Recipes, Toxin-Free Living

Living My Best Life with a little help from the world’s best Essential Oils 💕

Sometimes I forget what it was like 3 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 3 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. 🥰

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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.

I do all of the above.  The more you use the oils, the more likely your emotions and health will 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.

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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?

To get the biggest bang for your buck, join Essential Rewards.  You’ll save a boat load of money by buying your Young Living products through Essential Rewards because you earn money back PLUS you get free gifts!

3 Steps to the BEST LIFE EVER❤️:

1. Order your Premium Starter Kit here

2. Join Essential Rewards by checking the box to join as you’re ordering your kit or logging in to your account later and clicking Join on the top left

3. Use your oils errrryyday!  And change the products in your Essential Rewards order each month!

You deserve this.  Nothing matters more than the health of you and your family.

❤️Christine

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Superfood NingXia Red!

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 cpareposa@gmail.com if you have any questions or need help ordering!

Recipes

Homemade Gummy Vitamins!

Yes! You CAN make your own vitamins! Cheap, easy & fun! PLUS, this recipe is picky-eater approved 😉

My experimentation with this recipe started after my wallet decided it couldn’t afford JuicePlus Vitamins anymore…or any whole food vitamin for that matter…they are just so expensive! My little picky eaters LOVE gummy anything so I decided there had to be a way to pack all those good fruits and vegetables into a gummy form that wouldn’t break the bank.

Enter GELATIN.

Yes! Kosher Beef Gelatin! Did you know that you can turn any amazing beverage into gummy form with a little gelatin powder?? PLUS, gelatin is AMAZING for your body! It’s loaded with amino acids and is great for your hair, gut, skin, nails, joints, and more! You can learn more about the powers of gelatin by visiting http://www.thrive-style.com and typing in the search box “Gelatin’s Superpowers” and then watching Lisa’s video.

Anyways, back to vitamins.

Now that we know we can turn any liquid into a jelly substance using the amazing and healthy gelatin powder, we need to choose one. Choose a good quality, preferably organic, whole food powder. You can find these on Amazon. They are sold as powders you would add to juice or smoothies and drink daily to help get more fruits & vegetables in your body. Try to choose a red superfood powder loaded with berries and veggies. I don’t choose ones with any grasses because those can sometimes be hard on the digestive system…and these are going to be eaten by my kids too.

So now you have your 2 main ingredients: A red superfood powder (I’ve used both Terra Kai Organic Juce and 365 Superfood Reds so far), and gelatin (I use Great Lakes Kosher Beef Gelatin, also found on Amazon). ..If you can’t tell by now, Amazon.com has A LOT of my money.. And these may seem like expensive purchases up front but they will last a long time and make MANY batches of gummy vitamins.

The only things left are water to mix with the superfood powder (preferably distilled), a sweetener (I like maple syrup or Agave), and essential oils! The citrus essential oils add great flavor to the mix and even give your gummy vitamins a little immunity boost! So far my favorite for the Vitamins is Grapefruit EO. The best thing about Grapefruit essential oil is that its not sour, just flavorful and smells amazing! Young Living is the only company that makes a vitality line approved by the FDA for consumption. Please do not consume other brands of essential oils. You can purchase YL Grapefruit Essential Oil here.

Time to put our ingredients together so grab a small pot!

1 Cup water (or NingXia Red if you are looking to add in some antioxidants)
2-3 Scoops red superfood powder (optional if using NingXia Red)
1/4 Cup Gelatin
1 T. Maple syrup
10 Drops Grapefruit or Orange Vitality Essential Oil

Put a small pot on stove and add 1 cup of water, 2-3 scoops of your superfood powder (depends how concentrated you want the Vitamins to be and how many you plan on eating everyday). Whisk it together and bring to a boil. Then gradually add 1/4 of gelatin. Be sure to add slowly and stir as you add to avoid clumps. Remove from heat and add 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (can add more or less to taste) and 10 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil. Pour into a tray or cute silicone molds (For some reason, the kids think the teddy bear shaped molds taste better but I like the hearts). Put the filled molds in the fridge or freezer to set. In the freezer, they should be done relatively quickly…10-15 minutes. Once fully set, pop them out of the molds or cut them into shapes and throw them in a container. I like to store them in the fridge but its not necessary. These will keep for about 1 week. I let my little kids eat 5 or 6 everyday but they would be fine to consume more since the powder is made up of dried vegetables and fruits and not man made vitamins. My husband and I eat around 10 each day. Keep in mind it also depends on the size of your molds too.

Feel free to contact me or leave comments if you have any questions! I’d love to hear your success stories with this recipe as well! Enjoy living the oily life!

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What exactly is an essential oil??

You may have heard the word essential oil passed around more and more lately (likely between the more earthy crunchy mamas on the playground or some hippy holistic doctors), but what exactly is an ESSENTIAL OIL??

Well, essential oils are basically the “life blood” of the plants they come from!  The oils are cold-pressed or steam distilled from plant material (bushes, leaves, flowers, etc).  Lavender essential oil is pressed from Lavender flowers and Lemon essential oil is pressed from Lemon rinds. Simple right?  But why do we want these??

ANSWER:  Essential oils are volatile (meaning super small molecules that evaporate quickly) and can get into the body through even the tightest of membranes like the skin and the blood brain barrier quickly.  Essential oils are ORGANIC, like people are ORGANIC, as in NOT MAN MADE, so rather than altering our body’s rhythms like medicine, they conform to the body to regulate it.

Feeling sad or angry?  Open and bottle of Lemongrass Essential Oil and breath its scent in deeply for 2 minutes, then tell me how you feel.  It’s that easy.

Love feeling well?  Essential oils like Young Living’s Thieves Vitality Blend (clove, cinnamon, lemon, etc) will remain in your body (when ingested through tea or in a veggie capsule) LONGER if you need it.

Awesome right??  Now I’m not saying don’t take your medications, but I AM saying that using essential oils can be a good ADDITION to your routine and may even keep you above the wellness line!

Essential oils have been used for THOUSANDS of years.  It’s only recently that man has “forgotten” about them with the rise of chemical medications and man-made cleaners becoming more prevalent.  Heck, even the Bible mentions essential oils directly and indirectly over 1,000 times!  Essential oils (especially Myrrh and Frankinscense) were just for the wealthy back then but today anyone can get them if they want to!  Just be sure not to run to your local grocery store for them…who knows what kind of synthetics are in those (since essential oil labeling is not regulated) *yikes*.

Only buy from a company you can trust, a company that will show you their ENTIRE process from seed, to cultivation, to distillation, to sealing the oil in the bottle.  If you can’t see it, don’t use it.  In case you were wondering, I trust Young Living!  Anybody can visit their farms and in January of 2018, I got to go!!  From what I could see, Young Living’s standards for its plants are even HIGHER than those required to be certified organic.  What an awesome company!!  Why would they do that??  Some people just CARE about the health of others and Young Living always chooses health over wealth.  I’ll tell you a story about that another time.

Anyways, when you’re ready to be happy, healthy and feel great, click here!  Choose Member (for 24% off) and pick out an awesome Premium Starter Kit.  Want to just learn more about essential oils?  Keep on following my blog or visit my Facebook Page called UltraOily.  And as always, I love answering questions so ask away (but don’t forget that I am not a doctor)!

Time to go put a drop of Lavender Essential Oil in my kids’ diffusers so they can sleep through the night tonight!! Bon Soir!

Toxin-Free Living

Toxin-Free Life

Well, there’s really no such thing as a completely toxin-free life…there will always be things we can’t avoid like car exhaust or public restrooms sprayed with Lysol.  But we can live as close to toxin-free as possible, at least in our own homes!

The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health studied 2,983 ingredients in our products at home and found 884 toxic ingredients. 314 of them caused biological mutations. 218 caused reproductive problems. 778 were toxic to the human body. 146 they knew caused cancer tumors — but were allowed in the United States, even though they were banned in other countries around the world. Many of these chemicals are allowed in common cleaning supplies in the United States — things under your cabinets right now.
You may think its inevitable; that you have to clean your house and wash your hands and moisturize, so you have to absorb and breath in chemicals, but you don’t. I’m going to show you your other options.

Visit the cabinets in your home and look up one of your store bought cleaning products on the EWG and check it’s score (A=safe to F= Really really really bad for you)  http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners

Anything below a B should not be in your home because it could be hurting you and your family.  There are better alternatives to every evil C-F rated product!  Vinegar, baking soda, Castile soap, coconut oil and essentials oils (high quality only) are all amazing chemical replacements!  I use vinegar, water and Lemon essential oil to clean my floors.  Baking soda, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, Lavender essential oil and Tea Tree essential oil as deodorant.  Coconut oil as makeup remover.  Castile soap with Lavender and Frankincense essential oils as body wash.  Peppermint essential oil, Raw sugar and almond oil as exfoliating shower scrub before shaving.  Castile soap, water and Thieves essential oil in my foaming hand soap dispenser…  And the list goes on!  DIYing with essential oils is super easy and inexpensive!  AND I KNOW there are no toxic manufactured chemicals in my home!!  You can do it too!  I know you can!  I’ve showed lots of people how and I can show you too!

One of the  most popular alternatives is Young Living’s Thieves cleaner because it is 100% plant based.  How cool is that!?  That’s an A+ rating!  No SLS or fragrance that has been linked to asthma and other respiratory illness, JUST PLANTS!  I use Thieves cleaner to clean my bathrooms, kitchen counters, oven, furniture, laundry stains, floors, etc and I can rest easy when my kids decide to spray everything in their little attempts to “help” me clean house because Thieves cleaner actually BOOSTS your immune system instead of hurting it!

It just doesn’t get any better than that.

Add Thieves cleaner to your order when you sign up for your Wholesale premium starter kit at http://www.myyl.com/reposa (scroll to the bottom and hit Enroll Today).  My family and I thank you for supporting small business 🙂