Saturday, October 31, 2009

AromaTalk Tip of the Week: Respiratory Congestion

"My husband has always struggled with congestion, so we use R.C Essential Oil Blend. He says it helps him breathe easier and relieves stress in his chest. In fact, he says using R.C has helped him feel better than he has in ten years!" ~Kristina Jones, CMT

*One of the best ways to utilize this EO blend is by consistantly diffusing in the home so the microfine mist can be inhaled and absorbed into the lungs.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Song of the Week: While I'm Waiting

Dedicated to all of those I know who are waiting right now-

for healing, for reconciliation, for peace, for love.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Transform Indoor Air With A Home Diffuser

Diffusing essential oils is one of the easiest and most effective ways to utilize the powerful germ-fighting, deodorizing, and uplifting qualities of therapeutic essential oils. This beautiful fountain style diffuser was just launched at Young Living Convention last month and I love the sleek new look! It has whisper-quiet ultrasonic technology and user friendly features. You can see how easy it is to operate in the video below.

This diffuser wholesales for $85 and during the holiday season includes a small bottle each of Christmas Spirit Essential Oil blend and Orange Essential Oil. Diffusers are available for 50% OFF with a coupon included in a Start Living kit like the Start Living With Everyday Oils kit which also opens a wholesale account with Young Living for future savings.

Some of Young Living Essential Oils most popular oils for diffusing:

Thieves®: University tested for its cleansing abilities.
Abundance™: Believed to attract positive energy.
Purification®: Excellent for cleansing the air of impurities.
Peppermint: Diffuse or apply topically for an energy boost.
Lemon: Revitalizing and uplifting, this essential oil is high in antioxidants.
Orange: Good for relaxation, this oil brings peace and happiness to the mind.
Grapefruit: Has a great citrus aroma that is refreshing and uplifting.
Citrus Fresh™: A relaxing, calming blend—great for adults and children.
Joy™: Diffuse this oil for a refreshing, uplifting effect.
Lavender: The most versatile of all essential oils, lavender oil is good for quieting the mind before bed.
Peace & Calming®: Helps calm tensions and uplift the spirit.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Quote of the Week

"Humility is a gift that will allow us to be useful, because when we are willing to approach Him, fully aware of our weakness, that is when we can get out of our own way and let Him fill us with all we need to do great things for His kingdom and be really powerful-because we become energized with His power!"
~ Pennie Bixler, from Kingdom Stories

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Over The Top Award : OilGirl in 35 Words!

I was blessed with this award by my dear SAMmy's sister Pennie at Mom Thoughts! My mission is to answer the following questions with just one word. I thought this would be a fun opportunity for you all to get to know the OilGirl a little better. Thanks, Pennie!
1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Your hair? Wispy
3. Your mother? Alone
4. Your father? Missing
5. Your favorite food? BBQ
6. Your dream last night? Hmmm...
7. Your favorite drink? NingxiaRed
8. Your dream/goal? Travel
9. What room are you in? Basement
10. Your hobby? Writing
11. Your fear? Mediocrity
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Debt-free
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something you aren't? Extrovert
15. Muffins? Breakfast
16. Wish list item? Clothes
17. Where did you grow up? Minnesota
18. Last thing you did? Blogged
19. What are you wearing? Pajamas
20. Your tv? Unknown
21. Your pets? Hairy
22. Friends? Blessings
23. Your life? Unique
24. Your mood? Introspective
25. Missing someone? Aunt
26. Vehicle? Worn
27. Something you're not wearing? Sandals
28. Your favorite store? TraderJoes (I know, not one word)
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When was the last time you laughed? Recently
31. Last time you cried? Previously
32. Your best friend? Jesus
33. One place I go to over and over? SAMmy's
34. One person who emails me regularly? Shelly
35. Favorite place to eat? Out

The nominees for this award are:
Hayley at Food for the Body, Mind, and Soul
Brenda at Split Rock Ranch
Ashley at Forever and Always
Carla at Four By 4o.

Friday, October 23, 2009

AromaTalk Tip of the Week: Freshening Laundry

Mary Lou Jacobsen submitted the following tip:

“I left a batch of towels in the washer on a hot day and when I returned home they had gone sour. Even after rewashing them, I was not happy with the way they smelled. So I added a few drops of Purification® essential oil blend to the batch and rewashed them. I loved they way they smelled. Now, I keep a bottle of Purification above my washer and add a few drops every time I wash my

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Enter Terra Cotta Diffuser Pendant Giveaway!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shop Early and Give the Gift Of Wellness!

A healthy holiday is a happy holiday! Discover unique and fragrant gifts for everyone on your list by browsing Young Living Essential Oils Seasonal Essentials Virtual Catalog. Orders can be placed by clicking the Shop For Oils button. Want to save 24% on your purchases? Ask me about becoming a Young Living wholesale buyer!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Crying Over Onions: My Own Story Part 3

In case you are new to Oils For Wellness, this is the third installment of my own life story. I write whenever the inspiration hits me. There could be 10 parts, maybe 20, who knows! Eventually they may find their way into a book someday. I'm just flowing with how things take shape. These posts are short vignettes of my journey so far, not really a consecutive chronicle of events. You won't need to "catch up" for the story to make sense. If you haven't read them yet, you might like to check out Part 1 and Part 2.

Healing Reepicheep

Awakening in the Apothecary

My dad was a part time photographer. He shot weddings on weekends for several years during my childhood. I remember him in his suit and tie, the bulky camera bag over his shoulder, his late return on Saturday nights, and boxes of leftover wedding cake in the fridge from the reception of a newlywed couple I had never met. My father loved capturing memories on film. Sentimental would be too benign a word.

I remember the day I was held hostage in front of the camera with that crate of yellow onions. Must have been 3 or 4 years old at the time. My dad noticed that as I was helping Mom peel onions in the kitchen for chili, my eyes started to water. Well, it was show time and the director thought it would be the cutest darn thing to shoot the leading lady crying over a crate of onions. Don't ask me why.

I was a pretty good natured child and had already figured out that it was pointless to protest once my dad came up with an idea for the perfect portrait. It was best just to smile and get it over with. First, there was the selection of the paring knife prop. My mom shuddered. The scene began to unfold in the kitchen. Should the crate be on the counter with me sitting next to it or on the floor? Due to optimal lighting opportunities, the onion crate accompanied by a weeping girl in pigtails was moved outdoors onto the redwood deck that encircled the front of the house.

Kneel there, prop the crate up like that, hold the knife a little more to the left, and on it went for what seemed like hours. Burn, burn, burn! My eyes were flooding as I peeled off several layers of onion for full theatrical effect. Take the picture already! Dad laughed and laughed, he thought this was so hilarious. Mom was fuming about the whole situation and I was crying, really crying now. My eyes stung so bad and I was still being coaxed to look at the camera. The words my dad said next stuck with me ever since. "Oh, it's not hurting her, that is just the onions making her cry." I didn't say a word. I hoped the pictures turned out. No one could tell if those were real tears or not anyway. That was the day I decided it was best to just keep the truth to myself.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Be Clean and Green! New Thieves Household Cleaner Formula

If you have been reading my blog for very long, you know how crazy I am about the yummy cinnamon scent and powerful germ fighting Thieves line of products by Young Living Essential Oils. Wish you could scratch and sniff your screen, but sorry, you will just have to get some for yourselves!

Experience the wonder of Thieves® Household Cleaner, as tough stains and problem areas in your home become simple and easy to clean without using harsh or abrasive chemicals. While bacteria can be dangerous, some industrial cleaners on the market pose an even larger threat to your health. Thieves Household Cleaner is a natural all-purpose concentrate that can be used in every room in your home, without the harsh chemicals. Dilute in a spray bottle or bucket, or use straight for extra strength.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

MckLinky Blog Hop: The Squirrel Spa

This weeks MckLinky theme is "Anything That Feels Good". Well, since I am a massage and aromatherapy practitioner, you can guess why I posted this photo!
MckLinky Blog Hop

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Quote of the Week

I don't know what your destiny will be,
but one thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those who will have
sought and found how to serve.
Albert Schweitzer

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Young Living Essential Oils Reviewed by Forever and Always

I met Ashley at Forever and Aways a few months ago when she contacted me about reviewing some of Young Living's essential oils and products. Her busy little blog is nonstop giveaways and great reviews, lots of fun!

Just in time for cold and flu season ,I sent Ashley an ultrasonic diffuser and Thieves Essential Oil Blend and RC Essential Oil Blend for her to sample for a review. Click over for a visit and be sure to let her know you are a reader/follower of Oils For Wellness!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Spotlight on Terra Cotta Diffuser Pendants & Giveaway

I discovered Lori from Terra Cotta Diffuser Pendants a few years after I became an aromatherapy consultant. Back then they only had a small selection of plain and handpainted designs. Now there is a huge selection of not only pendants, tree ornaments, and car diffusers but also lovely stone diffuser bracelets. These unique pieces of jewelry have been a great conversation starter about essential oils and an excellent addition to my business. They are high quality, inexpensive gifts for clients and friends that I enjoy giving as a bonus gift with orders or for any occasion. I always include a sample vial of one of my favorite Young Living EO blends like Peace and Calming, Highest Potential, Abundance, or Believe.

Terra Cotta Pendants is a family business born in the summer of 2003. How did a Calligrapher, an Artist/Jack-of-all-Trades and their two teenage children come to be making wearable essential oil diffusers? Here's their story!

It started with a question: how could they put the children through university and at the same time provide them with work so they could earn the money themselves! The answer was right under Lori's nose :-) for quite some time before she saw it. It came from an experience she had while teaching Essential Oil Workshops.

At the Workshops she taught about the many ways to use essential oils. When she outlined the benefits of diffusing and inhaling the oils, she showed the piece of clay she had tied around her neck with a piece of leather cord. She explained how, with this wearable diffuser, they could have their oils diffusing into their breathing space wherever they went, throughout the day. They were entranced! As a body they leaned forward, asking where they could get one. This happened again and again at the workshops. She realized pendant diffusers were the perfect accessory to essential oils as they gave people an inexpensive and effective way to begin using essential oils right away!

It was early in June 2003 when they decided they would make wearable clay diffusers.

Alex made the first web site that summer. He was fourteen at the time. He has been improving, updating and maintaining the site since then! He is in his third year at University, and has remained (thankfully!) the remote webmaster!

Natasha designed three of the popular Terra Cotta Pendant designs: Blessed, Moon Goddess and WWJD. She graduated from her first university degree in May of this year!

Auguste is the artist / clay man/ creator of the pendants. He is meticulous in his handling of the clay and has developed trade-secret methods of creating the pendants, minimizing waste and improving output! Every clay piece is care-fully, crafted by his hands.

Lori is the one you talk to when you call! She still does calligraphy - you'll see it on your packages! She loves meeting people, connecting with customer/friends all over the world! Terra Cotta Pendants is an experience that became much more than it was ever conceived to be!
In 2008 Lori discovered gemstones and fell in love. She started playing with them, finding she could string them on elastic jewelry thread with the modified clay piece from our Terra Cotta Pendants to make a bracelet. What an idea! Imagine; an Aromatherapy bracelet to diffuse essential oils!

She wanted the Diffuser Bracelets to feel as good as they looked so she chose only natural elements to complement the terra cotta and gemstone; beads made with nut, seed, melon, coconut, shell, bamboo, wood, and glass. Finally, after hours of research, planning, trial and error, and 60+ hours creating the new pages the Gift Gallery could officially be opened!
That's our story. We hope you enjoy your Terra Cotta Pendants. We love to hear your suggestions and comments. We deeply appreciate your feedback, support and the blessings that you send.
Auguste, Lori, Natasha and Alex
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Song of the Week : From The Inside Out

A thousand times I've failed

Still your mercy remains

And should I stumble again

Still I'm caught in your grace

Monday, October 5, 2009

Get Free Thieves® Essential Oil Blend and Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash!

I know there are several oil lovers among my readers and followers who have expressed interest in joining Young Living as a wholesale buyer (you are not obligated to start a business BTW), but haven't taken the next step yet. Now is the PERFECT time to stock up on essential oils for getting your family through the cold and flu season naturally. By purchasing a Start Living kit, you will also have some great green gifts to give this holiday season!

Protect yourself and your loved ones from seasonal sniffles with an extra bonus from Young Living Essential Oils! From October 1 to October 31, 2009, place a single order of 165 PV or more, and get a 15 ml bottle of Thieves® essential oil blend and 8-ounce bottle of Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash—free. That’s a $54.94 retail value!

The Young Living Thieves line combines pure Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and Eucalyptus radiata essential oils. This proprietary blend not only smells great, but is proven effective against airborne bacteria,* making Thieves one of the best ways to stay healthy in the coming season!
Getting started is as simple as 1, 2, 3!
Call me at 715-381-6979 and we can walk through the steps together if you like.

1. Go to the Oils For Wellness website. Click Get Started Now. Click Independent Distributor. Enter your shipping information.

2. Choose a Start Living kit. I recommend the Start Living with EveryDay Oils or Start Living with Thieves kit (shown above) so you have good variety to start using. These kits contain a coupon for 50% off any diffuser to start filling the indoor air in your environment with safe and natural oils that kill bacteria, virus, and mold.

3. When you order one of the large kits, you just need to add a few more products to equal 165PV to qualify for your free items. Before you check out, take note of the PV column total to be sure you have the correct amount to qualify. Again please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Friday, October 2, 2009

AromaTalk Tip of the Week: Thieves Hand Purifier

" I am unable to tolerate the chemicals and perfumes in the soaps in public restrooms, so I am glad to have Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier in a size so convenient for purses. One day while I was eating lunch, I spilled on my pastel cotton top. I thought of the Thieves purifier I had in my purse, dabbed some on, rubbed a little with my finger, and left it. The next day I did the laundry and my top came out with the stain gone. Thank you for a great product!"
Stephanie Cohen

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Clueless Mama Reviews Young Living's Aromatherapy Roll Ons!

Keep the Spark Alive
I am excited to introduce you to Laurie, aka Clueless Mama, who has a fabulous blog called Guessing All The Way.
She recently reviewed Young Living's Tranquil and Deep Relief Roll Ons, so check out her personal experience with these amazing healing oil blends!