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Are you on a weight loss journey?

Many of us are trying to loose weight. It is one of the things that connects us no matter of where we live and what we do. It is the most common New Years resolution as well – To loose weight and get healthier.

As we get older, our metabolism slows down, which leads to weight gain. Weight gain leads to many health issues.

Weight gain happens also when our bodies get stuffed with toxins we absorb daily. Not only through what we eat, but also through what we put on our bodies.

All those chemicals, preservatives, fats and other culprits stay in, filling our bodies like a glass.

There is many ways we can help our bodies to cleanse. We eat heathy, choose organic plant based diet, drink a lot of water and use herbs – gifts from nature- to help us detox and cleanse.

This eventually leads to weight loss, better skin, better sleep and better overall health.

In our family, we are fully dedicated to use the gifts Mother Nature has given us, for our better health and to help others to achieve the same. We combine the power of herbs and plants in Essential oils with Kobayashi Bitters, our very own natural formula.

Me, being me, I have decided to combine these two and I created delicious dish that will help you detox and loose weight. Because eating healthy doesn’t mean it cannot be a treat.

So here it is, my first creation combining Kobayashi Bitters and essential oils.

Morning Bowl

Ingredients1 cup of Pineapple

30 ml of Kobayashi Bitters

5-6 ice cubes

2 drops of Citrus Fresh Essential Oil

2 tbs of organic chia seeds

Method

Blend the pineapple, Kobayashi Bitters a five cubes and pour into a bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons of organic chia seeds and 2 drops of Young Living’s Citrus Fresh Essential oil and let it sit for 30-60 min. If you do not have Young Livings Essential oils, use few drops of Lemon or Lime instead.

Why using Chia Seeds? I like using chia, because it gives the smoothie thicker texture, almost like a yoghurt or pudding. Also, chia seeds are rich in fiber and protein. I add chia seeds into my fresh juice as well, as it keeps me full longer. Many health experts believe that chia seeds can aid weight loss. Its soluble fiber absorbs large amounts of water and expands in your stomach, which increases fullness and slows the absorption of food 

If you are interested in learning more about our Kobayashi Bitters, please follow us on Facebook or check out http://www.kobayashibitters.com for more details about this amazing product.

To learn more about Young Living Essential oils, contact us Here or check out our Facebook page

Biwa Time of the Year – Delicious Vegan Recipes

Oh yes, it’s that time of the year again. Our Biwa tree has delicious fruit and I’m loving it.

To be honest, I never even heard of Biwa until we moved to Japan. And I never really tried until we moved to new house and there was a Biwa tree right there in our new garden.

I didn’t really know what to do with the fruits so I started to experiment with it and found out that if I pick it before it’s too ripe, it had nice sourish taste, which I love in my salads.

And so my Biwa recipes came to life

Mixed Green Salad with Biwa

Ingredients

1/4 of iceberg lettuce

6 cherry tomatoes, quartered

1/8 of red onion, sliced

1/2 cucumber, sliced

1/4 of bell pepper, cut

2 biwa, squeezed over a bowl so juice and flash separates

Bunch of cilantro

Dressing

The juice from the Biwa fruit

1 tsp of olive oil

1 tsp of white balsamic vinegar

1 drop of Jade Lemon Essential oil

Punch of Himalaya pink salt

Method

Mix all the ingredient for the dressing and let sit together so the flavors combine.

Meantime, prepare all you vegetables and fruit together in a bowl. Pour the dressing over it, taste it and then use some salt.

Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and enjoy your healthy and delicious meal!

Quinoa Biwa Herb Salad

Ingredients

1 cup cooked quinoa

Bunch of Baby leaf salad mix

Bunch of coriander

3 leafs of fresh sage

1 cucumber

2 radishes

Little bit of fresh curry leaf

Salt

Olive oil

Lemon Essential oil

Three slices of bell pepper

Method

Wash your quinoa really well to avoid it turning bitter. Boil with cup of water, salt and the curry leaf. It will give it nice smell and flavor. Let it cool down

In the meantime, chop the baby leaf and herbs and cut your cucumber and radishes into slices. Squeeze the Biwa in your fingers so it opens and remove the pits, squeezing the juice and flesh into the salad bowl. Toss it together with the rest of the ingredients. Mix spoon of olive oil with two drops of Lemon EO and pinch of salt and toss it together with the salad. Serve with some bell peppers

If you do not have Young Livings Essential Oils to use, you can indeed use lemon and lime juice but even better, send me a message and I’ll help you get the best oils on the planet with your wholesale membership and get you started on using them!

As you might know, I am Young Living Distributor and Healthy Lifestyle Educator. I am available for One on One consultations in person or over the phone, as well as group classes. Please get in touch with me Here so we can discuss your needs.

By becoming a wholesale member of Young Living, you are entitled to 24% discount and that is very much worth it. You can join in by clicking on my Link and choosing wholesale membership and the Starter Kit that best suits you. If you are not sure, send me message or email me at bkoba78@gmail.com

I’m always here for you and happy to help and if interested, to help you share your love for oils and make an income out of it.

Lustrous Hair of Mine…

I always had very long hair, ever since I remember. Only in Grade 2 my parents chopped it off, so I have my class picture with super short hair.

Naturally, when I came to my teenage years, I didn’t appreciate having waist long, thick hair and I cut it several times, then I permed it and colored it over and over. My hair got weaker and weaker and is now probably on half the strength and number as it was 20 years ago. Go figure.

Then came pregnancy, the dreaded time for woman’s hair (not only hair). Really wish I knew about essential oils back then. But I didn’t so I chopped my hair short, trying to ease the damage and hair loss. It was heart breaking.

Also, the shorter my hair goes, the curlier it goes. So with my long bob now, I am like a Bon Jovi double from the 80ties. I kid you not. If I want smooth texture, I have to blow dry or iron my hair. That causes more damage so I try to avoid it and rock my messy curls

I have learned one thing. Oil up! Yes, we have amazing oils that help us with anything and everything and hair is not an exception. In the Japanese Starter Kit, there is Lavender and Rosemary and I always recommend to add Cedarwood to the first order, so my new member can start making her hair treatments right away.

Why? Lavender, Rosemary and Cedarwood is my Holy Trinity for all things hair.

Lavender Essential oil can speed up hair growth.  Knowing that lavender oil has properties that can generate the growth of cells and reduce stress, researchers on one study found that this oil was able to generate faster hair growth. It also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, which can improve scalp health.

Rosemary essential oil helps to improve both hair thickness and hair growth. It has the ability to improve cellular generation.

Cedarwood essential oil is thought to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss by balancing the oil-producing glands in the scalp. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which can treat different conditions that may contribute to dandruff or hair loss. Included in a mixture with lavender and rosemary, cedarwood extract was also found to help to reduce hair loss in those with alopecia.

During summer, I like to add Peppermint and for my friends who just had baby, I include Clary Sage in this mix.

Here is my recipe for great and highly effective hair mask

Ingredients

10 drops of Lavender Essential oil

10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil

10 drops of Cedarwood

30 ml of Castor oil

60 ml of Hemp oil (can be Coconut oil too)

One 100 ml pump container

Method

First mix the essential oils in the container and let sit for few hours together, so the oils can synergy together. Then add Castor oil and hemp oil and swirl well, so it all mixes properly. Do not shake it, it would oxidize the oils and you don’t want that.

About 30 min before you will be washing your hair, spray the mixture on your roots and massage well into the scalp. The mixture is thick, thanks to the Castor oil, so be generous with it and spray it all over your head. Leave on for at least min. You can leave it on longer

Then wash it off with Shampoo as you’re used to. You can also use my Shampoo bar Recipe that is fantastic and has same essential oils to support beautiful hair.

What’s the best about this Hair treatment is that it contains zero toxic chemicals, just pure goodness. And if you need longer lashes, you can put some of this mixture into an empty mascara container and use it as you Eyelash Serum!

If you do not want a Mask, but a spray that you can use every day, make our Mermaid Hair Spray

How?

Mermaid Hair Spray

30 drops of Lavender

30 drops of Cedarwood

30 drops of Rosemary

1/4 of the container to be filled with Witch Hazel

Fill rest with distilled water

I use 200 ml Sprayer bottle

You can use this spray daily to boost your hair growth. It’s great. Switch is up by adding Peppermint, Clary Sage or Idaho Blue Spruce (or any of the woodsy pine tree oils)

If you know me, you know I only use Young Living Essential oils. Why? Because I simply believe our company is the best. As the only company, Young Living offers Seed to Seal Guarantee and I trust their oils 100% to be therapeutic and unadulterated

If you would like to learn more about oils, you can contact me through this Page and get free One on One Consultation.

If you already know that you want to get your oils, please click on this Link and register as a Wholesale member to secure your 24% discount. Choose the right Starter Kit that suits your need. If you are not sure, send me message or email bkoba78@gmail.com I’m here to help you in any way I can.

Shampoo Bars On My Mind

Shampoo Bars are super popular these days. Why? Mostly because if you use the bars, you avoid plastic bottles. Zero waste. Which is awesome and very necessary.

I’m not an expert in making soaps of any kind and wanted some easy recipe without using lye that will still be efficient. And as you know me, I wanted something that will not only do the job, but benefit my hair and scalp.

So I decided to use Melt&Pour Soap Base. It’s easy to use and quite inexpensive (the one I bought is 1850¥ for 1 kg and that makes a lots of soap bars). In addition to that, you need Cocoa Butter (optional), Castor oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil and Cedarwood Essential oil. There are some optional ingredients if you want some texture, like dried herbs, baking soda if you have oily hair, cocoa or ground coffee beans for brunettes, different clays for scalp health or salts. As I was making the soap for many friends, I only added Essential oils, because I didn’t want to limit anybody. But my next batch will have cocoa and baking soda in it as I love it for my hair. I also have some special Russian clay my friend gave me, so that might be cool to try. I’m so excited to try new types!

You can decide if you want regular soap bars or smaller shapes. I love the smaller ones, because they are super portable (you can take it with you for a weekend away, camping etc) but also don’t have to worry it will melt in your shower. But I also made cute 8 cm teddy bear bars for kids. My favorite mold is silicone mold for chocolate or ice cubes. Each mini bar then lasts for about 4 washes. Perfect.

The ingredients I used :

0.4 kg of Organic Pour&Melt Soap Base

2 tsp of Castor oil

1 tsp of Cocoa Butter

10 drops of each essential oil

Method:

Prepare your desired containers. Spray it with alcohol and wipe.

In a double boiler, melt the soap base, add the Mango butter and Castor oil and combine well. If you’re adding baking soda, cocoa or other ingredients, add it too and make sure it combines really well. Take it off the heat and mix in the Essential oils. Do not boil it with the oils in as the oils would loose it’s therapeutic value. And we definitely want that.

Once your oils are in, just simply pour in your containers and let cool and harden. I mostly leave it at least over night, to make sure they are solid. Then transfer into airtight glass container and keep in your bathroom or wherever you want.

When using these shampoo bars, make sure you get your hair really wet. Then hold in bar in your hand and rub it on your scalp and into your hair. That will release the soap and it will start foam a bit. If need be, you can spray some more water onto your hair to help the shampoo clean your hair. Massage your scalp well. Then wash off.

Now remember this is natural soap so it doesn’t foam like regular shampoo. Regular Shampoos, Body soaps, even toothpastes contain SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) that make your products to foam. However, it is quite harmful and toxic ingredient so I avoid it in my products. Hence less foam, more goodness. No harm to our system.

What are the reasons behind using Essential oils in your shampoo? Lavender, Rosemary and Cedarwood are my Holy Trinity when it comes to all things hair. These three oils help speed up hair growth, aid in healthy scalp and beautiful thick hair. These oils are very supportive when fighting hair loss so I include them in all my hair care. Sometimes I also like to add Clary Sage and then Peppermint in the summer for cooling, refreshing feeling.

If you know me, you know I only use Young Living Essential oils. Why? Because I simply believe our company is the best. As the only company, Young Living offers Seed to Seal Guarantee and I trust their oils 100% to be therapeutic and unadulterated

If you would like to learn more about oils, you can contact me through this Page and get free One on One Consultation.

If you already know that you want to get your oils, please click on this Link and register as a Wholesale member to secure your 24% discount. Choose the right Starter Kit that suits your need. If you are not sure, send me message or email bkoba78@gmail.com I’m here to help you in any way I can.

DIY Skincare

Why DIY?
One really SIMPLE way to have products in your home that are safe and free from harmful chemicals is to make them yourself! Making your own products and infusing them with Young Living’s pure essential oils is a COST-EFFECTIVE way to get premium products… BETTER products for a FRACTION of the cost!

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FACIAL CLEANSER
Regular cleaning is an important part of healthy, youthful skin; however, you can overdo it. Dermatologists agree that over-washing can lead to irritation and lack of moisture. If you have oily skin, you should wash your face in the morning and evening. If your skin is on the drier side, stick to once daily in the evening. Always wash your face after workouts to prevent breakouts.

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TIPS

1) Take your makeup off before you cleanse. Most cleansers won’t remove all of your makeup, so start with an oil-based makeup remover.

2) Avoid drastic temperature changes while cleansing. According to dermatologists, the whole “wash with HOT to open your pores and then finish with COLD to close your pores“ thing is a myth and it can actually cause irritation.

3) It is a good idea to cleanse your face in the shower. Mild steam can help soften hardened oil in pores.

4) Alternate your cleanser 3x a week with a gentle face scrub. Do more or less depending on how your skin feels. The Satin Mint Facial Scrub is A-MA-ZING for exfoliation.

Essential Oil Benefits

• Frankincense gives your skin a youthful appearance.

• Lavender is calming, soothing, and cleansing to the skin.

Facial Toner

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The biggest argument in favor of using a skin toner is that it restores your skin’s pH balance. Due to the alkalinity of soap, it causes your skin to be less acidic after cleansing. When the skin needs to work in overdrive to regain its more acidic natural pH level between five and six, it may overproduce oil. Using a toner can help return your skin to its proper pH level.

An alcohol-based toner strips the natural oils, so it is important to use a gentle alcohol-free toner. Make your own toner with a few easy-to-get, highly beneficial ingredients and essential oils that will transform this average toner into a premium product. Use your toner after cleansing and before moisturizing.

Vitamin E is both a nutrient and an antioxidant. Vitamin E oil prevents the formation of wrinkles by blocking free radical damage. It treats wrinkles by boosting collagen production, a connective tissue that keeps skin elastic and supports new skin cell growth and speeds up cell regeneration. If you are more prone to acne, use less or omit this from the recipe, as it is heavy on your skin.

Witch hazel is a plant native to North America and parts of Asia that has been used for centuries for its skin-soothing properties. Its powerful antioxidant and astringent benefits are known to help speed healing, prevent signs of aging, stop cellular damage that can lead to skin cancer, and eradicate bacteria that lives within the pores of the skin.

Essential Oil Benefits

• Frankincense gives your skin a youthful appearance.

• Tea Tree has been used for centuries by the aborigines to cleanse the skin. Note: this oil can be drying to the skin.

• Cypress supports healthy skin. *Use with caution during pregnancy.

• Geranium promotes healthy, clear, glowing skin.

Mud Mask

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The minerals in mud are highly effective for absorbing oil from deep within the pores as they dry, trapping the oil in the mud. Mud is often used to detoxify and tone the skin and as an anti-inflammatory agent for skin disorders.

Some other benefits of mud include: reducing signs of aging, improving circulation, shrinking large pores, rinsing away blackheads, and helping to clear acne. Please note that the mud will draw out moisture from your skin as it dries, so it is recommended that you follow up with a moisturizer. ART Light or Intensive Moisturizer are two great options from Young Living’s skin care line.

Essential Oil Benefits

• Spearmint moisturizes and refreshes the skin.

• Tea Tree has been used for centuries by the aborigines to cleanse the skin. Note: this oil can be drying to the skin.

• Lavender has a calm and soothing effect on your skin.

Eye Serum

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The goal of an eye serum is to firm your eyes, decrease wrinkles, and reduce bags and dark circles under your eyes. Everybody wants that!

Argan oil is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin and reduce the visibility of wrinkles. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is ideal to give skin a natural boost.

Almond oil is very popular in Southeast Asia and in the Mediterranean region where the almond tree was first domesticated. It has gained huge popularity in the beauty industry. It creates smooth skin and reduces dark circles under the eyes. According to an article released by “Natural Living Ideas,” some see reduced dark circles in as little as two weeks after applying under the eyes regularly.

Essential Oil Benefits

• Sacred Sandalwood is calming and soothing. It also provides a youthful appearance to your skin.

• Blue Tansy is a rare botanical in the chamomile family. It has become celebrated for its use in luxury skin care products. Contains skin-cleansing and moisturizing benefits.

• Geranium promotes healthy, clear, glowing skin.

• Frankincense is popular for its ability to maintain radiant skin and to smooth the look of healthy skin.

• Lemon contains antioxidants and is refreshing, cleansing, and beneficial to skin.

Not a member yet?

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When you become a member you will be able to purchase YL products at 24% off, join the optional Essential Rewards program, and have the chance to earn a thank you check for referring your friends to get their own starter kit!! PLUS you’ll be added to an amazing community of people who are willing and ready to help you along this journey!

You can order an Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit that comes with 12 of the most popular oils, a diffuser, plus samples of the Ningxia Red & Thieves Household Cleaner! OR grab the Thieves Line Starter Kit!

Pick out your Starter Kit … HERE!

⚠️Click “Become a Member” and make sure you Choose Wholesale Membership and that my number 3364058 is there as your Enroller and Sponsor.

If you are in Japan, please contact me to receive your own Gaiyoshomen Number. You can reach me by email bkoba78@gmail.com or call me 080-5909-2802

Sharing is Caring… and earning a paycheck too!

Everybody knows I love Young Living products and company. The people I have met during my 3 years with Young Living are amazing, loving and supportive. Also super motivated.

Behind the great smelling, healthy lifestyle is also a paycheck. And very nice one for that matter. How?

Sharing your oily love pays. You earn commission on every Premium Starter skit (approx 50$) plus 25% Fast Start Bonus the first three months of your downline, then continue earning 8,5 and 4% respectively. There is many more other bonuses involved, motivating you and your friends to share. You can literally start your own business with approx 167$!!!

Why is it so easy to share about Young Living?

Well, YL has 650 products to date, not only Essential oils, but Beauty and Personal Care Line, Pet Friendly Products, Seedlings – Baby Line loves by Mommas around the world, , Savvy Minerals make up line, that is promoted by many celebrities and make up artists, accessories, supplements, cleaning line, food and other products, making it easy to share among women and men around the world. Yes, around the world! Young Living is open in most countries and new markets are opening every year! So you are not limited to share among your family and neighbors, the world is your playground! Literally💜.

Do I need to keep stock at home?

Absolutely not. You don’t keep stock at home, you simply share what you use and love and people can easily create their own members account and order themselves. The products will be delivered straight to their home. Simple and easy. You connect people with our company and then get paid!

Do I have to order monthly?

No! You have obligation at all to make monthly orders. Naturally, if you join our monthly order system called Essential Rewards, you get rewarded with free gifts and points. But you keep your membership even if you do not want to order monthly and you can just order anytime you want. To keep your account active, you need to order 50 PV(about 50 $) a year.

However if you start sharing with your friends, to earn a paycheck, you need to place 50 PV order that month to be eligible for the Fast Start and Premium Starter Kit bonus. Since the bonus is 50$ and 50 PV order cost about 50$, sherif with just one person gets you your order free! Down the line, to receive more and more bonuses, the minimum requirement is 100 PV. By then you already have bunch of people in your downline and your order is easily paid for.

How do I learn how to share?

Don’t worry. We have all the materials to help you learn and share. I will personally send you scripts and links so you can literally just read that script or forward it to people who are interested. I will help you every step of the way, help you with classes, share all I know. And because it’s so easy, our members can do exactly the same. Remember, it’s not only whom you know, but whom your friends know!

Here you can see a chart of Young Living income per month

Yes, you see right. Per month! You can easily do this from the comfort of your home, from your couch, while your kids sleep. That’s exactly how I do it 90% of the time. I hold few classes a month, but that’s because I love it and I love connecting with people face to face.

How will I organize classes?

Once again, I will help you with easy instructions, scripts, visuals. Luckily, in this world it’s easy to connect with me over video chat and discuss what you need to know first. I also have an entire manual for you, that is easy to follow. You will be surprised. It’s a no brainer.

And if you do not want to hold classes, you don’t have to. You just share on Social media. I didn’t have any class for the first 6-8 months. I simply posted on my Facebook what I’m using and why and people started connecting and asking why and how can I get this! Yes, if you have amazing products, it’s super easy.

There are many perks of doing Young Living as a business besides a paycheck. Paid for retreats and trips around the world to celebrate you and your work is just one of them. I was blessed to be on one like that this February in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Trip for two paid by Young Living! I kid you not.

But it’s not just the paycheck and the great awards. It’s the meaningful work, knowing you’re helping others live healthier life and earn paycheck.

Because good leader doesn’t create followers, good leader creates more leaders!

So let me be your leader and let me help you to be a leader!

Get in touch with me Here so we can plan your steps or jump right in by ordering your Starter Kit through this Link

Just in time for Christmas

I’m Czech and we spend basically entire December baking Christmas cookies and chasing our family away from the boxes full of those cookies… then Christmas comes and we are chasing everybody with plates full of cookies, making them eat it😂😂😂. I know, crazy. But we love it.

One of my favorite cookies are Gingerbread cookies. My auntie is the best when it comes to those. Hers are delicious and also absolutely gorgeous because she sure knows how to decorate them I don’t decorate mine cause I am not that good. To be honest, mine look like a 3 year old got hold of the frosting. I kid you not. But they are delicious and people always ask for more and ask for recipe.

I have tweaked the recipe using my beloved Young Living Essential oils. No need storing the spices anymore. So simple. I use Thieves EO and Ginger EO from the Vitality line (it’s marked for internal use). These oils are absolutely fantastic for our bodies and they taste great too

So here is my Thieves Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

250 g of All Purpose Flour

125 g of brown sugar

65 g of honey

1 large egg or 2 small ones

1/2 teaspoon of baking Soda

4 drops of Thieves Vitality Essential Oil

2 drops of Ginger Vitality Essential oil

1 extra egg, whisked, for eggwash

Method

Mix everything together very well and let the dough rest for about 12 h ( can be in the fridge up to 1 week).

Dust your working space and roll it out, cut your shapes as desired. Preheat oven to about 250C and bake on high for about 5-6 min till brown. When you remove them from the oven, rub it with egg wash right away. It will get the cookies nice and glossy.

Sometimes I like to use this Easy Bake Cookie Cutting sheet. It cooks 24 cookies at once, so it’s super easy and efficient. You can find it on Amazon.

Do you want to know more about Thieves Vitality and Ginger Vitality?

Thieves Vitality combines Lemon, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Cinnamon Bark, and Rosemary essential oils and is fantastic to boost your family’s immunity and support whole body wellness. I love cooking with it or just put a drop into my coffee, into my hot wine, or make Thieves Honey Tea when we need little extra support.

Ginger Vitality essential oil food supplement is distilled from the root of the ginger plant and lends itself to a wide variety of applications. Used as both a flavouring in the kitchen and as a dietary supplement, Ginger+ is a distinct and versatile oil that’s great to keep on hand.

Add a drop to your tea for a nice, soothing hot drink. 

Dip a toothpick in Ginger+ and add it to your stir-fry for a zing of exotic flavour. 

Ginger+ makes a great dietary supplement! Add a drop to a vegetarian gel capsule to support normal digestion, natural defences, normal vascular health, proper functioning of the respiratory tract and assisting your muscle, bone and joint health. 

Add a spicy twist to a refreshing classic! Try adding a few drops of Ginger+ to a pitcher of homemade lemonade. 

Mix a few drops of Ginger+ with your marinades and salad dressings to add a warm, spicy note. 

Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of carrier oil. Put in a capsule and take up to 3 times daily.

If you would like to know more about Young Living Essential oils, please send me a Message. If you’re already sure you want to get your oils, please join Young Living through this Link and choose the Starter Kit of your preference. And don’t forget, I always want to hear from you!

Oh Skin So Smooth

We all know that amazing feeling after Spa treatment when your skin feels and smells so good, you just want to keep sniffing your own arms😂😂😂

I love to replicate that feeling as much as possible so I create my own skin products from the finest ingredients. Only the best, right? Body Butter is one of my specialities. I have been hunting for the perfect texture for a while now. And I finally achieved it. That merengue like texture that stays soft even when it gets colder. So what did I use?

The ingredients are simple but bare in mind my recipe makes about ten 200 ml jars of Body Butter so if you’re making just for yourself, you have to do the math. But why not give Oily gifts to your loved ones instead of buying things from stores?

Smooth Skin Body Butter

500 g of Pure Shea Butter

250 g of Organic Coconut Oil

200 ml of Pure Jojoba Oil

30 drops of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

30 drops of Young Living Elemi Essential Oil

In a double boiler, first melt the Shea Butter as that takes the longest. Once almost melted, add the Coconut oil. When completely melted, take off the double boiler and add the Jojoba Oil. Mix well together so the ingredients combine

Let it harden. This was a challenge this time around because even though it’s November, the day was very warm and my mixture was not getting hard enough even hours after. I had to remove few things from my fridge and put the bowl there.

Once your mixture hardens, start whipping, using a mixer. I love my Kitchen Aid, because it does the job perfectly and I don’t have to hold it.

Getting the right stiffness of the mixture before you start whipping is crucial. If you let it harden too much, it won’t be smooth enough. Trust me, I’ve made that mistake once or twice.

At this point, add your essential oils. This time I chose Lavender and Elemi. At the end of this post I will explain why I chose these two oils.

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After you added the essential oils, keep whipping for about 3-4 min. Scrape the sides of the bowl and whip some more. You want thick, smooth texture. Transfer in sterilized jars and close the lids.

So why did I use Lavender and Elemi Essential oils?

I love Lavender for my skin. It is very calming and has amazing scent. Not only that, it has proven antimicrobial properties, meaning it helps to prevent bacteria and fungi to grow. So when applied on skin, it helps with itchiness and may prevent infections. It is also used as a home remedy for burns and skin inflammation. I use Lavender after sun exposure because it helps my skin to recover. And I always have it handy when I’m ironing😜. Lavender helps with many different skin issues and is baby friendly, so you can use it for whole family.

Elemi is another very calming, beautifully smelling oil. It has great healing properties. When diffused, it helps relieve stress and anxiety. Using Elemi helps boost immunity system and supports respiratory health. For skin, it has calming and healing effects and acts as a tonic for our body.

So combination of these two essential oils in this Butter butter makes a beautiful, calming mixture.

Naturally, I only use and recommend Young Living Essential oils. I made a blog post about it so you can read it or send me a message and I’ll explain the Why’s

If you would like to start with Young Living, you can create your own Wholesale account Here. Your own account will give you immediate access to over 650 amazing products. To start, choose Starter Kit of your choice. I recommend the Premium Starter Kit with Diffuser and 11 amazing oils, some other samples and accessories.

If you would like to discuss your options, send me a Message. I’ll be happy to answer all you questions.

For The Love Of Salads

I love food, there is no doubt about it. I often wake up with something particular on my mind and I rush to the kitchen to make it.

That day I woke up wanting salad. But not just any salad. I knew I wanted cauliflower in it for the crunchiness and coriander avocado combo for the flavor. Hmmmm, what dressing? My eyes fell on some grapefruits and I knew what I’m gonna make!

So I grabbed all the ingredients (half an iceberg lettuce, cucumber, mixed salad leaves, coriander, avocado, few tomatoes and 1/4 cauliflower and just chopped it all

Putting everything in a bowl and setting aside, I got on making the dressing

In a separate bowl I mashed together slice of red and white grapefruit and few cubes of pineapple with spoon of olive oil.

I mashed it really well to get as much juice out of it as possible, then added 1 drop of Young Living Black Pepper Essential oil and 2 drops of Young Living Lime Essential Oil.

I love adding Essential oils to my food. They taste great and give my food extra layer of flavors. I could have used Grapefruit Essential oil instead of the fruit but I wanted the juice as well, not just the flavor, so this time I opted using the fruit. Also, I bought precut fruit bowl and I wanted to use it up.

Adding Essential Oils to food has many benefits, it has amazing flavor but also benefits our digestion. I love the flavor of Black Pepper Essential oil. It’s my go to for most of my dressings.

After mixing it really well together, I added some salt and poured it over the salad, tossing all together.

And then I just sat in my garden and enjoyed the beautiful weather and delicious salad. Oh yum!

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Cooking with Oils, Quick and Easy

Sharing my Oily Love makes me happy. It’s one of those things that come naturally to me I think. Well, talking about food and making food… go figure

Today, I held a class for my Tokyo friends. It is fun opportunity to catch up with my oily sisters, talk about life, love, food and oils. Naturally. Since the cooking is also about oils. Why to cook with oils and how, to be precise.

So why we should use Essential oils and not the conventional herbs and spices? For one, the oils do not get bad. When you buy a package of spices, once you open it, air gets to it, they start loosing flavor. In Japan’s humidity, it tends to get moldy. But not only that. By drying up the herb, it looses 95% of its therapeutic value. And that is what bothers me. For me, food is not just a way to stuff our tummy full, food is a way of life, medicine and comfort. So I want my food to be delicious, healthy and health beneficial.

This is where my Young Living Essential Oils come in. And I am stating very clearly, I only use Young Living Essential oils. No other company in the world gives you the guarantee that their oils are pure, therapeutic and organic. Only Young Living has the Seed to Seal Guarantee and that is something you HAVE to require from your oils. Because if you do not know where your oils are coming from, how can you use them in your food? You should not.

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Using Essential oils in your food has many many benefits. Essential oils, if stored properly, do not have shelf life, they do not get bad. So you do not run out of spices (unless you have not finished your bottle of course). Little goes a long way, so each bottle can help you prepare many, many dishes. And their most important benefit is their therapeutic power. They aid digestion, help to keep your gut healthy and running, preserve your food and much much more. They taste great and give my food a boost of flavor.

Today I prepared 3 coursed Lunch Meal consisting of Goulash Soup, Honey Mustard Salmon or Chicken over vegetable salad and Fruit Sorbet. In all our dishes we used Essential oils.

We started off with a shot of NingXia Red to boost our energy. NingXia Red is fantastic source of antioxidants and really boosts immunity. On a rainy day like today NingXia comes really handy for extra energy too. Then we went on preparing the Sorbet.

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Fruit Sorbet (4 servings)

What you need

400 g of frozen fruits (can be fresh fruits too) we used mango, blueberries, mixed berries, banana and watermelon

2 tbsp of honey

2 tbsp of almond milk (you can use full cream or coconut milk instead or just water)

4 drops of each Citrus Fresh EO and Jade Lemon EO

 

Blend together, pour into container and freeze.

Here is where I always point out that for adults fun parties you can substitute the milk with tequilla or white rum to create frozen cocktails. They are so good! In that case, add some ice when blending it. Tastes divine. Serve with some Mint Leaves.

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Once the sorbet was in the freezer, we moved on to marinate our protein. We had it chicken to salmon half and half ratio.

Marinade (4 servings)

2 tbsp of olive oils

2 tbsp of honey

2 tbsp of wholegrain mustard

2 tbsp of yellow mustard

1 tbsp of spicy mustard like dijon or japanese karashi

salt

1 garlic, minced

2 drops of Orange, Lemon and Black Pepper EO

Salmon Fillets or Chicken Breast

 

First mix all the ingredience except the garlic and the protein. Keep half of the mixture for Salad Vinaigrette. Add garlic to the remaining mixture and coat your protein in it. Cover with foil and let marinate.

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Now we moved on to prepare our Goulash Soup. This soup recipe is a combination of my tradition Czech Goulash Soup, Time management and Essential oils. Why I say that is that usually the soup is made from beef chunks, but for my cooking classes I use the minced meat version. It does not take long and it is very delicious too. Another reason why I prefer to make it from minced meat is  that my son prefers it that way. It is easier for him to eat.

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Goulash Soup

1  onion

1 tbsp of sweet paprika

1-2 cloves of garlic

2 potatoes

1 carrot

1 tbs of flour

350 g of minced meat (best if mix of pork and beef)

Salt

Vegetable oil of choice

1.5 l of water or stock

Stock cubes optional

Marjoram, Black Pepper and Oregano EO

 

Sweat the onion with little bit of oil, add garlic, paprika and fry for a minute. Cut your potatoes into small cubes and slice the carrot. Add minced meat to the pot until it browns a bit, add little flour and mix it well. Then add your vegetables and pour water over it. If using stock cubes, add some. Use salt to taste and let it simmer for about 30 min. Check if all your vegetables are soft.

(If you want to do vegetarian version, replace your meat with mushrooms such as Oyster mushrooms and add those once your potatoes and carrots are soft and just boil for extra 5 min)

Mix your EO with little bit of water in a sprayer bottle and spray your bowl of soup with it. Why? You do not want to cook your essential oil. The heat destroys the therapeutic properties. Take your soup off the heat and serve before you spray your oil mixture on it. DSC_0116

Now that the soup was ready, we prepared Mixed Salad from variety of greens, some yellow bell peppers and tomatoes and made the Honey Mustard NingXia Vinaigrette. We took the remaining Honey Mustard mixture we had and added a shot of NingXia and 2 more drops of Jade Lemon EO and 1 drop of Black Pepper EO. Mixed it well, then sprinkled over the salad.

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In a pan, we grilled our protein and placed it over the salad. Served together with the soup and the sorbet. It was delicious, filling and healthy.

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Cooking with Essential oils is fun. Dont be afraid and try it yourself!

 

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Does Beer Belong To Our Beauty Routine?

In my country, Czech republic, Beer is part of our life. We produce the best beer in the world and we love it. We are number 1 in beer consumption per capita. It is cheaper to buy beer in a restaurant then buy soft drink! Yes! It’s just the way it is. Czech people love their beer and are not afraid to use it. For everything and anything.

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My mom has few amazing recipes for beer marinated meat dishes, I marinate ribs in beer before BBQ. It’s delicious and juicy. Manufaktura, Czech cosmetic company, has entire line of beer cosmetics that is based on Czech beer tradition and they are popular around the world. First notes of using beer in cosmetics in Czech dates to 10th century! You can also find Beer Spa in many cities in Czech republic. Yumm

 

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Beer is a unique source of vitamin B, minerals and polyphenols. It helps to regenerate skin and to protect it from outside damage.  When it comes to hair, it helps hair to de-tangle after washing, gives it extra shine and protects and regenerates the hair. Basically in Czech, Beer is an answer to everything.

Thanks to my Czech friends, I was offered the opportunity to share my love for healthy beauty routine on Japanese Tv Channel 1, Asa Ichi. They wanted to show how you can use beer, besides just he obvious, drinking it. The show was fun and interesting, they cooked Beer Rice, Beer Pancakes and Doughnuts, used beer for cleaning the house and also showed beer bath and my own beer hair care. They came to our house for a fun shoot.

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First of all I did simple Hair Beer Rinse. It is very traditional hair routine in Czech. Our grandmas did not buy expensive hair products yet had beautiful and strong hair. After washing your hair, simply rinse your hair with aprox 500 ml of beer and massage it into your scalp. Let it work for about 5 min then rinse with cold water and dry. Your hair will be smooth, shiny and the color brighter. If you do this regularly, your hair will grow stronger and if you have dry scalp, it will help with it too.

The next thing I showed them was Hair Spray for volume. This one I make in small quantity, so I can use it up in 2-3 uses. Approx 100 ml of beer, 3 drops of Lavender, Rosemary and Cedarwood Essential oils, Mix together and spray on your wet hair. Blow Dry and style as usual. Your hair will hold in place, no need to buy hair spray from the store, which is full of chemicals! Beer and Essential oils together will keep your hair in place, while giving it nutrients and vitamins it needs. Lavender, Rosemary and Cedarwood are my favorite oils when it comes to hair and I use them all the time. They help to regenerate hair to grow faster, stronger and shinier. My hair is so strong now that I use my oils regularly! What I like best about this spray is that I do not need to use store bought spray that has way too many chemicals in it, yet it does the job just as well and also makes my hair healthier. And my hair smells amazing! It is pure pleasure to use this spray. After using the spray put the remaining liquid in the fridge. Honestly best to make just small quantity. Also note I only use Young Living Essential Oils because they are the only company that offers Seed to Seal Guarantee and I know my oils are the best quality. That for me is super important. If you already go the extra step to use natural product, make sure your oil is also 100% therapeutic grade and has not been tinted. You can read on my article to learn more about Why Young Living

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There is much more uses for Beer when it comes to Healthy Hair. Need a Hair Mask for Damaged Hair? Whisk 1 egg and 30 ml of Beer, 3 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil and 3 drops of Clary Sage and put on washed hair. Massage into your scalp and let is work its magic for about 15 minutes, covered with foil and warm towel. Then wash off. You will love your hair.

 

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You can watch the video HERE  Please note it is a recording from my phone so the quality is not that good. But I hope you enjoy it none the less.


 

 

 

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All About Valor

VALOR

For me, Valor is Go Get it Oil. It’s a self esteem in a bottle. You can do it kind of push. It helps children when they feel vulnerable. And it smells amazing.

There’s a reason Valor® is so popular. Its aroma is like no other: refreshing yet comforting, grounding yet inspiring, sweet yet spicy. And, of course, people love its vivid blue color! Check out this infographic to learn more about why Valor is one of our most beloved blends.

Valor® essential oil blend is one of our most popular products and was a favourite of our Founder D. Gary Young. A truly unique blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Camphor Wood, Geranium, and Frankincense, Valor has a woodsy, grounding aroma that is great for massages and other topical and aromatic uses. Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to refocus at the end of a challenging day.

Use Valor’s invigorating aroma in the morning for an uplifting and empowering scent to approach the day. Its vivacious scent is a favourite companion to an intrepid spirit.

Features a spicy, sweet, positive aroma that inspires confidence and courage. Helps freshen the air when diffused and improves the appearance of skin when applied topically. Creates a grounded environment for yoga and meditation. Enhances massage for a rejuvenating experience.

Features & Benefits

Features a spicy, sweet, positive aroma that inspires confidence and courage

Helps freshen the air when diffused and improves the appearance of skin when applied topically

Creates a grounded environment for yoga and meditation

Enhances massage for a rejuvenating experience

Aromatic Profile

Woodsy, floral, well-rounded aroma

Ingredients

Caprylic/capric triglyceride

Picea mariana* (Black spruce) leaf oil

Cinnamomum camphora* (Camphor) wood oil

Tanacetum annuum* (Blue tansy) flower oil

Boswellia carterii* (Frankincense) oil

Pelargonium graveolens* (Geranium) flower oil

* 100% pure essential oil

Suggested Uses

APPLICATIONS

Combine Valor with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex to unwind before bed with a grounding neck or back massage.

Refresh throughout the day by directly inhaling Valor or massaging it onto your neck, chest, or hands and wrists.

Wear Valor as a bold, inspiring cologne, or use it as a top note for personalized scents.

Add it to Young Living’s Bath & Shower Gel Base or to a hot bath to invigorate your bath and shower routine.

WHERE TO DIFFUSE

Make your bedroom headquarters for motivating self-talk, boosted by this woodsy and earthy scent.

Uplift your living spaces with the warm complexities of this fragrance.

Tackle work’s biggest tasks supported by this empowering aroma.

Prepare for life’s adventures—anywhere they may take you—by infusing your space with this bold blend.

Sink into an at-home spa experience by surrounding yourself with the comforting scents of Blue Tansy, Frankincense, and Black Spruce during a DIY facial or pedicure.

Keep the comfort of home with you on the road by using a personal diffuser to infuse this calming aroma into hotel rooms, airports, and other stuffy travel spots.

EXPERIENCE

Use Valor’s invigorating aroma in the morning for an uplifting and empowering scent to approach the day. Its vivacious scent is a favorite companion to an intrepid spirit.

LABEL DIRECTIONS

Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution is not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.

Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.

PRODUCT BACKGROUND

Valor is one of the original blends formulated by D. Gary Young and is a long-standing member favorite. Each essential oil in the blend was carefully selected for its unique aromatic and topical benefits: Frankincense for its uplifting, earthy aroma and skin-smoothing properties; Black Spruce for its grounded, woodsy fragrance; Blue Tansy for its inspiring aromatic profile; Geranium for its sweet, floral fragrance; and Camphor Wood for its skin-benefiting properties and strong, herbaceous scent. This powerful, synergistic blend with a transformative aroma has contributed to its strong legacy as a key part of Young Living’s proprietary Raindrop Technique®.

Health Benefits Of Valor Essential Oil

1. Provides Courage

Well, it is only fair to begin this list by mentioning what this essential oil is used the most for.

Valor essential oil boosts your courage, thus improving your self-esteem and confidence. Dab some Valor essential oil on your wrists for a boost in your confidence levels

2. When you have Stiff Neck

Valor essential oil has amazing healing properties. I’m sure most of you suffer from stiff necks, courtesy the long hours spent in front of your laptop/desktop. Rubbing a few drops of valor essential oil on your neck will help ease the stiffness within no time

3. Amazing Aftershave/Perfume

It might be an expensive option, but this essential oil can even work as a soothing alternative to your regular aftershave/perfume as it smells divine and carries healing properties

Just mix 10 drops of valor and 15 drops of eucalyptus essential oils in 2 oz. of coconut oil, and your wonderful perfume-cum-aftershave is ready!

4. Your big help to Ease Anxiety

Feeling all nervous and under confident?

Valor essential oil helps lower your anxiety levels. It is an effective stress buster and acts as a vapor rub. Use valor essential oil on your neck, chest, and feet to ease anxiety and eliminate stress. It also cures bouts of depression.

5. Helps to Improve Spinal Alignment

The primary use of valor essential oil is to improve your spinal balance. Rub a few drops of the oil on your soles and along the spinal column. Chiropractors use this oil when they make adjustments to your spine and posture. It is one of the oils used in The Raindrop Technique.

6. Relaxes Leg Muscles

If you suffer from cramps or tense muscles, valor essential oil is perfect for you. Apply a few drops of the oil to the affected area to ease muscle tension This oil is amazing for athletes and gymnasts.

7. Eases Jaw Pain

You may not know this, but valor essential oil is a good cure for children who suffer from jaw pain owing to its mild, yet effective nature.

Rubbing a few drops of valor essential oil on the jaw will help you soothe jaw pain for at least a couple of hours.

8. When you need help to Alleviate Joint Pain

Just like many other essential oils on the block, valor essential oil is frequently used to alleviate joint pain and arthritic pain associated with rheumatism. All you need to do is to mix a few drops of valor with carrier oils and apply to the joints. Doing this twice a day will definitely relieve joint pain within a few weeks.

9. Helps to Relieve Back Pain

Due to our sedentary lifestyles and long work hours, we are quite prone to back and spinal pain. These can be relieved quickly via the topical application of valor essential oil.

Apply a few drops of the oil to your soles and the base of the spine to relieve back pain. You need to do this twice a day until your pain vanishes.

10. Valor Essential Oil for Snoring

Valor essential oil is also a good remedy for snoring. If you apply some amount of the oil to your big toe right before you go to bed, you can get relief from snoring.

11. Gives A Mood Boost

If you are feeling low or having a bad day, just sprinkle a few drops of valor essential oil on your wrist and inhale it. You will feel better in some time

12. Balances Your Spirit

Rubbing a few drops of this oil on your soles and then on the spinal column balances your spirit and energies. Wow!

13. Is An Amazing Workout Support

Massaging your feet with a little valor essential oil can actually enhance your workout performance. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your bottle of miracle today!

14. Provides A Good Night’s Sleep

Well, the method might seem quite out of the box, but rubbing your big toe with this oil just before you go to bed results in better sleep and cures insomnia as well. Try it out today!

15. Helps to Boost Memory

This might be a bit surprising, but valor essential oil is simply the best if you are a victim of Behavior issues and need a memory boost

You can use young living valor oil in a variety of ways for achieving this – diffusion, application, or simply scattering over the pillow.

16. Good For Babies

There are only a few essential oils that can be deemed fit for infants and babies, and one such oil is valor essential oil.

Whether your baby is cranky and distressed, or you are having a hard time putting him to sleep, just use this oil and let it work its magic. As explained above, valor will also improve your child’s memory and grasping power.

17. Helps to Treat Burns

Valor essential oil is an excellent first aid for burns due to its calming and soothing nature. Rub a few drops of the oil on the burnt area for quick relief.

18. Improves blood circulation

This oil is quite beneficial in helping relieve even the worst of headaches in no time. Simply massage your forehead gently with this amazing essential oil without diluting it

As you might know, I am Young Living Distributor and Healthy Lifestyle Educator. I am available for One on One consultations in person or over the phone, as well as group classes. Please get in touch with me Here so we can discuss your needs.

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I’m always here for you and happy to help

All About Peppermint

ALL ABOUT PEPPERMINT

Peppermint essential oil provides a familiar, recognizable scent, but Peppermint is so much more than just a nostalgic, fresh aroma. This oil can be diffused to create a stimulating, focused atmosphere for daily tasks. You can also apply it topically to create a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, which can be very soothing after hard physical activity. We recommend using Peppermint essential oil aromatically or topically anytime you want to add a pleasant variety to your routine!

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Cools fatigued muscles after physical activity

Produces a focused environment when diffused

Provides a refreshing experience when mixed with your favorite shampoo or when applied to skin after a warm day in the sun

Creates an invigorating and refreshing experience when inhaled

AROMATIC PROFILE

From the bottle: Refreshing, cool, minty, herbal aroma.

KEY CONSTITUENTS

Menthol

Menthone

Menthofuran

1.8-Cineole (Eucalyptol)

Isomenthone

Neomenthol

Menthyl acetate

APPLICATIONS

Diffuse Peppermint while working or around kids while doing their homework for an environment that is focused and energized.

Add Peppermint to hot bathwater and enjoy the revitalizing scent and soothing aromatic steam.

Inhale or apply it to your chest before and during a tough workout for a stimulating scent.

Apply it topically to fatigued areas following physical activity for a cooling sensation.

WHERE TO DIFFUSE

Put focus first in study areas with this crisp, cool aroma.

Wake up shared family spaces first thing in the morning by infusing them with this icy scent.

Refresh your cooldown space after a vigorous workout with its chilling fragrance.

EXPERIENCE

Peppermint essential oil has an invigorating aroma that can help create a focused environment when diffused and can create a cooling sensation when applied topically, especially after physical activity.

DIRECTIONS

Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex or olive oil. Test on a small area of skin on the underside of your arm and apply to desired area as needed.

Aromatic: Diffuse up to 10 minutes 3 times daily.

DIFFUSER BLENDS

Candy Cane

4 drops Stress Away™

3 drops Christmas Spirit™

3 drops Peppermint

3 P.M. Pick-Me-Up

4 drops Peppermint

6 drops Orange

PRODUCT BACKGROUND

Peppermint is originally from Europe, but 75 percent of the world’s supply is now grown in the United States. To produce one of Young Living’s most popular oils, we look to several farms, including the Young Living Lavender Farm and Distillery in Mona, Utah.

One 15 ml bottle of Peppermint essential oil is created by steam distilling 1 pound of the leaves and flowering tops of the peppermint plant. Peppermint is a key ingredient in PanAway®, Cool Azul® Pain Relief Cream, and Deep Relief™ Roll-On.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Mentha piperita

BOTANICAL FAMILY: Lamiaceae

REGIONS FOUND: North America, Mediterranean area, Great Britain

PLANT PART USED: Leaves and stems

EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled

YL REGION: The majority of Young Living Peppermint essential oil comes from the U.S.

Peppermint essential oil joined the Young Living family in 1994.

What is Peppermint oil used for?

According to National Center for Complimentary and integrated Health, peppermint is used as a dietary supplement for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), other digestive problems, the common cold, headaches, and other conditions. Peppermint oil is also used topically (applied to the skin) for headache, muscle aches, itching, and other problems.

Peppermint oil has been studied most extensively for IBS. Results from several studies indicate that peppermint oil in enteric-coated capsules may improve IBS symptoms.

A few studies have indicated that peppermint oil, in combination with caraway oil, may help relieve indigestion, but this evidence is preliminary and the product that was tested is not available in the United States.

Peppermint oil has been used topically for tension headaches and a limited amount of evidence suggests that it might be helpful for this purpose.

There’s not enough evidence to allow any conclusions to be reached about whether peppermint oil is helpful for nausea, the common cold, or other conditions.

Mint has been used for health purposes for several thousand years. It is mentioned in records from ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. However, peppermint was not recognized as a distinct kind of mint until the 1700s.

20 fresh uses for Peppermint

1. Chill out after a long day. Dilute 1 drop of Peppermint with 4 drops of V-6™ or another carrier oil; then rub on the temples, forehead, and back of the neck. Be careful to avoid your eyes! You’ll feel a soothing, cooling sensation, courtesy of the constituents menthol and menthyl acetate.

YL tip: Can you put Peppermint oil directly on the skin?

Peppermint is a “hot” oil, which means it creates a warming sensation on the skin when it’s applied undiluted. We recommend starting out using Peppermint diluted 1:4 with a carrier oil. If you want to use it undiluted, do a patch test of 1 drop to see how it feels on your skin. If you experience a reaction to the oil, dilute the oil with a 1:4 ratio of carrier oil and try another patch test.

2. Soothe sun-kissed skin. Cool skin after a day in the sun by adding a few drops each of Peppermint and Lavender to aloe vera gel.

3. Freshen carpets. Make a carpet powder with 1 cup of baking soda and 20-30 drops of essential oil. We love the purifying scent of Kunzea with Peppermint’s bright aroma.

4. Add Cool Azul™ to your cool-down. Peppermint is a main ingredient in the Cool Azul line of products! Massage tired muscles with Cool Azul Sports Gel after a tough workout.

5. Find your focus. Fill your office or study space with energizing aromas by diffusing this blend when it’s time to buckle down on a project.

6. Refresh while you rehydrate. Add a few drops of Peppermint Vitality™ to your water bottle for an extra refreshing zing. We recommend 1-2 drops for every 16 ounces of water.

YL tip: Can you drink Peppermint oil in your water?

Peppermint Vitality™ is labeled for internal use, so it is a great addition to your daily water intake.

7. Sweeten your breath. Put a drop of Peppermint Vitality™ on your tongue to freshen your breath and get rid of any trace of those garlic-flavored kale chips you ate with lunch!

8. Find balance. Diffuse this grounding blend whenever your mind needs clarity, such as during moments of spiritual study or meditation.

9. Stimulate your scalp. Add 3 drops of Peppermint to your shampoo in the morning and massage into your scalp for 2 minutes for a brisk way to start the day.

10. Remix your favorite recipes. Use Peppermint Vitality™to add a refreshing twist to a pitcher of lemonade.

YL tip: Check out our recipe ideas for more ways to use this fresh-tasting oil!

11. Soak in the sweet aroma. Add 5 drops of Peppermint directly to bathwater and enjoy an invigorating soak.

12. Support digestion. Add a drop or two of Peppermint Vitality™ to a mug of hot tea to help with gastrointestinal discomfort. Peppermint Vitality can support normal digestion and reduce feelings of discomfort after large meals.*

13. Take it on the go. Pack Deep Relief™ Roll-On in your purse for some simple self-care on the go. Our pal Peppermint is the main ingredient and contributes to the cooling sensation!

14. Create a cooling chest rub. Mix a drop of Peppermint with a small amount of V-6 and rub it onto your chest for a cooling sensation and fresh fragrance.

15. Cool off on a hot day. When the temperature’s climbing and you feel like melted ice cream on a hot sidewalk, add two drops of Peppermint to a cold, damp washcloth. It’s perfect for the back of your neck, your forehead, or your chest.

16. Refresh musty rooms. Invite a fresh aroma into your home with a breezy diffuser blend.

17. Turn sweets into something special. Infuse your baked goods with drop of Peppermint Vitality™!

18. Freshen funky workout gear. Smelly gym bag or stinky shoes? Mix 2 ounces of water and 6 drops of Peppermint in a spray bottle to freshen it up! Add Purification® or Lemon for an extra boost of freshness.

19. Shake up your morning shower. Put 2 drops of Peppermint and 2 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata on a washcloth and put it on the shower floor just out of the direct stream of water. The steam will surround you with an invigorating aroma!

20. Breathe in the aroma straight from the bottle. Whatever less-than-amazing smells you’re faced with, just open your trusty bottle of Peppermint and take a deep breath. The chilly aroma will chase away almost any unpleasant scent.

My Oily Anniversary

My social media reminded me October is my oily anniversary, so I want to recap how I started, why and what these past 4 years gave me.

2015, my son was in kindergarten, the last year and I was just bracing myself for Fall/Winter season. This is always the most dreadful time for all parents. The sniffles, constantly running nose, cough and flu. Even if your kid is healthy, he is bound to catch something from other kids in his class. The previous two years in kindy he had it all and I was looking for advice and possible solutions

My friend just started with Young Living and when she heard me complaining, she recommended Thieves Blend to help. She is somebody I really trust so I gave it a try and signed up with Young Living. At the time, the Premium Starter Kit in Japan was different and didn’t have the oils I wanted so I opted for Basic Starter Kit and oils of my choice. When the package arrived, I immediately opened Lavender and sniffed it…. it was love at first sight. I put the roller fitment on the bottle and carried the bottle on me 24/7. It’s helped me relax, feel better, it helped me ease tension and I just loved it. I wanted to bath in it. It was like magic. That little purple bottle changed my life.

I also started to use Thieves Blend on my son daily to help boost his immunity. I made a roller and used it on the soles of his feet and along his spine in the evening. He loved this little TLC ritual we created and I was happy for the benefits. That last year of kindy, David didn’t miss a day, stayed healthy and strong.

Little by little, I started to learn more about the benefits of those little bottles and got more and more intrigued. I used it on my husband before bedtime and also during massage, to help him relax. He still thought I was bit crazy but enjoyed the massages nonetheless.

And soon, without even realizing how, my friends started to ask me about the oils and soon I had few members under and my monthly orders were basically covered. Wow, how did that happen? I was just sharing my oily love! Being rewarded for doing something I really enjoyed was really amazing. The fact I helped my friends in the process was like a cherry on a cake. I wanted to know more, do more.

I started to study about Aromatherapy and Naturopathy, as I wanted to be able to understand about the oils and our bodies. And I started to hold classes and teach others how they can use these little bottles of magic for their own benefits. And now I have beautiful group of friends, our own Oily Tribe, that supports me, helps me and stands by me. It’s very special bond indeed.

Young Living changed my life. It made me more aware of what I use on my body and for my family. I understand more how to use the gifts of nature instead of reaching for store bought products, that are loaded with toxic ingredients. I have not been in drugstore to buy cosmetics for years. I make it myself. I ditched and switched toxic products from our entire home little by little and now I have the best, yet natural products only.

Our family the stronger and healthier, we truly enjoy the benefits of natural products. And omg they smell great! I always get complimented for the beautiful smell.

So I want to give back this month, to everybody who will sign up through my link and orders either the Premium Starter Kit or other Starter kita with min of 100 PV order, I will be giving out beautiful oily gifts. I have a basket full of goodies ready for new members.

This give away also applies to anybody who reactivates their account or signs up for Essential Rewards order with 100 PV min order.

To sign up for your wholesale membership, follow this Link and choose your starter kit and the products you love. Make sure you send me a message so I can send you your oily gifts!