It’s The Most Kissable Time of the Year 🎶🎵 🎶🎵

Sing along with me. “It’s the most kissable time of the year. With the lips picker-pucking and everyone telling you bring your gloss here…. It’s the most kissable time of the year!”

Yes it is the season to be kissing. Mistletoe kissing that is. So let’s get our festive lips kiss ready for both yourself and for your loved one. The weather is now turning colder my the minute and before you know it a white Christmas will not be a distant dream (except if you live this part of the world or Australia where sadly… no) Despite where you live, it’s always a good reason to keep your lips in the pink of health.

Here is our recipe for making your own sweet kissable lips with the help of essential oils and what’s best they make great little party gifts for your guests to take home flavoured with some Christmas

You will need to purchase some of the natural raw ingredients as well as empty lipgloss sticks or even small glass containers.

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Ingredients:
  • 1 Tablespoon Beeswax (admire for firmer lip balm – less for more thick body butter)
  • 1 Tablespoon Shea Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Butter
  • 2 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 20 Drops Christmas Spirit Essential Oil or
  • 20 Drops Peppermint, 20 Drops Spearmint. 3 Drops Lavender

All ingredients can be found from www.iHerb.com. Make sure you look for natural organic, cold pressed.

Method:

This website does a pretty good recipe as well as a simple label that you can print out for your containers.  Lia Griffith

  1. Double Boil all the ingredients except for the essential oils
  2. Once beeswax has melted turn on double boiler and remove and leave to cool
  3. Work a little quickly here, once it cools it’ll start to harden so at a warm temperature, include your essential oils
  4. Pour mixture into a disposable piping plastic bag or any regular small clean plastic bag where you can cut off the tip.
  5. Arrange your empty lip gloss bottle on top of baking picture for easy cleaning
  6. Cut off the bottom tip of your piping bag and start filling top your lip gloss bottle right till the top.
  7. Let it cool. Remove any spilled wax and cover

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Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit

Let’s talk about the premium starter kit.

If you were thinking of joining Young Living as a member, the most cost affective way to go about doing so it so purchase the Premium Starter Kit (PSK). In Singapore it costs $268. (incl. GST) The PSK consists of 11 different types of oils that would be beneficial in your journey into natural wellness. The bottles are 5ml and the cost of purchasing these oils along with the DewDrop Diffuser individually would work out twice as much then the cost of the starter kit. Not to mention you automatically become a member which entitles you to 24% discount to any purchases of the Young Living range of products online.

Remember to contact your friend who help you sign-up to better understand the uses of these everyday oils. There is so much information to learn but the best way it to start using then oils for yourself to feel it’s qualities and benefits.

Below are some simple descriptions of each oil within your PSK to give you an idea.

Lemon (Citrus limon)

Lemon is believed to boost the body’s natural defences. Lemon oil’s fresh, citrus scent is an instant pick me-up, promoting energy and mental clarity.

 

 

 

Thieves (blend)

The revolutionary Thieves contains powerful essential oils to defend and protect; it can be used to support the immune system

Ingredients: Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata

 

 

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) 

Lavender is the most versatile essential oil and is often used to cleanse and soothe minor burns, cuts, and other skin irritations. It’s refreshing, relaxing scent has balancing properties that also clam the mind and body

 

 

 

PanAway (blend)

PanAway combines the soothing properties of Wintergreen, Clove and other essential oils.

Ingredients: Wintergreen, Clove, Helichrysum, Peppermint

 

 

 

Stress Away (blend)

Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique combination of Lime and Vanilla pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil. Stress Away also includes Copaiba and Lavender to reduce mental rigidity to restore equilibrium

Ingredients: Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea

 

 

Purification (blend)

The sweet, refreshing scent of Purification instantly deodorises and neutralises the air. This blend also contains scents that help uplift, calm and refresh the mind

Ingredients: Lemongrass, Rosemary, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Myrtle, Citronella, Lavandin

 

Frankincense (Boswella certerii) 

Frankincense is used to support skin health. Its earthy, balsamic scent has calming properties that can increase spirituality and inner strength

 

 

 

 

R.C. (blend)

R.C. is an invigorating blend that includes Cypress, Spruce, and three varieties of Eucalyptus that is comforting when applied to the chest and throat.

Ingredients: Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Citridora, Myrtle, Spruce, Peppermint, Pine, Lavender, Marjoram, Cypress

 

 

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) 

Peppermint essential oil can help aid normal digestion and has traditionally been used to ease tension and promote healthy respiratory function. Its fresh, minty aroma combats mental and physical fatigue

 

 

 

Copaiba (Copaifera reticulata)

Tapped directly from the copaiba tree in Brazil, this oil supports the body’s natural response to irritation and injury. It also may be used to soothe minor physical discomforts.

 

 

 

DiGize (blend)

Di-Gize is a blend of pure tarragon, ginger, peppermint, and other essential oils that promote healthy digestion and soothe stomach discomforts.

Ingredients: Tarragon, Juniper, Anise, Ginger, Fennel, Patchouli, Peppermint, Lemongrass

Chemical Cleaners – The Effects

To get straight to the point the main concern with toxic cleaning products is the toxic that lingers in the air after you have used them. The hazard symbol on that container of bleach warns consumers about the acute health hazards associated with a single or short-term exposure to chemicals in the product.

Unfortunately there is no concrete requirement for manufacturers to warn consumers about the harmful effects due to long-term exposure of the toxic ingredients used in these household cleaning products. We are all exposed to cleaning products and their low level residues.

Inhalation

I cringe when I think back to how my children used to crawl on everywhere and place their fingers in their mouths or dropping food on the kitchen floor and picking it to put it into their mouths. In my mind I didn’t mind it because I thought my floor was mopped daily and was clean. Personally I am glad that I expelled Clorox Bleach from my home for a while before my children were born. Thinking about the toxic smell that is has is enough to give me a migraine.

When we used these products to clean our home. The toxic fumes linger in the air and we breathe them in. David Suzuki Foundation mentions: ~ Researches in the U.S. identified 133 unique volatile organic compounds (VOCs) entitled from a small sample of consumer products, including six cleaning products. Each product tested emitted between one and eight chemicals classifies as toxic or hazardous under the U.S. federal laws.

Through the skin

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We all know that our skin is the largest organ of our body, including the fact that it is porous it will absorb whatever you put on it. It’s a no brainer, chemicals in cleaning products can enter the our bodies through the skin. We all know it, if you are constantly cleaning the house like me, you really have to stop and think about how much of these chemicals we are exposing ourselves to on a daily basis. The days adds up along with the amount our body is absorbing.

It is important to read labels and get educated with all the standard long term cancer causing ingredients. Eyes on this space, we will be doing a post about this soon (edited: Done).

The Environment

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When cleaning products are getting washed down to drains and our sinks, we are really causing a serious impact on our ecosystem. I’m guilty of this too for a long time, but fortunately the more informed I became the more guilty I felt every time I poured laundry liquid into my detergent compartment of my washing machine.

What if I told you that the way we have been looking at household cleaners all these years was purely a product of very good advertising. When right under our noses we had basic natural alternatives to cleaning all along that cleans just as well. Young Living have derived an easy plant based natural cleaning solution that actually eliminates the use of 7 various different cleaners all rounded up to one simple Thieves Household Cleaning formula.

Thieves

This Sunday, 7th May 2017 we will be rallying a Toxic Free Home workshop. In this workshop you will learn how easy it is to switch-up to toxic-free, affordable, plant-based home care products infused with Young Living Essential Oils. Click here to visit our EventBrite page for further details. We will be conducting other rallies to discuss toxic free living, be sure to sign-up to our Oily News Letter below for updates.

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!