Hi, I’m Rachael.
As a busy mum to a 3-year-old daughter, a feline fur baby and a canine fur baby, there is never a dull moment in our house! I first became interested in holistic therapies when I returned to work after having my daughter Sophia. I had spent a significant portion of my maternity leave worrying about going back, when it would be, how I’d manage my hours around nursery drop offs and pickups, if I could afford to go part-time – the list was endless!
With a degree in sports therapy I've always known that I wanted to help people, but this time I wanted to find natural ways to help me take control and balance all of these emotions. After much soul searching and research, I decided to train as a Mindfulness Teacher and a Reflexologist, and I complement these with the use of essential oils. Do you ever have that feeling when a specific scent immediately transports you back to your happy place? That's how I feel with essential oils (like anything in life I certainly have my favourites!), but over time I have discovered they offer so much more than that. It's no coincidence they have been used for centuries. So with all that said, why don't you come and join me on this journey, I look forward to hearing your story.
Applying Wellness to All Aspects of Life
This is a firm favourite in our house. It’s a powerful antioxidant supplement drink which is sweet and tangy and packed with tart and fruity flavours. But why do we love it so much? Think of it this way, would you expect your car to run well if it didn’t have the right fuel? No you wouldn’t, and our bodies are no different, they need the right fuel to function efficiently and effectively. NingXia Red gives us that little extra boost, and when you check out the antioxidant power below, I’d rather drink 2oz than try to eat that much daily!
1oz of NingXia Red has the antioxidant power of:
· 4 pounds carrots
· 8 oranges
· 1 pint orange juice
· 2 pounds beets
· 2 cups beet juice
· 3 cups raspberries
· 2 cups blueberries
We have 2oz daily to support our whole body wellness and sustain our energy levels naturally. Drinking daily can help maintain:
· Normal cellular function
· Support a healthy immune system
· Whole body wellness
· Normal blood sugar levels
If you prefer not to have it neat,
you can add it to a smoothie or you can even add a drop or two of your favourite dietary essential oil to get an extra flavour boost. For the kids you can freeze the NingXia packets then put it in their lunchbox. Add a cute straw and it’s a fun and healthy lunchtime treat! Plus it doubles an ice pack - marvelous!
One of the best ways to try it is grabbing yourself the starter kit on Essential Rewards (ER) as you’ll have a stock that lasts, plus by being on ER you’ll be getting 10% back in points. This kit contains:
· NingXia Red – 2x 750ml bottles,
· 30 NingXia Red Singles (60ml),
· NingXia Nitro,
· 5-ml Stress Away™,
· AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment,
· Orange+ 5ml,
· Business Card Sampler (10 pack),
· 10x Sample Oil Bottles,
· 2 NingXia Red® Single (60ml),
· Product Guide,
How about oils?
How to use oils There are 3 ways in which to use essential oils. I am going to talk you through them here but first we should talk about carrier oils.
What is a carrier oil?
This is a “fatty” oil that helps to spread the essential oils and dilute them. Examples include olive oil, fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil and sunflower oil, but if you’re not sure what to go for you can always try Young Living’s V-6 Vegetable Blend.
Using oils topically means to apply them to your skin. Put a drop of 2 of your chosen oil into your hand and dilute with a carrier oil if you have sensitive skin. When starting out with topical use, you should start slowly by applying to the bottoms of your feet and then gradually test on other areas of the body for sensitivity. You should dilute when applying oils on infants and children - check out my dilution chart for more information.
If you want to use more than one oil, you should layer them by applying one a time. Massage the oil in until it is absorbed. As a reflexologist, I like applying to oils to specific reflex points on my feet depending on what I feel I need at that time. Have a look at my reflex chart to give you an idea. Once you have your oils, if you want any guidance just let me know
Another option for topical use is via rollers bottles and you can easily make your own. Simply put your carrier oil of choice in an empty roller bottle and leave space for around 20 drops of the desired oil. If you have more than 1 oil you can adjust the number of drops accordingly.
Young Living’s Seed to Seal guarantee enables us to confidently choose to ingest many of our essential oils/ This can have many benefits, especially for supporting the digestive system of the body. There are different ways in which to take oils internally:
Food: Experiment by adding a few drops of Vitality oil to your recipes of choice. Remember less is more - try with a drop or two first to check out the seasoning. You can always add more but you can’t take it out once it’s in!
Under the tongue: Do this with mild oils for immediate absorption. Be wary of oils that be hot or burn (e.g. Oregano Vitality). If an oil seems too strong simply add a little coconut oil under the tongue!
Capsule: Add a few drops of any of our Vitality essential oils to a vegetable capsule and fill the rest with your carrier oil of choice. Swallow quickly as the oils sometimes begin to soften the capsule
Water: Add a drop or 2 to a glass of water. My personal favorites are the citrus ones; Lime Vitality, Orange Vitality, Tangerine Vitality, Lemon Vitality and Grapefruit Vitality.
Calming Breathing Techniques
The simplest way to think of this is breathing in the oils and there are a couple of ways to do this which I will come on to later. Inhaling your essential oils directly influence hypothalamus - the control centre of the brain - which sends instructions to the rest of the body regarding mood, behaviour, sleep patterns and the release of certain hormones.
Diffusing: This is a firm favourite in our house. It is an excellent method for purifying the air, creating a healthy atmosphere and boosting mood. Follow the instructions accompanying your diffuser and make you don’t go past the water line. An over-full diffuser can malfunction
Kids & Elderly
2-5 Drops EO
5-10 Drops EO
5-10 Drops EO
10-20 Drops EO
10-15 Drops EO
20-35 Drops EO
All of our diffusers are available as single purchases but some of them are also available as a Premium Starter Kit (PSK) which include:
Diffuser of choice
Purification TM 5ml
R.C. TM 5ml
PanAway TM 5ml
Stress Away™ 5ml
AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
Orange+ 5 ml
10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
Discover your Young Living Lifestyle
2 NingXia Red® 60ml singles
Diffusers available with a Premium Starter Kit:
Lantern Diffuser (Charcoal)
Prices for the Diffuser PSKs range start at 171.52EUR