Hello, my name is Rachael, and I’m an Unapologetic Oily Addict

Thanks to “Safta,” I have been hooked on essential oils for upwards of seven years. This month I finally became my own member, so I got the Young Living starter kit. Whoo, I am impressed!

That’s not all of it. I got a beautiful diffuser as well. It’s set on “candlelight flicker” and filling the room with Raven for respiratory support. A brush fire to the west has been burning for a week now, so we could use it!

At last I gave in and did that oily thing where you sit still and label the lids of all your bottles so you can find things more easily.

Huh. How shall I label this one? Highest Potential…

I had every oil in my possession on one table at once. That’s when I realized I had a “problem.” It’s puny compared to many collections, but it’s far more than I thought we had!

You don’t know how many oils you have with some of them scattered beside diffusers, in bathrooms, the living room, in your purse, in the medicine cabinet, and by the kitchen sink. Yes, now I see the depth of my addiction. I can’t say I’m sorry!

SO

Now that I’m an official Young Living Member these days…

If you have questions,

Want products,

Or want a membership of your own,

Get in touch via my Facebook page at Drywitlass!

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Feeling Bad? Check your makeup.

If you’re feeling fatigued and losing your hair, research lab results for your makeup brand. Even the high-end, popular brands contain hormone-disrupting fragrances, arsenic, lead, nickel, and other toxins and heavy metals. These contaminants will not be listed on the company’s ingredient list.

I had been making so much headway in reversing hypothyroid symptoms when the fatigue and hair loss started back. After reading about a pharmacist who found heavy metals in her lip gloss were poisoning her, I remembered that I had been using some makeup for a couple of weeks. Now I have stopped putting that stuff on my skin, the fatigue has receded again.

Be cautious with what products you apply to your skin!

Young Living has their new Savvy Minerals makeup brand, by the way. Their products are as pure and high quality as their oils. Contact me if you want to know more. 🙂

Essential Oils For Immunity

Isn’t this flu season insane? My family is not getting out much, all of us are keeping up on vitamins, and some are even sleeping with potatoes in their socks. We’re keeping oiled up, as well.

Here are some essential oil products I use.

Thieves Spray – Comes already formulated in the spritz bottle. A must for grocery carts and grubby boy hands. No longer safe for oral application.

Crowd Spray – In a 2-3 oz bottle: combine 1/2 tsp witch hazel, 20 drops Melrose, 7drops Thyme, 10 drops Geranium, and 5 drops Peppermint. Top off with distilled water. Spray on car seats, bags, covers, blankets, and people.

Immune Boost – In a 10ml bottle: combine 40 drops Lemon, 20 drops Frankincense, 15 drops Thieves, 15 drops Peppermint, 20 drops Tea Tree, and top off with carrier oil. Roll on bottoms of feet. I have dabbed it on perfume points, but be careful. Citrus oils in direct sunlight may burn skin.

If you do catch something, here are a couple of invaluable oils that have given us relief.

Congestion Relief – Equal parts of: Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint. Apply on clothes, blankets, or on feet and chest as can be tolerated. Applying undiluted (neat) on young children may be inadvisable.

Stop Dry Cough – In a 15 ml roller bottle combine: 1 tsp carrier oil, 4 drops Lemon, 4 drops Peppermint, 4 drops Thieves, 2 drops Lavender. Apply to feet, chest, and back. Worked very well on my two-year-old to help her sleep.

Above all?

Crack down on unnecessary stress. Don’t get so wrapped up in a project that your system crash and burns. Get off your feet AND off your phone for 15 minutes a day to do something enjoyable. Music, catnap, face mask, breathing exercises, soak your feet, read for fun, practice guitar – do something to recharge just a bit. A little will go a long way, and if you don’t take time to maintain your body now, it will develop symptoms to make you take time for maintenance!

Many thanks to Safta, for providing us with numerous ways to strengthen and maintain our children’s health.