How do you decide what toothpaste to use? Does it really matter what kind you use? The answer is yes, kind of…
Toothpaste, brushing, flossing & mouthwash are really just INTERVENTION techniques, not PREVENTION.
What we really should be paying attention to is the food we are eating. Sweets can wreck havoc on your teeth, while leafy greens, apples, celery, almonds and carrots are great!
Since we aren’t likely to avoid ALL foods that can create plaque, let’s at least become informed of what to look for when toothpaste shopping. Check out this article to learn what ingredients to look for:
Here’s some super helpful tips I’ve discovered along the way for great oral health (I’ve never had a cavity 😁):
✨Clove vitality essential oil is strong tasting but works wonders- mix in with your toothpaste or buy toothpaste that already has it like Young Living’s Thieves Aromabright (here)
✨Orange vitality essential oil seems to brighten my teeth – add one drop to your toothpaste & toothbrush each night
✨Activated charcoal is a good natural teeth whitener – dip your damp toothbrush in and scrub the black powder everywhere. Then rinse and brush with toothpaste normally.
✨You can pretty easily make your own mouthwash – no harsh chemicals or dyes needed – use water and Dead Sea salt (regular salt is OK but dead sea salt has additional beneficial minerals) and whatever essential oils you think are yummy (only Young Living Vitality EOs though please, as other brands have not been approved for oral use and could be dangerous)
✨Swishing with organic apple cider vinegar (the kind with the mother) is great for oral health!
✨Oil pulling with coconut oil is great for your gums but time consuming and little yucky since it’s best swished in your mouth for 10-20 full minutes 😝..adding a few drops of orange vitality essential oil makes it a little more palitable
✨Avoid Sodium Lauryl Sulfates and Triclosan in your toothpastes at all costs
Sometimes I forget what it was like 4 years ago; that day when my Premium Starter Kit arrived in the mail and I opened it up. I just remember my excitement; this whole new world that I was about to become part of! I opened everything and smelled every bottle…feeling a little overwhelmed and slightly dizzy from sensory overload.
At the time, every bottle kind of smelled the same to me and I couldn’t believe people actually knew what to use and when. How did anyone remember that Thieves and Purification supported the immune system and that RC and Peppermint supported the respiratory system?? 😳
Fast forward 4 years and I can count over 100 open bottles of oils in my home, about 25 of which I use every single day and I’ve never felt better! It takes time and patience and consistent use to learn what every bottle does, and I still use my reference guide to look up new ideas all the time, but the small effort is SOOOO worth it!
There’s NOTHING better than having all the tools you need for your (and your family’s) physical and emotional health right at your finger tips.
🤩 Imagine your home smelling fresh and clean all the time, having a restful nights sleep every single night and creating your own perfumes and room sprays that don’t disrupt your endocrine systems.
🤩 Imagine a home with zero harsh chemicals, zero products that would cause you to call poison control when consumed and cleaning products your toddlers can play with.
🤩 Imagine staying above the wellness line ALL YEAR LONG, not even blinking an eye when your co-worker coughs all over you, having a company at your disposal that you can trust, and receiving a pay check for helping your friends stay healthy too.
That’s what I have now. Thanks to Young Living. 🥰
Now let me tell you as simply as possibly what you need to know:
Essential oils are basically the life blood of the plant they are pressed or steamed distilled from. They have properties that work seamlessly with the cells in our bodies to bring us into our optimum homeostasis. All we need to do is get them into our bodies so they can do their jobs!
Everyday we should be using essential oils in all 3 ways:
✨Topically – on the skin, diluted with a little coconut, grapeseed or olive oil
✨Internally – consumed in water, tea, coffee, juice or in a vegetable capsule
✨Aromatically – breathed in right from the bottle or in a cool mist diffuser
*Always use only a couple drops at a time as essential oils are VERY concentrated forms of that plant.
To stay well, essential oils should be used in these 3 ways multiple times throughout the day. Some people like to premake roller bottles or spray bottles for quick application while others prefer to carry full bottles right in their purses to add to glass water bottles and car or office diffusers.
And don’t forget supplements! No one can consume all the nutrients we need in a day so swallowing essential oil infused vitamins like Inner Defense or Multi Greens or Super C, drinking NingXia Red (a superfood beverage loaded with antioxidants and essential oils that support overall health and longevity) and adding oils to capsules can be a game changer for our wellness, boosting nutrient absorption rate by up to 50%!
I do all of the above. The more I use the oils, the more likely my emotions and health stay balanced.
You don’t need to know exactly how to use them before you start. Just experiment. Get them in and on your body. See how you feel. Feel the changes…because you will, I promise.
Try these 10 SIMPLE IDEAS once you get those oils in your hands (and when I say oils, I am only speaking for Young Living’s pure oils as I have not seen proof of the purity of other companies’ oils):
♥️1. Put a roller top on your bottle of StressAway EO and roll it on your wrists when the day gets crazy.
♥️2. Put a 3 drops of Lemon or Peace & Calming EO in your diffuser, fill it with cool water and breathe it in
♥️3. Fill a 2oz glass spray bottle with a pinch of salt, 10 drops StressAway and 7 drops Peppermint and water. Shake and spray the bathroom for a spa like atmosphere.
♥️4. Add 2 drops of Purification EO or Citrus Fresh EO to a cotton ball and put it in your gym bag or trash or sweaty shoes
♥️5. Add 10 drops of Lavender to a small jar of epsom salt, shake it up and sprinkle a little in your kid’s bath a night time to help everyone wind down
♥️6. Grab a 10ml roller bottle off Amazon and fill it with 10 drops Valor, 10 drops Lavender and top off with a carrier oil like liquid coconut, grapeseed, jojoba, V6 or olive oil. Roll on the shoulder blades, jaw line, wrists or anywhere to promote relaxation
♥️7. Grab another 10ml roller bottle and fill it with 10 drops Digize EO and your carrier oil of choice. Roll in a large circle around your belly button at every meal. Do the same for your kids. Put one in every bathroom.
♥️8. Grab another 10ml roller bottle and fill it with 10 drops Thieves EO and your carrier oil of choice. Give one to each of your kids to apply anywhere on their bodies, especially the bottoms of their feet and spines, throughout the day.
♥️9. Drink 1-2 ounces of NingXia Red EVERYDAY – ✨seriously, if you do nothing else, at least do this one✨
♥️10. Take that packet of Thieves Household Cleaner, dump it in a big ole spray bottle and fill it with water. Clean every single thing in your house. Need scrubbing power? Sprinkle baking soda down and then spray with the Thieves Cleaner. Throw out all your other toxic cleaning chemicals. YOU NO LONGER NEED THEM.
ENJOY! Switching to a life of fewer toxic products is fun and liberating! Everything smells wonderful and nothing causes your body harm or headaches!
Switching out products in your home takes time. Switch out one thing every month. Start by replacing your aerosol bathroom spray with the StressAway Peppermint spray I mentioned above. Then the next month, switch out your all purpose cleaner for Thieves Cleaner. The next month, replace your hand soaps with Castile soap mixed with 10 drops of Thieves or Citrus Fresh Essential Oil.
Are you ready to commit to better health?
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Are you consuming enough antioxidants? Not likely.
I’m snowed in today so I’m going to share with you some research I’ve recently discovered about antioxidants and my new favorite beverage, NingXia Red (or as my kids call it, “magic juice”)!
Antioxidants are incredibly important and powerful! Here’s some ways antioxidants can help YOU stay in optimal health:
*Love on your skin, eyes, tissue, joints, heart, and brain
*Improve skin making it healthier & more youthful
*Help cells turn over optimally
*Detoxify the body by removing free radicals
*Provide a longer life span
*Protect against cardiovascular damage
*Lower your risk of cognitive problems
*Reduce risk for vision loss or disorders
Without sufficient antioxidants, we may have poor cellular turnover which can lead to a host of unfun issues!
Did you know that your body will completely change ALL of the cells in its body every 7 years? That’s a new opportunity for health and wellness every 7 years! Isn’t that amazing?! So any wrongs you’ve done in the past can be erased through making good choices TODAY.
But when we make bad choices over and over again, each 7-year cycle gets progressively worse and nobody wants that.
This is where antioxidants can be so powerful! They keep your cells healthy and happy. 😁
My favorite antioxidant is NingXia Red and here’s why: In 1993, Young Living Founder D. Gary Young, was traveling the world seeking the natural secrets of life, energy, and vitality, when he discovered a small culture living extraordinary long lives and was introduced to Chinese scientist Dr. Songqiao Chao. Dr. Chao told Gary about a delicious berry that had been prized for thousands of years in China for its powerful health supporting benefits. He further explained that the people who regularly ingested this berry led remarkably long and healthy lives.
No wonder China feeds NingXia wolfberries to their Olympians! 🏃♀️🏃♂️
People eating these particular wolfberries were living longer, healthier lives so Gary became convinced that this super-fruit needed to be made available to everyone! By combining the fruit with citrus 🍊 essential oils (for their high limonene content) and a few other powerhouse 🍒 fruits, Gary created a powerful superfood drink that tastes great and replenishes the body with key nutrients!
Independent testing from Brunswick Laboratories showed that Ningxia Red contains the highest amount of superoxide radical (S-ORAC), the most powerful antioxidant, when compared to all other antioxidant drinks on the market.
In fact, 1 oz. of NingXia Red has the same amount of antioxidant levels as:
34 large onions
or 100 oranges
or 814 blueberries
or 22 medium carrots
or 10.85 pounds of spinach
or 55.33 pounds of almonds
or 59 broccoli florets
or 73 medium strawberries
or 93 apples
or 130 tomatoes
I don’t know who is going to eat over 800 blueberries or over 90 apples in one day, but go you if that’s your thing! If you want to learn more about NingXia Red, follow the NingXia Challenge Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/30daynxrcheerschallenge/ because they have been sharing some amazing studies and info!! Or do your own research by visiting scholar.google.com or pubmed.org. If you were going to add just one new health improvement to your routine this year, let it be drinking 1-2oz of NingXia Red every day. It tastes good, improves your cell & overall health, gives you optimal energy and promotes quality sleep. What more could you want?
Seriously, even your dog 🐕 should be drinking this stuff!
Time to rally the kids up for their daily 1oz shot of NingXia Red! #livebetter
Happy Snow Day to you all! ❄️
Christine C. Reposa
Q: Where do I get this “magic juice”?
A: Visit http://www.myyl.com/reposa and click “Become A Member” at the top. Choose your NingXia Red premium starter kit and start feeling better immediately.
Then next month you can join Essential Rewards and add some essential oils to the mix to shake things up and keep it fun! Check out these mouth-watering recipes for your daily NingXia Red shot!: Including NingXia Red in your daily life will be the best decision you ever made for your health and your family’s health.
It was for us.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need help ordering!
If you are anything like I was, you probably walk by Bath & Body Works smell some amazing chemical fragrance, do a double take, and walk right into the store. You probably walk around smelling candles and soaps until your arms are full of goodies and your head starts to hurt from all the synthetic fragrances.
Don’t worry, becoming chemical free doesn’t have to mean, no more fun smells! Thanks to essential oils you can create your own toxin-free soap with REAL smells from REAL plants, rather than something chemically engineered and labeled as “fragrance”. Did you know that the ingredient “fragrance” is actually a catch-all label for hundreds of different chemicals…so something that says “natural fragrance” or even just “fragrance” could have just about anything in it!… They might as well just write “possibly contains dog poop” on it 😜
Anyways, back to business. Time to make some REAL soap. The good news about all those trips to Bath & Body Works is that you can use all their nice foaming hand soap containers because they’re actually made with a good quality plastic (PETE)! Just dump out the chemical yuck and buy a big bottle of unscented Castile soap (one 32oz bottle will make about 32 bottles of foaming hand soap!). I usually buy my Castile soap on Amazon.. But you can also find it in decent grocery stores.
Now for the RECIPE!:
-Foaming hand soap dispenser
-2 Tablespoons Castile Soap (approximately, I hate measuring so I just squirt some in there)
-20-30 drops of your favorite Essential Oils (Don’t go to the grocery store and buy cheap junk, get the real deal here because then you can multi-task by getting rid of the chemicals AND adding in immunity boosting oils! BAM now you’re really on fire!)
-Fill the rest of the way with water (leave space at the top so you don’t overflow when you put the top on like I always seem to do..)
-Optional: 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil or fractionated coconut oil (keeps your hands soft)
See! Kicking chemicals out of your home isn’t so hard after all! 😁 #winning
So here’s mine! (Post pics of yours on my FB page @ultraoily for chances to win free stuff!) Since my new foaming soap is going in the kids bathroom, I added 10 drops of Thieves Essential Oil to boost their immune systems and 10 drops of Purification Essential Oil for its amazing stink-eating smell!! (p.s. Both of those are in the Premium Starter Kit here)
WOW! I’m not the only one that brings their diffuser on trips! I run a little motel in southern RI called The Anchor Motel and we just noticed that customers are starting to bring their diffusers with them to help them relax on vacation!
Diffusing in a hotel room or camper or boat cabin or tent ..whatever your travel preference maybe…personally I can’t stand tents..i know you’re thinking “You are a essential oil diffusing hippy, how could you not love getting back to nature in a tent?? But sleeping on the ground with the insects chewing my blood all night just isn’t as appealing as it used to be when I was a kid… Anyways, where was I??? Oh yes, diffusing while you travel is a great idea! It can help you relax and help you sleep like you are at home or BETTER.
Last mini vacation we went on, we slept in my in-laws RV (now that’s camping! ;)) and I brought Lavender & cedarwood essential oils for night time and some citrus oils to wake me up in the morning. There’s nothing like waking up to the sun in your face, a working Keurig by your bed and the smell of lemon and tangerine diffusing through the room. Ahh. The life. If only I hadn’t also woken up with my daughters foot in my rib cage every morning….🤪
I also bring Thieves essential oil too because staying healthy while traveling is so important! MUCH immune system support needed!!
So diffusing on vacation = quality sleep, better mood, and good health 🥰
So that’s how you vaca the right way. Glad to see people are starting to catch on ;). Happy travels!!