Karen is a Bowling Green essential oils distributor for Young Living®

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Karen Hays

Bowling Green, OH

God told us about essential oils - so how did I miss it?

I’ve always believed that the Lord gave us such a wide array of plants and herbs because He intended us to use them to support healthy bodies. Through Young Living essential oils, I’m learning every day how to use His creation to support a healthy immune system, to clean our home without the use of harmful chemicals, to support healthy skin, and the list goes on and on.

When you join Young Living Essential Oils through me, I will help point you in the right direction and try to answer your questions as you learn how your oils can make a difference in your life. You’ll have access to a community of oilers through Facebook who love asking and answering questions, helping each other, and supporting each member as we learn together.

Life is a journey … and my journey includes essential oils!

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A Few of Karen's Favorite Essential Oils

Celery Seed Vitality

Produced from the steam distillation of dried seeds, Celery Seed Vitality™ brings a pleasant aroma and taste to pickling blends and brines. Celery Seed Vitality offers a flavor profile that is commonly described as earthy and grassy. It can add a unique depth of taste to coleslaw and salad dressings and can also be used for seasoning poultry.

Thieves

Thieves® essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying, Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products.

With the benefits of Thieves oil including cleaning power and an irresistibly spicy scent, Young Living offers it as an essential oil blend and as an important ingredient in a full range of home cleaning and personal care products, from dish soap to toothpaste. Looking to make your home smell as clean as it looks? Diffuse Thieves oil throughout the house for an aroma that makes every room smell more like fall baking than harsh cleaning formulas.

Lemongrass Vitality

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) essential oil supports overall well-being*, and may support the digestive system.* This oil contains the naturally occurring constituent geranial. Adding Lemongrass oil is a delightful way to enhance the flavor of meals.

Lemongrass Vitality™ essential oil is a powerful ingredient in the DiGize™ essential oil blend, Essentialzymes-4™ supplement, and MultiGreens™ capsules.

Copaiba Vitality

Copaiba essential oil has a pleasant, complex taste, and when taken internally, can promote overall wellness. Take daily as a dietary supplement, or combine with honey, dilute well with warm water, and gargle to enjoy Copaiba as an important part of a daily health regimen.

Melrose

Melrose™ provides a protective barrier against skin challenges. When diffused, Melrose can help dispel odors.

Clove

Clove is an important ingredient in Young Living’s Thieves oil blend, and has a scent that is very warm and inviting. Always dilute Clove when using topically.

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Using oils since May 01, 2014
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Why essential oils are part of my life every day

Seasonal allergies

Seasonal allergies
Posted by Karen
Seasonal allergies
June 27, 2016

Starting my day drinking ice cold water with a drop of Lime Essential Oil has been a game changer for me! I used to be addicted to diet coke – I could easily drink it all day every day. Diet soda still sounds good on occasion but I find I’m craving water with citrus oils in it. And the added bonus – Lime essential oil can support a healthy respiratory system and since Spring allergies are my nemesis this year, its exactly what I need!

Thyroid and essential oils

Thyroid and essential oils
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Thyroid and essential oils
August 14, 2016

Hypothyroidism – I’d never heard of it until I was given that diagnosis about 10 years ago and, upon researching it, I discovered that I’d likely had this problem since I was about 12 years old. Oh how different my life may have been if only I’d known then. When I was diagnosed, I was constantly exhausted, my hair was falling out, my skin was so dry that it hurt and did I mention I was exhausted? I began taking a prescription medication and I did feel better, but then the symptoms came back and my dose was increased. Then it was increased again, and again, and again. Every year my dose went up. So I researched it and discovered that the medication they prescribe it meant to treat the symptoms but not the thyroid itself! So, I decided to take control of my thyroid health and researched essential oils. With my doctor’s approval, I began using Endoflex essential oil on my thyroid every morning (just a drop or two on my throat/neck). After a month of using it, I developed a rash on my neck (near the area I applied the oil but not exactly on that spot). Then I found that I was feeling jumpy and had a harder time falling asleep. Then my heart began to flutter so I called the doctor right away. After a simple blood test, it was discovered that I was over-medicated for the thyroid which means that my thyroid was beginning to do something for itself! I discovered that the neck rash, insomnia, heart flutters, jumpiness, sensitivity to temperatures were all signs that my thyroid function had improved and my medication dose was too high. I’m still taking my prescription medication but at a lower dose and I pray my adrenal system will continue to improve so that my dose will decrease again.

I believe that the Lord created nature to work hand-in-hand with the function of our bodies. I’m learning every day how to support my body naturally so it will heal from years of being bombarded with chemicals. I’m not anti-prescription medication —  I’m thankful for prescription medication, and I believe the Lord influences the medical profession so that we can live longer healthier lives. But I also believe He intended for us to help ourselves whenever we can. That’s what I’m doing – and every day I pray for guidance so I’ll know what to use and what to avoid and I continue to trust in His healing. Sometimes He heals instantly, sometimes He heals in increments, and sometimes He heals by teaching us how to heal ourselves.

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Oils and Kids

Oils and Kids
Posted by Karen
Oils and Kids
February 14, 2017

I was asked recently if children could use essential oil. The short answer is ABSOLUTELY … BUT we have to keep in mind that their skin is thinner and more sensitive so dilute dilute dilute. Young Living has an oil called V-6 that is great for diluting with kids. Remember to keep essential oils far away from their eyes and hands (so they don’t rub their eyes) and be aware of which oils are considered to be “hot” oils (oils that cause skin irritation for sensitive skin like peppermint, clove, Thieves, etc) because those will most likely need to be diluted with a carrier oil (like V6).

Want more information on Essential Oils and Children? I recommend a book titled “Gentle Babies” by Debora Rayburn.

Happy oiling!!

Respiratory Oils

Respiratory Oils
Posted by Karen
Respiratory Oils
April 12, 2017

Who knew!? Out of the blue, my seasonal allergies turned into severe allergy induced asthma. Yikes! I have been working for the last 10 months to improve my respiratory system and to educate myself on the healthy lifestyle changes I could make to help. What I discovered has amazed me. I thought asthma was a “lung” disease/disorder but it is actually an INFLAMMATORY disorder! Wow. It has taken a while but I think I’m finally making progress and Essential Oils have been a vital part of that progress. Supporting our body’s systems while our body does what it was designed to do is so important. Diffusing some, applying some more, ingesting some oils … but that was just the start. I’ve stopped consuming gluten, artificial sugar substitutes, carbonated beverages … and I’ve begun consuming lacto-fermented cabbage, homemade kombucha and lots and lots of filtered water. At long last, my 4-5 times daily breathing treatment is down to only once a day. Always remember … our bodies didn’t get sick overnight and they aren’t going to get better overnight either. Have patience with yourself. Pray for guidance and do your best. Changes sometimes happen one oily drop at a time.

Disease: The Big Fight

Disease: The Big Fight
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Disease: The Big Fight
May 29, 2017

How can we support our bodies when our bodies are fighting a disease? There is a series of things we can do to strengthen our body’s ability to deal with the bombardment of diseases plaguing us today. I’m not a medical professional and I’m not telling you that these steps will cure or solve whatever it is you’re dealing with. But there are things that may support your body and they’re worth checking into, right?! When your body attacks, fight back!

  1. Young Living’s Ningxia Red juice! This is the most AMAZING antioxidant juice and there is absolutely no way you could get this many antioxidants into your diet through foods alone. Two little ounces a day is all it takes (although I know of other people dealing with major illnesses who drink more than that). Here is my favorite way to drink Ningxia Red:  A glass pint jar (always glass or steel – never EVER plastic), 2 ounces of Ningxia Red, 2 teaspoons Bragg ORGANIC apple cider vinegar, a couple of drops of orange essential oil or lemon essential oil, ice cubes and fill the rest of the jar with cold filtered water. Add a lid, stir or shake, drink (be sure to use either a steel or paper straw – NEVER plastic). Try it!!! Need an extra boost of energy? Add a serving of Ningxia Nitro!
  2. Our immune systems are under attack all day. Toxins in our environment, foods that contain antibiotics, even our deodorant, makeup and hair and body care products are filled with toxins that we slather on the largest organ of the human body – our skin. Dump the junk! Throw away the laundry soap and fabric softener (which is one of the most toxic substances in the home and our clothes are literally wiping toxins onto our skin all day) and switch to Young Living Thieves Laundry soap and organic wool dryer balls. It takes much less soap to clean a load of laundry so one bottle lasts a very long time and the wool dryer balls last … forever. Not sure if your brand of soap, lotion, etc., is toxic? Look on EWG.org, search for your brand and take a look. Beware – it can be REALLY scary!
  3. Young Living Frankincense essential oil. Seriously, one of the oils I refuse to run out of. I add it to my face lotion every day to support healthy skin. My mother began to dab it onto her face where she had skin cancer removed several times. Her dermatologist has been VERY pleased with her skin since she began this and he told her to keep doing it. I like to add it to a capsule and ingest daily to support overall wellness.
  4. Try your best to eat only organic produce, meat and eggs free from antibiotics, and unprocessed foods. Do everything you can to avoid sugar substitutes, carbs from processed foods like bread, pasta, crackers, etc. (the body converts these carbs to sugar which feeds diseases like cancer and inflammation – inflammation is linked to heart disease, asthma, etc). I know two people personally who cut out sugar and carbs and found that their psoriasis, acne, headaches, fatigue and depression either improved significantly or cleared up entirely. Its certainly worth finding out if you are one of those people who is extra sensitive to sugar and carbs.

There are many more things you can do, other essential oils you can incorporate into your daily life, that may support your body as you deal with illnesses. Please feel free to send me an e-mail and I will do what I can to help you as you help your body function the way it was designed. Remember – if you are under the care of a physician, be sure to check with them. I love that my doctor supports my essential oil use in conjunction with some prescription medications as I strive to improve my health. Young Living has changed my life – and I’m never going back. 🙂

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