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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Balance

Balance in life is important. Not only mentally but also physically. These two go hand in hand. If you are not in balance mentally it will inflict your body. Working out will be difficult, eating the right food will be difficult and because of that cravings will start. And as a result you will feel terrible. Too much sugar is famous for these reactions. And it will only spiral down. Fast.

It is difficult to step out of this spiral and take control of your life again. You see a lot of people start the new year with all these resolutions. Loose weight, get more active. Unfortunately only a few will succeed. Why?

There are a lot of reasons. Lack of support is a big one. Expectations set too high is another one. Not really behind your goals is one. And this is not only with life changes. Starting a new business with Young Living like mine will give you the same problems. After a couple of disappointments you give up. Other people can do it, you are not fit for it. But that’s not true

Coming back to these life changes like loosing weight and starting a healthier life, there is a lot to say about it. You’ll ask experts what you have to do and everybody has something to say. So this is going to be my 2 cents.

Loosing weight is not just two words. It contains a lot more. You have to adapt to a totally new life style. Just jumping in and changing radically doesn’t work. You have to make little changes first. If you are not very prone to the excessive exercising where you sweat like crazy and are exhausted at the end, then don’t do it. It won’t be very healthy for you anyway. Better is to just start moving. Take the dog for a walk for just 10 minutes (longer), park the car as far away from the supermarket as you can, take the stairs instead of the elevator (or just one stairs and the rest with the elevator). Take the stairs going down. Be inventive. Look around what you can do extra.

A step counter is a great way to help you to move just a bit more. Have a look at how many steps you take on a normal day. Keep track of it for a week. Then try to raise these step with 500 or 1000 a day more. 3 Times a week. That will be your first small step. After  a month you know for sure that it has started to be a habit and you can upgrade it to more days a week and/or more steps a day.

And then there is that dreadful food. Biggest mistake a lot of people make is assuming that because they started moving they can eat more. Or take an extra glass of wine. It is setting yourself up for disappointment. Don’t do that to yourself.

Don’t start to eat less drastically either and be hungry all the time. Your body has to adapt to this. Your mind aswell. What you can do is trying to change that snack at 2 o’clock for something healthier. Eat some fruit or vegetables. Drink tea or coffee or water (NOT soda). Or go do something so you have burn those calories. Or set an alarm 2 hours later and make the deal with yourself that this will be the time you can eat it. Most times you don’t really want it anymore.

But even more important DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP IF YOU STILL GRAB THAT UNHEALTHY SNACK.

Your mind is used to eating it, and your mind is very powerful when it comes to preventing changes.

What also helps a lot is getting a journal and write down everything that you eat. Make a habit out of it. Don’t add calories or how much sugar or fat it contains. Not important for now. Just have an honest look at what you eat. It will also give you some insight on where you can make some changes. Keep focused on changing what you eat. Also, don’t look at a scale for some time and don’t expect to lose 2 sizes in one month. It won’t happen.

Young Living can help you with finding your balance too. Especially the US market has a lot of foods, supplements, snacks, etc. which you can use. Oils can help aswell. Keep you focussed and keep you motivated. Google how they can help you. There is so much information out there what you can use. Or you can ask by emailing me and I can send you in the right direction.

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. What I can advice is to visit your family doctor before you start exercising.

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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!!

Curious? Like to know more? Contact me.

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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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