What goes on during an Essential Oil Workshop

Today I was so honored to be invited to conduct an Essential Oil introduction workshop to a bunch a lovely pre-school teachers this morning.

Why do we love doing classes?

We do them because, we are advocates for a change in the way people should look at nature. The more we use our oils, the more we fall in love with them. The chemistry was so natural, they start to become a part of our daily lives and what is best is when we see our family start to benefit from them too.

Hence why this is something that you want to be around forever. I want Young Living oils to be around and even in my Grandchildren’s household, but it all has to start from me.

The perks is that we get to live in the lifestyle of Essential Oils and all things naturally healthy for our family.

How to sign-up for a class?

Easiest way is to sign-up to our database where we will keep you informed of all upcoming events and workshops that we host continually.

If you have a friend that is a distributor for Young Living and and happy to speak more about these oils then feel free to contact them. You can find a list of us on the About Us page!

It’s always a Party

Never going to be boring, you’ll get to try out the oils, have a sniff, have a rub or even make some personalized bottles for yourself.

We love to hear all about you, so usually there’s lots of chatter going around, we call this an Oil Party for a reason.

DIYs

No class is complete without a little hands on Do It Yourselves. We teach about how with each bottle of oil there’s something you can make and bring home. You can make as many as you like!

Aromatherapy Yoga with Ed Dailey


So on Tuesday bunch of girlfriends and I went to Yoga Mala for a 7:30 PM two hours aromatherapy yoga session with the renouned Ed Dailey.

A few things that I loved about his energy was that he engaged with his students. He asked questions like how they were feeling today, have they been sleeping ok, what is the most common problems Singaporeans suffer on a day to day basis etc. etc.

From there he decides what would be the best sequence to bring forth to practice. That night as it was a Tuesday evening and people came after work, most people mentioned that they were feeling tense and some said stressed with work. So he decided a sequence that focused on the hip/femur part of the body.

I loved the bit when he would put us thought these torture like postures where we’d sit on the floor heels next to the buttocks. So your knees are really opening up and we’d sit there for 8-10minutes or so (or at least it felt like it). From there he’d talk a little bit more and you’d notice people’s faces would start to contort because they were starting to get really uncomfortable. At this point too the first oil that he placed on the left (receiving hand) was Stress Away.

Then later he’d switch to a down dog to alleviate the discomfort and instantly people breathed a silent sigh of relief.

Throughout the class it consisted on mostly that, some slightly uncomfortable restorative postures the ease into a more comfortable restorative posture, creating that alleviating of tension and that sigh of relief from everyone.


Another cool thing we practiced was a lot of group work. He complained that every time people come into a Yoga class they just fall silent and not interact with others and fall into their own mat and close out everyone from existence. So he changed that and made us do many group stretches which I thought was cool to interact and get hands on with others to help with either getting deeper grounding (by pressing down on feet or on points of the body which he demonstrated) and just the physical contact itself gave some comfort.

The oils he used were very simple. Started off with Stress Away, then it was my favourite for it’s high frequency Idaho Blue Spruce – breathing this in while in Childs Pose. Towards the end we used Lemon. Finally during Savasana we inhaled Joy (I think this is his favourite).

Lots of great tips taken away from this session. Thank you for the wonderful session Ed and for sharing your wisdom and expressing your quirky personality. Sx

5 Reasons People Fail at Wellness by Dr Peter Minke

For those who missed Dr Minke’s two hour wellness talk last Friday, not to worry, I’ve got nooootes!! My friend Leslie has taken some pictures of the slides which I have included. So this is all written in point form.

A little introduction, Dr Minke is a researcher / scientist survived bone cancer when he was 20 years old which prompted him to research a lifestyle on clean and healthy living which in the end brought him to knowing and using Young Living and it’s range of products.

Here are the 5 Reasons:
  1. They don’t stop the poison
  2. They experience a cleansing reaction and stop
  3. They get distracted
  4. They are not sure about the next step
  5. They hit an emotional block or habit
#1 They Don’t Stop the Poison
  • US Water supply is filled with pharmaceutical waste
  • They only take out what they test for
  • They recently did a test for birth control pill waste in the water and found traces of birth control in the water which they do not treat the water for because they have never tested for it in the water.
  • Say NO to recreation fragrancing
    • It effects the ‘old-factory’ makeup in the brain
    • Hormone Disruptors / Phthalates found in synthetic fragrances
      • Use natural products and don’t worry about finishing your toxic products. Just chuck it.
    • Change your toothpaste, there is no fluoride in YL toothpaste
      • There is also no SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate) which is a mild neurotoxin
    • Start using Thieves hand soap instead of the regular anti-bacterial ones or make your own
#2 They experience cleansing reactions and stop
  • Young Living has all the products we need to change our whole wellness lifestyle
    • Water & Oxygen are the two important nutrients for our body
    • Drink 750ml of water first thing in the morning
    • Morning pee has the most toxins in it, so you want to drink more water in the morning to continue flushing the toxins out
    • Vitamin C Supplement from Young Living has Zinc and Cayenne Pepper which helps to flush out toxins
      • Chewable Vitamin C is good for fast absorption from under the tongue
    • Ningxia Red
      • High anti-oxidant
      • Oxidative stress happens in the body when you expose yourself to toxins
      • There are two based systems in the body that carry toxins
        1. Water (in all cells)
        2. Fat
      • Damaged membrane creates unhealthy cells, your thyroid cannot deliver hormone into the body
      • You therefore need fat and water soluble anti-oxidants
        • Essential Oils are Fat Soluble
        • Wolf-berry (in Ningxia Red) is Water Soluble (2oz daily is minimum)
          • Ningxia Red stimulates the thyroid
          • Try Dr Minke’s formula in your used Ningxia red glass bottle. Mix 1oz of Ningxia Red + 4-6 Sulfurzyme capsules (pour out from capsules) + top up with water + x3 Drops of Lime EO
        • Otherwise it is recommended to take Sulfurzyme x4 capsules/day for basic maintenance and within the body
        • Golden Touch Kit has Juva Flex blend essential oil this is a very good EO for fat soluble detoxification massage
        • Alkalime essential oil is also a great oil for detoxing
        • Purchase some PH test strips and test yourself regularly with your saliva or urine
        • Keep your lymph moving with self-massages (see video below)
        • Some of the common reactions you see when your body is going through a detoxification process are:
          1. Headache
          2. Skin Rashes (try lymph massage technique,  patchouli & epsom salt bath, or detoxing clay over skin)
          3. Bowel movements
        • When you start feeling some of these detoxing symptoms it is recommended to reduce the amount of essential oils you’re using to let the body regulate gradually but still keep to your nutrition.

#3 Distraction
  • When you find yourself getting distracted from your wellness rituals, just always keep in mind this 3-Part Wellness Strategy:
    1. Stop the poison
    2. Flood the body with nutrients
    3. Manage stress
  • This will help you to focus outwardly and can be used to manage any specific areas of discomfort in the body or issues
  • Some oils to help you with focus and getting you back on track:
    • Vetiver, Cedarwood, Lavender or using Tranquil Roll-on
    • If you are using oils on infants, place it along the spine as they will not be able to reach it and accidentally touch and rub their eyes.
    • Pay attention to your body. If there is something that your body does not need for any reason. i.e. genetically, disorders, your body will show it. (i.e. you might not like the smell)
    • Chemo. Protection – use Rosemary essential oil
    • Direct your mind to the positive 1) Highest Potential 2) Gathering
    • Cognitive Fitness -> Ningxia Nitro
#4 Not sure what the next step is
  • Go back to the 3-step basics
  • Plan your next order
  • Awareness 1) Frankincense 2) Sacred Mountain
  • Follow Minke Wellness YouTube page 
  • On Minke Wellness he’s posted a Wellness Programme, this is something he created when he had lymphoma cancer.
  • Young Living gives you 25% credit back, this is credits that can go towards your next order. This is more credit that what you get back from all your regular shopping malls like Target, Cold Storage… places where you get your daily essentials similar to what we order from Young Living.
#5 Hit emotional Block
  • When Dr Minke went through chemotherapy, his liver got damaged by this procedure. It reduced him to suffer from depression
  • Present time is good to bring us in the moment and relieve stress
  • Some release oils are good daily: Valor II / Release / White Angelica (this helps protect you

RevOilution is 6 days away!

RevOilution is in it’s 3rd year running. It is a free event held by Young Living at Suntec Convention Centre. It is a holistic revolution created with the intention to educate and empower people to lead a life of wellness. There will be activities for both for adults and kits; lots of free workshops on different topics and fitness sessions held by experts in their field; Ningxia Red bar which will fuel you with energy and vitality; and an opportunity to purchase the products. I’m going to be there for most of it as the learning (and fun) never ends. I have booked myself into a Raindrop Therapy Session in the morning and I’ll be attending Sheila’s gentle yoga flow session later in the afternoon! In between I’ll be exploring the booths and the talks.

Check out the activities, program and more here – http://revoilution.sg

We hope to see you there!

xoxo Audrey

Chemical Free Home Workshop – Bangkok Thailand

We had a wonderful time this week at our Chemical Free Workshop in Bangkok with Audrey Li! Audrey shared with us wonderful knowledge and great tips about how we can kick chemicals to the curb with our favorite kit oils, we learnt about Young Livings integrity and dedication to the seed-to-seal promise, we even saw first hand the wonderful results of K.Nap experiment with Thieves and a piece of bread!

For the make and take, we made Peppermint cooling sprays, BugOff rollers and a jewelry cleaner made with our very versatile Thieves Cleaner!

We had 20+ people attending despite the pouring rain! Overall a great success, we were having such a good time we forgot to take more pictures 😂!!!! Thank you very much to everyone who attended with such open minds, those who generously brought friends so they could also learn about these amazing oils, we even had friends who travelled all the way from Pattaya to join us 🙏🏻 and a big thank you to Audrey for joining us from Singapore. Looking forward to planning our next event soon! 😁

As always please feel free to message me or the person who added you to this group any questions you may have, we’d be happy to answer them! Have a fab week!

Love,
Rachel

BLEND @ Tin Hill Social

This is the first ever time I had such fun participating at a vendor event. Gail and Sara from BLEND were such a delight to work with! Thank you for letting us have loads of fun connecting with people and letting us talk about what we love most and that is working with Essential Oils!

BLEND @ Tin Hill Social

We did a collective workshop of Make and Takes.  We made body scrubs, sleep easy roll-ons,  stress free roll-ons, home made plant based house hold cleaners, deet free mosquito sprays and facial serums… even threw in a special “Cool Me Down” spray as the heat was turning up later in the afternoon.

Essential Droppers and our Make & Take workshop

We laid out samples of Young Living Essential Oils for our Make & Takers to test and decide which they would like to use for their take home blends. We were there to talk through the benefits of each oil and let our guest decide which they would like to use to create their very special ‘personalised’ gift.

Oh! We also had a gift basket full of goodies for a lucky winner!

Personally I enjoyed decorating our bottle most! We had fun labels, sticker ribbons and a creative mind to personalise each of our blends. Note: People will loved the idea and started turning out more blends as gifts!

We ended the evening with choosing our lucky winner to with a fabulous gift hamper full of Essential surprises. If you took part in our ‘Drop for Prize’ name drop, find out if you won here!

Love,
Sheila x

Just Roll With It

We had a fun Roller Mania Make & Take workshop in Bangkok earlier this year! It all started because I made these mosquito rollers from Young Living essential oils (totally chemical free) for a friend and her son, and it worked so well she needed to replenish it. They were so easy to make so I decided to do a simple class to show her and other friend how to make them. It turned out to be a super fun morning! With my friends and fellow oilers Teng, Surabhi and Gig joining us to help out!
We love making these 10ml roller bottles as they are easy way to travel with oils not to mention super easy to share as well with friends… and as everyone soon discovered it takes and unbelievable 2 mins to make them. Everyone ended up making for themselves and for their friends.
Most of the oils used are from the amazing Premium Starter Kit oils with a couple of extra oils for added ooomph! These blends are also quite flexible, for example the Hulk (which is for immune support) recipe, if you only have Thieves and Lemon, and no oregano, it is still great, just add a few extra drops of thieves to replace the Oregano!
If using for littler kids, we would always air on the side of caution and dilute, dilute, dilute with carrier oil. You need to use your judgment, as essential oils are highly concentrated. You can start of with using less essential oils and top up with more carrier oil! Experiment, have fun!

Do you want to learn how to kick toxic chemicals out? We’ll walk you through step by step and give easy, simple and affordable tactics that anyone can do with the best essential oils on the planet. This class is FREE and will blow your mind!
We will also have a fun Make & Take Session following the intro, you are welcome to watch or make some items to take with you. There will be a small fee for the items you make to cover the cost of these items.
PLEASE RSVP AS SPACE IS LIMITED!


Our next event is coming up on the 30th of May about the importance of a Chemical Free Home! Please click on the link to RSVP your seat!

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Toxic Free Home – Workshop

I can’t say it enough. We are so blessed to work along-side some amazing women in this business. Where it’s ‘bring your kids’ to work day everyday. The biggest perks is that we get to work with products that are SO beneficial to our homes and families. We can’t express how much we enjoy sharing the great news about Essential Oils and the lists of benefits we get from it.

If you have not noticed from our previous blog posts, we have been gearing up for our first ever Toxic Free Home – Workshop which took place last Sunday hosted by the gorgeous Kim in her gorgeous studio. We shared about what toxic chemicals to look out for and how to slowly eliminate them from your home. They are lurking everywhere! Awareness is the first step.

Join us for the June workshop! 10% off Thieves PSK at the workshops plus promo gift. We will update you with venue details soon. If you would like to be informed of our next Toxic Free Home event. Be sure to sign-up for our Essential Droppers Newsletter below.

What are Harmful Chemicals?

What are Parabens?

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Parabens are a class of widely used preservatives in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. They’re chemicals found in beauty products to prevent bacteria and act as a preservative in deodorants, lotions, lipsticks, shampoos, scrubs, and more.

Are Parabens Safe?

Studies have shown that some parabens can mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen and can potentially cause hormone (endocrine) system disruptions in the body’s cells. Estrogenic activity is associated with certain forms of breast cancer, and parabens have been found present in breast tumors.

What is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate?

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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (commonly known as SLS) is a widely used and inexpensive chemical found in many personal hygiene products such as shampoos, toothpastes, mouthwashes, soaps, detergents, scalp treatments, hair color, bleaching agents, laundry detergents, make-up foundations and body wash.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a detergent and surfactant which essentially means that it breaks creates a lather which makes products such as shampoo and toothpaste more effective cleaners.

Although SLS originates from coconuts, the chemical is anything but natural. The real problem with SLES/SLS is that the manufacturing process (ethoxylation) results in SLES/SLS being contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a carcinogenic by-product.

Is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate safe?

According to the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Reviews, research studies on SLS have shown links to:

  • Irritation of the skin and eyes
  • Organ toxicity
  • Developmental/reproductive toxicity
  • Neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, ecotoxicology, and biochemical or cellular changes
  • Possible mutations and cancer

What Is Triclosan?

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Triclosan is an ingredient added to many consumer products intended to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. It is added to some antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpastes, and some cosmetics—products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It also can be found in clothing, kitchenware, furniture, and toys—products not regulated by the FDA.

How Safe Is Triclosan?

It is linked to liver toxicity, and even low levels of Triclosan may disrupt thyroid function. Further, the American Medical Association recommends that Triclosan not be used in the home, as it may encourage bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Wellness Starts from home

Like anything, the more we arm ourselves with information the more inclined we are to make a change and we hope that your decision to live toxic free at home would inspire someone else to do the same. It is actually not hard to go toxic free as you know Young Living has formulated products to take over the dangerous chemical products that you are currently using today.

Try it for yourself. We will be giving free sample Household Cleaners for you to take home for those who attend our Toxic Free Home Workshop.

Date:  Sunday, 7th May 2017
Location:  Bikit Panjang Area (Full address will be provided to those attending)
Time:  2pm – 5pm
Click Here to Register

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ARE YOU READY FOR A RALLY?!

I smell a change in the air….
Young Living is rallying a ‘Toxic Free Home’ awareness here in Singapore and  we are jumping on the bandwagon to shout it out from the rooftops! I have personally been using Young Living’s Thieves Household cleaner for about a year now and I am so in love with myself for taking the first step and choosing to start going Toxic Free. 😉

Next I will be tackling my laundry!

So, remember when I said we are  jumping on the Bandwagon.. Well we’re hosting a few workshops to promote and to raise awareness to the difference between Thieves Cleaners as compared to the Chemical ridden conventional brands which you would normally find in the supermarket. However for the month of May and June we will be educating through FB and on our Blog updates on our informative “Live Toxic Free” classes. A few things we will be touching on:

Click Here to Register for our May workshop happening on Sunday, 7 May 2017 |
2.00pm – 5.00pm. Or sign-up to our Mailing List below so we can update you on the next Rally!