Very few consider their homes to be a real source of stress. After all, the home is seen as a place of safety – a sanctuary and retreat. Our homes continue to be important places of retreat from the greater pressures of our work environment. Now more than ever, our homes need to be healthy centers of calm to support and regenerate us, so the idea that they may cause us stress may be a revelation.
The modern lifestyle of luxury, excess, and technological reliance that we have created and adapted to is beginning to be more widely linked to health issues. Many of today’s health issues are directly related to the toxins in cleaning products and personal care products we use daily. These are not only a source of ill health for us but for our kids, pets and the environment too. Now more than ever it’s important to consider what we can do daily to restore, preserve, and maintain good health and wellness.
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Good health is not just the absence of disease, it’s about having vitality and feeling joyful. This can become a very real possibility when we rethink what we use, what we bring into our homes, and our diet, and make changes to home our environment.
Our ability to cope with everyday events is a reliable indicator of our physical, mental, and emotional health. Each of the 7 stressors below has a major impact on our health health and well-being. Although a single stressor may be handled individually without unbalancing the body too much, the cumulative effect of a few can be extremely harmful to our physical and mental well-being.
7 Stressors in Our Homes:
• Clutter and disorder
• Electromagnetic radiation
• Chemical pollution
• Environmental stress
• Geopathic stress
• Lifestyle stress
• Unhealthy diet
With the exception of “clutter and disorder” Young Living essential oils and Thieves Household Cleaner these can play a beneficial role in helping each of us to have happier, healthier lives.
I know I personally can see how switching changed and enhanced the quality of my life. There is just no way I would ever even think of going back to using the same kinds of products I used many years ago.
When we consider the positive effect essential oils and other Young Living products could have on our well-being we might find the quality of our life changing.
Easy Steps to De-Stress Your Home
1. Diffusing Young Living Essential Oils.
This is perhaps one of the easiest ways to change the vibe happening in a home. If there are kids running around screaming and tense adults on the verge of biting off someone’s head the simple act of smelling therapeutic-grade essential oils from a nebulizer diffuser can make a huge difference.
Young Living Oils I Recommend for Diffusing for a Relaxing Home
• Peace & Calming
• Citrus Fresh
• Gentle Baby (great for kids and mom’s to be)
Tip: it is healthier to buy bees wax candles unscented and get your ‘scent’ from a cold-air nebulizer diffuser as you will get the healthy benefits of both this way. Candle makers NEVER use high quality essential oils because it would make their candles extremely expensive. Thus, always assume – all candles contain either the lowest quality essential oils that have been adulterated, or they are using perfume oils that are entirely from chemicals.
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2. Rubbing Young Living Essential Oils on the Soles of the Feet.
Yup, it’s true… simply rubbing a couple of drops of Young Living oils on the soles of your feet is another excellent way to help de-stress and calm things down. It’s also a good way to help protect yourself from colds and flu, and get a restful nights sleep. Don’t under estimate the power of rubbing a couple drops of therapeutic-grade essential oils on the soles of your feet!
Young Living Oils I Recommend for Calming the Body, Mind and Soul
• Lavender and Orange (combine them, they’re excellent for stress and anxiety as demonstrated in this study)
• RutaVaLa (on the back of the neck and/or soles of the feet)
• Live with Passion
• Peace & Calming
• Tranquil Roll-On
3. Shifting the Negative Energy in Your Home.
As a Traditional Feng Shui practitioner and trained in Space Clearing, I love knowing that we each have the power to clean up any negative energy in our homes that are lingering from a tense debate or rotten luck. Here are two links to previous articles I wrote on how you can change that nasty energy and create an home atmosphere that will help make everyone in your home: My Feng Shui Tips for 2009, and Shifting the Energy in the Home – Space Clearing
Young Living Oils I Recommend for Shifting Negative Energy
• Sacred Mountain
• Peace & Calming
• Citrus Fresh
• Idaho Balsam Fir
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4. Clear the Toxic Products Out of Your Cabinets.
This includes getting rid of common products that are poisonous – PLEASE remember to NOT throw them in the trash, bring them to the hazardous materials outlet in your area because you do NOT want these products to end up in a landfill or duped down your drain!!!
To learn more about which essential oils and Young Living products I use daily around my home and in place of toxic personal care products (PDF) click here.
Young Living Oils I Recommend for Cleaning the Home
• Thieves (both the essential oil and Household Cleaner)
• Citrus Fresh
5. Addressing Diet.
There are many things that can be done to create a much better diet and I’ll just cover a few basics which include avoiding all processed foods and sugar substitutes. Replace those with locally grown fresh produce and grass-fed meats. Bringing the body into an alkaline state can be very helpful in alleviating many undesirable health conditions.
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Young Living Nutritional Products I Use and Highly Recommend
• NingXia Red (2-4 oz. a day for 3 months – superb! Then, 1-2 oz. a day for maintenance thereafter)
• Omega Blue (an excellent essential oil enhanced fish oil)
• Life 5 (an excellent probiotic for beneficial gut bacteria)
• AlkaLime (read more about creating an alkaline system)
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Learn more about using Young Living essential oils in cooking and for adding flavor to your favorite beverages.
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Article by Evelyn Vincent, Young Living Independent Distributor. Healing plant enthusiast helping others empower themselves for happier, healthier lives. Contact Evelyn at: http://TheVeryEssence.com to learn more or to place an order.