O N E Year- My Story

MY STORY

 O N E year ago today

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Many people think it is overwhelming or intimidating the whole oil thing, I have been there! But with a community full of support and resources, it’s been an amazingly fun adventure!

When I made the decision to purchase my starter kit I knew I wanted to use the oils for their air cleansing benefits in an effort to ditch my candle addiction.  My husband would have headaches from some of the candles, so I was trying to find an alternative for making my house smell good.  Enter Thieves!  Thieves essential oil is a blend exclusive to Young Living and it smells like cinnamon drenched orange rolls-it’s warm and spicy and I absolutely LOVE it!

Two weeks after purchasing my starter kit I found out I was pregnant.

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As soon as I knew I was pregnant I was even more determined to rid our home of chemicals.  I also knew I wanted to be a stay at home mama and soak up all those memories that are so fleeting.  I used oils all through my pregnancy and love showing mamas to be what I did and what helped.

I had also just put my two weeks in at my job (didn’t know I was pregnant at the time) I was looking for something else that I could somehow enjoy.  My sister had purchased her starter kit a few months before me and told me she was going to give the business side of oils a go!  I immediately said I would too!  I decided I was going to start sharing what our family was doing with these oils and natural products and how it has forever changed our life!

Since that day I have worked hard at sharing with other mamas and families about how life changing these oils can be if you are actually looking for a change!  Consistency is key, in really all aspects of life, but especially with seeing the benefits of these oils.

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I want to be someone who others can count on to show up and that this is a lifestyle, not a trendy phase.

Many people believe these oils are new & trendy when in reality people have been using oils for centuries! Essential oils are used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness benefits. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. I have found so much support with oils for emotions, immunity and sleep to name a few.

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Doing this as a business has been very rewarding.  I get to help families live healthier lives and show them this beautiful opportunity of sharing what they love about the oils with others too!

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This has afforded me the opportunity to be a stay at home mom, to continue using my oils, continue learning and sharing.  I share these oils to help other mamas have this opportunity too, a stay at home income and best of all wellness!

If you are feeling a tug and want to learn more, email me!

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Oils + the Bottom of Our Feet?

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetSo why do us oil loving people say to put oils on the bottoms of your feet?!

Here’s why!…

The soles of our feet have much larger pores than the rest of our body. Who would have guessed?! Not me! This means they can absorb oils much easier than other areas, sucking up those health-giving compounds in the oils and getting them into our bloodstream quickly!

The skin on the bottom of our feet is much less sensitive. This means that many people who might experience irritation when they apply certain oils to other parts of their body are more likely to not have any issues when they apply the same oils to their feet.

This is also where we recommend putting oils on babies and kids. *check out my other posts for recommendations and dilution ratios for oils + babies*

The lower sensitivity of the skin on your soles means you can often apply essential oils undiluted.

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Along with the palms of your hands, the soles of your feet are the only part of your body which don’t contain sebaceous glands. 

Sebum acts as a barrier which blocks the essential oils that you want to absorb into your body. The absence of sebum on the soles of your feet means they are the perfect place to apply essential oils.

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According to the ancient practice of reflexology, every nerve line in the body ends in your feet. Specialists in reflexology maintain that certain areas of the feet correspond to the body’s organs. Thus by applying essential oils to your feet, it’s possible that these oils may have a stronger, more beneficial effect on certain areas of the body.

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Considering that reflexology has been shown to have significant, scientifically-proven benefits, this claim may have some legitimacy to it.

As always…

***  Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP.

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Happy Hormones 

I wanted to share with you how I have been able to support my hormones after having a baby and as I continue to live more of a chemical free lifestyle.

Even though it’s probably the hardest thing to get as a new mama, sleep is such a huge help for me and my emotions. Without it I’m an emotional roller coaster headed for derailment 😭 anyone relate to me?!

Here are the other things I have changed and added for support:

1. oils

2. supplements including Powergize and Life 9 probiotic

3. removing toxins/lifestyle which includes clean eating

So here are my hormone supporting oils that have significantly helped me-

+ DRAGON TIME. The name speaks for itself 😉

Do your family and friends a favor and tame the dragon. Support your body during that time of the month with this effective hormonal blend. Apply it to your abdomen neat or diluted 🙌🏻👌🏻


+ SCLARESSENCE:

SclarEssence™ supports normal glandular functions and can be helpful in supporting women’s health and hormonal health.

I apply it to my ankles every night!


+ PROGESSENCE PLUS

Progessence Plus Serum – you may now resume regularly scheduled life. Homes are safe. Husbands are relieved. We have our Pro Plus. Have extras on hand of this! Never just the one you’re using!

2-4 drops on the wrist daily.

You can watch videos that talk in depth about this on YouTube

Dr. Haggerton Videos

Progessence Plus from Young Living

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+ ENDOFLEX

Our endocrine system is just a wee bit important. Support it well and you might find yourself feeling like a whole new woman! 💃🏻 I have a roller on mine and roll over my thyroid daily. Your endocrine system decides how you feel. If your hormones work correctly, you have energy. So it seems pretty important to give them what they need! Use this blend faithfully and see the results!


Last but not least…candida. I know when I’ve overdone it with foods and drinks that candida thrives with, making me feel extremely sluggish and foggy. Reducing and eliminating foods like:

+high sugar fruits

+ starchy foods, breads

+dairy

+alcohol

+caffeine (oh how I do love thee but tend to over do it 😬)

+Corn

+MSG

+processed soy- soy protein isolate

+sugar

+processed meats

+soda

+fast food

+vegetable oil

Adding apple cider vinegar to my water has help reduce bloat and sluggish lymph drainage.

I have also recently resumed my weekly workouts (blog post to come about what program I’m doing!) and I’m loving the feeling of using my body again for physical benefits like gaining muscle and losing fat! The endorphin release is fantastic too ! 😄

I hope this can help anyone out there struggling with hormones and energy levels because they are directly connected and make sure too that you are doing your best with CLEAN eating!!! That alone will wreck havoc on your system and leave you with nothing! ☠️🤒

*I am not a doctor and this information is not intended to diagnose, or treat disease. If you are taking medication continue to take it and discuss options with your doctor before changing anything. These are meant to support our bodies.

xoxo

-Kayla

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