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Happy Lungs

Good afternoon everyone!!  Today I want to take a moment and share with you what is going on personally for me.  It’s no secret that there are wildfires burning out of control in the West.  Living in Washington State, I am smack dab in the middle of them, which also means I get to breathe the lovely effects of the smoke pollution that is heavy in our skies on a daily basis right now.  As a sufferer of Asthma, this also makes me one of the “sensitive” groups that have felt it worse than the average person.

I felt inspired to talk about what I’ve been doing with essential oils to help my home and family during this past month (plus) that we have been dealing with this.  Diffuse, diffuse, and diffuse those pure essential oils!  I cannot stress this enough to anyone dealing with any kind of air pollution.  I’m running my diffusers around the clock as much as possible to keep our indoor air as clean as it can be.  Over the past month, I have alternated mainly between Purification, Thieves, RC, and I used lavender & lemon in the diffuser in the bunny room yesterday to help them as well.  These are all good choices to help cleanse the air and promote wellness.

However, yesterday it appeared my body was craving something else and I was inspired to try something new.  I had been hoping to make the 2 hour drive to the beach and spend the day for the past couple of weeks….since ocean air is very good for the lungs. However, I am currently unable to safely drive to that degree, so I have to be content with continuing to finding additional ways at home to support my respiratory system.  Enter the inspiration for using the combination of Citrus Fresh and Rosemary essential oils, which for the record smells a bit like fresh beach air to me when diffused together (I use about a 3:1 ratio of Citrus Fresh to Rosemary in my diffuser.)  The scent was a pleasant surprise and I could almost feel that ocean mist rolling in off the shores.

12106864_10153720037152502_5188357030720394564_nCitrus Fresh is a combination of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, and spearmint essential oils.  I’ve always loved this combination for its smell alone (not to mention the vitality oil tastes fantastic in water,) but all those citrus oils are also fantastic for freshening, sanitizing and air cleansing.  They are well known for their immune boosting and mood boosting properties as well.  The soothing addition of spearmint essential oil to this blend has also added a very calming component to my lungs the past couple of days.

10388184_10153607187087502_4632772974953659189_nAdd in some Rosemary to the mix, which is well known for respiratory support, immune boosting, and mood boosting and I feel like I found a combination of oils that is truly hitting the spot for me right now.

I am thankful I trusted my intuition yesterday and tried this oily combination to help give my body what it has been asking for.  I want to encourage everyone to enjoy experimenting with their oils.  Our bodies are all different and different oils will benefit us at different times.  Think outside the box.  Create different combinations that your body is craving and when you find something that you really like, feel free to share that combination with others.  After all, we are all here to support each other along the way.

Wishing you a magnificent Thursday filled with oily goodness!

 

Light & Love,

Jennifer

https://www.myyl.com/gypsyrose11

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30 Day Update

I have to confess…I procrastinated on posting my update on my progress with the new health supplements I am using for weight management.  I did weigh myself at the beginning of the month though, so I will be posting those results.  I will admit, I was not sure what to expect because I did not consciously focus on increasing my exercise, or changing my food choices.  Partly due to June being my birthday month and allowing myself to do some indulging I do not usually do, but partly because I have seen so many supplements and weight loss products on the market that people talk about losing so much weight. Then when you read about it, you also find out that they completely amped up their exercise routine and went on a “diet.”  No shocker there….of course you are going to lose weight when you fully change your lifestyle, with or without supplements to help.  I wanted to see what would happen when I added some Slique products to my current lifestyle and go from there.   Continue reading 30 Day Update

Three Weeks Into My Journey

June 20, 2017

Tomorrow marks my 3 weeks using some of the Slique Products, designed for weight management.  It’s been an interesting journey starting this during my birthday month!  I may not have thought that out the best since I did splurge on some special foods early in the month.  However, in reality…that is life.  I refuse to live on a diet and if I want to eat something I really enjoy than by golly…I am going to do it!   Continue reading Three Weeks Into My Journey

Energized!!!

June 8, 2017

Good morning!!  Yesterday completed my first week using my new weight management products, so I thought this would be a good time to do a check in and let you know what I am observing so far.  Let me start by telling you that I am experiencing things that I never saw in the many, many years of trying different weight loss supplements and products.  I am amazed!! Continue reading Energized!!!

Day 3

6/3/2017

I’m finishing up day 3 of my challenge and so far, I like these new supplements. I have been consistent with the CitroSlim and what I notice most so far is the energy they give me. I have definitely had a nice consistent boost of energy the past 3 days and better focus too.  I am getting more done with less of my own brain distractions. That alone is a huge reason for me to continue with this experiment. I have been looking for something that would give me consistent energy naturally.  These capsules seem to be helping my physical and mental energy levels. Continue reading Day 3

Zeus’s Spa Day!

June 2, 2017

Oh…haircut day! Let me tell you, Zeus’s hair cuts have not always went smoothly.  We have spent HOURS calming him and getting him to sit still in order to complete one beauty session.  He has been on the to do list for a few days now and with the warmer weather, he let us know he was ready for a change with his panting and itching…poor boy.  Time to move him to the priority #1 spot!   Continue reading Zeus’s Spa Day!

My 30 Day Challenge

June 1, 2017

It’s my birthday month and I decided it was time to help myself become the healthiest version of me that I can be.  I’ve been making healthy changes in my life for a few years now, but over the winter I got a bit lax on my healthy eating and exercise.  I decided this month I would embark on a new wellness challenge for a couple of reasons. Continue reading My 30 Day Challenge

My Knees are Thanking Me!!!

Good evening everyone!!  Tonight, I want to tell you about this amazing “new to me” supplement….AgilEase.  I have recently started incorporating some YL supplements into my life and this little gem I decided to try because….well…I got it for free this month!  Yes, for free!!!  It is one of the amazing free bonuses you can get in May just for buying your favorite oils and supplements.  Talk about a win-win situation!

Why did I feel it would benefit me?  Well, my knees are not what they use to be.  I’ll admit it. I struggle with crouching for very long and can get some painful stiffness.  Talk about hindering your life!  We finally are getting some amazingly gorgeous weather here in Western Washington and I did not want my knees to be the reason I am not able to enjoy life this summer.  I’ve been taking this supplement for just a little over a week and let me tell you, I am already noticing the benefits. I was able to work in the yard the other day and yes…I was crouching as I was yanking weeds and did not have any pain or uncomfortable feelings getting back up.  This is truly fantastic to me because it’s been years since I could tell you that, so I decided I’d share a little bit of info about this herbal supplement just in case you want to add to your May monthly order (or first time order if you are new to YL) and get this one for free!

So what is it?  It is a supplement that is especially beneficial for athletes, and active people of all ages who want to support joint and cartilage health.  It can also be helpful for middle age and elderly people who experience a natural, acute inflammation response in their joints after exercise.  This joint health supplement is perfect for healthy individuals who are looking to gain greater mobility and flexibility through the reduction of inflammation (that’s me!!)  Simply put…do you have a desire for a more active lifestyle, but find your joints are holding you back?

What is in this nutrition powerhouse?  The answer:  unique and POWERFUL ingredients!  The number one ingredient is frankincense resin powder that comes from Young Living’s own frankincense farm.  So…you guessed it, you are getting that Seed to Seal guarantee in every capsule!  Just Google frankincense and you will be amazed at the wonderful benefits this will add to your life.  AgilEase also contains UC-II undenatured collagen, hyaluronic acid, calcium fructoborate, and a specially formulated proprietary essential oil blend of Wintergreen, Copaiba, Clove, and Northern Lights Black Spruce—oils that are known for their joint health benefits. It also contains turmeric and black pepper, which is an amazing combo that everyone should include in their lives.  Take AgilEase to support joint health or as a preventative measure to protect joint and cartilage health.

Let me add the ease of dosing with this supplement. I will be the first to tell you that I am TERRIBLE about taking any kind of supplements or pills regularly.  I have never been good at this, but YL made it super easy with AgilEase.  All you have to do is take 2 tablets once a day.  That’s it…no special schedules and so easy that even I have taken it every day since I got it in the mail (and that is saying a lot!)

I hope this gives you a little extra information.  If you are interested in supporting your joints and cartilage health, why not give it a try and be the most active you that you can be this summer?