Whole- Home Wellness For You And Your Family ( FREE PRINTABLES)

Whole- Home Wellness For You And Your Family ( FREE PRINTABLES)
                              Whole-Home Wellness For You and Your Family


 Creating a better quality of life for our families doesn’t have to be complicated. If you are ready to start on a path to cleaner living and whole-home wellness, you are in the right place.
 
You would be surprised at the number of harmful chemicals in the products that we breathe in and apply to our bodies daily. Literally hundreds before breakfast ALONE (especially women). We are exposed to chemical combinations all day every day and no safety data exist on these. It’s impossible to know how much damage we are doing to our bodies.  Have you ever started coughing immediately after using a cleaning product? Yea, me too!
 
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              Even if we do not feel an immediate reaction, we are not in the clear y’all. Over time, these chemicals build up and create a toxic overload. Many of these chemicals are synthetic—that means they are FAKE.  Our bodies do not know what to do with them. Our liver, our bodies filter is overworked, our hormones are out of whack and our body can be out of balance and cause a whole host of problems like eye and throat irritation, headaches, respiratory issues, allergic reactions, worsened asthma, and possibly even cancer.   Yep, you read that right.
 
I was shocked when I learned what was being used in so many of my favorite products.. Don’t think that some brands that say “natural” or “toxin-free “are safe.  Always check your labels. Here are just a few to look out for.
 
SLS—Sodium Lauryl Sulfate—cancer neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, skin irritation, endocrine disruptors (hormone/thyroid).
 
Benzisothiazolinone—eye and skin irritation.
 
PEG-2 Cocomonium Chloride—evidence of cancer, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; damage to DNA.
 
Methylisothiazolinone—possible neurotoxicity, nerve damage, lung toxicity, and allergic reactions.
 
Phenoxyethanol—eczema, life-threatening allergic reactions.
 
Fragrance—this is a BIG one y’all!! An undisclosed chemical cocktail—trade secrets.
A WHOPPING 12,500 ingredients fall under the umbrella word, FRAGRANCE on a label.
 
  •  Manufacturers are not required to list their fragrance ingredients on product labels.
  • Often only one-word ‘fragrance” or “parfum” is used on the label and can hide a cocktail of more than 100 ingredients.
  • 75% of fragrances contain phthalates which have been linked to cancer, infertility, pregnancy loss, and birth defects.
  • Fragrances are common triggers of asthma, migraines, allergies, and sinus problems.
 
Fragrances are linked to so many profound health risks that avoiding them is probably the #1 change you can make to reduce your family’s exposure to toxic chemicals. It only takes 26 seconds for chemicals in your cleaners to enter your bloodstream through the skin, this includes EVERYONE in your home especially our kids since their little bodies are still developing. It is just not worth the risk!!

Why would companies do this?   It’s called Greenwashing, they mislead consumers about the health, safety, and environmental impact of their products. They use those cheap synthetic fillers that we talked about earlier. Some popular brands in candy-colored bottles seem eco-friendly, quirky, hip, and homemade—but hold up check the label.
 
We’ve all used products that aren’t the best for us, but we can’t let old habits dictate our future. Companies are smart but WE are smarter and as the gatekeepers of our homes, WE get to decide what comes in. So, what can we do?
 
 Thieves the Day my friend!
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Thieves is an ultra-concentrated, versatile formula made with plant-based ingredients that can be used on virtually every surface in your home. Formulated with the power of Young Living’s Thieves oil blend, you can get a deep clean without dangerous or synthetic ingredients. Thieves cleaner also includes the scent of Lemon essential oil for an even more uplifting aroma. Infuse your entire house with the power of Thieves with a whole line of Thieves products.

Thieves contain no harsh or dangerous synthetic chemicals that need to be rinsed after use. Thieves is safe for septic systems, pets, and children. BONUS, you can have your kids clean safely and easily.   Just one capful of Thieves Household Cleaner to 2 cups of water will cost you less than $1 a bottle making it a healthy, thrifty choice.

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 Using Thieves Household Cleaner is the single best thing you can do to reduce those harmful cheap synthetic chemicals that are so prevalent in most cleaners.  This one step will lessen your toxic load allowing your body to function optimally, the way it is supposed to.
   
  Thieves products extend into the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room where even more harmful synthetic chemicals are found. Dishwashing liquid, automatic dishwasher soap, toothpaste, mouthwash, cough drops, hand sanitizer, and more make Thieves versatile for any lifestyle.
 
 Thieves dishwashing soap uses natural grease-cutting agents and essential oils. THRIFTY TIP>> I split my dish soap into threes, add a little Thieves Household Cleaner and baking soda, and stretch it even further.

  • NO SULFATES
  • NO DYES
  • NO FORMALDEHYDE
  • NO PHOSPHATES
  • NO SYNTHETIC PERFUMES
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  Bringing the power of Thieves to your laundry room with enzymes that combat dirt and stains. A highly concentrated formula so one bottle will last a good while.  THRIFTY TIP>> I split mine into threes, add water and stretch it even further.

  • NO SLS
  • NO DYES
  • NO PETROCHEMICALS
  • NO FORMALDEHYDE
  • NO SYNTHETIC PERFUMES
  • NO OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS
 
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Thieves toothpaste and mouthwash support healthy-looking gums and teeth with ingredients from nature and pure essential oils.
 
  • NO SULFATES
  • NO SYNTHETIC DYES
  • NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS OR COLORS
  • NO PRESERVATIVES
  • NO FLUORIDE
  • NO SLS
  • NO PARABENS
  • NO PHTHALATES
  • NO MINERAL OIL
  • SYNTHETIC PERFUMES
 
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     Thieves essential oil can be used to make your own DIY cleaning and wellness recipes. Thieves essential oil blend is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. It is one of Young Living's most popular essential oils so it’s no wonder that Thieves is included in so many of the home cleaning and personal care products. It is a key ingredient in Thieves Cleaner, Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, Thieves Wipes, and Thieves Foaming Hand Soap. Thieves blend is your go-to for an invigoratingly clean and spicy scent that smells more like fall baking than harsh cleaning formulas   

          
 
 So where can you get all the Thieves goodness?
 
You can buy it retail from my website  HERE
 
You can become a Young Living wholesale member. What does being a member mean? Think Costco’s or Sam’s. That’s it, You never have to share with anyone if you don’t want to.       ( There are two sides to Young Living.   Over 80%of the wholesale members are product users only and approximately 8-10 % are members who have chosen to build a business with Young Living ). There are no monthly requirements or quotas.  Your membership will get you wholesale prices on over 600 oil or oil-infused products like Thieves.  

You can join Young Living’s Essential Rewards program and earn free products and reward points on every purchase every month. It’s like FREE money back every month to be used on future purchases. DOLLA DOLLA BILLS Y'ALL.  

This is how I get most of my essential oils. I buy my household products, makeup, supplements that I am going to buy anyway. Then I use my points  I earn to get the oils I want plus the ones I get for FREE every month. It’s a good deal but it’s also totally optional. 


 
There are a few different options to start your wholesale membership.  The biggest bang for your buck is the Thieves Starter Bundle. When you use my referral number at https://bit.ly/startYLNOW to start and choose a Premium Starter Bundle with Essential Rewards, you will get $25 cashback from me plus FREE SHIPPING and you will earn $10 in Rewards Points to use on future orders.WHOOP!!


 
 We can also put together a customizable membership and I am happy to help you with that. Email me at  hello@marieinmontana.com or comment here.

 You can see all the starter kits right HERE 

***Young Living just added on another Premium starter kit and it is not on my website yet. It's called the " Little Oilers Premium Starter  Bundle" and it formulated for kids so it is already diluted so just add a roller to the top and start rolling. This starter bundle does qualify for the $25 cashback from me when you start with Essential Rewards plus the free shipping from Young Living.


 
 I am happy to answer any questions you may have about Thieves, Young Living, or Essential Rewards You can email me at hello@marieinmontana.com  or comment below.
 
 Join our newsletter and get a free All Things Thieves Switch List, and  Thieves recipes.   http://marieinmontana.com/landing/september-lp
  
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Avoiding synthetic chemicals in your home may seem daunting and overwhelming but the payoff will be worth it. Your body will function better without the toxic load that comes from using cheap filler synthetic chemicals.  Switching to Thieves makes it an easy process to turn your home into a safer place for you and your family.  

To Your Health,
 Marie
 
              
 
                                
 
 
 

Essential Oils For Respiratory Care : Spotlight On Raven

Essential Oils For Respiratory Care : Spotlight On Raven
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
Melody Beattie


This is a busy time of year and it's also the season for sniffles and throat tickles. This month we're going to learn all about essential oils for respiratory care. You may want to start stocking up on your winter wellness tool kit now so you are ready to roll!!

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: RAVEN 

Raven™ essential oil blend is a cool, refreshing combination of Ravintsara, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, and Wintergreen essential oils. A chilly, minty blend with sweet undertones, Raven creates a cooling sensation and provides a comforting aroma when applied topically to the chest and throat. Like an effervescent breeze through a grove of eucalyptus trees, Raven provides a refreshing aromatic experience when diffused or inhaled directly. The naturally occurring constituents eucalyptol, menthol, and methyl salicylate provide an invigorating and empowering experience, particularly before or after a workout or when winding down for the evening.

//historical uses of ravintsara//
(botanical name: Cinnamomum camphor)

Camphor is a waxy, white crystalline solid substance, obtained from the tree with a strong scent. Its terpenoid is originally obtained by distillation of bark from the camphor tree. Camphor has been used for many centuries as an antiseptic, an aphrodisiac, a culinary spice, and a component of incense and for cold remedy and other medicinal purposes
//historical uses of eucalyptus//
Eucalyptus is a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia. As an ingredient in many products, it is used to reduce symptoms of coughs, colds, and congestion. It also features in creams and ointments aimed at relieving muscle and joint pain.
In it’s native Australia, Eucalyptus Blue was recognized as the most disinfecting of all eucalyptus and was traditionally used as a to fight off colds and flu.
Topical ointments containing eucalyptus have been used in traditional Aboriginal medicine to support wound healing. Various uses of eucalyptus have spread to other traditional systems around the globe, including Chinese, Indian (Ayurvedic), and Greco-European systems over the past centuries. The French government planted eucalyptus trees in Algeria in 1857. In just five years the trees turned a once marshy land where they were planted, into a drier region, which ultimately reduced the mosquito habitat, giving the eucalyptus the name “fever tree.” The trees went on to be planted in other areas. During the 19th century in England, eucalyptus was used in hospitals to clean urinary catheters. Many studies later revealed that eucalyptus oil contains substances with microbial properties, confirming the British use as a cleaning agent.
//historical uses of peppermint//
Peppermint leaves have been used as a remedy for indigestion since the Ancient Egyptians, and the ancient Greeks and Romans valued it as a stomach soother as well. During the eighteenth century, the herb became popular in Western Europe as a remedy for nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, respiratory infections, and menstrual disorders.
Peppermint was first listed in the London Pharmacopoeia in 1721. In modern times it appears in the British Herbal pharmacopeia as a remedy for intestinal colic, gas, colds, morning sickness, and menstruation pain.
//historical uses of lemon peel//
Medicinal uses of lemon peel date back to ancient Greece. It was widely regarded as naturally cleansing and was an important culinary ingredient. They also believed that lemon leaves could help deter bad dreams.
/historical uses of wintergreen//
Wintergreen has long been used for its ability to relieve the pain and inflammation associated with rheumatism.4 Wintergreen leaves were used traditionally by the Native Americans and early American pioneers to make a tea used to treat “dysentery, fever, headaches, rheumatism, sore throats, and toothaches.” Both the Mohawk and Iroquois used wintergreen for its pain-relieving qualities. Also, the berries of the wintergreen were eaten raw or cooked in pies by the Native Americans
HOW TO USE RAVEN:
  • Dilute with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and massage it onto your chest and neck during the cold-weather season for a comforting aroma.
  • Apply it to your feet as part of your bedtime routine.
  • Dilute with V-6 and rub it on your chest and the back of your neck before an early morning workout to promote the sensation of deeper breathing.
  • Diffuse Raven in any stuffy environment for a fresh, crisp atmosphere.
  • Add a few drops to a hot bath or shower for an invigorating experience.
  • You can also sign up for my newsletter HERE and get my report, 3 Ways to Support Our Emotions Naturally.
Next time we will talk about Breathe Again Roll-On.
If you have any questions at all let me know by commenting here or email me at hello@marieinmontana.com.
Keep learning,
 Marie

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.
You can also sign up for my newsletter HERE and get my report, 3 Ways to Support Our Emotions Naturally.

I hope you enjoyed learning about essential oils for respiratory care. If you have any questions  comment here or email me at hello@marieinmontana.com
Keep Learning,
 Marie

Essential Oils For Respiratory Support: Spotlight on KidScents SniffleEase

Essential Oils For Respiratory Support: Spotlight on KidScents SniffleEase
"Gratitude is one of the strongest and most transformative states of being. It shifts your perspective from lack to abundance and allows you to focus on the good in your life, which in turn pulls more goodness into your reality."
Jen Sincero


Before we learn a bit about caring for our respiratory system, here's a wonderful Christmas diffuser recipe.

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: SNIFFLEEASE
When sniffles and stuffiness affect your little one, reach for this relaxing, quieting blend. Formulated for children ages 2 and up, KidScents® SniffleEase™ can be diffused or applied directly to chests or throats. The aroma promotes feelings of health and wellness while also assisting in releasing feelings of discomfort. The natural, relaxing, soothing vapors help promote wellness when inhaled and inspire calm breathing. SniffleEase is a blend of four different kinds of eucalyptus, Palo Santo, Lavender, Dorado Azul, Ravintsara, Myrtle, Marjoram, Pine, Cypress, Black Spruce, and Peppermint.
//historical uses of palo santo//
The use of palo santo from B. graveolens is 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
//historical uses of spruce//
Ancient cultures would make a tea out of spruce shoots that the drank when fighting a fever, persistent cough, and other respiratory ailments. The Native American cultures used spruce for both medicinal and spiritual purposes. It was used to make a healing wound salve, added to baths to help with muscle and joint pain, and used to enhance meditation and worship rituals.

//historical uses of eucalyptus//
Eucalyptus is a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia. As an ingredient in many products, it is used to reduce symptoms of coughs, colds, and congestion. It also features in creams and ointments aimed at relieving muscle and joint pain.
In it’s native Australia, Eucalyptus Blue was recognized as the most disinfecting of all eucalyptus and was traditionally used as a to fight off colds and flu.
Topical ointments containing eucalyptus have been used in traditional Aboriginal medicine to support wound healing. Various uses of eucalyptus have spread to other traditional systems around the globe, including Chinese, Indian (Ayurvedic), and Greco-European systems over the past centuries. The French government planted eucalyptus trees in Algeria in 1857. In just five years the trees turned a once marshy land where they were planted, into a drier region, which ultimately reduced the mosquito habitat, giving the eucalyptus the name “fever tree.” The trees went on to be planted in other areas. During the 19th century in England, eucalyptus was used in hospitals to clean urinary catheters. Many studies later revealed that eucalyptus oil contains substances with microbial properties, confirming the British use as a cleaning agent.
//historical uses of cypress//
The use of cypress as medicine dates back to the time of the Pharaohs, applied for its astringent, tonifying, decongestant, and diuretic properties. It was commonly used for funerals and burial sites. Drawing from its mythological symbolism and associations, the scent is suggested as being helpful during times of transition and grief. As an aromatic plant, it is known for its respiratory, circulatory, and dermatological uses.
//historical uses of lavender//
The medicinal uses of lavender date back to 2500 BC. The ancient Egyptians used lavender as a preservative and fragrant perfume. The word Lavender is from the Latin word lavare - which means “to wash”.   For centuries lavender has been used for skin ailments. Infusions of lavender were historically used to soothe insect bites, sunburns, and cuts and burns. Queen Victoria was a vocal admirer of the disinfecting properties of lavender and expected her royal residents to use lavender water and distilled oil because she favored it so highly.
//historical uses of peppermint//
Peppermint leaves have been used as a remedy for indigestion since the Ancient Egyptians, and the ancient Greeks and Romans valued it as a stomach soother as well. During the eighteenth century, the herb became popular in Western Europe as a remedy for nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, respiratory infections, and menstrual disorders.
Peppermint was first listed in the London Pharmacopoeia in 1721. In modern times it appears in the British Herbal pharmacopeia as a remedy for intestinal colic, gas, colds, morning sickness, and menstruation pain.
//historical uses of myrtle//
Myrtle occupies a prominent place in the writings of Hippocrates, Pliny, Dioscorides, Galen, and the Arabian writers. It has been prescribed for fever and pain by ancient physicians since at least 2,500 BC in Sumer.
Myrtle's effects are due to high levels of salicylic acid, a compound related to aspirin and the basis of the modern class of drugs known as NSAIDs.
In several countries, particularly in Europe and China, there has been a tradition for prescribing this substance for sinus infections.

//historical uses of pine//
Pine has been used extensively in traditional European medicine and has also been used for pharmaceutical preparations.
The Ojibwa used pine to revive consciousness and to make salves for arthritis, muscle pains, sores, wounds, and pains associated with colds and febrile illnesses. Interestingly, Pine was used extensively as wild food in addition to medicine. In times past, pines were a primary dietary supplement for winter as a source of vitamin C and to treat coughs, colds, and fevers.
//historical uses of marjoram//
It is believed that marjoram originally came from the Mediterranean region and Anatolia (Asia Minor) and has been used since ancient times.  The ancient Greeks used this as a natural treatment for many ailments. They believed it helped heal from poison, convulsions, and edema. They called this herb joy mountain and crowned young couples with it during wedding ceremonies.
It was once believed that marjoram helped to nurture love. This herb was added to food to promote civility and love.  Women carried this herb around in bags and it was placed around homes for the sweet fragrance.  It was also used in “love spells.” A young woman would place marjoram under her pillow at night believing that the herb would help reveal her future husband while she was dreaming.

HOW TO USE SNIFFLEEASE
  • Apply directly to chest or throat and gently massage to promote a soothing experience.
  • Use aromatically to allow children to breathe in soothing vapors.
  • Diffuse before sleep for a soothing atmosphere that promotes feelings of wellness.
You can also sign up for my newsletter HERE and get my report, 3 Ways to Support Our Emotions Naturally.

Next time we will talk about Palo Santo Essential Oil

Keep Learning,
 Marie

Learn Essential Oils On the Go With Textable Classes

You're busy, I am busy, we are all busy!!

BUT

What if you could learn more about essential oils and how they could fit into your life in a more convenient way?

Now you can!

Introducing textable classes where you can learn on the go on your own terms.

No pressure just simple text over a few days or a rapid text campaign, your choice to tell you what you need to know without the fluff!!

Here are several of the classes available right now.

Text 406-400-9546 to get started learning on the go today!!

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Keep Learning,
 Marie
 
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