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Summer Fun & Oils

 

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year.  I am a beach girl through and through.  I LOVE the water and spending time in the sun.  That means I need to be careful and take care of my skin and body with all the exposure to the harsh sun. Plus, I have my kids to watch out for too.  My son is fair skinned and with skin cancer very high in my family we are always cautious.  Our love for the sun means there is no staying inside to avoid the sun so we do the next best thing and cover our skin as much as possible while still having fun and enjoying the summer. Young Living has also been a big help with summer sun.  Here are a few ways we use  Young Living during the summer.  Hope you enjoy these tips and find them helpful for your family too.

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Oils & Emotional Support

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I know we all can be emotional at times.  I love being able to grab one of my essential oils for support.  I want to share with you some of the ways you too can use Young Living Essential oils for support. Hope you enjoy this and learn  little something too.

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Essential Oil Safety – Photosensitising Oils & the Sun

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It is time for some essential oil safety information. The summer is just around the corner and we will be spending a lot of time outside in the sun.  I’ve seen some nasty burns from people who have used a citrus essential oil on their skin then gone out for a day in the sun or in a tanning bed. I want to be sure we all know about using citrus essential oils safely, so here we go.  Let’s get our learn on!

What is photosensitization?

Photosensitization, or phototoxicity, as it is also called, is a skin reaction caused by exposure to sunlight or other ultraviolet light. It can cause increased pigmentation and redness to the skin. Some essential oils absorb more energy from ultraviolet light than the skin does. These oils are photosensitizers and can only cause photosensitization when exposed to the sun or other ultraviolet light. The photosensitizing oils need to be applied to the skin prior to exposure to ultraviolet light in order to produce the phototoxic reaction. Photosensitizing oils should not be exposed to the sun for at least 12 hours after applied to the skin

What are photosenstising oil?

Essential oils are considered photosenstising when they contain either bergaptene or 5 methoxypsolaren at concentrations in excess of 0.000075%. Sound small doesn’t it?

If the concentration of either of these two components in an oil or product is below 0.000075% then the substance is considered to be safe for use prior to sun exposure.  If it is over this level then photosensitisation can occur.

Essential oils that may cause photosensitization

Essential Oil Latin Name Safe Dilution in 30 ml Base Bergamot Citrus bergamia 1 dropGrapefruit – Distilled or Cold Pressed (low risk) Citrus paradisi 24 dropsLemon – Cold Pressed Cit

***ALWAYS BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE LIST OF OILS USED IN BLENDS AND CHECK FOR PHOTOTOXIC OILS!!!***

As you can see, the phototoxic oils themselves are not causing any reaction when applied to the skin without exposure to ultraviolet light.  So, make sure that the essential oils are not applied before exposure to ultraviolet light and that you  dilute the essential oils properly. 

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Essential Oils and Your Animals

If you love using Young Living products in your home, you’ve probably wondered how you can share their amazing benefits with your animals. Which oils are safe to use? How much can I apply? Should I diffuse or apply topically?

If you’ve ever had questions like these, we’re here to help! Check out this quick-and-easy how-to guide for using essential oils with animals.* Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, here are a few things to keep in mind:

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Most animals are more sensitive than humans to essential oils.

  • Start by diluting heavily and use in moderation.
  • Every animal is different, so carefully observe how each animal responds to the oils. Use common sense and good judgment as you try different methods.
  • Take special care to not get essential oils in an animal’s eyes.
  • Avoid using high-phenol oils such as Oregano and Thyme with any animals, especially cats.
  • Use special caution when using essential oils with cats. Cats are also generally averse to citrus essential oils.

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Your animal’s size affects the amount of oil you should use.

  • For smaller animals like cats and small dogs, use 3–5 drops. Be sure to dilute 80–90 percent prior to application (for example, for every 1 drop of oil, use 4–5 drops of a diluting agent, such as V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex).
  • For larger animals, like large dogs, start with 3–5 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.
  • For very large animals, like horses and cattle, start with 10 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.

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Apply oils to yourself or diffuse to introduce animals to essential oils and help them get comfortable.

  • Wear oils around your animals, diffuse in their space, or apply to your hands and let the animal smell them.
  • If your animal is jittery or resistant to essential oils, try applying an oil to yourself and staying near the animal for several minutes so it can get used to the aroma.

 

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Once they’re used to essential oils, animals can respond well to topical application.

  • For cats and dogs, paws are a great place to apply essential oils.
  • For hoofed animals, we recommend application on the spine or flanks.
  • Try rubbing oils onto your own hands and then stroking the animal’s fur.
  • For large or hard-to-reach areas, combine essential oils with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or water in a spray bottle for easier application.
  • Animal Scents Ointment can be used to seal and protect areas where essential oils have been applied topically.

 

Essential oils can be administered internally.

  • Some essential oils can be mixed with your animal’s food.
  • For large animals, you can pull out the bottom lip and drop oils directly into the mouth.

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Young Living offers a full line of animal-specific products.

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*If your pet or animal has a known health issue, please consult your veterinarian before administering essential oils

Care Club

Young Living Care Club – Month 1

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I love sharing my passion for Young Living.  Since adding Young Living to our families healthy lifestyle we have been able to stay above the wellness line, more often then not, with support from their products.  With toxin free household cleaners, personal care products, health snacks, Einkorn food products, supplements and NingXia Red to the amazing essential oils, Young Living has us covered.  I can’t stop talking and sharing about how much Young Living has changed our lives.  This led me to doing a Care Club for my friends that have enrolled under me so I could share some of the ways my family uses Young Living.  I wanted to make my graphics available to all Young Living members so they could share with their family and friends too.  I share in Gary Young’s goal to have Young Living products in every home across the world.  Weather singed up under me or someone eles, I want the amazing benefits of Young Living know by all.

How I do my Care Club

I select 4-6 people to receive a care club package for 3 months.  I then send them some small samples of my favorite products to try.  I try to keep the package cost between $5-6 including the shipping, which eats up half of that budget.  I think this makes it fairly doable for most people. If you only select 4 people then your looking at around $25 a month.  That’s less then a week of coffees at your favorite coffee shop! (Please don’t say Starbucks! You don’t want me to go into what I think about them right now 😦 ! )

Month 1 Graphics and Sample

I have broken down the packages into 3 issues so you will see issue 1, 2, 3 then I start over again at 1 so the next group I select is starting fresh at 1.(Sorry I only have issue 1 uploaded at this time. I am working on the rest.)

Issue 1 Graphics:

These are the stickers I place on the tissue paper to close it up. ( I’ll explain a little more later.)

 

Click on the link below the picture and print on Avery 22830 Round Glossy Labels

The round stickers I printed on where these: Avery Round Glossy labels 22830  http://amzn.to/2mwWWj6

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Month 1

Car Air Freshener – Purification & Tangerine stickers for plastic bags

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Here is the  News Letter for month 1. It that tells how to use the sample as well  a little recipe and a seek peak at next months samples. I have my color copies run at the UPS store because my printer is not that good.  If you have a good printer, it will save you money to print them yourself.  However, I would not compromise the quality to save a couple cents.

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I print these and place them on the outside of my envelopes so people now what’s the package is. I only put this on the first month envelope.

Welcome to the Care Club

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I made these cards thinking I would write a little note on the back of them but feel this is a step you could leave out to save a little money and just write on the back of the news letter. I am including them here if you’d like to use them.

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I printed them on card stock and then cut them myself with my board cutter.  If you choose to do it that way just  click on the link below the picture and download. If you want to print them on Avery postcards, keep scrolling down.

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For the Avery 5689 Postcard (http://amzn.to/2oabqSt)  file click this link.

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How I made my car air fresheners.

I am fortunate enough to live close to a Hobby Lobby, so I picked up these cute wood decorative clothespins. They were only $2.99 but I still used my 40% of coupon. They are 2 inches long so they will clip to a car air vent but wont stick out to far.  Be sure not to buy the mini ones. They won’t work. The lager regular size will work fine as well, but just stick out a little further on the vent.  You can always decorate them yourself with some washi tape, however due to time, I bought mine already decorated.  Also be sure some of the natural wood is still showing so the oil has a place to absorb into. Completely painted ones are cute but won’t allow the oil to absorb into the wood. If you don’t live by a Hobby Lobby, you can find some on Amazon.  http://amzn.to/2nNIPWU

Then I added a small sample of Purification and tangerine essential oils.  I did about 7 drops of Purification and 7 of Tangerine, which filled the sample bottle almost to the top.  I purchased my bottles off Amazon and bough the large pack, however if your budget doesn’t allow that, you can buy smaller quantities.  I just know I will go through them all eventually. Here is the link to the ones I bought. http://amzn.to/2nIHNe7

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I then placed the clip and sample bottle in a small plastic bag so if it leaked it won’t be a problem. These are the bags I used. http://amzn.to/2nINdFW  Again you don’t need to buy this large of quantities but the cost, why not.

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I then wrap this small gift in half a piece of tissue paper and seal with the sticker that says your care club samples.( Sorry I forgot to take a picture of this step but you can see it in the piture at the top with the whole thing out togther.) I then packed all of this in a plastic envelope. These are the ones I use. http://amzn.to/2nci8rS

Then off to the post office I go…….

I hope you enjoy these printable files and they help you share your passion for Young Living with others.

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