Can we talk about how ready I am for Autumn? This is my favorite season. There is something about the crisp air, outdoor activities, and start of the end of the year that invigorates me and kicks me into a new sense of being.
Whether you are wearing your favorite hoodie (like the ones below that my daughter so nicely modeled for us) or reading your favorite books (like the ones I shared in this IG post), there is nothing like diffusing the wonderful scents of Fall or ensuring you keep wellness as your first priority. In this post, I am sharing some Fall Must Haves for you and your family to maintain that creative edge by staying as toxin free as possible and keeping wellness first.
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Under each item, I will share a bit from Young Living Education and Training, as I’ve learned from them through the years. I think this will be more helpful to you as I work to educate you more on how to switch to a toxin-free home with plant-based products. Our family is doing really well and is at 85% toxin-free right now with personal care and home care products thanks to all that I’ve learned over the years.
Breathe Again is a combination of four powerful varieties of Eucalyptus essential oil along with Laurus Nobilis, Peppermint, Copaiba, Blue Cypress, and Myrtle essential oils, which gives it an invigorating and awakening aroma. The convenient and portable roll-on applicator make it easy to apply and keep in your car, purse, pocket, or bag; so you can enjoy its aroma anytime, anywhere.
Young Living’s Thieves Cough Drops are formulated to help soothe sore throats, relieve coughs, and cool nasal passages. These cough drops combine a variety of naturally derived ingredients, including naturally derived menthol, which aids in the cooling of nasal passages, and Young Living’s 100-percent pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils that provide a sweet and spicy flavor. Thieves Cough Drops were the first product in Young Living’s Over the Counter (OTC) line. They were created to help those suffering from a cough or sore throat.
They have a great minty flavor and are made without sugar, dyes, artificial flavors, and preservatives.In addition to helping soothe sore throats and relieve coughs, we love using the mints after lots of talking, singing, or teaching!
Your family can enjoy the spicy aroma and cleansing properties of Thieves anywhere with Thieves Roll-On! Thieves Roll-On is pre-diluted with fractionated coconut oil for easy application. Apply it on your kids’ feet or along their spine before they run out to school or before a play date. End the day by making Thieves Roll-on a part of bedtime routine; simply apply to the bottoms of feet. I (Shell) love to keep this in my purse to bring before facilitating a class, leading a workshop, attending church, and heading into the grocery store.
Soothe sniffles, coughs, and congestion with Thieves® Chest Rub! This 100 percent plant-based formula combines fast-acting ingredients with over-the counter (OTC) strength, making it a must-have for every medicine cabinet.
Many similar products are formulated with petroleum, mineral oils, and other synthetic ingredients. Rest assured that you can take control of your comfort with a formula free from harmful chemicals! Thieves® Chest Rub combines Camphor, Menthol, Eucalyptus oil, and of course, Thieves® essential oil blend. These ingredients create powerful vapors that soothe nasal passages and support healthy breathing. The cooling sensation you’ll experience happens when Eucalyptus, Menthol, and Camphor bind to sensory nerve receptors. Menthol and Camphor will also help relieve chest aches associated with colds since they are topical analgesics.
Another amazing feature that makes this product different is its hands-free application. This makes it easy to apply on the chest and throat!
Benefits & Features:
- Provides maximum-strength cough relief and acts as a cough suppressant
- Temporarily relieves stuffiness, cough, and congestion from minor throat and bronchial irritation
- Supports healthy breathing
- Provides aromatic vapors that soothe nasal passages
- Acts quickly to provide relief
- Helps relieve chest aches associated with colds
- Formulated free of petroleum, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, synthetic perfumes or dyes, artificial colors, preservatives, or GMO ingredients
- Derived naturally from plants
- Features hands-free application
Legend has it that in the 15th-century, French authorities offered leniency to a group of thieves in exchange for their secret aromatic mixture used while robbing graves. Their formulation of powerful botanicals was believed to protect them while they pillaged communities. Centuries later, we know that this secret blend of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals contained powerful, naturally derived constituents that may have protected this band of bandits. Legend or not, Thieves® essential oil and Thieves Vitality™ provide both wellness support and the power to care for your home without synthetics or harsh chemicals. Thieves combines Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Clove essential oils to create one of the most popular Young Living products. Thieves has a warm, spicy scent that makes it perfect for diffusing anywhere and everywhere!
Young Living also has Thieves Vitality™ which was specially formulated so that you and your family can enjoy the benefits of Thieves essential oil internally. Warm and spicy, Thieves Vitality can provide daily comfort in a cup of tea, but this synergistic blend of oils also combines to boost overall wellness and support a healthy immune system. Full of antioxidant properties, this blend can also be cleansing to the digestive system.*
- Support your immune system by taking a capsule of Thieves Vitality daily especially during times of need.
- Make a soothing winter tea by adding a few drops of Thieves and a tablespoon of honey into a warm tea.
- Carry with you while traveling and put a drop under your tongue for added wellness support.
- Boost your herbal teas and juices with antioxidant properties and a spicy-sweet flavor by adding a drop of Thieves Vitality.*
- Add a drop of Thieves Vitality to your daily shot of NingXia Red® for a quick, spicy boost to this YL favorite’s immune-boosting properties.
- Add a drop to oatmeal, granola, or other cereal to elevate your breakfast and help cleanse the digestive system.
As a bonus, try this DIY Thieves Vitality tea to support your immune system!
KidScents SniffleEase is the perfect oil to apply on your child’s chest, back, or to diffuse during winter months. Formulated with oils like Eucalyptus Blue, Eucalyptus Radiata, Peppermint, Myrtle, and Black Spruce, KidScents SniffleEase is a rejuvenating and refreshing blend. You can also add it into a homemade chest rub recipe!
Immupower is one of the warm oils that makes you feel like you are wrapped in a blanket when you diffuse it. This blend of hyssop, mountain savory, cistus, ravintsara, frankincense, oregano, clove, cumin, and idaho tansy is a refreshing blend that is great to diffuse when you need a bit more energy in your room. Diffuse it while working on a project OR add it to a rollerbottle with your favorite carrier oil and roll it on your feet before bed.
R.C. has a cool and refreshing aroma that can help create the feeling of normal, clear breathing and a refreshing respiratory experience when applied topically. It is a synergistic blend of Myrtle, Lavender, Cypress, Black Spruce, Peppermint, Marjoram, Pine, Citronella, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Eucalyptus Globulus, and Eucalyptus Radiata.
- Promote the sensation of deeper breathing when used as part of an exercise regimen
- Provides a refreshing respiratory experience when applied to the chest
- Supports the feeling of normal, clear breathing
- Can be diffused during the cold-weather season
- Provides a relaxing aroma in a stuffy environment
With its bright, citrusy aroma, Orange essential oil is a great choice for diffusing in the morning and throughout the day. With just a few drops, you can fill any space with a sense of peace, harmony, and creativity.
- Purifies the air of unwanted odors
- Can be diffused during emotionally stagnant periods of time
- Creates a refreshing and uplifting environment when diffused
Enjoy your favorite meals and find additional comfort after one bite too many. DiGize® Vitality is formulated with oils to help support and cleanse your digestive system and supplement your daily wellness routine.* This proprietary combination of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Anise, Patchouli, and Lemongrass is popular for its powerful and effective properties.
The Topical/Aromatic labeled DiGize is the perfect aromatic accompaniment to a large meal, the blend helps create a post-dinner calm when diffused. You can also apply it topically to add a degree of restorative comfort. Below are some of our favorite ways to use this oil in your everyday life.
- Support your digestive system! Use DiGize Vitality daily as a dietary supplement by adding 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule.
- Make a soothing tea with powerful antioxidant properties by adding honey and DiGize Vitality to a steamy mug of water.*
- Add 2 drops of DiGize Vitality and 1 drop of Peppermint Vitality to water for a stimulating beverage that also benefits your digestive system!
- Take DiGize Vitality and Essentialzymes-4 before your meals to support wellness.*
- Add a drop of DiGize Vitality under your tongue before or after a large heavy meal.
- Add a drop of DiGize Vitality to your morning NingXia Red routine, to help support a healthy digestive system.
- After a heavy meal, you can use DiGize for its comforting aroma by adding a drop straight into your belly button and rubbing the excess oil around your tummy.
The smell of DiGize is very distinct, so for those of you who may not enjoy the scent, applying it on the bottoms of your feet is another great and effective option. It is uncommon to diffuse DiGize, but Digize does provide a calming scent. If you enjoy the scent, try combining a few drops of Digize with Peppermint in your diffuser. Play with different diffuser recipes to find one that you enjoy!
Ningxia Red is a must-have supplement, all year round! Why is this nutrient-rich drink so popular? NingXia Red® energizes, fortifies, and replenishes the body and mind thanks to a variety of powerful ingredients. Infused with Lemon, Orange, Yuzu, and Tangerine essential oils, NingXia Red® is a delicious daily supplement that includes juices and extracts from superfruits such as aronia, plum, blueberry, pomegranate, and—best of all—exotic Ningxia wolfberries.
This powerful little berry gets its name from the Ningxia region of China, where Young Living Founder, Gary Young, first learned of its unparalleled nutritional profile. There it’s known by locals as the wolfberry. In the West, however, many know it as the goji berry. To maintain as many benefits as possible, Young Living uses the whole-fruit wolfberry puree.
NingXia Red benefits include support for energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health. Make Ningxia Red a part of your family’s wellness regimen! A daily shot of 2-4 ounces is all you need to enjoy the benefits.
Take your NingXia Red to the next level and boost its benefits with Vitality oils! Try boosting your Ningxia game with the benefits of these powerful Vitality essential oils.
Flavor Blast (Add one drop each of these essential oils to your shot):
- Cinnamon Bark Vitality helps to support a healthy immune system and has antioxidant properties.
- Lime Vitality essential oil is prized for its ability to bring a unique citrus flavor and delicious zing.
- Peppermint Vitality supports gastrointestinal system comfort, enhances healthy gut function, and helps to maintain efficiency of the digestive tract.
Cleansing Boost (Add one drop each of these essential oils to your shot):
- Lemon Vitality has powerful antioxidant properties, helps to support the immune system, provides circulatory support, and contains cleansing properties.
- Grapefruit Vitality supports weight management, contains antioxidant properties, supports the lymphatic and circulatory systems, and also offers cleansing properties!
Dreamsicle (Add one drop each of these essential oils to your shot):
- Frankincense Vitality may support overall well-being and supports healthy immune function!
- Orange Vitality cleanses the digestive system and has antioxidant properties!
- Lime Vitality adds a sweet zesty flavor!
Life 9 is Young Living’s proprietary, high-potency probiotic. It contains 17 billion live cultures from nine beneficial bacteria strains for full-spectrum gut support. It promotes healthy digestion, supports gut health, and helps maintain normal intestinal function for overall support of a healthy immune system.* Life 9 has a specially designed delayed-release capsule, which makes the bacteria available only when the capsule hits the intestines. For optimal benefits, take one capsule every night following a meal.
As sweater season approaches, so does the need to support your healthy immune system! Inner Defense may help reinforce systemic defenses, create an environment that is unfriendly to yeast and fungus, and promote healthy respiratory function.* It’s the perfect supplement for any time of year you wish to support your healthy immune system, but it is especially important during the upcoming season!
Inner Defense contains potent essential oils such as Oregano, Thyme, and Thieves® (one of YL’s top essential oil blends). These oils are rich in constituents such as thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol for immune support. Lemongrass, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata, Rosemary, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils are also included in this amazing supplement. Due to the strength of Inner Defense, it is best to take it with food or with a fatty liquid like almond milk. Essential oils are fat soluble, and taking it with something fatty will help the oils sit better in your stomach.
This supplement can be taken daily but is more commonly used as needed. The label suggests taking 1 soft gel daily or 1 soft gel 3-5 times daily when stressed.
Life 9™ is a great complementary product to Inner Defense because more than 70 percent of your immune system is in your gut. We recommend that you take Life 9 eight or more hours after taking Inner Defense because it may kill the good bacteria in Life 9. For best results, take Inner Defense in the morning or at lunchtime and take Life 9 before bed.
Vitamin C is crucial for your health and can help support your immune system! Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins required by our bodies. Our bodies do not make vitamin C and it’s water soluble, this means we benefit by consuming this powerful antioxidant every day. Young Living offers Super C™ chewable tablets and Super C tablets.
Super C chewables contain 140 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C per serving and combine pure Orange essential oil with a proprietary blend of camu camu, acerola cherry, and rose hips fruit powder to create a powerful immune-supporting supplement. Together, these premium ingredients deliver desirable polyphenols, carotenoids, and optimal amounts of vitamin C in a convenient chewable tablet.
Chew Super C for an excellent source of vitamin C. The vitamin C in this product is from the Acerola cherry (Malpighia glabra) fruit extract, Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) whole fruit, Rose hip (Rosa canina) fruit powder and calcium ascorbate.
Camu camu is harvested by hand from canoes in the Amazon region of South America. It contains phenolics, antioxidants, and amino acids.
Rose hip contains vitamin C and is rich in carotenoids and phenolics. Europeans have used it in herbal teas for many years because of its rich vitamin C content.
Super C contains whole-fruit powders and no added fructose, which makes it a great option to support children and adults.
Super C tablets not only contains 1440% of the recommended dietary intake of vitamin C per serving, but it is also fortified with rutin, citrus bioflavonoids, and minerals to balance electrolytes and enhance the effectiveness and absorption of vitamin C.* The essential oils that are added may also increase bioflavonoid activity. The ingredients in Super C play a role in normal immune and circulatory functions, help to strengthen connective tissues, and promote overall health, vitality, and longevity.*
ImmuPro has been specially formulated to provide exceptional immune system support when combined with a healthy lifestyle and adequate sleep to support the body’s needs.*
This power-packed formula combines naturally derived immune-supporting Ningxia wolfberry polysaccharides with a unique blend of reishi, maitake, and Agaricus blazei mushroom powders to deliver powerful antioxidant activity to help reduce the damaging effects of oxidative stress from free radicals.*
ImmuPro provides zinc and selenium for proper immune function* along with other chelated minerals, which emerging science suggests are more easily absorbed by the body. It also delivers melatonin, which encourages restful sleep by promoting the body’s natural sleep rhythm.*
This delicious chewable supplement has a great wolfberry flavor and is infused with Orange essential oil! Take 1-2 chewable tablets daily as needed at bedtime. Do not exceed 2 tablets per day.
Keep hands clean with Thieves Waterless Hand Sanitizer. This powerful solution kills 99.99 percent of germs while providing moisture! Thieves Hand Sanitizer is infused with aloe vera, Thieves essential oil, and Peppermint essential oil. The compact size is convenient for backpacks, pockets, or gym bags. Have your kids use a few drops on their hands before lunch and after recess to keep them clean without the harsh chemicals found in most hand sanitizers! Teachers, you will love it too! Improved classroom hygiene may reduce the incidence of infection and thus student absenteeism. (See here.) Try the larger 7.6 oz. bottle in your classroom to fight fast-spreading germs and bacteria!
Use Satin Facial Scrub to two times a week.
- Exfoliating scrub that is great for all skin types
- Made with apricot seed powder, which helps to gently exfoliate the face to lift and remove dry, dead skin cells.
- Specially formulated to bring you a natural way to cleanse your skin and reveal glowing, radiant skin
- Includes carefully selected ingredients—including mango butter and raspberry extract
- Infused with Peppermint essential oil for a minty scent and tingly fresh feel
LavaMint™ Softening Foot Scrub adds hydrating, exfoliating luxury to your DIY spa night. After unwinding in a hot bath treat your feet by exfoliating rough, callused skin. The scrub contains four natural exfoliants—black volcanic sand from Iceland, volcanic rock pumice from Italy, diatomaceous earth from the seas of Denmark, and coconut shell powder from France—that reveal soft, silky, healthy-looking skin. The foot scrub opens your pores, so applying essential oils after using LavaMint Softening Foot Scrub applying will give you maximum absorption.
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*The FDA has not evaluated these statements. As always, check with your doctor if you have health concerns to ensure there won’t be any contraindications with current health conditions or medicines. All natural products can also interact with ongoing meds so it is wise to seek advice from your physician.