Tuesday Tips – Thieves Sanitizer Spray

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Thieves Sanitizer Spray

I love the Thieves spray but it can be a little pricey. So I decided to make my own and love it just as much!!!!IMG_20150403_092458

Thieves essential oil  is amazing!!!!!

It can kill all kinds of icky stuff naturally!!!  How awesome is that? No chemicals or alcohol on my kids hands that inevitably end up in their mouths. That’s a major plus for me!!!

So how do I make it?

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First I start with a small spray bottle.  I try to get between a 4-6 oz size. I do make smaller ones for my purse.  However, I do like to make a big bottle and then fill my smaller bottles if they need it. Next I fill my empty bottle about 1/8 full with witch hazel. This helps to keep the sprayer from clogging. I then add 10-15 drops of Thieves essential oil to the bottle and top it of with bottled water.  Give it a shake and you are all done!!!  When you’re ready to use it, simple give it a shake again and spray it on your hands.  I keep a bottle in my car for after the kids have been playing in public areas.  Or when we are having a snack in the car and need to clean our hands before we eat.  This has also become a staple for our Disneyland trips.  I always keep a bottle in my stroller.  When we get off a ride I spay our hands down.  It’s also great for those snacks throughout the day at the park. There is not always a bathroom close by so, a quick spray and then they can munch on their snacks.  If you have a baby and want to clean off the changing table or shopping cart give it a quick spray and you are good.  Best part you won’t have to worry about your baby inhaling all those disinfectants that are full of chemical and bleach.

So there you go another Tuesday Tip to help you out.  I hope this helps you and your family take another step to making your home and life a little more natural and chemical free.

Be sure to sign up for our emails so you don’t miss a single tip. If you are interested in learn more about these oils check out this post. as always I love to hear from y’all how you use these oils so please comment below how you Thieves essential oils in your home.

Until next Tuesday….

Disclaimer

I am not a medical professional this is not in any way meant to take the place of medical advice.  I am simply a mom trying to find natural alternative for our health and home. It is for educational purposes based off opinions and facts that I have found to be true in our own experience and with research I have gleaned from books and online. I am not diagnosing, treating, or prescribing. If you have any health conditions, are on any medications, are being seen by a medical professional for any reason, are elderly, pregnant, nursing, have babies or young children or animals please consult your physician or veterinarian as well.

April Essential Rewards promotion from Young Living

Here is April’s promotion from Young Living.  It is a special perk for those signed up for the essential rewards program. If you don’t know what that is check out this post all about it. You can always contact me too.

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Bring freshness back to your home with extra rewards in your April order! Celebrate the end of winter when you earn a free 5-ml Lavender essential oil, plus a Thieves® Spray 3-pack and 10 percent back in Essential Rewards points with your qualifying standard April order. With a qualifying Essential Rewards order of 190 PV or above, you’ll also earn a bonus 5-ml Wintergreen essential oil!

Reach any of these PV minimums with your April order and earn great free products that will keep you smiling throughout the month!

300 PV Reward

Retail Value: $107.86

Lavender : Lavender essential oil offers a fresh, floral, herbaceous aroma that is calming and refreshing. Because of its versatility, Lavender is important for any home to have and is found in many of our essential oil blends.

Thieves Spray: Thieves Spray is ideal for small surfaces such as doorknobs, handles, and toilet seats and is a great companion for your spring cleaning.

10 percent in Essential Rewards points: Earn an additional 10 percent back in points with any order over 300 PV, up to 50 points!

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-mlWintergreen essential oil: As an important ingredient in our Ortho Ease® and Ortho Sport® massage oils, Wintergreen is pleasant when applied following a workout. When diffused, it will also help you fill your home with spring-like freshness. Enjoy these benefits for free with your April Essential Rewards order of 190 PV or greater!

250 PV Reward

Retail Value: $57.86

5-ml Lavender essential oil

Thieves Spray

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Wintergreen

190 PV Reward

Retail Value: $26.61

5-ml Lavender essential oil

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Wintergreen

300 PV Reward Offer Details

Offer is valid only in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering the country.

Offer is valid from 12 midnight, MT, April 1, 2014, to 11:59 p.m., MT, April 30, 2014.

Limit of one free 5-ml Lavender essential oil, 3-pack Thieves Spray, and 10 percent back per qualifying standard order.

Limit of one free 5-ml each of Lavender and Wintergreen essential oil, 3-pack Thieves Spray, and 10 percent back per qualifying Essential Rewards order.

In the event that supplies of these items become unavailable, Young Living may replace promotional products with equivalent products of a similar value.

Only single Essential Rewards and standard orders over 300 PV will receive 10 percent back in Essential Rewards points, up to 50 points.

Essential Rewards points expire one year from the processing date of the qualifying order.

In order to receive the 10 percent back Essential Rewards point allocation, the member must be an Essential Rewards member by the qualifying order’s processing date.

The 10 percent back in Essential Rewards points will be available to use on or before May 20, 2015.

Limit of one qualifying standard order per month and one qualifying Essential Rewards order.

PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the offer.

Single orders over 300 PV do not earn duplicate rewards.

PV is not earned on free product.

Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.

Offer is earned via phone, Essential Rewards, and online orders only.

Offer is available to Young Living members and retail customers.

Member is responsible for shipping costs associated with ordered and free product.

250 PV Reward Offer Details

Offer is valid only in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering the country.

Offer is valid from 12 midnight, MT, April 1, 2014, to 11:59 p.m., MT, April 30, 2014.

Limit of one free 5-ml Lavender essential oil and 3-pack Thieves Spray per qualifying standard order.

Limit of one free 5-ml each of Lavender and Wintergreen essential oil and 3-pack Thieves Spray per qualifying Essential Rewards order.

In the event that supplies of these items become unavailable, Young Living may replace promotional products with equivalent products of a similar value.

Limit of one qualifying standard order per month and one qualifying Essential Rewards order.

PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the offer.

Single orders over 250 PV do not earn duplicate rewards.

PV is not earned on free product.

Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.

Offer is earned via phone, Essential Rewards, and online orders only.

Offer is available to Young Living members and retail customers.

Member is responsible for shipping costs associated with ordered and free product.

190 PV Reward Offer Details

Offer is valid only in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering the country.

Offer is valid from 12 midnight, MT, April 1, 2014, to 11:59 p.m., MT, April 30, 2014.

Limit of one free 5-ml Lavender essential oil per qualifying standard order.

Limit of one free 5-ml each of Lavender and Wintergreen essential oil for a qualifying Essential Rewards order.

In the event that supplies of these items become unavailable, Young Living may replace promotional products with equivalent products of a similar value.

Limit of one qualifying standard order per month and one qualifying Essential Rewards order.

Single orders over 190 PV do not earn duplicate rewards.

PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the offer.

Offer is available to Young Living members and retail customers.

Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.

Offer is earned via phone, Essential Rewards, and online orders only.

Offer is available to Young Living members and retail customers.

PV is not earned on free product.

Member is responsible for shipping costs associated with ordered and free product.

Happy National Pancake Day

In honor of National Pancake Day I am sharing our favorite pancake recipe. They are so yummy and not gut heavy like most pancakes.  Plus they are healthier for you.  Well, as healthy as a pancake topped with syrup and whip cream can be. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

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If you do not have sourdough starter you can get some here. I know that means waiting to try these yummy pancakes but trust me once you’ve tried them its hard to eat regular pancakes ever again.

Why Young Living Oils are Out of Stock

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“Out of stock again!!!” Trust me I’ve been there. It makes me frustrated!!! Then I learned something very cool. It was why the oils were out of stock. I would like to share some thought that will help to explain why when we see Young Living oils out of stock, it is actually a very good thing!  Hold on don’t stop reading now. This really is a good thing!!!

What does out of stock oils really mean?

Young Living Oils has grow at an exponential rate, especially in 2014. (Thanks to us Lemon Droppers) The growth has been so rapid some oils have been out of stock for almost a year.  Valor was one of those oils.  It was only available in the Premium Starter Kit(PSK).  I’ll be honest, this is one oil I really didn’t know how I should use it, but once I did, it became an everyday oil for me.  I LOVE VALOR!!! So imagine my frustration when I couldn’t order it after my bottle from my PSK was empty.  I actually ordered 2 more PSK just to get a couple more bottles. Crazy I know, but its that good. So why was Valor out of stock for so long??? Well the blend includes a oils called Blue Spruce. At some point in 2013 the demand began to outpace the available supply of Young Living’s quality Blue Spruce.  It became impossible for Young Living to produce enough Black Spruce to keep up with the amount needed for the popular blend.  We are talking about a tree that has to grow for years before it can used for oil distillation.

Real plants and trees are were Young Living essential oils come from.  It takes time for them to grow.  Sometimes a LONG time!!!   Some oils can only be harvested at a certain time of year under certain conditions. If the supply from the previous year is all gone before the next years harvest is ready, then you have to wait. I know its a bummer, but its all about getting the greatest quality of essential oils.  They won’t settle for anything else.

When Valor was out of stock, people were begging Gary Young to get the best he could get. He contacted an oil distillery that had the Blue Spruce oil and went to see if it would pass his high standards.  However, Gary refused to use it because it did not have the therapeutic qualities or meet the standards that Young Living members have come to expect. That is amazing to me!! He refused the oil!  Even with an overwhelming demand and numerous oil users wanting their favorite oil back. The seller of the Blue Spruce oil, after not being able to sell to Gary, went on to sell the oil to other essential oil companies, who turned around and sold it to their costumers. An oil that was rejected by Young Living for lack of quality was sold by competitors.  Makes me glad I’m a Young Living users.  Gary could have sold Valor to us with the less quality Blue Spruce in it, but rather then make money he choose to stay true to his Seed to Seal promise of only the BEST essential oils!

But other companies have that oil in stock???

Yes, but have you considered why????

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Young Living stands behind their SEED to SEAL promise for all their oils.  They do not out source and buy their oils from anyone who has it available.  They hold themselves to a very high standard that lets face it, a lot of other essential oils don’t.  Yes, they could have made money selling Valor with that low quality Blue Spruce in it. Yes, they would not have had people mad and frustrated calling them daily asking when it would be back in stock. It would have been easier for them to do that but that is not what Young Living is about.  It all comes back to their SEED to SEAL quality commitment.  If you haven’t checked it out here’s the link.

So what are they doing to solve this problem?

They are buying more farms!!!!  For Blue Spruce, the Northern Lights Farm in British Colombia is the answer.  As the company keeps growing Gary knows he will need more farms that will be able to grow the plants and trees needed to keep up with the demand for the oils.  He takes this very seriously.  Growing healthy plants starts with the soil, chemistry and nutritional needs.  If a company doesn’t understand that, they will produce a sub-par plant and thus a sub-par essential oil. Geographic location, soil type, climate, elevation, humidity, temperatures, sunlight, frost free days, rainfall, and so many other elements determine the health and growth of a plant.  He has to considers all of this before he even plants a seed.  For plants that require immediate distillation, it is of the utmost importance to be able to distill on the farm.  This means building new distilleries on the farms as well.  All this takes time. Unfortunately for us that want our oils now it means we must be patient if we want to continue to use AMAZING QUALITY ESSENTIAL OILS!!

Now knowing all of this, you could go to another company and get your oils all the time. Or you can wait with me and stick with using high quality essential oils from Young Living!!!!!

Interested in starting you oil journey with these amazing oils!!!  The Premium Starter kit is a great way to do this.

Your Premium Starter Kit Includes:

  • Dewdrop Diffuser, Bamboo Diffuser, Rainstone Diffuser, Aria Diffuser

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  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint 5-ml
    • Lemon 5-ml
    • Copaiba 5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® 5-ml
    • Purification® 5-ml
    • R.C.™ 5-ml
    • DiGize™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential EdgeMember Resources

 

February Promotions

It’s already February! Wow time is sure flying by fast.  I just want to share this months promotions.  If you aren’t signed up for Essential Rewards that’s OK. Just click on the link at the top of the blog and learn more about it. As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions younglivingcountrygirl@gmail.com

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