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Back to School with Essential Oils

I’m going to talk about a favorite subject to many Moms: Back to school! A great time of year for many different reasons. No more trying to keep little minds constantly entertained, no more guilt about screen time, no more forkin’ out money for summer camps. The air is turning crisp, leaves are changing, there’s pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING….EVERYWHERE! All is good in the world.

Until it isn’t.

Unfortunately, back to school season is also cold/flu season. Have you ever looked around at drop off? Almost every kid is coughing, snotty and sneezy. Yes it’s disgusting, but I’m ok with it! I’ve got my Mama tool belt full and ready for the school year! Every day before school I roll our immunity roller on my son’s feet & spine. At pick up he sprays his hands with our handy Germ Away Spray. Now I hate to sound like a germaphobe because I definitely am not. Actually, I am all about playing in the dirt and only washing hands after using the bathroom or before you eat because I believe it is good for children’s immune systems, but during cold/flu season it’s a little different. We do this to stay above the wellness line because really, who has time to be sick?

Another Mom hack I use for back to school is a Focus Roller. I apply this to the back of my son’s neck and behind his ears. The name is pretty self explanatory. It helps him stay focused and concentrate. The Focus Roller is also great to use during homework time. Depending on the day I might also put some calming oils in the diffuser during homework time. Usually it is also dinner time and meltdown time for my 3 year old, so most days the calming oils are necessary.

Here are some back to school mama-tool-belt recipes:
•Immunity Roller- 10 drops Thieves, 10 drops Lemon, 10 drops Frankincense in a 10ml roller bottle. Fill rest with a carrier such as fractioned coconut oil.
•Germ Away Spray- 15 drops Thieves in a 4oz spray bottle. Fill rest with water.
•Focus Roller- 10 drops Vetiver, 10 drops lavender in a 10ml roller bottle. Fill rest with carrier oil.
•Calming Diffuser Blend-5 drops Peace & Calming, 5 drops Orange.

I get my rollers here!

Need to get yourself some oils to help your family stay well this school year? You can get oils for your own mama tool belt here!

Happy oiling!

Serena

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Delicious Ningxia Red Pops!

Photo: @pinkgrapefruitoils

Make the RED in your red, white and blue celebration this 4th of July Ningxia Red pops!

If you haven’t already heard about the antioxidant packed NingXia Red, let me give you the scoop! It is a sweet and tangy drink made with wolfberries, plum, aronia, cherry, blueberry and pomegranate juice that will help support your overall wellness. It also includes Lemon, Orange, Yuzu, and Tangerine essential oils.

A drink that can support energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health? Yes please! I love to buy the box of NingXia Red packets and pop a packet in the freezer for a slushie- it is delicious! Another fun and delicious recipe is a NingXia Pop! It is summertime and with the rise in temperatures, NingXia Pops will hit the spot at your BBQ! It’s a great way to cool down while eating something healthy and not packed with sugar. They are great for kiddos too! Check out the recipe below and enjoy!

NingXia Red Popsicles:
1 cup water
2 cups NingXia Red
3 drops orange or lime essential oil (essential oil optional)
Mix together,divide into popsicle molds, and pop in the freezer. Recipe should make about 6 Popsicles.

Enjoy this healthy, refreshing treat all summer long!

-Jacqueline

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Seasonal Woes & Essential Oils

Photo Credit: @joyful.droppers

’Tis the season…for sniffles, itchy eyes, congestion and post-nasal drip, that is! You know, those miserable seasonal woes that so many people suffer from. They can really take the fun out of spring and enjoying the outdoors, am I right? My husband is a serious seasonal sufferer and I bought my essential oils a couple of years ago with this particular need in mind. I wanted safer, non-toxic options for him to use to manage the sneezing, congestion, coughing, and other annoying symptoms that caused him so much discomfort. Well, fast forward two and a half years and, while he still has flare ups now and then, his allergies are significantly better now than they were, thanks to oils!

Essential oils offer us MANY options when it comes to seasonal woes. One of my husband’s favorite oils for these symptoms is lavender! Lavender is known as the “swiss army knife” of oils because it’s great for so many different things and works to help balance the body and work where it’s needed. It’s a natural histamine-blocker and promotes drainage too. When combined with peppermint and lemon, it is known as the “seasonal trio”. Peppermint is fantastic for clearing stuffiness and opening up the nasal passages and lemon is detoxifying, so it’s a great combo for all of your seasonal woes! All three of these must-have oils are super versatile for various issues and they are all included in the Premium Starter Kit!

My husband keeps a roller of the seasonal trio handy for days he needs support. It’s really easy to make…

Seasonal Trio Roller:
Combine 10 drops of lavender, lemon and peppermint in a 10ml roller with a carrier oil like jojoba. Apply to the sinuses and behind the ears as needed.

One of the awesome things about essential oils is that there are lots of options! Here are some other great oils for seasonal issues:

Copaiba – a great oil for swelling (add it to the seasonal trio roller for nasal support)

Melrose – helps clear out nasal passages. Try adding it to a neti-pot!

R.C. – Diffuser R.C. to help support the respiratory system

Breathe Again – this is a pre-made roller blend that Young Living makes that is excellent at supporting the respiratory system.

If you haven’t gotten started with essential oils yet, but you are ready to start your wellness journey and get your Premium Starter Kit from Young Living, we would love you to be a part of our team! If you know a For the Love team member, find their page here to get started! If you have questions, feel free to contact us! We love helping people start their journey to wellness!

Happy oiling friends!