EIGHT ESSENTIAL OILS TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY

Essential Oils to create creativity

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Are you a pet lover?

Are you an animal lover? Then you’ll love Young Living’s 2017 Essential Oils and Animals Conference, which focuses on using essential oils and Animal Scents® to keep pets healthy, happy, and safe. It will be held April 20–22 at the Young Living Lavender Farm in Mona, Utah. Find more info here! https://goo.gl/qF4klR

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Waking the Path to Better Health

10,000 Steps: Walking the Path to Better Health

November 08, 2016

by C_london

YL Steps BlogAccording to the American Heart Association (AHA), being physically active can play a major role in preventing heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 killers in the United States. So what’s an easy way for you to get up and improve your health? Give a few extra steps of walking each day a try!

When it comes to walking as exercise, there has been a lot of buzz recently about one magic number: 10,000 steps. In an article on PubMed, a widely respected online database of medical journal articles, some experts have weighed in on why that number is so appealing.

“A value of 10,000 steps/day is gaining popularity with the media and in practice and can be traced to Japanese walking clubs…10,000 steps/day appears to be a reasonable estimate of daily activity for apparently healthy adults, and studies are emerging documenting the health benefits of attaining similar levels.”

Reaching 10,000 steps can be a great part of your weekly fitness goals. The AHA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend getting 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise (e.g., brisk walking) every week. Setting a goal to walk 10,000 steps per day can be great motivation, not to mention can give you something easily measurable. So how do you get out of that office chair and reach the 10,000 steps per day goal? Here are some fun and simple ideas that you can easily add to your daily routine:

  • Get a pedometer and log your steps. Studies have shown that wearing a pedometer helped people walk 15 percent more each day.
  • During daylight hours, park at the end of the parking lot when shopping or running errands.
  • Take the stairs rather than elevators and escalators.
  • Bring comfortable shoes to work and go for a 15-minute walk during your lunch break.
  • Research local walking paths online.
  • Invite a friend to go on an early morning walk with you through your neighborhood or a local sports park.
  • Walk around the field or neighborhood during your child’s dance class, soccer practice, etc., instead of sitting and waiting.
  • Get the mail every day, and take a longer route to the mailbox.
  • Walk over to a coworker’s desk to talk to him or her in person instead of sending an email.
  • Early for an appointment? Walk around the block first instead of heading straight to the waiting room.
  • Set an alarm on your computer, phone, etc., to go off every hour to remind you to stand up and walk around for a few minutes.
  • Instead of reading a book on the couch, download it as an audio book and listen while you go for a walk.

How do you work a few extra minutes of walking into your busy schedule?

This blog was reprinted with permission from the Young Living website.

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Got kids, pets, or just some laundry waiting to get done?

Got kids, pets, or just some laundry waiting to get done? Some days it can seem like you can never have enough essential oil diffusers in your home! When you're feeling that way, I recommend adding one to two drops of Lavender essential oil to a cotton ball and put it where needed. Try it!

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Less is More: What Makes Thieves Laundry Soap Different

Keeping clothes white

When we formulated Thieves® Laundry Soap, there were two major questions we asked ourselves: what ingredients do we include? And, almost as importantly, what ingredients do we leave out? Like other products in Young Living’s household cleaner lineup, Thieves Laundry Soap’s purpose is to provide our members with a true clean provided by a plant-based formula that is free from harsh additives. What are those additives? Here are three common ingredients that you may not have known about, plus a few tips on naturally.

Optical Brighteners

Many popular laundry detergents contain optical brighteners to give clothes the appearance of being clean and white. By reflecting blue light, optical brighteners give the illusion of fabrics that look whiter than they actually are. These chemicals are designed to absorb into fabrics and remain on clothes after washing.

Thieves Laundry Soap is free from optical brighteners, because you don’t want your clothes to just lookclean—you want them to actually be clean! Our plant-based formula uses pure essential oils and natural cleansing enzymes to wash your clothes and keep them fresh.

If you’re looking to keep your whites bright without adding synthetic chemicals to the wash, try one of these easy alternatives:

  • If you see stains on your clothes, pretreat them before washing.
  • Don’t mix your whites with other colors in the wash. Launder them in an all-white load and use hot water.
  • To whiten small items like socks or napkins, fill a pot with water and a few lemon slices, bring to a boil, turn off the heat, and add linens. Soak for up to an hour, then launder as usual.
  • For an extra brightening boost for whites, hang them dry in the sun for natural bleaching!
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

Sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS, is a cleansing agent widely used in products like soaps, shampoos, toothpastes 

and laundry detergents. It is used so often because it’s inexpensive and produces lots of foamy lather. Many people are concerned about SLS in their products because it can sometimes cause irritation, itchiness, and may have other unknown side effects.

Thieves Laundry Soap is free from SLS and other sulfates. The cleaning power behind Thieves Laundry Soap comes from pure essential oils and natural enzymes.

Synthetic Perfumes

Some people consider synthetic perfumes to be problematic because companies aren’t required to disclose the exact ingredients in the fragrances. But as the world leader in essential oils, we prefer to work with the refreshing scents of the pure essential oils that set us apart. Bergamot, Jade Lemon, and the essential oils in our Thieves blend provide a refreshing scent without any hidden synthetic fragrances.

This blog was reprinted with permission from the Young Living website.

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