My friend Jennifer, from Ontario had this to tell me about using Peace & Calming from Young Living: I am quite enjoying them. My sleep seems to be better, although the time of it isn't. The peace and calming mixture has come in handy helping my kittens adjust to each other. They were big time fighting one day so I took the lid off and made them smell it. (surprising that they actually liked the smell.) They calmed down almost immediately and the effects lasted most of the day. My kitten went in to the vet's today :( and I have had anxiety attacks all morning, so I put some on and it helped quite a bit. I seem to enjoy that one more than the lavender, but I am impressed with both.
I just noticed something the other day. The last few years, when I would scratch my skin because it was itchy, it would just get more and more itchy. I couldn't figure it out. My skin didn't seem overly dry or irritated, just extremely itchy. And it was getting progressively worse. I would get welts from scratching and since this usually happened at night, I would have a terrible time getting to sleep. I would even wake up scratching my itchy knee or leg and then not be able to go back to sleep because the itch would just get worse and worse until I would have to get up and put something on it. I was beginning to think I was allergic to my fingernails, lol. Only I wasn't laughing--it was really painful! Well, what I noticed the other day is that I haven't been itchy like that since I began my journey with Young Living. Am I saying the oils did this amazing thing? Maybe. Maybe some of it. Maybe it also had to do with cutting out sugar and some chemicals, but I know for a fact that if it were not for the oils, my family would not be on this journey at all, and the itching would be worse now than ever.
What is my point to this story? If you make one really good decision, others will follow. Same with bad decisions. One comes first, the rest follow. It is a path with many steps and it is important to go the right direction. Each step will take us somewhere. Making good choices today will ensure that I go in the right direction. Not meaning to preach at all, and maybe everyone knew this already except me, hah! Anyways, my thoughts for the morning. Wishing you all good choices today!
Personal scale victory: 5 lbs in the last 2 weeks. So much easier when hubby and son are joining in and actually agreeing to choices you make. Mind you, son is only 6 and is becoming more vocal about likes and dislikes. But if he learns to make good choices now, he will be ahead later on. Thankful for this journey we are on! Hubby had success too. His was roughly 8 lbs.
I have increased hubby's Ningxia Red intake to 2 ounces per day. We are not sure what we are dealing with as far as the pain he is having. Sometimes very sharp pain. We thought gall bladder, but ultrasound came back clear. Then the doctor ordered blood tests for his liver, but his liver is fine. Now waiting on further tests. Praying the oils and NR do their thing. Would love to have a good report so he is totally fine!
My sister was mentioning a 30 day Ningxia Red Challenge and I got to thinking about all the changes that I have noticed in my family since we started drinking it regularly. Mind you, we also cut out a lot of sugar, so some of the results are from that, but I know the Ningxia Red made cutting out sugar a lot easier, just because it has so many nutrients in it and we don't get the same cravings for sugar and carbs that we used to.
So, here we go: Scale victories. I decided to step on the scale every two weeks. I won't say I lost 3 lbs in 2 weeks because I don't feel I lost anything. I feel great and had a scale victory of 3 lbs. Same with my hubby. He had another 3 lb victory since 2 weeks ago.
Less moody. All of us. We enjoy each other more and are more patient with each other than we were just a few short months ago. I attribute that mostly to consuming a lot less sugar, but that was made possible because of the Ningxia Red. I don't think we would have had as much success getting off sugar and carbs if not for the benefits of Ningxia Red.
Puffy faces are gone. Again, likely because of cutting out most sugar, but I notice it in all of us, even our 6 year old son. He is more toned all over, even though he is obviously still growing, but I see now what the overload of carbs was doing.
Achy knees are mostly gone. For a while I thought there might be a real problem with my knees because I just kept feeling how they hurt all the time. Not so much anymore. So grateful for that!
The shakes I used to get almost every day are gone. I know this is from the Ningxia Red because of the nutrients. I have more energy and it does not bother me to not have food for a while. This helps me avoid eating carbs for breakfast. Still looking for breakfast friendly meals for myself because I don't fancy eggs all the time.
Those are the main things I have noticed. Not bad. We'll keep going with our Ningxia Red. Check it out: https://www.youngliving.com/en_CA/products/wellness
When we started on oils back in March/April, we also embarked on a journey to consume less sugar. My hubby has made the biggest changes and he is celebrating weighing 30 pounds less now than when we started! So happy to see the changes that continue to happen because of our one decision to try Young Living Oils. I am down some weight as well, but decided not to put the scale pressure on myself. I can tell you that some clothes fit me now that had been too small a few months ago! That is how I am measuring my success for now. I can still say that for the most part I remain headache-free and that is some very good news for me! Go ahead, click on my links -----> and sign up. You won't regret it!
I am so thankful for the changes I see in my family because of these oils and other products. Healthier eating habits and a more active lifestyle are a direct result of being involved with people who feel the same way and the support I have found since joining Young Living a few short months ago. If you are ready to take your wellness level up, join me on the journey! I would love to invest in your journey as others have invested in mine. With your kit purchase this month, I will personally send you a care package to compliment your new premium starter kit, to help you get going on your journey. This kit is not only for those who are planning on doing the business, but anyone who would love a great deal on a new adventure in living life above the wellness line. Be sure to use my Member #3751178 to get your FREE care package from me. Here are some links for you. In Canada. and in the US.
Yesterday I had a headache. Not sure the cause, but I did use some peppermint and Panaway topically and it went away. No drugs! This is huge for me. I did find myself tempted to go to the medicine cabinet, but decided to wait and see what the oils would do and it did not take long either. So happy to have found Young Living oils!
I also made a bug-repellent spray for my family. I had seen some recipes online and basically just combined a few things in a glass spray bottle: approximately 2/3 cup witch hazel,
approximately 2/3 cup distilled water,
20 drops lemongrass oil,
5 drops peppermint oil,
10 drops thieves oil,
10 drops lavender oil and
10 drops Purification.
I wore it tonight and noticed that where I had it on, I got no bites, but my ankles got a couple of bites and I was not wearing it on my legs.
Just to update....I am still headache free! I think sugar was the culprit all along! We have cut way back from what we used to consume!
Anyways, today's post is about my son. The other day David (6) woke up with one hugely swollen eyelid. Seriously, I thought something had bitten him. I applied coconut oil around the eye and a bit on the upper eyelid, then applied some Young Living lavender oil on top of that. I still took him to the doctor but by the time we got there it was not very noticeable, so the doctor just said to keep an eye on him. It got a bit worse at night again, so I reapplied both oils. Next morning....gone! Sure was kinda scary at first, though!
Still headache free for the most part. Yesterday I thought I was going to get a migraine based on a bit of pain, but I was making supper and ate right away, so it was just because I hadn't eaten enough during the day. We had activities with the kindergarten class and I opted out of hotdogs, chips, drink boxes and freezies. Anyways, I have found a neat way to enjoy Peppermint oil. Very refreshing in summertime, smell great, is good and good for you too!
It is quite amazing to me that I am still without a headache since my last post. Ok, it was only a few days ago, but we have had more weather changes and it is pouring rain now! That was just an observation I had as I began to think about what I was going to write today. Here is the main thing I wanted to share today: I started using Thieves toothpaste a couple of days ago. I found I really enjoyed how clean my teeth felt after using it and they are whiter now, too! Most other toothpaste brands would cause my mouth to peel a little bit (I hate that!) but Thieves is so gentle and even the taste is quite mild. One my my new faves! I have started a facebook group called Oil Finery based on my experiences with Young Living Oils. Come join us! Find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/932937236755055/
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My name is Loni and I want to share my oily journey with any that would like to come along! I am documenting about my decision to try Young Living Essential Oils and my family's experience with using them.