Black Friday Sale – Only Available Here!

The Oil Essentials Black Friday Deal

Are you ready for something great? Brace yourself because I have an awesome 3 day Black Friday deal for you! Not only will I send you a copy of the Quick Reference Guide (as I usually do) when you purchase the Young Living Starter Kit through my blog, but on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (11/27/14 thru 11/29/14), I will also send you a copy of the Gentle Babies book! Gentle Babies is THE go-to book when it comes to using natural remedies and essential oils for pregnancy, childbirth, infants, and young children. And as usual, when you purchase the Premium Starter Kit through my blog, you will also get free access to Oil Moxie (our group’s secret oiling resource site). I have never seen anyone else give a more generous gift than this one that I am offering this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (11/27/14-11/29/14). These two books come from me as my thank you to you (they do not come from Young Living). I am only offering this deal for 3 days so order your Young Living Premium Starter Kit today. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and has a happy and healthy start to their holiday season! :) Thanks so much for visiting! DETAILS AND DIRECTIONS ARE BELOW. 

–Sarah

Young Living Essential Oils Black Friday Sale

The Premium Starter Kit includes: 11 bottles (5 ml each) of Young Living essential oil (Citrus Fresh, Thieves, Melaleuca, Frankincense, Lemon, Stress Away, Peppermint, PanAway, Lavender, Joy, and Purification). Roller-ball. Home diffuser. 10 sample packets of essential oil. 2 sample packets of NingXia Red supplement. 24% wholesale discount on any future purchases from Young Living (with NO commitment to order anything, NO commitment to sell anything, and NO commitment to refer anyone to Young Living). FREE copy of the Quick Reference Guide, FREE copy of Gentle Babies, and FREE membership to club Oil Moxie (when you purchase the Premium Starter Kit through my blog).

To order your kit, click the “enroll here” button and follow the step by step directions below.

Click here to enroll 

*For those residing outside of the USA: please note that the product pictured, described, and priced is for the Premium Starter Kit as offered in the USA. You can still join Young Living as a Wholesale Member with the Premium Starter Kit if you live in another country. Note, however, that there may be some product differences and price variations if you are purchasing the Premium Starter Kit outside of the USA. Therefore, please pay close attention when signing up and ordering your kit. To get your free book from me, you must order the kit called the “Premium Starter Kit.” Should you need ordering assistance, please contact Customer Service by visiting http://www.youngliving.com/, choosing the country you reside in, and clicking the tab titled “contact us.” If you reside outside of the USA, please note that your free Quick Reference Guide will take additional time to arrive. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions!

Video to walk you through the sign up process…

Step 1

  • Click the “enroll here” button above. You will be taken to the Young Living website. To get the Premium Starter Kit and the Wholesale Membership that comes with it for the 24% discount, leave the form set to “Wholesale Member.” Leave my Enroller and Sponsor ID # on the form (# 1583415).
  • Fill in your personal information. Young Living requires you to provide your Social Security number because you have the option to earn commissions (it is required for tax purposes). Rest assured that Young Living does not share your Social Security number with anyone. I do NOT get access to your Social Security number. You are not required to sell products or refer people to Young Living. You can sign up just to get the Premium Starter Kit, the FREE book, and the 24% discount!
  • Write down your username, password, and PIN number. You will need this later.

Step 2

  • Choose the Premium Starter Kit. It is the first Starter Kit that is listed and looks like the picture below.

4672 - YL Premium Starter Kit

Step 3

  • Once you choose the Premium Starter Kit, you will be asked if you would like to enroll in Essential Rewards. Essential Rewards is an optional monthly auto-ship program, which includes reduced shipping rates and an opportunity to earn points back to spend on other products. You can choose the “no thank you” option. You can enroll in this program at any time if you change your mind.
  • Click “next.” If you would like to add any other products to your order, you can do so on the next page. Complete your order, pay, and you are all set!
  • You will receive your Premium Starter Kit from Young Living in about 7-10 days (unless Young Living notifies you otherwise).
  • I will ship your free books out the week following this promotion. In the event my stock of books runs out due to this sale’s popularity, I will simply order more and will ship them as soon as I am able to obtain more of them.

Having trouble?

Sometimes when people sign up on an iPad or other mobile device, the screen goes blank or there can be an error message when hitting the “submit” button. If this happens, you can contact the Young Living customer service department at 1-800-371-2515. I would suggest the call back option to avoid a long on hold wait time (wait to be disconnected after typing in your phone number before hanging up yourself – this is to be sure your place is saved). Or, instead of calling, you can follow these simple steps…

  1. Go to https://www.youngliving.org/ and log in with your username and password you created.
  2. Go to the “order” tab on the left side of the screen.
  3. Find the Premium Starter Kit (item # 4672) and add it to your cart.
  4. Pay to complete your order.

What happens after you order your Premium Starter kit? Click here!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!

Essential Oils 101, Video # 8 – How to Use the Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils

In today’s Young Living essential oils 101 video, I’ll walk you through the Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils. This is my go-to essential oiling resource book. I LOVE this book! I knew absolutely nothing about essential oils when I ordered my first Young Living Premium Starter Kit and this is the book that taught me how to confidently use my essential oils. This book can take a beginner essential oil user and teach them how to use their essential oils like an expert. You can purchase this book from Abundant Health (or you can always check ebay) or I will give you a copy (for free) when you purchase the Young Living Premium Starter Kit through my blog. If you only watch one of the videos I posted on this blog…watch this one!

GET YOUR OWN OILS

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!

Tips for Chemical Free Living

TIPS FOR CHEMICAL FREE LIVING

I was up until almost two in the morning on Sunday watching YouTube videos about the harmful ingredients in our personal care and household products. Yes, seriously - 2 AM! I guess learning about the horrifying substances that my husband and I have been allowing our bodies to soak in for the last thirty something years will do that do you. My-oh-my! The more I learn, the more I am justified in my push towards a chemical free lifestyle. Why? Because supporting an already healthy body is a heck of a lot easier than trying to fix an unbalanced one – trust me, I know! I am not going to summarize the dangers of aluminum, parabens, triclosan, lye, ammonia, phenols, and MANY other ingredients. You can research that stuff for yourself because it would take several blog posts for me to summarize it for you.

I do, however, want to show you that you too can begin supporting your health by bottle swapping. Bottle swapping is the practice of replacing your harmful personal care and household products with non toxic alternatives. Some of you may begin tossing and replacing all of the harmful products all at once, while others might do what my husband and I have been doing – slowly replacing them one by one.

When you are ready, here are some bottle swapping tips you might find helpful:

  • Visit EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database and EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning and do a search for your current personal care and household products (or specific ingredients in your products). You will be given an A to F environmental and health rating for each searched product (or ingredient). Then, you can decide if you want to continue to use that particular product or if you will bottle swap it.
  • If you have an item that you would like to bottle swap, you can also search for non toxic alternatives also by visiting EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database and EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning. You should be able to find items that you can purchase at your local retailer. You might also want to consider purchasing some personal care and household alternatives from Young Living. Because they reward my loyalty, I manage to get all of our Young Living products for free!

Our household bottle swap journey:

  • My husband and I ditched our air fresheners for essential oil diffusers.
  • We have replaced our store-bought moisturizers. I make my own chap stick, lotion bars and body butter with essential oils and a few simple ingredients, while Scott chooses to moisturize and soothe his skin with essential oils and V-6 oil (a carrier oil that Young Living sells).
  • Scott and I are slowly replacing our harmful cleaning products with homemade cleaners (some made with essential oils) and safer household products from Young Living.
  • I have decreased the amount of over the counter acne cream I use by applying essential oils to my face.
  • We now use essential oils to remedy occasional and minor issues such as sore muscles, nausea, upset stomach, etc.
  • Scott and I have not bottle swapped our toothpaste, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, or deodorant…yet. I am excited to eventually order some of these safe items from Young Living.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!

Help! I Got Essential Oil In My Eye!

Today when I was getting ready, I grabbed the Young Living Frankincense essential oil bottle because I wanted to apply some to my face (because Frankincense oil is good for your skin and complexion). Good idea? Yes! However, my not so brilliant idea was to take the bottle and drop the Frankincense oil directly on my forehead (versus putting a drop or two on my finger tips and then rubbing that on my face). As you can probably guess, the essential oil went straight into my eye! And yes, it stung! However, I want you to know that panicking isn’t necessary. I simply took a little carrier oil (like Young Living’s V-6 oil or olive oil) and massaged some of that around and in my eye. All better! No blindness, no blurry vision, no redness, no puffiness, and no more discomfort. :) For more detail, it’s all explained in the short video below.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!

Young Living Essential Oils and Pet Health

ESSENTIAL OILS AND PETS

Did you know that essential oils aren’t just for people? It’s true! We frequently use Young Living essential oils on our two dogs, Reggie and Pepperanne! In fact, Young Living recently came out with a whole product line dedicated to natural pet care called Animals Scents. I haven’t gotten my hands on the entire Animal Scents line. I have, however, used a few Young Living essential oils and the Animal Scents ointment on our dogs. I typically refer the “animals” section in my Quick Reference Guide when I want to use essential oils on our dogs (there are also several other third-party animal specific oiling books on the market for purchase as well). Below are just a few of the ways that we naturally care for our dogs with Young Living products.

To relax and calm our dogs down —>

I love it when the dogs zonk out next to the diffuser when we diffuse Peace and Calming oil. Applying a drop of Peace and Calming oil to their collars or the back of their neck also has a nice relaxing and calming effect.

To support our dogs’ immune system —>

The very first time I used my Young Living essential oils on our dogs was in a desperate attempt to avoid having to take Pepperanne to the vet (not only because it is expensive, but also because she behaves HORRIBLY when there). Pepperanne’s nail broke up in her paw last winter and I immediately grabbed the Thieves and V-6 oil. I diluted a drop of Thieves in a pump of V-6 and applied the mixture to her paw a few times. We never did have to go to the vet! I have continued to use Thieves oil when I feel like Reggie and Pepperanne’s immune system could use a little extra support. I have also used Young Living Animal Scents ointment for the same immune supporting purpose. The nice thing about the Animal Scents ointment is that it doesn’t need to be diluted before application to the skin.

To soothe our dogs’ skin —>

I’m always working hard to keep Reggie’s skin healthy (specifically his ears and jowls). I use Young Living’s Lavender essential oil and/or Animal Scents ointment almost daily to soothe Reggie’s skin in the late spring, throughout the summer, and during the first few weeks of fall. Sometimes I apply Animal Scents ointment to Reggie’s ears, while other times I use a drop of Lavender oil diluted in a pump of V-6 oil and apply that to the inside of each ear (it is never recommended to drop oils into the ear canal, however).

Reggie hates it when I use Lavender on his jowls because he can taste it, but the Lavender does such a good job of soothing his skin that it’s worth it. To apply Lavender to Reggie’s jowls, I put a couple of pumps of V-6 oil and a couple of drops of Lavender oil on a wash cloth and dab his jowls with it.

To ease our dogs’ occasional discomfort —>

To ease our dogs’ stiffness and occasional discomfort, I mix a few pumps of Young Living’s V-6 oil with a couple drops of Peppermint oil and apply to their hips, legs, and joints. Our dogs typically enjoy this because it feels like a massage!

Other animal oiling tips and safety info I’ve learned —>

Animals respond much more quickly to essential oils than humans do. Therefore only 1-2 drops of essential oil is necessary on animals. A carrier oil, like Young Living’s V-6 oil, can be added to 1-2 drops of essential oil to extend the essential oil over larger areas. I never stress about how much V-6 oil I use…I just use however much I need to spread 1-2 drops of essential oil to the desired area.

Cat physiology is very different from humans and other animals. Many pet owners care for their cats with essential oils. However, it is recommended that you exercise caution and refer to a reference guide for cat specific oiling info. When diffusing essential oils, be sure your cat can freely move to a different room if it feels it needs to. Note that Melaleuca (or Tea Tree oil) as well as oil blends containing Melaleuca (i.e. Melrose) should never be used on a cat as death can result.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!

To all the men out there…Christmas shopping made easy for the woman in your life!

OK ladies…if you have been eyeing up the Young Living Premium Starter Kit, the holiday gift giving season would be a perfect way to get it! Just start leaving hints for your husband that will lead them to this blog post and have him read below! :)

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR WOMEN

The Premium Starter Kit is $150 (plus tax and shipping).

Guys…if would like to buy your wife the Young Living Premium Starter Kit for Christmas, click the “enroll here” button and follow the step by step directions below:

Click here to enroll

Step 1

  • Click the “enroll here” button above. You will be taken to the Young Living website. Leave my Enroller and Sponsor ID # on the form (# 1583415).
  • Fill in your wife’s name. Check the box titled “add a co-applicant” and add your name to this section (guys, this gives you the ability to contact the Young Living customer service department in the event of an unforeseen issue such as the Premium Starter Kit being damaged during the shipping and handling process).
  • Enter the permanent address where you and your wife both reside (to keep your gift a surprise, you will have the option to change the shipping address later on in the ordering process).
  • Enter your wife’s social security number. Young Living requires the primary person on the account (i.e. your wife) to provide their social security number because there is an option to earn commissions. As a result, it is required for tax purposes. Rest assured that Young Living does not share social security numbers with anyone. I do NOT get access to your wife’s social security number. Your wife is not required to sell products or refer people to Young Living. You can simply sign your wife up to get the Young Living Premium Starter Kit, the free reference guide, the free support (a free membership to Oil Moxie), and a 24% discount on all future purchases from Young Living (she doesn’t have to buy anything else, but the discount is there is she wants it). There are seriously no catches! If you have questions or concerns though, don’t hesitate to contact me!
  • Guys, please enter your email address versus your wife’s email address so as not to ruin the surprise (as I send out a “welcome email” and Young Living also sends out emails from time to time). Your wife can easily change the email address at any time.
  • Write down the username, password, and PIN number that you create for the account. Make sure you hang on to this and give this info to your wife at some point (you might want to tape it to the Premium Starter Kit once it arrives).

Step 2

  • Choose the Premium Starter Kit. It is the first Starter Kit that is listed and looks like the picture below.

4672 - YL Premium Starter Kit

Step 3

  • Once you choose the Premium Starter Kit, you will be asked if you would like to enroll in Essential Rewards. Essential Rewards is an optional monthly auto-ship program, which includes reduced shipping rates and an opportunity to earn points back to spend on other products. You can choose the “no thank you” option. Your wife has the option to enroll in this program at any time.
  • Enter the payment information.
  • Click “next.” If you would like to add any other products to your order, you can do so on the next page. Complete your order and you are all set! Don’t forget to change the shipping address if you want to keep this gift a surprise!
  • Please allow about 2-3 weeks for arrival. The Premium Starter Kit will likely come MUCH sooner. However, I suggest allowing extra time just in case an item is on back order or the shipping companies are bogged down with holiday deliveries.
  • To be sure no surprise is ruined, guys, please email me right after you purchase the Young Living Premium Starter Kit for your wife. Please email me from the same email address on file with Young Living (so that I know that everything is legit). Please let me know that you purchased the Young Living Premium Starter Kit as a gift for your wife. I will then be in touch with you via email as to where you would like me to ship the Quick Reference Guide (i.e. if you would like it sent to an alternate address so as not to ruin the surprise). My email address is: sarahbiskobing@theoilessentials.com

Having trouble?

Sometimes when people sign up on an iPad or other mobile device, the screen goes blank or there can be an error message when hitting the “submit” button. If this happens, you can contact the Young Living customer service department at 1-800-371-2515. I would suggest the call back option to avoid a long on hold wait time (wait to be disconnected after typing in your phone number before hanging up yourself – this is to be sure your place is saved). Or, instead of calling, you can follow these simple steps…

  1. Go to https://www.youngliving.org/ and log in with your username and password you created.
  2. Go to the “order” tab on the left side of the screen.
  3. Find the Premium Starter Kit (item # 4672) and add it to your cart.
  4. Pay to complete your order.

That’s it! Easy right?! Let me know if you have any questions. I am here to help! –Sarah

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!

Banana Pumpkin Spiced Smoothie – YUM!

Banana Pumpkin Spiced Smoothie

Oh my gosh…I made the most delicious smoothie! Banana pumpkin spiced….it tasted sooo good AND it is sooo good for you! My hubby said this was his favorite out of all the smoothies I have made him. If you like Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte, you need to try this. Here’s the recipe (makes roughly 2 cups):

  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk (or vanilla soymilk; or regular milk with a small amount of vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup 100% canned pumpkin
  • 1 drop Young Living Nutmeg essential oil
  • 2 Tablespoons flaxseed (optional)
  • a little swirl of agave nectar (to taste)
  • 3-5 ice cubes
  • sprinkle of cinnamon on top (I tried using Young Living Cinnamon Bark essential oil one day, but even one drop was too strong so stick to regular cinnamon spice)

If you have a terrible working blender like I do, you may need to add 1-2 ingredients at a time or you will clog it up! I so need that Nutribullet thing everyone is talking about!

GET YOUR OWN OILS

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. Follow Sarah Biskobing on Google+!
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