Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Using Essential Oils Safely

Let’s talk about essential oil safety this month, and let’s start with the most important guideline: only use essential oils and blends of the purest and highest quality. For me, this means Young Living and Young Living only. YL is truly the world leader for essential oils, blends and products, and there are many reasons for this distinction. The most important “resource” is Dr. Gary Young, the founder of the company, followed by the company’s worldwide network of farms (including co-op and partner farms) and qualified vendors. Every step of the way Young Living adheres to strict standards and extensive testing, both in house and with external labs. Check out the “Seed to Seal” process here.

I feel confident using YL products on myself and my clients. You can use them aromatically (inhalation), topically (on the skin) and internally (in a vegetable capsule, added to water/beverage, or when cooking).


When using on your skin, if you experience any irritation, DO NOT try to wash off! Just dilute the area with YL V-6 EnhancedVegetable Oil Complex or any pure vegetable/olive oil you have around the house. Also note that, for some people, citrus-based oils and blends may cause photosensitivity to the sun for a while after applying.

For internal use, Young Living is the only company I know of with an extensive dietary line of essential oils with FDA approval, called “Vitality.” If in doubt, check the product label for usage directions for any of their products.

Young Living even provides a helpful usage chart to help guide you in how to safely use their oils.


Do you have other questions? Contact me or let’s set up a fun party for you and some friends to further explore the world of essential oils! 

Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511
919-270-5868
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

"Christmas Scent" Recipe

Happy Holidays!

I'd like to share one of my favorite holiday traditions, a recipe that I clipped from Southern Living magazine many, many years ago. It makes your house smell so good! This year I am going to try some new ideas – enhancing it with a few drops of Young Living essential oils: cinnamon, clove, orange and lemon; and making a blend of the oils for my diffuser instead of the stove-top version. Let me know what you think!

Christmas Scent

(from Marilyn Salinas, Fort Worth, Texas)

3 (4 inch) cinnamon sticks
3 bay leaves
1/4 cup whole cloves
1/2 lemon, halved
1/2 orange, halved
1 quart water

Combine all ingredients in a teakettle or saucepan, bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer as long as desired. Check often, adding more water as needed. Mixture can be stored in refrigerator for several days and reused. Yield: 4 cups.

Have a wonderful holiday and very Happy New Year!




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110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Introducing Life 9

Young Living has an exciting new supplement, Life 9!

Life 9 is an improved version of Life 5, a probiotic. Probiotics help replenish the "good" bacteria in our gut. They help keep pathogens, or harmful bacteria, in check and support our immune system. They aid digestion and help our body absorb nutrients.

They can also help with diarrhea, Crohn's disease, and IBD, in addition to supporting women's urinary and vaginal health.

Although you can get healthy bacteria from food, I think it's important to add more with a good supplement. I'm excited to try Life 9!
 

Official Young Living Blog
Did you know that Young Living publishes an official blog? Whether you'd like to read the latest blog or search back through the archives, click here.
 

YL Classes
There are two classes left this year…don’t miss them!

Saturday, November 19 (Registration deadline: TODAY, Nov. 16)
11am - 5pm
Cost: $75 for instruction*

Learn the Raindrop Technique! First, I'll show you how to do the treatment and then participants will both give and receive treatments under my supervision. Linens will be provided. *You'll need a Young Living Raindrop Technique Essential Oil Collection, which you can either purchase through me or on your own; or you can use my oils for an additional cost of $20.

Tuesday, December 13 (Registration deadline: Dec. 7)
11am - 2pm
Cost: $40

As the holidays approach, I thought it would be fun to look at ways to make Gifts using Essential Oils. We'll look at gifts such as candles, bath salts and other personal care items, blends, etc. You will also make one or two items to take home.

Sign up today by clicking here.

*Please note you will need to pre-register and pre-pay for classes.
*All classes held at 110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201, Cary.
*There are no CEU's.
*Space is limited!


Also, I'm planning to teach my first Reiki I class in February!! Details coming soon!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Diffusing Young Living Essential Oils

A wonderful way to use Young Living essential oils and blends is to diffuse them into the air. This method can help eliminate odors, purify the air and enhance feelings of well-being. Plus, our sense of smell links directly to the limbic system, where emotional memories are stored.

There are many diffusers to choose from, but just be sure no heat is used as this can decrease the healthful properties of the oil. My preference is for those that use water to help disperse the oils. I recently purchased the Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser to use in my treatment room – my clients love it, as do I!

Young Living has quite a collection to choose from, or you can look online. Stores such as Bed, Bath & Beyond sometimes have them.

Treat yourself and your home and/or office by adding a diffuser – and use it regularly!!

Young Living Promotions
Young Living is offering some great promotions for the month of October. Check out their Welcome Autumn rewards!

Fall Classes
Don’t forget that I’m offering four essential oil classes this fall. Click here to view them or to sign up!


Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511
919-270-5868
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Essential Oils for Meditation & Prayer

Most of you are probably aware of the benefits of Young Living essential oils and blends for physical and emotional issues. Perhaps you also have your favorites to help you focus at work or when studying. But have you added the benefits to your spiritual practice?

During prayer time, meditation, yoga, simple relaxation or even attending a service, many people add essential oils to enhance their practice. Oils can also be beneficial during Reiki or other types of healing sessions. This is not a new idea; there are many EOs mentioned in the Bible and when studying ancient civilizations. (See the Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture collection, item #3143, for a few of the most mentioned in the Bible.)

Some of my favorites are Young Living blends: Transformation, White Angelica, Valor, Joy, Inspiration and Sacred Mountain. Others you may want to consider are Exodus II, 3 Wise Men, Dream Catcher, Gathering, Awaken, and Humility to name a few. There are so many to try!

I encourage you to try a few to perhaps take your spiritual growth and awareness to a new level. Start your diffuser for 10 minutes or so before beginning your practice. I also like to apply a few drops to my crown, third eye, nape of my neck or feet.

Share your comments and favorites with us on Facebook if you have added Young Living EOs to your spiritual practice. #YoungLiving #EssentialOils #EssentialOilsYoga


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

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Essential Oils for Meditation & Prayer

Most of you are probably aware of the benefits of Young Living essential oils and blends for physical and emotional issues. Perhaps you also have your favorites to help you focus at work or when studying. But have you added the benefits to your spiritual practice?

During prayer time, meditation, simple relaxation or even attending a service, many people add essential oils to enhance their practice. This is not a new idea; there are many EOs mentioned in the Bible and when studying ancient civilizations. (See the Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture collection, item #3143, for a few of the most mentioned in the Bible.)

Some of my favorites are Young Living blends: Transformation, White Angelica, Valor, Joy, Inspiration and Sacred Mountain. Others you may want to consider are Exodus II, 3 Wise Men, Dream Catcher, Gathering, Awaken, and Humility to name a few. There are so many to try!

I encourage you to try a few to perhaps take your spiritual growth and awareness to a new level. Start your diffuser for 10 minutes or so before beginning your practice. I also like to apply a few drops to my crown, third eye, nape of my neck or feet.

Share your comments and favorites with us on Facebook if you have added Young Living EOs to your spiritual practice. #YoungLiving #EssentialOils 


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

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Recap: Young Living "Accelerate: Wellness, Purpose & Abundance" Meeting in Raleigh on 8/8/16

We've waited quite a while for a Young Living-sponsored event in Raleigh, and this meeting was great! There were over 200 attendees and some drove close to 400 miles to be there (the couple seated next to me was from Virginia Beach).

Young Living is all about wellness and self-care to live a balanced life in good health and with joy – which is why the focus of this meeting was on "Wellness, Purpose & Abundance."

There were excellent speakers, including Ed Daily, RN/Patient Advocate and formerly an Integrative Therapist with Urban Zen. Ed updated us on the top nutritional supplemental products from YL:
  • Master Formula, a fabulous multi-vitamin/mineral supplement that has replaced True Source/His Formula/Her Formula.
  • NingXia Red, an oldie but goodie that is our super anti-oxidant juice.

    Challenge: Use Master Formula and N/Red for 60 days and see how you feel!!
  • PowerGize capsules, new, for mental clarity, stamina, energy, and more!
  • AgilEase, new, for joint health.
  • CoolAzul, topical pain relief cream.
  • SliqueShake, a new addition to the Slique weight loss line, the shake is a vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free meal replacement.

In addition, Ed stressed the importance of a healthy gut and immune system:

Finally, Ed talked about reducing the toxins in your home by using the Thieves line for cleaning to help make your home chemical-free. Many new products have been added to this line.


We spent a while talking about creating a prosperous Young Living business by sharing their fabulous products with others. This panel of successful distributors had great tips to share and they answered many questions. Leon Atcitty, Regional Sales Manager, explained the YL compensation plan and gave great ideas to grow your business, if that's part of your life plan.

Last but not least, we had a very entertaining and informative session with the Oola guys, Dr. Troy and Dr. Dave. What is the Oola Life??

"A state of awesomeness when your life is balanced and growing in the 7 key areas of wellbeing, the 7 F's of Oola – Fitness, Finance, Family, Field, Faith, Friends, and Fun."

This is a kind of self-help program to help you attain balance and happiness in your life. As they said, "working on yourself is not selfish, it is selfless." And even better, Dr. Young has created essential oil blends to amplify the effects of the process. I encourage you to check out their site go for an Oola Life!!

Special offer if you are still reading!! If you have been thinking about setting up your Young Living account so you can bring these wonderful products into your life, home and family at wholesale prices, I have a gift offer for you. Join by August 31, 2016, and I will send you a free "Essential Oils Pocket Reference, Sixth Edition," from Life Science. It's a tremendous source of information!! Call, text or email me for the details!!  


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

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