Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Fall Allergy Help


Suffering from seasonal allergies? Essential oils may help!
 
With fall allergies upon us, let's talk about how essential oils might help with your seasonal symptoms. (These suggestions may also help if you are sensitive to animal hair, feathers or dust mites.)
 
Usage:
Diffuse your choice of oils for a 1/2 hour every 2 hours or as desired. At night, set the timer on your diffuser.
 
No diffuser? Put 2-3 drops in your hands and rub them together, cup your hands over your nose and inhale as needed. Or put 2-3 drops on a cotton ball and place in an air vent in your house, car or hotel room.
 
You may also apply oils topically, avoiding the eye areas. Oils can always be applied to the soles of the feet, and will travel through the body within 20 minutes; using the Vita-Flex method can enhance the results.
 
Please contact me for more information or to determine the best oils for your needs.

Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 270-5868
www.joycephelpsstephens.com
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Back to School with Young Living

It’s that time again. Get your kids ready for school with some great Young Living products.

Add a few basics to their backpacks:
Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier and Thieves Spray help keep hands and surfaces clean. Roll-ons are easy to use and don’t take up much room; throw in Tranquil for sudden bouts of stress; Deep Relief for small injuries, aches and pains; and Thieves to help fight germs.

Older kids studying hard? Apply or diffuse ClarityBasil or Peppermint to stay focused and alert. Motivation may help to start a busy day.

Did you know there’s a Young Living product line devoted to children? It's called KidScents, and it includes EO blends, personal care products and nutritional supplements.

At the end of the day, to promote relaxation and a good night’s sleep, apply or diffuse Lavenderor Peace and Calming.

Finally, are you, the parent, feeling overwhelmed trying to keep up with all the activities?  Try En-R-Gee! It just might be the boost you need to make it through the day.

What did I miss? What are your go-to products for students of all ages?


 
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)
 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Insect Repellent

Young Living now has an Insect Repellent (item 20701) but you can easily make your own with essential oils you probably have on hand.  Here are a few suggestions from the Essential Oils Desk Reference:

Using Essential Oils as Insect Repellent
Mosquito repellent: Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemongrass
Moth repellent: Patchouli
Horse-fly repellent: Idaho tansy floral water
Aphids repellent: Mix 10 drops Spearmint and 15 drops Orange essential oils in 1 quarts salt water, shake well and spray on plants.
Cockroach repellent: Mix 10 drops Peppermint and 5 drops Cypress in 1/2 cup salt water. Shake well and spray where roaches live.
Silverfish repellent: Eucalyptus Radiata, Citriadora


Single Oils
Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, Lime, Lavendar, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Geranium, Idaho Tansy, Rosemary, Patchouli, Citronella, Lemongrass, Thyme

Blends
Purification, Thieves, Melrose

Insect Repellent Blend
6 drops Peppermint
6 drops Tea Tree
9 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
Dilute 20-80, apply to exposed skin as needed. 


Let me know if you have other recipes!
 
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, June 14, 2019

YL Products for Men

Since Father’s Day is this month, let’s take a look at Young Living products designed for men. A more recent line, called Shutran, is just that. It includes Shutran essential oil blend (which can be used as a cologne), 3-in-1 Men’s Wash (a head-to-toe shower gel), Bar SoapShave CreamAftershave Lotion, and Beard Oil.

There are also some older products that the guys might want to try.
 These include Cool Azul Sports Gel and Pain Relief CreamMirah Shave Oil for a luxurious, close shave; and moisturizing bar soaps, including Peppermint/CedarwoodSacred Mountain, and Valor.

Two moisturizers to try include Boswellia Wrinkle Cream and Wolfberry Eye Cream, which soothes tired eyes and minimizes fine lines.

Finally, to promote wellness from within, try the Prostate Health nutritional supplement, which supports normal prostate function.
 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

More Young Living Beauty Products

Last month we discussed the ART line of facial care products from Young Living. This month, I want to introduce you (or re-introduce you) to the many products that have been around much longer.

Some of my favorites include Wolfberry Eye Cream (formulated with wolfberry seed oil) and Essential Beauty Serum (a blend of essential oils that can be added to your moisturizer or used directly on your face and neck).

Other EO’s you may want to add to your current products include:

I also love Sensation Hand & Body Lotion and Coconut-Lime Replenishing Body Butter  both are rich and creamy and smell divine! And the Lavender Volume Shampoo and Conditioner is gentle on your hair while increasing volume.
 
These are only a few of my many favorite personal care products. Do yourself a favor and check out the entire line!

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)


Monday, April 15, 2019

All about ART (Age Refining Technology)

If you’re like me when I first joined Young Living, you may only be using essential oils and blends. Guess what? They have SO many other products!

Today I want to introduce you to their beauty products. I love the 
Age Refining Technology (ART) line. This line is wonderful! It “safely and effectively cleanses, tones, and moisturizes your face to bring out your natural and inherent beauty.” Designed for every skin type, the line creates an effective and natural skin care regime that’s easy to follow – there are no harsh chemicals here!

Items in the ART line include a gentle cleanser, a refreshing toner, a light moisturizer, an intensive moisturizer, a renewal serum, and Sheerlume, a brightening cream. The cleanser, moisturizer, and toner can also be purchased as a set. The line also includes a beauty mask and an ultra-moisturizing creme mask.

And you don’t have to use the products as-is…you can customize the products to your specific needs by adding additional essential oils. Check out the chart below:

 

Spring is the perfect time to give your skin some extra attention as it gears up for the heat of summer. The Young Living ART line of products will certainly help with an overall spring refresh. Next month, I'll introduce you to some additional Young Living facial care products.

UPCOMING CLASSES WITH JOYCE
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AROMATHERAPY BASICS
April 24 or May 15
Wednesday (7-9pm)

REIKI I
May 4 - 5
Saturday/Sunday (1-5pm both days)

RAINDROP AROMATHERAPY TECHNIQUE
June 8
Saturday (12-5pm)

BIO-KINESIOLOGY BASICS
June 22
Saturday (1-4pm)

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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, March 15, 2019

Understanding the VitaFlex Technique

Did you know there’s a very easy way to enhance the use of your Young Living essential oils?

It’s called the VitaFlex Technique, and it's part of the Raindrop Technique developed by Dr. D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living. (Although he may have been the first to combine the technique with essential oils, the term was coined by Dr. Stanley Burroughs and is based on ancient Tibetan reflexology.)

When you research what essential oils may be beneficial for an issue, it is often suggested that you apply the oil to the corresponding VitaFlex points on the feet. VitaFlex is, quite simply, rolling the fingertips from pad-to-tip-to-nail. The motion creates an electrical charge and, since essential oils also have an electrical charge, it increases the benefits of the application.

I found two short videos that show the technique in detail. Since spring is upon us and many suffer from allergies, I am including one that not only describes the technique but also shows how to VitaFlex the sinus points on the face. Sinus VideoVideo

I hope you’ll add this simple technique often when using your Young Living essential oils!
 
Happy Spring!

UPCOMING CLASSES WITH JOYCE
For complete class descriptions, click here.

REIKI I
March 23-24 or April 6-7
Saturday/Sunday (1-5pm both days)

AROMATHERAPY BASICS
April 24
Wednesday (7-9pm)

Click here to sign up!

 
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)