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. There was a segment on a morning show on how your personality could contribute to weight gain. They mentioned how 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 . . .


Stress Away Reduce Emotional Eating


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.


When I heard this information I was so happy I always keep some of Young Living’s Stress Away Roll-On handy. Stress Away is especially useful to help with stress related eating. I have been using Stress Away in the afternoons and evenings ever since I learned about that. I have noticed that, when I use Stress Away I have a much easier time resisting the urge to have a snack. Hearing that bit about cortisol levels really reinforced my intent to keep using Stress Away.


I’m enjoying a cup of Slique tea and rolling on a bit of Young Living’s Stress Away as I write this blog post. It has been a strangely stress filled day today and I am thankful for these products from Young Living. Have you tried Slique Tea? Oh MY!! I love the taste. It’s yummy!


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Granola bars are a quick, on the go food but usually the ones you buy are full of sugar and things that are not so healthy. This recipe is a healthier option.

One thing I like about granola and granola bars is that you can use whatever nuts and dried fruits you want. Just substitute with whatever you have on hand.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup almonds
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup Golden flaxseed meal
1/4 cup unsweetened dried wolfberries
1/3 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil
1/4 cup Swerve or other natural sweetener
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1–2 drops cinnamon essential oil
2 large egg whites

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mash the bananas until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and cinnamon essential oil.

In a food processor, pulse almonds and walnuts intermittently, until most of the nuts are in chopped into large pieces.

Add the oats, sunflower seeds, Swerve, golden flaxseed meal Pulse just until everything is mixed well. Don’t over-process! Most of the seeds should be intact.

Add banana mixture and pulse to mix. Add the egg white to the food processor. Whisk together the melted butter and vanilla extract in a small bowl, and evenly pour that in, too. Add chocolate chips.

Pulse a couple times, mix a little from the bottom toward the top with a spatula, then pulse a couple times again. Repeat as needed until everything is coated evenly.

Spoon and press mixture into a prepared baking dish.

Bake for 25–30 minutes until firm and lightly golden along the edge. Place dish on cooling rack for 10 minutes; then lift the bars out by lifting the parchment paper. Place granola slab on a cooling rack, and allow to cool.

Slice into bars, and enjoy!

NOTE: These bars will keep longer if stored in an air–tight container or bag in the fridge or freezer.

school-young-living-essential-oilsIt’s back to school season again. With that comes more exposure to whatever will be going around this season. You will want to support your family’s healthy immune system all seasons, but especially during the school year. NingXia Red and Thieves products are a great way to start.

NingXia Red is a powerful antioxidant drink that contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree and a super blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils. Its health benefits include support from head to toe, via a whole body nutrient infusion.

Thieves Products
Thieves essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils. Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying, this blend is a main ingredient in all the Thieves products.

All of the Thieves Products are essential to have on hand all year but especially when you have a bunch of kids in close contact. Diffusing Thieves oil and rubbing it on the feet in the morning before going to school and at night before bed is a great way to support healthy immune systems. Thieves Vitality can be consumed internally as a supplement in capsule, in NingXia Red or other beverages.

Keeping hands clean is an important part of protecting your immune system. Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier , Thieves Bar Soap and Thieves Foaming Hand Soap are powerful tools for keeping hands clean.

Washing your hands with soap and water isn’t always an option. Kids can carry Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier to school in their back pack for a gentle, skin-friendly way to clean their hands with the power of Thieves oil!

Thieves Household Cleaner – An all-purpose, environmentally friendly cleaner with lemon essential oil for added cleaning power. Keeping surfaces clean is important when defending a healthy immune system.

Thieves Spray – comes in a convenient, 1-ounce, take-anywhere spray bottle. It is ideal to clean surfaces where multiple hands touch.

Spritz on countertops, lunch tables, door handles, armrests, mouse and keyboards, toilet seats, and any surface that needs
cleansing to protect from dust, mold, and undesirable microorganisms.

Thieves Wipes are also wonderful for cleaning surfaces as well as keeping hands clean.

Citrus oils such Lime help support the body’s natural defenses. Plus, the fresh, vibrant citrus scents can also help boost your mood.

Support respiratory health with Breathe Again Roll-On.

There is often anxiety on returning to school at the beginning of a new year. There are always many changes: New teachers, new classes, peer pressure, worries about fitting in, bullies, studying for tests, and the list goes on.

Stress Away Roll-On can be used in the morning before heading off to school or after school to unwind from a stressful day. Apply generously to wrists, temples, neck, or any desired area as needed.

Clarity supports alertness and clear thinking when studying and taking tests. Put a couple drops on your hands, rub hands
together, cup your hands over your nose and deeply inhale, then add a drop to each temple. You can also diffuse Clarity.



Back To School Focus Roller
15 drops Cedarwood
15 drops Lavender
15 drops Vetiver
1 TBS carrier oil – grapeseed or coconut oil mix oils together in a roller bottle.



GeneYus is a sweet blend of Spearmint, Peppermint, Tangerine, and other essential oils that’s great for young minds that are focusing on projects. Apply GeneYus to your child’s wrists or back of neck before he or she heads off to school to encourage their efforts.

Joy oil is very mood uplifting. If the children are feeling bummed out because the summer is over and they have to get back into the grind of the school schedule, Joy oil may be helpful in lifting their spirits. Start the morning off on a good note by diffusing a little Joy essential oil blend in the morning as children are getting ready for school.

Motivation may help with fear and procrastination and stimulate feelings of moving forward to accomplish new things. This is always a good one when starting a new school year or any other project.

You could also drop add a couple drops of essential oil onto a diffuser necklace for your child to wear while at school. Clarity, Motivation, Joy, Stress Away are a few options.

Healthy Snacks:

Wolfberry Crisp Bars – Includes whey protein crisp and pea protein crisp, einkorn flour, grains, fruits, nuts and whey coated in chocolate.

NingXia Zyng – Skip the vending machine snack and sip a chilled NingXia Zyng and a Wolfberry Crisp Bar.

Swap NingXia Zyng for conventional carbonated beverages in your office refrigerator. You won’t miss the soda fix! Keep
NingXia Zyng chilled for an extra-invigorating way to start the morning.

Add a tube of NingXia Nitro to your can of NingXia Zyng for a sweet twist that supports cognition.



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There are a lot of things that can contribute to stress for teachers: Lesson planning, grading papers, test scores, students who are below their grade level, hyper kids bouncing off the walls and probably the worst cause of stress is those students who are disrespectful, misbehaving and totally disrupting the class. You are trying to help those students who want to learn and some days it is a real struggle to keep things under control when you have to keep to a schedule and cover the material the children need to learn.
Essential Oils for Teachers Immune System Support
Then there is the struggle trying not to catch anything from those students who are coughing and sneezing all over the place?

Even though you may not be able to diffuse essential oils in the classroom, there are lots of ways you can use essential oils to help deal with the daily stress that teachers have:
Days when the kids really getting on your last nerve.
Motivation on days you feel like you just want to crawl back under the covers in the morning.
Mood uplift when you would rather go back on summer vacation.
Support your own healthy immune system so you don’t have as many missed days.
Keeping the classroom clean can also help keep the children healthier through the school year.
And much more.

Young Living has a complete line products infused with the Thieves essential oil blend! Thieves essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying.

Thieves Essential Oil Blend is an absolute MUST for teachers because it contains oils that defend and protect. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.

Thieves Household Cleaner is an all-purpose, concentrated cleaning solution that contains all-natural plant-based ingredients formulated to distribute the power of essential oils in your home and classroom while cleaning virtually any surface. Dilution ratios are on the bottle.

Thieves Spray is ideal for use on doors, handles, desks and any other surface that needs cleansing to protect from undesirable microorganisms. This small bottle is perfect for keeping in a purse, drawer or backpack.

Thieves Cough Drops – The power of Thieves and menthol in a cough drop! The triple-action formula of Thieves Cough Drops offers comfort by relieving coughs, soothing sore throats, and cooling nasal passages, without processed sugar, dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives.

There is a whole line of Thieves Products that help teachers defend against whatever is going around. Let’s face it, when you are rubbing elbows with a room full of kids every day, you need a little support for a healthy immune system.

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Here are a few other essential oils that can be really helpful for teachers:

Essential Oils for Teachers
Stress Away Roll-On – The name says it all. Teaching can be stressful at times, Young Living’s Stress Away is a good oil to apply to reduce any teaching stress, especially good for those days when the kids are bouncing off the walls. This unique blend of vanilla, lime, copaiba, and other pure essential oils relieves daily stress, encourages relaxation, and reduces nervous tension. This oil can be used in the morning before heading off to school or after school to unwind from a stressful day. Apply generously to wrists, temples, neck, or any desired area as needed.

Peace & Calming is another wonderful blend for those times you need to unwind and relax. It promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace, helping to calm tensions and uplift spirits. When massaged on the bottoms of the feet, it can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night’s rest. A good night’s sleep is important for both teachers and kids in school.

Clarity Essential Oil promotes a clear mind and alertness. I love to drop a few drops of Clarity right on top of my head, then put a couple drops in my hands and deeply inhale when I am working on things like writing articles. The rosemary and peppermint found in this blend have been used for years for mental activity and vitality. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati discovered in a research study that inhaling peppermint oil increased the mental accuracy of the students he tested by 28 percent.

Joy Essential Oil – This oil is very mood uplifting. You may want to use a little Joy oil if you are dealing with children who are feeling bummed out because the summer is over and they have to get back into the grind of the school schedule. Or if you are feeling that way yourself. 😉


Teachers have one of the hardest, most important jobs in the world. Every day, every year, you are molding and shaping 20 young people who have very different personalities and temperaments. This is a challenge with 2 or 3 children but a whole group can be exhausting. Then, dealing with parents who think their child can do no wrong. It’s a long day working with all the children and all of the responsibilities that go with it, then, once the school day is over, you spend even more time at home grading papers and other work planning for the next lessons.

All of this while trying to keep Healthy and feeling stress free.

That’s why I love using essential oils! They are wonderful for those days when things are getting on your last nerve. Essential Oils are amazing for helping teachers deal with all the crazy as well as the joy that comes with the classroom.

You don’t need to wait until retirement to feel rested and joyful. You can take care of your health and your mind now – simply, and affordably. As a teacher in these high stress times, it is really important to practice self care that helps you rest and recharge for the next day.

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summer-travel-essential-oils200x150What oils do you like to keep on hand for the summer months? Essential oils are amazing in all seasons but I find them especially useful when traveling. I have lots of oils in my summer survival kit but here are a few of my top favorites.


Lavender – Diffuse for a comforting and calming scent. Unwind by adding a few drops to a nighttime bath. Diffuse for a fresh, clean scent and to eliminate odors.

LavaDerm After-Sun Spray
This naturally derived after-sun spray offers temporary relief from the pain and itching of minor burns, minor cuts, sunburns, scrapes, insect bites, and minor skin irritations, so your family can keep playing all day.

Using menthol from mint, this spray soothes and cools the skin. Plus, its moisturizing qualities—from ingredients such as aloe, Lavender essential oil, and Helichrysum essential oil, also, help prevent peeling from sunburn and leave skin feeling soft and smooth instead of tacky or sticky. With a vegan-friendly formula and made without alcohol, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colorants, LavaDerm After-Sun Spray is ready for the whole family to use at the beach, on a hike, or during any outdoor play time.

Formulated without alcohol, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colors.


Lavender and Peppermint Foot Soak
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops chamomile
Cool, soothe and relieve your feet after a long day. Add essential oil blend to a large bowl of warm water. Soak your feet for at least 10 minutes. You could layer those oils on the bottom of your feet as an alternative.

Citronella
This is an essential oil that is awesome to have for summer activities to help keep pesky bugs from bothering you during fun summer activities.
Wear Citronella when you are out planting your garden or having summer fun. Using your diffuser on the patio instead of a citronella candle is a healthier way to go. Citronella candles are usually full of harsh petrochemicals and synthetic citronella!

Purification – Apply topically to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free. Add to distilled water in a small spray bottle and use when traveling to freshen the air and eliminate odors.


Thieves – Supports healthy immune function.


Di­Gize – Add to a gel capsule. Add 2 drops DiGize™ and 1 drop Peppermint to water for a stimulating beverage. Use with every meal along with Essentialzyme­s-4. Use as a dietary supplement in water when traveling abroad. Add 2­–3 drops to honey for a tasty snack.


PanAway – Apply topically after exercise or a long day walking.

Insect Repellent
Young Living’s Insect Repellent is clinically tested to repel mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas using only 100 percent naturally derived, plant-based ingredients.


You can use it on your little ones and not worry about the synthetic chemicals used in many traditional repellents. You’ll also love the pleasant, citrusy aroma and smooth, non-greasy, non-sticky application.


Cel-Lite-Magic Massage Oil
Are your legs ready for summer? Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil tones and nourishes the skin with pure vegetable oils, vitamin E, and authentic essential oils. Grapefruit oil improves the appearance of skin texture, while Juniper oil helps cleanse.


Cel-Lite-Magic is so good for the back of those legs. Use it with a cellulite brush or roller you can find on amazon. Or use your FasciaBlaster if you have one.


After a hot shower or bath, gently pat skin it dry and immediately apply Cel-Lite-Magic to both thighs and rub vigorously with a FasciaBlaster or your knuckles and fingertips in a back and forth motion for 5-10 minutes. Apply once a day for up to 2 weeks then rest for one week. Drink at least 80 ounces of water per day during application days or no less than half your body weight in ounces.


Mineral Sunscreen Lotion
Made with ingredients you can feel good about, Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion provides protection against UVA and UVB rays without harsh chemical ingredients. Instead, it offers broad-spectrum SPF 10 protection using naturally derived plant- and mineral based ingredients, including non-nano zinc oxide—a physical UV blocker. Formulated to smooth onto skin easily without a white residue, this lightweight, non-greasy lotion lets you get back to enjoying the sunshine.


For those days when you do too much in the garden or play too hard:

Cool Azul Essential Oil Blend includes the light aroma of Dorado Azul and the warm fragrance of Plectranthus Oregano (both Young Living exclusive oils), along with Peppermint, Wintergreen, Sage, Copaiba, Blue Cypress, Elemi, and other oils. Cool Azul is ideal for use before, during, and after physical activities.


Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. Our plant-based formula combines the power of Wintergreen essential oil with our exclusive Cool Azul essential oil blend. With two powerful, synergistic active ingredients, this cream provides pain-relieving benefits in two ways: methyl salicylate found in Wintergreen helps alleviate pain deep in the muscles and joints, and natural menthol found in Peppermint provides a cooling effect.


Cool Azul Sports Gel delivers a cooling sensation to the skin with a unique, plant-based formula that includes pure essential oils. With over 10 ml of Essential Oils, Cool Azul Sports Gel contains an unparalleled amount of essential oils: a full 10 percent of the formula! That means that each 3.4-oz. tube contains enough essential oils to overfill a 10-ml bottle. This amount is significantly higher than similar products on the market, more than 2–3 times as much in some cases.


The formula features 13 distinct essential oils that work together for a power-packed essential oil: Young Living exclusive Dorado Azul, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Sage, Copaiba, Plectranthus Oregano, Tea Tree, Lavender, Blue Cypress, Elemi, Caraway Seed, Vetiver, and German Chamomile. The base ingredient in our Cool Azul Sports Gel formula is aloe vera, while other comparable products use water as their main ingredient. This gives Cool Azul Sports Gel a thicker base, while giving you the smooth, cooling hydration of aloe vera.


Cool Azul Sports Gel conveniently fits in a purse or gym bag, so whether your day is spent at an amusement park or running a marathon, you can easily keep a tube with you.

Peppermint is very stimulating and wonderful for those summer days that are full of busy activities. Inhale it & put a drop or 2 on your big toes. Put a couple drops of peppermint in water and drink it. Always use essential oils in glass containers.

Digestion: Peppermint or DiGize. Put a few drops in an empty capsule and take internally after a heavy meal. Rub 4-6 drops in the palm and rub over stomach and around the navel.

AromaEase or Peppermint for those times when you want to read while riding in the car. Or if you get motion woozy when in a boat or plane. Put a drop of peppermint on your tongue, then on your hand and inhale it.
Another way is to rub several drops of peppermint on the abdomen.

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