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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Einkorn Grain & The Healthy Gut

Einkorn Grain & The Healthy Gut
When Colin and I started to change our diet and lifestyle choices, food was our number one target. We made substitutes wherever we could and flours and pastas were high on our list. We have tried many alternatives for flours in our home and notice that some work better than others depending on the recipes we're putting together. Some of our favourite flours have been coconut, buckwheat and brown rice. Now we can also introduce Einkorn into that mix as well.

Young Living has brought Einkorn, an ancient grain, back into the forefront with their unhybridized harvests. Einkorn is easier on the digestive system because of it's low gluten levels and of course, Young Living does not use any chemicals on their farms so they're grown completely naturally and organically. 

Young Living now offers six einkorn products that you can introduce to your family's kitchen cupboards and pantries just like we have. 

  • Einkorn Flour
  • Einkorn Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • Einkorn Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • Einkorn Rotini Pasta
  • Einkorn Spaghetti
  • Einkorn Flakes Cereal
Anyone looking for better nutrient rich foods with low to no gluten will be really happy about this alternative for your family. Baking is made easier, pasta dishes will contain easier to absorb nutrients and you can add your favourite pasta sauce on top and even breakfast is ready to go. When the founder of an essential oil company is also a 3rd generation farmer, you get to also reap the rewards of amazing quality food products right to your door. 

This is why the Essential Rewards program is so beneficial to anyone who joins Young Living We're not just the world leader in essential oils, but we've also been working hard for 24 years to create a full encompassing lifestyle of healthy products for all areas in your life. Food is just one more aspect that Young Living really cares about. Since food was the primary reason Colin and I changed our lifestyle, we are so happy to see such passion being put into the foods we can now purchase straight from Young Living on our monthly order. And since we earn 25% back on all of our orders as rewards points, we can earn those points back on our food purchases now, too! It all shows up on our doorstep once a month - our essential oils, skin care products, gluten free make up and our pasta and flour! How amazing is that! 

Interested in more information? Send us an email or give us a call

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With Purpose,

Tonia & Colin

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. 

Email us day or night: or give us a call! 250-878-1146

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

Healing Your Endocrine System

Healing Your Endocrine System
We aren't doctors or even know much about how other people's bodies work, we just know our own. We know what we felt like when we were oblivious to the level of toxins we were exposing ourselves to on a daily basis - and it was not very good but for so long we just thought it was... normal. To be completely truthful, the word toxin seems to be a buzz word that we're completely unaffected by. People say, who cares! Toxins, whatever - or worse, they make a huge joke about it as if we're going too far.  

Once we had our realization it was really hard to ignore the facts. Other people didn't understand - just like we didn't when we thought that everything we were doing, eating, cleaning with was safe. Whoa, were we wrong! You know, we just didn't get it. You know how you think of things that only happen to "other people"? It never feels like you'll get sick because it's just human nature to think we'll always be healthy and young. Strange trickery, I tell you! We all think we are superheroes, am I right?

If we're being honest it was the same way for us. It took a huge amount of exposure to this truth before we could see what was plainly left right out in front of us to see. Our body systems were so tired, we'd just grown so accustomed to it that we forgot how to recognize the signs.

Colin had pretty awful headaches from the day that I met him. He'd always had them so to me, and to him, it was "normal". I'm sorry, who has headaches every single day and considers this normal? We literally told ourselves this... because according to the commercials and all things media, we were doing the best we could so that must be his normal. It was just how he was and on bad days he could just take a pain killer. What was actually happening was that Colin's whole endocrine system was overloaded with chemicals and toxins that were piling up quicker than his body could eliminate them. It was causing his body to go into overdrive. Adrenal fatigue was real in our home we just weren't even aware of what the signs were or that anything was even remotely out of balance. 

Fundamentally everyone wants to seek out the best for themselves and their families in every respect. We also all value things differently, so for some it takes time. Some people will sacrifice quality products for locally made, while other people value quality over being manufactured in their city or province or even country. We have done both, changed our minds and really had to think outside of what we grew up knowing as normal. We had to change and grow. Sometimes that can be strange or even uncomfortable. 

When we were introduced to Young Living we were living in Calgary, Alberta. It took us 10 months of looking into other companies and deciding whether or not it was the well rounded company we were really looking for. We weren't trying to cure any headaches, in fact, we hadn't even considered that this would come into play! We were just sick of using products we'd slowly come to learn might be harmful to our health longterm. This is where it gets interesting! 

We thought we weren't sick already. We thought we *could* get sick later if we kept on keeping on without making better choices. We were so wrong, we were already both feeling the affects of using highly toxic chemicals in our homes day in and day out. I was 28, Colin was 31 and the last straw before joining Young Living was finding out that the' green' cleaning products I had been using in our home were actually made by the same company who manufactures bleach. How can the same company who makes bleach also care about the environment and the air quality within my home?  How did it take us until we were in our late 20's and early 30's before we knew better? 

That's when we started researching what our Endocrine System was. We wanted to understand it's function in our body. When we could associate our hormones and how they're truly affected by toxic chemicals, we were devastated. It made so much sense. We were crushed that people know they are poisoning people but didn’t care. I spent the next two years straight learning about what endocrine disrupters were, what chemicals were associated with this disruption and how to stabilize my body. To heal my body. There were two ways I did this. 

  1. I removed every single product in my house that was labeled with any warnings, corrosive, poison, or otherwise. I removed any products with the word "fragrance" on the label. Did you know fragrance is an umbrella term that can consist of hundreds of different chemicals? Manufacturers do not have to disclose what they use in this proprietary umbrella term and substances such as formaldehyde have been found as part of the chemical constituents NOT labeled in perfumes, colognes, deodorants, etc. That is disgusting. We were so angry to learn about these terms and these truths that we started from scratch.
  2. Replace everything you throw out with essential oils. You can scent your own dryer sheets, candles, linens sprays, you name it! Cologne will be a thing of the past. 

Significant changes were made in our home and we eliminated products like dryer sheets, air fresheners, candles, colognes, deodorants and all of our cleaners. Just the Premium Starter Kit alone saved my family hundreds of dollars and so many of our health problems went away with this one single switch! 

Do your family a favour and increase your health, raise the bar in your home and reboot your endocrine system. Your hormonal system, your adrenals are integral to your overall health. If your laundry soap is bright blue, it needs to go. If your toilet bowl cleaner is bright blue, it needs to go. You will be amazed at the changes you will see almost immediately by making this lifestyle switch. So what do you do?

Step #1 

Sign up for your free account and purchase your Premium Starter Kit with Desert Mist diffuser on Essential Rewards (I'm going to show you how to get a free dewdrop diffuser, which is why we'll select the desert mist in your kit.

Step #2

In the next calendar month, order the Thieves Essential Rewards collection, which will replace all of your cleaning products from laundry, dish soap, toothpaste, hand soap, an all purpose Thieves household cleaner - you'll never need anything more than what comes in that kit for cleaning your home. 

Not a single carcinogen. Not one single endocrine or hormone disrupting chemical. All completely effective and plant based products that will do the job and benefit your whole family. You don't have to worry about your health every time you clean the bathtub because you'll be cleaning with the same product you can clean your vegetables with.

With Purpose,

Tonia & Colin
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