• Andrea Jones

Winter Wellness

Updated: Nov 25, 2018

I don't know about you, but I used to absolutely DREAD the winter months. It used to be the time of year where my oldest would get croup multiple times, colds every other week, l would lose work 2-3 times a month without pay, and STILL have the childcare expenses.

At that time, we were already living a pretty "naturally minded" lifestyle- we took natural supplements and homeopathy when we came under the weather and while we got better faster, it didn't really keep us from getting sick in the first place. I got tired of the ridiculous expenses lost each month due to illness. 

When I was pregnant with my second daughter, the thought of going through that with 2 children was simply too much! 

I began researching essential oils, bought a few at the grocery store and was wildly unimpressed with the results. As you have probably noticed from this blog, I am a researcher. I like to dig deep and get answers. So I began to research essential oils and see if I could figure out why some work and some don't! 

Turns out there was a deep underworld of science on essential oils that I knew nothing about! Just like with our food supply, how plants are treated from the time the seed hits the soil to the time they are distilled into what we call the essential oil, determines the quality of that oil. 

Did you know that all that is required for a company to say their oils are 100% is that it contains 5% essential oil?  The rest can be diluents, additives and up to 400 chemicals without them being required to label it. 

After learning that, I wondered if there really were any good quality oils out there. So I continued searching and landed on some criteria that helped me to decide how to know if a company is producing TRULY therapeutic grade essential oils. 

Here is my previous post about HOW I chose which brand of oils to choose from

Knowing this, I now have a well stocked arsenal of oils and nutritional supplements to keep us running like a smooth oiled machine all winter long! 

Here are some of my tips and tricks! 

Every day wellness spray: 20 drops of thieves essential oil, 5 drops of oregano, 1 tsp witch hazel in a 4 oz glass spray bottle- fill to the top with water. I spray this on the bottoms of my girls feet nightly at bedtime. Thieves essential oil helps to support the immune system so it is working properly, and also helps to get rid of any unwanted travelers that may try to cause issues! This nightly spray has been working WONDERS for my girls! 

Ningxia Red antioxidant drink:  Ningxia red comes in the Premium starter kit and has truly been a game changer for our nutrition and therefore our overall wellness. Each oz contains the antioxidant equivalent of about 32 fruits and vegetables! SAY WHAT? For real... It tastes delicious and keeps us above the wellness line. I add 1/4 tsp of elderberry syrup if we need added immune support.

Elderberry syrup: For real. This is a game changer! I add 1/4 of a tsp to the Ningxia red for my kiddo who doesn't like the taste. Normally, I avoid immune stimulants for my PANDA, however she tolerates this just fine! This is my favorite brand

RC or Raven essential oil: Depending on which oil we have on hand, both oils work wonderfully to support healthy breathing. Simply rub on the bottoms of feet and chest to help keep lungs nice and happy! I also diffuse in their bedroom. click here to order Raven or RC! 

Seriously... that's it! So super simple. We have had only 1 unwell doctor visit in almost 3 years! Prior to that, it was almost monthly. Not anymore!! 

There are two ways to buy- as a retail member, or as a wholesale member. Your wholesale membership is very similar to Costco, except your PURCHASE acts as the membership fee, and then everything else is wholesale pricing (24% off!). Most people get started purchasing a premium starter kit which contains 11 essential oils including Thieves, Raven, Frankincense, Lavender, Stress Away, Pan Away, Citrus fresh, Copaiba, Lemon, Peppermint, and Digize! Your kit also comes with a diffuser of your choice. Literally everything you need to keep your family well all year round! 

The starter kit is  $160 (the only item from young living that is ALWAYS 50% off!). Now through the end of September, I am offering an additional $20 back! Not only that, but you get my favorite reference material to guide your use for FREE! That's an additional $25 value! 

If you're ready to get started  click here!

To your wellness,

Andrea Jones

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