Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Did you own a pair of these back in the day?

If you recognize these shoes from the 90s, it's time for ART Renewal Serum...just sayin' 
Check out some of the ingredients of the Renewal Serum:
One of the ingredients of the Renewal Serum is sodium hyaluronate. Sodium hyaluronate has water-binding and water-attracting attributes, but has a smaller molecular size and is able to be absorbed by our skin. In fact, it can hold more water than any other natural substance—up to 1,000 times its weight in water! It fills up the spaces between the connective fibers collagen and elastin in the dermis and functions to hydrate and separate the skin, i.e., it plumps our skin up! This action is beneficial because as we age, we lose our natural hyaluronic acid, which can result in the appearance of fine lines, dryness, roughness, etc.
Orchid extract: The essence of this flower has the advantage that it can be applied on all types of skin and increases cell regeneration. In addition to its antioxidant qualities, it helps regulate skin pigmentation, fighting the natural aging process caused by free radicals and retrieving natural coloring.
Orchid extract is also touted as an effective moisturizer and is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Not to mention Frankincense and Myrrh resin, a bunch of other root and flower extracts, AND essential oils!
What ingredients does it NOT have? Toxic preservatives, phthalates, dyes, synthetic ingredients, etc.
Pro-tip: Always apply a moisturizer on top of your serum to help "seal" the nutrients of the serum on your skin. I alternate between ART Intensive Moisturizer and Sheerlume.
If you'd like to learn more about Young Living's awesome non-toxic skin care line, feel free to contact me via my website at www.carolyehgarner.com.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cats and Oils

You may have seen a story that has gone viral that shares about a sick cat and essential oils. We are so sorry to hear this cat is not doing well and also sorry for the poor woman who thought buying essential oils on Amazon was a good idea.
Essential oils are all the rage these days. Everyone is talking about them because they work! The problem is other companies have decided to market fragrance oils as essential oils. Some of the other brands may have as little as 5% actual plant based oils in the bottle while the other 95% is filler of some sort, usually synthetic solvents.
It is true that cats do lack a certain enzyme needed to metabolize some drugs and other chemicals. That is why some drugs and products labeled for use on dogs will have a warning that says “not for use on cats or kittens”.
So, this poor woman and her husband googled Eucalyptus and cats and read where some essential oils can be toxic to cats. In the cases of sickened cats and kittens where oils were involved, the oils used were not pure enough to be used on animals (or people for that matter) or weren't used properly (dilution ratios, ventilation if diffusing, etc).
Essential oils can be used safely on cats when certain guidelines are followed. As far as diffusing essential oils around cats, or most pets in general, as long as they can leave the room, then diffuse away. Most oils (citrus oils are not recommended for cats) can be used very safely around them, even topically, just in small doses.
Here's the deal:
💧Young Living is PURE essential oil. They won’t settle for anything less. Favorite plant oils like Blue Tansy be out of stock for years because Young Living couldn’t find a resource that met their standard of excellence. 
💧Young Living has an entire line of oils labeled specifically for pet use, including cats. 
💧Young Living has an entire scientific advisory board just for animals. That board consists of several Veterinarians. 
💧Young Living hosts an entire conference every year just for oils and animals. 
💧 Many Veterinarians use Young Living oils and recommend them in their practices.
Can you say that about those oils you bought on Amazon or at TJ Maxx? Don’t get me wrong, we love ourselves some TJ Maxx! We also love our Amazon Prime account but we do NOT buy oils from Amazon. Young Living actually has a policy that states that distributors canNOT sell on third party sites like Amazon, Ebay, etc. So, if you're getting Young Living oils off of Amazon, you're getting them from someone who isn't following the company's Policies and Procedures, which is red flag #1. 
Please educate yourself on what essential oils are and what makes them so pure before you grab some cheap oils. NEVER take any of our advice, recipes, or recommendations on the use of Young Living oils and apply that to some other brand. It just isn’t the same.
To learn more about the painstaking process Young Living goes through to provide pure essential oils we can trust, visit seedtoseal.com. Seed to Seal isn’t just a marketing slogan. It is Young Living’s commitment to purity.
We hope the cat in the original post pulls through okay. She did say he was 16 years old. His symptoms may not even be related to the essential oils she bought on Amazon. It may be just old age or the candles she mentioned in the post. Either way, we never want to see an animal suffer and we can’t imagine what she’s going through.
Please use this experience to educate yourself. Know more so you can do better.
Young Living is PURE essential oil. They don’t sell fragrance oil labeled as essential oil. They don’t adulterate their oils. These two things can harm or kill a cat if you don’t know any better.
Our founder, Gary Young, is one of the biggest animal lovers we know. He’s used pure Young Living oils on his horses and dogs and many other species for a couple decades now. Most animals can benefit including rabbits, birds, snakes, chickens, goats, cows, hamsters and even fish!
😻 Many of our members are 100% confident in using Young Living on and around their cats because they are what they say they are. They use our oils without fear because they’ve educated themselves on synthetic vs real oils. Pure, unadulterated, genuine, authentic plant made essential oils. No chemical, fillers or solvents ever used or needed. Essential oils absolutely can be used safely with cats. Education is key though.
And while the thought that adding a warning label on the products sounds good in theory, let's remember that we have never once seen a warning on chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions, or garlic because they're toxic to dogs, but they are. And most toxic cleaning chemicals don't have warnings on them to not allow your pets to get the cleaning products on their paws and lick them, even though those products ARE toxic to animals.
Get educated and help your fur babies out. They’ll thank you for it. 😸🐶🐰🐮🐴🐥🦅🦆🐍🐟🐐🐓🐀🐺🐒🐯🐨🐼🐻🦊🦁🐱🐔🐦🦍🐘🐏🐑🐖
(Yes, you can use oils on all of these animals!)

To learn more or to purchase oils for yourself or your animal, please visit my website at www.carolyehgarner.com/orderoils.

If you'd like to learn more about the benefits of having your own Young Living business, be sure to go to www.hello-essentials.com/checkitout and let me know what questions you have.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Goodby 2017, Hello 2018!

Ready to ring in a New Year full of abundance? First, we've got to get rid of the things that held us back in 2017.
Join me on my Facebook page at Carol Yeh-Garner: A Well Lived Life on Friday, December 29th at 10 am PT for a FB live where I'll be doing a guided imagery exercise to help you get rid of the blockages holding you back and helping you start your 2018 with abundance.
I'll also be giving away 10 copies of Secrets of a Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Ekerand 10 copies of Finish by Jon Acuff on January 7th, 2018.
Get the details of the giveaway on my Facebook page.
If you use oils, I recommend that you have Build Your Dream, Abundance with Humility, or Into the Future diffusing when we do the guided imagery.
Hope to see you Friday morning!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Are Essential Oils Safe to Ingest?

Here's what my friend, Dr Lindsey Elmore, PharmD, says about the topic:

Whenever people reach out to me online and tell me that ingesting essential oils is dangerous and should never be done, I be like 🙄.

I like to ask them if they have ever had a peppermint candy? Chewed a stick of cinnamon gum? Had one of those white Life Savers? Because if you have, you have ingested essential oils.

Do yourself a favor: Google “FDA GRAS” and find a list of more than two dozen essential oils that the Food and Drug Administration Generally Recognized as Safe for Human Consumption, and send the haters away.

Or just go here and read up on what the FDA says about the topic.

If you're going to ingest oils, be sure to use Young Living's Vitality line. They're the only line of oils that actually follows the FDA's requirement to label ONE usage (either dietary/ingestible OR aromatic/topical).

To learn more, visit Carol's website here.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

PSA: The Importance of Educating Yourself on Essentials Oils

Friends don't let friends buy crappy oils!
Did you know that the essential oil industry is expected to double in the next few years. That it is expected to reach a $50 billion industry by 2020. What does this mean? It means that if you aren't currently using oils, it is likely that you will be in the next 5 years.
Consumers are demanding healthier products (and rightly so!) and they are FINALLY seeing all of the benefits of essential oils! That’s why they keep purchasing them. So why *wouldn't* companies give them what they want?? I get it! I truly do! But what companies like the one below DON'T understand is that putting a $9.99 bottle of essential oil in someone's hand is NOT fulfilling the need they are asking to be met. It's doing more harm than good.
How do you get a $9.99 bottle of essential oil?
🚫Buy plants from farmers on the CHEAP. Which begs the question: how do you get cheap plants? Just ask your local farmer: Spray them with chemicals to keep bugs off and weeds away so you don't have to pay people to tend the fields (exactly why I love our local organic farmers!! It is a labor of love!!)
🚫Use flash heat distillation (the process where you get the oils out of the plants) to speed up the time it takes to get the oils out of the plants vs slow, low heat steam distillation. Time = money. The faster you can distill the oil from the plant, the quicker you can get onto the next batch. But heating the plant material to distill the oil out faster means the therapeutic qualities of the oil will be heated out of the oil. So, basically, you're getting something that might smell really nice but basically do nothing for your health and wellness.
🚫 Put additives into the oil to fill the bottle up. One bottle of Young Living Rose Oil requires something like 22 POUNDS of petals!!! That's a TON of rose petals! And that's why Rose Oil is one of our most expensive oils. Unfortunately other companies take Rose Oil and then add a bunch of additives and synthetics to the bottle so they can sell it for a really cheap price. And since none of the labeling for essential oils are regulated, those companies can still put "100% pure" or "100% natural" on the label as long as there is something in the bottle that is 100% pure or natural.
👩‍🔬Many of the other oil companies don't realize that essential oil distillation is a science, and without the science, you can actually harm the heck out of people's bodies....or they just plain don't care and are only out to make a buck.
🗣 This is your Public Service Announcement for the day. Don't waste your money or risk your health. Young Living is the ONLY essential oil company that owns its own farms and partners with trusted growers. Their business is not based off of brokering with oil dealers (yes, say that again. It’s as ridiculous as it sounds) They are the only ones that control the process from the SEED TO SEAL on the bottle. They are the only company with over 24 years of experience with essential oils. They don't really have competitors because literally no one else comes *close* to this sort of knowledge when producing oils.
And just for full disclosure, I started using oils I bought from the health food store because I thought that there wasn't any difference. But once I started using Young Living oils, I saw dramatic effects in my health and well-being.
So, when you are ready for oils, save yourself the time, frustration, and energy. Young Living is the best stuff on the planet. Truly, friends don't let friends do ridiculous things like pay $9.99 for a bottle of essential oil (regardless of the scent!).
Pretty much every store is now selling essential oils. But don't be fooled--get only the best for yourself and your family. Remember that any oil that you use topically or in a diffuser is going to go into your body and into your bloodstream. Do you want to buy a cheap oil to save a few bucks and put who-knows-what onto your skin and into your bloodstream? Or do you want to know with 100% confidence that there are NO toxins, additives, synthetics, pesticide by-products, etc in your oils?
I choose the latter and hope you do too because there IS a difference!
If you're ready to give the real thing a try, click here.