There are always stressful days but lately it seems like we are living in crazy times. The stress level seems to be cranked up. Too many demands on our physical, mental and emotional selves can drain our energy. Essential oils can be a big help during crazy stress filled days.
Stress Away Essential Oil
Stress Away is one of Young Living’s Essential Oils that I am using a LOT these days.

Stress Away essential oil blend has stress-reducing and relaxing properties that are very helpful during stressful times. It smells great and is so relaxing.

Rub a few drops onto your wrists for a calming perfume.

Rub a little Stress Away on your temples and the back of your neck to ease tension.

Diffuse Stress Away for a calming atmosphere.

Add 10 drops of Stress Away to 2 cups of epsom salt for a relaxing warm bath and soak for 20 minutes to relieve stress.

Try Stress Away Roll-On To Reduce Emotional Eating

With all the stress we face every day we can easily find ourselves feeling bad and reaching for a snack. Do you ever find yourself falling into a habit of emotional eating to deal with the stress?
I learned something interesting a while back that helped make a connection in my brain. Stress raises cortisol levels. We knew that but here’s the thing I didn’t realize: When your cortisol level is high, you start craving carbs.

Here’s another interesting thing . . .

Did you know that eating sugar and starchy carbs raise your cortisol levels even higher?

So as cortisol goes up, it increases carb cravings, and after indulging in starchy or sugary carbs, guess what else follows suit with it? You start feeling emotionally crappy because you indulged. This contributes to the vicious cycle of emotional eating. Stress Away is especially useful to help with stress related eating. Another reason to use Stress Away during stressful times.

Add Stress Away to EFT for even more power to your Tapping sessions. Stress Away is an AWESOME oil to use along with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

Tap While You Gripe is one of my favorite ways to use EFT. It is a super simple technique. Just tap and tell the story. Focus on the negative feelings and tap and talk it through.

Example: While tapping through the points, say whatever you are feeling: “I am so stressed. This Covid thing is so scary! So many strange things going on in the world. It’s affecting the economy and income. Are we going to be able to stay healthy? Stuck at home. Wearing masks. So stressed. I just want to watch movies and eat CARBS! That’s making more stress!! So angry! So stressed! …”

Tap through the points and pour out your feelings. Keep going until you feel better. Once you have released enough of the negative feelings, switch to positive. End with some thoughts on strength and confidence or anything positive you want to feel.

Don’t get too worried about the exact wording you use or what order of points to tap. You don’t even really need to say the words out loud. Just focus on the negative emotion you want to clear. Keep talking (or thinking) and tapping.

EFT Points:
KC = Karate Chop
EB = Beginning of the Eye Brow
SE = Side of the Eye
UE = Under the Eye
UN = Under the Nose
Ch = Chin
CB = Beginning of the Collar Bone
UA = Under the Arm
WR = Inside of Wrists
TH = Top of Head

You can also tap the fingertip points. Each finger can be tapped at the base of the nail.

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Abundance Oil and EFTAbundance oil blend is my favorite oil of all Young Living’s oils. Abundance Oil blend is the reason I am a distributor with Young Living Essential Oils. It is a very uplifting oil that smells wonderful, but Abundance oil blend also attracts abundance. I have seen it over and over in my life and especially in my business.

Abundance Oil is one that we really need, especially in the stressful times we are living and the economy worries many people are feeling.

If you are familiar with the Law of Attraction, you know that what you focus on you attract more of. When you worry and stress over the economy, you hinder the abundant energy you have in your body. That makes it almost impossible to build a business or attract any kind of abundance.

I have seen the Law of Attraction working from both sides. Years ago, I went through a time where I was desperate to generate enough income to just make ends meet. I was in a sales job with a home cleaning system where I had to visit people’s home to demonstrate the cleaner and only got paid when I sold one. It seemed as though I couldn’t sell one if my life depended on it. Actually, my financial life did depend on it.

The owner of the company came with me on some presentations to see what I was doing wrong. When we were leaving a home presentation, she said, “I don’t understand why you aren’t selling anything, you are really good!”

I didn’t understand the Law of Attraction back than but I do today. The reason I couldn’t make any sales is because I had an energy vibration of desperation. I desperately needed a sale.

I was radiating that desperate energy. People could feel it. I didn’t realize I was affecting people with my desperate energy.

Here is another example – Around that same time my husband and I were traveling and doing art shows for our jewelry designs. Mark, my husband, made flameworked glass beads and I did copper enamel designs. We put them together with gemstones and made beautiful works of wearable art.

We won several best of show awards with our designs and even drew crowds with Mark demonstrating glass bead making over a flame, but making enough money to create a living was a real struggle. We would often just cover show expenses.

Oh how I wish I had known about Abundance oil back then! Well, today I am so very grateful for Abundance oil blend. It is, hands down, my favorite oil. I use it EVERY DAY. By using Abundance oil, I become like a magnet attracting abundance. I would never consider touching anything business related without using Abundance oil first.

Abundance is a blend that raises your energetic vibration to attract greater prosperity into your life. It is an oil blend that is "created to enhance the frequency of the harmonic magnetic energy field that surrounds us. This higher frequency creates the "law of attraction," a harmonic magnetic energy field around oneself.

How To Use Abundance Oil Blend

Use Abundance Oil blend first thing in the morning to get a good energy for the day, then use it whenever you feel the need for an abundant lift. Put 2 or 3 drops in your hands and rub together. Inhale deeply.

Use Abundance Oil before doing anything business related.

Add a few drops of Abundance Oil to cleaning water, especially when cleaning your office.

Diffuse it in your home office.

Put Abundance Oil on before paying bills.

Use Abundance Oil With EFT.

Abundance oil is wonderful used with EFT. An example of an EFT session below on worries about the economy. You could also use Peace & Calming for the first part of the tapping script while you focus on negative emotions, then shift to Abundance Oil and focus on more positive abundance attracting energy.

Add a couple drops of Essential Oil to your fingertips before you begin tapping.

Even though I am afraid because of the economy, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though the news is full of depressing things about the economy and people losing their jobs, I choose to accept myself and release my fears.
Even though I am worried about how will we will pay all our bills during this worrisome time, I choose to accept myself and release my fears.

This economy is so scary.
I am afraid there isn’t enough income these days of quarantine.
The news is full of scary things.
So stressful.
I have bills to pay and obligations to meet.
I am feeling all this stress.
Stress and worry.
What if this gets worse?
I can’t help but to worry about the future.
I’m a little afraid there is no hope.
Feeling stress and fear.
OK, I know these negative thoughts only feed the fear.
I choose to shift to a better energy.
Negative thoughts and feelings block abundance.
I am choosing a better energy.
I am releasing the fear about the economy.
We have been through bad economy before.
Releasing negative emotions about the economy.
Releasing the fear that there is not enough money.
Release and let go of fears about income.
Releasing fears about the economy.
Letting go of the fear that there will never be enough.
I am releasing the fear that I won’t be able to pay my bills.
Letting go of the stress.
I am releasing all my fears about the economy.

I choose to feel calm and safe.
I feel confident in my ability to attract the income I need.
I choose to feel excited about the opportunity that this economy is creating.
This is a great time to work on my Side Hustle with my Young Living Business.

I am confident there are plenty of people who want to supplement their income.
Some of those would love to join me.
We can do this together.
I choose to feel comfortable and full of expectation in any economy.
No matter what is happening around me,
I choose to be calm and in peace.
I am strong.
I am confident.
I am peaceful.
I am attracting abundance, no matter what the economy is like.

Take a deep breath.

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This shortbread recipe is one of my favorites. I love it with essential oil flavors or just plain vanilla. Sometimes I dip half of each cookie in chocolate. I have included the chocolate coating recipe in case you want to do that. It’s a fun option. 😉


Lemon Vitality Essential Oil Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Vitality Shortbread Cookies


2 cups blanched almond flour
½ cup einkorn flour
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/3 cup Swerve or Monk Fruit (I always do a blend of 2 natural sweeteners)
½ cup salted butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1. In a large bowl combine almond and einkorn flour, salt and baking soda.
2. In a smaller bowl, mix together Swerve, butter and vanilla
3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
4. Place dough in the center of a large piece of parchment paper and form into a large log approximately 2½ inches in diameter
5. Place in freezer for one hour, until firm, unwrap and cut into ⅛ inch thick slices
6. Place slices on a parchment lined baking sheet
7. Bake at 350° until lightly golden, 7-10 minutes
8. Cool and serve
Makes 24 cookies


To make Lemon Vitality Shortbread Cookies, use Lemon Vitality Oil

Add 2 or 3 drops of Vitality Essential Oils of whatever flavor you want:
Lemon, Orange, Lime, Lavender, Peppermint, Nutmeg, Cloves, Cinnamon
Adjust drops to desired taste.


Option: Sometimes I dip half of each cookie in chocolate. Here is the recipe I use for the coating:


Chocolate Coating:
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ounces food grade cocoa butter
6 Tablespoons Swerve or other sugar substitute
1/4 teaspoon stevia concentrated powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a chocolate melter or double boiler, melt all chocolate coating ingredients together. Dip cookies in the chocolate halfway covering the cookie.



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Ways to Use Frankincense Essential OilI remember Gary Young commenting that, if he could only choose one oil to use, it would be frankincense. Frankincense essential oil is one of the most versatile and powerful essential oils and it’s no surprise why it is commonly called, “The King of Oils.” Frankincense includes the naturally occurring constituents alpha-pinene, limonene, sabinene, and beta caryophyllene

I go through Frankincense faster than any other essential oil because it is so effective AND versatile! I love the way my skin feels and looks when I add it to my beauty routine. If you are ever wondering what oil to use, Frankincense is almost always a good choice!


Here are a few good ways to use Frankincense essential oil.


1. Uplifting – Frankincense is nice for you need a bit of an uplift to your mood. Some days are like that Wear it like a perfume and inhale. Frankincense is a good essential to diffuse.


2. Stress Relief – Apply to temples or wear as perfume. Inhale. Promotes feelings of relaxation and tranquility.


3. Mental Focus – Inhale, drop a couple drops on crown of your head and rub a drop or two on your temples when you need to focus on a task.

4. Support a Healthy Immune System – Take Frankincense Vitality Essential Oil 1-2 drops in a clear vegetable capsule as a supplement. You can also add to water, juice or NingXia Red.
Never take oils internally unless you are using Young Living Oils. Many oils are adulterated even though labeled 100% PURE.


5. Helps alleviate minor aches associated with daily life – Rub on areas of discomfort after a busy day.


6. Clean Cuts and Scrapes – Apply a drop of Frankincense to small cuts and scrapes to clean.


7. Healthy Hair – Add a few drops of Frankincense and a drop of Cedarwood to your shampoo for healthy, lustrous hair that smells amazing.

8. Reduces the appearance of uneven skin tones – Massage Frankincense anywhere skin needs a boost to help reduce the appearance of uneven skin and blemishes.

9. Supports and maintains the appearance of healthy-looking, radiant skin. Especially beneficial for mature complexions. Frankincense is a main ingredient in Young Living skin care products like ART Skincare, Sheerlume and several others.

    Massage a drop of Frankincense into facial skin after cleansing, followed by applying your regular moisturizers.

    Add a few drops to your face cream or body lotion and rub directly into skin.

    Massage into the skin on hands and feet after a long day to restore skin’s texture.


Recipes Using Frankincense Essential Oil



Strengthen Nails
2 drops Wheat Germ oil
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Myrrh
2 drops Lemon
Rub on nails twice per week to strengthen nails.

Glow Serum
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Copaiba
10 drops Lavender
Add essential oils into a 30ml amber glass bottle. Fill the rest with jojoba oil. Shake it up and add about 2 drops to your face. Apply after cleansing your face as a part of your nightly skincare regimen.

Beautiful Skin Blend 1
2 drops Rose
2 drop Frankincense
2 drops Myrrh
3 drops Sandalwood

Blend in 1 oz of Rose Hip Oil and apply as needed.

Beautiful Skin Blend 2
5 drops Sandalwood
5 drops Vetiver
5 drops Geranium
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Frankincense
Mix with Lavender Body Lotion. You can add it directly to the lotion bottle or make smaller batches.
Mix with 2 OZ Lavender Body Lotion store in a container.

Scalp Rejuvenation Spray

1 cup distilled water
10 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
10 drops Frankincense essential oil
8 drops Cedarwood essential oil
2 drops Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood essential oil
1 tsp. V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex
Spritz this recipe over your hair throughout the day to keep it from looking dry!


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Sacred Frankincense vs. Frankincense, do you know the difference?

Young Living offers both Frankincense and Sacred Frankincense essential oils. These oils have similar properties and can be easy to confuse. Both essential oils come from the frankincense tree, but are found in different species. You may know that there are many different types of eucalyptus, for example, Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Blue, and Eucalyptus Globulus are all different species of Eucalyptus essential oils that Young Living offers. Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) and Boswellia Sacra (Sacred Frankincense) are different types of Frankincense essential oil Young Living offers!
Here’s how you can tell these two oils apart!


Frankincense:
– Comes from the Boswellia carterii tree
– Produced primarily in Somalia, along with more than 80 percent of the world’s production
– Used more commonly to support healthy-looking skin
– Contains the powerful component Insensol


Sacred Frankincense:
– Comes from the Boswellia sacra tree
– Produced in Oman and grows in challenging climates
– Contains about 20% more alpha-pinene which contributes to its distinctive fragrance
-Used more commonly to heighten spiritual awareness.

More on Sacred Frankincense Here:
https://aromanotes.com/sacred-frankincense-boswellia-sacra


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I don’t know about you but, with all the stress going on with covid 19 quarantine, I have been struggling with emotional eating. I have been trying to keep healthier options around for better choices. This Chocolate Mint Fudge Squares recipe really filled the bill for me. Normally I don’t follow a recipe for this one but, since several people have asked me for a recipe, I thought I would put together some basic directions. It’s an easy one to change up in all kinds of ways.


I make several flavors of low carb fudge using coconut butter or nut butter as the base. This one is chocolate mint squares. I added cocoa butter to this recipe to make it set up firmer, like a candy bar. I usually do that when I am using chocolate.


Keto Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Chocolate Mint Fudge Squares

Coconut Butter Base
1 cup raw coconut butter Sometimes I use coconut manna. I think it’s the same thing. Not sure. 😉
2 ounces cream cheese
3 TBS monk fruit or other natural sweetener of choice
Several drops liquid stevia
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt


Chocolate
2 ounces cocoa butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 or 3 drops of Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil.
Other essential oil flavors that go well with chocolate: cinnamon, orange, tangerine, lemon


I always mix 2 sweeteners. I tend to prefer less sweetness so I taste to get the level of sweet I like. Add more sweetener so get the level of sweetness you like.

Directions:
In a mixing bowl, add coconut butter (or other nut butter) and cream cheese. Let it sit at room temperature until softened.


Add cocoa powder, vanilla and salt.
Melt the cocoa butter and slowly pour it into the coconut mixture. Mix until combined.


Pour the mixture into 8 inch square pan lined with parchment paper.
Refrigerate for an hour or so when using cocoa butter. This allows easier cutting into squares.


I slice the fudge in long strips, then, cut the first strip into squares. Next, with scissors, cut the parchment paper so the fudge stays sitting on the paper. Repeat with all the strips. This allows them to be stacked in a container in the fridge.
Return to the fridge until its completely set.

Chocolate Peppermint


Use peanut butter or other nut butters using this same recipe. Chocolate peanut butter fudge is another really tasty treat.

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