Essential Oils for Respiratory Care: Spotlight on Palo Santo

Essential Oils for Respiratory Care: Spotlight on Palo Santo
"I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude."
Brene Brown
Before we learn a bit about caring for our respiratory system, here's a wonderful Christmas room spray for you to enjoy this week.
Required disclaimer:
*Information regarding historical use of herbs and aromatic plants is for informational purposes only and is not based on modern science, nor should this information be construed as expected results from use.
RESPIRATORY CARE SPOTLIGHT: PALO SANTO 
Palo Santo has an inspiring fragrance and can be diffused for a cleansing and refreshing atmosphere. It can also be used for massage after activity.
//historical uses of palo santo//
The use of palo santo from B. graveolensis traditional in South America, especially in Ecuador. According to the local customs, it was used against the “bad energy” which sometimes actually referred to clinical disease. It was widely used in ritual purification and as a folk medicine for stomach ache, and as a liniment for rheumatism
Historically Palo Santo was used as an herbal medicinal tea (by boiling the stick or sawdust in water) for a respiratory aid for colds, asthma coughs, and relieves headaches or migraines.  It was thought to relieve pain in muscle and joint pain and to decrease inflammation.
HOW TO USE PALO SANTO:
  • Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil and apply to the desired area as needed.
  • Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
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Keep Learning,
 Marie

The Retro Housewives Guide To Chemical Free Cleaning (Free Printout)

The Retro Housewives Guide To Chemical Free Cleaning  (Free Printout)

Women will use approximately  80 chemicals  BEFORE breakfast. Wait, what? Yep, in just one product there are tons of ingredients and many of them are known to be carcinogenic and /or endocrine disruptors. It's bad stuff. It's bad for us, our family, and even our pets.

 I know when I first started learning more about the harmful ingredients in our cleaning products, I was shocked.  It can all be a little overwhelming trying to figure out which ingredients to avoid BUT we are gonna break it down and talk about  6 ingredients that are in most of 

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Triclosan was BANNED by the FDA in 2016 BUT it is still in soaps, cleaners, and cosmetics.

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Parabens used as a preservative and germicide. BANNED in Sweden and Japan.

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Phthalates are used to make things pliable and are found in perfumes, kid's toys, and personal care products. Banned in Europe.

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Sodium Laurel Sulfate creates that lather that we all love BUT it has been banned in Europe and Canada.

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Propylene Glycol is used in cleaners, shampoos, lotions AND the main ingredient in ANTIFREEZE  Y'all.

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Fragrances are found in candles, perfumes, cosmetics and much more. What is scary about this one is that companies DO NOT have to disclose fragrances on their ingredient list. Fragrance can mean hundreds of different chemicals that you are being exposed to.


How long do you think it takes these chemicals to enter your bloodstream?

26 seconds. Yep, 26 seconds before the harmful effects of all those chemicals are being distributed throughout your body. Since many of these ingredients are endocrine disruptors, it's no wonder that so many people have hormone problems these days.


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Here is the exciting part. You do not have to use these 6 harmful ingredients. You have a choice. You can make many of your own cleaning and personal care products using essential oils. Don't worry, it's not hard and takes very few natural ingredients.

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After a lot of researching I chose  Young Living essential oils.

Young Living has been around for 25 years and they set the standards in the essential oil industry. Their Seed To Seal Promise means you never have to worry about where their essential oils come from because they control the process from seed to seal.   Learn more at Seed to Seal.

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Young Living has over 700 essential oils or oil-infused products to choose from. You never have to worry about the ingredients used in any Young Living product. Read more about that at HERE.

The Thieves line of products is one of the most popular products Young Living makes. It is a combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary essential oils that all have incredible cleaning power. Thieves is safe,non- toxic and you don't have to worry about using them around your children.

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Thieves Household Cleaner is the bomb. It will take place of every cleaner you are currently using. It can be used on any surface in your home. It is safe for children and your furry friends.

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Thieves Dish Soap effectively cleans your dishes without chemicals, dyes or synthetics.

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Thieves Laundry Soap gently and naturally washes your clothes without any chemicals or synthetic residue.

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Thieves Dishwasher Powder is chemical-free, environmentally friendly and no rinsing aid is needed.

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Thieves Cleansing Bar Thieves Cleansing Soap is enriched with the powerful Thieves essential oil blend, moisturizing plant oils, and botanical extracts to help cleanse, purify, and promote soft, healthy skin. You can also use the bar soap on tough stains in the laundry and my husband uses Thieves bar soap as a shampoo as well. That is another great thing about Young Living products, they can be used so many different ways.

Thieves Foaming Hand Soap will cleanse, defend, and condition the skin with the therapeutic-grade essential oil blend.

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Try these DIY  chemical-free recipes. They are quick and easy and you can feel good about using them.

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The cleaning goodness of Thieves does not stop there.


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Savvy Savings, that's how the retro housewife rolls Y'all!

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Now, I know you may be wondering how do I get started on this oily chemical-free journey?  You can start your own Young Living wholesale membership at  http://bit.ly/mariewyl..  

There are several different Premium Starter kits to choose from.  The Premium Starter kits give you the biggest bang for your buck because they are 50% off the retail price.

You can see all the different types of starter kits at HERE

Email me at hello@marieinmontana.com so I can help you get all the freebies when you start your membership.

Use my referral link and receive a welcome packet and a $25 Amazon gift card.

With a Young Living membership, you’re on a path to a different type of lifestyle—one with the potential to earn free products, the freedom to transform your financial future, and the opportunity to bring life-changing solutions to homes around the world.

 Young Living groups it's members into two categories: Preferred Customers and Business Builders. Our Preferred Customers want to enjoy member benefits without participating in the business opportunity. Young Living Business Builders enjoy all the benefits Preferred Customers receive, plus the benefits of Young Living’s generous compensation plan by enrolling others in Young Living. 


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Young Living also has a program called, Essential Rewards where you can earn rewards point on your order each month anywhere from 10-25%. Then you can use those points to buy in the future. You also can earn  FREE oils each month.

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Greener Cleaner Home Print out Just For You!

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Are you ready to reduce the number of harmful chemicals in your home? Use this link to start your membership today. http://bit.ly/mariewyl  


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Until next Time,
 Marie


KidScents Essential Oils, Cause Kiddos Love Em Too

KidScents Essential Oils, Cause Kiddos Love Em Too


Time to eliminate those feelings of worry and helplessness and replace them with confidence and empowerment as we learn about some amazing products for your kiddos! 


 You will learn about The Young Living KidScents Collection along with ways you can start incorporating these into your daily routines to set your kids up for success and give their growing bodies exactly what they need to thrive. YAY!

 

Our children are not just little adults. Their bodies are continually growing, developing, and changing and are more vulnerable to the negative effects of harmful chemicals in their environment.

 

According to a research article from Health Affairs, there are four main differences that contribute to a child’s heightened susceptibility to chemical exposure:

 

  1. Children have greater exposure to toxic chemicals for their body weight than adults.
  2. Children’s metabolic pathways are immature, and a child’s ability to metabolize toxic chemicals is different from an adult’s.
  3. Children’s early developmental processes are easily disrupted.
  4. Children have more time than adults to develop chronic diseases. 

 

You can learn more about each of these points, and read the full article here:  https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/full/10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0151

 This is why it is important to look around your home and take a closer look at the everyday household and personal care products you are using on yourself and your children. 

 

Grab one or two of the products you use most often on your kids, flip them over, and read the ingredients. Pick the first couple and Google “dangers of . . .” and insert the ingredient name. Does anything surprise you? Alarm you? Then come back here to see what else is out there. We do the best we can as parents, but when you know better, you do better.


If you want products that work, then quality matters. There is so much more to Young Living than essential oils. If you want to stay updated to specials, incentives and new products, sign up for my newsletter and get my ebook, 12 Ingredients to Avoid In Your Personal Care Products as my gift to you.http://marieinmontana.com/landing/unlock-the-secret


 

Young Living has a Seed to Seal guarantee and promise that ensures their products are safe and effective. The company abides by very strict guidelines to fulfill this promise to us, and it is important that you know about them so you can feel confident in what you are buying and using.

 

  • YL owns its own farms, which no other major company does. It has partner farms that have to abide by the same standards.
  • YL won’t plant on soil that has been in contact with ANY chemicals within 50 years. (Organic standards are only five years!)
  • YL picks the absolute best seeds from strong, thriving plants.
  • YL hand weeds and uses its own oils on plants for pest control to avoid harmful chemicals.
  • YL harvests at peak times.
  • YL distills on site without harsh chemicals.
  • YL tests every batch multiple times throughout the process with state-of-the-art equipment. 

 

Want to know what I love most? If a batch doesn’t meet YL standards for any reason, it doesn't get bottled up to distribute. YL would rather have something go out of stock than let an inferior product slip through to us. It's rare to find a company with such high standards.

 As a parent, how important is quality to you on a scale of 1-10? 1 being not important, 10 being very important? On a scale of 1-10, how important is it that a company be transparent with you about what is in its products? 1 being not important, 10 being very important.


 

As always, when using essential oils on adults or children, you never want to put them directly into the eyes or ears. You also want to be aware of any blends that may contain citrus oils as these are photosensitive and should be avoided if being exposed to direct sunlight.

 The oils from the KidScents line come pre-diluted to make application easy, taking the guesswork out of diluting it yourself. The recommended application is for children ages 2-12. Remember, you know your child the best. Use your best judgment and see what works for them. Start ‘low and slow’ - apply to the feet, using just a drop or two and go from there. 

 These oils can also be diffused! Start with just 3-4 drops and adjust as you see fit. What is one thing your kids complain about most often? 

TummyGize is a blend perfect for little tummies that aren’t feeling so well. I have actually used TummyGize myself when needing some extra support.  It contains seven oils that are specifically formulated and blended to soothe and relax.

 Spearmint - gentler than peppermint and enhances relaxation

Peppermint - supportive and soothing

Tangerine - rich in limonene (Google the benefits)

Fennel - used as a digestive aid for thousands of years and mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, the Ebers Papyrus

Ginger - soothes, comforts, and balances

Cardamom - protects the stomach

Anise - a key ingredient in the Essentialzymes supplement

 Are you seeing a connection here? --> Little tummies will love this blend!

 

Usage:

Add an AromaGlide™ roller fitment to the top for easy roll-on application. If you don't have a roller top that's ok! Just add a drop onto the belly button and rub around.

Apply in a clockwise motion to follow the normal digestion pattern every 30 minutes for an hour and as needed thereafter. 

 

BONUS PRODUCT 

No tummy is perfect without a probiotic! 

The KidScents MightyPro pairs perfectly with TummyGize for added digestive support. It contains both pre- and probiotics. Prebiotics and probiotics help support digestion, the immune system, and emotional balance. They do this by stimulating and replenishing “good bacteria” through the live cultures. MightyPro has 8 billion active, live cultures! 

You can sprinkle it on cold food and drinks for easy consumption. It also tastes great on its own . . . think healthy Pixie Stick! Your kids will love it!

 I love that they are in individual packets and it doesn't need to be refrigerated. My kids eat it like candy!

 

This blend is amazingly effective! It is rejuvenating, refreshing, and perfect for little lungs.

Eucalyptus Blue - unique Eucalyptus oil grown in Ecuador

Palo Santo - known as the poor man’s Frankincense

Lavender - balancing and calming

Dorado Azul - recognized only as a weed in Ecuador until Gary Young analyzed it for the first time and gave it an identity

Ravintsara - has purifying properties that are a cross between nutmeg and clove

Myrtle - balancing and soothing

Eucalyptus Globulus - also found in Breathe Again and can be soothing to muscles

Marjoram - known as the ‘herb of happiness’

Pine - shares similar properties with Eucalyptus Globulus and their actions are enhanced when combined

Eucalyptus Citriodora - traditionally used as a perfume in linen closets

Cypress - this oil gets things moving!

Eucalyptus Radiata - cleansing and purifying

Black Spruce - releasing and grounding properties

Peppermint - not just good for the belly, opens up the airways too

 The four different varieties of Eucalyptus in the blend make it a powerhouse oil.

 Usage:

Add an AromaGlide™ roller fitment to the top for easy roll-on application. Don't have a roller fitment? No problem! Just add a drop to the chest, back, or feet and rub in!

Roll on the spine, bottoms of feet, and chest every few hours and as needed. 

 How do you know when your little one is not feeling well? 

 Are your kid(s) currently on a pre- or probiotic? 



SleepyIze is perfect for calming and relaxing the mind and body before bedtime (or naptime). 

 Lavender - relaxing, harmonizing, balancing

Geranium - excellent for the skin, but also fosters peace, well-being, and hope

Roman Chamomile - calming, soothing, and perfect for adults, children, and pets

Tangerine - helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Bergamot - relaxing to the mind and body

Sacred Frankincense - mood-elevating and relaxing

Valerian - promotes feelings of relaxation and eases occasional restlessness

Ruta (Rue) - sleep-inducing properties

 

Are you starting to get an idea of the attention to detail that Gary Young displays as you learn about the properties of the different oils that make up these blends? He was meticulous. He did his research and selected just the right oils that when all perfectly paired together would create a blend that was pure magic.

 Trust me . . . when you experience this for yourself, you’ll believe in magic too!

 

Usage:

Add an AromaGlide™ roller fitment to the top for easy roll-on application. Don't have a roller fitment? No problem! Just add a drop to the chest, back, or feet and rub in!

Roll on the spine, bottoms of feet, and chest before bedtime or naptime. 

Remember - these oils can be diffused too! Start with just a few drops and adjust as you see fit.

 What are some of your struggles during bedtime?

The name pretty much says it all, but it involves way more than you are probably thinking. You can grab this oil when your little one has some skin that needs soothing. You can even grab this oil to help ease emotional and mental hurt and stress... an area we may tend to overlook.


Children have to work through some of the same feelings and emotions as adults do, but at times it can be harder for them to process. Oils have a powerful impact on the emotional center of the brain and can be a great tool when helping your little ones deal with the emotional trauma of their own.

 

Idaho Balsam Fir - soothing and rejuvenating to the body and mind

Tea Tree - cleansing and supports healthy skin

Helichrysum - known for its restorative properties

Elemi - in the same botanical family as Frankincense and Myrrh (great for skin)

Cistus - honey-like scent, used for stress and trauma

Hinoki - energizing and uplifting to the mind

Clove - supports overall wellness, the main ingredient in Thieves

 You can witness in this blend how intentional Gary was in choosing oils that are useful for our physical body along with our emotional minds to benefit the body as a whole.

 Usage:

Apply Owie topically to improve the appearance of your child’s skin. Start with just a drop and adjust accordingly.

What kind of emotions do your kids display where you would love something to help them? Any tricks that you know work for them?


 

Speaking of the mind, that brings us to our last oil in the KidScents Collection -  GeneYus. This blend is perfect for helping young minds focus and concentrate on projects and the task at hand. Let’s be honest ... I’ve never met a kid who couldn’t use a little extra help in this area, have you??

 This one is ‘THE BOMB’! Just wait until I tell you about all the different oils that make up this blend.

 

Sacred Frankincense - high in sesquiterpenes which send oxygen to the limbic system of the brain

Blue Cypress -used to aid in the body’s natural response to irritation and injury

Cedarwood - promotes a sense of security and peace

Idaho Blue Spruce - relaxing to the mind and body

Palo Santo - used to purify and cleanse negative energies

Melissa - soothing, calming, good for easing stress

Northern Lights Black Spruce - grounding

Bergamot - mood-lifting properties

Myrrh - balances the production of many vital hormones

Vetiver - grounding, calming, and stabilizing

Geranium - strengthening and revitalizing

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood - emotionally balancing and grounding

Ylang Ylang - used for balancing both male and female energies

Hyssop - known for its purifying properties

Rose - very high vibrational frequency

 Don’t forget . . . just because these oils are part of the KidScents collection, it doesn’t mean that adults can’t benefit from them too!

 Usage:

Apply to the skin as needed - some places to try: back of the neck, earlobes, forehead, etc.

 Diffuse as needed. Start with a few drops and adjust as you see fit.


When do you notice your kids (or yourself) needing some extra help focusing? 


But that’s not all . . . 


 

In addition to the line of KidScents oils, Young Living also offers a full array of KidScents products that can be used on your kiddos every single day, like toothpaste and shampoo, to ensure nothing but the best is being absorbed into their little bodies.

 

KidScents Slique Toothpaste

This is the perfect toothpaste for kids of all ages. It makes a great starter toothpaste during those crucial years when kids are getting their primary teeth, but will also carry them to their teenage years, gently cleaning their teeth and gums with safe and natural ingredients. That means NO synthetic dyes or flavors. The addition of Slique Essence and Thieves essential oils make this highly effective at keeping teeth whiter, gums healthier, and combating plaque.


KidScents Shampoo

Contains only the finest, natural ingredients for cleansing and balancing the pH of your children’s hair. You can have the peace of mind in knowing that no mineral oils, synthetic perfumes, artificial colorings, or toxic ingredients are being absorbed through your kiddos skin.

 

Be sure to check out the Bath Gel and Lotion, too, along with the KidScents supplements!

 NOTE: If your kids are highly sensitive to gluten, please know that the shampoo, bath gel, and lotion all contain wheat germ oil. The Seedlings Line would be a great option for you instead!


Where can you get all these awesome safe products for your kids?

There are many ways to order your products, whether they are just for you OR for your kids. One option is to order as a Retail Customer. You will spend a lot more money ordering this way so I do not recommend it. Ha! 


 The best way to order your products is to become a member so you can get all of your products at 24% off and have access to many other membership perks like Essential Rewards - the best monthly subscription box around!


 During the month of OCTOBER get FREE  SHIPPING on your starter kit----Yes, please!!


How do you become a member? It’s simple! Just pick out your favorite starter kit and the lifetime membership comes absolutely FREE! 

 

You can grab a ready-made Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit, valued at over $400 worth of products, for only $165. It comes with a diffuser and 12 different oils (many of which are included in the blends we covered here).

 

 

Another option is the Basic Starter Kit for $35 and then you can add on whatever products you fell in love with.  The Basic Kit includes your FREE membership, a bottle of Stress Away, and a few other awesome goodies to help you get started. Add on a few of the KidScents oils and products we covered here plus ‘Feather the Owl’ Diffuser for a custom kit perfect for the kids in your life!  

I want to make sure you get the best deal on everything so KEEP READING! ;)

 

 

While you can join Essential Rewards (ER) at any time, I recommend joining Essential Rewards with your starter kit. Your first box can be the products you add to your Basic Kit or the Premium Starter Kit itself (you will have this option as you create your account). When you use your Premium Starter Kit as your first box, you will get a minimum of $10 back in ER points and a free product This month it is Nutmeg which can be used in so many ways this time of year.

 Ordering on ER is the best way to save money and support your health consistently!

 

Perks to Ordering through ER: 

Points back, cheaper shipping, free gifts, free promotional items, and more. Want all the details? Read the info below for a FULL break down of all the ER perks. 

 

1)  Earn ER points back for every ER order placed that can be cashed in for free products via Quick Order.

  • 10%* back months 1-3
  • 20%* back months 4-24
  • 25%* back months 25+

*% back is calculated off the PV value of your ER order. Every product has a $ amount and a PV amount. It will calculate your total PV automatically in your cart!

 

2) Earn FREE bonus products when you order 100 PV or 190 PV in one order. 

 

3) Get cheaper shipping!

 

4) Gain access to YL GO and YL GO+, FREE 2-4 day shipping subscriptions. They’re like Amazon Prime but better!

 

5) You can change the products in your cart every month. 


 6) You can change your shipping date every month too. 

If you ordered on the 15th of the previous month but want to change it to an earlier or later date this month, you can! 

 

I figure if someone is making the commitment to focus on health, then they will be swapping out toxic products for clean products (laundry detergent, cleaner, personal care products), trying new products (supplements, home care, skincare, makeup, food etc), and replacing products regularly, so ER is the no-brainer, cost-effective way to be consistent with supporting overall health. 

 

You can cancel your Essential Rewards subscription box at any time. Just remember, the longer you are on Essential Rewards the MORE points you earn with each order! If you cancel and rejoin at a later date you will lose your current earning percentage and start back over at 10%. So let’s not have that happen to you! ;)

 If you ever need help deciding what to add to your box, just ask! 

 

Use this link to set up your account and order your favorite starter kit! http://bit.ly/mariewyl

And when you use my referral link you will also get a $25 Amazon gift card--just in time for Christmas. It's a win-win, my friend. Don't forget the FREE shipping the month of October.


 ** Once you have started your wholesale account, comment below or email me at outandaboutstyles.com and let me know so I can get your welcome packets and gift card on the way.

 

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Until Next Time,
 Marie