Puppy Shampoo

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12661994_1042189575839941_142542287937654385_nMy dog, Gretchen, hates A LOT of things… rain, people walking too close to her, puppy seat belts… you name it, but I don’t think there is anything she despises more than bath time. Her bath time used to consist of me trying to keep her in the sink while she struggled to escape, howled at the top of her lungs and desperately tried to claw at me to pick her up.  I started researching more about how to incorporate essential oils with animals, and I finally came up with this shampoo recipe that both has calming scents and oils that have benefits for dog fur & the skin underneath (Gretchen gets dry and itchy skin, so I added the peppermint and lavender to soothe it).

After I made this shampoo, bath time has been a lot easier and incredibly relaxing. Gretchen will stand on her own in the sink while I massage her and rinse her off.  We then move over to the couch where I have a little personal heater set up and she gets a massage with a scoop of coconut oil and 1 drop of Lavender while the heater dries her fur.  She fell asleep both times we have gone through this process now!

I feel so much better knowing that she doesn’t have to feel so scared and stressed during bath time anymore (now time to combat some of her other fears), and that I can bathe her more often so she doesn’t stink! It’s also therapeutic for me since I get to breathe in all the amazing smelling oils and there is nothing more relaxing that massaging a dog in your lap!

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Weight Loss Trio

Hello All!

The new year is such a motivating and fun time to switch up your health and fitness routines.  Maybe you’ve been slacking over the holidays and need a boost to get you back on your A game, or maybe you’ve just never really been interested or thought too much about it before.  Whatever level you’re starting at, the Weight Loss Trio (WLT) can give you that extra push to meeting your fitness goals this year.

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The WLT is a combination of three oils that work together to help curb appetite, boost your energy level and ultimately loose the extra weight you have been carrying around.

The oils used are:

  • Grapefruit [boost metabolism]
  • Lemon [detoxify cells of fat]
  • Peppermint [curb appetite and sugar cravings]

What you’ll need:

  • Grapefruit, Lemon & Peppermint Young Living Essential Oils (remember! Young Living oils are HIGH quality, therapeutic grade oils… you do NOT want to ingest oils from brands you don’t trust, as many use synthetic fillers that may be dangerous to your health!)
  • Carrier Oil: Grape Seed Oil or EVOO work best
  • Vegetable capsules, such as these from Amazon
  • Optional: Glass bottle with dropper, capsule holder, or shallow bowl with rice

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Instructions:

There is no right or wrong way to make these capsules.  Basically, the end goal is to fill up each capsule with 3-4 drops of EACH essential oil and then fill the rest of the capsule with carrier oil. I have steady hands, so I hold the half capsule in my left hand, place each drop of oil in using my right hand and then replace the other half of the capsule and I’m done!  I only make 6 capsules at a time (3 days worth) because I don’t like the oils to sit too long.

If you want to make a bulk batch, I recommend investing in a capsule holder or some rice to help hold up you capsules.  Then you can mix all three of your essential oils into a glass bottle with dropper (30-40 drops of each oil) and then from the glass bottle, drop 6-8 drops of essential oil into each capsule, fill with carrier oil and replace other half. If you make a bulk batch, store them in a glass jar (like a mason jar) in the fridge to keep them fresh!

Take two capsules each day, one in the morning before breakfast and a second in the afternoon between lunch and dinner.  Be sure to take each capsule with a large glass of water!

Results:

As with any fitness or diet change, it takes about 3-4 weeks to really start seeing results.  It also depends on how much weight you have to lose and how drastically you are changing your diet and exercise routine in conjunction with the WLT.

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** As with any significant change to your diet or exercise routine, you should consult your trusted physician if you have any health issues!

Wondering where to buy oils?

If you are ready to fully immerse yourself in the world of oils, become a member by purchasing your Premium Starter Kit (it already includes 2 of the 3 oils in the WLT!), here. Member benefits include wholesale pricing on oils (that’s 24% off!), monthly promo offers (yay free stuff!) and the choice to enroll in an Essential Rewards program that allows you to earn points on each purchase and use the points for even more free stuff!

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If you want to take it slow and only purchase the WLT oils, click here. You won’t get the discounts or the free stuff, but you can always become a member at a later date!

~Positive Vibes~

Bridget