I think there’s something in this water…

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Happy Friday and Happy Independence Day! I hope everyone has a ton of fun plans to celebrate today! I know we do 🙂

Before we all head off to do our fun Fourth of July activities, I wanted to share with you a fun way to use your Citrus Essential Oils!

3074In our house were all about hydration, especially in the summertime! Usually we feel like we’re the weird family with the weird kids…when we go over somebody’s house for dinner or a birthday party our kids are the ones who ask for ice water. They would pick water over any beverage, any day, any season! My husband and I love this. Here’s the thing though, I know a lot of people who don’t like water. This is a totally new concept to me because I love water SO much! By simply adding Young Living essential oils to you water, that dislike for the taste of water will disappear!

I’m sure this will shock all of you but our family loves adding Young Living Essential Oils to our water! You just won’t believe how delicious it is! {*When ingesting essential oils it is very important that you use “100% therapeutic grade essential oils” for that reason this recommendation ONLY pertains to Young Living Essential Oils}

Our favorite oils to “Spike” our water with

  • Grapefruit
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Tangerine
  • Citrus fresh
  • {Peppermint} although not a citrus it is unbelievably refreshing

How to “Spike” a glass of water? It’s easy! Just add a few drops of the Citrus oil of your choice to a glass of water! *remember when it comes to essential oils a little goes a long way! If you want a little bit of a stronger taste add a drop more! The amount you add with probably differ from your spouse or friends because we all have different tastes. For example I like to add 4 drops of Grapefruit essential oil to my water, my hubby prefers 1-2. I would highly recommend starting with 2 drops then going from there! {Tip: If you add too much citrus oil and the taste is too strong fear not…simply transfer to a larger glass and add some more water!}

*Do you struggle with anxiety issues, tummy/intestinal issues or fluid retention? If so adding Young Living Essential Oils to your water may really help you out! I DO suffer from some of these issues and I can tell you firsthand simply drinking a few drops of citrus to my water has changed my system so much!
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Here’s a few things that you need to know about “spiking” your water with the citrus oils from Young Living!

First things first. Like I mentioned above, when ingesting essential oils it is very important that you use “100% therapeutic grade essential oils” for that reason this recommendation ONLY pertains to Young Living Essential Oils. Please DO NOT take a chance.

Next, I’ve heard a lot of people really freak out when they hear you need to always be sure to drink your citrus oils from a glass {not plastic or styrofoam} Their first remark very often is “oh my gosh if it’s going to deteriorate a plastic or styrofoam cup won’t it do that to my insides?!” Rest assured it will not! Our bodies all have petro-chemicals and actually the citrus oils help our bodies detox and flush chemicals.

Always drink from a glass when using citrus oils. This can either be a glass such as a mason jar, a glass tumbler or a glass water bottle.  Did you know that you can even get stainless steel straws?  You can find some of my favorites HERE. Do to the fact that the oils can breakdown plastics and other synthetic materials, it’s always best to use glass or stainless steel.

Citrus oils are just all-around amazing!  I love drinking them because they taste good! They also have a lot of really cool benefits such as

  • Detoxing your body
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Dissolving fat

Win win right?!

Citrus oils are very inexpensive. You only need to add a few drops in a glass of water to get a yummy citrus flavor. Of course you can add more if you would like a stronger taste. {If you would like more information about ordering Young Living Essential Oils, follow the links at the end of this post!}3560

Young Living Citrus Essential oil come from the rinds. This means that they are not acidic and you don’t have to worry about these oils hurting the enamel on your teeth!!

Here’s a few fun tips,
Don’t feel like you only have to use one oil! I LOVE Grapefruit and Lime…unbelievably delicious! My husband loves Orange and Lime & Lemon and Orange! My kids all love Lemon and Lime! The combinations are truly endless! Don’t be shy, make up your own delicious citrus drink! Oh and Peppermint and Lemon or Peppermint and Orange is absolutely delightful!

Citrus oils aren’t just for water! Spike your tea! We have been doing this all summer and we love adding Orange to our sun tea! Grapefruit, Tangerine and Lime are really good in it as well!

So here’s my challenge if you have some Young Living citrus oils start drinking a glass of citrus water in the morning, I think you will be really surprised with how much better your body starts functioning!

**Citrus oils are photosensitive oils so it is best to avoid direct sunlight for 48 hours if using on exposed skin

Do you drink Citrus oils in your water? I’d love to know your favorite!3602

**Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I’m just a mama sharing our family’s experiences this information is based upon my personal research and use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. My recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only.  Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.

Are you interested in becoming a Wholesale Member {a Young Living Membership gets you 24% off retail!} Simply Click “Ready to Get Oily” for a step by step guide to become a Young Living Member!

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Not quite ready? To learn more about Young Living Essential Oils HEREAlso check out the Oil Droppin Mama section here at The Life in Bloom!  Please don’t hesitate with any questions!

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Bergamot & Ylang Ylang Essential Oils – FREE in July!

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190 PV – 1 bottle of Bergamot essential oil (5ml) and 1 bottle of Ylang Ylang essential oil (5ml).

250 PV – 1 bottle of Bergamot essential oil (5ml), 1 bottle of Ylang Ylang essential oil (5ml) and $15 in product credit.

300 PV – 1 bottle of Bergamot essential oil (5ml), 1 bottle of Ylang Ylang essential oil (5ml), $15 in product credit AND 10% back in Essential Reward points.

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Some benefits of Bergamont essential oil

  • Skin Conditions including Eczema
  • Fever, Flu and Cold
  • Fear
  • Over all Mood
  • Anorexia
  • Depression
  • Antibacterial
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Anti-Breast Cancer in lab test

Bergamot has the fresh, sweet, citrus scent that is familiar to many as the flavoring in Earl Grey Tea. Uplifting and relaxing, it is good for building confidence and enhancing your mood. It has a long history of use for oily and troubled skin. It is recommended to be used in a diffuser, applied topically to the temples and forehead or even added to food as a dietary supplement. **Bergamot is a photosensitive oil so it is best to avoid direct sunlight for 48 hours after it is used.  If you are in your doctor’s care, please consult before use. Ingredients: Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ Bergamot essential oil

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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Some of the benefits of Ylang Ylang essential oil

  • Aphrodisiac
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Insomnia
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Acne & Oily Skin

Ylang Ylang has a sweet, soft, flowery fragrance that has made it a romantic favorite. In Indonesia, the petals are often strewn across a marriage bed. Ylang ylang is extremely effective in calming and bringing about a sense of relaxation, and it may help with releasing feelings of anger, tension, and nervous irritability. It has a long history in skin and hair care products, particularly in Asia, where it is used to promote luxuriant hair. It is recommended to be used topically or as a dietary supplement. It’s safe for over 2 years of age. If you are in your doctor’s care or are pregnant, please consult with them first. Ingredients: Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ Ylang Ylang essential oil

$15 Product Credit

If you have an order at 250 (PV) or more, you will receive a $15 product credit from Young Living!  This is used just like cash!  You can use it toward any Young Living product.

10% Back in Essential Reward (ER) Points

To get the 10% back FREEBIE, you must be enrolled in the Young Living Essential Rewards ‘ER’ Program.  It is an OPTIONAL auto-ship program that gives you FREE product regularly and reduced shipping rates. Every time you order you get points! The points are like FREE cash to use on any Young Living products. **note you are still eligible for the other promos even if you are not a part of the Essential Rewards program

You can still take advantage of this monthly promotion if you are a retail customer, but you will not be able to use the 10% back unless you are enrolled in ER.

What’s this “Promotion” stuff all about?

Every month Young Living has a new promotion available if you meet the PV requirements in a single order {this is for retail and wholesale customers!} Not interested in a particular month’s promo? No problem, there is NO obligation to take part in the promotion. However keep in mind that if you are planning on purchasing approximately $190 or more, you can qualify to receive the FREE products!

Ok so first things first! What is “PV”?

PV means simply – ‘Personal Volume’  this is the total volume/amount of products you have purchased. Each of Young Living essential oils have a PV, so basically if an oil is $21.75, more than likely the PV will also be $21.95. Here’s an image of a previous order of mine showing the PV

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**Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I’m just a mama sharing our family’s experiences this information is based upon my personal research and use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. My recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only.  Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.

Are you interested in becoming a Wholesale Member {a Young Living Membership gets you 24% off retail!} Simply Click “Ready to Get Oily” for a step by step guide to become a Young Living Member!

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Not quite ready? To learn more about Young Living Essential Oils HEREAlso check out the Oil Droppin Mama section here at The Life in Bloom!  Please don’t hesitate with any questions!

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Happy Digestion with DiGize!

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In the past I’ve mentioned that my family {myself including} suffers from some pretty significant gastrointestinal issues. Because of this I could not wait to order DiGize!

What is DiGize?
DiGize is a blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise and Patchouli. It helps in promoting a healthy digestive system.

As it happened the day my very first bottle of DiGize arrived my mom stopped by to visit the kids before running her errands (it’s her side of the family that has all the stomach issues) Well, surprise surprise she had an incredibly bad stomachache that was resulting in not only stomach pains but significant nausea. DiGize to the rescue!! I gave her two drops DiGize to apply topically to her stomach. She visited with the kids for about 10 or 15 minutes and then we all left at the same time, she went to go run her errands and we went headed out to our favorite hiking trail! diWe spent two hours on our trail (it was wonderful) when we arrived back to our car in the parking lot I was surprised to find a sticky note on our car window?! How funny…it was a note from my mom!!! (Our hiking trail is right off the main road that you take to get to her house) Here’s the note 🙂

So there we were, day one and my impression of DiGize was already ….AWESOME!!

Like I said I’m a girl with serious hereditary stomach issues, so it wasn’t all that long until I got to try DiGize is for myself…it was actually that night.

I had a serious double over, want to throw up, so nauseated stomach ache that night… Guess what I did? Yep you guessed it, two drops topically on my stomach worked like a charm just like my mama said!

Since that day my husband and I have used DiGize countless times with the same results: bye bye stomachache and nausea! I’m lactose intolerant, DiGize has really helped with all the related issues to that! We’ve used it both topically and internally: *1 drop in a glass of water – Oh and take it from me don’t accidentally dropped two drops in your glass, this stuff although it works fantastic does not taste fantastic {*This is based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils ONLY.  Other oils may not be 100% pure making them unsafe to ingest!}

Oh and did you know that DiGize can soothe itchy mosquitoes bites? Well it does, trust me! I was recently in an area without my repellent and was attacked! The itching was almost unbearable. I rubbed a little bit of DiGize on each bite and the itching stopped almost immediately!!! Who’d a thought huh!

Do you love DiGize? How do you use it? I would love to hear!

**Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I’m just a mama sharing our family’s experiences this information is based upon my personal research and use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. My recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only.  Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.

Are you interested in becoming a Wholesale Member {a Young Living Membership gets you 24% off retail!} Simply Click “Ready to Get Oily” for a step by step guide to become a Young Living Member!

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Not quite ready? To learn more about Young Living Essential Oils HEREAlso check out the Oil Droppin Mama section here at The Life in Bloom!  Please don’t hesitate with any questions!

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Mmmmm Orange!

OrangeHave you fallen in love with Orange essential oil yet? If you haven’t tried it yet you will be surprised how much flavor it adds to your water, your cooking and treats!

Orange Essential Oil helps with skin complexion and wrinkles, boosts your immune system, helps with indigestion, detoxify and balances your body, it helps lift your spirits and it also helps cleanse your colon!!

My husband and I both start our mornings with a *glass of orange water, if you have not tried this it is so incredibly good! It’s really easy just add two or three drops to a glass of water and enjoy! {*This is based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils ONLY.  Other oils may not be 100% pure making them unsafe to ingest!}

I love to add a drop or two to my face cream in the morning, it smells glorious and makes my skin glow!

We also love to diffuse it because of its fresh and uplifting smell! I also just recently read that it helps with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) so we will be sure to always have orange through the winter months!

Our whole family enjoys this oil and one of our favorite treats to add this essential oil to is Orange Creamsicle Smoothies…seriously YUM! These will especially delicious in July when our Pacific Northwest weather realizes it’s summer and it gets HOT! I’ve always loved creamsicles. They are my moms favorite cold treat so I grew up with them always in the freezer, but I’ll be honest until this Orange Creamsicle smoothie recipe it had been a really long time since I had anything Creamsicle. Why? Have you read the ingredients on those packages in the store? Do you understand what you are reading? Yeah, me either! So we never buy them…oh if only we could make them!

Hello Orange Creamsicle Smoothy! This a super easy recipe with only six ingredients!

  • Greek Yogurt – 1 cup (plain) * This is very greek yogurt tasting so if you don’t like Greek yogurt which I know a lot of people don’t you can add regular yogurt or even Almond milk or Coconut milk
  • Orange Juice – 2 cups (organic or fresh squeezed)
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey – 2 or 3 tablespoons
  • Ice – 3 or 4 cups (depending on the consistency you want you can always add more or less)
  • And the star Orange essential oil! {please note that I’m ONLY recommending Young Living}

Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add to your favorite glass and enjoy {let sit for a minute or two} You could even add some whipped cream on top!
*Fun tip – leave out the ice and make yummy homemade frozen Orange Creamsicles!

I have multiple oily smoothie recipes but this is one of favorites!

Don’t forget to add it to your next order!

Already love Orange essential oil? How do you use it I would love to hear!

**Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I’m just a mama sharing our family’s experiences this information is based upon my personal research and use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. My recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only.  Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.

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Kicking up energy with En-R-Gee

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From the moment I heard about En-R-Gee I was intrigued!

What is En-R-Gee? En-R-Gee is a blend of rosemary, juniper, lemongrass, nutmeg, Idaho balsam fir, clove and black pepper. And it does exactly what the name suggests it helps boost energy!

Okay let me be honest here for a second…when I first opened my first bottle of En-R-Gee I did not like the smell I think it. But, don’t worry if you don’t at first. After a few hours it quickly turn into one of my absolute favorite oils! Now it is such a comforting wonderful smell to me! It has become a staple in my husbands and my morning oily routine!

My sweet Hubby works from home which is AAAwesome! He works “Early” east coast hours {ummm yeah we are west coasters} After an incredibly hectic day we didn’t make it to bed until well after midnight…he had to work the next morning, in fact he had a E-A-R-L-Y meeting. When I woke up and went down to the office I expected to find him half awake and DRAGGING. To my utter surprise he was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! He told me that when he woke up he felt like crap and didn’t feel like he got any rest at all 😦 He decided to rub a little En-R-Gee on his temples, forehead, back of his neck and wrists before he headed down to his office to log on. His plan was to log on get everything situated and then close his eye for a little bit in his chair…but…by the time he logged in to his work computer the En-R-Gee had done its magic! He now uses En-R-Gee every morning and cannot imagine his mornings without it!

For me its been just as wonderful. I have been using it in the same way every morning too! Also I like to put a drop on my wrists before our hikes, I love doing this because I can smell my wrists when I need a little pick me up {Our regular trail is pretty long and has some climbing – on hot days it can be a killer!} Similar to my husband’s experience I have been amazed at the ‘magic’ that is En-R-Gee! On particular afternoon I was drained. The kids were napping and having daily ‘quite time’ and I thought I’m going to lay down and just rest for 15 minutes. I decided to diffuse En-R-Gee in the living room. With in a matter of minutes I felt rejuvenated and ready to tackle tasks that early had seem to daunting. I’d call that a En-R-Gee win!

Our Favorite ways use En-R-Gee?

  • When we don’t feel as rested as we like in the morning we both rub En-R-Gee on our temples.
  • I love to diffuse En-R-Gee for me- especially in the afternoon! Especially when I have had an extra crazy morning/mid-morning…Haha who am I kidding that almost every day! I also LOVE diffusing it in the school room!
  • For a little extra get up and go I like to rub En-R-Gee on the bottoms of my feet.
  • My husband likes to use En-R-Gee when he is studying for school (he just started his bachelors/MBA program)
  • If were driving late at night and are starting to get sleepy En-R-Gee really can help late-night driving even better than caffeine.
  • We also have used En-R-Gee to help purify the air in a stinky room or two.

I just can’t even begin to tell you guys how pleased I am with En-R-Gee! It’s absolutely go to oil for our family! My husband wants his own bottle that he can keep in his office!

Have you used En-R-Gee? I love to hear your thoughts on it and how you use it!

**Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I’m just a mama sharing our family’s experiences this information is based upon my personal research and use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. My recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only.  Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.

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Not quite ready? To learn more about Young Living Essential Oils HEREAlso check out the Oil Droppin Mama section here at The Life in Bloom!  Please don’t hesitate with any questions!

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