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Partnering with Thieves for a Healthy Winter

What?  Who in their right mind would partner with Thieves?  Do they want to get locked up?!!

Nah…I am perfectly sane.  I just know that staying healthy is a much higher choice than the alternative.  To that end, here’s what I am doing to maintain good health this winter:

  • I am consciously choosing foods that will support my healthy immune system.  Like lots of healthy veggies and high antioxidant fruits.  A couple ounces of NingXia Red a day is an easy way to up my nutrient intake.  Supporting my immune system also means laying off the sugar and limiting my consumption of refined wheat products and other processed foods.  Those ingredients cause acid in the body, which leads to mucus and inflammation.  An acid body terrain also puts out the welcome mat for nasty bugs to snuggle in for the winter!
  • Since hand washing is essential to avoid passing germs, I have Thieves Foaming Hand Soap next to my bathroom and kitchen sinks.  The essential oil blend in it does a great job of cleansing…the soap is non-toxic, too!
  • My TheraPro diffuser runs a couple of times a day for 15 minutes at a time.  I use Thieves essential oil in it.  Visitors often comment on how great my house smells. Diffusing essential oils is a great way to make a house a haven.
  • My Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier is in my purse, ready to use as I fearlessly go on with my life.
  • Around the house:  When cleaning, I make sure to wipe down the big germ magnets.  You know what I’m talking about…the remote control, the telephone, door knobs, etc.  Of course, since I am extolling the benefits of Thieves, you just know I use Thieves Household Cleaner for all of my cleaning.
  • I usually drop a drop of Thieves essential oil under my tongue a couple of times a day.  It tastes good, and it seems to be a smart thing to do to support my healthy immune system.   Only use genuine therapeutic-grade essential oils internally.  I get all of my oils from Young Living.
  • A few drops of Thieves on my feet, NEAT (undiluted), is another way to use Thieves that I frequently utilize.  No stinky feet for me!

Can you tell I just love Thieves?  If you want your own parcel of Thieves, here’s where you can get some!

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Show You Care With Raindrop Technique

Last summer I went to a 3 day CARE Intensive where I learned how to do the Raindrop Technique, VitaFlex, as well as a little about essential oil chemistry, the Bible oils, and emotional release with essential oils.  It was a fun, education packed three days!

My purpose in learning the Raindrop Technique was to have the know-how to help my friends and family with the oils when they need a little TLC.  Do you have anyone you would like to help in that way?

3137 Raindrop CollectionWhile going to the CARE class was great, everything you really need is right in Young Living’s Raindrop Technique Essential Oil Collection. (#3137) It includes the nine oils used in the protocol, Ortho Ease massage oil, and V-6 carrier oil.

To order an instructional DVD on the Raindrop Technique, go to LifeSciencePublishers.com. There is a special offer right now you might want to check out.

So order your kit and DVD, invite your friends over to watch the DVD and practice on each other.  It is one of the best gifts you can give to someone you love!

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A Dozen Ways to Use Citrus Fresh

1.  Diffuse while studying for a test to support memory recall and concentration.

2.  Diffuse Citrus Fresh for 20-30 minutes twice a day to create a cheery environment in your home or workplace.

3.  Apply a couple of drops to the ears, heart or wrists and wear as a cologne or perfume.*

4.  Make drinking your daily requirement of water (1/2 your body weight in ounces) a pleasure by adding a few drops of Citrus Fresh to your GLASS of water. (Don’t use plastic…essential oils etch or even dissolve petrochemical based products like plastic and styrofoam!)

5. Some have found that drinking Citrus Fresh enhanced water helps them maintain a healthy weight.

6.  Did someone wear those shoes that leave scuff marks all over your floor? Add a drop of Citrus Fresh to a cleaning rag and wipe them out!

7. Mix several drops of Citrus Fresh in V6 mixing oil for a full body massage to support the lymphatic system.*

8.  Blend 11 – 20 drops with bath gel base and add to bath water for a relaxing bath.

9. Freshen your carpet:  Combine 16 to 20 drops of essential oils with 1 cup of baking soda or borax powder. Mix well and place in a covered container overnight so that the oil can be absorbed by the powder. Sprinkle over your carpet and vacuum up the powder immediately to infuse a rejuvenating fragrance into the room.

10.  A few drops of EO on a cotton ball hidden in inconspicuous places around the bathroom will scent it as well.  This method may also be used for cupboards, drawers, and any place else you might need/want a refreshing scent.

11.  Get rid of bad odors in the laundry:  As the machine is filling up with water, add soap and a few drops of the Citrus Fresh.

12.  Remove sticky residue from stickers and bandages with a drop of Citrus Fresh.

Citrus Fresh 15 ml
Item No. 3318

*Citrus Oils are phototoxic so don’t apply them topically for 12 hours before going into the sun, before a radiation treatment, or a tanning bed.

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What is Myrrh?

I used to wonder that, too!

Most people hear the phrase “frankincense and myrrh” and think of Matthew’s gospel account of the magi that presented gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the young child Jesus.  Interestingly, those expensive gifts may have come at just the right time, since Jesus’ family—evidently of little means—were soon forced to flee to Egypt.  (Matthew 2:1-15)

These gifts were very practical:

Gold:  When traveling, having money is a necessity and a protection because you don’t know what kinds of situations will come up.

Frankincense:  This resin and the oil that was produced from it was well known for its healing properties. In fact, it was reportedly used for everything from “gout to a broken head”.

Myrrh:  a very powerful resin and oil from ancient times. It was used for many skin conditions, such as chapped skin and wrinkles.  The burned resin served as an insect repellant and promoted physical and emotional well-being.  The resin was also finely ground and made into ointments and added to wine as a preservative.

No doubt, the gold, frankincense and myrrh were provided at exactly the right time.

Here are some more facts on myrrh:

A relative of frankincense, myrrh is a short thorny tree found in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and in the Arabian peninsula.  When the bark is cut, it produces a reddish oily resin which hardens into nuggets which are harvested.

It was one of the ingredients in the divinely formulated holy anointing oil used by priests ancient Israel.  Myrrh was considered a highly spiritual oil/resin and was a prized commodity throughout the Middle East.

Egyptians carried cones of fat on their heads containing myrrh that would melt in the desert heat and keep their bodies bathed in myrrh and other oils.  Nowadays, many have found that myrrh oil is an excellent sunscreen when added to a good carrier oil like avocado, sesame seed oil, or Young Living’s V-6 oil.

Myrrh is also prized for its skin supportive properties.  Today, many add it to their skin care routine by gently smoothing their wrinkles and dry areas with myrrh before proceeding with their chosen skincare protocol.

When combined with other essential oils, myrrh prolongs the scent of the other oils, making it a favorite among perfumers. In fact, it was blended with so many perfumes and ointments in Biblical times that in the Gospels the Greek word for myrrh, “muron,” was sometimes translated as “ointment” without revealing that its content included myrrh.

Down through history, myrrh has been used by women during their childbearing years.  It may help maintain skin elasticity when applied topically.  When diffused and inhaled during labor, myrrh’s fragrance may prove to be a calming breath of fresh air.

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