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All About Thieves…

If you’re reading this, then WELCOME to my blog! In addition to my #WellnessSunday videos that I’m starting up every Sunday evening on YouTube, I also thought it would be fun to start writing more about Young Living and other lifestyle topics on a weekly basis as well! Don’t worry, Monday is still the day for art content. 😉

I wanted to start up the wellness and lifestyle blogs every Thursday moving forward.

What I’ve got for you today is a huge piece of why I decided to join Young Living: a little recipe known as Thieves.

History

It’s been said that the oils used in this blend were from a recipe of herbs that were used together to fight off the bubonic plague in France in the early 1500s. Thieves were stealing items and money from the graves and homes of the deceased-without also contracting the deadly disease as well. Confused and puzzled, the local authorities and magistrate granted the thieves freedom if they shared their secret. These thieves just so happened to be herbalists, perfumers, and spice traders. They knew what to use and how to use it in order to avoid getting affected by the plague. This was where the name “Thieves” was born.

There has been a lot of controversy throughout the ages as to what that specific blend of herbs was. Most historians can agree that it was a blend of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals. In 1994, Young Living added the Thieves blend to their repertoire containing the following essential oils: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary.

Uses

Providing wellness support without the use of harsh chemicals is exactly what you can expect from using this blend of pure essential oils. I have only just begun using my Thieves Cleaner, but my lungs and hands are already so thankful.

For some reason, whenever I think of cleaning, my brain automatically goes to the memories I have as a child growing up. Cleaning has always meant using extremely harsh chemicals and I had always thought that there was no way to effectively clean without them. As a society, we have become so conditioned to think this way and it has been so natural to assume that things don’t really get “clean” without them.

Well, I just have to say that I’ve done some research online and this couldn’t be further from the truth. I almost feel as if we’d be better off living in our own filth than to expose ourselves and families to the harsh chemicals found in most modern-day cleaners. A lot of ingredients are known to be carcinogenic and it’s no wonder that I would feel dizzy and ill after exposing myself to them in my daily cleaning routines. The mere fact that it can be used around pets and children speaks volumes in itself! No need to contact poison control-simply have you child drink plenty of water if directly ingested. How’s that for a safe, modern-day cleaner?

Aside from simply used for cleaning it is also a powerful blend that can be diffused or applied topically to provide immunity support-especially during this time of the year! Remember the bubonic plague story? Dilute it in a roller bottle with a carrier oil and roll onto the bottoms of your feet! The Thieves Vitality oil (with the white label) is also safe for ingestion! I like to put a few drops in my water or tea for increased support and benefits!

Each of us are different, however, and we all need to do what we feel is best for ourselves and our own families. What works best for my family may not be the same for you and yours, but I highly suggest that you all draw your own conclusions after doing some adequate research for yourselves.

My Experience So Far

It’s been over a month now since I’ve gotten started with essential oils and my newfound obsession with Young Living. So far, I haven’t even needed to purchase any Thieves Cleaner just yet. We have been using the sample packet that came in my starter kit and it has just been so awesome seeing how far that small bit of cleaner really goes. Of course I want to eventually replace our laundry and dish soap with the Thieves version, but we are trying to use up what we already have-which is hard because of the toxin content we know there to be in our usual cleaners. We wish we had the luxury of just tossing it all out, but at least these have been the only things that were touched within our Toxin Box over the past month and a half.

If you missed it, I talk a little more about my Toxin Box and why I decided to go with Young Living a little more in this blog post: I’m “Selling” essential oils nowadays. Did you guys know? Rather than being redundant and explaining the initial whys of this decision, please feel free to check that out if you guys are interested.

Find Out more

This post has been all about Thieves so far, but I know there is still a lot I haven’t covered. This Wellness Sunday I will be sharing a short video on my YouTube channel about the sample packet that comes in your Young Living premium starter kit. I’ll be giving you the simple and easy way to make the most out of your packet. Be sure to subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss the upload!

Why join The Business?

If you want to start your wellness journey, doing the business really is the best way because all you have to do is get your starter kit the first month followed by a monthly order of products you would have already been buying at the store anyways. Let me explain:

Because of toxin content, I actually save more money now because I don’t buy all of the products I used to buy such as: candles, scented sprays, perfumes, potpourris, makeup, hair products, face wash, face masks, eye cream, lotion, shower products, shave cream, hand sanitizer, muscle rub, after sun lotions, all purpose cleaners, glass cleaner, soft scrub, dish soap, laundry soap, dryer sheets, shower cleaner, hand soap, toilet cleaner, air fresheners, vitamins, probiotics, energy support, sleep support, seasonal support, digestive support, bug spray, mouthwash, toothpaste, etc.

How many times have you spent a small fortune on household cleaners and personal products at Walmart and wondered how it all added up so fast? By thinking of this as a lifestyle change, it’s easier to say ‘no’ to all of these things found in stores because I am aware of the toxin content and choose to get my stuff in though Young Living on my monthly orders. In my household, we don’t even think of it as being extra money being spent or really notice it at all because we have started ditching the old stuff and switching to the toxin-free Young Living versions. Not to mention that every time my order comes in the mail, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. They also send promotional freebies and give you a chance to earn money back without even signing anyone up yet.

The only thing is, by doing this as a business, I’ve also received the opportunity to make my money back and earn additional income. You really can’t lose out. There are no contracts or commitments and you can cancel anytime if it isn’t right for you. Worried about “selling”? Don’t be. This stuff naturally sell itself and we’ve got tools and training to help you. We grow as a group. Part of that growth (if not all) happens by building from the bottom up. Have a bad month? I might not and can help you grow by stacking up my new member members underneath you. This can be confusing, but it happens and is a small example of how the business works and continues to grow. Trusting the process is how it all starts.

This is the set of spray glasses I’ve chosen for my Thieves cleaner and other DIY projects such as fragrant mists, massage oils, and roll on perfume blends. They were super affordable and came with interchangeable tops! I found them on Amazon. Get yours here!

Get started

If you’re ready to get your starter kit and start your oily journey to a safer, toxin-free lifestyle, feel free to sign up here and get your Thieves on! If you choose to do the business with me, I will also send you a welcome packet including a special essential oil roll on or massage oil blend (you pick) and I will also be adding you to my personal groups to aide you on your journey. Just choose your starter kit and sign up for Essential Rewards (your monthly product subscription plan that gives you additional promotions and freebies) and check the box that says you want to use your starter kit as your first Essential Rewards order. Afterwards, you can log in and choose what you want next month’s Essential Rewards order to consist of. I’ll be in contact right away to help you get started!

My team is great at looking out for each other and we really do raise in success together as a group. You will never do anything alone and we are all here to help each other out. We grow as a group, remember? I’ll always be there for you to assist, help answer questions, and hold your hand along the way. Success isn’t my dream, it’s my goal and I’m going to make it to the top. I’m in it for the long haul and want you to travel that road with me. My only regret is not starting this years ago.

Follow me on Instagram for other daily stories and testimonies. I truly adore Young Living and use their products every single day! My husband would say I have an unhealthy obsession. I’d say it was very healthy. 😉

If you want to learn more about Young Living, the Thieves cleaner, or anything else related, feel free to check out there website and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Thanks for tuning in for today’s informational wellness post! Keep a look out for these types of posts every Thursday and be sure to check out this week’s Wellness Sunday Video on YouTube!

Xoxo,

Q

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Exciting New Blog Series: Lifestyle & Wellness

So, I wanted to wait a bit before officially coming out and revealing this update publicly. For a few different reasons as well.

First off, I’d like to introduce a new series of blogs in addition to my normal artist blogs and updates. I am a super holistic type of person and am really big into wellness and lifestyle. Along with focusing on my brand and art business, I really wanted to start a new series of blogs. One of the reasons I love blogging is because I really enjoy just being myself and giving my followers and readers a way to really get to know me. I love being personable and sharing these pieces of myself with you all. I feel like this adds a special personal touch to my work as well when you can get to know a little more about the artist behind the painting.

If you’re really not interested in reading about this sort of stuff and only want to see art-related content, that is totally fine! I understand! I still love that I have your support on this journey and don’t want you to feel as if I’m neglecting my art in any way.! I will be separating these types of blogs from my art blogs into different sections so that the art ones are in their own highlighted category.

Why do I want to do this? Won’t this subtract from my art goals? Let me explain:

I used to be so unhappy with a lot of different areas of my life. I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin, I wanted to be in better shape, and overall, live the life I wanted to live. Before I made the full-time commitment to my new artist career, I had always envisioned a better version of myself. I could see the way I wanted to present myself into the world by showing love and kindness. I was an artist and I was happy with just being purely me. I could see everything from the types of clothes I wanted to wear, to the positive lifestyle I wanted to live. Since I’ve begun this journey a few months ago, I’ve made a lot of personal changes within my household and the way we live. It is all a part of being a better version of myself. I also feel that this will help filter out only the art-related content so you guys don’t have to sit through on my other day-to-day life updates-unless you want to! ^___^

Some of the new things I will also be blogging about are:

Homestead/self-sustainable living

I love gardening and reducing the amount of money we spend on groceries. By doing this, we are learning to be self-sufficient and are going to be going even bigger this year. We may just rescue some cows and chickens to add the family. Also diving more into canning to make these seasonal goodies last long into the cold winter months.

Minimalism

I’m an avid believer that less is more. I’ve reduced my stress and anxiety tremendously by reducing the amount of stuff and clutter in my home.

Living a toxic-free lifestyle

I’ll dive more into this in a future post, but I’ve recently been made aware of all of the toxins that we have been exposing ourselves to on a daily basis. I’m quite shocked and freaked out honestly. More to come on this so stay tuned!

Waste reduction/zero waste lifestyle

 My husband and I are both vegan for many different reasons and are expanding our efforts to lower our carbon footprint every way we can.

I’ll be putting all of these things into the overall category of

“Lifestyle and Wellness”

While art is, and always will be, my greatest passion and goal, I also wanted to document and share the other parts of me that make me uniquely…me. I am very excited to be sharing these new types of blogs with you and hope you are as excited as I am to see what is to come.