Thieves Premium Starter Kit

Hello again! If you have found this page it is because you are interested in the Thieves line. The Thieves Premium Starter Kit is out of this world and perfect if you are wanting to overhaul your home. Get rid of those nasty, cancer causing chemical filled cleaning and home products and replace them with Thieves!

Thieves is life changing and Young Living makes it so easy! Trying to find products that work that don’t have all the crap we want to avoid is hard! Until you meet the Thieves line. Stop searching. You have found the answer to all your needs. Clean your whole house and take care of yourself with the all natural Thieves line. If you’re ready to purchase your Thieves Premium Starter Kit click here!

What comes in the thieves premium starter kit?

Two Condensed Thieves Household Cleaners:

One bottle of this condensed formula of Thieves Cleaner can make 14 spray bottles(30 ounces) and each bottle would cost you less than a dollar. This is because of the discounted price of this Starter Kit. Read all about this cleaner on my blog post Ditch and Switch: Household Cleaners.

Two Thieves Foaming Hand Soaps:

The best hand soap I’ve ever used. Cleansing, moisturizing, and lasts forever. I don’t even have to use a full pump.

Two Thieves Waterless Hand Purifiers:

I never have liked hand sanitizers. They gave me migraines and dried out my hands. Not this one! I always keep this in my purse. Some of the hand soaps in public restrooms are the worst. Can you say “Tricolsan, Sodium laureth sulfate, Fragrance, Yellow number 5, and Red number 4”. What I say to that, “No thanks”.

Two Thieves Spray

Like having the Thieves Household cleaner on the go! Another item to keep in your purse. Handles for the grocery cart, cleaning your keyboard at work, and even spraying the handle when someone sick leaves your office.

Thieves Mouthwash and Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste

Tell the alcohol and flouride goodbye. Don’t worry, you won’t miss them. If you want to, google Flouride Neurotoxin to find out for yourself.

15mL Thieves Essential Oil

The amazing oil that started it all! Check out the history and the many uses for Thieves on this blog post: Featured Oil of the Week Thieves.

Stress Away Essential Oil with Roller Top

Stress away is a bonus oil that comes with this kit. It smells heavenly! First thing you should do when you open this kit is put that roller top on and start rolling! Roll it on your wrists and your jaw line.

Two NingXia Red Samples

Yummy, antioxidant super power juice! Well, almost. This amazing stuff is made from the wolfeberry or gofi berry, which has an amazing amount of antioxiandant power, amino acids, and fatty acids. Check out this article on the berry itself. I drink it every single day.

Sample EO Packets

So you can try out some of Young Living’s most popular Essential Oils!

Plus, Ten Mini Oil bottles for sharing

 

Thieves is an amazing thing. It has changed the way I live my life. It has completely overtaken my house and I couldn’t be happier about it. Chemicals in my bathrooms? Nope. Chemicals in my toothpaste. Not anymore. Chemicals in my cleaners? Heck no. Chemicals in soap? Nah.

Ditch the chemicals and switch to Thieves! Are you ready? It’s never been easier to switch to an all natural lifestyle.

If you are ready to make the switch, click here.

 

There is also an Oils Premium Starter Kit that has essential oils, including Thieves EO, and a diffuser. It is another way of starting your path to a healthier lifestyle. Click to check it out.

Please contact me if you have any questions! I am more than willing to help. Subscribe to this blog for more posts on how to use Essential Oils to live naturally. Thank you for tuning in.

Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

Featured Oil of the Week: Tea Tree

A hoard worthy oil. I probably have at least 3 unopened bottles of Tea Tree because the idea of not having it is unacceptable to me. I love my Tea Tree Essential Oil(EO) and it is one of the oils I have on my person at all times. I use it for many reasons but there is one in particular that is the main cause of my emotional attachment.

Uses for Tea Tree essential oil:
  • Add one drop on top of your Thieves Aromabright toothpaste and brush away! Tea Tree is excellent at supporting gum, tooth, and mouth health. Do this about once a week in addition to your regular routine.
  • Use in a scalp rinse to promote a healthy scalp. Pour about 3 oz of witch hazel in the bottom of a small spray bottle and add 20 drops Tea Tree EO, 20 drops Rosemary EO, and 20 drops Cedarwood EO. Fill with water. Spray on scalp. Do not wash out. If you can leave it overnight!
  • Supports healthy skin! Use diluted to help keep your skin healthy, anywhere on your body.
  • Mix with Beeswax and Lemon EO to create your own cuticle cream! Or for a liquid, use sweet almond carrier oil instead.
  • Fall changing of weather- Apply two drops of Tea Tree EO and one drop of Oregano EO in a palm full of coconut oil and apply to the bottoms of your feet to help support a healthy immune system. Put socks on to keep it in place!
  • Diffuse to scrub the air and help you breathe cleaner
  • Drop two drops in your laundry to give it a boost, perhaps when you wash the dog bed or wash sheets after someone has been sick
  • Clean mold in your home/shower/etc by ‘bumping’ your Thieves cleaner with Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • FAVORITE USE for Tea Tree EO: Dab under my nose to prevent smells like perfumes from entering my nose. This may seem strange but for me it works and I know of others who have used it successfully this way. That is how I learned about it. I am extremely sensitive to smells. That may seem counter-intuitive to the fact I’m telling you I dab Tea Tree EO right under my nose because Tea Tree is a hella strong smelling oil. BUT Essential Oils are natural and don’t give me migraines. Fake smells that have synthetic perfumes and smells in them give me some of the worst migraines I get. I can smell that lady three isles down who can no longer smell her own perfume so she sprays 5 sprays so she can, okay. I hate it. Now that I have my oils, when I smell anything synthetic I rip out my Tea Tree as fast as I can and put it under my nose. I always, always have Tea Tree on me at all times.
  • Second Favorite Use: It goes in my all natural deodorant recipe! Don’t worry I will be sharing my recipe on here soon. Subscribe so you don’t miss it!

 

Thank you for reading! On this blog we talk about all things essential oils and yoga, plus a little more. Sharing the oil love is my passion, not just my job. If you are interested in using Essential Oils you can contact me with questions or check out this post. Or both!

Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

 

Ready for Fall? Diffuser Recipes

I live in Phoenix and I’ll tell ya what…. I am READY for fall. Which means I am changing up my diffuser recipes to say Welcome Fall!

Many of us go for candles or scented items when fall comes around. Unfortunately, those synthetic fragrances are terrible for you! Just terrible. I know, I know…For some of you, you will want to deny that and stay ignorant to the truth because you LOVE your scents.

Well I have the solution! Well technically Young Living does. Diffusing Essential Oils can give you the smell you want without all the harmful chemical side effects. Plus you and your entire household will benefit from the essential oils in the air! Bonus! Ditch and switch baby.

Recipes for Fall: Pin the photo to Pinterest for easy reference!

 

Try them out and switch up your normal diffuser recipes. Mix and match oils until you get one you LOVE. That is one thing I love about oils, you can experiment and find exactly what you love and they will benefit your overall well being while making your home smell amazing.

Subscribe to this blog for more Essential Oil posts, Ditch and Switch posts, and yoga posts. Please get in touch with me through the Contact Me page if you have any questions. I am always happy to help.

Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

 

Before starting your journey with Essential Oils(EOs) please do more research and have someone experienced with EOs help you out. If you do not have anyone you know with EO experience, you can message me through the Contact Me page. If you are ready to get started with essential oils check out this blog post.

Much of the information within my essential oil posts I have learned in my course study with The School for Aromatic Studies and from personal usage.

Premium Starter Kit

What is the Premium Starter Kit?

A kit put together by Young Living to make it easy, and cheaper, to get started using Essential Oils. And not just dip your toes in. Really get your feet wet and start using Essential Oils. Click on any of the images to read more about that one item!

What does the Premium Starter Kit come with?

11 5mL bottles of Essential Oils-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A diffuser of your choice-

2 samples of Ning-Xia Red(size that comes with kit are the packets shown) –

One Roller Fitment (turns a bottle into a roller bottle!) –

Sample packets (you get two of each) –

Plus, you get 10 mini bottles for sharing or traveling.

Ready to jump in? Click here!
why you should jump in with both feet…

Young Living has the highest quality Essential Oils out there. There are plenty of people out there that will argue with me but I have done my research. AND I use them every single day and they work. They really work. It still to this day blows my mind how well the work. For more info on why Young Living click here.

The Premium Stater Kit is how I first got started using Essential Oils and I truly believe it is the best way to start. It gives you enough, but not too much, to really get your feet wet and start learning how to use Essential Oils to better your life. It not only gives you everything you need to get started on a healthier path, it packages it all up together to give you a cheaper price. Depending on the diffuser you pick, you will spend less than 180 bucks total. You get everything mentioned above and a membership with Young Living with no commitments.

The membership with Young Living gets you wholesale pricing without having to commit to purchasing anything further. You can order your kit, be a member, and never order again. Even though you have zero commitment to order again, you most definitely will  but it will be because you love your oils and how they are changing your life. When you do order again, you will pay the wholesale cost.

Zero commitment membership + wholesale pricing = newfound health and wellness.

The Premium Starter Kit is the way to go or I wouldn’t recommend it. All my peeps get started this way and not one has regretted it. I love my job because instead of selling a product just to make a living, I am spreading health and wellness to my NamastayOiled community. Are you ready to start using essential oils? Click here and join me on the oil train. A train where community means everything, you get a real life person to answer your questions, and we prioritize real health and wellness. You’re worth it and so are the oils.

A Note on the Vitality Line

The Vitality line with Young Living are Essential Oils labeled for dietary use. They are the bottles above with the white labels. Young Living came out with this line because the FDA regulated that essential oil companies cannot put Aromatic, Topical, and Internal uses on the same label. That is when the vitality line was born. All vitality oils through Young Living are labeled for internal use. You can put these oils in your water, Lemon EO yes please! You can use these oils in cooking or they can be taken in a capsule.

Please, please read your label if you do not use Young Living. Not all oils are created equal and many state on the label do not consume or for external use only. Others even state not for topical use! Yikes. For more on this topic check out this blog post here and scroll down to Essential Oil grades.

Get on the oil train with me here! 

 

Subscribe to this blog for more Essential Oil posts, Ditch and Switch posts, and yoga posts. Please get in touch with me through the Contact Me page if you have any questions!

Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

 

Much of the information within my essential oil posts I have learned in my course study with The School for Aromatic Studies and from personal usage.

Featured Oil of the Week: Peace and Calming

Peace and Calming is a blend of essential oils that is loved in my household. Especially by my pup Nala. She loves her Peace and Calming.

  • Diffuse 3 drops at night or drop one drop on the bottoms of your feet to support healthy sleep
  • Roll on wrists for calming when you need it most
  • Use a diffuser necklace to diffuse while out and about
  • Drop 3 drops Peace and Calming Essential Oil in Epsom salt, pour into a hot bath and enjoy the peace and calming
  • Drop one drop on your dog’s collar or drop one drop in your hand, rub your palms together, and then pet your dog’s back
  • Diffuse during meditation and while practicing yin or restorative yoga
Ingredients
  • Tangerine
  • Orange
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Patchouli
  • Blue Tansy

Check it out on the Young Living Blog here! Get yourself some Peace and Calming and find out why this is one of Young Livings most popular oils!

Subscribe to this blog for more Essential Oil posts, Ditch and Switch posts, and yoga posts. Please get in touch with me through the Contact Me page if you have any questions or click here if you are ready to jump on the oil train!

Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

Before starting your journey with Essential Oils please do more research and have someone experienced with EOs help you out. If you do not have anyone you know with EO experience, you can message me through the Contact Me page.

Much of the information within my essential oil posts I have learned in my course study with The School for Aromatic Studies and from personal usage.

Oils 101- 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Using Essential Oils

Hello there! There are a few things that I have learned over the last few years by using Essential Oils(EO). The more I use them, the more I learn. In this post I will share some of the tips and tricks I have learned that I wish I knew when I first started using Essential Oils!

  1. First Rule- Do NOT put EOs in eyes or ears. Just don’t do it. Ever. Around your ear- good. Around your eye bone- good. Not inside.
  2. Plastic and Essential Oils don’t mix. If you want to add a drop of Lemon Vitality* EO (or any other vitality line EO) to your water or drink, it needs to be in a glass or stainless steel cup. You might say well…how come diffusers are made out of plastic then? Diffusers are made from a specific grade of plastic that will not deteriorate with Essential Oil use. Your average cup is not made from this quality of plastic. BPA free plastic doesn’t count. Don’t put your oils in those either.
  3. Start Low and Slow: When you just start out with using Essential Oils, start Slow (diluting them 50/50 with a Carrier Oil) and then apply the combo Low (to the bottoms of your feet).  Even though Essential Oils and Carrier Oils are both called oils, they are very different. A Carrier Oil is a fatty oil, not derived by the distillation process, and most people are familiar with them. You can find fatty oils in your kitchen- Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, etc. Carrier Oil Options to get you started: 
  4. Don’t touch the top of the dropper. Skin cells and particles, called epithelials, will get inside the bottle and lower the effectiveness and frequency of the oil. Hold the dropper sideways until oil drops out. No need to shake the bottle to get oil out, you’ll just end up wasting your EOs! If you’re saying, “Wait a minute! What about roller bottles? Those touch your skin.” Yes they do! Make sure you make small batches of roller bottles that you will use within about a month. Clean your bottle and start over. You don’t have to do this….BUT try making a roller bottle out of clear glass one time and see how the color changes after a couple weeks. You will be able to see little floaties too, depending on the color of the essential oil. Perhaps then you’ll see my point. It’s like drinking the last of the water your toddler was just drinking out of…. Bleh.
  5. Always store your bottles right side up. This will prevent oil from leaking into the cap and causing them to stick. If you want a few oils in your purse I recommend getting a little soft case to carry them with you.
  6. Don’t over-tighten your bottles. If you’re storing bottles right side up you don’t need to worry about tightening tightly. This can cause the caps to break. Not good!
  7. Where to apply topically? It will depend on the EO you are using. Good places to start are:
    1. bottoms of your feet (look up vitaflex points)- any and all oils can be used in this way for any and all uses!
    2. tummy- apply in a clockwise motion for supporting your digestive system
    3. back of your neck and down the spine- great for sleeping or anything related to supporting your nervous system
    4. lymph nodes on your neck- great for supporting multiple systems including endocrine and immune
    5. wrists- similar to applying to neck area, I love to put oils I want to use aromatically on my wrist because I get whiffs of the oil throughout the day. Side Note- why do you think women put perfume on their neck and wrists? The perfume is absorbed into the circulatory system making you smell more like the perfume. Instead of using perfume in this way(it’s poison!), use your Essential Oils in this same way to, not only smell good, but have the essential oils absorb into your system! If you haven’t read one of my Ditch and Switch blog posts about ditching chemicals and switching to safer alternatives, it talks about how our skin is a sponge absorbing whatever we put on it. Check it out here!
  8. Start diffusing All The Time! Seriously. When first starting out you may not know what to use for everything. Diffusing everyday will give the benefits of Essential Oils to everyone in your home! Easy peasy.
  9. Keep reading about them and ask questions. Subscribe to this blog so we don’t loose touch and be informed about new educational blog posts just like this one! Education and sharing the oil love is a main goal on this blog. I always keep it real and try to avoid fluff you don’t need to know. Another great resource I always tell people is go follow The Human Body and Essential Oils on Facebook. Jen is a wealth of knowledge and many things I know I learned from her!
  10. And finally, just start using them! The more you use them, the more you’ll learn what you love. And then you’ll start ditching and switching products left and right!
*The Vitality line with Young Living are Essential Oils labeled for dietary use. Please, please read your label if you do not use Young Living. Not all oils are created equal and many state on the label do not consume or for external use only. Others even state not for topical use! Yikes. For more on this topic check out this blog post here and scroll down to Essential Oil grades.

Subscribe to this blog for more Essential Oil posts, Ditch and Switch posts, and yoga posts. Please get in touch with me through the Contact Me page if you have any questions or click here if you are ready to jump on the oil train!

Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

Before starting your journey with Essential Oils(EOs) please do more research and have someone experienced with EOs help you out. If you do not have anyone you know with EO experience, you can message me through the Contact Me page.

Much of the information within my essential oil posts I have learned in my course study with The School for Aromatic Studies and from personal usage.

Featured Oil of the Week: Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil! If you would like to find out some of the amazing uses of Lemon EO you have found the right place!

 

  • add one drop of Lemon Vitality* to your water for a refreshing, detoxifying kick (use only glass or stainless steel. I love my hydroflask for this reason!)
  • diffuse 3 drops of each: lemon, peppermint, and lavender to help support your respiratory system (whenever I vacuum my house, or whenever the seasons change, I make sure this blend is going!)
  • diffuse with a variety of other oils to help uplift your mood and cleanse the air. It goes great with anything! Some of my favorites to pair Lemon EO with are:

  • de-stick stuff! Apply a couple drops of Lemon EO to get stickers off of items. If you have ever washed a shirt with a sticker on it, gum in your kids hair, sticker on your nice wood floors…. Lemon EO to the rescue! (but not on plastic!! read below)
  • create a cleaning paste with Thieves Household cleaner, baking soda, and Lemon Essential Oil
  • drop a couple drops down your garbage disposal to de-stink
  • Yogi Tip- love warm lemon water in the morning? Try a drop of Lemon Vitality EO instead! It has all the benefits, if not more, that lemon juice has without any of the acidity! Save your enamel and use Lemon Essential Oil instead. Check out this post from the Young Living Blog here.
  • add one drop of Lemon Vitality EO to your favorite lemon recipes! (Think- Lemon Bars, Chicken Piccata, or Lemon Vinaigrette for salad)
  • add one drop of Lemon Vitality EO to your Sprite and Vodka, to your Lemonade and Vodka, to your Gin and Tonic, or any other beverages you would add a lemon squeeze to!
  • wash you strawberries or blueberries in a bowl of water and add one drop of Lemon Vitality. Cleaner fruit and helps it stay fresh longer!
  • use on clothes as a stain remover
  • create a blemish stick to help with oil production with Lemon and Carrot Seed EO
  • create a weight management capsule to support healthy weight. Start with one drop of each: Lemon, Peppermint, and Grapefruit Vitality EOs in a capsule. Take it twice a day. Increase slowly to a maximum of 3 drops of each. Take every day. Consistency is key with this one.

If you’re already a lover of Lemon Essential Oil, you must try Jade Lemon EO! It smells amazing and I love diffusing it. Definitely add it to your must have list.

  1. Tip – don’t put Lemon EO on plastic. Just don’t do it. If you are drinking the vitality line always use glass or stainless steel, never plastic. Don’t remove a sticker from plastic. Any natural items or surfaces will be fine.
  2. Tip – Lemon EO, along with other citrus EOs, has a degree of photosensitivity. This means you do not want to use Lemon EO before spending time in the sun. Even if you are using it internally this photosensitivity can still occur; it is not just if you put it on your skin. Please be aware of your own body and take responsibility for your health. Start slow with EOs. I drink Lemon EO all the time in my water and spend time in the sun. That is about one to two drops of a citrus EO in a day. I have never had a reaction in the sun because of my use of EOs.

*The Vitality line with Young Living are Essential Oils labeled for dietary use.

Subscribe to this blog for more Essential Oil posts, Ditch and Switch posts, and yoga posts. Please get in touch with me through the Contact Me page if you have any questions or if you are ready to jump on the oil train click here!

Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

Before starting your journey with Essential Oils please do more research and have someone experienced with EOs help you out. If you do not have anyone you know with EO experience, you can message me through the Contact Me page.

Much of the information within my essential oil posts I have learned in my course study with The School for Aromatic Studies and from personal usage.

Oils 101 – What are Essential Oils

Welcome to Oils 101! This will be another regularly occurring series on this blog where we will discuss how Essential Oils can add to your health and wellness! A question I get asked often is “What are essential oils?” More than ever before people are hearing the term essential oil. Essential oils are even available at your local stores. In this post I will be outlining what essential oils are and the grades of essentials oils.

Essential Oils 101
Essential Oils 101

Essential oils(EO) are tiny molecules that are found in plants and those molecules are extremely small and light. I would encourage you to look up essential oils and the blood brain barrier. You can check out this article by David Stewart, Ph.D.,R.A. by clicking here. With essential oils being extremely lightweight, they are categorized as volatile. This doesn’t mean they are going to explode. It means that because they are so lightweight they literally jump into the air. That is why when you open a bottle of EO you can smell it from across the room; the molecules are literally jumping into the air and you are breathing them in!

Essential oils move throughout a plants circulatory system and many people call essential oils the life blood of a plant. They are similar to how our blood, and the things it in, help to keep us healthy. Essential oils can have many different purposes within a single plant and essential oils differ from plant to plant. Some of the main purposes of essential oils are:

  • to attract pollinators
  • Allelopathy- preventing plant competitors from growing in the area
  • to defend themselves against insects and other animals
  • to protect themselves from microbes, bacteria, and fungi
Extraction

How essential oils are collected from plant materials and the part of the plant collected from varies from plant to plant. The 2 main ways EOs are extracted from plants are:

  • Steam Distilling: The most prevalent way EOs are extracted from plant material. EOs are extracted through highly controlled steam and pressure. The process Young Living uses is an exact science that varries based on the plant to ensure the most therapeutic grade EO is extracted.
  • Cold Pressing: Used for many of the citrus EOs by cold pressing the rind of the fruit in order to extract the essential oils. Cold pressing is essentially squeezing the EOs out of the rind. Citrus EO are not extracted from the pulp or juice.
Grades

There are 4 grades of EOs today:

  1. Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils (pure, plant produced essential oils containing all desired therapeutic compounds)
  2. Natural Organic and Certified Essential Oils (may not contain any or just a few therapeutic compounds)
  3. Extended or Altered Essential Oils (fragrance grade)
  4. Nature Identical or Synthetic Essential Oils (created in a labaratory)

Chemists can synthetically copycat the constituents of a pure essential oils in a lab. These oils may even be labeled as 100% pure therapeutic essential oils. BUT there are no laws regulating the definitions behind those terms. “CPTG®: Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” is actually a copyrighted trademark that is owned by a company and not an actual certification given by an outside quality review board. It is a marketing term owned by one company with the goal of making money. Another one is “Certified Pure PharmaGrade – CPPG™”. Let that sink in. There is no certification given by an outside quality review board for an essential oil company to put on their label 100% pure therapeutic grade. And no other oil company could use their exact trademark or copyright. That is why I listed two different ones here. One can’t use the other’s. That makes trusting companies much more difficult to do. 

Essential oil health and wellness

Organic labels have some merit to them but not as much as you’d think. Young Living doesn’t put the Organic label on their products because it actually would be a down grade for them. The only way you can know for sure you are getting the best grade of oils is to see it with your own eyes. Seeing the seed the company puts in the ground to seeing the seal they place on the bottle. You can go to Young Living farms and experience the entire process. They aren’t diluting EOs to make extra dough. You can go see it with your own eyeballs. If you don’t believe me go see another company’s farm….oh wait, you can’t!

I also know they hold their standards extremely high and never cut corners because products go out of stock. If a company was operating solely to make money they would never, ever let a product go out of stock. Young Living has ethics, okay peeps. They would rather have a product go out of stock in order to ensure that their crops are sustainable and their therapeutic qualities are never compromised. That is the kind of company I trust and I find that no matter what industry most companies are not as transparent as Young Living is.

It is important you trust the company you use to uphold standards within their company, since no third party is currently doing it for them. If you are buying Essential Oils from your local health food store and your goal is to use them to increase your health, you won’t see good results. Synthetic and altered essential oils can be harmful to your body and health instead of beneficial. They aren’t any different than the chemical filled products you are trying to replace them with.

The main reason I use Young Living oils is because of the action they perform. They work. It is truly amazing. I use YL Essential Oils every single day to increase my health and wellness. I hope this summary helped you understand the basics of essential oils and why it is important to use a brand you trust! I’m not claiming to be all knowing either so research for yourself. And keep tuning back into this blog for more Essential Oil posts! You can subscribe so you don’t ever miss a post wink wink.

Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

Before starting your journey with Essential Oils please do more research and have someone experienced with EOs help you out. If you do not have anyone you know with EO experience, you can message me through the Contact Me page. If you are ready to get started using Essential Oils click here.

Much of the information within my essential oil posts I have learned in my course study with The School for Aromatic Studies and from personal usage.

Featured Oil of the Week – Thieves

For the LOVE of Thieves! This oil right here is why I got hooked on Essential Oils! Peppermint might have been my first love but Thieves is life. 100% die hard, head over heals, will never be without, hooked. Dead serious.

So, let’s get in to it! Let us start with the story of the name behind Thieves, because if you are unaware the name Thieves might throw you. But yes, it is Thieves like thief. Thief of my heart…. Okay that was lame. Moving on.

Rewind! Circa 15th century. The Black Plague is rampant.  Everyone around you is dying. Great fun right. There was a group of 4 thieves who took advantage of the situation. They were robbing the dead and not catching the black death! They were supposedly apothecaries that would arm themselves with a concoction of vinegar, herbs, and other spices in order to not catch the plague. The story varies based on the storyteller but the consensus is that one way or another (whether they offered to give up their recipe or the judge ordered them to give it up rather than be sentenced to death) they gave up the recipe. And Thieves EO is inspired by that recipe! If this story really interests you because 1. you like history or 2. you’d love to argue with me, there are a couple books that talk about these thieves that you could read. And no, I won’t argue with you. Everyone is entitled to their opinion about stories from hundreds of years ago.

No matter the version of the story, I LOVE Thieves EO in real present time!

Some of the amazing reasons why I love Thieves EO-

  • Diffuse Thieves solo in your cold water diffuser to scrub the air of your home. Do it often.
  • Dilute in carrier oil and apply to the bottoms of your feet to help support a healthy immune system. Bump it with some Oregano EO when seasons change is coming. Dilute more for children
  • Add one drop of Thieves Vitality* to a spoon full of Honey and stir into hot tea. Your throat will go ooohhh, aaaahhhhh (if you aren’t used to it, you might not enjoy the taste. It will be worth it though)
  • Add a few drops of Thieves Vitality to a capsule, fill the rest with carrier oil and take to help support healthy immunity (If you’re a seasoned oiller, do one drop sublingual, under your tongue)
  • Add a few drops in your dishwasher, especially when someone in your house is sicky

*The Vitality line with Young Living are Essential Oils labeled for dietary use.

Some of the other amazing Thieves Young Living products I cannot live without (I will do an entire Ditch and Switch post about these products in the future!)-

  • Thieves Household Cleaner
  • Thieves Hand Purifier
  • Thieves Toothpaste
  • Thieves Mouthwash
  • Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
  • Thieves Dish Soap
  • Thieves Fruit and Veggie Cleaner

I would have to say that Thieves EO and NingXia Red(a YL supplement) are the two health and wellness products that have made the biggest difference since starting my journey. I can feel the difference when I use them and especially when I don’t use them.

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Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

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Much of the information within my essential oil posts I have learned in my course study with The School for Aromatic Studies and from personal usage.

FriDiary – Cleansing with Essential Oils

Hello Again! FriDiary will be a regularly occurring post on this blog, although it won’t be every Friday. This Friday’s Diary will be about the cleanse I am currently doing! I am on a strict gluten free diet BUT just because someone is gluten free doesn’t necessarily mean they are healthy. And I have been slipping lately. Like eating bad food way too often. I’m human. But because of this I haven’t been feeling so hot. The worse I feel, the less I do yoga, and the worse I feel. It’s a vicious circle. So I decided to do a gentle cleanse with Young Living Cleansing Trio and essential oils. After all…..

“All Disease Starts in the Gut” – Hippocrates

 

There is more and more research coming out about how important gut health is. I guess Hippocrates knew what the heck he was talking about. The Cleansing Trio is geared towards gut health and stimulates your digestive system. I am in no way a gut expert. I have only begun research so please do not think I am claiming to be an expert here. Once I started reading about leaky gut that is when I decided I wanted to do a cleanse, especially because I have been failing on the food front lately.

The Cleansing Trio is a set of three supplements by Young Living that work well together: Comfortone, ICP, and Essentialzyme. Young Living states that this kit cleanses your system and eliminates waste.

I started off with Comfortone by taking one pill in the morning and one at night for two days and then increased to two pills morning and night. I did really well about staying on top of this! After about a week of this I added in ICP and started to drink it once a day (….except for the whole it was my birthday on a weekend and didn’t follow this at all…..oh well! It still has been working!) ICP is a powder that you add to water(or juice) and drink. It doesn’t taste great so I plug my nose and chug. It isn’t the worst and some people even like it. It is just very earthy. The packaging states to drink it right away after you mix it with liquid because if it sits too long it becomes thick. The goal is to keep taking the Comfortone and start drinking ICP 3 times a day….but I am horrible at structure. Even with me failing to drink it as often as it says I still am feeling a difference! At the same time that I started taking the ICP, I started taking Essentialzyme on an empty stomach about an hour before each meal. Except for breakfast because I eat right when I get up most of the time. They say taking this on an empty stomach is the most beneficial way to take it.

Throughout the entire process I have upped my water intake quite a bit. My goal is 88 fluid ounces a day. I haven’t been hitting my goal every day but I’ve been doing pretty good. When I am not doing a cleanse I shoot for about 60 ounces a day. The rule of thumb I follow is to drink at least half your body weight in ounces or more, every day. So, half your body weight and the drink that number in ounces every day. That in itself will start to cleanse your system. I have been adding Lemon EO to my water as well. And a few times throughout this cleanse I have taken a capsule with a couple drops of Peppermint EO. 

So far I love this cleanse! It is much more gentle than some of the detoxes and cleanses that are out there(from what I hear, I haven’t ever done a major one). I didn’t feel low energy, like you might from only drinking juice. No hate on a juice cleanse, it just ins’t my style. Especially because I work full time and my metabolism is like a butter bullet. I don’t have time for that right now. I didn’t have any moments where I had a panicked rush to the restroom.  My stomach has definitely been making some crazy noises though. Essentially, it just got things moving and grooving and doing what they were supposed to already be doing! And I suck at following the rules and haven’t been as regular with it as I should be and it still is working! That is what I love about Young Living products- they work with your body and support your body systems. They don’t override your systems or block your neurotransmitters(many prescription drugs do this). They work in harmony with your body to help you naturally feel better. I’m sure if I was better about taking everything how I am supposed to it would work even better. I’m going to work on that for the last half of the cleanse and try to step it up. If you’re the kind of person that can follow structure then 1. this will work great for you and 2. I’m jealous. If you’ve been thinking about doing a cleanse I definitely recommend this one!

Disclaimer- I am not claiming that essential oils or these products treat or cure symptoms. I do believe they work in harmony with your body to support bodily systems naturally.

If you decide to try out this cleanse please read and follow the instructions per Young Living. If you are concerned at all I recommend contacting your doctor.

Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

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