I’m about to get all “science-y” on you today. Is that even a word…science-y? Well, I’m going with it! I’ve been doing a lot of research on these essential oils that you see me post about and I want to share something with you all that I think is so cool. Are you ready?
Everything in nature vibrates. Vibration can be defined as ‘a periodic motion of the particles of an elastic body or medium in alternately opposite directions from the position of equilibrium when that equilibrium has been disturbed’. Simply put, our bodies and everything in the environment are made up of trillions of tiny molecules, all constantly cycling and moving, emitting a vibrational energy. As the cycle of energy vibrates at a more frequent rate, the vibrational frequency raises. Vibrational frequency is measured in megahertz (MHz).
Healthy human body: 62+ MHz
Illness begins: 58 MHz
Receptive to cancer: 42 MHz
Death begins: 25 MHz
When we consume things that have frequency (plants and other living things), we can increase our body’s frequency, which can increase our health. Diffusing or inhaling an essential oil with a high frequency may also help raise your own vibrational frequency.
Processed or canned foods: 0 MHz
Fresh produce: 10-15 MHz
Dry herbs: 12-22 MHz
Fresh herbs: 20-27 MHz
Therapeutic grade essential oils: 52-320 MHz
Negative thoughts decrease our frequency by up to 12 MHz. Prayer/meditation increase our frequency by up to 15 MHz.
I hope you enjoyed our science lesson today! I’m going to go add some frankincense to my diffuser now and think happy thoughts the rest of the day. 🙂
These are some of my favorite blends to diffuse during the fall. Not only are diffusing essential oils safer than burning candles, but they also have added health benefits!
I am so excited to share that Young Living now offers a chemical-free makeup line…Savvy Minerals! Free of cheap fillers and synthetics. Savvy Minerals makeup is vegan, not tested on animals, ideal for sensitive skin and provides beautiful, buildable color for all day wear.
Choosing your foundation color… a few tips!
Here are some tips for selecting the right foundation color for YOU…
1. Check Your Veins
Look at the veins inside your wrist. If they look more blue, you likely have cool undertones. If they look greenish, then you’re warm.
2. The Jewelry Trick
If you look better in silver jewelry, your skin may be cool. If you look better in gold jewelry, your more likely to be warm.
3. The Neutral Test
Think about what neutral shades flatter you best. If your skin, eyes, and fave look better in bright white or black hues then you are a cool tone. If you look better in ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades, then you are a warm tone.
4. Eye and Hair Color
Your natural eye and hair colors can help figure out your coloring. Cool-toned women usually have eyes that are blue, gray, or green and have blonde, brown, or black hair with blue, silver, violet, and ash undertones. Warm-toned women usually have brown, amber, or haze eyes with strawberry blonde, red, brown, or black hair with gold, red, or orange undertones.
5. The Sun’s Effects
When you’re out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden-brown, or does it burn and turn pink first? If you fit into the former category, you’re warm-toned, while cool tones tend to burn.
For your face:
We have two different bronzers, one for light skin (Crowned all Over) and one for darker or more sun-kissed skin (Summer Loved).
There are three blushes: Smashing, I Do Believe You’re Blushin’, and Passionate.
8 eye shadows: shown in the image below.
Jetsetter eyeliner that you can use the Misting Spray to create a liquid liner (spray in lid and dip eye liner brush to create a liquid) or wear dry for a softer liner.
Multitasker: dark brown color that can be used on brows, as eyeliner or as eye shadow.
For your lips:
The two gloss colors are Embrace (nude-y peach) and Abundance (light pink) and they are both infused with Peppermint oil. 🙂
Choose from four lipsticks: On a Whim, Day Dream, Wish, and Uptown Girl. They are moisturizing and give you a really pretty and natural color.
Misting spray: one of our favorite products! You can spray this on your makeup brush for a creamier foundation application (spray on the brush and then swirl in cap with tapped out foundation). Includes aloe, cedarwood, geranium, lavender, and rose oil. Can be used to set your makeup as well.
Diamond Dust: a setting powder that gives you a finished, air brushed look. Smoothes and blurs fine lines and pores.
If you haven’t joined Young Living as a wholesale member yet to get exclusive pricing on the Savvy Minerals line, you can join here!
Our family has been using essential oils for about 3 years now and we LOVE them! We use them every. single. day. One of the questions I get asked the most about essential oils is what do I actually use them for. So I thought I would share some of the ways that we use them on a daily basis.
1. For immune support – One of the main reasons I got started with oils was for supporting our immune systems. I have children and they go to school and are exposed to so many germs. Adding oils to our daily routine has definitely been a game changer for our family.
2. For helping our kiddos sleep better – Another main reason that I started using essential oils was because I wanted to change my son’s sleeping habits. At 2 years old, he was still waking up in the middle of the night on a regular basis and coming into our bedroom. This mama was ready for a solid night’s sleep! We started diffusing Lavender and Peace & Calming in both of the kids’ rooms at night at it definitely helped. I also try and diffuse other relaxing oils in the living room about 30-45 minutes before my kids start getting ready for bed. A couple of my favorites are Cedarwood, Gentle Baby, and Valor.
3. For healthy skin – I’m the type of person that isn’t devoted to a certain brand of skincare or makeup. I have always tried different ones and maybe that’s because I never found anything that I fell in love with. Now I use essential oils and my skin is loving it! Frankincense supports healthy, glowing skin and it’s also very calming and grounding. I made a face serum that I apply every night before bed. It contains Frankincense, Helichrysum, Myrrh, and Lavender mixed with jojoba oil. I also use Tea Tree or Purification on blemishes.
4. For emotional support – Essential oils have the ability to directly access and affect the brain’s limbic region, the center of emotion and memory. Many oils can be used to create a positive emotional state, help soothe grief, create an environment of relaxation at the end of a long day, and much more. Simply inhaling certain oils can be extremely calming and uplifting. You can also apply them to the back of your neck or to your wrists. I have a blend that I mixed up in a roller bottle for my kids. It contains Valor, Orange, and Release. Whenever they need a little emotional balance, I swipe it across their wrists and on the back of their necks. 🙂
5. For chemical-free cleaning – I’ve never been a big fan of cleaning products. The smells are always so overwhelming and I’ve had headaches from cleaning the bathroom. Enter Thieves all-purpose cleaner! Not only is it all natural, but it’s safe to use around my kids and it is 100% effective. I use it to wipe down countertops, windows, appliances, and the kid’s bathtub. There are also DIY recipes that you can make using essential oils themselves, like using lemon oil to remove sticky residue or thieves + lemon mixed with baking soda to make a scrub to remove stains. All natural, plus they leave your house smelling amazing!
6. To make our smell good – I used to be a HUGE candle user. I would stock up on those big, 3 wick candles when they went on sale and burn them all of the time to make my house smell good. Between dogs and kids, there is usually some kind of odor in the house and I would rather my house smell like flowers or citrus fruit. Then I started reading up on how toxic candles are when you burn them and I decided that I did not want to expose my children to that. So now we diffuse essential oils! Not only do they make my house smell amazing, but they have added benefits.