Monday, May 23, 2016

Refresh Your Water with Essential Oils

We all know the importance of consumer a copious amount of water for various health reasons. I have heard many things from the golden rule of eight 8-ounce glasses a day to a half an ounce to one ounce for every pound you weigh. Lets face it, drinking this much water can be a challenge because we live in a world with so many choices. Why not an iced latte, diet coke, or a sports drink instead? Some times water just seems so boring.

Since joining Young Living , I have been learning about the benefits of essential oils and ways to incorporate them into my existing lifestyle. There are so many oils out there and so many ways to use them, which is why I love Young Living because there is such a great community of people to help you learn about them and share best practices. 

One way I have been using so of the most popular oils on a daily basis is by infusing my water with them. It is a great way to take dull, flat water and transform it into something uplifting and refreshing with the benefits of the essential oils. 

I like to always have my citrus trio on-hand, namely lemon, grapefruit, and citrus fresh. There are a lot of different oils that can be used in water, but I find the citrus ones to be the most uplifting and refreshing, and enjoy their benefits as well. 

I tend to start off my morning with a few drops of lemon in my water. Lemon is an energy booster and a great way to kickstart the metabolism for the day, not to mention is can promote healthy skin appearance  and function as a detoxor as well. Throughout the day I use grapefruit or citrus fresh in my water. Grapefruit tastes so fresh and is known to reduce sugar cravings and help with weight loss.* I also enjoy citrus fresh as it is a fusion of citrus and mint. 

Tip: Try adding them into sparkling water or seltzer for a very refreshing DIY flavored beverage without any added sugars or syrups. 

More About Young Living

The world of Young Living has so much to offer in terms of natural products and lifestyle. I joined a little over a year ago and have been enjoying the discounts that come with being a wholesale member. Learn more about becoming a wholesale member. Additionally, if you have any questions, please feel free to visit Enjoy Life Oils for more information or contact me.

 *Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Spring Edge

The spring season has shaped up to be an interesting one thus far. A week of 80s and sun in the beginning of April, followed by cooler temps and May commencing with a week of rain and temperatures barely in the 60s. While spring fever has us all wanting to pull out our bright chinos and leave the jacket at home, sometimes you have to face the reality...or weather...outside!

I have found that if there is one thing that is worth investing in in your wardrobe, it is your collection of jackets. From blazers to traditional outerwear to more edgy pieces, I find that my jackets are what really completes an outfit aside from serving their functional purpose. With the "spring" chill still in the air, a jacket is certainly necessary when heading out for the day. It is the weather that calls for a great spring jacket, namely something that keeps you warm enough if you are wearing short sleeves underneath, but is not heavy like a wool or down piece.

I have been reaching for a piece that is certainly more edgy that some classic styles, however, I find that outerwear is easy to wear whether it fits into your "defined" style or not. This jacket is actually a linen/cotton blend so it is the perfect weight for cool mornings, and sunnier afternoons that transition into chilly cool nights at a happy hour. The leather patches bring a "cool" edge to the piece as well as the motorcycle styling. I paired it with a pair of jeans, a simple v-neck, and boots for an easy, chilly spring look.

Jacket: Ralph Lauren Black Label // T-Shirt: Gap // Jeans: Ralph Lauren Black Label // Shoes: John Varvatos

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