One of the biggest reasons, I started to use essential oils was because I deal with pain or hearing about "pain or being sore" every time I step on the yoga mat to teach. I was looking for a product that I could trust to use with clients that I knew would work successfully and naturally.
I'm asked a lot why I chose Young Living over many other essential oils, products, supplements, you name and I'll tell you why; "Seed to Seal." From the time the seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle, Young Living applies the most rigorous quality controls possible to ensure that you are receiving essential oils exactly the way nature intended. Read more below on the process the oils undergo in order to pass the quality guarantee!
Knowing that the product that I was using on clients, myself, and my own family had this guarantee was a huge selling point for me. Unlike oils that I had previously purchased in natural food markets, I could tell as soon as I opened these oils that they were high quality.
Never tried or used essential oils before? Let's put it like this. Have you ever eaten pancakes with a low quality syrup and then tasted pancakes with a high quality syrup? Can you tell which one actually comes from a tree? The content is broken down, it still may taste like syrup, but there is a huge difference in taste, texture, feel, as well as additives that are hard to digest and break down in your stomach. Essential oils through Young Living are tested, sealed, and therapeutic grade, so the quality is the best and will work much more effectively than brands that may be found cheaper in a natural food store at a lower price that have been broken down or claim to be "pure" when they are not.
Here's a recipe using two of the oils that come in the Premium Starter Kit to help aid in pain reduction
My favorite use for clients that complain about "pain" is to give them a natural and homemade "Pain Cream" using three of the best essential oils (PanAway, Peppermint, and Valor) for relief.
Pain Cream1/2 cup coconut oil
10 drops of each:
Panaway (included in Premium Starter Kit)
Peppermint (included in Premium Starter Kit) Do you still have added inflammation?
Try Copaiba alone with a carrier oil or add 10 drops of lemon grass essential oil.
Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ready to order oils? Click here.
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU DEAL!
One of my favorite ways to design my yoga classes, CrossFit articles in BoxLife Magazine, or share tips is to enjoy a home yoga practice. I use all of my essential oils from Young Living in my home and am thrilled to share some of my favorite yoga sequences and ways to use oils in a yoga practice at home, while traveling, or in the office that I can now share with YOU.
Jump start your fitness routine by signing up for the Premium Starter Kit (learn more here) and get a special BONUS gift from me with 6 Online Yoga classes that combine essential oils and suggestions for how to diffuse for the practice.
Here's how to get the deal:
Sign-up for a Premium Starter Kit by clicking here
BONUS: Once you sign-up for your kit, I'll send you an email with more information on using your oils and how to access the online videos. You'll get unlimited video access to the content, which include how to use oils in each practice. All of the videos can be done individually or put two of your favorite series together for a longer sequence or to target specific areas.
Here's what you'll get in the 6 Online Yoga Videos:
Short Meditation for Focus: start or end your day with this meditation combining essential oils for focus and clarity.
Restore, Relax, + Unwind Bedtime Yoga Flow: designed to help you sleep better, and longer combines essential oils that help aid in relaxation and sleep. If you have trouble winding down after a long day or are stressed and need a slow flow practice this is guaranteed to create relaxation.
Tension Releasing Shoulder Series: tight from a long day sitting in the front of the computer, a hard work out, or taking care of someone else all day? Combining essential oils to aid in opening up the shoulders this practice will take the pain away from your shoulders.
Foundations of Flexibility: Loosen the Hamstrings: Hello hamstrings! Designed to find flexibility in one of the most overused and under stretched parts of our bodies this practice will create balance in one of the hardest to reach body parts. Uses essential oils for energy and focus.
Standing and Seated Poses for Hips and Lower Back: Sit, stand, and move with more ease with this series of strong standing hip openers and seated hip and low back poses to relieve tension. Combines essential oils for opening and releasing tight muscles while adding Joy to help let go of tension in our bodies.
Detox Flow: Twist and Arm Balance Athletic Sequence: A fast, standing sequence great for early in the morning to get you moving or on a day when your energy is low. Twist, arm balance, and flow with this athletic sequence designed to leave you sweaty and energized combining essential oils for energy and focus.
Questions? Drop me a note at email@example.com.
See you on the mat in 2015!
Kat Buechel, E-200RYT/RYT500
Friends and family have noticed recently that my house smells AMAZING! When I tell them that we've started to move away from candles in our home for safety (living with a toddler and rescue dog just makes a lot of sense) they ask me,"How do you have time to figure out how to use these oils?"
Seriously anyone can do this...
Young Living’s Home Diffuser (pictured) combines a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one product that safely releases essential oils into the air to eliminate odors and create a spa-like atmosphere. Medical grade plastic is used for essential oils, which is different from one that you'd find from larger retail sites. The quality of the essential oils are therapeutic grade. No more fragrance-laced candles, or open flames.
Diffusing (and inhaling) essential oils offers very real physiological and psychological effects. Seriously. Science backs it up! My favorite is lavender right when I get home. Helps as a sleep aid and makes the house smell amazing!
Did you know? Aromatic molecules in essential oils influence the emotional center of the brain. When essential oils are diffused and inhaled, the odor molecules travel up the nose and stimulate electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb in the brain. Since the limbic system is connected to parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, hormone balance, inhaling essential oils can be very powerful! Additionally, the limbic lobe is the emotional control center, and anxiety, depression, fear, anger, and joy originate here.
BENEFITS: the Home Diffuser can be used to....
• Transform your surroundings: The ultrasonic frequency generates waves at 2.5 million times per second, releasing essential oil molecules into the air to help create a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere in your home or office.
• Eliminate odors: The ultrasonic technology gently disperses essential oils throughout a space, removing lingering smells without resorting to synthetic air fresheners.
• Protect your family’s health: The Home Diffuser safeguards your family’s health by replacing harmful household chemicals with effective, all-natural essential oils.
• Humidity: The Home Diffuser’s constant, humidified air helps keep your skin moisturized and feeling fresh.
SET UP THE DIFFUSER:
1. Open the water reservoir by lifting the clear lid. Add room temperature water (purified or distilled water is recommended) into the reservoir up to the fill line. Do not exceed the fill line.
2. Add 8–12 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil into the water.
3. Replace the clear lid to cover the water reservoir.
4. Plug in the Home Diffuser and push on/off button to start and stop diffusing.
5. When water runs out, the diffuser will automatically shut off.
HOW TO CLEAN:
Diffuser, gently wipe it off using the included cleaning sponge or a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. If essential oil begins to build up on the clear lid of the Home Diffuser, gently wipe it off using mild soap and water only.
Bottom line diffusing essential oils is super easy and great for many reasons!
Here are some great combinations that I love using daily:
Allergy Relief: 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Lemon, 2 drops Peppermint
Immune Booster: 3 drops Thieves, 2 drops Purification
Sweet Dreams: 3 drops Peace & Calming, 3 drops Lavender
Rise & Shine: 4 drops Lemon, 2 drops Peppermint
Blues Buster: 4 drops Valor, 2 drops Frankincense
If you have any questions, or are interested in purchasing essential oils or the amazing Premium Starter Kit (which includes 10 oils and a diffuser), please contact me.
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