Why are Young Living oils so expensive?

I get this question a lot. “Why are the oils so expensive? I buy my oils at Shoppers/Bulk barn/…(other store).. which is way cheaper. Why should I buy your oils?”

The first couple of times someone asked me this question, I got angry. Which is ofcoure never a good solution to any argument. Then I changed my approach. First, I noticed that most people who buy the cheap store oils are 100% sure that the oils they buy are great oils. Also, a lot of people use the cheap oils just to have their house smell nice. They use it instead of the candles or other air fresheners because someone told them once that candles are not healthy. They don’t use essential oils or other alternative solutions to create a healthier life. They just go for the smell.

Now I just ask them to use common sense and to read the labels. I ask them if the label says that the product contains is just one ingredient, or if there are multiple added? Does the label give a warning that as soon as you ingest it you’re required to call the poison centre immediately? This would already be a give away that these oils aren’t as pure as they are advertised to be.Of course, I realize that some peoples first intention is not always to create a healthier life. But, I can point out that using oils to freshen up the air is great, but if it includes harmfull chemicals your health could be at risk.

Another approach is asking if they use olive oil for cooking. I use it a lot and try to use the more expensive kind as it tends to be of better quality. To save money, I often wait till it is on sale. Most people agree with me that good quality is indeed expensive. When I tell them that you need 4-8kg of olives (approximately 1000 olives) to make 1 liter of oil and that 1 tree only has olives for 5 liters, they start to understand the reasons for the high cost. I then continue to tell them that the same applies for essential oils. In order to make 15ml of lemon-oil, you need 75 lemons.In order to make 15ml of lavender-oil, you need a 27 square feet field filled with lavender. I try to help them realize that it is impossible to produce pure 15ml Lavender oil for only 3 dollars.

Of course nobody will sign up with Young Living on the spot when I tell them this. But my hope is that next time they reach for that cheap bottle of oil, they will think of me. Then I have atleast accomplished that they will start thinking about their health somewhat. The next time I meet them, I can then talk with them again about changing their lives and living a more healthier lifestyle.

That is my goal for now: Making people more aware about what they can change their live for the better

This blog is based on my own experiences. These are my thoughts. I am not a doctor. 

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Ups and Downs

I am a human being. I am not perfect and I have my ups and downs. Some weeks I have more downs then ups. Some weeks it’s the other way around. I am working hard to create a life with more ups than downs. A life that when the downs enter my life it will only be for a short time.

My entire life I have chosen the easy way out. If someone told me what to do or that I couldn’t do it, I accepted that without questioning the reason why. I just lived my life. Of course sometimes I still tried to do what I wanted, but with the first barrier I backed out and gave up. Or left it for “later”. I think that is called procrastinating.

It took me 50 years to slowly change and to see things differently. A couple of years ago I started working at a company as document controller. Something I had never done before. After barely a year I realized that I was good at it and that I was even better than most of my colleagues. That gave me a great feeling and I realized I could exceed in this job. It wasn’t exactly my dream job and after being let go when the economy went down  I had to find something else.

Faith is like Wi-Fi. It’s invisible but has the power to connect you to what you need – Unknown

It was at that moment that Young Living came into my life. Although it took me some years to realize that a great oppertunity was right in front of me, I started to be really serious only 4 months ago. Slowly I started to learn what I have to do and how I can do it. Slowly I am getting confidence that this is my chance and that I can proof to my past that I’m good in something.

So I will reach my goals this year!!

This blog is based on my own experiences. This is not an advice what you have to do to feel better. This is my experience. I am not a doctor. 

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Toxic products

Did you ever read a label on your skin care products or your shampoo? How many ingredients do you recognize?  Do you know all the other ones, especially the ones with names you can’t even pronounce? Did you ever google them? Better not, because if you google them you also find out what it can do to your body.

I know if you ask Google things related to your health you basically die of a heart attack or cancer. The sad thing Google is probably not far off. Nowadays there are so many chemicals in all the products you use that it must reflect on your health on the long-term. I know that it is not possible to control everything, like air pollution or what’s in your water coming out of the tap. But by reading the labels of all the products you use and not only the food labels you can keep yourself healthier on the long term.

That’s the reason why I choose the Young Living products. They are non-toxic, chemical free products and all plant-based. Going through my house you see the products everywhere. I changed all the cleaning products for Thieves household cleaner. I am using Young Living toothpaste, Young Living hand soap, Young Living Laundry soap, Young Living dish soap, Young Living shampoo, Young Living skin care…. and the list goes on. And of course I use the oils. For my headaches, when we are sick, for muscle and joint pains. And not only we humans are using it, the dogs and horses are under my spell too. The dog has arthritis in his hips and for him I bought some supplements to add to his feed. After a few days I already noticed a difference. It will never be better but he did get some extra years on his lease.

Using these non-toxic, chemical-free, plant-based products is of course not the only thing you have to do to create a healthier life for yourself and family. Food and exercise is extremely important too.

Recently I heard about a lady in the US who started to change her life by changing her food and introducing Young Living products to her household a couple of years ago. Her name is Sarah Harnish. She and her husband and children are not only feeling a lot better and healthier, she also started to share her amazing story with other people and convinced a lot of people to change their lives too. Her Young Living business exploded, she helped an enormous amount of people but now she also has the time to relax and enjoy her life and health again.

This is an audio to listen to from her about her life and why she choose Young Living. Let me know what you think of it.

This blog is based on my own experiences. This is not an advice what you have to do to feel better. I am not a doctor. 

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Hormones

My entire life I have had these monthly problems caused by hormones. For me they are working too good for my body. I know exactly when everything down south is happening. The entire cycle I can follow by paying attention to my moods and my desire for certain food types.

At the end of the month I don’t leave the house for two days and after these two days I need almost a week to get my energy back. In the Netherlands they sell a little jar filled with “appelstroop”. It’s filled with molasses and apple, fulfils my need for sugar and is loaded with the so needed iron I am short on. together with spinach and liver (love that with onions and bacon) I am back to “normal” really fast.

While iron is better absorbed from heme (meat) sources, non-heme (plant) iron is better regulated causing less damage to the body. High iron foods include clams,liver, sunflower seeds, nuts, beef, lamb, beans, whole grains, dark leafy greens (spinach), dark chocolate, and tofu.
Nowadays I also add an oil blend to my regime and I sometimes wonder why I didn’t discovered it 20 years ago. The name of this blend is Dragon Time. Yes the name says enough.
It is a blend of calming and soothing essential oils, including clary sage, which contains natural phytoestrogens – the perfect choice for women’s emotions during special times and needs. Its balancing properties make it a perfect choice for supporting normal, healthy emotions during the female monthly cycle. Dragon Time is recommended for young and mature women. (source Young Living)
It contains the oils:

  • Clary sage
  • Fennel
  • Lavender
  • Marjoram
  • Yarrow
  • Jasmine

For me it takes away the cramps and my body relaxes and recovers just faster and better than before.

So if you have the same problems: bring in the Dragon Time and get rid of the dragon.

 

Familyday in Alberta.

The holiday was first celebrated in 1990. Alberta was the only province to have a statutory holiday in February until Saskatchewan began observing it in 2007.

The holiday was proclaimed by Lieutenant Governor Helen Hunley, on the advice of her premier, Don Getty. Premier Getty said it was important for Albertans to spend time with their families, and that this holiday would emphasize the importance of family values.

Getty faced considerable criticism at the time; many employers felt an additional statutory holiday was an unnecessary financial burden. In response, Heritage Day was downgraded to a civic holiday, meaning employers would not be required to observe it. Under Alberta law, the employer may choose to observe Heritage Day as a general holiday, under which rules applying to general holiday pay will be used.

Text from Wikipedia

Personally I don’t think a father should need a day in the year to be force to spend time with their family. A father should be their for their kids the year round. Make time on regular basis to spend time with their children.

My husband always has been there. From day one he changed diapers. Almost every night he took them to bed. He played with them. He went to school activities. He was always interested in what they did. When I had something to do outside the house and asked him to babysit the children he always corrected me that you can’t babysit your own children. You take care of them no matter what. He still text them or has them on the phone. Plays games with them or is having discussions with them. And he always worked hard too.

So this special day named familyday isn’t different from other days for us. He is building a storage space in the basement, my oldest is gone for the day with her boy friend, my youngest is hanging out in front of the tv. Tonight the 3 of us will have diner together and we will enjoy each other. Be a family.

This can also be a reason to start a business from home. As a mom it is a great way to be home with the kids and still earn some extra (or more) cash. For me number 1 reason is to be able to pay off the mortgage and have a lot of extra money so my husband can retire sooner. Would that not be great? Sometimes I wished I had started with Young Living 10 years ago. On the other hand I still have more than 10 year till I reach the age of retirement so I still have a lot of years to build and keep building my business.

Are you considering working from home? Just do it. I work for a company with a great compensation plan and great products. Investment is minimal. You don’t need to buy yourself in into a franchise. You don’t need childcare. You can do work whenever you want. What more do you want? The only think you really have to do is believe in yourself and go for it.

Just do it and don’t give up!!

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Starting a healthier life

While I was making another blog I just started to think about this. Starting a healthier life. Some people know exactly how to start a healthier life, some people have no clue, most people never thought about it or try to ignore it.

I am on this world already for over half a century and I have done thing to destroy my health but also to get a better health. I didn’t really learn it from my parents how to lead a healthy life. I learned to eat my vegetables and eat fruit. I learned to go to school, to get an education and to learn to take care of myself. Get married and get children (or not). And after a long time your life will end. That’s it. The circle of life. Just do it. Don’t think about it.

Looking around I can see that the way people live is getting worse every decade. More and more people get allergies. More and more people are overweight. More and more people are depressed. More and more people have all kind of diseases like asthma, cancer, etc. Maybe I am wrong. Maybe I just hear more about it because of the present technologie, social media, internet in general. I don’t know. Still I think that humanity is spiralling downward fast.

I hope I still can teach my children that they can always start to improve their life. Starting with Young Living products was for me one of the steps I could make. But of course it’s not only essential oils. Looking after what you eat is important too. Moving more is another one. Gaining muscle and loosing fat.

My father used to be a vet and when he got another dog patient with HD/arthritis in the hips he always gave the same advice. No you don’t get painkillers yet because the dog won’t feel the pain anymore and he will make it worse. First get that dog moving. Get on your bike and have him run next to you. Or start running yourself with the dog. No sudden movements, just straight lines. Just to gain muscles and lose weight. Both will take of the pressure of the joints. And they are good for the dogs’ boss too. People should get that advice too from their doctors.

So what can you do about your food? Eat vegetables. Do you eat 200 gram a day? That is a lot. Do you eat 2 pieces of fruit a day? I normally spread it out over the day and when I finish my lunch and diner I am stuffed. Another one is to start with reducing the amount of meat you eat. Better for the environment too. Years ago I heard that 75 gram of meat a day for somebody who doesn’t excercise is more than enough. So eating that bacon in the morning is fine, eating that sandwich for lunch with ham or beef is fine. Eating that hamburger as diner is fine. Just not all at the same day!! 

Is there more you can do about your food? For sure. Try to avoid the processed food like ham, bacon and cereals. Try to reduce the amount of food where farmers used all these chemicals to have it look beautiful and to keep it looking like that while in the stores. I know it is not always possible to do financial, but be inventive. Eat organic once a week instead of everyday. Go to markets. Go talk to a green farmer. Look around and see what your options are. Reduce your chemical intake.

And then that last dreadful thing. Working out. Did you know you that most people don’t even really have to start working out to lose weight? Go for a 20 minute walk 5 times a week and you are well on your way. And I mean a real walk, a constant walk. A walk which makes you feel warm and even maybe sweat a bit. That would be a great start already.

I know I am not perfect either. I love to run but get busy with other things and it starts to slip. I also love my glass of wine, my chips once in a while and that lovely cookie. I know I am still overweight but I also know that I made a lot of small changes over the year. Changes which not only made me lose 20 lbs, but also keep it off and gain energy. Energy to start my business. To do fun things. And I know, just like starting a business the beginning is difficult. But you can make changes to start small. Bit by bit.

The most important part is that you have to believe in yourself.

Young Living can help you with removing the chemicals out of your cabinets and to eat healthier and get more energy. They helped me to start the change. My health is more and more important to me now I am getting older. I would like to be in my own house till the day I die. Taking care of myself. Instead of living in a nursing home. You should think like that too!

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Diamond

Diamond came to us together with her mom Royal (a papered quarter horse) as a 2 month old foal. Royal was brought to an auction very pregnant and would have been bought by a meat buyer if Bear Valley Rescue had not stepped in. Thinking about it, Diamond would have probably been born at a feedlot and died within a short time. Or slaughtered as horse veal.

Diamond was born within 2 weeks after arrival at Bear Valley Rescue and was named Diamond because of the little diamond she has on the side of her neck. Her birth went very quick thanks to the experienced mom (she used to be a broodmare for 6 years) and Diamond was a healthy foal.

I decided to foster them because that way my foal Cornelia could grow up with a playmate instead of with a couple of older mares and grumpy geldings. And it  is also better for their mental development. It’s kind of like having a child grow up with a couple of grandparents without the contact of children who are the same age. Of course they will grow up anyway but it’s better for their mindset to be with other kids. Same for horses.

Because Diamond was a foal other people started to be interested in her, to adopt her so I decided to adopt her myself so the two of them could stay together. And I am also a sucker for not wanting to take them apart. Just hate to see horse looking for each other for weeks. Calling out for eachother.

Now they can stay together till the day they die and I have an extra horse to ride in the future. Although she will probably be way better in barrel racing then dressage. And in that case we have to find somebody who likes to ride her, because I am too old for that kind of fast-paced sport :-).

Diamonds’ character is great. She is very sweet and easy to handle except with her legs. Two summers ago she got stuck in the barbed wire and ripped open her hind leg. Good thing it was old wire because it broke and didn’t rip her tendons too but is was close. Yes, I am replacing all the barb wire and keep them away from the parts I haven’t replaced yet with electric fence. Unfortunately my mare Gracia has a very high pain level and doesn’t care at all about the shocks she gets. The grass on the other side is greener so she just goes through it. Almost every day I am repairing and replacing the lines.

So her legs are a big no no for people. I had to be very careful to keep the wound clean and twice the vet had to come to sedate her for a big clean up. After weeks the wounds were healed but her idea that we would do something to her legs not. Despite the many touches of her leg she still doesn’t allow it. Lifting her front feed just ends up in her dropping on her knees to get out of my grip.

But we will succeed one day. And then she can finally have a good trim by our farrier.

For now we keep trying and she also will start her training this summer so it will come. She will be one of these golden pony when older which can be handled by everybody even small children.

 

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