Are you like me, living in your " middle years"?
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.
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:
- 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
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/
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.
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.
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?
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 membership with Young Living. Becoming a wholesale member means just that-you buy Young Living products at a 24% discount. Think Costco or Sams.
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.
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. email@example.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.
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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Looking for some unique gift ideas as you tackle that Christmas shopping list?
Whether you’re a DIYer or prefer to have someone do it for you, we have something for everyone.
You will be inspired to create affordable gift bundles using premade Young Living products or whip up your own homemade gifts using the DIY recipes. To make things even easier, enjoy these printable recipes a gift tags. When you give Young Living products you never have to worry about harmful ingredients because they don't use them.
So whether you make them or buy them, you are sure to make your loved ones feel special.
Let’s take the stress out of holiday shopping this year! I have some ideas for you that are perfect for anyone on your list. You can either grab the ready-to-go products on your next order from Young Living and have them shipped right to your door OR take advantage of the DIY recipes and get crafty! Don’t forget that when you order through the Essential Rewards monthly box program you get bonus freebies and points back that you can exchange for MORE goodies!! No matter which option you choose you’re still giving the gift of wellness and sharing the best with the people you love!
Because I like to stay in budget myself you’ll see this handy guide so you can stay within your budget and keep that wallet happy!
$ = under $25
$$ = $25 - $50
$$$ = $50 - $100
$$$$ = $100+
Woohoo! Let’s go!
**I am not a doctor. I am not here to diagnose, treat, or cure any of your illnesses. The content I cover is for informational purposes only.
If you like me, like getting the biggest bang for your buck, then quality matters to you. Not all essential oils are created equally. When you shop with Young Living you are getting quality products backed by a ‘Seed to Seal’ guarantee that you won’t find anywhere else. You can expect that Young Living will provide you with only the BEST!
- plant material that is grown on corporately-owned farms or carefully vetted partner farms (that you CAN visit!)
- sustainable farming and sourcing practices, providing the purest oil
- great care is taken to preserve and protect natural resources
- hand-weeded fields and ZERO use of pesticides
- oils that retain all their natural constituents and therapeutic properties
- use of food-grade distillers with state-of-the-art design and distillation methods
- low pressure and low-temperature distillation, without the use of solvents or synthetic chemicals
- rigorous testing on each batch by internal labs and third-party facilities
- oils that are carefully reviewed through every step of production in order to meet or exceed industry safety and purity standards (beyond organic!)
And the best part… if the oils do not meet these high standards they are rejected and will not be bottled as a Young Living product. Now that’s amazing!!
3 Pretty in Purple
Price Point: $ to $$$
Anyone else an #allthingslavender kind of gal? Young Living has a full array of lavender-infused products that you can mix and match to create custom gift sets for any lady on your list. Take a peek!
- Lavender Shampoo/Conditioner
- Lavender Shower Gel
- Lavender Lotion
- Lavender Bath Bombs
- Lavender Lip Balm
- Lavender Foaming Hand Soap
- Lavender Oatmeal Bar Soap
- LavaDerm Cooling Mist
Go all out and grab them all for someone OR grab a few and divide them up into multiple gift sets! I’ve got a spa-themed gift idea I think you’ll love…
- Order a bottle of Lavender Lotion, a pack of Lavender Bath Bombs, and four Lavender Lip Balms ($63 wholesale).
- Order a set of these 2 ozs. containers HERE ($1.17 each).
- Head to your nearest dollar store and grab four cute gift bags.
- Add one 2 oz. bottle of lotion, one bath bomb, and one lip balm.
For right around $20 each, you just created a spa-themed gift set any woman would love!
Feeling like you want to get creative and add a little more lavender to the mix? Whip up a batch of DIY Lavender Bath Melts to include with each set
Ok, we’ve got to know… what are your family’s top holiday traditions?
Merry & Bright
Price Point: $$$
Brighten up someone’s holidays this year by getting them ready for the next season with Mineral Sunscreen, LavaDerm After-Sun Spray, and Coconut Lime Body Butter! These are already made for you and easy to grab!
If you didn’t already know, traditional sunscreen can have some pretty harmful ingredients inside. Sunscreen may not be a common holiday gift, but trust me, your recipient will thank you when they realize how valuable a gift this really is. You’re giving the gift of wellness!
If you’re feeling crafty try your hand at some DIY Whipped Body Butter. It smells incredible!
Price Point: $ to $$
"All I want for Christmas, is my two front teeth" so we gotta keep them nice, right?! Who doesn’t want a healthier, whiter smile? Give the gift of Thieves!
All of Young Living’s toothpaste is fluoride-free, made without harsh chemicals or synthetics, and gentle on enamel. Grab your favorite tube and pair it with Thieves mouthwash and dental floss. Hop on Amazon and grab some cool bamboo toothbrushes and kick your gift up a notch!
By ordering a 5-pack of 2 oz. tubes of Arombright and grabbing some small plastic containers to split up the mouthwash, you can whip up several gift bundles at a great price! Take a look...
- 2 oz. Thieves Aromabright - $5.75
- 2 oz. Thieves Mouthwash - $2.58 (combine 1 oz. mouthwash with 1 oz. distilled water; price includes the cost of a plastic container)
- Thieves Dental Floss - $3.00 (when purchased as a 3-pk)
Add in a toothbrush and you are still under $15! What a practical gift or stocking stuffer!
Want to add a little more? Make a DIY Throat Spray using the leftover mouthwash OR just use your Thieves and Lemon essential oils
The Gift of Self-Care
Price Point: $ to $$$
I am loving the fact that I can grab full-size products and gift them as is OR divvy them up to create multiple gifts, aren’t you? #smartshopper
These oil-infused goodies would make the perfect self-care gift - because we all know how hard it is to make yourself a priority! Give them everything they need from head to toe!
- Satin Mint Face Scrub
- LavaMint Softening Foot Scrub
- Lavender Mint Shampoo and Conditioner
- Lavender Lip Balm
Want to divvy these up? You can! Young Living shampoo and conditioner is extra thick and concentrated so many people dilute it 50/50 with water. Even diluted it still works great for cleansing and conditioning.
Grab those 2 ozs. containers we talked about earlier and add 1 oz. of shampoo/conditioner to each and fill the rest with water. By doing it this way, you can get EIGHT gift-size bottles of shampoo and conditioner out of one, making them only $3.70 each! And that includes the cost of the 2 oz. container!
Grab these ½ oz. jars for just $0.29 each and include a sample of both the Satin Mint Face Scrub and LavaMint Softening Foot Scrub. It may seem like a small amount but a little goes a long way!
Package all this and a lip balm in one of these mesh organizers and you’ve got adorable little gift sets perfect for anyone on your list… all for under $25!
Feeling up for another homemade recipe? You could also include an amazing DIY Hand Scrub for silky-smooth hands all year round.
Let’s talk stockings. Do you hang the same ones every year? Sentimental ones? Trendy ones?
Price Point: $ to $$$$
This gift set would be perfect for any bookworm, homebody, tea-lover or cold-blooded human on your list. =)
Pair one (or more) of these with a cute mug or a warm fleece blanket:
- Slique Tea
- Cinnamon Bark Vitality
- Lemon Vitality
- Diffuser & Thieves
To keep it super cost-effective, grab an affordable mug from your nearest dollar store. ( I love me a dollar store) fill it with some colorful paper shred and tuck in two Slique tea bags ($1.62) and a bottle of Lemon Vitality ($6.25). That’s less than $10! #teachergift
Throw in a little jar of oil-infused honey and I will love you forever! Oh… I mean the lucky recipient will love you forever! ;) Place ¼ cup of honey in a jar and add 5-8 drops of Cinnamon Bark Vitality, Lemon Vitality, or Thieves Vitality for flavoring. This goes so well with a hot cup of Slique tea!
Are you a coffee or tea lover? Or both? Neither?
Price Point: $$ to $$$$
Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the men in your life. I have a special gift set just for them.
Shutran is the PERFECT blend of ten different essential oils specifically designed for men to boost feelings of masculinity and self-confidence. This blend is also found in Young Living’s entire line of Shutran products, giving the men in your life everything they need to stay fresh and clean from head to toe. Simply choose the ones that fit into your budget and you’re good to go!
- Shutran Essential Oil
- Shutran Bar Soap
- Shutran 3-in-1 Men’s Wash
- Shutran Beard Oil
- Shutran Shave Cream
- Shutran Aftershave Lotion
Once again, you could easily divide up the full-size products into sample sizes to create multiple gift sets or add in a DIY option to stretch those dollars!
Does your man have a beard?
No man to claim? Tell us your favorite holiday character.
Price Point: $ to $$$
Your mom, daughter, sister, or grandma (any lady!) will love Young Living’s line of Orange Blossom products! It will keep their skin healthy and glowing! Pick one or all of them for a great gift bundle!
- Charcoal Bar Soap (with Orange Blossom)
- Orange Blossom Facial Wash
- Orange Blossom Moisturizer
Feeling a little more DIY with this one? Try making an incredible Overnight Face Serum.
Our Furry Friends
Price Point: $ to $$$
We can’t forget about those fur babies! I love that Young Living hasn’t forgotten about them either. Our animals are just as susceptible to all the harmful toxins in our everyday products as we are. Thankfully there is a safer alternative for them! Young Living has an entire Animal Scents collection of pre-diluted essential oils you can use directly on your pets, along with shampoo, ointment and pet chews.
This is the perfect collection to gift to your own pets or even your friends’ pets. Take some samples to your local veterinarian’s office; I’m sure they would love it!. #brilliant
Again, grab full products for each recipient OR divide them up and make multiple gift bundles for under $20 each! Let’s do a little math and break this one down...
- Animal Scents Shampoo - $16.25/8 oz. bottle = $2.03 per ounce
- Animal Scents Ointment - $24.75/6.3 oz. container = $3.93 per ounce
- Animal Scents Pet Chews - $20.25/10 ct = $2.03 per chew
- Animal Scents T-Away - $16.75/15 ml bottle = .05 per drop
- Animal Scents ParaGize - $11.00/15 ml bottle = .04 per drop
Need container ideas? Try these:
- Shampoo, 2 oz. bottles (could send pure shampoo or diluted 50/50 with water)
- Ointment, 1 oz. jar
- Oils, 2 ml bottles (you could give anywhere from 10-25 drops of oil)
Wrap each pet chew in its own food-safe cellophane bag or add a DIY element and make your own Sweet Potato Puppy Muffins using the recipe from prouddogmom.com.
Have any pets of your own? Tell us a little bit about them in the comments below!
Not a pet lover? Tell us why. Ha!
Fresh from the Kitchen
Price Point: $ to $$$$
Know anyone that loves to cook or bake? How about someone that loves to eat? ;) This is the perfect gift AND it’s easy on the budget too!
Once again, head to your nearest dollar store and grab a mixing bowl, some spoons and spatulas, maybe add in an oven mitt or apron and your favorite cookbook. Pair that with some Young Living Vitality oils and BAM! You have a deliciously, affordable gift set.
There are over 45 oils to pick from in the Vitality line and many at varying price points - you can grab Lime Vitality for as little as $5.75 wholesale! You can decide which ones will work for you but here are some member favorites…
- Lemon Vitality
- Basil Vitality
- Rosemary Vitality
- Orange Vitality
- Peppermint Vitality
- Lavender Vitality
- Cinnamon Bark Vitality
If you want Young Living to do the work for you just grab the Vitality Culinary Kit. It includes six of the most popular Vitality oils as well as a high-quality stainless steel mixing bowl with a silicone lid, four stainless steel and silicone utensils (whisk, spatula, scraper, and serving spoon), the Vitality Culinary Cookbook, and a bamboo oil rack. #easy
If you’re in the mood to whip up a DIY then grab a couple mugs, some marshmallows, some Vitality oils, and attach the recipe for Holiday Hot Cocoa
A Gift For You
Wow! SO many amazing ways to tackle that holiday shopping list! You can find something for everyone here, including YOU!
If you have not gifted yourself a Young Living membership yet, there is no time like the present (see what I did there, HA)! Then you can make these fun recipes for yourself or as gifts all year long AND you will be decresing the number of synthetic chemicals in your home. Which is better for you, your family and even your pets.
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!
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), for only $165. It comes with a diffuser and 12 of the most popular oils plus a few extras.
If you’re wanting to customize your starter kit select the Basic Starter Kit for $35 and then add on whatever products you want!. The Basic Kit includes your FREE membership, a bottle of Stress Away, and a few other awesome goodies. #options
Be sure to say YES to the Essential Rewards program when you pick out your kit! Keep reading to find out why…
Essential Rewards is a monthly subscription program with LOTS of perks. You get to choose what comes inside your box AND when it processes! Leave it as is or change it every month... up to you!
You can now enroll in Essential Rewards right away! Your starter kit can count as your first ER box. That means you'll get a FREEBIE (varies with each month) plus 10% back in rewards points RIGHT AWAY!! (Note: If you choose the Basic Kit be sure to add 100pv of additional product if you want the freebies.)
Your ER subscription also unlocks access to YL Go and YL Go+, our exclusive shipping subscriptions that offer fast, easy, free shipping credits with priority processing!
- Limited to ONE Essential Rewards order per month
- Minimum order amount of 50 PV (Product Value)
- Can still order additional items through a One-Time Order if needed
- Discounted shipping
- Earn Essential Rewards points towards future orders - the % back increases with time!
- Loyalty gifts every 3 months for the first year then once a year thereafter
- Freebies starting at 100pv order totals (new promos announced monthly)
- Access to exclusive discounted bundles like the NingXia Red ER Kit & the Thieves ER Kit
- Qualifies you to receive referral bonus money for helping friends enroll with a Premium Starter Kit
Use this link to set up your account and order your favorite starter kit!
When you use my link to start your wholesale account, I will send you a welcome package to get you started using your essential oils right away. I will also add you to our private Facebook group where you will learn all you want to about your oils. You can have all the oils in the world but if you do not know how to use them, they are useless and a waste of money and we don't want that!
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