Manuka Honey

Pssst…hey moms, want to know one of the best thing to have in your arsenal? Manuka Honey! 

🐝Honey has been known over centuries to help with inflammation, stimulate cell growth, fight infection and reduce pain. Why is this honey so different than others? It is derived from a New Zealand tree called the manuka bush, which possesses unique anti-microbial properties. 

I have mainly used it on the kid’s cuts, scrapes, bites, etc. but recently they all came down with conjunctivitis of the eye. I did not want to start antibiotic drops, so I looked at more natural remedies and lo and behold this was one of them! 

I took a teaspoon of this amazing honey with a quarter cup of warm water and mixed it. Do not use hot! Then I poured it in a glass dropper bottle and applied two drops to each eye twice a day. The eyes cleared within two days! πŸ™ŒπŸ»β€οΈ 

Promo from Me to get you Started!

What a week it has been!!! Not being able to be at convention was really hard for me but I am so happy we had some team there giving us all the scoop! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»So many amazing products have been launched and I’m so excited about them all!!! 

πŸŒΈπŸ’„πŸŒΏπŸŒžπŸΌWhether you are into natural living, making your home smell good, toxic free makeup, Sunscreen, and baby wipes, we have it all now!

Getting the Premium Starter Kit was the best investment I ever made for my family, once you have your starter kit you get discounts on all the other Young Living Products! Including all the new launched ones! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

I had a few of these blends made with my Make and Take, so in honor of the excitement with all the new products I’m giving away 10 Roller Blends with every Starter Kit!! πŸ€—They come with this cute little zipper pouch! 
That means you get 10 ready to use Rollers, The Premium Starter Kit, Free Diffuser, a YL Membership for Life, A pass into our Member’s Only Educational Group, and me, πŸ™‹πŸ» as your Oil Lady to all you through every step of the way!! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸŒΏ

Uh Duh!!! πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈNo Brainer!! If you ever had a slight interest now would be time!

Here is the link to order- 
http://balancedbodyandlife.myoilsite.com/become-a-member
Oh and here is a fun video of me explaining the Beautiful Starter Kit! 😘❀️

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Non Toxic Nail Polish

On my day to day journey in removing toxins in my home I always dismissed my nail polish….did you know that mostly all nail polish have these 5 toxins? -dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and camphor. 
In Europe they banned Toluene in personal care products because its hazardous if inhaled by pregnant women and children! Yet we are painting our little girl’s nails with it! πŸ™ˆ
Some of these toxins can cause neurological damage and more. 😒
Once my daughter got to the age to notice my nails she wanted hers painted. A friend posted about this company I was all over it! I just got them yesterday and my daughters toes and finger nails are already glowing in a shiny pink! 😍

New Products!!!

I’m so excited to announce some amazing new products!! ❀️❀️❀️❀️
We now have Sunscreen! Makeup! A new Baby Line! And more supplements!! πŸŒžπŸ’„πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏼
To be able to get everything you need from such an amazing company is HUGE! 

More info on products below:

:Seedlings Baby Line! No more DIY wipes or lotions! πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ

:Non-toxic, nano particle free, cruelty free Sunscreen!😎

:Insect Repellent! This is non toxic, DEET free and made with essential oils! 

:After Sun Spray- which can be used on big bites, burns, cuts & scrapes

:A mineral makeup line πŸ’„

:A new Beautiful diffuser that will run for 10 HOURS!
  
:Aminowise – (lemonade wolfberry! No dyes or added sugars!) a post workout supplement to help with muscle recovery and enhanced performance! You know I’m all over this!

:Shutran 3 in 1 men’s wash for my hubs! Yum!!!

:Super Cal Plus, a favorite made even better! Support your bone health!

Plus a few more! 

I feel so grateful for all of these products!! My mind is blown!! 
To be able to Live a more SAFER, HEALTHIER, TOXIC FREE lifestyle is always my main goal for my family. You can now get them all from Young Living! ❀️🌿✌🏼



My Night Time Face Routine

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I start by cleansing my face with the Young Living Art Gentle Cleaner, then pat dry, and apply my Homemade Toner. I then use my Rodan + Fields needle roller to open my pours, then I apply my Night Time Face Serum topped off with some Young Living Sandalwood cream under my eyes! For blemishes I tab a bit of Tea Tree or even Purification. 

I can’t not miss a night! What a difference my face feels and looks! ❀️

More on Think Dirty and Products

Thank you to my friend for writing some of this!

PSA: No one knows what causes cancer. That’s no secret. The medical profession suspects it’s a combination of ‘environmental factors’ and ‘something else’. A friend of mine is a parent of a child with cancer and the oncologist asked her about what ‘environmental factors’ her child had been exposed to. Starting at home. What she used while pregnant and up til now. Kind of eye opening to hear.

Maybe there’s a link, and maybe there’s not. I am not a scientist and I don’t know for sure what the causes are. I’m sure there are a number of factors. The scientists don’t even know! But they know enough to ASK. They wonder. I can tell you that after you hearing those questions from my friend, I started thinking of what is in my control, within my house.

Before I had kids, I didn’t REALLY care or worry what kind of chemicals were in our food, what lurked in our kitchen, our bathroom, our laundry room or our cleaning products. I heard friends talk about it. And I just thought — I don’t have time for all of this. It’s too overwhelming. So I ignored the warnings and stories and rolled my eyes πŸ™„, just like a lot of you do. (I know you do. I used to do the same thing. It’s ok to admit!!)

Then I had kids and became hyper-vigilant about organic food, clean water, non-GMO foods, non-toxic household cleaners, etc….especially when our kids were babies. We’ve become more relaxed about certain things but hearing my friend’s experience at the oncologist reminded me to be more vigilant…maybe not hyper-vigilant, but enough to look at labels again. (Be sure to read my post from a few days ago about Naked Juice having formaldehyde and GMOs in it)

I wish I had known this stat years ago: “The average person applies 300 chemicals to their body on a daily basis and 80 of those are applied before breakfast”. Shocking yeah?
Then couple it with this one: “Personal Care products are a $71 billion/year industry that is currently regulated by approximately two pages of federal law that has only been updated

once in the past 76 years”. 😳
I was at Target a few days ago, and took a stroll through their personal care aisles. I stopped and scanned some of our previously purchased things–what we used to be ok with. We no longer use any of these products in our house.
I had no idea that Johnson and Johnson’s baby shampoo contained formaldehyde (which is a known carcinogen. And yeah – carcinogen = cancer) I mean, they gave this shampoo to me in the hosptial after ALL my babies were born.

I actually just saw a commercial about this product last night and it really made me sick to my stomach . I chose not to even give my babies a bath at the hospital because I learned the stuff they come out with is to beneficial for their health! I actually didn’t even sponge bath Aleena for a week after she was born.
Basically I DID know that this product they recommend at the hospital was tear-free due to a chemical they put it. Furthermore, this company KNEW for years that they were putting formaldehyde in baby products. And after it was brought to light, they reformulated for EUROPE. To fit into EUROPE’S standards. But not for American babies. Do not get me started on the ethics of a company that does that. http://time.com/4239561/johnson-and-johnson-toxic-ingredients/

I also had no clue that hand sanitizer was not nearly as safe as all of the doctor’s offices that have it out on the counter at check-in lead you to believe. There are schools all over the country that no longer have kids wash hands before they eat lunch. Instead? They get a hand squirt instead. And then eat food. With their fingers that are now covered in chemicals. And the FDA (which hasn’t reviewed hand sanitizer in 25 years — like seriously. WHAT?!?) is starting to wonder if it’s really safe to use that much hand sanitizer. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/30/2016-15410/safety-and-effectiveness-of-consumer-antiseptics-topical-antimicrobial-drug-products-for

 

The same goes for antibacterial soap – except in this case, the FDA has actually already found many ingredients to be unsafe and has tightened regulations on those who produce it. https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm517478.htm
Do not be fooled by brands that claim ‘Organic’, ‘Free and clear’, ‘Gentle’, or even ‘All Natural’. I used to buy some of the ‘naturally leaning’ and ‘organic’ brands. I thought I was doing pretty well! Until I started scanning the products in my bathroom. And was FLOORED. (Go google “greenwashing”)
Those ‘safe’ brands I thought I was getting? The ones we had used for years? The ones I used as a kid? NOPE. Not so safe. They are full of known carcinogens and known hormone disrupters. Is my family’s health not worth a little bit of extra money on soap? On toothpaste? Is my peace of mind really not worth my time spent ensuring our bathroom isn’t a zone of toxins?

A lot of people hear us “fancy hippies” talk about chemicals, preservatives, healthy eating, toxins, free radicals, food dyes, natural living, being green, etc. and they flip the channel/keep on scrolling. I challenge you friends – don’t ignore it. Be informed. Take control of your health and wellness as much as possible.
Download an app like “Think Dirty” or “EWG” and get scanning. Your kids deserves better. YOU deserve better. Your peace of mind deserves better.

I have posted my Chapstick Recipe here!

Think Dirty App and educate yourselves

I’m not a judgmental person and I’m not perfect. I truly know every mom is trying their best! On my own journey of trying my best to live a more natural, toxic free lifestyle I’ve come across some things that not only make me upset but confuse the crap out of me! 
I call this post “I love my friends and want them to be as healthy as possible!”  
That’s why I do what I do and educate people on living a chemical-free lifestyle.
This Susan G. Koman “brand” perfume is called Promise Me. Oh, but what a broken promise it is! Not only is it a 10 out of 10 on the toxic scale, but it earned that for an ingredient, Toulene, that is a KNOWN CARCINOGENIC for BREAST CANCER!  
Why do they do that?!?! 😑😀😫 So many products on the market shelves today (read majority) have chemical hormone disruptors and then we wonder why our hormones are out of whack. And our hormones, well, they affect almost everything.  
Did you know the top 4 sunscreen ingredients cause cancer? Yeah, that feeling you’re having right now – it’s called betrayal. And Tamiflu…it causes flu-like symptoms and worse. These are just some of the things that pushed me out of the conventional mindset bandwagon.
Everyone should have this Think Dirty App.