Three Easy Ways To Improve Your Health

Three Easy Ways To Improve Your Health
Health is all the rage these days. Am I right?

Everyone is giving their two cents worth with all of these before and after photos (typically not the same person, or the same outfit, let alone the same location.... so?). 

This isn't about the way that you look in a bathing suit. This is about how you feel in your body in your sweatpants OR your bathing suit. Healthy, whole, happy, glowing, strong and fit. The way you look is a byproduct of treating your body with wellness and healthy goodness. The point of life is to enjoy it - so what I'm not going to tell you to do is diet. Diets are notoriously unsuccessful because you go back to the lifestyle you were living before the diet once you've either reached your target (and celebrated) or after you decided it became too difficult. 

What if, instead, we thought about adding something simple to our lifestyle and just making a tweak or two to start?

#1 - Energy is something we all complain about at some point in our lives. We might be stressed, overworked, have a hard week with the kids (well not us, but you might have kids), or maybe we're just prone to getting sick. Building up a healthy immune system isn't just about eating right and exercise. Supplementation is very important. Even as vegetarians Colin and I don't ever get enough of the greens we need every single day. With this first supplement added to your daily regime, you will begin to feel increased and long lasting energy. No crashes in the middle of the day - just better balanced energy all day long. 

Multigreens from Young Living is Health Canada Approved as a Natural Health Product hat will help to support your whole body. Some of the amazing benefits are helping to support healthy liver function, a great source of antioxidants, protects your cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals, a great source of amino acids and a fantastic supplement to use if you enjoy working out. 

One or two capsules a day is a very simple addition to your regime! So what's up next?

#2 - Do something creative. Your energy is stuck, you're bored, you're forgetting to be creative. Sing one of your favourite songs, write a poem, paint a picture, design a graphic, do a yoga practice, make a mala bracelet, play a song on the guitar, whatever it is. Release some energy and pour it into the world. Your tension will subside and your happiness will increase. Plus, now that you're taking Multigreens every single day, you have plenty more energy to be creative. Am I right?

#3 - Replace one cleaning product in your home with Thieves Household Cleaner. Each week, find a new way to use this cleaner, made from plants, minerals and essential oils from Young Living, to replace another cleaner in your home. This bottle will stretch a very long way, especially once you experience its versatility. Grab yourself a few spray bottles, add one capful and fill with distilled water for glass and window cleaner. Add 3-4 capfuls to another for every day surface cleaning including cabinets, cupboards, sinks, walls and baseboards. Lastly, add 4-5 capfuls for tubs and toilets - which darn near covers every single surface in your home. One single capful in your mop water with three drops pine and three drops lemon - hot damn! You will never, ever go back.

Now why would  talk about cleaner? Why and how will this switch be better for your health?

My friends, I have made it part of my mission to educate about "fragrance" as an umbrella term that allows manufacturers to sneak toxic chemicals into our every day products. Cleaning your floors and surfaces with one quick switch of  product is simple. You do not need to use dirty products to clean your home. When your body systems are bombarded by toxic chemicals all day long, you become tired, your immune system is busy fighting off this yuck - but this is any easy, simple fix.

There is a better way, and accounts are free. Start today and we'll help you every step of the way.

With Purpose

Tonia & Colin

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Free Peace And Calming & How To Not Waste Your Hard Earned Money

Free Peace And Calming & How To Not Waste Your Hard Earned Money
Who couldn't use a little peace and calming? Am I right? This amazing essential oil blend from Young Living Canada comes free with the purchase of a Premium Starter Kit this month - and we know you're going to love it! 

Have you been researching essential oils and wondering what the craze is all about? When we first started using essential oils, even before we knew about Young Living Canada, there wasn't much of a buzz about the industry so it wasn't quite as convoluted as it is now.  Here's what I've learned since then. 

I don't want anyone to ever waste their money buying essential oils from anywhere else. They're not all created equal and most other companies compete in the essential oil market and end up stretching their oils with carrier oils or worse, chemicals or alcohols and passing them as 100% pure essential oils. That happens, truly. When you buy an essential oil for $5 and you don't know why it's not working the way I say Young Living's essential oils work - it's because you've wasted your money. Let me help to stop you from making that mistake. Take a chance. Take my hand. Buy the Premium Starter Kit, get a few free essential oils and let me help to walk you through using it. 

Here's a bit about how we stumbled through our essential oil journey and how we were wasting our money in the beginning. Essential oils come from plants, trees, flowers, and herbs. For years Colin and I were purchasing essential oils from our local health food store and the brand was growing all of their plants all in the same plot of land in the same climate, same soil, same terroir. Working in the wine industry for the last few years had really taught me the importance of growing different species in the exact terroir where those grape vines grew the best. 


Consider this. If a plant grows where it grows best, the nutrient value and quality of what that plant produces will be of much greater value than if we compromised where the plant was grown and settled for a less viable resulting harvest. 

Why would anyone want to grow a plant where it doesn't grow to it's best potential? Why wouldn't we plant something else there instead? Consider the wine industry. If you could grow California cabs in the same way as California, why wouldn't we? Some places try, but California does it so well because they have a fantastic climate for grape varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Essential oils are in this exact same category when it comes to the value of where each plant is grown. Different species of plants require different temperatures, different soil consistencies, more or less water than others. Cacti can not grow in Alaska. 

What I want when I buy essential oils is for the best quality to be inside of the bottle I am spending my money on. It is so important to me that other people do not waste their money either. Why buy essential oils that are only partial to what they could be, or worse yet - adulterated? Since the industry is not regulated by any governing body there are a lot of companies out there that try to stretch their oils to make more money off of the supply they have. You never have to worry about that with Young Living because we own our own farms, we know the plants and how much they will yield and further to that our customers appreciate when an essential oil or a product goes out of stock. 

Many companies will stretch oils so their products don't go out of stock. Young Living isn't afraid to have a product go out of stock for as long as it takes. As distributors, we understand that quality is more important to our company and our customers. We'd rather wait for quality than compromise our essential oils, Savvy Mineral make up or any of our skin care products. Only the best ingredients go into everything Young Living makes and it's why both Colin and I trust and value this company for everything health and wellness. It's a lifestyle - from the quality foods that we eat, to the skin care products we use including repellents and sunscreen and all the way down to Tonia's make up and essential oil diffusers.

Each month on Essential Rewards we restock items like our:

  •  Dentarome or Aromabright toothpaste that is infused with essential oils - and the only natural toothpaste we have ever tried that doesn't make us gag. Finding a natural toothpaste we could both use was a 2 year adventure before we tried Young Living's toothpaste. If you have tried natural toothpastes, you know what we mean. They can be awful - so we always over stock on this brand so if it ever does go out of stock for a little while, we don't have to panic. 
  • Thieves dish soap is of those wonders of our world as well. We will never use another dish soap again in our home. When we started researching the dish soaps we had been using and found a warning label on the backside that said "poisonous if consumed" that was it! To make matters worse, it's one of the main brands we know you might use, too. Accumulative poison, even in tiny trace amounts, over and over builds up in our bodies and can make us very sick. Just eliminate that process. We do not need to use dirty products to clean our home.
  • Restocking essential oils that we use frequently in our homes. For us these are mostly essential oils that originally came in our Premium Starter Kit! Frankincense for our skin serum,  Northern Lights Black Spruce as Colin's cologne and also for meditation, Citrus Fresh in our Aromalux Atomizing diffuser to keep our guest bathroom always smelling fresh, lemon for an uplifting and gorgeous, clean scent in our home and more.
Joining with a free membership in Canada affords you 24% off of retail pricing with no obligation to purchase or sell. If you choose to sell or purchase more at a later date, we're here to support and guide you through that process. Team ESOS is a community of like minded people who are just looking to do better in their lives at home and otherwise. 

Team ESOS stands for

  • Empowerment
  • Support
  • Opportunity
  • Success
We can't wait to introduce you to the group. We know you'll fit in already, because if you're reading this still - you're just like Colin and I and we already love that about you. 

Join the team, get your Premium Starter Kit (choose the Desert Mist diffuser and we'll show you how to earn the Dewdrop diffuser for free!) and we'll get you started right away. Join here and let us know if you have any concerns. 

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With Purpose,

Tonia & Colin

Yin And Yang

Yin And Yang
About a year and a half ago we met a woman who would help to reshape the rest of our lives. Then, a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and now a great friend and also a DOCTOR of Chinese Medicine. Sounds like all three of our lives have changed drastically! She taught us the importance of really being aware and listening to our bodies. 

Holistic medicine has always been fascinating, but to dive into the depths and background - at a glance - was so fascinating how it integrated into the world of natural medicine - and even essential oils. It is said that if you are insufficient in your yang energy that you would feel tired or cold. When you are feeling these two things this can also contribute to feeling unmotivated. Ways to combat feeling unmotivated, cold and tired with essential oils would be to find the ones that help to promote circulation. How fascinating is that?! It makes perfect sense. 

Yin energy deficiency can show up in ways like over stimulation, too warm or even restlessness at night. Of course this is understandable since yin and yang are opposite energies. We always want to do our best to support our Qi so our yin and yang is in balance. So, here is where essential oils can come in handy.

Anyone who has used essential oils for some time comes to understand that they have multiple uses and properties that can be beneficial to our mental and emotional state. In Canada, many of Young Living's essential oils are Health Canada approved as Natural Health Products or NHP's. This is really exciting! Some oils that are warming, some are approved to help reduce the symptom of stress, which helps you relax, cool down and rest. From what we've mentioned already above, it's no wonder some Chinese Medicine Practitioners are implementing essential oils into their practices. 

Yin and Yang energies can be associated to specific organ functions as well, not just overall wellbeing of the mind and body. For instance, you can be deficient in Yin energy in your kidneys or liver or heart, any organ! Sometimes Qi can get stuck in nooks and crannies in our bodies, specifically for Tonia, in her liver and gallbladder. In order to loosen this energy up and allow it to flow, she can use certain essential oils to balance her yin and yang and also to help put her body back above the wellness line. 

Yang energies can be supported by essential oils that are great for alertness and clarity, while Yin energies can be supported by more relaxing essential oils. Neither of these categories are difficult to find the right matches for. The Young Living Premium Starter Kit comes with plenty of essential oils that can help to balance our Yin and Yang! That's a great place to start out. A simple way to remember Yin from Yang can be summed up in two psychological aspects. Yin represents feelings and Yang represents thinking. A subject that we have only touched so lightly on here, but hopefully we have piqued your interest in essential oils if you're interested in balancing your Yin and Yang or if you're interested in essential oils, perhaps now you'll seek out more information about Chinese Medicine and how that can be combined with the use of essential oils among many other modalities of healing. 

What we happen to love the most about this approach is that it is holistic and all encompassing. Your body and mind are balanced and you are at your best. We are living above the wellness line. We are in sync and functioning optimally, we are healthy. This is an amazing way to live your life. Young Living essential oils have given us both health and wealth in our lives and for that we are grateful. Using essential oils in your home, and in conjunction with balancing mind and body will be something you will never regret.

get started with the best quality essential oils in the world, Young Living essential oils. 

With Purpose,

Tonia and Colin

Best Scented Oil Diffuser: Young Living Canada's Aria Essential Oil Diffuser

Best Scented Oil Diffuser: Young Living Canada's Aria Essential Oil Diffuser

It had been long awaited in Canada. Now it's like we've always had it here in the Young Living Canada market. Guys - it's a diffuser to get excited about all over again! 

The Aria Diffuser is stunningly gorgeous with its glass dome and maple wood base, equipped with speakers, LED lights and comes with a beautiful remote control matching the wood base. We have had ours for about 2.5 years already and it works like it is brand new. It is worth every penny and is so elegant it can suit any room in your home. You can plug in your own music to the Young Living Aria Diffuser or you can choose to play through the ambient sounds already programmed in. When we're diffusing with the Aria we like to put the essential oil bottle on the ledge of the diffuser so we know what's inside. We also enjoy matching the LED light to the colour of the essential oil bottle label, if we can. 

Why do I want to purchase a diffuser?

Reduce and remove toxic chemicals from your life

Well, first of all, you're adding scents to your home using 100% pure essential oils rather than harsh chemicals or synthetics. No candles, or air fresheners necessary anymore. Why not use an oil from a plant that is completely natural! Each essential oil has its own health and wellness benefit and so you will be adding a beautiful smell to any room in your home or office and would also be able to help ease the symptoms of cough and cold! Many of our essential oils are now Health Canada Approved as Natural Health Products.

Natural remedies for natural health

Young Living Canada's Natural Health Products, like Lemon essential oil, have been approved by Health Canada. With well over 50 essential oils and supplements currently labeled as NHP's and many more on the way, you can find a wide range of natural remedies for headache, stress as well as topically for digestive discomfort or even eczema and dermatitis. Aches and pains? We have got your covered too! Didn't know you could use essential oils for pain? Yes, you can!

Why should I diffuse essential oils? 

Young Living Canada's essential oils are multi-functional and some have incredible benefits, some our family is so thankful to have. Some might be grounding, help to neutralize odors, uplift your mood, relax you or just plain smell amazing! For some it's more about what you are removing from your home - the toxic chemicals - and how you can so simply replace those many products with healthier solutions. Essential oils can help to elevate your mood, relieve stress, help with managing pain - there are some great essential oils to use on a sprain or strained muscle and wouldn't that be so much better for you than a cream filled with chemicals we just don't need to be bombarding our bodies with. Minimal ingredients is the way to go for our family, and we choose to use Young Living essential oils because we love that they grow all of their plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, herbs and more all on their own farms and partner farms. That is so special to us. 

Having an Aria diffuser just means you diffuse in style. It is such a beautiful, classy and elegant essential oil diffuser.  You will love it! 

You can order yours here. Let us know what you think once it arrives and we'll send you a PDF with diffuser blend recipes. 

Three Ways To Take Charge Of Your Wellness

Three Ways To Take Charge Of Your Wellness
Why do we wait until something is wrong before we seek out healthy solutions? Why do we wait until the last minute?

Here is something we notice a lot. People get sick and then seek a miracle remedy that might heal their body. That is a completely normal response, but I beg the question: WHY are we waiting until our bodies are already sick. It is far less advantageous and far more difficult to heal a body that is unwell than it is to strengthen a body with an optimally functioning immune system. Let's do the preventative maintenance to avoid the illness as best we can. Let's get ahead. Don't get me wrong, sometimes really healthy people get sick, too - but what we can do is empower each other to do the best we can to optimize our chances of staying healthy and fit as long as possible.

Sometimes, when we're feeling really great, we carry on and perhaps pay less attention than we ought to. Of course, we feel healthy so we don't really bother paying any attention to our physical and emotional well-being. What we're doing is working. Why fix what's not broken? Everything seems fine!

Almost seven years ago when Colin and I first moved in together in Calgary, Ab we thought we were eating quite well, we were exercising regularly, I was running a few times a week. Our bodies were very busy screaming at both of us and we couldn't hear a thing. Do you know what we were saying? Things like, "oh I've had headaches everyday for years" or "no big deal, I've always had chronic pain". We dumbed down areas in our lives that were not normal. No one should have chronic pain. However, these buzz words are in our vocabulary so often that they don't hold as much weight as they should. Chronic pain? Why do we say "oh, I have chronic pain, I just deal with it"? My reason is that for the longest time I just didn't know any better. That's why I choose to write this blog, to have these hard conversations - in case YOU have chronic pain. In case YOU read this blog and realize that you don't have to just deal with it. My friend, I got you.

Something else we hear people say on a regular basis. 

"I get sick all the time"

It is never too late to learn. It is never too late to mend, but it is much more difficult than making the changes before you need to. Will it be easier to start before your body is screaming? Of course. Yes! The lesson here is to understand and commit to a lifestyle change and luckily Young Living Essential Oils is a complete lifestyle company. It's actually why we joined them. We knew ordering products from skin care to essential oils to makeup and even supplements would help to shift our bodies back above the wellness line. 

Here are three simple ways to keep your body up to snuff!

  1. Purchase fruits and vegetables from your local farmers, that way you know where your food came from and you're always consuming food that is in season. Your body functions on a seasonal clock. Just like the seasons change, so does your bodies nutrient needs. Your organs all go through seasons differently as well and require different foods to help detox them and also build up their strength and immunity. 
  2. Go through your home and get rid of any products you have under sinks (even scarier, above sinks! i.e.: toothpastes and hand soaps!) with warnings on them about anything poisonous (does your dish soap say poisonous if consumed? It just might, my friends. You are cleaning dishes that you are eating off of, my friends. It's time to find an alternative. 
  3. Purchase the Thieves Premium Starter Kit from Young Living so that one box, arriving right at your door, will replace all of the products you are about to do away with for good! Plant based, natural products for cleaning your home. 

You don't have to use dirty products to clean your house! No, you don't. It's often thought that plant based cleaners just aren't strong enough for tough jobs, and I am here to tell you that these ones are. There is an even better reason to make this particular lifestyle change and it's about the overall longterm health of you and your family. Harmful chemical cleaners such as bleach contain ingredients that are known carcinogens. Carcinogens cause cancer, disrupt our hormones or worse, act like or mimic specific hormones in our bodies. That makes us incredibly sick. 

Ditch and Switch

It was so empowering when we took the plunge because let me tell you something, I was skeptical, too. Yes, I know, you're reading this and thinking, "as if lady!". I did the same thing. And just like all of the other smarty pants before me, I realized that this stuff actually works and works really, really well. Then something else happened. My body started to feel differently. I was sleeping better, less agitated and endured less intense mood swings. Colin stopped getting headaches, which he had daily for many years. 

The products we had been using before were making us sick! We didn't even have the awareness to realize what it was that was causing our issues. How messed up is that? I will never stop being utterly grateful for taking the chance and finding out for myself once and for all if this wellness lifestyle change would be right for me. It turns out that it's also been right for hundreds of other people that I know. 

One thing the people who chose this lifestyle with us have said:

"I feel so much better"

A few others:

"I don't get headaches anymore"
"I never have to use advil anymore"
"My joints are no longer sore"
"My allergies are so much more manageable"
"I can't stand the smell of synthetic fragrance anymore"
"The only regret I have is not getting started sooner"

It's your turn to choose YOU. Join us today.

With Purpose,

Tonia & Colin
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