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Teresa McFayden
The Heartland of America
Artist, Designer, Wife and Mom of 3
Interests: Current loves: Painting, Good black pens (handfuls of them), Lattes, Essential Oils, Eating smarter, Shiny things, Photography, Black and white anything and everything, Vintage jewelry, Teaching art to others, Hand drawn sketches by 3 to 93 year olds, watching my kids meets and games siting next to my hubby, Homemade brownies, Typography, Keeping a visual journal, Yorkie puppy dogs.
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I had a fellow Lemon Drop friend post this on her wall so I took the opportunity to ask Dr. Cole Woolley why exactly pure essential oils don't expire, here's what he said. Pure, from the ground, plants distilled into oil DO NOT expire and can last for centuries. Pure... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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Ordering is pretty easy. Once you order that amazeballs Premium Starter Kit you'll be a Member and from that point on you’ll be able to simply log in at your leisure and select whichever products you want. Know what else? By ordering the Premier Starter Kit, you will also enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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If you think you'd like to give these amazing essential oils a try, the best way to do that is to purchase a Premium Starter Kit. This kit (the US version) has: eleven of the oils (all eleven that I've discussed in detail here in this "class"), a diffuser (CANNOT... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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When it comes to aches and feeling all around miserable, it doesn't happen often but when it does...help can't come fast enough can it? No! Combining this heavy duty set of oils is the way to go. Turn the pain into the gain. I think someone famous actually said that.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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Anyone who has ever been pregnant or has loved someone who has been pregnant knows there are a whole host of not-so-awesome things that can come with it: swelling feet, achy joints, heartburn, stuffy noses, and difficulty sleeping, just to name a few. Well guess what? Go ahead and say... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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Knowing when babies are sick is hard. Especially when they can't speak, and can only cry to communicate. When our precious littles are feeling well it's always cause for alarm. These essential oils and tips are for the 6 month to two year old crowd. I hope you feel better... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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This little combo has been a LIFE SAVER. For YEARS (ok, pretty much his entire lifetime) our youngest has suffered horribly from seasonal allergies. You can pretty much set your clock by it. In fact, he has had a birthday party on his birth DAY for only 12 of his... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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Manly men use essential oils. I cannot begin to tell you how many of my Lemondropper friends tell me how their husbands and boyfriends dismissed these oils to start...but came around in just a short while, asking specifically for oils to help whatever ails them. Ok guys, we'll let you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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Animals, probably more than humans, "get" that nature has the best remedies for what ails 'em. If you've ever watched a dog eat certain plant leaves when they have an upset stomach, you KNOW they are naturally in tune with what their bodies need to get healthy. Food, most specifically... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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If you have ever spent more than ten minutes inside a child's classroom, you know that teachers are angels. Teachers - we love you. We are forever indebted to you for your selfless dedication to our kids, even when it means you get exposed x30 to every nasty germ and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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This is a health challenge that plagues a LOT of us (and our children) and it can be super frustrating to treat. Up until now, many people try cream after ointment, or even resort to years of application of steroids to stop the cracking, breaking, itching, bleeding effects of eczema....with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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(I always vote for the Ninjas in contests like this...its a safe bet!) Remember the biology lesson where I talked about free-radicals and the crazy damage they can inflict on our cells, and how we can use anti-oxidants to help combat those nasty free-radicals? Well in addition to these crazy,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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If someone you love struggles with challenges common to being on the Autism spectrum of disorders, there are some essential oils and nutritional supplements offered by Young Living that have been anecdotally shown to offer support and ease symptoms. I am not that familiar with this area, but I know... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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One of the most common health/life challenges people ask me about with regard to essential oils is PAIN. We've all got some, and it can be, well...a real pain. And headaches and migraines...oh mannn. There goes the good day you were trying to have, right? For many, the only options... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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I am new to yoga. I adjusting to the learning curve. I do my daily stretches daily and have been a meditation believer for years. I believe very strongly in the energetic properties of these oils as it relates to increasing openness, acceptance, and in finding that calm, centered balance... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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Oh how I wish I would have known about Essential Oils when 2 out of my 3 kids were running for their schools. Especially my daughter who ran 4 years on a scholarship in college. Just think of all of the aches and pains that would have never happened. And... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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One of the most common complaints I hear from people, and the one that most often they are hoping the essential oils can help them with is poor sleep. For me personally, before using oils at bedtime, I was a wake-up-at-least-3-times-a-night kind of person. Ugh. I honestly thought that was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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Purification® is a special blend of essential oils that can be used directly on the skin to cleanse and soothe insect bites, cuts, and scrapes. When diffused, it helps to purify and cleanse the air from environmental impurities including cigarette smoke and other disagreeable odors. I like to put a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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Valor® is an empowering combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Renowned for its strengthening qualities, Valor enhances an individual's internal resources. It has also been found... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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Stress Away is a newly introduced essential oil into the Premier Starter Kit. This oil smells amazing and like it says in the title...helps make the stress go away. I added a roller ball to my bottle and keep it in my purse. I like having it nearby when I'm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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This is a popular oil for the guys in our house. Specifically the athletes and the men who try and do too much. Panaway has a grear aroma...luckily for us because it's used a lot. A has a bit of Peppermint and Wintergreens it HAS to be good (nature's Ben... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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Who couldn't use a little more JOY in their lives, right??? Joy™ is a luxuriously exotic blend with uplifting overtones that creates magnetic energy and brings joy to the heart. When worn as cologne or perfume, Joy exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness. When diffused,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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I am going to introduce you to the SECRET WEAPON right now, people! THIEVES. You NEED this oil, people. You have NO IDEA how much you need this oil. If you ever get sick, you have loved ones who get sick, you work with people who get sick, or you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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Peace & Calming is a gentle, fragrant blend. It’s the first one many people start with because it is generally a very pleasant scent and for most people has marked “calming” effects. When diffused, it helps calm tensions and uplift the spirit, promoting relaxation and a deep sense of peace.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101
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I love Frank. Oh, I do I do. I usually call Frankincense the "Mack Daddy" of oils. It's seriously amazing. Its healing properties are insane! If i had to pick ONLY ONE (shudder at the thought!) essential oil to buy, Frank would be it! Frank is the main man in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at My Essential Oils 101