ❤️

If you and I met because of Young Living or we’ve reconnected or grown our friendship over these little bottles of oils, would you remind me in the comments? I’m so thankful for you!

I don’t have all the answers…

Can I tell you a secret? There are people out there that know WAY more about how these little bottles work. Yep. I don’t have all the answers.

But I can tell you how they make me FEEL. And this one? It makes me feel like everything is going to be ok. It calms me and helps me push through, even on days I don’t want to.

How does it work? No clue. I mean I know about how oils work in general…..I’m just no super smarty pants. 😉

But I wanted to be able to tell you more….so I looked it up. Want to know what I found?

Here goes…it contains:

Spruce that creates balance and grounds the body. Helps you release emotional blocks.👊🏻

Ylang Ylang can help you focus your thoughts and filter out the ever-present garbage. It brings back feelings of self-love, confidence, joy, and peace.❤️✌🏼

Fir may help create a feeling of grounding, anchoring and empowerment. ⚓️🌲

Cedarwood was used traditionally by the North American Indians to enhance their spiritual communication. It creates the symbolic effect of the umbrella protecting the earth and bringing energy in from the universe. At night the animals in the wild lie down under the tree for the protection, recharging, and rejuvenation the trees bring them. 🧐

I don’t know if those Indians were talking to MY God….but I know mine
hears me….so thankful for that.

This on my wrists…Cedarwood and Lavender going in my nightstand diffuser for all the sleep goodness 🙌🏻….putting the kids to bed and going to knock out a bit of work for the next hour.

What’s in your diffuser at night?💧💨 🛏 💤

 

The comb conundrum..

I bet we own fifty hair combs. Yet I can never find one. They live in the top drawer of my dresser but today I pulled the drawer open and found NOT ONE SINGLE COMB.

I might have gone stomping towards the girls’ room shouting that someone better find me a comb! And right away! 🙈

Ellie and Roo both came out of their room declaring they had no idea where any combs were. 🙄

I stomped back into the kitchen.

Ethan says “Wait mom, I know where one is!”

Then he opens the freezer.

And hands me this comb.

WHAT?!???

#thisismylife #whoarethesechildren #andWHEREARETHECOMBS 🤣