Sunday, May 24, 2020

Young Living for Men

     

     Welcome, gentlemen, this one’s just for you. Ladies, since you’re already here, you can check it out, too.  When you think of essential oils, do the words “girly” or “fussy” come to mind? If so, then you clearly haven’t seen the wonders these products can do for unruly facial hair, sore muscles, and even that funky smell coming from the sneakers you rarely (okay, never) wash. Make no mistake, fellas. From tackling life’s problems to boosting daily routines, essential oils can play an important role in every man’s life.
     Young Living essential oils and health and wellness products have a variety of applications and benefits to the human body and your overall wellness. However, if you’ve got no experience, the variety of options can be overwhelming. Here are a few beginner tips on how to naturally support your health with Young Living.

I thought it’d be fun to start off hearing from the men of Young Living. These are their favourite Young Living products…..

“My favourite oil hands down is Frankincense.” - Paul Sunseri

“My favorite oil is Idaho Blue Spruce.” - Jon O'laoghaire

“My favorite products: Shutran, Valor, Deep Relief, Idaho Blue Spruce, Thieves, Ningxia Red, and many more.” - Jeremy Aliff 


“My personal best for therapeutic use is: Sacred Frankincense
My personal best for emotional support is: Believe, Transformation, Humility and Highest Potential
My secret weapon for overcoming any obstacle: Iron will
My never go without them oils are: Hellicrysum, Idaho Blue Spruce, Thieves, Melissa, Thieves, Digize
My hard core everyday supplements: Ningxia Red +6oz a day, Omegagize, Agilease and Sulfurzyme.” - Juan Alberto Arévalo

“Favorite Oils: Idaho Blue Spruce, Frankincense, Lavender
Favorite Supplements/Products:
Enzymes,Enzymes,&Enzymes also Ningxia Red, Zyng (of course), and everything else - I take just about everything every morning and night seriously!!” - Dallas Harting

     
     So which oils are best for blokes, and what can you do with them? While all essential oils are for men (they’re for everyone!), not every guy wants to smell like flowers—we’re here for it if you do, though. Each person has unique preferences, but many men favour woodsy and earthy aromas over florals. If you’re looking for essential oils with more traditionally masculine scents, here are some of my favourites:
LEMON
Every man needs a lemon...
Use Lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil and grease stains, and sticky residue or to prevent rust and loosen rusty screws.
• Add 2–3 drops on a rag to remove grime from tools and make them look new.
• Get rid of the stale food smell in your Dutch oven by leaving a paper towel with a few drops of Lemon until the next use.
Use Tea Tree and Lemon essential oil to clean a car battery and polish chrome wheels.



SHUTRAN
     Shutran is an empowering essential oil blend that is specially designed for men to boost
feelings of masculinity and confidence. Its inspiring aroma appeals to both men and
women, and although used like a cologne, Shutran does not contain any synthetic
ingredients. Instead, it is formulated with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils, including
the exclusive-to-Young-Living Idaho Blue Spruce, a refreshing, invigorating essential oil to
both body and mind. Even though Shutran is specifically designed for men, the women in
their lives will also benefit. Just a few drops throughout the day can help with an impossible
workday.

Young Living offers several grooming items for men, formulated with
Shutran essential oil blend!
Shutran Shave Cream (Canada & US)
Shutran 3-in-1 Men’s Wash (US)
Shutran Beard Oil (US)
Shutran Aftershave Lotion (US)
Shutran Bar Soap (US)


VETIVER
     For a scent that’s more relaxing, Vetiver essential oil is a solid choice. Like Lavender, this
essential oil is ideal for diffusing at bedtime or during times of stress, like when you’re
prepping for a big presentation or interview. But unlike Lavender, Vetiver is smoky and
earthy. That’s not to say Lavender is bad for guy—truth is its heady floral fragrance is widely
used in men’s colognes. We even added it to Shutran! But if you prefer something more
reminiscent of fresh-cut grass on a hot summer afternoon, you can’t go wrong with Vetiver.
* Wind down after a long day with a diffuser blend of 3 drops Vetiver, 4 drops Northern
Lights Black Spruce, and 2 drops Tangerine.
* Get a whiff of inspiration by smelling it straight from the bottle.
* Add Vetiver to your face wash for extra cleansing power.


PEPPERMINT
     If Shutran is the boss of manly essential oil blends, then Peppermint is our top choice in singles. Fresh, energizing, and minty, this pick is one of the granddads of essential oils. It’s been around forever and is, without a doubt, here to stay. Many people enjoy using Peppermint topically for the icy, tingling sensation it leaves on skin.
Add 4 drops of Peppermint to a dab of V-6™ or another carrier oil and
rub it into your muscles for a cooling, post-leg day massage.
- Diffuse it with Thieves® for a cozy blend that says “let’s stay in tonight.”
Combine a few drops with aloe vera gel to cool off after a long day in
the sun.


COPAIBA
     Another champion among essential oils, Copaiba boasts numerous skin care benefits. It also includes the naturally occurring constituent beta-caryophyllene. Thanks to Copaiba’s warm and balsamic scent, this essential oil is perfect for creating calming diffuser blends and colognes. When you want to smell good without overpowering, this one is for you.
Add a drop to your morning moisturizer. Yes, you should be moisturizing
daily!
- Rub it into the bottoms of your feet before bed.
Enhance your favorite beard oil or make your own


SACRED SANDALWOOD
     No list of essential oils for men would be complete without Sacred Sandalwood™. Brought to you from our partner farm in the land Down Under, the Ord River Sandalwood Farm and Distillery, this woodsy wonder has an aroma that’s warm, soft, and sultry. It takes 30 years for a sandalwood tree to mature to the point that we can extract essential oils from it, but the wait is well worth it—and we’d bet the farm that you’ll agree.
* Combat an itchy, dry scalp with a few drops of Sacred Sandalwood in
your conditioner.
* Create a spa-like bath salt with 3-5 drops Sacred Sandalwood and ¼
cup Epsom salt—after all, baths aren’t just for ladies.
* Add an air of sophistication to your man cave by diffusing this rustic,
earthy scent on its own.
* Compare it to Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™ and decide which one you
need most. Spoiler: it might be both.

GINGER
     With its spicy, invigorating aroma, Ginger is another good bet for men. While you might think of ginger as an ordinary kitchen spice, the essential oil is anything but average. In addition to being one of our favourite oils for massage, this zinger is great to diffuse on long, monotonous road trips because of its stimulating scent.
* Combine it with Ortho Ease® Massage Oil and rub over tired muscles and joints.
* Make your clothes smell super fresh by adding Ginger oil to laundry soap.
* Create a DIY air freshener spray with 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons witch hazel, 20 drops Ginger, and 10
drops Lemon.

TEA TREE
     Another multi-tasker every man—and woman—needs in their home is Tea Tree. What makes this oil a must-have? Well, for starters, it has proven cleansing properties, making it a key ingredient in skin care products and natural cleaning solutions. What’s more, you can use it to infuse your home with a fresh, Eucalyptus-like smell.
* Diffuse it to blast away unwanted odours from stinky gym bags or last night’s dinner.
* Prevent blemishes by adding a drop to your aftershave.
* Treat yourself to a cleansing scalp massage with 2 drops of Tea Tree and 4 drops of a
carrier oil such as coconut oil; continue rubbing the oils in for 3-5 minutes and then wash
your hair.
* Make an all-purpose cleaner with 1 cup distilled water, 1 cup vinegar, 10 drops Tea Tree,
and 10 drops Pine.


Grooming & Self Care
Grooming sounds like such a primitive term, making it perfect for manly men like you. Separate yourself from the pack by looking great and smelling like nature itself with these essential oil-infused solutions.

A) Treat Your Face to Shutran
If you truly must shave, make sure you’re at least doing it with the best stuff. Shutran™ Shave Cream is full of hydrating ingredients and pure essential oils that’ll give you a close shave with a great fragrance.

B) Clean Mouth, Fresh Breath
* Use Thieves Toothpaste every day to ensure fresh breath and experience the protective benefits of essential oils found in Thieves Blend.
* Pop a Thieves Mint for instant fresh breath and confidence.
* Add a couple drops of Thieves, Tea Tree, and Peppermint essential oils to water for a refreshing mouth rinse.

C) One for the Beard
Love your facial hair? Use Shutran Beard Oil oil to soothe and smooth facial skin and hair. 

D) Toenail Care
Directly apply Tea Tree and Oregano at the edge of the nail two times daily. You can alternate between Lemongrass and Clove or Frankincense and Lemon.

E) Shaving Tip
Apply Tea Tree and Lavender mixed with V6 after shaving to soothe irritated skin.

F) Shoe Deodorizer
Add a few drops of Purification, Peppermint, or any citrus essential oils onto a paper towel or a used dryer sheet, scrunch, and place in your shoes overnight.

G) Tension
Feeling a little tense after a long day?
Apply some Valor on your temples or neck for a comforting relief.

H) Handsome Sleep
Apply Lavender or Tranquil on the bottom of feet before bedtime.

I) What man doesn’t like to eat?
Take Essentialzymes-4 Digestive Enzymes with every meal to promote healthy digestion, especially after eating a protein-heavy meal.
If your food choice fails you, don’t stress, Digize can help ease indigestion and upset stomach.

Essential Oil Colognes
Smell good without perfume. Supposedly, perfume is called “cologne” when it’s for men, but let’s skip the nomenclature and ditch it altogether.
These essential oil cologne recipes have been tried and tested by both men and women, and have unanimously been given two thumbs up. Feel free to switch up the oils to make your own personal blend.

These recipes are approximately 20 percent oil and 80 percent carrier oil based. If you want a stronger scent, you can make it a 30:70 ratio. The cologne recipes below are for a 10 mL bottle. Apply a drop or two to your wrists and neck for a masculine scent that lasts all day.

EARTHY SPICE
10 drops Clove oil
20 drops Grand Fir oil
40 drops Bergamot oil
5 drops Lemon oil
V6 or other carrier oil

Tip: A dropper may be helpful in order for you to get the exact amount.
Place all essential oils in empty 10 mL roll-on bottle. Add Carrier Oil to fill remainder of bottle. Attach roll-on cap and shake until combined.
Let mixture sit for 24 hours before use. Apply cologne to wrists for best
results.
Tip: To see if you like the scent, make a small sample first. If you like it, make a larger batch. You can always add more oils to the mixture later. 

SPICY PICK-ME-UP
40 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
12 drops Peppermint oil
12 drops Grapefruit oil
V6 or other carrier oil

FRESH CUT GRASS
12 drops Basil oil
6 drops Grand Fir oil
13 drops Orange oil
13 drops Bergamot oil
26 drops Citrus Fresh
V6 or other carrier oil

WOODSY BLACK LICORICE
8 drops Fennel oil
8 drops Cypress oil
8 drops Orange oil
32 drops Sandalwood oil
8 drops Lime oil
8 drops Wintergreen oil
Young Living V6 or other carrier oil

SWEET MUSK
32 drops Lime oil
24 drops Fennel oil
16 drops Patchouli oil
V6 or other carrier oil

MUSKY CINNAMON
28 drops Cinnamon oil
12 drops Rosemary oil
12 drops Orange oil
V6 or other carrier oil


LIFESTYLE & HEALTH
     A strong, healthy body can come in handy - especially when you are trying to raise a family. Taking care of your overall health will give you the strength and energy you need to work, play, and be the best man you can be.


Master Formula 
     Young Living’s Master Formula is a full-spectrum, multi-nutrient complex that offers a combination of premium vitamins, minerals, and food-based nutrients. By utilizing a Synergistic Suspension Isolation process Technology (SSI), ingredients are delivered in three distinct delivery forms. Collectively, these ingredients provide a premium, synergistic complex to support your health.




Ningxia Red
     Ningxia Red® is an amazing, energizing, fortifying nutrient drink for the whole family. It’s the only nutrient drink on the market that combines whole wolf berries (also called goji berries) of the highest quality and pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils into a single beverage that tastes as good as it is for you. 
     It’s made with several SUPER FOODS including whole wolf berries, as well as blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices. Ningxia Red also contains natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils. Support your body on a cellular level with Ningxia Red daily.




Prostate Health
     In the words of Young Living’s Brian Martin - “So guys, it’s time for some real talk...Seriously this is an important topic us guys shy away from but it’s so important! At some point we will all have the “check”. Don’t you want to support yourself in all the ways beforehand? Support your little friend! It’s not that hard 😉”
Young Living’s Prostate HealthTM is a uniquely formulated essential oil supplement uniquely formulated for men concerned with maintaining their male glandular system.
Featuring essential oils like Geranium, Fennel, Myrtle, Lavender and Peppermint, Prostate HealthTM also delivers 235 mg of saw palmetto and 175 mg of pumpkin seed oil.
• Traditionally used for its effects on prostate health as an anti-inflammatory agent.
• Can be used for symptomatic relief of medically diganosed BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia).


Exercise
     Keeping in shape is one of the pillars upon which manliness is built. No matter if you’re crushing some bench presses, tearing up the fairway, or hiking high enough to high five an eagle, you’ll want to keep these basics in your gym bag to help you get the most from every workout:

A) Treat those aches and pains
     Massage Cool Azul™ Pain Relief Cream into your skin after a workout for a cooling sensation that provides relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. Backed with our Seed to Seal® promise of purity, this pain cream will have your muscles thanking you for ditching the synthetic ingredients.

B) Take care before and after exercise
     Apply Deep Relief to your neck and chest before working out to inspire you to push harder or apply it as part of a post-activity massage to target areas that need it most.

C) Boost your boring water
     Reach for Lime+, Lemon+, or Orange+ (or Vitality in the US) instead of sugary sports drinks to stay hydrated! Just a drop or two in your glass water bottle will keep you coming back for more.
     In the US you can also use Young Living Vitality Drops. Water never tasted so good! YL Vitality Drops lets you hydrate naturally without sugar or artificial colorus with the delicious flavours that takes your water or favourite beverage to the next level.
Formulated with naturally occurring electrolytes from the Great Salt Lake and all-natural flavors, including essential oils, a few drops of YL Vitality Drops will keep you hydrated and feeling great!



Good Eating
     You like food. You like flavour. So why haven’t you been super-charging your healthy cooking with the intense flavour of Young Living+ (Canada) or Vitality (US) essential oils? Check out these ways to get more essential oils into your diet:

Spice up your life:
     Perfect for boosting flavour in almost anything you’re cooking, essential oils are like a flavour bomb compared to dried herbs. Add Lemon to fish, Black Pepper to steak sauce and marinades, and Basil to Italian. Get creative—your taste buds will thank you for it.

Put some Zyng in your step:
     Add a splash of hydration to your routine by keeping NingXia Zyng™ handy. Or if you’re in a real rush, reach for NingXia Nitro® (US) to keep your athletic performance and cognition at its peak. Both are delicious, convenient as heck, and infused with essential oils.

DIY for Men
     These DIY recipes are created for men’s everyday personal care needs and will help to conquer even the most sceptical user!

Man Up Blend Roller Blend
“This is my go to blend for male hormone support and will help you “RISE” to any occasion. 😉”- Johnny May
5 drops Shutran
5 drops Mister
5 drops Idaho Blue Spruce
3 drops Ylang Ylang
carrier oil
roller bottle

Combine oils in a roller bottle and top up with carrier oil.

Beard Oil
2-ounce glass bottle
Your favourite carrier oil
30-40 drops of essential oil

Fill the bottle about ¾ full of carrier oil. Use a funnel if necessary.

Shaving Cream
Fortified with natural lubricants and essential oils, this shaving cream improves razor glide for a close, comfortable shave. The shaving cream will leave the skin smooth, healthy, and moisturized.
⅓ cup (75 grams) of shea butter
⅓ cup (80 ml) coconut oil
¼ cup (60 ml) V6 or other carrier oil
5 drops Sandalwood oil
5 drops Peppermint oil
5 drops Tea Tree oil

Place all the ingredients, except for the essential oils, in double boiler.
Once melted, remove from the heat and let sit for three minutes.
Add essential oils and stir until combined. 
Let shaving cream rest until hard. Tip: You can put it in the refrigerator
to speed up the cooling process. Using a hand or stand mixer, whip
shaving cream until light and fluffy. Place in container of choice.


Aftershave Serum 
Shaving may be essential, but razor bumps don’t have to be. This aftershave serum, enriched with calming Young Living essential oils, will help to soothe the skin and make it look and feel smooth.

½ cup (120 ml)  V6 Carrier Oil
¼ cup (60ml) rosewater (can be purchased at health food stores)
5 drops Frankincense oil
5 drops Lavender oil
5 drops Tea Tree oil
5 drops Helichrysum oil
5 drops Myrrh oil

Place carrier oil and rosewater in glass spray or pump
bottle. Add essential oils and shake.To use, spray directly on skin or squirt
two to three pumps into the palm of the hand and rub on affected skin.


Post Workout Rub
After a good workout session, it’s normal that your muscles and joints feel tired and even stiff. To ease the discomfort and get you up and running again, try this post workout rub: 

30 ml V6 or other carrier oil 
3 drops Marjoram oil 
2 drops Thyme oil 
4 drops Roman Chamomile oil
4 drops Cypress oil
3 drops Lemon oil 
2 drops Peppermint oil 

Mix everything and gently massage the mixture into your muscles and joints.


An air of masculinity: Essential oil diffuser blends for men
The following blends are based on 12 drops per diffuser, but they should be modified based on your individual diffuser drop suggestions.
3 PM Pick-Me-Up
No need for an energy drink! Get your guy a diffuser and have him start diffusing the energizing aroma of this blend during the post-lunch lull. Maybe the whole office will feel the boost and benefits of this get-going blend.
4 drops Peppermint to aromatically inspire a sense of concentration
6 drops Orange for a bright, energizing aroma
2 drops Idaho Grand Fir for a scent that enhances calming and grounding

Commute Conqueror
Rush hour traffic can turn anyone’s day south. This manly blend will help keep his eyes on the road, while making road rage the last thing on his mind. When used with a USB Diffuser, this on-the-go blend can help make his commute a little time to unwind.
6 drops Lime for a cheerful and relaxing aroma
2 drops Eucalyptus Radiata for a scent that inspires energy
4 drops Copaiba/Cedarwood to help create a grounding environment

Man Cave Master
The odour that used to emanate from his man cave might have had a hint of “no girls allowed,” but for all the wrong reasons. This blend of essential oils is uplifting enough that you’ll enjoy smelling it throughout the whole house and masculine enough that your guy will be diffusing it himself!
3 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce for an invigorating aroma
6 drops Bergamot to help create an uplifting environment
3 drops Wintergreen for a stimulating scent

Arm Chair Quarterback
Whether he plops down in the recliner after a morning reliving his glory days with his buddies or cheers on his favorite team every weekend, your sports fan will be rooting for you to diffuse this blend regularly.
6 drops Valor® to create an empowering environment
2 drops Citrus Fresh™ for a bright and refreshing scent
2 drops Shutran™ for a scent that inspires feelings of masculinity
2 drops Tea Tree to provide a strong aroma

Workshop Warrior
He loves working with his hands and could spend the whole day tinkering with his tools. Help him get all the benefits of being where he loves by diffusing essential oils that enhance the space.
4 drops Raven™ to create an environment of clarity
6 drops Tangerine for a bright and refreshing scent
2 drops Idaho Blue Spruce to provide a woodsy scent

Freshly Mowed Lawn
If you find your guy looking longingly at the lawnmower section of the hardware store or if he spends hours painstakingly pulling weeds and timing watering precisely to keep your grass the envy of the neighborhood, help highlight his passion indoors with this essential oil blend for him.
2 drops Basil to create a calming environment
2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce for an invigorating aroma
2 drops Bergamot to provide a light citrus scent
6 drops Citrus Fresh for a bright and refreshing scent

So as you can see, guys use oils too! 
Want to get starter with oils? Become a member of Young Living HERE.

Friday, June 21, 2019

MY DAILY SHOT

     I was about to start this post off saying that I have a few bad habits, but to be honest, I don't think I do! My health and well-being is pretty important to me and I actually have more good habits than bad ones (so grateful for my health!!) My favourite and pleasurable habit is my morning shot of Ningxia Red.
     My shot of Ningxia Red is the highlight of my morning. The reason I drink it everyday is because it is made from Wolfberries which are an amazing SUPERFOOD ~ so instead of swallowing a bunch of  synthetically formulated vitamins and minerals, I like to eat and drink SUPERFOODS because your body absorbs the nutrients from food so much better.
NingXia Red contains balanced ingredients for a whole-body nutrient infusion. The whole fruit puree of the wolf berry contains vital constituents such as fiber, zeaxanthines, amino acids, polysaccharides, phytocompounds, and polyphenols. NingXia Red is infused with a blend of 5 citrus essential oils including Orange, Tangerine, Lemon and Yuzu Essential Oils. All these ingredients combined support energy levels, normal cellular function, and eye health. It also has many ingredients that participate in antioxidant processes and prevent against oxidative stress.
     Drinking a shot of Ningxia Red is like consuming a huge quantity of fruits and vegetables:
     The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) test, developed by USDA researchers at Tufts University, is one of the most valuable methods for measuring the ability of antioxidants to absorb oxygen radicals. The test showed that the wolfberry has unsurpassed ability to absorb the bad free radicals. NingXia Red has the highest levels of Superoxide-ORAC activity among its competitors. In addition to the Wolfberry puree, there is also blueberry, plum, cherry, aronia, and pomegranate juices as well as grapeseed extract. It is sweetened with natural Stevia extract.

     My whole family loves the sweet and tangy taste of Ningxia Red! My youngest son is a bit of a Ningxia Monster and really looks forward to his daily pouch of Ningxia Red!
Like all Young Living products, there is an amazing story behind the source of the Wolf Berries we use in Ningxia Red. Check out this short video describing the Seed to Seal process of making Ningxia Red:

I also really love this video that outlines the science behind the amazing health benefits of Wolfberries and Ningxia Red:
Are you ready to super charge your health with Ningxia Red? It is easy to get started with a NingXia Red Starter Kit. An extraordinary value that provides a comprehensive introduction to the power of NingXia, this Premium Starter Kit is an essential building block for a healthy lifestyle.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE KIT:
* NingXia Red 2-pack (750 ml each) 
* 30 NingXia Red Singles (60 ml each)
* 1 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier (30 ml) 
* 5 ml Northern Lights Black Spruce
* 1 AromaGlide Roller Fitment 
* 2 Ningxia Red 60 ml samples
* 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards (5 English/5 French) 
* Member Resources 
* Product Guide
Investment in your health : $199.75 

Contact me to get your very own personal stash of Ningxia Red!

Monday, June 3, 2019

WHY I NEVER WORE MAKE-UP

     This may sound shocking to you, but I've never worn makeup. The most I've ever used consistently is a concealer and lip gloss. Oh, and in high school went through a very short powdering my nose kind of phase, but that's it! One of the main reasons why I never wore makeup is because, I had pretty good skin, and to be honest I'm a very low maintenance person when it comes to my beauty regime. As you all know, I also will not put any toxic chemicals on my body and most make-up on the market is really toxic and full of chemicals. So I never bothered to get into make-up.
     Anyway, fast forward to my life these days. When I first became interested in sharing Young Living products, my friend Reagan (who is my upline) started telling me about Savvy Minerals Make-Up, and my immediate response was "Oh, I'm never selling make-up!" I didn't have any experience with using makeup, and so felt like the absolute worst candidate for that job. Anyway - things have changed. The stress of moving, and selling my house, and well just CHANGE in general has done a real number on my hormones, and as a result, my skin. It ain't pretty. My cheeks get all red and spotty. Lets not forget the mysterious skin spots that are beginning to appear as I age too. All of these skin things are beginning to make something a little more powerful than concealer almost a necessity. So I order some Savvy Minerals foundation, bronzer and misting spray. Luckily I won a free lipstick a few months back from YL so I've started using that too. What can I say?! I'm loving the flawless complexion look, ALOT!! So much so that now I'm planning to order some Diamond Dust, Blush, and the Savvy makeup brushes. A whole new world has opened up for me, and I'm loving it!! So now regardless of what time of the month it is, I can go out into the world looking my best, thanks to Savvy Minerals.



     Did you know the average woman puts over 500 chemicals per day on her body? Most of that is from makeup, cosmetics, and other beauty products. And that's not the worst part...the skin actually absorbs 60-70% of what's used topically. So why not give your makeup a MAKE OVER and swap them out with non-toxic alternatives. And here's the best part...you CAN get beauty  without compromising your natural and non-toxic lifestyle.

Lets just go over why I choose Savvy Minerals Makeup - here's what not in our makeup:

Here's what Young Living uses instead:



How to Use Savvy Minerals Step-By-Step:

STEP 1: The first step is cleaning your face. I use the Young Living ART system myself. The ART Renewal Serum and/or ART light moisturizer make a great primer. Our Sheerlume Cream is great if you really dry skin too.

STEP 2: FOUNDATION 
     The first product in the line is the foundation. It diminishes the appearance of imperfections and blemishes, minimizes pore appearance, brightens complexion and enhances natural beauty. As with all of the Savvy Minerals by Young Living products, they are vegan friendly and never tested on animals.
     This is a powder foundation that comes in 10 different shades to accommodate any skin tone. You can also blend multiple foundations together to create your perfect look.
COLOUR MATCHING
     Each tone of Savvy Mineral Foundation—Warm, Cool, and Dark—comes in various shades, with No. 1 as the lightest shade. As the number goes up, the shade gets darker. Using your undertone and the shade finder below, select the shade that’s closest to your skin. For your truest tone, look at the skin on your lower cheek, near your jawline.
 I find the foundation is pretty forgiving. I can wear a Warm #2 or #3. Now that my tan is gone, I am wearing a #2 or #2 and #3 blended.
Find Your Undertone

     The first step to flawless foundation is knowing your undertone. Our Warm colours look best on yellow, peach, and gold undertones; our Cool colours look great on pink or red undertones; and our Dark colours have neutral undertones.

     Not sure which undertone you have? Look at the underside of your forearm to find out. If the veins on your arm have a green tinge, you’re likely warm. If they look bluish, you likely have a cool undertone.

     You can also get some hints from the jewelry and clothes you wear. Which metals and colours look great on you? Which make your skin glow? If you reach for silver jewelry and white, black, blue, green, and blue-red clothes, you probably have cool undertones. Tend to favor gold jewelry and ivory, cream, brown, warm reds, and yellows? You likely have warm undertones.

Here's a video on how to Colour Match the Foundation:

Before you use the foundation, let’s first talk about the Misting Spray.

MISTING SPRAY
     The misting spray was designed by Gary Young as a part of this line to transform the powder foundation into a liquid. To use, simply spray the foundation brush with a bit of the Misting Spray, and allow it to dry for a second. Then pick up some of the powder foundation. Swirl the moistened brush in the lid of the foundation and then tap on finger to release excess. Then apply the foundation to the skin in a gentle swirling motion. Check out this great video on how to apply the foundation. 


     All the Savvy Minerals by Young Living products go on light so you can apply layers to build the colour that you desire. So simply repeat this process until you have the coverage that you want. Be sure that your brush does not get too wet. 
     The misting spray smells amazing! It has skin nourishing ingredients such as aloe, and cedarwood, geranium, lavender, rose essential oils.
CONCEALER: When you use the foundation, you might still want to conceal some blemishes and spots on your face. There are two ways you can do this: just dab a concealer brush in some foundation and apply to spot, or mix with a bit of cream and apply.


STEP #3: BRONZER
     Now, let’s contour using the bronzer. Grab either the contour brush or the bronzer brush, and apply under the cheeks, under the jaw line, or at the hair line to contour, or gentle use it on the cheeks for a sun kissed look. Be sure to shake of any excess off the brush as you go! There are 2 shades of bronzer to choose from. The lighter is Crowned All Over, and the darker shade is Summer Loved.

A short 1 minute video on how to contour.

STEP #4: BLUSH  
     Next step is the blush, arguably the most important makeup step there is. This gives cheeks the perfect flush. It is available in 3 different colours. There is I Do Believe You’re Blushing (a neutral pink), Smashing (a cool pink), and Passionate (a dark burnished rose)
     Again, you can build as much colour as you want; simply repeat the steps above until you like the colour. These can also be used together as some are more sparkly than others.



STEP #5: MINERAL VEIL
     The Diamond Dust Veil may be my most favorite out of all the make-up. You don't want to miss out buying this one. I find it really completes the look. 
     This product is a setting powder for the foundation. Though it looks very white, it’s translucent and glides on clear so it can be used for every skin colour. This gives skin an airbrushed look, and helps to set foundation and make it last longer. Simply grab your powder brush, tap the bottom of the container to release the powder, swirl the brush in the lid and swirl onto skin. Like all of the powders from Savvy Minerals, it is vegan friendly and never tested on animals.


STEP #6: EYESHADOW
     Young Living's great selection of eyeshadow can take you from soft and gentle to bold and dramatic. Again, it is simply all about building layer upon layer of color.
     All the eyeshadow colors are so pretty! I have been using RESIDUAL and DETERMINED for my eyeshadow. I also use Determined as my Eye brow filler - you can use other eyeshadow colors for eyebrow filler or the darker foundations work as well.

     When you start with eyeshadows, always apply Best Kept Secret first. Then you can have fun highlighting with Wanderlust, and filling in the crease with Diffused. For ladies with darker skin, you may want to start with Determined, highlight with Residual and then fill the crease with Unscripted. There are also new green shades, a pale mauve, and limited time only collections for the holidays.

     Just swirl and shake off the excess before applying. For ultra-dramatic looks, you can also use the Misting Spray.
You have several eyeshadow brushes to choose from that will all create the perfect look.
Check out this video on how to use the Eyeshadow:


STEP #7: MULTITASKER
     Now, let’s fill in our brows with the multitasker. This product can do so much more than just fill brows, it also can enhance the eyeshadow, fill in the lash line, and cover grey hairs. 
     I have been using the multi-tasker as my eyeliner as I prefer brown over black. This is too dark for my eye brows - I learned that the hard way, but sure had a good laugh about it.
     Grab the eyeliner brush and use the short angled end to fill in brows. I don’t recommend using the Misting Spray with the eyebrow filler unless you want a very bold eyebrow. But, if you want a really deep colour as an eyeshadow, simply moisten the brush with you Misting Spray or with water before using.

Check out this video on how to use the Multi-Tasker:



STEP #8: EYELINER
     Now, eyeliner is next. Here we can make a big impact if we want to. Get the pointed end of the eyeliner brush soaking wet with water, and pick up some of the Jet Setter and drop it in the lid. Again, wet the end of the brush, and then mix it in the lid until you have a wet paste to work with. While you generally want to avoid mud puddles in the lid of your foundation and blushes, etc, here the mud puddle really works in our favorite to give you a bold eyeliner look without accidentally dripping black powder on your face.

STEP #9: MASCARA
     Then we can finish our look with mascara. The mascara is infused with lavender essential oil for gorgeous lashes from all natural ingredients. This one does contain beeswax, so it is not vegan. It is vegetarian and never tested on animals.
Check out this short video on how to use the Mascara:


STEP #10: LIPSTICK and/or LIP GLOSS
     The lips are the final step. The lipstick glides on smooth and has a creamy texture that enhances the natural lip colour. They do not contain any gluten ingredients.
     There are 5 gorgeous shades of lip stick to choose from! Adore is a bronze pink, On a Whim is a beige nude, Daydream, a pale peachy pink, Uptown Girl which is a Dusty Rose, and Wish, a nude rose.
     Sweet almond oil, beeswax, and vitamin E are key ingredients that moisturize. Simply apply the lip stick until you have the desired coverage. You can also layer with your favorite Young Living lip balm.
LIP GLOSS
     Lip gloss adds that pop of shine, and provides sheer to medium coverage if worn alone. This helps the lips to look fuller and softens and moisturizes.

     We have 4 shades available: Journey (bronze nude); Maven (mauve); Abundant (Sheer Light Pink); and Embrace (a Nude Pink). 
     Olive oil and jojoba esters moisturize and soften the lips while peppermint essential oil gives it a bit of a kick.

BRUSHES: Putting your best face forward is easy when you have the proper makeup application tools.
     The Savvy Minerals Brushes are the perfect companion to the Savvy Minerals line. Each soft makeup application brush is made from high-quality synthetic fibers that are designed to hold the optimal amount of product and provide easy makeup application and a luxurious feel. Each brush works beautifully with the texture of Savvy Minerals powders, so there are no better makeup application brushes for your favourite Savvy Minerals products.
Young Living Canada offers the following brushes:
Blush Brush
Veil Brush
Blending Brush
Eyeshadow Brush
Bronzer Brush
Contour Brush
Concealer Brush

Foundation Brush
CLEANING YOUR BRUSHES: 
3 Reasons You Need To Clean Your Makeup Brushes!!
1. Prolong the life of your beautiful Savvy Minerals brushes.
2. Keep your brushes free of impurities. Who wants those on their skin?!
3. Clean brushes equals flawless makeup application!
Savvy Minerals Solid Brush Cleaner gently cleanses brushes with a plant-based soap and all-natural ingredients like Shea Butter and Jojoba combined Lavender, Lemon, and Orange essential oil for a fresh, clean scent.• 100% vegetable based• Paraben free• Phthalate free• Petrochemical free• Glycol free• Sulfate free• Synthetic dye/colorant free• Animal derived ingredient free• EDTA free• Gluten free
     The Savvy Minerals Silicone Brush Cleansing Pad helps clean makeup, oil, and impurities from your Savvy Minerals brushes. The multitextured surface even provides a deeper cleansing. Use this pad with our Savvy Minerals Solid Brush Cleaner and in a few easy steps, you’ll have brushes free of impurities. Clean brushes mean your makeup and skin will look fresh and fabulous!
1. Wet your Savvy Minerals brush with the bristles pointing down. Make sure to wet only the bristles and not the handle.
2. Swirl the bristles into the Savvy Minerals Solid Brush Cleaner.
3. Place the Savvy Minerals Silicone Brush Cleansing Pad in the palm of your hand and swirl the bristles against the surface to create suds.
4. Rinse the brush, bristles pointing down, until the water runs clear. Repeat steps 2-4 if needed.
5. Reshape the brush and lay flat to dry.



**Pair your Solid Brush Cleaner with the Silicone Brush Cleansing pad for best results!


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