Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The many benefits of diffusing essential oils

Are you using your favorite Young Living essential oils and blends in a diffuser? It’s a wonderful way to make your home or office “smell good,” provide an air of ambiance, or get rid of cooking odors. But there may be other advantages, too!

Diffusing EOs when someone is sick helps to purify the air. Thieves and Purification are good choices for this purpose. Everyone will feel better and it may help prevent the bug from spreading to others.

Many EOs can help you relax and maybe get a better night’s sleep. Try Lavender or Peace & Calming, two of my faves. Start the diffuser a few minutes before
bedtime so your bedroom will smell good even before you retire. The mist can help add a little humidity to the air as well.

Help calm the little ones with soothing EOs. In addition to Lavender and Peace & Calming, try Stress Away, Tranquil or Sleepyize from the KidsScents line.

You all know I’m quite the “oil snob!” I truly believe Young Living is unsurpassed in quality and has the best product line. In my opinion they are the innovators who everyone else tries to copy. But when it comes to diffusers, I’ll let it slide. I’ve loved every one that I’ve purchased from YL (and I have several), and the starter kits that include your choice of diffuser are great deals, but these days you can find them everywhere, including big box stores and online. Just get one! (Or two or three.)

What are your favorite EOs to diffuse?? Please share your faves so we can all try them!



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110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The 2017 Young Living Holiday Catalog Has Arrived!

The Young Living 2017 Holiday Catalog is now available! I’ve looked through the online version and, believe me, there are some great products for the whole family, including your pets. I can’t wait to place my order – and several items will be for ME!

       

(Friendly advice: Order right away as these products are in limited production and tend to sell out quickly! Call or email me any time with your questions or product requests!)


Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 270-5868
www.joycephelpsstephens.com
http://www.facebook.com/JoycePhelpsStephensInc
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Young Living in the news!

Have you noticed lately that Young Living is making waves in mainstream media? These images are just a few examples from this year, and Young Living also documents media mentions on their website. Keep your eyes peeled and let me know where you see Young Living mentioned!

Young Living, the world leader in essential oils!




















Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 270-5868
www.joycephelpsstephens.com
http://www.facebook.com/JoycePhelpsStephensInc
https://www.myyl.com/joycestephens (YLEO#401605)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Benefits of Probiotics

Even if you aren’t taking a probiotic supplement, you’ve probably heard of them.

We need “friendly" or "good" bacteria and fungus in our intestinal system. Probiotics promote the growth of good bacteria and fungus and help destroy unwanted invaders. They support digestive health and our immune system. I don’t consider yogurt a very good source of probiotics because it is usually processed and has sugar for flavor. (And PLEASE don’t eat yogurt with aspartame or another artificial sweetener!!)

Our environment and the overuse of antibiotics dramatically reduces these valuable resources. I like Young Living’s Life 9 formula. Your supplement needs living bacteria and Life 9 has nine strains of living bacteria. It is also free from processing and artificial ingredients. If you feel your gut health (and immune system) need a boost, give Life 9 a try!


Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 270-5868
www.joycephelpsstephens.com
http://www.facebook.com/JoycePhelpsStephensInc
https://www.myyl.com/joycestephens (YLEO#401605)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Palo Santo wood in Ecuador

I visited Ecuador for the first time in June. What a beautiful country – with warm, friendly people!

You probably know that Palo Santo is a Young Living exclusive essential oil. It’s one of my favorites; to me it feels very spiritual, cleansing and protective. One day as I rounded a corner in downtown Cuenca, I smelled a wonderful scent from some wood pieces burning in a small can. A street vendor was selling small packages of the wood, and you could buy a can and the sand, too! A few minutes later it hit me, it was Palo Santo! In Ecuador, they burn the wood pieces for its healing properties and for cleansing spaces.

Of course, I had to buy a package. Now I can use my oil AND also experience Palo Santo as native Ecuadorians do! Have you used Palo Santo? If so, what do you like about it? Let me know on Facebook!

Unfortunately, I was not in the Guayaquil area so I didn’t get to visit the Young Living farm – next time, for sure!!



Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 270-5868
www.joycephelpsstephens.com
http://www.facebook.com/JoycePhelpsStephensInc
www.youngliving.org/joycestephens (YLEO#401605)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sunburn

Summer officially begins this month, so let’s chat about sunburn.

Personally, I like to use Young Living’s LavaDerm Cooling Mist if I get a little too much sun. It cools my skin and helps decrease the redness.

Other suggestions I have seen include diluting one drop of Peppermint oil in a carrier oil (such as YL’s V6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil); apply to affected area to help cool the tissue. It may also help reduce inflammation.

A blend you may want to try is Gentle Baby. I would add more Lavender when using it for this purpose, though.

So, enjoy the sunshine – we need it for Vitamin D and happiness – but keep these ideas in mind if needed.

What do you use for sunburn and skin inflammation? I’d like to hear from you!

 

Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 270-5868
www.joycephelpsstephens.com
http://www.facebook.com/JoycePhelpsStephensInc
www.youngliving.org/joycestephens (YLEO#401605)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Help for Summer Pests

Unfortunately, our beautiful spring and summer weather also brings unwanted pests to deal with. Essential oils can help!
 
To help repel mosquitoes, try Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, or Lemongrass. You can use topically or diffuse like I sometimes do on my patio.
 
I usually apply Purification (blend) to mosquito bites, which takes the itch away quickly and prevents swelling for me. You could also try Tea Tree, Lavender or Peppermint.
 
Other general insect repellents to try are Lime, Lavender, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Geranium, Idaho Tansy, Rosemary, Patchouli, Citronella, or Thyme; and Purification, Thieves, or Melrose blends. As always, use what you have on hand!
 
To repel snakes, try a 50:50 mixture of Clove and Cinnamon Bark oils mixed with water in a spray bottle. Spray the areas you want snake-free.

I found a product (available at most hardware stores) called “I Must Garden,” which is based on essential oils. They have varieties for deer, rabbits, squirrels and more. The deer formula really helps in my yard; just remember to spray new growth, too – and it lasts through rain!

And for our pets – here are some ideas to help repel fleas and ticks. Yes, there are two different blends; use one in the morning and one at night.


Dogs

Flea Blend


1/2 oz. base oil, like hazelnut or sweet almond
4 drops Clary Sage
1 drop Citronella
7 drops Peppermint
3 drops Lemon

Store in dark glass bottle. Apply 2-4 drops topically to neck, chest, legs, and tail base of the dog. Or add the drops to a bandanna or cotton collar.

Tick Blend

1/2 oz. base oil
2 drops Geranium
2 drops Rosewood
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Myrrh
1 bay leaf


See above for storage and application.

Cats are a different story. They are much more sensitive to essential oils, so I recommend you find a really good book and follow their instructions implicitly. The book I used for the flea and tick remedies is great and has information for all types and sizes of animals. Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals, by Kristen Leigh Bell.

And of course, I would only use Young Living products on my pets and myself!



Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511
919-270-5868
YLEO#401605

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