One of the best feelings every year is that first day of spring. You can leave the house without a jacket and feel the sunshine on your face. It's like a weight being lifted off your chest. You can once again hear neighbors mowing their lawns and birds chirping. While the lawn mowing might eventually get annoying, it's still one of those first signs that spring is here!
Flowers start to bloom, trees grow green with new growth, and winter's dark and dreary cold is behind us for one more year.
You get butterflies just thinking about being outside in the warmth again! But what if we told you essential oils could help you bring the freshness and scents of spring indoors!
Freshen up your home from the long winter with these fantastic Spring essential oils!
ShaFaun's Favorite Spring Essential Oils:
Here at Sha Faun, we love florals and herbs in the spring. These wonderful and refreshing oils help us bring the feelings of spring inside. We love diffusing different earthy and floral scents to uplift our moods after a long winter.
Here are some of our favorites for you to try.
Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils:
Diffusing oils with spring scents is a great start to freshen up your indoor spaces, but most of us plan on a few deep cleans this spring. So, here's how you can elevate your spring cleaning using some of our favorite Young Living Essential Oils.
Sha Faun Enterprises Spring Cleaning Essentials:
Young Living Purification Blend:
You can use Purification in your laundry, at the bottom of your indoor trash barrels, and anywhere you feel like you need to remove the dingy stale air of winter. You can use this blend in your essential oil cleaning products for a fresh spring scent that adds a sensory experience to your chore list!
Deep Clean with Spring Scents:
Create a deep cleaning scrub using 1 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of clear, unscented liquid dish soap, and ten drops of your favorite spring essential oils. We love rosemary and lavender together for a refreshing and invigorating scent!
You can use this scrub in your sinks, tile, and even toilet!
DIY Spring Carpet Spray:
Combine 1/2 cup of distilled water and 1/4 cup of witch hazel with 45 drops of essential oils for a linen and carpet spray that will freshen up your home in seconds. We love lemon, lime, and tangerine for an uplifting citrus boost to your linens and window treatments.
When spring is in the air outdoors, but it's still too chilly to open your windows, essential oils can help you bring the feelings of spring inside with aromatherapy.
For more ways to enjoy Young Living Essential Oils this spring, join us as we take you on an essential oil adventure. Start today, and Sha Faun can show you the way!
To answer that question, let's first discuss what essential oils are. Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants such as herbs and flowers.
It takes a lot more roses to get an ounce of rose oil than clove oil from cloves. You can squeeze the rind of an orange and see some of the oils come out. That's why some of the citrus oils tend to be more affordable. You can easily extract more of it from less of the plant.
Essential oils are the essence of a plant.
Here at Sha-Faun Enterprises, some of our favorite oils are on the more expensive side. Frankincense, for example, is one of the most expensive essential oils. Frankincense comes from a tree that is impossible to grow in most of the world. Frankincense only grows in the Arabian Peninsula. It can also only be harvested at certain times of the year. These factors lead to an increased cost for the production, timing, and shipment of this genuinely amazing oil.
Factors that increase the cost of essential oils:
Now that we've painted that picture for you about Frankincense, you can imagine why particular oils are more expensive than others. Here are a few factors that might increase the cost and availability of an essential oil.
Type of plant:
Have you ever played the "love me knot" game with rose petals? Do you remember how thin and delicate those pedals felt in your hands? It takes a lot of flowers to extract floral oils. It takes about 8,000 roses to make one bottle of rose essential oil. That's 30 rose petals in each drop!
Not all oils are extracted using the same method. Some extraction methods are best suited for certain types of plants. Some extraction processes require more plant products or simply take longer.
Common extraction processes:
Harvest and timing of harvest:
Certain plants are very delicate and maybe even a bit fussy making harvesting more challenging. Many flowers only bloom at certain times of the day. If not caught at just the right moment, they close, leaving harvesters to wait until the next day to try again.
Many plants we get essential oils from only grow in certain parts of the world. These delicate oils ship globally in light and temperature-sensitive packaging, increasing their costs.
Why some oils are cheap:
You should carefully read the labels when you see exceptionally inexpensive essential oils. Often these oils are either not pure or are diluted with other oils. If you see the word fragrance on the label, that's not a pure essential oil.
While essential oils are not the least expensive product you can buy, the good news is they last a very long time. You only use them drops at a time. We love and trust Young Living Essential oils as high-quality oils because of their purity standards. Luckily for those of us on a budget, Young Living has a variety of essential oils you can buy for under $30! Some of our favorite, more affordable oils include lavender, sweet orange, peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, and lemon!
There's a lot to learn about essential oils, but Sha-Faun has your back every step of the way. We can help you get started on your Young Living essential oil journey today!
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This oil is good for that. That oil is good for this. Don't use these oils while operating heavy machinery(what?!). Starting your foray into essential oils is overwhelming. Hot oils, earthy oils, floral oils, it's a lot of information to digest. But don't fret! Sha Faun Enterprises is here to help you sort it all out and start your venture into buying oils out on the right foot.
People are passionate about oils, and there's a lot of information out there (some of it contradictory information). But don't let that sway you from stepping foot inside a part of the health world that will leave you feeling fantastic and surrounded by the most incredible sensory experiences you could imagine—essential oils.
Here are a few of our tips for those of you just starting out or needing a refresher when it comes to buying essential oils.
Sha-Faun's Tips for Buying Oils:
The first piece of advice we can give you is what to avoid when shopping for essential oils. While you grow accustomed to oils and learn your favorite types, you're going to want to be a label checker. If you see these items, put the bottle down and walk away. Here are a few things to look for on a label.
Now on to what to look for. Essential oils are pretty standard, and the packaging for the good stuff is relatively uniform across the industry. Look for:
Where to Buy Essential Oils:
Well, you're in the right place! Many stores carry essential oils these days, but you have to filter through lower-quality oils that are filled with synthetics and mystery ingredients labeled as "fragrances." We love Young Living essential oils for their quality of products and their encyclopedia of resources and help along the way! Essential oils are a fantastic tool that you can add to your day in many different ways. Healthy living is part of our core values. It's why we do what we do! Essential oils are a huge part of that, and we love sharing them with you!
At Sha-Faun Enterprises, we strive to be a trusted resource and partner for you no matter where you are in your essential oil journey. For more ways to learn about Young Living essential oils, get started today!
The beautiful thing about fresh starts is that you can give yourself one anytime. There are no hard and fast rules about when to start fresh on a project, a relationship, or even a job! The new year is when most people choose to jump-start something just because of all the newness associated with the start of a new calendar. Here at Sha-Faun Enterprises, we are all about reinventing ourselves whenever the need arises. Fresh starts can be scary. Anxiety, stress, and all the feelings associated with starting something new can become overwhelming. Luckily for you, essential oils can help with that!
Here are a few of Sha-Faun's favorite Young Living essential oils to get you through the awkward phase of starting something new and exciting!
Our Favorite Essential Oils for a Fresh Start:
Need the courage to dive into a new project you've been putting off? Give Frankincense a try. The deep earthy aroma of Frankincense can help keep your mind and body grounded while you grapple with the start of a new job or life adventure. Don't let stress keep you from making the leap. Keep a bottle of Frankincense on hand for those moments when you start to doubt yourself.
Match your excitement with the uplifting energy of Orange essential oil. Invigorate yourself with a homemade room spray or oil roller using orange. Orange blends beautifully with lavender for a calming and uplifting blend perfect for sitting down to get some work done on a new project!
Do you sense those anxious thoughts and feelings creeping in again? Clary sage can help with that!
The aroma therapeutic benefits of clary sage include helping to reduce anxious thoughts and emotions. Use in a pillow spray, a relaxing body lotion, or even in a bubble bath to relax those fears away as you grapple with whatever fresh start you're planning to jump into.
You finally went for that promotion at work, and you got it! Congratulations! Time to get to work. Use lime essential oil to help keep you motivated and on task as you dive into a new position or even a new career. Place a few drops of lime, lemon, and sweet orange or grapefruit in a diffuser for a motivating and energizing blend to keep you going!
Lavender is a reliable partner anytime you're feeling the stress of new beginnings. For better sleep, calming feelings, and an overall sense of peace, we always recommend keeping lavender on hand. You can pair lavender with rosemary for a powerful and energizing combination, or you can simmer down at the end of the day with a lavender and vanilla bubble bath. The versatility of lavender is perfect for keeping on hand your fresh start.
Nothing says a new year and a fresh start, like learning more about how essential oils can benefit you and your family. For more fresh starts, begin your Young Living essential oils journey today!
The holiday season is a wonderful and magical time of the year, but it can also be a source of stress and heartache for many of us. Shopping for gifts, hosting holiday gatherings, and dealing with our kids home for extended breaks from school can leave us a bit frazzled and spread thin during the holidays.
The greatest gift you can give yourself this year is a break from the hustle and bustle and a little bit
Sha Faun Enterprises' Holiday Hacks to Survive this Season:
From the week before Thanksgiving until New Year, we are busy busy busy. Shopping, cooking, and gathering have us all in a tizzy. Here are a few ways we at Sha Faun keep ourselves grounded and in control.
Keep an essential oil roller on hand.
Whether you need to relax or perk yourself up, Young Living has an essential oil for that. Save yourself the time and look into the variety of pre-blended oils you can choose from. The Three Wise Men blend is excellent for bringing you feelings of peace. Abundance is another one of our favorites!
Take care of your skin.
Most of us don't have the privilege of living in warm climates all year round. The holidays are synonymous with a winter chill in the air, wreaking havoc on our skin. Avoid cracked and painful hands by keeping your favorite lotion on hand. To create a custom scented hand lotion, simply blend your favorite Young Living essential oils into your favorite unscented lotion for a custom moisturizer that can also double as a homemade holiday gift!
Diffuse the scents of the season.
Holiday scents like clove and cinnamon are warm and inviting. Diffusing warm holiday blends are a great way of keeping the reason for the season in the back of your mind while also keeping your home smelling fresh and clean! They also do a great job of helping us feel energized.
Don't forget you can always bring the outdoors in with a spritzer of Idaho Grand Fir. It smells just like a freshly cut Christmas tree!
Enjoy yourself a little.
We spent two months this time of the year trying to create magic for everyone around us that we often forget about ourselves. At Sha Faun, we want to remind you to give yourself a gift this holiday season by taking some time out to enjoy it. Drive through a holiday light display or put on some holiday music in your car. Don't forget to shop for a little something extra for your stocking, too! Essential oils make great stocking stuffers!
It's hard to slow down this time of year. But slowing down and being with loved ones is a great way to enjoy the true spirit of the holidays. Bringing in the new year is a great time to start a new journey with Young Living essential oils. For more ways essential oils can help you bring peace and balance to your life, start your journey today!
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, everyone is thinking about more ways to be grateful. But is being thankful and showing gratitude one time a year enough for us?
Giving thanks and being kind are things we can practice all year round. Here are a few ways you can bring this practice alive in your own life and keep it going into the new year.
What is Gratitude?
Gratitude is the act of being thankful or showing appreciation. We can be grateful in many ways. Showing gratitude doesn't mean big over-the-top grand gestures like large gifts and showiness. In fact, at Sha-Faun Enterprises, we would argue that those little acts of kindness and being thankful are much more potent in your life and the lives of others.
Because small gestures are much easier to stick with and get into the habit of, we will focus on small ways you can show and give more gratitude in your life, starting today.
Sha-Faun's Thankfulness Habits:
Remember your manners:
Being thankful isn't always easy. When you're running late, and the coffee drive-through is long, it can be hard to remember that others around us could be having similar experiences. So, the next time you pull through the drive-up window for your late afternoon tea or latte pick-me-up, remember to thank the person who hands you your beverage.
As adults, we can sometimes forget to practice using our manners. "Please" and "thank-you" can go a long way to show people around us that we appreciate them, even if it's just for handing you a coffee through a window.
*For those days when the coffee lines are long, and all the traffic lights are red, you can use your car diffuser to bring some peace and calm to your commute with Young Living essential oils. *
Write it down:
Grab a notebook. Any notebook you have laying around. Open it up to the first page and put today's date at the top. Now put down three bullet points. Write down three things you are thankful for right now. These don't have to be significant items. It could look something like this:
*At Sha Faun, we like to take a few moments every once in a while, and look back at all the things that we've been grateful for in the past. *
One of the most remarkable ways you can show and give more gratitude is by spreading kindness. Lending a helping hand, holding the door for someone, or spreading a smile around the room are small ways to show your thankfulness.
That includes being kind to yourself. You can't spread kindness if you're not first kind to yourself. Something as simple as diffusing your favorite calming blends in the morning or dabbing an oil roller on your wrist on your way out the door can help you focus on yourself a little more often.
For more ways to spread joy and kindness with essential oils, start your Young Living essential oil journey today!
Nutmeg is such a versatile spice, both in the kitchen and as a vibrant scent to fill your home. But if you need some easy tips and tricks on using Nutmeg oil in your life, we’re here to help. Whether you’re trying to get ready for fall or want to add some flavor to your life, Nutmeg’s warm, spicy aroma can help set the right mood in your space.
Nutmeg essential oil uses:
You probably already have a jar of nutmeg spice in your kitchen, but what about Nutmeg essential oil? Let’s talk about what it can do for you as you set the mood for fall:
Nutmeg essential oil diffuser blendsNutmeg is already a powerful oil when diffused on its own, but blending it with other complementary oils can set the mood of your space. Try these easy-to-make blends!
"Time for bed!"
Three more dreaded words have never been spoken if you're a tiny human under the age of 10.
Bedtime can be a source of loneliness and anxiety for our littles. At Sha Faun Enterprises, we've endured our share of bedtime battles, getting our babies off to a sweet slumber. But along the way, we've discovered some helpful ways to ease bedtime blues for our young ones, and we want to share those with you.
Using Essential Oils for Bedtime:
For some kids, bedtime will always be hard. Some of those kids grow up into adults that thrive during the night hours. Raising those night owls can be demanding and stressful. While essential oils aren't a cure-all for struggling sleepers, they are a great addition to peaceful and calming nighttime routines. These tips work for both young and old, so feel free to enjoy some of the sleepy essential oil tips yourself!
Diffusing the situation:
The moments leading up to bedtime can be frightening for young ones who don't want to be alone in their bedrooms at night. Kids crave agency in their lives. Establishing choice as part of their routine can help your child gear up for a night of blissful sleep. While they choose their jammies, set out a few options of sleepy time Young Living essential oils or blends for your little one to choose. Let them count the drops with you as you place them in their diffuser and turn it on for bedtime.
Here are a few of Sha Faun's favorite bedtime oils:
Sleepy Time Roller for Little One's
Between monster sprays and magic potions, bedtime wouldn't be bedtime without a bit of theatrics. A sleepy time roller gives your child the benefit of both with genuine help with sleep. Creating a sleepy time roller with dreamy essential oils to rub on your child's feet before bedtime begins a soothing and relaxing routine to set them up for a beautiful night's sleep.
How to Make a Sleepy Time Oil Roller:
Use the oil roller on the feet, wrists, and chest of your little one as you are dressing them for bed. The soothing scents of your bedtime oils will help them drift off to sleep.
The Three B's: Bath, Bottle, and Bed.
If a bath is part of your bedtime routine, essential oil drops are a great addition to a soothing bedtime bath. Try these oils blended with a carrier oil in a sleepy bath.
Need more life tips? To learn more about how essential oils can help you stay calm and relaxed as you parent on, start your Young Living Journey today!
Whether you own a yoga studio or dabble around with some stretches at home, a diffuser next to your yoga space is an excellent way to breathe deeper and get more relaxed with your yoga practice.
At Sha Faun Enterprises, we keep a diffuser and some of our favorite Young Living essential oils next to our yoga space. Aromatherapy and yoga are a perfect combination for helping to reduce stress and anxiety. We want to share some of our favorite essential oil blends with you. Let's getting into a relaxing mindset while we stretch out on our yoga mats.
Sha Faun's favorite essential oils diffuser blends for yoga:
Mountain Breeze Blend:
A little bit earthy with a splash of bright citrus to bring you calm feelings while you stretch out and breathe deeply on your yoga mat. This blend is excellent for those mid-day stretching sessions or a pre-bedtime session.
Place in your clean diffuser and enjoy!
Awaken your mind and your senses while you focus and let go of chasing your thoughts. Run-away thoughts can get in the way of our yoga practices. This blend can help calm and focus your mind.
Focus on your mind-body connection with this earthy and sweet blend for when you need to focus before a task or a big deadline.
Lift yourself up and tap into your self-care with this soul-enriching blend. During these challenging times, we could all use a little more loving ourselves.
The woodsy aroma of Cypress and Pine can help you let go of your worries and center yourself in the moment. We could all use a little more centering and being present in the moment.
Awaken your mind for the day with this stimulating and refreshing blend. Perfect for an early morning yoga sesh. Not recommended for use near bedtime. Rosemary is great for helping your memory. Try this before an important meeting or exam.
Studies have shown that yoga helps strengthen muscles, improve posture, and reduce stress on your bones and joints. Yoga is also good for your mind. Yoga reduces stress, encourages better sleep, and lifts your mood. The benefits of yoga, together with the aromatherapy benefits of essential oils, are the perfect recipe for a relaxing and productive yoga practice.
For more ways yoga and essential oils can help you lift your mind, body, and spirit, and to learn more, start your Young Living essential oil journey today!