10 Must Have Essential Oils for Teachers!

So with the new school year coming up quickly I am using my Young Living Essential Oils like CRAZY! So I wanted to share the top essential oils that teachers should definitely use this year!

With a class full of students, it is so common for germs to spread like wildfire! A cough here, a sneeze there, little Johnny who likes to touch EVERYTHING in the classroom after blowing his nose. You know it happens! So, we as teachers need to try our best to keep the classroom safe and clean for not only our students, but ourselves!

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Here are some of the top Essential Oils and Young Living Products I would recommend for your school year!

  1. Thieves Essential Oil Blend: this is a MUST have because it supports a healthy immune function. You can simply diffuse it daily in your classroom or take it as a dietary supplement. Thieves Essential Oil has Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil, which helps promote a healthy respiratory system which will come in handy during those cold and flu months!

  2. Thieves Hand Spray: This is another product of Young Living that I actually carry in my purse EVERYWHERE! It has so many wonderful uses! It is ideal to use on desks and tables to wipe up germs, on door handles and other surfaces to clean up those unwanted germs!

  3. Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier: Alright y’all THIS is amazing! So most hand sanitizers  dry out your hands and honestly to me feels like it’s getting NOTHING done. Their Hand Purifier is amazing! Their Hand Purifier has moisturizing emollients, like aloe vera, enrich our formula and add hydrating benefits. It also contains natural peppermint oil to purify and cleanse your hands!

  4. Thieves Hand Soap: Yes y’all their Thieves line has EVERYTHING! This soap smells like pure bliss. I have this is all of the bathrooms in my house. Young Living blended their Lemon, Orange and Thieves Essential Oils with other natural ingredients to create this gently and effective chemical free soap!

  5. Purification Essential Oil Blend: Alright y’all, this blend is one of my favorites. Not just because of it’s purifying benefits, but it smells great! This blend is made up of six essential oils for the ultimate weapon against odors. Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree work together to create a refreshing, bright scent that keeps you and your family happy and comfortable. I love using the blend after Recess when my students are a weeeeeeeee smelly after all the running around in the heat!

  6. Peppermint essential oil is one of those oils that has been said to improve cognitive function, concentration, alertness and keeping your energy up! Those days when the kids are just silly or have a big test to take, diffusing Peppermint oil does WONDERS! When my students had their benchmark tests they were always so nervous and I would place a few drops in my diffuser or on a cotton ball and place it in the air vents and my students LOVED IT!

  7. Speaking of tests and the anxiety that comes with it Young Living’s Stressaway blend is a handy, unique blend with a combination of Lime and Vanilla pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. This aroma that is the perfect blend of tropical and citrus, Stress Away is uniquely relaxing and comforting. This is my FAVORITE essential oil (hence the name stress awayessentials) for those days when anxiety just gets the best of you.

  8. En-R-Gee essential oil blend is a revitalizing blend of pure Rosemary, Juniper, Lemongrass, and other essential oils that has an uplifting and energizing aroma. I love to use this oil after my students have had a long weekend or break to get them back in the groove of school!

  9. RC is another beautiful smelling Young Living blend containing 3 types of Eucalyptus Oils; E. globulus, E. radiata, and E. citriodora. This blend can be mixed a carrier oil and used like a massage oil. This routine creates a relaxing spa-like experience and can even help when your day demands that you be out and about earlier than usual. Its robust scent will help you perk up as your day begins.

  10. Last, but CERTAINLY not least is Peace & Calming. If there was such a thing as Gold in a Bottle, Peace & Calming is definitely that. This essential oil is a gentle, sweet blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy. It’s comforting aroma helps create a relaxed and calming environment for your classroom.

Whether you are a teacher yourself, or thinking of a teacher gift idea, these essential oils should be something to consider! Best of luck to you all and I hope you have a fantastic school year!
May the Oils be in your Favor!

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The last thing I wanted to share and recommend to the teachers out there and honestly ANYONE looking for something to help them with their stress or anxieties from work or life in general is trying out diffuser jewelry!

As most of you probably know you can use enjoy the benefits of essential oils aromatically by using diffusers. Well, you can also diffuse essential oils on jewelry as well! Some of the best mediums for diffusing essential oils are with Lava Rocks/Lava Beads and Tassels! I have an Etsy Store where I have created some of my favorite pieces of aromatherapy jewelry and even lanyards! If you are interested in diffuser jewelry feel free to check it out.

  • If you have any questions regarding how the oils work on these mediums or if you would like a custom order please don’t hesitate to contact me! I love working with you on a design that truly matches your style!

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Finding Peace with Jewelry Making

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In April of 2016 I began making jewelry in order to put my Young Living essential oils on something to diffuse my oils during my day. I know with the oils you can wear them on your skin, but they just don’t last as long as wearing it on jewelry!

I started by making bracelets with Lava Rocks then eventually necklaces with Lava Rocks and Tassels. I posted the pictures of my necklace and bracelets on my personal Facebook and had people asking me if I would eventually sell any. My mind said HECK no! But my heart was screaming you totally should! I made necklaces for friends and family for free because I just didn’t feel like my work was worth paying for. It took me until July of 2016 to finally get the courage to sell any of my jewelry. I first started to sell on my essential oil Facebook page and then decided it would be much easier if I made an Etsy shop. So I started there.

I’m still just in the beginning stages of my Etsy site, but I am so incredibly thankful for the love, support and customers I have received so far. I only hope that my little virtual business grows from here not only because being a teacher this extra money helps pay the bills, but because with this hobby I have been able to fight back against my anxiety. I have been able to succeed when my mind was telling me I wouldn’t. I have been able to calm panic attacks before they could even start. Just sitting down in my bedroom (which is my jewelry office) or in my yoga room (because my husband is sleeping) and being able to let me artistic imagination take control I feel like I am finally doing something I was meant to do. I finally have found one thing that grounds me. That not only makes me happy, but leads to the happiness of others.

My latest creations have been mainly diffuser lanyards. I made 2 custom design ones and I am making another that is like one of the custom orders. I also have a diffuser lanyard for myself, which I cannot wait to use!

I also created my first piece of boy/men diffuser jewelry. It is a braided black cord with lava rocks and a cross. A mother was looking for a piece I am assuming for her son, but I am still waiting to see if it is something she would like. If not, it is on my Etsy site here and hopefully someone will like to have it! I must say, my photography skills have gotten a lot better. Minus that last badge pictures I quickly just snapped on my phone 🙂

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I’m still coming up with more ideas each day on what to create next. I know one of my next projects is going to be making a diffuser retractable badge holder and possibly rearview mirror diffuser accessories. We shall see I guess!

I also made some bracelets a couple weeks ago for a friend of mine and her family to wear while she is in Rio for the Olympics! If you guys have some time, please cheer on our dear friend Cammile Adams as she chasing her dream of medaling in the Olympics this year! She is swimming the 200 fly! I just hope that her bracelets get to her and her loved ones safely & they bring them some sense of peace.

Well I guess I should be off and start enjoying my weekend!

Thank you for reading!

DIY Leave in Conditioner & Detangle Spray

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I have an awesome and easy Young Living DIY spray to share with you!

It is a leave in conditioner and detangle spray!

•Anytime I wash my hair, it instantly gets back to its natural curly/wavy(ness) and basically can be a huge pain in the butt to brush. I found this super easy to make recipe and not only is my hair easier to brush, but its SO SOFT!

♥Lavender oil helps to condition the hair
♥Cedarwood helps with hair growth  ( I cut 5 inches off my hair back in June and it already grew back 2 inches )
♥Tea Tree oil helps with dry scalp & keeps it moisturized
♥Peppermint oil helps cleanse the hair!
♥The only thing you need besides the oils is 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil and I add 1 tablespoon Jojoba Oil because its great for your hair!
Then just top it off with water and boom!

»Another optional thing you can add that I like to add to my spray is Apple Cider Vinegar. Now I’m sure you’re like “eeeeeeewww” like I was when I heard of that & “why would I want my hair to smell like vinegar?”

  1. Well 1st, it won’t smell like vinegar and 2nd Apple Cider Vinegar is actually a great conditioning wash!
  2. Naturally our hair release oil (sebum) that has a pH level of 4.5-5.5 When you wash your hair with regular shampoos or other hair products it disrupts your hairs natural pH level which can affect the cuticles in your hair and the condition of your scalp.
  3. Apple Cider Vinegar is naturally high in acetic acid and has a pH level close to that of human hair sooooooo it gets rid of all those extra gunky minerals and rescue left by your shampoo, conditioner or here in SA the hard water!

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Before & After I used the Leave in Conditioner & Detangle Spray

All I used is what I listed above in the graphic! It was so easy to make and it smells amazing too! 🙂

I obviously choose Young Living for my essential oils and just use other brands for the Jojoba and Vitamin E oil. If you have any questions regarding the Young Living oils please feel free to contact me!

Give me En-er-Gee or Give me Death.

Hello all!

So the past 2 days I have been back in my classroom getting my room together for my 3rd year of teaching. This year my team and I decided we should do a grade level theme for our rooms and we’re going with: Minions!
For the past 2 years I have had a Texans themed classroom so I have had to pretty much change ALL of my decorations, but it has been so fun. Besides the fun part of it, I have also been SO EXHAUSTED! I usually go up to the school around 8 or 9 AM because our campus doesn’t have AC on for us in the summer and I finish around noon or 1:00. By the time I get home I don’t want to do anything!

That’s when the title En-er-Gee comes in. I’m also doing Kerri Verna’s #theheartofpractice yoga challenge and I have no energy or power when I get home after all the work I’m doing. BUT I forgot I have Young Living’s Ningxia Red and I just drink about 2-4 ounces (depending on how tired I am) and no joke guys I actually get this second wind! It’s not like energy drink or coffee “second wind” when you’re good for about 30 minutes to an hour and then you’re dead tired again. Nope, I’m actually still feeling pretty energize and well now & I drank that bad boy around 2:00!
In addition to the Ningxia Red, I diffused Young Living’s En-er-Gee & Peppermint in my diffuser in my Yoga room so I could practice and BOY did I need it for today’s challenge!

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Today’s was the Dolphin Pose and I used Kino MacGregor’s video from the May I begin Yoga Challenge and OH MY GOSH my arms are dead tired now.
Here are some pictures of me attempting to get a shot of my practice today, but I have to nosey dogs who like to get in on the photo action!

Luckily I finally got my picture so I could post it to Instagram to participate in the challenge today.

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Excuse my husband yoga mat and the dog toy 🙂

Young Living’s products literally saved me today and kept me going. I probably would have crashed in bed at 1:30 without it. But thankfully I was able to get up, practice some intense yoga and even make some more jewelry today to list on my Etsy site.

•The first bracelet is a Rose Quartz and Moonstone Meditation Bracelet
•The second bracelet is a 7 Chakra Lava Rock Diffuser Bracelet

If you want to read more about the bracelets visit the listings for them!
Click here for the Rose Quartz and Moonstone Bracelet
Click here for the 7 Chakra Lava Rock Diffuser Bracelet

I hand make ALL my jewelry with love and patience. It truly has been a method of relieving my anxieties and just taking my mind away for moments at a time. I am so happy that I finally found something that can ground me back to reality without it being some form of medication turning me into a zombie.

DIY Desk Re-Do!

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So since I began my new journey with this blog/website and my Etsy Shop my husband was kinda enough to re-do a white desk we had gotten from his sister!

I absolutely LOVE how it came out! Now I feel like it actually belongs in our room because our room colors are teal, white and coral. I also feel like I have a real desk that we WANT in our room, not just something convenient that will work to hold my desktop while I am blogging, updating my Etsy site or just playing around on the computer!

I also had a change to make some more versatile essential oil diffuser jewelry!

I now have diffuser necklaces with tassels that are on a gold chain or on a brass chain.
The gold chain necklaces have 3 different styles.
1. Lava rocks and Tiger’s Eye with a Tassel (tassel color of your choice)
2. Just the tassel on the necklace (tassel color of your choice)
3. A cute clear bead charm with a tassel (tassel color of your choice)

Then I made a simple locket diffuser necklace. You open the locket and inside there is a felt pad. You just add 1-3 drops of your favorite essential oil to the pad and enjoy!!!
Here are the listings to the necklaces 🙂
Brass Chain Tassel Diffuser Necklace

Locket Diffuser Necklace

Gold Chain Tassel Necklace

 

I also started Beachyogagirl’s yoga challenge for August and my husband joined me today!
This was the most intense yoga practice I have done in about a week since I am getting over from strep.

I also went up to my school today and worked on my classroom a bit. I got a lot done in there considering I was doing it all by myself, with no air conditioning! That’s right, NO AC! IN TEXAS! That should be illegal 😦

On that note, I am exhausted and I am going back up to the school tomorrow morning so I should probably get off the computer and try to get my mind to unwind, if it can.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!!

 

Yoga Film (Full Film Video): My Dharma

This is a beautiful documentary featuring some amazing yoga instructors from around the world and sharing how yoga has moved them and changed their lives. This resonates so much with me because in such little time I have seen so much change in myself. If you have some time, watch this documentary. It features Kino MacGregor which is who I practice with via her youtube channel and who has had a huge impact in my yoga practice.

OM Barcelona | English Classes - Yoga, Meditation, Reiki & Energy Healing

A beautiful documentary, starring some amazing yoga teachers from around the world – Sharing their journey through Dharma.

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Stressaway Saturday!

**Edit: I am so in LOVEEEEEEE with this beautiful 108 prayer beaded Mala I made. It has Chakra beads and Black Lava beads for diffusing essential oils 🙂 You can find it on my Etsy site!
Click here for my Etsy Site!
I love it so much I have one just for myself! 🙂
Namaste.

So I definitely wanted to blog yesterday and just say THANK YOU to my new followers on this site! I am so excited to start this WordPress journey, although I am still learning how this all works!

I actually spent my day yesterday going to a Redi Clinic and finding out I have Strep! So I was going to HEB getting medicine, popsicles and bleach looking extra sketchy! But I also got a chance to run by Michaels and Hobby Lobby to buy some more beads and items I needed to make some jewelry!

I was able to complete two orders yesterday from my Etsy site that I am super excited about! I also was able to make a new Mala!! I am so proud of it. I decide to make a Chakra Mala. Since I began my Yoga journey and my journey with Young Living, I have been trying to change my lifestyle to a more positive and stress free route. This is extremely difficult especially because I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder, but I have seen a HUGE difference in myself since starting Young Living and Yoga!

This is going to be a quick post since my Husband is wanting to run some errands, so I will end with a few pictures of what I did yesterday 🙂

Essential Oil Amazing Find!

In the midst of my self teaching of WordPress and starting my website, I came across an awesome blog called The Wild Green Life. Her blog is so aesthetically pleasing and I could spend hours just learning more than what I already know.

She shares recipes for essential oils with wonderful pictures and remedies for headaches and respiratory issues.
But what I was MOST excited about was her link to her Essential Oils Home Guide which is FREE! That’s right! You heard me, FREE! I went through the guide and it has awesome information for oldies and newbies to the Young Living world! It’s a great tool to use to spread the word about Young Living!

Then if you scroll down you can find related publications that are FREE ALSO!

Like this awesome “Get to know your Premium Starter Kit” publication!

I just wanted to share this awesome site where you can find more information on Young Living in a fun and visual way! I’m pretty sure I am going to use it for my own Facebook Page!

Etsy Fresh

Last week I decided to start selling some of the essential oil jewelry I had made. I started just on Facebook, but then got the courage to open up my first Etsy Shop!

Here are some of the items I have sold 🙂

 

The biggest accomplishment and the one thing that has truly made me feel that I chose the right thing is the feedback and reviews I have received. I may not already be a millionaire, but it makes me happy to know that the jewelry I love making is bringing JOY to other people!
These pieces of jewelry are truly a great way to diffuse your favorite essential oils!

If you are interested in checking out my Etsy Store you can find the link on the Menu or you can click HERE!

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Pike Headstand

Another time I diffuse my essential oils is when I am practicing yoga. Now I am NOT the best Yogi out there, but I have made a lot of progress and have found myself happier and healthier. My favorite ble
nd to use when I am practicing is Peace and Calming! I can’t wait for that oil to become available again!
Here is a picture of my latest Yoga accomplishment! The Pike Headstand! If you look carefully below my knees you can see my small diffuser I have in my yoga room.

I actually have 4 diffusers in my entire house! Two of which are Young Living Diffusers 🙂 I learned that HEB sells some cheaper, but not as good diffusers.

 

 

Get Started With Young Living

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Ever had a whiff of peppermint and felt more attentive, or maybe you smelled a garden and felt a sense of peace?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, you have already experienced Aromatherapy! Aromatherapy is popular because our sense of smell triggers powerful emotional responses.

Why should you choose Young Living?

“Theres so many other essential oil companies”

As I began researching more into essential oils, I was surprised to find the number of companies offering this product. Thanks to meeting a lovely lady named Brandee I began researching Young Living. I was truly impressed with their Seed to Seal process as well as their oils being 100% therapeutic.

Young Living started 20 years ago in a home built distillery and now has farms that span all across the globe. They own most of the farms themselves, they hand pick their products and gently distill their oils without chemicals.

“But how do I use these Essential oils?”

This is the most popular question I get asked when people are either interested in the oils or just started their Young Living Journey. You can use the oils 3 different ways.13754373_1723728414543305_1703996500981602750_n

Ready to try Young Living essential oils?

You can get Young Living Essential Oils in two ways.

  1. First is a Wholesale Member (I highly recommend this. It seems like you’re gonna be trapped by a ball and chain but ya ain’t!)
  2. Second is a Retail Customer (I don’t recommend it because you don’t get the discount! Who doesn’t like to save money?!)

When you choose to set up an account there are two ways to do this.
•The first option is a Retail Customer. Being a retail customer means you can set up an account and purchase the products you want at retail price. There’s no requirement to buy a starter kit, just set up and start ordering.
•The second option is the Wholesale Customer, which in my opinion is the BEST option. You are able to purchase all the products at a 24% discount (so 24% less than retail) forever! The best thing about being a wholesale distributor is you have ZERO obligation to even sell oils to ANYONE! All you have to do is buy 50 PV (50 dollars in product value) within 12 months to keep your account active.
That’s it! Other than that there’s nothing you NEED to do! No tricks, gimmicks or sneaky charges to your card.

The kit itself retails for over $300, but as a Wholesale Member, you get the kit for $160!

If you are ready to sign up, here are the steps you need to follow!
1. Go to the sign up site here.
2. Choose whether you would like to be a Wholesale Member or a Retail Member & if you were referred or not. If you were referred by me, make sure my member ID and Sponsor ID are inputted
3. Choose the Premium Starter Kit and the diffuser of your choice. Select your enrollment starter kit. This is where you can specify which starter kit you would like (and you know I think the Premium Kit is the way to go!) – they range in price from $40 on up and you only need to spend $40 to get the 24% discount. Note – you must sign up with one of these kits to become a wholesale member.
4. *Optional: Choose if you would like to be a part of the Essential Rewards/Automatic Monthly Delivery (you don’t have to and you can choose to do this later.

  • Now don’t be confused by this next step. Buying one of the ER kits is not a requirement to sign up as a wholesale member! This is a rewards program you can opt into to start earning money back to help pay for your oils. At this point, you can skip this step by selecting: ‘No, thank you. I plan on enrolling in the Essential Rewards Program later’. If one of the ER kits looks valuable to you then by all means get one in addition to your starter kit but please understand that you cannot buy an ER kit in lieu of a starter kit. This program is the most economical way to purchase your oils and other products. I belong and am already on my way to getting some free oils with it.

5. Then continue enrollment
6. Enter your membership information: your name, billing address, shipping address, and contact information. (The reason you are asked to list your social security number is for tax purposes. If you make over $600/year selling Young Living products, you will receive a 1099 form in the mail, as is required by law. Young Living will never share this info with anyone.)
6. Username, Password and Pin – Create your password and pin which you will use to log in to your account and order your oils.
7. Agree to Terms & Conditions.
8. CONFIRM YOUR ORDER. I have had many folks miss this step and end up not fully checking out. To confirm, the tool will log you in and it will show you your order again and it will make you enter in your payment information again.

That’s all! Easy peasy Lemon squeazy!  Welcome to the amazingly healthy and addictive  world of essential oils!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me here.