Since I’m trapped inside while Hurricane Irma passes us by, I thought this is a great time to clean my makeup brushes!  Never thought of cleaning your makeup brushes before?  Consider these reasons why you should:

  1. Bacteria, dirt and dust buildup:   The bushes pick up the natural oils in your face as well as primer and foundation.  This provides a moist rich environment which  is a breeding ground for bacteria.  And if you have a cut or nick on your face like a pimple or freshly tweezed hair?  That’s bad news.
  2. Clogged Pores: All this makeup, dirt and dust you continuously transfer to your face can clog your pores.
  3. Breakouts:  See above.  Nuff said.
  4. Bristle Health: Regular cleaning helps to keep your bristles soft.  If you don’t clean your brushes they become stiff and lose their form which can cause redness and skin irritation.
  5. Uneven Application: Brushes with multiple color and texture residue can make perfecting that “look” a bit of a challenge.  Colors mix and streak and become impossible to blend well.  All this adds time and frustration to your routine.

Furthermore, commercial cleaners contain toxins or alcohol which may break down animal hairs, putting your brush investment at risk!  And don’t share you makeup tools with anyone – friends don’t let friends get pinkeye.

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Don’t have any  high quality brushes?  Try Savvy Minerals Makeup Brush Set!  It includes five essential makeup application brushes, plus a stylish and convenient carrying case. Each soft makeup application brush is made from high-quality synthetic fibers that are designed to hold the optimal amount of product and provide easy makeup application and a luxurious feel. Each brush is designed to work well with the texture of Savvy Minerals by Young Living powders.

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  • Foundation Brush
  • Blush Brush
  • Veil Brush
  • Blending Brush
  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Carrying Case

 

 

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Flex Oils

Young Living’s essential oils are pure and natural and must rely on Mother Nature for proper growth.  Therefore, there may be times when growth is slow or otherwise affected by the cycles of nature.  In those rare cases, Young Living may substitute one of the temporarily unavailable oils in the Premium Starter Kit with one of these 5  “flex oils”.

These 5 “fan favorite” oils have been carefully chosen by Young Living and will be sure to become an invaluable part of your collection.  In fact, if you are looking for the “next 5” to invest in, this is it!

AromaEase

Citrus Fresh™

Lemongrass

Orange

Tea Tree

I made this yesterday.  I’ve never made applesauce so I didn’t know how easy it was.  Peel apples, cut, add essential oils, simmer 30 min.  Mash.  Mmmmmmm.

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Here’s the recipe from Young Living.  I didn’t know how it was going to turn out so I made half a batch.  2 lbs of apples is approximately 6 apples.  I then added 2 drops of lemon eo and one drop of cinnamon bark eo.  And yes, one drop of cinnamon bark flavors this entire bowl!  Always start with a small amount of cinnamon bark and it is a very potent flavor.  As a matter of fact, if you are making a half batch I would maybe dip a toothpick in the cinnamon bark and drag it through the applesauce and then taste test.  You can always add more.

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I opted to mash instead of puree because I like my applesauce chunky.  You want some, admit it.  There’s no shame in that.  The drooling is a little bit embarrassing though – pull yourself together and make your own!

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How cool is this.  Mayim Bialik is a wonderful role model for all women –  not just Jewish women, or women in science, or women who try to live a natural life, or all of those who also happen to be mothers.   Here’s a excerpt from her biography posted on MayimBialik.net

Bialik earned a BS from UCLA in 2000 in Neuroscience and Hebrew & Jewish Studies, and went on to the Ph.D. program in Neuroscience, also at UCLA. She completed her doctorate in the Fall of 2007, which examined the role of oxytocin and vasopressin in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome. Bialik was a dedicated student leader at UCLA Hillel, leading and starting a Women’s Rosh Chodesh group, chanting and blowing shofar for High Holiday services, and conducting and writing music for UCLA’s Jewish a cappella group……Bialik proudly breastfed her sons for a combined 6 1/2 years and is a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, offering free counseling and lactation support to any woman who is referred to her. Her book about Attachment Parenting, Beyond the Sling, was published in March 2012 (Simon and Schuster). Her second book of vegan family-friendly recipes, Mayim’s Vegan Table, was published by Da Capo Press in February 2014.

So when I came across this photo of What’s in Mayim Bialik’s purse posted on US Weekly I was so happy to see that out spilled 2 oils from Young Living.  When you are Mayim Bialik you need a little bit of Peace and Calming and Lavender.

 

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I admire her so much that whatever reservations I had about aligning myself with Young Living have disappeared.  And I know that If I ever get to meet Mayim that we’d be best buds, but until then, we’ll have to share our love for Young Living essential oils from afar 😀

Thieves® Household Cleaner – This all-purpose cleaner is pretty amazing. It is:

  • 100% plant and mineral based
  • non-toxic
  • Disinfects and cleans
  • Compliant with Green Seal and EPA Design for Environment (DfE) standards
  • Biodegradable agents
  • Contains Thieves and Lemon therapeutic grade essential oils
  • Concentrated so just a capful goes a long way
  • …….all that and it smells AH-mazing

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When I made my first batch of this cleaner I could NOT stop cleaning.  It just smelled so good!  Consider yourself warned!!

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Just got a very exciting delivery – my Essential Rewards order!

My ER order for September!

My ER order for September!

I got all of the above, which retails for $322.76 for just $211.50.  PLUS I got 20.85 PV which equals $20.85 is free product.  PLUS I got shipping for only 6.98.  PLUS I got the Raven, peppermint, lavender samples and thieves samples for FREE as part of the monthly promotion.  All for buying the products I would have purchased anyway!!

What’s Essential Rewards you ask??  Good question!

Essential Rewards is a program Young Living offers it’s wholesale members.  it is ONLY available to wholesale members.  It is completely OPTIONAL.  The benefits are great if you choose to take advantage of it.  The only requirement is that you need to order 50 PV (roughly equal to $50) every month to qualify.   But here’s what you get!

1. Discount: Continue the 24% discount that wholesale members take advantage of.

2. Convenient automatic shipping.   The ER order you choose ships once a month on the date you choose.  Need to change you date one month?  No problem!  Need to change your date EVERY MONTH? No problem!  My ER ship date is the 8th.   Over the course of the month I’ll add and subtract from my ER order “wish list” until the shipment date comes around.  It’s a great way to keep a running list of what you’d like to try.

3. Grace Month: Need to take a month off?  No problem!  Young Living allows you to put your account on hold for one month per year.

4. Discounted shipping.  “Members pay a $6.98 U.S./$9.75 CAN flat shipping fee on the order’s first 5 pounds and just $0.63 per additional pound for ground shipments to the continental U.S. and $0.70 per additional pound for shipments to Canada¹. For air shipments to Alaska and Hawaii, Essential Rewards members pay a $12.50 flat shipping fee on the order’s first 5 pounds and $1.25 for each additional pound.”

5. Exclusive Bonuses.  Young Living rewards those who do well.  Here’s a link to the  Compensation Plan for more details

6. Reward Points:  Earn points toward future product purchases with every Essential Rewards order. As your months with Essential Rewards increase, so do your rewards!  For example, place a 100 PV Essential Rewards order in your first six months and earn 10 points to redeem for free products.  10% back for the first 6 months, 15% back during months 6-12 and then 20% back at month 13 and beyond.  That’s a lot of free points!  Redeem points for free product.

7. Essential Rewards Kits: Access great promotions and discounts in the form of essential rewards kits.

8. Promotions: A great way to take advantage of monthly promotions.   What? You mean that in addition to getting free products I can earn points to get more free products all for buying what I love and would buy anyway?  Shut up and take my money!

Free to join! Cancel anytime!

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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.