Healthy Lifestyle, Travel

Snacks on the go

Do you “fall off the wagon” when making food, beverage and snack choices while traveling?

You pull in for gas or a “pit stop” and the choices for snacks and beverages are often well below the wellness standard you try to maintain at home.

I am so thankful for the many great options Young Living offers to keep me hydrated and satisfied; and because of that, I find most convenience store choices less appealing.

  • One of my favorites is NingXia Red. In fact, if you toss a few of the single travel packs in the freezer, they make a great cold pop snack for the kids!
  • I love the Chocolate Coated Wolfberry Crisp Bars. They satisfy my cravings for chocolate and fill me up in a healthy way!
  • When I need some energy to keep going, I reach for a NingXia Nitro shot.
  • And for a cool refreshing burst of energy and taste, there is NingXia Zyng.

These are just a few of my favorites. But there are a lot of great options available. And get this: I rarely have to purchase these items, because I save up my product points and get them for free!

In my newsletter called Oils On The Go, you also will find other suggestions for making better choices when you are on the go or traveling. And you can contact me to learn how to get free products.

To get a copy of my newsletter,
please send your request to
joyce@sharescents.com
and ask for the
Oils On The Go Newsletter
that was offered in this blog post!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health professionals of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

 

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Essential Oils, Personal Care Products, Travel

Travel tips

Gone are the days when we could take anything and everything we use at home on a plane with us. I remember the days when we carried a whole case full of personal care products and snacks and you-name-it right on the plane with us. Those days are over. Now, we have the 3-1-1 rule. One 1-quart bag to hold all our liquids and gels and none of those containers can be larger than 3 ounces.

If you are a serious essential oils user, this can be a frustrating thing. You want all you healthy non-toxic personal care products. You want your healthy snacks. AND you want your essential oils! No, you’re not asking for the moon and stars, you just want your beloved oils and products!

I get that. I want to share two solutions with you and a tip.

The Bon Voyage Travel Kit is awesome! It’s a collection of commonly used personal care products, all in TSA approved sizes!  YEAH! Love this. Truly, you do need this!

Sample Bottles for your favorite oils. When I go on a long trip, I never know what I might need. Granted, I might only need a few drops, but I want to have all the oils I reach for often. The sample bottles I carry hold about 20-25 drops. I get the Young Living Bottle Labels and stick them on the sides of the bottles so I know what oil is in the bottle. I have been known to carry as many as 50 sample bottles on a trip! And guess what, they all fit in my quart bag along with my personal care containers! Sometimes I can even tuck an NingXia Red pack in the bag too!

And now for my tip: The oils don’t drop out of those sample bottles like they do the bigger bottles. So how do you get the oils to come out? This is golden! Take the cover off the sample bottle (leave the reducer in place) and hold the bottle between your thumb and middle finger. Just tap the bottom of the bottle with your index finger. Voila! A drop will SHOOT out of the reducer top into your other hand!

In my newsletter called Oils On The Go, you will find more ideas for using essential oils when you travel, including ideas for a travel first-aid kit.

To get a copy of my newsletter,
please send your request to
joyce@sharescents.com
and ask for the
Oils On The Go Newsletter
that was offered in this blog post!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health professionals of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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Essential Oils, Healthy Lifestyle, Immune System, Personal Care Products, Stress, Travel

Oils to carry when you are on the go

Summer is a time when a lot of people travel. In fact, I am doing a fair amount of traveling this summer. So I got to thinking this is a good time to talk about how essential oils can fit into our travel plans, as well as what oils are always good to have “on you” when you are out and about town.

Today, let’s focus on the oils and products I normally carry.

This is a picture of the products I pulled out of my purse this morning. They represent a versatile collection of products that I always want to have with me.

My Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier – well, what can I say? It’s pure and leaves my hands feeling clean and soft. Not to mention, that is just plain smells great!

Thieves Spray is perfect for spraying on surfaces I may have to be in contact with that, well, let’s face it, probably I wouldn’t want to touch if I knew what had been there before me! It’s also great to freshen up the air in a smelly place, if you know what I mean.

The Cinnamint Lip Balm and L Briante’™ Lip Gloss keep my lips looking and feeling great.

Frankincense is my “Swiss Army Knife” of essential oils. I love it and it is great for any unexpected need from head to toe.

Inner Defense keeps my Immune System strong and as you can see, I keep a few capsules in a small pill box in my purse at all times. You just never know who might want a boost! I also carry a few Thieves Lozenges, which I forgot to pull out of my purse for the picture!

Finally, there are three roll-ons that are my go-to oils after Frankincense. Stress Away, Breathe Again, and Deep Relief. In my opinion, they pretty much cover nearly any situation that might crop up. In fact, let me tell you a quick story to demonstrate their versatility. And really, isn’t that what you want when you are away from home — versatility?

I was at an event and this young girl stepped on a rusty nail. She was in a total panic. I was one of the ladies trying to calm her and handle this emergency. Of course she needed medical attention, but the immediate need was to calm her, ease her pain, and clean the wound. And so in that order, my brain said, “You’ve got oils for this!” Stress Away calmed and quieted her uncontrolled crying. Next, I could reason with her that we can make this feel better. Deep Relief to the rescue! Finally, once she was calm and feeling better, we could clean the wound and apply Breathe Again. Why Breathe Again? Well, my knowledge about what is in it told me that it had properties that would be cleansing and just be helpful. As I always say, “If you don’t have what you need, use what you have.” Crisis over and she was on her way for professional help!

So you see, essential oils are a must for me when I am ON THE GO!

If you would like to learn more about these and other products that are great when traveling or just running errands, check out my newsletter called Oils On The Go. Then contact me and let’s chat about what might meet your needs.

To get a copy of my newsletter,
please send your request to
joyce@sharescents.com
and ask for the
Oils On The Go Newsletter
that was offered in this blog post!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health professionals of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

 

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Travel Tips

I am happy to report everyone is back home safely.  Well, Carrie stopped to visit her daughter on the way home and will be back tomorrow.  We are all VERY exhausted.  Today I am trying to regroup and get caught up after being away for a week.  One of the benefits of “rooming” with a group of other ladies was being able to share travel tips.  So I thought I would share just a few fantastic tips for traveling with your YL oils and products.

Did you know that the nice heavy duty zipper bag that the Aroma Glide rollers come in will fit 24 sample oil bottles?  It is a great way to keep them organized and it will slide into our quart bag the TSA requires for your liquids and gels when flying.  If you are not flying, the metal tin that holds the Thieves Soft Lozenges will hold 9 sample bottles.  The only problem with that is that since it is metal, the TSA doesn’t like it because they cannot see what is in the metal box.  However, it makes a cute little traveling first aid kit for the Everyday Oils, the Raindrop oils or just your favorites!

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Emptied 15ml and 5ml oil bottles work well for taking a small supply of V-6 or massage oils. I like to slip them into a small craft bag (I get mine at Wal-Mart in the craft beading area), so that if they leak a little with the altitude pressure changes when flying that it doesn’t mess up everything else.  I also use the craft bags for my supplements for each day.  You can label them with masking tape so you can keep track if you took your supplements each day!  Using the bags is nice because it saves room on the trip home since you can discard the bag once you take your supplements each day.

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Above shows different options for labeling your sample bottles.  You can print out on a piece of paper and trim it and tape it on the bottle.  You can use the YL bottle labels (old or new both fit). And my newest idea was to take empty bottles of my favorite oils, peal off the label from the bottle, trim it to size to fit the sample bottle, and tape it on the bottle securely.  You can toss those empty bottles that no longer have a label into a warm bath to get the last little precious benefits after you have finished packing!

Carrie shared a tip about how to get the oils to come out of the sample bottles when the reducer is on the bottle.  BTW… you must have the reducer on the sample bottles after they are filled or they leak all over the place!!!  Anyway, just turn the bottle upside down and tap the bottom with your index finger and a drop shoots out into your other hand!  For years, I was frustrated trying to get the drops out, so thanks Carrie for the lesson in how to use those tiny bottles!

The final tip is from my sister… Get a contact case.  They are labeled left and right.  However, they also are white and black or blue.  So put your ART AM Moisturizer in the white side and your ART Night reconstructor in the dark side.  She counted the squirts as she put the cream into the cases and said they held enough for just over a week!  Great idea!  And so intuitive for the day and night thing!  Thanks Donna

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Almost forgot… The Thieves Waterless Hand Cleaner bottles are great for shampoo, soap and other liquids of a small amount that you want to take along.

At the Product Expo I was told that YL is considering some travel size “samples” so I encourage you to email customer service and ask for travel size of the toothpaste and other products you would like to be able to purchase sample sizes in.  Coming in July we will be able to purchase samples of a few of the most popular oils!  Watch for those ! (sorry the photo is not clear)Image

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