Monday, July 25, 2011

Essentially you NEED to know about my favorite Essential Oil company

My path to finding the BEST essential oil company all started when……….Along with all the stress of school and starting a new job as a nurse 3 yrs ago, I had plenty of opportunities to get sick.  Luckily I was saved by someone who I consider family (well until Chris decides to pop the question lol). Michelle Trcka, Chris’s sister and distributor for Young Living Essential Oils, approached me with a helpful solution called the Raindrop Technique. This is a combination of aromatherapy oils, massage, and vita flex (reflex massage therapy) techniques that allow the client to obtain harmony and balance in one’s body. This is a popular technique used to build up immunity and prevent future illness. LETS JUST SAY, for the first time in my life I wasn’t sick for a whole year. Reason: Young Living’s Therapeutic grade essential oils are highly concentrated. Making them not only pleasantly aromatic but their chemical makeup is complex and their benefits vast. Once again, thank you Michelle for helping me get through my first year. –See below for further details on the Raindrop

Young Living Essential Oils is a company unlike any other. They are committed to understanding the complete therapeutic power of essential oils which has led them to own the world’s largest line of oils and blends. “Plants not only play a vital role in the ecological balance of our planet, but they have also been intimately linked to the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of people since the beginning of time.” –Young Living. Just to clarify, essential oils are aromatic volatile liquids distilled from plants and are different from oils such as olive, peanut or corn. They are not greasy and do not clog the pores. Today essential oils are used for massage therapy, aromatherapy, emotional health, personal care, nutritional supplements, household solutions and much more. 

Why use Young Living?

1)      The oils are Therapeutic-Grade- 100% pure, natural, uncut oils unlike all oils seen on store shelves.
2)      The company uses gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to measure the phytochemical amount in every batch
3)      Young Living Farms are located around the world to cultivate, harvest and distill the best quality oils.  Mona, Utah, US; St. Maries, Idaho, US; Simiane-la-Rotonde, France; Guayaquil, Ecuador.
4)      Young Living Oils help treat various medical conditions such as allergies, anemia, carpal tunnel syndrome, fungal infections and many more…..

How to purchase Young Living oils?

1)      First Buy online then contact Michelle Trcka for more information
Phone: 815.353.7552     Email: (Email Subject: Young Living)
2)      Go to (This website provides an abundant amount of information for what you might be looking for. All oils can only be purchased through the website.)
3)      Click on Products, then Click on what product interests you, When you’re ready to purchase you will have to become a member, it’s absolutely worth it, then check out.
4)      Upon check out use Michelle Trcka’s distributor number: 901932
5)      Also contact Michelle for occasionally a better price, information or just to say YOU LOVE IT!

 How to use the essential oils

1)      Each product on the website tells you the Overview, How To Use, product tips and Ingredients of the essential oils. It is very important you use these oils properly. Ex. Some oils need to be massaged on only certain areas of the body.
2)      Do not use essential oils if pregnant or without consulting a medical practitioner and keep out of reach from children.
3)      Tightly seal bottles and store in cool, dark locations.
4)      Keep essential oils well away from eyes and never put them in your ears
5)      Never consume more than a few drops of oils per day without consulting a medical practitioner.
6)      ALWAYS skin test an essential oil before using it. Apply a small amount to a small area of the skin and wait 3-5min to observe for an allergic reaction.
7)      Once again for more information go to

Essential Oil Recommendations:

RELIEVE IT! Essential Oil Blend
Helps relax, comfort, and soothe muscles and joints from exercise. Personally I used it for a tension headache, which was gone within 10 minutes. For more information on use contact Michelle.
PEACE AND CALMING Essential Oil Blend
Helps calm tension and uplifts your spirit. As well as creates peace and provides the relaxation you have been longing for. Great product for the end of a stressful day. Tips: Massage oil on bottoms of feet and back of neck to promote a long nights rest. Place oil behind overactive pets ears for relaxation or when trying to get your pet to see the dentist.
PEPPERMINT Essential Oil
Add a drop of peppermint oil to tea to aid in normal digestion. Apply oil to wrist or rub on belly to help with discomfort associated with travel. Apply peppermint to back of neck and shoulders throughout the day to help maintain energy. Diffuse or inhale peppermint oil mid-morning to avoid snacking.
THIEVES Essential Oil Blend
Take essential oil capsules daily to aid in immunity. I recommend taking this with food to avoid stomach discomfort.
RAINDROP Essential Oil Technique
Watch Youtube video. For further information go to Note: You smell like a pizza after but this method is WONDERFUL.

Once again this company lives by what they say and do. People use Young Living all over the world and many businesses only use their products. Now that you know more about Young Living you can share this jewel of knowledge to others and divulge in it yourself. I am so blessed to be able to share with you an amazing company that stands by their product, something you don’t see often today. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the drug and food administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult with a physician or nurse practitioner.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

An alternative to healing minor burns~

Ok! I had to add this little piece of information, you all deserve to know. NOW there is no data or research that backs this alternative therapy but my family has been doing this for decades for minor burns. Well silly me decided to accidentally touch the 425 degree hot oven rack recently while playing Suzy homemaker for my bf, haha. Ok well its funny now but when it happened I wanted to scream. So I quickly ran to the sink to put my finger under cold water and realized I don't have an Aloe Vera plant (sorry, but when I went shopping for the apartment I didn't realize an Aloe Vera plant had to be on the list until I got this burn YIKES). Soooooo I remembered our family trick for pain relief as well as stopping the burn from getting worse. Make a thick paste out of water and flour-THAT'S IT. Apply to burn, at first it stings but leave it on until it dry's. Rinse and apply as needed. 

My finger went from a bubbling boil to a painless small burn by the next day. Hope you try this, let me know what you think?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Chia Chia......

Why might you ask why I’m saying “Chia Chia”? According to new and upcoming research Chia seeds are full of healthy benefits that you don’t want to pass up.  YES! These cute little plant pets did end up being very useful after all. Every morning I either place 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds in my green smoothie or glass of almond milk. They don’t interfere with flavor AND they include:

1) Highest plant source of Omega-3 (helps increase HDL
and decrease triglycerides in blood)

2) Healthy heart

3) Effective for treating hypoglycemia (Diabetics)

4) MORE antioxidants than Blueberries

5) Complete protein with 9 amino acids

6) Excellent source of calcium, magnesium, and Iron

7) Aid in healthy weight loss. They are a great source of fiber, 
help eliminate many toxins, ALSO they metabolize 
carbs which also helps curb your appetite.

I get my Chia seeds from Whole Foods. The brand is Navitas 
Naturals Super Organic Chia Seeds ($10.99). You can also get them through –A GREAT vitamin discount website. 

This is a great source of nutrition to help your body stay healthy, fresh, as well as keep you looking fabulous. 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cute and Creative Cuticle Oil ~Great Gift and Favor

This is such as great find and truthfully a great gift or favor. Create and be creative when making this homemade cuticle oil. I love simple, natural, and rewarding recipes and this one makes it to the top of my list. My mother took a “Green Spa Recipes for Christmas favors” class this past year and decided to share her creative charm to family and friends. Everyone loved the gifts and still to this day many say they continue to use this cuticle oil for various reasons. 

“This nail treatment will help maintain strength and prevent brittleness and cracking in the cold winter months.” 

                1 tablespoon almond oil
                1 tablespoon jojoba oil
                20 drops lavender essential oil
                10 drops lemon essential oil

Mix all the ingredients in a small dark glass bottle. Seal tightly and shake vigorously for 2 min to blend and gently warm to body temperature. Place bottle in a cool, dark place for 24hrs to synergize the oils. To use, apply one drop to each nail every night and massage for about a minute. Makes approx. 1 oz.


Why use the Lemon Oil?
                -Great source of vitamins
                -Lemon oil via smell gives us alertness (This is also 
                      supported by Dr. Oz)
                -Increases nail strength and luster
                -Kills germs and fights fungal infections

Why use Lavender oil?
                -pain relief
                -antiseptic and antifungal properties
                -Increases circulation

Why use Almond oil?
                -It’s almost in every beauty and spa product and 
                       proud to be so...great Moisturizer
                -Great emollient
                -promotes youthful skin complexion
Why use Jajoba Oil?
                -Great moisturizer
                -Similar to skin oils, tricks the skin into thinking it’s 
                      produced enough oil, balancing oil production
                -VERY STABLE OIL- doesn’t turn rancid

SIDE NOTE: you can buy all sorts of great glass containers for real cheap at the American Science and Surplus Store ~ they have multiple locations in the Chicago-land area. This dark bottle costs $0.50 each.