A Sad Time

Yesterday, Gary Young, founder of Young Living passed away.

Gary Young is the reason I started my Young Living business. While I never had the privilege to meet him, he was very vividly in a dream of mine months and months ago, talking to me about my business.

His dream was to get essential oils into every home around the world. I will do my small part to make that dream a reality.

Please keep the Young family and the Young Living family in your prayers.

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No Surgery

So, I had the MRI done and waited almost a week to get the results. I knew when I answered the phone and heard the the voice of the doctor, instead of the nurse, that it probably was not good news.

He was concerned about the fact that the MRI showed that I do, in fact, have a closed, non-displaced fracture of my humerus. Not sure why that didn’t show up on the x-rays back in March. Regardless, he referred me to an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation.

I saw the surgeon a couple of days ago. They did more x-rays and then went over the MRI with me. He doesn’t want to do surgery (whew, so relieved). He gave me a cortisone shot in my shoulder. It hurt when the needle actually got into my shoulder, it hurt a lot, actually. He was using the ultrasound while giving the shot in order to make sure the shot was going where he wanted it to. It was weird to see the needle in my shoulder. He also wants me to do physical therapy. I start that later next week.

Later on that day, after the shot, the pain in my shoulder got so much worse. Movement in certain ways, that had been hurting since injury day, was much more painful. This is normal, I was told. And by the next morning, that was gone.

I see the surgeon again in mid June, and I’m hoping that things are a lot better.

I’m relieved to not be having surgery. We are hosting a grad party for Adam in a few weeks, and I was worried about how I would get all the work for that done with my arm in a sling.

 

He needs this!

Zeus has been doing such a great job at group class. He’s perfectly comfortable around the other dogs and owners during class. Since the weather has been warmer, on class days when it’s not raining, we go to a local park for class. He does so well! We even take them on a walk through town during class.

I’ve been wanting to start taking Zeke to group class again. It’s so good for them, constant exposure to other people, other dogs, and other surroundings and distractions. I wanted Zeke to benefit from that too. He went through the private classes with Zeus last fall, and went through 4 group classes. So this is not new to him. But, it’s been a long time and he needs it.

Last night was his first time back in class. Class was actually inside at the training facility because of rain. He did very well. He was a little uncomfortable, shaking, even, at first. But, he warmed up, and survived his return to group class.

We were a little worried about how Zeus would handle the distraction of having Zeke there. But, he did great!

Class is offered twice a week, and we intend to go as often as we can.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13th. Why not give the gift of wellness with a Premium Starter Kit from Young Living?

She’ll get 11 bottles of oils, a diffuser, a sample of Thieves Household Cleaner, Ningxia Red packets, and some literature to get her started. And, she’ll be able to be a part of an awesome wellness community that offers tons of support, tips, recipes, all kinds of good stuff.

Best gift ever!

Ready to spoil mom? Click here!

The Garage

So, it happened. Our garage project has finally started!

2 years ago, after getting estimates for a new garage and not liking any of those numbers, we ended up with a brand new kitchen. 😂 How does that happen? Too many trips to Lowes! lol

So now, it’s time to actually get a new garage. We called the contractor that did our kitchen and he gave us a great price. So, we got the ball rolling. We waited for weeks to get a response from the township. First, they denied our project. So, our contractor went back, we adjusted the size of our plans a bit, and the township finally gave their approval.

We rented a storage pod from someone local, and Adam and I spent an entire day, in the rain, emptying the garage, moving stuff into the storage pod and making a trash pile.

On Wednesday, the contractor and his crew arrived to demolish our old garage. The old garage was an attached, very small, one car garage. There was truly no room to move in there. It took the crew about 5 1/2 hours to get the garage completely down and cleaned up. They even hauled away all of our trash!

I was worried about how the dogs would handle all the noise of demolition, as well as a crew of strangers outside of the open windows. I put a drop of lavender essential oil in my palm, rubbed my hands together and and rubbed my hands down each of their backs and behind their ears. They were both able to relax and even nap a bit.

It looks so different now, without the garage there! But, the new garage will be so much nicer! Our side door was in front of the garage, and we have no back door. So, we have had to go out the side door and to the backyard gate to take the dogs out. Our new garage will sit up farther on the house so that the side door will be in the garage. That will be a treat!

Once the demolition was done, we had to wait for the utility companies to come and mark where the lines are underground in the yard. That’s done, so we are hoping that excavation will start on Monday, or sometime during the week.

I know the weather will affect this job, but I’m hoping it goes smoothly and doesn’t take forever.

Stay tuned.

 

Woohoo! It’s back!

It’s back!! Valor essential oil is a favorite of so many Young Living members, myself included. Valor is known for the bold aroma that inspires confidence. You can get Valor in a 5ml bottle. But, now, the Valor roll-on is back in stock! What?? This amazing roller bottle has been out of stock for 4 years!! That’s right, 4 years!!

For the rest of April, you can get it on quick order only, but starting in May, you can add it to your Essential Rewards order. You cannot, however, use Essential Rewards points to get this gem. There is a limit of 2 per account per month.

I carry Valor with me in my purse and use it regularly! I can’t wait to get my hands on the roll-on!

What are you waiting for?

Jump In

There is still time to get $20 back! Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is coming. Bless the moms in your life with a premium starter kit from Young Living.

I’m working toward a goal in my business, and I would love to help you get started on your journey with Young Living. The first 5 people who message me before the end of April, 2018, and use my link to jump into wellness with Young Living by purchasing a Premium Starter Kit, will receive $20 back from me! What??!!?

What better way to welcome the month of May than with a journey into the world of wellness, purpose and abundance! When you use my link to get your kit, you don’t get just the kit, you also get my help. That’s right, I’m with you every step of the way. And, I would love to add you to the oily groups I belong to on Facebook.

Are you ready? Let’s do this!

Message me here: simpsonjannita@gmail.com

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Get Some Answers

I’m finally going to get some answers. Answers to the question, what kind of damage happened to my shoulder when I fell with the dog 7 weeks ago.

I had a follow up appointment with my doctor last week. I still do not have full range of motion in my left arm. It hurts a lot when I move it certain ways. It’s been 7 weeks!

My doc ordered an MRI, finally, to see what’s going on. He’s pretty sure I tore my rotator cuff. I’m hoping it’s just a partial tear, that doesn’t require surgery. However, he said if it’s a full tear, the only option is surgery, from which recovery is 6 months! Who has time for that??

My appointment is Friday afternoon. Prayers and good thoughts are appreciated.

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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