Friday, October 28, 2011

Under Eye Dark Circle Removal Remedy

You can use Wolfberry Eye Creme.  This cream eases eye puffiness and dark circles in addition to promoting skin tightening. May be used before bed and in the morning.

Or you can also use these home remedies to reduce the appearance under the eyes are:

1. Grate cucumber, soak two cotton balls in the juice and place over closed eyes. Potato juice is effective as well, as is rose water.

2. Slices of cold cucumber placed over the eyes for a few minutes are effective.

3. Getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night will help to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Is Your Skin Getting Enough Salt?

This scrub is perfect for exfoliating before applying a self tanner or just for a weekly exfoliation boost.

Buttermilk/Cucumber Salt Scrub

You need:

1 medium cucumber, peeled and grated (use a cheese grater)
1 c. buttermilk
1?2 c. sea salt or kosher salt (I prefer sea salt, but both will give you great results!)

  • In a small bowl, mix the cucumber and buttermilk.
  • Add the salt and blend into a thick paste.
  • Relax in a warm shower for 5–10minutes, allowing heat and steam to open up your pores.
  • Apply the scrub liberally; pay special attention to dry areas likes elbows and knees, then rinse. (Make sure you use any scrub with salt before shaving since the salt can irritate freshly shaved skin.)
  • Rinse the scrub then shave or cleanse as normal.
  • Pat skin dry and use a moisturizer. Using a lighter moisturizer like Young Living’s Lavender Hand & Body Lotion will add just enough to prep your skin for a summer day. If your skin is a bit dryer, then using Sandalwood Moisture Cream will be the perfect finishing touch!
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Live with Longevity

We’ve all had “one of those weeks” where it seems like nothing goes right. And the worst part is that our healthy living habits seem to suffer the most. Fortunately, Young Living has a great line of nutrition products to keep us from feeling run down and can help make “those weeks” more bearable.

Recently, I added Longevity™ softgels to my daily regimen as a way to combat a particularly difficult week. Longevity is a powerful blend of Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ thyme, orange, and frankincense essential oils that can be taken daily to prevent the damaging effects of aging, diet, and the environment[...]

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Young Living Copaiba Essential Oil

Copaiba is an incredible essential oil that continues the tradition of South American essential oils being offered by Young Living.

Want to know the highlights of this potent essential oil? Deep in the heart of the Brazilian rain forest, the copaiba tree is harvested by “tapping” the heartwood similar to how rubber and maple are tapped. The resin is collected and then steam distilled, a process that delicately extracts the pure essential oil.

Copaiba has traditionally been used in native teas to aid in soothing digestive discomforts. It also has helped regulate people’s natural immune response.* It’s no wonder why copaiba is so effective. Copaiba essential oil contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene: 55 percent. This is the highest of any known essential oil!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

What is Natural skin care?

So let’s see what these natural skin care measures are.

Well the first and the foremost natural skin care measure is – ‘Drink a lot of water’.  Around 8 glasses of water is a must everyday. Water helps in flushing out the toxins from the body, in a natural way. It helps in the overall upkeep of the body and promotes good health for all organs (not just skin).

General cleanliness is another inexpensive way of natural skin care.  Daily shower, wearing clean clothes and sleeping on a clean mattress/pillow are all part of general cleanliness. After all, clean skin is the key to keeping the skin disorders at bay.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Seed to Seal Difference

Young Living essential oils lie atop this quality triangle. Young Living’s products are special because we produce essential oils from beginning to end, or from Seed to Seal™. This is how we maintain the integrity of nature’s living energy. The process of Seed to Seal is:
  • Seed: Verifying the most beneficial seed species.
  • Cultivate: Farming the land ourselves to truly understand the art of agriculture.
  • Distill: Extracting oils with our own distillers.
  • Test: Verifying the quality of each essential oil with state-of-the-art equipment and top-notch experts.
  • Seal: Bottling the final product and carefully shipping worldwide.
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Life 5: Power Up The Probiotic

I hate getting sick; it takes so much time away from everything I need to get done. And whether it was the flu or a sinus infection, I used to be the person who always got the latest bug. But once I started working at Young Living, I began taking Life 5™ every day—since then I’ve only been sick twice!

Life 5 Hi-Potency Probiotic

Life 5 contains probiotics, which are good bacteria that maintain balance in the intestines. The bacteria in Life 5 are also called strains, and this amazing product is equipped with five clinically proven strains—including two advanced super strains to enhance intestinal health.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Protect Your Mouth With Thieves

Most of us are concerned with having white teeth, but have you thought about how close you are to having gingivitis or periodontal disease? Dark and moist, your mouth is a prime location for germs and bacteria to grow out of control. Without proper daily care, your mouth, gums, and teeth are headed straight for bacteria heaven.

Taking the time to have proper oral care can prevent many oral health concerns as well as other health risks. It can prevent cavities, tartar, gingivitis (an infection of the gums caused by plaque), and more serious gum diseases such as periodontitis.

To get started, you need a good, reliable tooth brush. Many dentists encourage brushers to use a soft-bristled brush for removing plaque and other debris from the teeth. It is also suggested to use a small-headed brush because it can more easily reach all areas of the mouth.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Minor Burns Can Be Treated with Home Remedies

When a minor burn happens, the first thing to do is to get it under cold running water as quickly as possible. The sooner the burning process can be stopped, the better. You need to put out the fire, so to speak.

The second thing to do about a minor burn after it has been held under cold running water and the burning has ceased is absolutely nothing.

Leave it alone. The skin isn’t broken, and the body is designed to take care of the problem. If a blister forms, do NOT pop it.

Leave it alone. The fluid will be absorbed back into the body and help with the healing process.

Cover the burn with a clean porous bandage-like gauze and leave it alone for a full 24 hours. After a full day has passed, you can start applying the aloe vera gel to the burn.
Aloe vera gel is found in the middle of the leaves of the aloe vera plant. Simply cut a leaf open, extract the gel, and apply it to the burn.

Or you can use the universal oil, Lavender oil. This oil can help eliminate allergies and other types of burns.

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Nourishing with Lavender

Lavender essential oil—revered for centuries for its calming, relaxing, and balancing properties—is a key ingredient in many of Young Living’s products. Our Lavender Signature Series features some of our most popular lavender-infused products and is now being expanded to include shampoo and conditioner.

We are excited to announce the availability of Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner, which contain our classic formula of uniquely blended botanical extracts, vitamins, and lavender essential oil. These premium products gently cleanse and nourish hair to keep your tresses at their healthy best.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Need Fresh Breath?

Most of us know that we should brush and floss our teeth to keep them healthy, but sometimes we may not have time to! If you’re like me and sometimes find yourself running from meeting to meeting or appointment to appointment, you may not have the extra time to stop and brush. That’s what makes Thieves Hard & Soft Lozenges such great time-saving alternatives.

Both the hard and soft lozenges contain the university-tested YLTG Thieves essential oil blend which provides excellent breath-freshening and bacteria-fighting elements. For a little touch of sweetness, we’ve added natural sweeteners such as maltitol, sorbitol, and/or xylitol. Each of these sweeteners has a low-glycemic effect and is tooth friendly. For added flavor and breath-refreshing benefits, the lozenges also contain peppermint, lemon, and/or orange YLTG essential oils. What a perfect way to fight the bacteria that causes bad breath!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Aromatherapy for mother and child

An aromatherapy treatment has so many benefits and can instill a sense of happiness, love and well-being into your child and this would be therapeutic for both of you. It also gives you time together, to learn, to absorb and to bond. Quality time can often be difficult to find, so this is a wonderful way of capturing those moments. Ensure that the oil used is pure essential oil and not synthetic oil which would not be appropriate for use with children and could even be harmful.
Massage on children has huge beneficial affects and can be nurturing and loving and as well as being wonderful for health and happiness, can help to cement those naturally strong bonds. Be careful not to massage too hard or deeply into the muscles, the touch should be gentle and light, and worked in the direction of the natural blood flow, firmer strokes upwards. For example: from wrist to shoulder.

Aromatherapy treatment for massage:

For sleep – 2 drops of Roman Chamomile and 4 drops of lavender mixed in base oil such as Almond. This can then be massaged gently into the skin and will induce good slumber.

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How To Use Essential Oils at Birth

“I was with my daughter when she delivered her third baby. I diffused Peace & Calming® in the hospital room, massaged lavender and wintergreen on the ankles, and as delivery time came near with the hardest labor, I massaged her lower back with wintergreen. The attending nurse said she has seen hundreds of deliveries but has never seen any like this. It was marvelous!”

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Peace & Calming® is a gentle, fragrant blend. When diffused, it helps calm tensions and uplifts the spirit, promoting relaxation and a deep sense of peace. When massaged on the bottoms of the feet, it can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night’s rest. Peace & Calming® may be especially calming and comforting to mother and baby, and to young children after an overactive and stressful day.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Menopause and Gentle Baby Oil

Suzanne Tompkins submitted the following tip:
Gentle Baby Oil
“I have been using Gentle Baby™ essential oil blend to help me sleep through these years of menopause; even night sweats don’t seem to keep me awake anymore! I put 2–4 drops in my hands and inhale deeply; then I rub the oil on my temples and the back of my neck. I also rub 2–3 drops on the bottom of my feet. Even when I wake in the night to visit the bathroom, I fall quickly back to sleep, which was not happening before Gentle Baby!”
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Planning a Baby Shower

What comes to mind after hearing the four magical words,“We’re having a baby?” A baby shower,of course. Organizing a party with the expectant parents’ closest friends and family members is the perfect way of expressing “Congratulations,” or “We’re happy for you,” or “Best wishes.”

Aimed at further boosting the parents-to-be’s excitement for the future member of their family,the baby shower is usually hosted by a close friend or relative,at any time during the last months of the pregnancy.

Just like any other party,a baby shower requires careful planning to ensure that it will go as smoothly as possible,and be memorable for everyone. Although there are no rules cast in stone in preparing for a baby shower,there are some helpful tips to follow to help the host organize every aspect of the event.

1) Decide on the location.

Most baby showers are held at the parent-to-be’s house,since the expectant mother’s health needs to be considered. It is recommended for small,intimate parties,with only the closest friends and family members. Guests also tend to be more comfortable if the party’s setting is at home.

If the expectant parents love the outdoors,a barbecue party at their garden,or a local park may also be an option.  Naturally,the weather must be considered – baby shower does not literally mean soaking the guests in the rain.

For less complications,the host may reserve a secluded area in a restaurant or bar. It may be more costly,but at least the decoration,food and drinks,as well as the post-party cleanup will already be taken care of.

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Companion Animal “Heart Talk” with Young Living Essential Oils (Part 2)

The ABCs of Heart Talk

Heart Talk is also about keeping pollutants low; exposure to too many environmental poisons is known to not only affect our pets’ health, but their behavior as well. Here is a simple approach that can cement the bond of trust and love between you and your companion.

A. Start the introduction of essential oils, especially for smaller animals, by first using Thieves® Household Cleaner to clean your home. This is an easy way to assist all immune systems. Thieves cleaner is safe to use in homes, aviaries, barns, and all other places where our best friends live.

B. Use Young Living’s TheraPro Diffuser for environmental modifications. A simple method of establishing a healthy environment is to set up the diffuser with 5 minutes on at low volume and 20 minutes off. Set this way, a bottle of essential oil can last for several weeks.

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