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!

Household Wipes Made Easy

We all need to have good wipes on hand but majority of what’s sold in the stores is full of bleach and that’s just not good. Bleach is something I do not want around my house. I don’t want to use it to clean my kitchen counters. My food is on it, food goes in my body My body is my temple.

So I decided it’s time to make my own wipes. Scrolling down this page you will find my Youtube Video how I made it.

Naturally, I was looking for recycled paper and I just couldn’t find kitchen paper towels that were the right size and from recycled paper. But those who look hard enough…

I found nice paper towels in Daiso for 108¥! I bought plastic container that will fit those towels as well and rushed home so I can make my own wipes. I was really curious how this is gonna turn out.

For the pack of towels I used 2 cap fills of Thieves Cleaner to make sure even the toughest food stains will go away quickly and easily. Then I added 1/3 cup of White Vinegar and filled up with water to make total of 2 cups. I poured the mixture over the towels and let soak up.

It works wonders and it’s also very economical! If I’m not counting the container, which I’ll be using over and over, it comes to about 170¥ (1.6$) per pack of wipes that contain no harmful toxins and smell great!

Young Living’s Thieves Household Cleaner is absolutely amazing. Why?

Formulated with the power of Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend, Thieves Household Cleaner is a concentrated, versatile solution that gives you a deep clean when scrubbing, degreasing, spot cleaning, dusting, and more—all without harsh chemicals. With its spicy-sweet aroma and plant-based formula, it’s great to use around everyone in your family, including pets.

SOLUTION DILUTION RATIOS

Most cleaning applications: 30 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner

Heavy degreasing: 15 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner

Light degreasing: 50 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner

Glass: 50 or 100 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner

Watch my YouTube Video about the whole process and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.

As you 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, 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

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.

Eye on Supplements – Agilease

I first heard about Agilease when I was looking for good supplements for my husband. He exercises often and also walks up and down the stairs over and over at work. His joints were starting to hurt and we felt he needs a little extra help

Why should we take Agilease?

Bones are connected by joints, which allow us to move with ease. Joint damage can cause pain preventing you from doing the things you once loved. Many conditions lead to joint pain from aging to an untreated sports injury. A quality joint product may help repair existing tissue damage and also promote stronger joints, less susceptible to future degeneration.

Agilease is a dietary joint supplement that is made using natural ingredients with the aim of reducing joint discomfort. The product is based on some well researched joint care ingredients combined with essential oils and packed in capsules. Speaking of capsules, the product is sold in a sixty capsule bottle that could last you up to a month.

AgilEase supports the body’s natural response to inflammation. Inflammation is regarded as the number one cause of joint degradation and this is the reason this product makes it its top priority. 

AgilEase is a product that combined the powerful anti-inflammation and anti-oxidation properties of essential oil with the regeneration and joint repair function of some common herbs.

Features & Benefits

  • Supports and protects joint and cartilage health*
  • Beneficial for athletes and active individuals of all ages who want to support and protect their joints and cartilage*
  • Perfect companion to an active lifestyle, promoting healthy joint function and supporting cartilage health*
  • Supports the body’s response to acute inflammation in healthy individuals*
  • Helps support healthy joint flexibility and mobility*
  • Formulated with ingredients and essential oils for healthy joint support*
  • Helps ease acute joint discomfort to improve quality of life*

This product is designed for:

  • Aging people who are looking to some help with optimally working joints.
  • People who are recovering from arthritis 
  • People who are looking forward to healthy joints and muscles.
  • Physically active people, athletes

What are the Pros of Agilease?

  • Contains both essential oils and herbal extracts known for joint care
  • It is made from all natural ingredients
  • It may reduce joint discomfort
  • It may support flexibility & mobility

Dosage

Recommended dosage is two capsules a day. You can take them together or at two separate times. Always drink plenty of water when taking supplements.

Some people say they could feel results as early as two weeks but this supplement works best if you use it for longer period of time, because it is designed to nourish your joints.

Ingredients

  • Frankincense resin powder
    UC-II collagen
  • Calcium fructoborate
  • Proprietary essential oil blend of Wintergreen
  • Copaiba
  • Clove
  • Northern Lights Black Spruce

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, 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

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.