Thank You! For Staying on This Wellness Journey... #WellnessWednesday

Thank You! For Staying on This Wellness Journey... #WellnessWednesday
Many of you have been using Young Living products for years into decades, as I have. 
You know who you are. You are empowered!

Thank you for staying!

You.have stayed because you know the value of these amazing products because you have personally experienced and/or witnessed positive outcomes, time and time again.

Thank you for opening these emails and reading the content!

My prayer is that you learn something of value to you while also getting understanding of why I'm so persistent about sharing empowering information and products.

Published (and unpublished) evidenced based research continues to back up our resoluteness to using Young Living's premium essential oils and infused, plant based products to improve our quality of life.

Thank you!

“Your body is either trying to survive or flourishing" (Unknown Author)

Are you cooperating with it or not???

7 Pillars of Next Level Self Care
1. Clean Air 🌬️
2. Clean Water💧
3. Real, Good Food🍉
4. Deep, Restful Sleep💤
5. Moderate Intensity Activity👣
6. Balanced, Harmonious Emotions❤️
-->7. Seed to Seal® (Real) Essential Oils🌿

Next Level Self Care = Radical Self Care

Thank you for reading! Have a comment or question?


TEXT or CALL ME
301-250-0233

"We Must Find a Way to Look After One Another": King TChalla / Black Panther / Chadwick Boseman

Expect great things and do them by God's grace and for His glory!

Bonita Shelby
32+ years of life after breast cancer
20+ years of Next Level Self Care
Young Living Essential Oils Brand Partner #530304

*1. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.   

2. I am not a Doctor. 

3. Results may be different based upon your body.





Seed to Seal Science Pillar Question of the Day #WellnessWednesday

Seed to Seal Science Pillar Question of the Day #WellnessWednesday
Warning: long, science based (but informative) post

Science based article below is from a Facebook post of one of our YL Science Guys:
Chris Bowerbank YL aka
Chris Bowerbank, PhD
Director, Analytical Science R&D
Young Living Essential Oil

Seed to Seal Science Pillar Question of the Day

Q: Does Young Living test essential oils from other companies?

A: Yes. Young Living R&D periodically purchases essential oils that are for sale at retail stores, online/Internet stores, etc. to help us understand and evaluate the quality of products available on the market, and to confirm our position as the World Leader in Essential Oils. We test the oils in our R&D and Quality Control (QC) laboratories and compare the results against both our #youngliving #seedtoseal quality specifications and an authentic Seed to Seal essential oil standard.

For example, we purchased two #peppermint essential oils from different retail brands. The first bottle was labeled as mentha piperita, "100% pure essential oil", and "GC/MS tested".  The second bottle was also listed as mentha piperita, for aromatherapy use, and an "essential oil blend".

What we found:
▪️ Both samples failed several peppermint specifications
▪️ Retail 2 sample failed aroma testing
▪️ Both samples failed high for lead content
▪️ Retail 2 sample failed high for arsenic
▪️ Both samples likely included adulteration with corn mint

Your takeaways:  
▪️ GC/MS testing alone is not indicative of essential oil quality
▪️ Heavy metal testing is an important quality test
▪️ An essential oil purchase should not be based solely on price
▪️ Seed to Seal results in quality products supported by #laboratory #testing

Did you know that our Young Living Quality Control laboratory conducted over 315,000 tests on our essential oils in 2021? We #testandverify every lot of #yleo premium essential oils to ensure you can trust every bottle.  #WeAreYL

Chris Bowerbank, PhD
Director, Analytical Science R&D
Young Living Essential Oils

“Your body is either trying to survive or flourishing" (Unknown Author)

Are you cooperating with it or not???

7 Pillars of Next Level Self Care
1. Clean Air 🌬️
2. Clean Water💧
3. Real, Good Food🍉
4. Deep, Restful Sleep💤
5. Moderate Intensity Activity👣
6. Balanced, Harmonious Emotions❤️
-->7. Seed to Seal® (Real) Essential Oils🌿

Next Level Self Care = Radical Self Care

Thank you for reading! Have a comment or question?


TEXT or CALL ME
301-250-0233

"We Must Find a Way to Look After One Another": King TChalla / Black Panther / Chadwick Boseman

Expect great things and do them by God's grace and for His glory!

Bonita Shelby
32+ years of life after breast cancer
20+ years of Next Level Self Care
Young Living Essential Oils Brand Partner #530304

*1. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.   

2. I am not a Doctor. 

3. Results may be different based upon your body.



Essential Oil Odor Testing #WellnessWednesday

Essential Oil Odor Testing #WellnessWednesday
"Of the five senses, smell is the one with the best memory" - Rebecca McClanahan

Warning: unusually long, science based (but informative) post; see my highlighted text for a quick read

Science based article below is from a Facebook post of one of our YL Science Guys:
Chris Bowerbank YL aka
Chris Bowerbank, PhD
Director, Analytical Science R&D
Young Living Essential Oils

Pic of Peppermint shared to prepare for next week's blog post.

In my earlier post about the test results of a few retail essential oil samples, Janey Blaine Goude asked the question, "What exactly qualifies as a “pass” for the odor testing?"

Here's a guide for how you can improve your ability to evaluate an essential oil aroma:

Our #qualitycontrol (QC) laboratory uses a Standard Test Method (STM) for odor/aroma evaluation to ensure the testing is conducted the same way each time. A trained QC analyst uses a few key tools:

▪️ Seed to Seal Standard Ampule for that essential oil (see the attached video of our Ampulmatic that fills and seals glass ampules used to store Seed to Seal standards). Note: At home, use a #YL bottle of that oil as your standard.
▪️ Aroma Strips, dip only ~1/4" (a few millimeters) into the oil and wipe away excess oil before smelling
▪️ Coffee beans, coffee grounds, or other methods to clear the palate between samples

Use of an aroma strip is key to the evaluation process. An oil may smell different if smelling the top of a bottle (the headspace) versus an aroma strip and experiencing all of the oil constituents (not just the lighter compounds).

Another key (experienced essential oil users know this) is to allow for variability (also known as seasonal variation) since each plant harvest will smell different based on changing growing conditions (temperature, precipitation, etc.). Not every sample will match the aroma standard exactly. In fact if every batch of an essential oil smells the same EVERY SINGLE TIME, it's possible that the oil is not authentic. 

Some conditions that will cause an odor evaluation "fail":
1. Missing key aroma notes versus the standard
2. A pungent or chemical smell (acid, sour, bitter, solvent, etc.)
3. Burnt, charred or smoky smell that could be caused by too high a temperature while distilling, or distilling plant material too long

Some additional tips:
▪️ Make sure you are in a location as free as possible from other stimuli. Keep light, sound, airflow, temperature, etc. as consistent as possible.
▪️ Close your eyes and try removing other sensory stimuli  
▪️ Avoid wearing other essential oils, cologne or perfume while testing
▪️ Keep aroma testing of each sample brief to not over stimulate your senses

Does this process sound like a lot of work? Imagine conducting THOUSANDS of aroma tests like our trained Young Living QC scientists do.  That's the dedication they bring to ensuring you receive Young Living Essential Oils that meet our Seed to Seal quality commitment!

Chris Bowerbank YL aka
Chris Bowerbank, PhD
Director, Analytical Science R&D
Young Living Essential Oils


“Your body is either trying to survive or flourishing" (Unknown Author)

Are you cooperating with it or not???

7 Pillars of Next Level Self Care
1. Clean Air 🌬️
2. Clean Water💧
3. Real, Good Food🍉
4. Deep, Restful Sleep💤
5. Moderate Intensity Activity👣
6. Balanced, Harmonious Emotions❤️
-->7. Seed to Seal® (Real) Essential Oils🌿

Next Level Self Care = Radical Self Care

Thank you for reading! Have a comment or question?


TEXT or CALL ME
301-250-0233

"We Must Find a Way to Look After One Another": King TChalla / Black Panther / Chadwick Boseman

Expect great things and do them by God's grace and for His glory!

Bonita Shelby
32+ years of life after breast cancer
20+ years of Next Level Self Care
Young Living Essential Oils Brand Partner #530304

*1. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.   

2. I am not a Doctor. 

3. Results may be different based upon your body.





Select NingXia Red® products 15% off til 11:59 PM tonight #WellnessWednesday

Select NingXia Red® products 15% off til 11:59 PM tonight #WellnessWednesday
15 percent off select NingXia Red® products ends in the next few hours!


“Your body is either trying to survive or flourishing" (Unknown Author)

Are you cooperating with it or not???

7 Pillars of Next Level Self Care
1. Clean Air 🌬️
2. Clean Water💧
-->3. Real, Good Food🍉
4. Deep, Restful Sleep💤
5. Moderate Intensity Activity👣
6. Balanced, Harmonious Emotions❤️
-->7. Seed to Seal® (Real) Essential Oils🌿

Next Level Self Care = Radical Self Care

Thank you for reading! Have a comment or question?


TEXT or CALL ME
301-250-0233

"We Must Find a Way to Look After One Another": King TChalla / Black Panther / Chadwick Boseman

Expect great things and do them by God's grace and for His glory!

Bonita Shelby
32+ years of life after breast cancer
20+ years of Next Level Self Care
Young Living Essential Oils Brand Partner #530304

*1. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.   

2. I am not a Doctor. 

3. Results may be different based upon your body.


NingXia Red Floating 30 Day Challenge #WellnessWednesday

NingXia Red Floating 30 Day Challenge #WellnessWednesday
There's a NingXia Red 30 Day Challenge beginning October 1st in a Facebook group that I'm extending as a NingXia Red Floating 30 Day Challenge. That is, we will be in community off Facebook and you can start your 30 days when it's right for you. There will be gifts and prizes too!

You will need your supply of NingXia Red and you have many options. Let's be sure you get the best deal so contact me.

Are you in? If so, email me back for next steps.

“Your body is either trying to survive or flourishing" (Unknown Author)

Are you cooperating with it or not???
  

7 Pillars of Next Level Self Care
1. Clean Air 🌬️
2. Clean Water💧
-->3. Real, Good Food🍉
4. Deep, Restful Sleep💤
5. Moderate Intensity Activity👣
6. Balanced, Harmonious Emotions❤️
-->7. Seed to Seal® (Real) Essential Oils🌿

Next Level Self Care = Radical Self Care

Thank you for reading! Have a comment or question?


TEXT or CALL ME
301-250-0233

"We Must Find a Way to Look After One Another": King TChalla / Black Panther / Chadwick Boseman

Expect great things and do them by God's grace and for His glory!

Bonita Shelby
32+ years of life after breast cancer
20+ years of Next Level Self Care
Young Living Essential Oils Brand Partner #530304

*1. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.   

2. I am not a Doctor. 

3. Results may be different based upon your body.







 
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