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.