Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year, partly because I love the fall colors, sweater weather, and apple cider, but mostly because of Thanksgiving. It’s very fitting that just before the busiest holiday season of the year we set aside a day to take a step back from the hustle and bustle. I am so grateful for the opportunity to reflect on all the wonderful blessings God has mercifully bestowed on my family and I. He is a good, good God and I have so much for which to be thankful.
This year, as I count my blessings, one that is much on my mind is Young Living and their many products that help me better care for myself, my husband, and our home. These products have tremendously improved our overall health and wellness, and in this season of sharing, I’d like to share my top 5 favorite Young Living products with you.
First up is Life 9, a powerful probiotic with over 17 billion active cultures. For most people, the holidays comes with an increased consumption of sugary, carb-rich foods that can destroy our gut by feeding bad bacteria. A good probiotic is the key to keeping your gut balanced, not just in this season, but all year round.
Dr. Mercola, in his article Probiotics: One of The Most Important Supplements You Can Take, puts it this way: “The ideal ratio between the bacteria in your gut is 85% ‘good’ and 15% ‘bad.’ Maintaining the optimal ratio is essential for good health, as probiotics has over 30 beneficial pharmacological actions that we know of [...] Probiotics are also essential for optimal digestion of food and absorption of nutrients, and they help your body produce vitamins, absorb minerals, and aid in the elimination of toxins.”
For me, since starting Life 9 my digestion issues have greatly improved, I’ve had less fatigue, and felt more energized. For that I’m very thankful! Life 9 is always in my monthly wellness box.
Next on my list is the Thieves line of products. I use Thieves in its various forms on a daily basis; Thieves toothpaste, Thieves Dish Soap, Thieves Laundry Soap, Thieves Cough Drop, Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak, Thieves Hand Sanitizer, Thieves Vitality in my hot tea, Thieves Household Cleaner on literally all the things… you get the idea.
All of these products are made with Thieves essential oil which is a powerhouse blend of Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon and Rosemary, and it smells like the holiday season! Every Thieves product I use is one more toxic chemical I’m not using, and I love that I can feel truly good about what I’m using throughout our home!
Shutran. Have you tried it? According to my husband Matt, it smells like a walk in the forest. Shutran has a warm, woodsy scent that we both absolutely love. Matt is a fireman. Firemen are often exposed to carcinogenic toxins that settle on their skin, so the last thing Matt needs is exposure to more toxins at home.
Enter Shutran, Young Living’s line for guys. He uses the bar soap every day, as well as the shave cream and aftershave. I’m grateful for a natural solution that works so well, smells amazing, and is made with guys in mind. It’s a win-win!
The very first essential oil I used consistently and got results from was Stress Away, the bonus oil in my starter kit. A year and a half ago I started taking it with me to work, and by applying it multiple times a day I started to notice that my days were easier and less anxiety-filled.
I was won over to these “snake oils,” as I had previously called them. So, I guess you could say my love for Stress Away is two-fold; not only does it improve my mood and stress, but it also opened me up to the wonderful world of essential oils. I realized that essential oils were simply a gift given to us by a loving Creator who, when He created a plant or tree and said it was good, really meant it. Now, I pop a roller filament on my 15ml bottle of Stress Away and carry it with me everywhere I go.
LAVENDER HAND & BODY LOTION
For years every winter I’d find myself searching for and trying all kinds of lotions to ease the painful, dry irritated skin on my hands. Most lotions made the situation worse. None provided long-lasting relief. Last winter, I decided to try Young Living’s Lavender Hand and Body Lotion. Oh my goodness. The relief was just what I had been searching for.
Lavender is known around the world as an herb that is excellent for the skin, so it makes sense that it would be the perfect ingredient in lotion. A little goes a long way, and one bottle lasted me for many months. My second bottle is on the way and I’m so thankful to have this product to use when my hands aren’t exactly appreciating the colder weather.
I hope you have enjoyed this brief overview of the top five Young Living products for which I am most thankful. The Lord has truly done great things for us; may we never love the gift more than the Giver. Blessings to you and your family this Thanksgiving and Christmas, and may He fill your hearts with abundant joy and gladness this season.
“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!” 1 Chronicles 16:34
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