May 18, 2017

Pampering with Charcoal

This coming Saturday I'm hosting a fun 'Pamper Yourself' get together with one of my friends Erin. I'm SUPER excited about it! One of the things we are creating is a charcoal mask!

We got some activated charcoal, aloe, apricot oil and some of our favorite EO's for skin and we are ready to rock!

Want to know why Erin and I decided to host a party where we rub charcoal on our faces? Here's the deal - because toxins stick to the activated charcoal, it makes a good candidate for a deep cleanser and detoxifier. It’s all-natural and won’t add new chemicals to your skin when you use it. That also means, less for your skin to have negative reactions to and less risk of your pores being clogged with a new ingredient meant to clean.

We are adding apricot oil or aloe to provide moisture for your skin and Tea Tree - which is HIGHLY recommended to help with blemishes. I have a few other oils that we can add a drop into the mix (of course!), such as Manuka, Geranium, Lavender and Frankincense. 

SO EXCITED!

ps. photo by shutterstock.com

xxoo

April 07, 2017

GORGEOUS Calendar Printouts!

I love NOTHING more than finding FREE gorgeous stuff!

Here is a link to the most wonderful desk / wall calendar printouts you will ever find!


There is just a little sneak peak of the amazing-ness you are about to discover!



xxoo

April 05, 2017

Progesterone Probs.

Friends! One of my FAVORITE items that Young Living produces is finally BACK IN STOCK!

Progessence Plus Serum!! <3 span="">
Pro+ (as all the oily ladies call it) has progesterone from wild yam extract - let me give you some DL on progesterone.


Progesterone is one of the hormones in our bodies that stimulates and regulates various functions. Progesterone plays a role in maintaining pregnancy. The hormone is produced in the ovaries, the placenta (when a woman gets pregnant) and the adrenal glands. It helps prepare your body for conception and pregnancy and regulates the monthly menstrual cycle. It also plays a role in sexual desire. ;)

Basically, our women bodies LOVE it. I use Pro+ twice daily (three while menstruating, TMI?). 

Here is some basic progesterone info!

If you aren't pregnant, some symptoms of low progesterone include:
Low libido, Hot flashes, Migraines or headaches, Depression, anxiety or other mood changes, Menstrual cycle irregularity or absence
If you're pregnant, you need progesterone to maintain your uterus until you give birth. If your levels are too low, you may be unable to carry the baby to term.
Some symptoms of low progesterone levels in pregnant women include:
Spotting, Abdominal pain, Frequent low blood sugar, Regularly tender breasts, Constant fatigue, Vaginal dryness.
Progesterone and estrogen hormones complement one another. So, when you don't have enough progesterone, estrogen dominates. And that can lead to symptoms such as:
Depression, mood swings or low libido, Weight gain, Heavy bleeding, Irregular menstrual cycle, Premenstrual syndrome, Breast tenderness
A simple blood test—a PGSN, or progesterone test—can help your health care provide assess if your progesterone levels are too low. It can help you figure out why you're having trouble getting pregnant, confirm if you've ovulated, monitor hormone replacement therapy (see below) and assess the status of a high-risk pregnancy. 

ANYWAY - take a look, and let me know if you have any questions. I've been loving it, I only took something for my mad uterus ONCE this cycle - which is huge for me! I'm usually tossing ibuprofen back every few hours!


Crazy good info found HERE.

xxoo

March 14, 2017

E'rrbody in America is Magnesium deficient.

Okay - not EVERYBODY - but 80% of us Americans lack magnesium which causes a whole slew of problems including: anxiety, bowel disease, heart disease, insomnia, migraines, tooth decay, asthma, diabetes, hypertention, kidney disease, osteoporosis, blood clots, depression, liver disease, nerve problems and others.
Why do we lack so much Magnesium? Because your food is only as rich in the minerals and vitamins and the soil it grows in. And in today's world farmers aren't going to spend the extra cost and time (up to 5 years) to properly treat the soil before planting crops. 
Mineral Essence contains magnesium and calcium and over 60 ionic trace minerals so it is easiest for your body to absorb them. Thanks YL for know what is so important for our bodies and giving it to us! Mineral Essence is also super good for those preggo mamas who are growing babies and stuff. Another mom tip: give it to your kiddos when they have growing pains, they will feel SO MUCH better. 
Note: this stuff isn't the best tasting, I put it in my Ningxia Red or orange juice.

This was the first supplement that I bought from Young Living and it rocks my socks off. After about a week of taking it regularly I noticed my sleep patterns improved and that my attitude was actually VERY good (which is kind of rare, don't judge me).

:) SUPP UP guys.


You can read more on magnesium deficiency here - http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/08/magnesium-health-benefits.aspx



xxoo