My Fake Sensitive Skin No ratings yet.

Sensitive Skin?

For years I was told I had sensitive skin.

Sensitive to what?

They couldn’t tell me.

I was just “born with it,” docs guessed.

Also on the guessing board was that I must just be “prone” to things like acne, yeast infections, rashes, and dry, itchy skin.

I was also told I had oily skin and an oily scalp.

You can see where I’d be a little confused.

The Push

The more I pressed with the question, “...but why?” I only found hard pushback.

Then, at the start of my oily journey, I’d ask if my docs thought I might find some relief looking for the root problem.

No, there’s no way to tell. Until we can learn more about ___(enter issue here)___, here’s a script for ___(insert medicine, antibiotic, cream, etc)___here.”

However, no matter how many of those prescriptions I filled over the next two decades, I’d never even get close to getting better.

In fact, I was getting worse each year.

Empowered

As I steeped myself further into the Young Living community, I read more and more testimonials about people overcoming their sensitive skin when ditching all their products and switching to Young Living’s toxin-free options.

This interested me for a few reasons:

1.) I’d already ditched all dyes, fragrances, and went organic but still had major issues.

2.) I had this new Essential Rewards thing that could help.

3.) I really had no other choice or help.

A Fresh Start

The decision was made to ditch all of my products by taking advantage of the Essential Rewards program.

So, I made a list of what all I needed.

I actually had the entire house plus husband and kid products on this list, but for the sake of the topic of sensitive skin, that part looked a little something like this:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Face Wash
  • Facial scrub
  • Toothpaste/Mouthwash/Floss
  • Moisturizer
  • Toner
  • Makeup (this one particularly freaked me out)
  • Body Wash
  • Shaving lotion/foam
  • Deodorant (also scary to switch)
  • Heat protectant for my 3,000 pounds of hair
  • Lotion (I prefer body cream)
  • Laundry Detergent (assuming since all my clothes are touching my skin, this made sense to me)

Blessing in Young Living

I knew Young Living was supposed to be safe, but I looked up the ingredients anyway.

I couldn’t find anything that would harm me.

In fact, they were the only company I could find who didn’t spray their plants, hand-weeded, and didn’t add anything synthetic to their products, so all systems were a go for Essential Rewards!

Steve (the hubby) and I decided on our budget, figured out which of the products we could stretch (mostly all, as they’re super concentrated), and started in on building a new home like we’d done years ago, but this time we’d do it right.

Results

When you don’t have the budget to buy every single thing in one fell swoop, your rise to normal is a slow progression.

Because of that, I just got used to feeling better without any of my prior symptoms returning.

It didn’t seem like anything miraculous when you’re not exactly in a stage of life where you can focus on yourself, either. Two little boys, a full-time job, friends, family…you get it.

Until one day, years later, I realized just how much better we had become.

Air BNB

Last year, for our ten year wedding anniversary, we took a trip to Boston and stayed at Cape Cod.

We had the cutest little beach house, and it was perfect, except for one thing: the second we walked in the house, we threw the windows open, put all their products under the sink, and after knocking down the intense fake fragrance smell, ran the diffuser like crazy.

We used the towels provided in our Air BNB, and I immediately smelled toxic laundry detergent/fabric softener.

I was nervous, but without any other option, I did what I had to do.

After two days, my skin was itchy, I felt all the symptoms of a yeast infection coming on, and my nose was stuffy.

I was using all of our own non-toxic products.

The only difference was the fragrance in the air and synthetic junk in our towels and sheets.

I had the hardest time sleeping on those sheets and woke well before sunrise just to get out of the bed and away from that intense headache-making smell.

Grateful for Fake Sensitivity

I realized how good I had it with Young Living’s toxin-free lifestyle that weekend.

I can’t believe what a huge shift it was in just a day or two.

Weirdly, I’m glad I had to go back to my old life for just a couple of days.

It hit home even more why my purpose for writing, teaching, and sharing the Young Living lifestyle matters so much.

It further lit my fire to bring this to you every day.

Fight for Your Family

When you’re ready to fight for your family, too, click here.

This will get you started.

I suggest the Desert Mist Premium Starter Kit with Essential Rewards.

The Desert Mist runs up to 10 hours, the Premium Starter Kit will let you ditch all your synthetic fragrances, and Essential Rewards will ensure you get $10 back for this great decision and money back each month as well.

Here are some ideas for what to order in your first months on Essential Rewards.

With your kit, I’ll send you an Essential Oils Reference Guide , and with your permission I’ll add you to our online community of learners where you’ll have access to tons of free resources, education, and like-minded friends learning just like you!

Like always, please email me at andrea@graceblossoms.com for help!

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Healthiest Oral Care No ratings yet.

Healthiest Oral Care

To find the healthiest oral care, we have to look at the ways they’re packaged. 

The dentist said shifts in hormones can damage teeth, and boy did it ever do a number to mine!

Things Get Worse

Since then my oral health continually declined.

I was pregnant three more times, nursed two babies, lost sleep, and pushed through survival mode as a full-time working momma.

I have had cavities filled, my gums became tender, and I had heat/cold/sweet sensitivity like crazy.

Cold sensitivity from the girl who used to be the only person in the room who could bite right into a popsicle.

It was so frustrating.

I spent five years going to the dentist and getting cavities filled.

The dentist would send new toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash combos my way, only to be left with even more pain-filled experiences.

I got to the point where I gave up completely on trying to eat anything sweet, cold, or overly hot if I could avoid it.

It just wasn’t worth the pain.

A Light

Thankfully, about a year ago, I decided to look into essential oils through Young Living.

My main goal was to switch our life from toxic ingredients in our home to natural and real ingredients for everything.

(If you haven’t gotten your toxin-free toolbox yet and 24% discount on all nonGMO products, click here: Young Living Starter Kit )

Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot and changed even more. One of those big changes, and it is one I’ve been so super thankful for, is my oral care.

As a desperate last plea for pain relief (and the enjoyment of the food I ate!) I looked into Young Living’s oral care.

After many years of trying and failing, I fully expected this to be another fail, but I’d never know unless I tried.

Since I’d gotten so many great results from the oils, I did have a little spark of hope.

Results

The first change I noticed (as did others) was the brightness of my teeth.

I’ve been asked if I bleach or whiten them a lot with this toothpaste.

No bleach necessary when you’re non-toxic!

In fact, one of the worst parts about those whitening products is that they never worked for my sensitivity!

The next difference I noticed was that the sensitivity seemed to be far less than it was before.

I didn’t want to be this automatic big believer of something if it wasn’t really working for the better, so I gave it some time.

I especially didn’t want to write something for you that I hadn’t given a lot of time trying out first.

Here I am, six months from starting, and my mouth is far healthier than it was six months ago.

Good Report

Finally, I noticed a huge change to my gums!

No matter how much I brushed or how I flossed with my old set up, my gums still seemed inflamed and painful.

What was worse- I never got a good report from the dentist.

Now, they are pink, healthy, and no longer painful. No more pain! That is something to celebrate!

Safe Toothpaste

The Aromabright toothpaste is so wonderful; we use it, and so do our kids.

It has a cinnamon-like taste to it that I thought the boys (six and three) wouldn’t like, but they love it!

It leaves my mouth feeling so fresh and my teeth looking so much better, I can’t imagine ever using a different toothpaste.

Safe Floss

The Thieves floss is a big contributor to my gum health improving. It lasts so long and smells so Thieves-y good, it is one of my favorites!

Safe Mouthwash

The Thieves mouthwash leaves my mouth feeling so unbelievably fresh, I could never go back!

Because it is made with Thieves, it was a little warm for me to start. I reminded myself of rinsing with those alcohol-based rinses and decided to toughen up.

I’m so glad I did because I quickly got used to the warmth, and it’s now something I enjoy each day.

Finishing my routine with Theives mouthwash has made a big difference. It’s like I can feel it getting cleaner as I swish–weird, but true!

Final Thoughts

Overall, I’m beyond thrilled with my switch to this trio, and our family has never looked back.

Both boys, my husband, and I get great feedback from the dentist about my teeth.

For me, that is a big win, especially for our kids.

We want the dentist to be a positive experience where they learn good oral care, since it directly links to their overall health.

We also don’t want to fill their bodies with toxins twice a day, every day, so to know they are using safe ingredients is the biggest relief.

I was shocked to find how many toothpastes use harmful ingredients, and I find peace in having this routine implemented throughout our family.

Want to know how to go non-toxic with essential oils? Click here!

The healthiest oral care for the overall wellness of your entire body matters, and this option will change your health forever!

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