It is hard to believe November is halfway over already. Yesterday we had our family photo shoot for Christmas Cards and I can’t wait to see the photos. We found a local photographer who is great with kids and has amazing props. This year we choose to photograph at a local park and it awesome, but of course there is always hiccups. For one my munchkin had just woken up from a nap so trying to get him to smile was like pulling teeth. We probably looked hilarious with all our jumping up and down and waving of the hands to get a 1 year old to show their toothy grin. Lol
And then I had bought a pair of pants for him and never bothered to try them on before the shoot. Well, they ended up being HUGE on him. So here we are trying to quickly hem tape them and cutting the waist and hem taping that to try and make it work for the shoot. Thankfully everything held but wow the stress…
Which leads me to the purpose of this post. A bright spot to my weekend was receiving my monthly essential oil order on Saturday. This month was different though as I didn’t actually order oils. I decided to try some stuff from their other lines of products. This month I bought Young Livings hugely popular Ningxia Red juice supplement, their Thieves Cleaner and their Einkorn Flour mix. Since Brian had such good luck with the Waffle Mix we hoped he wouldn’t react to the pure Einkorn Flour. Read below to see the results of this test.
As you can see I dug right into the bottle and tried it. I like it. Not super sweet, but not so tart that your lips curl. You only drink 1-2 oz. a day so I drink it like a shot. Some people add a drop or two of extra oils to their juice but for now I will drink it plain. I am hoping it will help my energy and stamina. Chasing a 1 year old around is no joke.
- Sustain energy with the combination of select wolfberries and other superfruits. Contains powerful ingredients which are involved in many antioxidant processes and may help prevent against oxidative stress.
• Delivers citrus essential oils containing d-limonene, a powerful component in citrus oils.
• Powerful formula includes wolfberry which is touted for its health benefits
Proprietary NingXia Red Blend: Ningxia Wolfberry Puree (Lycium barbarum), Blueberry Juice Concentrate (Vaccinium corymbosum), Plum Juice Concentrate (Prunus domestica), Cherry Juice Concentrate (Prunus avium), Aronia Juice Concentrate (Aronia melanocarpa), Pomegranate Juice Concentrate (Punica granatum) Proprietary Essential blend 50mg Grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract, Orange EO (Citrus sinensis), Yuzu EO (Citrus junos), Lemon EO (Citrus limon), Tangerine EO (Citrus reticulata) Other ingredients: Tartaric acid, natural blueberry flavor, pure vanilla extract, malic acid, pectin, sodium benzoate/natural stevia extract.
I am hopping on the eco-friendly cleaning bandwagon and trying this. Which is a big thing for me as I still use bleach and bleach products for the bath and kitchen to kill the “crud”. I am hoping this will convert me away from that. I bought a pretty cobalt blue bottle from amazon to mix the concentrated cleaner to an all-purpose cleaning ratio. I really like the smell. The cinnamon and clove oils in it are great cleaning powerhouses but also smell divine. So much better than the fake overpowering scents from the other cleaning products I normally use. I also like how it is safe ingredients so I don’t have to worry if I use it around Bryce.
The new Thieves® Household Cleaner has increased cleansing power and an even safer, more sustainable formulation. The new formula contains ingredients from renewable plant and mineral sources, vegetable-based surfactants, and even more Thieves and lemon essential oils for extra cleaning power. Bottle is 100% recyclable.
Water, Alkyl Polyglucoside, Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate, Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate, Thieves [Eugenia Caryophyllus† (Clove) Bud Oil, Citrus Limon† (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cinnamomum Verum† (Cinnamon) Bark Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata† Leaf Oil, and Rosmarinus Officinalis† (Rosemary) Leaf Oil], Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, and Citrus Limon† (Lemon) Peel Oil.
†100% pure YLTG™ quality essential oil
We made Cinnamon blueberry muffins with it yesterday. Really good! The flavor was very balanced and the dough had a more typical “wheat” feel than what we get with gluten free flours. Brian ate TWO of them and didn’t have any reaction at all!! Really amazing. Einkorn has more protein and much lower gluten levels than typical wheat.
Einkorn is the original “staff-of-life” grain, known as the oldest variety of wheat, which dates back to the beginning of time. Einkorn’s natural genetic code and low gluten levels make it a superior choice because of the compatibility with the human body when compared to the modern hybrid wheat of today. Einkorn grain is easier to digest, so nutrients are better absorbed.
There you have it. Interested in purchasing the above or getting started with your own Young Living Essential Oil kit? Click here for Young Livings order page.