You are the Gatekeeper Of Your Home ( FREE Checklist)



              I was shocked when I learned more about the ingredients in most commercial cleaners and personal care products. These products are chock full of synthetic ingredients. Synthetic means fake, not real, manufactured. Our bodies do not know what to do with them. The result is an overload on your liver. Your liver is your body's filtration system and is overworked trying to filter out the fake ingredients we constantly put on our bodies. This can lead to numerous health conditions.

These ingredients are also known to be hormone disruptors and they wreak havoc on our bodies especially children, whose little systems are still growing.  Some ingredients are even known carcinogens, which means they can cause cancer y'all. 

Good news! 
As the gatekeeper of your home, YOU decide what comes into your home. YOU get to choose what your family uses every day. Making just a few changes can reap great health benefits for you and your loved ones.

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I hope this information will help you decide to make some changes in your family. If you want to learn more or have any questions, email me at hello@marieinmontana.com

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Being the gatekeeper is one of the MOST important jobs you have. I am here to come alongside you and help you learn all the things.

 To Your Health,
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Support Your Hormones Naturally

Support Your Hormones Naturally


Are you like me, living in your " middle years"?

I don't mind this stage of my life. I try really hard to remind myself that so many women did not even make it to the middle. I truly do feel blessed.  

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That does not mean, I love EVERYTHING about being in the middle. Mood swings, hot flashes, and stubborn weight that holds on are a few things I could do without.  Good thing,  I learned a natural way to support my hormones. Read on and then check out the video where I show you my routine and how I keep my hormones in check.


So many women suffer due to hormone imbalances. Hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, having a hard time losing weight are just a few of the symptoms women experience during perimenopause and menopause.

 Women sometimes think that the only two options they have when it comes to their hormones is to take synthetic drugs that can cause more problems than they help or live with it.  

Great news! You don't have to do either.  You can use essential oils to help nourish and support your hormones.

Real quick>>>> synthetic means fake, not real. Our bodies do not know what to do with fake stuff. They were not created like that. Our liver is our body's filter and when we overload it with synthetic chemicals every day our liver can get overloaded making us feel sluggish, tired, and just plain crappy.


As we age our bodies start producing less progesterone and estrogen. These imbalances affect your thyroid, adrenals, and other hormones.


Interesting Fact>>> 95% of women who suffer from hot flashes are low in Progesterone and about 3% are low in Estrogen.

Progesterone is known as the feel-good hormone. Some of the symptoms of low progesterone are:

  • Headaches
  • Mood Changes
  • Low Libido
  • Hot Flashes
  • Weight Gain
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Fibroids and endometriosis

Progesterone is a heavy hitter and when it's low, which again, is what happens in menopause it wreaks havoc on our bodies and our lives. With all that going on why add possible side effects of synthetic drugs to the mix?  Why not try natural alternatives first?

According to Dr. Dan Purcer, natural Progesterone is an incredible hormone that helps many women. Natural Progesterone is bioidentical to what your body makes. It helps to balance out your estrogen levels too. ( see below for more information) Some of the benefits of natural Progesterone are:

Stops or reduces hot flashes

Reduces the risk of breast cancer

Kills breast cancer cells by causing apoptosis or cell death

Reduces or reverses fibrocystic breast tissue

Reduces Coronary Artery Disease

Aids in sleeping

Weight loss

Increases muscle

Helps migraines in women

Shuts down endometriosis

Stops abnormal breathing

Helps to thicken hair.

You can learn much more about progesterone and the type he recommends at https://danpursermd.com/womens-health-menopause-with-dr-purser-on-facebook-live?rq=women%27s%20health.

There are many types of natural Progesterone on the market and I am not a doctor, I can only tell you what I have used to help support my hormones. It took me several months to find a regimen that works for me. That is one of the great aspects of using natural alternatives. It is not one size fits all. You tailor it to you and what your body needs.

I use Progessence Plus from Young Living.

Young Living is the largest essential company on the planet and the only one with The Seed to Seal Promise which means you never have to worry about where the essential oils are sourced from or the ingredients used in any of their products. You can read more about The Seed to Seal Promise right here on this website.

You can read more about what ingredients Young Living will never use in their products at  https://www.youngliving.com/blog/australia/ingredients-youll-never-find-in-yl-products/

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Progessence Plus from Young Living is a fantastic natural source of Progesterone that helps to support your hormones. This serum contains a naturally occurring form of progesterone that comes from wild yam extract. It's important to note that this is NATURAL, not synthetic, so our bodies know how to use and process it without the terrible side effects that synthetic hormones can have.

When using, apply Progessence Plus on the soft skin of your forearm or your neck. I started with one drop in the morning and once at night and then slowly added a few more drops depending on how I feel.



You can watch more about Progessence Plus  in this short informative video at  https://www.facebook.com/lindseyelmore/videos/619853208445509/UzpfSTEwMDAwMDAxMzEwNDAzOTpWSzo1ODI5Njg2NDU1MDA4NzM/?query=proggessence%20Plus&epa=SEARCH_BOX

Remember about 3% of women who suffer from hot flashes have low Estrogen. Estrogen enhances and maintains the mucous membrane that lines the uterus. It increases the size of the endometrium as well as enhancing blood flow, protein content, and enzyme activity.

Symptoms of low Estrogen are:

  • painful sex due to a lack of vaginal lubrication.
  • an increase in urinary tract infections (UTIs) due to a thinning of the urethra.
  • irregular or absent periods.
  • mood swings.
  • hot flashes.
  • breast tenderness.
  • headaches or accentuation of pre-existing migraines.
  • depression.

Along with the Progessence Plus, I added Clary Sage essential oil. Clary Sage comes from the Sage plant and contains Sclaereol which mimics estrogen in women especially during menopause. Clary Sage has a calming effect as well, which might just help during this time too...your welcome.

Some studies have shown that there was a 30% reduction in breast cancer risk when using Clary Sage long term. There is more information about Clary Sage above in Dr. Purser's video.

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 I recently added Endoflex to my daily routine. Endoflex is a blend of oils that are supportive of the thyroid gland. Your thyroid works with your adrenals and your hormones to help regulate the body. Your thyroid can be affected by stress, viruses, medications, your gut microbiome, exposure to harmful synthetic chemicals that are in so many of our cleaning, and personal care products. These products are wreaking havoc on your thyroid and other hormones. Did I say stress?

When your thyroid is not functioning properly you may feel, "wired but tired". You may struggle to lose weight or experience brain fog or fatigue. 

Essential old are not band-aids. They are not pharmaceuticals. They help support homeostasis--the optimal functioning of your body. They support our bodies. Essential is are adaptogenic--- they fill in what YOUR body needs, they adapt to you.

Essential oils that are high in terpenes ( constituents of certain oils)nourish your body and they are really good at cleaning your cells.


These three products have been a game-changer for me. I NEVER recommend anything that I have not used and got some sort of benefit from.  Natural alternatives are a smart, savvy way to meet these life changes head-on without all the possible side effects.




There are two ways you can get Clary Sage, Progessence Plus and Endoflex. You can buy them retail from me.

Or you can start your own wholesale membership at Young Living. Becoming a wholesale member means just that-you buy Young Living products at a 24% discount. Think Costco or Sams.

There are several different starter kits to choose from: The basic starter kit is an introduction to Young Living.  For $35 you get all the benefits of being a wholesale member and you can participate in the Essential Rewards Program where you can earn free products and a percentage back each month in rewards points.  If you want to get started with essential oils and money is tight, this may be for you. You can also add the Progessence Plus, Clary Sage, and Endoflex to your order. 

Reducing synthetic chemicals is so important when talking about hormone support so if this is what you can swing in your budget go for it. Use my referral link at GET BASIC STARTER KIT 


The biggest bang for your buck is always the premium starter kits. There are several to choose from.  The premium starter kits are 50% off retail prices. 

By becoming a wholesale member of Young Living ( Think Sams or Costco) you will have access to over 600 essential oils or oil-infused products. When you start your membership you get to choose a  Premium Starter Kit. You can see more about all the kits right here on the main page of this website.

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Ready to start now? Email me I would love to help you get started so we make sure you get all the discounts and freebies. hello@marieinmontana.com


Use my referral link (  https://bit.ly/startYLNOW) to start your Young Living wholesale account today and get a welcome gift from us PLUS a $25 Amazon gift card or a $25 credit deposited into your Young Living account for future purchases. Your choice.


Don't forget--Get my free ebook--12 Ingredients to Avoid In Your Personal Care Products. Snag that puppy at http://marieinmontana.com/landing/midlife-makeover-4 

You can also get my free checklist>>>>> HOW SAFE IS YOUR HAVEN.pdf 


There are so many foods and supplements that can also help nourish and support. our hormones. We will be talking more about those soon so join our newsletter at the link above so you don't miss a thing. 

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If you have any questions, please let me know. You can comment on this blog article, you can message me from my website here or you can email me at hello@marieinmontana.com

Blessings,
 Marie
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12 Ingredients To Avoid In Your Personal Care Products.

12 Ingredients To Avoid In Your Personal Care Products.


The ingredient list on our personal care products can be downright scary. With so many listed and many of them, you can't pronounce much less know what they are.  Try this--take a few of the ingredients listed and search on Google with the words "dangers of" in front of it and see what happens. It's shocking and to be honest, makes me a little mad. 

These ingredients can be even more harmful to our children! Their little bodies are still growing which makes some of these ingredients even more dangerous.


Many of these ingredients are known as endocrine disruptors, which means they jack up your hormones. I don't know about y'all but my hormones don't need any more jacking up than they can be already!!

What exactly are endocrine disruptors?

They are naturally occurring compounds or man-made substances that can mimic or interfere with hormones in the body. They may turn on, turn off, or modify signals that hormones carry. In other words, wreak havoc on our bodies. Many of these ingredients are synthetic, which means fake. Our bodies were not created to filter out the fake stuff. Our liver, our body's biggest filet can get overloaded making us feel sick, sluggish, and downright tired.  You can read more about endocrine disruptors at https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/materials/endocrine_disruptors_508.pdf 


Here is the list of 12 ingredients to watch out for.


Propylene Glycol and Butylene Glycol--The EPA consider this so toxic it requires gown, gloves, and goggles when burying. They also warn against skin contact to prevent brain, kidney and liver abnormalities.

Parabens- Methyl, Butyl Propyl and Ethyl.Used as preservatives. Not always labeled. Used in deodorants and other skincare products and have been found in breast cancer tumors. May contribute to male sterility, hormone imbalance in females and early puberty.

Phthalates-Usually not listed on the label but in many products. Health effects include damage to the liver and kidneys, birth defects and decrease sperm counts.

Sunscreen chemicals: These are common ingredients in sunscreens. They are known to be free radical generators and are believed to damage DNA and cause cancer.

        Avobenzone

        Benzophenone

         Methoxycinnamate

         PABA

Another really big ingredient to look out for is fragrance. It can mean hundreds of different chemicals that they do not have to list. If you see fragrance listed, it's not good!

Ingredients matter Y'all!!



You can learn more about the ingredients used in some of the products you use  at https://www.ewg.org/

With just a few changes you can greatly reduce these potentially harmful ingredients. Even if only half of these warnings are true, why take a chance?

What steps can we take to make sure we are not using these ingredients in our homes?

Be more careful about what we buy by reading the ingredient label.

Make Your own products using essential oils. ( Don't worry it's easy and usually has just a few products)

Buy from a trusted source. Young Living has more than just essential oils. There are over 600+products to choose from and you don't have to worry about questionable practices or ingredients.

You never have to worry about Young Living products because they don't use questionable ingredients EVER. You can read more about ingredients you will NEVER find in Young Living products. https://www.youngliving.com/blog/australia/ingredients-youll-never-find-in-yl-products/ 

Why Young Living?

Young Living is the largest essential oil company in the world. They set the standards and are the leader in the essential oil market and the only company with The Seed to Seal Promise. They go above and beyond the regular standards to bring pure safe products.  You can learn more about their Seed to Seal promise by watching this short video.

                   

You can get started today with a company that goes the extra mile to make sure their essential oils are pure therapeutic grade essential oils that are safe for you and your family. Young Living also has a program called Essential Rewards where you can earn FREE essential oils and Rewards Points to use for future orders. It is the best way to get started. It's optional... but A NO BRAINER.

Have questions? Ready to begin your journey to synthetic-free living so you can live ABOVE the wellness line?  Email me at hello@marieinmontana.com




Start your own wholesale account with Young  Living using my referral link at and as my gift to you, I will send you a $25  cash back or a diffuser, your choice. I will also send you a sweet welcome packet to help you get started quickly with your oils and get you plugged into our Facebook group so you can learn how to use your oils right away. 

Just making a few changes can greatly reduce the number of harmful ingredients in your home.

Now that you know better, you can do better!

 Marie
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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  


Join my newsletter and also get my ebook FREE as a thank you. Don’t worry I won’t bombard you with useless information and I despise Spam and would never give your information to anyone else. Sign up at http://marieinmontana.com/landing/midlife-makeover-4
Again, if you have any questions, I am here for ya. Email me at hello@marieinmontana.com
 or comment below.

Until next Time,
 Marie


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