It’s So Easy To Ditch and Switch

Are you ready to ditch and switch products in your home, but not sure where to start? Let’s talk about some options.

Since Young Living basically has everything you’d ever want or need when it comes to products for your health, home, or family, it can seem overwhelming at first. So let’s chat about your options, and then you can decide for yourself what you need the most.

Essential oils….this is what Young Living is known for. They are the world leader in essential oils and these oils give life and potency to all Young Living products.

An essential oil is the immune system of a plant, and it works perfectly to support the human body too. To extract these oils from their original plant material, they are distilled or cold pressed, and then put into a bottle for our use. Young Living has hundreds of essential oils to choose from. But, for those who are new to the oil world, Young Living has compiled a Premium Starter Kit with 11 of the most popular essential oils. This kit is perfect to get started on your oily journey, and exactly what you need to have in your wellness arsenal. The kit also contains a diffuser, which acts as your natural air freshener, your home purifier, your wellness supporter and your emotions calmer.

You can use essential oils in 3 ways – aromatically, topically, and internally (the vitality oils). If you’re needing support for healthy breathing, apply over your chest and throat, and inhale directly. If you’re needing digestive support, take the vitality oils internally to get the oils directly into the stomach and intestinal area. For skin support, apply on the desired area. You can always look in a reference guide for suggested uses and details.

Young Living has an entire line of home cleaning products, which contain the powerful Thieves essential oil blend. One of the most popular products is the Thieves Household Cleaner. It is a concentrate, so all you need to use is one or two capfuls of the cleaner mixed with water in a large spray bottle. I use this to clean my whole house! With this cleaner, you can clean your countertops, floors, toilets, mirrors, tubs, everything! On top of that, it is safe to use around your babies, kids, animals, and elderly family members, without toxins and harsh chemicals that could be damaging to the body.

Not only is the Household Cleaner extremely popular, the Thieves line also contains these chemical free options:

Dish Soap

Foaming Hand Soap

Fruit and Veggie Spray and Soak

Laundry Soap

Hand Purifier

Travel-Sized Cleansing Spray

Wipes

Switching your household products to the Thieves line is the perfect way to ditch the toxins and switch it with something that will not only cleanse and purify your home, but support your wellness at the same time. There is also a Premium Starter Kit with the Thieves line to make your chemical-free journey easier.

Kids and Baby products…..There is nothing more important and precious to us than our babies and children. We cannot control everything that happens in our children’s lives, but we can control what kind of products we expose them to. The small, daily choices we make for their health do add up over time. By reducing or eliminating toxic exposure through their skin and replacing it with something that supports their health, that’s a big win!

The Seedlings line, made for infants and toddlers, contains products that are specially designed for the health, comfort, and support of our babies. They contain zero harsh toxins or chemicals, unlike even the most “organic” of baby products on the market. Some of the most popular baby products are:

Baby Oil

Baby Lotion

Baby Wipes

Diaper Rash Cream

Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

Linen Spray

The KidScents line, made for children of all ages, allows you to support their bodies and protect them in more aspects of their life than you may realize. Some of the most popular KidScents products include:

Essential Oils (Sleepize, Owie, GeneYus, Bite Buster, SniffleEase, TummyGize)

Bath Gel

Shampoo

Lotion

MightyVites and MightZymes Chewable Tablets

Tender Tush Ointment

Toothpaste

Some moms put these products at the top of their priority list when starting out in their Young Living journey. While there is not a Premium Starter Kit yet with these products, you can get a Basic Membership and add on any or all of the Seedlings or KidScents products to your first order.

Young Living also has a line of nutritional supplements. Not only are they top-notch, they are all infused with essential oils for better absorption, containing no added fillers, preservatives, or unnecessary ingredients. Many chiropractors and health professionals have praised Young Living’s supplements, saying they are by far the best and purest on the market. Some of the most popular supplements include:

Ningxia Red (daily antioxidant drink)

Slique (products for healthy weight management)

Multivitamins (Master Formula, Mineral Essence, Super B, Multigreens, etc.)

Antioxidant Support (Super C, Longevity, OmegaGize)

Age-Based Nutrition (FemGen, PD80/20, Estro, Prostrate Health, MegaCal, BLM)

Joint & Mobility (AgilEase, Cool Azul Pain Cream, SuperCal Plus)

System Solutions (DetoxZymes, Parafree Softgels, JuvaPower, JuvaTone Tablets, K&B, Allerzyme, Sulferzyme)

Targeted Support (ComforTone, Digest & Cleanse, Essentialzymes, Life 9 Probiotic, Alkalime, AminoWise, PowerGize, MindWise, Thyromin, Sulferzyme)

The variety and selection of supplements seems almost endless, yet it makes it so easy to switch from your conventional supplements to something that is plant-based, infused with essential oils, and much more effective for your body. Since Ningxia Red is one of the most popular and important supplements, there is a Ningxia Red Premium Starter Kit.

Personal Hygiene products are extremely necessary for our everyday lives. Some of the products we may be using from the store might not be cleaning us the way we think they are, with toxins and chemicals lingering on our bodies and getting absorbed into our bloodstreams. Some of Young Living’s most popular personal hygiene products include:

Thieves Toothpaste (AromaBright, Dentarome, Dentarome Plus)

Thieves Mouthwash

Thieves Dental Floss

Thieves Mints

Bar Soaps (Lemon Sandalwood, Shutran, Lavender Oatmeal, Melaleuca Geranium, Morning Start, Peppermint Cedarwood, Sacred Mountain, Thieves, Valor)

Lotions (Genesis, Lavender)

Shutran Shave Cream and Beard Oil (for men)

Bath and Shower Gels (Unscented Base, Evening Peace, Morning Start, Sensation, Dragon Time, Lavender)

Shampoo and Conditioner (Lavender Volume, Lavender Mint, Copaiba Vanilla)

Massage Oils (V-6, Sensation, Relaxation, Ortho Sport, Ortho Ease, Dragon Time, Cel-Lite Magic)

AromaGuard Deodorant (Meadow Mist, Mountain Mint)

Bath Bombs (Lavender, Stress Away)

Shutran 3-in-1 Men’s Wash

 

These are all good products to stock up on with your monthly Essential Rewards order, should you choose to take advantage of this monthly wellness box program.

Ladies who love skin care, beauty and makeup, listen up! We pay big bucks on products to help us look beautiful, and we don’t even blink an eye. One of the most toxic things we do to ourselves as women is applying all kinds of cleansers, toners, creams, foundations, powders, and lipsticks that contain some of the world’s most dangerous chemicals.

Young Living has an amazing line of skin care and beauty products that are not only good for us, but are also extremely affordable compared to the other pricey and toxic items that we may have in our cabinets.  Some of the most popular beauty products include:

ART Masques (Creme, Beauty)

Satin Mint Facial Scrub

ART Gentle Cleanser

Orange Blossom Face Wash

ART Light Moisturizer

ART Refreshing Toner

ART Renewal Serum

Sheerlume Brightening Cream

Boswellia Wrinkle Cream

Essential Beauty Serum for Dry Skin

Lip Balms (Lavender, Cinnamint, Grapefruit)

Rose Ointment

Sandalwood Moisture Cream

Wolfberry Eye Cream

Coconut Lime Body Butter

Mineral Sunscreen Lotion

Lavaderm After-Sun Skin Spray

Insect Repellant

Young Living even has a makeup line, Savvy Minerals. It has quickly become one of the most popular natural makeup brands since it’s release. Unlike even the most well-known mineral makeup lines, every product is free from bismuth, talc, petrochemicals, synthetic colorants, synthetic fragrances, lead, parabens, phthalates, and will not clog your pores or cause skin irritation. Some of the most popular makeup products include:

Foundation (10 different shades)

Lip Gloss (Embrace, Abundant, Journey, Maven, Headliner, Anchors Away)

Lipstick (Daydream, On a Whim, Wish, Uptown Girl, Miss Congeniality, It Girl, I Dare You, Mic Drop, Bedazzled, Sweet Life)

Blush (Passionate, Smashing, I Do Believe You’re Blushin, Awestruck, Captivate, Serene, Charisma)

Bronzer (Summer Loved, Crowned All Over)

Eyeliner (Jet Setter)

Eyeshadow (Best Kept Secret, Crushin’, Determined, Diffused, Residual, Spoiled, Unscripted, Wanderlust, Inspired, Freedom, Overboard, Envy)

Veil (Diamond Dust)

Because the Savvy Mineral makeup is so popular, Young Living created a Savvy Mineral Premium Starter kit. You can choose from 4 different options and each kit includes:

1 Foundation

1 Blush

3 Eyeshadows

1 Lip Gloss

Misting Spray

Foundation Brush

5ml Lavender Essential Oil

Savvy Minerals by Young Living booklet

Introduction to Young Living booklet

Once again, we have covered a whole lot of info. Young Living makes it so easy to walk away from conventional toxic products and introduce all-natural, oil-infused products in their place. And your health is where you’ll benefit from this the most as you feel the difference in YL quality.

If you’re interested to know more about any product or any starter kit, just let me know. Shoot me a message at simpsonjannita@gmail.com.

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More Makeup!

If you read my last post, with the link about absorbing toxic chemicals from your makeup, then this post will make you smile.

The Savvy Minerals Makeup line from Young Living is growing. New shades of blush, eyeshadow, lipgloss and lipstick. There is also a Lip Scrub coming in May.

Savvy Minerals is formulated with clean ingredients, no chemicals, and no fillers. No worries about what toxic stuff your skin is absorbing when you use Savvy Minerals.

These new products are available starting tomorrow, Monday, April 16, 2018 at 10am MT.

Check out the Savvy Minerals catalog here:

Savvy Minerals Makeup Catalog

There is even a Savvy Minerals premium starter kit, which I’ve shared with you in a previous post. Start your Young Living journey with clean makeup!

Feel free to message me at simpsonjannita@gmail.com if you would like more info.

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Spring

Yesterday, was an absolutely beautiful day here. Sunny, with temps in the low 70’s. It was very windy, but still a gorgeous day!

Even though we had a beautiful day yesterday, it’s not as nice today, the weekend is gonna be yucky, and the nice days have been few and far between this spring season. Winter is trying hard to hang on.

I usually get motivated to do some projects in the house or in the yard this time of year. I took the time, a few weeks ago, to spring clean the bathroom. I washed the walls, the cabinets, really everything, with Thieves Household cleaner. Oh my, so clean and fresh afterward. I got a new shower curtain to change things up a bit, and it gives the bathroom a whole new look.

The bathroom is probably the only room that will get that much detailed attention. I will, at some point, clean all the windows and screens.

The front and back yards need some work. I like to rake them both in the early spring. I’ll probably get Adam to help me with the raking, since I’m still dealing with shoulder pain. I also like to clean up the rock gardens and flower beds.

Once the weather warms up, I also like to give my car an overhaul, wipe down the inside, and vacuum.  I may use the Seedlings Baby Wipes to wipe down the inside. They smell amazing! And I will give the outside a good cleaning.

Do you do anything to get yourself ready for spring? I got my hair cut a few weeks ago, a shorter style. It’s a refreshing change. I also enjoy picking up a few new pieces of clothing for the spring/summer.

I have been using Rose Ointment from Young Living to get my feet ready for sandal season. I slather it on my feet in the morning before I put my socks on, and let it do it’s thing all day.

When the warm weather is finally here to stay, I will be ready!

Introduction

Hi. I’ve been writing this blog for a couple of years now, and thought maybe it’s time I introduce myself to some new followers, as well as re-introduce myself to those of you that have been here a while.

My name is Jannita. I celebrate a birthday this month, though I won’t share just how old that birthday will make me. I live in Michigan, where we are currently still searching for spring. The cold just won’t go away!

I have been married for almost 30 years, and I have 2 children, and 3 stepchildren. My stepchildren are all boys, grown, married, with kids of their own. My children are also boys. My oldest son just got married in January to the love of his life.  And my youngest son will graduate from high school next month.

I worked for a lot of years as a school custodian at the school my children attended when they were younger. When my youngest moved on to high school, I moved on as well. I went back to working for myself, cleaning houses. I loved being my own boss, making my own schedule. But, after cleaning for so many years, I developed arthritis in my hands, and my doctor strongly advised finding something else to do. So, I gave up cleaning right before Christmas last year.

I had already been a Young Living member for a couple of years at that time. I fell head over heels in love with their products, their oils, their values, their commitment to quality. I had no intention of doing the business, it was not for me. I just wanted to keep using the amazing product line. These products are helping me ditch and switch toxic products out of our lives. It’s a process, but it’s so worth it.

But, as it frequently happens with us Young Living members, I had been sharing about these products and I had some friends and family members sign up with me. And, I still was not sure I wanted to do the business. I prayed about it, and asked God to show me a sign, let me know without a doubt, that the business is what I should be doing. And, after a few months, I got my sign, clear as clear can be. And so, here I am. Blogging and working my Young Living business.

I still love photography. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that photography is one of my passions. I still get my camera out on a pretty regular basis. I love to get photos of nature and the great outdoors. Macro photography is one of my faves!

I would love to travel around the country, maybe even the world, with my camera. There is so much out there to explore and photograph!

I work hard at staying healthy. I workout regularly with GHUTV. I try to eat a well balanced diet. But, I don’t deny myself a treat once in a while. Like birthday cake. Or a cookie or two. Or chocolate. I LOVE chocolate. My fave right now is Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt squares. Oh my!!

We have two dogs. A chocolate lab/whippet/pit mix that we rescued a few years ago. And a german shepherd puppy that will be one year old next month. They are awesome! Yes, even the puppy! He used to be quite a handful, but, with training, he has come a long way.

Well, there you have it. A brief look into my life. I hope that you will continue to hang out with me here. It’s so nice to have you here!

Young Living Rally Day

Today, April 7, 2018, is Rally Day at Young Living. There are rallies going on all around the world today. Young Living usually does some pretty awesome things for these Rally Days. Today is no exception.

All of the Seedlings baby products are now in stock. The Seedlings Bundle that was only available at convention last year, is also now available. And, the Seedlings wipes are now available in 3-packs and 6-packs, as well as individually. There are no babies at my house anymore, but I love these wipes. I use them as makeup removers and as dryer sheets. I wish this whole line of products had been available when my kids were babies.

Also announced today is a special enrollment offer. When you get your premium starter kit and enroll in Essential Rewards at the same time, you will get a package of Stress Away Bath Bombs for free. You must enroll in ER at signup for this to work. This special enrollment giveaway is good from 2pm MST  April 7, 2018, through 12pm MT April 14, 2018.

Please message me at simpsonjannita@gmail.com if you have questions.

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A Chat About Oils

Let’s chat, shall we? But first, let me say that I am not a medical professional. This information is for educational purposes only. The info is not intended to diagnose, treat, or refer you to certain oils for any diseases, disorders, etc.

I’m so glad you are here reading my blog today.

Did you know that the average person applies 300 chemicals to their body every single day, and 80 of those chemicals are before breakfast? Most are from four things – soap, makeup, shampoo and hair care. The biggest pollutants in our home are fabric softener, dryers sheets, air freshener plug-ins, and candles. We’re using products and chemicals in our home that we cannot even pronounce, yet we are putting them on our bodies and the bodies of the people we love the most. It’s time to Ditch and Switch!

In todays world, some of the most dangerous things that affect our health are things we willingly expose ourselves to on the daily. And some of these things might not be what you expect! In fact, you might be completely oblivious to the fact that the products we use on ourselves, in our home, on our children, and in our everyday lives, could be the very things that are contributing to why we’re sick, why we have health problems, why we struggle emotionally, and why we are not living a life full of wellness, purpose, and abundance.

Store bought soaps contain sodium laureth sulfate, a toxic chemical used to remove car grease off of garage floors. This can be damaging to the skin, as well as disruptive to immune health and hormonal health.

Both adult and kid shampoos contain phthalates, a toxic chemical that has been banned in childrens’ toys, but is still found in body cleansing products. It is known to be an endocrine disruptor, and very hard for the body to break down when used consistently during bath time.

The main ingredient in candles and home sprays is formaldehyde, which is the number one cancer causing chemical, and is what we get embalmed with at the morgue. They say inhaling scents from candles or sprays is the equivalent to inhaling second hand smoke, which is even more dangerous than actually smoking the cigarette itself.

Store bought household cleaning products contain 2-butoxyethanol, which is a toxin known to cause sore throat, narcosis, and severe liver and kidney damage.

Store bought laundry detergents and dryer sheets contain alpah-terpineol, benzyl alcohol, and camphor, which are all toxic ingredients that cause central nervous system disorders, loss of muscular coordination, central nervous system depression, headaches, nausea, and vomiting.

Many baby products contain the listed ingredient “fragrance”, which is simply a broad category that hides hundreds of toxic chemicals behind that word itself. Companies are not required to reveal the actual chemicals that are within the “fragrance” category, hence, keeping the public in the dark about the true toxicity of the products we use on our little ones.

Women apply over 300 chemicals to their face and skin per day, including talc, bismuth, parabens, lead, mercury, and mineral oil. These chemicals are all found in store bought skin care and makeup products, which can disrupt the endocrine system, some are carcinogenic, and have been found in tumors.

Yuck! and wow! This is pretty eye opening. But, come to find out, this is well-known information but it just doesn’t tend to get shared with the masses.

When we use these products on ourselves and are children on a daily basis, the toxins build up and accumulate within our bodies – a process called “bioaccumulation”. This means that the more we expose ourselves to these toxins, the harder it is for our bodies to break them down. Because of this build up, it causes both minor and major health issues, that otherwise could be prevented if we simply quit using those toxins. Even if these issues aren’t apparent right now, they will be apparent later on down the road.

Even scarier, is that some of the most popular “organic” products can still contain some of the above ingredients. Even if you think you are making a better choice about going organic instead of conventional, there is still a probability that your organic product is still highly toxic for yourself or your children. Don’t believe me? Visit the Environmental Working Group website at ewg.org, plug in the ingredients of your products, and see how high it is rated in toxicity. Or, download the Think Dirty app on your smartphone and look at the toxicity levels. The results will shock you and make you want to throw those products in the trash.

Now that I’ve effectively freaked you out, let me say there is no judgement here. We, too, used to use those products on ourselves all the time. But, becoming educated on the toxicity of what we are using has us ditching and switching products for plant based products. It’s a process that takes time, but we are getting there.

Young Living is a company I can trust. They have products with none of the chemicals I listed above. While they are an essential oil company, they are also a fully equipped natural products company. They have supplements, beauty products, household cleaning products, stuff for kids and babies, home purifiers, bath and shower products, oral care, and, yes, even makeup. This makes it easy to ditch the products you’re currently using and replace them with something Young Living has instead.

For more than 20 years, Young Living has been the world leader in producing and guaranteeing 100% pure and potent, therapeutic grade essential oils and plant based products. They’ve got this standard called “Seed to Seal”, which places them in a category higher than any other company in the world. Basically, what “seed to seal” means is, from the time the seed of the plant is sourced, until it is put into an essential oil bottle or a plant based product, Young Living applies the most rigorous quality controls possible to ensure that you are receiving the product exactly the way nature intended it to be. Simply put, the only thing inside the essential oil bottle is the plant itself – no additives, fillers, synthetic fragrances, preservatives, or dyes(which is NOT the same for store bought essential oils, hence why other brands are dangerous and highly toxic). The same goes for all their products – the only ingredients within the products are the ones listed on the label, and they are the highest quality. Not one single ingredient is synthetic, toxic, or chemically derived.

You may think that using plant based products can be expensive. Let’s debunk those assumptions by showing you how you’re not only saving money using Young Living’s plant based products, you’re saving your bodies too. Even if Young Living doesn’t have a product you may be thinking of that is already pre-made, you can make it yourself using their essential oils, which will save you tons of money and prevent toxin exposure too!

Let’s start shifting the paradigm, and thinking about the VALUE of taking care of your family. Have you ever heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” We can stop treating symptoms and start supporting systems by investing in our health, eliminating toxins and chemicals in our life, and flooding the body with the nutrients and plant based ingredients instead. While I am definitely not saying you should quit taking medications and going to the doctor (modern medicine is amazing and absolutely holds a vital place in this world), I am simply saying that there are essential oils and products you could be using that will support a healthy body and maintain a level of ultimate wellness. And, while we are not doctors ourselves, we don’t have to be medical professionals to make better decisions for our health and the health of our families.

I have been using Young Living products daily and ordering them monthly for 3 years now. I’ve helped many families do the same and in a way where they’ll get the best bang for their buck.

Some people have a misconception of thinking that using Young Living products in their home and on their family is a new or added expense. WRONG! It’s not! Instead, what it is, is a shift in spending. Everyone spends money on products every day, every month, every year – whether the products are good for you or not. Wth this route, instead of going to the store for all of your products, you are getting them from Young Living instead.

99% of people who start using Young Living products get a wholesale membership. You get wholesale pricing on everything they have instead of retail pricing, which saves you 24% on every single item they’ve got. All you need  to do is order a starter kit of your choice, and you’ll automatically get access to wholesale pricing on anything you want to try.

Another cool thing about Young Living is they give cash back to frequent buyers. There is a super cool (and totally optional) program called Essential Rewards, which acts as a monthly box that you can customize and get shipped to your door every month. It’s filled with products you are needing for you family or in your home. Over time, you can earn up to 25% back in points for your orders. Those points can be used towards getting products for FREE. I recently cashed in about 300 points for $300 in free products! With this program, you can also take advantage of the FREE monthly promos that Young Living has, cheaper shipping options, and the option to cancel at any time. So, basically, Young Living pays you to order their products through this program.

This Essential Rewards program gives you an affordable means of ditching and switching, which is a process that takes time. So, one month you can order household cleaning products. The next month, you can order beauty products. The month after that you can order baby products, or supplements, or essential oils, or makeup, whatever you need!

With all these perks and benefits of the Essential Rewards program, it’s only a minimum of 50 PV in products for each monthly box, which can be the equivalent of $50. Now, before you think that’s a lot, it’s totally not! We all spend over $50 a month on products every single month. All this is, is shifting that spending from the store to something natural instead. Even people with the most minimal budgets can do Essential Rewards.

I briefly mentioned getting free products with Essential Rewards. Let’s talk about that. Young Living has this cool tradition where they give away an assortment of products to members every month for FREE. For anyone that orders over a certain amount in a single order, Young Living will include some free products in the box for you. There are 4 different ordering tiers – 100, 190, 250 or 300. If you order over any of those amounts in one single order, they will automatically include the FREE monthly products, which could add up to hundreds of dollars in stuff you didn’t have to pay for. Cool, huh?

Ok, I’ve covered a lot of info, thanks for sticking with me. What I love about Young Living and our online oily wellness community, is that they make it SO easy to walk away from conventional toxic products and introduce all-natural, oil-infused products in their place. And your health is where you’ll benefit from this the most as you feel the difference in YL quality.

Thank you for taking the time to learn with me today and taking the time to invest in YOU. There is no better time to get your Young Living oils on the way, and I would love to help you get your kit.

If you have any questions, please let me know at simpsonjannita@gmail.com.

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